‘Blue-Collar Boom’

Trump at Davos: America Is Experiencing ‘Blue-Collar Boom’

US President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives in Davos, Switzerland on Marine One, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Tuesday to start a two-day visit to the World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday that the United States is living in the midst of a massive “blue-collar boom” that is targeting the lower classes.

“This is a blue-collar boom,” the president stated at the conference in Davos, Switzerland. “Since my election the net worth of the bottom half of wage-earners has increased by 47 percent, three times faster than the increase for the top one percent.”

“The American dream is back, bigger, better, and stronger than ever before,” he said.

“No one is benefiting more than America’s middle class,” he said. “We have created 1.2 million manufacturing and construction jobs – a number also unthinkable.”

“America’s newfound prosperity is undeniable, unprecedented and unmatched anywhere in the world,” Trump said. “America achieved this stunning turnaround not by making minor changes to a handful of policies, but by adopting a whole new approach centered entirely on the well-being of the American worker.”

“Every decision we make on taxes, trade, regulation, energy, immigration, education and more is focused on improving the lives of everyday Americans,” he said. “Only when governments put their own citizens first will people be fully invested in their national futures.”

Trump noted that his administration has doubled child tax credit for 40 million American families as part of his program to target families.

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NY Times Beclowns Itself

NY Times Beclowns Itself with Double Democrat Endorsement

By Brian C. Joondeph
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The New York Times is considered the paper of record, the media pied piper that other newspapers dutifully follow, which provides cable and network news their daily talking points.  The N.Y. Times is also the go-to leak site for Deep State sieves, like James Comey, to get their stories spun, woven, and distributed, like a fine silk scarf, to the rest of the media establishment.

The N.Y. Times’ slogan is “All the news that’s fit to print,” dating back to 1896.  The portion those running the Times left out must be in tiny print: “advancing the causes of liberal Democrats and disparaging conservative Republicans.”

They also endorse presidential candidates, as do most other newspapers.  The last Republican presidential candidate the N.Y. Times endorsed was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, more than half a century ago.  Since then, every endorsement has been for the Democrat candidate.  So much for having an open mind.

While not surprising, it loudly screams partisanship, an appearance a major newspaper might seek to avoid.  A New York Times columnist, Jim Rutenberg, wrote a column in April 2016, obviously befuddled by candidate Donald Trump’s popularity.  He opined that the overtly biased media criticism was justified because Trump was “abnormal and potentially dangerous.”  Fortunately, the American people disagreed.

Rutenberg’s justification was that “[i]t is journalism’s job to be true to the readers and viewers, and true to the facts, in a way that will stand up to history’s judgment.”  The New York Times has been “true” to only the hard-baked opinions of the ruling class in New York and Washington, D.C. and fellow journalists.

It should then be no surprise that the N.Y. Times offered up another Democrat endorsement for the 2020 presidential election, keeping with its 64-year tradition of endorsing Democrats.  Only this time, it endorsed two Democrats, despite the fact that only one can be the nominee — unless the Times want an all female ticket.

The double endorsement was a first, since the Times’ editors have always endorsed only one presidential candidate since their very first endorsement of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.  If Honest Abe were running for president today, it’s doubtful he would have earned the endorsement over, say, Crooked Hillary.

But in the era where there are more than two sexes, the woke administrators of the N.Y. Times have decided that they could endorse more than one candidate: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.


The New York Times, screen shot.

Their endorsement started with this: “American voters must choose between three sharply divergent visions of the future.”  The reality is that there are only two visions — forward and backward, Trump making America great and any of the remaining handful of socialists/communists turning America into a bankrupt second-world hell-hole.

In their view, Trump represents one vision, described in the endorsement using typical Democrat clichés of “white nativism,” “America first unilateralism abroad,” “brazen corruption,” “escalating culture wars,” and “a judiciary stacked with ideologues.”  A book could be written debunking this nonsense.

Their other two views are “moderate” and “progressive,” with Klobuchar and Warren, respectively, representing those two views.  Amy Klobuchar is as much a moderate as Mitt Romney is and John McCain was conservative.

What happened to Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie?  The New Woke Times doesn’t like old rich white guys, it seems.  These people had no problem endorsing Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and John Kerry, but those days are long gone.

Bernie is disqualified because he is old and has had a heart attack.  Bernie is 78 years old, while Warren is 70 — not exactly a spring chicken.  Klobuchar, at 59, could be Bernie’s daughter.

Biden is also too old for the N.Y. Times at 77: “It is time for him to pass the torch to a new generation of political leaders,” the Times says.  Does the paper mean Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad?

Bernie’s policies, according to the N.Y. Times, are “overly rigid, untested and divisive.”  And Warren’s aren’t?  Those two are both reading out of the same Marxist playbook.

Klobuchar is supposed to be a “moderate.”  Yet she is in favor of the Green New Deal, seeing it as “aspirational” and promising she would vote for it.  She has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL and an “F” rating from the NRA.  Some moderate.  She also berates her staff, as the N.Y. Times begrudgingly notes, but such behavior apparently is not disqualifying for a liberal Democrat — unlike, say, getting two scoops of ice cream while your guests get only one. …

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Plan to Crack Down on ‘Birth Tourism

Report: Trump Readies Plan to Crack Down on ‘Birth Tourism’ in U.S.

Chinese national pleads guilty to running 'birth tourism' scheme in US
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President Trump’s administration is readying a new rule to crack down on foreign nationals arriving in the United States on tourist and visitor visas only to deliver their children in the country to secure them birthright American citizenship, a new report states.

According to Axios, the new rule cracking down on what is commonly known as “birth tourism” could be issued this week and will give State Department officials the ability to deny B-1 and B-2 visas to foreign nationals whom they suspect are only coming to the U.S. to win birthright citizenship for their children.

“This change is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry,” a State Department official told Axios in an interview.

One senior administration official said consular officers who issue B-1 and B-2 visas “are remarkably skilled at sussing out true versus false claims” and thus giving them the authority to deny visas on suspicion of birth tourism would be an effective tool to prevent foreign nationals from abusing the nation’s birthright citizenship policy.

As Breitbart News has chronicled for years, nearly 400,000 “anchor babies” are born every year in the U.S. to illegal aliens, foreign workers on temporary visas, and foreign nationals on visitor visas.

In 2019, the Justice Department led one of the largest criminal crackdowns ever on the birth tourism industry in California, where Chinese nationals allegedly ran businesses to bring foreign nationals to the U.S. on visitor visas for the sole purpose of winning their children birthright American citizenship.

Justice Department officials said the case revealed that more than 8,500 U.S.-born children to foreign nationals, almost exclusively from China, secured birthright American citizenship thanks to just three birth tourism businesses in California.

To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens must be granted automatic American citizenship, and a number of legal scholars dispute the idea.

Many leading conservative scholars argue the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment does not provide mandatory birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens or noncitizens, as these children are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction as that language was understood when the 14th Amendment was ratified.

For almost two years, Trump has signaled that he has reviewed signing an executive order to end birthright citizenship, otherwise known as the “anchor baby policy.” That executive order, though, has yet to come up for consideration.

Today, there are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under 18-years-old, exceeding the annual roughly four million American babies born every year and costing American taxpayers about $2.4 billion every year to subsidize hospital costs.

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The Media is Setting You Up

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Immigration problems

Immigration problems solved!

By A. Welderson
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I read here (Spanish Minister) that a Spanish government official is worried that Spain needs eight or nine million immigrants to keep the country from diving into a demographic tailspin.  The nub of the problem seems to be that Spain has a desperate shortage of more people to tax so they can keep paying for bureaucrats — uh, I mean essential government services.  The conventional wisdom is to bring in African and Middle Eastern migrants by the shipload.  Of course, there is opposition from hateful, ignorant Spanish citizens who whine about the inevitable disappearance of European culture from large swaths of the country.  Rubes!  Nativists!  France and Germany seem to be dealing well enough with it.  Just ask the French and German bureaucrats.

What a thorny problem.  Where can Spain get its hands on millions of migrants?  Those bureaucrats must be saved.  Where, oh, where?

Gasp! I know a place which has millions of unappreciated illegal immigrants.  The U.S. is flooded with uncounted numbers of people who aren’t officially here.  They live in the shadows and have had to go through a lot of trouble to get there.  Why can’t we just send them to Spain?  It’s win-win.

But wait, this idea gets even better.  They already speak Spanish in Spain.  How’s that for a happy coincidence?  The immigrants don’t even need to learn English.  In fact, it’s a win-win-win!


No translation required to make demands in Spain (photo credit: ep-jhu).

Granted, illegals don’t really need to learn how to speak English in Southern California, either, but in Spain, there aren’t any annoying Anglos around — except for British tourists, and they go home eventually, anyway.  However, Mexican and South American migrants to Spain will need to learn how to lisp.

So Spain wants them there, and we don’t want them here.  But do the illegals want to go?  Well, California isn’t what it used to be.  Rampant crime, drugs, homelessness, and pooping on the streets have really put a dent in the quality of life in the Golden State.  In the words of Randy Newman, New York City is cold and it’s damp.  And New Jersey…enough said.  Even liberals are fleeing these places, so Spain probably wouldn’t be a tough sell.  It has the original Mediterranean climate, after all.  Those three states would constitute a good start.

Now, it will cost money to send our illegals to Spain.  A one-way coach airline ticket from Los Angeles to Madrid can be had for under $500 with advance purchase.  Even NBC concedes that the net cost of illegal aliens to taxpayers is $54 billion per year (Fact Check).  Call that the low-end estimate.  If you say there are 11 million illegals here in the U.S., that works out to $4,900 per year per illegal head draining out of the Treasury.  Even without a degree in economics, I can puzzle out a payback period of less than two months, which seems like a good investment.  Heck, I might even be talked into sending them over first class.

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FREDO: Combat Vet McSally Is a ‘Punk,

FREDO: Combat Vet McSally Is a ‘Punk,’ Should Lose Her Senate Race

As part of CNN’s day-long-pants-wetting resulting from Arizona Senator Martha McSally (R) calling out CNN correspondent Manu Raju as a “liberal hack,” CNN hosts Chris “Fredo” Cuomo (Cuomo Prime Time) and Don Lemon (CNN Tonight) railed against the Senator during the handoff between their shows on Thursday. Cuomo lashed out by describing McSally, the first female U.S. combat pilot, as a “punk” and later argued that her criticism of his colleague “should hurt her.”

As he pivoted away from suggesting all Republican senators were liars, Cuomo started to target McSally. “That’s what’s so upsetting about McSally today. This is a woman with an amazing record of service to this country and she really acted like a punk today,” he declared in a huff. “She did a disservice to herself and the seat that she holds, which is John McCain’s.”

Fredo called a historic combat veteran a “punk,” meanwhile he had never served a day in his life. On top of that, just last summer he was caught on video threatening to throw a Trump supporter down a flight of stairs for calling him “Fredo” (and lying that it was an “ethnic slur” to Italians). Then there was the time in 2016 when he got into a car accident while drag racing drunk, then fleeing the scene. Then there’s his staunch support for the left-wing terrorist group, Antifa. Talk about acting like a punk.

In an apparent effort to argue that McSally was not a legitimate senator and thus didn’t deserve respect, Lemon kept hounding the fact she was appointed to the seat following McCain’s passing. “She was appointed. She lost, and through a fluke, like some would say, Trump won. But that’s a whole ‘nother show. But through a fluke, she was appointed,” he decried.

But that’s not what a “flute” was. Apparently, Lemon wasn’t able to comprehend that appointing interim senators was a duty of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R). He also boasted about how McSally’s 2020 opponent was putting up a tough fight. …

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“We’re Ready To Fight”:

“We’re Ready To Fight”: 1000s Expected To Attend Massive Gun-Rights Rally At Virginia Capitol

As various pro-gun rights groups prepare to gather at Virginia’s state capitol in Richmond on Monday in what’s expected to be one of the largest pro-gun rallies in recent memory, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency, police are busy setting up barricades and temporary holding pens – and one lawmaker has even arranged to spend most of the day in a safe house, according to the Washington Examiner.

The rally is expected to draw tens of thousands, and fears about Charlottesville-style violence are prompting police to scour the web for any signs of a violent plot.

Already, the FBI has arrested three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group who were planning on attending the rally.

As Republicans battle for the hearts and minds of the people against a state government that is unilaterally controlled by Democrats, Todd Gilbert, Virginia’s House Republican leader, warned on Saturday that white supremacist groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” would not be welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, according to Reuters.

“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” he said. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”

Organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a group that annually lobbies the state legislature against new gun-control laws, this year’s rally is simply a much larger manifestation of the group’s annual gun-rights rally at the capitol.

As the Dems who control the state government plot a slew of new gun control measures in a state that has historically been more permissive about gun rights, Virginia has transformed into ground zero in the fight over gun rights in America. Already, gun owners across the state have been scrambling to buy up as many guns as they can before the new legislation takes effect, fostering a boom among gun sellers.

The tension even prompted President Trump to weigh in with a tweet on Friday: “That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away.”

One NRA member approached by a Washington Examiner reporter while rallying outside a legislative building earlier this week said gun-rights advocates in the state wouldn’t stand by idly while their rights are stripped away.

“We’re not going to be quiet anymore. We’re going to fight them in the courts and on the ground. The illegal laws they’re proposing are just straight up unconstitutional,” said Timothy Forster, of Chesterfield, Virginia, an NRA member who had one handgun strapped to his shoulder and another tucked into his waistband as he stood outside a legislative office building earlier this week. VCDL president Philip Van Cleave said he’s heard from groups around the country that plan to send members to Virginia, including the Nevada-based, far-right Oath Keepers, which has promised to organize and train armed posses and militia. …

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Investigation Into Ilhan Omar Appears To Have Expanded

Report: Investigation Into Ilhan Omar Appears To Have Expanded To Other Federal Agencies, In Addition to FBI

Report: Investigation Into Ilhan Omar Appears To Have Expanded To Other Federal Agencies, In Addition to FBIRep.-elect Ilhan Omar, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, right, speaks about the party’s legislative priorities when Democrats assume the majority in the 116th Congress in January, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

Looks like things may be heating up for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), if Thursday’s report from David Steinberg at The Blaze is correct.

Steinberg had previously reported that the FBI was looking into alleged offenses committed by Omar. He’s written a lot on Omar at PJ Media and Powerline.

From The Blaze:

Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) had previously filed a complaint on the matter with the Minnesota District of the Department of Justice. That office — headed by U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald, a 2018 Donald Trump appointee — directed the FBI to review the complaint. An FBI SAC formally met with Rep. Drazkowski, and others, in mid-October to receive a prepared file of evidence and related information.

Steinberg said then that the nature of the evidence was likely to expand out to other agencies.

He’s now updating us with more information, noting that it appears to have done so. He says that at least two other federal agencies have been contacted by the FBI in regard to Omar’s actions and that those agencies had been in touch with people from the meeting in October who had relevant information or evidence.

The first, the Department of Education (DOE) Office of the Inspector General, appears to concern Omar’s 2009 marriage to her second husband. She attended North Dakota State University at the same time as the marriage, both lasted from 2009 to 2001. Her husband was enrolled from 2010-2011. According to Steinberg, Omar was still living with her first husband and their children at the same time. Steinberg said that in 2017 in a nine question form to the court in her divorce that she had lost contact with the second husband in 2011, but that there was a lot of social media posts and other information which showed this was not the case. The Office of the Inspector General is involved in “identifying fraud, waste, abuse, and criminal activity involving ED funds, programs, and operations.”

The second agency is allegedly Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Omar is a well-known enemy of of ICE, declaring frequently that the department should be abolished. Now she may be under investigation from them which is some kind of irony. But it might also explain her antipathy to them. Not only does it fit her political persuasion but it may also fit her personal issues. This might involve the question of the British second husband.

Steinberg pointed to a slew of “questions about [Rep. Omar’s 2009 marriage],” which according to his report allegedly could include “eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.” Omar has not been charged with any crime.

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James Comey Tried to Hide …

Email: James Comey Tried to Hide Fact that ‘Pee’ Dossier Wasn’t Corroborated

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An email reveals disgraced former FBI director James Comey tried unsuccessfully to change a draft public statement from then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioning the reliability of the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

Immediately after the dossier was reported in the news media for the first time, the email exchange shows Clapper wanted to release a statement that “[t]he IC [Intelligence Community] has not made any judgment that the information in [the Steele election reporting] is reliable.”

Comey, however, interjected, suggesting a different public statement by Clapper that would not have attacked the credibility of the wild charges made by dossier author Christopher Steele.

The Comey email, which has not received media attention until now, was revealed inside the Justice Department’s recently released 476-page Inspector General report on the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation.

In the email, Comey wrote:

I just had a chance to review the proposed talking points on this for today. Perhaps it is a nit, but I worry that it may not be best to say “The IC has not made any judgment that the information in the document is reliable.”

I say that because we HAVE concluded that the source [Steele] is reliable and has a track record with us of reporting reliable information; we have some visibility into his source network, some of which we have determined to be sub-sources in a position to report on such things; and much of what he reports in the current document is consistent with and corroborative of other reporting included in the body of the main IC report.

That said, we are not able to sufficiently corroborate the reporting to include in the body of the [ICA] report. That all rings in my ears as more complicated than “we have not made a judgment that the information in the document is reliable.”

It might be better to say that “we have not be [sic] able to sufficiently corroborate the information to include it in the body of our Russia report but, for a variety of reasons, we thought it important to include it in our report to our senior-most audience.”

Steele was hired to produce his material for Fusion GPS, which was paid for its anti-Trump work by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.

The email was sent on January 11, 2017, one day after BuzzFeed infamously published the dossier’s full unverified contents and CNN published the leak that the dossier was included in an official classified January 6, 2017 briefing with President-Elect Donald Trump. There have long been questions about why the unsubstantiated dossier was included in an official classified briefing.

Comey was responding to an email from Clapper that contained a draft media statement to be issued by Clapper for public release.

Eventually, Clapper didn’t listen to Comey. Instead, Clapper released his statement about Steele unchanged: “The IC has not made any judgment that the information in [the Steele election reporting] is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions” in the official January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community report, known as the ICA, assessing alleged Russian interference efforts.

In the email revealed in the IG report, Comey claimed to Clapper that “the source [Steele] is reliable.” He wrote this even though Steele was already terminated as an FBI source in the fall of 2016 because he spoke to the news media.

Comey’s email further tried to lend credibility to Steele’s alleged sources, with the ex-FBI chief writing, “We have some visibility into his source network, some of which we have determined to be sub-sources in a position to report on such things.”

Comey may have egg on his face for vouching for Steele’s alleged sources following the publication of the IG report, which relates that Comey’s own FBI found serious sourcing problems and glaring issues with the way Steele reported his claims.

The attempt to re-write Clapper’s public statement in a manner favorable to Steele marks the second occasion documented in the IG report that Comey was caught trying to promote Steele’s wild charges despite concern from U.S. intelligence agencies.

Last week, Breitbart News reported a different email inside the IG report shows Comey personally approved an FBI effort to have the wild and unsubstantiated “golden showers” claim about Trump included in material to be considered for publication in the U.S. Intelligence Community’s official report (ICA) on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The IG report relates that the CIA did not want Steele’s claims to be included at all, downgrading Steele’s charges to “internet rumor.”

Eventually Steele’s reporting was relegated to the appendix of the ICA report as part of an FBI comprise with the CIA, which didn’t want the controversial report included at all.

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James O’Keefe is back

James O’Keefe is back, with a truly chilling look at a Bernie-supporter

By Andrea Widburg
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Investigative journalist James O’Keefe sent his undercover agents to check out what’s going on with the Bernie Sanders campaign. On Tuesday, he dropped the first of what promises to be a series of videos focusing on the people working for Bernie.

The video, which is embedded below, is pretty shocking. Kyle Jurek, a Field Organizer for Bernie in Iowa, is a foul-mouthed man with a limited vocabulary. He revels in thoughts of riots, explosions, burnings, beatings, and gulags.

Jurek’s imagination doesn’t limit itself to what will happen in America if Bernie wins. Instead, he predicts the ultimate dystopia should Trump win re-election. For him, the 1968 Chicago Riots at the Democratic National Convention will serve as a small introduction to what Bernie supporters will unleash should their man lose.

It’s not just conservatives who earn Jurek’s wrath. In true Leftist fashion, he imagines a world in which Bernie’s political rivals on the same side of the Leftist aisle get their comeuppance. He’s no fan of the Clintons, for example, and makes the usual joke about the Clintons and suicides. He then adds, “We don’t gotta kill the Clintons. We’ll make them kill themselves. . . . Reign of Terror.” How very Soviet.

Jurek also hates both the same media that supports Democrats and the other Democrat candidates, with special attention to the Bloombergs and Steyers of the world.

JUREK: I’m ready to throw down now. I don’t want to wait and have to wait for f**king DNC.

UNDERCOVER JOURNALIST: Yeah, but with who, who you going to throw down with?

JUREK: The billionaire class. The f**king media, pundits. Walk into that MSNBC studios, drag those mother**ckers out by their hair and light them on fire in the streets.

Jurek is especially hostile to Elizabeth Warren, whom he sees as someone who gained unearned fame simply because she’s a woman:

[S]o, like, you’re okay with a woman if she has worse policies. Like just because she’s a woman, because she has a vagina, that’s why you’re going to vote for her.

Amusingly, Jurek, while apparently loving the idea of Bernie in power, doesn’t have that much respect for Bernie himself. When it comes to Bernie’s past fondness for Warren (a fondness that ended this week when the two started slinging mud at each other), Jurek understands the problem: “Bernie’s a bad judge of character….” There’s a ready-to-win bumper sticker for you.

O’Keefe promises that he’ll soon drop another video, even more disturbing than this one. Apparently, though, it will again focus solely on Jurek. And that’s where we need to make an important point.

Jurek is just one man, and he seems to be a very disturbed, violent, angry man. Unless the Bernie campaign has affirmatively known about his views and done nothing, it’s not Bernie’s fault that a scary person has attached himself to Bernie’s candidacy. In a two-party system, the crazy people have to go somewhere.

However, subject to that caveat, there are still two things to consider: First, O’Keefe, who has the Andrew Breitbart tactic of trickling out increasingly more damaging videos, may have a lot more up his sleeve than one disturbed man.

Second, Jurek’s rhetoric, while not in line with anything Bernie has said, is completely consistent with the ideology Bernie espouses. When National Socialists, Italian Fascists, Soviet Russians, Castroite Communists, or all other Leftists groups, seek or hold power, their members do what Jurek dreams of doing: They end free speech, they beat people on the streets, and they send their opponents to the gulag or the gas chamber. You could say that Jurek is the Id of Bernie’s belief system.

Again, that’s not saying Bernie has espoused violence, for he has not. It’s just an observation about the history of the ideology Bernie holds so dear.

In that regard, do not forget that Bernie has lived through some of socialism’s worst convulsions — World War II and the Holocaust, Soviet gulags, North Korean concentration camps, Castro’s slaughters and prisons, and the millions dead in Africa and South America — and he has never wavered, not one bit, in his support for socialism.

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Anatomy of a Clinton Scam

Anatomy of a Clinton Scam

By Charles Ortel
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“The bigger the lie, the more likely the buy-in” — that must be the theory underlying a plan relentlessly executed by Bill and Hillary Clinton to suck money from the public in support of a supposed “charity” currently known as “Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.”

Unlike the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that was originally funded primarily by the Gates family, the Clinton Foundation was meant to take money from the general public, and from governments.

So, affairs of the Clinton Foundation were never supposed to be directed by the Clinton family. But public records apparently prove that strict rules governing the conduct of public charities are not applied when it comes to long-time “public servants” such as the Clintons.

Incorporated but not Organized

Incorporated on Oct. 23, 1997, just as word started to leak of Bill Clinton’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky and while doubts crested concerning foreign funding for the Clinton legal defense effort, the main Clinton charity was originally named “The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation” in papers filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State by three lawyers.

However, to qualify for federal tax-exemption, a charity must be formally organized not simply by lawyers but by, at least three truly independent directors, who needed to adopt articles of incorporation and bylaws in a formal organizational meeting before the entity conducted official operations. Bylaws for this entity may not have been formally adopted by initial directors (referred to as “Trustees”) until Dec. 23, 1997 as you can see for yourself by reviewing these materials available through the main Clinton Foundation website.

A reasonable question to ask is: what did “The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation” do, if anything, prior to adopting bylaws, and how did they accomplish these actions before becoming formally ”organized “?

“Formless aggregations of individuals” are not “organizations”

Well before Dec. 23, 1997, Clinton allies laid groundwork required to erect the Clinton Foundation in a portion of Little Rock that had long been run-down, depressing local property values.

However, the IRS explains that only “organizations” are eligible for exemption from taxes, not “formless aggregations of individuals”:

“An individual, partnership, or formless aggregation of individuals, however, cannot qualify for exemption under IRC 501(c)(3). If it is determined that no organization exists, the applicant will be advised that no ruling or determination letter can be issued [emphasis added].”

Newspaper accounts, court records and other publicly available information show that early efforts on behalf of the “Clinton Foundation” were not conducted in corporate form, but instead loosely and informally, chiefly  by Clinton political supporters.

For example, on Nov. 7, 1997, City of Little Rock public meeting notes state: …

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Mike Bloomberg’s vendetta against Trump

Mike Bloomberg’s vendetta against Trump continues, but does anybody care?

By Andrea Widburg
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Mike Bloomberg, the ninth richest person in America and 14th richest person in the world, is on a crusade to use the Democrat Party to rid America of Donald Trump.  The problem is that the Democrat Party doesn’t seem to care much for him.

Before becoming New York mayor, Bloomberg was a Democrat.  Then he ran for mayor after the hugely successful Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, decided to step down.  To appeal to the same demographic that was grateful for Giuliani’s managerial skills, Bloomberg launched his mayoral bid as a Republican.  Six years later, he announced that he was an independent.  Now he’s a Democrat again.  When it comes to Bloomberg, it’s not about principles; it’s about pandering.

Bloomberg continued Giuliani’s precedent of fiscal sanity when running one of the world’s largest cities.  His otherwise mostly Leftist policies sat well with New Yorkers, although they were less thrilled with his authoritarian side.  They went along with his banning trans fats from restaurants but rebelled when he tried to ban the sale of big sodas.

Despite his temporary hiatus as both a Republican and an independent, Bloomberg is, in fact, a hardcore Leftist.  Since leaving the mayor’s office, his most important crusade has been to fight the Second Amendment.  Most recently, his “Everytown for Gun Safety” PAC got involved in the 2019 Virginia elections.

Everytown’s $2.5-million investment in Virginia, compared to the NRA’s $300,000 investment, paid off.  Virginia went completely blue and instantly embarked on a gun-grabbing campaign that made even California look like a slacker state.  The result, interestingly, has been to see an extraordinary level of pro–Second Amendment activism in Virginia, as ordinary Americans realized that a Leftist New Yorker had successfully bought and perverted their rights.

Other than his fiscal conservatism, Bloomberg is pure Leftist: he supports unlimited abortion, stem cell research, centralized control over education, using taxpayer funds to fight climate change, amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders, abortifacients without parental permission for teenagers, controlling religious circumcision, and cheering on China’s regime.  He also recently apologized for supporting stop-and-frisk, which he had once seen as a remarkably effective way to keep down crime.

In addition to sharing the Democrat Party’s political ideology, Bloomberg also shares its visceral antipathy for Trump.  In a recent Reuters interview, Bloomberg said the primary point of his campaign is to remove Trump from office:

“Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I’m spending all my money to get rid of Trump,” Bloomberg told Reuters aboard his campaign bus on Saturday, during a nearly 300-mile (483-km) drive across Texas, one of the 14 states that will vote on Super Tuesday on March 3.

“Do you want me to spend more or less? End of story.”

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“One of the reasons I’m reasonably confident I could beat Trump is I would be acceptable to the moderate Republicans you have to have,” said Bloomberg, a former Republican who made his fortune selling financial information to Wall Street firms.

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

Bloomberg’s only problem, given that he has Leftist bona fides and big bucks, is that people aren’t showing up for him.  At an event in blue Colorado, he spoke to a crowd of only 38 people.  He was no more successful in Texas:

Just 45 people showed up to Bloomberg’s latest rally with TV star Judge Judy Sheindlin in Texas on Saturday, according to the New York Post.

Perhaps worried about those low attendance numbers, the Bloomberg campaign contacted the Washington Examiner, the source of the above quote, to say that there were actually 130 people at the event.  While that might be fine for early 2019, it’s not so good for 2020.

Bloomberg’s lack of charisma may not matter in the end.  As Bill Schanefelt wrote in a recent American Thinker article, it looks as if Bloomberg is banking on the fact that none of the leading Democrat candidates can break from the pack, which will lead to a brokered convention.  Having invested in a spectacular on-the-ground effort across America, Bloomberg believes he’ll have enough superdelegates to game the Democrat Party system.

It remains to be seen whether the “party of woke,” which hates rich white people but still has an all-white primary slate composed almost entirely of millionaires and billionaires, will allow the world’s 14th richest person, a white guy, to buy the White House, even if that does mean beating Donald Trump.

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Useful Idiots on the Right

Useful Idiots on the Right: The Never Trumpers

By Richard Moss
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One could perhaps have excused them their earlier indiscretions of November 2016.  He was, after all, an unknown quantity, an outsider of questionable conservative pedigree.  Indeed, Donald Trump had been a fairly typical New York liberal Democrat for much of his life.  And he had led a less than stellar moral life.  And so the pile-on at the time by National Review and others could perhaps have been forgiven, although not really, when one considered the alternative.  As I had written at the time:

Do we not grow weary of the sanctimonious ones?  The Never Trumpers that endlessly hector and scold, and hold themselves up as paragons of moral virtue? They display their good taste by showing contempt for Trump and his supporters.  Some of them claim they will vote down ballot, skipping the Presidential slot, or vote for Evan what’s his name (McMullin).  Some will write in a candidate or go Libertarian, neither of who will have any chance of winning.  Other pious Republicans will even cast their vote for Hillary.

But how much more compelling is the argument today, three years later, in light of the horrendous behavior of the Left, their naked will-to-power and demonic “rule or ruin” ethos?  And what of Trump, his incredible and unexpected victory in 2016, and then his very favorable performance as president and conservative standard-bearer?  What accounts for the odd and self-immolating behavior of the Never Trump crowd, most if not all of them former card-carrying members of the right? 

Never Trumpers go under many labels including Globalists, neo-Cons, “moderate” Republicans, RINOs, Democrat-lites, and the “GOP establishment.”  Some of its better-known members include William Kristol, Mona Charen, the Koch brothers, John Podhoretz, Jeff Flake, Steve Schmidt, the Bushes, George Will, Bret Stephens, Mitt Romney, John Kasich, Gabriel Schoenfeld, Rick Wilson, David French, Max Boot, and others.

Many Never Trumpers, furthermore, are of Jewish persuasion, as I am, and supporters of Israel, as I also am.  One would have thought that actions taken by the president, our modern day Cyrus and defender of the Jews, would have persuaded them.

Perhaps, it is that many of them, along with liberal associates, are part of what Angelo Codevilla describes as the “ruling class.”  These are individuals in higher-level positions in government, academia, the media, think tanks, non-government organizations (NGOs), unions, non-profits, corporations, and the courts.  They compose an extra-constitutional elite system, operating outside of the usual democratic mechanisms, that, in effect, run the country.

The ruling class believe themselves of superior cultural, moral and intellectual temperament; they view with disdain the unwashed living in the vast swaths between the coasts over whom they feel entitled to rule. Although superficially embracing democracy, they prefer government by experts, or, as it may occur, judges, but reject the elected branches unless, of course, they deliver the proper outcome.  They are, in other words, “progressives.”

They place great faith in the “New World Order,” “globalism,” and “world government.”  International bodies such as the European Union, the United Nations, and NATO are highly favored and critical to their vision of the world.  They abhor primitive “tribal” notions of nationhood such as love of country, its culture and heritage, and national sovereignty.  Appalled by “Brexit” and efforts by Trump to “build a wall,” they embrace open immigration and amnesty while spurning borders.  Some advocate policies that can loosely be described as “invade the world, invite the world.”  Some support “criminal justice reform,” single-payer healthcare, and the Paris Climate Accord and maintain that Europe is better than America.  Many are not particularly fond of religion or biblical values, in particular, Christianity.  Many are socially “liberal” or “libertarian” even when fiscally conservative.  The Second Amendment repulses them.

It is a single class that includes Democrats and Republicans but not exactly.  The Democrats are the ranking members and Republicans are subordinate. Democrats enjoy prestige and power; their media organs are dominant; they have cultural gravitas.  Republicans do not.  They seek acceptance and recognition, but know that they serve at the pleasure of liberal superiors.

Republican ruling class members seek to preserve their lucrative media presence, affirmative pats on the head from leftist betters, and, of course, dinner invitations from liberal friends.  They do this by promoting certain foundational policies beloved by the left (particularly on immigration).  In this particular era, however, they have found a far better meal ticket to ensure continued membership in this exclusive club: denouncing Trump and everything he stands for including those who voted for him.  Republican country clubbers recognize that Trump is, in effect, a giant middle finger from the “deplorables” to them and their liberal cocktail lounge comrades.  Indeed, it is the failure of Republicans to enact policies that they fund raise and campaign on every election cycle (defending our borders, ending Obamacare, law and order) only to abandon them once ensconced in power that drove voters to the outsider, anti-establishment Trump in the first place.  It is from the ranks of the second tier of the “ruling class,” of the cowering, pseudo-right aristocracy, that many if not most Never Trumpers arise.

 The so-called conservative, Holier than thou Never Trump crowd cannot abide supporting Trump, or even keep from insulting him and his many followers in the most vicious ways.  They must then recognize that they are complicit in a possible Hillary presidency that will bring the nation to its knees.  Although an imperfect candidate, Trump is the only one that can prevent a likely 16-year Obama-Clinton continuum that will alter the nation irreversibly.  The moral and principled choice is to stop Clinton by embracing Trump.  By failing to do so, Republican Never Trumpers betray the nation and the conservative cause they claim to be a part of, and place themselves alongside the vile Left who actively seek to destroy the country.

We have long been burdened by what Lenin described as “useful idiots,” referring to leftist intellectuals in the West sympathetic to Marxist socialism despite its abysmal failures and atrocities.  Now we have our “useful idiots” on the pseudo-right in the form of the Never Trumpers.  These pearl-clutchers and malcontents, closet socialists and soft-progressives, are every bit as despicable as the leftist followers they once decried.  They cover themselves in shame.

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