Pete Buttigieg Tells Beto Right to His Face: I Don’t Need Courage Lessons From You on Gun Control

H/T Town Hall.

Mayor Pete and Little Bobby O’Rourke are in a struggle to see which one is the biggest loser.

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg told former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) that on the issue on the confiscation of AR-15s, he does not need a lesson on personal or political courage from him.

O’Rourke once again attacked Buttigieg at the Democratic presidential debate in Ohio for not supporting mandatory buybacks of AR-15s and other similar types of rifles.

O’Rourke said it’s time to follow groups, such as March For Our Lives, “and lead and not be limited by the polls and consultants and focus groups.”

“The problem is not the polls, the problems is the policy,” Buttigieg replied. “And I don’t need lessons from you on courage, political or personal. Everyone on this stage is determined to get something done…The problem is not other Democrats who don’t agree with your particular idea of how to handle this. The problem is the National Rifle Association and their enablers in Congress and we should be united in taking the fight to them.”

Buttigieg was referring to his service as an officer in the Navy, where he eventually went on to deploy to Afghanistan.

“That’s a mischaracterization…I got to answer this. Never took you or anyone else on who disagrees with me on this issue, but when you, Mayor, describe this policy as a shiny object…that was a slap in the fact to every single one of those groups and every survivor of a mass casualty assault with an AR-15 and an AK-47. We must buy them back,” O’Rourke said

The day before the debate, O’Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) each took a jab at Buttigieg for his criticism for the idea of a mandatory buyback.

Booker Accuses Buttigieg Of ‘Doing The NRA’s Work For Them’

H/T Daily Wire.

Spartacus is declaring war on Mayor Pete.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) criticized his Democratic primary rival, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, on Monday after Buttigieg referred to a federally mandated gun buyback program as a form of “confiscation.”

“Calling buyback programs ‘confiscation’ is doing the NRA’s work for them, [Buttigieg] — and they don’t need our help,” Booker said, referring to the pro-Second Amendment organization, the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Cory Booker

@CoryBooker

Calling buyback programs “confiscation” is doing the NRA’s work for them, @PeteButtigieg—and they don’t need our help. https://twitter.com/PeterHamby/status/1183778249114914817 

Peter Hamby

@PeterHamby

also of note in here is that Pete goes out of his way to call mandatory buybacks “confiscation” https://twitter.com/PeterHamby/status/1183767849468227585 

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Booker’s remarks come as Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) have been butting heads over the former congressman’s demand to seize millions of firearms from law-abiding citizens through a mandatory gun buyback program.

Democratic lawmakers have long been defending their gun control agenda against claims that the party wants to take away Americans’ firearms. Accordingly, Buttigieg slammed O’Rourke’s divisive rallying cries as playing directly into the hands of the Republican Party.

O’Rourke was the first major 2020 Democratic candidate to endorse a government-run gun confiscation program for so-called “assault weapons,” but a few of his primary challengers, including Booker, have since followed suit. To date, none of the candidates have provided a clear definition of what constitutes an “assault weapon” or details on how they plan to carry out the actual buyback program.

O’Rourke has touted both Republican and Democratic disapproval of the program, stating that “it shows me we are doing something right.” But the presidential hopeful has also taken particular offense to Buttigieg’s condemnation.

“I was really offended by those comments,” O’Rourke said earlier in October. “I think [Buttigieg] represents a kind of politics that is focused on poll-testing, and focus group-driving, and triangulating, and listening to consultants before you arrive at a position. I think our politics has to be about doing the right thing and saying the right thing.”

“This is a policy disagreement and it is about governing,” Buttigieg later responded to O’Rourke’s comments. “I get it, I mean he needs to pick a fight in order to stay relevant, but this is about a different of opinion on policy and my focus right now is getting something done.”

This is not the first time, however, that Booker has been especially critical of describing his proposed gun confiscation program as “confiscation.” Following the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) presidential debate in September, he told reporters that while he supports the federal government seizing certain firearms from American citizens, opponents who portray the program as gun confiscation are using fear to paint a narrative.

“You have to set up a system that is mandatory, you have to set up a system to pull them off, but this idea, this imagery that the fear-mongers and demagogues try to say of somehow armed police officers showing up and confiscating weapons — that’s the fear-mongering,” Booker said at the time. “And people trying to obscure and make people forget what we have done before as a nation with machine guns, what other nations have done with assault rifles.”

“Look, I hate when Democrats use the language that Republicans try to use to scare people away, as opposed to sort of the pragmatism and practicality of this,” he later added.

CNN Benches Steve Cortes, Its Own Latino Contributor Because He Supports Trump

H/T The Lid.

Fake News CNN only wants their commenters to parrot the party line or they are gone.

CNN has benched one of its own TV commentators Steve Cortes,  because he is a Hispanic man who supports President Donald Trump and who also said that CNN is pushing a fake “racist narrative.”

Now, just stop and think for a second what CNN has done here. They have kept their own guy off the air because he does not have the exact same homogeneous opinion as to their other “commentators.”

Clearly, CNN does not want “commentators,” they want parrots of the company line.

So, whenever you watch CNN know that not a single one of their “commentators” are giving an honest opinion or a logical reading of the news, they are parroting the strictly anti-American and anti-Trump company line.

According to Daily Wire:

Steve Cortes, a prominent conservative and Trump campaign surrogate, has not been put on air by the network in over six weeks as the network shifts its coverage of the president from tying everything to “Russia” to trying to cast him as a racist ahead of the upcoming elections.

A source familiar with the matter told The Daily Wire that CNN’s Steve Cortes met with Trump on Friday at the White House to discuss the situation at CNN.

The source said that Trump, who is “extremely angry” over the matter, had asked Cortes to go to CNN two years ago to combat the network’s narrative, but, with the recent developments at the network, the president no longer sees value in Cortes staying there for the 2020 campaign.

“People who work at CNN allegedly told Cortes,” Daily Wire added, “that the network did not want to have him on air anymore because they could not have a Latino Trump supporter on television pushing back against the network’s attempts to paint the president as a racist.”

“They just won’t book [Cortes],” a former CNN contributor told The Hollywood Reporter. “They’ll just pay him. They won’t fire him, because that’s just blatant. But they won’t book him, and they’ll tell all the producers not to book him.”

Once again, CNN does not do serious political discussion.

CNN does strictly left-wing agenda television. NOT serious news.

Here is an example of Cortes’ commentary:

Rashida Tlaib Suggests HBO Boycott After Bill Maher Calls Antisemitic BDS Campaign a ‘Bulls*it Purity Test’

H/T Breitbart.

I love these circular firing squads the DemocRats are using on each other.

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested a boycott of HBO after the network’s host Bill Maher ripped the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement and called it a “bullshit purity test.”

“BDS is a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class,” Bill Maher said Friday.

“It’s predicated on this notion, I think — it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong,” the Real Time host continued. “As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied.”

 

The Michigan Democrat fired back at Maher saying “Maybe folks should boycott his show.”

“I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom,” Rashida Tlaib said. “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”

Rashida Tlaib

@RashidaTlaib

Maybe folks should boycott his show.

I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1162767093730881537 

Mehdi Hasan

@mehdirhasan

Maher rails against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of colour. “Liberal” Maher. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1162718982572597255 

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To be clear, Rep. Tlaib has a long history of antisemitism, including opposing Israel’s right to exist. Tlaib also voted against a massacre rejecting the BDS campaign in July. The resolution received overwhelming support in the House of Representatives.

 

 

 

Bill Maher’s Truth Bomb Blows Up The Squad: BDS Is A BullS**t Purity Test For Democrats

H/T Clash Daily.

Bill Maher is lower than whale droppings at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

That being said he is correct and spot on with his truth bomb

When Maher is right, he’s absolutely SAVAGE. Sorry Rashida Talib, your little ‘wounded bird’ routine isn’t even convincing to your OWN team.

The ‘Squad’ does one thing well — they suck all the oxygen out of a room and force the public attention on themselves. This week it was around their publicity stunt about visiting Israel. We’ve covered that elsewhere (links at the bottom)

Trump, not surprisingly, shared his thoughts on it through twitter:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!

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Of course, Pelosi & Co. tried to play it all up as horrible and unpresidential and all the other usual talking points… etcetera, etcetera.

There’s only one problem with that.

Even LIBERALS can see through their BS talking points.

Bill Maher is no friend of Trump — in fact, he has been openly HOPING for a painful recession to hit the US, something which would hurt the ‘little people’ (leaving the elites like himself unaffected) if that’s what it takes to bounce Trump out of office.

(Like most liberals — YOUR pain is a price he’s willing to pay.)

But he’s slapping the Left around on how blindly partisan they’ve been on the subject of Israel.

He does more to set the record straight in four short minutes than most news reports would.

If the Left can’t even convince their OWN side that Trump is the bad guy in this exchange, how can they possibly hope to con the rest of the country?

 

 

Gloves Come Off: Far-Left Democrat Insinuates Black And Hispanic Lawmakers Who Side With Pelosi Are Race Traitors

H/T Town Hall.

Grab some popcorn your favorite beverage and a comfy chair as this DemocRat Civil War is heating up.

The border crisis appears to have inched the Democratic Party towards another episode of internal strife. Civil war? Well, I’m not so sure about that, but it’s been getting pretty nasty. The House passed a $4.6 billion border package that included strings attached, aimed at curbing immigration enforcement. This was pie-in-the-sky. Trump would never sign it, though he did sign the Senate bill into law, which provided the same funding but without the trash provisions against enforcing the law. It was also overwhelmingly bipartisan. Moderate House Democrats and Pelosi signed off on the Senate bill, which infuriated the far left. The Squad, as they’re called, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), are all part of this unholy alliance. They’re the face of the growing far-left contingent in the House. Pelosi has taken swipes at their agenda, which has not been well received. AOC hasn’t spoken to Pelosi in weeks and this crew dishes it right back. It reached new heights when AOC pretty much accused Pelosi of racism, saying her criticism in targeting women of color in her caucus was disrespectful.

House Democrats

@HouseDemocrats

Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?

Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice.

She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue.

Keep👏🏾Her👏🏾Name👏🏾Out👏🏾Of👏🏾Your👏🏾Mouth.

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Now, we have AOC’s chief of staff going after fellow Democrats, saying their votes “enable a racist system.” Whatever that means.  It did not sit well with House Democrats who clapped back. At Netroots Nation, a far left wing conference, Pressley picked up the ball, pretty much saying that those who support Pelosi are race traitors for lack of a better term:

Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Netroots panel kicking off w @IlhanMN: “There’s a constant struggle with people who have power about sharing that power. And we are not really in the business of asking to share that power; we are in the business of grabbing that power to return it to the people.”

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Up next, @AyannaPressley says that she is fed up with “palace intrigue,” not much mystery about what she means.

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

The panel is moderated by @aimeeallison, who is not interested in litigating Tweet Tweek, though she nodded at it in her intro. Moving conversation to child separation. @RashidaTlaib:”This is a whole generation of children who will never forget what our nation did to them.”

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

.@AyannaPressley: “What is happening in these ICE facilities where they pilot how they can abuse privacy rights, how they can abuse human rights, and they scale that up.” But notes that black and brown people disproportionately work for CBP.

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

“They are now a cog in this machine of oppression of people who look just like them.”

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Quoting what a colleague said to her, @IlhanMN: “If there were dogs in those cages, every single member of Congress would vote to make sure those cages didn’t exist.”

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Moderator brings up impeachmnt with @RashidaTlaib: “We’re gonna impeach the MFer, don’t worry,” she says.

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Omar is recounting her questioning of Elliot Abrams in the Foreign Affairs committee: “[Knowing] the trail of blood that he has left in South and Central America. I wasn’t about to let him come and talk to us about what he was doing in Venezuela.”

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Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Pressley seeming to hit back at the criticism from the CBC et al: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.”

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Jerry Dunleavy@JerryDunleavy

A member of AOC’s squad picks up where AOC’s Chief of Staff left off, strongly hinting that African American & Hispanic members of the Democratic congressional caucus aren’t black or brown enough if they support Pelosi’s agenda. https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1150068985066602496 

Dave Weigel

@daveweigel

Replying to @daveweigel

Pressley seeming to hit back at the criticism from the CBC et al: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.”

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The claws are out. Grab the popcorn. There is nothing more riveting than Democrats ripping each other apart.

Congressional Black Caucus Slams Justice Dems for Targeting Black Reps

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

It is funny to see the Delusional DemocRats at war with each other.

If a DemocRat does not run to embrace the radical left they get primaried by the radical left.

Yet if said DemocRat does embrace the radical left if they are from areas carried by President Trump in 2016 they lose to their Republican opponent.

CBC member compares Justice Democrats to the ‘Russian trolls of 2016’ sowing division in Democratic Party.

Democratic lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus expressed anger over Justice Democrats attempting to oust black lawmakers in the primaries, saying the group’s strategy is “a bunch of B.S.”

Justice Democrats, a progressive group aligned with freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), is publicly backing primary challengers to several CBC members, including Reps. William Lacy Clay (Mo.) and Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.). Reps. Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), Joyce Beatty (Ohio), Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.) have also expressed concerns about potentially being targeted in future weeks and months, according to the Hill.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, a senior CBC member and Queens Democratic Party boss, told the Hill it “seems strange” that “social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process.”

“I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways,” Meeks said.

Clay, who has represented his district since 2001, said it’s “insulting” to the intelligence of voters in Missouri for Justice Democrats to target him.

“They are going after the wrong target. Instead of fighting Republicans and defeating Trump and holding on to our majority, they find it convenient to go after their own, which is to me a bunch of B.S.,” Clay told the Hill. He compared Justice Democrats to “Russian trolls of 2016,” saying they are sowing division in the Democratic Party.

Rep. Donald McEachin (Va.), another CBC member, was also frustrated by the Justice Democrats, saying the black lawmakers the group targets have some of the most progressive voting records in the caucus.

“I think challenging other Democrats in the primary when we’re trying to hold on to the majority is wrong unless the person is so far out of bounds, so far away from Democratic orthodoxy, but that’s not what’s going on here,” McEachin said.

Meeks has called for a meeting between CBC leaders and Justice Democrats to figure out why they are being targeted in the Democratic primaries.

“We have to find out who they are. Who is really running this show. We have to figure that out,” Meeks said.

Alexandra Rojas, the executive director of Justice Democrats, pushed back against the CBC, noting they have endorsed several candidates of color.

“We are supporting a black woman who is a community organizer who has taken on police brutality in the St. Louis area,” Rojas said. “Seventy percent of congressional districts in America have no competitive general election; primaries are often the only places where voters can have a real say.”

“Barack Obama first ran for Congress in a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, a CBC member,” Rojas added. “This is a democracy and voters deserve choices.”

The friction between the CBC and Justice Democrats comes amid the tensions in the House Democratic Caucus.  Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) of singling out “newly elected women of color” during an interview with the Washington Post. Her comment responded to Pelosi’s New York Times interview with Maureen Dowd, where she took a jab at Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” of freshman progressive colleagues in the House.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”