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Hey, Guys: Liberal Website Says Patriarchy Can Be “Dismantled” If You Stop Saying These Two Simple Words

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If you’re one of the tens of hundreds out there struggling to figure out a way you can help “dismantle the patriarchy”, the liberal website “NowThis News” has the answers you seek. You can start out by eliminating two simple words from your vocabulary:

“Hey, guys.”

It’s true! Before we get to the “Now This” video explainer, let’s find out from this 2018 Atlantic piece why the use of the term “guys” in mixed company is considered exclusionary and disrespectful in woke circles:

“Okay, guys,” a female coworker of mine recently began, as she addressed me and a female colleague. Then she stopped herself, said she was making an effort to use more gender-neutral language, and carried on talking.

It was a small self-correction, and a glimpse at the conflicted feelings stirred up by one of the most common greetings in the English language. Guys is an easygoing way to address a group of people, but to many, it’s a symbol of exclusion—a word with an originally male meaning that is frequently used to refer to people who don’t consider themselves “guys.”

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In my reporting I heard from several people who said that the word is particularly troubling for trans and gender-nonconforming people. “As a transgender woman, I consciously began trying to stop using guys some years ago,” says Brad Ward, a college counselor at a high school in Atherton, California. She added, “When I’m included with a group that is called guys, there’s some pain, since it takes me back to my male days in a way that I’d rather not go.”

I also heard that guys could grate on women working at male-heavy companies. In tech in particular, some told me they saw the word as yet another symptom of a female-minimizing industry.

I feel comfortable speaking for most women when I say the vast majority of us do not – I repeat – do not have an issue with someone using this phrase to address women, men, and those who do not conform to either gender type.

But for those who do, the four and a half minute video below is for you.

Narrator Foluké Tuakli starts out by saying “guys” is a simple term whose meaning has evolved over the years, going from “boys” to “people.” She even acknowledges that most people who use the term are not deliberately trying to be offensive. However, it is offensive to some people, she asserts, and the “male default term … should not be normalized as an all-encompassing phrase.”

“We’ve been ignoring the cognitive impact on women as well as gender non-conforming folks,” Tuakli alleges of the term. The two words are “a small part of what reinforces the gender hierarchy today” and we should use other terms that are more inclusive.

The good news according to Tuakli is that you are not a “bad feminist” if you use this term, because there are bigger issues feminists need to address like “the general reprogramming of most people’s minds when it comes to the valuation of women in society” (seriously – she said this). Still, she suggests that by not using “hey, guys” you are taking one small step towards “dismantling the patriarchy.”

Watch:

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CNN Russian Spy Exfiltration Story Trips All the Bull**** Alarms On Two Continents

Earlier today, CNN’s one-man Fifth Column, former Obama apparatchik and current national security corresponedent Jim Sciutto pushed out a story that claims the CIA was forced to extract a highly placed source because it was afraid that President Trump would compromise the source through some public utterance.

In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.

The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The intelligence, concerning ISIS in Syria, had been provided by Israel.

There is a lot in here that indicates that a credulous Sciutto is simply being duped by Resistance members inside the CIA or that Sciutto is making up a story to try to recreate the old and busted NeverTrump narrative that Trump is both too cozy with the Russians and prone to blurt out secret information at moments of high passion.

The fact is that the first mention of a highly placed Russia source came from John Brennan’s CIA when they were trying to gin up the Russia collusion narrative.

Any real fear, it seems, should not be based upon the possibility of Trump leaking it but on the actual fact that the CIA, under Brennan, was leaking information and disinformation like a sieve in order to undermine the Trump administration.

This is from a decidedly non-conservative journalist at The Nation:

The CIA had unambiguously denied the story:

Asked for comment, Brittany Bramell, the CIA director of public affairs, told CNN: “CNN’s narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false. Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence—which he has access to each and every day—drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.”

A spokesperson for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to comment. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “CNN’s reporting is not only incorrect, it has the potential to put lives in danger.”

What is really suspicious is this

Knowledge of the Russian covert source’s existence was highly restricted within the US government and intelligence agencies. According to one source, there was “no equal alternative” inside the Russian government, providing both insight and information on Putin.

CNN is withholding several details about the spy to reduce the risk of the person’s identification.

Wait, what? A guy so tightly wired into Putin’s inner circle that he knew Putin’s thoughts disappeared two years ago and the Russians still haven’t missed him?

Literally nothing in this story makes any sense if it is viewed in the context of a complete story. In fact, it seems more like a scene plagiarized from The Red Sparrow Trilogy than anything in real life. If the story is true, it is not only poorly reported, but running it is one of the more irresponsible things CNN will get up to this week. Odds are, however, that the story is totally bogus. Sciutto is either a pawn in another Resistance ploy or he’s actively pushing disinformation to try to damage President Trump. And when you consider the latter possibility, you can’t ignore the fact that Trump has spent the last week making fun of CNN via video memes.

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Trump Jokingly Suggests That He Should Extend a Second Term, and the Liberal Freakout Commences

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

During an appearance with FIFA president Gianni Infantino earlier today, President Donald Trump joked to members of the mainstream media that he might have to extend a possible second term so he could still be President when North America hosted the Men’s World Cup in 2026.

The Washington Times reports:

President Trump met with Gianni Infantino, chief of the FIFA soccer-governing body, on Monday to discuss the 2026 men’s World Cup and ways to make women’s soccer “even better and more equitable.”

The men’s tournament in 2026 will be hosted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“We’re going to have to extend my second term,” quipped Mr. Trump, who would be term-limited out in January 2025 if he wins reelection. “Because 2026 — I’m going to have to extend it for a couple years.”

Watch video of Trump’s remarks below:

This isn’t the first time, of course, that Trump has jokingly suggested he’d be open to extending his presidency beyond the two term limit:

In May, Trump retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr. when the Evangelical conservative political figure said that the president should have his term extended because of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference — a “corrupt failed coup,” to use Falwell’s language.

A month earlier, at an event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, Trump joked about remaining in office for even longer than that.

“This will find a permanent place, at least for six years, in the Oval Office,” he said about a trophy he received from the charity. “I was going to joke … and say at least for 10 or 14 years, but we would cause bedlam if I said that, so we’ll say six.”

And in 2018, he expressed admiration for Chinese President Xi Jingping’s limitless term.

“I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday,” he said.

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The humor scolds at CNN, naturally, indicated back in June that they don’t think he’s joking when he says stuff like this- and they don’t find it funny.

Then again, if I got owned by Trump as much as CNN has, I probably wouldn’t find his jokes about sticking around the White House a few years longer humorous, either.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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Liz Warren’s Tribe Leadership in Hot Federal Water

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the “it” Democratic presidential candidate of the moment. She’s climbing in the polls, drawing huge crowds and wowing them in New Hampshire.

Warren needs to be careful. As President Donald Trump has boasted, “I did the Pocahontas thing. I hit her really hard and it looked like she was down and out, but that was too long ago. I should have waited. But don’t worry. We will revive it. And it can be revived. And it can be done very quickly.”

One way the “Pocahontas thing” is going to keep coming back is the ongoing saga of Liz Warren’s Indian casino scheme in Massachusetts, which we have covered extensively.

Essentially, one way Warren has attempted to inoculate herself from the “Pocahontas thing” is to help the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe obtain federal approval of a casino in Taunton, Mass. The effort has put her in league with embattled tribe leadership, lobbyists with trouble pasts, and Genting, a Malaysian consortium under investigation in its home country.

Things, somehow, have gotten worse. According to the Cape Cod Times:

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s chief financial officer and his predecessor have been subpoenaed in recent weeks, according to sources familiar with the matter and documentation provided to the Times.

Treasurer Gordon Harris and former Treasurer Robert Hendricks were issued subpoenas, prompting Tribal Council, the tribe’s executive decision-making body, to hire legal counsel for them, according to meeting minutes provided by council member Aaron Tobey Jr.

The minutes mention subpoenas without elaboration, and Tobey declined to discuss the nature of the court orders.

It’s not immediately apparent why the officials are under subpoena but, “a robocall that circulated within the tribal community in June alleged that $250 million of the money handled by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Gaming Authority is unaccounted for,” the Cape Cod Times reports.

If true, that $250 million of unaccounted for cash could only have come from Genting, from whom the tribe has borrowed half-a-billion dollars.

This is a ticking time bomb for Warren, who has stuck her neck out pretty far for the tribe. And she’s not alone among Massachusetts Democrats. Watch the video RedState obtained of Rep. Joseph Kennedy III championing the leadership of the Wampanoag at a Nov. 14, 2018 rally:

The bill Kennedy is referencing in the video is the same bill that Warren is pushing – to give the tribe, financed by Genting, a tax free casino. Kennedy has announced his intention to reclaim the family’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Will the blossoming Wampanoag leadership scandal damage his efforts, as well as Warren’s.

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“Last Jedi” Director Rian Johnson Is Going Full “Orange Man Bad” In Latest Movie, and Critics Can’t Stop Raving

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Trump Derangement Syndrom has infected too many people, and tragically, a lot of those people are currently working in Hollywood where they’ve been put in charge of franchises we love. Specifically Star Wars.

Thanks to Disney putting in charge social justice advocates to make Star Wars movies, we’ve got what I can only describe as a dumpster fire where they’re burning everything we love about the galaxy far far away. Even Luky Skywalker himself (Mark Hamill) made it very clear that he hates the direction they’re going in, and former actors of beloved characters are telling stories of how they’re legacies are being thrown out like so much garbage.

Still, Rian Johnson, the man responsible for the much-despised “The Last Jedi” is letting his TDS all hang out in his latest film, which is being described as a direct insult to Trump supporters, according to The Daily Wire:

“KNIVES OUT is a fun ‘f*** you’ to rich white Trump voters, wrapped in a crafty Agatha Christie package. VERY pro-immigration. And none of this is subtle. Enjoy it in a crowd,” said film critic Tomris Laffly.

“Congrats to [Rian Johnson] for writing the most telenovela of films. KNIVES OUT is a total blast and a total takedown of privilege, gringos, and perceptions through a genre that’s very missed,” said film critic Yolanda Machado.

“KNIVES OUT is a ton of fun: a slippery, stylised murder mystery, littered with zingers, that also operates as a satire of Trump’s America. I also enjoyed the Baby Driver reference,” said Nick de Semlyen of Empire Magazine.

“KNIVES OUT is a total delight from start to finish. It’s also a scathing indictment of American greed in the Trump era. I’ll have more on that when the movie opens in November,” said Matt Goldberg of Collider.

“One of many things I love about Knives Out — it takes DIRECT aim at the MAGA crowd,” said Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com.

The story is a classic “whodunit” about a rich man being murdered and everyone in the house when it happened is a suspect. The family is reportedly filled with Trump supporters, including one character a critic described as a “mini Ben Shapiro.”

Critics are already lining up to give the movie rave reviews. In fact, it currently sports a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes thanks to raving critics.

Not to make judgments before I’ve seen it myself, but this is usually bad news for the movie. As I wrote about Rotten Tomatoes ruling on Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” comedy special, the higher a critic review, the less likely the audience will consider it a good movie. A perfect example is the documentary “Bring Down the House,” which lovingly tells the story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

(READ: Dave Chappelle’s Audience Reviews Are In, And The People Made It Clear That The Critics Are Very Wrong)

It’s also a bad sign that many of the critics seem to be centered on the fact that this is a middle finger to Trump and his voters. The problem is that many people voted for Trump, right, left, and center. What’s more, this looks to repeat in 2020 due to the fact that Democrats have presented no one that most of America would consider a solid candidate.

If Democrats want to attract people back, insulting them is not the way to go.

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Washington Post Columnist, A Never-Trumper, Struggles to Grasp How, After All Of His Columns and Hard Work, Trump Is Still In Office

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Can you say “hubris?”

Tucked away in an article entitled “The Joy Of Chores,” Washington Post columnist and Never-Trumper Max Boot laments that, as hard as he tries, “no matter how many columns or sound bites I produce, he [Trump] remains in office.”

Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do and realize I am supremely lucky to be able to make my living by writing and speaking about the news of the day. I find contentment in the craft of writing and fulfillment in self-expression. But I do sometimes wonder what I am actually accomplishing. Much of my journalism for the past four years has been devoted to critiquing President Trump and opposing the spread of Trumpism. But no matter how many columns or sound bites I produce, he remains in office, acting (as Sharpiegate shows) more erratically than ever. Sure, he’s not terribly popular — but he could still be reelected. I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference.

Boot’s comments sound like an article out of the Babylon Bee, but sadly, they’ve come from a regular newspaper. This deluded man, who once or twice a week writes a column denigrating the President believes that his opinion is so important, it can remove a president from office.

Needless to say, many conservatives were quite astonished by Boot’s lack of self-awareness. Conservative writer Charles C. W. Cooke started the ball rolling.

Many twitter users agreed with Cooke. Here are some of the responses to his post.

“Wait this is real?

“Come on. This can’t be real. This is something I would write as parody.”

“wow just like Anthony Hopkins at the end of elephant man, tearfully wondering “what was it all for?…just breaks your heart.”

“Delusions of grandeur met by the reality that nobody cares. Hate to see it.”

“He remains in office because US Presidential terms are for 4 years. What’s his point?”

“This reads like a transcript of a therapy session. ”

“I think I see the problem now. He actually believes he’s persuasive. He’s a modern day Don Quixote.”

“Soft meltdown from snappy fedora guy @MaxBoot…”My journalism”, he says…While lamenting his purposeful targeted activism has failed to make a difference.”

“This sounds like something taken out of his diary, not his column.”

“This is the funniest thing Max Boot has ever written.”

“If I say the say the same thing 1000x in a row, maybe it will be more effective than 999x in a row.”

“Max Boot, who has spent the past four years of his life regurgitating the same column every few days, ponders why his work has yet to nullify the 2016 election.”

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The Media Abandons Ethics and is Bringing Down Their Own with the Focus on Jefferey Epstein

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The desire to have everything attached to the deceased pedophile ringleader is ensnaring more than hoped-for targets.

It happened with an alacrity that we have not seen since the heyday of the #MeToo movement. On Friday in The New Yorker Ronan Farrow had an expose printed that revealed how The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab had been found to be taking donations from the now-deceased Jeffry Epstein. More than simply having taken funds from a donor believed to be a pedophile Farrow exposed that the Media Lab had taken additional funding from the billionaire after his criminal involvements were reported.

Epstein had been listed as ”Disqualified” regarding his donor status at the school, yet not only did officials continue to accept his largesse, but when alerted about it and told the money was not to be accepted steps were taken to veil the donations. Despite the story breaking in what is commonly seen as the ”document dump’’ period before a soft weekend cycle, the announcement came down in less than a day that Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, had tendered his resignation.

To get a sense of how extensive the tendrils of academia are in the publishing realm, and by extension politics, Ito’s involvement here exposes much. Ito was also on the board of the New York Times — a position he has also stepped down from already. Then we see the repercussions radiating from this story throughout the media elites and academia, and it shows how the desire to use Epstein as a political cudgel can lead to the infamous circular firing squad.

Soon after Farrow’s story broke a website petition was set up on Friday, with hundreds of colleagues signing on in support of Ito. It was a knee-jerk response, as these elites did not allow for the full story to come out. That list can be seen here.

By Saturday the full revelation of facts came to be known, Ito resigned, and this list of backers has been taken down in an attempt to memory-hole their support. This is but some of the fallout that will take place when the desire to go forward with details is not fully considered. With many in the media looking to use Epstein as a political weapon to go after President Trump, as well as other potential targets, what some fail to heed is that Epstein had far-reaching contacts across the political and campus spectrums.

Then as if the impetuous move by the Ito acolytes was completely disregarded Jay Rosen from the NYU Journalism School rushed headlong into the story, and promptly made a professional face-plant. Rosen raced in with the charge that the New York Times knew of Ito’s issues but sat on the story, speculating this was done on behalf of him acting as a board member.

Rosen has had to not only walk back his claims but issue apologies, as it was learned that the source of the Ito intel only alerted The Times after thee Farrow story broke. While there is some applause to give for Rosen coming clean and removing the original claim, we still need to look objectively at his actions. He not only a teacher of journalism at an elite university on the subject, but he works in the heart of the publishing center, and he fashions himself a critic of the press. Yet here he is falling prey to the very actions he is purportedly charged with analyzing.

This entire weekend has been a marvelous reveal of the state of journalism these days. The rush to judgement, the lack of vetting stories, and the power of the assumptive thought process were all on display, and done so by the very elite minds who claim to have the moral high ground on these same issues. Their willingness to sidestep the normal journalistic ethics, and while doing so in the reporting of one of their own, is a sign of just how deep the problems in the industry run.

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Kamala Harris Tries to Sell Lie About Not Hearing Slur at Her Town Hall, and the Internet Is Roasting Her

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Kamala Harris really made a big mistake when she told a man at her town hall that when he called President Donald Trump “mentally retarded” and gave her approval.

You can see for yourself that Harris looks at the man in the face as he calls Trump the slur, and then responds with laughter and saying “well said.”

As my colleague Bonchie points out, the internet reamed Harris over this.

Harris didn’t take ownership for her mistake and instead attempted to pretend that she didn’t hear the man and went on about how such a phrase is beyond unacceptable. Had she heard it, said Harris, she would have corrected the man.

“When my staff played the video from my town hall yesterday, it was upsetting,” said Harris in a tweet. “I didn’t hear the words the man used in that moment, but if I had I would’ve stopped and corrected him. I’m sorry. That word and others like it aren’t acceptable. Ever.”

This was the wrong move. Harris clearly heard the phrase and her reaction to it makes the fact that she heard it unmistakable. Her lying to the American people about it only angered them, and they responded in force.

This includes Sebastion Gorka, who let Harris have it with both barrels. First, he called her a “bald-faced” liar, then questioned how she was ever a prosecutor after recounting what everyone saw.

“You lie with such alacrity, everyone imprisoned by you should have their cases reopened,” tweeted Gorka.

Gorka wasn’t the only one. The internet took down Harris like lions on a wounded gazelle, and not just people from the right.

Its moments like this that have caused Democrats to lose faith in Harris, who was once a prime candidate to overtake Biden and win the nomination. Thanks to a string of embarrassing moments and a pummeling at the hands of Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Harris’s poll numbers have been rapidly declining.

In fact, she’s lost all virtual support from the black community after it was revealed that her time as DA in California put a lot of black citizens in far more trouble with the state than they should have been.

Now Harris is fighting a current that has turned against her, and moments like this really shine a light on her character that many people find repulsive.

It’s very Clintonesque.

This has been a pattern from the left lately. We’re supposed to believe them instead of our own eyes and ears. Debra Messing recently claimed she was not calling for the creation of a blacklist while calling for the creation of a blacklist. Even the media is asking us to believe Antifa is generally peaceful even while we watch videos of them being violent.

It seems the left wants us to live in a fantasy world with them.

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Associated Press Disgustingly Casts Woman Who Got an Elective Late Term Abortion As a Victim

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The press continue to disappoint, not just in political terms, but moral terms as well.

Enter the Associated Press, who decided it would be a great idea to run a story (complete with sympathetic video) in which they painted a woman who murdered her 28 month old baby as a victim. No, this wasn’t a case of rape or incest, health of the mother, or any of the other caveats the left love to bring up. She found out she was pregnant and then crossed state lines to kill the baby for purely elective reasons.

The framing here is just disgusting. The glamour shots, the pictures of her thoughtfully staring out windows, as if she’s just overcome adversity. It’s depraved beyond belief.

That’s when the doctor gave her and her husband the heart-wrenching news: The baby boy they decided to name Sebastian was severely underdeveloped and had only half a heart. If he survived, he would need care to ease his pain and several surgeries. He may not live long.

Lunsford, devastated, asked the doctor about ending the pregnancy.

“I felt the only way to guarantee that he would not have any suffering was to go through with the abortion,” she said of that painful decision nearly three years ago.

But the doctor said Alabama law prohibits abortions after five months. He handed Lunsford a piece of paper with information for a clinic in Atlanta, a roughly 180-mile (290-kilometer) drive east.

Lunsford is one of thousands of women in the U.S. who have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and as the number of clinics has declined.

Contrary to the assertion here, babies that are born with underdeveloped hearts are not doomed to death. Yes, it requires surgeries and treatment. No, it is not a reason to kill a child under the delusion that you are saving them from suffering.

Here’s a landmark story about a boy with this same condition. He’s now 11 years old.

Ian’s heart had to be reconstructed so the right side could do all of the heart’s work on its own. He would face three major surgeries and a number of other procedures during the first few years of his life.More than a month after he was born and two days before Christmas, Ian was ready to come home.

That procedure has gone on to be used to save many other children. It would have been available to this woman. Instead, she crossed into Georgia and got a late term abortion, completely detached from the reality of what she was doing. In fact, she seemed to complain that she wasn’t able to get the abortion at her hospital back home.

“The procedure itself was probably the least traumatic part of it,” Lunsford said. “If it would have been at my hospital, there would have been a feeling like what I was doing was OK and a reasonable choice.”

Perhaps that’s because what you were doing wasn’t “OK” or a reasonable choice? Just a thought. Her story doesn’t even add up. She claims she didn’t learn she was pregnant until 26 weeks because of a “medical condition.” What condition would that be? Being overweight? Because I can’t think of any other condition that would mask pregnancy for so long and why not just say what the condition is?

Even some liberals who are otherwise pro-choice responded negatively this story. If you read the responses to the AP’s tweet, you’ll see it might actually be a majority of liberals calling this what it is, which is grotesque.

While I’m sure I certainly disagree on abortion with both the people above overall, they demonstrate the overwhelming majority view in America when it comes to late term abortion. There’s a reason it’s only legal in four countries on earth, one of them being the United States.

While this woman’s nonchalant attitude and victim mentality over what she’s done is repulsive, it’s just as repulsive to see mainstream media outlets give puff pieces to this stuff. Elective abortions for birth defects are the kind of thing pioneered in Nazi Germany. Yet, a growing number on the left and those in positions of power within the media are pushing it as normal and acceptable for a free, humane society.

But we’ve reached a place in our society where goodness is bestowed upon shameful, evil activities all in the name of left-wing orthodoxy. I pray this one day stops, and when it does, generations will look back in revulsion at what we allowed to perpetrate.

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Video: Lyin’ Beto Dodges on Door to Door Police Visits, Says He “Expects Americans to Comply” With Gun Buyback

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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks at a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) took a campaign swing through New Hampshire over the weekend, including making an appearance at the New Hampshire State Democratic Convention. While there, he faced questions about his controversial mandatory gun buyback confiscation program, which critics have said would require door to door visits from law enforcement to force compliance.

He was asked about the enforcement issue specifically during a press conference at the convention. Here’s what he said:

“No. I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law. I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution. I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country,” O’Rourke said when asked by the Washington Examiner about specifics of his plan.

When pressed further about how he plans to enforce his proposal for those who would not comply, he responded, “How do you — how do we enforce any law? There’s a significant reliance on people complying with the law. You know that a law is not created in a vacuum.”

Watch video of his answer below, in which the struggling-for-relevance 2020 presidential candidate also stated he would work with Congress for ways to implement his plan that would respect gun rights as well as protect American lives:

Saying that he “expects” gun owners to comply with his confiscation plan, even though disturbing and deeply troubling, is a far cry from what he’s stated previously on this issue. For example, just a few days ago he was asked how he would address fears that the government was going to “take away assault rifles.” Here’s how he answered:

I want to be really clear that that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government. We’re not going to allow them to stay on our streets, to show up in our communities, to be used against us …

Watch:

He asserted later that same day that “We need to buy back every single assault weapon”:

His response to the DC Examiner on whether or not door to door visits would take place under his administration to force gun owners to hand over their “assault weapons” is a flat out lie. There may be a few people who would voluntarily comply with the mandatory program, but there will be many more who are well aware of their 2nd Amendment rights who are not just going to obediently hand over their weapons to the government.

There is simply no other way for the government to get its hands on “every single assault weapon” without law enforcement stepping in and knocking on doors while armed to the teeth.

“View” co-host and gun owner Meghan McCain correctly pointed out last week that if Beto were to be elected and implement a program like this, there would be violence in response from citizens.

He absurdly and despicably responded that McCain’s comments were an incitement to violence, but in reality she simply stated what Beto O’Rourke deep down knows to be true, but won’t say out loud.

He’s from Texas. He knows she’s right. He knows there are a not-so-small-number of people with registered weapons who will not gift wrap them with a pretty little bow and drop them off at the nearest police station, and who are not going to open their doors eagerly when the feds come knocking.

Yet he still made this idea a central part of his campaign platform.

The good thing is that, in spite of Beto’s expressed wishes to force gun owners to surrender certain weapons to the government, his campaign is going nowhere fast. The bad news is that there are other Democratic presidential candidates who are on board with the idea, including frontrunner Joe Biden.

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