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Tucker Carlson: The Democratic Party Has Become a Religious Cult, and Biden & Pelosi No Longer Pass Muster

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Is Nancy Pelosi on the outs? Has she become that pair of bell bottoms at the bottom of the drawer, held down by stacks of parachute pants?

Tucker Carlson thinks so.

He said as much, in his Monday night monologue.

“After almost 200 years,” he began

Oh, wait — I thought that was how long she’s been in Congress. But he was talking about political goals:

“After almost 200 years, the Democrats were a political party with conventional political goals. That’s no longer true. The Democratic Party is now a religious cult, with all that implies. Dissent has been banned. Anyone who questions the party’s leftward fringe is denounced as a racist heretic.”

That doesn’t sound wrong.

He was, of course, referring to the new blood — and new ideas — in the House, courtesy of left-of-Left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar (here).

A summary:

“The party has descended into a purity spiral, and nobody is safe, not even the party’s own leaders. Take Nancy Pelosi, for example. She is the most left-wing Speaker of the House in the history of the United States. She has been a fire-breathing liberal for longer than, I don’t know, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been alive.

“But none of that has been enough to save her. Ocasio-Cortez and a tiny group of House freshmen demand explicit socialism in this country right now. They want to open the borders, empty the prisons and take over the entire U.S. economy in the name of fighting climate change.”

Quite right — the new leaders appear, more than ever before — despite Dems’ constant characterization of der Führer Trump — of the mind that they should rule you. That’s what socialism is: It puts all the power in the hands of the handful of government agents. They own all products and means of production. You may not own a business; you may not choose how and when to spend your money according to the best offerings. Your finances are extracted, and you get what you get — which is to say, whatever they decide you should get.

And, Tucker asserted, those currently vying for the position of disproportionate ruler don’t know much:

“[P]elosi may agree with [their left-wing] goals, but she has contempt for their total ignorance of how laws are made. They’re against the democratic system itself, and Pelosi has expressed that contempt repeatedly in public.”

Indeed, there was recently a potent put-down (here) by “the wall is an immorality” Nancy (here). And, as Tucker displayed for the Fox audience, it went this way on 60 Minutes:

Lesley Stahl: You have these wings, AOC and her group on one side.

Pelosi: That’s like five people.

Tucker went on:

“[F]or saying things like that, Pelosi is facing a revolt from within the Democratic Party. She’s being denounced. Guess what they’re calling her? You know … a racist.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib explains that Pelosi is oppressing people of color.

Cue a snippet of Rashida:

“More people like us — people of color — have been missing in the [House] chamber, because most of us — and Ayanna Pressley says it more beautifully — people that are closest to the pain need to be at the table making these decisions. Guess what? We know what it feels like to be dehumanized. We know what it feels like to be brown and black in this country.”

What’s with their increasing obsession over the non-white races?

From a clip:

Martha Raddatz, ABC News: What would you say to Nancy Pelosi? What would you say directly to Nancy Pelosi?

Tlaib: Uplift the women, especially the women of color, within your caucus that are out there. Because I’ll tell you, more people like us, more people like me, that come out to vote [means] we win. All of us win.

All of us?

I hope MLK is somewhere right now where he has plenty of room to roll over…

Tucker observed:

“‘Give us power because of our skin color.’ That’s the argument Tlaib is making. Many make that argument; Ocasio-Cortez made the very same case during her Democratic primary campaign last year.”

So where do Nancy and Joe Biden fit into this new world?

Well, to hear Tucker tell it, they don’t:

“Like Pelosi, Biden has dedicated his entire life to the Democratic Party. As Pelosi has, Biden has dutifully moved left with the party over the years and hasn’t complained about it. He is currently running on, for example, free health care for illegal aliens.

“It’s over for Joe Biden — a bitter end to what might have been a decent political career. Only he seems to be unaware of that. On Saturday, Biden groveled one last time in a doomed effort to save himself.”

He’s most likely right. Joe’s too conservative to fit in with the cool kids. Plus, he’s so old, he lived during a time when he could — and did — say this (here):

“My gut reaction is that [homosexuals] are security risks…”

And what about Nancy? Sure — she’s got the pedigree of saying completely buffoonish things (here) and being a living ode to hypocrisy (here), but that ain’t enough.

But, as Tucker pointed out, mainstream America isn’t into the fads and fables of the House’s “Fresh Face Caucus“:

“Normal Americans know they’re not racist. They don’t think their neighbors and friends are racist, either. They don’t care about that. They care about their jobs, their safety, their families, their country.”

Nevertheless, that ain’t woke. And according to Tucker, as far as some of the new kids in Congress are concerned, Nancy and Joe might as well be America’s great aunt and uncle — mouths wide open — collapsed into their recliners after Thanksgiving dinner: They’re old, and they’re asleep.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehereherehere, and here.

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‘Gotcha’ Journalism at Play in Conveniently Timed (Non) Story On Mitch McConnell’s Ancestors Being Slave Owners

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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)

On Monday, NBC News broke what some media and political commentators viewed as a blockbuster story about Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) involving the slave-owning history of some of his ancestors.

The report centered around searches done of McConnnell’s family history by way of “ancestry and census records.” Here’s what they found:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to the descendants of American slaves, has a family history deeply entwined in the issue: Two of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, U.S. census records show.

The two great-great-grandfathers, James McConnell and Richard Daley, owned a total of at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Alabama — all but two of them female, according to the county “Slave Schedules” in the 1850 and 1860 censuses.

The details about McConnell’s ancestors, discovered by NBC News through a search of ancestry and census records, came in the wake of recent hearings on reparations before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Asked about the reparations issue, McConnell, R-Ky., said he was opposed to the idea, arguing it would be hard to figure out whom to compensate.

Even if you hadn’t read the story itself, the headline and subheadline to it tell you all you need to know about why the story was done in the first place: To shame the Senator for taking what the news network views as a conveniently calculated position against reparations:

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Screen grab via NBC News.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was incredulous that NBC News even found this to be newsworthy:

Former Red State managing editor Erick Erickson – now the editor at The Resurgent, called this story out for what it is:

There literally is no journalistic or newsworthy purpose for this article except to apply pressure on McConnell to not block slave reparations legislation. There is none. As the article itself notes,

Louis Cain, professor emeritus at Loyola University Chicago and an expert on the economics of slavery, said more Americans have been stained by slavery than they realize. “I suspect with the mobility of the American population in the 20th and 21st centuries, most of us have ancestors that owned slaves, including many individuals who did not arrive until well after the Civil War,“ Cain said. “The responsibility for what happened was collective, not individual.”

This completely undermines the purpose of the article. If the responsibility is collective, singling out McConnell is ridiculous, but that’s exactly what NBC News is doing because it is not reporting news. It is working to advance the hucksters’ reparations agenda.

Similar point made here:

Bingo.

The journalism community – both inside and outside of NBC, were quick to share, write up their own versions, and/or praise the report and defend the journalists behind it from accusations of an agenda.

Here’s NBC News digital reporter Jon Allen trying to justify the report:

Tim Perone is an assistant managing editor for NBC News digital:

Here’s NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford, in one of the more obvious displays of agenda-driven journalistic commentary:

Move along, no agenda to see here.

Clay Travis notes that the Louisville Courier‘s headline was arguably worse than NBC‘s:

Key point from John Hayward and others surrounding this story:

And how convenient was the timing of this story? Very, very convenient:

Here are some more burning questions the mainstream media won’t answer about this story:

Related: If the mainstream media are so good at digging into family histories, how did they so badly botch the Sen. Elizabeth Warren fake Native American heritage story?

Doing a quick scan of reactions to the story last night and today on social media and other websites, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many rank and file leftists (not the ones are perpetually outraged) say they didn’t think story was fair to McConnell. ‘Blaming him for the sins of his ancestors isn’t right’ was the key take away I got from much of what I read in comments.

It’s very obvious why the media ran this story. NBC News and their defenders can try to explain it away all they want to, but it’s very clear what the agenda was here – and it wasn’t journalism.

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The Latest Consumer Boycott Proves the Outrage Outstrips the Facts, but the Outcome Will Still be Failure

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When boycotting a company because you get the facts wrong make sure you raaise the volume on your outrage!

Yes, it is happening again. There is a social media maelstrom and people are so outraged they are pledging to vote with their wallets in the marketplace. These entreaties, like always, are mostly impotent. Their wallets are as empty as their values, and they cannot find the means to get off of a sofa to even engage in the marketplace. And they have managed to prove all of this with the latest effrontery, the call to boycott the Home Depot franchise.

Like Brandon Morse said earlier, millennials are vacant on the skills set needed to even dare enter a Home Depot location, but this boycott proves one other talent eludes these inactive-ists: comprehension. It is with astounding obviousness that this entire dose of outrage is sparked by one basic truth. These shriekers are incapable of reading beyond a headline.

What has them supposedly set off is a profile done in the outlet Business Insider about Home Depot co-founder, Bernie Marcus. The billionaire said he was going to be donating to Donald Trump’s upcoming Presidential campaign. In fact, Marcus said a lot of things, and the article also details many other things, yet those were all dispatched when the carnival-barker loungers stopped after seeing the article’s headline.

For one, Bernie Marcus is no longer affiliated with the Home Depot business. He stepped down from the board about SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO. His opinions today, and the contributions he chooses to make are in no way affiliated with the store chain. The people who are trying to direct others on how to conduct their shopping preferences do so without even being bothered to read a single article on the subject that has them so incensed. But then, had they endeavored to read they would not have been incensed, and then they would have had no purpose to virtue signal.

Marcus has done this before. He donated to Trump’s 2016 campaign, and curiously there was no call for a backlash against the company then. Even those screeching who want to make the wan argument that supporting the store would still benefit him through stock holdings, that is another failure. Marcus divested fully from Home Depot. He is now pledging to donate the bulk of his fortune to causes, a small fraction of which involves a donation to Trump.

Here is a question for those claiming to be cutting up their HD gift cards: what is the reaction when I tell you that a former co-chairman at the company with Marcus, the billionaire Arthur Blank, made donations in the past Presidential elections to Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama? Does that not cancel out? I mean, we are talking about two individuals not with the company, giving money to opposing political parties. How does that affect your impression of the store chain, where neither of them has an interest?

Even bypassing this factual minefield, many of those who are caterwauling have pledged to never shop at Home Depot, and they will energetically take their business to their main competitor, Lowes. Cagey move, that. According to the political donation tracking site Open Secrets, if you want to stop shopping at Home Depot because of the man who is not with the company is donating to the GOP, you are instead rushing out to give your money to a company that supports the GOP.

Well, that will certainly show the guy who is not financially tied to Home Depot’s quarterly returns — as well as the Republican party.

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The Reason Why the Home Depot Boycott Was Doomed to Fail Before It Even Began Is Simple

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Earlier I covered the fact that the co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, was revealed to be a Trump supporter who plans on donating millions to Trump’s campaign for 2020 just like he did for Trump in 2016. This sparked a trending Twitter hashtag “#BoycottHomeDepot” which, upon exploring the hashtag on the site for a bit, produced far more backlash against supporters of the hashtag than agreement with it.

As I wrote Tuesday morning, what’s likely going to happen is that Home Depot may actually experience a small spike profits due to people shopping there out of spite. It happened with Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby, and there’s no reason to believe Home Depot won’t experience the same bump.

But even if people don’t go to Home Depot to troll the outrage brigades on the left with their wallets, Home Depot likely won’t suffer one lost cent due to the internet hashtag and it’s for a very simple reason.

The people who are boycotting Home Depot don’t go to Home Depot.

Let’s break this down. The solid majority of people who would support a hashtag like this, or even know what a hashtag is, are around Millennial aged. I’m sad to say, as a member of that generation, that millennials are too often inept when it comes to skills older generations easily understood.

In 2014, author and economist Neil Howe wrote a piece in Forbes detailing studies that showed millennials are sorely lacking life skills despite the fact that they are the most educated generation the world has ever produced:

In fact, Millennials are unfamiliar with a broad range of life skills. They are less likely than older generations to know how to sew, make basic home repairs, or drive manual-transmission cars. With GPS always at their fingertips, many never really learned to use physical landmarks to guide them. Some can’t even imagine how people functioned before mobile IT. One Millennial wrote an article asking older people how they used to look up information, meet up with friends in public places, and handle getting lost without smartphones. A Boomer responded that he visited the library, scheduled meet-ups, and learned to read a road map.

Millennials can’t be fully blamed for this. Technology has advanced so far that needing to learn these things hasn’t become as important as it used to be. If a millennial presses the right buttons on their smart phone, someone will show up to their door and fix whatever problem they’re having with their home. Howe even makes mention of this:

Generational traits are also contributing to this attitudinal shift. Millennials tend to trust “the system” and don’t mind relying on digital infrastructure for everything. Boomers and Xers are more likely to think that one day it might fail them. So they have backup plans. As one “modern survival” blogger put it in a post about the younger generation, if and when everything goes wrong, “there are so many that will just be so clueless. No common sense and no skills.”

Back to the Home Depot boycott. A lot of the people expressing rage at the fact that someone would dare to support Trump openly are likely the same ones that, should something break in their home, would call a person to come fix it. That blue collar worker who is going to fix the problem is going to have to go somewhere to get the materials necessary to fix the problem.

Chances are he’s going to go to Home Depot. Everything he would need he can find it there in one spot.

And that man likely supports Trump. According to the Washington Examiner, blue collar workers like Trump, and even those whom were expected to go to Biden ended up heading in the opposite direction. This includes the older generations who are more likely to visit Home Depot themselves:

In a survey of key battleground states conducted after Biden entered the 2020 Democratic primary, Trump not only has a 46%-44% edge, but he has a 26-point lead among non-college educated workers earning $75,000 or less, considered the blue-collar base and a Biden target.

What’s more, the battleground state survey from WPA Intelligence showed that Trump does better with Biden’s other main support group, older voters, and has a 48%-44% lead over Biden in Florida, dubbed the Democrat’s “firewall.”

The Home Depot boycott, despite its status as a viral trending hashtag, is about as hollow and hefty as a Wiffle ball.

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Elizabeth Warren Targeted a Trump Backer for Investigation and Is Using It as a Campaign Issue

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One of the standard claims regularly made by the left is that Donald Trump has used federal law enforcement to go after his enemies. While there is no evidence whatsoever to indicate that any of Trump’s enemies have received any scrutiny from law enforcement, there is a great deal of evidence to indicate that President Trump and the people round him have been targeted for investigation because Democrats have demanded it. The latest point of reference is GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy.

Federal prosecutors have intensified their wide-ranging federal investigation into Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser for President Trump, signaling the Justice Department’s continued interest in questions about foreign influence on the administration.

In recent months, federal authorities have searched Mr. Broidy’s Southern California office and subpoenaed records related to him from a onetime business partner and from Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee. They have reportedly asked the authorities in Romania for assistance investigating associates with whom Mr. Broidy worked to win military intelligence contracts potentially worth as much as $64 million.

They have also charged four people who worked with Mr. Broidy on plans to influence the administration, including on behalf of interests in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. While the charges against three of his associates were unrelated to their work with Mr. Broidy, most have been asked about their relationships with him, according to several people familiar with the investigation.

Taken together, the steps suggest mounting pressure on Mr. Broidy. And they underscore the legal questions raised by his efforts to parlay his access into business advantage in the frenetic weeks after Mr. Trump’s election, and then to influence the new administration’s policies toward the Middle East, where he was pursuing contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Just some quick points here. First, this is not Broidy’s first rodeo in regards to similar accusations. The allegations seem to be that Broidy got access to the Trump campaign by raising money. According to the allegations, Broidy got free tickets to events because he was a fundraiser. He gave the free tickets to various people with whom he wished to do business. And, because these people were foreign nationals, this is a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act which forbids giving foreign officials anything “of value” in order to try to win business. There is no evidence, beyond the allegation, that anything like this took place.

I’m totally agnostic on this because I’m not a lawyer and I only know what I’ve read in the New York Times which means that I don’d know very much. But the facts in this case have little bearing on the issue.

So how did this come about?

Shortly after the inauguration, Elizabeth Warren and Richard “Rambo” Blumenthal asked the Justice Department then under the management of Dan Boente to investigate their claim that Broidy “used access to President Trump as a valuable enticement to foreign officials who may be in a position to advance Mr. Broidy’s business interests abroad.”

It would seem that where Justice hasn’t had the time to look at any of the criminal referrals issued by House Intelligence, Judiciary, or Oversight Committees when it was controlled by the GOP, it sort of tripped over its own feet doing the bidding of Warren and Blumenthal.

With Justice supinely acting as a Democrat party enforcer, Warren is now making a campaign issue of an investigation that she demanded of a political opponent who has yet to be charged with a crime, much less convicted.

The fight Warren is carrying on is less about corruption than it is about score settling and damaging the Trump administration and if an innocent man suffers loss of time, money, property, reputation, or even freedom in the service of that goal, well, too bad. Regardless of the merits of the case, campaigning on using your personal clout to strong arm the Justice Department into investigating someone who is a political opponent is something that just isn’t done in American politics. Trump supporters might chant “lock her up” at Hillary Clinton, but Hillary’s ample ass remains free and staggering about the countryside and there is zero chance that she’s indicted because that is not how our government is supposed to operate.

Attorney General Bill Barr needs to take a serious look at this nonsense and determine whether anyone besides a highly visible Trump fundraiser would be targeted for prosecution based on these facts. And why Department of Justice is taking cues from a couple of batsh** crazy Democrats and ignoring House GOP members. I think we all know the answer to that.

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Summer of Crazy: Marco Rubio Recaps the Past Week of Nuttiness and Wonders the Same Thing We All Are

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We’re only a few precious weeks into the summer, but while normal people have already taken the opportunity to ditch their phones and relax by the pool, go on vacation, and/or do other types of outdoorsy things they enjoy, the online outrage machine hasn’t stopped. In fact, it has been cranked up into even higher gears than normal.

The latest example comes from the liberal fauxtrage machine in response to the news that Home Depot’s co-founder announced he would be supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign:

Home Depot shoppers have been threatening to boycott the store after its co-founder, Bernie Marcus, revealed in a recent interview that he’d be donating to President Trump’s re-election bid.

“Never shopping @HomeDepot again,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Cutting up my card,” another said.

Marcus, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, has been a vocal Trump supporter in the past — despite not always agreeing with him.

“He’s got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview, which has been making the rounds on social media.

Between the Home Depot boycott, Nike’s absurd decision not to sell the Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe, a Tempe, AZ Starbucks kicking out police officers, the disturbing Blue Bell ice cream licking incidents, and others, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked the same question Monday many of us are wondering about:

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We are living in some incredibly crazy times.

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The Internet Promotes Boycotting Home Depot After Retired Co-Founder Openly Says He’s Pro-Trump

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The co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, became wealthy as his stores opened up all sorts of possibilities for the DIYers and made it far easier for construction workers to operate. As a businessman who helped businesses build businesses, it should come as no surprise that Marcus appreciates businessmen, and so he seems to like Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Marcus admitted that he likes Trump — while not agreeing with everything he does and says — and made it no secret that he’s donated millions to his campaign. He also plans to do so again. Not as much as he does to philanthropic causes, but enough to help the President’s reelection:

He also has been a major political donor. According to OpenSecrets.org, he was a top contributor to Donald Trump during his presidential run. And Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid. While Trump “sucks” at communication, Marcus said, the president deserves praise for boosting U.S. jobs, confronting China on trade and taking action against Iranian and North Korean aggression.

Marcus said his political giving remains far smaller than what he gives to philanthropic causes and what he plans to give in the future.

As you can probably imagine, the left lost its ever loving mind over this and are now attempting to generate a boycott against Home Depot with a fancy new hashtag, “#BoycottHomeDepot.”

The hashtag went viral, but the problem is that tweets actually looking to promote the hashtag are far fewer than I expected with the hashtag allegedly being so popular. At the time of this writing, at least, much of the contributions to the hashtag are people making fun of the few people who are actually planning on boycotting the store because its co-founder is pro-Trump.

On that note, Marcus actually retired in 2002 and, once again, the left is wasting its outrage on something that won’t hurt the person guilty of wrong-think.

What will likely happen is that Home Depot won’t see any damages from this “boycott.” People who shop at Home Depot do so because it helps them do work and it’s the easiest place to shop for tools and materials. Like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby before it, we can probably look forward to seeing people enthused to shop there just to spite people being angry about its now retired founder being a Trump backer.

 

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Summer of Crazy: Marco Rubio Recaps the Past Week of Nuttiness and Wonders the Same Thing We All Are

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We’re only a few precious weeks into the summer, but while normal people have already taken the opportunity to ditch their phones and relax by the pool, go on vacation, and/or do other types of outdoorsy things they enjoy, the online outrage machine hasn’t stopped. In fact, it has been cranked up into even higher gears than normal.

The latest example comes from the liberal fauxtrage machine in response to the news that Home Depot’s co-founder announced he would be supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign:

Home Depot shoppers have been threatening to boycott the store after its co-founder, Bernie Marcus, revealed in a recent interview that he’d be donating to President Trump’s re-election bid.

“Never shopping @HomeDepot again,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Cutting up my card,” another said.

Marcus, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, has been a vocal Trump supporter in the past — despite not always agreeing with him.

“He’s got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview, which has been making the rounds on social media.

Between the Home Depot boycott, Nike’s absurd decision not to sell the Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe, a Tempe, AZ Starbucks kicking out police officers, the disturbing Blue Bell ice cream licking incidents, and others, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked the same question Monday many of us are wondering about:

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We are living in some incredibly crazy times.

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Have The Obamas Already Chosen Their 2020 Candidate?

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Ever since Kamala Harris’ well rehearsed takedown of former Vice President Joe Biden in the first 2020 Democratic debate, her numbers have soared in the national polls. Her artful but dishonest portrayal of Biden as a racist and his clumsy defense literally doubled her support overnight.

Joe Biden has many shortcomings, but he is not a racist. Many people who have known him over the course of his long political career have spoken up in his defense. Even 2020 rival Tulsi Gabbard defended him on Monday. She tweeted, “But let’s get real…It was a false accusation that Joe Biden is a racist.”

There were two who remained conspicuously silent over the attack. And that would be former President Obama and Michelle. The Obamas, regardless of which candidate they favor, could easily have defended Biden against the accusation of racism, but chose not to. This would make sense if they happened to favor the one responsible for the disingenuous attack.

Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham made a strong case in her opening monologue on Monday night (video below) that the Obamas have quietly thrown their support behind Harris. And “Joe Biden is the only one blocking her from the nomination.” So…

First, she notes the number of Obama administration alums who are currently working for the Harris campaign including Jim Margolis, David Binder, David Huynh, Will Dubbs and Zack Davis.

Next, she points out the connections between Harris and the Obamas. Her younger sister, Maya Harris, was the former head of the Northern California chapter of the ACLU. She is married to Tony West who was a top official in former Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ.

Ingraham said she would “bet her bottom dollar that Team Obama is advising her and advising her to go really tough on her opponents and to be the fighter that Hillary Clinton was not.”

Recall Harris’ recent comments about Trump. “I know predators.” Harris pauses, shakes her head up and down. (Has anyone else ever noticed that, after Harris makes a point, she always does that?) “And we have a predator living in the White House.”

Didn’t Harris have a predator on her own staff until last year when she was forced to let him go?

Anyway, in order to win the nomination, Harris has to gain as much of the black vote as she can and to do so, she must peel support away from Biden. Ingraham said “black voters are a core constituency for the Democratic party and that still favors Biden.”

This might explain her proposal, presented at last weekend’s Essence Festival in New Orleans, for a $100 billion plan to boost home ownership among blacks by funding downpayments and closing costs. She believes this will reduce the wealth disparity between whites and blacks by one third. Ingraham notes that Harris had better be careful about this plan. “What about the Hispanic/white wealth gap or the Native American/white wealth gap. There are a lot of wealth gaps out there.”

Ingraham showed a clip of Biden’s comments about his segregationist colleagues. She then presented a clip of Michelle Obama speaking to talk show host and Oprah BFF, Gayle King. Ingraham said Michelle refused “to throw even a short life line to Biden and she did that for a reason.” She explains:

Remember in 2008 when candidate Obama needed Joe Biden on the ticket? He needed this to give him, Obama, some moderate blue collar cred, to make him more palatable to middle America. But that was then and this is now. We’re living in different times. Biden really isn’t needed today to be the heir to Obamaism. No. When you look across the board, Harris is a much more logical fit.

At a Myrtle Beach, S.C. town hall, she spoke to a predominantly black audience. Immediately, Harris began dropping her g’s. (Why do so many politicians do this?) She tells them the only reason anyone says the economy is great is because the stock market has been strong.

“Well, it’s fine if ya own stocks,” she says. But, Harris might be surprised at how many of them actually do own stocks directly or indirectly through pensions and 401K plans.

“They say, well, how else are you measuring the greatness of the economy? And they point to…Fox News.” The audience says it before she does. They all laugh.

Harris is smart, she is tough and she is ambitious. I personally believe she has the best chance of winning the nomination.

Ingraham sees Harris as Obama 3.0. She believes the Obamas do as well.

Let’s keep an eye on them.

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Dear Megan Rapinoe, Get Over the Fact That You’re a Gay Person With a Political Opinion and Stop Ruining This

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It’s not worth caring about.

It wasn’t long ago that figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy were making it a point to make their homosexuality the centerpiece of their time at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

That they’re gay isn’t really a concern to myself or many others. What mattered is that we had athletes on the world stage and we wanted them to do their very best while they represented our country. That’s all we wanted to care about, but Rippon and Kenworthy wouldn’t let us. They, like you, made it political by launching jabs at VP Mike Pence. Before you, Rippon also declined to go to the White House in order to make a statement.

They forced people to take sides instead of letting us enjoy the global sportsmanship free of political taint.

I want to be clear. When I say “take sides,” I don’t mean gay vs. straight. I mean the overall political message that these men forced the public to answer in the negative or affirmative. That they were Olympians didn’t matter after that. They made their politics eclipse their accomplishments.

What mattered is that they took political stances that many people couldn’t get behind. That they were gay mattered very little.

Now we have you. Another gay athlete with a cliche political opinion that shouldn’t matter in the wake of your victory on the national stage. Sadly, you made it matter. You made sure it would matter, and instead of the world uniting to rejoice and celebrate what you’ve managed to help pull off, we’re now shaking our heads at your disgusting efforts to hijack something pure and uniting and making it into one more thing to fight over.

We watch as you step on the flag of the country that helped bring you to where you are…

You showed further disrespect by consistently kneeling during the National Anthem, essentially insulting those who died for and helped turn this country in a place where heroes can be made and success is far more easily attained. You do this, according to sources, in order to protest Trump, as if the entire country deserves your ire because of one man.

You feel like you’re making a statement and changing things. I’m happy to tell you that you’re likely succeeding, and you’ll likely push people away from your camp and right into Trump’s.

It won’t be hard to figure out why. Your childish behavior rings more like a narcissist with a grudge than a socio-political role model. What’s more, you’re not even original. Rippon already did what you’ve done in the impotent quest to move the public through sports-based LGBT protesting and, like you, failed to move the needle one iota in your direction. What’s more, a lot of your actions are just microwaved leftovers of what Colin Kaepernick already served up, and when his nonsense was trendy to do in the NFL, the league actually lost 33 percent of its audience.

It’s likely that world’s buzz around you will fade, and your divisive advocacy will go with it like Rippon before you. Using your status as an LGBT sports star with an axe to grind will be one more reason for people not to care about what you have to say. Again, it won’t be because you’re a lesbian, it’ll be because you’re beating everyone over the head with it and using it to draw lines in the sand.

Again, nobody cares that you’re gay.

I’ll write for you what I wrote in 2018 to Rippon and Kenworthy.

The bottom line is that being gay doesn’t make you special, it makes you gay. It doesn’t make you a cultural mouthpiece for the western world, nor does it make you a mouthpiece for the LGBT community at large. It’s a diverse crowd with diverse opinions, and I know too many who roll their eyes so hard at the behavior of people like you that their eyes nearly fall out of their sockets.

Outrage about gay outrage is old hat. You need to understand that we are used to it, and that’s all thanks to braver people who came before you. Outside of your ability to play sports well, you are nothing special, just one more blowhard patting yourself on the back for your identity politics while attempting to paint your political rivals as evil.

You’re gay. Get over it. We certainly have.

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