11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing 12:10 pm || Departs White House 2:00 pm || Arrives Lima, Ohio 2:30 pm || Tours Lima Army Tank Plant 2:50 pm || Delivers remarks Lima Army Tank Plant 4:15 pm || Departs Lima, Ohio 5:00 pm || Arrives Canton, Ohio 6:00 pm || Holds a pair of fundraisers; Canton, Ohio 7:30 pm || Departs Canton 9:00 pm || Arrives White House
Glenn Beck talks about the peril of leftism with Sean Hannity:
“I said what was coming and the last few steps were that the radicals, the anarchists, the Islamists, the socialists would all gather together, they would not be working together, plotting together, but they would see the opportunity and they would all come together and work to destabilize Europe and America. And that is exactly what is happening.”
“If the Republicans don’t win in this next election, I think we are officially at the end of the country as we know it,” he concluded. “We may not survive even if we win, but we definitely don’t if the Republicans lose with Donald Trump.”
Many people don’t fully appreciate what’s going on here.
Bernie looks sort of benign, like a cranky Jewish grandpa from Brooklyn. But what he is, is a hard-core socialist. Ironic that the media believe democracy is imperiled by Donald Trump while they think an extremist from the left who honeymooned in the Soviet Union will respect democratic norms.
A left-wing journalist just added to the staff of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., once celebrated Hugo Chavez’s leadership in Venezuela, claiming that “his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains.”
The Sanders campaign announced Tuesday morning that David Sirota would be joining as a communications adviser and speechwriter, further solidifying Sanders as the socialist alternative in a growing field of 2020 candidates.
“When, by contrast, a country goes socialist and its economy does what Venezuela’s did, it is not perceived to be a laughing matter — and it is not so easy to write off or to ignore. It suddenly looks like a threat to the corporate capitalism, especially when said country has valuable oil resources that global powerhouses like the United States rely on,” Sirota wrote.
President Trump today yet again expressed the frustrations many conservatives have with John McCain.
“I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then they got to a vote and he said thumbs down,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
“So he campaigned, he told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace. Then, for some reason — I think I understand the reason — he ended up going thumbs up,” he said, apparently meaning to say “thumbs down.”
Noon || Meets with Brazilian President Bolsonaro 1:45 pm || Press conference with Bosonaro; Rose Garden 3:00 pm || Receives an update on initiative to stop opioid abuse 4:00 pm || Particiaptes in ceremonial swearing in of Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeas for the DC Circuit; East Room
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, got more bang for his buck after announcing his run for president than his 2020 Democratic rivals, raising more than $6 million online in the first 24 hours of his campaign.
O’Rourke, who served in the House from 2013 to 2019 and ran a closer-than-expected Senate race last year, announced Thursday he was joining a growing group of White House hopefuls.
The campaign said Monday it raised $6,136,736 entirely online and from all 50 states.
O’Rourke is even more annoying with his penchant for “inspiring” generalities and self-indulgence than Obama was. In fact, he is officially the most annoying person in the Democratic presidential field.
Here’s how it happens. They win the presidency the Senate and the House. It could happen. Then they eliminate the filibuster. I’m certain they’ll do this the minute they win the Senate anyway. And then they “expand” the Supreme Court through legislation.
After watching Mitch McConnell transform the judiciary over the past four years, liberals are demanding a bold response. And Democrats are listening.
Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand told POLITICO they would not rule out expanding the Supreme Court if elected president, showcasing a new level of interest in the Democratic field on an issue that has until recently remained on the fringes of debate.
The surprising openness from White House hopefuls along with other prominent Senate Democrats to making sweeping changes — from adding seats to the high court to imposing term limits on judges and more — comes as the party is eager to chip away at the GOP’s growing advantage in the courts.
The excuse they’re using is that McConnell didn’t confirm Barack Obama’s choice, Merrick Garland. Of course, that was indeed a raw political move that undermined good governance. But it’s something the Democrats would have done without a second thought, especially after Obama’s end-runs around Congress and Reid’s elimination of the filibuster for most presidential nominations.
“It’s not just about expansion, it’s about depoliticizing the Supreme Court,” said [Elizabeth] Warren (D-Mass.), who mentioned bringing appellate judges into Supreme Court cases as an option.
That’s Orwellian. Actually, court packing is solely about politicizing the Supreme Court.
It’s yet another leftist idea that seems crazy at first but gradually becomes normalized as people talk about it.
11:30 am || Receives the Economic Report of the President 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Pence 1:45 pm || Receives his intelligence briefing 5:45 pm || Attends a Greek Independence Day celebration; East room
Well, you knew this was coming. According to the Washington Examiner: Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday blamed rhetoric from President Trump and his supporters for the mass shooting in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people. “Words do have consequences, and we know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own… Continue Reading
It’s possible. Getting the Jewish vote has been one of the Holy Grails for Republicans for years, but now that anti-Semitism has become so prominent within the Democratic Party, maybe my fellow Jews will rethink their allegiances. According to the Washington Examiner: After displays of alleged anti-Semitism by Democrats and deep divisions within the party over… Continue Reading