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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs a Law Guaranteeing All Public College Students’ Right to Abortion Pills

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On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the College Student Right to Access Act.

And what’s the thing all American college students have the right to? That’d be abortion pills.

From the bill:

Because abortion by medication techniques is both a recognized treatment for the medical condition of pregnancy and a health service every pregnant person in the state has the legal right to choose, it is the intent of the Legislature that public university student health centers make abortion by medication techniques as accessible and cost-effective for students as possible.

Here’s The Washington Free Beacon on how the pills work:

A medicated abortion is induced by taking two pills. In that process, a woman’s uterus is emptied and the baby often ejected into a toilet. Abortion pills are only to be taken within the first 10 weeks of the pregnancy.

Gavin championed California’s forward movement, in contrast to the Trump administration’s and red states’ devolvement:

“As other states and the federal government go backward, restricting reproductive freedom, in California we are moving forward, expanding access and reaffirming a woman’s right to choose.”

Critics of the bill point to its lack of “conscience protections,” wherein healthcare workers opposed to abortion aren’t forced to participate.

Kristen Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, noted in a statement there’s another reason workers may want to back away:

“Healthcare professionals will also be forced to hand them out no matter the consequences to women’s health, but Students for Life of America will make sure to connect these victims of conscience right violations with legal help to stop the spread of a bad idea that is only good for propping up abortion vendors like Planned Parenthood.”

Lila Rose, president of pro-life group Live Action, had this to say:

Gavin’s desire to move forward on abortion notwithstanding, he’s still a good bit behind Yale in the way of casual access: As I covered last November, the school’s SGA voted to install a Plan B vending machine (here).

From Texas Right to Life at the time:

Plan B is being deceptively marketed as emergency contraception rather than an abortion pill.  With a similar chemical make-up as RU-486 and warnings hidden within its own product information, there is no question that Plan B can terminate a pregnancy.

California boasts a public university population of over 700,000.

The law will go into effect in 2023.

-ALEX

 

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Activists At Boston University Demand Ben Shapiro Be Banned From Speaking – Hate Speech Is ‘Not Free Speech’

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Woke Student Geniuses Protest At The University Of Minnesota, Demand All Campus Police Be Disarmed Immediately

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Kellyanne Conway on Fox: Joe Biden’s Now Viewed as Hunter’s Dad Rather Than Obama’s VP

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Campaign manager of President-elect Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, talks to other guest after attending services at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

 

The Democratic Party has really done Joe Biden a disservice.

As 2020 looms and their chances of success remain seriously dubious, rather than focusing on providing someone America would want to elect, they’re stuck in Revolt mode.

Apparently distracted by anti-Trump furor, those across the aisle are still trying to undo 2016.

If they continue, they’ll revolutionize themselves all the way to a second November loss.

This seems obvious.

Evidently, it ain’t.

And as they attempt a dragging of Trump over Ukraine, they’re slogging poor Joe Biden through the mud.

And there go his chances of a win.

But is there more to it? Kellyanne Conway thinks so, as she explained to Fox News show Sunday Morning Futures.

Kellyanne makes quite the interesting observation: Despite Joe’s fantastic cred as the former Vice President of the United States, due to the Dems’ impeachment mania, America now sees Biden, not as a man with a gold star on his CV, but rather, as Hunter Biden’s father.

So goodbye, resume.

As reported by Bloomberg, “[H]unter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forgo all foreign work if his father is elected president.”

But to Kellyanne, he’s tardy to the max — it’s something he “should have done…quite a while ago.”

Kelly asked:

“Why isn’t Biden on top of the polls, just by saying, ‘I’m going to bring us back to the Obama years?’ Let’s keep Biden in there, because Biden made a huge mistake.”

And here’s the bottom line:

“He’s now seen in the news as Hunter Biden’s father, not as Barack Obama’s vice president.”

Man — Obama’s the Dems’ most exalted leader, and here’s his Number 2 ready to lay down some serious electoral wizardry. But he’s being cut off at the knees.

And Donald Trump doesn’t mind helping:

Kelly had another question:

“Where is President Obama? Why isn’t he out there supporting the man who served as his vice president for eight years?”

Where, indeed.

Former Vice President Joe’s turning into Joe Schmo.

And Trump’s set to win the White House onceschmo.

-ALEX

 

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Whoa, Nelly: A New Poll Sees Elizabeth Warren Hoof It Past Joe Biden In The Race For 2020 Glory

Joe Biden Rats Out Hillary: He Told Her How To Handle The ‘Access Hollywood’ Thing, But She Ignored Him

Joe Biden OverWoking It: Illegal Immigrants ‘Become American’ Before Many ‘Americans Become Americans’

 

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Ted Cruz Goes Up Against Trump’s Call for China to Investigate the Bidens: ‘Foreign Governments Should Stay Out’

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[Screenshot from Face the Nation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICke5cvgbOY]

 

On Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had critical words for Donald Trump over his call for a Chinese investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden.

Earlier in the month, the President suggested, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.”

From Fox News:

[Trump] said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate the former vice president and his son Hunter, but it’s “certainly something we could start thinking about.”

On CBS program Face the Nation, Ted was asked if the idea was kosher.

The senator was clear:

“Of course not. Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans, and it’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries, to be interfering in our elections.”


Many in the GOP have downplayed the Commander-in-Chief’s remarks, but Ted shot straight — he sees it all as electoral interference.

He reiterated:

“[F]oreign countries should stay out of [U.S. elections]. That’s true for Russia, that’s true for Ukraine, that’s true for China, that’s true for all of them. It should be the American people deciding elections.”

Nevertheless, Donald’s keeping the fires burning:

Ted’s less than impressed by Trump’s international comments on the Bidens, but he’s open to the Justice Department doing its job:

“I have long advocated that the Justice Department should enforce the law, should investigate corruption, should investigate violations of law, regardless of party. … If there’s credible evidence of a violation of law, yes, they should investigate. And I’ll tell you what I have called for: I think President Trump wisely released the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian government. I think that was good, because a lot of what the Democrats had been raising, alleging an illegal quid pro quo, was not, in fact, backed up by the transcript. But I think, actually, the administration should do the exact same thing for Joe Biden — that it should release the transcripts of Joe Biden’s conversations with Ukraine — use the same standard for President Trump and Joe Biden, and let the American people read the transcripts and decide.”

-ALEX

 

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Alyssa Milano Meets ‘Caricature Of A Villain’ Ted Cruz To Find Out If He’s ‘Really A Human With A Heartbeat’

Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz Announce New Legislation Allowing Victims Of Violence To Sue Sanctuary Cities

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Pete Buttigieg Takes a ‘Bless His Heart’ Swipe at Beto O’Rourke

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In Washington, politics is the two-party argument that never ends.

That’s enough to induce a yawn or two, which is one reason election time is so interesting: Every few years, we get to watch a gaggle of people on the same team point out how crappy one another is.

And on Sunday, 2020 candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg took a swipe at competitor Beto O’Rourke in light of the aspiring hunting rifle thief’s recent comment on tax exemption for churches.

In case you need a reminder, let’s take a walk down memory lane with the Catholic News Agency:

On Thursday night, during an Equality town hall hosted and broadcast on CNN, Robert Francis O’Rourke, a former congressman, was asked by CNN anchor Don Lemon if he thought that “religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”

O’Rourke answered “yes,” and after applause and cheers from the crowd, added, “there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”

And here’s what Pete had to say about that, on State of the Union with Jake Tapper:

“I agree that anti-discrimination law ought to be applied to all institutions, but the idea you are going to strip churches of their tax exempt status if they have not found their way toward blessing same sex marriage, I’m not sure he understands the implications of what he’s saying.”

He asserted it’d be a gigantic, messy war:

“That means going to war, not only with churches, but with mosques and a lot of organizations that may not have the same view of various religious principles that I do. But also because of the separation of church and state are acknowledged as nonprofits in this country.”

Pete believes Beto’s proposition’s nothing but an investment in deep division:

“[G]oing after the tax exception of churches, Islamic centers or other religious facilities in this country, I think that is just going to deepen the divisions that we’re experiencing at a moment when we’re seeing more and more people motivated often by compassion and by people they love moving in the right direction on LGBTQ rights. Which is obviously extremely important to me personally.”

This isn’t Pete’s first anti-Beto rodeo; he previously dogged O’Rourke’s plan to go into the business of arms theft.

As I covered in September, Beto has a novel way of interpreting criticism of his proposed policies (here):

“It shows me we are doing something right.”

Sticking to that translation, with a 2% rating in the polls, Beto’s on track to be told by voters he’s the rightest man in the world.

-ALEX

 

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Rashida Tlaib: Democrats are Eyeing Throwing Uncooperative Trump Family, Friends, and Officials in Jail

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If there’s one thing you probably know about Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, it’s that she wants to “impeach the motherf*****.”

She made that clear on the same day she was sworn into Congress — simultaneously becoming the first congresswoman to take her vows on the Quran and the first — so far as I know — to immediately use the mother of all curse words against the President of the United States over a microphone (here).

Strange combo.

Now, Rashida’s in pursuit of even more motherf*****s, and she’s taking no prisoners.

Oh, wait — no, actually, she taking prisoners. Sorry.

On local Detroit news program Deadline Detroit Sunday, she explained that any uncooperative friends, family members, and administrative officials who’ve been subpoenaed for the House’s impeachment inquiry may be jailed:

“There have been actual serious conversations (within the Democratic Caucus) about what the logistics would look like…if we did have to force someone through a court order to come before the congressional committee.”

She also noted that “this is pretty uncharted territory for many of us and even for Congress.”

Rashida isn’t the only one ready to chant “Lock them up.” On Wednesday, California Rep. John Garamendi promoted the same to CNN:

“I think it’s time to call in the sergeant-at-arms and march them off to our little jail, which we do happen to have. Let them sit there and cool off for a while.”

Could we actually see the day?

The Hill reports:

In an inherent contempt proceeding, the House or Senate would have its sergeant-at-arms or a deputy of that person take someone into custody.

The White House has warned Congress that it will not cooperate with an impeachment probe in the Democratic-controlled House, though a State Department official defied an order to not testify this week and met with congressional investigators.

Hopefully, the Dems won’t go down the same subpoena path as was attempted over Russian collusion — according to Donald Trump, Jr., investigators wanted to court-order the financial records of his toddler, Chloe.

That’d put Rashida in a bind, because, if Chloe maintains G. Gordon Liddy-level loyalty to Grandpa Satan, the Dems’ll have to put children in cages. Which they made clear is something only the Bad Man does, even though those pins were built under Obama.

-ALEX

 

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Siblings Outraged by Their Brother’s Fatal Shooting Dismiss the Fact That He was an Armed Robber – ‘Oh Well!”

 

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Two siblings are outraged at the shooting death of their brother.

An employee at a Dayton Dollar General gunned him down.

Tragically, 23-year-old Roosevelt Rappley was fired upon inside the store along the 2200 block of North Gettysburg Avenue Wednesday night.

Siblings Rochelle and Tone Rappley are furious.

Rochelle told local Channel 7 the worker had no business having a gun onsite to start with, let alone fatally targeting her brother.

Horribly, Roosevelt’s the pair’s second of ten siblings to perish from gun violence.

“[W]rong is wrong. That was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest…”

Tone’s in complete shock:

“I still don’t believe it. … [A]t the end of the day, I don’t believe my brother’s dead. … [I]t ain’t kicked in yet.”

Police have confirmed that the employee — who was legally allowed to possess a firearm — was indeed the gunman.

However, even given the shock of his shooting, Rochelle does grant Roosevelt partial responsibility:

“He’s got some responsibility, but not all!”

Reporter Molly Koweek summed it up:

“The pair acknowledges that [it] was wrong for Roosevelt Rappley to try and rob the Dollar General…but they say the clerk shouldn’t have had a gun at work.”

The worker wasn’t the only one packing heat:

“Police say…Roosevelt…showed a gun and demanded cash Wednesday.”

From WHIOTV:

In a 911 call, a man told dispatchers that a man with a gun attempted to rob him at the store.

“He pointed a gun at me,” the caller said. “I had a firearm on me. I pulled my firearm and I shot him in self defense.”

The caller also said that the suspect “shot back,” but it is not clear how many shots were fired during the incident.

[Lt. Jason Hall] told dispatchers that there [were] other staff in the store at the time and that the suspect pointed a gun at them as well.

Rochelle appears to believe the store employee was being reprehensibly petty:

“Yes, he’s robbin’ y’all — oh WELL.”

She thinks a little bit of decorum was in order:

“Call the police. That’s what y’all are supposed to do.”

Cops say Roosevelt might’ve been involved in other robberies, too.

But Rochelle is indignant:

“Y’all are not supposed to take matters into y’all’s own hands. If that’s the case, I’ll take matters into my own hands.”

We’re living in dangerous times, and care must always be taken. Roosevelt Rappley fell victim to a serial malady in this brutal world: He was victimized by the deadly threat of a loaded gun — while he was trying to do the same to others instead, as he robbed the snot out of them.

-ALEX

 

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Louisiana Man Reports Being Shot At, Directs Cops To The Scene. But He Fails To Consider One Extremely Important Detail

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“Enemy of the People,” or the Enemy of Truth

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President Trump has called “fake news” reporters “enemies of the people.”  This writer will take it one step further and call them co-conspirators as the enemies of truth.

In a now-infamous case, Harvard University essentially admitted they discriminate against whites and Asians in the admissions process.  They do so claiming that diversity is essential to the educational experience.  A federal judge has agreed with the university.  Part of their argument was that they embrace other types of diversity, including political beliefs.  This is hogwash.

At Harvard, more than 64% of the student body describe themselves as “liberal” while only 10.2% describe themselves as “conservative.”  The same trends are seen at other elite universities like Yale.  At Harvard, more than 84% of the students have an unfavorable opinion of Trump.  This mirrors the faculty at Harvard where one survey found that 88% of that faculty have an unfavorable opinion of Trump.  In fact, that same survey found that 73% of the Harvard faculty voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  That is “political diversity” in the minds of the Harvard elite.

Over at the New York Times, editor Andrew Marantz penned an article titled “Free Speech is Killing Us.”  He meant it literally.  Arguing against “unchecked free speech,” he gleefully notes that such innocuous characters as Milo Yiannapolis and Alex Jones have lost their platforms.  He cites high-profile incidents like Christchurch and Charlottesville to promote censorship.

In 2016, Google created an algorithm to detect “hate speech” on its platforms.  Something strange happened along the way.  That algorithm detected more “hate speech” and toxic comments among black people than white people.  Surely, something was wrong as the results returned the opposite of what the elite predicted.  The solution to this “problem” was simple: the algorithm was racially biased and scrapped.

Bias in the media when it comes to free speech is a constant.  But the problem extends to college campuses.  A 2018 survey found that in general terms, students support the concept of free speech.  But when the questions get more specific, fewer and fewer students really believe in free speech.  For example, 57% of those surveyed believe colleges should discipline students if they make “hurtful comments.”  Another 77% believe students who make “hurtful” comments should be excluded from campus activities (i.e., ostracized and shunned).

There is an old saying: “The truth sometimes hurts.”  That is the gist of the problem.  The recent Leftist attacks on free speech are, in many cases, an attack on inconvenient truths.  A perfect example is recent FBI crime statistic reports that show that blacks are eight times more likely to commit murder than whites.  This is a stark, truthful statistic.  But because it works to the disadvantage of the favored group, the reports which make up that statistic must be wrong.  It must be biased.  Therefore, in the minds of the Left, the stark truth is an “untruth.”

Eric Levitz of The New Yorker declared in 2018 that colleges do not need more Republican professors.  He laid out an indictment of the Republican Party accusing it of (1) politicizing law enforcement, especially with respect to immigration, (2) being authoritarian, (3) restricting access to the ballot, (4) stigmatizing dissent, (5) demonizing vulnerable populations, and (6) vilifying higher education.

These are audacious claims given the truth.  Bloggers and commenters who deviate from the Leftist dogma are deplatformed or demonetized on social media while Antifa thugs get free reign.  He claims that conservatives are intolerant creatures.  But one survey showed that Democrats and/or liberals are more than three times more likely to “unfriend” or “unfollow” you on social media for your political beliefs.  This is a fact, or truth if you will.

Regarding access to the ballot, there are many restrictions on suffrage with citizenship and age among them.  There are no conservative plans to expand the list of restrictions.  There are efforts to enforce the voting laws to avoid fraud which is a greater threat to American democracy than Russian Facebook ads.  Levitz talks about “equality before the law.”  Admittedly, that is a legitimate claim but not for the reasons he proffers.  Instead, the scales of the law have been tilted to favor the latest victim group du jour.  Harvard is a perfect example in that they favor certain groups over others in admissions all in the name of “diversity” and the courts (that is, the law) agrees.

Now, what if you provide empirical evidence that there exist differences between the races, ethnic groups, or cultures?  What happens if you dare even express the notion that there are differences?  That whole field of inquiry is verboten in higher education.  For the few brave souls who do study the issue, they are vilified by the press, higher education, and the Twitter lynch mob.

Amy Wax, a law professor at Penn, noted a truth: she knows of no black students at their law school who graduated in the top 25% of the class.  She came under such intense criticism and accusations that she made up the fact that she considered suing Penn for defamation.  Charles Murray, a Harvard alumnus, was to speak on campus.  But student outrage prevailed and although allowed to speak, he was interrupted by protesters on several occasions fearful of inconvenient facts, or truths.

Outside the STEM fields (and even there now in some cases), higher education does not investigate the truth.  Instead, they instill an orthodoxy and assign an opinion and that opinion is “the truth.”  And the quickest path to success in these areas and the resulting elitism is a belief in absolute equality among cultures.  The goal is to remake America as one huge multicultural blob.

At one time, perhaps it was easier to seek the truth, argue, debate, and respectfully disagree with one another online.  YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have banned innocuous characters like Alex Jones.  Yet Hasan Piker, a host of “Young Turks” declared that America “deserved” the terrorist strikes on 9/11 and remains without even a strike on his record.

If it is harder on social media now, it has become impossible on college campuses.  Colleges were supposed to seek out the truth wherever that truth led.  They are not supposed to bury their heads in the sand and shout down legitimate lines of inquiry.  And the media plays along because the media is dominated by graduates of the very schools burying their heads in the sand.

As such, the media and higher education are not “enemies of the people,” but something far worse.  They are the propagators and disseminators of untruths.  As such, they are the enemies of the truth.

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Bill Maher Slams the Far Left and Their ‘Bullsh–.’ What, Then, of the Future?

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Are you tired of the far Left’s bullsh**?

Bill Maher is.

So says Bill Maher.

Bill occupies an interesting space these days — he’s most certainly a hardcore partisan Democrat, but he’s also a bit of an old-school liberal.

The effect of that combination, it appears to me, is that he’s virtually guaranteed to side with any given elected Democratic official but liable to vehemently disagree with the woker Democratic populace.

Resultantly, every now and then we find ourselves at the corner of Maher and Limbaugh — particularly where it concerns issues of free speech and political correctness.

On Friday’s episode of HBO’s Real Time, Bill welcomed guest Howard Stern — another interestingly-comprised political voice — to whom he remarked, “[Y]ou and I are the last sane people, because we’re liberals but we don’t go for all the bulls*** on the Far-left.”

Bill took particular aim at Dem 2020 hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders (of whom Elizabeth blows out of the water my above guarantee, if not for my life-saving use of the word “virtually”), saying the pair are, well, kinda nuts:

“Obviously this is a fight between two wings of the party, which is almost every election. … [T]here is a far-left which I think would be represented by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.”

So who’s Bill’s man this time around? Well, in progressive fashion, his man’s a woman: Sen. Amy Klobuchar. He called her a potential “dark horse,” given that — thanks in part to impeachment, incidentally — Joe Biden’s on his way to Outsville.

Maher told Amy, who was also a Friday guest, “There is a center in the Democrat, a center-left wing — you’re plenty liberal, you’re plenty progressive.”

Klobuchar was down with that, and she used the opportunity to throw sand on her farther-Left compadres:

“I want to win big, and if someone is looking to kick one hundred forty nine million Americans off their current health insurance in four years, then I’m not your candidate. If you want to use a bunch of hardworking people’s money to send rich people’s kids to college for free and I’m not your candidate. And just because people say ideas are bold doesn’t mean they’re bold. They may be bad.”

Ooh!

Bill also thinks Amy’s got an edge — among lots of dudes, she’s chickin’ it up. Although the host may have a different definition of  “center” than you:

“I’m saying it’s a lot easier to be on the center side of things, as Obama was, if you are not a white man. If you’re a white straight man.”

Amy may also possibly have a different kind of edge, as noted by The Daily Wire:

[S]everal former staffers reportedly told the Huffington Post that Klobuchar is prone to “bursts of cruelty” and to sending strings of abusive and belittling emails to staff in the middle of the night. Others said that Klobuchar “tasked them or their co-workers with performing personal errands, such as making her personal appointments, washing dishes at her home or picking up her dry cleaning” — duties senate staff members are prohibited from doing.

Either way, to Bill at least she’s part part of all the “bullsh**.”

But here’s a question: Nearly all the Democratic candidates are for late-term abortion; Julián Castro believes men can get pregnant and weather is racist; Beto has promised to steal America’s best-selling hunting rifle from the homes of its citizens; and Cory Booker wants to sick the Department of Justice on any church that opposes gay marriage.

If Bill’s a dedicated Democrat but intolerant of the far Left, how’s he gonna deal with the party another election cycle or two? As per his own characterization, they seem to headed intently wheels-down, full speed ahead — on the boulevard of Bullsh**.

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Beto’s Problems are Exclusively Financial, so He Needs You to Send Him $2 Million – Pronto

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On Friday, Beto O’Rourke revealed his third quarter campaign take: $4.5 million.

That was nearly a cool mil more than quarter 2.

Still, his Democratic adversaries raised more.

O’Rourke took to the webwaves for an urgent plea: Send money, pronto.

He needs this “breakthrough.” STOP.  Send cash. STOP. Blessings await. STOP.

Or maybe just stop?

No way — the punk rocker expressed optimism about the campaign’s “wonderful trajectory” and expectations of snagging California, Nevada, and Texas for the nomination.

He’s got a “path”:

“We have a path to the nomination — and through that, a path to the presidency — but at this moment we’ve got to break through. So, I need everyone’s help, doing everything that they can…to make sure that you make this commitment now. There is no later moment to do it. It must happen now if we’re going to make the most of this moment, of the momentum that we have, of this wonderful trajectory that we’re on.”

Back to that 4.5, in his race against Ted Cruz, Beto broke the record for contributions in a single quarter, making the books with $38.1 million.

Ted — who won — only raised 12, but that was still the third-highest senate fundraising for that quarter.

I’m no mathematician, but perhaps Beto’s problem isn’t cashflow.

Then again, what do I know? So he needs $2 million over the next six weeks.

“If we’re going to take this campaign to the next level and move up in the standings, we are going to need your help right now. I often say this is a critical moment for the country, and now it’s a critical moment for the campaign too.”

He’s ready to let people know him:

“We believe we have the right message. But we need a monumental amount of money this month to make sure we get on that debate stage in November, reach out to folks who don’t know us yet, pay for our ads, grow our organizing team, and all the other ingredients we need to get right so we can win this thing.”

I’m just spitballing here, but it may be that folks already know about him, and that’s why he’s at 2% — they know he’s the millionaire inheritor who’s going to seek and destroy privileged wealth (here), he’s the one who said anything less than him isn’t good enough for the country (here), he’s the guy who blamed them and their lives of “excesses” for illegal immigration and starving Central Americans (here), he’s the guy who tried to show he was like them by conspicuously changing a tire without a speck of sweat or grease and his shirt tucked in (here), and he’s the thief who’s literally promised — complete with T-shirts — to steal their hunting rifles just ’cause (here). And if he doesn’t know those are hunting rifles (here), then he’s the guy who’s too inept to find out about the very thing he’s willing to forcibly take from millions of Americans’ homes.

And, as reported by the Catholic News Agency, he’s also this guy:

On Thursday night, during and Equality Townhall hosted and broadcast on CNN, Robert Francis O’Rourke, a former congressman, was asked by CNN anchor Don Lemon if he thought that “religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”

O’Rourke answered “yes,” and after applause and cheers from the crowd, added, “there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”

Nevertheless, he insists he’s the only “candidate in this field who can compete in blue states and in red states…”

Beto’s ready to fulfill his promises.

And all he needs is $1 million for each percentage point in the polls.

He inherited millions of dollars; he married into half a billion dollars; and he raised over $40 million for a campaign that never got there. But he needs you to send him $2 mil so he can steal from you.

Politics is a very strange place.

But it looks to be good work if you can get it.

-ALEX

 

 

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Kentucky’s last Democratic Congressman could have his career ended by redistricting

Many members of Congress representing districts in states dominated by the opposite party are careful to pull their punches before redistricting. Not Kentucky’s Rep. John Yarmuth, (D-Louisville).

A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Yarmuth has supported impeachment since December of 2017, and has been a big supporter of single-payer healthcare. He is also an outspoken supporter of gun control, and he has an A-rating from Planned Parenthood. Some of his behavior may just be habitual – he has always been this way – but with Kentucky Republicans in full control of the legislature for the first time ever, it might finally backfire.

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While Kentucky does have some stipulations on how congressional maps can be drawn, they mostly focus on avoiding county splits between districts. A similar map to the one above would comply with those requirements while ensuring Yarmuth’s defeat in any of the three districts that contain a portion of his native Louisville.

New district lines are drawn by the legislature every 10 years and configuring the seats to spread out Democratic voters is easily done. The lines can be vetoed by the governor, but vetoes can be overridden with a simple majority in Kentucky. If GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is reelected, that would not be an obstacle.

Since Republicans control the state legislature and the United States Supreme Court has ruled that redistricting complaints are non-justiciable in federal court, Democrats’ only resort to save Yarmuth would be to sue in Kentucky state court. However, the Kentucky Supreme Court has a conservative majority, so a lawsuit would be unlikely to succeed.

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It is also worth noting that Kentucky is just one example of where Republicans may gain seats in redistricting. The attached map illustrates where Republicans are primed to make gains after new maps are implemented. A rough estimate suggests the GOP may gain somewhere around 20-25 seats. For context, Democrats currently have an 18-seat majority in the House.

But while drawing out Yarmuth is just a question of whether the Kentucky GOP has the backbone to do it, redistricting in other states will be directly affected by elections in 2019 and 2020. The plan in future articles is to look at those elections and the possible congressional maps in states where the GOP stands to gain.

Follow @il_american on Twitter and stay tuned for more articles on redistricting.

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