Big govt, Politics

Bernie: “A Lot of People” Would Love to Pay More Taxes

Delusional socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told CNN that he believes “a lot of people” would love to pay more taxes… for government-run health care. “I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” quipped Sanders. It’s almost as if the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee contender didn’t even notice the outrage over ObamaCare’s redistribution “tax” mandates or couldn’t care less. Somewhere we remember a certain outrage over taxation that led to a prominent revolution.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Wednesday night during a CNN interview that “a lot of people” would love to pay more in taxes if it meant that they got government-run health care.

“But as you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said.

“Yeah, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” Sanders responded. “I live 50 miles away from the Canadian border. You go to the doctor any time you want. You don’t take out your wallet. You have heart surgery, you have a heart transplant and you come out of the hospital and it costs you nothing.”


2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Democrats Introduce Bill Targeting Gun Industry

If you can’t beat ’em, bankrupt them-at least that’s the motivation behind the latest Left wing legislation targeting the Second Amendment. Introduced by House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act will allow victims of gun violence to sue firearms and ammunition manufacturers, dealers, and trade groups when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime. Lawrence Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation told NPR that the legislation is “fundamentally unfair” given that “You would no more blame Ford or General Motors for drunk driving accidents.” Which is true, but reason and truth never stop the Leftist Gestapo.

Here’s more from WRVO…

House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday they say will allow victims of gun violence to have their day in court.

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal protections blocking firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime.

Those protections date to 2005, with the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said since PLCAA became law, state and federal courts have “dismissed numerous cases against the gun industry,” adding that other cases were likely not brought at all.


Big govt, Politics

Google CEO Defends YouTube Censorship

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s latest efforts to demonetize a number of creators who were reported by an “offended” Vox journalist during an interview with Axios on HBO. “We, you know, we rank content based on quality, and so we are bringing that same notion and approach to YouTube so that we can rank higher quality stuff better and really prevent borderline content,” Pichai said, before adding, “Content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm, and so we are working hard.” Pichai even touted plans for more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos “which may be controversial.” But somehow that’s not censorship. Riiiight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship practices in a recent interview following the latest round of content creator demonetization and bannings caused by leftist outlet Vox.

In an interview with Axios on HBO, Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship following the sites most recent scandal in which a number of creators had their content demonetized following complaints from Vox journalist Carlos Maza. Pichai spoke with transgender Axios reporter Ina Fried, who advocates for further censorship on the platform in the interview. Pichai discusses YouTube’s moderation tactics and plans to introduce more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos across the platform.


Big govt, Media, Politics

Americans Find Fake News Worse Than Terrorism

A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans view “fake news” and bogus information as a bigger threat than terrorism, immigration, climate change, and racism. According to the survey, 68% of Americans believe fake news undermines their trust in government, while 54% say it undermines their confidence in other Americans. More than half say it affects the ability of political leaders to do their work. It also revealed that far more Republicans than Democrats blame journalists for fake news, which comes as no surprise given the Left’s near monopoly on American news.

Here’s more from Axios…

Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media.

The only issues that rank higher than made-up news and information as “very big problems in the country today” are drug addiction, the affordability of health care, the U.S. political system, and the income gap.

By the numbers: An overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) believe made-up news and information has a big impact on their trust in government, according to the survey.


Big govt, Politics

Pelosi Doesn’t Think Public Understands Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught voicing her opinion that the American public is just too stupid to understand the impeachment process and the difficulty of navigating that stupidity all the way to a 2020 victory. According to a report from The Daily Beast, Pelosi “expressed concerns that the public still doesn’t understand how the process of impeachment would play out. She noted that in her time over the recess in California well educated voters didn’t seem to understand that impeachment proceedings would not necessarily result in Trump’s immediate ouster from office.” This is Pelosi’s ham-fisted way of keeping the AOCs of the world at bay because she realizes, unfortunately, that it might just guarantee Trump’s victory.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently expressed concerns that the American public is not smart enough to truly understand the impeachment process.

The California lawmaker has been hesitant to jump aboard the impeachment train alongside the more “energized” members of her party. Prior to the tumultuous 2018 midterm elections and Mueller report results, Pelosi promised impeachment was “off the table.”

“Going into the [2006] election, I said it’s off the table. I didn’t mean it’s off the table if you had some goods. If somebody has information, then we can act upon it,” Pelosi told Rolling Stone. “But from what we know now, it’s off the table.”


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.


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.


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.