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

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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

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

Here are some examples of what she’s said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

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

It’s good to be home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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If Trump Isn’t This Clever, Then He’s The Luckiest President In History

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President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Time after time, we’ve heard from a good many people that Trump is playing 3-D chess against his political opponents. And, time after time, we’ve heard his critics (myself included) say that there’s no way he’s that clever.

But, you have to admit that, at the very least, he’s received the blessings of many a coincidence.

Nancy Pelosi is embroiled in a bitter civil war with The Squad, and she is desperate to get them to tone it down and get out of the spotlight. Donald Trump tweets out messages about The Squad that are condemned as “racist,” which forces Pelosi to defend them. They hold a press conference, crying foul and immediately calling for impeachment.

At that point, Pelosi had to be pulling her hair out.

You may not remember this, but the 2020 contenders for the Democratic nomination have a debate next week, and no one is paying attention. Those candidates are talking about The Squad. The media is talking about The Squad. The Republicans are talking about The Squad. The Democrats are talking about The Squad.

Trump? Well, he walks away from “Send her back” chants that started at his own rally. He separated himself from them. He’s free to say what he wants again.

Meanwhile, the Democrats and their allies are focused on The Squad.

Look, if that’s not a planned political strategy, then Trump has to be the luckiest guy on the planet. At the very least, SOMEONE with some savvy is advising him and he’s listening. It’s just way too big a coincidence for me to really believe that this is a matter of luck.

You can’t really say it’s too clever by half, because it’s working and there is very little detriment to it working. All of the media coverage is off the 2020 election and focused squarely on four U.S. Congresswomen who aren’t even in the running. It’s not like they can run, either. They will be facing primary challenges (if the Democratic operatives who spoke with Jake Tapper are to be believed) for their own seats.

So, it’s not like they’re actually relevant to 2020 in the grand scheme of things… unless someone makes them relevant, which appears to be what’s happening here.

Maybe I’m wrong here. Maybe this is a big coincidence. Again, if that’s the case, Trump is the luckiest man I know and the luckiest president in American history.

Like we mentioned earlier this week, there is polling that shows that the more The Squad gets recognized nationally, the less popular they become. Swing voters hold Omar in contempt, and Ocasio-Cortez isn’t fairing much better. They are too far left for moderate Democrats and swing voters.

That’s bad news for the Democrats, and if the previously mentioned conversations with Tapper ring true, then the party knows it. But, the Democrats have allowed for attention-seeking upstarts to set the narrative, and now they are dealing with the results.

Pelosi didn’t have to allow racism to become the Democrats’ favorite pushback against Trump. The 2020 candidates didn’t have to jump on the Green New Deal bandwagon. The Democratic Party didn’t have to latch on to collusion and obstruction as the silver bullet to get rid of Trump. But, these are all things they chose to do, and only now is it dawning on them that they’ve allowed it to go too far.

Meanwhile, 2020 has never looked so promising for Trump.

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MSNBC Personalities Dangerously Push Fake Story About CBP Holding Kids Hostage at O’Hare Airport

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Social media was set abaze this afternoon with allegations of CBP holding kids hostage. Rachel Maddow and an MSNBC contributor spread the patently absurd story, accusing CBP of purposely keeping three children in custody at Chicago O’Hare Airport to try to lure the parents in for detainment. This makes no sense for a variety of reasons and turned out to be completely false, which we’ll cover in a moment.

But first, here’s the accusations.

It’s pretty infuriating to see this pampered liberal pretend she’s fighting Nazis by spreading fake accusations of which she had no verification of.

So what actually happened?

Three children showed up at O’Hare with an adult cousin. The adult cousin (a Mexican citizen) was found not eligible for entry. This happens to thousands of people of all races and ethnic backgrounds every single day at ports of entry across the United States. There is a laundry list of reasons why someone might be found inadmissible and having a visa does not automatically get you through customs, nor does even having a U.S. passport for that matter.

At that point, CBP contacted the mother of the children. It is required by law that she or another legal guardian come take custody of them. Because she is an illegal alien though, she didn’t want to go to the airport. Instead, for the next 13 hours, she played games by sending a lawyer down there and eventually officials from the Mexican consulate. Some are trying to blame CBP for the kids being there so long, but it’s clearly the mother’s fault. She could have sent the Pope down there and the law still doesn’t allow CBP to hand children over to non-guardians.

Finally, after much negotiation, the mother herself decided to show up and the children were given to her. There was no trap and the children were not being used as bait. CBP were simply following the law. Furthermore, CBP doesn’t do interior enforcement, ICE does, so the entire premise was ridiculous from the beginning.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also tried to get a photo-op out of this and only made things worse.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky had just landed at O’Hare International Airport from Washington, D.C. when she got word of the girls’ situation and headed over to the International Terminal as the situation was unfolding Thursday afternoon.

”I feel that it’s a kind of kidnapping of children by our government and I am really fed up,” Schakowsky said. “They created a situation that didn’t have to be and I am so resentful for this.”

Schakowsky attempted to meet with children to check their well being before they were released but said agents didn’t allow her.

Of course she wasn’t allowed to check on them. CBP can’t let strangers, even if they are elected officials, in to see children that aren’t theirs. No one “kidnapped” anyone and that kind of language is incredibly inciting and dangerous.

This kind of garbage is going to get someone else killed. We’ve already had one person die this past week after being incited to try to firebomb an ICE facility he was convinced was a “concentration camp,” clearly motivated by the rhetoric Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was using. No Democrat has condemned the attack nor even attempted to stop their incitement. The media don’t care and they are actually out there pushing more incitement via fake news stories like this.

Many CBP agents are actually minorities themselves. They are not the Gestapo and for Democrats and the media to keep playing this game is disgusting. Do we really have to wait until an agent is murdered before this crap stops? I fear the answer is yes.

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Joy Behar: Trump Should Be Charged with a Crime for the Crowd’s ‘Send Her Back’ Chant

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[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChdTsu4WOb4]

 

At a Trump rally Wednesday night, some in the crowd burst into a bit of “Send her back!”

The mantra was, of course, resultant from  The Donald’s series of tweets against the congressional Freshmen Fab Four:

For more on that whole dustup, please see here, here, here, here, and here.

As reported by RedState’s Brandon Morse, the President claims not to have liked the chant:

Someone who liked it even less: The View’s Joy Behar.

On Thursday, the left-wing host, in fact, questioned whether or not the Leader of the Free World could be sued or charged with a crime for the outburst.

Seriously — she really did.

So what law did Trump break? According to Joy, he incited violence toward Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and cowfart fighter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Whoopi also characterized it as “possibly inviting violence.”

But back to Joy…from the horse’s mouth:

“He doesn’t care or doesn’t acknowledge the fact that what he is doing is possibly inviting violence towards these women, and women who are saying this is wrong. I don’t like this.”

She then offered this:

“Why can’t he be brought up on charges of hate speech? Why can’t he be sued by the ACLU for hate speech?”



It should be noted that “hate speech” is legal. It’s otherwise known at “free speech.”

It’s also a marvel that an organization for “civil liberties” would sue someone for speaking.

This wasn’t the first time the program’s broached the notion of an arrested Commander-in-Chief.

In March, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara deeply disappointed the gals on ABC’s long-running talker by saying Trump wouldn’t be taken away in cuffs courtesy of the Mueller investigation (here).

Megan noted Joy’s disappointment:

“A lot of people in the country, like Joy, are hoping that the President is going to be walking out of the White House in handcuffs when all of this is over.”

Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?

-ALEX

 

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

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tries To Keep From Bursting Into Tears Over Non-Incriminating Mueller Report

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens Podcast ep. 77 — The Freedom From Independence Edition

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens

An exclusive podcast from RedState about the connections of politics and entertainment, covering the stories from Burbank to The Beltway

It is our first episode back from the July 4th holiday, and Sarah was energized like a bunny with batteries shoved up its…uh, battery compartment. We tried to settle back into the routine while being loaded with content and filled with summertime frivolities.

Movies and entertainment were at the forefront, but there was enough idiocy in the political arena to also entertain us. For instance, we learned the hyper-capitalistic movie studio Disney is promoting a communist agenda! Additionally, the group of new arrivals in D.C. who the press wants in the Hall Of Fame already have behaved like talent-free rookies. We did have our fun with our return to the airwaves.

  • Brad kicked off the show with a review of the new movie release “Crawl”. He would have liked it more except for the pesky facts it was set in his home state of Florida. (Basements? REALLY?!)
  • The freshman “Squad” has turned into the Suicide Squad, as the bumbling ladies have managed to step on rakes, trip over themselves, and become fools at the feet of Trump.
  • As those on the left become desperate to hang the Jefferey Epstein scandal on Donald Trump the facts and realities only hurt their side. One actress even implicates herself in the process.
  • Sarah addresses the fact that we could not simply celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Some woke journalists had to find the woke problematics with that historic event.
  • On the subject of the press dumping trash on the lawn of good news, with the impending release of “The Lion King” the media was in a hot competition to see who could come up with the dumbest hot take on the problematics. (WaPo may have taken this prize.)
  • In Canada the arts-loving leftist activists are actually campaigning to have a movie removed from theaters. The pro-life drama “Unplanned” has been protested, but at least one theater chain CEO had the stones to tell these cranks to grow up.
  • During our absence “Stranger Things 3” came out and we turned that show upside down, as it were. (See what we did there???)

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Video: After Elijah Cummings Accuses the CBP of an “Empathy Deficit”, Jim Jordan Promptly Sets the Record Straight

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Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asks questions to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, during a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Congressional Democrats seem to believe the best approach to solving the issues our nation faces is by first falsely accusing their political opposition of not giving a d*mn about minorities and children. Such was the case today at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on border conditions.

NPR reports:

Democrats pushed back against what oversight committee chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., called [acting DHS Secretary] McAleenan’s attempts to “sugarcoat” conditions for detained migrants.

When McAleenan insisted his agency was doing its “level best,” Cummings shot back: “What does that mean? What does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on, man. What is that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings.”

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., held up pictures of men and children at DHS faculties she said she visited, saying, “This would not be allowed as a kennel for dogs.” But McAleenan said Congress specifically excluded funding for more beds at facilities run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, exacerbating the overcrowded conditions there.

McAleenan also fired back after Cummings suggested that border patrol agents had an “empathy deficit”:

“I can tell you that I am at a point where I begin to wonder whether there is an empathy deficit,” Cummings said while questioning McAleenan.

McAleenan objected to the suggestion from Cummings.

“I just wonder why would an agency if they have a deficiency of empathy, create a Border Search Trauma and Rescue team to try to protect people that are making this dangerous crossing and make over 4,000 rescues a year, on their own time with the collateral duty apply to be emergency medical technicians so they can help people in dangerous conditions,” McAleenan said.

“Where’s the deficit of empathy there?” he added.

Cummings later clarified he was referring to the “zero tolerance” policy that resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families. Cummings and McAleenan also agreed to travel to the border together.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member on the committee, was particularly incensed over Cummings’s accusation of the CBP allegedly having an “empathy deficit.” Watch the video below, as Jordan displays a photo taken by former CBP acting Commissioner John Sanders of agents assisting a child at the border. Jordan then asks if the photo looks like a display of an “empathy deficit.”

McAleenan is also seen in the video explaining more about what the Border Search Trauma and Rescue team does. He also noted that a majority of the agents who worked for the border patrol were of Latino descent – a point Jordan emphasized:

Nice work by both Jordan and McAleenan to speak out on behalf of the men and women who work the border tirelessly every day. The vast majority of them are good and decent people doing their jobs.

The fact that most of them are Latino members of the community who are working to help Latino migrants who are attempting to cross the border also just goes to show you how utterly despicable the blanket accusations of “racism” by The Squad and others against the agents actually are.

Related –>> Rep. Jim Jordan at Obamacare Hearing: “How Can You Undermine Something That’s Already Failed?” (Video)

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America is Out-Performing the “Medical Paradise” of Canada In Procedure Wait Times

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In the course of every debate about Medicare in the United States, someone on the left will eventually bring up Canada. Glorious Canada, where medicine flows freely down panacea rivers and Canadians don’t have to pay a dime for it. 

Only none of that is true. It’s a horrendous healthcare system with horrible wait times, excessive costs via taxes, and you’re forced to pay for everybody’s bad decisions in regard to how they lived their life. Regardless of this being the reality, leftists like Sen. Bernie Sanders will tell you how much better Canada’s healthcare system is as opposed to America where, from the sounds of it, we have people dying in the streets over it.

This is odd, seeing as how in Canada you may be waiting quite a bit for care once it’s proven that you need it. You’re made to wait long periods for treatment as your condition worsens over time.

But in America, you’re far more likely to get that treatment ASAP.

According to the Foundation for Economic Education, a new study by the Fraser Institute shows just how fast America is in getting care to those who need surgeries compared to its Canadian cousin:

Surgeries are scheduled after patients are seen by the surgeon, and most people see surgeons only after a referral by either their primary care physician in America, or their general practitioner in Canada. In the United States, 70 percent of patients are able to be seen by specialists less than four weeks after a referral. In Canada, less than 40 percent were seen inside of four weeks.

After being advised that they need a procedure done, only about 35 percent of Canadians had their surgery within a month, whereas in the United States, 61 percent did. After four months, about 97 percent of Americans were able to have their surgery, whereas Canada struggled to achieve 80 percent.

America is significantly outperforming Canada in surgery wait times even as it’s likely that tens of thousands of Canadians come here to use the American system.

America’s healthcare system isn’t perfect. That much is clear. However, it still beats Canada’s.

 

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