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Ned Ryun to Republicans: Stop Cowering In The Corner And Advance America First Ideas

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 02:11
American Majority founder and CEO Ned Ryun called on members of the Republican Party to "go on the attack" in response to President Biden's anti-Trump rhetoric on Friday's edition of FOX News' 'Jesse Watters Primetime.' NED RYUN: Republicans in D.C. should probably stop despising their base and then the next step is they should not be afraid of the corporate propagandists and semi-senile person in the White House and go on the attack and actually define what is extreme? What is extreme is to actually butcher babies up to the moment of birth. What's extremist is actually to allow millions of illegal aliens in, destroying our border and destroying the idea of national sovereignty. What's extreme is to actually let people advance the idea that somehow mutilating underaged children is perfectly normal. What's also extreme is to allow hardened criminals back out on the streets so they can kill again. All America First types want law and order, respecting our national sovereignty, protect the lives of our children and I would even throw in, maybe free and fair elections while we are at it. A lot of Republicans in D.C. ran on these ideas and we are asking of them is to actually do what they said they were going to do. But even more so, stop cowering in the corner, try defending these ideas and advancing them. And if you can't, why don't you actually leave office because you are unfit to actually represent the Republican party.

Al From & Craig Fuller: If Republicans Win The House, Will Donald Trump Try To Be Speaker?

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 02:03
TALBOT SPY: Every Thursday, the Spy hosts a conversation with Al From and Craig Fuller on the most topical political news of the moment. This week, From and Fuller envision how a Republican-controlled House of Representatives would impact the Biden administration over the next two years. Al and Craig also speculate on what kind of political agenda the GOP House leadership will have if they are successful in the November midterm election.

Hillary Clinton: The Best Thing That Could Happen For The Country Is For Republicans To "Purge" Their "Disease"

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 16:59
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with Forbes said the best thing for the country is for the Republican party to purge themselves of the "disease" that is "undermining our democratic institutions and our rule of law." "For reasons that are really hard to fully understand, there is -- one of our political parties, our major political parties, and the people who support it and they support seemingly at odds with democracy and at odds with the kinds of conversations that people used to have even if we disagreed," Clinton told Forbes' Diane Brady. "Or the whole concept of compromise in a democratic society where no, you don't get your way 100% of the time and neither do I." "Sadly, I think many people, myself included, certainly members of the press, the public, the political leadership has concluded it seems almost out of reach to bring people who refuse to accept the reality of our election back to the table," Clinton said. "People who suppose the insurgents that attacked our Capitol. We're kind of struggling to understand this. And honestly, it does seem to me the best thing that could happen for the country and, frankly, for what's left of the Republican party is to defeat as many candidates they have running now at all levels - national, state, and local - and force them to purge their party of the disease that has, unfortunately, spread that is undermining our democratic institutions and our rule of law and our truth, our common truth."

VP Kamala Harris on Trump: I Wouldn't Dare Tell The DOJ What To Do, But The People Demand Justice

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 16:41
Vice President Kamala Harris told NBC's Chuck Todd that she wouldn't "dare tell the Department of Justice what to do," but said the people rightfully "demand justice" in the investigation of former President Donald Trump. "Well, I wouldn't dare tell the Department of Justice what to do," Harris said. "As a former prosecutor, I will tell you, I've -- my -- I am not in the business of telling a prosecutor what to do with their case because they know best the facts and the evidence as applied to the law. And so I'm not going to tell them what to do. And certainly the president and I and our administration, unlike the previous administration, have been very, very careful to make sure that there is no question about any kind of interference in terms of the decisions that the Department of Justice makes." "I think that our country is a country that has gone through different periods of time where the unthinkable has happened, and where there has been a call for justice, and justice has been served. And I think that's potentially going to always be the case in our country that people are going to demand justice and they rightly do," Harris told Todd.

Tucker Carlson: It Is Entirely Possible That Hispanic Voters Have Come To Despise Urban Liberals That Run Everything

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 16:03
Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue on Hispanic voters moving over to the Republican Party and rising violent crime on Friday's broadcast of his FOX News program. TUCKER CARLSON: Way back in the summer of 2016, a phenomenon appeared in several political polls that nobody in the American media could explain. Donald Trump seemed to be performing exceptionally well among Hispanic voters in Florida. It was bizarre, so bizarre that everyone knew it could not be happening. It was scientifically impossible. If there's one thing that every reporter in America understood, it was that Donald Trump hated Hispanics like the devil hates holy water. Some believed Trump was planning a national ban on picante sauce. That's how deep and implacable his hatred was and yet, according to what journalists refer to as "the data", actual Hispanics seem to like Donald Trump. Cognitive dissonance is the term that describes what happened next. How could the numbers show something that couldn't be happening? So, the Miami Herald looked into it and their conclusion was fairly straightforward: Hispanic voters in Florida were mentally ill and also evil. As one Miami Herald columnist put it, "Donald Trump's Cuban-American followers suffer from "Cuban Supremacy Syndrome." It's an old national ailment of the soul." So, that was the diagnosis, something called Cuban Supremacy Syndrome, a serious but previously unknown medical condition like ADHD or long COVID. Someone better call a doctor. This could be fatall. But before the medical establishment could intervene to save Hispanic voters from themselves, this ailment spread like the virus it was, first from Florida, then to Texas and then across the country. By 2020, it was endemic. In the presidential election that year, Donald Trump, the guy who wanted to build a wall, became the first Republican in history to win Zapata County, Texas. Zapata County, Texas is approximately 94% Hispanic (94%) and he won. For the Democratic Party, this was an emergency made worse by the fact that there were no Cubans in Zapata County, Texas. It's pretty much all Mexican-American, so Cuban Supremacy Syndrome could not be the cause of it. And that's what a man called Eduardo Gamarra came to the rescue. Now, Gamarra is a blue-eyed college professor from Florida who has somehow convinced news organizations that he is the world's authority on what recently arrived poor people from Central America really think and he had a new diagnosis. Gamarra, NBC News reported, found a "casual link between misinformation and disinformation and how Spanish speakers have voted in recent elections." Of course, it was obvious Putin did it, just like Putin caused inflation and monkeypox and that war in Europe. According to Professor Gamarra, Hispanic voters were just too stupid to realize what was going on. They had no idea they were being fooled. They're just too dumb to Democrats. This explanation made perfect sense, of course, and they bought it. A survey last month from WPA intelligence found that more than half of CNN and MSNBC viewers now believe that "disinformation is compelling Hispanic voters to vote Republican." Here's NBC News. REPORTER: It's a phenomenon that's having real world effects. In Florida, 40% of Cuban Americans say they don't believe President Joe Biden was legitimately elected and given that Latinos spend more time on social media than their non-Hispanic White counterparts, it's a problem that's not going away, but it's not just happening in Florida. In Texas, Democratic strategists are sounding the alarm about a wave of misinformation aimed at Latinos heading into 2022. Did you hear that? Democratic strategists are sounding the alarm that Latinos spend so much time staring glassy-eyed at their phones that they now have questions about the fairness of the last election. How to fix this? Obviously, we're going to need a lot more censorship to keep this disinformation away from all those gullible Latinos. Someone get Mark Zuckerberg on the phone immediately. It's hilarious. The bad news about the Democratic Party, obviously, is that it has become authoritarian. The good news is it remains ridiculous. These are people who believe their own improbable propaganda. It sets up the real explanation. So, what is the answer? Why exactly are Hispanic voters moving to the right? They definitely are. The latest Fox News polling shows that 72% of Hispanic voters are not satisfied with the direction the Democrats are taking in the United States. Why? Why is that? What problem do Latino voters have with the Democratic Party? Well, the answer might be as obvious as it seems. They just don't like what we've got now. It is entirely possible that, like all normal people, Hispanic voters have come to despise the entitled urban liberals who run everything, and why wouldn't they despise them? Those people are absurd. Not a single word they utter is sincere ever and everything they touch turns to filth. We can give you countless examples of this, but we're going to pull one from today's news. Washington, D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau has long promised to love and protect illegal aliens in Washington, D.C and thanks to her and many like her local government, the District of Columbia is now a "sanctuary city." That's how much they love illegal aliens, Brianne Nadeau especially. She loves them and yet the moment actual illegal aliens showed up in Washington, D.C., sent by the governor of Texas, Brianne Nadeau became completely hysterical about it. Watch this. BRIANNE NADEAU: It's been said, but it's worth reiterating that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis and in many ways, the governors of Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town. They've turned us into a border town. Really? Why is that bad? What's wrong with border towns? Weren't you just telling us, Brianne Nadeau, how great border towns are, so much diversity, so much strength. But as it turns out, and this probably won't shock you, Brianne Nadeau didn't mean any of it. Brianne Nadeau doesn't want illegal aliens in her neighborhood any more than the overwhelmingly Hispanic voters of Zapata County, Texas, want them in theirs. So, what would that make Brianne Nadeau? Well, a disgusting little hypocrite. You knew that already. A lot of Hispanic voters are learning it now. So, there's that: the basic repulsiveness of Democratic Party leaders – by the way, nearly all of whom are openly hostile to the historic Christianity of Latin America that a lot of immigrants still believe in. But then there's also crime. Crime is the big one. It seems likely that more than any other issue, crime, the increase in crime in the United States, is moving Hispanic voters to the right. They see, as we all see, liberals aggressively encouraging crime. Crime destroys their neighborhoods. Crime destroys the lives of the weakest and these voters, like all voters watched Nancy Pelosi call MS-13 children of God at the same moment that MS-13 members were hacking Salvadoran immigrants to death with machetes. Remember when Pelosi said that? Here it is. NANCY PELOSI: We're all God's children. There's a spark of divinity in every person on Earth and so when the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, these aren't people, these are animals, you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? So, they watch someone who clearly doesn't actually believe in God, invoke God repeatedly to defend something that's completely indefensible. Just a year before Pelosi's heartfelt tribute to MS-13 an MS-13 gang member stabbed a man outside Washington more than 100 times and then beheaded him and ripped out his heart. That was a child of God? No, Trump was right. That was an animal. Hispanic voters can see that. Most of them did not go to Yale Law School to their great credit. Just days ago, a man called Jose Solano Landaeta beheaded a mother on the street in Silicon Valley. Her two young children watched as he murdered her and who was this man? We reached out to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office officials to learn more about him. We asked, was he here in the country illegally? And here's the response that we got. "I'm sorry, I'm not able to share that information." Why is that? Well, we can guess why, because, of course, there's a very high chance that this man was in the country illegally and not by accident. Democrats have suspended border enforcement to win the love of Hispanic voters. What they apparently did not realize because they're not super bright, is that Hispanic voters don't want violent lunatics in their neighborhoods either. They're not into beheading people. Who knew? There's one other factor that may be moving this large and centrally important group of voters to the right. People whose families have immigrated from the third world may be more sensitive than most to the importance of the rule of law. The rule of law is the one thing that America has always had that the rest of world has not. That's why people come here and most immigrants consider it important still. Liberals do not consider it important. They're working to end it. Equal protection under the law is disappearing. At every level of American life, Liberals apply an obvious double standard and that double standard is based on race. That would be matters of education and employment, obviously, but also matters of law enforcement and criminal justice. Liberals put up with certain behavior from some people that they would never accept in other people. That is the definition of unfairness, but you see it every single day. Remember the arrest of that Dominican bodega owner in New York, the guy who was violently assaulted by a man whose girlfriend tried to rob the store? The bodega owner tried to defend himself, and he stabbed his attacker, as most people would. Authorities in New York charged that man with murder and sentenced to jail and everyone could tell this was a double standard. Would an elderly Black bodega owner had been arrested for stabbing a Dominican attacker? Obviously not. No one said it, but everyone saw it and everyone understood the unfairness of that, including Hispanic voters. Why would they like it? If they wanted to live in a deeply unfair society, they would have stayed in the countries their ancestors came from, but they came here because it's a fair society. That's the main appeal of America, not a robust economy, but the fact that we're all equal under the law. That's the one thing other countries don't have and we do or did. So, there's a double standard and everyone sees it and it's not just the level of bodega owners, it goes to the very top of the Democratic Party, to its top candidates. In South Carolina, for example, Democrats have nominated a Senate candidate, U.S. Senate, called Krystle Matthews. Krystle Matthews was caught on tape recently by James O'Keefe's group, Project Veritas, openly advocating for punishing people because they're the wrong skin color. Not exaggerating. Here's the tape. MATTHEWS: My district is slightly Republican and it's heavily White. I'm no stranger to White people, I'm from a mostly White town and let me tell you one thing: You oughta know who you're dealing with, like, you gotta treat them like s---, I mean, that's the only way they'll respect you. Got to hurt White people or they won't respect you. She said that. That video is real and yet somehow no one seems to have noticed. Krystle Matthews is not on the front page of The New York Times this morning. There was no Justice Department investigation into her. That's weird and everyone knows it's weird, but it's hardly the only shocking news story that's not being covered as a news story. Also missing from mainstream coverage is this video from Memphis of young criminal promising to murder White people because of their skin color. MAN: He already shot a White old man. I'm fixin' to shoot a White old lady while her grandkids are in the car So, that video was recorded just a day after the rampage, the murder rampage in the same city Memphis, committed by a felon called Ezekiel Kelly. Ezekiel Kelly, like so many people who've committed murder recently, was let out of jail early. but no one in charge in the Democratic Party in Memphis even bothered by that. In fact, while he was killing people, a state representative in Tennessee, a Democrat called Antonio Parkinson, complained that the real problem was police might hurt Ezekiel Kelly. That was his main concern. "This is unbelievable. Ezekiel Kelly will probably be killed tonight at the hands of police. We are losing our children," he wrote. Really? That's your concern? So, in all three of these stories, we've just reminded you of the bodega owner in New York, Krystle Matthews in South Carolina, the anti-White violence in Memphis, no one's noticing. Joe Biden's DOJ is standing back and doing nothing. In other words, they're allowing violent race hate to flourish in the United States at the same time they are telling you White supremacy is the biggest threat we face. This is terrifying on many levels, but above all, once again, it is an attack not on any specific ethnic group, but on a principle that protects all of us and that's the principle of equal justice under the law. If you move to the United States from Latin America hoping to live under a fair justice system, this might bother you and a lot of people are bothered. They didn't want to live in Honduras. That's why they moved here and yet no one in Washington on either side, the Democrats who are making this possible, the Republicans who are still yammering on about criminal justice reform seem to understand this. But you know who does understand? The Hispanic immigrants. They understand it very well. They see that it's not safe anywhere. Anywhere, not just in the so-called bad neighborhoods, but in the so-called nice neighborhoods, the ones they live in or want to live in. This video is from Sunday. It was taken in a Chicago suburb called Lakeview. Three men attack a woman on the sidewalk in front of her home. Watch this. You see that? That's not some scary neighborhood a roll-em-up neighborhood. That's the neighborhood you live in, or you want to live in. That's the neighborhood you picture when you think middle America. It's a nice, leafy neighborhood. That could be your daughter attacked on the sidewalk in front of your house. That's happening and it's going to get a lot worse if we don't pull back now, but they're not pulling back. The Democratic Party is doubling down. In January, police in the state of Illinois will be banned from removing trespassers from your property. The Democrat-controlled legislature just passed that law. Effectively, they have legalized home invasions and there will likely be many more of those because starting next year, the Safety Act just passed in Illinois will let violent felons out of jail with no bail – actual violent felons, people who committed crimes like second degree murder and arson and kidnaping. What will happen then? Well, I think we know because it's been tried in other places like New York City, where people are regularly shot, beaten and robbed in public, People who could not be held behind bars because Democrats decided that was mean. They're worried about the criminals and not worried about you. And once again, to restate, if you siloed Hispanic voters into this one specific group whose concerns are totally different from everyone else's you're missing the thread. That's not true. Hispanic voters like every other voter, every voter of every race, they don't like crime and violence, but it's everywhere. These clips are all from the last month. REPORTER ON SHOOTING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT: People sitting outside suddenly scrambled to get out of the way as one man pops out of the sunroof and another out of the passenger window. They both start shooting. REPORTER ON BRUTAL SUCKER PUNCH: An arrest is made in this brutal, cowardly sucker punch at the Kings Plaza Mall. Police say 21-year-old Jahiem Davis is facing assault charges. REPORTER ON DISABLED MAN ROBBED ON THE BUS: Surveillance video from the S40 MTA bus caught the incident on August 13th that shows the suspect walking up to a 64-year-old victim who is sitting in that wheelchair. Cops say he grabbed $250 from the man. REPORTER ON BASEBALL BAT ATTACK: A man got into a dispute with some others at that location. One of them hit him with a baseball bat and another punched him in the face. REPORTER ON RECENT MOPED ROBBERIES: Surveillance video caught them as they went up to a 28-year-old victim and her friend. The two were walking on the sidewalk when the duo went up to them and tried to grab, according to detectives, the victim's necklace from her neck. Police say the trio rode onto the sidewalk and the passengers from the dirt bike jumped off and forcibly removed a Rolex watch from the victim's wrist. What country is this? It didn't used to be America. This is not organic. We didn't used to live like this. Liberals did this. They did this on purpose. They created more crime. It didn't just happen, and the numbers couldn't be clearer on that. Any Republican running for office this cycle, which is to say the month after next, who wasn't running on this, is an idiot because everyone knows it's happening of all colors. Just today local media in New York reported that a 21-year-old tourist was kidnaped and raped on a subway platform by a stranger. Are you shocked by that? You shouldn't be. That's what happens when you stop enforcing the law. That's what happens when you put the interests of criminals above those of citizens. Everyone can see what's happening, no matter what color they are. Democrats should not be surprised when they are punished for this.

Piers Morgan: King Charles Should Strip Harry And Meghan Of All Their Titles

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 03:06
Fox Nation host Piers Morgan explained why he thinks King Charles III should strip Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle of their royal titles on 'The Five.' "If I were him, I would go further. I would strip Meghan and Harry of all their titles, period, done. Take them away," he said.

Howard Stern: Trump Supporters Are Like Cro Magnon Man, "They're Just Dumb Motherf*ckers"

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 03:01
Howard Stern attacked Trump supporters on his SiriusXM show this week: "We have education. We have public schools. We have teachers, but you know, the public is stupid. People are just dumb. They, a lot of people are like cro magnon man. They've crawled. You never see that chart where man is crawling out of the sea. There's a lot of people still in the sea. You're just dumb. They're just dumb motherfuckers. And for those of us with half a brain, and I'm not talking about iberals versus, uh, conservatives. I consider myself somewhat of a conservative, but like a normal conservative, not like a fucking guy who follows the fucking a fearless leader, blindly." (via Mediaite)

Stephen Miller: The British Empire Has Been A Benevolent Force For Good In The World

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 02:46
Stephen Miller to FOX News host Jesse Watters on the hatred for Queen Elizabeth: "The British Empire has been such a benevolent force for good in the world. Its unraveling was a historic tragedy with empires like China, for example, filling that void. What is the legacy of this Empire? The rule of law, self-government, natural rights, property rights, an independent justice system, basically everything Joe Biden is trying to destroy right now is something that was wonderful the British Empire had. Yes, we rebelled against Britain but to control our own destiny to self-govern using those natural rights. Expanding the British system of common law into what we have today. So, really, I think a lot of this has a lot to do with the same old thing we've seen for years from the left. Which is they hate Western civilization, they hate Western thought, they hate Western culture, they hate Western philosophy. They want some sort of Marxist hell hole to take its place and that's what we're seeing."

Rep. Jayapal: There Is A "Direct Line" Between January 6th And Current Political Violence, Racism, And Sexism

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 02:32
MSNBC: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Calif.) released tapes of disturbing voice messages threatening her with violence. She tells Kristen Welker on Meet the Press NOW that she is sharing her experience because it is important for people to recognize what has been unleashed. "What I felt was important was that people to understand the level of the violence, political violence, political rhetoric, racism, and sexism that is underlying much of it at least that comes towards me and others, particularly women of color that I know of and to understand that these are not isolated incidents," Jayapal told Welker. "There is a direct line between the Big Lie, January 6th and the insurrection and then what we are all experiencing even in our homes at an individual level. And then what the impact is for our society and what is at stake." "I think that is the most important thing for people to understand what has been unleashed and how important it is that we work quickly to try to restore ourselves to a society that can disagree about policy without threatening political violence, without attempting to steal elections, without having an insurrection on the Capitol," Jayapal said.

Giuliani: We're In Much Greater Danger Of An Islamic Attack Under Biden Than Before 9/11

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 02:17
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to Newsmax on Friday: "For the first time over the last 2 years, things are more dangerous now than they were before September 11th. I think the Biden administration has taken us all the way back by giving Afghanistan. They let them have $75 billion of American arms. By giving them the Bagram Air Base, I don't think Americans realize just exactly how Biden has double-crossed us. We are now in much greater danger of an Islamic attack than before September 11th and it's all due to this president we have who doesn't put American first. Doesn't put it second. Doesn't put it third. I don't know where he puts it but he sure puts China first. We need to do something about this otherwise we're going to have another attack and it's going to be worse."

Mark Levin: If Trump Was So Weak And Ineffective, Do You Think DOJ Would Be Targeting Him Like This?

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 01:38
Mark Levin to FOX News host Sean Hannity on the Justice Department selectively leaking information to the media on the Trump raid: "Ladies and gentlemen, these bastards are no good. I don't care if they're dressed up as Attorneys General or FBI agents or members of media or members of Congress. If you want to select Donald Trump as your nominee, selected them. Do not let these people make that decision for you. You choose who you wish. But they want to control who the Republicans choose and they hate Donald Trump. If Donald Trump was so weak and ineffective, do you think they'll be targeting him like this? I'm sick and tired of this former attorney general and all of these former federal prosecutors who do not point out the obvious."

D.C. Councilwoman: "The Governors Of Texas and Arizona Have Turned Us Into a Border Town," They Created This Crisis

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 01:14
D.C. Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau on Thursday delivered a "situational update on migrant support" and blamed the governors of Arizona and Texas for the district's recent influx of illegal immigrants: "It's been said and it's worth reiterating that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis. And the federal government has not stepped up to assist the District of Columbia so we, along with our regional partners, will do what we've always done: we'll rise to the occasion. We've learned from border towns like El Paso and Brownsville and in many ways the governors of Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town." "We don't know how long this will take to resolve," Nadeau said. "We don't know how long they will continue bussing and so the right thing to do here is to be prepared to ensure we can great every bus. We can get people off on the right food. We can get them where they want to go and that will ultimately help them in their immigration process."

VP Kamala Harris to Space Council: The Business Of Our Work Is To Report On The Work Since Our Last Meeting And Discuss The Work Ahead

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 01:11
Vice President Harris at a National Space Council Meeting on Friday: "Today, the business of our work is for the council to report on the work that has occurred since our last meeting across these areas. We will, today, also discuss the work yet ahead - the work we must still do to continue to move forward." "When I spoke with them this morning, they talked about how their work is helping us fight the climate crisis," Harris said of her conversation with astronauts on the International Space Station. "Their work is increasing the productivity of our farms and slowing the effects of aging. So our administration and we all gathered today are committed to continuing that work."

Joe Scarborough: Jesus Christ Never Once Talked About Abortion, And It Was Happening Back In Ancient Times

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 00:50
MSNBC 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough: "Jesus never once talked about abortion. And it was happening back in ancient times. It was happening during his time. Never once mentioned it. For people perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ down to one issue, it is heresy."

Jake Tapper to CNN Panel: Should Biden Invite Trump To The Queen's Funeral? It Would Be "The Clever Move"

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 00:44
CNN's Jake Tapper and a panel discuss the possible appearance of former President Donald Trump at the funeral for Queen Elizabeth. "The clever move is to invite him and see if he goes. I don't think former President Donald Trump would want to be a subordinate on Air Force One, and I think he prefers his own plane anyway," Tapper said. "There's something that is fascinating to me, which is the notion that it's going to be basically left up to President Biden as to whether or not he brings other presidents with him to the Queen's funeral. I mean, the U.K. has made it very clear, that's up to the president. He can bring whatever delegation. So obviously, Obama, you know, Carter, Bush, no-brainers. what about Trump? Will he invite Trump?" Tapper asked the panel. "It would be an easy solution if Trump wasn't in the picture," CNN National Affairs correspondent Jeff Zeleny said.

The View's Sunny Hostin Defends Tweet Hoping Queen Died In Pain: "It Was A Thieving, Raping, Genocidal Empire"

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 00:07
'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin called for reparations for the colonies of the British Empire and defended a tweet by Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya that read, "I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating." "It was a thieving, raping, genocidal empire," Hostin said on Friday's broadcast. "You separate the queen from the Empire because there isn't a lie in the rest of that tweet," Hostin argued. "I think we can mourn the queen and not the empire," Hostin told viewers. "Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people. She worn a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa. And now what you're seeing, at least in the black communities that I am a part of, they want reparations. You know, Barbados left." Hostin's advice to King Charles III: "It's time for him to modernize this monarchy. And it's time for him to provide reparations for all of those colonies."

VP Kamala Harris: This Is An Activist Supreme Court, Took A "Constitutional Right" Away And We Are Suffering

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 22:46
Vice President Kamala Harris talked to NBC's Chuck Todd about the Supreme Court and the Dobbs decision that reversed Roe v. Wade in an interview on 'Meet the Press.' "I think this is an activist court," Harris said. "It means that we had an established right for almost half a century, which is the right of women to make decisions about their own body, as an extension of what we have decided to be, the privacy rights to which all people are entitled. And this court took that constitutional right away. And we are suffering as a nation, because of it." "That causes me great concern about the integrity of the Court overall, especially as someone who, my life was inspired by people like Thurgood Marshall. The work on that court of Earl Warren, to bring a unanimous court to pass Brown v. Board of Education. This is the court that once – on once sat, Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor. It's a very different court," Harris said.

King Charles III Greets Thousands Outside Buckingham Palace: "God Save The King"

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 22:17
CTV: The King and Queen Consort greet well-wishers upon their arrival at Buckingham Palace.

King Charles III's First National Address: I Solemnly Pledge Myself To Our Nation

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 22:12
In his first national address King Charles III pays tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, saying may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." To my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you, he said. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. May 'flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest'. "As the Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation," Charles said. "And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life." "Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother," he said. Full speech: KING CHARLES III: "I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen - my beloved Mother - was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example. "Queen Elizabeth was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today. "Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom, in all the countries where The Queen was Head of State, in the Commonwealth and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my Mother, as Queen, served the people of so many nations. "In 1947, on her 21st birthday, she pledged in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth to devote her life, whether it be short or long, to the service of her peoples. "That was more than a promise: it was a profound personal commitment which defined her whole life. She made sacrifices for duty. "Her dedication and devotion as Sovereign never waivered, through times of change and progress, through times of joy and celebration, and through times of sadness and loss. "In her life of service we saw that abiding love of tradition, together with that fearless embrace of progress, which make us great as Nations. The affection, admiration and respect she inspired became the hallmark of her reign. "And, as every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humour and an unerring ability always to see the best in people. "I pay tribute to my Mother's memory and I honour her life of service. I know that her death brings great sadness to so many of you and I share that sense of loss, beyond measure, with you all. "When The Queen came to the throne, Britain and the world were still coping with the privations and aftermath of the Second World War, and still living by the conventions of earlier times. "In the course of the last 70 years we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many faiths. "The institutions of the State have changed in turn. But, through all changes and challenges, our nation and the wider family of Realms - of whose talents, traditions and achievements I am so inexpressibly proud - have prospered and flourished. Our values have remained, and must remain, constant. "The role and the duties of Monarchy also remain, as does the Sovereign's particular relationship and responsibility towards the Church of England - the Church in which my own faith is so deeply rooted. "In that faith, and the values it inspires, I have been brought up to cherish a sense of duty to others, and to hold in the greatest respect the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and our system of parliamentary government. "As The Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation. "And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the Realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life. "My life will of course change as I take up my new responsibilities. "It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply. But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others. "This is also a time of change for my family. I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla. "In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort. "I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much. "As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me. "He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades. "Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. "With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given. "I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas. "In a little over a week's time we will come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth and indeed a global community, to lay my beloved mother to rest. "In our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example. "On behalf of all my family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support. "They mean more to me than I can ever possibly express. "And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you. "Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years. "May 'flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest'."

The Future of The Royal Family, The Return of John Podesta, and Are Parents the Key Swing Voters in the 2022 Midterms?

Fri, 09/09/2022 - 19:25
On today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast, White House correspondent Phil Wegmann joins RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and moderator Andrew Walworth to discuss changing public attitudes toward the Royal Family in the wake of Queen Elizabeth's death. Also, will parents be the most important swing voters in the 2022 midterms, and the return of controversial former Clinton aide John Podesta to the White House, where he will oversee $370 billion in new US climate spending.

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