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  • The GOP Base Is Done Tolerating RINO Collaboration With The Democrats

    05/16/2019 3:56:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    The stupid Beltway GOP Establishment, but I repeat myself, is finally standing firm on something – unfortunately, what it is standing firm on is its failure to listen to its own base. The base is woke and the Establishment’s a joke. I speak to a lot of conservative groups of various types and flavors: hardcore tea partiers, patriotic vets, loyal radio listeners, besieged students, brass New Yorkers, even rich country club types who you would think were into Jeb! – you know, diversity. And lately, I’ve tended to start off my talks by posing this question:“Okay, who here agrees with...
  • Green New Deal Is Neither a Joke nor a Hoax, States Physicians for Civil Defense (11.69 years left)

    05/18/2019 7:40:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Green New Deal proponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) now reportedly says that her Apocalypse Now predictionthat the world will end in 12 yearswas a joke, taken seriously only by people with "the intelligence of a sea sponge." And President Donald Trump has called the Green New Deal a hoax. The proposal has not been withdrawn, and is endorsed by leading Democrat Presidential candidates. Schoolchildren are still being terrified about climate change destroying their future. "The Green New Deal is hardly new, and proponents are deadly serious," states its Physicians for Civil Defense president Jane...
  • Vermont GOP governor says open to supporting Trump's 2020 challenger

    05/17/2019 9:36:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Vermonts Republican governor Phil Scott suggested he could support former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld in the Republican presidential primary, but stopped short of an official endorsement. Oh sure, yeah, Scott said during his weekly press conference Thursday when asked if he would prefer Weld over Trump.
  • AOC confronts drug company CEO over prices, then promotes universal health care

    05/16/2019 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to make a case for universal health care on Thursday after a tense confrontation over the HIV prevention drug known as PrEP. During a congressional hearing, Ocasio-Cortez pressed Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day on why his company's drug -- Truvada for PrEP -- cost so much more in the United States than in Australia. She later answered her own question on Twitter, saying that the U.S. health care system was to blame. "Spoiler: Because Australia has universal health care," she tweeted. During the hearing, O'Day responded to Ocasio-Cortez by noting how the drug was under...
  • AOC urges followers to back Uber-Lyft boycott despite her staff's $2G ride tab in 2019

    05/10/2019 5:17:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Bradford Betz | Fox News
    It seemed to be more "Do as I say, not as I do" leadership from U.S. Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Wednesday, the New York Democrat enthusiastically threw in her support for Uber and Lyft drivers ahead of a worldwide strike, but campaign finance records indicate her team has spent nearly $2,000 on ride-hailing services this year alone. The boycott was organized in response to Ubers anticipated initial public offering this Friday for more than $90 billion a figure drivers say comes at the cost of reduced wages and job security.THE BIGGEST WINNERS FROM UBER'S IMPENDING IPOIn a Wednesday afternoon tweet,...
  • 'Genuine' AOC would be Dems' best bet against Trump; O'Rourke reset was 'dumbest' move: pollster

    05/15/2019 2:59:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., would be her party's best bet against President Trump in 2020 -- if only she were eligible to run for president. That was the observation of pollster Frank Luntz on Tuesday night during an appearance on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle." Luntz told host Laura Ingraham that 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez has a "genuine" quality that most of the Democrats seeking the party's presidential nomination seem to lack.
  • 'Deal-Breaker:' AOC Can't Stomach Joe Biden Seeking 'Middle Ground' on Climate Change

    05/15/2019 8:28:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/15/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has emerged as a figurehead for the Democratic Party a symbol of the new socialist identity politics consensus. Her Green New Deal brings together the intersectionality narrative, big government take-overs, climate alarmism, and a clear definition of good-versus-evil in politics. If anyone opposes the Green New Deal panacea, they're not just wrong, they're wicked. She is something of a kingmaker in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race, and at the end of last week, she rejected Vice President Joe Biden because he undermined her polarizing narrative. A Reuters report last Friday revealed Joe Biden's plans...
  • AOC: 6 Weeks Pregnant = 2 Weeks Late on Your Period

    05/08/2019 8:07:58 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/08/2019 | Michael Morris
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), on her Twitter page early Wednesday morning, tweeted, “‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period.”“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period,” wrote Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her Twitter page. “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 later period + not be pregnant. So this is a backdoor ban.”Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came in reference to a CBS News tweet citing a piece on the“fetal heartbeat...
  • AOC blames Twitter, readers after called out for tweets about Alabama pro-life law

    05/16/2019 5:59:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed Twitter's character limitations -- and the reading skills of her critics -- after getting called out for spreading misinformation about the newly signed abortion ban in Alabama. The New York Democrat used the social media platform to criticize the law, which was signed by the governor on Wednesday and outlaws nearly all abortions in the state. The same law also makes performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mothers health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest. Alabama lawmakers are...
  • 2020 Democrats Have Promised To Spend Trillions Fighting Global Warming. Here Are their Plans

    05/16/2019 10:32:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a $9 trillion plan to fight global warming Thursday, upping the ante on Democratic presidential candidates. You think of the Green New Deal as saying we should go to the moon, but in my plan is how to build the rocket ship, Inslee told The Guardian. They both have their values. Inslees plan aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions, ramp up renewable energy and infrastructure and create 8 million jobs over 10 years. The plan calls for $300 billion a year in federal spending to leverage an additional $600 billion a year for...
  • If Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders really cared about everyday Americans they would do THIS

    05/15/2019 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | Gregory Angelo
    It shouldnt be a surprise to anyone that the infamous socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a new policy thats aimed at targeting Wall Street. However, the only thing their deceptively titled Loan Shark Prevention Act will do is hurt the pocketbooks of common Americans. The Act would cap all interest rates on consumer loans at 15 percent, effectively eliminating credit line options for millions of Americans. Credit lenders often times extend credit with higher interest rates as a precaution if the potential borrower has bad credit as a way to mitigate risk. For example,...
  • Biden adds 5 points to lead over 2020 Dem field: poll

    05/15/2019 10:22:18 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    TH ^ | - 05/15/19 11:49 AM EDT | JOHN BOWDEN
    Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) has expanded his comfortable lead over the 2020 Democratic primary field since his presidential campaign announcement last month, according to a new poll. The Reuters/Ipsos survey released Wednesday found that Biden's support among Democratic voters has increased 5 percentage points, up to 29 percent. He now leads his only close challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), by 16 points in the poll. Sanders, at 13 percent, is the only other candidate to register more than 6 percent support among Democratic voters.
  • Rashida Tlaib Is Pushing A Terrorist Narrative About Israel

    05/14/2019 1:15:23 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The congresswoman claims her Holocaust remarks were taken 'out of context.' But the proper context shows shes pushing a terrorist narrative about Israel. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, along with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, have accused Republicans of taking Tlaibs comments about the Holocaust out of context. The problem is, when you put Tlaibs remarks in the proper context, theyre far worse. The most generous possible reading of Tlaib is that, in a discussion about why she opposes a two-state solution, she was trying to credit Palestinians for providing Jews a safe haven,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been

    05/14/2019 10:47:24 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | May 14, 2019, 12:46 PM ET | ELIZABETH THOMAS
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported middle ground climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. Interested in Climate Change? Add Climate Change as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Climate Change news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Climate Change Add Interest I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives, Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green...
  • So AOC Was Just Kidding When She Said We Only Have 12 Years Left?

    05/14/2019 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 13 May 2019 | Jim Treacher
    I love a good joke, and I even have a particular fondness for bad ones. Jokes are good. And when a stupid person says something she later regrets and unconvincingly tries to play it off as a joke, that can be amusing too. That's what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to do right now. After months of being mocked for her apocalyptic predictions about globalwarmingclimatechange, now she's saying... just kidding! ... So if Republicans don't listen to AOC when she says we only have 12 years left to save the planet, they're evil and hate children and want everybody to die......
  • AOC Says She Was Joking About the World Ending in

    05/13/2019 12:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 13, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yes, my friends, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rebuffed all of the fact-checkers out there. She came out, as you might remember, and compared climate change to World War II. (summarized) We only have 12 years to stop Hitler! We only have 12 years to stop the Nazis from taking over the world! In this case, climate change is Hitler (aside from Trump), and the Nazis are all of the things that we are doing to destroy the planet. Twelove years. We had 12 years. Well, the fact-checkers got in gear. (Not the liberal fact-checkers. The Drive-By Media dutifully reported it...
  • De Blasio holds press conference at Trump Tower and gets heckled

    05/13/2019 11:56:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2019 | 1:56pm | Updated | Julia Marsh
    Supporters of Donald Trump disrupted Mayor Bill de Blasios press conference in Trump Tower on Monday while he announced a potential $2 million in fines facing the presidents real estate company if it doesnt comply with the citys new Green New Deal building emissions standards by 2030. Worst mayor ever, read one sign held by a protester as the mayor rode up and down an escalator. Other supporters loudly booed and whistled as de Blasio tried to shout over the din. This is bullt, Juliet Germanotta, 37, told The Post as she displayed an LGBT for Trump banner behind...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio holds Green New Deal rally outside Trump Tower

    05/13/2019 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Bill De Blasio sends a pointed message by inviting press to the public plaza of NYC's 5th Ave. Trump Tower to discuss the city's own Green New Deal. .....
  • CNN: Many Democrats fear Trump is laying an impeachment trap

    05/13/2019 5:09:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | Stephen Collinson
    It seems a crazy idea that any president would actually want to be impeached. But Donald Trump has so subverted Washington logic with his wild, norm-crushing presidency that there is now a serious conversation -- at least among Democrats -- about whether he views the ultimate constitutional crisis as a weapon in his re-election campaign. The possibility is shaping the strategies of Democratic leaders as they weigh the political risks of impeachment and their duty to defend principles of American governance. Many Democrats fear that Trump may be laying an impeachment trap that could consume the House majority, distract them...
  • New Haven man indicted for threatening to kill Trump

    05/12/2019 3:22:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    NH Register ^ | May 12, 2019 | Meghan Friedmann
    United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham indicted former New Haven resident Gary Joseph Gravelle, also known as Roland Prejean, for numerous malicious incidents of intimidation that mentioned use of explosives and bio-toxins, and for threatening to kill President Donald Trump, according to a release from the Department of Justice. According to the indictment, 51-year-old Gravelle has identified as a member of the white separate organization American Knights of Anarchy, or AKA. The indictment charges Gravelle with 16 counts, variously, of maliciously conveying false information about explosives, false information and hoax as well as threats to...