Evening Edition - March 14

March 14, 2019

There’s so much “shock” news in this clickbait age that one day’s “hair-on-fire” story is forgotten the following week. But one story that should not be allowed to disappear down the memory hole is that we now have a Congress that is incapable of going on record as saying that a baby born alive during a botched abortion – an infant human, separate from its mother and fully arrived on Earth – deserves to receive medical attention from doctors who are just standing there, watching it struggle for its life.

In the Senate, a bill to require doctors to provide these innocent babies with the most basic duty of a doctor’s profession failed by 53-44 because Democrats wouldn’t take the most basic moral stand for life and overcome the 60-vote threshold. That at least got a little coverage, although it should have been the biggest story of the year so far: “Major Political Party Endorses Infanticide.”


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What has slipped under the radar is the fact that something similar has happened in the Democratic House 17 times in just 40 days. That’s how many times Republicans have attempted to bring the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to a vote, only to have Democrats block it moving from committee to the Floor.

There is a way around this that Republicans are trying: Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson called for unanimous consent to a discharge petition to move the bill to the Floor. Democrats cut off his microphone and ruled him out of order. But Republicans plan to try again.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ranking-gop-house-members-reveal-plan-bypass-pelosi-anti-infanticide-bill/

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “This is not a partisan issue. This is not about Republicans or Democrats — this is about life. This is about a child who survives an abortion, just the same as any newborn being able to survive. They need care. We shouldn’t have to be talking about this, but we look at what’s moving across the country, the extreme of what the Democrats have moved to.”

The Republicans plan to keep calling for a vote on the discharge petition, and I would hope you would contact your Democratic Congress members to tell them to support it. McCarthy is right: polls show this is not a partisan issue: large majorities of Americans of all political beliefs support a ban on late term abortion, and this goes far beyond that. It’s simply mandating the most basic care to a living, breathing, post-birth human baby. If a penniless homeless person shows up at a hospital needing life-saving care, the federal government requires that he receive treatment. Why does a newborn baby not deserve the same level of care?


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The pro-abortion left has no coherent argument for opposing this. They weep over the fictitious claim that Republicans want to rip babies from their mothers’ arms at the border and put them in cages while championing ripping babies from their mothers’ wombs and throwing them in Dumpsters. Now, they’re actually arguing that if the babies miraculously survive, “the right too chose” covers allowing doctors to choose to stand around doing nothing to help until the baby dies. Some actually fell back on the kneejerk response that Republicans were trying to “control women’s bodies.” Uh, pardon me, but the baby on that table 10 feet away is no longer connected to its mother’s body in any way.

The only other argument they’ve been able to muster is that Republicans are just trying to embarrass the Democrats by bringing this up. Well, if you can’t condemn infanticide, then you deserve to be more than embarrassed. You should hang in your head in shame and humiliation at how you have flushed your sense of basic human decency down the toilet of political expediency.

 

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If House Democrats (who keep claiming that theirs is the Party of bold, progressive leadership) can’t even firmly denounce anti-Semitism or murdering babies, then what will they take a stand for? Well, they’ll boldly stand up for the right of non-citizens and even illegal immigrants to cast votes that cancel out the votes of actual US citizens. So there’s that.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/228-house-dems-vote-protecting-american-votes-canceled-illegals/

 


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Be still our beating hearts! “Beto” O’Rourke is officially running for President! It appears that three House terms, one losing Senate race and some rad skateboard skills are now experience enough to handle the most difficult and important executive job in the world. In a fawning cover profile in Vanity Fair, he hinted at the decision, saying of politics, “I’m just born to do this.” That has a tinge of royal privilege/divine right that’s off-putting to many Americans and that made Hillary so unappealing. But at least it’s a better campaign slogan than “Qualifications? What’s that?!”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-makes-2020-white-house-bid-official-with-wee-hours-announcement

While I know he has many fans among those who rate “charisma” as the most important trait in a chief executive, I wonder if the vast amounts of money that poured into his Senate race will be as likely to materialize in his Presidential coffers. The $80 million he blew losing to Ted Cruz was showered on him partly because he looks cool on social media, but largely because the donors hate-hate-hated Ted Cruz and “Beto” was the best shot they had at defeating him. But he now has to compete with national-level, far more experienced Democrats who could debate Trump without looking like the quarterback didn’t show up so they sent in the waterboy.

Some analysts believe that “Beto” doesn’t seriously believe he’ll get the nomination but is positioning himself to be the Beta male Vice President to Joe Biden. If he really thinks the current Democratic Party mood points to “Let’s run two white males,” I question whether he’s really born to be in politics.

 

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With all the sleazy dealings he’s had in his life, if Paul Manfort were asked what one thing he would do differently, I have no doubt that he would reply that he would never have worked to help elect Donald Trump President.

Yesterday, Manafort was sentenced to another six years in prison on charges related to prior political and lobbying work infractions. Added to his previous sentence for tax and bank fraud charges, and with sentences running concurrently, he will likely spend seven-and-a-half years in prison. Note that none of these charges have anything to do with Russian collusion or the 2016 presidential campaign, the supposed focus of the investigation.

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/13/18264011/paul-manafort-mueller-sentence-amy-berman-jackson

Immediately afterward, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., hit Manafort with 16 more counts, including mortgage fraud and falsifying business records. These are state charges that President Trump couldn’t pardon him for. That fact was used in various op-eds to question whether this will finally pressure Manafort into “turning” on Trump, the assumption being that he actually has some incriminating information he’s just refused to spill even if it means going to federal prison. This is what’s meant by prosecutors who want witnesses to “sing,” and if they have nothing to offer, pressuring them into “composing.”


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I have no particular sympathies for Manfort and his sleazy dealings, but I don’t like the heavy stench of selective prosecution that’s wafting off of this entire case. That’s why I say that with all the things Manafort has done to feel regretful for, working briefly for Trump is probably #1. If he hadn’t done that, it’s doubtful that prosecutors would ever have come after him like Torquemada on Benzedrine.

At the link, Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics makes the case that Washington is filled with swamp creatures who do the same things Manafort is being sent to the big house for and never face prosecution. If these high-and-mighty dealers of justice want to prove they’re not just abusing their powers to act as partisan hatchet men, then let’s see them start giving the same legal colonoscopy to the other fast-and-loose lobbyists. I seriously doubt they’ll ever do that because that would actually help fulfill Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/if-manafort-must-be-punished-then-drain-the-swamp-of-100-other-manaforts-in-dc-tom-bevan

 

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Today’s must-see video (or must-read transcript): Fox News’ Tucker Carlson eviscerated the leftist hit squad masquerading as a nonpartisan watchdog Media Matters for America, and its stunningly hypocritical leader, for launching a campaign to have him fired over some offensive jokes he told on a shock jock radio show 12 years ago. That crashing noise you hear in the background is Media Matters’ glass house being shattered.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-media-matters-president-is-an-enthusiastic-bigot-and-msnbcs-chris-hayes-ignored-it

Also read Jim Treacher’s comments on this. He has some remarkable personal experience with both Carlson and Media Matters, and he shares it in no uncertain terms.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/tucker-carlsons-jokes-didnt-hurt-anybody-then-or-now/

 

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America’s most successful leftwing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, isn’t experiencing any poverty itself. According to its latest financial disclosure, even though revenues, grants and contributions are down (as they should be), the SPLC’s total assets have swollen to over $518 million due to its rising investment portfolio (thanks, Trump!)  $121 million of that is parked in offshore accounts, in places such as the Cayman Islands -- something I’m sure the average SPLC supporter would be screaming bloody murder about if it were true of a conservative “nonprofit” organization. That’s a $30 million increase in offshore investments since 2017.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/southern-poverty-surpasses-half-billion-in-assets-121-million-now-offshore/

The statement also reveals that in 2018, the SPLC formed an Action Fund and filed for 501(c)(4) nonprofit tax-exempt status as a "social welfare" group to engage in "legislative battles at every level of government" and to support "critical ballot initiatives." All purely nonpartisan, I’m sure.

(Can you imagine how many grand juries the New York prosecutors would convene if they found out the Trump Foundation ever even had a P.O. box in the Cayman Islands?)

Let us hope that next year’s filing will show a considerable reduction in the SPLC’s vast wealth after they have to pay out even more multi-million dollar settlements for slandering perfectly mainstream religious organizations as anti-gay hate groups.

 

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Liberal Thought Processes circa 2019: “Borders are immoral! Anyone who wants to come in to the US should be allowed to stream in, even from Third World countries with no health standards. And while we’re at it, let’s stop vaccinating our children! What could possibly go wrong?”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/11/politics/ice-custody-disease-quarantine-health/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-03-11T21%3A57%3A20&utm_term=link&utm_source=twCNN

 

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Further proof that Trump Derangement Syndrome, if left untreated, can lead to permanent brain damage.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-responds-fakemelania-conspiracy-theory/

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declared that he wants Facebook to build a mind-reading machine. I really don’t think he would need a mind-reading machine to know what I’m thinking right now.

https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/

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Wait, so America’s first person to win the right to be legally declared of “non-binary gender” now claims it was all a sham and a lie, “a medical and scientific fraud,” the end result of him having psychological issues that should have been dealt with by a mental health professional, but instead he was given hormones and surgery by doctors too terrified of the radical transgender movement to tell him the truth?

Yep, that’s what he’s telling us, and the transgender movement is not happy with him for saying it.

The good news is that while he’s now back to claiming to be male, he doesn’t have to stay that way. At latest count, there are at least 55 other genders he could try. And that’s 24 more genders than Baskin-Robbins has ice cream flavors.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/1st-legal-non-binary-person-devastates-trans-community-fraud-sham-mental-illness/

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No, this headline is not from the Onion or the Babylon Bee. It’s just another day with AOC.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/03/13/ocasio-cortez-blames-pipeline-that-hasnt-been-built-yet-for-an-oil-spill/

 

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  • Kathryn J Rae

    03/15/2019 09:16 AM

    Thank you, Governor, for another great commentary.

  • Laura Corbino

    03/15/2019 08:57 AM

    My husband and I had a dear friend who, during his fifties came out as transgender. He dressed as a woman, and took estrogen and other hormones to help him get what he wanted. We loved him. I had trouble with his decision, but we always had his back. Two years ago, he died of a massive heart attack due to the hormones he took. He had won a law suit from his job that had fired him, got his pension, and was going to do public speaking. The only person who benefited was his wife. She got all the money. He left us, his friends, and his wife mourning his loss. I blame the Left for his death and the pain that it caused us.

  • Marlene Taylor

    03/15/2019 01:12 AM

    I can't believe that people think it is okay to kill a tiny baby. It makes me think of that horrible man that was using a pin to puncuture their brain. I think his name was Gossnel. How far away from Godly love and care for the weak and
    helpless , we have come! America has lost her way and she need lots of prayer.

  • Rebecca Holstine

    03/15/2019 01:09 AM

    It bothers me no end to see our elected officials vote to kill born alive babies. Let me tell you a story. My mother was born at 61/2 mos. in 1918, at home. The doctor laid her aside, so he could work on her mother. Her grandmother ask the doctor if there was anything she could do to hurt the baby. He said no. Her grandmother wrapped my mother in cotton, put her in a cigar box and laid her on the oven of the cooking range. Then fed her oat water. My mother not only survived, she thrived and grew up, married and had 3 children. She lived to be 94 years old. Don't tell me she was just a fetus, a blob, or should have been left to die, if there was a chance at all she could live. This is what our leaders are giving women and doctors the permission to kill. It is not right. And some day they will be made to pay, they will cry and beg for mercy and I don't think it will be given. The world has gone crazy and I am sorry for the young folks becoming adults in this troubled times. With this is the type of behavior they are being given as normal, how can we expect them to make good choices?

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    03/14/2019 10:43 PM

    My 2 cents on the wall is that I wish there was another way but it looks like the democ-rats have left the President no other choice. Part of his platform when he ran in 2016 was border security and that was a selling point. Now he's trying to keep his promise, and they won't let him.
    Shame on Nancy Pelosi and the other anti Americans that voted no on the wall.

  • Carl Smith

    03/14/2019 10:00 PM

    How many atrocities That have occurred BEFORE in History must WE Repeat before it qualifies as Insanity? Book Burning=Statue defamation, Socialism=Equal Misery for All, Infanticide= Josef Mengele. I'm not sure what to believe. Lenin was a Prophet? Academia is a Fascist conspiracy ? Americans are just naturally Stupid? Mao & Stalin were actually trying to save the planet from overpopulation?

  • william fuhrer

    03/14/2019 07:28 PM

    There should be a huge sign in both the House and Senate DO I HATE PRESIDENT TRUMP MORE THAN LOVE AMERICA?

  • Keith Schnelle

    03/14/2019 07:05 PM

    RE: SPLC comments you made - so how would one go about having the IRS launch an investigation / audit on their offshore activities? I have offshore clients who don't even owe taxes, but the anti-Boston Tea Party pirates went after them (IRS) and found out they owe (via current laws) twice the amount in taxes and penalties of what they received as an inheritance from an overseas family member 30 years ago due to stupid rules that created the classic trap for Americans who "fail" to comply with their arcane rules. Mike, this MUST be pursued to the Nth degree. I am not kidding. There is a potential trap that needs to be sprung against these shade-wearing sleezes.

  • Jerry Holland

    03/14/2019 05:23 PM

    Nothing will happen on the infanticide no matter how many people call the offices of these disgusting murderous congressional democrats. They don't care about phone calls and emails from republicans.
    The ONLY way to stop it is a public national outcry. The ONLY way for that to happen is a media campaign by the GOP and RNC with ads on every MSM channel. The GOP and RNC are pitiful at getting any message out to the ill informed voters .
    There also needs to an outcry from ALL church leaders. I see nothing from the Pope, little from Franklin Graham other then on Fox. And of course nothing from fools like Al and Jessie.
    Graham has the tools to hold huge rallies nationwide to get this message out. Where is he?
    Unless the GOP and RNC learn how to get the message out on MSM we could have an idiot like Joe and an empty suit moron like Beto leading the country.
    FOX pundits like Hannity need to stop saying American voters are too smart to let this happen. On the contrary, they are so stupid it very well could happen.

  • Anne Turner

    03/14/2019 05:19 PM

    Ads for the GOP for 2020 are very simple:

    Abortions approved up to full term by Dem legislature. Dems refuse to protect babies born alive after an abortion even if full term.

    Young new Congrsswoman, when asked about costs of socialism said, you just pay for it. Wants minimum ncome even for people who don’t want to work so they can paint and write poetry.

    Dems plans for Medicare for all with no private insurance allowed. Taxes must increase to pay for it, and average of ......per man, woman, and child.

    Dems want open borders and voting for all even illigal aliens.

    Dems want open borders.

    Dems will raise taxes and make more regulations on Corporations resulting in job in significant job loss.

    Dem Congresswoman makes antisemetic remarks with no conseences by from Dem Caucus who make her a heroine.

    Ideal Fonish socialism with universal medical care implodes.

    No words even need to be spoke by the GOP? just show the words of the
    Dems in action.

    I’m sure there are many more but let them do themselves in. Show VA Giv yearbook pictures, show Betos HS yearbook pictures. Re run Hilary’s despicable comments. If it turns out college cheating scandal people liberals, and I suspect they are, show that.

    GOP needs to learn to fight back. But try to get people other than Trump to do it and for heavens sake get him to tone down. People, even many of his supporters don’t like it.

  • Arlene Hurley

    03/14/2019 05:19 PM

    Stop censoring me.

  • Jerry Holland

    03/14/2019 05:19 PM

    Nothing will happen on the infanticide no matter how many people call the offices if these disgusting murderous congressional democrats. They don't care about phone calls and emails from republicans.
    The ONLY way to stop it is a public national outcry. The ONLY way for that to happen is a media campaign by the GOP and RNC with ads on every MSM channel. The GOP and RNC are pitiful at getting any message out to the ill informed voters .
    There also needs to an outcry from ALL church leaders. I see nothing from the Pope, little from Franklin Graham other then on Fox. And of course nothing from fools like Al and Jessie.
    Graham has the tools to hold huge rallies nationwide to get this message out. Where is he?
    Unless the GOP and RNC learn how to get the message out on MSM we could have an idiot like Joe and an empty suit moron like Beto leading the country.
    FOX pundits like Hannity need to stop saying American voters are too smart to let this happen. On the contrary, they are so stupid it very well could happen.

  • Arlene Hurley

    03/14/2019 05:19 PM

    Stop censoring me.

  • Audrey Skarness

    03/14/2019 04:53 PM

    VETO BETO.

  • Michael James Ferris

    03/14/2019 04:50 PM

    Since the democrats became the majority in the House in 2018, they have abandoned all pretense of merely resisting our President.
    I believe that they have declared all out war on the United States of America, our President, its citizens, its Constitution, the lives of our innocent unborn, and all that made our Country great.
    It takes the individual and collective effort, and dedication of individuals to build, maintain and repair.
    All it takes to destroy is fanatical hatred..no effort or intelligence.
    Toward the end of WW II, the Nazis initiated a scorched earth program to destroy anything and everything they abandoned in order to deprive the victors of the "spoils".
    The democrats are following the same program.
    The only way they can continue their "Scorched Earth Policy" is to have control of political power at the local, state, and national levels.
    That power is attained and retained through domination of elections by whatever means possible. That domination is achieved primarily by allowing illegal individuals to vote, and participate in our elections. Lie, cheat, steal, deny the truth. Win at any cost.
    Open borders guarantee success.
    I believe that the democrats have, in fact, declared war on the United States of America.
    MJF

  • Arlene Hurley

    03/14/2019 04:34 PM

    I’m going to try to leave a comment but it keeps getting censored. Thank you for all that you do. Everyone except those with a life threatening event should go full term. If they don’t want the baby give it up for adoption so people that can’t have children will be able to adopt them. So many people’s lives will become complete. Having a child is such a beautiful experience. I had five.

  • Joan Chambers

    03/14/2019 04:34 PM

    If the doctor and the mother kill the baby after it is born - the mother and doctor should go to jail for murder.
    Where is the mother????? Why bring a baby into this world if you want to kill 'the baby'.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    03/14/2019 04:33 PM

    The day the Senate voted on saving a baby's life, I received a bunch of emails asking for donations and support for Republicans in the Senate. They each got a nasty response from me especially McConnell. He is in charge and could not pull the votes together to protect life of a Republican controlled Senate?
    Not acceptable!!!!!!!!

  • Art Schefler

    03/14/2019 04:16 PM

    The sad thing is that those who vote for abortions are alive.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/14/2019 04:13 PM

    CA Gov pardons Death Row Inmates
    NO more executions
    State is now Home to felons & criminals A-Z.
    Now see more leave CA for sure.