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Verbal MOAB: Watch as Marco Rubio Lays Waste to “Self Righteous Hypocrites” in the Media and Democratic Party

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After a week of mainstream media outlets and Democrats alike (but I repeat myself) demanding Republicans respond with the “appropriate” condemnation of Trump’s controversial “Squad” tweets from Sunday and the “send her back” crowd chant from a North Carolina Trump rally on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has had enough.

In a video posted to his Twitter feed on Thursday, Rubio talked about the media’s and left’s double standards when it comes to incendiary political comments and their demands for reactions. He also noted the media/left’s long history of falsely labeling Republican presidents and presidential candidates “racists” – including Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) and the late Sen. John McCain (AZ), who they now claim to respect.

Fox News reports:

“So this is how it’s been working, the president says something and people cringe because you don’t like it, but then the other side- these left-wing politicians, people on the media, they go crazy with their outrage,” Rubio began his video message. “And they demand that you immediately answer what he said and answer the way they want you to answer.”

The Florida Republican then listed several examples of previous GOP presidents and presidential candidates like Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, who “these same people” called “racist.”

“These are the same people, by the way, who one of their members of Congress from their party says that support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ and they couldn’t even pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism by itself, but it took them less than 72 hours to pass a resolution condemning the president of the United State’s tweet as racist,” Rubio said.

He continued, “The hypocrisy, the self-righteousness outrages people too. And on top of it, you have these members, who are all Americans… but they’re also political bullies. They go around attacking people, calling other Democrats just like southern segregationists, but when you hit them back, it’s ‘because they’re women of color.’”

He concluded by asserting that he wasn’t “playing this game anymore.”

Watch the full video of Rubio’s remarks below:

Rubio’s rant was on point. He’s right that the hypocrisy of Democrats when it comes to practicing what they preach is staggering. And the frequent “women of color” card-playing is absurd, ridiculous, and insulting. Or, as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) would say, “a really cheap shot.”

Perhaps most annoying and troubling of all is how the mainstream media joins in on the Democratic chorus as they water down the definition of the word “racism” to mean “Republican who disagrees with a person of color”, or “Republican who responds to attacks from persons of color.” Or, more to the point, simply “Republican.”

It’s shameful they’ve done this to the word, because real racism unfortunately still exists and will always exist in some form or another. But the media/left’s degrading the meaning of the word have made it so that real victims of racism and racial attacks will be doubted more often than not.

It’s a shame, and we can thank Democrats and their media accomplices for steering the country in that direction.

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Josh Hawley Is Accused Of Anti-Semitism Because the Left Can Hear Dog Whistles

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Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley speaks to supporters during a campaign stop Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in St. Charles, Mo. Hawley is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Earlier in the week, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley was the keynote speaker at the what was billed as the National Conservatism Conference. The conference was not a national conference of movement conservatives but a inaugural meeting to discuss where the more traditional view of conservatism has failed. This is the way that National Review snarkily described it:

Discerning the existence of an “intellectual Trumpism” has been a preoccupation of the chattering classes for the past couple of years. At a conference in Washington, D.C. this week, that movement began to take clearer shape under the banner of National Conservatism.

What is National Conservatism? For three days, starting on Sunday and continuing through Tuesday, an impressive group of academics, journalists, and political figures from across the American Right gathered in the ballrooms of a D.C. Ritz-Carlton to ponder that question. They aim to establish institutions guided by the sentiments that led to Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. Yoram Hazony, a political philosopher who published a book called The Virtue of Nationalism last year and organized the conference, described the three-day event as “the coming together of diverse bands of conservatives.” Talks that toggled between anti-libertarians and Calvin Coolidge scholars, isolationists and defense hawks, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and long-time social conservatives put that diversity on full display.

Despite this plurality of views, or maybe because of it, a common understanding of conservative nationalism took shape at the conference: The nation is the most logical vessel for political organization known to man, and supranational entities threaten the social attachments that allow for human flourishing. Those attachments have been frayed by decades of unfettered capitalism and inattention to traditional social structures, like the family and organized religion.

Speaker after speaker called for stronger government intervention in the economy, almost uniformly rejecting libertarian principles. Tucker Carlson, one of the keynote presenters, received a warm reception for his theory of the case, evidently shared by the conference hall. “The main threat to your ability to live your life as you choose does not come from the government anymore, but it comes from the private sector,” the Fox News host said. Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) entranced the crowd with bromides against a “cosmopolitan consensus” boosted by woke progressives and conservatives with too much faith in markets.

I have to admit I’m much more sympathetic to this world view than I am to the views of either libertarians or movement conservatives. I think that conservatives have, in many ways, bought into the libertine views of the Cato-types in regards to drug use and buggery and “tolerance.” They have become entirely willing to let corporations control speech in a way they would never countenance government control. And they have created a god out of consumerism. They have been willing to help the left drive Christianity from the public square and turn a society that was once famed for its faithfulness into one where you can get fired or driven into bankruptcy for being a Believer. Hawley has, along with Ted Cruz, become an absolute rock star, in my view, it trying to slam the door on the ability of Big Tech to control our politics and manipulate our lives and in standing up for the principle that the primary goal of he United States is to make lives for its citizens better.

This was Hawley’s speech.

Here is the complete text.

Here are the highlights.

No, the great divide of our time is between the political agenda of the leadership elite and the great and broad middle of our society. And to answer the discontent of our time, we must end that divide. We must forge a new consensus.
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That work begins with a clear assessment of where we stand.

For years the politics of both Left and Right have been informed by a political consensus that reflects the interests not of the American middle, but of a powerful upper class and their cosmopolitan priorities.

This class lives in the United States, but they identify as “citizens of the world.” They run businesses or oversee universities here, but their primary loyalty is to the global community.

And they subscribe to a set of values held by similar elites in other places: things like the importance of global integration and the danger of national loyalties; the priority of social change over tradition, career over community, and achievement and merit and progress.

Call it the cosmopolitan consensus.

On economics, this consensus favors globalization—closer & closer economic union, more immigration, more movement of capital, more trade on whatever terms. The boundaries between America and the rest of the world should fade and eventually vanish.

The goal is to build a global consumer economy, one that will provide an endless supply of cheap goods, most of them made with cheap labor overseas, and funded by American dollars.

But it’s about more than economics. According to the cosmopolitan consensus, globalization is a moral imperative. That’s because our elites distrust patriotism and dislike the common culture left to us by our forbearers.

Theodore Roosevelt once wrote that “the Roman Republic fell” when “the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, [and] who voted without reward according to his own convictions” ceased to exist. Our present-day leaders seem determined to repeat the experiment.

Is it any surprise that in the last half century, as our leaders have pursued a program the American middle does not espouse, does not support, and does not benefit from, that public confidence in American government has collapsed?

Is it any wonder that American voters regularly tells pollsters they feel unheard, disempowered and disrespected?

Because who now listens to the American middle? The cosmopolitan agenda has driven both Left and Right.

The Left champions multiculturalism and degrades our common identity. The Right celebrates hyper-globalization and promises that the market will make everything right in the end, eventually … perhaps.

In truth, neither political party has seemed much interested in the American middle for quite a long time. And neither has seemed much interested in the republic the middle sustains.

But the old political platforms have grown stale. And the old political truisms now ring hollow. The American people are demanding something different, and something better.

It’s time we ended the cosmopolitan experiment and recovered the promise of the republic.

I find it hard to disagree with this. The “cosmopolitan experiment” has, as Hawley implies, created a class dependent upon government largess for their survival. It is creating the “bread and circuses” of dying Rome. It fuels out of wedlock births, drug and alcohol abuse, and all manner of social pathologies because a life without purpose is a life wasted. A whole culture of globalism, espousing the exact same views as Hawley describes, has been on public display since at least the mid-1980s. Books have been written about it being an imperative if we are to usher in some Age of Aquarius where the world is at peace and everyone is above average. None of this was controversial in anyway until Hawley’s speech. Now it is.

If you follow the link you’ll find that someone writing at something called “PRI.org” claims ‘Cosmopolitan’ is a dog whistle word once used in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia.

In this article the target is an actual Jew, Trump adviser Stephen Miller. Consider that for a moment.

There is more.

Dafuq??…as the kid’s say.

And Hawley quotes a woman who is an adult convert to Judaism

No thought is given by this assclown to the possibility that she was quoted because she’s a scholar who has written in opposition to nationalism.

We no longer live in the era of Hitler’s Germany nor, no thanks at all to the Democrats and the American left, the USSR.

Anti-semitism is endemic on the left and that is why they are so quick to hear these dog whistles that no one else heres. The thing about dog whistles is that if you hear them, you’re the f***ing dog.

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Bernie Sanders Demands $15 Minimum Wage, Doesn’t Pay All His Own Campaign Workers That

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has a made a career, if you can call it that, out of accomplishing nothing and yelling at people who actual produce value in this country. One of the chief tenants of his stalled Presidential campaign is a “living wage” defined as at least $15 an hour.

He’s relentlessly slandered companies as not caring about workers because they can’t pay the guy who flips burgers $15 an hour. Not that there’s anything wrong with working in fast food (anyone that takes the initiative to work deserves no criticism in my book), but financial realities are what they are and demanding more money than a job justifies just leads to faster automation.

Those financial realities never enter into the equation for Bernie though.

Well, unless it’s his own campaign.

Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications.

Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be equivalent to a $15-an-hour wage, which Sanders for years has said should be the federal minimum. The organizers and other employees supporting them have invoked the senator’s words and principles in making their case to campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the documents reviewed by The Washington Post show.

I must have missed the part of Bernie’s pitch where he said we must have a $15 minimum wage unless the employees are salaried and then you can work them to the point of making only $13 an hour.

This is typical of the kind of hypocrisy you see among socialists. Everyone needs to live quaint, modest lives unless you are Bernie Sanders. Then you can have three houses and be a millionaire, but it’s different because he wrote a book. It’s always “different” for the socialists in power compared to what they demand of everyone else.

The Sanders campaign late Thursday issued a statement lauding its union contract. “We know our campaign offers wages and benefits competitive with other campaigns, as is shown by the latest fundraising reports,” Shakir said. “Every member of the campaign, from the candidate on down, joined this movement in order to defeat Donald Trump and transform America. Bernie Sanders is the most pro-worker and pro-labor candidate running for president. We have tremendous staff who are working hard. Bernie and I both strongly believe in the sanctity of the collective bargaining process and we will not deviate from our commitment to it.”

This is so rich. Instead of saying “well, yes our rhetoric demands we practice what we preach,” Bernie’s campaign makes an appeal to what other campaigns are paying. How is that relevant? McDonald’s pays workers about what other fast food joints do. Does that stop Bernie from ignoring the realities of the job market? No, he keeps hammering them as uncaring and inhumane. By Bernie’s own standard, he’s uncaring and inhumane.

The appeal to collective bargaining is also pretty funny given his normal rhetoric. What’s there to collectively bargain about? Why doesn’t he just give them the $15 an hour average? I mean, he makes it sound so simple when he’s bashing private businesses for not doing that.

You can expect the other Democrats in the 2020 field to hit him on this, as they should. There is good new for Bernie though. His campaign is cratering anyway, so this will all work itself out in the end.

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Rassmussen Poll ShOne-Thirdhird of Democrats Believe Criticism of POC Members is Racism; Fewer People Believe Them as a Result

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New poll shows the “racist” charge in not simply policy, but ingrained in the party.

It stands to reason that when a party uses identity politics as its core belief system then the positioning of every issue as being racial will be held by growing numbers of members. Following a week where the charge of racism has been levelled at the president regarding his comments about the select members of Congress the discussion has been pointed, and inflammatory.

While Trump’s tweet-storm was ill-advised (or, more accurately, the result of no advisory on his account) the automatic charge of “racism” has raised some questions. Since he had named no one specific – he alluded to a group – and other aspects of his comments can also be parsed, the question would be, “To what race was he being intolerant?” Is merely having disagreeable words with select members enough to be constituted as “racist”?

For a large number of Democrats that answer is “Yes”. Rassmussen just conducted a poll and the returns showed that a significant segment of party members consider merely being critical is enough to earn the accusation of intolerance.

Voters are closely divided over whether President Trump is a racist, but one-in-three Democrats think it’s racism any time a white politician criticizes a politician of color.

Note the significance here; it is not racially-charged language itself, but any criticism is considered racist. This reflects on what we have been seeing play out in the media for months now since the mid-term election. Anytime policy ideas have been challenged, or some of the many factual errors which these freshman members have discussed are pointed out there has been a knee-jerk reaction that it is rooted in racism, or sexism – or even both.

Tellingly, within this same poll, it is seen that this tactic is not having the intended effect.It is important to note, the poll was conducted on July 15-16, the days following Trump’s tweets and right in the midst of the media firestorm. Despite that emotionally-charged environment the number of people who believed Trump to be racist actually dropped in comparison to a previous poll with similar questioning.

In the poll 47% of respondents believed the President to be racist, which was down 3% from a similar poll held in January. Additionally, more believed the President is not racist (49%) and those believing the use of racism is being done for political gain rose by 6% from that earlier survey. These are the revealing metrics in this poll.

Understand, the respondents were asked about these issues during the Democrat and media effort to establish Trump’s words were deeply racist. Yet while they loudly trying to sell the nation on this notion the result was fewer people believing he is racist, and more people seeing this as a purely political effort to smear him. That is a detail very few in the media are going to be pointing out.

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Rep. Mark Green Flips the Script on AOC, Suggests She Condones ICE Attack Because She Hasn’t Condemned It

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The mainstream media are hellbent on playing by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rules of engagement on all matters, and there is no better example of that than their refusal to press her into abiding by her own standards.

Such is the case with her repulsive accusations that the Republicans who haven’t explicitly denounced or otherwise condemned President Trump’s controversial tweets about The Squad from Sunday and the crowd’s “send [Rep. Ilhan Omar] back” chants during a North Carolina Trump rally this week are somehow complicit in or condoning “racism” and putting the lives of The Squad in danger.

Here are some examples of what she’s said:

Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote about AOC’s appalling double standard on #SilenceEqualsConsent earlier this week, noting that based on her standards she condoned the recent Antifa terrorist attack on the ICE facility in Washington state. The rhetoric the deceased attacker Willem Van Spronsen used in his manifesto was eerily similar to that used by Ocasio-Cortez in her vicious verbal attacks on ICE and Border Patrol agents.

I wrote a related piece on how, going by her rules, her refusal to condemn her Squad pal Rep. Ilhan Omar’s repeated instances of anti-Semitism made her complicit in advancing the rise of anti-Semitism.

Freshman Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) also noticed Ocasio-Cortez’s hypocrisy on her #SilenceEqualsConsent rule, and took to the Twitter machine Thursday night to flip the script on her:

“We sadly have no choice but to assume she condones it.” Sounds about right.

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Snatching Defeat from Their Own Jaws — The Left Refuses to Stop Crippling Themselves Regarding Trump

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The quote used to be, “All they had to do was stop acting crazy”; now it is “If they would just stop talking…”

It has been a fascinating, amazing week to behold. Beginning last week the Democrats in Washington sparked an internal civil war, with skirmishes taking place between various factions of the party, from Nancy Pelosi, the Black Caucus and, at the center of it all, the freshman clan of pot-stirrers.

As the press continues to give the AOC/Omar/Tlaib/Pressley group all kinds of credit and affectionate nicknames they really have, through their behavior, earned the moniker The Suicide Squad. The amount of credit they are given with the sheer amount of disaster they cause is proportional. It is also hilarious. By last weekend the Democrats were in such disarray the only real pair of challenges for anyone outside of the party was where to look, and do I have enough Reddenbacher’s on hand?

While the likes of the Suicide Squad gets airplay, and as a result generates reactions, my position has long been to let them have their airtime. When it comes to the initial traction their comments may seem to have what inevitably happens is something they abhor — reality. Once their positions have been digested they have not been beneficial. Sure, an AOC tweet or an Ilhan Omar soundbite on the sycophantic news nets may generate initial heat, but they actually end up leaving a burn mark by the end of the news cycle. They always suffer once common sense and logic become applied.

 

The Impetuous Of The United States

 

So when the recent infighting erupted over on the Democrat bench I just chuckled and remained silent, imploring others to do the same. This is the party that has been hailed as the answer since the midterm elections and, ever since, they have accomplished nothing of significance. They have resembled a millennial who has won a car on a game show, but because it is a manual stick shift they cannot operate it, nor even get the garage door open.

Going into last weekend it was a delicious time to watch politics. The Dems had warring tribes breaking out, and the weekend pundits struggled with how not to report on the squabbling, or how to spin once forced to give coverage. All the GOP had to do was keep their mouths shut and hit the RECORD button, for fundraising sake. Silence was golden but the President, who uses gold as a towel rack, could not shut up.

He delivered the now infamous batch of tweets calling out the Drab Four, and just like that the miracle of a Democrat nuclear core meltdown seemed to dissipate. The tweetstorm galvanized the Dems, and they suspended their food fight to all unite in their hatred of the President. “That’s racist” became the battle cry, and we who are right of center ordered another round — in fact just leave the bottle. A massive opportunity seemed lost to the official Twitter Account With Tourettes. But then something unsurprising took place; the Dems managed to take the opportunity and toss it right on top of a tire fire. The real surprise is just how quickly they mangled things.

On Monday as the press and social media went into upheaval the Suicide Squad called a press conference for late in the day. The intention was to specifically address Donald Trump, which is already a massive error. Look at the whole reason you ladies were upset; it was over his comments where he essentially said you were insignificant. But your little petulant presser is really going to register with the man?

As per their track record, the Suicide Squad delivered as expected. It opened with Ayanna Pressley stating flatly that the Democrats should not take the bait the President had lain for them. Next, her fellow members — AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib — stepped up to the mic and in turn and promptly consumed Donald Trump’s bait within moments. The ladies were mewling over the President’s words (in defiance of all of the tough-girl descriptions we have been force-fed), complaining about racism (a tough lecture to swallow from a proven anti-Semite) and then Rashida came up with her forceful message — they will now push forward with impeachment proceedings!

And just like that, the Democrats went directly back to the internecine bout within the party. Nancy Pelosi has exhibited a rare dose of wisdom in being very strident in her opposing moves for impeachment. The public has no interest in it, and certainly internal polling shows this. The problem is that for all the praise the Ocasio-Cortez faction gets for their social media dexterity, they are not savvy enough to realize their digital traction does not amount to nearly as much in the brick and mortar reality we live in.

 

Falling For The Clickbait

Sure, the rabid sugar gliders in AOC’s digital bubble are in loud chorus for his removal, but the public overall has no taste for it. And that is where the Suicide Squad makes its biggest, and very consistent errors. They operate based on the reactions they receive in their media accounts, feeling imbued with a firsthand knowledge to which the crotchety veterans in Washington are not privy. Hey, that Tweet of mine got 5,000 likes and RTs — this has to become policy…NOW!

But that 5K strong “army” in your personal feed is not enough to move the needle on the House floor. Consider how many of those 5K are not ardently supporting but are underage, from foreign countries, are repeating it for the opposition, or are sharing it ironically, and suddenly that astroturf movement is not large enough to fill the stands at a weekend T-ball tournament.

The result is these newcomers feel they have more influence than exists, bolstered by a fawning press corps that refuses to cover them objectively. They are operating with an inflated sense of import that is not supported by a mandate. Look at the polls that showed how AOC and Ilhan Omar only have a 50% recognition among voters, and lowly approval numbers that are 22%, and 9% respectively.

These metrics reveal support that fails to convey power. Those are not the kind of numbers that get your legislation passed in the House of Representatives; they are not even the kind of numbers to get a STOP sign installed with a city commission. But this is what the Democrats are stuck with as their mouthpieces. They, as a party, pushed these fresh faces to the front of the class, and after months of badgering critics with charges of sexism and racism these four are now cemented as the figureheads.

After effectively demanding they be respected as the new leaders of the party The Democrats are realizing what they have done, and the infighting is the result. They have the Suicide Squad on their watch, and they have proven to be ineffectual. And Trump is loving it, all while the migraines mount for Pelosi and the party leaders. So I will continue to do little to combat their narratives, because look at the results when they are permitted to glom the microphones.

At this pace they will all be 1%-ers by year’s end.

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If Trump Isn’t This Clever, Then He’s The Luckiest President In History

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Time after time, we’ve heard from a good many people that Trump is playing 3-D chess against his political opponents. And, time after time, we’ve heard his critics (myself included) say that there’s no way he’s that clever.

But, you have to admit that, at the very least, he’s received the blessings of many a coincidence.

Nancy Pelosi is embroiled in a bitter civil war with The Squad, and she is desperate to get them to tone it down and get out of the spotlight. Donald Trump tweets out messages about The Squad that are condemned as “racist,” which forces Pelosi to defend them. They hold a press conference, crying foul and immediately calling for impeachment.

At that point, Pelosi had to be pulling her hair out.

You may not remember this, but the 2020 contenders for the Democratic nomination have a debate next week, and no one is paying attention. Those candidates are talking about The Squad. The media is talking about The Squad. The Republicans are talking about The Squad. The Democrats are talking about The Squad.

Trump? Well, he walks away from “Send her back” chants that started at his own rally. He separated himself from them. He’s free to say what he wants again.

Meanwhile, the Democrats and their allies are focused on The Squad.

Look, if that’s not a planned political strategy, then Trump has to be the luckiest guy on the planet. At the very least, SOMEONE with some savvy is advising him and he’s listening. It’s just way too big a coincidence for me to really believe that this is a matter of luck.

You can’t really say it’s too clever by half, because it’s working and there is very little detriment to it working. All of the media coverage is off the 2020 election and focused squarely on four U.S. Congresswomen who aren’t even in the running. It’s not like they can run, either. They will be facing primary challenges (if the Democratic operatives who spoke with Jake Tapper are to be believed) for their own seats.

So, it’s not like they’re actually relevant to 2020 in the grand scheme of things… unless someone makes them relevant, which appears to be what’s happening here.

Maybe I’m wrong here. Maybe this is a big coincidence. Again, if that’s the case, Trump is the luckiest man I know and the luckiest president in American history.

Like we mentioned earlier this week, there is polling that shows that the more The Squad gets recognized nationally, the less popular they become. Swing voters hold Omar in contempt, and Ocasio-Cortez isn’t fairing much better. They are too far left for moderate Democrats and swing voters.

That’s bad news for the Democrats, and if the previously mentioned conversations with Tapper ring true, then the party knows it. But, the Democrats have allowed for attention-seeking upstarts to set the narrative, and now they are dealing with the results.

Pelosi didn’t have to allow racism to become the Democrats’ favorite pushback against Trump. The 2020 candidates didn’t have to jump on the Green New Deal bandwagon. The Democratic Party didn’t have to latch on to collusion and obstruction as the silver bullet to get rid of Trump. But, these are all things they chose to do, and only now is it dawning on them that they’ve allowed it to go too far.

Meanwhile, 2020 has never looked so promising for Trump.

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MSNBC Personalities Dangerously Push Fake Story About CBP Holding Kids Hostage at O’Hare Airport

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Social media was set abaze this afternoon with allegations of CBP holding kids hostage. Rachel Maddow and an MSNBC contributor spread the patently absurd story, accusing CBP of purposely keeping three children in custody at Chicago O’Hare Airport to try to lure the parents in for detainment. This makes no sense for a variety of reasons and turned out to be completely false, which we’ll cover in a moment.

But first, here’s the accusations.

It’s pretty infuriating to see this pampered liberal pretend she’s fighting Nazis by spreading fake accusations of which she had no verification of.

So what actually happened?

Three children showed up at O’Hare with an adult cousin. The adult cousin (a Mexican citizen) was found not eligible for entry. This happens to thousands of people of all races and ethnic backgrounds every single day at ports of entry across the United States. There is a laundry list of reasons why someone might be found inadmissible and having a visa does not automatically get you through customs, nor does even having a U.S. passport for that matter.

At that point, CBP contacted the mother of the children. It is required by law that she or another legal guardian come take custody of them. Because she is an illegal alien though, she didn’t want to go to the airport. Instead, for the next 13 hours, she played games by sending a lawyer down there and eventually officials from the Mexican consulate. Some are trying to blame CBP for the kids being there so long, but it’s clearly the mother’s fault. She could have sent the Pope down there and the law still doesn’t allow CBP to hand children over to non-guardians.

Finally, after much negotiation, the mother herself decided to show up and the children were given to her. There was no trap and the children were not being used as bait. CBP were simply following the law. Furthermore, CBP doesn’t do interior enforcement, ICE does, so the entire premise was ridiculous from the beginning.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also tried to get a photo-op out of this and only made things worse.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky had just landed at O’Hare International Airport from Washington, D.C. when she got word of the girls’ situation and headed over to the International Terminal as the situation was unfolding Thursday afternoon.

”I feel that it’s a kind of kidnapping of children by our government and I am really fed up,” Schakowsky said. “They created a situation that didn’t have to be and I am so resentful for this.”

Schakowsky attempted to meet with children to check their well being before they were released but said agents didn’t allow her.

Of course she wasn’t allowed to check on them. CBP can’t let strangers, even if they are elected officials, in to see children that aren’t theirs. No one “kidnapped” anyone and that kind of language is incredibly inciting and dangerous.

This kind of garbage is going to get someone else killed. We’ve already had one person die this past week after being incited to try to firebomb an ICE facility he was convinced was a “concentration camp,” clearly motivated by the rhetoric Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was using. No Democrat has condemned the attack nor even attempted to stop their incitement. The media don’t care and they are actually out there pushing more incitement via fake news stories like this.

Many CBP agents are actually minorities themselves. They are not the Gestapo and for Democrats and the media to keep playing this game is disgusting. Do we really have to wait until an agent is murdered before this crap stops? I fear the answer is yes.

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Joy Behar: Trump Should Be Charged with a Crime for the Crowd’s ‘Send Her Back’ Chant

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At a Trump rally Wednesday night, some in the crowd burst into a bit of “Send her back!”

The mantra was, of course, resultant from  The Donald’s series of tweets against the congressional Freshmen Fab Four:

For more on that whole dustup, please see here, here, here, here, and here.

As reported by RedState’s Brandon Morse, the President claims not to have liked the chant:

Someone who liked it even less: The View’s Joy Behar.

On Thursday, the left-wing host, in fact, questioned whether or not the Leader of the Free World could be sued or charged with a crime for the outburst.

Seriously — she really did.

So what law did Trump break? According to Joy, he incited violence toward Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and cowfart fighter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Whoopi also characterized it as “possibly inviting violence.”

But back to Joy…from the horse’s mouth:

“He doesn’t care or doesn’t acknowledge the fact that what he is doing is possibly inviting violence towards these women, and women who are saying this is wrong. I don’t like this.”

She then offered this:

“Why can’t he be brought up on charges of hate speech? Why can’t he be sued by the ACLU for hate speech?”



It should be noted that “hate speech” is legal. It’s otherwise known at “free speech.”

It’s also a marvel that an organization for “civil liberties” would sue someone for speaking.

This wasn’t the first time the program’s broached the notion of an arrested Commander-in-Chief.

In March, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara deeply disappointed the gals on ABC’s long-running talker by saying Trump wouldn’t be taken away in cuffs courtesy of the Mueller investigation (here).

Megan noted Joy’s disappointment:

“A lot of people in the country, like Joy, are hoping that the President is going to be walking out of the White House in handcuffs when all of this is over.”

Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens Podcast ep. 77 — The Freedom From Independence Edition

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens

An exclusive podcast from RedState about the connections of politics and entertainment, covering the stories from Burbank to The Beltway

It is our first episode back from the July 4th holiday, and Sarah was energized like a bunny with batteries shoved up its…uh, battery compartment. We tried to settle back into the routine while being loaded with content and filled with summertime frivolities.

Movies and entertainment were at the forefront, but there was enough idiocy in the political arena to also entertain us. For instance, we learned the hyper-capitalistic movie studio Disney is promoting a communist agenda! Additionally, the group of new arrivals in D.C. who the press wants in the Hall Of Fame already have behaved like talent-free rookies. We did have our fun with our return to the airwaves.

  • Brad kicked off the show with a review of the new movie release “Crawl”. He would have liked it more except for the pesky facts it was set in his home state of Florida. (Basements? REALLY?!)
  • The freshman “Squad” has turned into the Suicide Squad, as the bumbling ladies have managed to step on rakes, trip over themselves, and become fools at the feet of Trump.
  • As those on the left become desperate to hang the Jefferey Epstein scandal on Donald Trump the facts and realities only hurt their side. One actress even implicates herself in the process.
  • Sarah addresses the fact that we could not simply celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Some woke journalists had to find the woke problematics with that historic event.
  • On the subject of the press dumping trash on the lawn of good news, with the impending release of “The Lion King” the media was in a hot competition to see who could come up with the dumbest hot take on the problematics. (WaPo may have taken this prize.)
  • In Canada the arts-loving leftist activists are actually campaigning to have a movie removed from theaters. The pro-life drama “Unplanned” has been protested, but at least one theater chain CEO had the stones to tell these cranks to grow up.
  • During our absence “Stranger Things 3” came out and we turned that show upside down, as it were. (See what we did there???)

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