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In Tweet Rebuking Steve King, AOC Accidentally Reminds People of Her Party’s Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

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In the aftermath of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY-14) absurd comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps last Monday night, the freshman Congresswoman has received a number of invites to visit actual concentration camps in order to educate herself on the vast differences between the two.

One such invite came from a Holocaust remembrance group called “From the Depths”, who posted a letter to her on Friday inviting her to take time during her summer break to visit Auschwitz for a guided educational tour:

A Holocaust commemoration group on Friday invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to tour the Nazi death camp Auschwitz with a 93-year-old survivor.

Jonny Daniels, the founder of From the Depths, wrote the open invitation to the progressive freshman asking her to participate in the educational tour during her summer recess from Congress.

From the Depths president Edward Mosberg, a Holocaust survivor, would travel with her for the tour, which includes visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen and Majdanek concentration camps.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA-4), who is not high on anyone’s list in Congress these days, posted a link to the story about the invite and encouraged Ocasio-Cortez to take the group up on their offer:

AOC responded, and in the process accidentally reminded people not just of her party’s growing tolerance for anti-Semitism within their ranks, but also her own:

In at least one regard, she’s right. Not only did the House GOP rightly strip King of all his committee assignments, but he was also overwhelmingly rebuked by the House by name.

But her tweet also brings to mind how House Democrats – at AOC’s urging – not only refused to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) by name over her repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes, but they passed a watered-down “anti-hate” resolution instead of one specific to anti-Semitism and let her keep her assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In other words, she wasn’t punished at all for her reprehensible comments.

Reminding AOC of her party’s blatant duplicity – as well as her own – on calling out specific members for their hate speech needed to be done:

Later, for no other apparent reason other than pure spite, Ocasio-Cortez tagged Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on the conversation:

No doubt she’s still fuming over Cheney taking her to task last week, but did you catch Ocasio-Cortez’s insinuation that she believes there are more Republican members of the House who (secretly?) have the same affinity for white nationalism King does?

This insinuation, I should remind everyone, is coming from a virtue signaling queen who has made repeated excuses for the anti-Semitic actions and words not just of Omar but also of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13). Furthermore, her Democratic Socialist party endorses the anti-Semitic BDS movement. So pot, kettle and all that.

In one of her last tweets on the matter (for Sunday, anyway) AOC went the dishonest route by pretending it was King who issued the invite to visit Auschwitz, not the “From the Depths” group:

Daily Wire‘s Ryan Saavedra called her out on it:

Let’s review re: AOC: An apologist for anti-Semitic Democrats? Check. Disgustingly appropriating the Holocaust for political gain? Check. One of the biggest hindrances to alleviating the humanitarian crisis at the border? Check. Insincere about solving the problem? Check. Dishonest to the core? Check.

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A Study Found 92% of Left-Wing Activists Still Live with Parents, and It’s Not Likely to Get Better

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They’re marching down the street wearing black, their faces obscured by red bandanas or possibly a Guy Fawkes mask. They’re intimidating as they create a mob and chase after you, calling you a fascist and a Nazi because you don’t share their extreme ideology. They’re marching down the street bashing in car windows and vandalizing storefronts. They’re going to do all it takes to stop fascism and hate speech.

But they have to hurry this along because they have to be home before 10:30, or else their mom will be totally pissed off.

This is a likely story according to a Berlin study, but this is not a new story. In fact, the Daily Mail published these findings back in 2017 which showed that 92 percent of leftist activists that were arrested in Berlin still live with their parents, and what’s more, a third are completely unemployed:

The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.

Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29.

More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations.

A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.

Why am I writing on it now? Because the story is making the rounds today, and after looking into it, the story likely hasn’t changed.

According to Fox Business, millennials are still living at home two years later:

A recent analysis found that 14 million adults between the ages of 23 to 37 are living with their parents, a sign that some millennials may have financial burdens.

The analysis by ZillowOpens a New Window. determined that 21.9 percent of millennials lived with their parents, up from 12.7 percent in 2000. More millennials chose to stay with their parents in areas where the rents were high. The study surveyed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.

While I’m not automatically assigning millennials to being leftist activists — I just barely fall within the age range myself — I will note that the age range of those living with their parents falls within the age range of those leftists in Berlin who were caught by police and got arrested for leftist radicalism in the streets.

The reasons millennials live with their parents has been evident for a long time. They owe monumental amounts of debt for a degree that is essentially useless. With everyone going for similar jobs, the jobs are all taken up rather quickly. Millennials end up living with mom and dad as they flip burgers and hope an opportunity comes along for solid employment.

Right now, the U.S.’s student collective student loan debt is around $1.5 trillion. Some companies, in order to attract younger workers as their boomers retire off, offer to help pay off the student debt.  This is all well and good, but all the boomers aren’t going to retire out all at once. Hoping you’re one of the millennial replacements is still a lottery.

Imagine you’re a millennial drowning in debt with little to no job prospects. You come home from flipping burgers to find your degree uselessly hanging on your wall. You’re fresh out of college and maybe leftist professors have planted seeds of doubt in your mind about the American system if they haven’t completely turned you against it and made you a raving lunatic. The American system isn’t exactly helping you either.

Then some politicians come along basically telling you that if you join them, they’ll completely wipe away your debt and proceed to promise you all these free things like Medicare for all. They tell you that you’ll be helping make the world a better place, which sounds great to someone who feels useless.

Maybe it started back in college, or maybe it starts online. You join some groups, you meet other people who draw you further in. One thing leads to another and you’re marching the streets chanting nonsense about the system. Maybe things get heated and soon you’re dragged into a confrontation with people who oppose your side. Things get heated and some things happen. You get arrested.

We can trace this back to the University which handed out a degree that’s worth far less than it charged and gave the students ideas that all the worst things they’ve ever heard about America are true. Society drilled it into the student’s mind, however, that without that degree the student would be worthless out of college. He or she worked hard to get that degree in hopes of a better future, only to not get one. It’s the saddest joke on millennials today.

Maybe college isn’t the best idea.

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Cocaine Mitch Decides Actually Working Is More Important Than Democrat Debate Prep

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The Democratic Primary debates start June 26th and 27th. They’ll be getting hard hitting questions from such stalwart journalists as (checks notes)…Rachel Maddow?

You can guess what kind of night it’s going to be. While I expect NBC to do everything they can to protect Joe Biden, perhaps we’ll see some off the script action. The game will be to focus on Trump but eventually, if any of these other candidates want to win, they’ll have to start going after each other.

For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell though, these debates just aren’t that important.

This has some in the media presenting this as playing hardball.

Welcome to 2019, where actually asking elected officials to work is considered controversial.

While Cocaine Mitch probably had sticking it to these do-nothing Democrats in the back of his mind, the truth is that remaining in session is absolutely crucial right now. They were already scheduled to be off the first week of July. While most of us get a single day off (and some no day off), Congress gets the entire week for some reason.

That means that there’s no way to take Thursday and Friday off, as working on immigration issues is vital right now. Trump agreed to a two week delay in a major ICE deportation operation after Pelosi requested it. While a deal is unlikely, you can’t make an attempt at one if you take that entire two weeks off.

While CNN wants to spin this as underhanded politics from those mean ole Republicans, it’s actually completely normal. There are always proceedings on Wednesday and Thursday.

As it stands though, most of the 2020 Democrat candidates who double as Senators will skip things anyway, because actually doing their job is less important than preening on MSNBC for a primary they won’t win anyway.

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God Almighty, There’s Another Democrat Running Now

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The Democratic Party is suffering from a major identity crisis. This isn’t new information, of course, but it seems to keep getting worse.

Just yesterday, former Rep. Joe Sestak announced he was entering the Democratic primary, bringing the count to 24. That’s right, folks, two dozen Democrats are now vying for the chance to run against Donald Trump in 2020.

Now I would be lying if I told you all 24 had a chance. In fact, only a small handful are really getting any media coverage at all. I don’t expect the race to be that complex when it comes down to it, but that’s not because there is someone who just stands out and is likely to win it.

Even if it’s a small handful – say six or seven of those candidates – who actually stand a chance, each of them are in a desperate race to out-progressive the next. In doing so, they are going to put themselves into a fairly dangerous position.

I have argued, and will continue to argue, that if the American public were looking for an alternative to Trump, it would be in the form of a centrist candidate. Those who exist in the Democratic Party are not trying to run for President. They are mostly the Nancy Pelosi’s and the other, older Democrats who don’t want to go off the deep end in response to Trump.

But the ones who are running are going crazy in trying to out-crazy the next candidate, and the result is a far-left primary that very few Americans that would need to be persuaded to join up would be willing to do so.

That’s what makes this primary so hilarious. The successful candidates in the primary are the ones going full-socialist in an effort to show themselves as totally opposite Trump in policy. In all actually, the path to beating Trump is way easier if you were to target him from the center, not the left. However, the Sestaks of the Democratic Party aren’t going to do that.

They’ll continue to push further and further left, and Trump can just laugh and work his way toward a victory in 2020.

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Wow: Tucker Carlson Calls National Security Advisor John Bolton a ‘Bureaucratic Tapeworm’

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[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=MR3h-_ZPgiQ]

 

Here’s a put-down you may not have heard before.

On Friday, Tucker Carlson gave National Security Advisor John Bolton a severe tongue-lashing, calling the official a “bureaucratic tapeworm.”

How’s that for original.

Tucker was excoriating John for, in his view, pushing from within the administration for a war with Iran.

The comment came in the aftermath of a tense sequence of events — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday. Subsequently, the President eyed an attack, ultimately pulling back due to the projected casualties (here).

Trump expressed his preference for something more “proportionate.”

Tucker played a clip highlighting the above, capping it wth the wish that “our leaders contemplating war” would ask that “most basic of all questions.”



“The whole thing, in the end, offended his sense of decency,” Tucker praised. But, he asserted, “Policymakers in Washington crave a war with Iran”

The host cut to “CNN’s 36-year-old national security analyst attack the President yesterday.”

And then:

“Only in foreign policy circles do people say things that stupid. In fact, last night was a high point in the Trump presidency. … Ill-advised wars are like doing cocaine: The initial rush rises your poll numbers, but the crash is inevitable and in this case, it would be horrible.

How’d we get so close to war with Iran?

According to Carlson, in so many words, a bunch of people don’t care about its cost.

Tucker profiled “Left-wing New York Times columnist Bret Stephens” who “took a break from attacking Donald Trump” to celebrate “neocon” John Bolton’s hiring in April of 2018.  “Stevens assured MSNBC viewers that John Bolton was a great choice because he would push the president toward war.”

Next, the host played war-friendly (harsh and hilarious) clips of Bolton, followed by this:

“John Bolton is a kind of bureaucratic tapeworm. Try as you might, you can’t expel him. He seems to live forever in the bowels of the federal agencies, periodically reemerging to cause pain and suffering — but critically somehow never suffering himself.

“His life really is Washington in a nutshell: Blunder into obvious catastrophes again and again, refuse to admit blame, and then demand more of the same. That’s the John Bolton life cycle. In between administration jobs, there are always cushy think-tank posts, paid speaking gigs, cable news contracts. War may be a disaster for America, but for John Bolton and his fellow neocons, it is always good business.”

Wow.

Watch the video above. And never get into an insult match with Tucker Carlson.

-ALEX

 

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President Trump Warns Iran: War Would Bring ‘Obliteration Like You’ve Never Seen Before’

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During a taped interview Friday — which aired on Sunday’s Meet the Press — President Trump warned that, if the U.S. attacks Iran over its development of nuclear weapons, things are gonna get reeeal ugly:

“I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that. But you can’t have a nuclear weapon. You want to talk? Good. Otherwise you can have a bad economy for the next three years.”

Notably, Trump explained that he’s willing to have a sit-in with Iranian leaders to prevent such a Middle East malady.



The Prez’s remarks come after Friday’s hubbub over Iran’s Revolutionary Guard having shot down a U.S. spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz (here), which occurred amid already significant tension (here and here).

Trump called off a strike “10 minutes” before it was set for launch, citing the projected casualties.

Speaking to host Chuck Todd, the Commander-in-Chief called it a “modest but pretty, pretty heavy attack schedule.”

As I covered previously, for now, sanctions are the name of the game (here). They begin Monday.

But no matter what — and no matter what it takes to stop it — Trump warned, “They cannot have a nuclear weapon. … They cannot have a nuclear weapon. They’d use it. And they’re not going to have a nuclear weapon.”

-ALEX

 

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Woke Collision: San Fran Homeless Advocates Go to War with Gay Sushi Restaurant Over a Rock Where a Body Should Be

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San Francisco’s an interesting place. If you don’t believe that, then please please check out their Poop Map (here).

Poop tourism may skyrocket at any moment: “How’d you spend your summer vacation?” “We went to San Francisco and saw all the great turds.”

Well, here’s more San Fran news.

A sushi restaurant in a famously gay neighborhood’s been targeted by a group of homeless advocates.

What’s the beef of those who’ve decided livin’ and crappin’ outdoors has its merits? It’s all about a rainbow-colored rock. They seem to believe it’s taking up space that should be allocated for countin’ sheep. See for yourself:

That’s right — the Coalition of Homelessness is mad about a rock, which sits in a zen garden in front of a raw fish joint.

#Priorities

Because what San Francisco needs more than anything else is one more extremely unshowered dude or chick sleeping on the cement.

Coalition on Homelessness publication Street Sheet had this to say:

It was pretty clear to me why a big boulder was there in the alcove. And I thought, “Oh god, now they’re almost pride-washing this anti-homeless piece of architecture. It did strike me as very off, very strange that somebody would go through such lengths to basically turn it into a pride thing in a city where so much of its homeless population identifies as LGBTQ.”

Best I can tell from that, both gay pride and homelessness have been given top-of-the-chart status on the hierarchy of identity politics, and now they’re battling it out like King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Also, concerning the tweet: Please note how stupid the concept of “hate” has become.

Do you hate me? If not, I take it that I can sleep beside your mailbox?

As for the castigation by the home of Rice-A-Roni’s premiere streetpeople guild, what’s a restaurant do to? Well, in this neighborhood, it totally welcomes the (vaga)bonding peeps to camp all around.

From SFGate:

[Izakaya Sushi owner Yoshi Tome] loved the rock a lot and he worked really hard to pick it out. He even painted it gold a few times,” said [server Jess Meddock]. “It never occurred to me that it was anti-homeless architecture. [Yoshi] is very much about respect and honor. I remember when I first started, he said that we won’t be like that person in the White House — we will always treat people with respect.”

Furthermore, the staff — who is close to 100 percent LGBTQ, says [beverage director and bar manager Rhonda Richards] — voted to paint the rock rainbow to show their support for and involvement in the community. The owner himself chose to open his restaurant in the historically gay Castro neighborhood for that same reason — to show support, as he has two gay children.

“During Pride we wanted permission to make it colorful,” explained Meddock. “People don’t realize that we’re all queer here, and some have battled with homelessness ourselves.”
While there are no plans to remove the rock, Richards says that there is another “safe space” in the entryway of the restaurant that homeless people are free to use as shelter.

“The intention was to marry the two cultures of the Japanese garden tradition and the queer iconic flag.”

Now everything’s all cool.

As reported by ABC7:

The Coalition on Homelessness has since deleted the tweet, and posted the message: “Ya’ll, we made a mistake! While rocks r a common [part] of anti-homeless architecture, this particular rock is NOT. It’s a Japanese garden. Izakaya Sushi is a valued member of the [community] & is supportive of its homeless neighbors. We apologize & offer deep appreciation to the staff.”

No problem, dude.

So nothing says “woke” like gay, homeless, and Japanese? Maybe so.

Rock on, chart-toppers.

-ALEX

 

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As Biden Trip Over Another Segregationist Gaffe, Conservatives Should Let Him Fall

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What is Joe Biden doing?

That’s the question a lot of people are asking. Last week, Biden found himself embroiled in a controversy, not from the right, but pushed from his left over his tacit praise of segregationists as “civil.” He also made a tone-deaf comment that they never called him “boy,” which only further inflamed matters. Biden was attempting to bolster his image as a guy who can work across the aisle, except in this case the segregationists were his fellow Democrats. The entire thing ended up blowing up in his face as Democrats and media outlets alike began digging up comments in his past that call into question his views on race.

Apparently learning nothing from last week’s episode, Biden has been caught on tape again praising a segregationist. This time it’s his self-described mentor Fritz Hollings.

That happened just yesterday. How do you go from a week of non-stop negative press over comments about segregationists to fondly reminiscing about another segregationist just days later? Biden is a gaffe machine but you’d think he could at least avoid making the same mistake twice in nearly as many days.

Even before this latest screw-up though, I noticed a growing trend among some on the right. Namely, defenses being made of Biden’s remarks.

Take Ben Shapiro’s latest podcast from Friday. During the show, he spends a good amount of time showing how the left’s attacks on Biden are bad faith and driving home how unfair they are.

Now, do I disagree with Ben? No, and he’s one of the only political podcasts I listen too regularly. But I do think Biden’s remarks were stupid and ill-advised. Given that, if the former Vice President is dead set on dousing himself in gasoline and lighting a match, I don’t feel any duty to spray him down with a hose.

Biden represents one of the biggest threats to conservatives in the country right now precisely because he (currently) matches up so well against Donald Trump, specifically in the rust belt states. That could of course change in a general, and I expect the race to close greatly, but I’m speaking only in the present for the purpose of this write up.

In the present, we have a chance to let Biden collapse in on himself. I say let him collapse.

I do not believe that decency or “truth-telling” demands a defense from conservatives of a politician who’s spent decades making bad faith arguments about them and their ideals. Biden couldn’t even be bothered to defend Mike Pence as a person after the left lost their minds over the VP being referred to as a decent guy. Further, would Biden defend Ben Shapiro if someone made an unfair attack against him? Of course not and you wouldn’t expect him to.

That’s not to say we can’t defend and help people on the other side of the aisle but we are only dealing with politics here, not life or death. In my humble opinion, if Biden is choosing to set himself on fire, politically speaking, let him burn.

 

 

 

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Protest Erupts at a Washington Drag Queen Story Hour, & One Claim Seems Too Insane to Be True. Is it?

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This story is insane.

You’ve probably heard of Drag Queen Story Hour, where men dress as women and read to little kids. If you haven’t, check out the controversial public library trend here and here.

The New York Times is for it, via an op-ed: “Leave Drag Queen Story Hour Alone! Trump supporters think men in makeup are a bigger threat to family values than babies in cages.”

Note to the author: When a person is for or against a particular thing, it doesn’t mean they believe it is more or less important than another thing.

Regardless of what anyone believes about the concept of a manly Mother Goose, what happened on June 15th — if reports are to be believed — is flat-out crazy.

In Spokane, Washington, queens descended upon the South Hill Public Library. And it was chaos: approximately 300 people from a group called 500 Mom Strong came to protest; in opposition was another protest group numbering in the hundreds — 500 Drag Queen Strong.

Purportedly, over 30 police officers showed up. New Covenant Baptist Church Pastor Afhsin Yaghtin was arrested for obstructing an officer. He’d insisted he should be allowed to protest closer to the library than the designated area across the street.

Why all the cops?

From The Daily Caller:

[500 Mom Strong organizer Anna Bohach] believes the significant armed presence for the story hour could be a result of the counter-protest organization, 500 Drag Queen Strong, filing false police reports that her group made death threats against them. … She told The Daily Caller that instead, women from 500 Mom Strong have “received several death threats.”

The scene was tense, and emotions high.

Some women from 500 Mom Strong prayed. According to Anna, 500 Drag Queen Strong “yelled and screamed.”

As for the goings-on inside the library, 500 Mom Strong ally Scott Herndon described what he observed in a Facebook post:

“She casts off her clothing in front of two and three-year-olds and four-year-olds, with her hairy armpits and her huge breasts pouring out of her minimal top, and now she’s gonna read this story.”

He wrote that two books were read: Princesses Don’t Always Wear Pink and A Family is a Family is a Family.

Justine Daily brought her two kids to the story time — 13-year-old Shannon, who is gay; and 6-year old Sean, who wore a dress in response to the protest he’d heard would be waiting. Justine’s husband, Goff, asserted, “If Jesus was around today, he would be on this side.”

Now here’s where insanity outdoes itself. This seems too absurd to be true. But if the claims are to be believed…well, here they are, from various sources. You decide:

The Spokesman-Review:

“They had way more (supporters) than we did, which I expected, but it went really well,” Bohach said. “The police presence was a little ridiculous. They had snipers on the roofs. They wouldn’t allow us into the library.”

You read that correctly: Snipers.

The checkpoint to get in the library today included bag checks and metal detectors with 5 personnel. Even the 6 year…

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The Daily Caller:

A SWAT team of two snipers was stationed on the roof of [the] public library…

Bohach told the Caller a city councilman informed her the snipers were from a SWAT team.

From The Blaze:

There also were reports of alleged snipers dressed in camouflage on the library roof. A Spokane County 911 dispatcher supervisor said the individuals in question indeed were snipers “most likely” with the Spokane Police Department SWAT team as opposed to the county SWAT team, the Christian News reported.

As noted by TDC, Anna said a city councilman informed her that the next story time (set for June 22nd) would also be attended by the FBI and U.S. Marshals.

What the frick??

Do you believe there were snipers? Please sound off about all of this in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Nancy Pelosi: the President Has No Power to Strike Iran at All – Unless Approved by Congress

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Headed into the weekend, an Iran strike was at the forefront of the news.

Following the Middle Eastern country’s destruction of a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz Thursday — and amid an already-tense relationship (here and here) — President Trump had noted the U.S. was “cocked and loaded” (here).

The Commander-in-Chief tweeted that he’d stopped a retaliatory strike “10 minutes before,” due to the fact that it would’ve cost 150 lives:

But Friday, Nancy Pelosi emphasized the President has no ability to order a strike at all without congressional approval.

Pelosi said any attack on Iran “must not be initiated” otherwise.

Speaking with reporters after a meeting with White House officials, she made clear she was unaware of any precise military plan:

“We left with the idea that the President was going to consider some options. I did not receive any heads-up that there was a strike that was in the works. … Maybe the other leaders did on the Republican side, but I did not receive any of that.”

As reported by The Hill, during a Situation Room meeting Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told the President he had no power to physically hit back at Iran outside of Congress.

Elizabethe Warren posted the same:

In addition to her comments to the media, Pelosi released the following statement Friday:

We are in an extremely dangerous and sensitive situation with Iran.  We must calibrate a response that de-escalates and advances American interests, and we must be clear as to what those interests are.

“During our meeting with the President at the White House, Congressional Leaders stressed the necessity that we work with our allies and not strengthen the hand of Iran’s hardliners.

“Democratic Leaders emphasized that hostilities must not be initiated without the approval of Congress.

“We have no illusions about the dangerous conduct of the Iranian regime.  This is a dangerous, high-tension situation that requires a strong, smart and strategic approach.”

So what’s the reality? Here’s The Daily Caller:

Although [1973’s War Powers Act] requires the President to consult with Congress “in every possible instance” before deploying troops into war, it grants the Commander-in-Chief 48 hours before telling Congress that the United State military has been sent “into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances.”

For an easy view of politics at work, one may compare the three Democrats’ claims to top Dems’ castigation of George W. Bush’s Iraq War — which they continually blamed on him after the fact, even though many of them voted for it. Now they’re saying nothing happens without their approval; back then, they were distancing themselves from a congressionally-declared war like it was going out of style.

For the moment, The Donald intends “major sanctions” against Iran beginning Monday (here). But military aggression is “always on the table until we get this solved. We have a tremendously powerful military force in that area.”

-ALEX

 

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