Poll: 74% of Democrats Would Consider Voting For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For President

Even better: She’s too young to serve as president.

Via WaPo:

A new poll finds that 74 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning adults would consider voting for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for president if they could.

For now, they can’t.

Ocasio-Cortez, who last year became the youngest woman elected to Congress, is 29. Under the Constitution, you must be at least 35 to be president.

The Axios-SurveyMonkey poll highlights the splash that Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, has made since her arrival this month on Capitol Hill.

The 74 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning adults who say they would vote for her for president includes 17 percent who say they would “definitely”do so.

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Horses Help Florida Cops Take Down Fugitive Running From Deputies

Via Fox News:

Crime dog, meet the crime horses.

A group of horses in Florida helped to take a bite out of crime last week after chasing a fugitive who set foot in their pasture.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that Dominic Maultsby, 29, was sought by police on Wednesday after officers on patrol noticed him driving a vehicle with a tag light out that had left the license plate illegible.

When deputies tried to pull Maultsby over in Deland, he made a U-turn and drove away at a high rate of speed, evading cops until officers eventually used a spike strip to disable his car, WKMG reported.

After abandoning the vehicle, Maultsby took off on foot and eventually made his way into a horse field.

That was a mistake.

In a video from a helicopter released by the sheriff’s office, a man identified as Maultsby can be seen being chased by the three horses and then trying to climb a fence before falling down.

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Head of Democratic Caucus: Trump Is “Grand Wizard Of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”

Pretty crummy Grand Wizard when he donates to Al Sharpton and gets praised by Jesse Jackson for minority employment. Plus gets the lowest black unemployment numbers.

Via Daily Caller:

House Democrat Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries labeled President Donald Trump “the Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” a title previously given to the head of the Ku Klux Klan, during a speech honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

“We have a hater in the White House. The birther-in-chief. The Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. One of the things that we’ve learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead he’s still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well,” he stated.

“So one of the things we need to do is learn from the lessons of Dr. King, and he dealt with such hate in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In 1963, I think it was the governor of Alabama who rose in his inauguration speech and said, ‘segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever,’” Jeffries continued. “That was Governor George Wallace. But, Dr. King showed us in that very same year that when haters rise up, you don’t run from the problem, you run toward the problem. So shortly after that, Dr. King announced that he was going to desegregate Birmingham.”

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WATCH: Joy Behar Admits Real Reason Why Media Falsely Went After The Covington Kids

Finally honest. They’re collateral damage to the Trump hate.

Nathan Phillips Led Rally Attempting To Disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

Can we dispense with calling this guy an “elder” already?

Via Catholic News Agency:

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.

The group of 20 demonstrators was stopped by shrine security as it tried to enter the church during its 5:15 pm Vigil Mass, according to a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass.

“It was really upsetting,” the guard told CNA.

“There were about twenty people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors and everything.”

The guard said the incident was a disappointment during a busy and joyful weekend for the shrine.

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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Interviews Covington Catholic Student Nick Sandmann, Asks If He Should Apologize

Great response. He was the victim.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Undercuts Nancy Pelosi On The Wall, Again: Need Physical Barriers

It’s not “immoral” anymore.

Senate Set To Vote On Bills To Reopen Government

Movement?

Via Daily Caller:

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on two bills that could reopen the government as both leaders in the Senate agreed to push forward on votes Tuesday afternoon.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to put President Donald Trump’s bill and the Democratic proposal, which the House already passed, up for vote on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. Border security continues to be a contentious issue between the two parties.

Both of these bills could potentially reopen the government immediately. However, the bills would need 60 “yes” votes in order to pass, which is unlikely at this point as neither party has the bipartisan support needed.

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CNN Story Claimed Phillips Said He Was A Vietnam Veteran [Updated]

Here’s the CNN report:

So naturally, CNN’s story is not quite right.

In the story, it has him saying it two times.

In the accompanying video in which they have a chyron declaring him a Vietnam Vet, he actually says “Vietnam-times” vet one of the times. They do have him saying it a second time in the story but no video to clarify that.

The WaPo has now “clarified” their own report saying he was a Vietnam veteran. They were the first report on the story. Many other media outlets also reported he was a Vietnam vet erroneously.

Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam.

The problem with claiming one was a “Vietnam-times” veteran is it is suggestive of a fact that is not quite true, that one served in Vietnam.

Trump Is Being The Adult In The Room On The Shutdown

Pelosi is counting on the democrats taking back the White House in 2020.

Last week, Democratic Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.) offered President Trump some advice on how to end the current border wall standoff. “Always try to find a solution in which both sides come out ahead,” Warner told the president. It’s good advice. Trump is taking it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) are not.

On Saturday, Trump did exactly what Warner suggested, offering Democrats a win-win compromise. In addition to his 230-mile physical barrier, Trump said he would support three years of legislative relief for 700,000 recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as well as a three-year extension for 300,000 other immigrants whose temporary protected status is expiring — 1 million people in all. These extensions, Trump said, would give Congress time to “work on a larger immigration deal, which everybody wants — Republicans and Democrats.” His offer, Trump said, was “straightforward, fair, reasonable and common sense, with lots of compromise,” adding that “both sides in Washington must simply come together . . . and find solutions.”

The Democrats’ response? Pelosi called the offer “non-starter” even before Trump delivered his speech. Schumer declared it “one-sided and ineffective.” That’s ridiculous. Obviously, Trump’s proposal is only an opening bid. But instead of making a counteroffer and negotiating in good faith, Democrats are demanding unconditional surrender. That extremism is playing politics with not only the lives of the DACA and TPS recipients, who would benefit under Trump’s plan, but also the lives of the 800,000 federal government workers who are about to miss their second paycheck.

Trump is being the adult in the room. He has stopped talking about invoking a national emergency. He’s showing flexibility on the definition of a wall, the number of miles, the amount of money — and adding immigration sweeteners. To demonstrate his support for immigration, he even held a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office to personally swear in new citizens from Iraq, Bolivia, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and South Korea, telling them “our whole nation embraces you with open arms and joyful hearts.”

But it seems Democrats’ objective is not to find a way out of the stalemate; it is to humiliate the president. Since Trump heeded Warner’s advice, maybe the senator should go to his own leadership and tell them the same thing: The only way this standoff ends is with a win-win solution. Trump is willing to let Democrats claim victory, as long as he can, too.

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Trump Moving Ahead With State Of The Union Speech Next Week

Pelosi worried about paychecks for the people.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.

The White House sent an email to the House Sergeant-at-Arms on Tuesday asking to schedule a walk-through for the speech in anticipation of a Jan. 29 delivery, according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the planning.

At the same time, the White House is continuing to work on contingency plans and has been considering potential alternatives, including a rally, as a back-up venue.

A previously scheduled Capitol walk-through was canceled last week just before Pelosi sent her letter to Trump suggesting that he either deliver the speech in writing or delay it until after the partial government shutdown is resolved, citing security concerns.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen responded by assuring that DHS and Secret Service were “fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.”

Asked about the letter by reporters Tuesday, Pelosi did not address the White House’s decision, saying only: “We just want people to get paid for their work.”

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WaPo Correction: Nathan Phillips ‘Was Never Deployed To Vietnam’

Is Phillips claiming service in Vietnam?

Via Breitbart:

The Washington Post has walked back claims about the military record of Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist at the center of a national controversy captured on video at Friday’s Woman’s March in Washington, D.C.

In a January 20 report titled — “‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on his encounter with MAGA-hat-wearing teens” — the Post‘s Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Antonio Olivo, and Joe Heim erroneously stated Philips is a veteran of the Vietnam War despite having not been deployed.

On Tuesday, news of the Post’s correction began circulating on social media. “Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam,” the correction reads. The update does not have a time or date stamp.

The latest blunder follows a string of missteps by the establishment media who rushed to condemn a group of Covington Catholic High School students for there behavior during a confrontation with Philips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

At first the focus was on a short video showing one of the high school students, Nick Sandmann, wearing a red Make America Great Again hat and appearing to smile while a crowd of other teens laughed behind him, as he stood next to the 64-year-old Native American, who played a traditional chant on a drum.

Pull back further and a different view emerged, however, in a separate video showing members of a group calling itself the Black Hebrew Israelites taunting everyone on the mall that day, calling the Native Americans who had gathered there for the Indigenous Peoples March “Uncle Tomahawks” and ”$5 Indians” and the high school students “crackers” and worse. Additional footage shows the Black Hebrew Israelites calling the students “racist bastards,” “little dirty-ass crackers,” and “child-molesting faggots.” It was an ugly encounter of spewed epithets but one that nevertheless ended with no punches thrown or other violence.

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Pelosi Fearmongers For Donations On Roe V. Wade Anniversary…

Via DCCC email:

Today is the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade — the decision that made it legal for women to make their own health care decisions in privacy.

For the past three years right around the time of the anniversary, we’ve held the Women’s March — in part to reassert our commitment to protect the right to choose. That commitment is incredibly important.

With Trump in the White House, Republicans in control of the Senate, and Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is more vulnerable than it’s been in years.

If we want to preserve a woman’s right to make their own health decisions, we must continue fighting.

I will do all I can as Speaker of the House to make sure we don’t lose Roe v. Wade.

Thank you for joining me.

Nancy

The View Host Praises Man Who Smeared Covington Kids as ‘Good Samaritan;’ Scolds Boys to ‘Take Responsibility’…

Good grief.

HT: Newsbusters

SNL Writer Offers Oral Sex To Anyone Willing To ‘Punch’ Covington Teenager…

Classy gal.

Via Newsbusters:

It’s no question that Saturday Night Live has just about completely lost its ability to be funny. If you’re still scratching your head as to why the once loveable sketch comedy has fallen so far off, just look to the behavior of its creative staff. On Monday SNL writer Sarah Beattie posted a crude Twitter status offering lewd sex acts for anyone willing to harm Nicolas Sandmann, the Catholic teen accused of racism for merely standing in front of a triggered native American man.

Beattie, a self-described comedy writer and owner of “big tits,” jumped in on the Covington Catholic high school boys’ March for Life controversy, and rather than decry the apparent “racism” that the media wouldn’t shut up about, she went for the insanity gold and issued a call for violence on the minors, complete with an obscene incentive.

She tweeted, “I will blow whoever manages to punch that MAGA kid in the face.” Yes, m’lady. An honorable task for any soyboy under the feminazi boot to take up. For any nice, open-minded fellow willing to accept that all radical left wingers want are peace, love, and harmony; you might want to re-think that considering they’ve evolved into a group of people that daydream about hitting kids.

Iranian Air Force Commander Says They Will “Eliminate” Israel “From The Earth”…

Via Newsweeek:

The head of Iran’s air force has said the Islamic Republic’s pilots are eager to fight with Israel and will “eliminate it from the earth” in the wake of fresh Israeli strikes inside Syria and amid escalating tensions between the two regional rivals.

Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said Monday that Iran and its air force were ready for a confrontation with Israel. “The young people in the air force are fully ready and impatient to confront the Zionist regime and eliminate it from the Earth,” he said according to Reuters which quoted a state-linked news website.

Nasirzadeh’s warnings follow airstrikes by Israel against targets near Damascus in a massive overnight bombardment. According to the Times of Israel the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have said the strikes against an Iranian weapons depot, intelligence facility and a training camp were of a retaliatory nature, a response to what Israel alleges was an Iranian missile attack targeting a ski resort in Hermon, Sunday.

Throughout the war in neighboring Syria, Israel has regularly intervened to prevent Tehran’s expansion in the beleaguered country. Israel has said Iran has sought to gain a foothold in Syria through the international arm of its Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the al-Quds brigade, as well as through its Lebanese proxy force Hezbollah. Both back the government of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

A Tough Weekend For The News Media

Journalists suffering from butthurt and Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Via WACH:

An article that President Trump derided as “a disgrace to journalism” received a stalwart defense from its editors — while a viral video that occasioned strident criticism of the president’s supporters later wound up prompting a round of bipartisan apologies to those very supporters.

In what was assuredly a tough weekend for the mainstream news media, the pair of controversies underscored the ongoing debate in the country over “fake news” — or as the phrase tends to appear online, #fakenews.

The first incident erupted after 10 p.m. Friday night when BuzzFeed published a story, based on anonymous sources, alleging that Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, had told federal prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie to Congress about the time frame during which, in 2016, the pair had pursued the construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow.

As the story reverberated across other print outlets, social media, and the cable TV channels, leading Democrats cited the story as possibly presenting possible an avenue for impeachment. There was only one problem with it: a central figure in the investigations surrounding the president and Cohen shot it down.

Still later on Friday, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the rare step of issuing a statement challenging the accuracy of the BuzzFeed article. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Mueller spokesman Peter Carr — whose duties more typically involve responding to reporters’ inquiries with a terse “No comment.”

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the white House on Saturday, en route to a visit to Dover Air Force Base, President Trump pounced on the rare rebuke from the special counsel. “I think that the BuzzFeed piece was a disgrace to our country,” he said. “It was a disgrace to journalism. And I think also that the coverage by the mainstream media was disgraceful.”[…]

he second story blew up on Saturday, when cable news channels and social media endlessly replayed video that appeared to show a smirking young man in a red MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hat — a trademark of the president’s 2016 campaign — confronting, even insulting, an elderly Native American man as the latter banged a drum in front of the Lincoln Memorial and other students, many also wearing MAGA hats, cheered and hooted.

Critics of the president swiftly seized on the video as evidence of the cultural insensitivity, if not the overt racism, of Trump supporters. The smirking young man was quickly identified as Nick Sandmann, a junior from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky who was visiting the capital to take part in the March for Life Rally. The Native American man, who swiftly made the round of CNN and MSNBC, was a Vietnam veteran named Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe elder.

“The tense moments now being replayed over and over again online, when a young man got right in his face,” CNN anchor Ana Cabrera said of Sandmann’s encounter with Phillips. Joy Reid of MSNBC noted with dismay how the students had chanted “faux Native American songs” to taunt Phillips.

Even some prominent conservatives piled on, including Rich Lowry of National Review, Meghan McCain and Charlie Kirk — only to issue contrite apologies to Sandmann and his fellow students later on.

As it happened, additional footage surfaced showing that it was Sandmann and his fellow students who were first assailed by a group of African-American demonstrators, identifying themselves as “Hebrew Israelites,” who apparently took offense at the MAGA hats and began peppering the Catholic students with profane insults, including calling them “child-molesting f*****s.”

A trio of adults who chaperoned the Covington trip to the capital told WKRC that their students were “targeted from the get-go” and subjected to lewd insults that one mother called “horrible” to watch.

At that point, Phillips sought to interpose himself between the two groups, but the Vietnam veteran strode directly up to Sandmann and continued banging the traditional animal-skin drum just inches from the student’s nose.

“I never interacted with this protester,” Sandmann said later in a statement. “I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me.”

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Journalist Fired After Wishing Death On Covington Catholic HS Students, Parents

How is he feeling now?

Via Fox News:

A freelance Vulture journalist was fired from his main job at digital company INE Entertainment after wishing death for multiple Covington Catholic High School students and their parents in the wake of controversy over the incident between students and Native American activists, a report said.

Erik Abriss, a post-production supervisor at INE Entertainment, was fired after his tweets about the controversy involving teenage students went viral. He is reportedly a freelance journalist for Vulture.

Vulture declined to comment for the Wrap.

“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents,” tweeted Abriss.

“‘Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the s—-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F—ing die,” he added.

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Lawyer Offers Covington Kids Free Representation And Warns NYT About ‘Obvious Libel’; People Line Up To Help

Go, Robert Barnes!

Via Daily Wire:

The blowback from the egregiously irresponsible reporting of most mainstream media outlets about the context-less viral video of the boys from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School “harassing” and “threatening” a Native American protester could include some legal headaches for some of the reporters and outlets.

In a tweet that’s made headlines, Robert Barnes, a trial lawyer based in Los Angeles, issued an unequivocal warning to the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman about her report on the Covington kids: “I will represent the kids for free if they want to sue @maggieNYT for obvious libel.”

Barnes’ tweeted threat to Haberman instantly inspired support online, including many who offered their services and financial support to help with the libel lawsuit.

“I’ll happily help work the case for free as well. Evil needs to be stopped,” wrote one supporter. “Whatever I can do in PR, I am all-in,” added another. “I think it is time to get a group together that does pro bono work PR work etc. when media slander somebody innocent. We must stop this madness,” added yet another.

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Trump Weighs In On Covington Catholic High School Students

You knew he would.

Via Daily Wire:

President Donald Trump weighed in on the media’s manufactured crisis regarding the Covington Catholic High School students and Native American Nathan Phillips.

“Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media,” Trump tweeted. Not good, but making big comeback! ‘New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.'”

The president was referencing a segment that Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran on his Monday night broadcast where Carlson showed what happened to the high school boys that the media failed to show.

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