Former Deputy Chief of Staff and 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina doesn’t think Bernie can beat Trump in 2020. During an interview on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, Messina said the Vermont socialist senator would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” thanks to some Democratic National Committee rules changes, but that
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina doesn’t think Bernie can beat Trump in 2020. During an interview on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, Messina said the Vermont socialist senator would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” thanks to some Democratic National Committee rules changes, but that would not be enough because Bernie cannot mobilize the moderates needed to win the election. “The three Democrats who have won the presidency in my lifetime-Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama-have been able to do both.” Messina is absolutely correct, but we’re really going to enjoy watching Bernie make the hard sell of socialism to those who aren’t buying it.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Appearing on the Wednesday episode of ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, former deputy chief of staff and 2012 campaign manager for President Barack Obama, Jim Messina, stated that he doesn’t believe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can beat Trump in 2020.
Messina first noted that Sanders would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” in the Democratic primaries due in part to his team, which, “over the last four years, in delegate meeting after delegate meeting, and DNC meeting after DNC meeting … got the rules changed in a way that really, really helps [Sanders].”
When host Jonathan Karl asked what it would mean for the Democrats to nominate Bernie Sanders, Messina spoke about the internal struggle currently roiling the candidates, which has to do with the direction in which to take the party.
Time magazine has dubbed Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen among its list of “100 most influential people” of 2019, with New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon gushing in the article that she’s “just what the doctor ordered to lead Planned Parenthood” and a “visionary.” Wen memorably tweeted in January that Planned Parenthood’s “core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care.” Wen separately told Kaiser Health News that “We cannot separate out one of our services. That’s not how medicine works.” Only in the mind of a pro-abort does the murder of millions of babes in the womb count as “medicine.” Somewhere we recall reading the words: “First, do no harm.”
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Time magazine named Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen as one of its “100 most influential people” of 2019.
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) April 17, 2019
In a glowing piece about Wen, actress and failed New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon said physician Wen is “just what the doctor ordered” as the person to lead Planned Parenthood.
The Sex and the City star wrote about Wen:
She’s working to expand the sexual- and reproductive-health services offered at Planned Parenthood health centers, including cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, affordable birth control, maternal health services, mental–health counseling and hormone therapy for trans people.
On Jan. 18, a now infamous BuzzFeed story erroneously revealed that estranged Trump attorney Michael Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie-by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did-in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.” What BuzzFeed called “the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia” has now been decisively debunked by Robert Mueller’s report. According to the report, “Cohen said that he and the President did not explicitly discuss whether Cohen’s testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow project would be or was false, and the President did not direct him to provide false testimony. Cohen also said he did not tell the President about the specifics of his planned testimony.” BuzzFeed’s dubious Leftist smear campaign has been exposed for everyone to see. Precisely no one can believe anything they report ever again. In other words, welcome to the MSNBC Club for Dezinformatsiya.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation directly contradicts an explosive BuzzFeed story that claimed Mueller had evidence President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress about a potential Moscow real estate deal.
The Jan. 18 BuzzFeed story claimed that Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.”
The story claimed that Mueller’s office “learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”
Attorney General William Barr ignored House Democrats’ demand to keep the Mueller Report under wraps, choosing instead to unveil it Thursday morning. As late as Wednesday, a group of House Democrats begged Barr not to hold the press conference, calling it “unnecessary and inappropriate” and “designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it.” In reality, it’s more likely that the Left did not want to lose their latest opportunity to perpetuate a new “cover up” collusion conspiracy theory to dog President Trump in the run-up to 2020. Democrats’ silver bullet strategy has gone up in smoke before their eyes, and now they’ll be forced to campaign on the merit of their ideas, which, of course, is something they can’t do so well.
Here’s more from The Hill…
A group of House Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General William Barr to cancel his planned press conference Thursday morning ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“The Department of Justice announced today that the Attorney General will hold a press conference tomorrow morning before Congress has even seen Special Counsel Mueller’s report,” they said in a statement.
“This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it,” they continued.
Millions of dollars from the seemingly limitless left-wing organizations and individuals are pouring in for the common cause of defeating President Trump in 2020. According to a report: “Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash.” The “hydra-like” network raked in $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017 to promote a left-wing agenda. Worse, if the four “sister” groups were tallied as one, it would be the 22nd largest public charity in America, higher even than the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Clinton Foundation. We might even say there is a vast left-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against Donald Trump since the day he announced for president…which might sound a bit familiar Hillary was unavailable for comment on this story.
Here’s more from Fox News…
An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network — pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion — all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.
The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund.
“Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash,” the report says. “The real puppeteer, though, is Arabella Advisors, which has managed to largely conceal its role in coordinating so much of the professional Left’s infrastructure under a mask of ‘philanthropy.’”
Lost without their leader, Obama-era Chemical Safety Board (CSB) members are now attacking each other. According to a March 22 memo, two members of the board scheduled an “URGENT” vote to outmaneuver another in planning its budget for the secretive organization charged with investigating toxic chemical accidents. Its Acting General Counsel Thomas Zoeller even kept budget documents and discussions secret from another board member. All current board members were Obama appointees. It’s just one more example of what’s been happening across the board whether in the EPA, the IRS, or the FBI. When the lights get turned on, the rats begin to scurry about and eat their own.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Manuel Ehrlich turned on his fellow board members in a March 22 memo for forcing through a budget proposal without consulting him.
CSB board members Rick Engler and Kristen Kulinowski declared an “URGENT” vote and passed a proposed operating budget for 2020 on March 6. The two members passed the budget with minimum warning to Ehrlich and without him being present for the vote by declaring the vote urgent. All sitting board members were appointed by former President Barack Obama. (RELATED: Exclusive: ‘This Place Is So Toxic’: Chemical Safety Board Employees Berate Management Over Secrecy)
The CSB is an independent agency responsible for investigating accidents involving toxic chemicals, most often at places like refineries and chemical plants. It is allowed to propose its own budget outside of the White House’s annual proposed budget for executive agencies.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is shifting the fight from the border security stalemate to one focused on revisiting America’s asylum laws, revealing his plan during a Fox News interview on Sunday. “I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it…The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border. Now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop.” Graham is specifically focused on changing the law to allow immigration authorities to send migrant children back to their home countries in Central America, something currently limited to contiguous countries, such as Canada and Mexico. One might imagine that such an idea states the obvious, but common sense isn’t all that common anymore. Whether or not anything at all happens in DC, regardless of the conviction, remains to be seen. We’re not holding our breath.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce a legislative package that would change the country’s asylum laws in an effort to stem the influx of migrants crossing the southern border.
The South Carolina Republican revealed his immigration plan during an interview Sunday.
“I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it. I think all Americans should want both parties to fix this problem,” Graham told Fox News. “The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop, so I’ll be introducing a package — and hopefully with Democratic support — that will change our asylum laws. Ninety percent of the people apply for asylum never make it, so the standard needs to change.”
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Graham said he plans to put together the legislative package once Congress returns to Washington, D.C., from recess on April 29. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham helms, will then mark up the measure, he said.
The rights of some are more equal than others according to a district judge involved in the latest case of forcing transgender “rights” in America’s public schools. According to Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, allowing biological boys to use biological girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms can proceed because girls have no rights to “visual bodily privacy.” In his opinion, “bodily privacy” only refers to being physically touched, not gawked at. “[S]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list,” the judge wrote. The lawsuit comes in the wake of a 2016 determination by the district to allow boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ locker rooms in order to stop the Obama Department of Education from nixing its $6 million in federal funding. If the Left prevails, all of us will eventually be liberated from our bodies, free to do whatever we want, whenever, and with/to whomever. Sounds like a perfect paradise [insert dripping sarcasm].
Here’s more from World Tribune…
While allowing a lawsuit to proceed against an Illinois school district which allows transgender students to use the facilities of their choice, a federal judge threw out the student-plaintiffs’ argument that they have the right to “bodily privacy,” saying that right refers to physically being touched by others, “not visual bodily privacy.”
Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Chicago Township High School District 211, which adopted the Obama-era transgender policy permitting boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.
The judge informed the girls who are suing the school district, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), that, “[s]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list.”
The “heartbeat bill” was finally signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) Thursday after being vetoed twice by self-proclaimed pro-life former Governor John Kasich. The legislation will protect unborn babies at around six weeks gestation from abortion except when the life of the mother is at risk. Kasich had cited legal expenses as a reason for not signing previous versions of this legislation. Surprising no one, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is promising to sue. The bill joins similar bills in other states that promise court challenges in the coming months as a direct affront to Roe v. Wade.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Pro-lifers in Ohio are celebrating having a “real” pro-life representative in the governor’s mansion after Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, signed a so-called “heartbeat bill” into law on Thursday — legislation that was twice vetoed by allegedly pro-life former Governor John Kasich.
“The signing of this bill today is consistent with that respect for life and the imperative to protect those who cannot protect themselves,” DeWine said before signing the bill, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The legislation protects unborn babies with beating hearts, which can be detectable at around six weeks gestation, from the fatal procedure of abortion.
The bill, which includes an exception for the life of the mother, was introduced to the House on Tuesday and signed by the governor by 3:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.
Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just keeps the idiotic statements coming. This time she rushed to the defense of fellow idiot Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is already facing furious backlash for minimizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.” In good Lefty fashion, AOC not only mocked war vet Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) but pulled the victim card, tweeting that criticism of herself and Omar “is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.” She also slammed the New York Post for its ultimate takedown of Omar by posting her “some people did something” over the iconic image of the 9/11 Twin Tower post-crash inferno. Kudos to the Post for the AOC reality check.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued to go to bat for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) on Thursday after Omar trivialized the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” claiming that she and Omar were both victims of the political Right.
Ocasio-Cortez, who defended Omar by mocking war hero Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on Twitter, also falsely claimed that criticism of her and Omar “is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”
“The levels to which Republican and conservative groups, whether they are official party apparatuses, sending out emails, calling me and others domestic terrorists, or whether it’s Ruppert Murdoch and the New York Post printing on the front page to circulate all around New York City an image that is incredibly upsetting and triggering for New Yorkers that were actually there and were actually in the radius that woke up one morning or were in their schools and didn’t know if they were going to see their parents at the end of the day, to elicit such an image for such a transparently and politically motivated attack on Ilhan,” Ocasio-Cortez rambled.