WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, three news items from three locations in the U.S.: in Atlantic City, the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino was imploded; in Houston, Sen. Ted Cruz boarded a flight to Cancun in order to escape the winter crisis gripping the state he represents; in Palm Beach, radio host Rush Limbaugh, the spiritual father of modern conservative culture-war politics, died of lung cancer in his home at age 70. Together, they mark the trajectory of forces that took over Republican party politics during the past 30 years. Limbaugh was beloved by many Americans for his radio program, which ushered in a bitter, accusatory brand of politics-as-entertainment that came to dominate both talk radio and the American right. His rhetoric ultimately boiled down to “owning the libs” as the basis of a political ideology — convincing listeners to openly resent and insult minorities, feminists, and Democrats. He denied climate change and peddled conspiracy theories. He coined the term … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump may be gone, but their culture war is far from over
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After his Conservative Political Action Committee speech, Donald Trump Donald Trump Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE has shown that his presidential loss has not slowed down his domination of the Republican Party. Quite the opposite, as any Republican who deviates from the Trump line, be they the former party presidential nominee, the wife of one, or the second ranking Republican in the House and daughter of the former vice president, is immediately denounced and threatened with primaries or being written out of the party. Many observers, including Senator Mitt Romney, feel that if Trump decides to run again, the 2024 nomination is his for the taking. This may be so, but that alone does not make Trump unusual. The reality is that Trump’s continued command of the … [Read more...] about Is the influence of Donald Trump actually that unusual in politics?
Donald Trump has hit back at The Wall Street Journal after the newspaper published a recent editorial questioning the former president's usefulness to the Republican Party after its losses in the 2020 election cycle. " The Wall Street Journal editorial page continues, knowingly, to fight for globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders, and endless wars that favor other countries and sell out our great American workers, and they fight for RINOS [Republicans in name only] that have so badly hurt the Republican Party," Trump said Thursday. He added: "That's where they are and that's where they will always be. Fortunately, nobody cares much about The Wall Street Journal editorial anymore. They have lost great credibility." The statement comes days after the editorial board noted that during the four years Trump was in power, Republicans on Capitol Hill lost control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate . "Mr. Trump had one … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Rebukes WSJ After Editorial Board Suggests the GOP Look Past His Presidency
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has filed a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump , his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) accusing them of inciting the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. In a statement, Swalwell said he filed the civil claim against them for "inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from doing our jobs of certifying the votes of the American people." His statement said that the events of January 6 came as a "direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants' false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft." "The Defendants assembled, inflamed and incited the mob, and as such are wholly responsible for the injury and destruction that followed." The suit was filed on Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. A similar suit was previously filed by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) against Trump . Jason Miller, an advisor to Trump, said Swalwell had "no credibility," according … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump, Don Jr, Rudy Giuliani and Mo Brooks Over Capitol Riot
Ex-House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell (D-CA) confirmed Friday he will sue former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks in a second major lawsuit seeking to hold Trump and his allies accountable for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Swalwell’s action follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups. Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capitol that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from certifying the votes of the American people. My statement: pic.twitter.com/wmSMcEzeL6 — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 5, 2021 Swalwell’s case echoes some of the same claims as Thompson’s — citing a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan’s intimidation of elected officials. According to Axios, the lawsuit … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump and Allies over Capital Riots