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Senator Jeff Flake goes out with DIShonor (updated)

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Senator Jeff Flake goes out with honor

UPDATE: Just when I finished giving Senator Jeff Flake kudos, he turns around and does something flaky. He’s now calling for a one-week delay on the floor vote so the FBI can investigate.

There is a slight chance he’s falling on his sword on behalf of the GOP to remove some of the taint when Kavanaugh is finally confirmed. Slight. More likely he’s still just being his moderate Democrat self.

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I don’t like Senator Jeff Flake. He attempted to carry the mantle of conservatism despite having a very moderate voting history. As a lame-duck essentially forced into retirement by President Trump, I expected him to go out with one final middle finger pointed towards his nemesis. I expected him to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court.

Now, it appears that he will vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which assures that he’ll also vote for his confirmation.

Flake Announces Yes for Kavanaugh, Nomination Likely Headed to Senate Floor

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/09/28/flake-announces-yes-for-kavanaugh-nomination-likely-headed-to-senate-floor/Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh. I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty.

“Our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence. That is what binds us to the rule of law,” Flake added in his statement Friday.

My Take

Like Flake, I opposed Trump’s nomination by the GOP. Unlike Flake, I was able to put aside my anger over the choice by looking at one important factor in today’s partisan politics: the Supreme Court. I’m against at least half the things the President does because they don’t represent the conservative model of Republican government I expect from the GOP, but I will not let anger prevent me from supporting the things he gets right.

Senators Flake and Bob Corker have had opportunities to harm the agenda of the man who is forcing them out. I applaud them both for going out with class and dignity. Getting a conservative justice is too important for hurt feelings.

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Only 35% of Americans oppose ICE raids

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Only 36 of Americans oppose ICE raids

Anyone who listens to legacy media outlets or spends enough time on progressive social media sites probably thinks the ICE raids on illegal immigrants with deportation orders are unpopular. “The Squad” rails against them. Progressive pundits scream until they’re nearly in tears. The various echo chambers get hashtags trending about how wrong it is to capture people who have broken the law and been properly adjudicated to be removed from the country.

But a majority of Americans support the raids.

A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows 51% of Americans support the raids, while only 35% oppose them. This number should be shocking considering all the anti-raid propaganda being pushed by the left, but it’s really not. Americans are generally believers in law and order. They’re aware of the generosity of the nation despite attempts to paint us as callous and to promote the narrative that the President is uncaring.

We are also aware that those targeted by ICE aren’t random people of foreign descent despite the progressive talking points used by nearly every legacy media outlet. They were all given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were fleeing oppression that falls into the context of asylum. But the vast majority – around 90% – never even show up to their hearing to make the case. This is because they’ve been told if they can simply claim asylum and then disappear into the interior, nothing will happen to them.

It’s important for these raids to move forward, increase in frequency, and extend indefinitely until the message is sent to countries with millions of people preparing to take the dangerous journey to our southern border. The message must be made clear: If they do not want to go through the legal process to enter and stay in the country, they will be sent back. With that message delivered, much fewer will attempt it.

The greatest asset conservatives have is the truth. We must not allow Democrats and their media allies to convince us their lies are true. Americans are aware of the problem at the southern border. We must keep the pressure up.

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Caught in her lies, Erica Thomas chooses to double down against the truth

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Caught in her lies Erica Thomas chooses to double down against the truth

The video above reveals several things about Georgia state representative Erica Thomas and the man who called her a “lazy bitch,” Eric Sparkes. It reveals Sparkes made a very poor choice in confronting a 9-months pregnant woman over her use of the express lane, but more importantly it reveals the lies compounding previous lies by a Democratic politician who wanted to attract national attention through her falsified use of the victim card.

According to Thomas, she was verbally assaulted by a racist “white man” who invoked the phrase “go back where you came from,” echoing a variation of the phrase President Trump used on Twitter a week ago in reference to “The Squad” of first term Democratic Congresswomen. The implications were obvious – whoever it was that said vile things to Thomas was a bigoted Caucasian and almost certainly a Trump supporter. The only thing that could spoil the string of lies and block her path to the progressive-adored status of victimhood was if the man who berated her came forward.

That man was Eric Sparkes, and come forward he did. As a result, Thomas’s narrative broke down quickly. First, he admitted to calling her a “lazy _____” but vehemently denied telling her to go back where she came from. He was so offended by her claims because she called him a racist who echoed President Trump’s message. That didn’t sit well with Sparkes, a man of Cuban descent and a Trump-hating Democrat.

Thomas’s narrative, echoed by thousands of progressives and several Democratic lawmakers, turned out to be completely false. Instead of the vision of a white supremacist Trump-supporter attacking an African-American woman over race, we have an unhinged Democrat calling a 9-month pregnant woman a “lazy _____” for having too many items in the express lane.

One might think this is the point when Thomas accepts an apology and lets the incident fade away. But… no. She’s doubling down, changing her story slightly and ignoring the likelihood that the man who insulted her voted for her.

The worst part is that even after acknowledging Sparkes didn’t say anything racist to her, she’s still claiming racism. Calling someone a “lazy _____” is not a racist attack. It’s callous and pathetic to use the phrase against a 9-month pregnant woman over the use of the express lane at a grocery store, but it’s not racist just because the victim was African-American.

Democrats and legacy media continue to push the hoax about the white supremacist Trump-supporter described by Erica Thomas. But the guy who called her names is a Trump-hating Democrat. The self-loathing of the left hits ludicrous speed sometimes.

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As Erica Thomas’s racism story breaks down, The Guardian now says she’s a Republican

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As Erica Thomass racism story breaks down The Guardian now says shes a Republican

It’s funny how the media treats lawmakers when it comes to their political affiliation. If something is good, it’s probably a Democrat at the heart of the report. If it’s bad, it’s probably a Republican. The Guardian and AP News don’t seem to actually care which is which. They interchange political parties based on the sentiment of the story, even if they’re already declared a different party previously.

Case-in-point, Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas after she claimed to be the victim of a racist rant versus Georgia Republican Erica Thomas after her story starts falling apart.

Thomas’s original claim was that a white racist told her to “go back where she came from,” echoing the “racist” Tweet made in completely different circumstances by President Trump. That story stuck all the way into a media interview until Eric Sparkes showed up. He admitted to cursing at the African-American lawmaker because she was in the express checkout lane at the grocery store with too many items. But he vehemently denies saying anything racist, including the “go back” line Thomas attributed to him.

As it turns out, he’s Cuban and a Democrat.

The Guardian, through an Associated Press source, initially said Thomas was a Democrat, which she is:

Erica Sparks The Guardian Democrat

But once the story crumbled, she was suddenly a Republican:

Erica Sparks The Guardian Republican

Was this intentional? Actually, it doesn’t matter. If it was intentional, then it’s just part of standard operating procedure to smear Republicans whenever possible. If it was an accident, then it’s a Freudian slip of sorts, one that both proper journalists and good editors, both of which should be employed at The Guardian, should be able to catch very easily. As of the writing of this article, the correction has not been made.

People like Erica Thomas put real victims of racism at risk when they make false claims like this. But the media’s trumpeting of false narratives does nothing to help fix the situation. Both are complicit in denying the truth.

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