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Have the Democrats finally gone too far? replies
Posted by Garnet 3/10/2019 10:58:16 AM Post Reply
Pick up a newspaper or watch the news about what Democrats are up to and you’re certain to ask yourself the same question dominating American politics: Are they going too far? Did Democrats overreach when they invited convicted liar and turncoat scammer Michael Cohen to tell Congress President Trump is a bad guy? Are they on a ridiculous fishing expedition when they summon 81 people, including three of the president’s children, to testify to a congressional panel whose chairman says he’s certain Trump committed crimes, no matter what special counsel Robert Mueller says?
Democratic presidents behaved a lot worse than Trump in the White House replies
Posted by Garnet 3/10/2019 11:00:37 AM Post Reply
Progressives claim President Trump marks a new low in American political and presidential history, personifying a singularly odious message. But if we examine the present pantheon of progressive icons, and strip away their reliance on liberal-media protection and transfer them instead into the present age of tabloid promiscuity and cyber omnipresence, would we now have a very different view of their presidencies? The progressive Woodrow Wilson administration likely would never have completed its two elected terms had it operated on media protocols common just a half-century later.
The Dems Will Lose the House in 2020 replies
Posted by Garnet 3/11/2019 6:22:19 AM Post Reply
If you find it difficult to grasp how a handful of leftwing extremists managed to win last week’s battle with the nominal leadership of the Democratic Party over a House resolution originally written to condemn anti-Semitism, Margaret Thatcher explained the phenomenon four decades ago: “The one thing about leftwing politicians is that they are always fanatical. They never let go. It’s their religion.” She was describing how the Labour Party had been destroyed from within by a small minority of radicals. Thatcher eventually exploited this process, led the Conservative Party to victory over Labour, and became Prime Minister
Trump´s Most Daunting Task: Educating on Socialism replies
Posted by Garnet 3/17/2019 12:05:04 PM Post Reply
Amidst the welter of good and bad news we are assaulted with every day, by far the most dangerous long-term are the new polls showing America´s youth tilting significantly toward socialism. Not surprisingly, these same young people haven´t the slightest idea of what socialism really is, its history or what it entails, which is suicidal for them more than anyone else. They are the ones who will suffer most if the USA turns into Venezuela. Because of a sclerotic leftwing education system, our youth have been indoctrinated in a simple-minded version of socialism for decades without knowing it.
For Latinos, ´Beto´ O´Rourke is just another privileged white guy trying to manipulate them replies
Posted by Garnet 3/17/2019 12:10:10 PM Post Reply
He hasn’t earned it. I’ve distilled it down. And that’s basically the refrain I’ve heard from dozens of Latinos who — unlike the media, which is run by white liberals who are fascinated by other white liberals — refuse to go loco for Beto. They’re concerned that Robert Francis O’Rourke, who this week joined an already-crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, is trying to put one over on Latinos by tricking them into thinking he’s one of them. Or, at the very least, they think that his strategy,
Socialism: An Old Dogma With No New Tricks replies
Posted by Garnet 3/18/2019 6:38:27 AM Post Reply
When people like Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez extol the virtues of socialism it reminds me of Dorothy Parker’s pun, “You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.” Parker’s quip had nothing to do with politics, of course. It was about religion. This, ironically, renders it uniquely applicable to the recent resurgence of public interest in this hoary collectivist doctrine. The belief that replacing free market capitalism with socialism would result in a more equitable society requires a leap of faith. Unlike belief in Christianity or Judaism, for example, it requires blind faith combined with illiteracy in history and economics.
Democrats May Blow It in 2020 replies
Posted by Garnet 3/18/2019 11:41:42 AM Post Reply
In their fever to dispense with President Trump immediately, Democrats are losing sight of what Marxists called the “objective conditions” in the country and the fundamentals of presidential politics. Unless they take care, they will forfeit their chance to regain the White House in 2020 and could return congressional control to Republicans as well. Begin with the objective conditions. The first is continuing public disenchantment with political, media, financial and cultural establishments. It is this disenchantment that brought Mr. Trump to the White House in the first place
Brexit’s in trouble because Britain’s political class never wanted it replies
Posted by Garnet 3/19/2019 11:33:45 AM Post Reply
Theresa May’s crushing defeat in the House of Commons this week over her plan for Britain to leave the European Union was actually a great victory for her, provided that you make a simple assumption: that she and her colleagues never wanted Britain to leave the EU in the first place. A majority of the British legislature is, and always was, opposed to Brexit. Those legislators who agitated most vociferously for it declined, when the time came, to carry out the policy, leaving it to a woman already well known for her political maladroitness.
Green New Deal Would Spark Yellow Vest-Style Protests replies
Posted by Garnet 3/19/2019 11:37:21 AM Post Reply
Democrats are predicting a climate-change-fueled apocalypse 12 years from now, but 3,800 miles away in Paris, we’re seeing a preview of the real doomsday scenario that would result from radical policies such as the Green New Deal. For the 18th weekend in a row, violent protests broke out in the streets of one of Europe’s oldest cities as French citizens protested their government’s efforts to make them bear the costs of transitioning to clean energy. The mouvement des gilets jaunes, or Yellow Vests Movement, started in response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to raise gas taxes
SCOTUS Gives Trump a Big Win on Immigration replies
Posted by Garnet 3/20/2019 6:12:24 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration in Nielsen v. Preap, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to detain illegal aliens without bond while awaiting deportation for committing crimes within our borders. The decision reversed a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It was authored by Justice Samuel Alito, who was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts as well as Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh. The ruling involved a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of various resident aliens, including a few with Green Cards, convicted of crimes for which U.S. law mandates deportation.
Is This What Could Doom Elizabeth Warren? replies
Posted by Garnet 3/22/2019 11:26:07 AM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren “is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability,” or so says The Associated Press. She is languishing in fifth place in a spate of polls of Democratic primary voters; Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke are dominating the money race; and her detailed and thoughtful position papers on health care, monopolies and tax policy threaten to define her as the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner of 2020—the candidate who wins a prize from policy wonks and civic-minded pundits, but who never wins the nomination. There’s no single answer for Warren’s slow start.
Who anointed Beto O´Rourke to be our political saviour? He did replies
Posted by Garnet 3/22/2019 11:30:03 AM Post Reply
Beto O’Rourke, the former El Paso Congressman and failed Texas Senate candidate who announced his presidential run last Thursday, named his first son Ulysses. It’s a Latinized name for the hero, Odysseus, in the Homeric epic The Odyssey. This is typical of Beto: he likes heroes, and the stories of their discovery, trials, and triumphs. One of Beto’s favorite books is The Hero’s Journey, an overview by the literary theorist Joseph Campbell of Campbell’s theory of heroic myth. In Campbell’s work, the hero story, or “monomyth,” can be broken down into component parts,
California executes a ´moratorium´ on the death penalty replies
Posted by Garnet 3/23/2019 11:26:22 AM Post Reply
During the past eight years, California voters have twice reiterated their support for the death penalty by defeating propositions seeking to overturn it.If anyone was confused about Californians’ understanding of the death penalty representing an important part of justice, in 2016 they even passed a proposition calling for the speeding up of executions by shortening the decades-long appeals process.In other words, Californians want the death penalty, and they want to it happen faster and more often.
It’s Morning in Tallahassee replies
Posted by Garnet 3/23/2019 11:30:36 AM Post Reply
There was once a day, or at least Louis Brandeis said there was, when the states were the laboratory of democracy. I cannot personally confirm that rumor. Over the course of my own life, the Ffederal government has been a 24-hour laboratory for mandates on the states, respectively, or on the people. In the economic realm, as just one example, Washington confiscates much of our wealth and then tells us what to do with the rest. Washington has even larger appetites for the regulatory state, of course, which is now moving briskly beyond the boundaries
The Electoral College and Slavery: A Reality Check replies
Posted by Garnet 3/25/2019 3:47:39 PM Post Reply
In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Donald Trump, we have been subjected to increasingly shrill calls from the left to abolish the Electoral College. Several Democratic presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, have added their voices to this dissonant chorus. But their arguments suggest that the framers were wise to be wary of the mischief caused by unscrupulous politicians who play on the emotions of the voters. An exquisitely apposite example of such demagoguery is the claim that the Electoral College itself is a relic of slavery. This was recently repeated by Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) who brayed:
As the Mueller Probe Ends, New Russiagate Myths Begin replies
Posted by Garnet 3/26/2019 10:28:11 AM Post Reply
On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress, summarizing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The most telling section, quoted directly from Mueller’s report, read: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” That one sentence should end a roughly 33-month national ordeal (the first Russigate stories date back to July 2016) in which the public was encouraged, both by officials and the press, to believe Donald Trump was a compromised foreign agent.
Netanyahu to Trump: ´Israel has never had a better friend than you´ replies
Posted by Garnet 3/26/2019 11:30:44 AM Post Reply
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Trump on Monday that "Israel has never had a better friend than you," as Trump formally recognized Israel´s annexation of the Golan Heights. "Mr. President, over the years Israel has been blessed to have many friends who have sat in the Oval Office. But Israel has never had a better friend than you. You have showed this time and again," Netanyahu said. The Israeli leader cited Trump´s withdrawal from former President Barack Obama´s Iran nuclear deal and his decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Can the Mueller Report Cure the Media of TDS? replies
Posted by Garnet 3/28/2019 6:40:44 AM Post Reply
When Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller finally finished his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, his findings were utterly predictable — the Russians had interfered as always, a few of Donald Trump’s former associates had committed unrelated offenses, and there was no evidence indicating that the President had colluded with any foreign power to rob Hillary Clinton of victory. For most Americans, it was good that we don’t have a Manchurian candidate living in the White House. For TDS victims in the media, however, it was a calamity. Commentators stormed, sobbed, and insisted that Trump hadn’t been exonerated.
Collusiongate, RIP replies
Posted by Garnet 3/28/2019 10:52:23 AM Post Reply
Collusiongate is now history. The announcement late Friday afternoon that special counsel Robert Mueller had completed his investigation and Attorney General William Barr’s four-page letter released Sunday made it clear: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” This is not what you expected if you’ve been watching CNN or MSNBC or reading the New York Times or the Washington Post these past two years. Their viewers and readers have been savoring the prospect of Donald Trump being frog-marched
Dropping Jussie Smollett Charges Says It’s Okay To Lie If You’re Woke replies
Posted by Garnet 3/30/2019 11:51:42 AM Post Reply
As far as the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is concerned, lying about a hate crime is not such a big deal. By deciding to drop charges against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollet for having faked a hate crime in an apparent deal in which his records would be sealed and no apology required for the costs he had inflicted on the city, the authorities effectively gave him a pass for all he had done. Yet rather than ending the controversy, the deal—which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel rightly declared was “not on the level”—created a brand-new furor.
Poll: 79 Percent of New York Residents Oppose the State´s Radical Abortion Bill replies
Posted by Garnet 3/30/2019 11:55:05 AM Post Reply
In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) signed a radical abortion bill legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and removing protections for babies in the womb and babies born in a botched abortion. According to a new poll released Friday, however, a full 79 percent of New York residents think abortion should be limited to at least the first six months of pregnancy. According to a Knights of Columbus (KoC)/Marist poll released Friday, New York State residents tend to support abortion at higher rates than most Americans, but even so, only 21 percent
An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden replies
Posted by Garnet 3/30/2019 11:57:40 AM Post Reply
In 2014, I was the 35-year-old Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada. The landscape wasn’t looking good for my party that year. There were no high-profile national races to help boost turnout, and after the top candidate bowed out of the governor’s race, “None of the Above” ended up winning the Democratic primary. So when my campaign heard from Vice-President Joe Biden’s office that he was looking to help me and other Democrats in the state, I was grateful and flattered. His team offered to bring him to a campaign rally in an effort to help boost voter turnout.
‘Unplanned’ is my story and you can´t unsee it replies
Posted by Garnet 3/30/2019 12:06:31 PM Post Reply
I worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years, rising through the ranks from volunteer escort, to clinic counselor to clinic director. I was awarded the Employee of the Year prize in 2008 and was one of the youngest clinic directors in the country, setting an example of how to run a clinic to churn out as many abortions – the biggest money maker – as I could. Then it all changed when I was asked to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion.Some images stick with you forever, images that you can’t unsee.
Voters Agree With Trump on Russia Probe replies
Posted by Garnet 4/1/2019 6:38:31 AM Post Reply
Congressional Democrats are committing a grave political blunder by continuing to push Russia conspiracy theories and insinuating that Attorney General William Barr is perpetrating a cover-up by complying with the law in his handling of the Mueller report. In addition to the special counsel probe, which produced no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice by the Trump campaign, there have been two congressional inquiries that also failed to find proof of malfeasance. Several polls conducted since the Mueller probe ended suggest that most Americans believe the President is innocent of wrongdoing and that the Democrats are merely playing politics.
A new special counsel should be appointed replies
Posted by Garnet 4/1/2019 11:17:51 AM Post Reply
It’s become abundantly clear there was a conspiracy waged against a sitting U.S. president now that the Robert Mueller investigation has confirmed the Russia collusion hoax was just that — a hoax — manufactured by a witches’ brew of Democrats including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, the Democratic National Committee, Obama deep state officials and a complicit media seeking to derail the Trump administration. The interference began as an attempt first to “stop Trump” from getting elected, as former FBI agent Peter Strzok said in a text message, since uncovered, to his lover during the 2016 election.
Abortion supporters don´t want to you to see ´Unplanned´ – See it anyway replies
Posted by Garnet 4/3/2019 9:33:47 AM Post Reply
They gave the movie an "R" rating -- which meant the trailer could only run before "R"-rated movies and no one younger than 17 under could see it without a parent´s permission. A half-dozen major music labels refused producers´ requests to license music for the film. Many major television networks except Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network refused to run ads promoting it. Then, curiously, the movie´s Twitter account was suspended through no fault of its own during opening weekend. (Snip) Get the feeling someone doesn´t want you to see "Unplanned"?
‘Unplanned’: What Would Susan B. Anthony Say? replies
Posted by Garnet 4/4/2019 6:38:21 AM Post Reply
The abortion industry has had a rough couple of weeks. In addition to the commercial success of the pro-life film, Unplanned, the Georgia legislature just joined the growing number of states to pass bills prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Predictably, the film and the legislation have been denounced by baby part purveyor Planned Parenthood, its bought-and-paid-for stooges in Washington, and the legacy media as another offensive in the “war on women.” The irony of that charge is that legendary feminists like Susan B. Anthony and other genuine fighters for women’s rights were ardent opponents of abortion.
The Russian collusion hoax meets unbelievable end replies
Posted by Garnet 4/5/2019 11:54:17 AM Post Reply
As the Russia collusion hoax hurtles toward its demise, it’s important to consider how this destructive information operation rampaged through vital American institutions for more than two years, and what can be done to stop such a damaging episode from recurring. While the hoax was fueled by a wide array of false accusations, misleading leaks of ostensibly classified information, and bad-faith investigative actions by government officials, one vital element was indispensable to the overall operation: the Steele dossier. Funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee, which hid their payments from disclosure by funneling
Can’t Any Democrat Here Play This Game? replies
Posted by Garnet 4/5/2019 11:58:26 AM Post Reply
Time to check on the twenty Smurfs. Joe Biden recorded a message on a friend´s iPhone in which he admitted that he´s made women and "some men" uncomfortable by, among other things, touching them, rubbing their shoulders, and smelling their hair. It´s his way of making a "connection," Biden explained, as though he were a domestic animal introducing himself to another pet. Men, women, "young, old," he´s touched them all. Handshakes and small talk aren´t enough for Joe. He´s "tactile." Biden pledged to be "mindful" of personal space because "social norms" have changed
Democrats and the perils — not just financial — of ´Medicare for All´ replies
Posted by Garnet 4/6/2019 10:42:29 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidents have found it hard to achieve the goal of universal health insurance coverage. Jimmy Carter promised it when he ran in 1976, but he was unable to get a bill passed. Bill Clinton enlisted Hillary Clinton to craft a plan, but it failed in Congress. Barack Obama managed to pass the Affordable Care Act, but it fell well short of covering everyone. Even Obama’s relatively cautious plan was bad for the Democratic Party, which lost the House in 2010, after Obamacare passed — just as it lost the House in 1994 after the Hillarycare push.
Reality Check for 2020 Democrats replies
Posted by Garnet 4/7/2019 10:47:19 AM Post Reply
This week offered a wake-up call to Democrats convinced that any presidential candidate, no matter how liberal, will be able to beat President Trump next November. There were two off-year elections taking place in two of the most consequential blue-wall battlegrounds for the upcoming election: a state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin and a state Senate special election in the Pittsburgh suburbs. In Pennsylvania, the Democratic nominee, Pam Iovino, emphasized her record of bipartisanship,
Democrats Feed on Voter Fears replies
Posted by Garnet 4/8/2019 6:33:46 AM Post Reply
During the recent gathering of vultures at the National Action Network conference, where Democratic scavengers attempted to tear gobbets of civil rights credibility from the desiccated carcass of Al Sharpton, Elizabeth Warren claimed that the integrity of our elections is under assault by the GOP. She accused the President and congressional Republicans of conspiring to suppress the vote of various Democrat-leaning groups, particularly minorities like blacks and Hispanics, in order to prevail in elections they could not otherwise win. She essentially said that the Democrats inevitably win any fair election and that all Republican victories are, by definition, illegitimate.
If Chicago is a black political mecca, why are African-Americans leaving the city in droves? replies
Posted by Garnet 4/8/2019 10:20:28 AM Post Reply
You’ve probably seen the list by now. Some folks are calling it “black women magic.” Since Lori Lightfoot’s historic victory last week, the list has been passed around proudly as a symbol of the achievements of African-American women in the Chicago area.While hardly anyone was paying attention, black women rose up and took charge of the most high-profile positions in our city and county government. If you throw in the African-American men also in top spots, the changing political tide is even more astounding. I have a question, though. If our city really has become the black political mecca
Google Bigots and the High-Tech Lynching of Kay James replies
Posted by Garnet 4/9/2019 10:46:42 AM Post Reply
Friday, at four o’clock in the afternoon. Kay Cole James, the president of the Heritage Foundation, steps to the podium of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in suburban Harrisburg and gives the startling update. Ms. James, at a laughing, self-admitted 70 and famously one of the best known, longtime conservative leaders in the country, announces to the PLC crowd (the PLC is the Pennsylvania version of CPAC and was celebrating its 30th anniversary) that this was her first public comment since she had learned only hours earlier that she had been removed as a recent appointee to Google’s Advanced Technology
The faith of my father replies
Posted by Garnet 4/9/2019 10:49:55 AM Post Reply
I was at church when I first realized that, despite my best intentions, I had inherited some of my father’s mannerisms. Standing up during Mass one Sunday, I found myself rocking back and forth from my heels to toes, my arms crossed, eyes closed, head down while I listened to the priest lead a prayer. I’d seen my father do that same thing every week for much of my life and thought it seemed idiosyncratic, but either by nature or nurture I had unwittingly assumed the same series of movements.
Candace Owens Nukes Nadler’s ‘Hate Crime’ Hearing replies
Posted by Garnet 4/10/2019 6:39:56 AM Post Reply
If you want to know why the Democrats are frightened of Candace Owens, watch the video of her Tuesday morning testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. For example, early in the proceedings, Owens chastised Chairman Jerrold Nadler for misrepresenting her biography: “You reduced it to one sentence, calling me a conservative activist. It wasn’t what I submitted to your office last night and I think that you opened with anti-black bias.” Having demonstrated that she is no shrinking violet, Owens debunked the ostensible purpose of the hearing — that it was convened to examine white nationalist hate crimes:
Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal replies
Posted by Garnet 4/11/2019 10:43:23 AM Post Reply
Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a “day of reckoning is coming”. It’s the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate crisis which – if we continue on with business as usual – could end human civilization as we know it. McAdams, though, was describing a decidedly less grave threat, if it can be considered a threat at all: the federal deficit. He and 26 other members of the so-called Blue Dog Coalition – centrist and fiscally-conservative Democrats – are pushing for a constitutional amendment
My FDNY son’s death on 9/11 was more than just ‘something’ replies
Posted by Garnet 4/11/2019 10:47:22 AM Post Reply
What Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said about Sept. 11 was disgraceful. She dismissed thousands of people being murdered like it was an everyday occurrence when she said “some people did something.” On 9/11/01 my son, firefighter Jimmy Riches was murdered along with close to 3,000 American citizens by Muslim terrorists.I rushed to Engine 4 in Lower Manhattan when I heard what was happening. That’s where my son worked. As I came over the Brooklyn Bridge, the towers had both already fallen. All the rigs at the firehouse were gone, so I knew they were all at the World Trade Center.
Ilhan Omar’s pathetic bid to play victim after she downplayed 9/11 replies
Posted by Garnet 4/12/2019 11:46:01 AM Post Reply
Democrats, Twitter and the national news media offered plenty of outrage Thursday over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s description of 9/11 as a day when “some people did something.” But they directed it entirely at The Post’s front page for exposing and highlighting Omar’s cavalier words. About the remark itself: total silence, with a few terse “no comments” from Democrats. Omar, echoed by her allies, played the victim, accusing us of “incitement.” Others claimed we took her remark “out of context.”
Meet Bernie Sanders, the millionaire socialist with three homes replies
Posted by Garnet 4/12/2019 11:53:52 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is in the spotlight this week with headlines about his large personal fortune. For most of the 77-year-old Vermont socialist’s political career, this is not a sentence you would have ever expected to encounter. He grew up respectably urban poor and his career before politics was pretty ragtag. As a municipal politician he set an example of relative austerity and closeness to the public: the townhouse in Burlington, Vt., that he still owns is nothing special. During his time in the U.S. Senate he has been famous for being the poorest member,
Obama Judge Compares Trump to KKK replies
Posted by Garnet 4/15/2019 6:38:07 AM Post Reply
When Chief Justice John Roberts pompously admonished President Trump last year, making the preposterous claim that we “do not have Obama or Trump judges,” Carlton W. Reeves evidently failed to get the memo. This Obama appointee to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is a textbook example of a partisan jurist who ignores the law and the will of voters as expressed through their elected representatives. Indeed, Judge Reeves has now escalated his activism by attacking the President and comparing him to a long line of white supremacist Democrats and their partners in the KKK.
Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn’t represent my Muslim religion replies
Posted by Garnet 4/15/2019 11:34:24 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now anti-American comments. And while Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, holds herself out as a proud Muslim, she repeatedly projects a distorted and patently Islamist interpretation of Islam – a religion that in reality stands for the values of justice, peace and ethical conduct.Sadly, Omar gives millions of Americans a false impression of what Islam is and what we Muslims believe and stand for.
What We Should Expect From The Release Of The Full Mueller Report replies
Posted by Garnet 4/16/2019 10:38:15 AM Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is expected to be made public early this week. The big special counsel news already occurred last month when Attorney General William Barr announced Mueller ended his investigation without a single American, much less a single American tied to President Donald Trump, being indicted for collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election. The news followed years of media coverage claiming Trump was an agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin and had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. That conspiracy theory led first to widespread spying on the Trump campaign
In their first 100 days, socialist Democrats have shown they are unable to lead replies
Posted by Garnet 4/16/2019 11:07:02 AM Post Reply
After 100 days of accomplishing nothing but tax increases and bad headlines, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boldly proclaimed her socialist Democratic caucus have the 2020 elections in the bag. Her faux confidence is misplaced; the past three months for her band of socialists were disastrous, (Snip) Democrats managed to call for over $100 trillion in new spending, but are so dysfunctional, they refuse to propose a budget outlining the payment plan for their radical agenda. Ridiculously, these socialists have spent weeks continuing to attack President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Talk about hypocrisy.
Democrats Are Using Ilhan Omar As An Excuse To Chill Speech replies
Posted by Garnet 4/17/2019 11:02:52 AM Post Reply
Democrats have spent the past two-plus years accusing the president of the United States and his allies of seditiously conspiring with our enemies to destroy “democracy.” For the most part this fairytale has been cynically deployed by politicians to undermine the legitimacy of a Republican presidency, yet millions of Americans now believe their votes were upended by a foreign power. There is no more serious charge against an elected official than treason. Then again, for decades before the 2016 election, Democrats argued that Republicans were literally killing their fellow Americans when cutting taxes, murdering the sick
Trump is looking to give sanctuary cities just what they asked for replies
Posted by Garnet 4/17/2019 11:07:15 AM Post Reply
President Trump scored a win on Friday, when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to his Remain-in-Mexico program. The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court. It’s urgently needed to help border towns like McAllen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley region, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, which are being overwhelmed. The same critics pouncing on Trump’s call to transport these asylum seekers to sanctuary cities are also opposing his Remain-in-Mexico program. For these Trump-haters, nothing matters but politics.
William Barr is right to investigate FBI actions during 2016 campaign replies
Posted by Garnet 4/18/2019 11:56:03 AM Post Reply
This week, Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In an exchange with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Barr answered, “I think spying did occur, yes. I think spying did occur.” He received immediate pushback for his comments. “Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer is going off the rails,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in response to his comments. She went on to say, “He is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.”
Forget The Mueller Report; Disturbing And Inconvenient Surprises May Lurk In Trump’s Rebuttal replies
Posted by Garnet 4/18/2019 12:10:42 PM Post Reply
We need only to remember the identity of the Mueller Report’s authors to know that it will be embarrassing to President Trump. Actions will be presented in such a manner, they will appear almost, but just short of, criminal. It will include lots of grey area – scenarios which can be interpreted (or misinterpreted) in any number of ways, depending on who is reading it. It was written to provide fodder for the House Democrats and the mainstream media who will grasp at any straws to keep the conspiracy going for another couple of years.
Mueller’s Despicable Parthian Shot replies
Posted by Garnet 4/19/2019 6:39:09 AM Post Reply
When special counsel Robert Mueller finally finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, he produced a report that confirms much of the criticism President Trump has leveled at him during the past two years. It clearly reveals that Mueller’s partisan investigators were determined to “get Trump,” and that they were frustrated by their inability to do so. This is most obvious in the section dealing with obstruction of justice. As it is phrased in the Introduction to Volume II, “[T]his report does not conclude that the President committed a crime.” An honest evaluation would have stopped there.
The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On replies
Posted by Garnet 4/20/2019 11:52:19 AM Post Reply
The President of the United States did not conspire with the Russians. Neither did his family. Neither did his friends. Neither did his campaign. At the end of the Robert Mueller investigation – now clearly staffed and advanced by partisans who loathe this president – not one single American, after all that, has been indicted or charged with any crime for conspiring with the Russians in any way, shape, or form to steal the 2016 election. That is now an indisputable fact. The uncomfortable reality is that we spent two years being fed the most irresponsible allegations
Here are 5 reasons Trump will win re-election replies
Posted by Garnet 4/20/2019 11:55:51 AM Post Reply
It’s a good bet that President Trump will get himself re-elected to the White House in 2020. Here are five reasons why.First: It’s the economy, stupid. Recessions kill re-election campaigns. Only two presidents since 1968 have lost in their bids to win second terms, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, and their losses can be tied directly to a bad economy. While many Trump-hating pundits and economists are predicting that growth might stagnate in the next year or two, I think that is wishful thinking by a group who never thought the president would win in the first place.
Democrats´ Relentless, Fruitless Hunt for the Great Orange Whale replies
Posted by Garnet 4/23/2019 10:47:38 AM Post Reply
Democrats are trying to spin the Mueller Report as welcome news. Good luck with that. Legally, they’ve got no case left. Politically, they are making a serious mistake. They do have some material to work with, especially the report’s second volume, which portrays a vulgar, deceitful president. The details are new, but the portrait itself is not. What’s new are some cases where the president came close to obstructing justice, according to the special counsel’s investigators. Even so, they did not say he crossed the line.The most important news, of course, is the report’s basic findings.
Sri Lanka terror vindicates Pompeo-Trump warnings replies
Posted by Garnet 4/23/2019 10:50:34 AM Post Reply
It was only a few weeks ago that much of the mainstream media was criticizing the Trump administration for the “Christianization” of US foreign policy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s evangelical faith was widely blamed for the increased focus of American diplomacy on combating the persecution of Christians at the hands of Muslim governments or Islamist terrorists, as well as for its support for Israel. The administration’s interest in the subject — especially in contrast to the policies of the Obama administration — was denounced as a political payoff
Trump Opponents Never Tire of Losing replies
Posted by Garnet 4/25/2019 6:34:45 AM Post Reply
For well over three years, Donald Trump has been under attack. He has been subjected to unprecedented slander by the media, dirty tricks by the Democrats, legally dubious investigations, and sabotage by the deep state. Yet he is not only still standing, he has a record of accomplishments that any president would be happy to claim after two years in office. One would think his opponents would be able to divine a message from this. To wit, their time might be better spent working on behalf of the voters rather than launching further futile attempts to bring Trump down.
The Free-Stuff Primary: What Democrats´ Promises Will Cost replies
Posted by Garnet 4/25/2019 11:42:42 AM Post Reply
Six months before President Obama’s 2012 reelection, his campaign released an online slideshow. It was not an effort that helped him win. Called “The Life of Julia,” it was an imaginary story complete with slick graphics and digestible talking points designed to illustrate “how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime — and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” The timeline showed the mythical Julia growing up, graduating from college, building a business, giving birth, and eventually retiring. For every major milestone, a federally subsidized government program was there to help.
Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout? replies
Posted by Garnet 5/9/2019 6:30:58 AM Post Reply
What do Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris have in common beyond their party affiliation and delusional presidential aspirations? They are actively promoting a conspiracy theory about a nationwide voter suppression scheme they claim has already cost the Democrats key contests in 2018. Harris became the latest to join the chorus when she told an NAACP gathering, “Let’s say this loud and clear: Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia. Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida.” Ironically, the probable effect of such evidence-free claims will be to depress Democratic turnout in 2020.
Joe Biden’s huge lead probably won’t last replies
Posted by Garnet 5/9/2019 11:04:00 AM Post Reply
Former vice president Joe Biden has risen significantly in Democratic primary polls since he formally entered the race last month. While he is now clearly the front-runner, there are many reasons to think the race will tighten considerably by the end of the year. Right now, Biden is about as close to a generic Democrat as you can get. He benefits from his long track record of supporting Democratic Party priorities and his eight years as President Barack Obama’s loyal deputy. Being out of office for about the past three years also means he has had the luxury
Fleccas Talks: Walk Away Event Encourages LGBT People To Separate From The Democratic Party replies
Posted by Garnet 5/9/2019 11:11:29 AM Post Reply
I like a lot of Austen Fletcher’s videos but this one is a bit different than most. In this clip, Fletcher isn’t at a campus talking to people, he’s at an event in West Hollywood called “#Walk Away” which is aimed at encouraging LGBT people to consider distancing themselves from the Democratic Party.The event was put on by Brandon Straka who says he was a Hillary voter who, like a lot of Democrats, was distraught after the last election. But as he started talking to people to find out why they voted for Trump he found they weren’t haters
The Silence Of The Lattés: Whatever Happened To Howard Schultz? replies
Posted by Garnet 5/9/2019 11:18:46 AM Post Reply
Maybe Joe Biden’s footprint in the 2020 campaign is bigger than we predicted. Ever since the former veep jumped into the race, another candidate has become very, very silent. The Daily Beast wonders why we’ve heard more about a Starbucks cup on the Game of Thrones set than we have about former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who spent a lot of time raising his political profile before mid-April. Schultz’ spokesperson says that the independent candidate has taken some time off after back surgery,
The Midwest’s broken blue wall replies
Posted by Garnet 5/10/2019 12:03:15 PM Post Reply
Regardless of who wins the Democratic nomination for president one year from now, the party’s deep pockets already are prepping the groundwork to make sure that history—or herstory, if you will—does not repeat itself in 2020. The Democratic presidential candidate’s path to the White House doesn’t run along the Acela Corridor or the Pacific Coast Highway, but rather across Interstate 94 in the upper midsection of the country. Democrats learned this the hard way in 2016. For all her excuses (Snip) Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election for one reason: She failed to carry the Midwest
Trump vs. Congress Isn’t a ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ It’s How the Constitution Is Designed to Work replies
Posted by Garnet 5/11/2019 11:23:48 AM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say we are now in a “constitutional crisis” because Attorney General William Barr declined to comply with a Judiciary Committee subpoena for the unredacted Mueller Report and underlying materials based on President Trump’s assertion of executive privilege. The Judiciary Committee responded by recommending, with a party-line vote, that Barr be held in contempt. The Democrats’ pronouncement comes amidst other disputes between the executive and legislative Branches: Barr’s no-show at a Judiciary Committee hearing; the Treasury Department’s refusal to provide the House Ways & Means Committee
Democratic smears of Bill Barr would be more accurately applied to Obama’s AGs replies
Posted by Garnet 5/11/2019 11:40:23 AM Post Reply
William Barr has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate four times, has served two U.S. presidents, and has proven himself to be a consummate professional who deeply respects the great responsibilities and boundaries of the office of the attorney general. Considering the turbulent tenures of President Obama’s two attorneys general, Democrats’ partisan attacks on Barr’s honesty and transparency should fall on deaf ears.To refresh your memory, Obama’s first attorney general, Eric Holder, became embroiled in a scandal when guns illegally sold to Mexican drug cartels by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Midwest state where Democrats should give up already replies
Posted by Garnet 5/11/2019 11:56:12 AM Post Reply
Not so long ago, the state of Ohio could expect a quadrennial invasion: campaign staffers by the thousands, TV ads and robocalls by the millions would descend as Democrats and Republicans furiously competed for the Buckeye State´s 18 electoral votes.But something has happened that could change that: President Donald Trump may have just taken Ohio off the table for 2020. While Democrats scramble to recover other Midwestern states (such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania) they lost in 2016, it seems unlikely they will wrest Ohio from Trump´s column, given his personal engagement
Constitutional Crisis or Dem Crisis of Confidence? replies
Posted by Garnet 5/13/2019 6:40:13 AM Post Reply
The same Beltway braniacs who assured us that the President was in league with Vladimir Putin and sundry other R?ski reprobates now claim he has precipitated a constitutional crisis. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler claims Trump is acting like a “king” by refusing to relitigate the Russia hoax, allow already-interrogated aides to berequestioned, or permit partisan congressional staffers to rummage through his tax and financial records. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concurs that a crisis is at hand: “I do agree with Chairman Nadler because the administration has decided that they’re not going to honor their oath of office.”
New Russiagate Prober Has Haunted FBI for Months replies
Posted by Garnet 5/15/2019 11:42:39 AM Post Reply
John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to investigate how Trump-Russia allegations emerged and spread within federal law enforcement, has already been looking into whether the FBI’s former top lawyer, James Baker, illegally leaked to reporters.In fact, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut appears to have begun that work more than seven months ago, to judge from an underreported transcript of an October congressional interview with Baker. The Baker interview, at which Durham was not present, suggests that the prosecutor nevertheless has some people very worried.
Ohio the Comeback State replies
Posted by Garnet 5/15/2019 11:47:33 AM Post Reply
I recently took some flak from Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown for saying in a speech at the Heartland Institute several years ago that the "only place to live in the midwest is Chicago." He was particularly upset that I took a tongue-in-cheek swipe at Cleveland and Cincinnati as "armpits." This was supposedly evidence that I hate Ohio. In truth, I was acting like a homer when I said all this. I was raised in Chicagoland and practically grew up in Wrigley Field. Back then, the Cinncinnati Reds were fierce rivals.That´s all in the past
Rashida Tlaib Reaps the Rewards of Anti-Semitism replies
Posted by Garnet 5/16/2019 6:37:06 AM Post Reply
If you harbor any doubts that the Democratic Party has fully embraced anti-Semitism, you can put them to rest by tuning in to C-SPAN and watching the replay of a single congressional session that began at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The representative standing at the Rostrum, proudly presiding over the floor proceedings for the United States House of Representatives was none other than Rashida Tlaib. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have gone beyond their disgraceful defense of Tlaib’s grotesque distortions of Middle East history and have decided to rub the electorate’s face in a calculated exercise in bigotry.
Trump has made America less racist replies
Posted by Garnet 5/17/2019 9:44:00 AM Post Reply
The election of Donald Trump has, of course, unleashed the latent racist which lurks within millions of Americans. We know this because enlightened opinion keeps telling us so. The New Yorker, for example, ran a piece in November 2016 declaring ‘Hate on rise since Trump’s election’, and quoting a list of incidents collected by the Southern Poverty Law Center (Snip) In March 2017 the Nation asserted ‘Donald Trump’s rise has coincided with an explosion in hate groups’, claiming that 100 racist organizations had been founded since Trump began his presidential campaign.
‘Grandpa Joe’ not the best look for Biden replies
Posted by Garnet 5/20/2019 12:26:12 AM Post Reply
Back in the days as a campaign flack, I learned that, while I was laboring over every word in a campaign speech or radio ad, most voters were way too busy raising kids and paying the bills to pay nearly as much attention as I tInstead, a political veteran told me, the voters will reduce your candidate and his entire campaign down to one idea or concept. “You get one sentence, kid. Make it count.” And so for Bernie Sanders, that one sentence is, “Socialist guy.” For Beto O’Rourke, it’s, “Kind of like a Kennedy, but weird.”
Pelosi clashes with fellow
Dems in closed-door debate
on impeachment
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Posted by Garnet 5/21/2019 10:33:13 AM Post Reply
House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources. Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Joe Neguse of Colorado — all members of Democratic leadership — pushed to begin impeachment proceedings during a leadership meeting in Pelosi's office, said the sources.
Democrats Court Electoral Disaster With Trump Hearings replies
Posted by Garnet 4/26/2019 9:04:08 AM Post Reply
The Democrats should be changing the subject, and running away from President Trump’s legal issues as fast as they can. It is illustrative of how completely invested they were in the hare-brained fraud of Russian collusion, that they are having such a crisis of separation from the subject. They are not the only losers in this fiasco, though they are the biggest losers.They are left trying to pretend that they have an invitation to impeach from special counsel Robert Mueller, but that is not correct. In his and his Trump-hating investigative staff’s desperation to attack the president,
James Clapper Knew There Was No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion In 2016 replies
Posted by Garnet 4/26/2019 9:07:46 AM Post Reply
Long before the special counsel probe ended in confirming there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia, the U.S. government knew there was no evidence of a vast conspiracy between Trump and a foreign power. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate “ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials” on May 17, 2017. President Obama’s director of national intelligence James Clapper had access and was privy to all the “evidence” the U.S. government collected since the Russia investigation began in July 2016.
Biden must answer for the lies sold to the American people by Team Obama replies
Posted by Garnet 5/1/2019 10:46:53 AM Post Reply
“Sleepy” Joe Biden is counting on his eight years as President Obama’s vice president to provide some sort of nostalgic boost for his third run for the White House in the past 32 years.But “the problem with nostalgia” – to quote former Sen. John Edwards as he described the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton in 2007 – “is what we tend to do is only remember what you like and you forget the parts you didn’t like.” The disgraced former Democratic senator from North Carolina was, of course, referring to the scandal-plagued administration
Thelma Nadler and Louise Schiff replies
Posted by Garnet 5/2/2019 6:38:21 AM Post Reply
In the final scene of Thelma and Louise, when Detective Hal Slocumb realizes that those wacky chicks are about to drive that ’66 Thunderbird over the edge of the Grand Canyon, he runs after them in a futile attempt to prevent their senseless descent toward self-destruction. Slocumb, played by Harvey Keitel, does a good job of conveying the impotent despair that moderate Democrats like Steny Hoyer must feel while watching Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff accelerate toward the electoral abyss that awaits their party if they insist on relitigating Russiagate and rummaging through the President’s tax and business records.
Obama-Era Spying Is Now a Political Risk for Biden replies
Posted by Garnet 5/3/2019 11:19:31 AM Post Reply
It’s been a very good week for Joe Biden. The former senator and vice president is the clear frontrunner in a crowded Democratic field for 2020. His poll ratings and campaign fundraising surged after he announced his presidential run last week. One of Biden’s biggest assets is his close association with Barack Obama. He may not have the former president’s endorsement yet (Biden says, unconvincingly, that he didn’t want it), but Joe knows how popular Obama still is and how much his candidacy benefits from that reflected glow. Expect him to talk a lot about the Obama-Biden years
Democratic candidates should listen to majority opinion on late-term abortions replies
Posted by Garnet 5/3/2019 11:23:47 AM Post Reply
What if I told you there’s an issue that unites a clear majority of Americans? What if I told you that at least 60 percent of independents, Republicans, and Democrats agree on that issue? And what if I told that the Democratic candidates for president are on the wrong side of that issue? That they’re out of step with the party – and the country – they want to lead? That’s exactly the case with abortion. With just nine months to go before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic hopefuls seem to be competing to embrace the most extreme position on abortion
In accusing Trump of anti-Semitism, Democrats play the projection game replies
Posted by Garnet 5/6/2019 11:07:28 AM Post Reply
Psychological projection has become a key characteristic of the left. If Democrats and their serfs in the liberal media complain about something, they most likely do it themselves, but pin it on an often blameless GOP. Consider their explanation of Hillary Clinton’s approval of the deal that handed the Kremlin 20 percent of America’s uranium supply, while investors in Uranium One Inc. donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Yet the left has screamed, “Russian collusion!” at Donald Trump for nearly three years.Likewise, Democrats and the left whitewash the anti-Semites in their midst and, instead, blame Trump
Census Isn´t a Threat to the Nation; Anti-Trump Hysteria Is replies
Posted by Garnet 5/6/2019 11:13:30 AM Post Reply
The mainstream media are so deeply in bed with the Democrats that they risk having what they do to each other be mistaken for pornography. A recent instance of such mutually assured gratification is E.J. Dionne´s April 24 column, "Will Trump and the Supreme Court Tear Our Democracy Apart?" The esteemed author, formerly called a "radical centrist" by Time magazine, has graduated to being just a plain and simple “radical.” In the wake of Democrats’ failure to establish that President Trump is a threat to America because he is a Russian stooge,
Sinking to Third World Status replies
Posted by Garnet 5/8/2019 2:23:45 PM Post Reply
What do you call a country where the police and the intelligence agencies spy on an opposition party? Russia? (Snip) For the last two years the media establishment has known that the FBI and the CIA spied on the Trump campaign, and we didn’t hear a peep from them about it. The reason for their silence was the belief that we’d find out that Trump had colluded or conspired with the Russians. Had that been the case, we might now be celebrating the FBI’s Peter Strzok as a hero that saved the Republic.
Americans don’t want Congress to impeach,
but Democrats aren’t listening
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Posted by Garnet 5/24/2019 10:59:51 AM Post Reply
The American people are sending a pretty clear message to Washington: They are sick and tired of the investigations into President Trump and don’t want Democrats in Congress to impeach him. But the Democrats aren’t listening.A Harvard-Harris poll finds that 65 percent of Americans say Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. Sixty percent agree with Attorney General William Barr that “the facts and public actions of President Trump did not amount to obstruction of justice, especially since there was no underlying collusion.” And 58 percent believe that “Given the Mueller report … we should turn the page on investigations of President Trump.”
Declassification and Cognitive Dissonance in the Media replies
Posted by Garnet 5/27/2019 5:41:47 AM Post Reply
When Nancy Pelosi decided to appease the impeachment hawks in her caucus by accusing President Trump of engaging in a cover-up, the media responded with undisguised glee. The New York Times, for example, ran a story that essentially congratulated the House Speaker for publicly goading the man. Trump responded by giving them transparency good and hard. He not only instructed the various intelligence agencies to assist Attorney General William Barr with his inquiry into the inception of the Russia investigation, but gave Barr authority to declassify related intelligence material. Oddly, the media have suddenly lost their enthusiasm for transparency.
Robert Mueller and the Art of Innuendo replies
Posted by Garnet 5/30/2019 5:07:27 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller’s Wednesday morning press conference provided more evidence that President Trump has been right about him all along. After asserting that his final report to the attorney general on Russian interference in the 2016 election “speaks for itself,” and that nothing he or the special counsel’s office would say in future would go beyond that report, he deliberately threw additional fuel on the “obstruction of justice” dumpster fire. Knowing full well that he was providing the headline-of-the-day for the anti-Trump “news” media and a fresh talking point for the impeachment zealots in the House, he said: As set forth
Was Brennan’s ‘Intelligence Bombshell’
the Steele Dossier?
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Posted by Garnet 5/30/2019 5:26:46 AM Post Reply
In a prior column, I addressed the public debate over Bill Barr’s authority to declassify intelligence regarding the Obama administration’s Trump-Russia investigation. Lurking behind this debate, we should understand, is that administration’s handling of the Steele dossier: a compilation of faux intelligence reports. The dossier was, of course, generated by the Fusion GPS firm — principally, by British spy–turned–hack-for-hire Christopher Steele and journalist-turned-fabulist Glenn Simpson. The dossier is a slipshod, unverified opposition-research screed, sponsored by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Its sensational allegations of a Trump-Putin conspiracy to undermine the 2016 election (including by hacking and disseminating Democratic
Shame on Robert Mueller
for exceeding his role
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Posted by Garnet 5/30/2019 8:08:08 AM Post Reply
The statement by special counsel Robert Mueller in a Wednesday press conference that “if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said that” is worse than the statement made by then FBI Director James Comey regarding Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Comey declared in a July 2016 press conference that “although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive highly classified information.”
Exploiting the MSM: Barr Uses CBS
to Speak to America
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Posted by Garnet 6/3/2019 1:08:31 AM Post Reply
William Barr's interview Thursday with Jan Crawford is filled with fascinating details and surprisingly candid responses, but most interesting of all may be that he undertook this dialogue not with friendlies at Fox or the Wall Street Journal but with CBS — the very beating heart of the mainstream media from well before the days of the Dan Rather embarrassment. The network is the sine qua nonof Deep State establishmentarianism. You would think they would crucify him, but Barr is fearless — and justifiably so. He knows he is telling the truth and that, as the saying goes, will set you free.
William Barr Is Washington’s Worst Nightmare replies
Posted by Garnet 6/3/2019 5:29:04 AM Post Reply
If you are bewildered by the weird antipathy with which Democrats and the media regard Attorney General William Barr, consider a passage from the Nobel Prize acceptance speech delivered by Polish dissident Czesław Miłosz in 1980: “In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” Our government hasn’t yet devolved into the kind of totalitarian regime under which Poland groaned at that time, but there is a conspiracy of silence surrounding the skullduggery that led to the Russia collusion fraud, and Barr fired that metaphorical pistol on April 10, 2019.
Mueller should have just
kept his mouth shut
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Posted by Garnet 6/3/2019 5:46:43 AM Post Reply
In his news conference Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller explained why he wouldn’t testify before Congress. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” he said, adding: “The report is my testimony.” This is precisely why Mueller shouldn’t have held a news conference. President Trump’s critics are now picking apart his statement. Like with a verbal Rorschach test, they are reading between the lines to find what they want to find. For example, in his report Mueller definitively declared his investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign
Top 28 Moments From Bombshell
Barr Interview
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Posted by Garnet 6/4/2019 12:45:09 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr’s nearly hour-long interview with CBS News’ Jan Crawford last week was full of fascinating details about the special counsel probe, the debunked Russia collusion theory that roiled Washington for years, and Barr’s investigation into how the FBI and Department of Justice used the “bogus” theory to investigate the Trump campaign. The interview was downplayed by the media, which is implicated in perpetuating the Russia hoax Barr is investigating, and which came in for criticism from Barr for its failure to care about violations of civil liberties. Here are the top 28 take-aways from the interview.
Bernie Sanders' latest socialist pipe dream:
Taxpayers pay for millions of new ‘affordable’ homes!
replies
Posted by Garnet 6/4/2019 1:00:50 AM Post Reply
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is once again proving that it’s easy to be a democratic socialist. All you have to do is make wildly unrealistic promises and blame rich people for the world’s problems. After that, most of the left-wing media will fawn all over you for your “revolutionary” and “innovative” thinking—no matter how foolish the policy proposal might be. Sanders’ newest idea is to have government build “millions” of new housing units to help improve access to “affordable” housing. “When I talk about infrastructure, I’ll tell you what else I’m talking about: The need to build
Dems Revise History Regarding
the 19th Amendment
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Posted by Garnet 6/5/2019 5:41:58 AM Post Reply
If you know the history of the 19th Amendment, you will notice a peculiar omission from the statements issued by various Democrats celebrating the 100th anniversary of its passage by Congress. Elizabeth Warren, for example, tweeted: “People always say that big change is impossible. That’s what they told the suffragettes (Snip) What Warren conveniently forgets is that the people who said it was “impossible” were Democrats. Her party blocked passage of the amendment from 1878, when it was introduced by the Republicans, until the latter won such huge majorities in the 1918 midterms that the Democrats were no longer able to deny women justice.
If Democrat Voters Demand Delusion, Only
Delusional Candidates Can Win
replies
Posted by Garnet 6/5/2019 6:00:52 AM Post Reply
On Sunday, CNN held town hall specials with a trio of presidential candidates -- Seth Moulton, Eric Swalwell and Tim Ryan. We watched it so you wouldn't have to. All three of them are Democratic members of Congress. None is in danger of becoming president anytime soon. So why do we pay attention to what they say? Well, because as they stammer and sweat and pander profusely, they give us a good idea of what the Democratic primary voters believe and what they care about. And of course, the thing they care about most -- a thing they can’t stop talking about ever – is race.
Gaslighting on abortion replies
Posted by Garnet 6/5/2019 4:08:07 PM Post Reply
Democratic Party politicians are more radical on abortion policy than their voters are, but you’d never know it from reading the news. “Trump, Pence Lead GOP Seizure of Late-Term Abortion as a Potent 2020 Issue,” one New York Times headline declared in January. “Trump and Republicans are trying to paint Democrats as radical on abortion” was the Washington Post’s contribution about the same time. Another one from the Post: “Republicans seize on liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical.” The implicit assumption here is that Republicans are dishonestly framing Democrats’ abortion policy and the popularity of their approach. This premise is inaccurate
Why a carbon tax and the Green New Deal
will never resonate with voters
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Posted by Garnet 6/5/2019 4:15:19 PM Post Reply
Is there any chance environmentalists will recognize the humanitarian imperative of using fossil fuels? Certainly not, if climate activists cling to the notion that carbon taxation must be a top priority in the presidential race. It’s a sign of our disordered political times that 11 Democratic Party presidential hopefuls have endorsed the Green New Deal, a climate resolution calling for a national mobilization against fossil fuels at a cost estimated as high as $93 trillion. Environmentalists who will make up an important part of the troops on which the Democratic Party is relying in its effort to defeat Trump maintain
William Barr is asking questions the
media don't want asked
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Posted by Garnet 6/6/2019 9:57:12 AM Post Reply
“I’m amused,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News’ Jan Crawford, “by these people who make a living disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I’m going to be responsible in protecting intelligence sources and methods.” He went on after further questions, “Well, the media reaction is strange. Normally the media would be interested in letting the sunshine in and finding out what the truth is. And usually the media doesn’t care that much about protecting intelligence sources and methods. But I do and I will.” You don’t have to have been “in the business” for Barr’s nearly 50 years to understand what he means
Key figure that Mueller report linked
to Russia was a State Department
intel source
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Posted by Garnet 6/7/2019 9:47:48 AM Post Reply
In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence. But hundreds of pages of government documents — which special counsel Robert Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters. Why Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from its report and related court filings is not known.
The Media Press Dems for
Impeachment Porn
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Posted by Garnet 6/10/2019 5:35:28 AM Post Reply
On a sunny afternoon in 2010 a man stepped through the window of his San Francisco apartment onto a ledge, looked at the street below, and saw a cheering crowd taking cell phone videos while yelling: “Jump! Jump! Jump!” His death was collecting clicks on the web within seconds. This unsettling episode provides a grisly metaphorical glimpse at the motivation of the media as they continue to peddle impeachment. They know it would be political suicide for the Democrats because only a minority of voters supports removing the President, yet they crave the countless clicks and eyeballs the circus would inevitably produce.
Big Abortion’s Biggest Lie replies
Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 5:35:07 AM Post Reply
The abortion industry is nervous about the reduction in its profits that may result from state laws prohibiting the termination of a pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. This anxiety is exacerbated by the possibility that the Supreme Court may revisit Roe v. Wade. Big Abortion has responded to these threats by filing lawsuits, pressuring politicians in Democrat-controlled states to pass preemptive statutes permitting the “abortion” of babies born alive, forcing poltroons like Joe Biden to recant heretical positions, and launching a propaganda campaign to the effect that unlimited abortion liberated women from the depredations of “the patriarchy.”
President Trump's tariff strategy
produces a game-changing win
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Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 5:48:49 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs to pressure Mexico into taking responsibility for its role in the border crisis is a game-changer that will provide benefits to the American people no matter what happens. American taxpayers are already spending billions of dollars every year on illegal aliens and other costs associated with our uncontrolled border. If Mexico doesn’t take swift and decisive action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to our southern border, the economic benefits of the new tariffs — which the president has put on hold after reaching an agreement with Mexican diplomats — will at least allow us to recoup
Oberlin’s Comeuppance replies
Posted by Garnet 6/13/2019 6:01:37 AM Post Reply
As I write these words, a jury in Ohio is about to decide whether an $11 million verdict against Oberlin College, for libel and tortious practices against a local family-run bakery, should be tripled for punitive damages. If it could be tripled and tripled again, it would still be only just. Many readers will have heard the details of the events, which in quick summary are these: On the day after the election in 2016, an Oberlin College student tried to abscond from Gibson’s Bakery with two bottles of wine. One of the workers at the bakery confronted him, and a scuffle ensued
The 2020 Battle Begins replies
Posted by Garnet 6/14/2019 10:25:55 AM Post Reply
The 2020 campaign begins in earnest next week in Florida, when Donald Trump officially launches his reelection bid. On June 26, 20 Democratic candidates and five moderators hold the first of two nights of debates. Where do things stand? According to the polls, President Trump starts at a disadvantage. He has 44 percent approval in the Real Clear Politics average, with a net disapproval of 9 points. The most recent Quinnipiac poll has the major Democrats defeating Trump. (Snip) What makes the predictions game difficult is that Election Day isn't for 16 months, and generic Democrats do not exist.
Iran’s incredibly stupid blunders and
terrorist aggression continue, while
US responds wisely
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Posted by Garnet 6/14/2019 10:53:54 AM Post Reply
The Iranian regime is nothing if not consistent. It always manages to do the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, for the wrong reasons. Thursday brought more evidence that this woeful streak continues.The day broke with reports of two oil tankers burning off the coast of Iran. Then, in an afternoon appearance before reporters in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced: “It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.” Pompeo’s statement surprised no one.
2020 Dems Mum on Secret
List of Judicial Nominees
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Posted by Garnet 6/14/2019 10:59:14 AM Post Reply
In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump took the unusual step of pledging to choose his Supreme Court nominees from a list vetted and compiled by Leonard Leo, an outside adviser to Trump on the courts while on leave from the Federalist Society, and the Heritage Foundation. That step provided Republicans wary of how Trump would govern with reassurance that their vote for him would have a substantial impact on the high court and tilt it to the right. The move was risky and unprecedented, but 2016 Election Day exit polls showed it paid off, with one out of every five voters saying that the makeup of Supreme Court was their top issue.
Democrats have set themselves
a major ‘climate trap’
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Posted by Garnet 6/15/2019 8:50:14 AM Post Reply
If President Trump claws his way to victory again in Pennsylvania and the Upper Midwest, his path will likely go through abortion and climate change, two issues on which the Democrats are most inflamed, confident in their righteousness and willing to embrace radical policies that appeal to their own voters much more than anyone else. Joe Biden, the relative moderate, is subject to these forces. He released a climate plan that, even if more modest than the “Green New Deal” (a low bar), is clearly derived from it.
Dems' Selective Outrage Over Foreign-Sourced
Oppo Research on Full Display
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Posted by Garnet 6/15/2019 9:02:57 AM Post Reply
The selective outrage from the left surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections is beyond hypocritical -- it's absurd. Take President Trump's interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday. When asked by the TV anchor if his campaign would accept information from foreign nations, including China or Russia, that could damage his opponent, Trump said, "I think you might want to listen. There's nothing wrong with listening." He continued. "If somebody called from a country, Norway, 'We have information on your opponent,' oh, I think I'd want to hear it." the president downplayed the notion that such a gesture amounts
Will Roberts Get Rolled on Census Case? replies
Posted by Garnet 6/17/2019 5:39:33 AM Post Reply
Sometime during the next two weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on whether the Census Bureau may include a question in the 2020 census asking if the person filling out the form is a U.S. citizen. If you think that’s a sensible question to ask in a nation whose population swells every year with immigrants from all over the planet, that means you’re in step with 60 percent of registered voters. It does, however, put you at odds with the Democrats, various leftwing activist groups, and an Obama-appointed judge in New York. Enter SCOTUS.
The Census ‘Controversy’ That Wasn’t replies
Posted by Garnet 6/17/2019 7:33:29 PM Post Reply
Should the U.S. Census Bureau know how many U.S. citizens are living in the country? Most people support the idea that it’s a reasonable question for the government to ask, which is why the census has asked it in one form or another since 1820. The question has migrated across various Census Bureau forms; the 1960 census didn’t include a citizenship question, for example, but instead asked about place of birth. The citizenship question was included on the long-form census (which is sent to a smaller number of households than the short form) from 1970-2000; the long form was eliminated in 2010.
Trump is delivering for all Americans replies
Posted by Garnet 6/20/2019 1:03:00 AM Post Reply
Four years ago, Donald Trump made a historic announcement: he would launch a campaign for president to put our country back on the right track and Make America Great Again. He called for “a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our vets.” He won the 2016 election as a “jobs president,” driven by an ambitious agenda for our country, and immediately got to work. A few short years later, President Trump’s long list of promises made, promises kept has energized Americans in every part of the country
It's time for America to have real
enforcement on its borders
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Posted by Garnet 6/20/2019 1:32:26 AM Post Reply
Four years ago, Donald Trump made a historic announcement: he would launch a campaign for president to put our country back on the right track and Make America Great Again. He called for “a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our vets.” He won the 2016 election as a “jobs president,” driven by an ambitious agenda for our country, and immediately got to work. A few short years later, President Trump’s long list of promises made, promises kept has energized Americans in every part of the country
How the GOP Will Retake
the House in 2020
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Posted by Garnet 6/20/2019 5:39:48 AM Post Reply
The Democrats, despite their exaggerated claims about the fabled “blue wave” of 2018, have a very tenuous grasp on the House majority. The Republicans need to flip only 18 seats in 2020 to regain control of that body — and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has already identified nearly twice that number of vulnerable Democrats in districts won by President Trump during the last presidential election. Moreover, the NRCC will certainly exploit the all too accurate public perception that House Democrats have veered sharply to the left and accomplished virtually nothing beyond investigating President Trump and obstructing his agenda.
President Trump was right on Iran replies
Posted by Garnet 6/20/2019 11:34:02 PM Post Reply
With the latest news that Iran shot down a United States Navy drone, it shows that President Trump was right all along. The Iranian regime cannot be trusted, and appeasement was never a practical or realistic solution. When President Trump announced the American withdrawal from the nuclear deal last year, his political opponents loudly criticized his strategy, arguing that the agreement signed under President Obama was the only way to contain Iranian nuclear ambitions. Since then, however, Iran has demonstrated that the skepticism that President Trump has held of the appeasement policy of his predecessor was in fact entirely justified.
Trump’s Way To Victory replies
Posted by Garnet 6/20/2019 11:39:34 PM Post Reply
Ignore the battlefield prep from the mainstream media – Donald Trump is the odds-on favorite for reelection against whichever weirdo, loser or mutation the Democrats finally pick as their nominee. The leaked polls purportedly showing Trump deep underwater to Floppy Joe and Bernie Stalin and that has-been furry from Texas are about as reliable as the ones the placed Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit in the White House. She’s now stumbling around the woods guzzling from a queen-sized goblet of Trader Joe’s Chardonnay while The Donald is racking up the greatest streak of conservative victories since Ronald Reagan – maybe even Cal Coolidge.
American Nationalism: It's Real…
and It's Spectacular
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Posted by Garnet 6/22/2019 10:28:36 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday night my CNN colleague Chris Cuomo correctly asserted that I, and people like me, embrace terms such as “nationalist” and “America First” -- phrases that are, in his view, “stained.” He challenged me to provide an example of “nationalism that was positive and not oppressive to another.” My immediate answer was “American nationalism,” to which he responded, “There’s no American nationalism.” It is abundantly clear, of course, that American nationalism is a real thing. We can consider, of course, the merits of this ideology, but we cannot honestly litigate its existence. Our TV debate that night revealed a foundational chasm
A Madisonian Remedy to
the Social Media Revolution
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Posted by Garnet 6/22/2019 10:41:46 AM Post Reply
Factions, argued James Madison in Federalist No. 10, had ever been the bane of governments grounded in the consent of the governed. However, an improved political science informed the new charter of government that he and his fellow delegates drafted a few months before in Philadelphia over the course of the summer of 1787. Well-designed institutions that minimized freedom’s costs offered a more promising approach to preserving freedom. So effective is Madisonian political science that it provides remedies for such up-to-date threats to freedom as social media and the giant companies that monopolize the provision of information about us and about others.
Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff
message: It's about you
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Posted by Garnet 6/23/2019 11:48:14 PM Post Reply
The line from Donald Trump's reelection campaign kickoff rally that most stuck with me was: "Don't ever forget this election is about you. It's about your family, your future and the fate of your country." That sentiment -- that voters should be thinking about themselves and their families when they vote -- is the key to illustrating how the healthy economy, which has blossomed on Trump's watch, has tangible effects on the lives of voters. While the media and Democrats will relentlessly focus on Trump and whatever they perceive as the outrage of the day, the President's idea to get voters
Who are the science deniers? replies
Posted by Garnet 6/24/2019 1:07:43 PM Post Reply
The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its “Nation’s Report Card” on America’s schools and the data is clear. Private schools — which are mostly religious — outperform their public-school counterparts in science scores in almost every subcategory, including physical science, life science and earth science. But, I thought religious schools were backwoods bulwarks of knuckle dragging science deniers? After all, if you listen to the likes of Rob Miller, the superintendent of Bixby Public Schools in Bixby, Oklahoma, you’d never think it possible that religious schools could even teach science (Snip) Our “Nation’s Report Card,” however, appears to disagree.
The Google Fascists replies
Posted by Garnet 6/25/2019 10:19:28 AM Post Reply
Well. Shocking… but not shocking at all. Project Veritas and founder James O’Keefe have scored a scoop from an identified Google whistleblower, replete with video and inside documents. Here’s the Project Veritas headline and story: Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam (Snip)The report includes undercover footage of longtime Google employee and Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai, saying:“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse,
Are Democrats really going to trust
Joe Biden with their 2020 hopes?
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Posted by Garnet 6/25/2019 10:23:05 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign calls to mind nothing so much as Sideshow Bob among the rakes. It's been one media firestorm after another, most of them totally self-inflicted. What hilarious pratfall will strike next?It's true, Biden is currently leading Trump in head-to-head polls — and by more than any other potential Democratic nominee, though Bernie Sanders is close on his heels. But insofar as traditional political skills like messaging, campaigning, and sheer common sense matter at all, Biden is an exceedingly risky choice to take on Trump.
Washington owes Supreme Court Justice
Neil Gorsuch an apology
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Posted by Garnet 6/25/2019 4:28:31 PM Post Reply
“In our constitutional order, a vague law is no law at all.” Those are the words that opened one of the most important decisions of this Supreme Court term, in United States versus Quartavious Davis. (Snip) The author of that sweeping decision in favor of criminal defendant rights was Justice Neil Gorsuch, the first nomination by President Trump to the Supreme Court. I testified at his Senate hearing, favoring his confirmation despite unrelenting attacks on him as a “rubber stamp” and an ideologue. Gorsuch has proven his detractors wrong
Joe Biden got demolished replies
Posted by Garnet 6/28/2019 10:41:45 AM Post Reply
When one candidate enjoys an enormous lead in the polls in a field of two dozen, he's bound to be a target on the debate stage — the one person everyone has an incentive to take down a peg. And so it was that in Miami on Thursday night, in the second half of the first Democratic debate, former vice president Joe Biden became a punching bag. It started with Rep. Eric Swalwell taking a dig at the 76-year-old Biden's age by calling on him to "pass the torch" to a younger generation.
Trump Has Already Won
the Immigration Debate
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Posted by Garnet 7/2/2019 5:12:29 AM Post Reply
The perversity of the illegal immigration debate was best captured by Thomas Sowell: “Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them.” And it would be difficult to find a better demonstration of Sowell’s sagacity than the reaction of the Democratic presidential candidates during last Thursday’s “debate,” when they were asked to affirm that “undocumented immigrants” would be covered by their respective health care plans. Everyone on the stage reached for the sky, thus surrendering the field to President Trump on the issue that got him elected in 2016.
Ocasio-Cortez’s attacks on Border Patrol
are outrageous and based on lies
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Posted by Garnet 7/3/2019 9:52:00 AM Post Reply
As the president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing 16,000 Border Patrol agents, I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., once again tweeted Tuesday to describe our detention facilities for illegal immigrants as “concentration camps” (Snip) This is a horrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents – implying that our agents are no different from the Nazi butchers.
What AOC Did On Her
Summer Vacation
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Posted by Garnet 7/4/2019 5:40:13 AM Post Reply
This is the time of year when, all across America, disgruntled adolescents are dragged by adults to places they do not want to go. When they aren’t posing with frozen smiles for group photos, they sit sullenly in the back seat, texting their friends about the latest hellhole they have been forced to endure by their parents. Likewise, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently shamed into visiting a couple of the border detention facilities that she has been criticizing from the comfort of Congress. Her first act upon arrival was to throw a tantrum, complete with foot stamping, yelling and screaming.
8 Times The Media Said
There Was No Crisis
At The Southern Border
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Posted by Garnet 7/4/2019 10:12:00 AM Post Reply
Now that media-savvy congressional Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have brought attention to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border caused by Congress’s refusal to fix our exploited immigration laws, political pundits are having to eat their own words from just a few months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt. Last week, before President Trump departed for the G20 Summit in Japan, he told reporters on the White House lawn that his critics are now seeing he was right all along. “It’s humanitarian aid, it’s very important
Appeals Court Looks Askance
at Obamacare
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Posted by Garnet 7/10/2019 5:44:03 AM Post Reply
Tuesday afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. Azar and aggressively interrogated attorneys defending Obamacare’s individual mandate. They seemed deeply skeptical that the mandate can survive constitutional muster unless the lawyers representing Democratic attorneys general in 21 states and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives can produce more convincing arguments than they have thus far put forward. This may well endanger the entire health-care law. The general atmosphere during Tuesday’s hearing suggested that, if the individual mandate falls, Obamacare’s entire creaking edifice must go down with it.
Black Folks Don’t Need Reparations
We’re Doing Well On Our Own
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Posted by Garnet 7/10/2019 4:08:46 PM Post Reply
There must be another election coming up because Democrats are once again shamelessly pandering to black folks. Their latest ruse is reviving the idea of reparations—literally, race-based transfer payments from white Americans to black Americans. Can you believe that’s really a legislative priority for Democrats at a time when African unemployment is hovering at record lows. Nevertheless, 64 House Democrats are cosponsoring a bill that would establish a commission to work out the details of a national reparations policy, and the House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing to draw public attention to the effort.
Can a serious Democrat please run for president? replies
Posted by Garnet 7/11/2019 10:19:30 AM Post Reply
I love those "Any Functioning Adult 2020" bumper stickers as much as any upper-middle-class suburban white liberal. But if I'm honest, it isn't really true. I will never vote for Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean I'll cast a ballot for any Democrat with a pulse. I would vote for no one rather than contribute to the victory of a candidate who fails to show minimal competence and capacity for responsible leadership. Judged by that standard, the Democratic field isn't looking very good right now. Yes, it's early. There's plenty of time to mollify my concerns. But at the moment, none of the leading candidates seem like serious contenders.
Pelosi and AOC Deserve Each Other replies
Posted by Garnet 7/12/2019 4:37:25 AM Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi was probably not heartbroken when the fourth-ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Joe Crowley, was defeated in his 2018 primary by a bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley had been seriously considered for House Minority Leader in 2016, and he might well have made a serious play for the House speakership had he been reelected in 2018. From Pelosi’s perspective, it must have seemed that she had lost a potential leadership rival and gained an easily managed back-bencher. Even after AOC began making demands concerning the membership and agenda of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Democrats 2020: Trillions and
Trillions and Trillions More
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Posted by Garnet 7/12/2019 4:51:18 AM Post Reply
We’re currently witnessing one of the greatest attempts at mass bribery in history. With each passing week the Democrats running for the 2020 nomination offer yet another bribe for winning more votes. The most recent is Senator Kamala Harris’s $100 billion dollar plan for black home ownership. But this is child’s play compared to everything else the Democrats have either proposed or endorsed. Consider the 10-year cost estimates for some of the major plans that most, if not all, of the potential 2020 nominees have already embraced: Medicare for All, otherwise known as socialized medicine
Jilted Again! The NeverTrump-Left
Alliance Crumbles
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Posted by Garnet 7/12/2019 4:58:23 AM Post Reply
The political misfits known as NeverTrumpers are begging for allies ahead of next year’s presidential election—and, as usual, they aren’t looking to the Right. This collection of failed magazine editors, Iraq War propagandists, washed-up columnists, Russian collusion pimps, and losing campaign consultants have dogged Donald Trump and his supporters for three years. While some anti-Trump “conservatives” who contributed to National Review’s infamous “Against Trump” issue in early 2016 have become supporters of the president, others cannot let go—but their obstinance is less about principle and more about grift: Acting as the useful conservative idiot for the Washington Post or MSNBC
The AOC-Pelosi War
Was Inevitable
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Posted by Garnet 7/12/2019 5:05:34 AM Post Reply
For months now, almost since the opening of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been at odds with each other. It started with gentle gibes, Pelosi talking euphemistically about AOC’s “enthusiasm,” for example. But over time it has grown more contentious, and now AOC is fighting back. (Snip) “The persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.” She has even gone so far to somewhat bizarrely claim that she was loaded with excellent committee assignments just to keep her busy.
Meet AOC’s Brain:
Saikat Chakrabarti
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Posted by Garnet 7/15/2019 5:36:47 AM Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi is obviously having difficulty controlling the increasingly acrimonious infighting between factions of the House Democratic caucus. Most observers assume that the primary cause of this discord is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the cadre of far-left first-termers collectively known as “the Squad.” But its actual source is Saikat Chakrabarti, the prime mover behind a Tennessee-based PAC called the “Justice Democrats,” whose support was largely responsible for getting Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jayapal elected last November. Chakrabarti has now set up shop in the House, ostensibly as AOC’s chief of staff.
Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals replies
Posted by Garnet 7/15/2019 10:15:07 AM Post Reply
The Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries. The parameters of marriage, in Obama’s words “between a man and woman,” has now transmogrified beyond gay civil unions to legal gay marriage to transgendered fixations. Obama once protested that he was no king who could open the border and grant amnesties by fiat. Yet his view of immigration has metamorphosed well beyond DACA and Dreamers into Democratic candidates going into Mexico to escort aliens unlawfully into our country, and 500 sanctuary jurisdictions
Democrats are lying to the American
people about ICE and immigration:
here’s why that’s dangerous
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Posted by Garnet 7/15/2019 10:34:59 AM Post Reply
What is going on in this country right now, especially on Capitol Hill, is nothing short of deceitful behavior which intentionally distorts the truth in order to win a political battle. I saw it firsthand when I testified on Capitol Hill this past Friday, in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Aside from the six minutes I was given to read my opening statement, there was an attempt by most Democrats on that committee to silence me. The issues surrounding zero tolerance and the conditions of confinement at Border Patrol stations is an important one
The Obamas' silence on replies
Posted by Garnet 7/16/2019 12:02:33 AM Post Reply
It was Saturday evening at The Essence Festival and CBS News anchor Gayle King was gently prodding former first lady Michelle Obama about the 2020 presidential race and how she felt about current frontrunner Joe Biden. “Has anybody caught your eye?” The first lady just reiterated: “Barack and I are going to support whoever wins the primary.”(Snip) ” King followed up with a general question: “What are the qualities that you think make a good president?” Among those the first lady mentioned: “Someone who is careful with their words.” Those are not exactly words you would use to describe Biden.
Three Obamacare Myths
That Refuse To Die
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Posted by Garnet 7/16/2019 9:34:48 PM Post Reply
Every time the question of Obamacare’s constitutionality comes up, we hear a lot of noise about how conservatives intend to ”strip” health care from millions of Americans, a lot about how Republicans are committing political suicide, and a lot of historical revisionism. Take these comments from David Weigel of the Washington Post, which summarize a number of Democrat talking points neatly. “You can dream up some lawsuit against Medicare itself, sure, but every legal attack on the ACA has focused on the parts designed to make it a market-friendly compromise.” (Snip) For one thing, in the end, Democrats didn’t “compromise” on Obamacare.
‘Racism’: A Cliché Fastened
to a Dying Animal
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Posted by Garnet 7/18/2019 3:48:04 AM Post Reply
It’s increasingly obvious that the Democratic Party is moribund and that its members know it. In a desperate attempt to survive, they have declared war on a chimera called “racism,” which they insist is endemic to American culture. Left-wing Democrats call centrist members of their own caucus racist for voting their conscience. Freshman Democrats accuse the Speaker of the House of racism for requesting that they behave with decorum. All Democrats insist that all Republicans are racists while attributing all GOP election victories to racial gerrymandering, racist voters, or both. And every Republican president is racist by definition — particularly if his surname is Trump.
Democrats suffer anxiety attacks
over Robert Mueller testimony, and blame
him rather than themselves
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Posted by Garnet 7/25/2019 10:54:21 AM Post Reply
There must have been a point in the Robert Mueller hearings when the big thinkers of CNN and MSNBC curled up on the floor in fetal positions and began breathing into brown paper bags, trying to remain calm. Breathe. Collusion. Breathe. “Did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.” Breathe. Ted Lieu? Breathe.Those paper bags popped in and out, out and in, when Democratic media wizard David Axelrod and Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe pronounced the Mueller hearings an unmitigated disaster for their side. And Donald Trump puffed himself up to crow.
Does a Guilty Conscience Explain
Mueller's Fumbling Testimony? (UPDATED)
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Posted by Garnet 7/25/2019 10:59:35 AM Post Reply
It may be that Robert Mueller being — to be polite — a bit past it accounts for his surprisingly befuddled demeanor and seeming unfamiliarity with his own report at Wednesday's hearings. The imputation that Mueller does little or none of his own writing — many credibly believe Andrew Weissman and/or his cohorts are the true authors of the report — may also be an explanation for this behavior. On multiple occasions when questioned about his own text Mueller had a blank expression or looked over to his last-minute sidekick Aaron Zebley for answers that should have been obvious. (Zebley's presence was itself a sign of nervous desperation.)
Will He Run? Is My Pillow's Mike
Lindell Planning To Smother Ilhan
Omar's Political Career?
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Posted by Garnet 7/26/2019 10:38:57 AM Post Reply
Millions use his product every day. Mike Lindell, the creator of My Pillow, is one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters. He also could be leaving his pillow empire behind, as rumors are circling that he’s considering running for political office. He posted a cryptic tweet that around 7:30 A.M. he will be making an announcement concerning whether he will be entering the political arena in Minnesota. If he does toss his hat in the ring, many are speculating that he could be itching to take on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the members of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Leninist Girl Scout Troop
Why Trump Will Win Independents
in 2020
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Posted by Garnet 7/29/2019 5:40:08 AM Post Reply
Like many World War II veterans, my father didn’t talk much about the war, but he occasionally retold one anecdote that clearly made a strong impression on him at the time. At the end of the war, when it became obvious that the Nazis had lost, thousands of German infantrymen suddenly began appearing at the American lines anxious to surrender. This was less about love for our GIs than fear of the Red Army. And it’s not a bad analogy for what Independents will do in 2020. They are ambivalent about President Trump and the GOP, but they are afraid of the Democrats.
The mysterious Mister Mifsud
and why no one wants to
discuss him
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Posted by Garnet 7/29/2019 10:12:23 AM Post Reply
Joseph Mifsud: The name of the generally unknown character in the Russia investigation came up, over and over, in the long-awaited House committee hearings with former special counsel Robert Mueller. Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio invoked the name as if it legally required the accompaniment of horror movie theme music; Mueller immediately snapped back that he would not discuss that man. Yet that did not deter Republicans. “Joseph Mifsud,” “Joseph Mifsud” — the mantra continued until the shadowy professor had emerged as the Keyser Söze of the Mueller hearings.
The president is right about Baltimore.
Are Democrats really prepared to
defend failure?
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Posted by Garnet 7/30/2019 9:47:00 AM Post Reply
Ask yourself honestly: Would you ever consider living in West Baltimore? And are you a racist if you say no? Baltimore ranks in the top 10 of the least livable cities in America. Until this week, it was not controversial to point that out. But now that President Donald Trump has tweeted about Baltimore, it seems as though anyone who criticizes the awful conditions there is opening themselves up to charges of prejudice. The flap began last week when Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose 7th district covers much of Baltimore City, lashed out at acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan
Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton? replies
Posted by Garnet 8/1/2019 10:23:44 AM Post Reply
When I first heard that President Trump had gone after the Rev. Al Sharpton — and that Mr. Sharpton had responded in kind — I must admit that I laughed. Are there two New York City hustlers who deserve one another more? But 48 hours later, I feel differently. That’s thanks to the leading Democratic candidates for president, who have rushed to Mr. Sharpton’s defense, extolling his supposed virtues as a civil-rights paragon while denouncing Mr. Trump’s attack as racist. In doing so, they have, yet again, taken Mr. Trump’s bait, handing him another easy victory while yoking themselves to a genuine bigot.
Weaponizing the dead of El Paso and Dayton replies
Posted by Garnet 8/7/2019 9:38:49 AM Post Reply
Those angry loner white boys with guns, this time in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have again erupted on the body politic. And those with eyes to see are reminded that the American culture is ill.But what of the mass shootings in Chicago, the 55 people shot over the weekend, with seven hit near a park and then eight more not far away? You might think these are “mass shootings” too, but, in political/media terms, they’re not treated as such. The victims, and in all likelihood the shooters, are black. And Democratic politicians find no political advantage in weaponizing the victims of everyday street violence in a Democratic town.
Rot of journalism ethics at New
York Times has turned
into leftist plague
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Posted by Garnet 8/14/2019 10:28:41 AM Post Reply
There’s not a single journalist, dead or alive, who hasn’t missed a story, made a mistake or mangled a quote. It comes with the territory of writing history’s first draft on deadline, with the consolation that there’s a new story and new chance tomorrow. But a certain editor at The New York Times cannot be consoled. His flub was no ordinary one, for he was insufficiently hostile to the president of the United States. When Donald Trump is the president, that is not a mere mistake at The New New York Times. It’s a sin, potentially a mortal one.
Democrats tagging Trump as white
supremacist a losing strategy
replies
Posted by Garnet 8/14/2019 10:32:39 AM Post Reply
Desperate Democrats have apparently decided that the way to win in 2020 is to paint President Trump as a racist, perhaps even a hood-wearing, torch-carrying grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The Democrats appeared ready to thunder to Election Day with a “Russia, Russia, Russia” war chant, but former special counsel Robert Mueller wee-weed all over that plan when he declared that neither Mr. Trump nor his campaign colluded with the Kremlin to alter the outcome of the 2016 election. Now they’re putting all their little white eggs in the big racist basket. “We have a president who actively demonizes racial and religious minorities,
Red Flag Laws in the
Age of Political Psychiatry
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Posted by Garnet 8/15/2019 9:50:39 AM Post Reply
In the wake of recent horrific shooting sprees, Donald Trump and other Republicans wishing to appear to “do something” have seized the purported “middle ground”: red flag laws. These laws would permit law enforcement or concerned family members to petition a court to remove firearms from individuals deemed dangerous after a summary judicial procedure. Laws such as these enjoy popular support and a general perception of plausibility upon first glance. After all, there is a broad public consensus in favor of keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons and other dangerous people. Recent mass shootings where the shooter made pre-incident threats
The 2020 Democratic wannabes shouldn’t
count on recession to beat Trump
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Posted by Garnet 8/15/2019 10:16:32 AM Post Reply
As the expert who looks like a pencil in the movie “Monsters Inc.” says on a chat-show panel, “It is my professional opinion that now is the time to panic!” Why? Well, the yield curve ­inverted. What is the inverted yield curve, you ask? Listen, when I began writing this Post column nearly 22 years ago, I was told there would not be any math. From what I understand, it means investors think it is a better bet to loan the US government money for two years rather than for 10 years — and this is very, very bad news.
Epstein’s death puts ‘Randy Prince Andy’
in a royal pickle
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Posted by Garnet 8/15/2019 10:19:42 AM Post Reply
Britain’s Prince Andrew — who allegedly earned his rhyming nickname, Randy Andy, for his ­energetic bedroom calisthenics — is in a royal pickle. A friend of the late convicted ­pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Prince ­Andrew has long been accused of taking sexual liberties with ­Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), 35, the American woman who claims she once served as a “sex slave” of Epstein’s. Starting at age 15, she alleges, she was forced to service Epstein’s rich and powerful pals, including ­Andrew. The prince has always ­denied the allegations,
Israel Has Every Right To
Block Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar
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Posted by Garnet 8/16/2019 10:55:32 AM Post Reply
Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering their country, a reversal of policy that President Donald Trump seems to have prompted. Should Israel have taken the high road and issued the duo visas for their propaganda visit? Probably. It usually does in these cases. Allowing foes to enter the country reflects the strong liberal values that make Israel a unique place in Middle East.However, the notion that obstructing the two anti-Semitic terror apologists from entering Israel is an attack on liberal democracy, or the United States, or that such a move is accelerating the corrosion
The economic sky isn’t falling –
here’s what you need to know
about scary ups and downs
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Posted by Garnet 8/16/2019 10:59:22 AM Post Reply
Let us not let the left-wing media talk us into a recession. Make no mistake: they are eager to do so.For months the liberal press has echoed Democrats’ hand-wringing on the campaign trail, repeating Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s unwarranted warnings about debt levels for instance, or former Vice President Joe Biden’s alarms about how President Trump’s trade confrontation with China is hurting consumers.After all, it’s hard to call for a revolution if the people are happy.
Here’s why my fellow millennials
are seduced by socialism
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Posted by Garnet 8/17/2019 2:13:19 PM Post Reply
Socialism is taking my generation by storm. But just like a hurricane, socialism didn’t gain traction overnight. It’s important to look at the typical millennial trajectory, and why unprecedented government intervention into our daily lives is now widely seen as the only solution to the problems that bedevil us as a generation. Millennials grew up in an age of college-prep academics, where the only choice was to go to a college or university. We took this journey on the faith that a college education would give us the necessary skills to kick-start our careers.
The Mountebank Left Is
Banking on You
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Posted by Garnet 8/17/2019 2:17:24 PM Post Reply
Some time ago, I noted the irreconcilable difference between the Left and the rest of America: the majority of our fellow citizens believe America is an inherently good nation that continues its pursuit of a more perfect union; the Left believes America is an inherently evil nation that must be transformed fundamentally into an oppressive socialist state—at best. For the Left to win this existential argument, it must distort and revile America’s history to destroy the truth of American Exceptionalism. If the past is evil, the present has no choice but to reject America’s history and its defenders; and to embrace the dishonest leftist ideology
Trump and Tone replies
Posted by Garnet 8/18/2019 10:26:11 AM Post Reply
One of the great difficulties in perfecting technologies like radar and sonar revolves around the problem of distinguishing accurately between noise and the real McCoy. Is that an enemy bomber or missile out there, or is it just a flock of birds? Donald Trump presents his opponents, and even some of his friends, with a similar problem. He speaks differently from most other statesmen on the world stage. He is not beholden to many of the principles of diplomacy (what some cynics like me might be tempted to describe as “nostrums”) that inform the usual script of diplomatic relations. What part of his behavior is noise?
Trump-supporting former Democrat urges
a return to civility in America
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Posted by Garnet 8/18/2019 10:29:59 AM Post Reply
What has changed in the last 10 years — and especially in the last two years — that people cannot be civil and respectful to one another? Can we no longer have civil debates and in the end agree to disagree and shake hands? Are the internet and social media to blame? Haters gonna hate? I was an early adopter of social media and I have never understood why so many people feel emboldened to be extremely rude, insulting and threatening toward others. Many people hide behind fake names and pictures online but even those who identify themselves
Why Trump’s Approval Ratings
Are Up Among Minorities
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Posted by Garnet 8/19/2019 5:40:59 AM Post Reply
A mounting number of voter polls show that, despite shrill denunciations of the President by the Democrats for his alleged racism, Trump is enjoying a dramatic increase in his approval ratings among minorities. This isn’t, as some liberal news outlets and pundits have suggested, wishful thinking based on outlier polls. The trend began showing up in surveys early this year and appears to be gaining momentum. Some polls now show his approval numbers at 25 percent among African-American voters and 50 percent among Hispanic voters. If those figures hold for the next 15 months, they will render Trump unbeatable in November of 2020.
John Durham Must Investigate 'Unmasking' replies
Posted by Garnet 8/22/2019 10:06:34 AM Post Reply
Partisans may cheer or jeer prosecutor John Durham, appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate how the FBI came to investigate Russian involvement in the Trump 2016 campaign. Of deeper interest to thoughtful people across the political spectrum is the light this investigation may shed on abuses of government surveillance that have occurred under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Given Durham’s reputation for being both fearless and fair, the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut seems ideal for the job: He has investigated government misconduct ranging from the fiasco surrounding Boston mobster Whitey Bulger to CIA “enhanced interrogation” methods.
The Two-Faced Elizabeth Warren replies
Posted by Garnet 8/22/2019 10:10:52 AM Post Reply
Whatever you think of Fox News and talk radio, they do have a knack for epithets. And after Elizabeth Warren was discovered to have claimed Native American ancestry before being hired by Harvard Law School, they went straight to work. Warren was dubbed “Fauxcahontas,” “Lieawatha,” “Spewing Bull,” and “Fraudazuma.” She was “on the warpath” sending up “smoke signals”; her Senate campaign was a “Trail of Tears.” The Boston Globe was said to be “carrying her fire water.” So relentless did the jabs become that the most visible insult comedian of all, President Trump, got in on the act, calling Warren “Pocahontas” during—naturally—a ceremony honoring Native American veterans.
‘Climate Action’ Flops at the G-7 replies
Posted by Garnet 8/27/2019 10:07:56 AM Post Reply
Despite President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to push climate change to the front of the discussion during the recently concluded G-7 meeting in France, the confab ended without a concrete agreement to take action on the issue. Some of the blame was laid at the feet of President Donald Trump, who was “a no-show at a crucial session on climate change” today. While blaming Trump for the lack of progress on climate change might make for a good headline, the broader story is more complex. Indeed, a look at the numbers shows that the U.S. has slashed its coal use and cut its total greenhouse emissions more
‘Pocahontas’ Could Still Be Elizabeth
Warren’s Biggest Vulnerability
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Posted by Garnet 8/27/2019 10:11:39 AM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren came to last week’s Native American presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa, with, as you might expect, a plan. And she executed it perfectly. First, the Massachusetts senator expressed sorrow for the “harm I caused,” referencing her attempt to prove he had Native American ancestry through a DNA test. Then she pivoted to her literal plan, her sweeping and detailed set of ideas to expand tribal nation sovereignty and invest in social programs benefiting Native American communities.
Trump Is Right on the China Threat replies
Posted by Garnet 8/28/2019 10:37:55 AM Post Reply
President Trump's latest foray into the world of international economics -- his ongoing trade war with China -- has been widely derided by his critics. It's been derided on the grounds that there is no long-term strategy; on the grounds that the trade war will not be, as Trump has bragged, "good and easy to win"; on the grounds that Trump continues to send mixed signals, simultaneously claiming that China is bearing the brunt of his tariffs while desperately urging Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates. Now, Trump's trade policy may not be well-considered
You Can't Go Home Again, Ilhan Omar replies
Posted by Garnet 8/28/2019 10:41:18 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar's mysterious marital life has been much written about. Was she a bigamist? Was she married to her brother? It's unclear, but not unlikely. At a minimum, she seems to be playing musical husbands -- or is it lovers? The latest seems to be this fellow: A Washington, DC, mom says her political-consultant husband left her for Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to a bombshell divorce filing obtained by The Post. Dr. Beth Mynett says her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative — and that he even made a “shocking declaration of love” for the Minnesota congresswoman
Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy
offers MPs an ultimatum
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Posted by Garnet 8/29/2019 10:14:05 AM Post Reply
Talking to various figures in the British government today, it is clear that Boris Johnson’s team want the choice for Members of Parliament to be between their Brexit strategy and making Jeremy Corbyn prime minister. They believe that ultimately there aren’t enough MPs prepared to make Corbyn prime minister; meaning that they’ll get to carry out their Brexit strategy. The decision to prorogue Parliament is designed, in large part, to limit the amount of time available to the opposition to find a legislative way to force the government to seek an extension.
The trouble with
Google's search dominance
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Posted by Garnet 8/29/2019 10:20:36 AM Post Reply
In just about any industry, having a market share of 92 percent would plainly constitute a monopoly. (In fact, according to some economists, any time a company commands more than 25 percent of a given market, it can begin to exert anti-competitive pressure.) And that’s the position that the search giant Google finds itself in. Statcounter, the analytics company, has the data. As of July 2019, Alphabet’s Google search engine commanded 92.19 percent of online queries. Coming in second place was Microsoft’s Bing search engine, with a whopping share of 2.61 percent. Yahoo, the one time champion, didn’t even crack 2 percent of the market.
DOJ Inspector General: Comey
Set a Dangerous Example
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Posted by Garnet 8/30/2019 5:40:48 AM Post Reply
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report Thursday outlining a wide range of serious misconduct by former FBI Director James Comey. Concluding that “Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees … who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information,” the 83-page report implicitly vindicated President Trump’s decision to fire the rogue FBI director in May 2017. The Office of the Inspector General also confirmed that Comey improperly leaked highly sensitive material to the media for the express purpose of pressuring the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the 2016 presidential election.
Federal Court Deals Serious Blow
To The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
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Posted by Garnet 9/1/2019 10:53:59 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday, the Denver-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution when he removed an Electoral College delegate who had chosen to vote for John Kasich instead of Hillary Clinton. The secretary of state nullified the vote of the delegate and installed a new delegate who voted in accordance with the popular vote of the state of Colorado.Michael Baca, a loyal Democratic voter, was elected as a delegate to the Electoral College in November 2016. By voting for Kasich instead of Hillary, Baca was attempting to be a part of a movement
Lies, betrayal and incredible surprises
marked start of World War II 80 years ago
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Posted by Garnet 9/1/2019 11:01:12 AM Post Reply
Some 80 years ago, on Aug. 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, formally known as the "Treaty of non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."The world was shocked — and terrified — by the agreement. Western democracies of the 1930s had counted on the huge resources of Communist Russia, and its hostility to the Nazis, to serve as a brake on Adolf Hitler’s Western ambitions. Great Britain and the other Western European democracies had assumed that the Nazis would never invade them as long as a hostile Soviet Union threatened the German rear.
The National Popular Vote Con Job replies
Posted by Garnet 9/3/2019 5:36:46 AM Post Reply
The latest attempt by the Democrats to avoid the exigencies of the Electoral College is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). They have been selling this scheme as a conservative compromise between progressives who would abolish the “obsolete” institution outright and reactionaries who wish preserve an “inequitable and racist” provision of the Constitution. In reality, NPVIC is just another effort to endow the heavily-populated, Democrat-dominated regions of the country with even more political power than they already wield. Fortunately, it is doomed to failure. If you haven’t read the official NPVIC pitch, here’s what it would accomplish according to its official website
Socialist Scenario May
Pose Risk For Democrats
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Posted by Garnet 9/3/2019 1:19:23 PM Post Reply
Call it the socialist scenario — the risk that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could combine forces to defeat Joseph Biden in the Democratic primary. The RealClearPolitics polling averages have Biden leading Sanders and Warren nationally and in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. These same polls, though, show the “not Biden” vote represented by Senators Sanders and Warren to be larger than the level of support for Vice President Biden. If that vote were combined rather than split, the socialist scenario suggests, it could result in a Democratic presidential nominee who is either openly socialist, like Senator Sanders, or an ideological ally of Mr. Sanders, like Mrs. Warren,
Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities replies
Posted by Garnet 9/3/2019 1:23:39 PM Post Reply
One of the most radical changes in the labyrinth of the Middle East is the near cessation of the old formal hostility of the Arab nations to Israel. That does not mean that the destruction of the Jewish state is not still a commandment among hundreds of millions of Arab speakers throughout the Middle East in general and on the proverbial West Bank in particular.Rather, a number of currents has convinced most of the Gulf monarchies, frontline Arab states such as Jordan and Egypt, and the other North African nations that of all the existential crises in the world threatening their regimes, Israel is no longer perceived as their font.
Why Kamala Harris Hasn’t
Caught Fire in the
Democratic 2020 Race
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Posted by Garnet 9/4/2019 1:50:52 PM Post Reply
Kamala Harris entered the presidential race with impressive credentials -- a popular black woman with an inspiring story who hailed from a large Democratic state and drew accolades for her fiery questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees. Yet despite a shot of adrenaline after confronting front-runner Joe Biden in the first debate, she has failed to catch fire with Democratic voters who are torn between a nostalgic fondness for Biden and a revolutionary desire for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. Harris’s attempt to replicate her feat in the second debate backfired among Democrats who say she went too negative on Biden.
When will big city
Democrats stop enabling
illegal immigration?
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Posted by Garnet 9/4/2019 1:54:17 PM Post Reply
There is no clearer and more shameful example of betrayal in modern American politics than Big City Democrats who support foreigners over their own citizens. “Democrat lawmakers care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents,” President Trump said at his recent rally in Cincinnati, reiterating the point he made earlier when he criticized Democrat Representative Elijah Cummings for complaining about conditions at the border while ignoring the terrible plight of his own constituents in inner-city Baltimore. Liberal media types will dismiss the President’s latest remark as “racism,” like always,
Activists Gird for Kavanaugh
Redux, Next Court Fight
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Posted by Garnet 9/5/2019 9:17:43 AM Post Reply
After the fierce partisan battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation last fall, most Republicans and Democrats seemed eager to put it in their rearview mirror. Despite the pitched fight over Christine Blasey Ford’s unverified, 36-year-old sexual assault allegations against the nominee, Republicans chalked up another win by filling their second high-court vacancy of the Trump administration. Democrats, meanwhile, in large part accomplished the opposite of what they set out to do.
Joe Biden's record — not
his gaffes — is dooming his campaign
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Posted by Garnet 9/5/2019 9:21:34 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden finally got some good news this week: The latest Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll, one of 2016’s most accurate pollsters, shows the former vice president trouncing Donald Trump by a staggering 12 points in a head-to-head presidential match-up. That’s four times what Democratic primary competitors Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren can boast. It also raises a sensitive question about Biden: Has anyone seen the Democratic frontrunner? For the past few days, Biden has been caught in an unenviable trap. Biden has always massaged his stories to craft simple, teachable moments from the often-complex fabric of real life. For the most part,
CNN’s Presidential Climate Change
Town Hall Was Insane
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Posted by Garnet 9/6/2019 10:49:58 AM Post Reply
Put it this way: the most benign climate-change plan proposed during CNN’s seven-hour Democratic Party presidential candidate town hall was more authoritarian than anything Donald Trump has ever suggested during his presidency. Democrats were not merely proposing massive societal upheaval but mass coercion. CNN says it’s a “crisis,” though, so Democrats were free to offer one insane Nostradamus-like prediction after the next. Not only is every weather event now a manifestation of global warming, but Beto O’Rourke says our communities will soon be “uninhabitable,” and Pete Buttigieg says the challenge of warming is on par with World War II, a conflict that took more than 400,000 American lives
The Washington Post’s lost summer replies
Posted by Garnet 9/6/2019 10:53:57 AM Post Reply
It’s been a lost summer for the Washington Post. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Post had some pretty embarrassing moments. Whether it was incorrectly stating that presidents do not deliver remarks on the Fourth of July, ignoring speeches by Presidents Reagan, Kennedy, and Obama, or being called out for shoddy, politically motivated fact-checking, the Post’s lost summer culminated with a fateful day in August when it was forced to issue 15 corrections to a single article. As the summer came to a close, the Post set out to ”report” the president’s summer accomplishments, but reporting is not what the Post does.
Nadler’s Fake Impeachment Inquiry replies
Posted by Garnet 9/9/2019 5:38:16 AM Post Reply
The impeachment of a president, parliamentary esoterica notwithstanding, involves three straightforward steps. First, the House authorizes the Judiciary Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry. Next, that committee conducts an investigation to determine if the president has committed any offense justifying his removal from office. Finally, if such evidence is discovered, the full House votes to approve one or more articles of impeachment. The Democrats, despite their accusations of dark doings at the White House, can’t muster enough votes in the House to complete the first step toward removing President Trump. Consequently, Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has decided to conduct a fake impeachment inquiry.
Tulsi Gabbard: Yes, Abortion Should Be
Regulated In The Third Trimester
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Posted by Garnet 9/10/2019 10:33:20 AM Post Reply
Via Alexandra DeSanctis, who was the last Democratic candidate for president to support any restrictions on abortion?I don’t mean this year, I mean any year.Someone in the 2004 field, maybe? I have no memory of any Dem in recent history with a national future daring to challenge “kill ’em whenever” orthodoxy. Gabbard is breaking new ground, which is also old ground:Gabbard told Rubin she views abortion in a “libertarian” way, saying she doesn’t think government should be dictating women’s choices. “I think that there should be some restrictions though,” she added. Rubin asked if she had a “cutoff point,” to which she replied: “I think the third trimester.
Debate Field Reflects Democrats’
Disdain for Business Success
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Posted by Garnet 9/12/2019 9:46:17 AM Post Reply
The 2020 Democrats again take the debate stage Thursday, filling millions of family rooms across America with their faces and voices. With the field of presidential contenders essentially cut in half, it will be a very different event than the previous two sessions. For the first time, all the front-runners will be on the stage the same evening. Pundits have already started to handicap the event and create the narratives that will invariably dominate the post-debate news coverage. The composition of the field tells us a great deal about what Democrats value. The number of candidates on the stage who have ever run a business has fallen
Trump’s Only Real Weakness
Is His Style
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Posted by Garnet 9/12/2019 9:49:45 AM Post Reply
This is the time for President Trump to deprive his enemies of the last weapon that could be employed against him that could cause him any harm: the largely false, but still troublesome, issue of his personality and routine behavior. Other lines of attack have come to naught: Collusion with Russia, accusations of racism provoking outbursts of mass murder (by uttering “racially charged statements,” in the inadvertently Orwellian words of CNN’s most witless talking head, Don Lemon), the verbal recession confected by the world-renowned economists of CNN and MSNBC, all of it has collapsed. Illegal border crossings are in sharp decline as the wall is steadily extended,
Houston Hatefest: Dems Go Nasty replies
Posted by Garnet 9/13/2019 10:30:04 AM Post Reply
Democrats onstage in Houston aspire not so much to govern America as to punish it. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke called racism not only “endemic” to America but “foundational.” He explained, “We can mark the creation of this country not at the Fourth of July, 1776, but August 20, 1619, when the first kidnapped African was brought to this country against his will and in bondage and as a slave built the greatness, and the success, and the wealth that neither he nor his descendants would ever be able to participate in or enjoy.” The villains in the Democratic Party story of America do not remain hundreds of years beyond our reach.
No, Conservatives Shouldn’t Make
Environmental Policy a Priority
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Posted by Garnet 9/13/2019 10:33:21 AM Post Reply
As I wrote earlier this week, the Democratic Party is accomplishing what the Republican Party—conservatives in particular—failed to do for more than two decades: Exposing the general public to the radical, authoritarian, and wholly unrealistic agenda lurking behind the facade of the climate change movement. The Green New Deal betrayed the climate crusade’s outlandish demands in its starkest, darkest terms yet, and a seven-hour climate change “town hall” on CNN this month featured Democratic presidential hopefuls promising everything from abortion and plastic straw bans to government-ordered veganism as solutions to halt supposed climate change. Democratic candidates promise to become more dystopian on this issue as they head
President Roadrunner Versus Media Coyote replies
Posted by Garnet 9/13/2019 10:56:13 AM Post Reply
I’ve gotten out of the prediction business when it comes to American politics. Primarily because I no longer trust the information on which I used to rely to make predictions. Mainstream American news media continues their Wile E. Coyote routine with President Trump. And just like the cartoon, you quickly figure out after a couple of episodes they’re never going to catch Trump’s roadrunner. This week’s episode featured Media Coyote telling us President Roadrunner has lost his magic in North Carolina and in no way would Dan Bishop be able to pull off a victory in the state’s 9th Congressional District because of the roadrunner’s unpopularity.
Democratic senator warns O'Rourke AR-15
pledge could haunt party for years
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Posted by Garnet 9/14/2019 9:38:16 AM Post Reply
Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) on Friday warned that Beto O’Rourke’s pledge that the government will confiscate semiautomatic AR-15 rifles will become a rallying cry for gun rights groups for years to come and haunt the Democratic Party far into the future. “I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns,” Coons, an ally of former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic race, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview.
The crackers and frackers could
hold the keys to 2020
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Posted by Garnet 9/14/2019 10:14:56 AM Post Reply
All Darrin Kelly wanted for the energy workers in Western Pennsylvania was that the Democratic presidential hopefuls would talk to them before going to war against shale. That opportunity slipped away last Friday when Elizabeth Warren joined Bernie Sanders in calling for a total fracking ban. “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil-fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking — everywhere,” Warren tweeted. “It is disappointing that any national candidate would not come in here and want to talk to the men and women of this area first
Guns and Poses: Democrats Demagogue Death replies
Posted by Garnet 9/16/2019 5:05:07 AM Post Reply
Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously chided a debate opponent, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This would be a useful lesson for gun control advocates to learn. Every candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, for example, has echoed the familiar refrain that the number of mass shootings is on the rise and that more stringent federal laws regulating the sale of firearms will ameliorate the “crisis of gun violence.” The problem with these claims is that mass shootings are not increasing in frequency. Nor is there any objective evidence that new gun control laws would reduce their number.
He'll have more flexibility after 2020 --
and he's going to need it
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Posted by Garnet 9/20/2019 10:09:31 AM Post Reply
The swamp is bottomless. Truly undrainable. Unlike blood-sucking vampires that can be tamed with garlic necklaces, holy water and a stake driven through the heart, this THING cannot be stopped. The Leviathan has become a glioblastomic tumor with roots so deep beneath the Potomac that they can never be wrenched out. Its gnarly fingers of government intrusion slither into every thin cranny of American life. (Unless, of course, you are an illegal alien living in the United States illegally, in which case you may carry on unmolested by the Federal Swamp Leviathan. It may be an evil tyrant, but it is a highly woke evil tyrant.)
Why Not a Presidential Debate in California? replies
Posted by Garnet 9/20/2019 10:16:25 AM Post Reply
Unless the mother of all earthquakes strikes and the largest of the West Coast states tumbles into the sea (Steely Dan said it would happen, but it hasn’t), California is not an island. More to the point, it’s not England in the summer and fall of 1940—an actual island fortress that was standing alone against Nazi tyranny (although historians love to debate just how alone Great Britain was in its darkest and finest hours).One way to look at California: it’s not so much a detached land as it is the uppermost reaches of a liberal peninsula
Breaking Down the Whistleblower Frenzy replies
Posted by Garnet 9/21/2019 10:15:14 AM Post Reply
The Democrats’ media narrative of impeachment portrays President Trump and his administration as serial law-breakers who, true to form, obstruct all congressional investigations of wrongdoing. This then becomes the analytical framework for every new controversy. There are at least two fundamental problems with this. First, our constitutional system is based on friction between competing branches vested with separate but closely related powers. The Framers understood that the two political branches would periodically try to usurp each other’s authorities. Congress often does this by enactments that seek to subject executive power to congressional (or judicial) supervision. Presidential pushback on such laws is not criminal obstruction
Ukraine ‘Bombshell’ Will Explode
in Democratic Faces
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Posted by Garnet 9/23/2019 5:13:21 AM Post Reply
The Democrats increasingly resemble those wannabe jihadis who blow themselves to rags by mishandling homemade explosives. Their animus for President Trump is such that they consistently underestimate the danger to themselves presented by “bombshell” revelations when managed with insufficient care. The already questionable credibility of Elizabeth Warren was recently damaged when, based on a now-debunked New York Times story, she precipitously demanded the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A similarly impulsive Democratic response to the “explosive” claims made by an anonymous intelligence official about a telephone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will inevitably explode in their faces.
Trump wise to avoid a devastating war with Iran
in wake of attack on Saudi Arabia
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Posted by Garnet 9/23/2019 11:08:37 AM Post Reply
There’s an old saying that wars are easy to get into but hard to get out of. President Trump understands this, which is why he wisely resisted the temptation to launch a military strike against Iran after that nation launched a missile and drone attack last week against Saudi Arabian oil facilities.When he was running for president, Trump promised the American people he would not jump into endless conflicts in the greater Middle East, where thousands of members of the U.S. military have been killed and wounded in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fighting began in 2001 in Afghanistan and 2003 in Iraq and still continues in both countries.
Come Back, Never Trumpers.
All Is Forgiven!
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Posted by Garnet 9/23/2019 11:13:10 AM Post Reply
I know that it’s painful — and sometimes humiliating — to admit you were wrong, but it’s also the start of healing. That’s why I’m reaching out to my former friends to tell them all is forgiven for that time in 2016 when they abandoned their family and tried to start a new and exciting life with that political femme fatale, Hillary Clinton.You know who you are, Never Trumpers. Don’t make me name names.Of course, I am not talking to the Never Republicans who disguised themselves among the Never Trumpers — people like Ana Navarro and the despicable Ricks (Tyler and Wilson)
The danger of doomsday climate fears replies
Posted by Garnet 9/25/2019 2:53:58 PM Post Reply
Kids are different today – in troubling ways. Studies and polls reveal they are far more prone to anxiety and depression than previous generations and more of them embrace nanny-state socialism. Multiple factors are driving these broad behaviors – including the rise of social media, infantilizing helicopter parents and the low-grade panic caused by the Great Recession. But a key driver that has received little attention is the left’s false and calculated hysteria around climate change. Apocalyptic fears may be a feature rather than a bug of human psychology, but Americans under 25 have grown up under a singular cloud of doom.
The Little Engine That Couldn’t replies
Posted by Garnet 9/29/2019 9:36:17 AM Post Reply
Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ridiculous. Has it happened to the Democrats yet? I think so, yes. I think so. “Whistleblower” is already being enrolled in the lexicon of political disasters, and not just on account of pictures of the priapic Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky and featuring a rude joke about “whistleblowers” (“You know how to whistle don’t you? You just put your lips together and blow”). No, “whistleblower” has entered the joke book of American politics because of the wild discrepancy between aspiration and reality that it represents. Just last week, an all-points bulletin was blaring from the Get Trump media
Senate Shouldn’t Dignify Impeachment
Parody With a Trial
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Posted by Garnet 9/30/2019 5:21:10 AM Post Reply
Mitch McConnell told NPR last Friday that, if the House impeaches President Trump, “the Senate immediately goes into a trial.” This is music to Democratic ears, despite the infinitesimal chance of conviction, because they desperately need the sordid spectacle into which impeachment trials inevitably devolve. The Senate, however, isn’t required to try the President. That chamber possesses the “sole power to try all impeachments,” but is under no constitutional obligation to do so. The Democrats ignored House precedent and longstanding tradition to launch their “impeachment inquiry.” Why should Senate Republicans consider themselves bound by precedent and procedural rules where the trial is concerned?
A Politically Motivated Impeachment
Is No Laughing Matter
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Posted by Garnet 9/30/2019 10:29:45 AM Post Reply
Why do otherwise smart people say that impeachment has nothing to do with crimes but is rather a brute political calculation? As one example out of many, Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that Congress “could impeach the president for laughing the wrong way. They can impeach for anything they want.”Well, actually, no they can’t. Not unless they pass a law first that says “laughing the wrong way” is either a high crime or a misdemeanor. Assuming that “high” is not an early constitutional reference to cannabis, then laughing is unlikely to be a crime of any sort, yet our pesky Constitution
Don't call it impeachment —
Call it a witch hunt
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Posted by Garnet 10/1/2019 10:58:58 AM Post Reply
I want to talk about the importance of words and the context they create. And I want to urge everybody who's fair to never use the word "impeachment" for the current political process, because it has nothing to do with an impeachment.his is a legislative coup d'etat. It is an effort by the hard left, the news media, and the deep state to destroy the president chosen by the American people. This is a project they've been involved in since election night 2016. So far, we have had two years of a totally false Russian narrative,
Senate GOP Should Give Democrats A
Dose Of Their Own Medicine
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Posted by Garnet 10/1/2019 11:02:49 AM Post Reply
The subpoenas are flying like feces in the monkey cage. If you’ve ever had your picture taken with President Donald Trump, anyone named Trump, or walked past a Trump property, there’s a better than even chance House Democrats will demand answers and documents from you in the coming weeks. Maybe it’s time to turn the tables. Democrats are searching, desperately, for anything to validate their push for impeachment. They’re only missing any evidence to justify the foregone conclusion they’re gearing everything toward.
Joe Biden: Mediocrity Personified replies
Posted by Garnet 10/4/2019 10:54:03 AM Post Reply
It is hard not to feel some sympathy for Joe Biden, up to a point. He is said by almost everyone who knows him to be personally likeable. As a simple member of the public, I have never forgiven him for his treatment, as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, of President Reagan’s nominee for the Supreme Court in 1987, Robert Bork. Biden implicitly endorsed Senator Edward Kennedy’s statement on the Senate floor that “Robert Bork’s America is a land where women are forced into back-alley abortions,” a land of segregation, lawless rogue police, government censorship
Hypocrisy creates unlevel playing
field in politics
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Posted by Garnet 10/4/2019 10:59:17 AM Post Reply
I am keenly aware of how fortunate I was to be born the son of one of the wealthiest and most well known businessmen in America. I am also the first to admit that things are different when you grow up as a Trump. Anyone who has paid attention to the news, especially since my father announced his run for the White House, knows the media has attacked every member of my family viciously and given us anything but kind treatment. The adult “children” in our family are certainly not off limits. We did after all fight alongside our father in his quest to win the presidency.
Dems' impeachment gambit is a revenge scheme
orchestrated by a fallen political party
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Posted by Garnet 10/5/2019 11:38:05 AM Post Reply
Another day, another scandal that’s sure to trigger the Trump administration’s downfall—if only the American people would be less picky about what the definition of the word “evidence” is.The Ukraine Call Transcript. The Whistleblower Complaint. The Impeachment Inquiry. The pieces of this latest impeachment jigsaw have reached mythic status, bolstered by frenzied reporting, and insistence on the part of Democrats and advocates that this time, they’ve got the president right where they want him.
More good news on jobs replies
Posted by Garnet 10/5/2019 11:49:28 AM Post Reply
After months of unemployment holding at 3.7%, the rate dropped to 3.5% in September — its lowest since 1969. And that was far from the only great news in Friday’s jobs report. Consider the Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers for minorities: Hispanic unemployment dropped to 3.9%, setting a new record, while African American joblessness remained at a record low 5.5%. And the rate for adults without a high-school diploma dipped to 4.8% — the first time it’s gone below 5% since BLS started collecting the data in 1992. Plus: “Wages are up by almost 3%” for the year, noted President Trump, “a fantastic increase for everybody out there working.”
A Strong Economy Will Trump
Impeachment Antics
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Posted by Garnet 10/7/2019 5:14:33 AM Post Reply
The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. Trump himself succinctly captured their dilemma last Friday: “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President.” Numerous polls purport to show increased public support for impeachment, yet Trump clearly doesn’t take them seriously. He knows the voters will make the final call. If the House impeaches him, the chances of a Senate conviction are nil. Thus, the president’s fate will be decided in November 2020. Will the voters support an impeached president? If the economy remains strong, he’ll win in a landslide.
Feckless Gowdy Joins Trump Legal Team replies
Posted by Garnet 10/10/2019 10:23:58 AM Post Reply
We have several developments regarding Pelosi’s star chamber impeachment polka: first off, the feckless Trey Gowdy has joined the president’s legal team. This is not confidence-inspiring. Trump should have hired Lionel Hutz or Unfrozen Cave Man Lawyer rather than Gowdy. We all remember what a bang up job Gowdy did on Benghazi. He’s one of those pod people in congress who gets on camera and talks a lot of smack and sabre-rattles but in practice there’s a complete failure to launch.
Here Are the Giuliani-Ukraine
Notes Few Have Seen
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Posted by Garnet 10/10/2019 10:32:00 AM Post Reply
Notes of Rudolph Giuliani's interviews with two former Ukrainian prosecutors include one's allegation that then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned him against investigating energy firm Burisma Holdings “as it was not in the interest of Joe and/or Hunter Biden.” The prosecutor was later fired, under what President Trump says was pressure from Vice President Biden. His son Hunter had a lucrative role on the Burisma board.The notes were published by a Ukrainian news site, and their authenticity was confirmed by Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, and by a second source who has seen the originals and who declined to be identified.
The Faber College Democrats:
‘Double-Secret’ Impeachment
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Posted by Garnet 10/12/2019 12:25:41 PM Post Reply
The fictional setting for National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) is mythical Faber College, in 1962. A largely traditional small college set in suburbia, near a small town, staid Faber is turned upside down by the raucous, party-crazy students at Delta fraternity. They perpetrate outrageous stunts, scoring with the ladies whilst scorning their studies. In response, the Dean and his right-wing troglodyte stooges scheme to expel the miscreants. They succeed, only to see the Deltas uproariously turn the tables on them during the nearby town’s annual parade. A savage satire, blending social mores, politics, and college-life hijinks, the film remains a baby boomer classic.
AOC gets choked up at climate forum:
'My dreams of motherhood are
now bittersweet'
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Posted by Garnet 10/12/2019 12:33:32 PM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., got emotional on Friday as she discussed how climate change affected her own personal outlook on life.“I speak to you not as an elected official or a public figure, but I speak to you as a human being," the freshman congresswoman told a climate summit in Copenhagen. "A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children's future," she added, apparently choking back tears. She was giving her keynote address at the C40 World Mayors Summit which recently approved a global version of her "Green New Deal."
Anonymous Accusations and Their
Dangerous Purveyors
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Posted by Garnet 10/14/2019 5:19:05 AM Post Reply
Anonymous accusations have been regarded with suspicion by honorable leaders for at least two millennia. Even the Romans rejected the use of such allegations against Christians. Indeed, the Emperor Trajan explicitly admonished one of his provincial governors against doing so: “Anonymously posted accusations ought to have no place in any prosecution. For this is both a dangerous kind of precedent and out of keeping with the spirit of our age.” The Democrats of our era aren’t troubled by such scruples, it would seem. In fact, they have used just such an accusation as the pretext for their “impeachment inquiry,” and it is indeed dangerous.
Impeachment Becomes A
Psychodrama Of the Press
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Posted by Garnet 10/18/2019 11:43:18 AM Post Reply
We are living through a phantasmagoric psychodrama generated by the dishonest national political press. This is the press whose Joe Scarborough of MSNBC did not show some of President Trump’s responses to his enemies because of “concern” for the president’s family, as he “seems to have lost his mind.” This is a new frontier in American journalism, where a television news commentator who hates the president wishes to spare the president’s family a rerun of his entirely rational denunciations of his enemies. The House of Representatives began considering impeachment because an anonymous Democrat and former political associate of Vice President Biden received a hearsay account of a conversation
Trump in Dallas: I'm
Not Losing Texas .
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Posted by Garnet 10/18/2019 11:47:20 AM Post Reply
In a week when Republican anger over President Trump’s foreign policy managed to supplant the Democrats’ impeachment push in top news headlines, Trump sought refuge in a state that looks and feels just about as different as can be from Washington, D.C. Trump made the 12th visit to Texas of his presidency, basking Thursday night in the adulation of sign-waving supporters who formed a sea of red “Make America Great Again” hats sprinkled with white “Trump 2020” ten-gallons. “I’m thrilled to be here deep in the heart of Texas,” the president told the roaring, 20,000-strong crowd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Why Does NBC News Executive
Andy Lack Still Have A Job?
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Posted by Garnet 10/20/2019 9:39:24 AM Post Reply
Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill” reveals new allegations of sexual misconduct against NBC News chief Andrew Lack, whom Farrow also accused of spiking his Harvey Weinstein story while at NBC. At the height of the Me Too movement in 2017, men in powerful positions were black-balled, fired, and excommunicated at the mere mention of an allegation, even without corroborating evidence. But unlike those men, Lack’s employer is standing behind him, and he’s refusing to go anywhere.
Democrats' 'Immigrants First' Policy replies
Posted by Garnet 10/20/2019 9:44:41 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump's key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed on Friday by three federal judges. Their decisions, blocking Trump's rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration lobbyists. America's poor are the losers. Our country needs to take care of its own needy first. Trump's proposed rule would make it harder for immigrants who use welfare to qualify for green cards and permanent residence, and it would give preference to immigrants who fend for themselves.
Far-Left Group Threatens Violence
Against Church Screening ‘The
Rise of Jordan Peterson’
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Posted by Garnet 10/21/2019 10:16:15 AM Post Reply
Earlier this year an anonymous threat forced a D.C. theater to cancel a production of “FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers.” The play, produced by Phelim McAleer, featured a reading of texts from disgraced FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.The two are enmeshed in the Russia collusion hoax that kept the country hostage for north of two years. An element of the Left, fearful the play’s message would get out to the masses, threatened violence against the theater in question.The theater’s management opted to cancel its contract to host the play. Team McAleer was able to find another venue, but it still sent a chill through the theatrical community
Poll: Iowa caucuses are 'up for grabs'
as Pete Buttigieg surges into top tier
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Posted by Garnet 10/21/2019 10:26:46 AM Post Reply
It's a new three-way race in Iowa. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds. Biden, long viewed as the Democratic frontrunner, is faltering in the wake of a debate performance last week that those surveyed saw as disappointing. The poll, taken Wednesday through Friday, put Biden at 18%, Warren at 17% and Buttigieg at 13% among 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers.Those standings reflect significant changes
Impeachment Misfire: William Taylor’s
Smokeless Gun
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Posted by Garnet 10/24/2019 6:14:58 AM Post Reply
Since late Tuesday the nation has been deafened by media outlets declaring that diplomat William Taylor provided “damning” congressional testimony involving President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The New York Times, for example, produced this breathless headline: “Donald Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Is Now a Smoking Gun.” Evidently, the “reporters” responsible for this story failed to read Taylor’s opening statement. It consists almost entirely of hearsay, shows that he wasn’t on the fabled phone call between presidents Trump and Zelensky, and confirms that he was assured by high-ranking Trump administration officials that the president sought no quid pro quo arrangement with Ukraine in exchange for aid:
Pelosi announces Trump impeachment
inquiry vote – Here's what I am on
the lookout for now
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Posted by Garnet 10/29/2019 10:25:18 AM Post Reply
Senator Lindsey Graham has created a new reality for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Graham has written a powerful resolution which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined in co-sponsoring. Together they have attracted 50 co-sponsors – which means with Vice President Pence supporting them they would win a vote to dismiss any phony impeachment from the House that failed to meet a key standard of fairness. The resolution: “calls on the House of Representatives, prior to proceeding any further with its impeachment investigation into President Trump, to vote to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry
The Beltway's 'Whistleblower'
Furor Obsesses Over One Name
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Posted by Garnet 10/31/2019 10:12:53 AM Post Reply
For a town that leaks like a sieve, Washington has done an astonishingly effective job keeping from the American public the name of the anonymous “whistleblower" who triggered impeachment proceedings against President Trump — even though his identity is an open secret inside the Beltway.More than two months after the official filed his complaint, pretty much all that’s known publicly about him is that he is a CIA analyst who at one point was detailed to the White House and is now back working at the CIA. But the name of a government official fitting that description — Eric Ciaramella — has been raised privately in impeachment depositions,
Kanye West’s Conversion Could
Be a Cultural Wrecking Ball
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Posted by Garnet 10/31/2019 10:18:14 AM Post Reply
On Friday, anyone with a pulse would have seen the news of the release of Kanye West’s newest album, Jesus Is King. It comes after months of news stories about West’s very public conversion to Christianity, a Christianity that bears no resemblance to the vague spiritualism of Moral Therapeutic Deism that is often associated with celebrity conversions.The lyrics to each song in Jesus Is King are shockingly Christian. It is not an album of feel-good Christian spirituality aimed primarily as a message of uplift. West co-wrote and sang the hit “Jesus Walks” on his debut album The College Dropout (2004), but Jesus Is King is different.
Impeachment Vote Will Cost
These Dems Their Seats
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Posted by Garnet 11/1/2019 5:18:56 AM Post Reply
During the 2018 midterms, dozens of “moderate” Democrats won House seats in swing districts by forswearing partisan feuds in order to concentrate on the needs of their constituents. They pledged to focus less on conflict than on finding common ground with their Republican colleagues. They also modulated their comments concerning President Trump and, when the subject of impeachment arose, they insisted that it would be a destructive and unproductive exercise. Thursday, however, all but two voted in favor of a hyper-partisan impeachment resolution, exposing their campaign promises as cynical lies and ensuring that the Democrats will lose their House majority in 2020.
Pelosi’s Halloween impeachment vote was
an enormous strategic defeat –
Let me explain
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Posted by Garnet 11/2/2019 1:32:54 PM Post Reply
The Halloween vote for impeachment was an enormous strategic defeat for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.She admitted seven months ago, in a March 6 interview with The Washington Post, that a purely partisan impeachment vote was wrong and dangerous. She was right. Here are her own words: “I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan,
Democrats are wasting America's
time on impeachment
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Posted by Garnet 11/2/2019 1:38:31 PM Post Reply
Let me skip to the end: The Democratic-majority US House of Representatives, in partisan fashion, is all but certain to impeach President Donald Trump. The Republican-majority Senate, in partisan fashion, will almost certainly acquit him. And the net result will be that Democrats will have abused the US Constitution to satisfy political passions instead of approaching impeachment as the solemn act the framers intended.Let's be honest. The Democrats were always going to do this. From the minute we realized on election night that Donald Trump had won, they began fantasizing about nullifying the election results. Indeed, in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election,
Elizabeth Warren’s Health Care Chimera replies
Posted by Garnet 11/4/2019 5:18:54 AM Post Reply
Economist Jonathan Gruber famously attributed the passage of Obamacare to “the stupidity of the American voter.” The MIT professor’s assessment of the electorate’s collective intelligence is clearly shared by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren if she expects us to take her Medicare-for-All funding plan seriously. She wants us to believe that she can expand a program already verging on bankruptcy — Medicare for the elderly will go broke in 2026 according to the most recent Trustees report — to cover every American without raising middle class taxes. Not coincidentally, she enlisted one of Gruber’s Obamacare accomplices to cobble together a document supporting her absurd claims:
10 Reasons I Like Donald
Trump,From A Female,
Former-Democrat Immigrant
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Posted by Garnet 11/5/2019 9:31:54 AM Post Reply
As a voter who lives far away from the Beltway bubble, I increasingly find myself harboring an uncomfortable secret: I like Donald Trump, and think he’s the perfect president for these times. Now, I know that’s a big no-no. In fact, I probably should keep it to myself. After all, the mainstream media has been working non-stop to make me and countless others hate the president and see him as Public Enemy No. 1.I’m also decidedly not the kind of voter who is supposed to like Trump; in fact, all my intersecting identities are supposed to hate Trump with a vengeance:
Impeachment Inquiry Finally
Sees the Light of Day
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Posted by Garnet 11/14/2019 5:57:53 AM Post Reply
Wednesday, seven weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the “official impeachment inquiry” into alleged misdeeds committed by President Trump, the Democrats leading that probe finally emerged from the bowels of the Capitol building to convene a hearing in the light of day. They made the odd choice to devote their first public hearing to a couple of Foggy Bottom diplomats, William Taylor and George Kent, from whom they have already taken testimony. Neither of these gentlemen have firsthand knowledge of the storied conversation during which Trump is supposed to have demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky open a political investigation in return for U.S. aid.
Impeachment by Focus Group replies
Posted by Garnet 11/18/2019 5:11:02 AM Post Reply
Anyone following the increasingly desperate Democratic impeachment effort will by now be aware that they have exchanged the term “quid pro quo” for “bribery” and “extortion.” They rebranded President Trump’s alleged offenses, according to a Washington Post report, after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted a number of focus groups to test their messaging. The use of a marketing tool for something so serious confirms that, for the Democrats, impeachment is just another election strategy they hope will get traction if they dumb down the narrative. This betrays breathtaking contempt for the nation’s institutions as well as the voters.
Trump Results v. the Mindless Resistance replies
Posted by Garnet 11/22/2019 4:44:31 AM Post Reply
Americans are enjoying an all-too-unusual combination of peace and prosperity. The probability that you will be killed or lose a loved one in a foreign war has dropped to nearly zero, while the chance that you or anyone you know will be involuntarily unemployed is lower than it has been in half a century. Moreover, real wages are increasing and inflation is negligible. Life isn’t problem-free, of course, but times are genuinely good. Much of the credit for this gratifying state of affairs is unquestionably owed to President Trump. Yet the Democrats assure us that he is a clear and present danger to the republic.
Bored, groggy Democrats drag
themselves to another debate
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Posted by Garnet 11/22/2019 9:36:51 AM Post Reply
After months of nuclear-grade wokeness — from open borders, health care for illegals, and abortions for women with penises — followed by a disastrous LGBT town hall, and one debate from Ohio where they briefly transformed into moderates, we joined the Democrats live from Hotlanta Wednesday night unveiling their current form: bored, exhausted, over it, resigned to lose. The MSNBC/Washington Post debate from Georgia, moderated by three women and Rachel Maddow, should have been an opportunity for Democrats to flex their greatest, rather only, muscle: pandering to blacks. Instead the 10 candidates seemed half present, perhaps preoccupied counting
The Impeachment Hearings
Have Been Useless
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Posted by Garnet 11/22/2019 10:09:04 AM Post Reply
Democrats on the Intelligence Committee have spent the vast majority of their impeachment hearings trying to persuade voters that bureaucrats believe Donald Trump is impulsive, self-serving, and misguided — all of which is unsurprising, and completely irrelevant to the matter at hand. Quite often, in fact, the most breathless coverage of these tedious hearings has absolutely nothing to do with the allegedly impeachable offenses of quid pro quo or “bribery” — or whatever focus group-tested terminology Democrats are deploying today. Take the newest blockbuster witness, Fiona Hill, a Russia expert whose testimony nearly every outlet promised would be “explosive.”
Vulnerable Democrats spooked by GOP
impeachment ad onslaught
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Posted by Garnet 11/23/2019 9:57:22 AM Post Reply
Vulnerable Democrats are watching in horror as GOP impeachment attacks deluge their districts back home. And they want a much stronger counteroffensive from their own party and its allies. Some of those Democrats raised their concerns with party leaders this week as they prepared to leave for Thanksgiving recess, fearing that voters will be bombarded by anti-impeachment ads as families gather around the TV for parades and football, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.
Impeachment: 3 Crucial Questions,
3 Answers, So Far
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Posted by Garnet 11/23/2019 10:49:46 AM Post Reply
Assessing the Democrats’ impeachment drive depends on answers to three crucial questions: 1) What did President Trump really want from Ukraine?2) Can Democrats prove he wanted something so improper, so lawless that it meets the high bar for "high crimes and misdemeanors," bribery, or treason? 3) What’s the rush? Do voters think the charges are so serious, the proof so convincing, and the need to remove the president so urgent that it cannot wait until the election next November? Question 1: What did the president want from Ukraine?
Rust Belt voters on Trump: ‘I’d vote
for him again in a heartbeat’
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Posted by Garnet 11/25/2019 8:45:55 AM Post Reply
JEFFERSON, Ohio — Bonnie Smith no longer sets her alarm for 1:45 a.m. so she could head into town to make her heavenly pastries, cookies and cakes. It’s the only thing she doesn’t miss about her bakery, which she had to close last June. “My eyesight was failing. I just couldn’t do it anymore, or at least until the doctors could figure out what was going on,” said Smith, who hopes that eye surgery will allow her to bake professionally in her home kitchen sometime next month.
The Trump Impeachment Theme Song:
'Is That All There Is?'
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Posted by Garnet 11/25/2019 8:53:43 AM Post Reply
Cue Peggy Lee. The theme song of the Democratic conflagration known as the Trump impeachment hearings is now “Is That All There Is?” I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire… I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames And when it was all over I said to myself, is that all there is to a fire? Is that all there is to an attempt to overthrow the president of the United States? Just a bunch of bureaucrats who felt overlooked? Because if there is more to it than that, I haven’t seen the evidence.
Is John Roberts Up To a Senate
Impeachment Trial?
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Posted by Garnet 11/26/2019 5:16:30 AM Post Reply
The Democrats have manifestly failed to build the national consensus necessary to remove a sitting president from office. The “impeachment inquiry” decreed by Nancy Pelosi in late September, combined with Adam Schiff’s inequitable conduct of the subsequent public hearings, have produced the reverse of their intended result. Several reliable voter surveys show that they weakened support for impeachment among Independent voters, particularly those in crucial swing states, while hardening support for the president among Republicans. Yet the Democratic leadership is clearly determined to pass articles of impeachment against Trump, without regard to the legal merits or the misgivings of “moderate” members of their own caucus.
Chaos and contagion: How
Trump accelerates democratic dysfunction
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Posted by Garnet 12/1/2019 10:42:12 AM Post Reply
The impeachment hearings last week demonstrated the rising risk of American polarization and democratic dysfunction. This political divide is undermining the integrity of the American experiment and its political, economic and values-based leadership of the global order. While dysfunction and chaos can be contagious, President Donald Trump is an accelerant. Dr. Fiona Hill warned in her testimony last Thursday, “Some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country — and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”
Still upset by Trump's
historic win? Beat him if
you can in 2020
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Posted by Garnet 12/1/2019 10:46:16 AM Post Reply
Writer Nancy Cook detailed in a recent Politico article that, counter to the tradition of past presidents, Donald J. Trump apparently has decided — on his own, shockingly — to circumvent the fish-bowl exposure of the Oval Office and West Wing and conduct meetings and phone calls that demand privacy and strict confidentiality in the privacy of his residence in the White House. There, away from the prying eyes of the media — and, as we have come to learn, certain staff members who may be pursuing agendas counter to his — the president can conduct some of the nation’s business with at least a bit more comfort and seclusion.
Why the Democrats Can’t
Settle for Censure
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Posted by Garnet 12/2/2019 5:09:05 AM Post Reply
Their rhetoric notwithstanding, congressional Democrats understand that their chances of ousting President Trump from office are infinitesimal. There are a few, like AOC and “the Squad,” who still cling to the pipe dream that Trump will be impeached, convicted, and perp-walked out of the White House for multifarious yet oddly ill-defined crimes. More realistic Democrats understand that this is never going to happen, but they also know that mere censorship of the president is not an option if they wish to avoid a revolt by the left wing of their congressional caucus and voter apathy that could manifest itself in low turnout next November.
Fusion GPS Chiefs Spin Hard
Before the Horowitz Report
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Posted by Garnet 12/3/2019 10:57:47 AM Post Reply
There are a few bombshells tucked in the new book authored by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, co-owners of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm responsible for the most infamous dossier in American political history. Here’s one that—as far as I know—hasn’t been disclosed until now: Before Fusion hired Christopher Steele in 2016 to produce his sketchy dossier on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Steele hired Fusion to help him with a client at odds with a key figure in the Trump camp. The London-based operative, misleadingly portrayed in the press as a mere former British intelligence officer, needed help investigating the Trump advisor for his client.
Kellyanne Conway, Playing Chicken
With Adam Schiff?
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Posted by Garnet 12/3/2019 11:02:08 AM Post Reply
Kellyanne Conway has promised to represent President Trump at upcoming impeachment hearings, but only if the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is called to testify. “Is Adam Schiff going to testify? Because he is a fact witness. That would be great,” the senior Trump adviser had told reporters on Monday. And then Conway made an offer: “I’ll tell you what, if Adam Schiff testifies, I’ll show up on behalf of the White House.”Conway still has time to swerve in this game of political chicken, since the House Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Wednesday. But don’t expect a crash on Capitol Hill as Schiff has already dismissed Republican calls
Dems’ Impeachment Trickery replies
Posted by Garnet 12/4/2019 9:38:45 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) takes over as ringmaster for the ongoing impeachment show. He’s billing his opening act as an inquiry into the “historical and constitutional basis of impeachment” and “the Framers’ intent.” Nadler claims he’ll be looking into what the Constitution’s authors meant by “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Don’t be fooled by Nadler’s scholarly posturing. He isn’t planning a civics lesson. Democrats are hell-bent on impeaching Trump, so Nadler has to rewrite American history and massage the meaning of the Constitution’s impeachment clause to fit the pile of non-evidence Adam Schiff’s Intelligence Committee has produced.
Kamala Harris Goes Down Fighting replies
Posted by Garnet 12/4/2019 10:16:09 AM Post Reply
Unbridled ambition and aggression have their place in presidential politics – as the man in the Oval Office reminded the nation in 2016 -- but in the case of California freshman Sen. Kamala Harris, they weren’t enough to overcome the lack of a clear policy vision. The candidate who threw some of the hardest punches on the debate stage ended her presidential bid after high hopes faded amid a string of underwhelming results. Her quest concluded with an open letter. Her campaign, Harris admitted Tuesday, is broke.“My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she told supporters just 62 days before absentee ballots
Kamala Harris should never
have run for president
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Posted by Garnet 12/4/2019 12:29:15 PM Post Reply
California Sen. Kamala Harris should never have run for president in the first place. Her ambition far exceeded her ability. She hadn’t yet established herself in the U.S. Senate. And she hadn’t exactly excelled in her previous job as California’s attorney general. There wasn’t much of a record worth bragging about on the campaign trail. After being elected to the Senate in a 2016 cakewalk, she should have spent the next three years focused exclusively on representing Californians in Congress, helping the state on such vital issues as water development, environmental protection, healthcare and homelessness. But people around her — political advisors and her sister Maya Harris
Jobs Report Takeaway:
It's Morning in America
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Posted by Garnet 12/7/2019 10:34:32 AM Post Reply
The blowout economic news released Friday in the November employment report signals an acceleration of the extraordinary labor market trends in America and may well forecast the reelection of President Trump. After the sluggish, slow-growth Obama years, especially for working-class laborers in our land, the spoils of the present Trump Boom constitute an economic awakening, a sunrise of opportunity. In 1984, President Reagan made history by winning 49 states in a reelection landslide, in part due to savvy marketing, particularly his landmark “Morning in America” commercial projecting the optimism of an America back to work. But not long before that ad, Reagan’s chances for a second term seemed imperiled.
‘People have real questions about this’:
Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud
Biden tour
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Posted by Garnet 12/7/2019 10:41:14 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden has two methods of responding to questions about his son’s controversial business dealings in Ukraine: denial and anger. But so far, Biden doesn’t have a clear and cogent message — and Iowa voters are starting to take notice, especially after his fiery encounter Thursday with a retired farmer who advanced the unfounded claim that the former vice president played a role in landing his son a job at a Ukrainian gas company.Biden was forced Friday to address the confrontation, in which he had called the voter a “damn liar,” and even challenged him to a physical fitness contest
Will the Horowitz report
split the baby?
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Posted by Garnet 12/9/2019 9:55:35 AM Post Reply
Republicans have been making predictions for months. They say the soon-to-be-released report from Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be a blockbuster, calling out important former intelligence officials for shocking, bad-faith acts involving spying on political rivals. Democrats, on the other hand, have been saying they expect the Horowitz report to validate the FBI’s controversial wiretaps of a Trump associate during the 2016 campaign and into 2017. If Horowitz’s prior reports are any indication, we can probably expect some of both. If the inspector general has proven to be one thing, it’s diplomatic.
Michael Bloomberg and the Imperious Presidency replies
Posted by Garnet 12/9/2019 9:59:16 AM Post Reply
If Donald Trump could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it, what bit of brazenness might we expect from his fellow septuagenarian Manhattanite presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg? The then-mayoral candidate gave us a glimpse back in 2001, when he was dumping his first tranche of $74 million into a late-in-life political career and a reporter asked him whether he had ever smoked marijuana. "You bet I did," the media mogul enthused, at a time when politicians tended to be much more reticent about such things. "And I enjoyed it."
Unlearning Together replies
Posted by Garnet 12/10/2019 10:45:59 AM Post Reply
The attack on London Bridge - no, not the 2017 attack, the new one - broke just as I was heading off to guest-host Tucker Carlson's show at Fox News. There is a small and rather sad "Christmas market" of pop-up stalls at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 44th Street - surrounded, of course, by large concrete blocks placed there in case any radicalized SUV or extremist mid-size rental car were minded to drive up on the sidewalk and mow down shoppers. In more sophisticated societies such as Angela Merkel's Germany, the so-called "Merkel Lego" barricading Christmas fairs is painted to look like giant, ill-proportioned candy canes
The Burden of Impeachment replies
Posted by Garnet 12/10/2019 10:50:14 AM Post Reply
Constitutionally backward is how we would describe the assertion by the Democrats that President Trump is being contemptuous of Congress by failing to mount in the House a defense against impeachment. The Times, in an editorial this afternoon, says that by signaling that he won’t “mount any defense,” the president is suggesting that “it is somehow beneath him to participate in a constitutional process.” That’s strikes us as a bit touchy. And just wrong in respect of who is supposed to bear the burden in these kinds of things. It’s a bedrock principle in American law, after all, that in criminal matters —
Democrat Karen Bass says she's
open to impeach Trump again if
he gets reelected in 2020
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/11/2019 1:20:06 PM Post Reply
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said Tuesday she's willing to impeach President Trump again if he wins reelection in 2020. TMZ founder Harvey Levin presented Bass with a scenario in which Trump wins a second term but Democrats take over the Senate from the Republicans. "There's no such thing, really, as double jeopardy in an impeachment trial because it's political," Levin said. "Suppose he gets reelected... and you win back the Senate in a big way. If you did that, would you be inclined to take a second bite at the apple and reintroduce the exact same impeachment articles
IG report shows Russia hoax a coup attempt replies
Posted by Garnet 12/12/2019 12:59:00 PM Post Reply
Inspector General Michael Horowitz finally damned the FBI during his testimony Wednesday when he said he would be “skeptical” that there was anything accidental in the egregious catalog of errors the bureau committed in its spying operation on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. It took five hours of questioning about the FBI’s motivations, but Horowitz, prudent and impartial as he is, finally delivered the money shot. Asked by Republican Sen. Mike Crapo if the 17 “significant errors or omissions” he found in the FBI’s surveillance operation could possibly be “accidental,” Horowitz said: “I would be skeptical.”
Of course the FBI spied
on the Trump campaign
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/12/2019 1:05:22 PM Post Reply
The great debate about whether the FBI spied on the Trump campaign continues. The question is why there is still any argument. The newly released report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz shows that by any definition the FBI did indeed spy. The proof is in the details of the report. In addition to the much-discussed wiretap of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Horowitz discussed the bureau's use of what is called a CHS (a confidential human source, or, in more common terms, an informant) and a UCE (an undercover employee, or a secret agent) to gather information from at least three targets in the Trump campaign.
Of course the FBI spied
on the Trump campaign
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/12/2019 1:05:48 PM Post Reply
The great debate about whether the FBI spied on the Trump campaign continues. The question is why there is still any argument. The newly released report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz shows that by any definition the FBI did indeed spy. The proof is in the details of the report. In addition to the much-discussed wiretap of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Horowitz discussed the bureau's use of what is called a CHS (a confidential human source, or, in more common terms, an informant) and a UCE (an undercover employee, or a secret agent) to gather information from at least three targets in the Trump campaign.
Of course the FBI spied
on the Trump campaign
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/12/2019 1:06:42 PM Post Reply
The great debate about whether the FBI spied on the Trump campaign continues. The question is why there is still any argument. The newly released report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz shows that by any definition the FBI did indeed spy. The proof is in the details of the report. In addition to the much-discussed wiretap of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, Horowitz discussed the bureau's use of what is called a CHS (a confidential human source, or, in more common terms, an informant) and a UCE (an undercover employee, or a secret agent) to gather information from at least three targets in the Trump campaign.
A Boris Johnson UK General Election
win, Trump 2020 precursor
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/13/2019 11:29:40 AM Post Reply
With just two weeks to go until Christmas UK voters are being handed a political present that no-one is very keen to unwrap… a third general election in four years. The frustration and anger with politicians here are similar to what we see in the United States. People are simply fed up with the angst, vitriol and downright nastiness that is synonymous with politics today. Trustworthy is not a word often used among constituents who are now more apathetic about the outcome than ever before.It may all sound a little dreary but it’s the truth. There is no longer any honor in bi-partisanship and that means nothing gets done
American Leftists Believed Corbyn’s
Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/13/2019 11:33:25 AM Post Reply
The British election results, like any election results, are the result of unique circumstances and multiple factors. They are also, however, a test of a widely articulated political theory that has important implications for American politics. That theory holds that Corbyn’s populist left-wing platform is both necessary and sufficient in order to defeat the rising nationalist right. Corbyn’s crushing defeat is a decisive refutation. Many writers, not only on the left, detected parallels between the rise of Corbyn and the movement around Bernie Sanders. The latter is considerably more moderate and pragmatic than the former, and also not laden with the political baggage of Corbyn’s widely derided openness to anti-Semitic allies.
Britain’s Labour Party Got
Woke—And Now It’s Broke
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/14/2019 10:59:49 AM Post Reply

The Conservatives’ resounding victory in yesterday’s British General Election won’t come as a surprise to anyone who spent time canvassing in the ‘Red Wall.’ That’s the name given to a thick wedge of seats in the Midlands and North of England, some of which have been held by the Labour Party for over 75 years. Seats like Penistone and Stockbridge in Sheffield, once the home of the British steel industry, and Bishop Auckland in County Durham, a former coal town. Both turned blue in this election, as did a large number of seats in Labour’s post-industrial heartland.  Author corrected

Dems' California Debate in
Turmoil Again Over Labor Fight
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/14/2019 11:07:31 AM Post Reply
Can Democrats find a labor-dispute-free zone in California to hold their presidential debate? It’s an open question less than a week before the party’s sixth presidential primary debate, which was set to take place this coming Thursday at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles -- until food service workers announced plans to protest, and all seven candidates who qualified to appear on the stage vowed not to cross the picket line.It’s the second clash between university workers and their employers to throw plans for the December debate up in the air. In early November, the Democratic National Committee was forced to dump UCLA as its debate site
Will the Democrats Answer
Their UK Wake-Up Call?
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/16/2019 4:53:25 AM Post Reply
Will the decimation of the British Labour Party by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives awake the Democrats to the reality that they, to employ one of their favorite formulations, are on the wrong side of history? Will it finally dawn on them that their abrupt leftward lurch leaves them out of sync with a global trend away from the social democratic left? Many political observers initially regarded Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 victory as mere flukes. Most have since been disabused of this error by elections in Germany, France, Italy, and even Sweden. It isn’t clear that the Democrats can be so easily aroused from their utopian dreams.
Supreme Court ruling pulls
rug out from under
article of impeachment
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/17/2019 10:16:59 AM Post Reply
The decision by the Supreme Court to review the lower court rulings involving congressional and prosecution subpoenas directed toward President Trump undercuts the second article of impeachment that passed the House Judiciary Committee along party lines last week. That second article of impeachment charges President Trump with obstruction of Congress for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas in the absence of a final court order. In so charging him, the House Judiciary Committee has arrogated to itself the power to decide the validity of its subpoenas, as well as the power to determine whether claims of executive privilege must be recognized, both powers that properly belong with the judicial branch
After the British Elections: Making
the Anglosphere Great Again
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/17/2019 10:23:09 AM Post Reply
The greatest significance in last week’s decisive and seminal British election is the victory it contains for the solidarity of the English-speaking peoples and the strength, coherence, and legitimacy of what Europeans frequently refer to as the Anglo-Saxons. Of course, broadly, the English-speaking advanced democracies have much in common with Western Europe, and to a slightly reduced degree with Eastern Europe and westernized nations in other regions, most conspicuously Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, South Africa, the Emirates, and parts of Latin America.But the substantial detachment of the United Kingdom from an integrated Europe so it may retain the primacy of the political
Queen Pelosi wants to rule
the Senate and nation but
voters will revolt
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/23/2019 3:05:30 PM Post Reply
Queen Nancy Pelosi is not amused. Having just demanded her subjects in the House impeach the president in a historic and unprecedented party-line vote, jeopardizing the reelection of many and even threatening her own reign, Her Royal Highness, aka the House Speaker, grew testy recently with inquisitive reporters. Pelosi scolded the pesky press for wanting to know why, for the first time in the nation’s history, she did not follow the accustomed path of handing the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for an expected trial.
The 1619 Project is the 2019 Project —
and the 2020 Project
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/24/2019 10:56:40 AM Post Reply
It is increasingly clear that the 1619 Project, foisted on the American public in August by the New York Times, was ill advised. Fatuous, tendentious and tedious, 1619 is more advocacy than history, and is intended mainly to stoke the woke and to keep race on the front burner in the upcoming 2020 elections. No close observer of the Times over the past few years would have expected otherwise, for in its domestic coverage it reads at times more like a Midtown edition of the Amsterdam News than a national newspaper of record. While still indispensable in some ways, its editorial slant and, indeed, news coverage have become unmoored.
The heavy price of Trump hatred replies
Posted by Garnet 12/24/2019 11:03:15 AM Post Reply
My friends have a house by the water with a deck facing west so they can watch nature create a Monet at dusk as they enjoy a glass of wine. But they haven’t enjoyed that blissful serenity since 2016 because “we spend 80% of our time worrying about Trump.” Staunch Democrats, they despised Reagan and the Bushes, especially George W. “and his wars.” But no Republican has got inside their head – posed a real and present danger to their health – like Trump. For them, he’s political sciatica, a piercingly painful condition that won’t go away.
'It hasn't stopped him': Trump
racks up wins, even as impeachment
grips Washington
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/24/2019 11:12:31 AM Post Reply
President Trump enjoyed an extraordinary period of policy successes over the past two weeks, even as Democrats seeking to remove him from office moved articles of impeachment through the House. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats damaged Trump politically, the two negotiated an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing the president to tout a previously elusive trade deal after three years of promising he would complete it. And he and House Democrats compromised on $1.4 trillion in spending that funds critical aspects of Trump’s immigration agenda and delivers on his vision for the Space Force, the first new U.S. military service branch in more than 70 years.
Extinction Rebellion Founder Confirms
That Global Warming Is Voodoo Science
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/31/2019 9:08:05 AM Post Reply
Global warming protests, past the point of absurdity long ago, have become even more extreme thanks to a relatively new group from England. The founder’s background shows exactly why the organization has chosen to engage in the mindless behavior it’s become known for. Though she has a doctorate in molecular biophysics, Extinction Rebellion architect Gail Bradbrook, called a “neo-pagan” by Britain’s Daily Mail, intentionally went down a path filled with folklore, superstition, tribal rites, and primitive hallucinogenics
The Great Revolt Enters a New Phase:
How the Populist Uprising of 2016
Will Reverberate in 2020
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/31/2019 9:32:54 AM Post Reply
In a country increasingly engaged in national politics and divided, the next 12 months may feel like 12 years. Voters in both trenches are eager to vote, convinced not only of victory but also of vindication. The shocking result in 2016 wasn't a black swan, an irregular election deviating from normalcy, but instead the indicator of the realignment we describe in "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics," now available in a new a paperback edition in time for the 2020 election season. The story of America's evolving political topography is one of tectonic plates that slowly grind against one another until a break notably alters the landscape
Can the Senate Dismiss the
Impeachment Without a Trial?
replies
Posted by Garnet 12/31/2019 9:59:03 AM Post Reply
After the House of Representatives’ recent decision to issue two articles of impeachment, it appears the Democrats are having second thoughts. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thus far has refused to transmit the articles to the Senate because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly has expressed doubts regarding the merits of impeachment and the need for a Senate trial. The Constitution, of course, gives the Senate “the sole power to try all impeachments.” While the House typically has appointed “managers” who act as prosecutors in the Senate trial, the manner of that trial is ultimately up to the Senate.
Trump’s ‘Failures’ replies
Posted by Garnet 1/1/2020 11:14:49 AM Post Reply
It is popular on the NeverTrump Right and everyone on the Left to claim that President Trump has “failed” as we head into an election year. But his supposed failures are instructive. Take the wall. True, Trump certainly in the last three years has not come close to building an envisioned initial phase of 1,000 miles or so of border fencing to stop the easiest access to the United States, much less made Mexico pay for it. Yet even his critics concede he relentlessly tried—and are fearful he will soon succeed.There are some considerations to keep in mind. In some sense, we have had no wall at all,
Pelosi’s Game Of Chicken Will
Leave Her Party Fried
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/2/2020 10:11:01 AM Post Reply
After holding a vote to impeach President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to wait on sending the impeachment articles to the Senate. According to many in the media, this brilliant bit of strategy gives her leverage to force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to provide a fair trial in the Senate. There’s so many reasons this is wrong, but let’s start with the most obvious: according to the Democrats’ own impeachment witness, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman, Trump isn’t actually impeached until the articles are sent to the Senate, and “an indefinite delay would pose a serious problem.”
A New Year's Resolution:
Don't forget the good news
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/2/2020 10:23:34 AM Post Reply
About half of us make New Year’s resolutions at this time. Most of us end up not fulfilling them, whether it be losing weight, becoming more organized or getting out of debt.But here’s one resolution that may be easier to keep and help maintain your sanity during the upcoming presidential campaign. Stop letting all the “bad news” that floods your mobile phone or TV make you forget there’s a lot of good news out there that makes a bigger difference to all of us in the long run. Keeping a resolution against letting bad news dominate your media consumption won’t be easy.
Getting the Goods on Schiff replies
Posted by Garnet 1/2/2020 10:34:17 AM Post Reply
The truth behind House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's role in engineering President Donald Trump's impeachment may soon come out because a nonprofit group promoting government transparency -- Judicial Watch -- is suing to get the whistleblower's emails. No matter how the Senate proceeds with Trump's trial, Schiff should be held accountable for the devious means he used to drive impeachment. The public also needs the truth about the so-called whistleblower. Real whistleblowers deserve to be treated like heroes.
Joe Biden’s Obamacare Retread replies
Posted by Garnet 1/3/2020 5:05:13 AM Post Reply
Watching the Democratic Presidential candidates debate the best way to fix health care, it’s difficult to escape the impression that they suffer from collective amnesia. Their party had its shot at reforming the system a decade ago and blew it by passing a slapdash “reform” program that clashed so violently with the laws of economics that it became a symbol of big government overreach, bureaucratic ineptitude, and broken campaign promises. Ten years on, two of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination have tacitly admitted this by pledging to replace it with some version of single-payer. The leading candidate in that contest, however, wants to retread Obamacare.
Report: Obama Administration Stopped Israel
From Assassinating Soleimani in 2015
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/3/2020 10:59:54 AM Post Reply
When President Donald Trump gave the order to kill Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani, he not only made an arguably proportionate response to the invasion of the U.S. Embassy this week but he also reversed a policy of the Obama administration. According to a report from 2018, Israel was "on the verge" of assassinating Soleimani in 2015, but Obama's officials foiled the plan. In fact, they reached out to Iran with news of Israel's plans. The Trump administration, on the other hand, gave Israel a green light to assassinate Soleimani, according to a January 1, 2018 report from the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
Iran vows 'harsh retaliation'
after US airstrike kills Iranian
Gen. Qassem Soleimani
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/3/2020 11:04:49 AM Post Reply
On New Year's Day, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei taunted Donald Trump on his favorite platform, Twitter, after the President vowed Iran would be held "fully responsible" for any lives lost at U.S. facilities abroad."You can't do anything," Khamenei boldly declared. Less than 48 hours later, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike in Iraq ordered by "that guy" President Trump, with the ayatollah now claiming "harsh retaliation is waiting for the criminals whose filthy hands spilled his blood."His words were echoed by Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, who promised to "take revenge for this heinous crime."
Donald Trump showed restraint,
then resolve, in killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/4/2020 10:39:57 AM Post Reply
Qassem Soleimani was a violent man who lived a violent life. The Iranian major general lived by the sword and died by the drone. Soleimani’s death was a long time coming, and it is chiefly mourned by those who are seeking a similar end. We can dispense with questions over whether the attack that killed Soleimani was an illegal assassination as opposed to a legitimate act in the war on terrorism. The United States has been conducting such strikes for years, and President Barack Obama faced no serious pushback for using drones to prosecute the conflict. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds force which Soleimani commanded was a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization,
Where Qassem Soleimani Won’t
Be Missed
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/4/2020 10:45:59 AM Post Reply
Within hours of Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a man most thought invincible and all-powerful, being confirmed dead, the debate began in Washington about the legality of the strike that killed him; of how the attack would play into the political cycle of impeachment and the 2020 presidential campaign; of what the consequences would be for any potential conflict with Iran. Yet in parts of the Middle East, the reaction was different. Soleimani was killed at about 1:00 a.m. just as he was leaving Baghdad airport and by 4:30 a.m., a group of Iraqis was marching—running, even—
Trump Derangement Syndrome
Skyrockets Over Soleimani
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/5/2020 10:24:53 AM Post Reply
Remember “politics ends at the water’s edge”? In the Trump era, that patriotic phrase is not only dead, it’s decomposed. And ironically so since the latest manifestation of this decomposition is over the termination of Qasem Soleimani, the terror mastermind who was, on analysis, even more dangerous to the United States and the world than bin Laden and al-Baghdadi, monumentally evil as they were. Neither bin Laden, nor al-Baghdadi ever had remotely the power at their disposals—even when the latter controlled his caliphate—Soleimani did as the military leader of by far the greatest state sponsor of terrorism.
Tucker Carlson’s Inane Claims
About the Soleimani Raid
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/6/2020 5:04:57 AM Post Reply
When the news broke about the death of Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike, it was inevitable that the Democrats and the media would denounce the action and once again declare President Trump unfit for office. More surprising was the opprobrium heaped on the raid and its underlying rationale by Tucker Carlson. The Fox News host is usually fairly sensible, if given to the hyperbole and simulated indignation required by the talking head genre. Moreover, he tends to be supportive of the President and his policies. Carlson’s response to the Soleimani killing, however, was uninformed, uncharacteristically hostile to Trump, and generally unhinged.
Black Americans are coming
home to the GOP
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/6/2020 11:09:24 AM Post Reply
“‘Coming Home’ contains truths about the relationship between African-Americans and Donald Trump that will not be reported by the media. Vernon Robinson and Bruce Eberle have broken new ground and explain how this relationship is key to President Trump’s reelection.” — Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state What do Kay Coles James, Ben Carson, Star Parker, Candace Owens, Ken Blackwell, Diamond and Silk, and Alveda King have in common?They are bold, compassionate leaders who believe that every person is created equal by God himself.
Americans Will Rally Around
Trump on Iran
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/7/2020 10:50:48 AM Post Reply
The Democrats have stumbled into yet another beartrap in their unanimous objection to President Trump’s order to kill the world’s leading terrorist, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. The same misdirected solicitude that caused the Washington Post to describe ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was driven to suicide by U.S. special operators, as an “austere cleric” has elevated Soleimani to the status of an Iranian General MacArthur.The Democratic presidential candidates agree that Soleimani was a nasty man, but all the principal active candidates—Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren—have embraced the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran,
Pelosi's impeachment tactics are
pursuit of power for its own sake
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/7/2020 10:55:06 AM Post Reply
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) re-assumed her position of power, her daughter Alexandra affectionately said of her mother: “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.” That can literally happen in some third-world “democracies.” America’s rule-of-law culture, however, requires that political assassinations be bloodless. Media-driven criminal investigations and character assassinations are the weapons of choice. Both have failed to take down President Trump. However reluctantly, Pelosi has acquiesced to the third-world instincts of her socialist-trending party. A master of tactics, but not strategy,
CA Dem: Let’s Impeach Trump Again replies
Posted by Garnet 1/7/2020 11:08:18 AM Post Reply
Say, did you hear about the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump? No… not that one. That’s old news by now. I’m talking about the new one. This time the alleged high crime and/or misdemeanor would be starting a war with Iran without congressional approval. The mastermind behind this latest brainstorm is California Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, bringing up the suggestion during an interview on MSNBC. (How appropriate.) As our friend Jim Gereghty points out over at National Review, even if Khanna can get a significant number of his Democratic colleagues to go along with this scheme, it’s unlikely to make any difference in the long run.
If this was Iran's response,
Qassem Soleimani killing was a
major victory for Trump
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/8/2020 9:53:36 AM Post Reply
Should the missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops turn out to be the extent of Iran's response, then the operation to kill Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani will turn out to be a major victory for President Trump. Though the Pentagon has yet to release a full damage assessment, preliminary reports suggest that Iran's action resulted in no U.S. casualties. After days of tough talk and chants of, "Death to America," Iranian officials are now claiming that they have no interest in further escalation if the United States does not retaliate. This could be it.
Nancy Pelosi’s Delusions of Grandeur replies
Posted by Garnet 1/9/2020 5:15:28 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly portrayed President Trump as an existential threat to the republic. As she put it when announcing the House impeachment inquiry, “The actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution.” She later justified her mad rush to hold an impeachment vote in December by claiming it was necessary “to defend democracy.” In reality, by presiding over the hyper-partisan passage of two inscrutable articles of impeachment and holding them hostage until the Senate allows her to dictate how it will conduct the president’s trial, Pelosi has revealed that she is the genuine menace to our unique system of government.
Pelosi defiant as Democrats grow
restless over impeachment delay
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/10/2020 10:54:34 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defiantly held on to the articles of impeachment Thursday despite cracks in support from congressional Democrats and ramped up efforts by Senate Republicans to take matters into their own hands. The California Democrat suggested she won’t block the Senate trial indefinitely, saying the two articles of impeachment against President Trump would be transmitted “soon.” But she insisted the Senate first make public the rules for the trial. Precedent dictates that the trial cannot start until the House speaker sends the articles to the upper chamber.
Reminder: After 9/11, Biden
Wanted to Send $200 Million to Iran
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/10/2020 11:04:54 AM Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden, fresh off attacking Republicans for writing an open letter to the Iranian regime, is pushing for $1 billion in new aid to Central America. Reminder, in autumn of 2001, right after the 9/11 attacks, Joe Biden wanted to send $200 million to the Iranian regime. At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: “I’m groping here.” Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we’re not bent on its destruction. “Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached
‘Richard Jewell,’ Nicholas Sandmann
and the media mob
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/11/2020 12:18:55 PM Post Reply
While watching Clint Eastwood’s great new film “Richard Jewell,” about the heroic security guard of the Atlanta Olympics who saved lives only to be savaged by the media mob, I thought about another innocent. Nicholas Sandmann, the kid from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. He suffered the same kind of agony and humiliation.It was only a year ago that Sandmann was all over the news, branded as a hateful racist in a MAGA hat. The media got it wrong. Sandmann was in the news again the other day, after CNN settled that $275 million libel suit he filed. Terms were not disclosed.
It’s Biden vs. Bernie as
war bursts into presidential race
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/11/2020 12:22:21 PM Post Reply
Last Saturday in Iowa, the day after an American MQ-9 Reaper dropped its ordnance on Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Joe Biden moved quickly to make himself the face of Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s drone strike. It was early evening at a Des Moines elementary school gymnasium, and despite the dip in temperature and the long lines to get inside, a larger and more engaged audience than the ones he attracted over the summer and fall was waiting for the former vice president. It was a white-collar crowd—Des Moines-area lawyers and insurance industry professionals and a smattering of D.C.
AOC Hit List Targets
Two Dozen Democrats
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/13/2020 4:48:28 AM Post Reply
Last February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened House Democrats who dared to work with Republicans, saying they were “putting themselves on a list” and that she would help challengers unseat them in 2020. At the time, her more seasoned colleagues assumed such rhetoric would abate once she learned how Congress operates. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), for example, gave her the benefit of the doubt: “She’s new here, feeling her way around. She doesn’t understand how the place works yet.” Presumably, Shrader was disabused of this fantasy when he found his name among the 24 House Democrats who will soon be “primaried” by candidates backed by two Political Action Committees linked to AOC.
Democrats debate in Iowa -- Their doom
and gloom message can't match Trump's results
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/15/2020 12:20:57 PM Post Reply
One of the most memorable scenes from Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” comes when traveling salesman Harold Hill tries to trick the people of River City into believing “they’ve got trouble” in their small Iowa town so he can launch a scheme to swindle them out of their money. Now, with less than three weeks until the Iowa caucuses get underway, we are seeing a similar scene play out: Democrats are crisscrossing the Hawkeye State frantically trying to convince Iowans that they are in serious trouble under President Trump and the only salvation is succumbing to socialism. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Sanders Supporters Shocked
to Find Bias at CNN
replies
Posted by Garnet 1/16/2020 5:07:07 AM Post Reply
The Left’s reaction to CNN’s hostility toward Sen. Bernie Sanders during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate inevitably evokes that classic Casablanca scene in which Renault indignantly declares, “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!” Renault isn’t actually surprised, of course. He’s smart enough to know exactly what’s been happening at Rick’s. The same cannot be said for Sanders supporters and what’s been going on at CNN. They credulously watched for three years as its “journalists” accused President Trump, without a scrap of evidence, of colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election and still believed the cable network was in the news business.
Nancy Pelosi Is Doing Putin’s Bidding replies
Posted by Garnet 1/16/2020 10:09:01 AM Post Reply
For the past several years, it has become a cute aspect of Democrats in the media and in elected office to allege, without any evidence whatsoever, that their Republican opponents are operating in service of Russia. It has been repeatedly stated on cable news by a litany of Democrats – without any demands they prove such claims – in behavior that hosts on MSNBC and CNN treat as cute commentary instead of what it really is: allegations of the deepest kind of treachery to the nation they serve. It’s sickening in a way that goes far beyond Harry Reid’s obvious lies about Mitt Romney not paying any taxes.
Democrats' 'blame America first' ballad
won't play well in 2020
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Posted by Garnet 1/16/2020 10:13:56 AM Post Reply
John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a seductive ballad that asks us to dream of a world at peace, a place where there’s “nothing to kill or die for.” Nice sentiment if you live in San Francisco and still have flowers in your hair, but it makes for a terrible foreign policy. Someone needs to tell that to the Democrats running for president. The Democrats couldn’t wait 10 minutes before unloading on President Trump, condemning him for needless provocation, for taking the United States to “the brink of war,” because he ordered the drone strike that took out Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani.
'People will sit at home': Sanders supporters
threaten to boycott vote if Democrats pick a centrist
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Posted by Garnet 1/17/2020 10:40:34 AM Post Reply
Bernie Sanders supporters in Iowa are warning that a lack of enthusiasm for Joe Biden could bring the same result the nomination of another milquetoast Democrat did four years ago: electing Donald Trump. Sanders backers fret the socialist Vermont senator, 78, is being consistently ignored and underestimated by Beltway insiders and a Washington-based press corps. The same bunch, in their view, who failed to predict Trump's 2016 White House win and were sure Hillary Clinton, who beat Sanders for the Democratic nomination, would easily prevail. They're particularly steamed Sanders, a socialist who has been in Congress since 1991, isn't getting his due though
Democrats Consume Themselves replies
Posted by Garnet 1/19/2020 10:58:37 AM Post Reply
ventually, I am going to get around to saying something about CNN’s hostility to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—evidenced, most recently, by its energetic exertions on behalf of the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren at last Tuesday’s Democratic debate. And I’ll say something, too, about the delicious exhibition of angst-filled hand-wringing that said hostility occasioned in many precincts of the leftwing media. First, however, since CNN apparently undertook its cheerleading for Warren in order to declare its feminist bona fides, I would like to pose a few questions
Impeachment Crusade Blinds Media
to Trump's Accomplishments
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Posted by Garnet 1/19/2020 11:03:53 AM Post Reply
For Americans across the country, Democrats’ and the media’s fixation on impeachment has engulfed the news the public has consumed for nearly four months. Democrats have worked tirelessly to convince the public that President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Unfortunately for them, these attempts have proved to be futile. Recent polling has shown a drop in support for impeachment. Where our country was previously evenly divided, Americans now oppose impeachment 50%-47% and Trump’s job approval rating has remained steady. Americans see beyond spin and media narratives, but ascertaining what has been going on in Washington behind the sea of impeachment headlines can be difficult. A new Media Research Center analysis found
Rod Rosenstein admits to leaking
texts between Peter Strzok, Lisa Page
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Posted by Garnet 1/20/2020 10:34:34 AM Post Reply
Mystery solved. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has ‘fessed up to giving explosive text messages of FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to the press in 2017. The messages between the two, exchanged in 2016 while both were involved in sensitive political probes, revealed their antipathy to then-candidate Donald Trump and loyalty to Hillary Clinton. Rosenstein’s admission came in a Friday-night court filing by the Department of Justice, which is seeking to dismiss Strzok’s lawsuit challenging his June 2016 firing, Politico reported.The former agent’s case seeks damages for invasion of privacy, arguing that the texts were disclosed due to political pressure from the White House.
Bernie's History With Iran replies
Posted by Garnet 1/20/2020 10:46:54 AM Post Reply
With Iran back in the spotlight, the Daily Beast reminds us that we–and Bernie Sanders–have been here before: On April 1, 1979, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran was proclaimed. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had returned to Iran from exile to assume command of the revolt, became Supreme Leader in December of that year. His rise was accelerated by the seizure on Nov. 4 of 52 (Snip) Dealing with the hostage taking became the overwhelming political crisis for President Jimmy Carter. It lasted 444 days. Virtually all Americans—Democrats, Republicans and independents—united in support of the hostages and the international call for their freedom.
Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary
Clinton for defamation
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Posted by Garnet 1/22/2020 12:36:31 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton for calling her a “Russian asset,” according to newly filed court papers. “Tulsi Gabbard is running for President of the United States, a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain,” Wednesday’s Manhattan federal lawsuit reads. “In October 2019 — whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated — Clinton lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard. She did so publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent.”
Whistleblower Was Overheard
in '17 Discussing With Ally
How to Remove Trump
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Posted by Garnet 1/22/2020 12:40:29 PM Post Reply
Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower" who touched off Trump's impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues.Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trump’s new “America First” foreign policy, a sea change from President Obama’s approach
Biden snaps at reporter:
'You're getting nervous, man!'
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Posted by Garnet 1/22/2020 2:46:40 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden became visibly irate with a CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe after the newsman asked why the former vice president attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders this week. "Yesterday, you said you accepted Bernie's apology, now you're attacking him," said O'Keefe. "Why are you doing that? Why wasn't his apology enough Mr. Vice President? Why attack Sanders?" "Why, why, why, why, why, why, why?" asked Biden. "You're getting nervous, man. Calm down, it's okay! He apologized for saying I was corrupt, he didn't say anything about whether I was telling the truth about Social Security." Biden's frustration comes as a CNN poll found Bernie Sanders leading the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Same Schiff, Different Dais replies
Posted by Garnet 1/24/2020 5:48:02 AM Post Reply
It’s hard to say which has been more difficult to endure, Rep. Adam Schiff’s tedious and deceptive performance during the Senate impeachment trial or the emetic accolades it has received from the “news” media. By some marvelous coincidence, dozens of major news organizations were able to conjure but one word to describe it: “masterful.” Indeed, this adjective has been used so frequently by so many outlets during the past 48 hours about Schiff’s soporific speeches that a cynic might draw the conclusion that it came straight out of a blast email sent by the Democratic National Committee. One of the most nauseating examples was published by CNN:
Senate Republicans push back on calls
for more impeachment witnesses
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Posted by Garnet 1/27/2020 10:26:50 AM Post Reply
Senate Republicans on Sunday defended President Donald Trump and panned calls for witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, ahead of the start of the second week. In interviews on major networks, Republicans appeared unmoved by House Democrats’ opening arguments for Trump’s removal and reiterated that the Senate should not seek new evidence.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a strong Trump ally, warned on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” that calling in witnesses would create only more havoc. “What do we do?” Graham said. “Delay the trial so the president can go to court?