28 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-15-19

  1. Oh, look at that….

    Trump was right again, and the media was wrong. Again.

    And the word they’re looking for is stolen, not “mismanaging.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-media-savaged-trump-when-he-claimed-puerto-rico-officials-were-mismanaging-disaster-aid-but-he-was-right

    “Remember when President Trump claimed in April that “corrupt or incompetent” Puerto Rico officials had badly bungled relief efforts following 2017’s Hurricane Maria?

    Remember how poorly politicos and journalists reacted to the president’s allegation, claiming that he was lying or being plain racist?

    Well, it looks like the president was right. Puerto Rican officials were arrested this week on charges that they stole aid money, the Washington Examiner’s Tim Pearce reported:

    The FBI has arrested two former Puerto Rico officials for funneling disaster aid payments to politically connected contractors.

    The Wednesday arrests have prompted concern on Capitol Hill that the island’s corruption will blunt the effectiveness of a recently passed disaster aid bill. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., has called for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, according to the Washington Post.

    The FBI indictment charges Puerto Rico’s former Education Secretary Julia Keleher, former Health Insurance Agency Chief Ángela Ávila-Marrero, and four others with crimes related to grifting U.S. disaster aid. Keleher and Ávila-Marrero both served in Rosselló’s administration before leaving in April and June, respectively. Rosselló himself is not under investigation. Grijalva is the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, which is overseeing the recovery effort on the island from Hurricane Maria in 2017. ”

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    ““Donald Trump’s lie-filled rage tweets … continue a Trump pattern that mirrors a method that white supremacists have used throughout American history,” the level-headed Charles Blow theorized in his usually clunky and near-incomprehensible prose in the New York Times. “Particularly present since Reconstruction, this method involves proclaiming that minorities lack the character and capacity to create effective government, and therefore minority-led jurisdictions are a hopeless drain on resources.”

    Sarah Jones said elsewhere for New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, “Trump’s long-standing antipathy for people of color is germane to his rhetoric on Puerto Rico. When he speaks, you don’t have to strain to hear the undertones for what they are. Stereotypes that depict poor people of color as moochers, takers, and welfare queens have been around a long time, and they’ve informed immigration and welfare reform stances in both major parties at various points in their histories.”

    “The argument that immigrants are violent job thieves stems from this source and so, too, do Trump’s falsehoods about Puerto Rico,” she added.

    The Washington Post’s Philip Bump wrote, “[Trump has] repeatedly complained that the funding going to the island was being wasted or spent to pay down that debt, without evidence.”

    “Trump always saw Puerto Rico’s government as questionable and wasteful and then apparently seized on that idea to rationalize his arguments that the island was receiving too much money,” Bump added.

    Surely they will all print follow-ups, acknowledging the oversight, admitting that the president and his allies were correct about Puerto Rican relief efforts being stymied by corrupt local officials.

    Any minute now…”

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    Don’t hold your breath. They don’t posses the kind of decency required to admit when you’re wrong.

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  2. Nothing going on in politics since Trump’s July 4 speech. And it wasn’t supposed to be political.
    Democrats are constantly complaining about what’s happening, but doing nothing to fix it.
    This will go on for a while longer. I don’t know how long.
    But summary, there is no news.

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  3. Huh. All to Democrats.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jeffrey-epstein-donated-democrats-1990s-early-2000s/story?id=64255485&cid=social_twitter_abcnp

    “Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy financier charged with sex trafficking, has been a prolific donor to various Democratic campaigns and party committees over the past couple decades, including contributions to some who are now calling for the resignation of a Trump cabinet member who cut a deal for Epstein in a similar case more than a decade earlier.

    One of the biggest beneficiaries of Epstein’s contributions was then-Senate hopeful Hillary Clinton, who received $20,000 from him in 1999 through her joint fundraising committee with the Democratic Party, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign also received $1,000 from Epstein in 1992.

    The Clintons, along with President Donald Trump, were among Epstein’s vast network of high-profile rich and famous people who helped the former Wall Street insider turned private wealth manager rise to prominence in the early 2000s.

    John Kerry, Hillary Clinton’s successor as former President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, also was a recipient of Epstein’s donations during his time as a U.S. senator in Massachusetts in the 1990s and early 2000s.

    Kerry’s spokesperson told ABC News in a statement that Kerry hasn’t had an active campaign account or political operation for more than a decade and did not know Eptstein personally.”

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  4. The media can’t pin it on Trump…..

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    So instead, they ignore it. So biased, as always.

    https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/07/15/molotov-man-antifa-hero/

    “The media is still treating this as almost a local news story, and we’re not seeing much of anything in the way of “deep analysis” of the attack. But if they did show any such interest, particularly as to how Van Spronsen was “radicalized,” you don’t need to look much further than the manifesto. He refers to ICE detention centers as “concentration camps.” In fact, he uses that phrase nearly a half dozen times. This is straight out of the playbook of AOC’s crew and several of the 2020 candidates as well.

    So where are all the warnings about “incendiary language” and incitement leading to violence? Or does that only apply if someone is deemed “right wing” these days? Nevermind… I think I just answered my own question.”

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  5. Oh, and CNN praised and promoted the bomber and his group in the past. The bomber is at :04 in the tan pants.

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  6. Here’s Newsweek doing it too.

    They love them some radicals. It’s all fun and games until they start bombing ICE facilities, like this weekend.

    https://www.newsweek.com/redneck-revolt-left-wing-activists-protect-minorities-guns-760923

    “The word redneck is typically used to insult a white person from a poor, rural background, a demographic that tends to be politically conservative. But now a group of far-left activists is reclaiming the word and using it to spark a working-class movement that promotes social justice and protects minorities.

    Redneck Revolt’s website says it aims to put “the red back in redneck,” a reference to the use of the color red to represent communists and other members of the far left.

    Similar to the grassroots vigilantes who attended the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past summer, members of Redneck Revolt can often be found at protests armed to the teeth. But instead of protecting far-right white supremacists, members of Redneck Revolt provide protection for minority groups such as Black Lives Matter and other groups fighting for equality and justice.

    They are a national network of community defense projects that, unlike many people on the left, advocate for the right to bear arms. Since the group was founded in 2016, around 45 branches of Redneck Revolt have emerged in more than 30 U.S. states, the group says. Their aim is to respond to the upsurge in extremist rhetoric and violence coming from white supremacist groups over the past year.

    “The current political environment has seen armed militias intimidating people as they go into their mosques to pray, violent white nationalists attacking people in the street, Nazis openly calling for genocide all across the country, and political wavering around whether white nationalism is a defensible political ideology,” the group said in a press release sent to Newsweek.

    It went on, “Redneck Revolt members recognize how real the threats of violence have become because of the friends and loved ones they’ve already lost, and they organize in community defense as both an obligation and a commitment to defend each other.”

    But the organization isn’t only focused on guns. It also aims to bring members of the working class together across racial divides. Its activities include clothing drives, potlucks, farming and gardening, as well as providing training in safety and survival.”

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    Oh, well then that makes the bombings and violence OK?

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  7. Reality sucks. Keep in mind this is also the guy who built the “cages” everyone is so bent about. Barry built that, but now that Trump follows suit, it’s a problem for the hypocritical left.

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  8. Awwww man. Looks like they’re gonna be one term wonders. 🙂

    We’ll have to find our entertainment elsewhere.

    Oh, and since this poll was all Democrats, are they racists now too, because they clearly dislike her as much as the right does?

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/49475/not-typo-democrat-poll-shows-what-voters-think-ryan-saavedra

    “A new internal Democrat poll in swing districts released on Sunday showed that socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are extremely unpopular and that they may cost the Democratic Party the presidency and the House in 2020.

    “Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view,” Axios reported. “Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.”

    “Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%,” Axios added, whereas “capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.”

    The firm that conducted the poll gave the results to Axios on the condition that it not be named because it works “with all parts of the party.”

    A top Democrat involved in the 2020 congressional races told Axios: “If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk. [S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races. Socialism is toxic to these voters.”

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  9. File this under “True things the media will never air for political reasons.”

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  10. AJ – Have there been reports of the Redneck Revolt as a group bombing or attacking anyone? That Van Spronsen did so does not necessarily reflect on the rest of them.

    Elsewhere in that article says:

    “But the organization isn’t only focused on guns. It also aims to bring members of the working class together across racial divides. Its activities include clothing drives, potlucks, farming and gardening, as well as providing training in safety and survival.It also claims to have members representing a variety of political ideologies, including libertarians, anarchists, communists and independents. But the members share the goal of countering the growth of white supremacist movements and building solidarity among diverse members of the working class and the poor. . . .

    In an open letter the group uses for recruitment, Redneck Revolt asks working-class white people to consider the minorities who often work beside them and reflect on their shared interests.

    “Redneck Revolt believes that real working-class solidarity will come from working alongside each other in person and in our everyday lives, not in the sterile conversations of privilege in college classrooms, or in the phony hand-wringing of politicians,” the group said.”

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  11. Context? Orange Man Bad.

    Bwahahahaha!!!

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  12. Chas, there’s always news. 🙂

    Well, it is encouraging that congressional terms are only two years. Some of these newbies excel most at behaving obnoxiously.

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  13. Kizzie,

    Don’t be so open minded that your brain falls out. You are taking the word of Antifa, who are the real fascists by the way, as well as communistic in nature. The same guy and group (who also didn’t disavow the guy after his first violent outbursts) responsible for Antifa violence in the past.

    This is just one example. Same guy, same group. They’re into way more than what they allege.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-police-armed-man-throwing-incendiary-devices-shot-outside-ice-detention-center/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

    “A protest outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma last year drew headlines when a 68-year-old man wrapped his arms around a police officer’s throat and shoulders in an apparent attempt to free another protester.

    When police got the man into handcuffs, they found a collapsible baton and knife in his pocket, leading to criminal charges.

    Early Saturday morning, that man, Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, returned to the Northwest Detention Center, the holding facility for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, this time armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, according to Tacoma police.”

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    Their roots.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/147689/confessions-former-left-wing-gun-nut

    “Citing historical examples going back to the labor battles of the 1920s, the Civil Rights era, and the coalminer strike featured in the film Harlan Country USA, Raymond argued that it’s time for another wave of armed left-wing activity. Indeed, he claimed that one was already afoot, noting recent armed activism on the left, such as the John Brown Gun Club, a nationwide network comprised mostly of activists rooted in the ultra-left and anarchist subcultures, founded by some of those same radicals from Kansas I once knew. Brown, the anti-slavery militant who led the raid on Harpers Ferry in an attempt to start an armed insurrection against the government, is the white militant left’s patron saint.

    In June 2016, the John Brown Gun Club gave its network a name: Redneck Revolt. There are 32 chapters across the U.S. and counting. The group describes itself on its website as an “anti-racist, anti-fascist community defense formation.” On the internet you’ll find dozens of images of Redneck Revolt members wearing flannels and Army-issued fatigues and tactical vests, brandishing tricked-out AR-15’s, side arms, walky-talkies, and other gear. Some of them showed up with their weapons at Charlottesville last year, ostensibly to take an oppositional stand or to keep the peace. Mostly it was to just tell the world, “Hey, we exist.”

    It’s sometimes difficult to tell them apart from the neo-Nazis they oppose. The first clue is their signature red bandana, which is actually where the term “redneck” originally comes from, after the bandana-clad West Virginia miners who fought in the Battle of Blair Mountain in the 1920s. But the term also signals their antipathy toward “upper class urban liberals,” and their “pride in our class as well as a pride in resistance to bosses, politicians, and all those that protect domination and tyranny.” In this, they sound like reactionaries. However, they do call for the “total liberation of all working people, regardless of skin color, religious background, sexual orientation, gender, country of birth.” There are a number of women among them, and even a few people of color. And I suspect that not a few of them come from upper-class, urban-liberal homes themselves.

    Still, the logic behind arming the left is confused. Do the people advocating for armed self-defense against tyranny actually think a toe-to-toe battle with the government will occur? Do they imagine a scenario where left-wing militias will rove around the Midwest or the South or upstate New York defending “the weak” against enemy militias? Do they think anyone will join them?

    At the height of my zealotry, I was convinced any or all of the above scenarios were not only likely, but imminent. It’s a well-worn fantasy. You surround yourself with fellow believers and read the same rhetoric from the same voices and feel a sense of duty and pride that you are part of an elect. You ignore any evidence to the contrary, and scorn mainstream sources that peddle it. It’s a dangerous example of confirmation bias. Cults operate in a similar way. “

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  14. More….

    https://granitegrok.com/blog/2018/09/antifa-linked-leftists-call-for-violent-action-if-kavanaugh-confirmed

    “Angry, violent leftists (that’s redundant) are promising to be angry and violent if they don’t get their way.

    One Twitter user, claiming to be a member of the far-left militia organization, Redneck Revolt, quote tweeted (archived here) Emily saying that he “didn’t join Redneck revolt for no reason”, the implication of course being that he is “down” for armed political violence.”

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    https://farleftwatch.com/armed-leftists-call-for-violent-strike-if-kavanaugh-is-confirmed/

    “Redneck Revolt is mostly comprised of Communist, Socialists, and other far-left activists. They claim to have over 30 active cells nationwide and until recently they offered a downloadable guerrilla warfare manual on their website that included sections on “kidnapping”, “executions”, and “terrorism”.

    The recent spike is violent rhetoric from the far-left is not a departure from the norm, it is a return to it. Far-left political ideologies, like all forms of authoritarianism, are fully dependent on the use of violence from their proponents and ultimately from the state which they always seek to expand and grant more centralized power. Considering that just over a year ago a far-left extremist opened fire on a GOP Congressional baseball practice game, I sincerely hope our reporting results in an investigation by the authorities.”

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  15. More……

    “Advocate for violence”

    https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2018/09/12/antifa-groups-advocating-violence-assassination-trump-still-live-twitter/

    “Far Left Watch also noted that Antifa accounts that typically advocate for extreme violence are also still on Twitter, such as “Redneck Revolt”:

    There are endless examples of far-left extremist groups using their social media accounts to advocate for political violence but one more that warrants a mention is Redneck Revolt. This paramilitary organization claims to have over 30 active cells nationwide and until recently they offered a downloadable guerrilla warfare manual on their website that included sections on “kidnapping”, “executions”, and “terrorism”.”

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    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/antifa-movement-anti-trump-politics-nazi/

    “Yet joining up with the well-established networks of antifascists and anarchists is a new generation of militant organizers. In Portland, Rose City Antifa’s coalition at this weekend’s pro-Trump rally will include the local chapter of Redneck Revolt, a national network whose outreach has targeted right-wing militia members.

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    Some members of the Bastards Motorcyle Club with other activist bikersCourtesy of Steven “Chavez” Parker

    One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon, is bracing for more violence. On Sunday, over the mayor’s objection, a right-wing group will hold a pro-Trump “free speech rally,” while anti-fascist activists are preparing to protest the gathering.

    It’s a pattern that has played out across the country since the election: Pro-Trump events from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Berkeley, California, attract white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Klansmen along with other provocateurs from the so-called “alt-right.” And, predictably, “antifa” counterprotesters mask up to oppose them—often physically.

    Yet joining up with the well-established networks of antifascists and anarchists is a new generation of militant organizers. In Portland, Rose City Antifa’s coalition at this weekend’s pro-Trump rally will include the local chapter of Redneck Revolt, a national network whose outreach has targeted right-wing militia members.

    Redneck Revolt is just one among a handful of left-wing groups that have pledged to resist emboldened white supremacists and right-wing extremists through “direct action” that sometimes goes beyond nonviolent protest—including picking up arms. Some see themselves as the heirs of ’60s radicals like the Black Panthers, while others look to the antifa movement for inspiration.”

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  16. Thank you for the further information. And don’t worry, my brains are not gonna fall out. That’s why I asked you if there were any other bad reports on them rather than merely taking the one article at face value.

    One question in one of the posts above could apply to some people on the right, too: “Do the people advocating for armed self-defense against tyranny actually think a toe-to-toe battle with the government will occur?”

    When Obama was president, there were some on the right who were calling for an armed militia to battle the government if need be. Maybe they’re still out there. Gun ownership skyrocketed with the fear that Obama would ban guns.

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  17. Or you could just visit their Twitter page.

    This is them, in their own words.

    THIS is who they are.

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    And there’s plenty more.

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  18. The reference to a motorcycle club above reminds me of something I saw on a local Facebook page this past week. A motorcycle club known as the Kingdom Warriors (sounds like a Christian group) were out on a ride when they came across a little girl’s lemonade stand in our town. They all stopped and bought lemonade from her. I thought that was sweet of them.

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    There’s a reference in that Mother Jone’s article (which was from 2017) that I don’t remember hearing about: “One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train. . .” Was that in the national news at the time? (It could have been, and I just have forgotten about it.)

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  19. Veith on Epstein:

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2019/07/a-major-scandal-about-to-break/

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    The Epstein Case Is a Major Scandal
    JULY 15, 2019 BY GENE VEITH

    … Billionaire hedge-fund manager Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted by New York federal prosecutors for the sex-trafficking of children. He is charged with molesting underaged girls–some as young as 14–and making them part of a sex network. This is not just another case of a prominent individual behaving badly. Epstein made the girls available to wealthy businessmen, celebrities, and politicians. …

    … Wikipedia quotes the Miami Herald: “[Epstein’s] plane records show that during the time he was abusing young girls, he was flying former President Bill Clinton, Harvard professors and administrators, Nobel-prize winning scientists, actresses, actors, philanthropists and a who’s who of wealthy and powerful people to his island.”

    Bill Clinton was a frequent flier on the Lolita Express, taking some 26 flights. Clinton claims he never went to the island and that he never knew about the “terrible crimes” for which Epstein has been indicted. Clinton claims that the trips were made on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, for which Epstein is a major funder. But on at least five of those flights, Clinton reportedly ditched the Secret Service contingent assigned to protect ex-presidents, which raises suspicions. …

    … In 2002, in a now embarrassing puff piece praising the financier, the New Yorker quoted Donald Trump: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” President Trump hasn’t been connected, as far as I know, to the Lolita Express or Pedophile Island. In fact, he reportedly banned Epstein from his Mar-A-Lago resort for sexually assaulting a young girl there.

    But though Epstein was a major donor to Democrats, the Trump administration has already been impacted. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta was the Florida prosecutor who in 2008 plea-bargained a prior case against Epstein. …

    … This new case is said to focus on particular sex-abuse crimes in New York, not covered by the Florida deal, but Epstein’s lawyers will insist that any new trial would constitute double jeopardy. We shall see, but prosecutors–as well as dogged investigative reporting from the Miami Herald‘s Julie K. Brown–are bringing the secrets to light. …
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  20. And he adds:

    ~ It will be interesting to see now who else will be brought down. Authorities have the log books of the Lolita Express. They have served a warrant at Epstein’s home, where they found thousands of documents, records, photos, and films. Some reports say that Epstein filmed the goings-on at his parties and at the island so as to have blackmail material, should he ever need it. ~

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  21. Another perceptive column by Peggy Noonan:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-2020-democrats-lack-hindsight-11561741814

    OPINION
    The 2020 Democrats Lack Hindsight
    They ignore reality and march in lockstep with their base. Did they learn anything from 2016?

    By Peggy Noonan
    June 28, 2019

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    … A gentleman of early middle age in Kansas City wrote to say he’d sat out the 2016 election because he was dissatisfied with both parties. But now he’s for Donald Trump, and the reason “runs deeper than politics.”

    America’s elites in politics, media and the academy have grown oblivious to “the average Joe’s intense disgust” at being morally instructed and “preached to.”

    “Every day, Americans are told of the endless ways they are falling short. If we don’t show the ‘proper’ level of understanding according to a talking head, then we are surely racist. If we don’t embrace every sanitized PC talking point, then we must be heartless. If we have the audacity to speak our mind, then we are most definitely a bigot.” These accusations are relentless.

    “We are jabbed like a boxer with no gloves on to defend us. And we are fed up. We are tired of being told we aren’t good enough.” He believes the American people are by nature kind and generous—“they would give you the shirt off their back if you were in trouble”—and that “in Donald Trump, voters found a massive sledgehammer that pulverizes the ridiculous notion that Americans aren’t good enough.” Mr. Trump doesn’t buy the guilt narrative.

    “It’s surely not about the man at this point. It stopped being about Trump long ago. It is about that counter-punch that has been missing from our culture for far too long.”

    The culture of accusation, he says, is breaking us apart. …

    … I have to say after a week of reading such letters that emotionally this cycle feels like 2016 all over again. Various facts are changed (no Mrs. Clinton) but the same basic dynamic pertains—the two Americas talking past each other, the social and cultural resentments, the great estrangement. It’s four years later but we’re re-enacting the trauma of 2016.

    And the Democrats again appear to be losing the thread. …

    (The Democratic candidates):

    They are, functionally, in terms of the effects of their stands, for open borders.

    They are in complete agreement with the abortion regime—no reservations or qualms, no sense of just or civilized limits.

    They’re all in on identity politics. One candidate warned against denying federally funded abortions to “a trans female.”

    Two said they would do away with all private health insurance. …

    … I’m wondering how the ultimate nominee thinks he or she will walk this all back. It is too extreme for America, and too extreme for the big parts of its old base that the Democrats forgot in 2016. …

    … If she (Elizabeth Warren) is extremely lucky Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won’t endorse her soon and make it worse. …

    … (The first debate): lively, spirited, at moments even soulful, and yet so detached from reality.
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  22. This…..

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    Lends even more credence to this…..

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  23. Trump is cracking down on asylum abuse.

    So of course, Dems will sue.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/49482/breaking-trump-admin-announces-major-change-asylum-ryan-saavedra

    “The Trump administration announced a major change in asylum policy on Monday that could lead to a drastic reduction in the number of people that are eligible for asylum who are attempting to enter the United States through the southern border.

    “The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey,” Fox News reported.”

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    “DHS noted that the change is meant to crack down on people who are abusing the asylum system as a way of getting around entering U.S. immigration laws.”

    “Only a small minority of these individuals, however, are ultimately granted asylum,” the statement said. “The large number of meritless asylum claims places an extraordinary strain on the nation’s immigration system, undermines many of the humanitarian purposes of asylum, has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis of human smuggling, and adversely impacts the United States’ ongoing diplomatic negotiations with foreign countries.”

    “This Rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border.”

    “This Rule will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground,” Barr added.

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  24. What are the asylum seekers seeking asylum from?
    Do they intend to bring whatever it is to a America?
    Looks like it, judging from the actions of four female congressladies.

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  25. They’re playing politics, so yank their tax exemption. This isn’t hard to rectify.

    https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/07/15/churches-offering-sanctuary-illegal-aliens-raid-didnt-happen/

    “Churches Offering Sanctuary To Illegal Aliens From Raid That Didn’t Happen”

    “Yesterday was supposed to be the start of the big ICE raids in cities across the country, with the agency rooting out illegal aliens who have ignored their lawful deportation orders for years. In anticipation of this, activists and politicians have been offering everything from advice to workshops, instructing these illegal immigrants on their rights and suggesting ways to thwart these lawful enforcement efforts. But on top of that, a number of churches serving primarily Hispanic congregations have been getting in on the action, with some opening their doors to offer sanctuary to those in the country illegally. (Associated Press)

    Religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action as nationwide immigration enforcement sweeps loomed.

    A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the compassion of a border activist accused of harboring illegal immigrants, while another city church advertised a “deportation defense workshop.” Dozens of Houston churches offered sanctuary to anyone afraid of being arrested. In Miami, activists handed out fliers outside churches to help immigrants know their rights in case of an arrest.

    “We’re living in a time where the law may permit the government to do certain things but that doesn’t necessarily make it right,” said the Rev. John Celichowski of St. Clare de Montefalco Parish in Chicago.

    It’s a shame to see the churches supporting lawlessness, but sometimes compassion can take you down some winding paths. Of course, this is nothing particularly new. We’ve seen illegal aliens holing up in churches before, sometimes for years at a time. This situation might start straining their resources, however, assuming the raids ever happen.”

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    If you want to break Caesar’s laws and refuse Caesar his due, don’t cry and whine when Caesar comes a callin’….

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