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Sen. John Cornyn Mic Drops Sen. Chuck Schumer On Twitter Over Climate Change.

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Both of the Senators from Texas seem to have a lot of fun on Twitter these days. When they get under the skin of people who get so upset over a joke, it makes reading a long thread all worthwhile.

The latest example of this comes from the Senior Senator from the great State of Texas, John Cornyn, who was having a bit of fun according to Hill Reporter

In recent years, the Democrats have become the party of combating climate change, while some Republicans willingly deny the effect. This includes Donald Trump. When the Midwest experienced a 60-degree day in January, the President tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

Democrats have continued to raise the alarm on climate change on Twitter and during the debates. John Cornyn recently mocked a call to climate action from New York Senator Chuck Schumer. The Texas senator was then blasted on Twitter for his blase attitude on the issue.

This is how the exchange went down on Donald Trumps fav social media app.

July 2019 was the hottest month ever, of any month, on record.

Climate change is the greatest threat facing our planet.

It’s about our kids. It’s about our health. It’s about the future.

We must act. https://noaa.gov/news/july-2019-was-hottest-month-on-record-for-planet

Sen. Cornyn simply responded back with this…

It’s summer, Chuck

BOOM. Did you hear that three word Mic Drop? You would think that was a harmless response.

You would be wrong because the feelings over facts crowd went BEZERK. Just read some of the hilarious comments below. My personal favorites are the people who yell that it is not SUMMER in the southern hemisphere. Glad they retained that bit of info from feelings humanitarian class.

After reading this link that Sen. Schumer posted from NOAA the Earth on avg has raised it’s temp by 1.71 degrees from historical averages. Yup. The whole globe.

So just playing along with the theory that the lefties toy with about car and factory emissions being a HUGE driver of this, why did the KYOTO agreement exclude China and India which are in the top five of the biggest polluters according to these standards? The United States was a participant but dropped out after Bush 43 took office. The United States was expected to once again abide by rules and pay fines while other countries skated free.

Where were these dedicated activists protesting for those countries to comply? I’m sure standing in line for the newest social media gadget to tweet out their disgust. How noble.

If the progressives in this country were not so busy calling everyone that disagrees with them a racist, homophobe, Russian colluder or climate change denier, they might actually want to take a page out of Sen. Cornyn’s book here and have some fun.

I challenge them to get such a hilarious response with just a three-word tweet.

I DARE YA!!

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Fundraiser For IL State Senator Featured Simulated Assassination of President Trump; Anyone Recall The MO State Fair’s Rodeo Clown?

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Photos taken at a Friday night fundraiser for IL State Sen. Martin Sandoval, a Democrat, who represents Illinois’ 11th District, went viral on social media over the weekend. The pictures, which appear in the tweet below, show a supporter pointing a fake machine gun at a man dressed in Mexican garb and wearing a Trump mask, who then pretends to be shot, “grabbing his chest and leaning back.”

According to WCIA 3, a local station, Sandoval issued an apology on Sunday saying that, “I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

Sandoval appears in one photo standing next to the man who had held the gun. It’s not clear whether or not Sandoval had seen the mock assassination. Either way, he has called the incident “unacceptable.”

State Democratic leaders condemned the action. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a statement on Saturday night in which he said, “As our nation grapples with the epidemic of gun violence, purposely pointing a fake gun at anyone is insensitive and wrong. I condemn actions like the ones displayed in the pictures because they lack the civility our politics demand.”

A spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Illinois, Maura Possley, said, “The tragedies in El Paso and Gilroy have demonstrated how hate-filled political rhetoric can fuel violence. These images are unacceptable and dangerous. The place to make our voices heard against Trump is at the ballot box.”

The local Democrats said all the right words, yet episodes like this happen all the time. Talk of violence or simulated acts of violence directed at the President seem to be perfectly acceptable by many on the left. Think Madonna, Johnny Depp, Kathy Griffin and many others. Even Joe Biden told supporters recently that if the two were in high school, “I’d beat the hell out of him.” Robert DeNiro said he would like to punch him in the face. And we’ve all seen one or two of the numerous paintings which portray Trump covered in blood.

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider issued a statement as well:

The apology from Sen. Sandoval for the detestable pictures from his event depicting an assassination of President Trump is too little, too late. Dangerous imagery like this will be condemned and seen as inappropriate by people of sound mind; however, a mentally unstable individual who wants to harm President Trump might find them as an inspiration. It’s inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way. If the individual pictured is a staffer or volunteer, they should be terminated immediately.

The double standard rears its ugly head again. Does anyone remember the uproar which ensued in August of 2013 after a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair mocked then-President Obama?

During the bull riding competition, a clown put on an Obama mask and attached a broom to his backside. CNN reported:

Rodeo announcer Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association and a school superintendent, announced a special guest: “President Obama.”

Another voice is heard over the loudspeaker working up the crowd and saying, “We’re going to stomp Obama now.”

“As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” the second voice said. “He’s going to getcha, getcha getcha, getcha.”

I won’t bore you with the details, let’s just say the backlash reached epic proportions.

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In Completely Unexpected Twist, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Promote Anti-Semitism Again

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By now, the dust is starting to settle from Israel barring Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. This was done for several legitimate reasons, including the fact that they were breaking Israeli law by trying to promote the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanction movement. They also refused to even call their trip one to Israel, instead labeling it entirely “Palestine,” a place which doesn’t exist.

Afterward, Tlaib requested a humanitarian visa to visit the West Bank. Israel granted it with the only stipulation being that she can’t break their laws by promoting BDS. After making the request and it being approved, Tlaib then ran to social media to proclaim she couldn’t possibly visit under such conditions.

It was yet another stunt in what was clearly an ill intentioned play from the beginning. These women were going to stir up more resentment (and violence, even if not directly) against Israel. That was the goal and their actions have been made clearer as the days have passed.

Not content with letting the matter lie though, both Congresswomen decided to make doubly sure we know who they are over the weekend. In a shocking, completely unexpected twist (ok, I’m lying), they both shared a cartoon by a rabidly anti-Semitic man.

First, can I just point out the absurdity of two women who literally never stop ranting complaining about being silenced? They do not have a right to go to Israel to stump for its destruction. That seems pretty basic, right?

So, who is Carlos Latuff?

Here’s a short bio via Wikipedia (sourced with links).

Carlos Latuff (born 30 November 1968) is a Brazilian freelance political cartoonist.[1] His works deal with an array of themes, including anti-Zionism, anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and opposition to U.S. military intervention. He is best known for his images depicting the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the Arab Spring events.

Sounds like a completely normal, not at all anti-American source. Promoting the disastrous Arab Spring, “anti-capitalism,” and “anti-Zionism.” Of course his worse sin is his rabid anti-Semitism. He won Iran’s “Holocaust Cartoon Contest” in 2006 because that’s a real thing apparently.

Latuff’s background isn’t in question. This is two Congressional members with anti-Semitic histories of their own sharing the work of someone so blatantly anti-Semitic that he makes fun of the Holocaust.

But if you flip on the news, there’s no story here apparently. The only sources reporting this are the New York Post, Fox News, and various other right-leaning outlets. The same media who lose their every loving minds if the President shares a wrestling meme of CNN can’t find any time in their firefighting schedules to condemn another act of anti-Semitism on the part of half the much ballyhooed “squad.”

None of this is accidental at this point. This is who these women are. Anti-Semitism is ingrained in their thinking. They won’t be persuaded or swayed by facts counter to their warped world view. America is going to have to decide whether they accept or reject this.

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CNN and Democrats Run Defense for Antifa Again, Label the Attackers “Peaceful” Despite Clear Evidence

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“The most trusted name in news” is back to make you wonder whether or not we should send them screenshots containing the definitions of “trusted” and “news.” The consistent bronze medal finisher of cable news, CNN, seems to think that the violent group “Antifa” is worthy of defense yet again.

As both my colleague Alex Parker and I have written about previously, Antifa showed up in force to oppose Trump supporters at a Portland event over the weekend. Weapons were used by Antifa, including chunks of concrete, hammers, and more to physically attack those they considered to be their opponents. One man was beaten viciously and mocked while his wife attempted to protect him.

The evidence is undeniable. Antifa is a violent group that will gather together hordes of people in order to attack and intimidate those that disagree with them in any capacity.

But to CNN and elected Democrat officials, they are the good guys.

Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland appeared on the news network to discuss Antifa in Portland. After briefly discussing a tweet by Trump saying that there is “major consideration” for calling Antifa a terrorist organization and that Portland is being watched closely.

The CNN hostess first said that there is no government agency capable of designating a group as a domestic terrorist organization. This is mostly true, as there is no official list of domestic terrorist organizations, though some government bodies may label certain groups as such. The Obama administration’s DHS suggestively labeled Tea Partiers as potential domestic terrorists at one time.

Haaland was asked to give a reaction to the tweet, and what followed was one of the most nonsensical defenses of a violent group I’ve ever seen.

Haaland began with the typical “orange man white supremacist who incites violence” narrative you hear on repeat lately. This lead into Haaland calling Portland a “progressive city” and that it’s no surprise that Trump would side against the “peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism.”

And with that, the interview was quickly over.

Let me break this down. A major media organization just brought on an elected Democrat official who proceeded to call the President a white supremacist and label the group physically attacking people with deadly weapons “peaceful protesters” who are trying to protect a city.

This is absolute lunacy and proof that the left has gone far off the deep end and right into delusion. Trump is not a white supremacist and he’s proven that repeatedly. Antifa is not a peaceful group, and they have proven that repeatedly. Yet here is the established left attempting to paint the entire situation as if they’re angels fighting a great evil.

If you were to strip away the chyrons and cameras and change the expensive outfits to regular street clothes, you would think these women were absolutely insane and not worth listening to. However, because they have a platform supported by millions of dollars, they are going to be taken seriously.

Because of this, the left will only fall deeper into delusion and Antifa will only grow in power and become more dangerous. This is absolutely irresponsible and a very real threat to our society. There’s fake news, and then there’s fake news that foments very real violence.

CNN and the Democrats are engaging in the latter.

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Video: Antifa Snuck In Concrete Chunks to Throw at Trump Supporters for Portland Event

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Antifa’s violence is only getting worse, and a new video shows that the domestic terrorist group is willing to injure someone gravely, possibly even fatally.

In a video posted by Elijah Schaffer, you can see as Antifa members open black cases containing chunks of concrete. Members can be seen breaking up the concrete and passing out the chunks. These chunks were then thrown at the windows of busses containing Trump supporters as the busses were stuck in traffic.

The occupants on the bus were in very real danger. As you can see, one of the bus doors opened and Antifa members immediately charged forward and began attacking Trump supporters. They attempted to pull the Trump supporters out, and at one point, one Antifa member began attacking a Trump supporter with a hammer. Upon not being able to reach him, the Antifa supporter threw the hammer at the man.

The individual who threw the hammer and wearing a “beta cuck 4 lyfe” t-shirt was identified and arrested with various weapons.

This is just another attack in the long list of attacks Antifa has carried out on Trump supporters. While the group is decentralized, it has cells and operatives all over the nation working under its banner, each of them willing and ready to resort to extreme violence in order to get their way.

At this time, it’s throwing rocks and hitting people with hammers, though it won’t be long until Antifa becomes brave enough to use more efficient means of attack through firearms and other deadly weapons.

At this time, Portland’s mayor more or less refuses to do anything about Antifa and called the day’s event “largely peaceful.”

“Given the continuing movement and the number of people involved, I am grateful that this was a largely peaceful event,” Mayor Ted Wheeler told reporters. “Police did an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separate for the most part, and of limiting interactions between individuals.”

The event was far from peaceful. As Alex Parker covered previously, various attacks other than this one were carried out and police arrested one man who they thought may have had a gun. In the end, they were forced to literally retreat from Antifa.

Things are going to get worse before they get better at this rate.

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One Week Later: CNN STILL Has Not Reprimanded Chris “Fredo” Cuomo

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If you didn’t know it before, you know now that the “C” in CNN does NOT stand for CREDIBILITY.

One week after CNN host non-extraordinaire went on a verbal tirade about being called “Fredo” and threatened to throw the person that uttered that word “I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk.” CNN has still not done anything about it. Last week they did offer this weak-kneed excuse for an employee of theirs that suggested he would do bodily harm on someone. by saying…

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

He defended himself from being called a fictional character in a movie by doing the most stereotypical thing in a movie by threatening to mess another human being up? I covered this last week here at Red State with CNN Supports Violence Being Threatened By Its Host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo.

Some may think this is just moi or others finding any excuse to “pick” on CNN but this is really not the case nor is this a small thing.

We currently in this country have a divide that seems to be growing wider by the day in terms of politics that is in large part driven by LANGUAGE. We can’t seem to agree on terms that have been universally accepted and understood for millennia.

Under NO circumstances in the history of the big blue marble that we have called Earth ( or at least from 1972 on) has the name or term “Fredo” been considered an “ethnic slur.” Never. Not once.

However, Cuomo’s reaction to this was just about as bad as you could witness and the only thing worse would have been him acting upon his rage driven mania and actually hit someone. Would CNN have acted than or just drop another drivel excuse of supporting one of their own for the cause?

As I stated in my previous article when this first happened I was not looking for Fredo to get fired being everyone has a bad day. However, this silence and hoping it goes away is a horrible way for media companies to exist and it should not be tolerated. You can’t threaten violence and not even get a slap on the wrist.

Unless of course, you work for a liberal news network that pretends to report on the news objectively.

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Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations ‘Went Silent’ After Explosion At Missile Testing Site

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The Wall Street Journal has learned that, in the days following the accidental explosion at a northwestern Russian missile test site on August 8th, the two closest monitoring stations “went silent.”

In an email to the Journal, Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, wrote that two days after the explosion, the monitoring stations in Kirov and Dubna “stopped transmitting data.” The stations had been “contacted immediately about the data disruption and Russian officials responded that they were experiencing “communication and network issues.”

Zerbo added, “We are pending further reports on when the stations or the communication system will be restored to full functionality.”

My colleague, Streiff, posted on this story here and here.

The first report from Russia’s state-controlled nuclear agency, Rosatom, called the incident a rocket engine explosion and said that five workers had been killed.  Two days later, Rosatom acknowledged that the “explosion occurred on an offshore platform during tests of a “nuclear isotope power source,” and that five nuclear engineers had been killed and three, wounded.

Little by little, information began to trickle in. The Guardian reported that “radiation levels in Severodvinsk, a nearby city, increased 20 times above normal for about a half hour after the explosion.” Then, it was reported  by a correspondent from the Israeli public broadcasting corporation, Amichai Stein, that “Locals in the Russian city of Severodvinsk have been told to take iodine tablets and stay indoor after massive explosion days ago. Residents only told an ‘incident’ took place.”

Kirov and Dubna are “part of an international network of hundreds of stations set up to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which prohibits nuclear weapons tests globally.” Although the treaty has not been ratified yet, Russia claims they are “strictly observing the accord.”

According to the Journal:

The stations are designed to monitor everything from seismic shifts to sound waves for signs of nuclear activity. The two stations that went silent in Russia are designed to measure radioactive particles in the atmosphere, according to the treaty organization’s website.

Arms-control experts said the monitoring problem appears to be a Russian effort to conceal information about the accident and not an effort to hide evidence of a prohibited nuclear weapons test.

Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, a nongovernmental organization promoting arms-control policies told the Journal:

It is a very odd coincidence that these stations stopped sending data shortly after the Aug. 8 incident.

It is probably because they want to obscure the technical details of the missile-propulsion system they are trying and failing to develop. But this is not a legitimate reason to cut off test-ban monitoring data transmissions.

It’s no surprise that Russia has been less than candid about the blast which many guess was the test of a nuclear-powered missile. President Trump believes it “involved an advanced nuclear-powered cruise missile, which has been dubbed Skyfall by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and which Russia calls Burevestnik.” In a tweet, Trump wrote that “the U.S. is learning from the missile explosion and said the U.S. has more advanced technology but did not elaborate.”

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New York Times Magazine Declares War on America and History

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Four hundred years ago this month, the first ship carrying African slaves came to the shores of the New World. This ship would be the first of many, and it would help establish one of the worst institutions of American economic history. It was an institution that would officially last for 250 years, more than half of our country’s lifespan, and it would taint many of the institutions that would come during and after American slavery.

None of this is new to you, and none of it is new to the vast majority of American citizens. That isn’t stopping New York Times Magazine from launching an interactive website that declares its mission to revise American history as we know it and tell it from a viewpoint that can only lead its readers to assume that America is terrible, has always been terrible, and, without some sort of political revolution, will continue to be terrible.

The site’s mission statement reads as follows:

The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.

There in the opening, you see the purpose. It is not merely an insight into another side of American history, but rather a “reframing” of the entire history. It declares that 1619 is the true founding of our nation (an absurd notion given that imperial British culture and beliefs were a central pillar in the structure and governance of the colonies until the mid-1700s) and that everything since is tainted by the lingering effects of the racism inherent in the system.

There should, in fact, be no argument that racism is still very prevalent today, and that slavery was an abhorrent institution within the United States. It also cannot logically be argued that America hasn’t come a long, long way since slavery was introduced into the American colonies, nor can it be argued that America has gone far enough in washing the stink of the institution from our society.

But even if you were to assume the worst of America’s history of racial inequality and treatment, it requires still an even further and more impossible leap to take you from there to calling the founding principles of America an outright lie, given all of the evidence we have of the Founders and their beliefs in liberty.

However, that is exactly what the leading essay on the website declares.

The United States is a nation founded on both an ideal and a lie. Our Declaration of Independence, approved on July 4, 1776, proclaims that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” But the white men who drafted those words did not believe them to be true for the hundreds of thousands of black people in their midst. “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” did not apply to fully one-fifth of the country.

If this is the sort of revisionist perspective the Times is willing to employ in its opening attempts to “reframe” the narrative of the founding and trajectory of the country, then the entire enterprise is tainted and its credibility utterly shattered.

The man most responsible for America’s Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, frequently worked on legislation in Virginia that would abolish slavery. George Washington benefitted from slavery, but also saw it as being at odds with America’s founding – upon his death, he freed his slaves. George Mason (one of the more underappreciated of the founders) objected to the Constitution not only on the grounds that it did not contain a Bill of Rights but also that it did not call for the end of the slave trade, a vital step in eliminating slavery in the United States.

Alexander Hamilton is cited by several biographers as hating slavery and being an abolitionist (though his personal letters and other documents say little on the subject, much of this assumption comes from second-hand sources). John Adams is one of the few notable founders to have never owned slaves, though he opposed radical (immediate) abolition during his presidency, telling abolitionists he would be open to an incremental plan (likely to minimize the economic effect on the southern states).

It is not only inaccurate to say that the founders tried to hold on to slavery, but it is far from the truth. The delegates to the constitutional convention who favored slavery were those in the southern states, where slavery was most prevalent. And while each of the men stated above had their flaws – Washington and Jefferson owned slaves, and Jefferson, in particular, was vocal about how inferior he felt the black man was (he favored “freedom” through expulsion) – the idea that they broke away from Britain solely to maintain slavery in the states is deeply rooted in revisionist fantasy and not fact.

The author is not doing anything new with this essay. For decades, many liberal historians and activists have worked over and around not just the personal documents of the Founders but much of the outwardly expressed public sentiment of revolutionary Americans, all in an effort to declare that the founding of America was a business proposition, a special interest project of slave owners and businessmen meant to benefit them at the expense of black slaves and poor farmers. What the Times does is take the old idea and adorn it with a pretty website and grandiose language.

What the essay, and indeed the entire tone of the “1619 Project”, declares then is that the Constitution itself is illegitimate because it is based on a lie. This is the same New York Times that openly laments every single Constitutional violation and delegitimization orchestrated by President Donald Trump’s administration.

In other words, they’d like you to believe Trump is delegitimizing an illegitimate document.

America is imperfect and will continue to be imperfect. That does not make what the country stands for illegitimate. Rather, the Constitution is both a founding document and a goal. This is what the country is supposed to look like, and it is our job as active and engaged citizens to strive for that. Yes, we have many different ideas as to how to achieve it, but the end goal is the same for a great many of us: We want to see it work.

Projects like this do not work toward that goal. They undermine it. At a time when our national press complains about being called “the enemy,” many of its most established members are openly advocating the undermining of the country – and are essentially calling for a political and cultural revolution to change it.

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Hell Just Froze Over: LGBT Group Endorses Donald Trump

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I never get sick of saying the phrase ” Will Miracles Never Cease” because in the AGE OF TRUMP all the rules seem to be broken.

In a 180-degree turn from just 3 years ago, the Log Cabin Republicans have decided to endorse Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. The same group refused to endorse him in 2016.

What gives? From USA Today…

In an op-ed published Thursday in The Washington Post, Robert Kabel, the group’s chairman, and Jill Homan, the vice chairwoman, declared that “The Log Cabin Republicans endorse Donald Trump for reelection as president.”

“To be treated equally, fairly and justly under the law is our goal, and we know that ‘Inclusion Wins’ is a mantra we share with the president,” the group added.

Kabel and Homan noted the party’s progress on LGBTQ representation.

They highlighted how Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal and Palantir, was able to take the stage at the 2016 GOP convention and declare he was gay, a Republican, and an American – a far cry from the 1992 convention, when Pat Buchanan had decried gay marriage and slammed the “pro-lesbian” and “pro-gay” platform of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Well, that blows conventional wisdom out the window and most of the talking points from CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and anything you hear on The Young Turks. The Donald Trump is a racist or homophobe line of reasoning is not new in how it is used in politics against Republicans. However it is new against a guy who has spent over 40 years in the public eye and never once did you hear anyone breathe he was racist, homophobic or a bad tipper.

There are a lot of things you could try making an argument policy-wise against Trump. Yet when the left resorts to this it means that they have literally run out of ammo.

Of course, this did not make some people on twitter happy and they let it be known. Jon Cooper let it be known that he has seen polling data and this is unacceptable.

The Log Cabin Republicans’ endorsement of Trump is truly despicable & shameful, although sadly not surprising. Luckily, they don’t speak for 99% of LGBTQ Americans who are fully aware of all Trump has done to reverse steps towards #LGBTQ equality.

Well if Jon knows for sure that 99% numkber is correct I’m sure he could share the data with us being it has to be floating out there somewhere other than just in his head. Although I dont think anyone knows what 99% of ANY group is actually thinking. Maybe I’m just being difficult here.

That the Log Cabin Republicans decided to reverse a decsion on endorsing should not be overlooked. They are going to take a lot of heat from the media and from people like Jon above who are going to make up false numbers and create really big strawman to knock down to promote stupidity as a virtue.

Dont let them do it with no response. Push back with humor and watch thier heads explode.

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Hyper Partisan FEC Chairwoman Loses Her Crap After Her Conspiracy Hoax Is Rejected

One of the many side alleys of the mainstream Russia Hoax was the idea that Russia was funneling cash into the NRA so the NRA could support Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. This was a baldfaced attempt to bootstrap the hoax aimed at removing President Trump from office into a way of neutering the influence of the nation’s major gun rights organization.

This leftwing fantasy began as a McClatchy article published on January 18, 2018. The article was by Greg Gordon and Peter Stone who have a rather sordid record of being in the middle of a lot of the controversial reporting on the Russia Hoax. They reported that Michael Cohen’s cell phone had been detected in Prague (false) and that the FBI was looking into how Breitbart and InfoWars were helping the Russians help Trump (also false).

One of the battalion of liberal “watchdog” groups, American Democracy Legal Fund, filed an FEC complaint on Jan. 31, 2018 citing this article as its only proof.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. Most notably the Mueller report found nothing at all about this nonsense and the woman at Ground Zero, Maria Butina, pleaded guilty to failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. All in all, this was a transparent smear. One that seems to have been hatched by Glenn Simpson’s merry band of cretins at Fusion GPS because Simpson pushed the story to his go-to guy in Justice, Bruce Ohr. In fact, those allegations kicked off an investigation of the NRA by the FBI.

On May 28 of this year, the career lawyers in the FEC’s office of legal counsel recommended dismissing the case because it was vague, based on a single newspaper article, and provided zero details of the alleged offense.

On July 9, the FEC voted to drop the investigation. The FEC chairwoman, an anti-Trump Democrat named Ellen Weintruab, went ballistic.

Some allegations are too serious to ignore. Too serious to simply take Respondents’ denials at face value. Too serious to play games with. Yet in this matter, my colleagues ran their
usual evidence-blocking play and the Commission’s attorneys placed too much faith in the few facts Respondents put before us.

As a result, this agency barely lifted a finger to find out the truth behind one of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory.

In this matter, the complaint credibly alleged that a significant violation of the Act may have occurred. It was based upon a news report from a reputable news source that led with this
striking paragraph:

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.

You can read the whole screed here.

Bottom line, this high performing imbecile or low rent Democrat apparatchik (those Venn diagrams are largely the same, but, for the sake of fairness you can choose which description you think best describes Weintraub) demanded that the FEC launch an investigation based on a single article by a couple of McClatchy writers who have a tendency to grossly misrepresent the facts. And by misrepresent I mean “totally make up.”

The mischief this sort of policy would create should be obvious to anyone. It means that a single article by virtually anyone would meet the threshold for kicking off an FEC investigation even thought the career staff thought it was bogus.

What makes Weintraub’s panty wetting episode all the more egregious is that everything she wishes to investigate has already been investigated and nothing was found. Not a huge surprise as at the time of the alleged influx of Russian cash, the NRA was expecting, like the rest of us, a Hillary Clinton presidency and a highly politicized Justice Department climbing up their butt. Her play here was simply an attempt to create another corrupt investigation to replace Mueller’s, but one without any supervision by anyone. And when that failed, she’s trying to dirty up her Republican colleagues as stooges hiding Russian influence.

So shameful. So typically Democrat.

But, at least Rachel Maddow now has a reason to live

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