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3 reasons every Republican should have voted against the so-called ‘anti-hate’ resolution

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3 reasons every Republican should have voted against the so-called anti-hate resolution

Yesterday, 23 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against a supposed “anti-hate” resolution. As anticipated, these Republicans are now getting called out in mainstream media for supporting hate because by voting against the bill, that must mean they’re in support of antisemitism and the smorgasbord of other forms of bigotry tossed into the bill.

In reality, these 23 members should be commended for not tolerating the sham of a resolution that was placed before them. Here are the members of Congress who deserve kudos for their efforts:

  • Andy Biggs (Ariz.)
  • Mo Brooks (Ala.)
  • Ken Buck (Colo.)
  • Ted Budd (N.C.)
  • Michael Burgess (Texas)
  • Liz Cheney (Wyo.)
  • Chris Collins (N.Y.)
  • Mike Conaway (Texas)
  • Rick Crawford (Ark.)
  • Jeff Duncan (S.C.).
  • Louie Gohmert (Texas)
  • Paul Gosar (Ariz.)
  • Tom Graves (Ga.)
  • Pete King (N.Y.)
  • Doug LaMalfa (Calif.)
  • Thomas Massie (Ky.)
  • Steven Palazzo (Miss.)
  • Mike Rogers (Ala.)
  • Chip Roy (Texas)
  • Greg Steube (Fla.)
  • Mark Walker (N.C.)
  • Ted Yoho (Fla.)
  • Lee Zeldin (N.Y.)

Here are three reasons why they deserve credit instead of the bashing they’re getting in the media:

Representative Ilhan Omar was painted as a hero instead of a bigot

For those with extremely short memories, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was the reason this issue was brought to the House of Representatives in the first place. She didn’t speak out against hatred or righteously condemn wrongdoings among her peers. Instead, she did what she’s been doing for years: attack Israel and those who support the Jewish state. As our best ally in the Middle East and the region’s only true Democracy, it is anti-American to make baseless accusations against them or the people in DC who support them.

It’s one thing to have an open dialogue about specific disagreements one might have with the government of Israel or the influence they have in American politics. That’s not only acceptable but in many ways righteous. But that’s not what Omar has been doing. Not even close.

Nevertheless, this resolution doesn’t include her name nor the specific bigotry she engaged in while Tweeting to the public. She went from the root cause of the scandal to “she who shall not be named” in less than a week. Over time, she will be credited by mainstream media as the person who was brave enough to speak out and bring bigotry to light, forcing a resolution in Congress to condemn hate. She’ll be painted as the hero. This is 1984-level doublespeak at its finest.

Meaningless resolutions are meaningless

When the initial proposed resolution was to call out antisemitism, it had meaning. It declared Jews in America, who were the victims in 58% of religious hate crimes in 2018 despite accounting for less than 2% of the population, should be protected. It would also declare that speaking out in hatred against Jews was not okay, even for Muslims.

They could and probably should have also had a separate resolution for anti-Muslim hatred. Though they are not persecuted nearly as much as Jews in America, there is still enough anti-Muslim sentiment to make a resolution acceptable as long as it was done separately from the antisemitic resolution.

By throwing in every possible protected group based on religion, race, and sexual orientation, they took a solid resolution against antisemitism and turned it into a worthless resolution against nothing. It would have been easier to simply point out who wasn’t protected. The resolution could have been called the “Only Hate Against Straight Caucasian Males is Acceptable” bill and it would have had the same effect.

Democrats get to wiggle out of another fine mess they’d gotten themselves into

There is a schism in the Democratic Party. At least there was before yesterday. Now, their infighting will be swept under the rug like the scandal that was hitting Virginia Democrats before the media got bored with it.

By having only 23 Republicans vote for the bill, they’ll get singled out as hatemongers. Had the entire Republican caucus voted against it, we could continue the discussion about why the resolution was unacceptable based on its lack of merits and the presence of multiple demerits.

Instead, Kevin McCarthy and the rest of the Republicans retreated once again from the high ground they had been given, enabling the Democrats to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It was their responsibility to take control of the narrative by voting against the bill and explaining why they did so. Instead, they left the principled members of their caucus out to dry.

We’ve all seen our fair share of hate hoaxes over the past couple of years. This may be the first time we got to see an anti-hate hoax in play. The fact that it came from Capitol Hill would be hilarious if it weren’t so infuriating and sad.

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  1. Janice Levan

    March 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I see there were only 23 people in the room that found a serious problem with this bill.

    Did it even mention for Jewish people, who are targeted every day in America and around the world by Muslims. I don’t think the cutting off of heads are something to ignore.
    Not to mention the persecution of Christians. It should have been a bill that targeted the subject and not trying to add names of groups. We are all against this kind of behavior for ALL people.

    Shameful bill!

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Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax lien actually matters

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a tax lien against her for a failed business venture from 2012. She owes $1,877.56 in unpaid corporate taxes. No big deal, right? Things happen.

I would actually be in the camp who’s currently calling this a nothingburger except for one major point. She still hasn’t paid it. It’s not an insignificant amount, but it’s also not an amount that needs to linger for years, and especially not for two weeks after an aide said she would be paying it immediately. Why didn’t she? Why are lawyers looking it instead?

But on Thursday, her aide Corbin Trent said that the Congresswoman’s lawyers were looking into the matter.

It’s one thing to say, “Oops,” and get it paid. It’s another thing altogether to say, “Oops,” then not get it paid, then get lawyers involved in the matter. This isn’t something one would consider contestable; she started a business venture, it failed, now she owes money. As a member of the House of Representatives, and as a socialist who believes in taking people’s money and redistributing it, she should be willing to pay off her debt to the government as quickly as possible.

This will go down as one of the many peculiarities about the Congresswoman that she’s probably going to blame on conservative media. After all, socialism and personal responsibility don’t usually go hand-in-hand.

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Joe Biden is considering Stacey Abrams as his running mate. Why hasn’t he declared yet?

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The Joe Biden saga keeps getting stranger every week. While most anticipate the former Vice President is going to run for President in 2020, he still hasn’t announced despite most of the major candidates who were expected to run have already made their announcement. Now, a report that his staff is considering asking former Democratic contender for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams continues to add fuel to speculation while also making this whole thing even more strange.

In 2016, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the rare move of announcing his Vice Presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, before securing the nomination. It was a desperate move at a time when his prospects for defeating Donald Trump were fading and it didn’t work out. Biden’s alleged move is very different. He’s ahead in the very early polls even before the first debate, let alone the Iowa caucus. Yet speculating about a potential VP seems out of place, just like everything else in this whole debacle.

My theory is he’s trying to minimize the potential attack channels by cautiously field-testing everything first. By gathering data without officially announcing a run, he has the luxury of riding the speculation train as long as he can. He would be the instant frontrunner if he were to announce, but if history tells us anything, frontrunner status rarely means much. Hillary Clinton was the frontrunner from beginning to end in 2016, but even then the speculation of a late run by Biden was appealing to many Democrats.

Biden likely fears being the early frontrunner will generate fatigue for his name being tossed around so often. It’s still early; at this point in 2015, only one major GOP candidate, Cruz, had officially announced his run. Biden wants to ride the speculation as long as possible knowing once he’s officially in, he’s open to attacks. Just as his old boss President Obama did in 2008, some lesser known high-energy candidate could sneak up on the frontrunner and knock them off quickly. In 2015, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker were early frontrunners before being embarrassingly tossed aside by Trump and the other candidates.

Whether or not Biden selects Abrams, and if she’s willing to take the nomination, this type of speculation allows him to stay in the news while people continue to hold their collective breath about a future announcement.

Bottom line, he’s running. He’s been running for a while. The fact that he’s not official yet only plays into the fundraising he’s missing, which he’ll be able to make up quickly once he announces. All in all, the Democratic race is turning hilarious.

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Babylon Bee satire piece pretty much nails the Democrats’ incentive on Electoral College

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The founders decided to employ an Electoral College in picking the President to prevent tyranny by majority. They realized back then exactly what is happening today – the establishment of urban and suburban echo chambers that would rather see flyover country engulfed by a giant tornado than to “suffer” through conservative and Christian ideologies, especially in Washington DC. This is the driving force behind the sudden push to abolish the Electoral College, and the satirical masterminds at Babylon Bee nailed it.

Democratic candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is leading the charge to make the process that saved us from a Hillary Clinton presidency obsolete. Why? Because they can’t figure out how to win otherwise. Sure, they were able to dominate the Electoral College with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, but the last two Democratic Presidents were running against weak Republicans in both of their elections. Had they been running against conservatives, especially in each of their first elections, the results may have been very different and the country may be in much better shape by now.

Nevertheless, this is what the Democrats want. Any system that can yield President Trump is a system they know they can fight against with their unhinged supporters, blind followers, and Trump haters.

That’s the nature of America today. Satire doesn’t need to venture too far away from reality in order to get a hilarious version of the sad state of affairs we find ourselves in, especially as it pertains to the loony party on the far left.

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