There seem to be a fair number of people these days loudly complaining that the unpredictable presidential candidate named Donald J. Trump has become the unpredictable president named Donald J. Trump. Imagine that. Less than three months into their standard-bearer’s presidency, Trump supporters openly fret that the man who made billions selling customers and investors everything from condos to casinos, from steaks to university degrees, is changing course on them. Just like a real pol. Of course, the 70-year-old real estate baron isn’t a real pol. Most pols have some kind of ideological tethering
Love it when left and right coast media tell Trump supporters what they think. Trump has proposed nothing that would be considered liberal. The media start rumors than report on them like they are fact.
Thank you, #3. I´m confused by these articles that tell me how I´m fretting that my president sold me a bill of goods. And yet, I haven´t seen any liberal executive orders or proposals. What am I missing?
The problem for the left is that their Alinsky tactics are no longer secret. We read the book too. This leftist tactic of fabricating a narrative, then reporting it until it dies is getting really old, and makes even tepid Trump voters hotter and hotter (as in angry). As angry as it makes me, it makes me look forward to contributing to the campaign´s of the candidates where Democrats are vulnerable in 2018.
Thank you # 2. You hit the nail on the head with your last sentence! It is exactly their strategy. Truth does not matter, it is always all about the "narrative" and getting it out there in the public domain regardless of its veracity.
These headlines 24/7 are get very wearisome. A glance for me today of the headlines on Drudge and here are just so negative towards President Trump. As they are every single day. I realize now that the left and many of our own will not stop. It will be like this for the next four years. It seems best to stop reading them so often. I need to tamper down my "news" consumption.
The only Trump "supporters" that are questioning his actions are liberals in Conservative clothing (or bitter eRepublicans). They throw up a straw man of what Conservatives supposedly expect, something they don´t understand in the first place, and then try to show how Trump has let us down.
Well I don´t feel let down in the least. Trump has made excellent appointments. He nominated a stellar SCOTUS judge and forced the dems to go nuts in opposing him. He has issued many executive orders that unwind BO´s insanity. He has signed CRA laws that undo BO´s last minute regulations push. He has made very precise and strategic military strikes on evil people and set a new tone in the world. He has met with many foreign leaders and seems to have established a rapport with them. He continues to pound the dishonest media into the ground as they so richly deserve. He continues to push Congress for laws to accomplish his agenda. He has weathered the "Russians are Coming" meme and has helped turn it on its head so dems are now coming under fire and being exposed. He has shown well considered and measured presidential actions.
Expecting perfection from anyone is a fools game but so far, Trump has vastly exceeded my expectations. Every week I see something he does and think, "Great job!". I can´t wait to see what he has accomplished by the end of his first year in office.
Barely 24 months after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adults who say they’re married to someone of the same sex has increased to more than 10%. But the rate of growth has slowed significantly since the first year. In the first year after the court’s Obergefell-Hodges decision, the number of reported same-sex marriages surged from under 8% to 9.6%. Today, a new survey by Gallup finds, the number is 10.2%. It is still more likely that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are married to
Three weeks into the allied assault on the ISIS capital of Raqqa, operations to surround the northern Syrian city are complete and street-by-street fighting has begun in the outskirts. The struggle to deny terrorists the symbolic capital of their self-proclaimed caliphate is likely to be hard-fought, bloody and prolonged. It pits an unknown number of fighters from Arab militias, Syrian Democratic Forces and an anti-ISIS coalition of mainly Kurdish soldiers newly-armed and advised by U.S. Special Operations troops. They face entrenched ISIS fighters estimated as at least 2,500 by the Institute for the Study of War. For months the city’s
Like beauty, bias is in the eye of the beholder. And now a very large majority of Americans sees the nation’s fourth estate as “subject to partisan agendas.” Translated from YouGov.com pollese, that means 70% of the general public on both sides of the political spectrum sees news media as biased, usually toward the other side. That may not be surprising in a nation that hasn’t been so polarized since the Vietnam War. But it is disturbing for the healthy, long-term functioning of a democracy that’s supposed to rely on consensus decisions made by an informed electorate.
“Keeping our (House) leadership team completely unchanged,” Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio warned last November, “will simply lead to more disappointment in future elections.” Oh, look! More disappointment! Democrats lost four straight special House elections this year with ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the party helm. In fact, one could argue that Pelosi and her baggage helped fuel the surprisingly easy victory of the GOP’s Karen Handel in Georgia Tuesday. [Snip] Fully one-third of Pelosi’s 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and Massachusetts, not the crucial Heartland. Pelosi’s entire leadership
Each of the last three presidents has publicly vowed that Americans will not be intimidated by terrorism or its threats and will continue to live their normal lives as the deadly struggle endures until who-knows-when. Easier to vow such stuff when you’ve got 24-hour, lifetime Secret Service protection. Now comes evidence that, in fact, ordinary Americans — forget about the big-shots — are already adjusting their lives to the threat of terrorism by hesitating before joining large crowds. A new Gallup survey has just discovered that
Donald Trump won another special House election last night. Actually, two of them. That makes him four-for-five this year. Which gave Democrats two more demoralizing moral victories to moan over as they tally the $24 million they wasted trying to end the long-running GOP reign in Georgia’s Sixth District. And more in the South Carolina district of Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. None of this year’s special elections saw a change in party control. But we still learned a lot about politics in mid-2017 [Snip] Turns out, those Georgia voters may not love Trump, but they don’t love the abortion
Now that George W. Bush has been gone — and largely silent — for eight years and Barack Obama’s White House lease expired five months ago today, Americans are warming to both of them, especially the Texan. A new Gallup Poll finds Bush’s favorability rating has surged seven points in the last year to stand now at 59%. That’s far above his lowest rating of 32% in April of 2008 and the 35% he endured soon after exiting the White House for Obama’s inauguration in early 2009. Time has healed some wounds apparently and, of course, in the interim there’s been another president to compare Bush to, a president who spent a good deal
Of all the major problems Donald Trump’s five-month-old administration has confronted and created, this is not one of them. But it is an interesting and likely revealing take about inside operations there. Seth Masket is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Denver and a prolific writer on politics and parties. [Snip] He’s been cataloguing some of the tipos he’s spitted in Trump administration news releases, announcements and letters. There was one release talking about the important Middle East search for “lasting peach.” Another dropped the h in the first name of British Prime Minister Theresa May,
Jim DeMint is like a lot of Americans. He doesn’t trust Washington. For years, he’s tried to change it, to control its uncontrolled spending and waste, to restore control to the people. In a very real way, that spirit was in large part responsible for Donald Trump’s upset election seven months ago. DeMint tried in the House of Representatives. He tried in the Senate. He tried in the Tea Party. And he tried as president of the influential Heritage Foundation, which last month asked him to try not being president there anymore. Now, even DeMint has given up. [Snip] Until
Because years of economic sanctions on Russia, Russians and Russian institutions for fomenting rebellion, supporting Syria’s dictator and annexing Crimea have done virtually nothing to change Vladimir Putin’s bully behavior, maybe more sanctions will. That’s how Washington thinks. So, late Monday night the Senate unveiled a new, broad package of alleged punishments on Russia with a legislative twist to corner President Trump in case he
One of the most refreshing thing about recent days in Washington has been the unusual spectacle of a prominent player making numerous bold political allegations in person on camera without hiding behind the cloak of “anonymous source.” [Snip] All of these important ongoing complexities must give way to the transitory theatrics of prancing politicians probing others for implied illegalities that no one has really been able to delineate clearly. Let’s be blunt here: The actors and media in Washington are addicted to scandal and the process of scandal. They can appear to be doing serious work with sincerely furrowed brows
This is gross for a number of reasons. First, the obvious: The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to decriminalize a number of offenses, including defecating in public. Also, urinating in public. Camping on public or private land without permission. Panhandling. And lying across public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks. Democrat Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials explained the new ordinances are designed to protect immigrants — legal and the other kind — from “unintended consequences.” These consequences were
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle
The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials. The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation. Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate. Nevertheless, an accident during computerized navigation raises the possibility the container ship´s computer system could have been hacked and the ship deliberately steered into the USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A more
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think
Eaarly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee,
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But
Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map. In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead. That may change very soon, however. Residents here are cheering a proposal to rename the asphalt thoroughfare in honor of former President Obama, who visited here when he was a U.S. senator. The news that southwest L.A.´s Rodeo Road may soon be renamed “Obama Boulevard" was received positively by residents of the surrounding Crenshaw district. "I´m so happy, that