6 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-3-19

  1. Poor Mittens.

    Talk about not reading the room……

    I guess Ricky will have a new traitor, and actual cult member, to adore.



    “South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham had harsh words for his fellow Michigan Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the newly elected senator wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post attacking President Donald Trump’s character.

    Graham joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News radio to discuss the incoming senator’s op-ed and Graham did not hold back. When asked about the wisdom of Romney publishing such a piece so early into his time in Washington, Graham said bluntly, “Well, how does it work to the advantage of the people of Utah?”

    Graham said he knows Romney well.

    “He decided to go back into public service; I’m glad he did,” Graham said of Romney. “Now, what drove him back into public service? Was it to be a foe of President Trump? I hope not because I don’t think the people of Utah voted for him to do that.””

    “Graham concluded by issuing a dire warning to Romney about the fleeting praise of the media and urged him to learn from what happened to Brett Kavanaugh.

    “The people who are applauding Romney today for standing up to Trump and going after Trump will turn on Romney the moment he votes for something that they don’t like,” Graham said.

    Graham continued:

    He’s got to learn from Kavanaugh. It’s really not about Trump, it’s about us. It’s about conservatism. They want to destroy the conservative movement, not just Trump. Kavanaugh was the Bush guy, Brian, he wasn’t the Trump guy. Trump picked somebody from the Bush world who was highly qualified, that brought the party together. Instead of smooth sailing, rewarding the president to pick somebody highly qualified, the Democrats chose to try to destroy Kavanaugh.

    “What I want Sen. Romney to know, it’s not just about Trump — it’s about us,” Graham warned, “And remember what they tried to do to you, Mitt, when they got through with you? You were a bad guy. The truth is, you’re a good guy, but in their world you will always be a bad guy if you try to cross them on policy.””


  2. Admitting the obvious bias.


    “A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”

    Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.

    In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female executive editor until her firing, invoked Steve Bannon’s slam that in the Trump era the mainstream media have become the “opposition party.”

    “Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump,” Abramson writes, adding that she believes the same is true of the Washington Post. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”

    What’s more, she says, citing legendary 20th century publisher Adolph Ochs, “the more anti-Trump the Times was perceived to be, the more it was mistrusted for being biased. Ochs’s vow to cover the news without fear or favor sounded like an impossible promise in such a polarized environment.”

    Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. “The more ‘woke’ staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,” she writes.”


    They’re so woke.

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  3. There are two types of political leaders:
    1. Those who want to help the country.
    2. Those who want to be president.
    I really believe Trump ran because he has a vision.
    He had it made. He doesn’t need all this harassment.
    I’ve said several times before, his manner irritates me. His vision, I support.

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  4. My dad shocked us again this week, with his very anti Trump attitude. Dad is a life long economic Republican who thinks Hillary would have been better. He says anybody who voted for him is dumb (That would be me). He has always been rather bright so this is kind of strange. He gets all his info from CSpan and that sort of source. He was very anti Kavanaugh. He believes that the political leaders are a separate class and should not have to follow the rules. It is astounding to hear him talk like this after years and years of hearing the other way, but he is so adamant that Trump is bad for the nation, he cannot even see the positives that he has brought about or is working on. He does not like his manner so does not like his vision.

    Do we know anything about the “presidential” ness of other presidents? I wonder if some of them appeared to be not presidential enough for some of the voters but were still doing a fine job.

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  5. If you read comments about other presidents, you know they were thought not to be presidential enough. Lincoln had to sneak into the capitol. I am amazed how some are so vilified while in office and then made into wise and wonderful leaders years later when convenient for another politicians agenda. I truly wish we had some wonderful statesmen, but doubt any would be voted into office.

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