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Friday night, I got TakeAction Minnesota’s weekly newsletter. The top item in TAM’s newsletter, predictably, was President Trump’s Thursday night rally. TAM wrote “Well, it’s Friday, and it’s been quite the week. Last night, President Trump visited Minneapolis. And, as expected, he used his platform to spread hate and division. Much of it was directed it toward our Somali friends and neighbors.”

Of course, that was only part of this DFL front group’s dishonest update. It continued, saying “But that’s not the entire story. Last night, tens of thousands of Minnesotans, including many of you, came together in the cold rain to affirm what we know: every person has inherent worth and dignity. No matter where they came from or what faith they practice. And no matter what President Trump says. Right now, we’re faced with a choice: Either we stand together with unbreakable solidarity across race, class, gender and geography, and rise up to meet the challenges we face. Or we allow hatred and cruelty to rule the day.”

Speaking of hatred and cruelty, here’s what the rioters did while the rally was just ending:

Then there’s this:


It’s a safe bet that the rioters weren’t Trump supporters. I’d estimate the chances of the rioters being Democrats and Antifa to be north of 90%. If TakeAction Minnesota wants to talk about hatred and cruelty, they’d better look in the mirror first. TakeAction Minnesota is famous for pushing the envelope when it comes to on-the-ground activism. I wrote about TAM’s threats and intimidation in this post. TakeAction Minnesota went to Jason Lewis’s home:

But my neighbors saw 20, 25 people, nobody knows the real count, outside. Their daughters were home alone, got scared, called their dad. He called the police, which, by the way, in the suburb I live in, it’s a violation of a city ordinance to what, not to mention trespassing.

Rule #1 — Whatever the DFL accuses Republicans of doing is exactly what the DFL is doing. Rule #2 — Never forget Rule #1.

Check out this wrap-up of Thursday night’s violence. Spread these videos far and wide. Without visual proof, people won’t believe that the DFL has gotten this violent.

I recall 2010 like it was yesterday. Marty Seifert was running for governor. His stump speech had a great line in it. Seifert said “On our side, we have an embarrassment of riches. The Democrats just have embarrassments.” Fast forward to today. President Trump has restored the economy. The energy sector is the most robust it’s been since President Reagan stopped Jimmy Carter’s green-capping program.

Meanwhile, the city of Minneapolis is getting more violent. People are leaving. Despite all that, Mayor Frey insists that “we govern with integrity, and we love all of our neighbors.” Right. Mayor Frey welcomes illegal aliens into Minneapolis, hates police officers and hates President Trump but he governs with integrity?

The last I looked, the Minneapolis mayor’s oath of office includes something about upholding the Constitution of the United States. Sanctuary cities violate the Constitution. So much for governing with integrity. Also, letting low-level crimes go unpunished isn’t governing with integrity.

Minneapolis police officers are benefiting from President Trump’s visit:

Jacob Frey isn’t benefiting from President Trump’s visit. He’s becoming a national embarrassment instead of just being a local embarrassment. Rather than staying silent, Frey had to open his mouth and verify that he’s an idiot, proving again that it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

President Trump’s speech reportedly will focus on law enforcement. If that’s true, he’ll win over lots of suburban voters. If that happens, President Trump’s chances of flipping Minnesota will increase.

It isn’t overstatement to state that the Looney Left’s ideas on maintaining public safety is failing miserably. Lt. Bob Kroll certainly criticized Minneapolis City Council know-nothings in this article. Lt. Kroll stated that the City Council “ran on an anti-police agenda and they all made it. It’s ultra-left. It’s been [an] extreme Democrat-controlled council. It’s been that way for 22 years.”

The thing is that things are getting worse. Minneapolis’s Police Chief asked for an additional 400 officers. Minneapolis’s mayor asked the City Council for an additional 14 officers because he didn’t think he could get more than that. He was right. The City Council rejected the request for 14 officers.

Later in the interview, Lt. Kroll said “It’s an ultra-left agenda that [thinks that] the police are the problem. [They say] it’s a racially biased criminal justice system here, and we need to de-police. That’s the overtone of our council.”

Let’s remember that 7 City Council candidates said that they could envision a Minneapolis without police officers:

Candidates were asked if they could envision a Minneapolis without police, and what they would do as an elected official to bring the city closer to the abolition of police. Most of the seven city council candidates who answered affirmatively to the first question pledged to work to better fund education and social programs and address criminal elements at their roots in an effort to reduce the need for police officers.

The stupidity of local politicians never ceases to amaze me. What’s required for these idiots is a dose of reality. Do they think that gangs and other thugs will suddenly experience a change of heart and become ministers at the local church or become inspirational small business and community leaders? If they think that, then they’re nuts.

On the other side of the river, St. Paul is having its difficulties, too:

The latest in a recent spree of gun violence in St. Paul saw a man shot dead on Wednesday evening as he left Bible study with his young daughter and his father. The shooting was reported at 8:40 p.m. outside St. Albans Church at the intersection of Fuller Avenue and St. Albans Street North.

Investigators learned the victim was leaving the church after Bible study in a group that included his young daughter and his father. Gunshots rang out, with the victim running from the area. Meanwhile, the victim’s father – who has a valid permit to carry – drew a handgun and returned fire.

It’s the 20th homicide in St. Paul this year and the 6th in the space of just 17 days, a trend that has sparked concern by city leaders and police.

Back in 2008, I went through St. Paul’s operating budget. What I found was enough waste to choke a herd of horses. I remembering thinking that I could cut at least 30% of the budget without the public noticing. There’s no question that St. Paul can afford to hire more police officers. What’s needed in both St. Paul and Minneapolis is the political will to prioritize public safety.

That isn’t happening in either city in 2019. In fact, it’s heading in the opposite direction right now. The priorities are foolish and the leadership is nonexistent. I’m usually optimistic but I don’t see things getting better anytime soon.

I felt sick reading John Hinderaker’s article, partially because of the violence visited upon the young man in the video but mostly because it’s just a matter of time before that sort of thing hits St. Cloud.

Forgive my pessimism. I’m usually an optimist. After watching St. Cloud deteriorate the last 5 years, it’s difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Next Wednesday, St. Cloud’s Police Chief will participate in a propagandist’s dream event to tell everyone just how wonderful St. Cloud would be if it wasn’t for those awful hate-filled Christians antagonizing those pure-as-the-driven-snow CAIR activists.

People are leaving St. Cloud. Some are moving to southern states but most are leaving for Sartell, Sauk Rapids St. Augusta and St. Joe. They’re leaving because they’re disgusted with spineless politicians, rising crime in core neighborhoods, a city council that thinks that the First Amendment is optional and a school board that thinks that sneaking a bonding referendum for a $100,000,000+ Tech HS should be voted on by only those in the ‘education community’. (That’s why the school board kept everything hush until the Times accidentally ruined the School Board’s plans.) But I digress.

John’s post is about the young man who got brutalized in Minneapolis just outside Target Field. This is one of the videos of this disgusting event:

Day after day, week after week, month after month, Democrats hint that law enforcement is the problem. That puts police officers in the impossible position of having to do a difficult job without the full support of the communities they’re protecting.

Authorities admit that violent crime is up in Minneapolis, although they surround that admission with happy talk, which won’t be believed by anyone who actually ventures into the city at night. (The story is the same in urban St. Paul. One night last week, the St. Paul police lacked the manpower to respond to three shootings that happened more or less simultaneously in different parts of the city.)

Minneapolis’s mayor is a young man who worked briefly in my law firm and is obviously not up to the task. Members of the City Council are ridiculously left-wing and totally ineffective. In both Minneapolis and St. Paul, civic authorities are convinced that policemen are the gravest threat to “communities of color,” and therefore law enforcement should be scaled back, or only grudgingly reinforced in response to events like the one you see in the video above.

Then John notes what someone reminds him of:

A reader reminds me that I should have mentioned this: “Some Minneapolis candidates say they can envision a city without police.”

Seven City Council hopefuls and two mayoral candidates say in a local voter guide that they can envision a future Minneapolis with no police. Asked, “Do you believe that we could ever have a city without police?” two mayoral candidates and two incumbents and five serious challengers running for City Council answered “yes.”

The idiots on St. Cloud’s City Council aren’t that stupid but nobody’s mistaking them for Einstein’s relatives, either.

What St. Cloud needs is its version of Rudy Giuliani. If we don’t find that person fast, I hate thinking what depths St. Cloud will descend into.

Although it felt like fingernails running across a chalkboard, I still listened to Dick Durbin’s spin about the Democrats’ trip to the US-Mexico border. Durbin tweeted out a message that essentially said that Trump is a racist for enforcing US immigration laws. Specifically, Durbin said “Just got done with my trip to the southern border in McAllen, TX. Our immigration system is broken. You can’t walk into these facilities, see these children, and believe that this situation is acceptable. America is better than this.”

Like Sen. Schumer, Durbin didn’t mention a thing about tightening the asylum laws, closing immigration loopholes or fixing the Flores decision. Neither man mentioned building a physical structure to funnel drug cartels or human traffickers into chokepoints. Everything these men said focused exclusively on the conditions for the children.

What these Democrats didn’t talk about spoke louder than the things these Democrats did talk about. Here’s Durbin’s tweet:


What chutzpah from Sen. Durbin. President Trump first told Democrats that there was a crisis on the border before the midterm elections. Back then, Democrats called it a “manufactured crisis.” CNN joined in to sing from the Democrats’ spin hymnal. Ditto with MSNBC. Kirstjen Nielsen testified before Congress that Homeland Security was at a breaking point. The day after Christmas, 2018, she re-iterated that point in this article:

Declaring the U.S. immigration system had been “pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday ordered mandatory medical checks on all children under the age of 10 in U.S. custody and said she would send U.S. Coast Guard medical personnel to the border to help. Nielsen said she also planned to visit the border later this week to see “first-hand” how medical screenings were handled.

Apparently, Democrats didn’t give a damn one way or the other about “the children.” Apparently, Democrats didn’t start caring until it reached a political tipping point. The Democrats’ phony solution to everything that’s happening on the border is nothing more than treating symptoms. Caring for children in custody is the right thing to do but that’s treating a symptom. In this post, I noted Sen. Schumer’s ‘solution’ to the border crisis:

We must pass our bill to help end it—the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

I don’t know who’s worse between Sen. Schumer or Sen. Durbin. Neither of them paid attention to the crisis until a month ago. These Democrats ridiculed President Trump, who correctly identified the crisis months ago. Then again, Sen. Durbin has a history of criticizing law enforcement and the military. Here’s an oldie but goodie:

A US senator has refused to apologize for comparing the actions of US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to those of Nazis, while others have decried or defended the mandate and method used to hold prisoners there.

“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings.”

That’s what Sen. Durbin said about our military guarding terrorists in Gitmo. That’s what a Democrat dirtbag sounds like.

Don’t mistake the Democrats’ calls for helping the children as actual empathy. Always remember my old saying about Democrats. If you’ve forgotten, it goes like this: Democrats will always do the right thing … when it’s the last option left.

That’s the definition of a dirtbag politician.

This article highlights the predicament that Democrats are in on immigration. Recently, Kamala Harris appeared on The View to be interviewed by the ladies there. It didn’t go well for her, though you wouldn’t know that from the silence of the MSM, aka Agenda Media.

When it was her turn, Meghan McCain “pressed Harris on her hand-raising at the first Democrat debate, which appeared to indicate that she was in favor of ‘decriminalizing border crossings.’ McCain also asked if the candidate stood in solidarity with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s idea of abolishing the Department of Homeland Security.” Those are a pair of fairly straightforward questions that a polished presidential candidate should be able to handle in her sleep.

Apparently, Sen. Harris isn’t coherent when she’s asleep. According to the article, there were more questions at the end of her explanation than there were at the start of Sen. Harris’s explanation:

What the hell is she babbling about? Here’s the transcript from that little exchange:

“We have to have a secure border, but I am in favor of saying that we’re not going to treat people who are undocumented across the border as criminals. That’s correct. That is correct. And what we have got to do is we cannot have anymore policy like we have under this current President that is about inhumane conduct, that is about putting babies in cages, that is about separating children from their parents, and we have got to have policy that is about passing comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway towards citizenship, shutting down these private detention facilities-“

Please tell me if you know what she’s talking about. I got whiplash half a dozen times listening to that short piece of the interview. That’s worse than word salad. That’s like word salad that’s sat on the counter the entire week and is now rotten. I wouldn’t want it.

Democrats apparently want new immigration laws. They just don’t want those laws enforced. Today is the start of ICE’s sweep through 10 major cities while rounding up illegal aliens who applied for asylum, had their day in court, got rejected, then exhausted their appeals. Last week, Nancy Pelosi explained to illegal aliens how to avoid deportation:

There’s only one thing to do with lawmakers who don’t want the laws they passed enforced. That solution is to throw them out of office so that law-abiding lawmakers can take their place. Democrats are famous for talking about cherry-picking through evidence and taking things out of context. This is simple. Families broke the law in coming here or overstaying their visas. After they applied for asylum, a judge ruled against them. They then appealed their ruling, only to be rejected again.

There’s only one legitimate option left. That option is to enforce the law. That’s what ICE took an oath to do. If Speaker Pelosi thinks that illegal aliens should be allowed to stay as long as they’d like, let her write that legislation, then get it a committee hearing. Here’s my prediction on that — Good luck selling that one.

Contrary to the Democrats’ paid spinmeisters statements, Democrats favor open borders as their immigration policy. Right after Democrats took control of the House, Democrat spinmeisters told the American people that everyone was for securing the US border with Mexico.

That spin was a total lie. There’s no way to hide the fact that Democrats aren’t interested in securing the border. There’s an old economic principle that’s applicable to this. The principle says that if you want less of something, you tax it. If you want more of something, you incentivize it. Apply that principle to immigration, if you want lots of illegal immigration, change the risk/reward ratio to make the risk of getting caught minimal. Similarly, if you want to reduce illegal immigration, make it so that the cost of illegally crossing the border is extraordinarily high. Also, make the task extraordinarily difficult.

Put in practical terms, build a wall that’s difficult to climb to make the traffickers’ jobs difficult. (Also, it’s worth highlighting that building barriers forces those traffickers and cartels into chokepoints. That helps fewer agents protect more miles of border. That means the border patrol’s activities are significantly more efficient. I’d think increasing the CBP’s efficiency would be DHS’s highest priority.

At this point, it’s clear that this isn’t the Democrats’ highest priority. I’d argue that it isn’t a priority whatsoever. Katie Pavlich’s article offers proof that substantiates my hypothesis:

“Immigrants seeking refuge in our country aren’t a threat to national security. Migration shouldn’t be a criminal justice issue. It’s time to end this draconian policy and return to treating immigration as a civil, not a criminal, issue,” Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro wrote in an April op-ed on Medium.

Right. If you want fewer migrants to cross the US-Mexico border, tell the traffickers that the people will have to pay a tiny fine instead of getting deported. That should put the fear of God in those traffickers. Not.

“I agree with Secretary Castro. We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future. We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our Dreamers, and protects our borders,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) told HuffPost.

Notice Pocahontas’ wording:

We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home…

Sen. Warren, should we criminalize traffickers using purchased babies to get into the US? That’s happening with increasing frequency. Read this website if you want your stomach turning in a split-second. When Democrats vote against legitimate border security measures, they’re voting for continuing the status quo. What type of sick person would vote to continue such a disgusting industry? That’s what happens when Democrats vote against the Republicans’ border security proposals.

Right. Let’s make it easier for illegal aliens to reach the United States. Let’s make it inexpensive for cartels to put these children’s lives at risk during the trip. That’s what Castro’s plan would do.

The next time a Democrat tells you that they’re for securing the border, ask them what they’re doing to increase the risk to traffickers. Then ask those Democrats to tell you what they’re doing to shrink the incentives for attempting to illegally enter the United States. If their plans don’t include creating chokepoints and increasing the efficiency for border patrol agents, then tell them to contact you when they put together a serious plan.

When it comes to analyzing election cycles, Newt Gingrich has excelled for more than a generation. When he writes an article that talks about a looming Trump landslide, I listen. Speaker Gingrich’s article cites 5 things that point to a Trump re-election landslide: “economy, stature, patriotism, issue insanity, and progress on health issues.” Speaker Gingrich starts with the booming economy.

Gingrich notes that the “lowest African American and Latino unemployment rates recorded in history are beginning to create approval for Trump in those communities that no Republican in modern times has been able to do. The rise in manufacturing jobs and salaries are becoming advantages for President Trump. Meanwhile, the Democrats are campaigning on the economy as though they were in another country. Faced with continuous job and wage growth, it is hard to make a compelling case against the Trump economy.”

Meanwhile, the Democrats’ presidential candidates campaign like we’re living in a country titled Soupline America. They don’t believe their own words. It’s just that they know that admitting that things are going pretty well pretty much dooms their campaigns while the leaders of the Resist Movement simmer as the Trump administration wins another fight. Gingrich notes that President Trump’s economy is the underpinning for everything else.

Issue insanity is beginning to erode the Democrats.

In 1972, McGovern was an outlier. He clearly represented the radical wing of the Democratic Party. It was relatively easy for most Democrats to say, “I am not him.” At the same time, President Nixon, scarred by losing in 1960 and 1962 and having won a very narrow election in 1968, kept Republican resources focused on his re-election and failed to help congressional Republicans. The result was the largest presidential popular vote percentage in modern history (60.7 percent) for the Republican president, while Republicans lost two Senate seats and only gained 12 house seats.

Today is dramatically worse for Democrats than in 1972. Instead of having one likable but wacky left-wing radical, every single candidate in the second debate raised his or her hand for positions that are simply unacceptable to most Americans. If McGovern could be separated out as “the radical” almost 50 years ago, look where we are today. Every plausible nominee has radical positions – and the House and Senate Democrats are voting for radical positions on issue after issue. Furthermore, President Trump has learned the cost of a left-wing Democratic Speaker and will be spending resources to help Kevin McCarthy of California become speaker.

AOC is everything except an official part of the Trump campaign. While she talks about concentration camps, Americans roll their eyes in disbelief. It isn’t that they think that everything is fine at these detention centers. It’s that they don’t believe Democrats’ claims of forcing women to drink from a toilet.

Further, the American people are looking at that situation while wondering why Democrats haven’t worked with President Trump to fix a truly broken immigration system. If there is divided government, the people expect the different parties to work together and fix things. While President Trump offers reasonable proposals, AOC proposes to get rid of ICE, then the Department of Homeland Security and Rashida Tlaib accuses CBP of major human rights violations.

I’ve said for several months that the biggest thing that Republicans have going for them is the Democrats’ nuttiness. It isn’t just that Democrats are wrong on the issues. It’s that they’re crazier than a shithouse rat. We know that Democrats are nuts when AOC accuses Nancy Pelosi of being a racist, then denies that she called the Democrat leader a racist several hours later.

Meanwhile, Democrats criticize the Trump administration for enforcing the laws:

Democrats have become the party that doesn’t believe in enforcing existing laws. To hear AOC talk about it, you’d swear that the people of law enforcement are Nazis. That’s pretty nuts. That’s why Democrats, if they don’t grow a spine and stand up to AOC’s Squad, will get their butts handed to them in November, 2020.

This article is good news in the sense that things are improving. It’s also proof that we shouldn’t get too giddy just yet because, while there’s been significant improvement, there’s still plenty of need for improvement in the coming months.

According to CBS’s reporting, “U.S. authorities apprehended more than 94,000 migrants in between ports of entry along the southern border, a precipitous drop from May, when more than 132,000 people, including about 84,000 families and over 11,000 unaccompanied minors, were apprehended. The total number of apprehensions that month was a 13-year high.”

Apparently, Mexico’s help has dropped illegal crossings. That’s proof that President Trump’s threatened tariffs helped break the logjam with Mexico. Without that tactic, it’s doubtful that Mexico would’ve agreed to helping us as much as they’ve helped thus far. Still, monitoring the situation is imperative. Despite these attempts to shut the border off, Democrats don’t want the laws enforced:


Beyond that, Pelosi is giving illegal immigrants advice on how to avoid ICE:

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.

These raids will be on people who’ve sought asylum, have had their day in court and had their applications rejected. These won’t be random raids in neighborhoods where illegal aliens congregate. These are people who applied for asylum and were rejected through impartial courts.

Matt Gaetz took Democrats to the woodshed on the Democrats’ denial that there was a border crisis:

Why anyone would think that the Democrats’ presidential nominee has a fighting chance 16 months from now is beyond me. Don’t tell me about the latest polls showing Sleepy Joe Biden, Crazy Bernie Sanders or a handful of other Democrats defeating him at this point. Each of those polls comes with a fatal flaw. That fatal flaw consists of 6 words that change everything. The fatally flawed words are “if the election was held today.”

Unfortunately for Democrats, and luckily for the nation, the election won’t be held until Nov. 3, 2020. Another thing that will work in President Trump’s favor and in the GOP’s favor is what’s happening beneath the public’s radar. What’s happening beneath the public radar is Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, building a machine. During a recent interview with FNC’s Martha MacCallum, Parscale told her that he’ll have a volunteer army of 2,000,000 people to knock on doors and man the phone banks. That’s in addition to having already built out the campaign headquarters in Washington, DC and New York City. That’s in addition to the RNC already staffing field offices in all 50 states. Newt Gingrich put it perfectly in this interview:

But I digress. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Kurt Schlichter’s latest article highlights just how foolish Democrats are:

You gotta hand it to them – it’s an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its are people deplorable monsters. It’ll be interesting to see how the Democrats fare on their “America sucks!” platform. The last week has seen Team Donkey take brave stands against the flag and celebrating our military, and you would half expect them to next advocate for something insanely suicidal, like taking your health insurance or forcing you to pay for illegal aliens’ doctors. Oh wait, that happened too.

Let’s see how this is adding up. Democrats have told Americans that they’re for taking away these Americans’ employer-provided health insurance and replacing it with government-run health care. Democrats also told Americans that they want American taxpayers to pay for illegal aliens’ health care.

Joe Biden, the Democrats’ leading idiot, justified taxpayer funding of health care for illegal aliens this way:

Biden is right that a significant portion of illegal aliens came in legally. The fact that the Obama-Biden administration didn’t even attempt to fix that crisis the last 5+ years of their administration speaks to how unserious the Obama-Biden administration was on this issue. That being said, conditions at the border have dramatically changed.

Remember Larry Tribe insisting that the 2 tanks and the 2 fighting machines reminded him of the Chinese forces who mowed down peace protesters in Tiananmen Square?


Remember AOC telling dishonest reporters that CBP put “women in rooms without running water”, then telling those same dishonest reporters that those same women stuck in a room that didn’t have running water were drinking water out of toilets? If you don’t, this should help refresh your memory. Make sure to watch the video of AOC lying through her teeth.

Please explain to me why we should ever let any of these Democrats within 1,000 miles of America’s levers of control. I’d argue that AOC, Biden and Harris in charge would be a total disaster for the US. They’d be worse than Obama. PS- That’s something I didn’t think I’d hear myself say, especially with the bitter memories of the Obama-Biden administration so fresh.