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Breaking: Republican Dan Bishop Wins NC’s Ninth Congressional District Race That MSM Painted as 2020 Bellwether

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NC State Senator Dan Bishop (R) celebrates his victory in NC’s 9th Congressional district race – 9/10/19. The race was widely viewed as a 2020 bellwether. Screen grab via his Twitter page.

Republican State Senator Dan Bishop has been declared by multiple media outlets to be the winner of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district race against Democrat Dan McCready.

This celebratory video was posted on Bishop’s Twitter feed earlier:

As of this writing, Bishop is ahead by about 4,000 votes with all but two precincts reporting. Via Politico:

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McCready has conceded:

In advance of today’s contest, the race had been widely portrayed as a bellwether race for 2020 by the mainstream media and Democratic political analysts.

Here’s a roundup of Twitter news/commentary/reactions on the race from pollsters, Democrats, Republicans, journalists, etc:

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The Fight Continues: Arnold Schwarzenneger Claims President Trump is in Love with Him

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Hollywood Republican — and, also, oddly, former Democratic Governor of California — Arnold Schwarzenneger makes a big announcement about the President of the United States in October’s issue of Men’s Health: Donald Trump wants to be him.

In fact, according to the 72-year-old star, Trump’s “in love” with him.

And that’s real talk:

“That’s the reality of it. With Trump, he wants to be me. I don’t think he fears me. But I remember that in the old days, when we went to the wrestling matches, the way he admired people with bodies, and the way they would jump around in the ring, and to perform physical stunts and stuff like that — he had great admiration for that.”

There’s appeared to be a bit of friction between the two for quite some time.

When The Apprentice brought on Arnold as its new host, Trump’s competitive spirit came out in…well, let’s say bold fashion:

In turn, Arnie set out to terminate POTUS:

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, Schwarzenneger even placed the show’s tanking on Trump.

From an interview in Variety:

“I loved every second of working with NBC and Mark Burnett. Everyone — from the celebrities to the crew to the marketing department — was a straight 10, and I would absolutely work with all of them again on a show that doesn’t have this baggage. With Trump being involved in the show, people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show. It’s a very divisive period now, and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

Do you think he’s right? Did the the new host or the old host sink the show?

Either way, there’s evidently still some bad blood between the two.

So who ya got? — a Democrat who became a Republican running the nation, or a Republican who became a Democratic running California?

I think Arnold tried, but he appeared to fall short of his promised immovable stance in Sacramento.

And now they’re two men face-to-face.

I guess it makes sense that Donald’s in love with Arnold, a white man — as we all know, he absolutely hates women and minorities.

-ALEX

 

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Congressional Democrat’s Wife Goes on Rant Because Her Marriage Counseling Isn’t 100% Covered by Taxpayers

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South Carolina Democrat Joe Cunningham is currently serving his first term in Congress, and the job comes with a nifty perk: Members are granted access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield healthcare coverage via Obama’s “gold” plans.

According to CNBC, participation leaves users responsible for approximately a quarter of the premiums.

But at least one recipient ain’t impressed: Last week, Joe’s wife, Amanda, took to Instagram to complain. And she let her followers know she’ll be taking the issue to her man.

Joe may not be that receptive to his wife’s grievance, though; apparently, the pair are having a bit of the ol’ marital difficulties — which, of course, Amanda also shared. Along with more:

“I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important. I’ve been going over my not-a-bill bill here from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing that once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.”

Amanda sounds like a let-it-all-hang-out kinda gal. But she’s determined to hold onto her money, even if it takes her writing it into law:

“It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is health care, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me. So I’m reaching out to my congressman—yes, also my husband—but saying, like, Hey, what can we do about this? Let’s go to the House floor, let’s write a bill, I don’t know what you do, but let’s do it because this is ridiculous.’”

She was just befuddled. And stupefied. And discombobulated. And another really cool word:

“This affects us, our family, it affects everyone else who’s seeking mental health and needs support doing so. I’m just flabbergasted.”

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, Amanda isn’t the only one disappointed with her government-supplied health benefits.

Democratic Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne told her constituents in August, “‘You really don’t want what I have, because I don’t get good insurance.”

It’s only so-so:

“It’s okay insurance. Just so you know, congresspeople, we have to purchase from the ACA [Affordable Care Act], we purchase from the network.”

Amanda Cunningham — who works part-time as development director for a women’s nonprofit — is determined to change that.

I like this couple — in January, capitol security busted Joe for smuggling a 6-pack of beer onto the House floor.

He explained himself in a tweet:

Maybe he can schmooze and booze his way to the marital bliss of free counseling.

Hey — I wonder if it dawned on Amanda that she was telling viewers she wanted them to pay for even more of her health services?

Aw, I still like ’em.

-ALEX

 

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Here’s the Most Probable Reason Why CNN Ran That Garbage Story on Trump and the Intel Agent Extraction

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In the past 24 hours, we’ve witnessed CNN push out a story involving President Trump and the facts surrounding why CIA extracted a supposedly high level intelligence asset from Russia. As their story went, they were deeply concerned about Trump exposing classified information, therefore they decided at that moment that they had to get the agent out.

As so often turns out, this was complete, partisan spun nonsense. My colleague streiff reported on the new revelations this morning.

But the government had indicated that the source existed long before Mr. Trump took office, first in formally accusing Russia of interference in October 2016 and then when intelligence officials declassified parts of their assessment about the interference campaign for public release in January 2017. News agencies, including NBC, began reporting around that time about Mr. Putin’s involvement in the election sabotage and on the C.I.A.’s possible sources for the assessment.

The following month, The Washington Post reported that the C.I.A.’s conclusions relied on “sourcing deep inside the Russian government.” And The New York Times later published articles disclosing details about the source.

The news reporting in the spring and summer of 2017 convinced United States government officials that they had to update and revive their extraction plan, according to people familiar the matter.

The extraction had nothing to do with Trump. It was not only planned months before, in a hilarious turn, it was actually the media’s reckless and political behavior that caused the CIA to have to pull the plug. Will they take responsibility for it?

Of course not.

That’s Jim Sciutto (who first pushed out this likely Fusion GPS laced garbage) claiming that reports that debunked his original assertions “confirmed” his story. These people live on another planet and CNN has reached levels of delusion that MSNBC would be envious of.

The real question is, just who was this intel agent and what exactly was he sharing with the U.S. government in 2016.

Before we answer that, we first have ask ourselves why this story is coming out now. None of these anonymous leaks happen by coincidence. There’s always a reason for them and history says it’s typically to get out ahead of stories that may damage these bureaucracies. For example, when it became clear that the FBI could no longer lie about the Trump campaign being spied on, unnamed officials ran to The New York Times to spin the ordeal and paint the FBI’s intentions as pure.

We’ve seen this play out time and time again and there’s plenty of reason to think it’s happening again. The chief suspicion here is that this intel agent was actually feeding disinformation back to the FBI (intentionally or unintentionally), which helped feed the Russia collusion hysteria that’s now blown up in orbit.

Sean Davis over at The Federalist lays this out.

Notice the reporters who’ve pushed this story. Jim Sciutto at CNN, a former Obama operative. Ken Dilinian over at NBC, who actually outed the agent’s location last night, has been a mouth piece for Fusion GPS since the beginning of this saga. The fact that these same people are the ones behind this latest botched hit piece tell us a lot.

Something is coming and there’s a need for certain officials to get ahead of the story and plant their own narrative. By blaming Donald Trump, they were hoping to pin all of this on the undisciplined nature of the President instead of what really caused it — their own leaks to the press.

Bill Barr is quietly working behind the scenes on this. As Sean says, it’s likely he knows who the players were at this point and they have every reason to start putting their finger on the scale to cover their tails. The pillars that once formed the basis for the Trump-Russia investigation continue to crumble and a lot of people are going to be caught in the rubble. The go to play for them in the past has been to run to sympathetic, anti-Trump media sources and paint their actions as being duty bound instead of corrupt. That’s exactly what this latest story was. They want to paint this intel agent as more than he was, heroically saving the nation from Russian interference. Was he providing verifiable intelligence or disinformation being fed to him by the Russians he thought he was spying on?

Right now, most signs point to the latter. Especially given the latest reporting that he’s now living in public, under his real name, in the Washington D.C. area with no apparent fear for his life. Does that sound like a super important intelligence asset to you or the FBI/CIA trying to cover up their flub? I’ll let you decide.

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Special Election Watch: Polls Close in Hotly Contested Ninth Congressional District Race in North Carolina

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<em<FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo people arrive for early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

It was special election day in North Carolina today, and at 7:30 pm Eastern time the polls closed and the vote counting began in both the 3rd and 9th Congressional districts.

A special election had to be held in 3rd district due to the February 10 passing of Rep. Walter Jones (R). Republican State Rep. Greg Murphy is expected to easily win that election.

The special election in the 9th district was called due to credible allegations of absentee ballot election fraud against Leslie McCrae Dowless, who has been indicted on multiple charges stemming from illegal “ballot harvesting” efforts that state elections officials say gave Republican candidate Mark Harris an advantage in the race over Democrat Dan McCready.

McCready has effectively been running for the seat for over two years.

Harris, who denied any knowledge of Dowless’s actions, declined to run again for the seat. Republican State Senator Dan Bishop won the May primary to run against McCready, which set up the match-up we’ll see play out tonight.

The 9th district has been in Republican hands since the mid 60s, but had the election results stood last year Harris would have only won the race by a little less than 1,000 votes. Before the allegations of election fraud were made public, Democrats said the fact that the race was so competitive in a solidly red district was a sign that voter attitudes towards President Trump were shifting.

Regardless of who wins tonight in what’s being billed as a bellwether election for 2020, here’s something important to remember: This race is the last undecided race of the 2018 election cycle. Whoever wins it will have to turn around in a few months and begin campaigning again for the seat for the 2020 election cycle:

Crazy. But that’s North Carolina politics for you.

You can view the election results for both races as they come in by clicking here or here.

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Gotcha: AOC Has a Plan to Finally Catch Republicans Doing What Some Have Expected All Along

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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a plan: She intends to expose Republicans in Congress, bringing to light what has — it would appear — been so far kept in darkness. AOC wants to finally prove that the GOP endorses Donald Trump.

At least, that’s how it sounds.

Speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old insisted the President must be impeached even if his ousting fails; she wants every Republican to be shown as a worshipper of the devil. I mean, supporter of the President.

Does she mean exactly the way Democrats supported Clinton when he was impeached? Like that way?

Judge for yourself.

Here’s what she had to say:

“[I] think that once the House impeaches, the House has impeached the President.”

Let’s let that one stew for a moment…

I’ve just put on my white coat…I’ve entered the laboratory…

And I’m testing the veracity of that statement right at this very moment…

Yeah — yeah, I guess she’s right.

Continuing:

“[T]hen that hearing goes to the Senate. If they want to fail it, then I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment of this president — knowing his corruption, having it on the record, so that they can have that stay on their careers for the rest of their lives. Because this it outrageous, to protect the amount of lawlessness…”

She wants it all on the record.

Take with me, if you will, a stroll down memory lane. Let’s skip along to, maybe a little over five months ago…

Here’s a tweet from the same person as above:

And that, my friends, is called “politics.”

Like…maybe the same system in which, given that we have a two-party setup, one party will defend their highest ranking member if he/she is attacked — or impeached — by the other party.

AOC’s Twittering, by the way, was in response to Mitch McConnell’s move to put up the cowfart fighter’s Green New Deal for a vote in the Senate (catch the hilarity here).

As for Donald Trump’s “lawlessness,” this seems to be brought up quite a bit. Curiously, it doesn’t appear to frequently be combined with evidence of such.

But it’s all terribly true. Just ask Rob Reiner (here):

But honestly, what I think is much worse is DT’s abject racism and the reality that, although the executive branch is limited in power, and we live in a democratic republic, and there are checks and balances, and Congress passes our laws, and any given presidency can only last two terms at mostdespite all that, Donald John Trump, through sheer tyranny of will, is about to destroy all of humanity. Maybe that’s why all the Republicans are hiding their very secretive support of him.

This is, in fact, unarguable:

-ALEX

 

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Newt Gingrich Obliterates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She’s ‘Vicious, Cruel & Dishonest’ And Despises America

Dumbest Yet? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans Are The Reason Muslims & Jews Are In Conflict

Experience And Knowledge Vs…Whatever She Has: AOC Vs Dan Crenshaw On Universal Background Checks – Who Ya Got?!

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Rogue Democrat: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tells Dave Rubin She Supports Third Trimester Abortion Restrictions

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has made it clear during her run for president that she is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers and buck the Democratic establishment in order to shake things up in the race for the nomination for president.

As Brandon Morse noted yesterday, she’s come out against impeaching President Trump, a position that is at odds with a growing number of her Democratic colleagues in Congress. Impeachment, she noted in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, would “tear our country apart.”

Gabbard also sat down this week with Dave Rubin to talk about a wide range of issues. One topic of particular interest was the issue of abortion and how far left the Democratic party has gone:

…Gabbard agreed that abortion should not be legal during the third trimester unless a medical emergency necessitated it. Though she tends to think of abortion as a “libertarian” would, she disagrees with the Democratic Party’s mantra that there should be open, easy access to abortions any time and any place.

“I think that there should be some restrictions,” she said. When asked what her “cutoff point” would be, Gabbard replied, “I think the third trimester. Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”

Gabbard also stated during the interview that abortion is not an option she would choose for herself:

“You know, for me personally, I would not make that choice for myself. But I don’t believe I should be telling anybody else the kinds of decisions they should make for themselves or for their family.”

Watch the abortion segment of the interview below:

Gabbard’s position on abortion restrictions in the third trimester, which is a view most Americans across the political spectrum share, will now make her even more of an outcast and extremist within her own party.

This in spite of the fact that she stands with them on the vast majority of issues related to abortion and so-called “abortion care.” This in spite of the fact that it is actually their position, which goes so far as to advocate for post-birth abortion, that is extreme.

“It’s sad that we’re at a point where we have to praise the sole Democratic candidate who’s willing to regulate some abortions late in pregnancy, but good for Tulsi,” tweeted pro-life writer Alexandra DeSanctis. “I hope she doesn’t back down when the pro-abortion mob comes for her.”

Indeed.

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President Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton; Plus A Little Something Extra From Max Boot

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President Trump announced this morning that he had asked for (and received) National Security Advisor John Bolton’s resignation. He indicated in a tweet that he “strongly disagreed with many of Bolton’s suggestions” and that other administration officials did as well. He also said he would name Bolton’s replacement next week.

In a brief letter dated September 10, 2019, Bolton wrote: “Dear Mr, President: I hereby resign, effective immediately, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Thank you for having afforded me this opportunity to serve our country.”

Bolton, well known for his hawkish positions on foreign policy issues, often found himself at odds with the more dovish Trump. Bolton appeared an unlikely choice from the start.

One positive aspect of the Trump/Bolton dynamic was its ability to keep enemies off balance. Knowing Trump erred on the side of dovishness and Bolton, hawkishness, countries like Iran or North Korea would be left guessing what action to expect.

However, the negative aspects far outweighed the positive.

The recent tension between the two began when the problems with Iran began to escalate in May. After Trump canceled a US airstrike on Iran in June at the last minute,  he told a member of his inner circle, “These people want to push us into a war, and it’s so disgusting. We don’t need any more wars.”

Hot Air reported:

A few weeks later, Bolton was conspicuously absent from Trump’s big photo op with Kim Jong Un at the DMZ, having been tasked with a visit to Mongolia at the time instead.

The most hardcore Republican Bolton critic in Congress, Rand Paul, was deputized by Trump in July to try to broker negotiations with Iran. (Paul is already celebrating Bolton’s termination on Twitter today.) More recently reports being bubbling up that Bolton had been sidelined from the peace process in Afghanistan and was being excluded from meetings. Rumors began circulating that his relationship with Mike Pompeo, a Trump favorite, had collapsed, with natsec deputies unsure who was actually steering the diplomatic ship between the more negotiation-minded Pompeo and the more hardline Bolton.

It’s been reported that Bolton was strongly opposed to Trump’s invitation to the Taliban for talks at Camp David last weekend. Trump may believe that Bolton leaked this information to the media.

A White House official told Fox News, “Simply put, many of Bolton’s policy priorities did not align with POTUS.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto today and said, “The threat of war around the world is greatly diminished with Bolton out of the White House.”

Anyway, the unlikely alliance is over. And Trump will name his fourth National Security Advisor next week.

Bolton has served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and served as a Bush’s lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount. Bolton also served as a U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, and as an undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2001 to 2005.”

Max Boot, the Washington Post reporter I posted about yesterday (here) who can’t understand why Trump is still in office despite all of his columns and soundbites, weighed in on Bolton’s departure. He can’t seem to make up his mind or he wants to have it both ways.

Boot’s tweet: “John Bolton was bad. His departure might be worse.”

And Seth Mandel, the executive editor of the Washington Examiner, replies:

“The Only Thing Worse Than Bolton Is No Bolton, And The Only Thing Worse Than No Bolton Is Bolton”

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Joy Behar Knows: If the Hurricane Had Hit a Country Full of Only White People, Trump Would Let Them All Come Here

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By my estimation, there’s nothing dumber than when critics of Trump — or of any public figure — assume they know the inner workings of the person.

If you think someone’s done or said something wrong, it seems reasonable to point it out. But when you start talking about their heart, their secret ambitions and untold dreams, etc., you’ve jumped the shark.

Wanna watch some impressive waterskiing? Check out MSNBC or CNN any day of the week.

On Tuesday’s installment of The View, co-host Joy Behar put on her life vest, grabbed a rope, and laid back to the sounds of an idling motor about to pick up speed. Jaws was waiting.

It wasn’t Joy’s first time out — she’s previously schooled the world on what the President thinks, what he wants…and that for which he hankers, apparently, is good things for only white people.


During a panel discussion about hurricane-affected Bahamians unable to come to the U.S. — who Trump said must have “proper documentation” — Joy pushed the idea that The Donald doesn’t wanna help because they’re non-Caucasian.

But first, she made a point that completely contradicted that, referencing the President’s assertion that “some very bad people” live there:

“You know, this is a guy who had the Taliban — he’s going to have a big meeting with the Taliban. He loves Kim Jong-Un and Putin, and yet these people who are fleeing a hurricane are suddenly criminals. He’s so despicable. He makes my head stand up — my hair. I can’t stand him.”

So he “loves” a North Korean and Middle Easterners?

Pssst. Joy. Those people aren’t white. You’re neutering your message.

Sunny Hostin added that The Donald “didn’t have a problem with the Bahamas when he hosted the 2009 Miss Universe pageant [there] and he was tweeting about it and wanted everybody to not only go to the Bahamas but watch it live. So, again, it’s the hypocrisy.”

Is it hypocrisy when he hasn’t said he “has a problem” with the Bahamas?

Putting aside the issue of assistance to victims of Hurricane Dorian, as for whether or not there are criminals in the Caribbean commonwealth, enjoy a February write-up from South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel: “Armed Robbery, Burglary and Rape Common in Bahamas, State Department Warns Travelers.”

Or…aw heck, let’s just do insults. Hit it, Joy:

“It’s just cruel. It’s inhumane. He just lacks humanity. … But he’s a person who keeps children in cages. Remember who you’re dealing with here.”

Meghan McCain was sympathetic to the general notion of easing up on hurricane victims:

“I do think when we talk about the border and when we talk about things like natural disasters hitting people’s homes, the humanity seems completely removed from it. The best part about America, is I still believe — like Ronald Reagan said — we are a shining beacon on the hill. So why can’t we help our friends in the Bahamas who, by the way, help a lot of rich people with taxes and tax shelters down there and have 6 million Americans coming from tourism every year?”

Then Joy hit the note for which we’ve all been waiting — that hugbuggin’ lover of Asians and Middle Easterners is clearly exclusively a lover of only whites:

“I think if they had a hurricane in Norway and they were all coming here, I think he would be fine with that.”

Shark jumped.

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Federal Judge Gives Middle Finger to Higher Court Ruling, Blocks Trump’s New Asylum Policy Again Anyway

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It’s almost like the federal judiciary have no respect for constitutional dictations at all.

If you recall, Trump won a surprising victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month when they ruled in favor of him implementing new asylum rules that he clearly has the constitutional authority to enact. Those revolved around requiring migrants to apply for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in before proceeding to the United States. This is not only common sense, it’s the world standard and the recommendation of the United Nations (who the left constantly tells us we should listen to). Asylum is not for country shopping. It’s to remove yourself from supposed immediate danger, nothing more.

Well, the very same judge who was slapped down originally decided to throw up a middle finger at the higher court that overruled him previously. He made the same judgement again, blocking Trump’s asylum policies on a national level.

This per Axios.

A California federal judge re-issued a nationwide injunction on Monday, blocking the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who have not first applied for refuge in a “third country” they’ve traveled through.

Last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed federal Judge Jon Tigar’s first preliminary injunction to apply only to the 9th circuit. The move allowed the Trump administration to enforce the policy — which would all but deny asylum to Central American migrants — in Texas and New Mexico. The policy will now be blocked nationwide once again.

To recap, this is a single, low level federal judge who’s jurisdiction does not expand past the 9th circuit. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made that clear by narrowing his original ruling and removing the nationwide injunction. What’s he do? Puts it right back in place with no better of an explanation for doing so.

Judge Tigar is of course an Obama judge, something I’m assured doesn’t exist by Justice John Roberts. This is just more proof of how wrong he is though.

The judge in question here is ruling completely based on partisan politics. There is no constitutional case for overriding the President’s delegated powers to control immigration policy, nor do non-citizens have a right to claim irreparable harm for him doing so, thereby forcing nationwide injunctions. By that logic, every single part of the constitution could be suspended to prevent some form of irreparable harm to someone on the globe. It’s nonsensical garbage and it’s exactly why nationwide injunctions are terrible policy for the courts. They also have no basis in the delegated powers of the judiciary, seemingly being invented out of nowhere and being in direct contradiction with the Judiciary Act of 1789.

But as I’ve said many times, this will never stop until Justice Roberts gets some courage and deals with this issue. The Supreme Court needs to take on the question of nationwide injunctions and stop this idiocy. Nowhere in our system of governance was it meant for a single, un-elected judge to dictate policy for the entire country. As long as the highest court sits on its hand though, judges will keep going rogue.

Hopefully the 9th Circuit slaps this guy down hard again. They can’t be to happy about being so directly defied.

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