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"A convention of states is not a constitutional convention, although opponents of a C…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 9, 2016 to Something Pertinent About The Convention Of States, An Editorial

245 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by The Tradesman

"I suggest anyone wanting to know more about  article V and the Convention of States…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 9, 2016 to Something Pertinent About The Convention Of States, An Editorial

245 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by The Tradesman

"Yes, there is a lot of misinformation about a COS out there and you are right to be…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 9, 2016 to Something Pertinent About The Convention Of States, An Editorial

245 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by The Tradesman

"I think you are confusing  a COS with a Constitutional Convention, which would rewri…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 9, 2016 to Something Pertinent About The Convention Of States, An Editorial

245 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by The Tradesman

"If Article V is not a good or wise idea, then why did the writers of the Constitutio…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 9, 2016 to Something Pertinent About The Convention Of States, An Editorial

245 Jan 25, 2016
Reply by The Tradesman

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"What  a POS!  This total sell out has got to go, NOW!  Ryan is the same, both need t…"

Dennis J Berg replied Dec 21, 2015 to McConnell: We Need To 'Compromise' With Obama Until We Win In 2016

72 Jan 2, 2016
Reply by my911

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"Good riddance to another RINO!  Now if we can get rid of the others, both in the rac…"

Dennis J Berg replied Dec 21, 2015 to Lindsey Graham is OUT of the race

25 Dec 22, 2015
Reply by Mark A Mills

"Great proposals.  The time is right to pursue them to implementation. Thanks to peop…"

Dennis J Berg replied Jan 10, 2015 to Republicans already gunning for major tax hike

50 Jan 12, 2015
Reply by Pete F

"These two Rinos think they are bulletproof and can do anything they want and the Lib…"

Dennis J Berg replied Dec 15, 2014 to A Crisis In Confidence And Leadership... Will the GOP/RNC heal the division between its leadership and base?

52 Dec 17, 2014
Reply by Norman Huff

"Yes, the House totally flipped the voters off and are PROUD of it!  All the represen…"

Dennis J Berg replied Dec 13, 2014 to Exclusive–Palin on Obama/Boehner Cromnibus Bill: 'It Stinks to High Heaven'

17 Dec 15, 2014
Reply by Ray Hause

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 CNN’s Coverage Of Trump Is So Bad,
Even Kasich Criticizes Them

After President Donald Trump’s bipartisan meeting on immigration reform this week — and a certain utterance by the commander in chief that quickly went viral — CNN seemed to have transmogrified itself from its self-described mantle as “The Most Trusted Name in News” into “The S***hole Channel.”

Yes, after the president apparently made the unwise decision to use a deprecatory expletive to say what everyone knew anyway about Haiti and El Salvador, CNN and its retinue of totally unbiased reporters treated the incident like Court TV treated the O.J. trial. (Sample: “This is ‘CNN Tonight,’ I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist.”)

As the weekend hit, there were plenty of people sick of seeing CNN drag the president through the mire over one asterisked word. One of those sickened, surprisingly, was Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Kasich, bear-trap minded readers will recall, has been one of the president’s most vociferous critics from the Republican Party, particularly among those in elected office.

Kasich managed to fight Trump to the bitter end during the primary campaign despite only winning one state (his own) and offering America nothing besides the mien and attitude of an ornery principal from a 1980s high school movie.

Even after his loss, he continued to go after Trump, with some speculating he would run in 2020 on a unity ticket with Democrat Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

However, during a Friday appearance on CNN with Jake Tapper, Kasich turned on CNN when the network tried to get him to call the president racist, instead saying CNN was wasting its time on a single frivolous expletive.

The fun began when Tapper asked Kasich “what it would take” for the Ohio governor to call the president racist.

“I’m not a name-caller,” Kasich responded. “What would it take? I’m not into name-calling.”

Tapper, apparently not quite getting the hint that the cantankerous governor wasn’t quite thrilled with the line of questioning, pressed on and asked Kasich if Congress (a body which he is not a member of, it should be noted) ought to censure the president for saying “s***hole.”

“We need to move on, Jake. Look, I’ll be honest with you, I understand ratings, newspaper hits, clicks, ratings in television, OK? Everybody’s had their say,” Kasich said.

“Hopefully we’ll see some more out of Republicans. Maybe the president will say something, apologize or whatever. We’ve got to move on. We have big issues out there. We’re facing maybe the closing of the government. We’ve got a situation where we’ve got to take care of these other folks,” he continued.

“Everybody, you know, this is a time for everybody to pound somebody. I’ve never been a big one on pounding somebody when they’re down, other than to say that was wrong and I think what the president said was wrong. I don’t have any more to say about it other than this.”

I must admit to being rather unsurprised and resigned when it comes to the media’s coverage of s***holegate. Every time CNN and related networks get a bee in their bonnet regarding any Republican (particularly the current president), the breathless oversaturation reminds me of nothing so much as the old SNL “Buckwheat Dead: America Mourns” skit.

While this is hardly anything new — remember the hours upon hours of airtime devoted to Larry Craig and his “wide stance” in some godforsaken airport lavatory while two wars were raging in the Middle East? — the media has found some way to turn it up to 11 during the Trump years.

Who knows? Maybe they’re expending all of the outrage they didn’t bother using from January of 2009 until January of 2017. Or maybe they just can’t help themselves.

Either way, kudos to Kasich for not taking the low-quality bait — especially since he’s close to CNN and loathes the president.

If only all GOP politicians so principled.

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