Big govt, Issues, Politics

Trump: ‘Time for Action’ for Wall Funding

President Trump used Thanksgiving vacation to underscore the need for border security legislation. POTUS took to Twitter to argue, “Fix the order, for one and for all, NOW!” He told reporters that a partial shutdown could happing if his border security proposals are resisted. The migrants push along the border with Mexico is pouring gasoline on the fire of the debate over a wall. Our bet is on Democrats in the House to stonewall [pun intended], setting up the 2020 fight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Donald Trump urged Republicans and Democrats to come together to pass border security legislation.
“After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!”

The president indicated that he wants the package to include funding for his long-promised wall on the southern border.

On Thanksgiving, Trump told reporters that a partial government shutdown over security funding may happen if Democrats continue to resist his border security proposals.

“The wall is just a part of border security, a very important part, the most important part,” he said. “But could there be a shutdown? There certainly could, and it will be about border security.”

 

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Kasich Sells Out in Hopes of 2020 White House Bid

John Kasich appears to have lost all sense of priority after telling reporters that he will veto the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation. This follows his decision against a “heartbeat bill” in 2016 that would have banned abortions once a heartbeat was detected. Further, Kasich’s stance against Stand Your Ground only compounds his 1990s vote in favor of banning “assault weapons” as a member of the House of Representatives. Yet, Kasich still views himself as a strong presidential candidate going into 2020, arguing: “I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country?” We can save you the time, John. No.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, John Kasich, who has been trying desperately to remain on the national radar, took another step toward abandoning conservative principles, telling reporters he would veto both the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation.

Kasich already vetoed the “heartbeat bill” in 2016; it would have banned abortions once a baby’s heartbeat was detected, but he insisted that even if he signed the bill, it would later be overturned, asserting, “The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and will be forced to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists’ lawyers. Therefore, this veto is in the public interest.” The bill states, “If it has been determined that the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat, the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion shall comply with the informed consent requirements in section 2919.194 of the Revised Code in addition to complying with the informed consent requirements in divisions (B)(1), (2), (4), and (5) of this section.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Oval Office ‘Needs Fumigated’

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) didn’t hold back in letting his true thoughts be known that the White House needed to be “fumigated” following Kanye West’s visit. According to a PJ Media report, the member of the House Committee on Financial Services is “even more concerned” about Russia following Matthew Whitaker’s replacement of Jeff Sessions. Please, Rep. Cleaver, tell us how you really feel. So much for Democrats being the party of racial healing.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON – Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway pushed back on news reports suggesting that President Trump is going to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling the information “very thinly sourced, if at all.”

“I have no news to report and I do find the outsized, overwrought non-coverage coverage of personnel in this White House has been mostly fantastical more than fact-based over time,” Conway said during Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit last week.

Conway was asked about her husband, George Conway, who argued in a New York Times op-ed that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional. Conway, an attorney, often posts tweets critical of the Trump administration.

“Should we ask you what your husband’s opinion is on things? That’s fascinating. Anyway, so people disagree about the Constitution every day, that’s why we have a circuit court system, that’s why we have a United States Supreme Court.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Brenda Snipes Resigns

Hours after another Florida recount on her watch, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes finally put in her letter of resignation. Snipes did not even pretend to tender an apology for her role in the recent midterms recount highlights, which included “found” ballots, compromised ballots, and missed deadlines. Instead, she said she wanted to “spend more time with her family.” It’s funny how priorities are priorities when it’s personal, but when one’s public office demands priorities, they slip through leftist cracks.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has finally decided to move on after another botched election — the latest in a long string of mishaps that have colored her 15-year career as the Florida county’s top election official.

Just hours after completing yet another recount, Snipes submitted her resignation by letter, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office, told the Sun Sentinel.

Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time with her family.

Snipes came under fire after the county had numerous problems after the mid-term election on November 6, including missing a Thursday deadline for a recount in the Florida Senate race won by Republican Rick Scott.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Rick Scott Finally Wins

Desperate Democrats have finally conceded that Florida Gov. Rick Scott won his bid for U.S. Senator after a hand recount confirmed a 10,000 vote difference out of more than eight million cast. The machine recount placed the difference at 12,000 votes. Democrat challenger Bill Nelson conceded during a phone call with Scott and later proclaimed, “I was not victorious in this race, but I still wish to strongly reaffirm the cause for which we fought: A public office is a public trust.” Though long overdue, the official victory lays to rest Democrats’ attempt to steal the election through bogus last-minute ballots.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference.
Scott, a Republican governor for eight years, announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.”

Earlier, Florida released the final results for its midterm elections, including manual recounts for senator and agriculture commissioner.

The manual recount of the senator’s race showed Scott leading incumbent Nelson by 10,033 votes out of more than 8 million cast, compared with around 12,000 votes after the machine recount.

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Big govt, Politics

Trump Admin: 324M for AZ Border Wall

The Trump administration has signed off on a $324 million border security project to replace 32 miles of existing border fencing that currently does nothing to prevent illegal immigrants on foot from breaching the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection project will improve border security in the Tucson and Yuma sectors and is part of President Trump’s January 2017 executive order. Previously, the effort was bogged down by environmental regulations and related bureaucratic red tape, something that has now been waived by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is wrong about many things, a fact that the Daily Wire’s own Andrew Klavan highlights quite a bit. But there is one area Klavan and Ocasio-Cortez actually agree: the Democrats have become the party of big business. Why? Klavan explained more on Thursday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show.”

Klavan explained, “So there is this big story in The New York Times about how Facebook covered up when it was accused of pushing fake news, and letting the Russians get on there. They did terrible things – Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook – they took this aggressive lobbying campaign to combat their critics. From The New York Times: ‘They wanted to shift public anger toward rival companies, ward off damaging regulations. Facebook employed a Republican opposition research firm to discredit activist protestors in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros.’ So Zuckerberg is attacking George Soros to get Republicans on his side, and also tapped its business relations and lobbied a Jewish civil rights group to cast criticism as anti-Semitic.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Rubio Sounds Alarm over Florida Election Fraud

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is crying foul over the mainstream media’s apparent willingness to move on from signs of fraud in the Florida recount. “No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” tweeted Rubio. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.” Now that it appears increasingly likely that Democrats Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum will still lose despite their bogus recount strategy, a federal judge ordered a “hand count” of the ballots even after the Naples Daily News detailed how Democrats were deliberately given altered absentee ballots in the hopes of triggering a hand recount. Florida has officially entered Banana Republic territory.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

With the machine recounts finished — reportedly resulting in a net gain for Republican Rick Scott of 41 votes, putting him ahead of Bill Nelson by 12,603 votes, and a one-vote gain for Democrat Andrew Gillum, which leaves him still trailing Ron DeSantis by 33,683 votes — and the hand recounts underway, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sounded the alarm over potential voter fraud by Democrat officials.

“No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” wrote Rubio in a post Thursday. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.”

Rubio linked to a story by the Naples Daily News, which detailed an effort by Democrats to swing the election outcome by giving Democrat voters altered absentee ballots with the hopes of getting a judge to admit them.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi: Everyone is Thanking Me for “Saving America”

Behold arguably the best headline all week: Minority Leader and Want-to-Be Speaker (Again) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remarked during a Capitol Hill press conference that: “Every place I go [people say] thank you for saving America.” Pelosi may have finally lost touch with reality, or perhaps this is just a desperate attempt to secure the Speakership. Nevertheless, the “Never Nancy” crowd is gaining traction in their efforts to define Pelosi. It’s not about personality; it’s about the vision for the future of the party, but so far, the future isn’t looking so bright.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that “every place” she goes people tell her “thank you for saving America.”

“Winning 23 seats in a voter-suppressed, gerrymandered map was a wave — was a wave. I’d always knew we would win that, but now we’re getting up to 40,” she said of the still-undecided races. “That’s really a very big — almost a tsunami. We’ll see.”

“The thrill of it all is that 30 — half the members — the new members in our Democratic class are women,” she added. “One on the Republican side — happy for that one person, but sad to say just one.”

So far, 17 House Democrats have pledged in a letter to vote against Pelosi for speaker in the 116th Congress. Pelosi told reporters at today’s Capitol Hill press conference that she was “largely responsible for most of the resources that went into those campaigns” of the reticent freshmen lawmakers.

“That didn’t matter to me. I just said, ‘Just win — just win, baby,'” she said.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Florida Judge Extends Recount Deadline

U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker (nominated by former president Barack Obama in 2012) has extended the recount period for the Nelson-Scott race for the U.S. Senate seat as well as those for governor and agricultural commissioner. The deadline slated for 3 p.m. Thursday was moved to Saturday at 5 p.m. as an alleged courtesy for voters whose votes were not counted due to “signature problems.” Walker stated, “The precise issue in this case is whether Florida’s law that allows county election officials to reject vote-by-mail and provisional ballots for mismatched signatures – with no standards, an illusory process to cure, and no process to challenge the rejection – passes constitutional muster. The answer is simple. It does not.” In other words, this is a leftist ruse to steal an election. Typical.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, a federal judge in Tallahassee threw yet another wrench into the process of finalizing the vote tallies in the battle for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott. As the 3 p.m. deadline approached for counties to report the results of a machine recount in the races for the Nelson-Scott race, as well as the elections for governor and agriculture commissioner, U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker, who was nominated to the U.S. District Court by former president Barack Obama in 2012, extended the deadline to Saturday at 5 p.m. for voters whose votes weren’t tabulated due to signature problems.

Scott leads Nelson by 12,652 votes while GOP governor nominee Ron DeSantis leads Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum by 33,633 votes.

The Orlando Sentinel reports, “According to state data presented during a five-hour hearing Wednesday, with 47 of the 67 counties reporting, there were 3,781 ballots rejected for mismatched signatures, including 467 in Orange County.”

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Pelosi Campaigns for Speaker in “Game of Gavel” for Speakership

In a desperate bid to reclaim the gavel as Speaker of the House in the new Democrat-controlled lower chamber come January, Nancy Pelosi is in all-out campaign mode. Yet, what should be a clear restoration of power for the current Minority Leader looks to be an uphill battle in her own party, which is fractured in its support. Breitbart reported on Monday that Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) would not support Pelosi for Speaker, arguing that it’s time for new leadership in the party. Despite the internal rifts, Pelosi remains confident she’ll be given the gavel once more by her colleagues. Regardless of what happens, however, the Democrats’ slim majority will not be unified with an agenda, which means President Trump will almost certainly pin the gridlock on House Democrats being unable to agree on anything ahead of the 2020 election.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is engaged in a full-on campaign for the House Speakership and is taking nothing for granted. Her move comes as more Democrats come out against her nascent bid to regain the Speaker’s gavel she lost when Republicans took the majority in the 2010 midterm elections.
While Democrats retook the House majority in the 2018 midterms, a new Democrat majority that will be seated in January 2019, Pelosi’s bid for another term as Speaker is anything but certain. While she remains the favorite, and has no intra-Democrat Party challenger, Pelosi’s struggle to get to 218 votes–the majority necessary to win the Speakership on the floor of the House of Representatives–could not be clearer.

On Monday, two senior Democrats–Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR)–made clear in comments to Politico that they would not be supporting Pelosi. Now, late Tuesday in comments to CNN, two more Democrats–Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Filemon Vela (D-TX)–joined the public opposition to Pelosi’s speakership candidacy with warnings that she will not have the votes necessary to retake the gavel.

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