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.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) doesn't know how many branches of government exist: "There are two co-equal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress"
There are 3 equal branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial pic.twitter.com/ARHJsmII2B
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 24, 2019
“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.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "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."
The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial. pic.twitter.com/8rPSpzottE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2018
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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New York Times Editor: We’re Switching From Russia Collusion To ‘Trump Is Racist’
The New York Times and others have repeatedly tried to take down President Trump with libelous statements on the Russian collusion front and have failed spectacularly every single time. Now, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has accidentally admitted that for two years his far-left newspaper was “built” around spreading a hoax. Oops. But it’s never too late to shift propaganda in this political war.
He was secretly recorded saying just that and it got out. Baquet also admitted the Times’ staff is loaded with left-wingers “who cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden.” Do tell. I’m shocked I tell you. Simply shocked.
What is actually shocking is this recording comes by way of the leftist rag, Slate. They got their mitts on the recording of a company-wide meeting Baquet held with his staffers and it is an illuminating look at how leftist media utilizes and manipulates propaganda for political effect. Why Slate would let that out is puzzling, to say the least.
Baquet has now admitted that for two long years his leftist newspaper was “built” around the Russia Collusion Hoax: “It got trickier after [inaudible] … went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character. We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well.”
Truly well? Do you mean by lying and falsifying facts? They did that very well. There was not a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia yet the NYT reported on it as fact for two years and in actuality, made stuff up to fit that narrative.
So the NY Times (D-NY) is back to hosting political strategy sessions on how to destroy @realDonaldTrump. Collusion failed. Obstruction came up short. Now they’ve returned to the favorite cry of every liberal who’s losing an argument: RACISM! A sad commentary on “news” in America https://t.co/en4Y8nQCOa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 15, 2019
But the New York Times has seen the light, so to speak. The Russia collusion hoax hasn’t worked so now they are switching tactics… Trump is now a racist and everything will revolve around that lie: “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story. I’d love your help with that. As Audra Burch said when I talked to her this weekend, this one is a story about what it means to be an American in 2019. It is a story that requires deep investigation into people who peddle hatred[.]”
The truth is that if Trump were actually a racist it would have come out decades ago. This is a last-ditch effort to besmirch a sitting president so a communist can take his place in the next election. It’s subversion and in my book… a form of treason.
You can still taste the salty leftist tears from being disappointed that Mueller did not take down Trump: “The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, “Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.” And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”
So, while the NYT, WaPo, and other lefty rags spewed lies and propaganda, outlets such as Breitbart, The Daily Wire, and The Daily Caller among others did real reporting and told the truth. For their efforts, a number of them have been banned on social media.
“Baquet pretty much spends the rest of the 90 minutes meeting fielding questions from individuals who are supposed to be professionals but who only want to know how they can call Trump and his supporters racists even more often.
“You see, according to the Times’ staff, everything is racist because everything really is racist.
“You probably think that whole “everything is racist” thing is me being sarcastic. Here’s a direct quote from a staffer [emphasis added]:
“Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.
“Good grief. What a dispiriting and not-at-all surprising look at the ignorant whack jobs in charge of our media — and in the case of the New York Times, not just the media, but what is considered the elite of the media elite. What are they obsessed with? What do these conspiracy-loons see everywhere in 2019 America…?
“Here we sit in the most tolerant, diverse country in the world just a few years after having twice elected a black president with the middle name “Hussein,” and the people in charge of the media are breaking down into pools of self-pity because they want to scream racist at us even more than they already have.
“And again, let’s not forget that the only way they can try to pretend America is racist is by way of massive hoaxes: the Very Fine People Hoax, the Covington Hoax, the George Zimmerman Is White Hoax, the Hands Up Don’t Shoot Hoax, the Jussie Smollett Hoax, and the countless hoax hate crimes they spread over and over and over again without scrutiny.”
Good grief is an understatement. The NYT does not cover real news anymore like the rising tide of anti-Semitism in this country. They are too busy protecting terrorists and radicals, while smearing the president and conservatives, to do their actual jobs.
The New York Times openly admits that anti-Jewish hate crimes don’t interest the Times because white supremacists are not behind them: “If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.”
But young white males are domestic terrorists according to these people. Geez. Not communist Antifa or Black Lives Matter or the Nation of Islam or the Black Panthers… white boys are the ticket, y’all.
Since the media is out of Russian ammo and they detest Trump, they have to have another way of smearing him and throwing the race card is their final desperate move in this political dance. Nothing else has stuck to Teflon-Don. Look for them to cry ‘racism’ non-stop for the next two years in their latest contrived hoax against the president. But you won’t hear them cover actual racism because it does not fit their political narrative. It has to be Trump, Trump, Trump! or it’s not news.
The NYT is a peddler of hate. No wonder they had to stop publishing political cartoons because the editorial staff can’t recognize blatant anti-Semitism. These aren’t journalists anymore… they are Brown Shirts. They feel they’ll get away with calling Trump a racist. After all, they got away with the Russian crap for two years.
Wow! The Deputy Editor of the Failing New York Times was just demoted. Should have been Fired! Totally biased and inaccurate reporting. The paper is a Fraud, Zero Credibility. Fake News takes another hit, but this time a big one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
ALL THE NEWS THAT’S NOT FIT TO PRINT! “The New York Times is no longer the paper we grew up with. It is no longer a news organization. It is now an agenda driven organization out to change the Country (for the worse!).” Michael Goodwin, Highly Respected New York Post Columnist.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
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Dem Rep Sheila Lee: ‘Young Whites Drawn To Nationalism A National Security Threat’
Oh brother. Mental stability-challenged Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee (which should scare the crap out of everyone), is now claiming that young whites are a national security threat. I kid you not and nary a whisper of racism after that uber-racist statement.
Jackson is saying that white supremacist ideology is helping fuel domestic terrorism in the United States. This is utter bull crap. Antifa and Black Lives Matter are far more guilty of this than white supremacists which a minuscule percentage of the population. I despise hate groups such as the KKK but let’s be honest, Lee’s finger-pointing here deliberately excuses leftist radicals and goes for the right (which white supremacists are not – they are actually leftists). Domestic terrorism should not be defined by race, but by group, ideology, and deed.
Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared in Jackson, Mississippi, for a forum about preventing violence against religious groups. And he was subjected to this insanity. The forum covered mass shootings, including the recent one that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso. Notice it did not mention the one in Dayton or others… just the one that fits Lee’s political agenda.
The shooter in El Paso allegedly targeted Mexicans. But the left doesn’t want you to know everything that was in his Manifesto such as supporting universal pay and healthcare, as well as environmentalism. He was a mix of left and right and violently insane. “The attack in El Paso and the violent white supremacist ideology that inspired it offends us all,” McAleenan said Tuesday. “We must address it with moral clarity, this hate that is domestic terrorism, and it must be resisted together by Americans of all races, ethnicities, and faiths.” While you are at it though – address all domestic terrorism, not just white supremacism. Selectivism here is not our friend – it is divisive, racist, and suicidal. It was not done with Muslim terrorists and cannot be based solely on white supremacy either.
“Others at the forum described the threat in similar terms.
“Racism is a national security threat,” said Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
“Critics of President Donald Trump contend his language has stoked racial and ethnic divisions. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi did not name names but said “the racist, xenophobic language that we hear coming from high places” empowers people “to do crazy things.”
“Thompson and Jackson Lee also criticized raids last week in which 680 Hispanic immigrants were arrested at food processing plants in Mississippi, the largest workplace sting in the U.S. in at least a decade.
“Last week’s massive ICE raid will have an enormous long-term effect on the state of Mississippi,” Thompson said. “I do not understand why ICE picked this time, right after the country was healing from the targeted attack on Mexicans, to perform these raids in this community. ICE turned the first day of school, a special day that is to be filled with smiles and happiness, into a fearful memory for many of the children in Mississippi.”
“McAleenan told NBC on Sunday that the timing of the raids was “unfortunate,” but the action had been planned for more than a year.
“Jackson Lee said Tuesday that racists who target Hispanics or other people of color can be bolstered by the workplace raid.
“They see a brown person and they see the government rounding up and they’re saying, ‘That’s what I should be doing, but I won’t round up. I will kill,’” Jackson Lee said.
“McAleenan said that domestic terrorism, whether at houses of worship or other places, “has a broad and expansive impact on American citizens and our national climate.”
“These attacks not only end lives, they also degrade our society and diminish the integrity of our national values,” McAleenan said. “They pull at our civic seams and our diverse country and they challenge citizens’ faith in their government’s ability to protect them. Domestic terrorism jeopardizes both our physical security and our perceptions of security.”’
Jackson Lee is using this argument to villanize all white Americans and to bolster her luny call for reparations. Don’t buy into it. She’s a communist and a racist, pure and simple. Bonus… she’s nuts.
Lee declared that “racism” is “a national security threat” and urged President Trump’s administration to invest more federal funds to “get into the lives” and “minds” of young white males who are “drawn to white militia, white supremacy, white nationalism because they have nothing else to do.” So many lies, so little time for this woman.
“I believe that racism… should be declared a national security threat,” Jackson Lee said during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing. “Racism is a national security threat. Before, we would say, ‘You have a right to your racist views. You have a right to believe that slavery was right. That segregation was right.’ We live in an era where that can no longer be allowed.”
Lee also claimed she is a “huge believer in civil liberties and the Bill of Rights, and particularly the First Amendment of the Constitution.” That one made me choke on a drink and then laugh. Only for certain people, it would seem.
She said FBI statistics prove “an acceleration” of hate crimes since Trump became president and asked: “Who is the predominant actor? Young, disaffected white males… what is a major factor? Youth.” Again, not true – young black crime is far more prevalent. Show us the stats and give context while you are at it.
“We must find a way to invest huge sums of money intervening in these white minds that are drawn to white militia, white supremacy, white nationalism because they have nothing else to do — no intervention, no recreation, no libraries, no training of communities,” Jackson Lee insisted. Another corrupt way to steal from all of us one way or the other.
Jackson Lee warned that without these investments that will enable organizations, like faith-based groups, “to be able to get into the lives of these individuals,” America will wind up with more dead parishioners and more people “whose lives are turned upside down” by white supremacists like the El Paso shooter. More faith is always good and will help, but that is not what she means here, trust me.
The Texas Congresswoman said the federal government must find “real remedies” because “racism is killing us.” Racism was not killing us until Barack Obama got in office and the whacky radical leftists were allowed to run wild. The left has pushed racism and division among Americans and wants race riots in the streets… in fact, they won’t stop until that happens.
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