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Devin Nunes: ‘Comey Is In A Lot Of Trouble’

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Former FBI Director James Comey chose to mark the second anniversary of his firing by speaking at a CNN town hall event. What stood out most to me about Comey’s performance on Thursday night was his remarkable state of denial. The blogosphere has been abuzz with stories about the many surreal comments he made to CNN host Anderson Cooper. At times, it seemed that not even Cooper believed what Comey was saying. (I posted here on his hypocritical remarks about Rod Rosenstein.)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), currently the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee (he served as Chairman throughout 2017 and 2018), has played a major role in exposing the coup against President Trump. Nunes appeared on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning and was asked to weigh in on Comey’s performance. He said:

This is a guy who continues to just make a mockery of the entire FBI and the Department of Justice. This is the guy who, remember, leaked his memos in order to make sure that a Special Counsel was created to investigate the president. This is the guy who put an unverified dossier in front of a FISA court. There are lots of problems with Comey’s story. None of it matches up with reality.

In addition to Attorney General William Barr’s probes of the FBI’s activity throughout the 2016 election year and beyond, the DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is expected to complete an exhaustive investigation in the next month. This began in March 2018. His work has focused on the FBI’s use of the bogus Steele Dossier as the basis of a FISA Court application for a warrant to spy on Carter Page, then a junior advisor to the Trump campaign. The FBI sought and obtained three renewals of the warrant.

Their ability to surveil Page’s communications provided the FBI significant information about other members of the campaign. Asked by Anderson Cooper if he considered these tactics reasonable, Comey said:

The FBI in my view took very reasonable steps, careful steps to try and understand is that true. I can’t believe Republicans would have wanted it any other way and we acted in a very responsible, limited and constrained way. I’m proud of the way we conducted ourselves.

Nunes said, “There’s no question as it relates to the FISA on Carter Page that nothing was done by the book. In fact, it was all done – it was all very irregular.”

Comey then said he feels “confident” the IG Report will not reveal any “misconduct” by the FBI.

Nunes disagreed saying, “I don’t think he’s telling the truth, is the bottom line here. The former FBI director is not a stupid man and he’s acting awfully stupid…Remember when he came before our task force at the end of the last Congress, this is a man who couldn’t answer a question. I think, you know, over 100 times said things like, ‘I don’t recall’ so whenever put under oath on a body like the legislative body of Congress, the guy couldn’t answer a question. He could do a town hall and make a lot of things up but look, I think Mr. Comey is in a lot of trouble and he should be. He made a mess of the FBI.”

Here is a brief list of Comey’s wrongdoing:

  • We have to remember that James Comey scuttled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Any mere mortal would have been indicted and convicted under the espionage act for the same offense.
  • He approved the use of FBI informants to spy on the Trump campaign.
  • He signed off on a FISA application in October 2016, in which he presented the Steele dossier as a serious document. He failed to mention that it was opposition research commissioned and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC.
  • Then, three months later, when he briefed President-elect Trump about the dossier, he portrayed it as an “unverified and salacious” document.
  • After he was fired, he gave notes of his meetings with the President, several of which contained classified information, to his friend to leak to the media because he wanted to trigger a special counsel investigation.
  • In addition, a large number of top-level FBI officials who were involved in the counterintelligence investigation of candidate Donald Trump have either been demoted or fired.

I’m with Devin Nunes on this one. I also think Mr. Comey is in a lot of trouble.

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Donald Trump Is Making China an Offer It Can’t Refuse

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Donald Trump is making China an offer it can’t refuse, so says Charles Lipson of Real Clear Politics. From the article

The U.S. can either accept Chinese protectionism, as Europeans and previous U.S. administrations have, or it can make them an offer they can’t refuse. The terms are obvious:

* Threaten China’s export-driven economy
* Make that threat believable and sustainable
* Offer China a reasonable deal
* Make it costly for China to delay, and
* Buttress the deal with tough enforcement mechanisms

And the money quote (emphasis, mine)

Trump is taking the Don Corleone option. He acted swiftly and ruthlessly when Chinese trade negotiators withdrew concessions they had already made in writing. On Friday, he more than doubled tariffs to 25% on some $200 billion worth of Chinese exports, with promises of more to come.

Cranking up tariffs that high in one fell swoop, is akin to putting a horse head in your opponent’s bed. Sure is nice to have a President who knows well and good, just which country’s interests he’s supposed to be looking out for. The world is taking notice. America is back.

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

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[WATCH] A Disgusted Ben Shapiro Abruptly Cuts BBC Interview Short, Refuses to Continue

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Pundit and Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro abruptly cut off a contentious BBC interview on Friday after he deemed the interviewer as partisan and uninterested in accurately quoting the book Shapiro was on to promote.

BBC’s Andrew Neil began the interview with the dry flatness typical of British media but the interview quickly turned tense when Neil approached Shapiro’s views on abortion and political divisiveness. When the British interviewer asked about Georgia’s new “heartbeat” law and characterized it as “barbaric”, calling “heartbeat” abortion laws “extreme and hard policies” Shapiro immediately clapped back.

“Are you an objective journalist, or are you an opinion journalist?”

In the nearly 15 minute interview Neil pressed Shapiro on his opposition to Trump, his pro-life views and the state of the conservative movement in America. At one point he mentioned that the American right seemed stagnant while the left was where the “fresh” ideas like Medicare for all and higher minimum wage were gaining popularity.

Shapiro retorted:

Not all ideas are good ideas. It is intellectual sneering of the highest order to suggest that only the left has new and decent ideas.

He also pointed out that none of those ideas were particularly new.

Eventually the author and “Sunday Special” host decided the interview was too biased and took a curt exit.

I’m not inclined to continue an interview with a person as badly motivated as you.

British viewers took to social media to express scorn for the American guest. Some were particularly amused that Andrew Neil was being framed as a leftist, as apparently he is not viewed as such in the U.K.

Shapiro made a half-hearted apology for misinterpreting Neil’s politics but what is being lost in the cultural divide is that “conservative” means very different things in America and Great Britain. Socialism is such an ingrained concept in the U.K. that even those who call themselves “conservatives” still lean very far to what Americans would call “the left”. Socialized healthcare, limited speech, cradle-to-grave entitlements…these are viewed as the “normal” view of any good citizen. The “monarchy nations” like Great Britain and even our neighbors to the north don’t truly comprehend American notions of freedom and their news is so filtered that they don’t typically have a nuanced or sophisticated view of American political machinations or discussions.

Neil’s fans may find it funny that Shapiro thinks Neil is on the left, but by American standards he most likely is exactly that.

For Shapiro’s part, he also may have been misinterpreting the cultural filter through which the conversation was taking place. As an outspoken conservative who has been commonly treated with bias and aggressively ignorant rage by many in the American mainstream media and even academia, it is only natural that he might head into the BBC interview with the mindset that he was being set up from the start. It happens all the time.

Regardless of Neil’s personal politics (he apparently is a chair on the group that owns The Spectator), one only needs to watch the interview (available in it’s entirety below) to see that the British personality’s questions quite boldly veered in an editorial direction from just about the very first words out of his mouth.

Ben Shapiro is one of the most fascinating and articulate thinkers in modern politics. He is also exceedingly polite, friendly nearly to a fault and well-liked by those on the left and the right who know him personally. His words are routinely and grossly misrepresented in mainstream media circles in ways that run shockingly contrary to who he is as a person. Even his “storming out” of that interview was done as politely as possible.

A good interviewer wouldn’t have immediately framed a narrative, but instead been genuinely interested in Shapiro’s views and particularly in the book he had been invited on to discuss.

It was not out of the question for Shapiro to end an interview that clearly was never going to allow him to fairly represent his own views.

Great Britain is amazing and the British are a wonderful people but Andrew Neil was not acting in good faith and Ben Shapiro is under no obligation to participate in any exchange he deems hostile to his person or his brand.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE:

 

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens Podcast ep. 68 — The Did I Hurt Your Thinkings Edition

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Covering the connection of DC politics and Hollywood entertainment as they contribute to our culture.

Quite a bit of ill-thought and incomplete concepts seemed to rule the week. We saw everything from journalists making incomplete conclusions and theories, to celebrities believing their feelings amounted to good ideas. Additionally, politicians tried to sell us on concepts that were…well, they came from a politician — not much more needs to be said.

There was also worldwide intrigue in Venezuela, Ukraine, and Palestine, and in keeping with the global theme we wondered just what in the world celebrities were thinking with their fashions at the Met Gala.

 

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THIS WEEK’S THEME:Backstabber” ~ Eminem

 

  • More Manafort intrigue was floating around, leading to a parallel with the Steele Dossier — as Mueller was curious if Trump had Ukraine connections he ignored Hillary and the DNC actually HAVING those connections.
  • For some reason celebrities, who like to claim they are progressive, sure seem obsessed with a nearly 50 year old piece of legislation. They showing ignorance of the Constitution is merely a bonus.
  • The team of Talib & Omar continue to be a pure comedy act, as both ladies show both an allegiance to the Palestinians and ignorance of the facts.
  • At CNN Chris Cillizza was all in a dander over what Trump might do in 2020 in the form of denying he loses the election. At the same time Chris is unbothered that Democrats are CURRENTLY doing this from the last election, like Hillary, and Stacy Abrams, and Andrew Gillum, and…
  • Author Bret Easton Ellis has some choice words for Hollywood’s privileged set, and some less-than-choice critics were unhappy with this.
  • Speaking of CNN, their horrible ratings is leading them to cull the staff, by buying out contracts. Brian Stelter rushed to the scene to inform us: “These are not layoffs!!!” (Okay Brian, calm your nerves.)

TWITTER MOMENT OF THE WEEK
At the big Met Gala this week celebrities attempted to wear the most obtuse outfits they could for the cameras. One outlet found out that many of them managed to resemble items from the Target housewares catalogue.

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‘I Will Not Yield’: Jim Jordan Blasts Nadler, Other Dems in Fiery Committee Speech

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Prior to the House Judiciary Committee vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)  delivered a scorching speech in which he told Democrats the unvarnished truth. They want to silence Barr before he exposes the whole conspiracy. Jordan said:

Bill Barr is following the law. What’s his reward? Democrats are going to hold him in contempt.

I don’t think today is about getting information. I don’t think it’s about getting the unredacted Mueller Report…I think it’s all about trying to destroy Bill Barr because Democrats are nervous he’s going to get to the bottom of everything. He’s going to find out how and why this investigation started in the first place.

Jordan laid out the entire case, starting with the failure of leadership at the FBI. He focused on Barr’s comment that “spying did occur” and that it may have been politically motivated. He told members:

He [Barr] said, there’s a basis for my concern about the spying that took place. And maybe the most interesting thing – two terms he used that frankly I find frightening – he said in his judgment that it looks like there might have been unauthorized surveillance and political surveillance.

During his speech, Jordan mentioned a comment Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made to Trump during their first meeting in January 2017. Schumer had warned the President, “If you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you.”

Jordan said:

I don’t know if the FBI went after Trump in six ways, but they sure went after him in two ways. One was the dossier…the FBI used one party’s oppo research to get a warrant from a secret court to spy on another campaign.

When they went to the court they didn’t tell the court important things like who paid for it, that Christopher Steele had said he was desperate to stop Trump, and they didn’t tell them that Steele had been fired by the FBI because he was out talking to the press.

Next Jordan talked about the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign.

Second, just last Thursday, New York Times story, the FBI sent an investigator pretending to be somebody else to talk with George Papadopoulos who was working with the Trump campaign. You know what they call that? It’s called spying. Think about the term he used: Political surveillance.

When Jordan was asked to yield his time, he said, “I will not yield,” and calmly continued.

He spoke the truth and the Democratic members who appeared behind him in the video seemed rather bothered by it.

And, as we all know, the committee later voted to hold Barr in contempt by a 24-16 vote.

Watch the whole speech below.

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Disgraced Former FBI Director Pushes Unhinged Conspiracy Theories at CNN Town Hall

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Last night, because CNN’s ratings apparently haven’t been crappy enough, James Comey was welcomed for a “Town Hall” where he was served up softball questions to virtue signal over. You know, because disgraced FBI directors normally get town halls or something. It was basically a live action play of his emo Twitter feed.

At the event, he decided to push several already disproven conspiracy theories about Donald Trump and Russia.

This is like asking whether it’s possible James Comey has joined Beto O’Rourke in his furry fetish. I suspect it’s more than possible but me saying so doesn’t make it any more probable.

Comey knows what he’s saying is utter nonsense. The Mueller investigation looked at all this and found there was nothing there, no conspiracy, etc. between Trump and Russia. We can also see by Trump’s tough actions against Russia that there’s clearly no leverage being held over him. Yet, just like Andrew McCabe did, Comey is making a salacious suggestion without any proof, knowing that CNN will run with it as factually newsworthy.

And sure enough, here’s CNN’s headline today on it.

Comey Says it Is Possible the Russians Have Something Compromising on Trump

Let me rephrase that for them.

Disgraced FBI Director Who Knows Nothing Makes Baseless Claim About Trump and Russia

The latter is far more accurate of a representation of what Comey said.

He wasn’t done though. Comey then moved on to even more ridiculous conspiracy theories, this time about the fabled “pee tape” the Russians supposedly had to blackmail Trump. He suggests that Robert Mueller thought the pee tape may exist and that he didn’t “disprove” it.

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There’s a problem, though. Mueller actually did disprove it, as even though the Russian who made the claim never told Michael Cohen at the time, he did tell the special counsel that the tape allegations were fake.

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Despite that, we’ve got James Comey going on CNN, in 2019, pretending the pee tape thing is still a legitimate inquiry. It was so bad that Anderson Cooper actually corrected Comey on his statement.

Is James Comey just this dumb? Or is he actively misleading people to try to cover for his own misconduct? Probably a little of both. Notice in the transcript that he does the same stupid “welp, I wouldn’t have thought this could be true about anyone else” routine that he did in his book. Last I checked, it’s not an investigator’s job to treat something as validated evidence based on gut feelings. Yet, here’s Comey essentially admitting that he did just that.

I’ll end with this clip that encapsulates perfectly what Comey’s problem is.

False. The country can have whoever they decide to vote for. Period.

It is not James Comey’s job to take it upon himself to save the nation from a President he despises. This is why Comey was so dangerous in his position. He had no boundaries and truly felt he had the power to engage in what was essentially a soft coup. That meant if he had to lie on a FISA application, then so be it. If he had to mislead the President on the dossier, so be it. If he had to orchestrate the appointment of a special counsel, so be it.

If there’s any justice left in our system, this guy is going to go down hard in the near future.

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Teacher Gives Student Private Transgender Lessons Without Telling Parents

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Parents are suing a school district in Oregon after a teacher kept their eight year-old son in from recess for several days to educate him about being transgendered.

According to the Statesman Journal, the boy’s second-grade teacher saw him using a staff restroom and assumed that it was due to gender identity issues. In reality, the student has a medical condition so he was allowed to use the staff bathroom. Without asking the student why he was using that bathroom, or asking the parents for permission, this teacher took it upon herself to help the young child with the gender identity issues she incorrectly assumed he was working through.

According to the complaint, the teacher kept him back from recess to show him books and movies “in an effort to promote (him) becoming transgender.”

The Statesman Journal reports that:

The complaint also alleges the following:

In April 2018, without notifying the parents and without any authorization from the school district, the teacher began developing a lesson plan to help the boy understand what it meant to be transgender.

She then began keeping the student inside the classroom alone during recess at least three times to show him videos and teach him “it is acceptable to become transgender.”

These lessons included episodes of the reality television series “I Am Jazz” about a transgender girl named Jazz Jennings, books “I Am Jazz” and “Who are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity” and discussions on the difference between male and female body parts.

The books and show, which were recommended by an “unknown non-school employee transgender individual,” exposed the boy to sexual topics and sexual discussions, according to the lawsuit.

During the lessons, the student was not allowed to go outside for recess until he finished the videos or books.

At the end of the week, the teacher sent home materials to read and share with his family. It was only then that his parents became aware of what was happening at school.

“(They) were extremely shocked to find out that she would expose (their son) to various sexual concepts, such as the difference between male and female body parts,” the family’s attorney Edgar Diaz said in the lawsuit.

After the child’s parents complained, the school simply told the teacher to follow school policy about teaching controversial topics and let parents know if a child’s school schedule is going to be altered. They also reportedly discounted the issues the boy was now facing, saying “if this happened in Portland, it would not be a big deal.”

The lessons had lasting damage, according to the lawsuit. According to the report:

The boy became confused about whether he going to turn into a girl. He now shies away from playing with “girl” toys or playing “girl-related” games. He underwent personality changes, becoming more depressed, aggressive and isolated and now attends counseling.

“He has also become afraid of attending his current school, seeing (the teacher) and using the boys’ bathroom,” Diaz said in the complaint.

His parents have also struggled with anxiety, stress and depression following the incident.

While these incidents took place nearly a year ago, the child is still confused by them, his mother says. She told Fox 12 Oregon “Still today, a year later, if he plays with my niece, he’s a girl in that moment… if he plays with my nephew, he’s a boy.”

His father said that this isn’t about his son’s gender identity, it’s about the ease with which the teacher pulled him aside and shared confusing material with him that should have required parental consent. “He can be whatever he wants, I don’t care what he is. I just want him to be my happy son and I feel like she messed that up. It frustrates me that my son can be influenced that drastically, and nothing be done about it they just wanted to sweep it under the rug.”

The lawsuit is asking for $79,000 for counseling, medication, doctor’s appointments, and therapy as well as 920,000 in non-economic damages.

 

 

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Steven Spielberg Pulls Out of Producing Hit CBS Show Over Star Sexual Harassment Claims

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It has been a tumultuous couple of days in the production offices of the CBS primetime drama “Bull”. First came the announcement that the network was renewing the hit show for a fourth season run, and then almost immediately came a polarizing dose of bad news: Steven Spielberg, and his production company Amblin Entertainment announced he was pulling out of all commitments to the program.

The abrupt announcement is actually a long-brewing ordeal with the program, as the star of the program, Michael Weatherly (DiNozzo, from “NCIS”) has been accused in credible fashion of sexual harassment on the set. The story came to light in December, when co-star Eliza Dushku was found to have received a significant settlement from the network. The payout resulted when she revealed inappropriate behavior by Weatherly to the producers and had been subsequently written off of the show as a result.

Her story was an extension from larger issues at the network when the CEO Les Moonves was forced from his post for sexual harassment of his own. An independent legal team was brought in to investigate the network’s atmosphere of tolerating sexual harassment. This was proven out to a degree in the Dushku case.

After she had raised her concerns CBS lawyers brought in video outtakes from the set they believed would show that the actress was actually provoking the behavior. What the videos ended up doing is show Weatherly’s behavior in blatant fashion, proving Dushku’s case for her. The legal team was seemingly oblivious to what the star was doing, in their zeal to prove their case against her.

The reason for the delay in the announcement of Amblin’s exit is a matter of the scheduling of the TV seasons. The production company had completed season-3 development and was in a holding pattern regarding any upcoming commitment. Meanwhile, in March it was reported that Dushku had been in discussions with Spielberg and other leaders of the Time’s Up organization. Spielberg, and his wife Kate Capshaw have been ground floor supporters of the women’s rights group.

As of now there is a bit of limbo for the program going forward. The show is based somewhat on the earlier career of Dr. Phil, as a courtroom jury consultant. Dr. Phil’s company Stage 29 Productions is also behind the show, and may need to begin taking on more of the financial duties if no further backers step in.

The other problem is whether CBS will change its decision on the program’s renewal. The Dushku settlement case was a black eye for the network following the Moonves ouster. Keeping the series “Bull” on the air could also keep those stories alive, as the network is working hard to put those accusations to rest.

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Police: Elderly Homeless Veteran Who Was Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Dies From Revenge Attack

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A 16-year-old girl called her brother on April 23rd and told him she had been sexually assaulted by a 62-year-old man on a transit bus in Utah.

Her brother arrived on the scene a short time later and attacked the man as he got off the bus. The elderly man later died as a result of head injuries he sustained when he fell to the sidewalk after the attack.

As it turns out, police reviewed surveillance video and say the girl falsely accused the man, a homeless veteran, of attacking her:

About 6:15 p.m. that night, the girl made a sexual assault report to police.

“Logan Police detectives reviewed the video footage of the alleged assault,” police wrote. “The video showed Mr. [Michael] Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault occurred.”

Four days later, Fife died from his injuries, police wrote.

Police did not release the names of the teenage brother and sister because they are juveniles.

Here’s what the Logan City PD wrote on their Facebook page about the incident:

The victim’s son is trying to raise money to help pay for funeral expenses, and is thankful that the video footage cleared his father’s name of wrongdoing:

The victim’s only child, Michael Fife Jr., said he had no idea why this happened but is glad the accusation isn’t hanging over his father’s name.

“I don’t even know why he was being hit,” he said. “Something definitely needs to be done because this stuff can’t happen. I mean, especially over an allegation.”

A GoFundMe page has been established to help pay funeral expenses for Fife.

Its organizer asks people to “help lay big Mike to rest.”

“He cared a lot about people,” Fife’s son said. “He always greeted them with a smile and he was always a kind person to them.”

Since the #MeToo/Believe All Women era began, we’ve talked a lot about the sobering reality of how false accusations of sexual misconduct and/or assault can ruin a person’s life. In this case, false allegations and a warped sense of vigilante justice led to a man’s murder.

Prominent Democratic women like twice-failed candidate for president Hillary Clinton and 2020 presidential candidates like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) say women should be automatically believed when they make accusations of sexual assault. They are also on board with various feminist movements on college campuses across the country to strip accused young men of their right to due process.

This case is just one of many that provides a cautionary tale about the myth that women never lie about sexual assault and rape. Sadly, for the falsely accused in this instance, the consequences were deadly.

There’s no word yet from police on what charges the two teenagers could face as a result of their actions.

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Joe Biden Makes an Insane Comment About Illegal Immigrants

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Joe Biden is currently dominating the Democratic primary.

He’s entered the race and promptly doubled up Bernie Sanders, who was supposed to be performing much better than he has. This led Sanders to team up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to let us know that post offices should now give up subprime loans, because what could possibly go wrong?

While Biden has an easy path to victory against his fellow Democrats if he just monopolizes the “moderate” lane, he apparently thinks he’s needs to out crazy his opponents, which admittedly is tough to do.

This is the kind of thing you’d expect to hear from a California Democrat, not a guy hoping to take back the mid-west by winning blue collar voters.

Regardless of how humane someone may think this statement is, it’s objectively insane. We can not possibly afford to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants, who are now crossing in massive numbers each month. It’s also something that would produce a magnet effect, drawing even more to break our laws. That means more human smuggling, more sexual assaults, and more deaths of children making the journey. Biden’s position is actually a pretty terrible one to take.

Worse, it’s asking law abiding Americans who are already struggling to pay for their own healthcare to pay even more for those who can’t even respect our laws enough to enter legally.

Ironically, it’s Barack Obama and Joe Biden who’ve put us in the situation we are currently in with the passage of Obamacare, which Biden once lauded as a “Big f-ing deal” in an attempt to push it.

Now cash strapped Americans need to have their premiums skyrocket even more so we can give healthcare to illegal immigrants? I’m sure this is going to play really well in OH, MI, WI, and PA.

This exposes the overall problem for Biden. He’s similar to Trump in that if he just doesn’t talk as much, more people like him. But the more Biden flails about with silly, unhinged statements like this, the worse off he’s going to be. While Biden may think dancing for nickles from the liberal base will help him now, he’s making a strategic mistake in regards to the general election (if he makes it there).

But hey, keep making those mistakes as far as I’m concerned.

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