Big govt, Elections, Politics

Bernie Burning Out?

New 2020 Democratic presidential polls show declining support for socialist hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT). According to polling expert Harry Enten, Bernie raked in only a 46 percent favorability rating among registered voters compared with a 59 percent favorability rating among all voters in June 2016. Enten speculates that previously “Sanders was benefiting from not being in a competitive campaign.” (Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has garnered the most support in general election polls among the Democrats, may be benefiting from a similar effect.) “When you’re not being thought of [as] a viable threat to win a party’s nomination, opponents tend to lay off.” Or perhaps he’s just getting lots of competition from younger, more viable socialist candidates.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to political polling expert Harry Enten, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been plummeting in the latest round of 2020 Democratic presidential polls. Enten wrote at CNN yesterday:

Our new CNN poll puts Sanders favorable rating at 46% compared to an unfavorable rating of 45% among registered voters. This is only the latest poll to have Sanders at basically even in his net favorability rating (favorable-unfavorable). A Quinnipiac University poll from late December gave the Vermont senator a net favorability of just +2 points. An average of all recent polls put Sanders’ net favorability at about -1 points.

Compare that to where Sanders was at the end of his 2016 presidential bid. Sanders had a 59% favorable rating to 36% unfavorable rating among all voters in a CNN poll taken in June 2016.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Gillibrand Wants to Give Social Security to Illegals

Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) just announced her idea of acceptable “comprehensive immigration reform” during an Iowa campaign stop, and it includes Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants as well as a pathway to citizenship. Earlier this week, Gillibrand made headlines, arguing, “Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue.” Current federal law stipulates that only legal residents are eligible for Social Security benefits if they pay into the program. Not a security question? We seem to remember certain immigration problems with student visas issued to individuals who flew some planes into American buildings nearly 18 years ago.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

During a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa, presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said illegal immigrants in America should be allowed to receive social security benefits, along with a pathway to citizenship.

“First, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” the New York senator stated.

“If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen,” Gillibrand said.

Gillibrand also faced scrutiny earlier this week over comments she made during an MSNBC town hall Monday when she said, “Immigration is not a security issue. It is an economic and a humanitarian and a family issue.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Trump: Popular Vote “Easier” Than Electoral Vote

President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday, arguing that the Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College because it’s “much easier” to win the popular vote. “Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College,” Trump tweeted in part. “It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon.” He added, “Cities would end up running the Country if the current state-led National Popular Vote Pact, by which signing states give all of their electoral votes to the popular vote winner in the presidential election, is successful.” Trump is exactly right. According to the 2010 census, although rural America comprises 97% of the nation’s geography, it makes up less than 20% of the population, and that number is declining. In short, if Democrats are successful, almost exclusively blue metro areas will decide White House contests.

Here’s more from The Hill…

President Trump on Tuesday night argued that campaigning for the popular vote in U.S. elections is “much easier” than campaigning for electoral votes, as Democrats renew their push to circumvent the Electoral College.

“Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College,” Trump tweeted in part. “It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon.”

He added that “Cities would end up running the Country” without the Electoral College and that the current system “is far better for the U.S.A.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Beto Endorses Third-Trimester Abortions

Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke on Monday appeared to endorse third-trimester abortions during a campaign event in Ohio. Asked “Are you for third-trimester abortions?” by an attendee framing it as “after fetal viability,” O’Rourke responded: “The question is about abortion and reproductive rights, and my answer to you is that should be a decision the woman makes. I trust her.” Despite polls consistently showing that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose late-term abortion after 28 weeks of pregnancy, Beto was met with a round of applause for fitting so nicely into the Left’s cookie-cutter stance of abortion on demand, anytime, anywhere. For the Left, abortion at any time and infanticide are all the rage.

Here’s more from Fox News…

White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke seemingly endorsed the practice of third-trimester abortions at a campaign event in Ohio on Monday, less than a month after Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have required doctors to provide medical care to newborns amid a swirling infanticide controversy in Virginia.

The third trimester extends from the 28th week of pregnancy up until birth, and polls consistently show that nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose such late abortions.

“Are you for third-trimester abortions?” an attendee of the campaign event in Cleveland asked O’Rourke, before describing the medical alternatives to such a procedure and disputing the medical necessity of late-term abortions. “Are you going to protect the lives of third-trimester babies? … Are you for or against third-trimester abortions?”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Poll: America Wants Ocasio-Cortez to Shut Up

A new Gallup poll released Friday reveals that Americans are getting sick of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). According to the poll, only 31 percent of those surveyed view her favorably, while her unfavorability has skyrocketed 15 points since last September. Also not good news for AOC is that her name recognition is fairly saturated, with four out of five Americans familiar with the socialist. This is far from surprising, however, considering that she wants to tax us to take away our cars, domestic air travel, and pretty much every modern creature comfort for the sake of “climate change” (read: global warming). Good luck staying in office, AOC.

Here’s more from Fox News…

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has spiked after just months in Congress, with most of the public viewing her negatively rather than favorably, a new poll shows.

The New York Democrat shot to fame amid the party’s lurch to the left and embracement of socialist policies such as the Green New Deal, yet the more people learned about the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman, the more they were turned off by her.

A Gallup poll released Friday shows that Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has risen by 15 points since last September, when she had yet to win the general election, increasing from 26 percent to 41 percent of the American adults polled.

She has also managed to increase her favorability rating, but only by 7 points. About 31 percent of surveyed people view her favorably, compared to 24 percent in September.

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Issues, Media

Whistleblower: Google Calls Christians “Counter to Our Mission”

Google software engineer Mike Wacker is yet again blowing the whistle on his former employer. This time he’s revealing the company’s very anti-Christian bent after having slammed Christian YouTube ads as “homophobic” and “very counter to our mission.” These statements were published in Google’s in-house newsletter delivered to more than 30,000 employees. The revelation pours even more gasoline on the reality that Google, Facebook, and other tech giants have been caught in the midst of systematic censorship of conservative and Christian viewpoints.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Early Wednesday morning, Google software engineer Mike Wacker went public with an incident showing anti-religious bias among the company’s Human Resources (HR) division. HR slammed Christian YouTube ads as “homophobic” and “very counter to our mission” in a newsletter that goes to 30,000+ employees at the company.

Wacker previously published the remarks of a Google manager who blamed “fake news” and “hate speech” for President Donald Trump’s election. On Wednesday, he tweeted, “Let me give an example related to religion this time, one where HR is involved in describing sincere religious beliefs as ‘homophobic’.”

The comment came in the “Yes, at Google” newsletter, which reaches 30,000+ employees, Wacker said. While the newsletter was once run by employees, HR took over in May 2018. He identified “Yes, at Google” as a “curated … newsletter of anonymized incidents of micro-aggressions and micro-corrections.” The newsletter has enabled a “call-out culture.”

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Illegal Immigrants Overwhelm Border Patrol

The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council is going straight to President Trump in a new letter confirming reports that border patrol agents are “overwhelmed” and unable to detain or arrest illegal immigrants. The ICE union explained that agents are resorting to “catch and release” to make room for the latest new illegal border crossers, and these individuals are being released into the U.S. interior due to deportation backlogs. The news is making waves ahead of what is expected to be a veto by President Trump of the Democrat-led “termination” of the emergency declaration.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council says agents are being “overwhelmed” by mass, unchecked illegal immigration to the United States.

In a letter to President Trump this week, the ICE union wrote that the Catch and Release program — whereby border crossers and illegal aliens are swiftly released into the interior of the U.S. after being detained — is in “overdrive,” as agents are forced to release illegal aliens en masse to make space for new border crossers who, likewise, will eventually be released.

The ICE union letter notes:

As you know, every day thousands of illegal aliens are being released into the United States by your Administration. ‘Catch and Release’ is not just happening, it’s in overdrive. Catch and release must continue as ICE doesn’t have sufficient custody space to hold the massive number of family units illegally entering the United States every day.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Google Admits Creepy Off-Mode Location Tracking

At least one Google executive has admitted more than six months after the Associated Press reported that “many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve turned off location tracking. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Google Senior Privacy Counsel Will DeVries told lawmakers that “the processing of personal information is necessary to simply operate the service the user requested.” He added that “requiring” individuals to control data processing “can create a burdensome and complex experience that diverts attention from the most important controls without corresponding benefits.” In other words, user privacy is just too hard.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

A Google executive admitted during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that Google tracks users’ phones — even when their location history is turned off.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company’s tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries’ answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their phones.

In his prepared remarks, DeVries told lawmakers that “the processing of personal information is necessary to simply operate the service the user requested.” He asserted that “requiring” individuals to control every aspect of data processing “can create a burdensome and complex experience that diverts attention from the most important controls without corresponding benefits,” and therefore a “specific consent or toggle” should not be required for every use of data.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

#MeToo Comes for Harris, Sanders, and Gillibrand

Several Democratic 2020 presidential contenders are getting bit with #MeToo but in the wake of accusations on the mismanagement of sexual misconduct allegations against their subordinates. According to a Fox News report, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have been hit with charges of hypocrisy in their condemnation of sexual assault except when it happens on their watch. Gillibrand, described by GQ Magazine as “the face of the MeToo movement” following her calls for then Senator Al Franken’s ouster, is now faced with a female aide crying foul over Gillibrand’s lackluster concern over a case of sexual harassment.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Several Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls — including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and now Kirsten Gillibrand — are defending their self-professed commitment to the ideals of the #MeToo movement against a series of accusations they recently mismanaged sexual-misconduct claims against their subordinates.

As the three prominent senators each have sought to draw a sharp contrast with President Trump, who has faced his own misconduct allegations, the claims highlighted vulnerabilities that could become major liabilities not only in a heated Democrat Party primary, but also in the general election.

Back in 2017, Gillibrand and others ramped up the pressure for then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. He ultimately stepped down.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Cuomo Signs Guilty-Until-Proven-Innocent Gun Control

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) just codified the guilty until innocent doctrine in New York with new gun confiscation legislation. The law provides that “family members, school administrators, and law enforcement officials can seek to get guns confiscated from people deemed by courts to be an ‘extreme risk’ to themselves or others.” This so-called “Red Flag Bill” was praised by Nancy Pelosi-who was in attendance-as “leading the way.” The law could serve as a template for Pelosi’s House as a part of a broader Democratic agenda to enact gun control nationally.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed gun confiscation into law for New York on Monday.

The law takes effect 180 days from the date of signing.

Buffalo News reports that the law allows that “family members, school administrators and law enforcement officials can seek to get guns confiscated from people deemed by courts to be an ‘extreme risk’ to themselves or others.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Cuomo and New York lawmakers for putting the confiscatory law into place:

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