15 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-27-19

  1. RBG, leftist narrative slayer.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/rbg-calls-kavanaugh-a-very-decent-man/

    “RBG Calls Kavanaugh a ‘Very Decent’ Man

    It’s not the first time Ginsburg has praised or defended Kavanaugh”

    “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once again praised fellow Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a question-and-answer session Wednesday.

    After Duke Law professor Neil Siegel said Supreme Court nominees are no longer picked for their legal ability or decency, Ginsburg leapt to the defense of Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch, in comments first reported by National Review.

    “My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals,” she said.

    Ginsburg has previously praised Kavanaugh for having an all-female staff.

    “It’s thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh, whose entire staff are all women, all of his law clerks are women,” Ginsburg told a panel at Georgetown earlier this month, “And with his four women as law clerks, it’s the first time in the history of the United States that there have been more women clerking at the court than men.”

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  2. While it may be a sanctuary state for illegals, there’s no such courtesy granted to the citizens. Where’s their sanctuary from what their elected officials have wrought?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/california_democrats_keep_schoolkids_in_the_dark_about_ms13_slaughter_spree_in_their_midst.html

    “California officials keep schoolkids in the dark about MS-13 slaughter spree in their midst

    If an ‘ordinary’ (if that is the word) axe murderer were running around at a public school, wouldn’t it have made sense to get the criminal out as quickly as possible? No niceties, just get the beast the heck out to protect the kids.

    In the sanctuary city of Los Angeles, things are different for illegals. Twenty-two MS-13 members who’d chopped up a classmate and ripped his heart out at a Panorama City neighborhood school were apparently left to do what they do by authorities, and anyone saying anything about it or wondering where the disappeared kid was got sanctioned and punished. The remaining kids were reportedly so scared they wouldn’t talk about it, according to the report. What a nightmare going to that school must have been and probably still is.

    Here’s the Fox News report, drawing from a Los Angeles Times story that described the MS-13 criminal spree as something that just, sort of, “spilled over”:

    Students, parents and teachers at a California high school community are expressing unease this week after it emerged that administrators – following instructions from police – kept them in the dark about classmates who allegedly were linked to violent MS-13 activity, a report says.

    The community at Panorama High School told the Los Angeles Times they received few to no details until prosecutors last week announced murder and racketeering charges against 22 suspected members of an MS-13 clique in the Los Angeles area. Six Panorama students, the newspaper adds, were detained in February 2018 with no explanation. They are now linked to the off-campus killings of a classmate and another individual allegedly carried out by the clique, investigators revealed.

    And yes, nearly all of the arrested were illegals. They were allowed to walk around among schoolkids and continue their business until authorities could close in on them for multiple grisly murders. The kid who got his heart ripped out in the canyon after being lured there by a female teenaged gang member apparently was here illegally, too. And according to Homeland Security’s Ken Cuchinelli, five of these charmers were asylum seekers. I wonder if the murdered kid was, too, because he sure didn’t find asylum where he was. Asylum seekers have been lionized in the press as the be-all and end-all justification for open, brazen illegal immigration and the left has fought like a tiger to permit all asylum seekers to operate here until their cases can be adjudicated in court several years down the line. They’ve even fought to keep such asylum seekers undeportable even after they have been ordered deported by a judge.

    Now they’re terrorizing the schools the very illegal immigrant families as well as “unaccompanied children” are turning up at as they all get called asylum seekers. And they’re silencing anyone who sounds worried.

    This sounds like a cauldron of hell, courtesy of Democrat policies and the work of their media enablers. Should this kind of barbarism be going on here? Should teachers who speak out about mysteriously missing students be gagged and punished, as one of them actually was? That’s what’s going on. Officialdom has a strong interest in keeping word about the violence from illegals very, very silent, quite similar to the way European officials attempt to keep the crimes of their illegals from the Middle East out of the papers.”

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    Illegal immigration is not a victim-less crime.

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  3. More on Obama’s Dreamers and the Dems that enabled them here……

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-24/ms-13-gang-slaying-panorama-high-school-students

    “In February 2018, the teacher of that 10th-grade class, Lorena Medina, and a colleague, Cynthia North, were called aside by Principal Rafael Gaeta as they were leaving the school, they said.

    For months after Brayan’s disappearance, Gaeta, in accordance with his instructions, had referred to the student as missing, even after his body was found in December, said North, who teaches French and social studies and leads the teacher’s union chapter at the campus.

    North recalled that Gaeta read the teachers a list of names of students who had been detained by police. One of the students was in a class she taught. Medina said she recalled hearing the names of six students from her 10th-grade history class, which had also included Brayan.

    After Brayan’s late October 2017 death, the attendance of these students became spotty, North said. For the most part, the students had stopped coming to school by Thanksgiving, although they remained on the rolls. When they were arrested in February 2018 it was in connection with Brayan’s slaying, said the LAPD’s Hayes. All remain in custody awaiting trial, he said.

    On that February day, Gaeta advised the two teachers to expect a horde of media once word of the students’ arrest got out. He also said he’d been told that grief counselors would be standing by. But word didn’t get out. Neither the media nor the extra counselors arrived.

    The district declined to make Gaeta available for comment for this article.

    North remembers the accused student from her class.

    “If you asked him nicely to do an assignment and sit next to him he would make some attempt,” North recalled. Other students liked him and he would do classwork sometimes within a group. Otherwise, “he would just disappear under his headphones.”

    About a month later, a distraught girl came up to North. She said that one of the students who was arrested was texting her — insisting he didn’t take part in the killing.

    North said she alerted administrators that the girl needed counseling. “Tell her not to talk to you about it anymore,” she said she was told by an administrator.

    Medina declined to talk about individuals in her class. However, she said she did perceive a troubling nervousness among her students. After learning of Brayan’s killing, she put her finger on it: “I sensed there was fear among the students because no one could speak about it.”

    One former teacher, Vincent Nicoletti, did speak up after hearing details from the handful of people who knew. He said he called a detective on May 29, 2018, to find out what was going on. School officials suspended him the next day for “interfering with the investigation,” Nicoletti said.”

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  4. Anti-Semites Unite!

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/07/anti-semites-unite.php

    “The New York Times has been having trouble with anti-Semitism lately…

    …so it is only natural that they offered Ilhan (“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby!”) Omar space for an op-ed in today’s paper. Omar’s target, of course, is President Trump: “It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism.”

    Omar’s op-ed is the usual catalog of horrors: President Trump, who in fact has gone a considerable distance toward restoring the rule of law in his two and a half years in office, is an incipient fascist dictator. As evidenced by…what, exactly?

    Throughout history, demagogues have used state power to target minority communities and political enemies, often culminating in state violence. Today, we face that threat in our own country, where the president of the United States is using the influence of our highest office to mount racist attacks on communities across the land.

    Really? How?

    “In recent weeks, he has lashed out unprompted against four freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and me, from Minnesota.”

    So criticizing her constitutes “racist attacks on communities across the land.” Ms. Omar has a rather grandiose view of herself. More:

    “Last week, as President Trump watched the crowd at one of his rallies chant “Send her back,” aimed at me and my family, I was reminded of times when such fearmongering was allowed to flourish. …”

    “The president’s rally will be a defining moment in American history.”

    Oh, please. Once again, we see Ilhan’s monomaniacal ego in action.

    Omar recites a litany of lies about President Trump:

    “Today, that basic promise is under threat. Our democratic institutions have been weaponized.”

    She would have a point if she were referring to the Obama administration’s weaponization of the FBI and CIA against candidate and President Donald Trump.

    “The Trump administration has sought to restrict people from exercising their voting rights.”

    This is simply a lie. The administration has done no such thing.

    “It has sought to undermine the basic checks and balances of our Constitution by not respecting subpoenas from Congress.”

    Not, of course, to the same degree as the Obama administration.

    “The chants of “Jews will not replace us,” shouted at a rally in Charlottesville in 2017 by white supremacists, whom this president tacitly accepted…”

    An outrageous and utterly absurd smear against a man whose daughter converted to Judaism.

    It goes on and on, but the leftist catechism is boring…..”

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  5. Never mind our repeated lies and failures….. Full speed ahead……

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/07/democrats-beginning-impeachment-investigation-asking-for-grand-jury-information/

    “Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee announced on Friday they will begin a formal “impeachment investigation” against President Donald Trump due to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony.

    Chairman Jerry Nadler said the Democrats will ask for grand jury information related to Mueller’s investigation. From Fox News:

    Nadler called the grand jury materials “critically important” for their investigation. In the petition, Democrats on the committee noted that because Justice Department policies do not allow the prosecution of a sitting president, the House of Representatives is “the only institution of the federal government” that can hold Trump accountable.

    “The House must have access to all evidence,” Nadler said. “We are exercising our constitutional authority. We are continuing the investigation of President Trump’s malfeasances, and we will do and consider what we have to consider including whether we should recommend Articles of Impeachment to the House. We may, we may not. It remains to be seen.”

    Nadler hopes the Democrats will receive a swift decision in their favor from the court since they will tell the judge they plan to seek impeachment.

    The investigation “will include polling material provided to the Russians by the former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort as well as allegations Trump is violating the emoluments clause.”

    The Democrats will also “pursue testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn and will subject him to ‘jail time and fines,’ if he refuses.”

    Nadler made the announcement even though Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi remains cautious. She told reporters that “the House pursues the impeachment of President Donald Trump will be made in a ‘timely fashion’ and denied the idea that she is trying to ‘run out the clock’ on the issue.”

    She did not provide a timeline, but said that the House “will proceed when we have what we need to proceed – not one day sooner.””

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    Even their own caucus views the Mueller charade as a fiasco…..

    And yet they persist.

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2019/07/26/wapo-house-dems-grudgingly-admit-mueller-stunt-backfired-big-time/

    “WaPo: House Dems Grudgingly Admit Mueller Stunt Backfired — Big Time

    At long last, consensus. Even after it became plainly apparent that Robert Mueller’s testimony displayed an unsettling lack of familiarity with the report and actually set back Democrats’ arguments about its meaning, some people insisted that nearly everyone had somehow witnessed a major breakthrough. Renato Mariotti spent an entire Politico column rewriting The Lego Movie’s “Everything Is Awesome” in an attempt to salvage Wednesday’s debacle.

    By late yesterday, even House Democrats had thrown in the towel, although readers have to traverse through several paragraphs of this Washington Post article to find it out. Among the most disappointed were the Democrats on the very committees that demanded to hear from Mueller, who now claim they were “blindsided”:

    Mueller’s six hours of testimony did not help their case, many Democrats said privately. Some wondered whether they had miscalculated in focusing so much on the former FBI director and less on subpoenaing witnesses in Mueller’s report and asking the courts to force them to testify.

    “I didn’t see anything amazing. I mean, did you?” said centrist Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.). “He looked tired.”

    Among Democrats, perhaps the most disappointed in Mueller’s performance were members of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, who questioned the former special counsel, according to conversations with several who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak frankly. Many felt blindsided that no one warned them how much Mueller had aged — and regretful that they had forced a decorated Vietnam veteran and longtime civil servant into testifying when he was so reluctant in the first place.

    “I was beyond shocked,” one lawmaker said of Mueller’s occasional confusion and seeming unfamiliarity with details of the report.

    Just how much were they “blindsided”? The New York Times had a report later that same evening discussing how Mueller had not been, shall we say, immersed in the day to day business of his special counsel office. According to the report, aides started asking questions about Mueller’s energy and ability almost from the start, as well as his decision to delegate most of his inherent authority to deputies. Mueller’s condition might not have been common knowledge, but the special counsel office was under the purview of the House Judiciary Committee as part of its oversight of the Department of Justice. Are we to believe that Jerrold Nadler never once checked in on the office’s operation, including whether Mueller was an engaged special counsel?”

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    Nadler only cares about trying to smear the president, and trying to look taller.

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  6. Nadler’s lying again.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nadler-repeats-faulty-claim-corrected-by-mueller-about-why-trump-was-not-indicted

    “Nadler repeats faulty claim, corrected by Mueller, about why Trump was not indicted”

    “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler repeated a faulty claim Friday – which was corrected by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony earlier this week – about why President Trump wasn’t indicted in the Russia probe.

    During a Democratic press conference about Mueller’s testimony, Nadler, a New York Democrat, claimed Mueller said the only reason Trump wasn’t indicted for obstruction of justice was because of a Justice Department opinion prohibiting charging a sitting president with a crime. He cited Mueller’s response to a question from House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

    “He told us in a remarkable exchange with Mr. Lieu that but for the Department of Justice policy prohibiting [him] from doing so, he would have indicted President Trump,” Nadler said. “Indeed it is clear that any other citizen of this country who has behaved as this president has would have been charged with multiple crimes.”

    But on Wednesday, Mueller himself went out of his way to clarify that he didn’t intend to suggest that.

    “I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning,” Mueller told the House Intelligence Committee, after testimony before the Judiciary Committee earlier Wednesday. “I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said and I quote, ‘You didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.’ That is not the correct way to say it. As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.””

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  7. More winning. 🙂

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  8. And more……

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/49961/trump-breaks-guatemala-central-american-nation-ryan-saavedra

    “TRUMP BREAKS GUATEMALA: Central American Nation Reverses Course On Asylum Agreement”

    “President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration has reached an agreement with Guatemala to restrict asylum application to the United States from nations south of the U.S. border.

    “The so-called ‘safe third country’ agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border,” The Associated Press reported. “It could potentially ease the crush of migrants overwhelming the U.S. immigration system and hand Trump a concession he could herald as a win.”

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    He will, because it is.

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  9. Call it as it is, get called a racist. Criticizing any Dem of color is now racist.

    They’re out of new material…..

    But if you ask the people who live there……

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  10. Race baiters.

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  11. Well look at that…..

    It’s almost like Trump was right again…..

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    Watch the video. Democrats, Cummings, and Democrats in charge own this. They built it.

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  12. Own it Elijah. This is on you and the other Dems who “represent” this district and city.

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    Tell me how Trump is wrong…….

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  13. She has a message for the race baiters at CNN too….

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  14. The Baltimore Sun, who has enabled the Dems in charge for decades, says Trump’s a rat.

    For pointing out what they’ve already said. How come it wan’t racist then?

    Note the left side of the map is Cummings’ rat infested district.

    In 2014

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    And in 2017

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