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Book Chronicling the Insanity to Stop Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hits #1, But the Media Are All Crickets. Coincidence?

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As you may have heard via conservative channels, there’s a hot new book on the New York Times Best Seller list: Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway’s Justice on Trial chronicles the hysteria-soaked Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Wanna tiptoe through the tulips of derangement? Here ya go:

The Kavanaugh Explosion And The Supreme Dangers Of Step Stupid

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New York Witches Schedule Event To Cast A Hex On Brett Kavanaugh And Other Rapists

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There was certainly enough meat on that bone to fill a book — the abject insanity that surrounded the hearings was so bizarre that just thinking of it is making me need a nap.

Who also seems to have gone to sleep: the media.

The press hasn’t seemed interested in the book’s success, despite its place at #6 in the NYT rankings and its #1 snag on Amazon before it was even available.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, the book was released July 9th, and it’s been crickets over at CNN, MSNBC, the AP, The Washington Post, CBS, and NYT.

Perhaps the silence is explained by National Review’s write-up of JOT, the headline for which was “The Plot Against Kavanaugh.”

From their review:

Many of these accusations were disproved immediately, but only after the media breathlessly reported them as worthy of consideration. The Rhode Island accuser admitted the story was false after the FBI looked into it, and more followed suit once their stories were exposed as frauds. But others hung on, and the Ford letter became the focus. The authors’ recounting of the tedious negotiations between Ford and Grassley just to get her to appear recalls the tension of those weeks and take the reader back to the craziness of the time.

The interest groups, protesters, mainstream media, and many of the Democratic senators themselves joined in a campaign to speak directly to the voters about defeating Kavanaugh — or anyone else Trump nominated. It was reminiscent, in some ways, of Trump’s 2016 campaign, in which he talked past reporters to address the voters directly through social media. But the Democrats were aiming at the wrong target. Their scattershot blasts of anti-Kavanaugh messages energized their base, but that base had already had their say and would not vote again until November. Even the Democrats could not stretch things out that long.

Co-author Mollie lamented the lack of MSM coverage:

“The New York Times’ first mention of our exhaustively reported and heavily researched book about the most important thing that happened to the country last year was when they had to place us on their best seller list. It is a sad reminder that many in the media are not interested in journalism but progressive advocacy.”

The Examiner noted such media mumness isn’t new:

It is a typical story, however, for some conservative books. For example, conservative talk show host Mark Levin’s latest, Unfreedom of the Press, was also ignored by media big shots, but debuted as the New York Times No. 1 best seller.

If you’ve got the energy to relive one of the last decade’s most mentally ill chapters in American politics, get your copy of the hardcover here.

And when you can, by the way, shop Jet.com. They’re an alternative to Amazon, and they’re fantastic. Customer service = A+.

-ALEX

 

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Cruz & Cassidy Introduce a Resolution Labeling Antifa a Terrorist Organization, But Here’s Why It’s Ridiculous

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On Thursday, Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution to formally label violent pro-fascism group Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.

It should be noted: That’s exactly what they are.

A catalyst for the move — though it wasn’t needed — was the Tacoma, Washington attack of a border detention center, wherein 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen appeared with a rifle and tried to ignite a large propane tank.

Now-deceased Willem did manage to set fire to a car, and far-left Twitterers — twits for short, if you will) hailed him a martyr and a hero (here-o)

Another recent Antifa assault: The beating of conservative journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, which reportedly left him with a bleeding brain (here).

Ted Cruz explained via tweet:

“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. Like any terrorist organization they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear & intimidation. They must be stopped. I’m proud to introduce this resolution w @SenBillCassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”

Yes, they are.

And fascists.

Mr. Cassidy of Louisiana offered his own social media statement:

“Antifa is a domestic terror organization. This is a group of hateful, intolerant radicals pursuing their extreme agenda through violence. They are masked bigots, attacking others b/c they don’t agree with their ideas. The time to stop Antifa is NOW!”

On Bill’s official site, he notes the goofiness of having an ironic name:

“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege.”

The resolution contains 5 points:

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate—

(1) calls for the groups and organizations across the country who act under the banner of Antifa to be designated as domestic terrorist organizations;
(2) unequivocally condemns the violent actions of Antifa groups as unacceptable acts for anyone in the United States;
(3) expresses the need for the peaceful communication of varied ideas in the United States;
(4) urges any group or organizations in the United States to voice its opinions without using violence or threatening the health, safety, or well-being of any other persons, groups, or law enforcement officers in the United States; and
(5) calls upon the Federal Government to redouble its efforts, using all available and appropriate tools, to combat the spread of all forms of domestic terrorism, including White supremacist terrorism.

That’s all fine and good. But the reality is that none of this should be necessary. True — the U.S. can’t have a bunch of black-masked goons running around committing assault and arson. But we already have a “resolution” for that: It’s called law enforcement; court; prison. A system to prevent violent fascism is already in place. None of these hooligans should’ve been allowed to do what they’ve done, from the outset. 

And if city and state officials aren’t willing to stop them now, because they haven’t been willing to stop them yet, how will a resolution make a difference?

The scenario reminds me of Alyssa Milano’s Christmas gift to the world — wherein she forgot there are police (here).

Thus far, it seems authorities and the media have sat back and allowed the fascism of Antifa to rule any street upon which they’ve decided to idiot.

Don Lemon’s given them a pass (here), and if you need a reminder of the insanity, please, please watch this interview.

The issue of Antifa isn’t about Left or Right, Democrat or Republican; it’s about liberty and public safety.

The government needs a resolution, alright, but not the congressional kind. It needs the resolve to stop the insane fascism of violence in the public square, regardless of who’s committing it.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehereherehere, and here.

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

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

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

Fox News reports:

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the full video of Rubio’s remarks below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This was Hawley’s speech.

Here is the complete text.

Here are the highlights.

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

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

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

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

Call it the cosmopolitan consensus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is more.

Dafuq??…as the kid’s say.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, unless it’s his own campaign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some examples of what she’s said:

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

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

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

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

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Noted Economics Experts AOC Apparently Doesn’t Know What the Federal Reserve Is

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One of the worst parts of Congress are the public hearing. They almost never accomplish anything, nor reveal new information, and simply serve as a visual medium for egotistical, press hungry members to grandstand.

Naturally, that means Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez absolutely loves them.

Because big government is always inherently good, despite millennia of evidence to the contrary, she decided to to go after cryptocurrency.

Now, it may be true that big corporations are motivated to build the Libra as a currency to buy their products. The question should be, so what? As American companies, they’ll still be regulated just like they’ve always been regulated. She might as well have been asking McDonald’s if they serve breakfast burritos. The answer would of been yes and it would have been just as meaningful as this supposed “gotcha” moment.

I say supposed because AOC, despite claiming to have an economics degree and wanting to remake the whole economy in her image, apparently doesn’t how the Federal Reserve operates.

Her defenders will now rush and tell us “well, ACKSHUALLY the President appoints the board of governors for the Federal Reserve and that’s totally what she meant.”

Quick thought exercise. Would any Democrat or AOC herself consider Brett Kavanaugh democratically elected? I’m going to go with a no on that with a confidence level of so high that it’d make Cheech and Chong envious.

The overarching point is that the Fed has essentially no accountability whatsoever. It’s a bunch of a people from the business world with fourteen year appoints that basically do whatever they want and voters can’t check like they can other positions. We can’t even get a bill through that will allow an audit of what they are doing. But AOC thinks he’s just entered the gotcha hall of fame by pointing out that private companies aren’t democratically elected. Well no, but they are subject to market forces, which serve as a much better check on power than a bloated federal government that can’t manage anything properly.

The reason cryptocurrency is gaining popularity is precisely because it’s more open and transparent compared to the secretive gyrations of the Fed. But because it would place monetary policy outside of AOC’s hands within government, she’s against it. That’s really her litmus test for everything.

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Omar Greeted By 150 Supporters At MN Airport, Vows To Continue To Be Trump’s ‘Nightmare’

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Rep. Ilhan Omar stepped off a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Thursday and was welcomed ‘home’ by approximately 150 supporters. As she approached the crowd, they were singing/chanting, “We love you. We – we – we love you.” Echt!

Deeply moved by this display of solidarity, she told the enthusiastic crowd:

It’s good to be home.

The reality is everybody talks about how [Trump] is threatened because we criticize him. But the reality is he is threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes our dignity and our humanity.

When I said that I was the hope of the United States, it’s because I embody what that hope should look like. And when I said I was the President’s nightmare, well you’re watching it now. Because his nightmare is seeing a Somali immigrant refugee rise to Congress.

His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress. We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us.

Omar says Trump’s “nightmare is seeing a Somali immigrant refugee rise to Congress.” No, Congresswoman. The President’s disgust comes from hearing a women repeatedly denounce the country which made it possible for a Somali immigrant refugee to rise to Congress. Instead of gratitude, she feels only contempt for America.

She hates America and, now that she is in a position of power, she works to undermine this country and to transform it into a socialist republic.

She also hates Israel. Omar denies her openly anti-Semitic sentiments, but her comments and actions belie her disavowals. On Thursday, Omar co-sponsored a resolution which is a thinly disguised call for American support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.

She also told the crowd gathered at the airport that, “We are going to continue being a nightmare to this president.”

I don’t doubt that for a minute. In fact, President Trump hopes you never stop trying, because you are playing right into his hands.

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