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Big news: AOC’s chief of staff, comms director to leave her office

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It’s very interesting indeed that Ocasio-Cortez’s right-hand man, Saikat Chakrabarti, is on his way out just a week after her first meeting in months with Nancy Pelosi. And that the news is breaking late-ish on Friday afternoon, traditionally the hours when politicians dump inconvenient developments which they’d rather the public not pay any attention to.

The most hated man in the Democratic caucus is headed for the exit, just half a year into his boss’s first term. I wonder if Pelosi demanded his head on a plate or if AOC offered it as a gesture of goodwill.

Either way, who’s gonna write her tweets now?

Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff, and Corbin Trent, her director of communications — who, through their work with Justice Democrats, have been alongside Ocasio-Cortez since her primary run — will leave the lawmaker’s office. Chakrabarti will go to New Consensus, a nonprofit focused on climate issues and promoting the Green New Deal. Trent will direct communications on Ocasio-Cortez’s 2020 campaign, the same role he played during her first congressional run.

“Saikat has decided to leave the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to work with New Consensus to further develop plans for a Green New Deal,” Trent said in a statement to The Intercept. “We are extraordinarily grateful for his service to advance a bold agenda and improve the lives of the people in NY-14. From his co-founding of Justice Democrats to his work on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and in the official office, Saikat’s goal has always been to do whatever he can to help the larger progressive movement, and we look forward to continuing working with him to do just that.”

Chakrabarti heading off to work on the Green New Deal is like a right-winger stepping down to go work on a balanced budget amendment.

You do that, buddy. Burn that midnight oil. See how it goes.

If you don’t know the backstory here, you need to read this right now and catch up. Chakrabarti was at the center of the barroom brawl that broke out within the Democratic caucus in mid-July, after Pelosi agreed to pass the bipartisan Senate bill on border funding. Lefties in the House were irate, believing that she’d sold out instead of fighting for better treatment for detained migrants and blamed moderate Dems for twisting her arm. Chakrabarti’s reaction was the most noxious of all: He tweeted that the moderates should be known as “New Southern Democrats” from now on because “they seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what Southern Democrats did in the 1940s.”

He was comparing centrists in his own caucus, the majority-makers for the Democratic Party, to old-school segregationists. AOC’s colleagues went berserk:

“That’s just a terrible statement to make. That’s a terrible statement to make,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), a Congressional Black Caucus member, said of Chakrabarti’s segregationists tweets. “Somebody’s got to be held accountable. If my staff did something that was not right, then I have to handle my staff.”…

“Do I think AOC’s chief of staff needs to be fired? Of course I do,” said a moderate Democratic lawmaker. “Who is in charge in that office? Is she unable to fire him for his racist comments?”

Another Democratic lawmaker added: “My chief would have the honor to resign” if he tweeted those things.

But that’s not all. Chakrabarti also co-founded Justice Democrats, the far-left PAC that helped AOC herself successfully primary Joe Crowley and that’s eyeing primaries to other safe-seat House Dems next year. Her colleagues have gone berserk over that too, especially members of the Congressional Black Caucus who tend to align with more centrist legislators like Pelosi and might be ripe to get knocked off in a primary by an energized progressive opposition. Rep. Lacy Clay spoke for many a few weeks ago:

The Missouri Democrat also described Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as “juvenile” and “ignorant.”

The Justice Democrats have endorsed a progressive primary challenger against Clay and other centrist Democrats…

“They’re missing the fact that we have a very thin margin of a majority that we’re operating under and apparently it doesn’t matter to Justice Democrats, they just want to get skins. They want to score points for whatever reason. But I find it juvenile, their tactics, I find their ignorance to be beyond belief about American history and about who are really segregationists. And so how dare they try to play the race card at this point, it shows you the weakness of their arguments.”

Rahm Emanuel, one of the party’s most pugnacious centrist Dems, called Chakrabarti a “snot-nosed punk” for badmouthing Pelosi and for daring to jeopardize the new majority by running primaries against incumbents. God only knows how nasty the invective got in private.

Chakarabarti’s also the guy, you may recall, who admitted that the Green New Deal “wasn’t originally a climate thing at all” and claimed that he thinks of it “as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” thereby confirming the worst suspicions of his opponents. In sum, he’s a fringy ideologue a la AOC herself, is eager to remake the party in Congress as an overtly socialist mechanism, and wasn’t afraid to make many enemies as chief of staff, even breaking rules of etiquette forbidding staffers from criticizing members of Congress to do so. I’ve compared him before to Steve Bannon, but from the left.

And now here he is being packed off to join Bannon in the wilderness.

And so we’re left with a mystery: Who ordered the Code Red? Did Pelosi give AOC some sort of ultimatum, warning her that Chakrabarti was a cancer on the caucus and would harm her ability to build legislative alliances if he didn’t skedaddle? Did Chakrabarti perhaps arrive at that conclusion himself and offer to leave? Or did Ocasio-Cortez decide that he had become more of a liability than an asset to her and dropped the axe herself? Stay tuned!

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James Comey Goes Full Cringe In Response to Recent News of His Criminal Referral

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The moment of silence we got from James Comey is over.

In the past few weeks, Comey had refrained from Twitter and media appearances. That happened to coincide with IG Horowitz finishing his investigation, leaving some to speculate that perhaps the former FBI Director had decided it best for his future to lay low. Then the news broke a couple of days ago that while a criminal referral was made against Comey, he would not be charged.

Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s team referred Comey for possible prosecution under the classified information protection laws, but Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors working for Attorney General William Barr reportedly have decided to decline prosecution – a decision that’s likely to upset Comey’s conservative critics.

That got Comey talking again after Rep. Mark Meadows called him out.

First off, anyone who uses the word “bruh” deserves solitary confinement. That’s almost as awkward as when Hillary Clinton was just “chillin” in Cedar Rapids. Whoever this guy’s publicist is needs to be fired and run out of the industry.

As to the meat of his post, this guy never stops being the most self-righteous clown at the party. Even in the midst of an IG report which is already confirmed to eviscerate his conduct, he’s still pulling the “protect this country” card and pretending he’s the only honest person left in the country. It’s bordering on pathological at this point.

What’s he going to do when the IG lays out that he lacked candor in interviews, mishandled classified information, and acted in a partisan manner? The answer is probably exactly what he’s doing here. This guy has no shame and he truly believes in an all powerful bureaucracy with no checks and balances. He has no ability to look in the mirror and admit wrongdoing. In that way, he’d probably make a good politician, which is exactly why he was an awful FBI Director.

It’s inexplicable that anyone would still try to defend the actions of the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation. Comey is going to do his best to try though, and if that means defending people like Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe, he’ll be on CNN to gaslight us for as long as it takes.

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BREAKING. John Ratcliffe’s Nomination To Be Director of National Intelligence Is Pulled By the White House

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On Sunday, President Trump informed Dan Coats, via Twitter, that he was stepping down as director of national intelligence. I happen to think that is a manifestly good thing as I see Coats as being part of the problem within the intelligence community in that it has become to incestuous and too beholden to Washington groupthink, and by that I mean Democrat party groupthink, to be a reliable force for defending the nation (see Dan Coats Has Been Booted As Director of National Intelligence and That Is A Very Good Thing). Simultaneously, he announced the nonmination of Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to Coats’s successor. This appointment, I thought to an inspired one. The intelligence community is at ground zero of John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia hoax and while Coats would be certain to do everything within his power to protect the cretins who helped create the hoax, Ratcliffe would ensure that no stone was left unturned in rooting out the participants in what can only be viewed as an attempted soft coup against the President of the United States.

The hastiness of the nomination had a price attached to it. Ratcliffe was hammered by a wide variety of allegations that he’d puffed up his resume and that he was lazy and detached from committee work. He hadn’t been vetted and there was no strategy to defend him. And that price was paid today.

It’s a shame, because President Trump needs someone at DNI whom he can trust to tell him the truth. Right now he doesn’t have that because the agency is so deeply mired in the Russia hoax that Trump would be a fool to actually trust them.

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Rick Wilson Says Tulsi Gabbard Is Making Russians Swarm Him

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Yesterday, I wrote about the absurdity of Democrats and their claiming that Russia is responsible for every negative event that happens to them. The latest episode involved establishment party figures and media members running to blame Russian bots on Tulsi Gabbard’s takedown of Kamala Harris trending.

Harris is obviously one of the preferred candidates among the CNN class (although Warren is the chosen one) and having Gabbard knock her out in the debate was too much to bear. Instead of responding with a factual rebuttal or defending her record, Harris’ proponents decided it’d be best to paint Gabbard as a Russian agent instead.

That’s continuing today and MSNBC’s Rick Wilson joined in with this hilarious anecdote.

Yes, I’m sure the Russians really care what a washed up McCain campaign official is saying on the topic of Tulsi Gabbard wrecking Kamala Harris. Is Rick also seeing little green men walking around his house?

But while we are on the topic of foreign influence, let’s mention that Wilson has made himself a mouthpiece for Qatar over the last few years.

This is what’s so silly about this entire argument. Democrats love foreign influence as long as it’s what they approve of and think it can help them. The fact is, #KamalaHarrisDestroyed did not trend because of the Russians. It trended because, and stick with me, Kamala Harris got destroyed. Gabbard didn’t have an earpiece from the Kremlin in her ear as she methodically went after Harris’ checkered record as a prosecutor.

You can expect the hysteria to grow, though. What’s happening in the Democrat primaries is just the tip of the iceberg. Once the general election starts, it’s going to be all Russia, all the time.

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Tulsi Gabbard Is Fighting Off the Leftist Mainstream Media As they Run Defense for Kamala Harris

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UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 1: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, attends a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing in Rayburn Building, October 1, 2014, on Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is imprisoned in Mexico. Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD, has been held in Mexico since being arrested in March for carrying guns across the border. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

After Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gave Kamala Harris a figurative black eye on Wednesday night’s 2020 Democrat debate stage, Gabbard’s been the talk of the digital town.

The thing is, it would appear that the major leftist networks don’t appreciate Gabbard bruising the chances of Harris, their favored candidate, and in almost every interview from cable news networks that I’ve seen, the only one to give her a fair shake is Fox News. Meanwhile, MSNBC and CNN have gone on the attack.

The angle seems to be to play up Gabbard’s meeting with the Assad regime in Syria three years ago. Gabbard has been confronted on this multiple times throughout her career, but now with it back in the spotlight thanks to a comeback by Harris in a CNN interview, the media has zeroed in on it again.

“This coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his country like cockroaches,” said Harris in response to Gabbard’s attack on her corrupt criminal justice history.

Gabbard appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo who immediately launched after her with the Assad meeting, even telling her what she needs to do.

“You need to acknowledge that Bashar al-Assad is a murderous despot, and you can still make your argument that the United States has no business risking blood and treasure in places where it should not be,” said Cuomo. “I don’t understand why you didn’t give that answer last night.”

With one fell swoop, Cuomo made it sound as if Gabbard was actually in league with the Assad regime. Gabbard didn’t take it lying down, however.

Gabbard responded by saying she doesn’t disagree with Cuomo and acknowledged that Assad is a brutal dictator in the same vein of Sadam Hussein, and made the case that wars against such dictators have been baseless and wasteful, especially of human lives.

Cuomo attempted to interrupt her, saying she’s putting herself in a hole, but Gabbard continued.

“I will never apologize for doing all that I can to prevent more of my brothers and sisters in uniform from being sent into harm’s way to fight in these wasteful, counter-productive regime change wars. Even if it means meeting with a brutal dictator.”

Gabbard went on to talk about not fighting these wars in order to save lives and taxpayer dollars, but Cuomo seemed dead set on tarnishing Gabbard’s stance and accused her of defending Assad from her own website. Gabbard countered by clarifying that it wasn’t a defense, but an expressed skepticism that would lend to making sure the U.S. stays out of a war with Syria.

Cuomo still didn’t seem pleased and noted that none of Gabbard’s evidence exonerates Assad, which Gabbard had already said she wasn’t trying to do.

The second attack happened on MSNBC, and here we see Gabbard becoming frustrated over the Assad questioning. Gabbard points out that this meeting happened three years ago, and yet the media still rakes her over the coals about it.

Gabbard became so frustrated that she accused MSNBC of throwing out talking points from the Harris campaign as the MSNBC host continuously tried to interrupt her.

While I have zero intention of ever voting for Gabbard, I do find her struggles against the Democrat party and the opposition she’s finding from the mainstream news networks fascinating. In a way, I can’t help but sympathize with her, seeing as how she’s getting the same treatment anyone on the right gets from these networks.

It’s interesting to watch these networks seem to scramble to nail Gabbard on the very thing Harris brought up and attack her on it. Meanwhile, Harris seems to be getting softballs thrown at her from the same media.

 

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One of ThinkProgress’s Gay Sex Correspondents Tries to Fact Check President Trump and Self-Owns in a Major Way

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I would have said he embarrassed himself but if you’re reporting on butt-sex for ThinkProgress that train has already left the station at a high rate of speed.

Last night, President Trump held a rally in Cincinnati, OH, and the lefties were out in to pick nits and “fact check.” Fact-checking is what happens when any Republican says something that the left disagrees with and rarely, if ever, involves actual facts. The classic case was the Washington Post’s fact check maven, Glenn Kessler, rating a Mitt Romney statement “true but false.” There was drama, like a geriatric leftist getting his eyes dotted (I’m not condoning this, by the way, but the Washington Post did a story on it so it seemed newsworthy):

Inside, it was a a fairly standard Trump rally. Some panties were soiled…though Rupar soils his so often it is scarcely worth commenting on:

There was the usual Trumpian hyperbole, and then this happened:

The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, I believe it’s higher than, give me a give me a place that you think is pretty bad, give me a place…the guy says Afghanistan…I believe it’s higher than Afghanistan. In our country. Think of that. I believe…we’ll check the numbers and if we’re wrong they will tell us tomorrow, it’ll be headlines.

This incensed ThinkProgresses designated homosexual issues reporter Zack Ford (can I just ask why publications have reporters covering gay sex and not regular, Darwinian type of sex?)

If you aren’t familiar with Ford, this is the one thing in his life he’s famous for (I mean he may be really famous in gay sex circles but I don’t frequent those places often enough to find out).

Welp, let’s do an actual fact check rather than relying on the judgment of someone who doesn’t really have the background, education, or experience to do that. We know that Baltimore’s homicide rate is about 52-56 per 100,000 (it may go higher this weekend…probably will, in fact), see my epic Violence In Elijah Cummings’s District Is So Bad His Constituents Can Qualify For Political Asylum At the Mexican Border for more details. El Salvador’s homicide rate is about 62 per 100,000. That makes El Salvador safer than East St. Louis or Gary or Detroit, but marginally more dangerous than Baltimore. Honduras is about 42 per 100,000 making it safer than Baltimore. Guatemala is at 26…a veritable garden spot by comparison. But Afghanistan?? Afghanistan, in the midst of a war, has a homicide rate of 7 per 100,000. Wonderful.

It should be uncontroversial to say what Baltimore is. It is a failed city. Its population is about 2/3 of what it was in 1950. While areas like Federal Hill and Fells Point might be livable and fun, that is not the majority of the city. A significant portion of the city lives in a situation that is a national disgrace. Last year, six of Baltimore’s high schools were found to have not a single student with grade-level proficiency in reading or math. And keep in mind when evaluating the homicide rate, nearly all of those homicides are clustered in West Baltimore, so the actual rate in that area is orders of magnitude higher than the citywide rate.

There is only controversy because the the member of Congress for that district is Elijah Cummings. Cummings has made a career of surfing off racial grievances while, I maintain, doing absolutely nothing to change the situation because he and his wife owe their careers and livelihoods to keeping people poor, and uneducated, and angry.

Maybe this spat between Trump and Cummings will have the side effect of making people in his district wake up to the fact that they’ve been used to further one man’s career and they will do something about it.

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Tulsi Gabbard Slams Kamala Harris’s Childish Response to Her Debate Night Beatdown

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Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seems to have California Sen. Kamala Harris’s number, especially since Wednesday night’s Democratic debate.

During the course of the night, Gabbard went after Harris on her record as a prosecutor and landing heavy blows on Harris’s seeming abuse of her power and treatment of minorities going through the justice system. It wasn’t a good look for Harris in the least, and Harris’s response wasn’t much better.

When given the chance to explain herself during an interview with CNN, Harris didn’t defend herself, but instead took a page out of a high schooler’s comeback book and made the case that she’s more popular than Gabbard so these attacks are expected. Harris then said she can’t take Gabbard seriously, claimed Gabbard was an Assad apologist and said she’s ready to move on.

The Hill later interviewed Gabbard to get her take on Harris’s comeback, and Gabbard had a good word to sum it up.

“Honestly, it’s pathetic that when confronted with the facts and the truth about her record that she claims to be proud of as a prosecutor, as attorney general of California, all she can do is lob cheap smears,” Gabbard said.

Gabbard said that Harris predicates her whole campaign on being a “champion for the people,” especially minorities, but that it’s “all a lie.”

“When she was in a position to do something about it, was in a position to make a difference and truly be a champion of the people, she furthered and perpetuated this unfair, unjust system,” she said.

Harris failed to respond to the The Hill on the subject, but Gabbard has apparently been making victory laps around various outlets, including Fox News and TMZ, the latter on which she repeated her stance that she gave to The Hill.

While Gabbard may now be the most Googled Democratic candidate after the strike against Harris, she’d be wise not to spend too much time aiming at Harris specifically. If her campaign becomes focused on one candidate, it will come off narrow and shallow.

It should also be noted that while Gabbard has people’s attention, it’s not equating to a bump in the polls for her. If she’s going to climb the polls at all, she should utilize this attention to come off as more of a presidential candidate than a scrapper.

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Kamala Harris’s Comeback Against Tulsi Gabbard Was Childish and Elitist

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During Wednesday’s Democrat debate, there was a moment where 2020 candidate, Hawaii’s Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, tore into California Senator Kamala Harris like a cat into tissue paper. It was brutal, to say the least, as Gabbard made Harris look like a massive phony when it came to criminal justice and self-aggrandizement.

Gabbard cited the fact that Harris laughed about smoking marijuana after putting away people for doing it for years. Gabbard also attacked Harris over withholding evidence that would have cleared a man on death row of guilt until she was forced to release that evidence.

Gabbard ended by saying that Harris owes the people she terrorized with her office an apology.

Harris was later given the chance to come back and explain herself in a post-interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. I’d like to tell you that Harris was able to explain herself and shed light on the events that Gabbard highlighted.

She didn’t. Instead, she pulled a move straight out of high school and took the position that she was more popular than Gabbard and suggested that Gabbard polling at “zero or 1 percent or whatever” is the reason she went straight for Harris’s throat during the bebate.

“This is going to sound immodest, but I’m obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight because there are a lot of people that are trying to make the stage for the next debate,” Harris said during interview with CNN Wednesday night after the last Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. “Especially when people are at zero or 1 percent or whatever she might be at, and so I did expect that I might take hits tonight.”

“Listen, this coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his country like cockroaches,” Harris told CNN. “I can only take what she says and her opinion so seriously, and so I’m prepared to move on.”

In summary, Harris has no comeback and instead resorting to being catty. This is the equivalent of resorting to mentioning someone having few Twitter followers in response to a legitimate argument. It’s not really a counterpoint, it’s just thinking you’re above someone for being more famous.

This is the height of elitism. Harris comes off more like Hillary Clinton here, thinking that her popularity and backing will just carry her through any roadblock she might come across.

It didn’t work for Clinton, and it definitely won’t work for Harris. This didn’t at all make Harris look better, only worse, but it did make Gabbard look pretty stellar.

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Elijah Cummings Has His House Broken Into, Democrat Super Sleuths Are On the Case

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There was a bit of ironic news that came out yesterday evening.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, who was criticized by President Trump for the condition of his district, had his house broken into on July 27th. Cummings was of course at the center of a firestorm, in which Trump was called a racist for pointing out the serious crime and poverty issues in Baltimore, which Cummings’ district includes the worst parts of. There was objectively nothing racist about the comments, but that doesn’t seem to be a prerequisite anymore.

Because this break in happened on the same day that Trump leveled his criticisms of Baltimore and Cummings, that led to some pretty wild conspiracy theories.

Here’s Joy Reid doing the “I didn’t say it but I’m saying it” routine, inviting the onslaught of crazy.

“Held accountable” for his “words” sounds really pro-free speech right?

There’s a problem with all this nonsense though. The break-in happened before Trump even tweeted.

Apparently, Trump’s diabolical evil knows no bounds, not even those of time and space.

The ridiculous thing here is so many people running to a mindless, illogical conspiracy theory instead of just blaming the obvious, namely that Baltimore is a crime-ridden mess and not even Elijah Cummings is immune. This is a city with a murder rate higher than Afghanistan, and it’s not even close. Six people alone were killed last weekend. While Democrats were rushing to gaslight on how wonderful Baltimore is, those committing crimes didn’t take the day off because they never do.

This break-in is not some Watergate scheme to frame Cummings’ district, as some are stupidly suggesting. It’s simply the reality of Cummings’ district.

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N.C. Gun Shop Billboard Targets ‘The Squad’ And Has Triggered The Left

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In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

 

A small North Carolina gun shop put up a highway billboard which makes fun of “The Squad.” The sign shows photos of Democratic Reps. AOC (NY), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ilhan Omar (MN) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) under a caption which reads, “The 4 Horsemen Cometh are Idiots.” Beneath their photos, it says, Signed, The Deplorables. Cherokee Guns 1 miles on right.”

Here is a photo of the billboard from Cherokee Gun’s Facebook page.

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Photo Credit: Cherokee Gun Facebook page.
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The shop decided to up the ante and posted a new message on Facebook:

Alright my fellow Infidels for Trump…due to OVERWHELMING demand…you may come by the shop (next week) and get your very own FOUR HORSEMEN COMETH STICKER…simple…eat a piece of bacon…tell us you’re voting for Trump in 2020…then get your limited edition bumper sticker!! (While supplies last!) Snowflakes and Liberals are not eligible…sorry…

Naturally, gun control advocates are up in arms about this billboard. They are saying the sign incites violence against the freshman foursome who claim they’ve “been receiving numerous death threats.” It compares the Squad to the “4 horsemen,” “a biblical reference that represents conquest, war, famine and death.”

Tlaib joined the fray tweeting, “How the hell is this not inciting violence?”

I would answer the Congresswoman by asking instead, “How the hell is this inciting violence?”

Some on the left are arguing that the sign is both racist and violent.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, for example, maintains that President Trump’s “racial rhetoric” is inciting violence.

On the group’s Facebook page, they wrote, “Disgusting anti-government violent rhetoric from Cherokee Guns in North Carolina, Threats against members of Congress, particularly minority members are [up] and it is driven by the president’s racial rhetoric. This is dangerous!!!”

Pressley apparently agrees and, in the tweet below, she calls on Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) to have the billboard taken down.

Here are several responses to the post from Facebook users:

“What, no targets on their faces?”

“Reported as terrorism.”

“You righties are just playing into the stereotype of your own making, aren’t you! You can’t go one day without looking like a bunch of fascist, minority hating a**holes who will follow your fuhrer blindly. I have yet to see a story or hear from a republican that doesn’t sound like Germany in the 40s.”

“This is really not a good look for your shop. Putting virtual targets on anyone’s head is just in poor taste.”

“Prepare to be put out if business, you racist piece of sh**.”

Others are just calling the billboard “racist,” because all four squad members are “women of color.”

The Democrats are trying to tie everything to race this election season. “Trump is a racist” is replacing “Trump colluded with the Russians” because that’s all they’ve got.

Ladies, we don’t mock you for your race, we mock you because of all the stupid comments you make and the political positions you support.

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