Re: blatham (Post 6630334)
Conservatism, Movement or otherwise, is hardly unique in this respect, though Blatham consistently argues that it is, assigning dark overtones to "Movement Conservatism" and its supporters, and doing so with the implicit implication that there isn't anything among self styled Progressives or Liberals that corresponds to it. In fact the similarities and parallelisms among the various political movements in this country are obvious to all. Blatham's listing of those who advocate conservative views, in a context implying there is nothing analogous among their opponents, is laughably deceptive.
odd/not odd that the person you are responding to denies knowledge of movement conservatism. about 10 years ago, the hard-core old skool conservatives were worried that movement conservatism had lost control of the GOP (there were a fair few writing about it in 2008/2009)
It's almost as if an amoral and compulsive liar wrote all those.
I've never claimed that one can't find analogous elements between Dem history and GOP history. But to presume, as your equivalence framing would have it, that A always equals B is, again (sorry) just lazy.
Parties don't stay the same and cultures don't stay the same. Bad stuff can (and will) turn up; eg McCarthy, Nixon, Cheney, Facebook. The equivalence formulation avoids almost everything of importance through refusal to make discernments.
movement conservatism was in fear of losing to the tea party
Such sophistry is worse than lazy: it is obviously wrong, stupid and deceptive.
The circumstances are nothing short of bizarre: a sitting president of the United States has written a check for $25 million to a group of Americans who credibly claimed that he ripped them off by perpetrating a fraud.
You know things are bad for a president when a story like this goes almost entirely unnoticed by the public, eclipsed by a dozen or so more pressing scandals.
...During the 2016 presidential race, Trump boasted during a debate, “This is a case I could have settled very easily, but I don’t settle cases very easily when I’m right.” After boasting that the Better Business Bureau gave Trump University an “A” rating – a claim that turned out to be a brazen lie – Trump added, “Again, I don’t settle cases. I don’t do it because that’s why I don’t get sued very often, because I don’t settle, unlike a lot of other people.” (The assertion that he doesn’t “get sued very often” also turned out to be a demonstrable falsehood.)
$25 million settlement for students at Trump U
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A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria has died in hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat.
Maxim Borodin was found badly injured by neighbours in Yekaterinburg and taken to hospital, where he later died.
Local officials said no suicide note was found but the incident was unlikely to be of a criminal nature.
However, a friend revealed Borodin had said his flat had been surrounded by security men a day earlier.
Vyacheslav Bashkov described Borodin as a "principled, honest journalist" and said Borodin had contacted him at five o'clock in the morning on 11 April saying there was "someone with a weapon on his balcony and people in camouflage and masks on the staircase landing".
Borodin had been looking for a lawyer, he explained, although he later called him back saying he was wrong and that the security men had been taking part in some sort of exercise.
After he was found badly injured at the foot of the building on Thursday, regional authorities said the door of his flat had been locked from the inside, indicating that no-one else had either entered or left the flat.
The chief editor of Novy Den, where Borodin worked, said before he died that she could not rule out a crime, adding there was no reason for him to kill himself.
Harlem Désir of the international monitoring organisation OSCE said the death was "of serious concern" and called for a thorough investigation.
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The Syrian Kurds also reported the use of chemical weapons on them during the same time frame by Syrian rebel groups backed by the United States, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The usual propaganda operations – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Doctors Without Borders, the BBC, CNN, and Sky News – were all silent about these attacks.