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New NBC/WSJ Poll Has Some Good News For Trump, But You’d Never Know It

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When I was in college many moons ago, we were required to read a book entitled “How To Lie With Statistics.” The book discussed the many ways that information can be misrepresented to mislead an audience. We learned how a single set of data can be manipulated to tell two different stories – or multiple stories.

A textbook example of this phenomenon comes to us from an NBC/WSJ poll published over the weekend. This poll actually contained some positive results – that is, if you happen to be a Trump supporter. But, considering it’s an NBC poll, they do their best to cover up or at least to understate those numbers.

NBC’s article was entitled “‘A deep and boiling anger’: NBC/WSJ poll finds a pessimistic America despite current economic satisfaction.”

The first item that jumps out is when the writer makes her first comparison to October 2015 data, she dutifully adds “when the presidential election was being upended by the anti-establishment message of then-candidate Donald Trump.” Trump was far from the presumptive nominee in October 2015. Although he had the edge, the lead was bouncing back and forth between Trump and Ben Carson all month long. That data can be viewed here. In addition, it was believed that no matter who won the Republican primary, Hillary Clinton would win the presidency.

The writer tells us, “The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that — despite Americans’ overall satisfaction with the state of the U.S. economy and their own personal finances — a majority say they are angry at the nation’s political and financial establishment, anxious about its economic future, and pessimistic about the country they’re leaving for the next generation.

She immediately discounts the good news (for Trump) with the word “despite,” and gives us the bad news.

We are told that 69% of respondents are “satisfied with their overall financial situation today” but they do not tell us what the result was in 2015. I assume it was lower or they would have included it. Then, they quickly write that “a majority — 56 percent — also say they feel “anxious and uncertain because the economy still feels rocky and unpredictable. That’s down slightly from 61 percent in 2015.” I’m surprised that was included.

The writer reports that “70% of Americans say they’re angry at the political establishment.”

This number has not changed since October 2015 when Obama was the President. Instead of reporting that this “deep and boiling anger” at the political establishment began during Obama’s presidency and has remained at the same level, they present it in the title as if Trump is responsible for it. They want readers to believe that these numbers began to head south when Trump took office and have continued to drop ever since because he is so racist and divisive.

Issues & Insights’ John Merline compared this poll’s numerical results to the conclusions the writer drew from them. He wrote:

Sure, you can say that the anger has continued under Trump. But the story we’ve been told repeatedly for two years is that Trump is responsible for the current climate of hatred and discord. The fact that the poll debunks this narrative is newsworthy.

The results also state that 36% of respondents believe that race relations are currently either very good or fairly good. That’s up from 24% in July 2016, the waning days of the Obama administration.

Currently, “36% of Hispanics rate race relations as good, which is up from 23% in July 2016.”

Although 36% is not stellar, today’s data is up 12% and 13%, repectively from the 2015 data.

Because this result flies in the face of the what the mainstream media would have us believe, that Trump is sowing racial hatred, NBC ignores it. Instead, they focus on the finding that 56% think race relations have gotten worse under Trump.” And once again, they don’t tell you that number is precisely the same as it was in 2015. So, it was worse under Obama.

NBC’s analysis ignores the results of another question which asked if respondents were “satisfied that our political system is being shaken up and those who have been ignored for too long are now being heard and put first.” 52% were satisfied. This is surprisingly high because the media would have us believe that Trump only cares about the wealthy when, in reality, Trump connects very well with working Americans.

Finally, the poll offers a choice of two answers. Either a statement describes you very well or somewhat well. I realize that simply leaving it blank is an option, but that provides no distinction between those who feel a statement doesn’t describe them at all and those who don’t know.

In some cases, we see actual numbers, and in other cases, we just have to take the writer’s word for it. And still other answers are left out.

This is a BS poll and it’s conclusions are presented haphazardly. It’s smoke and mirrors and it is meant to mislead. Be prepared for a lot more like this in the next 15 months.

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Politifact Beclowns Itself (Again) in “Fact Check” of Joe Biden’s Claims About Trump and David Duke

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In this July 20, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in an electrical workers union hall in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

When it comes to so-called “fact checkers” like FactCheck.org, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, and Politifact, probably the worst of the bunch is Politifact.

Politifact isn’t exactly the type of fact checking organization that rushes to defend Republicans over false accusations or to take Democrats to task over the lies they tell. They’ve proved it several times over the last couple of months, with the exception of a “pants on fire” rating they gave to California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) earlier this month.

The latest example of their unreliability comes from a fact check they did today of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claim that Trump has never condemned racists like David Duke or Richard Spencer.

Here’s how they started it off:

In a speech in Iowa Aug. 20, Biden said:

“David Duke, head of the Ku Klux Klan, former head of the Klan. When that group came out of the woods, the fields, carrying those torches he said, ‘That’s why we voted for Donald Trump.’ He said he would take the country back. The white nationalist, Richard Spencer, he hailed Trump. He said, ‘This is the white nationalism we have been looking for.’ Did you hear him condemn either one of those people? Ever utter a word of condemnation?”

Biden didn’t answer his own question, but he was clearly stating Trump hasn’t condemned either racist leader.

Next, they don’t accuse Biden of lying, they just say he’s “exaggerating” about Trump’s criticisms of David Duke even though they admit in the very next sentence that Trump’s condemnation of David Duke “goes back decades.”

After that, they insinuate that Biden’s claim about Trump condemning Richard Spencer can’t be considered “pants on fire” false because of Trump’s comments about the Charlottesville riots (which they’ve wrongly mischaracterized):

But Biden exaggerates when he says Trump hasn’t condemned Duke at all.

Trump’s condemnation of Duke goes back decades, though sometimes Trump has been more forceful than other times. Trump has also criticized demonstrations in which Spencer participated. But then Trump also said that there were “very fine people, on both sides” at the Charlottesville, Va., march.

Sigh.

Throughout the piece, Politifact gives numerous examples of Trump condemning the KKK. Of Trump condemning David Duke. Of Trump disavowing racist protests like the ones put on or participated in by Spencer.

But even after definitively proving Biden’s claims were “pants on fire” false, they gave it a “mostly false” rating. In again saying Biden was merely “exaggerating”, they explain why here:

Trump didn’t condemn Duke when asked about him in an interview with Tapper on CNN in 2016. But decades before, he had clearly condemned the former KKK leader — and he did so after the Tapper interview, too. Some of his disavowals have been brief.

We can’t find an example of Trump condemning Spencer by name or being asked to do so, but he has criticized gatherings where Spencer, a white nationalist, played a major role, including Charlottesville.

But Trump has at times detracted from his own denunciation of racism. Most notably, Trump said there were “very fine people, on both sides” at the Charlottesville march. At other times his denunciations have seemed reluctantly made. But he has made them.

We rate this statement Mostly False.

This is simply not true, and they even have the complete transcript of the press conference on their own website of what Trump said after Charlottesville, which disproves their insinuation that the presser “detracted” from his denunciations of racism.

With fact checking outlets like Politifact and mainstream media outlets like NBC News and CNN, you literally cannot win. When you do condemn racists and racism, it’s still not enough.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Watch: Audience Thinks Dave Chappelle Is Making Fun of Trump Till He Drops a Truth Bomb On Them

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Dave Chappelle is back and his latest special and he isn’t overly concerned about outrage from the left.

In fact, during one of his bits in his special, Chappelle begins doing impressions. The first is an impression of the founding fathers telling a “n****r” to finish the Constitution so he can sleep. I’m not sure if he’s insinuating that a black person actually penned the constitution, but it doesn’t matter.

The joke put the audience ready for another crack at things Republicans might hold dear. For his second impression, Chappelle started by not telling them who he was doing an impression of.

“Hey! Durr! If you do anything wrong in your life – duh – and I find out about it, I’m gonna try to take everything away from you, and I don’t care what I find out. IT could be today, tomorrow, 15 – 20 years from now, if I find out, you’re f***ing finished!” said Chappelle.

Chappell asked who that sounds like, and before he could even get the question out, people were already yelling that it was Trump.

“That’s you!” said Chappelle, pointing at the audience.

“That’s what the audience sounds like to me!” he continued. “That’s why I don’t be coming out and doing comedy all the time because y’all n*****s is the worst motherf***ers I’ve ever tried to entertain in my f***ing life.”

The audience laughs it up, but the truth behind Chappelle’s joke is pretty sad. Outrage culture had made it hard for comedians to be comedians. Even jokes that would be considered innocent put the comedian at risk of offending the wrong person and initiating an outrage mob to come after them.

Various comedians have expressed their unease with performing comedy routines, especially on college campuses out of fear that they’ll hurt their careers after students become offended.

Having it thrown back in their faces is actually kind of refreshing. I don’t see comedians actually making fun of outrage culture, specifically from the left, part of their act but society could stand to have it happen a lot more.

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Joe Biden’s Approval Numbers are In Free-Fall, and a New Leader May Soon Rise

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The latest poll shows that the “electability” of former VP Joe Biden isn’t keeping his numbers up.

According to The Hill, a Monmouth University Poll shows that Biden’s approval numbers are in free fall, and have now dropped below 20 percent, and statistically tying him with Sens Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren:

The survey showed Biden with support from 19 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters nationally, a double-digit decline from Monmouth’s most recent poll in June when he led the pack with 32 percent.

Now, the dynamics have changed, according to the Monmouth survey. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the primary field’s top progressive candidates, are each at 20 percent, putting them in a statistical tie with Biden and indicating a tightening three-way race.

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, senses a changing in the tide due to creeping doubts about Biden’s relatability.

“The main takeaway from this poll is that the Democratic race has become volatile,” Murray said. “Liberal voters are starting to cast about for a candidate they can identify with. Moderate voters, who have been paying less attention, seem to be expressing doubts about Biden.”

He also added, however, that instead of searching for a candidate that aligns more with their beliefs and values, Democrat voters are just landing on those with higher name recognition.

Biden’s main threat seems to be Sanders.

A Hill-HarrisX poll released on Monday shows that of all the candidates they may jump from Biden for, Sanders takes the lead by 35 percent, and that’s an eight-point increase from the last time the poll was taken in May. The runner up is Warren at 20 percent, but she had the largest jump of 12-points from May.

While Sanders may have more recognition, Warren seems to have the most momentum.

I personally think that by the end of it all, Biden will have fallen off and we’ll get Warren as the 2020 Democratic candidate. Unless Biden can suddenly turn his image around and begin pushing back aggressively and without fault, he may recover his lead. The problem for Biden throughout this 2020 election cycle, however, has been Biden.

The guy is a gaffe factory who often finds himself saying foolish things and misremembering everything else. It’s gotten so bad that he recently had to reassure Democratic voters that he’s “not going nuts.”

Meanwhile, Warren is gaining popularity. Her stances are just as radical as some of the more out-there candidates, but as Monmouth’s President pointed out, it’s not about values here, it’s about popularity and name recognition. Warren is playing that fiddle prettily.

Expect Biden to be shrugged off by many more Democrats before this is done.

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Chick-fil-A Director Trolls Popeye’s Employees In the Nicest Way Possible

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The feud between Chick-fil-A and Popeye’s has been a duel for the ages, with Popeye’s trying to move in on Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich perfection. The only problem so far is that Popeye’s never seems to have any chicken sandwiches to sell due to the high demand.

In light of their constant shortage, one Chick-fil-A manager decided to take the opportunity to do a bit of good-natured trolling. Jené Walker of Greensboro, North Carolina, was pulling to the Popeye’s with her co-worker and noticed there was hardly a soul to be seen at the restaurant, with the exception of one man in an orange polo holding a Chick-fil-A bag.

“I instantly thought ‘what is a Popeyes employee doing with a Chick-fil-A bag at Popeyes?’” Walker said in a Facebook post.

Upon investigation, they found that it was a mischievous Chick-fil-A director with a big smile on his face, but while he was going to poke fun at Popeye’s, his intent was far from malicious:

“He had the biggest smile on his face,” Walker said. “When we asked him what he was doing over there at Popeyes he said he was just bringing over some sandwiches since he knew they were sold out.”

Walker said the Chick-fil-A director told them that he knew they had been super crowded and stressed out and said he wanted to help.

After the exchange with the Popeyes employee, Walker said the Chick-fil-A director offered her and her coworker a free lunch at his store.

Walker’s Facebook post has now gone completely viral, and says that she’ll never cheat on Chick-fil-A again.

The internet is full of nasty jokes and outrage, but here we see two opponents actually having healthy competition and being nice about even while they troll each other.

Of course, it helps that one of the parties involved is Chick-fil-A. The two chicken chains have been in a duel for chicken sandwich superiority for some time now, and it all started with a Twitter post from Popeye’s trying to troll Chick-fil-A. Of course, it was all fun and games for Popeye’s…

until Wendy’s showed up.

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Bret Stephens at the New York Times Freaks Out Over Silly ‘Bedbug’ Tweet

Modern journalism is rough, y’all. The industry is under constant financial pressure from the transition to the internet and our divisive current political climate means that your writing is likely to irritate people, who might track you down online and harass you with vicious, threatening words…like comparing you to a tiny insect.

Huh?

Yesterday, Dave Karpf, an associate professor at George Washington University, tweeted a little joke in response to a story about bedbugs infesting the New York Times newsroom, saying that the bedbugs were a metaphor for Bret Stephens, a conservative NYT columnist. Stephens has drawn ire from both sides of the aisle on occasion, with those on the right annoyed at his criticism of President Donald Trump and more moderate views on issues like gun control, and those on the left annoyed in general at the designated token conservative the NYT allows on their opinion pages.

Originally, the tweet was virtually unnoticed in the firehose of daily mayhem that is Twitter. As Karpf noted, it had zero retweets and nine likes…until Stephens got involved.

Stephens was apparently so incensed about Karpf’s bedbug joke that he emailed him and copied Karpf’s university provost (his boss) to complain.

“I’m often amazed about the things supposedly decent people are prepared to say about other people — people they’ve never met — on Twitter. I think you’ve set a new standard,” wrote Stephens.

This is all over one little joke comparing him to a bedbug.

Continued Stephens: “I would welcome the opportunity for you to come to my home, meet my wife and kids, talk to us for a few minutes, and then call me a ‘bedbug’ to my face. That would take some genuine courage and intellectual integrity on your part.”

Does he want to fight Karpf? So bizarre.

Karpf was understandably irritated that Stephens had tried to tattle to his boss, and posted the email on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. The original tweet has now been retweeted nearly four thousand times, with nearly twenty-five thousand likes, and Karpf’s tweet with Stephens’ email has been shared even more.

Stephens was on MSNBC this morning and attempted to defend his histrionics, calling Karpf’s tweet “dehumanizing and totally unacceptable,” and claiming he wasn’t actually trying to get him in professional trouble by tattling to his boss, he just felt that “managers should be aware of the way in which their people, their professors or journalists, interact with the rest of the world.”

Sure, buddy.

Bedbugs are a nuisance and difficult and expensive to eradicate, if you know anyone who’s had the misfortune of dealing with an infestation. But when viewed in comparison to the constant cesspool that is the online world these days, “bedbug” is just not something that should get any sort of response, certainly not a tattling email to one’s boss.

As many people pointed out, every single female journalist has to deal with far worse than getting called “bedbug” if they’re active on social media at all. I’m pretty sure someone called me worse than “bedbug” just today, and if I scrolled through the accounts I’ve blocked or muted, I could find stuff that would really light Stephens’ hair on fire. I haven’t tried to get any of those people fired, though.

The kerfuffle has proved to be too much for Stephens to handle, and he deactivated his Twitter account earlier today.

The whole incident is just exploding with irony, coming the same week as the Times complained about conservative activists highlighting controversial and racist tweets from their journalists in an attempt to cause professional consequences for them. Stephens had a meltdown over a silly and inconsequential joke that originally was seen by maybe a few dozen people, and tried to end a man’s career over it.

His excuses ring hollow — Stephens had no prior connection or interaction with Karpf or his provost before this incident and there was no reason to include the provost on the email except to hope that it would cause trouble for Karpf at work.

It’s time we rename the Streisand Effect in honor of Bret “Bedbug” Stephens. The Streisand Effect, as you probably know, is named for what happens when an attempt to silence a critic or censor information draws far more attention than if you had just left it alone. The term was coined after Barbra Streisand sued a photographer for publishing photos of her Malibu, California home.

But what Stephens has done here far surpasses Streisand on an exponential scale. Streisand is a rich celebrity and the fact she has a very expensive Malibu home isn’t exactly news. The specific location was public record and other photos were already available. Stephens, on the other hand, dug up a lonely little tweet that whispered by for a moment on Twitter, turned it into a still-trending topic, and probably earned himself a new nickname. He may end up getting called “Bedbug” for the rest of his life.

If we can take any lessons from this whole misadventure, perhaps it can highlight the absurdity and potential abuse of trying to get someone fired for their social media activity. If you have clear evidence someone is committing fraud or putting people in danger, by all means, contact their boss — or better yet, the police if it’s an actual crime! — but if it’s just a mean tweet, roll your eyes and move the heck on with your life.

I’m sure Bedbug Stephens wished he had.

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Brazil Tells G7 to Keep Their Aid Money, then Burns World Leaders by Telling Them What They Can Do With It

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While the leaders at the G7 summit may have felt good about drumming up $20 million for Brazil to help fight the fires in the Amazon, Brazil is shrugging it off and adding a few choice words for these leaders to boot.

According to The Hill, Brazil representatives said that the money is “interference” and added that the language of accepting the term was too “ambiguous.” Furthermore, Brazil said it never asked for this help and it was decided without the input of Brazil at all:

According to The Hill, Brazil did tell them what they could do with that money, though, and that’s to solve their own problems:

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro‘s chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, also told Globo news website in response to the offer: “Thanks, but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” according to Politico.

“Macron cannot even avoid a predictable fire in a church that is part of the world’s heritage, and he wants to give us lessons for our country?” Lorenzoni added, referring to French President Emmanuel Macron and the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris earlier this year.

Ouch.

It’s not entirely clear what was in the agreement for the money, but it was seemingly insulting to Brazillian leaders if this was their reaction. The decision for the funding from the G7 council was made on Monday without both Brazil’s input and President Donald Trump, who did not attend that meeting.

Bolsonaro himself has been called the “Trump of the Tropics” after running a populist right-wing campaign. One of his goals was to open up the rainforest for business development, as Brazil’s environmental laws were “suffocating” the country according to him. He has expressed his belief that the fires were started in the Amazon by nongovernmental organizations to try to make him look bad, according to The Hill.

 

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CA Restaurant Owner: Bernie Sanders Was So Rude To His Staff, He’s Lost His Vote

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a terrible impression on California restaurant owner John Kinston last week. Sanders arrived at John’s Grill, an 111-year-old San Francisco bistro with about 15 members of his staff. Konstin told Politico, “It was all very nice, except for rude and cranky Bernie…He didn’t want to shake hands, he didn’t want a picture. No campaign face…He wasn’t nice to any of the staff.”

Most significantly, Konstin said, “He lost my vote.”

This restaurant is a favorite among San Francisco politicians and it was especially busy last Thursday night because the DNC’s summer meeting was being held in the city.

Konstin told Politico that he “hosted a full house, including a big party with Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, all led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was “pure class.”

Lee Housekeeper, the restaurant’s media contact, told Sfgate that “it’s uncharacteristic for Konstin to speak ill of his restaurant patrons…Bernie had to be in a terrible mood. Anyone in the public eye needs to understand when it’s time to order room service.”

Housekeeper added that, “Sanders left a tip and his wife apologized as the group was leaving the restaurant.”

Sfgate reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had visited San Francisco in June for the 2019 California Democratic Convention and dined with her staff at Ayala in Union Square’s Hotel G.

Ayala’s General Manager Alexandra Loulias said, “She was absolutely wonderful and came into our kitchen. So complimentary of our staff. She took individual photos with everyone. Just the nicest lady.”

Take that Bernie. Manners matter.

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Video: Beto Gives Ghoulish, Appalling Answer to Pro-Lifer’s Question About Whether Pre-Born Lives Matter

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Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks to reporters after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke made a campaign stop in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday where he gave an answer to a pro-life voter’s question on abortion that was so appalling it honestly speaks for itself, and speaks volumes about the left’s ghoulish position on abortion.

Here’s what the voter asked and how O’Rourke answered (transcribed):

Voter: And someone asked you specifically, specifically about third trimester abortions, and you said that’s a decision left up to the mother. So, my question is this: I was born September 8th, 1989, and I want to know if you think on September 7th, 1989, my life had no value.

Beto: Of course I don’t think that. And of course I’m glad that you’re here. But you referenced my answer in Ohio, and it remains the same. This is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making. That’s a decision for the woman to make. (the College of Charleston crowd uproariously applauds)

We want her to have the best possible access to care and to a medical provider, and I’ll tell you the consequence of this, this attack on a woman’s right to choose …

Voter interjects: But what about my right to life?

Beto: I listened to you and I heard your question. I’m answering it. And the attack on Roe v. Wade, which we thought was the settled law of the land, and lest we had any illusion that the achievements that we’ve made are protected forever, or that progress is inevitable, that has been shattered right now.

And I want to tell you some of the consequences of this. In my home state of Texas, thanks to these TRAP laws that make it harder for providers to offer the full spectrum of reproductive care, more than a quarter of our family planning clinics have closed. And it has made us one of the epicenters of this maternal mortality crisis because not only can you not get safe, legal access to an abortion, you cannot get access to a cervical cancer screening, or a family planning provider, or — in a state that refused to expand Medicaid — any provider at all, and we are losing the lives of women in our state as a result.

I don’t question the decisions that a woman makes. Only she knows what she knows, and I want to trust her with that. So, I appreciate the question. Thank you. (More applause from the crowd)

Watch video of Beto answering the question below:

What will be completely ignored by the mainstream media regarding his answer and largely ignored by pro-choice Democrats and commentators about it is that Beto basically told the voter, “yes, I’m glad you’re here but I’m also glad your mother had the right to abort you up to the moment of birth and it would have been ok if she did because it’s legal and we should respect her decision.”

Seriously. When you take out all the stock answers about so-called TRAP laws, etc., what he basically told this voter is he exists only because his mother chose to have him and furthermore, that that is completely ok, y’all.

Beto, like other Democrats, likes to paint himself as the moral authority when it comes to which lives matter. He’d have you believe that he thinks all lives matter and should be respected. But here’s the reality: That is not who he is, nor is it what his party is.

Because when it comes to life, they’ve made it clear that unborn lives are not as important as a woman’s “right” to terminate them even if she decides to do it moments before birth.

Think about it.

Related/Flashback –>> Video: Rep. Katie Porter Ghoulishly Explains to ‘Squishy’ Bill Maher His Mom Had the Right to Abort Him

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Joe Walsh Has Lost His Radio Show

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Joe Walsh may have just ruined his career over his insistence that President Donald Trump is the worst President in history.

Walsh began as a major Trump supporter, but over time became one of his most ardent opponents. As my colleague Mike Ford reported over the weekend, Walsh announced his intention to primary Trump and run for President himself.

The likelihood of Walsh beating Trump and taking the Presidency is so minimal that you’d have to see his chances through a high-powered microscope. According to Gallup, Trump has an 88 percent approval rating among Republicans and his economy is still going strong.

Walsh has now said that he lost his nationally syndicated radio show during a CNN interview after he revealed that the majority of his listeners are pro-Trump.

“I just found out that I lost my national radio show. So that’s gone, but I figure that might happen, John,” Walsh told CNN on Monday.

Walsh said that he found out he had lost the radio show moments before he went on air with CNN.

“I’m running for president. I oppose this president. Most of my listeners support the president. It’s not an easy thing to do to be in conservative talk radio and oppose this president,” said Walsh.

Walsh said he’s okay with it, and that he’ll be campaigning full time anyway.

Who he’s going to try to win over is a mystery. Even his own fanbase wasn’t with him. Regardless, many mainstream news outlets who were content to call Walsh a racist and a crackpot are now giving him all the airtime he could possibly ask for. This says more about the desperation and derangement of the leftist media than it does anything else.

Furthermore, I’m not sure said airtime is going to do him any good. The Republican party is pretty united behind Trump, especially in the face of the radical threat from the left. It’s not going to uproot itself from Trump’s camp in order to support someone the left now approves of.

 

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