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Act Accordingly’: Conservative ‘Washington Examiner’ Calls on GOP to Dump Trump Citing His ‘Chaos and Dishonor’

The conservative Washington Examiner called on the Republican Party to dump former President Donald Trump during an autopsy of Tuesday’s disastrous midterms.

While there are still votes to be counted, an expected “red wave” never made its way to shore. As a result, a conservative movement in disarray is seeking answers and new leadership. The Examiner‘s editorial team pointed to the data and blamed the party’s shortcomings on Trump.

‘Act Accordingly’: Conservative ‘Washington Examiner’ Calls on GOP to Dump Trump Citing His ‘Chaos and Dishonor’

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The conservative Washington Examiner called on the Republican Party to dump former President Donald Trump during an autopsy of Tuesday’s disastrous midterms.

While there are still votes to be counted, an expected “red wave” never made its way to shore. As a result, a conservative movement in disarray is seeking answers and new leadership. The Examiner‘s editorial team pointed to the data and blamed the party’s shortcomings on Trump.

On Wednesday, the outlet noted Trump’s hand-picked candidates flopped in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Herschel Walker is headed to a runoff in Georgia against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), but Mehmet Ozlost his race to keep the seat of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA).

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will now represent the commonwealth in the Senate for the next six years, in spite of suffering from a stroke in May.

In New Hampshire, Republican Governor Chris Sununu easily fended off his Democratic challenger Tom Sherman. Trump-backed candidate Don Bolducwas not competitive in his race against incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH).

Republican Governors Ron DeSantis and Brian Kemp also won by large margins in their respective races in Florida and Georgia – all while separating themselves from Trump (neither candidate was endorsed by Trump).

The Examiner concluded the GOP’s failure to take advantage of Democratic weaknesses should elicit some soul-searching:

This is his fault. Without Trump to run against, Biden and the Democrats would probably have been roundly rebuked by voters. According to the exit poll — the same one that showed 74% of voters either “dissatisfied” or “angry” about the direction of the country — the only person more disliked than Biden was Trump.

“These midterm elections have made it crystal clear that voters want to move past the chaos and dishonor of the 45th president,” the Examiner concluded. “They want the security and sanity that a competent and effective leader can provide. The Republican Party needs to recognize that, too, and act accordingly.”

Read the piece in its entirety here

Walmart vs. The Morons (NOT A JOKE)

The explanation for this is at the bottom at the end. 

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the groundwork for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the U.S. economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, EVERYONE!!

To all 435 voting members of congress and the 100 members of the US Senate

The majority of you are corrupt morons!

Consider your record and reflect on your performance:a..

The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775.

You have had 246 years to get it right and it is broke.

Stamps cost .58 cents and they may be going up on November 10th to .60 cents

b.. Social Security was established in 1935.

You have had 86 years to get it right and it is broke.

c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938.

You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. The War on Poverty started in 1964.

You have had 57 years to get it right; it never went anywhere and you stole from our Social Security Fund.  $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and you want more!

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.

You have had 56 years to get it right and they are broke.

f. Freddie Mac was established in 1970.

You have had 51 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.  It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.

You had 44 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

h. Currently, gasoline is at a record all time high and inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years!

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

We have a President that had 36 years of experience as a U.S. senator and 8 years as Vice- President.  A President that promised to “Build Back Better”, our current President is the epitome of a corrupt career politician!  We elected an immoral, unethical freeloader that never had a plan except to live on the public dole, a scoundrel who bends the way the political winds blow who can’t even finish a sentence without losing his train of thought.  Not that he ever had an original thought!

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN ANYTHING??

Folks, keep this circulating.  Maybe it will end up in the emails of some of our ‘duly elected’ (they never read anything) but maybe their staff will clue them in on how Americans feel.  If you don’t think we need to drain the swamp then you just don’t plain think!

AND please try to understand what’s wrong. 

We have lost our minds to corrupt career politicians and “Political Correctness”! Someone please tell me what the HELL’s wrong with the people that run this country!  We are begging Venezuela for oil.  We’re “broke” & can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????

In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile, and Turkey. We are funding the world on climate change! And now NATO, Afghanistan, the Ukraine and Pakistan…previous home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid as our southern borders are overrun by illegals

AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without ‘needed’ meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc., etc. We can’t take proper care of our citizens. However, Illegals get free everything!!! They are put up into hotels fed meal health care and cash.  Imagine if the *Federal GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to illegals and other countries.

The difference between genius and stupid is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein

Democratic Senator Calls Out Trump For Not Condemning Paul Pelosi Attack

 

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JULIA MUELLER – 10/30/22

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) on Sunday called out former President Trump for his silence on the recent attack against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi. 

“President Biden and Democrats have stood behind law enforcement and strengthening protections for those in public life. That’s what I think we should be focusing on in this moment, when leaders of both parties — but so far not President Trump — have decried the attack on Paul Pelosi,” Coons said in an interview with host Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday.” 

Paul Pelosi on Friday was violently assaulted in the family’s California home, sparking outrage and concern over heightening political violence. The GOP response to the attack on Paul Pelosi has varied, and former President Trump has been notably silent. 

“I think all of us in the wake of this attack on Paul Pelosi need to say that we are going to stop demonizing folks, because I think those kinds of- the sort of rhetoric that we’ve heard in too many ways in too many places can lead to violence by a small number of Americans who think that, when we describe our political opponents as our enemies, we’re calling for them to be attacked,” Coons said.   

In the wake of the attack against the House Speaker’s husband, Democrats have called out their Republican counterparts for what they see as violent rhetoric with their calls to oust Pelosi or take congressional control back from Democrats.

Coons talked about his bipartisan work Republican Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to advance legislation expanding police protections for Supreme Court Justices after a threat was made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this year.

Trump Bragged About New US Nuclear Weapons, Woodward Tape Shows


Trump told Washington Post reporter: ‘We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before

 


In a taped conversation with Bob Woodward, Donald Trump boasted about US nuclear weapons development.

 
Trump 2024 campaign seeks to recruit man who smeared John Kerry – reports

“I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” the then president told the veteran Washington Post reporter. “We have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about. We have stuff that Putin and Xi have never heard about before.”

The recording aired on CNN on Tuesday, the day Woodward published The Trump Tapes, an audio book of 20 interviews carried out as Woodward wrote three bestsellers on the Trump presidency, Fear, Rage and Peril (the last co-written with Robert Costa).

Woodward said he looked into Trump’s claim and was told by an official it was true.

“Xi [Jinping] and [Vladimir] Putin would not know about” the weapons system, Woodward said. “But why is Trump bragging about it?”

Trump’s cavalier attitude to nuclear issues has landed him in hot water elsewhere. Documents dealing with nuclear weapons policy were reportedly among classified material recovered from Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida home, by the FBI in August.

That is just one front on which Trump remains in legal jeopardy, others including his incitement of the January 6 insurrection, his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, his business affairs and a defamation suit from a writer who says Trump raped her.

Trump denies wrongdoing and maintains a lead in polls concerning the Republican presidential nomination. He is reportedlytrying to appoint senior campaign aides, including, according to the Post, the Republican operative behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attacks on John Kerry 20 years ago.

Woodward, 79, made his name half a century ago, during the Watergate scandal which forced Richard Nixon from office. Nixon resigned when threatened with impeachment. Trump was impeached twice but acquitted by Senate Republicans.

On CNN, Woodward said: “I once said to Trump, because he was kind of asking, ‘What do you think the president’s job is?’ And I said, it is to ascertain the next stage of good for a majority of people in the country, not one party or a bunch of interest groups, and then develop a comprehensive plan and execute it.

 

“And he said: ‘Oh, that’s good. That’s great.’ Never did he do this.”

 
Bob Woodward to publish Trump interviews detailing his ‘effort to destroy democracy’

Trump “doesn’t understand democracy”, Woodward said, adding: “The United States was one of the rare countries formed on an idea. And that idea is democracy.

“Trump doesn’t understand that the January 6 committee has proven that. He does not understand that he’s got to take care of the people. He’s got to give them advice, warning. And he didn’t do this.”

CNN also played a clip of Woodward asking Trump, in summer 2020, if the Covid pandemic had made him say to himself, “Ah, this is the leadership test of a lifetime?”

Trump answered emphatically: “No.”

Woodward said: “He’s dismissing any responsibility he has. And that no is like a thunderclap: ‘I’m walking away from this.’”

New York AG Wants To Bar Trump From Moving Assets Amid Civil Fraud Lawsuit

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By Herb Scribner

The New York Attorney General’s Office has asked a judge to stop formerPresident Trump from moving his business assets to a new holding company amid a pending civil lawsuit.

Why it matters: The AG’s office has alleged Trump and the Trump Organization are looking to avoid accountability in the lawsuit, as the former president faces other legal challenges tied to his time in office, his business and the 2020 election.

State of play: The civil lawsuit from Letitia James’ office filed in September accuses Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization of widespread fraud.

  • James’ office said the Trump Organization registered a new entity called “Trump Organization II LLC” on the same day that the AG filed the lawsuit.
  • James’ office alleged Thursday that Trump’s business hasn’t guaranteed it will not move assets out of state to “evade legal accountability.”

What she’s saying: “Since we filed this sweeping lawsuit last month, Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have continued those same fraudulent practices and taken measures to evade responsibility,” James said in a statement. “Today, we are seeking an immediate stop to these actions because Mr. Trump should not get to play by different rules.”

  • “We will not allow Donald Trump and the Trump Organization to continue this fraud or evade accountability,” James said on Twitter. “No one is above the law.”

Zoom in: The attorney general’s office also asked for an independent party to monitor “any new financial disclosures made to banks and insurers to ensure they are not fraudulent” from Trump and the organization, James said on Twitter.

  • The office said it has requested permission to serve former President Trump and Eric Trump through electronic means as “both defendants and their counsels have refused to accept service of the complaints for almost a month.”
  • James’ office said that the case should “proceed quickly to final resolution” and requested a trial date in early October 2023.

The other side: Per the court filing, Trump’s legal team offered to provide “assurance” and “reasonable advance notice” on James’ concerns, but gave no specifics on how to implement the assurances or how to enforce them.

  • Trump’s counsel did not respond to the proposed trial date, according to the filing.
  • Trump’s legal team did not immediately respond to Axios’ request for comment.

James’ lawsuit included multiple allegations of fraud against Trump, saying the former president “falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars.”

  • The lawsuit alleges that Trump and the Trump Organization created over 200 “false and misleading valuations of assets on his annual Statements of Financial Condition to defraud financial institutions” from 2011 to 2021,according to her office.
  • James is seeking to ban Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump — who are all named in the lawsuit — from serving as an officer or directors of a business register in New York state.

The big picture: Trump is under multiple investigations — from officials in Georgia over the 2020 election, in Manhattan over financial matters and at the Department of Justice over his handling of government records — as he remains a leading potential 2024 presidential candidate.

More Republicans Trust DeSantis Than Trump To Chart Path Of GOP: Poll

 

BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN – 10/23/22 6:48 PM ET

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) topped former President Trump in a new poll asking GOP voters who they trust to guide the party into the future.

The ABC News/Ipsos poll, published on Sunday, found that 72 percent of registered Republicans believe that DeSantis, a former U.S. congressman, should have a great or good deal of influence in the future direction of the GOP, while 64 percent of respondents said the same of Trump.

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Woodward Says Trump ‘Dangerous’ And ‘A Threat To Democracy’


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BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN – 10/23/22

Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said on Sunday that he considers former President Trump “dangerous” and a threat to both democracy and the presidency.

Woodward is promoting a forthcoming audiobook titled “The Trump Tapes: Bob Woodward’s Twenty Interviews with President Donald Trump,” which includes the full audio of his 20 one-on-one interviews with the former president.

Trump was the wrong man for the job,” Woodward said during an appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning” with John Dickerson. “I realize now, two years later, all of the Jan. 6 insurrection, leads me to the conclusion that he’s not just the wrong man for the job, but he’s dangerous, and he is a threat to democracy, and he’s a threat to the presidency because he doesn’t understand the core obligations that come with that office.”

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Sunday, Woodward wrote that Trump continues to pose a threat to U.S. democracy.

“‘The Trump Tapes’ leaves no doubt that after four years in the presidency, Trump has learned where the levers of power are, and full control means installing absolute loyalists in key Cabinet and White House posts” he wrote.

The record now shows that Trump has led — and continues to lead — a seditious conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election, which in effect is an effort to destroy democracy,” he added.

“Trump reminds how easy it is to break things you do not understand — democracy and the presidency,” he wrote.

Woodward’s new book, distributed by Simon & Schuster, is slated for release on Oct. 25. 

“It’s the only time he had no comment,” Woodward told Dickerson.  “And this, of course, was months before his loss. And I kind of slapped myself a little bit: Why didn’t I follow up on that a little bit more?”

Woodward’s remarks come after the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the Capitol formally issued a subpoena to Trump on Friday.

Trump, who faces a slew of legal battles over his political and business activities, told a crowd during a rally in Texas on Saturday that he will probably launch another bid for the White House in 2024. 

The Hill has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment on Woodward’s

Steve Bannon Sentencing: Jail Term Shows January 6 Risks For Trump

It’s been a major day for the congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.

On Friday morning, a judge sentenced Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to Donald Trump and prominent right wing media figure, to four months in prison and a $6,500 fine for failing to comply with the committee’s subpoena.

A few hours later, the House January 6 committee issued its most dramatic subpoena yet – to Mr Trump himself. After building to this moment all year, the committee has laid the blame for the violent siege of the US Congress directly at the former president’s feet, and now has Mr Trump squarely in their sights.

The historic request demanded the former president sit for a deposition to the committee under oath, and turn over extensive documents from the period between election day in 2020 until after the January 6 attack, including text messages, memos and emails. They demanded Mr Trump provide the documents by 4 November, and testify by 14 November. Mr Trump is not expected to comply, and the move could set off another legal skirmish.

The timing of these actions could not be more significant for the committee. Bannon’s sentence strikes at the heart of Mr Trump’s orbit and represents one of the most high-profile punishments yet handed down to his backers, several of whom have faced federal investigations. The outcome of a case like Bannon’s, which is inextricably linked to the Capitol riot, could point to more turbulent times ahead for Mr Trump, and other top lieutenants.

A defiant court appearance

 

Despite the jeers of “fascist traitor!”, Bannon looked relaxed as he arrived at a Washington, DC federal courthouse on Friday, clutching a copy of the Financial Times and commenting on “the global elites”.

Before stepping inside, Bannon told a small group of journalists, live streamers, supporters, and critics that the “illegitimate regime, their judgement day is on 8th November, when the Biden administration ends”.

It was the kind of language that got Bannon in trouble in the first place. Ahead of the January 6 attack that Trump supporters launched on the Capitol, he had told listeners that “all hell would break loose” that day.

After the 2020 election, Bannon was one of a gaggle of Trump allies who sought ways to overturn the results in favour of Mr Trump, who lost by several million votes but claimed victory regardless. He pushed election conspiracy theories on his War Room show, and encouraged listeners to get involved in efforts to question or overturn the results.

He then defied a congressional subpoena when the House committee investigating the January 6 riot demanded he comply with its inquiry, which Bannon had dubbed “a clown show.”

The committee referred the case to the Justice Department, and the former top Trump adviser was found guilty of contempt of Congress earlier this year.

 

Before issuing his sentence, US District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, noted Bannon had shown “no remorse for his actions”. The sentence was a far cry from the six months in prison and the $200,000 fine sought by prosecutors, but the decision sent a message that courts were willing to take actions recommended by the January 6 committee.

Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon as his campaign CEO in August 2016 and, following his victory, handed him a key White House role

It remains to be seen whether either of the day’s developments will endure upcoming challenges. Mr Bannon could win his appeal. And should the Republican Party take over the House of Representatives after the midterm elections on 8 November, Trump’s allies in Congress have vowed to disband – and even investigate – the January 6 committee.

If Bannon’s appeal against the prison sentence does not succeed, a stint inside could silence him temporarily. But it remains to be seen whether a different version will emerge from this process. On Friday, the presiding judge said he hoped Bannon’s punishment would at least have a cautionary effect on his imitators.

“Others must be deterred,” Judge Nichols said, “from committing similar crimes”.