“Worst President” is an Awesome Book, and Open Thread

Jeff Johns did a review of Worst President:

Margolis and Noonan literally lay out chapter and verse, running down 200 separate entries, spread over a broad range of categories detailing a litany of examples to illustrate their thesis, all backed up with 124 pages of endnotes citing source materials. One of the striking things as you read through this book is the amount of things the mainstream media never bothered to cover, gave passing coverage to or made excuses for during Obama’s White House tenure.

You all have bought it, right?

Matt and I are grateful for Johns review, and for all those who have read it and told us how much they’ve appreciated our effort. We wrote the book to ensure that the totality of Obama wasn’t sent down the Memory Hole. As Johns points out, we’re sourced to our eyeballs on what we say: it all really happened. And most people simply don’t know about it.

Cocain Mitch is winning all down the line for President Trump, and for us. A lot of Trumpsters still say bad things about McConnell…but the reality is that McConnell is Trump’s best man on Capitol Hill.

Ted Cruz is locked into battle with Beto O’Rourke for the Senate in Texas…I, for one, have never viewed O’Rourke as a real threat…but, if he ever was, he ain’t, now:

“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere, anyplace,” O’Rourke concluded.

So, Ted Cruz is probably going to have to report this as an in-kind donation. O’Rourke’s problem is that he’s marketing himself as a modern Bobby Kennedy…a moderate who cares. But he doesn’t represent Bobby’s Democrat party…he represents Maxine Waters’ Democrat party. And that means he is simply forced to make statements which will make him forever toxic outside the deep, blue areas.

Trump deported an old Nazi the other day and, yes, some liberals managed to complain about it.

Also, that poor girl who was killed by the illegal immigrant? Well, liberals spent the day deriding her as a mere “white girl” and Warren went so far as to assert that her death must be set aside so we can tackle the important issue of children being separated from their parents at the border. Yes: she really said that.

It’s like the Democrats want Trump re-elected.

30 thoughts on ““Worst President” is an Awesome Book, and Open Thread

  1. Cluster August 23, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Jeff Sessions could quite possibly be the worst attorney general in our nations history. He is a wounded deer in the headlights ….

    • fieldingclaymore August 23, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      Why doesn’t 45 fire him?

      Weird for the guy whose catch phrase was “You’re Fired!”

      • Retired Spook August 23, 2018 / 4:18 pm

        I’ve probably just read too many Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp novels, but I’ve thought there might be a possibility that Trump and Sessions are working together secretly behind the scenes to nail whole bunch of Trump’s enemies. It sounds exactly like something Trump would do. Meanwhile, keep his adversaries off balance by publicly criticizing Sessions.

      • Cluster August 23, 2018 / 5:32 pm

        I read today that Trump is considering declassifying a lot of DOJ documents that will completely expose the corruption at the top levels of Obama’s FBI and their conduct during the 2016 election …. Trump said that he would prefer not to but will if this continues. PLEASE DO IT. Let’s remember that Cohen’s office was RAIDED by the FBI in the early morning hours. Was he a murderer? Did he embezzle? NOPE. He evaded taxes and paid off some women. Helluva job FBI

        That’s a country I don’t want to live in.

      • Amazona August 25, 2018 / 3:27 pm

        I would love to see Trump get rid of Sessions, if Sessions doesn’t have the integrity to admit his mistake and quit, appoint an acting AG and then proceed to do serious, in-depth investigations of:

        1. The corruption of the highest levels of the FBI, including but not limited to FBI payments to Steele (AKA collusion with Russia to influence the American election) and perjury to the FISA court by top FBI officials. And I don’t just mean “investigate”, I mean charge and prosecute and try.

        2. The entire Hillary server issue, from the beginning till the end, including bringing in people with no security clearance to run it after she illegally decided to use and EVERY SINGLE PERSON who, even knowing it was illegal, went on to communicate with her through it. That would include the destruction of evidence, both of digital documents and of actual equipment, and violation of subpoenas, as well as lying to Congress and the FBI. Again, I don’t just mean “investigate”, I mean charge and prosecute and try.

        3. The entire Benghazi issue, from her end run around the CIA to set up her own covert shipments of arms to Syrian rebels to the use of those weapons against the US to the riot in Benghazi to the real reasons no air cover was allowed and people were told to stand down to the lies told to the public and the framing and imprisonment of an innocent man. Ditto for following up with charges and prosecution.

        4. The hiring and ongoing employment of the Awan family including the names of ALL who used them, and the identity of everything they had access to, including criminal action against DWS and any Representative who failed in his or her duty to protect our national security. Ditto for following up with charges and prosecution.

        5. Why the DNC refused to allow the FBI access to their server and records after they claimed they had been hacked, till their own people had gone over everything—-obstruction of justice? On whose authority did this occur?

        6. The Clinton Foundation, including but not limited to how much it was involved in Hillary’s illegal Pay to Play schemes. Ditto for following up with charges and prosecution.

        7. The entire trail of the invention of the “dossier”—-the idea, the implementation, who did what, who hired whom, who paid whom and how, where the ideas for content came from, who was involved in any country and with any government, and who received the “dossier” after it was concocted. This is separate from how it was used with the FISA court. Ditto for following up with charges and prosecution.

        8. An investigation into how payments for the “dossier” were structured and made, and if any of this construes illegal campaign contributions. Ditto for following up with charges and prosecution.

        9. Just what legally constitutes subversion, or an effort to illegally subvert the US Constitution and effect a coup, to topple a sitting president, and naming names. Even if no actual CRIME is uncovered, this should be outlined, detailed, defined and made public, and no one associated with it should be allowed into the White House Press Corps or, ideally, in public office. That would be hard to implement, at least the public office part, but the information could affect re-election efforts.

      • Amazona August 23, 2018 / 9:30 pm

        Gee, Claymore, since you’re such an expert, why don’t you pass on your advice?

      • fieldingclaymore August 24, 2018 / 11:26 am

        Because if he fires Sessions now it will be make getting the new supreme through more difficult by angering Sessions former colleagues in the senate. Also Sessions replacement would be harder to get through as well.. And 45 is down the block tough.

        That what I think. But who knows.

      • M. Noonan August 24, 2018 / 10:51 pm

        Odd opinion I heard today but it immediately struck me as sensible: if Sessions hadn’t recused himself then Mueller never would have been appointed…and the MSM would be wall-to-wall about how Russia hacked the vote and pushed Trump over the top. Now, we’ve got Mueller digging around people’s tax returns and the MSM wall-to-wall with people like Stormy. There might be more strategery here than we suspect.

      • Amazona August 25, 2018 / 3:31 pm

        I don’t see clever strategy here. I see Trump making a mistake in his evaluation of Sessions’ courage and integrity and character and now paying the price. I see dramatic underestimation of the determination of the Left and the depths to which they will sink.

        Wailing about Russia “hacking the election and pushing Trump over the top” could have been handled a lot more easily than the ceaseless avalanche of invented crimes and participation of Russian agents provocateurs, otherwise known as the Rabidly Radical American Left including members of Congress.

        I see it as naivete and failure to accurately assess the dangers.

      • M. Noonan August 25, 2018 / 10:35 pm

        That could well be the case – it was clear as he came in that Trump was trying to extend some olive branches to the GOP establishment. Sessions was at least in part appointed for that reason…he was a McConnell guy, and McConnell was likely grateful for it. That, if it was the case, has paid dividends as McConnell works tremendously well with Trump…but, Sessions does seem to be one of Trump’s weakest appointments. Unless he and Trump are about to spring the mother of all surprises on us, I’d have to say that Sessions has failed. One thing that occurs to me is that the leaks and Obama-holdover backstabbing seems to have abated, if not ceased altogether, as all the other Executive branches while Justice still seems rocky. Sessions may simply lack the grit to assert control.

      • Amazona August 26, 2018 / 7:27 am

        And I don’t know why he is so timid. Surely he knows that if he were to man up a little and be more assertive he would have the support of the President, and he should have gotten the message by now that refusing to do so is costing him support from that direction. It’s as if there is something very powerful holding him back.

      • M. Noonan August 26, 2018 / 1:36 pm

        It broke a little bit ago that Rosenstein may have ordered the Trump-appointed US Attorney for SDNY to recuse himself from the Cohen investigation. Now, maybe there was a reason for this – but, if so, it should have been Trump’s man Sessions making the call, not a Deep State bureaucrat. This is what infuriates many: this apparent concept that the Justice Department isn’t controlled by President Trump. The former US Attorney for SDNY, fired by Trump a while back ago, was crowing about this on Twitter the other day. He was asserting that the permanent employees of the various US Attorneys offices are independent of the President! I pointed out in reply that we, the people, gave Trump the power to enforce the laws, not faceless bureaucrats. While the President needs to use the tools provided, the tools must be under his control. The end!

        We need some deep reforms.

    • Amazona August 23, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      What’s good for the country is bad for Democrats.

  2. Retired Spook August 23, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Kurt Schlichter puts Elizabeth Warren’s statement into perspective.

    If you’re cool with Americans being butchered by illegal aliens, this November you should vote Democrat. They’re certainly cool with Americans being butchered by illegal aliens. Oh, in theory they would probably prefer that the foreigners sneaking into our country in defiance of the laws we American citizens made through our elected representatives would stop butchering Americans. They don’t particularly want your kids to be butchered. They just want uncontrolled illegal immigration more than your kids’ safety. (emphasis – mine) So, they’ve made a choice to be the party of illegal immigration. And the resulting body count is a price Democrats are willing to pay to replace an electorate of Normal Americans who refuse to obey.

    • Cluster August 23, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      The Democrats would first have to care about the poor children in Chicago but they don’t seem too concerned about them either.

      Helluva political party

      Elizabeth Warren who derides the rich but pulls down a mid 6 figure income from Harvard for doing nothing and then lectures hard working Americans is the worst type of American citizen possible.

  3. Cluster August 23, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Question – why are so many progressive Democrats physically ugly people? We know they are hateful people but why do they have to be so unattractive? A little exercise and hygiene can go a long way but people like DWS, Hillary, Schumer, Franken, Schiff, Waters, etc., etc. are all extremely unattractive people physically.

    Maybe that’s why they are so angry

    • Amazona August 23, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      I always thought it was their ugly inner selves showing through. You notice that they are never happy. Even when they had their black man in the White House and taxpayers paying to torture and dismember babies, they were furious and outraged and surly and just plain miserable. They were so desperate for something to be mad about they had to stir up all sorts of ridiculous things to try to justify their incoherent rage, so Trayvon Martin was a sweet innocent kid who just liked Skittles who got pursued and gunned down by a white Hispanic vigilante because he was black, and Michael Brown was a sweet “gentle giant” gunned down by a racist pig cop while he had his hands up and pleaded for the racist cop to not shoot him because he was black.

      They didn’t say “Wow, this is cool, we got what we wanted. We are apologizing for being American to people all over the world, we have our president and control of Congress, we are enlarging entitlements and letting in lots of foreigners without documentation—-life is good.”

      No, they stayed angry, they stayed furious, they stayed surly, they stayed hateful.

      • Cluster August 24, 2018 / 8:51 am

        LMAO – but so true ……

        New campaign slogan – Don’t Vote for the Ugly Angry Socialist

  4. Cluster August 24, 2018 / 9:16 am

    How many times do you think Jeff Sessions got beat up in high school?

  5. Cluster August 24, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Great article from Ann Coulter:

    Quiz: When the Democratic National Committee’s emails popped up on Wikileaks in July 2016, embarrassing her campaign and enraging Democrats, would Hillary:

    A) apologize to Bernie Sanders for the DNC’s horrible mistreatment of him;
    B) demand an accounting of the inept computer security measures at the DNC; or
    C) invent a story about Russia conspiring against her?

    Answer: C. Russia had to become the next Linda Tripp, a mysterious enemy undermining our heroine.


  6. Amazona August 25, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Ben Sasse is whining that Sessions is being punished for upholding the rule of law.

    Yeah, but…no.

    If he had been upholding the rule of law he would have told the slavering pack of mongrels howling for Trump’s head that if they wanted a special prosecutor appointed they would have to follow the law.


    That is, identify a crime and then produce enough evidence to justify an investigation.

    He failed in his job as head of the Department of Justice by just ducking out of the whole affair and turning it over to a blatant partisan and perjurer (in the interest of bringing down Trump by using the FISA court warrants) to give free rein to another partisan perjurer (in the interest of bringing down Trump by paying a foreigner to invent lies about Trump and then lying to the FISA court to get warrants based on those inventions) to mount a free-form directionless series of “investigations” designed solely to bring down a president, without even having the existence of a law, or alleged crime, as its core responsibility.

    Sessions failed his first test, and since then has been doing very little to justify his position.

    Sessions should stand up and admit this. If he has any integrity at all, instead of an ego and hurt feelings, he should have a press conference and say just that—that in his first test as AG he failed, and failed miserably. That he was more concerned about the optics of refusing an investigation into his boss than he was about upholding the law, and he will have to live with that failure, and its far-reaching consequences to the nation, for the rest of his life. That he had a responsibility, not to the President but to the nation, to stand up to the enemies of the President and read them the law regarding the appointment of special counsel,or prosecutor, or whatever they are calling Mueller now. He had responsibility to make them identify an alleged CRIME, which was never done. “Collusion with Russians” is not crime and therefore not a legitimate reason to appoint a special counsel or mount an investigation.

    He should admit that he made a serious mistake, he should take responsibility for it, and he should admit that it was this failure that has led to the loss of faith in his ability to do his job, and therefore he is resigning, with deepest apologies to the nation for the mess that resulted from his mistake. He should also ask the Senate to quickly confirm his replacement, as the welfare of the nation and the pursuit of justice have already been put at risk, and justice delayed is justice denied.

    I think the new symbol for the Right should be Diogenes, searching in vain for an honest man.

    • Cluster August 25, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Spot on ……

      On another note, RIP John McCain. While I strongly opposed his last couple of terms, he was a good man and hell of a warrior.

      • Amazona August 25, 2018 / 9:24 pm

        If McCain had lived up to his promise and not been so erratic in his politics, it would have been easier to admire him. As it was, I think he did a lot of harm as a Senator, even though he probably did it without malice, unlike people like Reid. If he had retired a couple of terms ago I would have liked him a lot more.

      • M. Noonan August 25, 2018 / 10:32 pm

        I prefer to remember him as he was when I was a kid – an incredible hero. I’ll leave aside political actions.

  7. Cluster August 26, 2018 / 9:30 am

    MSNBC’s Jason Johnson:

    I’ve always said, look, racism is — ultimately it’s a white people problem. They created the problem — they got to fix it. And I know people don’t like to say that, but its true, and that’s what we have to understand in this country.


    I am wondering that if we would just elect a black President who would then put in place a black Attorney General we might be able to “fix” this problem ……..

    Oh wait …..

  8. Amazona August 27, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Mark, you and Matt must be very proud of your book. On Amazon the hard cover is listed for $205 and change with one vendor, and $237 + with another.

    Planning on retiring early?

    • M. Noonan August 27, 2018 / 11:02 pm

      Honestly didn’t know it was available in hardcover! The price is so high likely because the volume of sales in that format is low.

      • Amazona August 28, 2018 / 9:24 am

        ….or maybe (just spitballing here…..) it is a mistake on Amazon?

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