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“Giuliani’s Passion” By Clark S. Judge

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The weekly column from Clark Judge:

“Giuliani’s Passion”

By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Rudolph Giuliani wrote that he hoped the bluntness of his recent words about President Barack Obama would not obscure his meaning. If ever there were a case of twisted by naves to make a trap for fools, the criticism of the former New York mayor’s remarks is it.

Giuliani had said that the President’s rhetoric is never about love of this country. It is never about affirmation of this country. It is not about the goodness of this country. It takes on a tone that is different and, in its totality, is unsettling, which is true. Continue Reading

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Serious and Less Than Serious

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Congrats Hugh.  Your questioning will bring a gravitas to the debates that has been missing for a few cycles, certainly your Monday Spengler moment would indicate your desire to do just that.  I have been haunted by your thoughts there all week.

Reading George Weigel at NR yesterday on Putin and Ukraine is a stark reminder of the lack of seriousness not just the media, but many western leaders, seem to have on world events:

No, the deeper reason for Europe’s “catastrophic misreading” of Putin and Russia is Europe’s lack of belief in its own civilizational project, which manifests itself in its military and political weakness — its refusal to defend itself, either with arms or with ideas. Europe wants to be left alone with its pleasures, happily uninvolved in the Hobbesian world Putin has created to the east of Poland’s eastern and southern borders; Ukraine is a bother, because the people who made the Maidan Revolution of Dignity have the disturbing tendency to insist that “European values” involve more than six-week paid vacations in a womb-to-tomb welfare state. Thus Europe tacitly acquiesces in Putin’s gross violations of the international law to which Europe pays such homage, and the Baltic states are, rightly, very, very worried — as the rest of Europe ought to be.

It seems as if we believe in nothing so much as our own pleasure.  Which is why Ross Douthat’s column yesterday on the “Obama/Christian” question, while insightful, misses the point.  The question is not about Christianity – it is about Obama.

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RNC Chair Reince Priebus On The 2016 GOP Debates And Hillary’s “Pay Gap” Hypocrisy

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

RNC Chair Reince Priebus joined me on today’s show to discuss the GOP debate in which I will be participating, all the other debates as well as Hillary’s demand for “pay equity” in California today:

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HH: But I open this hour with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. You ought to be following Reince, @Reince on Twitter, and I want to thank him, because it was because of his efforts that the Salem Media Group is able to co-sponsor with CNN three debates, in which I will be a participant. I don’t know who the moderator is going to be, yet, but Reince Priebus, great to have you, thank you for setting this stuff up. You’ve worked a revolution.

RP: Well, hey, congratulations to you and congratulations to Salem Media. This is exactly what I wanted to do a couple of years ago when we talked about taking control of the presidential primary debate process. And I was never interested in turning the debate process into some kind of patty-cake session, but that we would have serious journalists, serious people that wanted to get involved in asking questions and creating a debate environment that would bring honor to the Republican Party, not a debate environment spurred on by nefarious actors like Chris Matthews and others. And so, you know, we’re going to have a reasonable number of debates, and we’re going to have conservatives help in the moderating and the management of these debates, and today was a big announcement. I’m excited about it. I’m happy for you. Continue Reading

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Bloomberg’s Jon Allen On Kasich ’16: Will He Or Won’t He?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Bloomberg’s D.C. Bureau Chief Job Allen joined me today to discuss the waterfront of political issues, chief among them the GOP field, and whether Ohio Governor John Kasich will be joining:

Audio:

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HH: It’s Hugh Hewitt with one of my favorite MSM’ers. Jon Allen is the DC bureau chief of Bloomberg, and once you’ve had a martini with a guy, you really can’t dislike him. And so we were together on the night that Eric Cantor got knocked off, and knocking a couple back with David Drucker across the street from the Heritage Foundation. I can’t ever be upset with him. But I’m wondering, Jon Allen, if you’re sharing the shock of other MSM’ers that the conservative media has breached the wall of the presidential debates today?

JA: I love it, Hugh.

HH: (laughing)

JA: I think it’s great. I mean, you know, and not just because I’m on your radio show. I’m a fan of yours. You go far beneath the surface in your interviews, and I think you bring out a lot of great stuff from the people that come on your show. So I’m excited to see that in action. And I don’t see a downside. I’m not as un-enamored of the MSM as you call it, as you are, but…

HH: You know, you’re…

JA: There’s room for a lot of people on the stage. There’s a lot of room for a lot of people in the debate, and I think more and varied voices are good, and I think that somebody coming from a perspective of very pure interests in what these guys have to say about particularly the primary audiences is valuable.

HH: You know, your reporter, Dave Weigel, called me up today, and I had a great conversation with Dave, and that’s my point. The whole thing has changed. Everything has changed. And Bloomberg’s been rolling with that, and adding people left and right. But I wanted to ask you about something you tweeted out today. First of all, I have kept the tweet you sent this morning to Liz Smith – Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, no harm intended. And I’m going to save that for after I do my Red from That 70s Show, dumbass question, in the presidential debates. And I’m going to send that to you. But you were also talking about the VA secretary. And I honestly, I have no idea why you would write that both parties are invested in his survival. Would you explain that, because that caught my eye today.

JA: Yeah, so I think you’re talking about a guy who was very well-respected by Republicans when he came in. He’d been the CEO of Proctor and Gamble, somebody that they either knew or certainly respected his business acumen. He’s somebody who was not seen as your sort of typical cabinet pick in terms of being somebody that worked on the Obama campaign, or had been a donor, or worked in Democratic politics for a long time. This is somebody who came, you know, I think by all accounts, the business world. And that was something that I think appealed to them. On the Democratic side, obviously the President tapped this guy to be, to clean up the VA. And all he needs is another scandal over there. Now look, if it turns out that he said this one time, I think it’ll blow over. If it turns out that every time where was a Proctor and Gamble board meeting he regaled everyone with stories of being in Special Forces, which is a very specific thing within the Army, that’s another matter. But you know, if we don’t see anything else come out here, I just think there’s political support for him on both sides. Continue Reading

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