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Forgive Us, Hong Kong: Deluded American Woman Scolds Hong Kong Protesters, “Safety Is More Important Than Freedom”

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A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Many of us have been transfixed by the efforts of the millions of people, from young students to the elderly, marching in the streets in the streets of Hong Kong for the past few months.

They’re not marching against climate change, but against a very real and immediate existential danger – that they not to be spirited away by the Communist authorities to the Chinese mainland and disappeared forever if they are arrested by the police. They’re fighting to maintain the rights and autonomy that they were promised when Hong Kong was handed back to China.

Hong Kongers have been faced with terrifying police brutality, with beatings, tear gas, with at least one person facing blindness after being assaulted by police. The protesters have come out in the millions and they have placed everything on the line – their careers and their lives – for the freedom and the future of Hong Kong.

Through it all, the people of Hong Kong have chosen a symbol to wave which they believe is emblematic of their fight for freedom – the American flag. They’ve marched with it, even sung our national anthem. Yes, they’re doing it to appeal to us in the hope that we might be able to help them in some way. But they’re also doing it because freedom and protection of human rights is what America and the flag means to them and to so much of the rest of the world, despite what folks here on the left would have us believe. Waving the American flag also endangers them more because it allows the government to suggest they are influenced by outside forces and gives justification to move against them to suppress them. Yet they have persisted, because they truly believe. That takes great courage.

So imagine the surprise of the folks protesting in Hong Kong when they were confronted with an American woman in a video that has gone viral. This woman ripped down some of the stickers the protesters had pasted on a wall and chastised the young students, telling them that “You guys value freedom more than safety.”

Dear Hong Kongers, we’re sorry, but please know that this woman doesn’t represent us, that indeed you understand the principles of America much better than does she.

That woman clearly takes that freedom for granted and doesn’t really understand what it’s like to live under a Communist dictatorship. Or, worse, perhaps she thinks it’s a good thing and is just a shill for the regime.

We’ve seen so many on the left and now even in Congress who seem willing and happy to embrace socialism, with folks like Antifa and other far-left radicals wanting to push us in the direction which the Hong Kongers are fighting so desperately against.

It’s because we’ve had brave Americans who have fought for our rights that this woman has the comfort and luxury to not have the fear that Hong Kongers now face.

Do you think we could make a trade for all Americans who love Communism to go to Hong Kong and we’ll take the people of Hong Kong who love America and freedom?

The Hong Kong movement reminds us again how special America is and how important it is to protect it.

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Judge Dismisses Conviction in Mueller-Related Case and That May Aid Mike Flynn

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When Robert Mueller’s goons forced Mike Flynn into pleading guilty to some tenuous bullsh**, they used Flynn to target his business partner Bian Kian or Bian Rafiekian. Eventually, he was indicted for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, specifically that he was acting as an agent of Turkey despite zero proof in that regard. In fact, the court ruled that the prosecutors could argue neither a conspiracy existed nor that Turkey funded any of the work done by Flynn Intel Group. Because OrangeManBad as much as any evidence presented, Rafiekian was convicted on two counts: that he lied to federal agents and that he violated FARA.

Rafiekian’s lawyers had filed motions on three separate occasions asking for the judge to direct acquittal (filed at the end of the prosecution and the defense presentations) and that the judge overturn the guilty verdict (after the verdict was returned). Today the judge, in a rather blistering ruling, threw out the verdict. In fact, the order sounds a lot like what a non-lawyer would characterize as a malicious prosecution.

This is the full ruling

Rafiekian Dismissal Memo by Techno Fog on Scribd

A lot of this ruling seems germane to the Flynn case as his FARA violation is pretty much the same as that of Rafiekian.

I doubt that this will be the last Mueller related case to blow up. The ongoing action against Concord Management has been a dumpster fire since Day One and was an object lesson about just how incompetent Mueller’s team was when facing someone with the resources to fight them.

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Black Teacher Who Blew the Whistle on Minority Students Being Allowed to Misbehave Wins Huge in Court

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Aaron Benner is a black elementary school teacher, formerly with the St. Paul School District in Minnesota.

And now, he’s also a guy with a giant chunk of cash.

The reason?

Well, the story began during the 2014-2015 schol year, when Aaron called out the school for letting minority students get away with misbehavior.

As reported by Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Benner, who is black, accused the district of failing black students by not holding them accountable for disruptive behavior. The district was being led then by Valeria Silva, who sought to reduce racial disparities in student discipline.

Resultantly, as per his 2015 federal lawsuit, the school system — despite him having never been reprimanded in 19 years as an educator — used four separate investigations to essentially force him to quit.

Well, on Tuesday night, a settlement was won. And it ain’t no little bag of coins, neither.

Aaron scored $525,000.

In an email, he expressed his gratitude toward a higher power:

I thank God for all the blessings in my life. I turned 50 this year, got married in July and now (there is) this settlement.

The system issued a statement, among which lay the absence of admitted guilt:

This agreement enables the district to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of protracted legal proceedings regarding its previous policies, practices and expectations.

Of course, ultimately, it isn’t the district that’ll cough up the dough, but the taxpayers.

However, St. Paul seems cool with spending from the trough.

As noted by The O’Reilly Factor in 2015:

“For the past five years the St. Paul, Minnesota school district has spent nearly $3 million on ‘white privilege’ training done by a far-Left outfit called the Pacific Educational Group. That training tells teachers to overlook transgressions by minority students; to treat them differently than white students.”

Maybe they can save on that kind of instruction going forward.

Aaron now serves as an administrator for St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall charter school.

-ALEX

 

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Over 3,500 Young People Threaten to Never Have Children Unless the Adults Stop Climate Change and ‘Ensure a Safe Future’

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In order to protest what they apparently believe is the soon-to-be end of the world, over 3,500 young people have pledged they’ll keep from having children.

The petition reads, “I pledge not to have children until I am sure my government will ensure a safe future for them.”

The pledge — known as #NoFutureNoChildren — was created by Canadian teenager Emma Lim.

On the project’s website, Emma shares her story. Here’s a bit:

I’ve always imagined I would be a mother. I know that for a lot of people, the decision to have children is something made later on in life, but for me it was never something I had to think about. I love children so much that I worked as a nanny over the summer between eleventh and twelfth grade.

There are all of these little things I can see myself doing: singing to my babies, listening to their stories, working through homework, baking, finger painting, going for nature walks, dancing in the kitchen- and it hurts almost like a physical pain when I realize I might never get to do these things. Because even though I want to have children more than almost anything- what kind of a mother would I be if I brought a baby into a world where I couldn’t make sure they were safe?

I read the IPCC report last September, and it terrified me. I’m only a teenager, so I’ve learned about climate change for as long as I can remember. I’ve seen it all around me too. In my province once in a century floods have started to happen every year. There are heatwaves in the summer, and in the winter we’re not able to skate on the pond anymore. But the truth is that we are in so much more danger than I could have imagined. We are facing changes that will be irreversible: the loss of ecosystems, the loss of fresh water, the loss of clean air.

Respectfully, Emma seems not to understand how some things work:

I am facing a future of economic instability, of food scarcity and extreme weather. What if I have to sacrifice my child’s education to pay for a new house? What if my house becomes uninsurable? What if I have to pay for clean water?

Of course, a child’s education isn’t optional, and it’s funded through taxation. College is provided by grants and loans. And clean water, if you have a house, is already something you have to pay for. For that matter, generally, everything you receive, you pay for, regardless of where or under which government system you live — whether via willing payment or taxation.

She also cryptically states that “everything will be more expensive with climate change.”

As we saw Monday, the Shut Down DC protest took the opportunity to promote socialism, in lieu of capitalism (here). Surely they don’t understand that “capitalism” simply means you can freely own and operate your own business, and socialism means that right is taken away — in favor of a government monopoly with no supply-and-demand to keep down costs.

With socialism, “everything will be more expensive.”

Emma concludes:

I am not the only young person giving up lifelong dreams because they are unsure of what the future will hold. We’ve read the science, and now we’re pleading with our government.

Please, keep us safe. Please act while there is still time.

In the site’s Our Stories section, other teens share.

From an 18-year-old girl:

The science has spoken. Climate change is an established objective truth with already irreversible consequences

From a boy of the same age:

I’m scared. No – I’m absolutely terrified. If I have children, their future will be even more uncertain and endangered than my own.

From a 17-year-old girl:

Because the [planet] is already over capacity, because costs of raising a child is too high and it would be one less person other people would have to fight when the water wars start.

And another:

Our society is on the verge of a collapse. Our ecology isn’t far behind. In the prior situation, raising a kid may mean death for me and my partner. In the latter situation, humanity goes extinct. I have crippling fear about this on a near daily basis. Climate leaders don’t buy pipelines and LNG plants.

On Sunday, I wrote “The Far Left Is Making Teens Miserable Over The Imminent Destruction Of The World.”

Events since then certainly haven’t served to prove me wrong.

But we’re in luck: at 17 years old, a person doesn’t really much yet have a “story;” but they will. And fortunately, that tale will eventually include growing up and noticing that the world is still here.

And as for that “not having kids” thing, many have tried it. But it seems to mostly get even the best resistors.

Furthermore, hopefully the now-frightened teens’ will grow beyond the point of worry — because they are, in truth, helpless.

The same ideas I wrote about New York City apply here:

In an effort to save the planet, New York City is considering outlawing its signature meat — the hot dog.

Yeah — that’ll save it.

Population of New York City: 8.5 million.

Population of the planet: 7.7 billion.

All of America: 328 million.

Think we can conquer the remaining 7,372,000,000 people by 2030? I thought colonialism was wrong?

#FAIL.

Here’s a bit more perspective:

That’s the world.

Take that map and enlarge it by 2000% on a 17-inch screen. Then find a baby and clip one of his or her hairs. Then touch that hair to the screen, in the upper right corner of America.

That’s New York City.

Does it look like Big Apple footlongs are the pivot point for planetary survival?

How about Canada? or Washington D.C? Or America?

Breathe, kids. You aren’t the world. You’re one person, each. Live your life. No one can guarantee your safety. Life is precious, as is youth. Enjoy them while they’re here.

Last but not least: To all of you pledging, the rest of the world doesn’t care if you have kids. All that space on the map won’t change its ways of life because you, or I, or anyone here wishes it so. The world is bigger than that. And so is the world of ideas. I hope you find many more than those of misery and impending doom. If in no other way, you will, in the eyes of those which you presently don’t believe will ever exist. But they will. You can bet on that, much more than you can predict the weather.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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‘Cause It’s The Best Way To Convince People: Ahead Of The Dem Debate, Climate Change Radicals Suspend Themselves From A Bridge

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Go Ahead and Guess Who the Lawyer for the Trump-Ukraine “Whistle-Blower” Is

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Raise your hand if you saw this coming?

After days of impeachment fever and breathless hot takes about Trump being taken down by a non-scandal involving a whistle-blower and a call to Ukraine, we are starting to get more information about just who is involved in this. You’d be completely not shocked to learn that the whistle-blower has retained the services of a lawyer who worked for Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, not as a disconnected lawyer, but on their political staffs.

And stick around, because it gets even worse.

Per The Federalist.

The anonymous person who filed a formal, uncorroborated complaint against President Donald Trump for allegedly asking a foreign leader to investigate corruption related to Joe Biden now has a legal team that includes a Democratic operative who worked for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Andrew Bakaj, now a managing partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, interned for Schumer in the spring of 2001 and for Clinton in the fall of the same year, according to Bakaj’s LinkedIn page. More recently, Bakaj has worked as an official in the CIA and Pentagon and specializes in whistleblower and security clearances in his legal practice.

You know what I wouldn’t do if I wanted my complaint to be taken seriously and not considered partisan? I wouldn’t go hire a former staffer for Hillary Rodham Clinton who also worked within the agencies in question. That seems like a bit of a conflict, especially when the entire basis of impeachment is presupposed on the condition of the unbiased nature of the whistle-blower.

Oh, but it doesn’t end there. Here’s the really good stuff.

The anonymous U.S. intelligence official accusing President Trump of improperly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is represented by two lawyers who run a group that offers financial help to fired whistleblowers.

Whistleblower Aid was launched in September 2017 — eight months after Trump’s inauguration — with an advertising blitz that involved mobile billboards being driven close to the White House, Congress, outside the Pentagon, and around the headquarters of the CIA and National Security Agency.

The group’s pledge of support, in addition to free legal representation including rent and mortgage assistance, media coaching, and doctor’s bills and counseling, is controversial among lawyers. Critics say it violates attorney ethics.

Yes, you read that right. This lawyer and his group formed an organization that pays anti-Trump “whistle-blowers” to come forward and lodge complaints. Further, they offer free legal representation and a myriad of other payments, including mortgage assistance for some reason.

Now, I’m no legal expert, but that seems pretty low brow and unethical to me. It seems like the kind of situation that would bring partisan actors out of the woodwork in order to benefit from the situation. Especially when the law will protect their anonymity the entire way.

This lawyer himself is anything but an unbiased observer.

The more that comes out, the more political this looks. Let’s say the whistle-blower complaint is released. By what rational is it to even be believed? It’s almost certainly going to be baseless conjecture given what we have already heard. We know he/she has mislead everyone on their knowledge of the Ukraine call, with a report coming out that they never even heard the call for themselves.

Meanwhile, Democrats are prancing around trumpeting impeachment at the poker table while holding a pair of twos. This isn’t going to end well for them. I say bring it on though.

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Pelosi Declares Formal Impeachment Inquiry, Raising The Question: What If The Transcript Is A Nothingburger?

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It looks like Democrats finally found the will to at least begin the process of impeachment after threatening it for months and announcing earlier Tuesday they were meeting to discuss the proposition. By late Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, bowing to her caucus and likely her Hollywood donors, made the announcement an official “impeachment inquiry” would commence, but was hazy on the details of exactly what that meant. But she made sure to note she believes the President is not above the law.

Here’s how the President responded on Twitter:

That’s right: he’s fundraising off the Democrat decision to raise money for his 2020 presidential race. He’s optimistic and for good reason: Trump earlier announced on Twitter that the White House will be making the transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukrainian President available to the public by Wednesday.Which, incidentally, is the same day Democrats will vote on a resolution to condemn that same call.

Lawmakers said the House will vote, likely Wednesday, on a non-binding resolution condemning a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president that sparked the invigorated calls for impeachment this week.

This matters because they will be, in spite of Pelosi’s vague language Tuesday, formally linking that phone call to their justification for impeachment, and that’s potentially a very dangerous thing to do.

Because — and just consider it for a moment — what if the transcript proves to be as pure as Trump insists it is, and there’s no quid pro quo overture or any mention of Biden’s kid’s business dealings? What if the withholding of aid was just an administrative move so that Trump could chat with Ukraine first on things not related to investigations, etc?

What then?

Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) statement on the issue appears to be insinuating the same thing, specifically that Democrats were impeachment crusaders in search of a cause.

“For months, House Democrats have careened from justification to justification, looking for any excuse to begin impeachment proceedings. Since the President was sworn in, the Democrats have repeatedly attempted to overturn the results of the election and discard the votes of 63 million Americans who voted for President Trump.

“Now, Speaker Pelosi is walking away from even the pretense of the necessity of evidence. She has announced a formal impeachment inquiry of the President of the United States based on news reports of a phone call and a whistleblower. The Speaker and House Democrats have lost all credibility and, most tragically, have abdicated their duty to the Constitution and to the American people.”

Perhaps the transcript will be damning. But if it’s not, do the Democrats have another impeachable offense waiting in the wings? And, more to the point, do they realize that the way they’ve been fumbling around for something — anything — with which to censure the president gives a great deal of weight to what he’s been saying about them for almost four years? Namely, that they’ve been engaged in nothing more than a witch hunt.

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Ben Carson Defends His Position That ‘Big Hairy Men’ Identifying as Ladies Shouldn’t be Allowed to Stay at Women’s Shelters

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Ben Carson’s doubled down on his assertion that men identifying as women shouldn’t be staying at battered women’s shelters.

Last week, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary got slammed by Democrats for his reported statement during a private meeting that “transgender people should get the same rights as everyone else, but they don’t get to change things for everybody else.”

Purportedly, Dr. Ben also claimed women’s groups and shelter administrators said they don’t want “big, hairy men” staying there.

In response, some Dems called for Carson to be fired.

Evidently, they’re really into the whole “get rid of Republicans in office” thing.

As reported by The Daily Wire, Kamala Harris had this to say:

“Shameful. These derogatory comments by Secretary Carson are part of a long pattern that shows his disregard for the transgender community. It’s simply unacceptable.”

Julián Castro — who believes men can get pregnant, so long as the conception isn’t disrupted by racist weather — went after the doctor, too:

“19 Black trans women have been killed this year because comments like Ben Carson’s normalize violence against them. As HUD Secretary, I protected trans people, I didn’t denigrate them.”

But on Friday night, Ben told Tucker Carlson he never suggested people who identify as the opposite sex don’t have rights, just that they don’t have more rights than anyone else:

“I simply pointed out the fact that, you know, we have to have policies that take into consideration everybody’s rights. I say everybody has equal rights; nobody gets extra rights.”

Furthermore, as relayed by LifeSite News, he’s on the side of the women at the shelters:

“I talked about some of the women’s groups who have come to me, and I’ve had many in my office, and they say they are uncomfortable with the policy in existence, which says you must accept a person’s designation of their gender regardless of their physical characteristics. What we’ve decided to do, first of all we’ve upheld the 2012 equal access law; we have no intention of changing that, but in terms of that broad definition of gender being whatever you say it is, we said we’re going to leave that to the local jurisdictions.”

The brain surgeon’s in favor of letting the locals use their own brains:

“If you have a women’s shelter and you’ve been operating well, you get to decide how you’re going to run it, the federal government doesn’t need to be telling people who is a man and who is a woman. That’s a decision they can make by themselves.”

Ben’s received complaints from shelters about men, but no suggested fixes from those potentially dejected by his position:

“And I quoted a group that came to me, and they were very upset, and they said, you know, ‘A big hairy man came in here and he says he’s a woman, and that upsets us because many of us are trying to escape that.’ But the political correctness says, ‘You have to say what we want you to say,’ and that will destroy freedom of speech. And I’ve offered transgender groups the opportunity to let me know what their solution would be so that everybody’s rights are observed. I haven’t heard one peep.”

The world’s sure getting more complicated. Nowadays, if you open a women’s shelter, you can’t even get past step 1: establishing what a woman is.

If things had always been this way, I bet the YMCA never woulda got off the ground.

-ALEX

 

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A Hit-Making Music Star Announces He’s No Longer A Man

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To Criticize or Not to Criticize? Media Tries to Have It Both Ways When It Comes to Teen Activists

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With all that has been said by liberals and the media about teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, arguably the most deliberately disingenuous and dishonest thing that has been suggested is that her ideas should be insulated from criticism because she’s 16 and suffers from autism.

ABC News journalist Julia Macfarlane was among those taking Thunberg’s critics to task for “cyberbullying” an autistic teenager:

Macfarlane’s take is quite an interesting and perplexing one, considering the media collectively weren’t interested in holding back on the Covington teenagers earlier this year after they were falsely accused of trying to racially intimidate a Native American protester during a pro-life rally. Though none of the high school students suffers from autism, they were teen activists, too, and wholly undeserving of the doxxing and threats on their lives they were forced to endure in the aftermath of the media feeding frenzy.

Democrats and the mainstream media usually sing a different tune when it comes to young teen activists who run in left wing circles (usually at the prodding of their activist parents or guardians). When these activists take the stage, their words are off limits to criticism, no matter how they badly they insult or impugn the motives of those who disagree with them.

In other words, it’s the kiddie human shield defense all over again.

Parkland students Davig Hogg and Emma Gonzalez were supposed to be allowed to accuse gun rights supporters of being murderers with blood on their hands – without any pushback. Greta Thunberg is supposed to be allowed to say, without being questioned, that those who disagree with her on climate change are ruining her life and destroying the futures of teenagers all over the world.

But don’t you dare respond back to any of them. Not even if it’s merely to express disagreement with their message. Because they are brave warriors, you know. Brave warriors who also should be shielded from criticism because they’re young.

In a piece titled “Greta Thunberg cannot be both a shield and a sword”, Charles C.W. Cooke calls out this shameful tactic for what it is:

What is being attempted with Thunberg is one of the oldest tricks in the book. First, you find a young person who shares your politics and cast them as the uncorrupted prophet of a new generation. Second, you have them argue their case as often and as loudly as possible. Third, you cast all pushback as “inappropriate” or “bullying” or “punching down.” “Why,” you ask, “are you criticizing this sweet little girl who is just trying to help us in our quest to reorder the entire world?”

This process is not only transparent; it is grotesque. There exists no universe in which one can simultaneously cast a person as a brave truth-teller whose words must be heeded, and as an innocent, fragile child who is beneath the notice of any well-rounded adult. A sword is not a shield and a shield is not a sword. One must pick one.

There are ways to constructively tackle the arguments of teenage activists without engaging in “cyberbullying” and “doxxing” and all the other negative things unfortunately associated with being a political activist. Unfortunately, the left has consistently refused to play by any type of Marquess of Queensberry Rules on these matters, so it’s not exactly a surprise that some on the right will return the favor when the opportunity presents itself.

Here’s a suggestion for Democrats and leftists going forward: If your arguments really do hold all the water you want people to think they do, send an adult to make them. Sending a child to do an adult’s job is beneath contempt, and is a good indicator that your arguments weren’t on solid footing to begin with.

Related –>> Thread offers devastating insight into why the Left’s weaponization of Greta Thunberg is particularly egregious

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Meghan McCain Dares the Democrats to Impeach: ‘Unleash the Kraken!’

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On Tuesday’s The View, very anti-Trump Meghan McCain — who, along with her family, has officially endorsed Joe Biden for a 2020 takeover — dared the Dems to go ahead with impeachment.

Talk of the “I” word has surged recently, but it’s a song that seems to have been playing from the very beginning on Trump’s presidency. They may have turned down the volume at times, but that record’s broken.

Can somebody just unplug the thing?

Even the news has been trying to oust the guy — in July of 2018, I wrote the article “CNN Asks: Are We (Finally) Ready For Impeachment?

Part of me believes they’ll still be looking to the process long after Trump’s tenure. Perhaps in 2027, President Stormy Daniels will retroactively find a way.

But as for the efforts of the moment, Meghan offered a warning.

She ain’t thinkin’ it’ll go well:

“I will say, [co-host Sunny Hostin] has been a proponent throughout the entire time we’ve been talking about it on the show of impeachment. I will say — okay, let me finish. Unleash the kraken! If you’re not going to listen to Nancy Pelosi about the political implications of this, just impeach him then, and see what happens politically.”


Some believe the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton hurt the Republicans more than the Commander-in-Chief, and Meghan can easily see history repeating itself:

“What happened with Clinton in the ‘90s ended up hurting Republicans and I think historians said it too. Just impeach him, then. Because quite frankly, I’m sick of hearing everybody b*tch about it.”

Yep. She’s a woman sick of it (piece of advice: Never mess with a woman who’s sick of it):

“I’m sick of hearing the infighting with Democrats, clearly progressives are running the party.Again, if he has, in fact, as Abby said, extorted —”

Joy interrupted. She assured the Dems are cool, Daddy-O:

“Don’t worry about the Democrats. The Democrats are going to get it together.”

“Are you sure about that?” McCain returned.

“Yes.”

Meghan laughed:

“On election night, I want that clip right up here.”

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After Trump Calls Their Bluff On the Ukraine Transcript, The Left Hilariously Cry Foul and Rush to Move the Goalposts

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This is almost too good. Predictable, but still satisfying.

For most of today, we’ve been inundated with impeachment fever among Democrats, the media, and some anti-Trump Republicans. This despite the fact that there was no evidence Trump did anything illegal or untoward in a phone call between he and the new Ukrainian president. We already know there was no threat or quid pro quo involving military aid or otherwise, but after this weekend’s hysteria, there was apparently no walking the story back.

Then something hilarious happened. As my colleague streiff reported earlier, Trump called their bluff.

The fact that the transcript will be unredacted leads one to anticipate that it is probably going to be innocuous and completely open to whatever interpretation you wish to make of it. If that is the case, this has been a epic troll of the Democrats.

Guess how Democrats and the media responded to getting what they had been demanding for days?
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Excuse me while I go pass out from laughing so much….Ok, I’m back.

Now, all the sudden, they don’t want the call. The call that they’ve said forms the basis for impeachment, that proves Trump committed a criminal, corrupt act, is not longer relevant to them. You know what this means? There’s nothing worthwhile on the call.

So what’s next? Well, the goalposts must be moved of course.

I’m not going to lie. I’m actually enjoying this. Watching these people squirm after they got out over their skis again is incredibly entertaining. The media are rushing to save this story based on more supposition, but I don’t think it’s going to work.

Unless there’s a bombshell waiting on that transcript, this is going to backfire so spectacularly. And if there were a bombshell on the transcript, Trump wouldn’t be releasing it this soon. For all the talk of him being a political idiot, he may be on the verge of pulling off one of the greatest trolls in political history.

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