Abortion, News, Politics

Poll: Pro-Life Movement Gaining More Momentum

Gallup’s annual public opinion poll on abortion policy released last week reveals that 49 percent of respondents identify as “pro-life,” marking the first poll since 2013 to do so. The percentage of Americans who think abortion should either be “illegal in all circumstances” or “legal in only a few circumstances” also increased from 53 to 60 percent between 2018 and 2019. According to the National Review, the poll could be confirmation that the Left’s escalating abortion-on-demand policies are backfiring. Read more…

Here’s more from National Review…

Last week, Gallup released its annual public-opinion poll on abortion policy, and its results contain some good news for abortion opponents. According to the survey, a plurality of Americans now identify as pro-life, with 49 percent of respondents calling themselves “pro-life,” and 46 percent calling themselves “pro-choice.” This is the first Gallup poll since 2013 in which a higher percentage of respondents identified as “pro-life” rather than “pro-choice.”

The new survey also found that the percentage of Americans who think abortion should either be “illegal in all circumstances” or “legal in only a few circumstances” increased from 53 to 60 percent between 2018 and 2019. A Gallup poll conducted in May, meanwhile, found that the percentage of Americans who consider abortion immoral reached 50 percent for the first time since 2012.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Hispanic Pastor Calls out AOC over Detention Facility Disinformation

Reverend Samuel Rodriquez, a Hispanic pastor and veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., told Fox News in an interview that he’s “shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border” being perpetuated by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and that his experience at that same El Paso County, Texas, facility was “drastically different.” “We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions, and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez explained. He said he asked Border Patrol agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it-we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

A Hispanic pastor said his tour of the same facility visited by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Costa (AOC) left him with a “drastically different” perception of the facility. The paster said her comments about the Border Patrol detention facility in El Paso County, Texas, left him “full of indignation.”

“Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez told Fox News. The pastor serves as president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and senior pastor of the New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California.

Rodriquez places the blame for the broken immigration system that led to the current border crisis on consecutive White House administrations and especially on Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — who he implored to “address the system they created.”

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Elections, Politics

Trump Raises More 2Q Reelection Cash Than Obama

President Trump and the Republican National Committee’s reelection war chest just got $105 million heavier in the second quarter of 2019, outpacing Barack Obama by tens of millions of dollars. “No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm,” President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. At the same point in his 2012 reelection bid, Obama and the Democratic National Committee had raised roughly $85 million. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $105 million in the second quarter of 2019, beating President Barack Obama’s fundraising efforts by tens of millions during the same point in his reelection campaign.

Trump raised $54 million and the RNC brought in $51 million, the campaign said Tuesday. The two have a combined $100 million cash on hand and have raised more money online in the second quarter than the first half of 2018.

The haul was a “massive fundraising success,” Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said. “No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm,” he said in a statement.

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Big govt, Politics

Kamala to Give Away IT Jobs by Expanding Green Cards

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been called out for her political hypocrisy claiming to support working families on the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign trail but fervently supporting expanding green cards to hundreds of thousands of Indians to come take IT jobs away from Americans. Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, argues that the scheme amounts to “white-collar labor trafficking” with “the potential impact go[ing] way beyond IT-healthcare, accountants, and other professional jobs will be at risk.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Kamala Harris is declaring herself the supporter of working families — but she is the lead Democratic sponsor on legislation which offers green cards to hundreds of thousands of Indian college grads who agree to take middle-class jobs sought by young American graduates.

If Harris’ outsourcing law is adopted, the rush of Central Americans migrants at the southern border will be overshadowed by a huge rush of Indian college graduates walking into professional jobs throughout the United States. “It is impossible to understate the significance of this,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. Vaughan continued:

A lot of people believe this is only for IT [professionals] but the potential impact goes way beyond IT – healthcare, accountants, and other professional jobs will be at risk.

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Big govt, Politics

Manufactured Claims of a ‘Manufactured Crisis’

Democrats must think voters have short memories, particularly when it comes to their role in the spiraling immigration crisis at the southern border.

Dozens of high-ranking Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and presidential hopefuls have told the American people repeatedly for the past six months it’s all just a

“manufactured crisis” created by the president to get his silly wall along the border and fulfill a campaign promise.
They flat-out denied an immigration crisis exists, despite the tragic accounts of migrant women being raped en route to U.S. border by cartels. Democrats turned a blind eye to the migrant children being used as pawns by coyotes and exploited in sex trafficking operations. Not to mention the overcrowded detention centers where thousands of migrants are being held in subpar conditions.

If that’s not problematic enough, Democrat lawmakers also overlooked the deadly drugs like fentanyl pouring into our country, the members of violent gangs including MS-13 and the dangerous weapons making their way into the United States.

In March this year, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted: “A fake crisis at the border is fear-mongering of the worst kind — and we’re not falling for it. I voted to terminate the president’s ridiculous ‘national emergency.'”

Schumer said it’s “a crisis that does not exist” while Pelosi trumpeted that it’s “a fake crisis at the border.” In lockstep, scores of other top Democrats and Trump haters in media echoed those same talking points to no avail — on cable news channels and other left-leaning outlets.

Meanwhile, in May alone this year, over 144,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the border — a crisis by any definition.

But instead of recognizing the gargantuan humanitarian and immigration crisis long ago and working with the president to uphold U.S. Customs and Immigration Laws — or reforming the laws and loopholes exacerbating the crisis — Democrats have been more fixated on scoring political points with their far-left base than passing comprehensive immigration reform.

It’s all about winning elections, no matter the collateral damage or plight of migrants trapped in the system.
Flash-forward to today. Left-wing lawmakers including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are lambasting the migrant detention centers at the border, comparing them to Nazi concentration camps. They are taking to social media and TV about the inhumane treatment of migrant children being held there, highlighting illegals sleeping on the floor or lacking basic necessities.

Of course House Democrats take no responsibility for any of it, despite having blocked every good-faith effort the administration has made to fix the crisis. This week, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise tweeted: “The hypocrisy from House Dems is unbelievable. They like to grandstand about the humanitarian crisis at our border. Yet they’ve blocked @realDonaldTrump’s request for money to actually solve it 17 TIMES. They need to quit obstructing & work with us to get funding signed into law.”

Liberal lawmakers also forced a partial government shutdown earlier this year — the longest in history — by refusing to grant the president the funding needed to build the wall and enact other sensible measures to alleviate the crisis. And now we see liberal activist workers at Wayfair, a Boston-based furniture supplier, conduct a #WayfairWalkout this week because hundreds of its employees object to it selling beds and furniture to contractors that support border detention facilities.

The result? These poor migrant children will be sleeping on the floor instead of in proper beds that the Trump administration tried to obtain to help them.

So there you have it. Democrats have insisted over the past year there’s no immigration crisis — and now they’re forced to join us in reality and acknowledge there truly is one.

Naturally, they don’t take any responsibility for the immigration mess or the controversial detention centers. Instead Democrats play the blame game while hoping voters don’t notice they resisted and obstructed virtually every common-sense measure the president has tried to implement to resolve the problem and prevent migrants from dying en route to the U.S.

It’s no wonder a recent Gallup poll revealed 75% of Americans hold a low opinion of Congress.
Who can blame them?

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

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Abortion, Elections, Issues, Politics

Castro Defends Trans People’s Right to Free Abortions

Former Obama HUD Secretary defended taxpayer-funded abortions for all during Wednesday night’s 2020 Democratic debate-even for men. When asked by MSNBC moderator Lester Holt if his healthcare plan would cover abortion, Castro responded: “Yes it would. I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom. I believe in reproductive justice, and what that means is just because a woman, or let’s also not forget someone in the trans community-a trans female-is poor doesn’t mean they shouldn’t exercise that right to choose. So I absolutely would cover that right to have an abortion.” Read more…

Here’s more from National Review…

Julian Castro, who served as secretary of housing and urban development under President Obama, offered a vigorous defense of abortion rights for transgender Americans during the first Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night.

Asked if his health-care platform would provide public funding for abortion, Castro replied emphatically in the affirmative and emphasized the importance of facilitating access to abortion for transgender women, or biological males incapable of baring children. He presumably intended to refer to transgender men, or biological women who have transitioned.

“All of you on stage support a women’s right to abortion. You all support some version of a government health-care option. Would your plan cover abortion, Mr. Secretary?” asked MSNBC debate moderator Lester Holt.

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Immigration, Politics

ISIS Suspects Hiding Among “Asylum Seekers”

Just like the Islamic State exploited the Syrian refugee crisis to gain access to Europe, three ISIS-linked terror suspects are now hiding among the Central American asylum seekers in their effort to gain access to America’s heartland. “The three men are believed to have entered through Panama in May, crossed through Costa Rica on June 9, and could be headed to Mexico, a leaked internal security memo revealed,” reported Breitbart News. “The [official Mexican government] documents make reference to BITMAP, the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations’ Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, a collection of databases on ‘special interest aliens, violent criminals, fugitives and confirmed or suspected terrorists encountered within illicit pathways.'” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Mexican law enforcement officials have confirmed that the United States has warned them that there are three ISIS-linked terror suspects traveling through Central America who are potentially trying to reach the U.S. border by traveling through Mexico.

Breitbart border experts Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz exclusively reported on Monday that “Mexican Federal Police are on alert, preparing to encounter or arrest Ahamed Ghanim Mohamed Al Juburi from Iraq, and Ibrahim Mohamed and Mohamed Eissa from Egypt.”

Darby and Ortiz obtained official documents from the Mexican government showing that it was warned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security late last week about the three suspects.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Warren Celebrates Birthday with Planned Parenthood

The irony flew over Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) head during a recent celebration of her birthday…at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund even in South Carolina. “What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood?” Warren asked, according to Hot Air. She shared the usual liberal rhetoric against restricting abortions, arguing, “You’re not going to lock women back in the kitchen.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Blaze…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) celebrated her birthday in South Carolina at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event focused on expanding and protecting women’s right to abortions, according to Hot Air.

“What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood?” Warren asked, apparently without irony.

Warren’s birthday celebration took place at an event called “We Decide: 2020 Electoral Membership Forum,” described as “an event where Planned Parenthood Action Fund members and 20 presidential candidates will come together to take on tough questions about the candidates’ plans to protect and expand access to reproductive health care—including access to safe, legal abortion.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Buttigieg Town Hall Interrupted by Anti-Police Protestors

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was confronted by angry black residents at a hometown town hall, who demanded more information about a recent fatal police shooting of a black man while the officer in question was not wearing a body camera. Mayor Pete oversaw the purchase of body cams on his watch, which did nothing to help his case, considering he had previously fired South Bend’s former police chief, who was black. Buttigieg, 37, remained calm but was still seen temporarily leaving the campaign trail in light of the high-profile incident. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Tensions spilled over at a town hall held Sunday by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg following the fatal police shooting of a black man, drawing further scrutiny on the Democratic presidential candidate’s record.

The town hall, which was held in South Bend a week after Eric Logan, an African American man, was killed by a police officer, grew tense as visibly angry black residents confronted Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski over systemic failures with the city’s law enforcement.

Buttigieg, speaking calmly as audience members grew increasingly vocal, said the city will share information as soon as officials are able to do so.

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Politics

AOC Under Fire for Insane Holocaust Comparison

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. detention centers being used as temporary holding facilities for thousands of migrants violating U.S. Customs and Immigration laws at the southern border are not concentration camps like ones used by Nazis during the Holocaust — far from it.

In fact, any such insane comparison must be resoundingly rebuked by both sides of the aisle.
On Monday, the far-left congresswoman from New York commonly known as AOC made headlines — for all the wrong reasons — telling her Instagram followers via a live stream video that the U.S. government is “running concentration camps on our southern border.” She said, “that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.” The freshman Democrat continued, “The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘home of the free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it.”

Not surprisingly, AOC — who’s made baseless calls for the president to be impeached in recent weeks — took swipes at America and our commander in chief, claiming, “we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.” She added, “I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”

This is what happens when unhinged Democrats can’t take down Trump — and undo the will of 63 million Americans who voted for him in 2016 — with far-fetched conspiracy theories involving “Russian collusion” during the presidential cycle. Since that manufactured tale has been officially debunked by the findings of a 22-month special counsel investigation, far-left radicals like AOC are now comparing the administration and U.S. customs officials to Nazis — who murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.

This was a bridge too far for many Americans including liberal “Meet the Press” moderator and veteran NBC news anchor Chuck Todd, who took to the MSNBC airwaves Wednesday to condemn AOC’s outrageous remarks as doing a “tremendous disservice” to detainees.

Todd acknowledged that AOC “tried to make a distinction between concentration camps and Nazi death camps” following public backlash to her crazy analogy and subsequent remarks. “Fair enough,” Todd said. “But congresswoman, tens of thousands were also brutalized, starved and ultimately died in concentration camps. … If you want to criticize the shameful treatment of people at our border, fine. You’ll have plenty of company. But be careful comparing them to Nazi concentration camps, because they’re not at all comparable.”

Here’s the stark reality. There is a full-blown immigration crisis at the southern border, with over 144,000 migrants arrested in May alone. This is a 32% jump from April in what is the highest number of apprehensions in a single month in 13 years, according to data released this month by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Yet Democratic lawmakers — including their leadership — have refused to work with the president to secure the border, build the wall and implement other common-sense measures to curtail the massive influx.

It’s no secret that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials are overwhelmed, understaffed and unable to accommodate over a hundred thousand illegal immigrants per month in need of housing facilities, beds, medical assistance and other services. As such, many migrants who willfully broke our immigration laws are being crowded into detention centers, some sleeping on the floor because there is no other place to put them, as thousands wait for their claims to be processed.

Is it the Trump administration’s fault if any migrants die or suffer waiting in a U.S. detention center?
Or is it Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and AOC’s Democratic Party’s fault for refusing to work with the president to fix the border crisis by blocking billions of needed funding the president has requested? Not to mention his other sensible measures.

It’s well known Democrats forced a costly and disruptive government shutdown earlier this year by refusing to give the president the money he requested to build the wall. They didn’t want to give Trump a political win by fulfilling his campaign promise to secure the porous southern border.

The result? We’re now seeing many migrants crowded into detention centers and the many problems associated with it. Instead of taking responsibility for failing to act, far-left politicians like AOC are complaining about the inhumane way these migrants, here illegally, are being treated. Go figure.

Someone please tell the left: The health and safety of migrants and U.S. national security far surpasses the partisan politics consuming Washington. It’s high time to start working with the president to solve the immigration crisis before another preventable tragedy takes place.

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

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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