Democrats Want Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke To Run Again, And Soon

Beto don’t run, he skateboards.

Via Washington Examiner:

Democrats want Beto O’Rourke to run in 2020 for the White House or Senate — they don’t really care for which; they just want him on the battlefield.

O’Rourke may have lost to Cruz in ruby red Texas Tuesday night, but he lost like no Democrat has in 20-plus years. O’Rourke came within 2.6 percentage points of Cruz, radically boosted turnout among young and minority voters, and he raised an ungodly amount of money.

Critics pointed to the plethora of profiles written about O’Rourke for the mania surrounding the 46-year-old politician daring to run statewide in Texas, but the crowds came before the profiles. As O’Rourke traveled non-stop to all 254 counties in Texas his profile grew outside of the Lone Star State. Videos went viral of his answers to questions about NFL players kneeling in protest of police brutality against African Americans during the national anthem, or of his riding a skateboard in a Whatabuger parking lot.

“He absolutely should consider running,” Rep. Mark Veasey, D-Texas, said of a possible O’Rourke presidential run. “It would be unwise for him to not to.”

“What Beto did, he changed Texas and put Texas in play,” Veasey said, making clear that he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the 2020 presidential contest.

O’Rourke said he definitively will not run for president when asked in the aftermath of his loss, but a number of Democrats are already in his ear trying to change his mind. Fellow Texas Democrat Rep. Filemon Vela was with O’Rourke on election night and in the days since has urged O’Rourke to visit Iowa — where presidential dreams get their start.

The excitement O’Rourke has generated among Democrats is palpable. At an election night party for a House Democrat in Virginia Tuesday, the loudest cheers outside of those for the local candidate Jennifer Wexton came when early results showed O’Rourke with a slight lead (only 2 percent of precincts were reporting at the time.)

Throughout the campaign, Veasey said he received texts from people living in other states with Beto for Senate signs in their yard. Two days after the election as Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez went through the election results with press, Beto O’Rourke was the name he mentioned repeatedly when discussing how to keep momentum on Democrats’ side.

“Beto inspired so many young people and new voters to get out, and he’s established a baseline that’s far higher,” Perez said. “And now we build on it; success is about persistence.”

Seeing O’Rourke’s success even in defeat, Perez said, means that Democrats are going to target Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in 2020.

“Are we going to compete in the Texas Senate race in 2020? The answer is hell yeah,” Perez said. “You’re going to see a lot of prominent Democrats come up and compete against John Cornyn.”

Keir Murray, a Democratic strategist who has worked on campaigns in the state for 20 years, thinks O’Rourke should get back in the game quickly rather than wait for another moment.

“I absolutely think Beto should run for U.S. Senate here, at the very least,” Murray said. “I don’t think we’re going to find a better candidate.”

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Petition Asks University Of Minnesota To ‘Address’ College Republicans’ Gender Pronoun Mural

Words trigger the snowflakes and snowflakes retaliate by spray painting words.

Via Campus Reform:

College Republicans at the University of Minnesota painted a critique of a proposed pronoun policy at the school, but the mural was later vandalized with the phrase “Queer Power.” Now, some students are petitioning the university to take action against the College Republicans, saying that their mural constituted “hate speech.”

Every year, student groups at UMN decorate blank bridge panels on Washington Avenue Bridge. College Republicans painted panels on Oct. 11 that included the statement, “the proposed pronoun policy mocks real social issues,” “Make the [university] great again,” “Trump 2020,” and “all opinions are welcome here” for their 2018 design.

But no fewer than 36 hours after the initial painting, “Queer Power” was spray painted over the group’s design. The College Republicans repainted their panel, but only to have it vandalized again.

The College Republicans group is no stranger to vandalism as it happened in both 2016 and 2017. UMN Associate Director of Student Union and Activities Erik Dussault addressed this latest incident in an email to College Republicans President John Cannon, a copy of which was obtained by Campus Reform.

“[University of Minnesota Police Department] was able to identify the individual who spraypainted the College Republicans panel,” Dussault said. “The city attorney’s office has declined to charge the individual.”

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Former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, Reportedly Eyes Challenging Trump For President In 2020

As a capitalist he doesn’t have a chance in the Democrat Socialist primary.

Via Daily Mail:

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is assembling a crack PR-team, including the campaign manager for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run, as he considers challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Schultz, a Democrat and successful businessman, could be a contender against President Trump in the 2020 elections. But he would need someone with experience in the political sphere.

Now Schultz, who is also preparing a book tour for his new memoir, has brought on board Steve Schmidt, a former vice chairman at public relations powerhouse Edelman, who previously managed the late Republican Senator McCain’s presidential campaign.

Cheryl Cook, a longtime executive vice president at Edelman, is representing Schultz currently and will remain on board through his book tour.

Meanwhile, Schultz has hired another adviser, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who he worked with throughout his tenure at Starbucks.

Chandrasekaran was previously a senior correspondent at The Washington Post.

Political pundits say the public relations and advisory team Schultz has brought on is a signal that he is investigating the possibility of running in 2020, despite that he has yet to visit the places like Iowa and New Hampshire, where potential candidates have already begun campaigning in.

‘I certainly believe in the abstract people coming from the business into politics, particularly a run for president, they need someone around them. They need to have people familiar to them to help them,’ said Thomas Rath, a New Hampshire Republican operative, according to CNBC.

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State Of Maryland Asks Judge To Declare Rosenstein Acting Attorney General

Frivolous lawsuit.

Via NBC News:

The state of Maryland plans to ask a federal judge on Tuesday for an order declaring that Rod Rosenstein is the acting attorney general — not Matt Whitaker, who was appointed to that position last week after the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions.

If the judge does as Maryland asks, ruling that Whitaker cannot serve as attorney general, it would be a blow to President Donald Trump, who bypassed Rosenstein in favor of someone who has repeatedly criticized Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election meddling.

The Justice Department would immediately appeal any such ruling, and the case could be on a fast track to the Supreme Court.

Whitaker’s appointment has been widely criticized because he now oversees the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and the president. While serving as a conservative commentator, he questioned the scope of the investigation and said there was no Trump campaign collusion with the Russians. For that reason, several congressional Democrats have urged him to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller’s investigation.

Maryland’s attorney general, Brian Frosh, a Democrat, argues in court documents to be filed Tuesday that if Trump had the kind of authority the White House claims, he could fire the attorney general “then appoint a carefully selected senior employee who he was confident would terminate or otherwise severely limit the investigation.”

Maryland argues that Whitaker’s selection by Trump violated federal law and exceeded the appointment authority in the Constitution.

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Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith Talks About Her Bias Against White Women With Blonde Hair

What happened to what we used to be taught – to view everyone as an individual and by the content of their character, not by color of skin?

Via Daily Wire:

On Monday, actress Jada Pinkett Smith talked about her prejudice against white women with blonde hair. The actress revealed that she has found herself prejudging such women and has thought “twice” about doing an interview because the interviewer was a white woman with blonde hair.

“I have to admit I’m guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women,” Pinkett Smith said on an episode of “Red Table Talk,” appearing alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith.

“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” said the 47-year-old. “I’ve had to catch myself.”

Pinkett Smith was speaking in the context of race relations and the “divide” between white women and people of color. Up front, the actress told the audience that speaking about race honestly is a sensitive topic often met with outrage. “I got some serious biases and prejudices, myself,” she admitted.

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Media Isn’t Even Pretending Any More, Check What CNN Just Ran About Pelosi

Are they kidding? Do Democrats have to declare this in-kind contribution?

Neil Young Loses His Home In California Fires, Blasts Trump, Blames Climate Change

Sorry he lost his home, but this is lunacy.

Via NY Post:

Neil Young is among the slew of celebrities who have lost their Malibu homes to the raging California wildfires — and the rock legend scorched President Trump over the devastation.

In a post to his website late Sunday, Young blasted Trump’s controversial statements that improper forestry management contributed to the deadly blazes.

“California is vulnerable—not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it,” the musician wrote.

“Our temperatures are higher than ever here in our hottest summer on record,” Young added. “California is a paradise for us all. We are sad not to be able to defend it against Mother Nature’s wrath.”

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Ocasio-Cortez Is Upset World’s Most Valuable Company Is Investing In NYC

How dare companies bring jobs to New York! Then she can’t stoke resentment.

Via Daily Wire:

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy that Amazon, the world’s most valuable company, has decided to invest billions of dollars and bring approximately 25,000 jobs to New York City.

The 28-year-old bartender turned politician responded to the news that Amazon is bringing a second headquarters to NYC by claiming, without evidence, that her community is “outraged.”

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday:

New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’s second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a more than yearlong public contest that started with 238 candidates and ended with a surprise split of its so-called HQ2.

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Every Week, Amount Of Illegal Aliens Entering US Dwarfs The Caravan

The caravan is just a more visible sign of the huge and continuing problem.

Via Daily Caller:

The massive procession of migrants winding through Mexico may be weeks away from the southwest border, but a “caravan”-sized number of people cross into the U.S. illegally every single day.

That fact has been overshadowed by coverage of the 4,000-strong caravan and President Donald Trump’s reaction to it, particularly his deployment of thousands of active duty troops to three border states. Commentators are quick to note that the caravan is still hundreds of miles from the nearest U.S. port of entry, and its members are unlikely to swarm across the border when it does arrive.

But the caravan is only a small — if highly publicized — part of a much larger phenomenon that has completely swamped the U.S. asylum system.

After falling to historic lows in the early months of the Trump administration, illegal immigration across the southwest border has risen in nearly every single month since, driven largely by a wave of people traveling together as families. Arrests of so-called “family units” — the vast majority of them from Central America — have now reached unprecedented levels, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) figures.

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Media Still Trying To Make Robert O’Rourke A ‘Thing,’ ‘Beto Is Making People Horny’

Yeesh. It isn’t about what’s in his mind or whether they’re rabid leftists, just like Kyrsten Sinema, it’s whether you think they’re “cute.”

Via Twitchy:

Democrats have proven that what matters most to them is not policy, or ideas, or integrity, or knowledge, or even experience. No no, what matters to them is if their candidate is hip and cool and DOWN with his or her fellow man.

And he or she is especially popular if they play air guitar and skateboard in a parking lot at night.

Seriously, who needs substance when you’ve got a candidate cutting steak?

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Kat Timpf Explains How She Was Chased Out Of Brooklyn Bar Because She Works For Fox

Via NRO:

Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media.

Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described the incident in a Friday night tweet and later expanded on her initial description of the confrontation during a Monday interview with National Review.

After arriving at the bar, Timpf became separated from her friends and found herself in conversation with a man she didn’t know, who inquired about her occupation. Timpf explained that she worked at Fox News and the conversation proceeded unremarkably. A while later, Timpf was confronted by a woman, who, after hearing she worked at Fox News, became enraged and began shouting at her in a threatening manner.

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New MAGA Building Blocks Urge Kids To ‘Build The Wall’

Just in time for Christmas.

Via NY Post:

A self-proclaimed conservative gift expert is touting a timely toy for tots.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new line of toys: MAGA building blocks!,” the homepage of KeepAndBear.com hypes in blood-red lettering. “This set comes with more than 100 pieces including President Trump in a MAGA hard hat!”

The $29.95 Lego knock-offs — emblazoned with 45’s “Build the Wall” mantra — are available for pre-order now from the home of “the best selection of Trump gifts anywhere!” Shipping starts Nov. 23.

The site’s promotional language explains the motivation behind the blocks: “A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border, but to no avail.”

That said, the online merchants get it: Of course foreigners are fleeing their homelands to live and work in America.

“After all, we are the greatest nation on earth,” the product description reads. “In the interest of national security, however, we cannot allow just anyone and everyone to cross our borders.”

And just because these blocks are targeting tykes, don’t think the messaging isn’t deep: “The wall must be built. The wall will keep America safe” from “gangs, criminals and terrorists.”

KeepAndBear.com launched in the summer of 2016 as a marketing tool for “Keep And Bear: The Movie,” a documentary that theorizes “gun ownership is more than a Constitutional right.”

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CNN Giddy: Blue Wave Was Bigger Than We Could Have Hoped For!…

No, not biased at all.

HT: WFB

Report: House Democrats Planning 85 Trump Probes…

One of the Dems’ favorite pastimes, pissing away taxpayer dollars.

Veterans Day: 75 Years Later, WWII Marine Corps War Dog Handler Still Remembers His Dogs

Via Fox News:

Seventy-five years ago, on November 1, 1943, the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon stormed the beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Twenty-four dogs landed with the Marines and the 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional) – three were German Shepherd messenger dogs, the other twenty-one were Doberman Pinscher silent scout and sentry dogs. Two of the messenger dogs, Thor and Jack, were handled by Pvt. Homer J. Finley, Jr. This is Homer’s story, now age 93, as told to Robin Hutton.

I went into the Marine Corps in 1942 and signed up for a four-year hitch. I was 17-years-old when I went in, and stationed in Jacksonville, Florida – a long way from Elmira, New York.

I loved dogs my whole life, so when I heard that the Marines were looking for volunteers for a job involving dogs, I volunteered and moved to Front Royal, Virginia. because that’s where all the dogs were coming in – and it was also closer to home.

You wouldn’t believe all the different dogs we worked with – a lot of them were pure bred and all sizes and shapes. The first thing we had to do was have the veterinarians check them over, and then we took care of their feeding, watering, cleaning up – everything.[…]

One day I was called into Marine Headquarters and was transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Here’s where we got into serious dog training for combat, and that’s where the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon was originated.

The Marine Corps used German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers. Our platoon had three German Shepherd messenger dogs – Caesar, Thor and Jack – and each had two handlers. That’s where I worked mostly. And that’s how I ended up going into combat.

At Camp Lejeune we had lessons on how to get the dogs off a transport and into a landing boat. They were preparing us for combat. That’s where we discovered dogs get seasick too. We were taken out in boats and we had to climb the cargo nets and they hoisted the dogs onboard with winches.

We went from LeJeune out to Camp Pendleton for further training on our way to the Pacific. While we were there they had professional dog trainers from the movies come into camp to watch what we were doing and give suggestions.

From Camp Pendleton we went on liberty ships to New Caledonia and joined up with the 2nd Marine Raider Regiment. Eventually we ended up at Guadalcanal as our base camp.

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Democrats: ‘Cruel And Unscientific’ To Define Legal Sex By Biology

The science is only settled when it involves climate change.

Via Breitbart:

The Democrats’ statement was sent to President Donald Trump’s administration after the New York Times reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body.

Trump’s biology-determines-sex policy “makes it clear that members of this administration are willing to … solidify an archaic, dogmatic, and alarming view of the world,” the Democrats complain their letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Democrats instead want government agencies to let people define their legal sex by declaring their internal feeling of male or female “gender identity,” regardless of their male or female body and biology.

Yet there is no scientific or legal measure of “gender identity.” For example, one gay advocacy group defines gender identity as “One’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither.” So any person could claim to have an opposite-sex “gender identity” and become a member of the other sex at any time, for as long or short a time as they wish.

This identity-beats-biology change would erase any recognition of biological women and biological men from the law. For example, the transgender ideology says the idea of “women” would include men and women who say they have a female “gender identity.” Women who insist they are women would be redefined as “cis-gender women,” say transgender advocates.

If gender defines sex, the nation’s anti-discrimination laws will force agencies, civic organizations, and cultural groups to bar recognition of the partly-different and complementary preferences and attributes of males and females.

This revolutionary change would have profound consequences. For one minor example, a female theater director could face an anti-discrimination lawsuit if she repeatedly chooses women to play the female leads in Romeo and Juliet, even when the show is aimed at a female audience. In November, the company that sells Victoria’s Secret lingerie products was slammed because it does not use a mix of interchangeable men and women to model their clothing for women.

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Breaking: AP Finally Calls Arizona For Sinema, McSally Concedes

Sigh, she mocked Arizona, said joining the Taliban was ok and led anti-military protests in a tutu. WTH, Arizona?

Via Daily Wire:

The Associated Press (AP) declared far-left Democrat Kyrsten Sinema the winner of Arizona’s tightly contested Senate race against Republican Rep. Martha McSally.

“The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a week after voters went to the polls on Nov. 6,” the AP reported. “She becomes Arizona’s first Democratic U.S. senator since 1994. Her win cemented Arizona as a swing state after years of Republican dominance.”

While Sinema tried to cast herself as a centrist during the campaign and with some of her votes in Congress, an undercover sting video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealed that those who are close to her describe her as “very liberal,” adding that “she’s progressive.”

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Computer Algorithm Will Decide Whether A Democrat Unseats Republican In Maine

Redistribution of votes.

Via Daily Mail:

The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

The four-way political battle won’t conclude until a computer algorithm has the final say this week on whether Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin wins re-election or is ousted by Democratic state lawmaker Jared Golden.

It is one of 13 undecided House seats.

The new way of voting in which all candidates are ranked on a ballot made its national debut in U.S. House and Senate races in Maine.

Under the system, a candidate wins with a majority of first-place votes. If there’s no majority, the last-place candidate’s second-place votes are reallocated to remaining candidates. The computerized process can be repeated until there’s a winner.

Across the country, voting reform advocates are watching as the system faces its biggest test in the most expensive race in Maine history.

‘This will either fuel the adoption of ranked-choice voting in other jurisdictions, or it will stop it in its tracks,’ said Corey Cook, dean of the School of Public Service at Boise State University, who has studied 100 elections that used the system.

Maine residents approved the system in 2016 after nine of the previous 11 gubernatorial elections resulted in winners who failed to get a majority of the vote.

Proponents say the system allows people to vote for third-party or independent candidates without concern for political ‘spoilers’ or vote-splitting. They say it also moderates campaigns because candidates don’t want to alienate supporters of other candidates in the event they need second-place votes to reach a majority.

Critics say the ballot and system can be confusing to voters. They also say bland campaigns don’t allow candidates to differentiate themselves.

The system is sometimes referred to as an ‘instant runoff’ in the dozen or so municipalities where it’s used. But there’s nothing instant about the process in Maine. All of the ballots, more than 600,000 of them, had to be shipped to Augusta and scanned into a computer. That process continued over the weekend.

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Democrats Load “Subpoena Cannon” With 85+ Trump Targets

Democrat Russian roulette.

Via Axios:

House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings to the Space Force to his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us.

What they’re saying: One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon.

Based on our reporting and other public sources, Axios’ Zach Basu has assembled a list of at least 85 potential Trump-related investigation and subpoena targets for the new majority. (See the list.)

Incoming House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told “Axios on HBO” that he expects Trump to resist the committees’ requests, demands and subpoenas — likely pushing fights over documents and testimony as far as the Supreme Court.

Why it matters: The fight will test the power of the presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.

Top Democrats, who had largely avoided the subject during the campaign, now tell us they plan to almost immediately begin exploring possible grounds for impeachment. A public report by Robert Mueller would ignite the kindling.

Tom Steyer, the liberal activist who spent more than $100 million during the campaign to build support for impeachment, said establishment leaders who are trying to postpone talk of impeachment are “the outliers”: “80 percent of registered Democrats think … we’re right.”

Two of the most powerful incoming chairs tell “Axios on HBO” that they are plotting action far beyond Russian interference in the 2016 elections.1) Schiff, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee, told us he wants to help special counsel Robert Mueller, and plans to release — with some redactions of classified material — transcripts of dozens of interviews the committee conducted during its own Russia probe.

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Gerard Butler Lost His House In California Wildfires But Some Leftists Say They Don’t Feel Sorry For Him

Vile.

Via Daily Wire:

Actor Gerard Butler lost his Malibu home in a raging wildfire last weekend, but leftists are having a tough time empathizing with the “300” star because he’s an unabashed supporter of the State of Israel.

Butler posted a photo of the charred remains of his house on both Twitter and Instagram, and took followers on a “tour” of what was left of his Malibu property in his Instagram stories. His home was one of around 180 structures burned by two fires raging through Southern California, and one of nearly 6,700 structures destroyed statewide.

But his tweet, which thanked first responders for doing the best they could to save his home and for evacuating his neighborhood, wasn’t met with the typical outpouring of support seen for celebrity victims of national tragedies. Instead, leftists and anti-Semites responded to Butler’s tweet with a barrage of hate, all because the actor has given money to support the Israeli Defense Forces.

Many called Butler’s misfortune “karma,” and mocked the actor with claims that he was merely experiencing what Palestinians experience every day.

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