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The Myth of the Mainstream Moderate.

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Now that Mitt Romney is the obvious Republican candidate for president, the only thing left to decide is who will be his vice-president pick. Speculation has been legion, with anyone and everyone giving their two cents about which contender for VP has the most potential. Conservatives and Tea Party types are vying for someone to their liking, while the jabbering political pundit machine is angling for more of a moderate.
Most recently, Chris Christie and Paul Ryan have urged Romney to not play the usual political game and go bold with a right-leaning choice, rather than the seemingly safe choice of a Tim Pawlenty or a Rob Portman. Have we really not learned anything over the last 4 years? Why is catering to the media-fabricated “moderate voter” even an issue? Even a firebrand conservative like Sarah Palin couldn’t jumpstart John McCain’s flat-lined moderate of moderates campaign in 2008. Moderates don’t excite anyone or win elections. Christie and Ryan are right: Romney couldn’t make a worse choice than to pair himself with Pawlenty or Portman. Why is the Republican Party so dense in this area? Why is it so hard to learn from past strategic errors?
One of the main problems with the Republican Party and its lackluster candidates the last several election cycles is its unwillingness to campaign on principles, relying instead on its subjective ability to chart “public opinion.” Instead of giving Americans what they need, Republicans have been trying to give them what they think they want. Unfortunately for the Republicans, the only party that can get away with doing this have already been doing it for decades. Trying to beat the Democrats at their own game is a losing prospect.
Republicans can only differentiate themselves from the Democrats by actually being different—by actually standing and campaigning on principle, not compromise. Crazy, I know. If Romney rolls over on his VP choice, the end of the political posturing will never end. If Romney wants to invigorate the GOP voter base, he needs to return to the Mitt Romney of the 2008 Republican National Convention—the Romney that actually sounded like a conservative. Rather than simply being the less socialistic choice, Romney needs to show himself as a real alternative to big government and Obamanomics. Whether he can actually do this is a whole other story.
Many of us are less than enthused with Romney as the GOP nominee. So be it. But like it or not, he’s the guy. Chris Christie and Paul Ryan have made their marks by being straight-shooters and not political pushovers. While they certainly have their enemies, they also have their supporters. Playing political games doesn’t do anything for anyone, except the politicians themselves. Games are for children, this country needs an adult. It’s time for the Republicans to grow up and be the adults this country so desperately needs and to make the hard decisions that need to be made. They’ve tried the moderate route already, perhaps they should try having guts for a change. That would really throw American voters for a loop.

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Biden Unity Task Force Recommendations Copy And Paste From Comrade Bernie

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Former VP Joe Biden’s campaign released its much-anticipated results from the Biden-Bernie Sanders Unity Task Forces.

The 110-page document lays out policy recommendations for the former vice president and includes language for the Democratic platform ahead of the Democratic Convention next month.

Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported earlier, the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force issued its recommended guidance for the DNC to follow this election cycle, and that included eliminating anything that would allegedly pull needed resources from public schools, including private charter schools and school vouchers. No surprise there, really.

GOP rapid response director Steve Guest got his hands on Joe Biden’s Unity Task Force recommendations and found that Biden pulls a lot — word-for-word — from Bernie Sanders’ socialist platform.

We don’t even care if Sleepy Joe wants to copy somebody else’s homework — it’s whose homework we’re worried about. More

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Conservative Gives Perfect Description Of Modern Progressives’ Origin Story

Hilarious!

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If Animal Farm and 1984 went and got drunk and got busy and then ta-da—their baby is modern progressivism. These were not supposed to be instruction manuals, these were supposed to be warnings.

Twitter goes wild:

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Singer Issues Vulgar Statement After His Song Was Played During Phoenix Trump Rally

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Singer Issues Vulgar Statement After His Song Was Played During Phoenix Trump Rally

The frontman for Panic! At The Disco, slammed the Trump campaign after Trump walked out to one of the band’s songs before his event in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Dear Trump Campaign, F— you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song. No thanks, Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company,” he tweeted.

In a second tweet, Urie addressed “Everyone Else,” urging them to “vote this monster out” and added a link to help people get registered to vote.

“Dear Everyone Else, Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.”

“Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November. ” Since the left stands for violence, assault, arson, murder, killing babies, beating up old people, stealing, destroying people’s homes, destroying businesses yeah, they’re correct. President Donald Trump stands for none of that.

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As the presidential election nears, celebrities across the nation have been voicing their disapproval for President Trump more than normal.

Last week, rock-and-roll legend Bruce Springsteen criticized Trump on his SiriusXM show, and most recently, pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie voiced his opinions on the president.

Following Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday evening, Urie discovered that the band’s hit song “High Hopes” was played during the event.

Urie published a strongly-worded tweet aimed at Trump and his campaign that same night. More

Funny how these musicians sell-outs get mad when people buy the rights to use their music. Did Brendon Urie consider that this is the first time many Americans have ever heard of him?

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Team Trump: Joe Biden’s staff leaked who the campaign is vetting for cabinet positions!

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Michael Flynn Victory: Federal Appeals Court Rules District Judge Must Drop Charges

A huge win for Michael Flynn!

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A federal appeals court today ordered a lower court to allow the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be dismissed, as requested by the Justice Department.

The abrupt ending came in a 2-1 ruling and order from judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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A three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, ordered the federal judge overseeing the case against Michael Flynn to dismiss the prosecution on Wednesday, marking another big twist for the most high-profile former Donald Trump official to face criminal charges from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court also overturned US District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision to bring in a retired federal judge and veteran prosecutor to argue against the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss Flynn’s case. Sullivan had scheduled a July 16 hearing to weigh whether or not to toss out the case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser.

The appeals court ruled that Sullivan does not have the authority to prolong Flynn’s prosecution or examine the Justice Department’s motivation for wanting to drop the case.

“This is not the unusual case where a more searching inquiry is justified,” Judge Neomi Rao, a Trump-appointed judge, wrote in the majority opinion. Rao was joined by Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush.

The appeals court’s decision is a major victory for the former national security adviser, whose legal team has argued for months that the government  unfairly targeted him for political reasons. More

The DC Court of Appeals in NOT a bastion of conservatism. They did the right thing. Good for them. That is what Judge Emmet Sullivan gets for being an activist judge instead of an impartial one. Now it’s time to start the process to remove Judge Sullivan for abuse of power and political bias.

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Laura Loomer Drops Truth Bomb On Democrat’s Plans To Defund Our Police

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Laura Loomer Drops Truth Bomb On Democrat’s Plans To Defund Our Police

Laura Loomer is about to release her first campaign ad telling the truth about the Democrat’s plans to defund our police.

Her goal is to get this video in front of all 136,000 Republicans and 158,000 independents within the next few days – THREE TIMES. To do that, she needs to raise $21,975 in the next 48 hours.

Please donate to help Laura win this!

Florida Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer is surging ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s puppet Lois Frankel. Why? Because Americans want Law & Order while Democrats want total chaos!

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Capital Hill Autonomous Zone Beefs Up Border Wall, Deports Conservative Visitors

This all sounds a little…fascist…doesn’t it?

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Something strange is occurring in Seattle, and it is quickly becoming the talk of the nation.

In the Capital Hill district of the Washington State capital, police were forced to abandon the 13th Precinct some days ago, during hearty demonstrations spawned from the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.  In their absence, protesters took control of approximately six city blocks, renaming the area the “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone”, and warning visitors that they would be “leaving the USA” as they stepped into Free Cap Hill.

And while this quasi-secession appears to be led by the far left, they are seemingly resorting to some fairly “fascist” tactics…at least by their own standards.

Seattle, Washington’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) — formed by anarchists, Antifa members, and Black Lives Matter activists — has set up a border wall surrounding its perimeters and is seemingly conducting ‘deportations’.

CHAZ, a six-square block autonomous zone, has clear and precise borders made up of mostly vehicle barriers and various forms of fencing.

Photos from CHAZ show the border controls:

A sign is seen on a barrier at an entrance to the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” on June 10, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Barriers are seen on a street leading to the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct on June 9, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

A protester uses a scope on top of a barricade to look for police approaching the newly created Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington on June 11, 2020. (JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

Furthermore, there appears to be an issue with free speech within the CHAZ.

On Thursday, reporter Julio Rosas captured a moment where CHAZ occupants kicked out a man who said he was a pro-life activist and had been live-streaming from inside the autonomous zone.

The man was taunted by a mob as he was kicked out. The process was far less technical and impartial than the deportation process of the United States federal government.

Protesters in other US cities have also begun to consider creating their own “autonomous zones”, including in Nashville, Tennessee.

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