A president dealing with a national issue that arouses anxieties has to take time and speak repeatedly on the plan and the goal, with the kind of specificity that encourages confidence. “You win the argument, then you win legislatively,” Newt Gingrich said in an interview this week, paraphrasing Margaret Thatcher. And a president must always appear to be leading, not meekly tagging leaders within the Congress.
From where do you get the nerve to speak up now? Why not speak up when you were being attacked and blamed for everything that ails mankind for the past 16 years? Donald Trump said you lied, they said you were Hitler. Why so defensive now? Is it because you did lie? You think the inauguration “was some weird s…”? Well, how about your presidency? That former president “was some weird s….” You think with that “innocent” mind that if President Trump is worse than you, the left will forget about you? Is it some weird sense of relief you are experiencing?
Much of the hostility toward Putin stems from the fact that he not only defies the West, when standing up for Russia’s interests, he often succeeds in his defiance and goes unpunished and unrepentant. He not only remains popular in his own country, but has admirers in nations whose political establishments are implacably hostile to him.
It’s time for the President to change the password on his Twitter account and focus his efforts on fulfilling his promise to pass a bill that will actually do what Ryancare never will – lower premiums for the forgotten Americans the Freedom Caucus represents.
The moral of the story; not everyone who drops a load of dung on you is your enemy, and not everyone who digs you out is your friend.
President Trump’s anti-Freedom Caucus tweets are causing concern among conservatives. Plus, Poll shows Americans want Gorsuch confirmed, not filibustered, and, Don’t look now but John McCain is trying to save the Democrats from drowning.
What has come out of all this snooping? No evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, as even Obama aides James Clapper and Mike Morrell have conceded. But it is yielding plenty of evidence of criminal collusion between the Obama administration and the media. Only the chattering class would have the Orwellian gall to shift the scandal from the Obama administration investigating a political opponent and inflicting damage on him through criminal leaks to the Republicans’ exposure of that devious gambit.
My overall impression after the meeting was that the White House is very engaged and committed to pushing the President’s government reform and spending priorities. Whether the President pushes his priorities through a tweet storm or by turning on his legendary sales skills remains to be seen, but this isn’t the kind of "show vote" government that we are used to from Capitol Hill Republicans, this is real.
This is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but the one that no one seems to be talking about is how did someone who was outside of government, and who was advising Hillary Clinton, have access to secret intelligence long after she left her official duties?
Republicans set on giving healthcare another shot. Will they get it right this time? Plus, In a political environment beset with chaos Mike Pence provides a stable influence, and, Media just doesn’t get Trump daughter Ivanka’s White House office.
Donald Trump is the perfect change agent for draining the research swamp. And the perfect time is now, when he’s cutting the corporate income tax—and cutting it by more than 57 percent. Draining the research swamp immediately, thereby maximizing the long-term returns, is a breakthrough government could justly take pride in producing.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On tax reform, economic growth, reducing the size and scope of government and many other areas President Trump has indicated he wants to pass a bold conservative agenda. Let’s make it our job to be the “fourth force” that pushes him to the right and convinces him that to pass that agenda he must explicitly and actively move right and align himself with conservatives.
President Trump's action ordering the Attorney General to settle the lawsuits pending over Obama's Clean Energy plan opens the possibility that the Attorney General could enter consent agreements with the states, trade associations, rural electric co-ops and labor unions that would put his pro-growth energy policies into a legal framework that would be difficult if not impossible for a future president or Congress to unwind.
If you were a Republican president, would you turn to Maxine Waters to help you with your agenda? Plus, Republicans’ next move should focus on what voters care about the most, and, By show of hands, how many of you Democrats will vote for cloture?
From Russia’s point of view, considering their strategic and economic interests, a pliable Obama 2.0 would have been far better than Trump, with his pro-oil-and-gas domestic agenda, his promised defense buildup, and his unpredictable Jacksonian promises to help friends and hurt enemies.
Both Brennan and officials in the Baltic States had strong incentives to help Hillary and hurt Trump. That Brennan and some Baltic spies teamed up to inflate the significance of some half-baked intelligence from a recording isn’t surprising. Only in such a feverish partisan milieu would basic questions go unasked, such as: Is it really a good idea to investigate a political opponent on the basis of a lead provided by a country that wants to see him lose?
Why would Schumer squander his political capital by denying a quality candidate like Judge Gorsuch a vote? Does he also think that a collapsing Obamacare—even its backers believe is in need of corrective surgery—will be an asset for his imperiled colleagues in 2018? The last time Democrats headed down that Radical Road and nominated George McGovern, they lost 49 states.
Democrats, environmentalists, and big businesses that profited from the overweening regulations will attack Trump and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for rolling back Obama's rules. But undoing the clean power plan should be seen as a victory for the economy, for sound science, and for the rule of law.
The change in tone in Sean Spicer's White House press briefing is a very important piece of trail craft that tells us Priebus’ influence is waning and that the Ryancare disaster has shown just how out of his depth the White House Chief of Staff is, given that his primary qualification for the job was his long home state relationship with Speaker Paul Ryan.
Our friend Michael Patrick Leahy has shown that there’s more than willful blindness behind the bizarre rulings against President Trump's Executive Orders on travel from terrorism hotspots. There’s a potential conspiracy involving Democrat holdovers at the Department of Homeland Security, Muslim sympathizers in the media and the shadowy “immigrant rights” groups and Democratic state Attorneys General that have brought the lawsuits to overturn the President’s Executive Order.