Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Schumer Defends His Border Wall Flip-Flip

In typical career politician fashion, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) defended his opposition against President Trump’s securing our Southern border with Mexico even though he himself supported the Secure Fence Act of 2006. Other notable “for” votes include the ballots of former Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Joe Biden (D-DE). The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for physical barriers where possible and electronic or technology-driven capabilities where it was not. In short: Democrats are hypocritical when it serves them politically. In other words, it’s a Friday.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) defended his vote in favor of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and his opposition to President Trump’s proposed wall for open areas along the border.

In addition to Schumer, Democrats including former Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Joe Biden (D-Del.) voted for the Secure Fence Act but the fencing that the bill called for was not fully completed. Trump, who originally called for a concrete wall that was blocked by Congress, says his current border security plan would install “see through” steel barriers at open portions of the border that currently lack fencing. According to the Border Patrol, drug smugglers and human traffickers have cut more than 1,700 holes in the fencing along the border in San Diego since 2015.

PJM asked Schumer, “You voted for the Secure Fence Act in 2006. Will you support additional barriers on the border?” The Democratic leader replied, “No wall – didn’t have it then and doesn’t have it now.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Congress Votes 424-0 That Anti-Semitism is Bad

The PR-embattled House of Representatives slipped condemnation of anti-Semitism into an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. military forces from Saudi Arabia. According to Roll Call, it was passed 424-0, with two members voting present, while the Yemen resolution itself passed 248-177. The key text of the resolution stated: “Because it is important to the national security interest of the United States to maintain strong bipartisan support for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, all attempts to delegitimize and deny Israel’s right to exist must be denounced and rejected.” The resolution comes in the wake of Representative Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal, with the Minnesota Democrat promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Wednesday, in what was obviously a response to anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) the House of Representatives unanimously passed language condemning anti-Semitism that was added to another resolution, 424-0.

The Washington Examiner reported:

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

Roll Call explained, “The language was added to an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. armed forces assisting the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen through a Republican motion to recommit.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

FBI Informant: Moscow Fed Clinton Millions to Influence Uranium One

Informant Douglas Campbell submitted a written statement to three congressional committees detailing how Moscow sent millions of dollars to the Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Global Initiative while the Uranium One deal was being inked – and relations with Russia “reset.” According to a report by The Hill, Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide to get the job done passing through a $3 million “fee” from Russia to the Clintons: “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.” We’re shocked-SHOCKED-to learn Hillary would engage in this criminal behavior.

Here’s more from News Week…

Moscow routed millions of dollars to the U.S. expecting the funds would benefit ex-President Bill Clinton’s charitable initiative while his wife, Hillary Clinton, worked to reset relations with Russia, an FBI informant in an Obama administration-era uranium deal stated.

In a written statement to three congressional committees, informant Douglas Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide to influence Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, among others in the Obama administration, The Hill reported on Wednesday.

Campbell said Russian nuclear officials expected APCO to apply its $3 million annual lobbying fee from Moscow toward the Clintons’ Global Initiative. The contract detailed four $750,000 payments over a year’s time.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

California Governor Pulls National Guard from Border

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) ordered 360 National Guard members to leave the state’s border with Mexico, calling President Trump’s national security crisis claims “political theater.” The LA Times broke the information after pulling it from Newsom’s State of the State address delivered Tuesday. According to Newsom’s speech, “The Border ’emergency’ is a manufactured crisis. This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism.” Newsom claims he wants to “refocus on the real threats facing our state.” Apparently, rampant drug running, human trafficking, and crime don’t rise to the level of “real threats.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom will order 360 National Guard members to leave the state’s boundary with Mexico, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The Times quoted excerpts from Newsom’s State of the State address, which he will give on Tuesday, to illustrate Newsom’s hostility to President Trump. One excerpt reportedly calls the Trump administration’s claim of a national security crisis on the border “political theater.” Newsom will assert that he wants to “refocus on the real threats facing our state.”

Newsom is expected to shift the National Guard members to other duties, including wildfire prevention efforts and efforts to fight drugs and cartels across the state. 110 members are expected to work with the California Department of Forestry and Fire; 100 members will be transferred to intelligence operations against drug cartels. The Times added, “The governor’s office is separately requesting funding from the federal government to add at least 150 troops with the California National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force, according to Nathan Click, a spokesman for the governor.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

The Left Leaves an Opening for a Republican Governor of Virginia

Virginia Republicans disappointed in the election results that put a Democrat in office as governor may now belatedly get their way thanks to the scandals of Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring. Amid calls for Northam’s resignation in the wake of a blackface yearbook photo, Fairfax having forced himself on an unwilling woman, and Herring’s alleged cover-up cronyism, Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox is the next person in line of succession for governorship if Northam does in fact resign. The Left is in a serious pickle choosing between principle and party politics.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The top Democrats of the Virginia executive branch, Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and now Attorney General Mark Herring are all enveloped by scandals. So while there are plenty of games the Democrats could play, it’s increasingly feasible that the third-in-line to the governor’s mansion may have to take over the responsibilities of that office.

And that person is none other than the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, Kirk Cox. A 61-year-old conservative who has served as an elected House of Delegates representative for the last 29 years, Cox isn’t exactly a progressive committed to the new Democratic agenda. That puts Democrats in a very difficult position. They now may have to decide what matters more: retention of executive power or conformity with the party’s identity politics agenda. And if it’s the latter, it seems clear that Cox must take power. After all, Article 5, Section 16 of the Virginia state constitution explains that

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Issues

Government Deems Belief in Bible Disqualifies Foster Parents

Last fall a Canadian pastor and his wife were rejected as foster parents for children needing a home because they did not believe in gay marriage. According to a demand letter submitted for reconsideration, the case unfolded as follows: “Later in the interview, Ms. B questioned L [full name redacted], who is a [redacted] pastor, regarding his religious beliefs. She asked him if his church was a “fundamental” church that “still believes in some of the more outdated parts of the Bible.” L responded that his church believes and adheres to all parts of the Bible.” The case is now winding its way through the Canadian legal system as it decides whether or not its “anti-oppressive” policy merits more standing than nondiscrimination against Christians. We’ll predict Canada will decide against this pastor as a preview of what’s coming to the U.S. if 2020 goes the wrong way.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last October, a Canadian pastor and his wife were denied the opportunity to foster children after a social worker asked the pastor if he believes “the more outdated parts of the Bible,” specifically passages on sexuality. A lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sent a demand letter urging Child Services to reconsider, but the Justice Centre had not heard back by the deadline Tuesday. The pastor is considering taking legal action.

“As of right now, I don’t believe we’ve had a response, so we’re going to discuss with the clients what the next steps should be, whether court action should be pursued,” John Carpay, the Justice Centre’s president, told PJ Media in an interview on Wednesday. He mentioned a similar adoption case, suggesting that the law would clearly defend the pastor if the dispute went to court.

Social Services disputed this. Melanie McLearon, director of communications & community relations at Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, told PJ Media “we have corresponded with the Centre on January 24 and again on February 4 with plans to provide both a formal response as well as having requested a meeting.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Cuomo: Pro-Lifers NOT Welcome in New York

Abortion extremist and disgraced Catholic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave America a preview of what to expect four years ago when he called pro-lifers “extreme” and stated that they “have no place in New York.”
Cuomo, who has recently celebrated “reproductive justice” with unrestricted abortions, made the remarks in 2014 in the capitol pressroom in which he characterized Republicans in the state legislature as “these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay…they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York.” The short version: Cuomo, an alleged devout Catholic, is disinviting from New York those Catholics who believe what their church teaches. Can you say excommunication?

Here’s more from Live Action…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is already notorious among pro-lifers for being one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the nation. The state he serves already has one of the highest abortion rates in the country, but he has been continually fighting to make abortion even more widespread and commonplace in New York.

In 2014, the abortion extremist publicly proclaimed on the Capitol Pressroom that pro-lifers are not welcome to live in New York.

You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

NY Dem Takes on AOC over Anti-Semitism

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind wasted no time firing back at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she called it an “honor” to speak with openly anti-Semitic British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hikind went after her, tweeting: “This is nauseating. Is @AOC ignorant and unaware of what @jeremycorbyn stands for, or worse, does she hold the same views? @TheDemocrats are embracing some terrible antisemitic figures that will haunt every single 2020 Dem candidate.” AOC, who has been the party darling since the fall, dug her hole a little deeper, tweeting: “I’ll have my team reach out” to the Jewish community. Indeed, and let’s remember that the Third Reich was a Left-wing regime.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

One New York Democrat, unlike the rest of the Democratic Party, is not afraid to confront neophyte New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her flirtation with anti-Semites.

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind minced no words on Monday blistering Ocasio-Cortez for saying it was an “honor” to speak with openly anti-Semitic British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hikind not only targeted Ocasio-Cortez, but other Democrats who are embracing anti-Semtitsm, tweeting, “This is nauseating. Is @AOC ignorant and unaware of what @jeremycorbyn stands for, or worse, does she hold the same views? @TheDemocrats are embracing some terrible antisemitic figures that will haunt every single 2020 Dem candidate.”

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Democrats Push Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Free For All

In June 2017, President Trump ended the Obama administration’s “American dream” giveaway for illegal immigrants, which bypassed detention and provided them with housing, transportation, healthcare, and even legal aid to claim asylum, but House Democrats want to bring back the program to reduce detainment numbers and the number of families returning to their home countries, reports the Washington Examiner. So far, the Left’s plan to revive the Family Case Management Program includes space for 100,000 illegal immigrants to the tune of $30 million for family case management and an additional $40 million for case managers. According to the libertarian CATO Institute, such programs cost about $18,000 per illegal immigrant.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

House Democrats are pushing hard to revive an Obama-era program that would keep illegal immigrant families out of detention and instead give them housing, transportation, healthcare, and legal aid to help them claim asylum in the U.S.

President Trump ended the Family Case Management Program in June 2017, citing excessive costs and the low rate of enrolled families returning to their home countries.

House Democrats want to bring it back to life in some form as part of an effort to reduce the detention of illegal immigrants and instead release them in the United States with some supervision. And they are hoping to negotiate that change in the ongoing border security talks between the two parties.

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Big govt, Politics

Joe Biden Bogged Down by “Black Pride” Segregation Record

The Democrats have a big problem, especially if they want to run former 36-year senator Joe Biden as their presidential pick in 2020. Because the records are coming out on the former VP to the first black President of the United States confirming that in 1975 Biden embraced segregation. At the time, he called it a matter of “black pride” and argued that desegration efforts would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity” whether in schools or on buses. “I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride.” Whether they will tank Biden’s bid before it’s even off the ground is anyone’s guess.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.”

Biden was speaking in 1975, when he opposed the federally mandated busing policy designed to end segregation in schools. In the past few decades, he has claimed he wanted desegregation but believed the policy of busing would not achieve it. Last year, he stated he had voted heroically to protect busing.

In 2008, after being chosen as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running mate he said: “The struggle for civil rights was the animating political element of my life.” He appears poised to make his civil rights record a centerpiece of any campaign, telling an audience in Fort Lauderdale this week that “I came out of the civil rights movement. He added that he first became aware of what an “awful thing” segregation was as a third grader, when he asked his mother why a bus was taking black children to a school away from where they lived.

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