The Extremist Show Is Just Starting

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At the entrance to Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Charlottesville was a defeat for America but a win for the provocateurs in our midst.

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By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

Donald Trump failed to follow the script laid down for every president. Any outrage involving white racism or neo-Nazi activity should be responded to with an unambiguous denunciation of white racism or neo-Nazis, without qualification or distracting details. Yes, it might be good for the country if the media were a tad less rigid in enforcing such scripts, but that’s not an excuse for presidential ineptitude.

For journalists, though, details and qualifications are interesting. One such qualification is how Peter Beinart, a former editor of the New Republic, ended his serendipitously timed article in the Atlantic magazine about the rise of left-wing violence. He says violent activists of left and right have become the “unlikeliest allies.”

So how did Charlottesville, Va., turn itself into a stage for their latest, and perhaps age-defining, spectacle?

The city is a Democratic town, run by a Democratic machine. Its elections are typically settled in a Democratic primary. The GOP is a non-factor. Of the three City Council members who voted in February to remove a Robert E. Lee statue from a town park, two who thereafter faced re-election are now gone.

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Desperate Dems: Claire McCaskill calls Obamacare a ‘mistake’

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By: Monica Sowalter  The American Thinker

For all the yelling from the press about President Trump being in political trouble, a gander at what the Democrats are experiencing is of far greater significance as election midterms approach. They’re running scared. Take the case of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, whose ‘yes’ vote on the Affordable Care Act, alongside the Democratic herd, has brought her untold problems with her voters.

In desperation, she’s now called Obamacare “a mistake,” and explicitly disavowed the mess that has left her constituents poorer and angrier at her town hall meetings.

And why shouldn’t they be?

Twenty-five counties in Missouri have no insurers whatsoever on Obamacare exchanges. None. They’ve all pulled out of the money-bleeding disaster due to ‘sustainabilty’ issues, as one insurer told The Hill. UnitedHealthcare bailed, then Aetna, and now Blue Cross / Blue Shield. It’s a stampede. Two counties have just one insurer.

Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city.

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After the Coup, What Then?

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By Patrick Buchanan

 

That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.

As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates.

The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent.

Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets.

Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40 percent in most of the rest.

Before Trump departed D.C., The Washington Post ran transcripts of his phone conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

Even Obama administration veterans were stunned.

So, it is time to ask: If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/08/after_the_coup_what_then_134688.html

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Rasmussen Reports: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Sixty-two percent (62%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 50% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -25. (see trends).

Trump’s overall approval numbers this week are lower than any Barack Obama received during his entire presidency.

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”That Sinking Feeling”

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”The Walking Dead”

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It’s time to apologize to Trump over Russia

By Jay Sekulow FOXNEWS.COM

The constant drumbeat by the Left and the liberal media is really getting old. The never-ending push to link President Trump to Russia is not only absurd but even has many Democrats urging party leaders to stop talking about Russia.

Let’s not forget how this really began. Just weeks ago, fired FBI Director James Comey admitted under oath that he leaked privileged documents to a friend to give to reporters at the New York Times. Memos that he had written in the course of his official government duties about privileged conversations with the president.

The reason: Comey testified that he did so to manipulate the situation and force the appointment of a Special Counsel. And, as we know – that’s ultimately what occurred.

Since that testimony, there have been news reports indicating that President Obama actually knew about the attempts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race through a cyber campaign.

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……”The Millstone”

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The Passing of the Pelosi Era

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By:  Patrick Buchanan

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia’s Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand.

But in Tuesday’s final round, Ossoff, after the most costly House race in history, got 48 percent again, and lost. If Democratic donors are grabbing pitchforks, who can blame them?

And what was Karen Handel’s cutting issue?

Ossoff lived two miles outside the district and represented the values of the Democratic minority leader, whom he would vote to make the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco.

The Pelosi factor has been a drag on Democrats in all four of the special elections the party has lost since Trump’s November triumph.

Prediction: Democrats will not go into the 2018 Congressional elections with San Fran Nan as the party’s face and future. No way. As President Kennedy said, “Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.”

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……Besides Ossof, their was another Big Loser in Georgia’s 6th District this past Tuesday

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