Liberals are out of step with America

Left-wing liberals are the people who are trying to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.  They're the ones who want to remove the Ten Commandments, and all other references to God, from public buildings.  They are trying to force the Boy Scouts to allow homosexual Scoutmasters.  Liberals are pushing for same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption rights in every state.

Most normal, average everyday people don't want America to become a godless, amoral Socialist state.  Except in a few states on the east and west coasts, and some parts of Minnesota, the average American does not think the way liberals think.  Liberals are completely out of step with mainstream America, and they must rely on subterfuge to win arguments.



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Energy Secretary Granholm just can't suppress her smiles over the gasoline shortages from the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.  Jennifer Granholm sure doesn't look too upset over the impact of the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline on gasoline and other energy supplies. [...] Don't you realize it's good for you to learn to get along without fossil fuels?  Did you realize that if you drive an electric car, this wouldn't be a problem?  Watch as a reporter's question on whether the shutdown would "speed up" the transition to green energy yields utterly` inappropriate (and chilling, if you think about it) smiles from Granholm:  [Photo]  [Tweet]  Sacrifices are going to have to be made, and it's the little people who must make them.  Don't expect Granholm to take the bus to work or swear off private jets.  And don't call what's going on a "gasoline shortage"!  That's too reminiscent of Jimmy Carter.  Call it a "supply crunch"!


Liberal Attorney's Odd Notion That the First Amendment May Not Apply to Fox.  As we reported earlier, some in liberal media have been calling for restrictions on the free speech rights of Fox News.  These folks are about as far from "liberal" as you can be in terms of the classical meaning of the word.  Journalist Glenn Greenwald lit into GQ's Julia Ioffe for suggesting that Fox News' First Amendment rights should be curtailed.  "I cannot stress enough what a civil liberties crisis it is that the leading advocates of censorship in the US are liberal journalists:  the same people whose duty is to champion the First Amendment... demand its gutting," Greenwald continued.  "And look how much they worship and revere "authorities."

White House Occupant Reads Teleprompter, Desperately Attempting to Spin Horrific Policy Outcomes.  The White House occupant appeared today [5/10/2021] to deliver remarks on some key issues that are catastrophic to the long-term goals of the leftist administration.  First, let's be clear; there's no-way the Chicago control agents would allow the installed occupant to speak on any issue, publicly, that was not a direct and measurable threat to their long-term goals.  The remarks today by Joe Biden are carefully scripted to diffuse political damage that is pending as a direct outcome of the executed policies. [...] The bottom line is simple:  The Democrats can see a political backlash coming that is going to overwhelm them.  No amount of spin or manipulative talking points will change the outcome of the reality people are feeling.  Massive increases in gas prices combined with massive inflation is the exact policy outcome from Jimmy Carter.

Larry Kudlow:  The left is trying to destroy America's institutions.  Personally, I think Americans really still love the U.S. military and our police force no matter what the crazies say.  But between critical race theory, cancel culture, systemic racism, and the end of history, the left is trying to do great damage to our institutions, including, by the way, intimidating juries when it comes to police trials.

The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech.  Of course, Democrats insist they are not attacking free speech, just combating "disinformation."  After all, they say, private companies have every right to control speech — unless you are, say, a bakery opposed to preparing a cake for a same-sex wedding, or a company contributing to political causes.  The current mantra defending Facebook's corporate speech rights seems strikingly out of sync with years of Democrats and political activists demanding the curtailment of such rights.  When Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denounced the bakery's claim of free speech:  "It was never about a cake — it's about making sure no one has a license to discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans." [...] Notably, Warren felt that one company (Masterpiece Cakeshop) can be forced to speak while another corporation (Facebook) should be able to stop others from speaking.  When Facebook barred Trump, Warren declared:  "I'm glad that Donald Trump is not going to be on Facebook.  Suits me."  House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also celebrated and added:  "Facebook must ban him.  Which is to say, forever."

Mickey Mouse Goes Woke and Customers Don't Like It.  The Walt Disney Corporation has ordered all headquarters employees to attend seminars that inject critical race theory, "systemic racism," "white privilege," and "white fragility" into their training.  The way that City Journal's Christopher Rufo describes what's contained in the whistleblower documents he received from several Disney employees suggests the training regimen is designed to elicit guilt and shame from white employees while falsifying history.  In truth, it's beyond belief.  Disney's theme parks may be known as "The Happiest Place on Earth," but you have to wonder for how long.

NYC veterans fume over parade lockout after pot-smokers get permit to march.  Mayor de Blasio is refusing to allow a group of military veterans to march on Staten Island on Memorial Day — after welcoming public pot smokers to puff their way down Broadway in last week's Cannabis Parade.  "It's a slap in the face," Jamie Gonzalez, 57, a Marine infantryman who saw combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, told The [New York] Post.  Gulf War vets like Gonzalez were set to be given special honors in Staten Island's 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade this year to mark the 1991 conflict's 30th anniversary — until the city pulled the plug.

The Disney Corp. has taken a deep dive into race hatred.  Going back to the late 1920s, every single child raised in America has intersected in some way with products from Walt Disney:  We've watched the movies and TV shows, sung the songs, worn the clothes, and visited the theme parks.  Through it all, Disney stood for wholesome family entertainment.  That is no longer the case.  Disney is a hardcore leftists corporation that is pushing its politics on children and training its employees to be white-hating racists or self-loathing white people.  It's time to give up Disney.

New Jersey Police Officer Fired For Calling BLM Protesters "Terrorists".  We have been discussing the termination of public employees and others for their postings on social media or public displays.  The latest case is out of New Jersey where former Hopewell Township police officer Sara Erwin was fired recent over a June 2020 posting on Facebook in which she referred to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters as "terrorists."  There remains an uncertain line of what political or social views are tolerated and what are barred on social media.  Indeed, Sgt. Mandy Gray was suspended and demoted for simply liking the June 2020 post.  Gray was the first female officer hired in Hopewell Township and became the first female sergeant in 2019, according to NJ.com.  Erwin insists that she posted the statement after she and her colleagues were faced with violent protests and family members who were traumatized by images on television of officers being attacked.

Anderson Cooper Hosts Jeopardy... Sets Record For Lowest Ratings Of Any Guest Host In Show's History.  Looks like Sony Pictures Television won't be asking Anderson Cooper to permanently take up the Jeopardy mantle any time soon.  The silver-haired CNN anchor pulled the least viewers of any guest host since Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last November at age 80. In fact, Cooper scored the smallest audience of any guest host in the show's history.  According to ratings information obtained by The Wrap, with the 53-year-old Cooper at the helm, the long-running series dropped 7% from the week before when Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rogers stood behind the iconic podium.  Even Dr. Oz, who Variety columnist Daniel D'Addario accused of giving the show a black eye, attracted a bigger audience — putting up a 5.2 share in his first week to Cooper's 5.1.

We're Not the Crazy Ones.  Since a good pocket definition of "insanity" is "out of touch with reality," each side thus thinks the other is literally insane.  You can see this play out daily on social media, as both sides shake their heads in stunned disbelief at the other's inexplicable antics, which to them seem "crazy."  In this context, that's not merely a pejorative.  Given this state of affairs, how can conservatives be sure we're not the crazy ones?  How can we know our version of reality is correct, reflecting the world as it really is?  That's a legitimate question.  We conservatives tend to be naturally reflective and introspective, recognizing a moral and intellectual obligation to be honest with ourselves and avoid self-delusion.  Moreover, about half the country is now arrayed against us, including the corporate media, Hollywood, the sports world, legions of bureaucrats, and even many of our own (former) friends and family members.  Under such constant bombardment from the left, it's natural to occasionally question ourselves.

Austin voters approve proposition aimed at reinstating public camping ban.  Austin voters have approved Proposition B, which aims to reinstate the public camping ban that was reversed in July 2019.  The results were 57% to 43%, with the majority voting to approve the proposition.  The camping ban makes it illegal to camp in any public area not designated by the Parks and Recreation Department; to sit or lie on a public sidewalk or sleep outdoors in and near the downtown area and the area around the University of Texas campus; and to panhandle at specific hours and locations.

Austin, TX voters overwhelmingly reject propositions pushed by progressives.  There are signs that the left has created a backlash by overplaying its hand.  Even in a stronghold of the left like Austin, Texas, where in 2019 homeless people were allowed to erect their tents on city-owned land, including parks and sidewalks, thanks to the progressive-dominated city council.  All the problems any sane person would predict started happening immediately.  And that led to a voter initiative to reinstate the camping ban, Proposition B.

'If You Need Wokeness, Just Go Listen To NPR': James Carville Doubles Down On Democrats' Problem.  Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down Saturday on Democrats' wokeness problem that he says could cost the party dearly in 2022 and 2024.  Carville joined CNN's Michael Smerconish to discuss the issue, and he argued that the fixation on wokeness was preventing Democrats from reaching real people and costing them voters.  [Video clip]

CNN host W. Kamau Bell wonders if black people should still believe America is 'worth fighting for'.  CNN's "United Shades of America" host W. Kamau Bell wondered aloud during an interview Friday whether blacks should continue to believe that the United States is worthy of them shedding their blood to defend.  Speaking to SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah, the two were discussing recent police-involved shootings of black suspects in the wake of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd during a trial last month.  In his comments, Bell first expressed sympathy for black families who have lost loved ones but then vented about what he appears to believe is a problem mostly unique to black suspects and police.

The Democrats' Increasing Struggle with Wokeness Is Just Another Sign of the Political Realignment.  Fox News is reporting that the Democrats' struggle with wokeness is expanding.  It started directly after the 2020 election with losses in the House that many purple district Democrats attributed to the radical proposals of the Squad, especially around policing and the summer riots.  These more moderate Democrats, responsible for the bulk of the blue wave in 2018, may be in for a startling comeuppance again in 2022.  The radical proposals are now coming from President Biden, and Americans are taking note.  Biden's 100-day approval numbers showed the only majority support his policies have gained are in response to COVID-19.  The administration's scores on race relations, taxes and spending, China policy, and gun policy are all underwater with Americans.

Working-class people of color hate the riots the lefty elite keeps cheering.  When Americans fight about race or culture, the fight is almost always really about social class.  And that shows up in today's discussions about riots and policing.  The Daily Caller recently sent a video correspondent to Brooklyn Center, Minn., scene of many police-shooting-related riots, and to Washington, DC, home of America's ruling class, and asked people in both places when and if rioting was justified.  The answers differed sharply.  In Brooklyn Center, where the destruction was visible first-hand, respondents (nearly all black men of various ages) overwhelmingly opposed rioting.  An African-American man in an "Army Veteran" hat commented:  "We're human, and we want to be treated with respect," but we also need to show "respect."

Joe Biden's 100 Days: partisan, negligent, and un-American.  Biden has refused to reach across the aisle while moving forward with more than 60 executive actions, including 40 executive orders — a modern-day record.  On his first day in office, Biden overturned President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum-seekers to apply before entering the United States.  This single change essentially created America's border crisis, the worst in two decades.  Some Biden actions targeted the life of the unborn, religious freedom, and traditional families, while others focused on gender identity and transgender military service.  The Biden administration was also quick to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which remains legally nonbinding for the world's leading polluters, such as China and India.  Then there's the issue of gun control, which Biden is weaponizing to bring more legal cases against firearms dealers and manufacturers, while expanding federal oversight of assault-style firearms.  Reframing the right to bear arms as a "gun violence public health epidemic," the Biden administration is treading all over the Second Amendment, which remains overwhelmingly popular among American citizens who believe in freedom and liberty.

'Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!' Can Biden really be this dumb?  Whoa!  Joe Biden thinks that that relatively mild, wholly unarmed breach of the Capitol was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!" How historically ignorant are his speechwriters?  They seem to have forgotten about the assassination of Lincoln, WWI, Pearl Harbor and WWII, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11!  Did they really think that line would resonate with anyone with a modicum of historical knowledge?  While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line.  That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.  He is a fool.  Surely, he knows better but he and his handlers believe that most Americans are so dumb, so uninformed, they will accept such a lie as true.  That one line tells us everything we need to know about who Biden and the cabal running him are; they absolutely believe the American people are not only simpleminded but virtual toddlers who will believe anything they say.

Poll: Democrat-Led Cancel Culture Is A Big Turnoff For Voters In New Jersey, Virginia.  Swing voters in New Jersey and Virginia are fed up with Democrats pushing cancel culture, a new poll from the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) suggests.  The survey of 656 "high propensity persuadable voters" located in two districts in New Jersey and Virginia found that after RSLC digital advertisements targeted Democrats for promoting cancel culture, citizens were more likely to vote for Republican candidates.

The Democratic Party is Now America's Extremist Party.  The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.  The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations.  Marxism is alien and hostile.  It's fundamentally anti-American.  Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.  But the Democrats' destination isn't necessarily a Marxist state, not in its purest form.  It could be corporatism or fascism or variations.  Let's hope we thwart Democrats' aspirations so we never know.  As of the 2020 elections, Democrats have abandoned the middle ground.  They've been moving steadily left throughout the 2000s.  The Republican and Democrat parties traditionally sought to govern from the middle, a little right or a little left.  But the middle has ceased to serve the Democrats' aims.

Democrats Blaming Everyone but Themselves.  [Scroll down]  The current example is the demonization of law enforcement along with calls for police departments to be abolished, as the harpies of "The Squad" demanded in response to the recent death of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.  But police defunding only affects you and me.  While the Squad points a finger at us, their three fingers are pointing back at themselves, to the tune of the $32,000 they spent on private security for themselves while championing defunding the police.  Democrats tell us that law enforcement is evil, yet earlier this year Congress surrounded itself with a fortress of fences and troops.  We should be on our own in a cop-less world, the message goes, but not elected officials, confiscating our money via taxes to keep themselves safe.

Leo Terrell:  The far-left 'has declared war on white Americans and police officers'.  Democrats appeared to become more radical in their intolerance campaign against white people and cops this week.  At least two prominent black leaders spoke out about the Democrats' apparent disdain for white people and cops, likely to the dismay of Rep. Maxine Waters, who recently urged protesters to "get more confrontational."  The intolerance for white people and cops in general seems to have been a growing trend over the past year but Democrats really showed their true colors by condemning a police officer this week who many argue made the right move as he was forced to make a split-second decision to shoot a knife-wielding teenage girl to prevent her from stabbing another girl to death in Columbus, Ohio.

How do Democrats ever get elected to national office?  Cheating now leaps to mind, but, other than that?  Their policies fly in the face of the beliefs and values of a distinct and measurable majority of Americans.  But they don't even care about the poll numbers.
  •   Most Americans are adamantly against defunding the police, African Americans included.  Most Americans are against Democrat plans to pack the Supreme Court.
  •   Most Americans are against leaving their border(s) open and rewarding those who choose to come here illegally by giving them free goods and services.
  •   Most Americans are against the concept and practice of unlimited immigration.
  •   At least a slight majority of Americans realize that abolishing the oil, gas, and coal industries and enacting the Green New Deal will destroy their nation's economy and dramatically worsen their lives -- and those of their descendants.  And:
  •   Most Americans do not believe man-caused global warming/climate change is an existential threat to their country or the planet as a whole.
  •   The large majority of Americans are against late-term and "after-birth" abortions.

Study: Young White Liberals More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems.  Evie magazine unpacked analysis of a Pew Research Center survey published last year, and subsequently arrived at the compelling possibility that science is telling us left-wing ideology and mental illness are correlated.  Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon drew attention Monday [4/19/2021] to the Evie magazine piece, published last week, showing the March 2020 Pew Research data revealed white liberals are more likely than other ideological/racial groups to have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

The Democrats' Divide and Conquer Policy is on Steroids.  Evidence of a "cold" American civil war has been playing out in the streets of America for the last year and the reality is it's been percolating for decades.  From the 1999 WTO protests to the hordes calling George Bush a Nazi to Occupy Wall Street, the hyperbole and violence have been ratcheting up for years.  The catalyst that put us on the path to today was Barack Obama's nomination.  Not because of Obama himself, but rather because of the cudgel Democrats crafted from his race.  Anyone who opposed Obama's policies was racist.  Suddenly, conservatives who reiterated policies they'd supported for decades were racists as was anyone who opposed Democrat policies.  But race was only the beginning.  If you opposed gay marriage:  Homophobic.  Opposed women in combat:  Sexist.  Supported the police:  Fascist.  Such was the beginning of the journey that brings us to America circa 2021.

Joe Biden's flavors of the weak.  As Joe Biden nears the end of his first 100 days, we can attest to the truth of Yogi Berra's dictum that "you can learn a lot by watching."  Americans have watched and learned that No. 46 set out to be the polar opposite of No. 45, and is succeeding wildly.  From border enforcement to Iran to taxes and so much more, Biden is defining himself as the ultimate NeverTrumper.  If Trump was for it, Biden is against it.  Everything else is detail.  Not surprisingly, the approach is proving to be popular with his own party and the left writ large.  But there are exceptions, with a recent poll showing the president's handling of the border crisis he created winning approval from just 29 percent of the country.  Ouch.

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Woke Corporations.  An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday [4/15/2021] found that a majority of Americans oppose woke corporations influencing everyday life.  The poll asked registered voters if they support or oppose American companies using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change.  The findings show that over half (58 percent) oppose any type of corporation using its power to influence any type of political, cultural, or social change across the country.  They also show that 35 percent did support the efforts by woke corporations, while seven percent were unsure how to answer.

Coca-Cola says it's 'time to find common ground' on voting measures after pressure from the Right.  Coca-Cola, whose CEO denounced the Georgia voting bill, is now striking a conciliatory tone after coming under pressure from conservatives.  The soda giant, which is based in Atlanta, was absent from a list of more than 500 corporations and individuals that signed a statement condemning any election legislation that would "restrict" voters from having "an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot."  The missive was placed as a two-page Wednesday [4/14/2021] ad in the New York Times and Washington Post, with the effort being organized by the Black Economic Alliance.  Coca-Cola said in a statement to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday that the company "had not seen the letter" initiated by the alliance but is "certainly open to hearing their perspective."  It said it has supported the right to vote and that it will assess how to support voting rights.

The strange death of the Democrats.  The Democratic party is dying.  That may be hard to believe since Democrats control both houses of Congress and won the last presidential election with a record 81 million votes.  But the exiguous margins of their hold on the House and Senate, with fewer than 51 percent of the seats in either chamber, tell another story, as does the desperation of their struggle to abolish the filibuster and federalize election law.  Those policy aims are of a piece with dreams of packing the Supreme Court — and packing the Senate too, by admitting tiny Democratic bastions as new states.  The left wing of the party even assails the constitutional principle behind the Senate itself, the idea of equal representation of the states.  Simply put, Democrats know they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.

The Editor says...
Exactly.  And "the old agreed-upon rules" include:
    Don't steal the election with counterfeit votes and rigged voting machines,
    Don't rely on the news media to spread propaganda and suppress the truth,
    Don't flood the country will illegal aliens
    Don't just print money and pass it around to everybody, and
    Don't send the country into a panic over a virus that's not extraordinarily dangerous.

Disney workers now able to show off tattoos, wear gender-neutral costumes.  Disney recently updated its dress code for employees at its theme park, including gender-inclusive hairstyles and visible tattoos.  In a blog post, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Josh D'Amaro said the company is making changes and "creating a place where everyone is welcome.  D'Amaro announced that Disney made the changes to remain relevant in today's workplace and create a culture of belonging. [...] The new policy allows for gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, differing nail styles, varying costume choices, and appropriate visible tattoos.

The Editor says...
You go right ahead and pay $235 (and up) to get into the Disney amusement parks, so you can be greeted by a variety of ghastly tattoos and some confused young man who thinks he's Cinderella.  Is that supposed to be wholesome family entertainment?

Disney Adds New Core Value:  Wokeism.  On Tuesday, April 13, Disney Chairman Josh D'Amaro posted a blog on the Disney Parks website titled "A Place Where Everyone is Welcome," because apparently they weren't very welcoming before, despite having Gay Days for 30 years.  Right off the bat, you should have got the hint to grab a barf bucket for the spiel about "taking action to create meaningful change."  The announcement included a video and narrative to explain the new addition to the longstanding tradition of The Four Keys:  Inclusion.  The first four keys in which Disney has been built upon for more than 65 years are safety, courtesy, show and efficiency.  But, to no one's surprise, after a worldwide meeting with woke cast members and more than 100 total ideas brought forward for improvement, the honor of the fifth key was given to inclusion.  You still holding onto that barf bucket?  The emphasis on inclusion supposedly provides for "more representation and accountability" and instills more inclusive attractions, supplier diversity, adaptive costumes and inclusive products.  D'Amaro also encouraged showing off tattoos to "remain relevant in today's workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work."

9 of Hollywood's Biggest Acts of Hypocrisy:  China, #MeToo, Guns, Climate Change, and More.  When they're not making movies, TV shows, or albums, left-wing Hollywood elites can be found lecturing average Americans on how to live their lives.  Gun control is imperative, lockdowns are necessary, and burning fossil fuels is wrong.  Except when they do it, of course.  Hollywood hypocrisy comes in many flavors, and the varieties keep growing as more celebrities attempt to expand their social media reach (and their box-office bankability) through progressive activism.  Last movie was a flop?  Your Netflix sitcom got canceled after one season?  Career redemption can be yours if you worship at the altar of woke politics.

Who are the racists?  Who, again, is a racist?  We hear about racists a lot these days.  Racists are supposedly all over.  Might they be people like Bill Gates who believe that requiring the right answer and showing your work in math are an example of white supremacy and racism?  Or the majority of people who believe that all races are capable of getting the right answer and showing their work, and that in order to succeed, they must learn that the correct answer is the only right answer?  Is it they?  Or is it the party that continually claims that it is racist to require an ID to vote?  Or the other party that knows that every person old enough to vote is capable of getting a photo ID and must have one in order to follow all the rules that the government and businesses require?  The party that is willing to destroy minority businesses in Georgia and elsewhere with lies about voting laws?  Or the party that wants all businesses to succeed and believes that all people who are legally eligible have a right to vote?  The party that has continued to keep businesses and schools closed, that is especially harmful to the poor, minorities, and women?  Or the party that strives to get them open as fast as they can?

Biden's Chamber of Confected Hatreds.  It is all becoming absurd.  The group photograph of the Biden cabinet has 17 people sitting masked and socially distant despite the fact that they have all been vaccinated.  The idea that they might transmit or be afflicted by the coronavirus is simply goofy.  The cover of Vogue magazine is featuring a seriously overweight African American woman.  This is not Vogue and what is she doing there?  Police invade churches to remove socially distant unmasked mothers of newborn children.  CBS simply lies about Florida governor Ron DeSantis, is exposed, and then repeats the story.  A nerve-racking and obnoxious black-masked woman calls for "respect" and "dignity" in a grating voice from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — by which she means that he must not attempt to photograph from his cell phone desperately overcrowded conditions in holding facilities for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the southern border.

Cancel Culture and Identity Politics are the Road to a One-Party State.  America is at war.  This time the enemy isn't on some distant battlefield or hiding in a barren cave thousands of miles away.  Instead, the enemy is not only here, but it's ruling over us.  That's the powerful message of David Horowitz's latest book, The Enemy Within:  How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.  This isn't just a warning, it's the reality around us.  "Americans are more divided today than at any time since the Civil War," Horowitz writes.  "In the course of the anti-Trump wars, we have become two nations with little shared ground on the core issues that previously defined us."  And it's the Left that brought us to this state, not just in the last five years, but going all the way back to the fundamental strategy of its divisive politics.

Globalist dogma means the end of America, and for many that's the goal.  John Fonte has written an excellent article called "End Nationalism, End America."  For many on the left, that's the point.  They may dislike nationalism, but what they really can't stand is America.  Their target isn't the nation state; it's our nation state.  That's why they want to cede as much of our sovereignty as they can get away with to international bodies. [...] Left-liberals don't just dislike American culture, people, institutions, and mores.  They dislike our Constitution. [...] Ceding sovereignty to international bodies is a way to negate the Constitution.

We Have Met the Enemy.  The strange figures known as Wokists currently destroying America aren't just reprises of earlier enemies.  They represent something rather new.  The political cult of Wokism combines the worst aspects of every political cult in history.  Whether they realize it or not, Wokists themselves combine the lunatic loyalty of the Manson family with the hollow pseudo-joy of Jonestown residents, the racism of National Socialists, the inhumanity of Mao Tse-Tung, the bratty tantrums of Veruca Salt, the nihilism of Bakunin-style anarchists, the totalitarianism of Stalin's Soviet Union, the child torture and sacrifice of the Mayans, the derangement of Heaven's Gate followers, the sadistic violence of the Jacobins, and the ruthless control-freakism of the current Chinese Communist Party.  Now add to that noxious syncretic blend the Wokist use of powerful communication technologies to shape narratives and meta-narratives, destroy opponents, and recruit new converts, and you've got yourself a thing.

Biden White House Easter remarks included zero mentions of Jesus.  President Biden, a Roman Catholic, did not mention Jesus or Christ a single time in his Easter remarks on Monday [4/5/2021].  The nation celebrated Easter Sunday this past weekend, a time around America where Christians — such as Biden — celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Traditionally, the president gives an Easter address on that Sunday to commemorate the holiday and Jesus.  Biden's most recent predecessors, former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump, had each mentioned Jesus Christ in their messages.  Biden, however, broke this streak on Sunday in his remarks from the White House Blue Room balcony.

Mayor of North Las Vegas says he is switching allegiance to the Republicans as the Democrats have become 'card-carrying socialists' and 'elitists'.  The mayor of North Las Vegas has ditched the Democratic Party, accusing them of deserting work-class Americans and becoming the party of the 'elitists'.  John Lee, 65, who has been a Democrat since his first state election victory in 1994, said he was switching allegiance to the Republican Party as he can no longer abide the direction his former party is going.  Lee told Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning [4/6/2021] that the Nevada Democratic leadership was now dominated by 'card-carrying' socialists.

Failed Oregon Governor [...] Sympathizes With Antifa Murderer While Condemning Trump Federal Officers.  Appearing on Democracy Now with the haggard old hippy woman, Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) went on a bizarre tangent where she appears to side with the violent rioters who ravaged Portland for several months straight last year.  Brown shifted the blame to Trump, vowed to use local law enforcement to "eradicate" Trump "forces," and seemingly sympathizes with Michael Reinoehl, the antifa terrorist who murdered a Trump supporter in downtown Portland who later died in a shootout with the feds.

Joe Biden says, "getting vaccinated is a moral obligation."  It won't be long until he leaves out "moral"?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden's Easter Messages Reveal Everything You Need to Know About the Presidents.  Donald Trump and Joe Biden gave messages to Americans on Easter, the Christian religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The 45th President of the United States gave the salutation "Happy Easter" and then decried that he lost the U.S. election. [...] Joe Biden, on the other hand, delivered an Easter Message that preached about the coronavirus, mentioning it 7 times, but failed to mention Jesus Christ even once.  “We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others,” Biden said.

DNC chair says party [has been damaged] by movements like defund the police.  The head of the U.S. Democratic National Committee has admitted the party's brand has suffered 'damage', and argued that Democrats could be more attractive to rural voters with better messaging.  'I think what we have to do as a party is battle the damage to the Democratic brand,' DNC chair Jamie Harrison, who ran against Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina last year, said on Daily Beast's New Abnormal podcast.  'I experienced it on my own race, Lindsey and his crew of dark money effectively labeled me as somebody who believed in defunding the police,' he continued.

Questions The Media Should Ask President Biden About His Call For Economic Sanctions On Georgia.  Given that the United States President has, for the first time in American history, called for an economic boycott and economic sanctions of a member state over dutifully and legally passed legislation, a reader passed along questions he'd like to see the White House press ask of the administration they claim to cover.  The questions refer to President Joe Biden's call for an economic boycott of Georgia over its decision to pass SB202, which will put into place mild election integrity reforms.  Q:  Seeing that over the past year, almost 50 percent of small, black-owned business in America have closed for good and seeing how African Americans make up 55 percent of Atlanta, 54 percent of Savannah, and 55 percent of Augusta (where The Masters is played), does President Biden still think calling for an economic boycott and punishment by private companies on all Georgia citizens is a good idea?  And will he now call for boycotts of The Masters, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks along with UGA & GA Tech football?  Why or why not?

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Hmmm... "The Masters."  An event that happens every year in Georgia.  Is that the next entity to be called racist, after being innocuous for decades?

The Democrat war against the white middle class.  The left in this country is engaged in an all-out assault on white, middle-class America.  Don't take my word for it.  Saul Alinsky, the official Marxist Democrat party tactician, wrote in Rules for Radicals that "organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class.  That is where the power is.  When more than three-fourths of our people from both the point of view of economics and self-identification are middle class, it is obvious that their action or inaction will determine the direction of change.  Large parts of the middle class, the 'silent majority,' must be activated."

Do you know any Biden voter who thought they were voting for this?
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate 'Day of Visibility'.  President Joe Biden will display transgender flags at the White House on Wednesday [3/31/2021] to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, according to an official.  White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. [...] Biden also released a statement Wednesday to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.  "Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world," Biden's statement read.

Democrats Had Sharpest Decline in Church Membership.  In 2019, I noted that a majority of white Democrats had become non-Christian. [...] That was a Pew survey.  The Gallup survey for church membership now is even worse recording the sharpest drop in membership among Democrats.  20 years ago, 71% of Democrats were members of a church.  A decade later, in the Obama years, it fell to 60% and is now down to 46%.  That's the sharpest drop of any demographic group and a quite striking one.  While religious affiliation has dropped across the board, the collapse among Democrats is striking.

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What kind of a church would a lying earth-worshipping baby-killing socialist election-stealing gay-marriage Democrat attend anyway?  It would have to be a place where they'll tell you everything you want to hear and nothing that you don't want to hear.  Several come to mind immediately.

Bottom Line:  Democrats are Afraid of You.  I'm having a problem deciding whether the Biden administration is stupid or evil or just flat-out afraid of us Commoners.  And then I realized that it's all three.  Here's why.  Our liberal friends never imagined that a Trump could happen.  Nothing in their world prepared them for him.  So what happens when you are confronted by something completely unexpected?  You stop dead in your tracks. [...] Should Dems ignore Trump as a flash in the pan?  Should they figure he represented a few dumb deplorables?  Or should they treat him as an existential danger?  We know what happened.  The Dems chose Door Number Three and embarked on a mission to destroy Trump and everything he represented.

Communist Party USA Affirms Loyalty to Beijing.  It's the 1930s all over again.  American communists are now treating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with the same slavish reverence once reserved for Stalin and the mighty Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).  The Communist Party USA (CPUSA), once shamelessly subservient to the CPSU, has now completely transferred its loyalties to the CCP.  On March 10, a high-level delegation from the CPUSA met with senior CCP officials in Beijing.  According to an article on the CPUSA website, the International Department of the CPUSA and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the CCP "held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary" of the CCP.  Los Angeles-based Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Houston, Texas, comrade Alvaro Rodriguez, the party's International Secretary, led the U.S. delegation.

The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America.  The American Left and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, has declared war on America by openly and ruthlessly attacking American society, its norms and foundational principles.  While they previously had been somewhat restrained in their efforts to transform the nation, any pretense of subtlety has now been abandoned.  Consequently, their asinine and self-indulgent theories and totalitarian tactics are on display for all to see.  Yet this coterie of the credulous does not grasp the irrational absurdity of many of their cultural and societal pronouncements.  Now that they control Congress and have a questionably elected and addled dissembler in the White House, these jaw-dropping policies are center stage.  It is little wonder that an increasingly flabbergasted citizenry, as well as many nations throughout the world, are beginning to question what sort of future is in store for the United States.

The American Police State Is Now Forming.  The image of the new wall or fence with razor wire on top that now surrounds the Capitol has been floating across the screen of my mind since it was erected.  Was it erected merely as a response to the horrible events of Jan. 6, and the fear of a right-wing uprising against the anti-Trump Democrats?  Recently, this writer had a breakthrough and understood that this wall is actually an austere reminder that we have entered into a new phase of American history:  the American police state.  The bombast against Trump-supporters now nicknamed "domestic terrorists"; the marching of Guam national Guardsmen to the office of Marjory Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a demonstration of the legitimacy of Guam as a U.S. entity; the rapid overturning of and de-legitimizing of all Trump policies both domestic and foreign; the emplacement of a transsexual as a higher up in the Health and Human Services Department; the encouragement of a "re-imagining" of police work in our major cities; the non-enforcement of federal laws pertaining to border security and legal entry into the USA; and the racial messages about statues, American history, the teaching of American history, and the need to overturn American society and its traditions are not merely challenges and upheavals to be dealt with.

Why The Oligarchs Fear Christianity.  Gab has been banned from three different banks over the course of the past three weeks.  We operate a legal US business. [...] Gab is the test case for the oligarchs, they will soon start attacking churches and Christian organizations in the same way that Gab has been persecuted for nearly five years now.  Perhaps this secession will become geographic next.  Time will tell, but personally I'm mentally prepared for it.  We didn't choose this, the psychopathic oligarchs in the American regime did.  We will gladly embrace it and no longer associate with wickedness and their death cult of communism and critical theory.  They can keep their drag queen story hours, 87 genders, degeneracy, moral depravity, and endless chaos.  We choose our humanity, freedom, order, and Jesus.  This is, of course, exactly why those in power are attacking Gab.  Tens of millions of Christians are using Gab's services every month to unite and access an uncensored free flow of information that can't be found anywhere else on the internet.

The Culture Curators Want To Think For You.  Many intellectuals in the United States frequently toss around the word "dictatorship" or "dictator" about political parties they don't like, and with such abandon, it is now deemed normal in some circles to use the terms without irony, primarily when referring to the Republican Party.  In their zeal to dismantle conservatism, they miss the true dictator in our country.  They are our cultural curators.  The corporations, much of the media, the entertainment industry, major league sports organizations, academia and Silicon Valley all demand that we fall in line with how they think.  They want to approve of how we speak, what books we read, what movies we watch, what words we use, who we support politically, how we educate our children and what parts of history are acceptable to teach.  Many of these entities have gone from trying to appeal to a wide range of customers based on the products they sell or services they offer to social justice organizations, far removed from their core missions and their consumers.

Hoping to deny DeSantis re-election — and end his presidential hopes — Democrats launch operation 'Ron Be Gone'.  Democrats announced formation of "Ron Be Gone" on Monday [3/15/2021], a fundraising, advertising and organizing vehicle aimed at preventing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from winning re-election next year.  A bonus, if they contribute to defeating DeSantis, would be imploding his prospects as a 2024 Republican presidential candidate.  Even the name, which sounds like a pest removal product, shows the depth of Democratic animosity toward the Republican governor.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [...] [#4] Nullify the anti-police agenda.  During the Obama regime, his DoJ hamstrung city police departments all over the country with phony "civil rights" investigations, resulting in cities hesitant to arrest or prosecute violent thugs.  With anti-police activists surrounding Biden, his administration will do the same, thereby empowering leftist rioters in our cities.  The founders never gave the federal government a law enforcement role as they thought this responsibility best be carried out by local police and sheriff departments.  States should resist and ignore all federal anti-police regulations and DoJ harassment of local police departments.

New NJ law says cops can't notify parents when minor is caught with marijuana or alcohol in first offense.  Democrats are unyielding in their quest for a permissive society where there is little if any personal responsibility.  Nowhere is this more apparent than their preferred policies on the killing of unborn babies, and amid the current marijuana craze liberal politicians are borrowing from that campaign to mainstream weed.  Just as Democrats pursued laws allowing minors to have an abortion without telling their parents, New Jersey has legalized the consumption of marijuana, in all its forms, on private property and enacted a law restricting law enforcement from notifying the parents of minors who are caught with possession of weed or alcohol.  The most remarkable thing here being, perhaps, that tens of millions of Americans continue to support the party that pushes these destructive law

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  The Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon.  The cabal that addled Joe Biden fronts really didn't want one.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted.

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If the "Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon," it is entirely his fault.  The flurry of executive orders he signed on his first day in office effectively terminated any smooth transition he might have expected.

To defeat woke tyrants, the rest of us must treat them like the monsters they are.  Most Americans hate woke politics — and most minorities don't share "woke" priorities.  Indeed, according to pollster David Shor, woke excesses are causing black voters to flee the Democratic Party.  Despite endless charges of "racism," former President Donald Trump took the biggest share of minority voters of any Republican in my lifetime. [...] Only a tiny minority of consumers care about Mr. Potato Head's toxic masculinity, about "Aunt Jemima" as a brand or about the #MeToo aggressions of Pepé Le Pew.  Yet corporations, universities and governments rush to placate that minuscule slice of the population, trashing large chunks of our culture in the process.  It's happening not because anybody voted for it, but because a small but determined and vicious minority is bullying people to go along, relying on cowardice and groupthink to achieve ends that could never happen via majority vote:  How do you think Dr. Seuss would have done in a referendum?

Masks Are Just Part of the Socialists' Uniform.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they strongly oppose mass illegal immigration.  Ignoring their wishes, the Biden administration has set into place policies that have created a border crisis with no end in sight.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that jobs and the economy are more important than recklessly combatting a global temperature change of a few hundredths of a degree over the next century in the name of "climate justice."  Ignoring their assessment, the Biden administration has killed off oil and gas jobs, increased the cost of gasoline at the pump, and handcuffed America's energy independence in the name of green dreams — strengthening the economies of Russia, China, and Iran while impoverishing millions of Americans.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they prefer increasing manufacturing and economic diversification at home to depending upon the supply chains and resources of an adversarial China.  Instead, the Biden administration has actively discarded the "America First" economic policies of President Trump and reoriented America back toward the globalist initiatives of the last half-century that benefit transnational banks and Wall Street traders while crippling Main Street businesses and making America vulnerable to her enemies.

Nevada Democratic Party Staff Quits En Masse after Socialists Win Leadership Roles.  Every Nevada Democratic Party staff member quit after Democratic socialists won party leadership roles, according to a new report.  Alana Mounce, the party's executive director, reportedly notified the newly elected party chair, Judith Whitmer, that she and other staff members were resigning, according to The Intercept.  The party's operations director, research director, communications director and finance director all resigned after the left-wing candidates of the "NV Dems Progressive Slate," which was run by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Left Caucus, beat out the Democratic Party's "Progressive Unity Slate" on Saturday [3/6/2021].

How the Nevada Democrat Socialists Ousted the Traditional Democrat Party and Why You Should Pay Attention.  My colleague Jeff Charles wrote a great article on how the Nevada Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) have taken over the Democrat Party in the state, and why the traditional leadership chose to resign. [...] How did they do it?  For starters, Nevada is a Union-heavy state.  With Las Vegas as the tip of the spear, the AFL-CIO with its dominant membership overshadows the majority of the Western territory.  Unions have always been socialist in their orientation (the collective above the individual), but with the COVID pandemic, "Future of Work" initiatives which have infected every corporate sector and government body, and collaboration with Labor organizations internationally, the DSA's agenda has shifted beyond pro-worker organization to all aspects of political power and shaping people's lives.  Be warned.  As we learned in California with the battles with the Unions over AB5 and Prop 22, the DSA has no interest in co-existence.  They will do whatever it takes to keep and secure power and force behind their agendas.  The primary one being turning America into a socialist country.

Saying 'No' to the Cancel Culture.  On the left, the tumbrels are rolling again, delivering former icons like Dr. Seuss, Pepe Le Pew, and other enemies of the people to the cultural guillotines for immediate beheading.  Their crimes: their decades-old sensibilities are out of touch with those of the seething, humorless and frankly not very bright scolds who currently inhabit the fever swamps of Twitter, Facebook, and the editorial pages of the New York Times.  Go ahead, laugh; what could be more ridiculous than discerning "rape culture" in the broadly drawn behavior of a French striped skunk who's been looking for love in all the wrong places since 1945?  But ham-handed attempts at seduction are no longer funny to the Madame Defarges of the social-justice warrior brigades, and so stinky little Pepe must be banished from Looney Tunes land.

Dr. Seuss shows leftists again blurring fantasy and reality.  What makes it simultaneously amusing and disturbing is that it treats Seuss's nonsensical worlds as real and extrapolates racial messages from them.  Here's the short version of the left's latest attempt to cancel all cultural touchpoints that don't mesh with Marx:  Dr. Seuss's works ended up in the crosshairs when a Virginia school district discovered that Learning for Justice, an education (i.e., indoctrination") site affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, had declared in 2019 that Dr. Seuss's works are racist.  Once the school's story hit the news, the pile-on began, with every leftist rushing to condemn Seuss for making his Asian, Inuit, and African humanoid characters every bit as weird, misshapen, and ugly as his (presumably) white American humanoid characters.  Six Seuss works were pulled from Amazon and eBay because of their racial horrors and Biden ignored Seuss entirely on Read Across America Day, which is held annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Poll: 65% of Fans Think Disney Has Lunged Too Far Into Wokeness.  Considering a Disney+ membership?  You may want to hold off.  The Daily Wire released the results of an exclusive poll conducted by Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies which found that 65% of Americans "believe that companies like Disney have taken political correctness too far."  Conducted between Feb 26 and March 3, the poll of 1,098 participants, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, set the bottom line:  "Corporate America's lunge into 'wokeness' and cancel culture might hit a bump in the road given public reaction to Disney's recent actions," concluded Newhouse.  Walt is probably rolling over in his grave.  The polling group also asked about Disney's cancel culture stab at Gina Carano.  As a reminder, Carano formerly starred in Disney's The Mandalorian but was axed back in February due to her "abhorrent" social media posts.  As per usual, most lefties supported Disney's decision to cancel Carano but conservatives saw right through the smoke and mirrors.

Use These 32 Questions to Determine Whether Someone Is a Liberal or a Leftist.  The great tragedy of our time is that liberals vote left.  Virtually every value liberals have held for a century is now held by conservatives and scorned by leftists.  Therefore, America, in serious jeopardy of being lost, will be saved when people convince the liberals in their life that the left, not the conservative, is their enemy.  This process begins by establishing whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist.  If it turns out that he or she is a liberal, it is worth engaging in respectful dialogue on the issues of the day.  If the friend or relative is a leftist, you can probably only talk about innocuous subjects such as the weather (though not about global warming) or sports (though not about players taking a knee during the national anthem).  If you talk about the great issues of the day with a left-wing friend or relative, that could be the last time you talk to each other.  He or she is likely to unfriend you not only on social media but also in life.  Leftists generally do not dialogue; they dismiss.

Why Deadnaming Matters.  Richard Levine was born in 1957 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, an affluent suburb 20 minutes north of Boston.  He went to Hebrew school and had a bar mitzvah before heading to the very tony (very expensive) all-boys Belmont Hill School, where he played as a linebacker on the football team.  From there he went to Harvard undergrad before heading south for med school at Tulane.  While still in school, he married classmate Martha Peaslee; the couple would go on to have two children, one boy and one girl.  Richard's career got off to a running start with a residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  From there he moved to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he established himself firmly as a leader in his field, building both an adolescent medicine division and an eating disorders clinic.  But even with a loving family and a meaningful career, something was amiss in Richard Levine's world.  Eight years after his move to Pennsylvania, the doctor began to see a therapist.  Another eight years after that, he publicly announced his decision to transition to presenting as a woman.  Now, a full decade after that announcement, Richard — now Rachel — stands as Joe Biden's nominee for the United States' Assistant Secretary for Health.

The Left's Campaign Against Self-Defense.  Last week, federal prosecutors offered an undisclosed plea deal to two lawyers who firebombed an NYPD van and drove around passing out Molotov cocktails to protesters at a violent May 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Brooklyn. [...] In the name of "social justice," politicians and the judiciary in many cities and states are bestowing moral rights on violent left-wing and anarchist groups.  District attorney Mike Schmidt, for instance, announced in August that he won't prosecute most of the 550 people arrested during the 75 days of mayhem in Portland last spring.  He said the leniency was an attempt to "create a forum" to express "collective grief, anger, and frustration" at the death of George Floyd and the history of abuses endured by people of color.  Worse, he said using the criminal justice system against them would "undermine public safety" for those "demanding to be heard." Schmidt, his Democrat cohort, and leftist sympathizers in journalism, law, and academia willfully ignore the fact that such misplaced clemency condones and encourages militant groups' violence, their disrespect for the law, and their anti-American agenda.

Top Pollster Says Pelosi, Dems' Every Move Makes Trump Even More Popular.  While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.  According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.  McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump's agenda and accomplishments and missing it. [...] "The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets," he said.  McLaughlin pulled these findings from his CPAC poll to make his point:
      ◦   Ninety-seven percent want Congress to do more to fight for their conservative agenda.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said there was voter fraud that helped Biden win.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to be president.
      ◦   Ninety-six percent said the Washington establishment thinks they are better than ordinary people.
      ◦   Ninety-nine percent said we need to get the children back to school and open the economy.
      ◦   Sixty-three percent said they are angry/disappointed with the Republican National Committee.

Carlson: 'Dr. Seuss Was Not a Racist — Dr. Seuss Was a Preachy Liberal'.  During the Tuesday [3/2/2021] broadcast of his Fox News Channel program, Tucker Carlson addressed the controversy surrounding Dr. Seuss' children's books, which have been deemed "racist" but some on the American left.  Carlson warned if "cancel culture" was allowed to succeed with Dr. Seuss, America would be "lost."

Did "Defund The Police" Drive Non-White Voters To Trump?  If this is true, talk about backfire.  Former Obama campaign adviser David Shor argues yes.  Democrats thought that slogan would strengthen ethnocentric voting choices.  Instead, it forced non-white voters to choose ideology over demographics, especially among Hispanics — and rather than pull voters to Joe Biden by pandering, they drove them to Donald Trump instead.

Joe Biden [was] Asked When America Will Get Back to Normal.  Joe Biden was asked when things will go back to normal on Tuesday [3/2/2021] as he shuffled out of his presser.  Joe paused and told the leftwing reporters: [...] Maybe next year.  These Democrats are determined to kill America.

Americans tune out the Golden Globe Awards.  The television audience for Hollywood's virtual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday [2/28/2021] fell sharply from last year's event, with preliminary estimates on Monday indicating that about 60 per cent fewer viewers tuned in to the widely panned award show.  Ratings data reported on Monday by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline showed that only about 5.4 million Americans watched the three-hour telecast on the NBC network.  The preliminary figures do not reflect viewing on the American West Coast, but they nevertheless reflect a drop of nearly two-thirds from early audience estimates for the 2020 show.

Poll Shows Republicans Care About Issues, Democrats Just Hate Republicans.  A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes, left-wing media bias, the moral decline of the country, socialism, Antifa, China, late-term abortion, election fraud, tech censorship, and discrimination against Christians. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Democrat voters are — no joke — Trump supporters, white nationalism, systemic racism, gun violence, healthcare coverage, domestic terror, police brutality, discrimination against the alphabet people, sexism, voter suppression, student debt, and capitalism.

A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.  Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions:  To destroy the Second Amendment.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States.  Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock:  Everything was open.  The beaches, the hotels, the restaurants (with some sensible safety and social distancing restrictions).  The classrooms are full.  The other strange thing about being in Florida was that people were happy.  They were playing tennis and golf.  They were going to work and getting on with their lives.  Florida is a Republican, can-do kind of place.  Then, there is New York.  Manhattan is a morose and deserted place to be.  It's as if it's boarded up.  People are living their lives afraid.  They are depressed, which makes the whole place depressing.  In Southern California, I experienced the same dreariness.  And it wasn't the weather, which was warm and sunny.  Restaurants were closed or highly restricted.  Stores were sparsely attended, and people were generally grimacing and standoffish.  They yelp in horror if you take off your mask, even for a moment.

Group: Biden gun control would 'criminalize' 105M law-abiding people.  As President Biden pivots to the highly charged issue of gun control, key groups are urging him to respect the 105 million law-abiding gun owners and target instead illegal use of firearms.  Today, a growing organization that represents those with permits to carry concealed weapons said that instead of limiting access to guns, the president should nationalize legal permitting and end the patchwork of state regulations that range from tight bans to no restrictions.  "While we can agree that there are several 'common sense' and long overdue changes needed to our nation's gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans — not criminalizing and punishing them," said a letter to Biden from the U.S. Concealed Carry Association.

Why we need an inquiry into January 6.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, so quick was the construction of this narrative that the cynics among us speculated that the riot, if not exactly premeditated by anti-Trump forces, was at least foreseen as an exploitable possibility.  Something similar can be said about the deployment of the phrase 'our democracy'.  In this case, the first-person-plural possessive is very clearly intended to be exclusive, not inclusive.  No one wearing a MAGA hat or waving a Trump banner is included in that 'our'.  The thousands of loyalty-tested National Guard troops and the tall, razor-wire-tipped fence hastily erected to surround the Capitol communicated the same message.  It's Us vs Them, comrade:  talk about 'unity' and 'our democracy' but practice division and exclusion.  Nancy Pelosi called the Capitol 'the people's house', the 'citadel of democracy', but the armed troops and the fence bespoke a different reality.

Ag commissioner Fried orders offices to defy any order to lower flags for Limbaugh.  Florida's agriculture commissioner is challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' plans to honor conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.  Following Limbaugh's death from lung cancer last week, the Republican governor told a crowd of West Palm Beach supporters that he would celebrate Limbaugh's legacy by ordering state flags to fly at half-staff.  "When there's things of this magnitude, once the date of internment for Rush is announced, we're going to be lowering the flags to half-staff," DeSantis said during a campaign-style event at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.

Biden's HHS Pick Advocates Sex Changes For Kids.  On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a nomination hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's pick for Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  There are plenty of reasons for the committee to be concerned about placing Dr. Levine in such an influential and powerful role. [...] Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as "children."  A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children.  According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender.  Levine has advised adults to "try not to force them one way or other [sic]" and instead to follow the child's lead.

A Word About The Biden Return To 'Normalcy'.  Less than a month into Biden's term, let's take a look at America's return to "normal":
  •   Is it our standard-operating procedure to call, without evidence, those we disagree with racists and white supremacists?
  •   Is being obsessed with, and bowing down before, identity politics who we are?
  •   Is letting males compete with female athletes playing it straight in the U.S.?
  •   Is a militarized zone around the U.S. Capitol a long-standing American custom?  What about a political witch hunt disguised as an effort to root out domestic terrorists?
  •   Is it normal for an administration to snub Israel, America's only natural and traditional ally in the Middle East?
  •   Is it routine for the president's family to conduct "corrupt business dealings in foreign countries"?
  •   Is it normal for public schools to be closed across the country because the teachers unions in a real sense own the party in power in Washington?
  •   Is it a time-honored American practice for the media to snuggle up to that party in power and treat the president as a celebrity, even a savior, and refuse to sufficiently fact-check him?

A Fifty-Year History of Anti-Patriotism in the United States.  Patriotism is under attack.  The idea of the cultural Marxists on the left is to replace traditional patriotism with a different vision of the meaning of American nationalism from the vision that has obtained since 1776, although that traditional understanding and vision of the USA has gone through modifications over decades.  Unwillingness to say the Pledge of Allegiance or even to stand for the Pledge is not a first step in that direction, but part of an endgame toward a revised understanding of what America is and what its role is in history.  The readers of this article should not be surprised if legislation for a revised American flag is offered in the halls of Congress in the near future.

McConnell's Bitter Turtle Soup.  [Scroll down]  With parts of the country on lockdown, schools closed, and a volatile market making Americans justifiably nervous, Democrats and their Republican enablers decided that damaging President Trump (and pre-emptively torpedoing his return in '24) was still their most pressing concern.  That's a pretty sobering admission of just how popular President Trump's policies really are.  Congress is more afraid of him and the transformational change he represents than it is of a hostile China, a worldwide pandemic, a Cold Civil War here in the U.S., or the potential for a complete global economic collapse.  We are so far "through the looking-glass" now that Alice's Wonderland seems more believable.

Biden's biggest lie.  Since the precarious installation of our new leader, cancel culture has ratcheted up and grown even more idiotic and insidious.  Careless tales of white supremacy and Trump supporting insurgency have been tossed out like red meat to the wolf pack media by the "uniter" himself.  The force-feeding of school curriculums and guidelines created to shame a majority of the population for offensive melanin are in vogue and proliferating.  This "Us against them" rhetoric is not waning but accelerating under the Biden administration and it is becoming utterly exhausting.  I believe that most Americans, not just conservatives, want to live their lives in peace and free from ignorant scolds insistent on making everyone feel guilty and miserable.  News flash:  I have liberal friends who feel the same way.  There is a much smaller faction of troublemakers involved in the division of America than we think.  The problem is that the new occupant of the White House is one of them.

GOP senator files 2 bills to stop cancel culture.  Here's how Dems responded.  California, home to Hollywood, may be where cancel culture strikes loudest and most viciously.  But one Republican lawmaker in the Golden State hopes to strike back against an ideology that is poisoning honest political debate and ruining careers and lives.  State Sen. Melissa Melendez has filed two bills that would protect people based on their political beliefs — a seemingly odd thing for a country founded on providing that guarantee to its citizens.  One bill, the "Diversity of Thought Act," would amend California's Fair Employment and Housing Act to include political affiliation among those "specified characteristics," as the current law says, that protect people from random discrimination.

Delusional or Deliberate?  The great leftist disconnect from reality.  Jen Psaki, who serves as Joe Biden's Press Secretary, is an excellent choice in many ways.  She's comfortable appearing uninformed and unintelligent before the media.  She knows that they won't call her out and apparently doesn't care what the American people think.  On Tuesday, she offered a perfect example of that latter point.  Psaki is hosting weekly video briefings during which she answers questions people have submitted via Twitter.  At one minute and 21 seconds into the video below, Psaki reads out the question:  "What is President Biden doing for my small business?" [...] The lockdowns have decimated businesses in every Democrat-run state.  Considering how important small businesses are to the economy, this is a deeply serious issue.  So what's Psaki's choice for the most important thing — the "first and foremost" thing — that Biden has done for small businesses?  "He nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration": [...] And what else did Biden do for small businesses?  He signed a race-based executive order making money available only for minorities.  This is a woman disconnected from reality, working for an administration that's equally disconnected.  [Video clip]

Are Democrats Creating Two Americas?  About half the nation is on the naughty side of the Naughty or Nice list kept by score-settling Jacobins.  Per their ledgers, our side's crimes are many.  We support Trump.  We dare to exercise our free speech rights.  We question the honesty of the 2020 presidential contests.  We mock a pillar of the heathens' pseudo-religion, "Manmade" climate change.  We know that fossil fuel and the Keystone XL Pipeline are very good things.  We know that gender isn't plastic.  Real females deserve athletics free from faux female participation.  We know that babies in the womb are human beings.  We refute, as patent race-mongering, the harangue that America is an irredeemably racist land, which must be punished and deconstructed, and whose nonblack citizens must be Jim Crowed as an initial down payment on recompense.  Our stupendously greatest offense?  We're a law-abiding, patriotic, God-fearing, family-loving, and hard-working people.

Juan Williams Becomes Visibly Upset As Greg Gutfeld Rages Against The Media In Masterful Rant.  On Monday [2/15/2021], Juan Williams appeared visibly upset as Greg Gutfeld went scorched earth against the lying liberal media.  In fact, you can quite literally see Williams shaking his head and squirming in his chair as Gutfeld unleashed his masterful rant.  Gutfeld blistered the media for not being transparent when it comes to voter fraud allegations, saying that the media accuses conservatives of being "treasonous" if they even dare to raise the question.  He also hammered the left for their support of left-wing riots over the summer because they were done in the name of "social justice".  "Juan says that if you want to bury the lie of election fraud, then let's investigate it and make it more transparent," Gutfeld began.  "If people can believe that something was wrong with the election and not be accused of being treasonous.... Your side did it for 4 years!  So nobody is going to bury anything.  People are concerned that there's a problem with the election system, the same way that you feel about the justice system.  It was okay for your side to riot for months over the justice system.  But somebody gets ticked off about the election system and that's 'treasonous'," he added.

Eric Swalwell says God is a woman while discussing Trump impeachment trial.  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on Sunday [2/14/2021] suggested that God is a woman while discussing the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump.  Swalwell, 40, made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC, explaining Democrats' decision not to subpoena additional witnesses.  "The choice was, do we chase those people — not knowing what they're going to say to the courts — for years.  Or do we go forward with a powerful, thundering case that we have," Swalwell said.  "And also, (Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one."  Swalwell said calling witnesses wouldn't have changed Republicans' mind on voting to acquit Trump on the charge of citing Jan. 6's riot at the U.S. Capitol, even if the witnesses were "God herself."

Tucker Carlson Suggests Democrats Have Become 'More Vicious in Victory' — 'Power Makes Them Mean'.  Thursday [2/11/2021], FNC "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson speculated on the motivations driving congressional Democrats to pursue the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, which he described as "mad" and "irrational."  Carlson noted that even in victory, Democrats are continuing their relentless pursuit, which he argued was a product of gaining power.  He also questioned why some in the media are seeking to quell dissenting opinion, including Fox News.  [Video clip]

'A lot of cowboys out here': Rural California embraces lockdown defiance.  In Woody Clendenen's barbershop, a standard haircut costs $15.  Seniors get a discount for $12, and liberals are charged $40.  At least that's what the sign at his local Cottonwood shop in Northern California's Shasta County says.  His small business is donned with Trump 2020 gear, support to create the new state of Jefferson, and copies of the Constitution for customers to read or take.  He's got regulars who stick around just to talk politics and feel a sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most of them are maskless and aren't told to follow any health precautions when they're at Cottonwood Barbershop.  Though California's often considered one of the bluest states in the country, in the rural Northstate, most locals share a similar philosophy, embracing the independent spirit of the wild, wild West.

Chris Wallace's toxicity with Fox News viewers on display in charity auction.  The continuing prominence of Chris Wallace on Fox News both annoys and perplexes many of the channel's remaining conservative viewers.  And now we finally have a metric demonstrating the aversion toward Wallace by Fox viewers.

Liberal Columnist Accidentally Admits Diversity Isn't a StrengthLos Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan went viral last weekend because of an op-ed.  She wrote about her discomfort with her very friendly "Trumpite" neighbors.  They shoveled snow from her driveway without her even asking, making her "realize I owe them thanks."  But Heffernan wondered "how much thanks?"  To her way of thinking, she can't allow neighborliness to wipe away the alleged horrors of the Trump era.  "My neighbors supported a man who showed near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans," Heffernan wrote.  "They kept him in business with their support." [...] The column was rightfully mocked by conservatives as petty, arrogant, and out-of-touch.  It illustrates how many liberals think they're superior to the "deplorables" simply because they have the "correct" beliefs.  Deplorables can demonstrate all manner of noble conduct, yet are still morally inferior to the ungrateful liberals they assist.

Restaurant gets death threats for not allowing server to wear Black Lives Matter mask.  The owner of a popular California restaurant says the eatery got death threats and was forced to close for not allowing a waitress to wear a Black Lives Matter mask on the job, according to a report.  The Girl and the Fig, a country-style French restaurant in Sonoma, received threats of violence after a former server, Kimi Stout, complained about the incident on local media, according to ABC 7.  "I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter," said Stout, who left the job over the conflict, told the station.  "As a Brown queer fem person, standing up for the marginalized has always been important to me [...]" she said.

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Here's a handy tip about success in life:  If your job requires you to interact with the public, you will have a short and miserable career if you make an effort to look and act as abnormal, repugnant, and generally non-standard non-conformist as you can.  When you are ostracized as a result of your recalcitrance, you should not be surprised, and you should avoid rushing to the news media with your victimhood story, because it won't help your situation in the long run.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to 9M taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.  The move is not expected to succeed but could complicate negotiations within the Democratic Party in the coming weeks.

Biden's next big pipeline decision could deepen clash of greens and unions.  President Biden's pending decision whether to shut down the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline could deepen early tensions between environmentalists and unions that endorsed him.  Biden's day-one order to revoke a permit for the better-known Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States drew backlash from organized labor and some centrist Democrats who say the cancellation will kill thousands of construction jobs.  Now, liberal lawmakers, celebrities, and indigenous leaders have asked the president to shutter Dakota Access, which critics warn would trigger more backlash since the pipeline is already operational, unlike Keystone.  The Dakota Access pipeline has been carrying oil for more than three years from North Dakota to Illinois.

White House Supports Mavericks Scrapping The National Anthem Because America Fails 'Often'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed support for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's decision to remove the national anthem from the team's home games because they "feel [the anthem] doesn't represent them."  During the Wednesday [2/10/2021] press briefing, Fox News's Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the Biden administration's stance on Cuban's decision.  While the press secretary acknowledged that President Joe Biden is "proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem," she also said he would support the Mavericks for calling out the frequent times when "we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals."  "He'd also say that, of course, that part of pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals, which is often, and at times what people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events," Psaki said.

More about the injection of politics into sports.

Tom Cotton:  Joe Biden Is Keeping U.S. Closed for Americans, Leaving Border Open for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's administration is getting blasted by lawmakers, local officials, and critics for advocating lockdowns and restrictions for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis while seemingly opening the nation's borders to illegal aliens who can flout Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  As Breitbart News has extensively reported, the Biden administration has resumed the Catch and Release program wherein border crossers are apprehended and promptly released into the interior of the United States.  These border crossers are not required to test negative for the coronavirus before their release into American communities.

Why the Left Must Destroy a Patriotic American Ethos.  During the past year, we have witnessed an assault on our cultural heritage and history; the anti-American iconoclasm that gripped the activist economy throughout the United States is now a force of absolute desecration that will erase our entire history and heritage if given the chance.  First, they came for the Confederate monuments under the bullhorn of racism.  Quietly supported by mainstream conservatism, these same anti-American iconoclasts just as quickly turned against Lincoln, Grant, and other Union war heroes, much to the consternation of mainstream conservatives too blind, willfully or ignorantly, to see what the war against our art is about.  How did it come to this?  As many know, there has been a "long march" through our institutions by anti-American and anti-Western liberals who see themselves as the vanguard elect eradicating the sins of white Western Christian civilization.

Maxine Waters denies ever encouraging violence against Republicans.  We are currently being governed by a class of people who believe:
  •   Focusing obsessively on race, and classifying people solely by racial characteristics, is "anti-racist."
  •   Violent cadres of masked people attacking their political enemies, burning buildings, and engaging in violent censorship are "anti-fascists."
  •   People can change their sex at will because of their feelings, a subset of which is the assertion that men can have babies.
  •   Ending punishments for criminals (no bail arrests, decarceration, etc.) will end crime.
  •   Humans the power to affect the earth's climate, a dynamic system that has been changing endlessly for 4.5 billion years.
  •   A welfare state can survive an open border.
  •   Introducing millions of unskilled Latin American laborers into America will not have any negative effect on low-income people who are already in America, especially American Blacks.
  •   Forcing employers to pay above-market wages will result in more jobs, not fewer.
  •   A decrepit, corrupt, senile man who campaigned from his basement got more votes than any presidential candidate in American history.
  •   Violent riots across American cities, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, are peaceful protests.
Given this departure from reality, should we really be shocked that Rep. Maxine Waters is denying that she ever called for violence against Republicans?  If you're a conservative, you're familiar with this video:  [Video clip]

Rep. Cori Bush under fire for defending riot at St. Louis city jail.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., is facing criticism for her reaction to a riot Saturday [1/6/2021] at a downtown St. Louis jail.  Inmates rioted over a variety of concerns, setting fires, smashing windows and throwing debris to the street below.  It took corrections officers almost eight hours to end the "extremely violent" disturbance.  But the Missouri congresswoman tweeted a statement of support for the rioters, saying she would work to address their grievances, which include safety fears due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "I want to talk to my constituents in the window," Bush tweeted, referring to the inmates.  "Their lives and their rights must be protected.  My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored."

Here Come the 'Climate Lockdowns'.  PJM's Jeff Reynolds reported on the proposed "climate emergency" legislation that would declare climate change a "national emergency."  If passed, it would give Biden sweeping powers and unlock billions in spending.  Since there is no "climate emergency" at the moment, the radical greens have to create one.  And the more dire and frightening they can make it, the more powerful they will become.  AOC and her cohorts in Congress will do their best but it's likely that the worst of the "Green New Deal" will never be enacted even with the declaration that climate change is a national emergency.  But suppose President Biden and other western leaders were to declare a "climate lockdown"?  In a climate lockdown, "governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban the consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling."

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Even the most ardent Democrat — the most rabid baby-killing abortionist, the most heavy-handed union goon, the queerest LGBTQWERTY+ non-conforming transvestite — must surely wonder if he or she really voted for this assortment of draconian foolishness.  Does anyone really believe that "consumption of red meat" changes the weather so much that the U.S. economy must be strangled to fix it?  Does anyone really believe that if U.S. oil drilling stops, there won't be any oil exploration anywhere in the world (like the Middle East)?  Did any voter (living or dead) in November 2020 think he or she was voting for "extreme energy-saving measures" — whatever that may mean?

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?  The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years (from 1993 through 2015) cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state.  Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.  The counterreaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.  Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years.  Or more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.  Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic candidate Biden condemned.  On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.

Hot mic purportedly picks up Dems mocking Matt Gaetz for request to recite 'Pledge of Allegiance'.  Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee appeared to mock and ridicule GOP member Matt Gaetz after he requested the panel recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" ahead of a hearing.  Their comments were picked up by a hot mic, according to a video file of the Thursday [2/4/2021] hearing obtained by The Daily Caller.  "In the video, you can hear Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen and an unidentified House Democrat appearing to joke about the request.  They were reminded by a staffer that their microphones were hot, according to the audio," The DC reported.  During the hearing, which pertained to new House rules, Gaetz, Florida Republican, requested the pledge be recited at the beginning of each hearing.

Watch: Nadler Refuses To Allow "Unnecessary" Pledge Of Allegiance To Be Recited.  It's no secret that many Democrats in Congress don't value the traditions of our great nation.  That includes the Pledge of Allegiance.  We already knew they hated the Star Spangled Banner after 4 and a half years of calling it "racist" thanks to Colin Kaepernick, but now they have set their sights on the Pledge.  On Thursday [2/4/2021], House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler shut down Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz's request to have the committee recite the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of hearings. [...] Surely after all of the talk of "unity" from former Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional Democrats would absolutely want to show how our country can unify, right?  Wrong.

Rand Paul Denounces Biden Transgender Sports Policy.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged President Joe Biden's Education Secretary nominee on his statement it is "appropriate" to allow boys to compete in girls' sports by asking, "What planet are you from?"  During a confirmation hearing Wednesday [2/3/2021] of the Senate committee that oversees education, the Kentucky senator asked Miguel Cardona if he thinks it is "fair" to allow boys claiming to be transgender to participate in girls' sports, and about how it affects girls competing in these athletic events.  "I think it is appropriate," Cardona replied.  "It is the legal responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for students to participate in activities and this includes students who are transgender."

Trump Moves Out of the White House and into Their Heads.  You would never know that * is president.  DC's denizen can't move on.  They don't want to move on.  Look what they have to move onto, two years of utter failure with that desiccated old zombie at the helm screwing this up until an energized and woke wave of GOP candidates who want to burn the whole garbage Establishment down sweep into power in 2022.  When the Reddit Rebels took on the Democrat-donating hedge funders, that was the spirit of Trump.  And, like the awkward and clumsy counter-insurgents they are, our stupid Establishment tore off its smiley-face mask and stepped in to protect its own against the great unwashed who had so improbably managed to win, if only for a moment, the rigged game that is Wall Street.  How many people got woke that day?  And how many people got woke when * threw tens of thousands of Americans out of work as human sacrifices to the blue libs' angry weather goddess?  How many got woke when * announced he was making the all-purpose boogeyman of "racism" a cornerstone of his administration?  How many got woke when they saw the Democrat-subsidizing tech lords shut down the speech of anyone who dissents?  How many got woke when COVID suddenly started to vanish the second it stopped being useful?

Republicans tear into Biden's Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demand she apologize for mocking Space Force during briefing.  House Republicans have slammed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demanded she 'immediately apologize' for 'demeaning' the US Space Force.  Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers and Florida Rep. Mike Waltz both hit out at Psaki Tuesday for what they described as a 'disgraceful' quip about the newest branch of the military where she joked it was 'the plane of today'.  Psaki also managed to ruffle more feathers in the briefing room Tuesday [2/2/2021] when she hit out at a Politico reporter accusing her of 'putting words in my mouth' over the White House's China strategy.

Bed Bath & Beyond Joins Fascist Crusade.  Left-wingers running major American companies are targeting their own customers in a fascist-style anti-Trump crusade.  The objective: to intimidate and silence conservatives.  The other day it was Loews hotels.  Run by the Democratic/leftist Tisch family, the company ostentatiously announced it would cancel a fundraiser for Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley at its Orlando hotel.  This because the Tisches were incensed that Hawley had the nerve to stand on the Senate floor and defend election integrity and the Constitution.  Now it is, of all places, Bed Bath & Beyond that has launched an attack on its pro-Trump customers.  The company has ostentatiously decided to stop carrying MyPillow products because they have it in for MyPillow founder and quite visible Trump supporter Mike Lindell.  And unsurprisingly, cross-match the corporate governing officers of Bed Bath & Beyond with Federal Election Commission (FEC) records and, lo and behold, one finds ... yes indeed ... a far-left Trump-hater in a senior position at the company.

John Kerry, Global Warming Ghoul.  Presidential climate envoy John Kerry stirred up a black cloud last week when he said the workers who lost their jobs over the administration's decision to shut down Keystone XL pipeline construction could just make solar panels instead.  At least he didn't tell them they should learn to code.  But it was a cruel comment nonetheless, and representative of the political left's careless destruction of livelihoods in service of their climate god.  At a news conference last week, Kerry said "what President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks" who lost jobs "have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels."  Unsaid yet clearly understood is the Democrats' contempt for calloused-hand working class Americans — these "deplorables" just can't make good decisions and need the guiding hand of government to help them avoid the briar patches and potholes of life.

Religious Leaders Have Mixed Feelings About Biden's Agenda.  Since Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, religious leaders from major faiths have had to grapple with the administration's stance on a range of issues, often resulting in a blend of hope and dismay, the AP reported.  On issues like abortion, Biden has created angst amongst Roman Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention leaders, as the president has indicated strong support for abortion rights for women, according to the AP. [...] On issues of LGBTQ rights and religious freedom, Biden's expansion of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections has united Catholics and Southern Baptists in opposition to the president's agenda, arguing it could infringe on the rights of religious groups who oppose same-sex marriage and the inclusion of gender identity, the AP reported.

Youtube rushes to hide the mass unpopularity of Biden Whitehouse.  It's all one giant Psy-Op.  The Whitehouse Youtube Channel for the most popular President ever elected is being unliked en mass.  Youtube kicked Donald Trump off the "platform", so hordes of fans are tuning into Joe Biden's channel instead, and they're not happy.  Joe Biden's inauguration video tally currently stands at 4,300 "likes" and 48,000 "dislikes".  Realizing the PR flop that this is, Youtube quietly unlisted the video to hide it from searches, but it's at this link.  In newer Whitehouse videos, the downvotes continue.  Clearly the Social Media controllers have a problem.  One week later, and Youtube don't just unlist the video's — the Swat team has started deleting the deporable votes instead.

Will they stop all their other nonsense if there is an "outcry?"  Are we all in a big shouting match now?
Biden admin halts plans to give Gitmo detainees COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Americans after outcry.  After a massive outcry, the Biden Defense Department paused plans to give the COVID-19 vaccine to about 40 Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the masterminds behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  While millions of Americans wait in line, The New York Times reported last week that Gitmo detainees and prisoners will be offered vaccines on a voluntary basis, beginning as early as Monday.  But the Pentagon halted those plans Saturday in the face of heavy criticism for prioritizing terror suspects ahead of American citizens, according to CBS News.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pinned responsibility for the initial decision, which the Department of Defense confirmed Friday, on President Joe Biden.

A Tsunami of Hate.  All politics is divisive.  That's the healthy basis of our constitutional order: the freedom to disagree.  To suppress disagreement, to outlaw it — as many Democrats and their Big Tech and media allies — are demanding these days, is to end democracy as we know it.  The problem is not that we disagree.  We are not suffering as a nation from healthy disagreement.  We are suffering from a Tsunami of Hate emanating from the Democrat Party that seeks to demonize, criminalize and extinguish dissent from the 75 million supporters of Donald Trump.  It is now official Washington dogma that to question an election result — something the congressional Democrats have done in the face of every Republican presidential victory since 2000 — is now "insurrection" and "domestic terrorism," or the incitement thereto, and needs to be prosecuted and suppressed.

Be a tribe of one.  Suppose you're a die-hard Democrat.  What do you do about such issues as: [...] Environmentalism and immigration versus unions.  Do you side with trade unions — which are overwhelmingly Democrats — who understandably want good jobs for workers?  Or do you side with environmentalists — who are also overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to eliminate the oil and gas industry and the millions of jobs that accompany it, and illegal immigration advocates — who are overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to flood America with low-paid immigrants that may eventually vote Democrat but will drive down America's worker wages even further?

Pelosi slammed for 'inciteful' rhetoric after calling pro-2nd Amendment GOP lawmakers 'enemy within'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of inciteful rhetoric shows no signs of abatement, as the California Democrat who previously referred to then-President Donald Trump as a "domestic enemy" called Republican lawmakers the "enemy within."  The reason for this egregious slander is because some GOP lawmakers want to carry a firearm — see Second Amendment.  Continuing to exploit the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month with extreme hyperbole — it wasn't an attempt to overthrow government — for maximum political value, Democrats are working hard to demonize and dehumanize the GOP.  "I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi said Thursday [1/28/2021] while speaking to reporters.

Trump Campaign Pollster:  Effort to Cancel Trump Is 'Backfiring'.  [Scroll down]  The effort to convict Trump in an impeachment trial suffered a grave setback after 45 Republican senators voted against holding the trial, meaning that it's unlikely there will be enough votes to convict the former president.  Convicting a president requires at least 67 votes, meaning 17 Republicans would have to join Democrats.  A number of Republican senators said it's unconstitutional and pointless to convict a former president.  "It's having no impact on his base, in fact, it's just solidifying them and making them angrier or more upset," McLaughlin said of the impeachment efforts.  "Because the people outside the Beltway agree" that it is essentially unconstitutional, he said.

Must Christians Submit to Evil Authorities?  As I study the many executive orders signed by President Biden in the last few days, two issues in particular concern me: a militant advancement of transgenderism and abortion.  Both are attacks on human dignity, misrepresenting even what it means to be human.  Promoting transgender experience advocates for a distorted view of personhood that denies the very biological DNA given by God, bending reality into a lie.  Abortion legitimatizes the killing of a human being when he is deemed an inconvenience.  Advocating for transgenderism and abortion are therefore the opposite of loving one's neighbor, let alone loving one's family or even loving oneself.

Biden's normal is abnormal.  The media is peddling the narrative that Chairman Xiden is bringing back normalcy.  Well, let us see what the media and the rest of the Democrats consider normal.  The new normalcy is impeaching a president and trying him after his term ends and he has gone home to Mar-A-Lago.  The new normalcy is arresting and prosecuting a man for making memes on Twitter.  The new normalcy is 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington on Inauguration Day.  The new normalcy is replacing a viewing audience for the occasion with 100,000 American flags.  The new normalcy is cries of deprogramming political opponents.  The new normalcy is banning reporters who ask tough questions at press conferences.  The new normalcy is not deporting criminals.  The new normalcy is making women shower with men in the military.  The new normalcy is attempts to expel duly elected opponents from the Senate.

Democrats Want a 'Return to Civility'; When Did They Practice It?  A 2020 Joe Biden campaign ad described the pending election as an "opportunity to leave the dark, angry politics of the past behind us."  After Biden's election, he, Democrats and media urge a "return to civility."  But when did the Democrats practice the very civility to which they seek to return?  Let's go to the videotape: [...] Former Rep. William Clay Sr., D-Mo., said President Ronald Reagan was "trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from 'Mein Kampf.'"  Coretta Scott King, in 1980, said, "I am scared that if Ronald Reagan gets into office, we are going to see more of the Ku Klux Klan and a resurgence of the Nazi Party."  After Republicans took control of the House in the mid-'90s, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., compared the newly conservative-majority House to "the Duma and the Reichstag," referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power.  About President George Herbert Walker Bush, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said:  "I believe (Bush) is a racist for many, many reasons. ... (He's) a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community. ... I truly believe that."

How to Deprogram Us.  A new buzzword on social media, cable news, and among leftist activists is "deprogramming."  Along with terms like "reprogramming," "de-Baathification," and "deplatforming," deprogramming refers to cleansing the incorrect mentalities of former Trump Administration officials — and even those who voted for Trump.  Note that deprogramming does not refer to elites who peddled the "Russian collusion" hoax for years, despite the abject absence of evidence.  Not long ago, two Washington Post columnists offered some solutions to the Trumpist threat.  One, Max Boot, wished to ban Fox News and other conservative stations from cable subscriptions.  The other, Eugene Robinson, suggested that there was a need to focus on mostly "white" Republicans to "deprogram" their thoughts.  Pro forma "diversity training" has already been upgraded to include coming clean about "white supremacy" and "unearned privilege."

Army investigating social media post by chaplain who asked if transgender people unfit to serve.  Army officials are investigating comments on social media by a Fort Hood chaplain who questioned whether transgender people are mentally unfit to serve in the military.  The chaplain, Army Maj. Andrew Calvert, wrote the comments under a Facebook post from Army Times, a civilian publication, about President Joe Biden's recent order to reverse the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.  "How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve," Maj. Calvert apparently wrote on Monday under the Army Times post.  "There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

Biden Administration Adds Forcing Female Soldiers To Shower With Men.  The newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration is off to a rocky start with military men and women.  Serious affronts have come from Congress as well as the White House, adding insults to injuries with even more damage on the way.  It was bad enough when Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., insinuated during a CNN interview that most of the 25,000 National Guard soldiers deployed to guard the Capitol during the Inauguration were white males and probably Donald Trump voters, so they might be in the "class" of people who "may want to do something" to cause trouble.  Then we saw 5,000 troops banished to a cold parking garage with one electrical outlet, no Internet, two restroom stalls, and high risks of COVID.  Not since former First Lady Hillary Clinton treated uniformed White House social aides like personal servants have we seen such disdain for military personnel doing their jobs.  These affronts and reported plans to keep thousands of troops in Washington, D.C. without a clear mission were exceeded by President Joe Biden signing executive orders on his first day.

New Mexico Voted for Biden by Almost 11%, Now Leaders Are Alarmed by His Oil, Gas Suspension.  In November, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was so popular in New Mexico that he captured more than 54 percent of the vote, giving him an almost 11 percentage point win over then-President Donald Trump.  But on the heels of a 60-day moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands that has emerged from the new president's administration, Biden's popularity appears to be slipping.  On Wednesday [1/20/2021], acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega issued a 60-day ban on new permits on federal land, according to the Washington Times.

The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail.  Scattered throughout the length and breadth of the United States are those who have experienced first-hand the tyranny of despotic rulers and repressive one-party oligarchies.  Today, many of us that came here as refugees are watching with bemusement and a mild sense of trepidation as the oblivious, self-absorbed, puerile wannabe autocrats in the Ruling Class are hell-bent on imposing their dysfunctional version of one-party dictatorial rule on a nation they apparently neither know nor understand.  The vast bulk of this cadre of self-styled intellectuals and societal elites are little different from those in various European nations.  They are not only beset with a severe case of narcissism but are among the most gullible and easily manipulated due to their overweening need to feel superior to those they perceive to be lesser fellow citizens.  This sense of superiority eventually manifests itself in an immutable belief that they are preordained to rule the unwashed masses.

Former Trump Adviser:  Biden's Early Priorities Uniting Country Against Him.  President Joe Biden's early priorities are uniting the country against him, an adviser to former President Donald Trump said Saturday [1/23/2021]. "Does any normal person right now in this country think the top priority is to make sure we don't deport criminal illegal aliens who've committed violent offenses against U.S. citizens?" Stephen Miller, who was for four years an adviser to Trump, said during an appearance on Fox News' "Watters World."  Miller also referenced Biden's executive orders canceling the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.  "Whose priorities are these?  They're the priorities of a narrow group of far-left special interests, who have jobs and wealth and security and who look down on everyday citizens who just want to live a better, safer, healthier life," Miller asserted.

1 in 5 Americans have confidence Biden can unite the country: poll.  Americans definitely aren't united on this question.  Just one in five Americans have "a great deal of confidence" in President Biden's ability to make good on his goal to unify the country, according to a new poll released Sunday [1/24/2021].  While 22 percent said Biden will unify the country, 24 percent remained highly skeptical, saying that they have no confidence "at all" that he will be able to do so, the ABC News/Ipsos poll found.  Thirty-five percent said they have a "good amount" of confidence Biden could unite the country and 19 percent said they had "not so much" confidence.

Katie Couric is 'ruled out' as permanent host of Jeopardy after asking Bill Maher 'how are we going to deprogram the cult of Trump?'.  Katie Couric recently sounded off on Donald Trump's impeachment and Twitter ban, before the one-term president left office.  And the acclaimed journalist is now facing backlash from the mostly 'conservative' audience of Jeopardy!, ahead of her guest hosting gig.  It came after she appeared on the first 2021 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher last week, where they discussed extremist beliefs in Congress, following the riot at the Capitol earlier this month.

Biden's Presidency of Disunity.  It is hypocritical for the Democrat party and their supporters pretend to care about the social cohesion of the United States.  Calls for unity are empty coming from a party that spent the last four years dividing people and will continue to do so for four more.  Radical education measures, especially pollution of United States history, and likely favors, for special interests await.

The Tech titans ignore incitement to violence against conservatives.  "Doxing" is defined as publishing on the internet private or identifying information about people with malicious intent.  People who are doxed have their lives destroyed.  Some are attacked so viciously they go into hiding.  It's therefore a dangerous incitement to violence that Don Winslow, a Russiagate conspiracy theorist, has released a video urging people to root out every single Trump supporter in America and target them for destruction.  Yet Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have allowed the video to remain, with the Twitter version having over 4 million views and getting retweeted over 28 thousand times.  The video (which I won't link but you can find [elsew]here) shows footage of Trump rallies and explains that all of the attendees are "domestic terrorists."  These domestic terrorists, he says, are hiding in plain sight.

Now We've Got Them Right Where We Want Them.  The ruling class has taken an election, but they've substantially weakened their position in doing so.  It's time to take stock of our relative positions and move on.  So, what is the left's position now?  They lost seats in Congress.  Even more significant, they lost power in state governments.  These are the same state bodies that are going to reapportion congressional districts this year.  They've exposed their true nature to all Americans.  Through their actions over the last year, they've revealed themselves to be petty, vindictive, dishonest autocrats.  It is not an attractive look.  They've also exposed all of their covert operators.  The media, tech oligarchs, and faceless bureaucrats have taken sides — and now we know it.  Much of their power came from secrecy, which they no longer have.  All of this was sacrificed to drag a demented, racist has-been across the finish line.  President Asterisk enters office in the weakest position of any president in recent history.  We're not at the dawn of the left's ascendancy.  They have peaked.  They're spent.  I'm sure they're not done fighting, but their strategic position is not something to envy.  It's doubtful they can retain power.

The Phantom Inauguration.  Phantom pain is pain that a person feels in a body part, usually a limb, that is no longer there.  That's kind of how yesterday's Presidential Inauguration felt.  The limb missing was the lack of supporters and even protestors at the event.  BOTH are part of American democracy, and both were totally restricted from the Capitol Mall.  The Inauguration is an American tradition, but regular Americans weren't allowed to be a part.  How wrong is that?  How difficult could it have been to pull off an event that allowed people with 28,000 National Guard troops in place to keep the peace?  Fireworks are great to see... in person.  On television, who cares?  But the paternalistic attitude of Biden, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging people to stay home and then if they didn't, locking them out anyway, is very much reflective of the events that lead up to the inaugural, and the approach of this current administration.  The political elites are back, and they're all over making sure you know who is in, and who is out.  Democracy from a distance seems to be the mandate of this bunch.

Biden Inauguration Day: America's Dark Winter Begins.  There's not much healing in our future when:
  •   Biden less than two weeks ago compared Donald Trump and Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
  •   A Democratic member of the House is obviously pleased that "that Congress is looking into creating an investigative commission to 'rein in' the media," meaning, of course, the few independent outlets that refuse to operate as the Democratic Party's marketing department.
  •   The inauguration will be infected by "a climate of fear and loathing" because the Democrats won't stop feeding the narrative that Trump and his supporters are deplorable insurrectionists.
  •   The bright lights of the media want to know "how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump," and are agitating for a "cleansing" of the Trump "movement."
  •   A political analyst from Democratic Party favorite MSNBC says "MAGA terrorists" — largely those on the right with whom he disagrees — are "much more dangerous" than Al Qaeda after 9-11, [...]
  •   And a cybersecurity expert insists "we're going to have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem," referring to a pair of cable outlets that are alternatives to the hard-left cheerleading regularly seen on the broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC, and others.

Causes of the Great Rejection by Commoners.  [Scroll down]  Isn't it obvious?  Our ruling class lords live by jabbing ordinary Commoners in the ribs.  Because racism.  Because sexism.  Because homophobia.  Our lords give meaning to their lives by vaunting over the Commoners, because bigots.  The idea that ordinary Commoners have the right to live their lives according to their lights, their religion and their guns, just doesn't register with our lords.  The very idea!  The wants, the needs, the dreams of ordinary Americans just do not register with our rulers. [...] Obviously, Commoners can't be allies:  too deplorable.  They can't be oppressed peoples:  too white.  So they must be white oppressors:  QED.

Former Facebook Executive Advocates for Reeducation and Deprogramming to Protect The U.S. Totalitarian State.  They are no longer hiding it any more.  The leftists are publicly demanding that government intervene using the same tactics deployed against ISIS propaganda to target wrong-think by conservative American citizens.  [Video clip]

Rep. Jamaal Bowman:  Time to 'stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism'.  Newly elected Rep. Jamaal Bowman said Monday [1/18/2021] that the U.S. Capitol riot provided Congress the opportunity to "stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism" and seriously address systemic racism in the country. [...] "This is a new baseline," he added.  "And now we have to deal with the issue of White nationalism seriously in police departments, but also throughout all of America's institutions."  Mr. Bowman suggested that White supremacy played a role in law enforcement's response to the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol, comparing it to the heavy-handed response to "peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters" over the summer.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

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GOP Committed Chemical Warfare by Not Wearing Masks Says Clueless Elected Official.  [Scroll down]  The Biden administration is going to make a feeble attempt of trying to bring the nation together and it will fail in spectacular fashion with comments like these being made. [...] The dirty li'l secret in Dem circles is that once the Orange Guy Bad boogeyman is off to Mar-a-Lago, the nincompoop radicals in the new Socialist Democrat Party will start to pressure Joe and Kamala to do every wacky thing that comes across their fertile li'l minds.  Biden, Inc. won't be able to stop them from raising Cain all over the media, being Don Lemon needs ratings, baby!  And what better way to do that than by allowing people to say their colleagues are committing chemical warfare by not wearing a mask?  I'm sure that this is just the opening salvo and some other crackpot theory that the raging left will bellow will be featured weekly and maybe even daily.


It's Breathtaking to Observe What's Going on in Our Country.  We got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now saying that she wants the social media companies to censor all conservative media.  We gotta clean up media by getting rid of conservative media.  We gotta clean up America by getting rid of conservatism, and she's asking that the media be the people responsible for making this all this all happen.  Which is not a surprise.  The media is no different than a Democrat, is no different than anywhere else you find a leftist. [...] Look at the record of achievement for Donald Trump in the first three years before the pandemic hit.  The economy alone, and they're destroying the guy, and they have to because they've got to destroy that legacy.  They've gotta destroy that record 'cause it's in direct contradiction to what the Democrats and Biden and all of them in the media are now promoting.

Frank Luntz Looks Visibly Disturbed When His Focus Group Proves People Still LOVE Trump.  Far-left political pollster Frank Luntz had his day ruined when he was forced to tell Fox News about the results from his latest focus group.  While Luntz was hoping that Trump supporters had jumped ship, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, Luntz's focus group found that more than 91% of Trump's supporters would vote for him again (we think that number is much higher).  In addition, Luntz said that 78% of Trump voters believe that the election was stolen (as they should).  "91% of those who voted for Donald Trump on Election Day would vote for him again.  This is a poll that was done on Monday [1/11/2021], just 48 hours ago," Luntz began with a depressed look on his face.

Why the Right will Neither Forgive nor Forget.  Why did so many thousands of individuals choose to take time off from work, spend considerable resources, and inconvenience themselves in order to visit the nation's capital Jan. 6 for what is usually an unremarkable process of certifying electoral votes?  First, we must understand that conservative voters have endured not just the last four years of insults, berating, and unreasonable and childlike behavior out of the Democrat-led House and the Democrat senators as well as many Republicans that failed to support and often worked against President Trump.  They suffered eight years of flagrant trampling of the Constitution, irresponsible and reckless leftist polices and regulations, scandals and abuse, insults and divisiveness from the Obama administration and liberals in the legacy media and social media.

AOC: Country will heal with the 'actual liberation of southern states' from GOP control.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Instagram on Tuesday night and suggested that the states in the south need to be "liberated."  During an over hour-long livestream about the Capitol Hill riots and the ongoing efforts to impeach President Trump, the progressive lawmaker reiterated her call for GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to resign or be ousted by Democratic challengers for leading the opposition in the certification of President-elect Biden's victory.  She then pointed to "multi-racial" and "multi-cultural" grassroots organization in Georgia that led to Democrats taking control of the Senate as a sign that "southern states are not red states, they are suppressed states."

Tucker Carlson's frightening summation of what's happening in America.  [Scroll down]  PayPal suspended the account of a group that paid for Trump supporters to travel to Washington.  Rocker Ariel Pink's record label dropped him for attending the rally.  A flight attendant's union has demanded that all "insurrectionists" may no longer travel commercially anywhere in the United States.  And what's an "insurrectionist?"  According to a letter from congressional Democrats, "it is anyone who sympathizes with what happened on Wednesday."  Everyone should be afraid of this definition and its consequences.  People should push back but corporate America is piling on, instead.  People who control our money, health, and ability to travel are nailing anyone who questions the election.  Democrats are now trying to eject all congresspeople who asked to have an audit of the election.  Tucker points out that, beginning in 2000, Democrats routinely objected to Electoral College certifications, except that it wasn't "insurrection" then.

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Allow me to remind you of the definition of insurrection prior to last week:  It applies to the majority of the incidents described on this page.

Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981.
Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981, page 738.

Book Burners 2.0: Clinton-Tied Groups Push Joe Biden to Kill Free Speech.  Left-wing organizations are plotting to suppress dissent.  A coalition of extremely well-funded radical groups, many with direct ties to the Clintons, have signed an open letter to Joe Biden requesting that he host a range of federal government "solutions" to the problem of "disinformation."  From questions about the coronavirus vaccine to "climate denialism" to "lies about abortion," and more, these leftist groups are tapping into their well-known tyrannical tendency to squash dissent.  If readers have not yet caught on, "disinformation" is a dog whistle for speech that challenges left-wing orthodoxy.  By seeking to silence opposition, the leftist organizations are following in the footsteps of book-burners from the Nazis in Germany to Mao's Red Guards.

I refuse to remain silent.  [Thread reader] I haven't changed.  The Democrat Party has changed.  It's become a toxic combination of radical leftists and liberal elites (many in San Francisco and Hollywood) that have taken over my former Party.  Grandstanding Democrats and well-paid talking heads on TV don't seem to understand how many Americans feel left behind and ignored by their "leaders" in Washington.  They've hijacked the civil rights movement for money and corrupt political gain.  Instead of focusing on the real divisions dragging Americans down, we are fed a false narrative based on race-baiting, identity politics and widespread propaganda fed to the masses. [...] Today's Democrat Party embraces identity politics and victimhood.  I refuse to judge a man or woman by their skin color and I refuse to accept victimhood as my destiny.  Leaders of today's Democrat Party are more interested in cozying up to the coastal liberal elites than they are interested in representing America's hardworking men and women who want to provide for their families, make their communities better and live fulfilling lives.

Our only option is a steady Civil Rights movement to make it illegal, step by step, to do this to us.  [Thread reader] Every person on the left believes they just survived the parallel to the rise of Nazism in Germany and they defeated it.  They stopped it.  They believe all Republicans are 1950's white racists.  They feel empowered to live out their Civil Rights warrior fantasies.  They imagine themselves toppling Jim Crow and the Confederacy and the Nazi army in one swoop and every powerful authority is on their side. [...] They think we are the people in old 1950's photos angrily shouting at black school children.  We are not people to them.  We are symbols of what they feel morally driven to remove from the world.  The most powerful people who influence technology see us the same way.

Just What Were You Expecting?  [Scroll down]  What did you think would happen when you impeached, under false pretenses, a President who was the choice of close to half of America?  What did you think would happen when you spent each and every day denigrating 73 million Trump supporters, calling them "bitter clingers," "deplorables," who live in "flyover country," who go to work, pay their taxes and just want to be left alone?

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announces he's joining Republican Party.  Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday [1/6/2021] that he will be joining the Republican Party.  Jones, a former Democrat representing the 91st District in Lithonia, Ga., said in a post on Twitter:  "Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.  I know how to fight."  Jones caused a stir last year when he decided to resign from his position in the state's House of Representatives and commit to campaigning on behalf of President Trump, even speaking at the Republican Nationals Convention in August.  He later flip-flopped on his decision to step down, saying he would not kowtow to Democrats, but said he was not interested in changing parties.  Jones did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on what swayed him to change his mind.

I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  As an American who reveres our country, our founding, and our Constitution, I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  His beliefs, as declared over the course of decades, about this country, race, Israel, and a host of other issues are frightening. [...] Furthermore, as Democrats and the media, as well as a sizeable number of GOP officials in Washington and their pundits and media, condemn the president for fighting to the bitter end over serious election abuses — the worst of which are the constitutional violations in key battleground states strategically instituted by the Democrat Party and Biden campaign — precious little is said about the declared intention of the Democrat Party to gut the independence of the Supreme Court by packing it with leftwing ideologues, destroying the Senate by packing it with new Democrat senators from Puerto Rico and DC, killing the filibuster rule to ensure that all and any laws the Democrat wish to pass will come to pass, and destroying the electoral college.  If carried through, this will be the greatest attack on our Constitution and our republican system since the Civil War — when the Democrat Party led the Confederacy.  The media, of course, are all in with this.

Why I Am Joining The Jan. 6 DC March For Trump.  I am angry.  It's not a passing emotion brought on by a single circumstance.  This anger is a deep, painful, abiding anger created by a mix of frustration, despair, hopelessness, and injustice. [...] I'm angry because I've been playing by the "rules":  paying my taxes, being civil and tolerant of my neighbor, accepting without protest the election of past presidents I didn't support, and never threatening physical violence, using name-calling, canceling careers, using government goons to unlawfully spy to invent reasons for impeachment, or using media to misreport, misrepresent or otherwise create dissension and anger.  Yet the other side has carte blanche to do all this and more without condemnation, conviction, or retribution of any kind.

A Time For Choosing:  A Test For Our Souls.  There has been a force quietly at work in our country, in plain sight, that has gradually taken over ideological control of most of our institutions, businesses, media, and even our culture.  This force is Marxism and communism.  For those who have been following this story, there is no surprise here.  For those who have never heard of this, it sounds far-fetched and unbelievable.  This decades-long communist subversion of our nation came to a head in the 2020 election.  While before our major political parties didn't differ that much on a fundamental level, gradually one of the parties was subverted by communist groups.  During past elections, both parties would wave the American flag and sing the national anthem, but now one side genuinely believes America is a fundamentally flawed nation.  Over the summer, Marxist groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), which was founded by self-proclaimed Marxists who have hijacked genuine concerns over racism for political purposes, and the far-left Antifa group, were behind riots and violence.  These groups have direct ties to communist groups connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Why the Left Always Wins.  [Scroll down]  Deconstructivism is simpler to learn, easier to embrace, and tons more fun to practice than patriotic sacrifice.  The leftist has only to dilate on racism to other smug communitarians, COVID air-hug in delusional moral superiority, and his work is done.  Furthermore, the streets have been filled with kids looting stores, beating people up, even killing people, and the police don't care.  So much fun!  The alternative is a conviction to stand for God-given liberty, respect the law, bear arms, and from time to time refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots.  Who's buying that — especially when your professor tells you people who believe that stuff are deplorable racists.

House Democrat's opening prayer ends with 'amen and a-woman'.  The 117th Congress kicked off with a fresh controversy Sunday [1/3/2021] when the Democrat delivering the opening prayer concluded by saying "amen," and then added "a-woman."  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, ended his prayer "in the name of the monotheistic god," then added what sounded like "Brahma," before finishing with "and god known by many names by many different faiths.  Amen and a-woman."  Critics, led by Republican lawmakers, were quick to point out that "amen" means "so be it," and does not refer to the male gender, while "a-woman" doesn't mean anything.

Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as 'Father, Mother, Son, Daughter'.  Leaders in the House of Representatives announced on Friday a rules package for the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use "gender-inclusive language" and eliminate gendered terms such as "'father, mother, son, daughter," and more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that the rules package includes changes that would "honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral."  A separate announcement from McGovern (pdf) said that the Democratic rules package will make "Changes [to] pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families — including those who are nonbinary."

House of Representatives rules may be stripped of all gender references.  Proposed changes to the rules of the House of Representatives would "honor all gender identities" by eliminating such specific terms as mother and father, son and daughter, and aunt and uncle.  Instead, only gender-neutral terms such as "parent," "child," "sibling" and "parent's sibling" would be allowed in the text of the House rules, according to the proposed changes.  The proposed changes — which also include the establishment of a House "Office of Diversity and Inclusion" — will be voted on after the House convenes Sunday for the new 117th Congress.  Another rules change would prevent Republicans from amending a bill at the last minute, the Washington Examiner reported.

Nancy Pelosi Bans 'Gender' Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain "future-focused" proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as "father, mother, son, and daughter."  "This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history," said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.

How to Steal an Election in Four Steps.  Note the scope of what has happened.  When government agencies fake the lethality of a disease, isolate people, impose lockdowns, and try to cause a recession, when they deceive via unconstitutional laws, fake polls, mail-in-voting, and rigged software, when the fraud enlists the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and CIA, high-level plants within other agencies, state governors & attorneys general, the broadcast media, & social media — all to take down one man because he's the choice of the people — that's not "voter fraud."  It's an organized coup.  Are the Democrats that you know capable of this?  Could Pelosi, AOC, Swalwell and the rest pull this off?  Or are just politically-aligned order-takers, like our media and social media, from, likely, Soros and China, a pair that often work together because they share a common enemy?  Today's Democrats are controlled by far-left Alinskyites who produce tension & chaos, then blame capitalism, racism, & Trump.  Look what they did to us this year.  How many Americans did they isolate to sell the virus lie?  How much depression and loss of income did they cause?  How many breakups and divorces?  How many elderly people had to die alone to serve the Left's narrative?  They even suppressed the effective covid drug hydroxychloroquine for months — they kept medicine from people who needed it — solely because President Trump had said the drug was effective and they could not allow Trump to seem to be right about anything.  As noted, they suppressed the vaccine as well.  The party is no longer a political opponent; it is a US enemy and the most retrograde force in America.

The 2020 List of the 10 Worst Mayors in the Nation.  In celebration of a 2020 that desperately needs to come to an end, here is a list of the Top 10 Worst Mayors in the nation.  These mayors most definitely use Orwell's 1984 as their policies and procedures manual, if not their Bible.  It comes as no surprise that all 10 of the mayors on the list are Democrat (something about that political party), and that five of the 10 are mayors of West Coast cities (something about the Pacific Ocean).  Several of the mayors have overseen a mass exodus of people from their cities, and even their state in a 10-month period.  But most of all, every one of these mayors stand out as abject failures of governance, with constituents that literally despise them.

You're It.  The idea of Donald Trump as a cult figure is being used to defame and dismiss a patriot's sense of duty to the republic.  It's just another communist plot to keep those patriots on the sidelines while they continue their all-out assault on the republic through corrupt government practices, including the election. [...] Now, the Democrats have more aggressive tools at their disposal like BLM and Antifa and they have used them.  They have engaged in anti-white propaganda and racism in order to brand any patriot as a racist or fascist.  One can always count on the communists to accuse one of what they are themselves.  None of this is new.  It's the communist playbook by the numbers and they operate by it with no sense of self-awareness or blushing awkwardness.  Communists hammer the opposition and count on sympathizers in the press to carry their message, when that isn't enough, they send their brownshirts (Antifa) in to break some legs and set fires.  Members of their militant wing are never arrested, or, if so, quickly released.  I wonder how many Antifa and BLM were counting votes for the Democrats.  So, why is this any different from the Tea Party?  Why would the communists ever think that they could not do with today's patriot what they did to them?  The communists know they will get support from MSM and the weaklings in the Republican Party, because their success with the Tea Party has enabled all other excesses of government.

Ossoff, Warnock bankrolled by donors in New York and California.  The record-shattering fundraising hauls made by Georgia Democratic Senate hopefuls Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are being driven by out-of-state donors in liberal cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, campaign filings show.  As Democrats try to claw back control of the Senate in enormously consequential run-off races on Jan. 5, Ossoff, an investigative journalist, and Warnock, a senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, each raised a stunning $100 million in the last two months, becoming the best-funded Senate candidates in history.  But 95 percent of that money is coming from outside of the Peach State, records show.

GA Dems Sound Alarm in Senate Race:  Running Out of Cash.  Imagine how fast they'd spend your money.  The two Democratic candidates for Senate in Georgia's Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections have raised more than $100 million each in the past two months, but their campaign managers were appealing on Monday [12/28/2020] for even more money — with a dire warning for liberals if it doesn't come through, according to NBC News.  That should be a dire warning for the rest of America of what could happen if they win.  According to NBC, the campaign managers for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock sent a memo to potential donors "sounding the alarm" about the current state of the financial race.

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The Democrat donors probably aren't very excited about "Reverend" Warnock, who carries more baggage than a Greyhound bus, and would surely be a national embarrassment if elected to the Senate.

November 2020: The Good Points.  [Scroll down]  Traditional Democrats have no home in the new Progressive Party.  "Old line" Democrats were good people, real Americans.  JFK, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, even a Tip O'Neill.  You could disagree with them about the percentage of the top tax bracket or whether we needed yet another Federal bureau, but there would never be any question about whether they'd root for America in the Olympics or felt that Columbus Day was a real holiday.  They appreciated America's history and inherent goodness.  This is not today's Harris Progressive.  Joe the Plumber — an old-line Democrat — languishes in political no-man's land today.  He works hard, doesn't ask for a handout, maybe belongs to a union, wants to be left alone and wouldn't mind some Federal student aid so his kids could go to State U. Not a free ride, just some aid.  He voted for Trump and will every time.

Facebook Censors Ad Highlighting Raphael Warnock's Praise of Jeremiah Wright.  Facebook has censored an ad drawing attention to Democrat senate candidate Raphael Warnock's praise for far-left hate-preacher Jeremiah Wright, [...] The ad was bought by American Crossroads, a nonprofit linked to Karl Rove.  It highlights Warnock's praise for Wright, but was taken down by Facebook after it was "fact-checked" by Lead Stories, one of Facebook's approved third-party fact-checkers.  Lead Stories claims the ad "leaves out context," because it implies he was "communicating the same sentiment" as Wright.  But Lead Stories also admits that Warnock referred to Wright as a "preacher and a prophet."

More about Jeremiah Wright and the TUCC.

Keep calm, and keep drilling for oil and gas.  They claim to be science-based, but anti-fossil fuel campaigners are, at heart, ignorant and unserious.  To understand how, just witness the recent spectacle put on by The North Face, the clothing company known for its puffy jackets.  Perhaps inspired by the Summer of Wokeness, the outfitter decided it would make a statement on the issue of climate change.  With yet another tiresome act of vain virtue-signaling, The North Face snubbed one of its existing corporate customers, refusing for the first time to produce jackets bearing the company logo.  The reason?  Because this West Texas company is in the business of petroleum production.  Ah, but wait a minute — what are North Face jackets made of?  Surely, if you haven't guessed it already, you will not be surprised when you hear that they (like two-thirds of all clothing sold today) are made from petroleum products.  Thus, the geniuses in management at The North Face are effectively boycotting their own suppliers.  Brilliant.

Left Wing media Anchor, Katie Couric, Openly Says Trump Supporters need to be 'Deprogrammed'.  Former co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show Katie Couric ripped the Republicans in Congress who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump and certifying the 2020 presidential election results.  "And the question is:  How are we going to really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?" Couric said during an appearance Friday night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."  [Video clip]

Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Declares Troops Protecting the Inaugaration are Racist White Nationalists because they don't vote Democrat.  Rep Cohen on his concerns w/ the National Guard securing the Inauguration:  "The [National] Guard is 90 some-odd percent male; and only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden ... there are probably not more than 25% of the people there protecting us that voted for Biden[.]"  [Video clip]

House Minority Leaders Caught On Call Urging House Reps to Kill Trump's $2000 Check Demand.  First no response from the Republicans on the most obvious and corrupt election in world history and now Congressional Republicans want to stop the President's wishes for providing more in COVID payments to the people.  Joe Biden manufactured 20 million or more votes in the 2020 election in November to steal the race away from record setter President Trump and the Republicans in the House and Senate say nothing.  Now this same group wants to prevent Americans from receiving more than $600 in payments in a COVID package?  These individuals are not for the people.

The American Left Has Now Fully Embraced Racism.  There is no issue more important to the future and soul of our nation right now than the leftist bigotry threatening the very concept of what it means to be an American.  On the medical side, Dr. Harald Schmidt, a supposed expert on ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told the New York Times that essential workers, not the elderly, should be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines.  His reason?  "Older populations are whiter," he told the publication.  "Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer.  Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit."  To be clear, the term "level the playing field" here means allowing people to die because of the color of their skin.  What's amazing about this is that just months ago to even question the efficacy of lockdowns meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 was met with accusations that one was killing grandma.  Now, it doesn't matter because grandma is probably white.

Dem doc: re-educate Trump voters, purge social conservatives from government.  Congressional Democrats back "Secular America," a group that has sent a 28-page document to the Biden transition team advising him to strip First Amendment rights from Christians who advocate traditional biblical positions on the sanctity of life, marriage, education, and the nuclear family, Harbinger's Daily reports.  The letter was titled, "Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House:  Prepared exclusively by Secular Democrats of America PAC for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Transition Team."  The document, presented by Reps Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and endorsed by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., states that an incoming Biden administration must "educate the American public," particularly those identified as the "religious right," on the need to keep their "religious dogma" to themselves.  The document calls for a purge of social conservatives from all levels of government, labeling them as "white nationalist" and "conspiracy theorists."

8,000+ Nursing Home Residents and 49 Criminals Died in Pennsylvania.  Guess Which Group Democrats Care About.  One of the most important and least discussed coronavirus subjects in this election was the decision by Democrat governors to infect huge numbers of nursing home residents by forcing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.  Governor Wolf in Pennsylvania and his health expert, Richard 'Rachel' Levine, were one of the worst offenders. [...] Let's compare and contrast.  8,047 nursing home residents dead isn't a crisis.  But 49 criminals dead is a death sentence.  These are Democrat priorities.  Free the criminals and kill the elderly.

Warnock's baggage at risk of weighing down Ossoff in other Georgia Senate race.  Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff's losing electoral record has an advantage:  The filmmaker's been vetted.  The same can't be said of fellow Democratic Senate contender, Rev. Raphael Warnock.  Ossoff and Warnock's Jan. 5 runoffs will decide Senate control in the next Congress.  If both of them win, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be able to break any 50-50 ties in the chamber.  Given Senate Republicans' current two-seat edge, it seems commonsense that Ossoff and Warnock campaign together.  The problem?  Ossoff, who was bested in another high-profile race in 2017, is at risk of being sandbagged by political dirt that's being heaped on Warnock.

GA Law Enforcement Officials Say Warnock, Ossoff Will Undermine Police.  Top Georgia law enforcement officials and groups are expressing "serious concern" with Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock's Senate bids, claiming that the pair of Democrats will push to defund police and hinder officers' ability to serve.  Ossoff and Warnock have faced criticism over a number of anti-police comments.  Ossoff in June expressed the need to hold "entire departments accountable," arguing that police funding "has to be ... on the line" if officers violate his proposed use-of-force rules.  And in a series of 2015 sermons, Warnock accused police of operating with a "gangster and thug" mentality, adding that he was not surprised to see officers act like "bullies."  Georgia Fraternal Order of Police secretary Steven Gaynor told the Washington Free Beacon that the Senate hopefuls have done little to reassure law enforcement of their support.

Ossoff Campaign Staffer Donated to Bail Out Minneapolis Rioters.  A member of Jon Ossoff's communications team donated money to a Minneapolis group that bailed out violent criminals and championed the "Defund the Police" movement.  Ossoff campaign deputy press secretary Rhyan Lake in May donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), which posts bail for violent criminals and gained national prominence during riots following the death of George Floyd.  The nonprofit pledged to "support those protesting George Floyd's murder and generations of police violence" — it spent funds to bail out individuals charged with crimes including sexual assault and murder, and at least one who was accused of attempted murder of a police officer.

Rep. Tlaib:  Allah Has Given Us the Opportunity 'To Show The Power of Muslims in Georgia'.  Muslim leaders, including Reps.  Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), expressed the hope and expectation on Sunday [12/13/2020] that Muslim voters would be a deciding factor in the pivotal Senate runoff election in the state of Georgia early next month.  The early voting period begins on Monday.  Participating in an online "vote-a-thon" co-hosted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Tlaib said:  "I hope that you realize just the opportunity here that Allah has given us to show the power of Muslims in Georgia."

Our political opponents are vicious, but they're also crazy.  Leftists live in a world of racial hatred, gender confusion, white self-loathing, religious loathing, American loathing, anti-Christian and anti-Semitic feelings, misogyny, misandry, homophobia, transphobia, and so much more.  Everything is defined by hatred for others.  It's impossible to live in a world imbued with hate and still be happy.  These -isms and -phobias get pushed onto young people in public schools and in institutions of higher leftist learning.  Many of these people, when they leave college or university, continue to bathe in this fetid broth of self-loathing and paranoia.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Called Israel An 'Apartheid' State Occupying Palestine.  Democratic Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock decried Israel as an "apartheid" state during a Palm Sunday sermon in 2015, railing against Israel's "occupation."  Warnock aimed his fire directly at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opposition to a two-state solution in the Middle East, calling it "tantamount to saying occupation today, occupation tomorrow, occupation forever."  The phrase echoes the words of segregationist George Wallace who called for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever."

A Message to Texas Democrat Terry Meza Who Doesn't Understand Home Defense or Texas for That Matter.  Telling a Texan to put down his guns in his own home when someone breaks into it is like telling a fish not to swim.  It's impossible for him to do.  Yet that's exactly what Texas State Representative Terry Meza is attempting to do, as she's introduced HB196 which would effectively prevent Texans from defending themselves in their own home until every other option has been exhausted.

Cuomo Given Award Named For Another Democrat Leader Who Killed And Got Away With It.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received another award for his mishandling of COVID-19 in his state, which included making courageous decisions like keeping schools closed despite the science and directing positive COVID-19 patients into nursing homes, leading to thousands of preventable deaths.  Cuomo announced on Twitter Wednesday he would receive the Edward M. Kennedy Award for Inspired Leadership.  "I learned about humanity, leadership and putting people first from the great Senator Ted Kennedy," he tweeted.

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Yeah, putting people first.  Unfortunately, Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Says He Didn't Praise Murderous Dictator Fidel Castro.  Here's Video Of Him Doing It.  Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock praised communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castor, who is responsible for tens of thousands of brutal state murders, in a sermon in 2016[,] days after the dictator passed away.  A recently resurfaced video from 2016 shows Warnock behind his church's podium, giving a eulogy for the authoritarian to his congregation.  "We pray for the people of Cuba in this moment.  We remember Fidel Castro, whose legacy is complex.  Don't let anyone tell you a simple story; life usually isn't very simple.  His legacy is complex, kind of like America's legacy is complex," Warnock said.  [Video clip]

Durbin Admits:  Democrats Weaponized Wuhan Coronavirus Relief.  More than 100,000 businesses across the country have permanently shut their doors as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.  Over the past nine months, Republicans and President Trump have repeatedly offered Democrats trillion dollar relief deals.  They were all rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in the Senate.  We knew this was for political reasons, after all, to them power comes before anything else, but we now have additional proof that they were playing games in an election year.

Democrats and their media enablers, the fancy-pants, hoity-toity party of grifters.  How to identify and characterize a Democrat?  They consider themselves to be so very much smarter than any Trump supporter.  To them, Trump supporters are morons, cultists, idiot rednecks.  They, on the other hand, are veritable oracles of wisdom.  They know so much more than we do.  Their candidates are so much more qualified to hold elective office.  Consider the lofty braininess of AOC, Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.  No Republican can possibly compare to those wise scholars of exactly... wait for it, exactly nothing, save their vicious anti-Semitism.  The squad is hardly alone in their infinite confidence in their own superiority.  How about Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff?  The mainstream media is chock full of such self-appointed luminaries:  Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd, Brian Stelter, Jim Acosta, Chris Wallace, Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, et. al. to name a few.  Thomas Friedman of the NYT vividly comes to mind.  He long ago called Trump supporters cultists.

Seattle is about to go unthinkably left as liberal mayor announces she won't seek reelection.  Seattle's first-term Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Monday that she won't seek reelection.  This almost ensures the unthinkable:  Seattle will drift even further to the left.  The news didn't come to me as a shock.  I have been hearing rumors for the last couple weeks that Durkan was reconsidering reelection after being rendered powerless by a City Council that repeatedly stands in her way.  After the last Council election, she was left with a majority of members who would never be her political allies.  At the same time, the mayor faced daily political pressure from the city's most vocal and fringe activists, pressuring her to adopt their dangerous plans, including defunding the police.  She attempted to curry their favor, allowing the notorious "Summer of Love" to continue with the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ).

Kelly Loeffler Asks Radical Raphael Warnock to Denounce Marxism, His Answer Tells You Everything.  During the Georgia Senate debate on Sunday night [12/6/2020], Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) nailed her far-left Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock with a lot of his questionable past and radical positions in a variety of questions.  Loeffler asked Warnock about his frequent praise for Marxism and the redistribution of income, and she asked him to denounce Marxism and socialism.  He previously had worked for a church which invited Fidel Castro to the church and praised him.  While he claimed to believe in the free enterprise system, he dodged denouncing the troubling ideologies.  How far left are you when you can't condemn it?  When you can't call out the evil it's done?  [Video clip]

Joe Biden:  Unity, Fraud, and Power.  This appears to be the most far-left presidential administration, if in fact it is inaugurated into existence on Jan. 20 of next year, in American history, and no one really believes the man putatively elected to lead it actually controls it at all.  And yet the country, which fairly decisively moved to the right — in legislative and other state-level races, in the House where Republicans captured more than a dozen seats, and in the Senate where only something untoward would have to happen in the Georgia runoffs for Republicans not to hold a majority despite having to defend 23 of 36 seats — is asked to unify behind it?

Georgia On My Mind.  In its not-too-distant past, the Democratic Party had two wings.  It was strongly anti-Communist, nationalistic, and many of its members were people of committed religious faith.  JFK believed in the creed of "American Exceptionalism" as much as Ronald Reagan.  Today's Democratic Party still has some old-style pro-union liberals who salivate over the prospect of expanding entitlements but what it doesn't have any longer is a conservative wing.  If it can be said to still have two wings at all they are a socialist wing and a socialist-lite wing.  Some of their leaders like Bernie Sanders, would openly nationalize our economy under direct government control and others like Elizabeth Warren, who would allow capitalists to create the wealth and then rob them of it.  This is why the runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in the state of Georgia are of supreme importance.  The disaster of electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would be the absence of a conservative brake on the runaway train of left-wing policies.

The Hijacking of the 2020 Election and the Hate America Strategy.  There is a consensus that American society in 2020 is more polarized than at any point in the nation's history.  If Joe Biden is inaugurated as President thanks to an irrefutably fraudulent and choreographed election, then this polarization is irreversible and will ultimately lead to a permanent fracturing of the country as the central government will be deriving its power from usurpation and not from the consent of the governed.  The sixty-year crusade of the American left and its Hate America Strategy, conceived to facilitate the ultimate transformation of the nation, will have succeeded in ways they never could have imagined.

How Liberals Can Destroy Football with COVID, and Why They'd Want To.  Football has always been reviled by the left.  It is quintessentially American:  invented in this country; played by high-testosterone, masculine men; and operating almost entirely as a super-competitive meritocracy — i.e., the test of whether someone gets to play in the NFL is whether he can play, and play better than the other guy.  In the NFL in 2020, there's no time to humor racism or any other "ism" in fielding a winning team; there's only the all-defining imperative priority to put the best players on the field and "coach 'em up" to play the game well.  All of those attributes of the sport are precisely why it has been so popular in America; it has been aligned with American cultural norms and preferences for decades.  The sport's popularity is in fact proof that America as a whole is not racist — systemically or otherwise.  Americans don't root for their team or watch the NFL in huge numbers based on a team's compliance with racial hiring quotas; they root and watch because they appreciate the best playing the best using talents that most of us don't have, and deciding on a level playing field who wins a competitive game and who loses.

When the Ruling Class Needs to Steal Elections.  I think that the "oppressed peoples, allies, white oppressors" political formula is a cruelly exclusive doctrine that cuts out the great middle of America.  No ruling class with half a brain would go for a political formula like that.

The Ideology Now Running the Democratic Party Looks Like a Classic Cult.  Apart from deliberate projection, which is regularly used as a political tactic as per Saul Alinsky, there is the more classic and unconscious projection that happens among true believers of the same ilk.  Take a look at what happens when one of those believers is caught telling the truth about what he'd like to do to Trump voters:  DNC member David Atkins openly suggesting that 75 million Americans need to be "deprogrammed."  While Atkins wonders how anyone could be a Trump supporter, many of us wonder how a leftist who may have been initially attracted to feel-good ideas like "tolerance" and "diversity" could publicly advocate forceful "deprogramming" of 75 million of his fellow citizens (in refugee camps? concentration camps?) for the sin of disagreeing with him about a political candidate.  How does that happen?

Democrats Must Regret Messing with Texas.  Texas was won by Republican Presidential incumbent Donald Trump by 52% to 46%.  Trump won by more than 600,000 votes among almost 12 million votes cast.  Democrats spent incredible sums of money trying to turn the state legislative chambers of Texas blue and failed miserably.  Democrats targeted 22 races in hopes of turning at least nine to their side and flipping the chamber.  They got zero.  Wendy Davis also lost her congressional race despite being the Democrat standard bearer at one time for the governor's race.  The most shocking Democrat loss was Zapata County — just north of the Rio Grande Valley along the border — by 6 points, 53% Trump to 47% for Biden.  The county is 94% Hispanic.

The ungrateful left launches a war on Thanksgiving.  There has been a lot of talk among campus progressives in recent years about the need to "decolonize" Thanksgiving.  For example, the University of Oregon held an event titled "Thanks, But No Thanks-giving," the description of which read in part:  "Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe." [...] The Huffington Post recently suggested that Thanksgiving be cancelled due to its large carbon footprint.  Ironically, the coddled and entitled, like many students and professors on college campuses, are often the least grateful.  Those who seem to have everything are often the least thankful.  Rich, spoiled Hollywood types foam at the mouth (when they're not stuffing it with caviar and expensive champagne), railing against Trump and his supporters and/or a laundry list of supposed "systemic" injustices inherent to the country that has allowed them to get rich pretending to be someone they're not.  Meanwhile, those in "flyover country" with comparatively little are often deeply thankful for what they do have, and grateful to be living in the United States of America.

Joe Biden urges nation to 'forgo family traditions' on Thanksgiving.  President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday [11/25/2020] called on Americans not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving, saying it was a "patriotic duty" to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Biden said during an at times campaign-like speech in Wilmington, Del., that he and his family were setting an example by not celebrating the holiday as a large group.

The Difficult Way Forward.  Republicans are still playing the old politics about governmental efficiency and improving the American people's lives.  The Democrats are trying to destroy America and assume unlimited power over the American people.  Republicans do everything within the confines of the Constitution and law.  The Democrats are lawless and recognize no standard or precedent.  We should not persist in thinking of today's Democrats as the American political party of old:  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Harry Truman, [JFK], etc.  It is a radical atheist revolutionary party, more akin to the Nazi Party of Germany or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union than the Republican Party of today.  The Democrats are utterly corrupt, power mad, and pitiless.  They are trying to destroy the institutions of its country and replace them with totalitarianism.  They do not wish to serve the American people, for whom they have nothing but contempt; they wish to enslave us.  We have to stop thinking that what we are experiencing today is still normal politics.  This is a war against evil and for national survival, nothing less.

Fighting Words.  Democrats are not democrats; they are totalitarians.  They have declared war on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Electoral College, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the election system, and the idea of civil order.  They have called for the Republican President of the United States to be de-platformed and jailed.  Their obvious goal is a one-party state that criminalizes dissent.  To them, support for such basic necessities as borders and law enforcement are racist.  If you oppose their efforts to legalize infanticide, they will condemn you as enemies of women, and if you make videos of their confessions to selling body parts of murdered infants, they will — like Kamala Harris — throw you in jail.  Progressives are not progressive; they are reactionaries.  They are out to abolish liberal value systems and create a status hierarchy where race, gender, and sexual orientation define and confine you to an unalterable place in their new social order.  If you are white or male or heterosexual or religious — Justice Kavanaugh was all four — you are guilty before the fact.

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997.
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997, page 92.

"Burn It Down".  American cities are entering a period of chaos.  Protests and riots have dominated headlines, but beneath the surface, activists are launching an unprecedented campaign to overthrow the traditional justice system and replace it with a new model based on a radical conception of social justice.  In Seattle, where this campaign may be most advanced, activists have crafted a narrative about police brutality, mass incarceration, and punitive justice that leads to a natural sequence of solutions:  "abolish the police," "divest from prisons," and "defund the courts."  Over the past three decades, the city's radical-progressives have seized control of municipal government — with the notable exception of the criminal-justice system, which they see as the final obstacle to total control.  If they can dismantle it, activists believe, they can bring about their transformation of society.

New York Magazine Art Critic Seems to Advocate Genocide of Republicans.  As Townhall colleague Kurt Schlichter has been known to say, never forget they, that is the left, want you dead.  This is not hyperbole; it is becoming clearer by the day that the desire to consign roughly half of the nation to reeducation camps or mass graves is so prevalent on the left that when they do, as they say, "say the quiet part out loud," no one on the left is shocked.  There are no calls for toning down rhetoric or disavowals of the proposals.  Just a couple of days ago, a prominent California Democrat said that Republicans needed to undergo "deprogramming."  Presumably, this was to make us think, against all evidence, that socialism is a viable economic theory, that same-sex marriage is normal, and that giving little kids life-altering drugs and surgery to change their sex is good parenting.

Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock Is Not Being Opposed Because of His Faith but Because He Is Anti-American and Has Bad Ideas.  In Georgia, the Democrats are running scared.  While they seem to have successfully stolen the presidential election thanks to the fecklessness of the Republican secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, who abjectly failed at virtually any part of his job that concerned election security, the GOP seems well-positioned for the coming runoff/special election.  David Perdue is about 100,000 votes ahead of Jon Ossoff.  The electorate is fired up. [...] [Kelly] Loeffler is something of an unknown.  She had a bruising primary that a real political party would never have let take place and which may have damaged her standing with supporters of her opponent.  And she has a telegenic, if somewhat smarmy, opponent in the Reverend Raphael Warnock.  Because of this race's visibility, Warnock is getting a good look in the bright sunlight and what is being seen is not very flattering.  [Video clip]

Biden to 'Racist' Trump Voters: 'Let's Heal'.  After four years of attacking President Donald Trump as "illegitimate," "fascist," "Nazi," "tyrant," "dictator," "racist," "anti-Semitic," "Russian stooge," "traitor," "grifter," "xenophobe," "sexist," "homophobe," "ignorant," "fat" and "lazy," Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive president-elect, now says, "Let's heal." [...] Well, that's lovely.  But please forgive Trump supporters for not being in a mood to "heal." How bogus was the Trump-Russia collusion investigation that consumed most of the Trump presidency?  Neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris bothered to mention it during the campaign.  Ditto for Trump's impeachment.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Director James Comey now admit that, knowing then what they know now, they would not have signed off on FISA warrants that were crucial to the investigation.

Georgia Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock, Continues To Spew Hateful Bigoted Comments.  The list of Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock's hateful, racist comments continues to grow[.] [...] For those keeping score:
  •   Warnock defended anti-Semite and anti-American pastor Jeremiah Wright and praised Marxism.
  •   Warnock's mentor called for the "destruction of everything white" and argued white Christians are "satanic."
  •   Warnock signed a letter comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa.
  •   Warnick claimed that "Americans Must 'Repent' for Backing Trump and 'Worship of Whiteness.'
  •   Warnock called police officers "gangsters and thugs" and "bullies."
  •   Warnock cozied up to Fidel Castro in 1995.
  •   Earlier this year, Warnock was accused by his wife of running over her foot with his car after they got into an argument.
  •   In 2002, Warnock was accused of hindering a police investigation into child abuse.
  •   Warnock criticized the Second Amendment during sermons.
  •   He's also an Anti-Semite.  Just ask former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikand:  [Video clip]

Ilhan Omar Tries to Explain Bible Scripture to Marco Rubio to Defend Raphael Warnock, It Doesn't Go Well.  [Scroll down]  One such comment that excited negative attention was [Rev. Raphael] Warnock saying during a sermon that "You cannot serve the military and God," as we reported earlier.  It's a comment that's not likely to go over well in Georgia which has a lot of military installations including military who like to think they serve both God and their country. [...] But of course that isn't scripture, nowhere does it say "You cannot serve God and the military."  Nor does it say "You cannot serve God and dmoney."  What the heck is "dmoney?"  The exact quote is "mammon" meaning riches or wealth.  Not the military.  So what are the GOP lying about, Rep. Omar?  They're quoting something wrong and disgusting that Warnock said.  That's not lying, that's correctly calling him out.  What she doesn't like is she knows it's an attack that's going to stick.  It also tells us something about Warnock that Omar is willing to go to bat for him.  That's not helpful for him in Georgia which isn't looking to move to the radical left or turn socialist.

Kelly Loeffler Demands Raphael Warnock Apologize for Saying You Can't Serve God and the Military.  Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) has demanded her Democratic opponent Rev. Raphael Warnock apologize for comments he made in a 2011 sermon about God and the military.  Loeffler and Warnock will contest one of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5.  Republican Senator David Perdue will face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the second race on the same day.  A video of Warnock's sermon has resurfaced on YouTube and Loeffler shared a clip on Twitter on Wednesday [11/18/2020].

Pushing 'defund the police,' BLM turned its success into electoral disaster.  Black Lives Matter came up with the single most effective political slogan of the year.  While no one was likely to be overly impressed with Joe Biden's line "Build Back Better," and President Trump's "Keep America Great" or "Make America Great Again, Again" didn't have the resonance of the original 2016 version, BLM broke through the clutter with a catchphrase that was memorable, pungent — and utterly devastating to Democrats.  After a surprising Tory victory in the British parliamentary election in 1992, the pro-Tory tabloid The Sun famously boasted, "It's the Sun Wot Won It."  In the same spirit, it could be said that in this year's congressional election, "It's 'Defund the Police' Wot Lost It."

Trying to Think Ahead.  [Scroll down]  So why do they need bushels of Dominion votes in four Democrat cities — Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta — to win Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia?  Why the thirty-year effort of the Dems to relax the rules on voting, from Motor Voter to the present vote-by-mail?  Why is it necessary to game the vote — even steal an election?  Why is it necessary to hound a duly-elected president with a Special Prosecutor and goose up an impeachment over a phone call, and blast him throughout the COVID-19 epidemic?  Why is it necessary to call your opponent's systemic racists 50 years after the civil rights acts?  Why is it necessary to censor social media, bearded @jack?  Why is it necessary to hide Hunter Biden's influence peddling?  I thought you guys already owned the future.  The answer is obvious.  People don't cheat unless they are about to lose everything, wife, house, job, children.  So, whatever brave front the Dems are putting on they know in their heart of hearts that the game is nearly up.

Pelosi : Dessert Storm
Impeachment backfired on Nancy.  Charlie Cook, Larry Sabato, and the rest of the cable news experts on American elections all agreed.  Democrats would add 10, 15, and maybe even 20 seats to their majority.  Hahaha.  Matt Vespa reported, "We have over a dozen races that have yet to be called.  Yes, some places are still counting those mail-in ballots.  In some races, they still have a long way to go.  Overall, this week has been terrible for House Democrats.  They were projected to pick up 10-15 seats.  They're probably going to lose 10[,] maybe more. [...]" [...] The progressive communists in their memo just did not get it.  No one cares what ice cream a rich old lady eats.  We have ice cream too.  There is nothing in her freezer the average American cannot buy.  Whilst progressives talk up the working-class concerns, the fact is they are the biggest elitists in the world.  They are out of touch.  They hate large pickups, canned beer, and guns.


Biden's Empty Words Won't Unify This Nation.  Joe Biden says he wants unity and promises to be a president that represents all Americans not just Democrats.  "Let's give each other a chance," he told his supporters at a rally in Delaware on Nov. 7.  "It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric.  To lower the temperature.  To see each other again.  To listen to each other again.  To make progress we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy," he said.  "We are not enemies.  We are Americans."  A well-scripted sentiment that's out of touch with our deeply divided nation as the Democratic Party and its media allies have spent the past four years calling Donald Trump's supporters racist — and every other repugnant smear you can think of.  That's not exactly a way to win over half the country and heal the nation.

The Editor says...
Where was all this soothing rhetoric when the Biden Voters were conducting the summer riots?

Calls for 'Unity' [are] Really Calls for Capitulation.  Political unity is an ugly, authoritarian idea.  No free place has domestic political unity, nor should it aspire to it.  What "unity" really means, of course, is capitulation.  America is once again being subjected to the inane brand of pseudo-patriotic sloganeering we saw during President Barack Obama's tenure.  Now, as then, the media will pretend that the moral fabric of the nation must be mended after Republican rule.  It's pretty transparent.  When Democrats win the presidency, we are treated to solemn calls for national restoration and political harmony, and to the expectation that, for the good of the nation, the opposition will embrace decorum and pass legislation they oppose.  When Republicans win elections, grown women put on knitted hats depicting their reproductive organs and stomp around Washington protesting, all to a hero's welcome.

'Unity' is the Carrot and the Schtick of Democrats.  Having gotten their way following a four-year long tantrum of "norm"-breaking sedition — despicable smears, the governmentally weaponized Russiagate lie, a sham impeachment, all aided and abetted by a disgracefully partisan elitist media — the latest schtick of the Democratic grifter class is "unity."  But unity isn't for everyone.  Taking their lead from that consummate con man, former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats' grifter class is proffering a return to the halcyon days when the "uniparty" ruled the swamp for fun and profit — theirs, not yours.  Of course, the Left isn't extending their olive branch to the true populists they've libeled and slandered as "Nazis."  This is a carrot shared only between elitists:  Democratic grifters are inviting their fellow GOP grifters to jump back into the swamp and scratch their backs for a buck.

Joe Biden's Majority Doesn't Work Full Time, Stay Married or Go To Church.  A week after the 2020 presidential election, one thing is obvious about the United States of America:  It is deeply divided. [...] But, according to the exit polls, there were some demographic groups that did pick Trump over Biden.  Who were they?  For starters, according to the network exit poll published by ABC News, there was the divide between people who worked full time and those who did not.  The exit poll asked the question:  "Do you work full-time for pay?"  Voters who said no went for Biden over Trump by 57% to 42%.  By contrast, voters who said they did work full time picked Trump over Biden 51% to 47%.  Why do people who don't work full time prefer Biden?  Why do those who do prefer Trump?  Is it a good sign for the long-term well-being of the United States that the popular-vote winner in our presidential election was preferred by those who do not work full time and not by those who do?

Democrat Raphael Warnock Repeatedly Praised Jeremiah Wright, Marxism.  Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock has praised the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright on many occasions and praised Marxism as a way to "teach the black church."  During the 2008 presidential election, Warnock appeared on Fox News to defend Wright after it was discovered that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama had close ties to the reverend.  Warnock hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the January Senate runoff election.  During his March 2008 appearance on Fox News, he told host Greta Van Susteren that Wright's legacy as a pastor was "social transformation that's been the hallmark of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's ministry."

Did someone mention Jeremiah Wright?

Tlaib lashes out at centrist Dems over election debacle: 'I can't be silent'.  Rashida Tlaib isn't apologizing for wanting to yank money away from bad police departments.  She has no second thoughts about her embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, or for wanting to aggressively fight climate change.  House Democrats lost seats instead of expanding their majority, underperforming expectations across the board.  And moderates have pounced on liberals like Tlaib, the Michigan congresswoman, accusing them of handing conservatives a set of slogans and policies to scare voters.

No Truth, No Unity!  The Democrats live in a fantasy world.  It's a world in which higher taxes create jobs and prosperity, a world where central control of complex systems produces efficiency, a world where groveling weakness results in international respect and peace.  To those old and longstanding fantasies, they've added a couple of new ones: a world in which they can sow discord and division and reap acceptance and unity, and a world where the lies they tell will be trusted as the truth.  After refusing to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election and throwing a four-year temper tantrum, they're now calling on the county to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and come together as a country.  On top of that they want us all to regard as true the results of an election they have worked so hard to steal.

WSJ: Democrats Lost South Texas Latinos Due to Shutdowns, Oil, And Abortion.  The chairman of the Texas Democratic Party said the red wave that moved through South Texas's Starr County was due to three issues critical to Latino voters in that area: pandemic shutdowns, oil industry jobs, and abortion.  According to a report at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday, the idea that Starr County would have 8,224 residents vote for President Donald Trump is mindboggling.

Democratic Senator Sparks Progressive Backlash After Refusing to Back Court Packing.  Democratic Senator Joe Manchin drew the ire of progressives on Monday night after he pledged not to vote against his own party on Supreme Court packing or ending the filibuster, even if the Senate were to be split 50-50 in the wake of Georgia's runoff races.  Appearing on Fox News, the U.S. senator from West Virginia said he would "not vote" with Democrats on those key issues if the Senate were split down the middle — effectively offsetting Kamala Harris' deciding vote as vice president.

Sen. Joe Manchin vows to vote against 'crazy stuff' if Democrats take Senate.  Sen. Joe Manchin is pledging to block major progressive legislative goals if Democrats retake the Senate.  Speaking to Fox News' "Special Report" Monday [11/9/2020], Manchin (D-W.Va.) made the promise while discussing the future of the upper chamber of Congress, and how the 100-member body was facing a down-the-middle split between Democrats and Republicans.  If Democrats are successful in their two Senate runoff races in Georgia in January, bills in the Senate could be moved by a single vote.  "50-50 [control] means that if one senator does not vote on the Democratic side, there is no tie and there is no bill," the West Virginia Democrat said.

Joy Reid's response to 70 million Trump voters came in a deranged rant that every Conservative should hear.  [Scroll down]  The unhinged rant that Reid would engage in should be preserved for prosperity and studied at a future date when America emerges from the post-Obama era where truth has been laid to waste.  A deranged anti-Trump rant that has taken place every single day on network after network for four years running, poisoning the minds of those easily manipulated by political hucksters.  "We have had four years of mass deaths," Reid spewed, there not being a trace of truthfulness in the claim. "240,000 of our fellow Americans have died and Donald Trump was vowing to kill another several million of us through herd immunity.  He didn't care about the dead."  For those concerned about the compromising of the integrity of our elections, such irresponsible rantings are having a crippling effect on our nation.  And Reid was just getting started with her baseless accusations and outright lies against a man whose greatest sin in her eyes may be that he's a white male.

The True Deplorables.  With the manufactured "news" that Pennsylvania and Nevada have been called for Joe Biden by news media, liberals celebrating the supposed victory of the purported 46th president took to the streets in euphoria and revelry.  It seems logical to assume that many of today's celebrants were also participants in the street protests four years ago when Donald Trump beat their gal Hillary.  Hillary Clinton made the fatal mistake of revealing the way she truly thought of half of the American population that supported Trump by calling them "a basket of deplorables."  And the next four years we witnessed the greatest revolt in our nation's history since the Civil War.  The half of the country that supported Hillary refused to accept the results of the election and have been protesting — often violently — ever since.

'Resist. Overturn.  Boycott.  Surveil.  Leak.  Impeach.  And NOW they tell us it's time to heal.'  Then-VP Joe Biden remained silent about national solidarity after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 and never asked the so-called Resistance to dial back their rage, former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz recalled.  "Never heard a peep from him about unity."  In an Op-Ed for the Fox News website, Chaffetz observed that Biden's convenient appeal for healing along with his claim that "the better angels of America are back" just constitute empty, meaningless rhetoric.  "And just like that, 'Resistance' is no longer in fashion.  The rules have been rewritten.  When Democrats hold power, we must be unified, and our opposition must be silent.  Not to be confused with the rules when Republicans hold power — which are that Resistance is as American as apple pie," Chaffetz explained about the apparent double-standard.

The Next 2020 Loser:  The Woke Utopia.  Earlier today [11/7/2020], we discussed how one of the biggest losers of the 2020 elections might have been the public's faith in the electoral process.  Continuing on with the list of also-rans, the editors at the Washington Free Beacon dug into some of the ballot issues that were decided this week, along with the identity politics driving various demographics to the polls.  Their conclusion is that one of the most damaged entities coming out of this race is the woke utopia envisioned by the Democrats' furthest-left agitators, which seems to have been roundly rejected by voters even as they threatened to end the Trump presidency.  And this effect was noted in some unlikely places such as California.

American Coup Victims Will Not Go Quietly.  This was a Coup.  It lacked, at least for the moment, the spilled blood often associated with a classic coup d'etat but make no mistake about it — this was a coup.  A record number of Americans fought an unusual number of hardships to make certain their voices were heard in the selection of our next president.  And, given the stark difference in the candidates' visions for America's future and the growing national divide, that choice was surely not made lightly.  So, when we on the right observed one "irregularity" after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency.  What we got were evasions and coverups.  Keep in mind that we have endured over the past 4 years a seeming century's worth of dishonesty, hoaxes, threats, wild conspiracy theories and widespread corruption from those on the left.  Indeed, Liberals appear to have made sport of treating Donald Trump and his supporters much like a cat treats a litter-box.  And we got the message:  There is no limit to just how low they are willing to sink.

The left is again showing that it can't stand anyone who disagrees.  This year's presidential election hasn't provided the catharsis that many on the left were awaiting.  Instead of the hoped-for "Blue Wave," we have a still-too-close-to-call presidential election, while Republicans picked up House seats and appear to have held on to the Senate.  One response might be self-criticism:  to wonder how, after four years of single-mindedly trying to get rid of Trump and marginalize his followers, things didn't go better.  Instead, Democrats' thinkers seem to be asking themselves variations on "How can I live in a country where half the people supported Donald Trump?"  According to the Campus Reform Web site, professors around America were expressing anger and claiming to feel "genuinely unsafe, given the sheer number of people willing to vote for Trump."  Some canceled classes for the rest of the week, apparently because of the emotional strain.

The Democrats' Chickens Come Home to Roost.  Had the media been honest, the Democrats would have realized that their Pelosi-Ocasio-Bernie crazy talk about ending the filibuster, packing the courts, ending the electoral college, and making Puerto Rico and D.C. into states was scaring even Independents.  If there had been honest polls warning them of voter wariness of their socialism, leading Democrats would have been more coy, as Biden was during the campaign.  They would have moderated their boasts of what they planned to do, been more prudent and politic, reserving those plans furtively for after the elections.  Instead, the false polls bolstered their confidence.

Woke Faced the Voters — and Lost.  In a week of surprises, California's rejection of a ballot measure that would have allowed the state to resume its affirmative action program was among the most significant.  The measure, known as Proposition 16, wasn't defeated by shy Trump voters.  Polling showed Hispanic and other minority voters evenly split on the measure, and on Tuesday it was defeated in California's most Latino counties.  California's result is just one piece of the mounting evidence that voters on Tuesday threw a wrench in the progressive plan to leverage a "coalition of the ascendant" and an "emerging Democratic majority" to turn the country into a woke utopia.

A Civil War Is Already Happening, Inside the Democrat Party.  A civil war is brewing, but Trump supporters are not running into the streets to fight antifa.  Instead, the civil war has been brewing in the Democrat Party and now there are shots fired as moderates you have never heard of pay the price for the Squad's radical rhetoric. [...] Rather than comfortably retaking the Senate as anticipated, Democrats may find Mitch McConnell and Republicans maintain the majority.  Instead of Democrats adding to the majority in the House, Republicans have added up to 10 seats back to their caucus.  And the carnage in state governments across the country is palpable.  It will leave Democrats out in the cold when congressional districts are redrawn following the 2020 Census.

House Democrats Suffer a Catastrophe that Will Blow Up Their Party.  House Democrats went into Election Day supremely confident that they were going to put another nail in the Republicans' coffin.  They had outraised and outspent Republican candidates across the board.  They felt the issues of the pandemic response and Obamacare favored them. [...] But the polls were wrong.  They were very wrong.  So when reality hit Nancy Pelosi and her caucus this morning, they realized they hadn't gained a single seat in Congress.  In fact, as of noon Wednesday, Democrats had lost five seats and were trailing in several others.  What happened?  It turns out that the American people prefer to vote for candidates who aren't radical leftists hellbent on "transforming" the country.  Why this comes as a surprise to Democrats — who believe that many of their more outrageous proposals like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All are ready to be embraced by the electorate — is a mystery.

Biden Family Corruption Does Matter.  The New Yorker's famed film critic was an early observer of America's growing culture gap.  "I only know one person who voted for Nixon," she said.  "Where they are I don't know.  They're outside my ken.  But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them."  Today, elites smell them.  That is what disgraced FBI man Peter Strzok actually said after a trip to Walmart, and he and his ilk recoil, naturally, from the plebian aroma.  But theirs is the nose of a sommelier, not a hunting dog.  It failed to sniff out the social movement that elected Donald Trump in 2016, and today it is missing the rage sweeping about half the country.  The fury comes from folks who don't subscribe to the New York Times, let alone the New Yorker, and who don't habituate yoga studios while carrying NPR tote bags, either.

Biden stumbles through another campaign speech:  "America is dead because of COVID-19".  Biden's America is a very dark place.  At least half of the country is populated with racist chumps, ugly people, labeled as such simply for voting for Donald Trump in 2016, according to Joe Biden.  During the final presidential debate, Biden told the audience that "We're about to go into a dark winter.  A dark winter."  He was talking about the president's plan for the coronavirus as we move forward in the coming months.  Biden's message is one of doom and gloom.  In comparison, Trump's message is meant to be an uplifting one, a message that will inspire voters.  He frequently tells rally audiences that the best is yet to come.

Eight hard questions for the Democrats.  [#1] Why are you opposing respected American traditions and Constitutional freedoms?  Why such anti-Americanism in your convention platform and in numerous acts and statements of policy?  Why opposition to the rights to assembly, to worship, to freedom of speech, to the right to bear arms, to the Electoral College?  Why support for open borders, for Medicare for illegal aliens, for abolishing ICE?  Why support for "defunding the police" and then support for violent rioting and looting?  Why support for packing the Supreme Court and for minting new "states" for political advantage?  You Democrats are even endorsing the enormities of the "transgender" movement, where people can supposedly change their sex by flipping a mental switch, and enter women's bathrooms or be transferred to women's prisons at will.

Trump will win again, then comes the hard part.  Unlike Hillary, Biden cannot credibly warn that Trump is a nutcase who will push the Red Button to annihilate the world.  Trump has been president for nearly four years and the world is more peaceful than it's been in decades.  The man has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Trump has shown he's not a violent nut, while Biden has shown he is cognitively impaired.  Speaking of violent nuts, the media initially gave a lot of coverage to the "mostly peaceful protests" because they thought they hurt Trump.  Then they figured out that people not only don't like riots, they also don't like rioters — and nearly all the rioters are Democrats.  So the media cut back on their riot coverage.  But there are still riots, people know that, and people know that the rioters are Democrats.  Contrary to conventional Democrat "wisdom," minorities don't like the riots any more than the rest of America does — maybe even less since the riots are often in minority neighborhoods.  And they, too, know that the rioters — many of whom are privileged whites — are Democrats.  Many this time plan to vote against these rioters and their Democrat sympathizers.

Voting Against Evil.  There has never been a clearer divide between the two major candidates running for president when it comes to their spiritual essence.  The Republican incumbent, Donald Trump, never fails to utter the name of God in just about every campaign speech, while some Democrats blatantly removed His name from the Pledge of Allegiance at their convention this year.  Who can forget that at the 2012 Democrat convention the crowd booed when God and Jerusalem were put back in the Democrat platform?  In 2016, they heckled and jeered when a minister, Rev. Cynthia Hale, opened the convention with a Christian prayer for Hillary Clinton.  Bernie delegates screamed out his name instead of respecting the solemnity of the moment.  Joe Biden, the Democrat candidate, professes to be a Roman Catholic, yet like all the other faux Catholic Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, still approves abortion on demand up to delivery.  That is infanticide and pure wickedness.

Oregon's Public Health Authority Announces Covid Deaths While Dressed as a Clown.  In what has to be one of the most bizarre and mind-warping decisions of all time, Claire Poche, a senior official of the Oregon Health Authority gave a Covid update today while wearing a complete clown costume.  The makeup, the red tie, the polka dots.  The whole thing.  It's hard to even express how awkward this is.  [Video clip]

An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Parody).  Here's your Democratic 'Spokesperson' with a brutally honest message for Americans about the great reasons to vote for Joe Biden and other wonderful Democratic candidates this November.  BlazeTV's Allie Stuckey demonstrated a kind demeanor that perfectly showcased her destruction of the values and principles upheld by the Democratic party in 2020.  "You know us as the party of love, tolerance, and compassion, but we're much more than that.  We're the party of science, and the science is clear," Allie said with a smile.  She then listed gender issues, abortion rights, and vaccines (which are only successful if created when Trump isn't president).  [Video clip]

The Democratic Party is the Dark Winter.  We have to believe that most Americans haven't cast off common sense [...] But for voters on the fence — as inexplicable as that is — let's evaluate what the Democratic Party is showing us about itself.  Biden's claim in the last debate that the U.S. is moving toward a dark winter, thanks to COVID, was revealing.  It exposed more than Biden's cynicism in trying to manipulate people's fear of the virus, it exposed an irony.  The dark winter tag speaks to the Democratic Party's condition, not America's.  Democrats are ominous.  Their worldview is antithetical to the American experience, and it's rotted.  Worse is that they're destructive.  We see it in their language and actions.  2020 is showcasing the Democrats accelerating descent into a mean-spirited, grudge-filled aggression toward traditional America — the America of the Revolution and the founding.

Ilhan Omar says Squad will influence Biden administration: 'A lot of our feedback was incorporated'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a new interview that she's confident she and other members of "The Squad" will be able to push Joseph R. Biden to the left if he's elected president next week.  Speaking to "Axios on HBO," the Minnesota Democrat said she and other progressives such as Sen. Bernard Sanders and Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley were able to shape Mr. Biden's campaign platform and that they expect that influence to continue in a possible Biden administration.  "There has been a level of responsiveness ... to the policies that we are advocating for that we know will have not just a future in his administration, but a future in the upcoming administrations after his," Mrs. Omar said.

A Time for Choosing.  Here we are again, just days away from another presidential election in 2020, and the American people still find ourselves facing many of the same concerns, and challenges that Reagan warned us about fifty-six years ago.  Once again, the contrast between the two candidates could not be more clear.  One is a career politician (with mounting evidence that he improperly used his office as vice president to enrich his family), the other a businessman.  As President Donald Trump said at his RNC Speech, "This election will decide whether we will defend the American Way of Life, or whether we allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it."

Trumpism:  Then, Now — and in the Future?  [Scroll down]  Aside from fundamental changes in foreign and democratic policy, and renewed emphasis on class instead of race, Trumpism changed the political dialectic.  Of course, Trump could be crude, even at times bullying and profane.  But much of his braggadocio and vulgarity were designed as chemotherapy to kill the cancer of the administrative state and the lock-hold on permanent government by the revolving-door, bipartisan coastal elite.  The reasons why Trump just days after his inauguration faced a failed impeachment, or calls for his removal by the 25th Amendment, or even talk of a military coup, or the Steele dossier hoax that led to a $40 million, 22-month effort by progressives to destroy his presidency, his person and his family, were manifold.  But one cause surely was that Trump was orphaned from the hard-Left Democratic Party and the Republican establishment and seemed either to welcome the ostracism or not be fully cognizant of the cost that it entailed.

People are dropping the software company @Expensify after the CEO urged every customer to vote for Joe Biden.  David Barrett, CEO of the software company Expensify, is under fire after he sent an email to every one of his customers and urged them to vote for Joe Biden:  [Tweet]  SEE YA:  People are dropping the software company @Expensify after the CEO urged every customer to vote for Joe Biden[.]  According to Barrett, he didn't act alone and he had feedback from others at the company.

Too many Democrats are creepily suggesting Trump voters should be jailed.  Trump voters beware: your ballot could get you jailed after January 20, 2021.  If Joe Biden wins the presidency, and takes the oath of office with one hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible (hopefully not Das Kapital or Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist), open season may be declared on any American morally obtuse enough to believe that 45 deserved four more years.  "Trump must be defeated ... and his enablers, and his supporters ... must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society," ranted the always hot-blooded Keith Olbermann.  The former MSNBC anchor traffics in caustic bombast, and this declaration was not very different from his usual huffy diatribes against Republicans.  But the notion of revenge is going mainstream.

Biden lectures us on character?  C'mon man!  There can no longer be any doubt that the Democrats put party before country, politics before ethics and virtue.  One only has to read Robert Reich or listen to his intellectual peer Keith Olbermann to know that the Democrat party has morphed into totalitarianism.  Democrats vow to punish their opponents if Biden is elected.  Reich recommends "truth and reconciliation" camps, taking his cue from South Africa.  How's that for tyranny?  It is well and truly frightening.  The left has been steering us in this direction for decades, and it must be stopped if America is to survive.

Joe Biden tweets out that America is 'an idea' and 'we've never lived up to it'.  How's this for the most offensive political ad of the year? [...] Note that this isn't from his enemies, his party, his creepy allies, something that occurred years ago, or some kind of foreign disinfomation, this is straight from Joe, put out there on Twitter to entice Americans to give him their votes, in his big final push to squeeze the last of them. [...] No wonder Biden hides in his basement.  The more he speaks, the less there is to like.

New Biden Ad Causes Uproar; 'America Was An Idea, We Never Lived Up To It'.  Joe Biden released a questionable new ad saying that America "never lived up" to it's ideals, and he's getting absolutely hammered for it on Twitter.  "America was an idea.  We've never lived up to it but we've never walked away from it before," the caption said above Biden's new ad.  Apparently hundreds of years of brave military heroes fighting for our freedoms... the 9/11 first responders, ending slavery and defeating communism isn't "living up" to greatness, according to Joe Biden.

Vile Scarborough:  You're 'Un-American' If You Vote for Trump.  While most left-wing journalists try to channel all their anger at President Trump, they will occasionally go straight to the punch and just start attacking people who support him.  On Tuesday morning [10/20/2020], the co-hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe scolded American voters who dare, for any reason, to vote for Trump.  With Election Day exactly two weeks away, and millions of Americans already voting, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski decided it was time to launch a brutal verbal assault against Trump supporters.  Apparently triggered by Trump speaking publicly about the Biden family's alleged corruption on Monday, Scarborough whined that it's unacceptable to vote for him for any reason.

Young American Woman Explains It All In Less Than One Minute:  The Reason Why We Are Voting for Trump is "We Can't Stand You!"  A young woman explained everything about this election in less than one minute.  If you can't stand Trump here is our reply:  ["]If you are liberal and can't stand Trump and can't possibly fathom why anyone would vote for him, let me fill you in.  We can't stand you.  You've done everything in your power by trying to destroy this country by tearing down our police, our borders, our history, systematically destroying our schools and brainwashing our kids into thinking socialism is the answer to everything.  Demonizing religion and faith and glorifying abortion, violence and thug culture.  And calling us racists...  We are voting for Trump because of you!["]

Democratic Civil War.  Donald Trump may still sit in the White House, but America seems increasingly submissive to the rule of the Democrats.  The Party now enjoys predominant influence over mainstream media, rising influence among wealthy elites, a stranglehold over education and entertainment industries, and the domination of the burgeoning non-profit world.  Remarkably the self-styled "party of the people" now accommodates the big Wall Street firms and tech oligarchies alongside the progressive, neo-socialist, activist base and an ever-diminishing remnant of traditional working-class voters.  This powerful coalition is also a fundamentally unstable one — a three-headed hydra whose heads, particularly after Trump leaves, will soon be biting each other furiously.  One faction, the corporatist elite, genuflects and even profits from the progressive mantra on climate, gender, and race.  Some, like former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, are so committed to gentry progressivism that he recently suggested those who don't get with the program could "face a firing squad."

The virus is all they've got and they're clinging to it.  President Trump's energy infects his supporters with optimism.  He loves America, they love America.  He brought the economy back from the brink, where the Obama/Biden administration had purposefully kept it.  He has successfully stopped the massive illegal immigration that was contributing mightily to the unemployment of American workers.  He has done more for our black Americans than any previous president:  opportunity zones, prison reform, funding our historic black colleges.  He has rebuilt our military, which Obama/Biden eviscerated.  He created the Space Force.  The man is a pro-American machine of patriotism and confidence in our future.  Everywhere he goes, thousands of equally pro-Americans show up in droves for a dose of his infectious exuberance.  He is to many of us the best medicine for loving our country among those who hate this nation as much as we love it.  As we all know, we live among people who are so mysteriously filled with hatred for this man who has rescued America from the Alinskyite designs of the left, from foreign wars, and from the economic dreariness of the Obama years, that they would rather see our country utterly destroyed rather than see President Trump re-elected.

Kelly Campaign Spokesman Calls Police 'Worthless [...] Pigs'.  The campaign spokesman for Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly referred to police as "worthless [...] pigs" on Twitter in August, a comment that could complicate Kelly's effort to distance himself from radical anti-police sentiment from the left flank of his party.  T.J. L'Heureux, Kelly's deputy press secretary, posted the message in response to a video that showed Chicago police clashing with protesters over the summer.  "You worthless [...] pigs," wrote L'Heureux on Aug. 17, directing the message to the Chicago Police Department's official Twitter account.

Ten Lessons from a Tumultuous 2020.  [#4] The Democrat party is now the fully owned subsidiary of the Marxist/socialist American left.  While the party hierarchy clings to the façade of moderation by trotting out the old faces from a bygone era, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the party is now the vehicle to radically transform the nation into a hybrid Marxist/socialist state by any means either illegal or unethical.  It is also an entity that does not care about the poor, working class, or marginalized groups enough to place their interests above a political agenda.

Democrats' Anti-God Religion.  Even though Amy Coney Barrett seems to have avoided a much-anticipated religious inquisition from the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the hearings have reminded us that Democrats over the years have pretty much established themselves as the anti-God party.  They booed him at their 2012 national convention, after all.  They had omitted reference to God from their platform in 2008, and when, in 2012, they tried to add it back, witnesses say about one-third of convention-goers booed.  Their social platform pushes against historic Christian morality at nearly every turn — on abortion, on same-sex marriage, on gender identity, on end-of-life issues.  And who is it that sues nuns and hassles religious schools and tries to pull down crosses on every little public patch of land they can find?

Will the Cultural Revolution Be Canceled?  Most Americans don't favor defunding police or instituting race quotas; they are wary of the costs connected with the Green New Deal and of allowing Washington to control local zoning.  Many are already voting with their feet, fleeing places that promote these ideas and seeking out areas aligned with more recognizable American values.  Over the past 20 years, virtually all the most progressive large states — New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California — have suffered massive outmigration, while red or purplish states like Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, or Arizona welcome more and more Americans to resettle there.

Our Second Civil War:  Communism Collapsed Only to Revive.  [Scroll down]  The polls so far show that the Democrats, a party extremely heavily influenced by Marxism and the doctrine of state control, is about to take control of the federal government.  Under the guise of fighting racism, a largely fictitious problem among white people, freedom of speech has already been abolished.  Under the guise of fighting to protect the environment, much of the rights of private property — the bedrock of a free society — will be abolished.  The right of the citizens to own firearms, a right that dictatorships ALWAYS have to abolish, will be attacked ruthlessly.  In the end, only the criminals and the state will be armed.  But there is a deadly catch: the left in this country is not unopposed.  There are tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of people who like the free society, just as it is.  There are millions of people who are well armed who do not like the idea and the reality of a federal government that will (in a Biden/Harris administration) openly side with the rioters and the looters and the people who shoot police officers.

Strangers in our Homeland.  America is the product of centuries of evolutionary political thought centered on natural human rights.  Radical leftists now assault this land its patriots love, turning it into a place they scarcely recognize.

Here's What Keith Olbermann Wants Done to Trump and His Supporters if Dems Win in November.  If Democrats win in November, they already vow to destroy one branch of government and transform the U.S. Senate into another House of Representatives, where a simple majority rules and "fickleness and passion" carry the day, to quote James Madison.  Predicting a Bolshevik-style victory for the Democrats, Keith Olbermann quit his job at ESPN and made a quiet return this month to political commentary on his YouTube channel.  In a classic Olbermann deranged rant, the former MSNBC host breathed fire and brimstone at President Trump and all of his supporters, who Olbermann wants "prosecuted, convicted, and removed" from society.

If the Democrats Are Really So Far Ahead, Why Are They Acting So Desperate?  It all started a few weeks back when Democrats first hatched this conspiracy theory that the president was stealing postal trucks and rounding up blue mailboxes to prevent people from voting.  Even by their insane standards, this was unhinged moonbat cuckoo crazy.  Then came all the dog-whistle "coup" winks we got from both Mr. Biden and his unbearable running mate about how you are not actually voting for another 47 years of the "Biden" administration.  It will be the "Harris" administration, wink wink.  Sen. Kamala D. Harris' disastrous performance during the vice presidential debate this week raises new concerns — concerns already raised when she was soundly rejected by Democrat primary voters earlier this year.  But that does not really matter.  All that matters now is that a vote for Joe Biden is not really a vote for Joe Biden, but simply a vote against Donald Trump.  That is — literally — all they have to offer.

The End of Covid Hysteria.  [Scroll down]  Fact is, most of the country is sick of the hysteria.  Most simply want to live their lives, intelligently with caution, and return back to what we all remember was a decent life. [...] And of course, the Democrat response has been "to not let this crisis go to waste."  Meaning:  let's try to hurt Trump's re-election prospects by blaming it on him, by shutting down Democrat-run states with harder lock downs.  It'[s] hiding behind "protecting the public" in order to hold down economic data so Trump can be blamed for a poor economy.  You might ask, what kind of people would do that?  Well, the modern Democrats would.  Let me say it loud and clear, the Democrat-media complex has attempted to use this crisis with hysterical responses to everything to hurt Trump.  Hurting the American people?  Who cares?  They don't care.  What kind of people do that in the middle of a pandemic?

On Trump and the virus.  President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center a few days ago.  His messaging during this unfolding drama first drew criticism from those who claimed he should have been more transparent about every detail, every step of the way.  And the usual venomous bile and frenzied attacks came spewing from the the cackle of hyenas that is the White House press corps no less than #resistance goons like Ilhan Omar and Jennifer Rubin.  But why should they hold back?  They have all but stated publicly that they want the president dead, lo these four long years.  It would be dishonest of them at this point to wish him well.  We aren't just watching different movies anymore, as Scott Adams used to say — we need an analogy that goes far beyond that one.  The new norm the press has established is a baseline of fear and hysteria.  They live in a completely alternative intellectual, emotional, and psychological reality.

Pro-Antifa Communist Candidate Is Leading Ted Wheeler In Portland Mayoral Race.  You know you're in Portland when the current mayor who has chased out countless businesses and allowed Antifa and BLM terrorists to destroy the city on a nightly basis for over four months straight is somehow not far enough to the left to appease the voter base.  National laughingstock Ted Wheeler is now trailing in the polls for his re-election.  But not against a candidate that promises to crack down on the rioters, promote businesses, and actually fix the roads.  No, of course not.  He's losing to a candidate that's even further to the left than he is.  Plucky upstart Sarah Iannarone, who is best known for declaring "I am Antifa", now picks up 41% of the vote to Wheeler's 30%.

In rooting for the virus, the Left is just like Hitler.  The Left now actively roots for the virus to kill people they don't like, such as President Trump.  Drunk on their fantasy, they hope that his death is painful and humiliating and that his wife dies too.  They express their sick sentiments not just in the dark recesses of their troubled minds and not just over bad frou-frou coffee at Starbucks.  They boast of their wicked wish openly to the world. [...] These are the people who, simultaneously, are addicted to signaling their virtue by driving electric cars, banning plastic straws and turning our once-great cities into burning anarchy zones and vagrant toilets.

The Working Class vs.  Wokism.  Wokeness, with its accompanying white ethno-masochism, is merely the latest manifestation of an improbable ideology imprinted on the miseducated middle and upper classes.  The working class is spared this indoctrination by avoiding a crucial underpinning of wokeness, Critical Race Theory, which is served up in most Humanities departments, many law schools, and now even in some hard-science departments.  Popular culture offers examples of instinctively conservative working-class characters at odds with a college-educated, scold-filled, newly minted ideological certainty.  "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," and "Roseanne" are just a few TV shows that displayed that that dynamic.  It's not only in the U.S. that you see working-class resistance to policies fashionable with the woke college educated.  According to polls, support for Brexit decreased with educational attainment.  More than just a reassertion on national sovereignty, Brexit was seen by many as a necessary step to restrain mass Third World immigration into Britain.

Hundreds Of Trump Supporters Gather In DC For #WalkAway Rally.  Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday for a #WalkAway rally to support the president and celebrate those who have "walked away" from the "radical left."  "The purpose of this event is to get the silent majority to show we are not going to be silent anymore, we are going to stand up, we are going to fight for our country, we are going to fight against the radical left, because freedom in America is worth fighting for," Brandon Straka, founder of the "WalkAway" campaign, told the Daily Caller.

Democrats would destroy the presidency.  First, Democrats want to destroy the Electoral College because it failed to pick the candidate with 48% of the vote over the one who had 46% of the vote.  Then, Democrats want to eliminate the Senate as the deliberative body.  Democrats want to remove the filibuster, and end all discussion about anything, and add enough states to make the Senate permanently Democrat.  They also want to destroy the Supreme Court by adding enough justices — four at a minimum — to have their party control it.  The struggle ceased being between liberals and conservatives long ago.  It is all about power.  Obamacare was decided not along ideological grounds because there really is nothing liberal about giving health insurance companies billions in federals subsidies each year.  Their handmaidens in the press also eliminated journalism by abandoning objectivity.  Again, the idea is to silence all dissent.

Minnesota paper pulls story mocking Trump's COVID diagnosis, condemning liberals taking the high road.  A Minnesota newspaper has removed a piece from its website that mocked President Trump and first lady Melania Trump over their positive tests for coronavirus.  City Pages, an alternative weekly covering Minneapolis and St. Paul, published an article Friday headlined, "Let's laugh at all these very good 'Trump has COVID' tweets."  Editor-in-chief Emily Cassel led the piece by writing, "So President Trump and the First Lady have COVID. Man, anyone else just in a really, inexplicably good mood this morning?"  Publisher Mary Erickson described the article as "insensitive and in bad taste."

Trump haters rejoicing in his testing positive for COVID-19.  Some prominent Donald Trump-haters — including "The Wire" actor Dominic West and a former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton — are openly rejoicing over the president catching COVID-19.  West, 50, told "Good Morning Britain" on Friday that he felt "joy" at the news of Trump's illness.  Ex-spokeswoman Zara Rahim, who has also worked for Barack Obama and Vogue magazine, said in a since-deleted tweet that she "hopes he dies."

Report: Trump's Hollywood Star Under Repair After Someone Dressed As The Hulk Wrecked It With Pickaxe.  A person dressed as the Incredible Hulk took a pickaxe to President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Friday morning, rendering it unrecognizable and in need of thousands of dollars in repairs, law enforcement sources told TMZ.  The Hollywood-focused media outlet reports that law enforcement officials said that the Hulk-dressed figure delivered about $5,000 of damage to the Hollywood star, but no one has yet been arrested for the incident.

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Celebrating stars in the sidewalk is an obvious form of idolatry.  The existence of movie stars and celebrities is also idolatry.

Portland Group Plans Naked Bike Ride To Protest Amy Coney Barrett Nomination — Masks Are Required.  If you get enough people riding naked on their bikes through the streets, then Ruth Bader Ginsburg magically comes back to life and deranged leftists don't have to worry about Amy Coney Barrett being confirmed to the Supreme Court.  Or so goes the logic of one Portland (duh, where else?) group, who is putting on a naked bike ride event to protest, uhh, something.  Because it's Portland.

A Man vs.  The Movement.  This election is a contest between a man, Donald Trump, who believes America is good, and a man, Joe Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad.  Or to put this another way, between a man who wants to preserve the American way of life and a man who will end up destroying it.  Republican leaders are too focused on policy.  This is not a policy election.  This is a regime decision; a way of life election.  One way of life, the traditional American way of life, is based on individual rights, rule of law, and a shared understanding of the common good.  Government's role is to create the conditions for freedom to flourish.  The other way of life I call "multiculturalism" or "identity politics."  This way of life assumes that society is made up of identity groups, all of which are oppressed by white males.  Government's role in this regime is to create equal income and power for each group.

Democrats can't smear Amy Coney Barrett.  [Scroll down]  In 1987, it was Robert H. Bork, nominated to the nation's highest court by President Reagan, who was a gentleman.  Democrats held all the advantages in that fight because instead of a gentleman, they had Sen. Ted Kennedy, a slovenly drunk menace to women.  Before the sun set, Mr. Kennedy strode to the well of the Senate to accuse Judge Bork of murdering women by denying them abortions — a darkly ironic slur given Mr. Kennedy's own sick history when it came to women.  Little more than a decade later came Miguel Estrada, a superlative jurist nominated by President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — a frequent stepping stone to the Supreme Court.  Democrats, led by present-day Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Whip Dick Durbin, didn't like Mr. Estrada and blocked his nomination because, their staffers said, he was "Latino."  You know, "especially dangerous."  With each federal cours cage fight, Democrats got more and more unhinged from humanity.  More dishonest.  More ridiculous.

The Satanic Temple Is In Fact Emblematic Of The Leftist Worldview.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Satanism, and motherhood converged in the pages of the Huffington Post on Thursday [9/24/2020] when Jamie Smith, an attorney and mom, wrote that the death of the Supreme Court justice motivated her to join the Satanic Temple. [...] Of course, the No. 1 issue for Smith is abortion, or as she euphemistically calls it, "reproductive rights." Without Ginsburg's vote and voice on the court, Smith argues, "Roe v.  Wade is in imminent danger of being overturned not based on legal arguments or scientific reasoning, but because of religious objections to what is a safe and necessary procedure."  Therefore, Smith has joined the efforts of the Satanic Temple in bringing lawsuits that demand religious liberty for its members, elevating their open-ended tenets to the same level as firmly held religious beliefs.

Democrats Are Truly Sick People.  Individually, each piece of the progressive left is harmless; annoying but harmless.  As more of them assemble and coordinate, they become increasingly dangerous.  Protesters in the street are pointless and inconvenient but coupled with governors, mayors, and prosecutors who encourage and empower them, they embrace violence.  When your moral compass is broken and the people charged with protecting citizens publicly announce they're on your side, no matter what you do, or they won't pursue charges against you if you're arrested, what's the downside to taking all you can from a Target or beating [up] someone?

Biden Foundation Promoted Transgenderism For 18-Month-Old Babies.  The 2018 initiative, called the "As You Are" campaign, centered on a map tracking LGBTQ "acceptance stories" across the country.  It was spearheaded by Biden's eponymous foundation, which has been described as "further[ing] the work the Bidens did over eight years in the Obama administration and cement[ing] the former vice president's more than four decade legacy in public life."  Of the nearly 500 individuals highlighted, many were children under the age of 18, with one account even chronicling a "gender nonconforming" 18-month-old.  One mother submitted her story to the Biden Foundation about her six-year-old transgender child and saw it promoted by the group, despite declaring her daughter "gender nonconforming" since 18-months-old.

Biden Campaign to Appear Alongside Hanoi Jane.  The Biden campaign, which has bombarded President Donald Trump with attacks about his respect for U.S. soldiers, will be campaigning this weekend with Jane Fonda, a celebrity best known for fraternizing with enemy troops during the Vietnam War.  Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to join Fonda at a Saturday [9/26/2020] virtual event held by progressive advocacy group Supermajority. [...] Fonda traveled to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of an anti-war protest that saw her pose for photos with enemy troops on an anti-aircraft gun.  The photo sparked outrage among Vietnam veterans, earning her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."

Cotton: Biden Knows if He Revealed 'Radical Left-Wing' SCOTUS Nomination List 'He Would Lose the Election'.  In a Tuesday [9/22/2020] interview with Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sounded off on why 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is yet to reveal his list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.  According to Cotton, Biden is stalling because he knows if he put out a list, "he would lose the election" after unveiling a list of "radical left-wing lawyers."

Can the Present-Day Democrat Party Govern America (with or without Joe Biden)?  The cabal fronted by Joe Biden is selling hatred of Donald Trump and his voters and prefers that voters not worry about their ability to govern should the Democrats win the Senate and install Harris-Biden.  This same cabal that would be charged with governing the nation has, for the past four years, marginalized, physically confronted and repeatedly accused the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump of being not only racists but fascists and white supremacists as well as homophobic, xenophobic and among the vilest people on the face of the earth.  What will be their intentions for these rightfully incensed citizens?  Ignore them and hope they go away?  They will not.  Instead, the Democrat party cabal will continue to vilify half of the voters in 2020 thus potentially fomenting serious ongoing confrontations and retaliation.

Brace for Democrats to knock Catholics, again.  How much do Democrats hate Roman Catholics?  We're about to find out, once President Trump nominates, most likely, Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court.  No surprises here — the Democrats have a long, sordid history of anti-Catholicism.  And Judge Barrett understands the Democrats' rabid bigotry first-hand, from her first Senate confirmation hearing in 2017, when she was confronted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the now 87-year-old Democrat doyenne.  "When you read your speeches," Feinstein told her, "the conclusion one draws is that the Dogma lives loudly within you.  And that's a concern."  Imagine Feinstein saying that to a Muslim.  You can't.

New York's Democratic socialists want a revolution — but does anyone else?  Fresh off of surprising upset victories in this summer's Democratic primaries for state Assembly and Senate, the city's Democratic socialists are targeting the City Council primaries next year, when 35 of the 51 seats will be without an incumbent.  The Democratic Socialists of America-NYC is planning to back a slate of council candidates who, if elected, would create a "socialist caucus" down at City Hall.  According to the strategy document obtained by The [New York] Post, one litmus test will be agreement to "defund the police" by 50 percent, slashing the NYPD's budget by $3 billion.

Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' and eliminate the Electoral College.  CNN host Don Lemon proposed radically changing the U.S. political system to take power away from the "minority" vote in the country.  During the hand-off before his show Monday night [9/21/2020], Lemon debated fellow network host Chris Cuomo by arguing Democrats should push to eliminate the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment.  Lemon said such a feat was possible if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the presidency and Democrats "stack the courts."

Ginsburg and Providence in American Politics.  Democrats are the partners of evil in American politics.  From the race-driven politics of slavery that erupted in the Civil War, through the politics of segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the KKK to the politics of race, abortion and gender, the Democrats and their allies in the media and the academia have been engaged in the politics of transforming America from a republican order based on faith, family, and "In God We Trust" into a European-style godless social democracy.

Dems have just handed court-packing as a big election issue for the GOP.  The dimmer bulbs in the Dem chandelier are openly stating their intention to pack the Supreme Court should the party win the Senate and the Oval Office.  This hands an opportunity to every GOP candidate for the Senate (incumbent or challenger) to put his or her opponent on the spot, and demand a public commitment to either reject or endorse the announced plan to expand the number of seats on the court and appoint an ironclad progressive majority. [...] Blind anger, such as the Democrats now feel over the prospect of losing control of the Supreme Court, makes people stupid.  They now are out on a limb, threatening to gut the Supreme Court as a backstop against tyranny.  I don't think a majority of voters want that.

No Rational Person Can Vote Democratic in 2020.  Reason No. 1 — Emotional Blindness: [...] Family voting history, upbringing, and the thought of, "I've always voted that way" plays a big part in peoples' voting decisions.  Many times, a party's actual policy stance runs directly counter to that voter's personal interests (such as devout Catholics supporting Democrats who favor abortion or Jewish voters supporting Democrats who back anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian legislation), but they vote for them anyway, because of a lifelong emotional attachment.  Today, the starkest example of destructive blind party loyalty is the rioting and anti-police violence perpetrated by domestic anarchist groups.  National Democratic politicians refuse to condemn their behavior.  Assassins cheer for police deaths and block the emergency room entrance and every high-profile Democrat remains silent, which effectively amounts to approval.  Yet every committed liberal voter will still vote for them after rationalizing it away.  That is the ultimate in hypocritical emotional blindness.

Dems Call Trump a Mass-Murdering Racist; His Poll Numbers Rise.  [T]he Democratic perception and characterization of Trump is that of a crass, ignorant, xenophobic, incompetent, mass-murdering racist.  How, they ask, can someone who put the "d" in deplorable not find himself universally rejected?  Or, as Peter Strzok, the fired senior FBI agent who led the Trump-Russia collusion probe, famously texted about the 2016 election, "Hillary should win 100,000,000-0."  How, Dems ask, can such an overtly racist president get a 36% approval rating by Black likely voters in a July Rasmussen poll?

Detroit Police Chief Unloads On Democrat Senator Who Called For Disarming 'Every Police Department': 'Absolutely Ridiculous'.  Detroit Police Chief James Craig slammed Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) this week after Markey called for disarming "every police department" of certain types of weapons and non-lethal munitions.  "Portland police routinely attack peaceful protestors with brute force," Markey tweeted.  "We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds."  "Weapons of war" is term that is frequently used by the political left to describe semi-automatic firearms.

City Manager Receives Paid Leave For 'Chickens Come Home To Roost' Post About Ambushed Deputies.  The Lynwood city council voted Tuesday [9/15/2020] to place City Manager Jose Ometeotl on paid administrative leave after he posted an Instagram photo of Malcom X, with the text "Chickens Come Home To Roost" over the image, in response to two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies getting ambushed by an armed assailant over the weekend.  As a result of a city council vote, Ometeotl will now undergo an "internal investigation," officials said late Tuesday. [...] After Fox News Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin posted a screenshot of the city manager's post to Twitter, Ometoetl made his Instagram account private, and the city distanced themselves from his post, saying it wasn't reflective of the council's beliefs.

Rasmussen Poll:  Black Lives Matter Riots Turning People in Riot Zones into Trump Voters.  The violent Black Lives Matter riots that rocked multiple American cities this summer have turned voters who live in those riot zones into Trump supporters, a new Rasmussen poll finds.  The latest Rasmussen Reports Survey found that 63 percent of voters who have seen violent protests in their community "strongly approve" of the president while only 35 percent don't.  The survey suggests that President Trump's strong "law and order" messaging is resonating voters who have had to deal with the riots.  It appears that the more racial unrest these voters see, the less open they seem to be toward the Democrats' racial grievance mongering.

Pennsylvania Sheriff Changes To Republican After Violent Riots: 'Democratic Party Has Left Me'.  Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert announced this week that he has changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican following months of violent riots and attacks on law enforcement by leftists.  "It was a really difficult decision and I've thought long and hard about it, but I feel I stand for the ideals of the Republican Party platform more than the Democrats today," Albert said.  "I've been a lifelong Democrat, but a conservative Democrat at that.  I'm pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a lifetime member of the NRA and, today, I feel my ideals are closer to the Republican Party than Democrats."

Minnesota Police Group Withdraws Support for Democrats — Public Opinion of Joe Biden Marxist Movement Shifts.  An interesting report from One America News Network highlights a shift in Minnesota similar to the recent shift in Wisconsin.  Due to increased violence from Joe Biden's Marxist supporters, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Union has withdrawn their support for Democrat candidates and are now shifting to support Republicans.

Forget the Polls:  Massive Enthusiasm Gap Between Trump and Biden Bodes Ill for Democrats.  Although Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in most national polls, the enthusiasm gap between the two candidates could not be more striking.  The situation is reminiscent of the 2016 race, only there is even less enthusiasm for Biden than there was for Hillary Clinton.  Trump draws huge crowds wherever he appears while Biden can barely muster a few dozen socially distanced quasi-supporters at his meager, tightly scripted events.  As American Greatness previously documented, massive grassroots pro-Trump boat parades have been a thing all year, although they have been mostly unnoticed or ignored by the national media.

Joe Biden Tries to Have It Both Ways on Anti-Police Violence.  Organized anti-police violence is escalating in Democrat-run cities in Democrat-run states.  Polling is showing that the Biden campaign is bleeding out over the issue of BLM and Antifa rioting and the inability of the Biden campaign to come out strongly against civil unrest because its core supporters are either in the streets or whipping up hatred to get other people to riot.  Over the weekend, two LA County Sheriff's deputies were critically wounded in what can only be described as an attempt at a targeted killing. [...] This attack was a logical and foreseeable consequence of the statements and actions and rhetoric of Democrat-elected officials across the nation stoking hatred of police and coddling the people who carry out attacks on police.  And those attacks and the anti-police violence is a feature of the Biden campaign.  Several Biden staffers have donated money to the fund that bails out violent rioters, particularly those who have assaulted police officers in Portland and Seattle.  Kamala Harris has encouraged people to donate to that fund.

The Left Sides With the Criminal.  [Scroll down]  Upon arriving at the scene, the police officers attempted to effectuate an arrest.  Blake resisted.  He apparently got one of the officers in a headlock and resisted two separate uses of a stun gun.  He then disobeyed officers' commands, walked around to the driver's side of an SUV, and reached inside.  A knife later was found on the driver's side floorboard.  This is the definition of a justified shoot, by all available evidence.  Yet former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., have chosen to side with an alleged rapist and against police officers who were attempting to do their job.

Who goes to war armed with rubber bullets?
Sen. Markey says all police must be disarmed of 'weapons of war' including tear gas, rubber bullets.  Sen. Ed Markey said Monday [9/14/2020] that U.S. police officers must uniformly be disarmed of "weapons of war," which according to the senator, include "tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds."  Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler recently issued a ban on the troubled city's police department from using CS gas (also called tear gas) on demonstrators.  Every night for the past four months, police officers in Portland have come face-to-face with protestors and rioters demonstrating in favor of racial justice and police reform.  Often the clashes have become violent and have been connected to several deaths.  Several weeks ago, Wheeler was tear-gassed while marching one night with demonstrators.

Antifa and BLM, the Democrat party's stormtroopers.  The Democrats in Congress continue to block further aid to the catastrophically unemployed due to the virus.  As usual, Pelosi and her vassals in the House are abusing their positions of power, again in some demented logic to defeat the President.  With every fiber of their being, they believe most Americans are mind-numbed idiots.  They are counting on it, counting on us to ignore the fact that they have been advocating for all the rioting the citizens of democrat-run cities have endured.  They assume as well that we will all fail to notice their candidate belongs in a nursing home.  The Biden campaign finally released a statement, too little, too late, in support of law enforcement!

Satanists and Witches for Biden.  Like all progressive groups, The Satanic Temple came out in support of Black Lives Matter.  The Satanic Temple, which distinguishes itself from its rival, The Church of Satan, through its rigorously progressive politics while accusing The Church of Satan of libertarianism, put out a statement by co-founder Lucien Greaves that blasted President Trump and accused the police of randomly killing black people that could have come from any random leftist organization.  "I watched with dismay as, in reaction to the election of Donald Trump, the least qualified, least dignified, least competent president in all of U.S. history," complained Greaves, whose real name is Douglas Mesner, and who has been known to pose wearing goat horns on his head.  Steve Hill ran in a Democrat State Senate primary as the first Satanist to seek public office.  While he lost, the Satanist and Bernie Sanders supporter was able to secure over 10,000 votes from California Democrats.  Since then, Hill has participated in a Black Lives Matter rally and one comment noted the "solidarity between Black Lives Matter and Satanists."

The Atlantic says Democrats will not be able to concede in November.  On Sunday [9/13/2020], The Atlantic ran an article that suggests that if President Trump wins in November, Democrats will not be able to concede the election.  The article was written by Shadi Hamid, where he outlines an entire list of grievances in which the left would not accept a Biden loss.  Such an event, Hamid says, is the worst-case scenario.  The author indicates that Biden losing the election would undermine democracy.  He says that Democrats would not accept losing the electoral college vote as they did in 2016.  He said that they did not accept the results then and would not accept it now.  He continued saying that the violence and extremism that the left has been financing and promoting would continue.  He continued with the same left-wing radical lie that President Trump is to blame and that all of it would go away if Biden were to be elected.  I am sure it would, as would every freedom that we all enjoy every day.

I refuse to play Nancy Pelosi's Washington games.  Playing the game in Washington means dancing to the tune of party leadership, lobbyists, and major donors.  It means you don't play across the aisle.  It means doing as you are told.  It means you are perfectly fine with the status quo, even if that means voting on legislation that spends trillions of dollars of taxpayer money when you have less than 24 hours to review, let alone debate it.  It means staying quiet and abandoning your principles.  I refuse to play that game.

How to Steal an Election - Part II.  The very publication of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) report and the subsequent news media reporting about it are components of psychological warfare within the broader information warfare campaign aimed at spreading demoralizing rumors to Trump supporters.  The goal is to break down and weaken support before, during and after election day.  Demoralized and unmotivated supporters do not make their support for their candidate public.  They do not campaign in neighborhoods or post yard signs.  They do not vote.  They do not volunteer at polling places.  They become convinced their hopes are a lost, and highly controversial cause.  They do not wish to be called a racist, or a hater, or identified with other fringe elements.  They stay at home and watch TV.  Having been psychologically conditioned (through the COVID-19 pandemic) to withdraw, isolate, and lock-down — on largely fiat orders of various government officials — many Americans will react to the "irregular" and extra-legal tactics of the Left.  The Left relies on this reaction to suppress voter turnout and use varying forms of terror, such as reprisals and the threats of reprisals, against those who do not cooperate or who challenge the projected accusations detailed in the TIP report.  The TIP report is careful not to engage in sedition.  They are a whisper away from advocating violence — but these are very sharp political operatives that are all lawyered-up, so they speak in code.

The Trump Scandal Absorption Level Has Been Reached.  [Scroll down]  We're being lied to on a daily basis.  We're being manipulated by a minority that, without the media, would be invisible.  This minority is literally so small that if the media were not sponsoring them, we wouldn't see them.  Now, as you know, psychologically, this sufficient works.  A lot of people on our side think that we are outnumbered — and the truth is, not only are we not outnumbered, they're not even close to outnumbering us.  Despite how you feel, despite how it might look.  And I'm talking specifically about the Marxist radical leftist.  Not the usual liberal Democrats that we know are out there.  I'm talking about the Antifas and the Black Lives Matters.  They are nowhere near a majority of in this country.  They are a tiny minority, and we're being told by CNN and the New York Times every day that the country has now made the move to Marxism.

President Trump may be battered by the waves, but he will not sink.  [Scroll down]  What ails the left is that leftists believe everything they think, and their thinking is characterized by pomposity and intolerance.  One has to look no farther than Twitter to be clobbered by the gross intolerance of Democrats.  They are rude, profane, wholly without manners or grace.  There are the vicious rioters in the streets whom the Democrats refuse to condemn, and there are the equally vicious boors who drive the contempt in which social media is drowning.  Those often anonymous haters hide behind their not so clever handles like schoolyard bullies who cry for their mothers if their true identities are discovered.  That's when they cry "racism," or "white supremacy," or "white privilege," even if, as most of them are, they are white.  There is nothing more absurd than watching a young white female carrying a Black Lives Matter sign shouting obscenities in the face of a black policeman to illustrate the depth of the left's vacuity.

Democrats have a plan: threaten their way into the White House.  A coalition of influential progressive groups — including the SEIU, AFT, Color of Change, Indivisible, MoveOn, and Demos — is organizing, the Daily Beast reports, for "mass public unrest": [...] There's a reason these "secret" plans were revealed in painstaking detail to a sympathetic outlet, one that would repeat fever dreams about "MAGA violence after election day."  It's the latest example of the left's campaign of extortion:  If you want the protesting, rioting, and murder wave to end, all you have to do is hand Joe Biden a landslide.  The organizations claim to be preparing for an election "without a clear outcome," or the possibility that President Donald Trump refuses to concede.  Of course, they have also worked to assure an ambiguous election night by pressing for a massive, disorganized switch to mail-in voting, even as public health experts say in-person voting is as safe as grocery shopping.

Dem Staffer Arrested by the Portland Police During BLM Riot, Dem Response Says It All.  Democrats are now trying to spin away any blame for the BLM riots after they unreservedly embraced the group and tried to downplay the actions as "peaceful protest."  Democratic leaders refused to properly address them or hold rioters accountable.  In fact, there have been multiple Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Ayanna Pressley encouraging calling for unrest in the streets.  On top of all that, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democratic candidate for vice-president contributed to a fund to help bail out people arrested during the riots.  At least 13 Biden staffers also contributed to the fund.  They also encouraged others to contribute as well, helping the fund raise $35 million.  That enabled violent criminals to get out, including one who allegedly committed another assault, leaving a victim with a traumatic brain injury.

'Godless' and 'imposters': Priest unleashes on Dems.  A Catholic priest in America's heartland is going scorched-earth against any Catholic who would vote for a Democrat in the upcoming presidential election, slamming the political party and even leaders of the Catholic Church as "godless," "gutless" and "imposters."  "Here's a memo to clueless baptized Catholics out there:  You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat.  Period," said Rev. James Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a new video.  "Their party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic church teaches.  So just quit pretending that you're Catholic and vote Democrat.  Repent of your support of that party and its platform, or face the fires of hell."

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse responds to video of priest attacking Catholics who are Democrats.  The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse is responding to a video of one of its priests attacking Catholics who are Democrats.  The video, posted to Youtube already has almost 400,000 views.  A video by Father James Altman, the Priest at Saint James the Less Catholic Church here in La Crosse, is causing mixed reactions by those who have seen it.  The video, posted by a right wing media outlet, called Alpha News MN, shows Father Altman making claims against the Democratic party.

The Democrats Pick the Criminal.  On Aug. 23, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer.  The original video, which only included the last moments of the incident, gave no context for the incident.  But further video and police reports made clear what happened. [...] There was an open warrant on Blake for third-degree felony sexual assault; the alleged victim is the woman who dialed 911, and she apparently had a restraining order against Blake. [...] Upon arriving at the scene, the police attempted to effectuate an arrest.  Blake resisted.  He apparently got one of the officers in a headlock and resisted two separate uses of a stun gun.  He then disobeyed officer commands, walked around to the driver's side of an SUV and reached inside.  A knife was found on the driver's side floorboards.  This is the definition of a justified shoot, by all available evidence.  Yet Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris have chosen to side with an alleged rapist and against police officers attempting to do their job.

Donald Trump:  Joe Biden Will Appease Domestic Terrorists, I Will Arrest Them.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued campaigning against the violent radical left rioters in America's major cities, describing them as "domestic terrorists."  "Biden's plan is to appease the domestic terrorists.  My plan is to arrest them," Trump said as the crowd cheered.

The left's awkward lionization of Jacob Blake.  When we first learned that Kenosha resident Jacob Blake was offering his first interviews and sending out video messages from the hospital after being shot by the police in Kenosha, I noted a somewhat fawning tone to the media coverage he was getting.  This left me wondering about the other people involved in his story, particularly the alleged victims of his past criminal behavior. [...] Judging by the thousands of combined retweets and likes that message received, I didn't seem to be the only one raising these nagging questions.  None of these issues slowed down the rest of our major media outlets, however.

By Hailing Jacob Blake As A Hero, Democrats Have Marginalized His Alleged Rape And Abuse Victim.  Kamala Harris is the latest high-profile Democrat to meet with and pay homage to Jacob Blake and his family.  After speaking with them for an hour, Harris gushed to reporters that Blake Sr., known for ranting about "Jews" and "crackers" on social media, and Blake Jr., accused of drunkenly abusing a woman over the course of several years before finally breaking into her house and raping her, are "incredible."  Blake family attorney Benjamin Crump, a man for whom the term "ambulance chaser" was invented, issued a press release after the visit, providing more details about the kumbaya session. [...] Now would be a good time to remind ourselves why Blake Jr. finds himself in a position where he must "work through his pain."

Fostering massive social disorder is no way to protest.  It's increasingly obvious that far too many people out causing havoc in the name of Black Lives Matter are in fact just wallowing in the chance to bully people and break stuff, or worse.  And the ranks of Antifa, in particular, are packed with utter thugs (mostly white) who are devastating mainly black neighborhoods in towns like Kenosha, Wis.  Yes, many protesters try to stand up to the extremists:  In the videos of ruffians trashing restaurants and threatening diners up in Rochester, you see some people trying to stop the mayhem.  But they fail, badly — and so the cause is set back, badly.  And for that, all these movements' leaders are to blame.  The civil-rights movement understood that it could only succeed by appealing to the nation's conscience and ruthlessly policed its own ranks.  Black Lives Matter organizers seem to think otherwise — why else sit by as its followers harass restaurant-goers across the country?

Minnesota Senate candidate says 'crazy' urban liberals driving people to Trump, could flip state red.  President Trump could flip Minnesota — a state that has been blue since 1972 — because of a mishandled coronavirus response and continuing civil unrest in Democrat-run cities, GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis said Saturday [9/5/2020].  The former congressman is battling incumbent Democrat Tina Smith in a Senate race that Real Clear Politics recently moved from "leaning Democrat" to "toss-up."  "It's sort of a microcosm of the entire country.  As the urban liberals become a little bit more crazy, it drives everybody else into Trump country and red country," Lewis said on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

O.C. Democratic leader faces backlash after sharing post praising Ho Chi Minh on Facebook.  An Orange County Democratic Party leader has learned the perils of sharing social media posts praising dead communist leaders.  On Sunday [8/30/2020], Jeff LeTourneau, vice chair of the county's Democratic Party, shared a Facebook post that glorified Ho Chi Minh, the former communist leader of Vietnam.  The post drew immediate criticism from politicians from both parties, including from those who represented Orange County's politically active Vietnamese American community, which was built on a bedrock of refugees from communism and the Vietnam War.

Antifa Effect?  Yes, the Rioting Is Starting to Impact the House Races.  Is Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the violent far-left actually giving a massive in-kind contribution to Republicans this election cycle?  Maybe.  The non-stop rioting in the cities, especially along the Left Coast and now in Kenosha, Wisconsin is starting to show up in the polling.  It's the reason why Joe Biden had to come out of his bunker after the Republican National Convention; the event mentioned the rioting.  It's why CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, who endorsed the violence, said it was now time to settle down because it was hurting Democrats.  Donald Trump is now leading with Independents by ten points, Black and Hispanic voters support for Trump spiked after the GOP convention, and the national race is tightening up.  Trump is tied with Biden in Michigan — and enthusiasm for Trump with his base is sky-high.  Joe Biden is not fairing so well with Democrats on that front.

Gaslighting America:  Democrats And Media Have Turned It Up To 11.  The Democratic Party and its communications office have been telling the country for some time now that night is day and up is down.  But, with the election two months away, the psychological manipulation of the American voter has accelerated.  As we've written the past two days, Joe Biden has condemned the riots that have been wrecking cities and killing people since the May 25 death of George Floyd.  We're glad he finally got around to it.  Yet he and his party are acting as if they've opposed the violence all along and it's President Donald Trump who has failed to come out against it.  But Trump, of course, has been denouncing the riots since they began.  Even when the media were determined to convince us they were "mostly peaceful."

A Clutch of Fools.  Our friends on the left pirouette from position to position, desperate to please the mob.  Consider a point of comparison:  Only a few years ago, a bunch of irresponsible people who took out mortgages they could never hope to afford eventually lost their houses in foreclosures.  People lost businesses, too.  That was, we were assured, a national tragedy, an indictment of capitalism.  But now the anointed mob is burning down homes and businesses, and progressives sniff that these losses are "just property."  Sometimes, property losses (those resulting from failure to pay a valid debt) are the cause of lamentation and the rending of garments, and sometimes property losses (those imposed by criminal violence) are no big deal.  A cynical man might suspect that such progressive posturing is not to be taken seriously.

Democrats are increasingly worried Trump's 'law and order message is resonating with swing state voters.  Democrats have told top advisers to the party's presidential nominee, Joe Biden, that President Donald Trump's "law and order" message and images of disorder during anti-racism protests risk undermining Biden in Midwestern swing states, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday [9/2/2020].  According to the report, Biden's campaign was caught off guard by unrest last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and violence between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, Oregon.

The Editor says...
I find it difficult to believe the Biden team was "caught off guard" by an event that happened ten days earlier.  The Biden campaign would never have mentioned rioting, but the rioters are obviously not Republicans, and the voters are paying attention.

Americans chant 'Death to America' in streets of Oakland.  A large group of demonstrators took to the streets in Oakland over the weekend to protest alleged systemic racism in part by chanting "Death to America," which drew a heavy negative response.  Several videos of the protests were posted online to social media, and a number of people expressed their disagreement — not with the act of protesting, but with the message.  "The left has created a monster that they have lost complete control of," Jason Howerton wrote.  "I never thought I'd see people chanting "death to America" in the streets of America."

Here are Joe Biden Supporters Chanting 'Death to America' in Oakland.  In the olden days, "Death to America" was something you would hear in Iran.  Not Oakland.  But this is who Joe Biden supporters are now.  Call it Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or a ham sandwich.  It's all the left, and Joe Biden is the empty vessel the left is using right now, as Nancy Pelosi/Bernie Sanders try to "Weekend at Bernie's" Biden all the way to the White House.  He, and they, own this.

Trump's Running to Save Us from a Race War Fomented by Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The left in this country — it's patently obvious now — they want this election to be, they want the current American circumstance to be black versus white, not left versus right, not male versus female, not straight versus gay.  They want it to be black versus white.  Immigrant versus native maybe, but as long as it has a racial component, that's what the Democrats are attempting to foment.  And Trump didn't buy it.  He didn't buy into it.  He didn't take the bait.  He didn't respond in kind.  All last week the president made clear that it's about people who are constructive, who are productive and generally happy.  That's us.  Versus people who are — let's face it — miserably unhappy.

Neighbors Allegedly Write Letter Singling Out Neighbor For Trump Yard Sign.  Fox News contributor Guy Benson on Saturday posted a letter allegedly given to a friend's neighbor because they "have a Trump sign in their yard."  "Thank you for proudly and prominently displaying your signs of political support!  These symbols make it impossible for us to ignore how you truly feel about us as your neighbors," said the handwritten note, which was signed "your neighbors who dare to be different."

The Editor says...
Sounds like the person who really dares to be different is the one getting all the flack.

The Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden.  People used to accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime."  Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.  (Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob).  The eccentric, oddball, strange and perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime.  President Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to fight the war with the crime on their streets.  This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal agents to Chicago and Kansas City.  He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city.  At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and rioting.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.

Mass Exodus: People are Fleeing Democrat Cities.  We are in the midst of a mass exodus of Americans from Democrat-run cities, yet Democrats cannot seem to figure out why.  The reasons are easily explainable, but apparently not to average Democrats, who are apparently unable to discern the obvious. [...] Before we get to the exodus, here is a reminder of a few of their actions:
  •   Running with the Ukrainian impeachment hoax
  •   Refusing to condemn the Chicoms for withholding info about their virus
  •   Obstructing the federal virus response (having not made a single positive recommendation made by any #Dementiacrat members of Congress!)
  •   Completely politicizing the virus, shutting down Blue states and implementing arbitrary authoritarian policies, incentivizing the reporting of deaths as "virus-related,"
  •   Stoking the racist fires of BLM (not a single elected Dementiacrat has condemned BLM)
  •   Aiding and abetting rioting in the streets (including setting up bail money to rapidly get the few arrested protesters back on the streets for more rioting), running a God-free national convention, supporting the cancel culture that aims to destroy the Republic
  •   Implementing policies to send virus-infected elderly back into assisted living quarters to infect other elderly people
  •   Lying nonstop during their national convention while offering no positive solutions (only full-blown socialism), supporting defunding of the police nationwide
  •   Nominating two candidates who are compromised by Communist China (not one, but two Manchurian candidates in the truest sense)
  •   Making common cause with America's enemies at every turn (e.g., Communist China and Iran)
Worst of all, the Democrats have let BLM and Antifa run wild in the streets of Blue cities, destroying businesses and public property, defacing historical monuments, and causing an exodus of citizens from those cities (those who can do so are fleeing those cities in droves!).

Andrew Sullivan: 'These despicable fanatics, like it or not, are now in part the face of the Democrats'.  Andrew Sullivan's take on the danger posed to Dems by chaos in the streets is worth a read.  I don't agree with all of it but Sullivan seems to be making a genuine attempt to not be guided by talking points from either side of the aisle and it's interesting to watch even if it's not a completely successful effort.  Frankly, some of what he says seems to at least partly contradict other things he's saying but I guess that's what happens sometimes when you're reacting honestly and not just picking sides.  Mostly what comes through is his disgust at the rioting which Democrats have only belatedly realized could be a problem.

It's a little late now, isn't it?
Democrats worry about voter backlash in suburbs.  Democratic strategists are worried scenes of violence in Kenosha, Wis., and the "defund the police" debate could give Republicans and President Trump a boost with suburban voters.  The issue has come back to the forefront amid new incidents of violence, property destruction and protests this week after another unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot in the back by a police officer.  Some Democrats worry the continuing unrest could give Trump an opening with swing voters in Wisconsin and other key states that voted for Trump in 2016.

The Democrats Face the Inferno They Created.  The other day a puling Don Lemon, the infamous CNN anchor, [...] ripped the mask off the Democrat/leftist body politic when he opined that presidential candidate Joe Biden needed to speak out against the rioting currently destroying Democrat-run cities because the unrestrained violence was beginning to hurt him at the polls.  In uttering nary a word about the impact the widespread suffering and destruction was having on Americans, he starkly displayed the callous disregard Democrats have for this nation and its citizens. [...] Someone once said that if you give people long enough and listen carefully, they will always tell you who they are.  Lemon is telling us exactly who the Democrats are.  It was a staggeringly profound confession, whether he intended it as so or not.  Perhaps next he will advise Biden to advocate reopening the economy and the schools because trying to destroy the country in order to use impoverished and despondent Americans against Trump for political purposes was also costing him votes.

Virginia Democrats Pass Bill That Eases Sentencing for Assaulting Police.  The Virginia Senate passed a new bill that would weaken sentencing for assaulting a police officer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday [8/26/2020].  The bill would strike down Virginia's six-month mandatory minimum sentence for striking an officer and provide judges the discretion to lower charges to a misdemeanor in less severe cases.  Despite vehement opposition from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked the passage of the bill with a party-line vote.  Republican members argued that the bill undercuts police officers who are confronting a nationwide crime wave.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  Democrats approve of burning cities, mass riots, and hundreds of beatings for those willing to wear Trump-branded clothing.  Surveys show that nearly half of leftists won't even be friends with Trump-supporters.  There are also countless examples of Trump-supporters blacklisted for incorrect political viewpoints.  None of this is congruent with a kind, tolerant, peaceful brand.  Perhaps the pinnacle of the left's false brand image happened at a Minnesota high school when students violently beat another student for carrying a Trump flag during a protest — against gun violence.  It's hard for someone to be likable when any level of disagreement is anathema to him.  The same applies to the Democrat brand.  Hollywood has resorted to rewriting existing superheroes to be more woke because it can't create woke heroes.  That's because there is nothing admirable about wokeness.  Children don't aspire to be perpetual complainers who thrive on destroying people for typos.  There is nothing likable about paranoid malcontents, who see racism and Russian assets everywhere they look.  Nobody wants to be a leftist because it sounds miserable, and multiple polls prove that Democrats are less happy than Republicans.

Like trapped rats, Democrats and other leftists are starting to get nervous.  No one believes in "President Biden," which is a generic idea without any policies attached.  Trump offers Americans a mirror of themselves and their highest aspirations.  That's a winner.

The Democrats Attack the Country; the Republicans Attack the Democrats.  Last week, we watched as Joe Biden and his increasingly radical party outlined their dark perception of the country.  They offered few policies and no solutions.  Their message boiled down to America is evil and rotten to the core, and Trump is a fascist who represents an existential "threat to our democracy." The Democrats also called Trump a racist, accused him of culpability for every single COVID-19 death in the country, and for the economic contraction that has led to a 10 percent unemployment rate.  As if the well-documented failures of the Postal Service over the last several decades have not already undermined it enough, Hillary Clinton blamed Trump for supposedly trying to sabotage it in an attempt to "steal an election."

Third night of RNC 2020 puts the onus squarely on Joe Biden.  Mike Pence put it on the line in his speech on the third night of the Republican Convention:  "You will not be safe in Joe Biden's America."  As he spoke, Kenosha was reeling from the violence of the past four days while rioters were trashing Minneapolis yet again.  The embrace of law and order was one of the key themes of the night, and Pence was at his most dramatic as he said, "The violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha.  Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down.  We will have law and order on the streets of America."  He said that the men and women of law enforcement "are the best of us," and that "we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line."

What Will Replace the Police?  Ten Historical Examples.  Perhaps we have found the Democrats' Kryptonite.  Conservatives have noticed for quite some time that the left never showed adequate concern about far-left extremism.  The far left has greater numbers and, unlike the far right, is entrenched in major institutions like colleges.  The far left hopes to claim the anti-police violence as a historic win for its side.  Democrats can't claim that the Floyd protests had nothing to do with rioting.  Protests have become linked in Americans' minds with riots.  The organization seen as leading these demonstrations was Black Lives Matter (BLM), whose premier issue was defunding or abolishing the police.  BLM leaders like Alicia Garza never hid their intent.  Most BLM activists rejected talk of mere reform as too weak and compromising.  Attempts by skittish Democrats like Jim Clyburn to disown anti-police slogans can't undo the effect of many fellow Democrats' embracing of a group whose trademark demand is shutting down police.

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Freaks Out On 'Fox And Friends,' Brian Kilmeade Cuts Away.  On Tuesday [8/25/2020], Fox News contributor and former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile became irate on "Fox & Friends" when speaking with conservative pundit Tammy Bruce about the current wave of violence breaking out across America.  The moment became so heated that co-host Brian Kilmeade had to cut away.  The heated exchange began when Tammy Bruce highlighted the fact that few if any, Democrats have spoken out against the violence unfolding in cities across America.

RNC 2020 opening night ratings on C-SPAN blow away DNC viewership.  The opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention blew last week's Democratic snoozefest out of the water, drawing in six times more viewers on C-SPAN's livestream.  Approximately 440,000 people tuned in to watch the first night of the virtual GOP convention on Monday, compared to just 76,000 views for the first night of the DNC, according to a Hill report.  While the Democratic gathering boasted speeches from big names such as former first lady Michelle Obama, who gave a rousing endorsement of Joe Biden and drew the ire of President Trump, far more people tuned in to see Donald Trump Jr., Nikki Haley and the gun-wielding McCloskeys bash Biden.

RNC 2020: Democrat Vernon Jones delivers blistering attack on his party.  Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones bashed his party and declared his ardent support for President Trump in a speech Monday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention.  Jones, who was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016, made waves in April with his endorsement of Trump.  During his RNC address, he railed against his party, saying it had become "infected with a pandemic" of intolerance, bigotry, socialism and anti-cop sentiment.  Dems have "a dangerous tolerance for people who attack others, destroy property, and terrorize our communities," he said.

Vernon Jones:  Democrats 'Infected' with Pandemic of Intolerance, Socialism, Anti-Police Bias.  Vernon Jones, a Georgia Democrat state Rep., said during the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday that the Democrats are "infected" with the "pandemic" of "bigotry, socialism, and anti-law enforcement bias."  Jones garnered national headlines after he came out in support of President Donald Trump.  He noted that a "lifelong Democrat" might seem like an odd picture at the Republican National Convention; however, he charged that the Democrat Party does not "want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades."  The Georgia lawmaker charged that Trump is the "president that America needs to lead us forward."

Two conventions, one angry and miserable, the other optimistic and grateful.  The difference in tone between the Democrat and Republican conventions could not be more distinct.  The four days of the Democrat infomercial were characterized by misery and anger.  Not one of the Democrat speakers even smiled.  They made it clear, each and every one of them, that they hate this country.  Consider Michelle Obama's scowling face; every person who spoke exuded rage, fury that President Trump had survived the four years of their demented attempts to destroy his presidency.  Even before the election, higher-ups at the FBI, the DOJ and the CIA had hatched a scheme to prevent his victory.  Once elected but before his inauguration, they escalated their treasonous plan which was constructed out of a tissue of lies.  To this day, Adam Schiff continues to promote the many lies he has foisted upon the American people with the eager help of a despicable and immoral media.  This was a grievously corrupt group of people with power to abuse — and abuse it they did.  But they failed.  Yet they have not been deterred.

While Claiming To Champion Justice, Democrats Are Letting American Cities Burn.  The leaders of the Democratic Party think they are destroying America in order to save it.  Our nation's urban revival, of which New York City was the preeminent example, was one of the great successes of the last few decades.  Now this achievement is in danger as the costliest civil unrest in American history drags on, enabled by the deliberate fecklessness of Democratic leaders.  Nightly riots and assaults in Portland, massive organized looting in Chicago, and escalating violence in NYC and elsewhere are still ongoing as police are pulled back.  The destruction and pillaging have devastated local economies already wounded by the Chinese coronavirus.

Fight for America — voters must do this to stop socialism and anarchy.  Rioting.  Vandalism.  Bullying opponents into silence.  Calls to defund the police, abolish the Electoral College and remake America as a socialist country.  It's hard to believe what we're now seeing.  For months, the forces of Marxism, socialism and anarchy have terrorized our streets and threatened the values that make America the greatest nation in the world.  They have shown no signs of stopping, and many left-leaning politicians, members of the media and celebrities either tacitly accept their behavior or openly cheer it on.  Today, America has a choice of two paths.  We can embrace the foundational principles that created this nation of limited government and individual liberty.  Or we can veer down the path of those who trash those principles, who teach our children that America was illegitimate from the start, and who want to make the vast majority of Americans subservient to an all-powerful government.

The Democrats Ignored the Riots, but Republicans Won't.  The Democratic National Convention is over, and Democrats did not leave much to voters' imaginations.  The party faithful were likely enlivened by the speakers who sketched out a transformative vision for the future of the country.  Less ideological voters will probably appreciate the not-exactly-subtle efforts to contrast Joe Biden's character and comportment with Donald Trump's.  The party smartly shaped much of its pitch around the pandemic, which will likely be the election's most salient issue and one that does not favor the incumbent president.  And yet, there were many glaring thematic omissions throughout this nominating convention.  The ones that Republicans are most likely to exploit when the focus turns to the GOP next week are rising crime rates, lawlessness in American cities, and the Democratic Party's tacit acceptance of those intolerable conditions.

Criminal justice activist Donna Hylton, featured in DNC video, was convicted for role in grisly 1985 murder.  Donna Hylton was known as inmate #86G0206 for 27 years.  She was behind bars for her role in the grisly murder and torture of Thomas Vigliarolo, a balding New York businessman found stuffed inside a steamer trunk and left to rot in Harlem.  Hylton and six others let him die "in the most heinous circumstances," the prosecutor said at their trial in 1985.  On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hailed Hylton as one of "America's most impactful community leaders" and asked her to participate in a video reading of the Preamble to the Constitution during a televised portion of the convention.

The Sleight-of-Hand Convention.  I watched all of the convention, and the word "China" was not uttered until 10:57 p.m. on Thursday.  Nor did any of the Democrats mention the violence that has erupted in America's cities after the protests against the killing of George Floyd.  Biden talked about jobs, but the American worker made only guest appearances in the four days of programming.  If you are a Hispanic contractor or an Obama-Trump voter in the Midwest, was any of this convention relevant to you?  No doubt Biden's speech was affecting.  But the Democrats were awfully vague about what they plan to do if they find themselves in power next year.  Time and again, Americans have elected Democratic governments only to find themselves shocked and appalled two years later.  The Democrats campaign as a worker's party, but govern as a Bobo one.  It happened to Bill Clinton.  It happened to Obama.  Is there any reason to think a Biden presidency will be different?

On the Occasion of Not Watching the 2020 Democrat Convention.  This is not a Democratic Convention, but rather a convention of persons calling themselves Democrats.  There is no Democratic Party because there is nothing democratic about it in the most important sense of the word.  It is the antithesis of democracy.  They prattle about unity, but what each of the speakers really wants is obedience to the agenda of whatever unhappy soul is speaking at the moment.  They claim to unite in their singular vitriol and hatred of Donald Trump, but it is really their hatred of one another and us who do not obey that compels them.  Just listen to them canceling us and each other out for failure to embrace one another's orthodoxies.  Unhappy and unsmiling as they recite their recorded messages, it is clear that there is nothing that would make them less angry and more happy — even winning the presidency won't do that.  They want control, and they want power.  What they will do with power if they get it is not a pleasant prospect.

A Fake DNC Convention Ends With Real Nastiness.  [Scroll down]  "I'm proud to be a nasty, nasty woman," Julia Louis Dreyfuss gloated.  It's not just her own aspiration, but that of the party that invited her.  The Democrats want to play at being serious, principled folks bringing the country together, but they're proud to be nasty.  "I will draw on the best of us, not the worst of us," Joe Biden claimed, accepting his nomination after a convention filled with conspiracy theories about mailboxes, smears, and cheap shots.  That promise is coming from a politician who spent his career insulting voters, calling them fat and stupid, whose family is notorious for profiting from his political office, who palled around with segregationists and sexual predators, but whom three nights of celebrities and fellow hacks from across the political swamp spectrum now insist is really a kind, decent, and loveable man.  Biden's transformation after 47 years of nastiness is just as convincing as that of his party.  The Democrats insist that Joe Biden is a man of faith, even as their caucuses clip "God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The DNC Tried to Do Comedy, It Was One of the Most Awkward Things I've Ever Witnessed.  The DNC has thankfully come to a close.  Joe Biden ended it with a teleprompter performance in which he did not forget where he was, so in that sense, it's being hailed as a success.  Of course, no matter what happened, the headlines were already written.  It was "optimistic" and "uplifting."  Rest assured, when the RNC happens next week, it'll be "dark" and "divisive" no matter what is actually said.  Of course, it wasn't all flowery language.  The DNC also had Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Seinfeld fame (I know she's been in other stuff, I just don't care) do a bit.  That led to some of the most awkward "comedy" I've ever witnessed.  [Video clip]  Of course, no Democrat joke session would be complete without insinuating that VP Mike Pence is gay, because that's the pinnacle of hilarity on the left.  [Another video clip]  You get it?  She changed his name to something it's not because that is slang in another country for being a homosexual.  Absolute comedic brilliance.  Note that Democrats are always allowed to get away with things that would be called "homophobic" if it came from someone on the right.

Joe Biden's DNC Acceptance Speech Gets 21% Lower Ratings Than Clinton in 2016.  Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democrat presidential nomination Thursday, but his speech drew fewer viewers than Hillary Clinton did in 2016, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.

Hatred, Prejudice and Rage.  I am becoming increasingly optimistic about this year's election.  It seems obvious that the Democrats have gone far overboard, and are alienating huge segments of the electorate.  There is indeed a pro-arson, pro-looting faction, but it can hardly comprise a majority.  The Democrats seem to think that Trump hatred can drag even a pitiful candidate like Joe Biden across the finish line, but Americans have never been haters.  Not a majority of them, anyway.  And there is little evidence that Trump hatred rules the electorate.  On the contrary, the current Rasmussen survey of likely voters finds Trump with a 51% approval rating.

DNC Panel Features 'Mermaid Queen-King' Who Calls For the Abolition of ICE, Police, and Prisons.  The Democratic National Convention on Tuesday [8/18/2020] featured a panelist who identifies as a "nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King" and who called for the abolition of the police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and prisons.  According to the panelist's Wake Forest University bio, J Mai is a "Black-Vietnamese, transgender nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King," who recently became a "licensed minister in the Progressive National Baptist Church."  J. Mai made the extreme comments during a DNC LGBTQ caucus meeting.  "Why can't folks imagine a world without the cops?  Why can't folks imagine a world without prisons?  Why can't people expand their imaginations to include community care, to include an abolitionist future?" the self-avowed "mermaid Queen-King" said.  J Mai stressed that she was talking about real abolition, not a watered-down version.

Democrats Sure Hate America.  In watching the Democratic National Convention one thing strikes me over and over again — Democrats really don't like this country and the people in it.  No, this wasn't news to me, but it was surprising to see them be so open about it; proud of it, really.  The opening night was a list of grievances, an endless stream of whiny leftists declaring how racist everything and everyone is.  Honestly, if I lived in a place where I truly believed its very existence was based on oppressing me, you couldn't keep me there.  I wouldn't stick around, and I surely wouldn't try to take it over.  I'd get [...] out of there and go someplace else.  Yet, Democrats claim to love the country while calling for "fundamental transformation" of it.

The DNC's Ratings Enter Dumpster Fire Territory.  The ratings for the first two nights of the DNC are in and they aren't very good.  Compared to four years ago, total viewership among the broadcast networks is down 42%.  Even among the hardcore audience of the cable news networks, the Democrats are running at a 16% deficit compared to 2016.

Is This Real?  Why Some Are Calling the DNC Outro Monday Night 'The Moment Trump Won Re-Election'.  This cannot be real.  Did two hours of watching the Democratic National Convention cause me to lose my mind?  President Trump was blamed by one woman for causing her father's death from COVID.  Yeah, she used his dead body to score political points, I'm sure that's what he — a Trump supporter — would have really wanted.  Bernie tried to get the progressive base excited for Joe; it wasn't convincing.  And then we have the loser brigade, some no-name Republicans who are throwing their support behind Joe Biden.  John Kasich is also doing that — forever cementing himself as the Benedict Arnold of the Republican Party.  Well, at least for this cycle, he's decided to fill the role.

DNC Night One — I Think the Democrats Want Trump to Win.  Well, the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) kinda/sorta got underway on Monday night and we're still waiting to hear from the twelve people who aren't in political media who watched it. [...] One of the more perplexing things was the DNC giving a speaking slot to former Ohio governor and noted mailman's son John Kasich.  Kasich brings slightly less excitement than dryer lint to any gathering he graces but what was most amusing was that during the somnambulant lead-up to the DNC, the Democrats were acting like Kasich was a real big get for them.  He's a milquetoast squish Republican whom no Republicans like anymore, so he tucked tail and went begging for attention crumbs from the Democrats, which is the way of the spineless squishes.  After backstabbing his own party to score points with the Democrats and their flying monkeys in the media, Kasich then — as Matt details at Townhall — [betrayed] his hosts by disparaging Bartender of the Year Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Cuomo's Appalling DNC Speech, and Biden's Endorsement of It, Is an Opportunity for Republicans.  Night one of the virtual Democratic National Convention descended into cringeworthiness on multiple occasions.  It featured awkward State-of-the-Union response-style political speeches, interspersed with musical interludes and glorified Zoom meetings.  It was emceed by a Hollywood celebrity, at times giving off major telethon vibes.  I can't imagine a normal human voluntarily tuning in at the beginning of the program and making it through the entire two hours.  But if Republicans are tempted to point and laugh, they should humbly recall that their turn comes next week, and the strange, unprecedented format likely won't be any easier for them.  Democrats have the entertainment industry's most glittering creative talents at their disposal, and they came up with... that.  Some speakers were stronger and more effective than others.  A few were downright awful.  Some of the pre-packaged content was painful to watch.

Today's Democratic Party.  Today's Democratic Party is exemplified by John Thompson, who won a primary on Tuesday and is the DFL-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 67A.  Earlier today he led a BLM harassment effort at the home of Bob Kroll, President of the Minneapolis Police Department's union.  As you can see, Thompson is a profane, violent lunatic:  [Video clips]  It is highly probable that John Thompson will be a member of the Minnesota legislature beginning in January.  This is today's Democratic Party.  If these are not the people you want running our country, you had better not just vote Republican, but contribute to Republican candidates and volunteer for their campaigns.

Black Congressional Candidate In Minn Screams At Kids In Front Of Their House, Calls Them Klansmen.  [Video clip]

Democrats' Celebration Of Coercive Government Policy Has Begun.  The socialist hootenanny, also known as 2020's virtual Democratic National Convention, is now one installment into its miserable four-day run.  What have we learned so far?  While delegates and speakers are in remote locations, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is in Milwaukee, the site he personally chose for the convention.  It is wholly suitable for the event.  The Wisconsin city might be the most socialist municipality in America.  "Milwaukee is the only large American city to have elected socialist mayors — and kept them in power for almost 40 years," says WTTW, a public (of course) television station in Chicago.  Voters have even elected socialist "state and local legislators and one congressman."

MSM Members Pan DNC: 'Feels Like One Long Ad on YouTube,' 'Please Talk Me Off the Ledge,' 'Unwatchable'.  Members of the mainstream media panned the virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Monday for its similarity to a long infomercial and its boring and out-of-date feel.  Philip Lewis, front page editor for the left-wing Huffington Post, perhaps summarized it best in his tweet:  "The DNC so far feels like one long ad on YouTube you'd usually skip."  Charles M. Blow, a New York Times columnist, tweeted, "This is a good effort by the DNC, but you can already tell that a virtual convention is going to be tough."  There are three additional days of the DNC.

Wow, the Democratic Convention was a bizarre night of television.  The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night with all the glamour and excitement of a Zoom conference.  The Home Shopping Network produces more dynamic programming and is far better at pushing product.  Inexplicably, former "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria Bastón served as host.  Wearing a white sleeveless sheath dress and a permanent expression of teary concern, Longoria Bastón repeatedly invoked the convention's theme, "We the People."  She should have demanded a script doctor.  "YOU are the 'we' in 'we the people,'" she said.  Also: "'We the people' means all the people, even those with whom we might not agree."  Fourth-grade social studies class is more sophisticated and less insulting.

How to shock your woke kin out of Marxism.  In reading historian Paul Kengor's stunning new book on the demonic roots of the socialist movement — The Devil and Karl Marx — I came across one small section of the book that has the potential to deprogram the young Marxists in your life.  No, it is not Karl Marx's early and openly expressed willingness to walk on the wild side.  "My soul is chosen for hell," Marx wrote as an aspiring young poet, one of his many publicly declared yearnings to embrace the satanic over-soul.  (Quick digression:  Had Marx been a better poet and Hitler a better painter, just think how different the world would be today.)  Nor is it Marx's cruel exploitation of the women in his life.  No, what will trouble the clueless Marxists you might know — and if they are not clueless, they are evil — is Marx's extravagant racism and anti-Semitism.  The anti-Semitism I knew about.  The racism I did not.

Stacey Abrams:  The Perfect Democrat.  When Stacey Abrams was running for Georgia governor, she had an impressive list of social changes she wanted to make.  People paying their bills didn't make the cut.  Abrams was $228,000 in debt during her 2017 campaign for Georgia governor, including $50,000 to I.R.S.  Despite that, she managed to loan her campaign $50,000.  She also owed $76,000 in credit card debt and $96,000 for Yale Law School.  Abrams claimed that family obligations and a misunderstanding of how credit cards worked as the reason for her financial mess.  This from a woman who is a tax attorney who wanted to be the vice president of the United States.  Abrams claims the concept of handling money seemed to escape her.  She wrote that when she was at Spelman College, she got her first credit cards but was unaware that they would be "yoked to something called a credit score."

Protest held outside New York bakery over MAGA cake, bakery says it is still making the design.  A protest was held outside of a New York bakery Thursday over a MAGA hat cake.  Coccadotts Cake Shop in Albany put a picture on its social media of a cake baked into the shape of a red "Make American Great Again" hat.  The cake was a custom-order.  The cake set off a wave of backlash when it was posted in late July.  Though it was quickly deleted after the negative response, protestors from the Black Lives Matter movement and those supporting the MAGA cake faced off in front of the bakery on Aug. 13.  According to video footage from the protest, the sides are seen arguing while police officers attempt to keep a barricade between the groups.

Riots should re-elect Trump.  Only a fool would rebuild because city hall let rioters destroy 150 buildings and cause a half-billion-dollars in damage.  In Seattle, the mayor let rioters take over a six-block area, ceding the nation's first gayborhood to anarchists.  The city council cut the police budget, which forced the city's only black police chief to resign.  There are no black people on city council.  So much for Black Lives Matter.  In Chicago, rioters crossed the line and trashed the stores along the Magnificent Mile.  This broke the long-standing Democrat rule of allowing criminals to do what they want in poor black neighborhoods, but leave the elitists alone.  New York also broke that covenant.  Turning the cities into urban wastelands forces residents to flee for the suburbs.  Only the most delusional Democrats believe those refugees will vote for Basement Biden and COMMA-la Harris.

Austin guts police budget to pay Planned Parenthood.  The Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday [8/13/2020] to gut its police budget.  The Austin Police Department, which is already about 200 officers below full strength, will have its budget cut by one-third.  The city's murder rate is spiking but evidently that's of no concern.

Democrats Dance with the Devil.  No one realized how weak the mainstream Democrat Party had become, or how powerful Black Lives Matter and Antifa had become, until they destroyed downtown Minneapolis.  Until then, they had done little more than make nuisances of themselves. [...] The riots that started in Minneapolis quickly spread to Seattle, Chicago, New York, Portland, and dozens of other Democrat-run cities.  Local authorities didn't know how to react.  After all, the rioters were presumptive Democrat voters. [...] Black Lives Matter and Antifa seem to have thoroughly cowed the Democrat Party.  Whatever they wish, Democrats shall do.  You want us to defund the police?  Sure.  Paint BLM "murals" on city streets?  Hand me a roller.  Don't want us to prosecute rioters?  Wouldn't think of it.  Looting is payback for long-overdue reparations?  Well, yeah.  Okay.  Democrats must surely worry about the optics of bowing to the rioters' will.

Crushing the Barbarians Inside the Gates.  [Scroll down]  What obliterates the woke narrative is the simple truth that the constitutional American republic with its rights and obligations under law, the free market economy together with common sense and traditional values have driven more creativity and prosperity than any other system in human history.  President Trump appreciates that heritage and wants to build on it.  Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have embraced the woke agenda and the social media cancel culture, and have accepted the visible toppling and removal of America's historic statues and monuments and the expungement of virtue from its history in order to remake and transform the nation.  The choice in the November elections could not be more clear-cut and the consequences more profound.

Kamala Has Already Struck Out.  Many analysts believe that Kamala Harris will be America's most radical left political candidate ever.  She's consistently among the top two "most progressive" members of the Senate.  She has been called one of the most radical-left politicians today; pick any pet woke cause, and Kamala will be farthest left!  These policy positions are not only constitutionally problematic; they are also prohibitively expensive, with a price tag in the multiple billions of dollars! [...] What Kamala Harris offers in the veepstakes is a promise to promote a grab bag of assorted radical goals of every oddball progressive from Bernie to AOC to Obama and be an advocate for special constituencies — pro-abortion voters, instigators of the BLM movement's racism, gun control activists, and illegal aliens.

Franklin Graham warns Biden-Harris ticket 'should be a great concern to all Christians'.  Evangelist Franklin Graham, a prominent evangelical supporter of President Trump, is calling on Christians to take note of one issue presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris both adamantly support.  The son of the late Rev. Billy Graham notes, Biden-Harris "are labeled as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in the history of our nation."  "This should be a great concern to all Christians," Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, tweeted.  "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am pro-life [and] believe every life is precious to God."

Biden to Ensure His Presidency 'Addresses the Unique Needs of... Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Women'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he is elected president his administration will address "the unique needs of... lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women."  "Biden knows that addressing the challenges faced by women and girls is more than just a campaign promise — it's an imperative if the Administration is going to succeed in its broader efforts to make sure the government and economy work for all Americans," says a page on Biden's campaign website.

The Editor says...
Promoting homosexuality is not "work[ing] for all Americans."

Are Today's Leftists Truly Marxists?  Marx is a hero to many labor union leaders and civil rights organizations, including leftist groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and some Democratic Party leaders.  It is easy to be a Marxist if you know little of his life.  Marx's predictions about capitalism and the "withering away of the state" turned out to be grossly wrong.  What most people do not know is that Marx was a racist and an anti-Semite.  When the U.S. annexed California after the Mexican-American War, Marx wrote:  "Without violence nothing is ever accomplished in history."  Then he asked, "Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?"  Friedrich Engels added:  "In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it.  It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States."  Many of Marx's racist ideas were reported in "Karl Marx, Racist," a book written by Nathaniel Weyl, a former member of the U.S. Communist Party.

Why I Want Biden to Lose More than I Want Trump to Win.  Today's Democrats think the police are the enemy, not the rioters, who they like to call "mostly peaceful protestors."  Some Democrats have called law enforcement officers "storm troopers" and "secret agents."  When Donald Trump sent federal agents to Portland to stop the rioters from burning down the federal courthouse, the mayor of the city and the governor of Oregon were angry with the president — not the anarchists!  This is a party that invited Attorney General William Barr to a congressional hearing but wouldn't let him respond to their non-stop onslaught of attacks.  They accused him of corruption, of perjury of violating his oath and of betraying the Constitution.  And when he tried to respond, they constantly interrupted to say, "I reclaim my time."  In plain English that means we get to talk and call you names and you're expected to shut up and take it.  If that happened on the street, someone would wind up with a bloody nose.

Far-left Portland mayoral candidate can't bring herself to denounce violence.  I joked on Friday after Portland's latest nightly travesty that Mayor Ted Wheeler was destined to be challenged at the polls for his response.  But, Portland being Portland, it would be a challenge from the left, accusing him of being too pro-cop.  I didn't realize when I wrote that that it's already come to pass.  He just missed winning a clear majority of the vote in Portland's May election, finishing with 49 percent of the vote.  The second-place finisher was ultra-left Sarah Iannarone, who nabbed a respectable 24 percent in a crowded field.  A poll taken in late June found Wheeler and Iannarone effectively tied, with a third of Portland voters undecided.  Given that the six weeks since that poll was taken haven't been a model of tranquility for the city, God only knows how much of an anti-incumbent vote might be out there now.  Iannarone could be a legit contender.

Seattle City Council approves plan to defund police department, slashes jobs and salaries.  The Seattle City Council voted Monday to move forward with a controversial proposal that would begin the process of defunding the police department.  The 7-1 vote comes despite objections from the city's police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers' Guild.  The plan would ultimately slash funding to the department but not the 50% some had sought.  Seattle currently has around 1,400 police officers, and the current plan would see about 100 cut.  It was also cut the police department's $400 million budget by about $3 million, according to KOMO.  Councilmember Kshama Sawant was the sole "no" vote because she felt the proposals didn't go far enough, while Debora Juarez abstained, according to MyNorthWest.com.

Democrat-Controlled Seattle Votes To Defund Police As Violent Crime, Far-Left Riots Surge.  The Democrat-controlled Seattle City Council voted late on Monday to advance a highly controversial plan to defund the Seattle Police Department as violent crime and far-left riots have rocked the city in recent months.  The Seattle City Council voted to remove approximately $3 million from the Seattle Police Department's budget, [...]

'Defund the Police' is a media fantasy.  If you've paid any attention to the news, particularly cable news, over the last couple of months since George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis, you might think "defunding" or "abolishing" the police is a widely held and even somewhat mainstream desire.  Gallup suggests this is untrue.  The vast majority of Americans of all races and ethnicities don't want the police to leave their communities.

Coronavirus negotiation 'makes me wonder' if Democrats want to tank economy:  Navarro.  White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday [8/9/2020] that he's beginning to wonder if Democrats are purposely stalling coronavirus stimulus negotiations to tank the economy in an attempt to make President Trump look bad.  "There is this theory, Chuck, that the Democrats would prefer to see the economy go into the tank for another 90 days because that harms the president," Navarro told Chuck Todd on Sunday in an interview on "Meet the Press."  "I hope that Capitol Hill hasn't become that cynical.  But watching these negotiations makes me wonder, because we've been willing to bend."  Talks have been stalled for weeks as Democrats have asked for more than $3 trillion in the relief bill while Republicans are looking for a narrower package around $1 trillion.

Trump boxes Democrats into a corner on help for the unemployed.  President Trump has given the Democrats a surprise thrashing, hoisting them on their own petard over stimulus payments in what must be the legislative jiujitsu of the year. [...] They had their chance to pass a stimulus bill that would have helped the unemployed, but for them, first-things-first:  They held that package hostage to the all-important need, for them, of bailing out mismanaged blue Democrat cites and their unions.  The little guy's $400 weekly unemployment check booster would have to wait.  Plus, multi-milionaire Pelosi pooh-poohed those checks as "an illusion" same as she did the news that workers were getting $1,000 raises during the Trump boom years, calling those "crumbs."

Fighting Leftists' Assault on American Small Business.  There is a war on small business right now in this country.  The battle lines are tied to the tenets of capitalism and free markets, which value property rights and private ownership of production, versus socialism and communism, which value "workers" and communal or state property.  When we think of property rights, land and home ownership comes to mind.  But it also includes the right to own and operate a business and be the beneficiary of the risks and rewards.  The Marxist goal is to deplete the ranks and efficacy of small business in America and have the remains subsumed by fewer and larger corporations, as well as government.  The next stage will focus on dividing the leadership and workforce in large corporations. [...] Right now the revolutionaries need the titans of industry on their side.  Non-cooperation is synonymous with blasphemy.  Evidence of this was the apoplectic response of the left's messengers when the CEO of Goya Foods did not sing their tune.

Too late!
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Now Begs Criminal Antifa Terrorists to Stay Home So Trump Won't Use His Failed City in His Ads.  It's a toss-up but Democrat Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler may have squeaked out a victory against Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Democrat New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio as America's worst mayor.  Just two weeks ago Mayor Wheeler blamed President Trump and federal agents for the 50-plus days of BLM-Antifa rioting in Portland.  But that didn't work because it was complete nonsense so now Wheeler is begging BLM-Antifa rioters to stay away from Portland because Trump is going to use their violent acts in his campaign ads.

The Apocalypse Election.  I have written many times that those on the left, because they believe they are on the side of all that is right and just, are willing to commit any depravity and injustice to gain the power they need to remake America.  Most Americans, however, do not understand this about the Democrats.  People believe all Americans have only the best intentions and would never deliberately harm the nation and its citizenry merely to obtain political power.  Therefore, people can only look on with incredulity as Democrats blatantly strive to keep Democrat-controlled state economies on lockdown — and, with the help of teachers unions, keep most schools closed in an attempt to deliberately immiserate Americans and their families in the hopes their suffering can be used against Trump.  With schools closed its been estimated that as many as 20 million workers will not be able to return to employment because they lack childcare, not to mention the irreparable damage the children will suffer.  Combined with the lockdowns, this will only aid in ensuring a hobbled economy with which they can blame and batter President Trump to deny him a second term as president.

Amid Cancel Culture, Now Academics Have Their Next Target:  Pickup Trucks.  We have watched our society slide into a disturbing trend of permissiveness when it comes to assaulting and removing aspects of our culture.  Between evictions of historical monuments, the eradicating of entertainment properties and the condemning of commonplace practices, we have almost become conditioned to accepting these efforts.  Now we may be seeing the effects of this movement metastasizing.  The Wall Street Journal delivered a lengthy treatise that looks at a normal aspect of American life, one that almost nobody looks at as being a nefarious component in our existence, with contempt:  driving pickup trucks.

The Editor says...
If you don't like pickup trucks, you should stay away from Texas!

Polls and Debates — Summertime Blues for Democrats.  Democrats now support urban destruction, domestic terrorism, hating America, defunding law enforcement, closing schools, and a full-on endorsement of the Sanders/AOC Marxist agenda.  If Democrats truly wanted a Bernie revolution, he would be their nominee, rather than Joe Biden.  I wonder if Trump planned it this way, branding Sanders as "Crazy Bernie," goading the DNC into nominating a supposedly more moderate Biden.  Better corrupt, incompetent, and demented than crazy must have been the DNC reasoning, but now they are left with a big steaming mess and few options to clean it up.

Mazie Hirono, Pro-Antifa Democrats Walk Out of Hearing, Refusing to Utter a Single Word Against Their Violent, Racist Paramilitary Thugs, Antifa.  Kyle Shideler, an analyst for the Center for Security Policy and an expert in terrorism including the doctrines and tactics of Antifa, testified before Ted Cruz's panel of antifa violence yesterday [8/4/2020].  He says he was expecting the Democrats to demur about their paramilitary allies' violence — but he was shocked to find Democrats outright supporting antifa.

Monsters Galore.  Liberation movements, at least in this country, always begin with a great sweeping cause — giving the vote and the right to rise upward to nonwhites and to women — that justly enlists most nonwhites and most women, and, once those are achieved, the goals devolve down to things such as abortion and quotas, which are more problematic, and on which many good people divide.  On things such as these, there are enormous divides between the voters themselves and the interest groups that claim to speak for them:  In the primaries this year, Democratic nonwhites and women showed no interest whatever in voting for members of their own race or gender, and much more in supporting the people whose views they espoused.  Those who ran strongest on race and abortion — Kirsten Gillibrand and "Beto" O'Rourke, who fawned on an ethnic group that he didn't belong to — left the race with between a 2 percent and a zero percent rating.

Insights to Consider Before November.  Women are upset at Trump's naughty words.  They also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.  Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders.  It seems women's rights only matter if those women are liberal.  No border wall.  No voter ID laws.  Did you figure it out yet?  But wait... there's more.  Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.  Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.  And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.  President Trump's wall costs less than the Obamacare website.  Let that sink in, America.  We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally.  We are fighting evil.

Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden.  Communist Party leader Bob Avakian has announced his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.  Avakian, the founder and leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, told his followers in a statement on Saturday [8/1/2020] that they should vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Will Democrats accept election loss?  New report says no.  For weeks, there have been news reports and commentary on whether President Trump will "accept" the results of November's election.  The president started it on July 19 when he was asked, on Fox News Sunday, "Can you give a direct answer you will accept the election?"  "I have to see," Trump said.  "I have to see.  No, I'm not going to just say yes.  I'm not going to say no, and I didn't last time, either." [...] So there is much discussion of Trump and the election results.  But there is another, equally pressing question:  Will Democrats accept the results of the election if Joe Biden loses?  A new report suggests the answer could be no.  The report comes from a secretive group called the Transition Integrity Project.  A bipartisan, anti-Trump organization, TIP was created last year by Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks and historian and think tanker Nils Gilman, "out of concern that the Trump administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process."

Revolutionary Communist Party Leader Calls on People to Vote for Joe Biden.  The leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, Bob Avakian, has stated that we currently live under a "fascist regime" and, come November, if President Donald Trump is still in office, then people need to vote "against Trump by voting for Biden."  "We are confronted by — we are now being ruled by — a fascist regime," said Avakian in a statement on the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) website. "[T]his election is different. ... The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something 'good,' or whether, in fundamental terms, the Democrats are 'better' than the Republicans.  Both of these parties are ruling class political parties, and none of their candidates represent anything 'good' in the most basic and essential sense.  Biden is not 'better' than Trump...."

Mazie Hirono walks out of Antifa hearing in a huff, Ted Cruz confronts her.  Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono got triggered after Republican Senator Ted Cruz pressed her to condemn Antifa violence.  Not only did Hirono refuse to disavow the left-wing savagery, but she walked out of Cruz's Antifa hearing in a huff.  Hirono's refusal to denounce the Antifa riots, looting, arson, and assaults is like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, hoping this nullifies reality.  Hirono walked out after a testy exchange with Cruz, who was chairing a Senate hearing on the role that Antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists are playing in the alarming escalation of violence around the country.

'You're Welcome To Say Something Negative About Antifa Right Now': Ted Cruz Spars With Mazie Hirono At Senate Hearing.  Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz clashed with Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono at the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday [8/4/2020] on antifa violence.  Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, convened the hearing to discuss the role antifa and other left-wing groups play in ongoing riots in major U.S. cities like Portland. [...] "I think that I've covered the subject quite well," Hirono said as she left.  "OK, she declined to speak, so that is the position of the Democratic Party," Cruz shot back.  "I would note also that of the seven Democratic senators who spoke, not one of them apologized for or denounced multiple Democrats calling law enforcement officers Nazis, stormtroopers and Gestapo.  To be fair, I have not heard the word Nazi, but stormtrooper was Nancy Pelosi and Gestapo was another Democratic leader.  That was less than helpful."

Dem Senator walks out of Ted Cruz's Antifa hearing: 'I don't think you listen'.  Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the room declaring she couldn't sit through Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetorical speeches any longer.  The dustup occurred when Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning Antifa more directly for the violence and destruction that has taken hold in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.  But Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Cruz just wasn't listening during the more than three-hour hearing when Democrats said violence is not acceptable.

Mark Levin admonishes Democrats' treatment of Barr at hearing.  Conservative radio host Mark Levin said Democrats with a "radical, hardcore agenda" were "beating up" Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week.  "I've never seen a senior official of any administration ever treated like that," Levin said Saturday on Fox News's Watters' World, adding, "This hearing should have been how do we come together as a nation to put down rioters who were trying to overthrow the country.  Marxists, anarchists, whether they're Black Lives Matter or antifa.  But that's not how it works.  The Democrat Party is all in on this radical, hardcore agenda.  And so they're beating up on the attorney general."  Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday in a hearing that was often contentious as Democrats repeatedly cut off his responses by saying they were "reclaiming my time."  At one point, Chairman Jerry Nadler briefly denied Barr a five-minute break during the more than three-hour hearing, prompting the attorney general to call him a "class act."

Cancel Culture as a Religion.  What do religions do?  They have a belief system.  They have an orthodoxy, and if you don't conform to the orthodoxy you are a heretic.  Here in Seattle Spiked reports that the "Office of Civil Rights has come up with a 'race and social justice' curriculum which the city government's 10,000 employees must undertake." [...] This is what the Inquisition did.  This is what the Soviets did.  This is what the Maoists did.  This is what the Wokies are doing.

Was Karen Bass To Be Biden's VP Pick — Until The Daily Caller's Revelations About Her and Scientology?  As was reported here yesterday [8/1/2020] by my colleague Becca Lower, without warning the Biden Campaign announced that Joe Biden's selection of his 2020 running mate was being postponed for two weeks.  Also yesterday, the Daily Caller reported on leading VP contender Karen Bass's history of praising the "Church" of Scientology in Los Angeles, and its founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.  The "Church of Scientology" has a major presence in Los Angeles.  The industrial entertainment complex known as "Hollywood", especially on the "talent" side has many who advocate that clutching a couple of tin cylinders wired to a box and confessing all your impure thoughts is a path to inner peace.  That, and a couple hundred thousand dollars paid to the "church" for books, tapes, and "counseling" sessions with an "auditor" to guide you along on your path to salvation — at the standard hourly rate for such services by a "Church."

The Choice Before Us.  Back at home, left-wing radicals burn Bibles, assault and murder policemen and civilians, set fire to courthouses, vandalize and loot all manner of businesses.  On Friday [7/30/2020], thugs in Portland placed a pig's head on an American flag outside the city's Justice Center.  They put a policeman's cap atop it, doused it with a firestarter, and set it aflame.  The name of George Floyd, the career criminal who died in police custody at the end of May, was at first invoked mantra-like to justify or at least to explain this explosion of savagery.  Now, a couple of months later, there are still ritual invocations of his name but, really, you don't hear too much about Floyd.  The real agenda has come more and more to the fore.  Barack Obama summed it up when he said, in 2008, that he was after the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.  Cities like Portland give us a glimpse of what that transformation would entail.  The clips of the savages burning Bibles put me in mind of Heinrich Heine's solemn observation that Dort wo man Búcher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen:  "Wherever people burn books, they also end up burning men."  It may seem melodramatic, but here is the awful choice we face: the choice between the spirit of mayhem, burning pigs' heads, and burning Bibles, on the one side, and the traditional American spirit that cherishes the rule of law, free expression, and fructifying engines of prosperity, on the other.

The poisonous fruit of the public schools:
Nearly Half Of Young Americans Say It's Okay To Fire People Who Support Trump.  The Cato Institute just released a new report showing that 62 percent of Americans are inclined to self-censor what they say politically "because others might find them offensive."  Even moderate leftists report they feel increased fear of offending the offendable, while only the most "staunch liberals," as Cato described them, feel free to speak their minds.  The "very conservative" have been pushed deepest in the closet:  they are most likely to refrain from saying what they think politically, at nearly twice the rate of the "very liberal."  Buried deeper in the report, however, is a stunning data point that might be one of the most troubling current cultural indicators.  Forty-four percent of Americans younger than age 30 believe a company is correct in firing an executive because he or she personally donated to President Trump's reelection campaign.

Rubio hits Biden veep prospect Karen Bass as Castro regime sympathizer.  Trump campaign surrogates in Florida on Saturday attacked Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate of Democrat Joseph R. Biden, as a communist sympathizer who would try to bring the U.S. closer to the socialist governments of Cuba and Venezuela.  "If God forbid Joe Biden is elected president and Congresswoman Bass becomes vice president, she will be the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government," said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.  "I don't believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency ... with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime."  Ms. Bass, California Democrat and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on Mr. Biden's short list for his running mate.  The presumptive Democratic nominee said he plans to announce his selection next week.

Don't Be Surprised By Democrats' Radical Turn.  Much of today's political commentary is focused on the Democrats' hard-left swing, how it's now the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or the party of The Squad, to which she belongs, or is under the influence of socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Bernie Bros gang of militants.  This should surprise no one.  The seeds of radicalism were planted long ago.  Democratic strategist and Friend of Bill James Carville recently said he is "scared to death" for the future of the Democratic Party.  "Are we going to be an ideological cult?  Or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?"

Democrats' Policies are Unfit for the Presidency.  The Constitution a president pledges to serve prescribes a government of strict limits, not the unlimited power to take what a person has earned and give it to other people for any desire under the sun.  One of the natural rights the Constitution is supposed to secure is to one's own property.  That's because what a person owns represents his life — his time and labor.  It can never be truly paid back after it is taken, because to take a person's property is to steal hours, days, weeks, years of his life that he will never get back.  It is to enslave him.  Democrats' entire plan for governance is a plan to abuse American citizens' natural rights to life, liberty, and property.  For health care or education or housing or any other material good to be a "right" requires that other people be forced into labor to supply such goods.  It is to proclaim a right to other people's work, which is to say their lives.  A right to control other people's lives is no right at all.  It is an abuse of power.  It is tyranny.  Pledges to accelerate tyranny, which equal treason against the Constitution, utterly disqualify a person and party from United States government.

We're at War.  Attacking Trump's Tweet in the NYT While the Democrats Foment Riots & Ruin to Defeat Him is Treason.  [Scroll down]  The people trying to destroy us stopped caring about the rules ages ago.  They faked Russian cyber-espionage against the Clinton Campaign to discredit WikiLeaks revelations about her corruption and incompetence.  They tried to frame Trump as part of their phony Russian plot.  They used the FBI to illegally spy on Trump's campaign.  They gave Robert Mueller power and an unlimited budget to destroy Trump and as many of his allies as possible.  They organized and promoted Christine Blasey Ford's perjurous hoax.  They tried to remove Trump from office for his patently reasonable attempt to get Ukrainian authorities to investigate Joe Biden's obvious corruption.  They've caused an economic catastrophe that could very well wind up being worse than the Great Depression, gaslit the entire nation into months of debilitating fear and panic, and caused the deaths of countless Americans by lying and withholding information about a virus that all the data literally says is less harmful than the flu.  They've fomented riots across the nation and caused the murder of American police officers and ordinary citizens alike by promoting the poisonous false narrative that American cops start their day fervently hoping they'll get a chance to kill someone who isn't white.  And that's just the egregious, defamatory and destructive mass deceptions the Democrats and their allies in the corporate press have perpetrated.

Insane: Seattle Moves to Abolish Entire Police Force.  Well, it may be time to deploy the military to Seattle after all because what local lawmakers are doing is nothing short of allowing the city to be engulfed in violence and anarchy.  They're moving to abolish the police.  It's not defunding.  It's a total dissolution.  Non-profit programs and "community-led activities" will replace policing.  Why?  Well, according to the resolution, the Seattle Police Department perpetuates racism and violence.  Oh, yes, and it's a vehicle of white supremacy.  It's typical 'woke' nonsense, and it's a cancer that's killing America.

From Alinsky to AOC: Will Communism Finally Win in America?  With last weekend bringing us violence across the country from "peaceful protestors" who believe America as we know it must be dismantled and capitalism should be replaced with a utopian system of "social justice" — sentiments not rejected but embraced by the Democratic Party and its presumptive presidential candidate, Joe Biden — we have to conclude that while we may have won the Cold War in Europe, here in America, it rages on.  Yes, America and her allies may have defeated the deadly totalitarian, Communist Soviet Union, but Communism is very much alive today.

Trump: Radical Left Wants To Leave Every City At Their Mercy, Incite Riots.  President Donald Trump lashed out at radical Democrats, calling them "sick" and accusing them of not loving the country in a speech he delivered Wednesday on restoring American energy dominance and the U.S. economy.  "The radical left wants to tear down everything in its way," Trump said.  "And in its place, they want power for themselves.  They want power.  Hard to believe — power.  They want to uproot and demolish every American value.  They want to wipe away every trace of religion from national life.  They want to indoctrinate our children, defund our police, abolish the suburbs, incite riots, and leave every city at the mercy of the radical left.  That's not going to happen.  That's not going to happen."  [Video clip]

No Holds Barred at the House Lynch Session.  [Attorney General William Barr] is strong and fierce, does not give an inch, does not get thrown off message, sticks to his guns, and sticks it to those who would take him down. [...] For the Democrats the hearing [7/28/2020] was "no holds barred."  No lie was off the table.  No insult was beneath them.  Under the guise of asking the Attorney General to answer questions, they rather used their allotted time to berate him, to berate President Trump, and to lie about the Antifa and other anarchist-driven riots that seek to undermine our Republic and to tear away our freedom.  They were not asking questions, and they did not allow Barr to answer them or speak when he tried.  Rather, they were like a parent on a tear against a child in big trouble, or a boss on a rampage about to fire his or her employee.

Seattle residents slam 'Defund the police' as 'radical experiment' during city budget meeting.  Hundreds of Seattle residents spoke up about proposals to "Defund the police" during a city council budget meeting on Wednesday [7/29/2020], according to reports.  The council is considering a plan that could slash the budget of the city's police department by 50 percent — resulting in layoffs for hundreds of officers — all as Seattle deals with the coronavirus outbreak and frequent riots and other unrest since the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.  While the "Defund the police" effort was initially popular in the city, opponents of the plan have been growing more vocal, Q13 FOX of Seattle reported.

Tick, Tick, Boom, Boom, Time's Up, Obama Goons?  Three fuses have been set and are now burning: (1) the explosive origin story of the Russia hoax, (2) the growing backlash against Democratic Party-endorsed Antifa domestic terrorism, and (3) the bottled up economy being shaken right now with one little thumb preventing a carbonated eruption.  They have the potential to redefine the final hundred days of this race in a way that the Democrats' electoral fraud cannot overcome.  It's a contest between a news media establishment that has gaslighted the American people regarding a Russia hoax of the Democrats' creation and all the Americans who have felt that their votes have been taken hostage since 2016. It's a contest between Democrat mayors turning American cities into war zones where Antifa insurrectionists can throw Molotov cocktails and bricks at police officers free from consequences and a growing number of Americans who finally understand that the socialists running the Democratic Party mean to keep going until the whole nation burns.

Don't Lecture Me.  We are indeed fortunate to have these liberals with us to enlighten us and show us the error of our unsophisticated, primitive thinking.  It's always such a pleasure to be lectured to by hypocritical liberals like Nancy Pelosi with her $24,000 refrigerator and $12/pint ice cream, living behind her security gates and consuming more energy than [who]-knows-what.  Or by Democrats like Al Gore and Barbara Streisand or just by 'regular' well-heeled Democrats who live in large houses, alone or just two people, in a 9- or 10-room 3000 sq ft+ home with a big screen TV in every room, central AC and a big, honkin' SUV or luxury car in the three-car garage.  This after watching them embark on a lifelong pursuit of monetary wealth and material possessions/snooty fashion.  Capitalism, tax breaks and profits for them, thank you, but socialism, spread-the-wealth, and high taxes for us detestable conservatives.

Are You Sure 'Vote for Joe Biden or We'll Kill You' Is the Best Campaign Pitch?  Supporters of a candidate with confidence in the politician's ability to win based on making the better argument don't usually use the heckler's-veto-on-steroids to coerce people to their point of view.  Yet that is precisely what Ronald Brownstein did in an article in The Atlantic.  The underlying tone of the article is:  "Vote for Joe Biden or the national temper tantrum will only get worse."  He accuses the president of positioning blue cities as a threat in order to rally voters to his law-and-order agenda.  A brief scroll of Twitter will show you that riots in cities like Seattle and Portland are absolutely a threat to safety and security.  No one needs President Trump to point it out.

The lunacy of the 'largely peaceful protest'.  The great conundrum facing the anti-American left at the moment is how to react to the violent protest ripping up various Democratic-run cities.  What is the preferred narrative?  The two main choices are 1) it's all peaceful protest, the 'right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances'? or 2) let 'er rip:  we're out there destroying stuff and hurting people because the country's falling apart and the sooner the better.  Just so, a contributor to the Oregonian, announcing his fears of an impending 'anti-democratic, racist police state', wondered whether he would find 'the courage to resist racism and fascism', by which I suspect he means a free, open, and democratic election in which a candidate he does not favor has the indelicacy to win.  For it should go without saying that the overriding criterion for choosing which narrative to plug is this:  which story will do the most damage to Donald Trump and Republican prospects in the November election?

Hello Liberals:  Your Politics Will Not Get You to Justice.  Back in June our beloved Seattle City Council passed Ordinance 119805 that forbad the Seattle Police Department from using pepper spray on mostly peaceful protesters as of July 26, 2020.  So the Chief of Police put out a letter to business owners and residents on July 24 that, sorry Charlie, "the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd."  But no worries, a federal judge just blocked the ordinance for two weeks so, on Saturday night when mostly peaceful protesters rioted in Seattle, the police department was able to use "less lethal tools" to disperse the crowd.  But imagine if the mostly peaceful leftie protesters were white nationalists marching to protest in the face of woke Seattle that Blue Lives Matter.  I don't think that the Seattle City Council would be forbidding the use of tear gas or the less harmful pepper spray.  Imagine the outrage among the media and the Twitterati and the bellowing call for the police to regain control of "our streets."

The Establishment Has No Clothes.  No one earns accolades for living an upright life.  Mike Pence makes a rule that he won't be seen alone with a female not his wife in order to quash any possible perception he might act in an untoward fashion or even be tempted to, and he's ridiculed and calumnied for it.  When Drew Brees stands up for the American flag he's forced to apologize.  When Bari Weiss makes a stand for diversity of opinion within the pages of the New York Times, including running an op-ed from a popular U.S. senator, she's hounded out of her job.

Democrats Start to Worry Support for Portland Riots Will Help Trump.  The first signs of worry emerged early Monday [7/27/2020] as some opponents of Trump, surveying the damage after a weekend of nationwide riots, began to worry openly if supporting "peaceful protests" in Portland, Oregon, would hurt Democrats.  Led by former Vice President Joe Biden, Democrats have insisted that the riots targeting a federal courthouse and federal law enforcement officers in Portland are actually "peaceful."  They have been supported by media that downplays violence committed by the "protesters" and highlights anything the officers do to defend themselves or to disperse the crowd.  The Democrats have also demonized federal law enforcement for merely doing what local authorities have refused to do.

This is not news.  It is a lengthy and roundabout way of stating the obvious.
Liberals fuel cancel culture because they don't fear getting canceled.  Liberals once prided themselves on being open-minded.  In contrast, today's resurgent Left seeks to police opinion and ruin the lives of those who disagree with them.  Whether it's in the world of business or sports, on college campuses or within newsrooms, there has been a significant shrinking of discourse, thanks to efforts by so-called liberals to target those who disagree with them.  Now, a new poll provides some insight into why that may be.  Put simply, liberals are eager to cancel those who disagree with them because they do not fear that those same tactics will be used against them.  And they are right not to fear because non-liberals are not nearly as likely to be cancelers.

Dan Crenshaw: 'My suggestion to the American people is start listening to the Democrats'.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw urged Americans to listen carefully to what is coming out of the mouths of Democrats.  The Texas Republican warned that there is a lot at stake in November during an appearance on Fox News, adding that there is a "clear choice" for the 2020 presidential election and the difference between the parties "could not be more severe." [...] "Let's take them at their word — they want to destroy the things that bring us together, our common bonds, our founding, our love of country.  Why do they do that?  Whey do they say those things?" he asked.  "Because fundamentally they want to dismantle our country and its institutions — that's not my words, that's their words — dismantle our economic freedom, our border security, our energy sector, all of it."

Liberals are never scared to speak up.  Why are conservatives?  A handful of friends and I have spoken privately about the crippling anxiety apparently only experienced by independents and right-leaners when politics comes up in a social setting.  Right up until now, it was just a theory.  A new study confirms what we suspected all along:  Liberals really do feel like they can spew their thoughts freely, while everyone else quivers with fear that anything they say might offend.  The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, published a study this week showing that overall, 62% of people in the United States believe that the current "political climate" keeps them from sharing their political opinions.  Broken down by ideology, however, self-identified liberals and "strong" liberals were significantly more likely to feel comfortable airing their opinions than centrists or conservatives.

The Editor says...
Marxists are bent on the violent overthrow of our government.  Socialists and Marxists proudly engage in violent insurrection every night in Seattle and Portland, among other places.  Violence and hate speech come from the political left, not the right.  Just ask Bernell Trammell.  Socialists have a propensity for physical violence.  It is therefore no surprise that those of us on the right refrain from expressing our views.

33 Tough Questions to Pose to the 'Woke'
  1. Do you think the same laws should apply equally to citizens, regardless of their political opinions, unless they favor the violent overthrow of the government?
  2. Or is it okay for whatever faction is more powerful to silence the expression of contrary ideas, insofar as they can get away with it?
  3. Should we make "hate speech" exceptions to silence people whose speech we really, really hate?
  4. Should small groups of people be able to dictate public policy without democratically passing laws?
  5. Even if they hold signs, attack public monuments, and claim that they're fighting "racism"?
  6. Do you believe that generally, people should be free to associate with whomever they wish, and hire whom they like?
  7. Or should the federal government scrutinize every private decision made by any citizen or business, to see if it has "disparate impact" on minority groups?
  8. Should members of minority groups be subject to similar laws regarding their conduct, or should they be exempt?
  9. Should white males be subject to discrimination, as a non-protected class, while others are protected from it?

Democrats' Draft 2020 Platform:  White People Are the Root of All Evil.  In 2020, it's definitely not "OK to be White" at the Democratic National Convention.  A draft of the DNC's 2020 Democratic Party Platform obtained by Politico shows a frequent focus on racial issues, with language that repeatedly accuses whites in America of benefiting unfairly from society at the expense of minorities.  The preamble to the platform reads:  "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  Curiously, in the 15 times the document mentioned "whites," it doesn't capitalize the word the way it does Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.  Every time "whites" are brought up, it's in a critical way.  Often, the platform vows to "close the gap" between white Americans and all other Americans — without providing solutions.

Report: Working Class Voters In Pennsylvania Are Wary Of Joe Biden And Democrat Policies.  One of the reasons Democrats went with Joe Biden is because they really want to win back Pennsylvania in November.  Some polls show Biden having a slight lead over Trump in the state, but there are plenty of voters there, many of them Democrats, who know deep down that Biden and the Democrats will be bad news for jobs, especially in the energy sector.

Portland City Officials Order Feds to Remove Protective Fence from Courts Building to Aid Rioters in their Ransacking.  Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland, Oregon officials have made it clear whose side they're on and it's not the side of law and order.  For over 50 straight nights antifa-BLM rioters have ransacked the downtown and destroyed public property.  [Video clip]  When the leftist mob took aim at the Hatfield United States Courthouse that President Trump sent in federal agents.  Now Portland officials are ORDERING the federal government to remove it's protective fencing around the Hatfield Courthouse.

'Absolutely irresponsible': DHS chief calls Democrats' condemnation of law enforcement 'dangerous'.  Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf warned against a "dangerous" trend of demonizing law enforcement across the country.  As federal officers have clashed with protesters amid violent unrest in Portland over the past few weeks, Wolf said Sunday that there's been an inaccurate description of what agents are doing to control the situation and that calling the demonstrations "peaceful" is misleading.  Wolf said when he recently spoke with Democratic members of Congress, only one lawmaker, whom he didn't mention by name, asked him if his officers were OK.  "We're standing up for law and order," Wolf said on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo [7/26/2020].  "And anyone who says otherwise is not being accurate.  I will say that the other side that wants to criticize law enforcement, what they don't do, they do not condemn these acts of violence in Portland.  I have talked with a number of Democratic members of Congress, and all but one, only one, have asked me about the health of my officers.  All they want to do is condemn law enforcement for doing their job."

The Problem in Portland Isn't the Law — It's the Lawlessness.  Despite the occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson, and general mayhem, the media consistently assure us that Antifa "protesters" are "largely peaceful."  And since the majority of buildings in Portland, Seattle, and Denver haven't been looted yet, who am I to argue?  Of course, it takes only a sliver of the population to transform downtowns into a mess and create quality-of-life issues for thousands of law-abiding citizens.  And the mayors who surrender parts of their cities to left-wing "protesters" are tacitly endorsing lawlessness themselves. [...] If mayors do nothing to stop anarchists from tearing down federal monuments or from defacing, vandalizing, and attempting to burn down federal buildings, the feds have every right to dispatch teams of agents to restore order.

What Top Democrats Say About Federal Law Enforcement Help for Their Cities.  Democratic mayors and other leaders of some large cities have grown edgier in opposing President Donald Trump's push to use federal agents to quell violence, using terms such as "resist" and "fascist."  Some elected Democrats in affected cities have vowed to sue and even arrest federal agents as they criticize federal action to protect government property in Portland, Oregon.  For "Operation Legend," the White House has announced plans to send federal law enforcement officials to Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Over the next three weeks, the Justice Department intends to expand the effort into Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee.

Freedom to Deface.  Mayor Bill de Blasio has cancelled a graffiti-eradication program targeted at cleaning private buildings.  He is thus deliberately sending New York City back to its worst days of crime and squalor.  The symbolic significance of this cancellation is as large as its practical effect.  Nothing sent a stronger signal in the late 1980s that New York was determined to fight back from anarchy than the transit system's campaign against subway graffiti.  That campaign was based on Broken Windows theory, the most transformative idea in urban policy over the last 40 years.  Broken Windows recognizes that physical disorder and low-level lawlessness — graffiti, turnstile-jumping, and litter — telegraph that social control in a disordered environment has broken down.  That low-level lawlessness invites more contempt for public norms of behavior, including felony crime.

Democrats Project their own Character Flaws onto Republicans.  Democrats claim they support free speech, but then they label opposition speech as "hate speech" in order to suppress it.  Liberals tell white conservatives they cannot express an opinion on race and tell men they cannot hold an opinion opposed to abortion.  Democrats like to characterize Republicans as poorly educated religious nuts bitterly clinging to God and their guns.  Yet radical liberal activists, who support Democrats and are supported by them, have been the first to resort to violence in the recent Black Lives Matter "protests" that have often escalated into riots.

Not likely, unless you like high taxes, crowds, rampant crime, and snow.
Andrew Cuomo Knows What You're Thinking:  Let's Frantically Flee to 'Safe' New York.  Despite pandemic problems and — at least in the Big Apple — a surge of murder, apparently, The Empire State's the place to be.  During his Monday [7/20/2020] press conference, the governor declared a major victory in the fight against COVID-19, given a July 12th report of no coronavirus deaths.  The state hasn't been able to make that claim since March.  Andrew explained that NY's pandemic progress has taken the lead over other states, and so people are running into its safe arms.  But here's the rub:  He also said the throngs of refugees may cause a corona uptick.

America Held Hostage.  Things we thought were sacrosanct, the icons of our national identity, now are scorned.  We can pretend that this doesn't matter.  They're just statues, after all.  But they do matter.  Not for the pleasure they give the rioters so much as for the pain they inflict on patriots who love America.  Nor has it stopped with the vandalism.  We've gone to the next level, with the looting and rioting.  In the last month major cities have become unsafe, as rioters work out the logic of what "resistance" means.  American stores lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and merchants boarded up their stores for protection.  Nothing to see here, folks, said the liberal media, which gaslighted the looting and the boarded-up storefronts, and portrayed the riots as peaceful protests against an illegitimate president. [...] We're in the middle of a chicken game, where the Left tells us they'll let this go on as long as Trump is president.  The liberal media will ignore the riots, the liberal mayors will tell the local police to stand down, the liberal prosecutors will promptly release anyone arrested.  Try to defend yourself, and you'll find yourself prosecuted.

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DNC Milwaukee Convention Continues to Shrink — Latest Prediction of Only 350 Attendees.  The DNC Milwaukee Convention continues to shrink.  The latest prediction suggests possibly only 350 participants will attend their presidential convention in Milwaukee this year. [...] Democrats cancelled plans for a closing night speech at Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium back in November 2019.  That was before the coronavirus.  But since the coronavirus the convention plans have been scaled down significantly.

Mayor de Blasio:  NYC Is Safer With Fewer People in Jail.  New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) said Thursday [7/16/2020] that his city is safer and better with fewer people in jail, even as shootings and violence have spiked in the city this summer.  "We now have fewer people in our jails than any time since WWII and we are safer for it and better for it," de Blasio said.  But the city has experienced a dramatic uptick in crime this year.  According to the most recent NYPD crime statistics, violent crimes — including shootings, murders, and burglaries — have all skyrocketed.  Year-to-date shooting incidents in the city have increased by 61 percent, and the number of shooting victims has increased by 70 percent.

If America [Is] So Bad, You're Free to Leave.  Honestly, if the country is such a cesspool of racism, sexism, homophobia, oppression, brutality, and is fundamentally rigged against everyone not born with a silver spoon in their mouth, why the hell have you stayed?  It's not like you're in prison here, no matter how much you whine that it is like one.  You're out in the streets seemingly every other week "fighting oppression" over just about every way you can dream up to claim someone is oppressed, crying about the fascism of this or that without it sinking in that you're still free to whine about imagined fascism and if we really were a fascist country you'd be in jail or dead, why not get out?  You don't seem to have a coherent message beyond you hate it here, so leave.

Democrats Are Forcing a Civil War.  Americans believe that one can never be too rich, too thin, or too well armed.  And we are, indeed, well armed, with citizens who are beginning to see the game that is being played.  Many estimate that between 300 million and 700 million firearms are in the hands of the public.  If only 10% of those guns are brought to bear, it would mean a minimum of 30 million weapons deployed against Antifa and BLM.  No one wants to see bloodshed, especially gun-owners, who for the most part want to be left alone to protect their families, homes, places of worship, and places of employment.  Yet people are not going to stand by and watch America become another "socialist paradise."  Americans are going to fight back — this should worry the left, as every hunter is something of a sniper.

Biden's Green New Deal Is Just As Crazy As AOC's.  Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate change plan, released this week, was described by one liberal outlet as "the Green New Deal, minus the crazy."  We beg to differ.  Just look at Biden's plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine.  Biden says that on his first day in office, he will develop "rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions."  He hasn't said exactly when he wants new cars to be all-electric, but House Democrats have already established a timetable.  Their new climate change plan calls for mandating 100% "clean" vehicles by 2035.  Keep in mind that as of today, plug-in electrics account for 0.5% of cars on the road, and made up less than 2% of new vehicles sold in 2019.  And that's despite massive public subsidies that have cost taxpayers $5 billion in credits to — mostly wealthy — EV buyers.  Clearly, consumers are not that interested in plug-ins, which is why Biden and his fellow Democrats want to force electric cars on everyone in the name of climate change.

Leftist Protests, More Sacred Than Church Services.  For many Americans, the most painful consequence of the coronavirus lockdowns was closing down church services.  The grace and peace of Sunday makes it easier to make it through the week.  But our media and political elites are indifferent to that pain, or openly hostile. [...] Most regular churchgoers didn't want to fit into that secular-media stereotype of being so fanatically trusting in God's protection that they would gather unmasked in churches and share hugs and handshakes.  Church singers would disband their choirs for the duration.  They were willing to observe lockdowns as a public-health necessity.  But then came the "Black Lives Matter" protests clogging the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.  Suddenly, mass gatherings were not only allowed, they were praised and glorified on a global scale.  The coronavirus counters dropped off cable-news screens, replaced by "beautiful" protest scenes, live from the streets.

Seattle City Council Member Suggests Layoffs By Race If Police Budget Is Slashed, Chief Best Says No.  Last week Ed wrote about the push to cut Seattle's police budget by 50 percent.  In response to that, Police Chief Carmen Best released a video to her department warning that some budget cuts were probably coming.  "I will fiercly advocate that we focus on realistic, responsible solutions not political gestures or pandering or political posturing," Best said.  She continued, "I do not believe we should ask the people of Seattle to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away.  That is completely reckless."  That phrase made news and was even tweeted out by the White House.

I'm Milwaukee's police chief.  Here's what 'defunding the police' might mean.  Our officers are also members of the community, have families, care about police-community relations and, like everyone else, want to go home safely to their loved ones at the end of their shift.  I have heard the outcries of racial injustice.  Generational wounds of oppression, racism and disenfranchisement have been reopened by examples of totally unacceptable and completely illegal police brutality.  These are real emotions and reactions that cannot be understated.  The byproduct of the past few weeks is great division and further discord.  It has turned into an "Us vs.  Them" mentality.  That must change.

De Blasio says he's got 'no respect' for NYPD union leader amid public feud and rising crime.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has had a contentious relationship with his police department practically since his first day in office, said Thursday [7/16/2020] he has "no respect" for an NYPD union president who has ripped him often in the past.  "The [Sergeants Benevolent Association] has only practiced division, they foment hatred ... they do not try to help us move forward," de Blasio said of the SBA during his daily press conference, the New York Post reported.  "They don't try to create anything good.  I have no respect for the leadership of the SBA," he added.

Defiant Portland mayor tells feds to 'stay inside' or 'leave' city, asks DHS to clean up graffiti.  Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at the Department of Homeland Security on Twitter Tuesday [7/14/2020], urging federal agents to "stay inside" or "leave" as the city faces its sixth straight week of protests and unrest.  "I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use," Wheeler wrote Tuesday evening.  "We do not need or want their help."

Beyond City Council Chambers and Newsrooms, Americans Still Back the Blue.  [Scroll down]  Frankly, I don't have much hope for the cities in the short term.  People keep saying "vote them out," but the people saying that mostly don't live in the cities.  People who do live in the cities mostly don't vote in their local elections.  Those who do vote in those elections are more and more denizens of the hard left who see city government as their instrument of revenge and path to their destructive fantasies about "transforming" America.  Most Americans don't want America transformed or reimagined.  If anything, they want its best pre-plague aspects restored — such as the vibrant economy we had and the historically low violent crime rates we took for granted less than six months ago.  The urban cancel culture leftists are far outside the American mainstream, but they dominate city elections and thereby own city council chambers.

'Hex racists': Witch joins effort to take out conservative students at University of North Texas.  A campaign launched to oust a conservative student club at the University of North Texas includes a petition, a campus president "looking into" the matter — and if that weren't enough, apparently a witch has joined the cause.  The president of the Young Conservatives of Texas chapter reportedly faces spells of some sort from at least one self-described witch and possibly more who have sided with progressives seeking to pressure administrators to ban the group.

Dem Rep. McEachin:  Racial and Environmental Justice 'Intertwined'.  During Friday's Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) stated that Americans recognize more has to be done to deal with "two critical and intertwined issues in our nation:  the unfinished work of racial justice and the need for environmental justice to protect our communities."

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What is "environmental justice," and what does the environment have to do with race?

Seattle police chief says 'reckless' and 'political' 50 percent budget cut would lead to major layoffs for black officers.  Seattle police Chief Carmen Best on Friday accused the City Council of recklessness and "political pandering" by advocating to slash her department's budget by 50 percent, arguing that cutting funds to that extent would be asking citizens "to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away."  "These 2020 cut scenarios by the Council are political gestures, however, not realistic or rational solutions.  SPD is absolutely committed to transforming the department and has already started the process.  But if we are asked to cut 50 percent of our department overnight, we will be forced into decisions that do not serve our shared long-term goal of re-envisioning community safety," Best wrote in a letter addressed to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday [7/10/2020].

Two Important Questions for White Democrats in 2020.  The current rage for cultural Marxism, notably its critical race theory trope that America is "systemically racist," causes many problems for the Left and, in particular, its presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden (a.k.a., "Joey Basement") as well as other Democratic office seekers. [...] The Left's proposed solution for America is a "fundamental transformation."  The specifics are hazy, but apparently it requires the imposition of socialism and/or Communism; the abolition of our actual history; the cancellation of individuals; the eradication of constitutional rights; and the destruction of prosperity.  Talk about a cure being worse than the disease, especially when the disease does not exist!  For white Americans, however, these adherents to the "1619" thesis would have us believe there is no cure.

Dukes of Hazzard stars say 'the politically correct generation has gotten way out of hand'.  Dukes of Hazzard co-stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat addressed the long-time controversy over the show's iconic General Lee car, saying political correctness has gone too far as protests mount over the Confederate flag that the famed vehicle features prominently on its roof.  Both stars defended the customized 1969 Dodge Charger used in the hit action and comedy show about cousins Bo and Luke Duke, former moonshiners who live in rural Georgia.  The car, named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, has enjoyed its own popularity as much as the actors, becoming a crowd pleaser at fan and collectors conventions.

House Democrats Propose Budget Cuts to Park Police as Monuments Are Being Targeted by Mobs.  House Democrats on the Appropriations Committee proposed budget cuts to the U.S. Park Police as monuments and memorials are being targeted by mobs and protests continue to occur in the streets in the Washington, D.C. area. [...] The Park Police has seen a lot of action as protests became riots during the recent weeks of unrest the country has experienced in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.  The Department of Interior said at least 60 Park officers were injured during the riots in the nation's capital.

LAPD Scorns Nationwide Effort to Bring Them Down.  The nation seems to have turned on the law enforcement officers of this country overnight as protests and demonstrations morphed into riots and a demand to end police departments.  As leaders of major American cities, members of Congress and entire city councils have called to either abolish police or gut their budgets, the men and women in blue have bravely continued to do their best to keep people safe.  Protester and rioters, who have gathered en masse in cities and towns across the nation for more than a month, attack officers, light their equipment on fire, and even shoot at the police with near impunity as mayors and governors applaud.  "Don't be afraid of democracy," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) famously said to President Trump at the beginning of a weeks long occupation in the center of her city.  Several people were shot and two teens were killed in that zone after protesters blocked the police from entering while calling them "pigs" and insisting they be eradicated.

Crenshaw takes aim at Duckworth's patriotism, accuses her of supporting the 'destruction of America'.  Freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) took aim at Sen. Tammy Duckworth Wednesday, questioning the Illinois Democrat's patriotism after she suggested that there should be a "national dialogue" about whether to remove statues and monuments of the founding fathers.  Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was discussing voter outreach to veterans during a Trump campaign "MAGA meetup" event on Thursday when he took a swing at Duckworth, a combat veteran who lost both her legs serving in Iraq, accusing her of supporting the "destruction of America," The Washington Post first reported.  "I think a general message that the left stands for the destruction of America and the right doesn't probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones, because even liberal veterans probably don't agree with that, unless you're Tammy Duckworth," he said.

The Winds of Woke.  Before Thursday morning [7/9/2020] I had not heard of Thomas Bosco, and I am willing to bet you haven't heard of him either.  He runs a café in Upper Manhattan. [...] Bosco seems like a noble small businessman making his way in a turbulent world.  There's a problem, though.  He once expressed an opinion.  Though Black Lives Matter signs are posted throughout the restaurant, and its owner identifies as "a liberal guy who supports almost every liberal cause I can think of," in early June Bosco told MSNBC that he voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and expects to do so again. [...] "The backlash was swift, as you might expect," writes Paybarah.  Neighbors denounced Bosco on Facebook.  Some vowed not to patronize the café.  Randi Weingarten, who as president of the American Federation of Teachers draws close to half a million dollars in salary and benefits, wrote online that it would be "hard to ever go back."  No more tips for the barista from her.  As for the drag queens, they are taking their glitter elsewhere.

Squad members push wide-ranging bill that slashes police funds, gives reparations.  Democratic Reps.  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the BREATHE Act on Tuesday — legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items.  The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish pilot programs for a universal basic income, and afford voting rights and "lifetime education" to all illegal immigrants and incarcerated criminals.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#3] "End cash bail."  The platform calls for eliminating cash bail across the country — a radical experiment in criminal justice reform that has only just begun in California and New York, with results that are deeply concerning.  The idea is to reduce inequities, but in practice the end of cash bail means releasing violent criminals to commit more crimes.  One suspect in antisemitic attacks in New York City late last year, for example, was repeatedly re-arrested after her releases.

Americans Defund Democrats in Statehouse Elections as Democrats Seek to Defund Police.  Americans significantly decreased contributions to Democrats running for state legislature seats in the second quarter as the Democrat Party has turned hard left, fundraising information announced this week shows.  The lackluster performance by Democrats at the state level could have broader national implications.  First off, state-level political trends sometimes forecast later looming national trends — "from the State House to the White House," the saying goes.

Biden Says Police Have "Become the Enemy" and Calls For Defunding the Police.  Joe Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] fully embraced the defund the police movement.  77-year-old Biden stumbled his way through an interview with health care activist Ady Barkan.  Ady Barkan was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2016 and speaks through a computer voice.  Biden went all in and caved to radical leftists like Ilhan Omar and AOC and said he "absolutely" supports taking away funding from police departments across the country.

New Yorkers 'no longer trust the police,' state attorney general says.  Two weeks of protests and unrest in New York City after the death of George Floyd only intensified the overwhelming distrust many feel toward the New York City Police Department, the state's attorney general, Letitia James, concluded in a preliminary report. [...] James also said at a press conference that after three days of public hearings, in which she heard from protesters and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, the commissioner's testimony on the events was "at odds with the vast majority of the protesters who came before us."

Joe Biden, the Anti-American Candidate.  Sadly, the truth and reality of America are being broadly distorted by media and others on the left, and it's having impact.  According to a new Gallup poll, 63% of Americans say they are very proud or extremely proud to be American.  This is the lowest reading ever recorded since Gallup has measured it.  The first time it was done, in 2001, 87% said they were very or extremely proud.  Among Republicans, 67% say they are very or extremely proud.  However, among Democrats, it's only 24%.  Forty-nine percent of white Americans say they are very or extremely proud compared with 24% of nonwhite Americans.  The drop among nonwhites in recent years has been particularly sharp.  Just four years ago, 45% of nonwhites said they were very or extremely proud.

The Gangsterization of the Democrat Party.  Let's start with a series of rhetorical questions related to the upcoming presidential elections:
  •   Does a broken storefront add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a burning car add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a killed or wounded policeman add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a toppled statue add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does an "autonomous zone" add votes to the Democrats?
  •   Does a demolished synagogue or a destroyed church add votes to the Democrats?
Simple human logic suggests that the answers to all these questions are negative.  Why do Democrats do all of this?  Currently, the majority opinion is solidly against the rioters.  Why did Democrats move from ideological gangsterism to a real one?  After all, this is silly, just silly.  Democrats have brought America into a post-Orwellian world, in which they demanded the presence of the police at a protest rally dedicated to defunding of police.  So many police officers, abandoned by their Democrat mayors, decided to go Galt.  Are Democrats complete blockheads or political duffers?

Tucker Carlson:  We Cannot Let Democrats Run This Country Because They Hate It.  Monday, Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson opened his show by giving President Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota high marks.  He then pointed to the Democrat backlash and concluded that Democrats and their allies in the media hate the country.  He alluded to remarks made by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to bolster that point.  Carlson then posed the question:  Could the left in America lead a country that it hates?

Know Your Enemy:  Undeniable Truths About the Left.  [Scroll down]  More and more people are becoming wise to all that is going on and that includes the average Democrat voter.  They see what their party is doing to this country and they are taking note.  These average working-class Democrats are just like the average working-class conservatives who only want to have a good job, savings, good schools for their kids, a nice house, and to live in a safe community.  They see their party becoming dangerously radicalized and I do not doubt that they are just as troubled about the direction of the country as we conservatives are.  These men and women may not voice their disgust , but do not be surprised to read a post mortem to the election that will show many Democrats casting a vote for Trump.  And I believe that will also be true of the Black community.

How San Francisco's Democrats made Jim Jones, and then made his memory vanish.  Do you remember that time the entire Democratic Party in California behaved like cultists, enraptured by Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones?  If you lived through the bizarre suicides of 918 people in Guyana on Nov. 18, 1978, it's hard not to remember where you were when you heard the news.  It would be like forgetting about the Challenger explosion or Sept. 11.  But collective amnesia over just who aided and abetted Jim Jones is much easier to explain.  The same influence used on Jones's behalf during his life helped after his death to erase the causes and candidates he supported.  "Such greatness I have found in Jim Jones's Peoples Temple," Harvey Milk gushed.  Yes, that Harvey Milk.  Willie Brown, later speaker of the California assembly and mayor of San Francisco, compared Jim Jones to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.  Dianne Feinstein joined the rest of the San Francisco board of supervisors in honoring Jones "in recognition of his guidance and inspiration" in furthering "humanitarian programs."

The Fierce Fight Over America's Ideals and History.  Americans do more than tolerate calls to live up to our highest ideals.  We embrace them.  Martin Luther King knew that when he spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.  "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.  This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ... So we have come to cash this check."  Honoring that check brings together Americans of all political stripes.  Most think, rightly, that King's dream is the American dream.  They do not believe the dream itself is a fraud, an opiate for the masses.  They reject this frontal assault on America's history and basic values.  They see it every day on television and, more privately, when their children come home from school and say what they are being taught.

Cambridge walk-out:  Whole Foods employees boycott over facial mask policy.  It began three weeks ago with two Whole Foods employees being told they cannot wear Black Lives Matter face masks on the job.  The two employees in Bedford, New Hampshire were sent home for a violation of the company's dress code policy.  The employees were told to go home several times, it is reported, for violating store policy by wearing face masks and sneakers imprinted with "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe."  One worker said they wore the apparel for two days before being told about the store policy.

Democrat Senator:  Founding Fathers And American Heroes Are 'Dead Traitors'.  Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) criticized President Trump's 4th of July speech at Mount Rushmore for focusing on the accomplishments of historical figures.  "He spent all of his time talking about dead traitors," Duckworth, a potential Biden vice president pick, told CNN in an interview.  In his speech, President Trump listed numerous historical figures and celebrities who played a large role in American history.  Among those listed were the founding fathers, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, Fredwrick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Elvis Presley.  "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children," President Trump said, as he highlighted the accomplishments of notable Americans.

Could IT Happen Here?  [Scroll down]  One reason Hitler wasn't taken seriously during the early 1930s was because the world media presented Hitler (and Mussolini) as caricatures to be laughed at more than feared. [...] Most law-abiding Americans shake their heads in disgust at what is happening.  Some view anarchist antics as more comical than threatening.  For instance:
  •   Weirdly designed pink [...] hats that look like props from a 1950s sci-fi movie.
  •   Garage door pull that had been used for months suddenly seen as a KKK noose.
  •   Bizarrely named autonomous zones that are declared separate countries.
  •   Young white girls yelling at older black cops that the black cops do not understand racism.

Spoiled 'self-hating white chicks' sing 'Ashamed to be an American,' illustrate what's wrong with BLM.  On Saturday [7/4/2020], a young, gay, anti-Trump white woman posted a TikTok video depicting her and another young white woman singing an anti-American rendition of Lee Greenwood's classic patriotic song, "God Bless the USA." [...] In short, she's a far-left zealot, and thus her views are completely detached from reality, as noted in the tweet above by black reporter and conservative commentator Jon Miller.  According to Miller, the two are "self-hating" in the sense that they hate the country where they grew up and now live seemingly comfortable lives.

Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys.  If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it's time for the Kennedys to go.

Leftists Stomp, Dance on U.S. Flag Outside White House on July 4th.  Far-left "anti-fascist" and Black Lives Matters (BLM) activists stomped and danced on the United States flag Saturday as part of a Fourth of July protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.  The activists were caught on camera by Breitbart News stomping and dancing the Cha-Cha Slide on the flag.  A number of those in attendance appeared to be affiliated with Refuse Fascism, an Antifa group founded in 2017 to combat President Donald Trump's administration.  Others in the crowd were also seen wearing BLM t-shirts and identified themselves as supporters of the cause.

Democrats Are Fine With Watching America Burn.  For weeks, cities across the country have been overrun by leftist anarchists seeking to destroy the United States from the inside out.  Leftist mayors have not only stood by to watch but have openly endorsed criminal behavior.  After all, it's "for a good cause."  In Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan allowed leftist anarchists to take over a number of city blocks and called it the beginning of a "summer of love."  After multiple murders of black teenagers, Durkan still did nothing to shut the zone down and tied the hands of the police chief.  When 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson was killed, she didn't bother to call his father with the news.  She finally took action when rowdy protestors, led by socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, marched to her personal home.  In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot had the nerve to lecture President Trump on leadership as murders and shootings in the city skyrocket.  In Minneapolis, the city council voted to defund the police while using thousands of dollars of taxpayer money for their own private security.  In New York, Mayor Bill DeBlasio is slashing the NYPD's budget and allowing the mob to vandalize statues of George Washington and other important historical figures.

We must decide whether we want to save America.  America is in crisis.  Her destiny is on the line, and she will survive only if we still love her.  A battle rages in the streets, in academia, in the culture, and in the hearts and minds of the American people over whether America was and remains a good and great nation. [...] Don't believe for a second that the anarchists who have hijacked peaceful protests are conflicted on this issue.  They want to tear down the entire system, which they say cannot be fixed.

Going to National Parks Is Racist, Declares ABC News.  In the six weeks since a multiracial group of Minnesota cops killed George Floyd, America has learned all sorts of things about what caused the crime.  It wasn't just those cops' fault, you see.  It wasn't just the responsibility of the city of Minneapolis or even the state of Minnesota.  As it turns out, every white person in the world is responsible for Floyd's death.  That's why we now need to tear down any statue of any historical figure who was Caucasian, even the guy who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  That's why any white person who voices a black character on a cartoon show needs to step aside now.  That's why we need to expunge that episode of The Golden Girls where they wore mud masks and the dumb one said, "We're not really black."  All of those things are racist.  All of those things made those cops kill that guy.  And we're just getting started.  Everything that white people enjoy is racist, because they're white people.  Even going to national parks is racist now, because most of the people who go to national parks are white.

National Parks Are Latest Target of Systemic Racism Claim in America.  Elements of the left are claiming now that America's national parks are built on systemic racism.  "The outdoors and public lands suffer from the same systemic racism that the rest of our society does," Joel Pannell, associate director of the Sierra Club, said in an ABC report, titled "America's Great White Outdoors."  The report called the parks "stubborn bastions of self-segregation."  "If we don't address this, and we don't see how all these things are interrelated, then we're going to risk losing everything," Pannell said.  "You're not going to have public lands to enjoy."

U. of Texas Law Prof Wants to Rewrite 'Racist,' 'Obsolete' Constitution.  University of Texas at Austin Constitutional Law Professor Richard Albert argued this week that the United States should revise the Constitution to remove "racist" and "gendered" language.  In the op-ed published by The Hill, Albert claimed that the Constitution suggests that only men can be elected president of the United States.  University of Texas at Austin Law Professor Richard Albert published an op-ed for the Hill this week in which he argued that the United States should revise the Constitution to be compatible with the progressive values of the modern era.

What a Great Time to Be President!  [Scroll down]  For President Trump, the present challenges are transformational.  To overcome them, he will continue to face fierce, unprecedented opposition from the Left who, even prior to Trump's election have engaged in lawless, seditious activities to undermine his campaign, his legitimacy, and hamstring his administration.  This leftist opposition is not dispositive of his ruin, however.  Indeed, as every leftist leader, organization, and institution sounds more and more like an MSNBC commentator, the American people will do to them what they have done to that ill-fated network:  Continue to tune them out.  After all, there is a reason left-leaning networks have fewer viewers than Fox, and liberal talk radio pales before the audiences of conservative radio:  Americans don't want to hear their country and themselves slandered as immoral and evil.  There are simply more Americans who want to hear that they and their country are good and decent and can accomplish great deeds.

Joe Biden Owns The Democratic Party's Insanity.  In New York City, shootings have skyrocketed over the past few weeks to levels not seen since what we refer to as "the bad old days."  Teenagers are being senselessly killed in our streets.  What is the Democratic Party's answer to this?  They are stripping a billion dollars from the $6 billion budget of the New York Police Department in a display of virtue signaling that will lead to bullet holes in black and brown bodies.  As Democrats across the country plot to defund the police and tear down statues of great Americans, as they cower to mobs that set up "autonomous zones" where people are raped and murdered, Joe Biden is hiding behind his mask.  Every single time a racist or bigot says they support Donald Trump, the media demands the president denounce them.  Why isn't that same media demanding Biden denounce the Jacobin mobs destroying our cities?

Breakdown.  [Scroll down]  [T]he Black Lives Matter movement is tweeting about police defunding, last weekend's gay pride marches, and NASCAR's Bubba Wallace, the subject of yet another hate-crime hoax.  DeRay Mckesson, an early BLM organizer in Ferguson, is retweeting about whether homophobes are secretly gay.  Activist Shaun King, who recently called for vandals to destroy stained-glass windows portraying the Baby Jesus and Mary, is retweeting that Mount Rushmore is an act of vandalism.  Ja'Mal Green, a Black Lives Matter organizer in Chicago who was arrested in 2016 for assaulting and attempting to disarm an officer, offered a $5,000 reward on Saturday for information on the killing of the one-year-old boy in Chicago, but coupled that offer with another call to defund the police.  Since then, Green has been tweeting about abortion rights and the extradition of President Trump to Iran.

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs.  President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix.  It was all about "abolish," about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders.  Trump's riff is effective because it is true.  The Left has gone off the deep end, and they're taking the Democrats with them.  Well, there's another "abolish" the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November.  Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America's suburbs.  Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America's suburbs.  What's more, Biden just might be able to pull off this "fundamental transformation."

$1.5B in NYPD cuts not enough for AOC: 'Defunding police means defunding police'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday [6/30/2020] the proposed $1.5 billion NYPD budget slash didn't go far enough.  "Defunding police means defunding police.  It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.  It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education's budget so the exact same police remain in schools," the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio.  "It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways.  The fight to defund policing continues," she said.

Virginia Democrats Propose Reducing Charge For Assaulting Police Officers.  Virginia Senate Democrats are proposing the reduction of the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a simple misdemeanor offense.  The proposal, one of 28 championed by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus to reform the state's law enforcement systems, would get rid of the current law that considers an assault of a police officer a Class 6 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

DNC Official 2020 Position:  Celebrating July 4th Equals White Supremacy.  Under normal conditions one might expect to identify this moment as the official moment the rubicon of DNC insanity has been crossed.  However, it's 2020, therefore as soon as you think the boundaries of DNC stupidity have been reached, the DNC will bring out their stupid boundary stretchers.  In a tweet earlier tonight [6/29/2020] the DNC takes the official position that celebrating the fourth of July is the equivalent of celebrating white supremacy.

Seattle City Council Member Blames 'Capitalism's Brutality' for CHOP Murders.  [Scroll down]  I have no idea how someone like this ever gets elected.  I mean, I understand how Democrats get elected even if I have profound disagreements with them on policy and social issues.  But Kshama Sawant has shown herself to be an insane person for years.  She's actually suspected to have let protesters into the City Hall some weeks back before the CHOP was established on the streets.  She should be in jail, not rattling on Twitter about how capitalism is somehow responsible for lawlessness and murders.  Sawant's "movement" is failing like all socialist movements ultimately fail.  It's destroying businesses and it's costing people their lives.  The fact that the mayor of Seattle won't step in and stop this is an incredible breach of duty.  If Seattle's residents care anything about their own safety and prosperity, they have to change course and kick these people out of office.  Unfortunately, what seems obvious to outsiders is often lost on those living in these areas.  They are so eaten up with faux guilt and wanting to appear woke that they'll continue to vote for their own demise.  It's sad to watch.

These are dangerous times.  The left wants to force you to be silent.  That is why you need to speak up.  The liberty-minded majority has to speak up for freedom or it will be silenced forever.  That is not hyperbole.  Facebook and the authoritarian left have become more blatant about silencing the pro-liberty right to the point of directly influencing the upcoming election.  Katie makes the critical point that we need to step in and counter the efforts of those who would impose authoritarianism.  While we don't agree with every point she makes, she does emphasize that we need to leave the ad hominem attacks to the leftists.  We are on the right side of history.  The facts are on our side.  [Video clip]

America's Problem Is Systemic Liberalism.  Look through the endless woke tweets of your favorite hack journalist, pinko pol, or Hollywood half-wit, or even go up to some self-described liberal in your own life, and see if you can find one iota of deviation from any of the approved liberal dogma.  Good luck.  You won't find a smidgeon of nonconformity.  You won't detect a molecule of dissent. [...] You can't reason with them — appealing to reason is futile.  Systemic liberalism is the real poison in America's veins, not the fanciful notion pushed by bigots, charlatans, and demagogues, that the American enterprise is dedicated to invidious discrimination on the basis of race.

Who's the Real Party of the Rich?  [Scroll down]  How do we shed light on the party of the ruling class?  Where can we reliably compare and contrast the effects of Democrat and Republican policies on common Americans?  Since Washington, D.C. is a moral swamp where Deep State bureaucrats use all means at their disposal to destroy all adversaries to the ruling class, more can be learned at the state level.  Small businesses are in a sense the "canary in the coal mine" because they lack the resources and social connections to reasonably navigate burdensome regulations.  The owners of these businesses also tend to have an independent streak that does not sit well with many of the credentialed elites who regulate them.

'This is not Seattle': Oklahoma protesters hit with terrorism charges.  A district attorney in Oklahoma hit several protesters with charges of assault, rioting, and terrorism in connection to recent violent protests that took place in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said on Friday [6/26/2020] that he chose to pursue the toughest charges against the rioters because he does not support the lawlessness that has taken place in some parts of the country, including the "police-free" region of Seattle known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protests, or CHOP.  "This is not Seattle," he told the Oklahoman.  "We're not putting up with this lawlessness here."

Voting Isn't Enough to Combat the Woke Left.  Recently, I read with great interest James Lindsay's essay called "The Woke Breaking Point."  There, he invites his readers to ask friends and acquaintances "What would it take for you to say that the Woke movement has gone too far?"  This, he suggests, is a way to help people keep themselves honest:  if you consider in advance what state of affairs, specifically, would be "too far," then you will be able to recognize better the excesses of the totalitarian Left and more ready to resist them at the point when it becomes absolutely necessary.  Reframing the question, he writes:  "Ask.  When is enough, enough?"  To his credit, Lindsay recognizes that posing this question is a tricky rhetorical gambit.  "To get real about this, you shouldn't expect this conversation to go well," he writes.  "It might, of course, depending on the relationship, but it's very likely to be received defensively or with an assumption that you've lost your mind.  So here's some advice:  don't expect it to go well.  Don't expect them to come around.  Don't expect them to take you seriously.  Just get the question out there where they have to think about it."

Minneapolis Officials Calling to 'Defund Police' Spend $63G on Private Security.  Minneapolis City Council members who called to 'defund the police' amid the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd have spent $63,000 on private security detail following death threats.  The private security detail is reportedly costing $4,500 a day in taxpayer's money.  The total spent over the last three weeks now stands at $63,000.  "The names of the people getting security details are not public," a city spokesperson told Fox News.

Seattle City Council Unanimously Votes to Repeal Drug Traffic and Prostitution Loitering Laws.  The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to repeal the city's drug traffic and prostitution loitering laws on Monday, sending the bill to Mayor Jenny Durkan for signing.  Two years in the making, the bill seeks to eliminate the ordinances helping police crack down on loitering by suspected drug dealers and prostitutes — ordinances that a lead sponsor of the repeal bill calls "manifestly unjust," The Seattle Times reports.

Shameless: Minneapolis city council votes to disband police — but pays $4500 a day for private security.  Protection for we, social workers for thee?  The Minneapolis city council seems determined to prove the hypocrisy of "defund the police," all the way to the point of satire.  Yesterday, the council voted unanimously to pursue a still-ambiguous plan to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a more politically correct "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention."  Would that include police, though — and if so, what's the point?

Is It Time For Americans To Start Talking About The Devil?  [Scroll down]  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying that all these anti-white radicals have consciously entered a pact with the Devil.  Yes, there are those Alinskyites who have deliberately sold their souls to Satan, but most radicals are unwittingly under his spell.  Think about it:  Do you ever wonder why it is so impossible to communicate facts and logic to an Open Borders zealot?  Try as we might we can never break the hypnotic hold that anti-Historical American Nation malice has on these people.  Do they not seem like they are operating under a kind of otherworldly spell?  Saint Paul warns us that Satan's minions often appear as "ministers of righteousness" exercising the art of soul murder by employing the language of goodwill.  In due course, today's ministers of righteousness are working overtime to ruin the lives of ordinary white people like Amy Cooper, Nick Sandmann, or Paula Deen.  They experience a moral thrill whenever they cancel, dox, and deplatform people whose only crime is being white.

Leftist Minstrel Show:  Self-abasing protestors mostly white, and blacks are starting to laugh.  Anti-racism protests, which form the backdrop of the violence, desecration and looting going on around the U.S., are starting to look just a little bit strange to some black people.  Made up almost solely of whites, they feature kneeling, self-abasement, calls for absolution, and vows of reparation.  There have been celebrities declaring they 'take responsibility,' Congress members bowing in Kente cloth stoles, ritual kneelings in the street, uplifted fists of ecstasy, and in one particularly ridiculous instance, thick, pasty white protestors dancing around a fallen Columbus statue as Indian drums beat, oblivous to the logic of their declaration, in that they best go back to Europe to atone.  They've actually become religious rituals for white people with no religion and in need of one, what with global warming not coming through on its promises of Armaggedon.

The Left's Idea of Bringing Us Together.  Earlier this month, former Defense Secretary James Mattis whined:  "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people.  Instead, he tries to divide us."  Apparently, Mattis wasn't alive when Barack Obama was president.  His quest for unity started as a candidate, when he described Middle Americans as bitterly clinging to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiments — in other words, as fanatics, gun nuts and xenophobes.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the left's unity candidate — heaping calumny on the heads of "deplorables" (bitter-clingers 2.0).  Now comes Joe Biden, who said at an April fundraiser that Trump voters, "really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad."  So, if you're tired of illegals streaming across the border, Dems say you believe Mexicans are all rapists and if you're critical of the way Muslim countries treat Christians, to Dems, it's the same as saying, "all Muslims are bad."  Naturally, no one in the establishment media denounced this slander.

RNC ad puts a spotlight on Dem tactics that bolster 'Marxist' attack on America.  The Republican National Committee released a new ad this Tuesday designed to highlight how "left-wing anarchists are using chaos to destroy America" as Democrats watch sometimes with tacit approval and other times with beaming support. [...] [T]he video links the ongoing madness being perpetrated across the country by Black Lives Matter extremists — think police cruisers being burnt, police officers being run down, statues being toppled, etc. — with the incendiary rhetoric of Democrat political figures ranging from Nancy Pelosi to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Victor Davis Hanson: 2020 Election Is Now an 'Existential Question,' 'Civilization' vs.  Its Destruction.  The protests and rioting that began with the killing of George Floyd in late May have morphed into something much more insidious in late June, to the point where issues that previously dominated the election landscape no longer matter so much, some conservatives are saying.  As anarchists and "protesters" tear down statues, declare autonomous zones, and deface public property in Democrat-run cities, it's "not about the icon on the statue, it's about humiliation and power," Victor Davis Hanson, an author and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, told Fox News's Tucker Carlson Monday night [6/22/2020].

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What will happen when Trump is re-elected?  The riots will continue.  What will happen if the Democrat (whoever replaces Biden) is elected instead?  The riots will continue unimpeded.

New Jersey ranked least patriotic state in America.  Thinking about holding your Fourth of July blowout in New Jersey?  Better think again.  The Garden State is the least patriotic state in the US, according to a new ranking released Monday [6/22/2020] by financial advice Web site WalletHub.com.  Measuring 13 metrics on military and civic engagement — including veteran residents per capita, percentage of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election and rates of volunteerism — the study ranked Jersey dead last among the 50 states.  But flag-waving New Yorkers shouldn't get too smug, as the Empire State finished next-to-last in the ranking.

How a Conservative Commentator Turned the Left's Cancel Culture Campaign Against Itself.  The left-wing mob is recharged and totally insane.  They're back on this cancel culture nonsense.  They're tearing down statues of historical figures they view as problematic.  There is no reasoning with them.  They're the intellectual al-Qaeda of our time.  You don't negotiate with terrorists.  As Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt are being targeted, two things are clear.  This has never been about Confederate statues, folks.  This has been centered on the Left's hatred of America and its history and the bizarre fetish to rewrite it through a woke paradigm where no nuance is afforded to anyone.  The far-left loony code of ethics, for lack of a better term, is retroactively applied here.  It's utterly insane.

"When the new battleground for civil rights is ice cream, it may be time to lay down arms."
The Activist Never Sleeps.  In the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay rights in the workplace, Andrew Sullivan asked what sounded like a reasonable question — when can proponents of a cause claim victory?  This, of course, is a rhetorical question, as Sullivan himself later admits.  The answer is "never," and it is as applicable to our current turmoil as to the Court decision.  Victory means the game is over.  That is not how activism works.  Activism is an industry whose only goal is self-perpetuation.  Activism provides livelihoods, social, and political power, and a sense of relevance.

Ben & Jerry's honors Juneteenth: 'Defund the police, defend Black communities!'  Ben & Jerry's isn't leaving the company's stance up for interpretation.  The beloved ice cream maker took to Instagram Friday to speak out about the importance of Juneteenth, which emancipated black Americans who remained enslaved two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.  "Defund the police, defend Black communities!" Ben & Jerry's captioned a brightly colored image of a black individual scooping ice cream.  "This #Juneteenth, it's more important than ever that we dismantle the racist and ineffective model of American policing.  Learn more about how defunding the police works and why we desperately need it."

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Whatever you do, please don't ever buy this company's products.  Unless you're a lying, statue-toppling, America-hating, baby-killing Democrat, of course.

Democrats Have Failed the Black Community for Too Long.  In recent weeks, Americans have watched radical leftist anarchists and Antifa thugs engage in extreme violence and murder that will haunt many people for the rest of their lives.  Fifteen innocent civilians and two police officers were shot and killed, hundreds of civilians were savagely and brutally beaten, and more than 700 police officers were injured nationwide.  Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed as businesses and communities in more than 42 states were devastated by arson, looting, and mayhem that activists quickly followed with a call to defund the police.  With each passing day, both of us asked ourselves the same question: where are the governors and mayors of these cities who took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States and keep residents safe from harm?  Instead of upholding law and order — also known as doing their jobs — they turned a blind eye to the violence while praising the demonstrations that the radicals were using as cover.

This Leftist Tantrum Is an Information Operation and Trump Is Winning It.  [Scroll down]  This still an information operation, not a kinetic one.  They want to convince us we are powerless, that everyone else supports their commie agenda, that we cannot win.  Their tactics are designed to create that impression and crush our morale.  These include the 24/7 media hype, the outright media lies, the movie stars with their dumb PSAs, the staged statue attacks, the corporate solidarity proclamations, the social media cancellations, and the craven kneeling by people who are supposed to stand up for us.  But another tactic, familiar to any student of insurgencies, is to provoke an overreaction by those in power in order to undermine its moral authority.  They want is to make us (including the president) think this is a kinetic operation, and get our side to make fundamental strategic errors by failing to recognize the true nature of the threat.  They hope that such a mismatch between perception and reality will then lead to gravely damaging blunders.

Are We Headed into Year Zero?  Describing the fallout from Stanford University's decision 30 years ago to banish Western civ, Stanley Kurtz has produced an in-depth report outlining how the goal of "[a]cademic history as currently written and taught ... is to undermine the public's sense of national or civilizational identity.  With nothing left to kill or die for, the world will presumably 'live as one.'"  David Randall at RealClearEducation remarks on the report's stark conclusions that abandoning the study of Western civilization "was the erasure of a body of knowledge that constituted the American identity.  To remove Western Civ was a body-blow against America's civilizational memory — brain damage deliberately inflicted[.] ... This brain damage makes it possible for Americans to be molded by woke tyranny's euphemisms of social justice, multiculturalism, and global citizenship."

How Sweet to Be a Democrat.  They seem to think it's game to engage in despicable acts and dare anyone to hold them accountable.  No matter how bold and in your face the act, no matter how crazy the statement or preposterous the proposal (think Green New Deal), they know they will not be seriously questioned or held to account, let alone disciplined. [...] They can do and say whatever they please, safe in the knowledge that they have the media in their pockets and that most younger people haven't been taught anything that's true or that matters and therefore have no way to sort truth from fiction.  They know that many — if not most — folks rely solely on emotion, not reason and evidence, to determine what is real and what is fake.  They utilize this knowledge and those people in their incessant quest for power at all costs.

Poll: Less than a quarter of Democrats are 'extremely proud' to be American.  Barely one in four Democrats say they are "extremely proud" to be an American, according to a new poll.  A new Gallup survey of 1,034 adults living in the United States found that 42 percent said they were "extremely proud" to be an American, while 21 percent said they were "moderately proud."  Among Democrats, only 24 percent rated themselves "extremely proud."

Harvard Professor:  "Defunding The Police Is Not A Solution And Could Cost Thousands Of Black Lives".  A Harvard university Professor has urged that defunding the police would cause more loss of life, citing figures showing that there are "450 excess homicides per year" when police are not able to do their jobs proficiently.  "Defunding the police is not a solution and could cost thousands of black lives," professor Roland Fryer wrote in an email to the College Fix.  Fryer has recently authored a research paper titled "Policing the Police:  The Impact of "Pattern-or-Practice Investigations on Crime," noting that police are less present when 'viral incidents' occur, meaning crime, including homicides increase... a lot.  "Our estimates suggest that investigating police departments after viral incidents of police violence is responsible for approximately 450 excess homicides per year" the paper reads.

Denver Board of Education votes unanimously to remove police from schools.  It sounds like there was plenty of tension at the Thursday night [6/11/2020] meeting of the Denver Public Schools Board of Education.  A vote was held on a proposal to remove all SROs (school resource officers from the Denver Police Department) from all public schools in the district.  After four hours of heated debate and public comment, the board voted unanimously to remove them.  The number of SROs on campuses is to be reduced by 25% immediately with all remaining officers to be given the boot by June of next year.  Going by the local CBS coverage of the meeting, the reasons given for the decision sounded as if they had absolutely nothing to do with anything that's been going on in the local schools and it was more about national politics than anything else.

The Kountry is Korona Krazy.  [Scroll down]  In Seattle, people calling themselves anti-fascists stormed a police station and took over a neighborhood.  They're extorting money from small local businesses in exchange for "protecting" them.  They expel the people they don't like from their little utopia.  Now they're threatening to form their own nation in downtown Seattle comprised of only people they like.  They call it Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ (how hip is that?).  This bit of socialist paradise is ruled by a homophobic criminal warlord who prances around with an AK-47.  The Seattle police chief wants to expel these criminals and return the neighborhood to the residents.  For that, Seattle libs want to cancel her.  In their eyes, the fact that she is a black and a woman is not enough; if she opposes people who trespass, loot, riot and steal in the name of a protest, then she's a racist.  The Seattle mayor is more woke than the police chief.  Unlike the police chief, the mayor supports the rioters.  Because the rioters hate America and she does too.

Mayor Walsh declares racism a public health crisis.  Mayor Martin Walsh is declaring racism a public health crisis and is aiming to transfer $12 million from the police overtime budget to help put his order in motion immediately.  Walsh said Friday [6/12/2020] there is a "new urgency" to erase racism in the city and added Boston's budget for the coming year will reallocate roughly 20% of the police OT allotment to programs for youth and other needs.  That will start with $3 million for the Boston Public Health Commission.  A new task force, chaired by former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Wayne Budd, will also review police force policies and equity issues in the department.

Entire Florida city's SWAT team resigns after police chief kneels with protesters.  Officers of the Hallandale Beach Police Department were so angered by their chief kneeling to show solidarity with protesters that every member of the SWAT team resigned from those duties.  The officers did not resign completely from the police force, and will stay on duty.  Those who resigned specifically cited City of Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones kneeling with protesters against racism, hatred, and intolerance as the reason for their startling act.

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I would say kneeling with protesters was a startling act.

Pelosi presenting special US flag to Floyd family sparks outrage; 'an insult to our service members'.  Scores of Americans were outraged after seeing a picture of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presenting an American flag to the family of George Floyd as though he had been killed fighting for the country.  The photo, which was seen posted on various social media sites, was confirmed as genuine by BizPac Review after locating it as part of a collection involving the family of Floyd on Pelosi's official Twitter feed. [...] Scores of people reacted negatively to the photo after seeing it reposted by another Twitter user.

Leftists Claim They Want Revolution, But They Underestimate The Conservative Majority.  Revolution is usually used to topple the ruling elite.  In this case, the target is the concept of constitutional freedom that is held dear by a broad well-armed sector of society.  What the liberals seek is a complete government executed civil war against conservative-minded citizens.  They will use the rule of law in an attempt to beat us down.  They will use the much-disdained law enforcement to enact their proposals.  And finally, when that doesn't work, they will utilize the military.  Make no mistake; they want us compliant.  They don't want us gone because we are the producers.  They underestimate the silent majority — we who are cleaning our weaponry, as we watch feral morons destroy things on TV.  The reason for our silence isn't that we're meek conservatives.  They haven't heard from us, because they haven't poked us, yet.  They will regret it when they do.

Parks Dept. employees spotted cleaning Coney Island bathroom with US flag.  A day before Flag Day, two city employees were spotted using the Stars and Stripes to mop the floor of a filthy Coney Island restroom, a witness told The [New York] Post.  Jose Gonzalez, a Guardian Angel who was on patrol on the boardwalk Saturday afternoon, said he saw two employees from the Parks Department wiping down a men's bathroom with a flag mop. [...] Gonzalez snapped a photo of the mophead.  "This is an absolute disgrace especially one day before Flag Day, an honored day that no one is discussing in New York City," said disgusted Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.  "Clearly, we are not educating our citizens.  At a time when we are all divided, it's the flag that brings us together."  The city Parks Department did not immediately return Post calls for comment.

How President Trump Just Won Re-Election.  In the wake of the Floyd protests, the president has defended law and order.  He has defended business owners and police at a time when Democrats are claiming that reliance on the police is a form of "white privilege."  So when a violent criminal is breaking into my house and I call 911, that's "white privilege," and I should just let myself be robbed and murdered?  This is the crucial moment of the Trump presidency, but not in the way the media have framed it.  By standing his ground and resisting calls for change, the president will win another term.  Conservatives are watching Trump's response with intense interest because in defending law and order, he is defending us as well.  Conservatives know that they have nothing to apologize for.  It is the rioters, looters, and killers in the streets, including many young white radicals, who should be apologizing — and they should apologize from inside a prison cell.

Trump vs. Biden and our yearning for 'normalcy'.  Anyone who imagines "defund the police" doesn't actually mean defund the police should watch the viral video featuring Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confronted on the issue by protest leaders.  Frey had been at all the protests, had sobbed at Floyd's coffin, held every correct progressive opinion — until activists asked him if he would agree to defund police.  "We don't want no police," an activist leader clarified for Frey.  When Frey couldn't agree, he was booted from the protests, as protesters hurled invective at him.  The trouble:  Police forces remain broadly popular.  Over 50 percent of Americans consistently say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in police, with another 30 percent saying they have "some" confidence.  It isn't just white people, either.  Polls have found that as many as two-thirds of African Americans have confidence in the police; a HuffPost/YouGov poll last week found that 49 percent of black people oppose defunding the police.

Anarchy, Seattle, and All That CHAZ.  Three cities, all supremely liberal, represent an American descent into anarchy against which no one is standing.  After New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to slash the police budget, the New York City Council is going about cutting $1 billion from that budget, about 16%. That will inevitably cause a reduction of police presence around the city and, with equal inevitability, result in an increase in crime.  President Trump has said that if Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Mayor Durkan didn't restore order in Seattle, he would.  But he has done precisely nothing.  In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed in police custody on May 25, the city council plans to disband its police force entirely.  On Friday, the city council voted to replace the police with a "community-led public safety system."  What [...] is a "community-led public safety system"?  And then there's Seattle.

Gathering Is Essential — Unless You're Republican.  Destroying a business is tolerated, reopening one forbidden.  Democrats are bailing out rioters, and sending salon owners to prison.  Going to church is worse than trying to burn it down.  Protesting is a threat to public health, until experts declare your cause worthy enough.  These are the new, ever-changing rules of Democrats' America.  We'll forgive you if you have a hard time keeping up — but they won't.  After months shaming Americans who had the audacity to want to reopen their businesses safely as COVID-19 cases waned, social distancing is suddenly less important than "social justice," according to the media's health "experts."

Stereotyping for Thee, But Not for Me:  The Lawless States of America.  What athletes, actors, educators, most press and celebrities mouthing off about this don't get is that the rest of us don't want to pay to attend a sporting event, or spend time watching an awards show whose participants hijack it to make a political statement or gesture.  Find another platform and do it on your own time.  Kneel all you want, but not when the audience is captive.  The orchestrated show of Democrat-elected representatives, culturally misappropriating African tribal garb and kneeling, looked like a Saturday Night Live skit.  Between the pandemic shutdowns and the mass looting and arson, the rest of us, for the past three months have had many legal rights ripped from our arms, mostly in Democrat-run cities and states.  The protests have erupted in foreign cities; friendly and enemy states tsk-tsk or mock us.  And, it was all too easy.  Are we not better than this?

Black Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Defunding the Police.  A new poll has found that black Americans overwhelmingly oppose rioters' demands of defunding the police.  The YouGov/HuffPost poll found that most Americans do want police reform, such as banning chokeholds, but defunding the police was the least popular policy they asked about.  "Self-described liberals support defunding the police by a 13-point margin," HuffPost reported.  "But nearly every other ideological and demographic group opposes it.  Democrats and Democratic leaners oppose it by a 4-percentage point margin, and Black Americans oppose it by a 20-point margin."

Why Americans Must Stand Up to the Left's Power Grab.  Parts of the movement started by widespread revulsion at the murder of George Floyd have metastasized into a power grab by hard leftists.  Their aim goes beyond dismantling the police — likely to have an early sell-by date — but targets the suppression of such tenets of liberalism as speech and property rights.  Conservatives who want to conserve the republic as it is need to gird up for this battle.  For a brief, ephemeral moment, the country came together in condemnation of Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis.  But a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, so those who want to change America root and branch, because they see it as an experiment not worth preserving, sensed an opportunity for their agenda.

Silence is Violence:  The Quest for Totalitarian Democracy.  When a movement says, "silence is violence," it is no longer democratic, but a totalitarian movement that opposes the very essence of choice — the right to be apolitical.  Mass movements with ostensible democratic goals start out toward benign change, but their successes only feed a hunger for greater political transformation.  Left to the streets, that hunger is attracted to the extremes as the extremists are attracted to it.  When the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, who has passionately sided with the opponents of police brutality, is heckled out of a demonstration because he refuses to commit to the mob's demand to defund the police, that is shoving someone into the theater of the absurd.

Amazing! Trump Just Got Democrats to Defend a Criminal, Anarchist Mob.  Whether he meant to do it or not, Trump has gotten two prominent Democrats, a governor of a state and a mayor of a large city, to defend what can only be described as the unlawful actions of a violent, anarchist mob.  They hate Trump so much and are so fervent in their desire to oppose his every utterance they have gladly defended the indefensible.  All Trump had to do was make a common-sense condemnation of anarchy, theft, violence, and hooliganism in Seattle and Democrats reflexively attack him and defend the criminals.  So now the political lines are drawn.  Trump opposes and condemns the mob that has commandeered several blocks of a major American city as their own.  Prominent Democrats have defended the action and even praised it as patriotic.

Just In:  Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes to Replace Police with 'Community-Led Public Safety System'.  The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously voted a resolution to replace the police with a 'community-led public safety system.'  Get out while you can!  The radical left is pushing to "defund the police" following the death of George Floyd.  By "defund the police," the left means replacing the police with Sharia patrol, Black Panthers, La Raza and other anti-Christian, anti-white social justice enforcers.

Amazon may stop streaming 'Dukes of Hazzard' over Confederate flag, report says.  Amazon is reportedly considering removing the immensely popular 1970s series "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its streaming library as it reviews its content offerings in the wake of racial tensions and protests happening throughout the US.  The TV series ran on CBS for seven seasons from 1979 until 1985.  It follows the adventures of Bo and Luke Duke, who create mischief in their fictional small town of Hazzard County, Ga.  The show has been criticized over the years, specifically for the boys' well-known car, The General Lee, which is emblazoned with a confederate flag on the roof.  As a result, Bloomberg reports that the popular streaming service is thinking about removing it so as not to court any controversy with the ongoing movement happening throughout the US. Amazon currently offers "The Dukes of Hazzard" both for free on its ad-supported streaming service, IMDB TV, as well as for sale on the Amazon store.

Seattle 'Autonomous Zone' Demands U.S. Citizenship for 11 to 22M Illegal Aliens.  Seattle, Washington's, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is demanding that all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States be granted American citizenship using Seattle Police Department funding.  CHAZ, formed by anarchists, Antifa members, and Black Lives Matter activists, has released a list of demands that would shift Seattle Police Department funding away from policing resources and towards providing naturalization ceremonies to all illegal aliens.

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The CHAZ people have declared themselves a separate country.  What do they care about U.S. citizenship?

Has America ever had a more crazed mayor than Seattle's Jenny Durkan?  It's no longer big news that Black Lives Matter, Antifa, anarchists, sex offenders, and criminal opportunists seized a six-block area in Seattle's chi-chi Capitol Hill district.  The same people who protested against Trump's walls built walls around their Utopian paradise, the gun-haters armed themselves, and the ones decrying identification at elections demand identification for anyone seeking to enter the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ).  Most mayors would be horrified, but not Jenny Durkan.  She likes it.  According to Wikipedia, the Capitol Hill district is a densely populated area known for its counterculture and LGBT communities.  It's in sync with the 87% of Seattle's population that supported Hillary in 2016.  It's in this neighborhood that BLM has brought forth a new nation, conceived in hysteria and violence, and dedicated to the proposition that all black people are created better than everyone else (because only their lives matter).

Poll: 55% of Democrats Support 'Defund the Police'; 64% of Americans Oppose.  A new poll released Friday [6/12/2020] showed that 55% of Democrats approve of calls by the Black Lives Matter movement to "defund the police" — though 64% of the country as a whole opposes the idea.

Worse than the limousine liberal: 'Prius woke-sters' cheer chaos at personal risk.  In 1969, New York mayoral candidate Mario Procaccino went after his rival, the movie-star-good-looking incumbent John Lindsay, by deriding him and his supporters as "limousine liberals" — people who, in the words of a Procaccino campaign memo, "preach the politics of confrontation and condone violent upheaval in society because they are not touched by it and are protected by their courtiers, doormen and private police guards."  Procaccino's sound bite immortalized one of the more enraging figures in modern US society — the preachy, self-righteous, anti-capitalist but conveniently rich and socially prominent person who decries American injustice and gives lip service to the need for radical change without ever having to fear the consequences of the often-violent forces he supports.  Half a century later, in the midst of America's latest urban upheaval, we find a new American type — more interesting, perhaps, than the limousine liberal because she doesn't really have doormen or private cops to protect her from the threat to civil order she welcomes.  We might call her the "Prius wokester."

Chris Wallace says Biden, mainstream Dems running from defund police movement 'as fast as they can'.  "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asserted Friday that calls from activists to "defund the police" are a "bridge too far" for most Americans.  "Joe Biden and mainstream Democrats are doing everything they can to run away as fast as they can from 'defund the police,'" Wallace told the "Fox News Rundown" podcast.  "Most people, myself included, [don't] fully understand what that even means.  "But I think most people, when they dial 911, when they're in an emergency, want the police to answer and to help," he added.  Wallace did acknowledge the need for policing reform and suggested the creation of a "national registry of bad actors," along with new limitations on so-called "qualified immunity," which protects officers from civil lawsuits for actions taken while on duty.

Protesters pulled down a statue, which landed on a bystander, and what happened next?
Rioters in Virginia would have their cops and abolish them, too.  With a person lying there bleeding with a split skull showing, did the anti-cop protesters call a hippie?  No, they called a cop.  Who showed the value of cops in this age of "abolish the cops"?  The cop who came was engaged in a pretty selfless act, given what the protesters say they would do to him.  He's the opposite of the bad cop in Minneapolis who triggered this round of unrest.  And he was showing them that even as they kept up their "defund the police" yellings.  Apparently, it took a cop to clear the protesting scrum because the protesters were all so busy gathering around the bleeding, maybe dying man, taking selfies with their cell phone cameras.  So much for empathy or solidarity.  This is the behavior of insects.  It reveals the essential childishness of this anti-cop movement.  Yell as they do to abolish the police, when they need a cop, they call one, and they expect one to come in to serve them.

The Media Suppresses Anyone Who Thinks Like You.  Understand this.  Tens of millions of Americans love and respect the flag.  Tens of millions of Americans despise the rioters.  Tens of millions of Americans support our police.  Tens of millions of Americans support President Trump.  You are not alone, no matter how much they lie by omission and otherwise to convince you that you are.

Multiple Studies Don't Back Up Any of the Black Lives Matter Talking Points.  Right now, we're on a defund the police kick, which has the end goal of abolishing all law enforcement from our society.  It's insane.  It's not popular.  And it will be a campaign issue — the ascendant left-wingers are slowly eating away the Old Guard in both the Democratic Party leadership structures, the base, and the various cultural institutions that have long been dominated by liberals.  On the latter, you saw how The New York Times crumbled to the will of these unhinged woke operatives.  The publication ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who argued that the military should be deployed to restore law and order in the wake of the unrest unleashed by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25.  Progressive reporters revolted, said the op-ed put black lives in danger (total nonsense), and forced the editorial page editor to resign.  The 'words are violence' crowd is slowly taking over.  And they're totally insane.

Systemic Racism and Bigotry Are the Lifeblood of the Left.  [Scroll down]  The only racism in America that is systemic — deeply ingrained into the system — is on the left. It is so disgusting that it is hard even to speak about it.  It is shameful, and it exists for one reason only: for White leftists to grab votes, [...] How low will they grovel to get power?  They will kneel on the floor.  They actually will kneel on the floor, groveling for power.  Of course, as Nancy Pelosi just found, she kneeled so long that she could not even get back up.  You think she was kneeling to Jesus?  Nancy Pelosi is America's leading Catholic proponent of abortion — though Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, and a boatload of other Democrat Catholics would take great offense at Nancy Pelosi getting all the credit for funding the killing of fetuses, especially in the Black community. That Pelosi is kneeling to Jesus?  And who, pray tell, was Schumer kneeling to?  He claims to be Jewish, so he is not kneeling to Jesus. But wait!  It is a core tenet of Judaism that kneeling is forbidden except on Yom Kippur during the recitation of the Kohen service that occurred at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Talmudic times.  Otherwise, it is so fundamentally against Judaism to kneel that every Jewish child learns the story associated with Talmud Tractate Gittin 57b of "The Woman and Her Seven Sons."

'We Need to Have a Conversation'.  Recently, the ability to "have a conversation," let alone actually solve a problem, has shriveled like a piece of rotting fruit. [...] Some common ground needs to exist.  We need to operate on a mutual moral foundation.  Do we agree that murder is wrong?  Or is it only wrong when it's a white person killing a black person?  Is it okay when the black victim has yet to be born?  Is it wrong to steal?  What with cities refusing to prosecute thieves, private property may no longer be a community value.  With massive stealing during these riots, and no repercussions, it appears that some new nuances in our understanding of theft have happened without our notification.  When a Seattle city councilwoman can say, "I don't know why people are upset about looting," then what is there to talk about?  America was built on the common urge to create a free society, one in which the needs of the individual and the needs of a smooth-running community were in balance.  People shared a reverence for dignity and decency and productivity.  But what happens when a large and loud faction of the society sees no value at all in these things?  When people parade down the streets of a city in various states of undress, performing various deviant sex acts as they go?  When people are willing to just sit around and let others support them?  When demanding respect instead of earning it becomes the norm?  There's just nothing to say.

Crystal clear differences between the left and the right.  The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering — especially in our inner cities.  These events have also exposed a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that now separates how the left and the right see America today. [...] [Example #11] The right wants to make America look like Florida and Texas.  The left wants the rest of the nation to look like New York and Illinois — which are crumbling from rioting, lockdowns, high taxes and an accelerating stampede of businesses leaving the state.

Defund the Police?  Do you lefties really understand what that means?  The point of the Metropolitan Police and our current municipal police departments is to remove the need — and the temptation — for male city dwellers to keep the peace themselves.  You will have noticed, wokies, that already, in the wake of the recent "mostly peaceful protests" that there are reports of "vigilantes" with bats patrolling the streets in the nation's cities that are upsetting the woke female mayor of Chicago.  Another thing you might think of, wokies, is that if the police aren't cracking heads in a shocking display of police brutality then the various gangs of helpless-victim minorities will be delighted to take up the slack.

We Didn't Hire Donald Trump To Be A Uniter.  For over a century, the left has been busily destroying American institutions as diverse as Professional Football, Education, Boy and Girl Scouting, the Judeo-Christian Ethic, and the Rule of Law, to name but a few.  We sent Donald J. Trump to stop as much of that as he could.  We didn't send him there as Newt Gingrich put it, to "manage the decline" of our nation.  We sent him there to drain the damned swamp, not to form alliances with the alligators now ruling there.  We don't want unity with the evil that is tearing America apart.  We Americans have absolutely no desire to unify with people whose mindset declares that it's OK to loot and burn innocent people's property; to allow biological males to participate in female athletic contests and share their locker rooms; to forbid worship under threat of fines and/or imprisonment; to use the full force of government to overturn the results of a Presidential Election.  No!  We do not want to unify with those people.  We want to soundly defeat them at the polls and roll back their immoral policies.

Minneapolis City Council Prez:  We Don't Have All The Answers On Who'll Be Responding To Crime Once We Disband The Police.  Does she have some of the answers?  I mean, it'd be good to have a few answers lined up before outright dissolving law enforcement.  This is the second time in less than 12 hours that a CNN anchor has asked her an eminently predictable question about how she plans to keep civilized society from breaking down in a city of 400,000 people only to have her punt.  At least she admitted here that she doesn't know; this morning her response was to mumble some dorm-room cant about how dialing 911 is a form of privilege.

Democrats' Calls to Defund the Police Are a Losing Bet at the Polls.  Democratic lawmakers, operatives, and commentators are calling for the defunding or abolition of America's police departments in the wake of officer Derek Chauvin's killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.  While the proposal is popular among the party's progressive activist wing and on Twitter, it faces a hard wall of resistance among the wider public.  A recent YouGov poll showed that fewer than 20 percent of Americans of all parties supported any cutting of police funding — a finding consistent with decades of polling.

Minneapolis City Council president: 'The goal' is a 'police-free future'.  The Minneapolis City Council president said the city is aiming to have a "police-free future" as it shifts to dismantle its police department following the death of George Floyd.  Council President Lisa Bender noted on Monday [6/8/2020] that the change will take time but said that the city is aspiring to change the department completely with the goal of eventually eliminating police altogether.

Why Do So Many Christians Vote Democrat?  Christians have the power to swing the 2020 election — and a responsibility to exercise this power in a way that upholds Biblical values and religious freedom.  Churches have been barred from holding normal public worship for nearly three months.  Restraints on churches have been most severe in Democrat-ruled areas.  Democrats claim they "clean up the messes made by Republicans," yet Christian oppression is strongest in cities like Chicago, Louisville, Madison and Holly Springs and in states like New York and California that are long-time Democrat strongholds.  Christians have a moral obligation to consider the horrific harassment of fellow Christians when voting in November.  Here are six recent examples of Christian persecution in areas ruled by Democrats that occurred in March, April, and early May: [...]

CNN Grills Minneapolis City Council President:  How Do You Stop Killers Without Police?  She Struggles To Respond.  CNN's Wolf Blitzer grilled Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and Vice President Andrea Jenkins late on Monday afternoon over their city's push to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and specifically pressed on how they would stop someone who was going around killing people.  Blitzer began by pressing Bender on what it means "to dismantle the Minneapolis police department," to which Bender responded in part by saying, "our community is ready to re-imagine public safety from the ground up to think holistically and to make sure every single member of our community is safe."

You Want Us to Join Your Pain?  You Must Join Ours.  Psychotherapy often begins with emotionally painful presenting problems.  Here are a few of the deep wells of pain that tens of millions of Americans deserve to be joined.  We are sick of your verbal abuse of calling us racist.  We are so nauseated by being guilty until proven innocent of racism that we could vomit.  So gagged by being called privileged, you can add bulimia to the presenting problems.  The most race-privileged people in American history are Barack and Michelle Obama.  We are angry at your multifarious criminality in persecuting our great president.  We are enraged by your schemes to nullify our votes, to disenfranchise us, to cheat us with fraudulent elections.  We are tormented by your relentless attack on the U.S. Constitution, on our right to bear arms, our free exercise of religion, and the enslavement you envision for our grandchildren in the banana republic you are building.  We grieve every life your evil abortion philosophy has ended.

Democrats, party of lawlessness, press to collapse police.  Eighteen state attorneys general — Democrats, of course — have petitioned Congress for "explicit authority" to investigate local police departments for evidence of abusive and unconstitutional action.  Mark this moment as an official calendar day of Democrats' quest to collapse the law and order structure of police departments around the country.  One need only look to the chaotic protests in the streets — one need only listen to the likes of Democratic leadership with their calls for resistance and cries for opposition against conservatives — to see what law and order means to the left:  That is, lawlessness.

The building cold anger throughout America.  America watches while radical leftists and aggrieved blacks riot, loot, and commit acts of violence up to murder in cities across the country.  And more galling than that is the lack of effort by responsible public officials to stem the mayhem.  Indeed, more than a few Democrat mayors and governors, when they are not actually encouraging the riots, make excuses for those participating in it.  One example comes from New York City where hundreds looters and rioters were arrested only to be released in hours, due to blue-city "bail reform."  Americans have see this before and have a gut feeling that few if any of these domestic terrorists will be punished.  Other pathetic examples are of the police and some National Guard officers "taking a knee" in front of protesters to show solidarity with them.  This is not going on unnoticed by what I'll call the "silent majority."  They are silent because the media does not report on them.  And if a reporter did ask, most would be reluctant to share their true feelings with the fake media, knowing what they said would be ridiculed and likely used against them.  So as with most things, the ironically called "informed opinion" is blind as to the pulse of America.  These ongoing demonstrations mixed with riots are an offense against decency and the rule of law.  This has countless Americans seething.  This includes independent voters and even many of run-of-the-mill Democrats, not all of whom are hard-core leftists.

Democrats know their time grows short.  Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., in a recent podcast interview, said Democrats are making it easy for Republicans this November — that a conservative sweep, due to COVID-19 crackdown madness and George Floyd-inspired out-of-control rioting, is in the works and too bad, so sad, but that's the way the liberal cookie crumbles.  And he's right.  And Democrats have to know their time is short.  Why else would they tip so many loony card hands all at once?  It's desperado on full display.

Minneapolis City Council prez:  It's "privilege" to fear crime if we disband the police.  Put yourself in the shoes of black Americans, she says.  Imagine if you caught someone breaking into your home and feared that calling the police might endanger you more than confronting the burglar yourself would.  It's "privilege" to know that you have less to fear from the cops than the criminals.  Or so she insists.  Must be a lot of "privileged" nonwhite Americans out there, then.  I pointed to this result from a 2016 Cato Institute poll on policing in yesterday's post but it's worth repeating: "9 in 10 black, white and Hispanic Americans oppose reducing the number of police officers in their community — and a third say their community needs more officers the Cato survey found."

Wow! Minneapolis City Council President Says Calling the Police on Burglars "Comes from a Place of Privilege".  After nearly two weeks of violence, mayhem, and rioting in Minneapolis, the City Council on Sunday voted on their intent to disband the police department.  The wild proposal would invest in "community-led public safety" instead of police officers.  "We are here today because George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department.  We are also here because, here in Minneapolis and in cities across the United States, it is clear that our existing system of policing and public safety isn't working for so many of our neighbors," Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said in a written statement Sunday, obtained by the Appeal.  "Our efforts at incremental reform have failed."

Are States Going To Prosecute Their Rioters?  It Depends.  Footage of violent riots and rampant looting is coming out of nearly every major city in the U.S., but states vary wildly in their efforts to prosecute those responsible for the unrest.  While local police have had no issues arresting those engaging in violence, some jurisdictions have declined to prosecute them.  Others, however, such as Texas and Missouri, are taking a far more strict approach and partnering with the federal government to press charges.  Arguably the most relaxed reaction to rioters came out of St. Louis, Missouri, where local prosecutor Kim Gardner refused to charge nearly 40 people arrested for rioting.

Can this American version of the French Revolution bring change?  Welcome to the American version of the French Revolution.  The horrible killing of George Floyd sparked an important focus on race relations and justice in this country.  However, it is being lost to an emerging radicalism that challenges people to prove their faith by endorsing farce.  Politicians and commentators are outdoing each other to demonstrate fealty to this new order by attacking key institutions and values.  Politicians are calling to defund the police and commentators are calling for censorship.  Most moderate voices seem to be fading under escalating demands.  Take the idea to defund the police.  Once the mantra of the very extreme elements in society, it has now been picked up in Congress.  Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib has said that defunding the police should not be brushed aside.  Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar declared, "The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves far beyond reform.  It is time to disband them and reimagine public safety."

The Democrats' Insane Vow to Disband Police.  Fake news media's campaign to demonize police and Democrats' vow to disband police departments are totally insane.  Can you imagine what gangs such as MS-13 would do to this country without police intervention?  America has over 33,000 gangs with over 1.4 million members.  For decades, Democrats have tried every dirty trick in the book to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  They claim that you should always call the police rather than defend yourself.  While still insisting that we surrender our guns, Democrats have begun defunding and disbanding police departments.  Antifa has boldly announced that it will begin invading the homes of white Americans.  Without guns or police, what are Americans supposed to use to stop anarchists from robbing, raping, and murdering their families?  Harsh language?

Portland bans cops from using loudspeakers to break up George Floyd protests.  The mayor of Oregon's biggest city is forbidding the use of special loudspeakers to break up George Floyd protests — and is expected to ban tear gas, too.  Portland ended a ninth straight day of protests Friday [6/5/2020] in a fog of smoke and ear-splitting sounds — intended to disperse thousands of demonstrators.  Law enforcement officials also threw stun grenades.  Protesters took down a fence outside the downtown jail and threw objects over the fence at officers, according to Portland police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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Presumably, the protesters themselves will continue to use bullhorns, even when the police can't.

Washington Post:  Let's cancel all the cop shows on TV.  Writing at the Washington Post, author Alyssa Rosenberg has a unique solution for the problems with our policing:  Cancel all the cop shows on television.  She argues we need to do that because there's a "reactionary streak" behind the "surface liberalism" in these shows.

National Guard Members Look for Place to Stay After DC Mayor Kicks Them Out of Hotel.  Members of the National Guard on Friday were looking for a new place to stay, after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered that they leave the hotel they were staying at, according to an official.  The city had taken over the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, D.C. to use for the National Guard's coronavirus response mission, but many rooms remained vacant, so National Guard members deploying to D.C. as part of the civil unrest mission began staying there.

NBC News Publishes Op-Ed Saying Our American Flag Means Nothing.  NBC News published an op-ed blasting NFL star Drew Brees for criticizing football players who kneel during the national anthem.  The op-ed by Noah Berlatsky goes so far as to say that Brees' "biggest mistake" in defending the American flag was "believing" that it "means anything."  Brees has been hit with an unprecedented amount of backlash this week after simply saying that he does not agree with kneeling during the national anthem.  The New Orleans Saints quarterback said that he views the move as a sign of "disrespect" and shared the story of his military roots.

Poll: 56% Of Americans Believe Police Are Behaving Appropriately Or Not Being Aggressive Enough.  A new NPR-Marist poll found that 56% of Americans believe that the police are behaving appropriately or not being aggressive enough during the nationwide demonstrations after George Floyd's death.  The survey, which was conducted Tuesday through Wednesday, asked 1,062 American adults about police behavior in relation to the protests about George Floyd's death with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

Police Chief Forced Out After Offering Support For Armed Citizens.  It's hard to believe that we're now at the point where expressing support for a constitutional right can cause a public official to lose their job, but that Orwellian nightmare's come true in Lowell, Michigan, where police chief Steven Bukala was forced to resign just days after expressing his support for armed citizens who decided to patrol the downtown area while legally carrying firearms in an attempt to thwart any looting in the area.  The small town of about 4,000 people is located just a few miles from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where riots resulted in burned out buildings, looted storefronts, and the arrests of at least eight individuals on charges related to rioting or looting.  Shortly after the riots took place, the Lowell police department posted on Facebook about several individuals who were lawfully carrying in the small downtown area in an effort to prevent looting or rioting.

Members of Minneapolis City Council vow to 'dismantle' police department following George Floyd's death.  Minneapolis City Council members are expected to hold an emergency meeting Friday to vote on some of the first changes to the city's police department following the death of George Floyd, with some of the council's members vowing to "dismantle" the police department, according to the Star Tribune.  The council is working with the state's Department of Human Rights on a stipulated restraining order that would require some immediate changes to the police department.  The order would also set up a timeline for an investigation into whether the police department participated in racial discrimination over the last 10 years.

Fleeing The Collapsing Imperium.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, a white city council member is challenging the people of the city to put up with home invasions and break-ins for the sake of racial change: [Tweet] She, and other members of the city council, say they are going to dismantle the police department.  Not reform it — disband it. [...] If you are a Minneapolis home or business owner, the handwriting is on the wall.

Democrats give DOJ liars and conspirators a free pass.  Over the past few months, the media have subjected the public to a barrage of opinions about lockdowns, infections, and the value of a human life compared with the livelihood required to sustain it.  What qualifies as "common sense" changes by the hour; still, media influencers strictly police challenges to buzzy slogans meant to keep people afraid and at home.  Their cheap moral panic has turned the national discourse into a roulette wheel of grievance and threats that determines at random who is allowed to speak and on what terms.

Going All-In:  Minneapolis City Council Considers Disbanding Entire Police Force.  Once you understand the larger objectives, everything becomes a sequence of predictable events.  The term "community policing" has been used for several years by groups advocating for radical changes to law enforcement; however, behind the innocuous phrase is really a much more serious agenda.  If each community can determine the enforcement of law, then essentially all communities can eliminate the underlying law itself.  Remove local enforcement of law and the local community can independently assemble a social structure separate from all other binding contracts that frame a larger societal compact.

'Abolish the police!'? What happened when a major American city tried that a century ago.  Nothing better reveals the depth of the madness afoot in the land than the demands to defund or completely abolish the police. [...] Fortunately, there is a real-life experiment in complete withdrawal of police protection that occurred a century ago that is available to learn from.  The Boston Police Strike that began September 9, 1919 led to immediate looting and chaos as soon as the sun went down.  In August, Boston police had voted to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, but ran up against opposition from Boston Police Commissioner Edwin Curtis, backed by Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge.  After attempts at compromise failed, the cops walked off the job at 5:45 PM.  In the language of the day, "hooliganism" broke out, with widespread looting.  The following day, the mayor of Boston asked Governor Coolidge to supply force of state militia, and he agreed.  But in the time it took to raise a force that eventually numbered 5,000, about 3 times the size of the Boston Police, looting increased on September 10, and continued for 9 days until the militia was able to quell it.

John Legend, Natalie Portman Other Celebs Sign Letter to Defund Police.  Singers John Legend and Lizzo, and actresses Natalie Portman and Taraji P. Henson are among the Hollywood celebrities who've signed a letter pushing the defunding all police departments in the wake of the police involved death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.  The open letter claims that in 2017, $194 billion was spent on the police by America's various governments even as police have "continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities."

As in the 1960s, violent rioting hurts the most disadvantaged.  "America is burning.  But that's how flowers grow."  So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  "Riots are an integral part of the country's march toward progress."  So read a statement from the Democratic Committee of Fairfax County, Virginia, the affluent Washington suburb that has a population of 1 million.  "Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful," asked CNN's Chris Cuomo.  He's apparently been too busy interviewing his brother, the governor of New York, to reread the First Amendment, which protects "the right of the people peaceably to assemble."  I take a different view.  I know how violent rioting, and that's what we've been seeing, despite media attempts at hiding it, can destroy a city and ruin the lives of its residents.

James Woods Sums Up Democrats' Hypocrisy Regarding Virus Vs.  Riots In One Tweet.  On Wednesday [6/3/2020], having watched rioters and looters burn and pillage through America as Democrat politicians refrained from condemning them, actor James Woods summed up the Democrats' hypocrisy in one tweet, writing, "Democrats were literally arresting Americans for opening their businesses, but now are silent as protesters burn them down.  You were fined for worshipping in your church, but now cheered for marching in screaming crowds."

Seven Thoughts on the Civil War the Other Side Wants So Badly.  [#3] The Democrats refuse to condemn the terror on our streets, but what's more important they refuse to put a stop to it.  This was the message Trump delivered to the nation's governors in a call on Monday [6/1/2020], the meat of which was immediately leaked to the legacy media by the Gretchen Whitmers of the world.  It doesn't appear any of them pushed back on Trump's statements that they ought to be seeking to dominate their own streets and getting those riots in hand.  Instead, they ran to their own friendly media and talked about Trump like he was unhinged when he told them what is obvious to the majority of the country.  And this comes after a full week of rioting, during which it should have become obvious to them that gaining control of their streets was their job well before Trump even got involved.  But what's even more obvious at this point is the current batch of Democrats doesn't want to put a stop to the rioting.

De Blasio 'proud' of daughter Chiara's arrest during George Floyd protests.  Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday [6/1/2020] commented on his daughter's arrest during a Manhattan protest over the police-involved killing of George Floyd, saying that it was a "surprise" to him, but that he's "proud" of her.  De Blasio, speaking during his daily City Hall press briefing, said his 25-year-old daughter, Chiara, did not inform him or first lady Chirlane McCray "of her intention to get arrested" — and he first found out through a press inquiry to his office.

Darkness Falls.  Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state. [...] This particular form of viral chaos was inevitable, given the failure of Minneapolis's leaders to quell the city's growing mayhem.  The violence began on Tuesday, May 26, the day after the horrifying arrest and subsequent death of George Floyd.  On the night of Thursday, May 28, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered the city's Third Police Precinct evacuated as the forces of hatred, distinct from legitimate forms of protest, descended upon it for a third day in a row.  The building was promptly torched, sending a powerful sign that society would not defend its most fundamental institutions of law and order.  On Friday, May 29, Minnesota governor Tim Walz explained his reluctance to mobilize the National Guard as an unwillingness to seem "oppressive."

Now We'll See How the Snowflake Generation Handles the Barbarians.  The modern urban mayor is epitomized by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has chosen not to crack down on the barbarians torching his city, but encourages them to keep the flames hot because "The symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life."  That laughable, sophomoric statement isn't going to save anyone or any structure.  That building is not a "symbol."  It has value to the person who owns it.  And that's the problem with Frey and the generation of snowflakes who are moving into positions of power and responsibility.  Quite simply, they don't believe in private property.  In fact, they see private property as a genuine evil.  So, of course, it doesn't matter if you burn it.  It's not worth protecting.  We saw this same attitude in Baltimore in 2015 when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake expressed the notion that protesters should be given space to destroy.

In the History of Congress, the House Democrats' New Proxy Voting Is Radical.  Much of Congress' work takes place off the House or Senate floor.  Committees even hold field hearings around the country, and members spend time in their states or districts.  But since the House and Senate were established in 1789, their members have shown up to take official votes.  No crisis ever has changed that commitment.  Not when the Capitol was burned to the ground during the War of 1812, not the Civil War, not the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, or even the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Nonetheless, on May 15, the House voted 217-189 to adopt House Resolution 965, which authorizes the speaker to designate a period during which one member may cast a vote for, and even "record the presence of," up to 10 other members.

Apparently, Democrats Really Are Worried about an Economic Rebound.  [A recent] story in Politico will add fuel to the fire to the GOP argument that Democrats are rooting against signs of an economic recovery before November.  Jason Furman, a top economist in the Obama administration and now a professor at Harvard, contends that "we are about to see the best economic data we've seen in the history of this country."  As the country gradually figures out how to function with the coronavirus, the sudden steep drop in economic activity will climb back up again.  In fact, it may be happening already, although it may not show up in economic statistics for a while.  The Wall Street Journal reports:  "Truck loads are growing again.  Air travel and hotel bookings are up slightly.  Mortgage applications are rising.  And more people are applying to open new businesses....  For the first time since the pandemic forced widespread U.S. business closures in March, it appears conditions in some corners of the economy aren't getting worse, and might even be improving."

The Specter of Socialism.  A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism.  We have gotten a nasty preview of it during the Coronavirus epidemic.  We've experienced empty shelves, food shortages, limits on what you can buy, and also the attack on civil liberties, on freedom of assembly, on religious liberty, on privacy.  So we've endured on a temporary basis what, under socialism, we are likely to endure on a permanent basis.  Yet socialism has somehow entered the mainstream of political debate.  Suddenly, almost out of nowhere, we have these strange socialist characters — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders — and a whole political party that seems magnetically drawn toward the socialist camp.  This development by itself is surpassingly strange, because socialism is arguably the most discredited idea since slavery.

Democrats Will Sacrifice America to Win a Presidency.  The Dems will not allow any semblance of normalcy to return until Trump and recalcitrant Republicans in the Senate agree to bail out Democrat-run states facing fiscal insolvency.  Democrat socialist policies have left states like California and Illinois with unsustainable pension obligations and exponentially growing deficits too dear for a shrinking tax base to sustain.  Buying votes ain't cheap. [...] Democrat governors, in particular Newsom (Calif.), Pritzker (Ill.), Murphy (N.J.), and Cuomo (N.Y.), are like terrorists, unwilling to release their states from lockdown unless they get their ransom.

Liberals Don't Believe They're Capable Of Doing Anything Wrong.  One thing you notice when having a conversation with a committed liberal is you'd have a more productive and honest discussion with a shoe. [...] You see this manifest itself in reaction to the reaction to the documents exposing how the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign.  You also see it in the glee from leftists whenever they have the opportunity to report bad news about Hydroxychloroquine.  And we saw it again Friday when Joe Biden casually dropped a racist comment in a radio interview.  None of these people honestly believe they are capable of doing anything wrong because progressives don't believe anything can be wrong when they do it in the name of their agenda.  Lying isn't wrong if it's done in the cause of righteousness.  Theft isn't wrong if it's done for altruistic purposes.  Murder isn't wrong if it's a bad person killed.  Taken to their logical extremes you get the horrors of fascism and communism, but these people refuse to see that.  One person, or a few people, even a lot of people, harmed in the name of the "greater good" is not a tragedy.  It's a statistic.

No Matter Who Biden Picks, His Running Mate Will Be A 'Karen'.  Applying "Karen" as a pejorative is not as fresh as it might seem.  Some uses of the name to describe a spiteful, unpleasant woman go back maybe as far as three decades.  But the name has been more widely used as a cultural meme in recent months.  With apologies to those named Karen but aren't "Karens," a "Karen" in 2020 is, "an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman," says dictionary.com.  Wikipedia says a Karen "displays aggressive behavior when she is obstructed from getting her way."  She often wants to "speak to the manager" because it's her nature to complain, hector, and rage.  During the pandemic, we've seen Karens all over, screeching and nagging about masks, social distancing (both for and against it and on occasion taking both sides simultaneously), and any conduct she doesn't agree with.  A Karen is a tattletale and a snob, mean girl who got older but didn't grow up.  And her defining traits, bullying, a desire to subjugate others, and rank hypocrisy, fit snugly with progressive-left politics.

Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election.  Democrats have defined themselves as the shutdown party and, in the short term, that has served them well.  The lockdown governors such as Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan have lofty approval ratings.  The Republican governors who have opened up their states are less popular.  Government power and restrictions have been popular during this time of crisis.  This is what liberals believe in.  In Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed a massive $3 trillion pork barrel spending package through the House that redistributes income to numerous left wing causes, like those overinflated pensions run by blue states, and it does not even pretend to assist the private economy.  This 1,800 page legislation mentions the economy less than five times. [...] Voters will see the chaos in cities led by Democrats, particularly New York and Los Angeles.  They will see people fleeing from blue states in the north to red states in the south, where businesses are treated like assets instead of criminals.  They will realize that Democrats are the party of welfare, high taxes, and more government restrictions on the private economy.

By any means necessary; How low will the left go?  Leftwing terrorist thugs like Antifa shout, bully and physically attack those with whom they disagree.  Their creed expressly includes "by any means necessary."  A radical group calling itself BAMN for "By Any Means Necessary" violently advocates affirmative action and elimination of the border.  Similar groups [exist].  But these fringe groups are not the real peril.  It's the mainstream left, even some mainstream Democrats, who now think they should and must win by any means necessary.  These mainstreamers aren't usually threatening physically, but they are threatening in ways that used to be out of bounds.  An example is the COVID crisis.  At a time when the country should be united in battling a pandemic, many Democrats are consumed with finger-pointing and politicking.

Deliver Us from Evil Democrats.  Despite 30 million Americans losing their jobs, domestic violence and suicides on the rise, Democrats and fake news media are terrifying Americans into believing the lockdown must continue.  These evil people are fully committed to using the coronavirus to stop Trump's reelection.  I scratch my head thinking, "Don't these wacko leftists realize that if they destroy America, their livelihood is destroyed as well?"  Democrats and fake news media's hatred for Trump and his voters and their desire to block him from making America great again, again, overrules logic. [...] Democrats and fake news media will sacrifice America if it means destroying Trump.  These people must be defeated.  Sadly, half the country still does not realize that Democrats and fake news media are tag-team partners in transforming America into a socialist/communist nation.

MSNBC: Americans are so 'freedom obsessed,' they are blinded to threats like virus or climate change.  An MSNBC contributor called out "freedom-obsessed" Americans and their aversion to big government amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas blamed Americans obsessed with the idea of freedom for creating a vulnerability in the country to threats like climate change, speaking in the topic during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday [5/6/2020].

House panel investigating virus response is stuffed with anti-Trump militants.  A new coronavirus oversight panel assembled by House Democrats is being dismissed as the same old attempt to get President Trump, following the failure of impeachment or the Trump-Russia investigation to end his presidency.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently appointed a select committee on the coronavirus, to be chaired by Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, a key ally of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.  The membership was stacked with early advocates of impeaching Trump, including California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.  Republicans have so far avoided participation.  "A better name for this committee would be 'Committee of Oligarchs to Unelect the President' or 'COUP' for short," said Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican.

Biden Enjoys Armed Protection While Fighting to Disarm Americans.  Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden is enjoying the benefit of armed protection while campaigning on a platform of disarming his fellow Americans.  On March 17, 2020, Breitbart News reported Biden began receiving Secret Service protection.  Not only does this mean he is surrounded by good guys 24 hours a day, but it also means he is protected with the very guns he is trying to take from average Americans.

The third wave of the left's attempted destruction of America.  We are currently in the third wave of the left's attempts to totally deconstruct America into the image of the leftist utopia.  There is no love of this country or its traditions or its Constitution among the left.  Remaking it into a radical ideological hellhole is leftists' only objective.  The impoverished and criminals are sacrosanct and must be preserved.  They enable the corruption and absolute power the left craves.  Two classes, the rulers and the ruled, constitute the society that the left requires.  This is absolute evil, and it is the way the world has functioned for centuries.  They have history on their side.  America has been the prime exception to this history.  Personal freedom and free markets have made this the greatest economy and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind.  We have defeated fascism and communism.  Without us, the world would be an unbearably horrible place to live.  It is only because we love God and freedom.  That's it.

Democratic Donors Are Terrified About the VP Pick Democratic Voters Actually Want.  A new CBS News poll has Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren running away with the vice-presidential nominating sweepstakes among rank-and-file Democrats.  But big donors to the party are pressuring Joe Biden not to take her on, believing, "He would lose the election."  It's one more indication just how far left the Democratic Party has lurched since 2016.  Bernie Sanders, Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, and the "Squad" have brought radical, transformative, socialist ideas into the mainstream of the party, endangering the Biden's electability.

Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers that 'the nice weather is very much a threat to us'.  The weather in New York City is going to be quite nice this weekend, which gave Mayor Bill de Blasio another reason to remind citizens about what could get them arrested.

Infamous 'Waitress Sandwich' Senator Chris Dodd Joins Biden's VP Search Committee.  Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, who is linked to corporate bailouts, lobbying for Hollywood, and alleged sexual assault of a waitress at a restaurant, is among seven individuals appointed to Joe Biden's Vice Presidential selection task force.  Dodd, the 75-year-old from Connecticut, will be joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., and former Biden counsel Cynthia Hogan.  Three other appointees will work specifically on vetting chosen candidates; Bob Bauer, husband to former Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn, Obama homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco, and law professor Dana Remus.

Biden and Dodd: a Stupidity Sandwich.  [Scroll down]  Almost 30 years after Bill Clinton's promise of a cabinet "that looks like America," the Democrats' decisions are being made by a 75-year-old prep-school graduate at a white-shoe law firm first elected to federal office in 1974.  I'm sure the Democrats don't need me to be irritated in their behalf, but this seems like an obviously bone-headed move to me.

The left's 'listen to the science' mantra is growing old.  Trump listened and that's the problem.  Our Democrat politicians and the members of the media who show up at those briefings uninformed, aiming only to entrap the President, haven't missed a paycheck or lost a dime.  The millions of small businesses that have been shut down, many of them permanently, do not seem to enter their minds.  They have embraced this virus as though they've won the lottery; it's another crisis they mean to exploit in every way possible.  Their essential talking point?  Blame Trump and claim he is ignoring science.  That they think they are convincing anyone with half a brain would be amusing if it were not so deadly serious.  Oh, they are convincing the uninformed, the headline readers, but our media is well and deservedly loathed by all thinking persons for good reasons.

Left's scornful response amid COVID-19 lockdowns will help re-elect Trump.  You'd think the left would have learned from its boneheaded mistakes after the astounding presidential victory of Donald Trump in 2016.  And boy, would you be wrong.  From Kentucky to Oregon, protests have been staged in recent days by angry Americans sick to distraction of corona lockdown.  Wielding placards and scowls, some of them riding safely in cars — and a tiny few brandishing firearms — they've converged on state capitals and public spaces from Michigan to Montana and New Hampshire to Pennsylvania, anxious to achieve one common goal: getting back to work.

Andrew Cuomo sneers at angry, locked-up out-of-work protestors to 'Get a job as an essential worker'.  [Scroll down]  Triply insulting, actually:  One, he's suggesting they can work but don't want to work, as if every out of work architect, or bus driver, or advertising account executive can jump in and take a job as a doctor, or else clean up cigarette butts on the hospital entryway floors as low skilled labor, neither of which is a serious or practical solution.  Two, he's suggesting that he has all these 'essential' jobs on offer and they're available to everyone who asks.  It's baloney.  Three, he's reminding the protestors that the work they do is unimportant, 'non-essential' as if having a job that pays money is non-essential, at least as determined by him.  How a proverbial advertising executive or plumber staying out of work helps the 'essential workers' from catching the coronavirus is kind of questionable.  Yes, some jobs involve work in close quarters, but the shutdown has pretty well shut down all jobs, as if nobody can adapt to social distancing conditions in some glassy high rise office or shop front store.

The Left Is Taking Pleasure From The Economic Crash.  [Scroll down]  Democrats realized lockdowns could be the transformational crisis they've been pursuing for decades.  There's a reason the lockdowns are being called a "free trial of socialism."  They're crushing the economy.  And this creates the perfect opportunity for the political left to move in and "save" advanced economies in the U.S. and elsewhere with socialist/statist/collectivist policies favored by Democrats.  Free-market capitalism, they'll tell us, just isn't working.  Indefinitely prolonged lockdowns might achieve exactly what Democrats have been attempting to accomplish for decades, that is overwhelm commerce and enterprise with taxes and regulation, claim that market economies have failed, and then set up their version of a socialist paradise.

1984 Comes to Life:  The Cult That Rewrites History — Part Two.  Progressives are not individualists; they seek to form a herd, and status among the collective is established by displaying love of conformity.  Therefore, group-think commitment to the "Accepted Group View" is vitally important to the Left.  You are dealing with people who are very susceptible to methods of controlling thought, behavior and speech.  These are people who are taught from the time they join 'the herd' to self-condition their minds; to believe whatever Big Brother is saying TODAY.  What Big Brother was saying yesterday, a week ago, or [...] a full year ago is irrelevant.  What Big Brother was saying a week or a year ago doesn't help shape the present moment, and doesn't help Big Brother maintain power and influence over public discourse.

Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election.  It is by now obvious that the Democrats are determined to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in a last desperate attempt to get the president.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has launched yet another Trump investigation, said his call to reopen the economy is "sinful," and colluded with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to block the GOP effort to pass financial aid without which even more Americans will lose their jobs.  Meanwhile, the nation's Democratic governors refuse to ease their job-killing lockdowns, despite indications that the spread of COVID-19 has already passed its peak.  The Democrats clearly hope that the resultant recession will cause Trump to lose in November.

Lemons into Lemonade:  Did President Trump Trick Dems into Going 'Full Authoritarian' during Virus Crisis?  As the saying popularly attributed to Napoleon goes:  "Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake."  Like most modern American presidential elections, the 2020 election will be won by securing moderate voters, those who are undecided and not ideologically bound already.  Voters on the fence are unlikely to warm to the manner in which Democrats have used the Bill of Rights to clean their crevices during the toilet paper shortage.  Americans, regardless of political party, do not take kindly to curtailment of civil liberties that affect them directly and immediately.  Case in point:  liberals who went to buy firearms for the first time recently, only to wind up shocked and outraged at how laborious and slow their own party had made the process.  Already, lines at supermarkets seem to have knocked Bernie Sanders' 'friendly socialism' on the head.  Breadlines in theory are quite different from breadlines you actually have to stand in, checking your watch and grumbling.

Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election.  It is by now obvious that the Democrats are determined to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in a last desperate attempt to get the president.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has launched yet another Trump investigation, said his call to reopen the economy is "sinful," and colluded with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to block the GOP effort to pass financial aid without which even more Americans will lose their jobs.  Meanwhile, the nation's Democratic governors refuse to ease their job-killing lockdowns, despite indications that the spread of COVID-19 has already passed its peak.  The Democrats clearly hope that the resultant recession will cause Trump to lose in November.

Democrats introduce legislation to release detainees and stop ICE enforcement.  Democrats are introducing legislation that, if signed into law, would mandate the release of illegal aliens in detention and stop enforcement measures against a large number of aliens living unlawfully in the United States.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act on Monday [4/13/2020].  While many Democratic members of Congress have urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a rollback of enforcement measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, this bill marks one of the first instances where they are turning such concerns into legislative action.

Beware the Left's 'Degrowth' Movement.  It would be natural to believe that nearly everyone on the planet is horrified by the death and economic destruction wrought from the COVID-19 pandemic.  But some see the body bags and the shutdown of economic production as a weird kind of blessing in disguise.  These are the proponents of a radical and increasingly chic movement on the left called "degrowth."  This is the idea that economic growth and increased prosperity are the root CAUSE of massive ecological destruction and health pandemics.  The agenda is to shut down industrial production and industries like fossil fuels, automobiles and airline travel that contribute to global warming.  COVID-19 and the economy lockdown are seen as a kind of test run for the theory.  For example, professor Natasha Chassagne of the University of Tasmania and a disciple of this movement gushes that "we can draw many lessons and opportunities from the current health crisis when tackling planetary warming."

Over 200,000 Michiganders Sign Petition to Oust Governor Whitmer.  Michigan citizens have been flooding a petition at Change.org calling for the removal of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, accusing her of gross negligence and failures in handling the coronavirus pandemic. [...] Launched three weeks ago by John Powell, the petition has picked up steam in past days following the governor's extension of a stay-at-home order and raising penalties for non-compliance to a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail.  In just the 24-hour period between Monday and Tuesday, the petition garnered more than 50,000 new signatures as citizens rush to express their displeasure with the governor, bringing the total number of signatories past the 200,000 mark.

'She has lied since day one': Michigan residents fed up with Gretchen Whitmer amid coronavirus crisis.  An online petition to recall Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gained an additional 60,000 signatures in less than 24 hours as people in the state grow increasingly frustrated with the Democrat's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  Sitting at 216,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning, the petition accuses Whitmer of deliberately trying to ruin the state's economy and overreacting to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the state.  The petition cites a laundry list of grievances, including "closing and banning various non essential business's and activities while leaving others open.  Further promoting the pandemic."

Auburn mayor's Facebook posts spark outrage; he says it 'has nothing to do with my job'.  A string of recent Facebook posts and comments by Auburn Mayor Bill Kirby criticizing the White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and other subjects came to a head Thursday night [4/9/2020].  The posts included profanities and heated exchanges with members of the community.  Kirby angered community members when his recent public Facebook post suggested supporters of President Donald Trump were akin to members of the Ku Klux Klan.  After a screenshot of Kirby's meme was shared in a Facebook group, people began a deep dive on Kirby's personal Facebook post history and uncovered a number of other questionable posts.

Does Liberalism Cause Mental Illness?  The great Zach Goldberg, the youngish Ph.D student who has been quantifying the explosion of "wokeness" in the news media and elsewhere over the last decade, has been looking through the raw data in the Pew Research Center's latest American Trends Panel Survey, and unearthed some interesting findings, which you can see here.  Top line:  liberals are more than twice as likely as conservatives to be found to have a mental health condition.

Virginia Governor Signs Law Ordering 'All Places' Open to Public to Let Transgenders Use Ladies' Rooms.  Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, a Democrat, signed a law on Good Friday [4/10/2020] prohibiting "all places or businesses offering or holding out to the general public goods, services, privileges, facilities, advantages, or accommodations" from denying access to those things to people 18 years and older based on what the law calls "gender identity."  The law goes on to define "gender identity" as follows:  "The term 'gender identity,' when used in reference to discrimination in the Code and acts of the General Assembly, means the gender-related identity, appearance, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth."  In effect, the new law that Northam signed prohibits businesses and other private organizations from denying the use of their ladies' rooms — or locker rooms, or dressing rooms — to adult biological males.

Over 80,000 Sign Online Petition Demanding Recall of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  A Change.org petition demanding the recall of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) went viral on Saturday [4/11/2020], quickly shooting well past 80,000 signatures.  The online petition had about 60,000 names in the morning and, by the afternoon, had surpassed 80,000.

Democrats seem to be enjoying this authoritarian moment.  In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear has announced that if people attend Easter services, the police will photograph their license plates and summarily impose a 14-day quarantine on church attendees.  Governor Beshear is a Democrat.  The Kentucky governor is not alone.  In the city of Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer has ordered his police department to write down license plate numbers of those who attend Easter services so the attendees can be locked down in quarantine.  Mayor Greg Fischer is a Democrat.  In Greenville, Mississippi, people who sat in their cars, with the windows rolled up, in a church parking lot to listen to their pastor give a sermon on the radio received $500 tickets.  These tickets weren't given just to the driver.  They were given to every person in the car.  Greenville mayor Errick Simmons is a Democrat.

Virginia lawmaker wants unemployment benefits extended to Peace Corps volunteers.  A prominent Virginia Democratic congresswoman is urging labor officials to make Americorp and Peace Corps volunteers eligible for unemployment benefits under the latest coronavirus relief package.  In a letter to Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, Virginia 10th district representative Jennifer Wexton noted the recent recall of Peace Corps volunteers from the more than 100 countries where it runs programs.

Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Giving Coronavirus Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday signed an executive order ensuring that all immigrants and refugees — including illegal aliens — are eligible to receive the city's coronavirus benefits.  The city of Chicago has launched several programs in order to help residents cope with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Such initiatives include a coronavirus Housing Assistance Grant program, an online resources program for students through the city's public schools, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to help small businesses that are struggling.  Lightfoot's order Tuesday [4/7/2020]will allow illegal aliens to tap into all of these programs.

California governor planning coronavirus aid for illegal immigrants.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature are working on a coronavirus aid plan for the state's illegal immigrants and others not covered by the federal government's $2.2 trillion relief package.  Newsom, a Democrat, disclosed the plans Tuesday [4/7/2020], according to The Associated Press.  "Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state," the governor, a former mayor of San Francisco, said.

Media mystified as America rallies behind President Trump during coronavirus crisis.  For decades, Americans have rallied behind their president in time of crisis, so it's no mystery that President Trump's approval ratings are up.  Except, that is, to anti-Trump obsessives — including much of the media.  "Who Are the Voters Behind Trump's Higher Approval Rating?" a New York Times headline asked last week.  That is:  Who could possibly think he's doing a good job — when no one at the Times does?

Democrats Introduce Measure to Extend Coronavirus Relief Check to Illegal Aliens.  Democrats on Friday introduced a measure to amend the $2 trillion CARES Act, extending the cash payment benefit to non-citizens, including illegal aliens.  Three House Democrats, Reps.  Lou Correa (CA), Judy Chu (CA), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ), introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act designed to amend the cash payment portion of the CARES Act — the $2 trillion emergency economic relief measure designed to help U.S. citizens who are facing economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic — to extend to non-citizens.

House Democrats introduce bill giving coronavirus aid to illegal immigrants.  House Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would allow illegal immigrants to receive money from the coronavirus relief package.  California Rep. Lou Correa and two other lawmakers introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act that would amend the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, according to the Daily Caller.  "I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act," Correa said in a statement Friday [4/3/2020].

Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners.  On Friday [4/3/2020], a reporter from Telemundo asked California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom what emergency relief he would be providing for illegal aliens amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  "No state in America does more to help residents regardless of their immigration status," the governor rightly assured the reporter.  Newsom first bragged about the state's healthcare coverage for illegal aliens before explaining how his administration is now helping illegal alien small business owners obtain grants while a large part of the American economy remains shut down.

President Trump Stands Tall.  The Democrats seem more interested in damaging President Trump politically than they are in taking care of the American people.  Speaker Pelosi tried to attach all kinds of extraneous, irrelevant addenda to the relief bill (support for Planned Parenthood, voting rights modifications intended to make things more favorable to Dems in future elections, money for NPR and the Kennedy Center, etc.), all of which delayed the bill — needlessly — for a week.  As millions of businesses close their doors and tens of millions of Americans lose their jobs, Pelosi and the Democrats continue to look upon the entire situation as nothing more than an opportunity for a power grab.  The bill went through in bi-partisan fashion a week later than it should have, and most, but not all, of the Democratic fat was trimmed out.  But it didn't have to be that way at all.

Democrats risk losing support from America's Hindus.  There is a growing realization in the Hindu American community that Democrats, who present themselves as warriors for social justice, do not believe in justice for Hindus.  They are even willing to whitewash crimes against Hindus in order to appeal to Muslim voters.  These concerns have grown sharply over the last few months.

COVID Confirms It:  Dems Don't Understand Economics.  From Sen. Bernie Sanders demanding that a coronavirus vaccine be free for all and that "profiteering" from it cannot be tolerated, to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said "if everything we do saves just one life, I'll be happy," when he ordered the state to shut down, Democrats are demonstrating they don't know how an economy works.  This is as dangerous as it is maddening.  Though he is an open socialist, Sanders' rant is typical of most if not nearly all of today's Democrats.  Their view of profit is that it is an evil that must not be allowed.  This is at odds with what we know:  Profits are necessary to human lives.  When profits are not being pursued, an economy can never develop.  We can't all work for non-profit interest groups and expect to move forward.  How Democrats are unable to understand that the potential to earn profits is what drives companies to make lifesaving and life-enhancing drugs, as well as every other good out there, is a modern-day mystery.

Why Are Republicans and Democrats So Divided Over the Coronavirus?  Republicans have everything to lose if they don't get back to work.  We see our business, career, job as our calling in life, our baby.  It is who we are.  Taking that away from us is like death.  Democrats are made up of groups who don't see anything to gain by rushing back to work.  Some of them didn't work before this crisis.  Some are protected by union contracts and union pensions.  Some work for the government — and they have jobs for life.  Some have lived on a welfare check for much of their life.  Some want to be paid bigger checks for being unemployed than for working.  In the end, they feel they can stay home, take no risk and have the government pay them.

Death as a Political Tool.  If you've been paying attention for the last ten years or so in particular, you may have noticed in how many ways political leftists in this country love death.  Not their own, but the deaths of otherwise anonymous American citizens whom they've never met, care nothing about, and clearly consider deserving of sacrifice for their policy objectives. [...] The more people who die from coronavirus, the better the progressives think their chances will be in November.  They can rationalize that they aren't actually killing the victims; the illness is.  But as they seek to create discord and strife between the president and his experts, thereby making his efforts less effective and immediate, they obviously know that time is of the essence.  The longer it takes to get this under complete control, the more people will die, and they will blame Trump.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Upset Cash Relief Does Not Extend to Non-citizens.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed outrage on Thursday that the cash payment portion of the economic relief package, which the Senate unanimously passed Wednesday night, does not extend to noncitizens.  The Senate unanimously approved of the historic coronavirus emergency relief measure on Wednesday evening after days of partisan battles.  As many Republican leaders have stated, the passed bill remains virtually the same as the original bill Democrats rejected on Sunday.  It provides aid for small businesses, creates a lending aid program, and delivers cash assistance directly into the pockets of American citizens.

Pelosi, Democrats Are in the Business of Destroying American Lives.  Just for a moment, imagine substituting the name 'President Obama' in for 'President Trump.'  The man would have been hailed for a coronation with everything our Commander in Chief is doing to attack this worldwide pandemic.  President Trump is doing everything he can to stunt the spread of the coronavirus and restore confidence in what has been, under his watch, a flourishing economy, including the proposing of a quick and generous stimulus package in the last week.  Instead of supporting what was thought to be a slam-dunk, bipartisan move by the federal government, congressional Democrats are working in their sneaky, cockroach way to exploit the world crisis for their own ideology and agenda.

A Plague of Democratic Partisanship.  An overwhelming majority of Americans are worried about the financial effects of state and local measures imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, yet the Democrats continue to dither over an economic stimulus bill.  A new Harris poll reveals that 91 percent of Americans are "increasingly concerned" about the economy.  Late Wednesday, the Senate finally passed an emergency relief package but only after overcoming a threat by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to put a hold on the bill.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says the lower chamber won't take up the measure until Friday, and the Democratic governor of New York has demanded additional allocations for his state before they pass it.  Despite the prominent role played by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in hammering out the Senate bill, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that it would be terrible for his state:  "I spoke to our House congressional delegation this morning, I said to them 'this doesn't do it.'  I understand the Senate theory and the Republican theory but we need the House to make adjustments."

The Moralizing Cuomo Brothers.  Mario Cuomo was given to flowery denunciations on many subjects, but not abortion.  There he would fall silent and simply say that he is "personally opposed" to it.  His sons don't even maintain that conceit.  Andrew and Chris are both personally and publicly supportive of abortion.  Recall Andrew's comment that pro-lifers don't even belong in New York:  "Who are they?  Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon and anti-gay?  Is that who they are?  Because if that's who they are, and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are."

We will remember Dems' stimulus holdup.  [Scroll down]  And then there are the Democrats on Capitol Hill, who took an opportunity to help those economically sideswiped by the outbreak and turned it into a partisan free-for-all.  According to The Hill, more than 200 House Democratic lawmakers held a conference call last week and "laid out a sweeping wish list of provisions" they wanted in the stimulus package, including highway spending and Social Security expansion.  Republicans claimed Democrats in the House were holding up the bill over such items as: collective bargaining power for unions, solar and wind tax credits, forcing airlines to adhere to stricter emissions standards and same-day voter registration.  "Tax credits for solar energy and wind energy.  Provisions to force employers to give special new treatment to Big Labor.  And listen to this — new emissions standards for the airlines.  Are you kidding me?" said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  They weren't.  And they're only kidding themselves if they think the American people aren't wondering how these pols went from an economic stimulus bill to voter registration.  People are paying attention, especially those who are out of a job because of coronavirus restrictions on businesses.

Democrats Are Really Bad People.  It's not uncommon for must-pass bills to be treated like Christmas trees — with Members of Congress hanging their personal ornaments on it knowing an earmark for their district or state will not be noticed because the bill is so big.  These bills tend to be rushed through, usually in the last minute to fend off a shutdown, where lives are not at risk, so it's an easy game to play.  But Democrats have chosen to play this game with lives at risk, lives they are putting more at risk to win payoffs to their base.  The words necessary to accurately describe how opportunistic and disgusting the behavior of Democrats has been over the third coronavirus bill has been are not fit for a family audience.  Take every four-letter word you can imagine, square it, and create a few new ones and you'll be close to describing people who see one Republican Senator diagnosed with coronavirus and 4 others in self-quarantine because of possible exposure as "leverage."

Coronavirus Unmasks The Worst People In The World.  There are no benefits to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Let's get that out of the way now.  But it has shown many what a few of us already knew:  The political left is filled with the worst people in the world.

Clueless celebs slammed for cringe video promoting world with no borders during pandemic.  The stunningly privileged, wealthy and out-of-touch elitists who comprise Hollywood have reportedly sought to "lighten the mood" as the world burns by serenading America with a communist tune that calls for a world with no borders.  That tune is "Imagine," a ditty written by deceased rock legend John Lennon that he himself once admitted was a virtual rendition of the "Communist Manifesto."  "'Imagine,' which says 'imagine that there was no more religion, no more country, no more politics,' is virtually the 'Communist Manifesto,' even though I'm not particularly a communist and I do not belong to any movement," he once said, according to Far Out magazine.

No American Flags Present Because Democrats Are Running to be President of the World.  If you've watched the Democrat debates, or even just seen pictures, you will have noticed something:  There's not an American flag anywhere in site.  There's a reason for that.  This is because they are globalists first.  They all want to be the President of the United States, but that position is only important to them because it gives them access to American resources and control of the American people.

Joe Biden's Bizarre Outburst Is Everything That Is Wrong With The Democrat Party.  The Democrats are now the party of the Pumpkin IPA-sampling hipster, the woke tech tool, the militant diversity consultant, and the cat-fancying public school teacher whose husband went out to get her some Diet Coke when she was 48 and never came back.  Construction workers, cops, auto builders, truckers, soldiers — you need not apply.  You are not appreciated, much less wanted.  There's no place in the 2020 Democrat Party for real men, men who make things and who break things.  Today, none of the Village People could be a Democrat, not even the Indian — just ask Big Chief Warren.

Bernie's Solution to Full Employment.  The forces of militant ignorance are in motion again.  They are marching with Crazy Bernie Sanders and his spendthrift wife.  They are marching with Congressgirl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former bartendress.  They are rousing the drowsy forces of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the drowsy forces of the Occupy Washington movement, who have been recumbent for the past decade.  You remember them.  They were the utopian socialists and parasites who provided so much hope to the left-wing Democrats back in 2011 and 2012.  They slept in parks.  They hassled pedestrians.  They, occasionally, relieved themselves on parked automobiles.  I called them then, and I call them now, the moron vote.  They believed that health care should be free.  They were for free education, especially if, while experiencing the thrill of free education, they did not have to read a book or get out of bed before noon.  They were for a guaranteed annual income.

The Democrat Party By Definition.  To evaluate the Democrats, I am perfectly happy to do so by their own definitions.  First, anyone who calls himself a Democrat must be an extreme racist, for there is not one single person of color left in the race.  If Democrats had supported the people of color with their votes, they would have voted for at least one of them, but I'm sure it broke down on racial lines.  A Democrat must be viciously homophobic.  The one open homosexual they had running has been summarily pushed out of the race and forced to endorse the straight, white guy. [...] The Democrats support cultural appropriation, which is evident by the strong showing of Elizabeth Warren, who appropriated the role of a Native American in order to secure a college scholarship and obtain acceptance to a college. [...] The Democrats must be anti-Semitic, too.  In 2016, they combined to eliminate Bernie Sanders, a Jewish politician, from the nomination.  He admittedly did not have a chance, but that does not erase the anti-Semitism exhibited in the act.

Democrats Desperately Unhappy that America is Doing So Well.  If the goal of the previous administration was to increase poverty and racial tension, hatred of the police and of America, subversion of the rule of law, kicking Israel in the teeth, and making more people dependent on government than ever before, then Voila!  That's exactly what he accomplished.  By that measurement, I will concede that the Obama/Biden Administration was indeed successful.  Many including myself, don't believe the aforementioned outcomes were unintentional.  Nevertheless, Democrats must run against Trump's real and measurable accomplishments to have anything to run on at all.  After less than one term, we have seen a dramatic increase in the GDP, wages and employment, enforcing the rule of law, and in the confidence and prosperity of America.  All of this has been achieved against the backdrop of Democrats illustrating daily, what little regard they have for America and Americans.

Democrats are watching the speeding train head to the washed out bridge.  The party of racial diversity has only white candidates.  The party of youth has only old candidates.  The party's top candidate is an angry, spit-flecked, wild-maned old man who has been a Marxist his entire life, has never held a real job in the private sector, is now hypocritically reveling in the life of a millionaire and can't stop himself from praising grotesque dictators.  And here's the biggest laugh of all:  the Democrat party's only hope is a confused old man whose corruption is oozing into the open only because the Democrats wagered everything on impeaching President Trump.  It's very likely that, if the Democrats hadn't been bound and determined to impeach Trump, Gropey Biden's dirty dealings in Ukraine on behalf of his cocaine-snorting, alcohol-chugging, widow-shtupping, stripper-impregnating, deadbeat-dad son would have stayed in the shadows.

Super Tuesday exposes an age divide, a bad sign for Democrats in the general election.  Super Tuesday results have exposed the dramatic divide among age groups in their support for Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, which could be a bad sign for Democrats in the general election, no matter who the nominee is.  Simply put:  Exit polls have shown that Biden's surge is being driven by overwhelming support among older voters, while Sanders has dominated among younger voters.

Vegan runner who is 'offended' by the smell of meat is slammed for asking neighbors to show 'empathy' by closing the windows while cooking.  An vegan runner has been given a short shrift after they asked their neighbors not to cook with their windows open because the smell of meat is 'offensive.'  The unnamed jogging-enthusiast, from Berkeley, California, was criticized online after their demand made it on to a Twitter thread by Best of Nextdoor, a Twitter account dedicated to neighbor-on-neighbor pettiness.  The runner, who admitted they found the smell of meat 'overpowering' when they go jogging at dinnertime, asked that their community show 'empathy for their plant-based neighbors' by closing windows while cooking, and only grilling vegetables on the BBQ.

The Editor says...
[#1] Who grills vegetables on a barbecue, in the absence of any meat?  [#2] If you're a one-in-a-thousand weird-o who doesn't eat meat, or doesn't do what normal people do, you're in for a lifetime of perpetual disappointment.  And it's entirely your own fault, so stop whining.

Pew Survey:  The Democrat Party Has a Serious God Problem.  Americans do not consider the leading contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination to be very religious, reveals a new survey from the Pew Research Center. [...] In a similar vein, Catholic League president Bill Donohue noted last October that the Democrat debate has grown openly hostile toward people of faith, which reveals itself in the candidates' severity in dealing with religious freedom issues.  It is clear that "none of the Democratic candidates wants to be tagged as religion-friendly," he declared.  The Democrats' growing antipathy toward religion is most evident in their attacks on "traditional religious exemptions in law," Donohue observed, which have existed since the nation's founding and up until recently were "considered uncontroversial."

'Berkeley of the East' seeks to ban fossil fuels as part of sweeping climate plan.  A small Maryland enclave known as the "Berkeley of the East" has devised a bold climate plan that would ban gas stoves, leaf blowers and water heaters, according to a report.  Liberal Takoma Park's action plan, which would also close gas pipelines and force gas stations to relocate, is designed to eliminate fossil fuels to help save the planet, The Washington Post reports.  The town of 17,000 just outside Washington, D.C., first burnished its liberal credentials nearly four decades ago by declaring itself a "nuclear-free zone."  The non-binding plan is expected to be adopted by Takoma Park's City Council on March 4.  But the Post reports that even in a city where, as one resident put it, "the political spectrum spans Bernie to Warren," there are detractors.

Bernie Sanders may have just lost Florida to President Trump.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has cemented his position as the 2020 Democratic primary front-runner, is still defending Fidel Castro, claiming as recently as this weekend that the late communist tyrant was not all that bad.  After all, the Vermont senator explained during a Sunday appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes, the murderous Castro regime had literacy programs.  And just like that, Sanders has made winning Florida and its 29 electoral votes a whole lot more difficult for the Democratic Party.  Anyone who knows anything about Florida politics knows you never, ever defend the regime responsible for why there are so many Cubans in the Sunshine State in the first place.  Yet, here is Bernie Sanders, the man with the clearest path to the Democratic nomination, doing exactly that.

Remember the 'NASCAR Democrats?' Neither do they.  [Scroll down]  But seriously, Democrats, thank you for trying.  For trying to understand normal God-fearing, freedom-loving Americans.  Because there are none of those Democrats left any more.  Democratic politicians today no longer even pretend to like America or American voters.  This is a major reason why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016.  And now they seem hellbent to repeat the same mistake this time.  They have embraced free health care for illegals, socialism, live-birth abortion and open borders.  Oh, and lynch Donald Trump!  Even the great NASCAR Democrat himself, Mark Warner, has fallen in with the Pitchfork Democrats out for the president.  Now their only hope for a sane candidate is that New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg spends enough of his $60 billion fortune to buy the Democrat nomination away from socialist Bernie Sanders.  The phantom "NASCAR Democrats," meanwhile, spent Sunday watching the season kick off with the Daytona 500.  And it was probably tough not to join the deafening cheers as Air Force One — ferrying Mr. Trump and first lady Melania to the race — tipped a wing to the rowdy racetrack as it touched down in Florida.

What Really Makes Democrats and Republicans Different.  The Democratic Party today embraces sharia-compliant females — à la Brooklyn's Linda Sarsour and Minnesota's Ihlan Omar — along with hyper-feminists and LBGT constituencies.  The Democrats also embrace expansive abortion rights and seem to be moving to the point of legalizing abortion up to the minute of birth.  New York State has legalized such a broad definition.  Ironically, Islamic countries and culture are notoriously restrictive with abortion and lethal to any LBGTs who fall into their hands.  So why would practicing Muslims, such as Mmes.  Sarsour and Omar, attach themselves to the Democratic Party?  How do the two of them reconcile Islamic culture's honor killing, repression of sexuality, and mutilation of women with the Democratic Party's acceptance of sexual deviance?  Likewise, how does the Democratic Party reconcile these ladies' embrace of a retrograde creed?

Report: Bernie Sanders Campaign Fears Ocasio-Cortez's Rhetoric Will Alienate Voters in Rust Belt States.  Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign is reportedly unhappy with the stump speech Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) delivered in Sanders' absence on the campaign trail during the Senate impeachment trial and fears her strong rhetoric could alienate voters in Trump-won battleground states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, according to a report from Vanity Fair.  Ocasio-Cortez went on the campaign trail for her candidate in Iowa during the Senate impeachment trial, which kept Sanders locked down in the nation's capital, compromising his ability to campaign in the Hawkeye State ahead of its caucuses.

We are watching the Democratic Party burn up.  They are completely out of touch with the country around them, but they can't tell because they never see or read anything that doesn't reinforce what they are doing.  The best part is, the reason this is happening to them is inherent in who they are; in their world view.  They cannot coexist with an Internet.

Watch: Only 1 Democrat Indicates They Have a Problem With Socialist Being Nominee.  During the ABC News Democrat debate on Friday night, only one Democrat signaled that they had a problem with a socialist becoming the party's nominee to face President Donald Trump in November.  "Is anyone else on the stage concerned about having a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket?" ABC News host George Stephanopoulos asked.  Only Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) raised her hand indicating that she had a problem with it.  [Video clip]

Why Trump Keeps Winning.  [Scroll down]  Gallup goes on to point out that a huge percentage of all major demographic and political subgroups are content with the way their lives are going.  Significantly, this includes Independents, 89 percent of whom declare themselves satisfied.  In other words, most Americans are happy with the quality of their lives.  As long as that continues, Democratic show trials in Congress, tearing up a copy of the SOTU speech, and gratuitous personal slander will have little downside effect on the president's political fortunes.  In fact, according to yet another Gallup poll released Tuesday, his approval rating has now hit an all-time high of 49 percent.  As if to underscore the futility of the Democrats' attempt to oust President Trump, this new peak in his approval rating was reached during his Senate impeachment trial.

The two party system in crisis.  The immediate question facing the Democratic Party is what to do now that the Russian collusion investigation and the impeachment of Donald Trump both failed.  Should they enter into another high stakes confrontation or should they lower the stakes?  Each defeat, however subjectively glorious, exacts a price.  A sufficiently long losing streak can bankrupt any party no matter how much political capital they have.  The Democrat centrist wing is already broke, according to a New York Times op-ed by Elizabeth Breunig.  "The center cannot hold.  Bernie Sanders's strong showing in Iowa is a turning point in the battle between the party's establishment and the left wing."

The Suicide of the Left.  The American Left [...] has become a sewer of petulance, anti-Semitism, racism, socialism, and a Stalinesque political correctness.  This so discredits their candidates for office from the presidency on down, not to mention their allies in institutions ranging from the media to academia and beyond, that they will never be trusted with responsible governance again.  At least not until they stop behaving like a cross between a five-year-old with a temper tantrum (Pelosi), a communist-loving socialist (Sanders), and an identity-politics ideologue determined to divide and judge everyone and everything in America by race and skin color (Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad").  Meanwhile, a triumphant President Trump, his polls surging after the impeachment witch hunt, the economy roaring, cruises to a potential landslide reelection victory as the Democrats self-immolate.

Democrats have a turnout problem.  The 2020 campaign season is off to an inauspicious start for Democrats.  Iowa's reporting debacle has left Democrats without a clear result in their first nominating contest, sowing suspicions as to whether there will ever be an accurate count.  Things reached an extraordinary point on Thursday, with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calling for the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass its results.  Beyond the counting problems, Sen. Bernie Sanders's rise means Democrats are facing the prospect of running in swing states with a socialist at the top of the ticket.  Either that, or they will have to deny him the nomination in a way that will further inflame his passionate supporters, who already feel the 2016 primary was rigged against them.  But more ominous for Democrats is the mediocre turnout in the first nomination battle, which took place before anybody knew of the counting nightmare to come.

Democrats Sit Quietly As Republicans Cheer Women's Unemployment Numbers.  Democrats sat quietly as Republicans applauded the lowest women's unemployment numbers in years Tuesday night at the State of the Union.  President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., where he said that the unemployment rate under his administration is lower than it has been for any administration in the history of the U.S.

A Week of Political Karma for the Democrats.  Donald Trump couldn't have scripted it better himself:  The Democratic Party's karma knocked them right on the head this week as their countrymen watched in disgust — some, admittedly, in delight.  After three years of deception, gaslighting, and public temper tantrums, these power-hungry partisans finally got their comeuppance.  An assembly of agents provocateurs, motivated by an insatiable amount of contempt not just for the president but for Americans in general, who gambled on a farcical impeachment crusade rather than build a persuasive policy case to win over voters this year, are ranting and pouting and tearing up stuff because... well, because they are losing.  If Nancy Pelosi could have thrown a pacifier from her Capitol high chair Tuesday night, she would have.

Three Glorious Days of Democrat Agony.  [Scroll down]  And then President Trump gave the best State of the Union speech pretty much ever, spending much of it listing real achievements that help real Americans while Nancy Pelosi fumed behind him, offering a running commentary to her invisible friend.  Trump played the Dems like Pete Townsend plays the guitar.  Among the things Trump got them not to applaud for were:
  •   Record low unemployment
  •   Record high stocks
  •   Fair trade
  •   Minority children not being stuck in failing government schools
  •   People fighting cancer
  •   Law enforcement
  •   Our military
  •   Killing terrorists
  •   Not killing babies
  •   America
  •   God
These may have been good looks on college campuses and in communist bookstores, but not so much in the United States.  The speech was masterful, and when Pelosi tore it up, she highlighted just how owned she was for the whole world to see.

SOTU: The unspeakable ungraciousness of the Democrats in Congress.  The American Democrat party has become something it was never meant to be: it has morphed into a radically fascist party of autocrats.  Certainly not all of them fall into this category but those who do not are cowards.  Clearly they are afraid of the tyrants who control the party so they sit quietly by in fear of losing their seats.  As we watched them all refuse to applaud the many successes of this administration and the members of the audience Trump celebrated, we should all realize that these people are not on the side of America or Americans.  As Pelosi so ungraciously ripped up her copy of the speech on camera, she proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Democrat party is no longer pro-American, pro-freedom nor pro-democracy.  This SOTU speech was a transformative moment.  Now we know that only one party represents the American people.

"When the President Talked About 7 Million People Coming Off of Food Stamps — Congressional Democrats Hissed" — Ted Cruz.  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Sean Hannity following President Trump's historic State of the Union Address on Tuesday night [2/4/2020].  Senator Cruz scowled at the Democrats' behavior during the SOTU Address.  Democrats refused to cheer record unemployment rates, wage gains and foreign policy success.  Ted Cruz told Sean he could hear Democrats hiss the seven million Americans coming off of food stamps.

How rude!
Democratic women get to their feet to shout down Donald Trump on healthcare as divisive State of the Union address becomes a vocal floor battle.  Democratic women rose to their feet and shouted at Donald Trump during his State of the Union address when the president vowed to sign a bill that would lower the cost of prescription drugs.  'Working together, Congress can reduce drug prices substantially from current levels,' Trump asserted during his address Tuesday evening [2/4/2020] from the House Chamber.  'I have been speaking to Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and others in Congress in order to get something on drug pricing done, and done quickly and properly. [...] This caused an uproar from Democrats, especially from female lawmakers, many of whom were dressed in all white to stand in solidarity with the women who fought in the 20th century suffrage movement.

A Great Night for Trump and the Republicans.  More than anything, the speech was a reminder of what an excellent record the president has to run on in November.  In both domestic and foreign policy, his achievements are essentially unarguable.  This puts the Democrats in a tough spot.  Through the first half of the speech, President Trump reeled off one item of good news after another:  Record low unemployment!  Lowest black unemployment ever!  Lowest Hispanic unemployment ever!  Rising wages, especially at the bottom!  Median net worth skyrocketing!  And so on.  The Democrats greeted all of this with stony silence.  When Trump announced that in the last three years, 10 million people have gotten off welfare, the Democrats looked as though they were ready to cry.  This comes across very poorly, I think.  Would it really cost the Democrats anything to look as though they are happy about a good economy.  I don't think so, but their hatred of the president is so all-consuming that their judgment is warped.

The Democrat Party is in Need of an Old-Fashioned Purge.  The DNC, Obama, and the MSM, after successfully guilting white America into voting for a "historic" (half) Black president who was "articulate and bright and clean", realized they were in trouble after they overwhelmingly lost the House in 2010.  This was the direct result of ramming his unpopular and entirely partisan passed Obamacare down America's collective throat, and resulted in the emergence of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party, and other anti-Obama organizations.  Obama, having lost much of the warm and fuzzy good-will that swept him into the presidency, and political capital, made the decision to jettison the idea of appealing to the country's white majority middle class (the people who Hillary Clinton would later describe as an "irredeemable basket of deplorables").  The Dems essentially said they are no longer interested in, nor will they any longer court the white male blue-collar union base that was the strength of the Dem party since FDR.

Project Veritas:  Warren staffer irked by focus on 'identity politics,' says 'this is why we lose'.  It's not easy being a straight male working on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign in Iowa, judging from the latest Project Veritas undercover sting.  In a hidden-camera video released Monday, a man identified as Iowa field organizer Angel Alicea for the Massachusetts senator complained about the office's emphasis on "identity politics" and trans-inclusive pronouns, adding that he was told by another staffer, "You're the only straight [person] here."

Democrats' Total Failure and Utter Humiliation Delights All Real Americans.  [Scroll down]  Let's face it — the Democrats in Congress have zilch to show their constituents next fall except videos of Adam the Anime-eyed Lollipop and Oompa Nadler losing in the Senate.  And their primary is a disaster of epic proportions and it's hilariously funny.  Here's how bad it is:  Beto the Furry fell out and the stupidity/insanity axis actually rose.  Just last week, Chief Sitting Bolshevik assured her baffled audience that she would allow a trans nine-year-old to pick her Secretary of Education.

Dr. Drew Pinsky hits Adam Schiff on homeless crisis in his own district: 'He's asleep at the wheel'.  Senate impeachment trial manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is "asleep at the wheel" when it comes to his own district and is ignoring issues that matter, like the state's homeless crisis, Dr. Drew.  Pinsky said Thursday [1/30/2020].  Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Pinsky said he started thinking that maybe he should run against Schiff because, every day he doesn't do something, three more homeless people die in the county of Los Angeles.  While Pinsky said he is "categorically not running" for Schiff's seat, he couldn't ignore the crisis unfolding in front of him.

Impeachment: Emblem of the Left's One-Step Thinking.  Success in politics has always required vision beyond the latest crisis and thinking beyond one's own most extreme instincts.  For Democrats and the left, a striking inability to accomplish either fundamental task has headed them inexorably toward a ditch.  Impeachment has become the emblem of leftists' shallow, one-step thinking:  We don't approve of, and refuse to accept, the results of an election that placed a despised villain in the highest seat of power.  And so, instead of taking stock of why this happened and formulating the arguments to try and win back the voters who abandoned us and delivered this unspeakable result, we will simply reverse the results of the election by removing Donald Trump from office.  This anti-intellectual approach among the leftist intelligentsia is ironic to its core, for the consistent complaint advanced by the left against the right is that constitutionalism is inherently anti-intellectual.

A fatal flaw in the liberal character.  I think most conservatives live in the moment way better than liberals.  "Liberal" is a sort of umbrella term; it encompasses leftist, progressive, and maniac.  Liberals live in a dimension of only two personal time zones: the present and the near future.  Conservatives consider a third element; we call it the past.  The liberal acknowledges a past that is only a craven reflection of reality; it is full of caricature and devoid of character.  Liberals focus on only two fronts:  what they want right now and what they want ten minutes from now.  It's this lack of self-perspective as part of a long history that restrains a liberal from taking the final step into ease with oneself, a necessary deed if one is to truly empathize with others.

The Democrat candidates live in Never-Neverland.  [T]hese Democrat candidates live by a set of alternative facts of their own invention that have no relation to reality.  They want to re-litigate the Vietnam War, the Iraq war and they seem to think President Trump has delivered us into a war with Iran when the opposite is true.  They all keep asserting that Trump has no strategy!  Of course he does, and anyone paying attention knows what it is.  America first!  Go ahead, be a dictator but don't hurt a hair on an American's head.  Or else.  He's no warmonger; he's brought Iran to its knees, exposed the mullahs as the weaklings they are and who are hanging on to power by a thread.  The Iranian people loathe them and want relief from their oppression.  Trump's tweet of support to them in Farsi was the most re-tweeted Farsi tweet in Twitter history!  What does that tell us?  That Trump has the pulse of the oppressed around the world and they know it.  They love him for his recognition and support.

Democrats Always Choose America's Enemies Over America.  [Scroll down]  Yes, I know it's a proud Democrat tradition stemming back to when your party started, and then ensured the communists won, the Vietnam War.  During the last decades of the Cold War, which the Republicans won, you sided with the Russians — for you younger Democrats, Russians only became bad to Democrats sometime in 2016.  Still today, if there is a Third World USA-hating potentate or terrorist leader, that dirtbag can count on you.

Not One Senate Democrat Joins Resolution Commending U.S. Military For Soleimani's Death.  With the support of 42 other GOP senators, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas introduced a resolution yesterday afternoon [1/9/2020] to commend the president for ordering "successful operations" in Iranian terrorist Qassam Soleimani's death and to honor the members of U.S. military and intelligence agencies who aided in the targeted killing of "a terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the Middle East, including 603 US service members."  Cruz hoped partisan divisions would be sufficiently and temporarily suppressed for the sake of commending the administration for destroying the mastermind behind the world's largest state sponsor of terror.  However, not one Democratic senator could marshal the courage to co-sponsor the resolution with him.

Trump's Iran Policy Isn't the Problem; Barack Obama's Was.  This week, President Donald Trump launched a global round of teeth gnashing when he ordered the killing of the greatest terrorist leader in the modern Middle East, Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.  Soleimani was unquestionably responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in Iraq and thousands of others throughout the Middle East — mostly Muslim.  His global terror network ran from South America to Europe to Africa to Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq.  Soleimani was an unparalleled organizer and a pitiless murderer.  His death was richly earned.  But for many in the media and on the domestic and international left, Trump's action was precipitously "provocative."

Doug Collins:  Democrats Mourn Suleimani More Than Gold Star Families Who Suffered Because Of Him.  Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) went off on members of the Democratic Party on Wednesday evening for their response to President Donald Trump killing Iranian terrorist leader Qassim Suleimani, saying that they are "in love with terrorists."  Collins made the remarks on Fox Business's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" with host Lou Dobbs, where the two discussed the recent tensions between the United States and Iran.  "Meanwhile the Democrats are tomorrow talking about constraining his authorities as the commander-in-chief, vis-a-vis Iraq," Dobbs said several minutes in the interview.  "How venal, how vapid can one party become?"

Borderline Treason:  Democrats continue to betray their country.  Democrats and their progressive allies, including in the establishment media, are continuing their "Great Betrayal" of the United States.  They tried to sabotage efforts by President George W. Bush's administration to support the U.S. forces fighting in Iraq against Saddam Hussein and Islamic terrorists.  Now, we are witnessing Democrats, both in Congress and vying to run against President Trump in this year's presidential election, treacherously helping the Iranian regime advance its 40-year war against Americans.  The leftist media is right by their side.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is readying her Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to vote this week on legislation to tie President Trump's hands in dealing with the blood-thirsty Iranian regime.  Speaker Pelosi is peeved that she and her Democrat congressional colleagues were not consulted first before President Trump ordered the killing of Iranian terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani late last week.  Too bad.  She should run for president if she wants to become the commander-in-chief.  In any case, she is a hypocrite.

Celebrity Doc Drew Pinsky Mulls Run Against Adam Schiff in California.  Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky told the Hill Wednesday [1/8/2020] that he may eventually run for "Shifty" Adam Schiff's Democrat House seat because the California congressman has become too obsessed with impeachment to do anything about the people dying in his district.  "I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something," said the famed internist, whose full name is David Drew Pinsky.  "I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, 'Oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we're dying out here in California.  What are these people doing?'" he complained.  "I thought, '[...] I have to run for that office at least just to get him to start participating in the governance of this region.'"

Minuscule Turnout for Anti-Trump D.C. Protest.  Roughly six to seven left-wing activists are "rising up" on Capitol Hill Monday "to urge action to impeach, remove, indict and jail President Trump."  The event, co-hosted by 12 different leftwing groups, is being billed as a "daily gathering," attracting more than 230 Facebook RSVPs, with more than 1.4 thousand additional people "interested."

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It is somewhat interesting that the writer chose to spell out "1.4 thousand" rather than type "1,400."  A later update said, "Breitbart News witnessed approximately 10 more protesters join the uprising around 1:00 p.m. Eastern."  This probably means than an urgent call was placed and some labor union brought in a van filled with mercenary protesters.

U.S. kills world's most wanted terrorist, Democrats side with Iran.  U.S. forces targeted and killed one of the most powerful military leaders in the Islamic Republic in a swift airstrike on Friday.  However, some Democrats, as well as those in the mainstream media, weren't so happy about the news.  [Video clip]

McCrory: Democrats' Attacks on Trump 'Could Almost Be Speaking Points for the Iranian Regime'.  On Sunday's broadcast of NBC's "Meet the Press," former Gov. Pat McCrory (R- NC) argued Democrats' attacks against President Donald Trump after the killing Qasem Soleimani sounded like Iranian talking points.  [Video clip]

Dem Senator Chris Murphy Is a Frequent Speaker at NIAC Council, the Iranian Regime's US Lobby House.  On Thursday the United States killed General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran's al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad's International Airport.  The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.  Seven people were reportedly killed in the airstrike.  Following the death of Commander Soleimani Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) lashed out at President Trump for assassinating the Iranian al-Quds terrorist leader.

Precision bombings in Iraq Expose the Democrats' Love Affair with Iranian Terrorism.  Precision bombing in Iraq killed the number-one terrorist in the world, far more dangerous to U.S. personnel and interests than Osama bin Laden was when he, a frail, isolated old man, was killed:  Qassem Suleimani. [...] Also killed, according to Iran, were General Hussein Jaafari Naya, Colonel Shahroud Muzaffari Naya, Major Hadi Tarmi, and Captain Waheed Zamanian.  Other reports include Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi paramilitary leader, who attacked American and Western embassies and was the founder of a group responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq.  And there were reports late Friday that Shibi al Zaydi, leader of the PMU (Popular Mobilization Units, Iranbacked militias) was confirmed dead after another U.S. air strike.  Yet another strike eradicated six Shiite militia leaders near Baghdad.

This [is] not your daddy's Democratic Party any more.  [Thread reader]  That party is now completely demented.  Trump just killed the world's #1 terrorist thug after Iran killed yet another American & our embassy in Iraq.  Every top D candidate attacked Trump for it.

Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Terrorists Who Kill Americans.  A U.S. airstrike killed the world's most violent and deadliest terrorist of the last 20 years on Thursday night, but in the eyes of 2020 Democratic candidates and lefty celebrities, the only important takeaway from this American victory is that President Trump is bad.  Trump's authorization of the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani is a vindication for the thousands of wounded veterans, many with missing limbs from Soleimani's IED attacks, and the families of U.S. servicemembers Soleimani killed.  Soleimani approved the Tuesday attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was plotting to kill more Americans.  He was a central connection between Iran and terrorist organizations, including Lebanon's Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas.  Yet some Democrats find it difficult to celebrate his death.

Congressional Democrats Rush to Side With Islamic Terror Chief.  What an evil party the Democrat Party is.  They don't even hide their contempt for America anymore.  General Soleimani was responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans in Iraq, and was certainly plotting to kill more.  The Democrats should be applauding President Trump for taking out this butcher.  Instead, they are condemning him.  This reaction is just another reminder as to why no rational American should vote for the deranged Democrats in 2020!

There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With Democrats.  It's odd how the political left cheers America's shortcomings and mourns its victories.  The United States killed the top terrorist on the planet Thursday, and Democrats were... upset.  Perhaps "upset" is too vague, they were a combination of angry and scared.  They were angry that President Trump ordered an air strike on Qassem Soleimani, a man responsible for the deaths of more than 600 American soldiers and thousands more wounded. [...] Weirdly, the people who use the word "justice" most often saw no justice in the death of a man who's been killing innocent people for their whole lives.  Ilhan Omar reacted the way someone would when their childhood hero passes away, then tried to fundraise off of it because anti-Americanism translates into cash on the left.  Rashida Tlaib warned about a "lawless President recklessly moves us closer to yet another unnecessary war that puts innocent lives at risk."  She expressed no concerns for the innocent lives Soleimani had taken over his career.

Ilhan Omar 'Outraged' Over Soleimani Killing, About 9/11 Not So Much.  The traitor class has been particularly vocal ever since Qasem Soleimani was killed.  The ever-winsome Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted Friday [1/3/2020]:  "We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences."  Wait, what?  Soleimani was a "foreign official"?  Isn't Ilhan Omar aware that Soleimani was no staid and stolid Iranian "official" sitting bored behind a desk somewhere in Tehran, but was responsible for the deaths of over 600 U.S. soldiers in Iraq?  Yes, she does know, and clearly she doesn't care.

The Left Goes Over the Edge.  [For example,] Tlaib and Omar — This pair has proven inadequate to their mission, which was to make Jihadi terror look normal and all-American, preparatory to a flood of their type entering government on all levels.  Instead, somebody forgot to whitewash their connections to some of the vilest Jihadi outfits on the planet, including Hamas and the Moslem Brotherhood.  Quite apart from that, we have the fact that they're dirty in every other sense as well, with Tlaib awarding herself spare campaign funds and Omar...  Well, she turns out to be that kind of girl that can't touch anything at all without turning it inside out in eight separate dimensions.  At this point, it's not even clear what her name is, or what Somalian murder squad she's actually related to.  The two of them have managed to duck consequences so far, but it's still early days.

Newly-Elected Democrats Let Their Masks Slip, Revealing The Fascists Beneath.  There are no "moderate" Democrats.  All Democrats are dangerous to your life, prosperity and freedom.  They prefer churchgoers die rather than be able to defend themselves.  They want newly-prosperous frackers to learn to code.  They want you jailed for denying the climate cult or the fact that there are men and there are women and there is nothing else.

Greta Thunberg:  A Living Explanation of the Left.  What leftist in history would have ever imagined that to be a leftist, one would have to believe that men give birth or men have periods, or that it is fair to women to have to compete in sports with biological males who identify as females?  There are two primary reasons it is so difficult, if not impossible, to define leftism.  One is that it ultimately stands for chaos:
  •   Open borders.
  •   "Nonbinary" genders.
  •   Nonsensical and scatological "art."
  •   "Music" without tonality, melody or harmony.
  •   Drag Queen Story Hour for 5-year-olds.
  •   Rejection of the concept of better or worse civilizations.
  •   Rejection of the concept of better or worse art.
  •   Removal of Shakespeare's picture from a university English department because he was a white male.
  •   The end of all use of fossil fuels
  •   even in transportation (as per the recent recommendation by the head of the U.N. World Meteorological Organization).
  •   The dismantling of capitalism, the economic engine that has lifted billions of people out of abject poverty.
And much more.  The other major reason it is impossible to define leftism is that it is emotion-based.  Leftism consists of causes that give those who otherwise lack meaning something to cling to for meaning.

Abolish the Police?  The latest call to action from some criminal-justice activists:  "Abolish the police." [...] When I first heard this slogan, I assumed that it was a figure of speech, used to legitimize more expansive criminal-justice reform.  But after reading the academic and activist literature, I realized that "abolish the police" is a concrete policy goal.  The abolitionists want to dismantle municipal police departments and see "police officers disappearing from the streets."  One might dismiss such proclamations as part of a fringe movement, but advocates of these radical views are gaining political momentum in numerous cities.  In Seattle, socialist city council candidate Shaun Scott, who ran on a "police abolition" platform, came within 1,386 votes of winning elected office.  During his campaign, he argued that the city must "[disinvest] from the police state" and "build towards a world where nobody is criminalized for being poor."

Impeachment Celebration will be short-lived.  On impeachment day, the so-called somber attitude of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her House Democratic colleagues was just a façade.  Pelosi wore black on impeachment day to try to convince Americans that she was "sad" about the proceedings; however, Democrats were downright giddy about impeaching President Trump.  Right after an article of impeachment was passed, House Democrats started cheering. [...] After both articles of impeachment were passed, without a single Republican voting in support, there was no stopping the rejoicing among members of the left-wing media.  Five liberal activists masquerading as journalists from the Washington Post enjoyed a festive meal with pints of beer and spinach dip.

Corrupt Democrats Pushing America toward the Abyss.  The last three years have seen a significant decrease in Democrats' overall power, most notably in the loss of the courts.  Instead of resulting in a moderating push back toward responsibility, the rejection by voters and loss of Democrat power resulted in primal rage and a further breakdown of accountability. [...] One would think a party that saw its political power in decline would tack toward the center instead of running toward insanity.  Democrats' belief in their cultural control and media support has instead resulted in the toxic byproduct of maniacal overreach.

This Time It Is Personal — for Us.  We despise the Left's obsession with Colin Kaepernick and the troglodytic multi-millionaire ingrate lemmings like him.  No Nike athletic shoes or outdoor jackets in our homes and no more NFL football on our TV.  We strongly and enthusiastically support building the Wall.  Why should we not be enthusiastic about sealing off a porous border (i) that allows the smuggling of deadly drugs including opioids that murder tens of thousands annually, (ii) that fails to keep out animals like MS-13, and (iii) that facilitates and even invites the most vile human trafficking in women and children for unspeakable perversions and quasi-enslavement?  We virulently oppose the Democrats' cynical effort to import millions of illegal immigrants so that, having failed for generations to persuade the majority of self-sufficient Americans who live here legally and know the score, they instead seek to change vote outcomes by importing millions whom they know will rely on Democrat welfare programs.  That was their formula in New Mexico and then in flipping California from the Golden State of John Wayne and Reagan to the Homeless State of Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff.

Will Dems Leave Their Irreligious Party?  The average Democrat I know does not believe that infanticide is a right nor do they accept the nonsense that there are more than two genders.  They do not believe that open borders that allow drugs and murderous gangs into our country should be our policy.  Those that have jobs do not approve of their wages taxed to give benefits to those who are here unlawfully.  They are also outraged that children are being subjected to progressive stunts like having drag queens read to them in public while exposing their crotches.  (Don't believe this?  Google it).  They do not approve of grown men being allowed to use women's bathrooms especially when they are being occupied by young girls.  Yet all of that is being pushed by the Democrats running for president in 2020.

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Editorial shows why newspapers should die.  Hamiliton wrote, "A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective.  The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.  They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.  The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.  In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt."  In other words, he knew impeachments would be political circuses and he decided to pitch the tent in the Senate, which is the one body of government where every state is equal.  That would prevent Virginia and New York from bullying the rest of the country.  Today, the threats are California and New York.


If you value human life, you must vote for Donald Trump.  I was once much more "progressive" than I appear to be now.  I was pro-choice, and I used to be a leading voice for the "you can't legislate morality" crowd.  But I don't hold that position anymore, for several reasons.  First and foremost, I have concluded that it doesn't make any sense.  I mean this literally.  There is no sense, no logic, no intellectual integrity, or moral consistency in this argument.  Legislation, if it is nothing else, is always based on morality.  Otherwise, there is nothing to legislate, and the entire process becomes meaningless.

All impeachment all the time.  Where does that get you?
Bottom Falls Out as CNN Ratings Hit 3-Year Low.  Far-left CNN, an anti-Trump, pro-violence, racist, fake news outlet that traffics in conspiracy theories, collapsed to a three-year low in the ratings during the week of November 25.

The Anti-Trump Resistance Is Really against the Deplorables.  The impeachment hullabaloo is clearly revealing the Left's virulent hatred of President Donald Trump.  The Trump Derangement Syndrome is blatantly on display for everyone to see, especially among the obnoxious Ivy League law professors featured last week in the media.  What should be equally obvious is that while Trump is the symbol, the real object of the Left's hatred is we — the average Americans whom Hillary called the "deplorables" and "irredeemables," and the ones that Barack Obama claimed "cling to their guns and religion and have antipathy to people who aren't like them."  Our values, our beliefs, our taste in music and food, our very existence offends the Progressives.

Sorry Joe, But It's AOC's Party Now.  [Scroll down]  Two-thirds of Democrats like socialism.  Biden might not think that his party isn't the party of AOC, but to those who call themselves Democrats today, AOC is their standard-bearer.  So why isn't this bigger news?  Why are Republicans routinely depicted as the party of extremists, and not Democrats?  For the simple reason that the press, the entertainment industry, and academia — the forces that shape and direct the national conversation — are far more leftist than they once were.  To them, talk of a government takeover of health care, free college, $40 trillion spending plans, is mainstream.  The more Joe Biden tries to pretend that his party isn't comprised mainly of radical leftists today, the more out of touch he appears.  Not to us.  But to those who identify as Democrats.

The Left Hates The Salvation Army.  That's All You Need to Know About the Left.  We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that's all we would need to know about the person.  We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person.  To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad.  Such is the case regarding the left's hatred of The Salvation Army. [...] Yet, leftists — most especially LGBTQ groups, which spread a remarkable amount of hate in the name of "love" — seek to crush The Salvation Army.  They threaten and pressure whoever supports The Salvation Army.

The Inevitable Breakup of the American Left.  What makes up the American Left?  It is not a homogenous entity but an amalgamation of various factions now overwhelmingly dominated by its smallest and most radical element, the avowed Marxist/socialists.  However, the largest group and underpinning of the movement are the credulous, patronizing and narcissistic liberals who in their naiveté believe that the enemy of my enemy, conservatives and Judeo-Christian values, are their friends. [...] The current American mélange of activists and narcissists that began its ascendancy in the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War protests of the 1960's is now the dominant force in the nation's culture, education and governing class, with the radical element exercising de facto control of a major political party.

Two reasons why the left hates America.  A Gallup poll shows that while 74% of Republicans are "extremely proud" to be Americans, only 32% of Democrats and 23% of self-described liberals feel the same.  Why does the left hate America? [...] These leftists also would hate France, Canada, Japan or New Zealand if they moved there (as they often threaten to, but never do).  [Indeed], if they and their children were starving in the socialist utopia of Venezuela, they'd hate even that.  Wherever a leftist finds himself, that is where he hates.

Zorro in the White House.  [Scroll down]  One thing about their impeachment fetish:  it confirms what they've been all about from 2016, if not earlier.  They've stopped playing by American rules.  An election means nothing if you don't win it.  Respect for voters means even less.  Sabotage, mendacity, collusion, and insolence pretty much sum up their priorities.  They should be ashamed of themselves, but they long ago forgot what shame is.  So this is where we are.  In a very ugly mess.  If only this were about politics.

The Left Hates Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Coexistence.  Thanksgiving brings with it three things:  turkey, family, and guides on how to win political fights with family members.  The latest entry in this popular proggie pastime is Lauren Duca of Teen Vogue who not only offers a guide to fighting with your family members, but urges future lonely proggies like her who face a future of hookups followed by cat hoarding, that refusing to fight at the dinner table is racist. [...] The woke crowd understands that niceness is racism.  Now enjoy your turkey.

New Poll Shows Voters Aren't Buying Into the Progressive Sales-Pitch for Socialism.  While soak-the-rich progressives lead the Democratic presidential field, a new poll released Tuesday [11/26/2019] shows voters remain skeptical of their socialist policies.  Just 12 percent of likely voters reported preferring a socialist economic system, according to a new Heartland Institute/Rasmussen poll.  Sixty-nine percent said they preferred "a free-market economic system."  When it came to the 2020 contenders, only 26 percent of likely voters said they would vote for a presidential candidate that identified as a socialist.  Fifty-percent said they would not.

They brought all this trouble upon themselves.
Vanity Fair's Impeachment Data Is Terrible News for Democrats.  The far-left Vanity Fair got its Trump-hating hands on some exclusive impeachment data, and it is all bad news for Democrats and their fellow coup plotters in the media.  The headline reads:  "Polling Suggests Democrats' Impeachment Push Could Alienate Key Voters."  The sub-headline reads:  "Data exclusive to Vanity Fair shows impeachment could be a losing issue for Democrats hoping to recruit Independents in 2020.  'Lots of people who don't like Trump who are still prepared to vote for him,' says one political science expert."

The Democratic Cold War on Christianity [is] Heating Up.  Black and Hispanic Democrats tend to be far more religious than the white Democrats who are driving the party's agenda.  Will this alliance hold as the party increasingly kowtows to vocal anti-Christian Marxists?  Will these voters start to defect as Democrats intensify their open war on people of faith?  These questions arose this week when the sad story emerged that Chick-fil-A would no longer support three mainstream Christian-based charities; the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, all under the auspices that they are anti-LGBTQ.

Michael Moore: 'I Am the Center.  I Am the Mainstream Now of the Democratic Party'.  Radical-left filmmaker Michael Moore said on an MSNBC panel discussion after the Democratic debate that his views now represent the "center" and "mainstream" of the Democratic Party.  He also said that "The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues," which makes the "center" of the Democratic Party somewhere to the left of Karl Marx.  "Bernie" is, of course, Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and one of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Support flips against impeachment as Trump approval rating jumps:  Poll.  A new poll shows support for the impeachment of President Trump has declined since public hearings have started.  The Emerson poll released Thursday [11/22/2019] found support for impeachment has dropped from 48% to 43% since October, while opposition to impeachment has risen from 44% to 45%.  Independents are key in the shift, with 49% opposing impeachment and only 34% supporting impeachment.  In October, 48% of independents supported impeachment and 39% opposed.  The poll also showed Trump's approval rating rising to a net positive.

After the Impeachment.  [Scroll down]  In contrast, the Resistance consists of influential power brokers.  They are the Democrats in the House majority, the media (including mainstream and cable television), Hollywood and entertainment celebrities, Deep State bureaucrats, radical judges/courts, university administrations, faculty and students, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, many liberal church leaders, numerous blog sites like Politico and Huffington Post, along with Drudge, who has gone over to the dark side.  The Resistance has seemingly unlimited resources, including multiple big-pocket funding sources as well as both offensive and defensive weapons they use without compunction:  media attacks, Twitter storms, boycotts, marches, and demonstrations in the streets, physical attacks and intimidation, rioting, and arson. [...] And, perhaps the most important difference is that for the Resistance, politics is their religion, which they live and breathe 24/7.

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Leaves Increasingly 'Purist' Democrat Party, Will Caucus With Republicans.  Pennsylvania State Senator John Yudichak announced on Tuesday [11/19/2019] that he will be switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Independent due to a disconnect with an increasingly leftward-moving party.  "As an Independent, I will continue to put people above politics," Yudichak said in a press release.  "I will continue to support Democratic ideas as well as Republican ideas when it is clear that they serve the greater good and help government work for people rather than the narrow interests of partisan 'purists.'"

Does the Left Hate America?  Here are six reasons to believe the Left hates America: [#1] No one denies that the international Left — the Left in Europe, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere — hates America.  Therefore, in order to argue that American leftists do not hate America, one would have to argue that on one of the most fundamental principles of international leftism — hatred of America — American leftists differ with fellow leftists around the world:  All the world's left hates the U.S., but the American left loves it.  This, of course, makes no sense.  Leftists around the world agree on every important issue.  Why, then, would they differ with regard to America?  Has any leftist at the New York Times, for example, written one column critical of the international Left's anti-Americanism?

Barack Obama and the Behar doctrine.  [Scroll down]  By packaging their hard-left agenda as "sensible," "fair," and "just," they can fool the American people into electing them.  "How we approach (manipulating the American people) will be important."  "Wait until you get elected and then take the guns away."  Wait until you get elected and then take away Americans' freedom of speech, religion, and right of assembly.  Wait until you get elected and then relegate American citizens to a government-run healthcare system.  Wait until you get elected and then open the floodgates on the Southern border.  Wait until you get elected and then do away with the Electoral College, effectively relegating the Presidency to leftist voters in New York and Los Angeles.  Again, make no mistake, Obama is not a moderate.  He still seeks to "fundamentally change" America, only wants Democratic candidates to hide their agenda until elected.

Mazie Hirono exists to prove conservatives right about Democrats.  Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is a bit like failed 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke in that she is living proof that there is at least a grain of truth to even the wildest allegations leveled against the Democratic Party.  "No one is coming for your guns," they said, "that is just a right-wing fantasy."  Then along came O'Rourke.  "Climate change is not a cult," they said.  Then along came Hirono.  The senator told supporters this week that they need to keep protesting so the Democratic Party can continue to be "committed to human rights, environmental rights, climate change — believe in climate change as though it's a religion (it's not, it's science)."  There are two ways to translate Hirono's comments.  You can take her seriously and interpret her words to mean:  We must treat climate change as seriously as people of faith treat religion.  You can also take her literally and interpret her words to mean:  Climate change is a cult and we are proud acolytes.

The Return of the Moron Vote.  It is slowly becoming clearer whom exactly the Democrats are zeroing in on as their key voting bloc for 2020.  It is not the youth vote, contrary to the received opinion. [...] Nor is the union vote likely to be targeted by the Democrats.  The union vote is nowadays relatively small and getting smaller all the time thanks to the Trump economy.  Nor is it the angry women's vote being targeted by the Democrats. [...] So who is it that the Democrats are going to focus on?  In 2020, what voting group will form the most stable, reliable bloc for them?  I think they will go with the core voters they have gone with year in and year out for the last 20 years.  They won the election for them in 2008 and again in 2012.  They will go for the voters whom I have been calling for years the Moron Vote:  that is to say, the voters who believe things that are clearly unbelievable to normal citizens.  In fact, I would say they believe in things that more and more Americans believe are clearly preposterous.

Democrats Hate America.  This won't surprise anyone who has been paying attention, but there is a stark difference between the parties:  Republicans love America, while Democrats can't stand her. [...] If you hate your country, there is a party for you!  You are a Democrat.  If you love your country, you have only one plausible home:  you are a Republican.  Never has this difference been so clear.

Kamala Harris Campaign Collapses Under Perception of Law and Order.  The Black Lives Matter movement that burst on to the scene in 2013 and 2014 poisoned the Democratic Party.  Harris is a delayed casualty.  Any hint of belief in law and order is now the kiss of death in the party.  The Left relentlessly attacks all law enforcers, from policemen to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.  These brave guardians are viewed with suspicion at best and hatred and revulsion at worst.  In a party where up is down, the criminals are celebrated as heroes while courageous defenders are cast as villains.  It is the same trend that has led Democrats to decriminalize many drug and theft crimes in their jurisdictions down to misdemeanors.  The result, to no surprise, is that these types of acts are becoming as common as jaywalking.  Lawlessness is now viewed as a civic virtue.  In some areas of California, you can walk into a Target and help yourself to your favorite DVD or a pair of designer jeans with no threat of being apprehended.

Elizabeth Warren:  Black Trans Women Are the Backbone of Our Democracy.  In case any of you are unfamiliar with this group, Black Womxn is "an organizing collective of leaders, activists, artists, writers, and political strategists from across the country in the fight for Black Liberation.  The last presidential election laid bare what many Black women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself."  Anyway, this organization has just given its endorsement to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  Which is very nice for Elizabeth and certainly she has to express her gratitude for their vote of confidence.  But she took it a little too far.

Petri-Dish Leftists.  The intellectually ossified limousine liberals of the 1970s have spawned the petri-dish leftist, a more class inclusive but equally obtuse and incurious gaggle of statists.  This genus of regressives never leave the bubble of their leftist environs and salons; consequently, they have few encounters with non-leftist thought and no understanding of it, except perhaps cartoon level caricatures.  All in life is viewed through the intellectual prison that is the woke-broke prism of Leftist ideology.

Mark Halperin's 'How to Beat Trump' Sells 502 Copies in First Week.  Published Oct. 29 by Regan Arts, How to Beat Trump compiles comments from such Democratic strategists as Donna Brazile, David Axelrod and James Carville.  News of the book in August was met with widespread criticism, with the major networks saying they would not interview Halperin and even some of the book's contributors distancing themselves.

The Editor says...
The only way this book could be more useless would be if Hillary Clinton had written it.

How Did Democrats Get Here?  The ginned up hysteria over Trump's election has grown with Trump's triumphant successes with the economy and national security.  The Democrats' motivation for the fake impeachment crisis is obvious — they have no platform and no candidate that gives them a path to the White House.  What is less obvious is why three years of ugly, crude propaganda, threatened and actual violence, wearisome agitation and lies is playing so well to previously normal Democrats.  The Democrat Party has veered far left very fast, without any pushback from within the party.  Their voters have turned, seemingly overnight, from normal American citizens to a deranged mob after Trump's blood.

The Number of Democrats Showing Up at Trump Rallies Is Stunning.  On Sunday night [11/3/2019], Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, released some very surprising data guaranteed to send a shiver up Democrats' spines.  Of the 16,432 voters who provided data, 27% were Democrats.  The significance of this is monumental.  I wonder what the percentage of Republicans attending Democratic rallies is.  I imagine it would be low to nil.  This tells us that a certain percentage of Democrats are looking at the weak field of candidates and are searching for an alternative.  I would guess many of them are turned off by the injustice of the current impeachment inquiry as well as the party's sharp left turn.  It might surprise Democrats to hear that not every Democrat supports impeachment or the vision of a socialist America.

Nancy Pelosi Worried 2020 Democrats Are Going Too Far Left.  Nancy Pelosi, who opened up an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in response to pressure from the far-left base of her party, has issued a warning to the Democrats running for president:  far-left proposals like Medicare for All and wealth taxes won't help them defeat Trump in 2020.  "What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan.  What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers' rights and sharing prosperity," she said at a Bloomberg News roundtable on Friday [11/1/2019].  "Remember November.  You must win the Electoral College." [...] She also warned about supporting the Green New Deal.  "There's very strong opposition on the labor side to the Green New Deal because it's like 10 years, no more fossil fuel.  Really?" she said.  Interestingly enough, Joe Biden caved to pressure and embraced the plan, despite the fact that he's supposed to be the "centrist" alternative to the crazies.

Latin loving quid-pro-quo lefties need to be fair to Trump.  When considering the apparatus of our government, the founders favored a distribution of power similar to that of the Roman Republic.  Benjamin Franklin captured their admiration of the early republic's virtue and its representative nature when responding to a question about what the constitutional delegates had crafted:  "A republic, if you can keep it."  Distressingly, the Dems don't want to keep it.

Kanye West's Conversion Could Be a Cultural Wrecking Ball.  Throughout the whole of [his] new album, [Kanye] West is in many respects deeply critical of modernity and cultural progressivism.  There are calls for a focus more on the family than on individual glory.  He seems to applaud Chick-fil-A, which in our age is tantamount to endorsing bigotry.  Social-media obsession should be exchanged for family prayer.  Fatherhood is characterized as a virtue.  Materialism is pilloried.  Calls for worshiping Christ redound to such effect that West's first Christian album is arguably more Christian than what most contemporary Christian artists could similarly muster.  But in the media rollout of West's album, it's worth paying attention to other statements he's made.  He's criticized abortion and believes that the African-American community is getting played by Democrats.

Why Republicans oppose impeachment:  Trump is even more popular with his base than Obama was.  Any effort to remove President Trump from office through the impeachment process is going to come up against a brick wall in the Senate, where 20 Republicans would have to defect to oust him.  That is likely to remain the case no matter what revelations come out of the Democrats' investigation for the simple reason that Trump remains extremely popular among the party's base — more so than even Barack Obama was at a similar point in his presidency.  Though the most recent Gallup poll finds Trump's approval rating down at just 39% among the adult population, among Republicans his approval rating is 87%.  At the comparable point in his presidency, Obama's performance won the approval of 77% of Democrats.

Trump vs. the barbarians at the gates.  American progressives, beginning with Woodrow Wilson, set out to destroy America as founded to undo the Constitution and to make the US into a totalitarian creation not unlike Mao's China, Stalin's Soviet Union, Castro's Cuba, Chavez' and Maduro's Venezuela. [...] The Left does mean to purposefully obliterate the cultural values that made this nation great.  They do mean to indoctrinate our young people with the myth of transgenderism, sacrificing the futures of countless children in the process.  They do mean to implement control over every aspect of our lives via the shallow myth of climate alarmism by instilling fear in the young.  They willfully intend to impose their socialist, soon-to-be communist globalism on us all.  That's their plan and they are sticking to it, no matter how obvious it becomes that Americans are not on board.

We need to fight for the values that made America great.  The left railed against our soldiers during the Vietnam War.  The left calls those who believe in a supreme being or the commitment of marriage uninformed and anachronistic.  They're now openly saying that churches that hold traditional values should lose their tax-exempt status.  The Left doesn't care about our enormous debt, pushes for socialism, and criticizes the Boy Scouts.  The Left thinks it's OK that our schools don't teach about the founding fathers or free markets.  They want you to think America was never great.  To a degree, the pressure from the Left is working.  Americans under 30 are less interested in joining the military.  Church attendance is at an all-time-low, participation in the Boy Scouts, even after allowing girls in, has shrunk, and many are choosing not to have families.  Socialism, the single most discredited idea of the last century, an idea that led millions into poverty and tyranny around the globe, has gained a foothold in one of our two political parties.

Washington Parish Sheriff Cites Second Amendment, Leaves Democrat Party.  Washington Parish is a rural parish of about 47,000 population in Louisiana.  The rural parish elections have been trending conservative; they have been gradually moving from traditional Democrat to Republican. [...] Sheriff Randy Seal was correct when he said the Democrat party left him.  There is no issue where this is more clear than on support for the Second Amendment.

AP-NORC poll:  Most Americans oppose reparations for slavery.  Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a poll shows, even as the idea has gained momentum among Democratic presidential contenders.

California's legal weed profits going up in smoke.  Legal marijuana in California as a business was supposed to be a no-brainer.  How could it not be profitable in a liberal state pushing 40 million residents where some of the best weed in the world has been grown for decades?  But nearly three years after Proposition 64, the law legalizing the adult use of the drug, was passed, California cannabis producers are not seeing the windfalls predicted. [...] The California law gives local governments the right to regulate the pot shops so towns can prohibit them.  A whopping 80% of the state's towns and cities have turned legal pot shops down.

Insider Democrat 2020 fears chronicled by a sympathizer.  [Scroll down]  Today, Democrats rely on wealthy and prosperous professionals and dissatisfied minorities, whom the[y] court with preferences.  And they fear those left behind to whom they offer no identity group preferences (aka, white males) being roused from their alienation and turning out to support the many who champions their interests.  This makes me wonder if the usual suspects such as "Rock the Vote" will be quite as active in 2020 as they have been in the past, when turnout drives traditionally have benefitted Democrats.

Imagining Donald Trump's Future for America.  Anyone who thinks President Trump's victory is inevitable in 2020 is not paying attention.  The entire weight of America's profiteering elites is arrayed against him.  But what if he wins anyway?  What if enough voters realize they're being conned by the Democrats?  What if enough voters decide they don't want to feel like unwanted usurpers in their own nation?  What if men and women of all ethnicities realize that despite the unrelenting avalanche of lies coming from the Left, America is a welcoming and inclusive nation and that the only way a society can stay healthy is by rewarding personal initiative?

Booker: We Have to Conduct Impeachment in a Way 'That Brings Our Country Together'.  Impeachment as a way to bring the country together?  That's what Sen. Cory Booker said at Tuesday night's debate:  "So first of all, we must be fair," Booker said. [...] Booker's call for a "fair" process will get a rousing endorsement from House Republicans, who say the secretive and closed-door proceedings being run by House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are anything but fair.  South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Trump "has left the Congress with no choice" but to impeach him.

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The Democrat platform includes open borders, Obamacare, windmills and solar panels everywhere, high taxes, gun confiscation, homosexuality, atheism, activist judges, racial discrimination in the form of "affirmative action," one-part socialist government, and above all, abortion.  No part of the Democrat platform "brings our country together."

Ohio Swing Voters Outraged at Democrats' Lawless Impeachment Attempt.  They may not know it and they may not care but the lawless Democrats are losing swing voters with their latest impeachment attempt.  Democrats are hoping to impeach President Trump for making a call to the leader of Ukraine.  The entire process has been a lawless attempt to nullify the 2016 election.

The time has come for President Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act.  The lunatic, lawless Left is out of control.  The corporate-run media has become a CIA propaganda front that ignores reality while fabricating fake stories to destroy America.  The tech giants despise free speech for conservatives while demanding "equality" for transgenders.  And left-wing governors and mayors are openly advocating Antifa-style lawlessness and violence in America, as long as that violence is directed at conservatives and Trump supporters.

Nearly Hidden in Elizabeth Warren's Workers Plan:  A Vow to Give Back Pay to Illegal Aliens.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), currently the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate in many polls, has pledged to "fight" for illegal immigrants to be given back pay.  Many Americans may not realize this point, however — because this key detail in her "Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages" plan — which she released on October 3 — hasn't gotten much attention in the mainstream media.  The Warren workers plan declares that illegal immigrants will be eligible to receive back pay for previous work they did in the United States — and the progressive senator is apparently determined to make this happen by amending the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Catholic League Decries Democrats' Growing Hostility Toward Religion.  One message resounding loudly and clearly from the latest televised Democrat debate is how hostile the party has become toward people of faith, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said on Friday [10/11/2019].  According to Dr. Donohue, the Democrat candidates "fail the religion test" for falling over themselves trying to prove who is the most severe in dealing with religious freedom issues.

Republican Versus Democratic Occupations.  [Scroll down]  For example, sculptors, yoga instructors, floral designers, environmentalists, librarians, social workers, activists (that's actually a job title?), comedians and professional poker players don't just veer left, they are absolutely and unswervingly full-steam ahead leftists.  These people slop at the government trough in industries like academic administration, social science, "research," union organization, art, education and media production.  Notably, mental health professions are overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats, as the anti-Trump zealots require much more therapy than a faddish calmness app provides. [...] Human Resource executives are also firmly entrenched in the liberal quagmire.  In fact, their encouragement of victimhood does a disservice to the increasing numbers who teeter on the cusp of madness.

Nine Democrat Presidential Candidates Taking Part in LGBT Town Hall Marathon.  CNN and the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are hosting a marathon town hall with nine Democrat presidential candidates on Thursday in Los Angeles from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.  "The town hall, which will take place on the eve of National Coming Out Day, will mark the first time in history that a major cable news network will air a presidential event devoted to LGBTQ issues," the HRC website states of the event.

There is No Middle Ground with Today's Democrats or the Deep State.  Like a child with a box of matches, deranged Democrats seem to think they have their hands on a good idea.  Their thinking goes something like this:  "If we can't be in control, let's burn it all down, destroy norms, throw an epic political tantrum, hold the American people hostage!  That'll show the irredeemable deplorables to question their betters!"  The Democrats' sycophant propagandists in the corporate leftist media are barking and clapping away like circus seals, cheering them on.  Both sets of deranged people appear perplexed, however, that outside of their bubble within the Acela corridor people in real America, as Politico chronicled, think the idea of impeachment is absurd.  The corporate leftist media's reaction, from Chuck Todd's meltdown over the weekend to the Politico piece, is one of shock and disgust that people are not listening to their enlightened masters on this matter.

Poll: 'Transgender' Men Ads Lead to 8-Point Voter Swing to Republican Matt Bevin from Democrat Andy Beshear.  A conservative group notes polling data shows an eight-point swing in voters' shift to incumbent GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from Democrat candidate Andy Beshear after they view ads highlighting Beshear's support of biological men competing in women's sports.

The no civil war left behind act.  Why is it always foreigners who manage to unite all the politicians from both parties in Washington?  Illegal aliens — I mean "Dreamers."  Haitian boat people.  Olde Europeans.  Sudanese.  And now the Kurds.  It is never support for regular Americans that brings politicians from both parties together.  Even military veterans seem to offend half the politicians in Washington.  Democrats in Congress would give illegal aliens free health care before they would give it to our wounded veterans.  And don't get me wrong.  I've got nothing against the Kurds.  They seem like great people.  Brave, hardworking — a considerable step up from your average American college student today.  And they seem to be truly trying to shake off the yoke of tyranny, which at least half of Americans support.  But why do politicians drop everything they should be working on and come together to do something only for the "Dreamers," who, again, are illegal aliens?  Or for the Kurds?

MIT Researcher:  Swing Voters Repelled by 2020 Democrats' Medicare for All, Open Borders Agenda.  Swing voters are repelled by leftist policies from healthcare to immigration that 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates have endorsed, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals.  MIT researcher Alexander Agadjanian published his latest research in the New York Times, where he revealed that swing voters likely are six percentage points less likely to vote for a Democrat against President Trump in the 2020 election after learning of the leftist policy positions they have embraced.

Trump's Godfather moment.  I have never seen anything like the apparently crazed condition of Democrats.  I have watched players in World War II, the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Israeli wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and all the rest of it.  But never have I seen anything as wild and incoherent as the current Democrat stampede.  To me, it's a headlong rush to somehow Impeach Donald Trump — by an uncontrolled run to the left.  Any new "bombshell" seems welcome.  Any new accusation is instantly worked globally into the Democrat narrative.  Anything that seems derogatory.  Anything negative.  The wilder, the better.

New York Times Kavanaugh book bombs, just 3,120 sold, Amazon rank #6,795.  The latest book on Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a critical biography from two New York Times reporters that made new sexual assault charges that were immediately undermined, has suffered an epic sales crash, according to publishing insiders.  Expected to sell at least 10,000-12,000 in the first two weeks and propel The Education of Brett Kavanaugh:  An Investigation onto the newspaper's bestseller hardcover list, it has sold about a third of that in the first two weeks.  A publishing source provided the latest BookScan numbers, which can account for about 80% of sales.  That number is 3,120.  "If you add in ebooks — they may have sold a total of 4,000.  That's one of the most epic bombs in political publishing over the past decade," said the source.

Tourist-Shaming: A Snobby Way to Save the Planet.  More people are pursuing new experiences, broadening their horizons, reveling in nature's splendor, and familiarizing themselves with the world's cultures than ever before.  But to environmentalists, these figures bring displeasure.  Emissions from aviation have spiked to an almost incomprehensible volume.  Worldwide, flights produced 895 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018.  To the upper-crust jet set, these figures bring discomfort.

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Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.  Thousands of people have very good jobs in the airline industry.  Thousands of others make a little money every month after having invested in airline stocks.  Air travel does not wreck the earth.

The Dems are doomed.  After nearly three years since Trump's inauguration, Democrats have finally mustered up the courage to go full throttle into impeachment mode, proceeding from the president's whistleblower-stricken phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.  Zelensky stated at a press conference with Trump that when in talks with the president over Hunter and Joe Biden's Ukrainian scandal, he felt no pressure as it relates to United States aid to Ukraine.  Despite this overwhelmingly important factor, Democrats are proceeding full force with impeachment — and it couldn't be better for the president.  If the economy didn't seal it for the "on the fence" soccer moms, the humiliation of Democrats cannibalizing themselves with impeachment would flip voters like clockwork.

Democrats Have Given Up on the Common Good.  Joe Biden has had a hard few weeks. [...] Speaking recently at an LGBT event, the former vice president told the audience, "In prison the determination should be that your sexual identity is defined by what you say it is, not what in fact the prison says it is."  Put another way, Biden came out in favor of housing male convicts with women.  Watching Biden grovel before the woke mob is rather sad, but it's also telling about the evolving priorities of his party.  With practically the sole exception being healthcare, Democrats have given up on even trying to look like they care about issues that touch on the national interest or broadly shared concerns of ordinary Americans.  The liberal elite that funds their campaigns and televises their phony "debates" has lost all connection with the common good.

Democrats' Campaign Promise:  We'll Destroy America's Energy Sector, And Economy.  Eight of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates say they want to ban fracking.  Eleven others would limit the process or "regulate it better," says the Washington Post.  Could these politicians possibly be that ignorant of how ruinous their prohibition lust would be in the real world?  First, let's get it straight why the political left hates hydraulic fracturing.  It's not because it's an environmental threat.  They know it's clean process and has been both an ecological and economic boom, in no small part due to the increased production of natural gas, a cleaner alternative to coal for producing electricity.  No, the left loathes fracking because it is so efficient in taking fossil fuel out of the ground.

Another Trump hoax or a real investigation leading to impeachment?  The majority of Americans still do not favor impeachment.  However, more than two-thirds of Democrats do.  There are several reasons, however, to believe that this picture is incomplete and could change.  Impeachment hoax or not, there are three logical defenses for allegations from last weeks first impeachment hearing.

Democrat Censured for Voting with Trump 19% of the Time.  Bipartisanship Is Dead.  One of the more interesting news items this week was the revelation that Arizona Democrats were considering a censure vote against Senator Kyrsten Sinema for being too pro-Trump.  Apparently, voting against the president 81% of the time constitutes being a raging right-wing reprobate in today's liberal hive mind.

Adam Schiff, the Lady Macbeth of the House.  There are numerous people in Congress who should not be there for a variety of reasons:  ignorance, incompetence, uncompromising partisanship, lack of patriotism, a dark heart full of hate, and sheer moonbattery.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example, is shockingly ignorant of American history, basic economics, and essential science.  Rep. Hank Johnson worried some years ago that the island of Guam might "tip over" because most of the population was on one side of it.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, while watching the Mars Rover on Mars, asked where the flag that had been planted on the moon in 1969 was.  It is a long list, and it would be hilarious if such things were not actually spoken by people elected to represent their portion of America's citizens. [...] When one considers the countless crazy utterances of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren, we enter new and nuttier territory.

The Democratic Party is still Barack Obama's party.  In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, a whopping 78 percent of Democratic primary voters said they were satisfied that Obama's presidency did as much as was possible at the time in addressing the issues facing the country.  That's compared with 20 percent who said they were NOT satisfied, because more should have been done.  Even among self-described liberal Democrats in the poll, the numbers are essentially the same — 79 percent satisfied, 20 percent dissatisfied.

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Obama's favorable ratings are largely due to media bias in his favor:  Obama's admirers are probably unaware of his many scandals, bad decisions, and lies.

Censure Vote Against Kyrsten Sinema Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things.  Yesterday [9/18/2019], Arizona Republic reported that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) "is facing a censure vote from the Arizona Democratic Party," whose farthest left members feel Sinema has been too acquiescent toward President Trump's policies.  Dan O'Neal, the state coordinator of Progressive Democrats of America, claims Sinema has abandoned the Democratic stances she supposedly ran on.  Sinema was elected senator of Arizona in 2018, replacing Jeff Flake and defeating Republican candidate Martha McSally.  According to Arizona Republic, Sinema's voting record indicates that, while in the House (where she served from 2013 to 2018), Sinema opposed Trump's agenda 81 percent of the time; in the Senate, 46 percent of the time.  The Democrats cite, among other things, her vote to confirm Attorney General William Barr and her unwillingness to revive "net neutrality" rules as spots of contention.

Just as Iowa veers toward the Democrats, California comes to the rescue — for Trump.  California doesn't respect the laboratory of the states, let alone state sovereignty, at least from other states, so the people running the state have chosen now to make Iowa their target.  They're not only bigger, they're socialist, and socialism has always been about controlling others.  They just did it at about the worst time they possibly could have done it — when Iowa was swinging leftward.  That amounts to a gift to Trump, reminding Iowans what they are dealing with as they sign on with Democrats.  With enemies like this, President Trump doesn't need friends.

Jerry Nadler's Troubling History.  [Scroll down]  Even though Nadler had approved the FALN clemencies, his involvement with aiding the release of dangerous and deadly terrorists would be even more direct and hands on, and it would involve Susan Rosenberg and Judith Clark, [...] Rosenberg continued her major terrorist activity after her escape.  She was finally caught in 1984, hauling 730 pounds of bombs and several illegal weapons, and some of the cache of bombs had been used in several bombings in New York and Washington, including one at the Capitol in 1983, which did severe damage to the historic building.  In 1994, when Rosenberg was first up for parole, Nadler sent a letter to the New York Parole Board recommending her release, which they rejected.  As Bill Clinton's term was ending in 2001, Nadler made a direct pitch to him, and Rosenberg was freed in Clinton's final 15 minutes in office that January.  She now publicly praises other terrorists and murderers and also advocates for all prisons to be abolished.

Fans boo US Armed Forces enlistees for promising to obey President Trump's orders.  Soccer fans booed U.S. Armed Forces enlistees this week at a swearing-in ceremony that took place at a match between the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage.  The fans were booing the fact that the enlistees had to at one point pledge to follow the orders of their commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump.  Agreeing to follow the orders of the president, by the way, is part of every swearing-in ceremony for every man or woman who joins the U.S. Armed Forces.

Climate Change and the Democrats.  Dream up a problem such as Climate Change, and I will guarantee you that it will be years before Climate Change is solved by technology.  Though when I ponder some of the solutions now being offered for Climate Change, it might be worth the wait.  Consider Congressgirl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  She has dreamed up a vast scheme.  She calls it the Green New Deal.  It envisages all our homes and office buildings and even factories being revised and rebuilt according to her green code.  Others are more moderate.  They would only wipe out the commercial airline industry, though the automobile industry could be next.  Already there is an ambitious plan afoot in our country to end the life of the plastic straw.  Oh, yes, there is another problem with Climate Change.  It is not a winning issue with the electorate.

Tlaib Calls for a 'Political Revolution' and Complete Transformation of Political System.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) called for a "political revolution" in America and expressed her desire to "completely transform" the U.S. political and economic system in a tweet posted Saturday [9/7/2019].

Dem Rep. Clyburn: 'Not Too Sure' the Bill of Rights Would Pass Today.  Sunday on MSNBC, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) wondered if the Bill of Rights would pass in today's "climate."  Clyburn said based off of conversations he has all the time, he believes there would be "strong support against the Bill of Rights" among people who would like to see many of the guarantees "uprooted."

'Gasland' Filmmaker Has a Problem — and It Spells Trouble for Dem Presidential Candidates.  The filmmaker and activist Josh Fox has a problem.  And it's a problem that spells serious trouble for the dozens of Democratic candidates running for president.  Josh Fox is the self-proclaimed leader of a "grassroots" movement to "reclaim our country" and has been acclaimed by Hollywood elites for years.  He has won an Emmy, been nominated for an Oscar and three of his documentaries have been broadcast on HBO.  These documentaries included two "Gasland" anti-fracking films and a climate apocalypse movie.  If you believe Josh Fox and the media, these films are important and timely, reflecting grassroots concerns.  But Josh Fox has very publicly discovered that the grassroots really don't want to follow him or his ideas.

Adios, Think Progress.  Not too many years ago, Think Progress, the web site operated by the Center for American Progress, was one of the most prominent left-wing destinations on the web.  But more recently its traffic has declined and it has consistently lost money.  CAP tried to find a buyer for Think Progress, but apparently no one was interested in the money-sucking site, and now CAP has shut it down.

Progressive Website ThinkProgress Is Shutting Down Because Nobody Wants To Buy It.  ThinkProgress, a top progressive website operated by the liberal think tank, Center for American Progress, is shutting down on Friday after a 15-year run.  The decision was made after the site was unable to find a buyer.  The Center for American Progress (CAP) has tried to sell off the website after operating for years in the red, according to The Daily Beast.

Think Progress website, which led smear of Tea Party, shuts down.  We have not written a lot in recent years about Think Progress, the left-wing website owned by the Center for American Progress.  But back in the day, in the earlier years of Legal Insurrection, we wrote a lot about Think Progress and its efforts to smear the Tea Party as racist and violent.  Think Progress led an obsessive campaign to demonize the Koch brothers and Andrew Breitbart.  The false claim that Sarah Palin's electoral map was connected to Jared Loughner's shooting of Gabby Giffords was spread with the early help of Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias.

The Left's determination to destroy us from within.  It is not an exaggeration to say that today's Left is a scourge upon this nation.  No one who values civility and respect for our law enforcement men and women should cast a vote for any Democrat, anywhere.  They pander, promise, and lie.  They defend Antifa!  And now they openly and officially oppose our law enforcement personnel.  Every Democrat presidential candidate opposes ICE, the agency tasked with stemming the tide of illegal immigration.  All of them have implicitly admitted their contempt for our police and sanctioned violence against them.  They clearly value illegal migrants over citizens.

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Hilarious lineup of commercials for CNN's climate hysteria town hall.  If one were going to predict which segments of the population would be least attracted to hour upon hour of haranguing over their immoral use of air conditioning, air travel and meat-laden diets, surely the target demographics of the commercials that followed Pete Buttigieg's 40 minute segment (in which he said, "it's kind of a sin" to not act on climate change) would be among them.  Zach Parkinson, Deputy Director of Communications Research for Trump 2020 captured the abusrdity in a tweet:  [Screen grab]


Poll: Increasing Immigration, Giving Illegals Right to Vote Most Unpopular 2020 Political Positions.  Increasing illegal and legal immigration to the United States is the most unpopular position a 2020 presidential candidate can take, as well as giving illegal aliens the right to vote, according to a new poll.  The latest Harvard/Harris Poll finds that 2020 presidential candidates who want to increase overall immigration to the U.S. — while the country already admits 1.5 million foreign nationals every year — are the least likely to win over American voters.

'Woke' Gestapo Demand Conformity.  It's important to remember, the left is out for blood.  They are not your friend.  If you refuse to conform, to get in line and shut up, they will happily destroy you.  This is what they do when they're out of power, just imagine what they'd do if they won.

Democrats Send Out Secret Weapon Hanoi Jane Fonda to Pennsylvania to Plead with Swing Voters to Dump Trump.  Democrats sent out communist sympathizer and treasonous Jane Fonda this weekend to knock on doors and push swing voters to dump Trump.  Fonda wore an AFL-CIO T-shirt for her canvassing campaign against President Trump.

Rejection of Moral Absolutes Plagues the Modern Left.  Many have implied that if President Trump has the opportunity to name Ginsburg's replacement, the battle that will erupt will make the Kavanaugh confirmation look like the Mayberry City Council debate on whether to hold a Founder's Day parade.  This shouldn't be the case — because, as long as Senate republicans have his back, there is simply nothing Democrats can do to stop President Trump from nominating and having confirmed any judge he wishes.  However, today's Democratic Party is as far from rational as it is from moral.

Democrats dump climate change debate, recognizing how badly it will bomb with voters.  If you want to win an election, yelling about global warming and blaming air conditioners, cars, plastic straws, and jets — while jetting in to do it — is probably not the best way to sell it to voters. [...] We all know what was really going on here:  Global warming may excite the Democratic Party's base, but it's an absolute loser of an issue to the broader base of voters, ranking down there at the absolute bottom of voter priorities according to polls, meaning, the audience for this one's likely to be composed of viewers mainly there to see if there are outrageous statements to tweet out.  With each crazy claim coming as each Democrat tries to outdo the next one, there's little doubt they'll repel voters.

The Left's Neverland.  Now, over 150 years after the Civil War, we find ourselves living in a world that has tucked reality away in a locked cupboard and our schools, our media, and many of our churches don't want it to get out.  We live in a TV-Internet-Smartphone world where our music is mostly canned, our connections with people are at least once-removed, and our children never look up.  The virtual has taken over to a point where people actually think we can alter history by removing statues and painting over murals, and they have to change history because Neverland has to have its own annals, its own chronicles.  Neverland is not America.  This explains why both Obama and Hillary could talk with such disdain about half of the population.  We aren't their people.  They were running to be president of Neverland, not of traditional America.

Vermont Is Going Insane.  Will the Rest of America Follow?  Vermont leads the nation in adults who behave like errant children and delegate leadership to infants.  Small wonder that Vermont uncritically embraced a 14-year-old candidate for governor.  Vermont is the forefront of the new utopian vision of which Ryszard Legutko has cautioned — this is the state where Black Lives Matter flags are flown at numerous schools, and textbooks are edited to teach children that Vermont is a white supremacist culture.  This is where young children halt public parades while no police or other authorities intervene.  In Vermont, this experiment now extends to sexual and gender identity decisions in early childhood, and genital-mutilating surgeries at taxpayer expense, which insurance companies are mandated to provide without age minimums.

Cosmic Injustice.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg used to sermonize to the nation about gun-control, global warming, the perils of super-sized soft drinks, smoking, and fatty-foods in his efforts to virtue signal his moral fides — even as his New York was nearly paralyzed by the 2010 blizzard that trapped millions of his city's residents in their homes due to inept and incompetent city efforts to remove snow. [...] New Yorkers in 2011 were worried more about the piles of snow on the sidewalks than they felt threatened by 32-ounce Cokes — while realizing that no snow blocked either the Bloomberg official or private residence.

Rep Dan Crenshaw:  In Hong Kong, Protesters Wave American Flags.  In America, Antifa Burns Them.  Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said American "antifascists" demand violence while Hong Kong protesters are "actually fighting fascists" in a Saturday [8/17/2019] tweet.  "In Hong Kong, antifascists wave American flags, demand freedom and actually fight fascists," he wrote.  "In Portland, 'antifascists' burn American flags, demand violence in the name of socialism.  Portland is a sad showing of where we are today.  All around."

Bill Maher Doubles Down on Wish for a RecessionReal Time host Bill Maher doubled down on his desire for a recession Friday night [8/16/2019].  Maher has expressed his wish for a recession multiple times; hoping that an economic downturn would lead to President Trump losing his bid for a second term in the White House.  Maher first indicated that he was rooting for a recession on June 8 of last year, when he said "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point and by the way, I'm hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is to crash the economy.  So please, bring on the recession.  Sorry if that hurts people but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy."

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Who hates America as much as the man who would rather see the entire economy crash than to see his political foes succeed?

Stacey Abrams:  The Grift That Keeps On Grifting.  Stacey Abrams is trying very hard to stay relevant, despite the fact that she lost a gubernatorial race (but hasn't admitted it).  She is still making appearances before whatever media will talk to her and let her tell her sob story.  The best part is that the media will keep having her on out of a tremendous sense of guilt they feel for ignoring her and focusing on Beto O'Rourke.  But Abrams is a particularly fascinating grifter and is especially good at making sure she stays relevant and continues to raise money.  Objectively, it is something the Democrats should worry about.  It's something they should tell her to stop doing.  But, as a partisan, I hope she keeps on doing what she's doing.

Leaving the Democrats.  I have had a great life in the greatest country on earth.  All along the way, the Democrats have stepped on me, taxed me more, lied to me, called me names, and demand I give up my rights.  Democrats were the ones pushing environmental causes at the expense of humans and government takeover of healthcare.  They have mismanaged everything they get their hands on, and then blame others for their own deeds.  I watch them lie and cheat and twist words.  Democrats have alienated their own base to the point they have to argue for foreigners to come into this country illegally in order to vote for Democrats, mainly by calling those of us opposed to this "racist." [...] I am now called racist, homophobic, misogynist, and Islamaphobic.  A gun-toting, Bible-believing bitter clinger.  A deplorable.  A white nationalist.  Nazi.  I can't remember all of my Democrat party subtitles.

The Dems can't win in 2020 if they keep listening to Twitter.  Everyone knows that Twitter is a sewer.  It's also a terrible newspaper editor and a lousy campaign manager.  Paul Begala knows something about the last of those.  Begala has had his highs and lows as a campaign strategist — he once lost a student-government election at the University of Texas to an imaginary cartoon figure called Hank the Hallucination, but he went on to lead Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992, so he's got that going for him — and he worries that Twitter is pushing Democratic candidates far to the left of where the party is.

Leftists doxx and threaten Dayton nurse who saved lives for appearing in picture with President Trump.  Here is an obviously warm-hearted lady who has literally saved dozens of lives in the most stressful professional setting imaginable, the terrible Dayton mass shooting, and for merely posing for posing for a picture with the visiting president, she gets threats, security, and her life upended.  She also got doxxed. [...] It's a mark of the left's insanity that they would go after someone like this, because up until now, such pictures with visiting presidents have always been routine, no matter who the president was, and people have always gathered around and smiled no matter what their politics.

Joe Biden:  There are at least three genders.  I confess that I can't hear the question being asked amid the din of the crowd, although Biden's answer is clear enough.  But in any event, it's a question that should be asked at one of the upcoming debates.  [Video clip]  Older, more traditional, working-class Dems — Biden voters, essentially — would likely seem puzzled by the question and say, "Two, of course."  Progressive answers would be more nuanced, aimed at reassuring trans activists that they believe gender is more fluid.  So why not get everyone on record?  Let the centrists in the field try to convince the left that gender is a binary thing.

'We're here to win': US democratic socialists move to center stage.  The last time the nation's largest socialist organization came together for its biennial conference, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was serving tacos and cocktails at a bar in Manhattan.  Two years later, the Democratic Socialists of America have doubled in size and the young, Latina, democratic socialist from the Bronx who unseated a 10-term veteran to win her New York congressional seat has become a political force so visible she is known simply by her initials, AOC.

The Democratic Socialists of America Meeting Was Something Else.  Socialism is creeping in our country like never before.  A recent study indicates that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism.  The Democratic Party has gone so far left, they should be accused of plagiarizing Karl Marx's ideas.  But, if these recent videos from the Democratic Socialists of America conference are any indication of how quickly their ideas could be implemented, then the U.S.A. has nothing to worry about.  It appears the DSA crowd is too triggered by scents, sounds, and the wrong pronouns to actually get anything accomplished without some whiny progressive stopping the meeting to complain.  A newly formed group, Young Americans Against Socialism, posted the videos over the weekend.  You'd be forgiven for thinking the soundbites were a parody, but no, they are real.

Another ungrateful migrant creates a new 'narrative' for ingratitude.  Rep. Ilhan Omar was just an opening act.  Now, another ungrateful migrant has come out of the woodwork to tell us how awful we are and how ingratitude for being allowed to come here is the rightful state for migrants.  Calcutta-born Suketu Mehta, a bitter revanchist who would have been ripped to shreds as a fourth-rate, fourth world 'intellectual' by V.S. Naipaul (too bad he's not alive) puts forth the argument in the Washington Post that immigration is a reparation.  His piece is titled 'I am an uppity immigrant.  Don't expect me to be grateful."  Based on what he says, it's clear he views migration to the U.S. as an entitlement solely because America is so very, very bad — and as a lagniappe, because he's so very, very good.

Two Far-Left Progressives Qualify for Runoff Election in Nashville Mayoral Race.  Nashville is governed under a metropolitan form of government that includes the city of Nashville and all the other communities in Davidson County.  Nashville/Davidson County is an island of blue in a sea of Tennessee red.

These People Are Crazy.  Liberals are insane.  That's not news, at least to anyone who watched even clips from the Democratic debates this week.  They promised a unicorn that poops gold while paying for your health care and college, giving you a high-paying job and foot rubs at will.  If you completely ignore the reality of the hell on earth their socialistic policies would create, it sounded wonderful.  But you can't ignore reality with these people.  Any of them.  It's reality they want to "fundamentally transform."  To do that they're not only willing destroy what exists now, they have to destroy it.  Leftists are very open about this.  They want to "tear down" the system — health care, capitalism, etc., you name it.  By "tear down" they mean decimate.  Most people like their health care and support capitalism, and the country, so they're unlikely to willingly allow its "transformation" to something else.

Prince Harry Says People 'Don't Understand' Their 'Unconscious' Racism.  Progressive Prince Harry has said that people expressing "racist" behaviour do so because of their upbringing, but may not know they are acting in a racist way because they "don't understand" their "unconscious biases". [...] The inheritors of a thousand years of British aristocracy and tradition, the younger generation of royals has embraced social justice causes including man-made climate change and LGBT rights.

Jake Tapper Questions Rashida Tlaib About BDS, Israel's Right To Exist.  When I hear Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speak, I can't believe she was ever elected to public office.  The Palestinian-American Congresswoman recently co-sponsored a resolution in the House with her great pal Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  Last week, she was one of 17 lawmakers to vote against a House resolution to condemn BDS.  She compared the BDS movement to the American boycott of Nazi Germany.  Tlaib spoke to Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" this morning.  Even Tapper was a bit ruffled by several of Tlaib's replies.

Nearly 150 Obama Officials Defend 'The Squad' In WaPo OpEd.  In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, 148 African American members of President Barack Obama's administration came together to explain why they support "The Squad," made up of Reps.  Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).  According to the Obama alumni, President Donald Trump's "go back to where you came from" comments are unacceptable and racist.  Although they're bothered by the language Trump used, they use it as "jet-fuel" for their activism. [... But] Trump wasn't telling "The Squad" to leave this country as a way of being racist.  He was saying that America is the greatest nation in the world.  If someone can't respect our laws, our way of life and what we hold dear, they're more than welcome to leave.  They're more than welcome to live in a country that more aligns with their political and personal beliefs.

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[#1] If you hate America, you shouldn't have run for Congress.  [#2] You shouldn't go back where you came from, you should move to a socialist utopia, like Zimbabwe, North Korea, or Cuba.  After living in any of those places for a few years, you'd beg to get back into the U.S.A.

Why the Left So Despises Donald Trump.  The far-left faction of the Democrats, led by congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, have with this big, very white, rigorously politically incorrect billionaire, what they believe, tactically and by uncontainable impulse, is the target of their political dreams.  Mr. Trump is the personification of every policy they hate and every human trait they despise; to them, he is a monster of ignorance, greed, bombast, bellicosity, and racist bigotry. [...] All four of them qualify as anti-Semites.  As has been widely mentioned, the president is doing what he can to help make these four the best publicly known face of the Democrats.

It's official:  Democrats dislike our country.  Liberals bristle when you suggest they have contempt for America, even when leading figures like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo openly says things like "America was never that great," or "Beto" O'Rourke saying that "This country was founded on white supremacy.  And every single structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression."  Now we have survey data from Gallup that ratifies this increasing Democratic hatred of our country.

Poll: Moderate Democrats Turned Off by Party's 2020 Open Borders Agenda.  The Democrat Party's open borders, mass immigration platform for the upcoming 2020 presidential election is turning off moderate Democrat voters, a new poll reveals.  For months now, Democrats running in the presidential primary have largely presented platforms promoting amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens, free health care for illegal aliens, and the decriminalization of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border.  This open borders agenda, spearheaded by a select group of white liberals in the party's ranks, is causing a rift among Democrats.

Leftists' Effective Dirty Trick.  America's enemies within use churches, schools, corporate advertising, entertainment, fake news media and social networks to spread lies about Trump and our wonderful country.  Trump is pretty much a lone voice in the international arena standing up for America; exposing leftists' lies.  This is why I wholeheartedly support Trump exposing Democrat congresswomen Ilhan Omar, AOC, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib for the anti-American, antisemitic, racist, socialist and communist hate-filled traitors that they truly are.  How on earth did these four haters of America get elected?

NBC Poll — Wide Majority See Improved Race Relations Under President Trump.  Right there in a poll of eleven southern states conducted by NBC over two weeks we see the reason why the DNC, political leadership and media are whipping up false accusations of racial anxiety against President Trump.  The majority of those polled see improvements in race relationships, and their approval of President Trump is higher[,] and their view of the economy is more optimistic[,] and the number one issue is immigration.  All empirical points that help President Trump and simultaneously destroy the Democrat narrative.

The Squad Becomes the Untouchables.  When I first heard that Donald Trump went after Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (I had not heard of Ayanna Pressley), I immediately expressed gratitude that someone had the guts to push back.  These three congresswomen are unhinged, a fact further revealed a week earlier in the "testimony" of a brazen AOC and a half-sobbing, ready-to-burst Tlaib.  The depth of the radicalism of the AOC-Tlaib-Omar troika, in full display after only a few months in Congress, is difficult to express.  Perhaps worse, given the context of their current battle against President Trump over divisive language, is that few congressional freshmen in memory have been as out-of-the-gate acrimonious as AOC, Tlaib, and Omar.

Screaming Rashida Tlaib physically removed from 2016 Trump event.  A video resurfaced Saturday [7/20/2019] of Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib being forcibly removed from an Aug. 8, 2016 Trump campaign event in Detroit while screaming, "You guys are crazy!"  Footage showed two security officials holding Tlaib by her arms and guiding her toward the exit while she screamed at the crowd gathered for Trump's speech.  Tlaib was reportedly among at least 14 protesters removed from the event that evening.  The event, which took place at the Cobo Center in Detroit and was hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, took place just ahead of 2016 presidential election.  His speech that evening was reportedly focused on taxes, repealing Obamacare, and bolstering the economy.

The Democrats' 2020 Campaign Theme Is "You Americans Are Terrible".  [Scroll down]  They all agree that you are terrible because you don't know your place, which is behind a rock pushing it endlessly uphill for the benefit of people who hate you.  Remember Animal Farm from back when you were in school and they taught it as a chilling warning about socialism instead of as a how-to manual?  Remember the horse who got worked nearly to death then got sent to the glue farm?  Guess what?  You're the horse.  Your job is to work to generate taxes and feed the cities and defend the country while your betters clink Chardonnay glasses between bouts of redistributing the fruits of your labor to buy the votes of their slack Democrat political constituencies.

Throw Her Out.  [Scroll down]  It may be that CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, The New York Times, and the Washington Post adore the Squad, their foul mouths, and their arrogant beliefs that they are going to change America from a capitalist economy built on freedom of spirit and freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom to be great.  But there are scores of millions of others among us who are not mesmerized by them, nor are we fazed.  They are nothing.  They reflect isolated pockets of electoral support in a country of more than 300 million people.  Because the Left Media are enamored of them and want to work with them to change America, the members of the Squad get disproportionate air time, emboldening them to advocate increasingly radical proposals that would move America towards communism and the platforms whose roots in Stalinism Mark Levin so effectively has traced.  But that is not America.

Something Is Happening Across America And It Spells Big Trouble For The Democrat Party.  A +15000 shift for Republicans in a single Florida county is an example of what is taking place in counties throughout the United States as everyday Americans, sick of the 24/7 anti-Trump bias, the divisive class politics, the blatant anti-Americanism, have had enough and are preparing to deliver an even more powerful anti-establishment message to the D.C. and media elites that continue to try and tear down the very fabric of the nation.

Throw Her Out.  The four Congressional vipers now known as "the [Odd] Squad" came to Washington this January, swinging.  Two of them came swinging at Jews right away.  Rashida Tlaib is a Jew-hater with a long resume and Twitter history to document that hate, and with a filthy mouth to boot.  The "M-F" word she used to describe the President of the United States — my president, your president, and her president — instantly defined her as trash.  In this country, even if you do not like the president — even if you despise him to your utmost innermost core, as I despised and still despise Obama — he still is your president.  I never have used such a word to describe Obama.  Tlaib reflected herself as trash by speaking in such a way about the president of this country.  Ilhan Omar is a vicious Jew-hater, an anti-Semite.  I often describe her as a Nazi.  Not all Nazis murdered Jews or even touched Jews.  Some just lined the streets to cheer Hitler's passing motorcades.  Her litany of anti-Jewish tweets by now is legendary.

Trump and America Vs. the Commie Quad Squad.  In one sense, the Commie Quad Squad (CQS) has done us all a favor by flushing out the extremism of the Democratic Party for conspicuous public display.  House Leader Nancy Pelosi is quaking in her boots, realizing that it is getting increasingly difficult to hide her party's radicalism from American voters, many of whom still cling to the fantasy that the Democratic Party is predominantly pro-American.  Pelosi at least has the sense to know this extremism won't play well in national elections — even today — and she is struggling to cover it up.  Her feud with the CQS, to be sure, is about control of the party, but it's also her effort to allay Americans' fears that her party has lost its mind — and moral compass.  But the women of the CQS don't care.  They are so adamantly against the America that you and I grew up to love that they will not contain their animus.  And they're arrogant enough to believe that a majority of Americans shares their antipathy.

Trump Forces Democrats To Embrace [the] Most Extreme Members Of [their] Party.  In their first presidential debate last month, all but a few of the 20 candidates running for the White House pledged to give illegal aliens free health care and said crossing the border illegally should be just like getting a parking ticket.  Two 2020 hopefuls — Sen. Cory A. Booker and former Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke — even traveled to the border to personally try to get foreigners into the United States.  And just last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was racist for "the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color" in her and three of her colleagues.  That tiff exploded into a catfight, with Pelosi once again dismissing AOC and the other members of what's now known as "The Squad" — Reps.  Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Are Democrats Becoming the Anti-American Party?  This is something new.  This not your father's Democratic Party nor the party of America-loving JFK.  There has been a steady drift to the left since then and Democrats are turning on the very values that made America great.  The truth now is that if you hate your country you are more than likely a Democrat leader or a biased agenda-driven media figure.  Democrats railed against President Trump's "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall invoking images of military dictators, blaming Trump's ego, and as usual playing politics with a holiday that should bring us together.

Trump took out the Odd Squad.  Paul Mirengoff of Powerline took enough time off bashing President Donald John Trump to bash the Washington Post for its adulation of the Odd Squad, Democrat Congresswomen of Color Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.  Their sex and skin tone are all they have going for them because otherwise they are just run-of-the-mill communists like Beto and the rest of the fifth tier in the Democrat presidential marathon.  You need a gimmick — a shield — from criticism.  Ask the gay mayor how that works.

Auto Da Fe, 2019 Edition.  That a number of Democrats recently "came out of the closet" as America-haters shouldn't have surprised anyone.  Their party has given them a tacit nod for their behavior.  This can only have one of two meanings:  Democrat Party leadership has decided that the time has come to vie for permanent and absolute power; [or] That leadership has become so weak that the party's lunatics are comfortable in rebellion against it.  Yet at least forty percent of the electorate will vote for Democrats in 2020.

In Face Of Massive Border Crisis, Democrats Tell Americans Citizenship Means Nothing.  On Friday night [7/12/2019], a mob of protestors tore down an American flag outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Aurora, Colo., and replaced it with a Mexican flag.  Local police stood by and did nothing.  The next day, a gunman reportedly associated with Antifa attacked an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Wash., throwing Molotov cocktails and attempting to set fire to a propane tank.  He was reportedly killed by police in a gunfight.  The attack in Tacoma coincided with left-wing protests at ICE facilities all over the country, prompted by nationwide ICE raids targeting Central American families whom immigration judges have ordered to be deported after reviewing their claims.  If you're a Democrat seeking your party's nomination for 2020, what's your response to these events?  So far, nothing.

Victory! Pledge of Allegiance Reinstated In St. Louis Park.  Let's call this a nice win for the common-sense American.  Following a bizarre ban of the Pledge of Allegiance by the far-left/socialist St. Louis Park City Council, hundreds packed the council chambers and demanded the Pledge be reinstated.  Council members attempted to table the issue, likely hoping people would forget and move on.  THEY DIDN'T, and soon after, the council voted to reinstate the Pledge.  On a related side note, this took place in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's district — the same Ilhan Omar who has long been attacking President Trump for his many America-first positions.

St. Louis Park City Council votes to bring back Pledge of Allegiance to meetings.  The St. Louis Park City Council will return to saying the Pledge of Allegiance prior to its meetings.  According to KSTP reporter Brett Hoffland, the council unanimously voted to return the recitation of the pledge at its Monday night [7/15/2019] meeting.  The pledge debate wasn't even on the agenda for Monday night, but that didn't stop a few hundred people from cramming into city hall to share their opinion on the issue, many coming from St. Louis Park and all across the state.

Influential Democrat:  Why Is Our Party Supporting Criminal Illegal Aliens?  One of New Jersey's most influential Democrats is expressing concern over the Democrat Party's broad support for illegal immigration and an open border.  George Norcross, considered the leading unelected Democrat in the state of New Jersey, questioned last year why the Democrat Party has taken the extreme positions of supporting illegal aliens, including those who commit crimes against Americans, and an open border.

Nasty gay piece shows where Democrats are.  If the election were held today, the Democrat ticket would be Kamala Harris and the gay mayor.  Michelle Obama's support of Harris, whom she views as a surrogate, clears the field for her topping the ticket.  Meanwhile, moneyed gay liberals are buying the veep seat for Alfred E. Neuman.  And why not?  Money talks.  And since black people and Hispanics provide 40% of the Democrat votes, why not let a woman of color head the ticket?  Plus they look nice.  That is important.  I had a boss who predicted elections based on hair.  She was very accurate.

Apologist Democrats are a sorry lot.  No matter how much outrage Trump sparked, he never said he was sorry.  You could argue that there were times when an apology was warranted.  (The McCain War Hero debacle in 2015 comes to mind).  But there is no arguing that Trump's strategy was a bold one.  And as the 2020 election nears, he is still the only individual steering clear of the words, "I'm sorry."  In fact, the Democrats are doing the complete opposite.  They apologize ... a lot.  They are sorry for the jokes they made, the positions they held, the tweets they tweeted, the pictures they posed for.  You name it, they're sorry for it.

Scalise: 'No Moderates Left; It's Literally Liberals Versus Socialists and the Socialists Are Winning'.  "It's ugly and getting uglier," House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Thursday [7/11/2019], commenting on the row between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  There are no moderates left in the Democrat Party, and liberal Pelosi is losing the battle with socialists like Ocasio-Cortez, Scalise told Fox News.

Pelosi vs. AOC: It's a Beautiful Thing.  These people all embrace varying degrees of an extreme progressive agenda including radical environmentalism; socialized medicine; socialism writ large, evisceration of gun rights; abortion on demand; health care and welfare for illegal immigrants; open borders; confiscatory personal- and corporate-income tax hikes; softness on Iran and terrorism; leftist judicial activism; wholesale end runs around the Constitution to secure their power, such as abolishing the Electoral College and allowing 16-year-olds and felons to vote; and so much more.

Whose Side Are They On?  The Southern border is a litmus test:  do they believe that the United States has a right to exist as a sovereign nation, or don't they?  For many Democrats, the answer evidently is No.  That goes for all of the Democratic presidential contenders:  I believe all of them have signed on to the notion of free medical care (along with many other welfare benefits, of course) for illegal aliens.  This isn't exactly treason — a word that is thrown around much too often these days — but it certainly amounts to selling out the interests of American citizens.  A startling example of the Democrats' disregard of the interests of American citizens is Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who reportedly has sent her aides to Mexico to help illegal immigrants game the asylum system by pretending that they don't speak Spanish.  Why, exactly, would an important member of our government, accountable to the citizens of the United States, do this?

The Republic Is Collapsing:  The Time to Act Is Now.  As for the Democrats, they are not as suicidal in the many harebrained and socialist policies they advance as assorted commentators appear to believe.  The Party is gambling on the imbecile vote, the parasite vote, the illegal vote, the indebted student vote, the felon vote, the cemetery vote, the LBGT+ vote, the Jewish vote, the Muslim vote, the black vote, the Hispanic vote, the corporate vote and the broad liberal vote — lumped together a possible majority — to put them over the electoral top and ensure their future hegemony.

BET founder and longtime Democrat praises Trump, says Dem Party 'has moved too far to the left'.  Media mogul Robert Johnson has been a longtime Democrat but now says the party's slide to the left has turned him off.  The founder of Black Entertainment Television praised President Donald Trump in a recent interview despite his support of Hillary Clinton in the 2106 election, and complained that partisan politics have "become very wicked and very mean."

New York Democrat Pledges to Vote GOP Because [the] Democrat Party [is] Being Led by Insane Liars.  It's yet another story the far-left media refuses to tell.  The Democrat Party is imploding, torn asunder by radicalized anti-Americanism that was once on the fringe but is now running the Democrat agenda.

(Almost) Everybody Loves a Parade.  President Trump's July 4 "Salute to America" sounded perfectly normal to many Americans.  After all, the legacy American people have served in the military, respect it as a protector of our freedoms, and agree that the planes, tanks, technology, and equipment that we spend a mountain of money on are inspiring and visually compelling.  But the national freakout surrounding the event, said as much about the state of the nation, as the event itself.

A Tempest in Tempe.  Starbucks is in the news again.  No, not for adding even more goofy and overpriced varieties of coffee to their already ridiculous menu.  This time, it's for asking a half-dozen Tempe, Arizona, police officers to leave a Starbucks because their presence was making another customer feel "unsafe."  Hmm.  Unsafe?  Could the complaining customer's uneasiness have anything to do with outstanding warrants?

Starbucks employee asks police officers to leave because customer felt 'uncomfortable'.  Several police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, by a barista who told them another patron did not feel safe in their presence.  The incident took place on July 4, Independence Day, just before the six Tempe officers began a long shift.  The barista told the officers they either needed to move out of the complaining customer's field of vision or leave completely because this patron did not "feel comfortable," according to ABC15 Arizona.  The officers, who had just purchased their coffees, opted to leave.

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It has been noted elsewhere that "Cake bakers have to serve everyone but liberal cafe owners can pick and choose who they will serve."

The Lost Left.  It's almost like half of America's political class set out to prove George Orwell correct in every particular.  Orwell, the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, the two most cogent takedowns of socialism ever written through the lens of fiction, famously said that "there is the horrible — the really disquieting — prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together.  One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England."  In America, too, as it turns out, because the prevalence of cranks among today's Democrats, who are unquestionably socialist in their political orientation, last week became a critical mass.

They Called Our Industry The 'Enemy'.  Last week, from the Democratic primary debate stage, former Vice President Joe Biden said we were the enemy.  "Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers," Biden said.  Not a single candidate on stage that night, or the night before, condemned the remark.  Their silence is tacit agreement.  Not a single candidate had the courage to name the violent criminals as the problem or the fortitude to stand up to those who prey upon the vulnerable in our society.  Instead, they are blaming us as an industry and the law-abiding gun owners we serve.

Protests Erupt, Communists Burn American Flag Outside White House in Protest of 'Salute to America' Event.  Multiple protesters were detained in the nation's capital Thursday after a protest got out of hand, with communists burning the American flag outside of the White House prior to the "Salute to America" event.  The Revolution Club's Gregory "Joey" Johnson — who won the landmark 1989 Supreme Court case Texas v. Johnson on flag burning — announced his plans to burn the American flag in protest of the "Salute to America" event earlier this week.

Vice on Fourth of July: 'America Is a Constant Disappointment'.  Vice magazine has published timely Fourth of July advice for its liberal-minded readers:  "How to Celebrate the 4th of July When America Is a Constant Disappointment." [...] The article, by Leila Ettachfini, which was published last week but is still circulating widely on social media today, informs readers that America's failures did not begin with President Donald Trump.  Rather, as the first line declares:  "America has always been bad, no matter who the president is or was."

Dems Tlaib and Pressley slam Declaration of Independence as sexist and racist on July 4th.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) each spent part of their Fourth of July holiday trashing the Declaration of Independence as "sexist" and "racist."  The freshman congresswomen both promoted a Salon article titled "Fourth of July's ugly truth exposed:  The Declaration of Independence is sexist, racist, prejudiced" through their Twitter accounts.

U.S. Publications Celebrate Independence Day With Pieces About How Awful America Is.  There are 51 weeks of the year where it is not inappropriate to publish stories about how "terrible" America is.  The week of the 4th of July just isn't one of them.  Multiple prominent American publications did exactly that.

Obama DHS Sec:  Dem POTUS Candidates Pushing 'Unwise,' 'Unworkable' Plans for 'Open Borders'.  Jeh Johnson, former President Barack Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, warned Democrats running for president on Tuesday evening [7/2/2019] that calling for the decriminalization of illegal immigration will alienate a majority of Americans who oppose "open borders."  Johnson made his remarks after Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Tuesday vowed to "virtually eliminate immigrant detention" through executive orders.

Why the Left hates symbols of patriotism.  President Trump is throwing an Independence Day celebration today to honor the United States.  Predictably, the Left lost its mind in response to the event and decried the celebration as emblematic of a totalitarian regime rather than American democracy.  Appearing on Morning Joe, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson described the event as a "combination of [a] Trump rally and Kim Jong-un-style military parade."  He bemoaned the fact that Trump's "obscene" celebration would "spoil the whole day."  The event, according to USA Today, will feature a military parade, flyovers, fireworks, and remarks from Pres.  Trump himself.

'Whatever It Is, I'm Against It'.  In a couple of days, we've gone from a celebrity saying a flag is bad, to a major corporation indulging that judgment, to presidential candidates and governors blithely confirming and cementing it.  In my view, though, the scariest part is not so much "how quick it has been," but that there has been no argument or explanation to speak of.  Upon the instant, professional progressivism has accepted the change as if it were taking orders from on high.  "The flag is in the bad column now?  Got it.  Will amend attitude and proceed accordingly."

California Democrats Push Bill Allowing Illegals Party Roles: 'They're Already Leaders'.  A bill proposed last week by California lawmakers could grant illegal aliens the ability to serve in Democrat Party leadership positions locally and statewide.  The new bill, SB 288, would allow them to be part of shaping the party's platform, including serving as state convention delegates and county committee leaders.

The Anti-Trump Circus.  We are now in the fourth year of an anti-Trump mania, and about reaching the point of caricature.  The Left should have learned something after the failed celebrity appeal to undermine the Electoral College, the initial articles of impeachment, the empty invocations of the Logan Act, the Emoluments Clause, and the 25th Amendment, the 22-month, $35 million Mueller investigation deflation, the periodical silly "bombshell" announcements of perennially wrong and comical Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the pathetic palace coup attempt of Andrew McCabe, the assassination chic from the likes of Madonna, Snoop Dogg, or Kathy Griffin, or the deification of the slimy prophet Michael Avenatti.  Not at all.  An entire new cast of carnival characters has arrived on the scene [...]

Democrats are Officially the Party of Derangement.  The Democrats' clown shows last week serve as the perfect illustration of just how nuts they have become.  Free everything for everyone — whether criminally invading the country or simply living beyond one's means — is now the policy of the Party.  Enforcing our laws is passé and viewed as bigoted while these self-righteous, dishonest ignoramuses fight each other for power.  Unfortunately, these progressive candidates get away with this nonsense because enough Democrats support their intolerant and totalitarian views.  They also get away with this by silencing opposing views.  When I spoke out against my town's Sanctuary City law, I was shouted down as a fear-monger and bigot by 100 crazy leftists who ignored the logic of my arguments to scream that Trump was destroying the country.

House Democrats to Introduce Bill for More Refugee Admissions from Central America.  As the immigration crisis at the border continues unabated with hundreds of thousands of migrants suffering and even dying on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S. border, Democrats are blaming President Donald Trump and gearing up to introduce legislation to increase the number of refugees admitted to 100,000 a year.

Who's the Radical?  On Confidence and Common Sense.  I just heard a fellow on CNN say that Donald Trump has radicalized the Republicans.  Let's be clear on what is and isn't radical.  A well-patrolled border is not a radical policy.  An open border is a radical policy.  To believe in two genders is not radical.  To insert gender identity into Title IX is.  To praise Western Civilization as a legacy of political freedom and artistic genius is not a radical opinion.  To regard it as promotion of white supremacy is a radical opinion.  To love America as an exceptional creation is not radical.  To see America as founded on slavery and imperialism is radical.

Presbyterian church features drag queen reading story to children about LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk.  Last Sunday [6/23/2019], Dan Davidson briefly stepped out of his role as caretaker of Cincinnati's Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church and became "Sparkle Leigh" — dressed in drag with tons of makeup and glitter — to read a story to children during the service about LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk, the assassinated San Francisco politician who was openly gay, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.  Davidson wore a pink, flowing dress and a green curly wig, the outlet said, adding that the congregation clapped during "exciting parts of the tale."

Media wants Democrats to hide their socialism.  In the wake of the Democrat cattle call (aka "debates) this week, the New York Times ran two columns on Friday that called for Democrats to tone it down on their communism.  Granted these columns were by token Republicans but the message was clear.  David Brooks wrote, "I could never in a million years vote for Donald Trump.  So my question to Democrats is:  Will there be a candidate I can vote for? [...] Brooks objected not because he disagrees with the communists.  Indeed, in his very next paragraph, he wrote, "The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it.  It's dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it."  His complaint is not that he disagrees with the communist policy but that you cannot win with it.

St. Louis Park will no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings.  The St. Louis Park City Council has decided to drop recital of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag at its meetings, citing a desire to accommodate the city's newest and more diverse residents.  "I hope it's not too controversial," Council Member Tim Brausen said.  "Our community tends to be a very welcoming and increasingly diverse community, and we believe our citizens will understand.  I don't think we're going to be any less welcoming by not starting our meeting out with the standard ritual."

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The problem here is not that the socialists are eliminating a ritual; it is that they are eliminating our society's standards.

Minnesota city council votes to ditch Pledge of Allegiance, reconsiders after backlash.  A Minnesota city is reconsidering its decision to no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of city council meetings after facing major backlash.  The St. Louis Park City Council unanimously voted on June 17 to amend the procedure rules so that the pledge would no longer be said before the start of every session in an effort to serve a more "diverse community."

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Apparently the community is diverse because it includes some who respect the U.S. flag, and the republic for which it stands, and the community includes others who do not.  That's not a diversity that should be encouraged.  That's a precursor to sedition.

Radical Democrats seem to think it's shameful to put bad guys in jail.  A perfect symbol to show how far-left and crazy the Democratic Party has become is that it was an attack line in Thursday night's debate to say someone was a prosecutor. [...] The assumption was that being a prosecutor is a bad thing.  Apparently, for this primary electorate, that assumption may be correct.  And the lack of media surprise at this as a counterpunch also indicates that a prosecutorial background is a liability in today's Democratic Party.  This is nuts.  In general, prosecutors are the "good guys."  They make sure bad guys, indeed sometimes truly awful people, go to prison.

What Democrats want is not what their candidates are offering.  Democrats' top abiding concern about the qualifications of their presidential nominee is that he or she can beat, defeat, oust, destroy and/or obliterate this evil Donald Trump character who should never have defeated what's-her-name in 2016.  Hardly anything else matters.  It doesn't even matter if the nominee is a woman or man or minority of some kind.

Tim Ryan:  Democrats Have 'Lost All Connection' to Working-Class People.  Ohio Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan admitted that Democrats have lost touch with "working class people" while being questioned during the first presidential debate held in Miami, Florida.  After he answered a question regarding solutions to climate change, Ryan jumped to respond to a previous question on "real politics."  "We could talk about climate, we could talk about guns, we could talk about all of these issues that we all care about," Ryan told MSNBC's Chuck Todd.  "We have a perception problem with the Democratic Party."

New Poll:  Voters See Democrats as Extremists.  In case you missed it this week, 20 Democrats hopeful to take back the White House in 2020 participated in their first election debates.  Candidates were split on two stages between two nights, with each hour proving Democrats have officially abandoned any moderate position with a full embrace of the most radical leftist positions.  Whether it's destroying the private health insurance system, raising taxes on the middle class, providing "free" healthcare to illegal aliens or supporting abortion up until nine months, candidates made their positions clear.  But according to a new Rasmussen poll, the majority of voters believe the positions Democrats are taking land far to the left of their own beliefs.

Oregon farmers, truckers, loggers and senators rebel against Dems.  National media has been quick to cover Oregon Governor Kate Brown's militaristic response to republican legislators who have cut senate sessions and left town.  In an effort to save Oregon agriculture, transportation and natural resource industries from bearing the burden of a boundless cap and trade bill (Oregon HB 2020), 11 republican senators ditched the state capital to prevent a quorum in the chamber.  It was a stand made to force the far-reaching plan into a referendum vote rather than allow a super-majority legislature, packed with politicians lacking business experience, to set policy.

Democratic presidential candidates are scaring off Never Trumpers.  Big mistake.  Democratic presidential candidates keep raising the stakes, particularly on the economy, making the choice for Never Trump Republicans and independents increasingly difficult.  For purposes of this column, let's define Never Trumpers as people who are center to center right on policy, so there is a lot that Donald Trump has done as president that they like.  They nevertheless find his behavior, as president and as a candidate, abhorrent.  And his impulsive and erratic conduct of the nation's business, internationally and domestically, a threat to stability and tranquility.

A Jihad Basis for the Coup.  We are the last defenders of civilization.  Period.  The evidence now shows that Obama, Hillary, and John Kerry sold out.  We still don't know how many secrets Hillary sold to foreign powers for money, but thirty thousand emails are still missing.  Even conservatives tend to forget how deeply the Democrats hate this country.  We don't really want to know that, being normal, decent people.  The Democrats colluded with Stalin in the 20th century, and they never got over being exposed by Joe McCarthy.  They were the party of slavery and secession, and later, they supported the Klan.  Their record is morally abysmal.  As for Obama, he never showed any understanding of American moral values.  He is either very blind or on the wrong side.  Take your pick.

Why the Dems Will Never Win Back Trump Voters.  [D]uring this week's Democratic debates, the candidates will devote considerable effort to courting the "deplorables."  This will, however, be an exercise in futility because everything they believe about Trump's base is false.  Their view of this large and growing segment of the electorate is distorted by a myth concocted primarily by the media to explain away a deeply uncomfortable reality — that Trump possessed a better understanding of the public mood than did the professional political class.  They were unable to abandon their preconceived notions about Trump and his supporters, despite easily accessible contrary data.

Bill Clinton Loved McDonald's, Today's Democrats Protest It.  On the campaign trail in 1992, Bill Clinton famously stopped by a McDonald's during a jog.  Impromptu or not, it helped cement Clinton's image as a regular guy who understands budget-minded middle-class families.  Fast forward 27 years, and Democrats are once again making campaign stops at McDonald's.  But not to eat there.  No, no, no.  They are showing up to protest the fast-food chain for "corporate greed" and for not paying its workers a "living wage."

The Left does not hate Trump, it hates...  Trump stands for capitalism.  The Left seems to hate capitalism because it exposes leftists' own greed.  Thus, they hide behind fake generosity that gives away other people's money.  They hate capitalism because only capitalism levels the field, where today's rich can become poor (mostly through their own wrong choices) and the poor can become rich (mostly through their own right choices).  Thus, they give the idea that they hate free choice and the rights of people to choose their destinies.  Thus, what the Left hates is really you and me.

Communist Party, USA praises Democrats' policy shifts ahead of centennial celebration.  The Communist Party of the USA will celebrate its 100th birthday this weekend in Chicago, at a conference replete with questions about what the future holds for the organization when national Democrats already embrace some of its most coveted goals.  The talk in the run-up to the conference includes questions on whether Communists should embrace Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal proposal — a resounding "yes" — and whether China finally has succeeded with the socialist experiment.

This sounds like treason to me.
New Denver City Council Member:  I Will Usher In Communism 'By Any Means Necessary'.  Encyclopedia Britannica defines communism as a "political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society."  [Candi] CdeBaca, who is a democratic socialist, also drew intense criticism for saying that she will "usher" in communism "by any means necessary."

Which Do Democrats Reject More:  The American Flag Or Donald Trump?  Friday [6/14/2019] must have been one confusing day for Democrats.  The President of the United States had the good fortune to be born on Flag Day, June 14, which put the Democrats in a bit of a bind.  As millions of Americans honored Old Glory, as well as the 45th President on that day, what were the Democrats to do?  They may have felt compelled to honor one or the other just to avoid completely discrediting themselves, yet they clearly despise both Donald Trump and the American history and traditions symbolized by the Stars and Stripes.

Rep. Ilhan Omar slams 'bigoted' Trump administration for barring pride flag from foreign embassies.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D., Minn., has accused the Trump administration of being "bigoted" amid reports that U.S. embassies have had requests to fly the rainbow Pride flag denied.  June is Pride Month, promoting visibility for the LGBTQ community, and U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil, and Latvia made requests to the Trump administration to fly the flag on the official embassy flagpole in honor of Pride.  According to NBC News, those requests were denied by the State Department.

Democratic abortion policy is deeply unpopular, as yet another poll confirms.  A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that only 18% of Americans support third-trimester abortion, very close to the 13% result from an earlier Gallup poll.  A plurality of the country, nearly 3 in 10 Americans, believe abortion should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, and to save the mother's life, followed by 23% who support legal abortion up until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, or about 13 weeks.  The same share of Americans who support abortion up until the point of birth support making abortion illegal either without exception or only to save the life of the mother.  In short, Alabama's much-reviled abortion bill is just as popular nationwide as Democratic officials' abortion stance of choice.

Ilhan Omar Wants to Overhaul U.S. Foreign Policy From the 'Perspective of a Foreigner'.  Anti-Semitic Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who blames the current crisis in Venezuela on the United States, wants a "Green New Deal" style overhaul of U.S. foreign policy.  Omar argues she is best suited to lead the charge for major foreign policy changes because she has "the perspective of a foreigner." [...] Omar sits on the House Foreign Relations Committee with a dangerous blame America first attitude.

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If you have the perspective of a foreigner, you should not pretend to serve U.S. citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A Democrat Who Terrifies Other Democrats.  [Scroll down]  Democratic luminaries like Bobby Kennedy, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John F. Kennedy, and Henry "Scoop" Jackson — all of whom in their time represented dark blue states.  Ami Horowitz, a noted documentary filmmaker, announced his candidacy this month and expressed sentiments with which all [of the] giants of the party's history would agree.  "The Democratic Party has become the party of socialism, open borders, and late-term abortions," he said.  "They've become so radicalized over the past several years that I feel compelled to try to bring some sanity into the discussion."

Climate Change is a Political Loser.  The global technocrats, for whom Climate Change has been one of those "crises" that progressives "never let go to waste," no doubt are wishing they could "dissolve the people" rather than change the government through democratic elections.  Persuading free citizens with arguments based on fact, or with appeals to their interests, is difficult when your "crisis" is nothing more than a politicized hypothesis based on appeals to authority, rigged computer simulations, and apocalyptic predictions laced with insults to the skeptics' intelligence and morals.  The politicians should have seen the signs of global warming's declining utility as an electoral scare-tactic.  In the U.S., "climate change" for years has ranked low on the list of issues voters are concerned about.

The Real Constitutional Crisis.  [Scroll down]  What's different today is the Democrats have bought into the idea of "no enemies on the left," which means they're prisoners of the most radical people on their fringes.  They hang out with Louis Farrakhan, and we're still waiting for them to condemn the Antifa rioters.  In 1992 Bill Clinton cut loose anti-white racist Sister Souljah, but since then identity politics and racism have gone mainstream in the Party and we don't see any Sister Souljah Moments from them today.  Like children playing with fire, they've bought into ideas that put them far outside the mainstream, and they're several standard deviations to the left of where they used to be.  Bill Clinton thought that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," but that's not where the present party is.  We'll see you later-term abortions, and raise you infanticide, says Gov. Ralph Northam.  The very woke Beto O'Rourke seeks the blessing of Al Sharpton and endorses racial reparations.  As for the green new deal, if the world is going to end in 12 years, it's whoopee time and anything goes.

Americans don't want Congress to impeach, but Democrats aren't listening.  The American people are sending a pretty clear message to Washington:  They are sick and tired of the investigations into President Trump and don't want Democrats in Congress to impeach him.  But the Democrats aren't listening.

Obama Appointees in the Communist Orbit.  [Scroll down]  Joking about support for Communism is not all that funny in the Obama administration.  Obama's CIA Director John Brennan actually did vote for a Communist presidential candidate.  Brennan and Comey are two of the central players in the Russia Collusion Hoax.  Obama choose Communists and Marxists for the highest, most powerful positions in our land, including his closest political advisors, and his head of the CIA.  These facts are not in dispute.  Most are openly admitted by the people in question, as necessary damage control.  Our press chooses not to report them.  Professor Paul Kengor has extensively researched the Chicago communists whose progeny include David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and Barack Hussein Obama.  Add the openly Marxist, pro-communist Ayers, and you have many of the key players who put Obama into power.

Why Australia's Conservatives Won.  Over the past few years, Labor has steadily drifted leftward, toward very progressive positions.  This was on full display during the election campaign.  Among other things, Labor promised to raise taxes (including on pensioners!), redistribute wealth, and implement radical energy and environmental policies to fight climate change.  Such positions may play well with affluent inner-city progressives who can afford higher taxes and for whom environmentalism seems to functions as a substitute religion (or, so it appears to me every time I visit my homeland).  But they do not resonate with the rest of the country, [...]

Lisa Smiley: Why Asians Should Leave the Democratic Party.  With grassroots movements such as "Blexit" and "Walk Away" sweeping the nation, several reliably Democratic voting blocks could be slipping away.  The Daily Caller's Lisa Smiley says that she believes Asians should leave the Democratic Party.  "Democrats have duped Asians into voting against our own self-interest," Smiley claims.  [Video clip]

Calls to jail Attorney General Barr grow from Democratic ranks.  In the days since the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress, more and more Democratic lawmakers have opened the door to the possibility of arresting the Justice Department leader in a bid to force cooperation — despite party powerbrokers signaling opposition to such a radical step.  The committee last week voted to hold Barr in contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted Russia report and underlying materials, as President Trump asserted executive privilege to protect those same files from release.

The Liberal Hypocrites Who Want to Be Our Moral Betters.  The most recent attempts of the left to play the part of public virtue police recalls an almost infinite treasury of liberal hypocrisy:
  •   Demanding that private businesses (like Christian bakeries) be forced to violate their convictions of conscience by baking homosexual "wedding" cakes (though not critiquing Islamic or homosexual bakeries for similar practices) while defending other "private" businesses (like Facebook) censoring or de-platforming whomever they wish
  •   Insisting that the government be allowed to regulate the most nitpicking minutiae of private life, down to how many ounces of soda you can drink, while equally insisting that the same government should never interfere in "private" decisions about your body (like, say, a woman extinguishing the life of her offspring inutero)
  •   Lambasting the "violence" of "hate speech" (i.e., speech that dissents from leftist dogma) while assaulting restaurant patrons for wearing MAGA hats
  •   Demanding that American taxpayers freely allow aliens to illegally cross into their communities, and blasting those who disagree as "racists," while themselves choosing to live in predominantly white, low-immigrant areas; building expansive walls around their own homes; and steadfastly refusing to open their own properties to immigrants when asked

The youths in the Democratic Party are angry.  Sixty-eight chapters of the College Democrats are urging voters not to donate to the party's congressional-campaign arm after it instituted a new policy to protect incumbents from primary challenges.  The protesting students say that the change will deter young candidates and people from historically marginalized communities from running for office.  Their outrage isn't just noteworthy because they represent younger voters in the electorate — these young people are also some of the party's key organizers and activists.

Trump is not a dictator, Nadler is.  Our political system is being weaponized against itself.  I understand that [New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold] Nadler is upset about the refusal of the A.G. to participate in some kind of show trial he was arranging after 5 hours of Barr's testimony before the Senate, but to the extent anyone is acting like a dictator here it's unfortunately Nadler.  He has lost all perspective.  Nancy Pelosi then piled on as well calling the Attorney General a criminal.  You may or may not like Barr's demeanor, answers or his summary of the Mueller report, but he is no criminal nor does he deserve this kind of unrestrained disrespect.  It's really hard to understand why Nadler or Pelosi believe this kind of personal vitriol will be rewarded at the ballot box.

Ilhan Omar: The Left's Ideal American.  When President Donald Trump, the New York Post and others criticized Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for describing 9/11 as the day "some people did something," Democrats responded in near-robotic unison.  Omar was under attack because of her religion and ethnicity, they said.  Her critics were inciting violence.  Some top Democrats evidently were queasy about having to defend Omar's remarks, and a few did not.  The party fell in line behind her anyway.  The upshot of the Omar controversy is that the Left is so committed to multiculturalism when push comes to shove, they have little choice but to downplay the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001.  That the left cannot come down firmly on the side of their own country regarding the worst terror attack in U.S. history seems a natural enough development, given their embrace of diversity as the end of all politics.

Ilhan Omar Praises A Communist And Terrorist As "One Of My Idols".  Rep. Ilhan Omar, who can't seem to stay out of the news for saying crazy things, had her latest "hold my beer" moment a few days ago.  This took place at a rally called "Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar."  What exactly they are defending her from except her own vile statements, I'm not sure. [...] If you watch the video, you see Omar tearing up as she describes Angela Davis as an "idol" and proclaims her an inspiration in her life.  Just who is Angela Davis?  She's a rabid anti-Semite, a communist who supported the Soviet Union, and aided a terrorist plot.  Davis was a member of the Black Panther Party during the 60s and 70s, where she purchased guns used to murder a judge.  She eventually fled and made it on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Thelma Nadler and Louise Schiff.  The electorate has had enough of collusion conspiracy theorists and Trump truthers.  This is reflected in the latest public opinion polls as well as the ratings of cable networks that continue to push the most implausible narratives of White House skullduggery.  CNN, for example, managed to lose more than a quarter of its viewers in April.

Hollywood is floundering.  This past Easter weekend at the box office was the worst in more than a decade.  The big studios with their mega-budget franchises (where would Hollywood be today without Marvel Comics?) increasingly have to resort to overseas profits to keep afloat.  Showbiz awards shows, which have degenerated into self-congratulatory displays of anti-Trump virtue-signaling, have been failing spectacularly, posting record low ratings year after year.  Trump Derangement Syndrome has caused celebs to publicly double down on their contempt for all those unwoke Americans in the flyover states, pushing audiences farther away than ever before.

Now we know for sure that Trump is the better man.  [Scroll down]  These are arrogant people who, like most leftists today, see nothing good in America worth preserving.  They are supremely confident that none of the nonsense policies being promulgated by the crazy gaggle of Democrat presidential candidates will ever affect them.  The widespread contamination of San Francisco's streets with human feces and discarded needles does not seem to bother Nancy Pelosi one bit, as she has opposed every possible solution.  She continues to encourage migrants from Central America to make their way to her sanctuary city.  As long as the border remains a thorn in Trump's side, the Democrats are willing to see the country invaded.  So what if the criminals among them maim and kill innocent Americans?  They won't likely be roaming about in their neighborhoods.

Should Natural Born Citizenship Be a Requirement for All Federal Elected Offices?  [Ilhan] Omar comes, as an immigrant, from a different cultural milieu, and she could not be expected to understand how Americans, given our culture and history, would interpret her statements.  Whether joking about the American view of terrorist organization al Qaeda, dismissing the notion that America is a "Christian" nation, or referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something," Omar's apparent indifference to American culture and history has been showcased on multiple occasions.  It is fitting, albeit ironic, that Omar, a naturalized American citizen, by raising an accusation of dual loyalty and self-dealing against other Americans, has opened the door to a conversation about whether natural born citizenship should in fact be a requirement for the very office she holds.

Living in Leftlandia.  [Scroll down]  They live in La-la Land, in Leftlandia, saturated in fantasies filled with pots of gold at the ends of LGBT rainbows.  They never touch down. [...] They believe they can pretend to be a gender other than what they were born with and that if they can browbeat the rest of us into playing their game, that it will be true.  They even believe they can make up new genders no one's ever heard of before.  They might as well imagine themselves to be unicorns as far as reality is concerned, but they're not concerned with reality.

De Blasio's 'green' skyscraper idea is pure stupidity.  There's a concrete reason for Mayor de Blasio's notion to ban New York city's "classic glass and steel skyscrapers" — he's got rocks in his head.  Has any officeholder ever turned so viciously on his own town?  De Blasio's poisonous City Hall reign is distinguished by corruption, laziness and incompetence — but not by rank stupidity.  Until today.  He wants New York to be "first of any major city on the Earth" to make building owners "clean up your act ... to save energy."  De Blasio knows nothing about New York City because he has no love for it.  Unlike his every predecessor, he doesn't go to museums, concerts or restaurants.

Here are 5 reasons Trump will win re-election.  [#4] Democrats find themselves in the unenviable position of being in favor of illegal immigration.  The president continually outmaneuvers liberal leadership in Congress by recasting debates in unexpected ways.  The idea of shipping illegal immigrants into so-called "sanctuary cities" has exposed progressive hypocrisy on the matter.  If they refuse to help the feds enforce our immigration laws, well then, let them reap what they sow.  Plenty of swing voters who have a very positive view of legal immigration have a very negative view of illegal immigration, and that works in the president's favor.

Some Things to Ponder.  There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote.  Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes.  If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class.  Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars.  Elizabeth Warren doesn't go that far but believes felons should have the right to vote.  Democrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base.  These are America's murderers, rapists, burglars, child molesters and drug dealers.  Over two million of these people are in prison.

Rep. Liz Cheney:  Speaker Pelosi Is Not In Control Of Her Caucus.  Congresswoman Liz Cheney said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "not in control of her caucus."  Cheney made the comment in a recent interview, and suggested Pelosi has lost control in the first 100 days of the new Congress, "because the far-left radicals" have really set the agenda.  In outlining how House Democrats have shifted further Left, Cheney cited their "embrace of socialism," and refusal to bring the "born alive protection act to the floor" among other factors.  She also called on people to speak out against socialism.

Here it comes:  Rep. Tlaib blasts Dem leadership.  The first overt sign of the trouble that lies ahead for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat leadership with the emergence of a radical Muslim wing of the party arrived Saturday [4/13/2019].  Following the discovery of a video clip of Rep. Omar referring to 911 as "some people did something," the blowback has been fierce, including in deep blue New York City, where the wounds of death and destruction (and lingering health issues among first responders) still are very painful.  Rep. Tlaib is not happy with what she perceives as inadequate support for her fellow Muslima in Congress, and extended the criticism on this specific issue by another Twitter user into a broader attack on the party leadership: [...]

Will The Democratic Party Faithful Ever Notice Their Leaders Are Crazy?  After almost two weeks of critical media coverage of Joe Biden's handsy history, poll after poll indicates most Democrats do not care.  The latest Quinnipiac poll — of California, no less — has the yet-to-announce Biden easily leading Bernie Sanders and favorite daughter Kamala Harris.  This poll also has Harris performing better among white liberals than nonwhite voters.  These findings are mostly news to the progressive elites at the top of Democratic politics and the establishment media.  The data suggesting the Democratic Party is an upstairs/downstairs coalition in which a small faction of disproportionately white progressives dominate a more diverse rank-and-file has been piling up in studies by More in Common, Pew, and Gallup.  In recent days, some in the media have finally begun to notice.

NY Dems Approve $27 Million In Tuition Aid For Illegals, Cap Tuition Aid For Gold Star Families At $2.7 Million.  Last week, the New York Assembly approved a bill that will provide $27 million in college tuition aid for illegal immigrants.  This week, a bill to increase college tuition aid for Gold Star families from its current level of $2.7 million was blocked.  State lawmakers think it's okay to provide $2.7 million for the children of deceased and disabled military veterans when they are providing ten times that amount for the children of illegal immigrants.

Ilhan Omar's outrageous write-off of 9/11's horrors.  How pathetic:  A member of Congress can't acknowledge what happened on one of the most horrific days in US history.  In a March 23 speech, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) complained of "the discomfort of being a second-class citizen" before claiming the Council on American-Islamic Relations "was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and [Muslims] were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."  Some people did something?  Wow.  What a way to describe the heinous surprise attack on America that claimed 3,000 lives.  Especially when Omar's focus was Muslim rights:  That made it all the more vital to note that the terrorists acted in the name of Islam — as self-described "jihadists" in a war against America, Israel and the West.  To call them merely "some people" is to deny a cancer festering in the world Muslim community.

My FDNY son's death on 9/11 was more than just 'something'.  What Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said about Sept. 11 was disgraceful.  She dismissed thousands of people being murdered like it was an everyday occurrence when she said "some people did something."  On 9/11/01 my son, firefighter Jimmy Riches was murdered along with close to 3,000 American citizens by Muslim terrorists.

Voters: On Illegal Immigration, the Democrats Are Nuts.  Do you think illegal immigration is a serious problem?  If you are like 67 percent of likely voters, you do.  If you think illegal immigration is a very serious problem, you have plenty of company — 47 percent of voters.  Of course, if you are running for president as a Democrat, you don't think illegal immigration is a problem at all.  Eight percent of likely voters agree with you.  Not only do none of the Democratic presidential candidates want to build the wall, some of them want to tear down barriers where they already exist.

Trump is Popping in the Polls.  Watch most cable or network news shows and the message is clear — President Donald Trump is unpopular, especially compared to the dozens of fresh faces attempting to challenge him for the White House in 2020. Some of the faces are not so fresh as three of the leading contenders — Biden, Sanders, and Warren are septuagenarians.  Despite the exonerating Mueller report, Trump is still on the ropes, about to be impeached, a Russian agent, and so on.  Trump is also a Nazi, racist, homophobe, Islamophobe, and sexist pig.  Nobody likes him.  At least that's what CNN says.  If this was truly the case, Trump should be polling in the low 30s at best, with most of the country giving him and his administration a thumbs down on performance and results.  Yet reality is far different.

Trump dinner draws only 10 protesters.  Kinfolk said President Trump, Californie is the place you oughta be, so he loaded up Air Force One plane and flew to Beverly.  Hills that is.  Dinner party.  Raising funds for Republicans.  Drew 170 to 400 guests who paid from $15,000 to $150,000 to attend.  And 10 protesters.  That's it.  In a state of 28 million native Americans and 11 million immigrants (27% of the state is foreign born), the Marxist fascists couldn't get more than 10 people to care about protesting Drumpf.

Why do the least-bright people rise to the top?  That the greatest nation on the planet has to suffer fools like Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, every anchor at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC, Bill Maher, all the late-night not-comics, celebrities who pay to get their kids into colleges they would not be admitted to on their own merit, is a tragedy, the tragedy of wealth and success.  Our left bothers itself with mounting numbers of gender identities, intersectionality, non-sensical notions about race (they now support segregation), and the thoroughly idiotic obsession with climate change.  This is the plight of a wealthy nation.  The leftists have to invent things to be mad about.  There can never be happiness, gratitude for what our nation has accomplished and provided to the rest of the word.  No.  There can only be anger, dissatisfaction and rage against old crimes, slights and perceived offenses.

Hollywood: Do You Know Why You're in Georgia?  [Scroll down]  In other words, if you want the benefits of financial conservatism, then you're going to have to be at least content with conservative legislation on abortion and the like.  The same political worldview that has created an economic climate that allows for the creation of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue in the film industry is the same political worldview that protects life in the womb, believes marriage is the union of one man and one woman, believes that boys don't belong in girls' locker rooms, and so on.  These positions have proved quite politically popular in Georgia, and that is why the GOP is in power here.  Ignorant of such facts, for weeks now dozens of Hollywood actors and actresses have threatened the state of Georgia over a recently passed — but yet to be signed into law — pro-life "fetal heartbeat" law.

For Peace in America, We Must Return to the Rule of Law.  The Left has simply become evil.  That is not to say all registered Democrats or Democrat politicians are necessarily evil, but the national-level leadership of the party and their primary backers represent a genuinely evil, oppressive, authoritarian, and — not coincidentally — anti-Semitic program (under the thin veneer of vicious, rabid anti-Zionism).  They either represent this mindset outright (e.g., vice DNC chairman Keith Ellison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, etc.) or are unwilling to summon the elemental courage to oppose these trends effectively in their own party (e.g., Pelosi, Schumer).  What is more, almost uniformly among their leaders — to include the likes of Pelosi and Schumer — they will stoop to any level of dishonesty and corruption in order to obtain or maintain power (e.g., the Stalinesque Kavanaugh "show trial" hearings, the vote fraud spectacles we saw in Florida and California this past midterm election, advocating for illegal aliens to vote, advocating lowering the voting age to 16, etc.).

Communism in Our Schools and in Our Politics.  The Democratic Party has been sliding more and more to the Left for decades.  Now there is no doubt in my mind that they have embraced communism.  The Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA) supported Barack Obama in 2012 and its leadership said it would vote for Hillary Clinton but did not officially endorse her in 2016.  "God" was booed at the 2012 Democratic Party convention.  The communist drift that has gone on in that party for decades seems fulfilled in the candidacy of Bernie Sanders and the ascendancy and election of a list of presidential candidates who have embraced the so-called Green New Deal, which is nothing less than a full-fledged plan for the government takeover of the entire economy, suggests the growing ascendancy of communism within our beloved USA. [...] Opposition to the Democrats must then be couched in a biblical, pro-Christ agenda to be valid.  Republican conservatism without justification in Christ is just another man-made, fallible doctrine destined to collapse, or to lead to sin and hopelessness.  Political aspirations will fail the country if not built on the foundation of Jesus Christ.

Tutoring Eric Holder on American Greatness.  While [Eric] Holder's dismissal of American greatness might seem surprising to the vast majority of mainstream Americans, it is central to the progressive organizing philosophy of grievance with American norms, American success, and promotion of racial division.  The progressive left has converted American industrial might in the 20th century to an example of environmental degradation.  The progressive left has converted American military superiority into tropes of imperialism.  The progressive left has used America's now 154-year-old institution of slavery as an excuse for modern-day violence and criminality.  Holder really means it when he says that America was never great in the first place.  He blesses us with his honesty, an honesty that exposes his rank radicalism.  His honesty illustrates to mainstream Americans what the age of Obama, Holder, Tom Perez, and Valerie Jarrett was really all about:  dismantling the totems of American greatness.

Democrats Display Transgender Flags Outside of Capitol Hill Offices.  The freshman class in the House have brought "firsts" to Capitol Hill, including a change of rules to allow Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to wear a hijab on the House floor and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introducing the controversial Green New Deal resolution that has put socialism in the spotlight.  When Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) was sworn in in January, she was the first to hang a transgender flag outside of her office in the Longworth Office Building.

Eric Holder goes on MAGA-rant that takes a dark turn: 'Exactly when did you think America was great?'.  Former Attorney General Eric Holder fired a shot at America's past as he questioned the thoughts behind President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan[.]  Holder declared that America's greatness "never, in fact, really existed" during an interview on MSNBC's "The Beat With Ari Melber" on Wednesday [3/27/2019].  The Obama-era attorney general, who has decided not to run as a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 so he can focus on issues like partisan redistricting and criminal justice reform, was expounding on those topics when host Ari Melber asked about America's past.

A Brief Survey of 2020's Psychotic Democratic Roster.  There was a superb column at The Federalist on Wednesday [3/20/2019] by George S. Bardmesser:  "Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want to Vote for Trump Twice." [...] He was a reluctant Trump-voter but is now completely on board the Trump train.  Why?  Because the current crop of Democrat candidates are moonbats all, with the possible exception of Howard Schultz, who has yet to officially throw his hat in the ring.  Mr. Bardmesser addresses in passing the election of Mlles.  Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, and the presidential candidacies of Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden.  Each of them, as that author points out, is a thorough socialist nutjob.  Each of them is trying to out-fanaticalize the others.  Each of them is absolutely clueless about the American people outside the far-left bubbles all of them inhabit.  Mr. Bardmesser neglects to mention the bizarre, phony, and disturbing "Beto" O'Rourke; Kirsten Gillibrand; and Andrew Yang.

The 'Burn It Down!' Democrats.  There are some Democrats out there in the sticks — a lot of them, in fact — who simply don't understand the constitutional order.  They believe that the United States is a democracy, John Adams et al. [notwithstanding], and, in fact, they often are confused by the frankly anti-democratic features of the American order, because they have been taught (theirs is a pseudo-education consisting of buzzwords rather than an actual education) that "democratic" means "good" and "undemocratic" means "bad."  But the Democrats in Washington are a different story.  Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris went to law school.  They understand the American constitutional order just fine.  And they hate it.

Concerned citizen calls out liberal city council who treat him with total contempt.  When left-wing politicians claim to be "for the people," they never mean it.  You see it every day in how left-wing politicians behave on the national stage and on the local stage.  Take for instance the disgusting contempt that the virulently left-wing, elitist members of the Seattle City Council displayed earlier this month when a local voter showed up at a "public comment" hearing to express his concerns about the state of American democracy.  From the get-go, members of the council seemed to ignore the voter, choosing to stare down at their phones and paperwork instead of turning their heads up and actually listening.

Stick a Fork in O'Rourke.  [Joe] Biden, despite his efforts to masquerade as the vanguard of what is now called progressivism, is politically sane and, if nominated, might hold his shaggy legions back from holus-bolus embrace of the many suicide potions being offered to the Democratic contestants.  To date, the most lethal intoxicants that have been extolled by some of the candidates are legalized infanticide, open borders, reparations to African and other minority Americans, nationalized health care, a fascistic and Luddite green policy, and top personal-tax rates above 70 percent.  So far, this cocktail, which is such an assault on the sanity of an electorate that it could reduce the Democrats to splinters, has scared off Michael Bloomberg, Sherrod Brown, and Hillary Clinton[.]

President Trump Notes "Strange" Candidate Platform.  In addition to promoting infanticide; eliminating borders and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and banning guns; the Democrats have all signed on to The Green New Deal, which advocates for:  raising taxes, paying people not to work, eliminating air travel, banning cows and rebuilding every structure in America to run on 'sustainable energy'.  The platform is now expanding to:  lowering the voting age to 16; eliminating the electoral college; placing term limits on federal judges; and adding more Justices to the Supreme Court to advance the aforementioned progressive values.

The Emerging Democratic Minority.  The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day.  Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going.  The Democratic National Committee's decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates' debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders.  The process of atomizing society into smaller and smaller bearers of less and less widespread grievances, on each of which the whole movement of protest, uproot, reveal, and punish is in constant paroxysms of righteousness, is becoming louder and faster and more absurdly overwrought by the day.

Advantage is not a verb, but you get the idea.
Are the Democrats Advantaging the Republicans for 2020?  The Democrats have assumed much political risk with their policy proposals and tactics.  For example, I am a registered Independent who has voted for Democrats, including Kerry and Obama.  I can say with absolute certainty that I will never vote for a Democrat again because the party is now largely anathema to all I believe in.  I am certain that I am not alone in that determination and that cannot possibly bode well for the Democrat party in the next election cycle.

Because they hate America...
2020 Dems Avoiding Red, White and Blue Colors.  The Dem base consists of people who would rather burn an American flag than hug one.  These are primaries which means that the lefty fringe will be overepresented and red, white and blue will just trigger them.  Plus the hipster design studios they'll be relying on are stocked full of the same people.  Add on the fact that the rest of the base will lean heavily toward tribal demos and it's a sure thing.

Another Democrat cooks up a health care plan even crazier than Bernie's.  Is rabidly far-left rep.  Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) trying to become the Ilhan Omar of the health care industry?  Sure looks like it, given her new Medicare-for-All proposal to be unveiled in the House as a new bill today.  The "Medicare for All Act of 2019," put out by Jayapal, is so left-wing that even the left-leaning Axios says it makes Bernie Sanders look like a piker.

Chase Bank Denies Service to Conservatives.  It's hard to imagine how conservatives could be even more complacent than they actually are about what's being done to this country.  The schools our children are taught in are almost universally run by liberals who hate everything we stand for, but we don't demand that our representatives pull funding from state schools that behave that way.  Hollywood has become vocally, over-the-top hostile to Christians and conservatives, but we go see the movies anyway.  We still buy the papers and watch the cable news shows of networks that talk about us like we're Nazis because we don't agree with their liberal worldview.

Trump will 'win in a landslide' if Dems run on socialism, vegetarianism and reparations:  Mollie Hemingway.  The latest policy positions from Democrats seeking the White House may hand President Trump a solid re-election victory in 2020, the Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway argued Friday [2/22/2019].  A lot has changed since Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the Democratic Party's standard-bearers.  Neither supported reparations for African-Americans, but now several candidates are embracing the proposal — including U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

Portland Listening Session Turns Into Extremist [Fiasco] As Activists Demand Police Force Be Disbanded.  Last week a Portland police lieutenant named Jeff Niiya was accused of colluding with right-wing protest group Patriot Prayer after a string of his texts were released to the public.  Lt. Niiya's job is to coordinate with protest groups coming to the city and the texts show him doing just that, i.e. chatting with Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson about the group's intentions and planned movements.  As I noted last week, Lt. Niiya has previously been in close contact with a member of Antifa who became an outcast when other members of the group learned she'd be talking with police.  But the texts with Patriot Prayer were seen as something far more sinister by the far-left denizens of Portland.  That included left-wing city commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty who declared the texts were proof police were in "collusion with right-wing extremists."

Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika.  Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature.  "I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag.  That's all it is to me," said Chambers about respecting the flag.  "When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not."

Gallup: Liberals outnumber conservatives in only 6 states, down from 9.  The number of states where liberals outnumber conservatives has dropped more than 30 percent, with just six now in that category:  Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York, and New Hampshire.  According to the latest Gallup survey, in every other state but California, where conservatives and liberals split 29 percent to 29 percent, conservatives lead.  Nationally, those who identify themselves conservative hold a nine-point lead.

The GOP Is Trying A Bold New Tactic That Has The Democrats Terrified.  The Democrats, it seems, are finally being forced to confront the logical and foreseeable outcome of large numbers of Americans finally understanding what they stand for.

Gillibrand Agrees With Activist Saying Wall Cuts 'Indigenous People' Off From United States.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) agreed with an activist's claim on Monday [2/18/2019] that a southern border wall cuts off "indigenous people" from being in the United States.  Gillibrand, one of a growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, said while campaigning in Iowa that she agreed with Christine Nobiss's assessment of there being a "crisis" at the border.  Nobiss is a Native American and "Decolonizer" with Seeding Sovereignty, an activist organization with a self-described aim to "seed paths of personal, community, cultural, and energy sovereignty by amplifying voices of new leaders working to stop violence to womxn and Mother Earth."

Democrats Don't Want ICE Notified When Illegal Aliens Try to Purchase Guns.  As the debate over illegal immigration continues to rage, Democrats continue to prove they are proponents of open borders and lawlessness.  The latest example comes from Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who is berating Democrats for protecting illegal aliens who attempt to purchase firearms and fail a background check.

Democrats suddenly realize their Maduro-love is going to cost them Florida in 2020.  For years, Democrats have fallen over themselves to defend Latin American communist dictatorships. [...] They've always gotten away with it.  Until now.  They suddenly are realizing that the Maduro-lovers and Trump-resisters in their ranks, who happen to be some of their biggest "it" girls with the loudest voices — Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard — have supported Venezuela's detested Maduro regime in recent weeks ... and it's not just them.  Other Democrats are also in their tree — think of old dinosaurs such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was all worried about the U.S. invading Venezuela, and Silent Ted Deutch representing south Florida in Congress.  Supporting a socialist regime just seems to come natural in the Democratic Party.  And for that, they're all kissing the purple swing state of Florida goodbye for the Democrats in 2020.

Abortion and the Politics of Self-Destruction.  President Trump has been a strong friend of Israel and has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.  Republican presidents have traditionally been pro-Israel.  Barack Obama made a deal to create a nuclear Iran, a country that wants to exterminate the Jewish state.  Yet, "American Jews tend to favor Democrat candidates, with 71% of Jewish voters choosing Democrat candidates and only 25% choosing Republicans since 1968."  Voting against their interests

Democrats' 'Sit-In' Is a Stain on Their White Coats.  The success of the State of the Union address is usually measured in standing ovations, but President Trump's 2019 speech is best measured by how often Democrats stayed planted in their seats. [...] [S]ince the white coats supposedly spoke for the average American, surely they must have applauded when the president told the success story of the American economy.  No.  You would be wrong to think so.  As the president recounted the historic lows in unemployment for blacks, Latinos and Asian-Americans, the Democrats could not be bothered to stand or even applaud politely.  There they sat.  When the president announced that "[u]nemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low," the camera panned across the white-coated exemplars of compassion and empathy to find them scratching their noses or pulling their ear lobes, looking for all the world like they could not care less.

Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security — 1 hour after insisting that TSA workers get backpay.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues her streak of controversial tweets, this time taking aim at the Department of Homeland Security.  In a tweet Friday night, the freshman congresswoman refers to President Trump as "Individual 1," and insists he doesn't have "public support" to "ram his hateful wall through Congress."  "Let's stand firm: #Not1Dollar to DHS," Omar then urges fellow Democrats. [...] But just an hour before calling for DHS to be defunded, as Fox News anchor Rob Schmidt points out, Omar tweeted her outrage on behalf of TSA workers in Minnesota who haven't received back pay due to the recent partial government shutdown.

Tell The Social Justice Warrior Mobs To Go Pound Sand.  I'm not going to pretend to be "better than that" because I am loving this Virginia clusterfest of liberal hypocrisy and I hope it never, ever ends.  Wreck-It ("It" being the VA Democrat Party) Ralph Northam may well resign by the time this column posts, and his allegedly Weinsteiny lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax may be just-inaugurated and just-tossed out not long after.  This is so great.  It couldn't happen to a couple of nicer hypocrites.

Bunch of White Women Dressed in White  not applauding during talk of record minority employment — not a good look. [...] Well, they didn't stand for the minority employment, but the women stood for record employment of women.  Seems kinda ... selfish.

Trump's SOTU reveals the angry ladies of the left.  Trump's SOTU speech was wonderful, factual and optimistic.  It was a celebration of America and the successes of the last two years.  No one would know it by the visible response of the ladies in white (allegedly an homage to women's suffrage), the mostly newly elected Democrat congresswomen.  The only part of the speech they sincerely applauded was themselves — more women in Congress.  For most of the rest of the speech, they sat on their hands, looking mad (Mazie Hirono), glum (all of them), petulant and dismissive (Kamala Harris), bored and studiously disinterested (Nancy Pelosi).  Pelosi, along with Schumer, the rudest person in Congress ever, seemed to be masticating something throughout the entire speech.  Her bizarre mouth movements are as annoying as they are distracting.

Northam provides latest shame for sanctimonious Dems.  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's political career is about to be aborted, although presumably the cracker Democrat is being "kept comfortable" in his final moments as the party elders hold "discussions" about the "tragic and difficult circumstances" in which he finds himself.  Oh wait, those were the very terms the erstwhile Social Justice Warrior had used only hours earlier to describe the infanticide that his party was enthusiastically proposing to legalize in the Old Dominion.  As Northam himself noted as recently as Thursday [1/31/2019], in the case of "severe deformities," sometimes a decision must be made, for the good of all parties, in this case the Democrat party.

A growing record of insanity.  It's hard to keep up with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here's a try. [...] Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat, wants to end all private health insurance plans and put the government solely in charge.  She's not even bothering to falsely promise, as did President Obama, that everyone can keep their health plan and doctor if they like them.  She wants no escape.  Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren wants to seize and redistribute income from "the rich" and backs government control of corporations and "Medicare for all."  Meanwhile, Democrats are deploying the LGBTQ legal agenda to criminalize conservative religious views, using transgenderism as the spearpoint.  After enacting their radical, full-term abortion bill, New York legislators passed a law three days later enshrining the LGBTQ activist agenda and another bill criminalizing counseling for young people with unwanted same-sex desires.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Democrat, signed both with fanfare.

Who Are The Deplorables Now?  Leftists are masters of projection.  They are constantly accusing the Right of the crimes they commit themselves.  Leftists think of everything in terms of race, yet they call conservatives racist.  Leftist feminists judge women by whether they meet male measures of success, yet they call conservatives sexist.  Leftists want the government to be able to control every thought, word, action, and dollar in the country, yet they call conservatives fascist.

Virginia governor story shows we don't need the media.  Big League Politics today exposed Democrat Governor Ralph Northam.  It ran a racist photo in his page in his yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984.  Not high school.  Not college.  Medical school.  Northam refused to shake the hand of his Republican black opponent in the lieutenant governor's race in 2013 after a debate.  Nevertheless, the media portrayed Republicans as racists in the 2017 gubernatorial race.

Governor Northam Must Go — But For The Right Reason.  As politics go, it is hardly possible to have a more disastrous week than Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has.  After openly attempting to rationalize — even normalize — the euthanizing of newborns, Northam placed himself firmly in the crosshairs of practically everyone who has a shred of humanity.  As a direct result of that moment of infamy — one can safely assume — someone dug into the governor's past and came up with his 1984 yearbook from medical school.  One photograph on his page in that yearbook will likely end the governor's political career.

Democrat Who Laughed Out Loud at Pledge of Allegiance will Deliver Dem's SOTU Response in Spanish.  On Tuesday [1/29/2019] it was announced that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver the Dems' State of the Union response in Spanish.  Schumer and Pelosi praised the incredibly corrupt California Attorney General with more Marxist doublespeak.

House Democrats to Strike 'So Help Me God' from Oath.  A draft of a new committee rules package expected to be approved this week would strike the phrase, "So help me God," from the oath witnesses take when they testify before the House Committee on Natural Resources.  Fox News says it received an exclusive copy of the committee's draft that places the phrase in red brackets, a sign the words are slated to be eliminated.

Identity Stalinism.  [T]he roar of racist rage from the great and good directed at an innocent Kentucky boy is all about implementing the Democrats' grand strategy, which is to assemble a coalition of the margins of American society:  immigrants, welfare mothers, tech billionaires, transgenders, hedge-fund guys, black church ladies, gays, Jews, the unmarried, movie stars, felons, and so forth and so on.  In contrast, the more similar you are to a Minuteman of 1776, the more likely you are to vote Republican.  The GOP appeals to Core Americans, the Democrats to Fringe Americans.  Mass immigration offers the Democrats good reason to hope to overwhelm their foes in the long run.  But merely listing the Democrats' constituent interest groups points out the main problem with their master plan:  Their various fringes can't stand one another.

The Left Doesn't Hate the US; It Hates Us.  When Barack Obama became president with full control of both houses of Congress, the left was ecstatic.  Some were proud of their country for the first time, blissfully unaware that most Americans had always been proud of America.  It was clear to Democrats that citizens had finally agreed to give them the opportunity and power to realize their dream of a "fair" America of equal outcome with an unchecked government elite making all decisions for everybody in a socialist utopia where everyone can have everything they want, and no decisions or policies could ever be wrong and thus ever reviewable.

Deleted Doc:  Dem Candidate Katie Porter Backs Reparations, Far-Left Agenda.  A document that was deleted from the website of a progressive group shows Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter, who is running in California's competitive 45th district against Republican representative Mimi Walters, would immediately back a far-left agenda and legislation if elected to Congress, including creating a commission to study reparations for slavery.  The document was uploaded to the Progressive Democrats of America's website but was deleted after the Washington Free Beacon contacted the group over a similar document in relation to Harley Rouda, the Democratic candidate in California's 48th congressional district.  Before contacting the group about Rouda's answers, the Free Beacon downloaded responses by other candidates in the event the group scrubbed the files from the site, which they did.

Report of Abrams burning Georgia state flag resurfaces weeks before election.  A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday [10/22/2018].  Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag, which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.  She was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta at the time and now her role in the protest is being reexamined as she faces a close race with her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  The rivals are scheduled for their first debate on Tuesday.

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams helped torch state flag during college protest.  The Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, Stacey Abrams, helped light a state flag on fire on the steps of the state's Capitol in June 1992, as part of a protest that her campaign on Monday night characterized as an effort to "overcome racially divisive issues."  The flag at the time incorporated designs from the Confederate battle flag, and Abrams, then a freshman at Atlanta's Spelman College, was one of about a dozen demonstrators involved, according to contemporaneous newspaper accounts and several social media posts that surfaced the issue late Monday [10/22/2018].

Burning with ambition and lunacy.  [Scroll down]  In Arizona, Democratic senatorial candidate Kyrsten Sinema got caught trashing her home state.  In a clip from her speech at Netroots Nation, she calls Arizona "the meth lab of democracy."  In another, she shares "things that you can do to stop your state from becoming Arizona."  Emails reported in The Washington Examiner reveal that she invited a feminist witches coven called Pagan Cluster to help celebrate International Women's Day and protest the Iraq war in March of 2003.  Later that year, she wrote about a Miami protest in which she was "singing and spiraling in the pagan's circle only 5 rows back from the police line."

Group Aided by Andrew Gillum Teaches Kids to Glorify Deadly Palestinian Terrorist Organization.  Dream Defenders, a radical organization closely associated with Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, compiled an education tool for U.S. teachers that glorifies the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a deadly terrorist organization.  The project, which claims to be compatible with common core, pushes "rebellion" and educates students on the PFLP's goal, which is posted on Dream Defenders stationary and quite literally calls for "the destruction of the Zionist state."

Just when you think Kyrsten Sinema couldn't get nuttier, here comes the witchcraft.  As I wrote the other day, gaffe- and idiocy-prone Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema is shaping up as the Christine O'Donnell of the Arizona Senate race.  Everything is there but the witchcraft, an unguarded reference to which sank the inexperienced O'Donnell's campaign.  Oh, wait. [...] Like O'Donnell, who glibly told an interviewer she "dabbled" in witchcraft, Sinema dabbled, too — a lot.  Actually, she took a full deep dive.  Why would she invite a bunch of witchcraft practitioners to an anti-war event when there were so many others to choose from?  It sounds as though those were the people she knew.

Democrat Senate Candidate Caught LYING About Her Past.  Interestingly, Sinema wants no affiliation with the Democrats.  In her latest commercials she calls herself, "fiercely Independent".  The commercials imply that Sinema is not a Democrat.  I suggest they even possibly imply that she is a moderate Republican.

Democratic candidate implodes in Arizona.  "When Kyrsten Sinema began her rise in Arizona politics in the early 2000s, she was a Ralph Nader supporter and local spokeswoman for the Green Party who worked to repeal the death penalty and organized antiwar protests after the Sept. 11 attacks," the New York Times reported on September 24.  The story left out a radio interview in 2003 by Ernest Hancock.

AZ Dem Senate Candidate Said 17 Months After 9/11 That She Didn't Care If Americans Joined The Taliban.  In February 2003, appearing on a radio show hosted by a local libertarian activist the day before an anti-war event that was protesting U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Krysten Sinema, who is running in 2018 as the Democratic Party's candidate for the Arizona Senate, told the host, Ernest Hancock, that she didn't care if Americans wanted to fight for the Taliban.  The exchange started with Hancock asking Sinema if she would oppose him joining the Taliban, saying, "Now you would say, maybe we do owe something to the world, as long as it's nice and sweet and peaceful and what you want to do."

The Left Is Totalitarian By Nature.  Leftism is not simply one opinion among many.  For the Left's votaries, it's closer to a religion.  It's not enough that one is himself a vegan, drives a Prius, doesn't own guns, rejects the traditional family, or anything else that goes with the lifestyle.  It is essential that everyone else does so.  Any deviations are "backwardness" and "divisive" or worse.  That's the whole point of the term progressive.  It assumes history is linear and self-correcting.  It takes for granted that there is something objectively correct about the leftist position, and that all reasonable people in time will adopt it.

After dismissing grieving angel moms, Schumer leads parade of Dems holding pics of furloughed fed workers.  Less than 24 hours after congressional Democrats snubbed a group of grieving "angel moms" who'd sought to speak with them about the ongoing border security/government shutdown fight, these same Democrats held a rally on behalf of another set of purported victims:  furloughed government workers.

Do the Math:  Trump's Wall Is $25 Billion, Illegals Cost $165 Billion.  Trump's push for "the wall" has turned ardent socialists into laissez-faire economists on the issue of illegal immigration — who cares if migration hurts America's most vulnerable?  We need aliens to grow the economy!  This flip-flop has made it clear to ordinary Americans:  the Democratic Party cares more about illegal aliens than it does the common citizen.

If President Trump were really a racist or a Nazi, then please explain these facts.  The Democrat Party has no real love for this country or its national security.  They champion the cause of illegals for one reason only:  voter fraud.  If voter ID laws were passed in 50 states ensuring that only eligible citizens could vote, they'd never win a majority.  As those Democrat politicians vacation in Puerto Rico on the taxpayers dime while the government shutdown continues, this truth is undeniable.  Now build that wall!

30 Democrats from 38 Member Hispanic Caucus Are on Tropical Retreat in Puerto Rico as Shutdown Continues.  Thirty Congressional Democrat are currently in Puerto Rico on a winter retreat as the government shutdown goes into its 4th week.  President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding.  The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown.  This is the longest government shutdown in US history because Pelosi and Schumer refuse to compromise on a border wall — a wall they were in favor of only a few years back.

Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' as shutdown drags on.  Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend — with their families and lobbyists — for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton."  Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, according to a report.

30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown.  Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday [1/11/2019] on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" and attend three parties including one with the show's cast.  Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday.  But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip.

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A "chartered flight" means they don't have to put up with TSA screening, like you do.  And what does the "carbon footprint" look like on this chartered jet?

Trump Has the Democrats Cornered.  No sooner had the Democrats taken back the majority in the House of Representatives than they proved their harshest critics correct — the party no longer concerns itself with the interests of the American people.  And by refusing to provide a dime for a physical barrier on our border, they did it in the starkest terms possible.  Led by far-left Nancy Pelosi, who held off a challenge to her leadership from the even farther left, the House Democrats promptly put themselves in the position of being seen taking the side of foreigners entering the country illegally over the security and economic prosperity of American citizens.  They reduced themselves to the absurd position that "walls don't work."

Dems becoming the party of drugs and thugs.  Democrats are the deplorable ones — for putting politics over the safety and security of the American people.  They know that our nation is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with the drugs poisoning our citizens, destroying families and ravishing communities across the U.S. So doesn't it make sense to secure the porous southern border — by any means necessary — to stop the cartels from bringing fentanyl, heroin and other deadly drugs into our country?  Of course it does, but self-serving Democrats are more interested in scoring political points with their base by resisting the Trump agenda than protecting American lives.  It's no wonder voters hold such a low opinion of politicians.

One more place to boycott:
Red Lobster says Tucker Carlson's show 'no longer in line' with company values, pulls ads.  Red Lobster is pulling advertisements from Tucker Carlson's prime-time Fox News show amid an ongoing boycott against the conservative host for comments he made about illegal immigration and women's pay.  "Red Lobster's advertising buying guidelines reflect our core values and commitment to supporting programming that represents the highest standards of good taste, fair practice and objectivity," the seafood chain said in a statement Tuesday [1/8/2019].  "We reserve the right to make changes to our purchases when the dialogue is no longer in line with our criteria," the company said.

Red Lobster Hillary Cabal Targets Tucker Carlson.  The Red Lobster, which I thought was in the business of selling seafood dinners and lunches, is in another business altogether:  leftwing politics.  The company, owned by an outfit in San Francisco called Golden Gate Capital, is run by a slew of Hillary Clinton supporters who have decided to follow a prompting from an ex-Clinton staffer and make censorship their main product, joining the anti-free press jihad that has made it their business to silence conservatives in the media.

Red Lobster Faces Boycott, Mockery After Pulling Ads From Tucker Carlson.  Fox News has stood behind Carlson, dismissing the advertiser boycott movement as just another campaign waged by "left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed 'media watchdogs,'" who "weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech."  "It is a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed 'media watchdogs,' weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech," Fox News said in a statement.  "We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions."

Trump's Rhetorical Knockout Blow.  The president was clear, factually unchallengeable, and credible, and Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer looked and sounded like a waxworks animated illustration of the embalmer's art and her ventriloquist, the bearer of the broadest forehead since Pericles.  The president spoke of a national-security, economic, and humanitarian crisis, and they spoke of the federal employees who are about to miss a paycheck.

Did Trump win that wall speech?  Surely he did.  Twitter went hog wild, making fun of Pelosi's and Schumer's weird-looking appearance in their public rebuttal to President Trump's argument.  They could have done nothing, as would have been normal for legislative opponents for a presidential speech, but they couldn't stand the idea of President Trump getting that camera time.  They demanded, and got, airtime, too, presumably to flip the "narrative" by making President Trump appear "heartless," and having the last word to boot.  It blew up in their faces.

On a scale of one to ten, last night Trump was a seven and Pelosi/Schumer were a zero.  [Scroll down]  On substance, the two Democrats mouthed familiar talking points on the border:  the transparent lie that Democrats are all for border security but just not walls.  But their main focus was the 25% shutdown, which matters much more to federal bureaucrats than to the general public.  One thing that has got to worry the Democrats for the next two years is that their two leaders are dreadful as persuaders.  Just awful.  And, until they have their presidential nominee, the next highest pubic profile as spokesman is that of Alexandria OcasioCortez, who is a walking, talking exemplar of an ignorant know-it-all.  I give Pelosi-Schumer a two on substance and a negative two on style, with a net rating of zero.

Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Refuses to Take Oath of Office on Bible.  Newly elected Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema refused to be sworn in on a Bible, opting, instead, to place her right hand on a book of laws, including the U.S Constitution and the Arizona Constitution.  The book Sen. Sinema placed her hand on to be sworn in came from the Library of Congress, her office told the Arizona Republic.

Democrat introduces bill to remove words 'husband' and 'wife' from federal law.  Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., is introducing a bill to rewrite federal laws with gender-neutral terms, codifying the progressive ideological tenet that distinctions between men and women are exclusionary.  Her bill, according to The Hill, would replace the terms "husband" and "wife" in federal law with the word "spouse."  "While the landmark Supreme Court decision ending the ban on same-sex marriage was a historic step in the right direction, there is still more work to be done to ensure that the LGBTQ community is treated equally under the law in all respects," Brownley said.

The New Kakistocracy.  The Democrats didn't bring in any new blood from their previous team of leadership — the one which frittered away their previous majority.  You've still got Steny Hoyer as the majority leader and James Clyburn as the whip, neither of whom are particularly good spokesmen for what they'd like to present as a youthful, hip, and energetic political movement.  For that presentation, by the way, on offer is the freshman class — the most prominent names in which are Ilhan Omar, a Somali Muslim from Minneapolis who it appears might be married to her own brother and whose only contribution to the national debate so far seems to be a radical hatred of Israel, and the comically ignorant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose façade of street-kid tough upbringing is as poorly constructed as her understanding of civics and economics.

Forget the wall — Democrats now hate the border itself.  It's a wonder that Democrats haven't staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the US-Mexico border.  Their opposition to President Trump's border wall — or, more properly, his so-called wall — is now so total as to be nearly indistinguishable from opposition to any serious infrastructure at the border at all.

Our Exhausted American Mediocracy.  [Years ago,] Most Americans figured that those who lectured them on television, in op-eds, and throughout popular culture about guns, open borders, green mandates, fossil fuels, and the public schools, had the money, desire, and clout to live in desirable neighborhoods, sometimes behind walls, with ample taste for fine cars, jet trips, and private academies for their children.  The charge of hypocrisy against the elite was considered juvenile, given that exemptions were needed for the ruling class to serve us all the better.  How could Al Gore save us from our carbon emissions without his private jet?  How could Nancy Pelosi craft drastic climate change legislation without flying to a Kona resort over the holidays?  How could Eric Holder stop prejudice without a jet junket to the Belmont Stakes with his kids?  How could our Malibu elite nobly sermonize about their loyal gardeners and dutiful maids without walled estates?  How could Silicon Valley wizards pontificate about the evils of charter schools and the need for teacher unions, without private academies for their own?  And how exactly could the heads of our intelligence agencies and justice department officials track down the crimes of Donald Trump without committing greater ones themselves?

Rashida Tlaib's argument for impeachment boils down to 'orange man bad!'  America's newest and most anti-Semitic congresswoman, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted that she was just "#unapologeticallyMe" when she had a little public meltdown in calling to impeach President Trump Thursday [1/3/2019].  Yet when pressed by journalists on the Hill to comment on her late-night comments, she ran away from the reporters, relying on a staffer to shield her from the press and refusing to answer them.  I guess she's not quite so unapologetic.  The hangover of Tlaib's disgraceful first day ought to be denounced not just by the obvious suspects, but by Democrats themselves.  But then again, you break it, you buy it.  And boy, did Democrats just buy a whole lot of baggage.

Democrat hangs trans pride flag outside Capitol office.  A House Democrat said she's received an outpouring of support since she hung a transgender pride flag outside her Capitol office.  Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton, who was elected in November, hung the pink, blue, and white flag in the Longworth House Office Building next to an American flag and the Virginia state flag.  Lawmakers traditionally display the American and state flags, but can choose whatever flags they want.  Wexton's chief of staff, Abby Carter, confirmed to NBC News that Wexton displayed the flag as a statement about trans inclusion.

Dems debut their clown show strategy for the 216th Congress.  Now that voters have handed them control of the House of Representatives, Democrats are forced to reveal who they are to the national electorate, and it ain't pretty.  The party has more than its share of bizarre eccentrics, able to win a local election in a deep blue district, and they are feeling their oats.  They thrive on media attention, which they get because they are colorful and young and say radical things that excite progressive journalists.

Leftists "Make History" in Foreign Garb, Swearing Allegiance on a Quran.  Democrats say nothing about the anti-semitism of new congresspeople in the House as they take an oath which means nothing to them.  They are the face of the New Democratic Party.  Ilhan Omar is taking over the seat previously held by Rep. Keith Ellison.  The corrupt media and fellow Democrats portray her as a force against bigotry even though that isn't true.  She is an ardent supporter of anti-Semite, America hater Linda Sarsour and she backs the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel, despite denying it until she was voted into office.

The war on hope.  From the Boy Scouts to the Knights of Columbus, it's open season on anything that doesn't fit the cracked new world of socialism and sexual anarchy that "progressives" are fashioning for us all.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris are in the running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  They are writing off a significant portion of the Catholic vote even before their campaigns get underway.

Liberal Professor:  "Mowing Your Lawn" and "Acting Respectable" Is Racist.  You can always count on the social justice warriors to take an absolutely normal thing Americans do and turn it into some sort of offensive and racist act.  Is this how they try and keep themselves relevant?  The latest insane issue that's got the SJW's all up in arms is that it's racist to mow your lawn.  It's the ultimate in white supremacy to get out the lawnmower and mow.  According to these nutjobs, it's an aggressive action that says, "stay off my lawn".

Intersectionality at the Crossroads.  [T]he inconsistency between the views and associations of the [women's] march leaders and the useful idiots who followed their call was highlighted in recent weeks when the media were compelled to finally report what had been known for a long time but kept hidden from credulous consumers of their pap:  the Women's March leaders were linked inextricably to Louis Farrakhan, an anti-Semite, anti-homosexual, anti-white propagandist who spreads lies about slavery — ignoring the most significant role of Moslems in it even to this day.  And the press hid the fact that women like Linda Sarsour were all in for Sharia, the religious-legal system that more than any other punishes women, gays, and blacks.  Sharia creates the submission culture that keeps the poor at the bottom with little chance of upward mobility and society at such a low level of productivity that environmental protection and proper healthcare are unaffordable, and legitimizes slavery, which continues in places like North Africa.  Indeed, her anti-American point of view was known months before the march in 2017 but barely, if at all, covered by the mainstream media.

Gallup: Americans Say No. 1 Problem is 'Government,' No. 2 is 'Immigration'.  A new survey shows that the "top problem" cited by Americans is "government," and the second top problem is "immigration."  For contrast, among the issues seen as least problematic for Americans are "unemployment-jobs" and "gun control/guns."  In the survey, conducted by Gallup after the midterm elections, the polling firm asked Americans about the country's top problems and then listed those issues that were "mentioned by at least 3% of respondents."

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Gun control is at the bottom of the list, and global warming isn't listed at all.  Yet these are two of the Democrats' favorite topics.  From this, one can only infer that the Democrats are completely out of touch with the average American's concerns.

Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our immigration system.  In 2006, Chuck Schumer, along with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, voted for the funding of the Yuma Sector Wall, which after being built decreased the crossings in that sector by over 90 percent.  But that was then.  This is now.  Now the hard-left open border-types have seized control of the Democratic Party.  No one in leadership can be seen voting for building a wall:  it would be sacrilegious to the left and potentially a career-ending move.

Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal Steps Over Homeless in Seattle — Gallivants to Tijuana to Defend Illegal Foreigners.  Rep. Pramila Jayapal traveled to Mexico this past weekend to show her support for the illegal alien caravan members in Tijuana.  Pramila blamed Trump for the illegal alien crisis.

These are the most expensive ZIP codes in the country.  PropertyShark's annual list of the country's 100 most expensive ZIP codes, released last week, [...] looks at median closed sales prices across the US during 2018.  It found that California just might be more unaffordable than the Empire State:  The former has 82 entries in the top 100.  (Silicon Valley alone has an eye-popping 30.)  Meanwhile, San Francisco and New York are tied in terms of the priciest city, with nine ZIP codes apiece in the top 100.

Crazy, Woke.  There appears to be a direct correlation between how "woke" a liberal is and how crazy they are.  And every single day, liberals are becoming more and more woke.  The idea of being "woke" is, for the uninitiated (meaning "sane"), the state of being hyper-conscious and aware of everything liberals hold dear — mostly victimhood and the supposed societal structures that perpetuate it.  There's no real need to understand it, unless you're one of them you will never, ever, under any circumstances be "woke enough" to appease liberals.  Saying they're crazy is an understatement.  That being said, it doesn't mean we should ignore them.  After all, they do control two of the three cable news networks, all the broadcast networks, most newspapers, the entertainment industry, academia, and much more.

Eternal Darkness of the Leftist Mind.  Regular Americans are repulsed upon learning that abortionist Kermit Gosnell murdered thousands of babies after they were born by snipping the spine at the base of the neck.  Gosnell is America's biggest serial killer.  And yet, leftists (fake news media, Hollywood, and Democrats) covered for Gosnell.  Along with Obama, leftists support the murderous practices of partial-birth abortion and infanticide.  The same leftists who vehemently fight to protect their right to kill human babies before and after birth passionately protect animals and trees.

Alyssa Milano raises funds to help asylum-seekers while fire-ravaged Americans suffer.  Only weeks after thousands of Americans teamed up to try and help actress Alyssa Milano find shelter for her horses as the wildfires in California threatened her home, she chose to show her gratitude by asking the American people to donate their money to help asylum refugees.  "Some friends and I are trying to raise $100,000 today to help some people in the fight of their lives, seeking asylum at our southern border," she tweeted she wrote in a tweet last Thursday afternoon [11/22/2018] that prompted immense backlash.

The Anti-American Americans.  So here we are, at Thanksgiving, surrounded by a crowd of arrogant, ignorant, self-proclaimed superior people who proclaim, as was once declared about Vietnam, that the only way to save the country is to destroy it.  That the European welfare state is the proper model for us, and that our electoral choices are mostly wrong.  And evil. [...] In Obama's view, we're unworthy of him and his ruling class.  All 57 states' worth, I suppose.  If we dare vote for candidates they don't like, they feel entitled to change the results.  And it isn't just the usual suspects in the media and the schools; it includes the sorry case of the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Mr. Roberts, who now suggests that judges are fully empowered to undo the clearly expressed preferences of the American people, and that somehow criticism of them, not their outrageous rulings, was the inappropriate act.  It was deliciously satisfying to see him slapped down by Senator Grassley, an Iowa farmer who understands better than most how politicized the judiciary has become.  He knows how often our judges have somehow come to believe that we have a lot to learn from foreign laws and judges, an amazing development that would have us turn the obvious lessons of the past 250 years upside-down.  Just check out where our judges go during summer vacation, and what they do, and you'll see it.

Clinton, Abrams, Democrats Don't Accept Outcome of Georgia Governor's Race.  Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday [11/16/2018], but she didn't give an ordinary concession speech, accusing her opponent of centering his campaign around voter suppression and calling the outcome an "erosion of our democracy."  Abrams lost by nearly 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp, but in a speech The Weekly Standard described as "contemptible," Abrams made erroneous and misleading claims about the results to essentially deem the entire race a fraud.

Democrat Losers:  Undignified and Dangerous.  What do Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Bill Nelson have in common?  Each asked the voters for important positions of leadership and promptly proved themselves unworthy of those offices when the answer was "No."  It isn't necessary, of course, to revisit Gore's reluctant acceptance of reality or Clinton's querulous hypocrisy.  The tawdry details of those episodes are well known.  But the long-term harm they wrought on the republic merits consideration.  The extent of that damage was clearly demonstrated Friday [11/16/2018], when Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams finally admitted that the laws of mathematics could not be overcome by frivolous lawsuits.

Networks Silent as Dem 2020 Hopeful Compares ICE to KKK.  Under most circumstances, a sitting United States Senator and potential presidential candidate comparing a federal law enforcement agency to the Ku Klux Klan would be major national news.  However, after California Democrat and 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris did exactly that during a Senate hearing on Thursday, the broadcast networks decided it wasn't worth a single second of coverage.  During a contentious confirmation hearing exchange with Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello, nominated to become the permanent head of the agency, Harris grilled him about a tweet he sent out three years earlier labeling the Democratic Party "neo-Klanist."  Vitiello promptly apologized for the social media post and acknowledged that it was inappropriate.

American't: From Midterms to End Times.  Trump's 2016 victory will not MAGA; it was merely a stay of execution, a prolonging of the inevitable.  This should have been obvious in a country that could elect Barack Obama and then, like the Titanic having backed up to hit the iceberg again, re-elect him.  If it wasn't, it should be obvious now that the Democrats have seized the House in a Watergate-level rout. [...] But this isn't your grandfather's Democrat Party.  Voters this time empowered socialistic to socialist to closet-communist, sexual devolutionary, rabble-rousing, low-I.Q., no virtue, ignorant freaks who often encourage political violence by their Antifa-Brownshirt useful idiots.  So it's not your great-grandfather's America, either.  Digging into the electoral numbers also tells a tale.  Ninety percent of blacks, 79 percent of Jews, 77 percent of Asians, 69 percent of Hispanics and 59 percent of women voted Democrat — same as usual.

Kamala Harris Wants to Be Your President!  She Thinks ICE Is the KKK.  Kamala Harris compared ICE to the KKK during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Vitiello to be the new director of ICE.  He has been serving as the Acting Director.  Vitiello had once referred to the Democratic Party as "liberalcratic" or "NeoKlanist" and Kamala brought that up to humiliate him.  He explained it was wrong to make those comments and he was sorry he offended people.  He wasn't referring to the KKK, he explained.  Kamala didn't care since she was leading up to something quite different.  The presidential hopeful wanted to make a comparison between ICE and the KKK.

The Lonely Mob.  President Obama authorized the extrajudicial killing of American citizens as a national-security measure; President Trump is an angry tweeter.  But it is the latter rather than the former that apparently presages the rise of a Falange Americana.  That is how you know that this is a fundamentally unserious point of view.

Democrats vs. the Constitution.  Having taken control of the House of Representatives, the Democrats face an enormous and perhaps insurmountable political barrier to achieving their agenda.  It's not the Republicans.  It's the Constitution.  "Kill the Constitution" would not be a winning campaign slogan for the Democrats, and you will rarely hear an American politician running against the Constitution as such.  But it is the Constitution and the American constitutional order — not Senator McConnell — that currently vexes them.

The Great Progressive Collapse.  Scott Wallace, the grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's former vice president and Communist sympathizer Henry Wallace, was criticized for co-chairing a fund that gave liberally to anti-Israel organizations and to the virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Western British politician George Galloway.  His allies promoted him as a pioneer "on climate justice" and promised to expand Social Security and impose sick- and medical-leave plans on firms.  Ultimately, Wallace cost the Democratic Party a key swing district in the affluent suburbs of Philadelphia.

Battleground-state Dems who opposed Kavanaugh [were] all defeated.  Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Florida's Bill Nelson all suffering defeat.  In fact, every Democrat incumbent who supported Kavanaugh in states rated "toss up" by Fox News lost their race.  In contrast, the lone Democrat who voted for Kavanaugh, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, won his race.

Democrat Stacey Abrams Admits Her Plans May Require Georgians to 'Turn Their Guns In'.  During a November 4 appearance on CNN's State of the Union Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) admitted that a possible outcome of her gun control plans could be that "people would turn their guns in."  She said other options might include "buybacks" and/or "grandfathering in" certain firearms, so current owners could keep them but be barred from selling them or transferring them to other individuals.

Gillum: Police Are Going 'Too Far' if They Pull Out Gun, Baton, Taser in Line of Duty.  Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee in Florida's gubernatorial race, said Wednesday [10/31/2018] that police are going "too far" if they have to pull out a gun, baton, or taser when approaching a potential suspect.

Why liberals laughed at a wounded veteran.  Conservatives rightly are getting on the case of Peter Michael Davidson of the SNL political hour for mocking a Navy SEAL's war wound.  The target was Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw whose only crime is being a Republican.  Davidson is now as repulsive as Samantha Bee, who called the First Daughter the C-word, and Stephen Colbert, who called the president a homophobic slur.  No one lost their job.  They said this in scripted, taped remarks.  That means they spoke for their network and its corporate owner.

As the Caravan Approaches:  There Probably Will Be Blood.  If the Democrats succeed in eviscerating our southern border — and that is their plan:  DACA, catch-and-release, abolish ICE — they can overcome a century of their losing the support of Americans who once trusted them — blue-collar ethnic Catholics, union workers, married women, seniors.  Instead, they can win just by importing tens of millions of new voters unschooled in American values, clueless as to the Constitution, knowing and caring nothing of our culture and higher purposes.  Between suffering Illegals, encouraging cemetery turnout, and granting suffrage to felons, they can win back lost numbers.

Intra-party civil war engulfs Missouri Dems, dooming McCaskill re-election bid.  A week ago, [Claire] McCaskill's campaign released a radio ad distancing her from "crazy Democrats" in an effort to pick up some votes from the substantial majority of Missouri voters who chose Trump in 2016.  She seems to have seen the left wing takeover of her party and realized that her home state voters would be repelled by the "democratic socialism" and identity politics obsession that plays well in the Bronx and Berkeley, but which leaves most Missourians somewhere on the spectrum from indifference to anger.

It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists Today.  Every day in the run-up to the midterm elections, the mainstream news peddles the same message:  Republicans are extremists.  But look at the data, and you see that it's Democrats who are increasingly well outside the mainstream. [...] Here's a tiny sampling of recent headlines:  "How Republican Extremism Became Normalized."  "Yes, the Republican Party Has Become Pathological."  "Why Are Republicans Promoting Ultra-Right Extremism."  "The Proud Boys, the GOP, and 'The Fascist Creep.'"  What evidence is there of this, other than President Trump's often abrasive rhetoric, and the actions of a few crazed lunatics?

The Sad, Sad Culture of Progressivism.  If you've ever read anything written by any progressive over the age of forty, chances are pretty good that you've been exposed to a certain weary, self-indulgent, spiritually-agonized tone.  It is very recognizable, like the smell of decay that's characteristic of a swamp.  By comparison, leftists under the age of forty are likely to have more-or-less the same tone that they were born with — the high-pitched tone of an infant that is not getting its way.  Older leftists have usually run out of this youthful vigor, just like the rest of us.  They do not participate in Antifa riots on the streets.  They think about such youthful protests with a sense of nostalgia, remembering their wild, radical college days — whether they actually experienced them or not.

Time to flee Democratic Party.  With the female unemployment rate at 3.6 percent — the lowest in 65 years — women should be burning their pink hats not knitting new ones.  A well-paying job allows women to live life on their own terms, make their own choices and pursue their dreams — unbeholden to anyone.  Isn't that the bedrock of feminism?  Hence it's high time women stop thinking with their ovaries and start thinking with their pocketbooks.

Andrew Gillum's Comments On Law Enforcement Are 'Disgusting' And A 'Disgrace,' Says Florida County Sheriff.  Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey called out Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, on "Fox & Friends Saturday" for his "disgusting" comments about law enforcement.  "Andrew Gillum has no idea what it takes to serve as a law enforcement officer," Ivey said.  "As such his comments about law enforcement officers and those that wear our badge, they're a disgrace.  They're disgusting."  Gillum appeared on the "Pod Save America" podcast Wednesday" and said "At the time that a law enforcement official has to go to a weapon, to a gun, to a baton, to a taser, they have already had to go too far."

When Democrats' tactics backfire.  Here are 10 big-ticket causes that have put Democrats largely on the wrong side of most Americans ahead of the midterm elections:
[#1] Support of sanctuary cities.  Most Americans, even Hispanics, oppose sanctuary cities.
[#2] Blaming "racism" for everything.
[#3] Silencing certain views.
[#4] Opposing border enforcement.  About 80 percent of Americans support secure borders.
[#5] Backing those who kneel for the American flag.
[#6] Impeaching President Trump.
[#7] Abolishing ICE.
[#8] Chasing Republicans out of restaurants.
[#9] The Kavanaugh chaos.
[#10] Illegal immigration caravan.

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What's This?  Just The DNC Deputy At A Communist Parade Wearing A "I Don't Believe In Borders" Shirt.  For those paying attention, the intent of today's Democrat Party is clear.  It hasn't been the party of John F. Kennedy for a very long time.  Instead, it is the party of anti-Americanism, government slavery, and open borders that would see traditional America destroyed and absorbed into a globalist nightmare.


Feeling the urge to protest?  Then you're most likely a liberal woman.  If you're one of those citizens still with the conscientious stamina to follow the daily news flood (and you must be if you're reading this), you could be forgiven for thinking Americans protest pretty much anything and everything in existence — the National Anthem, guns, pipelines, flag, fake news, police, Congress, you-name-it.  We even have protests of protests.  It turns out, however, that only a small minority of us even consider protesting something.  Hard to believe probably.  But barely one-in-three Americans has ever even considered protesting something.

Not Guilty:  The Tea Party and Violence.  [W]ith the help of fake news media, Democrats/leftists have deceived many Americans into believing that Conservatives, Republicans, Christians, and Tea Party people are the hateful aggressors.  We are not.  We are the ones minding our own business.  Meanwhile, Democrats/leftists are demanding that we stop celebrating Christmas and Easter.  Democrats/leftists demand that teachers stop addressing students as boys and girls; deeming it hateful and discriminatory.  Democrats/leftists are demanding that they be allowed to kill babies even after they are born.  Democrats/leftists are demanding that schools assist students with abortions and sex changes without parental knowledge or consent.  Democrats/leftists demanded that prayer and Bibles be banned in schools, while mandating that LGBTQ lessons become mandatory in public schools.  LGBTQ lessons include instructions on [details omitted by The Editor].

Pelosi unveils just how bad a Democratic House would look.  Fact is, this is a real menagerie of the worst elements of left-wingery, people famous for their lockstep adherence to Pelosi's flying monkey commands, and famous only for the diversity of their idiocies.  These are people famous for making stupid and malevolent statements such as Maxine Waters, dolts who make specious, fact-free arguments such as Adam Schiff, lunatic machine pols such as Jerry Nadler, Benghazi liars such as Elijah Cummings, FARC terrorist-coddlers such as Jim McGovern, open borders advocates such as Raul Grijalva, and just garden variety left-wing irritants such as Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, and Nydia Velasquez.

Three weeks before Election Day, Democrats bare their fangs.  Mark Salvas, the executive director of the county Democratic Party in Pittsburgh, Pa., lost his job last week.  The reason?  Long before he was hired, the Gulf War veteran and loyal Democrat had posted a picture of himself and his wife on Facebook, with two phrases superimposed:  "I stand for the Flag," and "I kneel at the cross."  Democrats came across this old post and decided it was "insensitive."  Even though Salvas believes that NFL players should be allowed to kneel in protest if they like, his expression of what he does is offensive.

Some people are really hard to like.  I really, really don't like progressives.  I don't like their raunchy language, their rude behavior, their physical vileness.  I don't like them interrupting lunch, or shouting down a speaker I want to hear, or lying to smear people they disagree with.  I don't like them pretending to be wounded in their souls when somebody says a word they disapprove of.  I don't like them murdering babies in the womb and calling it reproductive health.  I don't like their vindictiveness, their gathering at the homes of political adversaries and making lives miserable, their faking hate crimes and race crimes.  I don't like that they pay hoodlums, gangs, and other bad people to riot and destroy.  I don't like their assaults on American institutions.

Change the rules?  Why the Left is slamming the Senate and Electoral College.  Liberals who are unhappy with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh are starting to complain that the Senate itself is undemocratic.  Liberals who are unhappy with Donald Trump as president are starting to complain that the way he was elected is undemocratic. [...] I just don't think it's a winning argument to say that the problem is these institutions, and rules that have been in place for more than 225 years, rather than the failure to prevail in debates and win elections.

What Do We Have In Common?  America stands at a precipice.  It's a moral precipice of our own making:  We're not facing any external existential threat, or any serious economic crisis.  Nonetheless, we're at each other's throats in a shocking and unique way. [...] A nation is a people united by history, ideals, culture, institutions.  But we've been steadily chipping away at each element of that nationhood.  Our history now divides us. [...] On the one hand are "red state" Americans, steeped in traditional Judeo-Christian principles and mores — Americans who believe that our rights are God-given, and that liberty must be balanced by traditional moral virtue.  On the other hand are "blue state" Americans, steeped in egalitarian principles and mores — Americans who believe that rights spring from government, and that inequality is a more pressing concern than individual liberty, and that systems of traditional virtue merely mask hierarchical power structures.

Yes, Women Can Lie.  [Scroll down]  Leftism is, and has always been, about trying to persuade the general public to accept as truth things that are objectively false, from Marxist economics ("It works even though it never has") to the New Soviet Man ("We can breed selfishness out of the human character") to Lysenkoism ("Genes are a myth!").  In current times, we should have shut that [stuff] down the minute leftists told us that asthma inhalers were a greater threat to the polar icecaps than the private jets of millionaires (let's not forget that the CFC inhaler ban was passed under George W. Bush — another example of Republicans going along with leftist insanity so as not to be slammed as Hitlers by the people who slam us as Hitlers anyway).  And now, it's become a litmus test that to not be condemned as a Hitler, one must accept that a man who thinks he's a woman "on the inside" is actually a full-fledged biological woman.  That's what the left does.  Like cult leaders, leftists are not content to believe their own nonsense.  They must force you to believe it, too.  Because that's how you know you've broken someone, that's how you know you can bend them to your will... when you can persuade them to see what isn't there, and accept as truth that which is objectively false.

Democrats' Arizona Senate Nominee Caught on Tape Bashing Arizona.  Yesterday [10/10/2018], we touched on the Arizona Senate race, wondering if a new poll showing Republican Martha McSally bouncing out to a six-point lead is an outlier or a trend.  The GOP has sought to highlight Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's past radicalism — she protested the Afghanistan war in a pink tutu, and her organization portrayed American soldiers as murderous skeletons inflicting "US terror" — as well as her biographical...shall we say, enhancements.  But in a blue-tinted year, with Democrats highly motivated, Sinema has held onto a modest lead.

The new and devolved Democratic Party considers you the enemy.  [Scroll down]  This leftist rage reached its full bloom with the false charges against Justice Kavanaugh of attempted rape and gang rapes.  I doubt that any rational person, even the Dems on the Judiciary Committee, believes that Kavanaugh attempted to rape Christine Blasey Ford or that he was involved in gang rapes.  The Democrats announced their opposition to Kavanaugh minutes after he was nominated by President Trump.  They demanded a seventh FBI investigation, which produced the same results as the first six FBI investigations:  Kavanaugh is squeaky-clean and innocent of the charges.  There are numerous examples of how these leftists view Americans who do not agree with them.

Kavanaugh:  What Have We Learned?  [#2] The Democrats have no ideas, no principles, just tactics.  If you were under the misapprehension that the Dems were acting on principle, they were more than happy to shatter that illusion.  Over and over, at every turn, they insisted that their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh was no different than what those evil Republicans did to Merrick Garland.  Even if you agree with that — and in order to make the comparison, you would have to quote a single Republican who ever accused Garland of organizing gang rapes — it's pretty stupid to admit that you're trying to destroy an innocent man's life for nothing more than revenge.  The Dems wanted payback, and they didn't care how they got it.  They didn't stop for one second to consider the ramifications of what they were doing.  They were unmoored by principle and heedless of scruple.  Attack, attack, attack.

Kavanaugh Foes Fill Senate Gallery With Sounds of the Insane.  I was in the Senate gallery this afternoon when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed.  You would have thought I was at an exorcism in an insane asylum.  Perhaps you were watching on television and heard the disruptions, though you certainly didn't see them.  The attenuated audio probably didn't catch the frightening, incoherent shrieking — including the lingering screaming and howling as they were being dragged down the hallways outside the gallery.  If there was any doubt that the opposition to Kavanaugh was unhinged, uncivil, disruptive, rude, and borderline nuts, my experience in the gallery made it clear.

Kavanaugh protesters anti-American, tilting toward mental illness.  It's one thing to exercise a First Amendment right to assemble and petition the government for redress — to "peaceably" gather together for a protest, as the exact language of this particular Bill of Right specifies.  It's another thing entirely to chase senators through the halls of Congress and pro-Kavanaugh politicos through streets of Washington, D.C. [...] Within the past few days, Resist Kavanaugh types have taken to the streets in select cities around the country, honing in especially on Republican senators' district offices and casting aside all cares of common sense to express, angrily and violently at times, displeasure with anyone supporting President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.

It's a Miracle.  Those pink-hat-wearing throngs are irate and motivated to vote.  But what [Senator Dianne] Feinstein and her Senate Judiciary Committee colleagues have done is remind so many other women that their husbands or brothers or fathers or sons could at any moment have their lives ruined by false (or at least unproven) sexual assault accusations, perhaps decades old, made by a woman with an axe to grind, whether political, business-related, personal or otherwise.  It goes without saying that many politically moderate men who were feeling unmotivated to vote next month have also been shaken out of a complacent stupor and seen the risk that the "guilty until proven innocent" Democrats pose to them, and to their fathers and brothers and sons.

We Must All Sacrifice for the Environment (But I meant you — not me!)  We laugh at those who object to some policy that seemed perfectly OK, when they thought it only applied to others.  We make fun of Al Gore proposing the end of fossil fuels, while jetting around the world in his private plane.  We chortle about politicians advocating gun control while surrounded by heavily armed bodyguards.  In truth, such hypocrisy is common, because the desire to control other people's behavior is human nature.

The 'Kavanaugh Effect' Gives GOP Hope for Mid Terms.  When it began, Democrats believed that the battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would energize their voters to turn out for the midterm elections next month.  Instead, this latest poll from NPR/PBS/Marist appears to show that the Democrats' smear tactics have energized Republicans.

Even Democrats are noticing how their Kavanaugh stunts are poisoning their blue wave.  The left can be pretty amazing in its refusal to learn from history. [...] Its series of stunts around the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh — and the incredible one-sided bias of its media lackeys — is starting to suggest a conclusion for leftists similar to what the left dealt itself during the Clarence Thomas hearings at midterms:  a loss of nine congressional seats.  These people don't learn.  But some of them do notice problems going on.  The smarter ones in the lefty press are noticing falling Democrat fortunes in polls.

New poll suggests Heidi Heitkamp in trouble if she votes against Kavanaugh, hurting Democrats' chances of Senate takeover.  A new poll shows Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by a 10-point margin, with North Dakotans overwhelmingly in favor of confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Losing a race in North Dakota would make it significantly more difficult for Democrats to retake the Senate.  The poll, from Strategic Research Associates and North Dakota's NBC affiliate, shows Cramer opening up a 51 percent to 41 percent lead over the Democratic incumbent.  The poll also finds North Dakotans support the confirmation of Kavanaugh by a 60 percent to 27 percent margin.  Furthermore, the survey found that at 21 percent, more people rated Kavanaugh as their top concern than any other single issue.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Comes Out Against Kavanaugh.  Falls Behind in Polls.  Red-state Democrat Claire McCaskill is now losing in the polls after coming out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court last week.

Poll: Josh Hawley Takes Lead Over Claire McCaskill After She Announces Opposition to Kavanaugh.  A new poll released by The Missouri Scout on Saturday [9/29/2018] shows that Republican challenger Josh Hawley has taken a two point lead over Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in the Missouri Senate race just days after she announced she will be voting against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Hawley leads McCaskill by a margin of 48 percent to 46 percent in the poll conducted by Missouri Scout over two days, from Wednesday, September 26 to Thursday, September 27.  McCaskill announced her opposition to Kavanaugh on September 19.

It's All Gone: The Democrats' Dead Ideals.  As the spurious case against Brett Kavanaugh disintegrates, splinters, and re-forms into a cacophony of whiny, irrelevant expostulations, it is instructive to step back and survey the field upon which this battle took place.  The ground is littered with dead and wounded ideals:  civility, dead; basic decency, dead; the presumption of innocence, gravely wounded, ditto for the idea of due process.  And this disgusting carnage is all on you, O ancient one, Dianne Feinstein, and your self-important, preposterous colleagues.  You were desperate to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court so you abandoned any semblance of decency and respect.  You travestied the processes of the United States Senate for the sake of a cynical grab at power.  I'd say that you should be ashamed of yourselves, but, like the thugs that you are, you have no shame.  You believe the acquisition of power is a magical antidote to shame.  You are wrong about that, and one can only hope that you will one day reap some portion of the obloquy you have sowed.  It is not yet clear what the snarling, incontinent attacks on Brett Kavanaugh will mean for him and his family.  Early indications are not encouraging.

What Does 'Credible' Mean?  Something is wrong with Christine Blasey Ford's story, and not just the fact that none of the people she named as witnesses to her alleged 1982 encounter with Brett Kavanaugh remember any such incident.  There is a conspicuous hole in Professor Ford's biography — some important details seem to be missing — and we don't know what the missing elements might be. [...] Over and over, TV news talking-heads and other pundits have used the word "credible" to describe Professor Ford and her accusation, but why?  What's so credible about her story?  Well, it's detailed and vivid, but the closer you examine the details, the more problems you encounter.  Beyond Judge Kavanaugh's emphatic denial that any such incident ever occurred, there is the obvious problem that Leland Keyser, a "lifelong friend" of Professor Ford, who was supposedly present at the 1982 house party, has said she's never even met Judge Kavanaugh.

Josh Hawley Opens Up 8 Point Lead Over Democrat Claire McCaskill Following Vicious Brett Kavanaugh Attacks.  The Democrat Party overplayed their hand with their vicious lies, accusations and smears against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  And now the mob is going to pay for their evil stunts.  One month ago Claire McCaskill held a two point lead over Republican Josh Hawley in the Missouri Senate race.

We Are Finally Getting Rid Of The Treacherous Sissies Who Used To Control The GOP.  [Scroll down]  Kavanaugh is a boomerang that can come back and knock the Democrats out.  They counted on stripping off the suburban women's vote that had been going GOP.  But those suburban women have sons, brothers, and husbands whose lives can be ruined in an instant over some uncorroborated baloney from three decades ago if the Democrat's new rules go into effect.  A vote for a Democrat is a vote against due process, a vote against justice, and a vote against men.

New Poll:  Josh Hawley Jumps to Lead Over Claire McCaskill After She Announces Opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.  The trouble with Claire McCaskill is she keeps thinking her constituents live on the coast.  Republican Josh Hawley jumped to the lead against Washington Democrat Claire McCaskill in the latest Missouri Senate poll.  Josh Hawley now leads the Democrat Senator by two points.

Democrats Lose Advantage with Middle Class Americans While Political Gender Gap Collapses, Gallup Poll Shows.  The Democratic Party's advantage among American women suffered a six percent swing over the past year, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.  Women are still more likely to view the Democrats favorably than they are Republicans, but the difference has contracted.  A year ago, 35 percent of women said they viewed Republicans favorably.  Democrats had a 14 point advantage, with 49 percent viewing the party favorably.

Dear Moderate Democrats:  Your Party Has Completely Abandoned You.  I grew up in a small town in rural New England, which has long been a stronghold for Democrats.  My grandfather was a carpenter, and for many years as a boy, my father was, too.  Several of my family members are or used to be members of labor unions, and many of them have for years consistently and exclusively voted for Democratic candidates.  For much of my young life, their commitment to the Democratic Party had puzzled me.  The values I grew up in my small town were the same American values that have made this country exceptional for more than two centuries: self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty.  Yet, come Election Day, much of my family and many of my neighbors would march off to the polls and pull the lever for candidates who seemed to embrace policies that are in complete contradiction to these ideals.  And the older I get, the greater the divide grows between what Democratic voters in small towns and cities across the country think they're getting from the politicians they vote for and the actual policies being proposed and implemented by Democrats.

Hello, Liberals:  Can You Spell F-A-S-C-I-S-M?  I'm a live and let live guy, or at least I pretend to be.  But our liberal friends don't believe in live and let live.  Politics is their religion, and politics is all about bullying.

The Descent into Progressive Madness.  The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness.  The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi.  The spectacle is right out of Euripides's Bacchae, as the creaky old guard of the polis, Tiresias and Cadmus, dress up in trendy, ridiculous ritual costumes to stumble along after the racing and frenzied young maenads in their lethal courtship of suicidal Dionysian madness.  Six-term senator Dianne Feinstein is running against a far more radical Democrat, Kevin de León, in California's general election.  (He added the accent and the "de" to his name in midlife, thereby enhancing his ethnic authenticity.)

Double-Double Failure for the Left's Fast Food Boycotts.  Democrats, initially spurred by California DNC chair Eric Bauman, are calling for a boycott of In-N-Out for its having donated $30K to the California GOP in 2017.  "[L]et Trump and his cronies support these creeps," he tweeted.  "These creeps," as he put it, are "a California institution that some hold with the same level of esteem as the Golden Gate Bridge and Joshua Tree," according to the Los Angeles Times.  That alone might run the boycott efforts into the brick wall of regional pride — and there's nothing more American than that.  But there's another, more thoughtful reason why Californians and reasonable people everywhere may dismiss the calls to boycott.  Ashley Reese of The Slot writes that she's "never been more insulted by a burger" in her life.  She should have known, she says, that this revelation was coming.  After all, she knew that In-N-Out "hid Bible scriptures on their soda cups and burger wrappers," and that "reeks of GOP."

Massachusetts City of Somerville Scrapping Columbus Day In Favor of 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'.  Somerville, Massachusetts is the same city where a leftist recently urinated on American flags at a veterans' memorial cemetery.  Now the city is kicking Columbus Day to the curb over political correctness.

Somerville Mayor Says City Will Observe Indigenous Peoples' Day, Not Columbus Day.  The city of Somerville is ditching Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Mayor Joe Curtatone announced Thursday [9/13/2018].  Somerville joins Cambridge and other places in New England like Portland, Maine and Durham, New Hampshire by choosing to recognize those who lived in the Americas before European colonization instead of Christopher Columbus.  "Columbus Day is a relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history," Curtatone wrote in Facebook post.  "We all know there's more to the story than a nursery rhyme."

Even Democrats Want 'Mad Maxine' to Stop Impeachment Talk.  Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren called out "Mad Maxine" Waters over her repeated calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment.  The California Democrat has been one of Trump's most outspoken critics, and she continues to double down on her anti-Trump rhetoric.  Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, said in Los Angeles over the weekend that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump.

Enemies Within.  Young corporate executives believe and pander to the left's negative view of America.  This is why we see corporate advertising supportive of lies such as that America is destroying the planet and that cops routinely murder blacks.  Leftists have instilled in our youths the lie that people around the world have too little because evil, greedy, and selfish Americans have too much.  This is why many youths believe that it is only fair that we open our borders to whoever wishes to enter.  And how dare we expect immigrants to assimilate, speak English, and embrace capitalism?  Youths believe that defending our borders against the invasion of illegals is racist and hateful.  Our kids have also been taught the lie that Christians, conservatives, and Republicans are haters obsessed with suppressing women and minorities.  Corporate executive operatives of the young enemies within movement believe that a majority of Americans share leftist disdain for their country.  This is why the NFL originally rallied behind [Colin] Kaepernick, leading the charge of pro football players taking a knee in protest against our National Anthem.

As In-N-Out boycott plan flops, Dem party chief dines alone, GOP feasts.  California state Democrats are distancing themselves from the state party's chief after he called for the boycott of a beloved burger chain after it donated cash to the state's Republican Party.  The political feud began last week when Eric Bauman, head of the California Democratic Party, called for the boycott of California-based In-N-Out over its $25,000 donation to the GOP.  Et tu In-N-Out?

Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To California Republicans.  Cult fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is getting served after it was revealed the restaurant chain donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party. [...] The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout.  Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn't make its founders' Christian values a secret, per se.  Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don't notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers.  However, it's not clear that the company's current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has backed organizations that restrict LGBT rights.

Democratic leader's call for In-N-Out Burger boycott meets its own resistance.  Anthony Grigore is a Democrat.  But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far.  Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state's Republican Party.  "Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California," Grigore said, dismissing the boycott idea as a bit silly.

Head of Calif Dem Party foolishly asks people to choose between party loyalty and In-N-Out Burgers.  Trump Derangement Syndrome blows up in the face of Democrats, once again.  California's far-left progressives dominate the Democratic Party and love to ban things.  Foie gras, plastic straws, and large containers of sugary soda are examples of food- and beverage-related matters.  But asking Californians to forgo In-N-Out Burgers is a bridge too far.  Late Wednesday night [8/29/2018], Eric Baumann, chair of the California Democratic Party, read an article in Los Angeles Magazine informing him that In-N-Out Burger had donated $25,000 to California's Republican Party.  He tweeted out a call for a boycott.

In-N-Out burger chain receives invitation from Alabama lawmaker amid calls for California boycott.  An Alabama state senator has invited the California-based In-N-Out hamburger chain to his state after some California Democrats called for a boycott of the chain over donations made to the state's GOP.  State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican from Rainbow City, Ala., tweeted his invitation Thursday night [8/30/2018].

The Party Of Free Stuff And Illegal Aliens Is Not The Workingman's Friend.  Just this week the Democratic Party in Florida nominated Far Left Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for Governor.  Gillum, an outspokenly progressive African-American, is the candidate of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and Far-Left billionaire Tom Steyer, founder of the "Need to Impeach" super PAC.  According to reporting by The New Yorker's Benjamin Wallace-Wells, Gillum's campaign platform calls for a steep corporate-tax increase to pay for a billion-dollar boost in public-education spending, a repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, Medicare for all, and a fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage, abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the impeachment of the President.

Hollywood Elites Gush over Socialist Andrew Gillum's Victory in Florida.  Hollywood elites gushed over the victory of Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida's Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, after the socialist-backed candidate scored an upset victory over his more moderate opponents.  Gillum, who received the backing of prominent socialist figures including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, defeated Rep. Gwen Graham and former mayor of Miami beach Phillip Levine with 34.3 percent of the vote.  He was also endorsed and funded by left-wing billionaires such as Tom Steyer and George Soros.

The Party Of Free Stuff And Illegal Aliens Is Not The Workingman's Friend.  Democrats once passed themselves off as the party of the working guy; pro-union, pro-American manufacturing, pro-infrastructure and anti-communist, but today's Democratic Party looks nothing like the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy.  In the age of Donald Trump Democrats have become, not the party of the American working man, but the party Trump companies come backof free stuff and illegal aliens.  Leading Democrats, such as Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have called for the abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — which would in effect open America's borders to the entire world.  Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has long-advocated debt-free college and the Democrats' marquee congressional candidate, New York Democratic-Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made free college and Medicare for all hallmarks of her campaign.

There Should Be a Trump Impeachment Vote — and Republicans Should Schedule It.  Not to put too fine a point on it, Democrats are not the ones known as the Stupid Party and so are well aware that a campaign centered on impeaching Trump is electoral cyanide.  As Democratic representative Eric Swalwell so eloquently put it, "[r]ight now, we're not in the majority, and so running on that, I think, misses the issues that people care about at home."  Translation:  "Don't mention the impeachment!"

DNC Goes Gender-Neutral, Demands Equal Numbers Of Men And Women On Committees.  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has passed a rule during its summer meeting in Chicago, Illinois, that includes gender-neutral language in an effort to be more inclusive to the LGBT movement.  In addition, all committees must have equal representation of men and women, but those who self-identify as gender nonbinary will not be counted as male or female.  The rules, according to CNN, now say that DNC committees "shall be as equally divided as practicable between men and women (determined by gender self-identification) meaning that the variance between men and women in the group cannot exceed one (1)."

The Editor says...
Demanding specific percentages of men and women is not "gender neutral."  Pandering to "non-binary" homosexuals does not benefit normal men or women.

A Perfect Storm Threatens America's Survival.  Nothing defines this issue more than N.Y. governor Cuomo, who said America "was never that great."  Whaaat?  Is he referring to the country regarded as the hope of the free world that saved Europe and Asia from fascist tyranny, the country that has given the world transformative improvements in medicine, technology, music and the arts, the country that created the highest standard of living in the history of the world, the country that sacrificed over 300,000 of its men to end slavery, the country with a Constitution that defines the rights of the individual against progressive governments?  When obstruction and self-dealing become the primary goals and policy of one of the two major political parties instead of trying to make our country greater, you know there's a problem

Democrats Are Leaving Their Party in Droves.  Conservatives Should Pay Attention.  Nearly every WalkAway has a unique reason for leaving the Democratic Party.  Some of the most common reasons I've encountered are:
  •   The Democrat Party rejects Christian values.
  •   Liberal rhetoric on helping the poor does not match up with reality.  For instance, Democrat-run Los Angeles now has 55,000 homeless people living on the streets.
  •   The left frequently denounces the armed services, law enforcement, and the American flag.  Many military veterans are outraged by this.
There are countless others.  But the wellspring of the #WalkAway movement has less to do with policy than with the realization that Democrats and the left invariably use despicable methods to achieve their goals, and without remorse.  To the left, winning is all that matters.

Overthrow the Church of Leftist Guilt.  Democrats still need the vague feel-good vision of America to appeal to voters' patriotism — it's hard to run a country that you hate.  And so they use aspirational language effectively to campaign while hiding their overwhelming disgust with the nation.  They have never been proud of America.  They are only proud of what America could be if everyone capitulated to their demands.  Mainstream liberals do not advertise this fact loudly, but they don't hide it, either. [...] We should not be bullied by the embarrassed and penitent metropolitan congregation that believes that America is inherently flawed and expects the rest of the country to pick up the tab for our sins.

The media keep falling into the Trump trap.  Donald Trump has long demonstrated a knack for getting his political opponents to make fools of themselves.  Sen. Marco Rubio learned this the hard way on the 2016 campaign trail when he tried to out-Trump Mr. Trump.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former CIA chief John Brennan got caught in the trap last week.  Mr. Cuomo took issue with Mr. Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," telling an audience full of Democrats that "we're not going to make America great again — it was never that great."  The audience booed.  Mr. Cuomo was attempting to insult the president but wound up insulting the country and then spent several days walking back what he said.

Cuomo says America 'was never that great'.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo stunned the audience at a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday by saying America "was never that great" as he mocked President Trump's 2016 campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."  "We're not going to make America great again," Cuomo said while signing a bill dealing with human trafficking.  "It was never that great.  We have not reached greatness.  We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged."  Some audience members could be heard ooohing and groaning at Cuomo's comment.

CNN Commentator Agrees With Gov. Cuomo That America Was Never Great.  CNN commentator Angela Rye said on Wednesday night [8/15/2018] that she agrees with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's assertion that America was "never that great."  [Video clip]

"Never That Great".  New York governor Andrew Cuomo says that America was "never that great," and he's entitled to that view, but it would be interesting to know where the U.S. ranks in his personal list of great nations.  And it's amusing to imagine what the late Mario Cuomo, who so frequently praised America for the singular place that it is — "the greatest nation in the only world we know" — would have to say, especially in private, about his impulsive son's latest outburst.  Cuomo delivered his caustic observation at a bill-signing ceremony cum campaign pep rally on Manhattan's Lower East Side, and it might be a mistake to take it for much beyond what it was:  just another rhetorical drive-by shooting aimed at Donald Trump, the bête noire of New York Democratic politics.  But let's unpack it anyway.

Trump: How can Andrew Cuomo survive saying America was 'never that great?'  President Trump on Friday [8/17/2018] asked how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo can "survive," after he took a dig at Trump's campaign slogan and claimed America "was never that great."

Andrew Cuomo Doesn't Understand Greatness.  Greatness, alas, eludes Andrew Cuomo, the misspoken son of an eloquent father who axed any chance of his own elevation with a few very ill-chosen words. [...] Cuomo's words recall his comments in 2014, when he said that pro-life adherents were "extreme conservatives" who had "no place in the state of New York," a rather harsh stance he was forced to walk back but which scratched a deep itch in the base of his party, one that had been festering there for some time.  Thirty-four years ago, his father Mario saw nothing great in the United States under Ronald Reagan, which he described solely in terms of its negative qualities, at the Democratic convention in 1984.

MAGA: Trump's bulletproof campaign slogan.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week joined the ranks of prominent Democrats who have shown that attacking President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan isn't as easy as it looks.  Speaking in New York City Wednesday night [8/15/2018], Cuomo tried to make the point that America can always do better and needs to do more to stop discriminating against women.  But instead he said America was "never that great," prompting shocked gasps in the audience.

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Never That Great, Huh?  The United States exported baseball, rock 'n' roll, chocolate chip cookies, and almost every great classic movie to the world.  We helped eradicate yellow fever and created a vaccine for polio.  Americans won a share of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 55 of the last 75 years.  Americans first trod on lunar soil, experienced the speed of sound, and explored the North Pole.  The U.S. armed forces helped liberate slaves, free Europe from the Nazis, and defeat the Evil Empire without firing a shot.  America rebuilt the places it destroyed.  Since Andrew Cuomo's birth, his homeland — he was actually born here despite his self-birther insistence otherwise — took in four times the number of immigrants as the world's second-leading destination point.  But for Andrew Cuomo, all of this does not translate into greatness.

NYT Editorial Board's Mara Gay: 'America Was Never Great' Is 'Honest,' Not a 'Gaffe'.  Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America "was never that great."  She also agrees with the sentiment.  During a speech before supporters Wednesday [8/15/2018], Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great.  After criticizing President Trump's "Make America Great" slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning.  "We're not going to make America great again.  It was never that great," he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped.

Cuomo backtracks, says 'America has always been great'.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, told reporters on Friday [8/17/2018] that "America has always been great" after he was slammed by President Donald Trump for saying this week that the country "was never that great."  Cuomo, whose name has been floated as a potential Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, qualified his comments in a conference call.  "The expression I used the other day was inartful, so I want to be very clear:  Of course America is great, and of course America has always been great — no one questions that," the governor said.

The Editor says...
If there is no question, why did you say it, Governor, as part of a speech that you wrote, or someone wrote for you?  Nice try, but it's too late to backtrack now.  Good luck with your career as a lobbyist.

Cuomo Was Never That Great.  One of the greatest contributions of the Trump presidency has been the President's uncanny ability to provoke people into revealing their hidden innermost selves.  He draws it out of them.  It is amazing, uncanny. [...] Look at what he has drawn out of Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andy McCabe, Bruce Ohr.  It is unbelievable.  For those who wondered how deep the Deep State is — indeed, whether there even is a Deep State — look at what this President has uncovered. [...] And now, without doing anything we can identify, the President effectively has ended the elevated aspirations of New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Andrew Cuomo's Office Backtracks After Governor Says America 'Was Never That Great'.  America "was never that great" and won't be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday [8/15/2018] in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again."

Nice Ladies [are] Leaving the Democratic Party.  During and after the election, many women stopped buying what the Dems are selling.  They come from every generation, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and region of America.  These women warm my heart because I have been waiting and hoping that ordinary Democratic voters would be revolted by their party's embrace of vitriol and violence.  It appears to be happening at last.  They are walking away from Democrat politicians, cultural and media icons.  The treatment of Trump and his voters has been a step too far.  Bottom line: these nice, normal women don't feel comfortable being members of a club full of haters.

Democrats Double Down on Identity Politics With Transgender, Muslim, Minority Candidates.  On Tuesday, Democrats in various states took up the identity politics banner, pushing candidates who fit the minority mold.  The August 14 primaries elevated transgender, Muslim, black, and socialist candidates, further cementing the Democratic Party's national radical identity politics brand.

DNC chief Tom Perez plays to tiny audience at mall — empty seats in front row!  Democrats claim they have the enthusiasm edge heading into the November midterm election, but an appearance today [8/15/2018] by DNC Chairman Tom Perez may leave many wondering if that's true.  Perez appeared at Plaza Fiesta, an "indoor Latin shopping mall" in Atlanta, stumping on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Can Keith Ellison Turn Lawman?  Ellison represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district covering Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs.  It is an increasingly far-left Democratic stronghold.  A Bernie Sanders supporter to the left of the Democratic party's left wing, Ellison himself represents the tilt of the 5th district's Democrats.  He is nevertheless a most peculiar candidate for the top law enforcement job in the state.  Allegations of domestic abuse involving a recent girlfriend of Ellison made news this past Sunday [8/12/2018] and continue to reverberate.  Ellison denied the allegations in a statement on Sunday afternoon.  It is difficult to anticipate how they will play out in the current environment, especially on the left, where such charges are more or less presumed true.  By Monday they had already been reported in depth by Elham Khatami in a Think Progress report.  Even if true, however, the charges would be the least of Ellison's disqualifications for this office.

Keith Ellison, Democratic Party Radical, Takes Primary for AG in Minnesota.  Media outlets began to call the Democratic Primary for Minnesota attorney general with just over 20 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has won in a landslide.  Ellison looks to have secured a comfortable majority of Democratic primary votes in a five-candidate field in which he had by far the most prominent public profile.

USA Today Op-Ed Writer: 'Abolish Presidency'.  In the latest episode of leftists attempting to ban everything they do not like, USA Today op-ed called for the abolishment of the United States presidency in a piece published Friday [8/10/2018].  "This is a man who openly conspired to cheat with the help of a hostile foreign nation in a federal election," said Tina Dupuy, offering no evidence for the ridiculous claim because, of course, there is none.

Democrats used to be for the middle class.  Not anymore.  Democrats were once known as the party of rural families, union members and the white working class.  It is now associated with the coastal elites, nouveau socialists, the "resistance" and all manner of identity politics.  The point is that Democrats have turned their backs on the voters who once lifted them to consistent congressional majorities and occasionally into the White House.  They may win in dozens of districts scattered across the country in the fall, it may even be a "blue wave" election.  But they still haven't come to terms with the fact that thousands of their former supporters believe that a wealthy, former reality TV star, casino mogul and New York real estate developer understands America's working class better than Democrats.

Antifa to Protest 'Alt-Right' in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons.  Law enforcement and city officials are preparing for protesters and counter-protesters to descend on Washington, DC, this weekend.  According to the shutitdowndc.org website, the Antifa side of the equation has purposes far beyond responding to the Unite the Right 2 demonstration set to take place on the Charlottesville, Va. rally anniversary on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House. [...] The Antifa counter-protest website, calling the event "Shut It Down DC" and "Trans and Queer #ResistDance Against White Supremacy," states a much broader purpose and is supported by a long list of left-wing organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Anarchist Agency, Fredrick Socialists, D.C. Antifascist Collective, Millenials for Revolution, Occupy Wall Street, and Philly Antifa.

No Borders, No Nation.  Following the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] has enjoyed spectacular growth, recruiting legions of outraged Berniecrats from the failed Bernie Sanders campaign, as well as hordes of "Resistance" militants from the Hillary camp.  The DSA, reportedly, has mushroomed from 7,000 members and 15 local chapters in 2000 to 44,000 members and hundreds of chapters in 2018.  It has seized the open borders/no borders cause, which until very recently was only seriously proposed by such elements of the extreme Left as the Communist Party USA, the Revolutionary Communist Party, and La Raza (The Race), the ultra-radical Mexican irredentist group that seeks to reclaim the American southwest as "Aztlan" or "Mexifornia."

"I'm Confused": Dem Senator Has No Clue that Illegals Break the Law When Crossing The Border.  On Capitol Hill, ICE official Matthew Albence has to explain to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) that illegal immigrants break the law when crossing the border.  This woman is a Senator?

Freeing People from Left-Wing Lies.  A recent Pew survey shows that leftists are much more likely not to want to associate with people who don't share their political views than are conservatives.  Furthermore, leftists are more likely not to know any conservatives.  Look at the electoral map from 2016 — the blue areas are all tiny and tightly grouped.  Essentially, most leftist voters live in an intellectual bubble where the fake news media provide the propaganda, and their friends repeat, hence reinforce, the lies, making them seem credible.  This even impacts the fake news reporters themselves.

Vast Majority of Americans Won't Vote For a Socialist, New Poll Finds.  Seventy-six percent of respondents in a recent survey said they would not vote for a "socialist candidate," while 24 percent of those polled said they have no problem with the hypothetical candidate.  Those results conflict with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez's prediction that young politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a dues-paying member of New York City's chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America — represent his party's "future."

Democrat who knelt during Pledge of Allegiance should resign.  A Connecticut lawmaker — a Democrat, of course — is facing backlash for kneeling, NFL style, during the Pledge of Allegiance during a recent Board of Selectmen meeting.  And well she should.  Now, she needs to resign and the story will be complete.  Selectwoman Melissa Schlag said she knelt at a meeting earlier this month to protest President Donald Trump and his Helsinki appearance.  But a selectman's meeting is a time for selectman business — for the people's business.

New poll shows Americans think Dem Party is pulling far away from mainstream USA, has leftists baffled.  As Democrats ramp up their rhetoric and unhinged hatred of President Donald Trump, it seems Americans are taking notice.  The majority of voters surveyed in a new poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal declared that the Democrat Party is "out of step" with America.

Obama's Dying Vision:  The Only Card in the Democratic Deck.  What Democrats don't seem to understand is that Hollywood is not a "messaging" apparatus, nor is parading Trump-hating celebrities into the spotlight a winning substitute for a clear enunciation of what the Democratic Party stands for and whom it represents. [...] The truth is, the Democrats have no message.  There is no vision.  There is no agenda.  There is no Democratic counter to "Make America Great Again."  Nor is there a leader to voice such a vision and stamp it with his imprimatur if there were one.  And therein lies the rub.  Who is the leader of the Democratic Party?  Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Perez, Ellison, Sanders, Clinton, Gillibrand, Feinstein, Warren, Durbin, Booker, Waters?  This is a motley crew, to say the least, and hardly visionaries, and nary a one who has an electable, national cachet that can inspire transformative change.

Latest Poll Finds Today's Democrat Party Scares the [...] Voters.  The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll finds that today's Democrat party scares the[...] voters.  With party leaders like Maxine Waters pushing violence and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushing Socialism, Americans are turning away from the radical far left party.  More than 56 percent of voters find the Democrat Party out of step with American mainstream.

Dems Try To Deny What Their Party Is Fast Becoming.  Democrats have been very busy lately trying to tell the public that theirs is not an extremist socialist party.  But the public sees through the smoke screen.  Just a third now see the Democratic Party as mainstream.

Does the Republican Party have the guts necessary to win the midterms?  Trump won the nomination and the presidency on the voters' belief that this guy, at last, was someone who meant what he said on immigration.  He, and the Republican Party, can hold the House and the Senate if they focus the electorate's attention on the Dems' immigration lunacy, and then, secondarily, on the president's amazing economic results.  On immigration, the Dems' agenda has become a smorgasbord of electoral emetics that only needs to be served up to American voters to produce a collective gag that will be heard round the country.

"Occupy ICE" Finally Ejected from Portland, But They Left a Nasty Surprise Behind.  It happens every time a group of unwashed, miserable liberals gathers.  From the Dakota pipeline to numerous environmental movements, when leftists come together to demonstrate, you can count on a few things.  First, you can count on nothing happening.  Liberals love to march and rally.  But rarely do they have any real goals or objectives.  It's all about making a lot of noise for the cameras.  The liberal media will cover it like it's the most important event in history.  They never have anything meaningful to say or clear intentions once the excitement is over.  Do you know what "Occupy Wall Street" was really meant to achieve?  How about the "Women's March"?  Exactly.  These "movements" are nothing more than grownup temper tantrums.

Cory Booker Tells Supporters to 'Get Up In the Face' of Republicans.  I'm telling you, this is the result of some insane left-wingers getting their foot in the door of the Democrat party, and now everybody in the room is having to outdo the crazy.  Cynthia Nixon has been yanking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the left and now he's mumbling about President Trump being on a "jihad."  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted a longtime staple of the party and presumed heir to Nancy Pelosi, and he's now mumbling about reparations for illegal immigrants.  Now, you've got people like Maxine Waters screeching about taking to the streets to call for Trump's head and Booker encouraging them to "get up in the face" of Republicans.

Deliver Us to Evil.  So many have written about the left's meltdowns over the past years — meltdowns that include our mainstream media, or what I call the Democrat-media complex.  The left has been (correctly) called unhinged, serial liars, power-mad, angry, out of control, spite-filled, envious, spoiled, while constantly engaging in toddler-like tantrums.  The left has been exposed (correctly) as brimming with hatred for opponents, being filled with inane, oft-times insane beliefs.  These are the libertine #MeTooers who all knew that their heroes were sexual predators, are fully gender confused, and are unsurpassed hypocrites.  The left apparently now supports socialism, despises free enterprise, can't abide religious expression (hate god), can't handle other opinions or debate, believes so many things that simply aren't so, is trying to squelch the First Amendment as much as it can in institutions it rules, has embraced the invasion of America by illegal aliens and the replacement of the American voting population by said illegals, and supports the demonization of white males.  And that's just the short list.

Hollywood's Obvious Liberal Overtones Result in Box Office Flops, Rob Reiner Edition.  [Rob] Reiner's last six films completely flopped, including his latest, "Shock and Awe."  "Shock and Awe" earned a measly $45,856 at select movie theaters over the weekend along with withering reviews.  Liberal film critics blamed his heavy hand for the movie's woes.  Here's FilmJournal.com's brutal assessment:  "Shock and Awe" is "a plodding film with ill-placed, klutzy exposition and credibility-defying and/or colorless characters that are spokespersons for various predictable viewpoints."

Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba put Democrats and their beloved S-word on the spot in Florida.  Two countries, which are closely watched by Florida's immigrant population, are getting absolutely hellish as a result of socialism:  Venezuela and Nicaragua.  Cuba already is an awful place.  Venezuela, which was so praised by [Bernie] Sanders in the past, is already well known, and no, we have not seen anything negative about it from either Bernie or Alexandria [Ocasio-Cortez].  Don't even imagine that either will bring up the horrors of Cuba — we already know they'll be touting Cuban relations.  The other festering boil of socialism is Nicaragua.  It's getting really bad there now; it looks as though an all-out civil war is getting underway; and yes, the news is starting to cover it.

Kansas congressional race attracts national spotlight.  But who is the star?  One day in July demonstrated the identity crisis facing Kansas Democrats as they seek to capture a congressional seat for the first time in a decade.  Roughly 2,000 people packed into a swampy-hot hall at the Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan., Friday night [7/20/2018] to hear U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, as he led a rally for Brent Welder, a Bonner Springs attorney mounting a campaign for Kansas' 3rd District on an unabashedly progressive platform.

Where Do 'Centrist' Democrats Turn in 2020?  Two of the three most prominent 2020 possibilities have long identified with the Democratic left, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, as have possible darkhorse candidates, Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.  Several others, like Senators Kamala Harris, Chris Murphy and Amy Klobuchar, while not aggressively ideological, have no strong connection to the Clinton-Obama centrist tradition.

The Editor says...
There is nothing centrist about either Hillary Clinton or Barack H. Obama.  The two of them are left-wing extremists who have only recently been overtaken on the left by Bernie Sanders and others who are flat-out socialists.

Here Are The 34 Democrats Who Voted Against Measure Supporting ICE.  Make no mistake; abolish ICE is still an issue the progressive Left wants to push.  More Democrats are joining the chorus that's rapidly becoming a litmus test for candidates.  At the same time, more than a few are more than aware that this isn't really a winning issue.  It's good for deep blue enclaves that elect democratic socialists, but not so much in Middle America and swing districts.

House Democrats vote 'present' on resolution supporting ICE.  Most House Democrats voted "present" Tuesday [7/17/2018] on a resolution aimed at forcing them to clarify whether they support U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after some Democrats have criticized the agency's role in enforcing U.S. immigration laws.  The House passed a nonbinding resolution saying lawmakers support the "officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement."  A two-thirds majority was needed to pass it, and because Democrats voted "present" instead of "no," it passed easily in a 244-35 vote.

Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders.  We've been seeing a lot of articles these days defending Democrats against charges that they are for open borders.  But recent events show that the party has, in fact, morphed into one that reflexively opposes virtually any attempt to secure the southern border.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Bashes Trump Supporters.  A recent poll shows grassroots Republicans approve of Presient Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki, despite the best efforts of liberal Democrats and media pundits to trash the president for absolutely everything he did/does and said/says.  The Axios/SurveyMonkey poll asked,"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump handled his press conference with Putin?" Seventy-nine percent of Republicans approved.  "Who [...] are these people?" an incredulous Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," asked on Friday's show.  He and his ilk are stunned that President Trump would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the United States, when Trump's recent meeting in Helsinki was "called treasonous" by the elites.

Liberal filmmaker Rob Reiner's 'Shock and Awe' disappoints at box office with dismal opening weekend.  Liberal filmmaker Rob Reiner's Bush administration-bashing "Shock and Awe" was a disappointment during its debut weekend with an embarrassing box office intake.  "Shock and Awe" grossed only $41,000 on its opening weekend after being shown in only 100 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.  "Shock and Awe" finished No. 34 overall, behind numerous movies that have already been in theaters for several weeks, according to the service.  Reiner's film lost to other movies that were played in a limited number of theaters, including "Eighth Grade," which was shown in only four theaters but managed to gross $252,284, according to the site.

The left is hemorrhaging, #WalkAway movement.  The left is hemorrhaging a lot of people lately.  It's not just boring, white, middle-class people, either.  It's losing demographics the left has considered its own for decades but who are now seeing the light and moving on. [...] This includes gays.  This includes blacks.  This includes Hispanics.  This includes women.  This includes young voters.  This includes, in short, everyone horrified by the violent, pugilistic, intolerant actions the left has promulgated in the last few years.  As one commenter put it, "I can't express a single different idea from my liberal friends.  I will instantly become the enemy.  I refuse that way of thinking, because it's NOT thinking."

The Democratic Party left me behind — and I'm not alone.  I am a Democrat who has spent the last two years often criticizing my own party and fellow Democrats. [...] Yes, there's grassroots energy in the Democratic Party, but party leadership is essentially bereft of ideas.  [2016] was the year I joined millions of Americans in losing faith in the ruling class of both parties and in many of our political institutions.  It was also the year this voter became increasingly frustrated that our national media outlets — cable, network and legacy news media — have self-bifurcated into stark pro- and anti-Trump factions.  The real divisions, as I see it, aren't between Democrats and Republicans, but between the political and corporate ruling class and the national media establishments that support them, on the one hand, and the rest of us.

Abortion Advocates Think Amy Barrett is a Member of a "Cult" Because She's Catholic.  The mudslinging against Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a possible nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, continued this week with abortion activists claiming she is a member of a "cult."  She is believed to be one of four candidates that President Donald Trump is considering to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat.  Particularly abhorrent to abortion activists, Barrett is a devout Catholic, a conservative and a woman.  Abortion supporters have honed in on Barrett's affiliation with People of Praise, an ecumenical Christian group that focuses on prayer, counseling, marriage guidance and acts of service for families in need.  Labeling the group a "cult," abortion activists claim Barrett is a "dangerous religious extremist" because of her affiliation with the group.

The Next American Revolution: #WalkAway.  Democrats who believe that they have a permanent hold on the African-American vote should take a look at how these voters view their position on immigration.  A recent Harvard-Harris survey found that African-Americans are the racial group most opposed to unlimited immigration.  Whereas 79 percent of whites want to prioritize legal immigrants based on what they can contribute to our society, fully 85 percent of African-Americans hold that view.  A party that advocates open borders and the abolition of ICE is going to get fewer and fewer of their votes.

Polls: No, Of Course Americans Don't Want To Abolish ICE.  "Abolish ICE" isn't a solution, argues my colleague Ed Morrissey at the Daily Beast today, it's a slogan.  Indeed, and that's being generous.  It started as a Twitter hashtag, per HuffPost.  As the phrase started showing up more online, desperate opportunists like Kirsten Gillibrand who are looking for an angle to shore up their left flank in the 2020 primaries glommed onto it.  Just like that, the hashtag #AbolishICE had become the slogan "Abolish ICE," which had in turn become a semi-serious policy proposed by a semi-serious U.S. senator.  And once it did, other supposedly serious 2020 contenders had to keep pace with Gillibrand by proposing it too.  Suddenly Democrats have a problem.  No one to the right of the DSA thinks "abolish ICE" will help claw back Rust Belt voters who flipped from Obama to Trump in the last election, but because it's gone from zero to "litmus test" overnight with Gillibrand's and Warren's help, the party leadership can only run so far from the idea without getting into trouble.

North Carolina Social Justice Activist:  Boycott July 4, Crash Other People's Cookouts.  In Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, social justice activists are telling their followers to boycott the Fourth of July this year, not to buy hot dogs or fireworks, and even to crash other people's cookouts.  They say they refuse to celebrate until America addresses what they see as endemic racism; one referred to the current climate as "Trump terror."

Democrats leaving the Party in droves as #WalkAway campaign gains real momentum.  A movement to abandon liberalism and the Democratic Party has gained some serious traction after a video featuring a gay New York hairdresser went viral.  "Once upon a time, I was a liberal.  Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal," Brandon Straka said in the video seen by some five million people on Facebook and YouTube that ignited the #WalkAway campaign.

Less Than 1 in 3 Dems [are] Proud to be American.  You can't hate America and be proud of it except in those brief moments, when as Michelle Obama noted, it mirrors your own aspirations.  And when your aspiration is to destroy America, you can only love America when it's killing itself.

In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans.  This Fourth of July marks a low point in U.S. patriotism.  For the first time in Gallup's 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are "extremely proud."  Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003.

Warren joins calls to get rid of ICE.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday [6/30/3018] joined calls from the left to get rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying it should be replaced with something new.  "The president's deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works," Warren said during a rally in Boston.

Poll: Half Of Democrats Support Sanders' Ejection From Restaurant.  Increasingly, Democrats want to politicize every aspect of life and treat political opponents as enemies in every phase of it.  In that, they are increasingly isolating themselves culturally from every other demographic, and that will have an impact on whether voters trust them with leadership.  Few people really want to live their lives as though they're in a phony war with their neighbors — it's exhausting to even contemplate, let alone sustain.

Remember, the Democrats are the people who said George W. Bush was a warmonger.
Billionaire Democrat Donor Calls For 'Nuclear War' To Stop Trump.  Billionaire Democrat donor Tom Steyer called for a "nuclear war" to stop President Trump — then took back his comment after the interviewer called his point "sobering."  "Maybe we can have, like, a nuclear war and then we get a real course correction," Steyer told The Rolling Stone in an interview published Friday [6/29/2018].  He was elaborating on his belief that it is imperative for Congress to impeach Trump immediately, because the "checks and balances system" set up in the constitution isn't working, and the only other option is to wait around for economic disaster and war.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Attends Lunatic Abolish ICE Protest, Gets Booed Off Stage.  There was a mass demonstration in Los Angeles Saturday [6/30/2018] for open borders and the dismantling of ICE.  Hundreds of leftists and Spanish speaking immigrants attended the event. [...] As if the exploding crime, massively increasing homelessness and stifling traffic weren't enough, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a new obstacle to his presidential hopes.  First he was seen at the Los Angeles March For Immigrant Children not reacting at all during an extremist's speech who called the founding of America "criminal".  Then things went from bad to worse when hizzoner was booed off stage by lunatic leftists who think Garcetti is a lying sellout who's not extreme enough for them.  They held up a sign calling Garcetti's sanctuary city policy a lie and then proceeded to boo him offstage.

'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island.  "No ban.  No wall.  No borders at all."  That is the radical rallying cry of the Democratic Socialists of America.  Waving desecrated U.S. flags, grubby fists and ratty anarchy banners, DSA's professional protesters are targeting Trump administration officials, threatening immigration enforcement agents, and blockading detention facilities and processing centers nationwide.  On a similar note, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., proudly marched in a parade last week with a T-shirt emblazoned with "Yo No Creo En Fronteras" — Spanish for "I don't believe in borders."  These are abjectly unserious people, operating in bad faith, who pose a serious threat to our nation's well-being.

Michael Moore: 'Electoral College — Get Rid of It, Democrats!'  "I'm just saying that the majority of Americans are very liberal," liberal activist Michael Moore asserted on Thursday night [6/28/2018] in an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

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The Colbert program is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City (according to Wikipedia) and the majority of the people in New York City may be "very Liberal," but that doesn't mean the rest of the country agrees.

Dem Senator Calls For ICE To Be Abolished — Forgets What She Said About Illegal Immigrants In 2009.  Democratic Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished.  The far-left position has gained popularity on the fringes of the Democratic Party as the immigration debate heats up in the country.  Gillibrand joins New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said Friday [6/29/2018] "ICE's time has come and gone.  We should abolish ICE.  We should create something better, something different."  However, when Gillibrand was just elected to a rather conservative House seat in Upstate New York, she was singing a different tune on illegal immigration.  According to a report by the New York Times from 2009, Gillibrand was a hawk on immigration, advocating for strict enforcement of our immigration laws.

The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is As Crazy As It Sounds.  The 'Abolish ICE' movement is gaining steam.  Activists are protesting in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement buildings across the county.  The Daily Caller's Stephanie Hamill and Henry Rodgers crashed the organized protest in Washington D.C. on Wednesday [6/27/2018] to find out why some are calling for the agency to [be] abolished.  They left with more questions than answers.  "America Uncensored" is a Daily Caller program dedicated to political stories dominating the news cycle.  The DC's Stephanie Hamill is a straight shooter who isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.

Pelosi: 'Our Values Are About ... Honoring the Vows of Our Founders'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in her weekly press briefing on Thursday [6/28/2018] that the Democratic Party is about "honoring the vows of our founders."  "Our values are about supporting America's working families, about honoring the vows of our Founders, about honoring the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, honoring the aspirations of our children," she said.  "That is why we vote so much alike because we have shared values," she said.

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What were "the vows of our Founders" and why do we need to honor someone else's vows?  Aside from that, as is typical of a leftist, Ms. Pelosi mentions a number of issues on which there is little disagreement, in order to make it seem that Democrats are in sync with every clear-thinking God-loving American.  But that is not the case.  I don't know of any values that I share with a socialist, tax-and-spend, California baby-killer.  Besides, Ms. Pelosi is a pro-abortion Catholic.  She isn't even in agreement with her own people.

Dems All In on Kicking People Out of Restaurants Over Their Politics.  But as usual, it's only meant to go one way.  The minute Obama is sent packing from some restaurant, we'll be having another "national conversation" about what terrible people we are.  As long as it's just Sarah, the Dems are all in.

Dems' emerging litmus test:  Support for abolishing agency that guards borders.  Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly seeking the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of demands in D.C.'s heated border battle.  The calls reflect not only the deepening divide between the two partisan poles on immigration — with one side seeking a border wall, and the other looking to dismantle the lead enforcement agency — but the growing influence of the progressive wing.  More and more Democratic politicians have embraced such causes as 'Medicare for all' and a federal jobs guarantee.  Now, they're getting behind the call to abolish ICE, with gusto.

It's Crazies All the Way Down.  Just in the last few days, the liberal outrages have been hard to keep up with:  hounding the Secretary of Homeland Security out of a restaurant, then "demonstrating" on her lawn with chants and blaring audio of crying children; denying the White House Press Secretary and her family dinner at a Virginia restaurant; trying to get Hall of Fame basketball player Kevin McHale fired from his job as an NBA announcer because he attended a speech by the President of the United States; falsely accusing an ICE agent who is a double amputee as a result of an IED explosion in Afghanistan of being a neo-Nazi; confronting the Attorney General of Florida as she left a movie theater.  And that is only a partial list, covering only the last few days. [...] How many Americans know about these outrages?  How many understand that the Democratic Party's most stalwart supporters are stark, raving mad?

Laura Bush shows Democrats are desperate.  Many readers likely are wondering why Laura Bush put her name on an op-ed condemning President Trump for enforcing a border protection law that her husband signed into law.  The short answer is she is all the Democrats have left.  Their leadership is too tainted by scandal or incompetence (and in the case of Hillary, both) to persuade anyone.  Bill is a joke with his pants around his ankles.  Obama's legacy quickly shrank like a cheap T-shirt in its first wash.  Not one of their 2020 candidates had sense enough to give President Trump a sportsmanlike chance, which renders their sermons on morality to be the political opportunism in the eyes of even among the low-information voters who are the bedrock of their electoral battle plan.

Antonio Sabato Jr.: Democrats Care About Everyone, Except Americans.  Democrats care more about illegal immigrants than American citizens, warns actor-turned-GOP congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr.  "They care more about everyone else but the people in this country, who make this country great and we are going to keep making it great," Saboto told Gateway Pundit on Sunday as he attended a Virginia Women for Trump event at the Trump International Hotel in DC.

The Party Of Tolerance And Diversity Is Neither Of These Things.  Based on the recent violent actions and words of the radical liberals in the Democrat party, here are some of the likely valuable principles that the DNC will run on in future elections:
  •   If you disagree with President Trump's elimination of transgender people from the American military, you can kick Republicans out of your restaurant.
  •   If you don't like President Trump's treatment of immigrants trying to enter America illegally, and forgetting that Trump is following the same laws that Obama pretended to follow in previous years, you can harass Republicans in any restaurant they enter.
  •   If you disagree with President Trump's immigration policy, you can stand outside the homes of all Republicans and shout insults and obscenities at them all night long.
  •   If you disagree with President Trump's immigration policy, you can scream at and insult Republicans in public and keep them out of any movie theater in the nation.
  •   If you don't agree with the legislation passed by Congress concerning immigration law, you can harass ICE agents and seek out the agents' children and harass them at their schools.
  •   If you disagree with President Trump's position on anything, you can threaten his son with homosexual rape and get away with it.
  •   If you ask a cake-maker or a pizza shop owner to do something contrary to their ethics and religion and if they decide to not do the work, you want done, you can sue them and ruin them financially.

How to Re-Elect Trump.  The political left is now repeating that mistake as its cultural and political vanguard sends a message of condescension, hostility and now ostracism to anyone who voted for Mr. Trump or has worked with or for him for the good of the country.  Their relentless contempt might end up re-electing him.  On that score don't underestimate how the refusal by a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will resonate politically.  Ms. Sanders had taken a seat at the Red Hen with several others on Friday when owner Stephanie Wilkinson asked her to leave.  Ms. Wilkinson told the press, which is turning her into Rosa Parks, that her restaurant "has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation."  Except toward people who don't share Ms. Wilkinson's views.  Rest assured every Trump supporter in America will be reminded of this episode from here to November.  The message:  Now you're so deplorable they won't serve you in their restaurants.

Why Do They Hate Us?  A new study by the Washington Times shows that 90% of the broadcast coverage of President Trump remains negative, even after the accomplishments of his first 500 days.  Certainly, the so-called intelligentsia hate Donald Trump, but they hate Trump not just as an individual — they hate him because he sides with us. They've hated us — those heartland Americans clinging to our guns and religion — long before Trump came along and will do so long after he is gone.

Hollywood Confirmed Its Role as Voice of 'Anti-America'.  Some of the biggest names in Hollywood gathered at the 72nd Tony Awards on Sunday night [6/10/2018] to join actor Robert De Niro in trashing President Donald Trump. [...] Hailed by mainstream news outlets as a "brutal takedown of the president," De Niro's adolescent tantrum confirmed Hollywood's absolute disconnect from the American heartland, lost in its self-made bubble of anti-Trump hysteria.

The Left Achieves Perfection.  Leftists have achieved perfection, and for once not only in their own minds.  Yes — for the first time, modern leftists have managed to be perfectly wrong on every single issue.  Let's just look at some major issues where one would think that any decent human being would get the right answer.

The Democrats Descend Into Farce.  A farce is a comedy marked by buffoonery and crude, ludicrously impossible events.  So is the Democratic party.  Take Nathan Larson, who is running for congress in Virginia as an ndependent [sic].  Larson supports pedophilia, incest, white supremacy and marital rape.  I am not kidding.  So naturally you ask:  How on earth did this felonious loon get in the race?

Nathan Larson is a pedophile and a white supremacist.  And he's running for Congress.  Nathan Larson, a man who advocates pedophilia, white supremacy and rape, and who served 16 months in prison for threatening to kill the president, is running for Congress.  The 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Va., is running as an independent in Virginia's 10th congressional district.  Larson identifies himself as a "quasi-neoreactionary libertarian." His platform includes drug legalization, the elimination of all regulations regarding firearms and "putting an end to U.S. involvement in foreign wars arising from our country's alliance with Israel."  Larson's unorthodox candidacy further complicates an already wild race in Virginia's 10th.  Six Democrats, including one who said President Trump poses as much of a threat to democracy as Osama bin Laden, are vying for the nomination to take on Republican incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock.

Dear Ex-Friends in #TheResistance.  On November 9, [2016,] you awoke from a self-induced, eight-year-long political coma to find that White House press secretaries shade the truth and top presidential advisors run political cover for their boss.  You were shocked to discover that presidents exaggerate, even lie, on occasion.  You became interested for the first time about the travel accommodations, office expenses, and lobbyist pals of administration officials.  You started counting how many rounds of golf the president played.  You suddenly thought it was fine to mock the first lady now that she wasn't Michelle Obama.  Once you removed your [pink] hat after attending the Women's March, you made fun of Kellyanne Conway's hair, Sarah Sanders' weight, Melania Trump's shoes, Hope Hicks' death stare; you helped fuel a rumor started by a bottom-feeding author that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slept with Donald Trump.  You thought it was A-OK that Betsy DeVos was nearly physically assaulted and routinely heckled.  You glorified a woman who has sex on camera for a paycheck.  You have learned all kinds of new things that those of us who didn't willfully ignore politics for the past eight years already knew.

Socialists Running As Democrats In Primary This Tuesday.  Richard Becker, candidate for State Representative in Kentucky's 35th District, is a member of the radical Marxist organizat