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New Poll Tests 2020 Trump-Democrat Matchups and the Results May Surprise You

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The political sphere has spent the last four days arguing about whether Donald Trump is a racist simply because he criticized Baltimore and Elijah Cummings. As per the normal rules, a Republican is never allowed to bring up the squalor within a Democrat member’s district and the President obviously isn’t much for the rules of politics.

If you only pay attention to the mainstream media, you’d think Trump was on the edge of total defeat, a mere shell of himself wilting under the barrage of Washington Post editorials saying the same thing over and over. Even on the right, we’ve gotten the usual suspects in the smart set assuring us that Trump’s highlighting of Baltimore was political mistake.

A new poll is pushing back on that conventional wisdom though. Emerson polled a series of head to head matchups. Unlike many other polls going right now, this one is done with registered voters (which will later be supplanted by likely voters) instead of just the general adult population.

The results against Biden and Sanders actually track with what we’ve seen for a while, although the Biden margin is much lower than other polls. Biden, because of his credibly (deserved or not) with mid-west Democrats, has always represented the largest threat to the President’s reelection. As for Sanders, for whatever reason, he appeals to working class voters who otherwise would vote for Trump. If you’ll recall in 2016, Trump pulled about 10% of Sanders voters on election night.

What’s most interesting about this poll is that Trump is tied or beating Warren and Harris. That does buck the conventional wisdom we constantly hear in the press. Harris is described as ascendant, even though there’s little evidence of that. Warren is constantly described as smart and ambitious, with a “plan” for everything.

Yet, the public aren’t necessarily buying it.

This can be explained mostly by their combination of radical policy positions coupled with just being plain unlikable. Warren is easily the shrillest person in the Democratic field. Listening to her screech through policy is like nails on a chalkboard. Harris doesn’t suffer from this and has a much better delivery, yet she’s constantly stumbling and flip-flopping. It makes her seem inauthentic and too much like a calculating political.

I’ve said for a while that either Harris or Warren would be the best matchup for Trump if we are picking from the top tier. There are actually some people in the lower tiers that I believe would fair far better in a general election.

A few last comments about this poll. Notice the numbers breakdown to an even 100%. That’s because they didn’t include the useless “undecided” option that other polls use. The truth is, no one is truly undecided right now. That’s not say some small subset couldn’t be swayed, but we learn much more when people are forced to make a decision.

Another thing to note is that this poll took place after Trump’s Baltimore comments. They seemed to have had no effect on his support. That should be a lesson to those who are positive their view of traditional politics is correct. If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that thinking only inside the box is a sure way to end up with egg on your face again.

If you take anything from this poll though, it should be this. The mainstream media simply don’t impact things nearly as much as they’d like you to believe they do. Most of the country are tuning them out. They do not have the ability to take down Donald Trump no matter how much they scream and yell. Remember that the next time they start another outrage cycle.

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CNN Gets Roundly Mocked After Reporter Talks About the Democrat Debate Stage’s Extravagance

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CNN has bought the leftist idea that humans are a plague on the planet hook, line, and sinker. This is mostly because it, itself, is a leftist organization.

It’s the news outlet that believed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s final solution for cows and encouraged us to lessen our beef intake by chewing on cricket burgers. In fact, CNN is so invested in the climate-change narrative that it has a panic page called CNN Climate.

So when CNN’s Oliver Darcy talked about how much went into crafting their debate stage for their 2019 Democratic debates, Twitter couldn’t help but hold their extravagance up to the light of CNN’s own self-righteousness.

To be fair, it is an impressive looking stage with a lot of pomp and circumstance lined up with it.

Twitter didn’t hold back.

The beating CNN got over this is well deserved. It’s hard to take them seriously about their climate panic when they dish out enough carbon in the building of a stage for Democrats who likely won’t win 2020 unless some miracle happens.

Once again, we’re seeing the Democrats unofficial motto at play.

“It’s okay when we do it.”

You could easily make this a tweet about a GOP debate stage and without a doubt, you’d see op-eds and articles focusing on costs, manpower, and carbon-producing vehicles it took to construct it. The extravagance would be a black mark on the GOP and proof that they really are just all a bunch of rich environment destroying blowhards.

Yet the Democrats are more or less mum on it.

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Ted Cruz Provides the Humor Break We All Need in Hilarious Quip About Why He Grew His Beard

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Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-TX, speaks as FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and DOT I.G. Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, 3/27/19, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote earlier today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was besieged at LAX over the weekend by loud protesters who oppose his anti-open borders stance. Cruz remained unfazed, even smiling and laughing as he posed for pictures while the organized mob yelled at him in the background.

That humor carried over into today, when the Senator noticed a news report about how Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) had decided to grow a beard so people would stop confusing him for his twin brother and 2020 presidential candidate Julian:

Reporters were thrown off by the pair at last month’s Democratic presidential debate in Miami, when the brothers entered the media room afterward in similar suits.

And at a candidates’ forum in April, organizers mistakenly used a photo of Joaquin.

Julian took it in stride, saying it was OK because his brother is “better-looking.”

But Joaquin has come up with a solution to the hairy situation: He’s growing a beard.

“I hadn’t shaved in, like, five days, and I thought I’ll just go ahead and grow it, you know?” Joaquin, who reps the San Antonio area, told The Post.

Cruz responded to the report by saying he understood the frequent mix-ups, because he grew a beard to stop being confused with Kevin Malone from “The Office” series:

Twitter users got a big kick out of the quip and responded:

Here’s the video that .gif came from:

Of course, there was a Grayson Allen reference:

And a Zodiac killer reference:

Brandon even got in on the fun:

There have been other instances of Ted Cruz look-alikes written about on the Internet, which you can scroll through here.

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Photos: Benny Johnson Visits Elijah Cummings’s District, Confirms Dire Situation in Residential Interviews

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An east Baltimore, MD neighborhood in the summer of 2018. Screen grab via Fox 45 – Baltimore.

There’s been a lot of talk over the last several days about President Trump’s criticisms of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and the disturbing conditions in parts of his district. As usual, Trump’s political opposition (including the liberal media) have called him a racist who would never characterize a majority white area of the country as “infested” (which isn’t true).

Some of those same people also dispute what Trump has said about Baltimore, even though numerous investigative reports have been done in the past by the local media, concerned community activists, and PBS about the serious rat, trash, poverty, and crime problems that have plagued certain parts of the city for years.

But the people we haven’t heard much from are the people on the ground in the affected areas. The mainstream media don’t appear to be interested, but fortunately Baltimore Republican Kimberly Klacik has posted numerous videos and images of interviews she’s done with residents who live in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods, making sure their voices are heard.

The same goes for TPUSA’s Benny Johnson, who recently visited the district to conduct interviews with local residents. Here’s what he saw and heard:

Here is the thread unrolled.

In the summer of 2018, Fox 45 – Baltimore did a report that featured then-Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) touring the rows of dilapidated homes, and complaining of the smell of rats and dead animals. “What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down,” Pugh can be heard saying in one part of the video:

Baltimore’s current Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young (D) did not dispute conditions on the ground in his city on Monday, instead saying that Trump should stop “childishly” tweeting about the issue and send federal assistance instead.

Rep. Cummings has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional district since 1996.

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Fusion GPS Media Mouthpieces Take Aim At DNI Nominee John Ratcliffe

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Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sunday, President Trump announced the long overdue departure of Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence and nominated former US Attorney and Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him. Replacing a creating of Washington, like Coats, with a conservative firebrand like Ratcliffe made a lot of people uneasy. In fact, as my colleague Bonchie noted, all the right people are sweating bullets.

One of the major players in the Russia hoax seems to be in a state of near panic. And by that I mean Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is the company that was hired by the Clinton campaign, using a law firm as a cutout, and who in turn hired Christopher Steele to compose his dossier and then shopped that dossier around Washington. FusionGPS was involved in setting up the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and the “Russian lawyer,” Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya had actually worked for Fusion GPS and she met with Fusion PS chief Glenn Simpson both before and after the Trump Tower meeting. Simpson kept up his efforts to push the dossier even after Trump had been elected making it very clear that there was more at play here than a mere contract. Either this was a labor of love for Simpson or there was another paymaster lurking behind the scenes.

As has been documented here and elsewhere two reporters are closely associated with pushing Fusion GPS stories and story lines. Ken Delanian of NBC is so blatant that he’s often called “Fusion ken.” Natasha Bertrand of Politico’s stories, in addition to being a cornucopia of NeverTrump nutbaggery, also parallel what Fusion GPS seems to be pushing. So we’ve seen these stories emerge from those sources.

Why, you might ask, aren’t they saying the same thing? My guess is that Bertrand is pushing Ratcliffe as a “Russia hawk” as a way to diminish trust of him among Trump’s inner circle and put him in the same grouping as Coats. Delanian is pushing “he’s a Trump Tool” at Congress and advocacy groups. That one of the reporters closely associated with Fusion GPS is departing from the political conventional wisdom that is settling in about Ratcliffe seems more of an information operation than the reporting we’ve come to expect from her about anything concerning Trump.

Admittedly, they could be working on their own initiative but their relationship with Fusion GPS over the past three years has been both close and undeniable. Why would they suddenly bolt now when it is more important than ever that the role of Fusion GPS is pushing the Russia Hoax be buried deep because if it isn’t a lot of media reputations are going to go down in flames.

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Don’t Look Now But Ilhan Omar Just Called Guatemala a Sh** Hole

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A few days ago, Guatemala signed a “safe third country” agreement with the United States. What that does is require anyone requesting asylum along our southern border to request asylum first from Mexico or Guatemala before being allowed to apply for asylum in the United States. As Guatemala sits astride the major route used by Central Americans trying to illegally immigrate to the United States, the practical effect would be that we could send anyone who was not Mexican to Guatemala to apply for asylum.

Well, some are not happy. And by “some” I mean the open borders crowd. Among them the jihadi from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar:

I think we all remember the anxiety that shot through our intelligensia in January of 2018 when President Trump dared to speak the truth:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Good question. Many have long wondered why our immigration policy disadvantages people who are likely to assimilate and become patriotic Americans in favor of people who seem to have marginal affinity for anything but what federal largess they can wring out of a bloated benefits system.

The fact is that Guatemala is safer than quite a few American cities and while it might not by America…it is definitely safer that West Baltimore (see Violence In Elijah Cummings’s District Is So Bad His Constituents Can Qualify For Political Asylum At the Mexican Border).

One would think that Omar, of all people, could embrace multiculturalism and agree that just because a country is ruled by brown people that it can actually be a safe place and a good place to live. Perhaps if those immigrants who are so vital to America changed their plans and settled in Guatemala and provided the same lift to the Guatemalan economy that they provide to the US economy we could create an economic engine there that would lift Central America out of the sh** hole nation category and make it a garden spot. I think we should call upon Omar to apologize to the people of Guatemala for denigrating their country and implying that they are incapable of providing a safe environment for highly motivated refugees to live productive lives.

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Video: Ted Cruz Confronted at Airport by Screaming Immigration Protesters

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Poor Texas Senator Ted Cruz can’t seem to go anywhere without people finding him and screaming at him. He can’t even get off of a plane without being confronted in a terminal.

According to the Daily Caller, Cruz was at a terminal at LAX this weekend when a group of protesters from the organization “Voto Latino” surrounded him and made a show of making it seem like Cruz himself was locking up kids at the border.

Protesters can be heard shouting “family matters” (great show), “Americans will not be silenced,” and  “free the children,” at Cruz as if he, right then, would produce a key from his pocket that would unlock cages full of immigrant children.

Cruz stood silently but shook his head.

Voto Latino posted the video of themselves bravely confronting Cruz to Twitter where they used the same logic leftists used to justify confronting he and his wife while they attempted to eat a peaceful dinner and were forced out of a restaurant.

“Politicians like [Ted Cruz] that allow our people to be locked in cages don’t get to be comfortable in public. Those in positions of power must be held accountable for the treatment of children and families at the border,” tweeted Voto Latino.

Like every single one of these protests, you have to wonder where they and their perpetual outrage were during the Obama administration. Again, as has been discussed ad nauseum, this isn’t about the children, this is about political positioning and optics. If Cruz looks like a massive racist for the U.S. following established U.S. law that has been around for decades, then maybe that will translate into people leaving Trump’s camp.

Sure enough, when the children controversy first reared its head, Trump’s approval dipped. The left has been trying to bang that drum ever since.

The truth is that, while our immigration system does need an overhaul, separating children from their families at the border isn’t necessarily a bad practice. Children are often used as product or payment, and it’s in the interest of their safety that we separate them from their parent or guardian until we can check out that everything is on the up and up.

These protesters accomplished nothing but making themselves look like the bad guys by confronting a lone man who obviously knows more about what goes on at the border than they do and doesn’t easily cave to pressure.

What they did accomplish was getting the “Family Matters” theme song stuck in my head.

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“He Counts Judges”: Conan O’Brien Asks How Cocaine Mitch Sleeps at Night, Gets Brilliant Response

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As the self-appointed “Grim Reaper” of the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made it crystal clear that one of his top priorities is getting President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees confirmed.

The Politico reported last week on how the longtime Kentucky Senator was keeping his promises:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday set up votes on lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees next week, setting up a busy pre-recess work session on a top GOP priority.

McConnell’s move means likely confirmation of 19 District Court judges; the GOP leader had focused on higher-level Circuit Court judges for the first 30 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, filling all but four vacancies on the appeals courts.

Now McConnell is beginning to work his way through the 111 District Court vacancies even as the House heads home for the summer this week.

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“Not bad for a week’s work and that’s what the Senate will accomplish before we adjourn for August,” McConnell said on the floor.

Naturally, this makes McConnell an enemy in Democratic circles, which might explain why late night TV talk show host Conan O’Brien took a swipe at McConnell’s looks on Monday, asking how the Majority Leader managed to sleep at night:

Twitter user “Vixen Rogue” had a brilliant response:

Even New York Times alums see McConnell’s laser-like focus on filling court vacancies and begrudgingly praise him:

‘Nuff said.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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Actually, Trump Was “On the Ground” During 9/11 Aftermath

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For some reason, President Donald Trump of New York — that part is important — saying that he was among the effort for cleanup after the terrorist attack that took place on 9/11 but adding that he’s not considering himself a “first responder” meant that he considers himself a first responder to the left.

The jury is still out on why, but I’m more and more convinced that Trump Derangement Syndrome is real by the day.

“I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder,” Trump said during the signing of the 9/11 first responders bill. “But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you.”

CNN host Chris Cillizza wrote an entire article about Trump’s words, saying that Trump is associating himself — very closely — with the men and women who were the first to respond to planes being crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.”

He didn’t, because Trump said in that very speech that he wasn’t.

Cillizza also went over various quotes that Trump said down the line about those days after the wreckage.

“Everyone who helped clear the rubble — and I was there, and I watched, and I helped a little bit — but I want to tell you: Those people were amazing,” Trump said in a speech in Buffalo in 2016. “Clearing the rubble. Trying to find additional lives. You didn’t know what was going to come down on all of us — and they handled it.”

Once again, we see Trump using terms of “they” when describing the people who actually did the hard work of cleaning up New York and rescuing those who were in need. He notes that he was there watching and helped “a little bit,” but he doesn’t use the word “we,” it’s “they.”

The entirety of the purpose of Cillizza and the left who follow this same narrative is to give off the impression that Trump is lying about his involvement in the 9/11 aftermath.

“So why should we be surprised that he has a long track record of suggesting he was someone involved in the cleanup after the 9/11 attacks when it’s clear he wasn’t?” asks Cillizza.

Only Trump was. This video appeared on Twitter showing Trump not only there, but discussing the efforts he’s putting forth to help New York, the city he lives in, in the aftermath. He even expresses knowledge of what goes on for the workers and how dangerous it is, noting workers are being forced to run when a whistle blows out of fear of collapsing structures.

Again, he uses the terms “they” a lot. He doesn’t include himself among them as Cillizza is claiming Trump is trying to do.

Don’t you think that if Trump considered himself one of them he would have immediately done so? It’s odd that he’s continuing to use the same kind of distancing language for a guy trying to include himself among the first responders.

So let’s put this nonsense to bed. Trump was there, he was a part of the effort, though he’s not considering himself among those doing the dirty and dangerous work, nor among the first responders.

This is a non-issue being turned into a much bigger issue and is only one more nasty thing the left is trying to heap onto Trump in order to reduce his approval by 2020.

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As the Left Focuses on Faux Cries of Racism, Baltimore Blows By 2018 Murder Rate and Real People Are Suffering

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Let me show you the stupidity of modern politics. We’ll start with a recap.

Elijah Cummings makes a dishonest, disgusting rant against the acting DHS Secretary, accusing him of abusing children and not caring about humanity. Nothing he said was provably true and it was a slander the CBP didn’t deserve. Trump responded by pointing out, rightly, that Cummings own district is a dumpster fire of crime and poverty and that he shouldn’t be attacking CBP, who are doing the best they can.

To a normal, logical person, the response should be “you know, it is concerning that Baltimore has a murder rate higher than almost every 3rd world country on earth and perhaps we should focus on that.”

But nope, we don’t live in sane times. So instead we got crying on CNN and countless media hits about how Trump’s comments were racist, despite having no racial connotation whatsoever. Heck, we even got Democrats rushing to defend noted anti-Semite and race hustler Al Sharpton because nothing has to make sense anymore as long as you are opposing Trump.

What really happened here is that Trump broke the rules, as he’s apt to do. The rules say that Republicans simply aren’t allowed to point out the failures of Democrats in the major cities and if you do so, you will be labeled racist because the inner cities are mostly made up of minorities. Until Trump, most Republicans dutifully followed the script.

Trump is not most Republicans.

Meanwhile, as the left rages about tweets that were objectively not racist, real people continue to suffer and die in Baltimore, a city none of them were thinking twice about until it became a way to respond angrily at Donald Trump.

Here’s some eye popping stats for you.

Those numbers are high enough that if Baltimore were a country, it’d be the 4th most dangerous country on the planet. Baltimore leads every U.S. city in murder rate and it’s really not even close at this point. Even if you broaden it to just violent crime (including minor assaults, etc.), Baltimore still clocks in at #2, just behind Detroit.

But the high median income and college graduate rates!

Well yeah. Cummings’ district looks like a child threw up because it’s been so gerrymandered (for the record I’m not against gerrymandering and to the victor go the spoils). That means that he has western and northern suburbs that curve around and connect to his part of the city. In those suburbs are mostly rich white people who moved out of the city long ago because it is such a disaster.

Median income numbers do absolutely nothing to tell the story of poverty within west Baltimore, which is the area being referenced throughout this entire ordeal.

Baltimore is objectively in awful shape. The violent crime numbers are mind-glowingly bad. Residents live in fear and squalor that’s more fit for Afghanistan. Instead of actually addressing Trump’s comments though, we’ve gotten nonsensical #IamBaltimore hashtags and virtue signaling. Because that’s all our current political and media class are good for.

By next week, none of those same people will be thinking about Baltimore. They won’t help the people there. They won’t hold the officials helping to destroy the city accountable. As usual, this was all about politics and “orange man bad.” Better to cry racism for partisan gain than to actually help people who are literally dying in a ware zone in one of America’s oldest cities.

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