2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Biden’s Education Policy: Anti-Gun Indoctrination

Front-runner for the Left’s 2020 presidential nomination Joe Biden has announced his intention to incorporate anti-gun dogma into his “education” plan for this country. Here’s a sample from Biden’s website: “[H]e will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before. He’ll begin by again championing legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines-bans he authored in 1994.” Curiously, his policy fails to explain what to do about criminals illegally in possession of firearms. You know, because criminals usually don’t follow laws.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on his campaign website that he intends to wage war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens as a part of his “education” plan for America.

As noted by Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins, Biden said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) must be defeated “in order to make our schools safer,” and he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms.

Biden said that arming school faculty members does not make schools safer and the only solution is to implement more gun policies, which is contrary to what experts around the nation are discovering.


Elections, Politics

AOC Burns the Bern, Endorses Warren

Rabid socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is turning her back on fellow comrade Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and giving her 2020 endorsement to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “One longtime Warren watcher said that it appears the senator’s campaign to win the official endorsement from the darling of progressives is on track,” the Washington Examiner reported. The report also noted that it’s a “coveted” endorsement that “could be the coup d’Ètat for the heart and soul of the restless left wing base Warren is courting.” That any candidate is wooing AOC spells disaster for the Democratic Party in 2020, which will be hard-pressed to come back to the center after swinging for the socialist fence.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The most prominent Millennial legislator may be bailing on the man who paved the way for her stardom. According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is a self-described democratic socialist, will not endorse the nation’s leading socialist for president.

Instead, she’s reoortedly considering backing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren has been staging a comeback of sorts these last few weeks, crushing Sanders from behind and pulling from his base of support, just as former Vice President Joe Biden increases his lead over the longtime Vermont senator in certain key primary states. Once behind by double digits, Warren has moved comfortably into third place in the 2020 Democratic primary, commanding comfortable double-digit favorability ratings in both national and state-based polls.


Big govt, Courts, Politics

McConnell Vows to Fill SCOTUS Vacancy in 2020

The Left is foaming at the mouth after Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) vow to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 if given the chance. McConnell’s unequivocal, “Uh, we’d fill it” has now triggered accusations of a double standard given his refusal to do so when Barack Obama was facing reelection. “We’ve known all along how hypocritical the @senatemajldr is,” said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. “But his shamlessness at stealing a Supreme Court seat is appalling.” But this is McConnell, so we’ll see if he can stick to his guns. Nevertheless, we’d love to see him quote Obama, “I won.”

Here’s more from Fox News…

Democrats are livid after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated that Republicans would confirm a new Supreme Court justice in 2020 if given the chance, despite refusing to do so when Barack Obama was president during the last presidential election.

McConnell made the comments during a speech in his home state Tuesday afternoon. Asked what Republicans would do if there was a vacancy on the court in 2020, he replied, “Uh, we’d fill it.” In 2016, McConnell and his fellow Republicans chose not to vote on Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, claiming that the next president should get to make that decision.

As a result, President Trump later successfully nominated the conservative Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is widely considered more centrist.


Elections, Politics

Biden’s 2020 Strategy: Don’t Campaign

Joe Biden is making headlines for…not campaigning for the White House. Biden’s campaign strategy of “limited exposure” included no campaigning on Memorial Day weekend, if only because he already has near universal name recognition. According to LMT Online: “Since entering the race four weeks ago, Biden has held 11 public events, according to his campaign. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, held nearly four times that number in the same period, according to schedules. And Gillibrand, who is lagging in the polls, planned 11 stops in Iowa just over the holiday weekend.” An alternate theory is that Biden can’t keep his hands to himself, so staffers are preventing further damage when his poll numbers are comfortably in the lead.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to have a unique approach to winning the 2020 Democratic nomination: campaign as little as possible.

According to a report in LMT Online, Biden’s campaign is now one of “limited exposure,” and, unlike his competitors for the 2020 nomination, he’ll actually take most of Memorial Day weekend off, preferring to take time out of the spotlight rather than press the flesh and march in parades — the activities typically required of anyone running for public office on a national holiday.

“With near universal name recognition and high favorability ratings among Democrats, the former vice president does not need to introduce himself to voters like nearly every other candidate.


Big govt, Politics

Washington Supreme Court to Fine “Faithless” Electors

In an egregious 8-1 ruling Thursday, the Washington State Supreme Court decided that three “faithless” electors who refused the Democratic Party pledge to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016 after she won the popular vote in that state can be fined $1,000 each. “The power of electors to vote comes from the state, and the elector has no personal right to that role,” the court said in its ruling, adding that the Constitution grants states “plenary power to direct the manner and mode of appointment of electors to the Electoral College,” and the penalty “falls within that authority.” To be clear, however, this isn’t a matter of making electors abide by the Constitution but to deter any such detractors from following suit in 2020 should the Democrats again pick such an egregious candidate.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Washington state Supreme Court says three “faithless” electors who bucked a pledge to vote for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee and failed to cast their Electoral College votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 can be fined $1,000 each as required by state law.

The state high court ruled 8-1 on Thursday the three electors who challenged the penalties could be fined because they opted not to vote for Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, during the 2016 presidential election and instead voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell for president. A fourth elector not named in the lawsuit voted for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American activist fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Election law in Washington requires electors to pledge to vote for the candidate of their respective political parties or face a fine of up to $1,000.


Big govt, Politics

Buttigieg Claims Trump Faked Disability to Get Out of Vietnam

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Thursday just threw down the gauntlet by alleging that President Donald Trump faked a disability to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War. “Well, I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam,” Buttigieg said during an interview with The Washington Post. While Democrats have volleyed similar criticism at President Trump since he first announced his candidacy in 2015, they have offered zero proof of their claim because that’s what they do.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Thursday hammered President Trump for in the past saying he had bone spurs to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War, saying he faked the disability.

“Well, I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam,” Buttigieg, an Afghanistan War veteran, said during a livestreamed interview with The Washington Post.

“Yeah, at least not that one,” he doubled down when asked if he thought the condition was faked. “This is actually really important because I don’t mean to trivialize disability, but I think that’s exactly what he did.”


Big govt, Immigration, Politics

O’Rourke Wants Unlimited Foreign Workers

Floundering Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke not only wants open borders, but he also wants America’s economy wide open to foreign labor. O’Rourke told a CNN town hall: “Let’s bring them out of the shadows, allow them to contribute to their full potential, put them on a path to citizenship, and ensure that our visa quotas match the labor demands we have here, our desire to have families be able to reunite, and have everyone contribute to share the greatness and success of this country.” According to a Breitbart report, this is reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s “any willing worker” law that would have wreaked havoc on American wages already undermined by the flood of illegal immigrants. It’s no wonder why blue-collar voters are flocking to President Trump.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says employers should be able to hire foreign workers instead of Americans whenever there are “labor demands.”

The labor policy announced by the Texas Democrat would allow U.S. employers to replace millions of Americans with cheap foreigners whenever Americans ask for more pay, better working conditions, or family leave.

The replace-Americans policy was buried in O’Rourke’s repetition of the progressive claim that the United States is a nation of immigrants and his call for two amnesties. “Let us rewrite our immigration laws in our own image,” O’Rourke declared in a May 21 CNN town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.


Big govt, Issues, Politics

Ocasio-Cortez Blames Republicans For Pitting “Jew” Against “Muslim”

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) apparently forgot world history during her speech at the first ever Congressional Islamic Iftar dinner Monday night. She used the opportunity to dismiss millennia of fighting between the two religions and instead blame Republicans who fear “fellowship.” “Right now there’s an effort…[Republicans] pitting communities against one another that have never and have no business being pitted against one another,” Ocasio-Cortez told her audience. “This is just the template. They try to import that division.” Because, you know, Jews and Muslims have never been in conflict before. AOC might consider sticking to garbage disposals rather than complex political subjects.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Monday night at the first-ever Congressional Islamic iftar dinner that Republicans are responsible for pitting “Jew” against “Muslim” and “citizen” against “immigrant.”

Ocasio-Cortez: GOP Led By Mad King Wants To ‘Dismantle Our Democracy Into A Creepy Theological Order’

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks after Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) delivered tame comments at the event after facing months of controversy over their deeply held anti-Semitic beliefs.

Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes all prayer went to the same place, “up,” and that Republicans “fear” that “fellowship.”


Big govt, Politics

Bernie Attacks Charter Schools

Last week Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a high-profile attack on charter schools with his new plan for education: good-bye school choice! Per Bernie’s Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education, charter school teachers would be forced to join teachers’ unions and “halt the use of public funds” to help underwrite them. “We do not need two schools systems; we need to invest in our public schools system,” Bernie argued in his plan. In other words, Bernie wants to abolish the charter schools that have offered a glimmer of hope in urban areas destroyed by teachers’ unions and bureaucratic red tape.

Here’s more from National Review…

The Vermont senator’s message to parents is clear, and repugnant: I and my teachers’ union allies know better than you what schools are best for your kids.

One of the great benefits of living life well outside the Beltway is that it’s easy to take my eyes off the swamp, look to the states surrounding me, and see places where politics actually function as they’re supposed to. I can even, occasionally, see those issues on which Democrats and Republicans might work together, united in common purpose, for the common good.

Exhibit A: the charter-school movement. It’s granted an invaluable degree of educational choice to families who long lacked the flexibility that prosperous suburban and upper-middle-class parents take for granted, and its extraordinary growth is a bipartisan achievement.


Big govt, Politics

Buttigieg: “Fair Taxes” = “Higher Taxes”

During a Sunday Fox News town hall, South Bend, Illinois, mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn’t bother sugarcoating his call for “fair taxes” as anything other than what his party means by it: “higher taxes.” When asked by an attendee about what he would do to “restore fiscal responsibility” in light of the $22 trillion national debt, Buttigieg started off attacking President Trump’s tax cuts as “unnecessary and unaffordable.” He argued: “That’s why we really do need to entertain ideas like, I would say a fairer-which means higher-marginal income tax rate on those with the most.” The answer for Leftists is always confiscatory tax policies…for other people’s money, that is.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg admitted during his Sunday town hall on Fox News that when he talks about “fair taxes,” what he means is “higher taxes.”

The South Bend, Indiana mayor took a question early in the evening about fiscal responsibility. (RELATED: Trump Dubs Pete Buttigieg ‘Alfred E. Neuman)

New Hampshire state director of the Concord Coalition Tyler Sweeney asked, “We reached $22 trillion in national debt. What would a President Buttigieg do to restore fiscal responsibility?”

Buttigieg began by attacking the Trump tax cuts, saying, “You don’t blow a hole in the budget with an unnecessary and unaffordable tax cut for the wealthiest. Part of it is ‘do no harm.’”