One thing that always happens throughout history and across the globe is that at one point the Left start to eat their own. And with so many Democrats getting really old, it looks like the feast is about to begin.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, at 87 is the oldest member of the Senate and the most senior Democrat on the important Judiciary Committee, is “seriously struggling” with cognitive decline, according to a new report.
The left has started to turn on Feinstein with many people saying her hugging Lindsey Graham was a huge mistake since the knives are clearly out for her.
The Left only ever cares about you when you are useful to them. They will drop you like a hot potato the minute you no longer are. For the Leftist, meaning the progressives in the Democratic Party, everything in their life political. I mean everything, from eating to shopping to posting online, everything.
Now that the Left has turned on Feinstein, they started leaking that her mental facilities are in rapid decline, and it appears that they may set up a situation where they force her to resign her seat.
It’s been reported that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has had several “painful” discussions with the 87-year-old senator from California about stepping down, but Feinstein apparently forgets they ever talked, forcing Schumer to confront her again, according to a source.
“It was like Groundhog Day, but with the pain fresh each time,” the source revealed.
Enough people have commented and complained that she decided to step down as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee.
I bet none of the same complainers said a word about Joe Biden’s cognitive decline which seems more pronounced than anything I’ve ever seen from Feinstein. Twice during the 2020 campaign, Biden thought he was running for the US Senate. Without whatever meds they give him he wasn’t able to put two sentences together, which is why a lot of people think that’s why the campaign kept him locked up in his basement. They were afraid of things he might say that would harm his chances.
I have not an ounce of sympathy for this woman. She sandbagged Supreme Court nominee and now, Justice Brett Kavanaugh with the vilest of evil, attacks one could ever launch at someone, a false story about sexual assault that produced zero evidence ever happened. Kavanaugh’s hearing went very smoothly and Feinstein, who admitted that she held onto the complaint for some time before unleashing it at just the right time, went ahead and attacked Kavanaugh in a Hail Mary attempt to kill his nomination.
This is quite surprising because she seemed fine during the confirmation hearings for now Justice Amy Coney Barrett. She even had the wherewithal to thank everyone involved in the hearings for making them run as smoothly as they did, but remember, they had the Kavanaugh hearing disaster to compare. And I believe it was those compliments she handed out that went too over the top for the vicious Leftists who wanted Barrett’s blood on the floor, and now they want to exact their revenge.
There are some rumblings going around as the New Yorker puts it saying “Several sources inside the Senate say, Dianne Feinstein, who is 87, struggles to remember briefings just after they take place—and that her cognitive decline has been evident for several years.”
The New Yorker quoted several anonymous sources close to Senator Feinstein expressing their concerns that she is struggling with her short-term memory. Apparently, Schumer encouraged her to step down “with her dignity intact.” He then had to talk to her again because she forgot all about the conversation they had.
Diane Feinstein has been around DC, getting rich, for a very-very-very long time, and one of her fantasies bills is to defang Americans who don’t like her old hippie Commie-inspired leadership. “Di-Fi,” as people call her, was rumored to be retiring a few months ago, as she approaches 90 years old, but that didn’t stop her from introducing a brand new gun-grabbing bill, on the heels of a House Bill that passed on Thursday.
Clayton Keirns, in his article BREAKING: Feinstein Immediately Pushes GUN BANS After House Passes Strict New Measures for trending politics, reported on DiFi’s utopian gun grab:
“When the Democrats said, “hell yes, we’re taking your guns” during the 2020 campaign, they meant it.
Just hours after Democrats passed a House bill that makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend their family with firearms, Dianne Feinstein announced a new push that entails sweeping gun grabs.
Feinstein and her left-wing colleagues somehow believe they’ll be able to stop gun violence if they punish those who actually follow the law. This is akin to banning cars from only good drivers. Makes zero sense.”
Does she really want to protect people, or is she lobbying for a foreign power that wants to invade our country?
Di Fi, a powerful member of the Democrat party, has been trying to grab the American people’s ability to defend themselves for decades. Since she employes Communist spies and has decades-long ties to the Chinese Communist Party, it is curious to Americans where her loyalties lie.
She claims to be concerned about the “assault weapons” which gun users call rifles. Using highly perfected fear porn propaganda against the American people.
She has been at it a very long time.
After a series of highly theatric mass shootings in the Obama years, DI-Fi’s push to get guns from law-abiding Americans grew in intensity. She introduced the bill under President Donald J. Trump, but it got shot down. Now she is back again with new promise under Democrat Joe Biden and a new lust from RINO and far-left Marxist lawmakers.
It is unclear whether the American people really support Di-FI, all of a sudden, after many, many years of rejecting her bill in the past. We are supposed to be represented by civil servants.
But she never stops trying.
Di-Fi is the originator of US intervention into China to make them a superpower, and considering how many times China has declared war on the American people, our cultural institutions, and our elections since, Americans are wise to scrutinize Feinsteins extremely long career as a representative of China’s utopia and not of American voters.
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AND THE LENGTHS TO WHICH SHE WILL GO TO HAVE THEM
Feinstein hasn’t met an opportunity she hasn’t exploited to grab guns. Now under Democrat Joe Biden, she may finally have her way with America.
Of course, the fact that her assistant was a Chinese Spy for the last 2 decades means support from the Marxist left and scrutiny from other Americans.
And Joe Biden’s sleepy approach to our freedom is like an open door to the end of the Republic.
CORRECTION: Fact Checking website says “Many of the claims about Dominion can be traced to its alleged role in vote-counting errors in Antrim County, Michigan, and several counties in Georgia. Antrim County revealed it had inadvertently misreported a number of votes in unofficial results, with state GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox claiming that the error was due to “tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.” However, Michigan’s secretary of state announced that it was not a software issue, but “user human error” that led to the misreporting, and clarified that “the correct results always were and continue to be reflected on the tabulator totals tape and on the ballots themselves. Even if the error in the reported unofficial results had not been quickly noticed, it would have been identified during the county canvass.”
They also state: Dominion Vice President of Government Affairs Kay Stimson told The Dispatch Fact Check that “this is a false claim spread on social media. The company has no financial relationship with Mr. Blum.”
Sidney Powell, Gen Flynn’s lawyer revealed information on Dominion Voting that supplies the voting machines for 47 counties in Michigan and in every swing state from this year’s election. During the interview, she claims that Richard Blum, the husband of Dianne Feinstein and who has been tied to many scandals with Feinstein, owns a large bloc of Dominion stock.
She also made the claim that a long time chief of staff for Nancy Pelosi is a top executive for Dominion.
Dominion Voting Systems — which commands more than a third of the voting-machine market without having Washington lobbyists — has hired its first, a high-powered firm that includes a longtime aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Dominion Voting even has ties to the Clinton Foundation:
From The Clinton Foundation:
In 2014, Dominion Voting committed to providing emerging and post-conflict democracies with access to voting technology through its philanthropic support to the DELIAN Project, as many emerging democracies suffer from post-electoral violence due to the delay in the publishing of election results. Over the next three years, Dominion Voting will support election technology pilots with donated Automated Voting Machines (AVM), providing an improved electoral process, and therefore safer elections. As a large number of election staff are women, there will be an emphasis on training women, who will be the first to benefit from the skills transfer training and use of AVMs. It is estimated that 100 women will directly benefit from election technology skills training per pilot election.
Dominion’s first-ever lobbying firm is Brownstein Farber Hyatt & Schreck. Nadeam Elshami. who previously the chief of staff for Nancy Pelosi is a lobbyist with that firm.
Dominion Voting systems entered into a contract with Smartmatic in 2009.
Smartmatic’s chairman is a member of the British House of Lords, Mark Malloch Brown, a former vice-chairman of George Soros’ Investment Funds, former vice-president at the World Bank, lead international partner at Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm, and former vice-chair of the World Economic Forum.
Dominion Voting Systems insist there is no problem with their software even though there has been problems reported, they say the problem is not related to their software.
They may be right, but any company with ties to Pelosi, Feinstein, Soros and Hillary Clinton will always be suspects when it leads to overcounted votes for Democrats.
Democratic congressman Tom Malinowski has been caught misleading the government and the voters over between $671,000 and $2.76 million in stock profits des made at the time of the beginning of the pandemic.
It is possible that he traded on inside information but we won’t know for sure before there is an investigation. That will probably never happen.
Democrats are quick to condemn Republicans of fake crimes but slow with realm ones from Democrats.
Malinowski’s stock trades in 2020 included more than two dozen purchases and sales during the first few weeks of the pandemic. That would be at a time when you could clean up if you had the right information.
By seeing how much he made in a relatively short time, he obviously had the right information. Not listing those stock trades is a violation of the law.
Why would you not disclose them if you had nothing to hide?
The spreadsheet he recently disclosed after an inquiry to his office, it shows those trades that did not appear in his official disclosure forms. But if you believe he will be found guilty during the Biden administration, you are either on drugs or just naturally delusional.
Being a liberal means never saying you are sorry or spending a single day in prison. Nice work if you can get it. But he is far behind the money made by Hillary.
Federal records indicated that Malinowski also made dozens of other stock trades during 2019 but failed to publicly disclose them within the legally required 30- to 45-day disclosure window — or ever file periodic transaction reports for them.
Malinowski disclosed these 2019 stock trades in August as part of an annual personal financial-disclosure report that all members of Congress must file.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, the businessman Paul Pelosi, in December poured up to $1 million into call options for stock of the electric vehicle company Tesla. Nancy Pelosi has previously touted electric vehicles and environmentally friendly transportation options.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) failed to disclose stock trades ahead of the coronavirus-related market collapse.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), an outspoken environmentalist, invested in a power company that primarily uses coal and natural gas.
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) purchased cannabis industry stock while advocating for legislation that could increase its value, Judd Legum of Popular Information reported.
President Donald J. Trump has been cut off from communication with his supporters on numerous social media websites, including email, and Joe Biden is using the opportunity to shame Trump supporters and fundraise off of the move by Big Tech.
“They don’t even try to hide it anymore,” posted Jason Miller, one of Trump’s senior advisors.
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines called Twitter’s Friday ban of President Donald Trump “censorship,” and demanded in a letter to the social media giant that the account be reinstated.
Daines, a Montana Republican, said the move to ban a public official from the platform eliminates Americans’ access to important information and hinders their ability to communicate with their elected representatives.
“Big Tech censoring @realdonaldtrump & the free speech of American citizens is on par with communist countries like China & North Korea. This is a slippery slope that the United States must not go down. We must protect our most precious right as American citizens, not censor it,” Steve Daines posted on Twitter.
“Big Tech censoring @realdonaldtrump & the free speech of American citizens is on par with communist countries like China & North Korea. This is a slippery slope that the United States must not go down. We must protect our most precious right as American citizens, not censor it,” he wrote.
Trump has also been cut off from sending emails.
“The Trump campaign is now blocked from emailing their millions of supporters after being suspended by their email service provider. The suspension comes shortly after President Donald Trump and his campaign was permanently banned from Twitter,” The Gateway Pundit reported.
The Nationalist Review reports, “the move effectively cuts off communication between his team and his core supporters. What is not clear, however, is what other services have banned his team. The Trump campaign sends out a massive amount of emails—33 in January so far. But, it has been 48 hours since the campaign has reached out to its supporters via email, prompting most journalists to speculate that other providers have shut off access as well.”
Biden Campaign is fundraising off of the Trump shutdown, as pointed up by Miller:
According to the New York Times, at the link above, Big Tech is helping Biden fundraise off of the censorship of the US President:
“The inaugural committee did not disclose how much it has raised so far for the event, which is to be scaled down because of the pandemic,” they wrote.
“Major technology companies like Google and Microsoft, as well as telecommunications giants like Comcast and Verizon, are among the nearly 1,000 people and groups that have donated at least $200 to the committee organizing President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s scaled-back inauguration celebration this month.
The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats such as Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons; Richard C. Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California; and Donald Sussman, a hedge fund mogul.
The inaugural committee did not list any of the amounts that these 959 donors had given as of Dec. 31, the end of the period covered in the voluntary disclosure.,” the NYT reported.
We can imagine that the donor list is a group of people who have their full rights and access to the internet.
Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a long-long time civil servant who is known for her comments while bragging about her expensive chocolate ice cream, showing her callousness toward the suffering of the American people, and who also famously described President Donald J. Trump’s $1000.00 tax break as “crumbs,” has now gone on the record as taking credit for feeding Americans with a $600.00 “stimulus.”
Are you feel pampered by your queen yet America?
PJMedia reported on an exchange with CNN news card reader Wolf Blitzer where Pelosi went on a bumbling rant and attempted to take credit for saving America:
“This could be a sign the media has decided she needs to go. This would look similar to the trashing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. She made the critical mistake of being civil to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham during the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. As if on cue, leaks from those close to Feinstein, allegedly, painted the picture of a woman in significant cognitive decline.
Now we have CNN host Wolf Blitzer taking Pelosi to task for dragging her feet on pandemic relief when so many Americans were suffering. This is not the first time she has been forced to address this, and she actually admitted during a recent press conference that her willingness to negotiate now was linked to having a new president. However, this appearance was even more astonishing.
Blitzer appears to be asking Pelosi about the content of the stimulus bill that has worked its way through Congress. The current bill provides significantly less relief than President Trump had on the table before the election. For example, the version that has passed provides Americans making less than $75,000 a year with a $600 payment. The previous version provided $1200. It seems like a reasonable question since Pelosi has admitted to holding up the previous bill.”
Madam Speaker these are incredibly difficult times right now. And we’ll leave it on that note. Thank you so much….
Pelosi: No. No, we’ll leave it on the note you are not right on this Wolf. I hate to say that to you. But I feel confident about it and I feel confident about my colleagues. And I feel confident in my Chairs.
Blitzer: It’s not about me, it’s about millions of Americans who can’t put food on the table, who can’t pay the rent and are having trouble…
Pelosi: And we represent them. (Blitzer attempts to respond and Pelosi gets repetitive) And we represent them. And we represent them. And we represent them. We know them. We represent them and we know them. We know them. We represent them, yes.
Blitzer: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good as they say here in Washington
Pelosi: It’s nowhere near perfect.
Blitzer: Madam Speaker
Pelosi: Always the case but we’re not even close to the good.
Blitzer: All right. Let’s see what happens because every day is critically, critically important. Thanks so much for joining us.
Pelosi: Thank you for your sensitivity to our constituents’ needs.
Blitzer: I am sensitive to them because I see them on the street begging for food. Begging for money. Madam Speaker, thank you so much….
Pelosi: Have you fed them? We feed them. We feed them.
Blitzer: We’ll continue this conversation down the road for sure. We’ll take a quick break and we’ll be right back.
The San Francisco school district is soon removing the names of historical figures off of school buildings, people who had connections to oppression, genocide, and slavery. One person on the list that’s a real head scratcher is Abraham Lincoln.
The deadline to get all the names submitted for consideration is Friday. But a deadline doesn’t really matter, because we learned during the 2020 election that deadlines mean nothing to Democrats. Oh yes, mark my words that 100% of the people involved in removing historical figures from buildings are Democrats, or some other leftist wokety woke woke political organization.
Can we get one thing straight? There is no pro oppression, genocide, or slavery group out there. Even the worst of the worst of any legitimate group, I don’t believe, are for these things. And these atrocities committed against black Americans, were committed almost 100% by Democrats throughout our history. Yes, there were some bad people as Republicans in our history, but not enough for a statistic. The Democrats pretty much owned it. It is my contention that had it not been for the Democratic Party America would have never needed a single Civil Rights bill. Democrats supported slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and the welfare state that kept poor black families poor. The racist Dixiecrats were Democrats. The Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party with many elected officials leading groups of them. For goodness’ sake the Democrats made Senator Robert KKK Byrd the Senate Majority Leader twice! Byrd was a Kleagle in the Klan, whatever the hell that is, and he rose to the level of Exalted Cyclops, which when you think about it sounds as silly as the Flintstone’s “Grand Poobah.”
The man in charge of the effort was asked by the San Francisco Chronicle why Lincoln was on the list while some others are not.
“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,” Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the committee to rename everything, told the paper. “Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names, and rhetoric within our public institutions.” He is also a first-grade teacher in San Francisco. I can only imagine the garbage that this man teaches those poor little kids in his classroom.
In other words, he didn’t really want to answer the question.
More from the Chronicle:
To many, Lincoln was one of the country’s greatest presidents, the Great Emancipator, a beloved historic figure as well as political mentor to his successors, including Barack Obama, who used the Lincoln Bible for his inauguration.
Yet the renaming of Lincoln High School was a slam dunk for the committee, which didn’t even discuss it, according to video of the meetings. The members of the committee, appointed by the school board, deemed whether a person’s actions or beliefs met the criteria for renaming, and moved on. The committee’s spreadsheet with notes on their research listed the federal treatment of Native Americans during his administration as the reason.
“The discussion for Lincoln centered around his treatment of First Nation peoples, because that was offered first,” Jeffries told the paper. “Once he met criteria in that way, we did not belabor the point.”
What’s really going on here is that these people are true Marxists. The Marxists throughout history have tried to completely fundamentally change a society by removing all historical figures and mentions of historical references of that country, because any historical references leftover will be a reminder to the people they’re trying to subjugate into Marxism of what used to be. Even the Marxists know that their subjugation into their system is horrible for most people of society. They don’t care, because they want to be in charge. Marxism is all about control of the state, run by those political elites, over everyone.
He added that Lincoln’s historical legacy is much overblown, and that even the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery. I guess he missed that part of History class that teaches about the Emancipation Proclamation or that the Republican Party was the Abolition party.
“The history of Lincoln and Native Americans is complicated, not nearly as well known as that of the Civil War and slavery,” Jeffries told the Chronicle. “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that Black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.”
The problem with these types of radical Marxist nitwits is that unless you specifically come out and say, “This policy is for black people only,” they declare the policy as for white people only. You see, it’s not a good thing to include black Americans with everybody else these days to the woker crowd [wokest?]. You have to go out of your way to kiss their a** or you’re deemed a racist. Who wants to live in a society like that where the rules of societal decency are changed at the whim of radical lunatics?
Lincoln scholar and director of the Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Harold Holzer, said, “He saved the country from dividing and ruin.” He added, “He should be honored for it.”
Holzer added to the paper that looking at Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans, he “was more progressive than most people. There was pretty rampant hostility, and I think Lincoln rose above it. Nobody is going to pass 21st century mores if you’re looking at the 18th and 19th centuries.”
More from the Chronicle:
Lincoln’s administration supported the Homestead Act of 1862 and transcontinental railroad, which led to the loss of Indigenous peoples’ land. Lincoln himself largely delegated the sometimes bloody response to Native American conflicts while focusing on the Civil War, according to historians.
But Lincoln, whose grandfather was killed by a Native American, oversaw the hanging of 38 indigenous warriors after a Santee Sioux uprising in Minnesota, but only after he personally reviewed the legal cases against the 303 men sentenced to death. He saved the lives of 265 Indigenous men.
Lincoln, historians say, was focused on the Civil War and therefore did little to change policies related to Native Americans, but had planned to.
“If we get through the war and I live, this Indian system will be reformed,” he said. He never got the chance.
Even though it was Lincoln who ultimately freed the slaves by ending slavery in America, he wasn’t woke enough for the clowns on the renaming committee. They added him to the list because of his treatment of Native Americans, people who used to be called Indians in the BW era (Before Woke). Apparently Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans weighed as more negative than positive, so on the list he went.
But for the renaming committee, Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans was more bad than good — and that’s why he made the renaming list, the paper said.
“We asked ourselves, ‘Did the name under consideration meet one or more of our criteria?’ If that name met criteria, they were put on the list,” Jeffries told the Chronicle.
These know nothings have no idea what it was like to live in those times. They have no understanding of context. Horrible things were done, because it was a cruel world back then. You can’t judge all historical figures by today’s standards. In the end, the Marxists are not judging people out of context. Rather, they are systematically removing all of America’s history, because you can’t move forward with a Marxist society if people remember their past.
The paper noted that this was the reason why Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) name wound up on the renaming list. You have to laugh, because liberal Democrats played into all the woke crap for a long time now, and they’re turning on them as well.
I would love to ask these nitwits simple question period are you the same person you were twenty years ago? Should you be held liable to things you thought, believed, or said twenty years ago? Look what these idiots did, they forced me to defend the likes of Diane Feinstein.
After all, Jeffries told the Chronicle, she “chose to fly a flag that is the iconography of domestic terrorism, racism, white avarice, and inhumanity towards black and indigenous people at the City Hall. She is one of the few living examples on our list, so she still has time to dedicate the rest of her life to the upliftment of Black, First Nations and other people of color. She hasn’t thus far, so her apology simply wasn’t convincing.”
The problem is that even Snopes, a left-wing fact-checking site, says that the allegation is unproven. It sounds like he woke crowd is just looking for any excuse to remove any historical icons from America while at the same time referring to anyone they disagree with as racist.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) would certainly not approve of this. This attitude of Jeffries and those like him turn MLK’s dream into a nightmare for our society.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday night made a bold statement saying that he thinks Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a.k.a. Sir Fartsalot, should be removed from the House Intelligence Committee over his connections to Chinese spies, including having a Chinese spy plant a person onto the congressman’s staff.
The minority leader also pondered if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) knew about Swalwell having been targeted by a Chinese spy.
McCarthy said that members of the Intelligence Committee “are only selected for the Intel. Committee by the leaders of their party, meaning Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is one of the Gang of Eight, along with myself. Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the committee? We have our Sen., Dianne Feinstein, for two decades, the personal assistant, that hear all the private phone calls in the car and others, a Chinese spy. Why did the Democrats pull out of the bipartisan China task force I had set up? Why did Speaker Pelosi pull out of that? Why have they denied certain bills that would hold China accountable, that have passed the Senate, not come to the floor? Why do they focus on Silicon Valley members of Congress? Why is he still on the Intel. Committee? Why is he still a member of Congress? Did Adam Schiff know, as chairman of that committee, that he had this problem?”
“This is only the tip of the iceberg because remember what we’re hearing. These are Chinese spies that go down to the level of a mayor,” McCarthy told Ingraham.
“China helps a city council member become a congressman. This congressman now gets on the intel committee. They are only selected from the intel committee by the leaders of their party meaning Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is one of the Gang of Eight, along with myself,” McCarthy said.
On Wednesday, McCarthy, responding to a report of a Chinese spy or spies infiltrating Congress, said Swalwell was “so preoccupied with going after President Trump” that he was not “protecting the USA from bad actors.”
The most dangerous place to be was between Swalwell and a news camera for over two years. The California congressman attacked President Trump every chance he got over the phony Russia collusion hoax, and here he had a serious problem with his own collusion with a Chinese spy.
“Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the committee?” he asked.
Being one of several, and maybe more, politicians targeted by a large Chinese sly ring, Swalwell was briefed on the foreign interference by the Chinese spy that went on around him, and he still focused on Russia Russia Russia against President Trump and his administration. Some might think he did that to take any focus off of his own real-world spy problems.
The Axios website did a random act of journalism and reported that Fang Fang or Christine Fang, a Chinese national, targeted up-and-coming local politicians, including Swalwell. It was a really good job of actual journalism, so good for them.
Past and current intelligence officials told Axios that Fang used a lot of opportunities to get on the inside for intelligence that would wield political power, including rallies, fundraising and networking, and even romantic relationships to nail (pun intended) at least two Midwestern mayors.
McCarthy also questioned why the Democrats went for “pulling out of the bipartisan China task force that he had set up and rejecting the bills that were holding China accountable that had passed the Senate.” Could it be because they knew they had members who were compromised and Pelosi and Schumer didn’t want that advertised? For goodness’ sake half the country believes Joe Biden is in the back pocket of the Communist Chinese Party.
“Why do they focus on Silicon Valley members of Congress? Why is he still on the intel let alone why is he still a member of congress? Did Adam Schiff, D-Calif., know as chairman of that committee that he had this problem? Remember what the intel committee gets: information that no other members are able to see and remember what this member did. He was so preoccupied going after this president, he wasn’t protecting our country from bad actors. When he questioned Comey, he literally set up the questionnaire of what happened to him.”
McCarthy then laid down the gauntlet and said, “Not only should he be removed from the Intel [Committee]. He should be removed from Congress, as well.”
I bet if we dug deeper into this we’d find a whole lot more members of Congress who are compromised. Yeah, I bet Nancy Pelosi will get right on that. <sarcasm>
On Sunday, the US Senate voted 51-48 to limit the time for debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a vote on her confirmation for Monday night. That means the Democrats have all day Monday to trash Barrett, one of the most qualified nominees for the High Court.
Sunday’s vote limited debate over President Donald Trump’s court appointee to 30 hours, meaning the full Senate will be able to hold a confirmation vote Monday beginning at approximately 7:26 p.m. e.t.
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is a stellar nominee in every single respect,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on the Senate floor following the vote. “Her intellectual brilliance is unquestioned. Her command of the law is remarkable. Her integrity is above reproach.”
Two Republicans voted against ending debate, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Murkowski has said she will vote to confirm Barrett. Collins is in the political fight of her career over her vote for now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which was the right thing to do.
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), fumed against Republicans who he says are quickly moving to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in the weeks before a presidential election, after refusing to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia during the final year of President Barack Obama’s presidency when Obama nominated Merrick Garland.
“Republicans promised they’d follow (their own standard if the situation was reversed,” Schumer said. “Guess not.”
Actually, the Senate Republicans, led by McConnell, are following the standard and doing exactly what tradition has expected them to do. You have to go back to 1880 to find a Senate that held a confirmation hearing for a presidential nominee of the opposing party in an election year. It has been understood for one hundred and twenty years that if the Senate and White House are split by party, the American people should decide in the upcoming election who should seat Supreme Court vacancies, but when the Senate and the president are of the same party then the American people have already decided that they should fill vacancies on the High Court. Chuck Schumer knows this, he’s just lying.
Democrats took to Twitter to voice their opposition to Barrett before voting against moving forward with the confirmation process.
“Judge Barrett’s nomination poses a direct threat to members of the LGBT community,” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), pointing to an upcoming Supreme Court case dealing with adoption in the LGBT community. This from a woman who threw a religious litmus test at Barrett when she was being confirmed to the appellate court, which is specifically forbidden in the Constitution, so pardon us if we don’t care what this nitwit has to say.
In the past, Supreme Court confirmation hearings needed to clear a 60-vote threshold to advance to the High Court, a tradition that forced nominees to win bipartisan support. McConnell changed things back in 2017 to allow for a simple majority, a move that allowed for the confirmation of President Trump’s first two nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Scumbag-Nev) first eliminated the 60-vote threshold in 2013 to overcome GOP stonewalling of President Obama’s nominations to the lower courts and the executive branch. This move became know as the “nuclear option,” and Reid kept the higher standard in place for the Supreme Court. McConnell warned Reid that he would come to regret that decision sooner than he thinks.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN), who lied for years about serving in combat in Vietnam, claimed that Barrett’s confirmation would jeopardize the Affordable Care Act, a partisan talking point too many Democrats made during her confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Confirming Amy Coney Barrett—who actively opposes the ACA—would be devastating for millions of Americans,” Blumenthal tweeted. “Just ask my constituents who would face real harm in real ways if the Supreme Court guts the ACA.”
Wouldn’t it be nice if Democrats stopped thinking of judges as politicians who can do their dirty work for them when they can’t get something through the legislative process?
Barrett has not indicated one way or the other on how she would rule if given the opportunity to sit on the court if oral arguments are given over the future of the ACA in November. She has criticized the 2012 Supreme Court opinion that upheld the law by deeming the penalty attached to the individual mandate to be a tax, even though the Obama administration repeatedly said that it was not a tax.