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Rubio Humorously Sets the Record Straight After Sneering NYT Journo Said It Was “Strange” to See Him at Trump Rally

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President Donald Trump officially launched his 2020 reelection campaign last night at a rally in Orlando, Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was at the rally and posted several pictures on social media of the crowd as well as a videos of VP Mike Pence and Trump speaking.

This did not sit will with New York Times journalist Michael Barbaro, who took to the Twitter machine to sneer at the Senator’s attendance. Here’s what he tweeted:

Barbaro, you may recall, was the journalist who helped “expose” Rubio’s wife’s traffic tickets in 2015 and the Senator’s “luxury speedboat” that was actually a fishing boat, and pondered Rubio’s “fashionable” black boots with a higher heel in 2016.

Rubio noticed Barbaro’s tweet and clapped back at him in a series of tweets:

As Fox News correctly notes, Rubio and Trump were constantly at odds and sniping at each other as competitors for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But now that Trump is president, both have settled into a mostly collegial working relationship.

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Wyoming Rancher Sums Up the Mueller Report in Language Every American Can Understand

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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

The Hill’s Kevin Brock published a quote from an anonymous Wyoming rancher. This shrewd man said, “We know that old boy didn’t actually steal any horses, but he’s obviously guilty of trying to avoid being hanged for it.” I don’t think I’ve ever read a better, more understandable explanation of what the Mueller Report is all about.

We know that Trump didn’t collude with the Russians to win the presidency. We knew it before the Mueller Report was released. And the report confirmed it.

Three previous investigations had drawn the same conclusion.

But Mueller and his minions, all of whom were Democrats, and many of whom were donors, couldn’t disappoint their anti-Trump comrades by coming up empty-handed.

Trump was understandably angry and frustrated over being accused of a crime he had not committed, especially because he knew they knew he hadn’t done it. But he was powerless to do anything about it other than comply to their requests. And sometimes, he lashed out at those who had unfairly accused him. As anyone would.

On one of those occasions, he ordered the White Housel Counsel, Dan McGahn, to arrange for Mueller to be fired. McGahn wisely refused and the Mueller investigation continued along.

Even if McGahn had followed Trump’s orders, it wouldn’t have been illegal. A new Special Counsel would have been appointed to replace Mueller, but it would not have made the investigation go away.

Determined to find a crime and grasping at straws, the Mueller team decided to turn Trump’s angry behavior and his request to have Mueller fired, into the crime of obstruction.

As lawyers, they knew Trump’s actions fell well short of obstruction. However, they also knew that the process of impeachment in the House was not subject to the same legal standard. So, while they could not charge the President with a crime, they provided a roadmap for House Democrats to impeach him.

As the wise rancher said, Trump is “guilty of trying to avoid being hanged” for the crime he did not commit.

At this point, some Democrats are so rooted in their three-year-old narrative that, at some level, they may actually believe Trump committed a crime. But, the smarter ones, know that they perpetuated a lie. And, as they feel the DOJ’s noose tightening, their actions are becoming more desperate.

Brock, a former Assistant Director of Intelligence for the FBI, and an FBI special agent for 24 years, says, “That is why we are seeing the principals involved — Comey, McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — clamoring ahead of time to set a diverting narrative focused on the “badness” of the president. Their nervousness is easy to spot.

Brock asks a question in a Hill op-ed, “Want the truth?” And he provides an answer which is, “Put your money on Bill Barr, not Jerry Nadler.”

Referring to the rancher, he writes:

The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), wants a hangin’ no matter what. We know they’re serious because they had former Nixon counselor John Dean testify, which had everyone in America under age 60 searching Google. The parallels to Watergate apparently are uncanny in the minds of some.

Let’s face it, Congress seems little more than a parody now. The legislative branch of our constitutional government has withered to a thin twig, completely overshadowed by the executive and judicial branches that have far more impact on our lives.

Rightly, he says that they have “abandoned America’s right to sober, statesman-like, bipartisan lawmaking in exchange for political demagogue theater.”

The “obstruction of justice by the president” chimera that House members are chasing along party lines pales in comparison to their own corrupt, empty practices. Out of frustration stemming from their evident irrelevance, they are hurling, tantrum-like, subpoenas for personal financial records without legitimate legislative grounds, along with increasing contempt of Congress citations and threats against anyone who won’t buy a ticket to their party politics theater.

Frankly, most Americans hold Congress itself in contempt.

I would recommend reading Brock’s entire op-ed. Here are some of the highlights.

The Mueller report has surfaced a concern much greater than fuzzy obstruction of justice issues: Did the intelligence community of the Obama administration initiate an intelligence operation, illegitimately leveraging the immense powers of government, against an opposition party presidential campaign?

Were members of the Trump campaign, as U.S. citizens, improperly targeted by confidential human sources of either the FBI or CIA prior to an official investigation initiation? Early indicators of potential misuse are troubling.

Did the interaction of these sources with Trump campaign members actually help create the predication that Comey’s team relied on to justify the initiation of its counterintelligence investigation? In other words, did the government enable its own investigation?

The attorney general’s efforts, in all likelihood, will expose the sad truth that one political party abused governmental powers to go after the other political party. And now they want to impeach because their abusive efforts failed. It’s an ugly truth, but we deserve to know it in full.

Well, the attorney general has been armed with a couple of power tools that should not be underestimated in their effect. The first is a presidential order to the heads of intelligence community agencies to fully cooperate with Barr’s requests for information, and the second grants the attorney general the authority to declassify documents and records as needed when relevant to his inquiry.

Attorney General Barr probably will uncover the ultimate truth if he gets the cooperation that has been ordered. Put your money on him. The legislative twig, not so much.

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The Media Keeps Parading Trump’s Bad Poll Numbers but Trump’s Packed Rallies Tell a Different Story

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Trump isn’t doing as well in the polls as any politician would like and the mainstream media is only too happy to report it. Every morning, clicking on sites like The Hill will give you headlines that tell you how horrible Trump is doing with voters.

GOP frets about poll numbers” trumpets The Hill on Wednesday, who then went into talking about how anonymous Republican pollsters found Trump’s approval ratings “problematic.”

On Tuesday of last week, The Hill also ran a headline titled “Biden leads Trump by ‘landslide proportions’ in new national poll,” which, as the title implies, discusses Joe Biden’s 13 point lead over Trump in a Quinnipiac University survey.

Other outlets such as CBS News, release articles touting the fact that Biden is ahead in key battleground states.

From the media’s telling, you’d think that Trump’s days as President are numbered.

However, the rallies tell a different story.

If a photo can say 1,000 words then all of those words say Trump is going to trounce Biden in 2020. The size differences between the two rallies is stark.

The photo above of Biden’s rally was taken at his initial campaign launch. It’s a decent size to be sure, but interestingly, the reported size of the rally is muddled by various accounts. According to Heavy, one reporter estimated the crowd size at 2,000 while another estimated it at 6,000.

One can assume from the range of numbers that one person is trying to fudge the crowd size. Regardless, Trump’s is clearly larger with an estimated crowd size approaching 5,000. That was back in June.

Fast forward to Tuesday and you have Trump filling out the stadium in Orlando with some 20,000 attendees.

Even back in April, the rally comparisons were pretty different, with Trump packing stadiums and Biden gathering people into a room.

Unless Trump does something that severely upsets the populace — and I’m not exactly sure what that would have to be at this point — I imagine this packed rally trend will continue.

I only bring this up because I’m getting some serious 2016 vibes.

During the last presidential election, I watched as poll after poll told me that Clinton was a shoo-in for President. Yet Clinton could hardly pack a room full of people. In one very telling story, Clinton’s staff had made room for an entire warehouse to be filled for a speech. The problem was that so few people turned out that they had to literally place walls near the back of the crowd and shut off the lights to the rest of the building to make it look as if Clinton’s meager crowd was larger than it actually was.

While there have been no stories about Biden having to play with optics in that large of a way yet, I wouldn’t be surprised to see and hear stories come out as the campaign kicks into high gear. All Trump has to do is announce he’s showing up somewhere and thousands will show up there too. It becomes a major event.

I’m not getting that same vibe from Biden rallies.

Just like 2016, I’m seeing polls that favor Democrats but seeing crowds that favor Trump. I can only confirm with my own eyes and ears that at least one of them is more truthful and telling.

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Here’s How Long CNN and MSNBC Showed Trump’s Campaign Launch Speech

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The bias of CNN and MSNBC isn’t really in question, but here’s another example to throw on the heap.

Last night, President Trump announced his re-election bid in front of an overflow crowd in Florida. Whether you support him or not, a sitting President announcing his next campaign is undoubtedly newsworthy, so much so that nearly every news network out there live streamed the entire thing.

Well, all but a couple.

This is probably what we can expect going forward, especially from CNN. After getting savaged in 2016 for “promoting” Donald Trump, I’d be surprised if they ever shows Trump speaking about anything ever again. They got the message and are bowing to it.

In total, CNN showed six minutes of the speech before cutting away for “analysis.”

The irony of Stelter saying that Trump “reverted to his usual lines” is that CNN’s “analysis” is nothing but the sames lines of criticism over and over with the same people, on the same panels, with the same hosts. If monotony was their concern, they’d have done better showing reruns of Cuomo’s show than putting Jeffrey Toobin on air for the millionth time to rant and rave.

More so, should a network really be basing it’s programing decisions on getting it’s feelings hurt by a crowd saying “CNN sucks?” If you are CNN, the answer is yes.

MSNBC didn’t show the speech at all, but that’s to be expected. They don’t even try to hide who they are and I kind of at least respect that compared to Stelter’s network. It’s hilariously on brand that instead of showing the speech, they decided to have Chris Hayes talk about people flashing the “OK sign” outside the Trump speech to troll them. Like moths to a flame, they can’t resist.

By comparison, both networks gave unfettered airtime to Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and even fringe Amy Klobuchar when they gave their announcement speeches. While CNN and MSNBC may claim it’s about the “same lines” being said or the crowd getting rowdy, the simple truth is that they don’t trust their viewers enough to not feel like they have to tightly control the narrative.

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Is Information Deliberately Being Withheld From President Trump?

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Is Information Deliberately Being Withheld From President Trump?

This past weekend, the New York Times put out a piece about U.S escalation in the cyber ware with Russia. The Times not only relied on leaks of what has to be highly classified information, but appeared to also take a shot at President Trump, claiming that long time professionals in the military were reluctant to keep the President informed about matters he has every right and need to know. You can read the whole thing here.

My colleague Elizabeth Vaughn wrote an excellent piece regarding the Times poor excuse for journalism, calling out the leaks of classified information, but more importantly, anonymous claims that critical information was being withheld from President Trump. In her words

Even though USCC acted legally and the move certainly boosts U.S. national security, if the article is correct, it’s disturbing that Trump was not briefed.

The most important reason, and also the most obvious, is that he is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States.  He is responsible for making all of the decisions in the event of a nuclear escalation and he must be kept aware of exactly what our capabilities are.

Secondly, if it is known that a President’s underlings feel free to make consequential decisions without consulting him, he appears weak. And as much as that fills liberal hearts with glee, it hurts America.

I agree with my colleague, especially the part about the New York Times spinning this story. However, there is likely another reason that President Trump wasn’t briefed on each operation. He didn’t want to be. The New York Times writers and for sure most leftists would be unfamiliar with—how Senior Commanders and successful CEO’s operate. Such people surround themselves with competent people and give them guidance and boundaries to work within.

Such leaders don’t require subordinates to come running to them for permission to handle routine tasks already delineated in their mission orders. In fact, if a subordinate needs too much additional guidance, he is replaced fairly quickly. Once an operation is put in place, the only reason to directly inform the President, would be if some contemplated action was outside the scope already authorized or a particular action had generated a result (good or bad) that might require Presidential intervention, decision and/or rethinking the entire project.

I can’t speak for the Senior Executive Service (SES) civilians in the Pentagon. However, the folks in uniform tend to believe the old adage, “Bad news doesn’t get better with age.” I find it highly unlikely that the Green Suiters are deliberately hiding operations from the President. I find it far more credible that President Trump’s CEO management style fits right in with the way a Military General Staff and subordinate commands work.

The New York Times likely cannot understand this. Like most on the left (and more than a few on the right) they look at everything through a political lens. Before a decision is made, it must be polled and focus grouped. Often, even very minor decisions are withheld to the highest level.

On the other hand, CEO’s and Military Officers don’t have time for that. These high-functioning leaders recruit and train capable subordinates, give them mission-type orders and then get the hell out of the way. My take is that the New York Times can’t recognize a well organized operation, because it has likely never experienced one and so, is spinning by means of unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Knew Exactly What People Would Hear When She Made “Concentration Camp” Remark

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What surprises me most about the reaction to freshman Representation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest social media storm is how unsurprising her defenders were.

Media figures like Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Hayes lept to her defense about Rep. Liz Cheney publicly condemned Ocasio-Cortez’s use of “concentration camps” and the line “never again” in her Instagram Live tirade about the illegal immigration detention centers on the border. Her defenders were quick to say “Well, actually…” in informing Cheney and other conservatives that concentration camps have existed before and since World War II, and that the comparisons of Ocasio-Cortez’s comments to Nazi Germany’s slaughter of millions of Jews are inaccurate because work camps and extermination camps were two separate things.

Of course, this is all rhetorical nonsense. When you bring up “concentration camps,” you are purposefully invoking one image and one image only. It is the image that is burned into your brain in school when you first hear about the Holocaust. The image of bony, starved Jews, their corpses filling mass graves.

Ocasio-Cortez, though at times clueless, knew exactly what she was doing when she used the phrase “concentration camps,” and that’s not even taking into consideration the fact that she used the phrase “never again” in her comments – a phrase that was used to solidify the idea that these mass exterminations of a people should never, ever be allowed to happen. Her entire rant was meant to stir up the same emotions one feels when remembering the story of the Holocaust.

It is blatant dishonesty to defend what she said with this defense. A reference to the Holocaust is exactly what she intended, and her use of key phrases is further evidence of that.

Her ignorance on certain policy issues does not mean Ocasio-Cortez is stupid. She is intelligent. But, more importantly, she is clever. In terms of rhetoric, she is very, very skilled at playing with the emotions of those listening to her and she knows exactly how to get the response she wants out of the people she is talking to.

And here’s the thing: That’s what makes her exactly like President Donald Trump. She knows how to get the people into a frenzy over what she says. Her supporters enthusiastically cheer in agreement with the idea that the detention centers on the border are exactly like concentration camps and we know exactly what you’re saying, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez! while her opponents latch on to the words and decry them because the United States government is not conducting a mass extermination of illegal immigrants at the border because we know that you’re comparing it to the Holocaust, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez!

It’s really no different from the way Trump can tweak his audience, his fans cheering on in agreement while his opponents lose their minds over it. The only difference between the two is that Trump has been doing it longer and, frankly, does it better. But, the knack for doing it that Ocasio-Cortez has shows that at least some on the other side of the political aisle realize they have to play the game that way now.

And so, she’s trying. She knew what she was saying and how it would be taken. To underestimate her on that is to admit that you haven’t learned anything since 2016.

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Nigel Farage Gets Sweet Reward After Milkshake Thrower Loses In Court

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The latest trend from the UK left is to assault politicians they don’t like by throwing milkshakes on them. One of the victims of said milkshake throwing is Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit party which has taken the UK by storm both in popularity and in the elections.

Nigel Farage noted that the “remainers,” or those who wish to remain in the European Union, have become radicalized and have made normal campaigning impossible.

Paul Crowther thought he was doing something brave and good when he threw his milkshake on Farage, but according to the Daily Caller, the UK courts disagreed. He’s now being forced to cough up some cash to Farage for his crime:

After he pleaded guilty, Judge Bernard Begley ruled that the defendant would pay Farage £350($438) to cover damages to Farage’s suit and a lapel microphone. Crowther will also have to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.

Begley told Crowther, “This was an act of crass stupidity.”

“While members of the public have the democratic right to engage in peaceful protest, it is wholly appropriate to bring charges in any case where such protests cross the line into criminal behavior,” said Chris Atkinson of the crown prosecution service. “In an open democracy, people should be free to conduct legitimate political campaigns without fear of physical assault.”

Crowther’s monetary fines may a bit more difficult to pay thanks tot he fact that he was also fired from his tech adviser job at telecom company Sky.

Despite Crowther’s best attempts at stopping a wave of anti-EU sentiment by wasting a perfectly good milkshake, the Brexit party cleaned house at the elections, garnering more votes than any other party despite being only weeks old.

Apparently, the milkshake throwing trend has become worldwide. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican, had a milkshake thrown on him after a town hall in Pensacola, Florida, according to the Daily Caller.

It should be noted that this is a completely infantile move and does nothing to change the ideas of those who have them, nor does it change the ideas of those who agree. In fact, I’d argue it only strengthens ideological standpoints and causes people to laugh at the person throwing the milkshake over the infantile way of expressing disagreement.

Children throw things when they’re upset and having a tantrum. The grown-up thing to do argue your points, and if your points fail to overcome another person’s points then maybe that’s a sign your points just aren’t that good and you should go work on them.

 

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President Trump Plans to Live Tweet the Democratic Debates, Liberals Lose It

 

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During an interview on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell told Bernie Sanders that President Trump plans to live tweet next week’s Democratic debates. “The president is talking about live tweeting, (eye roll, sigh, chuckle) while you guys are on the debate stage. What is your reaction to that?”

Obviously, Crazy Bernie has been practicing ahead of his upcoming debate and it shows. As if a button has been pressed, Sanders recites the standard, DNC-approved list of Trump pejoratives.

He tells Mitchell, “Well, I’m surprised that he has the time to tweet. I thought he’d be watching, you know, some Fox TV program. Uh, look. He can tweet all that he wants to tweet, uh, but let me just say this. You have a president, who, despite what one of his supporters mentioned a moment ago, is in fact a pathological liar, he is a racist, he’s a sexist, he’s a homophobe. And he is a religious bigot.”

Bernie added that Trump is also a phony who said he would stand for the working class and, of course, “he lied.” He criticized Trump’s cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as well as his tax cuts and offered up statistics which, to my ears at least, sounded like exaggerations.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wasn’t happy about Trump’s plan either and called on all “networks not to report his tweets till the next morning. He asked, “Are they going to be manipulated by Donald Trump like we’ve all been manipulated for three years?”

Trump has a great sense of humor and can be very, very funny. Imagine what he’ll have to say when Pocahontas is asked about her Native American roots. Or when Biden explains how he threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine if the government didn’t fire the prosecutor who was about to investigate his son – and demanded they do so before he boarded his plane in six hours. There is so much material here.

Rush Limbaugh finds it to be “hilarious.” He said:

I don’t know if you’ve heard this. President Trump has announced (laughs) he is going to live tweet the Democrat debates. Folks, this is going to be revolutionary.

And there you have it. Racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, the cliche, that’s all they’ve got about every one of us, folks. And so Crazy Bernie is asked by Andrea Mitchell, the president is gonna live tweet the debate, and he just loses it! He can’t stand it! The Democrats are not supposed to get that kind of scrutiny. Crazy Bernie is used to Democrat debates being on Saturday nights, when Hillary Clinton was the opponent, so that nobody saw them. And now he’s just beside himself that with Trump live tweeting, Trump is going to beat the Drive-By Media in characterizing and creating narratives. And they can’t stand it!

A source told The Hill that Trump’s top advisors oppose the idea for the valid reason that it will show his hand to the Democrats. His reactions will “provide insight for Democrats as to which issues the president sees as sensitive ahead of the general election.”

Unpresidential? Probably. A good idea? Probably not. Comedy Gold? Definitely.

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Trump’s Tweet Promising Massive ICE Deportations Next Week Has Media (Surprise!) Calling Foul

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Donald Trump, as he is wont to do, sent out a tweet late Monday alerting the nation (and giving some red meat to journos) that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would begin executing mass deportations next week.

The New York Post reports that it’s unclear if Trump is referring to existing deportation policy or something new, but that ICE is focusing on deporting illegals who have been issued final deportation orders but have chosen to ignore them. That group is close to 1 million people in number.

This tweet had news outlets immediately calling foul and explaining why such a measure will almost certainly fail. Here’s just a quick Google news search result using “Trump deportations” as search terms:

“Trump Could Have A Tough Time Meeting His Deportation Threat” ~ AP

“Trump Renews Pledge To Deport Millions, But ICE Reality Is Far More Limited” ~ WaPo

“Trump Vows To Deport Millions Of Migrants, But It’s Unclear How” ~ LA Times

And it goes on from there. A huge part of the criticism is that his tweet may have been timed to appeal to his base before his 2020 campaign kickoff rally happening Tuesday night.

Well, I mean of course it was.

But leaving aside any judgment about the wisdom of the massive deportations Trump says he has planned for next week, the press in general should know better by now than to draw premature conclusions about these things. Because it just might happen. He’s bested you before journalists. At some point it might be better to get back to reporting the news instead of trying to predict it.

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Media Hacks Rushed to Defend AOC’s Ridiculous Concentration Camp Comments, Then Auschwitz Responded

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If you’ve been on political Twitter today, you’ve probably seen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s crazy comments on border detention facilities being “concentration camps.” She’s since doubled and tripled down on them.

This makes no sense for so many reasons that it’s hard to articulate. No one is forcing people to cross our border illegally and they are free to leave at any time. Illegal immigrants in our detention facilities are not being forced to work or being gassed with their families. Everyone being held at the border are being given due process and will have their claims adjudicated. There’s essentially no comparison at all to any historical definition of a concentration camp. If anyone commits a crime in this country, they are typically confined for some period of time while their case is processed. That’s all that’s happening at the border. How any of this is controversial, I don’t know.

No mind though. The white knights in the media rushed to defend AOC anyway because that’s what they do.

Here’s Dave Weigel from The Washington Post.

She was just talking about the Boer War you guys! Yes, I’m sure AOC, who’s knowledge of history ends with the results of last year’s American Idol, was actually giving a call back to a little known war in South Africa. That’s the ticket.

The level of gaslighting being presented by Weigel in that tweet was hard to top, but MSNBC’s resident historian managed it.

“ACKSHUALLY…”

Telling others to learn “some actual history” while defending a ridiculously a-historical assertion is the most Chris Hayes thing ever.

Even though it’s apparent that AOC meant the Holocaust, we don’t even have to speculate. Why? Because she specifically cited “never again,” which is directly referencing the Holocaust. There is no question she was making a comparison to Nazi concentration camps and it’s ludicrously dishonest to suggest otherwise.

Meanwhile, press outlets like The Washington Post decided the real story here was that Republicans were upset, because that’s always the story right?

Then something amazing happened.

The actual Auschwitz Museum chimed in and made a polite suggestion to Chris Hayes, CNN’s K-File, and others who rushed to defend AOC’s comments. It’s one of the most incredible “I’m not owned” moments in Twitter history.

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I suspect “concentration camp” Twitter won’t end here though. The media are already running to post op-eds by “historians” letting us know that border detention facilities are in fact just like Nazi death camps, just at an earlier stage. I guess the CBP are the Waffen SS in this scenario, underhandedly building infrastructure leading toward the extermination of illegal immigrants? It’s all so crazy that I’m not even sure what else to say about it.

We’ve reached a level of absurdity in our political discourse that’s hard to fathom.

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