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The smokescreen: Democrats need Barr and the Mueller report at the top of the news cycle

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The smokescreen Democrats need Barr and the Mueller report at the top of the news cycle

A day before the vote held by the House Judiciary committee that pushed forward a recommendation to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, Fox News host Brit Hume broke down he “silly season” we’ve now entered.

On the surface, everything the Democrats have been doing since the release of the Mueller report seems to be not only harmful to America (an act for which they hold no qualms) but also counterproductive to their own goal of gaining power (which they would do literally anything to attain). They’ve pushed further investigations while most of the nation yawns. They’ve continuously threatened to impeach President Trump, Barr, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and just about anyone else who makes the news opposing the will of the House of Representatives. Nevertheless, the people aren’t impressed. A vast majority of Republicans, most Independents, and a good chunk of Democrats are saying something to the effect of “impeach or move on.”

If this seems like the kind of political misdirection we’ve seen in the past from both parties, that’s because it is. Whenever one party or the other puts so much emphasis on something seemingly inconsequential and that will certainly result in zero fruit, one has to wonder why. The last time we saw it at this scale was from 2010 all the way through to election day, 2016, when the GOP continuously beat the Obamacare drum. They passed many repeals, including a clean repeal in 2015 that they boldly placed on President Obama’s desk for him to veto. But when they had someone in the White House would sign it a year and a half later, suddenly they couldn’t find the courage to even consider it, let alone pass it.

It was an election smokescreen that helped rally the people around a goal, and as they took the House, Senate, and White House, it was clear that their efforts had worked.

But what the Democrats are doing now seems different. It certainly has to do with next year’s election, but if they think they can ride the Mueller report until then, they’d be fools. People are already bored. So why keep bringing it up? Why all the sound and fury if they know it will signify nothing?

No, this isn’t like what the GOP did with Obamacare. This is very different.

To understand why they keep pinging the Mueller report, contempt, and impeachment to the top of the news feed, one needs to see what stories are not hitting the front pages of newspapers or the top section of online news aggregators, stories that absolutely deserve to be given the full attention of the American people. These stories can be broken down into two categories:

  1. The border crisis is bad and getting much, much worse. Readers of NOQ Report are well aware of the challenges we’re facing at the border and in the interior as record numbers of illegal aliens are being released to the streets of America. But it isn’t just the masses of migrants that are a problem. Crimes committed by illegal aliens are also on the rise. This is the type of news we report on every day, news the Democrats don’t want anyone to hear.
  2. The economy is booming and shows no signs of slowing. The economy isn’t perfect, but it’s clearly humming. There are more job openings than jobless Americans. The tax cuts have worked, as have other efforts, and even if I’m no fan of tariffs, there is still other good news in our trade relationships. More Americans are making more money than they’ve ever made before.

The screaming about Barr and the Mueller report is all about keeping the news away from the devastating border crisis and the booming economy. They want you focused on their unhinged actions instead of real issues.

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More is never enough: AOC calls Amazon’s $15 per hour minimum wage ‘starvation wages’

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More is never enough AOC calls Amazons 15 per hour minimum wage starvation wages

What is the limit to how high many Democratic Socialists like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want the minimum wage to go? More. It doesn’t matter how high it is. They’ll always want it to be higher. Never mind the economic consequences of increased costs. Does anyone really care if her policies would shut down many if not most small businesses? What’s wrong with exponential inflation as a result of devaluing wages by forcing the lowest level employees to make as much or more than skilled employees?

It’s all just details to Democratic Socialists. They want to attack the rich and destroy the poor. At least that’s what their policies would do whether they’re willing to acknowledge it or not.

The latest victim of AOC’s wrath is an old foe: Amazon. She and other socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders have been going after Amazon for a while. The latest insult hurled by the freshman Congresswoman is also an old one, though with new wording. She accused the e-commerce giant of paying their employees “starvation wages.”

Here’s the problem. Amazon has a self-imposed minimum wage of $15, the number Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, and other Democrats have tossed out as the value they want for the national minimum wage. Amazon complied, but it wasn’t enough. In fact, they pay many of their workers higher and noted in a statement that they pay more as a starting point for employees in Staten Island near Ocasio-Cortez’s own congressional district.

“These allegations are absurd. Amazon associates receive industry-leading pay starting at $15 an hour – in fact, hourly associates at our Staten Island facility earn between $17.30 and $23 an hour, plus benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. On top of these benefits, Amazon pre-pays 95% of continuing education tuition costs through its Career Choice program for associates who want to pursue in-demand careers. For anyone who wants to know what it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment center, sign up for a tour today.”

That’s the thing with Democratic Socialists. Whatever demands anyone meets are yesterday’s demands. If they say they want $15 per hour and that gets delivered, they will not celebrate it as a victory for long. They’ll quickly turn around and demand $20 per hour. Why? Because more is never enough.

More is the starting point for Democratic Socialists. It’s also the middle; those who deliver on the demands of socialists will invariably be told the new demands are more. And more. And more.

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Around three dozen people show up to hear Rashida Tlaib talk about impeaching Trump

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Across the nation, the masses of people calling for impeachment of President Trump rivaled the protests in Hong Kong over the proposed extradition law. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear were forced to take to the streets in every major city as the passionate hordes of people calling for Trump’s impeachment threatened to tear the streets to shreds if they didn’t get their way.

At least, that’s what MoveOn.org hoped to see. Instead, the planned huge events were embarrassingly tiny.

MoveOn.org Held Nationwide ‘#ImpeachTrump’ Rallies Saturday. Not A Lot Of People Showed Up.

MoveOn partnered with around two dozen organizations on the event, including activist group, Indivisible, the national Women’s March, Democracy for America, and CREDO, and looped in celebrities like Chelsea Handler and members of the cast and crew of “Modern Family” to help promote the event. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who is leading the impeachment charge in the House of Represetatives, was among those legislators and high-profile guests invited to speak at the rallies.

But if their intent was to create the impression that hundreds of thousands of Americans stood at the ready to impeach President Donald Trump, the effort failed miserably. Across the country, turnout was sparse, even in dedicated leftist strongholds.

The Detroit event, which was supposed to be one of the biggest, had around three dozen people show up to hear Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speak about impeaching the President. That didn’t stop one of the organizers from posting a picture on Twitter and calling it a nice turnout.

No, that’s not a nice turnout. That’s shamefully small for a rally that features a member of Congress at an event organized by such a powerful progressive organization.

The Washington Times reports that MoveOn.org expected massive turnout at 120 events in cities and towns throughout the country. They were assisted by around two dozen progressive organizations in putting the rallies together.

Meanwhile, mainstream media has been relatively quiet despite having film crews at many of the events that were supposed to be packed. They didn’t want to harm the narrative that Americans want the President impeached even though a majority clearly do not.

The MoveOn impeachment rallies were about as packed as a Beto O’Rourke speaking engagement in a small town coffee shop. The uprising progressives expected simply didn’t materialize. At least the weather was nice.

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Justin Haskins: ‘Socialism is completely antithetical to human nature’

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Justin Haskins Socialism is completely antithetical to human nature

Bernie Sanders has a vision for America. A path, as he likes to call it. This path is one that takes us down a winding road of “Democratic Socialism” all the while knowing the end result can be no different from every other path to socialism that has ever been tried. Socialism doesn’t work regardless of what path or which direction you take to get there.

But that’s not stopping proponents of Democratic Socialism, which seems to include the majority of the Democrats running for president today. Led by Sanders and his ideological cohort in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren, the notion that if you take from the rich by force and give it to the poor to “earn” their vote has become the calling card of the Democratic Party. It may have always been heading in this direction, but the 2020 election is shaping up to be either a full embrace of socialism within the party or the (hopefully) final mandate handed down from the people that America refuses to adopt the destructive tenets of a demonstrably poor ideology.

Anyone who thinks socialism will not come full circle if allowed to spring forth in part clearly doesn’t understand the nature of socialism itself. Once the seeds are planted by politicians, fed and watered by voters, and cultivated into laws, it begins the inevitable and unstoppable trend of self-sustained growth. A little socialism is like a plague that spreads until it is all-consuming.

The Heartland Institute‘s Justin Haskins joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson to lambaste the Senator’s repetitive talking points. He and others in his party want to win over the people by offering free stuff. Will voters fall for it?

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