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It’s difficult to characterize Rep. Ilhan Omar’s thought process as coherent. This week, Omar introduced another anti-Semitic resolution. It isn’t surprising that Rep. Omar’s resolution is filled with faulty ‘thinking’, if you can call it thinking.

The resolution seeks to justify the anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Movement. The resolution highlights the boycotts against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Apartheid South Africa. What this has to do with Israel is anyone’s guess. It isn’t known whether that’s part of Rep. Omar’s thinking or whether she’s just that filled with anti-Semitism. I suspect the latter. In this video, Rep. Omar compares the BDS Movement to the Boston Tea Party:

This is what a warped mind looks like. Frankly, it’s a frightening thing to see. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It’s surrounded by nations that wish it didn’t exist. What does that have to do with Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or apartheid South Africa?

Frankly, if Democrats want to keep supporting Rep. Omar, that’s their decision. If that’s what Democrats decide, then Democrats should expect to lose their majority in the House in 2020.

Some insiders in the Democratic Party think that Rep. Omar is part of the ‘Shake things up’ wing of the party. Others think that she’s from the growing Anti-Semitism wing of the Democratic Party. Personally, I think she’s part of the growing ‘Spit-For-Brains, Can’t Think Straight if her life depended on it’ wing of the party. Rep. Omar is also part of the haters wing of the Democratic Party.

If this petition passes, expect the Democrats to pay a heavy political price for that decision in 2020. Finally, notice how halting Rep. Omar’s presentation is. I wonder why it sounds like her heart isn’t in it.

Based on the contents of this article, it’s pretty clear that AOC and Democrat presidential candidates are helping Republicans win the fight on immigration. Democrats thinking that they can just pander to the immigration extremists are kidding themselves.

AOC calling CBP detention centers “concentration camps” was the first step in helping Democrats lose the fight on immigration. AOC vehemently insisting that CBP agents had told women to drink out of toilets poisoned the conversation even more. (Nobody except the extreme far left believed her.) The tipping point, though, came when each of the Democrat presidential candidates said that the US should give illegal aliens free health care. Check out what one Michigan focus group said on the matter:

They grew animated on the subject of 2020 Democrats offering free health care to illegal immigrants. “Why would you want to give it to another person from a different country for free?” Larry S. asked. “Give them free benefits, this that and the other thing. That is ridiculous,” said Rhonda H. “We need to focus on Americans and not the immigrants,” said Paul T.

That’s music to President Trump’s ears. If Democrats continue ignoring the American people, they’ll hand Trump a re-election victory on a silver platter. This is what happens when spineless Democrats try to out-left each other.

The Democrats’ biggest problem is that they’re forced into thoroughly unpopular positions by the Resist Movement. Resist is vehemently opposed to Trump victories of any sort. When Democrats follow Resist’s script, they lose. It’s that simple.

The joke about Resist these days is that if President Trump cured cancer, Resist would issue a statement complaining that he’d put oncologists on unemployment. Nothing positive can be seen as a victory for President Trump, apparently. How sad.

AOC needs a new dictionary, too. Here’s the real definition for concentration camps:

A place for assembling and confining political prisoners and enemies of a nation. Concentration camps are particularly associated with the rule of the Nazis in Germany, who used them to confine millions of Jews (see also Jews) as a group to be purged from the German nation. Communists, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other persons considered undesirable according to Nazi principles, or who opposed the government, were also placed in concentration camps and eventually executed in large groups. (See Holocaust.)

What part of that definition sounds even remotely like what’s happening in these detention centers? Answer: nothing.

Democrats are hitching their wagon to AOC much like they hitched their wagon to another loser 18 years ago. That loser’s name was Hillary Clinton. Why don’t Democrats learn?

Democrats these days insist that white privilege is altogether too real. Further, Democrats insist that white privilege is dangerous to civilized society. Why hasn’t the MSM, aka the Agenda Media, written about leftist privilege? Is it because the MSM’s goal is to provide cover for leftists? Is it because the MSM is well to the left of Rust Belt Democrats?

It’s disgusting that the Twin Cities media treats Rep. Omar with kid gloves. In fact, they treat her better than Hindus treat sacred cows. How else can you explain what’s in this article? I find it more than a little ironic to notice that a blogger and a writer for a conservative website outperformed the supposedly well-staffed media outlet (I won’t call the Star Tribune a newspaper just like I won’t call WCCO-TV a news station.) Star Tribune. Powerline’s Scott Johnson and Pajama Media’s David Steinberg simply ate the Strib’s lunch. In fact, they did that pretty much on a daily basis. Let’s get into what the Twin Cities media either missed or, more likely, omitted from their articles.

Reporters Preya Samsundar of AlphaNewsMN, Scott Johnson of Powerline, myself, and virtually no one else attempted to sway the most influential media decision on Omar: that of Minnesota’s largest outlet, the Star Tribune. In addition to our many published articles, the Star Tribune received calls and emails from us offering to privately share additional leads we had gathered.

This isn’t surprising but it’s definitely appalling:

the Star Tribune received calls and emails from us offering to privately share additional leads we had gathered.

Forget the notion of the Strib being a news-gathering organization. Let’s call them what they truly are — the propaganda operation of the DFL. In addition to not reporting about Rep. Omar’s indiscretions, where were they on reporting about the child care fraud scandal that’s gripping the Department of Human Services? Nowhere to be found, as near as I can tell.

After the 2:00 mark of this video, check out the things said by Omar’s constituents:

Those are the faces of the loony left. This might explain why hardline progressives get a virtual free pass with the MSM. The thought that the Trump administration is building a militia is delusional. Unfortunately, Omar’s constituents think that it’s virtually certain. Being free from meaningful media scrutiny is a better privilege than white privilege.

Ronna McDaniel told FNC’s Sandra Smith something that must’ve startled Democrats and excited Republicans. During the interview, McDaniel told Smith that “Listen, women right now can’t vote, but they can vote with their pocketbook. Over 50 percent of the smaller donations coming to the Trump campaign are from women. That’s more than any other Democrat.”

What makes that so significant is that the Trump campaign is getting tons of small-dollar contributions. Also, the Trump campaign is on target to raise the most money in the history of presidential campaigns. McDaniel made a bold prediction that’s worth noting when she predicted that “When the president goes to them in November of 2020 and he says, ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago?’ women are going to look at their lives and they’re going to say yes I am and they’re going to vote for him.'”

The Democrat nominee will be well-funded but they’ll be at a disadvantage, thanks in large part to the volunteer army that the campaign is recruiting, but also because they’ve already staffed their offices in DC and New York but also in each state across the nation. The Trump/RNC data operation is top notch, too.

On Tuesday Lara Trump told the crowd, “You don’t have to agree with everything that Donald Trump tweets. You don’t have to agree with the way that he delivers every single message. But you sure as heck are going to like the fact that you have a bit of a better life now thanks to this president.”

That’s one hell of a closing argument in 2020.

Axios insists that President Trump’s fight with the Squad was purely impulsive. I’m not nearly as certain of that. In fact, there’s some pretty solid thinking that this was intentional and well-executed. In an interview with Bill Hemmer, Newt Gingrich explained that President Trump plays chess while his opponents play tic-tac-toe. I tend to believe Gingrich because he’s bested too many people for this to be accidental.

Katie Pavlich seems to think there’s a method to President Trump’s madness, too:

“I think that President Trump making these women the face of the Democratic Party as they want to be. They want to burn it down. They want their socialist policies to reign,” Pavlich said on ‘The Five.’ “Democrats are going to find out a whole lot more about who they are because they’re going to primary them as we just saw.”

Nothing about the Squad’s behavior says that they’re respectful. If anything, their actions signal that they’re extremely disrespectful. These women have made it pretty clear that they aren’t interested in being key parts of the Democratic Party. They want to be the Democratic Party.

Newt’s right. Democrats will likely be united. That isn’t automatically a positive thing, especially in the time of AOC + 3. Uniting around insane things still creates a landslide. Further, Pelosi, the leftist pundits and the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, aka the media, can whine all they want about moderates. Now that the moderates have voted to protect AOC + 3, who will believe that there are still moderate Democrats?

It’s obvious that President Trump doesn’t just want to win re-election. He certainly wants that but he wants to recapture the majority in the House and grow the Republicans’ majority in the Senate. To do that, he’ll need a supercharged GOP coming out of the convention. Based on the fundraising numbers and the numbers of people volunteering at the rallies, I’m betting that President Trump will get his wish.

Thomas Friedman’s latest column must’ve been a difficult column to write for him. It’s one of the few columns that he’s written that I’ve actually agreed with.

For instance, Mr. Friedman was exceptionally coherent when he wrote “I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.” I totally agree, Mr. Friedman. I think that’s just common sense. I think it’s also just common courtesy. I wish more of your media cohorts would starting simple truths like that on a frequent basis.

Mr. Friedman’s coherent statements continued in the next paragraph when he wrote “I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.” Again, this isn’t complicated. It’s common sense.

Which brings us to Mr. Friedman’s lede. Friedman opens the column by saying “I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, ‘Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?'” Yes, Thomas, President Trump’s path to re-election is smoother than a baby’s bottom. On the Democrats’ stage are wannabes without any political gifting. Compared with this clown show, John Kerry might look entirely plausible.

And I was shocked by how feeble was front-runner Joe Biden’s response to the attack from Kamala Harris — and to the more extreme ideas promoted by those to his left. So, I wasn’t surprised to hear so many people expressing fear that the racist, divisive, climate-change-denying, woman-abusing jerk who is our president was going to get re-elected, and was even seeing his poll numbers rise.

That’s a polite way of saying that these Democrat candidates stink to high heaven. They’re more qualified to do burlesque than run for president. This paragraph speaks volumes:

But I’m disturbed that so few of the Democratic candidates don’t also talk about growing the pie, let alone celebrating American entrepreneurs and risk-takers. Where do they think jobs come from?

Tom, from what I’ve seen, these Democrats don’t think about jobs. They’re mostly about hating employers. You’ve criticized President Trump and that’s fair. What you haven’t done the last 5-10 years is hold Democrats accountable. You let the beast grow. Now that the Democratic Party has essentially disappeared, at least the Democratic Party you grew up in, you’re shocked to find a hideous creature ruled by The Squad.

Lest you think that Mr. Friedman is smart, I’ll disabuse you of that notion with this video:

It reminds me of Joe Biden saying that President Trump “doesn’t get it.” It’s Biden that doesn’t get it. That’s why President Trump will win re-election.

If this article is right, then House Democrats will hand President Trump a huge victory later this afternoon. According to the article, “Texas Rep. Al Green’s resolution faces long odds, as the House is expected to easily block his impeachment effort. But the move nevertheless presents a dilemma for impeachment supporters and moderate Democrats alike, as it will put them on the record in what’s likely to be a vote to either kill the resolution or refer it to the Judiciary Committee.”

If Democrats vote to table Green’s resolution, President Trump will be able to say that he’s been exonerated by the House. He’ll have the vote to prove it, too. If the House refers it to Chairman Nadler’s committee, he’ll have to deal with it. At that point, Chairman Nadler will be caught in between the impeachment fanatics and Speaker Pelosi. At that point, there’s just one thing to say for a conservative. That thing is ‘Pass the popcorn.’

Once this gets tabled, many questions will need to be answered. How will this fracture House Democrats? Will this dampen House Democrats’ enthusiasm? Will Democrats be seen as too far left to be kept in charge of the House?

Speaker Pelosi didn’t do Rep. Green any favors in her weekly press conference:

“With all the respect in the world for him, we have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the President may have engaged in,” Pelosi said. “That is the serious path that we are on, not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we’ll deal with that on the floor.”

UPDATE: They killed the resolution:

The House on Wednesday easily defeated an effort from a Texas Democrat to impeach President Donald Trump in the first vote that Congress has taken related to impeachment since Democrats took control of the chamber.

Rep. Al Green was able to force the vote under House rules, in what amounted to the most direct challenge yet to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of impeachment. The 332-95 vote showcased the stark divide among Democrats, who split over the vote to kill the impeachment measure. Ninety-five Democrats, a little more than 40% of the Democratic caucus, voted against tabling it, or to keep it alive. That’s more Democrats who voted against tabling than similar resolutions in 2017 (58) and 2018 (66). No Republicans voted to keep it alive.

According to Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, it’s Nancy Pelosi’s fault that she’s getting death threats.

This morning, the Squad did an interview with CBS’s morning show. During the interview, Rep. Tlaib said “The fact of the knowledge is, and I’ve done racial justice work in our country for a long time, acknowledge the fact that we are women of color, so when you do single us out, be aware of that, and what you’re doing. Especially because some of us are getting death threats. Because some of us are being singled out in many ways because of our backgrounds, because of our experiences and so forth.”

This isn’t about race. That’s insulting. Most likely, it has to do with people living in the best nation in history being upset by a squad of 4 ingrates and liars. AOC insisted that border patrol guards ordered illegal aliens to drink from toilets. That’s after AOC insisted that detention facilities were worse than Nazi concentration camps.

Rep. Ilhan Omar has criticized Israel for buying off politicians (without proof). Rep. Omar also asked for leniency with ISIS terrorists. On top of all that, she’s famous for saying of the 9/11 terrorists that “some people did something.” Hearing a congresscritter talk that way about the 9/11 terrorists is beyond disrespectful.

Well before Mueller’s report was published, Rep. Tlaib said that they had to impeach the m—–f—– in the White House.

With all due respect, did these Democrat women think that they’d get bouquets of roses for their anti-American remarks? The American people are feeling a resurgence of patriotism. At the same time, The Squad is feeling ungrateful. Further, they aren’t feeling the need to condemn terrorist attacks from Democrat-related organizations like Antifa:

An Antifa terrorist tried attacking an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington. The terrorist was killed while attacking the building. AOC and Ilhan Omar were asked about the attack but didn’t reply. Then they’re surprised when people hate them?

UPDATE: Matt Vespa’s latest article highlights why parasites like Omar, AOC and Rashida Tlaib need to be ignored.

Al Green, (D-TX), has had enough. He’s been threatening to file a privileged resolution on articles of impeachment. Now, he’s filed that resolution. That starts the clock ticking on a decision that Speaker Pelosi didn’t want started.

Pelosi knows that her options are terrible, worse yet or full-fledged disaster. House rules require that privileged resolutions be dispensed with within 48 hours. As Ed mentions in this post, Pelosi’s options are “Under House rules, Democratic leadership can decide to try to table the impeachment articles, effectively killing them for now and risk criticism from the party’s liberal base; refer them to the House Judiciary Committee for possible consideration; or allow the vote to proceed.”

At this point, Pelosi must know that her days as speaker are finished. This is her last term as speaker. If she wants her legacy to be that she saved House Democrats from themselves, she should schedule a vote on the House floor, otherwise known as the Committee of the Whole. Democrats representing swing districts will vote against Green’s resolution, effectively killing impeachment against President Trump.

That would hand President Trump a huge victory. He’d be able to wave that defeat in the Democrats’ face and claim vindication. He’d be able to say that Democrats tried to impeach him but couldn’t get the votes to impeach from their 240 members.

That might trigger a series of moderates getting primaried by AOC’s Justice Democrats. Imagine the mess that might create for Democrats. Like I said earlier, at this point, Pelosi’s options are “terrible, worse yet or full-fledged disaster.” After Monday’s press conference by the Squad, Pelosi didn’t have many options left:

At this point, Pelosi can kiss the Democrats’ majority goodbye. That isn’t just my opinion. Mild-mannered Dana Perino predicted that yesterday, too. In 2018, Democrats ran on a appealing-sounding agenda. In 2020, they can’t just regurgitate that agenda because they didn’t get anything done. That isn’t my opinion. That’s what AOC’s chief of staff said:

What is this legislative mastermind doing?
— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) July 7, 2019

Republicans are highly motivated to get out and vote this time. If things keep going against the Democrats, this might turn into a bloodbath.

In his attempt to downplay the full-fledged crisis within the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Sacrifices Services, Gov. Walz said “There’s going to be a desire to find more drama than what’s there. Those of you that know me, I don’t do drama.” Gov. Walz, you’d better do drama because there’s tons of it surrounding Human Services. As I wrote last night, Jim Nobles, Minnesota’s Legislative Auditor, “found ‘pervasive’ fraud in a state-administered child care program.”

When the top 3 people in the biggest department in the state resign within a week, there’s drama. When those people resign without warning and without giving anyone a heads-up, that’s major drama. It’s time for Gov. Walz to act like he gave a damn. Thus far, it’s looked like he’s been totally disinterested. That’s certainly the picture that he’s given towards DHS Inspector General Carolyn Ham. Saying that House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt was upset is understatement. Here’s what he said about Ham:

Four months went by when she drew a paycheck where no investigation happened. That’s the problem. No one was investigating. Nobody cared. And she just kept drawing a paycheck.

When you combine “pervasive fraud” with these resignations, it’s safe to say that major changes need to get made. At their press availability yesterday, Daudt, Rep. Mary Franson and Sen. Michelle Benson said that someone from the private sector should be brought in to provide a new direction for the Department.

In his resignation letter, Commissioner Lourey said that there was a need for “new leadership”. That’s understatement. During their press availability, Sen. Benson criticized the Department:

Sen. Benson said “It has failed over and over and over again. Taxpayer money is wasted and people are hurt and it’s time for the Governor to grab the leadership and move this to a better place. And that’s all I want.”

It’s apparent from Sen. Benson and others that Human Services wasn’t well-run. Based on Sen. Benson’s statements at Monday’s press availability, it isn’t difficult to think that too many of the people there were arrogant and/or distant. That attitude must immediately change. Period.

Gov. Walz better start doing drama because he’s got a major crisis on his hands, despite the Twin Cities media’s attempts to spin it otherwise. When Jim Nobles’ investigation says that they found widespread fraud, especially in the child care programs, rest assured that he’s got plenty of proof to support that statement. A politician’s instinct is to downplay this. That instinct is wrong. The best way to deal with this is to admit that there’s a full-fledged crisis, then state emphatically that you’ll get to the bottom of things ASAP.

Doing something like that would increase Gov. Walz’s credibility. Instead of actually dealing with this crisis honestly and openly, Gov. Walz is being secretive. What a stupid decision.