Thursday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

PROXY WAR: Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from U.S. embassy but Iraq tensions linger (Associated Press)

THANKS, scumbag/liar-nOBAMA: In 2011, scumbag/liar-nObama met with one of the leaders in Baghdad embassy attack (PJ Media)

Government & Politics

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM: Trump honored with “Bipartisan Justice Award” by black leaders (The Western Journal)

TOO GOOD TO IGNORE: CBS News reporter highlights minority improvements under Trump as most underreported story (The Daily Wire)

MASSIVE: commie-Bernie Sanders tops Democrat field with massive $34.5 million haul in fourth quarter (ABC News)

MORE MASSIVE: Trump camp raises $46 million in final quarter; reelect team says impeachment drove best haul to date (The Washington Times)MAGA: Trump beats own record for fewest new regulations issued in a year (The Washington Times)

POLITICAL FUTURES: New census data suggests previous report wrong: Republican states gaining seats in Congress (The Daily Wire)

DECADE REWIND

PRESENTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: The 24 most absurd PC moments of the 2010s (National Review)

DECADE OF DEBT: Federal debt up more than $10 trillion in 2010s (CNSNews.com)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: A New Year’s revolution for Iran (Issues & Insights)

POLICY: GOP should “double down” on tax cuts 2.0 (The Heritage Foundation)

SATIRE: scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton slams Trump for not taking a more “hands-off” approach to embassy attack (The Babylon Bee)  ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/67643?mailing_id=4776&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4776&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body      

Trump Responds to Iran“This is Not a Warning, it is a Threat”

by sundance{theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ President Trump responds to the domestic and foreign alignment of provocations. President Trump doesn’t have too many options here. However… he’s a much more cunning adversary than the Deep State has faced previously.  Strategically a good decision to head-off those carrying the banners in the war parade. Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Asper, Joint Chiefs’ Milley have an alignment of domestic interests well organized. Resounding applause will be heard from The State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA, Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, John Bolton, Tom Cotton, Adam Kinzinger, Mark Levin, rino-Mitt Romney and a host of well positioned senators, soon to be jurists…. The domestic warning was akin to ‘we can create a Benghazi, watch‘.  POTUS takes the energy from the threat, uses a little judo adding his own energy, and controls the outcome. “Happy New Year” is akin to “Relax, I got this“…. So now we watch.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/31/president-trump-responds-to-iran-this-is-not-a-warning-it-is-a-threat/ 

Corey Lewandowski announces decision on running for US Senate seat

by Chuck Ross  {dailycallernewsfoundation.org } ~ Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday he will not run for Senate in New Hampshire… where he was considering a challenge of Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. “After much consideration I have decided to forgo a campaign for the US Senate,” Lewandowski wrote on Twitter. “While taking on a career politician from the Washington swamp is a tall order, I am certain I would have won. My priorities remain my family and ensuring that @realDonaldTrump is re-elected POTUS.”  Lewandowski has been toying for months with a Senate run, and President Donald Trump encouraged him to do so during a New Hampshire rally in August. Lewandowski launched a website for a potential Senate run Sept. 17, during a break while he was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. “I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from people across New Hampshire and the country,” Lewandowski wrote on Twitter. Lewandowski was fired from the Trump campaign June 20, 2016, but has remained one of the president’s most ardent defenders. He has not held a job at the White House, but is considered an informal adviser to Trump.  http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/2019/12/31/corey-lewandowski-isnt-running-for-us-senate-seat/    

Trump says he will go to Beijing for ‘phase two’ of trade talks

by Sean Higgins{washingtonexaminer.com } ~ President Trump said that he will head to Beijing next year to begin “phase two” of trade talks with China… following a Jan. 15 signing ceremony for “phase one” of the deal. “I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15. The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present. At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. The current talks involve firming up details regarding a trade agreement that was reached in October. Progress in the talks has been slow as China has been reluctant to commit details to writing and demanded the White House roll back existing tariffs. The White House has said the talks will likely have three phases. The administration has placed tariffs of 25% on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods and 7.5% tariffs on another $120 billion worth of goods. Beijing had tariffs of up to 25% on $185 billion worth of U.S. goods.  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/trump-to-go-to-beijing-for-phase-two-of-trade-talks?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_Breaking%20News%20Alert_12/31/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Breaking%20News&rid=5261  

Attacks on Jews in NYC and Media Double Standards

by Danusha V. Goska{frontpagemag.com } ~ December 26, 2019, the day after Christmas, those Americans who emerged from their holiday celebrations to check world headlines were in for a shock… Police reported several attacks on Jews in New York. Americans don’t think of their largest city, a world center of finance and the arts, a cosmopolitan capital where one can enjoy cuisine from any continent at any hour of the day or night, as a place where Jews are unsafe on the streets. New York is the city of Seinfeld, of Woody Allen and three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg. Former Mayor David Dinkins famously called New York a “gorgeous mosaic” of diverse peoples. But in fact, these Christmas-and-Hanukkah-week attacks were part of a trend. As bad as they were, worse was yet to come. On Saturday, December 28, Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg and his guests celebrated the closing nights of Hanukkah in Monsey, a suburb north of Manhattan. An intruder burst into the home and stabbed five people. Recent attacks on Jews in New York City typically involve unprovoked punching, cursing, and hurling of objects ranging from soft drinks to large and potentially deadly stones. Victims range from children to the elderly, and include mothers accompanied by their babies. Attackers sometimes yell anti-Semitic comments.  Videos reveal that attackers are frequently black. In one startling video from November 4, 2018, a group of young African Americans congregate outside a Brooklyn synagogue, talk among themselves, hurl a pole through the synagogue window, and then run away. In another attack, a Jewish man is walking down the sidewalk when what appears to be a black youth runs up behind him and punches him hard in the head, nearly knocking him over. In a March, 2019 assault, an apparently healthy, young man kicks a toddler’s stroller being pushed by the child’s mother. Attacks are not always violent. In one videotaped confrontation, a black woman screamed verbal abuse at a Jewish man on the New York City subway. On December 10, 2019, David Anderson and Francine Graham killed four people in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Deceased victims include Police Detective Joseph Seals, Leah Ferencz, owner of a kosher grocery store, Moshe Deutsch, a rabbinical student and a shopper at that store, and Douglas Rodriguez, a store employee and immigrant from Ecuador. Shooter David Anderson was an anti-Semite who had been influenced by the Black Hebrew Israelites, who claim that Jews are not really Jewish, and that the characters in the Bible were all really black. In this ideology, contemporary Jews are labeled “imposter Jews” and “so-called Jews.” This idea is not limited to violent extremists. On December 14, Saturday Night Live comic Kenan Thompson referred to “historically correct black Jesus.” Jersey City killer  David Anderson used the word “imposter” to refer to modern-day Jews. Anderson and Graham’s killings were classified as a terrorist incident and a hate crime. The New Jersey attorney general said that the killers “had a tremendous amount of firepower. They had a pipe bomb in their van.” In the wake of this attack, Jersey City school board member Joan Terrell-Paige appeared to attempt to justify it. Terrell-Paige called “jews,” as she spelled the word, in lower-case, “brutes,” and said that people should seek a “message” in the killers’ actions…https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/12/attacks-jews-nyc-and-media-double-standards-danusha-v-goska  

VIDEO 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=1WMYbMKm4tQ&feature=emb_logo

VIDEO 2:  https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/second-jewish-man-attacked-with-rock-in-brooklyn-in-under-a-week-police/1488444/

scumbag-Soros’ War Against the Jews

by Daniel Greenfield{frontpagemag.com } ~ When scumbag-George Soros hit middle age, he began seeing a shrink. The ruthless financier’s problem was that he was burdened with an “oversized” sense of shame over a “guilty secret”… That guilty shameful secret which sent scumbag-Soros to a psychoanalyst was “Jewishness”.scumbag-Soros’ Jewish problem was generational. He grew up in, in his own words, a “Jewish, anti-Semitic home” He had adopted his father Tivadar’s worldview, that God was a human invention. It was Tivadar who forged and sold documents to Jews trying to escape the Holocaust, charging “wealthy clients”, as he put it, “whatever the market would bear”. And it was Tidavar who found his teenage son a place with a Hungarian fascist official who was confiscating Jewish property. In his biography, Tivadar later described the trip to confiscate Jewish property as a move by the “kind-hearted” Nazi collaborator to “cheer the unhappy lad up” where after a dose of watching the persecution of Jews, “he quickly regained his spirits”. scumbag-Soros would later describe this, a period that most Jews remember as a time of utter horror, as “the most exciting time of my life” or an “adventure”. Tivadar’s amorality thoroughly infected his son. In an infamous 60 Minutes interview, which the scumbag-Soros network and his media allies have worked hard to spin, scumbag-Soros coolly agreed that he had “helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.” Then denied any feelings of guilt. “It’s just like in the markets — that if I weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would,” he observed. It echoed his response to allegations of hurting the British economy. “When you speculate in the financial markets, you are free of most of the moral concerns that confront an ordinary businessman.”…  https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/12/soros-war-against-jews-daniel-greenfield   

Israel Finally Gets Help in the War Against Iran

by Yochanan Visser  {israeltoday.co.il } ~ On Sunday, Israel finally got help from the US military in the battle against Iran and its numerous proxies in the Middle East… when American warplanes fired more than 30 missiles at 5 bases of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia in both Iraq and Syria. US F-15 Strike Eagles bombed weapon depots and command centers of Kata’ib Hezbollah meaning: battalion of the party of God killing 25 members of the militia which is part of the Iranian-backed al-Hashd al-Shaabi umbrella organization of predominantly Shiite militias in Iraq. Kata’ib Hezbollah is believed getting its orders from Qassem Soleimani the crafty commander of the Quds Force, the branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which is tasked with exporting the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran. The American attack took place after Kata’ib Hezbollah on Friday attacked a US military facility in the vicinity of the Kurdish city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq killing an American contractor and wounding four US soldiers. Jonathan Hoffman the US Deputy Secretary of Defense said that the attack was a response to “repeated Kata’ib Hezbollah attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve coalition forces” a reference to the US-led international coalition of forces that fought ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. The attack on US personnel in Iraq was anticipated for a long time after Kata’ib Hezbollah and other al-Hashd al-Shaabi militias demanded that all US forces leave Iraq thereby paving the way for the completion of the so-called Iranian land-bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea and the Israeli Golan Heights. When the Americans didn’t give in Kata’ib Hezbollah and other militias belonging to al-Hashd al-Shaabi started to launch missiles and mortars at US facilities in Iraq such as the American embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone…  https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/analysis-israel-finally-gets-help-in-the-war-against-iran/  

Ted Cruz Demolishes Mayor Pete’s Malicious Lie About the Founders and Slavery

By TYLER O’NEIL

{pjmedia.com } ~ Speaking to schoolchildren, 2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg insisted that the authors of the Constitution “did not understand that slavery was a bad thing.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) demolished this claim with direct quotes from the Founders, who very much understood the evil of slavery but compromised on the issue in order to keep the early United States together.

Buttigieg addressed the amendment process, saying that the Founders “were wise enough to realize that they didn’t have all the answers and that some things would change. A good example of this is something like slavery or civil rights. It’s an embarrassing thing to admit but the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing.”

Mayor Pete was correct that the Founders instituted the amendment process in the Constitution partially because they were humble enough to realize things would change. In fact, the amendment process is the correct way for the government to recognize new rights, not Supreme Court interventions like Roe v. Wade (1973).

However, Buttigieg was entirely off base to suggest the Founders did not understand the evils of slavery. In fact, many of them acknowledged the evils of slavery, but they compromised in order to hold the new nation together. As Matt Spalding wrote for the Heritage Foundation, “Those who founded this nation chose to make practical compromises for the sake of establishing in principle a new nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Ted Cruz rebuked Buttigieg by posting a string of direct quotes from the Founders.

“Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude & I am utterly averse to the admission of slavery into the Missouri Territories. It being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law,” Cruz quoted from John Adams, a Founding Father and the second president.

“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature,” he quoted from Benjamin Franklin, who was a member of an abolitionist society. “Neither my tongue, nor my pen, nor purse shall be wanting to promote the abolition of what to me appears so inconsistent with humanity and Christianity.”

“Who talks most about freedom and equality? Is it not those who hold a bill of Rights in one hand and a whip for affrighted slaves in the other?” Cruz quoted from Alexander Hamilton, an abolitionist and the first secretary of the Treasury.

“It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished,” John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, wrote. “The honor of the States as well as justice and humanity, in my opinion, loudly call upon them to emancipate these unhappy people. … To contend for our own liberty, and to deny that blessing to others, involves an inconsistency not to be excused.”

The Northwest Ordinance, one of the very first laws passed under both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, explicitly excluded slavery from the Northwest Territory, which would become the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and part of Minnesota. This set the precedent that slavery would not be allowed to expand into federal territories,  setting the stage for a debate that would escalate into the Civil War.

The Founders compromised on banning the slave trade, restricting Congress from doing so until 1808 — in order to appease the southern states. Yet Congress did indeed ban the slave trade as soon as possible.

Buttigieg should know these things — he majored in history and literature at Harvard. Yet the identity politics narrative simplifies the complex history of the Founders, painting them as evil rich old white oppressors. Perhaps Mayor Pete has allowed himself to get infected by a little too much “woke”ness.

https://pjmedia.com/election/ted-cruz-demolishes-mayor-petes-malicious-lie-about-the-founders-and-slavery/?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=7220442bc3498cb5e2d68f3cb4d11680&recip=18305623  

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