Omar Funnels 30 Percent of Campaign Cash to Alleged Boyfriend’s Firm

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Ilhan Omar(Delusional-MN)has learned very quickly to be a swamp monster.

Nearly $150,000 in new payments went from Omar’s campaign to E Street Group.

Approximately 30 percent of the money doled out by the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in the third quarter went to digital fundraising, communications, and advertising services provided by the E Street Group, a firm run by her alleged boyfriend.

Omar’s campaign committee, which raised a total of $1,084,098.84 in the third quarter, spent $493,389.80 during this time. The E Street Group, a firm run by political consultant Tim Mynett, Omar’s alleged lover, received more money from the campaign than any other vendor.

The Omar campaign paid the E Street Group $149,812.64 between July 1 and Sept. 30, its filings show. That accounts for around 30 percent of Omar’s total campaign disbursements over the same period. Her campaign has over $1.5 million cash on hand.

The payments represent a significant increase from previous spending on the group’s services. In the first two quarters—the first six months of the year—the campaign paid approximately $160,000 to the E Street Group. The $150,000 in new payments, made over the past three months, nearly matches that number.

Mynett’s wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, said that her husband told her in April that he was having an affair with Omar, the New York Post reported in August.

According to divorce papers filed by Beth Mynett, “The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when defendant told plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.”

“By way of example, days prior to defendant’s devastating and shocking declaration of love for Rep. Omar and admission of their affair, he and Rep. Omar took the parties’ son to dinner to formally meet for the first time at the family’s favorite neighborhood restaurant while plaintiff was out of town,” the papers said. “Rep. Omar gave the parties’ son a gift and the defendant later brought her back inside the family’s home.”

Mynett has denied allegations of an affair, while Omar, who is in the process of divorcing her husband, has dodged questions about the situation.

Omar’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the payments by press time.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz Removed From Secret Impeachment Meeting

H/T Flag And Cross.

Pencil Neck Adam Schiff(Delusional-CA)is acting like a tin horned thug dictator.

What is Pencil Neck trying to hide?

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, was apparently ejected from a secret impeachment hearing when he attempted to enter the proceedings where lawmakers from several different committees were interviewing President Trump’s former top aide on Russia.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

Gaetz said he believed he should be allowed to attend the hearing because impeachment inquiries traditionally are handled by the House Judiciary Committee and he serves on that panel.

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But the House parliamentarian told Gaetz he is not allowed to attend the hearing because he does not sit on either the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, or Oversight panels, which are the official committees conducting the impeachment probe.

Republicans along with the president have criticized the impeachment inquiry for not following precedent, which includes a House vote, referral to the Judiciary Committee, and bipartisan agreement on rules for the proceedings.

Gaetz himself has called for the impeachment inquiry to be brought to an end.

Presidential Candidate Julian Castro’s Mother Helped Found a Racist Hate Group

H/T Town Hall.

If Julian Castro(Delusional-TX)was a Republican this would be headline news on the drive-by media on a 24/7 basis.

But Julian Castro is a Delusional DemocRat so you only hear crickets.

Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was arrested after a KKK riot in Queens, New York, in 1927.” (Newsweek, 1/15/18.)

“In 1927, Donald Trump’s Father was arrested after a Klan Riot in Queens.” Washington Post (2/29/16.)

(Turns out, the “KKK riot” was in fact a Memorial Day Parade in which a few Klan members—minus robes and hoods—participated. And Fred Trump was not among those, as clarified by the Washington Examiner.)  

Nonetheless, it appears that the mainstream media regards the political associations of a U.S. president (or U.S. Presidential candidate’s) parent—however brief, tenuous, ancient or bogus– of enormous import. No?

Fine. Then let’s apply the same standards to Democratic presidential candidate and Golden Boy Julian Castro and see if we might come up with something a bit more enduring, bonding, recent and factual.

“(Julian Castro’s mother) Rosie Castro is a woman with many talents and strong ideals.  She’s a well-known, local civil rights activist and was a founding member of La Raza Unida.” –Voices of San Antonio.

“Her vocal support for Angela Davis, then a member of the Communist Party USA, brought Rosie to the attention of the FBI.…. A new level of political activism started for Rosie Castro, manifested through her work with Partido Nacional de La Raza Unida, also known as La Raza Unida Party, which she joined when it formed in the early seventies.” –Texas Monthly

Don’t get me wrong, amigos. It’s not like the Southern Poverty Law Center (planet earth’s official arbiter, as we all know, on designating hate groups) lists the Chicano group La Raza as a “hate group.”  Heaven forbid!  No, for the SPLC it’s outfits like the American Family Association and WorldNetDaily that qualify as “hate groups.”

Instead, I came up with the designation for La Raza on my own, without the SPLC’s guidance, tutelage —or even their permission!  If you can imagine such insolence!  Let’s have a look at my reasons, and see if you agree:

First off, the very name “La Raza” translates into English as “The Race.” Can you imagine the uproar from such as the SPLC and Democrats if a Caucasian-led group named itself “The Race?”

“Better” still, among La Raza’s most revered idols are two full-blooded Caucasians who—historic leftist lore notwithstanding—were not exactly advocates of Flower-Power:

“VIVA CHE GUEVARA!” “Happy Birthday to Comandante Che Guevara!”  are just two of the many tributes and accolades for the hate-filled, mass-murdering terrorist found on La Raza Unida’s Facebook page. 

 “HATRED is the central element of our struggle!… HATRED that is intransigent….HATRED so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold- blooded killing machine…We reject any peaceful approach. Violence is inevitable. To establish Socialism RIVERS OF BLOOD MUST FLOW!….The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!”

“The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind!Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination….If the missiles had remained in Cuba we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City!”

“My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood!…Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!” (La Raza’s idol, Che Guevara.) 

In brief, the mother of a man who presumes to lead the United States as president (and who “taught her son everything he knows about politics,” according to a media fluff piece)  helped found a group whose revered  idol is a communist, mass-murdering terrorist, whose lifelong object of burning hatred was the country her son presumes to lead as president! And whose lifelong craving was to nuke and otherwise exterminate the hyenas that populate the country her son presumes to lead as president!

All of this is glossed over by the same media that denounces President Trump because his father once found himself (unwittingly, it seems) in the company of the KKK!

Where’s Saturday Night Live, Monty Python, National Lampoon and Mad Magazine when you really need them?

In the historic annals of unrequited love few cases rival the affair by Chicanos with Che Guevara. They seem to plaster this lily white Argentinian racist’s mug on practically everything they paint to celebrate their Amerindian Aztec culture. Go figure.

Perhaps a word with some Bolivian Amerindians who actually experienced Che Guevara’s plans to Stalinize their culture would help. In 1967 these (overwhelmingly indigenous) Bolivians (with help from U.S. Green Berets) made short work of this (lily-white) Chicano hero. If a picture’s worth a thousand words than this one’s worth a million. Please note the obvious ethnic compositions of the gentlemen proudly and triumphantly holding their guns over their vanquished European would-be enslaver.  

While training in Mexico for their “invasion” of Cuba, Ernesto Guevara’s former Cuban colleagues recall one quip by Che perhaps unknown by the folks at La Raza Unida:  “These Mexicans are nothing but a rabble of illiterate Indians,” Che Guevara often

And We Have Our First 2020 Democratic Loser…And It’s Not John Hickenlooper

H/T Town Hall.

With Representative Eric Swalwell(Delusional-CA)there is one less clown in the Delusional DemocRat clown car.

Will John Hickenlooper(Delusional-CO)be the next clown out of the car?

Well, it looks like we’ll have our first official drop out for the 2020 season this afternoon. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who ran on gun confiscation, is reportedly deciding to exit the race for the Democratic nomination and plans to run for re-election to his House seat in deep blue California instead. Yeah, real shocker that running on an unconstitutional gun control initiative, among many other things, didn’t help. Also, no one knows who the hell he is. He made a clown of himself in the first debate, drawing attention to himself for all the wrong reasons. Simply put, there are other Democrats running for the nomination that are better at this than he is and he wasn’t going anywhere to start. He’s also a Russian collusion myth peddler. The rumblings of a possible drop out were heard yesterday when he decided to canceled campaign events in New Hampshire (via The Hill):

David Wright

@DavidWright_CNN

2020 presidential candidate Eric Swalwell planning 4pm press conference today at campaign headquarters in California — comes after Swalwell canceled planned trip to New Hampshire last week.

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Grace Panetta@grace_panetta

We might get our first major dropout of the 2020 Dem primary tomorrow. This comes after Swalwell cancelled a plan campaign swing through NH this past weekend—>

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) will hold a press conference Monday afternoon amid speculation that he may be dropping out of the Democratic primary contest.

The news conference at his Dublin, Calif., headquarters is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT, his campaign said, though it did not provide details on what Swalwell planned to address.

Swalwell announced his campaign for the White House in April but has struggled to gain traction. Speculation has swirled in recent days that the California congressman could be preparing to exit the primary.

Most public polls show him in the low single digits or, in some cases, not registering at all. And while he met the polling threshold to qualify for the first set of primary debates, he could face trouble in the fall, when the bar for participation will be raised.

Last week, he abruptly canceled two days of campaign events in New Hampshire, further stoking rumors of an impending exit.

At first, it appeared that former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper would be the first 2020 loser, given his dismal polling numbers, his lack of money (he said to be out by the end of the month, and his top aides telling him he should’ve backed out last month. It looks like Swalwell will be the first.

Mark Z. Barabak

@markzbarabak

NEWS: Eric Swalwell plans to drop out of the presidential race and seek reelection to the House, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with his intentions. An announcement is expected later today in Swalwell’s district in the East Bay area outside San Francisco.

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Julio Rosas

@Julio_Rosas11

Swalwell ran on gun confiscation, preventing people from being able to “hoard” more than 200 rounds of ammo, and jailing the gun owners who didn’t turn in the newly banned guns. And that was AFTER he said he would nuke gun owners if a war broke out over the laws. https://twitter.com/markzbarabak/status/1148262537252757506 

Mark Z. Barabak

@markzbarabak

NEWS: Eric Swalwell plans to drop out of the presidential race and seek reelection to the House, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with his intentions. An announcement is expected later today in Swalwell’s district in the East Bay area outside San Francisco.

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UPDATE: He’s Out:

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, according to a House Democratic lawmaker close to the congressman.

Swalwell is expected to make a formal announcement at a press conference this afternoon.

[…]

The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that Swalwell, who is a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, is expected to announce he will launch a reelection bid for his fifth term in the lower chamber. 

CA Swamp Strikes Again: Apparently Gov. Newsom And Legislatures ‘Deserve’ A Pay Raise

H/T Town Hall.

Damn what a sweet gig being a Delusional DemocRat in Commiefornia getting a pay raise for seven straight years.

he California Citizens Compensation Commission (CCCC) on Friday voted unanimously to give Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and state lawmakers a four percent increase, the Sacramento Bee reported. According to the Committee, a strong economy and a healthy state budget were justifiable reasons to provide the state’s politicians with a pay raise.

The decision to raise lawmakers’ salaries was based on “what is fair, what is appropriate in light of the economy, in light of the state budget,” Commission Chairman Thomas Dalzell told the Los Angeles Times. “The economy is doing well, the state is doing well, and it’s important work that they do.”

According to the Associated Pressthis is the seventh consecutive year the governor has received a salary increase.

Current salaries, which went into effect on Dec. 3, 2018, currently sit at:

• Governor $201,680
• Lieutenant Governor $151,260
• Attorney General $175,182
• Controller $161,342
• Treasurer $161,342
• Secretary of State $151,260
• Superintendent of Public Instruction $175,182
• Insurance Commissioner $161,342
• Member, Board of Equalization $151,260
• Members, State Legislature $110,459
• Assembly Speaker/Senate President Pro Tem $127,026
• Minority Floor Leader $127,026
• Majority Floor Leader $118,743
• Second Ranking Minority Leader $118,743

Salaries will now be:

• Governor $209,747
• Lieutenant Governor $157,310
• Attorney General $182,189
• Controller $167,795
• Treasurer $167,795
• Secretary of State $157,310
• Superintendent of Public Instruction $182,189
• Insurance Commissioner $167,795
• Member, Board of Equalization $157,310
• Members, State Legislature $114,877
• Assembly Speaker/Senate President Pro Tem $132,107
• Minority Floor Leader $132,107
• Majority Floor Leader $123,492
• Second Ranking Minority Leader $123,492

The CCCC is made up of four members, all of which are appointed by the governor. The group is required to meet annually to vote on what happens to elected officials’ salaries.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association wasn’t happy about the decision.

“California still has the highest-paid legislature in the nation,” Jon Coupal, president of the association, said. “They have highly paid politicians in a very dysfunctional state. Quite frankly, I would say the economic health of California is in spite of policy decisions by state officials, not because of them.”

Here’s where things get rather swampy: the Commission has come under fire recently for nepotism.

From the Times: 

One state lawmaker was critical of raises that bump the annual pay of the four elected members of the state Board of Equalization to $157,310. Two years ago, the governor and Legislature stripped the board of most of its powers and duties and reduced the state board from 4,800 workers to just 400.

The downsizing of the board occurred after a series of audits found widespread nepotism and improper interference with decisions to open field offices and transfer staffers, some of whom were assigned to duties that promoted the elected officials.

Because of that, the board’s pay raises were inappropriate, Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-North Hollywood) said.

“It’s actions like this that erode public confidence in everything we do up at the Capitol,” Nazarian said. “This commission is voting to increase the pay for agency officeholders that don’t have 90% of their previous workload. It just doesn’t make sense.”

Nazarian is carrying a bill to ask California voters to eliminate the elected board, and he hopes his colleagues will act on it next year.

Dalzell said he supports looking next year at whether the salaries of the tax board are commensurate with members’ workload and reduced responsibilities.

California voters established the Committee in 1990. It was designed to take away the legislature’s ability to set their own pay. In theory, this is a really good idea. In practice, it’s horrible.

The issue here is the appointment aspect. Governors get to pick who sits on the board, which means they’re going to pick friends, those who are likely to continually give raises. And you know this means Committee members will get their back scratched down the road. Just how they’re repaid? We can only speculate.

If this Commission was about making sure politicians are held accountable, the people on the Commission would have to run for office. They would have to be chosen by the people, not by those whose pay they’re dictating.