Sunday, April 22, 2018

op ed review 4/22


THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Congressional lawmakers made a criminal referral Wednesday to the Department of Justice  against James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his paramour FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the DNC allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims.
IG Report Outlines How Obama DOJ Worked To Shut Down Investigation Into Clinton Crime Syndicate

More than half a million people dropped off the food stamp rolls in a single month, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Below 300,000 for Longest Streak on Record
Federal government has cut 21,000 jobs under President Trump
Nonpartisan analysis finds GOP’s tax cut isn’t a gift to the rich.
Trump Blasts U.S. Anchor Baby Policy: ‘You’re Violating Something Very Sacred, You’re Violating a Border’
Trump action will reduce immigrant Medicaid enrollment.

After Barbara Bush’s death, the Left shows who the real hatermongers are in America.  These people are disgusting.

About half of Californians say they support President Trump’s Muslim travel ban and more deportations of undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll that challenges the conventional belief that residents of the left-leaning Golden State are overwhelmingly allergic to the administration’s hard line on immigration.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes to support sanctuary state lawsuit against California
Proposal to split California into 3 states.

Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” former Vice President Joe Biden told host Al Sharpton that Republicans don’t want African-Americans voting.

How Much Did The Media Cover Pro-Life Student Walkout Vs. Gun Control Walkout?
Actor James Woods points out via Twitter that first lady Melania Trump hasn’t been a muse for the magazine industry since her husband, President Trump, took office. Woods tweeted: “If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham's viewership has gone up by 20 percent since gun control activist David Hogg initiated a boycott of her advertisers late last month.

Millennials know a lot of stuff, just not history.
Always looking for a source of more supporters, Democrats in Washington D.C. want to let 16-year-olds vote for president.

Two articles, one will put a spring in your step, the other will leave you depressed:
“Trump is swinging at the complete destruction of the Democratic Party by gradually squeezing the Democrats out of the American political arena.”
“Millennial poll: Historic youth wave coming in 2018, Dems outnumber GOP 2-1”

For the first time in nearly a decade, Republican candidates across the country find themselves bereft of what was once their favorite talking point: repealing and replacing Obamacare, because the GOP failed dramatically in its efforts to roll back the ACA…..Democrats are looking to exploit as they seek to regain power in the midterms.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is counting the Tuesdays until she expects to retake the Speaker´s gavel.
But House Speaker Paul Ryan just doesn’t get it…he will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing a DACA amnesty.

Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for 'dreamers'

London Mayor looks to ban knives as murder rate spikes.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Newt Gingrich  4/5

Imagine the frustration building in elite media offices across the country.

Lately, the members of the elite media have been relentlessly bashing President Trump. The reality they have been promoting has been one in which the White House staff is in chaos; a hardline, supposedly dangerous right-wing hawk has been nominated to be national security adviser; and some of the most important news of the day centers around a woman with a lurid tale from more than a decade ago.

Meanwhile, deeply nostalgic TV personalities, who have been nurtured on the true faith of demonstration liberalism, have been fondly describing how anti-gun protests are bringing back memories of the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements.

In weaving together this false narrative, members of the elite media are collectively building an effort to uplift left-wing values and diminish the achievements of conservative leadership – specifically the Trump administration. However, after all this effort, President Trump’s approval rating has increased.

Whoever thought up the stunt of gathering more than 1,000 Central Americans in a caravan to travel across a complicit Mexico toward the U.S. border had no idea of the opportunity they were giving President Trump.

A recent CNN poll found that job approval for President Trump increased from 35 percent in February to 42 percent in March. The result was so shocking that CNN commentator Chris Cillizza, who is normally deeply anti-Trump, had to spend time analyzing the voter blocs in which “Trump performed significantly better in March than he did in February.”

In the CNN poll, President Trump saw big gains with men (8 points), young voters (8 points), middle-aged voters (9 points), and college graduates (10 points). Cillizza called the increases among younger and college educated voters “intriguing,” and said they were “most likely” due to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Trump Approval Index History, published by Rasmussen Reports, has consistently showed the president’s approval in the 40s – even hitting 50 percent on Monday. Importantly, the Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that while President Trump’s average monthly job approval rating has dropped from February to March, his daily rating has been mostly at or above President Obama’s 2010 rating since early February.

How could this be happening? How could a month of unending anti-Trump media lead to his gaining ground? Rasmussen again had a big part of the answer.

A recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52 percent of likely American voters believe most of the news media are against Trump’s agenda, while only 5 percent thought reporters are in support of Trump’s agenda. The elite media’s intense and pervasive hostility has begun to vaccinate the American people against its opposition to President Trump.

At the same time, the Trump presidency has a lot of good things going for it. The Republican tax cuts are working. People are getting bonuses and pay raises, and they are seeing companies beginning to reinvest in America. The president’s strong actions against Russia after the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in London pretty well knocked down any assertion that President Trump is unwaveringly pro-Putin. More and more foreign leaders are coming to the White House because President Trump is being recognized and acting as a world leader, despite the elite media’s effort to undermine him.

President Trump’s decision to talk with North Korea strikes most Americans as a welcome alternative to fighting another war on the peninsula. With Mike Pompeo and John Bolton nominated as secretary of state and national security adviser, respectively, it is hard to argue the Trump administration will go soft or be deceived by the North Koreans during the discussions. As Winston Churchill once said: “Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war.”

Finally, the president’s opponents keep helping him. Whoever thought up the stunt of gathering more than 1,000 Central Americans in a caravan to travel across a complicit Mexico toward the U.S. border had no idea of the opportunity they were giving President Trump. If we ever needed to demonstrate the case for a strong border wall, this supposed Central American invasion of our southern border will convince most Americans.

This may all change, but for the moment, President Trump is winning and the elite media is not.

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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“The reason we lock our doors at night is because we love the people inside, not because we hate the people outside.”
    -Border Patrol Agent Art del Cueto, President of the Border Patrol Union in Tucson

“The story at Starbucks isn’t racism but entitlement. The two men felt entitled to loiter on private property without buying anything. They decided that the rules didn’t apply to them. And apparently they were correct.”
     -Matt Walsh
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GLOBALONEY
Climate Scientists Mount Misleading Attack On IBD Editorial About Global Warming

New Discovery Could Destroy All Those Global Warming Doomsday Forecasts
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LEFTIST WATCH
After Bernie Sanders, many candidates proudly embrace the label “socialist”.

Hollywood writers coach progressive candidates as left plots 2018 course….. these progressives were reveling in what they believe is the political moment that will vault the liberal movement into power not just in Washington but nationwide.

A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement wants the Democratic platform to include “medicare for all, free college, and reparations for slavery.”

Another Tom Steyer, Left Wing-Funded Group Gathers on the National Mall: March for Science Redux

The left doesn’t see anything wrong with this:  “college hosts no-whites-allowed pool party”

Far left billionaire George Soros has been systematically targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Some of the candidates he has backed have already won. Now he is focusing on Oregon.

We can remember when the left used to accuse conservatives of being prudish censors. Now it's the left that appears determined to censor speech it doesn't like. And they appear to have three incredibly powerful allies in their quest: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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GLOBALONEY
You just know the usual suspects are behind this: “A group of young people sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to force him to take action on climate change.  The group of eight young Florida residents — represented by Oregon(?)-based Our Children's Trust — sued Scott to demand that the state begin working on a court-ordered, science-based "Climate Recovery Plan.


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ISLAM
France is going to try to reform Islam.  Good luck with that.  “Islam is a faith that thrives solely on dominating. It’s not exactly compatible with modern, more democratically run societies — never mind with other religions and beliefs. The goal of Islam is not so much to peacefully convert but rather to spread at all costs, by whatever means, and then to establish sharia and bring all into subjugation with its strict principles. Think of it like conquering, not converting.”

Facebook Bans German Historian for Saying 'Islam Is Not Part of German History'
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TV, FILM
‘Chappaquiddick': The Grim Record of a Kennedy Cover-Up
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ARTICLES
This is what real collusion with a foreign power looks like…and it didn’t bother ABC news at the time.

How Online Media Companies Are Suppressing Conservative Speech

This relentless critique is about what happens in Progressive schools from nurseries to colleges.  Ayn Rand essay in 1970 explained how children are deliberately destroyed.

“In today´s public dialogue, there´s a lot of talk back and forth over the transgender issue. And why not? Transgenderism has been made into a cause celebre by the cultural elite. Many, myself included, view this as part of the ongoing effort by the Left to separate America from God and tradition. For that reason, it is worthwhile to delve a little deeper into the issue than what is normally provided by what is claimed by transgender people themselves.”

Pretty much sums it up.

The grassroots voters that fueled the extraordinary rise of House Speaker Paul Ryan spurned their erstwhile conservative hero for a new champion, President Trump, marking a generational shift in ownership and attitude of the Republican Party. A change in the philosophical predilections of the GOP has been blamed for this slow-rolling divorce, made official with Ryan’s announcement that he would step down as speaker and retire from Congress at year’s end after more than two decades in Washington. But irreconcilable ideological differences had little to do with it.

Chick-fil-A scares Dan Piepenbring, a freelance writer in Brooklyn. He believes the Atlanta-based chain of chicken sandwich shops is one long nightmare…."New York has taken to Chick-fil-A. One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more... And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.”
“I was honestly astounded the New Yorker actually printed Dan Piepenbring’s bigoted and downright ignorant attack piece Friday titled “Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” 
“Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes”

Leading from in front, President Trump is finally redrawing the red line that President Obama erased in 2013. Whatever the threats and criticisms that will surely follow, the world will be safer for it. The vital message is that America is no longer the hamstrung giant of the Obama era.
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INTERESTING STUFF
The 4 biggest dangers to America that you’ve never heard about.

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WISE WORDS
“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”
           -James Madison

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