Every Democrat votes to block pro-life measures. When it comes to the Senate, every single Democrat is in lock step with Chuck Schumer’s pro-abortion agenda. Yet this fact of life seems to get little attention. Most recently, Senator Rand Paul, a pro-life Republican from Kentucky lashed out at his fellow Republicans after the failure of a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. The measure would have needed 60 votes to pass, and two pro-choice Republicans voted against it. No Democrats voted to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion giant.
The United States is beyond only North Korea and China when it comes to our permissiveness with abortion. A measure earlier this year to join nearly all of Europe in banning abortions after 20 weeks, when the baby feels pain, was defeated on party lines. The United States is radically pro-abortion when it comes to federal policy.
So why don’t we talk about pro-abortion Democrats in pro-life states? Let’s start with the liars. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All three claim to be pro-life. All three have failed to stand up for their supposed They have voted to keep funding abortion giant Planned Parenthood or skipped votes altogether. Bob Casey got a 100% score from NARAL for his pro-abortion voting record. While all three voted to join Europe in banning abortion after 20 weeks, they were the only Democrats to do so and the vote was meaningless without more Democrat support.
There are other Democrats who are up for election this November in solidly pro-life states, but they have voted consistently pro-abortion every time. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Sherrod Brown in Ohio and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota are extremely vulnerable this election year. All three are completely out of step with their states on abortion. This November these three seats could be flipped if pro-lifers use the issue to target them.
In other states, abortion is a 50/50 issue, but pro-lifers could turn out if they were more heavily targeted. Bill Nelson is in deep trouble, but he will be re-elected if pro-life voters listen to diatribes by Rand Paul and Matt Walsh about how both parties are the same when it comes to abortion. Both parties are not the same. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins don’t represent Republicans on abortion anymore than Joe Donnelly represents the Left. It can be a winning issue for Republicans. We saw that when millions turned out to keep the Supreme Court from being formed by Hillary Clinton.
An investigation by Accountability In Government has revealed that Ohio’s 12th district has about 170 voters who are at least 116 years old. Some were as old as 216. The birthdates from the 2016 report were either 1/1/1900 or 1/1/1800. While this could be as simple as a computer error or human error, it reflects a system that desperately needs review and repair. However, Trump’s election commission was shuttered after months of Democrat obstruction. A study showed that 6.4% of the nation’s approximately 20 million illegal aliens managed to vote in 2016.
Voter rolls in Ohio’s 12th filled with issues
Another day, another harsh smack down from Judge Ellis in the Manafort trial. Ellis has daily rebuked the prosecution for going off topic, bringing up meaningless points, emphasizing Manafort’s wealth, and other errors. Ellis did apologize for one of his remarks, but continued today to knock the prosecution for going off topic. The prosecution has attempted to use Manafort’s wealth to paint him in a negative light and to focus on confusing procedural issues to muddy the waters. At one point Judge Ellis hit them for spending time talking about Manafort’s clothes and other aspects of his lavish lifestyle. Being rich is not a crime.
Judge Ellis chastises Manafort prosecution for 8th day
Islamic terrorists were caught running a camp in New Mexico where they were training children to be school shooters. The investigation began after one of the men at the camp abducted his son from foster care. The son later died and was buried at the camp. The 11 children found at the camp were also close to starvation. At the bottom of the article, CNN mentions that the sheriff characterized them as “extremists of the Muslim belief”.
Islamic child terrorist training camp discovered in New Mexico
Some Democrats are cheering the fall of Democratic Socialism. In Tuesday’s primary, the candidates endorsed and supported by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped like flies. Democrat voters went for the more middle of the left side of the road liberals who don’t openly talk about doubling taxes. But while Democrats #walkaway from their energetic rising stars, that still leaves them with a November election platform of raising taxes and obstructing Trump. We’ll see if that ends up being a winning combination. The candidates on the left with the most success were ones backed by none other than Hillary Clinton.
Down goes Socialism, establishment Democrat party is back on top
Republican Chris Collins is in trouble for insider trading. The New York representative called family members after the failure of a new drug being developed by a company where he served on the board. The insider trading saved his son and others about $768,000 in losses. Collins has vowed to fight. Congress had passed strong anti-insider trading laws in 2012, but those were walked back the following year and quietly repealed by Obama.
Chris Collins hit for insider trading making his seat a target in November
Speaking of the midterms, Democrats are in trouble in the Senate. But to take the House, they believe there are only 15 competitive races they have to win. Of the 23 seats Dems need to retake the House for the first time since 2010, they believe they have 8 in the bag already. Democrats are not running on much, except for independence from other Democrats and hatred for Trump. In fact, it’s almost hard to tell who 2018 Democrat candidates despise more, Nancy Pelosi or Donald Trump. The American people meanwhile have to decide if they believe them. Democrats have worked in lock step to obstruct any sort of government movement, so it is kind of weird for them to pretend to be independent now when an election rolls around. The great economy and success of Trump’s agenda doesn’t help either.
Democrats confident in their strategy of having no agenda and opposing themselves
Yesterday we wrote about a California politician saying the state needs to regulate every aspect of our lives. Today it’s Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy applauding the removal of Alex Jones from the internet. I’m not an Alex Jones fan, I think half the stuff he puts out is fake news and the other half is sensationalized news. He’s on par with CNN. But Murphy went on to say something scary. Murphy tweeted that the censorship of internet sites by the major corporations like Facebook and Youtube is what our democracy depends on.
I’m going to disagree with Murphy and suggest that freedom of speech, political expression, and freedom of association are what our democracy depends on. Our founders seemed to agree when they wrote the bill of rights. Companies can do whatever they want with their own internet platforms. But it’s scary to see a US Senator cheer on big corporate censorship of political views.
Democrat Senator suggests internet censorship will save our democracy
It’s always fun to go back and read the climate change predictions from the past and see how they have failed to materialize. On the first Earth Day, everyone figured climate change would wipe out the planet by 2000. Obviously that didn’t happen, but the predictions went on. Climate change predictions have become a great way for one side to use fear mongering to pass their agenda. Republicans have been wrongly accused of wanting dirty air and dirty water. Here’s a link to an article highlighting some of the failed predictions since 2000.
2018 and the planet is still here
We are back to not accepting a nuclear Iran. After canceling the Iranian nuke deal made by Obama, without congressional approval, Trump gave Iran months to come to the table and renegotiate. After Iran’s refusal, Trump is now reinstating the Obama era sanctions in two stages. the first stage went into effect yesterday, the second is coming in November. Trump has also issued an ultimatum to our trading partners that the US will not deal with countries who deal with Iran. The pressure is back on for Iran to abandon their nuclear ambitions, although they now have billions more to work with thanks to Obama’s attempt at a legacy.
Trump reinstates Iranian sanctions over Iran’s refusal to negotiate new nuke deal
Several states go to the polls today for the midterm primaries. Media outlets like CNN have chosen a special election in Ohio to focus on as their indication of how the blue wave is doing. The special election is for a state senate seat and will be re-decided in November, so frankly we don’t care. I’m looking more closely at the Missouri primary. This will be an indication of any strides made by the Libertarian party in influencing the future of conservative politics. Libertarian-turned-Republican Austin Petersen chose to run within the Republican primary rather than as a third party candidate. A long shot win by the champion of liberty could set the tone for future incursions into the GOP by Libertarian hopefuls. The Freedom Caucus has shown it can be done, and many Libertarians have grown wary of their own party that nominated perpetually high Gary Johnson and old school RINO Bill Weld in the 2016 Presidential race.
Libertarian candidate hopes for upset in GOP primary
Today was a terrifying day for Ohio State students. Somali refugee Abdul Razaq Ali Artan plowed his car into a group of students on campus and came out swinging with a kitchen knife. 11 were sent to the hospital with injuries. Although originally reported as an active shooter, 18 year old Artan appears to not have had a gun. He was shot and killed by the police.
Artan had posted anti-America posts on his Facebook page prior to the rampage. He seemed to suggest that America was interfering with Muslim countries. After the attack, Hassan Omar, president of the Somali Community Association of Ohio called it upsetting, adding “We are American and we don’t want somebody to create this problem”.
Shortly after the attack, the Twitter universe erupted with calls for more gun control, including a tweet from Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee decrying the “senseless shooting at an Ohio State University”. While the scene was still fresh, former Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine added that he was “Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning.” Ohio State University is a gun free zone, and apparently the only shooting was when Artan was shot by police.
In addition to the hero police officer who stopped the attack, there were other heroes on the scene. In one class room, military students protected their fellow students by closing them in a room and standing guard at the door.
The press is not speculating about the motive. Our prayers are with the injured and their families.