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Rumors Swirl that the Dallas Police Chief Is On the Chopping Block After Soaring Murder Rate

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The pressure is increasing on Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall after the murder rate in Dallas is set to reach horrific heights after a decade, and now there are rumors that Hall may be forced out of the position of Chief soon enough.

According to the Dallas Observer, many problems plague the Dallas Police Department. It’s woefully short staffed, it can’t get officers to stick around, and Hall reportedly has her priorities in the wrong place. All of this has caused some to believe that the Chief may be all but done at the department:

A number of people close to or in the police department think getting rid of Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall is an important step toward stemming the catastrophic rise in murders and violent crime in Dallas. I’m not sure I fully understand the anti-Hall animus — always seemed OK to me — but one way or another her days probably are numbered here. It’s really just a question of who does the numbering.

Hall also has a take on crime that many did not like. During a press Q&A, Hall mentioned that crime in Dallas is due to the fact that criminals get out of prison and upon not being able to get a job, turn to crime.

This created a massive amount of backlash, and Hall semi-walked it back in a tweet.

“Today my point was simple,” she Tweeted. “there is no excuse for crime. Crime in general, however, is on the rise in Dallas for many reasons. One of them being the lack of opportunity. In no way, am I using that as an excuse to commit a crime. However, we have to work together as a community to remain vigilant and proactive. I’ve asked our pastoral community, as a beginning, to develop ways to teach people how to resolve disputes without violence and find opportunities without resorting to crime.”

This response did not make Hall look at all competent as she essentially says that their is no excuse for crime and then proceeded to give excuses as to why crime is committed. While she’s not entirely wrong — joblessness after years in prison does drive people to crime and increases recidivism rates — Hall has made it very easy to go back to crime.

As I covered on Tuesday, insiders at the DPD have let us in on how Hall handles crimes, making it seem as if they’re being dealt with when really they’re not. This includes putting high-priority calls into the inboxes of supervising officers so it appears they’re being dealt with when, in fact, the officer is typically waiting around for other officers to become available to answer the call. Due to the low amount of officers available, he could be waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Another source told RedState that Hall dissolved the Vice department and that things like drug trafficking and prostitution essentially get a simple citation instead of an arrest now. Combine that with the fact that the DA has now no interest in prosecuting thefts that cost under $250 and you’ve got yourself a haven from criminals.

From the sound of it, there’s very little separating Hall and her firing except for red tape if that’s the way the Dallas Mayor would choose to go. Onlookers, however, are smelling blood in the water.

 

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Excerpts From Jim Acosta’s New Book Show How Hilariously Self-Aggrandizing It Is

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Jim Acosta is out there risking his life.

He’s currently on a media tour promoting his new book “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.” The studios of CNN and under-attended book signings are his battlefield.

Acosta is in so much danger that he’s teaming up with Dan Rather for a public appearance at Barnes and Noble.

There’s a certain irony about the guy who constantly says “I’m not fake news!” teaming up with one of the godfathers of fake news. Whoever Acosta’s publicist is didn’t think that one through. Maybe Rather can riff on how he hated a President so much that he tried to pass off fake documents on the eve of an election. Acosta might learn a thing or two.

Want an example of just how highly Acosta thinks of himself and his profession? Here’s an excerpt from his new book.

This guy realizes he’s essentially irrelevant right? What real life consequences is he speaking of? I’m assuming he means death threats, of which he’s never produced any, but if he gets them he’s hardly the only media member, politician, or political figure to receive threats. This is especially true when someone purposely makes themselves polarizing by being so incredibly dishonest.

That’s not to say he deserves to be threatened, but neither does Donald Trump. Life in the public eye isn’t fair and the attempts to blame the President for any risks to his safety are just another transparent ploy for attention.

Of course, Acosta’s “danger” is largely a fairy tale. He goes on CNN to talk about how unsafe Trump rallies are, then he goes and takes selfies with the hecklers. It’s all a game to him.

The talk of sacrifice in his book is almost obscene. He makes millions of dollars to ask biased, partisan questions. There’s no nobility in that and there’s certainly no actual sacrifice. But Acosta views himself like a soldier on Okinawa, valorously storming emplacements as he shouts nonsensical questions at the President. I mean, there was that one time where he had to be outside when during the winter though. Such bravery.

While Acosta wants to blame others for the fact that a lot of people dislike him, the truth is that his ridiculously unfair reporting is the real reason. He’s routinely made things up, mislead audiences, and inserted himself in political discussions, all while insisting he’s just a journalist.

Regardless, for all the talk about the danger of his job, how many journalists have been attacked because Trump called them fake news? There hasn’t been a single one, so maybe Acosta is overplaying his hand just a bit. On the other hand, several journalists have been attacked just this year by left-wingers. No one wants to talk about that though because it doesn’t help the narrative.

Inflated egos of the degree shown in Acosta’s book are not a pretty sight to behold. They are just gross. There are real people out there everyday in various professions who actually risk their lives and they do so without fanfare or writing ridiculously self-aggrandizing books.

Acosta’s account of his vast sacrifice and importance reads more like a parody at this point and should be treated as such.

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The Democratic Party Is Slipping Through Nancy Pelosi’s Fingers

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the leader, nay, the face of the Democratic Party. Now, she is only so in name. Her speakership is, at this point, a title with less authority than “professor emeritus” at a small state school.

I think her instincts as to how to approach Trump are correct: Moderate the party, appeal to the middle, and try to pull the American public back to your side. This instinct, naturally, means that calling for impeachment, full-on socialism, and other radically leftist ideas need to be locked away until the party is back in power.

That instinct, however, also puts her at odds with the loudest parts of the party’s base, and it’s that base the rest of the Democrats in Congress appear to be appealing to. You have Eric “Who? Wait, that guy? He’s still running?” Swalwell calling for not only President Donald Trump’s impeachment but Attorney General William Barr’s as well. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is out there spewing whatever she can – no matter how little she knows about a subject, and Bernie Sanders is using his Democratic Socialism as the centerpiece of his “I’m not Trump” campaign.

It’s so bad that Joe Biden, who appeared to be going for the more centrist but progressive-leaning candidate and probably the one candidate most in-line with Pelosi’s philosophy, went back on a position he’s held for decades – supporting the Hyde Amendment – just because Alyssa Milano told him to.

The Pelosi wing of the Democratic Party is shrinking, which… should really concern the Democrats, because they are now giving in totally to their baser instincts.

It won’t concern them, though. They are really, really into the idea that Trump’s typically low approval ratings mean that he should be impeached and that the American public is clamoring for all the leftyist of leftist positions, ignoring the fact that those issues also don’t poll too well, especially when the full context is given on those issues.

But, they are choosing to believe that this is the path to take. The 2016 election never really happened, but Trump did steal his way into the office somehow. They can reverse it though by going even further to the left than Barack Obama – the man who very nearly killed their party – went when he was President. That’s the strategy.

If I were Pelosi, I would go ahead and announce my resignation, offer up my spot, take a couple years’ vacation and come back as a lobbyist while behind the scenes telling everyone she can how the Democratic Party, which won’t see a presidential victory in 2020 and quite possibly even 2024, decided to stop listening to her and start listening to idiots.

I believe it worked out when for John Boehner.

The Pelosi Speakership, though, is over. Her own committee chairmen don’t buy into her philosophy. They’d rather have the TV time and the support of presidential candidates who don’t stand a chance in 2020. She has even less power as Speaker than Boehner did, and he was basically out the door a year before his final re-election.

She is a relic of a bygone era, and that era appears to have ended in 2018.

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Nancy Pelosi Says About Trump : “I’m Done With Him”

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You lost that loving feeling

Can the head of one half of the Article One branch actually say they are done with the head of the Article Two branch? Also how fast do you think Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are spinning in their graves?

Nancy Pelosi got a rare reprieve for a moment earlier today when she was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju about Donald Trump and not how Jerry Nadler is kicking her in the rear every day for not green lighting impeachment hearings. She made her response memorable.

According to CNN

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Manu Raju on Tuesday that she’s “done” with President Donald Trump but would not say whether she told Democrats behind closed doors that she’d rather see Trump “in prison.”

“I’m done with him,” Pelosi told Raju at the Fiscal Summit from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

“I don’t even want to talk about him,” she said, adding, “My stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let’s not spend too much time on that because that’s his victory, the diverter-in-chief, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief.”

If these two crazy kids can’t make it work what hope is there for the rest of us?

Nancy will not be effective at all for the remainder of this session if she is throwing Trump to the curb this early and won’t go and meet or deal with him. Also, the way that her caucus is building up some steam after that John Dean debacle yesterday, she will very soon want to be dealing with the guy living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Let’s see how long this self-imposed temper tantrum lasts. I’m willing to bet less than 30 days and who knows maybe Donald, Nancy and Chuck can all meet again for an oval office visit and act like they actually can tolerate each other.

I can’t wait.

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Prehistoric & Woke: Science Museum Designates Giant T-Rex as Gender Non-Binary Like Non-Binary Humans

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Hey, all you paleontological bigots — get 2019 woke and stop being a dinosaur. To…dinosaurs.

At Chicago’s Field Museum sits a whole bunch of dead, old stuff — mummies, taxidermied lions…and a giant Tyrannosaurus.

The 40-foot T-Rex is about to enter the realm of politics, taking position as a lesson for young tykes and an example for those of us who wanna challenge the dictates of our birth: “SUE” the dinosaur skeleton is about to become an icon of non-binary sex.

From Arc Digital:

[Field Museum’s] administrators have decided to distort scientific understanding in pursuit of a political goal. In recent years, through her social media persona, SUE has asserted her gender identity. It all started on Twitter in March 2017. Reacting to a comment, SUE tweeted that her sex was unknown and that, like human gender non-binary people, she uses “they/them” pronouns.

Arc writer Richard T. Pillardy asserts that animals don’t have gender aspirations:

While it is true that her sex is indeterminate, this move conflates the exclusively human concept of gender and the incontrovertible reality of binary sex.

The move goes against the whole idea of “gender” as opposed to sex — and SUE’s possibly a dummy, or at least not confused:

In addition to misinforming visitors, the museum’s patronizing move in deeming SUE non-binary disrespects and misunderstands the very non-binary individuals it purports to help. The legitimacy of their identity need not rest on inaccurate interpretations of science, and it’s degrading to imagine that it should. The very concept of gender identity as distinct from sex was created to assert that human male, female, and other identity expressions were facts which were mental and social, not genital. With apologies to SUE and her reptilian cousins, they simply don’t have enough going on in their minds to express gender non-binary identity. Not to mention, we do not know anything about the mind of an animal whose brain rotted away maybe a million years before the Chicxulub asteroid event wiped out the rest of the T. rex species anyway.

Given that no one knows SUE’s actual sex, Richard makes a great point about pronouns to respect the dinosaur’s delicate sensibilities:

So, given the lack of conclusive evidence either way, it is most parsimonious to hold off on formally assigning SUE’s sex. There’s a perfect pronoun for that already: it.

Perhaps once the museum gets some real social justice cojones, they’ll commit to a sex — and then woke it up, Jack: “Ladies and gentleman, we’re proud to announce SUE, the first Trannosaurus.”

-ALEX

 

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Joe Biden Is Running Jeb Bush’s Campaign

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Earlier today, I was driving to lunch and flipped on the radio. I happened to catch about 10 minutes of Joe Biden’s much promoted (by CNN at least) speech, which has been billed the past few days as a coming “evisceration” of Donald Trump. Given that Biden has been in hiding lately, desperately trying to avoid gaffes, I was obviously skeptical that he’d be able to deliver anything really hard hitting.

What followed was a poorly performed greatest hits of every high-minded complaint we’ve heard from every anti-Trump personality, politician or otherwise, over the last three years.

Here’s a copy of the speech if you want to read all of it.

You got lines about how Trump is an existential threat (Biden clearly doesn’t know what that word means). You also got throwbacks to Hillary Clinton’s campaign with “the children are watching” pleas. He riffed on how great Barack Obama was and lamented that Trump would dare criticize London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who had previously attacked Trump and denied him any official courtesy. It was pretty much what you’d expect.

Then I saw this tweet and started to think.

Seeing him on video, coupled with the substance of the attacks he was making, reminded me of someone.

Jeb Bush. 

The physical styling is nearly spot on. Biden looks like he’s about to pass out just reading a piece of paper. He rarely makes eye contact and his cadence is awkward and forced. It’s clear why his campaign has had him on lock-down lately. This is not a guy who can sustain another year and half of heavy campaigning. It’s bad enough that one must to question whether he can even keep pace during the primary season, much less the general.

But, it’s really not just the low energy jabs that Trump will inevitably throw at Biden that make the comparison. Biden’s speech is also reminiscent of much of Bush’s strategy back in 2015. The virtue signaling, appeals to decency, and fearmongering that Trump is going to destroy the country. Instead of focusing on policy or at least some fresh attacks on the President, he’s preaching a message people have heard already, over and over and over. It doesn’t resonate anymore, if it ever did. You can only whine about Trump’s supposed indecency so much before people tune it out and that point has long passed.

Take this line for example.

Everywhere you turn, Trump is tearing down the guardrails of democracy. It’s the abuse of power. And if there is one thing I can’t stand — it’s the abuse of power.

That’s as boiler-plate and played out of a line as you can get in politics today. It’s been said a million times by every facet of the left (and some on the right). Biden’s playbook comes across as old and done before in much the same way Bush’s ideas seemed old and out of touch by the time he presented them in the summer of 2015.

Even Biden’s primary strategy reminds me of Jeb Bush. Biden has jumped out to a lead based on name recognition, donor excitement, and establishment credibility. Yet, he’s mostly an empty suit and produces all the excitement of a root canal. What happens when the Democrat primary debates start and Biden can’t hide any longer? Bush was hoping to coast to victory, largely ignoring his primary opponents early on, just as Biden is trying to do now.

In a postmortem of Bush’s campaign, The New Yorker shared this critique, which is scarily similar to Biden’s current campaign.

Even before Trump entered the race, Bush, despite his position at the top of the polls, was having trouble. Rather than plunging into the contest at the start of 2015 and going full out, he decided on a soft launch. It consisted of a series of speeches and carefully orchestrated appearances, some of which went badly. He spoke woodenly, he didn’t have anything very new or fresh to say, and he made a number of gaffes, which encouraged his opponents and gave the media something to feast on.

Just like Bush, Biden “launched” his campaign on the back of several soft announcements, officially entering the race later than everyone else. Since then, Biden’s appearances have been carefully choreographed, canned speeches in front of friendly crowds. His delivery is stale and tired. Instead of diving headlong into the fray, Biden has sat in the shadows, terrified of making a mistake, showing himself much more comfortable in front of donors than voters.

Lastly, much like Bush did, Biden is already falling into traps being set by Trump. As my RedState colleague Jennifer Van Laar shared today, Biden walked right into the President’s snare by giving that speech today.

There are two take-aways from Trump’s comments on Biden. One, Trump is using the same type of strategy against the Democrat contenders that he used against his primary opponents in the 2016 primary, which is to focus on one opponent then attack them endlessly until they’re destroyed. Two, Trump wanted Biden to make the Ottumwa rally about Trump so that the media coverage and sound bites would feature Biden’s weak attempts at slamming Trump instead of Biden’s own message.

Trump may not be the most well-spoken individual, but he knows how to make people look weak and he succeeded in making Biden look weak today. While Biden was grasping the podium and reciting prepared remarks with all the tenacity of the 76 year old man that he is, Trump was taking shots off the cuff and laughing about it.

Joe Biden’s strategy is to ride a wave of backlash against Trump’s character flaws because he has nothing else to run on. It didn’t work for Jeb Bush in 2016. Perhaps it’ll work this time around. If the election is purely a referendum on Trump, it might not matter what Biden does. I wouldn’t bank on it though. If he doesn’t shift gears soon, Biden is going to get destroyed from his left before he even gets a shot at Trump.

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A Writer for The New York Times Attacks Dan Crenshaw Over Support for 9/11 Victims. Dan Drops a Devastating Bomb

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Talk about a strong comeback.

On Tuesday, New York Times writer attacked Rep. Dan Crenshaw over his dubious support for the 9/11 Victims Compensation.

Word to the wise: It’s not really a good idea to attack Dan Crenshaw. He seems to be the quite the Comeback King.

Also, the dude’s an eye-patched former Navy Seal war hero. An assault on him will always make you look like a crappy person.

But Wajahat Ali doesn’t care what I think. Hence, the following tweet, in response to Jon Stewart’s recent condemnation (to Shepherd Smith) of congresspeople failing “to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks won’t run out of money — and for skipping a hearing devoted to that very crisis.”

So here’s what Wajahat had to say. I mean, chirp:

Reading Wajahat’s post, I’m wincing as if I’ve just heard a man reply with anything other than “Absolutely not” to “Does this dress make me look fat?”

My eyes are squinting. My nose is crinkling.

Here comes Dan, and it’s a rough one.

So what’s his response to a question of whether he wants to support victims of terrorism?

It’s this. Buckle up, Wajahat.

He wrote, “Hey ‘journalist,’ maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though.”

But here’s the powerful reveal:

Yikes.

That’s a scan of the injury Dan sustained from a bomb while fighting terrorism in the Middle East.

From the CrenshawForCongress site:

On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.

Yeah. Don’t mess with Dan Crenshaw.

-ALEX

 

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Citing “Moral Clarity”, Gillibrand Says Appointing Pro-Life Judges is Like Appointing Anti-Semitic Judges

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Perhaps more so than any other Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has made it a point to try and establish herself as *the* pro-abortion candidate that pro-choice women can turn to.

In the aftermath of the fetal heartbeat bills signed into law in Georgia and Alabama last month, Gillibrand essentially called for a purge of pro-life Democrats from the party.

She told the Washington Post at the time that “As a party, we should be 100 percent pro-choice, and it should be nonnegotiable.” She also endorsed Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski’s (IL-3) pro-choice primary challenger back in April.

Just recently, while on a campaign trip in Iowa, Gillibrand sat down with the Des Moines Register editorial board and gave an interview. During the interview, Gillibrand went on an extreme rant, equating appointing pro-life judges to appointing judges who were racist, homophobic, or anti-Semitic:

“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable,” Gillibrand said during an interview with the Des Moines Register on Tuesday

“Imagine saying that it’s OK to appoint a judge who’s racist, or anti-Semitic, or homophobic,” she continued. “Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America … I don’t think those are political issues anymore.”

She then went on to suggest that the reason pro-life Americans wanted like-minded judges on the bench was because they wanted to impose their religious beliefs on society:

“We believe in this country in the separation of church and state, and I respect the rights of every American to hold their religious beliefs true to themselves, but our country and our Constitution has always demanded that we have a separation of church and state,” she said.

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“All these efforts by President Trump, and other ultra-radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to our Constitution, and that’s what this is,” Gillibrand said.

Watch the interview segment below:

Her comments were outright appalling, despicable, and, as Alexandra DeSanctis said, “malicious.” There is literally no one who could make a good-faith argument for appointing a “homophobic, racist, or anti-Semitic” judge. There are plenty of good arguments that could be made in good faith on appointing a pro-life judge.

If I had a dime for everytime someone told me that I was trying to turn America into racist theocracy because of my pro-life views and desire to see a like-minded judge on the bench, I could retire comfortably at an early age. In addition to being a disgusting argument, it’s also a lazy argument made by pro-abortion liberals designed to – you guessed it – shut down the debate.

While it’s true that religious arguments have been made in the past to justify pro-life positions, the more commonly used rationale is quite simple (and has nothing to do with racism): This is a a moral issue much like the debate over slavery was long ago. As I’ve written before:

The “right” to terminate unborn life is most definitely a moral issue much like slavery was when it was legal. The fact that it was legal did not make it “right” no more than abortion being legal makes it “right” to do.

Gillibrand supports the unrestricted right to terminate an unborn life up until the moment of birth, even if the unborn baby is viable and healthy. The next time she wants to brag about how “morally clear” her position is on the issue, someone needs to ask her which abortion option she believes causes the least amount of pain to an unborn baby: Vacuum aspiration or dilation and evacuation?

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Joe Biden Has A New Campaign Slogan He Borrowed From Michael Avenatti

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I’m Going To Borrow That Slogan From YOU, Creepy ( Former) Porn Lawyer

How can you not love Joe Biden and his fledgling campaign? From the issue of keeping his hands to himself or “borrowing” words and phrases from other people, he just can’t help himself and I can’t get enough of it.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both in Iowa today for a series of speeches and events that are the official, unofficial kick off to their 2020 faceoff against each other. Now I know that I might be counting my chickens too soon but you all know you want this to happen.

Joe kicked off his first event with the theme that he will be carrying throughout the primary season that is simply, “Donald Trump Sucks” and I’m the guy to beat him. Biden has already been skipping events where he knows he will have to fight other Dems and decided to play it safe by just going right after Trump.

However, good ole Uncle Joe who ran for his party’s nomination in 1988 and had to drop out for plagiarizing Neil Kinnock from Britan, has once again decided to borrow another slogan from someone who not only hated Donald Trump also but has endorsed the former Veep.

Still creepy but not a lawyer to a porn star anymore, Michael Avenatti.

According to Fox News

Former Vice President Joe Biden was applauded Tuesday by Democrats in Iowa when he slammed President Trump with his own twist on the president’s famous campaign slogan.

“He says, ‘let’s make America great again,’” Biden said of Trump in Ottumwa. “Let’s make America America again.”

Turns out, that’s not the first time voters have heard that line: Michael Avenatti, the anti-Trump lawyer who briefly promoted a possible Democratic presidential run of his own this year before being indicted on multiple charges, repeatedly used that same slogan in public remarks as he pushed back against Trump.

Avenatti most recently used the line – in endorsing Biden for president in April.

“I am extremely happy that @JoeBiden has decided to enter the race,” Avenatti tweeted at the time. “He offers Dems the very best chance in 2020, especially in key states. He has the fight, intelligence and fortitude to beat Trump and begin to make America, America again. He has my enthusiastic support.”

Isn’t he precious?

Biden has already been tagged this cycle for lifting some lines and now they decide to just go right to the guy who is in a helluva lot of trouble with Nike, Stormy and a bunch of others and just take his phrase. Who from the Hillary Clinton campaign did the Bernie Sanders camp plant in Joe’s? That person should win the campaign manager of the year.

Make America, America Again? How about making the last one of Joe Biden’s three campaigns run competently. You would think after 31 years of trying to do this you might have taken some notes on what NOT to do in the future but hey Joe, you gotta be you.

Really, who am I kidding? I’m going to root for this trainwreck of a campaign go all the way and then watch Trump taunt him about going behind a school to whoop his behind. Let’s do this ASAP.

We need to make America Laugh Again.

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“Deeply Immoral”: Dan Crenshaw Blasts Rashida Tlaib’s Anti-Poverty Plan, Says It Creates More Govt Dependency

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Fresh off of getting failed Democratic Congressional candidate Brianna Wu (MA) to tweet a self-own acknowledging his point on Christian teachings, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) has moved on to the next Democrat who needs a reality check: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13).

Crenshaw appeared on Fox News Monday to discuss a variety of topics, but the one that got the most attention was Tlaib’s trillion dollar plan to combat was she calls income inequality. The Washington Post describes the plan:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has released a plan to spend trillions of federal dollars on direct cash subsidies to working class and poor Americans, including the unemployed and those with no earnings.

Tlaib’s bill would give direct cash help to those at the bottom of the income distribution — annually offering $3,000 to individuals and $6,000 to families — in an attempt to reduce poverty in the United States and bolster the wages of the poor.

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By contrast, Tlaib’s plan offers the full $3,000 or $6,000 credit to those with no income — a significant break from orthodoxy among more centrist Democrats, who have traditionally argued giving federal cash to the unemployed will discourage them from finding jobs.

Speaking with Fox News‘s Martha MacCallum Monday, Crenshaw called Tlaib’s plan “deeply immoral”, and said it was crafted out of a “misunderstanding of economics”:

“It’s a misunderstanding of economics because one, we always have to ask the question ‘how are we going to pay for it?’,” he claimed.

“Are we going to put our children in even more debt? Are we going to raise taxes on somebody else?

“It also doesn’t make sense because it basically entices people not to work. If you are making $49,000 a year, then you’re going to have an incentive not to take that extra job or extra promotion because you’re going to lose your benefits.”

Tlaib’s plan, the Livable Income for Families (LIFT) Plus Act, would offer direct payments of $3,000 to people making less than $50,000 per year.

Watch video of the interview segment below:

Tlaib’s plan is (surprise!) an even more expansive version of the one Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) proposed back in January, which Townhall‘s Ian Snively dissected earlier this year.

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