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Eating Their Own

In order to learn from your mistakes you first have to admit what you are doing is wrong. So far, the left hasn’t figured that part out yet. They have yet to learn that they’re elitist, they spend too much, they hate the military, they suck up to BLM thugs, and, darn it, people just don’t like them. They threw $25 million into the GA 6th race because they estimated that 15% of Republicans hated Trump as much as they did. The most deranged of these libtards is San Fran Nasty Pelosi. She is bearing the brunt of the blame and rightly so. Problem is she will be there until she croaks and nobody will disobey what she orders.

Dems point fingers after crushing loss
Republicans relied on a strategy of tying Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who remains radioactive in many conservative districts. Ryan, Moulton and a number of younger-generation Democrats tried to topple Pelosi last year for that very reason, and they quickly revived the argument on Wednesday
“We need leadership change,” Rice told CNN. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
The lawmakers were not alone in denouncing the top Democratic leaders.
Michael Moore, the filmmaker and liberal activist, attacked the party as having “no message, no plan, no leaders.”
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss/ar-BBD0t5s?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Michael Moore: Dems Have ‘No Message, No Plan, No Leaders Moore and others on the left are furious with what they view as a rudderless Democratic Party that has failed to develop a new strategy or message in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s surprising election loss in November.
Moore ripped the Democratic National Committee and its House campaign arm for having “no message, no plan, no leaders.” Democratic leaders “hate the resistance,” Moore said, underscoring the lingering tension between the party’s grassroots base and the establishment in Washington.
http://www.hapblog.com/2017/06/michael-moore-dems-have-no-message-no.html

Will Nancy Pelosi survive this latest Dem disaster?
Fully one-third of Pelosi’s 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and Massachusetts, not the crucial Heartland. Pelosi’s entire leadership team is also coastal, and like her, linger on in their mid-70s.But since Emanuel’s departure, it’s been trouble throughout Pelosi’s reign, BIG trouble. It began in 2010 with the help of Obama and his signature ObamaCare, which Pelosi had to pass to read. In that year’s midterms under Pelosi’s leadership, Democrats suffered the worst House losses of either party in 72 years, a swing of 63 seats to Republicans.
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/22/nancy-pelosi-nancy-pelosi-karen-handel/

A Democratic Blind Spot on Culture

Because it fits with the Resistance’s sense of entitlement. They should have what they want, because they want it. Not because they have to justify, prove or convince anybody there’s rationality there. Therefore why should we give anything up? We are right about everything.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/21/lowry-a-democratic-blind-spot-on-culture-215291

Democratic Rep Denies Pelosi is an ‘Out of Touch San Francisco Liberal’

Chris Matthews: ‘I Don’t Know What the Hell He was Selling’

Ellison After Georgia Loss: Resistance Summer is ‘Going Awesome’

Dem Congresswoman: Democratic Party Has Become Identity Politics

DEBBIE DINGELL IS THE TROPHY WIFE OF WALKING CADAVER JOHN DINGELL WHO, ALONG WITH HIS FATHER, HAVE REPRESENTED A DISTRICT IN MICHIGAN SINCE THE ELECTRIC LIGHT WAS INVENTED.
Dingell said she is not a traditional Democrat, and felt that Trump won the election by talking about the issues Democrats “were afraid to talk about.”
DEBBIE DINGELL GOT WHERE SHE IS THE SAME WAY HILLARY DID…. MARRYING A POLITICIAN AND RIDING HIS COATTAILS
http://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-congresswoman-says-party-has-become-identity-politics/

Dem congresswoman: Time for Pelosi to go

Dem Rep: People In Ohio Aren’t Focused On Russia Like ‘Obsessed’ Democrats
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his fellow Democrats Wednesday night for being “obsessed” with President Trump and not focusing on the issues that actually matter to working people.“They’re worried about paying the bills, what’s happening with our pension, how much does it cost to send a kid to school, what’s our energy bill like. Real bread and butter stuff.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/21/dem-rep-people-in-ohio-arent-focused-on-russia-like-obsessed-democrats/

Liberal Crank Rachel Maddow Blames Ossoff Loss on BAD WEATHER
Carpetbagger and Democrat darling Jon Ossoff suffered a crushing loss in Georgia’s 6th District Tuesday evening. Like clockwork, the liberals are blaming possible hackers, and Rachel Maddow even blamed bad weather.
In case you were on the fence of whether liberalism is a mental disorder or not, this just may convince you.
Rachel Maddow: “If there was a turnout effect from the bad weather today in the district, does that have any partisan implications that you can foresee in terms of what was expected for same day election day voting here rather than the early vote?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/liberal-crank-rachel-maddow-blames-ossoff-loss-bad-weather-video/
Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Call for New Democratic Leadership: ‘I’m a Master Legislator’
WE HAVE TO PASS IT TO SEE WHAT’S IN IT… BRILLIANT

Pelosi Invokes God in Defense of Her Pro-Abortion Stance


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Democrats Win!… Sort of

In the most expensive House race in history, the Democrats are claiming victory, even though they only lost the election by 7 points.  This puts them at 0-5 in the 2017 special elections races.

Karen Handel Beats Oss-off Pelosi Democrat!!

[CTH: The looks on theirs faces!!! LOLOL]

Hollywood Fail: Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Congressional Election Despite Massive Celebrity Help
Milano previously said she wanted “to puke” after Ossoff’ failure to reach the 50 percent threshold required to avoid Tuesday’s runoff.

On Tuesday, the Who’s the Boss star launched a social media campaign encouraging people to tweet photos of themselves after hitting the polls.

Actresses Sarah Silverman and Debra Messing attacked Ossoff’s opponent, Karen Handel, on social media in the run-up to Tuesday’s election.

Despite the belief of numerous political experts that Ossoff would fall short in the Republican-dominated district that helped send Trump to the White House, the president had earlier declared Tuesday’s election to be a matchup between “Hollywood vs. Georgia.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/06/20/hollywood-fail-jon-ossoff-losses-georgia-congressional-election/

Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

“This was a winner take all and it was a huge win for Republicans and a big loss for Democrats.”

[CtH: Awwwwwww … poor Mika is so sad.]

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/morning-joe-georgia-election-unmitigated-disaster-for-dems/#sthash.jSSjBegs.dpuf

THERE WERE TWO OTHER SPECIAL ELECTIONS; THE DEMS DIDN’T DO ANY BETTER

The Latest: Republican wins close victory in South Carolina


Republican Ralph Norman has won a victory that was closer than expected in a special election to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney.

The Republican won just more than 51 percent of votes cast Tuesday in the 5th District. That’s compared with about 48 percent for Democrat Archie Parnell.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HOUSE_ELECTION_SOUTH_CAROLINA_THE_LATEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-20-21-08-42

IN THE RACE THAT WAS BARELY MENTIONED, BODY-SLAMMING A SLIMY REPORTER DIDN’T HURT GIANFORTE IN MONTANA:

Montana’s At-Large Congressional District special election, 2017

U.S. House, Montana At-Large Special Election, 2017

Party Candidate Vote % Votes

  • Republican Gianforte 50.2% 189,473
  • Democratic Rob Quist 44.1% 166,483
  • Libertarian Mark Wicks 5.7% 21,509
  • Total Votes 377,465

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks, earning more than 50 percent of the vote. Gianforte will be sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives on June 21, 2017.

GIANFORTE

QUIST

https://ballotpedia.org/Montana%27s_At-Large_Congressional_District_special_election,_2017

Atlanta Mayor: Ossoff Took Outside Money Because “He Wants to Win”

Larry Sabato on implications of Ossoff defeat: ‘It’s pretty depressing’ for Democrats

CNN’s Chalian: No ‘Moral Victory Here’ for Dems in Georgia Defeat

Chalian talking about how the victory was huge for Republican even though it was a seat they have controlled for a number of years. “This was the best shot Democrats in these special elections to really try to make a victory in the Trump era,” he explained to Lemon. “And they came up short, which now, of course, is going to create a whole series of questions about how the Democratic Party should run in the era of Donald Trump because they came up short here.”

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/06/21/




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The Media, the Left, and Hollywood: The Blood is on YOUR Hands

From Legal Insurrection:

While criminal culpability rests with the shooter, there also is no doubt that we are experiencing an unprecedented derangement from establishment Democrats, pro-Democrat media (which is almost all of the mainstream media), the entertainment industry and on campuses.

We have been documenting the often violent opposition to Trump for over a year, but particularly since the election. The entire concept of “The Resistance” invokes violence, a deliberate allusion to the resistance movements in World War II Europe.

If you view Trump and his supporters as Hitler and Nazis, anything goes.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/shooting-of-republican-congressmen-was-a-long-time-in-the-making/

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The Day After Comey’s Testimony

My email is chock full of summaries and commentaries. I’ll try to condense it down to the best few bits.

2017_06 08 Comey testimony by Branco

THE BIG PICTURE: Trump’s distrust of Comey was vindicated by what we now know about Comey.

  • Comey confirmed, again, that even as of his last day in office, Donald Trump was not personally the subject of FBI investigation, neither criminal nor counter-intelligence.
    • Despite media claims otherwise, this fact was not deemed worthy of public disclosure by Comey. IOW, he was happy to let Trump twist in the winds of misleading and false media claims.
  • Comey stated that a key New York Times report asserting Trump campaign collusion was substantively false.
    • Much of the Democrat and media frenzy over the past several months was based on this article.
  • Trump didn’t try to impede the Russia investigation.
    • In fact, he actually encouraged Comey to find out and expose whether any of Trump’s campaign “satellites” engaged in wrongdoing.
  • Comey arranged for a friend of his to leak a memo of his conversation with Trump about Michael Flynn to the NY Times.
    • That memo apparently has not even been given to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
    • The leaking of this memo may put Comey himself in legal jeopardy.
  • Comey admitted that then Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured him to downplay the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server to assist Clinton’s election efforts.
    • Comey admitted that he succumbed to Lynch’s pressure.
    • This should result in both a re-opened investigation of Hillary’s server and also a new investigation of Lynch.

SUMMARY: The so-called “resistance” is based totally on lies. It is and always has been nothing more than an attempt to undermine Trump’s ability to govern. It and not Trump’s presidency are the true threat to our electoral and representative system.

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What’s Really Important

There is a lot going on in the state of world affairs, to be sure. Terrorists in London, the Comey hearings, the GA-6th debate, etc. While these may be important, they pale in comparison to an upcoming event Friday morning. I booked a guided fishing trip months ago with a friend, his son, and my R.J. I had no idea which lake we were going to and he won’t answer his cell phone. The old lady at the bait shop was of little help when I called, she only said: ‘Where do you want to go?’ Walworth County, Wisconsin, has numerous lakes and I assumed he would decide. Apparently not. I chose Lake Delavan and she gave me directions to one of the three boat launches on the lake. I’m getting a little obsessive, but I don’t want anything to go wrong since my grandson has looked forward to this for months. Fishing with him is one of the few real joys in my life anymore.

Now onto the crap.

DC Swamp Goes Crazy for James Comey Hearing

HE WILL ADROITLY TIPTOE AROUND THE FACTS TO AVOID INCRIMINATING HIMSELF. AT THE END OF THE DAY THE MEDIA, THIRSTING FOR BLOOD, WILL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED.

The Washington establishment and media elite has gone into a full-blown craze over a Senate hearing on Thursday featuring fired FBI Director James Comey.

And while the media continued to hype the hearing, some began expressing worry the hearing would not live up to the hype.

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing is slated to begin at 10 a.m. eastern and begin with opening statements from the chairman and vice chairman of the committee. Comey will then deliver an opening statement, and senators will have the opportunity to question Comey, with multiple rounds of questions expected. The hearing is expected to last hours. The closed hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. eastern.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/06/dc-swamp-goes-crazy-for-james-comey-hearing/

Sessions Is Said to Have Offered to Resign

The situation between Mr. Sessions and Mr. Trump has grown so tense that the attorney general told Mr. Trump in recent weeks that he needed the freedom to do his job and that he could resign if that was what was wanted, according to the two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House matters. Mr. Trump did not take him up on the offer.

A spokesman for Mr. Sessions declined to comment. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to an email seeking comment.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sessions-is-said-to-have-offered-to-resign/ar-BBCc1ra?ocid=UE12DHP

SESSIONS OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION, TRUMP REFUSED IT. TRUMP IS RIGHT

Jeff Sessions Got Played by Democrats When He Recused Himself from Russian Witch Hunt

Sessions made the announcement in March that he would recuse himself from the Russian investigation — in an effort to appease liberal Democrats.

SESSIONS COULD COMMIT HARA KIRI ON THE SOUTH LAWN AND THE DEMOCRATS WOULD STILL BE UNHAPPY.

And the Russian conspiracy continues to make headlines in the liberal media day after day.

Trump is right to be angry.

ABC reported: “As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.

Trump’s anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Two sources close to the president say he has lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings, blaming the recusal for the expansion of the Russia investigation, now overseen by Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/trump-right-jeff-sessions-got-played-democrats-recused-russian-witch-hunt/

Spicer on Trump’s confidence in Sessions: I haven’t spoken to him about that.

Watch Jon Ossoff Lose The Entire Special Election Debate In Less Than Four Minutes

As part of the debate format, the candidates were given the opportunity to ask each other questions. Handel turned to Ossoff and asked him a question he couldn’t answer: Who he was going to vote for in the special election. As someone who lives outside the district, Ossoff is unable to cast a vote for himself. It went downhill from there for Ossoff.

Georgia 6th District debate: Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel on protecting US citizens

Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel square off on health care

Jon Ossoff Gets Destroyed Over His Residency

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/07/watch-jon-ossoff-lose-the-entire-special-election-debate-in-less-than-four-minutes-video/

They Just Won’t Go Away: Michelle Obama Trashes Trump at Apple Conference

The last time we saw Michelle Obama, she was flaunting her poor fashion sense in Italy.  This week the former First Lady was a surprise guest at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in California.  She delivered a fireside chat where she trashed President Trump over global warming junk science and his temporary travel ban from failed Islamist states.

Michelle Obama: “I think my message earlier was, you know, think about that higher purpose. Because we are at a time in this country when we need problem solvers out there who are committed who believe in this country who believe in the value of diversity and believe in, you know, the value of immigrants, and believe that global warming is real.”

Ugh.  Won’t these people please just go away.  You’ve done enough damage Michelle for one lifetime.  Now shoo.


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How Low Can You Go?

Kathy Griffin, the unfunny, foul-mouthed waste of time who calls herself a “comedian,” whose act has degenerated into bashing republicans, Christianity, and straight white people has made a successful attempt to get people to notice her again. What she did was completely disgusting, as much of what passes as “art” these days is. Of course, absolutely nothing will come of it. Most leftists see nothing wrong with what she did. Had anyone held a likeness of a beheaded Barack Obama, his Justice Department would have them immediately jailed. What she did was just another effort by the left to slither even lower in the cesspool of “I hate Trump more than you do.”

Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Bloody Shock Photo

Griffin has been an outspoken critic of the president; in October, the comedian and television personality cut a mock campaign advertisement which featured her repeatedly telling the then-Republican presidential candidate to “f*ck off.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/30/kathy-griffin-beheads-donald-trump-shock-bloody-photo/

FROM 2007:
EMMY WINNER KATHY GRIFFIN: “SUCK IT, JESUS, THIS AWARD IS MY GOD NOW”

On September 8, at the 59th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, comedian Kathy Griffin won Outstanding Reality Program for her Bravo show, “My Life on the D-List.” In her acceptance speech, Griffin said, “Suck it, Jesus, this award is my God now.” Fox will televise the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 16 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

In an interview with Houston’s gay magazine, OutSmart, Griffin described herself as a ‘complete militant atheist.’ Unfortunately, her kind of vulgar in-your-face brand of hate speech found a receptive audience on Saturday: The Hollywood Reporter says her foul remark ‘drew laughs

http://www.catholicleague.org/emmy-winner-kathy-griffin-suck-it-jesus-this-award-is-my-god-now/

Kathy Griffin: Democratic Politicians Take Her Donations, Silent About Video
Franken and Griffin will also hold “an intimate discussion about Franken’s new book ‘Giant of the Senate’” on July 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Breitbart asked press aides for both Democratic politicians if the Senators were planning to return the funds donated by Griffin. Neither office has responded to Breitbart.

The Beverly Hills center did not respond to a question about canceling the July 7 event.

Griffin has also done a voter registration video for the House Democrats’ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She also volunteered to do 2016 voter-turnout videos to help Hillary Clinton.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/30/kathy-griffin-democratic-donations-support/

SHE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART WHEN THE SECRET SERVICE BEGAN INVESTIGATING… FUNNY HOW THAT HAPPENS

But later in the evening, the Secret Service issued a statement — which did not cite the controversy, but was issued in response to it — which read, “The U.S. Secret Service has a critical mission. It is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats. We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere.”

Kathy Griffin apologizes for beheaded Trump photo: ‘I crossed the line’
“I sincerely apologize,” the comedienne said in a 30-second video posted to her Twitter account. She said she “crossed the line” and is “just now” seeing the outpouring of negative reactions to the photo,” adding “The image is too disturbing.”
Griffin also said she is taking down the image and asked the photographer to do the same.  The photographer, Tyler Shields, defended the photo shoot was a work of “art.”

[CtH: I remember them having a very different reaction about “art” and “comedy” when a rodeo comedian did some schtick wearing an Obama mask. Never mind that the same guy he had done the same schtick in a Bush mask when Bush was president and they were fine with that. Freakin’ hypocrites.]

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/kathy-griffin-apologizes-for-decapitated-trump-photo-the-image-is-too-disturbing/article/2624508

OF COURSE, THE LEFT’S REACTION WHEN SOMETHING BLOWS UP ON THEM IS ‘MOVE ON’

CNN Panel: ‘I Think We’ve Got Much Bigger Issues to Focus on Than Kathy Griffin’

[CtH: Funny how that goes.  When it was Sarah Palin’s clothes and trash (the literal kind you put on the curb for pick up), they had 11 reporters committed to it.]

Kathy Griffin’s Offensive Trump Photo And The Fox News Snowflakes

Braying and punishingly obvious, she specializes in unfunny comedy that tries to trade on the insult humor of comics such as Joan Rivers and Don Rickles — minus any actually amusing content. You’re better off not taking her bait. But Fox News fell for it, hook, line, and sinker.

On Tuesday morning, they were almost weeping with outrage and sorrow on Fox and Friends. You can’t fool co-host Ainsley Earhardt: “Someone had to buy that head,” she said, yelping, “They knew what they were doing!”

“What is wrong with our country?” said Earhardt, thus suggesting that the blight that is Kathy Griffin is a metaphor for the entire United States writ large. Earhardt added, “We’ll be talking about it all morning.” Of course you will.

On Monday night, Fox’s The Five led off its show with the Griffin stunt. Panelist Greg Gutfeld began with the smart angle, observing, “If we get mad, [Griffin] wins.” But then — duh — the rest of the gang of five proceeded to… get mad!

“This is so horribly offensive, it’s horrible!” said Kimberly Guilfoyle, adding, “I’m never gonna forget about it.”

Dana Perino asserted that “this sets back the Left’s agenda” — because, you know, the American left wing takes its marching orders from Kathy Griffin. On Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host welcomed Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe, who said of Griffin’s photo, “I am very outraged!”

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/kathy-griffin-trump-head-fox-news-120904374.html

Donald Trump Calls Kathy Griffin ‘Sick’ In Response To Controversial Image

Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to respond to Kathy Griffin’s controversial photo, which went viral Tuesday.

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” the president wrote. “My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-calls-kathy-griffin-132442391.html

Krauthammer: Griffin’s Trump Photo ‘A D-List Comedian Trying to Get Attention’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report with Bret Baier,” columnist and Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer characterized comedian Kathy Griffin’s photo depicting her holding the severed head of President Trump as “political pornography from a D-list comedian trying to get attention, and she has succeeded.”

Krauthammer added that he would leave the decision to let Griffin stay as one of the hosts of CNN’s New Year’s coverage up to “the mavens at CNN.” He also stated that he could assure that he wouldn’t watch CNN on New Year’s either way.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/05/30/krauthammer-griffins-trump-photo-a-d-list-comedian-trying-to-get-attention/

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Wrestlemania MMXVII

Last night provided once again, if needed, that there is no depth the left will not stoop to in their effort to steal elections. Trump supporters still face the risk of assault from paid thugs for no apparent reason. These are no cause for concern as far as the media whores care. This case, however, will be shouted from the rooftops:

REPUBLICANS ENDORSE VIOLENCE! THUGGISH BEHAVIOR A SYMPTOM OF THE ALT-RIGHT!!

FROM POWERLINE:
GOP Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming reporter

Greg Gianforte is the Republican candidate in the Montana congressional district (an at-large one) formerly represented by Ryan Zinke, now the Secretary of Interior. The Democrats are running country music singer Rob Quist.

The Democrats have been cautiously optimistic about winning this race, though they face an uphill battle in a district (coextensive with a state) Donald Trump carried by about 20 percentage points. For their part, Republicans have viewed the race as closer than it should be.

The Dems are probably more optimistic now that Gianforte has been accused of body-slamming a reporter. The reporter is Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, a left-leaning paper. This evening, he tweeted: “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses.”

NOTE: BEN JACOBS IS A FORMER OBAMA OPERATIVE AND DIRTY TRICKS SPECIALIST.

I imagine that many Montanans will have little sympathy for Jacobs, who comes across as an overly aggressive twit who may have wanted to goad the GOP candidate and become part of the story for the benefit of the Democrats (presumably in less dramatic fashion, though). Whether they will find Gianforte’s response to Jacobs appropriate behavior for a congressman is another matter.

Montanans will have to sort it out quickly. The election is tomorrow.

I just remembered that in the Alaska Senate race of 2010, a supporter of Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate and Republican nominee, had a reporter handcuffed and detained after he asked Miller an unpleasant question. There were a number of fairly small problems and incidents that, collectively, derailed Miller and enabled Lisa Murkowski, whom he had defeated in the Republican primary, to win the general election as an independent. The “arrest” of the journalist may have been one of them

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/05/gop-montana-congressional-candidate-accused-of-body-slamming-reporter.php

GOP Candidate Body Slams Guardian Crank — Liberals Suddenly Upset About Physical Violence

Republican Greg Gianforte was accused tonight of body slamming a far left Guardian reporter on a stage one day before the Montana US House Special Election.

Gianforte is running US House seat vacated by Rep. Ryan Zinke after his appointment to Secretary of the Interior.

There is NO VIDEO – which is strange — but audio of the confrontation was uploaded on Youtube tonight

Trump supporters attending PEACEFUL rallied have been attacked violently.

Zero media outcry.

Tomorrow’s vote is easy.

Greg Gianforte, 56 yo engineer and businessman who has started several companies and selling them for millions ($10M, McAfee, 1994 and Oracle $1.5B in 2011), started a 3rd company employing 1,000

Rob Quist, 69 yo songwriter who has never had a real job or signed a paycheck.

A COUPLE SNOWFLAKES IN THE COMMENT SECTION TRIED TO CORRECT THIS IMAGE, POINTING OUT LINCOLN DIED IN 1865. SUBTLE HUMOR IS TRULY LOST ON SOME PEOPLE.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/gop-lawmaker-allegedly-body-slams-guardian-crank-night-special-election/

IT’S ALL A GAME TO THEM

CNN Tries to Blame Trump for Incident Between Montana Candidate and Reporter

CNN analyst Avlon accuses Trump of “consciously stoking those fires of fear and anger and resentment”

Camerota got the ball rolling by asking whether there is “some sort of larger story or message we should take away here . . . growing aggression against the press.”

The panel was only too happy to run with that ball. Take CNN political analyst John Avlon, accusing President Trump of “consciously stoking those fires of fear and anger and resentment.” Avlon later called on Montana voters to “send a message.”

Chris Cuomo ended the segment by advising President Trump to condemn the incident.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/cnn-tries-to-blame-trump-for-incident-between-montana-candidate-and-reporter/

Hypocrite Rubin Loses It Over Montana Incident, Blames Trump; ‘The Fish Rots from the Head’

Importantly, any assault of anyone (reporter or non-reporter) isn’t okay. This should be common sense. That being said, the deranged reactions to the incident must be denounced too, most notably Washington Post supposedly right-leaning blogger Jennifer Rubin’s tirade on MSNBC’s All In.

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/05/24/hypocrite-rubin-loses-it-over-montana-incident-blames-trump-fish


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Examining Cable News Ratings

Cable news logos

In April, Fox News posted the highest prime time ratings of the cable networks.  Fox said total viewership was up 28% over last year in prime time, including a 42% year-over-year increase in the target demographic.

The target demographic or “demo” are the 25-54 age viewers prized by advertisers.

The third week in May showed a big shift.  For the 1st time in 17 years, Fox News came in 3rd in the Prime Time Demo ratings and, for the first time ever, MSNBC was No. 1 in that coveted spot.

As exciting as this may be for Maddow &c., they can’t rest on any laurels just yet.  For one thing, FOX has been undergoing a major shakeup with the firing of ratings king Bill O’Reilly.  People may just be trying out other shows before choosing who they prefer now that O’Reilly is gone.  For another, MSNBC has not nailed down the top spot; they’ve just hit 8 out of 21 during the past week.

Ratings review for Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 21, 2017 
#1 total viewership all day: FOX = 4 days, CNN = 3 days.
#1 prime time demo viewers: MSNBC = 3 days, CNN = 3 days, FOX = 1 day.
#1 total viewers prime time:  MSNBC = 5 days, FOX = 2 days.

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