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Anderson Cooper Loses The Mask - Drops Veneer of Objectivity - Attacks Trump On Twitter!

Trump Tweeted this morning:

Donald J. Trump‏  

The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!

Anderson Cooper responded:

Anderson Cooper‏

Replying to @realDonaldTrump

Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser.

First of all, Trump did not endorse Moore in the primary. He endorsed Strange. He's not denying he supported Moore in the general; he just thought he'd have a hard time winning. He was right. Cooper's Tweet is #FakeNews

This is FANTASTIC for Trump. Trump has claimed for the longest time that reporters (CNN in particular) had a personal animus towards him. Anderson dropped the thin veneer of objectivity and proved his point with a personal attack AND false Twe…

Trump's Prophetic Words About The Jones/Moore Election & This Election Vs. 2016 By The Numbers

When the Alabama Republican Senate Primaries were going on, Trump endorsed Senator Luther Strange.  He said Luther Strange and he had a good working relationship and that he was a vote easily given that Trump needed when he was having trouble rallying the healthcare votes.

Many people, however, criticized Trump for that choice.  I was among them to an extent.  I was frustrated, as were many, at the time with the Republican inaction.  They couldn't get healthcare through on multiple attempts, and they still don't back him on immigration.  At the time, the tax reform bill hadn't gone through as it has now.  We also saw few standing up for Trump with respect to the Russia probe.  Therefore, I think the frustration with McConnell led me to support an anti-establishment figure as McConnell had backed Luther Strange.

However, I recall the night of the rally with Trump and Strange.  Trump got up there calling Strange Big Luther (a reference to his height) and talked about how he …

The Media (Who Only Talked About the Navajo Because Of Trump) Accuse Trump Of Using Racial Slur To Navajo

Yesterday, while having an event celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers, Trump made a quip about Elizabeth Warren:

"I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you -- they call her Pocahontas!  But you know what, I like you. You are special people."

The media went ballistic and are still going bonkers this morning.  I watched the event, though, and I find it disheartening that the media didn't cover the full event.  They only isolated one sentence from it.  A check of timelines from reporters present quickly shows that reporters covered only the line about Elizabeth Warren (for example CNN's Zeleny and Acosta) - nothing else.

The CNN article - just Pocahontas:

CNN actually had another article of "analysis" from De…

Thoughts And Analysis On The Northam Win

As I predicted, Northam won the Virginia governorship.  Some takeaways.  Some say it is a referendum on Trump, and that is indeed why Northam won.  Obviously, anti-Trump sentiment played a part in that.  However, I don't believe Trump himself is necessarily the primary reason that he won because Trump himself lost the state, and this wasn't a Trump guy.  Here is some analysis:

1. Trump lost the state of Virginia by 5% points.  This was in an election where people stayed home because they weren't enthused about Hillary.  Trump's approval rating is very low in Virginia (low 30s).  Less Democrats turned out than those who voted for Hillary, but less Republicans turned out than those who voted for Trump.  Democrats did turn out in a larger margin relative to Republicans even though the number of votes was less due to it being a midterm:

From ABC:

VIRGINIA – In the bitterly fought Virginia race, 34 percent of voters in the network exit poll said they were voting to express o…

A High Ground Maneuver

In analyzing back and forth regarding the fallen soldier La David Johnson, it's almost unbelievable that this phone call to a grieving widow became a controversy that has spanned into it's second week  I feel it could have been nipped in the bud very quickly.

I didn't have access to a computer, and I was watching CNN to see what the left was angry over the night this came out, and I saw Breaking News.  The news said that Trump said to the widow of a fallen soldier "He knew what he signed up for."  This was the Don Lemon show, and his hatred of the President is visceral.  His show is often a two hour hit piece, with most of the guests and analysts being people who also dislike the President.  That said, when I read this, I initially thought, well, what's wrong with that?  Isn't that a common phrase used with respect to our soldiers to connote bravery?  I thought people knew that.  However, I knew immediately what CNN/the left was about to do.  I felt a sic…

Bob Corker Bashes Trump To the New York Times - Gives Democrats A Gift

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

New York Times ^ | October 8, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MARK LANDLER

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”

In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Mr. Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”

“He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”


It began on Sunday morning when Mr. Trump, posting on Twitter, accused Mr. Corker of deciding not to run for re-election because he “didn’t have the guts.” Mr. Corker shot back in his own tweet: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed…

Responding To The New York Times Article Saying The Republicans Could Primary Trump

Republicans Make Moves for 2020 as Trump Doubts Grow

New York Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
Posted on ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2017‎ ‎2‎:‎20‎:‎43‎ ‎AM

Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.

President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved.

The would-be candidates are cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups and carefully enhancing their profiles. Mr. Trump has given no indication that he will decline to seek a second term.

But the sheer disarray sur…