Ten Reasons the Media’s Freak-Out Over the Helsinki Debacle Isn’t Credible with Trump Voters

I am on record sharing the media’s overwhelming disdain for how President Donald Trump failed to stand up to Vladimir Putin in nearly every possible way during their now infamous Helsinki press conference. It must be now explained, however, why the media’s near universal freak-out over Trump sucking up to a tyrannical killer who hacked our 2016 election is not going to have nearly the impact that it should — nor would have had even just a few short years ago. As a conservative, it has been quite fascinating to see liberal media icons and even prominent Democrats, talking passionately about the dangers of the Russian menace and speak glowingly of Ronald Reagan for how he forcefully took on, and essentially defeated, the old Soviet Union. Having been a Reagan fan since I was nine years old, the only other times I recall him getting such universal personal praise from Continue reading "Ten Reasons the Media’s Freak-Out Over the Helsinki Debacle Isn’t Credible with Trump Voters"

Obama Blasts ‘Political Leaders’ For ‘Utter Loss of Shame’ in South Africa Speech

Former President Barack Obama is weighing in on the current political landscape. And he does not like what he sees. During an address in South Africa on Tuesday, the ex-president — without naming names — swiped at “political leaders” for taking extreme liberties with the truth. “Unfortunately, too much of politics today seems to reject the very concept of objective truth,” Obama said. “People just make stuff up…we see the utter loss of shame among political leaders where they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and they lie some more. Continue reading "Obama Blasts ‘Political Leaders’ For ‘Utter Loss of Shame’ in South Africa Speech"

WATCH: Fox News Debate Rages After Ex-Bush Staffer Rips Obama For Saying We Live in ‘Strange Times’

“Given the strange and uncertain times that we are in, and they are strange, and they are uncertain…each day’s news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines.” Those are the words of former President Barack Obama — speaking at an event in South Africa. And those words drew the ire of former George W. Bush White House staffer Brad Blakeman Tuesday on Fox News. “Disgraceful,” Blakeman said. “The fact that a former American president on foreign soil would say the comments he did — veiled comments, by the way, not direct — about this president and the current state of American affairs…It’s beyond the pale that the president would do that.” The fiery reaction to what seemed to be — at most — a mild critique from the ex-president set off former Obama staffer and current vice DNC chair Michael Blake. “This is absurd that we listen Continue reading "WATCH: Fox News Debate Rages After Ex-Bush Staffer Rips Obama For Saying We Live in ‘Strange Times’"

Mitt Romney Burns Obama in Statement Condemning Trump For Putin Presser

Add Mitt Romney‘s name to the growing list of Republican lawmakers who have rebuked President Donald Trump for his bizarre press conference Monday morning in which he capitulated to Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin. Romney — who’s running for Senate in Utah and has been an on-and-off critic of the president — called Trump’s performance “disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles.” But he also managed to take a shot at his former 2012 presidential campaign opponent Barack Obama in the statement. Back during the 2012 campaign, Obama mocked Romney for calling Russia the “biggest geopolitical threat” facing America. “The 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” Obama said to Romney. That has obviously changed, with Russia successfully attacking US elections in 2016 and challenging American foreign policy from the Middle East to Ukraine. Continue reading "Mitt Romney Burns Obama in Statement Condemning Trump For Putin Presser"

Jake Tapper Presses Dem Senator on Russian Meddling: Seems Obvious Obama Didn’t Do Enough

President Donald Trump has defended his administration against criticism over election meddling at the hands of Russians, claiming the his predecessor didn’t do enough to stop it. CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on that exact point, suggesting it was clear President Barack Obama was too lax in his approach to reports of hacking during his tenure. “Obviously the Russians are responsible for Russian actions,” Tapper said this morning. “But looking at the indictment and everything we know now about the Russian election interference, in retrospect, shouldn’t President Obama and his administration have done much more?” At first, Warner skirted around the question, noting that the intelligence Committee would “lay out what the Obama Administration and FBI should have done or shouldn’t have done shortly.” However, Tapper pushed him on the matter, stating, “President Obama did not do enough to stop this while it was Continue reading "Jake Tapper Presses Dem Senator on Russian Meddling: Seems Obvious Obama Didn’t Do Enough"

Meghan McCain Praises Obama For Sending Her Handwritten Letter After She Publicly Slammed Him

As Meghan McCain talked about the state of American civility today with her colleagues on The View, she spoke of heartwarming gesture she received from the man who defeated her father in the 2008 presidential election. The conversation gravitated around the ongoing public confrontations of political officials, the most recent of which were the protests against Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As they discussed the negative potential consequences of these protests, McCain told her co-hosts about a tender message former president Barack Obama sent her shortly after her marriage.
“I want to share a story because everything has been so negative and so awful. I was thinking about, ‘I need a story of bipartisanship that’s really nice to bring to the show today.’ So after I got married, I came home, and I had a personal, handwritten letter from President Obama, congratulating me Continue reading "Meghan McCain Praises Obama For Sending Her Handwritten Letter After She Publicly Slammed Him"

Chris Cuomo Battles Antonio Sabato Over Political Civility in Bizarre Interview: How Does it Help When You Call Obama a Muslim?

Chris Cuomo and actor Antonio Sabato Jr. had a major collision tonight on CNN over the deteriorating state of civility in American politics. The conversation began with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) — whom Sabato called “the hustler of hate” for her encouragement of people harassing Trump Administration staff in public. He also said Waters should be arrested for not being doing more to address crime or get involved in ways to help her district. Cuomo challenged Sabato on that point — as the actor grumbled that the CNN anchor was trying to change the subject. Cuomo questioned Sabato about how much he and President Donald Trump can truly accomplish if incivility keeps both political sides from cooperating. And then Cuomo brought up the times when the actor baselessly claimed that former president Barack Obama is Muslim. “How is that helpful?” Cuomo asked. Sabato dismissed the question as irrelevant to Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Battles Antonio Sabato Over Political Civility in Bizarre Interview: How Does it Help When You Call Obama a Muslim?"