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Economy
Remember when Obama made fun of Trump's 'magic wand' to fix the economy?
[American Thinker] Three years ago, then-president Barack Hussein Obama (D) mocked the plans of his sure-not-to-be-successor, Donald J. Trump (R), for the country, comparing them to his oh, so successful eight-year "scandal free," high unemployment, high food stamp use, successful administration.
"He just says, 'I'm gonna negotiate a better deal.' Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that?" Obama said during the town hall portion of the event. "What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn't have an answer."

Well, that was then. And this is now.

To Obama's shock and dismay, Trump is president. For the past two and a half years, Trump has been waving his magic wand, banishing burdensome regulations; lowering taxes; appointing savvy people to top government posts; and yes, negotiating.

Friday's Drudge Report's banner headline sums up the pervasive success of Trump's magic negotiating wand, successfully sprinkling economic free-market magic dust equally on everyone.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2019 07:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any different in their belief in the 'Magic Money Tree' economics? Seems the Chinese may have some concept of economics, at least far better than the rest of the Left.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/05/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Chinese seem to have an economic policy of keeping the chinese people poor...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/05/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  The chinese economic policy is so insider-enriching prole rent-seeking it would even make the dismal US federal reserve blush.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/05/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Bath House Barry and his crowd are the magical thinkers, so everything anyone else does has that projected onto them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  China's policies of enriching their domestic industries while protecting them from foreign competition has done wonders for the Chinese people. They are better off every day than the day before. China's infrastructure is improving all the time. They have a high-speed rail network that is cheap, reliable, and great for business or leisure. New bridges and subways are going in everywhere.

OTOH America's "ruin our working class to create wealth in hostile countries who hate us" plan is going gangbusters. Trump is doing his best but you simply can't undo the huge damage that's been done since NAFTA was passed.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/05/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#6  BP, in order to have crony capitalism, you still need capitalism.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/05/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  I'd say that the "best and brightest" whether in gummint or the management class, has done the bulk of the damage. And as they are a mutual admiration society they reinforce the damage each of them does.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

#8  If the so-called best and brightest had to buy their way into places like Harvard then maybe they weren't the best and brightest after all.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/05/2019 14:50 Comments || Top||

#9  @Procopius2k

Oh yes, but China is maximised for rent-seeking insiders, not the Chinese people. They may be better off, but they should be vastly better off.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/05/2019 16:17 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ticket prices plunge for Bill and Hillary Clinton's speaking tour
[NY Post] Almost as if they have nothing (not theirs) left to sell?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No doubt Chelsea will start running for congress. Someone has to keep the pay-to-play rolling!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/05/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  So, can someone give me the stats on purchased yet unredeemed tickets?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/05/2019 1:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if Donnie and Marie are available.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/05/2019 1:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems like Bill is going into stand up comedy to get an audience. Look at this line from him:
"These people, they don’t believe the same set of rules apply to them that apply to everyone else,” Bill Clinton said of the Trump administration.
Posted by: Daniel || 05/05/2019 2:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Chelsea will wait until 2020 9s long gone. She'll probably go for a House/Senate/Governor position and then run for President.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/05/2019 3:08 Comments || Top||

#6  The Clintons will wait for Gillibrand to flam out in the dem presidential primaries and then position Howdy Doody Chelsea to replace her in the senate. Which is funny since the Clintons put Gillibrand in the senate in the first place...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#7  But, at some point, haven't they made enough money?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/05/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Chelsea to replace her in the senate.

It’s hard to give out goodies when your party is in the minority, but I suppose they’d be positioning for the future. My impression is that as a politician Chelsea resembles her mother.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/05/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  ... and then run for President.

Unfortunately for Chelsea, History has already proclaimed Obama our first female President.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/05/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 - Early Snark 'O The day Contender
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#11  Much cheaper than an actual colonoscopy.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/05/2019 14:55 Comments || Top||

#12  How much will they pay me to accept a ticket?
Posted by: james || 05/05/2019 18:24 Comments || Top||


Fox's Judge Napolitano Still Spreading Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories
[Breitbart] The Fox News Channel’s Judge Andrew Napolitano accused Attorney General William Barr of misleading Congress ‐ an act that would result in Barr’s impeachment.

According to the Hill, on Wednesday, Napolitano sided with hysterical Democrats and far-left media conspiracy theorists with the evidence-free claim that Barr "probably misled" the House when he testified in April about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

"He’s got a problem in my view," Napolitano added, before qualifying this nonsense by admitting he doesn’t think Barr told a "lie."

Keep in mind that this is the same Napolitano who told us back in January the Mueller report would prove the Trump campaign "had a connection to Russian intelligence."

This is the same Napolitano who told us he expected Donald Trump Jr. to be indicted.

This is the same Napolitano who told us Trump committed a felony and will be indicted over what is, at worst, a campaign finance violation that might result in a fine.

And now, these bitter sore losers are all claiming Barr lied on April 9 when Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) asked him if "the special counsel’s team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24th letter."

The March 24 letter is the four-page letter Barr released to the public about the bottom line conclusions of the Mueller Report.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I read a story a little while back that Mr. Napolitano was lobbying for SCOTUS, and that he tried to use influence for to give somebody ($) a hand (influence) and was turned down.

As such, I take what "Eddie Munster" has to say about anything related to the Trump administration with a large dose of zouthuisje output.

Yes, I admit that when he was saying what I liked to hear, I was a fan, but his statements of recent indicate a troubling agenda.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/05/2019 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe Napolitano is thinking of adding himself to the list of Democrat candidates for President.
Now that Avenatti has dropped out, who could beat him?
Posted by: Daniel || 05/05/2019 2:13 Comments || Top||

#3  He was a judge in Joisey. His opinions are bunk and he's a hack. Bitter that Trump actually said no
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2019 6:50 Comments || Top||

#4  he Networks by the drugs they appear to be on.

MSNBC:
Belladonna Lady in White or the Mescaline deity (seen when you have too much) and the deity has condemned them to some strange space forever.

CNN:
Always on more than 200 micro-grams of acid.

FoxNews:
They always seem to be on a combination of 2 ludes and crystal with a chaser of beer and a small amount of mushrooms. (Fast, pause, fast, pause, space out then lunge forward and proclaim. Finish with a smile or a smirk.)

NBC, CBS and ABC – not generic by corporation but they all appear to be on their favorite drug.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/05/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  I think some of those news outlets' "talent" are getting a bit much ECT also.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2019-05-05
  Iran money man zapped in Gaza
Sat 2019-05-04
  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
Fri 2019-05-03
  Taliban militants blow up one of the oldest shrines of Ghazni city
Thu 2019-05-02
  Iran, Turkey criticize US plan to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
Wed 2019-05-01
  Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated businessman Malek sentenced to 25 years in prison
Tue 2019-04-30
  Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
Mon 2019-04-29
  Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years
Sun 2019-04-28
  Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed
Sat 2019-04-27
  Sri Lanka - Inside help?
Fri 2019-04-26
  Jihadists 'blow themselves up' as soldiers raid suicide vest factory in Sri Lanka
Thu 2019-04-25
  Trump says sending ‘armed soldiers’ to US-Mexico border
Wed 2019-04-24
  Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
Tue 2019-04-23
  IS claims Sri Lanka blasts
Mon 2019-04-22
  Sri Lanka explosions, 24 arrested, 290+ dead, 8 kabooms
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