I had the pleasure of speaking with our friend John Nolte of Breitbart.com about the phenomenon of Trump and various GOP consultants attacking not Trump but his supporter. We discuss why this is the tactic, the impact of Trump on the campaigns so far, what the conservative grassroots can expect, and how important immigration issues are to the future of the country.
John notes Trump is his 5th choice for president but he’s appalled at the attacks on his supporters. His main concern, he stresses, is the willingness of what he calls the ‘GOP Smart Set’ to malign 25% of the GOP base. His explanation of how this damages the whole of the conservative cause is valuable.
We all saw the same smear attacks and efforts to destroy Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. It’s happening again, but now the establishment is faced with a man who cannot be financially ruined, and has enough resources and is well-known enough that he can, and has been, surviving the pathetic Shock and Awe efforts to destroy him.
No matter what you think of Trump, watching the system respond to him is a valuable reminder of how anyone from outside the establishment cabal is seen by the machine as presenting a dramatic threat to the status quo. Now why would that be? I’m also pleased with how Trump’s refusal to be politically correct is challenging the rest of the GOP field. All of that is a good thing, as we are learning more every day about who has the stuff to compete, who is being honest with us, and who can do well in the arena.
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Here’s the podcast of my interview today on Tammy Radio with Janice Dean. She’s the Fox News meteorologist and author of the “Freddy the Frogcaster” books for children. Her latest, “Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane” has just been released. Check out her Author Page at Amazon for all her books, follow her on Twitter @JaniceDean and Like on Facebook at Facebook.com/JaniceDean.
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I had the pleasure of interviewing presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Tammy Radio today. While I am keeping an open mind about (almost) the whole field, I have to tell you, I’m very impressed. I think you will be, too. Below is the public podcast. I hope you enjoy it!
Must Watch Video: Iowa Freedom Summit, Carly Fiorina.
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Bosch’s winning Muhammad cartoon
On Tammy Radio today I had the pleasure of speaking with our friend and the Muhammad cartoon winning cartoonist Bosch Fawstin. We discuss the events surrounding the terrorist attack on the event, the importance of free speech, whether or not he’s in hiding (he’s not), and what the future holds. At the bottom of this post is the public podcast of our conversation, I hope you enjoy it 🙂
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I had a great time speaking with Fox News reporter and host Greta Van Susteren today on Tammy Radio. We discussed a wide range of things including her Greta Talk podcast series. You can learn more about that at GretaTalk.com and her main blog is at GretaWire.com. She’s a very engaged Twitterer as well, where you can follow her at @Greta.
Enjoy the podcast!
A special topic of the conversation? Mike Van Susteren==>
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I had the pleasure today of speaking with Mary Bono, former Congresswoman and, as her Twitter bio notes, “Mom, Grammy. Principal at FaegreBD Consulting. Working on Energy, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Other Big Things. (Member of Congress from CA 1998-2013.)” We covered a variety of issues including her expectation for the new Republican Congress, cybersecurity issues, and her opinion of Rep. Boehner’s leadership.
I also asked if she any interest in running for Senate from California. I like Ms. Bono and was especially pleased when she didn’t rule it out 🙂 Mary’s not a show horse, she just gets the job done so you may not be entirely familiar with her accomplishments and the work she’s been doing. I think you’ll be impressed and I hope you like the discussion.
The part of the exchange where we discuss her running for the Senate starts at 15:30. Enjoy!
Tammy Bruce: We know that you’re a serious person, you genuinely care, that your agenda is proper, that’s what we’re looking for and that’s the thing that so many are missing. But speaking of that, are you happy being out of political life, out of government, or is that something you’d want to go back into…
Mary Bono: Every once in a while I miss it, and the reason I wish I were there, especially because the issues are so critical right now and we need to be fighting like mad. And national security, obviously is first and foremost on my mind and I would want to be in there fighting that fight, raising that voice… even as a grandmother and mother…
TB: …How do we make government better when good people aren’t necessarily in Washington at the moment and whether or not you would go back, and then I think of California and the senate race… as people are scrambling around, we know Boxer isn’t running again. Is that something… I think Californians would respond very well to you and I think you know they would as well. Is that something you would ever dip your toe into, thinking about the senate from California?
MB: Well, never say never, but it would take an awful lot for me to go back. I’m expecting my second grandbaby in about two weeks, and my time with my family is critically important to me. I feel like I’m making a difference on the outside still. I’m working on issues I care about, I still have a ‘what’s best for the American people’ thought process behind all that I do, so it would take an awful lot for me to go back in.
But it does trouble me that it really looks like we’ve already anointed the next Boxer successor and I think that’s really scary to me. It’s the biggest, most important state and there ought to be a really robust conversation and campaign amongst a few people with different ideas, rather than “Ok, it’s this person’s time, she’s next in line.” And it looks like that’s sort of where we are right now…Read more 3 comments
Hey everyone, here’s a Special Report addressing some of the big stories of the week as I continue my road trip to New York. I expected to be in town by Tuesday, but alas I’ll get there Friday. Gina and Snoopy are already in the Big Apple and all is good 🙂
In the meantime, here is a public podcast with commentary on a few issues we’ve been dealing with this week.Read more 3 comments
Had a terrific conversation with columnist and best-selling author David Limbaugh about his new book, “Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.” When I spoke with him, the book was #1 in all books on Amazon, which means, obviously, David has a bestseller on his hands because the American people are hungry for smart discussions about the significant issues which affect our lives, including the role of faith.
I think you’ll enjoy this exchange as much as I did 🙂
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Washington Times reporter Cheryl Chumley back in June about her new book, “Police State.” It was the Ferguson situation which alerted most Americans to the problem of outiftting local police departments with military equipment, but Cheryl was on it well before and we discuss the details of this problematic development.
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I had the pleasure of speaking with author and lawyer Andrew McCarthy today about his new book “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.” Here’s the public podcast of our conversation. You’ll find the player at the bottom of this page and can listen directly here or download.
Please spread the word and share the podcast with friends and followers. And do get the book as it will help inform all of us about the our history and options is the president continues to treat the Constitution like a dirty dish rag.
About Andrew McCarthy:
Andy is best known as the leading prosecutor against Blind Sheik (Omar Abdel Rahman) and eleven other jihadists for waging a war against the United States – including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and plot to bomb New York City landmarks. The New York Times did this profile piece on him a few years ago. He is currently a senior fellow at National Review Institute, and a contributing editor at National Review.
In the book, McCarthy makes the first serious effort to build an indictment of the nation’s 45th president by dispassionately, and patiently examining the extent of the administration’s lawlessness and provides a little history lesson about why the Founders were so adamant about including Impeachment as a safeguard against abuse of power by the Chief Executive. As McCarthy points out, impeachment was seen as primarily as a political remedy, not a legal one— that is, it was the mechanism the people could employ to remove the president when he had violated the high trust reposed in him by incompetence, mendacity, and fraud.
About Faithless Execution:
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We still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not merely an article of faith but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution. Our founding compact provides a remedy against rulers supplanting the rule of law, and Andrew C. McCarthy makes a compelling case for using it.
The authors of the Constitution saw practical reasons to place awesome powers in a single chief executive, who could act quickly and decisively in times of peril. Yet they well understood that unchecked power in one person’s hands posed a serious threat to liberty, the defining American imperative. Much of the debate at the Philadelphia convention therefore centered on how to stop a rogue executive who became a law unto himself.
The Framers vested Congress with two checks on presidential excess: the power of the purse and the power of impeachment. They are potent remedies, and there are no others.
It is a straightforward matter to establish that President Obama has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a term signifying maladministration and abuses of power by holders of high public trust. But making the legal case is insufficient for successful impeachment, leading to removal from office. Impeachment is a political matter and hinges on public opinion.
In Faithless Execution, McCarthy weighs the political dynamics as he builds a case, assembling a litany of abuses that add up to one overarching offense: the president’s willful violation of his solemn oath to execute the laws faithfully. The “fundamental transformation” he promised involves concentrating power into his own hands by flouting law—statutes, judicial rulings, the Constitution itself—and essentially daring the other branches of government to stop him. McCarthy contends that our elected representative are duty-bound to take up the dare.
Here is Monday’s Tammy Radio program. Normally, this on-demand podcast is exclusive media for subscribers, but many Tammy Army Members asked that it be released for everyone. So, if you missed the Monday show here it is, as I address all the aspects of the Bergdahl/Taliban swap and its impact on national security and the safety of Americans everywhere.
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Due to today’s busy day and my being on Megyn Kelly’s show tonight about my column, here’s a public podcast with an hour of commentary on today’s big news. This is in addition to the one hour live Tammy Radio tonight at 9pm PT. TAM Chat will be open as well! Hope you enjoy it and are having a lovely day 🙂
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