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NCAA Names a Man Their “Female Athlete of the Week,” Leaves Out a Few Key Details About Him

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Jonathan Eastwood loved to compete in track, and was rather good at it. After he became “June” in middle school, and began identifying himself as a girl, his interest continued, and now he competes as a girl against real girls for the University of Montana.

You may not be surprised to hear this, but he seems to be faster than them.

Just to add insult to the women’s injured pride, the NCAA’s Big Sky Conference named Eastwood the “female athlete of the week,” after he beat another female competitor in a race, and was selected for the honor, beating out other female nominees according to The College Fix. Interestingly enough, neither UM nor the NCAA mentions the fact that Eastwood is actually a man:

Eastwood beat out eight other nominated competitors for Female Athlete of the Week, all of whom appear to be biological women judging by their official college headshots. The conference does not note Eastwood is transgender.

The University of Montana does not even note that the conference has male and female categories in its press release on Eastwood’s recognition.

It simply says Eastwood was named “Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week” after beating San Diego State University’s Jenny Sandoval, who also appears to be a biological woman. (The Missoulian published a condensed version of the press release without identifying it as such, instead crediting the article to “Missoulian staff.”)

UM even gave Eastwood a glowing review in an introductory video. As you can imagine, they focused quite a bit on all the “negative” attention Eastwood has being thrown his way.

You’ll notice that in the video, they only really show one supportive fellow female athlete. The rest seem to be left out. They don’t exactly allow for a well-rounded take.

So sum it up, a man wins a race meant for women, is given recognition and awards meant for women, and no one running the show thought to even mention that Eastwood was a man in the official paperwork. On top of that, they also push a propaganda piece in order to make Eastwood’s arrival on the women’s scene seem uplifting and legitimate.

Imagine being a female athlete having worked so hard for years to make it to where you are. You push yourself through grueling training and compete against people who could overtake you in a moment if you even slip once. You’ve perfected your game for the majority of your life.

Then when it comes time for the moment you’ve been preparing for all your life, you get beat out by a guy who injected himself with some meds, grows out his hair, and demands you call him by a different name.

The only other thing that one could feel, outside of the crushing disappointment and sadness, is allout rage.

It’s interesting that we’ve rarely seen the media put the camera on those actual women and girls who have been cast aside and shortchanged. It’s telling that officials don’t even want to discuss Eastwood’s real sex.

It’s cheating, what MU and Eastwood are doing. This needs to be called out.

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People Who Have Spent Three Years Insulting Trump Supporters Have No Reason To Gripe When They Get Insulted

The past three years have exposed some fault lines on the right that had been largely papered over some decades. The primary one, of course, was between the GOP establishment. This was not an new rift. It was previewed in all its glory in 2010 with the rise of the Tea Party and flipping the House back to American control on the strength of enthusiastic voters, many of whom were coming out of the first time in years, if not for ever.

A second rent in the GOP fabric also appeared. It was between the very small number of people who styled themselves “NeverTrump” and everyone else. While the GOPe has, at least, made some peace with the idea of a Trump presidency and is united behind him in the face of whichever socialist the Democrats seem hellbent upon nominating, not so with the NeverTrump people. Their lodestar remains satisfying their personal pique by trying to elect a Democrat. Sure they’ve fronted clowns and has-beens like Joe Walsh and William Weld and Mark Sanford, but no one believes that any of them will rise to the level of annoyance in the election. They don’t either. And it will be with great sorrow that they will announce that Trump is simply so gauche and déclasse that principle demands they support the socialist infanticide and they will declare you to be a very bad person if you chose otherwise.

A couple of days ago, President Trump took to Twitter to express his displeasure with people who claim to be Republican or conservative but who’d rather set their own hair on fire than support him in any way. (One of the most egregious falsehoods these people peddle is that “I’ll praise him if he does something right” but that something never seems to happen.)

The tweet was met with outrage by NeverTrumpers everywhere. For instance:

There are lots of precious comments out there, like this one

I’m not picking on this guy exclusively, though there something shabby and pathetic about an life spent trolling Twitter timelines of people you oppose politically, because that same wounded, ‘how dare he be mean to me’ tone was very easy to find among NeverTrumpers.

There are a couple of different parts to this story.

First, should Trump have called the NeverTrump people “human scum?” Probably not. I wouldn’t have done it. It’s not something that one likes to see from the adult behavior standpoint, if nothing else. But did it really matter? All of those people shaking sand out of their panties right now are going to end up campaigning for Elizabeth Warren or whoever gets the nomination for the Democrats. They were going to do that before he called them “human scum.” They’ll do that because they claim their inviolable principles require it….and they might even believe that…and to be a regular contributor on MSNBC or CNN as a conservative or Republican that is required.

On the other hand, there is an immense amount of rank hypocrisy and lack of self-awareness in all of this mewling and sniveling.

If you were involved in the 2016 election and, at any point, decided that Hillary Clinton was very bad for the nation and that Evan McMullin was f***ing bug-eating tool and that Donald Trump was not Beelzebub incarnate, then you became the target of abuse. In my personal experience, there are people who I’d considered friends for several years who I would no longer pee on if they were on fire today because of the abuse and scorn the heaped upon people who disagreed with them and the cheap bullying that they engaged in. Trumpkin. Trumptard. Trumpaloo. Trumphumper. And all manner of other cute names. In fact, one of the biggest whiners about Trump’s tweet is one of the guys who has been most responsible for baking personal insults into any political discussion concerning Trump. That would be itinerant newsletter peddler Jonah Goldberg:

Indeed, the only childishness I see are the masses of beer-muscled goons and sycophants stomping their feet over the object of their man-crushes.

Let’s try Kevin Williamson, the guy we were told we were supposed to support and to feel sorry for when The Atlantic defenestrated him:

Spend any time around the Trumpkins — the intellectually and morally stunted Oompa Loompas who have rallied to the candidacy of this grotesque charlatan

In reading the complaints about President Trump’s tweet, I’m again reminded of the epic post-election essay by “Warden” at Ace of Spades, except the philosophy, if not the specifics, applies to NeverTrump as well as to the left, as far as I’m concerned:

It’s this that sent me to a place from which I’ll never return. I literally don’t care what Donald Trump does because nothing he can do is worse than what they’ve already done.

Donald Trump isn’t the bully; he only insults and abuses people in power who have attacked him. They’re the fucking bullies. The left, with their smears, their witch hunts, their slanders, their insults, their riots, their violence, and their weaponizing of the federal bureaucracy.

This new philosophy has freed me of more emotional angst that I can describe. Literally nothing the left says or does matters to me anymore. I don’t care about their tantrums. I don’t care about their accusations. I don’t care if they say Trump is lying. I don’t care if Trump is lying.

They created this Frankenstein. They own it. I am free of all obligation. I will never play defense again. I will attack, attack, attack, attack using their own tactics against them until they learn their lesson.

What I will not do is let them play my values against me ever again. I don’t need to prove that I’m better than them. I already know it.

To tell you the truth, I really don’t care about the butthurt over this. For three years these people have degraded, demeaned, and libeled anyone who simply decided that for all his flaws that Trump was better than any Democrat. No grace was offered to people who had considered them friend and colleagues. No common cause was allowed to be made. They stopped being conservatives and Republicans who simply disliked the candidate and then the president and became active Democrat partisans who simply called themselves something else. In 2020, these people have a choice to make. They can either earn their way back in–Prodigal Son, and all that–or they can stay gone. I don’t care who they vote for because Trump won last time without them and he’s in a much stronger position today than he was in November 2016. But, no matter what path they choose, there should be no forgetting of how these people have acted and what they’ve done. No one should allow them to forget why no one–right or left–wishes to have anything to do with them. No one should ever forget that they are dangerous, timorous and unfaithful allies and should not be allowed to do any more than hold the coats for the rest of us.

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Justice Clarence Thomas Will Teach a Course aat the University of Florida so of Course There is Outrage

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Supreme Court associate justice Clarence Thomas gestures as he speaks during an event at the Library of Congress Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Law students appear to place feelings over legal precedent is protesting his lessons.

It has been decades now that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been a hot button subject for those on the left. It was nearly thirty years ago when his confirmation was upended by the surprise testimony of Anita Hill, alleging a string of sexual harassment that had previously never been mentioned by her, nor aany others. Despite her testimony being revealed as untrustworthy and his appointment to SCOTUS going through to this day he still absorbs the charge of guilt.

The recent announcement that Thomas will be doing a brief professorship at the University of Florida has been met with resistance from a group of law students on the Gainesville campus. Thomas will be leading a concentrated course on the religious clauses concerning the First Amendment. To have a law school being granted this type of work from a sitting high court justice is an honor. One group of students sees this as an affront.

The instantly formed group of law students called We Believe Survivors has penned a letter of disapproval they sent to the campus newspaper. There is much about this letter that makes little sense and seems driven entirely by misplaced emotion. First is the matter of Thomas being basically cleared of the accusations from Hill those many years ago. During the confirmation hearing Anita Hill’s testimony was contradicted by evidence. Words she attributed to Thomas were found to actually be culled from popular culture.

More curious was the woman who said she was damaged by this alleged behavior was documented as continuing to work with Thomas, even following him to another job after when the activities were said to have happened. Records showed the two remained in contact long after they stopped working together.

That a group of law students can overlook the problematic evidence and assign guilt, absent presumption of innocence, is a remarkable blindspot towards their desired profession. The other problem with their letter is that they cite on campus issues regarding harassment that have nothing to do with Clarence Thomas, and they bring up the episode of Christine Blasey-Ford during last year’s confirmation hearing on Brett Kavanaugh.

The letter supposedly takes issue with the administration in its decision to bring Thomas on campus to teach. But confusion abounds, as it actually states that the administration has been proper in addressing matters of sexual harassment on campus, and it praises the way campus officials supported the cause of Blasey-Ford. So the conclusion is that they simply just do not like Clarence Thomas, thus how dare a law school invites a SCOTUS Justice to teach.

One member of this new group did possibly address how their outrage is not justified by the legal evidence — sort of. Dalia Figurado told Law.com that they were not effectively trying Justice Thomas as a guilty party. “It’s about holding our administration accountable and for them to acknowledge the concerns students may have.” That would be the same administration it has praised for proper conduct on these matters. So even if their outrage is misplaced, and not supported by facts, the concerns of the students take priority over the result.

This is strictly an emotional reaction, and they are making demands based solely on their “concerns” and not on the facts and evidence. It is a good thing they are still in school, as it appears they still have plenty to learn when it comes to the law.

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Absolute Miracle: At the Last Second, a Couple and Their Baby are Saved from a Drunk Driver by an Angel in a Chevrolet

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[Screenshot from Phoenix Police Department via Twitter, https://twitter.com/phoenixpolice/status/1187096824491806721?]

 

In Arizona Wednesday, October 14th, the lives of a couple and their baby were astonishingly saved by an angel in a Chevrolet.

Were it not for her, they would likely have been violently killed by a drunk driver.

While the pair was pushing a stroller along the crosswalk of a 6-lane Phoenix highway, intoxicated 23-year-old Ernesto Oveso — accompanied by a female passenger — came barreling through.

Speeding beneath the red light.

The racing Jeep was headed straight for the family.

Death seem imminent.

But something happened: a 27-year-old woman cut across the intersection in a Chevy Cruz.

At the exact moment Ernesto was to destroy a family of three.

The Jeep plowed into the Cruz instead of the baby and parents.

Tragedy, averted.

Incredible.

A miracle.

As reported by Fox10, Ernesto and his passenger attempted to flee the scene in their vehicle.

A witness chased after.

The woman eventually got away, but Ernesto was caught and arrested.

He was charged with a DUI and aggravated assault.

A gun was found inside the Jeep.

The driver in the car hit by Ernesto wasn’t harmed.

As I wrote Thursday, “We never know if today is a bridge to tomorrow or the end of yesterday’s road.”

We also never know when the hand of providence might reach down and snatch us from the jaws of death.

Such was the case for a couple and their baby.

Such may be the case for any of us, at any time.

May we all live lives worthy of that miracle.

-ALEX

 

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Christmas Miracle: Dad Murders Baby, But There Was ‘Someone Watching Over’ Her

Miracle In China: 3-Year-Old Falls 60 Feet From A High Rise Balcony, But Neighbors Catch Him (Video)

Incredible: Man Saves His Children From A Carjacker, But The Shocking Ending Is Harrowing

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Americans See Right Through the Democrats’ Impeachment Star Chamber

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THE STAR CHAMBER [US 1983] Date: 1983

Wednesday was “smoking gun” day according to the despicable Adam Schff, the House Intel Committee chairman who narrowly survived a censure vote this week. His serial lying began with over 250 public promises (mostly on the thoroughly discredited CNN and MSNBC) since January 2017 that he “had the goods” on President Trump that would decisively prove Russian collusion and lead directly the articles of impeachment.

Who could forget his opening statement before his own committee during hearings in late September in which Kurt Volker was questioned about the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky? Schiff later during that same hearing was forced to back off on that bald-faced lie and call his own opening statement a “parody” because POTUS released the phone call transcript.

Then he lied about his prior coordination with the Ukraine “leaker”, as well as his own and staffers’ direct connections to Ukraine (Schiff took money from a Ukrainian arms dealer). Here is just one example:

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Then Schiff violated House traditions by preventing committee Republicans from having direct access to witness testimony, enabling Schiff and other Democrats to selectively leak and spin damaging testimony  while at the same time precluding the release of testimony that exonerates the President from the salacious quid pro quo accusations that form the basis for the Democrats’ fake “impeachment inquiry.”

Things really came to a head on Wednesday, as Republicans confronted Schiff’s Soviet-style control of House Intel Committee hearings:

House Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on Wednesday essentially stormed a closed-door session connected to the impeachment investigation of President Trump, prompting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to suspend the proceedings in a remarkable scene. The standoff happened Wednesday morning after lawmakers held a press conference in which they accused House Democrats of lack of transparency. The Republicans specifically called out Schiff, D-Calif., who is leading the investigation. “Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they’re trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules,” Scalise continued. “They call the witnesses. They don’t let anybody else call the witnesses.”

[Rep. Byrne:] “Adam Schiff just SHUT DOWN his secret underground impeachment hearing after I led a group of Republicans into the room. Now he’s threatening me with an Ethics complaint! I’m on the Armed Services Cmte but being blocked from the Dept. Asst. SecDef’s testimony. This is a SHAM!” Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., tweeted.

Read the rest here.  It’s about damn time Republicans upped their game against Schiff, isn’t it? But it gets better.

In two minutes of devastating testimony before the House Intel Committee in a SCIF on day before the Republicans’ committee-crashing activities, John Ratcliffe (R-TX) destroyed the Democrats’ star witness, Ukraine’s top diplomat, William Taylor. While the Democrats selectively leaked Taylor’s opening statement and stated that Taylor provided the “smoking gun” proving the supposed quid pro quo (trumpeted everywhere in the legacy media), here is what Rep. Ratcliffe accomplished in directly questioning Taylor in his own words, as he reported afterwards on FNC:

I found [Taylor] to be very forthright. He had very strong opinions about Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy. But again, the mainstream media reporting that he provided evidence of a quid pro quo involving military aid is false. I questioned him directly on that. And under [House Intelligence Chairman] Adam Schiff’s rules I can’t tell you what he said, but I can tell you what he didn’t say. And neither he or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld. You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.

Watch the whole interview here.  Yes, you read that right: Taylor provided zero evidence of a quid pro quo; to the contrary, Taylor denied there was a quid pro quo offered during the two presidents’ phone call! And yet Schiff’s committee rules precluded Ratcliffe from reporting Taylor’s actual testimony! That’s direct confirmation that Schiff is running a Soviet-style kangaroo court focused solely on impeaching the President, regardless of the existence of exonerating testimony!

Fortunately, rational and normal Americans retain a sense of fairness and can see through the Democrats’ charade. Now comes a report that the Democrat-media attempts to sway public opinion toward impeachment is in fact backfiring on them:

A memo by the Republican National Committee (RNC) that contains internal GOP polling data shows the American public, even Democrat voters, are turning against the Democrat Party’s “impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump. The memo, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows independent voters nationwide en masse oppose impeachment—with 54 percent opposed and only 34 percent in favor. “We have seen public polling drastically under sample Independent voters, which is one of the many reasons for so much incorrect public data over the past month,” the memo explains regarding the disparity between internal GOP numbers and public polling from news organizations and polling institutions.

What’s more, internal RNC polling data, according to this memo, shows Democrats have lost support among their own base significantly in just the past week. “Support among Democrats for the ridiculous attempt to remove the President from office is down 10 points over the past week,” the memo says.

Read the rest here. There is much more in that article about the flawed polling methods employed by Gallup and Fox News that resulted in the sensational (and false!) claims that over 50% of Americans support impeachment!

Normal people can see through the B.S. The Democrats, including those who infest the legacy media, have been trying every which way from Sunday to drum up public support for impeachment through false allegations, lies, sensationalist reporting, and selective leaking. And it’s NOT WORKING! To the contrary, support for the President’s successful policies and demonstrated results has been climbing inexorably. But for the Democrats, impeachment is all they’ve got, as they are desperate to protect their Ukrainian slush-fund which, when fully exposed, will likely implicate the lot of them – including that miserable Adam “Shifty” Schiff!

I can’t wait for AG Barr and US Attorney Durham to bring the pain. That day is coming soon. The Democrats have sown the wind with the false allegations against the President for over two years, and they will soon reap the political whirlwind.

The end.

Late note! It turns out that Schiff’s “star witness” was on the board of an Ukrainian NGO with direct ties to George Soros! How rotten and corrupt are these Democrats, anyway? Check this out.

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Former Speaker Boehner Contradicts Fox’s Napolitano, Says GOP Did Not Change Impeachment Rules in 2015

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Newsweek gleefully reported yesterday about comments Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano made on Fox and Friends Thursday morning in the aftermath of the storming that took place on Wednesday by dozens of frustrated House GOP members into House Intel Chief Adam Schiff’s secret hearings.

During the segment, Napolitano told the hosts that the GOP had no one to blame themselves for how the current impeachment inquiry was being conducted. Why? According to him, the impeachment inquiry rules were written in 2015 by the GOP and signed by then-House Speaker John Boehner:

“As frustrating as it may be to have these hearings going on behind closed doors…they are consistent with the rules,” Napolitano, who previously served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge, explained during a segment of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends.

“When were the rules written last?” the legal expert asked. “In January of 2015. And who signed them? John Boehner [the Republican speaker of the House]. And who enacted them? A Republican majority,” he asserted.

A video of the clip was tweeted out by Media Matters’ Bobby Lewis, who apparently is their designated monitor for Fox and Friends. The clip went viral, and as of this writing has over 29,000 retweets and nearly 80,000 likes:

In the next tweet, Lewis asserted – without evidence – that Napolitano “demolishe[d] Fox’s talking point that Dems need transparency.” Similarly, the Daily Beast ran a piece on the Judge’s comments, and uncritically passed them off as factual. “Napolitano … effectively dismantl[ed] the primary talking point of both Fox News and the Trump White House,” senior writer Matt Wilstein stated.

There’s just one problem: Boehner himself called BS on Judge Napolitano’s comments, as Brit Hume noted in a couple of tweets responding to the reports:

Boehner later confirmed that that’s what he said:

I assume Judge Nap is talking about a rule that was/is supposedly in the House Rules and Manual, an updated one of which is distributed every two years to the new Congress. Here’s how the process works:

Printed as a “House Document,” the Manual is usually authorized by House resolution at the end of a Congress for printing at the beginning of the following Congress. As such, the House document number reflects the Congress that authorized the printing although the cover page identifies the applicable Congress for the contents.

Let’s assume for grins and giggles that Napolitano is correct here. Even if he was, the book changes for each new Congress. 2015 was when the 114th Congress convened. We’re now in the 116th Congress. And as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX) pointed out Wednesday, the rulebook for this Congress clearly states on page 568 all House members should have access to the documents/transcripts, etc that Schiff is keeping under wraps:

Is Napolitano not aware of this?

As far as depositions being held in the public view goes, Byron York made this great point this morning:

Indeed. Too bad our intellectual betters in the mainstream media aren’t interested in finding out why that’s the case.

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The Makeup of the Crowd of Democrats Who Don’t Want Trump Impeached May Surprise You

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NBC polling on the impeachment of President Donald Trump shows that the nation is split down the middle on whether or not it should happen, but that’s not the interesting part.

The new NBC/Survey Monkey poll gets in the details about who is falling on which side when it comes to things like race, sex, and age. Nothing has changed much about the approval numbers for the impeachment proceedings down party lines. Republicans don’t want it by a vast majority (9/90) and Democrats do want it by more or less the same number (89/10).

The Republicans that do want it are, of course, the “Never Trump” crowd who are of the mind that Trump can do no right no matter what he does.

But that’s not surprising. What is surprising is looking at the Democrats who don’t want Trump impeached. According to NBC, this consists of a very diverse crowd of younger people:

About 6 in 10 Democrats who don’t think Trump should be impeached still disapprove of the job he’s doing as president. Still, 4 in 10 of those Democrats approve of the job he’s doing, compared to only 2 percent approval among Democrats who think he should be impeached. …

Again, in this group, a majority are white (56 percent) but 21 percent are Hispanic and 17 percent are black.

Forty-three percent of Democrats who don’t think Trump should be impeached are under 45 years.

This is significant for two reasons. The first is that it may have something of an impact on the election. As Ed Morrissey of Hot Air highlighted, the geographic location of these voters could not only tilt the election further for Trump in 2020, but that little chunk could also have something of an effect on the House races:

NBC doesn’t mention the geographic distribution of these Democrats, but it might be more important than their ethnic or age demos. If these come mainly in suburban areas, it might turn into a real headache next year for Democrats. It would have a subtle impact on their ability to win the presidential election, but such a development would have a major impact on their ability to hold the House majority. Can we assume that the 51% who either didn’t vote in 2016 or voted for Trump came primarily from the suburbs? Probably not, although that seems a little more likely than the urban cores. Perhaps NBC can follow up with more data on regional distribution.

The other problem, and possibly the longer lasting one for Democrats, is that it shows that their narrative isn’t resonating as well as they’d like with groups they took for granted as belonging to them. Younger, minority crowds whom Democrats counted on as static voters (or at least supportive non-voters) have turned away.

The question is “why?” The right has launched several campaigns and figures from minority communities have begun stepping up to proclaim they’re turning their backs on the Democrats more than ever. Be it Candace Owens or Kanye, the trend is up and shows no signs of slowing down.

Zogby Analytics cobbled together approval ratings from minority communities and found that Trump’s support among minorities has been rising:

Race also played a factor in Trump’s job approval rating. Hispanics, this time around, were much more likely to approve of his job performance (49% approve/51% disapprove), while the president also saw his numbers jump with African Americans. This was his second straight poll with over a quarter support from African Americans (28% approve/70% disapprove). If Trump wins half of Hispanics and a quarter of African Americans in 2020, Democrats will be in trouble!

All this shows that Democrats are losing ground with minority Americans. What’s more, they’re young to boot. If this continues, then Democrats may have more trouble on their hands for years to come than just in 2020.

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Defense Motion Claims Clapper May Have Been Involved In Targeting, ‘Take the Kill Shot on Flynn’

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Things are definitely heating up in the investigation of the Russia probe.

Multiple reports confirmed yesterday that U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation was now officially a criminal investigation which gives him the power to subpoena witnesses, call a grand jury and file charges.

Reports have also indicated that this expanding of the investigation changed after information which Attorney General William Barr and Durham found in Rome during their investigation and that Durham was very interested in questioning former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Now new texts are also added more fire to the inferno. According to Fox, Republicans are demanding answers from the ICIG Michael Atkinson if he’s been investigating leaks and released previously unpublished texts and emails from Peter Strzok. They highlighted various texts showing the involvement or knowledge of leaks reflected by Stzok’s texts. On Dec. 15, 2016, he wrote, “Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried and political, they’re kicking in to overdrive.” “Think there will be a crescendo of leaks/articles leading up to Thurs,” he tweeted on June 6, 2017 and

Johnson and Grassley emphasized in their letter that the Trump administration “has faced 125 leaked stories — one leak a day — containing information that was potentially damaging to national security,” according to standards laid out during the Obama administration.

The Republicans have sought answers formally from the ICIG concerning those leaks since May. But, they wrote Wednesday, the ICIG has been nonresponsive — and even claimed that it cannot comment because Atkinson gave closed-door congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and the transcript of his remarks is not yet public.

But there were even more bombshells from the new texts and a filing by Sidney Powell, the attorney for Gen. Michael Flynn.

Powell has moved to dismiss the case against Flynn and asked the court to hold the government in contempt for suppressing texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strozk. The motion is a stunning look into the effort to target Flynn to get at the president.

Powell alleges a set-up of Flynn including that the FBI 302s related to Flynn were edited. A 302 is the form the FBI uses to reflect what a witness says during an interview. Powell’s filing also suggests that Office of Net Assessment’s James Baker illegally leaked the transcripts of Flynn’s calls to David Ignatius of the Washington Post. And Powell is specifically looking for the phone records of James Clapper to see about his contacts with Ignatius, includes that he essentially told Ignatius to “take the kill shot on Flynn.”

The new texts released confirm the editing, showing multiple references to editing the 302s by multiple parties, as Techno Fog breaks down in these tweets.

This is troubling in the extreme.

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Meghan McCain Attacks Matt Gaetz and House Republicans for Storming the Impeachment Hearing: ‘Get the Hell Out of Congress’

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On Thursday’s The View, Meghan McCain shot down Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, for what she deemed “political stunts.”

The panel was discussing Matt and other House Republicans storming Wednesday’s closed-door impeachment hearing with Laura Cooper of the DOD.

Abby Huntsman thought it was pitiful:

“I don’t belong in this time in history on television in politics because everything has become a spectacle. Everything is, ‘How can I make this about myself?’ I do wonder if that would have happened yesterday, if cable news didn’t exist, if the President wasn’t watching them. … Everything is political, but at the end of the day, if you are one of their constituents, doesn’t this frustrate you? There’s no substance here.”

Meghan also pointed to the Dems’ 2016 goofy gun control sit-in, explaining, “I hate political stunts across the board in general. We elect people in order to serve in Congress.”

As for the storming of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, were they right to do so?



Here’s how Matt defended the move to Tucker Carlson, as covered Thursday by RedState’s cool Elizabeth Vaughn:

“We had the audacity to want to know what in the world was going on behind closed doors where Democrats have engaged in a strategy of secret interviews, selective leaks, theatrical weird performances of transcripts that never happened and then lies about whistleblowers. It’s reasonable to suggest that we would want more transparency on behalf of the people that we represent.”

“[T]here are no rules, Tucker. If we had rules, Nancy Pelosi would have put this to a vote and established rules like what happened for President Clinton, like what happened for President Nixon. The Democrats want to preserve the most operational flexibility, so if they’re going to have a world with no rules, we gotta stop thinking that we can use the Marquis of Queensbury rules of engagement when we’re fighting against an angry pack of rabid hyenas. And that’s what we’re facing. And I think the President is right. As Republicans, we need to be tougher in exposing this for the kangaroo court that it is.”

Matt’s for it, Tucker seems to think it’s okay, and Elizabeth likes it.

Meghan? Not so much.

Here’s where she let Gaetz have it:

“We elect you to get your freaking job done, one way or the other. And when you are sitting on a sit-in for 26 hours or doing what Republicans did yesterday — Matt Gaetz, when did you become a TV star or want to be a TV star? You want to do that? Get the hell out of Congress! Get a TV job.”



Meghan, of course, would be none too shook up if Trump were impeached.

She had this to say about the Commander-in-Chief back in March:

“He spends his weekend obsessing over wonderful, great men because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it: He will never be a great man.”

“My father was his kryptonite in life and his kryptonite in death.”

“And I just thought, ‘Your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing, over great men you could never live up to.’ That tells you everything you needed to know about his pathetic life.”

Yeah. I don’t think she’d storm a paper bag to find out what’s going on.

What were your thoughts of the spectacle? Was that people taking care of business, or politicians in poor form? Or a little bit of both? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Somethings Up: Tusli Gabbard Will Not Run For Congress Next Year

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I don’t like to put on the tin foil hat often but this is a strange move to me. Presidential hopeful and non-favorite of Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard has just announced she will NOT seek reelection in her home district next year so she can focus on her Presidential campaign.

What is going on here?

According to MSN

While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The squabble seemed to give Gabbard renewed energy on the campaign trail.

Gabbard noted in her early morning announcement that the threats of war, international tensions and the threats of a new cold war convinced her she should focus on the presidential race

“I believe I can best serve the people of Hawaii and our country as your President and Commander-in-Chief,” she said in her statement.

The whole brush up with Clinton was a gift for Gabbard being it did give her renewed attention. She capitalized on it with her smack back of Clinton about her being a Russian operative while Clinton still holds the reset button she presented with the Ruskies as Obama’s Secretary of State.

Why give up a safe seat in Congress though? She is not going to be the nominee of the party.

Gabbard could be a rising star in the Democratic party as she comes across as not crazy while holding most of the same views as those who look and act crazy. Make no mistake about that. Tulsi might be more moderate on the timetable to achieve some of the horrible ideas that Bernie and Elizabeth are hashing out, but she is lockstep with the same overall goal.

If she is calculating that her announcing over a year early she is not running again for her seat will make her look more viable for the Presidential run, I personally don’t see how.

Maybe she has started off the 4th quarter raising more money than her campaign anticipated after the Hillary dust-up. Possibly she just doesn’t like being a congress critter anymore after traveling to Iowa and New Hamshire. Could it be that MSNBC wants to hire her after she drops out as a commentator on the network that currently is offering every excuse in the book for Hillary?

This is one of the stranger moves I have ever seen for someone who does not have a viable path to the nomination of her party. I have to admit I’m stumped and wondering how it unfolds.

I’m going to have the tinfoil hat on standby though just in case I need it.

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