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  • Trump Is Not the Reason the GOP Sputtered in Ohio

    08/13/2018 10:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O'Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus -- an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race -- still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes -- won't be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In March, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly for Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • Nets Devote 93 Minutes to Omarosa's Tell-All Despite Credibility Problems

    08/13/2018 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Beginning with Friday’s evening newscasts and going through Monday’s morning shows, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS provided an astonishing 93 minutes of air time to promoting former Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s new tell-all book blasting the administration and accusing the President of being a “racist.” While hosts and correspondents repeatedly acknowledged the Apprentice star’s major credibility problems, that didn’t stop them from providing the avalanche of coverage. The total was compiled by looking at the evening and morning newscasts Friday night through Monday morning, as well as the Sunday political roundtable shows, NBC’s Meet the...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 39 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • If Trump’s Voters Turn Out This Fall, They’ll Give Republicans A Big Senate Majority

    08/13/2018 3:29:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/13/2018 | thomas mitchell
    n the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012. Hillary Clinton ruled the big Midwestern cities and suburbs in 2016, often surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 margins of victory in places like Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis.) But in every Midwestern state, the small towns and countryside gave Donald Trump much higher victory margins than they gave Mitt Romney in 2012. The small-town and rural Midwest gave Hillary 20 percent fewer votes than Obama received in 2012, and gave...
  • Where Do We Get Such Losers?

    08/13/2018 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Colin Flaherty
    When delivered by Ronald Reagan, the question “Where do we get such men?” used to be the ultimate contemplation about the people who make this country great. Not anymore. Today, when we look at the delusion and deceit surrounding at least five Democrat members of the U.S. Senate, the question now becomes “Is this the best we have?” Let’s look at a few. When Cory Booker moved to Newark, New Jersey, he had it all: multiple degrees from Stanford, a Rhodes scholarship, a winning smile and a willingness to lie his keister off about a central feature of his earlier...
  • Manslaughter Charges Filed in Florida Handicap Parking Spot Shooting

    08/13/2018 12:33:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 166 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-13-2018 | Andrew Branca
    Michael Drejka, the 47-year old shooter of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton over a July 19 dispute about a handicap parking spot, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, reports the Tampa Bay Times and other news sources. He is being held on $100,000 bail in Pinellas County Jail.We previously covered this case immediately after it occurred here:Law of Self Defense VIDEO: Just because it's lawful to present the gun doesn't mean it's lawful to press the triggerand here:Law of Self Defense: VIDEO: Shove-Shoot Case Sheriff's StatementDrejak has a potential, if marginal, justification claim of self-defense here. The key issue is whether...
  • Some Dare Call It Diplomacy

    08/13/2018 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Darling
    President Donald J. Trump made a great decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month in Helsinki, Finland. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just returned from a congressional trip to meet with his counterparts in Russia to discuss better relations between the two nations. Right now, relations with Russia have become so partisan expect Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans to find reasons to criticize Paul’s diplomatic breakthrough that may lead to a historic era of better relations between the two countries. While some irrationally scream of “treason,” the truth is that President Trump and Senator Paul’s efforts are an example...
  • Omarosa Put Our Country’s Security At Risk

    08/13/2018 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Sunday former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and The Apprentice reality star Omarosa Manigault revealed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she had recorded her dismissal conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. Not only that, but she actually played a 20-second recording of the conversation. The White House Situation Room is one of the most essential and secure places for our country’s national security. It is where our civilian leadership, intelligence services, and military plan, discuss, and implement many of our top-level defense and security actions...
  • Strong Patents: Key To A Strong Economy

    08/13/2018 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    I recently had the pleasure to sit on a panel with a number of incredible inventors and leaders on innovation issues in an experience that was both inspiring and infuriating. Discussing a new documentary on the patent system – Invalidated: The Shredding of the US Patent System – which I had the honor of being interviewed for, we discussed the state of the patent system and American innovation. I was inspired by these inventors who joined, and others who participated in this movie. Through ingenuity, creativity and persistence they have created inventions that save lives, increase productivity, make life easier...
  • Fascists v. Socialists: Socialist Supremacists Win Round 2

    08/13/2018 9:03:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Then out came the rain and washed out all the idiots. “Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme—collectivism.” Ayn Rand. In 2017, in Round One of the modern Fascist v. Socialist collectivist showdown in Charlottesville, both sides proved to the American people what we had already known: that they are two dueling groups of dangerous idiots. About the Fascists, we learned that they continue to believe in Nazi and KKK ideology. Walking around with tiki torches, in what could only be described as the least colorful luau of all time, singular white male supremacists shouted German...
  • If You Aren’t Trying To Change Someone’s Mind On Politics, You Aren’t Doing Your Job

    08/13/2018 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    They say you aren’t supposed to talk politics and religion, but who are “they,” and why on earth not? After all, those are the most interesting, and consequential, things. If you practice a religion, it’s probably a component of that religion to spread its “good news” to other people. There’s nothing wrong with that, even though Christians, in particular, are told to essentially “sit down and shut up” regarding the Bible’s take on things. But despite this, many Christians continue to spread the Gospel to their communities and the rest of the world, and that’s a good thing.But what about politics? Oh,...
  • Has the #WalkAway Campaign Doubled Trump’s Approval Ratings Among Black Americans?

    08/13/2018 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/07/18 | Joy Overbeck
    According to Rasmussen Reports on August 2, black Americans’ approval of the job President Trump is doing nearly doubled in one year, from 15 percent in August, 2017, to 29% in 2018. This could be devastating to the Democrats who depend on their traditional windfall of 85 to 95 percent of the black vote for election victory. That the stunning new prosperity driven by the Trump tax cuts has given blacks and other minorities reasons to celebrate job opportunities and family economic gains unknown during the Obama years is certainly one reason for this new phenomenon. But maybe the mind-shift...
  • Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump

    08/13/2018 6:16:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Growth: The stronger the economy gets under President Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past. A recent New York Times story says it all: "An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump's To Tout." The article begins by admitting that "by nearly every standard measure, the American economy is doing well," then spends the next 1,400 words arguing that the current good times have nothing to do with Trump's economic agenda. The economy, reporter Patricia Cohen declares, "is following the upward trajectory begun under President Barack...
  • The Death of One Thousand Cuts

    08/13/2018 5:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    It was another bloody weekend in the city of Chicago recently with 12 dead and 80 others non-fatally shot. Sixteen of the shooting victims were children. No arrests were made due to a lack of community help. It seemed to be a yawner for most liberal media outlets like run of the mill street violence events have become. Sadly, these killings have become so common that they have become part of the landscape in the American ghetto. The reason is that unless the leftist media can check off something on their gun control agenda they don’t seem to have much...
  • Will the media ever call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ignorance?

    08/13/2018 5:34:45 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 11, 2018 | Eddie Scarry
    I know it’s racist to call LeBron James dumb, but what about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The New York Democratic congressional candidate got at least some real questions during an interview this week on CNN. If weren’t for Ocasio-Cortez being an attractive minority, the rest of the media would be calling her the next Sarah Palin. Democrats, if they’re ethnic and look good on TV, typically get one question from the press: “Are you running for president?” It’s the sole reason Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey are considered “top contenders” for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Cuomo...
  • The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate

    08/13/2018 5:32:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2018 | Steven Sexton
    California’s energy regulators effectively cooked the books to justify their recent command that all homes built in the Golden State after 2020 be equipped with solar panels. Far from a boon to homeowners, the costs to builders and home buyers will likely far exceed the benefits to the state. The California Energy Commission, which approved the rule as part of new energy-efficiency regulations, didn’t conduct an objective, independent investigation of the policy’s effects. Instead it relied on economic analysis from the consultancy that proposed the policy, Energy and Environmental Economics Inc. Its study concluded that home buyers get a 100%...
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • They Are Not Never Trump – They Are Never You

    08/12/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The recent utterly unsurprising utter capitulation by the Fredocons to the SJW/tech/media campaign to deplatform and silence any right-wing voice who is not trying to sell you a cruise cabin is a symptom of a bigger problem. It’s not a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, though Trump has utterly deranged these pointy-headed geeks. It is a symptom of Conservative, Inc.’s contempt for you.The dethroned conservagimps are angry with you. Donald Trump is not really the issue. He’s just a convenient target for those these establishment sissies. They truly despise you.You.They hate you because you refuse to honor and respect them, to...
  • Donald Trump is using the strength of US economic power

    08/12/2018 9:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Michael Busler
    Unlike the prior administration who was more than willing to give away America’s wealth and power, President Trump understands US economic power. And he is using the wealth and power of the United States to the country’s full advantage. President Trump knows that since the US is holding all of the aces it is time to use them and really start winning. The US economy is the world’s largest America’s economy is bigger than the combined economies of the rest of the G7. Our total annual output which will exceed $20 Trillion this year, is almost 25% of the world’s...