Tag: DNC

The Mainstream Media Can’t Be Bothered with Silliness

 

Reporting on a 13-month-old story is always difficult, as most people have moved on in their lives. Sometimes I believe that is exactly why the Federal Government takes so long to process Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests, especially ones being requested from the Right side of the political spectrum.

So, let’s travel back to June of 2016. Hillary was in big trouble over emails and servers and whatnot, and it could potentially result in the end of her Presidential campaign if indictments were handed down by the Department of Justice. This all depended on what the FBI had to say about it, courtesy of a certain Director named James Comey.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud a federal appeals court for striking down the District of Columbia’s policy of requiring a “good reason” for allowing resident to conceal carry their guns.  They also welcome back John McCain and the start of the health care debate but lament how tough it will be to pass a good bill and McCain’s castigation of everyone for the Senate gridlock.  And they marvel at the lack of media coverage as a top IT expert for former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and several other Democratic lawmakers is arrested for bank fraud while trying to leave the country and the FBI looks into hard drives demolished by hammers.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of the Democratic National Committee arguing in court that it can’t be sued for fraud because everyone knew the 2016 nomination process was rigged.  They also grumble at Republicans for giving the Democrats virtually everything they wanted on the latest spending bill.  And they express frustration with the media for running breathless headlines every time Pres. Trump says he’s considering something, but they also wonder what other things they could get Trump to publicly mull over.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the pressure mounting on the Democratic National Committee to spend big on every special House election, despite long odds in most of them.  They also unload on University of California-Berkeley administrators for cancelling a speech by Ann Coulter over security concerns instead of cracking down on students and faculty threatening to disrupt the event.  And they address the latest twist in leftist conspiracy theories, as liberals contend Rep. Jason Chaffetz decided not to seek re-election because he’s being blackmailed by Russia.

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Treasonous: Hacking DNC and releasing embarrassing emails about establishment malfeasance. Not that big of a deal: Releasing hundreds of thousands of classified and highly classified documents relating to ongoing military operations, identifying HumInt sources, knowledge of secret operating procedures. Preview Open

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I don’t read or listen to Jonah Goldberg podcasts, but I heard him on the radio this morning. He was on “Morning Edition” (yes, I listen to NPR). He was on an “analysis” segment about the story of Russian Hackers and the way they “hacked” our presidential election to help Donald J. Trump win the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Mark Hemingway of “The Weekly Standard” for shredding the ridiculous notion that the Obama administration has been scandal-free.  They also unload on the FBI for doing nothing after the man who later became the Ft. Lauderdale airport terrorist came to them and said his mind was being controlled by U.S. intelligence agencies.  And they highlight the FBI revelation that the Democratic National Committee refused to allow agents to inspect their servers after they suspected they had been hacked.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a Washington Post report suggesting the 2018 Senate map gives the Republicans a chance to hold a 60-seat majority.  They also shudder as German authorities confirm they’re looking for a Tunisian asylum seeker as the one responsible for the Berlin terrorist attack.  And they scratch their heads over the reasons some Democrats are giving for opposing Keith Ellison as the next DNC chairman, instead of the really glaring reasons he would be a terrible choice.

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Just about every Sunday morning talk show discussed fake news, but not a single example was cited (correct me if I missed some). I do wish to think that the DNC and Hillary camp are punking the media. But we all know the media is just doing the DNC’s PR dirty work, spewing negative propaganda […]

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An acquaintance of my family is running for office this year. I only knew him as a kid, so can’t verify much other than that he has long operated a respectable business and has taken good care of his family. But I heard he’s running as a conservative Democrat and so looked up his platform […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see millennials far less excited about Hillary Clinton than they were about Barack Obama.  They also shudder as many states reveal the massive Obamacare premium hikes in store for the coming year.  They react to a DNC bus pouring human waste into a Georgia storm sewer.  And they mark six years of the Three Martini Lunch with a look back at two of this year’s funniest moments.

More DNC Purges Following Email Hack

 

Via the WSJ:

WASHINGTON—Three more top Democratic National Committee officials plan to leave the organization, including the chief executive and the finance head, as fallout from an email-hacking scandal further shook the party’s leadership ranks. CEO Amy Dacey, communications director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall will be leaving the DNC, the committee said Tuesday. Their departures follow on the heels of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who resigned last month after hacked emails that appeared to show staffers at the DNC conspiring against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the late days of his Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton.

WikiLeaks Scandal Sends More DNC Leaders to the Exits

 

Donna BrazileThe WikiLeaks email scandal that embroiled the Democrats just before their convention caused DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down. Now it appears that hers was only the first of several heads to roll. The DNC’s CEO Amy Dacey resigned in disgrace earlier today, along with two lieutenants. From Politico:

Also out are Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall. Marshall has been heavily criticized after a mass hack of DNC emails revealed he had suggested questioning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ religion during his primary contest with Hillary Clinton.

The departures were formally announced in a Tuesday afternoon memo from new DNC head Donna Brazile, but news of Dacey’s resignation broke earlier in the day, before many people in the building had been alerted to her departure.

DNC Day Three Wrap Up

 

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Last night was the third night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. We could tell you about the minor figures who strode the dais: Sigourney Weaver, Chris Murphy, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, Governor Moonbeam, the latter proudly declared “Hillary Clinton does stuff!” (And yes, we just called Joe Biden a minor figure. Sorry, Joe. The truth hurts.) But there were three important speeches Wednesday night: Michael Bloomberg, Tim Kaine, and President Obama.

Bloomberg, who flirted with a run earlier this year before deciding against it, came out to say specifically that he’s not a Democrat, he disagrees with Democrats (his comments about how they stand in the way of educational reform got boos), and that he disagrees with Hillary Clinton, but that people should vote for her because Donald Trump would be worse.

DNC panel actually doesn’t know whether men can have abortions?

 

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Atlantic and Refinery29 hosted a panel discussion entitled “Young Women Rising: America’s Next Top Voter?” during the Democratic National Convention, Tuesday evening. Following a 30-minute conversation on “intersectionality” and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women’s health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity. Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about “elevated consciousness.”

#SomeMothersMatter

 

I have a fairly high tolerance when it comes to grieving parents: It may be a cliché, but it’s likely true that none of us can understand the anguish and sorrow of losing one’s child without having gone through it. However, I have a very low tolerance for those who enable parents to present thugs and thieves as victims and martyrs. Whatever one’s other feelings about police shootings and #BlackLivesMatter, justice and decency should have demanded that Lezley McSpadden — the mother of Michael Brown, pictured below in the blue dress — not be featured on a stage of victims at the DNC. But as you can see, she was.

DNC Day One Wrap Up

 

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Monday was the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Not unlike the Republican convention, which had a theme each night, the Democrats had a theme too. As near as we can figure, last night’s theme was “Angry Yelling.”

There were several familiar Democratic tropes at work. Al Franken showed up to throw some red meat into the crowd and try to be funny. (But he’s out of practice, his timing was a mess, his material was dusty, and his jokes didn’t quite land.) At one point Franken was out there with comedian and Bernie Sanders supporter Sarah Silverman, who caused a stir when she said “To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people, you’re being ridiculous.” They awkwardly tried to kill time while they were waiting for Paul Simon to come out and perform. (He looks like death now, by the way … so he kinda fits in among the Democrats.) And just to prove that Democratic convention clichés never die, Simon was followed by a video of Mario Cuomo.