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The Real Reason They Hate Trump
Wall Street Journal, by David Gelernter

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Posted By:greggojo, 10/21/2018 4:41:37 PM

Every big U.S. election is interesting, but the coming midterms are fascinating for a reason most commentators forget to mention: The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s international position is strong. In foreign affairs, the U.S. has remembered in the nick of time what Machiavelli advised princes five centuries ago: Don’t seek to be loved, seek to be feared. The contrast with the Obama years must be painful for any honest leftist.

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Trump´s a mensch who loves this country and its people. Democrat leaders talk weasel words, line their pockets with whatever they can skim from public or lobbyist coffers, and don´t care a bit about America or Americans. And I beg to differ with the author, Donald J. Trump is indeed a genius, but he is not an intellectual. The majority of the world´s great leaders as well as most extremely successful entrepreneurs had President Trump´s particular type of genius.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Condor44, 10/21/2018 4:56:07 PM     (No. 11804693)

I hope he still has his job at Yale after they read this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: citizen, 10/21/2018 5:10:30 PM     (No. 11804708)

PT doesn´t owe anyone for his position.
And globalists from both parties are upset that he isn´t and never will be one of them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: subal, 10/21/2018 5:25:25 PM     (No. 11804724)

Trump may not be the ideal figure head, but he is far and away the best President ever and he is doing the best for this country!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 10/21/2018 5:26:22 PM     (No. 11804726)

I thought the article was a little snarky. I like the fact that he strikes back, and that´s not the sign of a bully, but rather the sign of someone that won´t be bullied. Nothing he tweets is as bad as most of the things you hear in movies, and they are giving themselves awards for the crassness. After listening to the vitriol from the left, he´s a breath of fresh air. Only the ´elites´ look down on him, and only since he upset their applecart.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HammerDax56, 10/21/2018 5:35:36 PM     (No. 11804734)

Oh they hate us alright. 8 years of America Sucks has taken a foothold on the left. You get kicked out of the DNC for standing for the flag of our own flippin country!

Trump can’t hide how much he loves America.

One correction: they clearly excused Bill Clinton and continue to do so.
And- Trump hasn’t come close to cornering the market on ‘vulgar’

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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba, 10/21/2018 6:03:02 PM     (No. 11804757)

ONE MORE: The majority of Americans are ashamed of legal abortion, and Trump knows it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 10/21/2018 6:20:59 PM     (No. 11804772)

Damning with moderate praise.

Not impressed with Mr. Gelernter too much, but he is smarter than most alleged ´intellectuals´.

I have all the education, or more, than most of these ´brilliant intellectuals´, and the multiple sheepskins to prove it. But I am a person whose good friends over the last 30 years include a blue collar assembly line guy, an FBI agent, a few engineers, airline and military pilots, iron workers, policemen and women, lab workers, scientists, college professors, computer programmers, stock brokers, mechanics, writers, tool and die makers, doctors and welders. Even a politician or two, and a lawyer or two. And one world class bank robber. YIKES!

One does NOT have to have only "intellectual hotshots" who pretend to be smarter than everyone else as friends if one has advanced degrees.

It seems like the classes are so much more divided on the Northeast coast, or maybe it is just the self-proclaimed "elites" who are so insular, and don´t know actually have friends in the blue collar AND white collar classes, and far worse, do not want to have them as friends.

I find his attitude a bit patronizing and snotty, but I mostly agree with him. Fairly typical of WSJ folks, it would seem.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 10/21/2018 6:31:19 PM     (No. 11804777)

Did not bother to read the article once I got to "for any honest leftist".

If someone finds an honest leftist, please capture "it/ze" so the rest of us can see "it/ze" on display. "It/ze" will be a museum piece for sure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 10/21/2018 6:35:16 PM     (No. 11804779)

´The Real Reason They Hate Trump´ - is because they hate average Americans.

Trump is one of us - not one of ´them´.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/21/2018 6:50:20 PM     (No. 11804789)

I get an enormous sense of conflict from the author. He really, really wants to dislike Trump. But the stuff Trump is getting done, well ... that´s pretty good.

I also chuckle how people parse "genius". Most of the educated think it links to being educated and that certainly is one way to show genius. But there are many other ways to do so without a formal recognition. People who reliably and repeatedly get stuff done have a form of genius. They see a process and all its components and can envision its outcome. They see strengths and how to use them and weaknesses and how to avoid them. It´s NOT a common gift. It´s almost unheard of in a politician who concentrates, almost like an entertainer, on the image they project. Trump has the skills to project the image AND get the job done. He also has an almost supernatural ability to maneuver opponents into destroying themselves.

Yes, Trump can be blunt. In the face of the present nastiness of the dems and media, that is an essential characteristic of a successful Republican president. I can´t think of almost anyone else who would have been able to stand up against the assault leveled against him.

Incidentally, do you really think this is about Donald Trump? The Left would be attacking ANY strong Republican. They continually attacked Reagan; they were not anywhere near as vicious then. Look at what happened to Kananaugh and he is Mr. Clean, Gentle, and Good. He had to step out of his normal character to defend himself for this ONE event. Trump faces this EVERY DAY. He faces it simply because he will not capitulate to them.

No one else could withstand it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/21/2018 7:16:24 PM     (No. 11804798)

Beautiful post, #3. I totally agree with your analysis.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/21/2018 9:02:38 PM     (No. 11804850)

I want to be like Trump when I grow up. I want to be Trump’s friend and vote and donate $ for him. Donald Trump is God’s gift to US.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/21/2018 11:26:37 PM     (No. 11804955)

Great article. But I don´t agree with all of it. PT is getting the job done, puts America and Americans first, and is entertaining. The demoncraps hate him because he isn´t playing nice. I love his combative nature. Am fed up with nice polite GOPs who smile while thug demoncraps steal their lunch money.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Faithfully, 10/22/2018 12:00:22 AM     (No. 11804973)

When President Trump vows to drain the swamp, useless, overpaid government employees get nervous.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: shalimar, 10/22/2018 12:34:11 AM     (No. 11804986)

A lot of folks around here were probably kids when the Unabomber almost killed this guy.

I have enjoyed his commentaries over the years. Can´t say that about many folks in the academy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/22/2018 3:48:03 AM     (No. 11805029)

Libtards absolutely hate PT because what he has successfully accomplished so far is in direct contrast to all the destruction that Barry did. Libtards don´t want to be exposed like that.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judy, 10/22/2018 3:57:59 AM     (No. 11805034)

They hate him because he’s getting the job done unlike the fake politicians wasting taxpayer $$$

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/22/2018 6:31:48 AM     (No. 11805080)

They hate this President because he is not one of them and is exposing through hard work and resolve the absolute failures they have been. Even the ones we believe were doing a good job have been shown to be pikers compared to a man who loves this country and is determined to fight the ruling class who have enriched themselves at the expense of the American people. Their abject failure as public servants stands in stark contrast to this President who has actually sacrificed his wealth to lead this nation.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 10/22/2018 6:32:39 AM     (No. 11805082)

Interesting piece.

You might dislike the whole package. I wouldn’t choose him as a friend, nor would he choose me.

On the contrary, I would choose him as a friend because he has shown himself to be loyal and devoted to his friends.

That aside, yes, I do dislike the whole package and wish his temperament were otherwise, but it cannot be denied that he is not cut from the mold of politicians we are used to. He has managed to apply simple business solutions to an entire country and that is no small accomplishment. I think he is indeed a genius.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/22/2018 6:39:22 AM     (No. 11805088)

Flawed thesis, I´m afraid, because it gives far too much credit to the DC swampers.

1) Simply put, they view Trump as an interloper, a usurper. Every Republican president, including Reagan, spent plenty of backslapping time in the cloakrooms. Clock in, say horrible things about the horrible other guy, clock out and have a Dewar´s. McCain was obviously prepared do this as was Romney.

2) Much leftist bile has been spilled over Trump´s involvement in reality TV and in pro wrestling - but in a grim irony it only means Trump knows the difference between showbiz/fakery and what really matters. There are far too many people consuming piles of public cash on fantasies like climate change and boys-will-be-girls.

3) Since Nixon and certainly since the Clintons, DC politicians have worried far less about party strength and far more about amassing individual power. It worked a treat for the Clintons, Pelosi, Schumer, Reid, Feinstein et al but they spent so much time and effort pulling up the drawbridges that they are now isolated in their little castles. They resented Obama for doing the same thing since he was a relative novice and ended up with a bigger castle. But age and infirmity are having quite visible effects on the Dem power structure. A certain hooded figure with a scythe can be seen in the background of news conferences featuring the quivering Feinstein, the monotone Schumer and the unintelligible Pelosi. Sooner or later Hillary is going to give a speech in a hospital gown and the media will pretend not to notice.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Uno, 10/22/2018 6:40:13 AM     (No. 11805089)

DemocRATs are morally bankrupt. What exactly do democRATs have to run on?
Lower taxes? Nope. They openly state they will raise taxes.
Better economy? Nope. They openly wish for a recession so they can win an election.
Stronger Military? Nope. They apologize to the world for having a military.
Better relations with Police? Nope. I give you Black Live Matter.
Unity? Oh Hell no! They push “diversity” over unity and constantly divide people along all lines of wealth, religion, color, sex, sexual preference and other made up preferences!
They´ve got NOTHING to run on except confusion, chaos, violence and hate. Lots of hate and President Trump is their biggest target because he is the biggest threat to these Hate Merchants!
He´s been over the target carpet bombing for two years!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 10/22/2018 6:44:31 AM     (No. 11805093)

This doesn´t set off my smoke detector like it does for others here. This guy sounds like a lot of people I come across in the white collar world who notice how well things are going for others of all stripes - the tradesmen staying over at hotels nearby grinding out a new construction project; the moms buying new clothes for the kids; he dads trading in a 10-year-old minivan for a new SUV. Everyday people are smart, these midterms will show that. and elitists don´t want to be proven stupid by comparison.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bubby, 10/22/2018 7:29:34 AM     (No. 11805139)

#6 I agree. No one who can think critically really believes our Constitution gives the right to an abortion. Further with the availability and low cost of medical contraception pills and other methods there should never be a need for an abortion. It´s a money laundering scheme for Democrats that´s all its become. President Trump and First Lady Melania are both pro life and the leftists hate Trump for that as well. Godspeed President Trump!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Michimatician47, 10/22/2018 7:44:57 AM     (No. 11805157)

What rankles the Left most about Trump is that they had him in their barn for 40 years and lost him to the GOP at just the wrong moment. From a policy perspective, it should have been the Democrats who were the early adapters to the Nationalist/Populist platform that seems to be working politically all over the world. But, in thrall to their extreme left wing base and huge givers like Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg, they moved on to the questionable philosophy of Obama, Pelosi, and Schumer. They could have had Trump and they blew it. They hate this every day.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: franq, 10/22/2018 7:54:33 AM     (No. 11805162)

Trump can´t be bought, that´s why.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/22/2018 8:08:06 AM     (No. 11805177)

They hate Trump because he is not from the inside and rejects leftist corruption. They hate Trump because he has had no qualms at all about exposing the dims for what they are. They hate Trump because he truly believes on God and does not believe in the Deep State.

Indeed, the dims are morally bankrupt and have no campaigning issues although this does not explain how 35 House races are supposedly toss ups at this stage.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: jackie, 10/22/2018 8:17:05 AM     (No. 11805183)

#20..About Hillary in a hospital gown, have you seen some of her outfits? I think she already has. Dreadful old Troll..

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/22/2018 8:48:06 AM     (No. 11805211)

The average truck driver or blue collar worker looks at Trump and thinks ´If I had billions of dollars, that could be me.´ and
there are a lot more average Joes out there, than there are Ivy League elites. The left hate Trump because they have contempt for the rest of us, and it eats at their souls that someone they consider beneath them is running the country.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: anonymous, 10/22/2018 8:59:50 AM     (No. 11805218)

I don´t know if Mr Trump is the best President ever but he´s very good at cornering liberals and exposing their hypocrisy. In this day and age, it´s important to have someone at the helm who is capable of doing this with aplomb, which he is. He also has substance and would go even further than what he has thus far if he had Congress´ permission to do so.

Trump also has the ability to talk and act like an ordinary working-class person despite being ultra-wealthy. Liberals don´t like being confused thus, and they certainly don´t like having their traditional core demographic hijacked.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: congar, 10/22/2018 9:00:15 AM     (No. 11805219)

The real reason they hate Trump is that he is exposing them for the self absorbed liars they are. Either you are too stupid to recognize the Democrat Party’s goal or you can point out the invalidity of their looney, destructive ideas.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/22/2018 9:13:24 AM     (No. 11805235)

It´s really pretty darned simple. The constitution protects us from thieves both foreign and domestic. Whether by a well thought out ideological strategy to restore constitutional protections or not, Trump is acting on behalf of those of us who support the constitutional republic. That can be counted on to be quite disturbing to thieves. How dare we lock our doors and defend our wallets.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lana720, 10/22/2018 9:34:08 AM     (No. 11805256)

Yes #8! An oxymoron of epic proportions!!!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: trackman999, 10/22/2018 10:31:20 AM     (No. 11805293)

Donald Trump is hated because his election to the American Presidency upset the trillion dollar globalist apple cart. That hatred has been channeled into stirring up the brainwashed left wing masses at every turn including pushing them toward violence.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/22/2018 10:43:12 AM     (No. 11805309)

Its getting tiresome to hear these pundits, liberal or conservative, refer to President Trump´s ´´coarseness´´ and ´´behavior unbecoming a president.´´

Being honest, blunt, forceful and uncompromising seems to rankle the political class and their media. They prefer a smooth-talking, lying, deceitful, back-stabbing slickster, who changes position with the changing winds of political correctness or political vagaries.

I´ll take an honest president, like President Trump, any day!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Arby, 10/22/2018 10:56:27 AM     (No. 11805328)

Yep. That works for me. I would cut the Trumpster more slack, however. A lot of his attacks are defensive attacks and the failure by the press and the dims to acknowledge his palpable successes must really grate on him. They see him as themselves--hungry for power. He sees himself, I truly believe, as ´giving back´ instead of living out a comfortable life in a golden penthouse. And behaviorally they are absolute scum.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 10/22/2018 11:10:25 AM     (No. 11805352)

So what if he only has a vocabulary of fewer than 100 words or thereabouts. I know what he means and so do you. I´m grateful my President isn´t a fancy orator. We´ve had them in the past and what did it get us? Not much. It´s ´incredible´ the way he communicates. Works for me!




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Reply 37 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/22/2018 11:15:59 AM     (No. 11805358)

While I appreciate the fact that the author is a Yale professor publicly expressing his (mostly) positive assessment of President Trump and the reasons why his leftist colleagues hate him, I find it very telling that the WSJ felt it necessary to find someone of his credentials to legitimize his observation. Frankly, it illustrates that the WSJ too is snobbish and elitist. And, I might add, has drifted leftward noticeably in its news reporting, though not so much (yet) in its editorial section.

I daresay it could also have found a much more robust and profound assessment of President Trump right here at this forum from any one of dozens of our excellent posters.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: janjan, 10/22/2018 11:44:33 AM     (No. 11805389)

I do think some of Trump´s tweets are cringe worthy. And I do think that he is blustery and a bit vulgar. But the irony of the leftists making this a reason to ´hate´ him is laughable. They are liars. They are corrupt. They are intolerant, violent, socialistic creatures who are intent on grabbing enough power to destroy the country. I can live with the tweets.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: strike3, 10/22/2018 12:01:31 PM     (No. 11805411)

President Trump did not learn any of his skills in a classroom because schools are not capable of teaching what he has. People are born with that level of leadership ability. I often compare him to George Patton who was as crass and vulgar as they come but he taught Hitler a thing or two.

The left used to praise the degrees held by Barack and Michelle. Fat lot of good it did them because they were both as dumb as fenceposts.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/22/2018 12:32:14 PM     (No. 11805451)

The only people who are conflicted about Trump (besides WSJ and NRO) are Democrats and the people who thought we were nominating Donald Trump for sinless pope. Let he who is without sin, etc., etc.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ebuilder, 10/22/2018 1:10:36 PM     (No. 11805498)

At some point America will be destroyed by its own pride and stupidity and we are going to have a Global Government. It is going to have a compelling and brilliant monarch as Leader. He is going to be a magical liar in a time when nothing makes sense -- when there are realities of understanding and someone is needed to explain what is valid if not true. He is going to be thoroughly evil, but people will be too deluded to know. There have been charismatic or above-the-law energy monsters before. This guy will have the kind of charm and stupefying power to be able to talk people into going to hell -- and they won´t care.These uncaring people will already have a spirit inside them that will make them follow the smooth charismatic world leader. They sense he is around, in the shadows somewhere. Trump is too crude to talk them into going to hell and committing treason and killing off their own blood relatives. Trump is not in love with death. That´s why they hate him.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/22/2018 1:24:35 PM     (No. 11805516)

Love all the comments here, but especially #41. His is an accurate forecast of the future that awaits us, and the libs will LOVE it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: winnie1, 10/22/2018 1:46:01 PM     (No. 11805535)

They hate Trump because everything he promised to do he is doing and at a quick pace. They also realize now that we got a taste of what a real President is about they feel they cannot compete against him because the Dem´s are imbeciles.

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Posted By: greggojo- 10/10/2018 9:34:24     Post Reply
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Over the past hundred years, the George family’s farm has been sharecropped, grazed by cattle and planted with cotton. By the late 1980s, Clayton George was growing soybeans and struggling to make ends meet. A new federal program offered farmers money to reforest depleted land. Pine trees appealed to Mr. George. He bought loblolly seedlings and pulled his pickup into a parking lot where hands-for-hire congregated. “We figured we’d plant trees and come back and harvest it in 30 years and in the meantime go into town to make a living doing something else,” he said.

The Kavanaugh Stakes
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: greggojo- 9/27/2018 7:26:36     Post Reply
The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing consumed most of Thursday, and unsurprisingly we learned nothing from the spectacle. Christine Ford remains unable to marshal any evidence for her claim of a sexual assault. Brett Kavanaugh continues to deny the charge adamantly and categorically, and with persuasive emotion. Something enormous nonetheless has shifted over the past weeks of political ambushes, ugly threats and gonzo gang-rape claims. In a Monday interview, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski noted: “We are now in a place where it’s not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified.” Truer words were never spoken.

The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush
Wall Street Journal, by The Editorial Board    Original Article
Posted By: greggojo- 9/18/2018 7:07:33     Post Reply
The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a drunken assault when both were teenagers has now come forward publicly, but that should not deter Republicans from proceeding with their current confirmation-vote schedule. There is no way to confirm her story after 35 years, and to let it stop Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would ratify what has all the earmarks of a calculated political ambush. This is not to say Christine Blasey Ford isn’t sincere in what she remembers. In an interview published in the Washington Post on Sunday, Ms. Ford offered a few more details of the story..

Kimberley Strassel picks apart Feinstein’s
Kavanaugh letter: ‘timing here cannot be ignored’
Daily Caller, by Virginia Kruta    Original Article
Posted By: greggojo- 9/14/2018 9:34:28     Post Reply
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Thursday alluding to a letter she received that raised concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — but the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel suggested that the whole scenario didn’t exactly add up. The letter, to which Feinstein referred in a vague statement, is believed to contain an allegation of some instance of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh and a woman when they were both in high school. But in Feinstein’s statement, Strassel saw a few things that were potentially problematic.



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Here´s How Mitt Romney
Could Win in 2020

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National Interest, by David Pring-Mill    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 11/18/2018 6:22:15 AM     Post Reply
It has been speculated that Mitt Romney’s Utah Senate seat could serve as a prelude to another Presidential run. In the most ambitious version of events, he could even challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries, newly legitimized and augmented by his actions in the Capitol Building. This would allow moderate Republicans to reclaim their party’s mantle and unroot alt-right influences. But would Romney do it? His willingness to unequivocally challenge Trump could be seen either as a pro or con by Republicans, depending on their opinions of the sitting president.

Cindy McCain Trashes President Trump in
First Interview Since John’s Death (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/17/2018 3:35:30 PM     Post Reply
The funeral wasn’t enough. Cindy McCain went on with CBS News on Friday to give her first interview since Senator McCain’s death. Cindy said the funeral was not meant to be a rebuke of President Trump. Seriously? Mrs. McCain then went on to praise her daughter Meghan for trashing the president at the funeral, smiling as she talked about Meghan’s memorable line, “America was always great.” (Video) Cindy McCain then went on to lecture President Trump, “Our country needs a strong leader, not a negative Nancy… Hopefully he will learn something…” (Video)

Michelle Obama’s Memoir
Sells 725,000 Copies
on First Day

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Breitbart, by Katherine Rodriguez    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 11/18/2018 6:16:18 AM     Post Reply
Former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, sold 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it the biggest opening for a book in 2018 under publishing company Penguin Random House. The figures include preorder and first-day sales of hardcover, audio, and ebook editions of the memoir sold in the U.S. and Canada, the Associated Press reported. The first-day sales for Becoming surpassed former first lady Hillary Clinton’s presidential memoir, Living History, which only sold 600,000 copies in its first week.

Woman says she was racially
profiled by Dunkin’ Donuts

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New York Post, by Amanda Woods    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/17/2018 11:05:11 AM     Post Reply
A black woman says she felt “racially profiled” when she was booted from a Virginia Dunkin’ Donuts after she tried to use the shop’s free Wi-Fi without buying anything, reports said. Tirza Wilbon White was about to use her laptop in the Fairfax store when a woman who identified herself as the owner told her and another man — also a person of color — that they’d have to make a purchase if they wanted to stay. “This is what it means to be black in America,” White said in a Facebook post last week. “I am a regular in this

Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism
´probably´ a factor in attacks against me

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Guardian [UK], by David Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/17/2018 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is “probably” a factor in the backlash against her. Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on schedule. (Snip) In a short interview, Snipes, 75, said: “You know, the protesters have been claiming stuff all week so whatever they’re doing, that’s what they’re doing. That’s what they feel like they need to do.”

Democrat Congressman: We Should
Confiscate Guns and If You Fight Back,
the Government Has Nukes to Deal With It

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Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/17/2018 5:17:40 AM     Post Reply
California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell is calling for government confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles. In other words, every rifle in America.(tweets)Further, he´s warning citizens of nuclear annihilation should people refuse to comply.(tweets)When he was confronted, Swalwell tried to backtrack with some context and further explanation.(tweets)He then pulled the victim card.(tweet)"Gun buyback" is a nice term for confiscation, which Swalwell acknowledged. "Assault rifle" is a politically loaded, misleading term used by the left to demonize semi-automatic rifles. And yes, confiscating millions of privately owned firearms is indeed tyrannical. Reminding Americans who plan on standing up for their Second Amendment rights

John Kerry: ‘People are going to die
because of the decision Trump made’

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Guardian [UK], by Aida Edemariam    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/18/2018 4:57:56 AM     Post Reply
To look back at the moment John Kerry entered US public life, addressing the Senate foreign relations committee on 22 April 1971, is to be struck by many things. There are the famous words, of course: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” There is the shock of dark, Beatles-inspired hair, the distinctly British-tinged accent. Above all, there is the self-possession. Even though, as he describes it in his new book, Every Day Is Extra,

Pope decries that ´wealthy few´
feast on what belongs to all

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Associated Press, by Frances D´Emilio    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/18/2018 10:23:55 AM     Post Reply
Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor people as well as some of the volunteers who help them to the splendor of St. Peter´s Basilica where he celebrated Mass on a day the Catholic Church dedicates to the needy. Later, he sat down with 1,500 of the indigent for a lunch of lasagna, chicken, mashed potatoes and tiramisu in a Vatican auditorium.

Broward Elections Supervisor
Brenda Snipes tries to find 2,040
missing ballots with deadline looming

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South Florida Sun Sentinel, by Anthony Man, Tonya Alanez    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/17/2018 10:28:54 PM     Post Reply
Broward County’s ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they were either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of was that the ballots were still in the building. “The ballots are in this building. There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building. The ballots are in the building.” Snipes has been in the crosshairs of national controversy since Election Day. With a noon Sunday deadline looming,

Who Is Michelle Obama? Read Her
Princeton Thesis and She´ll Tell You

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PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/17/2018 8:36:27 AM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama raged against the risk of her "integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure" in her Princeton University thesis. I reviewed this document, remarkable for its rancor as well as for its orthographical dysfunction, during her husband´s first presidential campaign ten years ago. Now that Mrs. Obama has emerged as a prospective candidate for the 2020 presidential election, her radical rant is worth another look.Below is my 2008 Asia Times essay. Sing, O Muse, the Wrath of Michelle -By Spengler ~~The wrath of swift-footed Achilles, of which Homer called his muse to sing, nearly lost the

Stacey Abrams Refuses To Call
Brian Kemp The ‘Legitimate’
Governor-Elect Of Georgia

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Daily Caller, by Virginia Kruta    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/18/2018 2:53:47 PM     Post Reply
Stacey Abrams refused to acknowledge Georgia’s Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp as “legitimate” during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. WATCH: (Video)Throughout the course of the interview, Tapper pressed Abrams several times on the issue — and she repeatedly refused to use the word “legitimate.” “Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen. Do you agree that it was stolen and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?” Tapper asked.

Jim Acosta is smug, and no
court ruling changes that

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/17/2018 5:01:44 AM     Post Reply
So CNN’s Jim Acosta scored some court points with a ruling that orders the White House to give back his press pass, at least for the time being. But he still presents as a smug elitist. He presented as an out-of-touch elitist the day he jerked away from the arm of the reaching White House intern — the day he refused to cede the microphone and cede the floor and cede his time to the many other journalists who were patiently waiting to pose questions to the president. But post-ruling, caught on camera walking from the courthouse,


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