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Now that the federal officers have left Portland’s federal courthouse, the rioters are leaving the courthouse alone. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the rioters/anarchists have switched to a different venue.

According to this DHS readout, “Activity in the vicinity of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse once again remained peaceful, in sharp contrast to the violent nightly siege of previous weeks. Thursday evening marked a fifth consecutive night with zero attacks directed at federal officers or federal property.” That’s the good news. The bad news is that “Portland’s rioters have not stopped and are instead focusing their attacks on local law enforcement officers and buildings elsewhere in the city. In doing so, violent anarchists have employed many of the same violent tactics previously used in the federal courthouse siege. Thursday night, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) reported that it had declared yet another unlawful and riotous assembly, the fourth in four consecutive nights, as rioters attacked state and local officers and the East Precinct building. Unlike the courthouse siege, however, the nightly violence against PPB officers and property has drawn the condemnation of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who said in a press conference that the activity ‘is not peaceful protests.'”

This is the nastiest part of the anarchist-related news:

Miles away from the courthouse, PPB reported that it declared an unlawful assembly just before 10 p.m. local time, after rioters vandalized the East Precinct building and attacked security cameras. The report also added, that after the declaration, rioters set a garbage can on fire and pushed it up against the building. As PPB and OSP officers worked to disperse the crowd, they were attacked with hard projectiles such as glass bottles and heavy rocks.

PPB reported that the group returned to the precinct building multiple times after being repeatedly dispersed, during which time officers were assaulted with hard projectiles and commercial grade fireworks. PPB also reported that an officer was severely wounded by a thrown rock. The majority of the crowd had departed the area by 2:30 a.m. local time, according to PPB.

This is one of those times when a lengthy prison sentence is essential. Since this wasn’t perpetrated on federal property or against federal agents, this needs to be adjudicated at the local level. The good thing about that is that these criminals aren’t subject to a presidential pardon.

Mayor Wheeler could’ve prevented this had he taken a hardline stance against the rioters. While it wouldn’t change their hearts and minds in terms of believing in the need to eliminate the police, it would’ve put them in prison where they can’t attack people on the street. This is what DHS has put up with:

Most of these rioters were supported by Mayor Wheeler — until they turned on him. Shortly thereafter, Wheeler turned on Antifa. Still, Wheeler isn’t that effective:

Antifa is perfectly willing to threaten or intimidate virtually anyone, including Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security. This article tells the story of ‘protesters’ showing up at Secretary Wolf’s home:

Protesters marched to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday to demand an end to the deployment of federal officers in response to unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Demonstrators began to gather at an intersection near Wolf’s home in Alexandria on Sunday morning at around 10:15 a.m.

That’s roughly the time Secretary Wolf started his interview with Maria Bartiromo. Anyone thinking that that’s a coincidence is kidding themselves.

Marching under the “Shut Down D.C.” banner, they then made their way to the DHS chief’s home where activists were pictured gathering outside with signs that read “Resist Trump’s Troops” and “No more teargas, no more tearing families apart.”

“We know there are no career consequences for these men and women. We know there are no financial consequences for these men and women. We know there are no legal consequences for these men and women. We must make social consequences for these men and women,” one protester could be heard saying in video posted to Twitter by journalist Julio Rosas.

There aren’t any consequences for protecting law-abiding citizens. That’s what DHS officers have done thus far. PS- There shouldn’t be consequences for protecting law-abiding citizens. There should only be consequences for law-breaking citizens.

In recent days, Wolf has faced growing scrutiny over his role in overseeing the deployment of federal law enforcement to Portland, where officers have clashed with demonstrators for weeks.

It isn’t enough to highlight the fact that Portland doesn’t have a protest problem. Portland has a rioting problem even though CNN’s Brian Stelter insists that it’s a “gross exaggeration. It just is.”

Oh really, Mr. Stelter?

An official with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service said several officers sustained serious eye injuries after protesters pointed lasers in their eyes. According to FOX 13, Deputy Director of Operations Richard Cline said officers were putting out fires set by protesters when they were accosted with lasers.

“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers, which can cause permanent blindness, were shined in their eyes,” Cline told FOX 13. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.” The FPS has since purchased anti-laser glasses officers are now wearing, according to FOX 13.

DHS’s FPS division showed up to put out fires. Those fires have been confirmed by videos from the ground. If Humpty Dumpty wants to dispute the authenticity of the video, have at it.

Further, the fires confirm that the violence is real. There’s a portion of the night that’s used by protesters. Unfortunately for the Democrats’ storyline, those protesters support what the rioters are doing. The faux protesters are used to tie up officers while the rioters sneak in supplies for the riot during the dark of night.

The Democrat-controlled cesspool of Seattle still hasn’t notified Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. of his son’s death. In a riveting 36-minute interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Anderson poured his heart out to Sean Hannity. Anarchists blocked police officers and first responders from reaching the younger Anderson inside the CHOP. This article appears to confirm the story.

According to the Washington Post article, “As those celebrations continued after dark and mixed with general Friday-night revelry and end-of-school-year celebrations, a volatile mixture of fireworks, alcohol and firearms triggered violence. Early Saturday morning, two men suffered gunshot wounds. A 19-year-old died and the other, age unknown, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg confirmed to The Washington Post.”

During his interview, Anderson Sr. opened up to Hannity because Hannity reached out to him in a father-to-father conversation:

Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., the father of a 19-year-old black man who was shot and killed last month inside Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) publicly pleaded for answers on “Hannity” Wednesday night, saying police and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan had failed to reach out to him since his son’s death. At that point, Hannity stopped the conversation, stunned with what he was hearing.

Anderson Sr. broke down in tears as he recalled learning of his son’s death. “The only way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be up there and they came and told me,” he said. “They weren’t even from Seattle. Now, mind you, I haven’t heard — the police department, they never came …

This is the video of the interview:

About 8:18 into the interview, Anderson Sr. told Hannity “they wouldn’t even let me see my son that night. It took me a whole week before I could see my son.” That prompted Hannity to react, saying “Whoa, whoa, whoa. You weren’t allowed to see your son for a week?” Towards the end of the interview, Hannity said “We can do better than this. Some people would turn this into a gun debate. No. Just every city needs to create a zone. We’ll call it a ‘safe and secure zone’ so that every child could have a childhood and have coaching…”

Hannity is right when he said that this isn’t about politics. He’s right because it’s about government protecting the American family. In this segment, Hannity nails it, saying that this isn’t about politics, that “you can’t pursue happiness, you can’t pursue a more perfect union, if you’re not safe”:

Whether it’s Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis, these cities must do a better job of protecting their citizens. Reimagining policing or whatever the catchy phrase of the day is is garbage. We know what works because Rudy Giuliani gave us the blueprint. Executing Mr. Giuliani’s blueprint guarantees successful outcomes. Period.

Set aside the goofiness of white privilege and systemic racism. There is racism. It just isn’t systemic. Systemic racism is a term used to indict entire cities. Broad brushes smear innocent people. No thank you.

Seattle needs to contact Mr. Anderson. Then they need to apologize for not fulfilling its responsibilities.

Despite the Democrats’ best efforts to deny reports that Seattle has quickly turned into a violence-riddled city, that’s what’s happening in Seattle. It’s clear because I’m quoting a statement issued by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Stephanie Formas, Mayor Durkan’s chief of staff, read from the statement, saying “After events Sunday night, it was clear that the situation needed to be significantly defused and de-escalated. The cycle of conflict between demonstrators and officers was harmful to residents, demonstrators, businesses, officers, our city, and the opportunity to make real progress with the community. On Monday, Mayor Durkan concluded the situation could only be deescalated between officers and demonstrators by removing the barriers. After long consultations with Chief Best and SPD, on how to do so in a safe manner, the Mayor directed free access to Pine Street for peaceful demonstrations Monday evening.”

The definition of de-escalate is “to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc.” If everything is calm in Seattle, then there isn’t a need for de-escalation. This is proof that Durkan is applying partisan spin to a difficult, if not dangerous, public safety situation.

Durkan and Gov. Inslee, both exceptionally progressive Democrats, have let the anarchists ruin one of the most beautiful cities in the Western Hemisphere. There’s a reason why Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City. It isn’t surprising that the progressives essentially surrendered Seattle to the mob rule of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. This is Chief Best’s statement to the Seattle Police Department, aka SPD:

In her statement, Chief Best stated “We have heard reports that there are armed people ‘patrolling’ the streets near 12th and Pine. Of course, this is very concerning, especially because we don’t know who these people are. We’ve also received reports that these armed people may be demanding payment from business owners in exchange for some of that protection.”

Durkan’s statement talked about “peaceful demonstrations.” Armed men demanding payments from businesses are activities associated with peaceful demonstrations. They’re activities associated with the Mafia.

After these thugs are thrown out of their territory, let’s hope that they’re indicted for RICO charges and other serious federal crimes. These marauders have dramatically restricted Americans’ civil rights. When our God-given rights are restricted, then it’s time for American patriots of all political parties to end this assault on society.

Without God-given civil rights, the US is just another place on the map. That’s because God-given civil rights are what make the US exceptional. Fighting for American exceptionalism is always worth it.

It’s impossible to say that the unofficial results of this unofficial poll are surprising. They aren’t slightly surprising. In fact, they’re utterly predictable. According to the unofficial polling, “Small business owners in Minneapolis who lost everything in the riots don’t want to lose their police department, too. But nobody thinks it should be business as usual, either. That view is shared by large and small companies, according to an informal survey conducted by the Star Tribune, which asked dozens of business owners if they support the recent pledge by a City Council majority to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department in response to public furor over the death of George Floyd.”

The other way to ask that question would be to ask whether these entrepreneurs would open businesses that ‘featured’ police-free zones. It isn’t surprising that the entrepreneurs replied this way:

“What I feel in my heart, and what millions of people feel, is that there is a young girl without a dad who should still be on the planet,” said restaurant owner Charles Stotts, whose Town Talk Diner & Gastropub was destroyed in the riots. “There needs to be a fix to this, whatever that fix is.”

Jonathan Weinhagen, president & CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, said the group’s members believe the city must reach out to “communities of color” and deliver “significant reform” to the department. After years of complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights recently launched an investigation of the police department to determine if its officers have engaged in discriminatory practices toward people of color.

“We stand with Chief [Medaria] Arradondo and his efforts to hold officers accountable and dramatically overhaul policing in Minneapolis,” Weinhagen said in a statement. “Businesses are concerned about calls for abolishing or eliminating the police department. We believe it is important to maintain and improve public safety. And the necessary changes for the MPD will take consensus from the community and continual work from leaders across Minneapolis.”

This isn’t surprising because people want to feel protected. That’s people’s default position. That’s why the Minneapolis City Council’s announcement this weekend that at least 9 of the 13 city council members will support abolishing the MPD. This isn’t good news for the Council:

I was already kind of fed up with a lot of the lunatic ideas that have come out of the City Council, even before this,” said Don Blyly, who is facing $2 million in losses from the destruction of Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores on Chicago Avenue. “The police department needs to be fixed. But if they do the kind of things they are talking about now, then I will not rebuild in the city of Minneapolis.”

Investing in insanity is foolish. Rebuilding in a city that’s a police-free zone is downright stupid. Mr. Blyly doesn’t strike me as being a stupid man because stupid people aren’t often worth $2,000,000. This pain isn’t going away:

Like other business owners, Aloul was frustrated when he turned to the police for help during the riots. After looters broke into his store on Lake Street, he said he spotted several officers and asked for help. “They said we have instructions from the mayor not to interfere,” said Aloul, who lost an estimated $800,000 in tobacco products to looters. “I understand they were overwhelmed, but I think if they had fired off a couple of shots they could have scared people off.”

According to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office website, the text of the oath of office for Minnesota mayors states “I, _____________________________________________________________ do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, and that I will discharge faithfully the duties of the office of ______________________________ in the County of __________________________, the State of Minnesota, to the best of my judgment and ability.”

The first responsibility of a mayor is to protect his constituents. Instructing officers “not to interfere” with rioters, looters, many of whom were Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists, is proof that Mayor Frey didn’t faithfully discharge the duties of his office to the best of his judgment or ability. When police officers stand by while rioters throw Molotov cocktails, that isn’t discharging the duties of the mayor to the best of someone’s ability:

Ed Morrissey’s post about Nancy Pelosi’s statements on CNN’s State of the Union is, as always, spot on. Predictably, Pelosi’s statements ignore reality. She’s totally oblivious to reality with regard to the coronavirus. I wrote in this post about what House Democrats didn’t do when the virus was first taking off. Specifically, I focused on the House Homeland Security Committee’s activities.

According to their website, House Democrats held 12 hearings after President Trump’s two-way travel ban with China. Of those 12 hearings, 4 were on the subject of the coronavirus. If Ms. Pelosi wants to talk about people fiddling and people dying, she should look into the mirror.

House Democrats’ first hearing on the coronavirus was on March 4, over a month after President Trump’s China travel ban. Why didn’t House Democrats pay attention sooner? In my opinion, it’s because they were focused on impeaching President Trump. Let the record show that the Democrats’ impeachment didn’t include an article that mentioned a crime, much less a high crime, which is constitutionally required for impeachment.

All that Democrats have to offer is panic itself. Ed opened his post with this paragraph:

Say what? Isn’t this the same woman who held up the coronavirus relief package for days to get Green New Deal funding as part of the rescue? Nancy Pelosi told Jake Tapper yesterday morning that Donald Trump still isn’t taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously enough, just a few days after Pelosi spent a week back home rather than in Washington dealing with the crisis, only to fly back and derail Senate negotiations for several days in providing a response to it.

It’s impossible to take Pelosi seriously when she’s vacationing in her million-dollar San Francisco mansion for a week while bipartisan Senate working groups are putting things together. At the last minute, Pelosi flew back from vacation and nixed the entire deal, insisting that major parts of AOC’s Green New Deal be included in the emergency coronavirus relief bill. Pelosi also wanted additional protections for sanctuary cities, same-day voting registration and millions of dollars for the arts and the Kennedy Center.

Pelosi fiddled while first responders needed PPEs, ventilators and other life-saving medical equipment. What’s required is a voice of sanity. That voice belongs to Dr. Drew Pinsky. Check it out, then implement his wisdom into your life:

Last week, Nancy Pelosi got caught lying. If you’re saying to yourself ‘I didn’t see anything in the NY Times or on CNN, ask yourself when the last time was that you saw a negative headline against a Democrat legislator. Notice that I didn’t say a Democrat. The NY Times and CNN run negative headlines all the time against Democrat candidates. That’s entirely different. But I digress.

Pelosi got caught trying to put Democrat policy initiatives into the coronavirus bill. This happened while doctors and other medical personnel didn’t have enough ventilators or personal protective equipment, aka PPE. This is how Pelosi defended herself:

It wasn’t pretty. Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones laid it out perfectly. Nothing in the article above helps Pelosi, either:

“His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment … to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know,” Pelosi said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Pelosi held up the relief bill and she’s got the chutzpah to insist that President Trump’s delays, whatever they are, have killed people? She can’t be serious. Pelosi insisted on changes to election laws as part of this emergency bill. We have federal elections, not national elections. The elections are for federal positions but they’re administered by state and local governments.

President Clinton frequently said that states were the laboratories of democracy. He’s right about that. Apparently, Pelosi isn’t interested in perfecting democracies. She simply wants total control. This November, thoughtful people should throw her out of her position of prominence. Kevin McCarthy is the right fit for Speaker because he actually listens to his constituents. The last time Pelosi listened to her constituents happened when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Pelosi’s agenda isn’t America’s agenda. In 2009-10, Pelosi’s agenda included 2 things: first, passing the ACA, next, passing Cap & Trade. Democrats lost 63 seats in the House that year. This time as Speaker-in-name-only, Pelosi’s agenda has been impeachment and resistance. The odds of her holding the Speaker’s Gavel are between slim and none and slim just left town. Rather than pushing a positive agenda that the American people approve of, Pelosi has pushed one anti-Trump initiative after another.

She hasn’t done a thing to fix the health care system. She’s pushed impeachment while the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Then, she tried playing chicken with Mitch McConnell while the COVID-19 pandemic spread. After the Senate acquitted President Trump, Pelosi, AOC and the rest of the Democrats did nothing to prepare us for COVID-19. The first hearing Democrats held on the COVID-19 virus was on March 4 in the Homeland Security Committee:

That’s over a month after President Trump issued his travel ban with China. Pelosi’s Democrats have been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting us from pandemics. That’s because they’ve focused their time on frivolous impeachment hearings. PS- The House Homeland Security Committee has held 3 hearings on COVID-19. The last hearing was March 11. That’s pathetic.

While people die in New York, California, Illinois and Louisiana, Homeland Security did virtually nothing. I won’t say that the blood of the victims is on their hands. That’s clearly on China’s hands. What I’m totally confident in saying, though, is that House Democrats didn’t pay attention to COVID-19. They spent their attention on impeaching President Trump without mentioning a crime.

If that isn’t the definition of do-nothing Democrats, then it doesn’t exist.

In releasing the Democrats’ Impeachment Committee report, Adam Schiff highlighted the Democrats’ national security double standard. These Democrats are attempting to impeach President Trump for delaying aid that President Obama totally refused to send. That doesn’t make sense anywhere.

According to the Democrats’ report, President Trump abused his office by withholding lethal military aid that the Ukrainians asked for but never received from the Obama administration. The hot war in Ukraine and Crimea was in 2014. Since then, there have been periodic flare-ups but nothing like the 2014 hot war. When the hot war was fought, President Obama sent blankets and MREs to Ukraine. After President Trump found out that President Zelenskiy wasn’t corrupt like President Poroshenko, President Trump sent lots and lots of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Later, Ukraine bought more Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The Democrats’ logic is that it isn’t impeachable to ignore allies entirely but it is impeachment-worthy to help an ally, just not at the speed that Democrats prefer. Adam Schiff, not President Trump, is the Democrats’ worst nightmare. Then there’s this:

“President Trump does not appear to believe there is any such limitation on his power to use White House meetings, military aid or other official acts to procure foreign help in his re-election.”

It’s frightening to watch a chairman of a major committee act this stupid. Yesterday, for what seems like the umpteenth time, President Zelenskiy said that President Trump never tied lethal military aid to any investigations:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky insisted that he never discussed a quid pro quo with President Trump tying U.S. military aid to a request for political favors in a newly published interview. Nevertheless, he hit the Trump administration for the delay in that aid and for critical statements about his country.

Schiff is so determined to impeach President Trump that he’s willing to ignore firsthand testimony that’s exculpatory. Couple that information with the old story that Chairman Schiff once said that he’d seen “evidence that was stronger than circumstantial”:

In that interview, Schiff said “Well, look, I don’t think it was intentional on the Director’s part but all I can tell you is, reviewing the evidence that I have, I don’t think that you can conclude that at all. Far from it.” Chuck Todd then interrupted, saying “All you have is a circumstantial case.” Schiff then responded, saying “Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that and, though I can’t go into the particulars, there is more than circumstantial evidence…” It’s noteworthy that Robert Mueller’s hyperpartisan lawyers didn’t find that evidence.

Q: At what point does the American public just tune out Schiff’s partisanship and the Democrats? They’ve all heard President Zelenskiy’s exculpatory statement. There isn’t a single Democrat supposedly that’s seen this “stronger than circumstantial evidence” that then-Candidate Trump conspired with Putin’s Russia. Each of the supposed fact witnesses from Schiff’s impeachment hearings admitted during cross-examination that they didn’t hear President Trump tie lethal military aid to investigating the Bidens.

The simple fact is that we’re significantly more secure today than we were 3+ years ago. During the previous administration, aid to Ukraine consisted of MREs and blankets. During the Trump administration, aid to Ukraine consists of Javelin anti-tank missiles. During the previous administration, the president told Putin to stop hacking into our election systems after-the-fact. During this administration, DHS is proactively working with other departments and agencies to protect our election systems:

Election security is a top priority for the United States Government. Building on our successful, whole-of-government approach to securing the 2018 elections, we have increased the level of support to state and local election officials in their efforts to protect elections. The federal government is prioritizing the sharing of threat intelligence and providing support and services that improve the security of election infrastructure across the nation.

In an unprecedented level of coordination, the U.S. government is working with all 50 states and U.S. territories, local officials, and private sector partners to identify threats, broadly share information, and protect the democratic process. We remain firm in our commitment to quickly share timely and actionable information, provide support and services, and to defend against any threats to our democracy.

Saying that President Trump has risked our national security, as they said in the Democrats’ impeachment report, is foolish. The proof that we’re beefing up our systems is as plentiful as proof of presidential criminal activity is nonexistent.

Ken Cuccinelli didn’t mince words when he was interviewed for CBS’s Face the Nation about upcoming ICE raids. According to the report, Cuccinelli said “ICE agents are ready to just perform their mission which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders.”

It’s worth noting that families aren’t separated. Instead, the entire family is subject to deportation. Also, Cuccinelli is the head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, aka USCIS. Cuccinelli continued, saying:

“I’m just pointing out that the pool of those with final removal orders is enormous,” Cuccinelli said. “It’s important to note, here we are talking about ICE doing its job as if it’s special. And really this should be going on on a rolling basis for ICE and they’ve been interfered with, effectively, and held up by the politics of Washington to a certain extent.”

Nancy Pelosi, the chief lawmaker in the House, is doing her best to stop the laws she’s written from getting enforced:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday offered advice to illegal immigrants seeking to avoid arrest and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. “An ICE deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant. If that is the only document ICE brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home. If ICE agents don’t have a warrant signed by a judge, a person may refuse to open the door and let them in,” said Pelosi, reading from prepared remarks at her weekly press conference.

Last night, I spoke with Agnes Gibboney. Agnes is an Angel Mom living in California. Last night, she told me this about Pelosi:


Gee. Now that’s a shocker. A weasel weaseling out of a meeting with a hurting mom. How affectionate, especially from someone who criticized President Trump for ripping families apart. Pelosi’s sanctuary city laws have gotten people killed, aka eternal family separation. The next time I hear Pelosi complaining on that subject, I hope someone shoves Kate Steinle’s death in Pelosi’s mouth.

The other thing that the MSM should, but won’t, do is ask her why she’s criticizing law enforcement for enforcing the laws she’s played a major part in passing. Does she think laws are meant to be written, not enforced?

It’s pretty apparent that Democrats don’t give a damn about border security. Any political party that unanimously approves of decriminalizing illegal aliens entering the United States officially is the Open Borders Party. The week before Independence Day, NBC and the DNC (Pardon the repetition) hosted a pair of Democrat presidential debates.

During those debates, each of the Democrat presidential candidates raised their hands in support of decriminalizing illegal aliens entering the US. They didn’t stop there, though, unfortunately. All 20 of these Democrat presidential candidates raised their hands affirming that their national health care laws would provide taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens.

Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s final Secretary of Homeland Security, passionately opposes the Democrats’ open border policies:

That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders. That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.

I don’t disagree often with Newt Gingrich but I must this time:

When word spreads that sick people can sneak into America and get free medical treatment from American doctors and nurses, the flood of sick immigrants will double and triple from the current numbers.

It isn’t that I disagree with Newt’s opinion. It’s his choice of words. Right now, illegal aliens don’t have to “sneak” across the border. They can waltz across the border, then apply for asylum. Thanks to Nancy ‘Spark of Divinity’ and Alexandria ‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire’ Ocasio-Cortez, illegal aliens are treated better than are our homeless veterans.

Anyone who thinks that this is patriotic is stupid beyond belief. Yes, I’m talking to you, Jessica Tarlov, Tom Perez and Ed Rendell. Predictably, Newt nailed it with this tweet:


Democrats are patriots in some weird, demented way but not in the traditional sense. It’s time to re-establish Reaganite patriotism. It’s been too long since we had that type of patriotism.

AOC’s patriotism is faux patriotism. She wouldn’t recognize Founding Fathers-style patriotism if it bit her backside. The men who signed the Declaration, the men who fought the Revolutionary War and the men who wrote this nation’s Constitution were selfless men. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew that they were dead men walking if George Washington’s army didn’t defeat King George’s military.

Can anyone picture AOC doing any of the things that those slaveholders did? Yes, I ‘admitted’ that many were slaveholders. I can’t picture AOC doing anything even close to what those patriots did.

Democrats have been intentionally mangling the meaning of important words. Democrats deny advocating for open borders while providing incentives that would shout to the Northern Triangle nations to flood across the US-Mexico border. Democrats insist that detention facilities are concentration camps and that women are forced to drink from toilets.

It’s impossible to believe that CBP is tormenting women and little girls in the ways that AOC is insisting. It isn’t like AOC has a lengthy history of veracity. Rather, AOC has a history of frequently getting caught lying.

If Republicans want to get things done, they’ll need to toss the gloves and put on brass knuckles. Resistance Democrats fight like Antifa. If we want to lose honorably, (think John McCain) then Republicans will lose often. No more! Tell AOC, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff that their reign of stupidity and lies is coming to a close in a few months.

Finally, Republicans should adopt President Reagan’s policy towards the USSR. When asked what his policy towards the Soviets was, President Reagan, replied “Simple. We win, they lose.” It’s time to sink the Democrats’ battleship.