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Ayanna Pressley Moves Forward With Kavanaugh Impeachment Effort, Even as Senior Senate Dems Balk at the Idea

Even though the “bombshell” New York Times report about an old-turned-new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh has fallen apart under scrutiny, Squad member Ayanna Pressley has already launched an impeachment effort against the Supreme Court Justice.

Fox News reports:

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., one of the four freshman congresswomen known collectively as the “Squad,” is planning Tuesday to introduce a resolution seeking an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, despite reluctance from top Democrats to pursue one and concerns about the basis for the latest accusations.

The resolution follows a New York Times report that included a new allegation of sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was in college — although an editors’ note later revealed that the alleged victim did not recall it taking place. In a statement, Pressley only focused on the women who came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

Here’s what Boston.com journalist Nik DeCosta-Klipa reported from his Twitter account about Pressley’s move:

Unfortunately for Pressley, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is signaling the committee’s hands are too full laying the groundwork for impeaching President Trump to be able to immediately take up the Kavanaugh issue:

The House Judiciary Committee is too tied up with “impeaching the president” to take immediate action on a potential investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday.

“We have our hands full with impeaching the president right now and that’s going to take up our limited resources and time for a while,” Nadler said on WNYC when pressed by host Brian Lehrer.

Nadler said his first move to investigate Kavanaugh would come next month, when FBI Director Christopher Wray appears for a previously scheduled hearing that will now feature a significant focus on the Supreme Court justice’s past — and whether the FBI’s background check was thorough enough. Nadler said his panel’s primary focus would be determining whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate.

Meanwhile, senior Senate Democrats are telling impeachment-hungry House and Senate members to “get real”:

So the demands by 2020 presidential contenders to remove the Supreme Court justice, on the heels of new reporting about allegations of sexual misconduct, are getting panned.

“Get real,” as Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) put it Monday afternoon.

“We’ve got to get beyond this ‘impeachment is the answer to every problem.’ It’s not realistic,” Durbin said. “If that’s how we are identified in Congress, as the impeachment Congress, we run the risk that people will feel we’re ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.”

[…]

“Mitch McConnell would block any impeachment. So that’s a moot point,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a former Judiciary chairman. He said the lesson to be learned is not to rush lifetime confirmations: “Don’t ever let those mistakes happen again.” Until Democrats take back the Senate, however, there’s little they can do to halt McConnell on nominations.

Who’s gonna break this news to struggling presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris?

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Either Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother In 2009 Or This Is A MAJOR Coincidence

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There has been much speculation over the identity of Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the second husband of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Media outlets including the Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune have tried to find evidence that Elmi is actually Omar’s brother which would indicate she had married him so he could remain in the US.

In the video below, Glenn Beck takes us through the timeline of Omar’s marital history. In 2002, she entered into a “faith” marriage to Ahmed Hirsi, which ended in a “faith” divorce in 2008. The couple had two children.

In 2009, Omar she entered into both a “faith” marriage and a legal marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. In 2011, they had a “faith” divorce, but remained legally married.

In 2012, Omar and Hirsi reconciled and welcomed their third child. In 2017, Omar legally divorced Elmi, and the following year, she legally married Hirsi.

According to Glenn Beck, Omar, Hirsi, their three children and Elmi all used the same address for much of this period.

Far more significant than the fact that Omar filed joint tax returns with Hirsi during the years she was legally married to Elmi, is the question of Elmi’s identity.

An investigation into Omar’s alleged misuse of campaign funds first drew attention to this issue. She refused to address it and her office issued a statement which said the media was “fanning the flames of hate.”

The political editor of the Star-Tribune, Kevin Diaz, assigned several reporters to look into the situation. Diaz spoke to PolitiFact about their findings:

It turned out that most of the evidence behind (the notion that she had married her brother) was in social media. So we looked at the social media trail. It had been wiped clean, and that piqued our interest even more. But because the posts had been wiped, we had to rely on screen grabs that had been posted by people who we know have an ax to grind. So it was tricky.

To make a long story short, the reporters made no progress. They were blocked at every turn. They did find one item from 2016, when Omar was running for a state House seat. Diaz said:

The conservative website AlphaNewsMN posted a screenshot of an Instagram post — since deleted — that was allegedly uploaded by Elmi on June 12, 2012, shortly after Omar gave birth to her third child. The caption of the photograph identified Elmi as holding the baby girl, calling her “nieces.” To some, this suggested a sibling relationship.

On Monday, The Daily Caller discovered and published an Omar tweet from 2013. They observed the tweet and took a screenshot of it before Team Omar was able to delete it. The screenshot appears below.

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Please look at the tweet below from the “Imam of Peace,” the Twitter name of Shaikh Tawhidi.

Recall that Omar was legally married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi from 2009 until 2017. So this is either a major coincidence or the Congresswoman from Minnesota married her brother.

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Ayanna Pressley Moves Forward With Kavanaugh Impeachment Effort, Even as Senior Senate Dems Balk at the Idea

Even though the “bombshell” New York Times report about an old-turned-new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh has fallen apart under scrutiny, Squad member Ayanna Pressley has already launched an impeachment effort against the Supreme Court Justice.

Fox News reports:

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., one of the four freshman congresswomen known collectively as the “Squad,” is planning Tuesday to introduce a resolution seeking an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, despite reluctance from top Democrats to pursue one and concerns about the basis for the latest accusations.

The resolution follows a New York Times report that included a new allegation of sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was in college — although an editors’ note later revealed that the alleged victim did not recall it taking place. In a statement, Pressley only focused on the women who came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.

Here’s what Boston.com journalist Nik DeCosta-Klipa reported from his Twitter account about Pressley’s move:

Unfortunately for Pressley, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is signaling the committee’s hands are too full laying the groundwork for impeaching President Trump to be able to immediately take up the Kavanaugh issue:

The House Judiciary Committee is too tied up with “impeaching the president” to take immediate action on a potential investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday.

“We have our hands full with impeaching the president right now and that’s going to take up our limited resources and time for a while,” Nadler said on WNYC when pressed by host Brian Lehrer.

Nadler said his first move to investigate Kavanaugh would come next month, when FBI Director Christopher Wray appears for a previously scheduled hearing that will now feature a significant focus on the Supreme Court justice’s past — and whether the FBI’s background check was thorough enough. Nadler said his panel’s primary focus would be determining whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate.

Meanwhile, senior Senate Democrats are telling impeachment-hungry House and Senate members to “get real”:

So the demands by 2020 presidential contenders to remove the Supreme Court justice, on the heels of new reporting about allegations of sexual misconduct, are getting panned.

“Get real,” as Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) put it Monday afternoon.

“We’ve got to get beyond this ‘impeachment is the answer to every problem.’ It’s not realistic,” Durbin said. “If that’s how we are identified in Congress, as the impeachment Congress, we run the risk that people will feel we’re ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.”

[…]

“Mitch McConnell would block any impeachment. So that’s a moot point,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a former Judiciary chairman. He said the lesson to be learned is not to rush lifetime confirmations: “Don’t ever let those mistakes happen again.” Until Democrats take back the Senate, however, there’s little they can do to halt McConnell on nominations.

Who’s gonna break this news to struggling presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris?

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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If We’re Supposed To Care That Hamza bin Laden Is Dead Why Aren’t They Also Talking About al-Zawahiri

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In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin Laden is seen as an adult at his wedding. The never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden’s son and potential successor was released Nov. 1, 2017, by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader at his compound in Pakistan. The one hourlong video shows Hamza bin Laden, sporting a trimmed mustache but no beard, at his wedding. He is sitting on a carpet with other men. (CIA via AP)

On Saturday, President Trump confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the eldest son of deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden, had been killed by a US military operation in Af/Pak region, reports say most likely in Ghazni Province. For reasons that I don’t quite understand, other than wanting to eradicate the bin Laden bloodline, this was supposed to be significant. Was it? I have my doubts. CNN quotes someone they portray as “CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank” to the effect that usually al Qaeda makes a huge deal about their martyrs and that didn’t happen in this case. (I say portray because a large number of CNN’s “analysts” are pathetic lackwits who worked on the outer periphery of they area they are professing expertise about.) CNN, being CNN, has its man giving the impression that the story is not true, presumably because Trump and, you know, OrangeManBad.

I have no reason to doubt bin Laden ‘s son is dead. But, because no big deal was made over his martyrdom by al Qaeda, I’m similarly forced to conclude that beyond his surname, he wasn’t a big deal. And this leads you to think about who steps forward to fill the gap.

Many years ago, when I was an ROTC cadet, the senior non-commissioned officer in our detachment was a Pennsyltucky boy. He’d been a member of the 173d Airborne Brigade when it still had jump status during Vietnam. He served several tours there and the claim to fame that endeared him to all of us aspiring officers was the tale of how after he’d taken a Claymore pellet through the foot in an NVA ambush and recovered he’d convinced a doctor skeptical that anyone with a concave wound in his foot had any business jumping out of airplanes to put him back on jump status by climbing onto the examining table, jumping off, and executing a parachute landing fall. And he didn’t do it once, he kept doing it until the doctor relented and signed the appropriate paperwork.

One of the stories he used to tell us, over and over, was about unintended consequences. During one of his tours in RVN, his base camp’s airstrip was periodically targeted by a Viet Cong sniper. The guy was an annoyance but never hit anything. Every time the camp got a new commander, he’d want to send out a patrol and kill the guy. But he was always talked out of it based on the fact that the current sniper never hit anything and if they killed him, the NVA command might send  a replacement who could shoot. In fact, after each shooting by the sniper the communications element would make an in-the-clear broadcast about an aircraft damaged and friendlies killed or wounded knowing that the it would be intercepted. This made the current sniper look good to his bosses and reduced the likelihood of him being replaced.

How does that fit in here? Let’s face it. We haven’t heard a lot from al Qaeda in some time amd what we have heard has not been impressive. In fact, in the Syrian civil war Obama’s CIA was touting al Qaeda linked groups as the “moderates” we should support. Above all else, a millenialist group like al Qaeda can’t recruit or raise funds without a) charismatic leadership and b) visible success. A life on the run would hardly have prepared young Hamza with the skills to lead an organization nor would he have necessarily had his father’s access to the deep pockets of moneymen in the Arab world to raise cash. I suspect that the late Hamza wasn’t much of a leader but his name locked him in at the top of al Qaeda leadership–think of him as the equivalent of a legacy admission to an Ivy League university–where he did nothing and now his death has created a vacuum that will be filled by someone who might actually be competent. Let’s face it, how important can he really be if his death didn’t rate a mention in Trump’s Twitter feed. I think that in the end we will find we would have been better served to leave Hamza bin Laden alive and as a roadblock in the al Qaeda leadership. If we did anything at all we should have made him into a super villain in the media to lock him into position and further hamstring the organization.

Which leads me to a second and somewhat related point. What’s up with Ayman al-Zawahiri? This is the guy who was supposed to be calling the shots for al Qaeda and he’s totally disappeared from sight. One would have thought that after Osama bin Laden’s death that all the resources of our national intelligence apparatus would have been employed to find him. Did he die? Has he retired? Just the other day something popped into my twitter feed that intrigued me. If you go back to the Golden Age of Terrorism, the time of Black September and the Munich Olympics and airliners hijacked on what seemed like a weekly basis, the guy at the center of it all was a Palestinian named Ali Hassan Salameh, his nom de guerre was Abu Hassan and he was known to Western intelligence services as the Red Prince because of a flamboyant lifestyle that included being married to Georgina Rizk, a Miss Lebanon and Miss Universe winner–she did not wear a burqa or abaya or chador, in fact, she wore a lot less than that and no one in the Arab world gave a fat rat’s ass. Salameh led a charmed life until Mossad finally caught up with him. After his death we found out why:

I don’t know if Hamza bin Laden was important, but I’m skeptical of professional liars and deceivers who suddenly tell me what I should think when I’ve never heard it before. I wonder why we’re suddenly told, now, that he’s not only dead but a linchpin in a major terrorist organization. I don’t know if al-Zawahiri is a terrorist mastermind who is leading a charmed life or if he’s dead and we just don’t know it, or if there is something else going on. What I do know is that very rarely are things in what I think John le Carre called a “looking glass war” are as they seem and when our sole source of information is from people who lie to just stay in practice, we need to be skeptical about what we hear.

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Kamala Harris Thinks She’s Figured Out A Way To Go After Trump AND Kavanaugh At The Same Time

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) may have some reputational challenges as regards her qualifications for the Oval Office, but never disregard her ability to approach work creatively. The ambitious former prosecutor and Attorney General of California thinks she knows how the Democrats can use their efforts to smear Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh while at the same time making the case for impeaching Donald Trump.

Now that’s multitasking, people!

Harris penned a letter to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler — but first gave it Axios (that’s getting ahead of the story, lady!) — in which she requests that the House “form an outside task force to investigate the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and whether he lied to Congress during his testimony” due to the increasingly shady, retracted and corrected, and uncorroborated and outright debunked allegations reported in the New York Times (we’ve covered it extensively).

Apparently Nadler has backed away from the Kavanaugh smear because he wants to focus on getting the bad man in the White House impeached. But Harris, using her attorney skills, makes the case in the letter that the hunt to kill Kavanaugh may ultimately land them their orange whale.

Why it matters: Nadler and others on the committee have poured cold water on the idea of investigating Kavanaugh because they’re instead focused on impeaching President Trump. But Harris argues that an outside task force could allow Democrats to answer the growing calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment and also investigate the president.

  • “I understand that the House Judiciary Committee has limited resources and many other responsibilities,” Harris writes in her letter. “However, in the past, congressional committees have dedicated resources and established structures to pursue serious cases of misconduct — including by creating a task force and retaining outside counsel to help lead impeachment inquiries.”
  • “The House Judiciary Committee should pursue whatever form of investigation best suits its work and competing demands,” she writes, “but Mr. Kavanaugh’s appointment to a lifetime seat on our highest court warrants a similarly rigorous approach.”

Whatever else you may think of Ms. Harris, she’s an outside-the-box thinker who understands what motivates people and how to use those things to get what she wants. Of course, in the case of Kavanaugh specifically, any “outside investigation” will require some pretty serious fabrication because the man has already been vetted and vetted and vetted some more. And there’s no way, if Nadler agrees to such a thing, Harris will allow it to turn up nothing.

So kudos to Harris for being highly skilled at manipulation in pursuit of her goals. Imagine if she used her powers for good instead of using them to try to destroy political enemies and weaken the country’s trust in itself. She might make a decent president.

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Maggie Haberman Admits the Times Had Bombshell Info that Nuked Blasey Ford’s Accusation Against Kavanaugh

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The would be hit on Justice Kavanaugh over at The New York Times continues to implode without haste. We’ve already seen them make corrections after omitting key details about a supposed witness. They also reported an allegation without bothering to note that the alleged victim doesn’t even have memory of it happening. In other words, they ran a rehash of discredited accusations from Debra Ramirez while tacking on an even less credible, third hand claim from Bill Clinton’s former lawyer.

Seems legit.

Now, we are starting to find out just how biased the Times was being in their reporting of this story. CBS News went on record late last night with a major revelation that further destroys Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh. Note that Mollie Hemingway put this in her book way back in July as well. She deserves the primary credit.

That’s pretty big news as it turns Ford’s claim on its head. Not only did her “witness” not recall the incident, she didn’t feel it was believable. Worse, Ford’s allies stepped in to try to pressure her to change her story to help complete the take down of Kavanaugh.

Ford, her lawyers, and the Democrats who facilitated the smear were acting with no regards for truth or ethics. They had one goal and that was to blow up Kavanaugh’s nomination. It’s troubling to think of just how close they claim to succeeding.

But here’s the kicker. After CBS reported that, the Times’ Maggie Haberman decided to jump on Twitter and snark that they had the information too.

Well, ok then Maggie. Why wasn’t it reported?

Even though the information was in the book itself, which the article in question was based on, the “reporters” minimized it and presented a different picture anyway.

To summarize, the Times had information that Ford’s account was essentially nuked and discredited. Instead of running that as the lead story delved from this garbage book, they reran old allegations and included a new one which lacked any credibility at all, to the point where even the alleged victim has no recollection of it.

“Journalism.”

Are we supposed to believe that was just an honest editorial decision? Come on. The authors of this book were so partisan, so wrapped up in their own narrative that they did everything they could to frame things in a way to hurt Kavanaugh. It just so happens that they did such an awful job at it that their claims fell apart within hours.

The Times has no credibility left. I’m tired of some on the right insisting we can’t just dump these outlets wholesale. What have they done to earn anyone’s trust at this point? Let this also be a reminder of just how far the left and their enablers in the media are willing to go to take down Republican interests. There are no lines they won’t cross and this was just a preview of what we are going to see in 2020. You can bet they’ve got a whole (new) dossier cooked up to run against Trump and the press will be right there to dutifully regurgitate the talking points without questioning their validity.

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The Streisand Effect. Palmetto State Armory Is Introducing the No-Beto AR-15 Kit Just In Time For Christmas

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You’ve probably heard of the Streisand effect. That’s the phenomenon where trying to suppress information (or a product) results in more interest in that information or product. In my personal life I first encountered it in its reverse form around age 10 or 11 when the Old Man brought home a pack of cigarettes, had me and my brother take a few puffs, and announced that if we liked it he’d buy them for us and let us smoke at home. I’ve never had urge to smoke.

During last week’s Democrat debate, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced that he was 100% going to confiscated all semi-automatic rifles.

(Bonchie has all the details in Beto O’Rourke Is Coming For Your Fully Semi-Automatic Grenade Launcher.)

What started out as a war cry for the gun grabbers has now becoming a marketing plan for gun sellers. SisterToldjah has the epic story of a Arizona gun dealer who created a sales event based on Beto’s threat AZ Gun Store Owner Responds To Beto’s ‘Hell Yes’ By Offering ‘Beto Specials’ – And Sells Out Of AR-15s, AK-47s. People who had never considered buying a semi-automatic modern sporting rifle were suddenly buying them. (I, myself, have convinced my wife to let me blow the family food budget on a knockoff of the FN-FAL in .308-caliber to show solidarity with “muh rednecks.”)

Now Palmetto State Armory is offering a customization kit. If you own an AR-15 of its equivalent, for the low, low price of $49.99 you can convert it to the NOBETO-15.

Now the order page has this warning

*This is a Pre-order item. Due to unprecedented demand related to the recent political events, please expect lowers to start shipping within 8-9 weeks of order placement.*

This is not going to be the killer slogan that O’Rourke had anticipated. Many of his colleagues are angry at him for giving away the game. Middle of the road gun owners now clearly see what the end game is and the will resist. Those of us who actively support gun rights are going to follow Kurt Schilichter’s advice: “Buy guns and ammo.”

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Just Let Sean Spicer Dance

Dancing With the Stars premiered on Monday night and the internet was abuzz with the appearance of former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer showed out in a lime green, ruffle sleeved top and white pants. Twitter was not having it.

There was no shortage of insults. Commenters on the right scoffed at Spicer, saying he was denigrating the dignity of his former position and simply looked ridiculous. Commenters on the left made him out to be a clown, calling the reality tv turn just another example of the clown show produced by the Trump administration.

Everyone needs to leave Sean Spicer alone. He is wringing every last drop out of  life while the rest of us are sitting on the couch, wiping potato chip crumbs off our keyboards.

Why do we look at public figures as if they A)have some kind of responsibility to represent a brief part of their career lives forever and B)aren’t real people with eclectic personalities and tastes.

When Megyn Kelly ditched her Fox News career to take a stab at daytime talk, conservatives raked her over the coals. She was accused of selling out, of somehow “lowering” herself, stooping to some pedestrian level after having worked to become one of the most respected journalists in the game. We all know how it worked out for Megyn, but even in the wake of her abrupt (and unfair) cancellation conservatives and liberals alike seemed to think she deserved it for leaving behind a “serious” career.

But why shouldn’t people like Kelly or Spicer take advantage of their hard-earned status and influence to have some fun? Are we all supposed to just be one thing in our lives? Kelly is a mother and wife. I know what it’s like to wear those labels. Even the most accomplished woman can loose herself in those roles. To have the option to explore your passions, have adventures, and try new things without risking your financial comfort or support system…well, that’s a luxury.

Isn’t that a luxury we all work for? We all dream of a day when our career pays us so much that we can go have fun having new experiences, or perhaps even pivot to that dream career we always wanted. We all have the jobs we have to do and the jobs we wish we could do.

Megyn Kelly is no difference. Sean Spicer is no different. These are human beings, not political mascots.

Sean Spicer has worked his entire adult life in one of the most stressful industries in the nation. He’s probably had more late nights that turned into early mornings than we could imagine. He’s probably scraped by financially at one point or another; for sure he’s sacrificed some relationships and genuine connections in the name of the job.

My point is…Sean Spicer is a grown man and he has put in his fair share of work into advancing to the top of his field. If he wants to put on a fancy-dancy shirt and have a new adventure on a dance competition show, then he should do it.

As I age, one particular thing becomes clearer and clearer – life is short and full of surprises. I’m having every adventure I can until the point my body will no longer welcome it. It looks like Spicer is doing the same thing and instead of ridiculing him, we should all be applauding him. The people making fun of him are probably the same cowards who turn regularly turn down opportunities for adventure or unique experiences because they don’t want to “look dumb”. Those are always the most boring people of all.

Sean Spicer seems determined not to be one of those boring scolds. He’s reveling in the bizarre twists life takes, relishing new experiences. He’s putting on his dancing shoes and living his best life.

Good for him.

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AZ Gun Store Owner Responds to Beto’s ‘Hell Yes’ by Offering ‘Beto Specials’ – and Sells out of AR-15s, AK-47s

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Beto O’Rourke’s controversial plan to take away certain types of guns should he become elected president has turned out to be as motivating -if not more so – for gun owners than President Barack Obama’s anti-gun stances.

At last week’s Democratic debate, O’Rourke said “Hell yes” in response to ABC News debate moderator David Muir’s question about whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

In response to Beto’s declaration, one gun store owner in Arizona decided to offer a ‘Beto Special’ on AR-15s and AK-47s – and the response was overwhelming:

When O’Rourke made the claim during Thursday night’s Democrat presidential candidate debate, Alpha Dog Firearms Owner Matt Boggs was outraged, he says in an interview with The HolloNet:

“I saw the comments that he made, and I was kinda like, ‘You know what: the Hell with this guy.’”

Boggs said O’Rourke’s made [him] determined to sell more guns – even if it meant losing money on them. So, the next morning he announced his “Beto Specials” on AR15 and AK47 rifles on his store’s Facebook page:

That evening, the store announced that they had sold out in less than four hours:

UPDATE: SOLD OUT. More deals will be on the website soon. Y’all broke our internet today!!!

Our $349.99 AR deal sold out in less than 4 hours. We’re trying to process the orders and work on getting more special deals for our good friend gun grabber Beto

As Beto gets louder on this issue, look for more gun specials from gun store owners, and a higher demand for the types of weapons he wants to confiscate. As we learned during the Obama administration, tacking to the far left on gun control usually means increased sales at gun stores. These types of threats typically have a galvanizing effect on gun owners and spurs them them to stock up.

This is most certainly not what Beto O’Rourke intended when he announced his gun confiscation policy, but that is what happens when you’re someone like Beto who doesn’t think your policies through.

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AZ Gun Store Owner Responds to Beto’s ‘Hell Yes’ by Offering ‘Beto Specials’ – and Sells out of AR-15s, AK-47s

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Beto O’Rourke’s controversial plan to take away certain types of guns should he become elected president has turned out to be as motivating -if not more so – for gun owners than President Barack Obama’s anti-gun stances.

At last week’s Democratic debate, O’Rourke said “Hell yes” in response to ABC News debate moderator David Muir’s question about whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

In response to Beto’s declaration, one gun store owner in Arizona decided to offer a ‘Beto Special’ on AR-15s and AK-47s – and the response was overwhelming:

When O’Rourke made the claim during Thursday night’s Democrat presidential candidate debate, Alpha Dog Firearms Owner Matt Boggs was outraged, he says in an interview with The HolloNet:

“I saw the comments that he made, and I was kinda like, ‘You know what: the Hell with this guy.’”

Boggs said O’Rourke’s made [him] determined to sell more guns – even if it meant losing money on them. So, the next morning he announced his “Beto Specials” on AR15 and AK47 rifles on his store’s Facebook page:

That evening, the store announced that they had sold out in less than four hours:

UPDATE: SOLD OUT. More deals will be on the website soon. Y’all broke our internet today!!!

Our $349.99 AR deal sold out in less than 4 hours. We’re trying to process the orders and work on getting more special deals for our good friend gun grabber Beto

As Beto gets louder on this issue, look for more gun specials from gun store owners, and a higher demand for the types of weapons he wants to confiscate. As we learned during the Obama administration, tacking to the far left on gun control usually means increased sales at gun stores. These types of threats typically have a galvanizing effect on gun owners and spurs them them to stock up.

This is most certainly not what Beto O’Rourke intended when he announced his gun confiscation policy, but that is what happens when you’re someone like Beto who doesn’t think your policies through.

——-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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