Kevin and Charlie meet up in a bar with Dan Crenshaw.

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There are 39 comments.

  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    I do not understand why we have to choose between Trump and the moron Democrats running when we have people like Dan Crenshaw. God bless Texas!

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    • October 7, 2019, at 6:41 PM PST
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  2. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I do not understand why we have to choose between Trump and the moron Democrats running when we have people like Dan Crenshaw. God bless Texas!

    Crenshaw is great. I hope and pray that he’ll have a bright future, perhaps even in the Oval Office.

    At the moment, the President is our man because he won the primaries and beat Hillary. He’s done a pretty good job, and quite rightly, the nomination is his if he wants it. It is almost impossible for a party to win an election after ousting its own sitting President. Doing so would cause a schism in the party that would almost certainly hand the election to the other side.

    My hope is for the President to win re-election in 2020, perhaps followed by Mike Pence or Nikki Haley, and then perhaps the good Mr. Crenshaw after that. If I had my druthers, I’d like to see Tom Cotton in the mix, as well, and I still like Ted Cruz.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 8:41 PM PST
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  3. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    One further thought — I’d really, really like to see Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 8:43 PM PST
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  4. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    At the moment, the President is our man because he won the primaries and beat Hillary. He’s done a pretty good job, and quite rightly, the nomination is his if he wants it. It is almost impossible for a party to win an election after ousting its own sitting President. Doing so would cause a schism in the party that would almost certainly hand the election to the other side.

    Pretty sure Trump will lose anyway unless he draws that inside straight again. There would be no schism in the party if Trump announced he was resigning and endorsed someone like Nikki. But he is way too selfish to do that.

     

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    • October 8, 2019, at 8:47 AM PST
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  5. Petty Boozswha Member

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    One further thought — I’d really, really like to see Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court.

    I had a premonition that Clarence Thomas might resign if it’s apparent Trump is going to go down and possibly take the Senate with him. Cruz would be the ideal candidate to replace him – let Crenshaw and George P. Bush fight it out to replace him.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 9:29 AM PST
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  6. Max Ledoux Admin

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    There would be no schism in the party if Trump announced he was resigning and endorsed someone like Nikki. But he is way too selfish to do that.

    Trump has 90% support among Republicans. There would be no reason for him to resign. I guarantee you that if Trump is forced out of office I will literally never vote for another Republican at any level of government ever again in my life.

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    • October 8, 2019, at 8:53 PM PST
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  7. colleenb Member

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    I do not understand why we have to choose between Trump and the moron Democrats running when we have people like Dan Crenshaw. God bless Texas!

    Crenshaw is great. I hope and pray that he’ll have a bright future, perhaps even in the Oval Office.

    At the moment, the President is our man because he won the primaries and beat Hillary. He’s done a pretty good job, and quite rightly, the nomination is his if he wants it. It is almost impossible for a party to win an election after ousting its own sitting President. Doing so would cause a schism in the party that would almost certainly hand the election to the other side.

    My hope is for the President to win re-election in 2020, perhaps followed by Mike Pence or Nikki Haley, and then perhaps the good Mr. Crenshaw after that. If I had my druthers, I’d like to see Tom Cotton in the mix, as well, and I still like Ted Cruz.

    Agree both Tom Cotton and Dan Crenshaw give me hope for the future.

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    • October 9, 2019, at 8:59 AM PST
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  8. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    There would be no schism in the party if Trump announced he was resigning and endorsed someone like Nikki. But he is way too selfish to do that.

    Trump has 90% support among Republicans. There would be no reason for him to resign. I guarantee you that if Trump is forced out of office I will literally never vote for another Republican at any level of government ever again in my life.

    This is cutting off your nose to spite your face. Do you really think Pence would be a worse president? Even if you don’t care about/don’t believe the corruption issues, at the very least Pence won’t betray the Kurds.

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    • October 9, 2019, at 11:31 PM PST
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  9. Max Ledoux Admin

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    There would be no schism in the party if Trump announced he was resigning and endorsed someone like Nikki. But he is way too selfish to do that.

    Trump has 90% support among Republicans. There would be no reason for him to resign. I guarantee you that if Trump is forced out of office I will literally never vote for another Republican at any level of government ever again in my life.

    This is cutting off your nose to spite your face. Do you really think Pence would be a worse president? Even if you don’t care about/don’t believe the corruption issues, at the very least Pence won’t betray the Kurds.

    I actually don’t care more about the Kurds than about my own Right to vote for who I want without the elites spending three years trying to undo my vote through unconstitutional methods. Maybe I have my priorities backwards.

    Whether Pence would be a better president or not is totally irrelevant. I didn’t vote for Pence for president and I don’t actually even like him that much (I don’t dislike him). Once the precedent is set that we can only vote for candidates that have the approval of the deep state, then only the deep state’s candidate will be president. 

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    • October 18, 2019, at 8:12 AM PST
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  10. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Max Ledoux (View Co[mment):

    I actually don’t care more about the Kurds than about my own Right to vote for who I want without the elites spending three years trying to undo my vote through unconstitutional methods. Maybe I have my priorities backwards.

    The lives of millions of people probably should take precedence over your vote.

    But even your language is strange. “Undo” your vote? We’re not talking about putting Hillary into power. When you voted for Trump, you also voted for Pence.

    Whether Pence would be a better president or not is totally irrelevant. I didn’t vote for Pence for president and I don’t actually even like him that much (I don’t dislike him). Once the precedent is set that we can only vote for candidates that have the approval of the deep state, then only the deep state’s candidate will be president.

    The question is not whether Trump has the so-called “deep state’s” approval. The question is whether he has yours. Do you approve of his behavior and his actions? His very obvious corruption, his destruction of constitutional norms, his abandoning of American allies, his abysmal negotiation skills, his vulgar personality, his constant lying?

    What you’re essentially saying is that you want Trump to be president not because you think he’s a good president, but because they don’t. That’s not only not a smart way to organize your political views, it’s also very unhealthy!

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    • October 19, 2019, at 9:00 AM PST
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  11. Max Ledoux Admin

    I think Trump is a great president. He has delivered on his promises beyond my wildest dreams. Are you able to accept that I and millions of other Americans, particularly Republicans, can actually disagree with you? Just curious. I do not agree with any of the negative things you said about him. I do not think any of them are true. 

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    • October 23, 2019, at 8:39 PM PST
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  12. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    I think Trump is a great president. He has delivered on his promises beyond my wildest dreams.

    Like what? Name a promise he’s delivered on that isn’t standard fare for Republican presidents.

    I do not agree with any of the negative things you said about him. I do not think any of them are true.

    Are you saying he is a good negotiator? He gives North Korea concession after concession and got nothing in return. He kneecapped the efforts to repeal Obamacare with ill-timed tweets about how “mean” the bills were. And the money Congress allotted for his wall at the end of his government shutdown was lower than their opening offer! 

    Are you saying he doesn’t constantly lie? The claims about his inauguration crowd size. The “they called me and told me I’m awesome” he loves to say. The Alabama hurricane thing. The letters he dictates and claims were written by others. He is constantly lying.

    Are you saying he doesn’t abandon American allies? Because I guarantee you all of the allies certainly think so.

    Are you able to accept that I and millions of other Americans, particularly Republicans, can actually disagree with you? Just curious.

    Of course. But most of them think that way in order to spite the elites, the way you explicitly said you did.

    Also, I want to return to this:

    undo my vote through unconstitutional methods.

    Impeachment is literally in the Constitution.

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    • October 23, 2019, at 9:42 PM PST
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  13. Max Ledoux Admin

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    Also, I want to return to this:

    undo my vote through unconstitutional methods.

    Impeachment is literally in the Constitution.

    I am referring to the spying that was done against the Trump campaign and also after Trump became president. 

    Whether other Republican would have kept promises if elected is counter factual and not worth arguing. Trump was elected and has kept promises. 

    Fact: Kurds are not our allies. Fact: Turkey is our ally. Fact: we didn’t abandon the Kurds. Fact: Trump’s inauguration audience was larger than Obama’s. 

    You don’t like Trump. That’s ok. Facts don’t care about your feelings. 

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    • October 23, 2019, at 10:52 PM PST
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  14. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Whether other Republican would have kept promises if elected is counter factual and not worth arguing. Trump was elected and has kept promises.

    You said “beyond my wildest dreams”. That’s not “he was elected and has kept promises” – I don’t deny that. I’m denying your hyperbole. He has not kept promises beyond the promises that every elected president keeps.

    Fact: Kurds are not our allies.

    Are you kidding? Did we not take down ISIS together?

    Fact: Turkey is our ally.

    How do you reconcile this belief with the fact that we literally had to bomb our own bases to prevent the Turks from using them? (How do you reconcile that fact with your belief that Trump is a great president?)

    Our alliance with Turkey was signed with a very, very different Turkey than the one that currently exists.

    Fact: we didn’t abandon the Kurds.

    The Kurds certainly think we did!

    Fact: Trump’s inauguration audience was larger than Obama’s.

    […] Facts don’t care about your feelings.

    The person you’re quoting disagrees with you:

    “When President Trump complains that everything negative anyone has ever said about him isn’t true, or when President Trump says he had the biggest inauguration crowd in history, or when the president says there were good people marching in Charlottesville, that is not him waging an effective war against PC,” Shapiro said. “It is nonsense. It is immoral. And it actually helps those who push PC.”

     

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    • October 23, 2019, at 11:05 PM PST
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  15. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    undo my vote through unconstitutional methods.

    Impeachment is literally in the Constitution.

    They have spent $50,000,000 fishing around with government resources and they still don’t have anything. I’m not sure it’s supposed to work this way. Theme after theme doesn’t stick and then they just drop it and the media says nothing. It seems pretty Soviet to me.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 12:13 AM PST
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  16. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    Our alliance with Turkey was signed with a very, very different Turkey than the one that currently exists.

    Every initiative the west takes in the middle east causes problems and then the problems feed back on themselves. I’m not a fan how Trump handled but it’s par for the course.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 12:17 AM PST
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  17. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    I’m not a fan how Trump handled but it’s par for the course.

    He is handling it considerably worse than any of his predecessors. Even Obama, who completely mismanaged every aspect of the Arab Spring and whose premature withdrawal created ISIS, didn’t screw up in a way that made the US military itself look incompetent and cowardly. Even Obama didn’t make the US look like it was backstabbing a loyal friend.

    Even if you think it was right to withdraw from Syria – which is a terrible idea, look what happened every time Obama withdrew from somewhere – doing it so haphazardly that you need to bomb your own bases is a level of incompetence above and beyond anything we’ve seen before.

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    They have spent $50,000,000 fishing around with government resources and they still don’t have anything.

    Sadly, this actually is par for the course – both for Republicans and Democrats.

    But a stopped clock is right twice a day, and what Trump did in the Ukraine – not to mention his attempt to hand himself a large government contract – is reprehensible and deserves removal from office.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 12:37 AM PST
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  18. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    He is handling it considerably worse than any of his predecessors.

    I’m sure Paul Bremmer has some views on this. 

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    • October 24, 2019, at 2:11 AM PST
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  19. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    But a stopped clock is right twice a day, and what Trump did in the Ukraine … is reprehensible and deserves removal from office.

    Andrew C McCarthy says that if we do this every President is impeachable every cycle. 

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    • October 24, 2019, at 2:13 AM PST
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  20. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    But a stopped clock is right twice a day, and what Trump did in the Ukraine … is reprehensible and deserves removal from office.

    Andrew C McCarthy says that if we do this every President is impeachable every cycle.

    אין הכי נמי. Charles C. W. Cooke has often in this podcast said that every recent president should have been impeached for breaching the limits of executive power. One of the major guiding principles of conservatism, which Trump and his supporters seem to have abandoned, is that Congress should have a lot more power and that the President should be more of an afterthought.

    Anyway, there is a world of difference between “extorting a foreign country for the benefit of the United States foreign policy” and “extorting a foreign country for the benefit of me personally”. Unless Andy McCarthy thinks that every president has extorted foreign countries for personal gain? (He might – I don’t follow his writings.)

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    • October 24, 2019, at 2:27 AM PST
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  21. RufusRJones Member

    Obama should have been impeached for Lois Lerner, Fast and Furious, and the Iran deal. 

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    • October 24, 2019, at 3:53 AM PST
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  22. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Obama should have been impeached for Lois Lerner, Fast and Furious, and the Iran deal.

    I don’t see the relevance. Of those three, only the IRS scandal was an example of a misuse of power for personal political gain – and as far as I can tell Obama was never personally implicated in it.

    Fast and Furious and the Iran deal are more complicated. Those were legitimate actions for a president to take in pursuit of legitimate policy goals – even though they were bloody stupid actions. The impeachable conduct wasn’t related to the stupidity but rather to the cover-ups:

    • Eric Holder should have been impeached and removed from office for obstruction of justice, and (partially because of him) we don’t know enough about what Obama’s involvement was.
    • It was Congressional malpractice that gave the Obama administration the leeway to sign the Iran deal. Once they gave away their oversight power, his signing of the deal was not itself an impeachable offense. The trouble is that the bits that were impeachable (like hiding from Congress and the public the fact that as part of the deal he willfully ignored Putin’s invasions and Hizbullah gun-running) weren’t revealed until after he left office.

    What Trump is doing is far, far more corrupt than anything Obama did. Not to mention that “willfully ignoring Putin’s invasions” is something that Trump is just as guilty of.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 4:19 AM PST
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  23. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    I don’t see the relevance.

    I heard that somewhere. It seems pretty instructive from a civics point of view.

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    • October 24, 2019, at 4:24 AM PST
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  24. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    I don’t see the relevance.

    I heard that somewhere. It seems pretty instructive from a civics point of view.

    I mean I don’t see the relevance of Obama’s actions to the question of whether Trump is a good president and/or did things that are impeachable. Even if they were identical circumstances – and they aren’t – two wrongs don’t make a right.

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  25. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    I don’t see the relevance.

    I heard that somewhere. It seems pretty instructive from a civics point of view.

    I mean I don’t see the relevance of Obama’s actions to the question of whether Trump is a good president and/or did things that are impeachable. Even if they were identical circumstances – and they aren’t – two wrongs don’t make a right.

    You brought up Charles C.W. Cook’s point.

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  26. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    I don’t see the relevance.

    I heard that somewhere. It seems pretty instructive from a civics point of view.

    I mean I don’t see the relevance of Obama’s actions to the question of whether Trump is a good president and/or did things that are impeachable. Even if they were identical circumstances – and they aren’t – two wrongs don’t make a right.

    You brought up Charles C.W. Cook’s point.

    In order to rebut Andy McCarthy’s. My answer to “if we did this, every president would be impeached” is “then let’s impeach every president”, not “let’s continue to ignore abuses of power”. Especially when Trump’s is the worst abuse of power we’ve seen yet.

    When the murder rate goes up, it becomes more important to enforce laws against murder – not less.

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  27. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):
    I don’t see the relevance.

    I heard that somewhere. It seems pretty instructive from a civics point of view.

    I mean I don’t see the relevance of Obama’s actions to the question of whether Trump is a good president and/or did things that are impeachable. Even if they were identical circumstances – and they aren’t – two wrongs don’t make a right.

    You brought up Charles C.W. Cook’s point.

    In order to rebut Andy McCarthy’s. My answer to “if we did this, every president would be impeached” is “then let’s impeach every president”, not “let’s continue to ignore abuses of power”. Especially when Trump’s is the worst abuse of power we’ve seen yet.

    When the murder rate goes up, it becomes more important to enforce laws against murder – not less.

    They were saying that here I think 

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1511-impeachment-trump-stonewalls-so-what-happens-now/

     

     

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  28. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    They were saying that here I think

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1511-impeachment-trump-stonewalls-so-what-happens-now/

    Who was saying what, specifically? (I don’t have time right now to listen to a half-hour podcast – I’m at work.)

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  29. RufusRJones Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    They were saying that here I think

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1511-impeachment-trump-stonewalls-so-what-happens-now/

    Who was saying what, specifically? (I don’t have time right now to listen to a half-hour podcast – I’m at work.)

    That guy’s point was over history impeachment should have been used far more.

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  30. Daniel Sterman Listener

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    They were saying that here I think

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1511-impeachment-trump-stonewalls-so-what-happens-now/

    Who was saying what, specifically? (I don’t have time right now to listen to a half-hour podcast – I’m at work.)

    That guy’s point was over history impeachment should have been used far more.

    And does he think it should be used now? (And do you?)

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