Rephrased: Politico Disappointed Trump is not as Stupid as his Enemies

Sheriff Bart: Oh, baby, you're so talented... and they are so dumb. Blazing Saddles 1974 Because I'm on vacation (it's so odd to be somewhere an not waiting to interview someone or have to work) I'm not paying attention to things as closely as I might but I was rather shocked to see this headline … Continue reading Rephrased: Politico Disappointed Trump is not as Stupid as his Enemies

Northwest of Hell

by baldilocks At Politico, here's a profile on the ugly history of Portland, Oregon. The fact that Portland erupted as the epicenter in Trump-era political violence in the U.S. is, in a certain sense, surprising. A liberal nirvana, a crunchy, weed-and-hops city where Republicans and plastic bags alike have been all but evicted, Portland has embodied … Continue reading Northwest of Hell

Politico discovers NDAs

Non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, have been around for decades. Politico just discovered them, now that Donald Trump is the President Elect, complete with a Grumpy Trump photo: Trump transition team members sign non-disclosure agreements Trump transition team members had to sign a code of ethics with a pretty significant lobbying ban, but they’ve also had … Continue reading Politico discovers NDAs

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles MSM Spends Friday Proving Ted Cruz Right

The questions that have been asked so far in this debate, illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. And if you look at the questions, Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do the math? John Kasich, can you insult two people … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles MSM Spends Friday Proving Ted Cruz Right

Politico Spins Pelosi…

Ben Franklin:  You seem a little distracted, Mr. Adams. John Adams:  I had thought that you were with us. Ben Franklin: As I am, as I am. John Adams:But not enough to come out and say so. Ben Franklin: Politics is the art of the possible.  What did you get by opposing the motion? It … Continue reading Politico Spins Pelosi…

Hey Politico, WHO won in Kansas?

There are two things that never cease to amaze me. First that the left keeps telling the right this: Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face … Continue reading Hey Politico, WHO won in Kansas?

Hillary Clinton Allies doing 2016 Battlefield Prep?

I wrote about Senator McCaskill working early to establish a meme that will help her in election 2018.  Looking at this story running at the Hillary friendly site Politico  it looks like the Clinton team is playing the same game on offense with Elizabeth Warren concerning her appearance at  the Democracy Alliance an exclusive club of progressive … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Allies doing 2016 Battlefield Prep?

Mike Allen should apologize to Morning Joe Viewers

Today on Morning Joe a fraud was perpetuated on the viewers during Mike Allen's Politico segment. The topic was GOP establishment strength in primaries in 2014.  Jazz Shaw touched on the subject at HotAir this weekend: it just may turn out that McConnell is finding some room to relax. Chris McDaniel has made some gains … Continue reading Mike Allen should apologize to Morning Joe Viewers

Politico’s Eddie Crispo Gambit

Raj: Who’s this mysterious buddy you suddenly have? Howard: Just a guy. I know a guy. Raj: Is it Eddie Crispo? Howard: No, I can’t tell you who it is. Stop asking. Raj: Who else could it be? It has to be Eddie Crispo. Howard: I know lots of dangerous people, okay? Raj: Name one. … Continue reading Politico’s Eddie Crispo Gambit

Anthony Weiner in bed with ….Politico? UPDATED w/email response

I know that a lot of people are basking in the schadenfreude of Anthony Weiner being, well...being Anthony Weiner but there is a VITAL part of the story that is getting almost no play. Weiner also allegedly promised the source a job at Politico That is ringing alarm bells all over my head. That Anthony … Continue reading Anthony Weiner in bed with ….Politico? UPDATED w/email response

Media Lessons learned on the Right at Politico…

Whatever else you might say about Tina Brown, she’s undeniably brilliant at convincing investors to lose money on her projects. Robert Stacy McCain The Weekly Newsbeast Nov 11th 2010 Trueman-Lodge: We started this place strictly as a cover, but Professor Joe turns a tidy profit. License to Kill 1989 Reading Glenn's Links to Althouse on Politico … Continue reading Media Lessons learned on the Right at Politico…

Politico, Morning Joe “Legitimate Polls” & Realville

If it's day ending in "y" we have a poll showing Mitt Romney in terrible shape: A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters finds little good news for Mitt Romney but a race that remains competitive. Obama leads 50 percent to 47 percent, which is within the margin of error. His 50 … Continue reading Politico, Morning Joe “Legitimate Polls” & Realville

Exactly Who is taking a hit from Politico’s story?

At the end of my weekly game night session over a friend's home I was scrounging a ride to the airport for next week's trip to Phoenix (Barbara Espinosa) and Denver (Blogcon) when the subject of the election came up. Much to my surprise the two most liberal members of my game group expressed support … Continue reading Exactly Who is taking a hit from Politico’s story?

Deep Thought at Journo-list Politico

There is a bit in Stacy McCain's American Spectator piece that deserves more attention than simply an update to my previous post: Politico said it had been pursuing the story for "several weeks." Cain's spokesman, J.D. Gordon, said other news organizations had previously inquired about the harassment allegations and declined to pursue the story. Now … Continue reading Deep Thought at Journo-list Politico

Politico going the full Scooter Libby

Watching Morning Joe, CNN and MSNBC last night it has become clear what the MSM strategy is on Herman Cain. The Story on Herman Cain that politico has released has been short on specifics. Basically we have an accusation that Herman Cain did something: Politico won't say what it is. by two people Politico won't … Continue reading Politico going the full Scooter Libby

Roxeanne DeLuca on FIRE

I love Roxeanne's post on the Herman Cain story, first there is the lawyerly perspective: From a legal perspective, this is absurd. As Erick Erickson points out, sexual harassment cases against a wealthy, high-profile man do not settle for five figures unless the claim is total b.s., and it’s easier to settle than to pay … Continue reading Roxeanne DeLuca on FIRE

Seaching for Herman Cain’s coke can: Update: watch Politico squirm

I have been going back and forth between Herman Cain and Rick Santorum in my mind for the last few weeks. If there is anything that is likely to push me over the edge in Favor of Herman Cain it's this. The sources — which include the recollections of close associates and other documentation — … Continue reading Seaching for Herman Cain’s coke can: Update: watch Politico squirm

Dept of you can’t make this up UPDATE Morning Joe Zogby Who?

This has been a good twelve hours for Herman Cain First he wins the Twin City Tea Party Straw poll, BOTH for president and VP and appearing on over 60% of the ballots. Then he tops in the New Zogby poll Then the next day Morgan Freeman who Cain hit the day before over his … Continue reading Dept of you can’t make this up UPDATE Morning Joe Zogby Who?