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  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Bernie Sanders' Strategist Named in New Cache of Mueller Evidence

    07/19/2018 2:28:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/19/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a large cache of evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a former chief strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was all over it. Tad Devine, Sanders' chief strategist, appears from exhibit 5 onward. Mueller listed a memo from 2006 involving Manafort, Devine, and former Ukrainian President Viktor Vanukovych, Russian President Vladimir Putin's puppet in Ukraine. Mueller's evidence lists email after email between Devine and Manafort, connecting them both to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Putin-connected operative whom Manafort described as "my Russian brain." Devine's name appears a total of 21 times in...
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • Bernie Persists (2020 Run?)

    07/13/2018 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 13, 2018 | Alice B. Lloyd
    Will he ever stop running? Bernie Sanders is supposed to be introducing his campaign manager and most loyal staffer, Jeff Weaver. The Vermonter and unwavering Bernie shadow for 32 years has just published a book called How Bernie Won, a rehash of the 2016 Democratic primary with the socialist senator as revolutionary victor in the Democratic party’s war of ideas. Its titular thesis was seemingly vindicated the night before: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ben Jealous, both Berniecrats, won upset victories in their primary races. When Sanders arrives, the party erupts into cheers. “I’ve known this young man a long time,” he...
  • KAVANAUGH THREATENS THE LEFT’S RIGHT TO CHEAT

    07/12/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 11 July 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh. Liberals know they can't stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, so they'd just as soon not hear any news about it at all. Please cheer us up with stories about Paul Manafort's solitary confinement! But there was one very peculiar reaction to the nomination. The nut wing of the Democratic Party instantly denounced Kavanaugh by claiming that his elevation to the high court would threaten all sorts of "rights." Sen....
  • It’s Not Bernie Sanders Holding The Democrats Back -- It’s Obama (WaPost)

    07/11/2018 7:11:54 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-10-2018 | F H Buckely
    Politics has become so mindless I’m almost ready to watch soccer. On the left, Trump is the root of all evil. On the right, the pro-Trumpers mostly just repeat themselves. So to make things more interesting, let a Trump supporter tell you how the Democrats can win an election. Spoiler: It’s not Bernie Sanders holding the party back; it’s Barack Obama. I know at this moment, it looks pretty hopeless. I don’t think socialism is the ticket, or open borders either. And the “Abolish ICE” crowd makes it seem as if the party of FDR and JFK has a death...
  • DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party'

    07/03/2018 3:08:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party' By Aris Folley - 07/03/18 04:35 PM EDT Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the “future of our party” on Tuesday. "I have three kids. Two of them are daughters — one just graduated college, one who is in college. And they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria because she really — she represents the future of our party," Perez said on "The Bill Press Show." Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist and organizer with Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, rose to...
  • Dem generation gap widens

    07/02/2018 6:41:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Scott Wong
    Some septuagenarian House Democrats have a message for their younger colleagues clamoring for a spot at the leadership table: Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Democrats in their 70s have started pushing back against some of the more youthful members of the Democratic Caucus who are making noise about launching leadership bids in the wake of Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley’s stunning primary loss last week to 28-year-old Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. Older lawmakers argue that just because Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), 78, and her top lieutenants are getting up there in years doesn’t mean they’re not...
  • Here’s the Democrat Front-Runner for 2020

    11/27/2017 2:00:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 27, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, the front-runner for the Democrat nomination as we sit here today — do not doubt me on this — is Bernie Sanders. You disagree with me or you don’t believe it? Well, believe it, because the Democrat Party is no more the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is the party of American communism. And if you look at what Bernie Sanders stands for, where did Bernie Sanders honeymoon? Moscow. Bernie Sanders sidles up to the traditional enemies of this country. And Bernie Sanders is the most popular right now Democratic presidential candidate in the Democrat Party. It isn’t...
  • List of Hollywood Anti-Trump Tards

    01/19/2017 10:28:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Feel free to add names to boycott and pass it around. Tom Hanks Michael Moore America Ferrera Lena Dunham Mike Mills Cher Josh Gad Chelsea Handler T.I. Stephen Hawking Tyrese Matthew McConaughey Judd Apatow Elton John Richard Gere Lin-Manuel Miranda Bryan Cranston Miley Cyrus John Legend Bette Midler Stephen King Sarah Silverman Russell Simmons Rosie O’Donnell Kerry Washington Neil Young John Oliver Trevor Noah Eva Longoria Don Cheadle Ben Stiller Susan Sarandon Arnold Schwarzenegger Shakira Robert De Niro Jennifer Lawrence Lady Gaga Johnny Depp Louis C.K. J.K. Rowling George Clooney Matt Damon Meryl Streep Lee Daniels Richard Schiff Olivia Wilde...
  • Susan Sarandon Goes Full ‘Bernie Or Bust,’ Endorses Jill Stein

    11/01/2016 5:32:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Actress and activist Susan Sarandon is backing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein instead of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In a letter published on Stein’s campaign website, Sarandon cites Clinton’s lack of support for a $15 minimum wage and her silence on the Dakota Access Pipeline as some of her reasons for not supporting the candidate. “Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption,” Sarandon’s letter reads. “Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.” Sarandon was a vocal champion...
  • A Bernie Sanders Delegate Tells a Very Different Story About the DNC to the one We’ve Been Fed

    08/13/2016 12:36:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    The following story was written by Bernie Sanders Colorado Delegate, Mark Lasser, who attended and participated in the four-day Democratic National Convention and lives to tell a very different story to the one of “unity” that we’ve been predominately fed by the Democratic Party and mass media at large. “Freedom of speech is the right to yell theater in a crowded fire” – Abbie Hoffman When I was in high school, as one of my co-curricular activities, I participated in theater. I was never cast in a starring role but had enough acting chops to land bit parts and ensemble...
  • Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton ‘more dangerous’ than Trump

    08/03/2016 8:36:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Hollywood actress and activist Susan Sarandon says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be a more dangerous U.S. president than Donald Trump — provided she’s not indicted first. Ms. Sarandon, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, told a liberal news outlets this week that Mrs. Clinton’s track record portends a much worse future than anything Mr. Trump might catalyze as commander in chief. “I believe in a way she is more dangerous,” the actress told The Young Turks on Thursday. “They’re both talking to Henry Kissinger, apparently. … She did not learn from Iraq, and she...
  • Susan Sarandon on Hillary Clinton: She’s ‘The Best Republican That’s Out There’

    04/19/2016 1:15:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/19/16 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton, a lifelong liberal and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is the “best Republican” running for president in 2016. “I mean, Hillary Clinton is the best Republican that’s out there,” Sarandon said in an interview with Vulture. “She’s completely a Republican. Everything that she stands for and doesn’t stand for is Republican.” Sarandon is staunchly Sen. Bernie Sanders or bust. And the Oscar winning actress often openly declares her fervent opposition to Clinton, saying “I don’t vote with my vagina.” Sarandon, who in 2009 compared President Obama to Jesus Christ, has been consistent in her...
  • Susan Sarandon: Hillary 'failed me'

    01/28/2016 12:17:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    January 28, 2016, 09:55 am Susan Sarandon: Hillary 'failed me' By Jesse Byrnes Actress Susan Sarandon says she is backing Bernie Sanders for the White House because of Hillary Clinton's vote to authorize the war in Iraq. Sarandon described the 2002 war vote as the most consequential foreign affairs action of her lifetime. "She failed me," Sarandon said of Clinton's vote in favor of the war. "That wasn't just a mistake, it was a disaster." Sanders has hammered Clinton over the vote, which she now calls a mistake. The issue came up during the Democratic town hall earlier this week...
  • If you didn’t vote for Hillary, this is your fault

    07/01/2018 12:22:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    The Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | June 29, 2018 | Cynthia Tucker
    It matters less, now, if President Donald J. Trump serves only one term. It matters less if he is impeached. It matters less if Robert Mueller indicts him for colluding with a foreign power. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump is a hairbreadth away from sealing his legacy as one of the most influential (if petty, crude, divisive, corrupt and antidemocratic) presidents in American history. It is hard to overestimate the magnitude of this development. Trump has promised to appoint another hardcore conservative, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his minions will...
  • New Democrat star hates Israel

    06/29/2018 7:54:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | Art Moore
    The socialist congressional candidate whose primary-election upset of a Democratic House leader made national news this week claimed Israel committed a “massacre” of Palestinians in Gaza, despite the admission of Hamas that most of the dead were Hamas operatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, wrote in a May 14 tweet that the killing of some 60 Palestinians in “March of Return” protests that day was a “massacre” and that “no state or entity is absolved of mass shootings of protesters,” reported the Jewish News Syndicate. “There is no justification. Palestinian people deserve basic human dignity, as anyone else,” she said. “Democrats can’t...
  • Progressive Professors Testify To Free Speech Crisis

    06/25/2018 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    On May 22, 2018, the U. S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee examined the free speech crisis on college campuses. Since few universities do not receive federal funding, their interest is not inconsequential. One of the three academic witnesses they called--Brett Weinstein--identified himself as a "professor in exile" from Evergreen State College. Weinstein--like the other two witnesses the committee called on from academe--could distinctly be described as on the left of the political spectrum. Nevertheless, only one member of the trio—Shaun Harper of the University of Southern California—downplayed the free speech crisis. The other--Allison Stranger of Middlebury...