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Utah GOP establishment working hard to make Romney next U.S. Senator

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The Utah Republican Party convention was held this past weekend. Despite Mitt Romney’s failure to secure 60 percent of the vote to avoid a primary run-off, an ongoing disagreement about a new rule that allows candidates to bypass the convention to get on the primary ballot by gathering signatures instead—as Mitt Romney did—helped the party establishment pave the way for Massachusetts Mitt to replace Orrin Hatch as the next US Senator from the Beehive State.

Even though Romney didn’t need to worry about the convention, he attended in an attempt to garner the support of grassroots Republicans concerned about his obvious carpetbagger status and others who see Romney’s run as little more than an attempt to redeem his lost political glory. In that regard, Romney did not disappoint.

True to his reputation, Romney became all things to all people as he worked to appease both Republicrats and Trumplicans while playing the “severely conservative” card when necessary as we witnessed in a Q & A with delegates.

“Here’s the difference between me and a lot of other people that are running: and that is, I know how to get a group of people together. I’ve campaigned with some 40 different Republican Senators—I’ve campaigned for them, with them.

“I can get a group of them together to stand together to fight against the excessive spending that we’re seeing in Washington. I can also get Obamacare repealed.”

Repeal Obamacare? Seems to me I’ve heard something like that from a Republican before. Still, listening to Romney blather on about how awesome he is and how he’s going to bring everybody together almost makes you want to gather around the campfire, make s’mores, and sing Kumbaya, doesn’t it?

In reality, Mitt’s track record of attacking conservatives who buck the GOP establishment proves that he has more in common with Orrin Hatch than Mike Lee—despite his repeated mention of Lee’s name at the convention.

Throughout his campaign, Romney has continued to claim that he’s more conservative than Trump and Congress—a very low bar—on issues like immigration and the budget, but once again, his record tells a different story. As recently as 2014, Romney supported amnesty for illegals and making DACA permanent. And even though he now says he would support a government shutdown to get spending under control, Romney has opposed using shutdowns as leverage on important issues in the past.

As a chameleon candidate lacking any core conservative convictions, Romney will be a perfect fit in Mitch McConnell’s GOP establishment swamp we know as the US Senate. And it looks like Utah Republicans are working hard to make sure Romney gets the job.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

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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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