ABOUT THAT “TRUMP & REPUBLICANS ARE DEAD” POLLING….

Just last month, polls showed that the Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, were down the crapper.  And I do mean down, as in rock bottom. But now, a month later, things seem just a bit different. From Hank Berrien’s article at dailywire.com: A new Monmouth University Poll, which was taken before President Trump’s State if the Union address, shows 47% of registered voters...

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JUST WHEN YOU THINK CNN COULDN’T SINK ANY LOWER….

….we have this. CNN’s flash poll, taken immediately after President Trump’s State of the Union Speech showed that 70% of the sample had a “very” or “somewhat” positive reaction to it – 48% in the “very” column – and just 28% reacted negatively. 70% to 28% positive?  That’s certainly good news for Mr. Trump, isn’t...

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THE SINGLE STUPIDEST TRUMP ATTACK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)

It’s only the end of January.  And this, after all, is CNN.  So the potential for even stupider material is there. But this is 2018’s winner so far:  last night’s commentary by Wolf Blitzer, Kate Bennett and Jake Tapper about Melania Trump’s dress, her travel accommodations to and from the State of the Union address, and what it is supposed to mean to President...

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CLAY PIGEON?

Is this still another example of what a politician in an absolutely safe district can get away with, while never having to worry about his constituents electing someone from the other party? Here are excerpts from Joe Schoffstall’s article at freebeacon.com.  You be the judge: Democratic representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (Mo.) paid the law firm owned by his sister $153,000 in 2017...

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THINGS FOR THE BDS MOVEMENT TO B, D & S (CONT.)

I believe in freedom of thought and freedom of speech.  I therefore believe people have every right to speak out about their demands to boycott, divest and sanction when it comes to Israel. But I also believe it is worth knowing what emanates from Israel that would be boyotted, divested (i.e. unfunded) and subject to those sanctions. Here is another in the series of advances which emanate from...

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THE STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

The State Of The Union speech was too long and too self-congratulatory, and had too many symbolic shout-outs to citizens guaranteed to get applause.  As it always seems to, regardless of who is President. But the good news is that Mr. Trump had a lot to say and to be self-congratulatory about.  The economy is strong, with the wind at its back.  We have taken out a large component of the...

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF SELFIE

Now here’s a selfie the guy probably wishes he hadn’t taken (though, personally, I can’t say the same). From David Rosenberg’s article at israelnationalnews.com: A senior member of the Hamas terrorist organization has died, a Hamas spokesman said Tuesday, three weeks after he suffered what the terror organization claimed was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound in...

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CLASSY NANCY

And then they wonder why, other than a geographically liminted number of deepest-of-deep-blue strongholds, voters increasingly reject them. From Elise Viebeck’s article for the Washington Post, via the San Francisco Examiner:   House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats Tuesday not to interrupt Trump and instead “let the attention be on his slobbering self.”...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Scott Johnson, writing for powerlineblog.com. This is Mr. Johnson’s description of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, who has spent the last year in front of every camera he can find, assuring us there is a collusion case against Donald Trump — without benefit of any facts to back it up: “He is a smug...

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: A REALLY EXCELLENT COMMENTARY

Victor Davis Hanson is no stranger to excellent commentaries.  But this one, as we watch the FBI’s Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, run – not walk – to the nearest exit, is particularly timely. I’ll give you the first and last few paragraphs below. But you have to promise me you’ll use this link to read it all.  I promise you won’t be disappointed: What...

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ANA NAVARRO: “REPUBLICAN”

Ana Navarro is, at least on paper, a “Republican”.  But, like her counterpart at MSNBC, Stephen Schmidt”, she retains the claim of being one while attacking pretty much everything Republicans do. Well, yesterday she outdid herself, by putting up the following tweet: This, as you may be aware, is a play on the words of Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller’s poignant...

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BARI WEISS’S “BUT I STILL LOVE YOU, LEFT WINGERS” SANDWICH

How do you condemn the left wing in this country, while maintaining your positive standing among them? You write this – the last three paragraphs of Bari Weiss’s op-ed piece for the New York Times, in which she condemns the left’s “slut shaming” of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley: For years, the fundamental complaint of the right in the culture wars has been...

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CHUCK SCHUMER THEN

From Steven Hayward’s latest piece at powerlineblog.com, we have this video of Chuck Schumer in 2009, when he was still something more than a ridiculous, two-faced, forked-tongued political hack. The subject was illegal immigration.  Watch and listen to what Schumer had to say then… …and then compare it to what he has to say about illegal immigration these days. Some...

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ANDREW MCCABE: ONE STEP AHEAD? OF WHAT?

Until today, Andrew McCabe was the Deputy Director of the FBI. Last year, he was briefly Director, after James Comey was fired and before Christopher Wray was appointed. McCabe was under severe attack by President Trump regarding what apparently was believed to be his partisan lean against Mr. Trump and the current administration – a belief buttressed by his associations with major...

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THE REAL COLLUSION – I.E. THE COLLUSION MOST MEDIA CONTINUE TO BURY

Scott Johnson of powerlineblog.com has written a genuinely worthwhile piece, in which he talks about Steele dossier, offering a take on it that is both common sensical and based on his personal experiences within the gray area of Russian disinformation. Do yourself a favor and click here to read it all.  In the meantime, here is the first and last paragraph: I have thought from the moment I read...

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