Big govt, Politics

Is There Anything Democrats Won’t Politicize?

First they politicized the U.S. justice system by allowing the FBI to use its commissioned opposition research against Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, known as the “dirty dossier,” as a tool to launch the still ongoing special counsel investigation against the president and his associates.

Now the left is politicizing the #MeToo movement by rallying behind Christine Blasey Ford, who has levied unsubstantiated claims of sexual assault during a teenage drinking party decades ago against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And yet Democrats are simultaneously ignoring substantive and more current abuse claims by Karen Monahan, the ex-girlfriend of Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison. Monahan recently came forward alleging Ellison physically and emotionally abused her.

Here are the stark differences: Monahan has evidence admissible in a court of law including a 911 tape and 2017 medical records as well as witnesses corroborating her claims of abuse. Ford does not. In Ford’s case, not only has the statue of limitations expired after 36 years but also she decided to come forward with her accusations against Kavanaugh only when — surprise! — the conservative Supreme Court justice nominee is in the final stages of being confirmed.

Just a coincidence? Or is it a politically driven maneuver by Trump-hating Democrats to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation? While you reflect on the highly suspect timing of Ford’s allegations, consider that she can’t remember key details like the time and place of the alleged sexual assault, and at least two witnesses say it didn’t happen. Also consider the hypocrisy: Democrats are loudly defending Ford, who’s going after a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court, while ignoring credible allegations of abuse brought by Monahan, whose claims implicate a high-ranking member of the Democratic Party. Ellison is also currently running for attorney general in Minnesota.

On Twitter this week Monahan tweeted:
“I was asked if my party @MinnesotaDFL @DNC believed me when I broke my silence regarding@keithellison. Here was my response to them.

“No, they don’t. I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party. I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse.”

This is a clear indication that the Democratic Party — who were and continue to be huge proponents of the #MeToo movement — seemingly are only interested in pursuing claims of sexual harassment and abuse if the accuser is going after its political rivals. However, as in Monahan’s case, if a woman’s allegations implicate one of their own, then they run for the hills or they smear, belittle and threaten the accuser. And Monahan isn’t the only victim of this smearing.

Former President Bill Clinton’s many accusers of sexual misconduct including Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky — just to name a few — were neither supported nor defended by Democrats and feminists alike. To the contrary, these women, all victims of, at minimum, sex harassment, were subjected to dismissive taunts of joining the “Bimbo Brigade” or worse by the almighty Democratic Machine. A dual justice system 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.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Trump, Senate Confident Kavanaugh Vote Will Succeed

As the ongoing saga of the Democrats’ attempt to railroad Brett Kavanaugh continued in earnest this week, the wheels began to fall off the cart. First was Sen. Feinstein’s admission that Christine Ford’s claim may not be entirely true. That was an important piece of information. Then came Ford’s refusal to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The events have unfolded eerily like those before the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas, and the end will almost surely be the same: a pro-Constitution judge will assume his seat on the Supreme Court in due time.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to Politico’s sources, President Trump and Republicans are increasingly “bullish” on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

On the same day reports revealed that a second potential witness named by Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, denied her claims, Politico reported that Trump and the GOP are “growing more bullish about Kavanaugh’s survival.”

“We’re very confident,” said a Republican “in touch with the White House” when asked by Politico if Kavanaugh would weather the storm.

Politico cites the change in tone from some Republican senators who initially called for further investigations, among them Sen. Bob Corker, as giving the GOP more confidence that the confirmation process will move forward.

That confidence has likewise been conveyed by Trump in his recent public comments.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Biden: Men Accused of Rape Should Be Presumed Guilty

Forget about a level playing field when it comes to due process or any other application of the rule of law in America. According to former Vice President Joe Biden, prominent men should be presumed guilty when hit with rape allegations and be forced to prove their innocence. Some Americans are apparently less equal than others. In the words of HotAir.com’s Allahpundit: “He really must be serious about 2020.” Mothers should be terrified by a justice system under Biden in which their sons may soon find themselves in the crosshairs of a progressive anti-man agenda.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

He really must be serious about 2020. Nothing gets progressives as excited as taking a public dump on due process in a sex-crime dispute.

Then again, Biden has much to atone for in their eyes.

Kamala Harris: Make the FBI investigate Ford allegation, not us
From the administration that brought you the Star Chamber model for assessing guilt and innocence in allegations of campus sex crimes:

“Oh, I thought [Anita Hill] was telling the truth at the beginning,” Biden said. “I really did.”

Speaking generally, Biden added, “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time. But nobody fails to understand that this is like jumping into a cauldron.”…

Then one question got him to cut off the impromptu gaggle. Asked whether it mattered that Ford’s claims of assault by Kavanaugh occurred when the judge was 17 and in high school, Biden demurred.

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Big govt, Politics

Gov. Brown: Something’s Gotta Happen to Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown literally called for something “to happen” to “get rid of” President Donald Trump. Why? Because he considers President Trump a dangerous climate denier: “Something’s got to happen to this guy because if we don’t get rid of him, he’s going to undermine America and even the world.” His remarks were made during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who then replied, “We’re in the midst of hurricanes and the aftermath of hurricanes, and you still have the President of the United States denying the science of climate change. How do you counteract that?” President Trump disagrees with progressive conspiracy theories regarding global warming repackaged as “climate change,” which apparently warrants being “get rid of.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Speaking with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC on Monday about climate change, California Governor Jerry Brown consistently ratcheted up his attack on President Trump, first saying he was not normal, then calling him an “enabler of climate negligence” and “saboteur,” and finally snapping, “Something’s got to happen to this guy, because if we don’t get rid of him, he’s going to undermine America and even the world.”

Mitchell stated, “We’re in the midst of hurricanes, and the aftermath of hurricanes, and you still have the President of the United States denying the science of climate change. How do you counteract that?”

Brown replied, “Firs,t I want to say that it’s really extraordinary that the president can deny science like that, but he’s done so many other terr—what’s the word, I don’t even have an adjective. It’s bad, and how we counteract it is with a climate summit, with normal people respecting the truth, and communicating that with other normal people, and combating the President of the United States in what are lies, distortions, and quite frankly, bizarre behavior.”

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Big govt, Politics

“Dregs of Society” = The New “Deplorables”

Trump supporters across the nation have been downgraded from Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” to the “dregs of society” courtesy of former VP Joe Biden. Biden commented, “Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made. This time they – not you – have an ally in the White House. They’re a small percentage of the American people – virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.” The label came with the compliment of also calling Trump voters “virulent” or toxic. In other words, Obama’s former VP apparently considers a majority of America to be poisonous scum.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Joe Biden just had his “deplorables” moment.

Biden, who says he’ll decided in January whether to run for president in 2020 but who is making all the moves of a presidential candidate, used a pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign annual dinner on Saturday to rip President Trump.

And in so doing, Biden had a moment reminiscent of Hillary Clinton, when she called Trump supporters “deplorables.”

Biden did his old act, starting off soft and avuncular before booming through his power points, punching the air and flailing about.

“Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” he said. “This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They’re a small percentage of the American people — virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.”

 

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Durbin Accuses Brett Kavanaugh of Misleading Senators

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has released two pages of “committee confidential” emails from 2002 that accuse SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misleading the Judiciary Committee more than a decade ago. Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said that Durbin is throwing out “made-up attacks in another smear campaign.” Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already promised that Kavanaugh will be approved and seated in the Supreme Court before October 1. Read more . . .

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Tuesday released two pages of emails from 2002 that accuse Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misleading the Judiciary Committee more than a decade ago.

The emails were stamped as “committee confidential,” which means they were not cleared for public release.

Contained in the emails were details of conversations Kavanaugh had with two other White House officials regarding the nomination of William Haynes to fill a judicial vacancy.

“It is clear now that not only did Judge Kavanaugh mislead me when it came to his involvement in the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation policies, but also regarding his role in the controversial Haynes nomination,” Durbin said on Tuesday, according to the Hill.

Haynes was general counsel to the Pentagon and was involved in the George W. Bush administration’s detention policy following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

NATO Considering Naming Its HQ After the Late Sen. McCain

If there was one way to put an American stamp on NATO besides bankrolling the defense of Europe from Russian aggression, it would be naming its HQ after the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who recently passed from terminal brain cancer. According to NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu speaking with CNN, the request has already been received to do so by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and “will be considered carefully.” The request, however, came from Conservative UK MP Tom Tugendhat, who wrote in his letter to Stoltenberg that “very few people embodied the values that NATO is built on the way Sen. John McCain III did.” Regardless of one’s political opinion of John McCain, this is a big deal.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

This would be among the most fitting tributes imaginable, even more so than renaming the Russell Building after him. McCain will be remembered mainly as a hawk and an internationalist, I think, a man who believed that the west generally and the U.S. specifically had a duty to side with smaller countries against the illiberal bullies in their neighborhoods. His domestic work as a senator is an afterthought relative to that.

If nothing else, he’ll get a huge kick in the Great Beyond from the idea of Trump’s annual visit to Brussels being a little more frowny than usual when he’s forced to stride through the doors of the McCain Building.

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told CNN that the request had been received by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and “will be considered carefully.”…

In his letter requesting the move, Conservative UK MP Tom Tugendhat wrote “very few people embodied the values that NATO is built on in the way Sen. John McCain III did.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Kavanaugh Vows to be ‘Pro-Law’ Judge

Tuesday’s launch of Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh quickly turned into chaos with hyperpartisan vitriol in which the crowd shouted down attempts at productivity. What was lost in the oppositions’s onslaught was Kavanaugh’s pledge to be a “rule of law” judge, retain judicial independence, and be a team player on the Supreme Court. Ultimately, we expect Kavanaugh to be confirmed in the coming days, despite attempts to derail the procedure. “If confirmed to the Court, I would be part of a Team of Nine, committed to deciding cases according to the Constitution and laws of the United States. I would always strive to be a team player on the Team of Nine,” Kavanaugh testified. “I don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

rett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, will appear on Capitol Hill today for the first day of his Senate confirmation hearing, where he’ll pledge to retain judicial independence and vow to work with the team of Supreme Court justices.

“If confirmed to the Court, I would be part of a Team of Nine, committed to deciding cases according to the Constitution and laws of the United States. I would always strive to be a team player on the Team of Nine,” Kavanaugh will say, according to excerpts of his opening statement released on Monday by the White House.

Kavanaugh will say “a good judge must be an umpire — a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy. … I don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge,” he will say, according to the White House release.

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Big govt, Politics

Silicon Valley Censorship’s ‘Big Influence’ on Elections

Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn is sounding the alarm, warning that Big Tech could have a “big influence” on our elections, and that it could be a big problem. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Penn warned: “I think you have to be worried about big tech becoming big brother.” He would go on point out that major social media companies are becoming “more powerful than any TV station.” Add in the censors, algorithms, and the fact that they are private companies and thus NOT subject to the First Amendment, and the problem only magnifies.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday evening, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn warned censorship by Big Tech could significantly influence elections.

A partial transcript follows:

TUCKER CARLSON: So, I’m fascinated by the Alex Jones story because it was Alex Jones, almost no conservatives rose to his defense because the idea was ‘Alex Jones, ew, yuck.’ But, it’s not really about Alex Jones, is it? It’s about the idea that companies can make it impossible for your voice to be heard. Is that a precedent we should feel comfortable with?

MARK PENN: I think you have to be worried about big tech becoming big brother—

CARLSON: Yes

PENN: —Because this used to be neutral platforms that said we are open to free expression, that’s our core value, and now they said, not so much. With particularly Facebook hiring 10,000 new sensors on top of another 10,000 and having roving censoring box looking for content.

 

 

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

NJ Senate Race is a Key Midterm Battleground for GOP

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is increasingly being viewed as a weak link in the Democrats’ 2018 bid to take over the Senate. Republican nominee Bob Hugin, a former pharmaceutical executive, is closing in on the Senate seat with a significant war chest and media campaign. The cause for concern on the left is apparent, with Menendez just deigning to show a sign of life on air last week, but it could be too little too late with the election just weeks away.

“I think he’s our best chance in the last 40 years,” said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), optimistic about Hugin’s chances. “He’s a good man. He’s really had an American dream kind of life … It’s going to be an ugly fight; it already is, but I think there couldn’t be a starker contrast between those two men.”

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Republicans are increasingly optimistic about their chances to take out Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., as their nominee Bob Hugin has turned what many expected to be a Democratic cakewalk into a close contest with two months to go before Election Day.

In just a few months, Hugin, a former pharmaceutical executive, has made this blue-state Senate race surprisingly competitive in a Democratic year. Since announcing in February, he has poured at least $15 million into the race, and promised upwards of $20 million, and has flooded the airwaves statewide unopposed from mid-May until Menendez went on the air on Tuesday.

That strategy paid off in the polls, as Quinnipiac and Gravis show him down by 6 and 2 points, respectively, in the only two surveys taken since the state’s primary contests. An internal poll conducted by Hugin’s campaign shows him in a neck-and-neck race against Menendez, which has given both national and state Republicans hope.

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