Big govt, Elections, International, Politics

Gillibrand Glosses Over Own “Racist” Immigration Record

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is already trying to get ahead of what is sure to be a down and dirty debate season for Democrats by distancing herself from her own “racist” stances on immigration in the past. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Gillibrand was called out for a previous campaign flyer stipulating that she was against “amnesty to illegal aliens” and in support of English as “the official language of the United States.” She explained her change of heart while reflecting on President Trump’s “racist” stances so similar to her own just a decade ago: “So, what President Trump is doing is creating fear and division and a darkness across this country that I have never seen before.” Sorry, Kirsten, you can’t have it both ways. You’re either pro-border security or an open borders Leftist. Good luck juggling that ball, Flipper.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Sunday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper to discuss, among other things, her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

During the nearly ten minute segment, Tapper and Gillibrand had the following exchange about President Trump’s allegedly “racist” immigration policies:

TAPPER: All right. You have said Trump’s immigration positions are racist. That’s the word you used — racist.

Now, as you know, you were more conservative early on in your career on immigration. CNN’s KFILE is out with a new report this week on your 2008 campaign website and a mailer sent from your congressional office back then, a long time ago, but still in your public life.

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Big govt, Politics

Ted Cruz Calls Out Pelosi’s SOTU Scheme

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s State of the Union postponement tactics aren’t really about the shutdown or thwarting the border wall so much but instead is about cutting off a direct line of communication between President Donald Trump and the American people. As you’ll recall, Pelosi wrote President Trump Wednesday requesting that he delay the televised SOTU until the government is reopened, calling it a “housekeeping matter.” According to Cruz, it’s really because Pelosi is a hostage of sorts to the Democrats’ increasingly Left wing voter base, and she and her party mates are being exposed for spiteful politicking despite funding previous border security efforts. From Cruz: They’re terrified of their extreme left wing, who hates Trump. And that’s why we’re having a shutdown. So why does Nancy Pelosi not want the State of the Union? Because the State of the Union is an enormous platform for the president to speak directly to the American people. Spot on, senator!

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Wednesday, asked about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stance to postpone President Trump’s State of the Union Address and why she would take that position, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a biting answer that was dead right: Pelosi doesn’t want Trump to directly address the American people because then they will get a different message than the mainstream media will give them.

Pelosi wrote to President Trump on Wednesday, “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29.” She later told CNN, “This is a housekeeping matter in the Congress of the United States, so we can honor the responsibility of the invitation we extended to the President. He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Google Rigs Search Results to Favor Abortion, Liberals

Just last month Google CEO Sundar Pichair swore under oath to Congress that the search engine giant does not “manually intervene” on any specific search results. He lied. According to an internal discussion thread obtained by Breitbart News, Google makes manipulation a regular habit on its YouTube video platform and regularly targets the Right. Specific topics subjected to “blacklist” censorship include prolife videos when “abortion” is searched. Other topics modified by behind-the-scenes engineers include those related to Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters and gun grabber David Hogg. In other words, birds of a Leftist feather flock together.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”

The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries,” which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive. According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.

The existence of the blacklist was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News by a source inside the company who wishes to remain anonymous.

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Big govt, Issues

South Dakota Lawmakers Consider Limiting Transgender Students

In what is already drawing the wrath of the ACLU, two South Dakota legislators have introduced a bill modifying the state’s policy to block transgender students from joining the sports team of the gender he or she identifies with by asserting biological criteria to ensure physically fair competition. Similar legislation has previously been passed in Texas, where students are required to participate based on the sex listed on his or her birth certificate. The ACLU has since responded that “Barring transgender students from the benefits of athletics holds them back from living authentic and fulfilling lives.” By authentic, they mean using “transgender” to create an unfair advantage over those whose sex is biologically correct.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, two Republican legislators in South Dakota introduced a bill that would throw out the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s 2015 policy allowing transgender students to join sports teams of the gender they choose, instead of their biological sex.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Jim Bolin (R-Canton) and Rep. Brunner (R-Nisland). Bolin served as mayor of Canton, South Dakota, from 2007 to 2008; before that, he served as the athletic director of the Canton Public Schools from 1996-2007. He said he brought forth the legislation in order to ensure fair competition, adding that he wanted to emulate Texas. As The Argus Leader notes, “Texas’ University Interscholastic League requires that students participate on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, and McCabe Collusion Conspiracy Theory Skeptics?

According to John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Trump in the Russia collusion investigation, top federal law enforcement officials did not “sincerely believe” in the conspiracy theory in the first place. Rather, Dowd says, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, and McCabe were in on a “coup” against President Trump. Dowd detailed, “They play games with his counterintelligence business an attempted coup by Comey and his crowd. And, the evidence is all over there. I take the New York Times article as an admission of their bad behavior.” Dowd is a tad biased, of course, but his point is taken. The evidence points-and we expect Mueller’s report will back as well-to one obviously conclusion: Trump is innocent of the very collusion for which the FBI is guilty.

A partial transcript is as follows:

JOHN DOWD: Little did I know that it appears that they were all in it together. I mean, Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, the whole crowd and they were out to get this president, no matter what. I don’t think they sincerely believed anything about Russia.

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Mueller Final Report Rumored to be “Anticlimactic”

During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News’ Jonathan Karl revealed that his sources have given him cause to believe the final report by Robert Mueller’s “investigation” is “almost certain to be anticlimactic.” Karl further opined, “If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report…Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation.” If Karl’s sources are reliable, none of this should come as any surprise. This so-called investigation in search of a purpose has only served to further damage the reputation of the nation’s most elite police force and enflame the cynicism of the electorate concerning the public faith and the duty of our nation’s top officials to respect the rule of law.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said his sources “interacting with” special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Mueller’s forthcoming report was “almost certain to be anti-climactic.”

Partial transcript as follows:

KARL: What I am getting is that this is all building up to the Mueller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And there have been expectations that have been building, of course, for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic. If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating, Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments and we have seen nothing from Mueller on the central question of, was there any coordination, collusion, with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections?

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

White House Prepping to Replace RBG

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, missed Supreme Court oral arguments this week for the first time since joining the bench decades ago. The Heritage Foundation’s Elizabeth Slattery warns, however, that “we shouldn’t read too much into the fact that she’s missed three days of oral arguments” since Ginsburg just had surgery Dec. 21 and is recovering from early-stage lung cancer. The missed days of work could indicate additional recovery time in as much as they implicate future health concerns for Ginsburg who has a well-documented history with various cancers. Nevertheless, the White House, as a precaution, has quietly let top Republicans know it is prepared for any vacancy and has a list of replacement candidates at the ready. Are you ready for another Supreme Court battle?

Here’s more from Fox News…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s absence this week from Supreme Court oral arguments – her first since joining the bench – has touched off a burst of speculation as well as low-key planning from the White House about the possibility of a departure.

At the same time, observers aren’t convinced the liberal backbone of the court is going anywhere. And as she recovers from early-stage lung cancer surgery, they suggest talk of a vacancy is premature.

“We shouldn’t read too much into the fact that she’s missed three days of oral arguments,” said Elizabeth Slattery, host of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s “Scotus 101” podcast. “She famously was back on the bench the day after her beloved husband Marty passed away so she’s obviously very committed to the job. But clearly she needs time to recuperate.”

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Big govt, Politics

Democrats Refuse to Give up Paychecks during Shutdown

While more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks during the ongoing federal government shutdown, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) decided against the gesture because it “would be a distraction.” Accordingly, Connolly will be collecting his paycheck even while members of our military and civilian federal employees will not be receiving theirs, all while joining in on the violin playing by the Democrats in solidarity with government employees. The real distraction here is that the Democrats are playing coy by ignoring that our Swiss cheese border is being overrun by criminal aliens for lack of a wall.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON – One Democratic congressman told PJM he’s not joining other members of Congress in declining a paycheck during the government shutdown because it would be a “distraction” if lawmakers weren’t paid, as well.

So far, more than a dozen lawmakers have voluntarily declined their paychecks due to the ongoing shutdown. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has reintroduced the No Budget No Pay Act and announced that he would send his payment to the U.S. Treasury until the government reopens.

“I will not accept any pay during any government shutdown. I am not delaying my pay; I am sending it back to the United States Treasury. And I am urging all my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, to do the same. Let’s send a message to the extreme partisans on both sides: do your job or don’t get paid,” Fitzpatrick said in a recent statement.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

AOC Abandons Truth in Favor of Illegal Immigration

Triggered by President Trump’s Tuesday night immigration address, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow and promptly went off the rails to defend the Left’s open borders agenda. Some of her most notable comments included these gems: “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans” and that the illegal immigrant caravan posted up at our Southern border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.” AOC also doubled down on her previous claims that President Trump is racist. Her remarks were made, somewhat ironically, after she appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to explain that truth is an acceptable casualty in the pursuit of moral superiority.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday night, after President Trump delivered his address to the nation regarding immigration, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with host Rachel Maddow, and proceeded to make some of the wildest statements of her neophyte career, including, “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans,” that illegal immigrants on the border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be,” that President Trump has a “proven track record of discrimination against anybody who’s really non-white in the United States, and that Trump assumed the office of the presidency with his “racist and violent rhetoric.”

Maddow began by asking Ocasio-Cortez to comment on Trump’s remarks, prompting the first of Ocasio-Cortez’s rants, as she bloviated:

I cannot tell you the amount of dysfunction that this president is advancing. We have now over 100 new members of this freshman class.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi/Schumer Deliver Liberal Response to Trump

President Trump will deliver a televised prime time address Tuesday night, making his case before the American people-and lawmakers on Capitol Hill-for why he needs $5.6 billion in border wall funding to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Pelosi and Schumer, hoping to not be upstaged, demanded that all major networks give them “equal airtime” to counter the president’s case and lob red herrings to distract from their nonsense arguments and political gamesmanship. Key lines of ad hominem argument from the Left’s grand wizards were that Mexico wasn’t paying for it (clearly, they aren’t either), and that it can’t pass the House anyway, both of which are obvious and therefore moot points, but stupidity and vapidity has never stopped liberals before.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will personally deliver the Democrat Party’s televised response to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on his proposal to erect a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

As a partial government shutdown extends into its third week, President Trump will make the case in a prime-time address that $5.6 billion in funding for the wall is required to solve the “crisis” at the southern border and end the partial closure of various federal agencies. The address, scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST, will be broadcast by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, and NBC.

On Monday, Pelosi and Schumer demanded all major news networks provide Democrats an opportunity to respond to the president’s speech to the nation, writing in a joint statement that they must granted “equal airtime”

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