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Mark Kelly’s police problem isn’t going away anytime soon. That’s because the Democrat candidate for the US Senate is attempting to be too clever with his non-apology apology. Kelly’s spokesperson said that “Our campaign values the public service, bravery and sacrifice of police officers across our nation. The tweet posted by a junior staff member is unacceptable and we are taking the appropriate action.” When asked to describe what that action was, Peters failed to provide additional details.

First, L’Heureux initially tweeted “@Chicago_Police you worthless f—ing pigs.” That’s why L’Heureux is getting disciplined. The Kelly campaign issued a statement, which “included a statement from L’Heureux.” In his statement, L’Heureux said “I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote – I was wrong. My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe, and most importantly, it is not representative of what this campaign stands for. The language I used and the sentiment I conveyed do not belong in our political process, which is why I have deleted the tweet.”

That’s what dishonesty looks like. His comment reflects who he is and what he believes. If he didn’t believe it, why did he say it? That’s why the McSally campaign jumped all over this situation:

“It’s no wonder why the Arizona Police Association endorsed Martha McSally in this race. They know what we’ve known all along: Martha will have their back; Mark will throw them to the wolves,” said Caroline Anderegg, a McSally campaign spokesperson.

This is worth pondering:

Joe Clure, the executive director of the Arizona Police Association, slammed Kelly’s campaign for the vile remark.

“It sadly isn’t the first time I’ve seen this from Democratic campaign personnel,” Clure told the The Free Beacon. “I hope that [Kelly] fires [the staffer] immediately to show that he doesn’t condone this kind of attitude that police are ‘f—ing worthless.'”

The fact that the Kelly campaign isn’t talking about what discipline they’ve meted out says everything. What’s so difficult to take this staffer to task? Some statements require a verbal warning. Others require a written warning. L’Heureux’s statement requires a termination notice, in my estimation.

The Kelly campaign is aptly described as embattled. This McSally interview speaks volumes why Kelly’s campaign is embattled:

Kelly’s campaign lacks police support. The good (?) news is that he makes up for that lack of support with support from the Chinese.

By now, the entire civilized world has heard about the depravity unleashed on 2 LA County sheriff deputies. Joe Biden didn’t waste time in looking like an idiot with this tweet:


That’s stunningly stupid. Joe Biden is criticizing so-called assault weapons though the video, which contains extremely graphic video, shows the would-be assassin using a handgun to ambush the deputies:

Here’s some questions for VP Biden:

  1. Should the government (federal, state or municipal) have the right to strip from its citizens the right of citizens to protect themselves or their families? AK-47s and AR-15s aren’t often used in gang wars. They’re often used to protect families when riots break out.
  2. Have you even thought this through? When you passed the Assault Weapons Ban, it was effective for less than a month. That’s because you specified which models were designated as assault weapons. Shortly thereafter, the model numbers got changed. Same gun, different model number = Assault Weapons Ban is worthless.
  3. Have you ever thought that the Second Amendment was written to protect citizens from tyrannical governments and to protect people/families? If you haven’t, why haven’t you thought about that?
  4. Isn’t being lenient towards rioters and looters stoking violence? Wherever lenience is shown, the violence continues, without exception. Where overwhelming force is used, the violence stops. Might there be a lesson in there for Democrats?
  5. When you were supposedly way ahead in the polls, you said nothing about the violence. The minute the polls started tightening fast, you started talking about the violence? Why the change?

This violence wasn’t just predictable. It was predicted. Disrespecting authority figures without cause isn’t just stupid. It’s what a spoiled little brat would do. The Democrats’ sense of decency doesn’t exist anymore. The Democrats’ disrespectful actions have demolished minority neighborhoods and cost those families their life savings.

That’s why Republicans are poised to improve their approval ratings with minority communities. President Trump’s economic policies have helped but his pro-police policies have helped, too. Monday night on Hannity, Candace Owens predicted that Republicans would get 20% of the African-American vote. While I think that’s a little high, I don’t have any difficulty believing Trump will hit 15% of the African-American vote.

Democrats have shot their mouths off. Democrats haven’t fixed the problems facing minority neighborhoods. President Trump has started fixing some of these problems. Give him 4 more years and life will be significantly improved in minority neighborhoods.

Next week, Joe Biden will officially accept the Democrats’ presidential nomination. The night before he accepts the Democrats’ presidential nomination, Kamala Harris will accept the nomination to be Biden’s running mate. When Biden accepts the nomination, Biden-Harris will become the first gun confiscation presidential ticket in history.

The only things that Sen. Harris hasn’t faked is her lust to be president and her lust to confiscate guns. She famously said that, if elected, she’ll “give Congress 100 days to get their act together” and pass gun control legislation for her to sign. If they don’t get that bill passed, she’ll use her executive authority to confiscate weapons:

Think about this. It isn’t just Harris that wants to confiscate guns. Biden wants to confiscate guns, too:

The easiest way to prevent Kamala Harris and Joe Biden from confiscating your firearms is to vote for President Trump. Don’t forget that Biden-Harris want to confiscate your firearms while other Democrats are voting to dismantle entire police departments or dramatically cut funding for police departments. While cities turn into open-air shooting galleries, Democrats want to strip you of your right to protect your family. What part of that sounds right with you?

Democrats frequently use the argument that hunters shouldn’t need 100-round clips. Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar are 2 of the Democrats who’ve said that recently. That’s true. Hunters don’t need those high-capacity clips. People protecting their families in Chicago, NYC or Minneapolis might find comfort om those high-capacity clips, though.

Biden told Robert Francis O’Rourke that he’d name O’Rourke as his gun czar. This is why he’d do that:

Democrats are fast turning into the party that confiscates guns and dismantling police departments. They’re homeland security nightmares.

Good for the Supreme Court for telling Jerry Nadler to pound sand over their motion to get Mueller grand jury testimony declassified. The Supreme Court hasn’t issued a final ruling on the lawsuit but that’s likely heading the Democrats’ direction.

The Supreme Court temporarily denied a motion Wednesday from House Democrats to obtain grand-jury testimony and other documents from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as they conduct what they’ve referred to as an “ongoing presidential impeachment investigation” into President Trump.

House Democrats are obsessed with finding something that will help them throw President Trump out of office. The Democrats’ hatred of President Trump is so strong that they’ve said no to multiple proposals that would’ve helped Hispanics and other blue collar workers. Impeachment isn’t going anywhere. The Democrats know this.

Rather than putting together ideas that appeal to all Americans, Pelosi’s Democrats have voted for things that excite their base. Despite that appeal to their base, Democrats trail badly in the enthusiasm gap, both in terms of the presidential election and in House races.

There’s a reason why grand jury testimony is kept confidential. If testimony taken during a grand jury isn’t enough to indict a person, that information shouldn’t be used as a political weapon. Democrats have seen tons of information. It didn’t lead to a conviction of President Trump. He’s now exonerated. Getting a second or third or fourth bite at the apple won’t convict President Trump. No amount of wishing will change that. It’s time that Democrats accept that.

Let’s hope that this is just part of a bigger movement. House Democrats want to investigate a law-abiding president. Whether you agree with his policies or not, there’s no denying that President Trump has obeyed each court order. That can’t be said about his predecessor. Gun-grabbing Democrats want to take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Each time they threaten a gun grab, the rank-and-file NRA strengthens and gets more motivated.

By comparison, the previous (Democrat) administration unmasked law-abiding citizens that they thought were conspiring with Russians. They didn’t unmask these law-abiding citizens because they had proof of illegal activity. They unmasked these citizens because they’d advised a candidate, aka Donald Trump. Time after time after time, these Democrats have let their hatred of Trump get the better of them. This isn’t normal. It’s proof of derangement.

People have started protesting against Democrat governors like Tim Walz, Gretchen Whitmer, J.B. Pritzker and Tom Wolf. The protests have focused on these governors’ illogical, unconstitutional and overreaching executive orders. If they keep this up, they’ll increase President Trump’s odds for re-election.

Whether he’ll admit it or not, Mini Mike Bloomberg is a special interest group unto himself. It isn’t likely that he’ll admit that but he’s the Democrats’ biggest special interest group. In 2018, Mr. Bloomberg contributed at least $80,000,000 to Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

It isn’t likely that Bloomberg contributed to Democrats running in “rural, conservative-leaning districts where his views on guns and other issues could stir an uproar, according to people briefed on his plans, some of whom spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.” The people who accepted Mini Mike’s campaign contributions are beholden to him. The first logical question to ask is this: what does a candidate sign up for when they accept Mini Mike’s campaign contribution? This statement tells us:

In the last election, for example, I spent nearly ten million dollars to help a Republican, Pat Toomey, get re-elected in Pennsylvania. I disagree with him on many issues. But after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, he broke with the NRA and co-wrote a bipartisan bill to close the background check loophole. At the same time, I spent roughly the same amount to help successfully elect a Democrat in New Hampshire – Maggie Hassan – who was running to defeat a Republican incumbent who had voted against Toomey’s bill.

This year, I’m supporting both Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates who have shown strong leadership on gun safety, the environment, education, and other critical issues facing the country.

In other words, Mini Mike supports liberals from both parties. If they’re spineless and controllable, Mini Mike will consider contributing to them. That statement doesn’t tell the whole truth, though. In this video, though, Mini Mike slipped:

This paragraph says everything:

In fairness, some Republicans have taken their constitutional and legislative responsibilities seriously, like my friend John McCain. But too many have been absolutely feckless, including – most disappointingly – the House leadership.

Unified Republican leadership of government produced the Trump-GOP tax cuts that’ve lit a fire under the economy. Unified GOP government allowed Republicans to use the Congressional Review Act, which was used to revitalize the fossil fuel energy industry. That, in turn, allowed the U.S. to become energy independent while crippling Russia’s economy, and helped build the strongest economy in decades. If that’s Mini Mike’s definition of feckless leadership, give me tons of that type of leadership.

Compare that with Nancy Pelosi’s leadership. During this session, Pelosi’s puppets have spent tens of millions of dollars to impeach a president based on hearsay evidence testimony. My bad. I meant testimony because, except in rare cases, hearsay isn’t proof. The other thing of note that this Congress has accomplished is ratifying the USMCA trade agreement. That’s it in eighteen months.

If you want the next congress to march to the Resistance Movement/Bloomberg drum, ignore the Bloomberg/Democrat special interest syndicate. If you want Congress to work for you, there’s only this simple choice: Vote for unified Republican government.

While President Trump was implementing a travel ban to and from China, Democrats accused President Trump of being xenophobic and a racist. This weekend, medical members of the coronavirus task force praised President Trump’s decision. Democrats, including Mini Mike, have twisted President Trump’s words. Democrats said that President Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. Here’s what President Trump actually said:

President Trump jeered Democrats Friday night for criticizing his response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, saying that it was a “new hoax” after a failed attempt to remove him from office over Ukraine.

“They tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia — that didn’t work out too well,” Trump told a cheering crowd in South Carolina. “They tried the impeachment hoax. That was a perfect conversation. And this is the new hoax,” Trump declared.
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“Let’s get this right: A virus starts in China, makes its way into various countries all around the world, doesn’t spread widely at all in the United States because of the early actions that myself and my administration took against a lot of other wishes. And the Democrats’ single talking point and you see it is that it’s Donald Trump’s fault,” he said.

If you want a congress that’s controlled by a narcissistic, egotistical elitist that things that farming is what stupid people do and that thinks it’s ok to control your lives while decrying money in politics, vote Democrat. If you’re sane, though, it’s time to vote GOP. If you want to vote for a one-man special interest group, vote Democrat.

Money won’t erase the memory of Mini Mike’s evasive answer when Elizabeth Warren prosecuted Mini Mike about lawsuits. CNN pundit Van Jones said that Bloomberg looked like the Titanic while Sen. Warren looked like the iceberg. That sums it up pretty nicely. Watch this and decide for yourself:

Obviously, this was a great moment for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. This was likely Sen. Warren’s finest debate performance. Bloomberg’s reply was entirely defensive and evasive. While Sen. Warren demanded specifics, Bloomberg spoke about statistics and awards that his organization had won.

The question that remains is whether this temporarily hurts Bloomberg or whether it sinks his ship. Will he organize a press conference and surround himself with women as character witnesses? Or will voters agree with Sen. Warren that voting for Bloomberg is voting for an out-of-touch billionaire? I suspect that we won’t know the answer to that until Super Tuesday.

Considering the fact that the Democrats’ establishment is frightened to death of Bernie, another thing to watch is whether the Democrats’ establishment will try to resuscitate Bloomberg’s campaign. Prior to last night’s debate, Bloomberg had moved up in the polls by running a pretty decent campaign. The campaign got high marks for their commercials.

Then came last night. No amount of slick ads can eliminate last night’s performance. Further, Bloomberg had gotten hit with one opposition research dump after another that made him look elitist and out-of-touch. His demeaning talk about farmers was particularly disgusting, especially after watching Paul Harvey’s ‘So God made a farmer”:

The farmer in Paul Harvey’s story is strong, virtuous, compassionate, hard-working and the type of man that others look up to. Mini Mike is none of those things. He’s an elitist city slicker who’s hiding something.

The Intercept is a lefty publication but it isn’t afraid of exposing corrupt lefties. Lee Fang’s article is a timely example of that. In the article, Fang writes about the second-worst NYC mayor in recent history, aka Mike Bloomberg.

In the article, it quotes Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, as saying “I inherited the police practice of stop-and-frisk, and as part of our effort to stop gun violence it was overused. By the time I left office, I cut it back by 95%, but I should’ve done it faster and sooner. I regret that and I have apologized — and I have taken responsibility for taking too long to understand the impact it had on Black and Latino communities.”

That halfhearted apology would be respected more if he didn’t omit important information. Fang wrote this:

The statement drew immediate backlash over its twisting of history. In 2001, New York City maintained an aggressive program of stopping and searching people throughout the city, with an overwhelming focus on young African American and Latino men. But, under the Bloomberg administration, the program vastly expanded, from around 97,296 stops in 2002 to a height of 685,724 in 2011, a more than sevenfold increase during the former mayor’s tenure.

That paints quite the different picture. That different picture gets even more different in light of this information:

Far from changing course over the mayor’s focus on “racial equity,” as he has since claimed, the practice was clawed back by several lawsuits, which charged that the law enforcement program violated the basic constitutional rights of residents. U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, in a scathing decision, noted that over the course of 2.3 million frisks, weapons were found only 1.5 percent of the time. The decision pointed out that over half of the stops included African Americans and about third Latino, with less than 10 percent targeting white people.

Bloomberg’s apology is halfhearted because he’s attempting to hide the whole truth from voters. He’s just another career politician trying to con the people. It’s difficult to trust him. That’s the personification of the Swamp. That’s the personification of the Democrat establishment, too.

Bloomberg didn’t stop the policy of Stop, Question and Frisk. A judge ruled the technique unconstitutional. That’s what stopped the program. It didn’t happen because of Bloomberg’s enlightenment. This NYTimes article quotes Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, as saying “What the statement fails to capture is the magnitude of stop-and-frisk and the several years-long period during which stop-and-frisk was through the roof.”

I’m betting that people wouldn’t have a problem with a well-run program that wasn’t this racist. I’m betting that people were disturbed when they heard this:

Throwing kids against the wall to get guns off the streets? What part of that sounds like a well-run, disciplined, well-supervised plan? It’s wrong to let the MSM off the hook for calling the program Stop-And-Frisk. That isn’t its proper name. Its real name is Stop, Question and Frisk.

The bottom line is this: Mayor Bloomberg abused a legitimate program that reduced violent crime. Then he compounded the problem by making these exceptionally racist statements. The more we learn about him, the less appealing Bloomberg is. Let’s remember, too, that establishment Democrats are looking to him as their political savior.

The opposition research dump against Mike Bloomberg isn’t relenting. By now, everyone has heard about Bloomberg’s statement about Stop-Question-And-Frisk in which Bloomberg talks about getting guns off the street by throwing kids against the wall. He said that in the context of minority neighborhoods:


Saying that this isn’t a positive day for the Bloomberg campaign is understatement. Ed Morrissey’s post highlights something much worse:


Bloomberg actually says on the radio that “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” I don’t think that Bloomberg is a racist, though it’s clear he isn’t connecting with minority communities. When he first got into the race, he went to an African-American church and essentially pandered to the congregation.

The other thing that’s disgusting is how CNN tried defending Bloomberg. Each day, there’s additional proof that CNN is the propaganda machine of the DNC.

On the day voting happens in Vermont, we still don’t have the final vote totals from Iowa. That’s because the Sanders campaign and Buttigieg campaign have each asked for partial recanvasses of the results. At this rate, we might have Iowa’s totals verified before the Convention in Milwaukee. I’m not betting the ranch on that but it might happen.

With that crisis still unresolved, Democrats are facing a somewhat similar crisis in Nevada:

Frustrated. Concerned. Nervous. Those are some of the words aides are using to describe the mood within some of the top Democratic presidential campaigns in Nevada with only five days until early voting is set to begin for the state’s first in the West presidential caucus and still no details on how exactly it’s supposed to work.
Campaigns here in the Silver State have been told that the Nevada State Democratic Party won’t be using the same app and vendor that were in part responsible for bungling the results of Iowa’s caucus last week, that the party won’t be using any app at all, and that what the party does plan to use is best described as a “tool” or “calculator.” Beyond that, aides aren’t really sure what’s in store for the state’s Feb. 22 Democratic caucus.

Have Democrats run anything beyond a lemonade stand? Here in Minnesota, examples of DFL competence in running things are rarities. MNLARS will (hopefully) be a distant memory soon after being a nightmare for 2+ years. MNsure was a disaster for a year. The Minnesota Human Services fiascoes happened over a period of years before being discovered. People remember the disaster that Healthcare.gov was.

“It’s a little bit of a damper for our volunteers who are more hesitant to step up and say, ‘Yes, I will confirm I will be precinct leadership on Feb. 22,’ when they don’t feel entirely certain about what’s going to happen,” one aide said. “Never mind the campaign, but with four days until early voting begins, the people who are going to participate feel like they need to have a credible explanation of how the early voting and caucus process are going to work.”

Here we go again? Only a Democrat could turn simple arithmetic into this convoluted mess. This isn’t how this should work. The only top-tier Democrats who’ve run anything are Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg. Everyone else is a senator. They talk for a living.

Both mayors are far outside the mainstream on the issues, which is why few people outside the Democratic Party take either of them seriously. Meanwhile, the nation keeps humming along under President Trump’s leadership. He’s actually run something and holds mainstream views. The economy is strong. We’re safer than we were under President Obama. Emergencies are handled efficiently.

That’s quite the contrast from the Party that can’t even do basic math, aka the Democrats. Bernie hasn’t run anything. Ditto with Biden, Klobuchar, Warren or what’s his name that still hasn’t dropped out (Michael Bennet).

Things are running well. People are making money. Income inequality is shrinking. People’s 401(k)s are getting healthier. If it isn’t broke, don’t tinker with it. That’s what Democrats did with the Iowa Caucuses. How’d that turn out? This is how that worked:

The KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid) still works best. I’m a huge fan of trailing edge technology. I love things that work and that have worked for years. There’s nothing wrong with the Iowa Caucuses that a little uncomplicating can’t fix.

On a national scale, the lesson to be learned is that Democrats don’t run things. It isn’t part of their DNA. Bill Clinton is the lone exception. Berniecrats think that he’s too conservative. I guess they didn’t like the prosperity.

Anyone that thinks that a Bloomberg administration would keep the economy humming is kidding themselves. Bloomberg’s economic blueprint, which was outlined in this article, would be catastrophic. According to the article, the Bloomberg blueprint says “The 2020 presidential candidate unveiled $5 trillion in proposed new taxes Saturday as part of his sweeping domestic program. They would pay for infrastructure projects, as well as investments in green energy, affordable housing, education and health care, the billionaire Democratic candidate said.”

It continues with a quote from Bloomberg, which says “[the] plan I am releasing today raises rates on wealthy individuals and corporations, closes loopholes, cracks down on tax avoidance, expands the estate tax, and reduces the tax advantages that investors have over workers.” Finally, there’s this:

Among the proposals: rolling back President Trump’s corporate tax cuts; a new 5% surtax on incomes above $5 million a year; taxes on capital gains; lowering the threshold for the estate tax; and restoring top rates back to the Obama-era 39.6%.

In other words, Bloomberg’s plan would incentivize manufacturers to leave the US for places like Mexico, China and other foreign nations. Further, it would incentivize companies to not invest their money but rather to sit their cash on the sidelines. That’s the fastest way to slow job growth.

Then there’s this part of Bloomberg’s plan for economic justice for African Americans:

Black Americans have been disproportionately incarcerated, politically disenfranchised and subject to systematic discrimination. The enduring legacy of discrimination is reflected in the fact that the typical Black family has one-tenth the wealth of the typical white family.

Bill Clinton signed the bill that started mass incarcerations. President Trump signed the First Step Act that’s starting to reverse that incarceration trend. Democrats have taken African-Americans for granted. Democrats want their votes. They haven’t done anything to warrant the previously monolithic vote, though. Third, Ben Carson and Tim Scott have led the GOP’s efforts to create wealth for African-Americans through enterprise zones. President Trump signed significant increases in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, aka HSBU. Now, President Trump and his team are working on the Second Step Act to improve African-Americans’ lives.

Whatever Bloomberg promises to do, President Trump has already started doing. Bloomberg’s immigration policies are open border policies:

  1. Mike formed the pro-immigration organization New American Economy, representing more than 500 mayors and CEOs from all 50 states who are highlighting the contributions of immigrants.
  2. Mike ensured confidentiality of immigration status for all people who interacted with New York City government.
  3. Mike made New York City’s 311 government services hotline available in 170 languages and required city service agencies to provide translation and interpretation.

If you want the Democrat’s counterproductive policies on steroids, vote Bloomberg. Here’s a preview of Bloomberg’s TV ad that will air during the Super Bowl:

This won’t stop gun violence. It will only take guns out of law-abiding citizens. That’s the definition of counterproductive.