Thirteen stories on Bloomberg’s failures, problems, insults, and attempts at redemption


Bloomberg’s failures

  1. Bloomberg’s gun ban rejected in Virginia with Democratic help

The Washington Examiner reported in a 17 February 2020 article that the gun grab in Virginia funded by Michael Bloomberg went down in flames.

Despite spending millions to turn Virginia’s legislature blue and a last-minute visit to Richmond, Democrats in the Senate turned back presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s top goal in the state of banning “assault weapons.”

In a lopsided 10-5 vote, the state Senate Judiciary Committee killed any advancement this year, pushing the legislation off for a year.

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(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Thank God and some sensible Democrats for rejecting this idiocy

While I have a hard time calling some Democrats sensible, I can reasonably affix that label to a few. Thank heavens that those Democrats stopped this incursion into our Second Amendment rights.

  1. Bloomberg’s ban on super-sized colas was both unpopular and unconstitutional

A 30 July 2013 article at Reuters explained first why the measure had been found unconstitutional.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to keep large sugary drinks out of restaurants and other eateries was rejected by a state appeals court on Tuesday, which said he had overstepped his authority in trying to impose the ban.

The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces (473 ml), “violated the state principle of separation of powers,” the First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said.

The decision, upholding a lower court ruling in March that struck down the law, dealt a blow to Bloomberg’s attempt to advance the pioneering regulation as a way to combat obesity. Beverage makers and business groups, however, challenged it in court, arguing that the mayoral-appointed health board had gone too far when it approved the law.

A unanimous four-judge panel at the appeals court agreed, finding that the board had stepped beyond its power to regulate public health and usurped the policy-making role of the legislature.

In particular, the court focused on the law’s loopholes, which exempted businesses not under the auspices of the city’s health department and left certain drinks, such as milk-based beverages, unaffected.

As a result, grocery and convenience stores – such as 7 Eleven and its 64-ounce Big Gulp – were protected from the ban’s reach, even as restaurants, sandwich shops and movie theaters were not. Meanwhile, milkshakes and high-calorie coffee drinks like Starbucks’ Frappucinos would have remained unfettered.

(Read more at Reuters)

My opposition to Bloomberg’s soda ban stands on the same reasons that I oppose other Bloomberg initiatives

We do not need a nanny state. It cannot be there to protect us when we need it (for, as you know, “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”)

  1. A full list of the things banned by Bloomberg

With a hat tip to ChrisX at KSEV, we can find a full listing of everything banned by big-government Michael Bloomberg at Gizmodo. These bans were:

  1. Smoking in commercial establishments like bars and restaurants (2003)
  2. Smoking in public spaces (2011)
  3. Cigarette sales to those under 21 (2013)
  4. Sales of “flavored” tobacco products (2009)
  5. Smoking e-cigarettes in public spaces (2013) ***
  6. Cigarette in-store displays (2013)
  7. Cars in Times Square (2009)
  8. Cars from driving in newly created bike lanes (2007-2013)
  9. Cars causing congestion below 60th Street in Manhattan (2007) *
  10. Speeding on residential “slow zones” (2013)
  11. Illegal guns (2006-2013) **
  12. Sodium levels in processed foods (2010) **
  13. Trans-fats in restaurants (2006)
  14. Loud headphones (2013) **
  15. Styrofoam packaging in single-service food items (2013)
  16. Sodas larger than 16 ounces (2012) *
  17. Collection of yard waste and grass clippings during certain times of year (2003-2013)
  18. Organic food waste from landfills (2013) **
  19. Commercial music over 45 decibels (2013)
  20. Chain restaurant menus without calorie counts (2008)
  21. The posting of signs in “city-owned grassy areas” (2013)
  22. Non-fuel-efficient cabs (2007)
  23. New cabs that aren’t Nissan NV200s (2013) *
  24. Greenhouse gas emissions (2007)
  25. Government buildings that aren’t LEED-certified (2005)
  26. Non-hurricane-proof buildings in coastal areas (2013)
  27. Black roofs (2009) **
  28. Construction cranes over 25 years old (2013)
  29. No. 6 and No. 4 “heavy” heating oils (2011)
  30. Less than a 2-1 ratio of female and male restrooms in new public buildings (2005)
  31. Cell phones in schools (2006)
  32. Two-term limits for city elected officials (2008) *

* Overruled/appealed ban
** Suggested/voluntary ban
*** Proposed/pending ban

Bloomberg’s problems

  1. Bloomberg’s billions a big problem

OneNewsNow reports in a 17 February 2020 article that one of Bloomberg’s biggest problems is wealth that he has amassed.

A conservative activist says New York’s former mayor will have to overcome several obstacles if he hopes to “buy” the U.S. presidency.

Much has been made about Michael Bloomberg’s obscenely deep pockets and the fact that he could spend a billion dollars of his own money to blanket the country with campaign ads, posing a serious challenge to President Trump’s re-election. But Bloomberg could also face a serious blowback from black voters following the release of a 2015 speech in which he said 95 percent of all crime is committed in minority neighborhoods.

“The tapes that came out recently showing certainly what appeared to be his disdain for the people that live in minority communities is the kind of thing that will hurt him deeply with perhaps the most important voting bloc in Democrat Party primaries,” comments Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families.

And Bauer says Bloomberg has something else to deal with.

“He is the ultimate capitalist success story — a self-made billionaire running in a political party that is increasingly socialist in its orientation,” the conservative activist notes.

And as Bauer points out, some polling data shows nearly 60 percent of Democrats could never vote for a billionaire to be their party’s nominee.

(Read the original at OneNewsNow)

For a party like Democrats, having billions is a liability.

For both parties, having earned multiple millions while in office should be a liability for Bernie, Warren, and others.

  1. Bloomberg voices his views on health care for older Americans

Forbes repeats Bloomberg’s words regarding health care for older Americans.

If Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was 95 years old and had prostate cancer, he could afford advanced and extreme medical care to improve and extend his life.

But what about a 95-year-old non-billionaire with prostate cancer who requires medical treatment using taxpayer dollars? In 2011, Bloomberg made the following statement: “If you show up with prostate cancer and you’re 95, we should say ‘go and enjoy, have a nice day, live a long life.’ There’s no cure and we can’t do anything. If you’re a young person, we should do something about it,” said Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor.

Bloomberg warned that society was not yet willing to make hard choices with respect to treating older Americans and this is “going to bankrupt us.”

The video reportedly was released by Daily Caller, a hyper partisan conservative website.

Bloomberg’s 2011 statement surfaced as he released a proposed health care plan to improve retirees’ lives, from giving low-income workers access to government-provided retirement savings plans to bolstering Social Security. Bloomberg said he would limit out-of-pocket drug costs and provide federal coverage for long-term care costs.
Do Bloomberg’s statements constitute age discrimination? Yes. Without a doubt.
Dr. Robert N. Butler, M.D., (1927-2010), who coined the term “ageism” in 1968, said generations throughout history have justified the futility of granting the aged access to health care due to unfounded ageist beliefs. Butler defined ageism is ‘a process of systematic stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes and direct or indirect discrimination against people because they are old.”

In his book, Age-ism: Another Form of Bigotry, Butler writes: “Age-ism reflects a deep seated uneasiness on the part of the young and middle-aged – a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability; and fear of powerlessness, ‘uselessness,’ and death.”
Scapegoating Older Americans
Moreover, Bloomberg’s 2011 ramblings while sitting Shiva with a Jewish family also seem profoundly misguided. There are many other criteria that seem just as likely to bankrupt the United States.

The U.S. health care system is notoriously inefficient and outrageously expensive. It costs four times more to run the U.S. health care system than Canada’s single-payer system. Why is America saddled with a failed system? The U.S. Congress has failed to act in the face of intense lobbying by insurers and pharmaceutical companies.

And why is aging singled out as opposed to other conditions, such as obesity? Some 40 percent of American adults aged 20 and over are obese, a condition that can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke.

The Centers for Disease Control states that coronary heart disease and stroke cost the U.S. health care system $199 billion per year and cause $131 billion in lost productivity on the job.

Why doesn’t Congress address America’s “new national epidemic” and enact sound policy changes, such as limiting unhealthy foods at schools and restoring “gym ” for all students. Congress could tax products that contribute to obesity or require informative labeling of food products  Many blame lobbying by the mammoth food production and retail industries for Congressional inaction.

(Read more at Forbes)

Democrats need to stop fixing what works

Consider this: when Bernie had a heart attack, he did not go to Canada, Great Britain, or Venezuela for treatment. Although he has been hypocritically hopping in his personal jet while lecturing us on “climate change,” he did not hop down to his much-praised comrades in Cuba for treatment. Instead, he went to an American hospital.

So, if the Democrats want to fix anything, they need to open up markets and reward those of us who come together in medical collectives.

  1. Bloomberg insults Christians and Jews

A 15 February 2020 article in Vanity Fair, we find a new set of insults. Among these insults is one that should offend both Jews and Christians (refer to the bold, italicized sentence below).

Friday was Michael Bloomberg’s 78th birthday and the Washington Post gave a belated gift Saturday morning, a blast from the former New York City mayor’s past. “Aw, you shouldn’t have,” he must have said, seeing the news.

The paper has reprinted, in full, The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg, a gag birthday gift published by former Bloomberg L.P. chief marketing officer Elisabeth DeMarse 30 years ago. “Yes, these are all actual quotes,” it says in the introduction, adding “no, nothing has been embellished or exaggerated. And yes, some things were too outrageous to include.”

The Wit and Wisdom, an ersatz monograph on corporate culture, may plunge the 2020 political discourse into a new period. One can easily foresee people arguing if describing the Bloomberg Terminal device as something that “[can] do everything, include give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business,” is as bad as “grab ‘em by the pussy.”

The pocket-sized collection has long been the stuff of lore. ABC News had a piece on it in December and Bloomberg himself distanced himself from the collection in 2001 during his first mayoral campaign. But today’s reproduction, as Bloomberg readies himself, at long last, to compete in Democratic primaries, is the first time citizens considering him for national office can scroll through his alleged recorded office musings.

Bloomberg’s campaign spokesman Stu Loeser, upon learning of the book’s imminent reproduction, said that the candidate “simply did not say the things somebody wrote in this gag gift, which has been circulating for 30 years and has been quoted in every previous election Mike has been in.” He did add that “Mike openly admits that his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life and some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong.”

Not all of the 121 quotes, divided into sections like “On Computers” or “On Customer Service” will raise eyebrows. Some quotes are simply business-speak, the type of thing you half-hear while zoning out during a meeting. For example:

Everyone I know who is successful loves what they do. The question is: are they successful because they love what they do, or do they love what they do because they are successful? I don’t know. I suspect it’s a combination of both.

Other quotes, while admittedly coarse, are simply benign jokes, like this listed in the “On Profanity” section:

When the Wall Street Journal article came out saying I was profane, my dear old mother called me to ask me if it was true. ‘Ma,’ I said, ‘Fuck ‘em!’

Then there’s typical Manhattanite braggadocio, which might get a laugh at work, but probably isn’t something you want spreading around if you are, you know, running for President of the United States of America. Such as:

You know, there’s a Federal Law that prohibits the serving of good food west of 12th Avenue — look it up.

Or:

I make it a rule never to go to Queens — and since that eliminates both airports I don’t travel a great deal.

And then there’s the sexism and casual bigotry:

If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of Bloomingdale’s.

The Royal Family — what a bunch of misfits — a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.

The three biggest lies are: the check’s in the mail, I’ll respect you in the morning, and I’m glad I’m Jewish.

If Jesus was a Jew, why does he have a Puerto Rican first name?

Whenever my wife catches me eyeing some broad, she’s very careful to turn to me and say “That’s the most expensive piece of ass in the world!”

The scanned PDF also includes some cartoons.

In the middle of all this, however, one can find seeds of progressivism if you look really, really hard. One quote shows a surprising lack of fiery hatred concerning the topic of taxes, at least coming from a business tycoon whose fortune stemmed from letting Wall Street killers know about deals a fraction of a second ahead of the poor schmucks who couldn’t afford his proprietary information system.

(Read more at Vanity Fair)

I encourage you to download the PDF and view it for yourself

Inform yourself by downloading and reading the PDF linked above. This guy said many more offensive things than Trump has been accused of saying. So, when the Democrats support any of these clowns, you know that it is not on principle.

  1. A former Clinton staffer questions Bloomberg’s racist comments (including “stop and frisk”)

Townhall reports that one Clinton staffer suggests that Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” comments will need to be explained.

Rumors are swirling that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is contemplating adding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his ticket. According to one of Clinton’s ex-staffers, Zerlina Maxwell, the move is highly unlikely. But, regardless of whether or not Clinton is on Bloomberg’s ticket, the MSNBC analyst believes people need to dig deep into the billionaire’s past.

“One of the things that’s been annoying me about this particular election cycle is when the men who are running for president speculate about women or women of color they’re going to put on the bottom of their ticket as their number two in order to help their chances. Why can’t we just talk about the women themselves?” Maxwell asked.

She reminded people that the former secretary of state has repeatedly said she would not run for president again.

“I’m highly skeptical of this particular report and I think, in some ways, it’s to send a signal to the folks who still love Hillary Clinton, that they should look at Michael Bloomberg,” the former staffer explained. “But they should look at Bloomberg on his own record. He has plenty of issues that he needs to address. He has not been in a debate. He has not done a national interview on television, so, right now, he’s blanketing the airwaves with glossy advertisements. And if millions of dollars in advertisements didn’t work to sell products, even defective ones, they wouldn’t spend so much on advertising.”

Bloomberg has taken hits over redlining and stop and frisk, MSNBC’s Alex Witt said. Despite that, three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have endorsed the former New York City major.

Maxwell said voters shouldn’t overlook Bloomberg’s past policy positions simply because they want to beat President Donald Trump come November.

“I don’t think that by accepting a deeply-flawed candidate, particularly one who hasn’t debated any of the other candidates. I think black and brown people are jumping ahead before we’ve even had an opportunity to weigh in at the ballot box,” she said. “It’s very important to get endorsements from the [CBC members].”

As the former Clinton staffer said, a candidate can receive CBC endorsements but that doesn’t necessarily translate to black voters. In 2016, Clinton received substantial CBC endorsements but black voter turnout was low.

“His record is one that should be examined by black and brown communities because it’s nice to put money behind good causes and philanthropy, but if you’re doing that at the same time that you’re throwing black children up against the wall and defending it up until weeks before announcing your run, then people have a right to be skeptical of whether or not you really care about these communities,” Maxwell explained.

(Read more at Townhall)

  1. Bloomberg’s sexist remarks

We have to go across the pond to The Guardian‘s 15 February 2020 article to read about Michael Bloomberg’s sexist remarks.

The presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has insisted he is a “champion for women in the workplace”, after the republication of a 30-year-old booklet purporting to contain his “Wit and Wisdom” cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the billionaire former New York mayor.

The Washington Post made the 1990 booklet available online as it published an investigation of how Bloomberg has “for years battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments”. The booklet was presented as a gift to Bloomberg on his 48th birthday party and contains a catalogue of sexist remarks attributed to the billionaire during his time at the company he founded.

The renewed attention on Bloomberg – who has for years been the subject of allegations that his company fostered a hostile and sexist environment towards women – comes as he has surged in the race for the Democratic nomination to face Donald Trump in November.

With the leftwinger Bernie Sanders climbing in national polls and former vice-president Joe Biden falling away, Bloomberg’s self-financed candidacy has begun to attract support from moderates seeking what they believe will be an electable alternative to Donald Trump.

On Saturday the rightwing Drudge Report website caused a stir when it said “sources close to the Bloomberg campaign” said he was considering Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate beaten by Trump in 2016, as his running mate this year.

But with such increasing prominence, fuelled in part by a massive TV and Facebook advertising effort, has come increasing scrutiny of the former Republican’s record in office and his comments and views.

In one comment printed in the 1990 booklet, the businessman turned politician is said to have said of Britain’s royal family: “What a bunch of misfits – a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.”

Of the Bloomberg Terminal, the computer system on which a fortune estimated at $60bn was built, Bloomberg is quoted as saying: “It will do everything, including give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.”

He is also quoted as comparing “a good salesperson” to “the guy who goes into a bar, and walks up to every gorgeous girl there, and says, ‘Do you want to fuck?’ He gets turned down a lot – but he gets fucked a lot, too!”

(Read more at The Guardian)

  1. Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Fox News reports in a 17 February 2020 article how Michael Bloomberg denegrated farmers in 2016.

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. One of the issues standing in the way of that, Bloomberg said, was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job”

(Read more at Fox News)

During my stint while earning a Bachelor of Arts at Texas A&M, I was introduced to many agricultural scientists

BloombergFarmerI concentrated on technical subjects during that time and took a number of classes in programming. However, that did not dim my respect for the work that students in the agricultural sciences went through. Obviously, Mr. Bloomberg has a bit of a vaunted view of himself regarding a field he seems to have invested little time in learning.

Bloomberg’s attempts at trying to redeem himself

  1. Bloomberg delivers his best attack line against Bernie Sanders … and it was pretty brutal

Townhall comments on the Bloomberg attacks against Bernie during the Nevada debates.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg jumped into the 2020 ring. Or was it a shark tank? He secured a spot on the debate stage for the Nevada debate—and everyone was gunning for him. Mike clogs the spot. He threatens Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He has to be destroyed. He pulls from bases of support that makes everyone’s path to the nomination no matter how small, even smaller. They had to deliver a thousand blows to him. And he was beaten pretty badly by everyone. From stop-and-frisk to allegations of sexually suggestive remarks, Bloomberg came off as cold, calculating, and just unlikeable. He was horrific on the non-disclosure agreement issues that were brought up. It was not good. CNN’s Van Jones called his performance a disaster, but he did have one good attack line against Sanders—and it was a brutal one.

BernieScreamsThe Vermont democratic socialist went on his usual line about how socialism is awesome. He railed against what he sees as socialism for the rich, calling out Donald Trump for getting hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for his business ventures. Sanders also railed against the welfare state expenditures for Walmart’s workers because the Walton family pays what the Left sees as “starvation wages.”

“I believe in a democratic socialism for working people, not billionaires. Health care for all, educational opportunity for all,” said Sanders as he finally ended his stump speech by declaring he will create a government that works for everyone.

And then Bloomberg torpedoed it in a couple of sentences.

“What a wonderful country we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” he replied.

(Read the rest at Townhall)

  1. Michael Bloomberg considering Hillary Clinton as running mate

Breitbart reports that Michael Bloomberg has suggested Hillary Clinton as a running mate.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering choosing failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a running mate, according to the Drudge Report on Saturday.

Matt Drudge launched a siren banner on the front page of the Drudge Report to highlight the news, citing sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.

According to those sources, internal campaign polling found that the Bloomberg/Clinton ticket would be a formidable force to tackle Trump in the general election.

(Read more at Breitbart)

While Bloomberg may be strategizing, this may be a wrong move

If Bloomberg were to win the presidency with her at his side, it might be the shortest presidency on record.

  1. Candidate Bloomberg Adds Memes to Campaign Arsenal

Breitbart also reports that Bloomberg has been buying memes to build his brand on social media.

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign said Thursday it has invested in sponsored Instagram meme content in a new illustration of his record spending aimed at securing the Democratic presidential nomination.

As he vies to be the candidate to take on President Donald Trump, the former New York mayor is also challenging the president on one of his preferred battlefields — the world of social media, where the comic images known as memes flourish.

“Mike Bloomberg 2020 has teamed up with social creators to collaborate with the campaign, including the meme world,” campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said in an email to AFP.

“While a meme strategy may be new to presidential politics, we’re betting it will be an effective component to reach people where they are and compete with President Trump’s powerful digital operation,” Singh added.

Trump’s surprise election win in 2016 was attributed in part to his use of social media, which was much more aggressive than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Among the Instagram content creators recruited by Bloomberg are fuckjerry, grapejuiceboys and tank.sinatra, each of which has millions of followers.

On Wednesday they published screen shots of humorous (but fake) private messages with Bloomberg on Instagram — and which they said were sponsored by him.

In one of them, the 77-year-old candidate says that his granddaughter showed him the account.

In one post, Bloomberg appears to ask the account to post a meme to let everyone know he is “the cool candidate” — along with a picture of him in oversized shorts, a Polo-style shirt and a rust-colored vest.

In the meme, the candidate agrees to pay “a billion dollars” for the post.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is another sad instance of buying the presidency

Original articles said that Bloomberg was offering $150 per endorsement. Later scuttlebutt says that people have been earning thousands.

  1. Bloomberg Hits Sanders: ‘Outrageous’ to Call Soleimani’s Death an ‘Assassination’

If I am going to blog on all the things I disapprove of among Bloomberg’s acts, I should also refer to Breitbart‘s 6 January 2020 article where Bloomberg pointed out the outrageousness of Bernie’s statement on the killing of Soleimani.

Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg (D) said it is “outrageous” to describe the death of Iran’s top terror chief as an “assassination” — a description used by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Bloomberg last week took issue with Sanders describing the elimination of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, an “assassination,” telling reporters that it is an “outrageous thing to say.”

“Nobody that I know of would think that we did something wrong in getting the general,” the billionaire said:

His remarks followed the Sanders campaign’s statement, describing the terrorist’s death as an “assassination”:

Sanders said in a video statement that he would “do everything that [he] can to prevent a war with Iran” and added that he apologizes to “no one” for his position:

Bloomberg, however, took a more measured approach, stating that Soleimani had the “blood of Americans on his hands.” While he took shots at Trump in his statement and questioned his judgment, he did not outright condemn the action:

(Read more at Breitbart)

Thirteen stories on Democrats doing what Democrats do best


Hating

  1. Texas Democrat doubles down on wishing Barack Obama had cancer

The Daily Caller points out one hypocritical Texas Democrat who seems to wish harm on the former president.

This comes with a hat tip to The Chris Salcedo Show.

Justin-LeceaDemocratic Texas congressional candidate Justin Lecea said he hopes former President Barack Obama gets cancer in a series of tweets posted Sunday night.

Lecea attempted to justify his ill-wishes towards the 44th president by calling Obama a war criminal, and citing his administration’s record on deportations and immigration enforcement.

“Y’all are defending a war criminal who was in authority during the deportation of over 3 million immigrants,” Lecea said in one of his tweets.

Lecea also attacked the former president’s record on climate change and health care.

“People are criticizing me for wishing cancer on Obama. I say that having lost a parent to brain cancer after 12 years of fighting, and getting to see just how terrible our Healthcare system is, and I still think he deserves it or worse,” Lecea said.
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(Read more at the Daily Caller)

I will admit that I did not support the policies of Barack Hussein Obama

I will admit that I opposed the policies of Barack Hussein Obama. I resented his intrusion into my health care costs where he promised to lower them and then increased them by multiples. Additionally, while I supported getting the US out of Iraq, I did not support the power vacuum he created (facilitating the creation of ISIS). Also, I stood against him on a number of other stances (such as the abandonment of Christians in the area of ISIS). Still, I did pray for the president.

In contrast, it seems that this Democrat wants to ingratiate himself to those who are hurting from the effects of the ACA and other Obama administration policies by wishing ill on the former president rather than suggesting ways to cure these ills. It seems that this puts him in the swampier part of both the Democrat and Republican parties.

  1. Driver in Florida plows van into GOP voter registration tent, nearly hitting 6 volunteers

Miami Fox affiliate WSVN reports on the man who drove into a GOP voter registration tent in Jacksonville, Florida. A video from Jacksonville independent station WJXT also covers the event.

A man in Florida is under arrest after he deliberately drove a van into a tent where voters were being registered by local Republicans, authorities in Jacksonville said Sunday.

William Loel TimmThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said via social media that 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The Republican party of Duval County said it had set up the tent on Saturday in order to register voters.

The county GOP said via Twitter that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”

Local media said there were no injuries.

“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” volunteer Mark Alfieri told television station WJAX.

(Read more at WSVN)

Trying to run over 6 people due to their political persuasion might seem like a hate crime

Making a video (though he accidentally stopped making the video before the “good part”), stopping the van, making another video of the damage, and then speeding off certainly seems like a premeditated hate crime. An admission of “someone had to do it” and claiming allegiance to Antifa seems like relevant information. Why hasn’t the main stream media reported on any of this?

  1. Don’t let the media make you forget a Democrat just tried to run over Republicans in Jacksonville

The Red State also reports on the 27-year-old who drove into a Florida GOP voter registration tent.

Maybe you hadn’t heard or maybe you’ve already forgotten. You can’t be blamed for either.

On Saturday, 27-year-old Gregory Timm drove his car into a Republican voter registration tent in Jacksonville because “he did not like Donald Trump.” He was subsequently arrested at his home for his actions and luckily, no one was hurt.

Timm was open about what he was trying to do and why he did it. Even going so far as to show police officers a video he made just before he committed the crime, and even bragging to police that the “good part” was when it drove into the tent. The video actually cut out before that happened and Timm expressed disappointment.

For some reason, the police redacted the part of the report where Timm admits that he is a part of an organization, but many have guessed that the group he’s a part of is Antifa, as this kind of violence and destruction fits with their patterns.

It is currently unclear if he intended to hurt the volunteers at the tent or just run the tent down.

I tell you all this not to report on the crime, but to show you the lack of reporting on it. At this time, there hasn’t really been much media activity on it at all since Saturday. I don’t think I need to explain to you why, but I will anyway.

This was an attack by a leftist on right-leaning people who clearly supported Donald Trump. Despite the fact that people could have died or been seriously injured during the attack, the media has no interest in covering something so mundane as a bunch of Republicans in danger from a Democrat.

We all know that if the role was reversed, then this story would be plastered all over every working television screen you walked by. The media wouldn’t be able to stop talking about it. They would hold rallies and marches. They would put the people who worked the tent that got run over on television and radio as often as humanly possible. The narrative that would be cooked up would be that this is Trump’s America and that this kind of hatred and violence is only around because Orange Man fosters it.

The state of our media isn’t one where information is king, but agenda and narrative. There is a clear bias that prevents certain facts about the world around us from getting in. In fact, as a man who works in media myself, I can tell you that I see a lot of the mainstream media leaving stuff out more than it is putting stuff in.

This is one of those moments. At this time I’m watching as conservative outlets like RedState and the Washington Free Beacon report about it, but nothing from the mainstream media. At least as of this writing.

(Read more at the Red State)

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When did the police become the agency that redacted information about Antifa?

Why has the Jacksonville police department become the protectors of the violent faction of the Democrat party?

  1. Milwaukee teacher placed on leave for tweet about Limbaugh’s cancer

The Milwaukee Star Tribune reports in a 6 February 2020 article how a teacher has been placed on leave for applauding the cancer diagnosis of Rush Limbaugh.

This comes with a hat tip to The Chris Salcedo Show.

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A Milwaukee Public Schools teacher has been placed on leave after tweeting that it was “awesome” that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has cancer.

Travis SarandosThe district said English teacher Travis Sarandos was placed on leave Wednesday pending an investigation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sarandos tweeted “limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful.”

Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account.

(Read more at the Milwaukee Star Tribune)

Although I am certain that Rush has thick skin and this poorly-thought-out comment may fall under free speech, this “man” should think about others

Since this comment was certainly not borne out of love, this “man” must certainly not have thought about the possible other audiences he might be addressing. Therefore, if he is allowed to continue his future in education, he might consider the following: he might consider the feelings of the suffering and of those who support the suffering. While he may have had his focus on someone who obviously affected this petty person, he did not consider the outside world.

Avoiding the truth

  1. Nancy Pelosi’s staff demands takedown of video of her SOTU tantrum

Breitbart reports in a 10 February 2020 article how Nancy Pelosi’e staff has called for the removal of the video that shows the people mentioned during the State of the Union speech which she destroyed.

A video shared by President Trump showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing apart the State of the Union address has amassed over 18 million views on social media despite her allies’ efforts to convince platforms to remove it.

The video, posted by the president last week, shows Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union address and highlights memorable moments of the speech, such as Trump honoring 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Gen. Charles McGee. It has now surpassed 11 million views on Twitter, 3.1 million views on Facebook, and 4.1 million views on Instagram:

The video, titled “Powerful American Stories Ripped To Shreds By Nancy Pelosi,” has drawn criticism from Democrats, who claim it is misleading:

“Researchers say the Pelosi video is an example of a ‘cheapfake’ video, one that has been altered but not with sophisticated AI like in a deepfake,” the Associated Press reported.

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill asserted that the video was “deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people” and blasted social media platforms for failing to remove it.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This video does faithfully show a number of people honored in the State of the Union speech.

Because campaign commercials have used video compilations to illustrate the wide range of components within any particular subject, the idea that Freedom Fights cannot use images of each of the central honorees of the State of the Union speech while protesting San Fran Nan’s desecration of the historic copy of the speech flies in the face of reason.

Still, like the nuclear option and the concept of an impeachment without a crime, this obviously gives the next Republican Speaker of the House serving under a disagreeable Democrat president some new options.

  1. FACT CHECK: Do 2,900 Children Die From Gun Violence Every Year?

Fact checking group Check Your Fact countered a claim in a recent Michael Bloomberg advertisement that claimed that 2,900 children die annually from gun violence.

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg aired a Super Bowl ad that at one point said, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.”

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Verdict: False

The statistic includes the deaths of 18- and 19-year-olds who are legally considered adults in most U.S. states. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data from 2013 to 2017, the time period used by the Bloomberg campaign, show there was an average of 1,499 gun deaths per year among children between the ages of 0 and 17.

Fact Check:

Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, has so far spent more than $140 million on TV and digital advertising for his presidential bid, according to The Wall Street Journal. His campaign reportedly paid $10 million to air a 60-second advertisement during the Feb. 2 Super Bowl match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

The ad features Calandrian Kemp discussing the death of her son, George Kemp Jr., who was shot and killed outside of Houston in 2013 at age 20. She praises Bloomberg for his efforts to implement more stringent gun control laws.

At one point, the ad shows a graphic saying, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.” That figure, however, is misleading.

The statistic appears to come from a 2019 report by Everytown for Gun Safety, a Bloomberg-affiliated gun control nonprofit. It uses CDC data between the years of 2013 and 2017. But as the report clearly states in a June 2019 fact sheet, the figure includes 18- and 19-year-olds legally considered adults in most states, not just those considered children under the law.

When looking at the same CDC data for children ages zero through 17, the number of deaths by firearm (intentional and unintentional) drops to 1,499 per year. That figure is roughly 48% lower than the 2,900 deaths in Bloomberg’s ad.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Gifford’s Law Center, both nonprofits that advocate for gun control, reported roughly 1,500 children killed by gun violence per year for the same time period.

It’s important to note that both the CDC and Bloomberg campaign’s numbers include suicides, police shootings, accidental shootings and shootings that have an undetermined intent. These instances may or may not be counted depending upon which definition of gun violence is used.

(Read more at Check Your Fact)

 Then again, when have facts mattered to a Democrat when lies can be used to whip up hysteria?

As the Kavanaugh  and House impeachment hearings both illustrated, Democrats have shown a propensity to rest their cases on unfaithful witnesses. Rather than invest the time in vetting witnesses, Democrats recently have leaned on the tactic of building the pathos (emotion) of their argument while ignoring the logos (logic), ethos (ethics), and kronos (timing) of that argument. In this case, it seems that the ad-maker took the most compelling numbers on gun violence with children and then bumped it. In the case of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats took the word of Christine Blasey-Ford without checking to see if her testimony would stand cross-examination with her named witnesses [it didn’t]). In the case of the various permutations of the impeachment trial, the lack of credible witness testimony was best demonstrated when Representative Steve Scalise asked the panel of witness professors to identify any impeachable offenses or crimes committed by President Donald Trump and none did.

  1. CNN’s false fact check on Comey’s apparent leaking gets modified

The Daily Caller calls out a false fact check that was recently revised by CNN as a result of recent events.

ComeyAtPolConCNN issued a false fact check Thursday that said former FBI Director James Comey had never admitted to leaking sensitive information.

A couple of hours later, fact checker Daniel Dale revised the fact check to clarify that Trump had falsely claimed that Comey admitted to leaking in a May 2017 committee exchange with Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. The CNN Twitter post now reads: “Fact check: Trump falsely claims Comey admitted to leaking to Grassley (Clarification: the headline of this post has been updated to make clear that it is about what Comey said to Grassley.)”

The “fact check” came as a result of Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal speech to supporters and media Thursday in the East Room of the White House. Trump incorrectly recalled that Comey had first admitted to leaking information under cross-examination from Grassley during a session of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In fact, Comey had admitted during testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June 2017 to coordinating a leak of a memorandum that recorded his private conversation with President Donald Trump.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons.” The friend was later revealed to be Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.

But CNN’s initial fact check suggested Trump was lying in stating that Comey had ever admitted to leaking.

The network’s subsequent fact check clarified that Comey did not admit to leaking to Grassley. That is accurate, but the senator, who was then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was aware of Comey’s activities. Grassley wrote in a letter to then-deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, “If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

CNN, why not act like a reputable journalistic endeavor and print a retraction instead?

Rather than doing the dishonest thing of changing the record and pretending nothing happened, why not do what most main stream media outlets do? Why not print a retraction in only the print version of your publication, put it in agate print on the last page of your Want Ads section, and be done with it? That way, when you get caught, you can “honestly” say that there was a retraction.

Criminalizing those who deserve praise and protecting criminals

  1. NYC cops ‘declaring war’ on Mayor de Blasio, union says, following ‘assassination attempts’ on officers

Fox News reports in a 8 February 2020 article that New York City cops have decided to fight back against the anti-cop mayor.

police union says the men and women of New York City’s finest are now “declaring war” on Mayor Bill de Blasio following a pair of shootings targeting officers in the Bronx over the weekend.

The fiery rhetoric directed at the Big Apple’s Democrat leader — who has implemented several measures critics say are hostile to police – comes as the NYPD filed charges against suspect Robert Williams in both attacks.

“Mayor De Blasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association wrote in a tweet. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you.

“NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you,” the tweet added. “This isn’t over, Game on!”

Police say Williams first ambushed two officers from the 41st Precinct on Saturday night, who had been sitting in a marked patrol van. One officer was wounded as a result of that attack when a bullet grazed his chin and neck.

Williams then walked into the precinct’s station house the next morning and opened fire with a 9mm handgun, injuring a lieutenant, police added. Only after running out of bullets did the 45-year-old Bronx native lay down on the ground and surrender.

The two officers wounded in the attacks have been treated and released from New York City hospitals.

Williams, meanwhile, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

De Blasio’s office ripped Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins on Monday, telling Fox News that his “comments are absolutely reprehensible.

(Read more at Fox News)

Take note of who really displays reprehensible behavior (that is, Bloomberg’s protege)

The person who has really exhibited reprehensible behavior would be the person who enjoys taxpayer-funded, continuous armed protection while:

  • Lobbying with Bloomberg’s group against our second amendment rights and
  • Telling his son not to trust the officers who provide this mayor with his protection.

  1. NYC police attacks are encouraged by de Blasio’s anti-police rhetoric

According to Fox News host Dean Cain, the attacks against police have been spurred on by the anti-police rhetoric of mayor De Blasio.

Actor and former reserve police officer Dean Cain said on Monday that the assassination attempts against New York City police officers over the weekend are due in part to anti-police rhetoric by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Chris Cuomo.

“De Blasio and Cuomo are part of that problem,” Cain told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

“The rhetoric and the words coming out of [De Blasio’s] mouth have done nothing except for encouraging these sorts of attacks on police officers and it’s an absolute nightmare.”

Cain added that the mayor has no support among the NYPD’s rank-and-file.

“I spoke to officers this morning and the morale is horrible and the feeling is terrible,” Cain said.

Police say a man, identified as Robert Williams, carried out two attacks on officers in the Bronx fewer than 12 hours apart. Williams was taken into custody on Sunday morning after unloading his 9mm handgun on officers at the 41st precinct, wounding a lieutenant in his upper left arm.

The weekend attacks come amid rising tensions between the city’s 34,000-member force and the de Blasio administration, which has implemented several measures that critics say are hostile to police.

De Blasio oversaw the end of the stop and frisk policy, which gave beat cops wide latitude to detain and search people for weapons, made the Big Apple a sanctuary city and has slated the Rikers Island jail for closure. In addition, new criminal justice reforms passed by state lawmakers have effectively ended cash bail for a wide variety of criminal suspects.

(Read more at Fox News)

  1. Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group just vastly outspent the NRA to help Democrats win in Virginia

CNBC reports in a 6 November 2019 article that Bloomberg’s gun control group has become the powerhouse behind the gun control effort in Virginia.

A gun-control lobbying group funded largely by billionaire Michael Bloomberg just helped Democrats take over the state government in Virginia – right in the National Rifle Association’s backyard.

In Tuesday’s elections, the Democrats tipped the Virginia House and Senate in their favor, giving them full control of the state government for the first time since 1994. The election had stronger-than-usual turnout in the suburbs, according to media reports.

While the results could be a good omen for Democrats’ chances in 2020, it may also be a tipping point in the money battle over gun rights. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group that the former New York mayor helps fund, spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

“In the past, the NRA has had its way with lawmakers because it was considered powerful and wealthy, and that has dynamic changed drastically — even within the last year,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which is part of Everytown.

The NRA, in a statement, said “Virginians are about to experience life under a distant tycoon’s thumb,” referring to Bloomberg.

“Candidates who proudly accepted Bloomberg’s cash — and every voter they misled — will soon realize the cost of being beholden to a Manhattan billionaire who despises Virginians’ right to self-defense,” the organization said.

Other issues, such as minimum wage and health care, were also a focus for voters in the election. But gun control was in the spotlight. Three in 4 voters rated gun policy, including mandatory background checks, a “very important” issue, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll. A mass shooting in Virginia Beach left a dozen dead earlier this year, while massacres in Ohio, Texas and California also emboldened groups calling for tougher gun laws.

Bloomberg helped found Everytown for Gun Safety in 2014 to “end gun violence and counter the Washington gun lobby.” The group put its focus beyond Congress, to bring attention to state elections and corporate boards, “fields of play formerly occupied almost solely by the gun lobby.” Bloomberg has pledged to spend at least $50 million to support the cause. The group now has 350,000 financial backers, though Bloomberg remains a major contributor.

(Read more at CNBC)

This seems to go against the wishes of most Virginians I know

Admittedly, my acquaintances tend toward the conservative side (go figure, since there is likely a large amount of confirmation bias between the tweets we share). Still, it does not seem that a Democrat who preaches against the electoral college would take the disproportionate representation afforded him by his investment in Everytown for Gun Safety.
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Then again, Buttigieg has always pushed for the elimination of the electoral college. However, when the system in Iowa gave him more delegates, he accepted them.

Being Racist

  1. Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending “stop and frisk” and telling cops to throw “minority kids against wall”

A 11 February 2020 Fox News article reports on the Bloomberg tape that recorded him defending the “stop and frisk” policy where he says he will send all his cops to minority neighborhoods and other racist gems.

A newly surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.

President Trump blasted his fellow New Yorker as the audio emerged, saying in a Tuesday morning tweet as the New Hampshire primary was getting underway: ‘”WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!” The tweet was later taken down, without explanation — but his campaign manager Brad Parscale soon afterward tweeted “#BloombergIsARacist,” next to a separate clip of Bloomberg complaining in a 2013 radio interview that police stop white people “too much” and minorities “too little.”

Parscale added in reference to the 2015 comments, “All the money in the world can’t undo this.”

In an audio clip of the 2015 speech Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute, the billionaire acknowledged that “stop and frisk” targeted minority “kids” whom cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Sending police to high-crime areas must be supported; however, using race as probable cause cannot be supported

For a mayor to introduce a policy that calls for minority-community men and boys to be searched without probable cause shows how that mayor (Bloomberg) might display dictatorial tendencies. However, that may not come as a surprise to those who experienced Bloomberg’s  soft drink bans, high taxes on cigarettes, and other nanny-state programs. Additionally, like the Democrats who have taken part in the debates, Bloomberg has expressed an interest in funding health care for illegal aliens by heaping more taxes on those who work.

Shady dealings

  1. Iowa Democrat party chair calls for probe into caucus

One America News Network reports that the Iowa Democrat party has called for a probe into the caucus that took 3 days longer than usual.

The chair of the Iowa Democrat Party is calling for an independent investigation into what went wrong with the caucus this week. On Friday, Troy Price said while 100 percent of reporting has been achieved, delays and inconsistencies have hindered the final result.

Price added the review will take as long as needed.

“We will be undergoing an independent forensic review of the challenges that we saw on Monday night,” he said. “What went right, what went wrong, from start to finish, and what we can do better in the future.”

The Iowa Democrat Party will also give 2020 campaigns the chance to submit evidence of inconsistencies and file a request for a recanvass. Candidates will have until noon on Monday to submit discrepancy claims from the caucus results.

“This morning, we informed campaigns of two new steps over the coming days to ensure that the numbers we reported match the records from caucus night,” stated Price. “First, we are providing presidential campaigns the opportunity to submit evidence of data entry inaccuracies, and we will work to make necessary corrections.”

The chairman went on to say “the IDP will compare the reported numbers with the results from caucus night to ensure the integrity of their reporting.”

According to reports, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg won 13 pledged delegates and Sen. Bernie Sanders took 12 from the flawed Iowa caucus. Additionally, Sen. Elizabeth Warren walked away with eight delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden got six and Sen. Amy Klobuchar received one. The Iowa Democratic Party has yet to finalize those numbers.

The Associated Press calculated how the 40 delegates would be distributed, revealing an extra delegate yet to be claimed. Many believe it could be withheld due to the chaos surrounding the precincts’ reporting.

However, this may give Buttigieg and Sanders an opportunity to tie for the top spot. This would make quite the déjà vu for Sanders, who virtually tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa in 2016.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

You know that the corruption is rife when Democrats ask to be investigated

When a Democrat asks to be investigated (as opposed to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz when Democrat computers were involved), you know that things are bad.

  1. Iowa Democrat Party: ‘Inconsistencies’ Found in Reporting of Caucus Results

Breitbart reports on the failure of the Iowa caucus.

The Iowa Democrat Party announced late Monday evening that it discovered “inconsistencies” in the reporting of three sets of caucus results as delays continue to plague the first-in-the-nation primary contest.

<“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report,” Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure said in a statement. “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

The development comes after officials announced they are doing “quality control” on the results prior to releasing them out of “an abundance of caution.”

As of 11:30 P.M. EST, final caucus results have not yet been confirmed. Previous races have been called between 8 P.M. EST and 10 P.M. EST.

The Biden campaign sent a letter to the Iowa Democrat Party regarding the delay, raising concerns about the “considerable flaws” in the reporting system.

“I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed,” wrote Biden campaign general counsel Dana Remus.”Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party. These acute failures are occurring statewide.”

“We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released,” Remus added.

Iowa Democrats went to their precinct caucuses Monday to vote for their choice for the 2020 presidential race among a historically large field of candidates and no clear front-runner.

The caucuses officially begin the 2020 primary season, which will ultimately lead to party presidential nominations this summer.

Under Iowa’s Democrat Party caucus system, members gathered at 1,678 neighborhood locations across the state, or at one of 87 “satellite caucus” locations around the world, to cast a ballot for their choice for the Democratic nominee among 11 candidates.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Three Four stories of good news for conservatives – Updated


  1. Seizing on the misfortune of his rivals, Bloomberg plans to double the size of his already mammoth national ad campaign

Politico reports in a 4 February 2020 article that Bloomberg (who polls in the single digits and did not advance above Amy Klobuchar during Iowa’s caucus) has decided to double down on ineffective and senseless. In other words, he has decided to double his advertising campaign budget although he has not advanced significantly in the polls.

Pouncing on the misfortune of his Democratic rivals, Bloomberg’s campaign said Tuesday it will double the size of his already mammoth national ad campaign. The former mayor has spent $315 million so far on the airwaves. The campaign, which has about 2,100 employees, will also continue to add field staff at a rapid clip. Those moves were first reported by the New York Times.

“Things are going well. That’s when you want to put more money in,” Bloomberg told POLITICO in a brief interview Tuesday.

He reiterated that Biden and the rest of his opponents lack management experience, and added that he’s on a first-name basis with foreign leaders and dignitaries because of his global business experience.

(Read more at Politico)

Michael Bloomberg “is not stupid”

Of course, don’t let anyone say that Michael Bloomberg is stupid. As the Janesville Gazette points out:

Bloomberg can read tea leaves. And so, one assumes, did many of the estimated 2,000 people who filled Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center for a Bloomberg rally as the numbers from Iowa were still dribbling in.

(Read more at the Janesville Gazette)

Never mind that Bloomie is going up against a successful incumbent who has fulfilled promises made during his run for office and who continually fills stadiums with hundreds of thousands of motivated fans.

BloombergBoosterStandNever mind that. Mini-Mike is not an blooming idiot.

If you are a liberal, repeat that until you believe it.

If you are a conservative blogger or podcaster, have new business cards printed up that identify you as the “Communications Manager” of your own media outlet.

 

  1. Mitt Romney Is ‘Formally Not Invited’ To CPAC

The Daily Caller reports in a 31 January 2020 article how the architect of Massachusetts’ Romneycare and the constant opponent of conservative nominees has been formally not invited to CPAC via a tweet.

RomneyNotRepublican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was notified Friday by a tweet from Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) chair Matt Schlapp that he was “not invited” to the annual conference after being one of two Republicans in the Senate to vote to call additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

“The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” Schlapp tweeted.

CPAC is one of the largest conservative gatherings in the country, and President Donald Trump has spoken at the political conference the last three years. The event is scheduled for February 26th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes, conservative commentator Mark Levin, and Brexit leader Nigel Farage set to speak at the conference.

Romney, along with Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, voted Friday to allow for additional witnesses to testify at the impeachment trial. The measure ended up failing 49-51 after other moderate Republicans joined the the rest of the party in voting no.

The Senate is expected to vote on whether to acquit Trump or remove him from office Wednesday.

In 2012, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at CPAC, but over the years the Utah senator has alienated many conservatives by criticizing the current White House administration.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Once again, “conservative” means something

By standing against someone who took the endorsement of President Trump to get elected and now votes in line with the people who even the liberal press admitted lied about the conversation with the Ukrainian president.

  1. WWII vet receives birthday cards for his 100th birthday!

Houston ABC affiliate KRTK reports that a World War II veteran has received almost 1,000 birthday cards for his 100th birthday.

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After celebrating 99, number 100 is the birthday a World War II veteran might remember the most.

“Mr. Broussard, we hope you have a wonderful birthday,” Cheryl Miller read to her dad, Joseph Broussard.

It’s a message he received over, and over. Not just from family, and friends, but from people across the country.

“Look at this one is from New York,” Miller showed her dad.

A little more than a week ago, Broussard turned 100. Instead of gifts, a social media post asked people for cards.

The goal was 100, but the wish was granted by nearly 1,000 people.

“All those cards are for me,” Broussard asked his daughter. “Yes,” Miller said.

The cards came from France, Australia, and even from former President George W. Bush.

“It made my heart happy,” he said. “Oh, yes, sir.”

With so many cards, his family decided to do more than hang them. They banded and tied the cards to give the World War II vet a new flag to admire.

“It overwhelmed me to tears because I had no idea to expect that at all,” Miller said.

Broussard’s birthday has passed, but the cards haven’t stopped coming.

(Read more at KRTK)

By looking at the last line quoted, there is still a chance to do good

If you want to do something good, send a card to this old vet.

  1. Bloomberg Campaign Is Reportedly Paying Social Media Influencers To Make The Presidential Candidate Look Cool

The Daily Caller reports in a 7 February 2020 article that Michael Bloomberg now seems ready to pay people who have big followings to boost his image.

The Bloomberg campaign has reportedly begun paying social media influencers to advertise the former NYC mayor’s presidential campaign to their followers using a “branded content marketplace” called Tribe.


The campaign is paying $150 to “micro-influencers” — someone who has from 1,000 to 100,000 followers, to create content — according a Daily Beast report published Friday. Bloomberg’s team reportedly wants the accounts to describe “why Mike Bloomberg is the electable candidate who can rise above the fray, work across the aisle so ALL Americans feel heard & respected.”

“Are you sick of the chaos & infighting overshadowing the issues that matter most to us?” the campaign asks potential influencers. “Please express your thoughts verbally or for still image posts please overlay text about why you support Mike.”

Tribe works with nearly 70,000 influencers to offer brands the ability to solicit their platforms to advertise a product or service, in this case, a presidential campaign. The brand is also able to license the content and use it on their own platforms.

Using Tribe to expand its audience is a small part of the Bloomberg campaign’s attempt to capitalize on the Iowa Caucus disaster by doubling its advertising budget.

Users on Twitter were quick to mock the campaign, which has experienced a surge in the latest national polls.



(Read more at Daily Caller)

So are you liberal, have no pride, and have a memory shorter than a goldfish?

If you are unabashedly liberal to the point of supporting any of the Democrat party socialists running for president. If you don’t care that anyone might know that your asking price is $150. If you can support a presidential campaign of a candidate who has implemented such nanny-state policies as a ban on super-sized drinks, inordinate taxes on tobacco products, and attempts to force his views on charter schools. (Or, possibly, you are a liberal and a shining example of our education system and, therefore, have no knowledge of his former policies while mayor of New York.) If all of these apply to you — I have a deal for you.


If you are conservative and not willing to sell your soul for $150, you still might get to see a number of liberals turn against Mini Mike.

Three stories of good news for conservatives


  1. Seizing on the misfortune of his rivals, Bloomberg plans to double the size of his already mammoth national ad campaign

Politico reports in a 4 February 2020 article that Bloomberg (who polls in the single digits and did not advance above Amy Klobuchar during Iowa’s caucus) has decided to double down on ineffective and senseless. In other words, he has decided to double his advertising campaign budget although he has not advanced significantly in the polls.

Pouncing on the misfortune of his Democratic rivals, Bloomberg’s campaign said Tuesday it will double the size of his already mammoth national ad campaign. The former mayor has spent $315 million so far on the airwaves. The campaign, which has about 2,100 employees, will also continue to add field staff at a rapid clip. Those moves were first reported by the New York Times.

“Things are going well. That’s when you want to put more money in,” Bloomberg told POLITICO in a brief interview Tuesday.

He reiterated that Biden and the rest of his opponents lack management experience, and added that he’s on a first-name basis with foreign leaders and dignitaries because of his global business experience.

(Read more at Politico)

Michael Bloomberg “is not stupid”

Of course, don’t let anyone say that Michael Bloomberg is stupid. As the Janesville Gazette points out:

Bloomberg can read tea leaves. And so, one assumes, did many of the estimated 2,000 people who filled Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center for a Bloomberg rally as the numbers from Iowa were still dribbling in.

(Read more at the Janesville Gazette)

Never mind that Bloomie is going up against a successful incumbent who has fulfilled promises made during his run for office and who continually fills stadiums with hundreds of thousands of motivated fans.

BloombergBoosterStandNever mind that. Mini-Mike is not an blooming idiot.

If you are a liberal, repeat that until you believe it.

If you are a conservative blogger or podcaster, have new business cards printed up that identify you as the “Communications Manager” of your own media outlet.

 

  1. Mitt Romney Is ‘Formally Not Invited’ To CPAC

The Daily Caller reports in a 31 January 2020 article how the architect of Massachusetts’ Romneycare and the constant opponent of conservative nominees has been formally not invited to CPAC via a tweet.

RomneyNotRepublican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was notified Friday by a tweet from Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) chair Matt Schlapp that he was “not invited” to the annual conference after being one of two Republicans in the Senate to vote to call additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

“The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” Schlapp tweeted.

CPAC is one of the largest conservative gatherings in the country, and President Donald Trump has spoken at the political conference the last three years. The event is scheduled for February 26th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes, conservative commentator Mark Levin, and Brexit leader Nigel Farage set to speak at the conference.

Romney, along with Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, voted Friday to allow for additional witnesses to testify at the impeachment trial. The measure ended up failing 49-51 after other moderate Republicans joined the the rest of the party in voting no.

The Senate is expected to vote on whether to acquit Trump or remove him from office Wednesday.

In 2012, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at CPAC, but over the years the Utah senator has alienated many conservatives by criticizing the current White House administration.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Once again, “conservative” means something

By standing against someone who took the endorsement of President Trump to get elected and now votes in line with the people who even the liberal press admitted lied about the conversation with the Ukrainian president.

  1. WWII vet receives birthday cards for his 100th birthday!

Houston ABC affiliate KRTK reports that a World War II veteran has received almost 1,000 birthday cards for his 100th birthday.

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After celebrating 99, number 100 is the birthday a World War II veteran might remember the most.

“Mr. Broussard, we hope you have a wonderful birthday,” Cheryl Miller read to her dad, Joseph Broussard.

It’s a message he received over, and over. Not just from family, and friends, but from people across the country.

“Look at this one is from New York,” Miller showed her dad.

A little more than a week ago, Broussard turned 100. Instead of gifts, a social media post asked people for cards.

The goal was 100, but the wish was granted by nearly 1,000 people.

“All those cards are for me,” Broussard asked his daughter. “Yes,” Miller said.

The cards came from France, Australia, and even from former President George W. Bush.

“It made my heart happy,” he said. “Oh, yes, sir.”

With so many cards, his family decided to do more than hang them. They banded and tied the cards to give the World War II vet a new flag to admire.

“It overwhelmed me to tears because I had no idea to expect that at all,” Miller said.

Broussard’s birthday has passed, but the cards haven’t stopped coming.

(Read more at KRTK)

By looking at the last line quoted, there is still a chance to do good

If you want to do something good, send a card to this old vet.

Ten stories on moments of liberal epiphany


  1. ‘In my day, if you went up to a guy’s hotel room, you knew exactly why you were going’: Kathy Bates on #MeToo

The Daily Caller quotes Kathy Bates as she points out several obvious points about the #MeToo Movement.

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Kathy Bates weighed in on the #MeToo era and said back in her day if a woman “went up to a guy’s hotel room, you knew exactly why you were going” there.

“About people like [Harvey] Weinstein and the casting couch and all of that,” the 71-year-old actress shared with the Guardian in a piece published Friday.

“I have a confession,” she added. “In my day, if you went up to a guy’s hotel room, you knew exactly why you were going and in those days it was consensual.”

Bates continued, “Times were different, but I really support the women who are coming forward now and I’m not happy about the men who are being accused falsely – but the ones who deserve all they’re getting, my feeling is hey, go for it.”

“The Waterboy” star went on to explain that though she was never seen as the classic starlet, she still experienced misogyny’s pigeonholing.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

As long as there are humans, there will be sinners

While this is not quite a Joseph moment where the young man in the story escaped temptation by running away from its presence, it does show that we need to be self-aware of the real situation.

Do not desire her beauty in your heart

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. (Proverbs 6:25‭-‬26 NASB)

She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside. (Genesis 39:12 NASB)

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 NASB)

Maybe this is Bloomberg’s version of a truth-in-advertising admission

  1. Mike Bloomberg ad uses Obama-era footage of caged migrants to criticize Trump

As we see in the Daily Caller article of 3 February 2020, “Mike” Bloomberg showed his stripes by deceptively using footage that has incorrectly been attributed to President Trump.

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Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, released an anti-Trump campaign advertisement that included footage of caged migrants in 2014 — during the Obama era.

The Bloomberg campaign released an ad that was meant to highlight unflattering events that have occurred during the Trump administration, such as the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, the aftermath of a Florida school shooting, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“America demanded change and change is what we got,” a narrator said in the ad, which then led to a montage of footage, supposedly all taken during the Trump presidency.

The campaign took direct aim at the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement measures, clipping images of Border Patrol agents doing their job and featuring footage of detained migrants. However, a review by the Daily Caller News Foundation found that one still image used in the ad was taken in 2014 — during the Obama administration.

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(Read more at the Daily Caller)

By using this footage, Bloomberg may be admitting that the US will return to the Obama economic malaise and other Obama policies

Or maybe he wants to point back to the lackluster energy economy that was only bolstered by the beginnings of the fracking boom. Otherwise, the nation would have seen the gasoline prices of the late G. W. Bush years.


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For years, Trump has high Republican approval. Bloomberg delusional enough to think he can peel off some Republican support


Two stories on Trump’s high approval numbers among Republicans

HarrisX Poll: Trump’s GOP Approval at Record 90 Percent

A 6 January 2020 NewsMax article points out how a HarrisX poll puts President at 90% approval among Republicans.

Donald TrumpA record-high 90% of Republicans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing, according to a The Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.

The survey, conducted between Jan. 3 and 4 among 980 registered voters, took place following a U.S. air strike in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East.

Trump on Sunday reiterated his threat that Iranian cultural sites were fair game following a warning by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei that “a harsh retaliation is waiting.”

The president is also facing an impeachment trial in the Senate as lawmakers head back to the Capitol this week.

(Read more at NewsMax)

Much to Bloomberg’s possible dismay, I turn the channel with every Bloomberg and Steyer ad

Additionally, I don’t watch the main stream news outlets (except for morning weather and traffic reports). I don’t care how much they (either Democrats or their friends in the main stream media) blame President Trump for Iranian aggression or how much they idolize General Soleimani. I don’t care if the Democrats have talking points on quid-pro-quo or anything else.

Trump wins record support from GOP voters

The Washington Times reports in a 7 January 2020 article that President Trump has been enjoying record approval among Republicans.

beltway-trumpsThe liberal news media and the Democratic Party have been pushing a convenient theme for years: The election of President Trump caused a rift in the Republican Party, pitting establishment GOPers against grassroots folks who raced to the polls in 2016 and voted for Mr. Trump. That convenient and melodramatic theme just keeps resurfacing among journalists convinced that the Grand Old Party is no longer grand.

The theme has heritage. Consider that The Atlantic predicted on Dec. 11, 2015, that the GOP soon would “disintegrate” or “split in two” — and that it would no longer function as a credible national party if Mr. Trump was even nominated for president.

Other news organizations painted similar pictures at the time — and some still peddle such scenarios. But wait. Some simple, clear numbers reveal startling unity among Republicans who are neither tiring of their president or the vision of America he fosters.

“President Trump’s approval rating has hit a record high among his supporters,” reports a new Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.

“Of those surveyed, 90% of Republicans said they approve of Trump’s job performance, compared to just 10% who did not have a favorable view of the president. That is the highest favorable rating among Republicans in the Hill-HarrisX poll since it began asking the question in 2018,” the Hill reports.

(Read more at Washington Times)

Although this article confirms the NewsMax article, it also also stands in contrast to the continual Democrat drumbeat

While anyone who has continually watched the main stream may have grown blind to it, the main stream media remains unabashedly, unapologetically pro-Democrat (unless they can abandon that to be pro-socialist).

Were this the only time that President Trump hit the 90% approval mark among Republicans, this might be newsworthy. However, this has happened at least two or three other times (including the time noted in the next article by the Gateway Pundit).

A story that shows President Trump has long-term high approval among Republicans

2018: Trump Approval with GOP Voters Hits 90%

The Gateway Pundit reported in a 26 August 2018 post that President Trump’s approval had reached 90% among Republicans.

According to the latest poll President Trump has a 90% approval rating within the Republican Party and a 52% approval overall.

President Trump’s approval rating in the Wall Street Journal poll is 44% not 52% which is stunning considering the constant beating by the liberal media on an hourly basis.
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And as we reported earlier President Trump’s approval rating is still higher than Barack Obama despite the media’s constant praise of the Democrat’s failed policies.

Despite the brutal anti-Trump hysterics this past week including charges against his former campaign manager and personal attorney President Trump’s approval rating continues to hold.

This is after the liberal media repeated the word “impeachment” 222 times in one day this week!

President Trump’s approval rating is currently at 46% on Rasmussen Reports.

Media darling Barack Obama had an approval rating of 44% on August 26, 2010.

President Trump is still two points ahead of Barack Obama at a similar point in his presidency.

(Read more at the Gateway Pundit)

Sadly, shortly after this post, Drudge sold out to Google

With the removal of Drudge as an intermediary source, I lost track of the Gateway Pundit. Now, if you want a dissenting opinion to the New York Times, you have to go to Breitbart, the Daily Caller, or Lifezette.

Bloomberg touts appeal to moderate Republicans

From The Hill, we hear that Michael Bloomberg is touting his appeal to moderate Republicans.

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in a new interview presented himself as the best-positioned 2020 Democratic candidate to appeal to moderate Republicans and defeat President Trump.

“One of the reasons I’m reasonably confident I could beat Trump is I would be acceptable to the moderate Republicans you have to have,”  Bloomberg, who first ran for mayor as a Republican before switching to an independent over the course of his 12 years in office, told Reuters on Saturday.

“Whether you like it or not, you can’t win the election unless you get moderate Republicans to cross the line. The others are much too liberal for them and they would certainly vote for Donald Trump,” he added, according to the news service.

Bloomberg, a late entrant into the race, made the remarks in San Antonio, Texas as part of a bus tour through states that will vote on Super Tuesday, where he hopes to compete after sitting out the first round of primaries and caucuses.

The former mayor has spent $37 million on advertising, prompting accusations by competitors to his left, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), of attempting to buy the election.

(Read more at The Hill)

Odd that The Hill does not mention the difference Bloomberg between running as a Republican in New York and running as a Republican nationally

However, since the main stream media has been confusing Obama’s lackluster economy with Trump’s more robust economy, you cannot expect them to hit the truth even if it is hung on the broad side of a barn.

If Bloomberg is aiming for Republicans, why these advertisements?

Another odd thing is that, if Bloomberg really is aiming at Republicans, why do so many of his advertisements focus on his support of Obamacare? The last time that I looked, that was not a winning topic among Republicans.  Additionally, why does he tout his wizardry at keeping an economy going when the effects of his cola tax and other taxes (to keep the poor from hurting themselves) were so easy to look up?

Democrats take idiotic stances


The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez section of stupid acts

AOC warns of war crimes

Fox News reports on AOC’s idiocy where she claimed Trump had committed a war crime by killing a general who was in an area where US troops had been attacked by Iranian-backed forces (many might consider that a combat zone).

The far-left “Squad” member wasted little time Saturday in denouncing Trump’s warning to Iran.

“This is a war crime,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children — which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a ‘tough guy,’ It does not make you ‘strategic.’ It makes you a monster.”

Fellow “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., also accused Trump of “threatening to commit war crimes.” “God help us all!” she tweeted.

(Read more at Fox News)

Never mind that the United States Embassy in Iraq was attacked

Never mind that Soleimani had directed attacks against the US Embassy just a week ago. Never mind that Soleimaini had designed the improvised explosive devices that resulted in the deaths of over 600 service men and women. Never mind that Soleimaini had been directed by the UN not to travel due to his coordination of terror. Never mind that countless Iranians had died under his direction. Never mind his connection to Hezbollah and violence launched by that group.

AOC likes a tweet from a Russian-state media claiming Iran doesn’t target civilians

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez liked a tweet saying that the Iranians never attacked civilians.

This comes with a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show. Thanks, Chris.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) liked a tweet from a Russian-funded operative claiming that Iran, the world’s most prolific state sponsor of terrorism, does not target civilians.

“A friend flying into the US says he hasn’t seen so much security since 9/11,” activist Rania Khalek said in a Sunday tweet liked by the Democratic congresswoman. “The US is terrified of how Iran will retaliate. Iran won’t attack civilians, that’s what al Qaeda does. But it shows this assassination did the opposite of making Americans safer and our leaders know it.”
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Khalek is a host for In the Now, a viral media company funded by the Russian government that was kicked off Facebook for its pro-Russia propaganda. She previously served as an editor for anti-Israel site The Electronic Intifada but resigned after speaking at a pro-Bashar al-Assad conference in Syria.

The extent of Khalek’s pro-Iran advocacy was on full display in a recent YouTube livestream in which the activist claimed that “Iran is a country that mostly keeps to itself.” She also said “it’s a really brave country that’s been essential to keeping the Middle East stable throughout the last several decades.”

Contrary to Khalek’s claims, Iran has been responsible for countless attacks on civilians carried out by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its funding of various terror organizations. Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not respond to questions about Khalek’s Russian state affiliation or her claims about Iran’s targeting of civilians.

(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon)

Remember Iran killed over 200 protesters in 2019

In early December 2019, even liberal CNN reported on Iran shooting to kill at least 208 of their own citizens who protested the raised gas prices. NBC News reported that as many as 1,000 Iranians may have been killed by the government.

Ocasio-Cortez Says Refusing To Be Funded By Billionaires Is ‘Having Standards’ — She Took The Max From Steyer In 2018

The Daily Caller reported in a 27 December 2019 article that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that refusing money from billionaires is “having standards.”

TomSteyerCantDiscloseHundredsOfMillionsDemocratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has railed against campaigns funded by billionaires — but her own 2018 campaign took cash from billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer.

The freshman congresswoman, who has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race, took aim at billionaires as she campaigned with the self-described socialist in Venice Beach, California, last week.

“For anyone who accuses us for instituting purity tests, it is called having values,” Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd. “It is called having standards for your conduct to not be funded by billionaires but to be funded by the people, which is different!”

But as several outlets reported, Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign accepted the maximum $2700 donation from Steyer.

(Read more at the https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1210549744508035072)

Yep, never mind the money from Steyer or the endorsement of Sanders

Never mind the money taken from Steyer. That only makes AOC a standard Democrat hypocrit. Likewise, never mind AOC endorsing big money Sanders (who made all his dough while in office). That can also be ignored by the Democrat-loving press.

Big money Democrat section of stupid acts

Tom Steyer says he can’t disclose hundreds of millions in financial assets

According to the Daily Beast, Tom Steyer can’t disclose where hundreds of millions lie.

TomSteyerCantDiscloseHundredsOfMillionsDemocratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer has insisted publicly that he is divested from his once-extensive fossil fuel interests. But he also has hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in assets that he will not or cannot disclose.

The California billionaire filed a new personal financial accounting last week giving a broad view of his extensive assets and sources of income. But he declined to go into detail about significant segments of his investment portfolio, citing confidentiality agreements that bar him from publicly disclosing the underlying assets in which he is invested.

Those assets are worth between $370 million and $742 million, according to a Daily Beast review of the filing, which only discloses the values in ranges. The total could actually be higher than that, as four of the assets, holdings in two hedge funds and two private equity funds, are valued at more than $50 million, without an upper range (The Daily Beast pegged their values at $50 million precisely for the purposes of this analysis).

Steyer declined to fully detail his holdings in 43 different investment vehicles, including hedge funds managed by Farallon Capital Management, the firm Steyer founded more than 30 years ago.

“Underlying assets are not disclosed due to a preexisting confidentiality agreement,” Steyer repeatedly told the Office of Government Ethics in his financial disclosure filing. For all 43 line items, Steyer pledged that he “will divest this asset if elected.”

Steyer’s arrangement appears kosher legally.  Federal law allows political candidates to shield such specifics from public view if the asset at issue “is considered confidential as a result of a privileged [legal] relationship.”

(Read more at the Daily Beast)

Every time a Steyer ad plays and denounces Trump’s millions, remember this

Every slam on financial issues should fall flat. For that matter, since he obviously has shown a penchant to deceive, all of his claims should fall flat.

However, since a number of his ads already admit that he established his ___

Bernie Sanders, Climate Hawk, Spends Nearly $300K On Private Jet Travel In Month

The Daily Caller calls out climate hawk Bernie on his private jet travel in one month.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.

The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for “transportation.”

“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told local website VtDigger.com, which first reported on the jet expenses.

“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones said.

Sanders’s private jet use comes despite the senator’s hard-line stance on climate change, which he has consistently called “the single greatest threat facing our planet.”

Because flying generates significantly more greenhouse gases than driving, climate hawks generally advocate against taking unnecessary flights.

“The campaign purchased carbon offsets from NativeEnergy to support renewable energy projects and invest in carbon reduction projects to balance out the emissions produced on the trip,” Jones told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Carbon offsets in theory allow polluters to cancel out their emissions by funding projects aimed at reducing emissions.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Like his protege (AOC), Bernie wants restriction on you, not him

Both Bernie and AOC like to travel with gas guzzling machines while touting bills like the Green New Deal. If the world will end in 12 years as AOC claims, why do they continually use these overpowered modes of transportation rather than the trains they want us to use?

2020 ‘Socialist’ Candidate Bernie Sanders Has 3 Houses, Millions in the Bank

Breitbart reports on Bernie Sanders’ financial excesses.

Bernie SandersSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a self-described socialist who recently announced his bid for the 2020 presidential election as a Democrat, has amassed a personal fortune that includes three homes and millions of dollars in the bank.

Sanders announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, branding himself as a “grassroots” left-wing socialist who advocates for “economic” and “social” justice.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This speaks nothing of the six-figure car he drives and his personal jet

As previously posted at this blog, Sanders maintains a six-figure sports car and an array of other things that do not fit with his socialist preaching.
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As much as his deny-it-because-it-doesn’t-fit-my-view-of-socialism crowd want to ignore the facts, Bernie likes his houses, jets, and sports cars.

The Michael Bloomberg section of stupid acts

Prison Inmates Made Calls for Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign

Breitbart reports that Bloomberg farmed out his phone calls to inmates.

2012BloombergFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign indirectly used prison labor to make telephone calls, according to a Tuesday report.

Bloomberg’s campaign used third-party vendor ProCom, a New Jersey call center company, to make the calls, according to The Intercept. ProCom reportedly operates two call centers from Oklahoma state jails, where prisoners were making calls on behalf of the billionaire’s campaign to California residents. A source familiar with the matter revealed to The Intercept that incarcerated individuals at Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center were making the calls.

The Bloomberg campaign claimed it did not know prisons were being used to make the calls and said it had terminated the agreement.

“We didn’t know about this and we never would have allowed it if we had,” Bloomberg spokesperson Julie Wood told The Intercept. “We don’t believe in this practice and we’ve now ended our relationship with the subcontractor in question.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Bloomberg partakes in slave labor while touting his socialist credentials

For all of the things that Bloomberg has touted in his ads, I doubt that a return to slave wages would be found among the brag list. However, by going to the correctional system and hiring his telephone calls out to inmates, Bloomberg has taken part in America’s last vestige of slavery.

Then again, if Bloomberg really has been trying to follow in LBJ’s steps — this is the logical next step (since LBJ came out of the Jim Crow South).

Michael Bloomberg Channels the Big-Government Failures of LBJ

Lifezette reported that Bloomberg fell into the footprints of big-government Lyndon Baines Johnson.

michaelbloombergNoInvestigationOfDemocratsBillionaire 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to declare “a war on poverty” during a campaign trip to Stockton, California, on Wednesday.

“As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and that includes committing our country to new and innovative ways to combat poverty. There has to be a war on poverty,” said the exceedingly upscale Democrat at the event, his first trip

Bloomberg may want to check his history books.

Dem President Lyndon Johnson made the same pledge more than 50 years ago — and the result was disastrous.

Multigenerational government dependency, the gutting of entire urban neighborhoods and cities, and the virtual destruction of the minority family unit due to the government’s welfare policies were just some of the consequences of statist income redistribution programs that attempted to replace individual initiative and work ethic with a government check.

But, not being a political party that has ever learned from history, the Dems are back at it again — through this initiative and through party leaders’ open embrace of socialism as a viable economic policy.

Bloomberg, seen by some as a relative moderate in the Democrat field of candidates for the White House, is likely regurgitating this failed mantra as a sop to the hard-Left of the party.

Many of them who have been, and still are, employed by the public assistance industry will like his inference of a great expansion of government programs that will bring their offices greater funding and more staff.

(Read more at Lifezette)

Bloomberg, the moderate socialist in the race, has the press fooled

Problem with the Bloomberg model is that capitalism takes more people out of poverty than charity could ever hope to. Additionally, socialism (as opposed to voluntary charity) drags economies down.

Big media section of stupid acts

CNN Anchor Describes Bin Laden’s Death As A ‘Nothing Burger’ Compared To Soleimani Killing

CNN‘s Amanpour is shown in a Daily Caller article claiming that the Bin Laden death was a “nothing burger” when compared to the death of Soleimani.

Christiane AmanpourCNN’s chief international anchor described the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011 as a “nothing burger” compared to Thursday’s killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

The leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force was killed during an airstrike Thursday ordered by President Donald Trump near the Baghdad, Iraq, airport, the Pentagon said in a statement.

“Qasem Soleimani was at the height of his power when he was taken out. Unlike Osama bin Laden, who was a forgotten, you know, nothing burger, sort of hiding in a villa in Pakistan,” CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said Friday.

Former President Barack Obama ordered the raid on bin Laden’s compound in May 2011, resulting in his death. Bin Laden’s death was one of the highlights of the Obama administration.

“But, it’s not the person you take out, it’s what they leave behind and the tentacles and who comes next,” Amanpour continued. “Al-Qaeda terrorism did not end with the sidelining of Osama bin Laden. ISIS has not ended with the killing of al-Baghdadi.”

“So if you’re trying to end whatever is happening, this is a major escalation, and we need to see what the plan is.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

The media wants to minimize equal (or worse) actions by Obama

Just as the press now stands against President Trump for killing a known terrorist, the press hardly complained when Obama killed American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son by a drone strike.

After Refugee Camp ISIS Child Tells UK Reporter ‘We Will Slaughter You’, media ignores it

Breitbart shows us how a kid from an ISIS camp told a reporter “We will slaughter you.”

islamic-stateChildren of Islamic State fighters and their brides in Syrian holding camps may represent a grave threat to the West, with one telling a British reporter: “We will slaughter you.”

“In Arabic, he first quoted a verse from the Koran: ‘God says, “Turn to Allah with sincere repentance in the hope that your Lord will remove you from your ills”,’” recalled Sky News correspondent Mark Stone of an encounter with a jihadist “cub” in the Al Hol camp in Syria, which holds some 70,000 Islamic State women and children, 10,000 of whom are foreigners.

“He was asking us to repent our sins,” Stone continued.

“And then, calmly, he said: ‘We’re going to kill you by slaughtering you. We will slaughter you.’”

Many Western countries are currently seeking to repatriate children born in the shattered caliphate to women who hold (or held) citizenship Western countries.

(Read more at Breitbart)

By not reporting on cases like this, the press keeps the public unprepared

By the main stream press ignoring this, the Islamists get the upper hand in any plots to promote their death cult.

Just one day in October: Boko Haram Beheads Seven Civilians in Northern Nigeria

Breitbart reported on the continual crisis in Nigeria instigated by Islamists and ignored by the American press.

Boko Haram killed at least seven people.jpgThe radical Islamist faction of Boko Haram killed at least seven people in the city of Ngambu in the Borno state of northeast Nigeria. Local sources said that on Monday, they discovered the bodies of seven brutally decapitated people.

The gunmen “slit their (victims) throats just the way people slaughter goats,” said resident Musa Abor.

The Nigerian government has not yet released the identity of the victims.

Initially, the Boko Haram Islamists focused their aggressions mainly on resisting security forces, but recently they have increasingly targeted local civilians accused of “collaboration” with the military, as well as voluntary civilian militias.

The attacks took place while the people were celebrating the important Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, a holiday commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael.

Officials believe that more than two dozen towns and villages in the northeast are under Boko Haram control, though the Nigerian military has vowed to retake all lost ground.

The total of name=”_Hlk400460821″>those killed as a result of the Boko Haram aggression in northeastern Nigeria is now at least 11,000, according to a new report by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, Boko Haram claimed eight other victims in neighboring Cameroon, separated from Nigeria by a long, porous border. A rocket launched allegedly by Boko Haram from the Nigerian city of Banki fell on the town of Amchide, in the far north of Cameroon, killing at least eight civilians and leaving an unknown number of casualties.

The bomb hit a busy road while people were out shopping. In Amchide, the population is forming vigilante groups to fend off increasingly frequent raids of the Nigerian fighters, who in recent weeks have taken control of several towns and villages in the neighboring states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.

In Niamey Tuesday, a summit of the Lake Chad Basin Commission is scheduled to reinforce the fight against Boko Haram. The summit is to be preceded by a meeting of the defense ministers of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Benin.

The South-South and South-East chairman of Nigeria’s Northern Forum, Alhaji Musa Saidu, has called on the members of the Boko Haram sect to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

(Read more at Breitbart)

As reported in a recent post, 2019 ended with 1,000 Christian deaths at the hands of Islamists

To repeat that post, 2019 saw 1,000 Christians killed. There have been 6,000 Christians killed since 2015. Additionally, some 12,000 Christians have been displaced by the “religion of peace.”

By ignoring it, we enable it.

The racist Democrat section of stupid acts

Five Stabbed at Hanukkah Celebration in New York Suburb

Breitbart documents the anti-Semitic stabbing in liberal New York.

A Hanukkah celebration in a New York suburb turned into horror late Saturday night after a man entered and began stabbing people, witnesses say. Five victims were taken to nearby hospitals, according to police.

The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley Region said in a tweet victims inside the Monsey residence were Hasidic Jews. Two people are in critical condition, co-founder of the council, Yossi Gestetner, told CNN.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has since called the stabbing attack at the rabbi’s home an “act of domestic terrorism.”

“Let’s call it what it is: these people are domestic terrorists.” Watch:

Earlier, local police said the perpetrator fled the scene in a vehicle but that they were able to track him down.

“Horrific,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the stabbing. “So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now. I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Liberal New York has become the home of anti-Semitism

As mentioned in a recent post, the left has to own the anti-Semitism that has grown in New York and across the northeast. This cannot be laid at the feet of any other group than the liberals.

Walter E. Williams Warns Virginia About Gov. Ralph Northam’s Gun Registry Plan

Breitbart provides details from Walter E. Williams about the effects of Governor Ralph Northam’s gun registry plan.

Columnist and George Mason economics Professor Walter E. Williams is warning Virginia residents about Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) gun registry plan.

Northam has been pushing an all-out ban on AR-15s and similar rifles for some time, but he recently changed the scope of the ban in the face of the growing Second Amendment Sanctuary movement.

On December 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Northam changed his position from supporting an across-the-board ban on possession of such weapons to supporting a ban only in a situation where a person refuses to register the firearm with the government. The Virginia Mercury quoted Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky saying, “The governor’s assault weapons ban will include a grandfather clause for individuals who already own assault weapons, with the requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period.”

On December 27, 2019, Walter E. Williams used a Fox News op-ed to warn Virginians “not to fall for the registration trick.” He said, “Knowing who owns what weapons is the first step to confiscation.”

Williams added:

James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 46 wrote that the Constitution preserves “the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

Thomas Jefferson wrote: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

Too many Americans believe the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to own firearms only to go hunting and for self-protection. The framers of our Constitution had no such intent in mind.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Registration came before confiscation in Germany and Australia

It happened in the Weimar Republic of Germany where law-abiding citizens complied, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not.

According to the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, places that went from gun registration to gun confiscation include Soviet Russia, Red China, Cambodia, Kosovo, Great Britain, Australia, New York, and California.

Kentucky governor restores voting rights to 140K felons

CNN reports on how the Kentucky governor restored the voting rights of 140,000 felons.

Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday.

“My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect. My faith also teaches forgiveness and that is why I am restoring voting rights to over one hundred forty thousand Kentuckians who have done wrong in the past, but are doing right now,” Beshear, a Democrat, said in a statement. “I want to lift up all of our families and I believe we have a moral responsibility to protect and expand the right to vote.”

Beshear also lamented the state’s voter access issues, asserting that Kentucky has the third highest voter disenfranchisement rate nationwide with nearly 10% of people, and nearly 25% of African-Americans, in the state not being allowed to vote.

The move fulfills a campaign promise after Beshear’s upset victory over former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in November. It was a key point in Beshear’s platform of progressive issues, including making Medicaid more accessible and replacing Bevin’s state board of education.

The order states that more than 140,000 Kentuckians were unable to vote despite completing their prison terms for non-violent felonies, and that Kentucky was one of two states that did not automatically restore voting rights to former felons. The order does not apply to those incarcerated for treason, bribery in an election and many violent offenses.

Voting rights measures coming from the governor’s office have been a point of contention in Kentucky across several administrations. Beshear’s father, former Gov. Steve Beshear, issued an executive order in 2015 restoring felons’ voting rights. But Bevin promptly reversed it with his own executive order upon taking office later that year.

Bevin said at the time that while he supported “the automatic restoration of civil rights” for qualifying former felons, he believed “that such restoration must come through an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution and not by executive action.”

Under the Kentucky Constitution, those with felony convictions lose their voting rights but “may be restored to their civil rights by executive pardon.”

(Read more at CNN)

This effects minority neighborhoods more, since more criminals move to those poor neighborhoods

While Governor Beshear intends to benefit the small group of criminals and their sympathizers, he forgets about the larger communities around those criminals.

Kentucky governor Beshear tells Trump state will keep taking refugees

The Courier Journal provided an article on how the governor of Kentucky told Trump that he would continue to take refugees.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt refugee resettlement.

“Kentucky has welcomed refugees for well over three decades,” the Democratic governor wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Refugees in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro and other locales have contributed to the workforce and economic development of our state.”

About half of the states have consented to keep accepting refugees. No states so far have said they plan to stop accepting refugees under Trump’s order.

Even if a state opts out under Trump’s order, refugees could still move there, but they wouldn’t get funding for medical assistance and screenings, employment, social adjustment services and English language training.

In September, Trump slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. and authorized state and local governments to refuse to accept them. An executive order says that if a state or a locality has not consented to receive refugees under the State Department’s Reception and Placement Program, then refugees should not be resettled within the state or locality unless the secretary of state decides otherwise.

(Read more at the Courier Journal)

An influx of new refugees will depress the jobs market for the less-skilled among us

Just as Governor Beshear forgot about disadvantaging minority communities by restoring felons’ voting rights, he also forgot how taking in refugees depresses the job market for the less skilled.

The Sleepy Joe section of stupid acts

Six Separate Foreign Policy Lies by Democrat Joe Biden

Breitbart shows how Joe Biden lied about foreign policy while on the campaign trail.

From Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Ukraine, and everywhere in between, President Donald Trump’s campaign says former Vice President Joe Biden has been lying nonstop about foreign policy in recent days in an attempt to revise history in his political favor.

The Democrat presidential frontrunner in 2020, Biden, has made a number of claims in recent days that are demonstrably untrue, ranging from false claims that the Iran deal during the Obama administration “solved” the problem of Iran to untrue claims that he was supportive of former President Obama’s decision to launch the 2011 raid that finally killed Osama bin Laden.

Matt Wolking, the deputy communications director for rapid response for President Trump’s re-election campaign, joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this weekend to expose several of Biden’s recent lies about foreign policy.

“What you’re seeing is Joe Biden is out there on the campaign trail trying to claim he is a foreign policy expert, and he claims that that is his area of expertise—which is really quite funny when you think about it,” Wolking said. “His own Defense Secretary under Obama, Bob Gates, said that he was wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. So, now Biden is trying to rewrite history. He’s telling lie after lie to voters on a whole host of issues.”

Wolking and the Trump campaign before the show released a document demonstrating how Biden has in recent days spread six separate lies about his foreign policy record, all attempting to clean up what has been a political mess for him in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries next month.

1.) Biden falsely claims he and Obama ‘solved’ Iran

At an event in Iowa on Friday, Biden claimed that the Trump administration had, regarding Iran, sparked an “extremely dangerous problem that our administration had solved and put on the back burner back on the table.”

The claim that Biden and Obama “solved” the Iran issue just is not true.

“He claims that with the Iran nuclear issue, he claims that he and President Obama solved the Iran issue and put it on the back burner,” Wolking said on Breitbart News Sunday. “But that’s ridiculous. President Obama himself admitted that down the road his nuclear deal would have allowed Iran to build the bomb almost instantly, moving the breakout time to near-zero.”

Obama did in an interview NPR in 2015 admit that his deal would not stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb, and that after the thirteenth year of that framework, Iran would be able to build one almost instantly.

(Read the rest of lie #1 and then the other five at Breitbart)

With a complicit press, lying will help Sleepy Joe in the short term

Since the main stream media will cover for him, lying will work in the short run. However, when he has to campaign against a real opponent and when he has to work in the real world, lying will result in derision and a lost opportunity. Lying will cost America.

Fact Checkers Nuke Joe Biden on Foreign Policy as Iran Takes Center Stage

Breitbart lists the responses of fact checkers (who normally kiss up to Democrats) when they saw Sleepy Joe’s idiotic statements.

Fact checkers from a number of different establishment media operations crushed former Vice President Joe Biden this week as the issue of Iranian aggression continues to captivate the nation just weeks from the Iowa caucuses.

The shift to foreign policy in the national political debate has not been kind to Biden, who has been hammered by everyone from PolitiFact, to the Washington Post, to even CNN.

Just this week, three brutal fact checks came crushing down on Biden–whom Breitbart News and President Donald Trump’s campaign earlier this week exposed as regularly lying about foreign policy–on a number of different fronts.

First off, PolitiFact nailed the former vice president for embellishing claims about his role in former President Barack Obama’s decision to order the raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.

In an exchange with Fox News’s Peter Doocy last week, Biden lied and claimed that he was supportive of Obama’s decision to send in the special forces team that killed bin Laden:

Doocy: “As commander in chief, if you were ever handed a piece of intelligence that said you can stop an imminent attack on Americans but you have to use an airstrike to take out a terror leader, would you pull the trigger?”

Biden: “Well, we did. Guy’s name was Osama bin Laden.”

Doocy: “Didn’t you tell President Obama not to go after bin Laden?”

Biden: “No, I didn’t. I didn’t.”

That was untrue, as Breitbart News and many other outlets have noted. Biden did oppose the raid, as he, Obama himself, then-White House press secretary Jay Carney, and several Obama Cabinet officials confirmed at the time.

(Read the other 5 fact checks at Breitbart)

Truthfully, I am surprised that liberal-leaning fact checkers went against Sleepy Joe

These fact checkers must have a favorite in the game (like Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, or any other socialist).