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NRA Stays True to Its Principles and Members and Opposes Enhanced Background Checks and Red Flag Law

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre, has he arrives to speak to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

As I mentioned a few days ago, the shootings in El Paso and the mostly forgotten shootings in Dayton (which will go down as Antifa’s first but not last mass murder) are stampeding political Washington into doing something. Doing something for the sake of doing something is one of the most natural and stupid reactions to political risk. Usually doing nothing is much less damaging. In this case, the legislative proposals being pimped as the way to prevent mass shootings are expanding background checks for sale of weapons to personal sales and a federal so-called red flag law which gives the police the power to confiscate your weapons until you can prove to a judge that you are not dangerous.

The irony is that neither of these laws would do jack-sh** to prevent either of the shootings last weekend. The weapons were legal. They were legally purchased. Background checks were conducted. Neither of the shooters exhibited any behavior that resulted in them being reported to law enforcement as a danger to themselves or anyone else (despite AP’s deeply dishonest story from yesterday). None had any history of run-ins with law enforcement. As far as I can tell, neither were suspended or expelled from high school for behavioral issues. The Dayton shooter had some strange fixations but that, fortunately, does not give authorities to deprive people of liberty or property. In short, these laws are the epitome of the empty gesture.

Red flag laws, in particular, are pernicious. They not only set up a system where the police are incentivized to act on bullsh** complaints and judges have the incentive to take seriously otherwise bullsh** evidence to confiscate guns. Most troubling, they encourage persons with mental health issues to NOT seek treatment because of the inevitability of ending up in Big Brother’s database. And they are not actually effective at preventing the actions they are being passed to prevent:

This is one of those situations where President Trump’s lack of a firm set of guiding principles is giving a lot of us the jitters. He seems to have gotten a bit spooked by the shootings in a campaign season and is trying to “do something” to convince suburban voters he’s not a wild man.

My gut feeling is that Trump’s campaign will tell him the folly of selling out gun owners and gun rights in hopes of getting positive press…because it is folly and the narrative has already been set that Nancy Pelosi is the driving force behind any legislation.

There are three factors which I think give us a lot of hope that nothing happens here. Four factors if you include an electorate and Congress that has the attention span of a Jack Russell terrier with ADHD.

First, Chuck Schumer is going to sandbag any legislation that doesn’t include enhanced background checks. During the last panic over guns, Schumer realized it was more lucrative to kill gun control bills and fundraise on the failure to pass them than to actually pass a law. I doubt that he’s changed very much.

Mitch McConnell says he’s not going to act on it until the fall…which means never (see my Jack Russell analogy). McConnell is not going to lead the GOP into an election by passing gun control laws.

And the NRA says no.

The NRA is weaker than it has been in years but it is still potent enough that it has to be dealt with by any GOP president.

Ultimately, this will die under its own weight. If it doesn’t, Trump is going to find that he just made his reelection campaign a lot harder.

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Pro-Doxxing Cyberbully Joaquin Castro Once Praised Passage of a Texas Law Aimed at Preventing… Cyberbulling

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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks about a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

File this one under “you can’t make this stuff up.”

Earlier this week, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) sparked outrage and backlash among Republicans after doxxing private citizens in his Congressional district who made the maximum donation to President Trump’s reelection campaign. Castro then proceeded to make the results public on his Twitter feed, which instantly made the people on the list targets for harassment and violence.

A brief recap, via Fox News:

But the Texas congressman’s original tweet included a list of San Antonio residents who had donated large amounts to the Trump campaign, along with the names of their employers. It is unclear who actually compiled the list.

“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted, along with the Twitter handles of several owners of local businesses who apparently donated to Trump. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”

The list — titled “WHO’S FUNDING TRUMP?” — had 44 names of donors and their employers.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA-1) and many other Congressional Republicans have strongly condemned Castro’s actions, but Castro has defended himself by saying in so many words that the people who are “funding white supremacy” need to be outed.

Castro is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus as well as his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign. Julián Castro has so far only issued a vague statement of support for his brother, and to date has not specifically been asked by any national media outlet where he stands on Joaquin Castro’s actions.

In an ironic twist, it was revealed earlier this week that Joaquin Castro once expressed praise for a Texas law aimed at preventing the cyberbulling of minors:

David’s Law, which was passed in response to the efforts of a mother who lost her young son to suicide after he was cyberbullied, went into effect in September 2017. Read more about what the law does here.

Earlier this week, it was discovered that several of the donors on Castro’s list once contributed to the past political campaigns of both the Castro brothers, leading some to speculate that Castro published the names of Trump donors with revenge motivations in mind.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) slammed Castro in a Fox News Radio interview done with Townhall‘s Guy Benson on Thursday, saying “this is fascism.” Crenshaw also suggested that a Congressional censure be on the table for consideration.

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Joe Biden’s Hypocrisy About His Own Troubling History Of White Supremacy Resurfaces

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Former Vice President Joe Biden mimics shooting a gun as he speaks at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

 

Apparently, white supremacy is the major problem facing America today. If you support President Trump, even if your support is so tepid that you plan on wearing a paper bag over your head and holding your nose when you vote in November, you, my friend, are a white supremacist. If you want to enforce our immigration laws? White supremacist. Do you think there are a lot of social pathologies in our inner cities? You just outed yourself as a white supremacist. This has become standard fare on the campaign trail this year

Hold that thought, Mr. Biden.

White supremacy is not limited to Trump and his supporters.

Earlier today, my colleague, Joe Cunningham, posted on Joe Biden’s observation that poor kids are just as smart a white kids.

This gaffe, as Joe notes, was rocketed out by the Trump immediate response folks (I have to say, I’m really impressed by what they’re doing).

Now, the same folks are reminding us that Joe Biden has a history of problematic statements on race…I might even say they could lead one to think he was an actual white supremacist. This is from Biden on the stump in Iowa in 2007.

BIDEN: Again, you have to start off with what they start off with. There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington?

SUPER HELPFUL WHITE SUPREMACIST IN AUDIENCE: I think it’s a vast majority.

BIDEN: Yeah. [Biden actually snickers] So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with,” Biden told the Washington Post at the time.

According to FoxNews, he continued:

“When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there’s no books, where the mother from the time they’re born doesn’t talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who’s sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom.”

So black families and minority families are dysfunctional, the mother doesn’t talk to her kids, and there are no books…and white families are just the opposite.

I understand the point Biden is trying to make here and the point he was trying to make in Joe’s post. But the connecting facts have nothing to do with race and everything to do with socio-economic class. I can tell you from my experience in Eastern Kentucky, that the only thing that makes large swaths of that area different from West Baltimore is melanin, population density, and preferred choice of illegal drug.

But we are beyond the point of giving the benefit of the doubt, particularly to people who refuse to show the same grace towards us and who shamelessly paint an entire political party, one that is at least as committed to racial equality as the Democrats, as white supremacists.

The real white supremacy is equating poor with non-white. The real white supremacy is believing that white families are uniquely well ordered while non-white families are universally dysfunctional. Sad to say, in terms of white supremacy, Joe Biden is showing all the signs of holding deep beliefs that non-whites are inherently inferior and he is addled enough to voice those views. He’s the last person who should be making that accusation at any other person.

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Twitter Experts Proven Idiots Yet Again As Deputy DNI Sue Gordon Resigns Allow Trump To Choose An Acting Director

On Sunday, President Trump took to Twitter to announce the departure of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. As I said at the time, this is a good thing. Coats has, in my view, shielded the intelligence community from experiencing the consequences of their illegal meddling in the 2016 election in a failed attempt to elect Hillary Clinton and their subsequent involvement is what can only be described as a soft coup attempt. Now that the special prosecutor looking into how this nonsense started is closing in on a lot of people, Coats will be required to assist in providing access to people and documents. He really couldn’t be relied upon to do so as he’s made it very clear that he does not believe he’s actually part of the administration.

His departure set up a quandry. By law, the designated successor is the deputy director. This makes the ODNI different from basically every other federal agency where the Federal Vacancies Reform Act applies. The problem was that the deputy, Sue Gordon, was an acolyte of John Brennan and a close friend of CIA director Gina Haspel. Brennan, in any other country, would have been imprisoned for treason by now. Haspel was chief of CIA’s London Station as some American agency made numerous runs at members of the Trump campaign team in that city to try to compromise them. Her personal relationships and her quarter century at CIA all combined to not give a warm fuzzy feeling that she would cooperate with John Durham’s investigation. I advocated dismissing her, along with Coats, using the FVRA to select her successor and then allowing that person to succeed Coats.

When my post hit twitter I was inundated by idiots claiming this could not happen because, apparently, Sue Gordon is mentioned in the Constitution or something. Amazingly, a lot of Twitter morons believe that Executive Branch agencies do not respond to directives from the White House because they “serve the people.” In this bizarro world, the agencies do whatever the hell they want…so long as they are doing what the left wants. You don’t find the same argument used now that Education and HHS are eradicating much of the progressive agenda. And, trust me, these goofs don’t want a lot of armed men deciding they’ve had all the Antifa bullsh** they are going to stand for and rolling into Portland to stand that odoriferous crew up against an wall because they are “serving the people.”

Anyway, yesterday Gordon did the right thing. She resigned.

Does this mean I had some inside knowledge or special gift? No. It only means that I could read the law and that TDS hadn’t caused a chronic crainio-rectal infarction that prevented me from seeing what was obviously going to happen. And it continues:

I have to say I was somewhat shocked to find anyone in the federal bureaucracy that still had a sense of honor, much less within the upper reaches of the intelligence community and law enforcement, but perhaps I’ve become too jaded at the antics of Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Mueller and Weissmann and Clapper and Morrell and Brennan to accurately appraise those agencies. She knew the President didn’t have a lot of confidence in her and rather than become another Sally Yates, she accepted that and allowed the President to create his own team without drama.

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Newly Released FBI 302s Show Abuse Of Power By Top Obama Administration Officials

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After numerous delays, Judicial Watch (JW) received partially redacted copies of DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s FBI 302 reports (interview summaries) on Thursday evening. Ohr, who was serving as the associate deputy attorney general at the time, had acted as a backchannel between dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI. When his involvement (his conflict of interest and role as conduit for Fusion GPS material) became known by top DOJ officials, Ohr was demoted in December 2017.

JW received 34 pages of documents, consisting of twelve 302s, which can be viewed on Scribd here. The first interview was conducted on November 22, 2016 and the final one occurred on May 15, 2017, days before Robert Mueller was appointed to the special counsel.

Background

The DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign, through the Perkins Coie law firm, commissioned Glen Simpson’s opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, to investigate candidate Donald Trump. Simpson hired former British spy Christopher Steele for the job. Steele compiled an incriminating, unverified and unverifiable dossier which alleged ties between Trump and the Russian government.

The FBI used the bogus dossier as the basis for its application to the FISA Court to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The FBI had been warned by Ohr in September 2016 that the dossier was both unverified and that Steele was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.”

The FBI had also received an email from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec, which included documentation, reiterating Ohr’s warnings.

Still the FBI presented the dossier to the FISA Court as “verified” on October 30, 2016.  They received the warrant and renewed it three more times.

In the meantime, James Comey, who signed off on the first application, presented a summary of the dossier to President-elect Trump in early January 2017 as “salacious” and “unverified,” and continued to present it to the FISA Court as “verified.”

New Information

The 302s provided new information and corroborated previously known information.

For example, the State Department played a larger role than had been thought. In the first interview Ohr told agents that “reporting on Trump’s ties to Russia were going to the Clinton Campaign, Jon Winer at the U.S. State Department and the FBI…Ohr knew that [Fusion GPS’s] Glen Simpson and others [were] talking to Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department.”

Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked as a contractor for Fusion through September 2016. Nellie was hired to conduct research on members of Trump’s family. Bruce provided his wife’s research to the FBI.

In late September 2016, Ohr describes a person (likely Christopher Steele) as “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.”

Highlights (via Judicial Watch)

“Ohr knew that [Fusion GPS’s] Glen Simpson and others talking to Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department.”

Glenn Simpson directed a person whose is redacted to speak to the press. It appears as if the press that person went to was the far left leaning Mother Jones.

On December 5, 2016, Ohr promised to “voluntarily” give his wife Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research to the FBI. He also provided the FBI with a report on Paul Manafort titled, “Manafort Chronology.”

On December 12, 2016 Simpson gave Ohr a thumb drive with Fusion GPS research on it. Ohr claims to not know what is on that drive. During the meeting Simpson, based evidently on a meeting with Glenn Simpson, identified Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer as having “many Russian clients.” Simpson also told Ohr that Cohen, “may have” attended a meeting in Prague.

Ohr describes Simpson directing someone to talk to the Mother Jones reporter “as it was Simpson’s Hail Mary attempt.”

On December 20, 2016, Ohr provided the FBI with his wife’s Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research, “which contained the totality” of her work “but the Fusion GPS header was stripped.”

On January 23, 2017, Ohr tells the FBI that Steele told him that Steele “spoke with a staff member of Senator John McCain’s office sometime prior to October 2016.”

The FBI interviews show that Ohr texted and talked to Christopher Steele using the WhatsApp application.

On February 2, 2014, the FBI tells Ohr to see if Steele would be “comfortable getting the name of an FBI agent” as a contact. Ohr tells the agents that State Department official Katheen Kavalec spoke with “Steele several times prior to the U.S. Presidential election and believed Steele’s reporting to have [been] generated mainly from [REDACTED].

On Feb. 14, 2017, Ohr tells the FBI that Steele communicated with him via Facetime that Steele was “beginning to worry about his business.” Steele discussed brokering new business with the FBI and told Ohr, ‘You may see me re-emerge in a couple of weeks.”

On May 3, 2017, Steele called Ohr to tell him that he “had been worried about Director Comey’s upcoming testimony to Congress, especially his response to questions that would be raised by (Senator) Grassley.”

Although what he was specifically worried about is redacted, Steele was “happy with Director Comey’s response.”

Steele also stated that he was limited in “his ability to testify before Congress” because of disclosure laws in the UK being more narrow than the United States.

On May 12, 2017, Steele called Ohr to discuss a letter the Senate Intelligence Committee sent him. According to Ohr, “The letter requested answers to the following questions:

Had Steele provided information to the US Government?
What was the scope of Steele’s investigation?
Did Steele have any additional information to provide?”

In May, 2017, Ohr was asked by the FBI to ask “Steele if he would be willing to have a conversation with FBI agents in the UK.” Steele responded that he would, but he would need to check with a redacted name.

“This new Bruce Ohr FBI 302s show an unprecedented and irregular effort by the FBI, DOJ, and State Department to dig up dirt on President Trump using the conflicted Bruce Ohr, his wife, and the Clinton/DNC spies at Fusion GPS,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FISA courts weren’t informed of this corrupted process when they were asked to approve and reapprove extraordinary spy warrants targeting President Trump.”

I will be digging into these documents more thoroughly and will post on this story later today.

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Joe Biden Tells Supporters Poor Kids Are As Bright And Talented As White Kids

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If Joe Biden was waiting for the world to forget his past with segregationists in Congress, he did not help himself with a racially-tinged slip-up in a campaign speech.

Campaigning in Iowa, Biden was speaking before a group of supporters, when he was, I suppose, trying to make a point about creating opportunity for kids without resources. What he ended up saying, however, will go down as one of the most unfortunate slip-ups in modern politics.

As seen in the tweet, this was tweeted out pretty quickly by the Trump 2020 campaign, but they are likely not the only ones who will take notice.

Kamala Harris will be looking to take advantage, partly because she has hit him in the past over race and partly because Tulsi Gabbard disassembled her record on race as a prosecutor and Attorney General in the last debate.

Poor Joe Biden just can’t catch a break, can he?

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Andrew McCabe Files Federal Lawsuit To Overturn His Firing

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Yesterday, the Romeo of counterintelligence, Peter Strzok filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he had been fired improperly due to political pressure and demanding back pay and reinstatement. Today, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe followed suit, so to speak:

McCabe alleges in the lawsuit filed Thursday that Trump administration officials “responded to Plaintiff’s two decades of unblemished and non-partisan public service with a politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public firing in March 2018 — on the very night of Plaintiff’s long-planned retirement from the FBI.”

He claims that the actions have harmed his “reputation, professional standing, and dramatically reduced his retirement benefits.”

In the 48-page complaint, McCabe alleges that Trump was at the heart of his firing, saying the president “purposefully and intentionally caused the unlawful actions of Defendants … and other Executive Branch subordinates that led to Plaintiff’s demotion and purported termination.”

“It was Trump’s unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him. Plaintiff’s termination was a critical element of Trump’s plan and scheme,” it reads.

McCabe is asking a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to find that “his demotion was unlawful and his purported termination was either a legal nullity,” or to award him with the retirement benefits he had planned on receiving as a former deputy director of the FBI.

I think McCabe’s case is much more of a longshot than Strzok’s. McCabe was disciplined for lying to DOJ IG investigators as well as for violations of the Hatch Act.

Still, there is the amazing curiosity of these two Nimrods filing suits so close together:

If you knew you were about to be indicted and that your case would be tried before a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia or in DC, places where the Russia hoax had a lot of believers, now would be a great time to set the narrative for the jury pool that you were a loyal and spotless civil servant, and Donald Trump, that stooge of Putin, decided to take vengeance on you because you were just, well, just too darn patriotic and public spirited.

I don’t know if that’s the case, but if you have a better idea, let me know.

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Former Miss Iraq Goes Head-to-Head with Ilhan Omar: ‘[She] Does Not Represent Me as a Muslim’

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A Former Miss Iraq is making clear something about Ilhan Omar: The Minnesota representative most certainly does not rep her “as a Muslim.”

Speaking to The Sara Carter Show, she explained that she’s not the only one:

“Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim — does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East.”

Ilhan responded by clarifying she’s not actually Sarah’s congresswoman:

As an American politician, Miss Iraq thinks Ilhan stinks. And that her tweet was dumb:

Ilhan gave the “Okay” symbol to a posted retort:

AbbyZabby is, of course, right — Ilhan wasn’t chosen to stand for all Muslims everywhere. But that doesn’t preclude Sarah from wanting to distance herself:

In November of ’14, here’s what Daniel Pipes of National Review had to say about CAIR. Draw your own conclusions:

It apologizes for terrorist groups: Challenged repeatedly to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups, CAIR denounces the acts of violence but not their sponsors.

It is connected to Hamas: Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments, indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight. Examples: In 1994, CAIR head Nihad Awad publicly declared his support for Hamas; the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas front group, contributed $5,000 to CAIR; in turn, CAIR exploited the 9/11 attacks to raise money for HLF; and, this past August, demonstrators at a CAIR-sponsored rally in Florida proclaimed “We are Hamas!”

It settled a lawsuit: CAIR initiated a libel lawsuit in 2004 over five statements by a group called Anti-CAIR. But two years later, CAIR settled the suit with prejudice (meaning that it cannot be reopened), implicitly acknowledging the accuracy of Anti-CAIR’s assertions, which included:

“CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists”;
“CAIR . . . is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries”;
“CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists”; and
“CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations.”

As for “fleeing from the same ideology” as Ilhan, Sarah does indeed know a thing or two about the refuge that is the free United States of America.

As reported by Fox News:

Idan, who grew up during the Iraq War, praised U.S. soldiers and heavily criticized the way former dictator Saddam Hussein treated his people. Idan received death threats and was forced to flee from Iraq after she posted an Instagram photo alongside Miss Israel in 2017.

Would Ilhan pose with Miss Israel? It seems less than likely.

-ALEX

 

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“It’s Called Fascism”: Dan Crenshaw Unloads on Joaquin Castro’s Doxxing Tactics, Says Censure Should Be Considered

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

While Democrats remain mostly silent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and many other Congressional Republicans have strongly condemned tweets published on Tuesday by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) that included the names and personal information of Trump supporters who had donated the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.

The donors were voters in Castro’s Congressional district (the 20th).

Castro, who is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus as well as his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign has refused to apologize, justifying it by saying in so many words that the people who are “funding white supremacy” need to be outed.

Earlier today, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talked about the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting tragedies as well as Castro’s actions in an interview he did on Fox News Radio with Townhall‘s Guy Benson. Crenshaw described the doxxing as unabashed fascism. He also suggested that censure be on the table for consideration*:

Crenshaw: … he wants people to think twice because he wants to bully them and shame them in public and potentially dox them and potentially even even incite some kind of retribution against them. You know, there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy. It’s called fascism. This is what it is. When you when you try to bully people into thinking and acting different and especially coming from an elected official this is extremely worrying. I think what he did is absolutely disgusting. It also makes it very hard to justify what we thought we all agreed on which was transparency in how money in politics moves. But if you’re going to weaponize that transparency it’s going to be very difficult to defend it. And that’s really problematic. And it’s just as a culture that’s not where we should be. It really isn’t. Trying to mobilize efforts against private citizens is a really, really disgusting thing to do.

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Benson: Should Joaquin Castro be censured by the House?

Crenshaw: I think we should consider it. You know, I say this a lot. It’s one thing when you come after me. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody your own size. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody who has a platform to defend themselves. It’s one thing when you pick on an elected official who chose to get into the fray. It is quite another when you pick on individual citizens who do not have that option. And I see it from the left all the time. It’s absolutely abhorrent. I see them calling out Trump voters. I see them calling them names. People who can’t defend themselves. We saw it at the at the Teen Summit a couple of weeks ago. I saw it on Stephen Colbert’s show where he’s calling out these teenagers, making fun of them. He’s got to show with a platform for millions of people but these teenagers do not, OK? And these donors do not have the ability to defend themselves, either. Joaquin Castro has a platform as an elected official. If he wants to pick on somebody, he should pick on somebody his own size.

Read the full transcript and listen to the interview here.

*Note: I edited the transcript excerpts for typos and clarity.

RELATED –>> Tlaib Endorses Castro’s Doxxing Tactics, Proving Democratic “Concern” About Incitement Was A Gigantic Lie

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NC Democratic Congressional Candidate Bizarrely Equates Being Called a “Clown” to a White Supremacist Slur

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Screen grab from the “Clowns” ad via North Carolina 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Dan Bishop’s You Tube page.

It seems like just about every week we are learning from Democrats about new words Republicans are not allowed to use because they are either triggering to liberals or allegedly are tools of various hate groups and what not.

This week has been no exception.

Dan Bishop, who is the Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District race, released an ad over the weekend called “Clowns” in which his Democratic opponent Dan McCready and some of the more liberal members of Congress – including The Squad – are portrayed as clowns:

“They hate President Trump more than they love America,” the narrator says in the 30-second spot as the video pans first to Pelosi and then Ocasio-Cortez.

The video also shows AOC and fellow squad member Omar while the narrator says the Democrats are pushing for “open borders and sanctuary cities.”

The ad then slams the Democrats for pushing “taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants” while showing the clown faces of Sanders and Tlaib.

“They’re not funny. They’re downright scary. I’ll go to Congress and fight these clowns for you ….. it’s time to take the air out of these clowns,” says Bishop, who also appears in the ad.

Watch the ad below:

Bishop, who is a North Carolina state senator, ran a similar ad in the primary earlier this year featuring the same cast of Congressional Democrats.

The Daily Kos being the fever swamp that it is reacted to the ad by suggesting being called a “clown” was a tool of white supremacy, which likely was new news to every single person who read the article:

But it’s not just a particularly lame joke. It turns out there’s a disturbing genesis. Jared Holt, one of the tireless folks at Right Wing Watch, reported in April that white supremacists have begun adopting a version of the infamous far-right “Pepe the Frog” meme decked out in clown garb that they call “Honkler,” to symbolize “their exasperation over an imagined state of collapse in the Western hemisphere that they largely blame on immigrants and minority groups.”

The Forward’s Aiden Pink explained further, “While some users depict themselves as clowns who are ‘in’ on the ‘joke’ of the alleged downfall of white society in a multiracial country, others have targeted their supposed enemies by depicting them as clowns.”

Unhinged staff writer David Nir concluded by saying that Bishop was still complicit in the rise of white supremacy even if he didn’t know about this alleged “clown” trend among white supremacist groups:

Whether or not Bishop understands the significance of his “clown” slurs, the propagation of this meme from the cesspools of the internet directly to the highest levels of Republican power shows just how in thrall to the far-right today’s GOP is.

McCready, a Marine and Iraq war veteran, tweeted out a link to the article, stating “My God, we are better than this”:

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t him retweeting out that nonsense kinda sorta prove that McCready indeed is a bit of a clown?

Think about it. How many times have Democrats called Republicans clowns in the past? Mary at Legal Insurrection documented numerous instances as did Alex Griswold at the Free Beacon. Were those Democrats tools of the white supremacy?

Bishop himself reacted to McCready’s tweet by continuing to use the word, and warning Ronald McDonald to be very careful:

Heh.

The special election to fill the vacant Congressional seat will be held on September 10th. For background on why the special election was called, click here.

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