n Monday, Sen. John McCain denounced President Trump’s philosophy, agenda, and conduct. On Thursday, former President George W. Bush did the same thing. Neither mentioned Trump by name, but their target was clear. They echoed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who spoke out against Trump last year. These three indictments, issued by the men who represented the GOP in the four elections leading up to Trump’s, are more than ghosts of a dead party. They point toward an alternative vision of conservatism. Staff has corrected mispelled byline.
The GOP Establishment vision of ´conservatism´ is limited to borderless globalist "free trade" and low taxes on big globalist corporations. This week we have seen the UniParty globalists close ranks in opposing national sovereignty and bilateral, reciprocal "fair" trade and immigration policy. Both wings of the UniParty, especially the RINO GOPe and their obligation to Wall Street / K-Street / N.First Street donors have been exposed for all to see. They are two sides of the same coin.
McCain, W, and Romney have no regard for the average US citizen. All they are after is wealth and power. If you cannot further those ends, you are of no interest to them. Frankly, I have no interest in what they say.
If this is what the Republican party has devolved into, I have no use for it as well.
The priorities in Leading this country to me are simple. Take care of citizens first. Then if budget allows it help others around the world. No one in the US doesn´t want to help others, but that is what charities are for. The US can help only if it´s own citizens are provided for.
Wars and circumstances can cause this to vary, but this should be the rule of thumb. Not that hard.
Business should be business. Trade laws should at least be even and yes like all other countries we should try for the best we can for US in these deals.
It´s time to recognize and admit that there are three political "parties" - Antifa/BLM/La Raza/"Social Justice" radicals, the Republicrat Uniparty, and the average Joe who wants to have fair, honest, constitutional government regardless of left-right orientation.
Bush43, McCain and Romney are clearly part of the Uniparty structure, whose "conservatism" is merely to walk a half step behind the "liberal Democrats" declaring their fealty to America and its ideals while creating/supporting new government interventions in your private lives, while continually eroding the value of American citizenship and tradition, ironically claiming "That´s not who we are."
Trump is not a Republican, but a republican. That is the heart of his problem. The Uniparty is standing largely exposed for all to see, despite the best efforts of the American Politic Media Complex to provide a closet full of fig leaves. The question is how to move enough Americans to use the democratic process (as apparently corrupt as it has become) to remove the creeps and cretins from office, replaced by more honest representation of the people acting within the Constitution. Sweet talking phoneys are a dime a dozen, surrounded by political profiteers.
The three stooges of Progressiveism in the Republican Party. These guys and others like them are the tools that turned the GOP away from its Conservative foundation to the glorious big government Progressive mentality that has spread like flesh eating bacteria. We The People have had enough and things have changed. These speeches represent the fatal death bellow of a dying old bull that has been fatally wounded. We are taking out the garbage and the truck is right down the street. You can cry moan and complain all you want but you’re done, stick a fork in it. We will stop at nothing to defeat your minions in office one by one and we will not stop until the job is done. Fights on, let’s roll!
First off I refuse to take seriously any article by a major Democrat sounding board web site, including NYT´s, WP, Hill, Slate, etc.. who quotes "Republicans" attacking another member of the party. "They point toward an alternative vision of conservatism" is exactly the problem, they´re view of conservatism isn´t conservatism its basically "Democrat lite". We don´t need a party that promises one thing to get elected and then runs as if they were members of the opposition from the get go. Since Nixon, a less than stellar conservative, was knee capped by the press and the Democratic parties, for having the brass bold ones to show that competence in office could end the longest failed war ever, created, managed, run, and lost by the Democratic party, in my opinion. We have seen largely presidential candidates on the Republican side who if and when elected basically went along and got along with the left wing slant of the policies the Dems have put into place and pushed, long past the point that their failures should have brought a cancellation of the policies and trying something new and different. Show me a constitutional clause that allows for an EPA, Educational Department, and Welfare. I don´t argue either that they are good or bad, although I surely could for all three, but that they are unconstitutional and therefor not something that Federal Government should be involved with.
Bush, McCain and Obama are adherents to the political status quo, or the DC Uniparty. Their political agendas, especially open borders, have been rejected by the American people and is why President Trump was elected. They still can’t get over that personal and professional defeat that was laid on them.
With less than a month to go before Alabama’s special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican candidate Roy Moore refuses to quit the race amid fallout over credible allegations of sexual assault dating from the 1970s, including that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Some polls still show Moore leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, while a poll conducted by the National Republican Senate Committee earlier this week shows Moore trailing Jones by 12 points.
A nationwide network of Catholic prep schools offered exclusively to low-income families is warning that the House version of tax reform contains provisions that could devastate their funding model, and could spell the end of an educational program that has graduated tens of thousands of low-income children in America’s inner cities. Although Catholic, the Cristo Rey Network of college preparatory academies is open to low-income children of all faiths, and operates in 21 states and the District of Columbia using what’s called a “Corporate Work Study Program.” “In lieu of tuition, every student works one day a week at an entry-level professional
Over six years of voting in the General Assembly, Republican Rep. Rick Saccone garnered perhaps the most public attention for his support of legislation promoting Christian values. Saccone, the Republican Party´s newly selected nominee for a March special election to represent the 18th Congressional District, promoted bills that would have allowed schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” and would have declared 2012 to be “The Year of the Bible.” In a speech following his nomination Saturday, Saccone, who represents the 39th legislative district covering parts of Allegheny and Washington counties, pledged that if elected to Congress he would
Mitt Romney is edging closer to a 2018 Senate run. The former GOP presidential nominee is huddling with Utah’s class of GOP power brokers, contacting the state’s major political donors, and hitting the trail for candidates running in local races amid mounting speculation that the state’s longtime senator, Orrin Hatch, will retire. Romney is also raising money for House and Senate Republicans, winning him favor with GOP leaders ahead of a treacherous midterm election.
Presidential candidates have been doing it for years. They raise money and explore their viability long before they announce they’re running. And that practice is increasingly trickling down to the House and Senate level. The latest example comes from the Montana Senate race, where Republican candidate Russell Fagg won’t have to disclose any of the money he’s raised until January — seven months after he formed his exploratory committee for Senate this summer.
Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit Amazon. The amendment, Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would help Amazon establish a tight grip on the lucrative, $53 billion government acquisitions market, experts say. The provision, dubbed the “Amazon amendment” by experts, according to an article in The Intercept, would allow for the creation of an online portal that government employees could use to purchase everyday items such as office supplies or furniture.
The Senate unanimously confirmed on Thursday John Raymond Lausch Jr. to be the next top federal prosecutor in Chicago — a city President Donald Trump has singled out for blistering criticism because of its struggles to curb violent crime. Lausch, 47, will officially become the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois when Trump signs his commission. The president is traveling in Asia, so it is not known when he will sign the paperwork — a formality at this point.
What has the world come to when even bourbon gets caught up in politics? (Actually, don´t answer that.) Over the weekend, bourbon brand Jim Beam got dragged into the fight over women´s rights after its spokeswoman, actress Mila Kunis, revealed that she´s been sending monthly donations to Planned Parenthood in Vice President Mike Pence´s name. See, Kunis doesn´t agree with Pence´s non-wavering stance against abortion rights. And as a guest on TBS´s "Conan," she told host Conan O´Brien that she chose to voice her disagreement by adding his name to a list of recurring donations made to the women´s health care provider.
The former Chillicothe High School principal is facing several felony charges after being accused of having sex with two underage students, reports say. Jeffrey R. Fisher has been indicted on seven counts of sexual battery, all third-degree felonies, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. If found guilty, Fisher could be sentenced to 12 to 60 months in prison on each count, WCMH Channel 4 reports. Investigators say Fisher had sex with two female students, ages 16 and 17, who have since graduated. The investigation began in August and Fisher had been working at home since that time, the Gazette reports. Fisher has been suspended following
AntiFA borrowed the title of their de-facto commander Hillary Clinton’s silly book when kicking off their nationwide rallies and riots yesterday hoping to leave the masses asking: What Happened when hardly anyone showed up. What Happened, AntiFA version was that the anti-fascists, who are really society’s loudest fascists, wanted to make it appear as if “far-right conspiracies” completely made up the coming “Antifa Apocalypse”. Yes, if you saw Saturday’s non-event ballyhooed by a full page ad in The New York Times, you probably only imagined it. The stated goal of the protest was, according to Refuse Fascism, “to create a sustained movement on
Conservative commentator Bill Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of the Weekly Standard, and Boyd Matheson, president of the conservative think tank Sutherland Institute, sat down with the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards Friday to talk politics, conservatism, Donald Trump and the future of the Republican Party. Kristol was a staunch critic of candidate Trump prior to the election and continues to be critical of a president he has said is not qualified for the office he holds. What emerged Friday was an optimism in the country and its institutions, and a call for more action by conservatives. He also offered his
The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. If you want to know why so many U.S. companies go through “inversions” (setting up new corporate headquarters in other countries), there’s your answer. Why pay 35 percent of your net earnings when you can pay a much lower rate elsewhere? So the long-overdue proposal released Thursday to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent is one of the most important economic developments this country has seen in a very long time. It’s part of a much larger Republican proposal, and there’s plenty of time to
LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China for shoplifting last week, said "who?" when asked about President Trump´s role in getting the players released. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump´s role. "What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” (Snip) Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses."
Once upon a time, Hillary Clinton thought the prospect of a presidential candidate declining to pledge to absolutely accept the sanctity of certified election results was "horrifying." She said so in a general election debate in order to attack Donald Trump -- who, at the time, was (recklessly) leaving the door open to challenge the outcome of an election most people expected him to lose. Chief among these people was Hillary Clinton. That´s why she excoriated his dodging and noncommittal answers on the question as dangerous to American democracy. (Snip for video)[Clinton] said she found “horrifying” the intimation he would
One year after losing the presidential race, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still questioning the “legitimacy” of President Trump’s victory, accusing Republicans of voter suppression tactics in swing states and Russians of influencing votes through a “disinformation campaign.” “I think that there are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” Clinton said of the election during a video interview posted online Friday by the liberal Mother Jones website. Clinton lamented how “we don’t have a method for contesting” the election in the United States and called for an independent commission to “get to the bottom of what happened.” She suggested that she
What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018.“…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I don’t
Mark Osborne writes at ABC News that Republican Senator Jeff Flake was caught on a hot mic criticizing President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore: Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP “toast” while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles. “If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald
NEW YORK — Kirsten Gillibrand is having a moment, whether she meant to or not. Going where no other prominent Democrat had before on Thursday evening by declaring that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the New York senator and potential 2020 presidential contender yet again found herself the face of a national conversation with the potential to dominate headlines and divide her party. At a time Democrats are desperate to keep the focus on accusations against President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Gillibrand’s stand shocked even some of her close allies. They
A Democratic congresswoman says she was sexually assaulted by a “prominent, historical” senator in the 1980s — and “everyone on Capitol Hill knew” that he was a harasser. “Historical figure, hand kept going up the leg, I took it off. A women member was at the table, recognized what was happening, and said, ‘switch places,´” Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell told CNN. (Snip) Dingell said it happened in her first year of marriage to Rep. John Dingell, whom she wed in 1981. But despite the 36-year time gap, Dingell said she’s still afraid to name the prominent perv.
Apparently, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a unique idea for farmers when they fertilize their crops, and it’s causing a wave of parasitic infections across the country: Use human excrement.According to Yahoo News, in 2014 Kim Jong-un instructed farmers to mix human feces with animal waste and organic compost to make fertilizer for their fields. Yahoo notes, “With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known as ‘night soil,’ on their fields.”Choi Min-Ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told Reuters, “Although we do not
In a textbook example of why Facebook users should pause for a moment of reflection before they post, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor sought Friday to get ahead of any potential sex scandals by announcing the details of his relationships with 50 women. The sexcapade diary was in response to the Al Franken scandal, and included a hayloft romp with a "gorgeous blonde" and a fling with a "red head from Cleveland." “Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males,”
Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown asked for leniency from a federal judge in Florida on Friday. She faces a lengthy prison term after being convicted of stealing thousands of dollars that were meant to go to charity. In May, a jury convicted Brown of 18 felony counts, including filing false tax returns, mail fraud, and working with others to run a fake non-profit group. Her conviction represents a major fall from political grace. Brown was one of the first black elected officials to be elected to federal office in Florida in 1992. She represented the Jacksonville, Florida area in the
Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a white house briefing today after a week of explosive sexual allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Democrat Al Sharpton and more Hollywood stars.During the briefing American Urban Radio Networks correspondent asked her about Hillary Clinton’s worried remarks on President Trump. It was a lob ball and Sanders hit it out of the park. April Ryan: I was talking to Hillary Clinton today about the president’s past and she said, “Look I worry about everything from his past because it tells you how he behaves in the present and the future.” What do you say to that as it
Gov. Chris Christie refrained from saying "I told you so" when he introduced Ivanka Trump at an appearance in Bayville earlier this week. But he had every right to, especially when it comes to the recent developments concerning his old rival Jeff Sessions. During the presidential campaign last year, the governor of New Jersey and the then-Senator from Alabama were among the first prominent Republicans to come out for Donald Trump. At one point in that campaign, Trump said Christie would make "a great attorney general" in the event he won the election. Trump went on to win, but Christie lost