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Sorry Dems, Michelle Obama Said She’s Not Running and You’re Stuck With the B-Team

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The Democrats are going into 2020 with what I can only describe as an entire roster of kids you’d pick last to be on your team. None of them are particularly fit to be a world leader and are about as outstanding as a cold sore.

That’s why some Democrats, including the likes of “documentarian” Michael Moore, have been letting their eyes wander to other people they believe would be a solid fit. Namely former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Moore said she’d be a great fit based on the fact that she looked really good on her book tour, is currently polled as the most admired woman in America behind Oprah Winfrey, and has been around when President stuff was happening.

That’s pretty much it. She’s not done anything that would merit her becoming the leader of the free world except that she’s well known and looked good on a book tour.

As nonsensical as that wish was, Obama seems to have some sense about her as she’s completely rejected the idea of running for office in any format according to The Hill:

“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Obama said in an interview with The National, Amtrak’s travel and culture magazine, that was published Friday.

“There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”

Like I said when this suggestion was first made by Moore, this reveals how Democrats really feel about their 2020 candidates. It’s not good that the left is so desperate for something else that they’re seeking someone from the outside.

To be honest, I can’t blame them. The only person among the 2020 crop of Democrats that remotely strikes my interest is Tulsi Gabbard, but even she falls short thanks to her pro-abortion stance among other things.

 

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Amazing: Police Dash Cam Captures a Plane’s Emergency Landing on a Busy Washington Highway (VIDEO)

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Wow.

On Thursday, a police dash cam caught what looked like a scene straight out of Hollywood.

An on-duty cop was driving his squad car on a busy Spanaway, Washington highway when he spotted a large vehicle coming straight for him.

And it wasn’t a Suburu, Jack!

Racing toward him through the air — like the DeLorean at the end of the first movie — was a winged wonder: a single-prop KR2 plane.



 

The officer turned around and followed, preserving for us all the aircraft’s absolutely incredible touchdown on that ubiquitous landing strip otherwise known as an American street.

The pilot was able to hit the brakes just in time for the red light.

Good thing — wouldn’t wanna get a ticket.

Speaking to Guardian News, patrolman Clint Thompson said he thought the airborne anomaly was a “remote-control plane” until it got closer and revealed itself as life-sized.

Enjoy the amazing video above.

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James Comey Goes Full Cringe In Response to Recent News of His Criminal Referral

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The moment of silence we got from James Comey is over.

In the past few weeks, Comey had refrained from Twitter and media appearances. That happened to coincide with IG Horowitz finishing his investigation, leaving some to speculate that perhaps the former FBI Director had decided it best for his future to lay low. Then the news broke a couple of days ago that while a criminal referral was made against Comey, he would not be charged.

Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s team referred Comey for possible prosecution under the classified information protection laws, but Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors working for Attorney General William Barr reportedly have decided to decline prosecution – a decision that’s likely to upset Comey’s conservative critics.

That got Comey talking again after Rep. Mark Meadows called him out.

First off, anyone who uses the word “bruh” deserves solitary confinement. That’s almost as awkward as when Hillary Clinton was just “chillin” in Cedar Rapids. Whoever this guy’s publicist is needs to be fired and run out of the industry.

As to the meat of his post, this guy never stops being the most self-righteous clown at the party. Even in the midst of an IG report which is already confirmed to eviscerate his conduct, he’s still pulling the “protect this country” card and pretending he’s the only honest person left in the country. It’s bordering on pathological at this point.

What’s he going to do when the IG lays out that he lacked candor in interviews, mishandled classified information, and acted in a partisan manner? The answer is probably exactly what he’s doing here. This guy has no shame and he truly believes in an all powerful bureaucracy with no checks and balances. He has no ability to look in the mirror and admit wrongdoing. In that way, he’d probably make a good politician, which is exactly why he was an awful FBI Director.

It’s inexplicable that anyone would still try to defend the actions of the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation. Comey is going to do his best to try though, and if that means defending people like Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe, he’ll be on CNN to gaslight us for as long as it takes.

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Kira’s Unsolicited Advice: Learn To Say ‘No’ To Your Children

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All my friends will tell you I am the queen of unsolicited advice. Whether you’ve asked for it or not, I inexplicably feel moved to give it to you. I’m sure it’s more annoying than helpful, but we all have our quirks. This one is mine.

So I’ve decided to help relieve my friends from at least a bit of the burden of my unsolicited advice by starting a Friday column as an outlet. For our first journey into “Unsolicited Advice”, we’ll travel to the world of the Slate advice columns, where a young mother is fretting over whether or not she is a bad mother for wanting to switch the location of her daughter’s 7th birthday party.

My daughter wants to have her seventh birthday party at a local public pool. She specifically asked for this pool because she knows she is tall enough for the slide. The pool does party packages, but I have some concerns:

The letter-writer went on to list all of the completely legitimate concerns about supervising a lot of kids around water, distractions and generally just not wanting to spend the day with a million wet strangers. She ends with:

Am I totally overthinking this?

The ensuing advice from Care and Feeding‘s newest columnist Jamiliah Lemieux was kind but wrought with tons of overthinking about the “politics” of children’s birthday parties and disappointing our kids. But it got me thinking…why does this letter need to be written in the first place?

The answer, of course is that too many modern American parents are simply afraid to say ‘no’ to their children.

If this person were my friend asking me this question she would have seen my eye start twitching.

Just say ‘no’!

Modern American parents have this perverse idea that saying ‘no’ to their child’s every whim retards their growth in some way. The truth is, the child that has never been forced to cope with disappointment or compromise is the one that remains stunted for life. Think about the “childish” adults you’ve known in your life. They all have one thing in common – they get mad when they don’t get their way.

The word ‘no’ is a caring parent’s best weapon against raising lazy, weak children. We’ve somehow ended up in this weird upside-down place where we place so much importance on the feelings of children that their comfort has not only become a “right”, it is a necessity for parents to feel like they’re doing a good job.

Your child needs to know that in the world and in their lifetime they will encounter all kinds of situations where they simply cannot have their way. Be it for safety reasons, financial reasons or just plain courtesy there will be all manner of events in which your child will not be able to have the thing or the outcome they want. Healthy adults know how to cope with disappointment because they learned in the safety of their own home.

Your home is the most secure place to teach a child dangerous lessons. You are the safest person to learn those lessons from, because you’re the person who loves them the most and has their best interest at heart.

You scold or punish your child when they run into the street because the consequences for such an act could be fatal. They learn to associate discomfort with the act of running into the street by your reaction to it. Little Katie doesn’t need to be hit by a car to learn that not looking both ways can hurt her. You “hurt/scared” her first by making her uncomfortable for even thinking about it. You’re the “safe place” for that lesson. If you never make her uncomfortable about it, the only other way to learn is to get hit by a car.

When we deny our children the grace of ‘no’ we put them in harm’s way.

Our job as parents isn’t to raise happy kids…it is to raise healthy and productive members of our family and our community.

You can’t serve anyone if you don’t even have enough good sense to handle a tiny rejection here and there. My greatest fear as a mother is raising kids who can’t take care of themselves without me or my husband. Mortality guarantees that we will not be here forever, and no parent wants to outlive their children. If things work out the way we all hope they do, we will be long gone before our children must face their own ends. Too many people parent like they’re going to live forever.

So to this letter writer I say: Just tell your daughter she can’t have the party at the pool. You are the grown-up. Regardless of how disappointed she might be sometimes you have to use your better judgment and accept that your 7-year-old cannot properly understand the full consequences of the situation she is begging for. This is your job as a mother – to protect her from what she doesn’t know until she’s old enough to know it for herself.

My suspicion is that the author of the letter is afraid to disappoint her child not because she’s worried about hurting the girl, but because she is selfishly worried about how she, herself will be hurt to watch her daughter be hurt. This is more about her feeling bad than her child feeling bad.

Say ‘no’ and have the party at home. Your kid will not be in the therapist’s office at 30-years-old complaining about the time her mom didn’t let her have a party at a pool. However, if you acquiesce to the tears and the tantrums she absolutely will be in that therapist’s office complaining about how you coddled her and selfishly didn’t do the hard work of parenting to give her the skills she needed to navigate life on her own.

Families have a hierarchy for a reason. This letter writer sounds like hers is on its head.

That’s my unsolicited advice for this Friday. What would you have told this mother?

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If President Trump Is Going To Drain the Swamp He Must Not Accept Susan Gordon As Acting DNI

There is melodrama brewing at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Over the weekend, President Trump announced the resignation of DNI Dan Coats. The fact that it happened on a Sunday and happened by Twitter signaled that Trump was happy to see the guy go. Either he’d given him the word that he was out and wanted to prevent any laudatory political obituaries for Coats or any effort by the media to try to save Coats’s bacon (this is my gut) or Coats had submitted his letter of resignation and Trump was determined to prevent Coats from stage managing his own departure.

Trump’s decision to nominate John Ratcliffe, a congressman who is serving on the House Intelligence Committee and who is a confirmed skeptic of the Russia hoax seemed inspired. Here was a man who seemed likely to work hand-in-glove with John Durham and William Barr to clean out the people who worked with Comey and Strzok and McCabe and Ohr and Brennan and Sipmson to try to bring down the president. That nomination failed and while we can blame a dishonest press, the lion’s share of the blame lies at the feet of the White House who did not adequately vet the candidate and which was unprepared for the scale of the attack on him (see John Ratcliffe’s Nomination To Be Director of National Intelligence Is Pulled By the White House, All the Right People Are Sweating After John Ratcliffe Is Nominated for DNINY Times Is Concerned John RatcliffeIs Too Partisan For DNI Role; Brit Hume Immediately Pounces and Fusion GPS Media Mouthpieces Take Aim At DNI Nominee John Ratcliffe).

Regardless, the absence of Coats created a problem. Who will be the successor as acting DNI until a new director is confirmed is a critical question. That acting DNI will be the person who decides the degree to which ODNI demands the CIA and NSA cooperate with the Durham investigation. The acting ODNI will decide whether the actions of rogue operatives gets the disinfectant it deserves of whether these particular lice are simply whitewashed into the cracks and crevices to reproduce and reemerge at some future date to do still more damage.

The law creating the ODNI is pretty specific. Unlike the nebulous language that let Mick Mulvaney take over as head of Elizabeth Warren’s wet dream, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the ODNI enabling legislation spells out that the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence “shall” succeed to the directorship in case of a vacancy. This prevents the Federal Vacancies Reform Act dodge–using anyone who has been confirmed by the Senate–from being used to replace him.

The curerent Principal Deputy is Sue Gordon. Gordon is a career intelligence officer who was nominated by President Trump in 2017 while she was serving as deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Before going there she had been at CIA for over 25 years.

Early on, Trump signaled that he probably was not gong to appoint Gordon to be the acting director.

And the White House is apparently compiling a list of replacements. From the media reaction and the reaction of the leftwing commentariat, one is left with the indelible impression that appointing Gordon actin DNI would be a monumentally bad choice.

And if I wanted to sandbag her, I would have tried to make this tweet happen:

Apparently, Gordon is in bad odor with the White House:

Mr. Trump did not allow Ms. Gordon to personally deliver a recent intelligence briefing after she arrived at the White House, according to a person familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence, Amanda J. Schoch, said Ms. Gordon was not blocked from attending any recent briefing, but she declined to comment about what happened inside the Oval Office.

Mr. Trump and House Republicans have made clear that they believe a broad reorganization of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is needed. Administration officials and House Republicans also have said they would like someone at the agency who will work well with Attorney General William P. Barr, who has ordered a review of the intelligence agencies’ support for the F.B.I. as the bureau sought to understand Moscow’s covert efforts to tilt the 2016 election, including any links to the Trump campaign.

As I said, I suspect it is questions about Gordon’s willingness to work with Barr that are in the forefront.

Gordon was a long time CIA officer and this is what she had to say at a recent conference:

“[CIA Director] Gina [Haspel] is one of my dearest friends and favorite colleagues. For those of you who don’t know her, she is so solid, true and not breathless. She will be an amazing leader of the CIA, particularly following [Secretary of State nominee] Mike Pompeo, whose aggressiveness and assertiveness actually established a really good beachhead for intelligence. [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats plays a different role. He is the voice of reason. Pompeo and Coats had a really good relationship. I think Pompeo and Haspel get along exceptionally well. She will secure the seriousness and purpose and go back to the CIA and lead it. I would be so disappointed in America if she doesn’t make it through the confirmation. This woman is the right person at the right time.”

My sensing is that Haspel is very unlikely to survive the Durham investigation. She was head of CIA’s London station during the election. All the major skulduggery happened on her watch. Stefan Halper’s courtship of Carter Page and his attempt to brand Flynn as a Russian asset. The Papadopoulos meetings. Joseph Mifsud worked in London. Christopher Steele works in London. And on and on. Either she knew what was going on or she was one of the most profoundly stupid heads of station in the history of that agency.

Putting her in the position of having to provide access to information that would take down her best friend is not a good idea.

I suspect the administration is going to comply with the ODNI legislation. But I also suspect that Gordon’s days as Principal Deputy. Before Dan Coats leaves it is most likely that Gordon will retire and President Trump will appoint someone else to that position and then elevate them to acting DNI.

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Gillette CEO Says the Billions of Dollars Lost Over the “Toxic Masculinity” Ad Was Worth It

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Gillette’s infamous ad that pushed the idea that men contain “toxic masculinity” is a perfect example of how not to advertise your product. The ad not only created a firestorm of controversy online, but it also helped cost the company billions of dollars.

That would be $5.24 billion to be exact.

(READ: Gillette’s “Woke” Ad That Insulted Men Cost P&G Billions)

But according to Gillette CEO Gary Coombe, the billions of dollars that the company cost parent company Proctor and Gamble was totally worth it. According to MarketingWeek, the ad was a “price worth paying” if it helped to reach the millennial generation.

“I don’t enjoy that some people were offended by the film and upset at the brand as a consequence,” said Coombe. “That’s not nice and goes against every ounce of training I’ve had in this industry over a third of a century. But I am absolutely of the view now that for the majority of people to fall more deeply in love with today’s brands you have to risk upsetting a small minority and that’s what we’ve done.”

Coombe is telling himself fantasies.

You don’t lose that much money because you upset a “small minority” of people. This is billions of dollars gone. You upset an entire sex by essentially telling them that every radical feminist claim about them is true. This includes millennials who turned their back on the shaving company after they attempted the most off-putting “how do you do fellow kids” moment in modern history.

Coombe’s mention of his industry training over a third of a century long. It’s my belief that this training is part of what got him in trouble. Usually, when something like this happens, a boycott may only last for so long. However, we’re living in the age of the internet. We can now have our needs shipped straight to our door by pressing a few buttons on our phone.

Before that, we would go to the store to pick up our products, and over time we may forget our anger at a brand and pick it up if the price is right. Now we have subscriptions to products, with shaving being a popular one. We don’t have to go to the store and be tempted to forgive. Our new shaving products come right to our door every other week.

Coombe tried to appeal to younger men by insulting them based on a movement that became infamous as quickly as it became famous in an age where his product is less popular than ever, and different methods of doing business have taken hold.

Coombe made a horrific call and the proof is in the numbers. Now we’ll see if the good Captain Coombe learns from it, or continues to poke massive holes into the side of his ship in the name of looking “woke.”

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Tragedy: Two Chicago Mothers Known For Anti-Violence Protests Shot Dead In the Street

Two women known for their dogged protests against senseless violence on the south side of Chicago were viciously murdered in the street last Friday.

Chantel Grant (25) and Andrea Stoudemire (35) were part of a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK). The group had originally formed about five years ago when a young mother was shot and killed on an Englewood street corner. Grant and Stoudemire, among others in the group, worked to occupy the corner every day in order to provide food, support, counseling and a positive, pro-community atmosphere for all those who lived in and around the area. They strove to provide safety through positive engagement.

Shockingly and tragically, the two activists were shot and killed on that very same street corner. 

“That’s why we’re out here seven days a week … trying to create a safe place where people can learn to be neighbors and not kill each other,” said the group’s founder, Tamar Manasseh.

Chicago police say they suspect the gunfire was meant for someone else.

The gunfire on Friday night was meant for a man who is affiliated with a Chicago street gang and recently got out of prison, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The 58-year-old man, who was struck in the arm in the shooting and whose name hasn’t been released, is not cooperating with police, Guglielmi said.

“We have no information to suggest they were the intended targets,” he said Tuesday, adding that police are still seeking leads in the case. No arrests have been made.

Not everyone is convinced the mothers weren’t the target. Manasseh suspects that there may have been more at play than simple gang violence.

“They killed mothers on a corner where mothers sit every day,” Manasseh said. “You don’t have mothers killed in a place that is sacred to mothers and not take that as a message.”

Manasseh said the women had been on the corner for hours Friday handing out food to other mothers and keeping watch over a vacant lot the group has turned into a play area for neighborhood children. She said Grant and Stoudemire had finished up for the day and had begun walking to a store to get food for themselves and their children when they were shot.

“They can’t even walk to the store without getting killed,” said Manasseh. “They were killed for parenting.”

Manasseh called the women’s deaths “terrifying” and “heartbreaking.”

“I haven’t slept because I am trying to figure out how we can stop this,” Manasseh told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Who’s next? I just keep thinking, ‘Who’s next?’

The group has started a GoFundMe campaign aiming to raise $5,000 for a reward for information in the case. By Wednesday morning, it had raised more than $16,000.

“The murder of a woman brought us to our corner on 75th & Stewart so there’s no way we’re going to let the murder of more moms drive us away,” the fundraising page says. “We deserve to live without fear and the young women, Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire who were torn from their children families tonight, deserve justice.”

Homicides in the Windy City are dropping, but still loom too large in a city that has the most restrictive gun laws in the country. By July 28, Chicago had already suffered 281 murders.

The GoFundMe campaign to help with the reward offer is linked above or click here for more info.

 

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BREAKING. John Ratcliffe’s Nomination To Be Director of National Intelligence Is Pulled By the White House

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On Sunday, President Trump informed Dan Coats, via Twitter, that he was stepping down as director of national intelligence. I happen to think that is a manifestly good thing as I see Coats as being part of the problem within the intelligence community in that it has become to incestuous and too beholden to Washington groupthink, and by that I mean Democrat party groupthink, to be a reliable force for defending the nation (see Dan Coats Has Been Booted As Director of National Intelligence and That Is A Very Good Thing). Simultaneously, he announced the nonmination of Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to Coats’s successor. This appointment, I thought to an inspired one. The intelligence community is at ground zero of John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia hoax and while Coats would be certain to do everything within his power to protect the cretins who helped create the hoax, Ratcliffe would ensure that no stone was left unturned in rooting out the participants in what can only be viewed as an attempted soft coup against the President of the United States.

The hastiness of the nomination had a price attached to it. Ratcliffe was hammered by a wide variety of allegations that he’d puffed up his resume and that he was lazy and detached from committee work. He hadn’t been vetted and there was no strategy to defend him. And that price was paid today.

It’s a shame, because President Trump needs someone at DNI whom he can trust to tell him the truth. Right now he doesn’t have that because the agency is so deeply mired in the Russia hoax that Trump would be a fool to actually trust them.

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Rick Wilson Says Tulsi Gabbard Is Making Russians Swarm Him

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Yesterday, I wrote about the absurdity of Democrats and their claiming that Russia is responsible for every negative event that happens to them. The latest episode involved establishment party figures and media members running to blame Russian bots on Tulsi Gabbard’s takedown of Kamala Harris trending.

Harris is obviously one of the preferred candidates among the CNN class (although Warren is the chosen one) and having Gabbard knock her out in the debate was too much to bear. Instead of responding with a factual rebuttal or defending her record, Harris’ proponents decided it’d be best to paint Gabbard as a Russian agent instead.

That’s continuing today and MSNBC’s Rick Wilson joined in with this hilarious anecdote.

Yes, I’m sure the Russians really care what a washed up McCain campaign official is saying on the topic of Tulsi Gabbard wrecking Kamala Harris. Is Rick also seeing little green men walking around his house?

But while we are on the topic of foreign influence, let’s mention that Wilson has made himself a mouthpiece for Qatar over the last few years.

This is what’s so silly about this entire argument. Democrats love foreign influence as long as it’s what they approve of and think it can help them. The fact is, #KamalaHarrisDestroyed did not trend because of the Russians. It trended because, and stick with me, Kamala Harris got destroyed. Gabbard didn’t have an earpiece from the Kremlin in her ear as she methodically went after Harris’ checkered record as a prosecutor.

You can expect the hysteria to grow, though. What’s happening in the Democrat primaries is just the tip of the iceberg. Once the general election starts, it’s going to be all Russia, all the time.

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UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 1: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, attends a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing in Rayburn Building, October 1, 2014, on Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is imprisoned in Mexico. Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD, has been held in Mexico since being arrested in March for carrying guns across the border. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

After Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gave Kamala Harris a figurative black eye on Wednesday night’s 2020 Democrat debate stage, Gabbard’s been the talk of the digital town.

The thing is, it would appear that the major leftist networks don’t appreciate Gabbard bruising the chances of Harris, their favored candidate, and in almost every interview from cable news networks that I’ve seen, the only one to give her a fair shake is Fox News. Meanwhile, MSNBC and CNN have gone on the attack.

The angle seems to be to play up Gabbard’s meeting with the Assad regime in Syria three years ago. Gabbard has been confronted on this multiple times throughout her career, but now with it back in the spotlight thanks to a comeback by Harris in a CNN interview, the media has zeroed in on it again.

“This coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his country like cockroaches,” said Harris in response to Gabbard’s attack on her corrupt criminal justice history.

Gabbard appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo who immediately launched after her with the Assad meeting, even telling her what she needs to do.

“You need to acknowledge that Bashar al-Assad is a murderous despot, and you can still make your argument that the United States has no business risking blood and treasure in places where it should not be,” said Cuomo. “I don’t understand why you didn’t give that answer last night.”

With one fell swoop, Cuomo made it sound as if Gabbard was actually in league with the Assad regime. Gabbard didn’t take it lying down, however.

Gabbard responded by saying she doesn’t disagree with Cuomo and acknowledged that Assad is a brutal dictator in the same vein of Sadam Hussein, and made the case that wars against such dictators have been baseless and wasteful, especially of human lives.

Cuomo attempted to interrupt her, saying she’s putting herself in a hole, but Gabbard continued.

“I will never apologize for doing all that I can to prevent more of my brothers and sisters in uniform from being sent into harm’s way to fight in these wasteful, counter-productive regime change wars. Even if it means meeting with a brutal dictator.”

Gabbard went on to talk about not fighting these wars in order to save lives and taxpayer dollars, but Cuomo seemed dead set on tarnishing Gabbard’s stance and accused her of defending Assad from her own website. Gabbard countered by clarifying that it wasn’t a defense, but an expressed skepticism that would lend to making sure the U.S. stays out of a war with Syria.

Cuomo still didn’t seem pleased and noted that none of Gabbard’s evidence exonerates Assad, which Gabbard had already said she wasn’t trying to do.

The second attack happened on MSNBC, and here we see Gabbard becoming frustrated over the Assad questioning. Gabbard points out that this meeting happened three years ago, and yet the media still rakes her over the coals about it.

Gabbard became so frustrated that she accused MSNBC of throwing out talking points from the Harris campaign as the MSNBC host continuously tried to interrupt her.

While I have zero intention of ever voting for Gabbard, I do find her struggles against the Democrat party and the opposition she’s finding from the mainstream news networks fascinating. In a way, I can’t help but sympathize with her, seeing as how she’s getting the same treatment anyone on the right gets from these networks.

It’s interesting to watch these networks seem to scramble to nail Gabbard on the very thing Harris brought up and attack her on it. Meanwhile, Harris seems to be getting softballs thrown at her from the same media.

 

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