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This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor to accomplish 2 things. First, he wanted to get Democrats to agree to passing positive legislation like National Defense Authorization Act and ratifying the USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Sen. McConnell’s ‘other’ goal this morning was to shame Democrats, starting with Nancy Pelosi, for their obsession with impeachment.

We want to pass the USMCA and the 176,000 new American jobs it would create. But Speaker Pelosi continues to block it. The far left objects to their passing anything the president likes. We want to pass a conference report for the NDAA, critical legislation for our national defense. Congress has passed a bipartisan NDAA every single year since 1961. But now it’s another casualty of the impeachment obsession. House Democrats steamrolled Republicans in order to pass a wholly partisan bill. I believe this may be the first time ever that either chamber has passed a purely partisan NDAA. Now they’re stalling the conference committee and jeopardizing the whole process.

And we want to pass the defense funding bill that our Democratic colleagues have now filibustered twice, so that our servicemembers and commanders get what they need. Back in the summer, the Republican and Democrat leaders in the House and the Senate all signed onto an agreement with President Trump. A bicameral, bipartisan agreement. Everybody signed it.

We brokered this deal to make sure the appropriations process did not get bogged down with bickering over other policy issues. All sides agreed to keep poison pills out so that government funding could move forward. But just a few months later, our Democratic colleagues are now insisting on the exact kinds of poison pills they foreswore.

Good faith negotiations are in short supply, especially from the Democrats’ side. It’s apparent that that’s the problem since both sides reached an agreement this summer. Senate Republicans have stuck to that agreement. Democrats haven’t.

In short, my friends in Democratic leadership smelled an opportunity to pick a political fight. Our servicemembers need their funding. American workers and small businesses need their new trade deal. Our armed forces need the authorizing legislation that has been a bipartisan slam-dunk every year for almost sixty years.

It’s apparent that Pelosi isn’t interested in bipartisanship. She’s as partisan as Adam Schiff, AOC + 3 or Chuck Schumer. That’s why she needs to get bounced from the Speaker’s office. Pelosi’s Democrats consistently put partisanship over patriotism.

Sen. McConnell is right about this:

We cannot cease all legislation just because Democrats would rather fight with this president. We won’t neglect the business of the American people just because a House committee is holding some public hearing. If they are going to keep plowing ahead with their impeachment obsession, they cannot abdicate their basic governing responsibilities at the same time.

Here’s the video of Sen. McConnell’s speech:

After tonight’s debate, the pundits’ consensus was that, thanks to impeachment, the race would essentially remain a 2-way race between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. After the debate, though, that conventional wisdom appears to have gotten shattered. The oldest candidate in the race suddenly became the most appealing choice to young people:

At least three members of the “Squad” of far-left freshman members of Congress will reportedly endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. Fox News has learned that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will appear with Sanders on Saturday in Queens, N.Y., at a “Bernie’s Back” rally designed to generate excitement for the senator’s campaign following his recent heart procedure. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., will also endorse the candidate, Fox News confirmed.

In addition, CNN reported that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will endorse Sanders as well. It was not immediately clear if Omar and Tlaib will appear at the same Sanders event.

This will be fascinating to watch. First, will this change the trajectory for Elizabeth Warren, who has been climbing since late summer? Next, will this stop Bernie’s recent slide and reposition him firmly amongst the frontrunners? Third, does this essentially end the race for the second-tier candidates?

The endorsements would be a significant blow to the campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who like Sanders has been representing the party’s progressive wing. Word of the endorsements also followed Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Ohio, where Warren was under attack from multiple candidates after rising in the polls in recent weeks.

This is a potentially big moment from the standpoint of attracting young voters. It also denies Sen. Warren a big victory. Bernie can now point to this as proof that the heart attack didn’t stop him from being a force. How many points this will be worth in the next round of polling is unknowable but there’s little doubt that his post-heart attack slide just stopped.

Whether that’ll catapult him in Iowa or New Hampshire remains to be seen, too. What isn’t disputable is whether Saturday’s official endorsement will breathe new life into Bernie’s campaign. It certainly will.

The other thing that this sets up is a situation that tests whether the socialist wing of the Democratic Party is big enough to defeat the not-quite-as-crazy wing of the Democrat Party.

My blood boils whenever I watch this video of Esme Murphy’s interview of Ilhan Omar:

How dare Omar say that she didn’t want to discuss her “personal life” with Murphy. The only thing that’s worse is that Murphy essentially stopped that line of questioning of Rep. Omar immediately. Does Murphy think she’s a DFL operative? Or does she think of herself as a journalist/reporter? If she considers herself the latter, then she’s kidding herself. When Bret Baier interviews a controversial figure, it’s considered standard operating procedure for him to ask multiple questions to get the whole truth. If that makes the interviewee uncomfortable or squirm, then that’s how it is. The same is true of Harris Faulkner and David Asman.

That isn’t standard operating procedure with Murphy, at least when she’s interviewing DFL politicians. DFL politicians enjoy being interviewed by Murphy because they know they’ll get the kid glove treatment.

Ilhan Omar isn’t a nice person. As a Democrat legislator, she’s virtually worthless. As a bombthrower, she’s a high profile bombthrower. In terms of thinking she’s accountable to anyone, she’s disgusting.

Ilhan Omar is the portrait of Democrat hubris. This Fox9 article provides proof of Omar’s hubris. Doing his worst impression of Esme Murphy, Fox9’s Theo Keith tried questioning Omar about her alleged affair. When he tried asking those questions, Omar’s bodyguard pinned him to the wall to prevent him from getting close to Omar. When Rep. Omar, a Democrat who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, was asked by Keith about the alleged affair, Omar replied “They’re stupid questions. Do you understand what ‘no comment’ means?”

That’s the ultimate in hubris. Rep. Omar isn’t just a headache to Democrats in DC. She isn’t just the worst anti-Semite in Congress. She’s a nasty person who apparently thinks that she can do whatever she wants without having to explaining herself. Check this out:


It’s shameful that Omar thinks that it’s ok to have her staffers intimidate reporters. Democrats complain that President Trump bullies the press with his statements. Why won’t Democrats call out their legislators who physically intimidate reporters?

This is a black eye for WCCO and Esme Murphy, too. She interviewed Omar but she didn’t attempt to push Omar on the subject of the alleged affair. Keith pushed the subject so far that it took a staffer getting physical with him to stop him from holding Omar accountable. Keith did what a real journalist does. He demanded accountability.

At this point, it isn’t difficult to see Murphy just mailing it in while she glides into retirement. It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s what she’s doing. Then, too, she’s always been known as a traditional interviewer. She interviewed me once in 2008 in the closing days of the campaign. She was ok then but she asked me very basic questions. She didn’t go beyond one question per subject. I can’t imagine doing an interview without asking a follow-up.

If WCCO and the rest of the high profile Twin Cities media want to be taken seriously, they need to ask hard-hitting questions, then ask hard-hitting follow-up questions, too. They need to follow this procedure consistently for Republicans and Democrats alike. That’s what’s required of real journalists. Then again, the chance of them doing that isn’t high but it’s a worthwhile goal to push them towards.

The chances of pushing the Twin Cities media into being actual news reporters isn’t high. I’d say it’s about the same as the chances of the DFL politicians getting rid of their hubris or of the DFL politicians thinking that they’re accountable to anyone.

Apparently, Ilhan Omar thinks that public figures shouldn’t be scrutinized. If she thinks that, then she’d fit right in as Commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Human Sacrifices Services. Their deputy commissioners resigned abruptly without explaining why. Then the commissioner abruptly resigned the following Monday without explanation.

Do Minnesota Democrats think that they shouldn’t be held accountable? DFL Chairman Ken Martin certainly didn’t think that Keith Ellison should be punished for his alleged abuse of Karen Monahan.

After the UK Daily Mail and the New York Post broke the story that Ilhan Omar had allegedly had an affair with her chief campaign consultant, the Minneapolis Star Tribune said nary a word. In an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy, Omar said she preferred not to talk about her “personal life.” Esme Murphy quickly moved on rather than push her for answers.

Obedience is apparently a requirement to be a Twin Cities ‘reporter’ if you’re a Democrat. Follow-up questions are apparently not allowed with controversial Democrats like Omar. When I tried finding Murphy’s interview of Omar on Youtube, I got this response:

No results found

Thankfully, there are still real journalists left in the Twin Cities. Unlike WCCO, they’ll actually dig into politicians’ lives:

Government ethics watchdog Tom Anderson of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center said Omar may have violated campaign finance law if she used campaign funds to pursue a romantic affair.

“We believe Representative Ilhan Omar may have touched the third rail of campaign finance law: disbursing campaign funds for personal use,” Anderson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s a brazen act Representative Omar was caught doing before in Minnesota and all of the evidence we’ve seen tells us she’s probably doing it again.”

Brazenness apparently is what Rep. Omar specializes in, along with anti-Semitism. Rep. Omar hasn’t followed the law too often. Thankfully, Minnesota Rep. Steve Drazkowski has persisted in tracking down the truth about Rep. Omar. He’s even started this website that’s essentially a one-stop shopping center on Omar’s foibles. This is just one of the documents posted at Steve’s website:

Rep. Drazkowski should be thanked for doing what the Star Tribune and other Twin Cities media outlets have done. (I won’t call them newspapers because they apparently don’t give a damn about investigative reporting.)

Saying that Ilhan Omar has led an interesting lifestyle is understatement. This article will make people question her explanations of her multiple previous marriages. First, let’s hear the basics of this article:

Beth Jordan Mynett said her political consultant husband, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was in a relationship with the Minnesota Democrat, according to a divorce filing obtained by the New York Post. The filing was submitted Tuesday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

“The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar,” the divorce filing says.

This gives an entirely new definition to the old cliché that “politics makes for strange bedfellows.” I’m also reminded of President Reagan’s old saying that “Politics is the world’s second-oldest profession and, at times, it resembles the oldest profession.” Then there’s this:

Beth Mynett is seeking primary custody of their son, citing her husband’s “extensive travel” with the congresswoman. Omar’s campaign has paid Tim Mynett’s consulting firm E. Street Group more than $200,000 since 2018. “Defendant’s more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments,” the divorce filing alleges.

The question now is out there that some of these trips were fundraising trips or whether they were fundraising trips co-mingled with romantic interludes. I’m not a campaign finance attorney but I’m smart enough to know that a legitimate investigator should investigate this.

If Omar has used some of her campaign funds to pay for romantic jaunts, then she deserves to feel threatened by law enforcement. I don’t know the answer to that question but I’m certain that an investigation is worthwhile. Couple that information with this information and you start getting the picture that Rep. Omar thinks that the laws don’t apply to her:

State Rep. Drazkowski has been persistent in digging up information on Rep. Omar’s sordid lifestyle. Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Star Tribune has barely lifted a finger to investigate Omar’s ‘lifestyle choices’. I’d say that this is one of those jobs that Americans just won’t do but that isn’t accurate since Rep. Drazkowski is doing this work and he’s an American.

Perhaps we should say that this is a job that the Media Wing of the Democratic Party won’t do. Further, it’s worth noting that people of integrity are totally willing to do this work. Just because Democrats don’t believe in enforcing the law doesn’t mean Republicans have to agree with that philosophy.

Apparently, the Democrats’ gene pool needs a ton of chlorine to clean itself up. The courts in Hennepin and Ramsey counties are mostly Democrats. I know that the county attorneys are Democrats. That’s why I’m not holding my breath waiting for this potential investigation. Apparently, Democrats always protect other Democrats. (If you don’t believe that, check out how Ken Martin and the DFL protected Keith Ellison after he allegedly attacked Karen Monahan.)

It’s long past time for people to realize that the DFL is exceptionally corrupt. They’ve been that way for years. It’s just that the Strib has kept that fact hidden until now.

Let’s be clear about something about this upcoming election. This is an entirely different cycle than 2018. In 2018, Democrats focused their attention on Republicans (Sen. McCain really) failed to fix health care after Democrats screwed it up in the first place. This year, Democrats have to defend Medicare-for-All and free health care for illegal aliens. That’s only part of the Democrats’ problems.

Another major problem for Democrats is defending Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s outright hatred for Israel. In 2018, Republicans could talk about how crazy Democrats were. In this cycle, AOC’s, Omar’s, Tlaib’s and Pelosi’s insanity is on full display. Add to that the foolishness of Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, the Impeachment Caucus and the Democrats’ presidential candidates.

They’re all out there for the nation to see. The Democrats’ presidential candidates have done as much damage to the Democrat brand as AOC, Omar and Tlaib have done. That’s a stunning thing to say. Think about the things that the Democrats’ presidential candidates have pushed:

  1. Decriminalizing illegal immigration.
  2. Giving illegal aliens free health care.
  3. Medicare for All
  4. Eliminating border walls. (Robert Francis O’Rourke)
  5. Mandatory gun confiscation (Joe Biden)
  6. Wealth Tax (Elizabeth Warren)
  7. Green New Deal (all candidates)

There are other policy initiatives that Democrats advocate that are beyond insanity but this list gives you a lengthy list of terrible ideas from this year’s Democrats.

Let’s emphasize something I’ve repeatedly said on the pages of LFR. Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party is dead. Barack Obama’s Democrat Party is on life support and fading fast. These days, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Scoop Jackson, Hubert Humphrey and JFK wouldn’t be welcome in today’s Democrat Party. They’re far too patriotic for today’s Democrats.

Too many of today’s Democrats think it’s racist to enforce laws that President Obama or President Clinton signed. That’s a stunning thought. If you think that providing free health care to illegal aliens is mainstream, that’s proof you’ve spent too much time in DC. If you think that decriminalizing illegal immigration is mainstream, it’s time for you to get out of DC. If you think that attempting to push Israel out of existence is mainstream, it’s time to cancel your membership to CAIR and to start talking with people who don’t support terrorism.

I’m tired of hearing Democrat freshmen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar whining about not being allowed to travel to Israel. That’s a lie on multiple platforms. The first platform it’s wrong on is the notion that Tlaib and Omar were there in their capacity as U.S. congresscritters. They weren’t there in that capacity. They were there as BDS activists. They were there as Islamic terrorist-sympathizer activists, too.

Next, they weren’t denied entry into Israel. According to Tlaib’s and Omar’s itineraries submitted to the Israeli Interior Ministry, their destination was Palestine, not Israel. How could they be denied entry into Israel when they said that their destination wasn’t Israel? On the other hand, if these freshmen Democrats truly were visiting Israel, why did they list Palestine as their destination?

Might it be that these freshmen Democrats listed Palestine as their destination because they favor a one-state solution? Tonight, Geraldo Rivera argued that it wasn’t fact that Tlaib favored a one-state solution. This argues otherwise:

Since the primary win, Tlaib has staked out far different positions in media interviews, explicitly endorsing a one-state solution and opposing aid, a change celebrated by far-left Palestinian activists, who sharply criticized her for seeking out and receiving the J Street endorsement.

That isn’t the position of a congresscritter. That’s the position of a pro-Palestinian activist.

Third, traveling to another nation that has a law on the books that prohibits people from traveling to Israel to whip up support for the BDS movement is illegal. Period. Israel has a law on the books that prohibits travelers from promoting the BDS movement. The UN Charter explicitly states that all nations have the right to defend themselves. Simply put, that’s a no-brainer. Of course they do.

Fourth, the BDS Movement isn’t just meant to be a pesky little detail. It’s intent was to destroy Israel:

The boycott was primarily conducted by Arab states until 2001. In August and September of that year, a forum of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) was held in Durban, South Africa, at the same time as the UN World Conference against Racism. The forum was marked by repeated expressions of naked anti-Semitism by NGO activists and condemned as such by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson who chaired the Conference.

The Forum’s final declaration described Israel as a “racist, apartheid state” that was guilty of “racist crimes including war crimes, acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing.” The declaration established an action plan – the “Durban Strategy” – promoting “a policy of complete and total isolation of Israel as an apartheid state…the imposition of mandatory and comprehensive sanctions and embargoes, the full cessation of all links (diplomatic, economic, social, aid, military cooperation and training) between all states and Israel” (para. 424).

Fifth, the official US policy towards Israel and the BDS Movement was recently expressed quite emphatically:

The U.S. House of Representatives pushed back against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s views Tuesday by passing a resolution calling Israel a “key ally” and criticizing a prominent movement to boycott the Jewish state. The pro-Israel resolution passed, 398-17, with 16 of the “no” votes coming from Democrats. Among the Democrats who voted against the resolution were Omar (Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).

Rep. Omar submitted a pro-BDS resolution. It never got a vote. Finally, Rep. Omar said this during Monday’s press conference:

“We give Israel more than $3 million in aid every year. This is predicated on they’re being an important ally in the region and the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy.”

Actually, defending a nation’s borders while maintaining its nation’s security is entirely within a nation’s rights. To expect a nation to leave itself vulnerable in the most hostile neighborhood in the world is utter foolishness. I’d love hearing the Democrats’ explanation why they think that Reps. Omar and Tlaib have the right to impose their will on the sovereign nation of Israel, especially when they’re acting in a bad faith manner.

Democrats have criticized Israel for rejecting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s and Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s planned visit to Israel. That criticism falls into the category of faux outrage. Part of the key to understanding why the Democrats’ outrage is artificial is because of information on the Omar-Tlaib itinerary. Another key to understanding the Democrats’ faux outrage is because of what isn’t in that itinerary. Here’s that information:

Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy. For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.

If this was a serious trip whose purpose was to gather information on what’s happening in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, why would Omar and Tlaib only plan on visiting Palestine? If this was a fact-finding mission, why didn’t Reps. Omar and Tlaib request meetings with Netanyahu’s ministers?

Here’s the truth that Reps. Omar and Tlaib don’t want you know. This was a PR stunt from the beginning. Think of this timeline. First, Omar and Tlaib co-sponsor a bill that endorses the BDS movement. Shortly after that, Omar and Tlaib announce that they’re planning a visit to Israel during Congress’s August recess. Finally, Omar and Tlaib announce that they’re heading to a conference where anti-Semitism likely will run high.

Of course, Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib are playing the victim card flawlessly:

If Democrats send Rep. Omar back to DC as expected, it’ll count as proof that the center of the Democratic Party is anti-Semitic. As for leadership Democrats, their statements are rather rich. Speaker Pelosi said this:

Isn’t that rich? Democrats are silent when Antifa mobs stifle speakers with whom they disagree (think Ben Shapiro, Andy Ngo, Dennis Prager or Guy Benson.) but they’re outraged when Israel rejects 2 American politicians who support Israel’s destruction through boycotts and sanctions. That doesn’t pass the ‘shoe is on the other foot’ test.

I’d love to say that I’m surprised but I’m not. Rep. Omar is just a nasty individual.

UPDATE: Israel has granted Rep. Rashida Tlaib permission to visit her family in the West Bank:

Israel’s interior minister said Friday he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. The decision marked the latest sharp reversal over what had been a planned visit by Tlaib and fellow Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar, to Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked anti-Semitic Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel.

President Trump tweeted his support for rejecting the Democrats’ grandstanding gambit:


Tlaib and Omar are some of the worst anti-Semites in Congress. Further, as Kevin McCarthy pointed out last week, Omar and Tlaib had the opportunity to visit Israel last week as part of a bipartisan CODEL. Their decision not to participate in that visit is open to speculation but I can’t picture these Democrats’ reasons are legitimate.

Under Israeli law, entry into the country can be denied if the applicants support boycotts against Israel. Omar and Tlaib support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) Movement. That’s the opening Netanyahu needed so he took advantage of the opportunity.

I won’t have any sympathy for Omar and Tlaib. If their intentions were legitimate, that’s one thing. It’s impossible to believe that these Democrats’ intentions were legitimate so it’s time to end Omar’s and Tlaib’s charade.