I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders told The Huffington Post after speaking at a rally for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello on Thursday night. “Obviously Ann Coulter’s outrageous ? to my mind, off the wall. But you know, people have a right to give their two cents-worth, give a speech, without fear of violence and intimidation.”
“To me, it’s a sign of intellectual weakness,” he said. “If you can’t ask Ann Coulter in a polite way questions which expose the weakness of her arguments, if all you can do is boo, or shut her down, or prevent her from coming, what does that tell the world?”
“What are you afraid of ? her ideas? Ask her the hard questions,” he concluded. “Confront her intellectually. Booing people down, or intimidating people, or shutting down events, I don’t think that that works in any way.”
Full article: Sanders Slams UC Berkeley’s Anti-Free Speech Zealots: ‘It’s A Sign Of Intellectual Weakness’ – Matt Vespa
You know you screwed up when even your savior of socialism makes more damn sense then you do and thinks you’re a weak little idiot.
Oh good. They’re parading this woman out again. I thought she’d fallen off the planet or something.
Make no mistake, there is a life or death battle for gun safety going on in this country. It is caring Americans versus the gun lobby and the gun lobby has a 30-year head start.
You know, that horrific day at Virginia Tech, there were so many heroes. And we’re not asking everyone to be a hero in this country, we’re just asking them not to be silent. There are 90 percent of us who actually support things like stronger gun laws, and we have something we didn’t have 30 years ago–we have an army of caring Americans fighting for stronger gun laws in state houses and board rooms. And we need everyone watching right now to join that fight, because it is a battle in state houses across the country.
Full article: Moms Demand Action Founder: ‘Caring Americans’ Support Gun Control – Breitbart
Amazing. Don’t you just love being accused of being something horrible simply because you don’t agree with her stance? I don’t know about you, but I care a lot. About everyone.
I can also make that claim without claiming that she doesn’t. Yeah, I think Shannon here does, in fact, care about people. But I also believe her way of going about helping is ill-informed and ignorant, not to mention at least slightly money driven. Because you know she’s getting her pockets lined for this garbage.
If you want to help people – and I mean, really help stop this sort of thing – stop pushing for laws and such that have time and again been proven to help no one. Stop trying to take away any means people have of defending themselves. Guns. Tasers. Pepper spray. Knives. All have come under fire by people like her, and there is no attention given to the fact that the lives of your average citizen are just as important as the criminals you want to save.
After Orlando, I got my name and information publicly posted as someone willing to help members of the LGBT community learn to shoot. Do you know why? Because I don’t want to see anyone else made a sitting duck. I want you to be able to defend yourself and save your own life should it come down to that. I don’t want my fellow countrymen sitting in a corner crying and begging for their lives while they wait for armed response from the outside. I don’t want to see my fellow countrymen removed from places in body bags when they could have fought back if only they had the means.
I don’t believe more gun control is the way to save lives. I do think it is high time we enforce the laws already on the books. And I believe it is high time that our politicians learn what those laws are so that we don’t get beat over the head about “not supporting” a new law that is actually already a law. I don’t believe accusing the NRA of being a terrorist group is going to save lives, either, especially when you consider that a large portion of the American public is the NRA. Demonizing each other isn’t going to save a single life.
Convention of States Project
After vowing for months to reform the tax code and lower tax rates for middle-class Americans, the Republican-led Congress might not be able to get anything done by the late-summer deadline.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin even admitted this week that the timeline has become “highly aggressive to not realistic.”
In November’s election, the voters spoke overwhelming in favor of the GOP agenda — less government, lower taxes, more freedom. Now it isn’t clear whether Republicans ever intended to follow through on their major campaign promises, and the American people have taken note.
Full article: And the next broken promise is… – Convention of States
The broad overview study, however, showed this assumption to be false:
“Contrary to a longstanding view in psychology that political conservatives are particularly prone to defensiveness and cognitive rigidity, our meta-analysis found that when partisan bias was aggregated across studies, topics, and methodological details, both liberals and conservatives were biased in favor of stimuli that confirmed their political beliefs, and to a virtually identical degree.”
But while researchers found that both groups are equally biased, they also found that certain subjects can ignite that bias more readily. Conservatives, for example, are more prone to be “biased in response to gun control arguments.” Liberals, on the other hand, are “biased toward arguments about affirmative action.”
The researchers went on to say that their study:
“[S]uggests… that partisan bias is a bipartisan problem, and that we may simply recognize bias in others better than we see it in ourselves…. This same myopia toward our own side’s biases may also help explain why a field dominated by liberal researchers has been so much more focused on the biased perceptions of the political right than the political left.”
As such a study makes perfectly clear, we’re all biased. The question is, what are we going to do with that knowledge?
Full article: Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan | Intellectual Takeout
The Washington Post reports that the DNC is covering half the cost for the 12-seat chartered plane and the venues as well. Perez told the Post, “Our values are aligned on so many of the critical issues that confront the nation and the Democratic Party. When people actually look at the platform of the Democratic Party — they’ll say, ‘We need community college!’ — well, look at the platform. When they say, ‘We need a $15 minimum wage’ — look at the platform.”
Speaking in Louisville, Sanders ranted, “Our job is to radically transform the Democratic Party into a 50-state party. Our job is to create a democratic Democratic Party, a grass-roots party, where decisions are made from the bottom up.”
The Post gleefully noted that a recent Harvard-Harris poll found Sanders polling at 57 percent favorability with all voters, the best of any well-known American politician.
Perez and Sanders jointly spoke of free college education, and of course, health care, where Sanders favors a single-payer system.
Sanders told reporters, “I suspect that the Democratic Party here in Kentucky has not done the kind of job that it should have done in explaining [that] hundreds of thousands of people have received health care.”
Full article: Democrats Are Turning To Someone To Lead Them Forward. You’ll Never Guess Who.
So, they’re going full retard. Are we surprised? Going full socialist. Nope. Not surprised.
The party that blames old white men for all their problems is looking to an old white man – who scamming the daylights out of them – to save them.
Bless their brain dead little hearts.
More: Jesus Was Not a Socialist, and Bernie Sanders is No One’s Savior
A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill that would let the vice president and former presidents collaborate to decide if a president is fit for office.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the bill Monday during the House of Representatives’ two-week recess, The Hill reports.
The bill would target the 25th Amendment, which mandates that the vice president becomes the president if the latter dies or resigns. It also lets the vice president take over if he or she and a majority of Cabinet officers agree to it.
Full article: Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to let presidents decide if successors are fit for office | Circa News – Learn. Think. Do.
That’s not going to go anywhere. The flaws in this bill are amazing.
- Any time a president from an opposing party to the current president is elected, the current president is going to claim they are unfit. I say this because our politicians have the maturity levels of toddlers and the entire world knows it. Yes, Obama would have declared Trump unfit. But let’s be honest, under this bill if a dem gets elected after Trump, Trump would deem them unfit, too.
- This would be a staunch punch in the face to American voters because it would deem the elected president not an elected president but a chosen successor. We are not a monarchy. The people vote. The states are supposed to vote as the people in their state voted (even though some states are trying to change their laws to unconstitutionally change that). The electoral votes are tallied and the president is chosen by the states. Under this bill, the president would basically be chosen by the current president.
- Wouldn’t this be handy if a president didn’t win a second term and was bitter about it?
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Gun control proponent Gabby Giffords responded to the April 10 alleged murder-suicide at North Park Elementary in California by lamenting current levels of gun control and wishing more could be passed.
California is a state with universal background checks, gun registration laws, an “assault weapons” ban, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, gun confiscation laws based on mental health records, Gun Violence Restraining Orders, a ban on “high-capacity” magazines, a “good cause” requirement for issuance of concealed carry permits, and myriad other gun controls.
Far from proving one more gun control is needed, the heinous murder-suicide — that also cost an 8-year-old child his life — is actually more proof that gun control empowers evil people while putting law-abiding citizens at a marked disadvantage.
Nevertheless, Yahoo News quoted Giffords’ framing the murder-suicide as a “mass shooting” and also quoted her saying, “We can no longer call events like this ‘unimaginable,’ because they happen with alarming frequency. It’s time that all Americans have the courage to truly fight this crisis by standing up and demanding the smart gun laws we know save lives.”
What are these “smart gun laws?” Would they include a ban on semiautomatic handguns? Well, that would not have helped because the North Park Elementary School shooter allegedly used a revolver.
Full article: Gabby Giffords: Murder-Suicide at Elementary School Proves CA Gun Control Insufficient – Breitbart
This is why I never give any attention to new gun control. I scoff at so called “common sense gun control” that is pushed by the left. And my reason is almost always the same… it is never enough. No gun control law will ever be enough.
Once the left has a victory, it doesn’t slow them down. They don’t sit back and congratulate themselves on getting a gun control measure passed. They immediately move on to the next gun control measure and make that the next “common sense gun control” measure and tell us we need to give a little, as if we hadn’t just done that. If, by some fluke, they had the 2nd amendment stricken from the Bill of Rights and every last gun in the USA was confiscated and destroyed… they’d move on to knife control. This is a never ending cycle that will never, ever slow down. Which is why we need to keep saying no. We’ve given enough.