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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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“The Squad” Just Handed Trump 2020

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In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

It was already looking bad for Democrats as they inched ever closer to 2020, but if there was any doubt that the Democrats are not the party that America wants to lead it into the next decade, then the mainstream media revered “#TheSquad” just closed the door tight.

It’s important to remember that despite the ranting, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from the hard-left and its mainstream press, America is till pretty pro-America. They don’t, for the most part, like social justice. It’s one of the reasons Trump was elected. Yet, despite his victory, the left is fully convinced that it needed to lean harder left. As they do, Trump only becomes more popular, and oddly, the left leans more on people like the girls from “The Squad.”

This is why it’s a safe bet that Trump will away with the 2020 election with ease.

It’s important to first take into account that this “squad” consists of highly unpopular congresswomen. According to an Axios poll, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar both have high recognition with voters but take away a dismal 22 and 9 percent approval respectively. AOC attempted to write this off as an illusion created by President Donald Trump, but unless Trump manipulated the poll somehow, AOC’s claim holds no water.

It’s more of an AOC delusion than a Trump illusion, but with that out of the way, let’s take a look at some recent behavior from this “squad.”

The recent firebombing of an ICE facility was carried out by a member of Antifa and his “manifesto” was filthy with language used specifically by AOC. Despite the fact that this happened, Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce the attack.

Let’s be clear. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce a terrorist attack against American officers from a man who has openly and radically violent, and encouraged others to be violent. According to AOC, this means she endorses this terrorism, seeing as how she said that the GOP is racist for not denouncing Trump’s “racist tweet” about her and her “squad.”

It may even be a worse case with Omar, who is warmer toward Al Qaeda than she is America, as one woman pointed out in a thread on Twitter by GOP spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington.

The same thing can be said of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who seems to get comfortable feelings from the suffering and death of Jewish people.

These women even refuse to denounce dictators.

These women seem to be good with our enemies, and consistently denounce America and its allies. In fact, Omar retweeted an article on Monday that blanket labeled Trump supporters as racist. At a time when radical leftists are looking for reasons to become violent with “they’re racist” being on the list, this kind of communication from an elected official is irresponsible.

Between the pipe dream level legislation like the Green New Deal, to infantile attacks on a daily basis, to the fact that these women celebrate whenever they prevent people from getting jobs, they are not exactly a voter’s best friend. Failing to condemn terrorist attacks or terrorist organizations, including those that caused the death of 3,000 people on 9/11, isn’t going to win you too many American fans.

As Erick Erickson put it, while Trump isn’t perfect, he’s far and away more of a trustworthy and proven individual than “The Squad”:

Many, many of the concerns I had about President Trump in 2016 have been addressed by him and his administration through sound public policy. No candidate and no administration is perfect and I will continue to speak up when I disagree. But President Trump offers a vision for the United States with a strong economic record to back it up. The Democrats offer attempted mass assassinations of Republicans, fire bombings of immigration facilities, Mexican flags replacing American flags, the harvesting and selling of chidren’s body parts, the continued destruction of our healthcare system, the championing of lawlessness, and open persecution of people of faith by government bureaucrats.

While Trump is presenting an America that is positive and strong, we have a Democrat party that is willing to literally stay silent while terrorism and economic stupidity is carried out using battle cries developed from Democratic official’s rhetoric.

Because of these congresswomen, the Democrat party now absolutely reeks of irresponsibility and radicalism. The mainstream media might be trying to play it off by talking about how horrible Trump is all the time, but they are being vastly overshadowed by the insanity of a Democrat party trying too hard to be like it’s darling “squad.” Between the 2020 candidates proclaiming America is a white supremacist nation and promises of dictatorial action on America’s rights, the 2020 Democratic candidates have adopted the same aforementioned asininity.

Trump isn’t going anywhere.

 

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Trump’s Main Competitor Launched a Major Platform Yesterday and Not a Soul Noticed

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While we’re all parsing out Trump’s tweet storm, analyzing every word to death and raging into the wind on one side or other the rest of the world has just kept turning.

The path to 2020 is unfolding and with dozens of Democrat presidential candidates it is more important than ever for each one of them to be able to grab as much of the media spotlight as possible. However, at this point only one candidate is polling with numbers high enough to be considered any type of threat to Trump – Joe Biden.

There are a few vital subjects that every Democrat candidate must officially approach in order to reach their base -the border and illegal immigration, race, and healthcare.

When Obama first jammed Obamacare down America’s throat some of us who have lived under socialized medicine understood that the only thing it would guarantee is that politicians would forever be running on “fixing” the “fix” for healthcare. As a born Canadian, I can attest to that. I’ve never experienced on Canadian election in my 40-plus years in which a politician hasn’t run on fixing the broken medical system, because government doesn’t fix things.

So naturally Joe Biden’s stance on healthcare was set to be a major wind in his sails media-wise. After all, this is the man who served under the very president who brought us the “Affordable” Healthcare Act. It would be a delicate launch considering the failure of the policy. Biden needs to be able to carefully straddle the line between being proudly connected to it and admitting it didn’t really do what it promised.

On Monday Biden finally released his long-awaited healthcare platform…to deafening silence.

While Biden released the details of Obamacare 2.0, the rest of the world was raging at – or defending – Trump. Nary a soul noticed Biden’s soulless rehash of a nearly dead piece of legislation.

You can read about Biden’s plan here but it’s hardly worth the time. The bullet point wrap up is:

  • lower healthcare costs
  • expand insurance to the uninsured or underinsured
  • take on Big Pharma
  • improve healthcare quality
  • offer a public health exchange

Basically everything Obamacare was supposed to have done and didn’t.

It could have been worth at least a tiny boost in sycophant media circles…but then along came Trump. Suddenly, instead of talking about Joe Biden – the man who served as vice president to American’s first Black president – all they could talk about was Trump; and following that, the “Broad Squad” as they hogged the evening news cycle by stepping way out of their lane and into oncoming traffic.

Oh, to hear the conversations between Biden and Pelosi right now! Two of America’s most experienced politicians upstaged by a tweet-happy president and four freshman congresswomen.

It’s almost as if it were planned.

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Troll Level: EPIC

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Troll Level: Epic
Yesterday morning Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets that according to some, appeared to target 4 recently elected Democrat Congresswomen. My good friend and colleague Bonchie reported on this here. I also did a hot take on it, here. My response to Bonchie yesterday, was meant to convey the idea that Trump’s tweets weren’t a bad thing but were likely a good thing.

Given a night to reflect, I’ve decided to “revise and extend my remarks,” so to speak. I now believe that the President has indeed reached Troll Level: Epic. As expected, the left went nuts over yesterday’s series of tweets. As also expected, the epithet they immediately started screeching was, “Racist!” Of course that’s just hogwash. As Neil Boortz used to opine, “It’s not the color, it’s the culture.” What sane person wants to import the culture of Mogadishu to Detroit? Wait. Never mind.

Trump’s comments had nothing to do with racism. Except for the few fringe idiots up in the hills, there really are very few Americans who hate blacks or other minorities. However, the vast majority of Americans are getting well nigh tired of being called racists at every turn, merely for standing up to leftists and their destruction of America agenda.

I have some news for the left. Most Americans, including traditionally Democrat union members in Detroit agree with Trump’s tweets and here’s why. Let’s walk through how this played out. The President tweeted out a series of tweets not naming anyone in particular, though most of us could guess the identity of at least one of his implied targets. That was the bait and the left took it.

Immediately excoriating the President, House Speaker Pelosi decided to officially put names on the President’s targets. Stay with me here. These four women have a history that ranges from saying merely stupid things, all the way to profanity laced racism. Rep. Cortez says so many idiotic things, that there are entire Facebook memes with her face on them. Rep. Omar was castigated by her own party for a anti-Semitic remarks. Rep Tlaib is well known for her profanity when discussing the President.

The fourth (heretofore unknown) member of the Cortez “posse” provides the best example, especially since the left is working so hard to make the President out to be a racist. During a round table regarding black opportunities and supposedly referring to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Ayanna Pressley said, “We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice.” That sounds pretty racist to me.

Here is the result. President Trump has once again baited the left into showing America just how insane they really are. He has baited Nancy Pelosi into coming out in public support of one idiot and three racists. All of them advance the interests of foreigners over that of Americans they are supposed to be representing, but clearly despise. Blue collar Democrats in Detroit aren’t going to forget this. The icing on the cake, is that these four won’t show her one iota of loyalty for defending them.

Troll Level: EPIC.

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Just ‘How Bad Was Amy McGrath’s #KYSen Campaign Rollout This Week?’

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On Sunday night, NRSC Communication Director Jesse Hunt tweeted, “How bad was Amy McGrath’s rollout this week? She announced her run on MSNBC this past Monday and she now appears to have pulled out of her Sunday night MSNBC hit.”

Last week was a rollercoaster for Kentucky Democrat and former combat pilot Amy McGrath. On Tuesday, she launched her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and managed to raise $2.5 million in the first 24 hours. She announced her candidacy with a hard-hitting video in which she portrayed McConnell as an old, callous, out of touch politician.

She tells voters, “Everything that’s wrong in Washington had to start someplace. It started with this man who was elected a lifetime ago, and who has, bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into something we all despise.”

But things quickly went downhill for the former Marine Lt. Colonel after she flip-flopped on whether or not she would have voted to confirm now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

First, she said she would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

Hours later, she changed her mind. She tweeted, “I was asked earlier today about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court. But upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.”

We knew things were bad when a CNN panel called the flip-flop a disaster.  Here is an exchange between The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and John King:

CARL HULSE: Yes. If you’re running against Mitch McConnell, judges is the thing you’re going to want to be talking about. What a disaster. This is just a disaster. I’m not sure what was worse, being for Kavanaugh or then having to flip so quickly and say you weren’t.

KING: You’re not going to raise any national Democratic money if you’re for Kavanaugh and that’s her only hope.

HULSE: And she had raised a bunch of money already. I mean, Mitch McConnell and his people are ruthless and she was going to have a really hard time anyway with Trump on the ballot in Kentucky and this kind of mistake, they were just rubbing their hands together over there at Team McConnell.

Here’s what “Team Mitch” had to say last night followed by a response which Twitchy described as “savage.”

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As Democrats Fight Civil War, President Trump Dons His Ballistic Vest, Kevlar Helmet And Stirs The Pot, Forcing Pelosi To Make Nice With The Serpents Who Want To Destroy Her.

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As Democrats Fight Civil War, President Trump Dons His Ballistic Vest, Kevlar Helmet And Stirs The Pot, Forcing Pelosi To Make Nice With The Serpents Who Want To Destroy Her.

My good friend and RedState colleague Bonchie, has written a chiding post regarding a series of tweets by President Trump this morning. His position appears to be that President Trump’s tweets and inferred (by the leftists) choice of targets, will leave our side open to charges of racism. My initial response to that is, “So What?” They are gonna call us racists no matter what we say or do. Time to cowboy up and push back against patently false accusations…and do so with force, which the President did this morning.

Let’s take a look at the tweets in question. It appears to most reasonable folks that the President is referring only to two Congresswomen, Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Although due to the obvious corruption and mishandling of hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, he could possibly be including Rep Cortez, but I doubt it.

What the President tweeted, is what most of middle America is thinking; Your families fled some third world hell hole that practices abuse of women—including genital mutilation, in order to come to these United States. You and your families live under the protection that a Constitutional Representative Republic provides. Your family has more opportunity here, than in any other nation in the World. Instead of continually badmouthing these United States, why don’t you and your family go back to the third world hole you came from and fix it.

That’s a reasonable response to their caustic and unfounded (and often profane) criticism of the President. It’s certainly not racist, unless you are a leftist or a RINO enabler like Paul Ryan. It might sound ugly, but the President’s tweets this morning echo a sentiment that a good majority of Americans strongly support, although they might not admit to it outside their circle of close friends.

Of course, rather than look at what the President wrote, like most leftists, Pelosi and her posse joined the usual screeching of “Racisim!” What is sad, is that in some quarters our side are still afraid of that epithet. Nothing, repeat nothing that President Trump said in that series of three tweets was out of line or remotely racist. He is merely pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of fleeing a country that is racist, that is misogynist and that is intolerant of other religions, to the point of destroying Churches and killing Christians, while badmouthing the country that took you in. Let’s not forget the odd homosexual or two being tossed off a building.

Let’s not also forget, the two Congresswomen he was likely referring to, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib made a big deal out of browbeating the House to amend its rules so they could wear their hijabs on the floor. How nice, they insist on changing the rules to wear an article of clothing that openly symbolizes the maltreatment of women in the Muslim world.

Trump is saying and doing exactly what I sent him to Washington to do, push back on leftist propaganda and do so in plain language. Not only is he doing that, but he’s giving us on the right the courage to also push back. We don’t have to be afraid of being labeled as racists. We now have the courage of our convictions to merely snort in derision and get on with the job of making America great again.

Great Job Mr. President. Keep putting these mindless twits in their place. Oh. One final note—President Trump has managed to get Nancy Pelosi to come out in support of these children. How do you think that is going affect her grip on the levers of power in the House? This newfound “unity” my colleague points to, is merely a chimera.

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The Pale Blue Dot

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Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech February 14, 1990
Earth, described by scientist Carl Sagan as a “Pale Blue Dot,” as seen by Voyager 1 from a distance of more than 4 billion miles.

Happy Sunday! I hope this offering pleases you.

The Pale Blue Dot

Each of us goes about our life engrossed in the everyday cacophony that represents being alive in modern society. We worry over meeting the bills, what the city council might decide on a certain zoning issue, or who the President will be in 2020. We revel in our own perceived importance as we ascend the corporate, military or political ladder. Sometimes, it behooves us to consider a larger perspective.

Here is one such perspective. On September 5, 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1, a deep space probe designed to study the outer Solar System. This device performed far better than expected. As I write this, the probe is over 13.6 Billion miles from Earth, the farthest of any devices ever launched by man…and is still responding to commands.

By 1990, Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and was heading out of the Solar System. However, it was to get one final and most significant mission. Astronomer Carl Sagan prevailed upon NASA to have the spacecraft take a “family portrait” of the planets in the solar system, including Earth. The pictures were taken on Valentine’s Day, 1990 from a distance of 6 billion miles from Earth. The one showing Earth, is the subject of a book by Sagan. You can’t see that picture and read his words, then logically conclude that this all “just happened” on its own.

We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives.

The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

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As we enjoy this Sunday, our day of rest and devotion, let us all consider our place in the Universe. Yes, we can each strive to be the best Teacher, Businessman or Soldier. We can aspire to achieve high political office or become a sports superstar. But in the end we still live on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Happy Sunday!

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SHOCKER. McConnell Challenger Amy McGrath’s Campaign Video Is Built On Lies

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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston,

Mitch McConnell’s putative challenger in the 2020 election is rapidly proving she is a total fraud as a candidate.

She announced her candidacy Tuesday morning in close coordination with NBC News which had run a nothingburger story on Mitch McConnell the previous night revealing that a century ago some of McConnell’s ancestors were slave owners. Apparently, this was supposed to be some kind of killer attack even though the exact same set of facts applies to Kamala Harris.

This is her 3-minute de rigueur introduction video.

It is the usual pap one expects in these things. In her case, she’s focusing, it seems, on saying that Mitch McConnell’s has a crappy constituent service operation. I’m not sure how much of a seller that is because it really isn’t true. The theme is a letter that McGrath probably didn’t write asking McConnell to let her be a fighter pilot and he didn’t answer it. I say probably didn’t write because there is no evidence that she did and the story reeks of Hillary Clinton writing NASA to be an astronaut. Also featured in the video are four other Kentuckians: a coal miner, a steel worker, a woman with diabetes, and student with big loans and they all want McConnell to kiss the boo-boo and make it better.

Funny thing is that McConnell’s office had a real good reason for not answering the letters:

The video implies that McConnell never responded, but it appears the letters were sent Tuesday, the same day that McGrath announced her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge him.

A spokesman for McConnell told CQ Roll Call on Friday that the senator’s Louisville office received three of the four letters featured in the video on Thursday. They were postmarked on Tuesday.

“Throughout Senator McConnell’s entire Senate service, he has prioritized constituent correspondence and takes seriously his responsibility to hear from and respond to Kentuckians,” Kentucky Communications Director Robert Steurer said in a statement. “In fact, since he was elected to the Senate, he has sent more than 4 million pieces of correspondence to his constituents.”

McGrath spokeswoman Tina Olechowski said the video simply showed Kentuckians who had shared their stories with McGrath and “wanted to write and send a letter” to McConnell.

McGrath’s spokesman is simply lying. If you actually listen to the video beginning at 0:35 you hear:

I’m Amy McGrath, and I’ve often wondered how many other people did Mitch McConnell never take the time to write back. Or even think about.

And from that she segues into the four letters. There is never a word about wanting a conversation.

McGrath is a long shot for the Senate. That is a good thing. Because as much as McConnell is an avatar for what is wrong in DC, McGrath is a symbol of what is wrong in politics. She has shown that she will lie rather shamelessly to people. In a run-of-the-mill candidate that is not a shock. But McGrath was a career military officer and trades on that to make up for her lack of accomplishment, the core of the military ethos is integrity. That McGrath would so easily lie in her introductory video tells you all you need to know about how she will act in the Senate should she be elected.

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Not a Great Moment For Kamala Harris As She Explains Her Position on Illegal Border Crossings (VIDEO)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) just wasn’t her usual calm, cool and collected self during Friday’s appearance on “The View.”

“I’m going to try to make this as quick and dirty as possible. You’re for decriminalizing border crossings, you’re one of the people that raised your hand at the debate. Do you agree with AOC that we should get rid of DHS altogether?,” co-host Megan McCain asked.

Harris responded:

That is not correct. I am not in favor of decriminalizing um, or not having um consequences for, we have to keep, let me just be very clear. We have to have a secure border but I am in favor of saying we are not going to treat people who are undocumented and cross the border as criminals, that is correct.

What we cannot do is have any more policy like we have under this current president that is about inhumane conduct, that is about putting babies in cages, that is about separating children from their parents and we have got to have policy that is about passing comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway toward citizenship.

I would not make it a crime punishable by jail. It should be a civil enforcement issue but not a criminal enforcement issue.

Even though she managed to contradict herself before clarifying her answer, the words themselves were not the problem.  The trouble was in Harris’ delivery of the answer. Gone was the typical self-assured demeanor that we expect from her, similar to the manner in which she questioned then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the senate confirmation hearings last fall.

The exchange with McCain can be seen at 0:50 in the video below.

Harris was one of eight senators who raised their hands at the last Democratic debate indicating her support for decriminalizing illegal border crossers.

Obama’s former Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. opposes this position. He told the Washington Post, “That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open  borders. That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.”

Let’s hope Kamala has a few moments like this in the next debate.

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McGrath’s Week Goes From Bad to Worse as Cocaine Mitch Capitalizes on Her Flip Flops With Appropriate Merch

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Monday started off on a bad note after NBC News engaged in “gotcha” journalism with a piece detailing how two of his great-great-grandfathers were slaveowners.

The piece was a blatant attempt at shaming the Kentucky Senator into supporting a reparations bill, which is being floated by some of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president – including Sen. Cory Booker (NJ).

But as the week progressed, it became clear that the story would only be a minor hiccup in an otherwise stellar week.

When McConnell was asked about the story on Tuesday, here’s how he responded:

“You know, I find myself in the same position as president Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”

For now at least, that issue is closed.

That same day, Democrat Amy McGrath announced her candidacy for McConnell’s seat. The media salivated. This is going to be a “blockbuster race” some said.

But in contrast to McConnell’s week, McGrath’s went downhill fast.

On Wednesday, she told the Louisville Courier-Journal that there were times where she may actually support President Trump on occasion if elected to serve in the Senate. Even worse, she flip-flopped twice within a span of about three hours on support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Democrats were livid.

The McConnell campaign responded the rest of the week by trolling McGrath, her campaign, and other Democrats.

The campaign ended its week by offering up some new merch that capitalized on McGrath’s flip flops:

These might even be better than the Cocaine Mitch t-shirt. Heh.

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