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Beto O’Rourke Says Eliminating Citizenship Test for New Immigrants is ‘Something For Us To Think About’

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate and former backbencher Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said that eliminating the citizenship test is “something for us to think about” at a candidate forum at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend.

Yahoo News national political reporter Brittany Shepherd was among the reporters present who reported on O’Rourke’s comments, noting that he was replying to another panelist who characterized the citizenship test as a “structural barrier for immigrants.”

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, the citizenship test has two parts, one to test English proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing, and another to test civics knowledge. The USCIS has study materials and practice tests available on the website as well.

The civics portion is drawn from a list of 100 possible questions. Applicants are asked up to ten questions and must answer at least six correctly in order to pass. Applicants get two chances to take the English and civics tests per application, and if they fail either portion, will be retested on that portion between 60 and 90 days from the date of the original interview.

The test has generally been regarded as something that requires study, testing knowledge that many immigrants might not already know, but not overly onerous.

More importantly, the inclusion of concepts like democracy, freedom of speech and other rights, and free elections, are a crucial part of integrating a new immigrant into the American system.

The test needs to be fair, the scoring system clear and simple, and the materials potentially subject to testing readily available, and the overall administration of the test conducted in a transparent and ethical manner. But to suggest that immigrants not show basic proficiency in English and American history and our system of government is absurd.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) called O’Rourke’s suggestion “stunning” and proof that the Democratic presidential candidates were “embracing the far left, fringy, extreme wing of their party.” Twitchy had more reactions to this radical proposal.

Debates about immigration and what reforms would improve our system are a good and valid discussion, and to be expected as the 2020 elections rapidly approach. However, eliminating a basic test that asks an immigrant to prove a basic proficiency in our language and civics, and commitment to the American system, is a terrible idea that would only serve to make the system worse.

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Oops: AOC Tweets Support for OTC Birth Control, Gets Schooled on Where Her Party Stands on It

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As she often does, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) took to the Twitter machine on Friday to post her thoughts for the day. Included on her thought list was a show of support for over the counter birth control.

There’s just one problem: She’ll probably have more trouble convincing her own side to support OTC birth control than she will Republicans – because Democrats have opposed previous Republican efforts to make this a reality, as Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich noted in a tweet to the freshman Congresswoman:

Conservative commentator Stephen Miller pointed out this inconvenient truth as well:

Here’s the story from the 2015 Hill article Miller referenced:

Democratic senators are launching a push to protect ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, which they say would be in jeopardy if the upper chamber’s Republicans win approval for their own birth control bill.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Tuesday unveiled a bill to keep in place the rule that insurance companies must cover contraception, even if certain methods, like birth control pills, become available without a prescription.

The bill is a direct rebuke to Senate Republicans who are trying to champion the issue of over-the-counter birth control. That GOP bill has drawn fire from reproductive health groups like Planned Parenthood Action Fund, however, that warn the legislation would force women to again pay out of pocket for their birth control.

On the cost front, AOC is more in line with her party. She tacked on the “should be free” bit in another tweet soon after her first one, not explaining – of course – that it wouldn’t actually be free:

In 2016, candidate Trump came out in support of birth control without a prescription, but Democrats have consistently been the barriers to making this a reality.

In March, Republican Senators Joni Ernst (R–IA) and Cory Gardner (R–CO) put forth the “Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act” which, according to Reason, “would help federal regulators fast-track the approval process for converting hormonal contraceptive pills from prescription to over-the-counter drug status.”

This is their second attempt at getting this act to pass. Ernst touted a similar bill on her website in January 2017. Gardner teamed up with former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in 2015 for a similar bill, the one Democrats went on record opposing.

The March bill is now languishing in the Senate Finance Committee.

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Vox Is Destroying YouTube Over Crowder, but It’s Actually Promoted Edgy Anti-LGBT Humor Recently

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We constantly see that if you dig under the surface, even just a shallow amount, you’ll find that a person or organization within the hard-left is beyond hypocritical.

Surprise, surprise. Vox isn’t any different.

While we can attribute the recent YouTube dust-up that sent the site scrambling to eliminate content that remotely resembles a controversial video — including striking educational and raw news channels — to Carlos Maza, the public’s currently public enemy numero uno is just the face. Vox is the vehicle through which Maza is plowing over YouTube.

We know that Maza is just the front-man to a much larger scheme because Vox’s leadership has publicly pushed YouTube’s leadership to essentially capitulate to Maza’s demands in an open letter.

Vox claims in this letter that conservative comedian Steven Crowder is encouraging homophobic and racist attacks toward Maza:

Your platform has made it easier than ever for people making abusive content to reach a massive scale. As Vox video producer Carlos Maza documented in a Twitter thread, he’s been the subject of repeated personal attacks by the popular YouTube commentator Steven Crowder. During a series of videos attempting to rebut Carlos’s arguments, he calls Carlos “the lispy queer from Vox,” along with many other homophobic and racist slurs. These repeated attacks on Carlos’s sexual orientation and ethnicity have led to vicious onslaughts, including doxxing and dogpiling, from many of Crowder’s millions of fans.

I’m going to assume that Vox has never actually sat to watch a Crowder video except to find times that he’s said things about Maza. If they had, they would have found that Crowder actively discourages harassment and doxxing. Still, Crowder was just the excuse Vox needed to initiate a much larger plan, and their plan is sadly working to the detriment of many innocent YouTubers.

The hypocrisy that comes into the equation for Vox, however, is that it has proven not to care about edgy, dark humor. In the past, Vox promoted a popular YouTuber named Filthy Frank who uses shock comedy that bashes everyone, and I mean everyone.

Vox was pushed to do a profile on Filthy Frank by his fans, and Vox was only too happy to do so. In 2017 — just two years ago — its review of Filthy Frank was released and now has almost 3 million views. While Vox acknowledges that Frank says horrible things, including about the LGBT community, it’s okay because he’s just playing a character similar to puppeteer comedian Jeff Dunham or “Family Guy” actor/writer Seth MacFarlane.

Filthy Frank pulls no punches and even openly says the word “faggot” without bleeping it. In one video, he comedically apologized — much like Crowder did — for saying certain things, especially against the LGBT community. This video ended with a song with the lyrics “… you’re gay now / you’re a giant faggot and you should kill yourself.”

Crowder bleeps out his usage of the word “faggot,” but Filthy Frank does not. Still, they have no problem with it because it’s just part of a character. Vox claims that when someone like Crowder says it, he’s not doing it for comedic reasons, he’s doing it because he truly believes it.

This is a complete mischaracterization of Crowder, but it doesn’t matter to Vox. Crowder disagrees with them politically and sits on the opposite ideological spectrum. Therefore, anytime words that denigrate the LGBT community come out of his mouth, it’s dangerous. Not so for Frank, however.

Anyone should find it odd that Vox will dig deep enough to find the true meaning behind Frank’s intent when it comes to his comedy, but seems to be woefully uninterested in digging into Crowder’s messaging. The fact that there’s a sudden lack of interest in research from an organization that likes to “explain” things should raise internal alarms, especially in light of the fact that they’re using Crowder as an excuse to wrangle all of YouTube.

Furthermore, it should be striking everyone as weird that Vox was only too happy to celebrate comedic videos featuring a person encouraging gay people to kill themselves just two years ago. Suddenly it can’t help but grasp at its pearls at the mere suggestion that someone is “queer.”

The problem was never that Crowder made fun of someone who is gay and non-white, the problem is that Crowder represents something far worse. He’s the boy pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. He’s the dog ripping back the curtain so you can see the “wizard.” Even more egregious for them is that Crowder is attracting crowds and changing minds. He’s even offering opportunities for his mind to be changed in civil debate, and civil debate is one thing that the hard-left would not gain from.

So Vox is not only hypocritical, it’s cowardly in its unwillingness to respond with open debate, not to mention fascistic for trying to silence anything that might look like opposition.

 

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Hillary Clinton: You Know the U.S. Is in the Midst of a Fascist Takeover, Right?

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Apparently, people still pay Hillary Clinton to talk, which seems like a pretty bad investment, but hey, it’s not my money.

She appeared at Wellesley College on Saturday to speak and decided that pretending we are in the throws of 1930s Germany was a good road to go down. There’s of course no evidence of that, but that didn’t stop her from saying stuff like this.

“The demagoguery, the appeal to the crowd, the very clever use of symbols, the intimidation, verbal and physical,” she said. “This is a classic pattern. There is nothing new about it, it is just different means of messages being delivered.”

Is she talking about Democrats and Anitfa? I got confused for a second there.

She goes on to them make one of the least self-aware comments of the year.

She did not use the president’s name but said: “There is nothing normal about undermining the rule of law. There is nothing normal about attacking the press. There is nothing normal about trying to undermine another branch of government. There is nothing normal about trying to use the political system to go after your enemies. There is nothing normal about any of that.”

If she were describing herself (and her party), what would she say differently?

We know, confirmed as recently as last week, that Hillary Clinton undermined the rule of law. She had clearly broken criminal statutes regarding the handling of classified information, the FBI knew it, and James Comey whitewashed the investigation anyway.

On undermining another branch of government, Barack Obama stonewalled Congress his entire presidency. Democrats also routinely attack the Supreme Court, to the point where 2020 candidates are promising to stack it with liberal ideologues because they don’t like the current outcomes.

Her final assertion is the most hilarious though. She says “political system,” accusing Trump of using it go after his enemies, but I’m pretty sure she means the legal system used for political means. Either that or she’s going senile.

Was she alive in 2016? Or does she really think people are just too dumb to see the incredible hypocrisy in that accusation? That’s exactly what the Obama administration did, on multiple levels, throughout the last election cycle. It was Hillary who funded the Steele dossier, which was then fed to the FBI via very deliberate means. But let Bill Barr start an investigation into how all that corruption happened? Well, we just can’t have that.

It’s so blatantly political and partisan that it’s hard to read with a straight face. Comparing Trump or any current political movement within this country to fascism and Hitler (which she does further down in the speech) is just nonsensical garbage. It’s fearmongering of the worst kind and a cheap attempt to paint political opponents as “evil,” to the point where Democrats don’t have to actually defend their positions.

Consider this speech yet another reminder of why Hillary isn’t President today. She’s a charisma-less, robotic politician who will say anything to garner plaudits. It’s that lack authenticity that doomed her against Donald Trump. Look on the bright side though. She’ll always have long walks in the woods to fall back on.

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Republican Never-Trump Group Releases Ad Encouraging House GOP to Take Allegations Against Trump Seriously

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RRL’s ad, which can be viewed below, was shared with The Hill prior to being aired this morning on Fox & Friends.

I suppose the group thought this was a fitting day to debut the ad because House Democrats have invited none other than John Dean of Watergate fame to appear at their hearing. Have they forgotten that Dean was as involved in Watergate as anyone? He himself was a criminal. The only reason he became a witness for the prosecution was to escape punishment. Yet, the Democrats trot him out with such pride.

Anyway, the narrator says, “When Nixon was alleged to have obstructed justice, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee took these allegations seriously.” The ad shows Republican members of the Committee speechifying during the Watergate hearings.

Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (R-VA), for example tells fellow lawmakers, “It is we, not the Democrats, who must show we are capable of enforcing the high standard we would set for them.”

Rep. Lawrence Hogan (R-MD) chimes in, “For our system of justice and our system of government to survive, we must pledge our highest allegiance to the strength of the law and not the common frailties of men.”

You get the idea.

Then, mercifully, it ends with the narrator saying, “Republicans stood for the rule of law then. Republicans should stand for the rule of law now.”

I must confess I’ve never heard of this group. Clearly, its membership must consist of a group of anti-Trumpers. I wouldn’t be surprised if political analyst Bill Kristol and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) are among it’s members. RRL defines itself as “a group of life-long Republicans dedicated to defending the institutions of our republic and upholding the rule of law. We are fighting to make sure that the laws apply equally to everyone, from the average citizen to the president of the United States. We believe in fidelity to the Constitution, transparency, and the independence of prosecutors from politics.”

Spokesman for RRL, Chris Truax, told The Hill that their new ad is a “reminder of what patriotism and political bravery can look like.” He said:

Congressional Republicans are more than happy to admit in private that they are troubled, disappointed, and disturbed by President Trump’s abuses of executive power.

When none of their constituents can hear them, they speak frankly about their moral qualms and objections about their roles in undermining the original design of our Constitution. Their constituents — and all Americans — deserve to hear the same in public.

So far, Rep. Justin Amash has been the only Republican member of Congress to call for Trump’s impeachment. At the time he made his announcement, he indicated that “other Republicans have privately raised concerns to him about Trump’s conduct.”

To all members of the RRL:

Where have you been for the past few years as senior officials at the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA and the State Department have trampled the rule of law in their efforts to remove a duly elected president?

And I ask all of you the same thing I asked of the Democrats last week. How, specifically, did the President violate the law?

Name the crime.

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Brianna Wu Tweets a Glorious Self-Own After Dan Crenshaw Destroys Her Lecture on Christian Teachings

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It all started out with a tweet from failed 2018 Democratic Congressional candidate Brianna Wu (MA), who claimed that conservative writer Matt Walsh was a fake Christian:

Walsh fired back with what should have been the end of the argument:

But Wu wasn’t done. In her next tweet, she pulled the phony “Jesus was a liberal” card in an effort to one-up Walsh:

A number of conservatives took after Wu over her claims, including commentator Allie Beth Stuckey. But Wu was insistent that Jesus Christ was a socialist:

This back and forth caught the attention of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2), who stepped in to correct Wu on her Biblical fallacies:

Wu’s response to Crenshaw was a glorious example of a self-own, as she backed down from her insinuation that Christ was a socialist and instead suggested that the Bible “says very little, if anything” on how the giving is done:

“Kyle”, a self-described atheist, summed up Stuckey’s and Crenshaw’s claims nicely:

Game, set, match.

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Donald Trump Describes His Style Perfectly In One Tweet.

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Occasionally, a story just writes itself and is done by a tweet.

I think it is safe to say that Donald Trump, who is in his 70’s, has taken to twitter like a 20 something and with the same zeal. Even before he was President, Trump loved to tweet out his comments on whatever the topic of the day was. Gone are the days of seeing the POTUS account tweet something and look for the tag B.O. at the end of a tweet to see if it was Barrack Obama, you know Trump is doing all the tweeting.

So it is not really a surprise that he has carried that penchant for tweeting over to his Presidency and people both love it and hate it with a passion. This tweet from yesterday I feel perfectly sums up his style of pushback using Twitter as his main weapon.

I know it is not at all “Presidential” to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration. Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true. So we’ll hit back!

President Trump does not want to go through the normal channels of how to respond to something, he wants to hit the twitter app and push to 280 characters as fast as he can to roll back the narrative. This tweet shows that he is readily admitting this is not how POTUS business has been done before and he really doesn’t care.

He is going to fight back. Case in point.

Currently, the media has been running wild about the deal announced to avoid tariffs on Mexico made by POTUS in a tweet Friday. The New York Times ran this piece Saturday about it Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal. The crux of the story is that this was brokered back in March so big whoop dee doo.

No matter how you feel on tariffs is not the point at this moment. Here we were in June and they still had not implemented the measures to slow down illegal immigration on the Mexcian southern border. Trump just sped that process up to get it going ASAP.

So instead of waiting for others in the media to fact check with NYT, Trump took to Twitter for these statements…

If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared. With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!

When will the Failing New York Times admit that their front page story on the the new Mexico deal at the Border is a FRAUD and nothing more than a badly reported “hit job” on me, something that has been going on since the first day I announced for the presidency! Sick Journalism

Now I fully understand why people don’t like this. We generally like our Presidents very polished and measured in how they act and what they say. President Obama was very smooth and was very adept at smacking people down but making it sound peachy, even when he was kinda calling you a racist. This isn’t Obama’s first foray into a racially charged situation.

Trump is 100% the opposite and his loyal base would have it no other way.

Does this drive his communications staff bonkers? No doubt. Could this blowback on him? Sure.

Yet we currently have a President who has been more accessible than any other in my memory, in front of a camera, on the radio or on his weapon of choice. Twitter.

America will never be the same.

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Jim Acosta Invalidates His Book on the Dangers of Telling the Truth by Promoting His Book on the Dangers

 

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For someone supposedly under duress for speaking out he sure is appearing all across the media.

The news outlet CNN has been a prime example of all of the dysphoria seen in the media complex in recent years. The channel is frequently promoting “news” later proven problematic, it has undertaken the role of the White House opposition organ, and it claims to foster the last bastion of the facts. It also is one example of the eroding consumer confidence in mainstream journalism, as the network ratings are shrinking faster than an Alka-Seltzer tablet in a bathtub.

At the network itself there are probably no better personal examples of this reality that their media maven Brian Stelter, and White House reporter Jim Acosta. Stelter at times can at least be excused, as he serves as the mouthpiece for the network, and journalism in general. Not to suggest he is accurate, but his apologetic stance is at least understandable. Acosta however, in the role of reporter/journalist, is more egregious.

With regularity, Jim Acosta side-steps the ethical standards we have been told are expected from journalists. Unbiased reporting, giving both sides of a story, seeking out the facts, and not delivering a narrative — these are all elements that have proven to be elusive with Jim’s reporting. Then there is the issue of injecting oneself into the story. Jim is so self-involved that if he were to have an affair it simply means he has decided to see other mirrors.

At the White House press briefings he has exhibited behavior that can only lead to him being described as a “diva”. He has complained about which outlets were selected for questions, about seating arrangements in the press room, and has postured like an entitled prom queen. He shouts questions at events that have no hope of being heard, let alone answered, then goes on the air to run tape of his supposed interrogation method. He does not need to get the story — HE is the story.

Tomorrow Jim has a book out on the market — “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.” This is another trademark move of Acosta, to position himself as a put-upon, endangered messenger of the truth. In order to deliver us his golden nuggets of wisdom he is risking…well, something…we assume. The implication of a threat is ever present with Jim — it is even hinted at in the book title — and yet, he never seems to get around to actually explaining what the threat is.

To say he is not threatened with jail time, or being disappeared, as journalists face under totalitarian regimes, goes without saying. But how else is his career under threat? No one is silencing him, no one is snuffing out his right to expression. Take a look at this tweet, from his Twitter account that has not been shut down:

The man who claims to be under speech duress is sure able to get seen and heard across the airwaves. Cable appearances and interviews on major networks hardly provide evidence of being silenced. Oh, and there is one other conflicting detail — HE HAS A BOOK PUBLISHED! How do you allude to censorship being a constant threat WHILE promoting your book?! When those tomes are in a pile and ignited by government censor boards, then you have a gripe. Until then your “threat” is no more than a sales pitch tagline.

This is commonplace with those in the electronic media. Journalists, celebrities, and other media figures love to talk about how they are threatened with censorship, all while broadcasting from a pulpit seen by millions (okay, in the case of CNN, hundreds of thousands.) It is amazing for a group that claims they are being silenced their message manages to be heard by the masses as they complain.

This is the hallmark of the entitled class. The people who are saying “We won’t be silenced” the loudest are involved with an altogether different reality — the truth is they will not shut up.

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Will AOC Primary Schumer or Gillibrand for a Senate Seat?

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Full disclosure, her people aren’t the ones talking about it, but the scuttlebutt is that Democrats are gently pushing New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for Senate in New York and primary one of two Democrat powerhouses: Sen. Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Top Democrats tell “Axios on HBO” they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of the two New York senators — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022, or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024.

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said that when she thinks down the road, she thinks in terms of transitioning Democrats to a party that’s unified around progressive policies.

  • As to eventually challenging one of the New York senators, Trent said: “Having worked on her campaign, I don’t think we’re going to be moving to a different role any time soon.”

Axios provides links to two polls, one that suggests socialism — the preferred ideology of AOC — has soared among women and young voters; the second showing that AOC, while enjoying popularity in her district and among Democrats nationwide, may not have the support of the rest of New York.

AOC’s time as a Representative — a race she barely won and, many believe, only because her contender’s supporters thought he had it in the bag so they failed to show up and vote — has been gaffe-heavy and embarrassing at times. But the Democrats are surely interested in keeping her around. She’s attractive, young, and apparently is unafraid to be the face of their most radical ideas.

It’s bad strategy to let someone like that go.

And, if Axios has good information, they don’t intend to.

How Schumer or Gillibrand respond to this “threat” will be interesting if the rumor develops into a real campaign.

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Is Cory Booker Afraid to Idiotically Suggest Border Security is Like a Death Sentence to Holocaust Jews? Guess

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You know what having a secure border and knowing who comes into the country is like? It’s like forcing Jews to die in the Holocaust.

So suggested Cory Booker.

Farticus (see here) was speaking on the Political Party Live podcast Saturday.

And he seemed to contend we shouldn’t be spending much on security:

“Do you know how much billions of dollars we’ve done to increase the numbers of Customs and Border Patrol agents, of people involved in immigration?”

It’s at this point I should ask you, the reader: Do you have special shoes you like to wear when you hear things that are idiotic?

If so, put on your special shoes.

I’ll wait.

Ready? Back to Cory:

“[President Trump] uses the language — that’s why knowing history is so important — he uses the language like a political party of our past, called the Know-Nothings…trying to make us afraid of people with brown skin.”

There ya are. Our billionaire president, for some unknown reason, has this Evil Genius idea. He lies in bed at night, thinking, “I know what I’ll do — I’ll try to make Americans afraid of brown skin! YES!”

I just don’t understand why some left-wing politicians — such as Cory Booker — appear to have no use for saying things that are relevant, preferring instead to offer totally imbecilic notions of dastardly motives at the highest level of the GOP (like here). Why does Cory want most people to roll their eyes at the sounds sailing past his teeth? Or does he assume only morons are listening?

Tighten your shoes:

“As much as [Trump] wants to make us afraid of people trying to come here escaping terror, not remembering like when we turned around other immigrants trying to escape terror. There was a ship that came here during World War II with a bunch of folks trying to escape the Holocaust and we turned it around where they got killed in the Holocaust.”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, thousands of Jewish refugees were in fact turned away from the U.S. during the Holocaust — by Democratic President Franklin Rosevelt.

Given Cory’s position that a secure border is akin to condemning Jews to death, ladies and gentlemen, I give you a speech by that icon of the American Democratic Party, der Führer — Adolf Hitler:

Since you’ve already got on those shoes, I highly recommend these other Cory gems:

Cory Booker On Dems’ 2020 Victory – Americans WANT To Pay More Taxes Because They’re ‘Patriotic’

Cory Booker Continues His ‘Say Really Idiotic Things’ Series: You Must Go Vegan Or Destroy The Earth

Though It Was Likely Written In Crayon, Cory Booker Compares Green New Deal To Fighting The Nazis

Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker Goofily Claims Canada And Germany Are ‘Out-Americaning’ Us

-ALEX

 

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

See 3 more pieces from me:

DOJ: Islamic Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up Trump Tower & The Israeli Embassy

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

Hilarious: Kim Jong-Un Mercilessly Attacks Joe Biden With Insults That’ll Make Your Head Spin

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