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V.P. Mike Pence Tells House Committees No Thanks on Impeachment Inquiry

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You just know that when the Veep told the House committee people he would not cooperate he was really nice about it also.

Late Tuesday night, the Vice President of the United States, through counsel, informed the House committees that are scrounging around doing impeachment-like things that he would not play along.

According to Axios

The counsel for Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to the chairmen of the House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine on Tuesday informing them that he will not cooperate with a request for documents in their “self-proclaimed” impeachment inquiry.

This was fully expected, so no surprise.

However, the announcement that Nancy Pelosi blinked and will not hold an impeachment vote as of now means that the White House strategy of pressuring the House to hold a formal vote has worked. Pence and other White House officials will not face much pressure until the House holds a vote or they take this to the courts. The courts won’t take this up soon so this is looking like a suave move by the White House.

The Trump administration is still going to have its hands full dealing with other aspects of this Ukraine story but for now, the House vote on Impeachment is tabled and the Vice President of the United States can just hang out and do what V.P’s do.

Which I’m not sure of exactly.

Here is the letter sent on behalf of the Vice President…

Dear Chairmen:

The Office of the Vice President has received the Committees’ Letter to the Vice President, dated October 4, 2019, which requests a wide-ranging scope of documents, some of which are clearly not vice-presidential records, pursuant to a self-proclaimed “impeachment inquiry.” As noted in the October 8, 2019 letter from the White House Counsel to each of you and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the purported “impeachment inquiry” has been designed and implemented in a manner that calls into question your commitment to fundamental fairness and due process rights.

The Office of the Vice President recognizes the oversight role of your respective committees in Congress. Please know that if the Committees wish to return to the regular order of legitimate legislative oversight requests, and the Committees have appropriate requests for information solely in the custody of the Office of the Vice President, we are prepared to work with you in a manner consistent with well-established bipartisan constitutional protections and a respect for the separation of powers. Until that time, the Office of the Vice President will continue to reserve all rights and privileges that may apply, including those protecting executive privileges, national security, attorney-client communications, deliberations, and communications among the President, the Vice President, and their advisors.

As detailed in the White House Counsel Letter, the House of Representatives has not authorized any “impeachment inquiry.” Specifically, the operative House rules do not delegate to any committee the authority to conduct an inquiry under the impeachment power of Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Instead of being accountable to the American people and casting a vote to authorize what all agree is a substantial constitutional step, you have instead attempted to avoid this fundamental requirement by invoking the Speaker’s announcement of an “official impeachment inquiry” at a press conference? Never before in history has the Speaker of the House attempted to launch an “impeachment inquiry” against a President without a majority of the House of Representatives voting to authorize a constitutionally acceptable process.

The Office of the Vice President encourages the Committees to forgo their request to the Office of the Vice President, or hold it in abeyance, pending your discussion with the White House Counsel’s Office concerning compliance with constitutionally mandated procedures. Similarly, the Office of the Vice President encourages the Committees to first seek information from primary sources that may be responsive to your broad requests.

Sincerely,
Matthew E. Morgan

Counsel to the Vice President

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Biden Continues to Gaffe ‘Expodentially’ But Reveals the Real Problem With Dem Policy

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Joe Biden continued to stumble over his words and have trouble explaining himself during Tuesday’s debate.

At one point, he even created a new word, “expodentially.”

Huh? Not to mention, that there is no proof to support whatever else he seems to be trying to say there, that registration helps reduce criminal use of a gun.

Biden confused a lot of people during another segment when first he said he would cut the capital gains tax, then he said he would double it. He then also spoke about “clipping coupons in the stock market.” See if you can figure out what he’s saying here.

From Washington Examiner:

“Demonizing wealth … I talked about how you get things done. The way to get things done is take a look at the tax code right now. The idea, we have to start rewarding work, not just wealth. I would eliminate the capital gains tax,” Biden said, before immediately changing his tune. “I would raise the capital gains tax to the highest rate of 39.5%. I would double it, because, guess what? Why in God’s name should someone who is clipping coupons in the stock market make, in fact, pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, like I said, who is a school teacher and a firefighter?”

“Clipping coupons in the stock market?” Some tried to interpret it.

But beyond the troubling continuing gaffes, stumbles and incoherence, there’s another problem.

When Democrats actually get around to talking about policy rather than just attacking President Donald Trump, they are so glaringly economically wrong.

They want to punish the wealthy for being wealthy, even Biden as he makes clear here. And yet that punishment, with more capital gains taxes, wealth tax and other taxes will affect all of us, would kill jobs and destroy the economy that the GOP and Trump have smartly cultivated with lower taxes, less regulation, the path that has led to our present economic boon.

That’s a lot of harm they’re promising. Expodentially.

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Winners and Losers of the Fourth Democratic Debate

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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The race to see who can go the farthest left (and also Tulsi Gabbard) got hot again Tuesday night as CNN and the New York Times co-hosted another Democratic debate.

With the candidate pool dwindling and the need for separation between the candidates increasing, the long knives came out, and strangely enough, everyone was gunning for Elizabeth Warren. Joe Biden was, for the most part, allowed to stand aside and let other candidates attack each other. How did it play out? Here are your winners and losers from the debate.

The Winners: Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren, meanwhile, was seemingly everyone’s target. Biden targeted her. Kamala Harris targeted her. Tulsi Gabbard and others seemed to think that she was the candidate to beat during the debate, and so they tried. However, none of the blows really stuck. She also had some help from the producers of the debate, covering for Warren against an attack from Gabbard in particular. Her ability to withstand the attacks helped her image a bit, and she is definitely going to come out at least breaking even here.

Pete Buttigieg stood out more than I think people expected. His shot at Beto O’Rourke knocked the Texas Democrat out. He scrapped with Warren and didn’t come across as foolish as others did. He appears now to be vying for the very base that Joe Biden has, and he looked very good doing it. If Biden falters, right now it’s not difficult to see those voters moving to Buttigieg.

Bernie Sanders was very Bernie Sanders, and that did not hurt him. In fact, a little added sympathy from his heart issues late last week helped him perhaps dodge some attacks from the others on the stage. Nothing really stood out, but like Warren and Biden, “not losing” a debate with their level of support and backing them is as good as a win IF no one else stands out. And… no one did.

The Losers: Joe Biden, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was, once again, seemingly left alone for the most part. Up until the end of the debate, he wasn’t really hit too hard, and even after the divisions over Medicare For All, Biden’s record in the Senate and as Vice President, and a rather chauvinist attempt to take credit for Elizabeth Warren’s time as head of the consumer finance agency she touted as a major accomplishment, Biden still stood tall. The problem is that all of this happened to Biden as an afterthought. Everyone was focused on Warren. Everyone was worried about Sanders’ health. Everyone was looking for Buttigieg and others to step up. And no one really cared how well Biden did. That is a bad thing for him.

Beto O’Rourke has a glass jaw, and everyone knows it now. When Pete Buttigieg landed a full-on blow, saying “I don’t need a lesson in courage from you,” it was pretty much over for the furriest Democratic candidate. Beto came off as weak and, when not talking about guns, he frankly appeared to lack the backbone necessary to advocate as equally for his other unconstitutional pursuits. If he doesn’t fold this week, then he’s even more foolish than we knew.

Kamala Harris really seems to think that “We should get Donald Trump banned from Twitter” is the key plank in her platform that will knock Warren out of the lead. She attacked Warren for not joining her in calling on Twitter to ban Trump from the social media site. The attack was so pathetic that you could actually hear the crowd actively not caring. Harris at this point brings nothing to the table that no one else brings and brings better.

Booker is much the same way. His responses to the questions felt flat. The excitement in his voice was shared only by him. No one seems to really think that Booker is that great of a candidate, but he still somehow manages to make the debate stages and completely underwhelm.

The Also-Rans: Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg

Tom Steyer…

What on God’s green earth is Tom Steyer even doing here? He exists on this debate stage solely to make people wish he didn’t. There is no reason for him here. He’s not even a good distraction from the other candidates. He’s just… there.

The other candidates didn’t do poorly. They just didn’t have a winning performance. For most of these candidates, it’s time to pack up and go home. It’s not happening. Will they listen? Probably not.

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Democrat Primary Debate: Sweet 16…Well—12 anyhow.

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Democrat Primary Debate: Sweet 16…Well—12 anyhow.

Hello Red State! Welcome to the Live Blog of tonight’s Democrat Primary Debate. My name is Mike Ford, one of your Front Page Contributors and I’ll be your host. Tonight, as a special treat, we have as a guest commentor helping me out, Mike T. a retired Army Major, Intelligence Officer, and now a Sergeant with a major metropolitan Police Department.

As always, it’s YOUR eyes, ears and YOUR comments that are critically important. Red State cannot succeed without engagement from you. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Comments that I find especially on point, just might get “promoted” to the main article thread.

What’s our live assessment of the Democrat re-creation of the Beach Scene in “Lord of the Flies,” without a contest? Tonight’s contest question is: Who will be the first to go after Biden? Tie Breaker: Who will be the first to pull a Bernie Sanders-Clinton “damned e-mails,” by telling the others to lay off Biden and focus on Trump? I’ll start a contest thread below. Please keep your picks in that thread, so I don’t miss any entries. At 10:00PM, I’ll close the thread (unless I have an earlier winner. As soon as possible after the debate, I’ll announce the winner.

Remember troops, we aren’t like the left. We are Happy Warriors because we know we are the good guys and our cause is just. Let’s have some fun! The debate begins at 8:00PM. Blog goes hot at 7:30. Feel free to chime in beforehand with predictions, commentary or just general levity.

KAG!

Here’s the line up tonight

1. Joe Biden, former vice president
2. Cory Booker, New Jersey senator 
3. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana
4. Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary
5. Kamala Harris, California senator
6. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator
7. Beto O’Rourke, former Texas congressman
8. Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator
9. Tom Steyer, businessman
10. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator
11. Andrew Yang, entrepreneur
12. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii congresswoman

LIVE BLOG Most Recent At The TOP

1912EST-Mike Ford: National Anthem. Singer gets a 7 out of 10. Started out doing his “interpretation,” but finished strong/traditional. As always in the Ford Household…we stand…even indoors…in our own home.

1908EST-Mike Ford: The impeachment inquiry is about 30-50 percent of the conversation.

1905EST-Mike Ford: Lots of pregame talk on CNN regarding Hunter Biden. Jury is still out as to whether this is a leftist attempt to circle the wagons to insulate Biden pere or is this going to be the final shot that will start his inevitable departure. I’d like some commentary on this as the night goes on.

1927EST-Mike Ford: CNN just ran a commercial by a “lifelong atheist who “isn’t afraid of burning in hell,” promoting “Freedom From Religion.”

1900EST-Mike Ford: CNN, in the interests of “diversity,” has three co-moderators.

• Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360, a daily CNN news program.

* Erin Burnett anchors Erin Burnett OutFront, a daily CNN news program.

* Marc Lacey is the National editor at the Times, overseeing the paper’s correspondents across the country.

1857EST-Mike Ford: In the middle of all this, Speaker Pelosi came out to announce that the Democrats would NOT vote on a formal Impeachment Inquiry…Yet. for those of use who have been wondering just when President Trump was going to pull out the baseball bat…I think we are just about there…he’s told Pelosi’s House minions that he won’t comply with subpoenas unless the farce masquerading and an Official Act by the House, is voted on. More to follow.

1851EST-Mike Ford: Little note on the pre-pregame shows on FNC & CNN. the CNN crew is prepping the battlefield restating as fact things that have already been proven false, like Russia collusion among others. what is interesting, Fox News, despite ridding themselves Smith, appear to be moving more and more left. Pundit Mara Liason, a long term never Trumper believes she smells blood in the water.

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Babylon Bee Dunks on LeBron James After Basketball Superstar Said Daryl Morey “Could Have Waited a Week”

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James partakes in warm ups before an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Nick wrote this morning about the appalling statement the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James gave on the Daryl Morey Hong Kong tweet controversy.

Here’s a quick recap of what James said in pregame comments Monday night at the Staples Center in L.A. about Morey’s comments, via The Hill:

“I don’t want to get into a feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke,” James said. “So many people could have been harmed, not just financially, but physically, emotionally, spiritually.”

After the comment sparked a firestorm on social media, James clarified his remarks.

“I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet,” James tweeted. “I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk about that.”

James expanded on his thoughts in another tweet, where he stated Morey “could have waited” a week to make his comments in support of Hong Kong’s protesters because “My team and this league just went through a difficult week”:

James’ response was a really, really bad look for a guy who has been treated as though he is the “wokest” of all NBA players. James has definitely not been shy about using his platform as a basketball superstar and future Hall of Famer to show support for Colin Kaepernick’s NFL kneeling, campaign for Hillary Clinton, and declare that people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 were “uneducated.”

He even tweeted this MLK, Jr. quote in January 2018:

Because James has clearly changed his tune on the injustices of the world and the need to speak out against those injustices, the Babylon Bee decided to deliver a dunk of their own against him for his staggering ignorance on Hong Kong as well as his woke hypocrisy:

LOS ANGELES, CA—NBA superstar Lebron James recently told reporters that while he respects what Rosa Parks did for civil rights by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 Alabama, he thinks her protest “probably could have waited a week.”
[…]
James, an expert in geopolitical relations as well as the game of basketball, went on to explain that people in power stand to lose a lot of money when protesters challenge the status quo.

Perfect.

Make sure to read the whole thing.

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#ExposeCNN Part 2 (Full): CNN Leadership Picks Favorites Among 2020 Democratic Candidates, Least Fave is Tulsi Gabbard

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On Tuesday, Project Veritas released Part 2 of their #ExposeCNN series. Whistleblower Cary Poarch tells viewers that he was a registered Democrat when he began working at CNN. During the 2016 Democratic primaries, he said he had campaigned and voted for Bernie Sanders.

Poarch was able to record CNN President Jeff Zucker’s daily 9am meetings where he issued his daily guidance to CNN staff members.

At one of these meetings, Zucker asked CNN Vice President and Political Director David Chalian if he thought CNN was taking Andrew Yang seriously enough.

Chalian replied, “Yeah, I mean, I think we – I don’t know why we wouldn’t take him – you know, most of these candidates seriously. We should definitely be looking at why Andrew Yang is resonating…Do I think he’s a likely nominee? No, I don’t.”

In another, Zucker suggested that CNN do a segment on Democratic candidate Kamala Harris’ call for President Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended. He says, “It’s not going to happen [Kamala winning the nomination], but I think it’s a good segment in the show… Not going to happen, but it’s a good talking – it’s a good segment.”

Nick Neville, CNN Media Coordinator is asked why the network didn’t broadcast Biden’s entire rally. He answers, “They probably think it’s boring… people would change the channel.” He’s right about that.

In another clip, several employees are discussing the network’s treatment of several of the candidates.

CNN’s Media Coordinator Christian Sierra, who we heard from yesterday, said it was unfair to focus on only a few of the candidates. He is asked, “Who is CNN unfairer against right now on the debate?”

Sierra responds, “Um, I think probably Yang and Klobuchar. One of the lesser ones. Just cause they’re going to talk about Biden more than Warren and Sanders. They’re not going to mention others…They want to cover the people who are on the top. They don’t want to cover the bottom.”

Poarch asks, “So, who does he [Zucker] want to be president?”

Sierra answers, “Here’s the thing, I don’t know. I think he wants a Democrat but I don’t think he has any particular favorite. Well, ‘cause here’s the thing, he donated before to Kamala Harris when she was running for Senate in California. Um, but, I think he kind of likes Pete, but I can tell he also likes Biden and Warren.”

Poarch asked Sierra if Zucker likes Biden. Sierra tells him he thinks so.

Then, Evan Perez, Senior Justice Correspondent weighs in, “Now I’ll tell you this. Joe Biden has a problem. Because his son was trading on his name. It looks bad. It smells bad. It’s not illegal. Nothing is illegal about it…How do you go and say that Donald Trump is the problem? Get him out of here, and convict him, when your son is doing the same shit.” (I posted about this exchange here.)

As for some of the other candidates:

The whistleblower asks Sierra “Who does CNN like?”

He tells him, “I think they like Warren a lot.”

Sierra continues, “They don’t like Tulsi. They don’t like Tulsi Gabbard. Because she supports Assad and she’s not taking a conventional route when it comes to one policy, stuff like that.”

Poarch sums it up by saying, “I just want us to have a free and fair election. That’s what it’s all about. Like we get information presented to us. We can, we can pull the lever for whoever we want. Again, left, right center, whatever. That’s the American dream. That’s what it should be. I don’t need to have some ideology shoved down my throat. That’s twisted in a way.”

I don’t think there was anything especially surprising or egregious about Part 2 of #ExposeCNN. The network’s leadership and staffers are merely stating their opinions about the field of 2020 hopefuls. Why would they want to cover unpopular candidates who have little chance of winning the nomination as often as the more viable among them? CNN is a business and businesses work for profits.

Part 1, which I posted about on Monday (here) had more meaty exchanges. Staffers discussed Zucker’s hatred and his “personal vendetta” for President Trump. In one segment, a staffer is heard saying he couldn’t believe CNN hasn’t taken down Trump yet. In another, an employee describes the scene at CNN on the night of Trump’s 2016 victory as funeral-like.

Zucker is heard making an incredibly tone-deaf remark about Fox News. He said:

I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News. The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded into American society and frankly, that is beyond destructive for America.

He is also recorded telling staffers that it’s time to turn on Lindsay Graham. “So, I wanna say on the Lindsay Graham front. I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN who are friendly with Lindsay Graham. Time to knock that off and call him out.”

So far, I would say Project Veritas is 1 – 1. Part 1 was fairly interesting, but Part 2 was a bit of a wet weekend.

We’ll see what Part 3 brings.

Stay tuned.

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Hunter Biden Confirms Joe Biden Is a Liar

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You may recall a previous dust up between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in which the President shared a meme showing Biden insisting he had never discussed his son’s foreign dealings. In what was one of the better trolls of the year, Nickelback then came on singing “look at this photograph” while showing a picture of Biden, Hunter, and the executive from Ukrainian company in question.

If that wasn’t dispositive enough that the elder Biden had lied, we now have an even better source: Hunter Biden.

A “brief exchange” means Joe Biden was aware. There’s noway to get around that fact. Originally, he claimed he had never spoken to Hunter about it. At this point, it’s safe to call that a lie.

I first documented this contradiction based on another previous Hunter quote in an article back in September.

Now, there is no doubt. Hunter has once again confirmed he spoke with his father about the board position with Burisma. This would have come at the same time Biden was front manning foreign policy in the region. In fact, Hunter flew with his father on Air Force 2 to the area before he managed to land to gig. Just a coincidence I’m sure.

It was after that when Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainians to fire a prosecutor looking into Burisma by threatening to withhold aid (that was apparently not an impeachable offense at the time).

To put an even bigger capstone on this, Hunter Biden also admits in the interview that he was using his father’s influence to enrich himself.

Well, that’s obvious. I guess this is his way of checking his privilege?

The funny thing is, if you check blue-checkmark Twitter right now, all the “journalists” are sharing quotes like this.

It must be nice to be a Democrat. In an interview where Hunter confirmed his father lied, the valiant journalists among us are deciding to focus on Hunter’s denials instead, painting them as legitimate. Color me shocked.

This scandal isn’t going away. Biden should have just owned it from the beginning instead of painting himself into a corner. At this point, Elizabeth Warren has to be the presumptive frontrunner. Trump, for all his flaws, has managed to hang this around Joe Biden’s neck to devastating effect.

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Josh Hawley Has a Great Suggestion for Hong Kong Leader Angered by Him Calling It a Police State

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On Sunday, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley was in Hong Kong. Hawley is one of the major voices in the US Senate keeping the cause and plight of pro-Democracy demonstrators in front of the American people

While in Hong Kong, Hawley too the opportunity to warn about what he saw happening:

“…Hong Kong is in danger of sliding towards a police state and that representative government in Hong Kong is at risk, and that the one country two systems model is at risk.”

And he’s right.

We’ve watched as the local authorities have ratcheted up the pressure as more and more everyday Hong Kong residents are responding to the curtailment of their historical liberties by taking to the streets. Thousands have been injured. A couple of thousand have been arrested.

And the 800-pound gorilla, the People’s Liberation Army, has been beefing up its Hong Kong garrison under the guise of “normal rotations.”

An who can forget what China’s president said just yesterday?

Hawley’s observations were not welcomed in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a news conference to dispute Hawley’s characterization of where Hong Kong is headed.

I thought their visit to Hong Kong would enable them to see the actual situation in a comprehensive and objective manner. But unfortunately the feedback that I’ve got is most of them, or several of them coming here, they have very preconceived views about Hong Kong’s situation. That’s why for this particular senator to describe Hong Kong as becoming a police state is totally irresponsible and unfounded.

Senator Hawley fired back:

Hong Kong is at a critical juncture. The relative freedom experienced by it residents has become enough of a threat to Beijing that a decision was made to try to curb it and bring it closer to Mainland governance. Beijing has sort of painted itself into a corner here. If it backs down it looks weak. If it tries to suppress the demonstrations by force it knows that the entire world will have a front row seat. Hawley calling out the Hong Kong government for the dangerous path it has set for itself

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Leftists Threaten to “Bring Out the Guillotine” If Theaters Show Jordan Peterson Documentary

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Theaters in many locations are terminating their showing of the documentary “The Rise of Jordan Peterson” after receiving threats of violence.

According to The Stranger, showings in theaters in Toronto and Brooklyn had all been canceled due to complaints by staff that they were fearful of “getting in trouble.” It’s the kind of “trouble” that is seen whenever Antifa and violent leftists show up to impose their anti-fascist fascism on everyone present.

The film’s co-creator, Maziar Ghaderi was giving an interview to The Stranger when he received a text message from a pastor who had agreed to screen the film in his church after theaters refused to play it. He too had begun receiving complaints and threats.

One threat involved an “or else” kind of message, threatening that if he doesn’t obey then these radical leftists will “bring out the guillotine to fix society”:

“Fair warning,” it read, “several community organizations are planning to shut down your showing of the Jordan Peterson propaganda film. While many of us aren’t Christian and some even flat-out condemn the religion, we do not want any harm to come to your place of worship or those within. However, we cannot allow fascism to continue to rise and will not tolerate its presence in our city, whether it is on the streets or on the waterfront or in a church. Read some history books, read about eugenics, read about sex and gender and then compare it to Peterson. Pray on it if you must. Do the right thing. As much as we joke about it, we really don’t want to have to bring out the guillotine to fix society.”

Peterson, a Toronto clinical psychologist and professor, achieved international fame when he became a central figurehead in the conversation of ethics and his opposition to identity politics and political correctness. This put him square into the crosshairs of hard-left activists and protesters. This includes Antifa, who often utilize violence to silence political opposition.

The reason the hard-left becomes so vehement about Peterson’s silence is that much of what Peterson says makes sense, and as such, even members of the left find him appealing. Peterson is dangerous. He doesn’t just change minds, he changes hearts, and those are two things the radical left would like to own.

But it also exposes the weakness of their position. If they can only retaliate to Peterson’s words with violence for silence, then their arguments aren’t very good. Peterson has already won the debate.

While I doubt the radical left would pull out a literal guillotine (yet), I do believe they would resort to violence. The kind of violence that puts people in hospitals. Those screening the movie should continue to do so despite the threats, but make sure that security is a factor.

Speech shouldn’t be silenced, whether it’s Jordan Peterson or not, and shutting down showings of the movie isn’t going to progress anything forward.

 

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Sneak Preview of Project Veritas Part 2; CNN’s Evan Perez says Hunter Biden is Trading on Father’s Name, Looks Bad, Smells Bad

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The China Syndrome

 

Just as he did on Monday prior to releasing the full Part 1 video of #ExposeCNN, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe uploaded single clips of the most newsworthy exchanges.

This clip features CNN’s Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez saying, “Now I’ll tell you this. Joe Biden has a problem. Because his son was trading on his name. It looks bad, it smells bad. It’s not illegal. Nothing is illegal about it. (inaudible) I mean, you’re benefitting from your father’s name. You’re trading on his name.”

The whistleblower is heard saying, “Everybody does that, though.”

Perez replies, “Then that’s the problem. How do you go and say that ‘Donald Trump is the person, get him out of here’ and convict him when your son is doing the same sh**?

We have no idea if Hunter Biden did or did not commit a crime. We do know that he benefitted financially from his father’s position.

The more concerning issue is Joe Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion of U.S. aid if the Ukrainian president didn’t fire then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was about to investigate his son “in the next six hours.” Although Biden maintains he wanted Shokin fired because he was corrupt and that it had nothing to do with son, that sounds rather unlikely.

During his interview with ABC News on Monday, Hunter Biden said:

In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part. Is that I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now, when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all. However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is…a swamp in—in—in many ways? Yeah.

So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever. Did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not.

He did admit that Burisma would “probably not” have offered him a position on their board if his father had not been Joe Biden. He said, “I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake.”

His lack of self-awareness is right up there with Hillary Clinton’s.

I’ll be posting additional clips or perhaps the full Part 2 video of #ExposeCNN as they become available.

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