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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Elections, Politics

Gallup: Trump Approval Reaches Record High

Gallup’s latest poll puts President Trump at a 46% approval rating, the highest level since Gallup started asking the question. Among Republicans, Trump is carrying 91%, just a point shy of his 92% record set in November. The 50-year low in unemployment and the Mueller Report release and exoneration are speculated as the driving force behind his surge from a 39% approval rating back in March.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest levels since his inauguration in a recent poll.

Trump has hit 46% approval in the latest Gallup poll, the highest level since the polling group began asking the question. His approval in the poll has been as low as 35%, but the new numbers show an increasingly positive trend for the president. In early March, before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Trump’s approval sat at 39% but jumped to 45% in the first half of April.

The poll found that Trump carries a 91% among Republicans, close to his record high of 92% support among the party back in November.

The support might be buoyed by the release of Mueller’s redacted report, which showed that Trump did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 presidential election but made no determination on whether he obstructed justice during the investigation.

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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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Big govt, Courts, Politics

AG Barr Refuses to Stop Using the “S” Word

Attorney General Bill Barr doubled down on his use of the word “spying” to describe the Obama administration’s actions against the Trump campaign during a tense exchange with Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) on Wednesday. During testimony before the House Appropriations Committee in April, Barr alleged that “spying did occur,” sending the Left into a tizzy. Whitehouse claimed Barr could not use the term because it was “authorized” activity. “I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying,'” Barr said. “My first job was in [the] CIA. I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Attorney General Bill Barr sparred with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday over the AG’s use of the word “spying” to describe the actions the FBI took against the Trump campaign.

Barr alleged during his testimony to the House Appropriations Committee in April that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign as the FBI investigated alleged ties to Russia.

In addition to conducting surveillance on former Trump campaign official Carter Page, the FBI used informant Stefan Halper to make contact with three Trump campaign advisers.

Whitehouse grilled Barr about his use of the term “spying” in relation to those efforts, suggesting that the term was not accurate because the activities of the DOJ were “authorized.”

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Big govt, Politics

Human Traffickers Raked in Billions in 2017

The Left’s open borders agenda has been busted with the latest nonpartisan report from the Rand Corporation detailing how illegal immigrants being smuggled from Central America to the U.S. shelled out about $2.3 billion to traffickers in 2017. RAND researchers suggest that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ratchet up expanding its financial investigations of payments, including those being sent out from within the United States. Alternately, America could secure its borders and crack down on bogus asylum claims to dry up the cartels’ and smugglers’ customer pool.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on her assessment that VA hospitals are not in need of serious reform and, in fact, represent a functional example of a state-run healthcare system, calling the many stories that contradict her assertions, “myths.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been on a two-week campaign against a bill that would require major reforms to take place within the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system, calling the VA’s care “high quality,” and claiming that even semi-privatization of the system would plunge it into chaos because of the “for-profit healthcare industry,” according to The Washington Examiner.

In a series of remarks, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and that complaints about the VA mishandling patients and misappropriating funds, and of long waits for substandard care, are all “myths.”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues, Politics

Father Guilty of “Violence” for Rejecting Child’s Transgender Pronoun

Canadian Justice Francesca Marzari just found the father of a 14-year-old girl guilty of “family violence” after he refused to refer to his daughter as “he.” Upon issuing an order of protection, Marzari stated that the father could be arrested “immediately” and “without warrant” if he calls his daughter by her birth name, refers to her “as a girl or with female pronouns” directly or to third parties,” or suggests that his daughter is actually a girl and should “abandon treatment.” According to the report, the teen’s school counselor encouraged her to identify as a boy while in the seventh grade, and a doctor in turn encouraged hormone disruption. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

A British Columbia (BC) Supreme Court judge has found the father of a 14-year-old girl claiming to be transgender guilty of “family violence” because he continued to refer to his daughter as “she.”

An order of protection issued by Justice Francesca Marzari states the father, known as “Clark,” is subject to arrest if he attempts to “persuade” his daughter, known as “Maxine,” to “abandon treatment for gender dysphoria,” to call her by her birth name, or to refer to her “as a girl or with female pronouns,” either “directly or to third parties.”

The court order states the father’s arrest may occur “immediately” and “without warrant” by a police officer “who has reasonable and probable grounds” to enforce the order.

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Big govt, Elections, Issues, Politics

Bernie’s “Free the Felons” Voting Includes Terrorists

Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t backing down from his plan to allow felons still serving time behind bars, even life sentences, to vote from their prison cells. To wit, Breitbart News compiled a list (pun intended) demonstrating just whose rights Bernie is preoccupied with restoring just in time for 2020. It includes Charleston Mass Murderer Dylan Roof, Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Olympic Child Molester Larry Nassar, Charlottesville Car Attacker James Alex Fields, Jr. to name just a few. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

This week, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed a plan that would allow felons serving time behind bars the right to vote from their prison cells.

“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said during a town hall. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

Initially, Sen. Kamala Harris said, “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells, but she has since backtracked on that statement, declaring that she actually opposes giving felons in prison the right to vote.

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Politics

Bernie Sanders’ Felon Voter Rights Flop

Just when you thought the Democrat Party couldn’t get any more radical, 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders declared at a CNN town hall on Monday he wants to give voting rights to murderers, terrorists, rapists and other incarcerated felons.

This includes voting rights reinstated for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an anti-American convicted terrorist who committed an act of war against the United States and the city of Boston in 2013, placing pressure cooker bombs at the finish line — next to innocent children — killing an 8-year-old boy and two innocent civilians, and injuring 280.

The marathon bombers also maimed 16 innocents who were exercising their right to be in Boston that fateful day.
Nevertheless, Sen. Sanders wants evildoers like the marathon bomber, who was also complicit in the killing of an MIT police officer in the aftermath of the attack, to get the power vote because, according to his ultra-liberal ideology, that’s living up to ideals inherent in a democracy. “If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder — they are going to be punished,” the democratic socialist said at the town hall this week. “They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That is what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.”

Of course, what Sanders leaves out of the equation is that the right to vote was ripped away from all the victims violently murdered by these heinous criminals — not to mention the loss of their precious lives and all of their rights as a result. Hard to fathom why any American — a U.S. presidential candidate, no less — would want to empower and reward hundreds of thousands of murderers and rapists currently doing time in American prisons with rights they stole from others.

That’s real injustice: when victims who’ve been brutally murdered can’t vote but their assailants can.
Living in Boston, I know many people who were at the marathon that fateful day — one of the worst terror attacks on U.S. soil. It will be forever seared in our collective memory. Bostonians saw friends and loved ones lose limbs in the bomb blast, blood strewn all over the street, and heard the screams from innocent civilians in desperate need of medical help — including a young girl, an Irish dancer, who lost her leg in the blasts.

Now far-left candidates like Sanders want to “protect democracy” by empowering rapists, murderers and terrorists with a right to vote on important issues including child welfare, women’s rights and whether or not law-abiding citizens can purchase a gun — among a gamut of other vital issues impacting our lives.
Let that sink in.

If Sanders becomes president and gets his way, incarcerated murderers who obtained their guns illegally will be able to vote to limit and/or take away law-abiding citizens’ right to purchase firearms legally. Never mind that the single main reason Americans purchase guns in the first place is to protect themselves and their families from dangerous criminals!
Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

It’s a twisted time in American culture when leading Democratic presidential contenders care about the rights of violent gang members, sex traffickers, cold-blooded murderers, rapists and even terrorists sitting on death row more the rights of their innocent victims.

Why? Because the living can still vote, and Democrat extremists like Sanders will do anything to seize power — and push their far-left agenda — even if that means pandering to incarcerated felons to get their vote.
It’s a warped policy position that will repel mainstream voters from Boston to Seattle, fueling President’s Trump’s reelection victory come 2020.

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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