Big govt, Politics

Democrats Will Win at Any Cost

There’s a reason Democrats continuously combat Republican-led efforts to enact sensible voter ID laws while simultaneously pushing for noncitizens, felons and 16-year-olds to be able to vote.
It’s to win future elections — at any cost.

Take the left’s latest crusade to abolish the Electoral College that’s currently sweeping the country. On Tuesday, the Nevada Senate voted 12-8 to, if the measure is signed by its Democratic governor, become the 15th state — plus the District of Columbia — to elect future presidents via the popular vote. Prominent Democrats including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and many other presidential hopefuls are advocating for future presidents to be elected via the popular vote, rather than the time-honored Electoral College enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Naturally, this explains why this growing chorus of Democrats wants minors and even felons voting while also supporting open borders and sanctuary cities, among a kaleidoscope of other head-scratching protections for illegal immigrants who brazenly violate U.S. Customs and Immigration laws. It’s to give left-leaning states with large populations an advantage while granting potentially millions of noncitizens the ability to vote Democrat in future elections.

The stark reality is the Democratic Party today prefers a broken immigration system, one that acts as a sieve for millions of undocumented people into our country — no matter the national security risk — in order to obtain those votes come Election Day and keep the Democrats in power. It doesn’t matter to power-hungry liberals whether sex traffickers, drug dealers or even ultra-violent MS-13 gang members are entering the country.

In their Machiavellian mindset, if scores of illegal immigrants vote Democrat — tipping future elections in their favor — they’re welcome in the U.S., no matter the collateral damage. Whatever it takes to win.

Take Massachusetts. Last month, two liberal district attorneys, Rachel Rollins and Marion Ryan, filed a federal lawsuit to block Immigration and Customs Agents (ICE) from entering Massachusetts state courthouses. This measure, if passed, would ban immigration officials from arresting illegal immigrants in the courthouses and deporting them. Note that on the very same day the reckless lawsuit was filed by these activist DAs, Bay State ICE agents arrested two dangerous gang members in two Suffolk County courthouses: an MS-13 gangster and a thug from a rival 18th Street gang — both illegal immigrants with long rap sheets, criminal records that include assault and battery, possession of dangerous weapons and more.

If the lefty district attorneys in Massachusetts get their way in the future, these types of ultra-dangerous gang members and other criminal noncitizens will be shielded from deportation — and free to do unimaginable harm in our local communities. Yes, not all illegal immigrants are violent or dangerous, but all it takes is one rapist, murderer or terrorist to inflict irreparable harm — something Angel Families who’ve lost loved ones to criminal illegals across the nation tragically know firsthand.

Meanwhile, elsewhere throughout the nation, so-called progressives continue to roll out the red carpet for illegal immigrants, with some states enacting measures to give noncitizens free health care, public housing, welfare benefits and other freebies on the backs of taxpayers.

Savvy voters ought to consider the motive behind these Democratic-driven measures.
Ultimately, it all comes down to votes and keeping the left in power.

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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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Buttigieg: Protecting Innocent Babies is “Extremism”

Pete Buttigieg couldn’t resist the temptation to win over liberal 2020 voters by blaming conservative efforts to protect innocent life as “extreme.” “It is just one more example of the extremism in the modern Republican Party, and it’s our job on the Democratic side to show how all of these issues are linked,” Buttigieg told MSNBC on Tuesday. “The same place an attack on women’s reproductive rights are the same places it’s hard to get a living wage, same places you’re seeing voter suppression that seemed to be directed to communities of color.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Tuesday, MSNBC interviewed 2020 presidential hopeful South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) at a Washington D.C. protest against several state laws banning abortion.

Buttigieg said, “This is another example of an issue most Americans agree with Democrats. These legislatures adopted positions that most Americans would consider to be extreme. Most Americans believe in Roe versus Wade. Most Americans believe in women’s reproductive freedom. And the even when people have a different view or set of values around what that choice should be, most Americans believe it should be up to the woman to make that choice. So by pursuing a radical extreme agenda on these social issues, I think Republicans are doing the same thing when they have resisted a popular agenda on living wages or health care.”

“It is just one more example of the extremism in the modern Republican Party, and it’s our job on the Democratic side to show how all of these issues are linked,” he continued.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Trump Protecting Free Speech Online

President Trump is a man of his word.

He’s been demonstrating that character trait throughout his tenure on Pennsylvania Avenue by honoring the many promises he’s made to the American people — including his recent pledge to protect free speech, a fundamental right critical to a democracy.

On Wednesday, the White House launched an online platform where Americans can report if they believe they’re being wrongfully censored or discriminated against on social media networks and other online forums. This much-needed measure gives Americans an opportunity to share their experiences, which will provide the Trump administration and government officials with important information to combat the pervasive political bias taking place on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and elsewhere, disproportionally affecting conservatives.

It’s well-known that social media companies — run by radical left-wing activists — are silencing conservatives en masse who do not violate their terms of service. This egregious discrimination and political censorship is un-American and violates our rights to free speech. It also impacts elections by giving members of one political party access to millions of voters during an election season where shaping public opinion can flip votes — while muting political rivals.

All Americans must pay attention to this important issue and combat shadow-banning and other forms of unjust censorship. Because if power brokers at Silicon Valley social media networks can silence conservatives to shape public discourse and assist candidates of their choosing — they can do the same to Democrats, independents, socialists and libertarians.

Take the 2016 presidential election. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said publicly she wanted Hillary Clinton “to win badly.” If Facebook today is suppressing conservative content and opinion on its platform — as many users report — how do we know the social media giant with tens of millions of users in the U.S. didn’t also shadow ban and/or censor supporters of Clinton’s primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, tilting the outcome of the Democratic primary?

Answer: We don’t. All the more reason the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice should be examining social media platforms’ practices surrounding free speech and censorship to protect the integrity of our democracy and electoral system.

It’s common throughout the nation for many political races to come down to just a few thousand votes between opposing candidates — or at times, even less. Now consider if one political candidate’s posts and tweets were being blocked online — where most Americans get their news. Clearly, that could impact the outcome of an election, especially if many of the candidate’s supporters were also censored and/or shadow-banned online.
All the more reason Democrats should be watching this issue closely and defending conservatives’ rights to free speech, as they could also be victims of similar censorship and discrimination, both now and in the future.

If social media giants and the powerful folks at Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies are putting their thumb on the scale using algorithms, politically biased human content monitors and other opaque methods to influence political discourse today — and, ultimately, U.S. elections — it’s only a matter of time before Democrats are also caught in their censorship trap.

In America today, there are 22 Democratic candidates running for president. If the powerful folks in Silicon Valley — with access to over a billion people online — prefer one candidate over the other, will they abuse their power by muting rivals?

Conservatives already know Twitter, Facebook and other networks are suppressing their beliefs, opinions and ideologies that run counter to their rigid, politically correct liberal orthodoxy. The big question is are Democrats and other Americans also being affected?

The White House’s latest questionnaire addressing censorship and political bias online is a step in the right direction of getting to the bottom of it.
Something all freedom loving Americans should applaud.

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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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden Compares Illegal Immigrants to His Irish Ancestors

Joe Biden is on the campaign trail now boldly declaring that illegal immigrants abusing America’s generous immigration policies are just like his Irish ancestors fleeing the potato famine. Those ancestors were “[like] somebody coming in Guadalajara today saying, ‘You know, I got a great idea family, let’s sell everything we have give it to a coyote take it across the border drop us in the desert, place that doesn’t want us, won’t that be fun?'” He then went on to describe the illegal immigrants overwhelming the U.S.-Mexico border as the “best” of Central American countries. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vice President Joe Biden defended Central American migrants taking advantage of asylum loopholes in the immigration laws, comparing them to his own ancestors leaving Ireland for the United States during the potato famine.

“One of the reasons we are the nation we are is because we’ve been able to cherry pick the best of every culture in the world,” Biden said, pointing to the American immigration system.

Biden commented on immigration during a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday.

That’s why we are who we are, think about it, whether it was my great-great grandfather getting on a coffin ship up in the Irish Sea to come here in the middle of famine or somebody coming in Guadalajara today saying, ‘You know, I got a great idea family, let’s sell everything we have give it to a coyote take it across the border drop us in the desert, place that doesn’t want us, won’t that be fun?’

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

AOC Joins Bernie to Undermine Joe Biden

Vermont Socialist and 2020 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may have found his running mate: fellow socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who joined him on stage Monday evening to get college kids hopped up on climate alarmism. During the rally, Sanders even called for a “political revolution” as the only way to “take on an industry with unlimited wealth, unlimited power, and unlimited resources.” Last Friday AOC slammed “middle ground” climate change plans, such as those offered by former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. Democrats may soon be so embroiled in in-fighting that nothing will be left of them in 2020. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was in familiar territory Monday evening, speaking to a college auditorium of liberal-leaning students and young voters.

The 2020 presidential candidate joined progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to preach the benefits of the ambitious Green New Deal climate plan, at a time when climate change is rising to prominence as a top issue for Democratic voters.

“How do we take on an industry with unlimited wealth, unlimited power and unlimited resources?” Sanders said of the fossil fuel industry. “We need a political revolution.”

Speaking at Howard University, a historic African American college just a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez praised the tenets of the climate action plan that in part aims to transition the U.S. economy to a 100 percent renewable energy grid by 2030 and create green jobs in the process.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC Backtrack: “World Ending in 12 Years”

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the world would end in 12 years due to climate change (unless we ended it sooner with her Green New Deal), she was dead serious but now not so much. After the backlash, she claims her totally serious doomsday prediction was “dry humor.” AOC tweeted: “This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it.” Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing. Read more…

Here’s more from American Thinker…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez finally understands that her claim that we have only 12 years to save the world from global warming disaster was a ridiculous statement. Having been mocked by her many enemies, and unable to defend the absurdity, she is actually digging a deeper hole for herself, trying to maintain the self-righteousness that seems to power her drive for political power.

In a tweet Sunday morning, she implausibly claimed that the 12 years ’til doom prediction was “dry humor” and that the GOP is too stupid to grasp her wittiness:

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Big Tech Cuts out Conservatives

The biggest threat facing our democracy and the integrity of future elections isn’t foreign interference. It’s Big Tech in Silicon Valley, with its unlimited resources and access to hundreds of millions of voters. For context, in 2018, Facebook alone was used by an estimated 169.5 million people — more than half the U.S. population, according to an eMarketer study.

Big Tech undoubtedly is a powerful industry run by left-wing political activists who, similar to deep state operatives within the U.S. government, want to stop President Trump from getting reelected. Across the digital spectrum, social media platforms are putting their thumb on the scale using algorithms, human content monitors and other opaque methods that censor, shadow ban or outright remove scores of conservatives from their platforms with little to no accountability.

Last week, President Trump tweeted: “I am continuing to monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. This is the United States of America — and we have what’s known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH!”
As the 2020 presidential election kicks into high gear, one must consider how unfortunate it would it be if the American people were to allow the Democrat Machine and its echo chamber in media to distract the nation’s attention with a never-ending drumbeat about Russia and its vastly exaggerated influence on the 2016 presidential election — while ignoring the real election meddling taking place today, right under our noses, courtesy of anti-Trump corporations in Silicon Valley.

Studies reveal that most Americans get their news online today. And given that social media networks are allowing liberal voices free reign to shape public opinion and enjoy freedom of expression and unfettered access to voters, versus their conservative counterparts, the integrity of elections is being jeopardized.

It’s no secret Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram (owned by Facebook) are silencing scores of conservatives, many, if not most, of whom don’t violate the terms of service. All the while, they permit liberal voices that spew hate, extreme vulgarity and even threats against others to remain on their platforms. Twitter, for example, recently blocked Hollywood celebrity James Woods, a known conservative with millions of followers, from its platform while allowing Hamas, a terrorist group, to remain.

Facebook this week banned Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right folks while also booting Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan, the last of which many see as a public relations stunt to shield Big Tech from accusations of unilateral bias against conservatives.

The reality is social media networks ban a token left-leaning individual every once in a blue moon — for PR purposes — while they routinely and disproportionately mute conservatives.

Make no mistake. Censorship against conservatives isn’t just un-American, and it doesn’t just violate our rights to free speech. It’s also discrimination against members of a major U.S. political party, something the Federal Election Commission should be investigating as well as the Department of Justice and other anti-discrimination civil rights groups, as one can argue that social media networks are engaging in voter suppression by blocking voters from monopolistic political forums that impact elections.

This is something that warrants further inspection without delay.

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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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Cold-Hearted AOC Attacks “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is at it again-this time maligning the “fetal heartbeat bill” signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) on Tuesday. AOC attacked the bill as being a “backdoor ban” restriction on abortion after a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks. “There are a TON of ways this law ignores basic biology,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. Fifteen other states are in the process of passing or have already passed similar legislation. Read more…

Here’s more from New York Post…

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted an anti-abortion bill that was passed by the Georgia governor on Tuesday, calling it a “backdoor ban” on the procedure.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed the “fetal heartbeat bill,” a measure that makes it illegal to have an abortion after a heartbeat is detected in an embryo. This typically takes about six weeks.

“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.

“Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant.

“So this is a backdoor ban,” she added.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Hillary: Babies Have no Rights Until Birth

Years before the abortion-in-the-delivery-room swing by the Left, Hillary Clinton was going on The View. In fact, her appearance underscoring her beliefs that an unborn child even hours before delivery has no Constitutional rights until birth was in April 2016! That’s right! But the mainstream media never ran with this headline-likely because the election was just months away. During the same interview, Hillary went on to say that she supports unlimited abortion with women being the sole decision-makers. Read more…

Here’s more from Life News…

During an interview on The View today, Hillary Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. her comments come just days after Clinton said unborn children simply do not have any Constitutional rights, which would include the right to life.

During the interview a host on The View followed up on the previous comments:

PAULA FARIS: And Secretary, I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on Meet the Press regarding abortion. You said, quote, “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights?

HILLARY CLINTON: Under our law, that is the case.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Bill Barr the Boogeyman — or So Democrats Would Have Us Think

Now that Democrats didn’t get the results they wanted from the Mueller report, which, to their disappointment, found the president did not collude with Russia or obstruct justice — or commit any other crime — they’re trying to discredit Attorney General Bill Barr.

It’s the ol’ shoot-the-messenger trick to achieve several tactical goals, the first being to distract the public’s attention away from the misleading allegations and flat-out conspiracy theories California Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, and scores of other Democratic lawmakers, trafficked in media relentlessly the past few years, insisting the president and his campaign associates colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Given the special counsel found no such crimes were committed, despite an exhaustive 22-month investigation that included the White House submitting over one million pages of documents, complying with hundreds of hours of interviews and not impeding the investigation whatsoever, Democrats are now scrambling to save face by changing the subject.

It’s no longer about Russian collusion; it’s about making the attorney general out to be the new Boogeyman — in yet another shameless attempt to try and delegitimize the Trump administration and fuel calls for impeachment.
Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono and others are calling for Barr’s immediate resignation while scores of liberal lawmakers are smearing Barr’s integrity, despite his decades of exemplary public service at the Department of Justice that earned him wide bipartisan respect. The left is accusing Attorney General Barr of mischaracterizing the special counsel’s findings and acting as the president’s “personal attorney” to protect him.

Of course, Democrats made no such accusations against former Attorney General Eric Holder, even when he bragged he was then-President Obama’s “wingman.” Or when he referred to Obama as “my boy.” During a 2013 radio interview on the Tom Joyner show, Holder said, “I’m still enjoying what I’m doing. There’s still work to be done. I’m still the president’s wingman, so I’m there with my boy.”
Was that not partisan?

Then there was Obama’s subsequent attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who ran defense for her former boss and Hillary Clinton on numerous occasions, including when she instructed then-FBI Director James Comey to refer to his criminal investigation into Clinton’s renegade emails housed in an unauthorized server in her Chappaqua, New York, home not as an “investigation” but as a “matter.”

Was that not spinning the truth for political purposes to protect fellow Democrats during a hotly contested presidential campaign where Hillary Clinton was the frontrunner?

And no one will forget Lynch’s infamous 2016 tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton days before the FBI was to interview his wife for mishandling classified information while secretary of state during the Obama administration.
Of course, those instances of partisanship didn’t faze Democrats back then, or now. But today, they’re insisting Trump’s attorney general must step down for alleged partisanship. Go figure.

The second reason Democrats are creating all this political noise involving Bill Barr’s handling of the Mueller report is to distract from President Trump’s significant achievements since occupying the White House including a robust economy, higher wages and historically low unemployment.

Democrats are also greatly concerned that Barr indicated during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday he’s investigating the Russian Collusion Hoax fueled by a cabal of deceptive Deep State actors within the highest echelons of our government. The left is taking the “best defense is the best offense” strategy before the shoe drops. And with the inspector general’s report expected to drop any time now, along with declassified FISA documents the president will release among other relevant materials involving the attempted coup d’etat against his administration, Democrats are running scared.

As they should be. The truth is coming out, and Attorney General Barr won’t allow America’s justice system to be weaponized for political purposes. That’s something all Americans should stand shoulder to shoulder on because if one political party in power can abuse our justice system for political purposes, so can the next.
The hunter will become the hunted — all it takes is an election.
It’s a perilous scenario for all Americans.

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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