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 CEO of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Yet more indignance from CNN on Brexit, This time from Christian Amanpour, She loses it (VIDEO)

More finger waving from the establishment mouthpieces. Again just watch the body language. They still can’t believe that they lost. And they so want to call the Brexiteers a bunch of racists. They think it’s their trump card (so to speak.) But the PC bat is splintering these days. That all of Britain should stay locked in bureaucratic hell and lose control over its own laws because people like Amanpour think that giving the finger to Brussels is racist is idiotic.

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YIKES: Brazilian police greet tourists with ‘Welcome to Hell’ sign at Rio airport #Olympicfeverzika

I believe the only modern Olympics to make money were the 1984 LA Games. Generally speaking the Olympics are an economic hole. Tossing such a burden onto the back of a developing country like Brazil while it finds itself mired in the worst economic depression in a century might not be such a good idea. (They did ask for it of course.) Heck, even some of the athletes are bailing on Rio at this point.

(From The Independent)

Some 300 police held a rally on Monday rallied to protest unpaid wages and unsatisfactory working conditions.

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Of course the establishment is freaking out over Brexit. What did you expect?

On Friday the world changed. Brexit became reality. The old order was dealt a serious and very public blow. The “establishment” defined by the big banks, the big corporations, and big government was shocked. They couldn’t believe it. How could it be that Britons rejected the system they had spent so many years constructing, a system from which they the cronies had greatly profited?

The media likewise continues to howl in an almost existential bay at the great political wheel in the sky.

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Brexit crushes the big banks, other stocks

Image: Screengrab from CNBC video

This is called “an excuse.” People wanted to sell, they saw a big fat excuse to sell in Brexit, and so they have. (Some were just sure that Brexit wouldn’t happen and were simply forced to sell.) Smart people are also prudently looking to buy. But one way or another life will go on and the world will adjust. The big banks just got socked and that is a good thing.

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California’s skyrocketing housing costs, taxes prompt exodus of residents

If it weren’t for the clueless government and traffic why would anyone leave?

The only reasons many people have stuck around as long as they have is because the weather in much of California is fantastic and because one can drive from orange groves to world class or close to world class skiing in 2 hours. (In theory.) One can put up with a lot when it’s 75 degrees, sunny, with low humidity. I know I could.

But there are limits.

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Oliver Stone slams tech giants accusing them of “collaborating” with the government, calls it “form of fascism”

Oliver Stone is not my favorite guy in the world. He has said and done a number of things with which I strongly do not not agree. However he is a hell of a director and Wall Street and Platoon rank in my personal all time top 20 movies. And he is absolutely correct about the cozy relationship between some tech companies, particularly Google (which has visited the White House far more than any other company during Obama’s presidency) and the government.

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Bill Kristol: “We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul” (Right…And this is why the neocons remain in the political wilderness and Jeb got spanked. Because you won.)

The neocons are for big government and wars. Bill Kristol is for big government and wars. The neocons disliked Reagan and celebrated George W. Bush’s massive expansion of the state. They loathe libertarianism and they loathe the Pauls. They quietly like Hillary Clinton who is basically an extension of George W. Bush in many respects. In fact most neocons – most of whom are Bushites – would probably like to see Hillary win this go’round. (Though they can’t say it publicly –

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Big Government: The Great Unicorportist Blob

Government is a giant, massive, growing blob. It expands and swallows freedoms everywhere it goes. As it absorbs liberties and rights it also absorbs people into its bowels. Some run to the blob and prostrate themselves as the gelatinous beast consumes them. Others are swallowed up against their will. But with each freedom extinguished and with each person absorbed into the political jello the blob becomes more powerful.

The people I find most interesting in this situation are the people who join forces with the blob.

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Crony media not trusted by public anymore, trust in banks, religion also has eroded

This is a direct reflection of the Internet revolution.

People have always questioned the established order of a particular time. They had hunches that something was amiss. That the whole story wasn’t being told. Now people can follow their hunches more easily by going online.

It’s not so different from what happened with the printing press.

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How about this for a debate: Bernie the Green, Clinton the Dem, Johnson the Libertarian, Trump the Republican

We’ve said before that if the presidential debates don’t include viable 3rd party candidates the very validity of the system is legitimately in question. It is obvious that the American people are looking for alternatives to the 2 “major” candidates. And it is entirely possible that many voters will actually VOTE for a 3rd party candidate in November. Indeed, given how weird this presidential race has been to date it doesn’t seem all that crazy to think that a 3rd party candidate could even win.

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