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Light in a Dark Place: Chick-fil-A Manager Delivers Kindness to a 96-Year-Old Man in a Story That’ll Brighten Your Day

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Want another story to increase your love for America’s favorite chicken joint?

In Maryland Thursday, a 96-year-old World War II veteran entered a Chick-fil-A “almost in tears.”

Rudy Somoza, a manager at the restaurant, recounted the situation to CNN:

“He was shaking, almost in tears saying he barely made it to the store on three tires because one was bad. As soon as he finished his sentence, Daryl informed me he needed to help this gentleman right now.”

“Daryl” would be head manager Daryl Howard, who’s worked at the closed-on-Sunday franchise for nearly a decade. He left the counter to make a difference in the life of someone who served his country back when war meant looking into the eyes of your enemy. A time when Americans voluntarily chose to fight out of a deeply-rooted patriotism.

Rudy continued:

“[D]aryl jumped into action without hesitation.”

15 minutes later, the deed was done. And it’s the kind a helping hand — it seems to me — of which we could use much more in this current climate of political vitriol and social media narcissism.

While talking heads are touting “diversity” and progressivism, our real strengths as a nation are much simpler and not so nearly faddish: What makes for a greater world are liberty and kindness.

Two fast-food managers apparently agree, at least in part.

“His action of kindness was beautiful,” Rudy noted. “Daryl has always been so helpful to anyone in need and deserves this recognition.”

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More Reason To Love It: Chick-Fil-A Employee Jumps Out The Window & Saves A Little Boy’s Life In The Drive-Thru (Video)

-ALEX

 

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Dem Rep. Greg Meeks Threatens to Primary AOC As the Civil War Goes Nuclear

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It’s actually getting hard to keep up at this point with all the volleys being lobbed in the Democrats’ ongoing civil war.

Just yesterday, we had a Democrat Rep. Clay light Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff up for their very public attacks against other caucus members. Those included AOC insinuating racism against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as a tweet accusing moderate Democrats of being like segregationists.

“It shows you how weak their argument is when they have to resort and direct racist accusations toward Speaker Pelosi … it’s very disappointing to me,” Clay said.

The Missouri Democrat also described Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as “juvenile” and “ignorant.”…

…“It shows you how ignorant and little history [Chakrabarti] knows, how ignorant he is to American history. How dare he,” Clay said.

A few days before that, AOC was sniping at Pelosi for making her do actual work as a Congressional member. Pelosi had previously downplayed AOC and her “squad” as having no following and just being four votes. Without continuing, rest assured there are many more examples just from the past few weeks. The cold war has certainly gone hot at this point.

Another Democrat Representative has jumped into the fray now. Rep. Greg Meeks (D-CA) took a not veiled at all shot at AOC and her “Justice Democrats” sycophants, who have been trying to primary Congressional Black Caucus members, among others.

Here’s The New York Daily News with the comments.

In an interview with the Daily News, Meeks fumed over Ocasio-Cortez’s recent racial beef with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushed back against her left-wing allies at Justice Democrats for openly backing insurgent candidates trying to unseat members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

He also said the CBC can play the same game.

“Primaries go two ways,” Meeks said when asked whether his wing of the party would consider challenging progressive members next year, including Ocasio-Cortez. “If someone picks a fight with somebody else, you fight back. That’s what my parents told me.”

Meeks would go on to wink and nod that there aren’t any “current” plans to primary the socialist queen, but come on, it’s abundantly clear what he’s threatening above.

At this point, I’d be shocked if no one challenges AOC and no doubt Pelosi is working out the logistics of that behind the scenes. A well funded, liberal candidate could likely give the incumbent a real run for her money, as she’s not even wildly popular in her own district. AOC has has made a lot of enemies, especially after costing her constituents millions of dollars in investments and wages by nonsensically running Amazon off.

Also contained in the Daily News article is this gem from an anonymous Congressional Democrat, supposedly in leadership.

A Democratic leadership source, who only spoke on condition of anonymity, was harsher.

“Justice Democrats in general are trust fund kids who are funding this with their parents’ money,” the source said, blasting the progressive group as “elitist” for criticizing black lawmakers from poor districts who take corporate donations. “It’s offensive for CBC members when these elites are looking down on them when they don’t have the financial ability to say, ‘I don’t want that money.’”

As RedState’s streiff reported on today, that saw AOC squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley respond by basically calling the CBC uncle toms.

Here’s what the Democrats can do with all this chaos.

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We’ll see how Justice Democrats responds. There have been rumors they may try to primary Meeks and these latest comments only add more gasoline to the fire. On the other side of the equation, there’s also some rumblings that AOC’s district may be redistricted out of existence. If that happens, I might die from the sheer overload of schadenfreude.

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POPCORN. Ayanna Pressley Comes Within Inches Of Calling the Congressional Black Caucus Oreos

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FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks during a debate at the University of Massachusetts, in Boston. She is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Quite a day at the DailyKos Nutroots Nation conference.

The panel everyone is going to be talking about for the next few days was the keynote session titled Making Herstory: The Women who are Shifting the Balance of Power in Washington
and if featured, among others, the little commies who are now engaged in a civil war with Nancy Pelosi: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. You can watch the whole session on Facebook if you think you can stomach it. If you’re not up to it, the odious Dave Weigel was there doing the play-by-play.

Netroots panel kicking off w @IlhanMN: “There’s a constant struggle with people who have power about sharing that power. And we are not really in the business of asking to share that power; we are in the business of grabbing that power to return it to the people.”

Up next, @AyannaPressley says that she is fed up with “palace intrigue,” not much mystery about what she means.

The panel is moderated by @aimeeallison, who is not interested in litigating Tweet Tweek, though she nodded at it in her intro. Moving conversation to child separation. @RashidaTlaib:”This is a whole generation of children who will never forget what our nation did to them.”

.@AyannaPressley: “What is happening in these ICE facilities where they pilot how they can abuse privacy rights, how they can abuse human rights, and they scale that up.” But notes that black and brown people disproportionately work for CBP.

“They are now a cog in this machine of oppression of people who look just like them.”

Quoting what a colleague said to her, @IlhanMN: “If there were dogs in those cages, every single member of Congress would vote to make sure those cages didn’t exist.”

Moderator brings up impeachmnt with @RashidaTlaib: “We’re gonna impeach the MFer, don’t worry,” she says.

Omar is recounting her questioning of Elliot Abrams in the Foreign Affairs committee: “[Knowing] the trail of blood that he has left in South and Central America. I wasn’t about to let him come and talk to us about what he was doing in Venezuela.”

Pressley seeming to hit back at the criticism from the CBC et al: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.”

*black FACES that don’t want etc

This is the Pressley quote

Then Pressley weighed in

This is patent bullsh**. In the context of the panel, she’s clearly saying two things. That black or brown or sexually deviant representatives only speak for people like them and people who aren’t like them can just f*** right off. She’s also saying by implication that the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are disloyal to their own heritage presumably because they are supporting Nancy Pelosi.

The Democrats, both establishment and “Justice” varieties can try to tamp this down but the fact is that the Justice Democrats have no interest in winning the 2020 election–Trump is a much better foil for them than any Democrat–and probably no interest in retaining the House if that means that the Democrat caucus has a lot of members who are from purple districts or who are trying to hold onto seats in Red districts. They want a more cohesive and more radical majority in charge before trying to gain control. This is nearly a remake of the Menshevik-Bolshevik split in Revolutionary Russia.

Just this week, AOC accused Nancy Pelosi of fomenting death threats against her and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, called both Blue Dog Democrats left in the House the equivalent of segregationists

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and he said another Democrat might not be racist but that she supported racist policies. This latter comment drew a response from the House Democrat caucus:

Despite the excuse-making Pressley is engaged in, her meaning was quite clear. The existing minority leadership in the House, people who cut their teeth on the Civil Rights struggle, have forgotten where they come from and basically, as Omar called Hispanic Border Patrol agents, “cog[s] in the machine of oppression.”

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National Geographic Sees Problems with The Lion King…Not Over Biology but Feminism

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The only way to make your hot take on a cartoon any dumber is to inject social politics.

It is always a staple of the social activism brigade to take the moment of a major Hollywood release and come up with some manner of contrived outrage to justify a think piece. These treatises on problematics, toxicity, and any other alleged social crime portrayed on screen are easily dismissed as the attention-seeking shrieking that they are.

It does need to be addressed however when a source of supposed scientific seriousness descends into the social scold strata. (Forgive the alliterative content.)

Disney is poised to release what is expected to be the biggest hit of the summer, the live action (that is, computer animated) remake of its classic hit “The Lion King”. This has a number of scribes scrambling to come up with their incisive interpretation of the triggering content, but why would National Geographic feel the need to wade into the social swamp? Their writer Erin Biba declared she was approached by the magazine to address what they saw as a problem with the story.

Right off at the start, the concept of questioning the veracity of an animal-based family film is a ridiculous proposition. Over the generations we have been weaned on classics that have been populated with a wide variety of animal depictions, and there has not been confusion over the portrayals being accurate. We have not needed an authoritative voice to inform us that animals do not, in fact, speak fluently. Jane Goodall was not called in to correct us that orangutans do not scat like Louis Prima (“The Jungle Book”), nor was a dog whisperer employed to let us know that terriers do not in fact sing Billy Joel tunes (“Oliver & Company”).

The main zoological issue for Nat Geo is that in the wild lions are ruled by the female family members. Males are more itinerant, the reason being that bloodlines need to remain pure. If the National Geographic staff thought they could use the film’s arrival as a teaching moment of lion pride dynamics, that is a wise move. But to couch the inaccuracies on screen as being a feminist issue is a dose of unneeded hysterics. But be assured, that is a problem.

Unless you’re a Lion King superfan, it’s a pretty good bet that you can’t remember the name of Simba’s mom. All the male lions have central and memorable roles in the film.

The opportunism here is evident that these complaints were not offered up in 1994, when the original was released, nor for the long-running Broadway production of the same. It feels absolutely ridiculous to descend into this level of discourse, but there was a dramatic rationale behind departing from the biological facts for “The Lion King”.

The story mirrors that of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, in which familial infighting for the crown takes place. Had they made an “accurate” portrayal of a lion pride you have sisters killing each other, and casting a niece out of the family. This would be done all to steal power in the name of avarice.

Not only does this fail to deliver an uplifting feminist message, consider the lecture we would be delivered had they feminized “Hamlet”. We would be hearing about how it is a poisonous portrayal of women onscreen while departing from the nurturing reality of females in the lion ecosystem. In other words, nothing at all would change.

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Pastor of Liberal Church Gets Fired After She Takes Christian Conference Attendees to Buy Toys – at a Sex Shop

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Here’s a Saturday story for ya.

In 2014, a famous liberal Manhattan church found its first female pastor in mid-40’s Amy Butler. Pretty spiffy.

But the spiff didn’t last — Pastor Amy had to recently be let go, following a formal harassment claim against her.

She had a good shot: The non-legalistic church is known for its laid-back attitude toward homosexuality and left-wing political stances on illegal immigration and climate change.

Outside of sporting a MAGA hat, what’s a girl gonna do to get canned?

The divorced mother of three figured it out. She took two fellow ministers and a flock member on a field trip — to a sex shop. While there, she bought one of the Good News-bringers a vibrator. And they didn’t want it.

But oh, what a trip it was: The gang shot over to the Smitten Kitten while in Minneapolis for a religious conference. She reportedly pulled out the church credit card and joked, “Is this a church business expense?”

Nicely done.

Amy bought a blue, $200 bunny-shaped vibrator for her single-mom-of-two collared compadre who was celebrating her 40th birthday — “as well as more pleasure gadgets for the congregant and herself,” as per the New York Post. Ames offered to purchase a sex toy for the other minister as well — a gay man in a committed relationship.

He declined.

Fox News reports:

The sex toy incident was apparently the final straw amid mounting concerns from the Riverside Church Council about Butler’s judgment, as she was seeking a $100,000 raise. She has a $250,000 annual salary and $8,000 monthly housing allowance — on top of other cushy benefits.

Wow — no wonder she went for the 2-Benjamin bunny.

But wait — there’s more. As relayed by Slate, the firing may’ve been for something different entirely:

Supporters told the [New York Times] that the dismissal came after Butler accused a member of the church’s governing council of leaving her inappropriate gifts (including a T-shirt reading “Sweet Bitch”) and making suggestive comments to her and other female ministers. “There is absolutely no doubt that sexism played a role,” one supporter told the Times.

That church has some interesting things going on.

Either way, sometime around July 7th, Interim Senior Minister Michael Livingston announced via the house of worship’s website Ms. Butler’s departure:

“Rev. Dr. Amy Butler and the Riverside Church Council are announcing that after five years of leadership, Pastor Amy will not be renewing her contract as senior minister. The Council thanks Pastor Amy for her leadership and asks all congregants to pray for her continued ministry as a leader in the progressive Christian world.”

Progressive = Buying a blue bunny vibrator for your single-mom pastor friend and offering an anal device for your fellow gay minister while trying to shrug off your “Sweet Bitch” shirt from the church councilman.

Progress sure has changed since I was a kid.

So has — my gosh — so has church trips.

-ALEX

 

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Not a Great Moment For Kamala Harris As She Explains Her Position on Illegal Border Crossings (VIDEO)

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) just wasn’t her usual calm, cool and collected self during Friday’s appearance on “The View.”

“I’m going to try to make this as quick and dirty as possible. You’re for decriminalizing border crossings, you’re one of the people that raised your hand at the debate. Do you agree with AOC that we should get rid of DHS altogether?,” co-host Megan McCain asked.

Harris responded:

That is not correct. I am not in favor of decriminalizing um, or not having um consequences for, we have to keep, let me just be very clear. We have to have a secure border but I am in favor of saying we are not going to treat people who are undocumented and cross the border as criminals, that is correct.

What we cannot do is have any more policy like we have under this current president that is about inhumane conduct, that is about putting babies in cages, that is about separating children from their parents and we have got to have policy that is about passing comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway toward citizenship.

I would not make it a crime punishable by jail. It should be a civil enforcement issue but not a criminal enforcement issue.

Even though she managed to contradict herself before clarifying her answer, the words themselves were not the problem.  The trouble was in Harris’ delivery of the answer. Gone was the typical self-assured demeanor that we expect from her, similar to the manner in which she questioned then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the senate confirmation hearings last fall.

The exchange with McCain can be seen at 0:50 in the video below.

Harris was one of eight senators who raised their hands at the last Democratic debate indicating her support for decriminalizing illegal border crossers.

Obama’s former Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. opposes this position. He told the Washington Post, “That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open  borders. That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.”

Let’s hope Kamala has a few moments like this in the next debate.

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President Trump Wins A Victory Over Sanctuary Cities in the Ninth Circuit

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Will wonders never cease.

One of the most dysfunctional elements in our notoriously dysfunctional immigration system is the ability of municipalities to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” In essence, this means that cities refuse to cooperate with efforts by ICE to apprehend and deport illegal aliens, even criminals, because OrangeManBad. While I think that this is patently illegal and folks should be indicted for this–name another federal law enforcement issue where anyone puts up with this bullsh**, is there a sanctuary city for automatic weapons?–my bottom line opinion is that if the citizens of those cities want to live in a Third World sh** hole overrun by a criminal population, then they should be allowed to vote to make that happen. Where my line is drawn is when these goons demand that the federal government take my money to support their effort. That was the issue in a case called City of Los Angeles vs. William Barr that was decided yesterday in the Ninth Circuit.

The Justice Department awards several billion dollars in grants each year targeted towards particular outcomes. One of the major ones is via Community Oriented Policing Services. The process works like this. A municipality submits a grant proposal. DOJ scores the grant against criteria published in the grant application. The scores are rank ordered. Projects are funded in rank order until funds are exhausted.

In 2017, Los Angeles applied for a grant, it had received money in just about every year since the program started and thought it was a gimme. In the 2017 application, one of the items scored by DOJ was cooperation with immigration enforcement. Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, got a big, fat goose egg in that area. That loss of points placed LA below the cut line. So they did what any other leftist does when they lose, they went to a friendly judge and filed a lawsuit. And, because this was California, the judge in the case (a Lyndon B. Freakin Johnson appointee) decided that he was Galactic Commander.

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions.

Los Angeles officials called the injunction a “complete victory” and a “dagger” in the Trump administration’s tactics to use federal funding as a weapon against cities that do not comply with its immigration policies.

The city says it was denied federal funding for community policing programs because it refuses to let ICE agents into jails to ask detainees about their immigration status. It sued the Justice Department this past September seeking an injunction.

In its complaint, Los Angeles said the Justice Department withheld two grants and called the conditions unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real ruled the federal government’s conditions violate the General Welfare Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the state’s rule-making procedures.

Real also granted the nationwide injunction, which blocks the federal government from putting conditions on Justice Department grants and other funds.

This is obvious nonsense. No one has a right to a grant. Moreover, no one has a right to a grant from the Justice Department when it refuses to enforce US law. This judge, in essence, ruled that a grantor agency has zero authority to decide the criteria for awarding grants.

The administration appealed. The ruling came down yesterday.

A federal appeals court on Friday gave President Trump a rare legal victory in his efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, upholding the Justice Department’s decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.

The 2-to-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued last year by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The appeals court said awarding extra points in the application process to cities that cooperate was consistent with the goals of the grant program created by Congress.

“The Department is pleased that the Court recognized the lawful authority of the Administration to provide favorable treatment when awarding discretionary law-enforcement grants to jurisdictions that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws,” the Justice Department said in an emailed statement.

The judges in the majority were both Bush appointees, the dissent was a Clinton appointee, for those of you keeping score and believe that Chief Justice Roberts was huffing Lysol when he claimed “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”

The great thing about this decision, in addition to merely being sane and coming from the Ninth Circuit, is that it lays out a clear road map for the Trump Administration to begin choking off the flow of federal cash to municipalities that are at war with the nation’s immigration policy. You can nearly bet that the 2019 round of grants will be full of these conditions.

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Democrat Representative Accuses Former ICE Director of Racism in Hearing, It Doesn’t Go Well

Earlier this morning, my RedState colleague streiff shared a verbal beatdown by former ICE Director Tom Holman of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it yet, but once you are finished here, go watch it and enjoy. Trust me, it’s worth the time.

Holman wasn’t done embarrassing know nothing, grandstanding Congressional members though. Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-IL) decided it’d be a good idea to spend his questioning ranting about how Holman doesn’t care about kids that aren’t the same color as him, because charging racism is all these people have.

It didn’t go well.

Garcia rants about internment camps, asks Holman if he has kids, accuses Holman of racism toward children, and then asserts that Holman was purposely harming immigrants because that’s the state of political discourse coming from the Democratic party right now.

Make sure you watch until the end, as Holman is inexplicably shut down by Cummings at first after Garcia was allowed to make his disgusting comments unabated. Funny how Cummings never gets animated or cares about keeping time until it’s someone like Holman trying to respond to the deranged rantings of a Democrat on the Committee.

After a Republican Congressman points out that it’s ridiculous to not be allowed to fully respond to the string of slanderous “questions” pointed at Holman, the former ICE Director unloads again. Here’s the second part of his response.

“I’ve saw many dead bodies coming across this border. And you want to talk about the memo, this memo’s one option to stop death. Not just enforce the law, to stop death. If you want to legalize illegal immigration, good luck with that, because it’s going to get a hell of a lot worse on that border if you say “from now on there will be no consequences, no deterrents, it’s not illegal to come to this country illegally, more families will come, 31% of women will be raped, more children will die. We are a nation of laws. If you don’t like it sir, change it. You’re the legislator, I’m the executive branch and I’ve served my country honorably for 34 years and I will not sit here and have anybody say that I don’t care about children because they’re not the same color as my children.”

Holman is making an argument I’ve made many times on this site. Emotional appeals for open borders are nonsensical. They feel good but they simply put thousands of more people in danger. The more you incentivize illegal border crossings, the richer the cartels get, the more women are raped, and the more children die on the harsh journey. Is that humane? Of course it’s not. It’s irresponsible and harmful. Unintended consequences are not wiped away because a bunch of liberals get good feels from talking about not enforcing immigration laws.

The dishonest garbage that surrounds this debate is sickening. Holman served this country for 34 years as a police officer and at the border. He knows far more about this situation than some grand-standing Representative from Chicago who’s nowhere near the border and has no idea of the challenges they face, nor how to fix them. The accusations of racism have grown tired and no one is buying this anymore.

While Democrats may look at this exchange and think they scored points, voter attitudes on illegal immigration are actually shifting in Trump’s favor. As I wrote recently, a full 67% supported asking about citizenship on the census. When every Democrat endorsed free healthcare for illegal immigrants at the first primary debate, polling showed a majority against them. A majority are also against decriminalizing the border because that’s an obviously illogical, idiotic idea that would cause further chaos.

The President and Republicans need to stay the course here. Not for political reasons alone, but because it’s the right, humane thing to do. Open borders will only lead to more rapes, more deaths, and richer drug cartels. In the meantime, it’s good to see someone like Holman stand up to what was clearly a disingenuous accusation of racism. I have a feeling Cummings won’t be allowing him back to testify.

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Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘

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House Democrats are fed up with the “squad” and especially peeved because they chose to play the race card. The caucus has made it clear they stand with Pelosi in this feud and they fire back at AOC’s Chief of Staff in a very amusing way.

The squad includes AOC (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

In the latest skirmish, House Dems responded to a tweet written two weeks ago by AOC’s Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, about Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS). She is a Native American.

I think the point still stands. I don’t think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats. I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system.

The House Dems responded by playing the race card, kind of like the fabulous freshman four they played on Nancy Pelosi.

Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color? Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice. She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue. KeepWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   HerWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   NameWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   OutWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   OfWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   YourWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020   Mouth.

Conservatives find the ongoing feud to be extremely entertaining and several responded to the tweet.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis responded: “The Twitter account of the House Democrat caucus just dropped a nuke on AOC’s chief of staff. LOL.”

Fox News’ Lisa Boothe: The Democrat Party is officially going nuclear on AOC and it is a thing of beauty.

The Washington Examiner’s T. Beckett Adams: I don’t want this to end.

Other responses:

“You guys really don’t want the oval office huh?”

“Nancy Pelosi: “@HouseDemocrats official account.”

“No, no, no, no, all wrong. You’re supposed to accuse the House Dems of promoting white supremacy. No arguing about the rules. Stay woke.”

“This is fantastic.”

Looks like AOC may have overestimated her import to the Democratic Party this time. Glad to see the House Democrats aren’t listening to Pelosi and are continuing their feud in the public eye. Hope it continues. It is rather sweet.

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AOC Suffers Third Degree Burns Over 90% Of Her Butt After This Encounter With Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan

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Much of the lackluster American intelligensia, or what passes for it, seems to have an inability to distinguish glib from intelligent (that’s how late night comedians became the thought leaders of the Democrat party). This is certainly the case with freshman communist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If any other human had uttered the patent nonsense that has emanated from this person’s mouth, they would have been given the Dan Quayle treatment long ago. But because of the effortless and pseudo-lucid way in which she spouts stunningly stupid statements, people claim she’s smart. (To be frank, much of this is pushed by sexually frustrated hipsters who thing if they White Knight her that she may notice them. Seriously, when was the last time you heard a member of Congress praised for a high school science fair project? Or being called a “scholar” because you have a bachelor’s degree?)

But what happens when she goes up against someone who actually understands the subject matter, who is smart, and who recognizes that AOC compares unfavorably to your random bag of clawhammers? We now have the answer to that.

Former Border Patrol Chief and former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan testified before the House Oversight Committee today. He came loaded for bear. He slammed unnamed members of Congress who had denigrated Border Patrol and ICE agents. And told Congress if they didn’t like the situation that they should fix it. But the real fireworks came when AOC tried to show off her intelligence.

Guys I’m not going to give you a transcript of this because I want you to watch it.

Even Vox.com couldn’t ignore the beat down.

AOC tried to respond with more of her SuperiorKnowledgeTM

But that is bullsh**, too. People seeking asylum remain free to apply for asylum at ports of entry, they simply have to stay in Mexico or Canada while their case is adjudicated.

This woman is profoundly and dangerously stupid. It isn’t because she can’t learn. It is because she has convinced herself, and has had that conviction reinforced by the media and other influencers, that she already possesses a masterly of every subject from immigration policy to economics to climatology. The only lesson she learned from this is that some old white guy didn’t kiss her butt. But I think a lot of other people are learning something very, very different.

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