Why Did John Roberts Chief Justice of The U.S. Supreme Court Intervene in the Mueller Probe?

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Comment by Jim Campbell

December 21, 2017

For the life of me, at this point of time I have no idea what this means?

Does anyone else out there have an opinion?

Please leave your comment’s below.

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We’re about to find out why the chief justice of the Supreme Court decided to get involved in the special counsel’s investigation.

 

A mysterious grand jury subpoena case has been working itself through the D.C. courts since August. Doughty reporting by Politico linked the grand jury case to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Some of us, connecting the dots, wondered whether Mueller’s antagonist in this secret subpoena battle might be President Donald Trump himself.

Speculation heightened two weeks ago when the D.C. Circuit cleared an entire floor of reporters assembled for the oral argument, in order to protect the identity of the…

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Lindsey Graham Goes Beastmode in Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi About the Wall

H/T Right Wing Folks.

I am happy to see a more assertive Lindsey Graham I just hope this attitude lasts.

Gotta love Lindsey Graham, 2.0.

The Republican Senator from South Carolina has been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump’s effort to build the wall and a big proponent in Congress. He has previously urged Trump to “dig in and not give in.”

And on Friday, he had a very simple message for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic caucus about the funding deal that has been stalled.

“To Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats,” Graham tweeted. “No Wall Money, No Deal.”

Boom. That’s the strength that has been needed.

From Daily Caller:

The House passed a stopgap funding bill on Dec. 20 that included $5.7 billion for a border wall, however, with a 51-seat majority in the Senate, Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to kill the legislation on arrival in the Senate, and consequently, a government shutdown has been in effect since funding expired Dec. 21. [….]

“If I were the president, I would dig in and not give in on additional wall funding — I’d want the whole $5 billion because the caravan is a game changer,” the South Carolina senator said. “$1.6 billion is available to the president, he wants $5 billion, and after the caravan, if you don’t see the need for additional border wall security, you’re just not paying much attention.”

They will have more Republicans in the Senate come January, but fewer in the House where Democrats will be in the majority and Pelosi will likely be Speaker.

House Democrats Outline Gun Control Agenda for 116th Congress

H/T NRA/ILA.

There is no doubt that San Fran Nan her cronies in the House will be trying to ban everything they can.

Hopefully, their assinine plans will die in the Senate.

With anti-gun Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives come January, now is the time to prepare for a new onslaught on the Second Amendment. Emboldened by the mere thought of controlling the lower chamber, we are already seeing the warning signs of what will come for the next two years.

First, virtually all Democrat leadership positions are likely to be filled by long-time anti-gun zealots, such as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Similarly, key committees will surely be chaired by extremists with long histories of supporting any and all legislation designed to diminish the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

In other words, if you can imagine a new, draconian restriction on guns, gun owners, firearm parts and accessories, or ammunition, expect it to not only be introduced, but to be given a hearing. Also expect the anti-gun legacy media to openly fawn over these efforts. The same goes for any old proposals that have already been introduced and rejected, or even implemented and later repealed or abandoned after proving to be ineffective.

At the top of the list, of course, will be banning semi-automatic firearms. Extremists will try to ban America’s most popular rifle, the AR15, as well as any other semi-automatic rifle. The standard magazines that come with these rifles, as well as any that are sold separately that are deemed “too big,” will also be the target of bans. Most semi-automatic handguns and shotguns will also be swept into these bans.

“Universal” background checks are also a priority for anti-gun Democrats. In fact, Nancy Pelosi even promised to support criminalizing the private transfer of firearms if Democrats were given control of the House. Pelosi and her ilk will try to exploit all of the recent tragic shootings that have taken place in order to promote “universal” background check while ignoring the fact that none of them would have been impacted by such a scheme. The firearms in all of these horrific crimes were acquired through either the federally-mandated background check, or even more restrictive state systems.

There are many reasons to not trust Pelosi, but when it comes to her pledge to attack law-abiding gun owners, you can take that to the bank.

Democrats who have been chomping at the bit for years to push their anti-gun agenda in the House have made it very clear your rights are fair game, and they have said they will not waste any time once they seize the reins of control.

Along with semi-auto bans and “universal” background checks, expect to see attempts to tax firearms and ammunition out of the grasp of the average American. Through incompetence or malice, these legislative proposals will be so poorly drafted that it will be impossible for law-abiding gun owners to even attempt to comply with their byzantine provisions.

As an example, one need only look to the most recent gun control bill introduced in Congress. H.R. 7115, the so-called “3–D Firearms Prohibitions Act.” Attentive readers will probably notice that the bad drafting started with the title: we live in a three-dimensional world; so all firearms are necessarily “3-D.” Despite the title, the bill doesn’t seem to ban all firearms, however, it’s provisions are so poorly drafted and show such a incredible lack of understanding of firearms that it likely does ban nearly any part intended for use in a modern semi-automatic firearm. Even simple pins and springs seem to fall within the provisions of the bill.

While 7115 is unlikely to move in the current Congress, it will likely be on the agenda next year. But that’s just the start.

Ultimately, the Second Amendment will likely be under a more severe attack over the next two years than perhaps it has ever seen. With some sources showing that as many as one in five likely voters in Democrat primaries would like to see the Second Amendment repealed, it’s likely that some members of Congress will attempt to oblige.

 

Sarah Sanders: Pelosi Is Trying to ‘Protect Her Speakership and Not Protect Our Borders’ in Shutdown Standoff

H/T Town Hall.

The reason San Fran Nan and Little Chuckie Schumer are opposed to building a wall and securing our borders is they need new voters.

Hang tough Mr.President we have your back.

 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told “CBS This Morning” Friday that President Trump was “willing to negotiate” with Democratic leadership over funding for the border wall to end the partial government shutdown. She accused Democrats of being “unwilling” to begin the negotiations.

“I’m not going to negotiate in the press, but the president has been willing to negotiate on this point and the Democrats have not been willing to do anything,” Sanders said in reference to the $5 billion number Trump had initially demanded in border funding.

“It’s a very sad day when we can’t get Democrats to even show up for work and sit down with us and have these conversations and try to help make real solutions and get something done,” she emphasized.

Sanders accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of being unwilling to negotiate because she is attempting to “protect her speakership.”

“Nobody wants anybody to struggle,” she said. “Nobody wants the government to be closed, that’s why we’re asking Democrats to sit down and negotiate something they actually support. The real question here is, Nancy Pelosi is only looking to protect her speakership and not protect her borders and that’s why she’s unwilling to negotiate with us and unwilling to make any type of a deal and unwilling to help do what is necessary.”

In a tweet Friday morning, President Trump referred to Democrats as “obstructionist” on the issue and even threatened to shut down the southern border entirely.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!

86.8K people are talking about this

Pelosi did face criticism Friday for reportedly spending time at a resort in a Hawaii during the shutdown.

President Trump visited troops in Iraq over Christmas and chose to remain in D.C., canceling a planned trip to Florida.

 

UPDATE: XHALE City Vape Shop FIRES Racist Trump-Hating Liberal After SCREECHING MELTDOWN CAUGHT ON VIDEO

H/T The Gateway Pundit.

The left has become majorly unhinged since Donald J. Trump became president.

Be advised there is major profanity in the video below.

A clerk at Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, Atlanta went absolutely ballistic after a customer wearing a Trump t-shirt walked into the establishment.

The pro-Trump customer was denied service and asked to leave the store while the vape shop employee accused him of being a “racist motherf*cker.”

A black man was also standing in front of the counter watching it all go down and it was all caught on video.

“If you do not stop recording in my store, I’m going to call the police and ask you to leave,” the triggered employee said.

The customer refused to be bullied and told the clerk to call the police — this is when things took a wild turn.

“F*ck off dude! F*ck off! Get the f*ck out of here!” the employee screamed as he assaulted the customer.

The employee is heard talking on the phone presumably to his boss where he calls President Trump a “treasonous asshole.”

At this point the lunatic employee walks back over to the Trump-supporting customer, assaults him then calls him the N word.

“Leave the store! Leave the store! Leave the store! F*ck off! Get the f*ck off n*****!” the employee screamed.

At one point the customer threatened to call the cops for assault if the employee didn’t ring up his order.

The employee continued to melt down and refused to serve a paying customer — the best part about the video is that the pro-Trump customer REFUSED to back down to the liberal lunatic.

The Yelp page for Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, GA was quickly filled with one-star reviews calling for the unhinged employee to be fired.

Once again here is the video ——
VIDEO (language warning):

UPDATE—–
Xhale City FIRED THE UNHINGED EMPLOYEE last night.
The unhinged lunatic was costing the store business and it’s reputation.

The Facebook page has since been suspended.
Via Reddit The Donald:

Bipartisan Support Is Growing For Gun Confiscation In 2019

H/T Zero Hedge.com.

It is going to be a long hard two years for gun owners we need to stay awake and informed.

So as gun owners we need to join and support a gun rights organization of your choice.

Gun owners need to voice our opposition to these red flag laws.

The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.

The Guardian detailed House Democrats’ desire to pass gun control legislation in the upcoming Congress:

“Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who represents Parkland, where a February school shooting left 17 dead, said this week that he expected House Democrats to focus on bills with more bipartisan support. Those measures included bump stock bans and “extreme risk protection orders”, also known as red flag laws, which give law enforcement and family members a way to petition a court to temporarily bar an unstable person from buying or owning guns.”

What Are Red Flag Laws?

Red flag laws or Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are the euphemistic label for a variety of new proposed gun-control laws. Under red flag laws, law enforcement has the ability to confiscate an individual’s firearms who is deemed a threat to themselves or others. A simple accusation from a family member, friend, or associate will suffice to seize someone’s firearms.

These laws, mind you, operate in the absence of normal due process.  The accused in these cases could have their weapons confiscated without even so much as a hearing a before a judge. It could take months before a gun owner could appear in court to win back his gun rights.

Thirteen states currently have red flag laws on the books. What started out as a state-level movement may have some legs at the federal level. Although it’s true that Congressional Democrats are making gun control a major theme of their legislative agenda, it’s naïve to think red flag laws are only relevant because of “gun-grabbing” Democrats have taken power.

As we’ll see below, red flag laws have a history of bipartisan support. And when any piece of legislation has Democrats and Republicans locking arms in agreement, you know trouble lies ahead.

The Gun Control Bipartisan Status Quo

Despite the passionate campaign rhetoric, a significant portion of Republican politicians will change colors on gun rights once in DC. Several GOP members in the upcoming Congress stick out like a sore thumb when it comes to their gun control advocacy:

Brian Mast:  A Congressman from Florida’s 18th district, Brian Mast penned an op-ed for the New York Times a few months ago calling for the ban of so-called “assault weapons” and a number of firearms accessories. However, actions, not words, are what matter most in politics. Mast went on to co-sponsor H.R. 2598, a bill which authorizes the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services to provide grants to states with red flag laws on the book.

Marco Rubio: Following the Parkland shootings, Rubio joined the gun control chorus by sponsoring a red flagbill along with Democrat Senators Joe Manchin, Bill Nelson, & Jack Reed. Rubio has even flirted with the idea of regulations on magazine clips, raising the minimum age to buy certain firearms like AR-15s, and tweaking the current background check system.

Rick Scott: Former Governor of Florida and now a US Senator from Florida, Rick Scott poses an interesting threat to gun rights. Despite his ostensible anti-gun-control rhetoric, Scott signed SB 7026 Florida’s most expansive gun control measure in recent history. Scott’s SB 7026 contains red flag provisions, raises the age to buy a firearm to 21, and imposes a three-day waiting period for all firearms purchases.

Larry Hogan: On April 24, 2018, Maryland Governor Hogan signed a series of gun bills, one which included a red flag law. In October, the first month Maryland’s red flag law went into effect, there were 114 requests to confiscate individuals’ firearms.

Maryland’s red flag law has not been without its fair share of controversy.

At 5 a.m on Monday, November 5, two police officers came knocking on 61-year-old Gary Willis’ door to serve him a court order mandating that he turn over his guns. What seemed like a typical court order, quickly turned deadly as one of the cops shot and killed Willis in a struggle that ensued. Quick to defend one of his own, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare defended the cops’ action by callously claiming that they “did the best they could with the situation they had.”

The tragic incident in Maryland is an ominous sign of what is to come should red flag laws gain more traction.

Whether or not Republicans will support new Red Flag laws is anyone’s guess. The bigger problem at hand is an ideological one, and opponents of gun control would do well to stop putting their faith in the winner-take-all electoral slugfest we see at the federal level every 4 years, and to embrace decentralization instead.

2018: 1st Year In History No Killer Tornadoes-But The Warming Scaremongers Said…

H/T The Lid.

The golbull warming crowd will have some kind of a whacked out explanation for this happening.

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This year, 2018 will go down in history as the first in modern recorded history we did not have any violent, killer tornadoes. But Wait! The people pushing the global warming hypothesis have been saying for years that global warming causes killer tornadoes. Could it be that the Al Gore set is actually wrong?

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If you still don’t buy into global warming explain 61 tornados touch down today in the USA

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And the claims are still coming, seven weeks ago, on Nov. 8, 2018, WNEP Channel 16 in  Pennsylvania reported:

There were several tornadoes, including one with winds of up to 130 miles per hour which destroyed shopping complexes in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Meteorologists say more intense weather could be on the way.

Meteorologists say the time is now people and businesses need to start using cleaner energy, recycle, and watch what they consume, or our weather might get even worse.

Experts agree our viewing area saw the effects of climate change this summer first-hand.

But this is the first year since we started keeping records that we did not have any so-called killer tornadoes of EF4 or EF 5 force.

According to the Washington Post, though, this year has been very light on tornadoes:

It was a quiet year for tornadoes overall, with below normal numbers most months. Unless you’re a storm chaser, this is not bad news. The low tornado count is undoubtedly a big part of the reason the 10 tornado deaths in 2018 are also vying to be a record low.

This year will be the first year since official records started in 1950 that did not see any of the strongest tornadoes.

In fact, contrary to the claims of global warming religionists who insist that storms and tornadoes are getting worse because of climate change, the Post notes that tornadoes have been trending down in frequency and strength.

This year’s goose-egg may seem to fit a recent pattern.

In simple terms, there have been downtrends in violent tornado numbers both across the entire modern period, and when looking at just the period since Doppler radar was fully implemented across the country in the mid-1990s. A 15-year average as high as 13.7 in the mid-1970s will drop to 5.9 next year.

But it isn’t just the harshest of tornadoes. We have also seen fewer of the lower powered funnel clods:

Expanding to include all “intense” tornadoes, or those F/EF3+, this year’s 12 is also poised to set a record for the fewest. I wrote about this back in May, and 2018 has kept pace for record lows since then.

So what happened, Al Gore? Didn’t you say that all this would continue to get worse every year until the earth we are all living in Waterworld?

You gotta love these progressives they change their claims more often than I change my underwear as long as it brings about global redistribution of income. How long do you think it will be before the climate change fearmongers claim that climate change stops tornadoes. After-all when they realized the earth wasn’t warming, they change the name of their disaster from global warming–> climate change

And they used to say increased tornado activity was caused by global cooling. In a story about the coming ice age on June 24, 1974, Time magazine reported:

Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds — the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.  

Almost a year later in April 1975, Newsweek wrote,  “the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded,” killed “more than 300 people”, this according to the magazine was among “the ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically.”

its getting cold by on Scribd

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Here is the truth that nobody who believes in the climate change hypothesis will admit.  If climate change believers truly believe that tornadoes are tied a still warming earth, then we should all be wearing ruby slippers and following a yellow-brick-road to Emerald City.

But progressives conveniently switch from tornadoes being caused by cooling and/or warming.

And it doesn’t really matter what they blame it on because except for the recent drastic El Nino the earth’s temperature hasn’t really changed since Bubba Clinton was misusing an excellent Cuban cigar in the Oval Office.

Loose Change Nearly Cost Him His Life – But It Saved Him

H/T War History OnLine.

The spare change in the breast pocket of Optatius Buyssens almost cost him is life yet it, in the end, saved his life.

Photos by Vincent Buyssens

Optatius Buyssens was on a reconnaissance mission near the Belgian town of Lebbeke in September 1914. The sound of loose change in his pocket attracted the notice of a nearby German trooper, who fired in his direction.

Optatius was hit in the chest and went down, but the coins deflected the bullet, sparing his life. Optatius survived the war and died in 1958.

Vincent Buyssens, a twenty-eight-year-old digital strategist who is the great-grandson of Optatius, shared the story on Reddit nearly a hundred years later. He posted a picture of the coins, noting, “These coins stopped a bullet and saved my grandfather’s life during World War One.”

Lucky escape- After Buyssens was shot, the German soldier who had fired kicked him in the head and left him for dead.Photo by Vincent Buyssens

There are six coins, each showing a high pressure stress mark that had bent their edges. It’s obvious that a high amount of kinetic energy was expended to create these peculiar marks at some point in these coins’ history.

A native of Antwerp, Vincent said his father received the coins from Optatius himself, as well as his wartime notes and journals.

Photo by Vincent Buyssens

 

Belgian soldier Optatius Buyssens gave away his position to German troops when these coins began making a clinking noise in his pocket – but they also saved his life when their bullet ricocheted off them.Photo by Vincent Buyssens

“The story I shared on Reddit happened at the very early days of the war during a battle in the Belgian town of Lebbeke. Ironically, the coins were the reason why he got shot because it was the noise of them clinking together in his breast pocket which gave his position away.”

Buyssens goes on to say that his great-grandfather was lucky, despite also receiving a kick in the head from the German soldier who shot him, after Optatius had fallen down and pretended to be dead. After the German left, Optatius and another wounded comrade crawled to safety.

One of the coins which saved the life of the brave soldier Optatius Buyssens.Photo by Vincent Buyssens

Vincent had found the story in the journal long before he shared it, but had decided to save it to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. He stated that the story was one that captured the imagination, sounding almost too good to possibly be true, and that’s why he put it online.

The story has since been seen by over 1.3 million readers and has collected more than 131,000 upvotes, with plenty of people surprised by Optatius’ good fortune.

Vincent couldn’t believe the story when he’d first heard it years ago. But after talking it over with his father and grandfather, and then reading it in the journals himself, he believed.

Unbelievable tale- The amazing story of Buyssens was shared on Reddit by his great-grandson Vincent Buyssens, seen here holding the life-saving coins.Photo by Vincent Buyssens

Reddit users drew attention to the fact that it wasn’t just Optatius’ life that had been preserved by the lucky stack of coins, but those of his descendants–including Vincent–who would never have been born if the bullet had been an inch to the left or right.

A blessing (and a curse)- Belgian soldier Optatius Buyssens gave away his position to German troops when these coins began making a clinking noise in his pocket – but they also saved his life when their bullet ricocheted off them.Photo by Vincent Buyssens

Naturally, Vincent acknowledges, there were a lot of skeptics on Reddit. Whenever he gets the opportunity to explain the circumstances in full, however, they often change their minds. Regardless, everyone, especially Vincent’s family, agrees that it’s a unique personal wartime story.

2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not

H/T AmmoLand.

I do not see 2020 being the year of the DemocRats because of San Fran Nan and her loony gang lurching hard left and trying to impeach President Trump.

They will set the stage for a possible super Republican majority in both houses of Congress.

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If Democrats are optimistic as 2019 begins, it is understandable.

Their victory on Nov. 6, adding 40 seats and taking control of the House of Representatives, was impressive. And with the party’s total vote far exceeding the GOP total, in places it became a rout.

In the six New England states, Republicans no longer hold a single House seat. Susan Collins of Maine is the last GOP senator.

In California, Democrats took the governorship, every state office, 45 of 53 House seats and both houses of the legislature by more than 2-to-1. In the Goldwater-Nixon-Reagan Golden State bastion of Orange County, no GOP congressman survived.

Does this rejection of the GOP in 2018 portend the defeat of Donald Trump in 2020, assuming he is still in office then?

Not necessarily.

For consider. Nancy Pelosi may want to close out her career as speaker with solid achievements, but she could face a rebellion in her party, which is looking to confront and not compromise with Trump.

The national debt may be surging, but Capitol Hill progressives will be demanding “Medicare-for-all” and free college tuition. Trump-haters will be issuing reams of subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment.

Other Democrats, seeing the indulgent attention their colleagues are getting from the media, will join in. Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee may have to accommodate the sans-culottes.

Is this what America voted for?

By the Ides of March, a dozen Democrats may have declared for president. But looking over the field, no prospective candidate seems terribly formidable, and the strongest, unlike Barack Obama in 2008, are too old to set the base afire.

According to a USA Today poll, 59 percent of Democrats say they would be “excited” about “someone entirely new” leading the party in 2020. Only 11 percent say they would prefer a familiar face.

Yet, who did these same Democrats view most favorably? Joe Biden, a 76-year-old white male first elected to the Senate when Richard Nixon was president.

Biden polls better than any of his rivals, with 53 percent of all Democrats saying they would be “excited” about his candidacy, and only 24 percent saying he ought not run a third time for president.

The candidate who comes closest to Biden in exciting the base is 77-year-old Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Bernie’s problem?

Almost as many Democrats believe he should not run again as would be excited about having him as nominee.

As for Elizabeth Warren, the USA Poll must be depressing news. Twenty-nine percent of Democrats would be excited about her candidacy, but 33 percent believe the 69-year-old Massachusetts Senator should not run.

Beto O’Rourke, the three-term Congressman from Texas who put a scare into Sen. Ted Cruz in November is less well-known than Bernie or Biden. But those excited about an O’Rourke run outnumber those who think he should not run.

Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both African-American, are less well-known but have more Democrats excited about their running than are opposed to it.

However, as Harris is from California and Booker from New Jersey, both blue states that Democrats are almost certain to carry in 2020, and both are from a minority that already votes 90 percent Democratic, even their appeal as vice presidential nominees would not seem to equal that of O’Rourke or Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who won re-election while his state was going Republican.

Yet, Brown, too, at 66, is eligible for Medicare.

A Biden-Brown ticket would present problems for the GOP. But could a Democratic Party that ceaselessly celebrates its racial and ethnic diversity and appeal to women and millennials get away with nominating a ticket of two white males on Social Security?

Other problems are becoming acute within the Democrats’ coalition of blacks, gays, Asians, Hispanics, women and LGBT, fraying the seams of the party.

After Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised the Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory, and declared Jews to be the enemy in a speech last February, the Women’s March movement has splintered.

Asian-Americans who vote Democratic nationally are growing bitter over diversity policies in the Ivy League and elite schools that admit black and Hispanic students over Asian students with far higher test scores.

The BDS movement (boycott, divest, sanctions), targeted against Israel, is angering Jewish Democrats while gaining support on campuses.

Elizabeth Warren opposes BDS, but also opposes efforts to punish those who champion BDS. “I think the boycott of Israel is wrong,” said Warren at a town hall meeting, but added that “outlawing protected free speech activity violates our basic constitutional rights.”

In identity politics, loyalty to race, ethnic group and gender often trump the claims of party. The diversity Democrats celebrate is one day going to pull their party apart, as the social, cultural and racial revolutions of the 1960s pulled apart the party of FDR and LBJ.


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Outgoing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defends his rocky tenure

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Comment By Jim Campbell

December 30th, 2018

There is little way to determine the authenticity of this article as it came from the leftward tilted Los Angeles Times.

It’s mother ship is the NY Times which has rarely received accolades for its veracity,

All things being said this does not reflect well on the Administration at this time.

By most accounts Kelly was a team player.

President Donald Trump relieved Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of her job.

It seems quite clear that Chief of Staff John Kelly backed the wrong woman to defend.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 1: (L to R) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly exit the stage after speaking during an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security, March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Department of Homeland Security was created after…

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