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House of Representatives Locks In Its Irrelevance By Passing a Toothless and Partisan Resolution Condemning President Trump

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The evening the US House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning tweets, yes, I said it, condemning tweets by President Trump. After some drama in which the House had to override the House Parliamentarian to let Nancy Pelosi introduce the resolution (see Bonchie’s BREAKING: Chaos Breaks Out On House Floor, Pelosi Shut Down for the Day) and a string of Whereases invoking people and principles the Democrats have long since denigrated and jettisoned (they referenced the notorious slave owner Thomas Jefferson) they come to this:

3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.

Four of the weakest and most craven Republicans you’ll ever hear of voted with the Democrats on what was otherwise a clean party-line vote: Reps. Fred Upton (MI), Susan Brooks (IN), Will Hurd (TX) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).

To what end?

The resolution is non-binding. The 100% partisan nature of the resolution makes it meaningless. No one, other than people who already hate Trump, is taking this bullsh** seriously. The clown show on the House floor as the House squabbled over its own rules made crystal clear just how un-serious the Democrats are.

When the dust settles from this, I don’t President Trump is going to be the one with the sucking chest wound and the “how did this happen” expression on his face.

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CBP Commissioner: Anti-Border Enforcement Rhetoric from Dems is Partly Responsible for the Tacoma Terrorist Attack

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Appearing on Fox News program The Ingraham Angle, Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan blamed rhetoric from the Democratic Party, in part, for the left-wing terrorist attack on an illegal-immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington.

On Saturday morning, a rifle-toting 69-year-old assailant was killed by law enforcement after trying to ignite a large propane tank.

Reportedly, Willem Van Spronsen was an anarchist and member of the ironically-named fascistic group Antifa (here).

Willem left a manifesto, and its claims suffered, as noted by Laura, under the influence of far-Left Democrats’ stunning excoriation of America’s system of border enforcement:

“[The attacker’s] manifesto repeatedly referred to ICE and the holding centers as ‘concentration camps,’ a comparison pushed by AOC. Not one 2020 Dem or mainstream media organization thought to mention that link, that same verbiage, none of it.”

Mark is perplexed by the DNC’s move against law:

“Why is this happening? We know why it’s happening. The rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders, the vile rhetoric — they’re attacking the men and women of ICE, they’re attacking the men and women of CBP. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s misinformed and outright — sometimes — they’re just lying to the American people. And it’s undoubtedly fueling this.”

He has a point — if Democrats are stirring the pot of paranoia with a perpetual characterization of immigration law and border agents as evil, it should be no surprise when the nuttiest among us rise to fight the monster.

And it isn’t only true with regard to immigration: The same, it seems to me, has occurred in various ways since the advent of Donald Trump. It’s how we end up with violent, black-masked terrorists — just see this incredible spectacle:

WATCH IN AWE: You Won’t Believe CNN’s Spotlight On A Violent Antifa Member & Its Vulgar Message To A Conservative Media Figure

You can’t stoke the coals of fear and expect no one to lash out.

Laura did make it clear, however, that she wasn’t claiming Alexandria “Concentration Camp” Ocasio-Cortez directly caused the attack (here and here).

But, as noted by Laura:

“If you actually think a concentration camp is happening in America, what wouldn’t you do to stop it?”

Mark agreed. What many fail to understand, he insisted, is that our border agents are, in fact, heroes:

“What makes me so frustrated, Laura, is the men and women of CBP…this year alone, they’ve rescued almost 4,000 individuals. Individuals trying to illegally enter this country.”

What do you think of Laura’s and Mark’s allegations? Was the Tacoma attack the natural conclusion to Dems’ war against the border, which is to say — perhaps more accurately — their war against Trump?

Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Kellyanne: “I’m taking one for the team here…”, fights committee subpoena

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Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Trump, gave a long interview to Fox News Tuesday morning. She came in hot and didn’t slow down long enough to cool off. The interview stretched to seven and a half minutes.

Talking to FNC anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, not only did Kellyanne directly respond to the press conference given by AOC’s Squad Monday afternoon but she also went into policy initiatives, her time working with President Trump, her visit to the southern border last week, the congressional subpoena she received, and her husband’s op-ed calling President Trump a racist. Whew.

Conway took a hard pass on appearing before the House Oversight Committee Monday on allegations she violated the Hatch Act. Not because she wanted to ignore the subpoena to appear, you see, but because it’s a well-established precedent for senior advisers to presidents, from both parties, to be immune to such subpoenas.

A report from a special counsel found in June that Conway violated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media,” and recommended she be fired.

Conway said Democrats are “trying to harass and embarrass people closest to the president,” claiming there is a “longstanding bipartisan precedent” that immunity can be claimed by a president’s senior advisers.

“This is about me going on TV and stating facts,” she said.

She said she is just doing her job. “I’m taking one for the team.” She’s also said she has done nothing wrong.

On the president’s tweets about Americans going back to their countries, aimed at the Squad, Conway let it rip. She noted that the four women at that press conference Monday afternoon – AOC and Reps. Tlaib, Pressley, and Omar – were the only members of the House to vote against the emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. “They have no moral authority to ever talk about the border and the kids and the humanitarian crisis there.” She mentioned that she visited the border last week and was told the additional funding is already helping there.

The usual cries of racism about President Trump from the far left ideologues are “getting tired”, she said. It is not just the Squad, either, that is tiresome. It is also all those who disrespect the American flag by not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or taking a knee, and those who tear down the American flag in protest only to replace it with a Mexican flag.

“It’s always racism, sexism and xenophobia and it’s getting tired,” said Conway, adding the so-called “Squad” has “done squat in Congress.”

She said the White House is tired of the “disrespect” shown to America by some on the left, including those who don’t respect the military or the flag. Conway claimed the media refuses to call out the progressive members for their extreme views.

“Where is the press? Stop falling down on the job. Stop being so afraid of and so adoring of four people who got here a few months ago,” said Conway.

Conway asked a question that many Americans ask – “Why the hell can’t we call out anti-Semitism?” – of the Democrats. “We are sick and tired of many people.”

Kellyanne is right about Trump’s critics being tiresome. It’s their right to exert their freedom of speech but it does get old. They make their attacks personal instead of offering solutions. Trump isn’t going to stop punching back when they go personal over a policy decision. Calling President Trump and ICE, as well as Border Patrol agents “racist” because they don’t agree with immigration laws and policy only adds fuel to the Twitter wars. The anti-Semitic tweets and remarks disqualify them from complaining about anyone else’s behavior. She said she has worked at the side of the president for three years and doesn’t see him as a racist.

Asked about her husband’s op-ed in the Washington Post declaring Trump as a racist, she said, “I totally disagree”.

“I work with this president. I know his heart, I know his actions, I know how much he has helped people of color and I go by what people do, not by what other people say about them,” she argued, downplaying the difference of opinion with her spouse.

George Conway’s Twitter feed includes a retweet of an op-ed from my city paper’s liberal editorial board.

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Some Have Winced at Trump’s Recent Democrat-Degrading Tweets. But Was it Actually a Genius Move?

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There’s a particular tiny herd animal about which, if two of the cute little critters aren’t not getting along upon first meeting, standing them in just a tiny bit of harmless water — the conventional wisdom goes — will cause them unite. When faced with adversity, the foes will bond in order to form a stronger defense.

The same can happen, it may be assumed, with Democrats.

Recently, we’ve seen striking infighting across the aisle — Mama Bird Nancy stuck it to Baby Bird AOC, and a bunch of feathers flew.

During the melee, as RedState’s Bonchie put it, The Donald “[stripped] naked and [ran] onto the battlefield.”

Rather than let them continue to destroy themselves, Trump interrupted with his own pecking, turning their attention — and the audience’s — toward him.

A number of Republicans gave him an A for…well, just pick your A word for “not good.”

But could it have been smarter than perceived?

Some think so — perhaps he was making a genius move to make the Dems define themselves by the most extreme among them:

Interesting idea.

Consider Rush Limbaugh’s Monday statements on the matter:

“I think Trump sees this rift developing between Pelosi and the Democrat leadership and these new communists on the left led by Cortez, and I think he wants them back together again. I think Trump wants the Democrat Party to become known as the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal socialism party. I think he wants to hang that label around all of them, and for that to happen they have to be unified.”

So the President galvanizes toward the goofy a party intent upon taking him out in 2020. And at a time, no less, when a poll indicates that swing voters are down on the socialist squad of new left-wing representatives.

It’s an eyebrow-raiser.

Is it accurate?

Let us know what you think in the Comments section. Trump over the last week: fumbler of the football or touchdown-running titan?

-ALEX

 

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Is Trump Still Wrong? Nearly Two Dozen MS-13 Members Arrested in the San Fernando Valley for a Series of Machete Murders

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Donald Trump seems to be, more than any other president in recent history, opposed solely for the sake of opposition.

He says it’s up? Indignant Dems demand it’s down. He says black? They freak out and insist white.

And all of this absurdity tends toward making politics look wholly worthless.

What of the things the President says that are important?

How about his expressed concern over the El Salvadoran gang MS-13? Is that just racist nonsense, as it appears to be portrayed by the opposition?

In LA — which has a host of problems (here and here)– this week, nearly two dozen alleged gang members from the San Fernando Valley were arrested in what prosecutors say was a string of “medieveal-style” murders.

As per to the claims, the group committed seven ghastly killings involving torture and dismemberment around Malibu, North Hollywood, and the Angeles National Forest.

The atrocities were frequently carried out with knives, baseball bats, and the gang’s trademark machetes.

Hacked-to-death victims were often those suspected of having cooperated with the police.

One was a purportedly a homeless man living in an area controlled by the gang.

Consider one of the crimes, perpetrated by six people with a machete, according to federal prosecutors:

“The victim was dismembered, and his body parts were thrown into a canyon after one of the defendants allegedly cut the heart out of the victim’s body.”

The arrests came courtesy of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Gangs, which includes the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI.

Paul Delecourt, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s LA Field Office, explained that they’re sending a message:

“Taking violent offenders off the street should send a message to MS-13 members and their associates that medieval-style violence and senseless murder will not be tolerated in Los Angeles. Working with our local partners, we expect to impact MS-13’s influence in gang-occupied communities.”

The “heinous, cruel [and] depraved” murders were committed by those hoping to rise in rank.

President Trump decried the threat of MS-13. And despite the fact that he mentored Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, those on the blue side of the aisle simply accused him of hating non-whites. They downplayed the threat.

Seven people in Los Angeles, if they were still able to speak, might disagree.

-ALEX

 

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Proof of the Dems Approving Terrorism? Ayanna Pressley Blatantly Refuses to Condemn Antifa Firebomb Attack

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The party that loves to cast blame and lecture about promoting violence has a real problem on its hands now.

Antifa has made itself a rather despicable group in just the past month alone, to say nothing of the years spent being an unhinged group of aggressive dolts. Any proper thinking person has seen this group for what it is — a gang of radicals who try to justify their violence and vandalism in the name of correcting supposed social ills.

However this outfit has been able to flourish in the country because as it employs fascistic behavior it couches itself as battling fascism, and the media has been providing cover. The lack of objective reporting, and just as often the supportive commentary from the press, has seen this organization of thugs prosper, when they should have been exposed and hectored away.

Now it appears the Democrat party has embraced Antifa as well. Last week we all saw the story of the Antifa member who was armed and throwing firebombs at an ICE facility in Tacoma. The muted response to this in the press is revealing; their inability to report on the story tells the story. Think of another instance when guns and terrorist acts would NOT have the media frothing about everything from our violent political culture, to gun control. But in the Tacoma case, the press is largely quiet, and some have even called the attacker a “martyr”.

This is the case with the Democrats as well. We have been shown video of Ayanna Pressley, fresh off of her appearance at the hilariously inept anti-Trump Press conference yesterday. (This would be where Pressley called for the Democrats to not take the bait from the President, and the AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib each stepped up and promptly took his bait in their outlandish comments.) Pressly was approached by a member of The Rebel News team, and asked to comment on the Antifa firebombing.

So much is in play here. First off, the complaint about being in her personal space is a rather ironic bit off complaining. Think the fiasco we witnessed during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Senate members were routinely hounded, and even chased into elevators by activists, who were roundly praised for their actions. Do something of a similar confrontational manner with a Democrat member, however, and there is a personal space violation.

But the point here in this video display is the abject refusal by Pressly to respond. She steadfastly refuses to condemn the violent actions. Consider the implication here. There is an individual from an established violent group, who intended to storm a government facility with weapons and violent intent, and here is a Democrat member of Congress refusing to condemn these actions. A sitting member of Congress refusing to condemn an attempted act of terrorism on a government facility is astounding to consider, let alone to witness.

Think of how often in the past two years we have seen Democrats coming forward to declare words which are supposedly promoting violence. Everything from innocuous comments to quoting Democrats verbatim are said to be violent rhetoric. What then do we say when a congresswoman refuses to step away from a violent attack? What is it called when they refuse to disavow a violent organization, and cannot see themselves to condemn an armed firebomb attack?

There is no chance either to attempt deflecting this, by saying she was not condoning it, and therefore you cannot say she supports it. The stock in trade with the Democrats and the media has long been that whenever a distaff member of the GOP says something controversial then party leaders are called on to condemn the words, or then it is declared that it is the platform of the entire party.

That means, according to their own established rules, that a Democrat in Congress refusing to condemn an act of violence they have effectively supported it. We are not even discussing controversial words here; this is an established act of terrorism on a government building.

And the Democrats are in support. This means that by extension Antifa is theirs to claim as well, and it is all thanks to the freshman class, The Squad that the party has been placing in front as the emblem of their party. This is all going so very wrong for the people who claim to have been swept into power during the past election.

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Republicans Are Right: Defense Department Must Delay Amazon’s Massive Cronyism

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And then they should kill it.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio recently became the latest Republican to weigh in on a huge hunk of cronyism the Department of Defense (DoD) is on the verge of almost certainly handing to uber-crony Amazon.

Rubio Calls for Delay of Defense Department’s $10 Billion Cloud Bid:

“Senator Marco Rubio is calling for the Defense Department to delay awarding its $10 billion cloud contract to ensure ‘a fair and open’ contest.

“Rubio, a Florida Republican, wrote a letter to National Security Adviser John Bolton asking him to direct the Pentagon to hold off on choosing a winner for the controversial project. In his letter, dated Thursday, Rubio said the project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud or JEDI ‘suffers from a lack of competition’ and ‘will result in wasted taxpayer dollars.’

“‘Our warfighters deserve the best capability possible and the taxpayers deserve the best value possible,’ Rubio wrote. ‘Unfortunately, moving forward with the JEDI procurement will not further that goal.’…

“Rubio joins other key Republican lawmakers who have pressured the Trump administration to intervene in the Pentagon’s plan to choose just one winner for the deal.”

Other key Republican lawmakers?

Lawmakers Press Trump, Pentagon Over $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Deal:

“Two key Republican lawmakers are trying to pressure the Trump administration to intervene in the Pentagon’s plan to award $10 billion in cloud-computing services, citing concerns about the handling of the bid, which rivals say favors Amazon.com Inc.

“Representative Steve Womack of Arkansas, who serves on a panel that funds the department, wrote to President Donald Trump seeking his ‘personal attention’ for the award, saying that the president should approach the contract the same way he pushed for a lower price for new Air Force One planes being built by Boeing Co.

“Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who chairs the chamber’s Homeland Security Committee, asked in a June 24 letter to Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper that the award — expected to come as soon as next month — be delayed until an inspector general investigation of the process is complete….

“‘The JEDI program has the potential to waste hundreds of millions of dollars on technology that may not be the latest and most secure,’ Womack wrote in his letter, which is dated June 12.

“He also criticized the bid for ‘limiting competition’ through the criteria for the award.

“In March, lawmakers responsible for defense funding ordered the Pentagon to justify making the contract a single award. Womack, a longtime skeptic of the contract, said Defense Department reports on the issue had been ‘completely unsatisfactory.’

“Johnson noted news reports on potential conflicts of interest raised in a lawsuit by Oracle Corp., which sued in federal court to stop the award. The Pentagon launched an internal review and an investigation by the department’s inspector general.”

Potential conflicts of interest?

Cronyism: Having Your Ex-Employees Award Government Contracts…

“…makes it much more likely you’ll get government contracts.

“Meet Deap Ubhi….”

The Barack Obama Administration’s Defense Department hired Ubhi to oversee the DoDs awarding of the JEDI cloud computing contract.

Where was Ubhi working when Obama came calling?  Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing company.

Well isn’t that special.

When Ubhi clambered aboard the Obama DoD, JEDI was going to be awarded to multiple providers in an open and fair process.

And you certainly want multiple providers for any cloud backup gig.  Certainly one as big as the DoDs.

You, Gentle Reader, almost certainly have multiple backups currently running on your computer and your phone.

The military won’t send a paratrooper out of a plane with only one chute.

A reasonable cloud contract award would be: five companies – each responsible for 40% of the backup.  That’s 200% – meaning two companies for each byte of data.

Because a whole lot of very brave men and women will be betting their lives on getting the data they need – exactly when they need it.

That’s what the DoD contractor process was.

Enter Ex-Amazon employee Ubhi.

Suddenly, the multiple provider contract – was transmogrified to sole source.  Meaning only one provider – for the whole thing.  $10 billion worth of cloud backup work – all for only one company.

And the contractor description was rewritten – so only Amazon met the specifications.

Well isn’t that special.

Oh – Ubhi was finally outed for his titanic crony obnoxiousness.

At which point Ubhi absurdly declared himself recused – long after his damage had been done.

And two weeks after that, Ubhi quit the DoD – at which point he was promptly hired by…Amazon Web Services.  Or should we say RE-hired.

Well isn’t that special.

It is this titanic crony obnoxiousness to which these Republicans are rightly objecting.

It is only reasonable to delay the contract’s award – at least until, as Senator Johnson says, the Inspector General investigation is concluded.

At which point, the titanic crony obnoxiousness Amazon received will be officially documented.

At which point, the JEDI process should go from delayed – to dead.

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Communist Party USA Endorses the Democrat Sponsored Protecting the Right to Organize Act

Passage of the pro-union “PRO Act” would turn the “Green New Deal” into a “Blue-Green New Deal,” says Communist Party USA organizer.

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff (and the man who recruited the then-28 year old bartender to run for Congress), Saikat Chakrabarti, unveiled the real underlying reason for the so-called Green New Deal, reported the Washington Post,

The underlying purpose of the Green New Deal was not to combat “climate change,” per se, but the ability to fundamentally transform the U.S. economy.

“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” Chakrabarti stated, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

In June, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) passed a resolution endorsing the Green New Deal, stating (in part) “…the Green New Deal aligns with our values and presents an unprecedented opportunity to unite the fights for environmental, racial, and economic justice and make inclusive prosperity and economic security available to all of us by calling for a fundamental reshaping of our economy.”

Given that the so-called Green New Deal’s underlying premise is to fundamentally transform the economy of the United States, it should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA—which has been growing in the last few years—sees a golden opportunity to use labor legislation currently in Congress to get the Green New Deal passed.

If the left succeeds in getting the labor legislation passed, so the logic goes, then the rest of their Marxist agenda will fall into place.

Writing in the Communist publication People’s World, Rich Nagin—a district organizer for the Communist Party USA—says that passage of the misleadingly-named Protecting the Right to Organize Act “would open the door for passage of bills to protect retirement security, immigrant rights, voting rights, and equality for women and the LBGTQ community.”

While there are several key components to the “PRO Act,” three core components are:

  1. The PRO Act would eliminate employees ability to vote on unionization through secret-ballot elections;
  2. The PRO Act would force employees and their employers into government-mandated union contracts after three months of becoming unionized; and
  3. The PRO Act would eliminate so-called Right-to-Work laws in all 50 states, thereby forcing millions of union members to pay union fees or be fired from their jobs.

A decade ago, when unions and their political allies were trying to pass a similar billed (the “Employee Free Choice Act), the actual motives were better concealed.

However, today, with the shift of the Democratic Party more towards the left, there is more transparency to their goals.

Passage of the PRO Act “would greatly increase the political power of organized labor, restore its declining membership, and put it in a position to play a decisive role in winning all kinds of progressive legislation, including worker protections in a GND,” according to Nagin. “It would turn the GND into a ‘Blue-Green New Deal.’”

  • Read more about the PRO Act here

[Emphasis added throughout.]

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After Pelosi-AOC Fight, Liberal NY Times Columnist Suddenly Finds Race Card Tactic Offensive

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On Friday, I wrote about how the Congressional Black Caucus played the “let me show you how it’s done” game with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she insinuated in a Wednesday interview that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) was singling out the Queenie Quartet because they were “women of color.”

As it turns out, all this race card playing back and forth has really upset New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, whose interview with Pelosi a few weeks ago was what set off the AOC firestorm.

We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, a brief recap of what went down Friday – via The Hill:

Congressional Black Caucus members are furious at Justice Democrats, accusing the outside progressive group aligned with firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of trying to oust lawmakers of color, specifically African American lawmakers.

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“It just seems strange that the social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), a senior CBC member, told The Hill.

“I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways,” warned Meeks, the Queens Democratic Party boss who clashed with Justice Democrats in a local district attorney race last month.

Meeks’s “it’s two ways” comments were in reference to Ocasio-Cortez playing the race card against Pelosi just two days prior:

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Post.

“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” she added.

In response to the escalation in the public infighting between the two camps, Dowd wrote a column Saturday in which she noted she had suddenly discovered how harmful leveling false accusations of racism against someone is:

Pelosi told me, after the A.O.C. Squad voted against the House’s version of the border bill and trashed the moderates — the very people who provided the Democrats the majority — that the Squad was four people with four votes. She was talking about a legislative reality. If it was a knock, it was for abandoning the party.

That did not merit A.O.C.’s outrageous accusation that Pelosi was targeting “newly elected women of color.” She slimed the speaker, who has spent her life fighting for the downtrodden and who was instrumental in getting the first African-American president elected and passing his agenda against all odds, as a sexist and a racist.

A.O.C. should consider the possibility that people who disagree with her do not disagree with her color.

Gee, ya think?

Dowd continued, condemning another tactic frequently used by the Queenie Quartet: The “You’re putting my life in danger with your dissent” tactic:

The young lawmaker went further, implying that the speaker was putting the Squad in danger, asking why Pelosi would criticize them, “knowing the amount of death threats” and attention they get. Huh?

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The progressives act as though anyone who dares disagree with them is bad. Not wrong, but bad, guilty of some human failing, some impurity that is a moral evil that justifies their venom.

It would be truly touching if Dowd had come to these conclusions out of a sincere desire to bury the offensive tactic of falsely playing the race/woman/danger card to silence your opposition. She’s not. The only reason why the accusations from AOC towards Pelosi offended Dowd was because they were a distraction from what she feels should unite them both: Defeating Trump:

In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that Nancy Pelosi is the problem. If A.O.C. and her Pygmalions and acolytes decide that burning down the House is more important than deposing Trump, they will be left with a racist backward president and the emotional satisfaction of their own purity.

In other words, it’s ok to play the race card as long as your target is a Republican or conservative.

Liberals are nothing if not predictable.

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The ‘Squad’ Will Respond to Trump Tweets at a Press Conference This Evening

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The ‘squad’ that President Trump was presumably insulting when he made his now infamous tweets will be holding their own press conference on Monday evening to respond.

So…this is where we are right now – tweets on tweets on tweets, then press conferences about the tweets, most likely followed by more tweets on tweets on tweets.

2019…can’t stop, won’t stop!

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