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Top DCCC Staffers Quit Amid Growing Concerns over ‘Diversity’

Written by Hannah Bleau | 

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., speaks during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has been under intense pressure amid growing concerns over diversity that saw top staffers resign Monday after those conflicts boiled over into the public arena.

DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) has been facing complaints from Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus members who have been unhappy with the lack of minority representation within the DCCC.

“There is not one person of color — black or brown, that I’m aware of — at any position of authority or decision making in the DCCC,” Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said. “It is shocking, it is shocking, and something needs to be done about it.”

Bustos flew back to Washington D.C.  to hold an emergency meeting to address the internal strife within the organization. Tensions boiled over, and DCCC executive director Allison Jaslow quit during the meeting.

Politico reported:

At the beginning of the meeting, Jaslow resigned and left the session immediately. The meeting — which was described by several sources as spirited and pointed — lasted more than an hour and a half.

“When I was in eighth grade, I decided that my life would be dedicated to serving my country. I did that first in uniform but since have tried to be a force of good in our politics,” Jaslow, an Iraq War veteran, said in a statement later. “And sometimes selfless service means having the courage to take a bow for the sake of the mission — especially when the stakes are so high.”

Tensions continued to boil over, and the domino effect continued:

And in the next 10 hours, much of the senior staff was out: Jared Smith, the communications director and another Bustos ally; Melissa Miller, a top DCCC communications aide; Molly Ritner, political director; Nick Pancrazio, deputy executive director; and Van Ornelas, the DCCC’s director of diversity.

Jacqui Newman, the chief operating officer for the campaign arm, will serve as interim executive director and facilitate the search for a permanent replacement, Bustos said in a statement late Monday.

According to the Hill, one lawmaker called Monday evening’s mass shakeup a “Monday Night Massacre.”

Cheri campaigned as all things to all people, telling blue dogs one thing, telling progressives another. So inevitably once in office she would disappoint them,” the lawmaker added.

Bustos said that it was a “sobering day filled with tough conversations” and promised to put the DCCC “back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party.”

The high tensions within the DCCC mirror the bigger power struggle between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the far-left members of the “Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – who aim to move the Democrat Party farther left in terms of ideology and self-imposed racial-based quotas. However, moderate Democrats worry that the extreme left-wing flank will alienate moderate voters and cost them crucial elections.

This was not the first time Bustos has faced criticism for being too “moderate.”

As Breitbart News reported:

In January, Bustos received push back from groups such as the Justice Democrats who said she needs to support more progressive policies.

“We do not support Cheri Bustos as leader of the DCCC,” said spokesman Waleed Shahid. “Bustos has not supported progressive policies like Medicare for All, free college, a Green New Deal, or ending private prisons and immigration detention facilities.”

Justice Democrats also criticized her for receiving campaign funds mostly from corporate political action committees and not small donors, according to USA Today.

Bustos did not respond to Politico‘s request for comment.

New Jersey ‘Right To Die’ Law For Terminally Ill Patients Goes Into Effect This Week

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/CNN) – New Jersey’s right to die law goes into effect Thursday.

“Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves is the right thing to do,” said Gov. Phil Murphy at the time of signing the bill in April 12. “We are providing terminally ill patients and their families with the humanity, dignity, and respect that they so richly deserve at the most difficult times any of us will face.”

Physician-assisted suicide differs from euthanasia, which is defined as the act of assisting people with their death in order to end their suffering, but without the backing of a controlling legal authority.

‘Right To Die’ Advocate Barbara Hammer Passes At Age 79

CBS2’s Cindy Hsu spoke with the family of Herb Dunn, who wished to die with dignity for years. Dunn died six years ago of pancreatic cancer at age 57. His wife, Debra, says his final weeks were unbearably painful and he wanted to die. “Three times he said to me that he didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she said.

After Debra lost her husband, she started fighting to make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives. Last month, she testified in Trenton, N.J., and worked closely with the group Compassion and Choices, which is leading the effort.

There’s a long list of criteria for patients who want to receive the life-ending medication to end their life. “You have to be an adult. You have to be deemed of sound mind by your physician,” Dr. Deborah Pasik, a right-to-die advocate, said. You must be terminally ill with six months or less to live, and that has to be diagnosed by two medical doctors. The patient must sign a written declaration, witnessed by two people, that they’re acting voluntarily.

There are many critics against the law who believe this is doctor-assisted suicide, but with this law, the patient must be able to take the medication themselves. “This is a self-administered oral medication in the form of a powder that’s mixed in a liquid,” Pasik said.

Debra Dunn says after years of fighting for this law, on Thursday, maybe she’ll get a sign from her husband. “‘Thank you, Debbie. Thank you. You did good,’” she said.

States with “right to die” laws include Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Maine’s law goes into effect in September. In addition, California and Montana has “right to die” protections in place mandated by court rulings.

Timeline Of “Right To Die” Legislation

June 1997 – The US Supreme Court rules that state laws banning physician-assisted suicide do not violate the Constitution in the case Washington v. Glucksberg. The court left the matter of the constitutionality of a right to a physician’s aid in dying to the states.

October 27, 1997 – Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act becomes law. Passed in a 1994 election with 51% of voters in favor, the law was delayed initially because US District Judge Michael Hogan issued an injunction and then ruled it unconstitutional. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the ruling and the injunction was lifted when the US Supreme Court referred the matter back to the state in 1997.

November 1998 – American pathologist and assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as “Dr. Death,” videotapes the death of Thomas Youk, submits it to CBS’s 60 Minutes and it is broadcast on television. The airing prompts murder charges against Kevorkian, rather than assisted suicide charges, because Kevorkian injected the drug into Youk, who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

March 26, 1999 – Kevorkian is convicted of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance. He serves eight years of a 10 to 25-year sentence.

Nov. 4, 2008 – Washington’s initiative, the Death with Dignity Act, is passed with 57.91% of voters in favor.

March 5, 2009 – The Washington Death with Dignity Act goes into effect.

Dec. 31, 2009 – A Montana Supreme Court ruling in the case Baxter v. Montana asserts that the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act protects a physician who prescribes aid from liability.

May 20, 2013 – Vermont signs the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act into law.

Jan. 13, 2014 – New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash rules in favor of an individual’s right to die in the case Morris v. Brandenberg. In appeal by the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General, the case is assigned to the New Mexico Court of Appeals/Supreme Court. The ruling remains in effect but only for Bernalillo County, according to the attorney general’s office.

Nov. 1, 2014 – Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, ends her life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.” She had moved to Oregon following her January 1, 2014, prognosis in order to take advantage of the Death with Dignity law. There is no such law in her native California. She garnered a large following advocating for physician-assisted suicide laws via social media.

Oct. 5, 2015 – California Governor Jerry Brown signs into law the End of Life Option Act, which legalizes physician-assisted suicide for Californians with terminal illnesses. In a letter to members of the California State Assembly, Brown wrote that he thought about his own death while considering whether to sign the bill. “I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain. I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill.”

March 10, 2016 – The California legislature adjourns a special session, paving the way for the End of Life Option Act to take effect on June 9.

November 8, 2016 – Colorado voters approve Proposition 106, which includes the Colorado End of Life Options Act. It takes effect on December 16, 2016.

December 19, 2016 – The District of Columbia signs the Death with Dignity Act into law. The Act goes into effect February 18, 2017.

April 5, 2018 – Hawaii’s “Our Care, Our Choice Act” is signed into law. The Act goes into effect January 1, 2019.

May 15, 2018 – California’s Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia overturns the 2016 state law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill adult patients. In his tentative oral ruling, he says it is unconstitutional because the Legislature passed it during a special session convened by Gov. Jerry Brown to address health care-related issues. The state attorney general has five days to file an emergency writ, a type of appeal, to seek a stay and keep the law in place.

May 15, 2018 – Judge Ottolia issues an oral ruling in favor of the plaintiffs and ends physician-assisted suicide in the state of California. A motion to vacate the judgment is rejected. Five days later, Ottolia issues his written opinion. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra requests an immediate stay and appeals to the state’s Court of Appeals. In June, the judgment ending physician-assisted suicide is stayed by the appellate court, making it legal in California again, pending further litigation.

Feb. 27, 2019 – The California Supreme Court affirms the stay issued by the state’s Court of Appeals, making the option of aid in dying legal for terminally-ill adults who meet certain qualifications.

April 12, 2019 – New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy signs the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law. It will allow adults with a prognosis of six months or less to live to get a prescription for life-ending medication. The law requires either a psychiatrist or psychologist must determine that the patient has the mental capacity to make the decision. The law goes into effect on August 1.

June 12, 2019 – Maine Gov. Janet Mills signs the Death with Dignity Act into law. The legislation says mentally competent patients over age 18 with terminal diseases that, “within reasonable medical judgment, produce death within 6 months” can request life-ending medication. It requires those patients to make two verbal and one written request for the medication with waiting periods between the requests and receiving the prescription for lethal medication.

(™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.) Pro-Life News Report Monday, July 29, 2019

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Aqua Man

Years of New York Mayor de Blasio anti-police rhetoric is having an adverse effect on the police officers on the street, as they are more and more disrespected with the latest incident of people throwing water on them.

De Blasio Anti-Police RhetoricPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

Branco’s Faux Children’s Book “APOCALI” ORDER  HERE

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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, the great El Rushbo, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

President Trump Calls Out Al Sharpton And It’s SPOT ON!

Written by K. Walker on July 29, 2019

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Donald J. Trump has an uncanny ability to get people to do very odd things. In this case, the very odd thing is flocking to defend race-baiter, Al Sharpton. Whether his strategy is intentional or not is another thing. It seems intuitive, but perhaps it’s actually a calculated move. One thing is for sure, it’s pretty much Trump’s superpower.

Recently, he managed to leverage the outrage of his tweets against “The Squad” to get all Democrats to embrace them as the leaders of their party. There was a nasty feud in the Democrat party as Speaker Pelosi was trying to reign in the four über-left freshman Congresswomen who were deliberately alienating moderate Democrats and threatening to primary them. It ended with AOC calling Pelosi racist. 

Trump tweeted and that was it. 

Now the Democrats are united… under AOC and her Squad. Is he doing the same thing now that he’s criticizing Democrat districts?

The big News Of The Day™ is that President Trump is criticizing the Baltimore district of Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings. (He has also tweeted about the “disgusting” streets of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district,  and that New Hampshire was a “drug-infested den” but let’s ignore those for now.)

The tweets about the state of the district that Cummings represents has been labeled “racist” by the Powers That Be™ in the Media(D), so, naturally, Al Sharpton is swooping in to capitalize on that.

President Trump called out Sharpton on Twitter:

Trump and Sharpton have a long history that goes all the way back to when President Trump wasn’t seen as racist because race-baiters like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were lining up trying to get him to fund their pet causes.

I guess Donald Trump can just turn the racism on and off, which is kind of weird for a racist.

How unlike Al Sharpton who seems to have only one setting — Maximum Racism.

Al Sharpton has made a career out of race-baiting. He pushed the Tawana Brawley account of the black teen gang-raped by white men, but it was a hoax. He has spoken publicly about “offing” both “crackers” and “pigs” — but he doesn’t really get called out for that. Also, he incited violence against Jews.

We should never forget that Sharpton played a significant role in the Crown Heights riots. Sharpton repeatedly yelled to the angry crowd, “No justice, no peace!” And he has never outright apologized for what took place.


Based on everything we have seen and read, Sharpton never called upon the rioters to stop their anti-Semitism-inspired violence. He never called on the rioters to go home. To the contrary, he stirred them up. And three days of anti-Semitic violence became the Crown Heights riots.

Sharpton’s revisionism only serves to perpetuate the fallacy that the riots erupted organically from some underlying ongoing issues between the African-American and Jewish communities of Crown Heights. In other words, that profound tensions were boiling just beneath the surface and were suddenly unleashed by the tragic death of Gavin Cato.

That is simply untrue. The riots were the product of anti-Semites taking advantage of the tragic death of a child to justify inflicting their violence on innocent people – the Jewish community of Crown Heights – and murdering Yankel Rosenbaum, a Jew from Australia, amid the cries of “Kill the Jew!”

Source: New York Daily news

Sharpton’s legacy is still a problem in New York today.

What a guy, that Sharpton!

Is this an example of President Trump using 12-Dimensional Chess by making leftists defend race-baiter, Al Sharpton?

Because that’s exactly what is happening with the 2020 Democratic hopefuls.

Booker’s camp just had weak sauce:

Sharpton replied on Twitter:

Sharpton called into Morning Joe on MSNBC:

Interesting to note that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski were married in a secret ceremony at the National Archives officiated by… wait for it… Rep. Elijah Cummings(D-MD).

Sharpton also responded on MSNBC:

Followed by a press conference:

Now the Left is clutching their pearls because President Trump has called Al Sharpton a conman. Yeah, this isn’t the first time he’s done that. He said that in 2017 on Fox & Friends. 

Let’s be frank… Al Sharpton is just awful. He can’t even pronounce half of the words on his own show.  It might have something to do with the frequency that Sharpton plays the race card.

Sharpton has said some anti-Semitic things over the years. 

The President just isn’t giving Al Sharpton the R-E-S-P-I-C-T that he so clearly deserves.

Frankly, Sharpton doesn’t deserve R-E-S-P-I-C-T or R-E-S-P-E-C-T, either. The fact that he still has a platform is actually quite shocking.

But then, the left loves them some Rev. Al!

But the feeling is not the same on the right side of the aisle, especially among black conservatives.

We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.


ClashDaily’s Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the ‘intersectional’ crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against ‘white privilege’ education in public schools. She’s also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

Butt-hurt Dems Watch Trump Get ANOTHER Big Win

Written By Kevin Jackson |

Democrats get another loss. How many is that so far? Who cares, as it’s too many to count at this point.

Democrats learn a painful lesson these days: Trump wins in the end. So whatever victories Democrats believe they have are only short-lived.

And Trump got another victory, this one related to his first campaign promise: build that wall!

As Yahoo News reported:

The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the greenlight to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start.

The justices’ decision to lift the freeze on the money allows President Donald Trump to make progress on a major 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term. Trump tweeted after the announcement: “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”

I’ve written many times on the importance of a president with the courts. Trump exemplifies that more than any.

Understand that almost every Obama-era judge has ruled against President Trump. But he persists, and ultimately gets his victory. This time is no different.

The Supreme Court’s action reverses the decision of a trial court, which initially froze the funds in May, and an appeals court, which kept that freeze in place earlier this month. The freeze had prevented the government from tapping approximately $2.5 billion in Defense Department money to replace existing sections of barrier in Arizona, California and New Mexico with more robust fencing.

Though getting what almost all politicians on both sides of the aisles have wanted for decades, Chuck Schumer and other Democrats immediately complained.

Democrats blasted the move Friday night, with Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-Calif.) calling it “a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision.”

Schumer argued the ruling flies in the face of the will of Congress and the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our founders established in the Constitution.”

“It’s a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill,” Schumer added in a statement.

Yet, here is Chuck Schumer in 2008 discussing protecting the border:

Next, here are Schumer and other Democrats discussing protecting America’s border and building the wall.

Fun to watch Democrats learn lessons the hard way.

When you bet against the country, you lose every time.

Some Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by Dana Summers

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