2nd Amendment, Media, Politics

MSNBC Defends Gun Rights…in Venezuela

In another case of accidental irony by the Left media, MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders argued FOR the Second Amendment during a segment covering the violence at the hands of the Venezuelan government on disarmed protesters. Sanders noted Maduro’s monopoly on violence, adding context for lost MSNBC viewers: “You have to understand in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power, and as long as Nicol·s Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.” Her remarks were made after a viral video showed an armored Venezuelan military vehicle plowing into a crowd of unarmed protesters. For the Left, it’s gun regulations for thee but not for me.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders accidentally made a strong case for the Second Amendment on Tuesday during a segment on the far-left network about the chaos in Venezuela.

The segment came after opposition leader Juan Guaido called on Venezuelan citizens and members of the armed forces to join a movement to overthrow brutal socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Sanders noted that Maduro still maintained control of the military through the whole ordeal, adding: “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”

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Big govt, Politics

Kamala Harris Wants to Ban Right-To-Work Laws

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is in full 2020 campaign mode, now making an obvious overture to America’s unions with her attack on federal right-to-work laws, which have been adopted by 26 states. “Right-to-work” laws give workers the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union. Ironically, Harris pitched the proposal in the name of worker freedom despite the heavy Leftist political agenda of most labor unions that bankroll Democratic candidates. It’s worth noting that just last year in Janus v. AFSCME (2018) the Supreme Court ruled “no government employee can be fired for refusing to financially support a union.”

Here’s more from PJ Media…

On Saturday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) advocated a federal ban on right-to-work laws, which have been adopted by 26 states. These important laws give workers the choice of whether or not to join or pay dues or fees to the labor union that ostensibly represents them. These unions often have political stances that do not represent their workers, so the ability to opt out of paying or joining them is important for workers’ First Amendment rights.

Yet on Saturday, Harris advocated forced union membership for workers, in the name of worker freedom. George Orwell would be proud.

Speaking at a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) event on Saturday, Harris warned that “the barriers to organized labor being able to organize and strike are something that have grown over a period of time and we need to address that” through both laws and the “bully pulpit.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democratic Primary Fight Escalates as Biden Enters

Former Vice President Joe Biden and now official 2020 contender ups the ante on the Dems’ intraparty fight between its Left wing and more moderate or mainstream factions. “If I were in charge of the DNC or Joe Biden’s campaign or any other entity associated with the traditional Democratic Party, I would be going out of my way to embrace the new energy on the Left and these anti-establishment forces,” quipped former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich. At the same time, the Left is attempting to snuff out moderates despite polling that shows they have the only shot of beating President Trump.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The bell has rung on round two of the Democratic Party’s civil war.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential primary sets the stage for another knock-down, drag-out fight between the establishment wing of the party and the ascendant left, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

That showdown threatens to tear open old wounds the party suffered in the bitter 2016 primary contest between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Party leaders have tried to move on from that divisive episode, but deep wells of suspicion and distrust remain between mainstream Democrats and the left.

“The civil war that started in 2016 never ended,” said one veteran Democratic hand. “It’s still going on.”

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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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