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Jackass Jim Acosta made another spectacle today, questioning White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders about whether she thinks “the press is the enemy of the people.” Rather than answering directly, Huckabee-Sander replied “It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country. Repeatedly, repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.” She then continued, saying “Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked. ICE officials are not welcomed in their place of worship” before finishing by saying “When I was hosted by the Correspondents’ Association, which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender. As far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection.”

Later, Acosta walked out of the briefing before tweeting this:

Here’s the video of their fiery exchange:

The truth is that Jim Acosta is a spoiled brat with no manners. It’s impossible to take him seriously. Further, his unprofessionalism is obvious to anyone with a functioning brain.

What’s painfully obvious is that this was another attempt to get attention. This was the first time that Acosta talked about the White House Correspondents Dinner fiasco. He didn’t bring it up, either. He spoke to it after Sarah Huckabee-Sanders brought it up along with a lengthy litany of other abuses she’s suffered through. If the media wants to rebuild their credibility, they should stop acting like jackasses. Further, they should stop hiring insulting comediennes for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Nothing says ‘Don’t take me seriously’ like an unfunny, unserious comedian.

The only thing that’s worse is this:

Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked.

That qualifies as a legitimate reason to say that the press is the enemy of the people. That’s what bitter, hateful people say. That isn’t what a professional with self-respect says. Kicking a reporter out for asking a controversial statement is one thing.

Today’s episode goes far beyond that. That was just mean-spirited unprofessional behavior. Acosta shouldn’t have been allowed to walk out early. He should’ve been kicked out. Then the White House should’ve issued a statement highlighting acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

If fair-minded people read this WCCO article, they’ll wonder who’s paying this reporter’s paychecks. The article opens by saying “Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed Wednesday the biggest tax and spending bills of the year. The move leaves the 2018 Legislature with few accomplishments, and a long list of grievances.”

It’s impossible to accomplish much when you’re working with a governor that puts politics ahead of people’s needs. I quoted Sen. Roger Chamberlain in this post because he said “The governor behaved like a toddler – emotional, impulsive, and unreasonable. Vetoing everything and bringing the session to a crashing halt because he couldn’t get exactly what he wanted is just another temper tantrum. It has become a recurring theme with this governor; it is a legacy of chaos and failure.” Amen to that, Sen. Chamberlain. That’s exactly how Gov. Dayton behaved.

If Gov. Dayton behaved like this to give the DFL a political advantage, he failed. By acting like a spoiled brat, he’s now forced DFL legislators and DFL legislative challengers to defend indefensible gubernatorial decisions. Vetoing the tax conformity bill because (here’s his words) “it didn’t punish corporations enough” for bringing their foreign profits home is beyond exceptionally stupid. Punishing them for bringing their foreign profits home incentivizes companies to leave their profits overseas. What type of idiot can’t figure that out?

By vetoing the tax conformity bill, Gov. Dayton is forcing DFL legislators and challengers to explain to these businesses why they’re getting hit with a major tax increase. Good luck selling that decision to a roomful of upset entrepreneurs.

Notice the slant, though. The almost-reflexive slant is that Gov. Dayton’s vetoes are the Republicans’ fault. WCCO doesn’t contemplate the possibility that Gov. Dayton didn’t act in the state’s best interests. It’s like WCCO thinks that it’s only possible that it’s the Republicans’ fault. Here’s a hint to WCCO: it’s perfectly possible that it’s Gov. Dayton’s fault because a) the tax conformity bill was reasonable legislation and b) he vetoed all of the major bills this session.

If Gov. Dayton had negotiated in good faith, which he didn’t at any point during the final weekend, it might be fair to blame Republicans. When the governor won’t negotiate but he will criticize everyone except him, then it’s his fault that nothing got done. That’s if you’re only paying attention to this year. I’m paying attention to each of the 8 painful years of the Dayton administration. In 2011, he promised Speaker Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Koch that they had a budget deal that didn’t include raising taxes. Zellers and Koch returned to their caucuses to brief them on the details of the deal. When they returned to Gov. Dayton’s office, he’d changed his mind. A tax increase was required.

Gov. Dayton’s promises are worthless.

In 2015, Speaker Daudt and Sen. Bakk spent 5 days negotiating with Gov. Dayton on a final budget. After 5 days, they were about to leave the Governor’s mansion when they decided to hammer out an agreement between themselves. Bipartisanship at its finest. Hooray. We won’t need a special session. Not so fast. Gov. Dayton and Rep. Thissen objected to it. Special session, here we come.

This year, the only thing that needed to get done was tax conformity. The House and Senate worked out a bill without Gov. Dayton’s input, not because they didn’t want his input but because Gov. Dayton was a no-show to negotiations. The bill gets passed with decent bipartisan support. Gov. Dayton vetoes it because he didn’t get his emergency school spending. Fine. There’s time left. The legislature puts together a $225,000,000 school funding package instead of the $137,900,000 that Gov. Dayton asked for. Gov. Dayton vetoes that, too, saying that the school money didn’t include new money.

That’s the equivalent of saying ‘if it isn’t done my way, I’m vetoing it. If people get hurt, that’s their problem.’ That isn’t a leader. That’s a spoiled brat. Thank God his reign of foolishness and incompetence is essentially over. Good riddance. Personally, I won’t miss him. Frankly, I wish he’d never been our governor.

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That might seem like a rhetorical question but it isn’t. It’s meant to highlight just how badly the DC media, aka the MSM, misread what’s happening outside the Beltway and along the coasts. Fortunately for Minnesotans and others in the Great Lakes and Rust Belt states, there’s a reporter who understands Heartlandspeak. Her name is Salena Zito and she’s a national treasure.

Salena has a book out that talks about the populist movement happening across the nation. The name of the book, which she co-wrote with Brad Todd, is “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics.” Follow the link above to get your copy. That’s a strong suggestion. (It doesn’t become an order until you purchase it. LOL) But I digress.

During the panel discussion on CBS’s Face the Nation, Dan Balz said “I ended up talking more to Republicans than people who had supported Trump. But in talking to some of the Democrats in the Midwest, I think there’s a feeling that the national Democratic Party doesn’t understand the Midwest in the same way that a lot of the Trump voters felt that they didn’t understand the Midwest. And their view is, the Democrats have to figure out a way to be able to talk to the center of the country while continuing to hold the coasts. And if they can do that, then they will be genuinely competitive in 2020.”

Then they turned to the real expert (Salena Zito) on the issue:

BRENNAN: And, Salena, that’s a question you’re asking in your book. I mean, is that even possible?
SALENA ZITO, “WASHINGTON EXAMINER”: Well, and, you know, one of the things about this coalition is, is that Donald Trump wasn’t the cause of it. He was the result of it. So this coalition, I believe, is willing to continue to break things, even outside the ballot box. I’m unsure what’s going to happen in — in the midterms. But I do understand that it is still pretty strong and it’s pretty intense and they still believe that both political parties, not just the Democrats but the Republicans as well, aren’t listening to what they have to say. And I find that fascinating that this movement is going on. But we’re still not hearing it. And — and so that —
BRENNAN: Not hearing it you’re saying on Capitol Hill? Not hearing it how?
ZITO: Not hearing it in the way it’s depicted when — typically when there’s news reports and they talk about, you know, well, the Trump voter is this and or that and this is what they want. Case in point, look at the Republicans in West Virginia, they were convinced that Don Blankenship had a chance. Well, I had been to West Virginia. It’s in my backyard. I live in Pittsburgh. Don Blankenship had zero chance. Absolutely none. But both the Republican establishment and a lot of the news media thought this was something that was going to happen. So they still don’t understand what is causing this coalition to stay together, but also to have their voice be heard in the ballot box.

In my estimation, there are 2 motivators for the Trump coalition. First, to tap into this coalition requires good listening. If you aren’t hearing what the people are frustrated about, you won’t tap into the power of this movement. The other requirement is to fulfill the promises made to the people you’ve just listened to.

Trump the candidate promised to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That promise gets fulfilled today. Another promise kept is getting out of the Iran deal. That was fulfilled last Tuesday. Another promise kept is the reduction of regulations. That started a month into his administration. It’s still continuing.

I’ve been pretty contrarian about the midterms thus far. After watching Salena today talk about Don Blankenship and how the MSM got it badly wrong, I’m more convinced than ever that the Democrats’ blue wave won’t materialize. That isn’t because I think that people think Republicans have changed into this promise-keeping political party. My theory is that there won’t be a blue wave because Democrats haven’t prioritized listening to people. Identity politics gets in the way of that. Further, it’s also my theory that they haven’t prioritized making and keeping promises with people who aren’t part of their identity politics special interests.

Sen. Jon Tester, (D-MT), has been skating on thin ice since President Trump crushed Hillary in Montana, winning by more than 100,000 votes. When Sen. Tester voted against the Trump/GOP tax cuts, he likely sealed his fate. If that didn’t seal his fate, Sen. Tester’s vicious attack on Ronny Brown pounded the final nail into his political coffin.

This morning, the NY Post’s editorial certainly criticizes Sen. Tester, saying “Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) unveiled a stunning laundry list of complaints allegedly made by unnamed whistleblowers — claims that Jackson was routinely drunk on duty (to the point of being ‘unresponsive’), created a ‘toxic work environment’ and handed out prescription opioids like ‘the candy man.’ And yet no one seemed to notice any of this as Jackson was treating three presidents and their families over a 12-year period.”

Like I said in this post, it’s incredible that nobody noticed any of these traits during his multiple FBI background checks. Further, I cited this article, which states “Over the last 48 hours, media outlets have alleged that U.S. Secret Service personnel were forced to intervene during a presidential foreign travel assignment in order to prevent disturbing (former) President Barack Obama. The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson. Rear Admiral Jackson, in his role as the official White House Physician, has provided years of dedicated support to the men and women of the Secret Service, often miles from home and under difficult travel conditions, in order to ensure our personnel are healthy and prepared to execute our critical mission.”

In other words, Sen. Tester’s vicious attack against Rear Admiral Jackson wasn’t justified but it was likely orchestrated. Now President Trump is chiming in on Sen. Tester:

Ruining an innocent man’s career for purely partisan reasons is disgusting. Montana can do better than Tester. In fact, it’s difficult to picture how they could do worse than him.

As for the orchestration accusation, what else explains the 23 faceless accusers who’ve made this accusation? They’ve never shown their faces. They’ve never been subjected to scrutinization by a profession interrogator. (Not that it would happen but wouldn’t you love watching Trey Gowdy interrogate these 23 cowards?) This is pretty cowardly, too:

Tester’s office has not specified the time frame during which the alleged misconduct occurred. The senator’s spokeswoman Marnee Banks said the office would not comment until it knew more about the White House records.

The 23 cowards are mentioned in this report:

Then there’s this:

CNN had reported allegations that Jackson drunkenly banged on the hotel room door of a female employee and that Secret Service personnel intervened out of concern that he would wake Obama.

And this:

The Democratic staff on the committee considering Jackson’s nomination also claimed Jackson had doled out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing.

That sounds pretty orchestrated. Faceless (aka cowardly) staffers make the accusation, the media dutifully reports it and Democrat senators announce that they won’t comment on it. Tester’s office won’t even say when the alleged incident happened.

What part of that sounds like it’s on the up-and-up?

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Joe Scarborough’s latest rant is a little frightening. In his latest column, Scarborough wrote “It is true that GOP leaders stand silent as President Trump trashes the rule of law, attacks federal judges and declares America’s free press the ‘enemy of the people.’ These lap dogs even remain muzzled as younger Americans are chained to a future of crippling debt. And they shame the memory of the first Republican president, who gave his life ending slavery, by marching alongside a bumbling bigot who labels Hispanics ‘breeders’ and ‘rapists,’ seeks to bar tens of millions of Muslims from entering the country, and defends white supremacy in the ugly aftermath of Charlottesville.”

First, it’s more than a stretch to say that President Trump is trashing the ruled of law. The chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee and the House Oversight Committee issued this statement when the Comey memos were released. Here’s the key part of their statement:

Former Director Comey’s memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated.

When President Nixon was investigated, Nixon didn’t instruct the FBI to fully investigate the break-in of DNC Headquarters at the Watergate Inn. Nixon did everything imaginable to prevent investigators from finding out the truth.

Next, while calling the liberals’ media enablers the “enemy of the people” is harsh, it isn’t unjustified. The definition of enemies is “a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.” Certainly, the DC media is filled with animosity towards President Trump. They’ve made things up in their attempt to justify their stories about impeaching President Trump.

It’s fair to say that an intentionally dishonest press is the enemy of the people. That’s because a dishonest press, whether it admits it or not, is putting its thumb on the scales to help one side gain an unfair advantage over the other side. That’s the definition of evil: harmful; injurious

It’s difficult to believe that Mr. Scarborough isn’t being intentionally dishonest in telling his readers that President Trump isn’t trashing the rule of law. Further, during the presidential primaries, Scarborough had Mr. Trump on his show multiple times a week. Other than Trump’s title changing from Mr. to President, Trump hasn’t changed a bit. Examine Scarborough’s facial expressions during this interview of then-Candidate Trump:

Was Mr. Scarborough too stupid to notice Trump’s characterization of Hispanics?

Mr. Scarborough’s credibility is disappearing by the week, thanks to statements like this:

But while the president and his team of misfit lawyers have reason to tread carefully under stormy legal skies, Republicans on Capitol Hill can relax. It’s becoming clear that Trump will not be running for president in 2020.

It’s clear that Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol hate President Trump more than they love America. At a time when President Trump has a legitimate shot at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, little brats are distorting the facts, claiming that President Trump hates the rule of law despite proof that President Trump insists on following the rule of law.

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It’s frightening to think that someone as stupid as Jeffrey Toobin could be paid to be an analyst. Then again, we’re talking about CNN, which seems to set new lows each week. The question is whether they’ll ever stop digging. According to this article, when told of President Trump’s idea to arm teachers, Toobin said “That is insane. That’s an insane idea. Seriously? Did anybody go to school here? Does anybody remember their teachers? Do you think we should give all of them guns? Do you think they want guns?”

First, let’s look at what Toobin said. He said “Personally, I am pro-rancor. I am pro-vitriol. I am pro somebody doing something about this rather than being polite when you hear the president of the United States say the answer is to give every teacher in America a gun. That is insane. That is an insane idea.”

Next, let’s admit that Jeffrey Toobin is lying through his teeth. That isn’t close to what President Trump said. In fact, I just read through the transcript from Wednesday afternoon’s meeting with students, parents and teacher from Parkland HS. The first time that arming teachers was brought up was when Fred Abt spoke:

And one possible solution, which we’ve discussed with Secretary DeVos over lunch, was, if a tragedy strikes, can we wait for the first responders to get to the campus four, or five, or six, or seven minutes later? And one possible solution, which may not be very popular, would be to have people in the school, teachers, administrators, who have volunteered to have a firearm safely locked in the classroom, who are given training throughout the year.

There are plenty of teachers that are already licensed to carry firearms. Have them raise their hands to volunteer for the training. And when something like this starts, the first responders are already on campus. And if it’s not the teachers, you could have people that work on the campus. A custodian could be an undercover policeman. Someone who works in the library or the lunchroom could be an undercover policeman. He serves lunch every day, but he also has a firearm at the ready. A guidance counselor.

If you can’t stop it from happening, and with hundreds of millions of guns out there, I don’t know if it will ever be fully stopped. But the challenge becomes, once it starts, to end it as quickly as possible.

It wasn’t even brought up by President Trump. That didn’t matter to Jeffrey Toobin. His goal wasn’t to further the conversation. It’s apparent that his goal is to put words that advance his agenda into President Trump’s mouth. I know he isn’t a reporter but can’t he at least get this right?

Toobin’s mission wasn’t to enlighten or inform. Toobin’s mission was to throw white gas on the situation. Toobin’s mission was to misinform.

It’s impossible to take CNN seriously as serious journalists. It’s relatively easy to think of them as competitors with National Enquirer or other tabloids.

Joseph Curl’s article on the Democrats’ attempt to turn Hurricane Maria into “Trump’s Katrina” is verifiably dishonest. For instance, Curl’s article starts by saying “From the moment Hurricane Maria smashed through Puerto Rico, ripping off roofs and crushing the island’s electrical grid, President Trump activated all avenues of response by the U.S. government. The military and throngs of first responders rushed in and tons of water and food were sent to the U.S. territory.”

Despite those verifiable facts, Mika Brzezinski couldn’t resist publishing a dishonest tweet that said “First the President attacks an American hero fighting for his life, now he attacks AMERICANS suffering through 2017’s Katrina. #hesnotfit” Actually, President Trump didn’t attack Americans (plural). He attacked grandstanding San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin-Cruz. President Trump, BTW, wasn’t the only person criticizing Mayor Yulin-Cruz.

Guaynabo “Mayor Angel Perez Otero says that Mayor Yulin Cruz has been a no show at coordination meetings between FEMA, U.S. military officials, and Puerto Rican leaders”, adding that “We are receiving a lot of help from FEMA and the Red Cross…there is lots of help coming to us,” adding, “they won’t leave until Puerto Rico is good.”

This might be beyond the intellect of an elitist MSNBC anchor but I’m betting that it isn’t difficult for blue collar workers to figure out. For Mika’s benefit, I’ll spell this out. Mayor Yulin-Cruz is Puerto Rico’s version of Ray Nagin. Mayor Perez-Otero is Puerto Rico’s version of Gov. Abbott.

A month ago, people were praising President Trump and FEMA Administrator Brock Long for their performance during Harvey and Irma. The operations worked like clockwork, both from a local standpoint and a federal standpoint. It isn’t likely that Brock Long suddenly went from genius to incompetent. The advance supplies were in place in Puerto Rico just like they’d been pre-positioned for Harvey. In Houston, the ‘recovery machine’ functioned efficiently and beautifully. In Florida, ditto. In most of Puerto Rico, things are going as well as can be expected considering the amount of devastation. The only hiccup in Puerto Rico is where Mayor Yulin-Cruz has been officially in charge. Check out this video, then tell me President Trump is the bottleneck:

This paragraph is devastating to MSNBC’s and CNN’s attempt to turn Maria into Trump’s Katrina because Brock Long lays it all out:

“The problem that we have with the mayor unfortunately is that unity of command is ultimately what’s needed to be successful in this response” and “What we need is for the mayor, the good mayor, to make her way to the joint field office and get plugged into what’s going on and be successful,” he continued, “I think that’s the bottom line on that tweet.”

Here’s a question for Mika. If a) the supplies are pre-positioned where they’re supposed to be and b) other cities are getting those pre-positioned supplies to their constituents, wouldn’t it be wise to find out why only 1 city is having difficulty? Wouldn’t it be reasonable to think that leadership matters? Further, since other mayors have praised President Trump and FEMA, isn’t it reasonable to question whether the problem might not be President Trump?

Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and unwell. Look how it’s making Democrats stupid beyond repair. The proof of that is Mika’s Twitterstorm. First, there’s this tweet:

Listen and then ask yourself whether this man is fit to lead any country, let alone the most important one in the world. #heisnotfit

Then there’s this tweet:

Enough with your distractions and doddering games. There are lives to save in Puerto Rico. Focus Mr. President, focus. #heisnotfit

The proof is there for all to see. Mayor Yulin-Cruz is whining into the TV cameras while the other mayors are getting FEMA’s pre-positioned supplies out to their constituents. That’s pointing the finger at one politician and it isn’t President Trump. The other finger that’s getting pointed is at CNN and MSNBC. They’re losing credibility daily by lying about President Trump. Their hatred is disgusting because it’s unprofessional.

If the St. Cloud Times ever insists that they aren’t biased, I’ll have tons of proof that they are. Their latest editorial is one of their worst anti-truth hit pieces since I started reading their editorials. It didn’t take long for the Times’ bias to surface. The Times’ opening paragraph says “Much to the anguish those who believe in the vision of the United States as a melting pot, President Trump is making good on his campaign theme of aggressively pursuing policies that are not friendly to immigrants.”

It’s dishonest for the Times to say that President Trump is “aggressively pursuing policies that are not friendly to immigrants.” I triple-dog dare the Times to offer proof that President Trump’s policies aren’t friendly to legal immigrants. The Times isn’t that sloppy. This ‘slip’ was intentional. The Times’ intent was to paint Republicans, especially President Trump, as hating immigration. Later, the editors wrote “Citing legal overreach by his predecessor and a desire for comprehensive immigration reform, Trump has given Congress six months to draft a legally binding legislative solution to DACA. It maybe a savvy legal maneuver, but it’s a cruel blow to people who had no say in coming here yet are embracing the American dream. Not to mention the message it sends to the rest of the world.”

It finishes with paragraphs that could’ve been written by the DNC:

Again, there is no doubt Trump’s push to revoke DACA is another punch to the face of immigrants.

For the sake of these 800,000 people and to preserve America as a beacon of hope and freedom for the world, Congress must counter that punch with a legislative solution, ideally one that finally fixes our long-broken immigration system.

In the minds of leftists like the St. Cloud Times, there isn’t any doubt. In the minds of thoughtful, analytical people, there’s no doubt that Republicans, especially President Trump, insist that people coming to the United States must do it legally.

Here’s a question people should ask themselves. Why do Democratic activists, including those in the media, insist on conflating illegal immigration with legal immigration? Further, let’s ask ourselves if people see the US as a “beacon of hope and freedom” because we don’t enforce our laws.

This editorial would disappear if I removed the DFL/DNC talking points from it. When America was great, we believed in enforcing laws. We believed in the First Amendment. We fought for the Bill of Rights. We thought, correctly, that we were the planet’s last, best hope. Somewhere along the way, America’s major institutions stopped enforcing laws and believing in the First Amendment. We started cheap labor flood into the US. We started looking the other direction when presidents created new laws because the law was something we agreed with.

If we continue looking the opposite direction, we won’t be the “beacon of hope and freedom for the world” much longer.

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Scott Johnson’s latest post on Sen. Franken and Sen. Klobuchar blocking the confirmation of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals is informative in that it show how dishonest Franken and Klobuchar are. It also highlights how corrupt the Twin Cities media is.

Speaking to the latter, Scott writes “I have done my best to bring to light the machinations involved in the blocking of the Stras nomination. Wheels are in spin. The story is of interest to many Minnesota citizens of different stripes, yet it has received virtually no coverage in the Star Tribune or the Minnesota media. The story is also of interest to a national audience following the Minnesota senators, each of whom has big plans for the future. From the perspective of their aspirations, Justice Stras is a bit player.”

It isn’t a secret that both Klobuchar and Franken see themselves as part of a national ticket in the next couple of elections. That they see themselves that way is why the Twin Cities media is doing their best to protect them from being called obstructionists.

To the former, Scott writes “Senator Klobuchar has carved a niche projecting an aura of bipartisan good feelings that conceals pure partisan hackery. As I think our coverage has demonstrated, the Stras nomination presents a powerful case in point, several times over.”

This weekend, I saw a liberal pundit address the Stras nomination on At Issue. This pundit tried justifying the Stras nomination obstructionism by saying (I’m paraphrasing this) Republicans blocked a Supreme Court nominee from even getting a hearing. This pundit was talking about Merrick Garland’s nomination. I’d just argue that Republicans didn’t attempt to hide their strategy.

They announced that they weren’t going to give him a hearing and they said why they were employing this strategy. Compare that with the secrecy that St. Amy of Hennepin County and Sen. Stuart Smalley, my nicknames for Sen. Klobuchar and Sen. Franken, have operated under while obstructing Stras’s nomination.

Simply put, Franken is a political hatchetman who’s part of the Resistance Movement that’s done everything to obstruct everything that President Trump has tried doing to fix the mess that the Obama administration dumped into his lap.

Franken hasn’t done anything to pretend that he’s got Minnesota’s or the nation’s best interest at heart. Klobuchar is a political hack, too, though she has more political talent than Franken. They, along with Gov. Dayton, have gotten elected because people still think today’s DFL is like the party of Humphrey, Mondale and Wellstone.

The truth is that party disappeared years ago. Today’s DFL doesn’t represent farmers or laborers, the F and L in DFL. Farmers have abandoned the DFL in recent years, as evidenced by the fact that rural Minnesota is what’s helped Republicans regain the majority in both houses of the Minnesota legislature. Further, Hillary Clinton got buried in northern Minnesota, losing the Eighth District to President Trump by almost 60,000 votes.

It’s time for the Twin Cities media to prove that they’re professionals, not DFL activists. Thus far, I’ve seen little proof that they aren’t DFL activists.

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This week, we watched Houstonians and other heroes appear before our eyes. They volunteered their time to help families in convention centers who had lost everything. They loaded up their boats and helped first responders rescue families from flooded homes. This week, we saw the best of America while seeing Harvey’s destruction.

This week, the MSM got pushed to the side. It wasn’t relevant most of this week. It isn’t coincidental that Americans saw American exceptionalism at its finest. Now that we’re coming to the end of Phase One of the recovery, the MSM and The Swamp are reasserting itself in an attempt to take control again. This time, Chris Cillizza’s article focuses its attention on dividing the nation once again. How sad.

Like a moth being drawn to a flame, the MSM and other creatures of the Swamp can’t help themselves. They’re drawn to conflict and division. Cillizza’s article starts by saying “Back in the fall of 2012, as Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New Jersey coastline, a whole lot of political myths got started. One was that Gov. Chris Christie’s hug of then-President Barack Obama amid the crisis was somehow the linchpin to Obama’s re-election. The second was that the disaster relief package for Sandy became a congressional Christmas tree — decorated with every little pet project that any member wanted, all under the guise of helping New Jersey.”

This is what’s wrong with Democrats. Truly patriotic Americans don’t want to rehash old fights. They’d prefer getting on with the nation’s business. At this moment, that means immediately putting a clean disaster relief bill together and getting it to President Trump’s desk ASAP.

It’s time for Americans to reject the MSM’s and The Swamp’s agenda of division and discord. That isn’t who we are. We’re better than that.

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