The Main Event – July 20, 2018
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Trump and Putin Summit
The long-anticipated Helsinki Summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place on Monday, leaving Democrats and the media in hysterics all week. Ed alert: “You can control where you buy his house, but you can’t control who buys the house next door. You can hate your neighbor, or try to get along. We’re the number one superpower and they’re number two. It’s probably a good idea to have some kind of relationship with them at some point.” Tune in to hear more thoughts along these lines!
You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the negative feedback on Trump’s comments on Russian election meddling. Whether the President walked back his comments on election meddling or not, we were bound to see hysterical reactions from people on the left – and not surprisingly, one of them was Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan.
Someone needs to tell Brennan that once you start calling everything treasonous, the concept of treason loses its meaning.
Tune in to hear Ed consult Siri on the definition!
What are the Democrats Up To?
In the last months before the midterm election, House Democrats have finalized their new campaign slogan: “For the People.” According to Politico, the Democrats plan to begin working “For the People” into their statements and press conferences, with a focus on three key areas: addressing health care and prescription drug costs; increasing wages through infrastructure and public works projects; and highlighting “Republican corruption” in Washington.
The slogan is supposed to summarize the economic-based messaging Democrats have been pushing since last summer…when they unveiled a different slogan, “Better Deal” — but that one didn’t catch on, and was even mocked by some Democrats in Congress.
But the Dems may have legal trouble on their hands, because “For the people” is already taken by a major personal injury law firm in Florida, and that firm owns the website domain ForThePeople.com.
During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi took it upon herself to clear up any confusion by using both the old and new slogans, and she hit it out of the park (not really).
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is up to something too. Is she trying to stay politically relevant for legacy reasons, or is she running for President again?
- Five times in the last month alone, Hillary sent emails touting her super PAC’s role in combating President Trump. Most seized on headline events, such as the family separation issue at the southern border.
- Under the message line “Horrific,” she wrote on June 18: “This is a moral and humanitarian crisis. Every one of us who has ever held a child in their arms, and every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged.” She then said that she warned about Trump’s immigration policies during the 2016 campaign.
- Three days later she was back again, saying that her group Onward Together (the Super PAC she launched in 2017) raised $1 million and would split it among organizations working to change border policy, including the American Civil Liberties Union and a gaggle of immigrant, refugee, Latino and women’s groups.
- And the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Clinton introduced yet another new resistance partner. Called “Demand Justice,” it promises to protect “reproductive rights, voting rights and access to health care” by keeping Senate Democrats united in opposing any conservative Truonmp nominee. Guess who’s running Demand Justice? Brian Fallon, her 2016 campaign press secretary. And Demand Justice is one of the organizations linked to on Clinton’s Onward Together website. Speaking of Onward Together’s website, OnwardTogether.org, the New York Post called it “a Clinton 2020 campaign vehicle in waiting.”
Ed alert: “Wait until you start getting phone calls from this organization.”
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