Prominent Republicans keep hoping for someone to rescue them from its slate of mediocre candidates. But the party’s biggest problem is the ideological bloodlust of its base.
The bombshell dropped in Saturday’s Playbook, the chattering-class email sent out every morning by the Politico’s Mike Allen. If Mitt Romney fails to win Michigan next Tuesday, a few high-powered Republicans have started saying, the party needs to go back to square one and recruit a new candidate. Yes, maybe it does. But what will that fix? Not much. What the party needs is not simply a new candidate. It needs someone with the courage to stand up and say that the GOP has gone completely off the deep end—and that the party could run an amalgam of Ronald Reagan and Mahatma Gandhi and he wouldn’t win as long as the party’s inflamed base keeps with its current attitudes. But it lacks such a person utterly. It’s a party made up of on the one hand unprincipled cowards, and on the other of people devoted to principles so extreme that they’d have serious trouble attracting more than about 42 percent of the vote.
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American foreign policy is at a crossroads. One path for the US is global cooperation. The other is a burst of militarism in response to frustrated ambitions. The future of the US, and of the world, hangs on this choice.
The Department of Justice Inspector General will review broad allegations of misconduct involving the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the bureau’s controversial decision shortly before the election to announce the probe had resumed, the Inspector General announced Thursday.
...At the press conference, Trump doubled down on this as well, explaining that "President Putin and Russia put out a statement today that this fake news was indeed fake news. They said it totally never happened." Not to be disrespectful to the President-elect, but to take such a defense seriously, one has to be a moron...
An MI6 spook who compiled a dirty dossier on Donald Trump has fled his home after his identity was revealed online.Former British spy Christopher Steele is understood to have left for an unknown location over fears of a backlash from Moscow. Sources reportedly say the 52-year-old is “terrified for his safety”.
Senior British security sources revealed emergency measures were being taken to make the MI6 veteran safe.