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Some Have Winced at Trump’s Recent Democrat-Degrading Tweets. But Was it Actually a Genius Move?

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There’s a particular tiny herd animal about which, if two of the cute little critters aren’t not getting along upon first meeting, standing them in just a tiny bit of harmless water — the conventional wisdom goes — will cause them unite. When faced with adversity, the foes will bond in order to form a stronger defense.

The same can happen, it may be assumed, with Democrats.

Recently, we’ve seen striking infighting across the aisle — Mama Bird Nancy stuck it to Baby Bird AOC, and a bunch of feathers flew.

During the melee, as RedState’s Bonchie put it, The Donald “[stripped] naked and [ran] onto the battlefield.”

Rather than let them continue to destroy themselves, Trump interrupted with his own pecking, turning their attention — and the audience’s — toward him.

A number of Republicans gave him an A for…well, just pick your A word for “not good.”

But could it have been smarter than perceived?

Some think so — perhaps he was making a genius move to make the Dems define themselves by the most extreme among them:

Interesting idea.

Consider Rush Limbaugh’s Monday statements on the matter:

“I think Trump sees this rift developing between Pelosi and the Democrat leadership and these new communists on the left led by Cortez, and I think he wants them back together again. I think Trump wants the Democrat Party to become known as the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal socialism party. I think he wants to hang that label around all of them, and for that to happen they have to be unified.”

So the President galvanizes toward the goofy a party intent upon taking him out in 2020. And at a time, no less, when a poll indicates that swing voters are down on the socialist squad of new left-wing representatives.

It’s an eyebrow-raiser.

Is it accurate?

Let us know what you think in the Comments section. Trump over the last week: fumbler of the football or touchdown-running titan?

-ALEX

 

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Confirmed: The ‘Trump Is Delaying the Harriet Tubman Bill Because Racism’ Narrative Was Totally Bogus

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Remember the controversy stirred up by the New York Times last month about how the Trump administration was deliberately delaying the rollout of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill because racism? As it turns out, the report was bogus all along, according to officials from President Obama’s administration.

Fox News reports:

After Democrat lawmakers and commentators spent months hammering the Trump administration for supposedly delaying the release of a $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, several officials appointed by President Barack Obama have reportedly admitted that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has followed the Obama timeline for producing the new currency.

The Obama administration said [in] 2016 that it wanted to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Tubman, who helped free slaves through the Underground Railroad, and that the bills would be ready in 2020. But a current “high-ranking government official” appointed by Obama, as well as a former official, confirmed to The Washington Post that the Tubman bill had “had “always been scheduled for release toward the end of the next decade.”

Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s 2016 claims that a “final concept design” of the bill would be released in 2020 were viewed with skepticism internally, according to the report. Larry R. Felix, the director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from 2006 to 2015, told The Post that too much security work needed to be done to realistically release the bill in 2020.

“Those announcements were not grounded in reality,” Felix said. “The U.S. had not at the time acquired the security features to redesign and protect the notes.”

Trump’s Treasury Dept. pushed back on the reports in June, noting the reasons for the delay in the rollout of the bill:

BEP Director Len Olijar, an Obama appointee, also issued a statement at the time which read, in part:

“As technology has evolved, banknote production has vastly changed over the last three decades. The next family of notes require new, overt and covert security features for the public, the banknote equipment manufacturers, and the central bank, to keep our currency safe and secure. Security features also need to work in mass production. A design can change during testing. The overwhelming success of the redesigned $100 in thwarting counterfeiting, is greatly due to the effectiveness of the blue security thread which is a public feature (and which a design was integrated around afterwards). That development alone of that security feature took approximately 10 years to finalize.

“Moreover, BEP was never going to unveil a note design in 2020. To keep our currency safe and secure, it is unwise to give counterfeiters a look at a potential future note far in advance of a note going into circulation. Additionally, if the concept of a note that was made public by the government were to change during that lengthy amount of time, it would create confusion in the global marketplace, further aiding counterfeiters.”

But those explanations were not good enough for The Usual Suspects like the frauds at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who blasted off about how the delay in the Tubman bill equated to more “racism” and “misogyny” from Trump, etc etc.

Will they walk back those false narratives now that news outlets they find reliable (like the Washington Post) and numerous officials from the Obama administration are confirming the Tubman bill was always going to be delayed? Don’t count on it.

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AOC vs. Trump – Who Ya Got?! The Socialist Tries to Sock It to the Pres After His ‘Go Back to Your Country’ Harangue

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., makes an objection to a Republican argument as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

 

Hasn’t the world of politics been entertaining lately? Have you kept your popcorn handy? I also recommend wrapping some Doritos in lunch meat — it’s a nice DIY combo.

As you’re enjoying your snacks, I’ve got a bit more entertainment to toss your way.

That’s right — there’s more fighting to be viewed from your cozy seat.

The contenders? In one corner: She wants to control all products and means of production, which makes her the ruler and you the ruled…I give you 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And facing her today is the Big Man himself, billionaire rap icon (here and here) Donald J. Trump.

On Sunday, the D man tweeted the following:

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

Yep — Trump was feelin’ reeeal tweety.

And, as Yahoo News was quick to point out:

The nativist rhetoric, “go back to your country,” is often used in racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic attacks, including a recent hate crime in New York City last week in which a Hispanic woman was attacked and told, “You’re here taking jobs from Americans.”

Alexandria — who seems downright psyched about the notion of words endlessly firing from her mouth — snapped back.

Here she goes. Give ‘er room, folks:

“Mr. President, the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States. But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet. You are angry because you don’t believe in an America where I represent New York 14, where the good people of Minnesota elected @IlhanMN, where @RashidaTlaib fights for Michigan families, where @AyannaPressley champions little girls in Boston.”

And that isn’t all he’s angry about, apparently. He’s also mad that America believes everyone has a right to healthcare:

“You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You rely on a frightened America for your plunder. You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it. Yet here we are.”

AOC can never be accused of acting as if anyone knows more than she. Experience, schmexperience. Age is arbitrary (here), and cow farts are the devil (here).

As for Trump’s “plunder,” what is his violent and dishonest acquisition of property as president?

Not sure, but she ain’t skeered:

“But you know what’s the rub of it all, Mr. President? On top of not accepting an America that elected us, you cannot accept that we don’t fear you, either. You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe.”

Her “positive vision” is for her as Congresswoman — a position not encumbered by term limits — to take away all choice of options and price comparison, via a little thing the Nazis liked to called “socialism.”

Will she succeed? Only time will tell. As for now, the Twitterfights continue. And the cacophony of derision coming from Washington is sure to increase as we all march toward 2020 insanity. Stay tuned, keep Orville Redenbacher close, and prepare for a whole lot more of the Greatest Show on Earth.

Or the goofiest.

-ALEX

 

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

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Video: Lindsey Graham 2.0 Responds to Outrage Over Trump’s Tweets With Some Sage Advice

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Last Friday, I wrote about an interview Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did on Fox News in which he gave President Trump some advice on how to handle the public infighting and squabbles between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). During the interview segment, Graham said:

Literally. Mr. President if you’re watching tonight, just enjoy this. Be quiet.

Well, the President wasn’t quiet and the result was a series of tweets he wrote this weekend that have led to outrage across the political spectrum.

Monday morning on an episode of “Fox and Friends”, Graham did not condemn Trump’s tweets but did offer him some more sage advice (transcribed)

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country. They’re calling guards along our border — the Border Patrol agents — concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for ‘the Benjamins.’ They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America. Don’t get down. Aim higher. We don’t need to know anything about them personally. Talk about their policies.”

There was some crosstalk where it sounded like Graham was asked if he found the tweets negative. Here’s what Graham said in response (transcribed):

“I think they’re American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject. Talk about what it means for America to have free healthcare for illegal immigrants, and no criminalization of coming into the country — see how that works for controlling immigration.

Their ideas, they’re anti-Semitic. They talk about the Israeli state as if they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted to impeach Trump on day one. They are socialist, they’re anti-Semitic, they stand for all the things that most Americans disagree with. Make them the face of the future Democratic Party and you will destroy the Democratic Party.”

Watch video of Graham’s remarks below:

Sounds like the President was listening. Trump tweeted a partial transcript of Graham’s remarks on his Twitter feed earlier today.

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#Journalism: After “Racist” Trump Tweets, Brian Stelter Brags About CNN’s (Inconsistent) Labeling Standards

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The hot takes are flying after incendiary tweets President Trump posted over the weekend about the Queenie Quartet of Democratic Reps. AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, which many on the left, some on the right, and some in the mainstream media have characterized as “xenophobic” and “racist.”

For the back story, Red State‘s Bonchie and Mike Ford had two entirely different takes on Trump’s tweets, which you can read here and here.

It’s the day after now, and CNN‘s Brian Stelter has done an “analysis” of sorts on the media’s coverage of Trump’s tweets. In his newsletter this morning, he bragged about how CNN definitively labeled the tweets in question “racist” and chided other news outlets for the unpardonable sin of allowing readers to draw their own conclusions:

Trump’s racist tweetstorm

President Trump launched a bigoted attack against four minority congresswomen on Sunday morning. His tweets were straight up racist. Did the news media accurately describe it that way?

By and large, no, most major news outlets did not do that. Reporters and anchors took the story seriously but largely leaned on “critics,” primarily Democrats, and cited their accusations of racism. The significance of Trump’s words risked being lost in a partisan fog.

He said/she said is a tried and true journalistic technique, of course, but it is insufficient at a time like this. If telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” isn’t racist, what is?

There were some exceptions — CNN chief among the news outlets — that called out this example of racism emanating from the highest office in the land in an authoritative, institutional voice. CNN’s banners and headlines said “racist rant” and “racist attacks.”

The headline for CNN‘s primary piece on the tweets was: Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen.

The piece published at CNN this morning by Stelter analyzing the story is basically a reposting of all the “points” he made in his newsletter.

Stelter’s nauseating backpatting of himself and his network would be far more impressive if he and the CNN team applied the same standards to Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s and Rep. Rashida Tlaib‘s unquestionably anti-Semitic remarks that they do to offensive comments made by President Trump.

But they don’t.

Take, for example, this piece from early February, where CNN took great pains to carefully explain why Omar and Tlaib say and do the anti-Semitic things they do:

Omar along with Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, are indeed changing the conversation on Capitol Hill over the United States’ long-standing relationship with Israel by speaking out critically against the Israeli government over its treatment of Palestinians.

As they challenge the political status quo over Israel in Washington, Omar and Tlaib are facing intense scrutiny and criticism, in particular from Republicans eager to exploit divisions in the Democratic Party.

Got that? Omar’s and Tlaib’s anti-Semitic remarks are “indeed changing the conversation” and “challenging the political status quo” on our country’s relationship with Israel, but not in the way that CNN portrays it (the whole piece was like that, by the way).

Here’s another piece from around the same time:

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota publicly apologized Monday after she faced backlash for tweets condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic.

[…]

Omar’s statement came on the heels of one from House Democratic leadership calling on Omar to apologize for comments they said included “anti-Semitic tropes.”

Note the qualifiers there. “Condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic” – but not definitively declared as “anti-Semitic” by CNN. “They said included ‘anti-Semitic tropes’” – but CNN did not characterize them as “anti-Semitic tropes.”

Stelter noted in his Monday newsletter that “he said/she said is a tried and true journalistic technique, of course, but it is insufficient at a time like this” – yet he found the technique sufficient at a time when Omar and Tlaib were spouting off anti-Semitic tropes with regularity, endorsing anti-Semitic movements, and associating with anti-Semitic figures without apology.

If Stelter were an authentic man of his craft, he’d call out his own network’s duplicitous nature when it comes to using qualifiers to describe controversial comments and demand consistent standards across the board. But he’s not.

Stelter’s media firefighter “standards” are designed only to motivate his fellow journalists to move even further to the left in terms of their coverage and commentary of Trump and Republicans. He does not do this out of any sincere altruistic desire to see the national media earn back any of the credibility and respect they’ve lost over the last several years.

Nice try, Mr. Stelter. But some of us see right through you.

Related –>> Andy Ngo to CNN: Why Won’t You Publish Graphic Photos of Terrorist Victims Like You Did the Rio Grande Migrants?

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Localities Shouldn’t Be Dictating (Inter-)National Policy

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Federalism is too infrequently mentioned.  And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused.

Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster:

“The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.”

Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism.

The Founding Fathers – were brilliant.  Not only in limiting for what the “central authority” is responsible – but in rightly assigning the policies for which it is.

The Constitution gives the federal government (the “central authority”) a few expressly enumerated powers.  And then the Ninth and Tenth Amendments give all other power(s) to “the States and the People.”

Merriam’s “constituent units” – are the fifty state and very many municipal governments.  Most unfortunately, as government is want to do – the “constituent units” insist on doing (too much) of their stuff…and the central authority’s limited portion as well.

We certainly see this with immigration.

These are the policies this country has with regard to whom and how many from other countries we allow to come here.

Which is clearly a national prerogative – and therefore clearly a federal government prerogative.

But behold the “Sanctuary _____” – States, Cities, Counties, etc.

These non-federal elected officials openly flout our immigration laws – and allow illegal aliens to stay in their jurisdictions.  Worse, they openly obstruct justice – refusing to cooperate with federal authorities on the rare instances they decide to enforce our immigration laws.

These non-federal elected officials – should be in prison.

And as with all things rightly national – pretending it’s local…doesn’t keep it local.

Los Angeles, California has been a Sanctuary City for decades.  Illegal aliens have spent these decades pouring in there – and the result has been a mass disaster area.

But it doesn’t just stay there.  Once they’re in LA – they don’t have to stay in LA.  They can move to anywhere else in America they wish – completely unfettered by the checks rightly and wisely imposed along our borders.

LA’s alleged local preemption of rightly national immigration policy – doesn’t keep it local.  It becomes a national disaster.

As demonstrated by the massive illegal alien problems throughout the country.  Including in far-flung “border areas” like Long Island, New York and Portland, Maine.

This is our non-federal governments – making massive national messes.

So too are they doing with the World Wide Web.

Get that first word – “world.”  We again check with Merriam:

“The earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it.”

Like with immigration, this clearly means the Internet’s rule and regulation – is a federal government prerogative.

Just like with immigration, there are very many reasons the Constitution insists the Internet is federal – whether the fore-thoughtful Forefathers realized all of them or not.

To wit: We are currently in a race with Communist China to be first to the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless Internet.

If Communist China were to beat us to 5G – it would be bad for our economy.

If Communist China were to beat us to 5G – it would be VERY bad for our national security.

Why the Founders made the Internet federal – economy:

We now invite you to (re)visit the Commerce Clause:

“[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes….”

The most originalist reading….:

“The narrowest definition of ‘to regulate’ is to ‘make regular,’ that is, to facilitate the free flow of goods, but not, except in cases of danger, to prohibit the flow of any good.”

Why the Founders made the Internet federal – national security:

We don’t want Communist China setting global Web standards.  Which they get to do – if they get to 5G first.

There are all sorts of global implications to our World Wide Web policy.  Which is why non-federal governments should be doing…nothing at all to the Internet.

Leftist non-federal officials want very stupid Internet policies imposed.  Policies We the People won’t elect federal officials to impose.  (How dare We not.)

So these provincial officials are unconstitutionally doing it themselves.

Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality Law as Pacific Northwest Trump Resistance Grows

California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s Toughest Net Neutrality Law

Maine Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill

Again, a reminder – locals messing with national policy…never stays local.

So even if you like a law’s concept – you may not like how this state or that details it.  If you’re to the Right of Karl Marx – you almost certainly won’t like how nation-warping California details it.

California Passes Strict Internet Privacy Law With Implications For The Country

Maine Passes Nation’s Strictest Internet Privacy Protection Law

New Jersey Passes Consumer Privacy Act:

“State laws governing the collection and use of personal information continue to proliferate.”

Again – this is NOT a good thing.

Our nation’s provincial governments are very often…provincial.  In thought and deed.  When they mess with (inter-)national issues – their provinciality is often highly damaging to our nation.

Which of course means provincial officials are more than happy to eviscerate the Constitution’s federalism and damage our national policy – when it means taking more money from us.

Want Cheaper, Better Internet?  Limit the Local Government Shakedowns of Internet Providers:

“(Internet Service Providers) ISPs show up in your area – looking to spend millions or billions of dollars to build or improve their service to you.

“But before they can do that – they must first play ‘Mother May I’ with the government(s) in your area.

“You know, the governments that are already taxing the living daylight out of ISPs.  That now create ridiculous lists of additional demands of ISPs – for the ISPs’ ‘right’ to spend millions or billions of dollars providing you service.

“It’s like very many governments going shopping – with the ISPs’ credit cards….

“The number of cities and towns making…ridiculous demands is staggering.  The wide variety of these ridiculous demands is mind-numbing.

“All of which are geared by government – to find new and additional ways to extract ever more money from the ISPs.”

So…imagine being an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

You have to deal with 194 different nations’ Internet laws, regulations and taxes.  As each enters the US portion of the World Wide Web – and (if you do) you enter each of theirs.

And now you have to deal with fifty different state governments’ Internet laws, regulations taxes?

Oh – and thousands of municipal governments’ laws, regulations and taxes?

What a giant anti-economy, anti-national security, anti-coherence nightmare mess.

The Feds are currently working to restore Constitutional order.

They are looking to streamline the local shakedowns – and preempt the local laws.

God bless each and every one of them for so doing.

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ICE Begins Its Raids On Illegal Immigrants Under Court Order in NYC. De Blasio Assures the Targets: ‘This is Your City’

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Big news in this current climate: Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents began the first raid in an impending series as the Trump administration moves to detain and deport a distinct group in the country illegally.

The following was the response of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio:

“Receiving reports of attempted but reportedly unsuccessful ICE enforcement actions in Sunset Park and Harlem. To everyone worried this weekend: This is your city. We will do everything we can to protect you.”

What’s his intention in giving them the city? Well, Bill indicated in January he’d like to take all the money from the people who shouldn’t have it and give it to the people of his choosing (here).

Kind of a Robin Hood who uses force of gun. Oh, wait — that’s called a thief.

To be fair, depending on your perspective, the forceful transference of resources — to some degree — could describe the government in general; so Bill’s merely keeping up with the times. Still, he seems desirous to take it up a notch or ten.

An official confirmed ICE’s attempt Saturday — in the neighborhoods of Manhattan’s Harlem section and Brooklyn’s Sunset Park — to The Wall Street Journal.

No arrests were made.



 

Who are the targets of the effort? That would be people who’ve resisted court orders to self-deport.

The raids will be performed in 10 major cities:

Atlanta
Chicago
Miami
Denver
New York City
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Baltimore
New Orleans
Houston

On Sunday, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence explained the task to Fox News thusly:

“We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered removed by an immigration judge. We are merely executing those lawfully issued judge’s orders.

“These are individuals who have come into this country illegally, had the opportunity to make an asylum claim in front of an immigration judge, and most of them chose not to avail themselves at the opportunity and didn’t even show up to their first hearing.”

The battle continues. Will heightened defiance on the Left in America’s sanctuary cities hurt Democrats’ 2020 chances? As indicated by a poll covered by RedState’s Bonchie, the farther Left antics among Blue State operatives appear to be turning off voters. Presumably, the upcoming hoopla won’t help.

-ALEX

 

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Actress Alyssa Milano Compares Mike Pence to Heinrich Himmler, Spotlighting a Growing & Dangerous American Ignorance

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What do you do when you have no concept of history or the high stakes of true evil? For some, you essentially deny the real terror of the Holocaust by comparing present-day American political figures to Hitler.

Actress-turned-ill-informed-tweeter Alyssa Milano (here) followed suit Saturday with a breathtaking post.

Her assertion? That Vice President Mike Pence’s Friday visit to a detention center at the border was tantamount to evil Nazi Heinrich Himmler surveying a WWII POW camp.

This, if I may say so, is about as inexcusably idiotic as anything a person could suggest:

An estimated 6,000,000 innocents died in the Holocaust. Men, women, and children were rounded up because of their bloodline and executed. Among other means, they were placed in gas chambers, cooked in ovens, shot, and used for shockingly cruel medical experimentation.

Border detention centers are placement centers for people breaking the law, knowing that the detention centers are there for people who break the law.

But to some people who — for an unknown reason — can’t process the notion that (not so) long ago, Adolf Hitler, Himmler, and others systematically set out to murder millions…

I can’t even finish that sentence. This entire trend is just too horrible to properly address.

Moral equivalence and the dumbing-down of a nation:

Uh, no. It’s not.

Not everyone responded with zero comprehension:

Here’s what Mike had to say, following his trip:

America has a problem at the border, and a problem with the border. Thus far, Washington hasn’t been willing to fix things.

I haven’t been to the detention centers, and I have no idea what issues there are in great need of attention.

But I do know the comparison of Trump or whichever contemporary U.S. official to Hitler warrants denouncement.

I’m unfazed by whatever someone may think about issues of government — we can all cheer and boo, and at the end of the day, to a fair degree, it’s only politics. But honestly, what Alyssa has shared here is, in my view, shameful.

Ignorance is a contagion. And spreading the notion that what happened in the past wasn’t so ghastly by suggesting what’s happening now is just as so…is a very dangerous thing.

I’ll close here with a statement from the United States Holocaust Museum in response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s likening of border centers to Nazi concentration camps (here, here, and here):

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.”

For more cold water to the face, witness the real horror of innocents in ovens via this link, which tells of the deaths of 1.32 million in only three months during 1942.

-ALEX

 

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McGrath’s Week Goes From Bad to Worse as Cocaine Mitch Capitalizes on Her Flip Flops With Appropriate Merch

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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Monday started off on a bad note after NBC News engaged in “gotcha” journalism with a piece detailing how two of his great-great-grandfathers were slaveowners.

The piece was a blatant attempt at shaming the Kentucky Senator into supporting a reparations bill, which is being floated by some of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president – including Sen. Cory Booker (NJ).

But as the week progressed, it became clear that the story would only be a minor hiccup in an otherwise stellar week.

When McConnell was asked about the story on Tuesday, here’s how he responded:

“You know, I find myself in the same position as president Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”

For now at least, that issue is closed.

That same day, Democrat Amy McGrath announced her candidacy for McConnell’s seat. The media salivated. This is going to be a “blockbuster race” some said.

But in contrast to McConnell’s week, McGrath’s went downhill fast.

On Wednesday, she told the Louisville Courier-Journal that there were times where she may actually support President Trump on occasion if elected to serve in the Senate. Even worse, she flip-flopped twice within a span of about three hours on support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Democrats were livid.

The McConnell campaign responded the rest of the week by trolling McGrath, her campaign, and other Democrats.

The campaign ended its week by offering up some new merch that capitalized on McGrath’s flip flops:

These might even be better than the Cocaine Mitch t-shirt. Heh.

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Wha Happened?! Trump Comes to the Chivalrous Defense of Pelosi: ‘For Them to Call Her a Racist is a Disgrace’

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For those of you who have — in the words of the Rolling Stones — “sympathy for the devil,” here’s a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Lafee-Bridal-Luxury-Overwear-Outwear/dp/B078C6KQ9G/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=fur+coat&qid=1562969849&s=gateway&sr=8-16

That’s so you can purchase Satan a fur coat — though I’m not sure Prime delivers to hell.

And yes, it’s a man’s garment. If there’s one thing we know about the Master of Evil, it’s that he’s most certainly male.

The reason for your benevolence? Hell has frozen over — Donald Trump has come to the defense of Nancy Pelosi.

I guess the eccentric billionaire is far more gracious than he’s been given credit for.

In his defense, though, he was using it to lambaste Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Speaking to reporters Friday, The Donald slammed AOC and crew due to shots fired toward the House Majority Leader in their feud which purportedly began with Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley refusing to endorse the $4.6 billion Pelosi-supported border bill (see more here).

It should also be noted, however, that — generally — fights don’t start with something such as the above. I assume there was contention brewing before the vote.

Here’s Trump:

“I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her. And you know what? I don’t think that Nancy can let that go on.”

I believe he’s right.

Nancy seems made of steel. And despite the negative press over the ordeal, she made clear Thursday: “Regrets is something I don’t do” (here).

The President grazed something with which I agree: Alexandria isn’t very respectful toward others in Congress, including those much, much older and more experienced than she.

I’ve said it before — it’s as if someone is whispering into her ear: “Pssst. You just magically know everything, despite the fact that you know nothing. Embrace the magic. Tell everyone how everything is. Save the world with the stuff you (don’t in any way, shape, or form) know.”

Nancy ain’t much for it.

And Alexandria is really testing her.

From The Washington Post:

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday.
“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Trump continued:

“[Alexandria] should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect. She should not be doing what she’s doing.”

And Pelosi may be a lot of things; but, if you ask the Leader of the Free World, a racist isn’t one:

“And I’ll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do: She is not a racist, okay? She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”

So there ya go — it’s snowing in hell. The head Republican defended the head Democrat. In Washington. In America.

But I was just kiddin’ about sending Lucifer a coat over Trump’s comments. It was, of course, a ruse. As we all know — because we’ve been told for over three years — Donald Trump is the devil.

-ALEX

 

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