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Bob Corker, Jeff Flake want Kavanaugh vote delayed



Add at least two Republican Senators to every Democrat Senator who want the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation votes delayed. Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school, before moving forward.

Flake sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee which is set to vote first before moving confirmation to the whole Senate.

Senator Dianne Feinstein dropped the bombshell just prior to the first confirmation vote in what is clearly a politically motivated move.

Dianne Feinstein used alleged sexual assault victim as political weapon chose to weaponize the allegations. She knew if she came forward in July or even August, that there would be enough time to examine the allegations and determine if the Senate needed to consider them. They could have questioned Kavanaugh during the confirmation hearings, during personal interviews, or in writing. Instead, we are placed in a confirmation limbo because of Feinstein’s choice to wait until the eleventh hour.

There were no factors preventing her from bringing the allegations to light earlier. She and her colleagues assessed the situation and determined it would be best for them politically to wait until now.


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How ‘Progressives’ are a small but vocal political minority




How Progressives are a small but vocal political minority

The data shows that most people are in the rational majority while the Left is a small but vocal minority.

A recent video from Daisy Cousens makes the very important point that far-Left ‘progressives’ are an extremely vocal minority that dominates the media, culture and government indoctrination centres. Even though they are only 8% of the population, they take on the false pretense of representing everyone else.

Equally important is the fact that the data from the Hidden Tribes Study shows that the people trying to conserve Liberty on the Right have a lot more in common with the exhausted middle. This majority on one side of the issues, while the small minority of the far-Left on the other. As she points out, this is not exactly a ringing endorsement of the national socialist Utopia the Left would like to force on the rest of us.

This is a short description of the 7 groups identified in the study:

Progressive Activists (8 percent of the population) are deeply concerned with issues concerning equity, fairness, and America’s direction today. They tend to be more secular, cosmopolitan, and highly engaged with social media.

Traditional Liberals (11 percent of the population) tend to be cautious, rational, and idealistic. They value tolerance and compromise. They place great faith in institutions.

Passive Liberals (15 percent of the population) tend to feel isolated from their communities. They are insecure in their beliefs and try to avoid political conversations. They have a fatalistic view of politics and feel that the circumstances of their lives are beyond their control.

The Politically Disengaged (26 percent of the population) are untrusting, suspicious about external threats, conspiratorially minded, and pessimistic about progress. They tend to be patriotic yet detached from politics.

Moderates (15 percent of the population) are engaged in their communities, well informed, and civic-minded. Their faith is often an important part of their lives. They shy away from extremism of any sort.

Traditional Conservatives (19 percent of the population) tend to be religious, patriotic, and highly moralistic. They believe deeply in personal responsibility and self-reliance.

Devoted Conservatives (6 percent of the population) are deeply engaged with politics and hold strident, uncompromising views. They feel that America is embattled, and they perceive themselves as the last defenders of traditional values that are under threat.

What was truly interesting was that the nation’s Socialists on the far-Left have their own set of priorities, that just happen to centre around control of others:

The polarization of opinion between the opposing ends of the spectrum is very clear from the issues that different groups prioritize:

After the issue of poor leadership, Progressive Activists rank climate change (47%) and economic inequality (42%) next, both issues that rank high on the liberal agenda. These are both considerably higher than the average (18% and 12%, respectively).

While the majority Conservatives, Moderates and Liberals have their own priorities. They don’t explain how someone favourable to individual rights and freedoms would naturally buy into the strict controls on Liberty that go along with the authoritarian Left’s climate change agenda. Or that the forced wealth redistribution that would have to be a part of Leftists plans to address the economic inequality would square with individual Liberty.

It’s also important to emphasis this statement from the study:

The Politically Disengaged group resemble the Conservatives in their focus on jobs (56%), immigration (60%) and terrorism (59%).

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This is how we are in the majority, the Politically Disengaged resembling Conservatives on many important issues.

A very vocal minority is still a minority

While the majority of the country may quibble over some issues, they are still supporters of Liberty. The far-Left, socialist minority is in a world of it’s own, working actively against our rights and freedoms while hiding behind the Liberal label. Please take note of this when considering those who like to throw Liberals into the Leftist camp, incongruously conflating both sides as the same.

The Takeaway

Most people want to be free from the control of others. Most people want to be able to defend themselves and speak freely without constraint. Most people want to keep their earnings and property. This is the rational and largely silent majority that would just like to live their lives in peace.

Contrast this with the far-Left minority that preaches collectivism and control. People who openly want to banish what they deem to be ‘Hate- speech,’ ‘Assault weapons,’ the presumption of innocence and due process. It’s a small group obsessed with political power and denigrating freedom with far too many false labels.

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If evidence shows Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress, will Republicans still support him?



If evidence shows Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress will Republicans still support him

Update: Debunked.

Original Story:

Let’s face it. Buzzfeed is garbage. It’s putting a lot of money and effort into building a respectable news outlet, but they’re still so entrenched in their old ways of “Which Disney Princess are you?” They’re also engorged on far-left progressive propaganda. But the article they published last night is a real bombshell and if true, it means a changing story line in the Trump presidential saga.

Here’s the background for those who were busy watching NCIS last night:

Donald Trump Told Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Tower Project Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.

If this were just Michael Cohen’s word as the sole source of the accusation, I’d blow it off. But the article claims there are internal emails, texts, and other documents corroborating the claim. If those documents link directly back to the President and implicates him in ordering Cohen to lie, then this is a serious issue for the President. More serious than Paul Manafort. More serious than Walmart bags of money.

After three years of hearing how bombshells are about to sink the President, this one is actually able to do it if it turns out to be true.

The question that must be answered if the claims are corroborated is whether or not Republicans will continue to back him. Will his base? Many, perhaps even most will find justification to continue supporting him because they’ve already gone this far. They’ve already claimed his demonstrably poor judgment and immoral lifestyle were not reasons to stop supporting him, so this would just carry on with the same theme.

Would Republican lawmakers support him? This one is a bit trickier. There would obviously be plenty of Republicans on Capitol Hill who have been dying to have an excuse to oppose him. Some have been opposing him from the start. But what about his fans on Capitol Hill? What about members of his cabinet who must choose how badly the ordered lie will change their perception of the boss?

The right answers

For now, the right thing to do is sit back and wait for corroboration of the story by better news outlets who aren’t just referencing Buzzfeed or confirmation of its accuracy from Robert Mueller’s investigation. As I Tweeted earlier:

IF it’s true (and at this point it’s still a big IF), then it’s time to circle the wagons around Pence. I know that’s a tough pill for many to swallow, but note that I didn’t suggest Republicans should abandon Trump completely. But ordering a subordinate to lie to Congress to improve chances of winning a presidential election is about as impeachable as it gets.

This is why it’s imperative that they go all-in behind Pence. He wouldn’t be my first choice for President and definitely not my choice to be the 2020 nominee, but they base cannot be given time to scatter if the President goes through a prolonged investigation that sudden;y has wings.

Any other move would crush the party so badly, it would take three or four election cycles to recover, if they’re able to recover at all.

BUT, it’s probably all fake news

Rumors were spreading last night that Vice President Mike Pence and Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after Buzzfeed contacted the White House for a comment five hours before the story dropped. It’s noteworthy that there was no response.

At this point, only the President can legitimately speculate about whether or not there really is documentation that ties him back to an order for Cohen to lie. He may not even remember completely if he’s in the chain or not. BUT, if this is a complete fabrication, then he’ll be going full speed ahead with his “fake news” chant and when the dust settles, he’ll be vindicated.

There are already concerns the story is not going to be corroborated.

At this point, all we have are hypotheticals. If the story’s real, it’s time to turn to Pence. If they story is false, as is likely the case, then all those chants of “fake news” in the past will sound like crickets compared to the war Republicans should wage against Buzzfeed.

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A reminder to GOP lawmakers from Justin Amash



A reminder to GOP lawmakers from Justin Amash

When Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) hadn’t been in Washington DC for very long when he said this amazing quote. At the time, many weren’t paying much attention. After all, many Republicans say similar things when they get to DC, but over time they become jaded, corrupted, or start to get used to being in the DC Country Club.

Amash is different. He has remained consistent with his message and views throughout his career. Now, it’s time for other Republicans to remember what they were sent to Washington DC to do in the first place. Defense of the Constitution is their top priority as it’s the best protection against a government that wants desperately to control every aspect of our lives. From healthcare to the internet to how we use our energy, government intervention has become so commonplace, it’s often hard to see the fabric of our nation behind all the layers of bureaucracy that has been placed on top of it.

“I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty.”

If more Republicans followed the same principles and didn’t just use them in campaign speeches, we may actually be able to return liberties that have been taken and remove layers of government that have been formed unnecessarily.

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