It’s all crazy martinis today! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found to have used blackface on at least three occasions but the maddening part is how the left is urging everyone to calm down with respect to Trudeau when they would have cast a non-leftist to the wolves and even Trudeau himself says these sorts of stories ought to be judges on a case by case basis. They also wait for more information after reports say an intelligence whistleblower is accusing Trump of making a shocking promise to a world leader. Is this a major scandal in the making or just more media hyperventilation? And let’s just say they’re severely underwhelmed as House Republicans make repealing Obamacare and reducing the national debt their priorities if voters return to the majority – particularly when they did neither when they had the chance in the first two years of the Trump administration.

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  1. Arahant Member

    All crazy is better than bad.

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    • September 19, 2019, at 1:26 PM PDT
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  2. kedavis Member

    Didn’t House Republicans pass Obamacare repeal, but it failed in the Senate thanks to John McCain?

    So the point could be that, with the Senate now having a larger Republican majority, a Republican-majority House could pass Obamacare-repeal AGAIN, and not have it scuttled by some other McCain-wannabe “maverick” – i.e., two-faced liar – who decides it’s more important to thumb his nose at Trump than to do something he’d campaigned on and promised to do for YEARS.

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    • September 19, 2019, at 6:06 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Didn’t House Republicans pass Obamacare repeal, but it failed in the Senate thanks to John McCain?

    So the point could be that, with the Senate now having a larger Republican majority, a Republican-majority House could pass Obamacare-repeal AGAIN, and not have it scuttled by some other McCain-wannabe “maverick” – i.e., two-faced liar – who decides it’s more important to thumb his nose at Trump than to do something he’d campaigned on and promised to do for YEARS.

    That would work.

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    • September 19, 2019, at 7:12 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    But the main point was, the guys were wrong to seemingly blame the lack of Obamacare repeal, on the House.

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    • September 19, 2019, at 7:45 PM PDT
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  5. Michael Shaw Thatcher
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    Justin Trudeau was a drama teacher when he was photographed portraying Othello-a-Moor type caricatures. He was P.M. of Canada when he sashayed away through India garbed like an Indian Prince in a Bollywood movie. That aroused more fremdgeschaemt among Canadian voters than the former. It is uncertain this has harmed his brand among Grit supporters who regard him as a Joker not a Knave.

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    • September 19, 2019, at 8:05 PM PDT
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    Michael Shaw (View Comment):

    Justin Trudeau was a drama teacher when he was photographed portraying Othello-a-Moor type caricatures. He was P.M. of Canada when he sashayed away through India garbed like an Indian Prince in a Bollywood movie. That aroused more fremdgeschaemt among Canadian voters than the former. It is uncertain this has harmed his brand among Grit supporters who regard him as a Joker not a Knave.

    I really wish someone would stand up and say that putting on dark make-up for a role — like Lord Olivier or Sir Anthony Hopkins playing Othello — is not “blackface”.

    And that “blackface” is not necessarily racist; see Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, arguably the most courageous anti-racist statement in Hollywood’s checkered history.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 8:56 AM PDT
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