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Everyone knows that President Trump and Vice President Pence, aka Team Fun, are coming to Minnesota this Thursday. Good for them. They’re going all in to flip Minnesota. DFL Gov. Tim Walz sounds worried that President Trump will flip Minnesota. While Ed still thinks it’s a longshot, I still think it’s possible. I think it’s possible because, frankly, the Democrat presidential candidates are pretty mediocre. If there was a positive-sounding moderate voice that didn’t listen to the AOC + 3 crowd, I think Minnesota would be offlimits. Democrats don’t have a candidate that fits that description.

That being said, they’re sending out tons of fundraising emails:

John,
I’m sure you’re aware that President Trump is holding a campaign rally in Minnesota this Thursday, but I wanted to make sure you saw the breaking news that they’re tripling down.

Karen Pence and Lara Trump will now be coming to hold a campaign event on Wednesday, and Vice President Pence will be coming to hold a separate rally on Thursday. For both Trump and Pence, this will be the second time they’ve visited Minnesota this year. They’re going all-in on flipping Minnesota red, and they think they can do it with a message of fear and division.

But we know better. Minnesotans resoundingly rejected their scare tactics up and down the ballot in 2018, and as long as we can hold our own against the avalanche of far-right-wing money headed our way, we will again in 2020. So, with all eyes on Minnesota this week, we need to send a clear message. We’re setting a goal of 500 individual donors by Thursday night and we’re counting on you to hit it.

Most of Gov. Walz’s fundraising email is right but he got one thing wrong. Unfortunately, the thing that Walz got wrong is the biggest thing he got wrong. Lara Trump and Karen Pence don’t think that they’ll flip Minnesota from blue-to-red “with a message of fear and division.” If Minnesota flips, it’ll be because the economy is helping all population groups. The economy is helping minorities like never before. President Trump signed prison reform, which is already helping minority communities. The energy industry is incredible, with the US as the world’s energy superpower.

This looks like fun.

The Democrats, on the other hand, are the dividers. Democrats are the people pushing a divisive faux impeachment drive. Democrats retook the US House by promising the people that they’d fix health care. The Democrats haven’t fixed the problems they promised they’d fix. 33 Democrats joined the Problem Solvers Caucus. Thus far, those Democrats haven’t fixed anything.

When we had unified Republican government, they focused on making life better for the people. Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which helped the economy take off like it never did during the Obama administration. They used the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Obama administration’s anti-energy regulations.

To be fair, there’s more to accomplish, like fixing immigration and asylum walls and building the wall between the US and Mexico. We still have to fix health care after the Democrats screwed it up with Obamacare. If you want a stagnant economy and rationed health care, including no private health care, vote Democrat. If you want a strong economy, vote Republican. If you want minorities prospering like never before, vote Republican. If you want your constitutional rights protected, vote Republican.

If you want Congress to waste time on a divisive faux impeachment inquiry, vote Democrat.

Since Angie Craig and Dean Phillips announced that they supported impeachment proceedings, they’ve resisted making it a level playing field for Republicans and Democrats alike. Thus far, the ‘rules’ have been made up on the fly.

If that’s the Democrats’ definition of constitutional fairness, I don’t think many people will agree with Democrats. We’ve been told by Ms. Pelosi that this is a solemn matter that requires constant prayer and introspection. These hearings haven’t featured fairness, much less constitutional principles. Why haven’t Phillips and Craig insisted on investigative fairness? If this is supposed to be a time of solemnity, why hasn’t Schiff displayed fairness throughout?

Craig and Phillips flipped their opinions on whether to conduct an investigation into impeachment based on nothing. Let’s remember that these freshmen Democrats switched their opinions before the facts of the case changed. When Craig and Phillips switched to yes on the impeachment investigation, they didn’t switch their opinion on whether they think President Trump should be impeached.

Craig and Phillips switched their opinion the Friday before Queen Nancy declared the impeachment inquiry was official. Let’s not forget that the Trump-Zelensky transcript wasn’t released until the day after Queen Nancy’s declaration. Let’s not forget that the CIA snitch’s complaint wasn’t released until that Thursday. It’s fair to ask Craig and Phillips why they changed their minds.

Let’s ask this Democrat duo what rules must be put in place to ensure fairness and constitutional due process. Should President Trump’s attorneys have the right to confront President Trump’s accusers? If not, why not? If defendants’ representation are allowed to cross-examine witnesses, shouldn’t a man have that right if he’s about to potentially be thrown out of office?

Craig and Phillips haven’t pushed for a real impeachment vote. Apparently, they won’t vote for a real investigation. Apparently, Democrats are willing to vote for articles of impeachment without an investigation:

House Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call, enough votes to impeach Trump and send articles to the Senate, even before their planned hearings or formal investigation.

That’s breathtakingly stunning. At least 40 of those Democrats just signed their political death certificate. It might reach higher; perhaps as much as 50-55 might get defeated. These Democrats just said that they’ll vote to undo an election without conducting an investigation. Remember this moment of solemnity?

That’s when Ms. Pelosi said “The actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution, especially when the President says that “Article II says that I can do whatever I want.” It’s time Ms. Pelosi went to law school. She apparently hasn’t figured out that due process is a constitutional right. Likewise, Ms. Pelosi apparently doesn’t know that the right to a speedy trial doesn’t mean skipping the investigation.

Angie Craig and Dean Phillips are part of that 217 vote majority who will vote to impeach President Trump without investigating him. If that isn’t the definition of radicalism, then such a definition doesn’t exist. Craig and Phillips should join a lengthy list of radical Democrats who’ll need to look for work come New Years Day 2020.

Yesterday, it was pretty much ‘Open Warfare Day’ within the Democratic Party. It turns out that Justice Democrats are interested in handing the House majority to Republicans on a silver platter. During the open warfare on Twitter, shots were fired in both directions pretty much all day long.

Later in the day, things started getting nasty. AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, fired a shot, saying “I think the point still stands. I don’t think that people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system.” That tweet opened the floodgates. Shortly thereafter, someone with personal access to the official House Democrat Twitter account tweeted “Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color? Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice. She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue.” Later in the day, the gloves came off, with Chakrabarti tweeting this:


Ouch. “I’d challenge you to find voters that can name a single thing House Democrats have done for their kitchen table this year.” Chakrabarti just handed the NRCC an industrial-strength jackhammer to beat Democrats over the head with from now through Election Day, 2020. When Democrats admit that Democrats haven’t done anything to help voters with kitchen-table issues, that isn’t the way to preserve the Democrats’ majority. That’s a lesson on how to give Republicans their majority back on a silver platter.

If Democrats insist on fighting amongst themselves, Republicans should shut up and get out of the way. The first rule of your opponent demolishing themselves is to step out of the way and let them.

The serious point in all this that isn’t getting much attention is this: Democrats really haven’t gotten anything done since regaining the House majority. They’ve passed legislation but that legislation doesn’t fix any problems. It’s mostly been highly ideological stuff that doesn’t have a chance of getting a hearing in the Senate. House Democrats will complain about this during the campaign but I don’t see that having much of an impact.

Democrats have been badly wrong on 3 major immigration-related issues. Democrats are wrong about decriminalizing illegal border crossings. Democrats are certainly wrong with giving free health care to illegal aliens. Finally, Democrats are wrong in vilifying border patrol agents as the heartless people that AOC has characterized them as.

Sunday night on The Next Revolution, host Steve Hilton focused virtually the entire show on immigration-related issues:

It isn’t hyperbole to say that this was a spirited debate for virtually the entire hour. Rep. Harley Rouda, (D-Calif.), got asked some rather pointed questions about immigration. At one point, a questioned noted that Rep. Rouda mentioned some legislation from 2013. The questioner asked him if he thought that the bill would be a good bill. Rouda said it would be. The questioner then immediately asked him if he’d talk to Speaker Pelosi to get the bill a hearing.

Rouda dodged, saying that he’s just one vote so he couldn’t get the bill passed by himself. With all due respect, that isn’t what the questioner asked. The questioner asked if he’d introduce the bill for consideration. It’s my contention that Rouda knows that the fight between Pelosi and AOC is just window-dressing. Democrats know that the Resist Movement controls the Democrats’ agenda in the House.

These things will get exposed during the campaign. That’s when ths food fight will intensify.

Donald Trump Jr.’s op-ed insists that President Trump, his father, will be the biggest beneficiary of the Democrats’ escalating civil war. The Democrats’ escalating civil war is also known as the Democrats’ circular firing squad.

While the media pontificates over the moderates vs. the Squad, Americans have noticed that the House Democrats’ list of accomplishments isn’t lengthy or impressive. As Donald Jr. highlights, the Squad, aka AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, isn’t that interested in legislative accomplishments. At this point, they’re mostly interested in getting lots of air time on CNN and MSNBC or increasing their followers on social media.

That’s a stupid decision. People want Congress to do things that improve their lives. In his op-ed, Trump Jr. made an astute observation when he said “Democrats are more beholden to their activist class than to the majority of the American people. Whether voters like it or not, extremists such as Ocasio-Cortez, not Pelosi, are in charge of setting the party agenda.”

The pundits won’t admit this but the AstroTurf activists have run the Democrats’ agenda since, at minimum, 2011. Currently, the Democrats’ agenda is mostly driven by hate. It isn’t a secret that the Resist Movement is calling the shots. Their hatred of President Trump has driven them crazy. That’s what’s known as Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Although Democratic leaders may take issue with the left wing of the party, the mainstream media and the 2020 presidential candidates have fully embraced the liberal agenda. In the most recent primary debate, all the Democratic candidates on stage supported providing ‘free’ health care for undocumented immigrants. Several candidates also support decriminalizing illegally crossing the border. Reparations for slavery and late term abortion are now considered the litmus test thresholds by the Democratic base as well. When far left Democrats are not calling their centrist members racist, they show off their ability to pander in Spanish.

Meanwhile, President Trump has a lengthy list of accomplishments to run. That’s in addition to his America First agenda items still to accomplish. When people watch the Squad say no to virtually everything on President Trump’s America First agenda, especially on immigration, they’ll notice that Democrats haven’t shown an interest in fixing problems.

Something that Donald Trump Jr. didn’t mention that’s worth mentioning is how little the Democrats on the Problem Solvers Caucus have done. Supposedly moderate, these Democrats have been virtually worthless. When a person hasn’t been productive, it’s often said that ‘I could count on one hand his accomplishments.’ In the Problem Solvers Caucus case, their accomplishments could be counted without hands. They don’t have any accomplishments. Like the other Democrat, they’re owned by the Resist Movement. They talk a moderate game but they don’t do a thing. This video provides proof of that accusation:

I don’t doubt that they’ve written health care legislation. Has it gotten a committee hearing? The answer is ‘it hasn’t’. Democrats will lose the House because the American people have seen that Democrats are all-investigations-all-the-time. Why would independents vote for people whose only goal is to harass the most productive president in our lifetime? He’s gotten a tremendous amount of things done despite the Democrats’ obstructionism.