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WATCH: Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren Doesn’t Know How Many Branches Of Government Exist

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the gift that just keeps on giving, much like Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is. For someone touted for their economic prowess, she doesn’t come off as being very bright. Just sayin’. This time she appears to not have a clue as to how many actual branches of government we have. I’m not kidding… grade-schoolers know them as the legislative, executive, and judicial.

The latest faux pas was on CNN on Tuesday of this week. Warren was being interviewed by a fawning Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper 360” to discuss a variety of issues, including the on-going government shutdown. And presumably to lay the groundwork for her upcoming presidential bid.

“Do you ever think, look, the realistic end game is that Republicans get two-thirds of what they want and the Democrats have to settle for the shorter straw?” Cooper predictably soft-balled Warren. “Is that how the balance of power really works?”

“Well, let’s talk about the balance of power,” Warren sagely responded. “There are two coequal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress.” My response to that fumbling misstep was “heap big idiot.” Sorry, I just can’t take it anymore. It didn’t sound like a mistake. It sounded like she really thinks there are only two branches of government. The Supreme Court might take umbrage at that slight.

As a reminder to our so-called leaders, the legislative branch makes our laws. The executive branch enforces the laws and the judicial branch interprets the laws.

How embarrassing for Warren. But she didn’t miss a beat and like the rest of the leftists doesn’t have enough wherewithal to know she should be mortified over that.

You remember Ocasio-Cortez made a similar blunder showing that she didn’t know what the three branches of government were either. “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Oops.

It stuns me that those with so-called degrees and elevated positions in our own government have no idea what it actually entails. This is how nations fall.

Here is the full transcript of Warren’s interview on CNN from The Daily Wire via Ryan Saavedra:

“COOPER: Senator Warren, you’re in Puerto Rico tonight. Can you explain why you’re there especially so early on in your campaign?

“SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D), MASSACHUSETTS: So I’ve been talking about a government in Washington that works great for the wealthy and to the well-connected but not so much for everyone else. And I’ve been doing that for a long time. Puerto Rico is one of the prime examples of that. Right here in Puerto Rico, an island that’s been devastated both by a financial crisis and by twin hurricanes, right now has a government that is taking money off the island in order to send it to Wall Street.

“And cutting services, health care services, schools right here in Puerto Rico. It’s just a prime example of government that works for the rich and the powerful and doesn’t work for the people.

“COOPER: Do you believe that the government in D.C. is complicit in the — in keeping the body count of the actual death toll so low for so long? We’ve now learned from various studies that thousands of people died in the wake and months after the storm. Do you think the government is complicit in that?

“WARREN: The death count in Puerto Rico has been proven to be now in the thousands. And the fact that this administration has refused to acknowledge that and continue to put out reports long after the evidence was available showing just a very small death count is just one more way in which the people of Puerto Rico have been disrespected from start to finish since the hurricanes hit.

“COOPER: Just in terms of the shutdown, the Senate’s going to vote Thursday on two partisan bills that have no chance of passing both chambers. Is that really the best that lawmakers can do? Does either side have a right to be proud of what’s happening right now? WARREN: Look, we need to open the government. People are working jobs. I today was with TSA agents who are out doing their jobs trying to keep us safe, and they’re not getting paid.

“People have been shutout from the jobs that they need to do. The government needs to be reopened. There are two ways that can happen immediately. Either Donald Trump can say he’s ready to sign something to open the government or Mitch McConnell could just put the same budget bill on the floor of the Senate that was voted overwhelmingly in December.

“This is manufactured crisis and it’s starting to impose real pain — real pain on families all across this country.

“[20:10:06] Federal agents are not political pawns in some game that the Republicans want to play. We need to get the government open.

“COOPER: The president’s party, though, controls the White House and the Senate. Democrats only control the House. Do you ever think, look, the realistic end game is that Republicans get two-thirds of what they want and the Democrats have to settle for the shorter straw? Is that how the balance of power really works?

“WARREN: Well, let’s talk about the balance of power. There are two coequal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress. The Congress of the United States in December, the Senate voted on a funding bill that was a compromise between Democrats and Republicans. The House held it up, so when the House came back into session after the new year in 2019, they passed the funding bill.

“We have the votes on the congressional side. But so far, Mitch McConnell is saying, no, the only one who has any power in Washington is Donald Trump. And he’s saying he won’t bring any bill to the floor of the Senate that can’t be passed that the president won’t sign into law. That’s basically just abdicating the responsibility of Congress.

“We had a compromised proposal, Democrats and Republicans. Everybody had signed off ready to go, and then Donald Trump blew it up for his own reasons and said he would be proud to shutdown the government. Well, that’s what he’s done and we are now sitting here in the longest shutdown in American history.

“And it’s hurting people all across this country. It needs to stop. Reopen the government.

“COOPER: I want to ask you a little bit about the presidential race. I know you said you’re delighted that Senator Kamala Harris has announced her candidacy for president. Are you concerned at all how she and other centrists, you might call them, may run or attempt to paint you as too far to the left?

“Is too far to the left of the mantle you may happily embrace?

“WARREN: Look, I’m now talking about the economic issues how government works, about what’s happening to middle class families, working families all cross this country, why the path has gotten rockier and rockier, and why it’s gotten so much rockier for people of color. This is — this is what I’ve worked on all my life, and I got into the Senate race in 2012 to talk about these issues, to fight for these families.

“Now, here I am as we look at 2020 just right in the center of this fight. This is what I’m going to continue to talk about. And I’m delighted that there are lots of Democrats who want to talk about ideas, who want to talk about a way to build a stronger America. I believe in that.

“You know, I’m somebody whose dad ended up as a janitor. I got my chance at a college that cost $50 a semester and I got a chance to be a public school teacher, a chance to be a college professor and chance to be a United States senator, because America invested in that opportunity.

“I believe in investing in opportunities for our kids. I think that’s how we build a real future in this country and I’m out there and willing to fight for it.

“COOPER: So, to voters who look at the economy, see it booming, credit among other things, the president’s tax cut for that, I’m wondering what you have to say, have the tax cuts had a positive effects on the economy?

“WARREN: Look, giving away a trillion and a half-dollars to corporations, to billionaires, to the wealthy and well-connected, while young people are struggling with student loan debt, while families can’t have prescriptions filled, while infrastructure crumbles around us, that’s not how we build a future in this country. You know, the way I see this is it is this fundamental question, who do we think our government ought to work for?

“This economy? Sure, there are great numbers. The rich got fabulous tax breaks. Wall Street has been up and down but back up.

“But the lived experience of tens of millions of people across this country is the squeeze. It’s about flat wages and increased cost for housing, for health insurance, to get your kids educated.

“[20:15:03] Now, we have a country that’s getting richer and richer, but the problem is that too much of that wealth is flowing just to a thin slice at the top. And everyone else is getting left behind. That’s not how we build a future.

“COOPER: The president has obviously had his fair charge of racially charged things to say about you, if not outright racist. Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries called the president the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Is that an appropriate thing for a sitting member of Congress to say about the president?

“WARREN: Look, the president has made clear where he stands. And he did that in Charlottesville. He’s done it over and over.

“What matters is that we as Democrats make clear what we stand for and what we’re going to fight for.

“Look, for me. I believe in the wealth — I believe in the worth of every single human being. I think that recognizing that worth and then as a country saying we’re just going to invest in some opportunities, a level playing field, a chance for a kid who’s the daughter of a janitor to be able to go to school, to be able to get an education, to be able to build some real security in her life, I believe that that is the best of America. I believe in an America that reflects our values.

“But we’re going to have to build it together. We’re going to have to take our government back. We’re going to have to take it away from the wealthy and well-connected who have turned it in their direction, and we’re going to have to make it work again for the people. That’s the reason I’m in this.

“COOPER: Just lastly, just in terms of the race, are you confident that you know how to effectively campaign against the president and against his scorched earth tactics, because, you know, the high road didn’t work out for more than a dozen Republican candidates, didn’t work out for Hillary Clinton.

“WARREN: You know, I’ll tell you something, I was born and raised in Oklahoma. And all three of my brothers live in Oklahoma now. One of them is a Democrat. The other two are not.

“But I love all three of my brothers. And one of the things we spend a lot of time doing is talking about the things we actually agree on, the values. We want the same things for our kids. We want all of our kids to have basic health care coverage, and we don’t want it so there’s somebody that’s sick, they end up bankrupt as well.

“We want our kids to be able to get an education, a good education, pre-K, K-12 and after high school. And we want those things. We want our kids to have a future.

“And yes, there are places where we disagree about the best place to put that together. But I think as a people, when we talk about our values, we talk about the things that we care most about, we can find some common ground and we can build on that ground, and we can make a real commitment. Not just to hope it happens but a real commitment to fight for it, to make it happen. I think that’s our opportunity. And I also think it’s our responsibility.

“COOPER: Senator Warren, I appreciate your time. Thanks.

“WARREN: It’s good to talk with you.”

 

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Trump: ‘Hard To Believe’ Obama Didn’t Know What FBI Was Up To In 2016

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President Trump said Wednesday that “it would certainly be hard to believe” that former President Barack Obama was unaware of what the FBI was up to in 2016. Well, of course, he knew. In fact, I would wager he orchestrated all of it. Obama is not dumb or incompetent. I’m almost certain he was pulling the strings and running the war room here.

Attorney General William Barr held a press conference today as the lightly redacted Mueller report was released. He put to rest the conspiracy theories and quelled the rabid Trump hatred by pointing out there was no collusion with the Russians or obstruction of justice. Trump tweeted out, “Game Over!” Indeed, it should be but the left will never give up this bone.

Trump praised Attorney General William Barr, saying “he’s grabbed it by the horn.” It would certainly seem that he has. The guy is fearless. Now, the left is calling for Mueller to have to testify over all this. No matter what they do it won’t change the fact there is no there-there and they are not going to get any dirt on Trump. Give it a rest already. Two years and millions of dollars later, they have nada.

From The Daily Caller:

“The conversation turned to several former Obama-era officials, most of whom are likely to be investigated in the coming months as Barr has pledged, and Trump touted the fact that he had called attention to them as “one of my great achievements, actually.”

“The president also had strong opinions when it came to whether or not Obama was aware of what the FBI was doing. “How is it possible that he didn’t know?” he asked. “I mean, we’re talking about pervasive, horrible things that were happening.”

“It would certainly be hard to believe that he didn’t know what was going on,” Trump concluded.”

That is the understatement of the century.

“Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era [Department of Justice] and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people. Justice will be served,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said. “President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever.”

From the Washington Examiner:

“That theme — “turning the tables” on the Democrats — or some variation of it, was what the Trump campaign ran with immediately after Attorney General William Barr delivered the Mueller report to Congress. Team Trump issued a fresh campaign video with that language as it replayed a series of prominent Democrats insisting over the course of the nearly two-year-long Mueller investigation that the president was guilty of collusion.

“Another staple of the campaign’s messaging: “Investigate the investigators.” The Republican National Committee, working in tandem with Trump 2020, was using similar language in series of press releases, as it emphasized that Russian meddling occurred while Barack Obama was president.

“Bottom line: Not only did Mueller confirm that there was no collusion, we also learned the full extent of how much the Obama administration failed to act while Russia messed with America’s electoral process,” read a missive from RNC rapid response director Steve Guest.”

Trump’s 2020 campaign will no doubt use the Mueller report as a political weapon and at this point, it is one of many that the Democrats will gleefully bludgeon themselves to death with in 2020. Forget hoisting yourself by your petard… these morons are TRYING to commit political suicide. It’s glorious to watch. Popcorn-worthy incompetence and radicalism even.

There is no doubt in my mind that the hunters are about to become the hunted here. I suggest they start with Barack Obama because he knew everything that went on and nothing happened during his administration without his blessing.

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REPORT: HUD To Crackdown On Illegals Taking Advantage Of Public Housing

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Trump is a master at timing. His administration is proposing a new rule to try to block some 32,000 illegal immigrant-led families from claiming public housing assistance, saying it’s unfair to hundreds of thousands of Americans who are stuck on waiting lists. And it is. This is long overdue and I applaud Ben Carson and President Trump on this move.

HUD let Congress know this week that it intends to implement the new rule, kicking off a schedule of publication and notice and comment that could have the plan finalized later this summer. That’s if the darned Democrats don’t get in the way again… which they will. The plan would scrap Clinton-era regulations that allowed illegal immigrants to sign up for assistance without having to disclose their status.

From the Washington Times:

“Under the new Trump rules, not only would the leaseholder using public housing have to be an eligible U.S. person, but the government would verify all applicants through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database, a federal system that’s used to weed illegal immigrants out of other welfare programs.

“Those already getting HUD assistance would have to go through a new verification, though it would be over a period of time and wouldn’t all come at once.

“We’ve got our own people to house and need to take care of our citizens,” an administration official told The Washington Times. “Because of past loopholes in HUD guidance, illegal aliens were able to live in free public housing desperately needed by so many of our own citizens. As illegal aliens attempt to swarm our borders, we’re sending the message that you can’t live off of American welfare on the taxpayers’ dime.”

“Illegal immigrants’ access to taxpayer-funded welfare and other benefit programs has long been controversial.

“It was considered a non-starter for Democrats when they wrote Obamacare a decade ago, and they excluded illegal immigrants from the health law. But the party’s attitude has changed and now some Democrats are pushing to expand the 2010 law to include unauthorized migrants.

“Polling, though, suggests Americans remain opposed to public benefits flowing to illegal immigrants, and President Trump has suggested it’s time to crack down on loopholes and interpretations that have allowed them to do so.

“In the case of Section 8 housing assistance, there are competing laws that have created confusion.

“In 2017 the HUD inspector general investigated illegal immigrants in New York who were using public housing under a special program for people with HIV or AIDS, and found that the government had never clearly stated whether housing was a federal public benefit subject to a 1996 ban for unauthorized migrants.

“Further complicating matters, Clinton-era rules specifically allowed “mixed” immigration status families to gain housing benefits. As long as one person in the home is an eligible U.S. resident, a family can qualify. The eligible person doesn’t need to be the head of the household, and could even be a minor child.

“The government created a system that allows people to apply for housing assistance as “non-contending,” meaning they decline to say whether they were legally in the country. Benefits are supposed to be adjusted on a pro-rated basis to account for those non-contenders.”

The immigrant-rights activists on the left are lining up to oppose this rule as I write this. They claim that penalizing mixed-status families means hurting the legal residents in those families, who are often young children. Too bad, they are here illegally. If they want to partake of American benefits, let them become legal immigrants first, not second. This same argument is being used to debate tax credits that, while claimed on behalf of citizen children, are paid to illegal immigrant parents.

Give the GOP credit… they’ve done their best to tighten these tax rules and regulations but the obstructionist Democrats have stopped them at every turn.

Trump’s administration is making the argument that lengthy backlogs for housing assistance make the new HUD proposal an obvious change. There are millions of people waiting on that list. One in four families who would qualify for housing assistance actually get the benefit right now. Most of those waiting for HUD help are likely poor seniors or people living with a disability. These people are being hurt by those that don’t belong here legally.

From The Daily Caller:

“HUD intends to roll out a proposal over the next few weeks that prohibits any illegal immigrant from residing in subsidized housing, even if they are not the direct recipient of the benefit. HUD currently estimates that tens of thousands of HUD-assisted households are headed by non-citizens.

“Families who are caught gaming the system by allowing illegal immigrants to stay with them either have to comply with the new rule or they will be forced to move out of their residence.

“Households will be screened through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or “SAVE,” program.

“An administration official told the Caller that this is a continuation of the president’s “America First” policies.”

Did you know that the average waiting time to get housing assistance in the US is now 26 months? That’s outrageous. In progressive enclaves such as Los Angeles, you can wait more than four years. All because of illegal immigrants being allowed to break our laws.

Even Cher took notice of the idiocy here in a tweet she put out this week: “I understand helping struggling immigrants,” she said, “but my city (Los Angeles) isn’t taking care of its own.” She pointed out the 50,000 citizens that are living on the streets and who are below the poverty line and go hungry. Many are veterans who served their country only to have no place to return to and no help was forthcoming. They should have just come across the border. “If my state can’t take care of its own … how can it take care of more,” Cher wondered. Good question.

Trump found himself in agreement with Cher for the first time. “This proposal gets to the whole point Cher was making,” an administration official told The Times. Yes, it does. Faster, faster pussycat.

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