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After Trump Calls Their Bluff On the Ukraine Transcript, The Left Hilariously Cry Foul and Rush to Move the Goalposts

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This is almost too good. Predictable, but still satisfying.

For most of today, we’ve been inundated with impeachment fever among Democrats, the media, and some anti-Trump Republicans. This despite the fact that there was no evidence Trump did anything illegal or untoward in a phone call between he and the new Ukrainian president. We already know there was no threat or quid pro quo involving military aid or otherwise, but after this weekend’s hysteria, there was apparently no walking the story back.

Then something hilarious happened. As my colleague streiff reported earlier, Trump called their bluff.

The fact that the transcript will be unredacted leads one to anticipate that it is probably going to be innocuous and completely open to whatever interpretation you wish to make of it. If that is the case, this has been a epic troll of the Democrats.

Guess how Democrats and the media responded to getting what they had been demanding for days?
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Excuse me while I go pass out from laughing so much….Ok, I’m back.

Now, all the sudden, they don’t want the call. The call that they’ve said forms the basis for impeachment, that proves Trump committed a criminal, corrupt act, is not longer relevant to them. You know what this means? There’s nothing worthwhile on the call.

So what’s next? Well, the goalposts must be moved of course.

I’m not going to lie. I’m actually enjoying this. Watching these people squirm after they got out over their skis again is incredibly entertaining. The media are rushing to save this story based on more supposition, but I don’t think it’s going to work.

Unless there’s a bombshell waiting on that transcript, this is going to backfire so spectacularly. And if there were a bombshell on the transcript, Trump wouldn’t be releasing it this soon. For all the talk of him being a political idiot, he may be on the verge of pulling off one of the greatest trolls in political history.

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NRA Awards Beto O’Rourke With ‘AR-15 Salesman of the Month’ Distinction

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

After an Arizona gun store owner launched a sale on and sold out of AR-15s and AK-47s in response to Beto O’Rourke’s “hell yes” comments from the Democratic debate earlier this month, the NRA has awarded the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate with the AR-15 salesman of the month award.

The Hill reports:

Alpha Dog Guns in Tempe, Ariz., announced that just four hours after launching a promotional discount called the “Beto Special” — spurred by O’Rourke’s now-viral comments about his buyback proposal — it sold out of AR-15s and other rifles, owner Matt Boggs said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.”

The NRA tweeted a photo made to mock the former congressman by calling him the “AR-15 salesman of the month,” adding the caption: “Possibly even of the year.”

Here’s what they tweeted:

O’Rourke responded by tweeting out the news about Colt Manufacturing suspending AR-15 production without noting the context for the news:

Beto set off a firestorm two weeks ago after ABC News debate moderator David Muir asked whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns if elected president:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

O’Rourke has doubled down on his gun confiscation position since the debate, and has even taken to sparring with normally Democrat-friendly journalists like CNN’s Chris Cuomo and members of his own party on the issue.

His near-singular focus on gun control has not helped his polling numbers. He is still polling at under 5% nationally.

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BREAKING. White House Will Release Ukraine Transcript Tomorrow

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Just a short while ago President Trump announced that the White House will release the full and unredacted transcript of the conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky tomorrow.

All along, President Trump has hinted that he may release the transcript. Yesterday morning, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that move was being considered:

It’s true what the president said, when foreign leaders come together to speak, they need to be able to speak candidly. I do think that perhaps releasing this kind of a transcript could set a bad precedent. He is willing to do it, I think. There is a lot of other people, lawyers and such that may have a problem with it. We will see what happens.

This comes in the context of an ongoing range war with House Democrats over access to the document–Nancy Pelosi is meeting to discuss and impeachment inquiry based on this document today–and North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr dropping trou and grabbing his ankles for Mark Warner (why do we bother having committee chairmen who abrogate their authority to whatever Democrat that wants it?).

The fact that the transcript will be unredacted leads one to anticipate that it is probably going to be innocuous and completely open to whatever interpretation you wish to make of it. If that is the case, this has been a epic troll of the Democrats.

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Nancy Pelosi Is About to Let the Impeachment Genie out of the Bottle but Can She Control It

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The House Democrat caucus will be meeting today at 4pm to decide upon an impeachment strategy. The proximate cause of this move seems to be the refusal by the administration to go along with the Democrat demands that it be allowed to know the contents of President Trump’s conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky in which Trump is alleged to have demanded that the Ukrainians follow through an investigation of corruption involving Hunter Biden that was stopped by Joe Biden threatening aid to the Ukraine if it continued.

The rationale is probably as silly as anything Robert Mueller ever investigated. It is made even more silly by the fact that attempting to impeach Trump for trying to stop corruption and to champion the rule of law will one of the hardest concepts imaginable to sell to about 80% of America. Particularly when the evidence on Hunter Biden and good ol’ Dad starts coming out.

This is what is going on.

Nancy Pelosi will meet with her caucus today at 4 p.m.

While Pelosi doesn’t seem all that anxious to move forward, it is doubtful that she has a lot of choice.

These are some additions to the list:

When you’re getting your intellectual content from Eddie Bernice Johnson you’ve hit rock bottom unless Maxine Waters weighs in.

What Pelosi seems to be trying to pull off is “impeachment-lite.” She will get behind an “inquiry,” because the nutters in her caucus demand it. The inquiry will give Fat Jerry more clout in dealing with the courts, for instance, he may be able to get grand jury testimony, but it won’t be an actual impeachment proceeding. The distinction is important because Nancy Pelosi’s majority is based on first term members who were elected from Red and Purple districts. Most of them probably don’t want to campaign for reelection when the main subject is impeachment.

Even so, I’m not sure that the politics of this has been completely thought through. Like the part where the genie goes meekly back into the bottle. It seems to me that impeachment has a logic all its own and once unleashed is hardly manageable. The impeachment inquiry would undoubtedly dominate the Democrat primary and deprive the Democrats of an opportunity to talk about anything else. Once the impeachment inquiry gets underway, there is a less than zero probability that a hyper-partisan House Judiciary Committee doesn’t vote out articles of impeachment. That, then, puts Pelosi in the position of either supporting an impeachment hearing in the midst of an election season…letting Trump dominate the news every day and letting the public see just how batsh** crazy the Democrats are…or of quashing the entire thing and depressing Democrat turnout.

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Dem Senator Recently ‘Reminded’ Ukrainian President that Opening Investigation into Biden Would be ‘Disastrous for Long-term US-Ukraine Relations’; Got That?

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The Hill’s John Solomon reported an incident that took place several weeks ago at bipartisan meeting between U.S. officials and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held in Kiev. During this meeting, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) apparently sent a very clear message to Zelensky. And, borrowing a page from Joe Biden, he actually boasted about his audacity afterward.

Following the meeting, Murphy spoke to reporters. He said he pointed out to Zelensky that Ukraine currently enjoyed bipartisan support for its U.S. aid but wouldn’t it be a shame if something were to happen to it but if he chose to “investigate past corruption allegations involving Americans, including former Vice President Joe Biden’s family,” he runs the risk of losing Democratic support going forward.

Murphy reportedly told Zelensky that U.S. aid was Ukraine’s “most important asset” and if he were to comply with Trump’s request, it would be “disastrous for long-term U.S.-Ukraine relations.”

Solomon spoke to Murphy on Monday and he said, “I told Zelensky that he should not insert himself or his government into American politics. I cautioned him that complying with the demands of the President’s campaign representatives to investigate a political rival of the President would gravely damage the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. There are few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, and support for Ukraine is one of them.”

So, once again, a Democrat is using U.S. aid as a bargaining chip. Or was it a threat to withhold future aid? It sounds remarkably similar to Joe Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion in aid to the country in March 2016 if the prosecutor general who was about to question his son wasn’t fired.

Biden learned in December 2015 from an article in the New York Times that Burisma Holdings was under investigation by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin. The Times article did not mention that Shokin was preparing to question Biden’s son, Hunter, about his dealings with Burisma. It’s not clear if they had this information and buried it or if they had no knowledge of it.

Obviously, this was a concern not only for Biden, but for the Obama administration. A story like this coming out during an election year would certainly hurt Democrats. So, they took action.

In January 2016, Solomon writes:

The Obama White House unexpectedly invited Ukraine’s top prosecutors to Washington to discuss fighting corruption in the country.

The meeting, promised as training, turned out to be more of a pretext for the Obama administration to pressure Ukraine’s prosecutors to drop an investigation into the Burisma Holdings gas company that employed Hunter Biden and to look for new evidence in a then-dormant criminal case against eventual Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a GOP lobbyist.

U.S. officials “kept talking about how important it was that all of our anti-corruption efforts be united,” said Andrii Telizhenko, the former political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington who organized and attended the meetings.

Solomon spoke to Nazar Kholodnytsky, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who had attended the meeting, shortly afterward. Kholodnytsky told him he saw evidence in Ukraine of political meddling in the U.S. election.

Following this meeting, Democrats began to apply pressure to the Ukrainian embassy in Washington. The Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. at that time was Valeriy Chaly confirmed to Solomon that in March 2016, a DNC contractor “pressed his embassy to try to find any Russian dirt on Trump and Manafort that might reside in Ukraine’s intelligence files. The DNC contractor also asked Chaly’s team to try to persuade Ukraine’s president at the time, Petro Poroshenko, to make a statement disparaging Manafort when the Ukrainian leader visited the United States during the 2016 election.”

Chaly said the embassy denied both requests.

The story about the efforts of the DNC working with officials at the U.S. embassy in Kiev to bring down Paul Manafort is well-known.

Moreover, Nellie Ohr had a Ukrainian connection of her own. Ohr worked as a contractor for opposition research firm Fusion GPS in 2016. Her job was to conduct research into members of the Trump family. Last summer, in her testimony before Congress, she said that one of her major sources had been a member of the Ukrainian parliament. Nellie Ohr is the wife of Bruce Ohr who, at the time, was the 4th highest ranking DOJ official. He delivered research from dossier author Christopher Steele and his wife to the FBI.

Evidence of Democrat’s election interference and wrongdoing in 2016 is overwhelming and it is documented. The examples cited above merely scratch the surface.

When you consider the endless corruption and the countless abuses of power by members of the deep state during the 2016 election cycle, the coverage over President Trump’s request that Ukraine reopen an investigation into the likely wrongdoing of the Biden’s is surreal.

Solomon raises a question:

Could it be the Ukraine tale currently being weaved by Democrats and their allies in the media is nothing more than a smoke screen designed to distract us from the forthcoming Justice Department inspector general report into abuses during the Democratic-inspired Russia collusion probe?

Readers?

 

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Dear Leftists, Help Me Understand How Sexual Displays Convey Arguments

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Sex sells, but it also repels.

I feel like the left using sexual displays and exhibitionism in conjunction with political functions has increased quite a bit over the past decade, and I’ve never understood it. As I wrote back in 2016, the left’s use of nudity never made me want to give their movement or pet political project any more attention. I’m just going to continue on with my day knowing what you look like in your birthday suit.

(READ: Dear Leftists, Stop Getting Naked To Make A Point)

But while nudity is a surefire way to get someone’s attention, we’ve now gotten to the point where overt sexual displays have made appearances in almost every subject the left wants to protest about and I don’t see the connection between the two.

For instance, “Shutdown D.C.” was supposed to be a march/demonstration that was supposed to “bring awareness” to the fight against climate change. That we’re already well aware of it aside, the demonstrators did some backward things in order to get their point across. For one, they clogged up the roads, keeping all those gas-guzzling, emission spewing cars on the road for even longer.

But then this also happened.

Yeah, that’s a man in jean shorts and suspenders dancing like a female stripper while another protester throws paper confetti on him. This happened in front of a display that read “Stop Pipelines Now.”

What was the point of all that? How is this going to affect climate change or get people to sign on board with your side? It seems counterproductive, especially when it came to the littering during an environmental focused demonstration. It looks more like an attempt at attention for the self, rather than standing up for a cause. No points are being made. It’s just a gross dude dancing grossly.

You could argue that you’ve brought attention to the quest to stop pipelines, but the average American is going to see this guy dance and think that this is the group they want to sign on with. It has nothing to do with homophobia, and everything to do with the fact that your chosen form of argument is to act like a fool using your butt.

He’s not the only one. Here’s the D.C. Pride march earlier this year devolving into twerking on a police car.

Second verse same as the first. How is this convincing people to get on board with the LGBT community? It looks more like a middle finger to the police, and I tend to like most police officers. My dad is a retired officer himself.

Gays and lesbians certainly deserve to be treated like people, but where pride marches are supposed to be geared toward LGBT peoples presenting themselves as being proud members of your local community, we too often see overt sexual displays that make people wonder what the hell kind of point is being made by two guys waving their banana hammocks at crowds.

What’s more, they want your kid to witness this “kink” as one activist said. It’s even better, apparently, if they take part in the kink like they encouraged this young child to do as he danced sexually in the midst of a Pride march crowd.

There is no argument or being made. I’m not getting a sense of humanity or a feeling of empathy towards the protesters. It’s just self-gratification in a quest to get attention and probably a way to stick it to your parents, or whatever authority figure you’re trying to make angry.

Isn’t the point of these things to convince people to join your side? Why have so many leftist protests been made about sex when it’s about something completely different?

As a result, I can guarantee that people are going to be less likely to take your side seriously. That’s the end result of you throwing off your clothes and/or dancing like a downtown stripper on B-squad night.

 

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Joe Biden Is Acting Like a Man Who Knows the Fork Has Been Stuck in Him

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Joe Biden was out in Iowa yesterday and we have an outtake from one of his news appearances that is really a metaphor for the situation in which Biden finds himself:

In that clip we have:

Biden: Well, that’s up for them to decide.

Reporter: “Why should people want to make a change?”

Biden: “Well that’s up to them to decide.”

Reporter: Well make your case?”

Biden: “I’m not going to.”

If Joe Biden though Hillary’s preferred campaign slogan of “because it’s her turn” was going to work for him he’s finding out he was wrong. He’s showing more and more signs of a man who knows that his hope of becoming the nominee based on the strategy of “I’m not batsh** crazy like the rest of them” isn’t going to sell to a Democrat primary electorate that is damned close to being clinically batsh** crazy.

On the merits, Biden is a horrible candidate. The stench of corruption has wafted about him for thirty or more years with large, unexplained and unsecured loans from major banks headquartered in Delaware that seemed to have no relationship to Biden’s salary. Hunter Biden’s coke-fueled rise to prominence, etc. This is helpfully provided by the RNC:

IN 2016, JOE BIDEN PRESSURED UKRAINE TO FIRE A PROSECUTOR GENERAL WHO WAS INVESTIGATING BURISMA HOLDINGS, A FIRM WHICH HAD PAID HUNTER BIDEN’S ROSEMONT CAPITAL $3.4 MILLION FOR REPRESENTATION  

From 2014 to 2015, Hunter Biden and his business partners were paid $3.4 million to represent Burisma Holdings as part of an effort to have “well-connected Democrats” defend the company from U.S. and Ukrainian investigations.

The New York Times reported that, in 2016, Vice President Biden had sought for and succeeded in ousting a Ukrainian Prosecutor General that had been investigating Hunter Biden’s client Burisma.

IN 2009, HUNTER BIDEN PIGGYBACKED OFF OF HIS FATHER’S DIPLOMATIC TRIPS TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND IN PARTICULAR CHINA

Connected by a strong relationship between their dads, Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz, the son of John Kerry, created Rosemont Capital in June 2009

Rather than occupy an office in New York City, Rosemont chose to operate out of the political hub of Washington D.C., just miles from their fathers’ offices.

Less than a year after opening, Rosemont Capital secured access to multiple foreign leaders including access to China “at the highest levels.”

From 2011 to 2013, multiple foreign business meetings drew public scrutiny from outsiders including one that took place just hours after “Hunter Biden’s father, the Vice President, met with Chinese President Hu in Washington.”

Rosemont Capital and Hunter Biden drew public scrutiny for piggybacking off of Joe Biden’s diplomatic trips to hold business meetings including flying on Air Force Two during Biden’s Asia pivot ventures.

JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON HUNTER HAVE A TANGLED HISTORY WITH THE BANKING COMPANY MBNA FULL OF SWAMPY DEALINGS AND APPARENT QUID PRO QUO

In 1996, shortly after a top executive at MBNA bank bought a house from his father Joe Biden, Hunter Biden was hired by the company to a six-figure position.

While Biden was a Senator, Hunter Biden’s partners secured $25 million in federal earmarks for the University of Delaware and received firm fees totaling $1.5 million for its work on behalf of the school.

Additionally, records show that Senator Obama also sought over $3.4 million in earmarks for clients that Hunter Biden represented.

JOE BIDEN’S FAMILY MEMBERS, JAMES AND FRANK HAVE MADE A PRACTICE OF USING JOE’S NAME IN CONTROVERSIAL BUSINESS DEALINGS

Joe Biden’s brother, Frank Biden, used the Biden name to underwrite his Mavericks in Education project which was ultimately deemed a failure .

In 2010, James Biden was brought on to Hill International, a firm tasked with building low cost housing in Iraq, with the firm saying the Biden last name helped him get in the door.

The far left, or, rather the center of the Democrat base, is conceding that Biden isn’t the right guy for 2020 in record, temperament, genitalia, melanin, or sexual proclivity:

It is not his age but his history that bedevils Biden, and not style but substance that weighs on his candidacy. Biden got the big things wrong repeatedly over the last 40 years. In what he has since called a “big mistake,” he championed the infamous 1994 crime bill that contributed to the unconscionable mass incarceration that particularly ravaged the African American community. As Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, he left Anita Hill to fend for herself during the Clarence Thomas hearings. He defended President Bill Clinton’s repeal of Aid to Mothers of Dependent Children. He consistently backed pro-corporate trade treaties — from the North American Free Trade Agreement to letting China into the World Trade Organization — that savaged America’s manufacturing workers. He voted for the invasion of Iraq, surely the greatest foreign policy debacle since Vietnam. (He now claims he was duped by then-President George W. Bush.) And he was all in for Wall Street deregulation that helped lead to the worst recession since the Great Depression, then served in the administration that bailed out the banks, put no major banker in jail for what the FBI called an epidemic of fraud and left homeowners adrift.

For months, pundits have been warning about the Democratic candidates going too far to the left — embracing bolder reforms and a bolder, more aggressive agenda. Greenberg’s book [she’s referring to Democrat pollster Stanley Greenberg’s GOP RIP: How the New America is Dooming Republicans] is a necessary corrective, demonstrating that Trump’s own tea party extremism is forging a powerful majority coalition intent of ousting him from office and removing those standing in the way of addressing the challenges this country faces. Greenberg implies virtually any of the leading Democratic contenders can beat Trump and beat him badly. Ironically, the weakest of these might well be Biden, burdened with defending a series of votes and positions that have not worked for most Americans. Democrats win big if they nominate a candidate credible as an agent of change, willing to take an economy rigged by the few. Biden is about to discover that once they take a good look, Democrats will find it hard to see him in that role.

Biden is now finding out that not only is the Democrat party, at large, unwilling to defend him in the current non-scandal concerning Ukraine, they are actually quite happy to use those events to take Biden out and clear the deck for their favorite: Elizabeth Warren.

The clear message in the video clip is that Biden knows he’s finished and is finding it hard to pretend that he even cares. As Warren passes Biden in recent polls (here | here) on wonders how a man who can’t make a case for his own candidacy is going to convince Democrat caucus voters to go with him…and will he even hang around to find out?

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The Latest Trump-Ukraine “Bombshell” Is Another Dud

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Welcome to the new playbook, same as the old playbook. We are about to relive the Mueller investigation all over again, where facts and provable evidence take a back seat to mindless, continuous supposition.

As I wrote last week, the latest “scandal” being pushed against Trump is that he withheld $250 million in military aid from Ukraine in order to force them to investigate Joe Biden, who is on tape admitting to extorting the Ukrainians while he was vice president. As it stands, we have no evidence Trump offered a quid pro quo, nor threatened anyone. In fact, the aid was not even brought up on the phone call.

With the main thrust of the story up in flames, the media are now scrambling to save what they can. Enter The Washington Post, who’s original anonymous claims have already been proven wrong, bandying about a new “bombshell” that supposedly proves…well, I’m not sure what they think it proves.

Wait, so Trump withheld the aid temporarily, but then reversed course and did not use it as leverage over Ukraine to investigate Biden? That’s the bombshell? Notice the sub-heading saying it “raises further questions.” They actually have nothing here, but the narrative must advance.

This is so remincisent of the nonsense we had to deal with the last two years in regards to the Mueller investigation. Because Trump opined on firing Muller with his counsel, Democrats and some Republicans ran with that as proof he obstructed justice. That’s not how any of this works. You either do something or you don’t. Presidents don’t get impeached for thinking about doing things, even if those things are dumb.

Take this media angle that the Post is pushing now.

Let me make this simple – Did Trump threaten him or not?

If the answer is no, and it looks to be no based on everything we’ve seen, then what exactly is the issue here? Having concerns is not a standard. It’s meaningless supposition and the President, whether you believe him or not, has already offered alternate reasons for why the aid was held temporarily.

Thankfully, Republicans have allies like MSNBC’s resident conservative, Noah Rothman.

This is apparently what passes for intellectual thought in certain parts of the conservative sphere. We’ve already known for months that the aid to Ukraine was held up. In fact, Republican Senators commented on the matter weeks ago before any of this latest craziness blew up, citing the need for Europe to get more involved. The question has never been if Trump put a hold on the aid. It’s why he did so and if he used that hold improperly. To this point, Rothman and others have yet to provide one ounce of evidence that Trump brought up the aid to Ukraine to try to extort them. Instead, we are left arguing feelings and supposition, as per usual.

As to his last statement, there are actually good kinds of quid pro quos when it comes to doling out foreign aid. Most Americans realize that. If Trump held the aid back because he wanted Europe to do more to provide for their neighbor’s defense, there’s nothing wrong with that at all. That’d actually be a good thing. Further, if that wasn’t the reason as the media and others suppose, then why did Trump not even bring up the aid in the call to the Ukrainian president? If he wanted to use it as leverage improperly, why didn’t he do so? Why was the aid released without an investigation?

Those are pretty important questions to grapple with, don’t you think? At some point, all these conspiracy theorists who are sure Trump did something wrong need to provide some actual evidence for their latest claims.

Here’s a good summarization of what we are actually doing here.

Keep in mind as well, that every one of these people who are currently freaking out over this are the same people who told you the Mueller report was going to be catastrophic, that Trump colluded with the Russians, and that it would be the downfall of his presidency.

Forgive all of us for not trusting their judgement at this point.

Here’s the bottom line. Voters are sick of this garbage. If any Democrat, media member, or anti-Trump Republican has evidence of Trump illegally extorting Ukraine, let’s see it. Show your work. The rest of us are not going to play this game again.

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Iowa Family Donates $10 Elizabeth Warren Spent at Their Lemonade Stand to Pro-Life Movement

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

After Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a pit stop in Iowa last month to purchase some lemonade from two 11-year-old girls at a lemonade stand, she posted an image of the meeting on Twitter to promote making lemonade out of lemons:

As it turns out, making lemonade out of lemons is exactly what the family of one of the girls did after the encounter. They donated the $10 they received from Warren, who is pro-abortion, to the pro-life movement:

“Our daughters thought [Warren] was nice,” Dan Michels, a Trump supporter and a father to one of the girls, told the Washington Free Beacon. “She came by and told us we should vote for her. And our daughters told us she was a nice person, but we don’t align with her politically and … because she’s pro-choice, we said we should donate her money to a pro-life [cause].”
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The two kids were excited about meeting a presidential candidate in person. The Michels girl urged her parents to vote for the Massachusetts senator in 2020 after the photo op. The parents instead explained Warren’s stance on abortion. The girls and their parents decided to donate to the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, a non-profit that supports pro-life legislation.

“My daughter told us she wanted us to vote for her,” Michels said. “We talked about the abortion part of things and said maybe we should donate money to stop abortion, and my daughter was all for that.”

Warren has made clear during the course of her 2020 presidential campaign that she is one of the most radically extreme pro-choice candidates among those running. She supports abortion on demand for any reason at any point in time during a woman’s pregnancy, including once the baby is viable.

During the first Democratic debate in June, Warren refused to say if she’d put any limits on abortion rights:

According to the New York Post, Warren paid $3 extra for the lemonades to “account for gender inequality.” Good thing to know that the extra money she gave to account for so-called “gender inequality” may go towards saving an unborn girl’s (or boy’s) life.

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Eyes Turn to Elizabeth Warren’s Daughter Following Surprise Endorsement by the Working Families Party

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In an unexpected move, the Working Families Party (WFP) has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) after a 60.9% showing in a party wide vote.

There are several reasons why this endorsement came as a surprise, especially to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Sanders earned the party’s endorsement in 2016 with an 87% win in an online membership survey and it was widely believed he would receive it again.

Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, is the Board Chair of liberal think tank, Demos. According to Demos’ 2018 tax filing, they contributed $45,000 to the WFP in 2018, their first donation ever to the party.

According to Washington Post reporter Dave Wiegel, this number (Warren’s 60.9%) combines two groups. 50% of the total, or 30.5%, is determined by the votes of WFP leaders and the other 50% is the result an online membership survey. He notes that WFP has dozens of leaders and thousands of members.

The party has been asked by skeptics to release the details of the vote, however, they have refused to do so.

In 2016, when the WFP endorsed Sanders, they released the separate vote tallies which can be viewed here.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, the Warren campaign’s treasurer remains on the board of Demos.

Given this set of circumstances, it’s only natural that Sanders’ supporters would be concerned. We won’t be too surprised to hear more about this when/if the Democratic primary turns into a two person race between Sanders and Warren.

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Speculation:

$45,000 is not a huge number so far as political contributions go, a source familiar with WFP told independent journalist Jordan Chariton that “Demos’ $$ to WFP was a “signal” that there’s more where that came from if WFP were to endorse Warren.”

Chariton’s source also informed him that, “at the time of the @ewarren endorsement that they were “broke” and expect more money to come into it as a result of Warren endorsement. In light of this news, it goes without saying….”

 

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