Big govt, Politics

Veterans Slam AOC for Defending the VA

During a recent townhall, queen socialist AOC (D-NY) went all in supporting the Department of Veteran Affairs, arguing “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and that she would prefer “VA for all” as an obvious blueprint for her beloved “Medicare for all.” Veterans were quick to retaliate, calling Ocasio-Cortez’s VA defense everything from “ironic” to Don Quixotic. One veteran blasted, “Ocasio-Cortez is upset with the notion of VA reform and … is so fixated on socialism that she has developed a reflexive nature against anything that says ‘privatized’.” Of course, if the VA’s poor health standards are AOC’s idea of universal care, we expect no one will be buying it.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fierce defense of the Department of Veteran Affairs, saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” has earned her flak from the very people who are served by the scandal-ridden agency: veterans.

During the same town hall, she said VA would be a blueprint if “Medicare for all” were to pass: “If you ask me, I would like VA for all.”

Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL who now runs the company he started from his garage while on active duty, told the Washington Examiner that the New York Democrat’s comments about not fixing the VA were ironic, given that Ocasio-Cortez, who identifies as a democratic socialist, “is trying to fix the world’s greatest economy of all time.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Kamala Harris Supports Three Gender Options

California Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris believes two biological sexes warrant at least three gender options for federal government identification and other documents. It comes as no surprise given Harris’s San Francisco stomping grounds and long track record of LGBTQ rights agenda, including refusing to defend a ban on same-sex marriage as California Attorney General. Harris is not the only Democrat contender for the White House supporting a “third gender” option, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) supporting a similar proposal.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Human biology may only know two sexes, but California senator and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris (D-CA) apparently thinks that there should be more than two gender options for purposes of the federal government IDs and other documents. Politico reports:

Sen. Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she supports placing a third gender option on federal identification cards and documents, bolstering her record on LGBTQ issues.

Harris was asked about adding a third gender option during an event at Keene State College in New Hampshire. “Sure,” she replied.

Harris — a product of the San Francisco Bay Area with a long record on LGBTQ rights, including refusing to defend a ban on same-sex marriage as attorney general of California — used the question to denounce what she described as rising hate in America.

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Big govt, Politics

To Impeach or Not to Impeach

Nancy Pelosi is struggling to balance the radical flank of her party-by refusing to accept anything short of impeaching President Trump-with the very realistic likelihood that such a move would only bolster electoral support for Trump just in time for 2020 ballots. So far, Democrats are launching a series of investigations into anything, everything, and everyone associated with the president as an extension of the Deep State witch hunt. “I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path, fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we’re not there yet,” detailed Pelosi in a recent schizophrenic declaration. In other words, Democrats are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) near-term effort to tamp down talk of impeaching President Trump could have the paradoxical effect of building support for that very step.

Pelosi and Democratic leaders this week launched a series of aggressive investigations into the myriad allegations facing the president, many stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released report on Russia’s 2016 election interference.

The strategy is designed, in part, to dampen the growing calls for impeachment — a move Pelosi considers premature — by assuring her troops that party leaders have no intention of letting Trump off the hook. The Catch-22 for Democratic leaders is that the more dirt the investigations uncover, the louder the impeachment drum will sound.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Elections, Politics

Kamala Harris Promises Gun Control in First 100 Days

During a CNN town hall Monday night, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) pledged a mandate of universal background checks by fiat if Congress fails to get the job done in her first 100 days in the Oval Office. She also promised to revoke the licenses of any dealers or anyone selling more than five guns a year if they violate the law. Harris’s triple package includes prohibiting “domestic abusers” from purchasing firearms. What’s more important, however, is what she didn’t say, namely, that criminals don’t obey laws. Whether or not her proposals might have any demonstrable reduction in gun violence is debatable, as we only have to ask the people of Chicago about that reality.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday night pledged that, if elected president, she will sign a series of executive orders on gun control if Congress fails to pass comprehensive legislation in her first 100 days in the Oval Office.

During a town hall hosted by CNN, Harris said that if a bill from Congress did not make it to her desk, she would unilaterally mandate background checks for customers purchasing a firearm from any dealer who sells more than five guns a year.

Dealers who violate the law, she said, would have their licenses revoked. The other executive orders would prohibit fugitives from purchasing a firearm or weapon, as well as close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase a firearm if their victim is an unwedded partner.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Elections, Politics

AOC Prompts Multimillionaire Donor to Back Her Republican Competition

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just got sworn into office a few months ago, yet her competition is already hoping to show her the door. The Democrat’s most likely Republican opponents so far include a female Egyptian-American journalist and an NYPD cop turned teacher. In addition to more competitive biographies than bartending, they could potentially have a multimillionaire mystery donor. According to Bronx Republican Chairman Mike Rendino, a megabucks donor who is “worth over $200 million” is hell-bent on replacing Ocasio-Cortez in the next round of elections. Though that will be an uphill battle in the heavily Democratic district, it’ll be fun watching her spend Democratic Party cash to defend against slam dunk attacks.

Here’s more from New York Post…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surging national profile has inspired a trio of Republican opponents from her home district — along with a multimillionaire mystery donor who could help close the gap in her foes’ long-shot race against her.

Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high-school-civics teacher and conservative talk-radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her.

And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP big said.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Dems Reject Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Campaign Cash

Politicians love campaign cash, but the Left is increasingly rejecting-even refunding-donations from anti-Semite Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which may be a very bad indication of her long-term political prospects. According to a Washington Free Beacon report, Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) refused to report a $2,000 contribution from Omar because they decided to reject it; separately, Representative Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation to Omar, with a spokesman telling a local reporter, “Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.” If this becomes a trend, the strident AOC caucus of the Democratic Party may vanish before it ever really gets going, which is too bad. We were starting to enjoy watching Pelosi squirm.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democrats in the House of Representatives have started to reject and refund campaign donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal and her recent trivialization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.

“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

GOP Senators Demand “Highly Classified” Clinton Memo

Three Republican senators-all committee chairmen-are turning up the heat on Attorney General Bill Barr to reveal “highly classified information” that the FBI refused to pursue as part of the Hillary Clinton secret server investigation. The FBI memo from May 2016 says that the information is “necessary” to complete the investigation…but the FBI declined to investigate before former FBI Director James Comey closed the investigation in July 2016. According to a letter sent by Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), and Ron Johnson (WI), the IG’s finding “raises significant issues associated with the FBI’s failure to review certain highly classified information in support of its Midyear investigation.” The house of cards continues to crumble for the Deep State.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

The Republican chairmen of three Senate committees are pressing Attorney General William Barr for details about “highly classified information” that the FBI declined to investigate as part of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

The FBI drafted a memo in May 2016 saying that the information was “necessary” to complete the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information on her private email server, according to the Republicans.

But as the Justice Department inspector general found in a report released last year, the FBI declined to take up the matter before closing the Clinton investigation in July 2016.

The trio of senators want to know why.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi Slams AOC: “A Glass of Water” With a “D” Could Win

Nancy Pelosi burned newcomer Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) once again on Monday. This time in hopes of bursting AOC’s “special” ego, Pelosi dropped a condescending remark that a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it could win in AOC’s uber-liberal district. “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. For once, Pelosi has stumbled upon a political truth, and reading between the lines, it’s safe to say that Pelosi will happily allow another Democrat to challenge AOC in the primary given the lack of concern for a Republican challenger.

Here’s more from Fox News…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday made a point to heap more praise on Democrats who flipped Republican seats in the 2018 midterms and downplayed representatives like herself and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who carried districts where a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it could win.

“When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. “[S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic.”

To drive the point home she picked up a water glass next to her and said: “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts.”

Pelosi, who is traveling in Europe with a congressional delegation this week, made the comments during an appearance before the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi Rips AOC: “Posse of 5 People”

During a 60 Minutes interview on Saturday, Nancy Pelosi harnessed her inner “Mean Girl” to slam Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after Lesley Stahl asked about the Democratic Party’s fracturing, “You have these wings-AOC and her group on one side.” Pelosi to interrupt: “That’s like five people.” Stahl retorted that the Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members to which Pelosi responded, “Well, I’m progressive. I’m a progressive, yeah.” So what we have here are the Democrats trying to out-progressive each other. Meanwhile, the party’s base is moving unalterably to the Left to which Democratic presidential candidates are attempting to appeal. This puts the party in an uncomfortable position of having to move back to the center in a whiplash motion immediately after the Democratic convention in the summer of 2020. Good luck with that.

Here’s more from New York Post…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just sent some more shade to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In a “60 Minutes” interview, correspondent Lesley Stahl pointed out the different groups within the House Democratic caucus. “You have these wings – AOC and her group on one side,” Stahl said.

“That’s like five people,” Pelosi interrupted.

Stahl corrected the snarky remark, saying that the “progressive group is more than five.”

“Well, I’m progressive – I’m a progressive, yeah,” Pelosi responded.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members and is the second largest group of Democrats in the Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the group’s most recognizable freshman members.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Harris Blames NRA for Endangering America’s Kids

Stuck on anti-Trump repeat, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) tried to shake things up Thursday by reverting to a tried-and-true topic for the Left: the NRA is endangering America’s kids. “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.” It was swiftly and gloriously rejected by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, tweeting: “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents – myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.” Boom! Game, set, match.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), sensing she is being left behind in the race and eager to burnish her leftist credentials, blamed the NRA for endangering schoolchildren, tweeting, “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.”

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch blasted Harris for her tweet, writing, “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents — myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.”

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