Nick Sorrentino

About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant whose clients have spanned the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Chief Executive MagazineBreitbartReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press Club, and at other venues. Sorrentino is the Founder of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. He is also the author of the book Politicos, Predators, Payoffs, and Vegan Pizza. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Glenn Greenwald: Trump will have vast powers. He can thank Democrats for them.

This is exactly correct. Supposed “liberals” and “progressives” (at least many of them) sold out the last vestiges of “liberalism” with President Obama. In many ways “liberals” and “progressives” within the Democratic Party just devolved into authoritarians. They allowed Obama to run roughshod over the Constitution and to expand the power of the Executive Branch because, well, Obama was your guy.

You were hoodwinked. And the thing is many of you (but not all) were willfully hoodwinked.

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Fore! More Years? No Thanks: Obama golfed 333 times, most since Ike

 

I love golf. I even listened to a tournament the other day on the radio in the car. Think about that. Golf on the radio. So I have absolutely no issue with the sport per se. And I don’t have an issue with the president playing regularly. That he golfs is one of the few things I can say I like about the guy. But golfing almost once a week for 8 years while being president of the United States?

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In China, the world’s Ultimate Crony Capitalist State, the rich breathe clean air, the poor choke on smog

It’s not supposed to be like this. What with the central planners of the Chinese Communist Party in charge. And yet like pretty much every really big government regime outside of the tiny Nordic countries (and even there sometimes) there is massive pollution.

In socialist countries the planners call the shots, and despite what many of our “progressive” friends might think, those in government don’t typically have “the public” in mind. This is the great myth. It’s as obvious as the smog hanging in the Beijing sky.

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On the Dawn of Trump

The “Left” has had its fit. It’s fearful freakout that the redneck barbarians have indeed, and finally breached the walls. My God, the Obama “dream” is dead and these bastards are going to pound it into the mud! Obama will be an asterisk president. 2 terms sure. First black president sure. But failed. A failed, 2 term president.

And what has induced the freakout primarily is that there is the very real possibility that even history books will record the first black president,

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California Hires Eric Holder to Counter Trump

California continues to descend into one party status. In the once Golden State there is one political game and that is the Democrat game. Actually one could almost call the Democratic Party the California Party at this point given how the Democratic party has been pushed to the margins of the United States. California constituted the single largest landmass in the 2016 ‘Clinton Archipelago”.

It is important to make the point that coastal California is the Dem bastion that it is not only because people there are generally inclined to vote Democrat.

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George Soros laments his crushing defeat on multiple fronts

This is nice to see. Soros licking his wounds. Looking for a reason for the disintegration of the world he so sought to see. A world in which the EU countered the evil United States. A world in which the bureaucrats and financiers ruled over the rest of society forever marginalizing the “deplorables” whether in Texas, the South of France, or The MIdlands. A world of “Davos Man.” Of “enlightened” philosopher kings. A world where the serfs knew their place and the “smart”

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Trump says United Nations basically a social club

If people want to get together in New York and kiss each others rear ends in the name of toothless diplomacy great. (Well not great. The UN is a crony capitalism machine. But you know what we mean.) It does stink that US taxpayers have to pay for part of this silliness.

Trump is right and he’s wrong. In one sense the UN is a waste of time and resources. A kabuki theater for,

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Open Secrets: Trump “self funded” $56.1 million, only 22.67% of funds raised

Source: OpenSecrets.org

This is from the most recent report from Open Secrets on the Trump campaign. It shows that Trump, though heavily invested did not “self fund” his campaign as he said he was doing. This is an important point as Trump’s self funding was a significant part of his appeal for many. The idea that he owed no one was powerful.

To a large degree the “Trump independence” meme does appear to hold true even if Trump only self funded 1/5 of his campaign.

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JUST FLAT OUT STUPID! DEA reschedules highly therapeutic, non-psychoactive*, CBD oil as a Schedule 1 drug (VIDEO)

This is just criminal. CBD oil isn’t even psychoactive* but helps many people deal with epilepsy and other debilitating diseases. Truly, this is just disgusting and whoever made this decision should have to look the parents of a child suffering with uncontrollable epilepsy – a child who previously had his or her symptoms under control because of simple CBD – right in the eye and say to them that CBD oil is a bad thing. There is no justification for this action from the Feds.

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Tweet: Trump suggests an upgrade to F-18 Super Hornet in light of F-35 cost overruns

The F-18 is a beloved jet. The Navy might be happy with this. Always better to have 2 engines over the open ocean than just one. (The F-35 has a single engine.)

How one creates a “comparable” version of the F-18 seems quite a challenge to say the least. Trump’s challenge might keep Lockheed a little more honest however. (This is of course relative. We are talking about Boeing and the defense contractor game here.)

In reality we should probably be asking whether we should even have human pilots in the next generation of fighters.

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“I went all in for Bernie,” she said. “But the DNC burned him, so I went off the plantation to become a deplorable.”

This is an interesting article because it hints of the tectonic shifts going on in the electorate. Some shifts, like Pennsylvania going Republican are obvious. Others are much more subtle, the result of quiet movements in political magma bubbling under the surface.

In the attached article, Politico (being Politico) makes sure to trot out the already tired memes of Tumptist racism. The article also perpetuates the “Steve Bannon is a ‘white nationalist’” bit. (Which for the record,

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