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AOC’s Chief of Staff Echoes ‘Concentration Camps,’ Compares Dems Supporting Humanitarian Aid at the Border to Jim Crow

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York, addresses supporters at a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

 

In case you haven’t heard, Americans in favor of brown people being immigrants — that is, coming into the land of the free and home of the brave via its immigration system — are anti-brown-people-immigrants.

I haven’t quite been able to make sense of it yet, but that’s the word on the street.

And AOC’s chief of staff — Saikat Chakrabarti — is apparently no stranger to the street.

Therefore:

The tweet was in reference to H.R.3401 — the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act. It “provides $4.5 billion in FY2019 emergency supplemental appropriations to federal departments and agencies for humanitarian assistance and security to respond to migrants attempting to enter the United States at the southern border.”

After deleting his post, Saikat tried to clarify:

It’s as if someone “kidnapped a bunch of children”??

Next, “concentration camps” (here, here, and here):

Saikat uses the word “immigrants” here, but he clearly has no intention to mean immigrants (as described at the beginning of this article):

If you’re into border laws, you’re like the KKK:

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you history’s highest-ranking Grand Wizard:

-ALEX

 

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Jon Voight Responds to Alyssa Milano’s Castigation of Him as an ‘F-Lister’: ‘Ignorance Doesn’t Scare Me’

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[Screenshot from Fox News, https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jon-voight-responds-alyssa-milano-attack]

 

Jon Voight isn’t afraid to speak his mind. And he certainly isn’t concerned with what Hollywood thinks.

For a fantastic example, look no further than his video declaring Donald Trump “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln” (here).

Very, very bold move.

Actress Alyssa Milano’s made some bold moves, too. 

Like:

  • Retaliating against someone telling women what they can do with their bodies by telling women they should not do things with their bodies (here)
  • Pining for a day when the American government will grant women the rights enshrined in the Constitution (here)
  • Proclaiming that men cannot be allowed to be equal to women (here)
  • Forgetting there are police (here)
  • Demanding that all women are right because some women have been right (here)
  • Coming within three steps of outlawing height (here)

And recently, television’s Samantha Micelli addressed Angelina Jolie’s dad and his praise of the President…with this:

The “F-lister,” in this case, has an Oscar.

On Friday’s Fox & Friends, Jon responded to the woman who co-host Brian Kilmeade called “that legend…who might be the best actress ever”:

“Darling Alyssa. God bless you. … I pray God sends his light of truth on all those with no truth about the Republicans and about our president. And may God bless America.”

Jon went on to note that he was part of the anti-war movement of the 60’s, and that he later found truth.

“I have sympathy for people that are in ignorance. It doesn’t scare me. Ignorance doesn’t scare me. I was like that myself. I just root for everybody to come to the truth.”

He also lamented the indoctrination of the young and impressionable in the ways of socialism:

“If they knew anything about the Second World War, they’d know that socialism is a disaster. It’s never produced anything anywhere in the world. It’s an economic sinkhole, but it also produces nothing but misery and violence.”

I think most would agree that “if they knew anything” is applicable to much of political raging these days. Hopefully, for some, “when they know” does, too.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehereherehereherehere, and here.

Hilarious: Kim Jong-Un Mercilessly Attacks Joe Biden With Insults That’ll Make Your Head Spin

NYU President Apologizes After Speaker Delivers Far-Left, Anti-Israel Political Diatribe Instead Of A Graduation Speech

13-Time Felon Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Testicles While Carrying Drugs In His Anus – As You Do

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Charlottesville’s ‘Unite the Right’ Killer Gets Sentenced. Take a Look with Me at What We’ve Become & What Might Save Us

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[Screenshot from Gill Luck, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlX0zp1yOdI]

 

James Alex Fields Jr. — the man who rammed his car through a crowd of protesters at a 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia — was sentenced Friday.

He’d pleaded guilty in March to hate crimes — the execution of which took the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

The killer apologized to the judge before being condemned to life in prison.

He’ll be sentenced again in July on separate charges.

As a reminder, the Charlottesville protest was over removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

What is it about humanity that brings crowds together in such an impassioned twist-up that results in fights and death…over a fake version of a person who’s been dead almost 150 years?

And how does one person decide it mandates murder?

Heather Heyer lost her life over such a melee. Now James will spend the rest of his behind bars.

For a reminder of where we are — and what can happen — watch the raw footage below. But beware: violence and language.

The video may not showcase the daily engagement of most Americans, but consider, if you will, the entanglement of our words. The ugliness online. The political war. The attack of contemporary narcissism on our better selves. The rage against the values that made America great.

Humankind is broken (see here).

I believe we need much more…of things found herehere, here, and here.

-ALEX

 

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Tucker Carlson: 2020’s Democratic Debate Proves the Party Has Officially Gone Insane

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[Screenshot from Fox News, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddKQIUsmJpU]

 

Personally, I find that one of the toughest things to watch is politicians pandering to their audience.

Wednesday night’s maiden Democratic debate? Yikes.

The endeavor struck me as a showcasing of the incredibly out-of-touch breaking their necks to out-woke each other.

At points, I got the impression they’d have sawed off their limbs if it would’ve clinched victory.

In light of the spectacle, on Thursday, Tucker Carlson announced: the Democratic Party has officially gone insane.

He opened with this:

“Elite Democrats have permanently broken from reality. They no longer care about what’s true, what’s possible. Even what’s real. They live in a kind of dream state — a place of fantasy punctuated by howls of self-righteousness.”

Then he barreled into the antics Julian Castro, which were also covered by Sister Toldjah.

Take it away, Tucker:

“[K]eep in mind he was an actual cabinet secretary in the Obama administration — it was only a couple of years of ago. Watch as he explains that men who get pregnant have a moral right to taxpayer-funded abortions. I’m not joking.

Sadly, he really wasn’t.



I give you the most insane thing I’ve ever heard a politician say:

“I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom; I believe in reproductive justice.”

Note: The way he says “justice” is good for at least 4 or 5 views.

Continuing…

“And, you know, what that means is that just because a woman — or, let’s also not forget, someone in the trans community, a trans female — is poor doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose.”

Right — some men want to have abor– hey, wait a minute…

Back to Tucker:

“And so, they cheered. Behold, late empire liberalism in full flower. Who exactly is the constituency for Castro’s idea? Men dressed as women who get pregnant — that’s the constituency.”

It gets better:

“Unfortunately, there are precisely zero people on Planet Earth who fit that description — not a single person, actually. There never have been any people like that. There never will be any people like that. Why? Because it’s impossible. Biological men cannot get pregnant. Pretending otherwise is lunacy. It’s the very definition of lunacy.”

As I pointed out here, Democratic politics appear to have been particularly penetrated by people saying things that sound good but make no sense. Tucker alluded to the same:

“[J]ulian Castro doesn’t care. Taxpayer-funded transgender abortion sounds like something that all good progressives should support. So Castro fervently does. And critically, he knows that nobody in the room will defend science or pause to ask him, ‘What the hell are you talking about??’ They can’t say a word. They’re too intimidated. They know HR is watching. So they nod like monkeys, as if everything he is saying is completely sane. ‘Oh, good point, Mr. Secretary. Trans-females shouldn’t have to pay for their own abortions. That’s racist.’”

Tucker went on to lambaste Julian and Elizabeth Warren for suggesting illegal immigration shouldn’t be illegal.

Next, he played a clip of New York Mayor Bill deBlasio doing something I’ve relayed before (here): touting himself as a governmental Robin Hood, primed to take money from the wrong people and giving it to the right ones:

Tucker summarized:

“DeBlasio promised to seize your money and give it to his supporters, who he explained deserve it much more than you do.”

Watch the video for much more, including a colossally winceworthy speaking of Spanish by Cory “Farticus” Booker (here) and anti-privileged-millionaire privileged millionaire Beto O’Rourke (here).

There’s certainly some weird stuff goin’ on on their side of the aisle.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehere, and here.

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Teenager Tells His Teacher There Are Only 2 Genders. The School Suspends Him For Not Being ‘Inclusive’ (VIDEO)

Don Jr. Pounces Like A Cat On AOC & Those Backing Her ‘Concentration Camp’ Remarks, Calls Freshmen Dems ‘The Clown Show’

South Carolina Woman Gets Pulled Over For Driving Drunk – In A Bad*** Toy Mini-Truck

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Almost in Time for Pride Month: The London Zoo Celebrates Gay Mating, Gay Animals, & Gay Parents

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[Screenshot from ZSL London Zoo, https://twitter.com/zsllondonzoo/status/1143956634290597888?]

 

The ZSL London Zoo is letting everyone know that animals are gay.

In celebration of the notion that two penguins are gay, the zoo is giving the whole joint a “Pride makeover.”

On July 5th, in addition to its normal (18+ only) Zoo Night festivities, the London Zoo will teach attendees about gender, mating, and same-sex animal pairings.

From a press release:

On top of Zoo Nights’ packed schedule of activities, visitors will be able to learn about gender and mating in the animal kingdom at a Pride-themed talk, where they’ll discover just how common same-sex pairings are – from penguins and pandas to goats and giraffes. Visitors can check out the Zoo’s pride of lions, enjoy delicious street food from around the world, and score a hole-in-one at the Zoo’s new mini-golf course.

And if that ain’t enough, they’ve designed a special banner for Penguin Beach — home of the touted tuxedoed two:

“Get Over It,” in case you didn’t know, is the slogan for a gay anti-bullying campaign.

The zoo says Ronnie and Reggie — the fabulously homosexual penguin pair — got together in 2014.

They adopted an abandoned egg a year later, sharing parenting duties until the little chick left the nest.

According to the zoo’s website, the two birds “remain as strong as ever and are often found snuggled up in their nest box together.”

Of the 93 penguins living at the facility, the London Zoo claims Ronnie and Reggie aren’t the only ones who are gay:

The duo share their home with 91 other penguins, including fellow same sex couples Nadja and Zimmer and Dev and Martin, as well as one-year-old Rainbow who hatched during Pride celebrations last year and will celebrate her first birthday this weekend.

Who knew nature was so gay, right there in front of everybody, this whole time?

The Zoo may have a bone to pick with some people in France.

As reported by The Telegraph:

Penguins are not gay, despite new evidence of homosexual behaviour in the wild, they are just “same sex flirting” until they find a mate, according to a new study.

The homosexual behaviour of male king penguins has already been noted in zoos.

Now in a new study, scientists have found the evidence of male pairs in the wild. The research found that more than a quarter of the colony in Antarctica were in same sex partners, mostly two males.

In the past, it was claimed that penguins could not discern between the sexes because they looked alike. Male pairs in zoos in the US and Germany have hatched and reared ‘adopted’ chicks.

However, the new study by the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France found that the penguins are only pairing up with other males because they are “lonely.”

There are not enough females in the colony and the males have high levels of testosterone, which drives them to engage in mating displays – even if it is with other males.

Professor F Stephen Dobson, one of the authors of the study published in the journal Ethology, said the number of same sex pairs was actually lower than expected. When the colony was studied over time he found all the ‘gay’ penguins chose a heterosexual partner. A female pair also ‘split up’ to raise an egg with male partner.

What are your thoughts? Please let us all know in the Comments section.

And enjoy information about an all-gay zoo, the superiority of gay dads, furry gay parents having furry gay kids, and hatching rocks in the video below, “Gay Penguins Make the Best Parents.”

-ALEX

 

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Police Report: Wisconsin Man Murdered His 5-Year-Old Son for Eating His Father’s Day Cake

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[Screenshot from Fox6 News, https://twitter.com/fox6now/status/1144280302216450051]

 

On Saturday, June 22nd in Wisconsin, a man punched and killed his 5-year-old son because the little boy ate his Father’s Day cake.

Allegedly, of course, as is the case with all details of the incident described below.

Imagine how hard you’d have to punch someone to kill them.

How in the world could there exist a person remotely willing to strike a child with such force, much less desirous to do so?

And who decided that person deserved a cake??

29-year-old Travis Stackhouse initially denied the assault, blaming it on the kid having fallen down the stairs. But after one of his other 4 children ratted him out, he told law enforcement he was upset Friday because “others were eating” his Father’s Day cake.

He’d only had one piece himself.

Subsequently, he punched the little boy in the stomach and hit him in the face.

According to a criminal complaint acquired by Milwaukee’s Fox6, the child suffered bruising to both his eyes, a cut to his lip, and a laceration on his sternum.

Travis is a stay-at-home (-and-murder) dad; his girlfriend brings home the bacon.

As reported, he went out with friends after delivering death blows to his 5-year-old. When he returned home, his girlfriend was on the phone with 911 because something was wrong with the little boy.

The young and helpless child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Travis admitted his girlfriend had “often warned him not to hit the children so hard.”

A better warning would’ve been, “Don’t ever hit the children at all.”

I can think of some more explicit warnings, too.

Will justice be served in this case? Certainly not. Justice is impossible where it concerns the murder of an innocent. Vengeance, however, may be attempted by the state.

If you’re reading this and you’re also “Travis Stackhouse,” I hope you’re out in the world doing some great things. Y’all’ve got some work to do to elevate the name. There’s also this guy:

In the meantime, may the greatest degree of justice possible be wrought upon any man who hurts a child.

-ALEX

 

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Jordan Peterson Touts New Free-Speech Social Media Platform – ‘We Won’t Take You Down Unless Ordered By A Court Of Law’

Dwayne Johnson’s Acceptance Speech Turns Back The Clock To Traditional Values With A Much-Needed Life Lesson

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It’s Happening – the Straight Pride Parade is Almost Upon Us, & it Brings to Mind the Trendiness of Morality

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Every now and then, a story of contrast brings to light the trendiness of politics.

I used to believe that principles of right and wrong are vastly self-evident — that morality, to a great degree, is a set of easily-known ideas.

But over the past few years, I’ve been unable to ignore the highly pliable nature of virtue.

Morality — as it turns out — is not a solid at all, but, rather, the thinnest of liquids.

And today’s notions of righteousness are no more permanent than have been pegged jeans, fly-away collars, pompadours, or poodles skirts.

Here’s a snapshot from this moment in time: Gay Pride parades are gigantically virtuous; Straight Pride parades are to be condemned.

Subsequently, Boston’s first-ever parade of the heteros has gotten the leper treatment.

Mayor Marty Walsh is definitely not on board. But he definitely is, if it’s gay pride:

To Captain America, gay pride may not be an irrational fear of heterosexuality, but the converse is true:

See much more in my coverage of the melee here.

As for the Boston Big Deal, Beantown’s opposite-sex-attraction affair is still on course.

Initially, the city rejected the man-on-woman-lovin’ extravaganza’s request for a permit. However, the mayor eventually said he can’t keep it from happening, no matter how crappy the concept:

“Permits to host a public event are granted based on operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs. The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization’s values.”

Yep — sponsor Super Happy Fun America filed a discrimination complaint and won ’em over. However, the organization was denied the privilege of having its Straight Pride flag flown alongside the Gay Pride one at City Hall.

Super Happy Fun America’s John Hugo explained the group’s intention with the parade:

“We want people to be aware that there is not only one side of things. There’s a lot of people that are uncomfortable with a lot of things that are going on in our country and they’re afraid to speak up.”

SHFA Vice President Mark Sahady noted, “This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride.”

It’s happening.

The parade is planned for the end of August.

Upon last report, its Grand Marshal was a hilarious choice.

As for me personally, I don’t understand parades. Or fighting over recognition on a flagpole. People should wake up every day and be themselves, be and do as they can best tell is right — aside from the flavor of the moment, whatever that may be — and stand firm in that commitment.

To me, everything else is just fashioned fanfare and — like a parade — a crowded and noisy place from which I’d prefer to keep away.

-ALEX

 

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Accused Burglar Throws Human Feces At The Judge In Court. Then The Jury Acquits Him

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A 5-Months-Pregnant Alabama Mother is Shot in the Stomach & Her Baby Dies. The Murder Charges Are Politically Stunning

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This story is as political as any you’ll read this week.

In Alabama, a pregnant woman was shot in the stomach during an altercation. Her unborn child died.

The state considers unborn babies to be people (please see “LANDMARK RULING: A Court In Alabama Declares Aborted Babies People With Human Rights“), ergo charges were brought for the murder of the child — against the mother, not the shooter.

Why? Because, apparently — in the view of the state — it’s a mother’s responsibility to protect her child.

27-year-old Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she started a fight with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison over Marshae’s baby’s father. According to police, Ebony was defending herself when she shot Marshae.

Pleasant Grove Police Lt. Danny Reid:

“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby. It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”

The contrast between that outlook and the perspective of, for example, New York City — where government has conferred upon its citizenry the right to murder babies seconds before they are born (here and here) — is stunning.

How could there exist such different moral principles among people in the same society? Or any societies?

Such disparity clearly fits with the original idea of the United States — one increasingly devastated by our national Congress on both sides of the aisle — that each state should have the right to make its own laws, apart from those of other states.

More from Officer Reid, via the venerable Al.com:

“Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here. She had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.”

The pro-abortion Yellowhammer Fund is none too impressed with the charges, made clear by Executive Director Amanda Reyes, who for some unknown reason wanted to point out Marshae’s racial makeup, as well as the racial makeup of who she predicts will be shot and prosecuted tomorrow, too — or prosecuted for drinking alcohol or not acquiring proper medical care. She also accused Alabama of considering it a mother’s responsibility to produce a healthy baby:

“The state of Alabama has proven yet again that the moment a person becomes pregnant their sole responsibility is to produce a live, healthy baby and that it considers any action a pregnant person takes that might impede in that live birth to be a criminal act. Today, Marshae Jones is being charged with manslaughter for being pregnant and getting shot while engaging in an altercation with a person who had a gun. Tomorrow, it will be another black woman, maybe for having a drink while pregnant. And after that, another, for not obtaining adequate prenatal care.”

Why will it be “another black woman”? And what if it’s a Hungarian woman instead? A Salvadorean? A Cuban? An Icelander? Different?

Apart from viewing people according to their race, the slippery slope is certainly a legislative and judicial reality capable of wreaking havoc. And the Jefferson County grand jury made a bold move. Do you believe the charges are justified?

Please let us all know in the Comments section. I look forward to learning from you.

Oh — and Roll Tide.

-ALEX

 

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A Year After Janus v. AFSCME, Unions Fighting Even Dirtier

On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that should have allowed public employees like Mike Stone to sever ties with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and still keep his job as a support enforcement officer with the Washington State Division of Child Support.

But they’re discovering that, in the bareknuckle world of government employee unions, having the law on your side is one thing; forcing your tormenters to comply with it is another matter entirely.

Stone has long been at odds with WFSE over how it spent the hundreds of dollars in dues money the state deducted from his paycheck every year on the union’s behalf. Rather than wasting its resources advancing a political agenda, he wanted the union to devote its energies to wages, benefits and workplace grievances. But for many years public employees’ only choices were to:

  • stop paying dues — which would almost certainly result in a firing;
  • opt out of full membership, but still pay a so-called “agency fee” — determined by the union to cover collective bargaining costs but ostensibly not political activities; or,
  • shut up and just go along.

Janus, however, gave them a fourth option. On June 27, 2018, the court ruled that mandatory union dues and agency fees are a violation of a public employee’s First Amendment rights of free speech and association.

Further, the majority opinion specifically prohibits dues deductions until the union obtains the employee’s affirmative consent and informs them that agreeing to pay dues constitutes a waiver of their First Amendment rights.  It is this element of the decision that union bosses are fighting most vigorously.

Stone informed WFSE shortly after the Janus ruling was issued he wanted no further dues or fees deducted from his wages, but the union denied his request, claiming the terms of a revised membership card he signed prior to the decision limited his ability to opt out to a few days each year.

Stone then turned to the Freedom Foundation for legal assistance and, on Aug. 23, 2018, he and six other Washington state employees filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against WFSE, Gov. Jay Inslee and the heads of the state agencies for whom the employees work, demanding the unions recognize their rights under Janus to opt out and refund all illegally confiscated dues with interest.

The lawsuit contends that a membership agreement in effect when the Janus ruling was issued — or executed since — is invalid unless the union can prove the worker affirmatively and knowingly waived their right not to pay.

The case is currently before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and may yet find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will likely take a dim view of unions ignoring its handiwork.

If that happens, the case has the potential to enforce what the justices intended in Janus — limiting union participation to only those who don’t require coercion to join.

But this is just one of many instances of public employees having to fight to stop dues deductions from their paychecks. Elsewhere:

  • a group of teachers in Oregon and California are taking on their respective statewide teacher unions;
  • two plumbers at California State University-San Bernardino are challenging the Teamsters’ misleading, coercive tactics that denied them their right to affirmative consent; and,
  • a homecare provider in Washington recently won a $15,000 refund settlement in illegally confiscated dues after an SEIU representative forged her signature on a membership form, while another homecare provider in California recently filed suit against the United Domestic Workers of America for return of funds after her signature was forged and dues taken from her paycheck, as well.

These are just a few of the 55 cases the Freedom Foundation is currently litigating on behalf of people trying to leave their government unions — a number that puts the lie to union claims that Janus had little impact on their membership numbers and that workers are joining up and paying dues in record numbers.

If that were true, why are the unions paying millions of dollars a year to suppress the truth and bully members who might consider straying from the fold?

In the meantime, the Freedom Foundation has already helped more than 50,000 government employees in Washington, Oregon and California opt out of union dues and fees, and there are almost certainly many more eager to follow their lead once the union-erected wall of obstruction and obfuscation has been toppled once and for all.

Jeff Rhodes is managing editor of the Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based free-market public policy organization.

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Debating Democrats Were Silent On Trump, Vocal About McConnell

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One of the more interesting questions during last night’s debate between ten Democratic presidential hopefuls was a question not about Trump, but about Mitch McConnell.

Several of the candidates were asked how they would deal in a scenario where they had the White House and Republicans still held the Senate. One by one, they all – very poorly – managed to dodge the question. Even Elizabeth Warren, who answered “Oh yes” when asked if she had a plan for dealing with McConnell, didn’t explain how she would deal with him. She just sputtered on and on about making sure the “will of the people” was recognized, as though the will of the people isn’t in play if they decide on keeping the Senate Republican.

The direct mention of McConnell did prove to pique the interest of the American public, it seems.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump – the man all these Democrats are trying to take on in 2020 – barely got a mention. There was a bit here and there, including a memorable moment when Jay Inslee called him the biggest geopolitical threat to the United States, but overall Trump was a nonentity in this debate.

That might be why he made this comment on Twitter.

The reference to McConnell and the lack of reference to Trump means a few things. First, they are once again all but giving up on trying to win back the Senate. I think they are writing it off for this cycle, based on the question and their response to it. McConnell and the Republican Senate are here to stay until at least 2022, and they will work the best they can with that (or just refuse to work with it, which is actually the more likely case).

The second thing this tells us is that they are struggling to come up with an identity for themselves as candidates. They purposefully avoided mentioning him when it was so easy to throw his name in there and get the audience reaction they needed. Instead, they focused on policies and emotions entirely unrelated to him. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I think Julian Castro won the night – he tied his passion directly into Trump’s policies and how deeply they affected him on an emotional level. It worked.

But the other candidates didn’t do that, or at least they didn’t try. Yeah, during their closing statements, they talked about beating him and how they’d do better (and even then the references to Trump were weak). But they avoided the guy because they recognize they can’t just be the anti-Trump candidate. They have to actually be for something.

And yet, they struggled with that. Elizabeth Warren was a non-confrontational series of pre-recorded talking points. Corey Booker relied on his identity as a black man. Tulsi Gabbard tried to tie together her progressive views with her military background. Inslee relied on the specter of climate change. So on and so forth they went, relying on weak gimmicks to prop up their identity as candidates. That’s partially why many of last night’s candidates took to attacking each other. They were avoiding taking on Trump and tried to assert their dominance as a fighter without breaking character. It just didn’t work.

Tonight’s debate should prove to be different. There are strong identities there, and a lack of fear of taking on Trump directly. As a result, you’ll see that confrontation with the idea of Trump more than you’ll see confrontation with each other.

The last thing this means is that the Democrats are trying to run on ideas, but have no idea how to address those ideas. They are all-in for abortion, but even Warren straight-up refused to answer a question on how she’d deal with guns already sold to owners. You could tell she wanted to talk about confiscation/”buying back” of guns, but couldn’t. They were all in for open borders, but they couldn’t even agree on the U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

They don’t know what direction to go in, so they want to go in all the directions at once. It was confusing messaging, and I don’t think it’s translating well into the general public.

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