Categories
... 2020 democrats 2020 Election 2020 elections 60 Minutes blaze Blaze podcasts Blaze tv Blazetv Commentary conservative Conservative commentary Conservative News democratic party election Harris Intelwars Joe Biden Kamala Kamala Harris news Pat Pat gray Pat gray radio Pat gray unleashed Pat gray videos Pat grey Pat unleashed Pathhead Policy Politics Progressive Radio TALK RADIO TheBlaze USA Video Youtube.com

Kamala Harris says she will NOT bring socialist policies to a Biden administration

“60 Minutes” correspondent Norah O’Donnell pressed Sen. Kamala Harris on her reputation of being considered “the most liberal United States senator.”

In this clip, Pat Gray discussed the interview, and how O’Donnell pushed Harris about being a socialist.

“As we’ve said multiple times, [Kamala Harris] is the most liberal person, the most progressive senator we had in all of the Senate,” Pat said, “including Bernie Sanders, including Elizabeth Warren.”

O’Donnell sought clarification on whether Harris would support the policies of running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Harris noted that Biden did not share her support for socialist policies, including the Green New Deal and legalizing marijuana.

“Are going to bring those progressive policies — that you supported as senator — into a Biden administration,” O’Donnell asked.

In Harris’ response, she claimed part of a deal she made with Biden was to share her lived experience and give an honest perspective on policy matters.

“And is that a socialist or progressive perspective?” O’Donnell asked.

Harris said she would not bring a socialist perspective to the table. Harris added that she would not have joined the Democratic ticket if she didn’t support Biden’s vision for America.

For more interview details, click here.

Pat commented on the bizarre interview and gave his opinion of Harris’ denial of being a socialist.

Watch the video for more.

Use promo code PAT to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV.

Want more from Pat Gray?

To enjoy more of Pat’s biting analysis and signature wit as he restores common sense to a senseless world, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Share
Categories
... 2020 democrats 2020 Election 2020 elections 60 Minutes blaze Blaze podcasts Blaze tv Blazetv Commentary conservative Conservative commentary Conservative News democratic party election Harris Intelwars Joe Biden Kamala Kamala Harris news Pat Pat gray Pat gray radio Pat gray unleashed Pat gray videos Pat grey Pat unleashed Pathhead Policy Politics Progressive Radio TALK RADIO TheBlaze USA Video Youtube.com

Kamala Harris says she will NOT bring socialist policies to a Biden administration

“60 Minutes” correspondent Norah O’Donnell pressed Sen. Kamala Harris on her reputation of being considered “the most liberal United States senator.”

In this clip, Pat Gray discussed the interview, and how O’Donnell pushed Harris about being a socialist.

“As we’ve said multiple times, [Kamala Harris] is the most liberal person, the most progressive senator we had in all of the Senate,” Pat said, “including Bernie Sanders, including Elizabeth Warren.”

O’Donnell sought clarification on whether Harris would support the policies of running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Harris noted that Biden did not share her support for socialist policies, including the Green New Deal and legalizing marijuana.

“Are going to bring those progressive policies — that you supported as senator — into a Biden administration,” O’Donnell asked.

In Harris’ response, she claimed part of a deal she made with Biden was to share her lived experience and give an honest perspective on policy matters.

“And is that a socialist or progressive perspective?” O’Donnell asked.

Harris said she would not bring a socialist perspective to the table. Harris added that she would not have joined the Democratic ticket if she didn’t support Biden’s vision for America.

For more interview details, click here.

Pat commented on the bizarre interview and gave his opinion of Harris’ denial of being a socialist.

Watch the video for more.

Use promo code PAT to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV.

Want more from Pat Gray?

To enjoy more of Pat’s biting analysis and signature wit as he restores common sense to a senseless world, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Share
Categories
Cynical theories democratic party Former never-trumper Intelwars James lindsay New discourses

Former never-Trumper James Lindsay on why he just CAN’T vote for Joe Biden

This is a moment “Cynical Theories” author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the “New Discourses Podcast” recently came out as “unhappily” voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn’t “Trump versus Biden.” It’s Trump versus a “movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation.” Lindsay warned that if it isn’t stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

“A lot of people don’t understand what’s happening with the election we have right now,” he said. “They think it’s a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We’re voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that’s not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who’s going to govern as we’ve all seen — the way he feels like he’s going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation.”

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to “abolish anything they don’t like,” which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that “this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party.”

“It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that’s turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that’s what we’re going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can’t do it,” he said.

Watch the video below for more details:

Share
Categories
democratic party Election 2020 Foreign Policy Intelwars Joe Biden Russia Vladimir Putin

Russian President Putin favorably compares Biden and Democrats to Soviet Communists

Russian President Vladimir Putin favorably compared presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic Party to Soviet communism in an interview with the Rossiya TV channel released Wednesday.

Putin once again denied that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and pledged to work with whomever wins the 2020 election, Newsweek reported. But he favorably remarked on the Democratic Party’s ideology, comparing it to the old Soviet Union’s Communist Party, and said those shared values may be a “basis for developing contacts” with Biden should he win the White House.

“The Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to social democratic ideas,” Putin said. “And it was from the social democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.”

“After all, I was a member of the Soviet Communist Party for nearly 20 years,” Putin added. “I was a rank-and-file member, but it can be said that I believed in the party’s ideas. I still like many of these left-wing values. Equality and fraternity. What is bad about them? In fact, they are akin to Christian values.

“Yes, they are difficult to implement, but they are very attractive, nevertheless,” he continued. “In other words, this can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.”

Putin also noted the Soviet Union rhetorically supported the civil rights movement for black Americans and suggested this is another common value he shares with the American left-wing in the context of Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

Black Americans “constitute a stable electorate” for Democrats, Putin said. “The Soviet Union also supported the African Americans’ movement for their legitimate rights.”

He also tied the civil rights movement to communist ideology.

“Back in the 1930s, Communist International leaders wrote that both black and white workers had a common enemy — imperialism and capitalism. They also wrote that these people could become the most effective group in the future revolutionary battle,” Putin said.

“So, this is something that can be seen, to a degree, as common values, if not a unifying agent for us,” he explained. “People of my generation remember a time when huge portraits of Angela Davis, a member of the U.S. Communist Party and an ardent fighter for the rights of African Americans, were on view around the Soviet Union.”

Although Putin noted Biden has used “sharp anti-Russia rhetoric” against Russian election meddling and Russia’s foreign policy, he specifically identified nuclear arms control as an area he’s ready to partner with Biden, should the Democratic candidate win.

“Candidate Biden has said openly that he was ready to extend the New START or to sign a new strategic offensive reductions treaty,” Putin said. “This is already a very significant element of our potential future cooperation.”

He reiterated his willingness to work with Trump or Biden, whomever wins.

“I would like to repeat what I have said more than once before. We will work with any future president of the United States, the one whom the American people give their vote of confidence,” Putin said.

Share
Categories
Campaign 2020 democratic party Donald Trump Intelwars Joe Biden republican party voter registration

Biden is dominating Trump in the polls — but Trump’s campaign is making significant inroads where it matters: voter registration

With just weeks left before Election Day, Joe Biden holds a commanding lead over President Donald Trump in national polling, just as Hillary Clinton did in the run-up to the 2016 election.

But polling doesn’t tell the whole story.

In fact, according to Trump’s campaign, another important election metric suggests that Trump may not be trailing Biden as badly as polls show — or even at all.

What are the details?

According to the Washington Examiner, Republicans have made significant strides in their voter registration efforts, indicating that grassroots support for the president may be greater than what the polls depict.

Traditionally, voter registration is dominated by the Democratic Party.

However, Trump’s campaign has made significant inroads in battleground states that will be key to winning the election, even flipping one state completely.

From the Washington Examiner:

In Pennsylvania, the Republican Party has sliced the Democrats’ dominance with registered voters by nearly 200,000 since Election Day 2016. The Republicans also made up ground in North Carolina, reducing the Democrats’ superiority among registered voters by 243,000 compared to four years ago. In Florida, the GOP chopped the Democratic advantage by 154,000. In Iowa, the Republicans turned a nearly 15,000 voter registration deficit on March 1 into a 13,000 lead on Thursday.

The Trump campaign told the Examiner that the numbers indicate grassroots enthusiasm for Trump’s reelection.

“Part of voter registration is simply harnessing enthusiasm,” said Nick Trainer, the Trump campaign’s director of battleground strategy. “There is a knock-down, drag-out part of registering voters, and it’s time-consuming. But you can’t register them if they’re not enthused about your party or your candidate.”

Some of those newly registered Republican voters could be voters who were previously registered Democrats, but had long voted for Republican candidates.

But Charlie Gerow, a Republican operative, told the Examiner that such circumstances do not explain the significant shift in Pennsylvania, for example.

“Some of these registrations are, in fact, Democrat crossovers from people who have been voting Republican for a while,” Gerow explained. “Many are new registrants as well as a significant number who are registering Republican specifically because of Donald Trump voter registration.”

What did the Democratic Party say?

The Democratic National Committee dismissed the development, pointing to the fact that Democrats still lead voter registration in battleground states overall. DNC spokesman David Bergstein also told the Examiner, “We are beating them in voter participation.”

What do the polls show?

Currently, Biden leads Trump nationally by an average whopping 9-point margin, greater than any lead Clinton had on Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election.

Ultimately, the margin between Clinton and Trump shrunk to just a few points, which reflected the popular vote margin of 2.1% in Clinton’s favor.

Share
Categories
2020 Election 2020 presidential election democratic party Intelwars republican party

Google Trends show more people are searching ‘how to vote Republican’ than ‘how to vote Democrat’ — and have been for most of the year

Google Trends, which tracks what people around the world search on the internet, appears to be showing some encouraging news for Republicans.

Americans have been significantly
more likely to search for “how to vote Republican” than “how to vote Democrat.” And that trend has continued for pretty much for an entire year.

What’s this now?

According to Google Trends, since early October 2019, Americans, on average, have been about two-thirds more likely to search “how to vote Republican” than “how to vote Democrat.”

The most recent data show that just last week, the search favored Republicans by about 18%.

The data project that for this week the popularity of the search for “how to vote Republican” will far more than double that of the search for “how to vote Democrat.”

Google Trends also breaks down the data by state.

Here are the 10 states where “how to vote Republican” has had the biggest lead over “how to vote “Democrat” as a percentage of searches:

No. 1: Idaho
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 2: New Mexico
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 3: Mississippi
? How to vote Republican: 100%

? How to vote Democrat: 0%

No. 4: Alabama
? How to vote Republican: 72%

? How to vote Democrat: 28%

No. 5: Minnesota
? How to vote Republican: 70%

? How to vote Democrat: 30%

No. 6: Louisiana
? How to vote Republican: 69%

? How to vote Democrat: 31%

No. 7: Kentucky
? How to vote Republican: 65%

? How to vote Democrat: 35%

No. 8: Washington
? How to vote Republican: 62%

? How to vote Democrat: 38%

No. 9: Kansas
? How to vote Republican: 60%

? How to vote Democrat: 40%

No. 10: Nebraska
? How to vote Republican: 60%

? How to vote Democrat: 40%

Another positive note for the GOP from the data: Since mid-July, searching for “how to register Republican” has been 50% more popular than “how to register Democrat” among Americans.

Share
Categories
2020 Election democratic party Government Intelwars republican party Size of Government Traditional Values

Record high share of Americans want government to do more to solve problems

A majority of Americans now believe the government should do more to solve the nation’s problems — a record high, according to Gallup.

The increased push for greater government involvement is coming from Democrats and independents, while Republicans’ view on government intervention in our problems has remained flat.

What’s the data?

With the coronavirus creating health concerns, the pandemic’s impacts on the economy, racial unrest, and growing concerns about the integrity of the next election, people are looking to the government for solutions more every day.

For the first time in Gallup’s polling history on the topic, more than half (54%) of Americans want the government to do more to solve the country’s problems. Just 41% of those surveyed said the government is doing too much, the polling outfit reported Monday.

The recent uptick — from 47% in 2019 to 54% today — is also the first time those supporting increased government intervention outnumbered those opposing it since 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Broken down by party, it’s clear that Democrats and independents are responsible for the massive growth in the call for increased government involvement in our lives: 83% of Democrats (up from 70% in 2019) and 56% of independents (up from 46% in 2019) support the bigger-government position. Just 22% of Republicans (down from 24% in 2019) hold that same view.

Should government promote traditional values?

Gallup’s Monday report also showed that while the public’s desire for government involvement in solving problems has grown, backing for the government promoting traditional values has remained basically flat.

Just 47% of Americans said the U.S. government should promote traditional values, while 50% said the government should not favor any values.

The partisan breakdown shows that while Republicans’ calls for more government promotion of traditional values have grown since last year, that increase has been countered by a drop among independents and Democrats.

In 2019, 69% of Republicans wanted the government to push traditional values. Today, 74% of Republicans feel that way. For independents, the share dropped from 49% in 2019 to 42% today. And among Democrats, the number dropped from 31% last year to 29%.

Share
Categories
democratic party Divide the nys caucus Intelwars James seward John salka New York

Newly introduced plan would split New York into three ‘autonomous regions,’ strip power from Democratic leaders

Some New York lawmakers are fed up with the power disparity held by Democratic leaders, and they’ve hatched a plan to neutralize the clear power imbalance.

What’s the background?

Although New York often gets a bad rap for being overwhelmingly liberal, much of the Empire State is not actually progressive.

But because the state’s population is concentrated in New York City and the surrounding area, the voice of upstate and rural residents often goes unheard.

What is the plan?

New York lawmakers, including state Sen. James Seward (R) and state Rep. John Salka (R), are looking to even the playing field.

They are co-sponsoring a plan to split New York into three autonomous regions, Gannett journalist Julie Sherwood
reported.

The three proposed regions are:

  • The New York Region, including the five boroughs of New York City
  • The Montauk Region, including Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland
  • The New Amsterdam Religion, encompassing the upstate

John Bergener Jr., chairman of the Divide New York State Caucus, has said the plan would strip the state government in Albany of “90 percent of its power,” reducing the governor — currently Democrat Andrew Cuomo — to essentially a figurehead, similar to the British monarch.

The plan would establish bi-cameral legislatures in each region, whose regional senators and assembly members would also serve in the New York State Assembly.

In theory, the division would create a power balance.

“New Amsterdam & Montauk regional governments would have the power to repeal these unnecessary NYS regulations and bad laws that are killing jobs,” Divide New York State Caucus explains, Sherwood reported. “While the New York regional government could enact those changes it wants for NYC only that upstate currently blocks.”

Seward said in a statement:

Downstate domination of the state legislature has become a serious problem, and the division of New York into multiple regions would help restore our upstate voice and values. The SAFE Act, bail reform, and farm policies, are just a few recent areas where New York City based politicians have strong-armed their beliefs into law over the objection of the rest of the state. As we work to rebound following the COVID-19 outbreak there are a number of upstate priorities — increased broadband, help for small businesses, lower taxes — that are not high on the list of downstate officials. Clearly, the time is right to thoroughly explore the idea of dividing New York State and I certainly hope that a majority of my colleagues and the voters will agree.

What are the legal roadblocks?

The bill has been introduced in both New York State Assembly chambers — SB 5416 and AB 5498 — but it currently remains in committee.

However, to become official, the New York state constitution would need to be amended.

Divide New York State Caucus said that spitting New York into multiple new states is “preferable” to creating autonomous zones within the Empire State, but would be a more difficult task because it would need the approval of the U.S. Congress.

Share
Categories
Anti-trump attack Delaware democratic party Donald Trump Intelwars Pro-trump demonstration republican party watch Wilmington

Eggs allegedly thrown at children during rally supporting President Trump: ‘This is what the Democrat party represents’

Delaware State Police on Monday told TheBlaze that “during a Republican Political Rally” Sunday outside the Crossroads Restaurant in Wilmington, three males between the ages of 20 and 25 drove by and threw eggs at the crowd standing near the roadway.

Police said three children and three adults were struck, no injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made amid the active investigation.

‘I wanted to show you what these hateful liberals did to a little child’

Lauren Witzke, a Republican candidate from Delaware for U.S. Senate, hosted the event supporting President Donald Trump. Witzke
posted a video on her Twitter page that she said showed the aftermath, including a little girl with eggshells in her hair and a little boy with egg on his shirt.

“I wanted to show you what these hateful liberals did to a little child,” Witzke said in the clip as the video camera focused on top of the girl’s head. “They drove by, and they threw eggs at little children.”

Witzke added that the rally participants were waiting for police and had the license plate of the egg-throwers’ vehicle.

“This is a hate crime right here,” she said, adding that “little children [are] getting egged” “just for being conservative.”

Witzke also said, “This is what the Democrat Party represents, this is what the Democrat party allows” and that “we have to build something better for our children and their future, because the radical left will throw eggs at little children, the radical left will throw profanities at little children.”

Here are other images:

How did folks react?

Of course a number of folks were upset at the alleged egging incident, but others had different points of view:

  • “Stop putting kids in the line of fire,” one commenter wrote. “Children are not props. Your whole message is lost when you have these children in harm’s way. Now you use them as a prop. Manipulate peoples emotion to fit your view. You are a piece of s**t.”
  • “I’m pro-Trump, but using that poor wee girl to make a point is unacceptable,” another commenter said. “Instead of standing over her and sticking a phone in her face … she should have been held and comforted. Eggs hurt when you’re hit by one. And clearly her eye was bothering her. Shame on you.”
  • “Eggs are better than pepper spray,” another detractor noted.

But there was plenty of pushback on such perspectives, too, as one commenter
noted, “If this were the other way around, there would be a mic in every conservative congressman’s face asking whether or not they denounced it. NO Democrat in Congress or running for office is ever asked to comment on stuff like this.”

Haven’t we seen this movie before?

In late August, two women in Wilmington were
caught on video ripping up pro-Trump signs and stealing a red “Make America Great Again” hat while a 7-year-old boy cried and chased after them near the venue for the virtual Democratic National Convention.

And last week, Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy — both 21 and from Wilmington — were
indicted by a New Castle County grand jury on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching, and felony hate crimes, Delaware Online reported.


L to R: Olivia Winslow, Camryn AmyImage source: Wilmington Police

Video of the incident shows two women harassing a mother and her young son. The women ripped pro-Trump signs and stole a MAGA hat sitting near the boy, whose mother recorded the altercation.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @TrumpStudents

At one point the boy sees another hat on the ground, and when he goes to retrieve it, one of the women actually appears to stomp her foot to prevent him from picking it up. The video doesn’t show whether she makes contact with the boy’s hand:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @TrumpStudents

But when a man the mother apparently knows attempts to intervene, the same woman appears to hit him in the face:


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @TrumpStudents

Here’s the clip:

Share
Categories
democratic party Flag burning God Indiana Intelwars leftist violence republican party Sheriff watch

Sheriff leaving Democrats after watching ‘idiots’ on ‘left-wing’ stoke ‘civil unrest’ in American cities

An Indiana sheriff announced he’s switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party — and it has everything to do with the “idiots” on the “left-wing” he’s observed stoking “civil unrest” this summer, WEVV-TV reported.

What are the details?

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding noted his political party switch at a press conference Thursday, the station said.

“It’s interesting that we see this glorious flag here,” he said, WEVV reported. “The Democrats want to burn that thing every day.”

Wedding continued, the station said: “That’s part of the reason why I said ‘I can’t tolerate that.’ Burning our flag, the symbol of our country and our freedom, the greatest country in the world.”

The sheriff added that “in the left-wing, you can’t say ‘God.’ They can’t say ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. … It’s ridiculous. And I sit and watch this, I think, ‘How can I even say or be a part of idiots like that,'” WEVV reported

Image source: WEVV-TV video screenshot

“I’m tired of seeing fires set in our streets,” Wedding also said, according to the station. “I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government, and everything we stand for. You hard-working people, that have worked from the time you’re young to now, you’ve become successful individuals — and they want to get on you for being successful. I don’t believe in that.”

He also brought up the talking point of defunding the police that “left-wing liberals” have been propagating amid protests and rioting since George Floyd died while in police custody in May, WEVV said.

“By not supporting the rule of law, we see chaos like in Chicago, Portland, Seattle,” the sheriff continued, according to the station, “and instead of defunding the police, they should support funding the police during this time of civil unrest.”

Wedding added that the GOP has “a lot of work to do — including winning the presidential election, because if not, we’re in trouble,” WEVV said.

Anything else?

After his announcement, Wedding told WFIE-TV the Democratic Party has lost its way.

“The Democrats represented hard-working individuals,” he added to the station. “People who were just working-class America and they believed in values, family, and that you’ve got to work to achieve. I think we’ve lost that in the Democratic Party. I was one of the people who had nothing growing up, and I’ve worked to achieve. I’m proud of where I was and where I am today.”

What did local Democrats have to say?

The Democratic Party of Vanderburgh County released the following statement to WFIE regarding Wedding’s party switch:

While we are disappointed with Dave Wedding’s decision to leave the Democratic Party, we are more disappointed with the reasoning he provided the community for his choice. We are aware that there are many conversations regarding police reform on a national level. However, Sheriff Wedding knows that the Democratic majorities on the County Commissioners and City Council have been strongly and consistently supportive of local law enforcement. In contrast, he has always pointed out the Republican-controlled Vanderburgh County Council and Indiana State Legislature were responsible for the creation of budgetary restraints that made his job more difficult. His move to the Republican Party after benefiting from years of Democratic support make his political opportunism all the more distasteful. Nevertheless, we as a party look forward to building on last year’s success and welcoming a new wave of fresh leadership this fall and re-electing proven leadership including County Councilman Mike Goebel, State Representative Ryan Hatfield, County Coroner Steve Lockyear, and County Commissioner Ben Shoulders; among many others.

Share
Categories
2020 presidential election democratic party Intelwars Joe Biden Leftists Minnesota mayors endorse trump President Donald Trump

6 Minnesota Democratic mayors endorse Trump: ‘We don’t recognize the Democratic Party’ that has ‘moved so far to the left’

At least six Democratic mayors broke with the party and endorsed President Donald Trump over the weekend.

All six mayors, from swing state Minnesota, made clear their intentions in an open letter.

What are the details?

Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich, Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, and Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe all signed an open letter endorsing the president for four more years.

A portion of the joint letter said, “As Greater Minnesota Mayors from Democratic cities on the Iron Range of Minnesota, we write today to formally endorse the re-election of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents’ jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country.”

“By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class,” the scathing letter continued. “We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere.”

The Minnesota mayors all agreed that the Democratic Party is unrecognizable in 2020 due to its massive shift to the left.

“Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party,” the letter declared. “It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats.”

“We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us,” the mayors added. “Yet, four years ago, something wonderful happened. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, and he stood up to China, implemented tax cuts and fought for the working class.”

The letter pointed out that former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is simply out of touch with many people in the Midwest and specifically in Minnesota.

“Now, four years later, the Iron Range is roaring back to life and for the first time in a very long time, locals are hopeful because of this President’s policies and willingness to fight for us,” the letter added. “Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation.”

The letter concluded that there is much at stake in the 2020 presidential election — and Trump is apparently the one to fit the bill to fight for the average American.

“In this election, there is a lot at stake, but the biggest risk is our jobs, our economy, and our way of life,” the letter pointed out. “President Trump delivered the best economy in our nation’s history, and President Trump will deliver for us again. He will continue to fight for every American, regardless of party affiliation and continue to stand up for the working class. Today, we write to formally endorse President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for four more years.”

Something is brewing in the Midwest

The move comes on the heels of filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore warning Democratic voters that Trump is on track for a sweeping win against Democrats in the November general election.

On Saturday, Moore wrote a now-viral Facebook post admitting that enthusiasm for a Trump win in swing states is at fever pitch, calling the support for the incumbent “off the charts.”

He also warned that progressive complacency will backfire for the Democratic Party if voters aren’t careful.

Moore correctly predicted that Trump would clinch the presidency in 2016 over former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“Sorry to have to provide the reality check again, but when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were a virtual tie,” he wrote in Saturday’s social media post. “In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points.”

“Are you ready for a Trump victory? Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again?” he warned. “Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC to pull this off?”

He concluded, “The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states — but not Michigan. Sound familiar? I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much. Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!”

Share
Categories
Barack Obama Bernie Sanders Campaign 2020 democratic party Intelwars Joe Biden

Obama admits: So-called moderate Joe Biden is ‘not that different’ from far-left Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is campaigning as a moderate, and the media worked overtime to present his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), not as a far-left lawmaker, but as a moderate that a plurality of Americans could support.

But according to former President Barack Obama, Biden is “not that different” from socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

What did Obama say?

Sanders supports single-payer health care, ridiculously high taxes, the Green New Deal, free college education, raising the minimum wage, cancelling student loan debt, among other far-left policies.

Obama told New Yorker magazine that, from a “40,000-foot level,” Biden and Sanders are not too dissimilar.

“If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a 40,000-foot level,” Obama admitted.

“They both want to make sure everybody has health care. They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage. They want to make sure every child gets a good education,” Obama continued.

The Democratic Party was deeply divided during the primary. On one side stood the Democratic establishment, which backed Biden. On the other side was the progressive-wing of the party — the party’s youth and diversity — which backed Sanders. When it became clear Biden would be the nominee, questions arose about whether Biden could appeal to far-left Democrats.

According to Obama, Biden has moved further left — but he said any changes are merely circumstantial.

“A lot of times, the issue has to do with ‘How do we go about that, and what are the coalitions we need?'” Obama said. “What I think the moment has done is to change some of those calculations, not because necessarily Joe’s changed but because circumstances have changed.”

What exactly are Biden’s positions?

Indeed, many of his official policy positions align with what progressives advocate.

Biden supports raising taxes on wealthy Americans, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, believes at least two years of college should be free, wants to expand the Affordable Care Act, wants to enact a national firearm registry, among other positions.

However, Biden does not support universal health care, but he does “embrace” much of the Green New Deal, Slate reported.

Share
Categories
Alyssa milano democratic party Intelwars Rose mcgowan Women's Suffrage

Alyssa Milano gets torched by Hollywood star after claiming Dem Party has made ‘the world a better place’

Alyssa Milano got more than she bargained for over the weekend after starting a Twitter thread to list all of the things she claims the Democratic Party “has done to make the world a better place.”

What happened?

After Rose McGowan tore into the Democratic Party for being all talk and no walk, Milano responded with an exhaustive list of what she claims are Democratic Party accomplishments that have made “the world a better place.”

The thread mostly lists the actions of progressive presidents like Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Oddly, Milano also credited the Democratic Party for winning World War II.

But it was Milano’s first tweet — in which she credited the Democratic Party with women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment — that drew McGowan’s ire.

“A thread of all the things the Democratic Party has done to make the world a better place,” Milano tweeted. “Let’s start here: 1920 19TH AMENDMENT: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Under the leadership of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote.”

How did McGowan respond?

The Hollywood star tore into her fellow actress.

First, McGowan noted how Milano’s claimed Democratic Party accomplishment was really only beneficial for white women.

“Ummm… did you conveniently forget only WHITE WOMEN got the right to vote? They betrayed all others. To quote Marilyn Manson, ‘I was not born with enough middle fingers,'” she said.

Then McGowan explained why “most” white feminists — which Milano identifies as — are “frauds.”

“If I had been the leader of the Suffragettes, I would have waited and fought for EVERYONE’S right to vote. They f***d up. And you wonder why Black Women think white feminists are frauds. Most are,” McGowan said.

Later, McGowan got personal, claiming Milano “stole” the “#MeToo” movement. She also called Milano a “f***ing fraud” and revealed that Milano was “toxic” to work with on the show that they starred in together, “Charmed.”

You stole #metoo (a brilliant communication tool, not a movement) from Tarana. You co-opted my movement, the Cultural Reset, for fame, jealous of me for outing my rapist. You made 250k per week on Charmed,” McGowan said. “You threw a fit in front of the crew, yelling, ‘They don’t pay me enough to do this s***!’ Appalling behavior on the daily. I cried every time we got renewed because you made that set toxic AF. Now, get off my coattails you f***ing fraud.”

Share
Categories
Barack Obama Campaign 2020 democratic party Intelwars Joe Biden

Obama doubts Joe Biden’s 2020 chances in private, warns Biden will ‘f**k things up’: report

Former President Barack Obama has publicly supported Joe Biden’s bid for the White House. But behind closed doors, Obama has reportedly bashed his vice president.

What are the details?

Despite Biden often touting a best-friend relationship between himself and Obama, there are “lingering tensions” between the 44th president and Biden, according to a lengthy Politico magazine story.

Those tensions were highlighted during the 2016 election when Obama eagerly endorsed Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and again in 2020 when Obama declined to endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary, Politico noted.

One Democratic strategist who anonymously spoke to Politico claimed Obama has privately dismissed Biden’s electoral prowess.

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up,” the strategist claimed Obama told him.

Last year, Obama reportedly told a 2020 candidate that Biden severely lacked the ability to connect with the Democratic electorate, especially in Iowa.

“And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,” Obama said, Politico reported.

Biden aides have even highlighted differences in Obama’s endorsement of Clinton to his endorsement of Biden as evidence Obama lacks faith in Biden’s ability to be victorious on the campaign trail.

From Politico:

Biden and his aides often act like they have something to prove to the Obama team that doubted them. Some Biden allies noted that Obama’s endorsement of Biden, when it finally arrived, lacked the effusiveness of his endorsement of Clinton. “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” he said of Clinton in his video message in 2016. Four years later, in his endorsement video for Biden, he said: “I believe Joe has all of the qualities we need in a president right now … and I know he will surround himself with good people.”

According to Leon Panetta, defense secretary during the Obama administration, Biden has often felt as if his loyalty toward Obama was not repaid in-kind.

“He was loyal, I think, to Obama in every way in terms of defending and standing by him, even probably when he disagreed with what Obama was doing,” Panetta told Politico. “To some extent, [he] oftentimes felt that that loyalty was not being rewarded.”

What is happening now?

Despite the apparent rocky relationship between the former president and vice president, Obama will headline the Democratic National Convention next week to officially nominate Biden as the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominee.

Share
Categories
Abolish democratic party History History classes Intelwars public schools Racism accusation watch White privilege accusation

Democrat wants history classes abolished in state’s schools since they ‘lead to white privilege and a racist society’

Democratic state Rep. LaShawn K. Ford said history classes in Illinois public schools lead to “white privilege and a racist society” — and he wants them ended until the state can come up with a history curriculum that better represents the contributions of minorities and women, WLS-TV reported.

“I’m calling for the abolishment of history classes in Illinois,” Ford said at an Evanston news conference Sunday with other leaders, the station noted. “We’re concerned that current school history teachings lead to white privilege and a racist society.”

What are the details?

Ford is sponsoring House Bill 49-54 to create new teaching practices in public schools, WLS noted.

“When it comes to teaching history in Illinois, we need to end the miseducation of Illinoisans,” Ford added, according to the station. “I’m calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history. Until a suitable alternative is developed, we should instead devote greater attention toward civics and ensuring students understand our democratic processes and how they can be involved.”

Ford’s bill would require elementary schools to teach students about the civil rights movement, WMAQ-TV reported.

“The miseducation of our children must stop,” Meleika Gardner of We Will — Women Empowering Women In Local Legislation — said in a statement, according to WLS. “It is urgent that it comes to an end as we witness our current climate become more hostile. Miseducation has fed and continues to feed systemic racism for generations. If Black History continues to be devalued and taught incorrectly, then it will call for further action.”

News conference attendees also want a history curriculum that highlights contributions by members of Jewish, LGBTQ, and other communities — and starting this school year, WMAQ reported.

Anything else?

Ford added that he’s “also alarmed that people continue to display symbols of hate, such as the recent display of the Confederate flag in Evanston.”

Last week, a woman confronted a group beachgoers for using a Confederate flag towel as they lounged on Lighthouse Beach.

According to the Chicago-Sun Times, the woman — identified as LaShandra Smith-Rayfield — shared video of herself telling the group the Confederate flag “is my swastika” and a “racist symbol of hate.”

But as Smith-Rayfield railed against the group, a person she described as a man of color intervened and defended the group’s right to use whatever towel they wanted — even if it bore the image of a Confederate flag.

The man said he served in the U.S. military “to defend this flag” and that she was the one who was out of line for harassing the group: “Just leave them alone. People like you haven’t done s**t for this country.”

Share
Categories
democratic party George floyd riots Intelwars leftist violence LGBTQ Progessive rioters watch Wisconsin

Leftist women accused of beating up 60-year-old ‘gay progressive’ state senator during riots are arrested

Two women accused of
beating up a Wisconsin state senator as he took video of a crowd that had torn down statues during violent protests last month were arrested Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot

Kerida E. O’Reilly, 33, and Samantha R. Hamer, 26, turned themselves in and were charged with substantial battery – party to a crime and robbery with use of force – party to a crime,
Madison police said, adding that the pair were identified with the assistance of members of the public.

What’s the background?

Protesters outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison smashed windows at the statehouse and tore down statues — and also beat up Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter who was observing them after midnight June 24, the
Journal Sentinel reported in a previous story.

Carpenter, 60, told the
Washington Post the violence “has got to stop before someone gets killed. Sad thing I’m on their side for peaceful demonstrations — am a Gay Progressive Dem Senator served 36 years in the legislature.”


Tim Carpenter (Image source: Wisconsin State Senate website)

Carpenter also posted video on Twitter showing protesters charging at him — and WKOW-TV staffer Lance Vesser tweeted that Carpenter said he was assaulted and then collapsed:

Carpenter said video he was recording “got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are going to get killed. Capitol locked – stuck in office. Stop violence now Plz!”

Here are two images showing what appear to be the individuals seen charging at Carpenter in his video:


Image source: Madison police

Here’s a photo of Carpenter reportedly about the time he was punched in the face:

The Journal Sentinel’s Lawrence Andrea reported, however, that “protesters said [Carpenter] provoked them.”

Paramedics treated Carpenter, but he declined to go to the hospital that night, the paper said, adding that a week later he indicated he had surgery for injuries stemming from the attack.

Anything else?

Not to be outdone by clobbering one of their allies, leftist protesters that night also tore down a statue of an abolitionist who died trying to end slavery during the Civil War, the Journal Sentinel said.

The paper said the nearly century-old statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg — an anti-slavery activist who fought and died for the Union — was decapitated and dragged from its spot guarding the statehouse and thrown into a lake by protesters.

And the statue of Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” — “an allegory of devotion and progress,” according to the Wisconsin Historical Society — also was torn down, the paper said.

Share
Categories
2020 Election 2020 presidential election Bernie bros Bernie Sanders democratic party Intelwars Joe Biden

Like eating a ‘bowl of s**t’: Bernie Sanders supporters still really don’t like the idea of backing Biden

Left-wing progressives who supported the candidacy of avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are having a hard time getting behind the Democratic establishment candidate, presumptive nominee Joe Biden. Their attitudes and recent comments could help President Donald Trump get re-elected, according to analysis from The Atlantic.

Backing Biden is apparently so distasteful that a Sanders campaign co-chair likened it to eating a “bowl of s**t.”

What’s going on now?

During the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, when it was becoming evident that then-Sen. Barack Obama was going to take the nomination from Hillary Clinton, party leaders called on all Democrats to come together to support the eventual nominee.

A radical group of Clinton supporters started a group called “Party Unity, My Ass,” or PUMA. (The group later claimed on its website that PUMA stood for “People United Means Action.”) The band of activists tried to fight the inevitable nomination of Obama to the bitter end, even going so far as to starting the infamous birther narrative against the man who would become the nation’s first black president.

But the PUMAs can’t hold a candle to many of the leftist progressive backers of Sanders. Sanders supporters have gained a bit of a reputation over the years for not being willing to play ball with non-radicals — much less moderates — in the Democratic Party.

For example, one faction, known as the Bernie Bros., harassed Democratic election officials at their homes, reportedly created “fake tweets” to get fans of a popular boy band to attack a journalist who had written a damaging article, and allegedly vandalized a campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Now that nothing stands between Biden and the Democratic nomination, progressive Sanders supporters are not happy about the notion of supporting the “establishment” nominee.

Nina Turner, a co-chair of the Sanders campaign, reportedly told The Atlantic’s Peter Nicholas that the notion of endorsing Biden was like eating a “bowl of s**t.”

“It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of s**t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing,'” she said, according to Nicholas. “It’s still s**t.”

Another Bernie backer, hard-core leftist Harvard professor Cornel West, lamented that he and other liberals would have to back the very type of candidate they have been fighting against.

“We have to be true to ourselves and acknowledge that Biden is a mediocre, milquetoast, neoliberal centrist that we’ve been fighting against in the Democratic establishment,” West said.

How will this help Trump?

Nicholas warned that the ongoing spat between Sanders supporters and the rest to the Democratic Party could help Trump come November.

“[Biden] still symbolizes a brand of establishment centrism that leaves some younger voters and some in the party’s activist wing uninspired,” Nicholas noted.

This could lead to Sanders’ base staying home on Election Day “out of pique,” during Biden’s efforts in swing states, he warned.

Nicholas concluded: “Expect Trump to aggravate a dispute that advances his own interests. As I’ve written, he spent months wooing Sanders voters during the primary, trying to convince them that the senator was the victim of a Democratic conspiracy to prevent him from getting the party’s nomination.”

Share
Categories
2020 Election Biden campaign democratic party Florida Intelwars Joe Biden

Joe Biden campaign is ‘suppressing the Hispanic vote’ in Florida says … group of nearly 100 Democratic organizers

Democrats often accuse Republicans of attempting to suppress the votes of American minorities. If the GOP pushes for voter ID laws, the Democrats shout “suppression!” If Republicans dare push for laws to stop election fraud — “suppression!”

On and on it goes.

But over the weekend the tables turned in Florida. Now the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is facing accusations of “suppressing the Hispanic vote” in the Sunshine State.

And accusations are coming from Democrats. Not just any Democrats — but Democratic field organizers. Nearly 100 of them.

What’s that now?

A group of 94 party activists sent a seven-page internal letter to the Florida Democratic Party leadership Friday, alleging that the Biden campaign is “suppressing the Hispanic vote” in Central Florida, according to the the Miami Herald, which obtained a copy of the missive.

With just over three months to go before the presidential election, allegations of “mistreatment of field organizers, relocating trained staff members without explanation, lack of organizing resources and taking on volunteers who are then left in limbo” is not something the party or the campaign likely wants the public to hear about.

The Herald reported that the organizers claim the campaign is perpetuating a “toxic” work culture and is lacking vital infrastructure.

One of the recent party moves at issue, according to the letter, is the decision by the FDP to transfer several Spanish-speaking organizers from a region in the central part of the state that is heavily Puerto Rican to the northern region with few Hispanics.

The letter also said that input from organizers connected to Central Florida’s Puerto Rican community is often dismissed, the Herald said.

“Four of five Spanish-speaking organizers along the I-4 corridor who were moved to North Florida were Puerto Rican,” the letter stated, according to the Herald.

Apparently, the campaign “is suppressing the Hispanic vote by removing Spanish-speaking organizers from Central Florida without explanation, which fails to confront a system of white-dominated politics we are supposed to be working against as organizers of a progressive party,” the newspaper reported.

Worries about Democrats and the state’s Hispanic vote is reportedly not a new concern of Florida Democrats. The Herald said the letter reflects similar concerns that Florida Democratic County chairmen shared with party leaders days before when they warned that the Biden campaign risks making the same mistakes Hillary Clinton’s campaign made in 2016.

The letter writers are also annoyed with the way the party has reacted to those who would bring up the concerns and noted that there does not seem to be an adequate plan in place. More from the Herald:

Organizers say in the memo that while they have expressed frustration with the campaign’s missteps in Florida, some staff members have been “lectured” as a result, and their concerns dismissed as “unnecessary and wrong.” And the signatories stress that while some employees have been brought from out of state to supervise field staffers, the state party’s field organizers have not been given priority.

“We are roughly 100 days out from the election, and there is no functional targeted field outreach and organizing of the Hispanic/Spanish-speaking, Brazilian/Portuguese-speaking, and Haitian/Creole-speaking communities in our state,” the letter states. “There are no targets, scripts, data infrastructure, community outreach, or phonebanks established for this.”

One anonymous organizer warned the state party in a statement to the Herald: “The way you treat your lowest ranked employees says a lot about you as an organization … especially in electoral work, when organizers are the ones on the front lines.”

Another anonymous Democratic staffer told the paper: “It’s disappointing, but I can’t say that I’m surprised. I just hope that it will be reckoned with soon.”

Just a union thing?

Democratic Party officials in Florida told the Herald this is all connected to ongoing negotiations with the organizers’ union:

A Democratic official familiar with internal discussions who asked not to be named said the letter comes amid negotiations between the Coordinated Campaign in Florida and the field organizers’ union, the IBEW Local 824.

The official said organizers have not been updated on their individual assignments due to the ongoing union negotiations, which predate the letter.

Jackie Lee, Biden for President Florida state director, said in a statement the campaign has an “open-door policy” and its leadership in Florida is consulting with IBEW Local 824 on “many of the issues” discussed in the letter.

Hoping to tamp down the bad press on the newest complaint against the Biden campaign, Lee added, “We look forward to discussing them with organizers and getting their feedback as soon as able. The stakes of this election are critical, and we are committed to working with our organizers and Florida Democrats at every level in order to build a strong, successful Coordinated Campaign.”

She also said that the complaint in the letter about moving staff appears unwarranted, telling the Herald that over the last six weeks “no staff are asked to move or relocate, either from out of state or within states.”

Share
Categories
Antifa Congress democratic party Federal officers House of Representatives Intelwars jerry nadler Portland riots watch

Democratic House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says Antifa violence in Portland is a ‘myth’ — and gets absolutely savaged for it

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), chairman of House Judiciary Committee, said Antifa violence in Portland, Oregon, taking place night after night — and documented in numerous videos and news reports — is a “myth.”

What are the details?

Journalist Austen Fletcher — better known as @fleccas on
Twitter — caught up to Nadler on a Washington, D.C., sidewalk Sunday, and while video rolled asked him, “Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now? There’s riots —”

“That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler replied.

“About Antifa in Portland?” Fletcher asked again.

“Yes,” the New York congressman responded.

As the incredible exchange was going down, another person, presumably an aide, stepped into the video frame to whisk Nadler into a waiting vehicle.

“Sir, there’s videos everywhere online,” Fletcher called out as Nadler departed in silence. “There’s fires and riots, they’re throwing fireworks at federal officers. DHS is there. Look online. It gets crazy, Mr. Nadler.”

Afterward Fletcher remarked, “Yeah, Antifa’s a myth in Portland. Meanwhile, the whole city’s on fire, and they’re trying to burn down the courthouse.”

Here’s the clip:

How did folks respond?

As you might guess, Nadler’s claim wasn’t received too well. Donald Trump Jr. weighed in saying, “It’s a myth other than hundreds of hours of video and dozens of injured police officers”:

Others voiced similar sentiments:

Last month U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — the Judiciary Committee’s top Republican — blasted Nadler for calling Antifa “imaginary.”

“They’re not imaginary, they’re real,” Jordan said, adding that “to have the chair of the Judiciary Committee, on the House floor, say … these words … ‘imaginary things like Antifa.’ They are far from imaginary. And there are people in every major city in this country who know that, and yet the chair of the Judiciary Committee just made that statement. That is scary.”

Gabriel Nadales, a former Antifa militant,
said Nadler’s “imaginary” claim is “false.”

“I mean, the only thing that’s imaginary here is Representative Nadler’s sense of justice,” Nadales told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I mean, the protests I attended … weren’t imaginary. Also, the windows that I regrettably broke, they weren’t imaginary. Yet every single time that we have left-wing politicians … that deny and ignore and even justify Antifa violence, it’s only going to continue to grow.”

Anything else?

What began as protests over George Floyd’s killing in late May has shifted in Portland to nightly mayhem courtesy of Antifa and Black Lives Matter militants who attack police, set fires, destroy property, and roam the streets
looking to intimidate all those who get in their way.

On Sunday night Portland police responded to reports of gunfire in Lownsdale Square Park, where many of the protesters have been encamped, and
found a bag full of loaded rifle magazines and molotov cocktails. BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer said Antifa militants have been using fake press badges to confuse police and the few members of the real press there to cover the rioting.

And despite Nadler’s claims that Antifa violence is a “myth” and Antifa’s existence is “imaginary,” evidence to the contrary is
overwhelming. From President Donald Trump saying the U.S. would declare Antifa a terrorist organization to Jeremiah Ellison — a Minneapolis city councilman and the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison — declaring his support for Antifa in response to Trump, Antifa certainly appears to be all too real.

Share
Categories
2020 Election 2020 presidential election Abortion Democratic National Convention democratic party Intelwars Pro-Life

Pro-life Democrats warn their party as convention nears: Cut the radical pro-abortion platform, or it will cost us in November

As the Democratic National Committee prepares for its 2020 national convention scheduled for Aug. 17-20, they’re being warned by the pro-life members in their ranks: Temper the radical abortion language in the party’s platform — or it will cost us come November.

What’s the history?

In July 2016, with Hillary Clinton as its nominee, the Democratic Party adopted its most extreme position on abortion to date. For the first time ever, the DNC officially called for federal taxpayer funding of abortions — and it upset a lot of the then 32% of Democrats who considered themselves pro-life.

In 1996, the party — under Bill Clinton, who twice vetoed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban — at least called for making abortion “less necessary” and “more rare.”

They even declared that pro-life Democrats were welcome: “The Democratic Party is a party of inclusion. We respect the individual conscience of each American on this difficult issue, and we welcome all our members to participate at every level of our party.”

What’s the warning?

Now pro-life Democrats are warning their party to take a more temperate stance on abortion or the party will alienate religious voters, the Associated Press first reported.

A letter from the Christian group Democrats for Life sent to the DNC on Friday called on the party to jettison the call for taxpayer funding for abortions. It stated, in part:

Inspired by the Christian faith, we note that the Bible calls on us to speak up in favor of those who do not have a voice (Proverbs 31:8-9; Matthew 25:45). We also note that life begins at fertilization (Psalm 22:10- 11; Galatians 1:15; Luke 1:41; Psalm 139:13-15; Jeremiah 1:5). Finally, we note that abortion takes the life of the innocent, which is against Scripture (Exodus 20:13; 2 Kings 17:17; Deuteronomy 5:17; Revelation 22:15; Psalm 106:38; Proverbs 6:17).

Informed by human reason, we recall that 95% of biologists affirm the biological view that life begins at fertilization. Likewise, we recall the opinion of leading scholars, who have rejected Roe v. Wade as “bad constitutional law.”

We recall that denying personhood to the pre-born child has disturbing parallels to Dred Scott vs. Sandford. Sadly, the US is just one of seven countries, alongside North Korea, to allow the horrific practice of elective late-term abortion after 20 weeks.

The letter also asked the party to stop having a pro-abortion litmus test for Democratic politicians.

“We call upon you to recognize the inviolable human dignity of the child, before and after birth,” Democrats for Life wrote. “We urge you to reject a litmus test on pro-life people of faith seeking office in the Democratic Party.”

“Crucially, we urge you to end the explicit support in your platform for abortion extremism, such as taxpayer-funded abortion in America and overseas, opposed by 60% and 76% of voters,” they added.

The letter cited a Marist Poll from January that found 60% of voters oppose using taxes to pay for Americans’ abortions, and 76% of voters oppose using tax dollars to fund abortions in other countries. The poll also revealed that only 21% of Americans are OK with allowing elective abortion on demand at any time during an entire pregnancy.

“79% of voters oppose elective abortion on demand, including, but not limited to, many people of faith,” the letter concluded. “They deserve a home in the Democratic Party.”

The AP noted that the signatories included longtime Tennessee state Rep. John DeBerry, who in April was scratched from the Democratic primary ballot in part because of his votes against the DNC’s position on abortion, and the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, who heads the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and served on former President Barack Obama’s faith-based advisory council.

Democrats for Life Executive Director Kristen Day told the AP that the group’s work this year will be “a much bigger effort” than their failed attempts to sway party leadership in 2016. More from the AP:

Day also warned that the addition of another position [presumptive Democratic nominee Joe] Biden has backed — codification of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling — would alienate anti-abortion religious voters.

Biden is “a little bit ahead” of where Hillary Clinton was in 2016 in terms of faith-based voter outreach, Day said, but the prospect that the Democratic platform would back codification of Roe “would just massively damage relationships with religious voters who don’t necessarily want to see that.”

Day said that “it’s hugely important for the campaign and Vice President Biden to understand” just how important the upcoming DNC vote on the abortion language for the platform truly is for religious pro-life Democrats.

“It shouldn’t be taken for granted,” she warned.

Share
Categories
Change name democratic party Gohmert Gohmert bill Intelwars resolution

GOP rep. introduces resolution demanding the Democratic Party change its name or be barred from the House over past support for slavery and Confederacy

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a House resolution Thursday demanding that the Democratic Party change its name or be “barred from participation in the House of Representatives” due to its past public support of slavery and the Confederacy.

“That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur,” Gohmert added tongue-in-cheek.

By introducing the legislation, the GOP lawmaker was hoping to make the point that “cancel culture” works both ways. Many progressives in recent weeks have voiced support for renaming or rebranding organizations and products deemed offensive.

For example, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided last month to remove portraits at the Capitol of four past House speakers who served as Confederate leaders — all four were Democrats.

Politico referred to the move “a symbolic step to rid the U.S. Capitol of pro-slavery relics amid a nationwide reckoning over race.” Gohmert picked things up from there:

“Whereas on June 18, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal from the Capitol portraits of four previous Speakers of the House who served in the Confederacy saying that these portraits ‘set back our nation’s work to confront and combat bigotry,'” Gohmert said during a speech on the House floor. “The men depicted in the portraits were Democrat Robert M.T. Hunter, Democrat Howell Cobb, Democrat James L. Orr, and Democrat Charles F. Crisp.”

“Resolved, that the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall remove any item that named symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery or the Confederacy, from any area within the House wing of the Capitol or any House office building, and shall donate such item or symbol to the Library of Congress,” Gohmert said.

“And two, that any political organization or party that has ever held a public position that supported slavery of the Confederacy shall either change its name or be barred from participation in the House of Representatives,” the congressman concluded. “With that, I would yield back.”

In a statement regarding the resolution, Gohmert added:

A great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred. Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Share
Categories
Campaign 2020 democratic party Donald Trump Intelwars kanye west

Kanye West throws away MAGA hat, slams Democratic Party, and explains his presidential campaign

Rapper Kanye West revealed Wednesday that he no longer supports President Donald Trump.

West, who announced over the weekend that he would run for president in 2020, told Forbes in a wide-ranging interview that he has decided to lay aside his red “Make America Great Again” ball cap.

“I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,” West said.


Kanye West inside the Oval Office, Oct. 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

West explained that he is campaigning “to win” — and in light of reports indicating that he would siphon votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden, West said he is OK hurting the Democratic Party to benefit Trump.

“To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy,” West said.

The music mogul explained that he will run as an independent — but would campaign as a Republican if Trump were not seeking re-election.

However, despite running against Trump, West had nothing but praise for the president. “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation,” he said.

West also made his disdain for the Democratic Party very clear. He said:

That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me…. The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.

West also told Forbes:

  • His foreign policy would focus on “protecting America, first, with our great military.”
  • He is pro-life because “I’m following the word of the Bible.”
  • He believes Planned Parenthood clinics “do the Devil’s work.”
  • He has never voted in his life.
  • He contracted coronavirus in February.
  • Black History Month is “torture porn.”
  • He is running for president because “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time.”
  • Prayer should be reinstated in schools.
  • He is against the death penalty.
  • He wants to end police brutality, but “police are people, too.”

“I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God,” West said.

Share
Categories
Constitution Dc statehood democratic party Intelwars Ted Cruz tim kaine Twitter

Ted Cruz exposes Democrats’ motive for supporting DC statehood, explains why new vote meant nothing

House Democrats approved legislation on Friday that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C. The vote largely fell along party lines — only one Democrat opposed the bill — and it is doomed to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate.

D.C. residents have long sought official voting representation in Congress. However, Friday’s vote was the first time any such measure found success in either chamber of Congress. Currently, residents in the nation’s capital are represented only by a delegate — Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton — and are allotted three Electoral College votes via the 23rd Amendment.

After Friday’s vote, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) exposed why Democrats are strongly pushing for D.C. statehood.

According to Cruz, Democrats only support D.C. statehood because it would help them further their political agenda by giving them two additional senators. If D.C. were allotted statehood, they would almost certainly elect two Democratic senators, considering the city is notoriously Democratic; in fact, in the modern era, the city has only elected Democratic mayors.

Plus, Cruz explained, Friday’s Democratic-pushed legislation fails on its face because D.C. statehood requires a constitutional amendment.

“The House bill fails bc DC statehood requires a constl amendment,” Cruz explained. “Just politics: every Dem supports bc you want 2 more Dem senators.”

Cruz also rebutted Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), explaining that D.C. statehood may be bad news for his political career if Virginia had to return Arlington — the northern Virginia city that borders D.C. — to the nation’s capital. Arlington is a heavily Democratic city, and was once a part of D.C.

“Am curious, would you still support if VA had to give Arlington back to DC? W/o northern VA, Virginia would likely return to 2 GOP senators….” Cruz tweeted.

Share
Categories
Board of shame COVID-19 democratic party Good citizens harris county Houston Intelwars Mayor Texas

‘Board of shame’ could come for businesses that ignore COVID-19 mask rule, Democratic mayor says

Houston’s Democratic mayor said a “board of shame” could come for city businesses that violate Harris County’s face mask mandate, KHOU-TV reported.

What are the details?

Mayor Sylvester Turner at his daily news conference Wednesday said he was considering a board that would identify businesses that are “working against the rules,” the station said.

The county’s mask order went into effect Monday and requires all businesses to enforce the wearing of face masks for staff and customers when indoors, KHOU reported.

More from the station:

Turner specifically spoke about bars and restaurants, where crowds have flocked to in recent weeks at a time when the Greater Houston area’s novel coronavirus numbers are beginning increase.

Under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan, bars are allowed to open at 50 percent normal capacity, while restaurants can welcome up to 75 percent of their normal capacity.

Over the weekend, however, the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission suspended the license of 17 bars in the state, including two in the Houston area, for being over capacity and not enforcing social distancing.

Turner said members with both the Houston police and fire departments will be enforcing bars and restaurants this weekend and tipping off TABC about those businesses that aren’t following the rules.

“I do think it’s important for people to know who’s being a good citizen, and who’s not,” Turner said, according to KHOU, adding that no one will be jailed.

“I do want to put people on notice that as we move closer to the weekend, we are going to actively monitor whether or not people are complying with occupancy requirements, wearing their masks, because we want to really crack down on people who are not adhering to the rules,” he added, the station said.

Turner said customers are interested in businesses that operate in customers’ best interests, KPRC-TV reported.

“The confidence of the customer will determine the viability of the business,” he also said, according to KPRC. “We want people to be good partners and good citizens. If you are not, you need to go on the board of shame.”

Anything else?

Houston reported 987 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and seven more deaths linked to the virus, KHOU noted, adding that there are now over 16,000 coronavirus cases in the city, including 204 deaths, and that more than 3,500 people have recovered.

“Please take this virus seriously,” Turner also said, KHOU reported. “The goal is to, again, flatten this curve and slow the progression to make sure we don’t become the epicenter of this virus in this country.”

Share