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  • Justin Haskins: AOC's socialist takeover of Democrats is working - here's why moderates should worry

    01/19/2020 3:54:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/19/20 | Justin Haskins
    Media darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “squad” members have never been shy about their plan to shove the Democratic Party toward adopting socialist principles. And now that we’re more than a year and a half into the AOC era, it’s clear that their two-part plan is working. The first component of their plan is to reshape the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) into a powerful political force in Congress. Historically, the caucus, which began in the 1990s, has been primarily a club for left-wing congressional Democrats. But it had little political power because of its members’ unwillingness to vote as...
  • Bernie Sanders Said "Everybody Brings Some Negatives" When Asked If Gender Is An Obstacle For Women Running For Office

    01/19/2020 12:56:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | Posted on January 19, 2020, at 3:03 p.m. ET | Ryan Brooks, Ruby Cramer
    CONCORD, New Hampshire — Bernie Sanders said at a forum in New Hampshire that women still face obstacles when they run for office, describing being a woman as a potential “problem” and noting that anyone who runs for office “brings some negatives” when it comes to appealing to the American electorate. The language instantly re-opened a conflict between supporters of Elizabeth Warren and Sanders over questions about electability, gender, and a private conversation between the two senators where they discussed whether a woman can win in 2020. “Everybody has their own sets of problems,” Sanders said during a forum sponsored...
  • The New York Times endorses both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for president

    01/19/2020 9:09:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2020 | 12:00am | Ben Feuerherd
    The New York Times endorsed not one, but two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday. The paper’s editorial board gave their blessings to progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren and centrist Amy Klobuchar in a surprise endorsement that split from tradition. The editorial board announced their endorsements toward the end of an episode of “The Weekly,” the Times’ television show that airs on Hulu. In an article posted to the Times’ website soon after the episode aired, the board noted their two endorsements were a “break with convention.” In endorsing Warren, the board wrote her campaign writes seriously about policy,...
  • New York AG Letitia James’ obscene attack on the NYPD

    01/19/2020 7:58:21 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2020
    New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Letitia James, is going after . . . law enforcement. On Monday, James said she’s probing the NYPD’s fare-evasion policing for racial bias. It’s a disgraceful pander. “If NYers have been targeted because of the color of their skin, we will not hesitate to take legal action,” she tweeted. Well, sure: If cops were singling out minorities, she’d be remiss not to act. Yet there’s no evidence — none — of such targeting. From October 2017 to June 2019, James notes, minorities got 70% of the fare-evasion summonses and accounted for 90% of arrests,...
  • Bay Harbor Islands cop suspended for social media post on wife’s anti-Muslim comments [The Squad!]

    01/17/2020 5:01:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 1/16/20
    The husband of a Hallandale Beach commissioner who was condemned for anti-Muslim comments was placed on administrative leave by the Bay Harbor Islands police department Thursday for social media posts appearing to show support for his wife’s views. Pablo Lima, a corporal in Bay Harbor Islands and a former vice president of the Miami-Dade police union, submitted an application Tuesday to become the town’s next police chief.
  • Finally. The Feds — including ICE — appear to be investigating Rep. Ilhan Omar.

    01/16/2020 11:13:26 AM PST · by Twotone · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 16, 2020 | David Steinberg
    At least three departments are reviewing what could be the worst-ever crime spree by an elected US official On Oct. 30, I reported that the Department of Justice had assigned an FBI Special Agent in Charge, or SAC, to review Rep. Ilhan Omar's apparent, astonishing spree of felonies from 2009 to 2017. Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) had previously filed a complaint on the matter with the Minnesota District of the Department of Justice. That office — headed by U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald, a 2018 Donald Trump appointee — directed the FBI to review the complaint. An FBI SAC...
  • Rashida Tlaib On Black Suspects’ Murder Of Jews In Jersey City: “White Supremacy Kills”

    12/12/2019 8:39:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2019 | Allahpundit
    An embarrassing clown, unable or unwilling to restrain her dogma even for the five seconds it would have taken to check the facts before tweeting about an anti-semitic murder.
  • Democrats are siding with a genocidal terror state

    01/15/2020 4:39:50 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/14/2020 | Mark Langfan
    Imagine an incumbent Democrat President at a time when America is in a national security crisis with Russia, and that the Republicans were goading Russia to attack American troops, and making every excuse to enhance Russia’s propaganda advantage. The Democrats would rightly be saying that “The Republicans are colluding with Russia, and putting American soldiers at risk.” But now, America is in a national security crisis situation with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And, what are the Democrats doing? They are goading the Iranians into attacking American troops so that the Democrats can gain a “Trump has...
  • One Thousand and One Nights and Ilhan Omar’s Biographical Engineering

    01/14/2020 9:29:46 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 2019 | Yaacov Apelbaum
    Despite numerous interviews, media write-ups, and multiple biographical sources, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar AKA “Ilhan Nur Said Elmi” remains an enigma. As strange as it sounds, there is almost no verifiable information about her nor her family in the public domain. This is bordering on the fantastic considering the fact that she is a ±34 year old (she has no birth certificate) sitting congresswoman. In an era where comprehensive digital background searches can be executed with a single mouse click, Omar’s fluid and ever shifting identity and invisible past are a puzzle. The majority of the biographical information that she disclosed...
  • Ocasio-Cortez warns of damage to crops due to warm temperatures in January (only 11.07 years left)

    01/14/2020 3:41:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/20 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is warning of potential damage to crops and the high food prices that could follow after the New York metropolitan area saw record high temperatures this past weekend. “It hit ~70° in NY,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday night. “In January. This weather at this time of year can be very risky for local farmers & families they serve.” “If certain crops germinate/flower prematurely & a freeze follows, crops could fail or drop in yield. When food supply drops, prices rise,” she continued, while adding the hashtag #ClimateCrisis. Her post came in response to another tweet sent...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Names French Bulldog Deco After Art Movement

    01/13/2020 3:59:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2020 | Kate Sheehy
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed the name of her new pooch — “Deco.” The renegade Bronx Democrat — who came under fire for allegedly buying a purebred male French bulldog puppy instead of rescuing a dog from a shelter — said in an Instagram posting Sunday that the name is short for the early 1900s Art Deco movement. AOC, who had asked online followers for name suggestions last week, wrote that she and boyfriend Riley Roberts ultimately chose the moniker.
  • AOC blasts Gov. Cuomo’s ‘wrong way’ $2B LaGuardia AirTrain plan

    01/13/2020 4:15:26 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2020 | 6:17pm | Nolan Hicks and Bernadette Hogan
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo better watch out — the “bartender” is back. The nascent opposition to Cuomo’s dream of building a $2 billion AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport just got a boost from one of the biggest political megaphones in the city, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who helped scare off Amazon from a plan put together by the governor to bring the retail giant’s second headquarters to Queens. The far-left freshman Democrat — who represents portions of western Queens — sent a blistering letter to the feds on Friday demanding more information about why the Port Authority of New York &...
  • As Stop & Shop Negotiates With Unions, Mass. State Treasurer Offers Unique Take

    04/04/2019 11:29:27 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    Stop & Shop returns to the negotiating table with its unions on Wednesday. The state treasurer of Massachusetts has criticized the company's proposals — and she has a unique perspective. State treasurer Deb Goldberg's family started, but no longer owns, Stop & Shop. Her ancestors opened the Economy Grocery Store in Somerville in 1914, and she and her family ran what became the Stop & Shop chain until the late 1980s. In a video for the 2014 state Democratic convention, Goldberg presented herself as a friend of labor. "We brought in the unions ourselves," she says in the video, "and...
  • Why does Pete Buttigieg bug so many on the left?

    12/19/2019 10:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 19, 2019 | Melanie Mason
    There’s something about Mayor Pete. As the Midwestern political upstart climbs in Democratic presidential primary polls, Pete Buttigieg also has managed to get deep under the skin of progressive activists. Social media networks now light up with the latest Buttigieg-induced controversy over his policy positions, his turns of phrase, even the swanky locales of his private fundraisers. The Gen Z crowd mocks him as “Mayo Pete,” his events have been disrupted by liberal protesters and his fresh-faced newness is seen as a drawback.
  • WATCH: Seattle police stand by while BlazeTV reporter assaulted by Antifa mob

    01/09/2020 5:25:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies ^ | JANUARY 09, 2020 | SLIGHTLY OFFENS*VE
    Police stood by and watched while masked Antifa protesters physically and verbally assaulted BlazeTV contributor Elijah Schaffer during a protest Sunday in Seattle, Washington. Schaffer, host of "Slightly Offens*ve," was forcefully struck in the head when he attempted to stop a group of Antifa counterprotesters from grabbing a camera held by one of his producers. The protesters then surround Schaffer and his producer and barraged them with curses and threatening verbal abuse. Watch the video Schaffer posted on Twitter below: (Content warning: Strong language and violent content.) Watch Slightly Offens*ve's full length videos below.
  • Rashida Tlaib: Bernie Sanders 'makes me feel less insane'

    01/12/2020 2:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/11/20 | Naomi Lim
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Rep. Rashida Tlaib said socialist Bernie Sanders made her feel normal for being frustrated with the country's political climate. "He makes me feel - and many of you know what I mean by this - he makes me feel less insane," the Michigan Democrat said in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, referring to gripes, for example, with the country's healthcare system. She added, "We're not insane folks. We're actually real. We're humanists." **SNIP** Tlaib is accompanying Sanders on his three-day swing of the first-in-the-nation state. The pair will appear at a "Green New Deal" rally on Sunday in...
  • AOC REFUSES to pay $250,000 in dues from the Democrats

    01/12/2020 7:38:26 PM PST · by dennisw · 67 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 12 January 2020 | RALPH R. ORTEGA
    AOC REFUSES to pay $250,000 in dues from the Democrats because the party 'clearly told people like me that we're not welcome' New York Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is holding back $250,000 in dues she owes the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee AOC says she won't pay up because she doesn't see why she should give 'to an organization that has clearly told people like me that we're not welcome' The dues, paid from her campaign fundraising, are earmarked to help keep the Democratic House majority The 30-year-old was referring to a policy that she says 'blacklists' vendors working with insurgent primary...
  • Warren Says She's Willing To Ban Construction of New Homes in America

    01/12/2020 11:23:50 AM PST · by rktman · 161 replies ^ | 1/12/2019 | C. Douglas Golden
    “What scares me is every time you go back to the scientists, they tell you two things,” the senator said. “It’s worse than we thought, and we have less time. “That means we’ve got to be willing to do things, for example, like regulation. By 2028, no new buildings, no new houses, without a zero carbon footprint.” And she’s coming for your car and electricity bill, too. “By 2030, trucks — light-duty trucks and cars, zero carbon footprint. By 2035, all production of electricity, zero carbon footprint,” Warren said.
  • Omar, Tlaib balk after report of Trump administration plan to expand travel ban: 'Straight up racism!'

    01/12/2020 2:36:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/11/20 | Brie Stimson
    Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., expressed outrage Friday after a report said the Trump administration was considering an expansion of the nation's travel ban to cover more countries. **SNIP** “What do 5 out of 7 of these countries have in common? They are Muslim-majority countries the President already tried to ban,” Omar tweeted. It wasn't clear whether she was referring to the currently banned countries or a potential list. “We need to pass the #NoBanAct immediately to stop this madness," she added. Tlaib called the ban “Straight up racism!” “No more waiting,” she tweeted. “Too many Muslims...
  • Omar: ‘Religious Fundamentalists Are Currently Trying to Manipulate State Laws in Order to Impose Their Beliefs on an Entire Society’

    01/10/2020 10:37:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies ^ | January 09, 2020 | staff
    ( - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) gave a speech on the House floor citing what she called the “hypocrisy” of “religious fundamentalists,” who are seeking to prohibit or restrict abortion. “Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate the State laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women,” she said in this speech that was delivered on May 22. “This isn't about religious morality or conviction,” she said, “because we have seen time and time again those who talk about their faith and want to push...