Connect with us

Politics

Tulsi Goes Surfing in New Hampshire as Fundraising Fizzles to Anemic Amount

She may be able to hang ten, but will Tulsi be hanging around after the Iowa Caucuses next month?

Published

on

It’s crunch time, and Tulsi Gabbard knows it.

The Hawaii Congresswoman and 2020 Democratic candidate for President has been fighting an uphill battle among those within her own party, and against a DNC who certainly doesn’t seem too interested in her brand of moderate liberalism.  She’s even been called a “Russian asset” by Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to someone who she also claimed was under the Kremlin’s control.

Now, with 4 weeks and some change left before the Iowa caucuses cleave the 2020 field even further, Tulsi is pulling out all of the stops, and attempting to grab some late-game attention.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) kicked off the new year catching winter waves on Hampton Beach in New Hampshire on Wednesday — an act that coincides with her campaign surpassing its December fundraising goal, bringing in over $1 million in the final month of the year.

The presidential hopeful told reporters, “There is absolutely no better way to start the day and to start the year.”

Trending: McConnell Creates Impeachment ‘Kill Switch’ If It Becomes "Circus Run By Adam Schiff"

“If we could go surfing every day, and bring everybody out, that’d be awesome,”…

Video of the incident looked positively frigid.

It does appear that Tulsi is far more board savvy than former 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke, who repeatedly hopped on a skateboard during his unsuccessful campaign for Ted Cruz’s Texas Senate seat.

Unfortunately, Tulsi’s ability to hang ten hasn’t translated into fundraising success.

Gabbard’s campaign reportedly brought in $3.4 million in the fourth quarter, making it her biggest fundraising quarter yet. She counted in $3 million in the third quarter…

While this may seem like a success for Tulsi’s campaign, it pales in comparison to Bernie Sanders’ gargantuan haul announced just earlier today.

Don't forget to Like The Washington Sentinel on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at The Republican Legion.

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Washington Sentinel email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Advertisement

Politics

Jeff Flake Tries Childish Reverse Psychology on Congressional Trump Loyalists

This didn’t work in fifth grade, and it’s not going to work now.

Published

on

Political discourse in America certainly isn’t what it used to be.  Gone are the stately soliloquies, discarded not long after social media’s meteoric impact on our American psyche.

We trade in quips and soundbites now more than ever.  Even what we know of the past has been distilled into a few choice words; “I am not a crook”, and “”It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”.

So now, as yet another impeachment breathes down our national neck, we are seeing a reduced effort by our elected officials in explaining, arguing, or otherwise demonstrating their stance on a subject.  It’s more a race to the end than it is a conversation, and it has taken us back to the fifth grade…at least in terms of tact and tactics.

Now one former Senator is attempting to use reverse psychology on the current Republican legislature.

During Monday’s broadcast of CBS’s “This Morning,” former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) sounded off on his outspokenness against President Donald Trump ahead of the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

Flake, who was never shy about his distrust of Trump, said it is “difficult” for Republican lawmakers to speak out against Trump because they do not want to lose their jobs.

“It’s difficult because they want to keep their jobs, and the president is extremely popular among Republican primary voters,” Flake explained. “That is a subset of a subset of a subset. They are are those who decide who represent the party and the general election.”

Flake is essentially calling the GOP chicken, saying they are too afraid of the voters to do what Flake himself believes is the right thing.  The only way to prove him wrong would be to abandon this loyal-to-Trump position, revealing just how childish Flake’s statement truly is.

 

Continue Reading

Politics

Trump’s High-Powered Legal Team Puts Kibosh on Senate Trial Witnesses in Scathing Statement

Mitch McConnell may get his swift impeachment trial yet.

Published

on

The Senate will begin deliberating on President Trump’s impeachment on Tuesday this week, with one of the most pressing questions about the process lingering unanswered.

We still don’t know whether or not witnesses will be heard in the trial, let alone who could possibly find their derrieres on that stand.

The left would love to subpoena or otherwise convince White House insiders such as Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton to sit for depositions, but the Senate is controlled by the GOP, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thus far rebuked his Democratic colleagues at every turn.

But, should the Democrats succeed, there is little doubt that the door would then be open for Republicans to call Joe and/or Hunter Biden to the stand in order to further pontificate on their business dealings in Ukraine – something that wouldn’t play too well with an already skeptical 2020 electorate.

The likelihood of such an expansive trial devolving into a circus is high, and that’s why the Trump legal team is pushing to put a kibosh on the idea of witnesses altogether.

Former federal prosecutor Robert Ray, a member of President Trump’s impeachment defense team, said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that witnesses would not be “appropriate” at the Senate trial.

“I expect that the House managers will go forward probably for the better part of two days and then the president’s defense team will have the case for an equal amount of time to present their case, essentially by way of opening,” Ray said, laying out what he anticipates will take place during the Senate impeachment trial, which is expected to begin in earnest on Tuesday. “And then I imagine, you know, what the country is interested in finding out thereafter will be whether or not there will be witnesses in this case.

“The president’s job is to be president. That’s why he is doing what he’s doing,” Ray continued. “Our job as part of the president’s defense team is to show why and how the House managers do not have a case, and also I think in part that will reveal why we don’t think that witnesses are appropriate and that the Senate can proceed to the task ultimately in the country’s best interest and the president’s interest, that a judgment of acquittal is appropriate here.”

Mitch McConnell has already promised the President a swift and exonerating process in the Senate, and this assertion by Trump’s legal team should be enough to walk the President back from his previous inclination toward a “show trial”.

Continue Reading

Politics

Urgent, America: Please Help Get This Message Out!

Published

on

Continue Reading

Politics

House Impeachment Inquiry Not Over, Despite Transmission of Articles to Senate

Nancy Pelosi should introduce a personal infrastructure bill so that she can build a bridge and get over it.

Published

on

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a hard time letting go, it seems.

Not only did Pelosi refuse to transmit her articles of impeachment to the Senate promptly after their passing the House, but now it appears as though she hasn’t yet let go of the inquiry that spawned those articles.

In a press release issued on the day before Pelosi transmitted the articles to the Senate on Wednesday, House leaders pursuing the impeachment inquiry against Trump conceded that they continued to investigate the president after the lawmakers voted to impeach him and charge him with the two articles.

The chairmen of the House Committees on Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence declared in a joint statement:

“Since the House voted to impeach President Trump, we have continued our investigation so the House Managers can present to the Senate the most complete factual record possible before the trial on the Articles of Impeachment.  Despite the President’s unprecedented and sweeping obstruction of our impeachment inquiry, we have continued to collect additional evidence relevant to the President’s scheme to abuse his power by pressing Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election for the President’s benefit.”

And…

On the eve of Pelosi transmitting the articles to the Senate, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) indicated that Democrats might continue with their inquiry after the Senate receives the articles.

In a letter dated January 14, Schiff wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) that he was transmitting new evidence related to the impeachment.

“Despite unprecedented obstruction by the president, the [House Intelligence] Committee continues to receive and review potentially relevant evidence and will make supplemental transmittals,” Schiff declared.

It unfortunately appears as though we will need to get used to the idea of perpetual impeachment…at least for the next 5 years.

Continue Reading

Politics

New Details of Soleimani Strike Emerge from Trump 2020 Fundraiser Dinner

Donation-dinner guests got the ‘inside scoop’ for desert.

Published

on

When it comes to political fundraising, no one seems able to hold a candle to incumbent President Donald Trump.

In the run-up to the 2020 election, Trump and the RNC have become juggernauts of the political donation game, outpacing their Democratic rivals by orders of magnitude.  A part of the reason for this disparity has to do with the perception that Democratic voters hold regarding wealth.

You see, on the left, donations from wealthy corporations and their CEO’s are considered “dirty” money, and only a candidate who passes this “purity test” will truly win over the radical corners of the left’s voting bloc.

Over on the GOP side of things, Donald Trump is holding $10 million dinners, cavorting with attendees, and retelling the intimate details of the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

President Trump performed a dramatic retelling of the US drone strike on Qassem Soleimani for top GOP donors at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser Friday night.

In audio from the $10 million event, Trump explained that Soleimani was “saying bad things” about the United States in the run-up to his targeted killing.

“How much of this s–t do we have to listen to?” Trump asked, CNN reported Saturday.

Trump called the Iranian general, who was the head of its elite Quds Force, a “noted terrorist” who “was supposed to be in his country” – not in Iraq, where he was slain.

The president gave his guests a version of the minute-by-minute narration he heard from military officials in real-time during the Jan. 3 operation.

At the time of his death, Soleimani was considered by many to be one of Iran’s top terror masterminds, already responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, and possibly planning to take many more in the very near future.

Continue Reading

Politics

Dershowitz, Now on Trump Legal Team, Says ‘Abuse of Power’ Not Impeachable

Things could get very interesting on Tuesday…

Published

on

We have endured speculation regarding a number of possible defenses to be employed by President Trump in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

The Commander in Chief himself has offered up a few variations on what he expects to see, sometimes intimating that the trial will be swift and streamlined, and other times seemingly pushing for a “show trial” of sorts, complete with exonerating witnesses and a clear verdict.

There was even talk of attempting to dismiss the motion to impeach the President outright, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to pump the brakes on that plan after it was discovered that he didn’t quite have the votes.

One of the President’s high-powered attorneys is now offering up a fairly novel suggestion as well:  That “abuse of power” is not an impeachable defense.

Speaking during an interview on MSNBC, newly hired counsel Alan Dershowitz explained it thusly:

Dershowitz began by stating that the obstruction of Congress impeachment article “is completely made up. The president invoked his executive authority, separation of powers, checks and balances. That’s an extremely dangerous article of impeachment.”

He then turned to abuse of power, arguing, “virtually half of American presidents, from Adams, to Jefferson, to Lincoln, to Roosevelt, have been accused of abuse of power, and the framers explicitly rejected those kinds of broad, open-ended criteria. They were fearful that it would empower Congress to turn the presidency into the prime ministership of England, where the prime minister can be — have his tenure ended by a simple vote of no confidence. That’s not what the framers wanted. They wanted specific criteria for impeachment, and none of those criteria, in my view, have been met. And I will lay out that argument.”

The Senate’s impeachment trial is set to begin on Tuesday.

Continue Reading

Politics

The Lev Parnas Plot Thickens as Devin Nunes Suddenly Involved Via Text

The plot thickens again.

Published

on

By the time that We The People finally get to the bottom of whatever this UkraineGate mess really, truly is, there will be a thousand more strands to follow.  Hundreds more rabbits to chase down their holes.

The sheer convolution of the public perception, due to this gluttonous informational gorging we’ve been doing as a nation, has woven a web the likes of which we may never see again.  To truly understand what is currently happing in our nation’s capital could be decades away…if not longer.

John F. Kennedy was assented over 50 years ago, and one would be hard pressed to find someone who is satisfied with the answers they’ve been provided on the subject.  We’ll be at this UkraineGate thing for a while still.

Now, as if things couldn’t get any wilder, a Republican prominent throughout the House of Representative’s impeachment probe is being implicated in the entire mess.

House impeachment investigators sought Friday to pull Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, deeper into the Ukraine scandal at the center of President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial.

A set of text messages released Friday evening by the Intelligence Committee show a top Nunes aide, Derek Harvey, in frequent contact with Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani who has become a key figure in the Ukraine controversy that resulted in Trump’s impeachment last month. In one exchange, Harvey appears to pass along Nunes’ contact information two days before the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report indicated that a phone connected to Nunes made contact with a phone connected to Parnas.

The text messages, provided to investigators by Parnas, show Harvey in contact with Parnas throughout the spring of 2019 — the same time Parnas was working with Giuliani and other Trump allies to remove the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch had been viewed as an obstacle to Giuliani’s effort to convince Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden. Previously released information suggested Harvey and Parnas began communicating at least as early as January 2019.

Nunes was infamous during the House’s impeachment inquiry for verbally eviscerating his liberal colleagues whenever an opportunity arose.

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Become an insider


Best of the Month

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

Send this to a friend