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Tucker demands halt to ‘demented’ policy letting foreign workers take US jobs amid unemployment crisis

As the coronavirus contagion ravages the U.S. economy and social distancing requirements force the closure of businesses and put millions out of work, the federal government is actively inviting foreign labor into the country to seek jobs, Tucker Carlson said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” According to Carlson, the Department of Homeland Security released 20,000 H-2B visas Wednesday for seasonal workers to take landscaping, food processing and tourism jobs — while another 15,000 “bonus visas” are scheduled to be released in May. “By law, the United States only has to offer 66,000 H-2B visas per year,” the host said. “But [acting] Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has used his discretionary powers to add 35,000 extra visas. “So that’s a total of 100,000 workers coming to this country to take jobs during the single biggest unemployment crisis in a century,” Carlson said. “It’s demented.” Carlson noted that the St. Louis Fed recently estimated the unemployment rate could reach 32 percent and put more people out of work than in the worst year of the Great Depression. “At some point coronavirus will be gone, but we could live with the crushing unemployment numbers for far longer and that’s a disaster for people, individuals and families — but it’s also a threat to the stability of our country,” Carlson said. “Nothing makes a nation more volatile than the huge numbers of people who don’t have jobs,” he said, adding that without intervention, America could become a “has-been superpower beholden on China.” Carlson urged Trump to take immediate executive action to stop the release of the visas. “If President Obama was able to ignore existing immigration law to create DACA, and he did, it’s possible for our president to cut legal immigration to protect the nation,” he continued, citing Section 1182(f) of Title VIII in the United States Code: “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens in the United States would be detrimental to the interest in the United States he may make a proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary to suspend the entry of all aliens or class of aliens as immigrants were nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem appropriate.” Carlson added that the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the validity of that section of law when it upheld Trump’s “travel ban.”

Tucker is exactly right here, and we call on the Trump Administration to restrict, not increase, such H-2B visas at this time.  We lost over 700,000 jobs in March, and American citizens need jobs more than ever.  It’s time to cut off ALL immigration, legal AND illegal, until we get our country back on its feet again.

Tucker Carlson: Democrats are defeated and humiliated

It’s been an awfully long week. But thank God, we’re ending it with two pieces of good news. The first is that Great Britain is an independent country again, as it has been for most of the last thousand years. Brexit has gone through. Cheers to our friends in the United Kingdom. Secondly, in this country, the impeachment farce is almost over. That’s our good news. The president will be acquitted. Now, we knew that from the first day, of course – which is one of the reasons this whole overhyped charade was always such an insulting waste of time. But now it’s official. Even Trump-hating Republicans in the Senate are thoroughly sick of this. They want it over. Yet, once started, nothing in Washington ends easily. The process continues on like a ghost ship. It’s the same sickness at work as on Black Friday. Mobs of desperate people are grasping at trinkets to fill a void within. It’s sad to watch. Jerry Springer wasn’t in the Senate this week, but Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was. Check out what happened when Chief Justice John Roberts asked prosecutors to answer a final question. Nadler and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., raced to the podium, all but elbowing each other out of the way to get one last blessed moment on C-SPAN. “I want to be on TV!” “No, I do!” These people are buffoons. That moment was really the whole impeachment from start to finish. Narcissistic, degrading, pointless. A nation as great as this one deserves more, but that would require impressive leaders. Maybe next week we’ll look back on this whole chapter in shame. But for a few more days at least, the hysteria will continue. In fact, it will likely increase, believe it or not. The media class seemingly just figured out that Trump will not be removed from office before the Super Bowl. You’ve always known that. Obviously they had no idea. They’re literally stunned over on MSNBC. A person called Mara Gay declared that if the results of the last election aren’t nullified immediately, democracy will be dead forever. Think about that for a minute. She clearly hasn’t. It’s kind of hilarious, actually. In fact, she’s a member of The New York Times editorial board. Not that that makes her a journalist, but she’s still the best they can muster. Ponder that over the weekend. The politics editor of The Root, meanwhile, told viewers that now that Donald Trump is staying in office and, nothing can stop him from becoming an authoritarian dictator. He said Trump is literally going to cancel the election in California, our biggest state. OK, Jason Johnson, let us know when he tries. People like Johnson are saying things like this because they are so shocked their brains no longer work. They really thought Trump was going to be fired at the end of impeachment. They thought a five-minute phone call about Hunter Biden’s corruption would be enough to undo an election that 136 million people voted in. The press and the Democratic Party let their fantasies to over strip reality, but they’re about to be shocked back to consciousness very soon. The Iowa caucuses are just three days from now. Bernie Sanders is likely to win there. His only real rival is a man who should be having dinner at 4:30 at Golden Corral. Party leaders don’t really want either one of them, Sanders or Joe Biden. Their plan? The plan in Washington is to force voters to back Michael Bloomberg, a Napoleonic billionaire known for screaming at people who drink the wrong soda. None of it seems very appealing. The Democratic Party is in trouble. It’s about to collide with itself. By the way, that didn’t need to happen if Democrats had just spent the last three years coming up with, I don’t know, a credible plan to lower housing prices or raise middle-class wages or fix the student loan crisis they might be winning the election, but they didn’t do that. Instead, they tried the easy way out. They wasted their energy on wild conspiracies about Russia and Ukraine. And while they were doing that, their unhappiest but most energetic activists forced their candidates to take lunatic positions on abortion, guns, race, gender, climate, you name it, positions that are way out of the mainstream, even among Democrats. It adds up to a disaster, and they know it’s a disaster. That’s why they’re so upset. The good news is that, as awful and stupid as impeachment was, it hurt the people responsible for it most of all.

Let’s hope..  Thanks Tucker!  That was excellent!!!   🙂

Tucker Carlson: The left demands conformity, will use threats to keep people in line until the next election

“Gun control saves lives.” That’s what they’re telling you day and night on CNN. In fact, they’re having a town hall meeting on Wednesday to tell you some more. Anyone who opposes gun control, they’ll tell you by implication of – not directly – is a bad person, a callous, cruel, probably violent, person. Somebody who doesn’t care about the safety of others. Well, on Monday night, a group of progressive activists took that very message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home. “Stab him in the heart. Break his neck.” That was one of the messages for Mitch McConnell. They’re totally opposed to violence, and that’s why they want to kill Mitch McConnell. If you’re confused, you haven’t been paying much attention lately. Almost everything the left says these days is projection. In almost every single case, they accuse you of exactly what they’re doing, and this week was no different. In the wake of two horrifying mass shootings, they’ve been telling us President Trump is a hater. “He is using race to divide us!” they scream. “It’s wrong.” Well, they are right about the second part. It’s definitely wrong. They are using race to divide us. That’s a core tenet of the left. Identity politics is the process of dividing people on the basis of immutable characteristics, factors they can’t control. And that’s what the Democratic Party is at this point. It’s an identity politics party. They promise some Americans reparations. They denounce others for their skin color. They call it “privilege.” The entire country, they’ll tell you, is fundamentally racist and therefore, evil. Beto O’Rourke, 2020 presidential candidate: “This country was founded on white supremacy, and every single institution and structure that we have in our country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation in Jim Crow, and suppression, even in our democracy.” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., 2020 presidential candidate: “We can’t be blind to the impact of generations of racism and white supremacy that were written into our laws over centuries.” So they’re buffoons. Yes, they are. They’re dumb. Of course. Do they have no idea what they’re really saying? Probably not. But that doesn’t make the cumulative effect any less sinister or damaging. What you’re watching every day is a systematic effort by the left to undermine the institutions that hold this country together. Chief among those institutions in this and all societies throughout time, is law enforcement, our justice system. Over the past 25 years, that’s been a success story. America’s cops have radically reduced crime across this nation. They brought our cities back to life. If you don’t know that, you’re obviously under 40. Ask anybody who lived in New York City in 1991 what it was like. If that person is honest, you’ll be grateful for what the cops did. But now, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, the left is telling us police are racist monsters. Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., 2020 presidential candidate: “I have challenged our Police Department to recognize all of the ways in which the uniform has been burdened by racism.” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 2020 presidential candidate: “We’re going to crack down on police brutality and primarily at people of color.” Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., 2020 presidential candidate: “Training for police officers on implicit racial bias and procedural justice, because to deny it exists is to deny folks liberty and in many cases, life.” O’Rourke: “How do we continue to lose the lives of unarmed black men in the United States of America at the hands of white police officers? That is not justice.” Julian Castro, 2020 presidential candidate: “If you are young and black, you’re treated differently because of the color of your skin. I don’t believe that it’s just a case of a few bad apples. I believe that the system is broken.” Imagine if you were a cop, or your dad was a cop or your son was, having to sit and watch that slander day after day, again, on the basis of no evidence. It’s disgusting. Dividing us? Oh, yes, they’re dividing us. Or how about our thousands of ICE agents working to enforce laws that the Congress passed? The Congress passes the laws and then hires people. It doesn’t pay them all that much to enforce their laws. Now Democrats are calling those people Nazis. Good people doing a thankless job that we need to have done only to have some pampered moron like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez savage them for political reasons. None of this is new by the way. Three years ago, you’ll remember Hillary Clinton ran an entire presidential campaign on this premise, attacking the country itself and its people as immoral bigots. Hillary Clinton: “You could put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, — you name it.” That’s a message of unity? No. It’s a message of disunity. It’s a message of hate, actually. Think through the implications of it. “Racist, sexist, xenophobic.” What do you do to people like that? Do you try and help them? Do you feel like they’re your countrymen? Your brothers? No. They’re horrible. You try to destroy them — and they are trying to destroy them. On Monday, Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro — we’re not making this up, by the way — tweeted out the names of 44 residents of San Antonio who’ve donated to the Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Illegal activity, but he tweeted them out. And then he tweeted out the names of their employers, too. Why do you think he did that? You know the answer. How would you feel if you were one of those people? Would you feel safe? No, you wouldn’t. That’s fine with Congressman Castro, though. His point is really clear. You know exactly why he did that. If someone gets hurt, that’s not his problem. You can see where this is going. It wasn’t that long ago that the Boston Globe ran an op-ed suggesting that restaurant workers poison the food of Trump supporters. And of course, Democrats like Cory Booker and Maxine Waters have been calling on people to harass and scream at people tied to the Trump administration. For years they’ve been saying that. So yes, these people are buffoons, and it’s our fault, sometimes. If we’re being honest, including this show for highlighting what buffoons they are, because by doing that, we underplay how dangerous their rhetoric is. Our democratic system only works when citizens are free to disagree, free to say to their neighbors, “We’re on separate pages. We vote for separate people,” and not be afraid to say that. But the left is making us afraid to say that. The left demands total conformity. They don’t believe in diversity in any sense. They’ll use censorship and threats to keep people in line. And in the short term that may work. They’re hoping it works until next November. But over time, it’s a big mistake. It’s exactly how things fall apart.

Indeed…  Powerful stuff.  Thanks to Tucker Carlson over at FoxNews for that outstanding op/ed.  Tucker is exactly right.  Excellent!!      🙂

Tucker Carlson: The modern Democratic Party is obsessed with race. But Americans care about things that matter

The Democratic Party is a diverse coalition, as they themselves will relentlessly tell you. But diversity doesn’t mean Democrats are united. Increasingly, it means a party defined by identity politics, and that means conflict. In the Democratic Party, skin color matters above all. Some colors are good. Some colors are bad. Your worth as a person depends on what you look like, as people on cable news will tell you. Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign said, “In my opinion, we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now. The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in leadership and throughout the staff, at the highest levels.” Harry Enten, CNN analyst said, “I will point out, though, another white male … I’m very suspect of that. This year, going into a Democratic primary, with women doing well in the African-American base of the Democratic Party, I’m not sure it’s the time to nominate a white man.” And David Gregory, CNN said, “Joe Biden understands that this modern Democratic Party is going to sit back and say, “Really? We want a 76-year-old white man?” This is propaganda. America is not a racist country. America elected Barack Obama — twice. Overwhelmingly. Americans believe our national identity is not defined by skin color, thank God. Americans believe that people deserve equal opportunity and equal treatment, regardless of what they look like. The old Democratic Party claimed to believe all that, too. No longer. In the new Democratic Party, race means everything. During last week’s Democratic debates, each candidate took a turn denouncing America as immoral and bigoted. Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind. He knows that police in his city are doing their best to keep citizens safe. But saying that won’t get him the Democratic nomination. So on Thursday, Buttigieg attacked his own police department and his own city, as racist. “This is an issue that is facing our community and so many communities around the country,” he said. “And until we move policing out from the shadow of systemic racism, whatever this particular incident teaches us, we will be left with the bigger problem of the fact that there is a wall of mistrust put up, one racist act at a time. Not just from what’s happened in the past, but from what’s happening around the country in the present.” And so it went. When they weren’t promising to give America’s wealth to the rest of the world, Democrats attacked each other as bigots. Sen. Kamala Harris clearly believes she can become president by calling other people racist. She began with Joe Biden: “I’m going to now direct this at Vice President Biden. I do not believe you are a racist, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And, you know, there was a little girl in California, who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.” Oh barf. So, Kamala Harris is saying if you oppose busing — an insane and destructive policy that most black people say they hate — you’re a racist. That’s Kamala Harris’ position. Over on MSNBC, the guiltiest anchor on television cringed with self-loathing. What a good person you are, he said to Harris. You have every right to hate people like me for the way we look. Chris Matthews, MSNBC host said, “This is really important to people of all backgrounds and ethnicities — I don’t like the word race. How did you come out of that and not have hatred toward white people generally?” How destructive. This is the modern Democratic Party: All race, all the time. Americans don’t want this. They’re not racially-obsessed unlike the buffoons running for office and most other cable news shows. They care about jobs, security and fairness. The press insists on pitting black against white, Kamala Harris versus Joe Biden. But real life is far more complicated than that. For example, Biden’s strongest constituency is black voters. Harris’ base, meanwhile, is young, educated white liberals. In fact, many black voters appear skeptical of Harris. One recently tweeted that Harris’ life story doesn’t bear much resemblance to that of most African Americans, since her parents were from India and Jamaica. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted that observation. For that, CNN denounced him as a terrifying racist. But wait. It turns out that no less an authority than “Don L’mon” (Don Lemon) of CNN said virtually the exact same thing just a few months ago. Click here to watch for yourself, and read the rest of this article.

Kudos to Tucker for having the courage to call out these self-righteous, hypocritical losers in the Democrat party, and their accomplices in the dominantly liberal mainstream media, for this pathological obsession with race.  Don’t know about you, but I’m SO over this whole racial nonsense.  Thanks Tucker!

Tucker Carlson says Trump ‘dominated’ Kim as ‘wheezing’ North Korean dictator struggled

Fox News host Tucker Carlson witnessed the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday, and shared his thoughts on “Fox & Friends.” Carlson said Kim was “wheezing” in an unhealthy manner and sounded like an “emphysema” patient, whose health was rapidly deteriorating. “Our president met with the North Korean leader, basically, with relatively few people watching. They kind of almost, like a movie scene, met after walking toward one another — actually to the border. They shook hands … then both of them came back and kind of stood there, about three feet away from us and talked,” he said. “Kim struck me as — he’s a hard character. there’s no question about that — maybe a little off his game,” Carlson continued. “I don’t think he’s surrounded by people he doesn’t control very often – wheezing like an emphysema patient, not a healthy guy. But, basically, he struck me as kind of self-contained. Trump was about as happy as I’ve ever seen him because it really is something that hasn’t been done before and probably would not have been done without him, and his very different style of governing and thinking.” Carlson, who said the DMZ felt like “the end of the earth,” continued to describe Kim’s apparent poor health and labored breathing. “It really felt like we were at the end of the earth, the middle of nowhere, with kind of not many people around, standing in the middle of the street. It was very odd. And, I mean, right next to Kim. I mean could have touched him, that close,” he said. “And, he was breathing like an emphysema patient. I’m not saying that to be insulting but he was breathing in a labored way like he was out of breath. And even allowing for the historic nature of it, which I’m sure played a role in his breathlessness, but my take as a non-physician was — this is a very unhealthy guy. Very unhealthy. I mean, maybe I’m wrong… but that was the first thing I thought. This guy is in very bad health.” Carlson also said he believed Trump has been genuine in his relationship with Kim and claimed the president “dominated” and “towered over” the rogue state leader. “I think it’s heartfelt … he’s not an admirer of the atrocities [Kim’s] committed obviously, but Trump thinks he’s a competent scrappy guy … and it can’t be easy to hold on to third generational power in a country like that where the ruling class is filled with 80-year-old generals … it takes a pretty hard man to keep a hold on power in a place like North Korea, so I think Trump respects his toughness,” he said. “My sense … just standing there for an hour watching — I think he was probably a little bit overwhelmed by Trump who towers over him and who is a very large man,” Carlson added. “He seemed to kind of dominate him and there was a kind of magnetism and real aggression to Trump, so it didn’t feel exactly like peers. It felt like maybe an older brother-younger brother kind of situation.” Carlson said it’s impossible to defend North Korea’s horrible track record on human rights and called it a “disgusting place,” but also offered the realist flip-side of the coin. “There’s no defending the North Korean regime, which is a monstrous regime. It’s the last really Stalinist regime in the world. It’s a disgusting place, obviously, and so there’s no defending it,” he said. “On the other hand, you’ve got to be honest about what it means to lead a country, it means killing people. Not on the scale that the North Koreans do, but a lot of countries commit atrocities including a number that we’re closely allied with.” “I’m not a relativist or anything, but it’s important to be honest about that,” Carlson added. “And, it’s not necessarily a choice between the evil people and the great people. It’s a choice most of the time between the bad people and the worse people. That’s just kind of the nature of life, and certainly the nature of power, and I do think that’s how the president sees it. He’s far less sentimental about this stuff and maybe, I think, more realistic about it.”

An interesting insight into Sunday’s historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un by Tucker.  Having spent more than two decades in the intelligence community, I can tell you they’re very grateful for this insight, and are digging into it.  Thanks Tucker!     🙂

Tucker Carlson: The real reason Obama intel officials don’t want you to know how they spied on Americans

On Tuesday, the Washington Post, our hometown newspaper here in the nation’s capital, published an op-ed by former FBI Director Jim Comey. In the piece, Comey explains that whatever surveillance the Obama Justice Department conducted on the 2016 Trump campaign was entirely justified and within bounds — nothing weird about it at all. Yes, American citizens were monitored electronically without their knowledge, but it wasn’t spying. Of course, it wasn’t “spying.” It was “investigating.” It was done for your own good. And if you don’t like it, you’re unpatriotic and possibly, mentally ill. That’s Comey’s position. What the op-ed did not contain was any evidence at all that what he said is true. Comey is a bitter partisan with a long history of shading the truth. But he suggests you’ve got to trust him anyway. It’s your duty to trust him. Okay, well, here’s another idea. We could see for ourselves exactly what happened in 2016. We could declassify all the relevant information and then make it public. That way, we wouldn’t have to take anyone’s word for what happened — Comey’s word, President Trump’s word, or anyone else’s word. The president has suggested doing just that. The left is outraged by the idea. “Trump has every reason to believe Barr will use his new powers to aid the President’s anti-deep state propaganda efforts,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes said to viewers. “Trump giving Barr unilateral authority over classification is just a huge deal in the world of Intelligence agencies. Barr will be able to override other agencies’ independent classification determinations. And the goal of all this here seems pretty clear. It’s basically to give Sean Hannity material for his television show. So the plan, as it appears now, is essentially a kind of purge of the ideologically suspect members of the intelligence apparatus.” It’s a purge, like Joseph Stalin! Unless we stop the release of this information, people will die! That’s what they’re telling you. Just another day of balanced news coverage on MSNBC. Keep in mind, as you watch and rewatch that clip, that Chris Hayes is not a flack for the CIA. He’s a member of the national press corps. But he isn’t arguing for openness — just the opposite. Hayes is using his position as a public advocate to argue against giving the public more information. These are not military secrets, by the way, or the names of U.S. agents working undercover overseas. The information in question is about how the FBI spied on Americans while investigating crimes that we now know did not occur. So what could possibly be the justification for keeping all of that secret? Really, the only justification would be to protect the intel agencies from embarrassment. That’s what they fear. And that’s exactly why the former director of the CIA, John Brennan, and so many others are anxious to preserve the veil of secrecy. “I think it’s critically important that the counterintelligence professionals continue to carry out their responsibilities and resist these unwarranted and very, very irresponsible efforts to try to undermine what they’re doing,” Brennan said on MSNBC. So John Brennan thinks it’s risky, unwarranted, “very irresponsible” to let American citizens know whether their law enforcement agencies abused their power. That kind of transparency is, again, irresponsible. What if we applied the same standards to John Brennan himself? You know that after leaving the White House, Brennan was allowed to keep his security clearance, and that clearance increased his value as an employee once he entered the private sector. It allowed him, among other things, access to classified information, which he could then selectively leak to his colleagues at MSNBC. So how does giving classified information to John Brennan help American national security? Well, it doesn’t. It helps only John Brennan. Keep in mind, this is a man who has accused his political enemies of treason, a death penalty offense. “This is nothing short of treasonous, because it is a betrayal of the nation,” he said of Trump last year. “He is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Treasonous is defined as a betrayal of trust, as well as aiding and abetting the enemy. And so that was the word that came to my mind.” That was for Trump’s “crime” of holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin last summer in Finland. He was talking with the Russian president. This is not stable behavior. John Brennan is exactly the sort of person who should not have a security clearance.

Agreed 100%!  Thanks to Tucker Carlson for that spot-on op/ed.  Having spent more than two decades in the intel community myself,  I wholeheartedly agree with Tucker’s assessment.  John Brennan is a self-righteous, partisan, agenda-driven hypocrite who has NO need to retain his clearance, and frankly is an embarrassment to the intel community.  For more of this article, click on the text above.

Tucker Carlson: Michael Cohen demolishes the Russia collusion conspiracy – Will anyone be fired for lies?

Michael Cohen spent a decade as Trump’s high-profile lobbyer, toady, defender and personal attorney. And then one day, he decided that he hated Donald Trump and became Donald Trump’s mortal enemy. A big change. How did that happen? Well, Cohen told Congress this week that he had a kind of a road to Damascus experience. He was personally and morally offended by what his boss said on two occasions. First, after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, that was the summer of 2017 and later, when he watched Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland about a year later. Those two scandals, both of them fraudulent, entirely manufactured by the left and its servants in the media, changed Michael Cohen’s mind forever. Democrats must have been gratified to hear that. Michael Cohen is a sensitive, progressive now. He is tormented by climate change and his own toxic masculinity. He is basically a one-man crusade against privilege. He is a new man. That’s his story. Well, now comes a Daily Mail piece that puts a different gloss on it. It turns out, just weeks before the FBI raided his offices last summer, Michael Cohen was shopping a book proposal. In the manuscript, which the Daily Mail has, Cohen professes love and admiration for Donald Trump. In the book proposal, Cohen defends the president against claims that he is “crazy, dumb, paranoid, in over his head or a liar” — all claims that Cohen made this week before Congress. Keep in mind that Cohen wrote the book proposal well after Charlottesville and Helsinki, those scandals that just changed him as a man. It turns out that Michael Cohen is not a very reliable narrator. But too late, he is the narrator the Democrats have chosen, and they are stuck with him. They brought him to Capitol Hill on Wednesday in the hope, the expectation, that he would prove the Russia conspiracy true. He didn’t. Instead, he demolished that conspiracy. Nobody on the left wants to admit that, but we have the tape. Let’s start with the claim that Cohen held secret meetings with Russian agents in Prague in an effort to steal the 2016 election. On its face, it sounds nuts, but they have been telling you that for years. Even John Brennan has said it. Whatever his faults, he was literally the head of the CIA, the most powerful intelligence agency in the world, and he claimed to believe that. Oswald went to Mexico City, Cohen went to Prague … it’s the perfect conspiracy. Except that Michael Cohen has never been to Prague. He testified to that on Wednesday. And by the way, he had no incentive to lie about it. “Have you ever been to Prague?” Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C. asked. “I have never been to Prague,” Cohen responded. “Never have?” “I’ve never been to [the] Czech Republic.” “Never been to Prague” … but I kind of like the music. How frustrating it must have been for Rep. Adam Schiff to hear that. “Never been to Prague.” This was the part where Michael Cohen was supposed to admit swapping micro-film with Vladimir Putin in the sauna at the Prague Marriott. Instead, he looked kind of mystified and admitted he had never even been to the country. Michael Cohen is from Long Island. He pretty much stays there. Okay, let’s try this again. How about the claim that Vladimir Putin’s agents have video of Donald Trump cavorting with hookers, and that’s how they’ve managed to blackmail Trump into saying nice things about Russia. We’ve been hearing about that since the day BuzzFeed first claimed it. If there is a hooker tape out there, I think it’s fair to assume that Michael Cohen would know about it. He is that kind of guy, a hooker tape kind of guy. Now would probably be the time he would tell us all about it, but no. “Are you aware of anything that the president has done at home or abroad that may have subjected him to or may subject him to extortion or blackmail?” asked Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md, at Wednesday’s hearing. “I am not. No,” Cohen said. “Okay, are you aware of any videotapes that may be the subject of extortion or blackmail?” I’ve heard about these tapes for a long time. I’ve had many people contact me over the years. I have no reason to believe that that tape exists. Oh damn, he did it again, straying from the script. Instead of confirming the Russia conspiracy that dominated and controlled American politics for more than two years, Michael Cohen just refuted it. What kind of witness is this guy anyway? This is getting very frustrating. Where do we get to the part where he blows the Russia case wide open and they lead Big Orange away in handcuffs and Hillary can be the president? Well, here is an idea, let’s just ask him directly. Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election? Michael Cohen would know. He was there. By the way, it’s almost a rhetorical question. Democrats have long been absolutely certain that it happened. “I think there is plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has said. “We saw cold, hard evidence of the Trump campaign, and indeed the Trump family, eagerly intending to collude, possibly, with Russia,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said. “Plenty of evidence.” “Cold, hard evidence.” Well, if anyone can provide that kind of evidence, it would be Michael Cohen. After all, he was Donald Trump’s — is that really his name? No, it’s Donnell Troponovich. He was Donnell Troponovich’s personal attorney during the years that Troponovich was accepting suitcases full of rubles in exchange for subverting American democracy. So what is the answer, Mr. Cohen? “Based on what you know, would Mr. Trump or did he lie about colluding and coordinating with the Russians at any point during the campaign?” asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. “So, as I stated in my testimony, I wouldn’t use the word ‘colluding,'” Cohen replied. “Was there something odd about the back and forth praise with President Putin? Yes. But I’m not really sure that I can answer that question in terms of collusion.” The balloon just deflated. Talk about a let-down. No meeting in Prague. No blackmail. No collusion. No Russia conspiracy at all. It was all a hoax. It was a much less interesting Loch Ness monster. You’ve got to be feeling a little silly right now if you ever believed any of this. But wait. We’ve got one last idea. There is still a way Michael Cohen could send Donald Trump to prison even without Russia. What if Cohen could confirm that Trump once told him to lie to Congress? That would be obstruction of justice, at the very least. It would certainly be a crime. BuzzFeed ran a story alleging that happened. Yes, BuzzFeed is a cat blog run by unhappy people in Brooklyn. But who knows? Maybe there is something there. Certainly, cable news was convinced they had the latest bombshell from the cat blog –our last hope to end this infernal presidency and return to the happy status quo of 2010. Our hopes are on you, Michael Cohen. Did it actually happen? The reveal, please? “You lied to those congressional committees, is that correct?” Greg Steube, R-Fla., asked Cohen at Wednesday’s hearing. “Previously?” Cohen asked. “Correct.” “Yes, sir.” “You stated that Trump never directed you to lie to Congress. Is that correct?” “That’s correct.” No. Four for four. Michael Cohen strikes out. Game, set, match. The Trump presidency continues. The other team looks despondent. You can hear weeping from the press box. But wait, before we head to the parking lot and drive home, one final piece of business: What about all of the lies you just heard, not from Cohen, but from the others? Blackmail. Collusion. Russia, Russia, Russia! Are any of the liars who told those lies going to be punished for lying? Is anybody going to lose a job? Or a reputation? Or a contributor contract? Maybe just what happened to Carter Page? That might be enough. Is there any penalty for being relentlessly and recklessly dishonest for two solid years? For intentionally misleading the public in the service of a political agenda and a political party? The Democratic Party? Is a single person even going to concede what just happened, much less apologize for it? Of course not. It’s Washington. They will all be promoted tomorrow. You watch.

Excellent!!  That was taken from Tucker Carlson’s monologue yesterday..     🙂

Major advertisers reject Tucker Carlson boycott

Several major firms are resisting calls from director Judd Apatow and other Twitter liberals to boycott Tucker Carlson’s TV show because he opposes illegal immigration. Pacific Life, Indeed.com, IHOP and several other companies did pull their ads from the Fox News Channel show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” but the resisters include such major firms as Farmer’s Insurance, Mitsubishi and John Deere. In a statement to the Daily Beast, Farmers Insurance said it “invests in advertising across a broad range of networks and programs that reflect the diversity of opinions and viewpoints found across the nation.” When Farmers advertisers on political shows, the company explained, it “should not be construed to be an endorsement of any kind as to a show’s content or the individuals appearing on the show.” The Japanese auto and ship giant concurred, telling the Beast that “our advertising media spend is determined based on demographics and psychographics, not politics.” A spokesman for German pharmaceutical giant Bayer told the Hollywood Reporter that major companies cannot reach audiences via boycotting political points of view. “Opinions or views expressed by the network’s news programs or their hosts are solely those of the network, and do not necessarily reflect those of Bayer. Given the wide diversity of media today and wide range of public opinion on any given issue, it would be an impossible task to find a major television or radio network whose entire programming schedule appeals to all audiences,” Bayer wrote. The fracas began last week, when Mr. Carlson denounced illegal immigration, saying it “makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided” and that liberals support it as “a form of atonement” for the sins of previous U.S. leaders. Over the weekend, Mr. Apatow took to Twitter to troll companies who advertise on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” demanding to know why they bought advertising time. But Fox News is standing by its host and attacking the social-justice warriors as enemies of free political debate. “It is a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech. We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions,” a Fox News Channel spokesperson said. According to The Associated Press, most of the companies that have pulled their ads are placing elsewhere on Fox News, meaning the network is under no broad pressure. But many are refusing the social-justice-warrior demands. A spokesperson for John Deere curtly told the Hollywood Reporter that “John Deere is an advertiser on the Fox Network. Our ads appear on various shows on the network.” And MyPillow, the biggest advertiser for Mr. Carlson’s show, said in a statement Tuesday that it has no plans to leave. “I make all of my advertising decisions based on what is best for MyPillow, my customers and my employees,” CEO Mike Lindell told the Associated Press in a statement Tuesday.

Kudos to these advertisers who didn’t cave to the mob mentality of the pc police and speech Nazis like Judd Apatow.

Tucker Carlson: Accepting election outcomes you don’t like is something only Republicans are required to do

It’s been more than a week since the last votes were cast in the 2018 midterms, that was last Tueday. but still several key races remain unresolved. In the state of Florida, a recount is ongoing, and we’ll have more on that in a moment. It’s a pretty weird story. But perhaps strangest of all is what’s happening in Georgia. The race for Georgia governor was tight for months, you probably followed it, but it finished in the end pretty much exactly where the polls predicted it would finish: The Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacy Abrams by about one and a half percentage points. In a big state, that is an awful lot of votes. For reasons she hasn’t really explained though, Stacey Abrams has refused to accept those results. Her allies are now claiming the election was stolen. Here’s what some of them are saying: OHIO SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D): If Stacy Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it. It’s clear. It’s clear. NEW JERSEY SEN. CORY BOOKER (D): Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people HILLARY CLINTON: I know Stacey well, she was one of my really strong surrogates in the campaign. If she’d had a fair election, she already would have won. Election fraud! That’s what they’re saying. — By the way, is there anyone more fraudulent than Cory Booker? Think about that. But back to election fraud. It’s a serious charge. And it’s telling that nobody making that charge has provided any evidence that it actually happened. No detail at all. Most remarkable of all though is that Hillary Clinton is one of the voices in this chorus. We keep track and we remember Hillary’s view just two years ago. Here’s what she thought of losing candidates who claim the election is rigged in October 2016: “That’s horrifying! You know, every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims, whatever it is, it’s rigged against him. … That is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. … He is denigrating, he’s talking down our democracy. And I, for one, am appalled.” She’s appalled. You got to accept the outcomes you don’t like. But it turns out that accepting outcomes you don’t like is something only Republicans are required to do. Richard Nixon had an entire presidential election stolen from him by JFK in 1960. Liberals applauded when Nixon chose not to contest that election. But Democrats do not apply the same standard to themselves. When Democrats lose, there is always a reason, a reason that has nothing to do with alienating voters or getting fewer votes. It’s Putin rigged the machines. The Macedonians hacked Facebook. Roger Stone sent unapproved tweets, or the perennial favorite, you’re racist, all of you who didn’t vote for us, you’re racist, you’re immoral bigots. And, of course, that’s what we’re hearing once again now. By the way, it’s a lie. America is not a racist country. It’s a kind and decent country. But the left hopes that by calling you enough names they’ll bully you into giving them more power. They always try that and sometimes it works. It might work this time. The question is what’s the cost to the country?

Exactly..  Well said, Tucker.  Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET).

Tucker Carlson: Independent counsels are a handy way to settle political scores

CBS News reported Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller may soon issue new indictments. It’s not clear who will be charged, but there are indications of it. Some suggest that political consultant Roger Stone may be on the list. Another possible target is a man called Jerome Corsi, a 72-year-old author and Harvard-trained political scientist, who is an associate of Stone’s. Of course, he has said he expects charges soon. What for? Well, apparently for perjury. Corsi says he was manipulated into making false statements to Mueller’s lawyers. And if that’s true, well, obviously, it’s not good. But let’s put this into some perspective. False statements are everywhere in Washington. That’s what the city specializes in. And not small statements about small things. Barack Obama told you your premiums would go down and you could keep your doctor. James Clapper told Congress that the NSA was not spying on you. Clapper said that under oath. It was an outright lie. He was never charged. So the obvious lesson is, as long as you’re powerful and your lie is big enough, you are never, ever charged in Washington. No one is. You can wreck an entire health system, you can take an entire country to war under false pretenses. You can kill American citizens with drone strikes. And you can lie about all of it. Nobody will ever think, for a moment, about prosecuting you. But give the finger to the establishment? Mock the people in power? That is dangerous and they’ll get you for that. — Jerome Corsi is learning that lesson the hard way, just as Mike Flynn learned it, just as George Papadopoulos learned it. All three – and others – have been bankrupted and destroyed by Robert Mueller for doing something that virtually everyone does in Washington every day with impunity – lying. So what was the point of all this? Why are we destroying all these people? What’s the justification for it? It was supposed to be about Russia! Remember? There were foreign spies afoot, there were dark forces sent by Vladimir Putin to destroy our democracy here in America. That’s what they told us again and again on cable news. That’s how we were sold on the Mueller investigation in the first place. Well, two years later we learn it was all fake. There’s no evidence that any of that was real. No plot has ever been uncovered. All we’ve really learned is that independent counsels are a handy way to settle political scores and that a lot of people on the left don’t really believe in the tenets of Western justice. One of the resident geniuses on MSNBC on Tuesday explained the new legal standard for guilt in this country. “When Mueller indicted those Russian military intelligence officers, there was a very big hint in the indictment that there was an American deeply involved,” said former U.S. Atttorney Chuck Rosenberg. “It talked about an American playing a role in that Russian interference scheme.” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace laughed and responded with this comment: “I remember the keystroke intelligence and remember thinking anyone emailing with Russians – you’re going to be in trouble!” Emailing with Russians. That’s all it takes now to destroy a life. It’s been enough to destroy Carter Page’s life. Remember Carter Page? Page graduated at the top of his class from the Naval Academy and served this country for five years as an intelligence officer. Then he made a fateful mistake. He backed the wrong presidential campaign. Page soon found himself accused of being a Russian spy. There was never any evidence that he actually was a Russian spy. Page was never charged with spying. He was never charged with anything. It didn’t matter. The ghouls on cable news kept up the drumbeat: Carter Page, Russia! Carter Page, Russia! Before long, Carter Page’s life was over, his reputation gone. Who would hire him now? Nobody. Ever. But the ghouls don’t care. They’re on to the next victim. So is Mueller. Maybe it’ll be Jerome Corsi this time, facing a criminal perjury count. Maybe someday it will be you. They’ll make up some official-sounding charge, but don’t fool yourself. What they’re really punishing is disobedience.

Well said, Tucker.  Nothing really you can add to that.  Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET).      🙂