23 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-24-19

  1. So he’s admitting he doesn’t care about and won’t enforce the law.

    Like every other Democrat.

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  2. Release it…….

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/23/trey-gowdy-transcript-mueller-papadopoulos/

    “Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that his “perspective” of the special counsel’s investigation changed after he saw a transcript of an interaction between the FBI and a Trump campaign associate believed to be George Papadopoulos.

    “I was supportive of [Robert] Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did, but when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective,” Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.””

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    “Gowdy, who served on the House Intelligence Committee before leaving office in January, said in a May 19 interview on Fox News that the public would likely see the transcript as a “game-changer” if it was ever released.

    Gowdy said Sunday the mysterious transcripts were not provided to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which approved four FBI surveillance warrants against Carter Page, another Trump campaign adviser. The applications cited information from the unverified Steele dossier and also mentioned Papadopoulos.”

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  3. Remember folks, the Deep State is a myth.

    Time to purge this clown.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/officials-accuse-dhs-chief-kevin-mcaleenan-of-leaking-ice-raids-plan-to-sabotage-operation

    “Officials accuse DHS chief Kevin McAleenan of leaking ICE raids plan to sabotage operation”

    “This week’s big leak about a major Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation was orchestrated by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an effort to sabotage the raids before they were scheduled to take place, according to three current and two former senior administration officials.

    In a move he said was to placate Democrats, President Trump announced on Saturday that the nationwide immigration enforcement operation planned to start Sunday — aimed at migrant families who illegally remain in the country despite being denied asylum — was called off to give lawmakers two weeks to work on a plan to fix legal “loopholes” he said have enticed migrants to come to the U.S.

    However, all five officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner confirmed McAleenan’s decision to go rogue and stymie the operation was what prompted the White House to call off the 10-city operation.

    The planned raids in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, and Houston, were first reported by the Washington Post on Friday.

    The sources said only a small number of people in the White House, ICE, and DHS were even aware of the plan’s details, including which cities, the date and time, and who would be targeted.

    Two officials said the acting secretary, who was promoted internally in April, had fought for months during closed-door discussions with White House officials, the former acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello, and the new acting ICE Director Mark Morgan against the plan, which they noted was similar to one the Obama administration carried out in 2015.

    “I know he has not approved of this operation for months,” one person familiar with those private conversations said during a phone call Saturday night. “The president wouldn’t leak that. ICE wouldn’t leak that. There’s only a few people involved in these discussions … The only one who could have shared the details of those operations were Kevin.”

    “That’s our belief,” a second official said when asked if McAleenan was behind the leak. “The secretary was not supportive from day one.”

    The first official said McAleenan may have leaked it so that he could “be the martyr” in the face of anticipated blowback in the future.

    A third official claimed McAleenan “cares more about what liberals and ‘Never Trumpers’ in Congress and the media think of him the achieving the express mission of his department.”

    “[T]his will leave an un-erasable mark on his tenure,” the third official wrote in a text message Saturday evening.”

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  4. The Human Gaffe Machine strikes again. 🙂

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/biden-compares-trumps-election-to-the-assassinations-of-mlk-jr-and-bobby-kennedy/

    “Biden Compares Trump’s Election to the Assassinations of MLK Jr. and Bobby Kennedy”

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    “On Saturday, Biden sat for his first cable news interview since launching his campaign, speaking at length with Rev. Al Sharpton during MSNBC’s coverage of the South Carolina Democratic Convention.

    During that interview, Biden was speaking about criminal justice reform when he expressed hope that public pressure could help to get things done.

    “There’s so much we can do, and it’s within our capacity to do it,” Biden said. “That’s the interesting thing.”

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    Yep. And Trump’s already done it.

    You’re welcome.

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  5. Condi puts the race baiter from NBC in her place.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/22/condi-rice-nbc-reporter-knock-off-questions-american-racism/

    “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with NBC News reporter Sheinelle Jones Thursday for an interview during the Third Hour Today show. It probably didn’t turn out exactly as Jones hoped the interview would turn out.

    Jones was hell-bent on pursuing a line of questioning about racism in Trump’s America. If Sheinelle Jones had done her homework before the interview, though, she would have known better than to try to get Condi Rice to blame the woes of the world on racism in America, or specifically President Trump. That’s not how Ms. Rice lives. Throughout her years in public service, Condoleezza Rice has acknowledged racism in America but always points to the progress made between white America and black America. She doesn’t play the victim card.

    Rice grew up in Birmingham, Alabama during the days of Jim Crow. She knows what she is talking about.

    NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones told Rice “there are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race” and said others feel that America is currently a “divisive environment.”

    Rice quickly responded, “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past.”

    “I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good,” Rice continued. “This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”

    Not satisfied, Jones pressed Rice to blame President Trump for racial divides in America. It starts with him, you know, was her premise. Sheinelle Jones defaulted to the same reason all Trump critics do when looking to blame the president for something – Trump’s rhetoric. That’s when Condi Rice told the reporter that enough was enough with this nonsense.

    “Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” Rice said. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people… but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”

    It is as though Jones got her questions for this interview directly from the DNC talking points. She asked about President Trump’s acknowledgment that he might listen to information offered by foreign entities during the heat of a presidential campaign. Jones went so far as to say that Trump is putting a “For Sale” sign on the upcoming election. Rice again batted that question away by criticizing the reporter for overstating the concern voiced by Trump critics.”

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    It seems like that because it is like that. They all use the Dem talking points.

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  6. And again……

    Ewwwwww……….

    Let’s see…… tax fraud, immigration fraud, marriage fraud (bigamy)………

    Why it’s almost like calling her a fraud is an accurate description.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dozens-of-documents-indicate-ilhan-omar-lived-with-ahmed-hirsi-while-claiming-to-be-married-to-ahmed-elmi

    “Dozens of documents indicate Ilhan Omar lived with Ahmed Hirsi while claiming to be married to Ahmed Elmi”

    “Dozens of official documents suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was living with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, throughout her entire legal marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, contradicting the story she tells to explain her multiple marriages.

    Omar tells her marital history in the following way:

    2002: Omar married Hirsi in a faith ceremony, but never legally married.

    2008: Omar and Hirsi “decided to end our relationship in our faith tradition. ”

    Early 2009: Omar legally married Elmi.

    2011: Omar and Elmi religiously divorced.

    2011: Omar and Hirsi reconciled.

    2017: Omar and Elmi belatedly obtained a legal divorce.

    2018: Omar and Hirsi legally married.

    A paper trail of legal documents, however, undermines Omar’s claim that her marriage to Elmi, a British citizen, came during a split from Hirsi. All available evidence suggests that her legal marriage to Elmi notwithstanding, Omar has always been in marital relationship with Hirsi.

    Public documents, for instance, place Hirsi and Omar living in a home together in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2009, the year Elmi and Omar married, and two years before Omar claims she reconciled with Hirsi.

    In legal documents, including 24 traffic violations and misdemeanor charges against Hirsi obtained by the Washington Examiner, Hirsi listed his address at a single Cedar Riverside address consistently in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Four minor cases against Omar show that in 2007, 2009, and 2012, she listed her address at the same Cedar Riverside address.

    Specifically, local courts listed this address for both Omar and Hirsi in separate traffic violations in mid-2009, the year Omar and Elmi married.

    Omar declined to answer the Washington Examiner’s questions on the matter, and her congressional office declined a request to speak.

    Local media accounts also undermine the idea that Omar and Hirsi split. A 2013 article in the Twin Cities Daily Planet says Omar and Hirsi “moved to North Dakota so that Omar could finish her bachelor’s degree in political science.” Omar began at North Dakota State University in the autumn of 2009 and completed in 2011, the years during which she was allegedly married to Elmi, both legally and religiously.”

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  7. Again, they’re missing the Ewwwww! factor.

    But at least they provide a helpful guide to the latest terminology.

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/24/psychologists-cant-figure-out-hardly-anyone-wants-to-date-a-trans-person/

    “Psychologists Can’t Figure Out Hardly Anyone Wants To Date A Trans Person”

    “A recent Journal of Social and Personal Relationships study found that nearly 90 percent of survey respondents are not interested in dating transgender people. In a Psychology Today article on the study, coauthor Karen Blair implies these findings demonstrate significant discrimination—or at least an unwillingness to be inclusive—in dating.

    However, instead of pointing out the obvious truth that biological cues are foundational for sexual and romantic attraction, the author goes to great lengths to convey sympathy for the exclusion of transgenders in the dating field as if it’s merely a social justice issue. This is yet another avenue progressives are using to encourage others to deny biological reality and normalize abnormal behaviors.

    Blair explains that she and a colleague asked 1,000 survey participants, “Would you consider as a potential dating partner (check all that apply):

    a cisgender woman [someone who lives as her sex]
    a cisgender man [someone who lives as his sex]
    a transgender woman [a man who tries to look like a woman]
    a transgender man [a woman who tries to look like a man]
    a person with a non-binary gender identification” [someone who tries to look neither male nor female]
    The results showed “87.5% of the participants who were asked this very question only checked off the cisgender options and excluded transgender and non-binary individuals from their hypothetical dating pool.”

    Blair explains how important finding love is to happiness. Hardly anyone would disagree with her there. Then she goes on to say, “If very few people are willing to date trans people, what does this mean for their health and well-being? If trans and non-binary people lack access to one of the most stable sources of social support, this could explain some of the existing health disparities within trans communities.”

    Instead of analyzing why this might be the case, or what it might say about the transgender movement, Blair immediately assumes trans people are being actively excluded, even discriminated against. Obviously, her logic goes, nearly 900 people are wrong.”

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  8. Like I said above….. they all use the Democrat talking points, but commie TPs will work too.

    Birds of a feather and all……

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/20/if-the-media-dont-want-to-be-called-propagandists-they-need-to-stop-publishing-chinese-and-russian-propaganda/

    “If Media Don’t Want To Be Called Propagandists, They Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda”

    “The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria of the last few years gains some real perspective when you consider that they are more than willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.”

    “If you ever spend any time in the Washington D.C. area, there’s a good chance you’ll come across a publication known as China Daily. In appearance, it’s a newspaper. In reality, it is official propaganda from the Chinese government that Communist Party officials deem appropriate for influencing those inside the Beltway. You can find it all over downtown D.C. in newspaper boxes. Large stacks of free copies are also dropped off directly at offices all over the city.

    Even better, if you subscribe to the Washington Post, you can get communist propaganda delivered straight to your doorstep for a fee. A few times a year, the Post comes wrapped in a special advertising supplement called China Watch that, again, does its best to approximate a legitimate newspaper. But underneath the masthead in fine print, it reads: “This supplement, prepared by China Daily, People’s Republic of China, did not involve the news or editorial departments of the Washington Post.”

    Anyway, you may have recently heard about how two million people out of a population of seven million in Hong Kong recently protested in the streets against the Communist Party’s attempt to further snuff out their little pocket of freedom. Here’s how China Daily is reporting what happened:

    Parents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took to the streets on Sunday to urge US politicians to not interfere with the SAR’s extradition amendments and its internal affairs.

    The protest, organized by several Hong Kong social groups, also condemned foreign entities for misleading young people in the city.

    Among these social groups was an alliance of more than 30 local political, business and legal dignitaries who support the proposed amendments to the SAR’s extradition law. They marched outside the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao, calling on the US to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

    The whole article is a damnable lie, and yet, as far as I know, the brave truth-tellers at the Washington Post have been taking money to distribute this kind of bilge at least since 2011.

    Of course, in recent years we’ve been subject to endless preening from journalists about “fake news” and their renewed commitment as truth tellers. The Washington Post even adopted the slogan “Democracy Dies In Darkness.” We can argue what this metaphorical “darkness” is supposed to be, but democracy literally dies in oppressive communist regimes.

    Further, the Post has spent the better part of a year attacking the Trump administration for its inadequate response to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom apparently killed one of the Post’s writers, Jamal Khashoggi. Regardless of the Post’s Pollyanna-ish denial of Khashoggi’s questionable activism masquerading as journalism, his murder was appalling and the Saudis’ general human rights record is terrible.

    It’s not hard to see why the paper would be thundering about injustice here. However, that argument is harder to make when a venerable institution such as the Post is so untroubled by the world’s worst human rights abuser that it distributes their propaganda.

    Just to wrap your head around the hypocrisy, note that last November 29, the Post published yet another advertising insert from China Watch:

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  9. The same thing the left has planned, and is currently attempting, here.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/borderless-lauren-southerns-final-documentary-explores-the-migration-crisis/

    “Borderless Documentary

    The documentary takes a harsh look at the financial and social cost of illegal immigration and human trafficking between North Africa and Southern Europe. The movie makes an important delineation between war refugees and economic migrants. This is important because it’s fairly clear that the European Union does not.

    The attitude and narrative of the EU are such that it’s quite difficult to openly discuss criticism for unrestrained immigration from the middle east and north African countries without being accused of racism. The issue has remained highly contentious in Europe since before the 2015 Paris attacks against Charlie Hebdo and has become one of the prominent issues fueling the rise of the European far-right.

    The most interesting thing about Borderless‘s conclusion on the issue is how sympathetic it watcher becomes towards economic migrants. It’s revealed in interviews with several of the migrants that most of them are middle-class people from across the middle east who were lied to, who paid thousands of dollars to ship passage to Europe and were told that Europe was a paradise only to realize that they were duped. Many of the migrants we meet in the interviews talk about wishing they’d stayed home instead of leaving.

    The movie’s most damning conclusion is ultimately that illegal migration is a money laundering scheme. We see it play out in the film as one prominent NGO known as Emergency Response Centre International gets caught during their investigation revealing to have laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars from the thousands of refugees they’d picked up with the implication that other NGOs do much worse.

    It’s also revealed that other NGOs teach many of the economic migrants how to lie in order to get into Europe as refugees.

    The documentary ultimately concludes that the migration issue is being propped up cynically by people seeking to profit off of human suffering. As a result, Europe is flooded with cheap labor that hurts lower class Europeans, radically changes the culture, creatures mutual hostility between Secular European culture and Islam and leaves many of the migrants in a poor state. In the end, nobody wins except for the corrupt profiteers.

    It’s a credit to Lauren that the movie is as sympathetic as it is. It would’ve been easier to dismiss the film as mere nativist propaganda if it had been the case that she claimed that everyone coming over was merely seeking to purposely destroy European culture but the portrait she creates is quite surprising.

    Her experience investigating the Migrant crisis is invaluable in a time when the only two options on the table seem to be an Open-Borders European Union or a far-right fascist resurgence. While the movie offers few solutions to the crisis beyond breaking up corrupt government/charity schemes that are profiting off the crisis, it does do good to properly explore the actual problems at play.”

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    Here’s the documentary.

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  10. THIS is CNN……

    Totally biased to save those House seats for Democrats.

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    And……

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  11. And let’s add known perjurer to the list of accurate descriptions for Omar.

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    And again…… Ewwwwww…… Or just flat out fraud and giving false statements. Neither option is a good look.

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  12. Curiouser and curiouser.

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  14. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/democrats-leftist-bidding-war-accelerates-part-two.php

    DEMOCRATS’ LEFTIST BIDDING WAR ACCELERATES, PART TWO
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    Health care is an issue of utmost importance to many Americans, and polling suggests that, by a considerable margin, voters trust Democrats more than Republicans to handle the issue. But according to this report in the Washington Post, Democratic presidential candidates, by talking so much about “Medicare for all,” aren’t hitting the sweet spot on health care. Instead, they are missing the point.

    Based on public opinion research, the Post finds that voters are focused not on providing health insurance coverage to every American, but on paying less for their own health care. Imagine that.

    Why are Democratic candidates missing the sweet spot? Probably in large part because they are engaged in a bidding war for support from the Party’s left-wing base. …

    … Because competition is the best way to lower costs, Republicans should have the upper hand when it comes to this issue. Unfortunately, most voters probably don’t see it that way. …
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  15. The original story that prompted the above post:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/voters-have-big-health-care-worries-but-not-the-ones-democrats-are-talking-about/2019/06/21/5c4a353e-8d22-11e9-adf3-f70f78c156e8_story.html

    Voters have big health-care worries, but not the ones Democrats are talking about

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    Medicare-for-all. Medicare for all who want it. Health care as a form of freedom. As they campaign, most of the 23 Democratic candidates for president are trumpeting bold ideas to achieve the party’s long-held dream of ushering in health coverage for every American.

    The problem is that many voters are not focused on such lofty goals. They want something simpler — to pay less for their own health care. …

    … The disconnect between those views and candidates’ talking points has left voters such as Democrat Ron Jungling of Raleigh, N.C., eager for a nominee who can defeat President Trump — but feeling his party is not speaking to him on a centrally important issue.

    “I don’t think it’s probably the right time to push Medicare-for-all,” said Jungling, 57, an electrical engineer whose wife, an insurance broker, has enrolled uninsured clients in Affordable Care Act health plans. His in-laws just went into an assisted-living facility that costs $20,000 a month.

    “Medicare-for-all would be great if we could do the other side of the coin — get the cost down,” Jungling said. “I don’t see that happening here.” …

    … According to pollsters, policy analysts and political strategists, the Democrats’ emphasis on Medicare expansion plans is partly a missed opportunity and partly a reflection of the slice of the electorate that participates in Democratic primaries.

    Candidates are failing to recognize that “the debate is not going to be 2008 or ’16 over again. It’s going to be about the price of insulin, hospital charges and insurance premiums, with, ‘What are you going to do about them for me?’ ” said Robert J. Blendon, a Harvard University professor of health policy and political analysis who studies public opinion on health care. …
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  16. This is next level pandering folks.

    Not to be outdone by the rest of the reparations crowd……

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/elizabeth-warren-proposes-refund-equality-act-to-give-lgbtq-past-tax-refunds/#more-287239

    “Elizabeth Warren Proposes Refund Equality Act to Give LGBTQ Past Tax Refunds

    Where do we stop with the reparations?”

    “Reparations for all the people!

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposed the Refund Equality Act in order to provide past tax refunds to LGBTQ couples. From NBC News:

    “The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade,” Warren said in a statement. “We need to call out that discrimination and to make it right — Congress should pass the Refund Equality Act immediately.”

    A report by the Joint Committee on Taxation released Tuesday estimated that taxpayers who were in same-sex marriages prior to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 would be eligible for up to $57 million in refunds. Warren introduced a version of the bill in 2017.

    The Supreme Court “struck down the Defense of Marriage Act” in 2013, which then allowed gay couples “to file joint federal tax returns.” Then in 2015, the Court legalized same-sex marriage in America.”

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    It’s pandertastic!

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  17. Like I keep saying….. it’s all the same, there is no difference. And it’s all propaganda.

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  18. Here’s some breaking news according to one of our local stations today:

    ~ According to a new survey, 23 to 33 percent of women admit they’ve scheduled a date with someone they aren’t interested in just to get a free meal. ~

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  19. Project Veritas strikes again.

    And as always with the full, unedited footage and leaked documents as well.

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    https://www.dailywire.com/news/48785/undercover-video-google-exec-suggests-google-james-barrett

    “In a secretly recorded discussion, Jen Gennai — head of Google’s “Responsible Innovation” team, which monitors the responsible implementation of A.I. technologies — describes to undercover reporters for Project Veritas the rationale behind the company’s A.I. principles.

    “The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it,” says Gennai.

    “The people who voted for the current president do not agree with our definition of fairness,” adds Gennai, who describes herself on Twitter as “championing ethics and fairness in technology, and diversity in teams.”

    Google, she suggests, is “training our algorithms” to “prevent” 2016 from happening again. “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google,” she says. “And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”

    “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was — the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over — so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again,” she says in another clip. “We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?””

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  20. Thanks Dems and RINOs!

    You built this.

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