web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "democrats" (Page 140)

Bernie Sanders Proves Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Socialism

Westlake Legal Group bernie-sanders-flickr-cc-620x349 Bernie Sanders Proves Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Socialism socialism Politics Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats campaign Bernie Sanders Allow Media Exception

Caricature by DonkeyHotey flic.kr/p/Ct4G4K

If people won’t listen to me when I say that socialism is a disease America should do its best to avoid, then perhaps Sen. Bernie Sanders can convince them.

As Kira Davis wrote on Sunday, the controversy surrounding Sanders and his inability to pay his staff $15 an hour only arose because Sanders is all about guaranteeing the American people a fair wage as he preaches the virtues and successes of socialism from the summit of BS Mountain.

Hilariously, the socialists are getting what I can only assume is their first crash course in real-world economics as the campaign is now promising to pay staffers $15/hr by cutting staff and upping hours for those that remain.

Needless to say, everyone but the socialists feeling the Bern are finding the situation pretty funny.

Miller brings up a good point, though.

Sanders goes on and on about how the rich get richer as the poor get poorer, and the only way we can stop this injustice from happening is if we embrace socialism. Yet here is Sanders. The dude is worth millions, he owns three homes, one of which costs him $600,000. He’s part of a political class that receives bloated salaries and benefits the average American can only dream of.

He can’t give up any of that to to keep his team well staffed and well paid? I thought he was a socialist. I thought spreading the wealth around was something he was all about, seeing as how he’s constantly telling us that we need to do it with our tax dollars.

But he doesn’t and he won’t.

As I’ve previously written in more detail, humanity and socialism aren’t compatible. We each are looking after the interests of ourselves and, by extension, our families. As intelligent, egocentric apes, we have little interest in sacrificing our gains for the “greater good.” The “greater good” is too often an illogical mess with ideals and methods that run contrary to our idiom and as such we trust ourselves individually with our property.

Sanders, whether he likes it or not, is demonstrating this.

He’s just as driven by gains as the rest of us. What’s more, if we’re to judge socialism by its history, Sanders is trying to put himself into a position where the socialism he implements would hardly touch him. The man is a walking, talking example of “socialism is for the people, not the socialist.”

I can’t stress how much this needs to be hammered home, especially at a time when nearly half of Millennials and Gen Z approve of socialism. Pointing and laughing at the fact that the pro-socialism campaign can’t embrace socialism should be a massive highlight from conservatives and libertarians on the constant. The fact that Sanders, America’s leading socialist, can’t be bothered to practice it should be one of the biggest proofs that socialism isn’t worth fighting for.

The post Bernie Sanders Proves Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Socialism appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group bernie-sanders-flickr-cc-300x169 Bernie Sanders Proves Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Socialism socialism Politics Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats campaign Bernie Sanders Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas, Who Has Walked Back a Key Part of “Racism” Claim, Is a Big Jussie Smollett Fan

Westlake Legal Group 65502399-8012-4cc6-ad5d-0facb03ad64d-620x317 Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas, Who Has Walked Back a Key Part of “Racism” Claim, Is a Big Jussie Smollett Fan Social Media racism Race Politics North Carolina Media Jussie Smollett journalism Georgia Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Erica Thomas donald trump democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

FILE – In this May 20, 2016 file photo, Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Smollett debuted a music video for “F.U.W.”, a song about injustice which he wrote and performs, on his YouTube page. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

As Red State‘s Elizabeth Vaughn wrote Sunday, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas (D) tweeted Friday that she was “verbally assaulted” in a Publix grocery store by a white man who told her to “go back to where she came from”:

Her attorney Gerald Griggs tweeted out her video recap of what she said happened during the incident:

Griggs’s tweet and Thomas’s have a combined total of almost 30,000 retweets as of this writing. Many of the people who shared the tweets and/or who responded to them believed the alleged incident happened because of the “send [Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)] back” chant that happened during a Wednesday Trump rally in North Carolina.

As it turns out, Thomas walked back a key part of her claim when interviewed by local journalists, as Fox News reports:

“He said, ‘go back,’ you know, those types of words,” Thomas said on Saturday. “I don’t wanna say he said ‘go back to your country,’ or ‘go back to where you came from,’ but he was making those types of references, is what I remember.”

“So, you don’t remember exactly what he said?” a reporter pressed.

Thomas answered: “No, no, definitely not. But I know it was ‘go back,’ because I know I told him to ‘go back.’”

Thomas and her attorney had a press conference this morning in which her attorney said she was called a “b” twice (which the accused admitted in a news segment). Her attorney also said that is the worst insult you can call a black woman. He claimed the Publix video proves her allegation (he didn’t note the video does not have audio).

He also says that, contra to news reports from local and national outlets, she has not walked back anything (even though she did). Over the weekend:

Today:

Also, just a reminder about the man she is accusing of racism:

Here’s what I think happened: Thomas took took too many items to a “10 items or less” checkout lane. Eric Sparkes (the accused) got upset and suggested she “go back” to her original checkout lane. A verbal altercation ensued where harsh words were exchanged and Sparkes called her a “b” a couple of times. Until the video(s) are released, we won’t know if he left the store and came back in to go off some more, as Thomas claims.

Twitter sleuths did some digging over the weekend and found this 2015 gem from Thomas about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who concocted a hate crime hoax earlier this year by accusing two mythical Trump supporters of beating him up after he left a Subway restaurant in the wee hours of a January morning:

In fairness, no one knew in 2015 what Smollett would do in 2019. And we are also still finding out new information and waiting for the release of the video(s) in the Georgia case. Still, in light of Thomas retracting a key part of her initial claim, it was worth noting.

———–
— 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. –

The post Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas, Who Has Walked Back a Key Part of “Racism” Claim, Is a Big Jussie Smollett Fan appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group 65502399-8012-4cc6-ad5d-0facb03ad64d-300x154 Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas, Who Has Walked Back a Key Part of “Racism” Claim, Is a Big Jussie Smollett Fan Social Media racism Race Politics North Carolina Media Jussie Smollett journalism Georgia Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Erica Thomas donald trump democrats Culture Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Shocking Video: Venezuelans Talk About Suffering Under Socialism as “The Squad” Talks Lovingly About It

Westlake Legal Group alexandria-ocasio-cortez-pointing-SCREENSHOT-620x348 Shocking Video: Venezuelans Talk About Suffering Under Socialism as “The Squad” Talks Lovingly About It Venezuela The Squad socialism Politics Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Bernie Sanders AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The vast majority of Americans have never had to live under socialism and thank the good Lord above for that, but it has had the unintended effect of romanticizing it to various parts of our nation. This includes people in our own government, specifically the foursome known as “The Squad.”

Asking Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib both consider socialism to be one of the most fabulous things since sliced bread lines and speak lovingly of the economic system during interviews. What’s more, many in America are seduced by the promise of “equality,” and the “fairness” of “free” things for everyone.

Thanks in part to media, activists, and politicians like those in “The Squad,” socialism has come off as a solution to all of societies ills. History tells a different story. In reality, socialism is a rot that infects and then destroys countries. It’s an economic system that, once taken from paper and put into action, begins to ruin economies and kill people.

Right now, this is most notable in Venezuela, a country that should be a wealthy world power for all intents and purposes, but thanks to socialism is collapsing before our eyes. With a year round growing season and more oil reserves than an oil baron could dream of, Venezuela has everything it needs to be an economic powerhouse, but thanks to socialism its a country of riots, starvation, and disease.

The Daily Caller went to Venezuela to talk to those living under socialism, and the results were shocking. Things we take for granted in the United States are things that people in Venezuela may be killed over. You may wait in line overnight for a loaf of bread, only to get to the front of the line and find out that there isn’t anymore. You may be riding your bike down the street and get shot multiple times just so someone else can have it.

In part of the video, a man had been shot in front of the Daily Caller crew and the police just walked by.

Meanwhile, AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders and more speak of socialism as successful in other parts of the world.

We always hear about how the socialism that failed in other countries wasn’t “true socialism” but that’s just an excuse to explain an undeniable truth. Humanity and socialism can never coexist. We aren’t made for that kind of system by nature, and forcing it on a species that can’t fit with it will only destroy it. If we can’t glean that from Venezuela, and we continue to embrace it, the United States will come to resemble Venezuela in some form or fashion.

The post Shocking Video: Venezuelans Talk About Suffering Under Socialism as “The Squad” Talks Lovingly About It appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Venezuela-300x169 Shocking Video: Venezuelans Talk About Suffering Under Socialism as “The Squad” Talks Lovingly About It Venezuela The Squad socialism Politics Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Bernie Sanders AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

As #MuellerIsComing Trends, Disappointment Looms Large Again

Westlake Legal Group Robert-Mueller-620x325 As #MuellerIsComing Trends, Disappointment Looms Large Again Testimony. Congress Robert Mueller Politics Jerry Nadler Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump disappointment democrats delusion collusion #MuellerIsComing

In a photo taken Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The media and Democrats are currently in the process of hyping up Robert Mueller’s coming testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. He will appear on Wednesday morning to answer questions about his report, which has already been shown to be suspect at best.

As has happened so many times over the last few years, we are being assured that this is finally it. Robert Mueller is going to lay bare that Donald Trump is a criminal, colluded with the Russians, and should be charged with obstruction of justice.

Are we really doing this again?

The above list posted by Scott Dworkin is pure delusion. If Mueller were to do even one of those things, he’d show himself to be a liar and his report to be irrelevant. His report clearly did not charge that the president committed any crimes. It also established absolutely no conspiracy between Trump campaign officials (or himself) and the Russian government. On obstruction, even as Mueller’s report showed itself to be massaged with false framing to create that impression, the special counsel still did not arrive at a conclusion of a crime there. The idea that Mueller, after failing to recommend indictments in his actual report, will now do that for Jerry Nadler is asinine on its face.

In a phrase, none of this makes any sense.

In fact, we know what Mueller is going to say because he’s already told us what he’s going to say. Take this line from a hand wringing NBC News editorial worrying that Democrats are about to sabotage their impeachment case.

However, Mueller’s stated position that he will not testify to anything beyond what is contained in his written report injects serious risk to the success of the Democrats’ strategy. “There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” Mueller said on May 29.

Known as a man of his word, Mueller is unlikely to budge from that limitation.

Democrats on the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees may — and, in fact, almost certainly would — nonetheless ask Mueller open-ended questions in the hopes that the normally-taciturn witness would give quote-worthy narrative answers laying out a case against President Trump for obstruction of justice. That outcome is unlikely.

While that article boils down to partisan concern wrapped in analysis, it’s not actually wrong. Democrats have almost nothing to gain from Mueller testifying and everything to lose. He is not going to say anything outside the bounds of his report because to do so would show him to be a partisan actor and invalidate the report itself.

So why do it? Because they’ve got nothing else. This is their Hail Mary from the 50 yard line with five seconds left. The hope is that some intrepid Congressional member can trap Mueller and force him to say something he hasn’t said before. To be frank, given the lack of intellectual heft we’ve seen from Jerry Nadler’s committee before, the chances of that approach zero.

In the end, Mueller’s testimony is going to be a dud. It’ll offer nothing new and disappointment will come crashing down onto the heads of the #resistance yet again. Just last week, the SDNY crushed one of their last great hopes by closing their case involving Michael Cohen and campaign finance violations. For years, we’d be assured the real fight was in the SDNY and that they’d certainly take down Trump. Nope.

It’s all just getting pathetic at this point. There’s an election in a little over a year now. These people would be far better served to put their energy into that contest rather than continuing to flail about, desperately hoping that the heavens open and lightening strikes from above.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post As #MuellerIsComing Trends, Disappointment Looms Large Again appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Robert-Mueller-300x157 As #MuellerIsComing Trends, Disappointment Looms Large Again Testimony. Congress Robert Mueller Politics Jerry Nadler Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story donald trump disappointment democrats delusion collusion #MuellerIsComing  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Although Anti-Trumper Chris Wallace Tries To Stop It, Stephen Miller Shatters AOC, Omar Narrative

Westlake Legal Group tlaib-omar-aoc-pressley-620x317 Although Anti-Trumper Chris Wallace Tries To Stop It, Stephen Miller Shatters AOC, Omar Narrative White House adviser Stephen Miller racism progressives President's Trump Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism Front Page Stories Fox News Chris Wallace Featured Story donald trump democrats Campaigns AOC Allow Media Exception 2020

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)

 

Fox News’ Chris Wallace’s anti-Trump bias was on full display Sunday night during his interview with Stephen Miller, Trump’s Senior White House Adviser. When Wallace wasn’t interrupting Miller, or bashing President Trump for stoking racial tensions, he sat pursing his lips with a look of undisguised skepticism on his face. If only he had been half as aggressive when he hosted a town hall event for 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg a couple of months ago.

Anyway, Miller was well aware he was in enemy territory and was fully prepared as the two debated the public feud between Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar which had erupted the previous weekend with his “go back to where they came from” tweets and escalated when his supporters began an impromptu “send her back” chant at his N.C. rally.

I’ll present some of the highlights (emphasis mine) and the entire interview can be viewed in the video below.

Wallace began by showing a clip of Trump’s tweets along with several other remarks that he deemed to be racist. He asked Miller, “Why shouldn’t someone see all of that as racist?”

Miller replied:

I think the term “racist,” Chris, has become a label that is too often deployed by the left, Democrats in this country simply to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with, speech that they don’t want to hear.

The reality is that this president has been a president for all Americans, whether you look at historically low black unemployment rates, historically low Hispanic unemployment rates, or if you look at what he’s doing on immigration to protect safety, security, rising wages for all American citizens.

I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin, that that makes it racial criticism. You saw from Congresswoman Pressley this week that she was saying that if you are — if you’re brown, you have to speak like a brown person; if you’re black, you have to speak like a black person. That’s the kind of ideology the president is rejecting.

If you want to have a color-blind society, it means you can criticize immigration policy, you can criticize people’s views, you can ask questions about where they’re born and not have it be seen as racial.

Wallace criticized Trump for allowing supporters at his rally to chant “send her back,” noting that it lasted for 13 seconds before subsiding. 

Miller reminded Wallace that Trump did condemn the chant and said:

All the people in that audience and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, D.C., and their allies in many corners of the media.

Then, Miller went on the offensive:

You saw the quotes from Representative Omar saying ‘some people did something’ at 9/11. And yes, if you watch it in context, it’s worse. You saw the quotes from Representative Omar talking about how, ‘oh, well, we talk about al Qaeda in menacing tone — and by the way, she’s giggling throughout this interview, but we don’t talk about the Army in a menacing tone. And, yes, if you watch it in context, which I have, it’s even worse.

Miller brought up AOC’s comparison of ICE detention centers to “concentration camps.” He said:

And perhaps the most shocking of all, with the comments made by Representative Ocasio-Cortez saying that our border agents are running concentration camps, and therefore they are Nazis, and therefore, everyone in that audience and you and me and everyone who supports our border patrol are, by extension, Nazis sympathizers. We support Nazis if we support border agents.

I’m a Jew. As a Jew, as an American Jew, I am profoundly outraged by the comments from Ocasio-Cortez. It is a historical smear. It is a sinful comment. It minimizes the death of six million of my Jewish brothers and sisters. It minimizes their suffering and it paints every patriotic law enforcement officer as a war criminal, and those are the comments, Chris, that we need to be focusing on.

Wallace then played clips of Trump on the campaign trail calling Obama ignorant and saying that foreigners were laughing at us. He asked how Trump’s criticism of the U.S. was any different than that from the Squad. Wallace said there is “no question” that Trump was stoking racial divisions. This segment became especially contentious.

There’s a fundamental distinction between people who think that we need to lean into and strengthen America’s core values, whether it’d be our constitutional values, the rule of law, the principles of Western civilization, or people who think it would basically need to turn America into Venezuela. There’s a gigantic, enormous distinction between Donald Trump saying I’m going to get on the world stage and put America first in every single thing we do, versus a view that says America should never come first and American citizens should never come first, which is their view, and that’s what we’re going to take to the ballot box.

Next, Wallace brought up Trump’s criticism of AOC’s reference to the country as garbage. “She didn’t say the country was garbage. She said some of the policies she opposes are garbage.”

It’s literally impossible to read the quote that way. What she saying is there’s a debate in the Democratic Party in which some people want to improve, in her mind, 10% from garbage, which maybe we’ll say is Obamacare, where she wants to do, say Medicare-for-All, which she views being I guess 70% better than garbage. Her point is we’re starting at garbage, so I want to go a little better than garbage.

These four congresswomen detest America as it exists, as it is currently constructed. They want to tear down the structure of our country. They want it to be a socialist, open borders country.

If you, as Donald Trump says, want to destroy America with open borders, you cannot say you love your country. If you attack border agents the way that Ocasio-Cortez has, it means you have a deep-seated hatred of the nation as it exists. Miller concluded. That’s why you want to erase its borders, fundamentally transform the country and in the process, it doesn’t matter if American citizens lose their jobs, lose their homes, lose their livelihoods, lose their health coverage, and lose their very lives.

If one didn’t know that Wallace was a Fox News anchor, they might have thought they’d tuned into MSNBC instead. Miller not only managed to hold his own while Wallace played the agitator, but he succeeded in crushing many of the liberal talking points Wallace was parroting. Trump had to have been pleased with Miller’s performance.

Watch the whole interview below.

The post Although Anti-Trumper Chris Wallace Tries To Stop It, Stephen Miller Shatters AOC, Omar Narrative appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group tlaib-omar-aoc-pressley-300x153 Although Anti-Trumper Chris Wallace Tries To Stop It, Stephen Miller Shatters AOC, Omar Narrative White House adviser Stephen Miller racism progressives President's Trump Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism Front Page Stories Fox News Chris Wallace Featured Story donald trump democrats Campaigns AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Michael Avenatti Gives a Press Conference to Himself, Gets Trolled In Epic Fashion

Westlake Legal Group 5fb382c4-ea08-419d-b403-be9e085aa8f6-620x317 Michael Avenatti Gives a Press Conference to Himself, Gets Trolled In Epic Fashion Trolled press conference Politics owned Michael Avenatti Media Hilarious Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Empty Room donald trump jr Desperation. Prison democrats CNN

It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, Michael Avenatti was the belle of the ball on CNN and MSNBC, racking up astronomical amounts of air time and even teasing a Presidential run. Now, he’s staring down very serious federal charges that seek to put him behind bars for decades, including tax fraud, extortion, and embezzlement.

As the walls have closed in on Avenatti, he’s become more and more unhinged.

That led to this hilarious presser earlier in the week.

Avenatti wraps up the presser by asking “anything else?” You’d think he was speaking to a room full of reporters based on his demeanor, but then the camera zooms out.

Yes, that’s Creepy Porn Lawyer asking if there are more questions to a bunch of empty chairs.

His humiliation was only beginning though. After the presser, Donald Trump Jr. decided to execute one of the most savage trolls I’ve seen in years.

“Yes, 911…I’d like to report a murder.”

That is Michael Avenatti’s ex-wife posing for a picture with Donald Trump Jr. as Avenatti himself stares down prison. This is real life and it’s glorious.

Westlake Legal Group maxresdefault-2-620x349 Michael Avenatti Gives a Press Conference to Himself, Gets Trolled In Epic Fashion Trolled press conference Politics owned Michael Avenatti Media Hilarious Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Empty Room donald trump jr Desperation. Prison democrats CNN

For anyone that cares, which is likely no one, the presser itself was just a rehash of Avenatti’s grievances. He’s still claiming Julie Swetnick was gang raped by Brett Kavanaugh. He brought up some Michael Cohen stuff that has already been dealt with as part of the SDNY’s now closed cased on the matter. Nothing new was presented. Just a desperate man begging for attention.

There is one more hilarious part of this story though.

Notice in the tweet above that Avenatti says “every network” was there and to “check the mic count.” While there’s clearly not multiple mics from “every network” there, you do see a single extra mic aside from the sound system’s mic.

That’d be a mic from CNN, because of course.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

 

The post Michael Avenatti Gives a Press Conference to Himself, Gets Trolled In Epic Fashion appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group maxresdefault-2-300x169 Michael Avenatti Gives a Press Conference to Himself, Gets Trolled In Epic Fashion Trolled press conference Politics owned Michael Avenatti Media Hilarious Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Empty Room donald trump jr Desperation. Prison democrats CNN  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump Fries the Freshmen Fab Four: They’re Not ‘Capable of Loving Our Country’

Westlake Legal Group trump-white-house-lawn-AP-620x413 Trump Fries the Freshmen Fab Four: They’re Not ‘Capable of Loving Our Country’ washington D.C. Uncategorized rashida tlaib Patriotism Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump democrats Congress Ayanna Pressley AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the North Lawn of the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

 

On Sunday, Trump sounded off on the congressional Freshmen Fab Four, otherwise known as Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and fartfighting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (here and here).

His message: Essentially, they stink.

The President asserted the Quad Squad are incapable of being patriotic; oh — and they’re destroying their party.

“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”

Trump’s post comes, of course, at the end of a long line of hullabaloo, including the Fresh Face Caucus fighting Nancy Pelosi (here), Donald defending Nancy (here), then the Commander-in-Chief welcoming the far-left congresswomen to go back from whence they came (here). That last turn took the whole hubbub to that place where all things in American politics end up: notions of racism.

But some think The Donald’s move was ingenious (here).

Either way, New York’s most eccentric billionaire sure knows how to generate press: As reported by The Daily Caller, Axios revealed that, in the week ending July 14th, all Democratic candidates combined generated only 6.5 million social media interactions. That’s the fewest since January.

How’d ball-hog Trump do? A clean 23.2.

And Trump keeps Trumping away…

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehereherehere, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Ilhan Omar Releases A Bizarre Video About Patriotism – Which She Never Pronounces. What Was Going On?

Anti-Trump Doctor Gets Pounced On Twitter After Advocating For Men Who ‘Can Get Pregnant & Also Have Abortions’

Big News: A New 007 Will Be Introduced In Bond 25, & The Person Playing The Character Has Been Named

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Trump Fries the Freshmen Fab Four: They’re Not ‘Capable of Loving Our Country’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Donald-Trump-Pucker-AP-300x200 Trump Fries the Freshmen Fab Four: They’re Not ‘Capable of Loving Our Country’ washington D.C. Uncategorized rashida tlaib Patriotism Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump democrats Congress Ayanna Pressley AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Krysten Sinema Sure Seems Like the Most Conservative Senator AZ Has Had in a Decade

Westlake Legal Group Untitled-1-23-620x317 Krysten Sinema Sure Seems Like the Most Conservative Senator AZ Has Had in a Decade progressive Politics martha mcsally Krysten Sinema John McCain Jeff Flake Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story democrats conservative border patrol Asylum Reform Arizona

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., delivers her signatures to Arizona Director of Elections Eric Spencer at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Capitol in Phoenix. Sinema is officially running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Women running for office have crossed another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate. Actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter. Many of the women jumping into Senate races face uphill campaigns. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Krysten Sinema is an interesting case study in politics.

She rose to notoriety after beating Martha McSally, who’s campaign strategy in 2018 (and for 2020) appeared to be simply existing. During the campaign, numerous older videos showed Sinema trashing conservative Arizonians and presenting herself as a stalwart progressive. Sinema’s argument essentially boiled down to “I’ve changed.”

Maybe she was telling the truth?

Sinema has been one of the only Democrats to vote on Trump’s judicial nominees fairly, bucking her party to confirm many of them. She’s led work to help veterans and she shunned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “wear all white” stunt at the State of the Union.

Now, she’s helping lead the fight for asylum reform, something the rest of her party scoffs at.

“This pilot program would apply to families who aren’t claiming ‘credible fear,’ which of course is the first threshold in seeking asylum,” Sinema told The Arizona Republic.“If someone says ‘I left my country because I can’t make a living,’ (or) ‘it’s hard to take care of my family’ — that’s what we call an economic migrant.”

If implemented, the pilot program, dubbed “Operation Safe Return,” would speed up the vetting process, giving Border Patrol 15 days to make a determination about a person’s asylum claim.

Agents would interview the asylum seeker to determine if the person truly is afraid of returning to his or her home country. Border Patrol would have three days to make the determination. If the illegal alien doesn’t have justifiable fear then they’d be immediately deported.

The above is called common sense. If Border Patrol were allowed to adjudicate asylum claims in just 15 days, it would completely solve the border crisis. The Flores Agreement would be rendered moot because it only applies after 20 days, the overcrowding would cease, and we’d be able to quickly deport people who clearly have no legal right to claim asylum.

Calling Sinema the most conservative Senator in AZ over the past decade is half tongue in cheek, but only half. Where’s Martha McSally? Why is she not leading this effort? The only time we’ve been given proof of life on her is when she came out to condemn Trump over some forgettable comment months ago (so forgettable I can’t recall what it was). McSally is currently bottoming out in fundraising and looks to lose two different Senate seats in as many years. I have nothing bad to say about her as a person, but as a campaigner, she’s been really bad.

Also, is anyone missing Jeff Flake about now? Would he have had the guts to back something like this? I highly doubt it. I’m not even sure John McCain would have supported such a hard line on asylum reform.

Maybe Sinema’s change is all about just making sure she can win re-election? That’s fine by me. Whatever it takes.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

 

The post Krysten Sinema Sure Seems Like the Most Conservative Senator AZ Has Had in a Decade appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group mcsally-sinema-debate-300x209 Krysten Sinema Sure Seems Like the Most Conservative Senator AZ Has Had in a Decade progressive Politics martha mcsally Krysten Sinema John McCain Jeff Flake Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story democrats conservative border patrol Asylum Reform Arizona  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom

Westlake Legal Group Sweitzer1-620x328 Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Gaming Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats Democratic Governors' Association Allow Media Exception

Screenshot from YouTube: “Lve interview with Gina Raimondo after her victory speech”

A recent Morning Consult poll shows Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is among the least popular governors in the country, with an approval rating of only 38%. Not an impressive figure when one considers she is also the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association charged with electing more Democratic Governors.

Watching her ham-fisted orchestration of a funny-smelling no-bid deal with a politically-connected gaming concern provides a pretty clear explanation as to why Rhode Island voters are unhappy with her job performance.

As the Providence Journal has editorialized:

Late in June, just as the General Assembly was about to call it quits, Gov. Gina Raimondo and legislative leaders sprang some big news on the public.

They announced the state had agreed to a no-bid contract extension with the company. Under the deal, IGT would retain exclusive rights to run traditional lottery games and provide slot machines at Twin River’s in-state casinos until 2043. In return, IGT would pay Rhode Island $25 million, upgrade its existing lottery infrastructure, and promise to employ 1,100 people in the state for the life of the contract.

Because the measure would go around the state’s bidding law, it requires legislative approval. Wisely, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio chose not to ram it through in the waning hours of the session, something that would have created a public uproar, given the state’s checkered history of passing poorly vetted eleventh-hour measures.

Instead, the legislature is asking the Governor to spend the summer and early fall explaining the merits of the deal. She isn’t off to a promising start.

Initially, Gov. Raimondo claimed that lobbyist Donald Sweitzer “had no involvement in the new deal.” But no less an authority than R.I. House Speaker Nicholas Mattielo says “it is simply not true.” Mattiello went on to tell the Journal that Sweitzer attended the lunch meeting at which Mattiello was informed of the deal.

Who is Donald Sweitzer? According to Michael Graham of Inside Sources:

The corporate exec is Donald Sweitzer, who until recently was chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the company that currently has Rhode Island’s lottery and electronic gaming contract.

Today Sweitzer is a $7,500 a month lobbyist for his old company. He’s also the politico so close to Raimondo that she sent him to tell her fellow Democrat, Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, about the no-bid deal she was pushing for IGT.

“I don’t do policy. I do politics,” Sweitzer said in a statement to the Providence Journal. But he’s being modest. From his days working with Paul Manafort–the notorious DC influence peddler turned convicted felon–to his time at the Democratic National Committee, Sweizer has moved comfortably between both politics and the private businesses who benefit from government largesse.

Not that it’s all been smooth sailing. Sweitzer was political director of the DNC under President Bill Clinton when what came to be known as the “Clinton Fundraising Scandals” began. In the 1990s, the DNC was forced to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable or illegal donations, including some $50,000 laundered through Buddhist nuns who had taken a vow of poverty. The overall Democratic fundraising scandal which dragged on through the 1990s would eventually lead to 22 guilty pleas.

It’s little wonder then that Raimondo is trying to distance herself from Sweitzer in the public eye. However, the following screenshots from this video of Raimondo’s most recent primary election night victory party in which it is quite evident that Raimondo and Sweitzer are the closest of political allies:

Westlake Legal Group Sweitzer1-620x328 Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Gaming Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats Democratic Governors' Association Allow Media Exception

 

Westlake Legal Group Sweitzer2-620x323 Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Gaming Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats Democratic Governors' Association Allow Media Exception

Raimondo wants to be a big national political player. Sweitzer is her money man and her entre onto the national scene. If that means his company gets a sweetheart backroom deal at the taxpayers’ expense, she doesn’t care. But with an embarrassing job approval rating and a no-bid deal mushrooming out of control, Raimondo should reconsider her priorities.

The post Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Sweitzer1-300x159 Rhode Island Gov, DGA Chair No Bid Scandal Starting to Mushroom Rhode Island Gina Raimondo Gaming Front Page Stories Featured Story elections democrats Democratic Governors' Association Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

VA Democrats call for Jamestown celebration boycott if Trump attends

Westlake Legal Group TerryMcAuliffe VA Democrats call for Jamestown celebration boycott if Trump attends Virginia The Blog terry mcauliffe racism President Trump jamestown democrats American Evolution

On July 30, a celebration will be held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America at Jamestown, Virginia. Many distinguished guests were invited to attend by Governor Northam, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, and Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment. Friday night, Virginia Democrats issued a statement – if President Trump attends, they will boycott the event. Their message is “Send Him Back.”

The drama at this late date is all about capitalizing on the Trump versus the Squad kerfuffle. Virginia House Democrats issued their ultimatum. If President Trump accepts the invitation to attend and speak at the celebration, they won’t be there. This looks like a preemptive strike by the Virginia Democrats, though, because it is unclear if President Trump is even planning to attend the event. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was also invited, has declined to attend. The group in charge of organizing the celebration, American Evolution, notified both Pelosi and Trump Saturday of the Democrats’ statement. While Pelosi declined, President Trump has not announced his decision, according to the organizers.

The event had been planned as part of “American Evolution,” a series of events at Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English colony, to celebrate key events in American and Virginia history that took place in 1619, according to the event’s website. A July 30 gathering had planned to commemorate the first legislative meeting and would feature members of Congress, the Virginia legislature and other state legislatures.

It should be noted that the Virginia House has a Republican majority, as does the Virginia Senate. Governor Northam is a Democrat. Hey, remember that time some embarrassing photographs of Ralph Northam surfaced from back in his college days and he was in blackface for a frat party? I’m old enough to remember that and yet there he is – still the Governor of Virginia. Democrats united behind him as though it was no big deal. They moved on in order to keep Virginia in the hands of the Democrats. (You may also remember that Virginia’s Lt. Gov. has some real problems, too, but he’s still there.)

The Virginia Democrats who were fine with Northam’s past involvement with partying in blackface now are virtue-shaming President Trump. Maybe the Democrats think that racism comes in varying degrees. Apparently, it is a bridge too far for the Democrats in Virginia that President Trump spoke up and criticized congresswomen who so strongly bashed his administration’s immigration policies and the Border Patrol agents doing their jobs. Trump punches back. This is not breaking news.

On the chance that President Trump does agree to attend the event in Jamestown, the Democrat leadership in the House issued a statement and posted it on Twitter Friday night.

“The current president does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the Western world,” the statement reads. “We offer just three words of advice to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: ‘Send Him Back’.”

According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch Saturday, “an individual familiar with the planning of the event” says the president will attend. Republican leadership issued comments and remind that it was a Democrat governor who issued the invitation in the first place to President Trump.

“Sadly, it is no longer exceptional when elected leaders make partisan concerns paramount in their decisions,” Norment wrote. “The decision by the Senate and House Minority Leaders, and the Senate and House Democratic Caucus Chairs, to boycott the commemorative session because of President Trump’s participation is disappointing and embarrassing.”

Cox spokesperson Parker Slaybaugh tweeted a reminder that it was a Democratic governor who invited Trump to come and that the event should not be politicized.

Like clockwork, former Governor and Clinton minion Terry McAuliffe jumped into the fray on Twitter after the Virginia Democrats weighed in. He described President Trump as a racist and a white nationalist, just in case there was any confusion with the meaning of the message.

Virginia Democrats can speak for themselves. The rest of us can note their lack of self-awareness and go on about our lives.

The post VA Democrats call for Jamestown celebration boycott if Trump attends appeared first on Hot Air.

Westlake Legal Group TerryMcAuliffe-300x159 VA Democrats call for Jamestown celebration boycott if Trump attends Virginia The Blog terry mcauliffe racism President Trump jamestown democrats American Evolution  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com