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Watch: GOP Ad Should Run Non-Stop Until 2020, Shows Chilling Leftist Violence


Reported By Cillian Zeal | August 10, 2018 at 7:55am

What are the stakes in the election this fall? Is it just control of the House or Senate? Momentum going into the 2020 election? Well, there is that, but something more: the possibility that thuggish intimidation runs roughshod over our political process. (Warning: Video below contains some graphic images.)

Those may be harsh words, but that’s essentially the only way to describe what the American left has been involved in since they lost the White House on Nov. 8, 2016. Threats, violence, demagogy, racism — all of these have been the stock-in-trade of the Democrats and their surrogates ever since that day.

If you don’t believe me, the GOP has assembled a greatest hits list of some of the behavior the left has engaged in since the last election.

Take a look: 

The video opens with a graffito that reads “Revolution or Death” with Bernie Sanders’ voice overlaid, talking about how the “radical ideas” America wouldn’t even consider a few years ago are seeping into the mainstream. If that sounds bad enough, it’s arguably the sanest thing you’ll see for the next minute and seven seconds.

Then, we move onto Kathy Griffin holding up the bloodied, effigial head of the president of the United States.

Then, it’s a burned-out car from said president’s inauguration. Over this, Nancy Pelosi intones, “I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country.”

And then it’s Maxine Waters’ most infamous rant: “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere.”

And then it’s Samantha Bee, calling Ivanka Trump a feckless c***.” (They mercifully left out the part right after where she suggests Ivanka seduce her dad; I suppose that was just a little too much for everyone involved.)

And then it was Bee’s fellow comedienne, Michelle Wolf, calling White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “an Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women” at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

And then there’s Bill Maher hoping for economic collapse, Johnny Depp calling for President Donald Trump’s assassination, Madonna saying she wanted to see the White House blown up and Snoop Dogg “shooting” a thinly-disguised version of Trump during a music video.

The ad closes with a caption that reads: “The Left in 2018: Unhinged.”

And that’s pretty much where we are in 2018. Any sort of outré behavior on the left side of the aisle is excused as some sort of legitimate reaction to Trump.

The sad thing is, these are just the major incidents that most of us remember. There are plenty of other Democrat politicians and Hollywood stars (who will eventually try and become Democrat politicians, no doubt) who have engaged in minor-key acts of disgraceful behavior.

This isn’t just about checks and balances this fall. It’s about the very future of our body politic. Trump isn’t on the ballot in 2018, but sanity is. If America rewards the left for this behavior, it’s only going to get worse. That’s why this commercial should run at every opportunity between now and 2020 — just to remind our country how the opposition acts when they don’t get their way.

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


Leap of Faith

To their own possible detriment, Democrat party appears to be lurching hard left into socialism if not all out communism.

Democrats Are Socialist

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How Americans View Republican Policies Has Changed Drastically in Last 4 Months


Reported By Robert Donachie | April 17, 2018 at 8:56am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/how-americans-view-republican-policies-has-changed-drastically-in-last-4-months/

More American voters want the Republican party to remain in charge of the economy and tax policy, according to an NBC News/WSJ poll released Monday evening. The two media outlets found that 35 percent of Americans believe the Republican Party is better suited to handle the economy, compared with 28 percent who think Democrats have the better economic policies.

Roughly four months ago, Democrats had the upper hand. Thirty-five percent of American voters thought Democrats were the better choice in December — the same month Republicans passed the 2017 tax reform bill. The party now holds a slim 2 percent advantage over Democrats on the question of who has the better tax policy. Democrats had a 4 percentage point advantage in December.

Americans remain divided on whether or not the 2017 tax reform bill was a net-positive. Only 27 percent of Americans think the bill was a good idea, while 34 percent say they don’t know enough about the bill and 36 percent say it wasn’t a good idea.

A slim majority of Americans — 53 percent — think it is likely a negative because of expectations that it will greatly increase the federal deficit. Americans also believe the bill was a giveaway to the wealthy and major corporations.

Recent findings from government oversight officials work to back up Americans’ growing federal deficit concerns. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office expects the Republican tax reform bill and 2018 congressional budget agreement will grow the economy over the coming years, but also add nearly $2 trillion to federal deficit over the next decade.

The CBO released analysis earlier in April detailing how the federal budget deficit will be $804 billion in 2018 and exceed $1 trillion in 2020. Publicly held U.S. debt will total $28.671 trillion by the end of 2028, amounting to over 96 percent of U.S. gross domestic product that year.

Republican tax cuts are expected, as leadership has repeatedly claimed, to grow the economy over the next two years. Real GDP will expand 3.3 percent in 2018 and 2.4 percent in 2019. Starting in 2020, those gains are expected to taper off. The CBO expects real GDP to grow 1.8 percent in 2020, continuing at an average annual rate of 1.7 percent from 2020-2026.

While the deficit remains a concern, the tax bill has shown and is expected to show some other net-benefits for the American people.  Hundreds of corporations and small businesses announced bonuses and wage increases following the bill’s signing last December, although many have decried the moves as simply a public relations stunt.

Americans filed their first tax returns under the new Republican tax plan Tuesday, a first litmus test for voters and politicians as to how effective the tax cuts will end up being. Tax cuts are also expected to bring nearly $2 trillion in capital held overseas back to the United States, according to a United Nations Conference on Trade and Developments report.

The U.N. expects the Republican tax law could lead to the repatriation of roughly $2 trillion in funds that American multinationals are holding overseas. U.N. analysts attribute their predictions to the dramatic cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

A version of this article previously appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website. 

Monica Lewinsky Breaks Silence, Reveals the Horrific Thing Bill Clinton Really Did to Her


Reported By Joe Saunders | March 10, 2018 at 10:27am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/monica-lewinsky-breaks-silence-clinton/

Democrats trying to ride the #MeToo movement to a blue wave in November just hit a major snag. After a failed presidential candidate ran on an “I’m with her” slogan, and amid nationwide revulsion over seemingly endless revelations of sexual misconduct by powerful men (overwhelmingly liberals) against women, the setup for a Democrat midterm campaign aimed at turning out liberal women in huge numbers seemed set.

But now comes the most infamous White House intern in history to remind America how badly that “I’m with her” candidate treated a woman who’d been preyed on – and how the Democratic Party really feels about women who come between the party and political power.

In a 3,500-word essay for Vanity Fair this month, former White House intern/Bill Clinton paramour Monica Lewinsky offered a new take on her side of the scandal that convulsed the country and nearly drove the 42nd president from office.

And even for conservatives who remember the late 1990s, it’s a reminder of the horrific treatment Lewinsky received at Bill Clinton’s hands. Lewinsky called her affair with Bill Clinton a “gross abuse of power” and alluded to the way Hillary Clinton and fellow Democrats tried to smear her as an “unstable stalker.” She noted that the road to the affair was “littered with inappropriate abuse of authority, station, and privilege. (Full stop.)”

“Now, at 44, I’m beginning (just beginning) to consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern,” she wrote. “I’m beginning to entertain the notion that in such a circumstance the idea of consent might well be rendered moot.”

And every one of those words shows that Democrats are lying when they claim to be the party that protects women.

For liberals — even for the ones too young to remember the 1990s personally — the Clinton years are what the party aspires to be. And the Clinton machine — the one that rigged the 2016 primary to ensure Hillary’s victory — won’t have it any other way. Hillary was supposed to have been the one who stood up for women’s rights, particularly when she delivered a famous speech in China (The New York Times called it a hint of Clinton’s future presidential run).

She built her campaign around the whole “first woman president” idea, making much of her ability to break the “glass ceiling” of being the first woman to win the nomination of a major party for president. (Former Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina took that claim apart in an interview just as the 2016 Democratic National Convention was getting started.)

And in 2018, Democrats are planning to use the women’s issue again in midterm elections to try to cripple the presidency of Donald Trump. But Lewinsky’s essay is going to be a reminder of just what the Democratic Party was willing to do on Bill Clinton’s behalf in the 1990s, when he looked America in the eye on television and talked about a young White House intern like she was a two-dollar streetwalker in Little Rock.

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” Clinton said in televised address in January 1998, wagging his finger for emphasis.

Well, “that woman” remembered it differently. And she was in the unfortunate position to know. (One of her dresses was in an unfortunate position too, as it turned out.) But Democrats locked arms to protect Clinton then, and Hillary famously branded the young Lewinsky a narcissistic loony toon.”

Lewinsky was a threat to their political power then, and Clinton-machine Democrats are ruthless when it comes to threats to their power — as Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Wiley can all confirm.

Lewinsky’s essay is a reminder of just how badly Democrats treat women who get in the way of their agenda. All the posturing in the world isn’t going to change that — and let’s hope the 2018 midterms prove it.

GOP Effort To Rescind Obama Regulation Fails After 3 Republican Senators Join Ranks With Democrats


URL of the original posting site: http://www.westernjournalism.com/gop-effort-rescind-obama-regulation-fails-3-republican-senators-join-ranks-democrats/

Three Senate Republicans joined ranks with Democrats on Wednesday to reject overturning an Obama-era regulation limiting methane emission from oil and gas drilling. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, joined ranks with Senate Democrats, leaving only 49 votes in support of revoking the Bureau of Land Management rule, two votes shy of the 51 votes needed.

While Graham and Collins had previously made public their intention to vote against the measure, McCain’s came as a surprise.

Vice President Mike Pence had traveled to the Capitol in the event his vote was needed to break a tie vote in the Senate.

The Obama administration’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule is primarily intended to reduce the waste of methane gasses released during oil and gas production.

“Between 2009 and 2015, oil and gas producers on public and Indian lands vented, flared and leaked about 462 billion cubic feet of natural gas. That’s enough gas to supply about 6.2 million households for a year,” states a fact sheet on the regulation.

Wasted natural gas amounts to $23 million annually in royalty revenue for the Federal government and States that share it, according to a 2010 Government Accountability Office report. In addition to cost saving, the regulation was also intended to help the environment. Methane, the primary component in natural gas, is about 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide and accounts for nine percent of U.S. gas emissions.

Supporters of the regulation say the benefits of lowering waste during the natural gas production process is a win-win for both sides of the political aisle.

“This rule unites people who care about a traditional set of issues related to air quality, but also people who don’t want to see the American government waste resources and tax dollars,” said Chris Saeger of the Western Values Project.

However, opponents of the rule, such as the Independent Petroleum Association of America, say the regulation is outside the authority of the Bureau of Land Management and imposes “costly and duplicative” regulations on the producers of natural gas.

The IPAA says the best way to reduce waste during natural gas production is to increase pipeline capacities, not more government mandates.

“IPAA continues to educate Senate offices on the costly and duplicative burden that the [Bureau of Land Management] rule, which is essentially an air quality rule and is outside the congressionally given authority of the BLM, places on U.S. independent producers’ businesses,” said Neal Kirby, the spokesperson for IPAA.

Senate Republicans had hoped to revoke the methane rule under the Congressional Review Act, which prevents the government from making a similar rule in the future that is “substantially the same” as the one it overturned.

“I think we can replace it with a better reg, rather than a CRA,” Graham said in March of the resolution.

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Uta, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said Graham’s reasoning for voting against the methane rule change was ignorant.

“Sen. Graham doesn’t live in the West, and doesn’t understand these issues, clearly,” Bishop said.

Following the failure of the legislative branch to repeal the Obama regulation, President Trump’s Interior Department still has the option to repeal the methane rule through an exhaustive rulemaking process.

ANTIFA and the Looney Left


Authored by Jim Shempert | Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

ANTIFA and the Looney Left

Here is a look at ANTIFA, how they represent the new face of the Democratic Party, and what it all means for America.

Maybe we have reached a point in America’s history where bi-partisanship is dead. I certainly hope not; that is never what the founders intended. You win some, and you lose some. That has been a standard of life for many years. – Jim Shempert

Have you ever heard of ANTIFA? Admittedly, I live in the heartland, so when I saw the riots in Berkeley, I had to do some research on who/what ANTIFA is. To me, it looked like a bunch of spoiled Millennials dressed in black screaming, shouting, and threatening anyone who doesn’t agree with them. Sort of sounds like one party in Washington, but I digress. 

ANTIFA supposedly stands against fascism; it is an abbreviation for “anti-fascist.” Interesting, because I would say 99.9% of Americans would agree on standing against fascism. (As I recall, we dealt a destructive blow to fascism in the ‘40s, and it has made no significant comeback since.) 

ANTIFA is actually a radical communist group. Their funding comes mainly from George Soros, and thus, they get paid to be a “fly in the ointment.” They claim lofty ideals, but all they really stand for is radical communism. In doing some research for this blog, I watched several videos on ANTIFA, the Berkeley riots, and other ANTIFA related groups around the world. ANTIFA’s main tactic is chaos, shouting down anyone with whom they disagree with calls of fascist, racist, bigot, etc. 

ANTIFA is not the problem. Again, they are largely made up of a tiny group of Millennials dressed in black hoodies and bandannas who always got a trophy for what they did, were never told “no,” and have no coping ability in the world around them. 

Newsflash: Struggle brings maturity. Eating ramen noodles in a tiny apartment while scraping together just enough pennies to pay the rent actually builds character. 

I voted for Donald Trump, but he undoubtedly has his warts. I have no great devotion to the man, other than the fact that I dread what the other candidate would have furthered in America. That sets me apart from liberals from the last eight years. Trump is not divine; he was the better of the two options from my perspective. He has hit a home run with Neil Gorsuch but has failed on the Obamacare repeal. Let’s be honest, the Obama years were catastrophic for anyone with common sense. Barack Obama did more to attack Christians than any president in our history. That’s not to mention the economy, national security, immigration, etc. So, when I weighed the options of continuing that path or averting it, I chose to avert it. 

The problem with ANTIFA is, by and large, they are representing the new face of the Democratic Party. There is no longer disagreement on issues. You are allowed to agree with the left, or you are immediately shouted down as a racist, bigot, or the like. There is no middle ground. They are totalitarian in their efforts. It’s victory or death with them. As I watched the videos from Berkeley, I saw unhinged children who didn’t win the game, so they cried, threatened others, and ultimately took their ball and went home. That only happened after they attempted to attack a pro-Trump crowd and were promptly handed their behinds. 

The question I have for my more liberal friends is this: How many losses do you have to take before you realize that you are the problem? Daily I see articles about why Hillary Clinton did not win, yet never once have I seen one from the left that says that Hillary was to blame. Again, giving a child a trophy when he loses is a bad idea. As I type this, of 50 states, the GOP controls 33 statehouses. Thirty-three to seventeen is lopsided any way you look at it. 

Luckily for these ANTIFA tadpoles, this was in California. In most of the heartland, if you throw a rock or a bottle and hit someone in the head, whoever is president is going to be your last worry. 

Maybe we have reached a point in America’s history where bi-partisanship is dead. I certainly hope not; that is never what the founders intended. You win some, and you lose some. That has been a standard of life for many years. 

ANTIFA, and to a growing extent, the left, in general, may have to look itself in the mirror and have a hard conversation. Maybe America is not racist, sexist, or homophobic, among other things.  

Maybe, America doesn’t like what you are selling. Maybe America just doesn’t like your policies. Maybe America is tired of identity politics and being called something she is not just because it justifies your argument. Maybe that’s why since Barrack Obama was elected president, Democrats have lost 900 state legislature seats, 12 governorships, 69 House seats, and 13 Senate seats. 

Maybe it’s you.

 

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Liberal Politicians Push Bill to Outlaw Non-Approved Speech on the Internet


Authored By Onan Coca March 17, 2017

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Today’s Democrat Party really is full of liberal fascists who would like nothing more than to control every aspect of the lives of the people. I know this because I’ve read the most recent draft of a bill being pushed through the New York state House and Senate.

The bill is being called the right to be forgotten act but would be more aptly named “you can only write things on the internet that the government give you permission to write.” The bill “requires search engines, indexers, publishers and any other persons or entities which make available, on or through the internet or other widely used computer-based network, program or service, information about an individual to remove such information, upon the request of the individual, within thirty days of such request.”

From New York Assembly Bill 5323, introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by State Sen. Tony Avella), a bill aimed at securing a “right to be forgotten”:

  • Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
  • “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
  • “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
  • “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
  • “which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
  • “is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”
  • “especially when considered in light of the financial, reputational and/or demonstrable other harm that the information … is causing to the requester’s professional, financial, reputational or other interest,”
  • “with the exception of content related to convicted felonies, legal matters relating to violence, or a matter that is of significant current public interest, and as to which the requester’s role with regard to the matter is central and substantial.”

Failure to comply with the courts decision would leave the author of the work or the search engine that hadn’t pulled the material liable to pay a fine of $250 a day.

The Washington Post’s Eugene Volokh (also of the Volokh Conspiracy) writes that newspapers, online books, and even online encyclopedia’s would have to be censored whenever a judge and jury found (or the author expected them to find) that the speech was “no longer material to current public debate or discourse.”’

Can someone please inform the liberal activists who seem to be inventing new rights at ever increasing speed that this isn’t how “rights” work. “Rights” are a guarantee they cannot be either given nor taken away. “Rights” are granted by God and apply to all people, the problem is that some governments rule wickedly over their people so those people are unable to exercise their rights without risking life and limb.

Ironically though the legislators pushing this bill are seeking to invent one right by undermining another. For there to exist a “right to be forgotten,” then the (actual) “right to free speech” must be destroyed, and this bill does indeed destroy the right to free speech.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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