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|Netnuts Exposed as Anti-Semites: Ex-CNN Talking Head Says News Networks are 'Zionist Organizations'|
|[Jewish Insider] PHILADELPHIA ‐ Former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill claimed that news outlets like NBC and ABC were "Zionist organizations" that produced "Zionist content," during a panel on Friday at the annual Netroots Nation summit held by progressive activists in Philadelphia. Graphic - Nazi Propaganda Poster I think that this poster is a propaganda showing a "typical Jew" that has a lot of money, and takes care of all the money, (he is wearing banker clothes, and most Jews were identified to take care of the money, making them look rich).Then you can see that the light is the "German" hand is point to the Jew, saying in a way that something is the Jew's fault.|
The summit describes itself as "the largest annual conference for progressives" and has long been a stop for Democratic presidential hopefuls, including this year.
Hill’s comments came less than a year after he lost his CNN perch after calling for a "free Palestine from the river to the sea," during an appearance at the U.N. The statement was interpreted by many as a call for the elimination of Israel, something Hill denied.
He made his comments during a panel on "embedding Palestinian rights in the 2020 agenda," which also featured statements that Israel was engaged in a "white supremacist" project.
In response to a question from the audience, Hill described the choices faced by young journalists when they tell stories about Palestinians.
"tell stories" is a large part of your credibility problems, Journolists
"They’re like, I want to work for Fox, or I want to work for ABC or NBC or whoever. I want to tell these stories," he said. "You have to make choices about where you want to work. And if you work for a Zionist organization, you’re going to get Zionist content. And no matter how vigorous you are in the newsroom, there are going to be two, three, four, 17, or maybe one powerful person ‐ not going to suggest a conspiracy ‐ all news outlets have a point of a view. And if your point of view competes with the point of view of the institution, you’re going to have challenges."
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|Are Women of Color Above Reproach?|
|[PJ] In the wake of President Trump’s controversial tweets about congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayana Pressley, most of the criticism has been that Trump’s comments were racist, sexist, etc., etc. Because it's far easier to launch canned accusations than to address the substance of what he said. Nevertheless, the media predictably latched on to that narrative, and a quick review of related stories almost universally refer to Trump's "racist tweets" because obviously, attacking these four congresswomen couldn't be motivated by anything but racism and/or sexism, right? According to the media and the Democrats, there is no other explanation they want us to believe.|
Did I miss the memo that minority women are now above reproach? Are we really supposed to accept the notion that AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Pressley have done nothing to deserve criticism? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses America of running concentration camps, and lies about conditions at migrant detention centers for political points. Ayanna Pressley, while speaking at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference on Sunday, said that Democrats don't need "any more black faces that don't want to be a black voice." Ilhan Omar has made repeated anti-Semitic remarks, including the accusation that "Jewish money controls Congress," and on Monday refused to condemn al-Qaeda. Back in May, Rasida Tlaib bizarrely stated: "There’s always kind of a calming feeling [...] when I think of the Holocaust." These people may have been elected by their districts but they are an embarrassment to the U.S. Congress.
These women are not part of the mainstream of America. They believe America is evil, they are racialists and anti-Semites. Let’s stop pretending they are garden-variety freshman members of Congress. Irrespective of their race and sex, they’re dangerous women who have been propped up by the media as de facto leaders of the Democratic Party. The power they have can’t be overstated. Criticism from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez forced Joe Biden to flip-flop on a number of issues. Yet any time they are criticized, the knee-jerk response to hurl accusations of racism and sexism at the one criticizing them. Recently, we’ve seen this happen internally in the Democratic Party, when AOC accused Nancy Pelosi of racism, with similar accusations being leveled against Joe Biden from Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris. It’s the default attack setting of contemporary Democrats, even against their own.
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|Texas Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump|
|[PJMEDIA] The latest move from the Democrats' secret campaign to help reelect Trump came Tuesday evening, first with the absurd vote to condemn President Trump for "racist" comments made against anti-Semitic and anti-American congressmwomen. But, for Texas congressman Al Green, that wasn't enough. Green has been aggressively pushing for impeachment; on Monday he promised during a Facebook Live press conference to force an impeachment vote.|
"I'm here to indicate to the world that to tolerate bigotry is to perpetuate bigotry, especially when you can do something about it [...] I'm a member of the House of Representatives, and I as a member can do something about it," Green said. "Each member of the House of Representatives can bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the House of Representatives. I'm here today to tell you, again, to bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the House of Representatives. I will do so by the end of this month."
Well, apparently he was more anxious to move on with it because he didn't wait for the end of the month. He made his third attempt at forcing a vote on impeachment the following evening after the House passed the resolution condemning Trump.
Texas Rep. Al Green has introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, potentially forcing a vote this week on whether to remove the president from office.
Like his previous attempts, Rep. Green's latest push for impeachment is likely to go nowhere. Polls have shown that a majority of voters oppose impeachment, and the Democrat establishment are certainly aware that impeaching Trump would backfire on them.
I see the "I am relevant and this temper tantrum I'm throwing shows that you need to pay attention to MEEEEEE!" train of thought is still alive and well.
Congratulations on keeping up the Re-Elect Trump train going!
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|Pete Buttigieg has raised more money from NYC residents than de Blasio got nationwide|
|[NYPOST] He’s New York’s favorite mayor ‐ and he works about 700 miles away!|
The Big Apple showered Democratic presidential candidate ‐ the mayor of tiny South Bend, Indiana ‐ with $2.35 million in donations during the past three months, Buttigieg’s campaign revealed Tuesday.
The haul is more than twice the $1.1 million that Mayor raised in total ‐ nationwide ‐ since launching his own White House bid in May.
Buttigieg also humiliated de Blasio in his own back yard by collecting contributions from 14,000 city residents, more than twice de Blasio’s total 6,700 donors.
"Pete has an important message that is resonating with people in New York and all over the country, and that’s one about generational change and not just winning an election but winning an era," Buttigieg Chris Meagher said.
Buttigieg’s local supporters include such quintessential Gothamites as longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour, media tycoon Barry Diller and financier Bill Ackman, who each made maximum contributions of $2,800, with Ackman doubling down for both the primary and general elections.
Other boldface names who used their city addresses to back Buttigieg include Michael Douglas, , Jesse Eisenberg and Jane Lynch.
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|Woke assimilation: Teaching our politicians to hate America|
|[NYPOST] Beto O’ ‐ the losing Texas candidate for the US Senate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate ‐ had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole.|
The former congressman told a roundtable of refugees and im in Nashville last week: "This country was founded on white supremacy. And every single structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression."
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|Biden, 'If you like your health care plan … you can keep it'|
|[FoxNews] "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."|
That familiar pledge, made repeatedly over several years by former President Barack Obama, was named the 2013 "Lie of the Year" by fact-checking website Politifact, as millions of individuals lost their private insurance -- and had to switch to costlier options -- due to changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
On Monday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled his own health care plan, and issued a similar-sounding promise while speaking at a presidential forum sponsored by AARP in Des Moines, Iowa.
"I give people the option," Biden said, after dismissing his opponents' "Medicare-for-all" proposals, which would eliminate private health insurance entirely. "If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it."
Biden added: "You get full coverage, and you can stay with your plan if you like it. You can stay with your employer-based plan, or you can move on. I think it's the quickest, most reasonable, rational and best way to get to universal coverage."
Biden has said his proposal would add a "public option," or government insurance plan, to existing exchanges that sell private insurance.
The "Medicare-like" plan that would be available to anyone ‐ including the 150 million-plus Americans now covered by job-based insurance, a group now ineligible for exchange-based policies.
|Trump officially taps Esper for defense chief ahead of hearings|
|[IsraelTimes] Expected confirmation would end seven months without Pentagon chief after Mattis resignation; Navy leader Richard Spencer takes over as acting defense chief.|
US President on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon.
The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on Monday afternoon, Esper was required to step out of his role as acting defense secretary ‐ a job he has held since June ‐ until he is confirmed as the permanent secretary. He reverted to his previous position of Army secretary.
Filling in for Esper pending his confirmation is Richard Spencer, who has been the civilian leader of the Navy since August 2017.
Spencer’s tenure as acting secretary is expected to be brief. Esper will have his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday and could be confirmed as early as Thursday. Spencer would then return to the Navy.
Spencer, a native of Connecticut, joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Rollins College in 1976. He served in the Marines until 1981 as an H-46 helicopter pilot, according to his official Navy biography.
He is a former Wall Street investment banker. For 10 years prior to becoming Navy secretary he was managing director of Fall Creek Management, a private investment firm.
Esper took over as acting defense secretary in June when Patrick Shanahan abruptly quit after having served as acting secretary since Mattis departed. Thus Spencer, filling in for Esper as of Monday, is the third acting defense secretary this year.
Prior to the Trump administration, only twice before has the Defense Department been led by an acting secretary ‐ most recently in 1989 ‐ and never has it had more than one in a single year.
If Esper is confirmed by the Senate this week, Norquist is expected to be nominated by Trump next week to be permanent deputy secretary.
Esper, who has been the civilian leader of the Army since November 2017, has a wide range of experience with defense issues, including years on Capitol Hill. More recently he was a lobbyist for Raytheon Co., which does a lot of business with the Pentagon.
Esper’s former work with Raytheon is likely to come up at his Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. Sen. , a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and a member of the committee, has raised questions about Esper’s lobbying background.
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|Dems Change Mind On Border Wall After Realizing It Will Keep People From Leaving When We Switch To Socialism|
|[Babylon Bee] U.S.‐The nation's Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they are reversing course on Trump's proposed border wall, since "it will keep people in once we switch to socialism."|
"We thought the border wall was a bad, racist idea," said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "But then this light bulb turned on over my head. It was actually just a light bulb though, not an actual idea, which was disappointing. But that got me thinking about trying to have an idea. And I got an idea: when we switch to socialism, everyone's gonna try to run away. But what if there's a big, solid object along the border? Then they can't run away. I mean, they could try to climb, but we could shoot them."
Senator Bernie Sanders said in his experience, walls are "absolutely necessary" to keep a socialist country's citizens from fleeing. "The Soviets had it right: big wall in Berlin, the symbolic Iron Curtain, shooting people who try to flee. It's all necessary to a healthy socialist state." Besides, Sanders added, politicians like him would be exempt from the "no running away" rule and he could fly out any time he wanted on a government plane.
Dems suggested maybe the border wall could use some upgrades such as landmines on the U.S. side, outposts with guards armed with AK-47s, and attack dogs. It will also need to be extended to surround the entire country and "maybe also a big dome around the top."
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|Beto O'Rourke reveals that both he AND his wife Amy are descendants of slave owners|
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|Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: I've 'experienced enormous amounts of white privilege'|
During the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia over the weekend, the New York senator told a story about a poor, white mother she recently met in Youngstown, Ohio, who couldn’t understand the concept of "white privilege."
"This conversation about white privilege is so important because what she doesn’t see is that as her son grows older, as my sons grow older, there’s going to be moments in his life that his whiteness protects him," she said, according to a video posted by the Washington Examiner.
"His whiteness changes how he’s treated. When he walks down a street in a hoodie with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, he won’t be shot," she continued, choking back tears. "When her son’s car breaks down and he needs help and walks to someone’s home and knocks on the door, he’s not going to be shot. When her son applies for a job, he’s not going to be discriminated against because of the color of his skin.
He obviously lives nowhere near Atlanta.
"Now as a white woman, who has certainly experienced enormous amounts of white privilege, I travel with a staff member who is black, and I see how she’s being treated differently when we walk into a hotel. I’ve seen it, and it infuriates me," Ms. Gillibrand said, her voice shaking. "So if I don’t understand that it is my responsibility to lift up her voice, to lift up the voices of black and brown Americans every day, then I’m not doing my job as a U.S. senator and I’m not doing my job as a presidential candidate. And that is my responsibility."
|Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American|
|[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] President is requiring products "Made in America" to be made using more American components if they are to be used by the government.|
Trump says American-made products used for government projects currently can contain 50 percent foreign components and still be considered American. He signed an executive order Monday boosting the percentage of American components to 75 percent.
The president signed the order during an annual White House "Made in America" showcase.
Manufacturers from all 50 states were represented.
Trump says the administration is "heeding the wisdom" of the nation’s founders by "restoring our economic independence and reawakening our industrial might."
Trump also discussed steps the administration is taking to boost the US manufacturing industry. The trade deficit last year widened to a decade-long high of $621 billion.
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|[Spectator] Nancy Pelosi is obviously having difficulty controlling the increasingly acrimonious infighting between factions of the House Democratic caucus. Most observers assume that the primary cause of this discord is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the cadre of far-left first-termers collectively known as "the Squad." |
But its actual source is Saikat Chakrabarti, the prime mover behind a Tennessee-based PAC called the "Justice Democrats," whose support was largely responsible for getting Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jayapal elected last November. Chakrabarti has now set up shop in the House, ostensibly as AOC's chief of staff.
Chakrabarti's previous HQ was a Knoxville address out of which the Justice Democrats and another PAC operated side by side with a dozen congressional campaign committees. This arrangement flouted a variety of campaign finance laws and prompted several Federal Election Commission complaints, including one alleging that Chakrabarti set up a $1 million slush fund. ...
Predictably, this presumptuous tweet drew a number of angry responses from various Democrats who had voted for the measure, whereupon Chakrabarti once again betook himself to Twitter and proceeded to accuse his critics of racism:
Instead of "fiscally conservative but socially liberal," let's call the New Democrats and Blue Dog Caucus the "New Southern Democrats." They certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.
Chakrabarti later deleted that tweet, but not before it had clearly signaled who actually calls the shots in AOC's office. There isn't the slightest possibility that a 33-year-old staffer in the office of a first-term U.S. congresswoman would even consider publicly criticizing the Democratic colleagues of his putative boss ‐ much less the leadership of her caucus ‐ if he feared any serious consequences. Can you imagine what would happen to a staffer in GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw's office who had posted a tweet insulting the freshman congressman's Republican colleagues? The staffer would be lucky to escape with his life, much less his job. The best he could hope for would be the cardboard box treatment.
But that's not what happened to Chakrabarti. He not only remained on the job, but he was also encouraged by AOC in a series of typically incoherent tweets. A week after the above-quoted tweets Chakrabarti took to Twitter yet again and openly admonished Nancy Pelosi ‐ who was first elected to Congress when he was still in diapers and also happens to be the Speaker of the House ‐ for her eminently sensible reluctance to pursue a politically suicidal impeachment inquiry into President Trump's fictitious crimes. In another tweet posted the same day, he ridicules Pelosi's legislative acumen and compares her supposed deficiencies to the "strategic smarts" of the weird sisters of the Squad:
All these articles want to claim what a legislative mastermind Pelosi is, but I'm seeing way more strategic smarts from freshman members like @AOC, @IlhanMN, @RashidaTlai and @AyannaPressley. Pelosi is just mad that she got outmaneuvered (again) by Republicans.
Chakrabarti doesn't see himself as a mere staffer in some congresswoman's office. He sees AOC as someone who provides him with a headquarters from which he can "fundamentally change" the Democratic Party. As the magazine's profile phrases it, "Saikat Chakrabarti isn't just running her office. He's guiding a movement."
What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez think about all this? It isn't her job to think. That's Chakrabarti's function. Her job is to provide him with a platform to carry out his grandiose political schemes.
Whenever you hear AOC say something outrageous, remember that Saikat Chakrabarti is behind the curtain, furiously pushing buttons, spinning dials, and pumping the smoke machine.