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  • Ouch: Democratic 2018 Efforts Hit Another Snag As Top Recruit Drops Out Of Targeted Race

    09/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is looking at Donald Trump’s approval ratings and sees an opening. Maybe they can ride a blue wave and retake Congress, except it’s already off to a bumpy start. For starters, the Democratic Party has no message, no leader, and no agenda. Yes, that “better deal” was pitched, but it’s vanished largely forgotten by voters and for good reason. It was a carbon copy of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign platform. Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and they’re viewing GOP districts in which Hillary won as their road to victory. Yet, that’s the issue....
  • ABC Developing Comedy About Undocumented Family With ‘New Girl’ Writer

    09/21/2017 1:49:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Joe Otterson
    ABC is developing a comedy about an undocumented family with “New Girl” writer and co-executive producer David Feeney, Variety has learned. Titled “Sanctuary Family,” the single camera comedy would follow a hard-bitten husband and empathetic wife who butt heads over the chaos created when they provide sanctuary for their undocumented nanny and her family. This is the latest project about immigration to go into development at the broadcast networks in recent weeks. Gina Rodriguez has set up Latino-led series at CBS and The CW. At CBS, drama “Have Mercy” centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when...
  • Why are ESPN, MGM and Other American Companies Purposely Committing Suicide?

    09/21/2017 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's happening all over America. Liberal CEOs appear to be purposely committing brand suicide. Their cardinal sin is arrogance and ignorance. Remarkably, they don't even understand their own customers’ base. ESPN and Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts International should serve as Exhibit A. Vegas and ESPN have much in common. ESPN has committed suicide with its obsession with liberal, progressive, politically correct beliefs. The fact is Vegas’s core audience is exactly the same as ESPN’s. Vegas’s audience has three key demographics: A) Middle America. Overwhelmingly this group voted for Donald Trump. B) Conventioneers. This group is composed of business owners,...
  • Tough Love: Democratic Operatives Tear Apart the Party's Current Strategy for 2018

    09/13/2017 7:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats may be hoping to gain a midterm wave. They may be hoping even more to boot Donald J. Trump from the White House in 2020. The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence, the rolling back of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, Russian collusion hysteria, the slow pace of enacting his agenda—all of these things have Democrats grinning, expect that they shouldn’t. The party’s own operatives and data crunchers have run through the numbers based on focus groups, and Democrats are still heading for the electoral ditch. They still have yet to mount an effective attack against the...
  • Democrats choose union over Tesla in California cap-and-trade deal

    09/12/2017 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2017 | by Jim Miller
    Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are siding with organized labor in its battle with automaker Tesla, inserting a provision in last-minute legislation to spend $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade money. The legislation would inject the state into an increasingly acrimonious union organizing campaign at automaker Tesla’s Fremont plant. Manufacturers that want to be eligible for the state’s zero-emission vehicle rebate program – a major driver of Tesla sales – would need to be certified by the state labor secretary “as fair and responsible in the treatment of their workers.” Tesla buyers are eligible for rebates of up to $2,500, but...
  • University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

    09/11/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Talia Richman
    University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke defended his decision to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at the school’s fall commencement, even as dozens of students protested against the invitation Monday and hundreds more signed a petition demanding he change his mind. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore, said students should reserve judgment on the controversial member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Hosting DeVos, he said, is “in the best tradition of the university.” Dozens of students participated in a “class walk out” demonstration Monday afternoon, the first of two protests planned for today. UB junior Tracy...
  • Actually, It’s the Religious Left That’s Dying

    09/06/2017 6:30:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/06/2017 | Michael Brown
    No sooner had the Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality been issued then we began to hear a common refrain from the left. “This is another sign that the religious right is dying! This statement represents the last gasp of the old, antiquated guard! It’s time to say good bye and good riddance! Let’s welcome the new thing the Spirit is doing!”In reality, it is the religious left that is dying, while those who uphold Scripture are seeing blessing and increase around the globe. Before I back up this statement, here’s what some “progressive” Christian leaders are saying.Writing for the Huffington...
  • Antifa Supporters Cry Over Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Segment Mocking Antifa

    09/04/2017 8:17:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah described the far-left extremist movement Antifa as “Vegan ISIS” Thursday night, among a host of other jokes and insults rebuking the group of violent anarchists. Noah’s jokes follow the establishment media’s change in stance towards the extremist movement, which earned widespread ire following violence in Berkeley last weekend. During the protest, random onlookers, conservatives, and journalists were assaulted by gangs of black-clad “anti-fascists.” The group even went after a comedian dressed as a popcorn vendor, deeming him a capitalist. Naturally, members of Antifa and their left-wing sympathizers did not take Noah’s jokes lightly. From accusations...
  • [Vanity] What Kind of People?

    09/02/2017 8:26:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    A MAJOR disaster hit Houston and it seems some people's first reaction was "How can I use this to harm President Trump and Senator Cruz and other Republicans?" What kind of sick people are they?
  • How is it that progressives confuse "society" and "government"?

    09/02/2017 7:06:31 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 30 replies
    Society is society. Government is government. They are two entirely distinct, and completely separate things. Not in the land of Progressivism, however. For progressives, society is government and government is society. They are equally the same and there is no possible distinction. You can routinely see the rotting husk of this when someone proceeds to inform you that "they believe society should do x or y" but when talking of x or y they are instead referring to government action. "I believe that we as a society should take care of the poor, and that's why I support {insert name...
  • The sex pervert as anti-fascist (...how Nazis were anything but 'conservative')

    08/29/2017 8:44:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | August 28, 2017 | Dinesh D'Souza
    For a generation, progressives have portrayed fascism and Nazism as exemplified by sexual repression and moral conservatism. In this view, the left has an anti-Nazi sensibility because the left is into bohemianism and sexual expression. In my new book, “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of American Left,” I show that the fascists and Nazis, far from being repressed moral conservatives, were themselves sexually and stylistically bohemian. In style as well as in ideology, fascism and Nazism are phenomena of the political left. The whole notion that fascism and Nazism are forms of sexual repression is the invention of...
  • I was detained for protesting Trump. Here's what the Secret Service asked me

    08/25/2017 12:36:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8/23/2017 | Melissa Byrne
    Together with Ultraviolet and the Working Families Party, we commissioned a painted banner that read simply, “Women Resist White Supremacy.” Through sheer luck, not only would Trump be in Trump Tower during my act of resistance, but he would be giving a news conference about 3:30 p.m. I knew from my previous work as a campaign advancer that the Secret Service would begin sweeps to clear the space about an hour before he spoke, so the best possible time for the action was 2 p.m.
  • Progressives On Socialist Hellhole Venezuela: Hey, It's Better Than The U.S.

    08/24/2017 12:28:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you want to lose faith in humanity and see the stupidity of hipster liberals in New York City, this is the video for you. Ami Horowitz took to the streets to talk about income inequality with some of the most insufferable people on the planet: progressives. Of course, they all felt it was a critical issue. One man was a member of the Working Families Party in the state. So, which country can we look to for guidance in solving this issue? How about socialist hellhole Venezuela?  It’s the nation with rolling blackouts, inadequate medical supplies, no toilet...
  • BOMBSHELL: New evidence suggests Charlottesville was a complete SET-UP

    08/23/2017 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 36 replies
    Allen B. West Website ^ | August 19, 2017 | Derrick Wilburn
    At least one law enforcement officer in Charlottesville, VA has come forward to clear his conscience and reveal the truth — or at least his version of it — that what went down in the city was not only condoned by city governance but was intentional, orchestrated and may have been planned as long ago as May. The as-yet unidentified police officer has said that the Charlottesville P.D. were specifically instructed to bring the radical left and right wing groups together to instigate violence and then to told to “stand down” once violence ensued in a deliberate effort to ignite...
  • Leftist Professors Defend, Celebrate Antifa Violence

    08/22/2017 11:51:21 AM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    As the nation becomes evermore aware of Antifa activists and the violence they bring with them wherever they rear their masked faces, left-wing college professors seem set on helping the militant left-wing group advance its goals. Many were shocked last week after Mark Bray, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, penned a Washington Post opinion piece in defense of Antifa violence. Bray defended Antifa’s violent tactics designed to “preemptively shut down fascist organizing efforts” on the grounds that “physical violence against white supremacists is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective.” Bray defended his stance on an appearance on NBC's "Meet...
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Latest Victim Of Statue Hysteria: Catholic Saints

    08/20/2017 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the past few days, Confederate generals have been placed in the crosshairs of the progressive Left. Statues to these Americans who fought on the losing side of our civil war, which bothered no one—and probably still don’t—are being targeted for demolition. Yet, why stop there? Abraham Lincoln, who actually kept the country together and abolished slavery through a constitutional amendment, has been vandalized in Chicago. Now, even statues to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have to come down because they were slave owners. Forget that they helped found this great country. Forget that Washington ad Jefferson were our first...
  • Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump for Charlottesville Response

    08/17/2017 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Melanie Arter
    Seizing on the outrage at President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced Thursday that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president, saying Trump "has failed the presidential test of moral leadership." Cohen had already expressed that he had no confidence in the president, when he introduced the Resolution of No Confidence last month. “I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues; however, after the President’s comments on...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal "outsourcer in chief" for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad -- to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • Man Stabbed By Antifa Mob Outside His Home For Not Condemning ‘Nazis’ Hard Enough

    08/16/2017 4:43:46 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/16/217 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A Vermont man says he was stabbed outside his home by a group of five masked men armed with box cutters on Tuesday, after being labeled a “Nazi sympathizer” for denouncing attempts to ruin the life of a Unite the Right rally attendee — even though he himself strongly disavows white supremacy.