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AWKWARD: Bernie Sanders would explain why socialism failed in Venezuela, but it’s complicated so let’s change the subject

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 15:40

A couple of days ago, Bernie Sanders made it clear that he still backs Nicolas Maduro as the leader of Venezuela as that nation continues to descend further into chaos and humanitarian crises:

Bernie refuses to call for Maduro to step down, does not recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s leaderhttps://t.co/KvvdTJUlt9 pic.twitter.com/HYQDcGOJr5

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 21, 2019

Fast forward to Sanders’ interview on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show, when the senator and presidential candidate was asked to explain why the socialist project failed so disastrously in Venezuela:

Bernie Sanders says it would take too “long” to explain why socialism failed in Venezuela…

Cliff notes version: Socialism failed because…it’s socialism. pic.twitter.com/IFdQQjx9bA

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 22, 2019

Come on, Bernie! It’s really not that complicated:

Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried.

Hey Bread line Bernie, I explained it in 8 words.

— CC (@ChatByCC) February 22, 2019

The deflecting technique at its finest avoiding the answer when is being spotted. Simple answer "Socialism never has worked"

— Rene The One & Only (@ReneTheOneOnly1) February 22, 2019

See, it’s not that difficult, senator.

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‘Oh man’: Reagan Battalion unearths damning footage of Bernie Sanders praising Castro’s revolution ‘against the ugly rich people’

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Weird. The media omitted this one tiny detail regarding ISIS terror bride Hoda Muthana’s citizenship

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 03:30

While digging through the lawsuit from Hoda Muthana’s father’s hoping to force the U.S. to allow the ISIS terror bride into the country, attorney and Twitchy regular Gabriel Malor spotted a tiny detail the media keeps forgetting to mention regarding her citizenship. . .

Politico has the details on Hoda Muthana's father's lawsuit on her behalf seeking her return to the U.S. https://t.co/XsWOrzDvDH

Lawgeeks, the complaint is linked at the article. This is the meat of the argument: pic.twitter.com/nTd7MpEMpP

— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 22, 2019

. . . remind us again who was president on January 15, 2016 when the United States informed the family that Muthana wasn’t a U.S. citizen?

There is one little detail in here that I haven't seen covered in any of the Muthana articles so far. Can you see it? pic.twitter.com/HyMakTh888

— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 22, 2019

It’s a very different story with the Obama administration making this move:

Be honest with you, I think this story would have been reported very differently if people knew that it was the Obama administration that first determined that Muthana was not a U.S. citizen.

— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 22, 2019

Bingo:

As reported, this is presented as some monstrous Trump/Pompeo idea when really he's ratifying the decision of the previous administration.

— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 22, 2019

And it’s weird how these errors keep happening in the same direction:

I still tend to think that decision was incorrect based on what we know of Muthana's passport applications, which were granted during the Bush 43 administration.

Anyway, another media failing; as ever, when journos mess this stuff up, it only ever redounds one way.

— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 22, 2019

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Related:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib speaks out about racist bar crawl, but what about that ISIS bride who wants to return to US? https://t.co/waj8Fo3u3p

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 20, 2019

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FULL VIDEO: The @Sunrisemvmt left out the part where this kid asks Dianne Feinstein for an internship and she says yes

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 03:09

So it turns out the video we told you about earlier that accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein of being disrespectful to a bunch of child climate activists was deceptively edited to paint the California Dem in the worst possible light.

Here are additional clips via Tommy Christopher, including where Sen. Feinstein offers one of the teens an internship:

Here's the @SenFeinstein video threaded #DianneFeinstein To recap: she engaged on substance, told them she might vote "yes," and OFFERED ONE OF THEM AN INTERNSHIP. pt 1 pic.twitter.com/2Qgob2CH1V

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 23, 2019

Here's the @SenFeinstein video threaded #DianneFeinstein pt 2 pic.twitter.com/r2lDYF7RqF

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 23, 2019

Pt 3 Here's the @SenFeinstein video threaded #DianneFeinstein pic.twitter.com/c4sjJIUlt4

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 23, 2019

Pt 4 Here's the @SenFeinstein video threaded #DianneFeinstein pt 4 pic.twitter.com/aelAQizpef

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 23, 2019

This final clip is the killer where the senator is engaging with a woman who agrees with her and says that AOC’s resolution can’t pass:

Pt 5 Here's the @SenFeinstein video threaded #DianneFeinstein pt 5 pic.twitter.com/RXu4ieGY8d

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 23, 2019

Full video here. The offer of the internship comes at the 12:10 mark:

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This video of Dianne Feinstein lecturing kids on AOC's Green New Deal is FREAKING HILARIOUS https://t.co/zg5dONDp5p

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2019

NYT basically confirms what Sen. Dianne Feinstein was trying to get across to those smirking kids on the Green New Deal https://t.co/eAvwM1ufJU

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 23, 2019

 

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Ivanka Trump endorses Haley* for Vice President**

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 21:48

Ivanka Trump has endorsed Haley for Vice President . . . of Clemson’s student body:

Ivanka Trump has endorsed Nikki Haley's daughter in her race for Clemson student body vice president https://t.co/bihEGHZv2H

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 22, 2019

Meet Rena, Nikki Haley’s daughter and candidate for Student Body Vice President:

Instagram Photo

And here’s the endorsement from Ivanka:

Instagram Photo

Rena is running with this guy, Collin Huskey:

Instagram Photo

Mom has been helping, too:

Check them out Jan. 23rd! #ClemsonPride #huskeyhaley2019 https://t.co/3gS85QST9J

— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 17, 2019

They’re up against 4 other tickets:

There are 5 pairs of students running for president and vice president, including Rena Haley, the daughter of the former South Carolina governor. https://t.co/LnpR6cgzBb @NikkiHaley @ClemsonUniv

— The Greenville News (@GreenvilleNews) February 22, 2019

Good luck, Rena! Make Clemson Great Again:

Thanks to @hunterrenfrow , Tee Higgins (@twh.05), Jessie McCartney, several members of Clemson baseball, and to people all across Clemson University for believing in Huskey & Haley!! #IBELIEVE #WeBelieve #ReachingNewHeights pic.twitter.com/S9JjtdMIqW

— Huskey & Haley 2019 (@huskeyhaley2019) February 22, 2019

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Wow, nobody at this Black Women in Hollywood event wants to condemn Jussie Smollett

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:48

Now that Jussie Smollett has actually been arrested and charged with faking a hate crime, those disappointed that he wasn’t really attacked by redneck Trump supporters in MAGA hats don’t really have much to say — NOW they’re waiting for all the information to come in.

As Twitchy reported earlier, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph went out of her way to defend Smollett; hey, at least he didn’t kill someone.

As Cameron Gray has noticed, Ralph was not the only woman on the red carpet at ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood event Thursday night who couldn’t find it in her heart to condemn Smollett as a criminal who allegedly hired people to “attack” him and make it look like racist, homophobic Trump supporters had put a noose around his neck.

Here’s Ralph again, who pivoted to murderers walking around free.

Sheryl Lee Ralph on Jussie Smollett: "Is it a big, bad mistake? Absolutely. But a lot of people have made some awful, awful, big, bad mistakes. Some people have even killed people, they're walking around free" #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/xl5lPqsZgx

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Here’s Iyanla Vanzant using the incident to call Trump a liar.

Iyanla Vanzant on Jussie Smollett: "He told a lie. That's what he did. Now we can make up whatever we want to make up about it, but he told a lie the same way the leader of this country does every day" #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/yVpiivLnG6

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Here’s Elaine Welteroth, who reminds us that violence against the LGBT community is real … except for those times when it’s faked, we assume.

Elaine Welteroth on Jussie Smollet: "Ultimately until there are facts that have been verified, I'm not going to weigh in on it publicly. I support people of color, I support the LGBTQ community. Violence against those communities is real, regardless of the outcome of this case" pic.twitter.com/O2PbHlDtGL

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Here’s Tarana Burke, who also took the occasion to remind us that there are real survivors of violence out there.

Tarana Burke: "People are going to grapple with this for a long time… It doesn't change the fact that there are so many survivors of violence, period" #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/4HUvBaNYk8

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Here’s Kandi Burruss, who sends her love to Smollett regardless:

Kandi Burruss has a message for Jussie Smollett: "If it's true, I still love you. If it's not true, I'm all the way behind you" #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/CbPJLV7m99

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Hey, check it out! Rep. Maxine Waters is there! What wisdom did she have to offer?

Maxine Waters doesn't think we can make sense of the Jussie Smollett situation at this point https://t.co/qucFzcSqVf pic.twitter.com/jrf3ePIzH3

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

Um, a lot of us can. It’s crystal clear. But heck, even “Black Panther’s” Angela Bassett can’t make sense of it all.

Angela Bassett says we can't make sense of the Jussie Smollett story yet #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/Ctp5OSK5Jz

— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019

"Land of the free? Home of the brave? Still processing how and why in 2019 we are still not safe in our own bodies in this country. This act of bigotry and hate-fueled violence against @jussiesmollett is #MAGA’s America." – @elainewelteroth

Weighing in publicly on January 29th https://t.co/UdMnWUs0TJ

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 21, 2019

The man can do no wronghttps://t.co/BXshiiarQ8

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 21, 2019

Not a single person in this thread of @variety interviews is willing to condemn Jussie Smollett the way they did Trump and his supporters https://t.co/cMqosjsKbv

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 21, 2019

If anything, they criticized Trump and his supporters more harshly than they criticized Smollett, if they even acknowledged that he’d allegedly staged his own hate crime.

But Trump!

Related:

'I'm sorry, what?!?!?' Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph goes to 'exhausting' lengths to defend Jussie Smollett https://t.co/T0ysdatZ37

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 21, 2019

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Legendary ratio! GQ’s getting HAMMERED over this tweet about Jussie Smollett (and it’s aging worse by the hour)

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:04

By now you know that Jussie Smollett is out on bail after having been arrested and charged for faking a hate crime (as well as having been accused of mailing himself a threatening letter). Among the outlets that were all over the story and accepted Smollett’s original claims as fact was GQ Magazine, which tweeted about their story this way on January 29th:

The racist, homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett is far-right America's endgame https://t.co/BwleQpSsXt pic.twitter.com/1WiIIsGL7k

— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) January 29, 2019

That thing’s getting ratioed in epic fashion. As of right now, these are the only updates to the story:

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Wow. “Operating with the then-set of facts” is a nice touch.

Hell of an editor's note here pic.twitter.com/WWS1z7qpAm

— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 21, 2019

In light of the week’s news, that tweet and story are aging worse by the second:

This aged well. https://t.co/xH26uZSs7w

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) February 21, 2019

oh still not deleted, that's cool bro. https://t.co/RrL39Rok9s

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 21, 2019

Their endgame is to have you all beclown yourselves?

Pretty devious tbh. https://t.co/vn2lYyOuTc

— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 21, 2019

Maybe delete your account if this is the best you can do https://t.co/BSPwEnNFS4

— Middle Class Anon (@MidClassRepub) February 21, 2019

Dat ratio though…. https://t.co/tx6nNHoXkU

— Onamerre (@Onamerre) February 18, 2019

It is indeed impressive.

Or not.

Will you be retracting this? Or nah? https://t.co/fKexkRUL9k

— RBe (@RBPundit) February 21, 2019

Dude, I cancelled a GIFT subscription to GQ…

— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) February 21, 2019

Kneejerk media reactions to Smollett’s original accusations have left a whole lot of self-beclownings in their wake.

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‘This is crazy’! Is Elizabeth Warren ‘trying to hand Trump the 2020 election’ with this policy endorsement?

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:59

Elizabeth Warren’s getting desperate, you guys. How desperate? This desperate:

NEWS: Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans for slavery and discrimination. She follows Kamala Harris’s recent endorsement of idea. ⁦@AsteadWesley⁩ notes in his scoop that Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Prez Obama do not support. https://t.co/hc92BM0zXl

— Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) February 21, 2019

More from the New York Times:

Ms. Warren also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and many top Democrats have not supported.

The Warren campaign declined to give further details on that backing, but it came amid her calls for the federal government to provide special home-buying assistance to residents of communities that were adversely affected by “redlining,” the discriminatory practice of denying mortgages, usually in poor and nonwhite areas. She also announced a sweeping universal child-care proposal that could strongly benefit minority communities that often have limited early childhood services.

The morally driven policy goals of Ms. Harris and Ms. Warren reflect a broader shift in the importance of race and identity issues in the Democratic Party, according to several scholars and political leaders who focus on the intersection of race and politics. While Democrats have long cast themselves as more inclusive than the Republican Party, grass-roots organizers and many liberal voters of all races are now pushing elected officials to go further on policies of racial equality, regardless of any political calculations.

Yeah … Elizabeth Warren’s policy goals don’t seem so much driven by morals as they do driven by desperation and greed.

Mmmm…that's good pandering.

— Bob Loblaw (@mrgregshields) February 21, 2019

Pandering at its finest

— gabe (@gabester310) February 21, 2019

She can pander with the best of ’em. Her whole “Native American” schtick backfired so she’s shamelessly attempting to court another minority voting bloc. Unfortunately for her, this move is likely to work out as well as her other ones.

Maybe this particular Senator should have started with Native Americans. https://t.co/99o4IzotW4

— Isaiah Leslie (@Isaiah_Leslie) February 21, 2019

I consider myself pretty progressive, but this is crazy, who pays, white people? Hispanics? People who's ancestors owned slaves? Should we be like north Korea and punish the son for sins of the father, or in this case the father of the father of the father. Bad 4 2020 election

— unfortunate tree (@wtfiamme) February 21, 2019

But far be it from us to stand in the way of Elizabeth Warren setting herself up for another epic nosedive.

The Dem 2020 platform is “Give People All The Things!” https://t.co/FcPYktwVGl

— Some chick named Heather (@hboulware) February 21, 2019

How much is the entire Democrat agenda going to cost? Holy cow.

— FVB (@fvbirder) February 21, 2019

Unelectable position. Come on. pic.twitter.com/yvShMzG56z

— Joseph Hall (@westcovinajoe) February 21, 2019

How to lose moderates and disaffected Republicans.

— Yakima Canutt (@jvalrules) February 21, 2019

So, Trump for a second term?

— I'M the man who this did not happen to (@OohMyNose) February 21, 2019

Are they trying to hand Trump the 2020 election?

— Michael Taylor (@MikeLeeTaylor) February 21, 2019

And Dems wonder why they lose to Trump

— John Gilbert (@john_gils) February 21, 2019

This just keeps getting better and better.

Seriously, Dems, all you have to do to win is not be crazy. We're even telling you straight out. Because we know you can't do it.

— James Markus (@JamesMarkusWrit) February 21, 2019

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Illegal immigrant who fired on deputy had four different ICE detainers, criminal history (graphic video)

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:35

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office has posted to YouTube a deputy’s bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Javier Hernandez Morales, an illegal immigrant with four ICE detainers who opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy who had approached his car.

Here’s the video (warning: graphic):

The Napa Valley Register reports:

[Deputy Riley Jarecki] knocks on the front, driver’s side window.

“Roll it down,” Jarecki said.

Hernandez Morales hesitates, murmurs something to himself, and rolls down the window. In Spanish, Hernandez Morales asks, “What’s up?”

He points a gun at her and fires at least once. Jarecki radios that shots have been fired as the car’s rear lights flash. The ignition turns over and Jarecki, who appears to have retreated to the passenger side of the vehicle, fires numerous rounds toward the driver’s seat.

ABC 7 reports that Morales, a Mexican national, had a criminal history including weapons violations, a DUI, and an assault on a peace officer. He was also wanted by ICE.

ICE confirms deceased suspect in Napa shooting, Javier Hernandez-Morales was a Mexican national. He had been previously removed three times prior to 2011," says ICE, which issued 4 separate detainers. #abc7now #napa

— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 21, 2019

ICE issued #Napa County 4 different detainers for Napa shooting suspect Javier Hernandez-Morales in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Says none were honored. Suspect released. Morales fired on a Napa deputy Sunday night. She killed suspect as seen in video released yesterday . #abc7now #ICE

— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 21, 2019

Of course the ICE detainers weren’t honored; California is officially a sanctuary state, signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown.

And people like @aoc want to #AbolishIcehttps://t.co/2KlZnkIGRt

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 21, 2019

Let’s see how many Democrat presidential candidates run on a platform of abolishing ICE — the Democratic Socialists are all for it, as well as abolishing prisons and borders.

Related:

ICYMI ==> Bluff status: CALLED! These Dems' 'abolish ICE' bill just backfired BIG TIME https://t.co/yyQSgdFFKe

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 13, 2018

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Great news for Trump? Guess who’s reportedly meeting with Dem candidates to talk about the 2020 election

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:29

There are many Democrats who hope that Hillary Clinton decides to make yet another run for the White House, but in the meantime, she’s reportedly offering her advice to some Dem 2020 hopefuls on the side:

Hillary Clinton continues to meet w/ 2020 Dems.

She met with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about 2020 in early February at her home in DC, a source tells CNN.

Clinton has also talked w Harris, Booker, Hickenlooper, Warren & Garcetti.

— Dan Merica (@merica) February 21, 2019

Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election – Our story: https://t.co/tE7MCIMWHn

— Dan Merica (@merica) February 21, 2019

Will “don’t forget Wisconsin” be near the top of the advice list?

What…………for? She going to tell them to do the opposite of what she did?

— Hellion 2172 (@hellion2172) February 21, 2019

“Definitely don’t go to a swing state and promise to put a lot of people there out of work” should also be among her helpful tips to Dems.

They're getting advice from Hillary so they know what not to do during this election. https://t.co/Qzah3vBtgN

— BT (@back_ttys) February 21, 2019

It's sweet of Biden and Klobuchar to make Hillary feel like she's still important.

— BT (@back_ttys) February 21, 2019

When is she meeting with @BernieSanders? https://t.co/79RdHUnBtw

— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) February 21, 2019

LOL.

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FROM WOKE TO BROKE: Watch Barack Obama’s reaction to Zion Williamson’s exploding Nike shoe

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:19

During the first few seconds of last night matchup between Duke and North Carolina, Blue Devil star Freshman Zion Williamson sprained his knee after his Nike shoe exploded:

Zion’s Nike shoe rip in slo-mo pic.twitter.com/UYQuoDMxq5

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2019

Thankfully it doesn’t look like the injury was too serious, but that was the probable first pick in the NBA draft going because his Nike shoe failed:

What a bad look for Nike having their shoe explode off Zion Williamson’s foot in the highest profile game of the year on the highest profile player in college basketball in a long time

— Adam Apicella (@MrAdamAp) February 21, 2019

On national TV, no less:

That the shoe blew out on National TV. That the shoe blew out for Duke-UNC. That the shoe blew out on Zion Williamson. Awful look for Nike.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2019

From woke to broke:

This is Zion’s shoe. Completely in half. Not good @Nike pic.twitter.com/6lRh1XJwOT

— #PrayForZion Barstool Blue Devils (@BarstoolBDevils) February 21, 2019

Former President Barack Obama was at the game and instantly became a meme when he was caught on camera mouthing, “his shoe broke”:

“His shoe broke.” pic.twitter.com/FAtpaF5uAt

— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) February 21, 2019

Obama wished Williamson a speedy recovery:

Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019

Nike is now in damage control mode and promising an investigation:

Nike promises to investigate why Duke star Zion Williamson's shoe fell apart resulting in injury. https://t.co/MSjNmdivZd pic.twitter.com/MdZhoO2NMg

— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2019

And the stock price is taking a hit from the news:

A look at Nike's stock losing over $1B in value overnight after Duke Basketball star Zion Williamson's shoe broke. pic.twitter.com/yyUhuFTkV1

— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 21, 2019

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‘AMEN’! Charlie Daniels drops a truth nuke about Cory, Kamala (and other 2020 Dems) after Smollett story implosion

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:57

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker were among Dem 2020 hopefuls who had tweets about Jussie Smollett that did NOT age well, and Charlie Daniels has spotted a presidential deal-breaker:

Hey Cory, Kamala and all the rest of You presidential candidates with the hair trigger judgement
“Modern day Lynching”?
And you expect us to let you get your hand close to the nuclear codes?

— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 21, 2019

Yet another reason not to vote for them!

Well said… Another reason why we should not allow them close to the White House https://t.co/XaPogNJlQn

— Robert Lutz (@lutz1_rc) February 21, 2019

Great point? https://t.co/pb74u4blYW

— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) February 21, 2019

AMEN BROTHER!! https://t.co/iYaCLfvgsK

— Hal Mapes (@halsm3) February 21, 2019

Tweet of the day! ….and it's early! https://t.co/U2WyQhirFT

— @truckgirl65 (@truckgirl65) February 21, 2019

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Related:

Puh-leeze! Count Kirsten Gillibrand among Dems who now want to ‘find out the facts’ before commenting about Jussie Smollett

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In case you’re wondering WHY the Cook County state’s attorney recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case…

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:26

As we told you earlier, the Chicago Police Department has confirmed that “Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect.”

In the midst of all the fast-moving details surrounding the story about the “Empire” actor, now that the case seems to be moving to the state prosecutorial level, there’s an interesting detail:

UPDATE: S.A. Kim Foxx recusal in Smollett case explainer —

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case.” per SA’s office. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/T1cm1kDd4C

— Brad Edwards (@tvbrad) February 20, 2019

Rob Elgas of ABC 7 and Brad Edwards of CBS Chicago had more today:

BREAKING: Cook County S.A. Kim Foxx’s reason for recusal in Smollett investigation. ⁦@cbschicagopic.twitter.com/2DfCnA3mNe

— Brad Edwards (@tvbrad) February 20, 2019

New statement from @SAKimFoxx spokeswoman: "Shortly after the incident occurred in late January, State’s Attorney Foxx had conversations with a family member of Jussie Smollett about the incident and their concerns…" 1/3

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

More: "…and facilitated a connection to the Chicago Police Department who were investigating the incident. Based on those prior conversations and out of an abundance of caution, last week State’s Attorney Foxx decided to remove herself from the decision making…" 2/3

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

"…in this matter and delegated it to her First Assistant Joseph Magats, a 28-year veteran prosecutor.” quote attributable to Tandra R. Simonton, Chief Communications Officer. 3/3

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

By the way, the former State’s Attorney disagreed with Foxx’s recusal decision:

New: Former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez chiming in On Kim Foxx’s decision to recuse herself from Jussie Smollett case. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/8qmBgZ7yEc

— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 20, 2019

To be continued…

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Related:

‘SO BUSTED’! Footage reportedly shows Nigerian brothers buying supplies before Jussie Smollett ‘attack’

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‘The dam has broken’: Comfortably Smug has reason to believe ‘more is gonna come out’ about AOC’s campaign finance woes

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:08

It’s looking like truth-and-justice crusader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be in a world of campaign finance trouble. And if Comfortably Smug’s sources are correct, she’s in for a lot more:

Man the dam has broken on AOC campaign finance. Folks telling me A LOT of stuff is hitting the fan, more is gonna come out….

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 20, 2019

Let’s just say we wouldn’t be remotely surprised if there were lots more AOC dirt where Luke Thompson’s findings came from.

Rules to be broke under the guise of being woke.

— Chad Rommel (@ChadRommel) February 20, 2019

Wheeeeee

— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 20, 2019

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— Nicholas Pearce (@WarDamnGunners) February 20, 2019

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— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) February 20, 2019

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— Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition (@Tcavjr) February 20, 2019

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— Señia (@ayasgirl) February 20, 2019

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— Joel (@Jamisen) February 20, 2019

Get ready to pounce, people.

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‘Time for your close-up’! Sounds like Chicago PD’s ready to use ‘other methods’ to get Jussie Smollett’s cooperation

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:02

Here’s the latest Jussie Smollett news from indispensable ABC Chicago journalist Rob Elgas:

A Chicago police spokesman tells @ABC: "As of 10am this morning, there was a dialogue between prosecutors and Jussie's attorneys. We are hopeful that we’ll have a chance to ask the questions that we have."

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

MORE: "It doesn’t matter what the investigation shows; if you have information that's helpful to law enforcement, it behooves you to contact authorities and share that. We have been been very diplomatic and have been working with him and his attorneys."

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

Chicago police spokesman to @ABC on Smollett case: "We got information and we want to run (it) by him. If the opportunity is not taken [to come in], we’re going to go with other methods to create a culture of accountability.”

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

“Other methods to create a culture of accountability,” eh?

WTF kind of word art is this? “Culture of accountability” are they diplomats or cops? Will his interview be like a catered meet and greet?

⚜ZeroFucks⚜ (@ZeroFuckaroni) February 20, 2019

Something tells us it won’t be like that, no.

I'm guessing it's code for pic.twitter.com/WsldHttFtT

— Kelly (@chaos_4ever) February 20, 2019

Put up or get locked up

— NATrually (@NATrually) February 20, 2019

In other words, Mr. Smollett, if you do not come in to talk to us, we will come get you. And you do not want us to come get you. https://t.co/M23FIT4uqT

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) February 20, 2019

Omg the hyper-literate SJW millennial translation of “we are going to arrest this guy if he doesn’t come in” is *chef kiss* https://t.co/Y7AMF0uLNS

— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) February 20, 2019

It’s pretty fantastic.

Jussie, please recognize that the lights have come up and the credits are rolling. Time for your close up. pic.twitter.com/EDR0gEUfyC

— Mayakovsky’s Ghost (@Loneprotester) February 20, 2019

He wanted attention, right? Looks like he might be about to get it.

And for the record:

One last comment of note from the CPD spokesman: "No evidence was presented to a grand jury on behalf of the Smollett case yesterday."

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 20, 2019

Stay tuned for the next episode of this exciting saga!

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No big deal, just Cardi B floating a conspiracy theory that ‘racist’ Chicago Police framed Jussie Smollett

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:39

In a video shared to Instagram, singer Cardi B lashed out at Jussie Smollett, saying he “f*cked up Black History Month” but she’s also angry because if his assault does turn out to be a hoax, then it gives “Donald Trump immunity to f*cking laugh at n*****s and sh*it”:

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Here’s a rough transcript of what she said. And please do note she floated the conspiracy theory that the Chicago Police Department set him up:

So I am really disappointed in Jussie Smollett, whatever the f*ck his name is. I’m really disappointed in him. I feel like he f*cked up Black History Month, bro. Like damn. I’m not gonna say yet until he said it out of his mouth that it was fake and this sh*t was staged. I don’t want to completely blame him, because you know like somebody that I was talking to they said you know that police in Chicago are racist. So they might probably try to frame him and make him look like he is a liar. But if he is not then bro you f*cked up, for real. Like why would you do that? Like you didn’t have to do that. Then you get Donald Trump immunity to f*cking laugh at n*****s and s*it.

In other news, TMZ is reporting that the show “Empire” is cutting Smollett’s role because of the controversy:

Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Role Slashed in Wake Of 'Attack' Scandal https://t.co/M0voflrJip

— TMZ (@TMZ) February 19, 2019

It’s notable that Fox hasn’t pushed back on the report at all:

Fox isn't commenting on the TMZ report that Jussie Smollett's role is being reduced on "Empire." (Stark contrast to last week, when they pushed back immediately and forcefully on the notion that Smollett was being written out of the show.)

— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 19, 2019

To be continued. . .

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Related:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to have a talk with her girl Cardi B about marginal tax rates https://t.co/bU77eS4sna

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 6, 2019

WATCH: Colin Kaepernick defender Cardi B dances with Bob Kraft, owner of what The Daily Beast calls the ‘preferred team of white nationalists’ https://t.co/WkXd2rsEJ4

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 3, 2019

 

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Statue commemorating the ‘kissing sailor’ iconic photo vandalized by #MeToo activist

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:57

The “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota, Fla. that commemorates the iconic photo of a sailor kissing an unidentified nurse in Times Square on VJ Day was vandalized overnight by a #MeToo activist who spray-painted the hashtag on the woman’s leg.

From the Sarasota Police Department:

At approximately 12:53 am, our Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N Gulfstream Ave & Bayfront Dr reference to an unknown individual spray painting ‘# MeToo’ on the Unconditional Surrender statue. Additional information is at https://t.co/gv10lGhcja pic.twitter.com/JakU8aI7QY

— SarasotaPD (@SarasotaPD) February 19, 2019

What makes this doubly worse is that the sailor in the photo, George Mendonsa, just passed away at the age of 95:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Mendonsa, World War II veteran known as the kissing sailor in the famed photo #VJDayinTimesSquare. Many know the photo, but few know the story. Take a moment to listen here: https://t.co/xvxAe5xpzC #RIP pic.twitter.com/NsmHMpPBSN

— American Veterans Center (@AVCupdate) February 18, 2019

Mr. Madonsa, who had just returned from 2 years in the Pacific aboard the USS Sullivans, explained the moment in this profile by The American Veterans Center. Have a watch:

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‘No borders, no walls and no cages’: Marchers demand that Washington, DC #AbolishPolice, #AbolishICE

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:41

Here’s a protest march that will rightfully fly under the mainstream media’s radar, but after Louis Farrakhan got us all hyped up with his Saviours’ Day speech, we were anxious for another reason to fight the man. It’s going down in Washington, D.C., Monday, where progressive groups of all stripes are uniting under the #AbolishPolice and #StopMPD hashtags.

BYP100, “an activist, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating freedom & justice for all Black people through a Black Queer Feminist Lens,” were leading the charge.

Too many of us are missing loved ones who are locked up in jails and detention centers. Too many of us live in daily fear of harassment from police and ICE. We deserve real safety in our communities.

If you're in D.C. join us at noon today! #StopMPD pic.twitter.com/s7OrYzUSO0

— BYP100 (@BYP_100) February 18, 2019

The Women’s March retweeted this one — congrats to all the suburban moms who wore their pussy hats to the National Mall because they were pissed Hillary didn’t win … you helped get this ball rolling.

Until all of our families are safe and together, we will organize, take the streets and fight back. Until all of our community members are free from cages and police violence, we will fight for and protect each other. None of us are free until all of us are free. #StopMPD pic.twitter.com/hlCmuU7iZi

— BYP100 (@BYP_100) February 18, 2019

If police aren’t protecting you, buy a gun and learn how to use it. We hear the NRA offers gun safety courses.

Until all of our families are safe and together, we will organize, take the streets and fight back.

Until our community is free from cages and police violence, we will fight for and protect each other.

None of us are free until all of us are free.#StopMPD #AbolishPolice pic.twitter.com/Ui0nXcEZo5

— DECRIMNOW DC (@DecrimNowDC) February 18, 2019

Here’s a clever banner:

.@leslifoster @MikeQReports Black women in DC just shut down a major intersection at 7th & H NW to declare "no borders, no walls and no cages" will separate our communities & demand a stop to the border wall and DC’s investment in policing over people. #StopMPD #AbolishPolice pic.twitter.com/pfGUTJOyQ7

— Shug Baèvry (@TheFireNexTime) February 18, 2019

And you know you can’t have a protest calling for racial justice without the Climate Justice Alliance pitching in:

#ClimateJustice & #RacialJustice are intertwined. While climate change knows no boundaries, communities of color are hit first and worst. We need decarbonization, but also strategies to decolonize, detoxify, demilitarize, de-gentrify & democratize our communities @DMVBlackLives pic.twitter.com/tkTVd9feWZ

— Climate Justice Alliance (@CJAOurPower) February 18, 2019

We need to decarbonize, decolonize, detoxify, demilitarize, de-gentrify and democratize our communities — and we’ll use the super-scary threat of climate change to slip this entire agenda into legislation. Green New Deal, anyone?

When Trump tries to use gov shutdowns and national emergencies to tear our families apart; When the police and ICE track, target, and kidnap our people; When the legislators, courts, cops, and jails collaborate to weaken our communities; We are the frontline of defense. #StopMPD pic.twitter.com/YEgW0UMLkr

— Stop Police Terror Project DC (@StopCopTerrorDC) February 18, 2019

“Defund MPD! Black people should be free!” pic.twitter.com/lzAd8X3osJ

— BYP100 (@BYP_100) February 18, 2019

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a call for the police to be disbanded, and we don’t miss it.

It’s not too late to show up to #SupportBlackFutures #StopMPD #AbolishPolice #OccupationFreeDC pic.twitter.com/4PEAFpb7aO

— JVP – DC Metro (@JVPDCMetro) February 18, 2019

For Black people like 21 Savage who are currently fighting deportation
For Black people who are criminalized for sex work
For Black people pushed out of our communities by gentrification
For Black people harassed, abused, and surveilled daily by MPD
Rise up, Fight Back! #StopMPD pic.twitter.com/zeKRRBSflV

— BYP100 (@BYP_100) February 18, 2019

Why isn’t 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris at this thing?

Related:

WATCH: 'Immediate disarming of all campus police' among Howard University protesters' demands https://t.co/qSN53F7Ye3

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 30, 2018

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Louis Farrakhan upset that the wicked Jews are using him to break up the women’s movement

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:04

In case you missed it, this weekend was the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day event, and keynote speaker Louis Farrakhan could barely contain his joy about all the women who have been elected to shake up the corrupt House. He even gave a special shout-out to Rep. Ilhan Omar and told her not to apologize for her “all about the Benjamins” tweet, since congressmen are routinely bought off by AIPAC.

The Free Beacon’s Cameron Cawthorne posted some of the highlights:

Farrakhan: The ‘Wicked Jews’ Use Me to Attack Women’s Movement, March Leadershttps://t.co/DE28fu7y9Z pic.twitter.com/iICk6SxfkR

— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 18, 2019

Here’s Farrakhan praising Omar’s anti-Semitism also. He said she has “nothing to apologize for.” pic.twitter.com/1flwuaWAUj

— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 18, 2019

Is it any wonder that the leaders of the Women’s March just can’t bring themselves to denounce this guy after posing with him in selfies? He’s a progressive feminist at heart.

Yes, it's a complete mystery why the Women's March leadership's refusal to disavow you would be used to criticize them. https://t.co/iTZxGMPa5s

— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) February 18, 2019

Exactly. My daughter (GenZ) and me (GenX) abandoned our local #WomensMarch PRECISELY because of this.

— AllisonFromThe401 (@AllisonRhody56) February 18, 2019

Where’s the media outrage that Maxine Waters hugs this goon & Bill Clinton shares a stage with him?!?

— Buzzsaw (@M_R_Sumbigguns) February 18, 2019

If there is "wicked", then YOU are it. The definition of hateful prejudice against Jews should read: see: Farrakhan.

— patricia rosen (@kaolin01) February 18, 2019

Farrakhan is the wicked evil one

— Tim Chapman (@TimChap45336298) February 18, 2019

What's the difference between them and the kkk. Except for the color of their skin?

— Keith Hines Jr (@1966charger1967) February 18, 2019

exactly! lol why would anyone criticize the movement because they won't step away from not only a rabid antisemite, but the man that said when God made the human race he distilled all the evil in the world into one race.. the white man what's not to love?

— jeffrey rader (@HvacmogulRader) February 18, 2019

So now Rep. Ilhan Omar has the enthusiastic backing of both David Duke and Louis Farrakhan.

Best of friends . . pic.twitter.com/qo8YhlJKGw

— Rick Martin (@RickMartin06) February 18, 2019

Related:

RAVE reviews coming in! David Duke and Farrakhan both offer PRAISE for Rep. Ilhan Omar and just freakin’ WOW https://t.co/AsWxRR1gib

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 14, 2019

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BRUTAL: Kamala Harris literally speechless after being asked if she still thinks Jussie Smollett was victim of ‘attempted modern day lynching’

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:20

Late last month, Jussie Smollett’s claim about what happened to him in Chicago had senator and Dem presidential candidate Kamala Harris very concerned by what she obviously assumed was a factual claim:

.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019

Fast forward to today, when on the campaign trail Harris was asked about the subsequent developments. Harris was literally speechless for several seconds, eventually finding it within herself to serve up a spin similar to Cory Booker’s. This is awkward:

Kamala Harris in January: The attack on Jussie Smollett was an "attempted modern day lynching."

Kamala Harris this month: "I think the facts are still unfolding. I'm very concerned about it obviously." pic.twitter.com/kxoDWHf4WR

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 18, 2019

You could see her thinking “come on, brain, think of something… anything!” Harris was not ready for this:

Kamala Harris looks deeply uncomfortable and/or deeply confused about having to explain her Jussie Smollett “modern-day lynching” tweet. pic.twitter.com/Z2EMvm2HZB

— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) February 18, 2019

Harris really seemed to prefer it when reporters were helping her pick out a coat.

LOL. She done checked if @MaeveReston or @CHueyBurns would hand her a jacket to cover her from all the shame#JussieSmollettHoax https://t.co/c3W08ZZPad

— Gift Nyamapfene (@tanyaradzwa__) February 18, 2019

Kamala Harris: "Wait…I tweeted something about that?!?"

Some poor intern is going to have the worst day. https://t.co/GblcWsPSEg

— Eyes of the Beholder (@LordVulcren) February 18, 2019

Wow.

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‘Lying or she’s INCOMPETENT’: Frank Luntz takes Vox’s Liz Plank APART for claiming media didn’t push ‘This is MAGA country’

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:54

As Twitchy reported earlier, Vox’s Liz Plank went on ‘Reliable Sources’ (yeah, we laugh every time we write it, too) to talk about the Jussie Smollett story. Plank tried to protect the media in how they’ve been reporting this debacle by claiming they hadn’t reported his attackers saying, ‘This is MAGA country.’

Watch.

Vox's Liz Plank on "This is MAGA country" quote: "The people who were repeating that quote were not news outlets…It was repeated by, sure, people who maybe had good intentions of wanting to spread the story…We can't confuse celebrity tweets with the media and the press. pic.twitter.com/ayGHYmxYk8

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 17, 2019

We pointed out earlier how nobody bought what Plank was selling, but nobody called her out quite as brutally as Frank Luntz.

Either @Feministabulous is lying or just incompetent at Googling what news outlets said less than a month ago.https://t.co/Ws2yYNoprk

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 17, 2019

And then Plank broke out her shovel to keep on diggin’ that hole.

news outlets did not assign truth to his statement, they correctly reported it as a claim which is what journalism is. they reported it as being investigated which it was! the examples of reputable news outlets that you’re quoting in your tweet all reported a claim, not a fact.

— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) February 17, 2019

Plz post links of those same outlets questioning big holes in the story:

• Nobody would be walking around 2am on the coldest night in city history with rope + bleach

• No MAGA fan would recognize a bundled-up actor from Empire

• Chicago would never be called “MAGA Country”

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 17, 2019

So the story was accurately reported but media outlets should have cast doubts on the reports (inserting opinion/judgement) instead of simply reporting what was being investigated?

— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) February 17, 2019

Scrutiny is a fundamental tenant of (competent) journalism.

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 17, 2019

How dare he!?

Heh.

Sure…but saying no maga person would recognize an actor from empire is not inserting skepticism it’s inserting opinion.

— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) February 17, 2019

K.

Honestly, it only got worse for her.

Here are the three #JussieSmollett tweets that I can find that @feministabulous RT'd in the early days of the reporting on the incident: pic.twitter.com/PnwVFBh5xj

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 17, 2019

Does that mean you don’t consider yourself to be a reputable news outlet?https://t.co/fUVFtYRJhg

— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) February 17, 2019

Gosh, golly, and gee, that sure looks like a lot of media tweets covering what she said they didn’t cover.

But hey, we’re far from experts … so what do we know?

Related:

It just gets worse and WORSE: If true, you won’t BELIEVE how far Jussie Smollett was willing to take his case (ok, you might)

DAAAMN, son! Ron Perlman learned the HARD way why you NEVER bring a knife to a gunfight with Dana Loesch

ACTUAL journo Andy Ngo has been chronicling responses about #JussieSmollett in 1 HUGE (and infuriating) thread and just WOW

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