Borking failed, Dems try Anita Hill II

Democrats have failed again to stop Kavanaugh.  This time, it was pretty spectacular.  Diane Feinstein came out with a letter yesterday that apparently she had been hiding since summer.  The letter, written anonymously by someone who allegedly begged not to have her identity revealed (i.e. fakenews) supposedly accused Kavanaugh of some sort of sexual crime in high school.  Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Prep, which is an all boys high school.

When Feinstein had no luck getting the phony letter introduced to the judiciary committee as evidence, she went the Bruce Ohr/Peter Strzok route and forwarded it to the FBI to be investigated.  Of course, no investigation is planned.  Feinstein has earned her own clown nose in the Kavanaugh hearings, along with Corey “Spartacus” Booker, and Kamala Harris with her “have you ever talked to anyone about anything” line of questioning.  And here I was hoping Feinstein was trying to be the reasonable and sane voice of the left in the Judiciary Committee.

Feinstein tries and fails spectacularly with phony anti-Kavanaugh letter

Socialists boycotting Jews?  Apparently there is nothing new under the sun.  Florida Socialist and Democrat candidate for governor Andrew Gillum has aligned himself with anti-Semitic groups who have called for boycotting Israel.  Gillum has happily accepted endorsements from racist groups like Dream Defenders who are part of the BDS movement to harm Jewish people economically through boycotts.  This isn’t the first time this approach has been tried in history.

Gillum in bed with groups that advocate boycotting Jewish businesses

Despite tax cuts, tax revenues continue to increase at record rates.  The government has collected over $1.5 trillion through August.  This beat out the previous record set last year.  While the deficit continues to run high and Congress continues to avoid spending cuts, it shows that tax cuts do increase revenues when it results in economic recovery.  This has been proven now several times.  If Congress could get their act together and cut spending (rather than double it along with taxes), we could have a balanced budget some day.

Tax cuts work, booming economy increases revenues

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Internet giants display anti-Conservative bias

Twitter is reportedly blocking the phrase “illegal alien”.  At least that’s the report from the Center for Immigration Studies who had several posts blocked that contained the term.  One of the posts merely restated a fact from a US Government website.  The move comes as an under-reported study we commented on yesterday showed that the 11 million illegal immigrants in the US are responsible for the theft of 39 million social security numbers.  The news of these identity thefts is devastating to the campaigns of Democratic Socialists who are running on obstructing border security and abolishing ICE.

I recommend, if you have a Twitter account, testing the CIS’s complaint and seeing if you can successfully post tweets about the social security numbers being stolen by illegal aliens.

Twitter blocks “illegal alien” as hate speech

Google execs were caught on video expressing their extreme depression and sadness over Trump’s election.  I wonder how this works.  Isn’t big corporate America supposed to be secretly overturning the will of the people in order to get fascist corporatists from the GOP elected?  Isn’t that how the conspiracy theory goes?  If we were to analyse things like Google trying to get Hillary elected based on that persistent trope, wouldn’t we have to admit that the Democrats are the evil puppet politicians of the fascist corporatists?  Go on, you were about to say something about the Koch brothers.

Google execs melt down over Hillary Clinton loss

Speaking of flipping the script, GOP Senator Marco Rubio came out praising Miami wide receiver Kenny Stills for the service to his community.  Stills was one of a handful of kneelers on Sunday, meaning he knelt during the national anthem to protest racism and police violence.  But he also is constantly involved in his community and giving of time and money.  Rubio tweeted:

“You don’t have to agree with how or why he has chosen to exercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily,on his day off,to serve his fellow Americans.”

We agree with Rubio and applaud him for taking a brave stand for 1st amendment rights in a non-election year.  He’ll likely face some backlash from conservatives and MAGA’ers.  The problem with the kneeling is that both sides have their fingers in their ears.  One side believes they are being attacked for wanting to fight racism, the other side thinks people are disrespecting the flag and the country because they hate the country.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but what we need is a good old fashioned beer summit.

Rubio praises NFL kneeler Kenny Stills for giving back to his community

 

Violent Left strikes in California

Taking their cue from violent socialists in Brazil, Democrats in California are taking things to a new level.  Rudy Peters is the GOP candidate running for Congress in Eric Swalwell’s district.  On Sunday, Farzad Fazeli pulled a switchblade and attacked Rudy Peters at a campaign event.  Peters fended him off with a campaign sign until police showed up.

This is just the most recent incident.  A GOP campaign office in Wyoming was set on fire last week.  On Twitter, a Democratic Socialist activist threatened a mass shooting at a Trump hotel, saying he would take MAGA hats as trophies.  Democrats have amped up violent rhetoric against the Right and their attacks on police and ICE.  Ocasio-Cortez suggested that ICE is raping women at will.  Other candidates like Gillum have called for the abolition of ICE.  There has also been rhetoric encouraging socialist type revolutions.  The Left needs to call off the hounds and do their part to return to civility.

Democrat attacks GOP candidate with a switchblade in violent campaign season

Speaking of over the top rhetoric, there’s a Republican in the White House and a hurricane on the way.  You know what that means.  Leftwing media outlets didn’t even wait for the hurricane to hit before attacking Trump on his response.  Trump was attacked for suggesting the US response to Hurricane Maria was good.  The media is blaming Trump for the failures of the Puerto Rico government. They seem to forget the mayor of San Juan who was highly critical of Trump while her government failed to distribute truck loads of aid and refused to pay electrical workers.

How the media uses hurricanes to bring down Presidencies

A new study out shows that “non-criminal” illegal aliens who come here looking for work are not as “non-criminal” as everyone thought. Media and Democrats like to co-mingle legal and illegal immigrants in order to produce stats about how they are paying taxes, contributing to society, getting an education, etc.  But there’s a new stat out that shows the idea of the non-criminal illegal alien is a myth.

Illegal aliens come here looking for jobs.  At least that is a common argument used.  They are here to do the jobs Americans won’t, as others have commonly argued.  The problem is in order to have a job you have to have a social security number.  That’s why a new study is showing that about 39 million identity thefts involving social security numbers can be attributed to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US.  That’s almost 4 stolen social security numbers per illegal immigrant.

The thefts are much harder to detect now, thanks to Obama.  As part of his administration moves to help bring more illegal Dreamers into the country, he directed applicable agencies to stop sending letters to employers indicating if their employees had a name/SSN mismatch.  As a result, employers not subject to e-verify had no idea if their employees had bought their social security number on the black market.

39 million social security numbers stolen by illegal immigrants

 

Fake News: Democrats care about the deficit

In 2006 the deficit was about $248 billion.  Democrats called it unpatriotic.  They said tax cuts had killed the economy and skyrocketed the deficit.  They said America was going to go bankrupt.  Conservatives stayed home, Democrats ran a group of so-called “blue dog” candidates who said they cared about the deficit.

Those blue dogs are gone now.  In 2007 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid came into power and Democrats took over the House and Senate, the deficit had dropped to $160 billion.  Then came the regulation and the spending.  By 2008 when Obama was elected the deficit was up to half a trillion and in Obama’s first year as President the deficit was $1.4 trillion.  Democrats lost Congress in 2010 and as Republicans gained more control the deficit slowly dropped.  In 2013, it was below $1 trillion again.

Democrats don’t care about the deficit.  If they did, they would talk about cutting spending.  Tax hikes have a negative effect on the economy, and a poorly producing economy means less tax revenue.  But Democrats want tax hikes because it allows them to spend more and accomplish their goal of redistributing wealth from GDP producers to their voters.  So if they can use a high deficit to say we need to raise taxes, they will.

How do we know they don’t actually care about the deficit?  Because Democrats view every dollar cut from anything but the military as draconian austerity measures that throw Grandma off a cliff.  They even include that in their advertising.  Democrats, in addition to opposing any non-military spending cuts, have proposed spending that would double our entire US budget.  They want to spend $3.2 trillion a year on universal healthcare and another trillion a year on guaranteed tuition and jobs.  Even if they cut the entire $600 billion military budget and took every penny of the $2 trillion held by America’s billionaires, they would still need to tax every day Americans an additional $2 trillion a year.  Compare that to Trump’s tax cuts that cost $200 billion a year.

The Democrat budget wish list would cost Americans 20 times Trump’s tax cuts.  And there simply aren’t enough dollars in existence in America to pay for it.  Don’t tell me the Democrats care about deficits.

Election contrast

Republicans are set to release a second round of tax cut proposals heading into the November elections.  Actually, it’s not so much a second round as it is taking the individual tax cuts and making them permanent.  Republicans estimate it would add another 1.5 million jobs to an already pumping job market.  That would cause wages to continue their rapid growth as well as employers have to offer more pay and benefits to keep good help.  Passage isn’t guaranteed as deficit questions remain.

GOP to propose making tax cuts permanent

Meanwhile, the party of tax and spend is at it again.  Democrats have promised to repeal the Trump tax cuts and double national spending to achieve their goals of Medicare for all, free tuition, and guaranteed employment.  They have hinted at massive new taxes as well to try to cut into their proposed $4 trillion annual deficit.  They would in fact need to double taxes on every person and business to avoid the country going bankrupt by the end of Trump’s second term.

But there’s plenty of opportunity for Democrats to tax things.  In fact, they can hide a lot of taxes behind what they believe are good causes.  California is getting ready to break their promise with the beverage industry by raising billions of dollars in new soda taxes.  The ballot measure is expected to show up in 2020.  Soda taxes, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, marijuana taxes, the Democrats have a lot of options when it comes to taxing sin.  But they also want to tax the good stuff.  Ministry giving and clergy housing is certainly a target of pro-tax liberals as well.  They supported tariffs, until Trump did it.

Democrats look for things to tax, target soda in California

Former President Obama said in his speech last week that Republicans are having a hard time “calling Nazis bad”.  We don’t.  Nazis, along with mass murdering minority populations, supported things like universal healthcare, guaranteed employment, regulations on businesses to prevent greed and profits, and confiscation and redistribution of wealth.  They also liked to divide people based on race and use those divisions to control the masses.  Nazis were Socialists.  So Conservatives and Libertarians find it easy to say Nazis are bad.

What I want to know is how hard is it for Obama to say Socialists are bad?  Communism, which is another form of Socialism, has resulted in 100 million dead over the last century.  Put that up against Hitler’s murder of 6 million Jews.  Socialism, in the form of Communism, killed at the same rate as Hitler.  But the Left struggles to say Socialism is bad.  They, like today’s Neo-Nazis, simply maintain that it hasn’t worked because it hasn’t been tried right.  In fact, today’s Neo-Nazis are out there rallying and screaming and acting generally like fools, but with no masks and no violence.  Antifa Anarcho-Communists meanwhile are donning masks, attacking cops, and beating anyone who comes near them who might have an opposing viewpoint.

Nazis are bad.  Communists are bad.  Socialists are bad.  It’s easy to say.  How about you, Mr. Obama?  Can you say it?

Communists are bad, they killed more than 10 times as many as Hitler’s Nazis.

Think like a judge

When the Kavanaugh nomination process began, everyone knew it would end with him being confirmed.  Harry Reid triggered the “nuclear option”, and with that Supreme Court justice nominations became a guarantee for the party that controls the Senate.  Reid’s gamble was that Republicans had become obsolete and wouldn’t have the opportunity to use the nuclear option themselves.  Or maybe that they simply wouldn’t.  After all, when it comes to judicial confirmation hearings, Republicans have a history of being more honorable than their Democrat counterparts.  See Ted Kennedy versus Robert Bork.

Republicans had a gamble of their own with Merrick Garland.  Garland was the best qualified and most conservative judge Obama was going to select.  He certainly passed the Democrat litmus tests on abortion and anti-gun rights.  But even as an Obama appointee, there was nothing to disqualify him.  Republicans gambled that the voters might have something to say about Scalia being replaced with an Obama appointee.  Indeed they did.

With Kavanaugh, it’s not an election year.  The nuclear option is on the table and will be used.  Democrats can’t stop this.  They can only make a decision whether to be honorable and uphold Senate decorum and tradition, or to come out in a crazy circus to disrupt, delay, and turn the entire confirmation hearing into a joke.  They chose the latter.

We’ve already noted the antics of Corey Booker and Kamala Harris.  Harris pretended she had some sort of damning information about Kavanaugh’s interference in the Mueller investigation.  But when pressed, it turned out she was lying.  She had nothing.  Booker’s attempt was even more pathetic.  In a grandstanding moment for the history books, Booker announced he was going to violate Senate rules and get himself expelled in order to release emails the GOP was supposedly hiding.  But his mission was a bust.  The emails had already been cleared to be released.  On top of that, rather than damning information, the emails showed that Kavanaugh opposes racism and is concerned primarily with accuracy.  Booker’s attempt, at best, was to delay hearings by creating a side show where Republicans stopped everything to kick him off the committee.  But crucifying oneself with no help is pretty hard.

Then of course you had the paid off protesters.  Set to go off one every couple minutes with shrieks and antics until they were arrested.  In all, Democrats created a pretty good precedent and roadmap for every future nomination process.  Clowns to the left, jokers to the right.  But in the end, their antics did nothing more than establish the character of the radicals on the Left.

With all else lost, Democrats tried to turn the Kavanaugh nomination into a campaign rallying cry.  It goes something like this: Kavanaugh is going to single handedly reverse Roe v Wade, and next time you want birth control you’re going to have to go into a dark alley with a clothes hanger.  Where did they get this?  Kavanaugh ruled on Priests for Life v. The United States Department of Health and Human Services.  According to the state, Priests for Life had to provide birth control to their employees.  Priests for Life, as you can imagine, believed this would violate their religious principles.

As a result, leftist groups and media outlets have characterized Kavanaugh as believing birth control causes abortions and willing to rule that birth control should be illegal.  Both of these characterizations are patently false.  But to understand this, you have to think like a judge, not a politician.

Judge Kavanaugh is not a doctor.  He’s not a priest, a scientist, or employer.  He’s a judge.  His job is to listen to arguments and make a decision based on applicable law.  In Priests for Life v The United States, the Department of Health and Human services had to successfully argue that the right of an employee to have their employer buy their birth control for them superseded the right of members of the clergy to act upon their deeply held religious beliefs.  Priests for Life was not prohibiting their employees from purchasing their own birth control.  They weren’t prohibiting employees from buying supplemental insurance to cover birth control.  They simply were not buying birth control or insurance that covers birth control for their employees.

Additionally, birth control is and supplemental insurance are not cost prohibitive.  It’s not like birth control is $10,000 a month and the only way to access it is through an employer sponsored plan.  Any woman or man can use the wages from their employer to purchase birth control if that is something they choose to buy.  The government can’t force employers to make purchasing decisions for their employees when being forced to make that purchase violates the employer’s constitutional rights.

Priests for Life v the United States was not a decision about Kavanaugh’s opinion on birth control.  It wasn’t a scientific statement about birth control.  It wasn’t a decision that employers could force employees to not buy birth control.  When the state and the Priests made their arguments, the Priests successfully showed that being forced to neglect their religious views to make purchasing decisions for their employees was a greater burden than an employee having to use $9 from their monthly wages to go to Wal Mart and pick up their birth control.

In the future, someone may be able to successfully argue that Priests for Life is in the wrong if they, say, put “thou shalt not purchase birth control with the wages we pay you” in their employee handbook.  That could be a violation of the employee’s right to privacy.  Although, in the past employees have been legally fired for violating codes of conduct and they have been restored to their jobs by the courts when violating codes of conduct for religious reasons.  These are precedents the court has to weigh.

Democrats insisting that Kavanaugh is anti-birth control or thinks birth control causes abortions are doing nothing more than fear mongering.  Kavanaugh was presented with both sides of an argument and ruled in favor of the first amendment over an overreaching government law that imposes an undue burden on religious employers.  I’m glad he did.  The Left might be glad he did too when someday a future government attempts to say employers have right to force their employees to wear a rosary.

Whether religious freedom is important to Judge Kavanaugh or not is also irrelevant.  It is in the Constitution, and that is what he as a judge must take into account.  We have three branches of government and methods to amend the Constitution.  If the American people want the first amendment gone, the courts is the wrong branch of government to get that accomplished.

Bad week for the Democrat circus

First, let’s talk about the circus at the Kavanaugh hearing.  Nothing is going to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation.  So the question was whether Democrats would act civilly like a bunch of elected US Senators, or if they would go off the rails into crazy town.  They chose the latter.  In fact, Democrats in the committee mirrored the paid protesters in the crowd in their level of crazy.

Corey Booker took the cake with his “I am Spartacus” moment.  Booker tried everything he could to throw his Senate career away as a martyr for the cause.  But surprisingly, he failed.  Booker, in a moment of epic grandstanding, promised to release confidential emails even though he knew the consequences were expulsion from the Senate.  He then released 12 pages of emails that did absolutely nothing but show Kavanaugh as an impartial observer who focuses on complete accuracy.  So did Booker succeed in getting himself crucified?  Not quite.  The emails were already cleared to be released.

The next clown to get out of the car was Kamala Harris.  Senator Harris hit Kavanaugh with a line of questioning that amounted to “have you ever talked to anyone about anything”.  When Kavanaugh tried to clarify the question, she mocked him saying “I just asked it a minute ago, I can’t believe you forgot already.”  When he tried to answer by pointing out that he used to work with Bob Mueller and that Russia is on the news every day so of course he has talked to fellow judges about it, Harris gave up in frustration and said “I’ll move on, clearly you aren’t going to answer the question”

She asked Kavanaugh if he had a conversation, but wouldn’t say with who.  She implied he knew who.  Why wouldn’t she just say the name?  Because she didn’t have one.  Kamala Harris was fishing.

Skip to 5:45 in the video to to get to the idiocy of her questioning.

Kamala Harris asks Kavanaugh if he’s had a conversation with you know who

The anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times is continuing to make fools out of Democrats.  In fact it has had the opposite effect.  Trump senior officials have been quick to not only deny that they wrote the Op-Ed, but to strongly support the President and point to the successes of his administration.  In fact, the Op-Ed has been such an abject failure that some have speculated that Trump wrote  or had it written to have the opportunity to demonstrate the strong support he has in his administration.

What is clear is that if the anonymous author had any hopes of invoking the 25th amendment to have Trump removed from office as incapable of carrying out his duties, that effort has miserably failed.  The author would have had better luck naming himself and calling for a vote.  But I suppose if he did that, then he would completely destroy the credibility of the Russian investigation, which is his only other hope of getting Trump toppled.  Because it’s Rod Rosenstein.

Trump officials come out in support of the President in response to “gutless” Op-Ed

And right on cue, out comes another Democrat clown.  On Thursday, Democratic Socialist Elizabeth Warren was asked if the President should be toppled with the 25th amendment based on the anonymous Op-Ed.  Warren said yes.  She is actually suggesting that the cabinet, along with the Senate and the House, remove the President from office and put Mike Pence in charge because somebody wrote an anonymous Op-Ed.

Do people realize how dangerous this is?  Our constitutional democracy has survived based on the peaceful transfer of power and the vote of the people.  If Democratic Socialists want to cheat to topple a Capitalist President, then the voters will rise up to restore our democracy.  I think Warren perhaps underestimates the voters in her coup attempt.  But socialists toppling free governments and turning them into banana republics is nothing new.

She might want to consider which side all the second amendment supporters are on before starting a civil war.

Elizabeth Warren calls for coup based on anonymous NYT Op-Ed