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Watch: Dan Crenshaw Slams the Green New Deal as Useless Socialist Garbage

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw went on Candace Owens podcast to discuss a myriad of topics and among them was New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her laughably unrealistic Green New Deal.

Crenshaw noted that in the military, they have a saying: “Work smarter not harder.” According to Crenshaw, it’s advice that AOC could use when it comes to her proposed legislation to save the planet. He noted that the idea of climate change is actually a pretty accepted idea throughout the populace, but the extent and the cause are certainly up for debate. Specifically, how much man has to do with it.

“We actually all care about the environment, and most people believe in climate change and believe that mankind has something to do with that — how much is scientifically debatable, but there is some effect and we all have an interest in reducing carbon emissions, just having cleaner air, cleaner oceans. It’s something we can get behind,” said Crenshaw. “Young people especially — conservatives and liberals alike really want to hear that message.”

Crenshaw went on to tell Owens that the Green New Deal is really just a delivery system for socialism and, in reality, is a serious solution to environmental healing at all.

“The Green New Deal fundamentally destroys our economy and does a lot of other weird stuff, too,” Crenshaw said. “Basically it’s just a wish list of socialist utopias, as was admitted by [Ocasio-Cortez’s former Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti]. But fundamentally, it is a dogmatic approach to environmentalism, which is solar and wind.”

“Everything has to be solar and wind, there can’t be anything else, including nuclear,” Crenshaw continued. “When you start banning nuclear, that’s how you know they’re not serious about climate change.”

Crenshaw made it clear that Republicans should propose a response of their own and has an idea on how to start.

“Our approach has to be a common-sense approach,” Crenshaw said. “It has to be developing newer, cleaner technology that helps our economy and also helps the world. This is the way that I like to phrase it: we want to focus on 100% of the problem, and you can only focus on 100% of global emissions if you have technology that is exportable, clean, reliable, and cheap.”

Crenshaw made it clear, however, that Democrats just focusing on eliminating 100 percent of American’s emissions will do nothing, as America is only contributing 15 percent of the global emissions. Destroying the economy to eliminate less than a quarter of the earth’s emissions, said Crenshaw, will do nothing.

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No, Mitt Romney Would Not Have Won In 2016

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In the midst of the latest dust up between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, the latter of which went after the president over the current Ukraine mess, a common theme has popped up in the Trump-skeptical Republican circles.

It goes something like this: The only reason Trump won is because he faced a bad candidate and the only reason Mitt Romney lost is because he faced an unbeatable juggernaut, thereby Mitt Romney is actually a better candidate compared to Trump. The purpose of this argument is to assert that we need to go back in that direction post-Trump.

You see this come up anytime someone criticizes Romney’s performance in 2012, which Trump did earlier over the weekend. I suppose it makes certain people feel better to assert that Romney was actually the superior candidate, thereby reinforcing their biases against Trump. To be frank though, this analysis is total crap and relies on several false assumptions.

First, to say Romney would beat Hillary because she was a “uniquely terrible candidate” means we must assume Romney was not a terrible candidate himself. I’d confidently posit that he was. Romney was every anti-Republican stereotype wrapped into a perfectly punch-able package. You could not have created a candidate in a lab that more perfectly alienated blue collar workers in the the rust belt than Mitt Romney. While a certain segment of Republican finds him extremely endearing, most people did not. They found him to be a contrived, flip-flopping politician with neither an ability to connect with the average voter, nor the politics to satisfy the metropolitan elite.

Secondly, the idea that Barack Obama was an unbeatable, flawless candidate is a complete rewriting of history. In reality, his approval ratings languished in the low 40s for much of the campaign until Romney became the set alternative (again testifying to the fact that Romney just wasn’t a very good candidate). Obama was mired in a bad economy and numerous foreign policy blunders. While it’s hard to remember now, there was actually a time in 2016 where a lot of prognosticators weren’t favoring the former president to be re-elected. Was Obama a better candidate than Hillary Clinton? Sure. But did he present some insurmountable challenge for an otherwise awesome candidate in Mitt Romney? Hardly, and it’s just excuse making for Romney’s failures to pretend otherwise.

Lastly,  we constantly hear that Romney won more popular votes in 2012 than Trump did in 2016. But so what? We don’t elect people via the popular vote, as I think we all know. The map Romney would have needed to win is far more important. Could he have won the rust belt? Let’s talk about it.

This analysis is extremely flawed.  Yes, Romney managed a handful more votes in WI than Trump. You know where he didn’t come close to besting Trump though? In Ohio, in Michigan, and in Pennsylvania.

For example, Trump won OH by 7 points and over 200,000 votes. He put up nearly 300,000 more votes there than Romney did, who lost the state by 3 points. In fact, Trump won more votes in 2016 in OH than Obama did in 2012. The same story plays out in Michigan, where Trump won more total votes than Romney and won the state, whereas Romney lost it by 10 points. But would Romney have somehow pulled CO and NV instead? Highly unlikely given how blue those states were turning before 2016 even happened. Perhaps he’d have made it closer, but closer doesn’t win elections.

Here’s the biggest false assumption though. Trump didn’t win 2016 simply because Hillary was a terrible candidate in a vacuum. He won because he relentlessly went after her, pulling her down to his level and ultimately overtaking her. In short, Trump is the one who made her a terrible candidate. Would Romney have done that? Would he have brought Juanita Broadrick to a debate or pushed the email scandal to its limits? Of course he wouldn’t have. He’d of told us how he’s friends with Hillary but that he just doesn’t think she’s right for the job. We’d have gotten the same milquetoast, low energy campaign he gave us in 2012 and it’d have led to his defeat.

The point is this. Enough pretending that Trump didn’t do something special in 2016. Enough downplaying his unique ability to connect with Democrat leaning blue collar workers. Stop acting like actually fighting back is irrelevant in politics. It’s time to start recognizing the political lessons Trump has exposed, even if you don’t like him personally.

So no, despite what some conservatives are saying, Mitt Romney would not have won in 2016 and he was not a superior candidate to Trump.

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Literally Shaking: Hollywood Actors Involved In Forming ‘Impeachment Task Force’

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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Be very very fearful.

President Donald Trump’s presidency is in real trouble now.

Hollywood actors have set their sights on trying to help him get impeached.

What do Hollywood actors have to do with an impeachment process? Well, absolutely nothing.

But, shhh, no one tell them. Hey, if House Democrats can’t even get it right and don’t know that a real impeachment inquiry starts with a formal vote by the full House, then how can we expect these folks to have any idea?

Their announcement has doubtless left President Trump literally shaking.

The effort is really something formed by the “Democratic Coalition,” an organization whose sole purpose seems to be to try to get Trump out of office. The goal of the task force? To hold Trump “accountable for his betrayal of America,” according to Townhall.

Of course they can’t explain what that “betrayal” is with any kind of cogent facts that actually qualify for an impeachable offense. But let not reality enter into all this.

The 100 or so celebrities behind the effort include well-known resisters to reality such as Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Arnold, Ron Perlman, Alyssa Milano, George Takei and Ron Perlman. There are other ‘celebrities’ involved too, apart from actors, including former Mayor Andrew Gillum and Martina Navratilova.

Their plan? To spread hashtags to promote impeachment information, “combat disinformation” and – wait for it – have people write letters to Congress and call. Are you impressed yet?

According to Newsweek, the group has already started meeting and they are set to launch their website this week and will begin fundraising. Ah, so there’s the rub. Just exactly how would giving any money to them actually manage to get Trump impeached? Well, of course, it wouldn’t. And it’s not exactly clear why you would need money to push hashtags.

Doubtless they would say it would help inform people.

Let’s be real. People pretty much know where they stand at this point on Trump. But even if anyone wasn’t clear, it’s really unlikely that the sage words of Alyssa Milano are going to sway them.

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Enough to Make the Woke Wet Themselves: Hollywood’s Joe Rogan Rules the Gun Range in an Awesome New Video

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I like Joe Rogan.

Why? Two reasons:

  • He’s interested in ideas.
  • His show provides a constant reminder that people can get outside their bubble and spend civil time with those with whom they disagree.

Not long ago, I wouldn’t have heralded the critical nature of #2 — it’s a notion which should go without saying. But presently, there are a whole lot of people who appear to never have heard of it.

If you can take some unfiltered language, I highly recommend Joe’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. The actor/comedian/mixed martial artist/TV host/UFC commentator truly has an open mind, and he gives voice to liberals and conservatives alike.

His guests have run the gamut from Jay Leno to Neil deGrasse Tyson to Jesse Ventura to Mel Gibson to Steven Tyler to Ben Shapiro.

JRE is a reflection of a man with many interests, and one of them is government.

On the program, the cannabis advocate routinely makes clear he’s got a liberal streak or two.

But an area in which he ain’t no dainty snowflake is firearms.

Constantly, I’m stunned to see politicians and others make radical public statements about guns while appearing to have never spent even 2 minutes finding out what they are (here).

Well move over, novices — a recent video posted to Twitter indicates there’s one Hollywood hunk (literally) who knows how to handle his hand cannon.

Taran Tactical recently welcomed Rogan to their firing range.

And here he is, shootin’ em off in a way that’d make some of the world’s most woke fill their $200 jeans.

Do you watch the podcast? If so, what are some of your favorite episodes? A couple of mine are those featuring David Goggins and Jordan Peterson.

Oh — and if you’re not impressed by Joe’s gun handling, you may not wanna tell him; he can also do this:



-ALEX

 

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Following Barr/Durham Trip to Italy, Angry Former Italian PM (and Obama Pal) Threatens to Sue George Papadopoulos

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Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures” show this morning to discuss Attorney General William Barr’s and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s trip to Italy a couple of weeks ago. While in Rome, the two met with multiple Italian intelligence officials and while no one knows what took place in those meetings, reports say that their primary focus was the role of Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud.

Papadopoulos believes it might be something big. Shortly after the Barr/Durham trip, the former Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi (who is said to be a friend of former President Obama), called Papadopoulos. Renzi, he said, went on a rant and threatened to sue him. He did not elaborate on what exactly Renzi said to him, but clearly Barr and Durham’s visit had him a little ruffled.

Several key events from the “Russian collusion” story took place in Rome. The Link University campus in the city provided the backdrop for many of those events. The faculty of Link University is closely connected to the British intelligence community. Moreover, the FBI held a training program at Link in the fall of 2016, an interesting fact which the Mueller report conveniently omitted.

Maria’s team put together a timeline of the campaign to entrap Papadopoulos:

February 2016: London Centre of International Law Practice contacts Papadopoulos on LinkedIn, starts working there.

March 2016: Invited by Arvinder Sambei to network in Rome, Introduced to Joseph Mifsud by former Italian Foreign Minister Vincenzo Scotti.

April 20, 2016: Israeli official makes introduction to Australian Intelligence official, Erika Thompson.

April 26, 2016: Mifsud claims Russia has Hillary Clinton emails.

May 2, 2016: Contacted by former UK Foreign Minister, Tobias Elwood, to learn about Trump.

May 5, 2016: Two U.S. Intel personnel, Terrence Dudley and Greg Baker, reach out about Trump.

Papadopoulos tells Bartiromo that “within 48 hours of joining the Trump campaign, I’m being invited to go to Rome at the behest of a woman named Arvinder Sambei who I used to work for in London, who I later found out had a working relationship with Bob Mueller after 9/11. So, that’s very suspicious and I’m invited to go to Rome to this University where I’m introduced to Joseph Mifsud by none other than the former Italian Foreign Minister.”

He also said that subsequent reports say that Sambei is also a close associate of DOJ official Bruce Ohr. We know that Ohr acted as a backchannel between dossier author Christopher Steele and top FBI officials. So, it appears that, within the top ranks of the international intelligence community, there are many interconnections. They all seem to know each other.

Bartiromo tells him, “I find it really interesting that just this week we learned new information that the former Prime Minister of Italy is threatening to sue you. This is ex-Italian Prime Minister Renzi threatening to sue you George Papadopoulos. What do you think this is all about George?”

Papadopoulos replies:

Well I think obviously that somebody’s connecting dots and those dots lead directly to Rome. Rome might actually be the epicenter of this entire conspiracy, even more so than London which I initially thought. Look, Attorney General Barr was recently in Italy along with John Durham. They were obviously looking into Joseph Mifsud’s extensive connections to both the Italian government (documented) and Italian Intelligence services. They’re probably looking into this University Link Campus and Vincenzo Scotti and who was the Prime Minister when all of this was going on. Matteo Renzi…and now, all of the sudden, he had some sort of meltdown a couple of days ago, he’s threatening to sue me and he went on a rant about the President, so clearly he’s feeling the heat.

Bartiromo adds, “And it feels like the CIA is also among the agencies that will be questioned as a result of gathering all of these people together which really makes it look like this incredible network of diplomats across the world working with the CIA or the FBI. We’ll see. We’re getting the IG report in the next two weeks.

Is it possible that we now have Italian collusion?

(The first part of Bartiromo’s interview with Papadopoulos begins at 40:50 in the first video and continues on the second one.)

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Reasoned Moderate Maxine Waters Calls for Republicans to Stop Being ‘Spineless’ so She Can Finally Imprison Donald Trump

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Maxine Waters is disgusted, mister!

When someone’s a reasonable person, and they’re going out in the world making sense and exhibiting a civil, level disposition…and suddenly they become disgusted, you need to sit up and take note — something truly horrid’s occurred.

Just like when Maxine claimed Trump was setting people up to be murdered (here).

And when Maxine insisted the President was calling for violence against her (here).

It’s moderate Maxine. You know — this chick:

That tempered lady is disgusted — by Republican senators who aren’t ready to impeach the pants off Mr. Poopie, Donald Trump.

She made that very clear Sunday on MSNBC.

Here’s what she had to say:

“The President is all about himself. Now, if you want to know something, I am disgusted with those spineless members of the Senate who don’t have the guts to stand up for this country.”

So that’s what’s happening. The weasels aren’t even patriotic:

“Many of them have defined themselves as patriotic. They’re not patriotic.”

Something “needs to be done,” and they’re chicken:

“They are spineless, and they’re not willing to step up and do what needs to be done in recognizing the danger of this president.”


Hey, congressional Republicans: Are you willing to harm the country because you’re cowards?

And they’re all, Yeah:

“They’re willing to harm our country, and so, I want all of the American population to understand who is in that Senate, what they’re doing, whether or not they want them to remain there if, in fact, they don’t come forward.”

Maxine knows what needs to be done, alright. That would be Donald John Trump arrested, convicted, and imprisoned in solitary confinement. For what crimes? There’s plenty of time to figure that out later. For now, this is all you need to know:

Maybe it’ll be via Russian collusion:

That’d be fine with MSNBC:

But for now, let’s just do what needs to be done and go ahead and imprison the President of the United States.

So has explained a wise and reasoned person.

And how do we get there?

Let’s all say it together now:



-ALEX

 

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Against All Enemies

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My very good friend and writing mentor, former Army Sergeant, Vietnam Vet, PhD and Retired Methodist Minister, Lee Carey penned a great piece the other day over at Canadian Free Press. I do spend some time over there, not only because Sergeant/Doctor/Reverend Carey writes there, but also because the site’s raison d’etre, right up there on the masthead, boldly claims, “Because without America, there is no free world.” Who can argue with that?
In this particular piece, Dr Carey explored the Oath of Enlistment taken by those Americans who step up each and every day to write that check, “payable up to and including my life,” to keep America (and the free world) free.

I, (state name of enlistee), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Lee gives a brief history of the oath, noting that “foreign and domestic” were added on 5 October 1962, during the height of the Cold War.

He goes on to write…

The “enemies” are unnamed. For while the oath is fixed in place, the enemies change over time. The leading foreign enemies of the 20th Century were clear.  The Empire of Japan. The Third Reich. Then the USSR, the Peoples’ Republic of China and the Korean War. Followed by an episode of the Cold War turned hot in Vietnam.

The domestic enemies—those inside our borders—were Soviet spies, many known to exist but identified only by their code names, particularly in the era of nuclear arms development.  Later came spies from the Peoples’ Republic of China entering America as foreign students in U.S. universities, not just searching for state secrets but for industrial secrets enabling the theft of intellectual property.

Dr. Lee’s money quote however, is right up at the top of the article, just under the masthead…

Today, the domestic enemies of the U.S. Constitution live in our midst as the Democratic Party and its allies. They put on a clown show, but we had better take them seriously. For they are not joking.

He is spot on. Lee then goes on to describe in detail two other major enemies of our republic, the Intelligence Community and the Press, finally and quite properly naming the Big Boss in all of this, the Democrat Party. It truly is a sad state of affairs when a by-the-book patriot such as Sergeant/Doctor/Reverend Lee has come to the well founded conclusion that allegedly “apolitical” entities such as our Intelligence Community and the ”Mainstream” Press, have well and truly devolved into enemies of the Constitution. Believing such about the Democrat Party? That’s not such a hard lift. Take the time to read his full article.

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Dem Rep Supporting Impeachment Gets Blasted by Voters for Spreading ‘Fake News’ About Ukraine Call

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Screenshot from this video.

There are 31 House districts where voters are pro-Trump and voted for him in 2016, but who also voted for Democratic candidates for the House in 2018.

People have been speculating that these Democrats will face some backlash as they go into their re-election if they support impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) is one who found out how real that backlash can be when she tried to push her rationale for impeachment at a constituent event. She said that “the issue that got to me, was that the president, the most powerful man in the world, reached out to a foreigner, to a foreign leader, and asked him to dig up dirt on an American.” But voters were not buying her recasting of the call. People in the audience immediately called that out as false, “Not true,” some shouted. “Fake news,” cried someone else.

Good on CNN’s John King for reporting on it, he’s one of the few reporters at CNN who doesn’t seem married to pushing the Democratic narrative.

The problem with her statement is that it wasn’t true, as the folks in the audience who spoke correctly noted. Trump asked the president not to “dig up dirt” on an opponent but to take a look if the investigation was legitimately shut down. Big difference. Here’s the relevant part in the call:

Sounds like Slotkin is repeating the fabricated version of events pushed by her colleague, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). But voters were having none of it, which may not bode well for her re-election.

Apparently, she has no problem with Hillary Clinton using foreign national Chris Steele to reach out for Russian info on Donald Trump or the DNC again allegedly reaching out for information to Ukrainian officials on Manafort to undermine the Trump campaign, also in 2016. U.S. Attorney John Durham is now looking into some of those questions.

CNN previously depicted Slotkin as a “badass” for daring to support impeachment, basically delivering a campaign ad for her and the other women lawmakers they were praising for going against Trump.

She also is a former CIA officer (who seem to be all over the Ukraine matter) and a former Obama administration official, as an Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

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Smoking Gun? Glenn Beck Releases Audio of Ukrainian Official Admitting He Interfered In U.S. Election to Help ‘Hillary’

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Glenn Beck has just released an audiotape of the former Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, admitting he “helped” Hillary during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sytnyk was convicted for election interference in December 2018 in Kiev. The court ruled that the publication of the “black ledger” documents “led to interference in the electoral processes of the United States in 2016 and harmed the interests of Ukraine as a state.”

On the tape, he tells his friends, “Kolya” and “Ivan,” that “I was in charge of the investigation of their “black accounting” records. We made the [sic] Manafort’s data available to general public.”

Note: On Aug. 19, 2016, Serhiy Leshchenko, then the acting Ukrainian Prosecutor General, held a press conference in Kiev where he revealed the “black ledger” of the Party of Regions. Leshchenko said it contained “previously secret records of payments made by the former pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych” to then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Yanukovych’s government was overthrown during the Ukrainian Revolution and he fled the country in February 2014. Leshchenko told reporters that “the information was obtained by an anonymous source in the burned-out ruins of the headquarters of Yanukoych’s party.” It’s unknown if the ledger was authentic or forged. Either way, it showed that large cash payments had been made to Paul Manafort. The revelation forced him to resign from the Trump campaign and signaled the start of his legal problems.

Beck said this tape has been floating around Ukraine for a while, but it was only recently translated into English.

Here is a transcript of the tape. Scroll down for the audiotape (Sytnyk’s conversation begins at 4:00).

Kolya: Did they, those Russians, help Trump? Your people?

Sytnyk: I think they did. Yeah. I helped him, too. Not him, but Hillary. I helped her.

Kolya: Yeah. Right. Then her position tottered, right?

Sytnyk: Well, this is how they write about it, right.

Ivan: Hillary’s humanitarian aid … [indiscernible.]

Kolya: Well, I’m about … the commentaries. At the time, we were not [indiscernible.]

Sytnyk: Trump … his purely inner problem … issue … they dominate over the external matters. While Hillary, she is — how shall I put it? She belongs to the cohort of politicians who comprise the hegemony in the US. Both in the US and the entire world, right? For us, it’s … sort of … better. For Americans … what Trump is doing is better for them.

Kolya: Well, we have lots of those American experts here now … [indiscernible.]

Sytnyk: Well, there, you see why Hillary lost the elections? I was in charge of the investigation of their “black accounting” records. We made the Manafort’s data available to general public.

Kolya: So what?

Sytnyk: He was imprisoned. Manafort then was the head of the Supreme Headquarter of Trump, right? Then he was dismissed, too, including due to the “black accounting.” After that, he was sentenced to 80 years of imprisonment term. How about Trump? Did he not give a s***. They have their system working there and it works smoothly.

Kolya: Everybody worked smoothly there.

Sytnyk: And when they carried out the elections, a week before the elections, the FBI reopened the investigation in respect of Hillary. So her rating dropped for 7 percent and that’s why Trump managed to win the elections at a pinch.
I’m still unable to understand why he’s fighting with the FBI. They try to catch him on the hand. If it were not the FBI, he would not have won the elections. They torpedoed Hillary’s ratings for 7 percent.

Glenn says, “So here he is. He is admitting to tampering with our elections. Admitted working with the Hillary Clinton campaign. He is actually convicted in the highest court in the land in Ukraine. This is all front page news, in Ukraine, while we are saying, ‘Was there anyone tampering with the election?’”

At the beginning of the podcast, Glenn reads an email written by Alexandra Chalupa , a Ukrainian-American lawyer and DNC contractor, sent to Louise Miranda at the DNC. Chalupa had been working feverishly to bring down Paul Manafort in 2016. This email is not new. Dan Bongino wrote about it in his book, “Spygate,” which was published last fall. I have posted about it. Chalupa writes:

Hey, a lot coming down the pipe. I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last night at the Library of Congress, the Open World Society forum. They put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort. I invited Michael Isikoff, who I’ve been working with for the past few weeks, and connected him to the Ukrainians. More offline tomorrow, since there was a big Trump component you and Lauren need to be aware of that will hit in the next few weeks. Something I’m working on that you should be aware of.

Note: Glenn tells an interesting story about the day Manafort was arrested. He said on that very day, Clinton pal Tony Podesta shut down his lobbying firm which was one of the largest in Washington and had been operating for 30 years. He says: “This is why Tony Podesta shut down the Podesta Group, like on the day that Paul Manafort was arrested. Okay? As soon as they arrested him, the biggest lobbying firm, the Clinton lobbying firm, millions of dollars, [Podesta] walks into the office in one day, and says, ‘close the doors.’ Not like, ‘Hey, at the end of the week, or at the end of the month, we’re going to wrap things up,’ [he said ] ‘Close the doors.’ And he shut his firm down. Well, why? Because he’s working with the same group of people, that Manafort [was.]”

 

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Stop the Madness: Joy Reid Panel Explains How Dems Can Make Pelosi President

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Democrats have been desperate to get rid of President Donald Trump ever since he was elected.

First they tried getting him through the Mueller investigation, now they’re trying the Ukraine call.

But the problem they face in any event is that even if they were somehow able to impeach and convict Trump, they still would be left with Pence, who they also hate. And they still wouldn’t get the control they so deeply crave.

So as we noted yesterday, Democrats seem to be trying to construct an impeachment case against Pence as well, even thought that’s even sillier and more implausible a road to success than that against Trump.

They don’t seem to understand that you can’t impeach someone just because you don’t like him and want power.

But if you wonder how much Democrats are descending into madness, this “AM Joy” panel that Twitchy caught is the perfect example.

All of these adult people and yet nothing they say is based in reality or sense.

You ready? Here goes:

“You could impeach Pence first. The problem is that Donald Trump then has to name his replacement. But I think that maybe a deal could be struck where he was told, if you don’t make a replacement, then Nancy Pelosi does become president.”

Please, folks, Constitution and sanity. That’s not happening, so why even say it? Of course, that woman was preceded by another woman who was equally unhinged talking about how Pence was so “deeply” involved in the corruption he had to go. What?

They are completely out in conspiracy land. Of course, most of these folks were pushing the Russia collusion hoax as a fact, despite it not being true. And Joy Reid has her own issues, given the person who hacked her blog and put all those bigoted things there that she herself certainly didn’t say. Reid told us that she had called the FBI, how’s that case going?

But yes, every time you think that they can’t hit a bottom, they keep going lower. Train off the rails crazy.

Please people, you lost. Get over it. Get a grip.

If all you’re going to do going into 2020 is push impeachment and you include Mike Pence too, prepare to lose again.

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