Politics, States

Dem Party Official: ‘I’m glad Scalise got shot. I wish he was f–king dead’

It’s really a grand irony in the aftermath of President Trump’s election.

Since time immemorial, the left has caricatured the right as a bunch of fringe, fascist loons toeing the line between caustic political rhetoric and outright political violence.

But wait, now look what’s happening. It’s the Democrats who are embodying the very epithets they’ve hurled at Republicans.

Nebraska Democrat Party co-chair Phil Montag was fired this week for voicing what so many Democrats have said or implied in recent days: that he wishes Rep.

Steve Scalise had died from his gunshot wounds. Sick.

It’s the Democrats who are poisoning the well with disgusting innuendo, threats and conspiracy theories.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

An official with the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he was glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot last week.

“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to fucking kick people off fucking healthcare,” said Phil Montag, a technology chairman with the state Democratic Party. “I hate this motherfucker. I’m glad he got shot.”

“I wish he was fucking dead,” Montag continued.

Nebraska Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb, who confirmed the voice on the recording was Montag’s, said he was fired.

“We obviously condemn any kind of violence, whether it’s comments on Facebook or comments in a meeting,” Kleeb told Nebraska’s Fox 42 KPTM. “Our country is better than the political rhetoric that is out there from both the far right and the far left.”

Scalise suffered a gunshot wound to his left hip after a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers, lobbyists and congressional staffers practicing for the annual congressional charity baseball game.

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Politics

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: Why the Democratic Party Is ‘Doomed’

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is making a pretty stunning prediction: the Democrats are on a trajectory that will spell their own demise if they do not reverse course soon.

That course, he explains, is the “we lost the election because of Russia” conspiracy theory. It’s a logical prediction.

If the Democrats keep building this hoax with collision from the leftist media, it will eventually become a house of cards that will fall down on top of them.

And the American voters will finally be left with one undeniable conclusion: Democrats lost and continue to lose because few voters really like them.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

WikiLeakers founder Julian Assange on Saturday predicted the demise of the Democratic Party.

In a post online, shared by his Twitter account, Assange argued that the party has been “consumed” by “hysteria about Russia,” something he called a “political dead end.” It is upon this “narrative” that the “party’s elite” attempts to keep a hold on power, he said.

“Without the ‘We didn’t lose, Russia won’ narrative the party’s elite and those who exist under its patronage would be purged for being electorally incompetent and ideologically passe,” Assange said.

Assange’s group, WikiLeaks, is responsible for the publication of stolen documents from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 campaign, which has been attributed to hurting Clinton’s chances. Furthermore, though WikiLeaks denies it, the U.S. intelligence community reported in January with “high confidence” that both WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, among others, were being used by Russian intelligence “to release US victim data obtained in cyberoperations publicly” in order to help undermine the 2016 presidential election in favor of President Trump.

Despite this, Assange said that the “Trump-Russian collusion narrative” being investigated by a number of probes and consistently reported on by the media is unfounded, and “we are left with the Democratic establishment blaming the public for not liking the truth about what Hillary Clinton said to Goldman Sachs and blaming their own base for not liking what they said in their own emails about fixing the DNC primaries.”

Filling out a list of six reasons why the Democratic Party is “doomed,” Assange said the party “needs the support of the security sector and media barons to push this diversionary conspiracy agenda,” but that this strategy is unsustainable. Both the CIA and the FBI, he explained, will be turned against them when they “merge” with the Trump administration.

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Politics

Senate Launches Probe of Loretta Lynch Role in 2016 Election

During former FBI Director James Comey’s blockbuster testimony before the Senate a couple weeks ago, arguably the most substantive comments was his revelation that Obama’s then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had pressured him to downgrade the investigation into Hillary’s private email server.

That comment has opened a rather large can of worms which could possibly pale any other ongoing investigation in comparison.

The gist is clearly this: a sitting Attorney General attempted to influence an ongoing investigation in order to positively impact the election results for one of the presidential candidates.

If the targets of Senate investigation turn toward Obama and company, President Trump may finally find a reprieve.

This could get interesting.

Here’s more from Washington Times…

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.

In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.

Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.

The probe into Ms. Lynch comes as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key investigative subcommittee.

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Politics

President Trump: Keep Nancy Pelosi in Charge

At first glance, a headline like this likely engenders a bit of outrage, that is until one recognizes why President Trump would ever offer support for Nancy Pelosi.

But in explaining his logic, he quipped, “It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans’ if Nancy Pelosi steps down.”

That’s a fact because under Pelosi, Democrats continue to have a dismal record of failure and continue to embolden Republicans, rallying them behind Trump.

Without a failed leader like Pelosi — demonstrated most recently in the Georgia special election — the GOP would have a tougher road ahead of them.

Here’s more from CNBC…

‘It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans’ if Nancy Pelosi steps down, Trump says  

President Donald Trump said he hopes House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi does not step down from her post.

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an “extraordinary record against her.”

“It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did,” Trump said.

The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi to step down in the wake of special election losses this year, including a high-profile race in Georgia on Tuesday.

Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race for the Georgia seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, dashing Democratic hopes to pull off an upset in the runup to the 2018 midterm elections.

The two campaigns and outside groups supporting and opposing the candidates shelled out at least $36 million, including more than $22 million from Ossoff’s campaign.

Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she’s confident she has the support in her caucus.

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Elections, Politics

Pelosi Faces Growing Doubts Among Dems After Georgia Loss

Yesterday’s surprise loss by the Democrats in the Georgia special election has caused more than a little head-scratching.

Now that the Dems are 0-4 in congressional contests since President Trump’s inauguration, they’re suddenly looking inward in hopes of discovering what’s wrong.

And some of that introspection is already spilling out into the media in the form of calls for new leadership.

San Fran Nancy Pelosi has been at the helm of the House Dems since GW Bush’s first term.

But now her dutiful underlings may finally be onto something novel: perhaps it’s time for her to go.

Every blind squirrel eventually gets the nut.

Here’s more from Politico…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats put a brave face on Wednesday morning after a disappointing loss in the Georgia special election, yet there is no disguising the unhappiness in the party ranks.

There is no challenge to Pelosi’s leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats. But it’s clear frustration is growing with the longtime Democratic leader following the extensive losses Democrats have suffered over the past half-decade.

And the fact that Republicans spent millions of dollars on TV ads tying Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff to Pelosi — and the brand of progressive policies she represents — shows that she will once again be an issue for Democratic challengers in the very districts that the party needs to win to make her speaker again.

Some Democrats want to replace Pelosi atop their caucus, as they have since last November’s poor showing at the polls; they say there is no way to get back in the majority with her as their leader. And others who backed her in last year’s leadership challenge have now flipped their stance.

“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.”

“#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats – business as usual isn’t working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a rising star for the party, tweeted on Tuesday night.

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Elections, Politics, States

Dems Lose Again: Big Money Fails to Push Ossof Over the Top

Despite raising and spending more than 25 million — mostly from out of state and Hollywood liberals — Democrat Jon Ossof lost the race for the open seat in Georgia last night.

And it really wasn’t all that close. In the finals days, polls showed Ossof neck and neck with Republican Karen Handel, and many had him with a slight lead.

The predictions mostly showed younger voters turning out in droves to push Ossof over for the win, on which Dems were ready to pounce as a harbinger of things to come and as a rejection of President Trump.

Not so much.

Republicans are now 4 of 4 in special elections since Trump took the White House.

Here’s more from WSJ…

Republicans held on to a hotly contested U.S. House seat in Georgia on Tuesday, beating back a powerful challenge that ultimately showed the limits of Democrats’ ability to turn opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency into electoral gains.

Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, beat Democrat Jon Ossoff, a former congressional aide, in the most expensive House race in history and the most significant test of the two parties’ political strength since Mr. Trump’s election.

The Associated Press called Ms. Handel the winner.

Republicans had invested heavily in the campaign, with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other party luminaries flocking to the Atlanta suburbs to bolster Ms. Handel’s candidacy. Donors and outside groups poured more than $23 million into Ms. Handel’s campaign, and still the GOP had faced the politically embarrassing prospect of losing a district the party has held for almost four decades.

The result was a big blow to Democrats, who were hungry for a victory to demonstrate that grass roots, anti-Trump energy gives them a shot at taking control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats earlier this year lost two other contested House special elections, in Kansas and Montana.

In South Carolina, Republican Ralph Norman held the House seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, Mr. Trump’s budget director, but by a far closer margin than expected. Mr. Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs executive, by less than four percentage points. Mr. Mulvaney won the district by 20 points in November and Mr. Trump carried it by 18 points.

The twin victories mean that Republicans are 4-for-4 in the House special elections that are being widely viewed for signals to each party’s prospects next year in the battle for control of the House, which is now held by the Republicans. All along, Georgia had been considered Democrats’ best shot at a victory.

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Media, Politics

Reports: Sean Spicer to Be Promoted to Communication Chief

White House Spokesman Sean Spicer has been taking heat from the liberal press corps members basically from day one as he sought to put them in their place and enforce a modicum of fair reporting.

And now amid rumors that either he or Chief of Staff Reince Priebus might get the axe, sources inside the White House are saying quite the opposite.

According to the reports, Spicer is getting the nod for Director Communications which is essentially the number three spot behind Priebus in command of the entire staff.

That news is certain to rankle mainstream media talking heads who cannot control their ire for Spicer.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

In a major expansion of press secretary Sean Spicer’s role, the Trump White House is considering a plan to make him the communications boss over the West Wing and rest of the administration, according to insiders.

The role would be new for a White House, and one Fox Business said is equal to a deputy chief of staff.

The move would finally put to rest the repeated false reports that Spicer is being ousted. Insiders said that the reality is exactly the opposite and President Trump has shown increasing confidence in Spicer’s ability to improve the administration’s communications.

One White House adviser said the new role would help the White House better coordinate daily and long-term communications, improve Cabinet communications and improve the teamwork between the Republican National Committee and outside surrogates.

Reports meanwhile indicate that Spicer wants out of the daily briefings and will name a new spokesperson and communications director. Names include conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko. Neither had an immediate comment.

Deputy spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who has received good reviews for her press briefings, is also in the running to get the top spox job.

“We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office,” the White House said in a statement to Fox.

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Elections, Politics

Elizabeth Warren to Trump: ‘Donald, You Ain’t Seen Nasty Yet’

Uber-left Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the same NYC stage serving host to the Shakespeare-inspired Trump assassination play to launch yet more invective against the president.

Reading to a crowd of fellow travelers from her own book, she issued a challenge, “You ain’t seen nasty yet,” a reference to Trump’s label of Hillary as a ‘nasty woman’.

Warren continues her national book tour coupled with lobbing political grenades at Donald Trump in what many are speculating is the build-up to a bid for the White House in 2020.

After it became clear Hillary would be the frontrunner in 2016, Warren backed off from hinting at a primary challenge.

But now with the race wide open, she could wrest from Hillary the moniker of would-be first female president.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stood on an empty New York stage, reading excerpts from her latest book, This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class, and could hardly restrain her excitement while reading what sounded like a warning for President Donald Trump: “Donald, you ain’t seen nasty yet.”

Warren was reportedly reading some of her favorite anti-Trump signs from the nationally-coordinated Women’s March in Boston, Massachusetts, when she said, “And only one more because I have to discipline myself on this. This is a good sign: ‘Donald, you ain’t seen nasty yet.’”

The phrase “nasty woman,” quickly became a slogan after Trump uttered the phrase during the final presidential debate following Hillary Clinton’s remarks that she would raise taxes on the rich in order to pay for the nation’s mounting debt. “My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it,” Clinton said at the time. Trump moved into his microphone and said in response, “such a nasty woman.”

Warren was speaking at The Town Hall, a New York City-based performance space Friday evening. Those who chose to watch Warren read portions from her book and answer questions, instead of attending a rendition of Julius Caesar in which President Trump is killed off, could have paid $45-$50 per ticket to do so.

Another one of her favorite signs was reportedly, “women’s rights are not up for grabs.” In a video, she can be seen saying, “What Donald Trump and the Republican majority in the House and the Senate want to do to us, is they want to deliver the knockout blow to the middle class.”

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin — a longtime donor to the Democratic Party — has stated that Trump’s tax plan is meant to help the middle class and strengthen free market competition.

The far-left senator and former Harvard law professor went on to say, “The character of a nation is not the character of its president. The character of a nation is the character of its people.”

Watch:

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Politics

More Political Terrorism: Leftwing Nuts Strike Georgia House Race

Next week’s special election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossof has made big news for being the most expensive congressional race in history.

But now it’s making the news for all the wrong reasons.

A day after a crazed shooter attempted to assassinate Republicans in Virginia, more leftwing terrorists have threatened the neighbors of Karen Handel with an unidentified white power in their mailboxes.

The FBI shut down the neighborhood in their investigation to determine who’s behind the threat.

Included with the power was a note railing against Handel as a ‘dirty fascist’ and other epithets we can’t even repeat here.

So much for civil discourse.

Here’s more from Redstate…

In most years, a special House of Representatives election that’s not going to tip power would not get nearly as much attention as this year. With Donald Trump as president, the media, pundits, talking heads, pollsters, and political analysts are diving in deep on these races to see if any of them are a referendum on Trump.

There is an intense focus on the contest between Karen Handel and John Ossoff, the latter taking in tens of millions in donations (most of which is from outside the district) and now there’s some real ugliness surfacing in the form of terrorism.

The Washington Free Beacon has the story:

Police have blocked off Georgia Republican Karen Handel’s neighborhood after reports that letters containing a white powdery substance and calling Handel a “dirty fascist” were left at homes of her neighbors.

Cops have been going from mailbox to mailbox after finding the “suspicious package,” according to local reports, which also indicate that Roswell police continue to flood to the area.

A neighborhood resident posted a picture of the contents of the envelope. She told the Washington Free Beacon that several letters were distributed and that they contained white powder.

The content of the threatening letter, posted below, contains graphic language.

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The incident comes a day after a politically motivated shooting on Republicans practicing for Thursday’s congressional baseball game.

Among the Republicans targeted by the shooters social media rants was Handel, who was labeled by the man as a “Republican bitch.”

“Republican Bitch Wants People to Work for Slave Wages, when a Livable Wage is the Only Way to Go! Vote Blue, It’s Right for You!” James Hodgkinson wrote on Facebook.

Handel responded to the information about Hodgkinson by saying that it is time to “work together in a civil and productive way.”

“I am aware that the suspect recently made vile comments about me on social media,” Handel said in her statement. “It also appears that the suspect targeted members of Congress specifically because he disagreed with their views.”

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Issues, Media, Politics

Hail Caesar: Crowds Cheer When Trump Is Killed in NYC Play

Despite losing two high profile donors and being the target of national outrage, the NYC Shakespeare Theater rendition of Caesar continues to go on.

This week two protestors rushed the stage in an attempt to shut down the performance but were quickly apprehended.

But now reports are that the crowds are in on it as well. At the moment in which the character portraying Trump is assassinated, crowds in attendance begin cheering as if they’re in a modern day version of the colosseum.

That’s what it’s come to now in our civil discourse.

Disgraceful.

Here’s more from American Mirror…

Not even this week’s shooting of a Republican congressman and four others by a crazed leftist, corporate sponsors pulling out, or a disruption by protesters would deter the Public Theater from killing President Trump again on Friday night.

Shakespeare In the Park once again staged “Julius Caesar”  in New York City, and once again a Trump look-alike was stabbed to death to the delight of the audience.

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“I just saw a Manhattan crowd roar with applause as President Trump was stabbed again and again on stage,” Jack Posobiec tweeted after he and Laura Loomer disrupted the show.

“Blood-chilling.”

Loomer stormed the stage and temporarily halted the performance, to the dismay of the booing audience baying for blood.

After immediately being seized by security, Posobiec continued, “You are Nazis,” as the cast stood on the stage.

So far, Delta and Bank of America have pulled funding for the production, while American Express claimed its support for the Public Theater didn’t go to Shakespeare in the Park. The production’s other sponsor, the New York Times, has been silent on the issue.

Inside Edition has the shock footage from the first performance last weekend:

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