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Oops: House Democrats Mistakenly Post ‘Kids in Cages’ Pics from Obama Era to Promote anti-Trump Hearing

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Migrant families cross the Rio Grande to get illegally across the border into the United States, to turn themselves in to authorities and ask for asylum, next to the Paso del Norte international bridge, near El Paso, TX, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)

House Oversight Committee Democrats were caught in a couple of significant “oopsies” on Twitter Tuesday, when it was discovered not one but two tweets they posted this month to promote a “kids in cages” immigration hearing that was held earlier today contained images of kids in cages during the Obama administration.

Fox News reports:

“Last week, members of our committee visited a detention center at the southern border and discovered grotesque treatment of children,” the first tweet, posted Tuesday afternoon, said. “This week, we are examining the inhumane treatment of the children in these detention centers.”

But the tweet included a photograph taken by The Associated Press in 2014, during the Obama administration, showing migrants in detention in Arizona. The Trump campaign flagged the soon-deleted tweet and noted the image comes from a time when current Democratic presidential primary front-runner Joe Biden was vice president.

“House Democrats are promoting their ‘civil rights’ hearing on ‘kids in cages’ and ‘inhumane treatment’ with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President,” the tweet read. “So dishonest!”

According to The Daily Caller, House Democrats then put up a new tweet with a different photograph — also, it turns out, from the Obama administration years. That tweet was soon deleted as well, after it was noticed by their Republican counterparts on the committee.

“You all know that’s a picture from 2014, right? Remind us who was President then,” the tweet said.

Here’s are screen grabs of the tweets. The first one was from July 2nd, according to Caleb Hull. The second one was from Tuesday the 9th:

If they were truly interested in the whole truth, why not just alter the text on the images to read “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border from 2014-2019”? Because asking for a full accounting regarding the origins of the “kids in cages” issues on the border is apparently just too much:

“The photo was an error, and it has been removed. But there is simply no comparison between the actions of the Obama Administration and the Trump Administrations,” a committee aide on the Democratic side told the Washington Examiner. “The Obama Administration did not separate children from their families and create dehumanizing conditions as a way to deter immigration and asylum, which is the stated policy of the Trump Administration. The Obama Administration separated children only in an extremely small number of cases when there was a true danger to the child’s safety.”

Last month, Obama’s former ICE chief Thomas Homan confirmed once again how and when the issues with putting kids behind the chain-link fences began.
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AOC Accuses Pelosi of Making Her Do Actual Work

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, looks over her notes during testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Sitting next to Ocasio-Cortez is Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The inter-party fighting between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi keeps getting more ridiculous.

The most recent volley involved Pelosi telling her members that she wants them to bring their problems to her and to stop tweeting their displeasure about their colleagues to the public. This came in an address to the House Democratic caucus seeking to unify the warring factions.

The Daily Mail reported on what happened as well as some other interesting comments from AOC.

‘You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our Members and expect us to think that that is just ok,’ the speaker told them according to a source in the room.

The speaker pushed to cool tensions between her more moderate and liberal wings of the party in the wake of a public boiling over that was partially due to comments she made to The New York Times about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ‘squad’ of liberal lawmakers.

Asking AOC not to tweet her grievances is like asking her not to breath, so yeah, good luck with that one.

Pelosi predictably took a shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well in an attempt to deflect criticism from her own caucus over the latest border funding bill.

‘Mitch McConnell would have been very happy if we passed nothing, and nothing was done. He doesn’t care about the children,’ she said of the Senate GOP leader.

‘But to have nothing go to the children. I just couldn’t do that. I’m here to help the children when it’s easy and when it’s hard. Some of you are here to make a beautiful pâté but we’re making sausage most of the time,’ she added.

McConnell preferred to do nothing so he…sent the House a clean, bi-partisan bill for them to pass. Sounds logical.

Something else stuck out to me in the article though, namely that AOC is quoted as complaining that Nancy Pelosi was making her do actual work.

The most prominent of those is Ocasio-Cortez, who has become a Democratic force to be reckoned with – a prominence she suggested the party leadership was aware of, noting she was given several prominent committee assignments in an effort to keep her busy – and likely out of their hair.

‘I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy,’ she said.

Yes, yes they are trying to keep you busy. You see, being elected to Congress is not about Instagram and staged photo-ops at the border. It’s about actually getting things done. That means serving on committees, doing research, helping write bills, and generally trying to be of some use in governing. Freshman members do not get to walk in and start setting policy platforms and are expected to earn their dues.

This apparently came as a shock to AOC, who sees the fact that she was (stupidly) given top committee assignments as a negative that’s holding her down. I mean, how is she supposed to riff about concentration camps and global warming all the time on Twitter if she’s got to show up for work?

I’m just glad AOC is here to remind us how difficult it is to be an elected official in Congress. I mean, you’ve got go to work for almost half the year. Your average American clearly couldn’t handle such a grueling schedule.

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Video: Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe Accidentally Undercuts Her Own Equal Pay Discrimination Argument

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The U.S. women’s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the championship trophy at City Hall after a ticker tape parade, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in New York. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women’s World Cup title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

There are self-owns, and then there are epic self-owns. The one performed by women’s World Cup soccer champ Megan Rapinoe Tuesday night during an interview on Rachel Maddow’s show falls into the latter category.

We’ll get to that in a second. But first, some background.

In addition to being engaged in a very public war of words with President Trump, Rapinoe – one of the more vocal members of the women’s team – has been an outspoken proponent of “equal pay.” In fact, she and other members of the U.S. team filed a lawsuit earlier this year on the grounds that they were not being treated fairly by the league based on their gender:

Three months before beginning their defense of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay.

Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team.

The women’s team has often championed equal rights issues and sought more equitable pay during collective bargaining two years ago.

“I think a lot of people look to us and our team and the collective voice that we have and what we’ve stood for, for inspiration and for power, and as an ally in this broader fight for equality and human rights, really,” said winger Megan Rapinoe, a co-captain and veteran of 149 international appearances.

But as A.G. Hamilton wrote at National Review a couple of days ago, there is no equal pay discrimination issue at play here for the women’s team:

In reality, relative to the men’s World Cup, it was actually the women’s teams that were being paid a much larger share of what they brought in. While [mainstream media] articles noted that the U.S. women’s team brings in more money than the men’s team, they all managed to ignore the more-relevant disparity in revenue: The men’s tournament brought in over $6 billion in revenue in 2018, while the women’s tournament is estimated to only have brought in $131 million in 2019. The prize pools are taken from those revenue totals. In other words, the women’s prize pool was approximately 23 percent of their total revenue, while the men’s prize pool consisted of approximately 7 percent of revenue. The winning men’s players received only about four times as much as the winning female players, despite bringing in over 45 times as much revenue. These numbers should make it obvious that there is no substantive case that the women’s team is underpaid relative to their male counterparts, but the media managed to ignore those facts.

Forbes.com‘s Mike Ozanian put it in even simpler terms in a piece he wrote on this issue back in March around the time the lawsuit was filed:

The men still pull the World Cup money wagon. The men’s World Cup in Russia generated over $6 billion in revenue, with the participating teams sharing $400 million, less than 7% of revenue. Meanwhile, the Women’s World Cup is expected to earn $131 million for the full four-year cycle 2019-22 and dole out $30 million to the participating teams.

In short, if you can bring in the revenue, you can bring more money into your own pocket – and it doesn’t matter what your gender is.

In the interview segment from Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow noted that in the World Cup championship game, the fans started “equal pay” chants in the stands. She asked Rapinoe how soccer fans could get more involved in helping the players in their fight. Here’s what Rapinoe said:

“Fans can come to games. Obviously, national team games would be a hot ticket. But we have nine teams in the NWSL. You can go to your league games. You can support that way. You can buy players’ jerseys, you can lend your support in that way. You can tell your friends about it, you can become season ticket holders. I think in terms of that, that’s the easiest way for fans to get involved.”

Watch video of her response below:

Her answer prompted some rather obvious questions and comments:

Maybe math is just too hard for Rapinoe and her teammates. Either that, or wallowing in perceived victimhood just comes natural to so-called “progressive” women. Either way, Rapinoe has undercut her own argument regarding supposed pay discrimination based on gender, proving to anyone not looking to bask in Woke GloryWestlake Legal Group 2122 Video: Soccer Player Megan Rapinoe Accidentally Undercuts Her Own Equal Pay Discrimination Argument Sports soccer Rachel Maddow Politics North Carolina New York Megan Rapinoe LGBTQ LGBT gay rights Front Page Stories Front Page Feminism Featured Story Featured Post democrats Culture Allow Media Exception   that all of this has been more about narcissistic grandstanding and virtue signaling on her part than anything else.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll get back to my tea.

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Related–>> The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Really Doesn’t Want ‘Equal’ Pay (Although I’m Not Sure Their Fans Know That)

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On Wings of Eagles – A Tribute to Ross Perot

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On Wings of Eagles – A Tribute to Ross Perot

Billionaire H. Ross Perot died yesterday at the age of 89 after an ultimately unsuccessful fight with leukemia. Perot, is mostly known for his two failed presidential campaigns. There are some who blame him for President H.W. Bush’s loss to Bill Clinton. I am not among them. But that’s not the subject of today’s offering. Ross Perot was much more than an “eccentric” billionaire turned politician.

Perot is also a legend in American Military circles. We’ve all heard the old adage: There are 3 types of people; Those Who Make Things Happen, Those Who Watch Things Happen, and Those Who Wonder What Happened. Perot wasn’t someone who things happened to, or who continually wondered, “What happened?” He made things happen.

Today during his morning show, David Webb and I had a conversation about Operation Hotfoot, Ross Perot’s private, personally funded operation to rescue two of his executives from an Iranian prison, just days before the return of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian revolution—a revolution that resulted in the imprisonment of 52 American hostages by the revolutionary “government.”

When Perot learned that two of his executives had been jailed on trumped up charges, he immediately began exploring all avenues to gain their release, both inside government channels and out. Ultimately, he ended up hiring a U.S. Army Special Forces legend, retired Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simons, to train some of his employees who had volunteered to help break the two prisoners out.

Simons put the team through a rigorous training regimen at Perot’s weekend place near Dallas, Texas. The training and rehearsals paid off during the operation, when unforeseen circumstances required decisions and changes on the fly.

Without going into egregious detail, Operation Hotfoot was a resounding success. Perot’s team, led by Colonel Simons, was able to rescue the two jailed employees and get them across the border into Turkey and ultimately back to the United States…without firing a shot. You can find what I consider the best account of this operation in Ken Follett’s book, “On Wings of Eagles.”

Mr. Webb wrapped up the segment declaring Ross Perot as “larger than life.” He’s right. H. Ross Perot, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, understood what any military commander knows; Your subordinates/employees are more than just that, they are your personal responsibility.

During a post rescue, Associated Press Interview, Paul Chiapparone, one of the two Perot employees held by the Iranians said, “Ross came to the prison one day and said, ‘We’re going to get you out.’” Chiapparone then pointedly asked the reporter, “How many CEOs would do that today?”

Indeed.

You can find the David Webb Show on Sirius XM, Channel 125, M-F 9:00-12:00AM EST.

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Totally Woke Joe Manchin Joins the Stampede To Pay Women Soccer Players More Than Their Economic Value

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It seems like every four years we go through this. The US Women’s National Team will participate in the Women’s World Cup. Then there will be days or weeks of bitching and moaning about how the male players get paid so much more than the women players. You’ll hear commentators talk about Abby Wambach’s 184 goals making her the highest scoring player in international competition, male or female, as though the sport Wambach plays is the same as men’s soccer. Don’t fool yourself. It isn’t. If it was the the same, then Wambach and the rest of the sisterhood wold be suiting up for Arsenal or Real Madrid or Juventus or Bayern FC and they would be getting paid the same as the men.

The fact is, that US women soccer players get paid just about the same as the US men players. The difference comes during World Cup where players get a share of the revenue and, quite honestly, outside a handful of Western countries absolutely no one cares about women’s soccer. (See this for the revenue disparity explanation..) One might even say the US men get paid less than the women because there is zero chance of a US men’s team getting withing sniffing distance of a World Cup championship.

But none of this has stopped politicians from tripping over themselves in an effort to ingratiate themselves to the economic illiterates who fancy that this pay gap is a function of misogyny and not of market forces.

Perhaps the best response came from West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin:

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin announced a bill Tuesday to withhold federal dollars for the men’s World Cup unless the U.S. women’s national soccer team receives pay equity.

Manchin’s proposed bill would deny federal funding for the men’s 2026 FIFA tournament, which the U.S. will co-host along with Canada and Mexico, unless there’s equal pay between both the men’s and women’s soccer teams.

“The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry,” Senator Manchin said. “They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly.”

While this proposal is counterfactual and stupid, there is at least one good reason to get behind it. There is no way the US Soccer governing body can fork over this kind of cash for a sport that has very little commercial appeal, so, inadvertently, it could very well end up doing to men’s soccer what Title IX did to wrestling, swimming, and track and field.

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Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

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As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

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Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

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As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

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After Appeals Court Rules Trump Can’t Block Tweeters, NY Democrat Files Lawsuit Against AOC on the Same Grounds

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After a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday on First Amendment grounds that President Trump could not block Twitter users, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) found herself on the receiving end of a couple of lawsuits on the same grounds.

One is from a New York Democrat.

The Hill reports:

One former Democratic state lawmaker and one Republican congressional hopeful announced this week that they are suing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over being blocked from her personal Twitter account.

Former state assemblyman Dov Hikind (D) and congressional candidate Joseph Saladino, who is running in a Republican primary for the chance to battle Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.), announced lawsuits this week against the freshman Democratic congresswoman, seeking injunctive relief in the form of a court order demanding they be unblocked.

Saladino posted an announcement about his lawsuit on Twitter:

Fox News reports that Dov Hikind said in a statement announcing his lawsuit that Ocasio-Cortez had blocked him earlier this week:

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blocked me on Twitter yesterday apparently because my critique of her tweets and policies have been too stinging,” Hikind said in a statement announcing the suit, which was filed in the Eastern District of New York and obtained by Fox News.

“Just today the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that elected officials cannot block individuals from their Twitter accounts, thereby setting a precedent that Ocasio-Cortez must follow,” he added. “Twitter is a public space, and all should have access to the government officials on it.”

The First Amendment prohibits discrimination by government actors against a person’s free speech based on his or her viewpoints.

Hikind continued: “It’s unclear if Ocasio-Cortez is aware of this ruling or not, but either way, I have decided, after speaking with my legal counsel, to initiate a lawsuit against her for blocking me and a host of other public figures. Ocasio-Cortez is acting cowardly and should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me. I’ve done nothing but address her ignorance and disregard for the truth. She constantly brags about the millions of followers she has but is afraid of my speech. She is a hypocrite.

Hikind posted a screenshot Tuesday showing that Ocasio-Cortez had blocked him:

Today, he blasted other Democrats who have swooped in to defend AOC:

While legal eagles have commenced penning pieces on why the federal appeals court ruling was right or wrong, my personal opinion on the matter is the same as it was when I was asked about the issue by the Raleigh News and Observer back in January:

Stacey Matthews, a conservative blogger from Charlotte who tweets from the account @sistertoldjah, said she was blocked by several Democratic state legislators who are no longer in office, as well as by some former candidates. She doesn’t have an issue with politicians deploying the block button online.

“Social media has become a pretty vile, cut-throat style place, and if you’re a woman, that’s especially true,” she said in a Twitter message. “Female politicians shouldn’t have to be subjected to the vulgar things people will sometimes tweet to them.

“And just because a person may be blocked by a politician on social media, it doesn’t mean the lines of communication are cut off. They still have the standard options of email, phone, and mail which, I think, are more productive means of connecting with your elected officials anyway.”

That being said, if Trump has to play by the rules set by the courts on this, then it only makes sense that other politicians – including AOC – would have to as well.

Though the block option appears to be off limits for now for Trump, the mute option is still on the table.

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Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

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As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

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President Trump Scores Major Win As Fourth Circuit Tosses Progressive Lawfare Out of Court

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After Donald Trump’s election, he and his administration have been the target of unrelenting lawfare. While the administration is winning a large number of these cases, winning takes time and effort and slows down other things. What makes these attacks different is that not only is the Trump administration targeted, but President Trump, himself, is often the target. For instance, the lawsuits to force release of his income tax returns, a lawsuit (decided yesterday) that declared he could not block people on Twitter (the First Amendment apparently now includes the right to be heard), and, the favorite, a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia claiming that President Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause to the Constitution,

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution reads:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

How does this apply to Trump?

Trump retains an interest in the various Trump properties and the theory goes that because foreign leaders stay a some of these properties that this constitutes a payment by foreign governments to Trump. It is hard to read that train of logic without laughing out loud but, I fear, that the people who filed the lawsuit were actually deadly serious.

In March 2018, a Clinton appointed judge allowed the lawsuit to proceed because, you know, OrangeManBad. In December, the Fourth Circuit put the case on hold and heard arguments in March.

Today, that court delivered a resounding victory for President Trump:

A federal appeals court Wednesday sided with President Trump, dismissing a lawsuit claiming the president is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his luxury hotel in downtown Washington.

The unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is a victory for the president in a novel case brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia involving anti-corruption provisions in the emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

In its ruling, the three-judge panel said the attorneys general lacked legal standing to bring the lawsuit alleging the president is violating the Constitution when his business accepts payments from state and foreign governments. The decision — from Judges Paul V. Niemeyer, Dennis W. Shedd and A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. — also stops dozens of subpoenas to federal government agencies and Trump’s private business entities for financial records related to the D.C. hotel.

“The District and Maryland’s interest in enforcing the Emoluments Clauses is so attenuated and abstract that their prosecution of this case readily provokes the question of whether this action against the President is an appropriate use of the courts, which were created to resolve real cases and controversies between the parties,” Niemeyer wrote in the 36-page opinion.

(Read the whole opinion)

President Trump was justifiably jubilant.

We might as well get used to this strategy of harassment by lawsuit as long as Trump is in the White House. And we probably should keep it foremost in our minds the next time a Democrat resides there.

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