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  • Enough with the smearing of Brett Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 9:09:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 24, 2018 | The Post Editorial Board
    A defiant Brett Kavanaugh tells the Senate Judiciary Committee he will not allow the ongoing smears from Democratic sources to intimidate him into withdrawing his Supreme Court nomination. Good for him. Especially when the latest onslaught against him from Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in The New Yorker adds up to a whole lot of nothing. By Farrow-Mayer’s own account, accuser Deborah Ramirez couldn’t be certain that Kavanaugh was responsible, and every one of her “corroborating” witnesses disputes her account. Just as all the people named by Christine Blasey Ford as having been at the high-school party where she recalls...
  • The Politics of Destruction: [] The Democratic strategy of character assassination.

    09/25/2018 5:30:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2018
    ... There is a phrase for what is happening here: character assassination. Judge Kavanaugh’s good name is being smeared with sexual allegations on the eve of a Supreme Court confirmation vote in a campaign abetted if not orchestrated by Democrats. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, withheld Ms. Ford’s letter from her colleagues for six weeks until she sprung it at the last minute. She has since been demanding a fair and public hearing for Ms. Ford. But on Sunday she leapt on Ms. Ramirez’s claim to demand an “immediate postponement” in the hearing now scheduled for...
  • Republicans Have A Simple Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

    09/25/2018 3:01:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24sep18 | Sean Davis
    The rubber is about to meet the road for Senate Republicans. They have a simple choice: they can vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thereby ending the baseless and unsubstantiated Democrat- and media-fueled smear campaign against him, or they can kiss House and Senate majorities goodbye for the next decade, if not longer.In case the election of one Donald J. Trump was not enough to compel the D.C. Republican establishment swamp creatures to wipe the muck from their eyes and see what’s happening with their own constituents, Republican voters have had enough of feckless do-nothings whose careers...
  • GOP Must Confirm Kavanaugh or Kiss Midterms Goodbye

    09/25/2018 2:49:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 24sep18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Chairman Grassley has a job to do here, because, if he gives Democrats enough time, they’ll produce a woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife who Trump paid to urinate on that bed in Moscow. If Grassley waits long enough, the Democrats will come up with the woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife. — he’s a bigamist, too, don’t you know — and Trump paid Kavanaugh’s second wife to hire a bunch of prostitutes to urinate on the bed Obama slept in while in Moscow. If Grassley doesn’t get a handle on this and just...
  • In attack on GOP, Sen. Mazie Hirono perfectly describes Ellison’s handling of abuse allegations

    09/25/2018 2:19:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/24/18 | Becket Adams
    Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has covered herself in shame these last couple of weeks. Her desire to see Brett Kavanaugh's chances of replacing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy destroyed by any means necessary has been a sickening display of petty, short-sighted partisan zealotry. But there is one unintentionally humorous moment in the parade of awful that has vomited forth from the senator’s office: The moment this week when she attacked the GOP for supposedly behaving like ... Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.? Republicans “cannot face the idea that women do not sit around making these things up,” Hirono said Monday on...
  • US will be forced to back down in trade war against China [barf alert]

    09/24/2018 10:27:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | uesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:00 AM | Anatole Kaletsky
    The United States cannot win its tariff war with China, regardless of what President Donald Trump says or does in the coming months. Trump believes he has the upper hand in this conflict because the US economy is so strong, and also because politicians of both parties support the strategic objective of thwarting China’s rise and preserving US global dominance. But, ironically, this apparent strength is Trump’s fatal weakness. By applying the martial arts principle of turning an opponent’s strength against him, China should easily win the tariff contest, or at least fight Trump to a draw. […] In handicapping...
  • Ron Paul: New Tax Plan Makes It Easier to 'Ed-exit'

    09/24/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    This week the House of Representatives will vote on a package of bills making the temporary tax cuts contained in last year’s tax reform bill permanent and making additional tax law changes. The bills will likely pass in the House, but will almost certainly be filibustered in the Senate if the Senate leadership tries to bring them to the floor. The GOP tax plan does offset some of the damage caused by federal control of education by making it easier for parents to escape failing government schools or “edexit.” It accomplishes this by allowing money saved in a tax-free 529...
  • Why aren't liberals fun anymore?

    09/24/2018 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 September 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Several months ago, the very night the Stormy Daniels story broke, I appeared on Don Lemon’s show on CNN. The producer told the guests a few minutes before we went on air that Lemon wanted our reaction to the Daniels allegations. The first guest said something trite about how “she may be doing this to call attention to herself, but we have to treat these charges against Trump very seriously.” Next, Lemon turned to me for my reaction. I really had no opinion about this...
  • Republicans Have A Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

    09/24/2018 9:24:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 128 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/24/2018 | Sean Davis
    The rubber is about to meet the road for Senate Republicans. They have a simple choice: they can vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thereby ending the baseless and unsubstantiated Democrat- and media-fueled smear campaign against him, or they can kiss House and Senate majorities goodbye for the next decade, if not longer. [....] A refusal to vote to confirm Kavanaugh in the face of a blatantly obvious Democrat smear campaign, orchestrated in concert with a compliant and obscenely partisan national media, will be strike three, and there will be no more at-bats. I have spent a career...
  • The Fragile Role Of Memory In The Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2024 | Scott Moorefield
    No matter what happens this week, we’ll likely never truly know what exactly, if anything, happened between Christina Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh that night in 1982, or even between the judge and his latest accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who after “carefully assessing her memories” from a drunken college party 35 years ago, has finally decided that it was, indeed, Brett Kavanaugh who exposed himself to her that night.This isn’t necessarily because Ford and Ramirez are purposefully lying – although they very well could be – but because all the evidence we have, or don’t have, so far seems to suggest...
  • Trump Must Establish a Brutal Media Scorched Earth Policy to Counter Traitor Dems

    09/24/2018 7:55:05 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/2018 | Lionel Nation
    Enough with the scaredy cat take on Rosenstein. He sits at POTUS' pleasure, so fire him anon. And as far as Sessions goes, what does this man even do? Can someone even remotely explain how these two roadblocks and impediments are even still in their position(s)? Kavanaugh is being positioned by a corrupt left media cadre and this nonsense has to be addressed instanter. Or else the entire republic loses.
  • Symposium: Why We Left Our POWs Behind [long]

    09/24/2018 5:51:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Four distinguished experts tell the tragic and unconscionable inside story. Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie Glazov's Symposium...
  • Character Assassins at the Washington Post-And the fake news media

    09/24/2018 5:48:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 24, 2018 | David Horowitz
    When Donald Trump refers to the anti-Trump media – CNN, MSNBC and network television - as “fake news,” his description is not only accurate but welcome: finally, a conservative is fighting back against a press whose venomous corruption is a grave threat to American pluralism and its democratic order. But when the same “news” outlets falsely characterize political opponents, including the president, as racists and “hatemongers” to render them illegitimate, our democracy is in grave peril. In sum, the term “fake news” greatly understates the nature of the threat, and, along with it, the crisis we are facing as...
  • Fight for Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:37:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2018 12:03 AM
    The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right. The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her...
  • Stop This Idiocy And Confirm Him

    09/23/2018 10:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    As I write this, the “I really, really wanna testify, but…” goalpost has moved west right past my house and out over the Pacific Ocean. You get the distinct impression that Christine Ford’s handlers are making it up as they go along – “She can’t testify on Monday because, I dunno, she’s afraid of airplanes. Yeah, that’s a thing now.” The GOP is, as usual, afraid to be seen as insufficiently submissive. We have Chuck Grassley announcing, by tweets that sound like they were composed by a twelve-year-old texting her girlfriends after breaking into mom’s cooking sherry, that he’s ready to...
  • Imran Awan Demonstrates Need for Better House IT Procedures (Will the perp get away with it?)

    09/23/2018 2:22:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Capital Research ^ | 9/21/18 | Harry Kazenoff
    **SNIP** In March 2016, the House Inspector General’s Office revealed that Awan bought almost $38,000 in equipment, paid for in installments below $500, apparently to avoid having the equipment logged in the House of Representatives’ inventory. Many of the items were delivered directly to his home. (This itself is not an unusual practice because deliveries to the Capitol building require extra security screenings.) This behavior led the House Sergeant-at-Arms to tell Representatives five months later that they believed this was a case of possible procurement fraud. By October, the Inspector General’s Office had discovered Awan and his family logged into...
  • The Six Significant Hurdles Preventing Ford From Deep Sixing Kavanaugh

    09/23/2018 12:43:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    There are dozens of bonafide reasons as to why the Senate has no obligation to delay the Kavanaugh confirmation another minute.The underhanded nature with which the activist and sore-losing leftists in the U.S. Senate have conducted nearly every element of this drawn out exhibition has been noted by an electorate that put in office (by overwhelming margin) a President they hoped would transform politics into something resembling a system that once again works for Americans.GOP “likely turnout” for 2018 (over the past two weeks) has *increased* by an average of 3-8% according to the poll measuring it. Rust belt production workers,...
  • Feinstein and Ford Are Destroying the #MeToo Movement

    09/23/2018 9:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    It took the French Revolution ten years (1789-1799) to go from an idealistic fight for freedom to the one-man rule of Napoleon, but these are fast-moving times and the #MeToo movement has gone from the necessary correction of monsters like Harvey Weinstein to an all-out assault on the rule of law and hatred of the entire male sex in about eighteen months. (Well, it was men who came up with the Magna Carta.) Think I'm exaggerating? How about the nauseating misandry of the senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono? Not only, in the eyes of Ms. Hirono, is Brett Kavanaugh automatically...
  • The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

    09/23/2018 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/23/18 | Chris Cillizza
    She (Monahan) tweeted this: "Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn't be believed." And this: "I expected everything that has taken place, before I decided to break my silence. I even stated it in my original statement. I showed up for myself & that was a huge piece of my healing." And, this: "My grand baby deserves a...
  • Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein

    09/21/2018 3:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9 , 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? .. Feinstein (D-Calif.) had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for about 20 years, was listed as an “office director” on payroll records and served as her driver when she was in San Francisco, all while reporting to China’s Ministry of State Security through China’s San Francisco Consulate. The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep. ... asked several former senior intelligence and law enforcement...