First off, in case you’re wondering if Hillary Clinton’s compunction bypass surgery was a long-term success, I think this latest demonstration of a complete and utter lack of introspection provides an answer:
Even an IMAX screen can’t handle this much projection.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer’s among the most vocal liberals when it comes to sounding the alarm about how President Trump is treating Vladimir Putin:
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for immediate hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump’s private meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Our Republican colleagues need to join us in demanding testimony from the president’s national security team that was in Helsinki, and we need to do that immediately,” Schumer declared Tuesday. “We need hearings, as soon as possible, to assess what President Trump might have committed to President Putin in secret. President Trump’s public statements were alarming enough.”
“The Senate needs to know what happened behind closed doors. Does anyone believe he was tougher on Putin in secret? You can’t assume anything but as weak as he was in public with President Putin, he was even worse in private. Why else did he not want anyone in the room?” Schumer asked.
After Trump clarified his comments, Schumer wasn’t buying that either:
Schumer’s talking tough about Putin, but it was a different story back in 2003 when the Russian prez and longtime KGB agent was visiting New York. Schumer’s nose couldn’t possibly have gotten any browner. Watch:
Just look at Schumer getting all tough on Putin right to his face!
In New York 2003 Schumer & Putin sharing a Krispy Kreme doughnut & coffee as Russia's Lukoil oil company first New York gas station opens. pic.twitter.com/zCj8XrWPiM
Never mind that just a few years ago the Dems roared with applause after Obama mocked Mitt Romney’s comments about Russia. DC libs are the last people who should be accusing Trump of not being tough enough on Putin. Even an IMAX screen isn’t big enough to handle all this projection.
The word “nonpartisan” here should only be said while accompanied by the most exaggerated finger quotes possible:
Michelle Obama is jumping into the 2018 campaigns with a voter registration initiative that will be strictly nonpartisan — exciting and frustrating top Democrats who’d like the popular former first lady to actively campaign for candidates.
The initiative, scheduled to be launched Thursday, is the result of months of quiet conversations and planning full of false starts and uncertainty about whether to go forward. It will have the former first lady appear in public service announcements and at live events throughout the country into the fall, according to multiple people informed of the plans.
She’ll be joined by several A-list celebrities, including actor Tom Hanks, country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, singer Janelle Monae and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Nothing says “nonpartisan” movement to me more than the inclusion of Michelle Obama and the “Hamilton” creator who said Trump’s going straight to hell.
Are we completely sure that James Comey didn’t send text messages to Peter Strzok under the pseudonym “Lisa Page”? The more this guy talks the more I’m convinced there was in fact a Deep State cabal hell bent on dragging Hillary Clinton across the finish line:
This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must … counteract ambition.” All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.
This is as close to the inside of the White House they’ll get.
Two former advisers to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Philippe Reines and Adam Parkhomenko, staged an emergency protest near the White House last night after the Trump/Putin press conference. Nice to see they’re handing Clinton’s loss — and it was a loss — so maturely:
If someone flew home from Helsinki they’d get back to DC around 9pm. Probably jet lagged. You know what I’d hate if I just got back & needed to sleep? A bunch of people outside my home with bullhorns & air horns.
And they’re planning more for tonight. What I find most fascinating about these ongoing snit fits is the number of people who have so much f***ing free time. But I guess it beats these guys being busy working in the White House — and those pictures are as close to the inside as they’ll get.
Also, if you’re keeping score at home update your talking points accordingly…
Brennan is of course now a big-time media darling because he’s so Resistance-y, and on the Today Show this morning he sounded the alarm again:
“We cannot give Putin a pass, whether it be on interference in our election on Crimea and other things, and that’s what Mr. Trump is doing. And that’s why the outrage on both sides of the aisles is so vehement now.” –@JohnBrennanpic.twitter.com/hga65WT151
All those things — all of it — happened while Brennan was in charge of U.S. Central Intelligence (and while Obama was president). But I wouldn’t expect the media to be very vocal in pointing all that out while listening to the same people who allowed the problem to grow explain how it should all be fixed. It’s always fun when part of the problem wants to be part of the solution.
She should sit this one out, but the MSM won’t let her.
Why the mainstream media lost credibility long ago, part 3,538: ABC News’ panel talking about election meddling featured the notorious question leaker Donna Brazile:
.@donnabrazile on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election: "Now that we know there are several witches, not some 400 pound guy sitting on a bed, the president needs to acknowledge this and recognize that he needs to protect and defend our democracy" #ThisWeekpic.twitter.com/qDGn6o2kEt
They sure sounded different before they completely lost power.
As you’re well aware, Democrats are sounding the “Russia” alarm over a bunch of stuff that happened when Obama was still president:
WATCH: Jason Kander delivers the perfect analogy for why it's patriotic, not partisan, to protect America's democracy. The Russia government’s efforts to disrupt our electoral process have grave implications for our democracy. pic.twitter.com/eYFyMoJIle
If there’s no “blue wave” in November, the Dems will blame Russia instead of their open borders, abortion cheering, tax cut-slamming messaging that middle America finds repugnant, but I digress.
For an explanation why Russia may have felt emboldened, maybe all we need to do is look at what the party in power was saying about them a few years ago. Do these sound like people who believed Russia was a threat to the Republic?
Pres. @BarackObama in 2012: "Gov. Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that Al Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia… The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back." pic.twitter.com/pknOWHeNjm
And let’s not forget Obama’s “more flexibility” promise that Medvedev said he’d “transmit to Vladimir”:
And even though the Obama administration knew about Russia’s meddling in 2016 (Obama said he told Putin to “cut it out”), no Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, thought it was a big deal because they were oh-so-certain that she was going to trounce Trump in the election:
If not standing up to Putin means you’re receiving $$ from him, how much did Obama get?
For my money the funniest part of this NBC News report about Trump losing money on his golf club in Scotland is that it’s about 8 minutes long and they wait until the last 15 seconds to point out that golf course owners rarely profit from their properties. But whatever it takes to help the Democrats keep life in their Russia narrative:
“Sinkholes of money.” Trump’s Scotland property cost more than $50 million in 2014. He bought it even though it was losing money. Since then, he’s spent more than $85 million on renovations – but the resort continues to lose millions of dollars each year. pic.twitter.com/qtfAyFXA79
— On Assignment with Richard Engel (@OARichardEngel) July 14, 2018
That story — the entire thing — is based on one golf writer’s claim four years ago that Eric Trump told him the family gets from Russia some of the money for courses they buy, which Trump has denied.
Top Dem “Russia collusion” conspiracy theorist Rep. Adam Schiff picked up on NBC’s report quickly, of course:
Before meeting Putin, the President will play golf at his course in Scotland, which he paid for with millions in cash. Where did the cash come from? His son, Eric, has said they get all the money they need from Russia.