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NY Times Is Concerned John Ratcliffe Is Too Partisan For DNI Role; Brit Hume Immediately Pounces

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The left has been highly critical of President Trump’s decision to replace DNI Dan Coats with Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX). My colleague, Bonchie, posted about some of that outrage here.

Coats, although a Republican, is a creature of the Washington establishment. He has not hesitated to criticize President Trump and he has done his best to stonewall the release of sensitive documents. Some believe Coats may even have been the “anonymous senior White House official” who wrote an op-ed published by The New York Times last September in which he trashed the President.

At any rate, he will leave his position on August 15th.

On Monday, The New York Times sent out a rather audacious and tone-deaf tweet which said: “Former officials have expressed concern that Representative John Ratcliffe, President Trump’s pick to serve as director of national intelligence, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job.”

Fox News’ Brit Hume was having none of it and he quickly shot back with a tweet of his own. In one brief sentence, he ended the debate. He wrote: ““Nonpartisan?” As in Clapper and Brennan?”

Both Clapper and Brennan are believed to be complicit in the deep state’s coup against the President. Brennan was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic Obama administration officials to push the Russian collusion narrative. He shared the story with anyone who would listen. He’s often referred as the  “cheerleader” for the Trump/Russia collusion investigation.

Signs point to Clapper’s involvement in the scheme as well. Specifically, he is believed to have leaked word to the media who had been sitting on the dossier story, that the President-elect had been briefed, which gave them the green light to go ahead and publish.

Brit Hume does have a way of getting right to the heart of the matter. As he did on Monday night.

Here are some of the responses to Brit’s insightful tweet:

“Don’t forget “ONLY VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS” Comey”

“This right here is Twitter gold…lol”

“Only democrat presidents are allowed to appoint partisans”

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NEW: ACLJ Has Obtained Obama DOJ’s Immunity Agreements With Hillary Clinton’s Attorneys

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On Monday night’s edition of Hannity, it was announced that The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has obtained the Obama DOJ’s immunity agreements with Hillary Clinton’s lawyers, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson. These records were obtained via a FOIA request filed by the ACLJ two years ago.

Mills served as Clinton’s chief of staff and Samuelson served as a senior advisor and White House liaison during her tenure as Secretary of State. Both women became her personal attorneys after she left State.

According to ACLJ executive director and radio host Jordan Sekulow, Mills and Samuelson agreed to turn over their laptops in exchange for:

Immunity from prosecution for anything found on their laptops violating multiple felony criminal statutes governing the mishandling of classified information and/or the removal or destruction of records, including Espionage Act provisions. Further, the DOJ and FBI also agreed to evade the statutory requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by purporting to deem the contents of the laptops as not under DOJ or FBI “custody or control.”

According to the DOJ Inspector General, who identified these as the “culling laptops,” “[a]ll 62,320 emails pulled from the Clinton servers were stored at one time on these laptops.” Having taken control of these laptops, agreeing to severely limit its searches, agreeing to unlawfully shield the laptops from FOIA, then agreeing to dispose of the laptops, it appears the Comey FBI and Lynch DOJ did everything in their power to protect Clinton’s senior aids and lawyers from both criminal liability and public scrutiny.

While these immunity agreements and related news have been publicly discussed to some extent, the ACLJ has now obtained the actual documents so the public may see and judge them accordingly.

The pair were essentially given the green light “to dispose of evidence and refuse to comply with federal law.”

During former FBI agent Peter Strzok’s Congressional testimony last summer, he disclosed that Clinton’s lawyers had negotiated immunity agreements with Loretta Lynch’s DOJ which was shocking. Now the actual documents can be viewed here.

Sekulow explained to Hannity:

They take over her emails. They’re called “culling computers” and each one had one. These were the backups of the infamous server out in Colorado that had the 62,000 emails on them.

Each [Mills and Samuelson] had it and guess what, each was going through as now Hillary Clinton’s lawyers deleting emails. So, when this investigation began, they wanted to make sure right off the bat that they were immune from the Espionage Act, the Records Act, and the Classified Information Act. Crimes that bring prison time of up to 28 years if you combine them for each of these actors and  yet they get full immunity, but not just that. They also get the FBI and the DOJ to agree to not allow the American people to access this information on their computers via FOIA. I’ve got that document right here. And they’ll destroy the computers for Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson and the Clinton Team.

This arrangement has been described as “highly unusual.” These women went through over 62,000 emails which had been subpoenaed and decided which were okay for the public to see and which should be withheld.

In an article published on Monday, Sekulow goes into the details of the agreements and also discusses the FBI’s attempts to stonewall the ACLJ’s attempts to obtain these records. He wrote that the DOJ/FBI “expressly attempted to evade FOIA’s requirements.” The language included in the immunity agreements with Mills and Samuelson was meant to “circumvent” FOIA requests. Or so they thought. Read the details here.

These immunity agreements represent the most irrefutable evidence yet of America’s two-tier system of justice. Although we’ve suspected this all along, we now have proof. We’ve waited a long time to see justice served, as government agencies have tried their best to stonewall the release of key documents. Although the progress has been painfully slow, important information is being revealed and a picture of extensive abuse of power by officials at the highest levels of the Obama DOJ and FBI is emerging.

This is not a good day for Team Hillary.

Watch the video below.

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Elijah Cummings Can’t Hide Behind The Race Card Anymore

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Elijah Cummings Can’t Hide Behind The Race Card Anymore

Previously I referred to a Wall Street Journal calling President Trump a “Brawler For Democracy.” He is indeed. Moreover, there’s a newly discovered benefit to President Trump’s bumptious, brawling style. Understanding that great minds think like mine, even the great Rush Limbaugh hinted at this new effect on his morning show yesterday…as I was busily drafting out this article; so I’m still taking the credit.

President Trump has made it such that no one is immune from accountability for their words and actions. He has refused to be cowed by certain personages whose personal status (war hero, civil rights icon, washed up football player) has heretofore made them off limits to criticism.

In one example of this, President Trump, provided stellar support, including aircraft from the Presidential fleet for Senator John McCain’s funeral. How did McCain’s ungrateful family respond? They made His funeral a week long “bash Trump” event. When the President quite rightly responded to some of the more over the top comments by the McCain family and their retainers, he got scorched by the leftists for “speaking ill of the dead.” What a crock. The McCain family got exactly what they deserved. As for the leftists, it was only a few years ago that they were talking about McCain just as they do President Trump. As time goes on, John McCain will be remembered not as a “maverick,” but for his perfidious conduct.

Fast forward to this last Sunday’s series of tweets by the President criticizing civil rights “icon” Elijah Cummings. President Trump quite rightly called out Rep. Cummings for his ill-mannered tirade against the Chief of Homeland Security. During that shouting session, Cummings made a series of offensive and completely false accusations regarding conditions at border detention facilities. accusations. Interestingly, Cummings hasn’t been to the border facilities in question that I am aware of.

Not a bit fazed by Cummings’s civil rights armor plating, President Trump called him out in a series of tweets Sunday, basically telling him to deal with the squalid conditions in his own district before he makes (patently false) accusations about somebody else’s area of responsibility. This is classic Trump. Not just the part about him being willing to return fire when fired upon, but also the willingness to push back against the left’s almost automatic use of the race card by stripping away that protective armor. This is important. Heretofore, when a member of our side inevitably got hit with the race card (usually when the other side realized they were losing on the merits) our guy would cringe meekly say, “Oh! I’m sorry,” and slink away.

That didn’t happen this time. While the left stridently and expectedly screeched, “Raaayciss!” President Trump didn’t apologize. He didn’t back down. He doubled down. Suddenly, there appeared first a trickle, then a stream of stories…and video footage of Democrats such as Bernie Sanders talking about Baltimore, saying the same thing as President Trump. More video surfaced of City of Baltimore officials, again saying essentially the same thing as The President. To make matters worse (for the Democrats) somebody unearthed an old NPR segment entitled “Rattown,” discussing the sanitation problem in Baltimore. The icing on the cake however, has been video footage of several residents of Cummings’ district stating for all the World to hear, that he hasn’t done anything for them or their District.

Representative Cummings has been living on his reputation for several decades. What has he accomplished for the citizens of his district? Nothing. Their only value to him, is once every two years when they flip the lever for him. Calling him out isn’t racist. As the militant teachers in Wisconsin said as they climbed through the State Capital windows to protest actually having to work, “This is what Democracy looks like.”

If President Trump had reacted when confronted, as previous Republican Presidents or failed candidates, none of this would have come out. Representative Elijah Cummings would have never been outed as a living on the achievements of another era. What President Trump has given our side, is permission to fight back.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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Quinnipiac: Biden bounces back out to a big lead, up 12 points in a month, as Harris fades

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FiveThirtyEight noticed last week that, very quietly, Biden was recovering from the polling hit he took after the busing exchange with Kamala Harris at the last debate. Harris had zoomed up after that in some polls, even touching 20 percent in Quinnipiac’s June survey, but the trend didn’t continue. It was Biden who was once again on the rise while Harris dipped a bit.

Now here comes Quinnipiac’s July poll with even clearer evidence of the trend.

What happened?

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Look back to the numbers from June. After a long slide in early July after the first debate, with Harris nearly passing him, Biden’s regained 12 points and now enjoys a bigger lead than he did before. And most of that 12-point surge has come at Harris’s expense. Check this out (“AA” is “African-American”):

A huge number of black voters migrated from Biden to Harris after the busing exchange … and now they appear to have come home to Joe. It’s not just happening in the Quinnipiac poll either. Over at RCP’s poll of polls, Biden has regained nearly all of the lead he enjoyed shortly before the first Democratic debate. In mid-June he stood at 32 percent with Bernie second at 15. Today Biden’s at 31.3 with Elizabeth Warren second at 14.8. Harris, the supposed breakout star of the last debate, is in fourth place at 11 percent — still several points higher than where she was before the busing attack on Biden but by no means threatening Uncle Joe for the lead.

Again, what happened?

Nate Silver speculated last week that the post-debate polls were affected by a burst of enthusiasm from Harris supporters. As that enthusiasm cooled a bit, the polling equilibrium was restored:

[O]ne contributing factor may be nonresponse bias — after a good debate for Harris and a poor one for Biden, for instance, Harris supporters may be more likely to respond to polls and Biden ones less so. I tend to think this phenomenon is a little overstated and that an easier answer is simply that a lot of voters don’t have deep convictions about the race until much later, and so bounce around among whichever candidates have gotten favorable press coverage recently.

The latter explanation about the lack of deep convictions makes more sense to me. Voters liked what they saw of Harris at the debate but they haven’t seen or heard much lately unless they’re so attuned to daily political news that they’re following the rollout of her Medicare for All plans, so they’re back in default mode. If I had to float a theory for why they’re reverting to Biden it’d be pure, clean, simple electability: Uncle Joe blows the field away when Dems are asked who stands the best chance of beating Trump, taking 51 percent of the vote when no one else does better than 10. Every day that Democratic voters are focused on the latest Trump outburst instead of the daily squabbling among Dem candidates is probably a good day for Biden inasmuch as Trump’s antics remind liberals that winning next fall is all that matters, which naturally leads them back to the safest, supposedly most electable choice.

The most frequently recurring narrative about the primary in political media this past week is Biden vowing to get his game face on for the upcoming debate. Literally every four hours or so, some media outlet regurgitates another “no more mister nice guy” piece about Uncle Joe. He’s been taking shots at Harris and Cory Booker too, partly to preview the battle to come on Wednesday night and partly to reassure nervous Biden fans who thought he looked a bit … frail at the first debate that he’s up to the challenge. I hope for his sake that that’s true. Because Philip Klein’s right that he’s staring down the barrel of a “Pawlenty moment” if he wimps out again when he’s face to face with Harris:

For those who need a reminder, Pawlenty was a governor of Minnesota who ran a failed bid for the 2012 Republican nomination. From the get-go, he was hindered by the perception that he was too boring and too much of a nice Midwesterner to survive the brutal world of presidential politics. Seeking to disabuse people of this perception, he used the run up to a summer 2011 debate as an opportunity to attack Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare law that provided the model for Obamacare. In interviews leading up to the debate, he deployed the phrase “Obamneycare” and talked about his sharp elbows from playing hockey. Everything was teed up for Pawlenty to swing at Romney’s biggest vulnerability. Yet when he was given the opportunity to challenge Romney on the debate stage, he totally bungled it. He didn’t merely wiff, he backed off his attack altogether. Pawlenty wouldn’t formally drop out of the race until August, but effectively, his chances were doomed once he blew his chance in the June debate.

Romney analogies usually aren’t good for Harris but she’ll take that one. Exit question: Will Biden wimp out? I think he’ll wimp out.

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Ilhan Omar Reaches New Lows, Retweets Tweet Celebrating the Attack on Rand Paul

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Not long ago, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was attacked by his neighbor, cracking six of his ribs, puncturing his lungs, and giving him two bouts of pneumonia. According to his wife, recovering from those injuries was a “living hell.”

And Rep. Ilhan Omar seems to be okay with it.

According to the Daily Caller, Omar was just caught retweeting a tweet by insane Hollywood celebrity Tom Arnold who tweeted out some hate for Paul after Paul said Omar should visit Somalia just to see how good America has been to her.

As I covered in further detail, nothing Paul had said was inherently bad at all. However, you can bet it would somehow be taken as inherently racist. This caused Arnold to respond by sympathizing with this violent neighbor.

“Imagine being Rand Paul’s next door neighbor and having to deal with @RandPaul lying cowardly circular whiney bullcrap about lawn clippings. No wonder he ripped his toupee off,” tweeted Arnold.

Arnold is usually known for his over the top, bizarre rants, even going so far as to suggest he’d prefer an actual Nazi over Trump. Regardless of his reputation as an insane person, Omar must have agreed with Arnold and retweeted the tweet itself as captured by the Daily Caller.

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So let’s break this down.

Paul was attacked and horribly injured by his neighbor. This was after surviving an attempted assassination by a crazed pro-Bernie Sanders socialist, mind you. Paul is then on camera saying that if America is so bad then Omar should go back to her hometown to see what’s happening down there. He didn’t mention deportation, he didn’t even mention race, just where she’s originally from. The left naturally gets upset about it, triggers Arnold, who in turn makes it out that Paul deserved the violence that was inflicted upon him.

This is then retweeted by Omar who is already in hot water for…

Omar continues to prove to be a much more horrible person than the media could ever make President Donald Trump out to be, yet it’s doubtful that anyone but the right will call Omar out on this.

Bottom line, Omar just smiled at violence toward a colleague, yet no one is saying a word about it.

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Former Bill Clinton Spox Says Voting for Trump Makes You a Racist. Let’s Turn His Logic Around on Him.

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Joe Lockhart, who was the press secretary for President Bill Clinton during his last two years in office, is boiling mad at President Trump in the aftermath of his feud with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). And if you are one of Trump’s supporters, he’s got a message for you:

Lockhart appeared on CNN‘s “New Day” on Sunday where he was interviewed by anchor Victor Blackwell, who on Saturday had launched into a viral short rant defending Baltimore against Trump’s attack. Here’s how how Lockhart responded when Blackwell asked him a surprisingly fair question about his tweet:

Blackwell: “Joe, you took it one step further. You actually — and I’m going to read your tweet. ‘Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves. 2020 is a moment of reckoning for America. Vote for Donald Trump, and you are a racist. Don’t hide it like a coward. Wear that racist badge proudly and see how it feels.’

I’m going to read that sentence again: ‘Vote for Donald Trump, and you’re a racist.’ Americans who vote for the President because, let’s say, they’re firmly pro-life, they are racist because they believe that he is right on that issue no matter who the eventual Democratic nominee is, is pro-choice, that pro-life voter is a racist because they vote for Donald Trump?”

The former Bill Clinton White House press secretary doubled down as he responded: “I think so. I think racism only exists because it’s supported. If people didn’t support racism, you wouldn’t have racists.”

After recalling that there were “hints” of Trump’s racism in 2016, [Lockhart] continued:

“They’re making this an explicit strategy. They’re saying — and it’s a logical extension of his immigration strategy — they’re saying they want to divide America into two groups — whites and nonwhites — and that is a racist strategy. So my point is, if you go into the polls and when you say you support Donald Trump, then you’re supporting his racism, and that’s the foundation of being racist.”

Watch video of Lockhart’s remarks below:

After facing a wave of criticism for his tweet and appearance on CNN, he doubled down later:

Let’s just start off with the obvious point first here:

Right? Getting a lecture from a Clinton diehard about morals and ethics is like getting a lecture from Clinton himself on the the virtues of staying faithful in your marriage.

As I wrote earlier today, Trump’s criticisms about Cummings and his district are not about racism. Cummings is just one more in a long line of Democrats who have attacked both Trump and his policies, and Trump is doing what he always does when he is attacked: He attacks back.

But for purposes of discussion, let’s say Trump was a racist as Lockhart emphatically asserts. If that made everyone who supported him a “racist”, what does Lockhart’s standard say about about his own support for Bill Clinton?

Lockhart wasn’t just his spokesman from 1998-2000. Lockhart worked for the Clinton 1996 reelection campaign, too, enthusiastically supporting a second term. He was also the deputy press secretary for Clinton before he was promoted to the press secretary role in late 1998.

Clinton’s wandering eye, overly handsy nature, and propensity to sleep around on Hillary Clinton all were well-known by that time. Clinton had also by that time been accused of multiple instances of sexual assault and harassment.

So by Lockhart’s standards, he was endorsing adultery, sexual harassment, sexism, and possibly sexual assault in working for both the Clinton campaign and administration.

See how this works, Joe? Two can play at this game.

Bonus take from Brit Hume:

Ah, memories.

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

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Newsweek Op-Ed: Ilhan Omar Is Fighting For The White Working Class, Even As They Chant ‘Send Her Back’

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In a recent op-ed, Newsweek’s Domenica Ghanem claims that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is fighting for the white working class, even as they chant “Send Her Back.” Ghanem adds that “over the last month I have watched in awe as Rep. Ilhan Omar has responded to hate with not just grace, but policy.”

Grace? Ilhan Omar? Grace would mean she might express a little gratitude to the country which took her in as a refuge so many years ago, paid for her food, shelter and education and made it possible for her to enjoy the full, rich and free life she has today. Instead, she feels nothing but contempt for America.

Policy? Ghanem refers to Omar’s introduction of the Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act, a bill to stop people from being evicted from their mobile homes and the No Shame at School Act, which would make school lunches more affordable and stop efforts to shame kids whose families can’t afford their food.”

Both of these initiatives are directed toward lower income Americans who are already covered by existing government safety nets.

Sorry Ms. Ghanem. I’m not convinced.

When I think of Ilhan Omar, I think of her anti-Semitic remarks, her introduction of a House resolution to support the anti-Israel BDS movement, and the evil smile which crossed her face as she asked U.S. Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams, “Do you think that massacre [a bloody conflict in San Salvador] was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?”

I remember the same evil smile when she told an audience that “ignorance was pervasive in this country” and her refusal to condemn Antifa and other terrorist groups. I also recall her reference to 9/11 as “some people did something,” the letter she wrote to a U.S. District Court judge asking for his compassion when “sentencing nine Minnesota Somali-American men convicted of joining the terror group ISIS.”

Grace? Fighting for white working class Americans? Not so much.

Apparently, I’m not alone. Many readers found Ms. Ghanem’s article to be completely divorced from reality. Here’s how others responded:

“How?”

“She’s done literally nothing. LMAO”

“Newsweek gives cover to blatant anti-semite. Who has sponsored zero bills to help anyone but BDS.”

“When you want to be the new ThinkProgress soooooo bad.”

“Oh Newsweek, we know you are a Dem cheerleader! @IlhanMN just said white men are the problem.”

“This is a farce. She is not and I repeat not working for the “white” anything. She wants this country “fundamentally” changed. Anti-American is the best description of this woman”

“Narrator: This is a joke.”

“I thought this magazine was on its last legs, but this is ridiculous.”

“Yes increasing the taxes of the middle class by 20-30% is a clear indicator of how much she cares about their “rights”

“And the facts to back up that statement would be?”

“Replying to @Newsweek @IlhanMN
$1”

“It’s amazing to me how much the media tries to help these people out.”

“We saw this same kind of fawning over Obama. Disgusting.”

“Name one thing she has done for anyone?”

“Hard pass.”

“Carry that water, Newsweek!”

“Y’all can not possibly believe this crap.”

“$15 an hour minimum wage is too much, it’s already causing people to cut back hours. Supporting abortion, the Green New Deal and open borders in no way helps the middle class. Newsweek has their socialist agenda right beside hers.”

“This lip-flapping is how
you got Trump elected,
and how you will do it again.”

“just because you say it doesn’t make it true. She’s a straight up extremist, and her disdain for America is palpable in the streets of her district”

“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”

And finally:

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Julian Castro Politicks Dumbly After Being Called Out for His Goofy & Obvious Hypocrisy Over the Border. Plus: KISS

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Could American politics exist without hypocrisy?

How would the members of the two-party system distinguish themselves (see here)?

Fortunately for Julian Castro, there’s no need to find out.

On CBS show Face the Nation Sunday, Margaret Brennan asked the 2020 Democratic hopeful about his condemnation of President Trump’s border security efforts in light of Julian’s previous praise for one Barack Hussein Obama:

“I want to ask you about immigration, which you have made a part of your campaign focus. When you were mayor of San Antonio, you testified before Congress and you called for increased border security measures and you praised the Obama administration’s actions.”

Margaret then played a clip of Julian lauding Barack for a bolstered border and the removal of “dangerous individuals.”

Busted.

Margaret pitched an absolutely perfect question:

“Why did you praise that policy then, but when the Trump administration adopts similar language and policies, you’re hypercritical of them?”

10 out of 10, Margaret.

Pssst — Julian…Say something really, really dumb right now. Just really politican-y and daft…Dude, just go for it.

His reply:

“Well, I think that’s a very, very far stretch, Margaret. … I haven’t changed at all.”

Nicely done.

Pivot:

“What I don’t agree with, and what’s definitely different in this administration, is that this administration has weaponized the law to cruelly separate little children from their parents.”

Uhhh, no.

Family separation was the product of the Clinton era’s Flores Settlement, the 2008 legislation of a Democratic Congress, and a ruling by the left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in response to a legal challenge to child imprisonment (here).

And many of the cage pictures which have outraged some on the internet were taken during Obama’s presidency or captured facilities built during his tenure.

But go ahead, Castro:

“What I have an issue with is separating little children from their parents, I have an issue with an administration that uses migrants as a scapegoat to create fear and paranoia in order to win elections…”

Use fear and paranoia to win elections? Hmmm…

As for his consistency, in This Present Trump Darkness, he’s favored decriminalizing illegal immigration, Julian’s championed taxpayer-funded healthcare for people in the country illegally, and he’s endorsed eradicating the law which makes re-entering the U.S. illegally more than once a felony.

Contradict much?

Sounds like he’s got some things to figure out.

Though, I don’t know when he’ll find the time: In the initial Democratic debates, Julian claimed men need to have abortions (good grief, here). Figuring out the science behind that is going to prove to be — I think we can all agree — at least a 40-hour-a-week job. And that doesn’t include lunch breaks.

I hope he’s gettin’ to it.

In the meantime, marvel with me, if you will, at just how very much Julian sounds like KISS frontman Paul Stanley:



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This Week’s Democrat Polling in ‘Parks & Rec’ GIFs

Another week, new polling.  In previous weeks, we’ve looked at polling in Taylor Swift lyrics, Archer GIFs, and Arrested Development. This week, Quinnipiac polling and Parks & Rec GIFs.

Let’s see how the democrats are doing.

The Overall Democratic Field

They’re a very cool grip that’s killing it with the young people.

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First Place- Joe Biden (34%)

Once again, Uncle Joe comes out on top. The voters seem to like him as much as Leslie Knope does.

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Second Place- Elizabeth Warren (15%)

Well, that’s a huge gap between first and second place. Maybe it’s because she basically painted the murals in Pawnee City Hall. If she doesn’t get a White House, gig, though, I know somebody else who might be hiring.

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Third Place- Kamala Harris (12%)

Just a bit behind Warren, we’ve got Kamala Harris. Half of the people she’s put in jail are like:

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Fourth Place- Bernie Sanders (11%)

Just one point behind Harris, we have the man who doesn’t understand math. May I suggest a new campaign slogan?

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BUT WAIT!

“Don’t know” came in at 12%, showing us just how passionate people are about their choices.

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Greg Gutfeld on the Trump-Cummings Feud: “If Trump’s a Racist, He Sucks at It”

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As I wrote earlier today, Democrats and the mainstream media are, as usual, in agreement and have declared tweets posted by President Trump this weekend critical of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and his district as “racist.”

To recap, Trump had the audacity to echo what some of the same Democrats and media outlets ripping him now have said in so many words in the past about Baltimore (minus the criticisms of Cummings). Here’s some of what Trump wrote about Cummings and Baltimore that started the latest round of outrage:

“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Fox News‘s Greg Gutfeld made a good point on Twitter Saturday on the issue of the President criticizing Cummings, noting Trump’s actions on race-related issues are at odds with the portrait Democrats and the media often paint of him:

The man has a point. A racist white President, after all, would not do things to help the black community.

I noted in my post this morning that it was a mistake for people to assume that Trump was racist simply because he criticized a black Congressman and a district that is predominantly black.

He’s an equal opportunity critic. He claps back at people who take off after him. No matter their race, no matter if they are a man or woman. And no matter the party. It doesn’t matter.

I made related points in a Twitter thread Sunday, also noting that The Usual Suspects are weakening definition of the word “racism” to mean only what liberals decide it means at any given time:

Simply put, the word “racist” (like the words “sexist” and “homophobe”) has been watered down to mean “anyone who disagrees with Democrats on race-related issues” and “any white person who criticizes a black Democrat.” We heard it non-stop during President Obama’s two terms in office, and Democrats have only escalated the use of the dishonest tactic during Trump’s term.

It’s insulting to actual victims of racism, and Democrats and media types who use the race card as a substitute for substantive arguments against Trump’s words and polices ought to be ashamed of themselves – assuming they have any shame left.

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