Ohio Democrat Representative Janine Boyd is targeting black babies with a detectable heartbeat for abortion. Her amendment to a heartbeat bill before the legislature states that “African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 to 2919.196 of the Revised Code.” Boyd defended the deliberate race-based lack of protection for black babies in slavery terms, saying: “I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves….” Mark Harrington, president of the pro-life group Created Equal, responded: “To suggest that only African-American babies with detectable heartbeats should be killed in Ohio is shocking racism not befitting of a representative of the Ohio House.” Indeed. The Democratic Party has become the party of radical liberation…but only for humans already born.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
On Tuesday, a Democrat in the Ohio House of Representatives tried to remove protections for black babies in the heartbeat bill currently before the legislature. She argued that allowing black mothers to kill their unborn babies even if their babies have a detectible heartbeat would help America move beyond the dehumanizing legacy of slavery. This argument is painfully ironic, since by making it, the Democrat dehumanized the black babies in the womb — on the basis of race.
Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) filed an amendment stating that “African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 to 2919.196 of the Revised Code.”
She defended the amendment in terms of reversing the legacy of slavery.
“I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” Boyd testified on Tuesday. “I consider how many masters raped their slaves.
Ever desperate to portray fictional climate change as a national security crisis, socialist celebutante Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is blaming “global warming” for the illegal immigrant invasion at the U.S.-Mexico border. AOC tweeted: “The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants. But have you ever noticed they never talk about what’s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.” Unfortunately for the open borders Left, “it’s too hot outside” doesn’t qualify as a legitimate excuse for asylum in the U.S.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed climate change is a “major factor” of the global migrant crisis after earlier suggesting that the United States would have “blood on our hands” if legislation is not passed to tackle climate change.
“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?
“Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”
But for many migrants traveling from Central America, violent crime and extreme poverty are the driving forces of migration.
Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign is showing signs of flailing about as much as his arms. The failed Senate candidate shot off from the fund-raising starting line raking in a cool $6.1 million in a day but has since been bested by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is not actually a candidate…yet. What’s more is that Beto appears to be high-centered among the now 18-strong gaggle of Democrats vying to oust Trump. Even more ominous may be the signs that Beto is failing miserably in the Midwest, as he veers further Left in his rhetoric with newcomer Mayor Pete Buttigieg the newest recipient of the media’s drooling. All in all, Beto could likely become just another political obituary in the cemetery of heir apparents that never got past Iowa. Time will tell.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to be president started out well enough, but things haven’t exactly taken off as expected for the former Member of Congress and once-failed Senate candidate from Texas.
O’Rourke’s fundraising began with a bang; the candidate, who had never before launched a national campaign, raised $6.1 million in under 24 hours, besting a previous record set by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). But unlike Sanders, O’Rourke’s numbers haven’t gone up since he announced his interest in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and according to Politico, he’s mired in the middle of the pack, competing against only second-string candidates.
Sanders is “far ahead” in both polling and fundraising (though he’s still running several points behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t even entered the race yet), and O’Rourke is now trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who quickly supplanted O’Rourke as the young upstart Democratic “golden child,” raising an impressive $7 million in just a few days on the stump, and drawing much larger crowds and much more media attention.
Barack Obama’s favorite topic for conversation continues to be himself, with the former president reaching a new level of narcissism: referring to himself 467 times in a single speech in Berlin this past weekend. The transcript revealed that Obama used the “I” word 312 times, “Me” 33, “My” 43, “I’d” 9, “I’m” 61, and “Myself” 9 times. Here’s a quick sample: “It’s been over ten years since I spoke to a slightly larger crowd in front of the Victory Column when I was running for president. I had a little less gray hair then, and since then I’ve been back to Germany I think at least ten times. I’ve been to Europe countless times.” No matter where he speaks, the topic always comes back to Barack Obama and how lucky we are to have him among us.
Here’s more from American Thinker…
The post-presidential era of his life seems to be a bit of a challenge to the ego of Barack Hussein Obama. Never shy about referring to himself while president, now that that man in the White House is reversing his policies and spectacularly succeeding it’s got to be hard on his self-esteem. And let’s not forget the psychological pressure that may be building in the wake of the collapse of the Russia Hoax and the possible investigation of its origins.
So, what’s a comparatively young (age 57) man with decades of life ahead to do to compensate? Self-reflection and personal growth are out of the question, of course (this is Barack Obama, after all, the man who claimed to better at everything than his aides charged with speech-writing, economic policy and much more), so it appears that defensive ego boosting is his chosen course.
As it happens, the venue for his speech was Berlin, where in 2008 he addressed the largest crowd of his career. I don’t know the size of his audience yesterday in Berlin, but it had to be a tiny fraction of the 100,000+ he faced back when things were going his way.
The University of Kansas is veering far Left with a new course entitled “Angry White Male Studies.” Students will examine white males in “America and Britain” to explore “manifestations of male anger” and “dominant and subordinate masculinities” but only among white males. The class, which requires a prerequisite course or the instructor’s permission, will be offered beginning this fall. So now the Ivory Tower is requiring young students to undergo propaganda in which they’ll be programmed against “white privilege” and “toxic masculinity.” Brilliant. And the Left wonders why Trump is performing so well among blue-collar voters.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The University of Kansas will be offering a new course called “Angry White Male Studies” beginning in the 2019 fall semester. The course is said to examine the “angry white male” and the “deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger.”
A new course, entitled, “Angry White Male Studies” at the University of Kansas (KU) will be focusing on white males in “America and Britain,” and will examine supposed “manifestations of male anger, as well as “dominant and subordinate masculinities” among white males.
“Angry White Male Studies” will be offered at KU in the 2019 fall semester in both the Humanities and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments, and even requires a prerequisite course — or the instructor’s permission — in order to enroll for the course, according to the course description on the university’s website.
Former Representative Trey Gowdy (R) argued this week that the Mueller report was left “open-ended” concerning whether or not President Trump obstructed justice. In turn, this is helping the anti-Trump Left continue their conspiracy theory and impeachment pursuits. Gowdy pointed that the message to Congress is essentially: “That’s for you to decide. We’re going to punt it to you.” This “vagueness” in the report is what appears to be fueling Democrats’ ongoing conspiracy-driven hunt for a smoking gun against Trump. The question is whether or not that helps them in 2020. If the GOP’s losses in 1998 during the Lewinsky scandal are any clue, the answer is demonstrably negative.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision not to offer up a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice stems from serious uncertainty over the law.
That’s according to former congressman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy, who gave a lengthy, candid interview to Bill Hemmer on the latest “Hemmer Time” podcast.
“There is some unsettled law on exactly what a president can do. I mean, a president could pardon you today, Bill, before you were ever charged,” Gowdy told Hemmer.
“A president can call the United States attorney and say, ‘look, I’m going to pardon Bill Hemmer so don’t even waste your time.’”
“I think it’s an open-ended question — can a president obstruct an investigation? Surely if you spoliate evidence, if you encourage witnesses to lie, of course, that’s obstruction of justice.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 Thursday to move two of President Trump’s Ninth Circuit nominees to the Senate floor for a vote. Judges Kenneth Lee and Daniel Collins were chosen last year for seats on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is regarded as the country’s most liberal appeals court. Democrats have slow-walked the nominations over concerns ranging from college writings and personalities to work for conservative think tanks. If these nominations are approved, 11 of the judges will be appointed by Republicans compared with 16 by Democrats, with two more vacancies remaining. At this pace, the most liberal court in the country could quickly mirror the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Two nominees to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a target of President Trump’s ire, cleared a major hurdle Thursday as they won approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The panel voted 12-10 along party lines to advance the nominations of Kenneth Lee and Daniel Collins, who were first chosen by Trump last year for seats on the 9th Circuit, considered to be the country’s most liberal appeals court.
The nominations will now head to the Senate floor for a vote.
Lee came under scrutiny by Democrats on the panel for his college writings on sexual assault, race, and LGBT rights, which were not initially turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Among the writings was one titled “Ebonics at Cornell,” in which he defended The Cornell Review for an article that was a parody of Ebonics.
A new Federal Election Commission complaint alleges that socialist darling Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, ran a “subsidy scheme” in violation of campaign finance laws to fund her campaign for Congress. The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges that Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC undercharged clients, such as Ocasio-Cortez. It could afford to do so because, in turn, it was subsidizing its losses with PAC money from Justice Democrats PAC and Brand New Congress PAC. If true, this is highly illegal and could lead to jail time. We expect more than a few centrist Democrats are quietly wringing their hands at the opportunity to rid themselves of this stain on their party. All the more reason we hope AOC beats the charges; she’s the best gift to conservatives since, well, Hillary.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her campaign manager ran a “subsidy scheme,” according to a new Federal Election Commission complaint that alleges they abused campaign finance laws.
The complaint, filed Wednesday, claims Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, used PAC money funneled through an LLC to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”
The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC, which took on Ocasio-Cortez on as a client, was charging clients under market value and subsidizing losses with PAC money; therefore, providing candidates who signed on to the LLC with illegal campaign contributions.
Already under fire in nearly a dozen states across America, the Electoral College is now under attack by a group of Senate Democrats who want to abolish it just in time for 2020. At least one of the Left’s presidential candidates is already championing the measure. Democratic candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (CA) defended her support, arguing: “The Electoral College has distorted the outcome of elections and disenfranchised millions of voters, and I think that’s wrong.” If successful, abolishing the Electoral College would turn America’s presidential election into a mob rule popularity contest run by large cities and the most populated states in the U.S., such as New York and California. A similar measure has already been introduced in the House by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN). Leave it to Leftist Democrats to undermine the framers’ wisdom and let the outcome of presidential elections be determined by mass hysteria. Memo to the left: Athens is calling; they want their instrument of self-destruction back.
Here’s more from Fox News…
A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a measure to do away with the Electoral College, picking up on a talking point that has caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
The measure serves as companion legislation to one put forward in the House by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and counts one presidential candidate — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — among its co-sponsors. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and Brian Schatz of Hawaii also sponsored the resolution.
The Electoral College has been the focus of renewed Democratic criticism in the wake of President Trump’s 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.
“Before the 2000 election, I introduced a bipartisan resolution to amend the Constitution and create a system of direct election for presidents,” Durbin said in a statement.
The ACLU is doubling down on its attack against the First Amendment freedom of religion to force Catholics to violate their constitutionally protected rights. The liberal activist lawyers are now targeting St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California, for conscientiously objecting to surgically changing a biological woman to a man. The ACLU slammed the hospital for its allegedly discriminatory practices for performing hysterectomies on patients in medically necessary cases but not performing one on the transgender patient. Once upon a time, the ACLU actually fought for civil liberties. Now they’re just an activist shill for every fringe issue du jour.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Religious freedom? What religious freedom?
I’m pretty sure that I’ve written those same two questions to open an article in the past. No doubt, considering how rapidly society is transforming, I will plagiarize myself again before everything is said and done. This time, I ask the questions because the ACLU has sued St. Joseph hospital in Eureka, Calif., for refusing to perform surgery on a woman who thinks she is a man.
Oliver Knight (I don’t know her real name) explains in an article published on the ACLU’s website that the hysterectomy she was scheduled to have was the next surgery in the process of sex reassignment. She confesses that:
Since I was a kid, I’ve felt like my body didn’t match my soul. I felt uncomfortable in clothes. I felt disgusting when I showered. Everything felt wrong, but it took me a while to figure out why.