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Senate budget bill proves the GOP is dead and the unibrow lives

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Senate budget bill proves the GOP is dead and the unibrow lives

As Trumpservatives continue to look for ways to defend their lack of principles, I’ve become accustomed to the weak attacks I get on a daily basis from the society of sycophants supporting Trump because I refuse to bow at his altar.

Liberal? Check. Closet Democrat? Check. Working for George Soros? Check. Like I said, their attacks are weak.

As the mid-term election draws near, I’ve been hearing from so-called conservatives about the need to put aside my differences with Trump and the GOP and, in the spirit of unity, join hands to save the #NotDemocrat party.

Let me say right up front, I’m not a party loyalist. I vote principle over party. Not to mention, that I left the GOP after the establishment hijacked the Republican National Convention, silenced the #FreeTheDelegates movement, and railroaded delegates into nominating Trump.

Putting that aside for a moment, any claims that a RINO or Trumplican is better than a Democrat simply doesn’t hold water. As my fellow conservative and talk show friend, Shannon Joy, so accurately points out, when it comes to policy there are no Republicans and Democrats. In Washington, there is only a single unibrow party.

Case in point. In an excellent piece written by Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz, we see how more Republicans in the Senate changes nothing.

Last week, the GOP-controlled Senate passed a spending monstrosity that received 100 percent Democrat support along with all but 6 Republicans. Instead of addressing their campaign promises, McConnell and crew passed a bill that funds the Labor Department, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education at levels higher than the omnibus passed earlier this year.

And to make sure that funding of controversial programs within these departments was approved, GOP leadership tied these funds to military spending. Here are just a few of these controversial programs:

  • Continued funding for Planned Parenthood
  • Direct funding of every iota of Obamacare for the first time since it was created
  • Funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is wholly responsible for the Central America invasion and all the gangs and drugs brought to America since 2014

Meanwhile, Trump is endorsing RINO candidates like Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi—a lifelong Democrat (just like Trump) who converted just prior to her appointment to complete Thad Cochran’s term after he resigned. Hyde-Smith was one of the Republicans who voted “yes” on the appropriations bill, and Trump supports her because “Cindy has voted for our agenda in the Senate 100 percent of the time.”

Trump threatened to veto the March omnibus because it didn’t reflect his vision of big government spending, but he “reluctantly” signed it with a promise never to sign another spending bill like it. Something tells me we’re about to witness another broken promise.

When so-called conservatives tell me to support Trump and the GOP in order to stop Democrats, they’re actually telling me to throw away conservative principles in order to support the Unibrow Party.

I think I’ll pass on the binary illusion that there’s a difference between the two.

Originally posted at The Strident Conservative.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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As predicted, Trump offers DACA amnesty in exchange for border wall

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As predicted Trump offers DACA amnesty in exchange for border wall

Throughout Trump’s first two years in office, I’ve been one of only a handful of conservative voices shouting from the rooftops that the New York liberal’s promise to fix America’s out-of-control illegal immigration problem was nothing but a lie.

As a candidate, Trump promised to build a “big beautiful powerful wall” on our southern border at Mexico’s expense, and he promised to overturn Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order that allowed illegals to stay in America indefinitely. Unfortunately, the “wall” has become an “artistically designed” barrier of some sort funded by the U.S. taxpayer, and DACA is not only still in effect, it’s on its way to becoming permanent.

While the reality of Trump’s broken promises dealing with illegal immigration have been crystal clear to those not drinking the orange Kool-Aid, his inevitable betrayal on the issue has been brought sharply into focus since last summer.

In May 2018, as Trump and the GOP were looking for ways to save their jobs ahead of the midterms, the House Freedom Caucus joined hands with Democrats to push for a “fix” to DACA.

In June 2018, Paul Ryan proposed a plan that would allow DREAMers to legally stay in the country and be put on the pathway to citizenship in exchange for $23 billion for building a border wall.

Following their September 2018 budget betraying funding everything from Planned Parenthood to DACA and sanctuary cities, rumors began spreading around Washington that Trump was ready to cut an immigration deal with Democrats in light of the reality that the Democrats were about to retake the House in the midterms.

The Democrats did retake the House, and in the days since their victory, Trump and the GOP have been laying the foundation for their inevitable immigration betrayal. With the help of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, trading DACA amnesty for a border wall is now the official position of the Trump administration and the GOP-controlled Senate.

So, it came as no surprise when Trump proposed a deal over the weekend to end to his manufactured government shutdown by offering Democrats a three-year extension of DACA in exchange for $5 billion for border security funding — an idea originally conceived by Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Three years? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but that’s just enough time to kick the can down the road until after his 2020 election … assuming there is one. And just in case there are any doubts about the motivation behind this three-year timeframe, consider this: Mitch McConnell, who has refused to let the Senate vote on the shutdown, has endorsed Trump’s offer and will hold vote on it this week.

Mickey is also up for re-election in 2020.

For now, Democrats are rejecting Trump’s offer, but it’s only a matter of time before they get what they want. After all, Trump and the GOP want the same thing.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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Daniel Greenfield discusses Jamie Glazov’s book “Jihadist Psychopath”

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Daniel Greenfield discusses Jamie Glazovs book Jihadist Psychopath

Jamie Glazov, managing editor of FrontPage Magazine and host of The Glazov Gang, has written a book that political commentator Dennis Prager says is “one of the most important books of the present time.” That book is “Jihadist Psychopath” and I just ordered a copy for myself.

Daniel Greenfield, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, made a video about the book that prompted me to order it. Both men are respected defenders of freedom and watchmen over the threat of jihad in America, Israel, and around the world.

As he is wont to do, Greenfield points to leftist politicians as enablers of the jihadists by turning a blind eye to the rise of sharia law across America.

“These servants of the people, public servants, they’re actually masters of the people. They prefer to dictate than to be dictated to. Now, of course, Islamic terrorists will, in their own time, dictate to them. They will dictate to them using Islamic sharia law, but as far as the left is concerned for the moment, these are the people who need them, who are badly, desperately in need of being defended and protected and of course will happily trade their votes in exchange for getting a few benefits on the side.”

He continues on, examining the book’s sober pronouncements of intolerance of anything and anyone who does not bow to sharia law. To jihadists, there is only one acceptable way to live and all other perspectives must be subjugated or eliminated.

“Islamic terrorists have no attraction for anything really positive in life,” Greenfield continues. “They’re drawn to destruction. They’re drawn to emptiness because they themselves are empty. They’re hollow, and that is a central principle of Jamie Glazov’s excellent book.”

Patriots ranging from Steven Emerson to John Bolton are publicly recommending this book. I ordered my copy after watching Greenfield’s video. Freedom-loving Americans should watch it and consider reading “Jihadist Psychopath” by Jamie Glazov.


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Matt Walsh speaks out on #CovingtonCatholic students and the fake controversy surrounding them

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Matt Walsh speaks out on CovingtonCatholic students and the fake controversy surrounding them

When white Catholic students wearing MAGA hats are caught on video face-to-face with Native Americans on one side and Black Hebrew Israelites on the other, they’re definitely bigoted white supremacist hatemongers who went out looking for minorities to persecute. At least that’s how mainstream media and a good chunk of social media reacted when they saw the initial videos and images of smirking MAGA children.

But that’s not how it went down. It was the exact opposite of how it went down.

When the story first broke, I saw many of my fellow conservatives on Twitter scolding the kids while the progressive gangs attacked them. I held my tongue. It’s not because I don’t speak out against bigotry regardless of which side of the political, religious, or cultural aisle it comes from, but something seemed fishy. Other than having a disconcerting smirk, I didn’t see anything in the kids that resembled the type of bigoted outbursts we’ve seen in the past from actual white supremacists, Antifa, or other hate groups.

It seemed staged. As it turned out, it wasn’t quite staged, per se, but it was manufactured by the two “victim” groups who went after the MAGA kids, not the other way around. As political and religious commentator Matt Walsh asked, were they supposed to drop down to the fetal position when approached by the two groups?

Hot takes on social and legacy media are often based on incomplete pictures. Before people get outraged and attack others over perceptions based on partial evidence, perhaps we should wait until the whole story comes to light. Just a thought.


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