Tag: 2016 Elections

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of National Review welcome transparency about our government, most recently the disturbing revelations about the FBI’s allegedly sloppy and politically charged approach to obtaining a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Trump campaign figure Carter Page. They also roll their eyes as partisans on both sides react to the memo, including Democrats who see nothing wrong with the FBI allegedly using a dossier as evidence without confirming its veracity and not telling the FISA court it was paid for by Democrats and Republicans insisting this means the Mueller investigation must be shut down immediately when the memo’s author says that is not his conclusion at all. And they’re thrilled to see the New England Patriots lose the Super Bowl, but shake their heads in disgust as Philadelphia fans destroy property, flip cars, and engage in other revolting behavior.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s revelations that Hillary Clinton funded and controlled virtually every aspect of the 2016 Democratic primaries, concluding that the system was rigged against Bernie Sanders. They also pop some popcorn after Virginia election filings show the Ralph Northam campaign considered media work from the Latino Victory Fund an in-kind contribution, which seems to include the horrific ad showing a supporter of Ed Gillespie trying to murder dark-skinned children. And they are stunned and a bit amused as a departing Twitter employee briefly shuts down President Trump’s Twitter account.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at possible criminal activity by the Podesta Group, which not only shows Mueller is looking at activities on the left but also highlights the fact Russia and the Soviet Union have meddled in U.S. politics for decades. They also discuss the latest reports of former Fox News allegedly shelling out $32 million to settle a lawsuit from a former Fox contributor who alleged a “non-consensual sexual relationship” with Bill O’Reilly, and David concluding the political right should treat O’Reilly as a pariah akin to Harvey Weinstein. And they roll their eyes as CNN unveils its new “Facts First” campaign by showing an apple and saying that some people – clearly referring to President Trump – insist the apple is a banana. They explain why CNN’s does not have the moral high ground in this debate.

After cheering the return of Steve Scalise to Congress more than three months after being shot, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for lifting the ban on foreign ships bringing critical supplies to Puerto Rico from the U.S. and they discuss the problem of getting the supplies form the ships to the people who desperately need them. They also fire back at former First Lady Michelle Obama for suggesting that women who voted for Trump “voted against their own voice” and just liked the candidate they were told to like. And they hammer NBC’s Chuck Todd for mocking Roy Moore’s beliefs that out rights come from God rather than government, apparently without reading the Declaration of Independence.

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Over at Powerlineblog.com, I clicked on the link to a City Journal web page. On that web page, Fred Siegel reviews Henry Olsen’s recently released book, “The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue Collar Conservatism. Siegel’s review brings up similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan, particularly the fact that both […]

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Mark Steyn (whose TV show couldn’t come at a better time):  This election more than most has clarified who counts and who doesn’t. So here’s the chief magistrate of a republic of laws shooting the breeze with a core constituency ahead of Election Day and inviting the massed ranks of the Undocumented-American community to come […]

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Nelson Lund has a thought-provoking piece at the Daily Signal on how the individual right to keep and bear arms is an integral part of our Constitution, and he as a companion piece that calls out conservative commentators by name for their statements in favor of gun control.

Why are some leaders of the conservative movement so hesitant to acknowledge the reality of today’s gun owners? We’re not rural hicks with our shotguns and deer rifles: We’re urban professionals who like to go target shooting and carry a pistol for self defense. We’re of all races, creeds and colors, and the number of women inside our ranks is growing every day. The one thing that unites us is our commitment to keeping ourselves and our families alive, no matter what may happen around us.

Sounds exactly the demographic that Republican presidential candidates want to court. Why, then, are they so lousy at it?

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Once Upon A Time I used to watch television programmes. Then halfway through the third series of House of Cards, I realised that the real drama was to be found on the news networks. As those same networks and so many journalists had guested on the fictional show, it seemed pointless to watch them pontificate […]

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Nope. Not Hillary Clinton. Melissa Gilbert (from Little House on the Prairie, yeah *that* Melissa Gilbert) who was running for a congressional seat in Michigan dropped out citing “health problems.” The “health problems” apparently surfaced after her Republican opponent resorted to the dirty trick of pointing out that she was delinquent in her taxes and quoting […]

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When the dust clears, the Republican party will be the party of the middle class while the Democrats will be the party of the rich, poor, and public unions. It’s strange that it’s Donald Trump who took us here, but here we are. The Republican party will not be the party of war-mongering nation-builders. It will […]

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Presidential choices… as a result of the choices of voters and the machinations of the political parties … have come down to this. A shrill, notoriously dishonest and corrupt harridan who considers herself above the law and whose main qualification for office is that she is married to a previous president who was also notoriously […]

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(I know there’s a lot of Trump threads, but it’s my first!) This is brought on by the Lewandowski/reporter incident, and people calling Trump and Lewandowski liars about it. Well, they are, but that misses the point. Preview Open

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Question for the Ricochetti, especially for the “Never Trump” group. Would Cruz as the vice presidential pick alleviate your concerns with Trump? It’s not an outrageous thought since it’s likely Cruz will be second. George H.W. Bush became Reagan’s V-P pick. It brought the party together. Preview Open

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Apologize in advance but . . . . having just voted for someone I actually do NOT want to be President, I returned to the comforts of Ricochet in search of some solace. Then I noticed this ad again in the sidebar. Probably shouldn’t admit this but….I wondered aloud how many folks will be flinging […]

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Have you ever encountered soap that doesn’t produce a lather? It works. Hands that smelled like wet dog before had no scent after rinsing. But I couldn’t tell from the look or the feel that the soap was covering my entire hands and doing its job. Without the lather to show me the work in […]

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