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We’re mostly pro-Trump here, in the sense that most people who express an opinion say they would like to see the current President re-elected in November. I think most of us are willing to admit that the President is a very imperfect man, but that we still prefer the results of a Trump presidency — […]

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INT. A TASTEFULLY DECORATED LIVING ROOM The Gold Tooth, staunch conservative and respected Ricochet contributor, has fallen asleep on the couch. The book he had been reading, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (in German, naturally), is lying open on the floor. A CD of the complete piano works of George Enescu is still playing softly […]

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Even Trump’s staunchest defenders must know in their shrunken and desiccated hearts that he is guilty as charged of attempting to withhold aid to Ukraine to force that country’s president to announce (but not necessarily conduct) an investigation into the Bidens. For purely private, political reasons he was willing to gravely injure an ally engaged […]

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And now for your viewing displeasure and as an antidote to those who are calling this bozo “powerful” and “stunning,” a more ACCURATE portrayal of Adam “What is the Nature of the Kompromat” Schiff, liar, clown, and sleazeball extraordinaire: Cue Circus Music:…………………. More

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I’m interested in how some of our friends here at Ricochet feel about this recent story (published 1/18/2020) in Politico: Never Trumpers flame out. The subhead gets to the point: Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. More

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Trump has raised more money than any individual Democrat candidate, but collectively they have raised more than three times his total. As this CNBC article points out, “The figures reflect sustained Democratic voter energy in 2020.” Oh dear. Why could possibly have caused this unhappy state of affairs? Surely not a lack of enthusiasm for […]

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If the protests in Iran, which seem more explicitly pro-American than past protests, result in a change of the Iranian regime and a liberalization of that country, it will be difficult not to trace the proximate cause to President Trump’s actions in recent days. It won’t be reported that way, of course. But it will […]

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Because I try to be reasonably self-consistent, I occasionally find myself wondering about the apparent inconsistencies in the way I felt about President Obama and the way I feel about President Trump. In particular, I ask myself why I’m willing to give the latter a pass on so much with which I really don’t approve while being much less lenient with the former.

I wanted to know about the terrorists and bigots in Obama’s past, about his affiliations with socialists, about his speeches to anti-Semitic groups, etc., because I thought that Obama himself was motivated, at least in part, by animus toward the country I love. I have always believed that he thought America is too big for her britches, a country in need of being taken down a notch, too proud and too self-confident — a country that must atone for her sins. I think his past associations hinted at that, and I think he often governed with those motives in mind.

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ETTD. You’ve seen it here and undoubtedly encountered it elsewhere. Everything Trump Touches Dies.

The great thing about slogans is that they’re catchy, memorable, and spare you the heavy lifting of actually thinking critically about things. “Bush Lied, People Died” is a classic. “No Blood for Oil” is another, as are “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” Repeat them often enough and the ideas for which they’re lazy shorthand seem self-evidently true, and such simplicity is comforting in a disturbingly complicated and nuanced world.

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An ancient adage has it that everything Trump touches dies. No better example of the truth of this assertion can be provided than that of Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, who was once a respected, indeed revered character within the GOP with a fabulous résumé filled with accomplishments and honors. Sad to say, those days are […]

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Michael Malice, author of The New Right, returns for a wild discussion covering everything from Americans’ naive ideas about people in power, why he blocks his fans on Twitter, his vision of the future, and the etymology of the term “c*m gutters”. He and Bridget debate whether Trump radiates BDE or suffers from a SDE […]

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Join us for a busy news day on the Three Martini Lunch. Today, Jim and Greg discuss Iran’s missile strike injuring no one in Iraq, leading President Trump to announce new sanctions but no new military action. They also discuss whether the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran was a coincidence or something more sinister. In […]

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You say this: “[The US has] targeted 52 Iranian sites … some at a very high level & important to Iran & Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!” More

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The President tweeted, somewhat ambiguously, about having selected targets of cultural value to the Iranians. Then, in response to the predictable outrage, he backed down and apologized for the alarming and offensive comment. No, of course he didn’t. We can count on one digit — and still have one left over — the number of […]

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@blueyeti promised us in Ricochet’s recent Focus Group that “We also do not sell your email addresses or anything else to third parties even though we get asked about it on a regular basis.” As testimony to how good Yeti’s promise is, let me share what happened right after I subscribed to some other well-known right-wing outlet (which shall remain nameless) just this fall. I’ve been a Ricochet member for years. And for years, the partisan demands on my money have been negligible. Few emails, no texts. Life was good. Then, I signed up at that other right-wing outlet:

Now random politicians won’t stop $exting me. You know what I’m talking about. $exting. Those endless texts demanding money, burning up your phone faster than you can block them. Various personas claiming to be “Newt” or “Mitch” or “Scalise” take credit for sending them, though it’s hard to imagine the sender as anyone other than some pitiable peon of a staffer or intern, unhappily grinding out the wheedling that’s below everyone else’s pay grade.

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I heard on a recent podcast Fred Barnes criticize Trump for not being presidential. Let’s examine the post-WW2 Democratic presidents:

1. Truman: Threatened to punch a critic who gave a poor review of his daughter’s singing.

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Only the innocent and naive will be suprised by the news that the suspension of $400 million in military aid to Ukraine was ordered withheld by an official of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget 91 minutes after Trump’s telephone call with President Zelenskiy. This step was taken months after the Defense Department […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House of Representatives Not a creature was legislating, not even a socialist mouse; The impeachment was voted on by the democrats as a dare, in hopes that the sainted Media soon wouldn’t despair; The radicals were nestled all smug with their cloakroom goons, While visions of […]

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To say it’s been an eventful year in politics would be a massive understatement. So it’s time to start deciding the best and worst of 2019 and today, Jim and Greg begin handing out the their Three Martini Lunch Awards. In this first installment, they offer their individual selections for Most Overrated Political Figure, Most […]

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There’s a bit of graphic nonsense making the rounds, some whimsical bit of photoshopping that grafts President Trump’s essential orangeness onto the body of the iconic supervillain Thanos, a being notorious for, if I understand the storyline correctly, destroying half of all life in the universe in an effort to maintain ecological balance. That’s a […]

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