H/T Yahoo News.
It is good to see Governor John Bel Edwards(D-LA)standing up for the unborn instead of just wanting to murder them.
H/T Yahoo News.
It is good to see Governor John Bel Edwards(D-LA)standing up for the unborn instead of just wanting to murder them.
H/T The Daily Wire.
Even Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz now sees the bias against President Trump Robert Meuller had.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who leans left but has frequently found himself arguing against President Trump’s critics, says he can no longer defend Robert Mueller as non-partisan after his controversial final statement as special counsel Wednesday.
Until today, I have defended Mueller against the accusations that he is a partisan,” Dershowitz writes. “I did not believe that he personally favored either the Democrats or the Republicans, or had a point of view on whether President Trump should be impeached. But I have now changed my mind. By putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment based on obstruction of justice, Mueller has revealed his partisan bias. He also has distorted the critical role of a prosecutor in our justice system.”
Dershowitz, whose new book makes the case against Democrats moving forward with impeachment plans against Trump, begins by quoting the most eyebrow-raising of Mueller’s comments Wednesday: “If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that.”
That statement, writes Dershowtiz, is “worse” than the infamous statement delivered by then-FBI Director James Comey regarding Hillary Clinton’s private email server in the summer of 2016, in which he said, “although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
In that moment, Comey went “beyond his responsibility to state whether there was sufficient evidence to indict Clinton,” says Dershowitz.
But what Mueller did, was actually more egregious, Dershowitz argues. “He went beyond the conclusion of his report and gave a political gift to Democrats in Congress who are seeking to institute impeachment proceedings against President Trump,” he writes. “By implying that President Trump might have committed obstruction of justice, Mueller effectively invited Democrats to institute impeachment proceedings.”
Dershowitz underscores that what Mueller did was something that “virtually everybody” agrees is out of bounds: he suggested that the subject might be guilty despite insufficient evidence to make the case. Anyone who tries to argue that somehow Mueller and the investigation is a “special case,” he stresses, is simply “wrong.”
Dershowitz concludes that the only logical explanation for Mueller’s actions is that he was deliberately attempting to “help Democrats in Congress and to encourage impeachment talk and action.”
In an op-ed for The Daily Wire Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro comes to the same conclusion. “Mueller’s investigation never should have included obstruction by Trump,” Shapiro writes in response to Mueller’s statement.
“Unlike the election interference investigation, which began as a counterintelligence investigation inside the FBI, the obstruction investigation began as a criminal investigation — and a criminal investigation that Mueller admits he never had the authority to conclude,” Shapiro argues. “He is a member of the executive branch. He is not an independent counsel. He is not a legislative investigator. A criminal investigation that cannot possibly result in charges is a conflict in terms. Mueller never should have agreed to such an investigation under the law, and Mueller’s own standard makes that clear.”
No, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Delusional-CT) we do not need to read the Mueller Report as we already know it is bull sh!t.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) argued that given most Americans will not read Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, they needed “to see the movie,” which Blumenthal said would come in the form of congressional hearings.
“I read every word of the Mueller report,” Blumenthal said. “In fact, I read it twice. Most American people will never read the Mueller report. They need to see the movie because they`re not going to read the book. And that`s why we do need hearings now. And I agree completely with Senator Warren that president needs to be held accountable. We share that goal, and that accountability is going to come through an impeachment proceeding or alternatively, through the courts and a criminal prosecution after he leaves office. And my hope is also in the court of public opinion, at the ballot box in 2020.”
The Connecticut Democrat went on to call on his call colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to have Mueller testify before his committee.
I think Gov. Steve Sisolak(D-NV)understands that without the Electoral College Nevada would lose her voice in presidential elections.
Assembly Bill 186, which recently passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would have seen Nevada join with 14 other states in an agreement to vote for the winner of the popular vote. The Assembly had voted in favor of the measure 23-17.
“Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose,” a statement via Sisolak reads. “I recognize that many of my fellow Nevadans may disagree on this point and I appreciate the legislature’s thoughtful consideration of this important issue. As Nevada’s governor, I am obligated to make such decisions according to my own conscience. In cases like this, where Nevada’s interests could diverge from the interests of large states, I will always stand up for Nevada.”
Earlier this year, Colorado, Delaware, and New Mexico signed laws joining the compact, while Oregon and Maine are mulling bills of their own. Had Sisolak signed the measure, the group would have a total of 195 votes.
Several White House hopefuls, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have voiced support for eliminating Electoral College, however, supporters of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact believe their strategy is more pragmatic than passing a constitutional amendment.
Breitbart News Senior Editor Joel Pollak wrote of the measure:
Under a national popular vote system, it would be possible for Nevada — or one of the other swing states — to vote for the candidate who lost the national popular vote, only to see its Electoral College votes awarded to the winner of the national popular vote. In a close election, that could elect a president — against the will of Nevada voters — who otherwise would have lost the election under the present system.
Moreover, the “national popular vote” would, critics say, reward candidates for concentrating their time and resources on the most densely populated parts of the country. It would also create an incentive for fraud in the jurisdictions most susceptible to it. California, with its new system of “ballot harvesting,” in which unregistered activists may deliver an unlimited number of mail-in ballots, would be a prime candidate, as rival campaigns competed to stuff ballot boxes. The “national popular vote” idea gained popularity among Democrats after the 2016 presidential election, when Republican Donald Trump won the presidency despite losing the popular vote (though he won it outside California).
Though the initiative has picked up steam, National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem concedes it is unlikely they will hit 270 votes by the 2020 election.
“I think people are just really tired of the system that means every vote does not count and that six to eight states decide who is elected president,” said Fadem.
State Sen. Keith Pickard (R), who voted against the bill, said the joining the compact would have diminished Nevada’s voice for future presidential elections.
“I think it’s totally irresponsible for us to consider giving away what little influence we have on the national stage to the more populous states which will ultimately control the election,” Pickard stated.
H/T Fox News.
How much more stuff is Mayor Pete lying about?
Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s brother-in-law is accusing the campaign of misrepresenting his family’s past for political gain — something that he says has led to death threats against him.
Rhyan Glezman spoke to The Washington Examiner after a Washington Post article described how his younger brother Chasten Buttigieg, now married to Pete, left his family home and was rejected by his brothers after coming out as gay.
“A mayor from a small city and his husband, a child who grew up with nothing and his parents kicked him out … it makes a perfect political story for the campaign,” Glezman told the Examiner at his church in Clio, Michigan where he is a pastor. “To me that’s very sad. If that’s all you have to stand on, you’re not fit to be president of the United States.”
The Post reported that Chasten was met with silence when he told his family he was gay, with one of his brothers uttering: “No brother of mine…” The Post doesn’t report that Chasten was “kicked out,” as Glezman suggested, but that he packed his bags and left.
“I felt like I just could not be there,” Chasten told the Post. “So, I left.”
The Post reported that while his parents eventually reached out and reconciled with him (and walked him down the aisle at his wedding), that wasn’t as easy with his brothers — with younger brother Dustin saying “we never got over it.”
But Rhyan told the Post that while he is opposed to gay marriage, he still loves his brother: “I just don’t support the gay lifestyle.”
He echoed that sentiment to the Examiner: “You can’t change that. Just because we have a disagreement doesn’t change that.”
Glezman said that while Chasten left the house after coming out, “there was nothing on the family end that said he had to leave.” He also rejected the idea that the family was poor, and claimed Chasten is playing the “victim card” for political gain.
The Post article details how their father, Terry Glezman, grew up poor and that the Glezman’s “made a living and not much more” during most of Chasten’s childhood.
San Fran Nan knows there will be a heavy political price to pay if the House brings Impeachment charges and fail to remove President Trump from office.
She saw the price the Republicans paid after the failed impeachment trial.
Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler resisted pressure from the left to open an impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, following special counsel Robert Mueller’s announcement he’s closing his office and would not provide information beyond his already public report in any appearance before Congress.
H/T Bearing Arms.
All I can say is Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden better bring his “A” game to the fight with the NRA.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president. That’s not surprising since he’s a former vice president and was part of the Obama administration, which Democrats seem to view as a positive for some insane reason. However, if he wanted to keep that status, he’s going to have to beat the anti-gun war drum.
Luckily for him, he was ready to do just that.
Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged on Tuesday to “defeat the National Rifle Association” as part of his 2020 campaign promise to fight for school safety.
“As President, he will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before,” Biden’s plan, released on Tuesday, read.
It stated part of the plan to “defeat” the NRA included supporting legislation that banned “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
His plan came after a slew of school shootings that prompted Democrats to call for gun control laws. Biden’s planned seemed more moderate than other 2020 candidates’ — specifically Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., — in that he focused on working through Congress rather than substantially expanding executive authority in the ways others proposed doing.
Of course, Biden didn’t mention that we had an “assault weapon” ban for a decade and it accomplished jack squat.
He should know. He was part of the Congress that passed it. He was also there when the measure sunset and discussions were had about possibly renewing the law. It was pointed out then that the law didn’t do anything.
At the time, anti-gunners pointed to a decrease in the crime rate and tried to claim credit for it. The problem was, the crime rate had been dropping for years before the “assault weapon” ban and continued at the same rate after the ban went into effect. Further, that crime rate continued to drop after the ban sunset.
In other words, it didn’t do a damn thing.
Now, either Biden knows this, in which case he’s pandering, or he doesn’t, which means he’s an idiot. Of course, pandering doesn’t preclude stupidity.
If there’s at least one good thing about Biden’s proposals, it’s that he’s acknowledging the limits of executive power. If we’re going to get saddled with federal gun control laws, they have to come through Congress. That’s how the Constitution lays out the legislative process. Congress passes laws, the president signs and enforces those laws. Presidents don’t get to make them up on their own.
Further, as noted in the quote above, Biden’s proposal is less bombastic, more moderate. That’s likely to play better with moderate members of the Democratic Party, voters who are feeling more and more alienated by the liberal extremism that’s taking hold of it. These are voters who don’t like “assault weapons” typically but also aren’t interested in radically changing the firearm landscape.
Not that what Biden is proposing is any better. Gun control is gun control, and we don’t need any of it.
It should be interesting to see what role gun control plays in the primary process. We’ll learn an awful lot about the hearts and minds of Democrats in the process.
H/T The Lid.
It would be funny if President Trump tells Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham(Delusional-NM)to go pound sand.
Because after all, Governor Grisham said that President Trump’s, “charade of border fear-mongering and there is no border crisis.
Talk about being a hypocrite! New Mexico Democrat Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, is asking the Trump administration to send her federal money to help solve the crisis on her southern border, only four months after she told the feds she was removing the NM national guard from the border.
This past February, Gov. Grisham removed her state’s National Guard troops from our southern border to protest what she told NPR wasPresident Trump’s, “charade of border fear-mongering.” Adding, “I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border,” Lujan Grisham said, adding that the area has “some of the safest communities in the country.”
After she pulled the National Guard from the border in February, Grisham went on MSNBC and yet again dismissed the notion that there was a crisis along the border. She also took shots at former Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez for allowing the National Guard to help at the border when she was in office
“While the former governor did comply with that request, and when there is a real national emergency, I would make the same decision. But this is not a national emergency. We are spending $30 million on our troop’s deployment there. And that’s money he’s taking out of things I really do need in this state.”
But now, only three months after she exclaimed that there is no crisis on the border, Grisham is calling for help for the crisis at the border she said didn’t exist.
Per the Albuquerque Journal the governor has had numerous phone calls with the acting DHS secretary in recent weeks, and finally went to meet him face to face:
“Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to push the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for better communication and federal reimbursement as New Mexico deals with an influx of families seeking asylum.”
“She has a meeting scheduled with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and will meet with other federal officials.”
Grisham is asking for the federal government to put more personnel on the border and give her more cash to help. Per KOAT TV, the governor’s spokesman, Tripp Stelnick explained, “The governor wants to continue to urge the federal government to increase its personnel on the border as a means of improving the logistical and communications output,”
That’s the political way of saying she went to DC with her hat in her hand asking for alms. While the governor was hoping that DHS was feeling charitable, New Mexico Republicans weren’t feeling that way. New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce told KOAT TV.
“She declares there’s no crisis. She removes the National Guard, and now she’s there asking for money.”
“Everything in her actions indicate that she believes there’s a crisis, but yet she will not dedicate the resources or request to her colleagues in Congress to start passing the laws that will change the situation there. The border communities are going to continue to be overrun.”
Before the feds agree to give her money, they should tell her to make a public declaration that there is a crisis at our southern border.
H/T Bearing Arms.
This measure will cut down on looting in Texas during a natural disaster.
Any bets Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is a butt-hurt DemocRat?
In the wake of a disaster, life can be tense.
It wasn’t all that long ago when my hometown was devastated by Hurricane Michael. We went days without power or telephones. While our cellphones worked, charging them could be challenging. There was no way to call for help if we needed it. What’s more, the bad guys in the area knew it as well.
The state of Texas has had its own experience with such disasters, having dealt with Hurricane Harvey which caused horrific devastation. Texas got hit a whole lot worse than we did, as we all know.
Now, Texas has passed a law allowing open and concealed carry without a permit for a week after a disaster area is declared. The measure will allow people who may not have a permit to carry a firearm as needed to protect life and property in the chaotic aftermath of something like another hurricane.
It seems that not everyone is thrilled with the development.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Monday blasted a bill that would allow people without a handgun license to carry pistols in public — openly or concealed — for a week after a disaster is declared.
“We experienced one of the worst disasters in Texas history during Harvey,” Acevedo wrote. “This bill wasn’t needed then and isn’t needed now. This will embolden 20,000+ gang members & will not help LE [law enforcement]. Let’s hope it isn’t signed.”
Gun control advocates and several lawmakers have raised similar concerns about House Bill 1177, which is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for approval after narrowly passing in the Texas Senate on Sunday.
Of course, it should be noted that Acevedo isn’t a friend of the Second Amendment. Earlier this year, Acevedo lashed out at elected officials after four Houston police officers were shot. He wanted the state to pass gun control and, of course, it won’t.
Acevedo is hardly anyone worth listening to when it comes to firearms.
The truth of the matter is, those 20,000 plus gang members Acevedo is worried about? They’re going to be carrying guns either way. They’re carrying guns now without a permit, so how would a disaster change that? Those up to no good will continue to be up to no good regardless of the rules in place.
Now, I agree with Acevedo that it won’t necessarily help law enforcement. It’s not meant to.
It’s meant to help people who have no way to contact law enforcement. It’s intended to help people who are knee-deep in a disaster who don’t have time for law enforcement to arrive. Response times can be slowed significantly in a community where trees may be covering roads. Even in the best of times, the police are only guaranteed to get there in time to draw chalk around your body, and we’re not talking about the best of times here.
So no, this isn’t about helping law enforcement. It’s about helping everyone else during a time when they damn sure can’t count on law enforcement saving them, despite those individual officers’ best hopes and wishes.
Acevedo can be upset, but Abbot needs to sign the bill if he hasn’t already by the time you’re reading this. A bill like this can help a whole lot of people, people who Acevedo would rather see hurt.
H/T Flag And Cross.
Cue Rep.Elijah Cummings(Delusional-MD)to start screaming racism in 5,4,3,2,1.
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings is one of President Trump’s fiercest critics.
Now, his wife may be in some pretty big trouble involving a “pay-to-play” scheme.”
Here’s the scoop…
From Fox News:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is fighting back against allegations that his wife’s nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status and posed a potential conflict-of-interest with the work of his congressional panel.
Cummings statement: “These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs. I am confident that they will be exposed for what they really are – a fabricated distraction from the important work being done on behalf of Americans, such as lowering the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.”
Washington Examiner has more:
[Cummings’ wife Maya] Rockeymoore runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center on Monday. The complaint states that the arrangement may have been used to derive “illegal private benefit.”
Global Policy Solutions received more than $6.2 million in grants between 2013 and 2016, according to tax records. Several of the nonprofit group’s financial backers — which included Google, J.P Morgan and Prudential — have business interests before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Cummings has served as Democratic chairman of the committee since January and previously served as ranking member.
Is it possible that Democrats are so angry with a thriving economy and record-low unemployment numbers for minorities that they are willing to sabotage President Trump’s entire presidency?
Where’s the logic? 2016 is done with – accept it and move on.
Furthermore, the Mueller report revealed no evidence of collusion with the Russians.
POTUS wants to see Americans do well, keep as much of their money as possible, and protect the borders.
The fact that Dems are still colluding behind closed doors to destroy Trump is as low as it gets, but they don’t care – that’s the problem.
Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) explains it best:
It’s ironic that Dems continue to talk collusion when they’re the ones actually colluding!
We learned that Dem Chairmen have secret Memos of Understanding to coordinate their partisan “investigations” on the President.
It’s ironic that Dems continue to talk collusion when they’re the ones actually colluding!
We learned that Dem Chairmen have secret Memos of Understanding to coordinate their partisan “investigations” on the President.https://saraacarter.com/reps-elijah-cummings-maxine-waters-and-adam-schiff-sign-secret-mous-to-target-trump/ …
Exclusive: House Dems Sign Secret MOUs To Target Trump
Rep. Elijah Cummings and Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters executed a secret Memorandum of Understanding to “target” President Trump.