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Following Pennsylvania defeat, Blue tsunami eminent for Trump and GOP

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After Republicans failed to retain the US Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions in one of the reddest of red states following Roy Moore’s defeat in the AL special election in December, Trump and the GOP swamp couldn’t get their excuses out there fast enough.

While shocking, the outcome of that election was no surprise to those not drinking the orange Kool-Aid. Leading up to the December contest, evidence of an election tidal wave for Democrats was obvious as the party whose mascot is an ass flipped one state election after another in districts where Trump often won by bigly numbers.

While the special election for Congress in PA’s 18th District was close enough that the National Republican Congressional Committee wants to impound voting machines pending a recount, the apparent win by Democrat Conor Lamb over Republican State Rep. Rick Saccone is another indicator that the GOP faces the very real possibility of losing the House and Senate in November.

In his analysis of how Democrats have succeeded in moving the electorate in their direction, Ben Shapiro concluded Tuesday night that 2018 could be “very, very ugly” for Republicans in 2018.

Shapiro went on to point out the obvious fact that Trump’s popularity, or unpopularity as the case may be, was a factor in this shift.

Of course, GOP leaders don’t agree with this conclusion. As the party leader in the House, Speaker Paul Ryan says Lamb won because he ran as a conservative. While it would be easy to look at Ryan’s claim as another copout for his failed leadership, I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, he thinks he’s a conservative too!

What the GOP conveniently leaves out of their interpretation of why they’re losing in these elections is that voters have started to realize that Republicrats and Trumplicans have hijacked the party of Reagan. The party no longer represents conservatism, and voters refuse to elect lying liars simply because they are #notDemocrat. We need look no further than Obamacare and DACA for proof.

And perhaps the greatest spin cycle ever witnessed in the age of Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, the national spokesperson of the Republican National Committee, wants you to know that Lamb only won by riding Trump’s coattails.

“This is not a victory for Democrats at all. What this proves is that if you act like Trump and endorse Trump’s agenda, you can win in a Republican district.”

Her claim is beyond ironic, especially in light of how vulnerable House Republicans are rejecting offers of help from Trump because he’s become so toxic.

Despite how Trump, The GOP, and the faux conservative media try to spin it, the PA election proves what we’ve known for some time now—the Blue wave has become a tsunami, and it’s going to destroy Republicans in November.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is nationally syndicated with Salem Radio Network and can be heard on stations across America.

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Elizabeth Heng’s video draws irrational response from AOC

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Elizabeth Hengs video draws irrational response from AOC

Elizabeth Heng is a Republican. She made that clear in a video her PAC ran during last night’s Democratic debate. It drew heavy criticism from the left as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s picture was burned in the beginning of the video to reveal death and misery from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide, of which Heng’s father almost fell victim.

Meanwhile, many on the right are cheering the bold statement against socialism, which Ocasio-Cortez unabashedly supports. “This is the face of socialism and ignorance,” the video begins just before the image of Ocasio-Cortez burns away.

ABC drew fire for airing the ad, but Democrats should be thankful they did. If it had been censored, chances are it would have been given even more attention than it already has. But instead of sitting back and letting her tribe defend her, AOC decided to chime in with an irrational response that will highlight the video even further.

When all you have is a hammer, everything becomes a nail. For AOC, all she has is the race card, so of course she accuses this video of somehow appealing to… white supremacists?

No, @AOC, this is not a love letter to white supremacists. It’s a warning to all Americans that the unhinged tenets of the socialism you promote would lead to death and destruction if you’re ever given the power to bring it to America.

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Facebook uncensors Live Action after Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley intervene

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Facebook uncensors Live Action after Ted Cruz Josh Hawley intervene

Pro-life activist group Live Action has been in hot water with Facebook since last month. They’ve been accused of spreading false news after a fact-check group claimed a video of Lila Rose saying “abortions is never medically necessary” was false. This drew the attention of Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, both of whom have been going after Facebook for anti-conservative bias in their censorship patterns for some time.

As part of Facebook’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), a group called Health Feedback used the fact-checking of two physicians with ties to pro-abortion groups. This led to the group’s page and content being censored with reduced exposure and warnings placed on their content as fake news.

Cruz and Hawley sent a letter to Facebook calling for an investigation and noting they’ve already uncovered multiple cases of unabashed bias against conservative content on pages. Facebook replied in an unexpectedly compliant manner.

“We have been in touch with the IFCN which has opened an investigation to determine whether the fact checkers who rated this content did so by following procedures designed to ensure impartiality,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “While the IFCN investigates, we are removing the relevant fact checks and have communicated this to the members of the US Senate who brought this specific concern to our attention.”

Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism

The fact check was published by the group Health Feedback, part of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), which is partnered with Facebook to crack down on misinformation on the platform. Health Feedback’s reviews rated Rose’s claim as inaccurate, saying, “Certain medical conditions such as placenta previa and HELLP syndrome can make abortion a necessary medical procedure in order to prevent the mother’s death.”

Live Action said that after the fact check was posted late last month, the group was notified by Facebook that its page’s content would be subject to “reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false news.”

Censorship by Big Tech is an ongoing issue that requires both lawmakers and conservative users to stand out ground. They are protected as unbiased platforms by Section 230. They need to play fair.

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Two presidential candidates attended conference conducted by gay- and Jew-hating Islamists

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Two presidential candidates attended conference conducted by gay- and Jew-hating Islamists

America’s mainstream media is following around the major presidential candidates like ducklings chasing after their mothers. They cover every move they make, word they speak, and hand they shake. But there are times when the media goes silent and selectively omits an activity from being reported. Such was the case for those covering Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro, who spoke at the ISNA Convention two weeks ago.

Oh, you didn’t hear about that one? It’s because the ISNA Convention included a who’s-who list of known jihadists, anti-Semites, and people who call for the death of all homosexuals. That’s not the kind of event the mainstream media likes to publicize for their puppetmasters.

Bernie Sanders Attends ISNA Convention With Islamists Who Backed Killing Gay People

When ISNA, an Islamic group accused of supporting terrorists, announced a presidential forum for ISNACON 2019, the expectations were low. The Islamic Society of North America had been created by Muslim Brotherhood members and was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas Holy Land Foundation trial.

And even if the 2020 Democrats were willing to overlook the minor matter of murdering Jews, which they usually are, Muzammil Siddiqi, ISNA’s former president who chairs its Fiqh Council, which dispenses Islamic sharia law, has assented to the death penalty for homosexuality.

At the 2019 ISNA convention, Siddiqi spoke on “Strengthening Our Connection with Allah.”

Imam Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing, was there at an Imam Round Table. Wahhaj has repeatedly endorsed violence against non-Muslims. That wouldn’t bother Democrats, but Wahhaj has also declared that “masculine women” are “cursed”, claimed that the “feminist movement” is headed by “lesbians” and then offered a reminder of Islam’s LGBT position.

“And you know, brothers and sisters, you know what the punishment is, if a man is found with another man? The Prophet Mohammad said the one who does it and the one to whom it is done to, kill them both,” Imam Wahhaj said.

Democrats who want to win the nomination need the Muslim vote. But many of the thought-leaders in Muslim communities promote an agenda that is antithetical to the Democrats’ stance, particularly as it pertains to the LGBTQ community. It’s for this reason we do not see reports of these activities in the mainstream media. They’d rather take an extended coffee break or bash on President Trump while major Democratic candidates speak to Islamists.

The symbiotic relationship between the Democratic Party and radical is not based on shared values, only a shared enemy. Both want Trump and as many Republicans as possible out of Washington DC in 2020.

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