GOP Leaders in D.C. Don’t Represent 74 Million Trump Voters

H/T Town Hall.

I look for many of these alleged G.O.P leaders to get primaried in the 2022 election.

The media lie. All the time. They lied about former President Barack Obama’s economy; they tried to make us believe the worst economy since the Great Depression was a great economy. Then they lied about President Donald Trump’s soaring economy. They tried to make us believe the best economy in 50 years, maybe the best economy ever for middle-class Americans, was a bad economy.

 

They lied about the Black Lives Matter riots. For months, we saw radical communists, Marxists and violent thugs riot, loot, burn, mug and murder while attacking police officers with bricks, pipes and Molotov cocktails. They burned entire downtown business districts to the ground, such as those in Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin. They burned police stations to the ground. They took over cities such as Portland and Seattle. They destroyed famous shopping districts such as Fifth Avenue in New York City and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. They killed over 30 people. They caused over $2 billion in damage.

Yet liberal politicians and the liberal media ignored it all, or made believe it never happened, or made believe it was “peaceful,” or encouraged it, or supported it. In many cases, they did all of the above.

Yet none of them were ever banned, censored, vilified or impeached. Heck, we rewarded Kamala Harris, who encouraged and celebrated that violence, with the vice presidency of the United States.

Then came the Washington, D.C., unrest involving President Trump’s crowd. The liberal media blew that out of proportion into “the darkest day in American history,” even though it was a small case of unrest compared with “the BLM summer of hate, rioting and murder,” even though it may have involved antifa instigators, even though Capitol Police were captured on camera letting protestors into the building, even though it involved a few hundred people out of a crowd of a million or more, even though no one burned down or looted the Capitol. The media made believe it was Pearl Harbor.

Here’s the thing. Trump has had hundreds of rallies for six years now. Millions have attended, maybe 20 million-plus. And there’s never been one window broken, one property damaged, one person shot, one police officer attacked. Yet after one incident in D.C., it’s used as a trigger to ban and censor mention of the fact that the election was clearly stolen; to ban, censor and impeach President Trump; to ban and censor conservatives; and to label all 74 million Trump voters as “domestic terrorists.”

There’s the scam: Cover up hundreds of violent antifa and Black Lives Matter incidents, and blow out of proportion this one incident of violence at a conservative event involving around 170 people out of 74 million who made a bad decision in the heat of the moment. That’s assuming it wasn’t antifa causing the small amount of violence.

The key to this witch hunt was to use RINO (“Republican in name only”), Trump-hating leaders in D.C. as the cover to convince the world that even the GOP has abandoned and turned against Trump.

But it didn’t work. Because those famous GOP leaders don’t represent the people. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters. They only represent the dirty, corrupt D.C. swamp.

The results are in. The support for President Trump is so overwhelming even liberal media and pollsters can’t hide the truth.

Trump-hating pollster Frank Luntz had to admit 91% of Trump voters would vote for him again and 78% of Trump voters believe the election was rigged and stolen.

A poll by the liberal Axios and Ipsos shows that 62% of Republicans support Trump’s belief that the election was stolen, while 69% don’t blame Trump for the Capitol violence.

But a much higher 91% of Trump voters support Trump’s contesting the election results. Ninety-six percent believe Trump makes the GOP a stronger party. Ninety-two percent want Trump to run again in 2024.

And guess who loses badly in the Trump-McConnell battle? Sixty-four percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s behavior over that of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump’s “America First” agenda is also still popular. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 63% of independent voters want companies to hire Americans before foreigners.

Democrats and the media keep trying to bury Trump and demoralize his supporters. I have to admit this plan was pretty remarkable. Their propaganda was intense. They came close. But in the end, they failed again.

Because they underestimated the hatred 74 million Trump voters have toward D.C. politicians — even Republican ones. We don’t trust them. We don’t like them. We don’t care what they say. The more they hate Trump, the more we like him.

GOP leaders only represent the D.C. swamp. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters.

 

Report: FBI Reverses What It Told America, Confirms Agency Knew People Were Coming to Capitol Ready to Fight’ and Cause Trouble

H/T Western Journal.

I seriously doubt if the F.B.I.top brass is held responsible for this snafu.

The F.B.I.did nothing so President Trump and his supporters would look bad.

A new report claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew one day prior that extremists were planning to infiltrate the Jan. 6 protests in Washington, D.C., that ended in rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

According to The Washington Post, a report from the FBI office in Norfolk, Virginia, contradicts claims that there had been no warnings of the violence that seemed to take Capitol police by surprise.

The FBI warning was reportedly contained in an “internal document” that was issued out the day before the Capitol incursion.

“As of 5 January 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on 6 January 2021 in Washington, D.C.,” the document allegedly said.

According to The Post, the internal memo reported an online thread that discussed violence at the Capitol building.

“Be ready to fight,” the thread reputedly said. “Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and blood from their BLM and Pantifa slave soldiers being spilled. Get violent. Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest. Go there ready for war. We get our President or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.” (According to The Post, “Pantifa” is a derogatory term for antifa.)

The document reportedly quoted one online comment that said, “if Antifa or BLM get violent, leave them dead in the street.”

Another comment cited in the alleged document said there would be a need for “people on standby to provide supplies, including water and medical, to the front lines.”

The outlet claimed the document noted that before the riots, individuals were sharing the layout of the tunnels connecting various buildings in the Capitol complex. It was also reported that there were conversations about potential locations in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and South Carolina where those planning violence could meet before heading to Washington.

The purported document hedged on its warning, noting that potential extremist activity was also part of “activities that are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

“However, based on known intelligence and/or specific historical observations, it is possible the protected activity could invite a violent reaction towards the subject individual or others in retaliation or with the goal of stopping the protected activity from occurring in the first instance,” it said, according to The Post.

Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director at the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said last week the FBI had no information that the protests planned for last Wednesday were anything more than a peaceful march.

He said in a Tuesday news conference that the document was shared “with all our law enforcement partners” through the joint terrorism task force, including the Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police.

D’Antuono claimed that at the time, there was not much to be done based on that one warning.

“That was a thread on a message board that was being attributable to an individual person,” D’Antuono said at the news conference.

“When my Washington field office received that information, we briefed that within 40 minutes to our law enforcement partners, federal [and] state.”

The Post reported that former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned amid criticism of police response to the rioting and security failures at the Capitol, said he never knew about the warning.

“I did not have that information, nor was that information taken into consideration in our security planning,” Sund said.

The FBI issued a statement in response to the report that said, “standard practice is to not comment on specific intelligence products.” The bureau added, however, that field offices “routinely share information with their local law enforcement partners to assist in protecting the communities they serve.”

The Post report spurred a rare bipartisan effort to get to the truth of who was warned about the Capitol incursion and when.

On Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California called for a House Judiciary Committee investigation into the matter on Twitter.

Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia also said an investigation is plainly needed, according to CNN.

“There is a clear breakdown of communications and operational chain of command,” he told the outlet.

“It would be interesting to see what the internal intelligence memos were for Capitol Police and support elements. My guess is that the intelligence reports would have had a possible Capitol incursion.”

Dick Morris: The Coming Democratic Reign of Terror

H/T Western Journal.

There are dark days ahead if you are a Conservative and a Republican.

Himmler would be proud of the tactics of the DemocRat party and of the censorship they will impose.

If you listen closely you can hear the scraping of hobnailed boots on the pavement and the faint cries of Seig Heil.

Like Robespierre, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are taking no prisoners. A new Democratic reign of terror is upon us, endangering our free speech, free press, political playing field and personal liberty.

Watch your back.

The Democrats are using the outrageous and unsupportable Capitol riot the same way that Hitler used the Reichstag Fire of 1933 — as a pretext for an authoritarian crackdown.

The impeachment of President Trump and the banning of his tweets and Facebook posts are merely the first examples.

But the threat of punitive actions and censorship in this new reign of terror hangs over us all.

Will we be banned from using the communication tools of modern technology? Will Twitter, Amazon and other tech giants determine what messages and what content can be sent out?

Will books we would like to read be dropped by their publishers because of the author’s lawful constitutional activities?

Will our favorite cable TV news stations have to face organized boycotts by their advertisers or be banned by cable systems if they criticize the election of the government?

Will the left use “lawfare” to sue frivolously for defamation, bankrupting their opponents with legal fees to defend their right to free speech.

Will the Democrats equate our political speech in citing election irregularities with sedition, subjecting us to fines or imprisonment just for challenging the election of 2020?

That is the new premise of the coming Democratic reign of terror: that political statements charging that the election of 2020 was stolen or riddled with fraud are, by themselves, inciting violence by Trump supporters.

This approach harks back to efforts to suppress opposition to the World War I draft, the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by John Adams in 1798 and the 1954 law criminalizing membership in the American Communist Party (Communist Control Act of 1954). All three laws tried to criminalize political speech as seditious. They were all equally offensive to our Bill of Rights.

The reign of terror is trickling from the president on down.

The left is trying to frame the remarks of Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri — and those of President Trump and his supporters — as incendiary, false and designed to cause a riot, thereby allowing them to criminalize it.

But bear in mind:

Trump never advocated entering, much less taking over, the Capitol building and always explicitly opposed violence.

The charge that he “incited” the riots only refers to his peaceful exercise of free speech, denouncing the election of 2020 as the result of fraud and saying that it was “stolen.” That is the essence of free speech that is protected by the First Amendment.

Impeachment is a vengeful kick while the president is down. A purely symbolic act, removal from office is a logistical impossibility within the time remaining until Inauguration Day. Although the speaker and her minions claim that President Trump is so dangerous to the country that he must be removed immediately, they speak of a trial in a few months.

The reign of terror rolls on.

The publishing firm Simon & Schuster abruptly decided to drop Hawley’s new book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech.” The publisher said, “We take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”

Note that Simon & Schuster published anti-Trump bestsellers by Bob Woodward, Mary Trump and John Bolton — and a major flop by Paul Begala.

What was Hawley’s role in the rioting? After protesters surrounded his home, banging on the door and threatening his wife and newborn daughter, he said, “Violence is not how you achieve change. Violence is not how you achieve something better.”

And the terror may soon call former Trump staffers to the journalistic guillotine.

Randall Lane, Forbes’ chief content officer, announced that Forbes Media was “holding those who lied for Trump accountable.”

Lane mentioned five top Trump aides as examples of “the people paid by the People to inform the People.”

His hit list includes former White House press secretaries Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Stephanie Grisham, current press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and former senior counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.

Lane beseeches us not to “let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.”

Alluding to book deals by previous White House spokesmen, he wrote, “Trump’s liars don’t merit that same golden parachute. Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”

Hari Sevugan, a former senior spokesman for the Barack Obama presidential campaign, recently announced, “We just launched the Trump Accountability Project to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”

And Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s former media consultant, tweeted, “At @ProjectLincoln we are constructing a database of Trump officials & staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now. No personal info, only professional. But they will be held accountable & not allowed to pretend they were not involved.”

The Serbian war criminals hunted down by The Hague never received such scrutiny.

The Daily Mail reports that JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Marriott, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the parent company of Commerce Bank have are all “suspending donations to the group dubbed ‘the treason caucus’ by critics,” as the U.K. Daily Mail reported. (The Treason Caucus apparently includes senators who voted not to certify the Electoral College votes.)

And, comically, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi called for Sens. Cruz and Hawley to be added to the no-fly list.

Digital payments company Stripe will also stop processing payments for Trump’s campaign website in the wake of the Capitol incursion.

For the president, the reign of terror may mean impeachment and seeing his tweets, posts and other messages banned from Twitter, Facebook and Google.

Where will it end?

When will it begin? It just did.

De Blasio Announces Major Action NYC Is Taking Against the Trump Organization

H/T Western Journal.

Comrade De Blasio has taken upon himself to act as judge and jury finding President Trump guilty of crimes he has never committed.

The Trump lawyers will have a field day with Comrade De Blasio’s actions and words.

No matter what anyone thinks of President Donald Trump, what’s happening to him now should fill all patriotic Americans with dread and disgust.

Adding to the growing list of vindictive actions against the outgoing president — a real estate mogul who set aside his lucrative business to serve his country — is another potential blow to Trump’s financial future.

On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would sever the city’s relationship with the Trump organization, canceling contracts for the Central Park Carousel, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, and two of Central Park’s iconic ice-skating rinks, the New York Times reported. The organization earned roughly $17 million per year from the contracts.

Citing a stipulation in the contracts that allow severance for “criminal activity,” de Blasio said the city was within its legal rights to do so.

“The contracts make very clear that if the company and the leadership of that company is engaged in illegal activity, we have a right to sever the contract,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday.

“Inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” he continued, blaming the president for last week’s incursion at the Capitol carried out by Trump supporters that left five dead, including a police officer.

“So the City of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization,” he announced. “They have profited from these contracts, they will profit no longer.”

De Blasio went on to insist that Trump “directed a mob to attack the U.S. Congress” and accused him of “aiding and abetting an insurrection” despite the fact that Trump denounced the violence and urged protestors to “go home.”

Meanwhile, de Blasio and the city were renaming streets after the Black Lives Matter movement, which was the source of violent and destructive protests throughout the city and the nation all summer long.

His own daughter was among the 300 miscreants arrested for burning police cars, abusing law enforcement and blocking traffic in one such protest.

Still, de Blasio claimed the city was “on strong legal ground” in the move while Trump’s team promised to fight the measure.

“[W]e’re going to get new vendors to take over, and what’s obvious is these are sites that we want to continue serving the public but not with an organization led by a criminal,” de Blasio said. “Of course, we know the history of the Trump Organization. They’ll likely challenge us in court but we’re on strong legal ground. We’re very clear about that.”

“Yet another example of Mayor de Blasio’s incompetence and blatant disregard for the facts,” Eric Trump, the president’s son and executive vice president for his company, said in a statement to ABC.

“The City of New York has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Organization over $30 million dollars,” he added. “This is nothing more than political discrimination and we plan to fight vigorously.”

Cowards like de Blasio held off while Trump was in office and able to defend himself, but are now firing off their parting shots as Trump’s days in office are numbered.

So far, Trump has been silenced by Big Tech, abandoned by financial institutions that previously had long-term relationships with his organization, snubbed by the PGA which has pulled out of Trump’s Bedminister, New Jersey, golf course for its 2022 championship, and now the city that he literally helped build is cutting ties with him, the Washington Post reported.

Politically, Trump is facing yet another impeachment and more calls to have him thrown out of office even as the contents of the White House are likely being boxed up for shipping to his new home state of Florida.

The barrage of attacks being levied at him now is just the culmination of everything he’s had to endure over the last five years, beginning with Trump’s decision to run for president and likely continuing even after he leaves office.

It isn’t just that they disagree with Trump, or that they want him out of office, but rather that they want to destroy the man.

Their obsession with exacting a pound of flesh and ruining Trump is nothing more than a sick vendetta, and their willingness to use a frightening and serious event like the Capitol incursion is disgraceful, shocking, and base — even by the left’s standards.

Every sane person agrees that what happened at the U.S. Capitol was terrifying and criminal, but only those with an agenda can blame Trump for any of it.

Americans on both sides of the political aisle need to wake up to the tactics of the left and their ease at exploiting a national tragedy to completely obliterate every facet of life for one of their political enemies.

Maybe this time it’s a polarizing figure like Trump, so only half of the nation objects or even cares.

But if they succeed in silencing a political adversary by cutting him off at the knees financially, politically, and personally, what’s to stop them from doing this to anyone they disagree with — including private citizens?

Watch: Matt Gaetz Explodes on House Floor Exposing Democrat Hypocrisy Over Riots

H/T Western Journal.

H/T Western Journal.

Bravo, Rep.Matt Gaetz(R-FL)for exposing the DemocRats Hypocrisy over riots.

I hope evert R.I.N.O.that voted for impeachment gets primaried and lose.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida ripped into Democrats for their hypocrisy on rioting and political violence when addressing the House Wednesday during the impeachment proceedings.

Democrats and a handful of Republicans joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge to again impeach President Donald Trump. They received more than the necessary votes for impeachment. The matter will now move to the Senate for a trial that will likely occur at a date after Trump exits the White House.

Trump will now carry the distinction of being the only president to be impeached twice — a benchmark he should carry proudly, considering his opposition

Democrats impeached Trump by a margin of 232-197, The New York Times reported. Every Democrat voted for impeachment, while 10 Republicans begging to be primaried also voted in favor to hit trump for “incitement of insurrection” over the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion.

Democrats didn’t waste any time with their political ploy, impeaching him seven days after some pro-Trump demonstrators breached the Capitol building during last week’s congressional session to certify the Electoral College results that made former Vice President Joe Biden President-elect Joe Biden.

In any event, the hypocrites that are the House Democrats blamed the president for the incursion, which he has disavowed — as have other Republicans. The party of rioting has yet to disavow the countless riots that occurred in the country last year, which were actually supported by some Democrats.

Others were simply mum as American cities burned.

Gaetz, when addressing his Democratic colleagues in the House, called the party out for its transparent political impeachment charade and also for its double standard with regard to political violence — particularly calling out, without naming them, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and California Rep. Maxine Waters.

“The speaker said to us just moments ago, ‘words matter.’ But apparently, those words don’t matter when they’re uttered by Democrats,” he said in a fiery but short statement. “When the gentlelady from Massachusetts calls for ‘unrest in the streets,’ when the gentlelady from California brazenly brags that she called for people to get in the faces of those who serve and support the president,” he continued.

“I denounce political violence from all ends of the spectrum, but make no mistake – the left in America has incited far more political violence than the right.

“For months, our cities burned, police stations burned, our businesses were shattered. And they said nothing, or they cheer-led for it, and they fundraised for it, and they allowed it to happen in the greatest country in the world.

“Now, some have cited the metaphor that the president ‘lit the flame,’” Gaetz said. “Well, they lit actual flames, actual fires.”

Watch the speech here:

Democrats in the House could only boo as Gaetz wiped their faces in their own behavior and previous statements. Luckily, much of what Gaetz referred to is on video.

Democratic lawmakers, of course, were joined by the mainstream media and Hollywood in their encouragement of violence.

Gaetz and other Republicans in the House should spend the entirety of the 117th Congress reminding Democrats of their incendiary rhetoric from last year until they explain the double standard to the American people.

What occurred in Washington on Jan. 6 was perpetrated by supporters of the president, and no evidence has been definitively published to show otherwise. But President Trump has disavowed their actions, as have other GOP lawmakers, which is something Democrats couldn’t bring themselves to do when their supporters pillaged American cities, in some cases for months.

Democrats, as is evident by their own words, encouraged more violence. Gaetz and others had to point that out on Wednesday, as the country’s activist media would never go near such truth.

Dems Move to End Federal Death Penalty

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Joe Pee Pads Biden is a gutless nutless coward that can be bullied by the leftist in his party to end the federal death penalty.

More than 70 House and Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they will reintroduce a bill ending the federal death penalty, enacting one of President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign promises.

Spearheaded by incoming Senate majority whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) and democratic socialist congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), the bill would prohibit a sentence of death for any federal offender and require the resentencing of the 55 individuals currently on federal death row.

The move comes in reaction to the scheduled executions of three federal offenders later this week (one was stayed late Monday evening with an appeal pending to the Supreme Court), part of President Donald Trump’s first-in-decades slate of executions begun in July.

“There are three lives that hang in the balance this week alone,” Pressley told NPR. “And this is why we reintroduced this bill this week and are urging Congress to act immediately to pass it. State-sanctioned murder is not justice.”

But it also follows Biden’s call during the 2020 campaign to end the death penalty through legislation, making him the first president elected in the modern era who openly supports ending capital punishment. That makes the new bill a sign that Democrats see the death penalty as part of their agenda in the new term, a move likely to spark a heated national debate over the age-old punishment.

In addition to Durbin and Pressley, the bill has the backing of 10 senators and more than 60 members of the House. The list of backers is a who’s who of congressional progressives, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Cory Booker (N.J.), and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), as well as “Squad” members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), and newly elected Cori Bush (Mo.) and Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.).

There has been an “active conversation” with the incoming administration about the legislation, Pressley told NPR. She indicated that she would also like to see a unilateral moratorium on executions from the Biden White House, in advance of legislative abolition.

The Biden transition team has been publicly silent on its plans with regards to the death penalty. Transition press secretary T.J. Ducklo told the Associated Press that Biden “opposes the death penalty now and in the future,” but declined to comment further.

 

But the issue has risen to increasing public attention amid Trump’s efforts to restart the federal machinery of death. That process began in July 2019 when then-attorney general William Barr announced the issuance of a new federal execution protocol. But it took another year before white nationalist child murderer Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death, thanks largely to last-minute litigating by the capital defense bar. The subsequent executions, however, have amounted to the most in a single term since Dwight Eisenhower.

Trump’s last few executions, carried out in the waning days of his presidency, will cast light on whatever action—or inaction—Biden takes on capital punishment once in office. That could see Biden opposing the majority of Americans, who favor capital punishment, in his first days in office—an unenviable position for a new president who has made “unity” a major theme in the days leading up to his inauguration.

 

 

Labor Department Cracks Down on Wage Undercutting by Foreign Workers

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

How long before Joe Pee Pads Biden’s regime undoes this Labor Department ruling?

The Department of Labor will enact new measures to crack down on the undercutting of American wages by foreign workers.

The department announced in a Tuesday press release that it will set new wage rates for foreign workers to prevent potential abuses of the pay scale that undercut American wages. The reform is intended to safeguard job opportunities for American workers, according to the release.

The wage scale for paying foreign workers is too low, the department said, and undermines the wages and employment opportunities of U.S. workers.

“The Department also determined that the existing wage levels were artificially low and provided an opportunity for employers to hire and retain foreign workers at wages well below what their U.S. counterparts earn, creating an incentive to prefer foreign workers to U.S. workers,” a Labor Department outline of the new regulation reads. “Existing wage levels [are] … at odds with the statutory scheme and [cause] downward pressure on the wages of the domestic workforce.”

Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the new labor reforms will cut down on abuse in the foreign worker economy. 

“The U.S. Department of Labor is taking these steps to strengthen wage protections, address abuses in visa programs, and protect American workers from being undercut by cheaper foreign labor,” Scalia said. 

Scalia will likely be succeeded by President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for labor secretary, Marty Walsh. As mayor of Boston, Walsh worked to create a more hospitable environment for foreign workers, passing legislation making Boston a sanctuary city for illegal immigration. In 2018, Walsh ignored pleas from ICE to crack down on his city’s immigration issues.

Scalia’s wage reforms will take effect 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register.

 
 

Biden Pick For Civil Rights Chief Promoted Racism and Anti-Semitism at Harvard

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Will the DemocRats march in lock step to confirm Joe Pee Pads Biden nomination of Kristen Clarke or will some break ranks and vote No?

Kristen Clarke, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, advanced pseudoscientific theories of black racial superiority and organized an event with a notorious anti-Semite as a student at Harvard University.

Clarke and a coauthor outlined “the genetic differences between Blacks and whites” in a 1994 letter to the editors of Harvard’s student newspaper, which criticized the political scientist Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve. The genetic difference they identify, varying levels of melanin between whites and blacks, accounts for disparate cognitive abilities, physical power, and even spirituality, the pair said. The so-called melanin theory has no basis in science.

“Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities—something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards,” they wrote.

Clarke’s remarks will ignite a white-hot confirmation battle in the Senate at a time of heightened racial tension. Though the incendiary statements are more than 25 years old, several of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees were grilled over comparatively tamer items they wrote as college students, prompting public apologies and even a withdrawal. If confirmed, Clarke would shape federal litigation strategies and lead enforcement of the nation’s civil-rights statutes. Tucker Carlson Tonight was the first to report on her writings.

Clarke also came in for criticism from Jewish students after she invited the anti-Semitic academic Tony Martin to campus in her capacity as president of the Black Students Association. Martin, then a professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, promoted false theories implicating a Jewish cabal in the global slave trade and self-published a book called The Jewish Onslaught just one year before visiting Harvard at Clarke’s request. A majority of Martin’s faculty colleagues condemned the book as anti-Semitic, according to a 2001 column in the Boston Globe.

“Professor Martin is an intelligent, well-versed Black intellectual who bases his information of [sic] indisputable fact,” Clarke said in response to critics of Martin’s visit.

Though the views Clarke advanced at Harvard might be excused as harmless dorm-room radicalism, senators from both parties were hard on Trump nominees who made milder remarks as college students.

Ryan Bounds was one such nominee. He was slated for a seat on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals until a leftwing advocacy group circulated a series of opinion columns he wrote about race-based student groups and campus multicultural initiatives as a student at Stanford.

 

In one piece, Bounds mocked diversity events as “feel-good ethnic hoedowns.” In another, he said the school’s “strident racial factions” employed tactics similar to those of the Nazis. He apologized for those and other statements during his confirmation hearing, calling them overheated and disrespectful.

Sens. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) nonetheless joined with Democrats and opposed Bounds on a procedural vote, citing Bounds’s undergraduate writings and their belated disclosure to lawmakers. The White House withdrew Bounds’s nomination in July 2018.

Judge Neomi Rao’s 2019 nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was likewise endangered over an op-ed she wrote about alcohol and sexual assault. As an undergraduate at Yale, Rao argued that women bear some complicity for date rape.

“A woman, like a man, decides when and how much to drink,” she wrote. “And if she drinks to the point where she can no longer choose, well, getting to that point was part of her choice. Implying that a drunk woman has no control over her actions, but a drunk man does, strips women of all moral responsibility.”

The article seriously imperiled Rao’s nomination. At the time, Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) had only just revealed that she was sexually assaulted in college. Ernst said the column gave her pause, and she met privately with Rao to smooth the issue over. Ernst’s concerns came as Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) suggested he would oppose Rao, citing legal scholarship Rao produced hinting at a liberal bent on social issues.

Justice Clarence Thomas, a Rao mentor, ultimately helped salvage the nomination. The justice spoke privately with Hawley and Scott about Rao, who clerked in his chambers in 2001. She was confirmed in March 2019.

The Biden transition office did not respond to requests for comment about Clarke.

 

Democrats Drafting a Bill That Could Erase Trump’s Legacy

H/T Western Journal.

This move like the second impeachment is  message coming out of the swamp to any outsider we will break and destroy you like we are doing to Donald Trump.

 

Even if President Donald Trump hasn’t succeeded in fully draining the Washington, D.C., swamp, he certainly flushed out every last tyrannical leftist bully.

Wielding the incursion at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as their newest weapon, the left is attempting to systematically destroy Trump, beginning with effectively banning him from the internet and initiating yet another impeachment days before he’s set to leave office anyway.

And now, obscure politicians like Democratic Rep. Linda Sánchez of California are pushing legislation that would erase Trump’s legacy after he leaves office.

“I am working on a bill that would mean that nothing — not even a bench, no airport, no highway, no school — nothing – ever bear the name of this traitor,” Sánchez said in an interview with People published Monday.

Sánchez called Trump a “traitor” because a group of his supporters — of their own volition — decided to storm the Capitol building in an attack that left one rioter and at least one Capitol Police officer dead, among others.

After failing to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office, Sánchez and others have settled for a phony impeachment coupled with any petty slight they have the power to impose.

“I don’t think that he deserves any of the benefits that are conferred on prior presidents,” Sánchez said. “I don’t believe that a seditious occupant of the White House should have ever have anything named after him.”

This dream to deny Trump the honor of having something dedicated in his name was shared by fellow Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.

“In addition to supporting the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted Thursday, “I am also preparing legislation that would prohibit any federal building or property from being named after President Donald J. Trump.”

“President Trump incited an insurrection that damaged some our nation’s most significant and sacred federal property,” he continued. “Most importantly – let us learn from our past. Donald Trump should never become a future generation’s confederate symbol.”

 

Petty? Yes. Surprising? Hardly.

While they attempt to drum him out of town in utter disgrace, Trump is instead leaving office with the steadfast loyalty of his base who think their president served them well, made good on campaign promises and courageously endured the onslaught of attacks that have continued to the bitter end.

And, while other politicians cling to their legacies and hope that a bridge somewhere is named after them someday, Trump can bask in the empire he built long before he entered politics.

Rather than worrying about his presidential library, he already has a Trump-branded building practically in all four corners of the world.

Trump had already amassed a fortune and had his share of book deals and speaking engagements, not as kickbacks for political influence or based on his time in office, but because he was a businessman and celebrity in his own right.

He didn’t need the left or the media’s adulation, he didn’t need their cooperation and he certainly doesn’t need their silly monuments dedicated in his name now.

Trump ran for president and served because he loves America and — to borrow the phrase — wanted to make it great again.

He wasn’t perfect, but he did what he set out to do for the nation and has the support of millions — and that’s a better legacy than anything silly politicians could ever build in his name.

A ‘Microneedle’ Pill You Can Swallow, Could Replace Insulin Shots

H/T Smithsonian Magazine.

This is a giant leap forward for the treatment of diabetes.

The pill passes through the stomach into the small intestine, where it opens to painlessly inject drugs into the bloodstream

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X-ray images at top left show the drug-delivery capsule in the intestine, before and after the arms expand. At right, the arms are unfolded to reveal the microneedles. (Image courtesy of the researchers)
 

Nobody likes getting shots. But most of us only have to face needles occasionally, for a seasonal flu vaccine or routine blood test. People with some forms of diabetes, on the other hand, have to inject themselves with insulin two to four times a day just to stay alive.

 

A new kind of pill developed at MIT could change all that. The capsule is swallowed and passes through the stomach whole, then opens in the small intestine to reveal “microneedles” that attach to the intestine surface and deliver drugs to the bloodstream. This makes it possible to swallow protein drugs like insulin that would normally be destroyed by stomach acids.

“Needle administration of therapeutics can be painful, require training for correct administration, [and] be associated with needle stick injuries,” says Giovanni Traverso, a gastroenterologist and professor in MIT’s department of mechanical engineering, who helped lead the study recently published in the journal Nature Medicine.

There’s also a stigma associated with diseases that require injectable drugs, Traverso says, and this stigma can delay diagnosis. The pill would have none of these drawbacks.

The new capsule system passes through the acidic environment of the stomach unharmed thanks to a special polymer coating. As it enters the small intestine, the higher pH triggers a spring to push open the capsule, releasing a microneedle patch. The patch adheres to the intestinal walls and delivers drugs into the bloodstream via one-millimeter long needles. It then dissolves, passing harmlessly through the rest of the digestive tract. The small intestine is an ideal spot for drug delivery, since it has an enormous surface area—about the size of a tennis court—and lacks pain receptors.

The researchers have successfully delivered insulin to pigs using the microneedle capsules. The amount of insulin that reached the bloodstream was comparable to that of an injection. Working with the drug company Novo Nordisk, the team is continuing to test the system’s safety and efficacy in large animals, including dogs and pigs. They plan to move to human trials in the next two or three years.

The system “has the capacity to transform how we deliver peptides, proteins—including mono-clonal antibodies—and nucleic acids,” Traverso says. “This could change drug delivery science.”

The kind of protein drugs that could be transformed by the microneedle system include hormones, like those used in fertility treatments, antibodies, like those used to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders, enzymes used to treat genetic diseases, and many more.

“It’s a compelling paper,” says David Putnam, a professor of biomedical engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University, who was not involved in the study, in a press release. “Delivering proteins is the holy grail of drug delivery. People have been trying to do it for decades.”

A diagnosis of diabetes or another life-altering illness will never be easy. But if the microneedle capsules are successful, it may be a bit less painful.