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Hot Take: After Lindsey Graham Called Her a Communist, AOC Says the Label Is a Tool for White Supremacy

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has officially added another word to the her “this is code for white supremacy” list: “Communist.”

Conveniently, she came up with this definition after being called a communist by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) earlier this week.

On Monday, I wrote about the interview Graham did on Fox News in which he was asked his thoughts about Trump’s controversial tweets from Sunday on the so-called “Squad” of AOC, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA), Ilhan Omar (MN), and Rashida Tlaib (MI).

Graham said this in response:

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country. They’re calling guards along our border — the Border Patrol agents — concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for ‘the Benjamins.’ They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America. Don’t get down. Aim higher. We don’t need to know anything about them personally. Talk about their policies.”

In yet another attempt at shaming into silence those who have the audacity to criticize Her Highness, Ocasio-Cortez posted her take on the word “communist” on her Twitter feed earlier today:

Where did this super-duper flaming hot take come from? The Nation writer Jeet Heer:

Where did Heer get it from? Probably Bree Newsome, the militant social justice warrior who climbed up the flagpole at South Carolina’s statehouse to remove the Confederate flag not long after the mass murder of the Emanuel 9 by a white supremacist in June 2015:

No matter who distorted the definition of the word in decades past, the definition of communism is clear.

Newsome was corrected in the comments by numerous people:

Setting the record straight did not faze Newsome at all. Nor will it for AOC and Heer. The idea is to completely redefine the word – just like the activst left have redefined words like “racist” and “sexist” and “homophobe” to mean “person who dares to disagree with me.”

AOC is actually naive enough to think people will stop calling her a communist/socialist now that she’s provided an, ahem, alternative definition for the word. I hope she continues to think that.

And I also hope she and the rest of her “Squad” continue to keep talking. They have helped expose the radical extremism of the Democratic party better than any Republican ever could.

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

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[Screenshot from Ilhan Omar on Twitter, https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1151217500480315394]

 

You’re most likely familiar with the brouhaha over Trump’s tweets to freshmen left-wing congresswomen about going back to whence they came if they don’t love America.

The Commander-in-Chief’s Twitter posts were met with derision by many Democrats and some Republicans.

The great Michael Medved had this to say:

Others thought the move was ingenious — see here.

Perhaps in response to Trump’s derision, Ilhan Omar released a video Wednesday on what it means to be patriotic.

My response to the mini-movie is: Huh??

It’s a mess.

I’m not sure of Ilhan’s purpose or point. It’s as if she took some very strong cough medicine and decided to wax philosophic while drifting into a cerebral stupor.

Here are some of the contents of the bizarre post:

“[I]t is really important for people to stay vigilant and understand that patriotism (pronounced, oddly, as ‘patiorism’)
isn’t fully believing in a particular administration.”

Who has ever suggested that’s the definition of patriotism?

Furthermore:

“True patriotism (pronounced, this time, as ‘patriism’) is about fighting for your country and its dignity and making sure that the citizens and the Constitution of the country is protected and uplifted.”

Then there was this headscratcher:

“Once we believe and protect a particular head of a country, then we lose sight of everything. And that is the biggest sign of trouble to come.”

If we believe a leader, we “lose sight of everything”? What in the world is she talking about? By her own rules here, we should then disbelieve her; otherwise, sight = lost.

And I can think of a lot bigger signs of “trouble to come.”

There was also this out-of-left-field idea:

“[M]y fear right now, and my biggest worry, is when I see people who say, ‘You can’t say anything about the president’.”

No one is saying that.

But:

“[I]n a country that lives by a Constitution that protects the right to free speech, you should be able to criticize your president.”

Uhhh…

“You should be able to expect more without fear.”

Was it Tylenol PM?

She also tried to clear up some “confusion,” which has never existed. Figure this one out:

“[I] hope this particular confusion that a lot of Americans are having — about where their allegiance should be — they need to remember that their allegiance is to the Constitution. Their allegiance is to their country.”

So there ya have it — tons of Americans are sittin’ around, sayin’, “Hey, wait a minute! Where’s my allegiance supposed to be again? I’m dumb as &$%@! and need to find a video…”

She makes it easy for ’em:

“Their allegiance is to its society, and it isn’t about the particular person that is the head of the country.”



As for the notion that one’s allegiance should be to the country, Ilhan might wanna address her own Minnesota district: It’s the #1 terrorist recruitment area in America (here).

As for speech, here’s something:

Ilhan’s video is a mystery. And it’s not encouraging — to say the least — that such a clip can be the product of an adult elected to make our laws.

What do you think? I look forward to your analysis in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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NBC Airs Bombshell Video Involving Jeffrey Epstein That Will Surely Take Down Donald Trump

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Just a day ago, I wrote a piece on the near total blackout that began in the Jeffrey Epstein case the moment that Sec. of Labor Acosta resigned. He was the only real connection to Donald Trump, being one of the prosecutors involved in Epstein’s sweetheart deal a decade ago. Once he was gone, the media hook was gone because if it’s not anti-Trump, it’s not worthy of coverage. The media’s shift showed that this was never about caring for abused women or bringing Epstein’s possible cohorts to justice. No, it was about how much mileage they could get out of a story to snipe at the President.

Well, the blackout ended this morning but in doing so, the media only further proved my point.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” decided they had garnered a major scoop and played this video live for their viewers.

Yes, this video contains such criminal activity as dancing with women, laughing, and even pointing at things. There’s two shots showing Trump and Epstein speaking in the midst of what looks to be hundreds of other people. The claim of Trump getting “handsy” literally boils down to him dancing with very jubilant NFL cheerleaders in a perfectly normal, expected manner.

The dumbest part? This video is from 1992. Yes, that’d be 27 years ago, before Epstein was even known to have done anything illicit. So apparently, Trump is guilty of association because he couldn’t see into the future and know that Epstein would abuse women some years later. In fact, Epstein did not even own his “pedophile island” in 1992, nor are there currently any victims dating back to that time. There’s absolutely no reason to believe this video shows anything more than Trump socializing among New York high society.

Even more in Trump’s favor regarding this nonsense is that he banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago the moment he found out he was harassing women. He also went to the police and the victim described Trump as helpful to her case. Does that sound like a guy who’s secretly in league with Jeffery Epstein? Of course it doesn’t, but the media don’t care. They have no standards. It’s just “orange man bad” all the time.

Honest question for MSNBC. How is this video supposed to even damage Trump? Because I’m thinking it may have the opposite effect.

You mean Trump partied with beautiful women? Surely, this will take him down.

As Ed Morrisey wrote over at HotAir this morning, this entire thing is just ridiculously stupid and should be embarrassing for NBC.

Trump’s party wasn’t news when A Closer Look covered it, but at least they knew that they were in the cheesy, celebrity-obsessed media industry. NBC treats this like it’s actual news, and that it actually proves something. They report on a conversation they can’t make out by transcribing what Trump “appears to say,” and the conversation isn’t worth transcribing in the first place. Two single men commenting on attractive women at a party? Telling a joke that makes the other laugh? Heaven forfend! It might be news to NBC, but two single men don’t even have to be acquaintances to have a conversation like that at a party, especially when one of them is the host.

News organizations have been trying like mad to tie Trump to Epstein, but this lame attempt is an embarrassment for NBC. The most damage they do to Trump comes from the shots of him dancing, which are … hilarious. (That’s also not unusual for single men at parties.) Are they trying at all to find evidence of Bill Clinton at one of Epstein’s parties on Pedophile Island? That kind of party appearance would actually mean something.

While it’s fun to joke around about how silly this all is, there’s something far more serious at play here that needs to be addressed.

We have actual people possibly implicated in Epstein’s crimes, including a former President named Bill Clinton who was on multiple flights with underage girls. Those would be the same girls who would later come forward as victims of sexual abuse. But the media are too busy digging up 27 year old, completely irrelevant videos of Donald Trump dancing badly. It’s not just ludicrous, it’s bordering on immoral because it’s letting some very bad individuals off the hook.

Has NBC done one investigative report on Clinton’s pervasive connections to Epstein? Have they even mentioned that a victim actually IDed him on Epstein’s island? Do they care that Clinton provably lied in his recent statement about how many flights he took with Epstein? Or that he lied about always having secret service with him at all times? Does none of that matter in comparison to flailing about in desperation trying to nonsensically tie this to Donald Trump?

It’s not just Clinton either. There is evidence of many other powerful figures who didn’t just happen to socialize with Epstein, but flew on his “Lolita Express” and visited his island. But the media simply don’t care because they aren’t Trump. They are letting possible child rapists slink into the background because they can’t let go of their Trump delusions for even a minute to actually do their jobs. That’s pretty disgusting.

The media don’t care about these women. All the morons on Twitter sharing Trump-Epstein hashtags don’t care about these women. It’s all about politics for them, even in the face of children being raped. That’s a level of depravity that deserves to be called out.

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332-95-1: House votes to kill Al Green’s impeachment resolution

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Trump is off his Twitter game. The vote finished about five minutes ago as I write this and he still isn’t gloating about it on social media.

Another day, another reminder that Pelosi’s struggling to control her caucus. And for nothing, really: It sounds like Al Green wasn’t even trying to make the sale to wary Dems with his impeachment resolution. If you’re going to force a vote, at least pack it full of lefty grievances about POTUS — obstruction of justice, emoluments, sexual assault allegations, and so on. Instead Green went all-in on racism.

A country that’s had actual slaveholders as president — whom it reveres to this day — isn’t impeaching Trump over racist tweets.

But 95 Democrats signaled their support for impeachment, while 137 opposed it — a dramatic split signaling trouble ahead for a divided party.

The 332-95 vote to table the impeachment article drafted by Representative Al Green, Democrat of Texas, constituted the first action by the House since Democrats took control in January on a measure to impeach Mr. Trump, a significant move that Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and other party leaders have toiled to avoid. By agreeing to table the article, Ms. Pelosi and the Democrats put off — at least for now — a prolonged and divisive debate over whether Mr. Trump’s conduct warrants his expulsion…

Mr. Green’s resolution makes no mention of Robert S. Mueller III’s report or other instances of possible abuses of power by the president that are being studied by the House Judiciary Committee as possible grounds for impeachment. Instead, it contains a single article that refers to the vote on Tuesday to condemn Mr. Trump’s tweets as racist, and concludes: “Donald John Trump has, by his statements, brought the high office of the president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace, and disrepute, has sown seeds of discord among the people of the United States, has demonstrated that he is unfit to be president, and has betrayed his trust as president of the United States to the manifest injury of the people of the United States, and has committed a high misdemeanor in office.”

“With all the respect in the world for Mr. Green,” Pelosi said earlier, “we have six committees who are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in. That is the serious path that we are on — not that Mr. Green is not serious.” Mr. Green was not, in fact, serious. Unless the thing he was serious about was a bit of virtue-signaling for lefties.

There was chatter this morning that Republicans might try to screw the Democrats by backing Green’s motion to take up impeachment, knowing that a unified GOP plus dozens of lefty votes would be enough to pass the motion and prolong Pelosi’s agony on this topic. They decided against it in the end, which was smart since it was too cute by half. Imagine America’s many casual voters reading headlines tomorrow like “IMPEACHMENT ADVANCES IN THE HOUSE WITH REPUBLICAN HELP.” Some would have assumed that Trump’s own party was turning against him, which may have backfired by convincing people that Trump had said or done something so terrible — or many things, cumulatively — that America was coming together to oust him. That might have inadvertently nudged support for impeachment upwards. Better to just kill the resolution quickly and be done with it.

Silver lining for the Resistance: With 95 votes in favor, Green’s resolution drew several dozen more supporters than his attempt at impeachment last year did. They’re getting closer, a little. One of the Dems voting with him today, in fact, was none other than Jerry Nadler. Nadler apparently tried to persuade Pelosi to solve the problem of today’s vote by referring the matter to his committee, with no luck. She didn’t want any headlines after this about how Dems are “moving forward” with impeachment or whatever. Remember, Pelosi believes the only way to oust Trump is to beat him next year and the surest way to do that is to make no sudden moves that might spook the electorate and get Republicans more excited to vote. The duller Dems are, the more the election becomes a referendum on four more years of daily Trump antics. She’ll give the left a bunch of committee investigations but nothing more than that.

And just as I’m writing that, here’s the Trump tweet now:

I’m looking for the roll call vote but it’s still not up yet on the House website. Assume that all of the progressives in the House voted to proceed, though, including of course the Squad. Here’s Al Green making his case earlier today followed by several colleagues looking not altogether comfortable.

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Ben Carson Tells America: Donald Trump is ‘Not a Racist’

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[Screenshot from Fox News, https://www.foxnews.com/media/ben-carson-trump-not-racist]

 

Ben Carson has a message: Donald Trump is not a racist.

Since Trump tweeted a message to congressional left-wing freshmen over the weekend encouraging them to “go back” to where they “came from,” Democrats have been calling racism on The Donald with particular fervor.

But Ben knows the guy:

“I have an advantage of knowing the president very well, and he’s not a racist and his comments are not racist.”

Speaking to FNC’s America’s Newsroom, Dr. Carson explained that the Fab Four — Alexandria Oasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar — don’t appear, to the President, to love their country. Hence, his Twitter post:

“[H]e loves the country very much and, you know, he has a feeling that those who represent the country should love it as well.”

As a reminder, here’s what the Commander-in-Chief served up:

But could it have been a genius move? Some think so — just see here.

According to Ben, not only is America’s favorite eccentric New York billionaire not a racist; he’s actually helped minority communities:

“Look at his policies. You know, under this president, you see the rising tide lifting all boats. You see low unemployment…record-low for blacks, for Hispanics…for all the demographics of our nation.”

He’s right about unemployment — although the ladies at The View wouldn’t give him Trump credit (here).

Ben praised Trump’s support for “Opportunity Zones.”

Here’s more about that, courtesy of the Economic Innovation Group:

The Opportunity Zones incentive is a new community investment tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. Opportunity Zones provide a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into dedicated Opportunity Funds. Read more below about how the Opportunity Zones incentive works, as well as its history and community of supporters.

Ben loves ’em:

“What’s happening in some of these places is just astonishing. And talking to some of those people there…they say, ‘I didn´t think this could ever happen.’ And just a couple of weeks ago, the President signed an executive order establishing a council on eliminating the barriers to affordable housing. Who’s going to benefit from that? So when you have somebody who’s spending this much time and this much effort trying to elevate those who are vulnerable and who are suffering in our society — I think we should pay a lot more attention to what they are doing than what anybody is saying.”

Will the mainstream media listen to the brain surgeon? Not likely. They don’t seem especially interested in what pro-Trump racial minorities have to say.

Speaking of, if you’d like to hear much more from some black Americans who don’t mind The Donald — and, in this case, are more than just a little suspicious of Bill and Hillary — I recommend you check out this video. But beware: There’s a lot of objectionable language.

Let us know what you think — of all this — in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Devastating New RNC Ad ‘Simply Airs Footage’ Of The Squad Talking; Trump Changes The Ending

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Yesterday, the Babylon Bee, a satire site, published an article entitled “Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking.

Turns out the RNC did just that.

In a new, highly effective ad, the RNC ‘simply aired unedited footage‘ of the Squad talking.

The ad stars the Squad, none other than Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. It begins with a clip of AOC telling her followers that the U.S. is running “concentration camps” along our southern border followed by Tlaib repeating the same words to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz.

Next, it shows protestors outside an ICE facility in Colorado taking down a U.S. flag and raising a Mexican flag.

Then, it switches over to Antifa’s attack on the Tacoma, Washington Ice detention center last weekend. Anarchist Willem von Spronsen was shot and killed by police after throwing an incendiary device at the facility. It shows reporters following the women asking them to condemn the attack. The women are all seen walking straight ahead as they studiously ignore the question.

It ends with a message written in white letters on a black screen:

SQUAD GOALS:
ANARCHY

Watch the video:

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Video: Rashida Tlaib Takes Command of “The Squad” From AOC, Plays WOC Card on Pelosi – Again

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We might have all thought that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was the self-appointed leader of the so-called “Squad“, but her BFF Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI) let everyone know in an interview on Tuesday who was the real boss.

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) were interviewed by CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King on the recent controversy surrounding Trump’s Sunday tweets, as well as the public infighting between the Queenie Quartet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Congressional Black Caucus.

King turned to Ocasio-Cortez in particular to find out if a direct meeting was in the works between her camp and Pelosi’s. But before she could finish answering, Tlaib interrupted and put the onus on Pelosi to be the one calling for the meetings. And because she’s her own worst enemy, Tlaib pulled an AOC and played the WOC/danger card on the House Speaker:

Ocasio-Cortez said she agrees and then Tlaib interjected in an attempt to shield Ocasio-Cortez, saying they are “new members of congress.” She then said she was “very protective” of Ocasio-Cortez, prompting King to fire back.

“With all due respect, she doesn’t need protection,” King said.

“She’s the new member, not the speaker,” Tlaib said, referring to Ocasio-Cortez. “She has every right to sit down with her in any moment, anytime, with any of us. She is speaker of the House, she can ask for a meeting to sit down with us for clarification.”

Tlaib went on to offer some advice to Pelosi about being aware of the repercussions of singling out women of color.

“The fact of the knowledge is, and I’ve done racial justice work in our country for a long time, acknowledge the fact that we are women of color, so when you do single us out, be aware of that, and what you’re doing,” Tlaib continued. “Especially because some of us are getting death threats. Because some of us are being singled out in many ways because of our backgrounds, because of our experiences and so forth.”

Watch video of Tlaib rushing to steal the attention from AOC below:

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Secondly, isn’t it just like the petulant child Tlaib is to sulk and say, in a nutshell, if Pelosi has issues with them they she should be the one calling the meeting? What utter nonsense. If Tlaib and company have an issue with Pelosi’s mild public criticisms of them, then they need to put on their big girl panties and knock on her door themselves.

Isn’t that what a real Resistance Warrior would do?

More troubling than Tlaib’s childishness are her dangerous double standards on who should and should not be allowed to speak out when they have issues with other Democrats:

The piece I referenced on Tlaib’s comments on Chelsea Clinton was from back in March. When Chelsea Clinton was verbally ambushed in New York City during a service for the New Zealand mosque victims, Tlaib had not one ounce of sympathy for her. In fact, Tlaib said that Clinton – who had called out Omar’s anti-Semitism – should be “very, very careful” in what she says, but that Omar should be able to speak freely.

It was a very disturbing segment. Watch it here.

I’ve long believed that Tlaib is the most dangerous of this bunch, and the shutuppery games she continues to play only validate that view, in my opinion.

On the flip side, Tlaib and her clueless cohorts have managed to help turn the spotlight back on to their feud with Pelosi. Well done, ladies. Keep talking.

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Elizabeth Warren Tries to Shame Combat Veteran Mark Espers, Here’s How That Went

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Elizabeth Warren is in full campaign mode and when you are a Senator, that means ridiculous grand-standing in public hearings that accomplish absolutely nothing. The point isn’t to make sense though, it’s just to get on TV yelling at someone so people can say “see how tough she is?!”

Yesterday, Mark Espers was being questioned as the nominee for Secretary of Defense and Warren thought it’d be a good idea to tacitly attack his loyalty to his country. This was part of her demanding a silly commitment that he wouldn’t do contract work for at least four years after leaving government, as if that’d suddenly garner her vote to confirm. We all know she’s not voting for him.

Keep in mind, Espers is a graduate of West Point and a combat veteran. So yeah, that went about as well as you’d expect.

Espers just lays into her and it’s pretty great. If you watch until the end, Warren has a meltdown at the fact that Espers refused to be boxed in by her. She even complains that he used up her time even though she’s the one who spent most of the video railing at him in nonsensical fashion instead of just asking him a question like she’s supposed to.

On substance, it is idiotic to demand a government official not work outside of government in their field for four years after leaving a government post. People have a right to make a living in whatever way they choose. Elizabeth Warren is not the arbiter of what’s right and just in that respect.

But this is a campaign issue for her, as if being a permanent government hanger-on is somehow morally superior to someone who serves their country and then goes into the private sector. It’s a garbage contention and unfairly maligns a man like Espers, who’s done nothing but serve his country with honor most of his adult life. Meanwhile, Warren’s service to the nation boils down to getting elected in a deeply blue state and having an annoying voice.

And no, that’s not Jim or I being sexist. Kamala Harris doesn’t have this problem. Neither does Tulsi Gabbard. Warren just so happens to be Hillary Clinton but more shrill and tortured as a public speaker.

But I do have to give her credit. She’s managed to climb into 2nd place and may overtake Biden eventually. If she does, more power to her. We’ll see how all this stuff works out in a general election.

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VIDEO. The Squad Is Why We Have to Have Safe Use Labels on Shampoo Bottles Says Senator

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For the past month or so, a collection of anti-American–and in a couple of cases, virulently anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism–freshman members of Congress, who have styled themselves The Squad, have dominated Democrat politics. It is probably safe to say more media attention has been lavished upon them than on the Democrat presidential hopefuls. Sunday, President Trump criticized them in a series of tweets and the media leapt to their defense branding the tweets, President Trump, and everyone one the country who didn’t pee on themselves reading the tweets as racists. Since then, their whining about being victims is all the press has been interested in, other than calling the GOP racists, but the latter happens every day and so no one thinks much about it.

Last night, Tucker Carlson had Louisiana Senator John Kennedy as a guest and he gave the best description of The Squad that I’ve seen to date.

I hesitate to contribute to this freak show but I’ll give you my thoughts for what they’re worth. I don’t think President Trump is a racist.

I don’t think his original tweet was racist. I think it was a poor choice of words, which is why he clarified. What he’s said now, in clarification, this is not China, this is America. In America, if you hate our country you’re free to leave. Now he said that in response to the behavior of the four congresswomen you’re talking about, the so-called Squad.

I’m not sure the president should exchange playground insults with them. When you try to argue with a fool, that proves there are two. But the president decided to do so. The simple fact of the matter is that the four congresswomen think that America was wicked in its origins. They think America and its people are even more wicked now. That we are all racist and misogynistic and evil.

They are entitled to their opinion. They are Americans. But I’m entitled to my opinion, and I just think they are left-wing cranks and they are the reason that there are directions on a shampoo bottle. I think we should ignore them.”

I mostly agree with that. You don’t have to listen to any of this group talk very long to realize they are simply mouthing vapid anti-American shibboleths that signal to fellow members of the anti-American left that they are with them. They can do this because they come from districts where the number of GOP voters is de minimus and if you can get a fired-up group of supporters out to the polls in a low turnout primary, you will win the general election for want of opposition. What I don’t agree with is that we can afford to ignore them. The media has shown a total lack of curiosity about the obvious fundraising shenanigans involving AOC and her fascist-loving chief of staff Saikat Chakrabati–and by shenanigans, I mean federal felonies. They aren’t curious at all about Ilhan Oman marrying her own brother…or her obvious support of Islamic terrorism. In fact, the press has normalized their radicalism and has gone along with classifying any critique of their positions or opinions as racism or some other -ism or -phobia.

We need to elevate them. We need to make every utterance by these people the subject of discussion. We need to get Democrats at all levels, from dog catcher to presidential candidates, on the record defending their nonsense.

The fact that they can’t correctly use shampoo doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous. In fact, it means just the opposite.

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Why Do Republicans #Persist in Adding Government to Health Care?

 

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Welcome to Tweetlandia.  The shambling wreck of a carcass our once great nation has become.

One of the very many trends that exists in Tweetlandia – is the diminution of all thought.  Often down to Twitter hashtag length – and depth.

One such Leftist hashtag pseudo-thought – is the anti-everything-to-the-Right-of-Karl-Marx #Persist.  It’s one-word-brevity is of particular assistance to its Leftist wielders.

In Tweetlandia, the Urban Dictionary has replaced Merriam Webster’s – so we go there:

“Persist: Continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.”

Leftists #Persist in pursuing all sorts of already-proven-to-be failures.

To wit: Government medicine.  Government medicine – is an unmitigated disaster.

Obamacare was a huge disaster:

“Obamacare stripped millions of people of their insurance.  For those who survived that mass slaughter – Obamacare doubled the average insurance premium and tripled the average insurance deductible.”

Following on Medicare – which is a $38-trillion-short titanic disaster:

“The unfunded liability is the amount that has been promised in benefits to people now alive that will not be funded by the tax revenue the system is expected to take in to pay for those benefits.”

And that titanic shortfall – is with private insurance subsidizing the daylight out of Medicare.

Medicare For All – What About Cost Shifting?:

“When Medicare was introduced in 1966, the government reached out to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to come up with a way to determine what to pay hospitals for treating patients….

“Medicare quickly figured out a sad truth. There wasn’t enough Medicare money….

“The Inpatient Prospective Payment System was implemented, meaning all direct connection to costs were now gone – but however you sliced it, Medicare was now paying less than the cost of treating patients.

“If Medicare did not pay its fair share, then hospitals would make it up on other payers. This is known as cost shifting.”

Get that?  Medicare payments don’t even cover the base costs of treating patients.

Private patients and their insurance companies – have been subsidizing Medicare since just about its 1966 inception.

Yet the Leftists #Persist.  Because $38 trillion short – ain’t nearly enough of a nation-wrecking debit to stop the Left.

Oh – and the Left wants to ban all private insurance.  You know, the companies that have been propping up Medicare for decades.

So everything medicine can as quickly as possible collapse into one giant smoldering government-induced heap.

#Persist!

Why any Republican anywhere would in any way expand government’s role in medicine – is light years beyond me.

Yet we have just such Republicans.  Joining the #Persist “movement” – whether they realize it or not.

A great many of us have spent the last several weeks pointing out the stupidity of this notion.

Why Are Some Republicans Looking to Add More Government to Health Care?

Yet these Republicans…#Persist!:

Behold – Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.  Who very recently penned an editorial defending his government-expanding decision.  His very own title – admits the inherent error.

Lower Health Care Costs Act Aims to End Surprise Billing

Your legislation “aims to end surprise billing” – ?!?

Government is the worst shot in the history of aiming.

Obamacare aimed to “reduce premiums by $2,500 per year.”  They DOUBLED.

I guarantee you no one around at Medicare’s inception said they were aiming to put US taxpayers $38 trillion underwater.  Yet that’s what it’s done

Yet Senator Alexander #Persists:

“Instead of remaining stuck in a perpetual partisan argument over the Affordable Care Act and health insurance, senators are working across party lines to lower the costs of what Americans pay for health care out of their own pockets.”

Of COURSE Democrats want to stop talking about Obamacare (the woefully mis-named “Affordable Care Act.”)

Democrats were either exponentially wrong about it – or lying their faces off about it.

Republicans won more than 1,000 elected offices up and down the ballot since Democrats jammed Obamacare down our throats.  And only started again losing seats – when it became clear their promises to repeal Obamacare were…exceedingly disingenuous.

Republicans should want to continue the Obamacare conversation – right up until they actually repeal the awfulness.

But on this they do not #Persist.

More from Senator Alexander:

“(U)p to half of the $3.5 trillion Americans spent on health care in 2017 may have been unnecessary, according to testimony before the Senate health committee from the National Academies.”

Yes, we have.  And an excruciating percentage of this unnecessary expenditure – is the subsidies we are forced to provide to prop up Medicare.

So how on Earth does Senator Alexander think his “aim” – on this the latest government “solution” to high health care costs – be any better?

Answer: Of course, it absolutely isn’t.

Government is the reason our health care system is as screwed up as it is.

Senator Alexander – we need LESS government.

Your bill – is more.

Which only makes sense in Tweetlandia.

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