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Black Voter About Trump: Doesn’t Care About the Tweets, ‘It’s the Policies That Matter Most’

LifeZette - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:28

President Donald Trump spent some time in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, working to engage more black voters ahead of the 2020 election.

And though many people on the Left are skeptical the president can win over more black voters and African-American voters to his side for 2020 — some spoke out quite bluntly in favor of the president.

And one Georgia voter, speaking directly to MSNBC during a TV segment, said what many people think.

It may surprise a lot of people.

“He’s doing wonderfully with economy,” said a woman identified as Kaaryn Walker during a focus group, “and with criminal justice reform.”

“He’s uplifting black people.”

“So when I look at that, that’s what’s important to me.”

“His tweets, it doesn’t add a dollar to my purse,” she added.

“It doesn’t give my son a job, it doesn’t help me purchase a home, it doesn’t get me out of debt.”

“His policies do.”

Related: Black Unemployment Numbers: Lowest Level Ever

“So if I have to look at what matters most — it’s the policies that he produces and the results,” she also said.

The president has just launched a new Black Voters for Trump Coalition — and a board member of this group appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday to discuss it.

He had a problem, he said, with the media’s effort to downplay Trump’s contributions to the black community, as Fox News reported.

“What the president has done and is doing for our country, for the black community, is so underrated. It gets downplayed at every turn by the liberal media,” said the man, David Harris Jr, touting the new initiative.

“They don’t want to focus on any of his successes.”

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BREAKING: President Donald Trump plans to use Atlanta as a launching pad for his new African American coalition ahead of a Friday rally. https://t.co/ukwRPpOOZz

— AJC (@ajc) November 4, 2019

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Man Takes Knife to ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon in Alabama, Is Now in Custody

LifeZette - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 01:13

A man was taken into custody on Saturday after he stabbed a “Baby Trump” protest balloon on display near the University of Alabama, where the president was attending the Crimson Tide’s football game against LSU.

Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, was charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

The paper reported that Hutchinson posted a Facebook Live video saying he planned to deflate the balloon depicting Trump as a crying baby wearing a diaper and holding a cell phone.

“I’m going down here to make a scene, so y’all watch the news,” he said in the video. “This is pathetic. I’m fixing to get rowdy.”

Jim Girvan, the organizer of a group that “adopts” out Baby Trump balloons for protests, told the Associated Press a man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash in the back.

Baby Trump first rose over London when local activists brainstormed a way to troll Trump.

Now several groups raise money to bring balloon replicas around the U.S.

Donors contributed $7,882 to bring the inflatable roughly a mile from Alabama’s Bryant-Denny stadium for the Alabam-LSU game.

The rental cost $4,500 and any donations above that went to the Equal Justice Initiative.

The balloon was surrounded by about a dozen anti-Trump protesters.

“I’m shaking, I’m so mad right now,” Hutchinson said.

“I’m fixing to pop this balloon, without a doubt. Stay tuned. This should be interesting.”

Hutchinson’s bond was set at $2,500.

Donors gave a total of $955 to contribute to his legal fees.

Robert Kennedy, a volunteer “babysitter,” said the balloon immediately began to sag after it was cut.

The day had been going mostly smoothly, Kennedy said.

Some people yelled “Trump 2020” as they passed while others posed for selfies with the balloon.

But then Kennedy said a man sidled up on the back of the balloon and attacked it with a knife.

He ran away but was caught by police officers.

The Associated Press contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

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Veterans Day: Seven Films That Celebrate Those Who Serve

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 23:59

Every veteran has a story.

Some are harder to hear than others.

Some can make us laugh.

Some can make us cry.

Some can inspire us.

Our country’s military is made up of a wide variety of individuals — and each person who chooses to wear the uniform in a country based on freedom deserves to have his or her story told.

Veterans Day is a great time to speak with veterans we know so that they can pass along their stories to us — although many often keep those close to the vest, as they tend to be private, proud and quiet about what they’ve done.

Related: Veterans Mental Health Care May Finally Be a Priority

Even so, it’s an opportunity for Americans to recognize the sacrifice that men and women in all branches and at all levels in the military make.

Here is a look at seven films that do a great job of saluting this country’s too-often ignored and forgotten veterans.

It should be noted that five of these seven are rated R. These tell tough tales — so most of what’s here is not for children.

1.) “American Sniper” (rated R).  This film became a cultural phenomenon when it was released in 2014.

The biopic of late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle went on to become one of the highest grossing R-rated movies of all time. It also got caught up in a Left-versus-Right debate that really missed the point of the film.

Many leftists claimed the movie was xenophobic and pro-war. The movie is actually a modern version of Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven,” a deconstruction of the western world and a contemplation on violence and violent men.

Chris Kyle is ultimately a man who went further than most for his country; he had to make a long journey to a place where he knew what meant most in life: family. His story is about man’s relationship to war. It’s an inspiring tale of how one extraordinary veteran embraced civilian life and helped other veterans who were going through struggles.

Bradley Cooper (pictured above left) stars as Kyle, a man who joins the Navy SEALs and becomes a top sniper. His journey through the years in the War on Terror depicts the many different attitudes veterans have had toward the evolving crisis in the Middle East. The film never gets political, though.

Viewers never feel an entertainer is preaching. We instead hear the authentic voices of men and women sacrificing in the name of this country.

Kyle’s journey to the giving and loving place he arrived at near the end of his life is a gripping tale.

Eastwood, a veteran himself, treats Kyle and other veterans with respect by treating them like human beings with opinions and emotional journeys and realizations. “American Sniper” is a raw look at not only war but also at the men and women who serve.

2.) “Lone Survivor” (rated R). Director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg have worked together a number of times since this hit 2013 movie. “Lone Survivor” was such a successful team-up that they made “Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day,” “Mile 22,” and HBO’s “Ballers” together. They also worked on “Wonderland,” a thriller out on Netflix this year.

“Lone Survivor” is based on the true story of Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL who was the only man in his team to survive after a 2005 overseas incident — one of the most tragic to come out of the War on Terror, but also one of the most harrowing testaments to the strength and dedication of the men and women who represent this country in the military.

Wahlberg (pictured above right, as Luttrell) gives one of his best performances. The camaraderie between him and the other men has a more authentic feel than most movies about Navy SEALs. This likely comes from the fact that Luttrell — whose autobiography inspired this film — was involved with this movie every step of the way.

“Lone Survivor” is one of the most honest depictions of the War on Terror in film; the cast and Berg and his crew give an honest and mighty salute to this country’s veterans.

3.) “Last Flag Flying” (rated R). A spiritual sequel to 1973’s “The Last Detail,” Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” brings two generations of veterans together — those who served during the Vietnam War and those who choose to serve in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Steve Carrell (“The Office”) stars as as a former Navy corpsman who recruits two old battle buddies to help him in a task no father should ever have to complete. He needs to take his son, who died while serving overseas, home to be buried.

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Laurence Fishburne (“Hannibal”) play Carrell’s buddies. The three men are pitch-perfect in this gripping drama.

On the surface, “Last Flag Flying” is a melancholy film about loss and the price of war. However, beneath that, in the quiet moments of the performances and between the lines of dialogue, there is a story about the bonds that service creates between men and the ability for veterans to honor and help one another, even years after their service is complete.

This is a powerful film, one that is certainly a difficult watch at times. But real insight and honesty can be found here. The lead actors show how quick and layered veterans actually are; Linklater has some pretty great messages about each generation’s relationship to its wars and the price the silent victims of war pay all too often.

For a bonus, turn this into a double feature with “The Last Detail,” the fantastic film that starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid from which this film takes its inspiration.

4.) “Not a War Story” (rated R). This documentary is truly like no other. It follows the making of the independent action film “Range 15.” What’s unique about the movie is it was made mainly by veterans.

Tired of being defined by their service or injuries or valor, these veterans decide to use their experience and injuries to create the types of films that kept them entertained while they were overseas during their service. This one happens to be about a zombie apocalypse. Some stars stop by the set to help out — such as William Shatner and Danny Trejo — and watching them connect with the veterans on set shows the exact kind of connections civilians should be making to veterans every day.

The blood, sweat and tears put into this film also shows the unbreakable camaraderie of service, the humor of brotherhood, and the passion and work ethic many veterans are instilled with, thanks to their time in the service.

“Not a War Story” is a funny and eye-opening film that everybody should watch.

“It’s not about a movie. It’s about the military community coming together in a way that most of us haven’t done since we wore the uniform. We needed this project as a community. It was the impossible task,”producer Nick Palisciano told LifeZette about the unique film in a 2017 interview. “To go from no Hollywood experience and no money to raising $1.5 million and shooting a movie with William Shatner, Keith David, Sean Astin, Randy Couture, and Danny Trejo and then hitting the top of the charts on iTunes and Amazon — you either needed the military community or John Wick. John was unavailable.”

5.) “Thank You for Your Service” (rated R). This Miles Teller-starring film flew under the radar when it was released in 2017. It earned strong reviews but audiences mostly ignored it. That’s a shame, as it’s an honest and powerful piece of work.

What should sell people on this movie is the fact that it was written and directed by Jason Hall, who previously scripted Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper.”

With “Sniper” and this film, Hall did his research; he spent a lot of time around people who have served — the on-screen work shows this in spades. “Thank You for Your Service” follows the journey of three veterans of the Iraq War (lead by Miles Teller) as they head home and try to reintegrate into civilian life.

It’s a simple but honest story, one that manages to show the details of a veteran’s struggles usually glossed over in more action-oriented fare. The struggles of the VA (Veterans Affairs) has never been shown more honestly — and Teller and the cast show real spark. They’re young men struggling to do the same things the rest of us struggle with on an everyday basis, thus showing that our country’s vets are not a group to be judged by stereotypes or cliches; they’re instead to be respected as individuals well beyond their military uniforms.

6.) “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” (rated PG-13). For those dissatisfied with Angelina Jolie’s 2014 film “Unbroken,” Pure Flix released a spiritual sequel in 2018 that adjusted some of the flaws of the first movie.

While Jolie’s “Unbroken” was well made, it ignored one of the biggest parts of late veteran Louis Zamperini’s story. Zamperini was not only a track star who became a prisoner of war during World War II and survived dozens of days at sea after his plane crashed. He was also a man who found peace when he accepted Christianity after attending a speaking event by the late Billy Graham.

It is this part of Zamperini’s story that Jolie’s movie almost completely scrubbed from her telling. “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” fixed all of that by turning that part of Zamperini’s life into a feature length film.

The movie, which stars Samuel Hunt as Zamperini, tells of one of this country’s most interesting and powerful veterans. Zamperini experienced more darkness than most, but he later found light in faith and family. He chose to set his anger aside when he said he forgave the man who viciously tortured him.

Zamperini’s tale is inspiring; and telling this part of his life helps us understand the man more.

7.) “Indivisible” (PG-13). This is the true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner. The film is the story of a man and his wife reigniting their faith in order to reignite their love and relationship.

It’s not only a story of overcoming past pain, but also of how much veterans have to give — and how strong a relationship can become after being truly tested. And unlike the other films on this list, you can actually see this one in theaters. It was released in the fall of 2108.

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A version of this article appeared earlier in LifeZette. 

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House Republicans Plan to Call Hunter Biden and Ukraine Whistleblower as Witnesses

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 16:52

Public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump are set to begin this coming Wednesday.

Related: Dems Will Be the Grinch That Stole Christmas

And now comes exclusive news from Fox News that House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden (shown above) — the son of former Vice President Joe Biden — plus the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in those public hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News.

There are potential roadblocks, however.

“It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the Democrats, because the newly-approved resolution governing the impeachment inquiry gives the approval power to the chairman and the members of the majority,” said the outlet.

“Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats’ efforts to retroactively legitimize it last week,” House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wrote in a letter to Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) on Saturday, referencing the impeachment rules, as Fox News reported.

“To provide transparency to your otherwise opaque and unfair process, and after consultation with [House Oversight Committee] Ranking Member Jim Jordan and [House Foreign Affairs Committee] Ranking Member Michael McCaul, the American people deserve to hear from the following witnesses in an open setting,” he continued.

First Hunter Biden is a grown man who sat in the board of a corrupt energy company in Ukraine collecting huge sums of money while his father who was VP at the time was charged with overseeing Ukraine. Your an ethics lawyer and you don’t see a problem with this? https://t.co/S8iuSkd84x

— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 9, 2019

“Giuliani: Hunter Biden's Ukraine Ties Should've Been Probed a Year Ago” https://t.co/RfJCuELyhY#Newsmax https://t.co/Fqe47jn4tw

— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 9, 2019

Speaking recently about his now-controversial role on the board of Burisma Holdings and other related issues, Hunter Biden told ABC News, “In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part,” he told ABC News interviewer Amy Robach, as Breitbart News noted in a piece about it.

“I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all. However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a swamp in — in — in many ways? Yeah,” he said.

“So I take full responsibility for that,” the younger Biden continued.

Hunter Biden has emerged as a key figure in the Ukraine story because of his business dealings with that company while his father was serving as vice president.

Read more on the witness list story here.

And share your thoughts.

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Muslim Somali Woman Wins City Council Seat in Minnesota, Doesn’t Speak English in Interview

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 16:00

Democrat Nadia Mohamed, a Somali-American and Muslim, has just won a seat on the St. Louis Park City Council in Minnesota.

She won with 63 percent of the vote, as Fox 9 noted.

She says she was called to run for office because she “realized” how much her voice was needed.

Mohamed is a 23-year-old Somali refugee who entered America when she was 10 years old.

She’s now an elected council member.

Her political goals include affordable housing and racial equity.

She would also like to address climate change.

We often hear these sort of globalist views from those who refuse to assimilate into America.

Related: Oh, Omar! Claims She Loves This Country More Than Those Born Here

The kicker is that when she addressed supporters after her win in an interview, among the few words she said in English were “thank you” and “thank you so much.”

Why wouldn’t she speak in English?

Because many refugees refuse to assimilate, these are the types of things that are happening in these communities, as I see it.

Fox News published a story back in February of this year that detailed the following, in part:

More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined — or attempted to join — a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined.

And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

In the case of the Somalis, it’s no longer just the men.

Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson. (source: Fox News)

When you watch the video below, pay attention to the background.

It doesn’t look like this was filmed in an American city.

“Minnesota has fallen,” wrote the person below on Twitter who shared this interview.

Watch the video below:

Minnesota has fallen!

Democrat Nadia Mohamed just won a seat on the St. Louis Park City Council in Minnesota.

She will be the first Muslim woman & 1st Somali on the City Council.

Mohamed didn't feel the need to speak English because her constituency is Somali. #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/6WPmwYb3jk

— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) November 6, 2019

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Ocasio-Cortez Shows Her Cards: She Doesn’t Really Know What ‘the Deal’ Is

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:38

Speaking to Democratic supporters in Iowa on Friday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had some trouble keeping her thoughts clear and getting the words out.

Related: AOC Cheers for Bernie While New Yorkers Jeer Her Job-Killing Moves

And it appeared to leave a crowd of people a bit confused as to what they were actually cheering for during a raucous rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as he seeks the 2020 Democratic nomination for the presidency.

“We don’t let this race happen to us … We don’t watch the presidential race. This is not a movie, this is a movement,” said Ocasio-Cortez at one point to the crowd.

And it was followed by these remarks.

“So here’s the deal,” she said during part of her speech.

“You know, and what it also — and so the deal is — sorry.”

“And here’s the deal.”

“The deal is — I’m like, I got so much going on in my mind because I’m just talking to you all this evening,” she continued.

“And I was, like, trying to prepare some remarks on the plans.”

“And I was like, ‘I’m just gonna talk to them, OK?'”

“And so here’s the deal — is that, we have to stitch ourselves together. We have to connect ourselves to one another.”

“The thing is — is that, our destinies are tied.”

She also said about a so-called coalition of Democrats, “We need to stitch this movement together, bit by bit, stitch by stitch, and that’s how we’re going to win.”

“That’s not just how we’re going to win a Bernie Sanders presidency, but that’s how we’re going to win our future back. That’s how we’re going to win our country back.”

“That’s how we’re going to win it all.”

As The Des Moines Register noted, Friday’s rally “was the first of three campaign events Sanders was to hold with Ocasio-Cortez, with two more scheduled Saturday. They were to travel from the western edge of the state, hold a ‘climate crisis summit’ in Des Moines midday Saturday and end with a rally in Coralville.”

See this tweet below — and share your thoughts.

.@AOC hits the stage at a rally in Council Bluffs, IA.

This is the first time she’s ever been to Iowa and will be here today and tomorrow campaigning with Sen. @BernieSanders. pic.twitter.com/m69sywNC1H

— Shaquille Brewster (@shaqbrewster) November 9, 2019

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Why Would We Ever Want to Abandon God for a Lesser Love?

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 13:08

God’s love is the most steadfast love we will ever experience — and when we meditate on the many ways He shows His extraordinary love to us, we never want to abandon Him for a lesser love.

The 107th chapter of Psalms begins, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (‭vs. 1‬)

Throughout the entire chapter, the Psalmist explains what God’s “steadfast love” looks like for different situations.

For example, what does God’s steadfast love look like for those who are wandering in the desert of despair — and are maybe even on the edge of suicide?

When they cry out to God, He gives their heart a place to call home and fills every God-shaped desire He placed within them by giving them himself (4-7).

Verse 9 says: “He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things” (9).

Have you experienced His satisfaction?

Or are you still a running rebel, as I was for a period of time?

Related: ‘God’s Love Is the Greatest Source of Confidence, Power and Wisdom’

God’s steadfast love will chase you down.

For the rebel who has turned his back on God and finds himself in darkness, afraid of the shadow of death, afflicted in the prison of sin, with no one who will help, God’s love is our rescuer (9-12).

When “they cried to the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart” (13-14).

Yes!

He wants to free us.

He even shows His goodness to the wicked, in fact.‭

Related: ‘We Are So Much Better Off with God Than Without Him’

God, in His desire to show mercy, allows the wicked to be prosperous within His creation (33-41).

Why?

Because it is HIS goodness that draws each of us to Him. Evil is no match for God’s goodness.

The chapter ends: “The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth. Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord” (42-43‬).

If we are wise, we will remember how faithful God’s love is to us, and thus, we will remain faithful to Him.

If we begin to be dissatisfied, it’s because we have strayed from the One who always satisfies us.

We need to go back and draw close to God. His steadfast love satisfies the deepest longing of our soul.

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Radical Elizabeth Warren Would ‘Suspend All Deportations’ if Elected

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 12:20

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told an audience on Friday during a Latinx town hall in Raleigh, North Carolina, that she would be willing to “suspend all deportations” in this country as a way to enforce her immigration agenda.

President Donald Trump’s re-election team called this idea “sick.”

Translator (for a mother of five in the audience): “I have two questions. If you become president, will you pass a moratorium on deportations? And, if the answer is yes, will you be willing to include people like my husband with criminal records as part of that moratorium?”

Sen. Warren: “I am so sorry for the troubles that you and your five children face. So, I am open to suspending deportations particularly as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. I believe that what we’re doing right now with ICE focusing on people who do not pose a threat … that they do not make this country safer.”

So, as this writer understands it, she is saying she wants to disobey the laws of the nation to exacerbate the crisis — and to force Congress to change the laws of the nation.

I am pretty sure that is not the way it is supposed to work.

See this tweet and video within:

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren supports suspending ALL deportations as a way to pressure Congress to pass immigration reform she supports.

So Warren is perfectly fine with violent criminal aliens staying in the United States so that she can push for policy she wants? …Sick. pic.twitter.com/xWmoSvUYP0

— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) November 8, 2019

Warren is thus admitting that she would violate her oath of office for a quid pro quo with Congress.

Since when is Congress responsive to Americans anymore?

We’ve been begging for them to stop the insanity with open borders and sanctuary cities — and are ignored.

Congressional lawmakers ignore the victims of their policies.

Warren is willing to let Americans be harmed for the sake of her control-freak dreams, in my view.

She’s not ready to fight in Congress for them.

I am astonished she’s prepared to admit it.

If I broke into her house multiple times, would she insist I not be charged with felonies?

If she lived on the border, she wouldn’t suspend deportations — she would be building a wall around her property.

Minor question: What compensation/services is she offering to the families of citizens who are murdered, raped and robbed by illegal aliens during her political extortion scheme?

Just when you didn’t think the Dems could get any more radical on immigration, Elizabeth Warren just suggested stopping ALL deportations. This is what we are up against! We must fight back as hard as we can against these radical ideas!

— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) November 8, 2019

“In part, [this] would make illegal entry and re-entry after deportation into the United States a civil offense, not a criminal one.”

But U.S. Code says it is a criminal violation.

So if Warren says she’ll ignore the law, she is in violation of it — and thus could be impeached and removed from office.

I don’t know where she is getting her advice, yet it seems she is stupid enough to take it.

This individual must be kept from ever reaching the highest office in the land, as I see it.

The only people who support any form of criminality are criminals.

Just by supporting these people and helping them, those on the Left are aiding and abetting known criminals and are thereby breaking the law.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Wisconsin Gun Owners Laugh at MSNBC Host When He Asks About Buybacks

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 01:56

MSNBC host Ali Velshi was laughed at by Wisconsin gun owners when he asked them about gun buybacks, which have been floated by several 2020 Democratic candidates.

Mandatory buybacks have become a prominent stance among progressive candidates ever since former congressman Beto O’Rourke, who has since dropped out of the race, declared that he’d confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s at the September presidential debate.

Related: Beto O’Rourke Badly Underestimated Pushback to His Grabby Gun Idea

Other candidates who have supported mandatory gun buybacks include Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen.Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

On Thursday, Velshi sat down with a panel of eight gun owners in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and asked them about the popular progressive policy.

“Let me ask you about a proposal that’s been floated out there by a presidential candidate or more about gun buybacks,” Velshi said.

“Who thinks that’s a good idea?”

That sparked audible laughs and chuckles from the panel.

“I just bought mine for a million bucks, so if they’re willing to pay me that…” one gun owner told Velshi.

When asked if the issue of gun rights was in the “top three” election issues going into 2020, four of them raised their hands.

“Don’t mess with my rights to protect my family by trying to take away my firearms,” another gun owner said.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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Embarrassing! Hillary Tries to Imitate a Trump Phone Call

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 00:58

Hillary Clinton performed a mock phone conversation this week involving President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin — a comedy bit that fell flat, to say the least.

Mrs. Clinton was speaking with Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times’ DealBook conference when the pair began discussing the Ukraine hoax and the subsequent impeachment proceedings as pushed by House Democrats.

“[Trump] could care less about a corrupt Ukraine,” Clinton claimed.

“What he wants is dirt on Joe Biden, whether it’s real or not. In fact, from everything we know, it’s not, so give me something that I can use.”

Related: Hillary Clinton Backs Impeachment

Hillary then — for reasons known only to her — decided to imitate the president in a segment worse than an elementary school talent show.

Hillary Clinton impersonating Trump following Putin’s orders (00:44). (it’s a lousy, terrible impersonation btw)

There’s so much projection going on in this brief clip.

She is quite crazy. https://t.co/RK7uO9FvBo pic.twitter.com/qYTOzLvp3P

— Koen (@KoenSwinkels) November 8, 2019

Aside from doing a bad impersonation — she’s not a trained comedian like Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), in our opinion — the statement she concocted was wholly unintelligent.

“Vladimir just told me in my last secret phone call with him: Get Ukraine responsible for that!” Hillary bellowed.

But why go the Schiff route and completely fabricate a fake conversation to make your point?

Why?

Because the corruption involving Ukraine was purely on the side of the Democrats.

Just last month, an audio recording surfaced appearing to show a Ukraine official admitting to working with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to aide Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.

“I don’t know how, but the Americans got an audio recording of Mr. Sytnik’s conversation: He is resting with his family & friends & discussing how he would like to help Hillary.”@glennbeck reveals the Ukraine transcript the media isn’t talking about.https://t.co/fZHzqMCZbV pic.twitter.com/9jyMLVwdEB

— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) October 5, 2019

In the interview, Clinton did actually move onto a statement that is genuinely funny.

“I do live rent-free in Donald Trump’s head, I’m aware of that,” claimed Clinton, who has talked for three straight years about Trump beating her in the 2016 election.

“But even for that, it’s hard to imagine how they could be sitting around at, you know, the golf club or whatever and say, ‘Oh, we gotta prove that Ukraine interfered.'”

The reality is, Trump lives rent-free in her head. Why else would she be talking about him every time she makes a public appearance?

Honestly, though, she was obsessed with him even before he became president.

Hillary Clinton is the same woman who claimed Trump was ogling her, that his presence on stage during a debate was an invasion of her personal space, and that she felt he was looking at her in a “creepy” fashion.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

Read more at ThePoliticalInsider.com:
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Melania Trump Visits Boston Hospital to Hug Babies, Staff Protests

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Jeff Sessions for Senate in Alabama: ‘We’ll Have to See,’ Said Trump

LifeZette - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 00:19

When Jeff Sessions left the Senate, he did so to become President Donald Trump’s attorney general.

That could have gone better.

As of Thursday night of this week, he is in the GOP primary race to take back his old Senate seat representing Alabama.

But — as with an out-of-shape boxer who gets in the ring one more time for the money — some are not sanguine about his chances.

Former GOP colleagues still in the Senate are on board, though.

Eleven of them an Friday afternoon endorsed him for the seat.

Here’s his fellow Alabaman GOP Sen. Richard Shelby backing him.

See this tweet with some more information:

Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby endorses Jeff Sessions for return to the Senate.

WATCH the full video: https://t.co/i2Rwfm2kSw pic.twitter.com/LH8yInzzOt

— Roll Call (@rollcall) November 8, 2019

Of course, that sets up Sessions’ primary opponents to crown him as beloved of Washington insiders and incumbent politicians. And that may not play well in populist Alabama.

Then there’s the White House.

The president, not exactly a surprise to anyone, holds grudges. Because Sessions bailed on him on the Mueller investigation, the president has said some negative things over time about his former attorney general — and that’s putting it diplomatically.

But for right now, Trump is playing it close to the vest.

See this exchange, for example:

Question: "Will you endorse Jeff Sessions' Alabama Senate run?"

President Trump: "Well I haven't gotten involved. I saw he said very nice things about me last night, but we'll have to see." pic.twitter.com/8gyaB9frf4

— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2019

Some took Sessions’ Senate campaign announcement, in which he went out of his way to defend himself against charges of disloyalty to Trump, as a cowering ploy.

See this comment, for example:

“It’s a hostage tape.”

-Political strategist Guy Cecil on fmr. AG Sessions’ new Senate campaign video, where he focuses on assuring that he supports Pres. Trump.https://t.co/xq96svUFLa

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 8, 2019

But initial strategy demanded he do that because he now wants to get elected to statewide office in the reddest of red states, where the president figuratively walks on water.

He also wants to play spoiler to other Republicans — who think Sessions is yesterday’s news and their time has come.

Those candidates include Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.); former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville; Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill; businessman Stanley Adair; and State House member Arnold Mooney.

Out of that lot, the smart money is on Byrne or Tuberville.

Related: Jeff Sessions to Run Again in Alabama

Given their name recognition, the White House would no doubt like to see one of them win.

One primary candidate remains to be listed, however — and that’s former State Supreme Court Chief Justice and losing GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore.

Moore’s public support was not quite wide enough to win the state head-to-head against current Dem Sen. Doug Jones in 2017 (he lost only by 21,000 votes).

But if the rest of the current GOP primary field, including Sessions, divides up what’s left after factoring in Moore’s loyal band of voters (he beat the Trump-supported Luther Strange in the GOP primary race in 2017 55 percent to 45 percent), Moore could wedge his way in again and have a hard time with moderate and swing voters against Jones.

Thus an easy GOP pickup becomes problematic.

Related: How Democrat Doug Jones Shocked Alabama Republicans

That possibility, regardless of the support of his former Senate colleagues, will be an albatross around Sessions’ neck.

It will seem his inability to give up the high life of D.C. power is complicating the scenario for Byrne or Tuberville to win in November — and for them to take on Moore in the primary as well.

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Jim Jordan Is Moved Over to Intelligence Committee

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 22:42

The GOP on Friday afternoon transferred Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), formerly of the House Oversight Committee and founder of the conservative GOP Freedom Caucus in the House, to the Intelligence Committee for the remainder of the Democrat impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Jordan will temporarily replace Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) on the dais.

The move had been anticipated for several days.

Jordan, a bulldog defender of the president, sharp debater, and noted questioner, will go face-to-face against Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) when the hearings go public next week.

Schiff, aware of Jordan’s tenacious reputation for attention to detail and follow-through, cannot be pleased with this strategic switch by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

DEVELOPING: “House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan has been assigned by Republican leadership to serve on the House Intelligence Committee…” https://t.co/9UwApRiitb

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 8, 2019

McCarthy told Politico, “If Democrats are going to to turn Intel into the impeachment committee, then I am going to make adjustments to that committee accordingly, for a short period of time.”

The Ohio congressman is also media savvy and has been a regular feature on many cable news shows.

His increased exposure will please the White House as Jordan has proven he can deliver a compelling defense of the president time after time.

The Democrat attack machine and its media allies wasted no time in targeting him.

Jim Jordan gets nominated to the intelligence committee and can now expose the fraudulent plot to impeach Trump.

Now all of a sudden there is a concentrated smear campaign against him in a deliberate attempt to discredit his work?

The American people know better.#JomJordanKnew pic.twitter.com/KRe9zNf41X

— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) November 8, 2019

But that is unlikely to stymie Jordan — who was an NCAA Division I wrestling champion in 1985 and 1986.

His reviews since he entered Congress in 2006 have been impressive.

Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, said that during the Barack Obama presidency, “Jordan proved to be a master of the technical side of public policy and understood how to play the legislative game.”

He will need all that expertise and a tough-as-nails manner to withstand what is coming his way.

On Twitter and throughout social media, the onslaught has already begun. In other words, people will try to defend impeachment by defaming Jordan.

But as he has shown repeatedly in sports and in politics, he can take it and give it back in spades.

That alone qualifies him for his new slot on the current House Intel Committee.

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So Bloomberg Wants into the 2020 Race Because the Dem Field Is Too Weak to Beat Trump?

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 22:12

Michael Bloomberg is not the only American signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump next year.

Millions of people are disappointed with the candidates on the Left, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win anything.

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is correct that the Dem field is weak.

Former Vice President Joe Biden might have been able to beat Trump in 2016 — but not now.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is too far Left to garner the general public support needed to win a presidential election.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently had a heart attack, wants to sit in the Oval Office and push his socialist agenda.

Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman, could offer a credible alternative to those who do not like Trump — but his leftist New York City views aren’t a national sell for victory.

Bloomberg has been kowtowing go China ever since that country threatened to shut down his news bureaus in their country.

Does he think he can negotiate a meaningful trade agreement with China if he’s elected president?

I seriously doubt it.

As the Associated Press has noted, “Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, has not made a final decision on whether to jump into the race. If he were to launch a campaign, it could dramatically reshape the Democratic contest less than three months before primary voting begins.”

“The 77-year-old has spent the past few weeks talking with prominent Democrats about the state of the 2020 field, expressing concerns about the steadiness of … Biden’s campaign and the rise of liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to people with knowledge of those discussions.”

Related: ‘Judge Judy’ Gives Her First Political Endorsement

“In recent days, he took steps to keep his options open, including moving to get on the primary ballot in Alabama ahead of the state’s Friday filing deadline.”

In a Thursday statement, Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson said Bloomberg believes Trump “represents an unprecedented threat to our nation” and must be defeated, as the AP noted.

“But Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” Wolfson also said.

“Bloomberg’s moves come as the Democratic race enters a crucial phase. Biden’s frontrunner status has been vigorously challenged by Warren and … Sanders, who are flush with cash from small-dollar donors. But both are viewed by some Democrats as too liberal to win in a general election face-off with Trump.”

Republicans don’t have anything to fear with a Bloomberg candidacy.

As mayor, he took actions limiting how much and what was available for citizens to eat — and he advocated gun control.

Bloomberg is a liberal Democrat dedicated to imposing regulations and restrictions on citizens because he believes the big government knows better than citizens about the choices they can make.

The bottom line is that the potential entrance of Bloomberg into the 2020 presidential race marks perhaps the most significant sign yet of rising anxiety among prominent Democrats over the current candidate field.

What does Bloomberg think he’ll accomplish that Trump already hasn’t?

Pretty tough going up against the best economy in decades, the lowest unemployment, more people off food stamps, highest homeownership in decades, highest number of minorities working ever, lower taxes, higher wages, safer borders — and so on and so on.

What is he going to do to improve America besides, in my view, looting the American taxpayer to hand out freebies to moochers?

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
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Don Jr. Has Perfect Response for Meghan McCain When She Accuses His Family of ‘Hurting a Lot of People’
Joy Behar Quietly Urges Whoopi Not to Use Don Jr.’s Name When Introducing Him on ‘The View’ — and Whoopi Listened

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‘God Is Our Greatest Source of Confidence, Power and Wisdom’

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:31

When we’re overwhelmed by the world, we may be encouraged by remembering those to whom God gives His power.

The Bible says, “For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:25-29‬).

When we look around us and see the rich, those who seem wise, and people who are powerful — we tend to cower in fear.

Jesus didn’t.

Jesus was a social and religious reject.

But it never deterred Him from His mission.

He knew the truth — that the Spirit residing within Him was more powerful and wise than the crowd who surrounded Him.

He set the course for us to do the same when He conquered death and the grave.

Related: ‘We Are So Much Better Off with God Than Without Him’

Why would we ever be afraid of the “powerful” and “wise” crowd when — we know we win in the end?

We’re only afraid — when we’re not walking close to God because we know we’re alone on the world’s turf and — by ourselves, we’re no match for evil.

Pride in our own strength separates us from God’s power and wisdom.

But when we’re close to God, we are invigorated with the knowledge that we can do all things through Christ.

We know our greatest strength and wisdom is in Him.

We’ve seen Him work — and we know His wisdom and power is without match.

Humility draws us close to God — our greatest source of confidence, power and wisdom.

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Dems Will Be the Grinch That Stole Christmas

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 20:51

House Democrats are saying they’re planning to impeach President Donald Trump before Christmas of this year.

The last procedural vote in the House shows they have the numbers to do it.

But what happens after a so-called holiday impeachment?

They lose, that’s what — because Santa knows they’ve been naughty.

Related: Ex-Ukrainian Ambassador Is in League with Dems — and Get Ready for a Christmas Impeachment

Some are wise to the Democrat place on the bad-kid list.

See this tweet, for example:

As Democrats reveal all they want is for Christmas is a coup, reminder that Rep. Green already admitted they have to jam their phony impeachment through, otherwise we'd get wise to the fact that this is "political"

Too late!pic.twitter.com/90K1Uvz3sz

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) November 7, 2019

The House Intelligence Committee is set to hold the first open hearings of the impeachment inquiry next week, featuring public testimony from three key witnesses.

But many people confuse impeachment with removal from office.

It’s not. It’s an indictment that will bring about a trial in the Senate.

This trial has a jury that will decide the future of the Trump administration.

Let’s look at the makeup of the jury.

Currently the GOP holds 53 seats in the Senate; the Dems hold or control 45.

Two independent elves caucus with the Dems.

To remove Trump, it would take 67 votes.

So the Dem Grinch comes up short on a party-line vote.

Nevertheless, the Democrats are dreaming of impeachment in their stockings.

I'm dreaming of an impeachment Christmas! =) xoxo

— Randall (@Randallsanimals) November 8, 2019

But there are Dems in red states — such as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.) — who desperately want a Red Ryder and may vote to acquit Trump or abstain.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona could also join that group.

So let’s say Trump picks up half. His total now is at 55 for acquittal.

But there are “misfit toy” Republicans who could go south on Trump.

Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah (of course), Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are not sure bets for Trump.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine could be counted there as well.

So let’s say Trump loses half.

We’re back to 53.

That’s 47 for removal — and also 20 short of making the grade to boot the president from the Oval Office.

And it is improbable that enough votes will change to affect the result.

The Democrats know this — and they know the American people may not be too thrilled to be put through this yuletide drama all for naught. They also know that Democrat senators in red states will pay a big price next year — or in two or four years — for a yes vote for conviction and removal.

Have yourself a very leftist impeachment! Their plan, thus, is likely to run against Trump as a “disgraced president” and hope that does the trick — or between now and the Senate trial, try to change the rules so that it would only take a simple majority of 51 learning-challenged senatorial reindeer to remove Trump from office.

Does the possible rules change sound outlandish and unconstitutional?

Ask yourself: Do little things to them like the Constitution or laws stop Dems? Haven’t they made it clear ever since January 2017 that they’ll stop at nothing to take their revenge on Trump and the Republicans for daring to beat them in an election they thought they had sewn up?

So watch for the Dem card up the sleeve of the ugly Christmas sweater in the next couple of months.

Without it, and with a vote following constitutional precedent in the Senate, assuming no other great changes come to play — they cannot win.

Ho, ho, ho.

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Gavin Newsom Skips Memorial Service of Officer Murdered by Illegal Immigrants

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 19:24

The Department of Justice handed down federal indictments on Thursday against four people who were arrested in connection with the murder of El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael.

The charges handed down concern marijuana that was illegally grown — plus the illegal discharging of a firearm.

The indictments also confirm that two of the suspects arrested for murdering the sheriff were in this country illegally.

Deputy Ishmael worked for the sheriff’s department for four years.

He was a husband and the father of three children.

Here’s what Townhall.com shared about this case: “On October 23rd, Deputy Brian Ishmael was killed and another deputy wounded after responding to a call about stolen marijuana crops at a private residence.”

“Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed after immediately coming under fire by an unknown number of people.”

“The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital and released after undergoing surgery,” the outlet also reported.

“Juan Carlos Vasquez, who has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, and Ramiro Bravo Morales, who has also been charged as an accessory, were both identified as illegal aliens.”

NOW: US Attorney says two Mexican nationals charged in the killing of El Dorado Co Deputy Brian Ishmael were not in the country legally @kcranews pic.twitter.com/nWQOU8hq0x

— Vicki Gonzalez (@VickiGonzaleztv) November 7, 2019

In what can only be called a total slap in the face to police officers everywhere, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) actually skipped the memorial service for Deputy Ishmael, according to reports.

MORE: El Dorado Co Sheriff John D’Agostini makes a point to mention [that] Gov. @GavinNewsom was absent for Deputy Brian Ishmael memorial @kcranews.

MORE: El Dorado Co Sheriff John D’Agostini makes a point to mention Gov. @GavinNewsom was absent for Deputy Brian Ishmael memorial @kcranews pic.twitter.com/lzmZb9SYGG

— Vicki Gonzalez (@VickiGonzaleztv) November 7, 2019

It is customary for city officials, especially mayors and governors, to attend the memorial services of officers who are killed in the line of duty.

It’s a show of respect for their service and sacrifice as they stand in solidarity with grieving officers.

Gavin Newsom did not do any of that.

Instead, he skipped the memorial service altogether — and in doing so, he sent a clear message about how he feels about law enforcement.

The kicker is, the memorial service was held at a location that was about an hours drive from Newsom’s office.

To make matters worse, he didn’t bother to send a representative.

Why did Newsom avoid the service?

Was he worried his appearance at the service would trigger his radical base of supporters who care more about illegal criminals than they do about American citizens?

The responses online to Gavin’s snub were understandably harsh.

“Shame on you @GavinNewsom for not showing up for Deputy Ishmael’s funeral Tuesday! It was tackier than heck to give radio silence on that very sad day,” wrote one person.

Another person wrote, “Why did Gavin Newsom skip slain Deputy Brian Ishmael’s memorial? The answer may be hideous.”

Why did Gavin Newsom skip slain deputy Brian Ishmael’s memorial? The answer may be hideous. https://t.co/3El7atfFAY pic.twitter.com/5bnKpLbklo

— Ed Martin (@EagleEdMartin) November 8, 2019

“By not going to the memorial, Gov. Newsom doesn’t add more attention to the illegal aliens who are charged with the deputy’s murder,” said still another.

“His narrative is that illegal immigrants pose zero danger to citizens.”

“He wants this story buried.”

By not going to the memorial, Governor Newsom doesn’t add more attention to the illegal aliens who are charged with the deputy’s murder. His narrative is that illegal immigrants pose zero danger to citizens. He wants this story buried. h/t @BronsonStocking https://t.co/vILkoPtutK

— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) November 8, 2019

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
Don Jr. Owns ‘The View’ When He Calls Out Whoopi for Defending a Child Rapist and Behar for Wearing Blackface
Don Jr. Has Perfect Response for Meghan McCain When She Accuses His Family of ‘Hurting a Lot of People’
Bill O’Reilly Says President Trump’s Ukraine Call Was Actually a Brilliant ‘Bait and Switch’ Operation to Snare Obama

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Why Don Trump Jr. Made Waves on ABC’s ‘The View’

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:10

A full day after Donald Trump Jr. — the president’s eldest child — appeared on “The View” alongside his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, people are still talking about how he fired back at the co-hosts who are decidedly against his father’s administration and have frequently shared their feelings with their audiences.

Related: Don Jr. Fired Back at Ladies of ‘The View’

Among other memorable moments, Don Jr. on Thursday dared to mention that co-host Joy Behar had worn blackface in her past — something “The View” itself had actually shared some years back in a video clip.

But Behar, on the hot seat and sitting right there with Don Jr., denied it.

She herself had said she had dressed as “a beautiful African woman” when she was 29 years old and attending a party.

But aside from that, the portion of the Trump Jr. appearance that was perhaps the hottest was when Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), questioned the younger Trump about his father’s attacks on her war-hero dad.

“A lot of Americans in politics miss character,” she began in her broadside, “and a lot of people miss the soul of this country.”

“You and your family,” Meghan McCain went on, “have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain,” she said in part.

“Does all this make you feel good?”

Related: One Year After John McCain’s Death, Meghan McCain Still Feels the Pain of Her Loss

Don Jr. replied firmly by defending President Donald Trump — and said his dad has “worked tirelessly” on behalf of this country.

He gave specifics as well — at which point the ladies of “The View” tried to talk over him.

“We have all done things that we regret,” Don Jr. also said. “I don’t think any of that makes me feel good,” he said.

But “part of being president is having a pair that can take whatever comes toward you. My father’s got a pair,” he said bluntly.

Share your thoughts on all of this — and see this clip:

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Former Ukrainian Ambassador in League with Dems — and Get Ready for a ‘Christmas Impeachment’

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:54

In yet another case of Democrat collusion with supposedly neutral witnesses, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch sought guidance from a Dem House staffer before giving her testimony — and that was only two days after the CIA informer made his complaint, according to an exclusive scoop by Fox News.

“They’re trying to weaken me,” said President Donald Trump on Friday morning to reporters ahead of a trip to Atlanta, Georgia. “But it’s actually making me stronger.”

Yovanovitch denied under oath that such a thing ever happened.

But someone leaked the real story about her.

“Emails appear to contradict Yovanovitch’s deposition on Capitol Hill last month, in which she told U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) about an email she received on August 14 from … staffer Laura Carey — but indicated under oath that she never responded to it,” as Fox News reported.

Check out this tweet from “Fox & Friends” on this issue:

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Bombshell new emails contradict sworn testimony from ousted Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. | @GriffJenkins pic.twitter.com/e2bLl5ejRy

— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) November 8, 2019

In other key news, the reaction from GOP leaders to the announcement by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is now running to retake his old Senate seat representing Alabama has not been kind.

It is feared he could drag the president into the Republican primary — or set the stage for a resurgence of a Roy Moore nomination.

The far-Right Moore lost a safe seat in late 2017 to a relatively conservative Democrat candidate — who is now Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).

Also, the Democrat-fueled fast track to the impeachment of President Trump could see a full House vote coming up before the Christmas holiday.

That would put D.C. in a hyper-partisan mood during the season — and make “Christmas Impeachment” a new term to describe the nation’s current political climate.

Check this out:

Democrats are looking to fast track impeachment in order for the House of Representatives to impeach him before Christmas. They are apparently skipping lengthy court battles with those who are defying subpoenas.

— WadingThruPolitics (@WadingThruPol) November 8, 2019

OK, now let’s delve a bit further into all of these stories.

1.) On the heels of the revelation that the CIA “whistleblower” himself had communicated and coordinated with the office of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the news about former diplomat Marie Yovanovitch working hand in glove with the Democrats undercuts the credibility of the entire Ukrainian quid pro quo argument — and exposes it for merely another Dem PR operation.

Democrats on Capitol Hill are playing a loose game, hoping that their behind-the-scenes coordination of the supposedly impartial impeachment inquiry will be overlooked by voters.

And it may be excused by Dem loyalists.

But swing voters in battleground states may not be too pleased at being manipulated by sanctimonious witnesses using Democrat talking points.

2.) And even though Jeff Sessions’ team produced this video making the case that his candidacy for the Senate is no snub to the Trump bandwagon, GOP leaders like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called Sessions’ run for the upper chamber “problematic.”

The president’s son Donald Trump, Jr. said last month, “First and foremost we need someone who can win the election next November,” an apparent reference to the possibility that Sessions could make an otherwise easy GOP pickup in doubt by complicating the run against incumbent Dem Sen. Doug Jones.

3.) The Dems may be planning to put impeachment coal in the president’s Christmas stocking — but the eventual numbers do not hold up to ruin President Trump’s holiday.

After the full House vote in the Dem-led chamber, the measure will move to the Senate — where even the most optimistic Democrat analysis has that party losing the vote to remove the president from office — by about 56-44 against removal.

After putting the country through this drama solely for a foregone conclusion, and in a presidential election year no less, swing voters may not be so enamored of the Dems once the entire process is over and they have failed in their oft-stated goal to end the Trump presidency.

Not only that, but the Trump base will be fighting mad — and will show it in the polls.

Share your thoughts on all of this.

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Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Fame Says Trump’s Ukraine Call Was a Brilliant ‘Bait and Switch’

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:32

Former Fox News powerhouse Bill O’Reilly has jumped into the latest Trump impeachment drama.

What’s nice about O’Reilly’s point of view is that it’s different than what we’ve heard from others.

O’Reilly says that everyone is so focused on “Biden, Biden, Biden.”

But he says that was not the point of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukraine president.

O’Reilly says the only reason President Donald Trump started those wheels in motion was to nab former President Barack Obama — and he used Biden as his ticket to do it.

O’Reilly says Trump knows exactly who tried to take him down and who spied on him.

It was Obama giving the orders, he says — and that’s the big fish Trump is going after, in his view.

Related: Trump and Dems’ Impeachment Push: White House Hopeful They Will ‘Come to Their Senses’

Pretty good observation — and a very good “bait and switch” by the president.

Check this out from Bill O’Reilly’s weekly column:

Absent any new evidence about President Trump’s conduct, the impeachment play is likely to hurt the Democratic Party, which is already reeling from the lack of a potent presidential candidate.

The Ukraine phone call is being framed by the Democrats and their media allies as a simple transaction: the president demanding dirt on political opponent, Joe Biden, in return for money from the American taxpayer.

But that simple allegation is wrong. Not because Mr. Trump didn’t want to hurt Biden — he did. But the president’s motivation is much more complex than a one-off political tactic.

If you read “The United States of Trump,” Donald Trump’s mindset will unfold before your eyes. He seeks vengeance for the wrong he believes was done to him by people in the Obama administration, including Joe Biden and Barack Obama himself.

Donald Trump thinks President Obama was behind the entire Russia-collusion fiasco and he is crazed about it. He believes Mr. Obama, through confidants, tried to destroy him, mainly because of Trump pushing the birther stuff. Here’s the truth: There is very bad blood between both men.

That bitterness was the president’s primary motivation for pressuring the Ukrainian leader. Mr. Trump wants to secure evidence of corruption by the Obama administration. Biden was a way in. (source: Bill OReilly)

O’Reilly goes on to say that ironically, President Trump didn’t even need to make that phone call to the Ukraine president because he believes that ultimately Attorney General Bill Barr will do exactly what Trump was asking the Ukraine president to do — and reveal the coup.

However, O’Reilly says Trump doesn’t have the “patience” to sit back and wait, so that’s why he likely took things into his own hands and tried to get the ball rolling.

Another good point O’Reilly made was that President Trump should speak directly to the American people about this impeachment sham with an address from the Oval Office.

I agree.

I think that’s a great idea.

Here’s more from O’Reilly on this topic: “Donald Trump may get his wish because the Justice Department is currently investigating possible corruption within the Obama administration during and after the 2016 campaign. U.S. Attorney John Durham is the point man and a criminal Grand Jury may be already seated.”

“So, if President Trump had any patience, which he does not, the Ukraine call was totally unnecessary. Attorney General Barr’s Justice Departure will likely expose what really happened in the 2016 without Mr. Trump’s help,” O’Reilly also wrote in his column of November 3.

“Astute political observers know there is likely trouble ahead for the anti-Trumpers involved in trying to take him out three years ago. Thus, now, they must damage the president as much as they can before stuff starts hitting the Justice Department fan.”

“Enter the American people, who will be the ultimate deciders here. Internal polling by the Trump side indicates a growing feeling of citizen anger by non-ideological voters who are tired of nonstop allegations against the president. It is unlikely that public opinion will support the removal of a president when there are two sides to the Ukraine story.”

“The failure to secure even one House Republican vote for continuing the impeachment process underlines the situation. At this point, it is a partisan play.”

“President Trump would be wise to explain himself directly to the American people via a televised address,” O’Reilly also said.

“He will never get a fair hearing from the press so forget using that vehicle.”

“But I believe a fair wind still blows in most places in this country. And Donald Trump should cast his fate to that wind.”

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio Is Giving Free Baseball Tickets to Convicts

LifeZette - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:50

New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Bill de Blasio has a new plan to entice convicts to show up for their court hearings: Give them free Mets tickets.

De Blasio’s plan comes as reports surfaced that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was quietly releasing 900 city inmates prior to a new bail-reform law’s taking effect.

The communist mayor, in our view, decided it would be a solid idea to lure the criminals back to court post-release by offering tickets to baseball games and movies — and give them gift cards.

“You’re literally rewarding them for committing a crime,” a senior staffer in Manhattan Criminal Court told The New York Post.

Both @NYGovCuomo & @NYCMayor are releasing 900 inmates for the holiday.

Inmates have been charged with crimes like negligent HOMICIDE & aggravated ASSAULT on a CHILD.

They will also be providing FREE baseball tickets if they return for their court dates.https://t.co/qQOmczPgFW

— Breanna (@morrbreanna) November 4, 2019

It’s obvious that the governor and the mayor have taken the next logical step in catering to their fan base: criminals.

Related: De Blasio Drops Out of 2020 Race

It’s no longer enough to woo illegal immigrants, it seems to us — instead, they need people who have graduated to bigger crimes.

Of the over 400 offenses committed by the inmates whoa re being showered with gifts, The Post reports, some include “criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault on a child under 11 and selling drugs on or near school grounds.”

Because what people facing years behind bars for homicide wouldn’t come back to court when they have the chance to catch the matinee viewing of “Frozen 2”?

The idea has been widely panned, but de Blasio is actually defending his “gifts for cons” program.

“In a world where we want speedier trials and we want the justice system to work, if small incentives are part of what actually makes it work, then that’s a smart policy,” insisted de Blasio.

SMART POLICY? Bill de Blasio is defending giving prison inmates released under the city’s new cashless bail program free Mets tickets and other gifts for showing up in court. The incoming and outgoing NYPD commissioners aren’t sold. More here: https://t.co/LBQEd3jZ0U

— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) November 7, 2019

Last summer, Cuomo pardoned seven illegal immigrants who were under threat of deportation in an effort to thwart President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal activity.

He also granted conditional pardons to well over 70 sex offenders.

These were predators, the New York Daily News reported, who had been “deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison.”

Keep in mind that pandering to convicts comes with another goal.

An executive order signed by Cuomo last April gives felons the right to vote after their release — hence the desire to release them early.

“The right to vote is fundamental and it is unconscionable to deny that basic right of citizenship to New Yorkers who have paid their debt to society,” Cuomo said at the time.

Now, they’re literally paying them in the hopes they’ll do the right thing and stand trial.

A statement released by the New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYC PBA) after de Blasio’s failed presidential run seems relevant in light of this latest move by the mayor.

“He has squandered his credibility and lost the confidence of even his former supporters,” the statement reads.

“He needs to either step aside or be removed to make way for a mayor who actually wants the job.”

Perhaps when he’s out of office he can go check out a Mets game with his new best friends.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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