Wed Jul 18, 2018 AT 4:38 PM EDT
When the cant and emotionalism subside, the Helsinki summit will go down in history as a turning point in this American president’s struggle to disembowel the bipartisan regime of complacency and lassitude he successfully ran against. It may also be a modest inflection point in U.S.-Russian relations.
President Trump knew what he was getting into in holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin. He knew the press would ask him whose version of Russian meddling in the 2016 election does he believe? Putin’s? Or that of former U.S. intelligence agency directors John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey? The question came and President Trump quickly moved to the missing Clinton servers and 33,000 erased Clinton emails under congressional subpoena.
Trump’s response causes the ultimate evocation to the voters in this epic battle that has been lurching and raging over America and astonishing the world for two years. Many of the president’s political supporters expressed genuine regret. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Trump had “missed an opportunity” to confront Putin publicly, and Newt Gingrich said that the president’s remarks were a “serious error,” requiring immediate correction. The departing NeverTrumpers like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and John McCain (R-Ariz.), and even Trump late-comers like Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), were more critical. The Democrats offered almost uniform expressions of shock and anger that the president had humiliated the country.
They all missed the point. The real issue surged to the surface and into the ether in a blinding flash about five minutes after the joint press conference ended in the form of a tweet from former CIA director John Brennan… Reports American Greatness
Real Clear Politics: Snopes and Editorializing Fact Checks
Washington Examiner: House Democrats to Form ‘Medicare for All’ Caucus
Washington Examiner: Ex-Clinton Spokesman to James Comey: ‘Democrats Don’t Want Your Endorsement’
Thu Jul 5, 2018 AT 3:28 PM EDT
What a fascinating and momentous time we live in — a time that may well be remembered as an awakening of our great nation. President Trump, the catalyst, has changed the debate in this country on seemingly everything from identity politics and immigration to trade and foreign policy. Barack Obama said he wanted to “fundamentally transform” the United States, and did his best to carry out that promise to the detriment of the country. But it seems Trump could be the greater “transformative” president. All for the good—a transformation back to our constitutional and historical roots after almost a century of progressivism.
And he certainly is changing the Republican Party along with we’ve come to know as the “conservative movement.”
Critics will say that Trump is “not a conservative” and that he doesn’t have any governing philosophy but, as they have been with almost everything when it comes to Trump, the critics are wrong. Trump does indeed have a governing philosophy. It just isn’t the one we have been hearing from Republican leaders for the past 40 years—including everyone from Jack Kemp, Newt Gingrich, the Bushes, Paul Ryan, and all of the leading conservative think tanks, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and the rest… reports American Greatness
The Washington Times: RNC to Focus on ‘Militant’ and ‘Extremist’ Democrats for Midterms
The Daily Caller: Trump Doubles Down, Demands Illegals Turned Away at Border
National Journal: Democrats Underperforming With Hispanic Voters
Thu Jun 28, 2018 AT 10:52 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday vowed to hold a vote on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor this fall, setting up a contentious political battle ahead of the critical midterm elections.
But while Democrats insisted that Kennedy’s replacement should not be considered until after voters have their say in November, many members of the party acknowledged the ominous political reality they now confront. Democrats are powerless to stop President Donald Trump from getting his second justice on the nation’s highest court… reports The Daily Beast
PJ Media: The Democrats Go Full Venezuela
Washington Times: Nasty, Tea Party-style Internal Battle Looms for Democrats
The Daily Caller: Trump Rips ‘Sputtering’ Blue Wave — Predicts Massive ‘Red Wave’