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Hell Just Froze Over: LGBT Group Endorses Donald Trump

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I never get sick of saying the phrase ” Will Miracles Never Cease” because in the AGE OF TRUMP all the rules seem to be broken.

In a 180-degree turn from just 3 years ago, the Log Cabin Republicans have decided to endorse Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. The same group refused to endorse him in 2016.

What gives? From USA Today…

In an op-ed published Thursday in The Washington Post, Robert Kabel, the group’s chairman, and Jill Homan, the vice chairwoman, declared that “The Log Cabin Republicans endorse Donald Trump for reelection as president.”

“To be treated equally, fairly and justly under the law is our goal, and we know that ‘Inclusion Wins’ is a mantra we share with the president,” the group added.

Kabel and Homan noted the party’s progress on LGBTQ representation.

They highlighted how Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal and Palantir, was able to take the stage at the 2016 GOP convention and declare he was gay, a Republican, and an American – a far cry from the 1992 convention, when Pat Buchanan had decried gay marriage and slammed the “pro-lesbian” and “pro-gay” platform of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Well, that blows conventional wisdom out the window and most of the talking points from CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and anything you hear on The Young Turks. The Donald Trump is a racist or homophobe line of reasoning is not new in how it is used in politics against Republicans. However it is new against a guy who has spent over 40 years in the public eye and never once did you hear anyone breathe he was racist, homophobic or a bad tipper.

There are a lot of things you could try making an argument policy-wise against Trump. Yet when the left resorts to this it means that they have literally run out of ammo.

Of course, this did not make some people on twitter happy and they let it be known. Jon Cooper let it be known that he has seen polling data and this is unacceptable.

The Log Cabin Republicans’ endorsement of Trump is truly despicable & shameful, although sadly not surprising. Luckily, they don’t speak for 99% of LGBTQ Americans who are fully aware of all Trump has done to reverse steps towards #LGBTQ equality.

Well if Jon knows for sure that 99% numkber is correct I’m sure he could share the data with us being it has to be floating out there somewhere other than just in his head. Although I dont think anyone knows what 99% of ANY group is actually thinking. Maybe I’m just being difficult here.

That the Log Cabin Republicans decided to reverse a decsion on endorsing should not be overlooked. They are going to take a lot of heat from the media and from people like Jon above who are going to make up false numbers and create really big strawman to knock down to promote stupidity as a virtue.

Dont let them do it with no response. Push back with humor and watch thier heads explode.

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Squad Member Rashida Tlaib Calls for Boycott of Bill Maher’s Show Because He Called BDS for What It Is

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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to a constituent in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As Thomas LaDuke wrote Saturday, liberal comedian/TV talk show host Bill Maher absolutely ripped into Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), their supporters, the media, and the BDS movement Friday night for their phony outrage over Israel announcing last Thursday they were barring the two Congresswomen entry into the country.

For background, here’s a recap of how the segment went down, via Fox News:

“It’s a bulls— purity test, BDS is a bulls— purity test by people who want to appear ‘woke’ but actually slept through history class,” Maher said, drawing loud cheers from the audience. “It’s predicated on this notion … I think it’s very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this ‘completely peaceful people’ found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars.”

The HBO star quoted BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti, who said, “No Palestinian — rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian — will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

“So that’s where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all,” Maher told the panel. “Somehow this side never gets represented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

[…]

“I see why [Omar and Tlaib] don’t get a hero’s welcome,” he added.

Maher continued discussing the BDS issue with the three panelists, which included the Daily Beast‘s Betsy Woodruff, New York Times journalist Carl Hulse and Never Trumper Rick Wilson. Hulse and Wilson are normally not shy about expressing their opinions whether you like it or not, but they showed uncharacteristic restraint for most of this particular segment. Odd.

Watch below:

Tlaib, who loves to warn people who disagree with her to shut-up, demanded a boycott of Maher’s show in response because of course:

“Woke” liberals like Justice Democrats proponent Cenk Uygur are enraged over Maher calling BDS for what it is:

Twitter users read Tlaib the riot act over her lies and her approach to disagreement:

I frequently disagree with Maher. He’s wrong probably 95% of the time. But on the BDS movement, he was spot on. Tlaib can continue to try and shame people on the left and right who dare to expose the poisonous anti-Semitic rhetoric she and Omar use, but that will only make those same people louder.

Related:

  • Heartbreak: AOC Will Not Schedule Any Future Israel Trips Until Squad Members Tlaib And Omar Are Allowed
  • Babylon Bee Posts The Definitive Take On Omar’s And Tlaib’s Reactions To Israel Deciding To Bar Them
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    Not WOKE: Bill Maher BLASTS The BDS Movement Against Israel.

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    The aftermath of a publicity stunt gone badly by Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar continued into Friday Night on the show hosted by super-duper progressive icon, Bill Maher. His once a week HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher” usually is a launching pad for attacks on Trump or anyone supporting him.

    Occasionally though he throws a curveball and last night was one of those nights.

    From The Hill…

    Liberal commentator Bill Maher on Friday night went after the international movement to boycott Israel, calling it a “bullshit purity test” for Democrats after the Israeli government said it would deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen because of their support for the boycotts.

    Maher drew applause in studio on his HBO show after declaring the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by some congressional Democrats “a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”

    “It’s predicated on this notion, I think – it’s very shallow thinking – that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he said.

    As I covered here yesterday Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory this has turned out to be a huge flop as a publicity stunt for BDS. However, Maher touches on a deeper point here that I have not seen many in the mainstream media make.

    The very idea that United States CITIZENS who happen to be elected officials are aligned with this movement which is based on pure fantasy is maddening to the logical mind. That Tlaib and Omar are so unskilled at pulling off a publicity stunt likes this pretty much proves Nancy Pelosi’s point from a month back. These Freshman members of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” are not ready for prime time yet.

    When you have lost Bill Maher on something you might want to reexamine your whole overall outlook on things if you are a progressive. Luckily for us, these ladies will not do any such thing. They believe their cause is so righteous that they will not spend a moment for introspection on any of us.

    Which means more goof-ups for us to watch for at least the next year and a half.

    ( Here is a short clip under two minutes from MRC-TC from Real Time)

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    House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel

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    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Democrats have shown time and time again that they will do almost anything to protect The Squad from hurt feelings, even if it means throwing one of their core constituencies under the bus.

    Not even 24 hours after Israel announced they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) on security grounds, some House Democratic leaders are mulling over ways to punish the two Jewish ambassadors at the center of the “controversy”: Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and U.S ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

    The Miami Herald reports:

    About a dozen lawmakers, including senior Jewish members, began discussions on Friday morning over ways to communicate a “deep lack of confidence and trust” in Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

    The group is weighing issuing a statement of no confidence in Dermer and opening an inspector general investigation into Friedman’s conduct, the sources said.

    […]

    “We are reviewing all of our options,” a senior congressional source told McClatchy. “With Dermer, the issue is that there already was a severe lack of trust. But now there is a severe lack of confidence. It is completely unclear that he represents his government given he has made promises that he has not kept and wasn’t clear if he ever had any chance of keeping.”

    The Democratic lawmakers include Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York.

    Another issue the Herald reported Democrats had with Dermer was the release of Omar’s and Tlaib’s planned itinerary:

    Adding to their concern over Dermer’s handling of the congresswomen’s visit, Democrats were further angered after the Israelis released Omar and Tlaib’s planned itinerary and a letter from Tlaib in a public justification of the move. That action raised concerns over whether U.S. lawmakers can trust their communications with Israel’s embassy will remain private going forward.

    As for Friedman, Democrats say they have similar concerns:

    The group of Democrats is also considering action against Trump’s ambassador to Israel, who issued a public statement defending Israel’s decision on Thursday, citing the country’s laws against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Both Omar and Tlaib support the BDS movement.

    In the morning talks, lawmakers recalled a 1975 incident in which Henry Waxman, a longtime Democratic congressman from California, was banned from Saudi Arabia after listing his Jewish background on his visa application. The State Department intervened at that time in order to ensure all members of Congress could conduct business on behalf of the government, and Waxman was allowed in.

    Friedman is breaking with that precedent, they argue, by failing to stand up for members of Congress.

    Let me try to unpack this to give a better idea of just how absurd and self-defeating this is for Democrats to consider doing.

    First, do not a single one of them – the Jewish members especially – not see the glaring difference between Waxman being banned from Saudi Arabia over his Jewish background versus Omar and Tlaib being barred from entering Israel because of their stated support of the anti-Semitic BDS movement?

    Secondly, releasing the planned itinerary was entirely appropriate as it showed it was not an attempt at breaking bread with Israeli leaders, as Tlaib and Omar had previously suggested. Plus Omar would, hours later, lie about what the visit was supposed to be about:

    Thirdly, consider this: Just a few weeks ago the House overwhelmingly passed an anti-BDS resolution. Back in June, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, which included a condemnation of boycott efforts (but did not explicitly mention BDS).

    Both Tlaib and Omar are on record as supporting, amplifying, and promoting the goals of the BDS movement, a movement that is unquestionably anti-Semitic.

    So we’ve gone from formally condemning the BDS movement just a few weeks ago in solidarity with the Jewish community to considering attempts at punishing Jewish ambassadors over Israel’s decision to bar Omar and Tlaib from country – because they were going to use their trip to promote BDS.

    To top it off, 2020 candidates for president like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are suggesting, with the full approval of Omar and Tlaib, the U.S. pull funding for Israel over what happened Thursday.

    It’s almost like the Democrats want to lose in 2020.

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    Liz Cheney Rips Into AOC for Falsely Claiming Israel’s Omar/Tlaib Decision Was Based on Gender Discrimination

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    As I wrote Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) set herself up for a brutal reality check after she tweeted that Israel’s decision to bar her Congressional Squad pals Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was an example of “bigotry” and an implied desire for the country to ban Muslims.

    To recap, here are the reasons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave for rejecting Omar’s and Tlaib’s request to visit Israel:

    They were entirely valid reasons, of course, based on what we know of both Omar’s and Tlaib’s anti-Semitic history. But to AOC, it was not just a slight against persons of color – it also had to do with the fact that Omar and Tlaib were women. Here’s what she tweeted:

    Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) has, since Day One, been unafraid to take various Squad members to task for their falsehoods, recklessness, and outright stupidity. AOC’s Thursday tweet was one of those instances where Cheney had heard enough.

    Here’s how Cheney responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s claims:

    The Squad’s frequent use of the “WOC” card is well-known and has been called out often by numerous Republican members of Congress including Cheney and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX).

    It may seem tiresome to keep pointing it out, but it’s important that Republicans continue to do so, if for no other reason than to expose the fraudulent image she’s painted of herself as some fierce feminist superhero able to leap tall buildings and slay any contrarian argument in a single bound.

    via GIPHY

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    Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory

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    How the “Public Relations” wheel spins round and round.

    As I mentioned here yesterday in my piece here at Red State , I was worried that while Israel had every right to ban people coming into their country, they would get smeared P.R. wise.

    From my article…

    Pelosi is going to have to walk a fine line here. The one HUGE advantage she has is that Donald Trump has already mixed it up with these two. The media will run with picking on people of color nonsense and that he got Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to play along.

    While I had people arguing with me about the point, I still stand by it. Everything is run through a P.R. lense and if you want to win the war you better understand these battles. Just saying it doesn’t matter is not enough and quite frankly wishful thinking.

    Well, what a difference 24 hours can make.

    One of the stated reasons for this visit was for Congressperson Rashida Tlaib to visit her 90-year-old Grandma. As she stated in her request for a humanitarian waiver from the Israeli government she may never get to see her Granmum again who resides in the West Bank of Israel.

    (Sorry folks, there is no Palestine. You can blame the body double to former Beatle Ringo Starr, Yasser Arafat, for that debacle.)

    As my colleague Bonchie covered here earlier today in this piece Rashida Tlaib Shuns Her Own Grandmother To Trash Israel maybe she was not expecting that waiver to be granted.

    That request was granted by Israel with the only condition being that she not promote BDS. Within hours though, Tlaib had changed her mind.

    Think about what she’s saying.

    Her position is that she values promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement so much that she’d rather let her grandmother die before visiting her if it means not getting to savage Israel for a few days. Who thinks like this?

    Oops.

    That backfired quickly.

    I’m going to run with the theory that they believed not only would Israel block both of them from going to protest but also block the humanitarian request. When the government of Israel granted her request to visit her Grandmum she was put in a position she NEVER anticipated and she had to come up with some screwball excuse.

    Yet that worked perfectly in favor of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu from a P.R. standpoint.

    Yesterday they ganged up on some harmless ladies just wanting to go on a tour of the Holy Land. Today with Tlaib scrambling to come up with an excuse for NOT visiting her 90 yr old Matriarch she turned the whole narrative around.

    In less than 24 hours. That is Trump-like impressive in terms of running a news cycle.

    I can’t wait to see what the ladies of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” come up with next to do to not only try to knock Trump down a notch but also give Nancy Pelosi such a splitting headache she might send them overseas and not allow them back into the country. Which would be very Trump-like also and be another P.R.victory for POTUS 45.

    God Bless America.

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    Heartbreak: AOC Will Not Schedule Any Future Israel Trips Until Squad Members Tlaib and Omar Are Allowed

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    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MN, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    In the aftermath of Israel’s Thursday announcement that they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) entry into the country on security grounds, there was much outrage expressed in Democratic circles.

    Tlaib’s and Omar’s fellow Squad Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) were especially incensed, and took to the Twitter machine to air their disgust.

    As I wrote yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet proclaiming this was about Israel “exporting bigotry” by refusing to allow “Muslims of color” entry into their country was, to put it mildly, horse ****. But she didn’t stop there.

    In a later tweet, the freshman Congresswoman asserted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision was an impediment to the peace process, and that as a result she would not be scheduling future trips to Israel until her BDS-supporting pals were allowed in:

    AOC probably meant this as some sort of serious blow to the Israeli government, but if so, she failed miserably. I think it’s safe to say that her hurt feelings and that of the rest of the BDS Caucus are not even remotely on the list of priorities for the Israeli government to sort out.

    And besides, there’s still this, which not a single member of The Squad nor their mainstream media enablers will acknowledge:

    I mean, seriously. You really shouldn’t expect to be welcomed with open arms into any country you’ve denigrated, trashed, and encouraged people to boycott. This isn’t rocket science, y’all.

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    GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Just Mic Dropped On Justin Amash

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    Now that Justin Amash is no longer a card-carrying member of the GOP the party chair feels like she can tee off on him whenever she wants. Being Ronna and Justin are from the same home state I think this might have been building up for some time.

    After the whole hullaballoo yesterday about Israel not allowing two U.S. citizens going to visit Israel to do political protesting you had people from all sides speak out. I wrote about it also yesterday right here at Red State and will again today.

    There were a LOT of hot takes.

    The one, however, that caught my eye was current Representative Justin Amash of Michigan and also recently departed member of the GOP. I left the “official” GOP back in 1992 so I fully understand the frustration there.

    His tweet and the response from current GOP Chairperson Ronna McDaniel was a perky exchange.

    Here is what Amash tweeted.

    Israel should stand up to President Trump and allow our colleagues to visit. Nobody has to agree with their opinions, but it will inevitably harm U.S.-Israel relations if members of Congress are banned from the country. We must find ways to come together; there’s enough division.
    McDaniels came right back with this.

    Come together?

    398 Rs+Ds came together to condemn a boycott of Israel, you voted present.

    424 Rs+Ds came together to condemn anti-Semitism, you voted present.

    395 Rs+Ds came together for Iron Dome funding, you voted no.

    Spare us the lecture on unity.

    Ronna did a lil homework.

    Tlaib and Omar at the end of the day United States citizens. Yes, they are also elected officials which grants them cool perks on overseas junkets but still, they are citizens of this country. The First Amendment does not cover any other country but ours. You want to stifle their speech here, I will fight that all day long. They are not entitled to go rabble rouse in another country because they feel morally justified.

    Also, the whole rah rah speech of being united is odd coming from the guy that just ditched his party. As I said I ditched the whole party apparatus 27 years ago. Amash worked the system, was elected as a Republican and just now is realizing that the party hierarchy sucks?

    Sounds like blatant opportunism to me.

    So sitting here as a non wild eyed never screams about the dollar being tied to GOOOLD libertarian, who believes that countries have borders…..I’m going to give this round to Ronna.

    Hopefully, Justin finds his footing his term in Congrees ends next year. He has not announced whether he will try to fight off those vying for his seat and the GOP challengers he would face or if he is going to try for the Senate seat here open here next year. We need voices like his in the public arena.

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    Sen. Ted Cruz Calls El Paso Shooting Racist And Calls For Congress To Act

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    The nation is still reeling from the shootings in El Paso and Dayton almost two weeks ago. As the citizens of Texas and Ohio and the country of Mexico start to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives forever altered, now is the time to start having a reasoned discussion of what is happening in this country and how to begin to fix it.

    Sen. Ted Cruz begins that process today in an Op-Ed published in the Dallas Morning News.

    From his piece today…

    There is no place for this evil in El Paso, in Texas, or anywhere across our nation.

    I am grateful federal authorities are rightly treating this case as domestic terrorism. The Justice Department needs to treat this mass murder with the seriousness it deserves and pursue the death penalty. I pray that the victims, their families and the people of El Paso receive justice and find peace.

    In the days and weeks to come, Congress can and must work to help prevent these heinous attacks. Failures to effectively utilize the national background checks system have resulted in the loss of far too many precious lives. Too many felony convictions — like that of the Sutherland Springs shooter — have never even been entered into the national database.

    I’m glad that an elected official on the Federal level is calling this exactly what it is, an evil act. That is a great start. Now we need to dig into the nitty-gritty and there are many grimy layers.

    The mood immediately after these horrific events always turns too that Congress must DO something as opposed to something that will actually help solve this problem. Congress can’t just pass a law to make this better. This issue goes much deeper than anything lawmakers can do from a Capitol city far away.

    So what can be done? Now is the time to start that conversation in earnest.

    Sen. Cruz recommends improving the background check system. This absolutely is something that needs to happen and would have prevented the Sutherland Springs church shooting that killed 26 people in Texas. Yet would the background checks have stopped the shooters in El Paso or Dayton?

    Most likely not.

    I would like to suggest that some Senators that are known as staying faithful to the Consitution, Sen. Cruz, Sen. Lee and Sen. Sasse take a look at if any sort of Red Flag law would be viable. I know that the term Red Flag immediately raises issues about the police charging in to grab weapons with no due process. I’m not for that nor should any person who believes the 2nd amendment to the Consitution is critical to the survival of our republic.

    However, having people with the view and temperament of the people I have listed above, start a discussion among themselves and with their colleagues about this and other aspects to this would hopefully start a process of serious meaningful discussion on this issue.

    Also, put some of these conversations on YouTube for the whole nation to see. Invite the debate and comments.

    The time of these events happening and everyone running to their pre-assigned corner needs to end. Let’s start the national conversation about what in the hell is going on and try to figure out how to start chipping away at this problem that has killed, wounded and altered lives forever.

    I believe Sen. Cruz started that discussion today in his op-ed. I hope he and others will continue in a meaningful way to pursue this noble goal.

    We owe that to all those in El Paso and Dayton and all the other shootings this country has endured the past two decades.

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    Sockin’ It to Satan: #Resist Warriors Push to Change Trump Tower’s Street to a Trolling Insult to the President – That’ll Teach Him

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    Police begin to reopen 5th Avenue after they investigated the report of a “suspicious item” inside Trump Tower, Friday, July 27, 2018, in New York. Police say suspicious items have been determined to be harmless. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

     

     

    First of all, in case you missed it (and I think you did), please check out an incredible story indicating just how insane the world has gotten. And is going:

    Best & Stupidest This Week: The UK Wars With Cutlery, Offers Knife-Free Chicken Boxes & Tales Of Murder For Dinner

    Now more left-wing silliness…

    A momentum-gaining petition is asking the merciful Powers That Be to really stick it to the man America elected: Over 275,000 signatures now bolster the changing of the street on which Trump Tower is located to “President Barack H. Obama Avenue.”

    The MoveOn.org action reads:

    “Rename Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower: ‘President Barack H. Obama Avenue.’”

    I suppose it makes sense — as we’ve learned from social justice warriors, words are violence. Pronouns are the New Persecution. If orange is the new black, incidental is the new substantial.

    Take the most significant thing in the world; now lower its profundity by 99.999%. #SameThing. So naming a street is really sockin’ it to the voters and decimating the opposition. Total destruction accomplished.

    The petition’s addressed to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants to forcibly take a bunch of money from people he doesn’t favor and give it to those he wants to have it (here). It includes an explanation of why Barack deserves the road in front of Satan’s Lair:

    The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor. We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in office; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3,000 New Yorkers.

    Right — didn’t you hear? Barack took out bin Liden. He parachuted right in there and took care of business like a boss.

    But as for the “scandal-free” part, some would take issue (here and here). 

    Short list (as compiled by The Daily Wire):

    • The IRS’s targeting of the Tea Party
    • Fast and Furious
    • Dishonesty about the Iran Deal
    • Benghazi and its subsequent spin
    • The VA scandal
    • The biggest data breach in Washington’s history at the Ofice of Personnel Management 

    But hey — when it comes to political posturing, don’t think about the words coming out of your mouth; just say stuff. You’re already right — it’s magic!

    The petition was begun by LA resident Elizabeth Rowin. She laid out her thinking to CBS News:

    “I thought, ‘[A comedian’s joke online was] a great idea and probably no one is going to do anything about it,’ so I decided to do it. … I really didn’t think there was a chance that it could happen. … I think it would be fabulous. I think people feel kind of helpless right now, and it’s a way to troll [President Trump]. If he does hear about it, maybe it would slow him down and distract him.”

    Being made aware of a petition will slow down and distract an eccentric who relentlessly pursued the creation of a global empire, then the White House…and won in both cases? Fat chance. But maybe not — magic!

    Bonus: For some reason, it seems a common style among some Democrats to talk as if conservatives don’t actually exist — notice “people feel kind of helpless right now.” That’d be a No. People who voted for Hillary may feel helpless; but “people” are comprised in part by millions who went the other way.

    Speaking of going the other way, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson thinks perhaps the street-naming isn’t the best idea:

    “I’m pretty confident we can find a better way to honor the greatest president of my lifetime than by trolling the worst president of my lifetime.”

    Maybe so.

    -ALEX

     

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