Saturday, August 5, 2017
Mattress Girl "has dined out on dubious victimhood for years, and it's high time she was discredited."
Only government spends $2 million on a tiny bathroom in a park. I investigate for my newest Stossel-on-Reason video: pic.twitter.com/uNtmCriUtm— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) August 4, 2017
Republicans Are So Unpopular That They Control More Politically Today Than They Ever Have in American History
Election 2016: County-Level Results, Mapped in 3D https://t.co/q8j9BQBvX6— Kate (@KateIsla2) August 5, 2017
This 2016 visualization is incredible https://t.co/LkwuYh4bW1— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) August 5, 2017
Republicans Are So Unpopular That They Control More Politically Today Than They Ever Have in American History https://t.co/w5JKQmJJE7— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 4, 2017
To make it easier to understand: #SinglePayer health insurance is letting a clerk at the #DMV decide whether you get heart surgery or not.
Arnold Schwarzenegger really should be careful about calling people liars. Especially when he’s trying to pass off faith as scientific fact.
Maybe you saw the former governor and erstwhile action star berating conservatives the other day for refusing to accept his view that the answer to climate change is the heavy hand of government....
Friday, August 4, 2017
GREAT AGAIN: U.S. Created 209,000 Jobs in July, Crushing Expectations...1 Million Total in Trump’s First Six Months
W I N N I N G ! U.S. Created 209,000 Jobs in July, Crushing Expectations https://t.co/691qTrL4Xa— Johnny Graham (@JohnnyFr8trane) August 4, 2017
...1 Million Total in Trump’s First Six Months https://t.co/koh1tg2Vso— Bridget Bosch (@murphycat2012) August 4, 2017
Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins reveal cuts to Planned Parenthood is why they sunk Obamacare's repeal
Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood https://t.co/AndW6ev3TO— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 7, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
At Trump rally, the Governor of West Virginia just announced he's switching his party registration to Republican tomorrow.
As expected, the Governor of West Virginia, at a Trump rally, just announced he's switching his party registration to Republican tomorrow.— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 3, 2017
The mainstream media is conspicuously ignoring a newsworthy class-action lawsuit accusing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Florida congresswoman—Debbie Wasserman Schultz—who chaired it of fraud for skewing the party’s primaries to benefit Hillary Clinton. The drama is playing out in a south Florida federal court where 150 Democratic voters and donors are also accusing their party and Wasserman Schultz of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation for secretly helping Clinton get the presidential nomination over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“Despite the requirements in the Charter, and in spite of the multiple public declarations of neutrality and impartiality with respect to the Democratic primary process, the DNC was not neutral,” a 35-page complaint states. “To the contrary, the DNC was biased in favor of one candidate – Hillary Clinton (“Clinton”) – from the beginning and throughout the process. The DNC devoted its considerable resources to supporting Clinton above any of the other Democratic candidates. Through its public claims to being neutral and impartial, the DNC actively concealed its bias from its own donors as well as donors to the campaigns of Clinton’s rivals, including Bernie Sanders (“Sanders”).
The scandal broke when leaked DNC electronic mail showed that the committee favored and backed Clinton instead of Sanders during the primary. Wasserman Schultz resigned in disgrace as DNC chair, was publicly blasted by Sanders supporters and didn’t gavel in the party convention last summer in Philadelphia....
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Calexit leader to Tucker: It's good that the middle class is leaving California, so we can replace them with new immigrants
Lee, who said he talks to the president "very regularly," recalled being "stirred" by Trump's insistence in his inaugural address that his election represented a moment where power would be transfered "from Washington D.C. back to the American people."
Trump Announces Immigration Reform With Merit-Based System for Green Cardshttps://t.co/UYrQE25JD4— IJR Politics (@TheIJRPolitics) August 2, 2017
"This is what President Trump campaigned on...to push forward merit based immigration reform," Stephen Miller opens @WhiteHouse briefing— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) August 2, 2017
Stephen Miller: Fixing immigration could save the nation $300B per year pic.twitter.com/1PRQJNA9sJ— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 2, 2017
Stephen Miller: "Australia has a points-based system. Canada has a points-based system." pic.twitter.com/ewcx4wQE5b— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 2, 2017
Stephen Miller: "If low-skilled immigration was an unalloyed good for the economy, then why have we been growing at 1.5%?" pic.twitter.com/kVeRRWR2hL— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 2, 2017
White House adviser tussles with NYT reporter: Maybe we'll make a carve out so the NYT can hire all the low-skill workers they want pic.twitter.com/7xJUqyqAH6— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 2, 2017
We need to clone Stephen Miller and appoint him to every cabinet position.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 2, 2017
DOW 22,000! https://t.co/wHOekG6u7y— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 2, 2017
COMPANIES ADDED 178,000 JOBS IN JULY... https://t.co/6O5gU0CmrS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 2, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
To summarize: Spicer quit because of Scaramucci, who took down Priebus, who was replaced by Kelly, who took down Scaramucci.— Paul Farhi (@farhip) July 31, 2017
“Clarity,” the prime minister says, and the hope for a more decisive approach is the reason why he and other Arab leaders prefer Trump,
Russia won in Syria thanks to President Barack Obama’s inaction. The Middle East unraveling of the past decade is due in no small part to America not listening to her allies in the region. Never mind President Donald Trump’s Muslim-bashing rhetoric, he may just be a better partner.
For months, leaders of America's Arab allies in the Mideast have telegraphed this view of the world, and it helps explain why the gilded palaces of the troubled, war-torn region are the few places on the planet — outside Russia — where Trump has been more popular than the president he succeeded....
“Clarity,” the prime minister says, and the hope for a more decisive approach is the reason why he and other Arab leaders prefer Trump, despite the bombast and uncertainty the first six months of his presidency have unleashed. Unstated, but by all accounts just as significant, is the expectation that Trump will take a more hawkish approach toward Syria’s backers in Iran, and Hariri repeatedly brought up concessions Obama made toward Tehran to get his nuclear deal as an example of how the U.S. lost its way in the region....
Under the US sanctions, all of Maduro's assets in the US are frozen, and Americans are barred from financial transactions with him.
Mnuchin is announcing sanctions against Maduro himself, who McMaster just called a dictator— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) July 31, 2017
Fast & bold move by @realDonaldTrump on the chaos in Venezuela. Kudos.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 31, 2017
"What we're seeing in Venezuela is not a coup, it's an oppression of the Venezuelan people" -H.R. McMaster— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 31, 2017
I do not think the Obama administration would have acted this quickly (or ever). https://t.co/Mkos2MW4ah— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) July 31, 2017
Um...this is actually what a normal presidency would be like https://t.co/cRSbo3ud0f— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 31, 2017
Under the US sanctions, all of Maduro's assets in the US are frozen, and Americans are barred from financial transactions with him.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 31, 2017
#DNC collusion with #MuslimBrotherhood and #ObamaGate are the two most important stories in America today
ICYMI: Trump Dossier Firm Worked With Media Outlets Now Giving The Firm A Pass https://t.co/1uKbPbQLTb— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) July 31, 2017
Report: Debbie Wasserman Schultz might have paid staffer outside U.S. pic.twitter.com/meytVKxBrj— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 30, 2017
U.S. Stock Market up almost 20% since Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
61% of Americans say the Democratic Party “too often sees government as the only way to solve problems”
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The third annual event, held in Pasadena, California, drew in thousands of political commentators, journalists, celebrities and politics nerds from across the US.
CNN hosted a panel at Politicon. Here is who showed up. pic.twitter.com/tvmerCUIQx— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 29, 2017
Que bueno! Ya ni que coño como vainas de OEA UNASUR CELAC!— daniel duquenal (@danielduquenal) July 31, 2017
Se reunen los que cuentan y deciden lo que van a hacer y como ejecutarlo. https://t.co/m7xmxlNlZR
US Condemns Elections in Venezuela - Promises Strong and Swift Action Against Authoritarian Regime https://t.co/kBRDZndhq0— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) July 31, 2017
Republican refusal to give in to the type of extortion reflected in the cap-and-trade bill may very well have forced the Democrats into approving a CARB-style bureaucracy with a simple majority vote — which, by the way, might still happen. The far-left of the Democratic Party may have cheered but, for Republicans, it would open up vast new demographics — working Hispanics, other ethnic groups and recent immigrants — for whom just a few more cents in a gallon of gas is a big deal.
Unfailing opposition to the deal by Republicans would have provided something else almost always absent from California politics — clarity and accountability. When gas prices go through the roof — which they surely will — there would be no doubt which party to blame.
But we’ll never know as it will be difficult, if not impossible, to repair the damage and restore the Republican brand. Thus the odds of Republicans gaining seats in any of the next four election cycles (thanks to redistricting in 2022) are now in doubt. And for what? So Republicans can now adopt the losing argument that they voted for increased fuel costs to save taxpayers from even higher prices? What ordinary voting taxpayer is going to buy that argument?
Can a president without a party govern? https://t.co/zO5k8wK2nR— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 30, 2017
...From the start of his unconventional campaign two years ago, Trump has been more of a populist than a Republican, from his combative style to his protectionist stance on trade. His ability to reach voters drawn by his personal appeal rather than his party affiliation has been a source of his political strength and possibility in a nation where allegiance to both Republicans and Democrats has eroded.
But the most disruptive week of a disruptive presidency is testing whether other elected Republicans will continue to back him up, and whether he can govern if they don't.
Trump, whose tenure already has worn out use of the word "unprecedented," is ignoring some lessons of history about what presidents need to do to get things done....
How many scandals can you fit on the head of a pin - or, in Maoist parlance, let a Hundred Scandals Bloom! And given the way they are blooming, Robert Mueller's "Russia" investigation looks increasingly ludicrous.
Even if Mueller were even-handed and the exact right person for the job - an open question at the moment - no single special counsel could handle all this. It's a game of whack-a-mole to beat all games of whack-a-mole....
Now let's play that game from Sesame Street - "One of these things is not like the others." Yes, you got it. It's number one. In that case, Republicans are under suspicion. In all five others, it's the Democrats. And yet the only one under official investigation by Robert Mueller and crew is one. Something rotten in the state of...? You bet!
Supposed bien pensant insiders like Lindsey Graham insist that if Trump fires Mueller, the president is done for. I am not so sure. But whatever the case, I have another suggestion. Don't fire Mueller. Cancel the investigation itself and replace it with a global investigation, one that brings together all aspects of the present political crisis, all these scandals, real or imagined....