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Enjoy The Schadenfreude: AOC’s Chief of Staff Edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (former) chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, is so intensely disliked that even the House Democrats send hates tweet his way, and Friday afternoon he was kicked to the curb. Sure, it was labeled a “resignation” and opportunity to make more money during what’s sure to be the most expensive election cycle ever.

People who aren’t brainwashed, brain dead wannabe socialists dislike him for an entirely different reason than the House Democrats, that reason being that he foisted one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upon the country. While she’s been a page click factory for every online news publication (and if they try to deny that, they’re either lying or not very good writers), that’s an unforgivable offense.

On the occasion of Saikat Chakrabarti’s legendary loss to senile, over-Botoxed, white grandma Nancy Pelosi, take a moment to sit back and laugh at these sick burns.

The whole drama has been quite Game-of-Thronesy, and Saikat didn’t learn the proper lessons from that show.

Although he was warned.

The typical Twitter response would be to learn to… um, nevermind.

Watch out, @Jehu11. Implying that the Squad is a “coven” could get you into trouble – just ask the man who made a billboard depicting them as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse learned.

Whatever you do, Twitter, don’t say anything that will remind the people of…

Whoops.

But this is probably closer to the truth. During the first few months of this year, disturbing details (details which could send him to federal lockup if true) about Chakrabarti’s financial relationship with AOC’s campaign, Justice Democrats, and Brand New Congress came to light.

Unfortunately, like both a bad rash and Kamala Harris, it’d be foolish to believe we’ve seen the last of Saikat Chakrabarti.

Especially since Soros has just created and funded a new Super PAC for the 2020 election cycle. Plus, it doesn’t seem like Chakrabarti’s quite cut out to lead a movement based on the Green New Deal.

Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor of RedState. Follow her on Twitter @jenvanlaar or on Facebook.

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Energy: More Anti-Federalism State-Level Leftist Impediments to National Progress

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We have repeatedly discussed federalism – and its rightful definition:

“A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units.”

In America, per our Constitution, that means the central authority (the federal government) does certain, specific, expressly enumerated things.

And the rest – comprised of MOST things – belongs elsewhere:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Leftists – really don’t like federalism.  Because it serves to limit government.

Of course the Left will ignore or cite federalism – whenever and wherever. So long as whatever they claim – increases the power of government somewhere.

The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

Sure, Leftists will cite federalism – when it is states and/or municipalities trying to expand government power beyond the nigh limitless bounds to which the federal government has already expanded.

And the Left will cite federalism incorrectly – when the states and municipalities are trying to expand government over which The Feds have actual, Constitutional control.

Of course, the Left will also flip the federalism script – if it impedes actual progress for America.

 

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To wit: Energy policy.

America is a nation that runs on actual energy: coal, oil, natural gas and occasionally nuclear.

Unfortunately, we waste tons of time and money screwing around with fake energy: wind, solar, biofuel, etc.

Insane states like California and New York are trying to make a go of it with mostly fake energy – and it is killing their economies.

But the rest of us can do math – so we want to continue to enjoy the real energy revolution President Donald Trump has incepted.

The U.S. Just Became a Net Oil Exporter for the First Time in 75 Years

United States Has Been a Net Exporter of Natural Gas for More than 12 Consecutive Months

Energy policy – is quite obviously in the federal government’s purview.

Our sovereign nation should have one federal slate of energy policies – and our federal government should negotiate terms for international interaction with the rest of the planet.

Insane states – are messing with this obviousness.  And not only are they flipping federalism upside down – they are blatantly violating the Constitution’s Interstate Commerce Clause:

“The Commerce Clause was – like all of the Constitution – a government-limiting entry. It was written to prevent states from big-government-imposing barriers to interstate commerce.

“’How to Understand the Commerce Clause in One Simple Sentence:

“‘Congress has the authority to regulate trade between the states; or in other words, the process of goods and services moving from one state to another. Not the products themselves. Not the process of creating those products. Just the act of the products moving from state to state. That’s it.’”

To get our oil and gas around the nation – and to the world – we need pipelines.  They are the interstate highways of energy.

And some insane, anti-actual-energy state-level politicians – are unconstitutionally screwing with our pipelines.

Not just because they’re Leftists – but because they’re funded-by-the-Left Leftists.

One of the very many myths in politics – is ideas chase money.  It is almost always the other way round – money chases ideas.

Barack Obama wasn’t a free market conservative – until Leftist terrorist William Ayers threw him a fundraiser in his home.  At which point Obama flipped – and went on to be the most Leftist president in our history.

That flip happens – but very, very rarely.  What happened was:

Obama was a hardcore Leftist.  Leftist terrorist Ayers liked the cut of Obama’s jib (please pardon the sailing reference) – and hosted in his home a fundraiser for Obama.

Money chases ideas – not the other way round.

And sometimes – the political cash simply purchases wanton government cronyism.

Meet Democrat Pennsylvania state Senator Andy Dinniman.

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Opposed To Pipeline Took Money From Company Suing It:

“A Pennsylvania state senator opposing a pipeline project in his district has accepted nearly $80,000 in campaign donations from a developer suing the energy company behind the project.”

Let us pause to point out:

To those of us exclusively used to dealing with federal government dollars – $80,000 doesn’t sound like very much at all.  But at the state level – that is a LOT of campaign coin.  And state-level pols can get REALLY cozy with just one funder – WAY more than can federal pols.

The piece continues:

“Democratic state Sen. Andy Dinniman is one of the chief opponents to the Mariner East pipeline project by the energy company Sunoco….

“Dinniman’s campaign for years has been backed by the real estate developer Hankin Group, another principal party opposing the pipeline.

“The Hankin Group filed a lawsuit against Sunoco in February to force the energy company off four Hankin Group properties where the pipeline is being constructed.”

Did you get that?  “(W)here the pipeline is being constructed.”

That means – construction is already underway.  Which means – it has already been multi-government approved.

Any of us who have ever applied for a government permit for ANYTHING – know what a giant pain in the rear end that process is.

Imagine the heinous nightmare – that is applying for the very many permits required to build a petroleum pipeline.  And you must do it – with dozens of governments in multiple states.

This pipeline has run all-the-governments’-gauntlets – and been green lit.

And now this bought-off state-level hack Dinniman – is trying to retroactively stop it.

Leftists love lobbing ridiculous vitriol in opposition to actual energy – just as much as they loathe actual energy.

Behold – the Nazi card being played.  Meet Democrat Pennsylvania state Representative Danielle Friel Otten.

Pa. Lawmaker Faces Backlash for Bringing Nazis into Pipeline Debate

“On Saturday, Chester County Democrat Danielle Friel Otten got in a Twitter exchange with a pro-pipeline group.

“She’d been supporting protesters who were using cars to block pipeline work….

“During the protest, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance tweeted that protesters were preventing workers from doing their jobs.

“In a now-deleted tweet, Friel Otten responded that ‘The Nazis were just doing their jobs too.’…”

Ahh, yes.  American citizen employees of American companies – trying to get to their gigs in America.  Which about fourteen different governments have given them permits and permission to do.

Which is JUST like the Nazis.

State Senator Dinniman is bought.

State Representative Otten is nuts.

They’re both championing the same Leftist nonsense.

They’re both anti-actual-energy, anti-sanity, anti-Reality and anti-Constitution.

Because they’re both anti-already-approved, national-energy-policy pipeline.

They both need to get out of the way.

And their Quaker State (SWIDT?) constituents – should un-elect them both at their next available opportunity.

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Soros-Backed Groups Working to Restore Voting Rights to 1.4 Million Felons in Key Battleground State of Florida

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Florida Amendment 4, otherwise known as the “Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative,” was passed by Florida voters in November. The measure restored the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions (excludes murder or sexual offenses) after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation.

Rep. James Grant, a Republican, has introduced a bill designed to guide the implementation of Amendment 4 by “helping to define criteria for the restoration of voting rights to ex-felons. One condition would require felons to pay all court fees and civil fines outstanding before they can register to vote. The bill passed the Florida House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice last month and could come to another vote as soon as this week.”

According to The Tallahassee Democrat columnist Mark Schlakman, this “ballot initiative was lauded as the greatest expansion of voting eligibility since the 1960s when approved by voters in November. But if legislation advancing along party lines passes, the effect would be far less sweeping.”

Obviously, this is where the conflict lies. Democrats oppose the conditions the bill would impose and feel that it will disenfranchise felons who can’t afford to pay their fines and court fees.

The importance of the state of Florida in the 2020 presidential election, with its 29 electoral votes, cannot be overstated.

Florida is the nation’s biggest swing state and is critical to Trump’s path to victory in the upcoming race. If statewide 2016 voting patterns are repeated, the Democratic candidate for president would be able to win the White House by capturing Florida and one other swing state — Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin or Michigan.

We need only recall the November recounts in the Florida senatorial and gubernatorial races to know how the addition of 1.4 million felons (most of whom would vote Democratic), to the voter rolls, would impact the election.

Currently, Florida has 4.96 million registered Democrats, 4.7 registered Republicans and 3.6 registered independents on its voter rolls.

Thus, the significance of Grant’s bill.

Breitbart’s Aaron Klein reports that Soros-backed organizations are applying immense pressure to fight this bill so they can restore voting rights to 1.4 million felons in the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Brennan Center for Justice are both supported heavily by billionaire George Soros. These two organizations are working hard to defeat Grant’s bill. George Soros’ Open Society is said to have donated $50 million to the ACLU. It also funds the Brennan Center.

Brennan Center Attorney Sean Morales-Doyle commented that “This bill is just flying directly in the face of what two-thirds of Florida voters said very clearly.”

Julie Ebenstein, an attorney for the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project told Klein that Grant’s bill is “truly untethered to the text of the amendment. What this will do, in effect, is disenfranchise people who can’t afford to pay all of these obligations.”

Many groups (most of which receive funding from the Open Society such as the Sentencing Project and the Tides Foundation) and wealthy individuals (former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg) are now focusing on the state of Florida due to it’s strategic importance to the outcome of the 2020 election. The Democratic Party has already initiated “a massive ground game in Florida to register voters, increase turnout and lobby Floridians against President Donald Trump.”

Failed gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is also trying his best to “evict Donald Trump” from the White House. He made the following remarks last month in Miami:

We are going to commit ourselves to registering and engaging one million voters between now and 2020’s presidential election.

The road to the White House runs through Florida. We can deny Donald Trump a second term right here in the state of Florida.

How many states can you say, by themselves, have the ability to deny this man a return to the White House? I can’t think of a bigger, better, more important state than the state of Florida, than for us to send that message.

Unfortunately, he is not exaggerating how essential the state of Florida is to victory. Republicans must match and surpass the efforts that Democrats are making in the state. The passing of Grant’s bill, which could come to a committee vote as early as today, would be of great help.

Presidential elections can, and as we know have been, decided by the state of Florida.

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