Big govt, Politics

First Order of Democratic House: Impeach Trump

California Democrat Brad Sherman used the first day of the new Democratic House to deliver on his party’s promises to impeach President Trump. Sherman reintroduced legislation dating back to 2017, which accuses the president of obstructing the FBI Russia investigation. He and cosponsor Representative Al Green (D-TX) claim the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is proof positive. “There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman argued to the Los Angeles Times. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.” Translation: Democrats are hell-bent on roadblocking Donald Trump at every turn, first by hamstringing his reelection with the specter of impeachment. In so doing, they may only further confirm the likelihood of a second term.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A California Democrat is wasting no time trying to impeach President Trump as the Democratic Party retakes control of the House.

Rep. Brad Sherman plans to reintroduce a measure Thursday — the first day of Democratic control of the chamber — that accuses Trump of obstructing justice in the Russia investigation. Sherman listed the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as proof of the alleged obstruction.

“There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.”

Sherman originally introduced the measure in 2017 with Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.

“I author Articles of Impeachment not to change our national policy,” Sherman said in a statement at the time.

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Big govt, Politics

Bernie Gets Burned for Climate Remarks

Self-proclaimed socialist phenom Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) sounded the climate alarm on Tuesday, claiming that climate change merited the same degree of priority and response as “a devastating military attack.” Sanders foamed through Twitter, “We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet. And we must respond accordingly.” Jim Hanson replied wryly, wondering if Bernie is “gonna nuke the Sun?” Indeed. And if global warming is such a threat, shouldn’t we move to DEFCON 1 and declare war on the weather? Insert facepalm.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was widely mocked after he claimed on Tuesday that the United States should respond to climate change the same way it would respond to “a devastating military attack.”

“We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet,” Sanders tweeted. “And we must respond accordingly.”

Sanders’ tweet drew widespread mockery on social media:

 

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

House Dems Gear up for Climate Fight

House Democrats are ready to hit the ground running next week when they officially take control of the lower chamber in the new session, and they’re starting with a new and novel Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee will be led by Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL), presently a member of the House Energy Committee, and will focus on “reducing pollution, growing green jobs, and expanding climate-related national security concerns.” Nancy Pelosi explained, “The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation.” In what may be a momentary instance of brilliance, socialist-elect Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retorted that the panel “sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.” That May be a bit too generous.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are preparing to take control of the lower chamber next week by forming a new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis — but some members of the caucus aren’t happy.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the caucus’ choice for the next speaker of the House, today announced the appointment of Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to lead the select panel.

“She will bring great experience, energy and urgency to the existential threat of the climate crisis,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This committee will be critical to the entire Congress’s mission to respond to the urgency of this threat, while creating the good-paying, green jobs of the future.”

She called Castor, who has served in Congress since 2007, “a proven champion for public health and green infrastructure, who deeply understands the scope and seriousness of this threat.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

“Pocahontas” Launches 2020 Committee

Uber-left crusader Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced on Monday she’s launching a White House exploratory committee for a 2020 bid. During the announcement, Warren blasted the federal government, arguing that it “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling out the “corruption, pure and simple.” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel quickly retorted, “Senator Warren couldn’t be more out of touch. Americans will see her for what she is: another extreme far-left obstructionist and a total fraud.” Indeed. What’s more, she’s a hypocrite. Warren is supported by some of the wealthiest corporations in the land, and she’s not all that impoverished herself either. But then again hypocrisy is par for the Democrats’ course.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she is filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, taking her first major step toward a 2020 run for the White House.

“Today, I’m launching an exploratory committee for president,” Warren, 69, a Democrat, said in a video released to supporters.

In her announcement, the liberal firebrand argued government “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling it “corruption, pure and simple.”

“That’s not how government is supposed to work,” Warren said. “You know it. I know it. And we know it is time to fight back.”

As for details about her campaign, Warren said she’ll “announce a plan” early in the new year.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections.

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Big govt, Politics

Ohio Lawmakers Override Kasich Veto of Gun Fix

Under cover of the hectic Christmas season, Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) vetoed a proposal rightly putting the burden of proof on prosecutors in cases of self-defense shootings. That’s when Ohio lawmakers overrode the veto of H.B. 228 despite Kasich’s adamant claims that it violated the state’s “home rule” and local government sovereignty in enforcing firearm legislation. Kasich instead shared his preference for “red flag” laws rather than legislation fixing the premise of guilt for gun owners in keeping with America’s constitutional right to due process. Once a self-professed moderate, Kasich has clearly jumped the fence for greener, Leftist pastures. Any thought of running for president in the future may already be up in (gun)smoke.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The state Senate in Ohio has overridden a veto from Gov. John Kasich on a gun proposal that pushes the burden of proof to prosecutors in shootings involving self-defense.

The Republican governor on Dec. 20 vetoed House Bill 228. The state Senate then convened after Christmas session and the GOP-majority chamber overrode Kasich’s veto.

H.B. 228 makes several changes to Ohio’s law regarding firearms. One of the most notable involves adjudication of self-defense shooting cases. The burden is now pushed from defendants to prosecutors to show the accused did not use their weapons “in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person’s residence.”

“This has never been the law in Ohio,” Kasich wrote in his veto statement. “The defendant has always had the burden of proving self-defense.”

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Big govt, International, Politics

Trump Threatens to Shut Down Southern Border “Entirely”

One week into the federal government shutdown, President Trump is vowing to “close the Southern Border entirely” if Schumer and Pelosi continue to reject his demands for $5 billion to finish securing the U.S./Mexico border. “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” Trump blasted through Twitter. The amount in question represents just 0.13% of the budget, yet it has become a nonstarter for the open borders Left. It’s a game of political chicken, and someone’s going to lose big as things begin to heat up in the battle for 2020. What Democrats have yet to realize, however, is that voters are squarely in the border security camp, and it may be too late for Schumer and Pelosi to change their tune.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On the seventh day of the federal government shutdown, President Trump threatened to “close the Southern Border entirely” if Democrats continue to reject his demands for money to “finish” building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Last Friday, Democrats refused to approve $5 billion for the wall, even though the amount is just 0.13% of the budget. Instead, Democrats — led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), expected to become Speaker of the House in January — decided to let the government partially shut down instead.

“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” the president wrote on Twitter.

 

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Big govt, International, Politics

Flashback: Schumer Admits Border “Far More Secure” with Fence

Back in 2009 when border security was a dead letter with Barack Obama at the helm, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supported constructing hundreds of miles of border fencing along our border with Mexico. Why? In his own words, fencing the southern border made it “far more secure” because it posed a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.” But that was then. During the same period, Schumer laid out a set of seven principles during an address at a Georgetown University immigration conference in which he detailed, “The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.” My how things change when the wheels of political fortune turn. Nowadays, one would think that Schumer, arms locked with Pelosi, is the caped crusader for open borders and the plight of migrants and refugees the world over.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in 2009 that construction of hundreds of miles of fencing along the southern border made the border “far more secure” because it created a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.”

Schumer made the remarks while addressing the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University about the seven principles he said were the basis of an immigration reform package that he wanted to pass.

“The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple,” Schumer said. “When we use phrases like ‘undocumented workers,’ we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden Upset About Obama-Beto Bromance

Vanity Fair is out with an amusing report regarding top 2020 contenders for the Democrat nomination that should leave likely top pick and former Vice President Joe Biden a tad flummoxed. According to Vanity Fair, Biden is miffed over the budding “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and upstart Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who is already being hailed by reliable leftists as the next Obama despite failing to defeat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the November midterm elections. Biden spokesman Bill Russo has already countered the claim, calling it “unequivocally false,” but we do know the chip on Biden’s shoulder was already quite heavy after being passed over in the last go-round to make room for Hillary. He’s sure to fight tooth and nail to prevent losing his rightful place as heir apparent a second time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vanity Fair said, “Obamaworld insiders describe the former vice president as upset” with Obama’s attention to other Democrat contenders for 2020.

“This is unequivocally false. Period,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo told the magazine. When asked how he does feel, Russo declined to comment further. It might sound a bit thin, but that is because it is little more than rumor from unidentified associates.

But fear not; there are rumors which are every bit as vague about the President’s presumed feelings about Biden, credited to “a person familiar with the ex-president’s thinking.” They claim he is simply unwilling to take sides so early in the game, after the way the road was cleared for Hillary in 2016 despite her unpopularity.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Judicial Nominee Targeted for Membership in Catholic Organization

Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HA) targeted U.S. District Court nominee Brian Buescher not for his record as an Omaha lawyer but for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. Harris and Hirono pointedly took issue with the Knights being an “all male society” and for taking “extreme positions” on social issues, such as opposing gay marriage. It is worth noting that the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 as a charitable organization to serve poor Catholic immigrants and now has some 15,000 chapters across more than a dozen countries and distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable funds each year. This attempted lynching of Buescher further underscores the anti-Catholic bias on the Left. The Uber-leftist Dems’ dogma is undeniably “living loudly within them.”

Here’s more from The Daily Signal…

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing a nominee for the Nebraska federal trial court about his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization of the Catholic Church.

Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California submitted written questions in December to Brian Buescher, an Omaha lawyer nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, proposing that he resign his affiliation with the Knights, which they call an “all male society” that “has taken a number of extreme positions” on social questions.

The Catholic News Agency was first to report Friday on Hirono and Harris’ questions respecting the Knights of Columbus.

Buescher leads the agribusiness litigation practice at Kutak Rock LLP, where he has practiced since graduating the Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. President Donald Trump nominated him to the federal bench on Oct. 10 at the recommendation of GOP Sens. Ben Sasse and Debra Fischer of Nebraska.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Anti-Nazi Sign Deemed Not Inclusive Enough

The Left is continuing to eat its own, with relish. The latest installment fratricide via political correctness comes to us from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst which demanded a student take down a sign that read “F**k Nazis. You are no welcome here.” Staggeringly, it was not because of the foul language, but rather because it wasn’t exclusive enough that administration demand the sign be removed. “Though this sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that this sign has had,” wrote one of the university’s residence directors to the student. “There are some in the community that have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.” The “un-inclusive” sign was posted after a resident assistant’s “Happy Hanukkah” sign was defaced with a swastika. This gets our much-deserve 2018 Facepalm Award.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst asked a student to take down a sign that said “Fuck Nazis. You are not welcome here” because it wasn’t inclusive.

The student, Nicole Parsons, was living in the dorms with her roommate when she became fed up with several hate crime incidents on campus, BuzzFeed reported. In September, the university ran an anti-hate campaign and had 19 hate crime incidents reported.

A resident assistant had a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on their door that was defaced with a swastika, which angered Parsons and inspired her to put up her sign.

To her surprise, she received an email from one of the university’s residence directors asking her to remove the sign.

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