Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Discuss North Korea Sanctions With Security Council

by sundance

{ } ~ Amid ongoing maneuvers by China and Russia to influence the activity of North Korea… and amid both Chinese and Russian interests in violating ongoing trade and economic sanctions against North Korea; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley meet with the U.N. Security Council. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident here this morning, and she’s got a great team behind her helping. So thank you, Nikki… Transcript–



The Real Colluder-in-Chief

by Ari Lieberman

{ } ~President Donald Trump’s recent performance at Helsinki was not optimal. Questions tossed at Trump regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 elections… were not unexpected and could have been handled in a more nuanced fashion. Nevertheless, the Left’s response to the summit can best be described as unhinged. dummycrats-Democrats and their mainstream media allies, who’ve accused Trump of treason, collusion and “high crimes and misdemeanors,” have demonstrated an unmatched level of disingenuousness and hypocrisy. In just under two years, Trump has done more to thwart Russian aggression than his predecessor did in eight. He increased the defense budget and improved the military’s state of readiness, provided lethal military aid to the Ukrainian army, blunted Russian influence in Syria, imposed tough sanctions against Russia and transformed hundreds of Russian mercenaries who threatened U.S. interests in Syria into burnt toast. Trump also substantially loosened crushing regulations imposed by liar-nObama against the U.S. energy sector and has adopted an aggressive stance in advancing U.S. energy interests to the detriment of Russia and other oil-producing nations. If anyone can be accused of betraying America’s interests, it is Barack liar-nObama, who consistently adopted toxic policies and positions which distanced allies and kowtowed to enemies. Let us not forget that it was liar-nObama who was picked up on a hot mic telling Putin’s stooge, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, that “after the elections, I have more flexibility,” to which an approving Medvedev responded, “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”…


IDF strikes deep in Gaza after troops come under fire, amid talk of 4th Gaza war


{ } ~ The Israel Air Force launched a major wave of strikes at Hamas targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening… as a cabinet minister said Israel was preparing a massive response to Hamas’s failure to heed repeated Israeli warnings to end the violence along the Gaza border. “At this time our aircraft are carrying out widespread attacks against terror targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said, adding that this came after the “serious shooting incident against our forces,” referring to sniper fire at IDF troops during a riot on the border earlier in the day. The army said 15 targets were hit, including the “Hamas brigade headquarters in Zeitoun.” The army said the headquarters were completely destroyed along with “weapons and ammunition stores, training grounds, observation posts, control centers and the offices of the brigade commander.”…


ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records

by Katie Pavlich

{ } ~ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many dummycrats-Democrats want to abolish… recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a “sanctuary city.” “Of those arrested, 16 subjects had been previously released by MCJ without honoring the ICE detainer and 78% had prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges. The individuals arrested as part of the operation were nationals of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey,” ICE released Friday. “These individuals range from 21 to 68 years old and all were previously arrested or convicted of a variety of offenses. Some of the arrests and convictions included: aggravated criminal sexual contact, aggravated assault, DUI, hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of a child, battery, theft, burglary, possession of a weapon, forgery, domestic violence assault, disorderly conduct, and illegal entry.” ICE also provided additional details on the individuals released by Middlesex County Jail…


Rasmussen Delivers Horrifically Bad Results to liar-Hillary


{ } ~ Failed dummycrats-Democrat nominee liar-Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Republican Donald Trump in spectacular fashion… and neither she nor a significant number of those on the left has been able to come to grips with that brutal reality for them just yet. Indeed, there has recently been rumors swirling that liar-Clinton might make yet another run at the presidency in a 2020 electoral rematch against Trump, but the prospect of liar-Clinton being the dummycrats-Democrat Party’s nominee once again is not sitting well with an overwhelming majority of likely dummycrats- Democrat voters, according to The Daily Wire. As was revealed in a recent Rasmussen poll, some 73 percent of dummycrats-Democrat voters want the party to nominate a “fresh face” in 2020 while only a mere 16 percent thought the party should nominate someone who has already run in the past, such as liar-Clinton, former Vice President loose lips-Joe Biden or socialist Vermont Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders…


Ex/dummucrats-Democrat Slams commie-Ocasio-Cortez, Urges Voters to Reject Her


{ } ~ Only a week or two after commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the world with her New York primary victory over incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley… it seems that forces within the dummucrats-Democratic Party are beginning to turn sharply against her. In just three days, commie-Ocasio-Cortez has been hit three separate times in a series of concussions that threaten to derail her rocket ride to the top. First, she gave an embarrassing interview to PBS’s “Firing Line” in which she exposed how little she actually knew about Israel’s – cough, cough – occupation of Palestine. The next day, a story ran in The Hill in which several dummucrats-Democrat lawmakers went on the record to bash the young socialist for trying to start trouble within the party before even winning an election. And now, a former dummucrats-Democratic senator and Vice Presidential candidate is publicly encouraging Crowley to jump back into the race for New York’s 14th Congressional District in order to prevent commie-Ocasio-Cortez from bringing her toxic stew of ignorance and socialist tendencies to Washington. Joe Lieberman penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal this week in which he said commie-Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda had little to do with mainstream dummucrats-Democratic Party politics and that her election to Capitol Hill would “make it harder for Congress to stop fighting and start fixing problems.” He said that voters should pick Crowley as an investment in the future of democracy. “Thanks to a small percentage of primary votes, all of the people of New York’s 14th Congressional District stand to lose a very effective representative in Washington,” he wrote…


Republican Primary Pretenders: Caveat Emptor

by Mark Alexander: Across our nation, there are a few hotly contested federal and state Republican primaries in which genuine conservative candidates are facing wealthy pretenders who are recasting themselves as “conservative.” These imitators can fund unlimited advertising and social media buys for their makeovers.

Some “conservative” candidates are, at best, moderates. A case study of how such pretenders operate is the primary campaign between those seeking to become Tennessee’s 50th governor. One candidate, Randy Boyd, hails from a well-heeled family and is a likable candidate. He is a husband and father, and he has supported some initiatives that have helped his community of Knoxville, Tennessee.

But he is not a “conservative Republican,” despite the facade that he and his handlers have erected for their campaign to defeat an unpretentious and unapologetic conservative, Rep. Diane Black.

Let me be clear: My objection is not that Boyd is a moderate. I am a pragmatist and sometimes a moderate is the best a primary has to offer. But not this primary, and others like it.

My objection is that Boyd is a pretender who is endeavoring to dupe millions of conservative Tennessee voters into believing he’s one of them. He self-identified as a “moderate” when he was exploring his candidacy, but he now insists he’s a “lifelong conservative” and his brand is “Conservative for Governor.” The political campaign deceptions he condones demonstrate a serious underlying character flaw.

This example of re-fabrication is being repeated in other Republican primaries across the nation. Perhaps this opinion/ analysis of one such campaign will inspire the exposure of other pretenders.

Attempting to ride the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Boyd, a quintessential “Never Trumper,” claims, “I’m not a professional politician. I’m a businessman.” He portrays himself as a “political outsider,” but in fact he’s the most insidious variety of political insiders — those who are not elected but use their wealth to buy into political circles and influence government policies.

In fact, Boyd has spent much of his career hobnobbing around with rich politicos like Tennessee’s current governor, Bill Haslam — another establishment Republican. Boyd was appointed to a couple of administrative roles by Haslam, grooming his own run for governor. Like Haslam, he’s a wealthy jet-setter who is disconnected from grassroots Americans, and he uses his affluence to live as if recreation were his occupation, spending extravagantly on himself and his family. Of his personal pursuits, he says, “I’ve been a little selfish in that I pick the things I’m most passionate about and go for those things.” Like his estate in Argentina…

Boyd amassed most of his estimated $800 million fortune by marketing products made in China and other countries, while sheltering some of his wealth overseas. As for the jobs he claims to have created, many have not been in the U.S. and others have been outsourced to foreign producers.

In 2016, Boyd supported the establishment Republican presidential primary candidate, Jeb Bush, and refused to raise money for Trump after he won the primary. Bush has, in turn, endorsed Boyd.

Boyd is a strong supporter of Barack liar-nObama’s statist Common Core “education initiative.”

He claims ubiquitously that “freedom should carry forward to social issues.” Like abortion and so-called “gay marriage,” which is supported by Boyd and his liberal church. His companies support LGBT activist groups. His campaign is also supported by wealthy donors who back Planned Parenthood.

He says he supports the Second Amendment and claims to be an avid hunter, and he recently purchased an NRA membership to support that pretense. In fact, he supports “animal rights” groups that oppose hunters, and Boyd has organizational ties to anti-2A leftist billionaires Michael Bloomberg and scumbag-George Soros. His largest single donation was $5 million to the Knoxville zoo.

He supports “corporate welfare” and is a strong supporter of liar-nObama’s unratified Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty, which was opposed by both Donald Trump and liar-Hillary Clinton, but would boost Boyd’s net worth.

Boyd is a member of the Partnership for a New American Economy, backed by leftist Michael Bloomberg, and which advocates for illegal immigrants. Boyd’s group partnered with Welcoming America to support sanctuary cities. Welcoming America is backed by leftist scumbag-George Soros, the godfather of the archenemies of Liberty.

Boyd supported and donated to the campaign of Knoxville’s dummycrats-Democrat Mayor Madeline Rogero, who promotes open borders, opposes cooperation with immigration officials, and has turned Knoxville into a sanctuary city — the only one in Tennessee. Rogero was aliar-Clinton delegate.

He supports free tax-funded tuition for illegal immigrants, and he remains on the board of liar-nObama’s College Promise Campaign, a project of the leftist Civic Nation started by liar-nObama activists. Among other things, CPC promises education for “undocumented students.”

He donated $250,000 to La Raza affiliate Conexion Americas, a leftist dummycrats-Democrat Party front group that supports sanctuary cities and open borders and opposes President Trump’s border security and immigration reform policies.

Are you beginning to see a pattern here? It’s a pattern repeated by pretenders in other Republican primaries.

All of this notwithstanding, Boyd is flooding the media markets with campaign ads insisting that he and Donald Trump are “a lot alike.” But seasoned political commentator Jackson Baker offered this assessment of the stark contrast between Boyd’s campaign facade and reality:

If all you saw of Boyd were his TV ads, which are loaded with hard-edged innuendo about the Second Amendment, potential welfare cheats, illegal immigrants, and dummycrats-Democrats’ alleged indifference to the porousness of our southern border, you would think: This guy is the right-winger of the race, more Trumpian than arch-conservative gubernatorial rival Diane Black. … But listen to [Boyd’s] ideas in forums and at stump speeches and fundraisers, and all of that is turned on its head. What Boyd talks about instead is the kind of ameliorist, problem-solving approach you would expect to hear from a centrist dummycrats-Democrat.

Regarding the disconnect between the facade he has created — pretending to be a “principled conservative” — and his record, Boyd said, “If I’m running to be the Republican nominee in Tennessee, I want Republican voters to see that I’m one of them.”

Or at least to think he’s one of them…To protect that facade, Boyd abruptly dropped out of the last gubernatorial debate, claiming, “We just have a scheduling conflict. I don’t do the schedule so I can’t tell you when it came up. But we’ve had a scheduling conflict.”

Fact is, Boyd has been polling behind Tennessee’s genuine conservative Republican candidate, Diane Black. Consequently, he and his campaign CEO, Chip Saltsman, a onetime RNC chair wannabe and 2008 Mike Huckabee campaign operative, have unleashed a torrent of fallacious negative ads against Black. (Saltsman’s RNC bid was canned after news of his promotion and distribution of a racially-derogatory parody, “Barack the Magic Negro” to his political Christmas card list.)

Saltsman has perfected the art of violating what Ronald Reagan’s California Republican chairman labeled “The Eleventh Commandment” — that Republicans in primaries should not engage in fratricidal infighting. His modus operandi is to sandbag Republican primary candidates in the final weeks of campaigns, when there is no time to counter mendacious accusations. Negative campaigning leads to a downward spiral as opposing campaigns then have to engage in a negatives poll number game.

So duplicitous and hypocritical is Boyd’s campaign, that they are now targeting negative attacks against a third candidate, Bill Lee, insisting (get this) that he “was state president of a group that lobbied for amnesty for illegals.” Saltsman’s trademark is attacking from his client’s weak points, in this case suggesting his opponents are weak on defending American jobs from cheap illegal immigrant labor which is in fact Boyd’s “Achilles’ heel.”

A lesson for anyone in a primary where there is a pretender – they target opponents with negative advertising which, most often, is an attempt to cover up their own record.

Boyd and Saltsman are now attempting to defeat Rep. Black with what can only be charitably described as abject lies – the most recent of these declaring that “DC Diane” (asserting falsely that she’s a career politician) was a “Never Trumper.” They are using multimillion-dollar PACs to advance racist and sexist deceits about Black’s conservative legislative record. They shrewdly enlisted Saltsman’s old boss, Mike Huckabee, to endorse Boyd, knowing that would then create a Sarah Huckabee Sanders gauntlet against President Trump endorsing Diane Black. If not for these sleazy Saltsman/Boyd tactics, I would not have written this this column.

Why would Trump endorse Rep. Black? For the same reasons I endorse and support her candidacy. (In fact, attesting to their conservative pedigree, Diane’s husband, a decorated USMC Vietnam veteran, was a Patriot Post reader and supporter long before she first went to Congress.)

Black is the authentic conservative, who was swept into congressional office in the Republican Wave of 2010, and her gubernatorial candidacy has the endorsement of Tennessee’s most conservative constituent groups.

Those of you who follow national legislation and policy would know Black’s name in connection with the House Budget Committee. She was the first woman to chair that powerful committee and last year she shepherded Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 through her committee and through Congress. That legislation has since unleashed incredible economic growth to Make America Great Again.

It was the fist time in almost a decade that the House and Senate passed a budget. As Donald Trump noted, “Diane Black, the highly respected House Budget Committee Chairwoman, did a GREAT job in passing [the] Budget, setting up big Tax Cuts.”

In fact, Rep. Black was at Trump’s side yesterday, leading the discussion on the next phase of Trump’s economic plans.

Notably, one of Black’s most recent legislative bills would make illegal entry into the U.S. a felony, which would most assuredly put a damper on Boyd’s advocacy for illegal immigration.

Bottom line: Conservatives across the country should take a close look at the background of those primary candidates marketing themselves as “conservatives,” because the pretenders are propagating. Caveat emptor!

(P.S. No doubt that in response to this opinion/analysis, Boyd and Saltsman will turn their guns on The Patriot Post. That’s their black-bag MO.)

~The Patriot Post


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