Robert Laurie


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I lost because ‘I was an obstacle to Russia’s plans to undermine and disrupt our democracy’

Sep 19, 2018 — Robert Laurie

I lost because 'I was an obstacle to Russia's plans to undermine and disrupt our democracy'
Hillary Clinton was, without question, one of the worst presidential candidates in history.  At this point, there’s just no way to deny it.  Her unpleasant demeanor, arrogance, myopic strategy, and presumptuous belief that she couldn’t fail congealed into one of the most atrocious campaigns anyone has ever seen.  Heck, even people who wanted her to win admit that she was, quite simply, the worst.


Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner sign letter demanding FBI defy Trump declassification order

Sep 19, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner sign letter demanding FBI defy Trump declassification order
As you’re no doubt aware; on Monday President Trump ordered the declassification and release of myriad documents relating to the Carter Page FISA application and the “Russian collusion” charade.  This material includes portions of the application itself, FBI reports of all interviews conducted in conjunction with the application (particularly Bruce Ohr) and thousands of text messages from Strzok, Page, Comey, and McCabe.  The unredacted documentation is something that conservative political observers have been clamoring for, and the long-rumored order came as welcome news.

 


Tapper hammers Ocasio-Cortez on how she’ll fund her $40 trillion plan; she has absolutely no idea

Sep 18, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Tapper hammers Ocasio-Cortez on how she'll fund her $40 trillion plan; she has absolutely no idea
If geriatric coot Bernie Sanders is really going to run again in 2020, maybe he should pick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his VP. They’re both socialists, they both have nebulous plans to give everything away, they both want massive tax hikes, and they both live their lives unencumbered by reality. OK, fine, that last point may be a bit snarky, but the rest is true.

All their plans to make healthcare, college, and possibly even baseline incomes “free” involve massive tax increases, and neither of them has managed to outline a workable plan to confiscate that much wealth.


Report: Bernie expected to make another presidential run in 2020 …and that’s good news

Sep 18, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Report: Bernie expected to make another presidential run in 2020
The prevailing Democrat wisdom (if such a thing exists) is that “Bernie woulda won.” Everyone, they claim, was just champing at the bit to embrace Bernie’s curmudgeon act. Leftists, socialists, and progressives are certain that – had their party not shafted him – the Vermont Senator would have defeated Donald Trump in a landslide.

Those of you who are long time readers know that I don’t buy it. Like most things liberals believe, this line of thought relies on a fallacy.  Aside from die-hard socialists, no one really embraced Bernie’s plans because no one heard them.  He told everybody about all the “free” stuff he wanted to dole out, but he dropped out of the race before he had to explain how he intended to pay for it.  He never had to defend his $32 Trillion boondoggle, or the tax hikes it would have required.


Michael Moore: Trump’s an ‘evil genius’ who beat the ‘smartest person ever to run for President’

Sep 17, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Michael Moore: Trump's an 'evil genius' who beat the 'smartest person ever to run for President'
Michael Moore has had a tough couple of years.  Please note; that’s not sympathy.  It’s just a statement of fact.

His Broadway show went down in flames, the man he considers to be one of the worst people on Earth demolished his political party, and his movies don’t enjoy the accolades (or box office receipts) that they used to. He was involved in a legal battle featuring his former benefactor-turned-MeToo-nightmare Harvey Weinstein, and he’s currently being sued by Boston Light & Sound – a company that claims Moore’s Traverse City, MI film festival is refusing to pay them over a quarter million dollars for work they did in 2017. He also faces a lawsuit from his ex-wife, who claims Moore has been withholding money she’s owed from their movie projects.


Ruben Gallego: Repubs are ‘cowards’, ‘we’re 60 days from totally kicking the s**t’ out of them

Sep 17, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Ruben Gallego: Repubs are 'cowards', 'we’re 60 days from totally kicking the s**t' out of them
Remember Arizona Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego?  He’s the guy who famously threatened that ICE agents would “not be safe when the worm turns” and Democrats re-take control of the government. He’s also referred to the President as a psychopath, and has called for Democrats to be even less civil toward Republicans.


MSNBC: Violent threats aimed at Susan Collins show ‘passion’ and concern for ‘wome

Sep 14, 2018 — Robert Laurie

MSNBC: Violent threats aimed at Susan Collins show ‘passion’ and concern for ‘women’s rights’
It’s no secret that there are a few Republican Senators who’ve raised the ire of conservatives.  Folks like Murkowski, McCain, and Susan Collins have shown an almost preternatural ability to get under conservatives’ skin – voting against their own supposed ideals and propping up left-wing goals at every turn.  We do not, however, attack them.

We may vehemently disagree with them, and we may call them out when they fail their constituents, but we’re not insane. So, we’re not screaming obscenities into their answering machines. The same cannot be said of Democrats.


Here’s what Kavanaugh supposely ‘did’ according to the Feinstein letter; it’

Sep 14, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Here’s what Kavanaugh supposely ‘did’ according to the Feinstein letter; it’s a…
Earlier, Dan told you that the FBI was not going to be investigating the last-minute, completely anonymous, probable-smear against Brett Kavanaugh. The now-infamous “secret letter” allegedly details something Kavanaugh did in high school, was supposedly in Dianne Feinstein’s possession for months, was never mentioned during the Judiciary Committee hearings, and has only now been brought to the attention of the authorities. In short, it stinks to high heaven.


‘The Week’ panics as TDS sets in: Trump will repeal 22nd Amendment, President forever!

Sep 12, 2018 — Robert Laurie

‘The Week’ panics as TDS sets in: Trump will repeal 22nd Amendment, President forever!
Everywhere you look, you see them: Panicked progressives and NeverTrumpers, running wild in the streets, screaming that the sky is falling. America – democracy itself – is doomed and soon we will awaken to find ourselves in a post-apocalyptic Mad Max hellscape. Once powerful pols and pundits will roam the barren land searching for seersucker and bowties, trying desperately to organize the kind of cocktail parties they used to enjoy.


Politico outlines doomed last-ditch effort to stop Kavanaugh, as Salon throws in the towel

Sep 12, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Politico outlines doomed last-ditch effort to stop Kavanaugh, as Salon throws in the towelSince day one, I’ve said that the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was a fait accompli. Barring a political miracle/disaster, I argued that Kavanaugh had a 100% chance of being the next Supreme Court Justice. his record was clear and there was simply no coherent way to deny his appointment. Red state Dems couldn’t afford to vote against him and, even if they wanted to, Harry Reid’s nuclear option probably ensured that the GOP already had the votes.

Now that he’s managed to skate through his Judiciary Committee hearing without a blunder, it’s looking more and more like that miracle/disaster will never arrive.  Kavanaugh is all but a lock for the bench.  However, there are those who are still trying to make one, final, supposedly-valiant attempt at denying President Trump’s nominee.


Senator Angus King (D-ME): Boy, 9/11 sure is a lot like those Russian Hackers!

Sep 11, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Senator Angus King (D-ME): Boy, 9/11 sure is a lot like those Russian Hackers!
Just….wow.  There are hot takes, and then there are takes so hot that you need an asbestos suit just to get near them without being incinerated. These aren’t ordinary hot takes. No, sir.  These are takes that can’t be handled unless you have a pair of those giant iron tongs that blacksmith’s use to dunk red hot horseshoes in water.


Feinstein: Kavanaugh thinks Trump is an ‘Oligarch’ who ‘cannot be investigated&#82

Sep 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

As we’ve reported in the past, Dianne Feinstein is too old and too conservative for her base. Core Dems have drifted so far over the socialist cliff that she just doesn’t cut the mustard anymore. They demand a radical leftist, and she’s just a hair to the center of that.  So, her own state party denied her an endorsement, and the true believers are backing L.A.-based state Sen. Kevin de Leon.

If progressives are being honest, they’ll admit this isn’t fair.  Over the course of the last 25 years, Feinstein has been about as far left as you could be and still get elected. She was a liberal standard-bearer, particularly when it came to her desire to force everyone to turn in their guns….




Shocker: Shamelessly grandstanding Senator places staff in Iowa ahead of 2020

Sep 10, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Shamelessly grandstanding Senator Cory Booker
As surely as that first red robin is an early sign of spring, a shameless career politician heading to Iowa is a sign of an impending presidential run.

That’s a political truism not because it’s easy to spot, but because – usually – it pans out. Iowa kicks off the primary season with early caucuses, and anyone wanting to play a role in that election needs to have people on the ground a couple of years out. So, those of us who watch and write about Washington keep an eye on the state to see who’s sending an advance team.


Anderson Cooper hammers Cory Booker over his ridiculous Spartacus stunt. “I AM BREAKING THE RULES!”

Sep 7, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Anderson Cooper hammers Cory Booker over his ridiculous Spartacus stunt. I AM BREAKING THE RULES, Kavanaugh Nomination
Cory Booker REALLY wants you to believe he’s an outraged, principled, rule-breaker who’s willing to fall on the sword if it means revealing “the truth.” In reality, it’s exactly the opposite.  He’s a charlatan who’s using a phony, self-indulgent, piece of theatre to prop up his midterm and 2020 efforts.

Yesterday, both Dan and I wrote about his “Spartacus moment.” Booker announced that he was going to break the rules by releasing some of Brett Kavanaugh’s supposedly-damning confidential documents. These, we were led to believe, would show the world the kind of monster Donald Trump was appointing to the Supreme Court.  If that meant expulsion from the Senate, so be it. A man like Cory Booker is too brave and edgy to care about such things.


Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker succeeds in proving Kavanaugh is against racial profiling

Sep 6, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker succeeds in proving Kavanaugh is against racial profiling
I don’t know if the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are trying to self-destruct, or if they’re just frazzled because they have no way to stop the Kavanaugh nomination.  Either way, they’re embarrassing themselves on a spectacular level. As Dan mentioned a few minutes ago, Cory Booker was really proud of himself for releasing some confidential emails that he thought were going to be some sort of bombshell aimed at the nominee.

You can watch some video of that here:


Trump calls New York Times editorial ‘gutless’—and he’s right. If things are that bad…

Sep 6, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Trump calls New York Times editorial ‘gutless’ – and he’s right. If things are that bad…
Earlier, Dan discussed the anonymous New York Times editorial that has the political world in a tizzy. It paints a picture of a barely-sane President, an administration working to control his radical impulses, and a government in crisis. At one point, it suggests that the President is unstable and there was consideration given to removing him via the 25th Amendment. At another it argues that he is both anti-trade and anti-democracy.

Since its publication, people have been wondering about the identity of the piece’s author. Virtually everyone, from lowly speechwriters to VP Mike Pence has been named as a possible source. That makes for good clickbait, but the truth is probably not going to be that exciting.


Far-left MA Democrat defeats another long-time Dem stalwart in primary—base continues to push part

Sep 5, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Far-left MA Democrat defeats another long-time Dem stalwart in primary – base continues to push party toward socialism
Back in July, the Democratic Party was rocked by the primary defeat of Rep. Joseph Crowley at the hands of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley was a long-time liberal stalwart who was widely regarded as being on-track for bigger and better things. Rumors about his future included replacing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker should the Dems retake the House and, eventually, a run for the White House.

Unfortunately for people like Crowley, the DNC’s 2016 disaster has the socialist base fired up.  67% of Democrats now claim to have a favorable view of socialism, and they’re dragging their party further and further to the left. Those who were once considered progressive champions are now looked upon as being too conservative.


Rahm Emanuel announces its time to wander away from the Chicago Mayor’s office

Sep 4, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Rahm Emanuel announces its time to wander away from the Chicago Mayor’s office

Congratulations Chicago. Your taxes may be soaring, your police may be completely overwhelmed, and your population has fallen for the third year in a row, but at least you won’t have to deal with Mayor Rahm Emanuel anymore. In a surprise announcement, Emanuel informed the city that it would be without his services in the near future.

So long, Chicago. You won’t have the Rahmfather to kick around anymore!


Kavanaugh confirmation hearing-mania hits DC, and no one will be spared!

Sep 4, 2018 — Robert Laurie

Kavanaugh confirmation hearing-mania hits DC, and no one will be spared!,  Supreme Court

Brace yourself for a day of posturing blowhards, hollow platitudes, shameless hypocrisy, media outrage, and ridiculous protests.  The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing starts this morning at 9:30 AM EST. Day one will not feature any questions.  Instead, you’ll be treated to a statement from Kavanaugh, followed by a litany of praise and grievances from both sides of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  It is, without question, going to be some of the worst theater anyone has seen since “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” premiered on Broadway.




MSNBC: Trump a ‘dictator in making’—Kavanaugh is the ‘Illegitimate’ product of an ‘illegitimate’

Sep 4, 2018 — Robert Laurie

MSNBC: Trump a ‘dictator in the making’ – Kavanaugh is the ‘illegitimate’ product of an ‘illegitimate’ process
I’ll admit it.  When it comes to pointing out the insanity over at MSNBC, I’ve been slacking off a bit.  Rest assured, this isn’t because there hasn’t been any craziness to cover.  To the contrary, they’ve been on such a massive Trump derangement bender that it’s become overwhelming.  Singling out a specific ridiculous moment on MSNBC has become akin to singling out a specific drop of water in the ocean.

So, I haven’t been watching as much.  Still, every now and then, something comes across my desk that I feel is worth passing along.  Today, it’s a clip from the always-ridiculous Morning Joe show. Host Mika Brzezinski and analyst Steve Schmidt were discussing the Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings when things went seriously off the rails.