Big govt, Issues, Politics

Second Lady Shocks Left

The anti-Christian MSM is in full throttle fake news outrage following the newsbreak that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, will be working at Immanuel Christian School, a Christian private school upholding biblical teachings as central to its curriculum and its community. From primetime television to Twitter feeds, the Second Lady is under attack for working with such an organization that, in keeping with biblical teachings, bans openly gay teachers as well as condemns sexually immoral conduct, such as premarital sex. Such positions are likewise found in Muslim and/or Jewish private schools, but Mrs. Pence, unfortunately, is an easy target for the rabid Left making its phony and hypocritical “inclusivity” arguments to attack her while simultaneously celebrating headscarves as “progress” on the House floor.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Left is once again shocked to learn that the Pences are Christian. It seems they learn this fact anew every few months or so and are freshly outraged every time it dawns on them. The epiphany happened again this week when Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, got a job at a Christian private school. This has elicited many outraged headlines across the mainstream media, and many shocked and appalled tweets and so on.

Of course, the stated reason for the outrage is not that Karen Pence, a Christian, is working for Immanuel Christian School, a Christian school, but that the school bans openly gay teachers and does not admit openly gay students. It also prohibits all other forms of sexually immoral conduct, including premarital sex. Teachers are required to officially affirm the Biblical position on all of these subjects.

But there is no difference between attacking Karen Pence for working at a Christian school and attacking Karen Pence for working at a Christian school that prohibits behavior contrary to Christian teaching.

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Abortion Advocate: “Fetal Tissue is Not a Person”

The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti annihilated abortion advocate Danielle Campoamor’s Twitter remarks that “fetal tissue is not a person” with her own miscarriage story and remarks of how dead “fetal tissue” does not have 150 bpm heart rates. Campomor, notorious for her antilife rhetoric, ultimately backed herself into a corner where basic biology trumped her argument that a baby does not count as a baby unless the mother wants it. Zanotti explained that “remedial eighth grade sex Ed” might address the blatant and willful misunderstanding of the facts of conception. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

An abortion advocate who serves as a senior editor at Romper and columnist for Bustle decided to weigh in once more on the issue on Twitter, insisting “fetal tissue is not a person,” prompting a response from The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti that slammed her for her cavalier disregard for the sanctity of human life.

The tweet looked like this:

Two days prior to that tweet, Campoamor had tweeted her love for abortion providers: “Ppl who provide abortions are the kindest, most passionate, & hilarious ppl you’ll ever meet. Talking to abortion providers is always the highlight of my day & reason #466,875 why I love my job & it’s just not said enough: they’re the best ppl on earth. #iloveabortionproviders.”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues, Politics

SC Lawmakers Focus on Fetal Personhood Legislation to Save Lives

South Carolina State Representative Josiah Magnuson is leading the GOP in a fight to recognize fetal personhood at the state level in order to “slay the dragon” of legalized abortion, and it’s part of a broader trend echoed by conservatives in 16 other states. “The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal-to end abortion.” Magnuson’s bill in particular recognizes that the right to life begins at conception, although it does make exception in instances where the mother is in danger of dying, and it also allows for contraception. “The Personhood Act will define life at conception so that all humans are protected under state law, regardless of age,” Magnuson said. “The dark trade must end. Now is the time to end abortion in South Carolina.”

Here’s more from PJ Media…

South Carolina GOP state Rep. Josiah Magnuson told the Spartanburg County Republican Party last month he’s tired of nibbling around the edges of legalized abortion.

“The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal — to end abortion.”

The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute trumpeted a warning in December picked up by Vice News — Republicans had pre-filed at least 17 state legislative proposals to limit abortions.

Among the 17 is Magnuson’s bill to recognize the right to life begins at conception, a concept known as fetal personhood. The legislation would outlaw abortion with very few exceptions.

Under Magnuson’s proposal, an abortion would be allowed if the mother was in danger of dying. But cases of rape and incest are not addressed in Magnuson’s proposal. Contraception and in-vitro fertilization would be permitted.

Magnuson’s legislation states “the rights of its citizens extend to each newly born and pre-born human being.”

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Hypocrisy on Morality

Morality for thee, but not for me.
That’s the Democratic Party’s elitist modus operandi when it comes to casting aspersions and judging President Donald Trump’s character, marital issues and moral compass but not their own.

Take the recent revelations surrounding the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and owner of the anti-Trump Washington Post. Bezos announced via Twitter this week that his 25-year marriage has gone bust, stemming from reports of a salacious affair the billionaire businessman allegedly had with a friend’s wife. Although both Bezos and his paramour have denied the illicit affair, according to reports their steamy sexts speak otherwise — indicating that The Washington Post’s owner could very well be no angel when it comes to marital fidelity. But that hasn’t stopped his newspaper from writing round-the-clock hit pieces against the president for the past several years highlighting Trump’s amorality.

“Trump is incompetent, impulsive and amoral. Heaven help us all,” read a Dec. 24 WaPo headline. Before that, there was the holier-than-thou doozy “Calling Trump ‘amoral’ gives him a pass,” published in 2017, which followed an opinion piece published two weeks prior, written by David Von Drehle, accusing the president of “supreme amorality.” These types of pieces — just a tiny fraction of the Trump character assassinations in the Post — are in addition to an unprecedented number of hours left-wing cable news programs and other liberal media outlets have dedicated to highlighting Trump’s 2006 sexual encounter with porn actress Stormy Daniels and other such stories.

All of this reveals that in much of America today, what is deemed moral or amoral largely hinges on political affiliation.
Then there’s the cesspool of liberal Hollywood hypocrites.

It’s well-known that La-La Land — in addition to inventing the infamous casting couch — is also home to some of the worst perverts, sex abusers and cheaters, including Harvey Weinstein, who’s currently facing criminal charges in New York for rape and sexual abuse. Yet the entertainment industry has the audacity to assail every fiber of President Trump’s moral disposition day in and day out. Hard to take these folks seriously when we know that many living in the land of fruits and nuts won’t be auditioning for the role of choirboy any time soon.

And then there are the mainstream media, which collectively downplayed former President Bill Clinton’s numerous affairs — including with Monica Lewinsky, a young, impressionable intern he engaged in extramarital sex acts with in the Oval Office. This is the same left-wing cabal that looks down on Trump’s marital infidelities while overlooking how John F. Kennedy, his brother Ted and countless other Democratic politicians left-wingers voted for strayed during their marriages, too.

It doesn’t take an Ivy league degree to see that in America today, there are two distinct sets of rules when it comes to what constitutes morality — one for Democrats and the other for Republicans.
A dual standard indeed.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Border Security Shutdown Fight Moves to the Senate

Unable to wear down President Trump from his border wall funding demands, Democratic lawmakers are now holding both chambers of the legislative branch hostage to their open borders agenda, beginning a “blockade” of all legislation in the Senate except for their “compromise” funding legislation. Democrats argue that their first order of business is reopening the government yet refuse any serious discussion about securing the border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded that there is no point in voting on the Democrats’ half measures because President Trump has already refused to sign them. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn’t agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government.

“It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business here should be the reopening of government,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.

Democrats this week already blocked work on a pro-Israel bill, and they have suggested they will filibuster all bills other than spending bills for the nine federal agencies subject to the partial shutdown.

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Cuomo, Clinton: Promote Rapid “Reproduction Justice”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is holding his state’s budget hostage to the Left’s “Justice Agenda,” which includes making “reproductive justice” a constitutional right in the New England state. Specifically, Cuomo is teaming up with former New York Senator Hillary Clinton to push the Reproductive Health Act and Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (“free birth control for all”) just in time for the Jan. 22 Roe v. Wade anniversary. “It is critical that we codify the Roe v. Wade decision into state law, and to take it a step further, we will fight to pass a constitutional amendment that writes into the constitution a provision protecting a woman’s right to protect her own reproductive health,” Cuomo said Monday. Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is vowing to make abortion a constitutional right in his state by saying he won’t approve a budget if the legislature fails to pass the Reproductive Health Act and Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act.

Former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is joining Cuomo in his push to get the bill passed in the next 30 days; it’s part of Cuomo’s “Justice Agenda” that he wants to see happen in the first 100 days of the legislative session, which begins Wednesday.

New York state Dems have said they want to pass the legislation in time for the Jan. 22 Roe v. Wade anniversary. Four days before the anniversary is the March for Life in Washington.

Cuomo argues that putting abortion rights in his state’s constitution is necessary “in this tumultuous time.” State senate Republicans have blocked the effort, including passage of the bill last year in the state assembly, but lost the majority in November elections.

 

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AOC Blasts Factcheckers for “False Equivalency” and “Bias”

For Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), consistency is beside the point in the midst of her nascent socialist revolution. She blasted PolitiFact and The Washington Post for what she called “false equivalency” and “bias” in their criticism of her political stances and arguments with the “Green New Deal” for its unaffordability and unrealistic aims. “Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday. “This is where false equivalency + bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists, for example.”

Here’s more from Fox News…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at fact-checkers just days after taking office, accusing them of “false equivalency” and “bias” toward her in their columns examining her statements.

Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been called out by fact-checkers at a steady clip since her upset primary win last year over then-Rep. Joe Crowley. She’s apparently had enough. On Monday, she took aim at PolitiFact and The Washington Post fact-check unit for supposedly singling her out.

“Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday. “This is where false equivalency + bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/ scientists, for example.”

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Big govt, Elections, Media, Politics

Vermont Newspaper on Bernie 2020: “We Beg Him Not To”

“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” quoth an editorial in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. Primary concerns aired against 2016 socialist presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) were his penchant for appearing more on the mainstream media than local news outlets and the likelihood that he will simply divide the Democrats’ ticket just like last time. “We fear a Sanders run risks dividing the well-fractured Democratic Party, and could lead to another split in the 2020 presidential vote,” the editorial continued. With that sort of anti-endorsement, we’re wondering if we should jump on the Bernie train. That said, the greatest threat to the Democrats may be that so many candidates will be vying for Bernie’s socialist base.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A Vermont newspaper on Monday begged Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., not to run for president in 2020.

“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” said the editorial published by the Barre Montpelier Times Argus.

“That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him,” the paper added. “But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that concern us than excite us.”

The paper said another Sanders run would divide the Democratic Party, as his run did against Hillary Clinton.

“We fear a Sanders run risks dividing the well-fractured Democratic Party, and could lead to another split in the 2020 presidential vote,” it said.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Romney Has the Wrong Idea

Mitt Romney is the definition of bitter. Still reeling that Donald Trump is president and not him — after several failed attempts at the Oval Office — Utah’s freshman senator didn’t even wait to get sworn in to the new 116th U.S. Congress this week before taking a holier-than-thou swipe at his party’s standard-bearer.

In a self-righteous op-ed published in the left-leaning Washington Post — the same publication that once skewered him for strapping a carrier containing his Irish setter to the roof of the family car for a 12-hour road trip — Romney lectured the leader of the Free World about integrity.

In fact, the same Democrats and media who widely mocked and criticized the former Bain Capital executive when he ran against Barack Obama in 2012 — calling him an animal abuser and a vulture capitalist, as well as accusing him of being anti-immigrant and anti-women, with his clumsy “binders full of women” gaffe — are now lavishing praise on the mega-wealthy Mormon for insulting the president. Go figure.

In his head-scratching hit piece, Utah’s junior U.S. senator said Trump’s behavior is “evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office” while itemizing a litany of destructive actions he considers unbecoming of an occupant of the Oval Office. What President Trump’s millions of supporters know is that in some respects, Mitt Romney is right; the president has destroyed some things the past two years in office.

For example, the Islamic State’s deadly caliphate, which, under former President Obama, expanded dramatically not only in Iraq and Syria but also globally, executing and inspiring a series of horrific attacks in France, Belgium, Australia, Africa and beyond — including the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the worst terror attack against the gay community in U.S. history. Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State prior to the rampage, slaughtered 49 Americans and injured dozens more who were out enjoying life on a summer night in July 2016.

Before that, we saw the attack at the Boston Marathon, the massacre in San Bernardino and other attacks by Islamic radicals on our soil. Then the current commander in chief led the U.S. military in destroying 95 percent of the Islamic State’s caliphate. Today Islamic State militants occupy less than 3 percent of Iraq and 5 percent of Syria. So Trump’s leadership has liberated approximately 8 million Muslims who were controlled and oppressed by the savage regime.
Trump has also destroyed the high unemployment rate for all Americans, including women and minorities. Under Obama, the unemployment rate reached 10 percent. Today it’s less than 4 percent. The president has also destroyed job-crushing regulations, bad trade agreements and the disastrous Iranian nuclear deal, which gave the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism $150 billion in exchange for a false sense of security when it came to curtailing its clandestine nuclear weapons proliferation.

The U.S. economy has also thrived under Trump’s leadership, with the creation of over 4 million jobs providing hope and opportunity to countless Americans, many of whom struggled to make ends meet during past administrations. What Romney fails to realize is that if a few bad tweets or unseemly sound bites from the president are the price we must pay for all of the above — plus historic prison reform, rebuilding the military and other policies benefiting our nation — the overwhelming majority of Republicans would say it’s worth it. In fact, Trump’s overall approval rating is in line with those of past presidents who were re-elected, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Obama at similar points in their presidencies.

All the more reason politicians should be building bridges to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., not destroying them.
Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Democrats Prioritize Expanding Abortion Among Shutdown Legislation

On the first day of the new Pelosi House of Representatives, Democrats introduced a proposal to expand abortion as part of a “compromise” to end the partial government shutdown. The provision specifically targets the “Mexico City Policy,” which prohibits the international provision or promotion of abortion as “family planning.” The measure also includes a $32 million increase in funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), which has been linked to China’s “one-child” forced abortion policy. Lawmakers were at an impasse before Christmas after President Trump refused to back down from his demand for border security funding.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Democrats made the expansion of abortion one of their first orders of business in a bill that seeks to end the partial government shutdown.

The spending bill – to be voted on Thursday – would repeal a provision that bans non-governmental organizations – such as International Planned Parenthood – from providing or promoting abortions as a method of family planning overseas.

Known in the past as the Mexico City Policy, the provision is now known as the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy, and was instituted by President Donald Trump shortly after his inauguration in January 2017. Abortion rights advocates simply refer to the provision as the “global gag rule.”

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