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  • RUBIO: TRUMP SHOULD HAVE ‘RESPONDED DIFFERENTLY’ GIVEN WHAT JOHN LEWIS ‘MEANS TO OUR COUNTRY’

    01/16/2017 7:26:34 PM PST · by usafa92 · 135 replies
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  • Like John Lewis, shamelessly I glom onto MLK’s legacy

    01/16/2017 4:28:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Real cause of Dr. King – to bring this nation together in a fulfillment of his vision, a great unified America The hackery that is prevalent within the democrat party has become so virulent, it is on the verge of accomplishing its decades-long goal of undermining the foundations of our government. In many ways, the goal has already been reached, particularly when party toadies the likes of John Lewis have built their career on a single act, even if it was one deserving merit.
  • Six False Accusations by John Lewis, Hero-Turned-Hack

    01/16/2017 4:23:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    2008: Falsely accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin of racism. Lewis attacked McCain and Palin, then running against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division,” he said, going on to suggest that the Republican ticket were creating the climate for racist terrorism. “[Democrat] George Wallace never threw a bomb … but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans … four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.” Years later, McCain...
  • John Lewis 'a saint,' Andrew Young tells Trump in surprise phone call

    01/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Tennessean | January 16, 2017 | Jason Gonzales
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2017/01/16/john-lewis-saint-andrew-young-tells-trump-surprise-phone-call/96509990/
  • So Close, So Far: A Texas Democrat's Day Without Sunshine [John Lewis skipped Bush inaugural]

    01/16/2017 4:01:37 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2001 | Kevin Merida
    John Lewis, for instance, spent the day in his Atlanta district. He thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.
  • Reporters Plead with MLK III to Attack Trump; Did Lewis Tweets Shake You 'To Your Core?'

    01/16/2017 3:32:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/16/17 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday afternoon, reporters stationed inside Trump Tower begged with Martin Luther King III to attack President-elect Trump over tweets concerning Democratic Congressman John Lewis (Ga.) following a meeting on the day honoring King’s father Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King began by stating that he and Trump had “a very constructive meeting” with most of the focus being on voting rights, but the topic shifted to Lewis when reporters interjected with questions. ABC correspondent Tom Llamas snuck in the first pathetic question baiting King into blasting Trump: “Mr. King, as you know, Representative Lewis still has the scars from...
  • John Lewis Lied: History Reveals He Did Not Attend George Bush’s 2000 Inauguration

    01/16/2017 1:43:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    John Lewis Lied: History Reveals He Did Not Attend George Bush’s 2000 Inauguration Once a civil rights icon, now a democratic shill working energetically towards dividing America, Congressman John Lewis lied during a ‘groundbreaking’ Meet the Press interview on Sunday. He announced to a ‘shocked’ and dramatic Chuck Todd that he could not, in good conscience, attend the Trump inauguration because he felt MUH RUSSIANS did it and the election results were illegitimate. Moreover, John Lewis announced that this would be the first time ever, in his congressional career, that he’d miss a Presidential inauguration. Earth shattering. The only problem...
  • Obama White House Refuses to Call Trump ‘Legitimate’ President

    01/15/2017 8:21:20 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/15/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough declined to call President-elect Donald Trump “legitimate” when questioned by CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday morning.
  • Suggestion For the POOP People: MoveOn.Org

    01/16/2017 8:39:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2017 | MOTUS
    U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's inauguration. – Reuters From a silly “Cough-In” at one of Trump’s restaurants to John Lewis’s declaration that he would be skipping the inauguration in protest, to Rosie O’Donnell’s plan to swear John McCain in as an emergency interim president, the Left was hard at work organizing against America this week. Their one remaining grievance – that butt for Russia we would be preparing to inaugurate America’s...
  • 8 OTHER EXTREMIST OUTRAGES FROM DEMOCRAT JOHN LEWIS

    01/16/2017 4:11:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ....such partisan rhetorical overkill has come naturally to Lewis throughout his public life. He characteristically demanded the impeachment of George W. Bush for authorizing the National Security Agency to conduct wiretaps without a warrant. When Barack Obama did the same thing, Lewis didn’t even offer criticism. Here are some other famous but forgotten slurs from Lewis in recent years:
  • Sorry, But I Do Not Concede Absolute Moral Authority to Congressman John Lewis

    01/15/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The people who want to destroy the Trump presidency demand that John Lewis, be awarded absolute moral authority (shades of Cindy Sheehan) for his public denial of the legitimacy of the next commander-in-chief. At least that is the conclusion one must draw from the torrent of abuse Donald Trump has received for his tweets suggesting that Lewis should better spend his time helping his constituents. Lewis is invariably described as a “civil rights icon,” but the man is an utter fraud. He has been coasting on his 50-year-old reputation for decades. Andrew Breitbart exposed Lewis as a liar when he...
  • John Lewis, Donald Trump Is The Legitimate President Of The United States

    01/15/2017 10:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Post News Group ^ | January 15, 2017 | Zennie Abraham
    John Lewis, the famed Democratic Georgia Representative and civil rights leader, said that President-Elect Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. As much as I would like to reverse the clock and change the outcome of the election, everytime I think about that, I am reminded in my memory of how we, Democrats, failed to really come together under one unifying message.A lot of us were ignored by those in the DNC who achieved power-positions. Even long-time credentialed bloggers like me (Zennie Abraham, Zennie62.com, Zennie62 on YouTube) were ignored by the Clinton-controlled DNC brass, and left out of covering the...
  • Trump’s Feud With John Lewis Prompts Outrage Among Blacks (NY Slimes plays the race card! Surprise!)

    Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country’s most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign. Mr. Trump’s criticism of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a widely admired leader of the civil rights movement, has prompted a number of Democratic lawmakers to say they will not attend his inauguration on Friday. Blacks around the country have reacted to Mr. Trump’s remarks with fury, and the subject has dominated social media and discussions among black activists. Mr. Trump said...
  • In feud with John Lewis, Donald Trump attacked ‘one of the most respected people in America’ (Barf!)

    In 2010, days after returning from Selma, Ala., Mike Pence went on a GOP website and gushed about “my friend” John Lewis. Then a congressman from Indiana's 6th District, Pence said he was “honored” to walk beside a man personally recruited by Martin Luther King Jr. He talked about how an officer had bashed a younger Lewis in the head during the fight for voting rights. Lewis, he said, was “an integral part of the American story in our nation's unrelenting march toward a more perfect union.” Now Vice President-elect Pence is one of many leaders picking sides between Lewis...
  • Atlanta newspaper enters Trump, Lewis feud with front-page story

    01/15/2017 2:14:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/17 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday blasts President-elect Donald Trump with the headline "Atlanta to Trump: Wrong." The accompanying front-page article reacts to Trump’s criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), after the incoming president said Saturday the longtime congressman does nothing for his district, which Trump said is in "horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)." “The district that Trump described as in ‘horrible shape’ includes Emory University and Morehouse College, as well as Spelman College and Georgia Tech. The Coca-Cola headquarters is just one of that district’s many, high-profile corporate residents,” the AJC article...
  • John McCain: 'Never forgive' John Lewis over vague church bombing reference

    01/15/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Madison Underwood
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has been known to hold a grudge, but there's one grudge the Republican from Arizona has been holding for nearly five years now. It stems back to comments U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, made during the 2008 presidential race, when McCain and his veep pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were running a heated campaign against then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a lengthy New Republic interview with McCain published Tuesday, McCain compares some of the rhetoric his campaign was using against Obama ("palling around with terrorists") to rhetoric directed at his campaign. "With all due...
  • John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump’s tweets

    01/15/2017 4:14:50 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | January 15, 2017 5:43 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two of John Lewis’ books have sold out on Amazon after the Democratic congressman claimed the top spots on the retailer’s best-seller list. Sales of the civil rights leader’s graphic novel “March” and his 2015 memoir “Walking With the Wind” skyrocketed following his feud with President-elect Donald Trump over the Martin Luther King Jr.
  • John Lewis Makes A FOOL Of Himself on Capitol Hill

    01/15/2017 3:30:34 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | January 15, 2017 | Self- Vanity
    John Lewis Makes A Fool of Himself On Capitol Hill... by refusing to attend the 2017 Inauguration. Lewis is apparently outraged over the loss of his party leader's bid for the presidency. Although Donald J. Trump won thirty of the fifty states and more individual counties than any other U.S. president since President Reagan, Lewis has been unable to accept his party's defeat. Accepting an uncomfortable loss is a life experience that escapes John R. Lewis, a man of 76 years of age. Lewis can be found declaring the President-Elect was not legitimately elected and promising to forego the Inauguration....
  • VIDEO FLASHBACK Rep. John Lewis Thanks Sen. Jeff Sessions For Civil Rights Work

    01/15/2017 1:22:24 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55VBKqFkj0I ^ | 2/24/2016 | Rep. John Lewis
    Click to watch the video of John Lewis praising Jeff Sessions back on 2/24/2016 This appears to be the same ceremony where Sen. Corey Booker also praised Jeff Sessions. Now, of course, they changed their tune for purely partisan political purposes, trashing a man with terrible smears they know full well are not true.
  • Rand Paul: John Lewis Isn’t Immune From Criticism Because He’s A Civil Rights Icon

    01/15/2017 12:47:11 PM PST · by nodwam · 33 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/15/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Jake Tapper had Rand Paul on to discuss his healthcare plan, but instead tried to bait Paul into condemning Trump because John Lewis is a ‘civil rights icon.’ Paul wisely said, “I do appreciate what — him being a civil rights icon. But I would also say that that doesn’t make us immune from criticism or debate… I should be able to honestly disagree with him, and not have it all come back to, I have no appreciation for a civil rights icon because of this. And I think that’s the part that I think is sometimes unfair in this.”
  • Lewis suggests Trump wants to return nation to pre-civil rights era

    01/15/2017 11:01:48 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    "Today, Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I'm 'all talk' and 'no action,'" Lewis wrote in a fundraising email sent out by the Democratic National Committee. "Some leaders reject decades of progress and want to return to the dark past, when the power of law was used to deny the freedoms protected by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and its Amendments," he wrote. "We need leaders who will stand up and speak up and speak out for Americans, not someone who will work against us. Not someone who will move us backwards.
  • Trump: Lewis should help me work on inner cities

    01/15/2017 3:10:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    President-elect Donald Trump responded to backlash over his attack on Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Saturday evening, suggesting the pair work together to focus on the nation's inner cities. “Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!” Trump wrote. *snip* Trump raised the issue of inner cities during the campaign. In August, he compared the nation's inner cities to war zones, declaring during a campaign stop in Ohio, “The Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities." “For those hurting the most, who...
  • Lewis fundraises off Trump attacks: 'Stand up to injustice'

    01/14/2017 5:56:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Brooke Seipel
    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) responded to an attack from President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday by urging Democrats in a fundraising email to stand up to Trump. “Today Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I’m ‘all talk’ and ‘no action,’” Lewis wrote in the letter from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “I’ve been beaten, bloody, tear-gassed, fighting for what’s right for America. I’ve marched at Selma with Dr. King. Sometimes that’s what it takes to move our country in the right direction," the letter continued.
  • Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities ...

    01/14/2017 4:32:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get! 7:22 PM - 14 Jan 2017
  • Trump Criticizing Rep. John Lewis Is Racist (Dishonest Press Strikes Again)

    01/14/2017 4:24:55 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Representative John Lewis gave an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC News wherein he said that Donald Trump is not a legitimate President: "I don't see this President-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, told NBC News' Chuck Todd in a clip released Friday. "I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton." (Quote per CNN) The media, which is overwhelmingly anti-Trump, jumped on this immediately.  All the news outlets were blasting out a story on this.  The cable news networks were glad to bring to the table yesterday,...
  • Trump to visit National African American Museum: report

    01/14/2017 3:53:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Max Greenwood
    Trump to visit National African American Museum: report © Getty Images President-elect Donald Trump is expected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ABC News reported Saturday citing transition sources. NEW: Donald Trump expected to visit National African American Museum in observance of Martin Luther King Day, transition sources tell @ABC. — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 14, 2017 Trump's visit to the museum comes amid backlash from Democrats and some Republicans over Trump claiming in tweets Saturday that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was "all talk" and "no action."
  • John Lewis, a good Dem, NEVER would miss a chance to raise funds...

    01/14/2017 4:02:11 PM PST · by BobNative · 49 replies
    John Lewis eMail | January 14, 2017 | John Lewis
    Friend -- Today, Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I'm "all talk" and "no action." I've been beaten bloody, tear-gassed, fighting for what's right for America. I've marched at Selma with Dr. King. Sometimes that's what it takes to move our country in the right direction. We refuse to stop now. We're not done fighting for progress. We're ready for the next four years. Are you with us? Join me and chip in whatever you can today to help Democrats stand up to injustice. If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go...
  • NAACP demands Trump apologize to John Lewis

    01/14/2017 2:51:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 196 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Brooke Seipel
    The NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is calling on Donald Trump to apologize to Alabama Rep. John Lewis, after attacking the civil rights icon in a series of tweets. “By disrespecting John Lewis, Donald Trump dishonored Lewis' sacrifice & demeaned Americans & the rights, he nearly died (for). Apologize,” Brooks tweeted.
  • President-elect Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon Who Said His Presidency Not 'Legitimate'

    01/14/2017 1:40:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Alexander Mallin
    President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, after the lawmaker said he wouldn't attend Trump's inauguration because he doesn't see him as a "legitimate president." Lewis in an interview with NBC on Friday cited Russia's meddling in the election for his view on the legitimacy of the presidential election results, and his comments stoked controversy with Republicans and debate inside the Democratic Party. "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis said.
  • Atlanta Mayor Reed to Trump: “John Lewis an American hero. Full stop.”

    01/14/2017 12:53:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 105 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Leon Stafford
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushed back Saturday on President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment of civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ district. In a series of tweets, Reed said: “John Lewis is an American hero & a national treasure. Period. Full stop. “That PEOTUS Trump would attack Congressman Lewis on MLK Day weekend for “all talk…no action” when he bled to actually “Make America Great” is why far less than half the country supports him at the dawn of his presidency.” Trump said Lewis’s district was “in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)” in an early...
  • Media throw John Lewis' civil rights record in Trump's face

    01/14/2017 11:52:16 AM PST · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Journalists piled on criticism after President-elect Trump shot back at Democratic Rep. John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the election, many calling attention to the fact that Lewis is a civil rights icon and seemingly ignoring the fact that Trump does not mention race in his tweets. "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to......mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results," Trump tweeted early Saturday. "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!" Almost immediately Trump was decried...
  • Trump goes after civil-rights icon on Twitter

    01/14/2017 9:53:02 AM PST · by oblomov · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | Kathianne Boniello
    President-elect Trump slammed US Rep. John Lewis on Twitter Saturday, for “falsely complaining” about the election, and said he should spend more time fixing problems in his district. Lewis, a Georgia democrat and legendary civil rights activist, intends to skip Trump’s Friday inauguration and feels the Tweeter-in-Chief isn’t a “legitimate president,” he told NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” Trump shot back at Lewis with a pair of tweets, the first at 7:50 a.m., the second at 8:07 a.m. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not...
  • You, Sir, Are Unfortunately Being Used By Democrats (Sarah Palin to Rep Lewis)

    01/14/2017 7:47:43 AM PST · by Bratch · 51 replies
    SarahPalin.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    Dem Rep Lewis: I Don’t See Trump as ‘A Legitimate President’ ‘There Was a Conspiracy on the Part of the Russians’ – Breitbart You, Sir, Are Unfortunately Being Used By Democrats Who’d Hide Behind Your Race; You, Rep. Lewis, Deserve Better Stay with me on this, folks. Sent to speak for saddened democrats who are now frothing at the mouth in greater desperation to silence the voice of the people and delegitimize the election, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was played as a pawn today. This is unjust and despicable on the part of democrat leaders who just tested political winds....
  • Trump to John Lewis: Fix your ‘horrible’ Atlanta district

    01/14/2017 6:15:23 AM PST · by madprof98 · 109 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Greg Bluestein
    President-elect Donald Trump labeled a congressional district that sweeps through the heart of Atlanta as a “crime infested” area that is in “horrible shape” in an early-morning tweet Saturday aimed at one of his most outspoken Democratic critics. The Republican was unloading at Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who has represented the Atlanta district since his 1986 election, after the civil rights icon made national headlines when he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will skip Trump’s inauguration next week. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling...
  • John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’

    01/13/2017 12:21:45 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 112 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Rivera
    In an exclusive interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he does not believe Donald Trump is a "legitimate president," citing Russian interference in last year's election. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, "it's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president." When pressed to explain why, he cited allegations of Russian hacks during the campaign that lead to the release of internal documents from the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairman,...
  • Remember When Jeff Sessions and John Lewis linked arms at Edmund Pettus Bridge?

    01/12/2017 7:41:05 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Representative John Lewis has either a very bad or a very selective memory when it comes to Jeff Sessions. Mr. Lewis testified against Senator Sessions in the Senate Attorney General hearing. Unfortunately for John, there are photos of the two who are arm in arm on the 50th-anniversary march in Selma. What say you, Mr. Lewis?
  • John Lewis to anti-Trump protesters: 'Never become bitter'

    11/18/2016 5:45:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2016 7:57 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    Congressman John Lewis, returning to the city where he launched a life of protest, said demonstrators objecting to the election of Donald Trump are justified in raising their voices. But those protesters should be peaceful and remain optimistic, the iconic civil rights leader said on a visit to Nashville, where as a college student in the 1960s he helped desegregate lunch counters and movie theaters. “I would say to the young people, the young protesters, and those not so young: Accept a way of peace, believe in the way of love, believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,”...
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Democrats go too far on guns

    06/28/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 june 2016 | Ben Boychuk
    Once upon a time, Democrats would sit-in to press for civil rights. Today, they sit-in to take civil rights away. How else to describe the goal of last week's 24-hour sit-in by House Democrats? They took to the floor Wednesday demanding a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of last week's terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun ownership is a right. Due process of law is a right. The government needs to meet a very high threshold before denying citizens either one. Rep. John Lewis led the protest, which devolved into screaming matches early Thursday....
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    06/22/2016 2:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers’ weeklong break. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest. But in an unprecedented step, C-SPAN used live video feeds from one lawmaker’s Periscope account and another’s Facebook page to transmit words and images from the House. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected...
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Rep. John Lewis Says He Never Saw Bernie Sanders During Civil Rights Movement

    02/13/2016 10:39:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    On Thursday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) told the media that he questions whether Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (DS-Vt.) was as involved in the civil rights movement as he has said he was. As noted by CNN, Sanders on multiple occasions has talked about his past as an activist during the civil rights movement in the 1960s at the University of Chicago. Sanders repeatedly mentions his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. ...
  • Report: Israel treating al-Qaeda fighters wounded in Syria civil war

    03/14/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | JPost.com
    Nusra Front is the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah in Syria. Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prominent American newspaper reported that Nusra Front, the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah, "hasn't bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer" along the Golan Heights.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • When is a Boycott of Israel not a Boycott?

    02/08/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Michael Curtis
    There are understandable differences of opinion between the American and Israel leaders on the issue of Islamist terrorism. It is wholly appropriate and desirable that they should be heard in the U.S. Congress. It is therefore painful that some honorable Democratic members of Congress should be so misguided as to declare that they will not attend the Israeli leader’s address. John Lewis (Georgia), a hero of the civil rights movement, G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Eric Blumenauer (Oregon) are among those who are engaging in what is tantamount to a boycott of Israel. According...
  • Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should...

    02/07/2015 3:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/06/15 | David Martosko
    Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should skip Netanyahu speech to Congress, as Biden says he'll be a no-show **SNIP** That disapproval apparently was orchestrated, or at least strongly encouraged, by the White House through comamunications with lawmakers connected to the Congressional Black Caucus. 'I'm not saying the president called anyone personally,' a current White House staffer told Daily Mail Online. 'But yeah, the White House sent a message to some at the CBC that they should suddenly be very upset about the speech.' The source said it was a 'back-channel' arrangement that...