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Conservative Picks for the Virginia Primary

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The GOP Establishment did major damage to the party back in 2013 when they sandbagged the Conservative gubernatorial candidate. Since then they have held the reigns on the GOP and the party has suffered considerably. This primary is the first step for Conservatives looking to reclaim their party and their state which has turned blue on them. That first step is helmed by Nick Freitas as he seeks to unseat Tim Kaine. A quality candidate and a skilled campaigner can do the job. He just might be the guy. In the House, Virginia has the opportunity to unseat a few RINOs.

Best Picks: Nick Freitas, Shak Hill
Worst Picks: Corey Stewart, Barbara Comstock
Best Race: US Senate
Worst Race: None

US Senate

By now you’ve likely heard about this race. The social media favorite, Nick Freitas. Freitas is the Conservative favorite, but is he the best? Rand Paul, Mike Lee, the NRA, Austin Petersen, and Ron Paul. The endorsements are high and he is alone in them. He has one of the strongest grasps on liberty out of the Republican candidates so far. He’s up there with Eric Brakey of Maine and Austin Petersen of Missouri. There are too few of this kind of Republican in the Senate and Freitas would be a strong reinforcement.

Opposing him is Corey Stewart. Stewart is a formidable candidate whose love for the heretical Jew-hating Paul Nehlen. But Stewart’s formidability is in his funds and past reputation. He narrowly lost, in last year’s primary, to Ed Gillespie, who didn’t know how to campaign. So that is telling about Stewart’s ability to beat Tim Kaine. EW Jackson is the third candidate.  He lost running for Lt. Governor and is now seeking the Senate. Jackson seems like a strong Christian but otherwise, he’s not a formidable candidate.

Conservative Pick: Nick Freitas

District 1

Rob Wittman is an unchallenged RINO.

District 2

In his first term Scott Taylor has shown he is a RINO. Mary Jones is the lone challenger. She is challenging from the right. She can do no worse.

Conservative Picks: Mary Jones

District 3

There is no Republican running.

District 4

Ryan McAdams is a strong Conservative who brings a lot of needed positions to the table. He is campaigning on fiscal responsibility, reforms that would shrink the government and our basic human liberties. Shion Fenty is a decent candidate but is not running as a strong Conservative.

Conservative Pick: Ryan McAdams

District 5

There is no race. There was a nomination convention.

District 6

The GOP held a nomination convention.

District 7

David Brat is Virginia’s best Conservative.

District 8

Thomas Oh is running unopposed.

District 9

Morgan Griffith is a decent Congressman who is not a RINO. He is unchallenged.

District 10

Barbara Comstock is a severe RINO. She’s a big spender and doesn’t hold principles Conservative views even most RINOs hold. She is opposed by Shak Hill. Shak Hill is a solid Conservative running on Comstock’s record. He would make an excellent Congressman.

Conservative Pick: Shak Hill

District 11

Jeff Doves is unopposed.

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Liz Wheeler on the most disgusting part of the Jussie Smollett scandal

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Liz Wheeler on the most disgusting part of the Jussie Smollett scandal

There are plenty of things about the Jussie Smollett scandal that should disgust us. The instant reaction by celebrities, politicians, and the media is right there at the top, especially when we consider how many are now saying, “let’s wait for the facts.” The notion that a successful gay black man thought it appropriate to make himself seem like a victim is also up there.

As One America News Network’s Liz Wheeler points out, we should also be disgusted that Smollett chose this victim status over being a strong leader and role model for less privileged black and gay people who could have looked up to him for his strength instead of now being scornful of his weakness.

What does that say about America when the left tries so hard to build the narrative that everything is wrong, they’re unwilling to recognize the real problems that are plaguing America. Why? Because they’re the biggest part of the problem.

 


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Leftist media pushes back on Green New Deal criticism

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Leftist media pushes back on Green New Deal criticism

It’s been an up-and-down couple of weeks for proponents of the Green New Deal. Before details were released, it was already being heralded as the greatest thing since President Obama’s election. Then, the details came out and even many on the left were taken aback by the ambitious and incoherent provisions of the deal as detailed in a FAQ section on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s government web page.

But that was just a draft. They took it down. At least that was the story.

Unfortunately for proponents, they were caught a little flat-footed as questions started pouring in about, well, all of it. Even if we dismiss the less-draconian concepts such as eliminating air travel or the less-sane ideas like taking care of those who are unwilling to work, the left is still stuck with a proposal that the most frugal estimates put at costing around $7 trillion while other’s consider the decade-long cost to be in the HUNDREDS of trillions of dollars.

This is, of course, ludicrous. There’s not enough money in the entire world to pay for the proposal if its cost is somewhere between the lowest and highest estimates, but that hasn’t stopped leftist media from regrouping. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, they’re doing everything they can to recommit to this concept. It’s not that they suddenly believe in this fairy tale. It’s that they don’t want this to be the issue Republicans attack in the 2020 elections.

One article in particular that I read from CNN (yes, sometimes I need to see what the other side is thinking) really struck me for its honesty about the situation. Though I stopped reading it in paragraph two when it referred to “non-partisan” PolitiFact, I went back to it just now to digest the awfulness fully (see the sacrifices I make for our readers!).

To be clear, much of what this article says is correct. It asserts the GOP will take the tenets of the Green New Deal and use it to scare voters into thinking it’s even worse than Obamacare. From 2010 through 2016, Republicans attacked Obamacare incessantly and it worked, giving them the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014, and the White House in 2016. Unfortunately, they stopped there and didn’t actually go after Obamacare with the same fervor they held in their campaign rhetoric and now the Democrats have turned the issue on its head.

But here’s the thing. Obamacare may have been bad, but the Green New Deal truly is worse. It’s not even close. Even if we take at face value the notion that the Green New Deal is simply an ambitious framework around which real legislation can be forged, we have to look at the core issues entailed in order to see the true damage it can do. This is a socialist document. It’s a call for the same levels of insanity that drive the Medicare-for-All movement. Within its frivolous attempts to change perceptions of air travel, cows, and job creation is a deep-rooted desire to convert Americans to needing more government.

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The Green New Deal represents the far-left’s desire to make more American dependent on government. At the same time, it aims to increase the levels of dependency for those who are already in need of assistance. It wants Democrats to latch their wagons on the notion that if we become a militantly environmentalist nation, that will serve the dual purpose of giving us fulfillment while saving the planet.

I believe most leftist journalists understand this, but they see in the ridiculous framework a path through which Republicans can be defeated wholesale in 2020 as long as the left can control the narrative surrounding the Green New Deal. They fear another Obamacare counterinsurgency that would wipe out the anti-Trump gains they made in 2018, so they’ve adopted a stance that the Green New Deal isn’t as bad as Fox News says it is. Meanwhile, they’re doing everything they can to say, “look over here and not at the Green New Deal.”

The politics behind what the Green New Deal represents is more in play than the tenets of the proposal itself, at least in the eyes of leftist media. It’s not that they want to promote the concept. They simply don’t want the concept to derail their party in the next election.

 


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Louis Farrakhan refers to Ilhan Omar as ‘sweetheart,’ prompting zero outrage

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Louis Farrakhan refers to Ilhan Omar as sweetheart prompting zero outrage

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as “Sweetheart” as he addressed her during a speaking engagement on Sunday. He apparently caught his faux pas and immediately justified the remark, but at that point the moniker which many consider to be sexist or misogynistic had already been noted.

Nevertheless, it didn’t cause the stir one might expect. As a far-left progressive, Omar is known for being a feminist icon on Capitol Hill even though she hasn’t been in office for a full two months yet. As our EIC noted, the lack of a rebuke was because of the source, not because she now feels it’s okay to refer to her as “sweetheart.”

The statement came as Farrakhan was telling Omar she shouldn’t be sorry for the statements she made last week about Israel, AIPAC, and Jewish influence in Washington DC, particularly over Republicans.

In a world where consistency was still considered a virtue, followers of Omar would be wondering why she’s not expressing outrage over the belittling reference from a powerful man. But the world isn’t consistent and Farrakhan always gets a pass.

 


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