[Huffpoo] Jimmy Carter remains unimpressed with President Donald Trump’s belated effort to take note of and honor the late Sen. John McCain’s service to the U.S.
In fact, the 93-year-old former president characterized it as "at best adequate."
Carter spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday about Trump’s responses after McCain ― who endured torture as a POW during the Vietnam war, served more than 45 years in Congress and was the 2008 GOP presidential nominee ― died at his home in Arizona on Saturday.
"I think it was a very serious mistake Trump made, and his friends and opponents corrected him, I think, quite adequately," Carter said.
Trump in an initial tweet offered his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain’s family, but offered no praise for his fellow Republican, with whom he had a contentious relationship. According to The Washington Post, on Sunday Trump rejected the release of an official White House statement that would have celebrated the 81-year-old McCain as a "hero,"
Bipartisan criticism of Trump’s seeming pettiness intensified after flags at the White House returned to full staff on Monday, less than two days after McCain had died. The White House was operating under the protocol of keeping the flag at half-staff only for a day-and-a-half following the death of a sitting member of Congress. Anything beyond that would require a presidential proclamation.
Trump issued such a proclamation later on Monday, and in that statement said that "despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country."
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
08/29/2018 16:05 Comments ||
McCain arranged a posthumous 'FU' to the POTUS by "explicitly dis-inviting him" .. that is Fine, because Trump. Trump, however, is supposed to just take it...Why?
I wish Trump had sent the Assistant to the Under-Secretary of the Navy as the representative. McCain is a Navy vet, right? Respond to McCain's disrespect with a carefully calculated snub. But that wouldn't be Trump, so --- *Meh* Who cares, the Left will stop "loving" McCain's corpse as soon as they can no longer use it to bludgeon a Republican.
I don’t see it anywhere right now, but there is nice little graphic floating around. It is a picture of Forest Gump (I think) that has at its top text that goes “And just like that” with text at the bottom being the latest prog obsession, just dropping into utter obscurity the last prog mob obsession. It is perfect.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
08/29/2018 22:20 Comments ||
Election season is upon us again, two years after one of the wildest roller-coaster political campaigns in recent memory. This time, it's Congress on the ballot, not Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. Yet President Trump is still on the ballot ‐ his agenda, his policies, his future.
If Democrats win the House, we can expect Trump's economic plans to be put on hold. Aside from the unlikely prospect of impeachment, Democrats will use every congressional committee under their control to investigate the president and his administration. Endless hearings, subpoenas, and media coverage will have the Trump administration spending every waking hour answering to Congress, leaving little time to make America great again.
...Then there are the opinion polls, a staple of any election cycle. Are the polls reflecting public opinion, or are they another tool of the media and their patrons in the Democratic Party to affect the outcome of an election? Are the media projecting, doing exactly what they accused Russia of doing: meddling in an election?
...Let's go back to 2016, when all but one poll predicted a Hillary Clinton victory. Here is a summary courtesy of Real Clear Politics.
...Remember that "more than 90 percent of D.C. journalists vote Democratic, with an even higher number giving to Democrats or liberal-leaning political action committees." These are the people commissioning the polls and interpreting the results for us. Take it all with a big grain of salt.
Remember too that even though Donald Trump is not on any ballot this coming November, his agenda is ‐ future judicial appointments, trade deals, tax cuts, curbing illegal immigration, and continuing to drain the corrupt Deep State swamp. Your vote could make the difference.
To the entire world. Europe is gone to the Muslims - it's only a matter of time before Western Europe becomes the Arsenal of Dar el Islam. China behaves more & more as pre WWI Germany - and they own the American ruling class, the ones that Trump's revolution targets, in fee simple.
Two weeks after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a review of domestic abuse allegations against Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the public still has scant information about the probe.
The DNC has offered no details on who exactly is running the probe, what evidence they have uncovered or when they expect to have enough information to either affirm or withdraw their support for Ellison.
Ellison, the deputy chair of the DNC and Democratic nominee for Minnesota attorney general, is accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-girlfriend, liberal Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan.
Why is this in the new John McCain Space bill just passed?
[GovTrack] Beginning March 1, 2019, if the Secretary proposes to issue a solicitation for a contract for space launch services for which the use of reusable launch vehicles is not eligible for the award of the contract, the Secretary shall notify in writing the appropriate congressional committees of such proposed solicitation, including justifications for such ineligibility, by not later than 10 days after issuing such solicitation.
As a character in Heart of Darkness said, "Him dead, Mistuh Kurtz. Him gahdamn dead..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/29/2018 9:50 Comments ||
Orwellian Wordsmithing -- the more lofty and humanitarian an organization, cause, or proposed new law the more that I suspect some dastardly motive hidden somewhere in it. The Devil is truly in the details.
to be fair Glenmore, it wasn’t anything John did that caused the USS Forest Fire: if anything the loose ordn ance could have been caused by a sloppy Ordie. (note: i dont say that lightly as most ordjes i worked with were true pros, but sometimes sh!t happens)
I just tried Googling "Trump news". Most of it is opinion pieces by liberals, toned down from the usual hysterical rhetoric to damning him by faint praise or suggesting a bunch of negative "what-if" scenarios involving Trump. There are a few "Trump can't do anything about Google" pieces, too. Ask Ma Bell what that means. I also saw plenty of "there's no way Google is biased" pieces too, surely by known experts in the field and backed up by research (which they forgot to provide).
This is from a group that believes that "louder is more successful". They work by drowning out competing viewpoints. By the way, what product do they sell? Advertising.
Posted by: ed in texas ||
08/29/2018 7:31 Comments ||
Google search is biased? I'm shocked. Google bought YouTube for $1.65 bil in 2006. Many conservatives who use Youtube have been screwed as well. Reports of demonitization, censorship of content, etc.
It might be interesting if, instead of regulating Google, the government set up a system whereby the various search engines are rated on their biases and/or impartiality. I mean, if Google wants to be a leftist shill corporation it is their right. But the people should also have a right to know that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/29/2018 12:19 Comments ||
Starting the process of looking at google and social media as monopolies and emerging public utilities offers a menu for profit to two of the most merciless and rapacious elements of modern American society: politicians and lawyers. Even the most venal socialists among them cannot resist the scent of all that money on the hoof. Ma Bell stories will be dusted off in short order. The revolution always eats its own.
News print is dying and digital also.I believe most of commercial media is dying as well. The consumer is not considered. Rather the consumer is ignored. Rush or Hannity are shining examples of delivering what the people want. They are thriving.
Someone needs to come up with a legitimate alternate search engine. Everyone I've tried was mediocre. Same with Facebook. Maybe the Koche brothers could stop fighting about the great wall of Mexico and invest some money where it will do some good.
The issue of a Chinese spy working in the office of California senator Dianne Feinstein has become the non-story of the year ‐ perhaps of the young century. Details of the whys and wherefores regarding the employment of a Chinese operative in the office of the former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee don't seem to interest anyone in particular, but especially the media and even leading Republicans.
It's as if a veil has been drawn over the entire story. And what a story it is.
The questions that Feinstein herself is avoiding are related not only to the spy in her office, but also to Feinstein's longstanding ties with the Chinese communist government and the cozy relationship she has cultivated with it.
Congressional Republicans view Feinstein's opponent, California state Senate Majority Leader Kevin de León, as even worse for its agenda than Feinstein.
The Deep State (+UniParty) operating. Feinstein is worth around $80 mil. A deep dive into her finances might be revealing. The Clintons also had some cozy arrangements with the Chinese. Follow the money...though it doesn't seem like anyone is interested.
I always wondered why there were not more ruffled feathers over Brennan's CIA domestically spying on Feinstein's Senate committee.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.