Tag: 2016 Campaign

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America close the week with three crazy martinis and a champagne toast. They sigh as President Trump tweets that he is ordering U.S. companies to scale back in China in response to the very real practice of China ripping us off. They also evaluate former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne’s claims that he was ordered to conduct political espionage on four presidential candidates in 2015-2016 on orders from the FBI and Justice Department. They react to CNN hiring disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as an analyst. And Jim offers a toast to the late David Koch for his tireless efforts to expand freedom and opportunity to Americans.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for backing away from next month’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, proving he is not desperate for deal and keeping Kim off balance.  While denouncing kneeling during the national anthem as the time or place to make a protest, they also slam Trump for suggesting maybe NFL players who kneel for the national anthem “shouldn’t be in the country.”  And they unload on former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for randomly concluding that Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 campaign definitely made the difference in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania and flipped the election results from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.  Jim points out that Clapper and other Trump critics simply refuse to believe that voters made a choice they don’t like.

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At her first appearance since her post-election concession speech, Hillary Clinton said today, “But as I said last week: our campaign was never about one person or even one election,” Clinton said. “It was about the country we love and about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and bighearted.” Preview Open

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I voted this morning in Delaware County (PA), county leans red, but goes blue during Presidential elections. I got their right after the polls had opened at 7am. I’ve never waited longer than 5 minutes to vote, today I waited 45 minutes. I’ve never seen a line like that. I was voter number 70 and […]

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Hillary Clinton: Living Dangerously

 

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-7-54-24-pmComedic value aside (“probe”, “device”, “Weiner”), what we know for certain is that the FBI has reopened its investigation into the into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material after discovering emails from the then-Secretary of State on a computer used by the former congressman/full-time pervert Anthony Weiner.

Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I miss the days when you were expected to bow-out of public life the moment your penis appeared on the internet. But the 1990’s were simpler times: in that ancient era the belief was that it was as much for your own good as for the public’s.

Yes, there were jokes at Weiner’s expense. How could there not be? As with Jeb Bush, Weiner was already behind the 8-ball with his last name. He should have understood that, unfair as it is, he had to walk a tighter rope than others. His repeated lies about someone hacking his Twitter account in order to make fun of his last name contributed to the merriment, if only because they flattered our contempt for the political class. The fact that he was young for a politician but well-on in years for a man who doesn’t understand how the internet works only contributed to our amusement.

The 15 Most-Overlooked Headlines of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

 

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-6-04-24-pmWith the campaign-fueled news cycle now exceeding the speed of light, even the most avid news junkies are liable to have completely overlooked some of the most glaring headlines of 2016. Below are 15 of the glaring-est.

Democrats To Cut Out Middle Man, Copy Russia On All Emails – New York Times, April 27

Trump Absentmindedly Sculpts Refried Beans Into Wall Around Street Tacos – New York Times, October 4

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Look – it could happen. And Hurricane Matthew could pull out of North Carolina over that state’s bathroom law. Before the emergence of Trump vulgar comments about women on Access Hollywood dominated the news cycle, Bill Clinton’s characterization of Obamacare as “the craziest thing in the world” was making headlines. To put Bill Clinton’s statement into perspective, he’s […]

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Dilbert cartoonist and political analyst Scott Adams says the election is over.  In his words, In the 2D world in which most people live, Clinton and Trump are polling about evenly, and either one could win. The 2D world is all about facts and policies and common sense. In other words – all the stuff […]

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I’ve been a #NeverTrump guy from the beginning and I’ve stubbornly clung to that position. However, I experienced a bit of self-revelation this weekend as I followed the coverage of Hillary’s stumble and the very reluctant admission on the part of some of her loyal water-carriers that, yes, her health is an issue and, yes, […]

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This from Politico: “The policy change is meant to prevent inadvertently violating pay-to-play rules, particularly the look-back provision, when partners transition into roles covered by these rules. The penalties for failing to comply with these rules can be severe and include fines and a ban on the firm from doing business with government clients in a […]

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Trump Train in Ohio It’s something of a political cliche to hear during presidential elections, “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” The American voter is quadrennially reminded that no Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. My fellow Buckeyes are subjected to a constant barrage of ads, phone calls, mailings, and […]

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Vote for Trump, the lesser evil. If Hillary wins, she will hit the ground running.  Team Obama is already in place and would have a new burst of enthusiasm to continue their work at eliminating individual liberties and taking down the supports of western civilization.  Preview Open

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We Will Soon Find Out if Bernie Sanders Is a Serious Candidate

 
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Hillary Clinton gives a speech on income inequality wearing a $12,495 Armani jacket.

Is Bernie Sanders a serious candidate in the contest to win the Democratic nomination for President? I do not mean to ask whether his policies are serious or whether he has the proper demeanor or necessary qualifications to hold the office. We know that his policies, which can be boiled down to a two-part platform of “Free Stuff for Everyone” and “Throw the Fatcats in Prison,” are fundamentally unserious. We know his demeanor is a little crazy but that he does meet the basic Constitutional requirements to hold the office of President.

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“Could you believe those things,” said one Republican Congressman to two of his colleagues, complaining about the size of his steak at a fundraiser the night before. Waiting in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria to catch up with friends the day after the Trump-Ryan sit-down, as I read over Peggy Noonan’s latest column, that […]

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It’s time all conservatives put aside their differences and rally behind . . . any one principled person who is not Trump. Will it be Ben Sasse? Anybody got another name to suggest? I’d prefer to vote for somebody whose vote total is more than just statistical noise. Preview Open

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Those of you who are interested in advancing the cause of conservatism or in defeating Hillary Clinton may be wondering whether you can do anything to help with those goals right now, in our current disrupted political landscape. Donald Trump’s recent victory in New York threatens not only the prospects of anyone who is opposed […]

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