Big govt, Issues, Politics

Today’s Real Radicals

Talk about doublespeak. Democrats en masse insist President Donald Trump is “unhinged” and must be removed from office, while simultaneously taking bold strides to upend the U.S. Constitution and abolish long-standing norms and institutions that have served our country well for decades, if not centuries.

Presidential candidates including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and other liberal lawmakers are calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and any humane limits on abortion. Add to it Democratic leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who wants to lower the voting age to 16, while California Senator Kamala Harris champions “Medicare For All,” which, if implemented, would not only abolish consumer choice — it’ll torch the private health care industry.

But that’s not all. A growing number of far-left lawmakers and presidential aspirants also want to reconfigure the U.S. Supreme Court so they can stack the judicial bench with like-minded activist judges to advance their political agenda at any cost. If all that’s not radical enough, the majority of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates also support the preposterous “Green New Deal,” which would take a sledgehammer to tens of millions of jobs while demolishing countless time-honored industries and norms, such as the automobile and airline industries, as we know it.

Yet these are the same elites that tell Americans on the campaign trail — and on any TV outlet they can find — that Trump is unhinged and unfit to lead our nation.

Seriously, folks? If that’s the case, it must be April Fools’ Day or a modern rendition of “The Twilight Zone.”
With respect to the Electoral College, it’s quite ironic that left-wing politicians who claim to champion “equality” in all its manifestations including income, gender and marriage equality now want to abolish sections of the U.S.

Constitution that protect us from voter inequality — meaning that the Electoral College was created by our founders to prevent a tyranny of the majority living in big populous cities. The Electoral College also compels presidential candidates to campaign nationwide, thereby learning the plight and concerns of all voters versus just catering to the coastal elites.

Something the president tweeted about this week: “Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”

Notwithstanding, Democratic presidential candidates and a growing cabal of high-profile Democratic lawmakers and officials want to upend how we elect U.S. presidents, despite that the Electoral College has served our country well for the past two and a half centuries.

This illustrates quite definitely that, counter to what they tell us on partisan media outlets, Democrats today are the real radicals.

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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Elizabeth Warren Blames Family for Lying about Native Ancestry

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reached a new low on Monday, throwing her family under the bus regarding her self-proclaimed 1/1024th Native American heritage. “How do you respond to people who think that, regardless of the underlying facts, the way you handled the question of your Native American heritage was tone deaf and indicative of a lack of presidential tact?” asked an attendee. “Well, ya know, I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family from my family. And, um, based on that, that’s just kind of who I am, and I do the best I can with it.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

During a Monday night town hall event hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was asked about her “lack of presidential tact” in handling her apparently phony claims of Native American heritage.

Warren, looking uncomfortable as she responded, seemingly blamed her family for lying to her about their heritage before pivoting to health care and other issues.

“How do you respond to people who think that, regardless of the underlying facts, the way you handled the question of your Native American heritage was tone deaf and indicative of a lack of presidential tact?” asked a man attending the event.

“Well, ya know, I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family from my family,” she responded. “And, um, based on that, that’s just kind of who I am, and I do the best I can with it.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Obama-Clinton Insider Caught Unlawfully Lobbying for Russia

Former Obama White House counsel and Clinton-tied attorney Greg Craig is facing possible federal charges for illegal unregistered overseas lobbying on behalf of Russian-backed Viktor Yanukovych, president of Ukraine. The allegations are coming to light as the latest installment of deep state corruption getting caught up in the Russia collusion dragnet during the course of the Mueller investigation. According to a Fox News report, the lobbying work occurred in 2012 while Craig was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, but Craig failed to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA. Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.

The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires lobbyists to declare publicly if they represent foreign leaders, governments or their political parties.

FARA violations were only rarely prosecuted until Mueller took aim at Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, for his lobbying work in Ukraine. Manafort, who connected Craig with Yanukovych, has been convicted on numerous bank and tax fraud charges, and was separately accused of FARA violations as well. He was sentenced earlier this month to approximately seven years in prison.

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Big govt, Politics

Socialism Stalling on Capitol Hill?

Socialist bills are struggling to gain traction in the U.S. House, as Pelosi goes into damage control to whip the Left wing back in-line, all while attempting to push retrograde amnesty for all; gun control; and feel-good, do-nothing diversity resolutions to the forefront. Meanwhile, the Green New Deal, introduced with so much fanfare by socialist Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has stalled with only 90 cosponsors, far short of the 218 needed to pass without the support of a single Republican. Also stalling is the Left’s plan to eliminate all private health insurance as part of a single-payer overhaul of America’s healthcare system. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Ambitious proposals to end climate change and provide healthcare for everyone, seen as socialist by Republicans, have failed to win the support of even half of the House Democratic caucus, effectively dooming any chance of floor consideration.

Support appears to have plateaued for both the Green New Deal resolution as well as the Medicare for All national health insurance proposal.

The Green New Deal, introduced Feb. 7 by rising freshman star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., calls for a complete overhaul of the nation’s housing, transportation, businesses, and agriculture to end carbon emissions and to stave off climate change.

But of the 235 Democrats in the House, Ocasio-Cortez’s bill has the backing of just 90 of her colleagues, and picked up just one new co-sponsor since Feb. 25.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Democrats Reject God

The latest from Democratic 2020 contenders on the campaign trail affirms that the party is increasingly distancing itself from God to the point of leaving Him out entirely. An op-ed in The Atlantic notes how Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement bid did not close with any mention of God, and neither have the “other major white progressive candidates-Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Kirsten Gillibrand.” This is in stark contrast to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, and even Barack Obama in 2004. Notably, Obama did not invoke God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, but he did begin with a humble reflection, “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Atlantic…

Were a Democrat from the Clinton, Bush, or Obama eras to watch the presidential-announcement video that Beto O’Rourke released on Thursday, they would likely be struck by how it ended. Or, more specifically, by how it didn’t end. O’Rourke did not close with any mention of God.

Until recently, farewells that invoke God were standard fare for Democratic and Republican candidates alike. Bill Clinton ended his 1992 convention speech with the words “God bless you, and God bless America.” At the 1996 convention, he declared, “God bless you, and good night.” Al Gore finished his 1999 presidential-announcement speech with the words “May God bless you. And God bless America.” John Kerry closed his presidential-announcement speech in 2003 by saying, “Thank you, and God bless you all.” Barack Obama ended his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention with the phrase “God bless you.” (Although Obama didn’t mention God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, he began it with “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.”) Hillary Clinton closed her announcement speech in 2015 with “God bless you. And may God bless America.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Pelosi’s Burning House Helps President Trump

Nancy Pelosi is dealing with a train wreck involving infighting among radical freshmen and the Democratic Old Guard, a media in league with the progressive socialist agenda. If President Trump plays his cards right, it could be smooth sailing back into the White House in 2020 simply by staying the course with his Make America Great Again agenda. Accordingly, Pelosi is attempting to move the Democrats’ playbook away from a one note “impeachment” that will leave them empty-handed when it matters most: November 2020. So far, however, hardliners in her party, such as socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are bucking marching orders. Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

As soon as it became clear on election night last November that the Democrats were going to retake the House, I mentioned on the PJ Media Live Blog that it might be one of the greatest things that could happen for President Trump’s re-election.

Let’s face it, the Democrats had already been rather unhinged since Trump’s election, and they didn’t even have any ditzy bartenders from the Bronx in the mix yet. Bringing all of that crazy into the leadership forefront was going to make it difficult for even the MSM to ignore.

My thought at the time was that they would do little more than caterwaul about impeachment, which would leave the party without anything positive to run on in 2020 and do double duty by stealing Trump’s base. During the transition — before she’d been re-elected Speaker — Nancy Pelosi was trying to warn her colleagues about being the one-note impeachment party.

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Big govt, Politics

Conservative Voices Silenced No More

America finally has a president willing to defend its citizens’ constitutionally enshrined right to free speech, now under assault on college campuses nationwide.

It’s no secret that for many years now, political correctness, spreading like a toxic weed from one safe space to the next, has gotten so out of control on American campuses that conservative voices are being routinely marginalized or entirely forbidden from expressing opinions, phrases or words independent of liberal groupthink.

It’s well-documented that many conservative leaders and activists have been unwelcome or outright banned from speaking at colleges and universities, including pro-life and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. Then there’s women’s rights activist and scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who was ousted from speaking at Brandeis University in 2014 for speaking out against Islamic female oppression — something she experienced firsthand while growing up in Somalia. At the tender age of 5, Ali was subjected to life-altering genital mutilation among other forms of sharia-backed oppression. And who can forget the student protesters at Rutgers University who, the same year, created such a ruckus that Condoleezza Rice, the first black female secretary of state in U.S. history, was pressured into backing out of delivering its commencement address?

Their crime? All three dared to possess viewpoints that aren’t in lockstep with liberal orthodoxy.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Censorship of right-leaning voices on campuses has gotten so extreme that simply advocating for a cause or expressing a conservative viewpoint these days can get you assaulted — courtesy of the intolerant left.

A recent example is Hayden Williams, who was physically assaulted by a violent leftist for simply trying to recruit students for a conservative grassroots group during a visit to the University of California, Berkeley on Feb. 19. In a recent opinion piece, Williams, who travels to campuses throughout California, described what’s happening: “Conservative students across the country have suffered verbal and physical assault, social ostracism and even academic persecution for voicing their opinions on political topics.” He opines that liberals consider themselves morally righteous and, in order to dominate the culture wars, seek to “silence any form of dissent.”

Enter President Donald Trump. Last Saturday, while speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, he vowed to take action to protect freedom of expression on campus. “I’m proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars.” He added, “If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden … to speak.”

It’s long overdue that our leaders in Washington took a stand on combatting censorship and discrimination against conservatives nationwide and enacted measures to protect its citizens’ First Amendment rights as enshrined in the U.S Constitution.
If not now, when?

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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Google: CPAC is a “Sideshow Circus”; Conservatives Should be “Steered”

According to the latest release of leaked audio files from internal Google meetings, the Internet search engine is moving on from just online censorship of conservatives to on-the-ground operations to influence them in a more liberal direction. In the recordings, Adam Kovacevich, Google’s senior director of U.S. public policy, describes the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as a “sideshow Circus.” He then goes on to defend Google’s sponsorship of it as an attempt to “steer” the conservative movement “away from nationalistic and incendiary comments.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Google’s senior director of U.S. public policy, Adam Kovacevich appeared to describe the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as a “sideshow Circus,” in a leaked audio recording in which he also argued that Google should remain a sponsor of the conference to “steer” the conservative movement “away from nationalistic and incendiary comments.”

The comments came to light in leaked audio files allegedly of a company-wide meeting at Google, part of which is now exclusively reported by Breitbart News. Another part of the transcript was released last Friday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, while further snippets revealing Google’s funding of establishment conservative think-tanks were published by the left-leaning tech magazine Wired in December.

The alleged meeting took place in the wake of Google’s sponsorship of CPAC in 2018, which triggered an internal rebellion from left-wing employees of the tech giant. Breitbart News exclusively reported on the revolt at the time, in which radical left-wingers inside Google accused CPAC of “ethno-nationalism” and “hate.”

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President Trump to Secure Free Speech on College Campuses

President Trump announced Saturday that he will sign an executive order protecting free speech on college campuses across America or cut them off from lucrative research grants. “We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness, and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said. For the announcement, President Trump was joined on the Conservative Political Action Conference stage by conservative activist Hayden Williams, who was punched in the face at the University of California at Berkeley. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

President Trump announced Saturday he intends to sign an executive order mandating colleges and universities take steps to guarantee free speech to attain federal research grants.

“We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said. “Instead we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.”

“Today I’m proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research grants.”

The announcement came after he brought Hayden Williams on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Williams is a conservative activist who was punched in the face at the University of California at Berkeley last month while assisting the university’s chapter of the right-wing group Turning Point USA.

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Big govt, Politics

Good With Intentions, Bad With Reality

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

This fittingly describes the Democratic Party today, whose pie-in-the-sky proposals, if implemented, would obliterate the U.S. economy.

Take a look at some of the “good intentions” Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering voters leading up to the 2020 election. Sen. Kamala Harris of California wants “Medicare for all,” estimated to cost at least $34 trillion over 10 years. It would destroy the private health care sector and the millions of jobs that go with it. “Big Spender” Harris should explain to the American people how much her total overhaul of the system would add to the already astronomical $22 trillion national debt. She should also explain how much higher your taxes would need to be raised to foot the goliath tab — especially given the fact that Social Security and Medicare are already on a fast track to insolvency, with experts predicting massive financing shortfalls in the next 16 years.

Then there’s Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who wants taxpayers to foot the bill for government-funded child care, universal pre-K and paid family leave. Good intentions until we look at the cost. For starters, universal early child care would cost $140 billion annually, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Warren also wants the U.S. government to pay reparations to slaves’ descendants and Native Americans, in addition to championing the Green New Deal, a socialist dream that might cost $93 trillion. Many other Democratic presidential hopefuls — including Harris and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — have expressed support for the extremely radical resolution. It would destroy many transportation industries — not to mention the energy sector and food and beverage industry, because if flatulent cows were eliminated in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, meat and dairy products would be history, too.
Say sayonara to the restaurant and fast-food industry, ice cream and yogurt producers, as well as dairy and cattle farms nationwide and all the millions of jobs that sustain those vital industries. At minimum, the government would have to fund a massive spike in unemployment benefits to millions of Americans — including food stamps and other welfare programs — to offset the crushing blow to these institutions.

But the road to hell doesn’t end there. Democrats also want affordable housing. Sounds like another noble intention, but similar to their other utopian, big-government proposals, this goal is short on specifics as to the actual costs or how it would be implemented. Tally all the radical proposals progressives are championing and you realize that if they were to be put in place, America would quickly go from the greatest economy in the world, with historically low unemployment, to resembling poverty-stricken Venezuela.

So the next time a liberal big spender says she wants to make college education free, universal health care and dozens of other socialist goals that sound great, put your grown-up hat on and ask, How would we pay for it? A wealth tax on America’s highest earners wouldn’t even come close to covering the massive costs of any of the liberals’ proposals.

It all reminds us there’s no such thing as a free lunch — no matter how well-intentioned liberals are.
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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