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Ouch: Trump Once Again Calls Afghanistan The “Harvard Of Terrorists”

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This can NOT be a good recruiting tool for Harvard.

President Trump today in the Oval Office covered a wide range of issues from trade with China to the economy but he said something about the war in Afghanistan that stuck out as a “Trump moment.” He said that the country we have been fighting in for 19 years is like “Harvard University of terrorism.”

From Mediaite

He said the negotiations with Afghanistan and the Taliban are ongoing and “we’ll see what happens from it,” adding that the Taliban “would like to stop fighting us.”

When asked if the Taliban can be trusted, Trump said he believes “nobody can be trusted” and said, “We’ll always have intelligence and we’ll always have somebody there. But you could say that about a lot of places… But that does seem to be the Harvard University of terrorism.”

Kinda harsh.

The President has a very unique way of putting things and this is a clear example.

The ORGINAL reason we invaded Afghanistan back in October of 2001 was that the government led by the Taliban were allowing Al Queda to train and the government was helping fund these attacks all over the world. Yet 19 years later this place is STILL the Harvard of terror training? What have we done wrong or right? How many lives have we altered in doing what we have done?

I don’t blame any previous administration for doing what they thought was right but 19 years in we need to take a serious look at what we have done there and if we should continue to be there at all. In today’s presser, it sounds like the President is moving closer to wrapping up our time on the ground there. Hopefully, the introspection part begins before we leave.

Even if leaving means the “Harvard” of terrorism will go unabated with their activites, then we have to come up with a different strategy to fight this being the current one has no definable goal. If we don’t have a definable goal than we should never be putting our men and women wearing the nation’s uniform in harm’s way.

Ever.

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Miss Nevada Disqualified from Miss America Pageant and Shamed Over Trump Support

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Everyone has political leanings, and while they may play a role in your decision making, especially in the voting booth, it shouldn’t solely define who you are as a person. In this day and age, many seem to make this the only thing relevant about a person.

Combat veteran and pro-American Katie Williams, 2019’s Miss Nevada winner, is suffering from that very thing as we speak. Apparently, her support for President Donald Trump has just disqualified her from the upcoming Miss America pageant.

Posting a video to Instagram telling the entire story in an eight-minute video, Williams starts off by telling the viewer that she’s been effectively kicked out of the pageant thanks to a director who, at first, seemed to agree with her politics but soon came to seem resentful of Williams’ stances.

At some point, the director wanted her to delete a picture of her with her Trump 2020 hat on and to have a conversation over the phone with her. Williams said she’d rather have conversations over email for both of their legal protection, and refused to take down the picture. Instead, she took the director’s advice of creating a separate non-political page for her pageant work.

This wasn’t enough either.

The director continued to chide her for her political posts and eventually told her that she wouldn’t be a good fit for the pageant. In emails, Williams told the director that the things she posted shouldn’t even be controversial, such as her disdain for Antifa. Williams also notes that some of her fellow pageant contestants post overtly leftist things on their accounts are and aren’t receiving the same amount of pushback.

To cap it all off, Williams had already sent in all the fees and made travel arrangements. The pageant said she could get it all back…if she agrees to certain terms including her relinquishment of the title of Miss Nevada and any mention of her banishment from the Miss America pageant. She would also be forced to keep her family or friends from speaking about it.

Williams chose instead to leave the pageant altogether instead of giving in to these demands.

It’s a sad conclusion to her efforts as a pageant winner, but the story doesn’t have to end there. The treatment of Williams needs to be spread far and wide. There is clearly political bias at work here punishing conservative and/or pro-Trump thought, keeping it from the mainstream, and it needs to exposed.

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“Obviously I’ve Hypnotized the World”: Ben Shapiro Uses Ilhan Omar’s Words Against Her After She Attacks Him

In the middle of all the commentary and reactions to Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar’s (MN) and Rashida Tlaib’s (MI) press conference on Monday condemning Israel’s decision to bar them entry, the Daily Wire‘s Ben Shapiro was attacked by the left over claims he made about Republicans as it related to Barack Obama’s presidency.

Here’s what he said:

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said he wasn’t aware of “a single major Republican figure” that made claims of former President Obama being an illegitimate president, seemingly ignoring President Trump’s repeated assertions that Obama was not born in the U.S.

“Republicans impeached Bill Clinton in the 1990s, they never made a move to impeach Barack Obama despite the myriad of scandals that cropped up during his administration,” Shapiro said in a video clip reported Monday by The Daily Beast.

Shapiro did not elaborate on the “myriad of scandals” he is referencing.

“I’m not aware of a single major Republican figure who said Barack Obama is not the president of the United States,” he added.

He elaborated on Twitter:

A number of people – mostly liberals and Democrats – disagreed with Shapiro over his claims, including Intercept columnist and Al Jazeera TV show presenter Mehdi Hasan, who is followed by Rep. Omar. Hasan tweeted this response:

Omar saw Hasan’s tweet and responded:

Shapiro clapped back by using Omar’s own words against her:

Shapiro’s comment was in reference to tweets Omar ended up deleting earlier this year after she was accused of anti-Semitism for what she wrote.

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she tweeted on February 10th.

In 2012, Omar tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

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Noted Biblical Scholar Bernie Sanders Explains What the Bible Is Really About

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Just in case you don’t understand what the Bible is “really about,” no worries. Bernie Sanders is here for you and he’s using his noted expertise in Christianity to correct some common misinterpretations about Scripture.

You see, the bible isn’t about the grace and mercy offered via salvation in Christ, not by our own efforts but through his.

Nah, it’s about left-wing social justice.

The two presidential candidates addressed a group of black Christian millennials Saturday at a Black Church PAC’s Youth Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Both referenced the Bible to support their progressive agendas as they campaigned to the faithful.

“The Bible, if it is about anything, is about justice,” Sanders stated at one point during his 20 minutes on stage. “It is about reaching out to people in need. It is about standing up to the wealthy and the powerful.”

Sanders has previously described himself as “not particularly religious,” and said he’s “not actively involved in organized religion,” according to the Washington Post.

No. No, it’s not. Not at all.

The message of the Bible, much less the Gospels, is not “standing up to the wealthy and the powerful.” In fact, it was to the great dismay of many during Jesus’ time on earth that he wasn’t there to overthrow the wealthy and powerful (and oppressive) Romans. The path he walked was infinitely more important than dealings of worldly government and physical want. To pretend otherwise is pure nonsense.

What Bernie is doing is a common misconception harbored by people who otherwise have no real understanding of Christianity. While the New Testament does encourage charity, it was never meant to be forced and it was never meant to be primary. Helping the poor, while good, does not provide salvation nor was Jesus stumping for Medicare for All run by a central government. He was espousing the spiritual truth that those saved by Grace will be transformed into people who love God and love people, stimulating action toward those in need around them. Compulsion makes those acts worthless in God’s eyes.

Of course, Bernie’s greatest sin in this discussion isn’t misrepresenting charity in the Bible. It’s his complete distortion of who Jesus is by claiming the Bible is simply about “justice.” If the Bible were about “justice,” Jesus would have never came because all have fallen short and are deserving of judgement. That would have been justice. Instead, he came and died on the Cross, becoming the propitiation for our sins and saving us from the justice we actually deserved.  The message of the Bible isn’t that people deserve a living wage or whatever other socialist policy Bernie Sanders is stumping for. It’s that we all need a savior and that Jesus is that savior.

In short, if the Bible were about the proliferation of justice, we’d all be in really big trouble.

Politicians, especially those that aren’t even Christians (like Sanders), should steer clear of this kind of ridiculous rewriting of Biblical truth. I realize that Christians are not part of a “protected class” on the left and therefore our beliefs are often subjected to ridicule and distortion, but that doesn’t make it right. Stick to campaign slogans and making promises you can’t keep.

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Facebook Announces Positive Steps Toward Alleviating Concerns of Anti-Conservative Bias

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For a while now, some have accused Facebook of a bias against conservatism. In response, the social media titan’s taking steps toward a more beautiful world.

A Tuesday Wallstreet Journal article by Republican Arizona Congressman Jon Kyl indicates the ‘Book asked him to survey those on the Right in search of grievances last year.

The senator explains:

Facebook placed no restrictions on how I could conduct the work. My team at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP began conducting interviews in May 2018. We cast a wide net to include as many aspects of conservatism as possible – from organizations focused on Christian values or protecting free expression to those focused on tax policy and small government.

Jon categorized the concerns via “six buckets:

  • Content distribution and algorithms, which included the concern that Facebook’s algorithms were prejudiced against conservatives
  • Content policies, which conservatives felt targeted them because they included standards banning “hate speech,” which could be a highly subjective perspective
  • Content enforcement, which conservatives suspected might be influenced by the biases of Facebook employees
  • Ad policies, by which Facebook required advertisers to register as “political” organizations if they wanted to post ads, which might jeopardize conservative organizations’ status as nonprofits
  • Ad enforcement, which might inhibit conservative ads because of the approval process
  • Workforce viewpoint diversity, which pointed to the perceived lack of viewpoint diversity among Facebook’s workforce and senior management

In the WSJ piece, Jon brings good news — Facebook’s already adopted methods toward bolstering the brand with far-reaching fairness.

Installments as listed by the report:

  • Oversight board. Facebook announced plans last month for an oversight board to hear appeals of some more-difficult content-removal decisions. If structured to reflect accurately the diverse ideological and religious views of Facebook’s user base, the board may help ensure content decisions are made thoughtfully and free from inappropriate bias.
  • Explanations of news-feed rankings. To foster user trust in the algorithms that influence content placement, Facebook has launched transparency tools that explain to users why they see certain content on their news feeds.
  • Page transparency. Facebook has enabled page managers to see when their content has been removed for violating community standards, or when distribution of a post has been reduced because a fact-checker gave it a “false” rating.
  • Staffing. Facebook has hired four additional people devoted exclusively to working with smaller organizations to resolve questions and complaints about content decisions.
  • Ad labeling requirements. To avoid incorrectly branding ads as “political,” Facebook renamed its ads library and now refers instead to ads “about social issues, elections or politics.”
  • Ad policies. Facebook has changed its ad policies that prohibit images of patients with medical tubes as “shocking and sensational content.” This will make it easier to promote certain pro-life ads.

Jon calls these “steps in the right direction.”

The issues are complicated, he notes, and — therefore — “restoring trust fully may remain an elusive goal. Conservatives no doubt will, and should, continue to press Facebook to address the concerns that arose in our survey.”

But at least it’s rightly-aimed movement.

Facebook provided on “update on Senator Kyl’s review,” courtesy of VP of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg.

Here’s what he said, in part:

We know we need to take these concerns seriously and adjust course if our policies are in fact limiting expression in an unintended way … This is the first stage of an ongoing process and Senator Kyl and his team will report again in a few months’ time … regardless of one’s own political views, this is about whether we apply our own policies fairly to all sides, and whether those policies begin with an understanding of how core groups of users express their beliefs.

Sounds like the right track.

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Gingrich On 1619 Project: The Tragic Decline Of The New York Times Into A Propaganda Paper Worthy Of Pravda

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On Monday night, investigative journalist Sara Carter appeared on “Hannity” and recalled some wise advice she had once received from the editor of the small newspaper in California where she got her start. He told her the following:

You don’t shape a narrative. You let the story come to you. As an investigator, you go out, you see it, you collect the evidence and then you report it to the American people or to the local community that I was covering.

This is journalism. And I suppose there was a time when the New York Times practiced it. Over time, however, the newspaper gradually moved away from journalism and began to embrace activism. Certainly, their coverage of the Russian collusion story over the last several years is evidence of this shift. Still, the Times tried to keep up the pretense that they were journalists.

After their executive editor, Dean Baquet’s comments to newsroom staff were leaked to Slate and then to the public last Thursday, it became clear that the paper of record has abandoned journalism. Instead of journalists, they are now activists.

As activists, they have an agenda. Currently, they have two goals. First, they want to paint President Trump as a racist. Second, through what they call the “1619 Project,” the newspaper hopes to “reframe America’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York wrote that the basic thrust of the 1619 project is that everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. He explains:

The essays go on to cover the economy (“If you want to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.”), the food we eat (“The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.”), the nation’s physical health (“Why doesn’t the United States have universal healthcare? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War.”), politics (“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.”), daily life (“What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot.”), and much more.

The Times even claims one of the reasons our founders fought the Revolutionary War was to protect slavery. I guess when an editor openly admits that his plan is to “reframe history,” a certain amount of liberty with the truth is implied and should be expected.

So Baquet assembled his troops to pass on the new narrative. He told his staff:

Race in the next year and I think, to be frank, what I hope you come away from this discussion with – race in the next year is going to be a huge part of the American story. And I mean, race in terms of not only their relationship with Donald Trump, but Latinos and immigration.

Sounds like he’s shaping the news to me.

This, ladies and gentlemen is the new New York Times. And, given their enormous influence over the rest of the mainstream media, I suppose the rest of the press will hop on the bandwagon.

Newt Gingrich appeared on “Fox and Friends” to weigh in on this travesty.

The whole project is a lie. Look, I think slavery is a terrible thing. I think putting slavery in context is important. We still have slavery in places around the world today, so we need to recognize this is an ongoing story. I think certainly if you’re an African-American, slavery is at the center of what you see as the American experience. But for most Americans, most of the time, there were a lot of other things going on. There were several hundred thousand white Americans who died in the Civil War in order to free the slaves.

I saw one reference that the New York Times claims that the American Revolution was caused, in part, to defend slavery. That is such historically, factually false nonsense that it is embarrassing the New York Times is doing this.

But, if you saw the recent leaked interview town hall meeting with the New York Times editor, he basically said, look, “We blew it on Russian collusion, now we’re going to go to racism, that’s our new model, the next two years will be Trump and racism.” This is a tragic decline of the New York Times into a propaganda paper worthy of Pravda.

(Relevant segment begins at 1:48)

Political strategist and author Jeffrey Lord also appeared on Hannity and addressed this story. “Sean, what the New York Times is engaged in is the Stalinizing of American history…The left wanted to do a total rewrite of American history and remake the story that we’re founded in racism. It’s all about race.”

(Relevant segment starts at 35:00)

Conservative talk show hosts and their guests are outraged by this latest revelation. We’ve known all along that the mainstream media led by the New York Times and other large outlets such as CNN and MSNBC were advancing a bogus narrative to damage President Trump. But now, we have an editor assembling his staff and actually dictating marching orders. The New York Times has issued a call to action.

The most important question of all is, what do the American people think about this? I would imagine those on the far left will support it. But what about the ones who truly matter, the independents? Now that this plan has been exposed, I don’t see any way this can end well for the once great newspaper.

This is no longer journalism.

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Trump Says He “Doesn’t Buy” Tlaib’s Tears, Reminds People That the Squad Are the Faces of the Democratic Party

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As he often does, President Trump took to the Twitter machine earlier today to express his opinion on the press conference held yesterday by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in which the two Congresswomen condemned Israel’s decision last Thursday to bar them from entry on security grounds.

Here’s a recap of what was alleged at the presser, via CBS News:

“Netanyahu’s decision to deny us entry might be unprecedented for members of Congress,” Omar said during a press conference, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “But it is the policy of his government when it comes to Palestinians. This is the policy of his government when it comes to anyone who holds views that threaten the occupation.”

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The Israeli government did offer to let Tlaib in on humanitarian grounds to visit her 90-year-old Palestinian grandmother on the condition that she did not promote a boycott of Israel. Tlaib initially agreed, but later rejected the offer, saying she would not make the visit under “oppressive conditions.”

Getting visibly emotional, Tlaib said she made the decision to not accept the conditional travel permit after consulting with her grandmother and other family members.

“Through tears, at three o’clock in the morning, we all decided as a family that I could not go until I was a free, American United States Congresswoman coming there, not only to see my grandmother but to talk to Palestinian and Israeli organizations that believed that my grandmother deserves human dignity as much as anyone else does,” she said.

Here’s the video of Tlaib crying as she talked about family members having to go through “dehumanizing checkpoints” to visit her grandparents:

In a tweet posted earlier today, Trump stated he wasn’t buying it:

He later expanded on his comments when asked about the press conference at the White House:

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No. And you should see the horrible things that Tlaib has said about Israel, and “AOC plus three.” That’s what I call it. “AOC” — just take “AOC plus three.” And you should see the things that the four of them have said about Israel over the last couple of years.

I mean, Omar is a disaster for Jewish people. I can’t imagine, if she has any Jewish people in her district, that they could possibly vote for her. But what Omar has said, what Tlaib has said.

And then, yesterday, I noticed for the first time, Tlaib with the tears. All of a sudden, she starts with tears. Tears. And I don’t buy it. I don’t buy it. I don’t buy it for a second because I’ve seen her in a very vicious mood at campaign rallies — my campaign rallies — before she was a congresswoman. I said, “Who is that?” And I saw a woman that was violent and vicious and out of control.

And all of a sudden, I see this person who’s crying because she can’t see her grandmother. She can see her grandmother. They have her permission to see her grandmother, but she grandstanded and she didn’t want to do it.

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And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.

Watch his remarks about The Squad below:

Liberals on Twitter are, of course, flipping out because Trump used the disloyalty card, which to them equates to an anti-Semitic trope (even though Omar’s and Tlaib’s actual anti-Semitism is not actual anti-Semitism or something, as we have been told over the last several months).

In any event, as nauseating as it has been to watch Tlaib and Omar play the victim card for the last several days, and whether or not you agree with all he said today on the subject, one thing Trump said is unquestionably true:

These two perpetually outraged and disingenuous radical extremist Congresswomen, along with AOC and Ayanna Pressley are the faces of the Democratic party.

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Trump Administration Files Official Brief To Dismantle the Unconstitutional DACA Program

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What started as a textbook example of executive lawmaking by fiat that turned into a textbook case of results-oriented judicial rulings is now headed to the Supreme Court.

Of course, I’m talking about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

The executive lawmaking by fiat took place in 2012 when President Obama basically gave the finger to Congress and announced that he was going to contravene black letter law and exempted some illegal aliens from being eligible for deportation.

The method he used for this was not an Executive Order or the APA rule-making process, it was established by a memo former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano sent out to her field staff directing them to not deport illegal aliens who allege that they were brought to the US as children. That’s it. That was the depth of the analysis and consultation. A. Memo. A similar program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court which should have been a hint that it wasn’t on the up-and-up. But when Jeff Sessions got around to pulling the plug on DACA, lawfare ensued and the administration was told it could not rescind the Napolitano memo.

Just stop for a moment and consider this. Federal courts literally told the Trump administration that they could not rescind a memo written five years and three Homeland Security secretaries earlier. Logically, this means a cabinet secretary’s memo is more powerful than an actual law because it takes no consensus to issue it and it can’t be withdrawn when management changes.

The Trump administration appealed this to the Supreme Court and the case is to be heard in November. Today, however, we got a glance at the argument.

Justice Department lawyers told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Trump acted lawfully in September 2017 when he decided to end an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

In a legal brief submitted to the court, the lawyers asserted that the president was fully within his rights to eliminate the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and said the lower courts were mistaken when they said Mr. Trump’s action almost two years ago was arbitrary.

The Department of Homeland Security “correctly, and at a minimum reasonably, concluded that DACA is unlawful,” the lawyers argued, disputing the conclusions by the lower court judges about the three reasons the administration gave for ending the program. “None of those three grounds is remotely arbitrary or capricious, let alone all three.”

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about the fate of the program in November. The justices could decide the case next spring or summer, just as the presidential election campaign is in full swing.

The government’s brief, filed late Monday, is the first salvo in what could be one of the biggest legal tests of the president’s immigration agenda. The outcome of the case will probably determine whether Mr. Trump can make good on a central campaign promise.

I think that it is a safe bet that this version of DACA is dead. Given the way the Supreme Court has ruled, it is very difficult to see the same majority that has upheld President Trump’s actions on immigration so far suddenly decide that this administration must continue to carry out the policies of the previous one given the lack of fact finding or public comment or anything more than one person signing a memo.

That, of course, creates a whole new series of problems for Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats threw away a perfectly good chance to reach an permanent DACA settlement early in Trump’s presidency but decided they would much rather have the issue to fund-raise off from than having a solution. The House Democrats will have to propose some kind of bullsh** bill, the question then being will they overreach and propose something that can’t pass (energizing the open borders types but putting red and purple district Democrats on record on a massive amnesty bill)? Or will they actually try to find a bill the Senate can live with? That, of course, was a rhetorical question. For the Republicans the question is do they hold firm or cave? And will President Trump create his own DACA once the Obama one is dead or will he start deporting DREAMers?

Because it is an election year, neither side will have much of an incentive to compromise. And, to tell you the truth, I’ve sort of lost sympathy for the whole DREAMer nonsense and I suspect that many in the GOP and in the country at large are also close to having their give-a-sh** circuit breaker trip along with me.

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Rashida Tlaib’s Tears Over Border Checkpoints Get Shamed In the Face of a Mother Who Lost Her Child

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By now you’ve likely seen Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s continued performance concerning the supposed cruelty of Israel now including her breaking down into tears over Israeli checkpoints she claimed “dehumanized” her mother.

As Tlaib was giving a statement to the press, she began crying upon telling the story.

It doesn’t seem that many are buying the idea that her tears are genuine. Even President Donald Trump waved them away as pure performance.

It’s hard to take Tlaib’s emotions seriously, seeing as how checkpoints aren’t exactly uncommon. You see them going into sporting events, concerts, and you have to deal with the over-funded and under-successful TSA anytime you want to hop on a plane. Tlaib doesn’t seem to be crying over the dehumanization Americans go through when they’re x-rayed and bodies exposed, just the ones around the Israeli borders.

I wonder why.

However, amid the backlash Tlaib was receiving over her anti-Israeli crocodile tears, one tweet stood out to me that I thought made Tlaib’s performance seem even more shallow.

A woman named Frimeth Roth, an Israeli citizen, tweeted at Tlaib that her mother’s dehumanization is a small price to pay compared to the one she paid for a lack of one.

“Rep Tlaib cried about her mother being “dehumanized” at Israeli checkpoints,” tweeted Roth. “My child Malki, a US citizen murdered at 15, would be here today had a checkpoint stopped her murderer and a 10 kg bomb from entering Jerusalem. Remind Tlaib: Checkpoints prevent terrorism – save lives.”

I doubt Talib would actually present a legitimate argument to this mother, especially in the face of the checkpoints she’s ignoring. It’s sad that this woman’s child was taken out by the very people Tlaib tends to defend and would have been stopped were it for one of those “dehumanizing” checkpoints.

For Israel, and even the United States, we have this checkpoints because “some people did something” to quote Rep. Ilhan Omar. That people were radical Islamic terrorists who hail from various areas surrounding Israel. The land that Tlaib calls Palestine. The thing they did is killing innocent people with bombs, planes, knives, and more.

We need those checkpoints and all the fake tears in the world won’t change people’s minds about that. Not in the face of the threat we face if we don’t have them.

 

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Trump Allies Want Prison Time For Collusion Conspirators, Politico WH Reporter Throws Head Back And Laughs

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Many Americans understand why President Donald Trump and the administration’s team of investigators might be desiring prison time for perpetrators of the Russian collusion cooked up by Christopher Steele, paid for by Clinton cronies, and laundered through the Obama State and Justice Department.

“This was treason. This was high crimes,” Trump told Sean Hannity in a recent interview. “This was everything as bad a definition as you want to come up with. This should never be allowed to happen to our country again.”

The White House reporter for Politico finds the idea Trump and his supporters might be expecting the hoax conspirators to see jail time “hyperbolic”.

On Twitter, on conservative cable TV and in countless interviews, [President Trump and his allies] claimed the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are on the verge of being exposed for planting spies, falsifying evidence and forging testimony. They’ve relished in the possibility that a federal prosecutor on the case could file criminal charges. And they’ve predicted jail time for top Obama-era leaders who they say were behind a “deep state” plot to take down Trump.

They’re expecting all of this to come from a spate of Justice Department probes reviewing the full scope of the Trump-Russia investigation, which culminated earlier this year with special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

This reporter then lays out another scenario where nothing but procedural reforms will be made and insinuates this kind of over-the-top expectation is just more of Trump being Trump.

“Such outsize expectation setting has become de rigueur in the Trump era, with the long-running Trump-Russia probe particularly prone to embellished predictions,” he writes.

That’s all very fine and well, except no one thought there was an attempt by political enemies to create a narrative that Trump was colluding with Russia using fabricated opposition research paid for by Trump’s main political rival.

But there was.

And everyone definitely thought Robert Mueller was going to discover that Trump most definitely did collude with Russia to win the presidency.

But he didn’t.

So it might behoove this reporter to withhold judgment on what he thinks are “sensationalized promises” when it comes to whether or not U.S. Attorney John Durham will find reason enough to indict some of the collusion key players.

It’s certainly true he may not.

But then again, he may.

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