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Ted Cruz Busts Bernie’s Bizarre Population Control Position, Suggests He’s Picked Thanos as Running Mate

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As Bonchie wrote Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “reached a new level of depravity” at the CNN climate change town hall Wednesday with his endorsement of third-world population control as a method to save the environment.

A quick recap:

The questioner, identified by CNN as a teacher named Martha Readyoff, said that she realized linking population control to climate was a topic “poisonous for politicians, but it’s crucial to face.”

“Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?”

“Well, Martha, the answer is yes,” Sanders said.

“The answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies, and make reproductive decisions,” the senator said to applause from the crowd.

“The Mexico City agreement which denies American aide to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control to me is totally absurd,” Sanders continued. “So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very, very strongly support.”

Watch:

Though some have laughed about Sanders’ response, in reality it’s deeply disturbing and should be condemned by everyone – including the other candidates and including any journalist who interviews him and asks him questions about his stance at a later time.

Unfortunately, that won’t happen because the mainstream media is not in the business of calling Democrats to the carpet for their more bizarre and inhumane positions on the issues. And his fellow Democratic candidates won’t do it because they’d rather appear “climate woke” than right.

Fortunately, Republican politicians suffer from no such restraints, and Sen. Ted Cruz led the way in tweeting out a fitting response, quipping that Sanders had secretly picked a certain Marvel villain for his VP running mate whose plans for the world are not that far off from Bernie’s abortion-as-population-control position.

Here’s what Cruz wrote:

… and later he expanded beyond Bernie and compared the entire Democratic presidential field to Thanos:

Perfect.

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Former ESPN Host Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Should Leave Mainstream Schools and Stop Making ‘White Folks Rich’

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In 2017, then-ESPN commentator Jemele Hill made the news when she claimed President Trump was a white supremacist.

Well, the sports writer has a new declaration, courtesy of her inaugural piece in The Atlantic: All black athletes should leave “white colleges.”

See for yourself:

It’s strange that we seem to be going back to the 1940’s — many are deciding there are only two races: white and non-white (now “people of color”). And now Jemele wants a return to segregated schooling:

Black athletes have attracted money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them. Meanwhile, black colleges are struggling. Alabama’s athletic department generated $174 million in the 2016–17 school year, whereas the HBCU that generated the most money from athletics that year, Prairie View A&M, brought in less than $18 million. Beyond sports, the average HBCU endowment is only one-eighth that of the average predominantly white school; taken together, all of the HBCU endowments combined make up less than a tenth of Harvard’s.

As for black students attending mostly-Caucasian universities, does it count for anything that America is predominantly pale?

Maybe not to Jemele.

She believes the “black professional class” needs schools that aren’t white:

Why should this matter to anyone beyond the administrators and alumni of the HBCUs themselves? Because black colleges play an important role in the creation and propagation of a black professional class. Despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country, HBCUs have produced 80 percent of the black judges, 50 percent of the black lawyers, 50 percent of the black doctors, 40 percent of the black engineers, 40 percent of the black members of Congress, and 13 percent of the black CEOs in America today.

It sounds as if, if a black person wants to attain success, they’ve got to avoid the mainstream.

As for the athletes, don’t the best among them land hefty NFL contracts due to their notoriety on the Big College circuit?

Either way, Jemele believes light-shaded institutions of higher learning don’t feel safe to a portion:

Some black students feel safer, both physically and emotionally, on an HBCU campus — all the more so as racial tensions have risen in recent years. Navigating a predominantly white campus as a black student can feel isolating, even for athletes.

As conveyed in her piece, basketball player Davon Dillard confided to Jemel that, at a black university, he was even able to slightly let down his guard. Here he is:

“Going to a school where most of the people are the same color as you, it’s almost like you can let your guard down a little bit. You don’t have to pretend to be somebody else. You don’t have to dress this way, or do things this way. It’s like, ‘I know you. We have the same kind of struggles. We can relate. It’s almost like you’re back at home in your neighborhood.”

What’s the bottom line? Here’s Jemele’s last paragraph:

If promising black student athletes chose to attend HBCUs in greater numbers, they would, at a minimum, bring some welcome attention and money to beleaguered black colleges, which invested in black people when there was no athletic profit to reap. More revolutionarily, perhaps they could disrupt the reign of an “amateur” sports system that uses the labor of black folks to make white folks rich.

It seems to me that we’d do better to eschew a return to the days of separate water fountains.

How about instead we move it up ’til at least the 60’s, when a man championed people being judged not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character?

Maybe one day.

As for now, some seem intent upon killing that dream.

-ALEX

 

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Tim Scott Blasts Democrats For Constant & Ridiculous Claims Of Trump’s Racism – It’s The ‘Lowest Common Denominator’

Former NAACP Director Blasts Democrats’ Black Voter Pandering With The Ludicrous Lure Of Racial Reparations

Best & Stupidest This Week: The UK Wars With Cutlery, Offers Knife-Free Chicken Boxes & Tales Of Murder For Dinner

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Future President Bill DeBlasio Promises to Confiscate All Your Semi-Auto Rifles. Good News: His Bodyguards’ll Keep Theirs

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Bill deBlasio is better than you.

Or at least, that’s the way it seems.

It’s a fairly natural conclusion, given he believes he should be the one to take wealth from the wrong people and give it to the right ones.

The free market, hard work, acumen, and luck are out. Bill’s in. He’ll decide who’s successful. He could’ve appointed you, but he’s clearly surmised he oughta lord over the country’s — or at least New York’s — financial distribution (read all about it here).

Here’s another example of his Chosen One status: On Thursday, the mayor of the Big Apple announced that, if he becomes President of the U.S., he’ll enact a federal confiscation of semi-automatic rifles.

As posed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, courtesy of The Daily Wire:

“You have said that you’re for mandatory buybacks of semi-automatic rifles. There are tens of millions of these rifles in circulation now, and presumably some large number of people won’t feel like selling them to the government. What do you do with those people?”

Bill thinks most of you are “smart” — so you geniuses’ll give him those guns:

“We’ve got to end the availability of assault weapons in this country, so I think if there was a ban on assault weapons and there was a buyback program, the vast majority of people, I think, would do the smart thing and they would sell them back. I don’t have a specific answer for you, but I think it’s a good question.”

It should be noted that this whole idea of “assault weapons” is of the Oscar Mayer variety. Semi-automatic and/or spooky-looking rifles are long hollow tubes out of which one bullet comes with each pull of the trigger. They’re prominently used for hunting and — statistically, compared to much smaller and less ominous-looking handguns — they’re rarely employed in violent crime.

Tucker thought Bill’s idea was crazy and a great way to ignite a whooole lot of violence.

Mayor Goofy’s response:

“I’m being honest with you, I think anyone in public life should say, you know, when we think we have an answer or whether it’s something we still have to work out. What I know is this: We cannot have assault weapons in our society – we’ve seen the devastating impact, they need to be banned. And that means by definition you don’t leave millions and millions of them out there. The buyback’s the obvious approach. How we deal with someone who doesn’t want to participate in the buyback, that’s something we’ll have to resolve going forward.”

Someone he won’t have to deal with: himself.

“His” rifles’ll stay — his protective detail’s provided by officers.

He’ll have that defense; you won’t.

Therein lies the “better than you.”

More from Commandant Confiscator:

“[Government bodyguards are] sworn law enforcement officers. Sworn law enforcement officers who are here to protect all of us. Someone who serves in public office for a limited period of time, and in the society that we’re living in, and I hate to say it but public servants are vulnerable to violence in a different way. Our law enforcement officers are there to protect all of us.”

He hates to say it.

They protect “all of us.”

Or, him.

And if he becomes president, he’ll have them all his life.

You won’t.

But he may have just ensured he’ll never get the chance.

In more than one way, a far Left revolution seems to be making a break for it. Beto just championed confiscation, too.

Viewing things from the cheap seats, I’d say this is why the NRA sticks to its…guns: They know the Left will never, ever stop. So the National Rifle Association…aims…to never budge an inch.

But the mayor of New York is determined.

DeBlasio wants to be POTUS.

But it sounds more like the title of “King” fits the Bill.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

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A Pro-2nd Amendment Group Sues California Over Its Ban Of So-Called Assault Weapons

Tom Arnold Says He’s Sick Of Trump Murdering Kids. But Look At Our Past – What Happened To All The 8-Year-Old Cowboys?

Beto Can’t Abandon His Pursuit Of 2020, Because Anything Less Wouldn’t Be ‘Good Enough’ For You. Just Ask Him

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Beto Falsely Accuses Meghan McCain of Encouraging Gun Violence After She Criticized His Gun Confiscation Plan

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Yesterday, I wrote about “View” co-host Meghan McCain’s comments on 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan.

To recap, McCain told her fellow co-hosts Tuesday during a discussion of O’Rourke’s plan that she was not going to give up her guns, and that his call to forcibly confiscate weapons would lead to violence:

“This is a ground-level issue for me,” she said, targeting 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s mandatory buyback plan. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”

Longtime host Joy Behar brought up the federal assault weapons ban in 1994 under former President Bill Clinton. “If you keeping rooting for Republicans, you’re going to get nothing done.”

“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain said. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar replied.

“I’m not living without guns,” McCain responded. “It’s just that simple!”

McCain’s reality-based comments upset a lot of The Usual SuspectsWestlake Legal Group 2122 Beto Falsely Accuses Meghan McCain of Encouraging Gun Violence After She Criticized His Gun Confiscation Plan The View Social Media republicans Politics North Carolina Meghan McCain Media mass shootings Guns gun rights gun control Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture crime Campaigns Beto O'Rourke beto Allow Media Exception 2A 2020 Elections 2020   , including failed presidential candidate and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who lied about McCain’s position by saying she “threatened violence.”

Failing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke responded to McCain’s remarks about his plan by doing what liberals like he, Swalwell and others typically do when they have no legitimate response to fight back with: Accuse their critics of incitement. Here’s what he told the Daily Beast:

“I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful,” the former congressman told The Daily Beast prior to joining a Wednesday marathon climate town hall on CNN. “It becomes self-fulfilling; you have people on TV who are almost giving you permission to be violent and saying, ‘You know this is this is going to happen.’”

O’Rourke brought up McCain’s name unprompted after “The View” host had said, earlier this week, that an attempt by the government to compel AR-15 owners to sell back their weapons would prompt “a lot of violence.”

“When someone says, “If you do this, then this will happen,” O’Rourke said, “almost as though that’s a natural response or maybe even something that should happen or deserves to happen.

Twitter users were not having his nonsense and gave him a much-needed reality check:

McCain herself responded to Beto’s false accusations:

Charles C.W. Cooke spells it out for O’Rourke and the anti-Meghan McCain social media mobs

There are just two types of people engaging in this debate: People who know that Meghan McCain is correct, and people who are pretending that they do not know that Meghan McCain is correct. It doesn’t not especially matter what your politics are, or what you think of private gun ownership in the United States. It does not matter, either, whether you want Meghan McCain to be right or you want her to be wrong. If you have read any American history at all, you know that, as a matter of dull, neutral fact, McCain is correct.

Second Amendment activist Stephen Gutowski made the same point in the immediate aftermath of her comments as the condemnations from leftists were rolling in Tuesday:

Beto O’Rourke and other demagoguing leftists are entitled to their own opinions, but they are most certainly not entitled to their own facts.

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Media Try to Cancel Drew Brees Over Religious Beliefs

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One of the most upstanding people to ever play in the NFL is currently under assault.

His grave sin? Appearing in a video connected to Focus on the Family, that supposed horrible hate group that (gasp!) promotes family values and church going. They also support traditional marriage, so they must be ostracized and put on lists by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In the video, Brees (a Christian) simply encouraged students to take their bibles to school and live their faith. Contrary to popular liberal belief, that is in fact completely legal.

This led to heads exploding.

Deadspin, which is owned by Ted Cruz, went with a ridiculous story called Drew Brees Appears In Video for Gay Conversion Therapy Sickos, Doesn’t Understand What the Big Deal Is.

Last week, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees appeared in a brief video promoting “Bring Your Bible To School Day,” which, whatever. In itself, it’s probably a 3 on the scale of odd things an athlete can do with his free time. What’s actually frustrating—though frankly not too surprising—is Brees did the promo for Focus On The Family, which puts on the Bible Day and publishes the website that Brees’s video directed viewers to.

The horror.

Here’s a local New Orleans reporter asserting Brees is “problematic.” That’ll go over like a lead balloon in a city that loves him.

Then you had people just absolutely losing their minds, such as this blue check mark “journalist.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest Brees has a job in the NFL because he’s one of the five best QBs to ever play the game and will own nearly every major record by the time he retires. The reflexive bringing up of Kaepernick by political activists who obviously haven’t the slightest idea about football is always amusing.

Former teammate Reggie Bush came to Brees’ defense.

This is all so stupid.

Whether one believes in traditional marriage or not (and as far as I know, Brees himself is pro-LGBT on that issue), the idea that you can never be connected to a group as mundane as Focus on the Family now is ludicrous. It shows just how badly conservatives have lost the culture war on this issue. It’s one thing to argue people can have different beliefs. It’s another to assert that certain people can’t hold their beliefs at all, and in the case of Christians who believe in traditional marriage, that’s simply not allowed anymore in the public sphere.

Brees will be fine, but this does show the brazenness with which cancel culture is operating. No one is off limits, not even for the smallest perceived “offense,” and you will be made to kneel or suffer the consequences. It didn’t matter that Brees is beloved in his city, is a philanthropist, and has always treated everyone with respect. A single video and they were after him.

I don’t know what the the solution to this is. I do know we can’t exist as a society in perpetuity operating this way.

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Media Try to Cancel Drew Brees Over Religious Beliefs

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One of the most upstanding people to ever play in the NFL is currently under assault.

His grave sin? Appearing in a video connected to Focus on the Family, that supposed horrible hate group that (gasp!) promotes family values and church going. They also support traditional marriage, so they must be ostracized and put on lists by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In the video, Brees (a Christian) simply encouraged students to take their bibles to school and live their faith. Contrary to popular liberal belief, that is in fact completely legal.

This led to heads exploding.

Deadspin, which is owned by Ted Cruz, went with a ridiculous story called Drew Brees Appears In Video for Gay Conversion Therapy Sickos, Doesn’t Understand What the Big Deal Is.

Last week, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees appeared in a brief video promoting “Bring Your Bible To School Day,” which, whatever. In itself, it’s probably a 3 on the scale of odd things an athlete can do with his free time. What’s actually frustrating—though frankly not too surprising—is Brees did the promo for Focus On The Family, which puts on the Bible Day and publishes the website that Brees’s video directed viewers to.

The horror.

Here’s a local New Orleans reporter asserting Brees is “problematic.” That’ll go over like a lead balloon in a city that loves him.

Then you had people just absolutely losing their minds, such as this blue check mark “journalist.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest Brees has a job in the NFL because he’s one of the five best QBs to ever play the game and will own nearly every major record by the time he retires. The reflexive bringing up of Kaepernick by political activists who obviously haven’t the slightest idea about football is always amusing.

Former teammate Reggie Bush came to Brees’ defense.

This is all so stupid.

Whether one believes in traditional marriage or not (and as far as I know, Brees himself is pro-LGBT on that issue), the idea that you can never be connected to a group as mundane as Focus on the Family now is ludicrous. It shows just how badly conservatives have lost the culture war on this issue. It’s one thing to argue people can have different beliefs. It’s another to assert that certain people can’t hold their beliefs at all, and in the case of Christians who believe in traditional marriage, that’s simply not allowed anymore in the public sphere.

Brees will be fine, but this does show the brazenness with which cancel culture is operating. No one is off limits, not even for the smallest perceived “offense,” and you will be made to kneel or suffer the consequences. It didn’t matter that Brees is beloved in his city, is a philanthropist, and has always treated everyone with respect. A single video and they were after him.

I don’t know what the the solution to this is. I do know we can’t exist as a society in perpetuity operating this way.

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New Info Explodes CNN’s Story That Stronger Gun Laws Would Have Prevented Odessa Shooter From Obtaining Gun

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Gun control advocates have promoted the story that the Odessa, TX shooter who killed seven and wounded 25 last Saturday would not have been able to purchase a gun if the US required universal background checks.

CNN’s Josh Campbell tweeted: “Somebody who failed a federal background check was still able to legally purchase a gun in America. How does that make any sense? It’s literally insane.”

Then, CNN published an article claiming that the gun was purchased in a private sale, which doesn’t require a background check. Their source? A law enforcement official. That would be Campbell, who serves as the network’s law enforcement analyst. Campbell previously worked at the FBI.

Naturally, this claim was breathlessly repeated by others including Jim Sciutto who tweeted, “New: Odessa gunman purchased weapon in private sale, which does not require a background check – @joshscampbell reporting.” And by Jake Tapper, who wrote, “A law enforcement official tells CNN’s @joshscampbell that the Odessa TX mass murderer purchased his weapon in a private sale — which does not require a background check.”

As it turns out, an article in the Wall Street Journal explodes CNN’s entire narrative. The shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, purchased his AR-15 style rifle from a Texas man whom law enforcement officials believe illegally manufactured and sold the firearm. The whole “private” transaction looks to be illegal which means that more stringent universal background check laws would not have stopped Ator from obtaining a weapon.

The Journal reported:

Ator, 36 years old, was prohibited under federal law from owning a firearm because a court had previously found him mentally unfit, law-enforcement officials previously said. He had tried to buy a gun in January 2014 but failed because a nationwide criminal-background-check system flagged the mental-health determination by a local court and prevented the purchase, according to the officials.

While private gun sales are legal under federal law, it is a crime to be in the business of manufacturing or selling guns without a license. Law-enforcement officials suspect the man was buying various gun parts to build his own guns and then reselling them.

It has become increasingly popular for people to build AR-style rifles at home with parts purchased online.

Thus, stronger gun laws would not have prevented this shooting. Existing laws prevented Ator from purchasing a gun legally, so he found a way to obtain one illegally. Which is something that criminals who want a firearm would be likely to do. There are many ways to obtain guns illegally and a criminal will take the time to find one.

Federal investigators searched the suspected seller’s home on Wednesday and as of 7:30 am on Friday, there are no reports of what their findings were.

But CNN, just twelve hours ago, continued to promote their narrative.

The investigation into the gun sale highlights one of the loopholes in the patchwork of federal gun laws. Because the sale was a so-called private sale, the seller isn’t required to conduct a background check on the buyer, which is required in sales by licensed gun dealers.

Authorities are seeking to determine whether the sale violated federal law, which requires that sellers register as gun dealers if they’re buying and selling guns for profit and acting essentially as gun dealers.

Although it has not been confirmed or denied, I believe it would have been reported by now if the suspected seller had been a licensed gun dealer.

My question to CNN and all gun control advocates: After you take all the guns away from law-abiding citizens, how do you plan to take them away from criminals?

Answer: You’ll never be able to do it.

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Below, the NRA’s Dana Loesch and The Federalist’s David Harsanyi weigh in on CNN’s foolish story.

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Dana Loesch Hilariously Lowers the Boom on Geraldo Rivera for Trying to Make Gun Rights Debate About Man Parts

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National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Gun debates usually are not fun because of the seriousness of the issue and because the default rallying cry of gun control activists is that defenders of the Second Amendment have “blood on their hands” and don’t care about the innocent people who are hurt or killed from gun violence.

While that is, of course, not remotely true, a bit of humor was to be had this week in the gun rights debate when Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera piggybacked on a tweet made by unhinged liberal “comedian” Sarah Silverman about hunters. Here’s what Silverman tweeted:

Rivera went even further:

This… did not go over well with female gun owners, who lowered the boom on Rivera. As you can see from the screen grab below, the tweet was seriously ratioed:

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Radio talk show host and former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch hilariously made mincemeat out of Geraldo’s tweet:

Oops!

Other gun rights activists, both male and female, got in on the action, too:

Ouch. That last one will especially leave a mark.

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The Ratings for CNN’s “Climate Crisis” Town Hall Are In

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Last night, CNN subjected television viewers to the torturous exercise of listening to 2020 Democrat candidates riff on climate change for seven straight hours. We got all kinds of craziness, from Bernie promoting taxpayer funded abortions to cull the population and reduce emissions to Buttigieg lecturing on the morality of eating hamburgers. If you want the government to control every aspect of your life, these people are your ticket.

The question is, how many people were actually watching? If you guessed that Fox News, with just their regular lineup, would nearly triple CNN’s viewership, congrats.

Half of that probably came from airports and gyms. The numbers above are averages over the seven hour period and they aren’t particularly close to their competition. Even MSNBC’s raving conspiratorial lunacy almost doubled up CNN.

Perhaps the problem here isn’t content. Perhaps it’s just CNN? When Democrats go on Fox News or MSNBC for debates or “town halls,” they do much better in the ratings. When they go sit down with Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo, nobody watches. That’s not just a coincidence at this point. It really does seem as if the public have tuned out the gas-lighting, liberal network and certainly not without cause.

Or maybe it is content on some level? How many people really want to sit through even one hour (much less seven) of Democrats making wild claims and promising to destroy the economy? That’s not exactly riveting TV. It may also speak to the possibility that enthusiasm for this Democrat group is not nearly as high as the media would like you to believe.

There is one problem with some of the hot takes about last night’s town hall though. I’ve heard a lot of people saying Trump was the big winner. Can he really be the winner if no one was watching?

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AOC Called the Boston Straight Pride Parade a “White Supremacist Parade”, but Photos Tell a Different Story

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As I wrote yesterday, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) both indicated on Twitter that they stood in solidarity with the Antifa thugs who were arrested on charges of violence against law enforcement at the Boston Straight Pride Parade over the weekend.

For anyone who missed it, here are AOC’s and Pressley’s tweets from Saturday:

AOC’s tweet of support was particularly mind-boggling for a few reasons:

1) Why would a Squad member who claims to be a proponent of peace and who frequently claims conservatives deliberately endanger her life by allegedly engaging in “incitement” back radical left wing extremists who have a documented history of private property destruction and violent actions against police officers and those marching peacefully?

2) What does she mean by saying they ” put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community”? It’s utter nonsense because there was nothing to be “protected” from. Furthermore, and it makes the Antifa mobs who cover their faces while they assault innocent people and police officers sound like the Normandy beach heroes. (Wonder where she got that one from?)

3) Why did she call it a “white supremacist rally”? It wasn’t billed as one and there was no indication from any police reports or news reports afterwards that any racism or hatred towards the LGTBQ community were expressed at Saturday’s march.

In fact, photos taken at the Straight Pride rally show that, contra to AOC’s claims that it was a “white supremacist” rally, it was not:

Even people who don’t agree with holding a Straight Pride rally should be disgusted that a sitting member of Congress would encourage more Antifa thuggery against people she disagrees with by saying Antifa members shouldn’t be punished, and by absurdly and stupidly insinuating they are on the same level as those in the military who quite literally do put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens.

But this is par for the course for AOC and many other demagogues in the Democratic party whose first line of attack against any political opposition, including the legit variety, is to accuse them of racism.

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