Good luck! Comey hearing ratings give The Resistance fresh hope

Confirmed: A lot of people watched Thursday’s Comey hearing:

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‘Sanctuary cities threaten national security': Tucker interviews Lansing mayor Virgil Bernero

The mayor of Lansing, Michigan was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight, and Virg Bernero is the latest in the line of “sanctuary city”-supporting politicians:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/wa-37/2017/04/05/sanctuary-cities-threaten-national-security-tucker-interviews-lansing-mayor-virgil-bernero/

Nearly every Navy SEAL embarrassed by President Trump, Matthew Dowd told

One thing the media should have learned from the 2016 campaign season is that reporters really need to hit the road and do more shoe-leather journalism get in the car and drive to places like downtown Arkansas and talk with the people who live there.

ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd recently had a conversation with a Navy SEAL, and what he learned from that one talk was pretty shocking.

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Paul Ryan’s reaction to threat from Donald Trump?

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was asked by reporters today what he thought about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s threat that if he didn’t work with President Trump on his proposals he’d “pay a big price.”

His answer:

Trump made the threat athis press conference in Florida on Super Tuesday when asked about how he thought he’d work with Congress:

There’s a reason Ryan is “laughing out loud.” As long as Ryan is Speaker of the House, he controls the legislation, not Trump. Ryan is needed as an ally, not an enemy.

Trump, whoreleased his health care plan last night, seems to acknowledge that as the plan is— surprise — heavy on working with Congress to get what he wants:

… will be difficult to repair unless the next President and a Republican congress lead the effort to bring much-needed free market reforms to the healthcare industry.

And:

But none of these positive reforms can be accomplished without Obamacare repeal. On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

And:

But none of these positive reforms can be accomplished without Obamacare repeal. On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

However, it is not enough to simply repeal this terrible legislation. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation…

And:

Any reform effort must begin with Congress. Since Obamacare became law, conservative Republicans have been offering reforms that can be delivered individually or as part of more comprehensive reform efforts. In the remaining sections of this policy paper, several reforms will be offered that should be considered by Congress so that on the first day of the Trump Administration, we can start the process of restoring faith in government and economic liberty to the people.

Congress must act. Our elected representatives in the House and Senate must act…

And:

Businesses are allowed to take these deductions so why wouldnt Congress allow individuals the same exemptions?

And:

Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, reliable and cheaper products. Congress will need the courage to step away from the special interests and do what is right for America.

And:

Finally, we need to reform our mental health programs and institutions in this country. Families, without the ability to get the information needed to help those who are ailing, are too often not given the tools to help their loved ones. There are promising reforms being developed in Congress that should receive bi-partisan support.

To reform healthcare in America, we need a President who has the leadership skills, will and courage to engage the American people and convince Congress to do what is best for the country. These

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell referred to the health care plan as evidence Trump was “already beginning the process to caving” to Speaker Ryan:

Well, maybe not “caving” but it’s certainly a dose of reality.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/03/paul-ryans-reaction-to-threat-from-donald-trump-i-just-laughed-out-loud/

SHOCKER: The Resistance LOVES David Frum’s 4 words of advice for Trump

David Frum, who has declared the Trump presidency a “coup,” now has 26,000 retweets and counting for this advice for the president:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/05/17/shocker-the-resistance-loves-david-frums-4-words-of-advice-for-trump/

Trump asks if questions about World Trade Center, Iraq are fair game now that W’s joining Jeb

Former President George W. Bush will join his brother Jeb on the campaign trail in South Carolina today, and Donald Trump asked about bringing up certain topics:

Trump’s getting plenty of criticism for comments similar to those he made during Saturday night’s GOP debate:

On “Face the Nation,” Trump said of 9/11, “I am not blaming [President Bush], although…the CIA said there was a lot of information that something like that was going to happen.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/15/trump-asks-if-questions-about-world-trade-center-iraq-are-fair-game-now-that-ws-joining-jeb/

Dana Perino describes why she had ‘an out-of-party experience’ today [video]

Mitt Romney’s speech blasting the 2016 GOP front-runner and later Trump’s response made for interesting viewing for Dana Perino, who described it on “The Five” this afternoon:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/03/dana-perino-describes-why-she-had-an-out-of-party-experience-today-video/

‘Sounds like a mob boss': Trump says Chicago Cubs owners ‘better be careful’

Donald Trump has made it quite clear that he won’t tolerate any negativity in this presidential election. Negativity directed at him, that is.

From USA Today:

New campaign-finance reportsshow that Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire T.D. Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts, contributed $3 million to Our Principles PAC, a super PAC thatblistered Trump with negative ads, voter guides and mailersahead of the Iowa caucusesand theNew Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Katie Packer, who helped manageMitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, runs the group.

Virtually all the money thecommitteeraised in January came from Ricketts, whose familyownsthe Chicago Cubs.

The Ricketts family backed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s short-livedpresidential bid. Marlene Ricketts, however, also spread smaller amounts to other contenders, giving $10,000 each last year to super PACs that backed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Sen.Lindsey Graham, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

This morning, Trumphad a message for the Ricketts family:

Um, OK …

Some of his supporters are digging the tough-guy talk:

But a lot of people are … unimpressed, to say the least:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/22/sounds-like-a-mob-boss-trump-says-chicago-cubs-owners-better-be-careful/