I'm seeing it everywhere -- an irritating, repetitive tic in which people insert their feelings regarding Donald Trump into conversations, interviews and articles that aren’t even remotely about him. It's now a reflex. You could read a piece about a new album, and invariably, the writer begins with a diatribe against Trump. It’s not till you get to the fourth paragraph that the moron has even touched on the record.
Despite spending millions and millions of dollars, the Democrats still lost in Georgia’s 6th District. You could see the pain on their faces: they thought they had this one. Let’s return to the shooting of Stephen Scalise - or rather, the liberal reaction to it. On MSNBC, and its twin sister, the campus lounge - we saw a ghoulish reiteration of one sad take: the shooting wasn’t entirely unjustified. In fact, given Scalise’s voting record, it all makes sense!
After this recent attack in London, we learned another absurd fact: not only was one of the attackers known by anti-terror police, it’s been reported that he had been featured in a major documentary called “The Jihadis Next Door.”This made me think of the rolling credits you see at the end of a film…which features dozens, sometimes hundreds, of names – from script doctors to producers to makeup to catering.
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Selecting a term
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