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Ralph Shearer Northam (born September 13, 1959) is an American physician, military veteran, and politician serving as the 73rd and current Governor of Virginia since January 13, 2018. He served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 prior to winning the governorship against Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in 2017.

National Review

Published  16 hours ago

Senator Tim Kaine is in a bind. The Virginia Democrat has been confronted in recent weeks about where exactly he stands on abortion rights, and he’s learning that there’s no easy way to make everyone happy.

His latest juggling act is finding a way to pacify concerned Catholic constituents, who wish to know where their Catholic senator stands on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a proposed piece of federal legislation that would mandate medical care for infants born alive in the context of abortion.

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) brought the bill to the floor earlier this month, in the wake of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s comments appearing to endorse physicians’ right to let newborns die, at least in some circumstances. The entire Senate will vote on the legislation on Monday.

Though Kaine has yet to issue a statement on how he plans to vote, he recently responded to constituent inquiries about his stance on the bill with a letter, a copy of which was obtained by National Review. The text doesn’t say explicitly whether he’ll vote against Sasse’s bill next week, but the implication seems to be that he intends to oppose it.

“This bill would establish new requirements for health care practitioners in the case of a fetus who survives an abortion,” Kaine writes. It’s an intriguing turn of phrase: A fetus, after all, is what the Left has chosen to call unborn children in an effort to dehumanize them. If a fetus survives an abortion, presumably it is no longer a fetus but a newborn infant.

The rest of the letter is similarly slippery. “I support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions,” Kaine goes on. “For that reason, I oppose efforts to weaken the basic holding of Roe v. Wade . . . [and oppose] restricting and criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.”

Kaine’s office did not respond to National Review’s request for comment on the senator’s official position on the born-alive bill. But even as the senator appears poised to oppose legislation that does nothing more than require medical care for living infants — it doesn’t even prescribe a particular method of care — he has expressed disapproval for the increasing abortion extremism of Democrats in his state.

Late last month, Virginia Democratic delegate Kathy Tran proposed a bill that would legalize abortion in the last three months of pregnancy and admitted that her legislation would allow abortion even when a mother was in labor. This, Kaine says, goes a bit too far. He told the Daily Caller, when pressed for his opinion about his state’s abortion laws, that he supports “the existing Virginia law . . . not the Tran bill.”

As it stands, Virginia’s law allows abortion in the third trimester only if three doctors agree that a woman’s health would be “substantially and irremediably impaired” if she doesn’t obtain an abortion. Tran’s bill would reduce the requirement to one doctor, strike the “substantially and irremediably language,” and allow abortion for mental-health reasons as well as physical.

Kaine said he supports the current law in his state because it is “consistent with Roe v. Wade, where the state is able to impose meaningful regulations of a third trimester of pregnancy.”

What, then, are we to think of Kaine’s apparent intention to block Sasse’s legislation, which wouldn’t touch abortion rights at all? Like his fellow Democrats, the Virginia senator is caught in a tricky situation, and one triggered by the governor in his own state. Some Democrats evidently are prepared to say that extending medical treatment to living infants is a restriction on abortion rights — an extreme and unpopular stance.

Kaine evidently is prepared to say that he both accepts some state limitations on abortion but opposes mandating medical care for infants, lest it “restrict and criminalize women’s reproductive decisions.” These are the incoherencies Democrats are forced to adopt to continue promoting abortion on demand while refusing to outright endorse infanticide.

Daily Wire

Published  2 days ago

Comedian and pollical commentator Steven Crowder pulled off an undercover operation to expose the reality of late-term abortions in America, which we are so often told to be essentially a myth unless the mother's life is in danger.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 days ago

Planned Parenthood Opposes Bill to Stop Infanticide: "Another Restriction on Women's Access to Health Care"

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 days ago

An undercover video shows a New York abortion facility worker promising a would-be client a baby breathing following a procedure would be drowned.

The Babylon Bee

Published  2 days ago

RICHMOND, VA—Virginia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, as the Jussie Smollett hoax has taken the media’s eye off of their political trainwreck, sources confirmed today.

Both Governor Ralph Northam and the state's attorney general had drawn ire for racist photographs and blackface, while Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax has been facing a number of sexual assault scandals. The governor had also caused controversy with statements that appeared to support infanticide.

But then, "a miracle happened": actor Jussie Smollett received a threatening letter from Trump supporters – a letter that he apparently helped author. When his fake letter didn’t bring about the desired media attention, he upped the ante by staging an attack on himself. Since he was unable to find any real Trump supporters that fit into his “white, bigoted, and violent” narrative, Smollett allegedly paid two African-American men to dress in MAGA hats and pretend to assault him at 2 a.m. during a historic cold front in Chicago.

Investigators were immediately suspicious, mainly because no Trump supporters have actually heard of Jussie Smollett, much less do they watch his show, Empire. Police also said it was highly unlikely that any Trump supporters would be in Chicago in the first place. Fortunately for the politicians caught in various scandals, the resulting fallout from this hoax has drawn the public’s attention away from the Virginia Democrats as they seek to salvage their hold on high political office.

In a joint statement released by Northam, Fairfax, and Herring, the three men said, “We offer our most sincere thanks and praise to Mr. Smollett for allowing our careers to remain intact and for giving Democrats continued control of Virginia’s highest positions of public trust. We owe you big time, Jussie!”

Gov. Northam has used the distraction to take a much-needed vacation: he has reportedly absconded to Las Vegas where he is viewing the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson show at the Mandalay Bay Casino. “I want to compare their dancing skills to the moves that I showed off when I dressed in blackface for a med-school party”, Northam told reporters. “Thanks to [Jussie] I was able to moonwalk out of this political catastrophe."

"You might call me a... smooth criminal!" he added. He then attempted to moonwalk but was stopped by his wife.

The Federalist

Published  2 days ago

We cannot dismiss the campaign to legalize pedophilia as fringy stuff that will get nowhere. It’s real and it’s here and it’s gaining strength.

dailycaller

Published  2 days ago

Former Vice President Al Gore said Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam can fulfill his “racial reconciliation” pledge by opposing the Atlantic Coast pipeline, which he called a “racist rip-off.”

“This is an ideal opportunity for him to say, ‘I’ve seen the light,'” Gore said at an anti-pipeline town hall in a historically black part of Buckingham County, Virginia, as part of an “Environmental Justice Tour,” the AP reported.

Gore appeared on stage with his daughter Karenna Gore, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, environmental activists and residents of Union Hill, a historically black neighborhood, who oppose the Atlantic Coast pipeline.

Gore and climate activists see Northam’s recent blackface controversy as a way to turn him against the Atlantic Coast pipeline. (RELATED: Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks)

Northam’s political future was thrown into doubt early in 2019 after his medical school yearbook photos surfaced, showing a picture of an individual in blackface and another in a KKK hood.

Northam apologized for being in the photo, but, one day later, claimed he wasn’t in the photo amid calls for his resignation. He did, however, admit to wearing shoe polish for a dance contest in 1984. The embattled Democratic governor refused to resign, and wanted to focus on “racial reconciliation,” The Washington Post reported.

Barber said Northam needed to address “systemic racism” to truly atone for wearing blackface.

“If you want to be a great governor, if you want to help lead the nation, the first thing you oughta do is stop by Union Hill and tell this compressor, tell Dominion, ‘I was wrong, but I’m gonna do right, now,'” Barber said in a fiery speech Tuesday night.

The Atlantic Coast pipeline will bring natural gas 600 miles from West Virginia, through Virginia to North Carolina. The Richmond-based utility Dominion Energy will build and operate the pipeline.

Dominion plans on building a natural gas compressor station in the historically black Union Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The Atlantic pipeline is one of many around the country environmentalists are fighting to block as part of their effort to keep fuel from getting to consumers who need it.

Dominion proposed spending $5.1 million in the Union Hill community, which could include building a community center, improving emergency services and grants for businesses.

The Atlantic Coast pipeline will create thousands of jobs and lower energy bills, supporters say. However, the project has suffered delays and cost overruns while it’s caught up in litigation with environmental groups.

Gore called the pipeline a “vivid example of environmental racism,” and claimed compressor stations, like the one planned for Union Hill, can “cause lots of diseases” and emit lots of noise.

“We’ve heard about explosions and accidents,” Gore said, also claiming newer pipelines are even less safe — though, like his other claims, this is likely untrue.

Gore also called for Dominion to abandon the project and, instead, build more wind turbines and solar panels.

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Eventbrite

Published  3 days ago

BLEXIT RALLY RICHMOND

02/19 5:35 pm

About this Event

Virginia, it’s time.

Time to stop allowing the Left to use minorities as shields to go after their political opponents. The truth has never been more evident. The Left doesn’t care about racism. The Left doesn’t care about anti-Semitism. The left doesn’t care about homophobia. What the Left cares about is mining the hurt from our respective histories, to emotionally control us.

Come learn the TRUTH about the Democrats STEEP history of racism at the BLEXIT rally, RICHMOND.

Because it is time for blacks, latinos and ALL minorities, to take a stand against the hypocritical nature of a group

A state that launches mass protests against statues and yet ignores the problematic leadership of Ralph Northam is ready for a #BLEXIT

Hear from: Dinesh D’Souza, Candace Owens, Brandon Tatum, Will Witt, and many others!

Topics to include :

Who’s Hurt the Most by the Abortion Industry?Open borders and the Quest for a Permanent Underclass

The Great Hoax on Minority America in the Age of Trump

**LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 25TH***

Questions? E-mail BLEXITUSA@GMAIL.COM

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 days ago

A John Oliver billboard in Los Angeles has been hit with street art turning the image into an NPC ‘Orange Man Bad’ meme. The latest street art is the second HBO billboard to be targeted by right-wing street artist “The Faction” in less than a month. Earlier this month they targeted a billboard for Bill […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  4 days ago

Right-wing street artist Sabo is taking aim at Jussie Smollett in an impressive new poster campaign on the streets of Los Angeles.

The Gateway Pundit reached out to Sabo after seeing photos of one of the posters and he confirmed the work is his.

One of the posters feature Smollett in a Make America Great Again hat and the words “this is MAGA country” behind him.

“For your consideration — Jussie Smollett for best actor in a drama,” the poster reads — along with the title “BlackkKlansman.”

Lol. These are going up in LA. pic.twitter.com/ic5vIq7krw

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 18, 2019

Another photo of a poster provided to The Gateway Pundit features Smollett with the words “Black Prankster,” and “for your consideration — best fictional story.”

Other posters also took aim at Democratic Governor Ralph Northam along with Smollett.

When asked what motivated his latest street art campaign, Sabo said that Smollett has made the political landscape more dangerous for people who support the president.

“With race relations being as bad as they are this thoughtless idiot could very well have started a race war,” Sabo told the Gateway Pundit. “Not to mention I wear a red MAGA hat. I’ve been called all sorts of things that I’m not for simply wearing it. He didn’t make that any safer for those who wear that hat or for those who support the President.”

SARAH PALIN

Published  5 days ago

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Sunday that he intends to sign into law legislation which would outlaw abortion when an unborn child has a heartbeat.

The legislation flies in face of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who signed legislation into law which allows a mother to make a decision to abort her child in the third trimester. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said they would support similar efforts in their respective states.

From the Western Journal:

Let’s face facts: This year hasn’t been particularly kind to pro-lifers thus far.

The biggest atrocity has been with New York’s Orwellian-named Reproductive Health Act, which allows for abortion up until the moment of birth — something the state celebrated by lighting up One World Trade Center in pink in honor of the fact that babies can be killed more easily.

As for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a similar bill that was proposed in his state, I don’t know if you can count it as a win that the governor’s political career has been more or less derailed because of a series of events that started with his heinous comments about third-trimester abortion.

Well, at least there are some victories to celebrate — namely, a new Mississippi law that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat except in extreme cases.

“I’ve often said I want Mississippi to be the safest place for an unborn child in America. I appreciate the leadership of the MS House and Senate, along with members of the legislature, for passing the fetal heartbeat bills today. I look forward to signing this act upon passage,” Gov. Bryant said in a tweet earlier this week.

The bill describes a fetal heartbeat as “a key, medical predictor that an unborn human individual will reach viability and live birth.”

The bill reads: “Except when a medical emergency exists that prevents compliance with this section, no person shall perform an abortion on a pregnant woman before determining if the unborn human individual that the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat.”

“Any person who performs an abortion on a pregnant woman based on the exception in this section shall note in the pregnant woman’s medical records that a medical emergency necessitating the abortion existed,” the bill continues.

And, “The State Board of Health may promulgate rules for the appropriate methods of performing an examination for the presence of a fetal heartbeat of an unborn human individual based on standard medical practice.”

If a physician performs an abortion while a heartbeat is detected in an unborn child, then they would become subject to disciplinary actions under the law.

The Western Journal adds:

Doctors are protected “if that person performs a medical procedure designed to or intended, in that person’s reasonable medical judgment, to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or to prevent a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.”

As The Christian Post noted, the bill doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest.

Both houses of the Mississippi legislature have passed the bill and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has indicated he’ll sign the legislation into law.

DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views held by Sarah Palin.

Fox News

Published  6 days ago

Back in the day, my native New York State feasted on the iconic I©NY ad campaign, enticing Americans to drop in and spend their dollars in the Big Apple.

But now, we’re being treated to the spectacle of the state’s governor selling… not New York, but Florida!

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.”

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The Journal article also points out, “Preliminary data show a jump in Florida home purchases by buyers from high-tax states.”

Governor Cuomo’s Sunshine State promo follows on the heels of a Census Bureau report late last year detailing the states that lost residents due to high taxes, overregulation and dwindling opportunities. Leading the list? New York. And it wasn’t just last year – 1 million people have packed and left that once-mighty jurisdiction since 2010.

And what jurisdiction did the Census folks say benefits the most from domestic “in-migration? You guessed it. Florida, where “sunny” refers not only to our climate, but also to our low-tax, business-friendly welcome to asylum seekers from Big Government states like New York and New Jersey. Two decades of sunny conservative state leadership has made Florida the nation's freest state, according to the Cato Institute.

For us freedom-loving Floridians, however, there's a rub. It seems all too many blue-state refugees, having found haven from tax-spend-regulate oppressors, turn around and import the very same blue-state politics that caused them to flee in the first place.

Take Virginia, where escapees from neighboring high-tax Maryland helped push a once reliably conservative state markedly leftwards. Republicans have not won a statewide election there since 2009, and barely hung on to their majority in the House of Delegates after a 15-seat bloodbath in 2017. Right on cue, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam (of recent blackface fame) recently requested $1.2 billion in new taxes. Unsurprisingly, migration to the Old Dominion state of Virginia reversed with the election of the Democratic ticket in 2013.

We must heed the lesson Governor Cuomo seems to have absorbed, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?”

Florida’s near-miss in the recent midterms – where Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis edged Democrat Andrew Gillum by a breathtakingly slim margin – shows just how quickly things can change.

The Socialist fantasies of Gillum would have killed the goose that laid the golden egg of our prosperity – and put an end to two decades of pro-growth Republican policies which has made Florida a beacon for our nearly 21 million residents.

It's sunny Florida's low taxes and reasonable regulatory environment that attract businesses here. Florida ranks 6th among states for new business creation. Gillum, the Democratic nominee, on the other hand, proposed a $1 billion tax increase that would have smothered the flames of entrepreneurship.

Another stated goal of Gillum’s was to gut the state’s highly successful school choice policies, virtually destroying the power of Florida parents to decide the best educational opportunities for their own children. Interestingly, this would have particularly hurt the more than 300,000 minority students in choice programs throughout the state.

Unlike the federal government, Florida balances its budget and does so without an income tax. You can keep your big progressive government in New York, thank you very much.

For sure, Florida’s recent history of razor-close elections – and election controversy – is the stuff of legend. But a 2016 report indicates that jobs have been the #1 attraction for re-locators, and before the recent surge of wealthy elites, economic analyses implied that the working class – fertile ground for further Democratic inroads – has accounted for much of our in-migration.

Which means we must redouble efforts to convince new arrivals that the only way to keep the jobs that brought them here is to maintain the economic juggernaut that generated them.

Not to mention heeding the lesson Governor Cuomo seems to have absorbed, based on another lament at his presser: “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?”

My message to transplanted New Yorkers as well other transplants? Leave your blue-state perspectives at the door and vote for low-tax, pro-business government not only with your feet – but also at the ballot box.

Ed J. Pozzuoli is the president of Florida-based law firm Tripp Scott. He was the co-chairman of Jeb Bush for Governor (Broward). He also served as an integral member of the Bush/Cheney legal team in the 2000 presidential recount litigation. He is an active member of the Republican Party and served as the chairman of the Republican Party in Broward County, Florida.

dailycaller

Published  6 days ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued in the past that the government should not support groups that advocate for or perform abortions, but her position, along with those of a large cohort of Democrats, has changed dramatically.

“No funds could go to organizations that in the course of family planning advocate, promote or perform abortions,” Pelosi said on the House floor Oct. 7, 1997 in support of a “Global Gag Rule,” also known as the Mexico City Policy, mandating that overseas organizations receiving U.S. aid do not promote abortion.

Now Pelosi calls a ban on late-term abortions a sad event. “It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life, health and ability to have other children of women,” she told The Daily Caller Feb. 6.

A number of Democrats in 2019 have lauded late-term abortion as a women’s prerogative and introduced measures aimed at permitting women to have abortions until birth.

Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made remarks in January appearing to condone infanticide and late-term abortion. His comments centered around Virginia Democratic Delegate Kathy Tran‘s proposal, HB 2491, which would repeal the state’s current restrictions on late-term abortions and allow a woman to abort her baby even while dilating.

New York passed the Reproductive Health Act Jan. 22 codifying a woman’s right to abort under state law and allowing women to have abortions after 24 weeks to preserve the mother’s mental health. Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Mexico are also considering similar bills expanding abortion access.

Merely a decade ago, Democrats held a very different stance on abortion. “With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise,” former President Barack Obama said at a presidential debate in New York on Oct. 15, 2008. (RELATED: Capitol Hill Democrats Respond To Late-Term Abortion Debate Within Party)

“We can support a woman’s right to choose that makes abortion safe, legal, and rare, and reduces the number of abortions,” former Democratic presidential nominee and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said July 25, 2005 in an address to the Democratic Leadership Council.

“Washington Democrats embrace of partial birth abortion puts them well outside the mainstream, and it is another sign of the Democrat Party’s drastic move to the radical left,” Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email Friday.

Seventy-five percent of Americans support significant abortion restrictions and say abortion should not be legal after a woman is three months pregnant, according to a Jan. 15 Marist poll.

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Slate Magazine

Published  6 days ago

At his El Paso, Texas, rally Monday night, Donald Trump somehow managed to outdo even Donald Trump on hardcore abortion porn. Deliberately distorting arguably botched comments made two weeks ago by now-scandal-embroiled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Trump told the screaming crowd that proposed Virginia legislation would permit the state to remove a newborn infant from its parents and “execute the baby.” In his own words:

The governor stated that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out into the world and wrap the baby and make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby—execute the baby. … Millions of innocent, beautiful babies are counting on us to protect them, and we will. That is why last week, I called on Congress … to immediately pass legislation prohibiting extreme late-term abortion.

In a week, the president has gone from mischaracterizing a C-section to mischaracterizing infanticide. To be clear, there is no such thing as a “late-term abortion” and also no such thing as an “extreme late-term abortion.” There are medical reasons why abortion in the second or third trimester of pregnancy is recommended, for either the infant’s or the mother’s health, and in the stunningly rare cases when this occurs, it is often the cause of deep emotional suffering. Virginia’s measure aimed to tweak the commonwealth’s medical rules such that only one provider, not three, would be needed to approve any third-trimester abortions, and permitted that physician to approve a late-term abortion for any medical reason, including harm to the mother’s mental health. Both fixes are legal and in line with Roe v. Wade. None of them has anything to do with infanticide (Northam’s garbled defense was about infants who, once born, would require extraordinary medical efforts while suffering extreme pain).

All of this is to say that Trump lied about the Virginia law. What’s the big deal? He also lied about the number of people in the venue and about federal crime statistics. That’s what he does: He lies. But his lying about abortion is particularly pernicious because of how it aids and covers for and borrows from all the other little lies about abortion that have been allowed through the net. Indeed, Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s brief dissent in last week’s Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Gee allowing a Louisiana abortion law to remain enjoined was similarly full of twisted truths and distortions. These claims, about what makes women safer and what abortion really entails, work in tandem to give the courts and the president cover to undermine Roe v. Wade, even as the ruling enjoys record-high support from actual Americans (71 percent say it should be upheld).

Start with the law itself: In 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health, the Supreme Court held that the state could no longer simply assert that women’s health outcomes were being served by creating random new barriers to abortion. The majority held that laws burdening abortion access must actually further a valid state interest and that the courts could probe whether the state interest was valid. In Whole Woman’s Health, the district court found, and the Supreme Court agreed, that admitting privileges laws further no legitimate interest in health because they bring no actual benefits to women. In June Medical Services, even the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed the original stay in September, acknowledged that the health benefits of an admitting privileges law in Louisiana were “not huge” and in fact “minimal.” And yet that “minimal” was enough for Kavanaugh to be willing to let the law go into effect.

These claims work in tandem to give the courts and the president cover to undermine Roe v. Wade.

Louisiana, like Texas, had passed a law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles. June Medical Services was predicated on claims that doctors could easily obtain privileges and that if clinics closed, women would not be burdened, or enough women to matter would not be burdened. These claims are lies, which we know thanks to the district court judge, who devoted a six-day evidentiary trial to determining the underlying facts of the case before he ruled, in 2016, that the law was unconstitutional. In a 112-page opinion, he explained that one purpose of the bill was “to make it more difficult for abortion providers to legally provide abortions and therefore restrict a woman’s right to an abortion” and that “there is a mountain of uncontradicted and un-objected to evidence supporting this conclusion.” Judge John deGravelles also devoted 20 pages to spelling out the efforts of Louisiana’s five abortion providers to get privileges—over years—and the persistent delays and denials and runarounds with which they were met. All told, the five abortion doctors had applied for admitting privileges at 13 different hospitals. Only one had been granted. The court found that on multiple occasions those privileges were denied because of political or religious objections from the hospitals. That isn’t bad faith or laziness on the part of the doctors seeking privileges. That’s just what it’s like to try to obtain admitting privileges in Louisiana. It’s also the reason the physicians in the case are not named. Their lives are endangered because of the work they do.

So the district court found as a matter of fact that the law had been passed in part to deter abortions, that admitting privileges do not correlate to better health outcomes, that physicians were denied such privileges, and that women’s health would suffer in grievous ways if clinics were closed. This brings us back to Kavanaugh, dissenting last Thursday evening but writing for himself alone. Kavanaugh tried to make his vote sound like a narrow procedural quibble: He wrote that he believes the petitioners should have brought an “as applied” instead of a “facial” challenge, and that everyone should just agree to wait the 45-day statutory period in order to find out whether the physicians were actually denied admitting privileges. But as Ian Millhiser has argued, it would have made no sense to bring an as-applied challenge to a statute that is facially unconstitutional and was deemed such in 2016. And the notion that a state that had deliberately passed a law to close clinics was going to work assiduously to ensure that every doctor who wanted privileges would get them in a 45-day period is laughable (and more laughable given the total meaninglessness having privileges has on women’s health). As Leah Litman observed, at no point did the state offer to be helpful.

It’s not that any one aspect of this worldview is more untrue than another; it’s that Kavanaugh was writing as if the case arises as a thorny and intractable set of competing “predictions” from the trial court on the one hand and the appeals court on the other about what happens when the law is allowed to go into effect. Who can possibly know? wonders Kavanaugh. If only someone had invented some kind of mechanism to determine facts! We could call it, I don’t know … a court!

There was a court that determined these facts, all at great length. The appeals court simply rewrote those facts. In deciding to go along with the 5th Circuit’s sham opinion that pretended away facts determined at trial, Kavanaugh made the choice to align himself with a host of false narratives and claims raised in the appeals court about lazy doctors and benign state motives. That’s his prerogative, and it’s also unsurprising given what we know about his record. But it’s not the truth.

It’s easy to find yourself shocked by the big lies the president tells about abortion and the names he invents to cloak the big lies in confusion—they’re offensive and ridiculous. Parents don’t sit smilingly by as their babies are executed. But please don’t let the small lies slide in the cacophony; they are designed to do the exact same thing as the big ones: shock and terrorize and confuse an already fraught issue. Admitting privileges don’t make women safer in Louisiana because only a tiny fraction of abortions result in hospitalization, and no hospital would decline to take a patient because her physician doesn’t have privileges. As Richard Posner put it back in 2015, “the requirement of admitting privileges cannot be taken seriously as a measure to improve women’s health because the transfer agreements that abortion clinics make with hospitals, plus the ability to summon an ambulance by a phone call, assure the access of such women to a nearby hospital in the event of a medical emergency.”

To sum up: The notion that admitting privileges make women safer is not true. The notion that it doesn’t matter if they don’t make women safer so long as women’s health isn’t burdened is not true. The notion that abortion providers in Louisiana are too corrupt or lazy to seek such privileges is not true. The idea that the state will behave reasonably to help doctors get those privileges in 45 days is not true. The notion that there is some reasonable difference of opinion between the trier of fact (the lower court) and the court of appeals is also not true.

The truth is that Louisiana passed its targeted regulation of abortion providers because it would close clinics. As the district court found, the main sponsor of the act, state Rep. Katrina Jackson, received an email in 2014 from Dorinda Bordlee, vice president of the Bioethics Defense Fund, about the Texas admitting privileges law, which she said had “tremendous success in closing abortion clinics and restricting abortion access in Texas.” That was the model; that was the purpose; that was the goal. There are two kinds of lies about abortion laws right now: Trump’s massive distortions and the polite fictions of some federal judges. Don’t let the former numb you to the latter. They are both seeking to achieve the very same ends.

Conservative Tribune

Published  6 days ago

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LifeNews.com

Published  1 week ago

President Donald Trump today met with a woman who survived an abortion and also with a boy who was born at 20 weeks and survived. He also met with pro-life advocate Alveda King, niece of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The president met with abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and Micah Pickering, the six-year-old son of a pro-life former congressman who was born very prematurely but survived and is doing well.

King told LifeNews she was delighted to meet with Trump, who she says is championing the pro-life cause in the White House.

“With his latest life affirming action today, on Valentine’s Day, President Trump shines light and hope for babies in the womb, and for those who are unjustly bound in other tenuous situations,” she said.

Kiong said Trump reiterated his storng support for adoption over abortion.

“Considering the huge fiascoes and lies about abortion being a reproductive right, with New York and Virginia endorsing infanticide, President Trump’s adoption response today is yet another sanctity of life gain.”

“Let’s do something different today. Let’s pray for America, and join President Trump in his compassion for the least of these exemplified in his speech today. Let’s choose adoption as an option to abortion. Let’s insist that our elected officials vote no on infanticide,” she told LifeNews.

After the meeting, President Trump spoke on a national pro-life conference call with hundreds of top pro-life advocates around the country. During the call, the president talked about his comments during the State of the Union Address condemning both the New York law legalizing abortions up to birth as well as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who promoted infanticide during a radio interview.

Trump told pro-life Americans from the Oval Office today: “Thank you very much and I want to thank all the 1,000s of pro-lifers and pro-life leaders, pastors, families and advocates for joining this call and for working with such love and devotion to build a culture that cherishes human life.”

“Recently, our country has witnessed a chilling disregard for life as some states have taken up legislation that would legalize abortion up until just moments before a child’s birth,” the White House said about the call. “President Trump and his administration are committed to defending and protecting the gift of life.”

Ohden criticized Virginia lawmakers for supporting late-term abortions and even infanticide earlier this year, pointing to her life as an example of why their legislation is so horrific.

Speaking with The Daily Caller, Ohden explained how she survived a late-term abortion when her mother was seven months pregnant with her. Later, she learned that her young mother had been forced into the abortion, and still deeply regrets not doing more to try to save her life.

She criticized Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for supporting infanticide after he said earlier this week that doctors and women could have a discussion about whether to leave a disabled newborn baby to die.

“I wake up every single day living with the fact that people somehow want to pass this kind of legislation that would have ended my life,” she said. “People can very nonchalantly talk about this or try to be ambiguous, but there is no ambiguity that exists. My life should have been ended by an abortion, and every day children are losing their lives.”

Pickering was born in 2012 and is now a fairly healthy toddler. His parents, Danielle and Clayton Pickering, chose to pursue treatment for their baby even though his health appeared grim. Danielle said, “We figured he was our baby, and he was what the Lord had given us, and we would just do everything we could.”

In total, Danielle said Micah spent more than four months in intensive care, had heart surgery, and was “one of the sickest babies” at the hospital. She added that “he’s is a spunky almost 3-year-old,” who has chronic lung disease and a slight speech delay.

LifeNews.com

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Democrat Patty Murray wasn’t happy when a pro-life Senator tried to get the Senate to vote on a bill to stop infanticide and she’s not happy now that Senate Republicans have set a date to require Democrats to vote on the measure later this month.

The Senate will cast a vote on February 25th to try to break the Democrat filibuster against a bill to stop infanticide.

As LifeNews reported, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Washington state Democrat, blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. And in the House, Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide a total of five times.

Now, Murray has taken to Twitter to express her displeasure with the vote to end her filibuster of the anti-infanticide legislation:

Republicans scheduled a show vote on *another* bill attacking women’s rights & health—which leading medical groups have said should never become law. Democrats will stand w/ women, doctors, nurses, & everyone who truly cares about women’s health & rights & make sure it doesn’t.

— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) February 15, 2019

Murray equates denying medical care for babies who survived botched abortions with protecting “women’s health & rights.” Never mind that girls are literally left to die after failed abortions and refused appropriate medical treatment.

Had Murray not objected the first time, Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, Murray stood up and objected to the vote. She claimed the vote wasn’t necessary and objected to the vote.

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). The bill followed up on one President George W. Bush signed into law that regards babies born alive after botched abortions as persons under law. This new bill would compel giving them medical care and treatment.

Senator Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, told Lifenews he appreciates the upcoming vote.

“I want to thank the Majority Leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their Senator stands on the issue of infanticide. A lot of Senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it. We’re going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote. It’s cowardly for a politician to say they’ll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn’t an actual seven-pound baby who’s fighting for life. It shouldn’t be hard to protect newborn babies – let’s pass this legislation.”

Leading pro-life groups were delighted by the news.

“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”

“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill pain-capable unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born,” Popik added. “We thank Sen. Sasse for his tireless effort to advance this critical legislation, and we thank Sen. McConnell for his leadership in bringing this issue before the Senate.”

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

The Washington Times

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It took just a fortnight for the Democratic Party to reveal to the American people just who they are and what they stand for.

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Abortion activists across the country are undertaking a radical campaign to legalize abortions up to birth and infanticide.

New York has already passed such a law and other states like Virginia, New Mexico, Vermont, Maryland, and Massachusetts are right behind. Politicians like Andrew Cuomo, Ralph Northam and others have promoted abortion on demand and infanticide..

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress have repeatedly blocked votes on bills to ban late-term abortions and to stop infanticide.

We strongly oppose infanticide and abortions up to birth. We call on Congress and state legislatures to reject ANY legislation to legalize abortion on demand and to allow votes on pro-life legislation.

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LifeNews.com

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The Senate will cast a vote on February 25th to try to break the Democrat filibuster against a bill to stop infanticide.

As LifeNews reported, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. And in the House, Democrats have blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide a total of five times.

Earlier this month. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

The Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, stood up and objected to the vote. She claimed the vote wasn’t necessary and objected to the vote.

Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). A vote on the bill, which is being sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), is expected on February 25.

Senator Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican who is the sponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, told Lifenews he appreciates the upcoming vote.

“I want to thank the Majority Leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their Senator stands on the issue of infanticide. A lot of Senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it. We’re going to have a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and everyone is going to have to put their name by their vote. It’s cowardly for a politician to say they’ll fight for the little guy but only if the little guy isn’t an actual seven-pound baby who’s fighting for life. It shouldn’t be hard to protect newborn babies – let’s pass this legislation.”

Leading pro-life groups were delighted by the news.

“Pro-abortion Democrats who vote against this bill should be forced to explain why they are against giving a born-alive infant life-saving care,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., legislative director of National Right to Life. “Pro-abortion Democrats should be forced to explain why their allegiance to the abortion industry agenda should allow a practice that is tantamount to infanticide.”

“The extreme pro-abortion agenda has been laid bare for all to see, thanks to the governors of New York and Virginia: they believe it should be legal to kill pain-capable unborn babies, for absolutely any reason, at any time up to and including the moment of their birth, and even in the moments after they are born,” Popik added. “We thank Sen. Sasse for his tireless effort to advance this critical legislation, and we thank Sen. McConnell for his leadership in bringing this issue before the Senate.”

The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling shows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide. And doctors indicate abortions are never needed to protect a woman’s health and women admit having abortions on healthy babies.

After she blocked the initial vote, EWTN reporter Jason Calvi caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

Murray continued her false claims that the bill somehow has to do with abortion. All the bill does is ensure that babies who are purposely induced or survive abortions are provided appropriate medical care and treatment. She was unpersuaded by that information.

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It’s all in the family for Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, whom Big League Politics exposed as a blackface/KKK hood-wearing racist two weeks ago.

Northam’s roots can be traced back to his great grandfather, Captain J.E. Brownlee, also a Democrat, who fought against the Yankees in the Civil War. After the war, he was a stalwart member of the “Red Shirts,” a group of white supremacists – all Democrats – who made a name for themselves by intimidating freed slaves to stop them from voting.

“In the days of the sixties that tried men’s courage and called for self-sacrifice and devotion to their country, Capt. Brownlee was tried and found not wanting,” Brownlee’s obituary reads. “With his valiant company of ‘Red Shirts’ he was always at the front, and in the right place, and it may truthfully be said that he did as much to redeem his country from Radical rule and tyranny as any man in upper Carolina.”

Here is a snapshot of Northam’s ancestry, proving that he is indeed the great-grandson of Brownlee.

The Red Shirts are described thusly by Dave Neiwert, who contributes for the SPLC:

State Democrats organized parades and rallies in every county of South Carolina. Many of the participants were armed and mounted; all wore red. Mounted men gave an impression of greater numbers. When Wade Hampton and other Democrats spoke, the Red Shirts would respond enthusiastically, shouting the campaign slogan, “Hurrah for Hampton.” This created a massive spectacle that united and motivated those present.

Red Shirts sought to intimidate both white and black watchers into voting for the Democrats or even not at all. The Red Shirts and similar groups were especially active in those few states with an African-American majority. They broke up Republican meetings, disrupted their organizing, and intimidated black voters at the polls. Many freedmen stopped voting from fear, and others voted for Democrats under pressure. The Red Shirts did not hesitate to use violence, nor did the other private militia groups. In the Piedmont counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Barnwell, freedmen who voted were driven from their homes and whipped, while some of their leaders were murdered. During the 1876 presidential election, Democrats in Edgefield and Laurens counties voted “early and often”, while freedmen were barred from the polls.

According to the 1860 census, John Brownlee, Northam’s great-great grandfather, owned 42 slaves. Among them, presumably, were later freed slaves whom Northam’s great-grandfather attempted to intimidate out of voting:

Author’s Note: BLP never wanted to shame anyone for immutable traits, like family lineage, or to disparage those who fought in the Civil War for what they believed was right. It is part of American history, and must not be forgotten. But the modern political left has made these rules. They must learn to play by them.

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On Feb. 6, Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation forcing abortionists to give newborns medical care if they survive attempted abortions.

But, as of Feb. 13, Democrats, in both houses of Congress, have blocked the introduction of the bill an appalling SIX TIMES!

However, in spite of this cruel and heartless Democratic opposition, Republicans are continuing their efforts to pass this compassionate, common sense bill.

The bill comes in response to horrific recent comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appearing to support infanticide for babies who are born alive after botched abortions.

Pro-abortion activists have responded to the controversy by arguing that infanticide in such cases never happens. In reality, numerous stories have emerged over the years of babies surviving botched abortions and then being left to die slow, agonizing deaths.

For example:

- ‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die

- ‘This is so hard. Oh, God, it’s so hard!’: nurses tell of aborted babies born alive

- ‘That’s not a baby. That’s an abortion!’: clinic workers describe babies born alive

- Abortion worker caught on video: if baby is born alive 'they do not resuscitate'

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which Republican legislators just re-introduced, defines infants who survive abortions as “human beings,” “persons,” “individuals,” and “children” with all the rights those terms entail, but doesn’t mandate specific treatment for them. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would specifically require abortionists to get such babies to hospitals. The Act would also criminalize their deliberate killing after delivery.

Because of the Democrats' opposition to this bill, Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise have announced plans to file a discharge petition to force a vote on the bill in the Democrat-controlled House.

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive,” Wagner said. “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves...To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

It is unconscionable that some of our newborn brothers and sisters are being left to die slow, painful deaths after botched abortions, simply because they are unwanted.

Thank you for SIGNING this petition, encouraging Congress to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act!

Please SIGN today, and let's help get this law passed! Thank you, again!

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Social media giant Facebook, which demanded that a Mississippi Republican Senate candidate return a $2,500 donation after making racially tinged remarks, has remained silent about seeking a refund from two top Virginia Democratic leaders mired in a blackface scandal.

Facebook, which has given Virginia Democrats four times as much money as it has given Republicans, has been quiet on the scandal gripping Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, two white politicians who’ve admitted to appearing in blackface, generally seen as a racist act.

According to donor records, Facebook contributed $25,000 to Northam’s 2018 Inaugural committee and $5,000 to Herring in 2013.

The company also has been quiet about the $10,000 given to Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s 2018 Inaugural committee. Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault by two women.

State political and African-American leaders have called on the lawmakers to resign. However, all three appear to be staying. They have apologized.

An email to Facebook requesting information was not immediately answered.

In the case of Mississippi’s Cindy Hyde-Smith, Facebook and several other contributors demanded their donations back after a video surfaced showing her joking about how she would sit in "the front row" of a public hanging.

She offered an apology to “anyone that was offended” by her hanging remark that threatened, but did not derail her election the Senate last year.

In a story about those seeking refunds from her at the time, the Examiner ’s Daniel Chaitin wrote, “The social media company gave $2,500 to Hyde-Smith in September, but asked for its money back late Monday. ‘The recent public comments made by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith do not reflect the values or mission of Facebook,’ a Facebook representative said, according to the Washington Post. ‘Our PAC contribution was made before these comments were made, and we have asked the Hyde-Smith campaign to return our campaign donation.’”

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WASHINGTON – In a bold response to the decision of New York and other states to legalize abortion up until the moment of birth, Focus on the Family is gearing up to blast live ultrasounds on monitors and screens across Times Square.

Focus on the Family announced the May 4 event Tuesday on CBN News' "Faith Nation."

"We'll have great speakers. We're going to have music, but we're also going to do a live ultrasound of a third-trimester baby," Focus on the Family President Jim Daly explained.

"And with the 4-D technology that we have, it looks like a picture of a 1-year-old," he noted. "There is no way a person is going to be able to say, 'That is not a child.' It is a child and we want everybody to see it."

This pro-life project comes as states like New York roll back restrictions on late-term abortion, permitting the procedure up until the point of delivery.

"I think what's happened in New York and Virginia has prompted a response," Daly said. "These politicians that have overreached, in our opinion, when it comes to reshaping the abortion debate."

Daly also made it a point to call out the Commonwealth of Virginia where Gov. Ralph Northam stunned many people last month by saying some babies should be allowed to die right after they're born.

"If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen," Northam told Washington, DC radio station WTOP. "The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother."

Northam's words came shortly after a Democratic bill was blocked in Virginia's House of Delegates that would have allowed babies to be aborted up until the last second, even while the mother is in delivery.

Outraged, Daly says Virginia leaders are effectively promoting infanticide.

"Once a baby is born, if it's not viable outside the womb or if it's severely handicapped, they're going to let the baby sit on a table and then the mother and physician decide whether or not to let that baby live – that's not the country we live in. And that's not the law of the land, actually," the Focus on the Family president charged.

Daly explained that Focus on the Family's selection of Times Square as the venue to display the third-trimester ultrasounds was strategic.

"Well, that's the epicenter of everything. I think if you talk to anyone in Manhattan, Times Square is where it all happens," he said. "We're not shy about going there and saying to Governor Cuomo and others, 'Let's look. This isn't adversarial. Let's just take a position. Let's see what an ultrasound looks like.'"

"I doubt that they have actually seen one," he added. "And so to be able to do that on the jumbo screen and say, 'Here's a picture of a third-trimester pregnancy. Look at the definition. These children are viable outside the womb. These children are already fully human,' and to do it in such a way that we can all peer into the womb and see what that child looks like, developmentally and every other way – what an awesome sight to see and these politicians will have to defend their position."

Daly went on to warn that America was morphing into a modern-day version of ancient Rome when it comes to abortion and that it was important for Christians to speak out against such atrocities.

"I would just say to Christians in particular – this is not new. There's nothing new under the sun. This is ancient Rome once again, and Christians were known for saving babies who were thrown out in the garbage heaps to die. That was their (Rome's) form of infanticide," Daly explained, noting that this took place "around the time of Jesus."

"So this isn't anything new, but it was the Christians that stood up and said 'No. Everyone human is made in God's image and we can't destroy innocent human beings,'" Daly said.

Watch Daly's full Faith Nation interview for more on LIVE ultrasound event.

Breitbart

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called the border wall proposal hammered out by congressional negotiators a "big victory" for President Trump.

MAGA Daily Report

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Joe Manchin is breaking his silence about the ugly treatment his fellow Democrats gave him for backing some of Trump’s agenda.

It is a sad commentary on Washington today when agreeing with a member of the other political party brings scorn from your own party.

To be fair, the GOP was tough on Obama and it seems Trump will have to deal with an even more hostile House with Pelosi leading the charge, but that doesn’t make it right.

Manchin for one promises to be his own man regardless of how many “daggers” the radicals in his own party shoot at him.

From The Washington Examiner: Manchin put the phone on speaker, and the president starts to chat with the kids.

“Not everybody in the room you know is politically for Trump, but in that moment that didn’t matter, just that fact that you’re going to listen to the president talk to a small group of kids. Everyone had a smile on their face and was just so surprised and couldn’t really say anything, we just listened to him and smiled,” Parker said.

Manchin said Trump was very charming with the kids: “He says, ‘I love West Virginia. And I know they like Joe, and they like me, and we’re gonna work together.’ And he told them to stay involved, and he appreciates they were very much interested and excited that they were involved in the process and wanted to know what’s going on.”

The president also mentioned the reason he called Manchin was to thank him for applauding when few Democrats did during bipartisan moments in the State of the Union speech.

“I said, ‘Mr. President, I’ve always stated that I know my state well and that it’s something that my state and I represent the people of my state, I’m going to stand up and be respectful. When I thought the things that you were saying resonated with something I might believe in but definitely my state supports, I’m gonna be there and show the courtesy and manners that I think that I was raised with,’” Manchin said of his personal conversation with the president.

The former governor stood several times and applauded during the president’s speech, in particular on energy projects and banning late-term abortions.

Energy’s a big thing that he talked about, said Manchin. “He didn’t talk about coal, but he talked about energy in general. We’re an energy state and we want to continue to make sure we provide the energy the country needs,” he said.

Manchin said the most “controversial thing I applauded” were the personal issues on life. “Well, there’s just no way that I could ever. I mean how anybody could support late-term abortions?” he said.

Manchin said he “could … feel the daggers” when he stood up for Trump’s remarks calling for legislation to curb third-trimester abortions. “Late-term abortions, my goodness. It would have to be a dire medical situation,” he said, adding that what Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam had supported and what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done with late-term abortion bills in their states is “just totally unconscionable to me.”

Manchin said he was a little struck by the Reuters photo he saw taken of him standing during the speech and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sitting behind him giving him the stink eye: “My goodness. Well, I could hear the boos a little bit, you know, I didn’t know if the boos were for the president or for me standing, I wasn’t sure. But I could sure feel the daggers.”

Stout said one of the things he really respected about Manchin during the president’s speech was how he conducted himself. “That’s one thing I really enjoyed watching was he didn’t agree with everything that the president said, but things he agreed with, he did stand up. Unlike the other Democrats who didn’t, which it’s just being partisan over things that can be good for every state,” he said.

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House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fifth Time

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On Monday night, for the fourth time in the last four legislative days the House has convened, Democrats blocked Republicans from calling a vote against infanticide. U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) asked for unanimous consent to bring U.S. Representative Ann Wagner's (R-Mo.) Born Alive Survivors Protection Act up for a vote. After he was blocked, Walker wrote an op-ed for LifeSite News, stating:

I just left the House floor where, for the fourth straight legislative day, House Democrats blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive abortions from being murdered. I just asked for “unanimous consent” to bring Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-MO) Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote. Democratic leaders, supporting the abortion industry agenda, refused to even consider the legislation, fearing the thought of allowing their members to vote their conscience and what they know to be morally straight.

That followed three other attempts in the previous three legislative days, as LifeNews reports. But even before that, a vote was blocked in the Senate: On February 4, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, as LifeSiteNews reported. That came after Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”

Then came the Democrats blocking action in the House: On February 6, Democrats blocked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy when he called for a unanimous consent vote to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. McCarthy responded, “Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.”

Democrats just rejected mandatory medical care for every baby born. They’ll have an opportunity to do the right thing tomorrow when Republicans ask for a vote again.

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 6, 2019

The following day, February 7, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked Democrats to permit a vote on the bill; they refused. Scalise responded, “Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?”

Before the entire House, I asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide? pic.twitter.com/eaqBS17LTl

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 7, 2019

On Friday, November 8, Congresswoman Ann Wagner of Missouri wanted to call a unanimous consent vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Democrats blocked her.

Scalise and Wagner are intending that after 30 consecutive legislative days of calling for a unanimous consent vote, they will file a discharge petition that would force a vote if a majority of House members sign it.

Scalise stated:

Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die. I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.

Wagner added:

I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive. Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

Watch Walker get turned down on Monday night below:

The Washington Times

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Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

National Review

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The YouGov/AUL poll finds that overwhelming majorities of pro-choice people oppose third-trimester abortion and denying care to newborns.

With every step they take toward a more radically pro-abortion platform, Democratic politicians are stepping further away from the views of the average American. This has been true for decades — 75 percent of people, for example, say they support limiting abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. The official platform of the Democratic party, meanwhile, endorses eliminating all restrictions on abortion and directly funding abortion procedures with taxpayer money.

But this gaping divide has become even more pronounced over the past several weeks, as Democrats have advanced legislation to allow abortion late in pregnancy, well past fetal viability, up to the point of birth, and perhaps even afterwards. A new national survey from YouGov, in partnership with Americans United for Life (AUL), confirms that, by adopting such extreme policy preferences, Democrats risk alienating the vast majority of voters — including those who generally support abortion rights.

The YouGov poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans reject abortion late in pregnancy, including 79 percent who reject all abortion in the last three months of pregnancy, 80 percent who oppose abortion the day before a child would have been born, and 82 percent who reject denying medical care to viable infants.

Substantial majorities of pro-choice respondents share that aversion to these grotesque practices. Sixty-six percent of pro-choice Americans said they oppose third-trimester abortion, nearly 70 percent oppose abortion the day before a child would have been born, and 77 percent oppose removing medical care from a viable newborn.

Younger voters tend to shy away from support of these practices as well. Sixty-nine percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they oppose abortion in the last three months of pregnancy and the day before birth, and 81 percent oppose removing medical care from viable newborn infants.

In other words, huge numbers of Americans have repudiated the policies that Democrats have been pushing since the end of last month. On the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act, which permits abortion up to 24 weeks for any reason and allows lenient exceptions for abortion up until birth.

A little over a week later, Democratic lawmakers in Virginia introduced a bill to permit abortion in the last three months of pregnancy with similarly lenient exceptions that would allow one doctor to perform an abortion up until birth if he determined the mother’s mental health required it. The bill’s sponsor admitted that her legislation would allow abortion of viable infants, including while a woman was in labor.

Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam somehow managed to make the bill sound even more outrageous, suggesting in an interview that, in at least some instances, mothers and doctors could have a “discussion” about whether to resuscitate a newborn and provide it with care. He later doubled and tripled down on his statement, despite also claiming that he hadn’t been endorsing infanticide.

True to form, Senate Democrats refused to comment on what Northam had said, insisting that they hadn’t heard anything about his highly controversial interview. When asked to articulate their own views on abortion late in pregnancy, they all refused, aside from some halfhearted generalizations about supporting Roe.

But actions speak louder than words, and Democratic politicians in both the House and the Senate showed their hand last week when they blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive in the context of abortion. Contra Senator Patty Murray (D., Wash.), who obstructed the bill on behalf of Senate Democrats, there is no law that mandates care for such infants, and the legislation does not, as critics say, restrict abortion rights.

But it does serve the pro-life goal of revealing how deeply radical the Left’s abortion policy has become. With these latest controversies, Democrats have allowed themselves to be forced into a bind. They must either renounce their previous support for abortion throughout pregnancy and neglect for unwanted infants after birth, and thus open themselves up to charges of incoherence, or they must tacitly embrace infanticide.

As these latest data show, having put themselves in this position was a costly error.

Breitbart

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The Democrat Party is now defined my Ilhan Omar, Ralph Northam, Rashida Tlaib, Joy Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Louis Farrakhan.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Donald Trump Jr. surprised his father’s supporters at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday by taking the stage and mocking Beto O’Rourke and Democratic socialists in a fiery speech.

“I’d have been more impressed if he had the guts to rally on the Juarez side, on the other side of the wall,” Trump Jr said, referring to the Mexico side of the border.”But he didn’t of course because we all know that walls wor, guys.”

As the crowd chanted U-S-A! Trump Jr. joked that it would be dangerous to chant that phrase at O’Rourke’s rally of leftists.

“They hate Trump much more than they like America,” he said, noting that the left would rather have America fail.

Trump Jr. fired up the crowd by slamming Democrat socialists promoting the “Green New Deal” that would end airline travel, the internal combustion engine, and pay people who were unwilling to work.

“What planet are they on? Because it ain’t earth!” he shouted.

He mocked 2020 Democratic candidates for scrambling to support the socialist plan, as they prepared to challenge Trump.

“We live in a world where common sense ain’t so common anymore,” he said.

He mocked the left and their “media lackeys” for opposing President Donald Trump, and he ripped Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for supporting post-term abortion.

“You know what post-term abortion is right? That means it’s a baby and it’s alive, but we’re going to get rid of it now,” he said. “You have to wonder where their moral compass is, because I don’t think they have one!”

Trump Jr. thanked the Trump supporters in the arena and singled out the young people for praise.

“I know it’s not easy, keep up that fight, bring it to your schools, you don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth,” he said. “You don’t have to do it, because you can think for yourselves.”

Trump Jr. said he came to Texas just last week to experience “freedom,” despite living in the “People’s republic of New York.”

“That was just fun in the woods with some buddies and some machine guns, but we had a good time anyway,” he said.

Trump Jr. exited the stage to the Rolling Stones song “Time Is on My Side” as the crowd prepared to welcome his father President Donald Trump.

One America News Network

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OAN Newsroom

Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is blaming his white privilege on recent accusations of racism. During an interview on Sunday, he said white people are treated differently in this country than other racial groups.

Northam claimed he has changed a lot as a person since his college days.

“I don’t think that there’s any question that there are today and there were then, when I was in my early 20s, racial in sensitivities,” he stated. “I think there are still unconscious attitudes that, yes we are aware of these things, but we don’t realize sometime especially as a white person how impactful, how offensive they are and, again, I’ve still got a lot to learn, but this has been a week that has been very eye opening for me

His comments come as he continues to resist calls to step down over a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page, which showed one man dressed in blackface and another man dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Northam has denied his appearance in the photo.

LifeNews.com

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House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fourth Time

IJR - Independent Journal Review

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed she had no idea about the national controversy surrounding a proposed bill in Virginia's General Assembly that would allow full term abortions.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

What a month!

In just two weeks the Democrat Party has allowed blackface, KKK, an alleged rapist and open anti-Semite into positions of power.

Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam was caught in blackface-KKK photos from his college yearbook. This was after he promoted infanticide.

In response, he announced on Sunday he would be the moral compass of the Democrat Party.

The following week Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring also announced he posed in blackface at a college party. This was after he criticized the governor for appearing in blackface.

At around the same time the Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault and rape — by two different women.

And then on Sunday open anti-Semite Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out a billionaire Jews in an anti-Semitic tirade.

The Virginia Governor Northam, Lt. Governor Fairfax, Attorney General Herring and liberal Rep. Ilhan Omar ALL RETAIN positions of power inside the Democrat Party.

NOT ONE of these offensive characters have been removed from power!

Who would have thought that in just two weeks @TheDemocrats would allow Blackface, KKK, Rapists and Anti-Semites into their ranks and into positions of power! Nice work, Democrats! https://t.co/vzx1HZNMow

— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 11, 2019

The Federalist

Published  1 week ago

In the past week, I’ve noticed a number of Democrats and liberal journalists refusing to concede inconvenient facts.

No matter how many times, for instance, you quote the plain language of the Virginia or New York abortion bills, they won’t acknowledge that both legalize the procedure until the moment of birth for virtually any reason. No matter how many times you show them language in those bills that explicitly protect doctors who terminate babies who are born alive from prosecution, they shake their heads as if you’re indulging in some right-wing conspiracy theory. No matter how many times you provide them with data that shows more than 15,000 abortions of viable babies being performed every year––most, if not all, having nothing to do with “saving the mother’s life”––they say “no.” (I’ve experienced it personally.)

During President Trump’s speech in El Paso yesterday, a Vox writer feigned indignation and claimed that “Trump falsely accuses Ralph Northam” of saying the governor supports “a newborn baby [coming] out into the world, and wrap the baby, make the baby comfortable, and then talk to the mother and talk to the father and then execute the baby. Execute the baby!”

Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, retweeted the claim to her million followers. To put this in perspective, Haberman’s following on Twitter is nearly as large as the Times’ daily weekday circulation.

No doubt Trump’s rhetoric is prone to exaggeration. In this instance, however, he was precise. For one thing, the sponsor of the Repeal Act, Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran, acknowledged that her bill allowed abortion through a woman dilating during birth. “My bill would allow that, yes,” she said. For another, we have recording of the governor of Virginia describing the process in which babies who survive abortion attempts can be terminated if the mother and doctor decide the life is inconvenient.

“I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam said. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

You might be turned off by Trump’s use of the word “execute,” but his contention is accurate. Haberman, who is ostensibly an unbiased professional journalist, has yet to explain why she would forward an obvious falsehood to her many readers.

The same game is being played with the Green New Deal proposal.

“I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of let’s hop a train to California, of you’re not allowed to own cows anymore,” Trump said in the El Paso speech. White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post Philip Rucker let his 340,000 followers on Twitter know that this was “false” and that “no one” had proposed any such thing. David Weigel, another well-read political reporter at The Post, who had earlier co-bylined a piece with the misleading headline “Ocasio-Cortez retracts erroneous information about Green New Deal,” retweeted Rucker’s falsehood to his 450,000 followers.

First of all, even if Ocasio-Cortez did walk back her pitch, it was proposed. This might be inconvenient, but it’s also indisputable. Simply because a politician pulls a proposal that’s been dragged across the entire internet and beaten senseless does not mean its existence has been expunged from the record.

The authors of the Green New Deal were very clear that their plan was a “massive transformation of our society” with “clear goals and a timeline.” Those goals included eliminating “combustion engines” and air travel and beef. It was the bill’s authors who wrote about “economic security” for those who are “unwilling to work.” They simply hadn’t come up with all the nuts and bolts yet. And, yes, a bunch of presidential candidates endorsed these ideas, while the FAQ was up.

Secondly, Ocasio-Cortez never really walked back her proposal, anyway. A journalist with access to the celebrated socialist congresswoman might want to take a break from running interference and ask her if the schemes found in the original Green New Deal factsheet are still worthy goals. Instead, they’re letting Ocasio-Cortez write their copy for them.

First, Ocasio-Cortez’s people lied and claimed the plan had been doctored. Then they claimed the Green New Deal FAQ was “an early draft” inadvertently posted. Supposedly, her chief of staff accidentally create a PDF of a draft and then accidentally posted it and then accidentally left it up for hours and hours while critics were dissecting it and forgot to mention it was only a draft. Why someone would want to eliminate cars, planes, and beef in any draft of a policy proposal is still a mystery. In any event, Ocasio-Cortez also accidentally sent the very same FAQ to NPR, and then accidentally her staff interviewed for a piece that was built around the accidentally posted FAQ.

No adult, much less a skeptical journalist, would believe such a ridiculous story. And yet!

The New York Times headline explaining the fiasco claims “Ocasio-Cortez Team Flubs a Green New Deal Summary, and Republicans Pounce.” You would think this headline is merely a troll job. I’m not so sure. Just read the preposterous conclusion of this Washington Post Fact Checker piece, which claims that since “Ocasio-Cortez has now disowned the FAQs and the statements that went beyond the resolution” and the “line about providing for people ‘unwilling to work’ has been walked back completely” they “won’t be awarding any Pinocchios in this kerfuffle.”

Trump says a lot of things, like claiming Mexico will pay for the border wall, and every reporter treats his political statements as if they are chiseled into a stone. They mock those who argue that Trump should be taken seriously, not literally. Yet Ocasio-Cortez can send out a FAQ and alleged journalists will claim that it never existed because it wasn’t part of a congressional bill.

In reality, Ocasio-Cortez never walked the ideas back. There was no “kerfuffle.” There was no “erroneous information.” There was no “flub.” Instead, it seems there was a move from rank bias to amateur gaslighting.

Fox News

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Republicans have found their platform for 2020, and they have Democrats to thank. After a month in which a partial government shutdown battered President Trump’s approval ratings, a string of self-inflicted wounds by Democrats has abruptly shifted the political landscape, resuscitating discouraged Republicans and also setting the debate for 2020.

The American Mirror

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President Trump is to blame for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring wearing blackface in the 1980s, says one member of Congress. Texas Congressman Al Green says the scandals that have engulfed the southern state are 'a symptom' of Trumps' influence on the country. https://twitter.com/RepAlGreen/status/1093498860788424709 'When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,' Green tweeted this week. 'Gov. Northam's refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump's bigotry is the problem,' he added, ending with

Daily Wire

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Democrat Nina Turner ripped Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday after Barragán tried to blame the Virginia Democrat racism scandal on President Donald Trump.

Breitbart

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Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) said he would not resign over the scandal over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

Northam said, “While we have made a lot of progress in Virginia, slavery has ended, schools have been desegregated, we have ended the Jim Crow laws, easier access to voting, it is abundantly clear that we still have a lot of work to do, and I really think this week raised the level of awareness in the Commonwealth and in this country that we have not seen certainly in my lifetime.”

He continued, “We have worked very hard. We’ve had a good first year, and I’m a leader. I’ve been in some very difficult situations, life-and-death situations, taken care of sick children.”

He added, “Right now, Virginia needs someone that can heal. There’s no better person to do that than a doctor. Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage, and who has a moral compass and that’s why I am not going anywhere. I have learned from this. I have a lot more to learn. But we near a unique opportunity now, again a 400-year anniversary of the history, whether bit good or bad in Virginia to really make some impactful changes.”

Big League Politics

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Blackface-wearing Democrat Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam kept digging himself a deeper hole on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” continuing possibly the worst string of public relations work in the recent history of American politics.

Host Gayle King pressed Northam on what she described as a “very difficult week for [Northam] and state of Virginia.” She opened the floor to Northam, asking him where he wanted to begin, and immediately he launched into a historical tirade, which quickly derailed

“We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while—” he said before King cut him off.

“Also known as slavery,” King said.

“Yes,” Northam replied sheepishly.

Last Saturday, Northam gave a bizarre speech at a press conference, denying that he was in the blackface photos first published by Big League Politics last Friday, despite the fact that he had apologized for appearing in the photos Friday evening. He then volunteered up the fact that he wore blackface at a Michael Jackson theme party in the 1980’s, before attempting to moonwalk off the podium.

The embattled Governor has refused to resign despite the scandal.

WATCH the exchange:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: "We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619. The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while—"@GayleKing: "Also known as slavery" pic.twitter.com/AiX96MU1rJ

Diamond & Silk

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is now facing more trouble.

Fairfax was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Vanessa Tyson, the incident allegedly occurring in 2004 at the Democratic national convention.

Then a second woman came forward, Meredith Watson, who says that Fairfax raped her when they were students at Duke University in 2000.

And now a state delegate, Patrick Hope has said that he intends to introduce impeachment proceedings against Fairfax on Monday if Fairfax hasn’t resigned by then.

Del. Patrick Hope said the state constitution “states very clearly that impeachment should be for high crimes and misdemeanors. There is no question that violent sexual assault clearly qualifies as high crime.”

Fairfax reaffirmed his innocence and his intention to remain in office on Saturday. He called for “space in this moment for due process” and for an FBI investigation. The FBI declined to comment.

Fairfax’s statement came hours after the state Democratic Party joined the chorus of calls for his resignation. Chair Susan Swecker said that in light of the “credible nature” of the latest claims against Fairfax, “it has become clear that he can no longer fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his post.”

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has also called for Fairfax to step down.

Both women accusers have also said through their attorneys that they would be willing to testify in any impeachment proceeding against Fairfax.

Fairfax has called for an FBI investigation. But since there is no federal crime, they would have no jurisdiction, as Fairfax would know. So the call seems hollow at best and trying to present a false picture to the public at worst.

But lawmakers are already faced with the blackface/KKK scandal of Governor Ralph Northam and the AG Mark Herring admitting that he too wore blackface in the 80s. So how they will approach an impeachment proceeding with Fairfax is not clear.

While rape would fit the qualification of a “high crime” for impeachment, blackface would be more of a question in terms of fitting the statute.

Northam is refusing to resign and he says he’s going to work on racial equality for the rest of his term. “This has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

He gave an interview to CBS to try to rehab his image. There will be highlights of it on “Face the Nation.”

New York Post

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Modal Trigger

Ilhan Omar can’t seem to help herself when it comes to anti-Semitism. The question is: What are leading Democrats and Never Trumpers, who’ve repeatedly accused the White House of empowering anti-Semitism, prepared to do about the congresswoman from Minnesota?

Omar tried to wiggle out of the implications of her earlier tweet about Israel “hypnotizing” the world by claiming ignorance about its meaning. She said she didn’t know she was tapping into an anti-Semitic trope when she smeared Israelis defending themselves against Hamas terrorists.

But she dug herself in deeper this weekend with tweets in which she asserted that the only reason why members of Congress support the Jewish state is “the Benjamins” — that is, money — offered by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby.

The claim that Jews use wealth to get their way is another libel that is straight out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the classic anti-Semitic hoax that has migrated from czarist Russia to the Muslim fever swamps.

It’s also a deliberate misreading of reality. The overwhelming majority of members of Congress support Israel because the overwhelming majority of Americans agree. But to Israel haters, it’s all a vast plot cooked up by dark, conspiratorial Jewish forces.

Americans like Israel for a variety of reasons, not least shared democratic values. Most also think there is something wrong with those who want to destroy the one Jewish state on the planet. That’s the goal of the BDS — boycott, divest and sanction — movement that Omar and her fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan support.

BDS masquerades as a call for justice, but its discriminatory purpose is indistinguishable from anti-Semitism. And if there was any doubt about that, both Omar and Tlaib have been doing their best to erase it with statements that illustrate the inextricable ties between BDS and hate.

Yet the Democratic Party has no interest in dishing out to Omar (and Tlaib) the same kind of stern justice that the Republicans meted out to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who was guilty of sympathy for white nationalists. King was stripped of all of his committee assignments. But Tlaib was put on the powerful Financial Service Committee and Omar was inexplicably rewarded with a coveted seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, which gives the BDS crowd a bully pulpit they had never enjoyed before.

It’s true that after staying quiet about previous anti-Semitic tweets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the party’s leadership team finally condemned Omar’s comments and called on her to apologize. But while that’s an important step in the right direction, there appears to be little chance Omar and Tlaib will lose their committee assignments or face any other punishment.

The reason for this is obvious. Democrats, including many of those running for president, fear their party’s hard-left base is sympathetic to Omar and Tlaib. That’s not just because of their identities as Somali- and Palestinian-American, respectively. The leadership also understands that a critical mass of Democratic activists has bought into bogus intersectional theories that falsely link the struggle for civil rights in the US to the Palestinian war against Israel’s right to exist.

Dems aren’t the only ones shy about calling out Omar and Tlaib. The Never Trumper William Kristol, who regularly accuses the president of fanning bigotry, had maintained a puzzling silence on Twitter as of this writing.

And while The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin cheered Pelosi’s swift response to Omar, days earlier she had claimed that, “in the Democratic Party, unlike the Republican Party, racism gets no sanctuary. The Democratic Party of 2019 simply will not abide by a white governor’s racist play-acting,” referring to Virgina Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal.

Or maybe it will. Omar retains her committee seat, and Northam has clung to the Executive Mansion in Richmond.

These are the same people who have been at pains to discern anti-Semitic dog whistles from Trump, who may be flawed but is also openly sympathetic to Israel and the Jewish community.

Unless and until Omar and Tlaib are not only condemned but isolated as anti-Semites by both Democrats and Republicans, there’s little chance that this virus of hatred won’t continue to spread.

Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of JNS.org and a contributor to National Review. Twitter: @JonathanS_Tobin

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) insisted on Thursday that the blackface and alleged sexual assault controversies engulfing the top three Democrats in Virginia will not damage the “national Democratic brand.”

In recent weeks, embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) admitted that he had put on blackface while he was a medical student, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) revealed that he also put on blackface while he was a college student at the University of Virginia.

Meanwhile, a California professor accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, alleging that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And on Friday, a day after Pelosi insisted that these scandals will not harm national Democrats, another woman, Meredith Watson, alleged that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University.

When Pelosi was asked if the scandals will hurt the “national Democratic brand,” she replied, “No, it does not.”

National Democrats who are banking on defeating Trump in 2020 by doubling down on the politics of race and MeToo walked into a trap when nearly all of them jumped into Virginia’s politics and called on Northam to resign. When scandals then engulfed Fairfax and Herring, many national Democrats started dodging questions, unable to say they would not get involved in Virginia’s politics days after nearly all of them jumped in to condemn Northam.

Last week, Northam apologized for appearing in either blackface or a KKK hood in a photo on his yearbook page before promptly denying the next day that he was in the photo. Northam did reveal, though, that he had put black shoe polish on his face to look like Michael Jackson for a dance contest in Texas.

As pressure mounted for Northam to resign, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a professor at California’s Scripps College, accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago.

“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent,” Tyson said in a statement, saying that she was only speaking out because Fairfax had been besmirching her name.

Fairfax has denied both allegations.

As some Virginia Democrats were getting ready for Herring, the attorney general, to potentially become the state’s next governor, Herring also admitted that he had put on blackface in the past, a confession that reportedly moved some of his black colleagues and lawmakers to tears.

“That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then,” Herring said in a statement. “It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes – and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others – we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup.”

Pelosi said Virginia Democrats have to “resolve their issues that they have there” and added that “it’s sad because they have some very talented leaders there.” But Pelosi added that the Virginia Democrats “have to have the confidence of the electorate and the legislature that they have to work with.”

“I’ll leave it up to them,” Pelosi said, doing her best to distance herself and national Democrats from the fiasco in Virginia.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

House Republicans are gearing up for a sustained push to expose leftist Democrats in the House on their increasingly extreme views on abortion

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state.

“I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.”

Northam is facing calls to resign after a his page from the 1984 yearbook that includes an image of an individual in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood surfaced. Northam, who initially apologized for the photo, later claimed he is neither of the individuals in it but appeared in blackface as Michael Jackson for a dance competition that same year.

In his first sit-down interview since the photo came to light, Northam insisted that he would commit the rest of his three years as governor to the fight for racial equality.

Despite the calls to resign, including from members of his own party, Northam has shown no signs that he has any interest in doing so. He has said that neither one of the individuals in the racist photograph are him. – READ MORE

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

Country music legend Charlie Daniels compared New York state’s new abortion law to the Holocaust, writing it is “every bit as satanically inspired.”

In a new Op-Ed for CNSNews, Daniels recounted, “There were six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, in gas chambers, mass shootings and any other kind of monstrous methods of death these demonic animals could come up with. Horrible right? Could never happen in the United States of America, right? … Wrong.”

“Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a bill that is every bit as evil, and just as satanically inspired, as Hitler’s Final Solution,” Daniels continued. “It’s a bill that allows abortion up to the time the child comes through the birth canal.”

He further explained that the newly-passed legislation, known at the “Reproductive Health Act,” also took away legal protections for the unborn child in instances not involving abortion, providing that deaths of babies in the womb will no longer be classified as homicide.

The bill “repealed that language so that deliberately causing the death of a child whose mother never even considered abortion is no crime at all,” the Liberty Counsel reported.

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Pro-life advocates have long pointed to the inconsistency in the legal treatment of the unborn child in cases involving violence against the pregnant mother leading to the baby’s death versus when the mother chooses to have an abortion.

In the first case, the perpetrator can be found guilty of murder, whereas in the second instance the U.S. Supreme Court has defined abortion as a constitutional right. In other words, the unborn child’s rights are entirely dependent on the mother’s frame of mind.

In his Op-Ed, Daniels also highlighted how close Virginia came to joining New York in allowing abortion up to the time of birth, with the legislation narrowly being defeated by Republicans.

The state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, a former pediatric neurologist, advocated for the bill.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, he told WTOP during a radio interview last week. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Daniels observed, “So, a living breathing human being, alive and living on its own outside the womb could be legally murdered, if the mother wishes.”

The singer noted former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is “currently serving three life sentences in Pennsylvania for killing babies that survived the abortion process.”

Presumably, if the proposed Virginia law would have passed, he would be guilty of no crime at all in that state, Daniels argued.

He said the fallacy of referring to the unborn child as “blob of flesh” has long since fallen to modern technology showing the baby’s development in the womb.

“Now it’s infanticide, plain, and simple, and it’s an evil, wicked, and ungodly service to the prince of darkness, innocence sacrificed on the altar of sexual convenience and political expediency,” he wrote.

Daniels concluded writing regardless of what laws are passed on earth, those who support the deaths of unborn children will face another judge when they leave this life.

“He is waiting behind the final veil at the end of the road we must all walk, where we will all appear and give account for the things we have done while on this earth, and we will all stand there, with no place to hide, where the verdicts are final and eternal. And there is no appeal.”

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Big League Politics

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Ibraheem Samirah, the Democrat nominee in Virginia’s 86th district House of Delegates election on February 19th, issued a statement Friday evening apologizing for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic social media posts that were published Thursday by Big League Politics. Samirah, a Muslim-American born to Palestinian refugees, said that giving money to Israel is worse than giving money to the Ku Klux Klan and wished for the late Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to “burn,” in addition to other hateful screeds.

“This slander campaign is using my 5-year old Facebook posts from my impassioned college days, posts that upon reflection and with the blessing of time, I sincerely regret and apologize for. I am so sorry that my ill-chosen words added to the pain of the Jewish community and I seek your understanding and compassion as I prove to you our common humanity,” Samirah stated.

Samirah’s Republican opponent, Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson, is not buying it.

“The recent timeline of racially insensitive remarks and actions made by Virginia Democrats has taken our Commonwealth by storm. Shortly following the news of the failed HB 2491, news broke that Governor Northam wore ‘blackface’. Then Mark Herring admitted doing the same. All the while numerous alleged sexual assault allegations started piling up against Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax. There is no doubt about the turmoil at the top of the ticket,” Nelson said in response.

“The metaphorical domino has since fallen here into our Special Election in District 86. Democrat nominee, Ibraheem Samirah, was quoted in a 2014 Facebook post stating that funding Israel is “worse” than sending money to the KKK. Taking from the playbook of his statewide elected idols, Samirah blamed his “impassioned” college days for his actions. This is simply inexcusable on all levels. Racism has no place in our Commonwealth. Especially from individuals in office or seeking office,” Nelson stated.

Ibraheem Samirah is the Democratic nominee for Virginia House of Delegates in the 86th District. His election takes place later this month, on February 19th. Samirah is up against U.S. Airforce veteran Gregg Nelson in the special election.

Samirah is also a rabid Israel hater who speaks of the “Israeli occupation” and recently vowed to “avenge” the deaths of Egyptian protesters, according to his own social media posts, which have been provided to Big League Politics.

The revelations about Ibraheem Samirah’s anti-semitism come while an embattled Virginia Democrat Party struggles to maintain control of power amid blackface and KKK hood scandals plaguing Governor Ralph Northam (READ the story Big League Politics first broke wide open HERE.) and Attorney General Mark Herring — who called for Northam to resign amidst the first blackface scandal — and credible sexual assault allegations made by Stanford Fellow Vanessa Tyson, which this reporter also reported first.

Samirah has agitated for the BDS movement, which he worked for as the co-founder of American University’s Jewish Voice for Peace chapter.

Ibraheem Samirah told former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to burn in Hell after Sharon died — later deleting his Facebook message.

“Ariel Sharon, burn. Burn a million times for every innocent soul you killed. Hell is excited to have you,” Samirah said.

Samirah said that sending money to Israel is “worse” than sending money to the Ku Klux Klan.

He also made vicious comments about Israeli teenagers.

“This begs me to ask the question: What does my family have to do with a Holocaust that occurred thousands of miles away and henceforth, why does my family have to lose their property rights because of its occurrence? The documentation my grandfather holds is valid in the international courts at the Hague, but Israel does not recognize them nor most international law for that matter,” Samirah wrote in 2014. “Theres a huge need, within Israel, to cover up its illegal occupation and crimes, hence why its being sanctioned by the world through the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, a hot and coming movement thats been on the rise for 10 years now. This is all not irrelevant!”

“I do not know what other message God is sending me other than that I am not dead because I am to avenge for the murders of innocent protesters not just in Egypt, but in the entire world,” Samirah said, referring to anti-Sisi Egyptian protesters.

www.theepochtimes.com

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced earlier this month showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on Northam’s yearbook page. The photo was first published by Big League Politics and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot. One half […]

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, took to social media to respond to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tweet that said, “We have a moral responsibility to protect God’s creation for generations to come. That is why today, we named members of the Select Committee on Climate Crisis. #ActOnClimate.”

“Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome,” Haley tweeted:

Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome. https://t.co/gV54ROiYfn

Pelosi announced the committee and its members on Thursday, which does not include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who unveiled her Green New Deal climate change resolution on the same day.

The Democratic Party has been under fire from pro-life advocates for recent abortion legislation signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on the subject.

The “Reproductive Health Act” permits abortions up to the time of birth for the broadly termed ‘health’ of the mother and revokes the requirement for medical care for babies born alive after a failed abortion,” according to the Liberty Counsel. The law also repeals language that classified the death of the child in the womb as a homicide.

Pro-life supporters have long pointed to the inconsistency in the legal treatment of the unborn child in cases involving violence against the pregnant mother leading to the baby’s death versus when the mother chooses to have an abortion.

The pro-life community has responded to recent legislative action supporting late-term abortions, including the legalization of those abortions in New York and a failed attempt to make a similar law in Virginia.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

A secluded governor has emerged from his mansion in Virginia to speak to his voters that he’s not resigning, but he is releasing new plans.

Governor Ralph Northam is trying to escape two weeks of bad publicity concerning a racist photo that was published on his college yearbook page. If you don’t know by now, the photo had one individual in blackface and had another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Northam contends he wasn’t in the photo after he apologized for the photo the night before. Many believed it was Northam since it was his yearbook page, but it has not been confirmed.

You have to admit, Northam played this well. Everyone knows the first 96 hours of a scandal are the most crucial and then the people forget. He has surpassed that, and he will be old news by next weekend. He’s not going anywhere.

“I overreacted,” he said, by putting out a statement taking blame for the picture. “If I had it to do over I would step back and take a deep breath.” He said that an “independent investigation” being conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School is aimed at clearing up the facts around it.

Looking ahead, Northam said he has asked his cabinet secretaries to come up with specific proposals to begin addressing issues of inequality, such as expanding access to health care, housing and transportation, and to begin reporting suggestions on Monday.

“It’s obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do. There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity,” he said. “There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entrepreneurship. And so this has been a real, I think , an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the level of awareness for racial issues in Virginia. And so we’re ready to learn from our mistakes.”

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Just think, 250 years after the Declaration of Independence stated: “truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” And we’re still talking about this.

Racial equality will only come about when people feel it in their hearts. The fact is, we are created equal, but that changes as soon as the birth certificates are issued, and the ethnicity box is checked.

Between their p***yhat parades, Supreme Court hearing temper tantrums, blaming all their failures on the Russians and thinking they can solve racism by tearing down old statues, the Democrats were already in a bad spot.

After this past week’s Democrat idiocy, the last of their 2020 chances probably just went out the window. I hope Northam can make progress with racial equality to offset the hate and division the Democratic Party has created.

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The Old School Patriot

Published  2 weeks ago

Back when Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973, the mandate was that abortion was to be safe, legal, and rare. Well, abortion was made legal, but to this day we can hardly claim it is safe, and certainly not rare.

We recently shared with you the number of procedures murdering unborn children globally last year, near 42M. And, we have stressed the fact that in the Black community there have been nearly 18M babies murdered in the womb since Roe v. Wade. In NYC more black babies were killed than born alive. We witnessed how vile and vicious the progressive socialist left was towards high school students from Covington, Kentucky who were in DC for the National March for Life rally.

I find it utterly disturbing that leftists show more compassion towards dogs, cats, and baby seals that they do human babies. Yes, the recent legalization of infanticide by Gov. Cuomo of New York, and the supportive declaration by Virginia’s Gov. Northam has taken this to another level. Indeed, it was surprisingly heroic to have a sitting American president take a stance on this heinous issue during a State of the Union address. President Trump’s challenge to end late-term abortion was met by stoic faces of Democrats . . . and now this.

As reported by Townhall:

“House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we’ll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It’s not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it. Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure. The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Let me reiterate this again: Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for doing to three babies — infants — exactly what Gov. Cuomo legalized, and the Democrats in the House and Senate are blocking. There is no justification for this, other than the progressive socialist left in America is the party of infanticide. This nation, our America, must “Choose Greatness,” it cannot choose infanticide.

This is no longer an issue of women’s reproductive health rights. I do not think anyone would deny a woman healthcare for ovarian, uterine, cervical, or breast cancer, or fibroid tumor treatment. I find the argument that abortion is a human right to be very disingenuous and to say anyone believing that allowing a baby — with a heartbeat after 18 days — to live somehow violates a woman’s right is absurd.

Let’s all agree that in this day and time, murdering an unborn child is not a viable birth control option. It is my personal belief that there are three cases where any woman should make the choice of life herself: if pregnancy has resulted from rape, incest, and if there is a certifiable threat to the life of the mother.

This is no longer the case with the left in America. They are now fully embracing that which resulted in Dr. Kermit Gosnell being sentenced to life in prison: the murder of an infant. Consider that if someone kills a pregnant woman, they are charged with a double homicide. Then again, this is something that the progressive socialist left, led by Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby, are trying to overturn these laws in respective states. Why?

Why does it appear that the left in America has such a hatred of unborn children? Sorry folks, but there is only one thing that I can say: this is pure, unadulterated evil. We have a clear choice in America going forward. We can “Choose Greatness,” or choose this clear and present evil.

I do not know what unborn children have done to the Democrat Party to deserve such disregard, disrespect, and dismissal. No, I am not anti-woman, which, of course, is how the left will twist my thoughts. Remember, if you do not agree with their ideological agenda, regardless of the basic morality of it, you are anti-something.

I must ask our dear delusional progressive socialist friends, why would you align yourselves with a white supremacist, racist, a woman who spoke at Ku Klux Klan rallies, Margaret Sanger? This is all part of her derangement, and she created Planned Parenthood to carry out her vision of death for our unborn . . . Of course, intended for children who resemble me.

I must admit, the Democrats are making this decision really easy . . . well, for those of us who still have a moral compass.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley questioned whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's commitment to protecting God's creation extended to include babies.

Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

Racist Ralph Northam, the Democrat governor of Virginia, is reportedly reading “Roots” in a public-relations bid to salvage his failing governorship after Big League Politics published a blackface-KKK photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook page. Northam has admitted that he did darken his face in the past, purportedly in emulation of Michael Jackson.

Northam is clinging to office as his nemesis, lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, is experiencing a multi-accuser sexual assault scandal leading many top Democrats including former governor Terry McAuliffe to call for Fairfax’s resignation.

Northam is trying to save himself by discovering African-American literature.

Buzzfeed News reports: “Northam doesn’t plan to hold any more press conferences any time soon. Advisers are in the midst of negotiations with major networks for a nationally televised interview they hope will humanize him. Additionally, his advisers have assigned the governor homework: He’s begun to read Alex Haley’s “Roots”, and “The Case for Reparations,” the seminal essay in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.”

Somehow, it seems unlikely that the African-American community and social justice activists are going to let him off the hook for his racist past.

WATCH LIVE: @howleyreports and @pdabrosca are reporting live from the State Capitol in Richmond, VA

Hundreds of protestors are on hand to demand the resignation of Ralph Northamhttps://t.co/j4CXbxZVHZ

— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 4, 2019

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

Hoo boy. I suppose there’s no legal distinction between “being treated as the victim” and just flat-out “the victim,” but the qualifiers people use mean a lot. It sounds like Chicago police want to bend over backwards to not appear biased against a guy who has a big megaphone and lots of high-profile sympathizers. But…

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Rep. Al Green on Thursday pledged to force a House vote to impeach the president, citing the blackface scandals plaguing Virginia Democrats as “a symptom” of the president’s bigotry.

“When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,” the Texas Democrat tweeted Thursday morning. “Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring, both Democrats, are facing calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. A photo also surfaced from Mr. Northam’s personal page out of his medical school yearbook that showed two men, one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.

.@RepAlGreen: "There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says." pic.twitter.com/07Nk0YxTHZ

Mr. Green, who has already forced two failed impeachment votes, said on the House floor Thursday that he planned on forcing a third vote against the president, asking fellow congress members to go “on record” and reject bigotry by starting “at the top.”- READ MORE

National Review

Published  2 weeks ago

During a cabinet meeting Friday afternoon, Virginia governor Ralph Northam told his staff that he will not resign despite the overwhelming condemnation he’s received from fellow Democrats this week following the emergence of a racist photo on his 1984 medical-school-yearbook page, according to the Associated Press.

The yearbook photo, which depicts one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan uniform, was first published on Friday by the right-wing website Big League Politics. Immediately following its publication, Northam admitted to appearing in the photo and apologized for the harm it caused his constituents. Then, during a Saturday afternoon press conference, Northam backtracked, denying that he appeared in the photo but admitting to darkening his face on another occasion while he was in college.

In the wake of the press conference, prominent national and state Democrats urged Northam to resign, arguing he had lost the public’s trust.

Northam’s potential resignation was complicated this week by the emergence of sexual-assault allegations against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, who would succeed Northam in the event of his resignation. Fairfax has admitted to engaging in a consensual sexual encounter with one accuser, Vanessa Tyson, in a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention but denied Tyson’s assault allegation. In a statement released Friday, a second woman accused Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University in 2000. Fairfax immediately denied that allegation as well and said he would not resign in comments to reporters.

Virginia attorney general Mark Herring, who is behind Fairfax in the line of succession, also admitted this week to wearing blackface to a party while he was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in 1980.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

The abortion extremism of Govs. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Ralph Northam (D-VA) crossed a line in American public opinion.

The Federalist

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Democrats are trying to eviscerate the Second Amendment by imposing undue burdens on law-abiding gun owners who just want to protect themselves.

I Love My Freedom

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Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel attack President Donald Trump almost every single night on their respective shows. But they have been noticeably silent on disgraced Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam -- and that's because

I Love My Freedom

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Cowardly Democrat Patty Murray of Washington has blocked Senate Republicans and their attempt to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, then was seen running from a Capitol Hill Correspondent after she was asked about

dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

Failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams urged the embattled Virginia Democrats to atone for their past inappropriate conduct, but would not call for their resignation, unlike her response to Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Abrams encouraged Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring to “take personal responsibility” for donning blackface on separate occasions in the 1980s. She also urged Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax to do the same, however, Fairfax has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

“I know this, these are men who have tried to do the right thing in their professional lives, but I think they have to grapple with their private and personal decisions,” Abrams told BuzzFeed News on Thursday.

She stopped short of asking for any of the three Virginia Democrats to resign.

“I know that this is a difficult issue. I believe racism is wrong, I believe racist words and racist deeds require amends,” Abrams continued. “I would ask the state of Virginia, especially the governor, to think about what amends looks like in their state.”

The Georgia politician’s response is noticeably different than her reaction to the allegations of sexual assault against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which has recently drawn comparisons to Fairfax’s situation.

Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced during Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in 2018 — the justice vehemently denied all allegations against him. The claims against Kavanaugh were never corroborated and ultimately dismissed.

Conversely, Fairfax acknowledges a sexual encounter occurred with his accuser, however, he contended it was consensual. (RELATED: Stacey Abrams Wants To Run For Office, She’s Just Not Sure Which Position)

Abrams was a vocal opponent of Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to block his nomination. After the allegations against him arose, she argued the women should be believed regardless of corroborating evidence.

“Even today, structural and cultural barriers have created stigma that prevents survivors of sexual assault from coming forward,” Abrams told Marie Claire in September 2018. “It is incumbent upon our leaders to treat sexual assault prevention and building a culture of consent as a public health issue, and to ensure that survivors who wish to come forward can do so safely, and be believed.”

Abrams also participated in a national walk-out and a moment of solidarity with Kavanaugh’s accuser.

Survivors of sexual assault deserve respect. The way Dr. Blasey Ford has been treated is unacceptable. I will be participating in a national moment of solidarity at 1PM today because I #BelieveSurvivors. Will you join me?https://t.co/6Ntlhk7MI3 #gapol pic.twitter.com/eJPVPdj2R8

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) September 24, 2018

“Survivors of sexual assault deserve respect,” she tweeted. “The way Dr. Blasey Ford has been treated is unacceptable.”

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Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope (D) warned Friday evening that he will introduce articles of impeachment against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) unless he resigns by Monday as a second allegation of sexual assault surfaced.

“On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then.,” Hope said in a statement shared to social media.

A second woman, Meredith Watson, has come forward to accuse Fairfax of sexual assault, alleging in a statement Friday that the attack took place when she and Fairfax were Duke University classmates in 2000. The allegation comes after California college professor Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax on Wednesday of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 during the Democrat National Convention.

Contenders for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination have begun to issue calls for the lieutenant governor of Virginia to resign. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) were first among the expanding field to call for Fairfax’s resignation. Booker posted on Twitter that “the multiple detailed allegations against the Lt. Gov. of Virginia are deeply troubling” and called on Fairfax to leave office.

Gillibrand called details of the second woman’s claims “sickening and horrendous” and also called on Fairfax to step down, continuing:

This new allegation from Meredith Watson that Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax raped her, corroborated by at least two named individuals in interviews and emails, is sickening and horrendous. I believe Meredith Watson and Dr. Tyson, and it was extremely brave for them to come forward. Mr. Fairfax should resign and no longer serve the Commonwealth of Virginia

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) also called on Fairfax to step aside, urging for the embattled Virginia Democrat to do so right away.

Fairfax has vehemently denied the allegations and has called for an investigation into the claims. “The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible,” said McAuliffe. “It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.”

The new accusation further clouds the fate of Virginia’s government. Fairfax would take over if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) were to resign over the racist photo that appeared on his medical school yearbook page. Northam told his top staff Friday that he would not resign. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D), who is second in line of succession, admitted to putting on blackface in college.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mail Online

Published  2 weeks ago

Meredith Watson has accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in 2000 - when they were both students at Duke University, her attorney said Friday.

The Daily Beast

Published  2 weeks ago

Meredith Watson claims Fairfax raped her in 2000, when they were both students at Duke University. Earlier this week, Vanessa Tyson publicly accused Fairfax of sexual assault.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said on Thursday that Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal is a symptom of President Donald J. Trump’s “bigotry” and promised to keep pushing impeachment.

Green promised to press forward with the impeachment of President Trump, contending that Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign amidst his blackface scandal is a symptom of Trump’s alleged racist views.

“When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,” Green tweeted on Thursday. “Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.”

When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the highest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry. Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act on Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead

— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) February 7, 2019

Green also said on Thursday that he will push for an impeachment vote regardless of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation says about alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says,” Green said on the House floor on Thursday.

.@RepAlGreen: "There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says." pic.twitter.com/07Nk0YxTHZ

— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2019

Rep. Green has already forced two failed impeachment votes on the House floor, asked lawmakers to go “on record” and reject bigotry that starts “at the top.”

Northam, as well as Attorney General Mark Herring, continue to face calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces an accusation of sexual misconduct as well and subsequent calls to resign.

The Washington Post called on Northam to resign in an editorial on Wednesday. Virginia Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox, who would become governor if Northam, Fairfax, and Herring resign, also called on Herring to resign after admitting to wearing blackface.

“You have in Virginia, a Klansman and blackface next to each other in a yearbook. It has been acknowledged as that of the governor,” Congressman Green said. “There is enough evidence not only to ask that the governor resign but to demand that he do so.

Green continued:

But I understand why this level of bigotry is going to be tolerated to a certain extent because we don’t want to take on the president. If we allow the president to exist with his bigotry, how can we demand with any degree of credibility that the governor resign? We have to start at the top. This level of bigotry is trickling down.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is not planning on pursuing charges, a source close to her legal team told Fox News.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

It was a big deal when 14 high-school students had President Trump in their classroom.

The Political Insider

Published  2 weeks ago

President spoke at National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, says 'every soul' is a 'precious gift from heaven'

American Greatness

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Post by @theamgreatness.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

Still rattled after President Trump’s triumphant State Of The Union address on Tuesday night, flummoxed Democrats are in disarray over the glowing approval ratings that the president’s speech is drawing and as a result, are tripling-down on radicalism in the hope of appeasing their lunatic fringe base.

Despite being delayed by the power-drunk Nancy Pelosi, Trump used the time that his SOTU was postponed to hone his message to Americans which he then delivered like a haymaker to the jaw of the extremists, baby-killers, fascists, and socialists that now comprise the Democratic party.

VOTE NOW: Should Nancy Pelosi Be Removed From Office?

Americans may have been subjected to so much propaganda from the dishonest media that they have become numbed and scared of daring to speak out but one thing that has sparked massive outrage is the Dems’ maniacal embrace of not just abortion, but actual infanticide.

A flurry of monstrous new laws that have been ramrodded through in Democrat-controlled states are now openly embracing the murder of a human baby after he/she has actually been born!

Dem Governors in Andrew Cuomo’s New York and embattled Ralph Northam’s Virginia have put their seal of approval on this horrifying and unthinkable crusade to expand abortion to outside the womb – likely out of cynicism – but they have suffered a huge setback after Trump made it clear that the Dems’ stance was not only abominable but un-American and inhuman to its core.

Trump hit for the cycle on Tuesday by establishing MAGA, blasting the neocons on their foreign wars, ripping the police state investigations and unequivocally stating that American would never become a socialist country.

He also claimed the moral high ground on the post-birth extermination of human life that the Democrats (like their ideological predecessors in Nazi Germany) are championing.

Video: Here's the portion of Trump's #SOTU where he calls out the ghoulish behavior of the left and their increasingly rabid support of late-term abortions and infanticide. At the end of that part, he concluded: "All children, born and unborn, are made in the image of God." pic.twitter.com/XqxiIXH2JZ

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 6, 2019

You can hardly blame the 78-year-old Pelosi who clearly is losing the battle with dementia to stand her ground and to side with the exterminators.

CHECK IT OUT:

Via The Daily Caller, “Pelosi Calls Trump’s Request To Ban Late-Term Abortion ‘Really Quite A Sad Thing'”:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s call for legislation to ban late-term abortion by saying it’s a “sad thing.”

“It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life — health and ability to have other children of women,” she said when asked by The Daily Caller. “I hope that in his family, he never has to face that crisis and apply his attitude toward it.”

Thanks to Chuck and Nancy and their fanatical base, the Dems are going all-in on baby killing which is not likely to resonate with Americans outside of the degenerate enclaves of New York, Chicago, and California and they may have just provided the spark for the silent majority to punch their tickets to the ashbin of history with the other ill-fated totalitarian regimes.

Dems have been emboldened and reckless in their jihad to avenge Hillary’s loss but after the last week the tide may be turning because their overreach has gone a bridge too far.

STAR POLITICAL

Published  2 weeks ago

Bette Midler has once again weighed in on Politics and this time it’s over the top.

According to Lifezette, Midler was particularly irked when Trump argued against late-term abortion laws, which are inexplicably becoming more and more popular.

Midler suggested to her pro-choice followers to “buy stock in coat hangers” following Trump’s remarks.

“Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys,” Midler wrote.

Buy stock in coat hangers! Here we go, 60 years, back to the back alleys!

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 6, 2019

Lifezette took aim at the tweet noting, “The tweet is a detestable reference to self-induced abortions.”

Not only is Midler’s statement in very poor taste, it shows how clearly confused she is about Trump’s remarks.

The pro-life president is vehemently opposed to late-term abortions and situations in which these children can sometimes be born alive.

The president said, during his speech, “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” a clear reference to just recent comments made by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

Northam said infants who are born deformed or are unable to survive birth would only be resuscitated “if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue.”

Northam is in favor of loosening restrictions on late-term abortions.

Rantt

Published  2 weeks ago

After two years of watching Devin Nunes act as President Trump’s obstructive arm in the House, Chairman Adam Schiff has arrived.

Rantt Rundown, Day 748 of Trump’s presidency – Today’s top stories:

1. Finally, the House investigation we deserve: From his false FISA surveillance scandal to his effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Devin Nunes and House Republicans helped President Trump undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. As chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, Nunes prematurely shut down the House’s Russia investigation, refused to release testimony, and ultimately aided President Trump’s coverup. Those days are over. The midterms delivered Democrats the majority in the House, and with that win came vast power. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is not wasting any time.

Schiff is reopening the House’s Russia investigation with a scope that covers every facet of Trump’s corrupt behavior, which will likely include a look at the evidence of Trump’s potential money laundering for Russian oligarchs. Schiff is also probing Trump’s finances for ties to foreign entities that may be influencing his policy. This goes beyond Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and into the scope of a global corruption investigation that seeks to determine whether nations like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others have successfully influenced President Trump. The House Intelligence Committee has also handed Mueller over 50 transcripts of interviews from the last two years of their Russia investigation, which puts anyone who lied to Congress under immense scrutiny. This development, on top of the recent New York subpoenas seeking whether foreign entities illegally funneled money into Trump’s inaugural committee, should strike fear into Donald Trump.

2. The State of the Union: On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address calling for unity, and then immediately undercut that message by fear-mongering about immigrants. One of the most notable moments was when President Trump addressed the historic wave of newly elected female candidates, which led to the freshmen Democratic Representatives, all dressed in white, to celebrate. But surely, the moment that won the night, was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s clapback of the century.

3. Virginia gubernatorial mess update: After admitting to wearing blackface, Governor Ralph Northam continued to refuse to resign even after losing support from the entire Democratic Party. By Saturday morning, several prominent Democrats also called for his resignation, including presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Other big names like Joe Biden had chimed in as well. By the end of the day Saturday, Northam’s own Attorney General called for his resignation as well as his key allies Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Terry McAuliffe. On Monday, there was an entirely new scandal arising as a woman came forward with a sexual assault allegation against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax. And on Tuesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to wearing blackface in his youth as well. None have resigned so far, but all eyes are still on Virginia.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

This is an opinion piece by Dylan of Educating Liberals…

According to a poll by Morning Consult, Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) support from Virginia Democrats has only taken a slight hit from 70 percent to 50 percent.

That’s right…

HALF of the Democrats in Virginia still support this racist loser who’s recently been exposed for dressing in blackface, calling himself “coonman” in college, refusing to shake hands with African Americans, and advocating for the murder of full-term babies.

VOTER POLL: Does Trump have your vote in 2020?

This kind of behavior is absolutely disgusting and should be condemned by any rational person, but many of the Democrat’s followers are so incredibly brainwashed by the fake news media that they are actually defending it!

Talk about insanity.

Personally, I think it’s flat out wrong and unacceptable that Northam would dress up in blackface and go by the nickname of “Coonman” in college, but nothing he has done angers me more than his twisted stance on aborting newborn babies.

5 days ago on WTOP’s Ask The Governor, Northam had this to say:

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Read that again if you need to…

The governor of Virginia is suggesting that it’s perfectly okay for a baby to be BORN and then kept ALIVE while the mother takes her time to decide if she wants to end it’s LIFE or not.

President Trump forewarned this kind of barbaric behavior in a 2016 presidential debate when he said:

“With what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that that’s okay, and Hillary can say that that’s okay, but it’s not okay with me.”

I find it appalling that we even have to have a conversation about ending an innocent baby’s life after it has already been born, but the hearts of the radical left have become so cold and so bitter from their constantly programmed hatred of Trump that they no longer care if they make sense or not – even when another human’s life is on the line.

VOTER POLL: Does Trump have your vote in 2020?

I mean, these are the same people who cried and protested for months on end when we temporarily separated children from their parents at the border to make sure they weren’t being trafficked and sold into sex rings.

As long as the fake news media keeps projecting racism on President Trump and the rest of the Republicans, while at the same time defending the racist behaviors of the Democrats, there will always be idiots who are brainwashed into protecting the scumbags.

The Democrats of Virginia are case in point.

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), blocking a Senate bill that would require doctors to give aid to babies who survived abortions, objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, LifeSiteNews reports.

Last Thursday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent voteafter Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.” Sasse had already called for a unanimous consent vote to pass a resolution defending the Knights of Columbus in mid-January. That resolution was passed unanimously.

Sasse appealed to the conscience of the entire Senate, saying, “Just a few years ago, the abortion lobby was really clear in its talk about hoping abortion would be … safe, legal, and rare. Now we’re talking about keeping the baby comfortable while the doctors have a debate about infanticide. You’re either for babies, or you’re defending infanticide … please, don’t let Governor Northam define you.”

Murray objected to the unanimous consent vote, stating, “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object.”- READ MORE

Breaking911

Published  2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, Va. – Dr. Vanessa Tyson released a statement Wednesday detailing her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

Fairfax would be second in line for Governor of Virginia if Ralph Northam resigns.

Read Tyson’s statement in full:

On the night of Friday, February 1, 2019, I read multiple news accounts indicating that Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax would likely be elevated to Governor as an immediate result of a scandal involving Governor Ralph Northam. This news flooded me with painful memories, bringing back feelings of grief, shame, and anger that stemmed from an incident with Mr. Fairfax that occurred in July 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

I met Mr. Fairfax on July 26, 2004, when he and I were working at the Convention. We struck up a conversation on the first day of the Convention and soon realized we had a mutual friend. We crossed paths occasionally during the first two days and our interactions were cordial, but not flirtatious. We commiserated about our long work hours, and on the afternoon of the third day of the Convention, July 28, 2004, Mr. Fairfax suggested that I get some fresh air by accompanying him on a quick errand to retrieve documents from his room in a nearby hotel. Given our interactions up to that time, I had no reason to feel threatened and agreed to walk with him to his hotel. I stood in the entryway of the room and after he located the documents, he walked over and kissed me. Although surprised by his advance, it was not unwelcome and I kissed him back. He then took my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was fully clothed in a pantsuit and had no intention of taking my clothes off or engaging in sexual activity. In the back of my mind, I also knew I needed to return to Convention headquarters.

What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch. Only then did I realize that he had unbuckled his belt, unzipped his pants, and taken out his penis. He then forced his penis into my mouth. Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me. As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him. I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again.

After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame. I did not speak about it for years, and I (like most survivors) suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies, and to pursue my goal of building a successful career as an academic. At the time, I found this horrific incident especially degrading given my regular volunteer work at a local rape crisis center. Over the next decade or so, I would go on to earn my PhD from the University of Chicago and become a tenured professor at Scripps College, a prestigious women’s college in Claremont, California.

Years later, in October of 2017, I saw a picture of Mr. Fairfax accompanying an article in The Root about his campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia. The image hit me like a ton of bricks, triggering buried traumatic memories and the feelings of humiliation I’d felt so intensely back in 2004. Prior to reading the article, I had not followed Mr. Fairfax’s career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do, I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia, who were voters, about the assault.

That October, as the #MeToo movement intensified, women throughout the world began forcefully speaking out about the sexual violence they had experienced and the impact of those experiences on their lives. The courage of so many women coming forward to confront powerful men and systems that allow such abuse to occur are part of what inspired me to action. I felt a responsibility to myself, the beloved students I teach, and the brave women I’ve tried to help overcome their own trauma. The passion and resolve of so many survivors, coupled with the job security that tenure afforded me, gave me the strength I simply did not have in 2004. By December 2017, I not only told many friends that Mr. Fairfax had sexually assaulted me but I also reached out to a personal friend at The Washington Post and spoke to his colleague about the assault.

After The Washington Post decided in March 2018 not to run my story, I felt powerless, frustrated, and completely drained. Again I tried to bury memories of this painful incident and focus on my work and my students.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, as stories appeared in the media suggesting that Governor Northam would have to resign and that Mr. Fairfax would be sworn in as Governor, I felt a jarring sense of both outrage and despair. That night I vented my frustration on Facebook in a message that I wrote as a private post. I did not identif~’ Lt. Governor Fairfax by name but stated that it seemed inevitable that the campaign staffer who assaulted me during the Democratic Convention in 2004 was about to get a big promotion. It was not my intention in that moment to inject myself into what has become a much larger political battle.

The following morning, I was inundated with messages of care and concern from friends — including many I had told about the sexual assault — and numerous inquiries from journalists who had become aware of my post. Over the weekend, I was undecided about whether to speak out publicly. I knew that if I did so, I would immediately face accusations about my motives and be branded a liar, as is routinely the case when women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent men.

On Sunday night, before I had time to decide on a course of action, an online publication published a screenshot of my Facebook post, identified me by name, and posted pictures of me. In response, at 2:55 a.m. on February 4, 2019, Mr. Fairfax issued a statement further escalating this matter by calling me a liar and falsely characterizing the reasons The Washington Post decided not to run a story about my allegations. The Post was forced to repudiate Mr. Fairfax~s statement that there were “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations” which led it to decide not to publish a story about my account. Rather, as is often the case in situations where sexual assault by an acquaintance occurs behind closed doors years earlier, it is difficult to corroborate either the victim’s allegations or the accused’s denials.

Mr. Fairfax’s suggestion that The Washington Post found me not to be credible was deceitful, offensive, and profoundly upsetting. He has continued a smear campaign by pointing reporters to a 2007 educational video in which I talked about being the victim of incest and molestation. In that video I did not talk about being assaulted by Mr. Fairfax. This, of course, is not proof that he did not assault me. His reliance on this video to say the opposite is despicable and an offense to sexual assault survi~’ors everywhere.

Since October 2017 when I first began telling friends about the assault, I have never wavered in my account because I am telling the truth. I have no political motive. I am a proud Democrat. My only motive in speaking now is to refute Mr. Fairfax’s falsehoods and aspersions of my character, and to provide what I believe is important information for Virginians to have as they make critical decisions that involve Mr. Fairfax.

With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight. It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened. I very much wish to resume my life as an academic and professor. I do not want to get further embroiled in this highly charged political environment.

This is the only statement I and my legal team will be making.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

I was honored to be among those Americans selected to sit in the House gallery at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. I was a guest of Rep. Jody Hice, a Republican congressman from Georgia.

It was one of those uniquely American moments – where strangers sat together – many of opposing political views – united under the belief that we are a free people, one nation – under God.

My seatmate was a Democrat from Illinois. She runs a non-profit food pantry in Aurora. We found common ground by talking about food – the belief that no American should ever have to go to bed hungry.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS: READ THE SPEECH

Also in my section was an investment guy from the Silicon Valley and a Packers fan from Wisconsin – and a decorated Army Ranger from Texas. He was gracious as all of us shook his hand and thanked him for his service.

In advance of the big night I had to provide the congressman’s staff with my name and birthdate and Social Security number. It all made perfect sense what with the president and the vice president and all the other important people in the House chamber.

So you can imagine my surprise when I learned there were several DACA recipients in the audience and one was seated in our midst. How she gained entry into the building without a Social Security card is beyond me.

Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., acknowledged that he had invited an illegal immigrant to attend the SOTU. She had been an intern on his campaign in 2018. The congressman could have selected a law-abiding, American taxpayer to watch the SOTU but instead, he chose someone who does not even legally belong in the country. What made that person so special?

As near as I could tell there were not too many fans of President Trump sitting in my section of the gallery. More than once I was the only person giving the president a standing ovation. And I might have triggered a few microaggressions when I hollered, “Amen!” when the president delivered a passionate defense of the unborn and newborn.

He used graphic language to call out New York lawmakers who passed a law allowing mothers to abort their babies in the birth canal.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” the president said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

He went on to publicly shame Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam for affirming “that he would execute a baby after birth.”

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth – all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.”

The Republicans rose with a mighty force and roared their affirmation of the president’s remarks. It was, in my estimation, the most passionate and emotional moment of the evening.

But the reaction from Democrats was stunning albeit predictable. They refused to stand in agreement that newborn children deserve the right to live.

There they sat for the nation to see – many dressed in white – as they sat stone-faced in their seats.

A few days ago I caused a bit of an uproar when I said on "Fox News at Night" that there was an evil in the Democratic Party. After what I saw on Tuesday night -- I absolutely stand by those words. There is something demonic happening within the ranks of the Democrats.

Perhaps they should consider swapping their white dresses and cloaks for sackcloth and ashes.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said “fuck that bitch” in reference to his accuser during a private meeting where he attempted to discredit her, according to NBC News.

Earlier this week, and thanks only to alternative media, we learned that Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a professor of politics at Scripps College in Claremont, California, told the Washington Post in late 2017 that Fairfax, a Democrat, forced her to perform oral sex on him in a hotel room during the 2004 Democrat National Convention. He denies any wrongdoing and says the sexual encounter was consensual.

The Washington Post chose not to report the story, even though Tyson’s account contained more details — like a time and place for the alleged encounter — than the story of Christine Blasey Ford, which the Post published without corroboration. But after Big League Politics broke it on Monday, both Fairfax and the Post were forced to address it.

What makes Fairfax’s fate so newsworthy is that he is next in line to replace Gov. Ralph Northam, who is currently embroiled in a blackface scandal (which Big League Politics broke last week). Northam, who is also a Democrat, is under withering pressure from within his own party to resign.

As far as the “fuck that bitch” comment, Fairfax released a statement admitting only to being “emotional” at that Monday meeting. He also asked that his accuser be treated with respect.

“I wish her no harm or humiliation, nor do I seek to denigrate her or diminish her voice,” he said.

Fairfax’s chief of staff Lawrence Roberts is denying that the Democrat said “fuck that bitch.”

“Absolutely not true. I was there,” he told the Post.

Around the same time as this story broke Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who is third in line to succeed Northam, admitted to wearing blackface in 1980 while in college. Herring is also a Democrat.

Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

Source: AP Photo/J. David Ake

House Democrats have twice refused now to take up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act for consideration.

The measure is “designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn,” according to a statement from the office of its sponsor Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO).

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to get the legislation considered in the House Wednesday.

“If the Democrats object, we'll ask again, and again and again because it is just right,” he said prior to his attempt. “It's not a partisan issue–it’s about saving lives. I think everyone can agree with that. We should solve this problem this week.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) asked for the bill to be considered again Thursday. He and McCarthy wondered on Twitter why the Democrats kept rejecting it.

The Democrat party has taken a radically callous position towards life. https://t.co/LwXw2RtV3t

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 7, 2019

EWTN’s Jason Calvi made an interesting point about the Democrat presiding over the floor at the time, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Cuellar had voted for the passage of the measure in the House just last year.

NEW: Rep. @SteveScalise just called for unanimous consent to bring up a vote on the #BornAliveAct. @RepCuellar, one of 6 Democrats who voted FOR this bill in 2018, presided over the House. Here's what happened: pic.twitter.com/rPzQyztmB3

— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) February 7, 2019

Senate Democrats blocked a measure Monday that would have legally protected infants born alive after an abortion procedure.

The move to protect infants born alive after abortion comes after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made some surprising remarks about leaving infants to die after birth.

“It’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus that’s nonviable,” Northam told WTOP regarding third trimester abortions. “So in this particular example, if a mother’s in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

He stood by those remarks but is now facing calls to resign over a photo from his medical school yearbook that surfaced last Friday which featured someone in Ku Klux Klan robes and someone in blackface.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump condemned Northam's remarks on abortion and urged Congress to pass legislation prohibiting late term abortion.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., invited Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to be one of her guests at the State of the Union address.

Wen’s seat was not cheap. Affiliates of her organization spent millions to support Pelosi’s quest for the majority in the House of Representatives and the ultimately unsuccessful efforts by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to retake the Senate.

In total, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes — the arms of the Planned Parenthood Network allowed to engage in electoral politics under tax regulations — spent almost $6.5 million in outside spending supporting the election of Democrats to both houses of Congress in the 2018 midterm and special elections, according to FEC records compiled by OpenSecrets.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., bore the brunt of Planned Parenthood’s attacks. The organization spent $1.85 million attacking him, more than any other House or Senate candidate in 2018. One suburban Philadelphia congressman was attacked more than Rick Scott or Mike Braun, freshman Republican senators who won their race and will now vote on judges with substantial power over abortion policy.

Planned Parenthood might have put Fitzpatrick so high on its hit list because of who his opponent was. Fitzpatrick faced centimillionaire heir and well-connected liberal donor Scott Wallace. Wallace has been a member of the left-wing donor organization known as the Democracy Alliance. Wallace's foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, has contributed over $400,000 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

But Wallace didn’t make it into Pelosi’s House. He lost in part because of Wallace’s radical left-wing stances on abortion and other issues. But other Planned Parenthood beneficiaries did win: Reps. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., Sean Casten, D-Ill., Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Dean Phillips, D-Minn., each benefited from over $100,000 in Planned Parenthood Votes expenditures targeting their rivals or supporting their own efforts.

Planned Parenthood didn’t spend large sums just to get face time with Speaker Pelosi or reward donors such as Wallace. Federal government programs channel $563.8 million to the Planned Parenthood network annually. To keep Pelosi and her allies in charge of the federal purse strings is to ensure the continued flow of taxpayer money to the organization and its affiliates.

Planned Parenthood also hopes to expand the scope of abortion law. Planned Parenthood-backed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam recently sparked controversy when he defended a Planned Parenthood-backed repeal of certain limits on late-term abortions. Northam suggested that an infant delivered alive in a botched late-term abortion would “be kept comfortable” and “would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired.”

At the federal level, the Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds from directly funding abortions except in extremely limited circumstances; Planned Parenthood would like to see these inconvenient restrictions removed.

So on “SOTU” night, full of kingly pomp and symbol, Leana Wen sat in Speaker Pelosi’s section. It was yet another symbol of a powerful special interest’s hold on a Congress it helped pay to elect.

Michael Watson is editor of InfluenceWatch.org.

The Savage Nation

Published  2 weeks ago

FOX NEWS:

Despite the controversy surrounding Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam dominating the news cycle for days, late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon avoided the subject in their monologues on Monday night.

On Friday, Northam’s yearbook page from the East Virginia Medical school in 1984 went viral because it included an image of someone in blackface and another in a KKK robe. After apologizing and taking responsibility that night, Northam changed course the following morning, claiming he wasn’t either of the two people in the photo. He did, however, admit to wearing blackface when entering a dance competition as Michael Jackson that same year.

While Northam’s racist yearbook page and bizarre press conference led national news and were mocked by several late-night hosts, they were left unmentioned by Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, both of whom have worn blackface on comedy skits.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

A pro-life group is changing minds with the powerful message it is taking to the streets.

Yahoo

Published  2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local):

Mail Online

Published  2 weeks ago

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill said they 'wholly condemn' the 'abhorrent' photos published 40 years ago in the 1979 yearbook. Governor Roy Cooper featured on another page.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for condemning recent liberal efforts in Virginia and New York to change abortion laws.

"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days," Trump said. "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a doctor who came to politics late in life, defended Democrats' efforts to loosen restrictions on late-term abortions. He was caught up in another controversy just two days later a racist photo surfaced Friday on his medical school yearbook page.

During a radio interview, he described a hypothetical situation where an infant who is severely deformed or unable to survive after birth would be resuscitated "if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue" between the doctor and mother. Democrats privately grumbled about Northam's comments, and Republicans accused him of supporting infanticide.

The 59-year-old Democrat served as an Army doctor treating the wounded in the first Gulf War, then ran a medical practice in Norfolk as a pediatric neurologist. He also volunteered as medical director of a children's hospice, caring for dying youngsters and their families.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and Roman Catholic, who has said he is duty-bound to separate his religious views from his work as a state official, recently defended his support for the state's Reproductive Health Act, which he signed in January and mostly codifies abortion rights protected in Roe v. Wade and other federal abortion rulings.

Under the Reproductive Health Act, non-doctors are now allowed to conduct abortions and the procedure could be done until the mother's due date if the woman's health is endangered or if the fetus is not viable. The previous law only allowed abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman's life was at risk.

If Roe v. Wade were overturned, 16 states could take steps to ban abortion. Four have laws that would trigger bans, while 12 others have anti-abortion laws on the books that have been ruled unconstitutional by courts or have not been enforced due to the 1973 Supreme Court decision, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

Even though it was delayed by a spiteful Nancy Pelosi, President Trump was able to deliver the annual State Of The Union address on Tuesday night and it may go down in history as the

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

On Sunday Big League Politics reported on sexual assault allegations against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

Fairfax is poised to become governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia if racist blackface-KKK Governor Ralph Northam resigns.

Vanessa Tyson accused Lt. Governor Fairfax of sexual assault at the 2004 DNC Convention in Boston.

Early Monday morning Lt. Gov. Fairfax admitted to knowing about the allegations.

And Fairfax staff revealed the Washington Post SPIKED the story last year!

They said they could not find any evidence to corroborate the allegations.

On Wednesday the accuser Vanessa Tyson released details on the horrid abuse she suffered.

""Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me. As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him.""https://t.co/jEtiu8DMoQ

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 6, 2019

And now this…

Virginia Democrat lawmaker Bobby Scott knew about the allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax LAST YEAR!

And Bobby Scott said NOTHING!

MORE VIRGINIA DEM DRAMA: Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott was made aware of allegations of sexual assault against now-Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax over a year ago by the alleged victim herself, @ABC News is reporting

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 7, 2019

The American Conservative

Published  2 weeks ago

“Great nations do not fight endless wars,” declared President Donald Trump to bipartisan applause belied by many of the assembled lawmakers’ actual voting records.

The State of the Union address is often where presidential promises go to die. This is especially true once at least one house of Congress is controlled by the opposition party. Let us hope Trump’s stand against forever war—unmistakable, if not as bold as I’d originally hoped—is an exception to the rule.

“Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years,” Trump said in the highlight of his speech. “In Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. We have spent more than $7 trillion in the Middle East.”

Trump has cited these sad statistics many times. In recent weeks, he appears to have renewed his commitment to acting on them. It was therefore noteworthy he repeated his calls to withdraw from Syria and begin to draw down troops in Afghanistan, our country’s longest war.

“As a candidate for president, I loudly pledged a new approach,” Trump said. And here it was: Declare victory and bring our courageous men and women home.

Trump crowed that the United States and its allies against ISIS “have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty monsters.” The difference is what he said next. “Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.”

In Afghanistan, Trump pledged talks with the Taliban that would have caused a Republican meltdown under former President Barack Obama. There too Trump said that “the hour has come to at least try for peace.”

Trump called for bipartisanship throughout his speech, but didn’t flinch from taking shots at the Democrats. He condemned socialism, once again in fashion among progressives. He made note of comments by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam—currently in the headlines for other reasons—in defense of late-term abortions bordering on infanticide. He was booed as he warned of the migrant caravans massing at the southern border.

While Trump credited the economic boom to the enactment of the agenda he shared with congressional Republicans—“historic” tax cuts and deregulation, energy innovation, and the repeal of the penalty enforcing Obamacare’s individual mandate, making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hesitate to applaud low unemployment figures—his wedge issues against the Democrats were more distinctively Trumpian.

Trump defended his tariffs and urged Congress to ratify the trade pact with which he would “repeal and replace” NAFTA. He called for a robust infrastructure program and efforts to tamp down on drug prices that would only only partially be endorsed by free-market conservatives. He said he would pull out of the Middle East and guard the southern border.

The president’s apparently ad libbed endorsement of “record” legal immigration isn’t exactly what some of his more populist supporters want, though it is consistent with his rhetoric on the issue dating back to the early days of his campaign. He has given serious restrictionists a place at the table but has mostly doubled down on the politically smart yet oversimplified Republican talking point that the only immigration problem that America faces stems from its frequent illegality.

Even on foreign policy, Trump’s appeals to the nation’s war-weariness sat uneasily alongside his hawkishness on Iran and perhaps Venezuela, his junking of arms control treaties, and the unmentioned atrocities in Yemen. It is clear, however, that Trump would prefer to go down in history as a dealmaker—even a peacemaker.

“If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” Trump said. “Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one.”

Trump had clever lines designed to make even the sea of liberal women dressed in white in protest stand to applaud, including his tribute to their unprecedented numbers in Congress (thanks in no small part to the Resistance). But foreign policy and ending the wars gives him the best chance at a meaningful bipartisan achievement as the Democratic Party’s center of gravity shifts from Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and perhaps even Tulsi Gabbard.

Intense opposition to Trump has liberal hawks flying again too. And Trump almost certainly had more leverage to accomplish his less conventionally Republican goals when he first took office than now, when Democrats think they have him on the ropes and many GOP insiders agree.

Nevertheless, Trump made the case that renewing American greatness means summoning it to peace. That could be a winning message for a Republican candidate in 2020 too.

W. James Antle III is editor of The American Conservative.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

A call for Congress to ban late-term abortion by President Trump during his State of the Union speech Tuesday was met with cold stares from the Democratic side of the aisle as Republicans applauded.

The president’s call came during a week when abortions were the subject of considerable news coverage after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made comments on the issue that critics said called for terminating the lives of already-born children.

“I am also proud to be the first president to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave — so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child,” the president said in his remarks.

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth,” he continued. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world.

“And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia, where he stated he would execute a baby after birth,” he continued.

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” Trump added, garnering massive applause from the GOP side of the room.

Meanwhile, with the exception of several Democrats — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin among them — the other side of the room sat stone-faced.

President Trump: “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb” https://t.co/TreW1lnqhZ #SOTU pic.twitter.com/tykYQ9umnz

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 6, 2019

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth — all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God,” the president added.

The president was referring to New York’s Reproductive Health Act, a bill which was signed Jan. 22 — the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — by New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In a press release, the governor’s office said that the bill “codifies Roe v. Wade into New York State law.” However, it also made it legal to abort a child after 24 weeks if “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”

The state would subsequently light up several monuments, including One World Trade Center, pink in honor of the legislation.

The president also referenced the remarks by Northam. Responding to a bill which would legalize abortion up until the point of birth, Northam said that “if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”

Northam would subsequently be caught up in a scandal involving a photograph of a man in blackface and a man wearing a KKK uniform in his medical school yearbook.

While defending the right to third-trimester abortion may be popular among Democratic politicians, voters in general tend to overwhelmingly oppose such procedures.

A 2018 Gallup poll found 81 percent of Americans thought third-trimester abortions ought to be illegal; another 65 percent thought second-trimester abortions should be illegal as well. A Marist poll released in January also found that 59 percent of percent of Americans were in favor of banning abortion after 20 weeks.

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.

Many including Herring have urged Northam to resign after the discovery of a photo of someone in blackface on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Fairfax, next in line to be governor, has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

A long forgotten video clip from ABC's "The View" resurfaced on Wednesday that showed co-host Joy Behar trying to explain a Halloween costume from when she was younger.

The clip was shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine. Behar was seen discussing a New York Times op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair during the show in 2016. Behar showed her colleagues and the audience a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29 years old.

The co-hosts appeared surprised by her drastically different look. Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked, "Joy, are you black?"

"I was so cute," Behar said.

"Joy... are you my auntie, Joy?" Raven-Symoné joked.

Behar explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a "beautiful African woman" and stressed that it was her actual hair.

"Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?" Raven-Symoné asked.

Behar responded by saying she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin."

The video resurfaced as Democrats in Virginia face intense scrutiny over their use of blackface decades ago. On Friday, Governor Ralph Northam offered an apology after a photograph emerged on his medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in a KKK robe. He reversed course the next day, claiming he wasn’t in that photo but did admit to wearing blackface when dressing up as Michael Jackson for a costume contest.

Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who had previously called on Northam to resign, released a statement Wednesday that he also wore blackface in college.

ABC News has not responded for comment.

I Love My Freedom

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During President Trump's State of the Union address, he called for a ban on late-term abortion. As you'll see in the video below, the female Democrats in white didn't seem too amused by those comments. Chuck

Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrat Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax reportedly expressed disdain for Vanessa Tyson, the Stanford fellow accusing Fairfax of sexually assaulting her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Fairfax, who then worked as John Edwards’ “body man” on the John Kerry campaign, is slated to become governor if Ralph Northam resigns from office for his racist yearbook photo. But Northam’s resignation is now complicated by Fairfax’s scandal, and by third-in-line attorney general Mark Herring’s admission that Herring also wore blackface in college.

Fairfax is not happy, according to NBC News.

NBC News has learned that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax used profane language in a private meeting Monday night, while referring to his accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson.

Two sources tells us Fairfax said of Tyson: “Fuck that bitch.”

According to an early Tuesday morning NPR report, the woman who accused Virginia’s Democratic Lieutenant Governor of sexual assault has retained legal counsel, and is considering “next steps.”

“NEWS: A California woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team – Katz, Marshall and Banks – and is consulting with them about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team,” said NPR correspondent Sarah McCammon.

NEWS: A California woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team – Katz, Marshall and Banks – and is consulting with them about next steps, according to a source close to the legal team.

— Sarah McCammon (@sarahmccammon) February 5, 2019

Big League Politics first reported that Vanessa Tyson had accused Fairfax of sexual assault Sunday evening.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS FOR END OF PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION — President Trump ripped the recent Democrat Party policies for abortion up to birth in New York State. Trump also slammed Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for advocating for infanticide of newborn babies! This was AN AMAZING MOMENT! President Trump called on Congress to end Partial Birth […]

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrats will protect American children from the evils of trans fats and gay conversion therapy, but not from doctors who will kill them through negligent homicide in the first few hours of their lives. This is the ugly reality of the contemporary abortion debate. It’s why most advocates will do about anything to avoid describing the unpleasant realities and consequences of their increasingly radical position.

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked Republican Ben Sasse’s effort for unanimous consent on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It must be stressed that this bill wasn’t technically about abortion, but rather about protecting babies who survived the procedure. It seems that the already risible argument of “my body, my choice” has transformed into “not my body anymore, still my choice.”

Sasse’s bill, which exempted mothers from prosecution, would have required “any health care practitioner present” to help ensure “that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital” and to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

Now, it would have been one thing if Sen. Patty Murray objected on grounds of states’ rights or the broad nature of the bill, but she did not. “We have laws against infanticide in this country,” she claimed. “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object.”

She is wrong. There are laws that allow for infanticide. We have one of those laws in New York. The failed Virginia bill that precipitated this debate would also have allowed the killing of unborn babies until birth for virtually any reason—and, if those babies happen to survive an attempt on their lives, after birth, as well.

When asked if her bill would allow abortions for woman dilating in the “40th week,” Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran said, “My bill would allow that, yes.” Her mistake was being honest. When Gov. Ralph Northam tried to make Tran’s infanticide bill sound humane, explaining that the “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother,” his mistake was also honesty.

Northam, as his defenders pointed out, was merely talking about euthanasia—though they would never call it by its appropriate name—as if terminating the lives of infants with fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome for the convenience of the parents is more morally palatable. The Virginia bill, however, also allowed for the abortion, or post-birth termination of, viable, once-healthy infants for nearly any reason.

The reality of the bill hasn’t stopped people from continuing to act as if every abortion is a life or death decision for the mother. This, it seems, is rarely the case. The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute found that both medical literature and late-term abortion providers show the majority of late-term procedures are not performed for “maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy.” The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute also found that a majority of women who seek these abortions “do not do so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment,” either.

In any event, every bill limiting post-20 week abortions makes exceptions for the life of the mother. Sasse’s bill does not stop parents and doctors from making tough decision about critically ill infants. This is a myth.

When late-term abortion defenders are honest, as feminist writer Jessica Valenti was recently, they sound like old-school eugenicists. Reacting to National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis’s excellent piece in The Atlantic, Valenti first tries to distract from the law itself by complaining that “the author writes about ‘third trimester abortions’ while linking to research about abortion post-20 weeks (which is about when you get an ultrasound for fetal abnormalities.)”

Yes, it’s true that most 20-week bans are opposed by Democrats because the abortions in question are used to weed out imperfect children. But the reason it’s easy to conflate the two is that viability keeps expanding and going well beyond the third trimester. Let’s start using the phrase “viable babies,” then.

One of those kids, Lyla Stensrud, was born after 21 weeks and four days, weighing just 14.4 ounces. It is almost certain that technology will advance to a place where there will be many more children like Lyla. Does anyone really argue that a single week makes that fetus a mere clumps of cells? According to the Guttmacher Institute, around 15,000 Lylas are aborted every year.

Valenti, though, goes on to tweet, “the GOP is bankrupting parents with kids in the NICU – stays that cost literally millions of dollars.” Not only can you abort a completely healthy baby for reasons of emotional stress, but you can also choose not to care for viable infants because it puts unfair fiscal pressure on parents and hospitals. Do you know how much an autistic child costs? Why not them, as well?

If this is really an argument for post-birth termination, can someone explain the moral distinction between going to a NICU unit and injecting poison into a premature baby that is either causing the mother emotional fiscal stress or injecting poison into another baby–same exact age, same exact reasons–that’s in the womb? If you’re honest, like Valenti, there is none.

Most people circumvent the reality of late-term abortion (and post-abortion killings) for convenience by claiming it never happens. This is a highly dubious contention. But if it’s true, why pass state laws protecting doctors who might engage in the practice? Seems like a good way to incentivize it. And if there is no market for infanticide, why do people like Kermit Gosnell exist? And, by the way, what is the difference between what Gosnell did and what you want to legalize—other than cleaner facilities?

For many years, Democrats have been allowed to get away without any kind of serious questions regarding their opposition to post-20 week abortion restrictions. Despite interference from fact checkers and other Democratic Party surrogates, for example, their 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton supported, from conception to crowning, not a single restriction on the procedure. This fact become obvious in the rare times they’re honest about what abortion means.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

An old photo has resurfaced of ABC's "The View" co-host Joy Behar when she dressed as a "beautiful Africa-American woman." The long forgotten video clip from 2016 resurfaced on Wednesday that showed Behar trying to explain a

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court's liberal wing on Thursday in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics, in the high court's first major ruling on abortion since the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The justices decided in a 5-4 vote that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Supreme Court is set to issue a final ruling on the merits of the case later.

The court's four more conservative justices, including Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, would have allowed the law to take effect. Kavanaugh wrote a dissent explaining his vote, saying the court's action was premature because the state had made clear it would allow abortion providers an additional 45 days to obtain admitting privileges before it started enforcing the law.

If the doctors succeed, they can continue performing abortions, but if they fail, they could return to court, Kavanaugh wrote.

The law was set to take effect Monday, but last Friday, Justice Samuel Alito temporarily halted its implementation so that the justices could review arguments.

Observers said that at least one and maybe two of Louisiana's three abortion clinics would have to close if the law were allowed to take effect. A federal appeals court that upheld the law, however, said it's not clear that any clinic would close.

The law is similar to a Texas measure the justices struck down three years ago by a 5-3 vote, shortly after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Roberts, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush, dissented in that case.

The chief justice has gone to great lengths in recent months to project an image of federal courts as nonpartisan, following the contentious confirmation of Kavanaugh that gave conservatives a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court. Many pro-choice groups claimed that Kavanaugh's confirmation amounted to a cataclysmic event, with the far-left progressive political action committee Democracy for America warning of the imminent "deaths of countless women."

Roberts, in an extraordinary statement last year, repudiated President Trump's comments that the nation has "Obama judges" and political hacks on the courts.

“What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them,” Roberts said in the unusual statement.

But Trump, who has long attacked the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as biased and a "total disaster," fired back immediately.

“Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump tweeted.

“It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,’ but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned,” Trump continued. “Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”

The debate over the Louisiana bill comes amid a renewed national debate on abortion law.

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a GOP effort to introduce a billl meant to protect abortion survivors, which came in response to comments last week by Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam that seemingly endorsed post-birth abortions in certain cases.

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse sought unanimous consent to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required that "any health care practitioner present" at the time of a birth "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age."

The bill, which exempted the mother involved in the birth from prosecution, also would have required practitioners to "ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital." It prescribed a possible term of imprisonment of up to five years for violations, not including penalties for first-degree murder that could also apply.

Democrats dismissed the bill as little more than a political stunt.

Fox News' Andrew O'Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 weeks ago

House Republicans have introduced their version of a bill to stop infanticide. Their measure is comparable to the Senate bill that for abortion Senator Patty Murray objected to earlier this week.

The House Republican leaders also said they will be working on a petition that would bring the bill to the floor of the house for a vote over speaker Nancy Pelosi’s objections.

Today, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) announced the re-introduction of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation designed to ensure any infant born alive after an abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn: mandating care and instituting penalties for doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), an original cosponsor, will introduce a resolution providing for floor consideration of Wagner’s legislation. After 30 legislative days, Whip Scalise and Rep. Wagner will file a discharge petition that would force a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives upon being signed by a majority of members of the House.

“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion. We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die,” said Whip Scalise.

He added: “I introduced this resolution to begin the process of forcing a vote on Congresswoman Wagner’s important piece of legislation, especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide. The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful. Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”

“I have been horrified to watch radical Democratic legislators argue that babies who survive abortions should not be given the same level of medical care that all other newborn babies receive.” said Representative Wagner.

She added: “Congress must act to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is why I introduced the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which merely ensures that babies who survive abortions receive immediate, lifesaving care—just as any other baby would. To my colleagues, this is the simplest vote you will ever take: either you support babies being killed after they are born or you don’t. It is time to go on the record and make clear if you think babies born alive deserve medical care, or if you think they should be left to die.”

The legislation requires that health care practitioners who are present at the live birth exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child—the same degree of care that would be offered to any other child born prematurely the same gestational age. After those efforts, the health care workers must transport and admit the child to a hospital.

It also requires health care practitioners and hospital employees to report violations to law enforcement authorities, reducing the number of born-alive abortions that go unreported.

The law penalizes the intentional killing of a born-alive child through fines or up to 5 years imprisonment and it gives the mother of the abortion survivor a civil cause of action and protection from prosecution, recognizing that women are the second victims of abortion and promoting the dignity of motherhood.

As LifeNews reported, Murray blocked a vote on a bill from pro-life Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would stop infanticide nationwide. The legislation would prohibit leaving babies to die without medical care if they are born alive after a failed abortion.

The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions to help determine whether Senate Democrats support infanticide. Murray’s objection prevented a vote.

As new video footage shows, EWTN reporter Jason Calvetti caught up with Senator Murray and asked her why she blocked the Senate bill to provide medical care for babies who are born alive. She said that is between a woman and her doctor.

NewsAdvance.com

Published  2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another top Virginia Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted Wednesday to putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student.

Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19-year-old undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax are already facing controversies, and Herring would be next in line to be governor after those two men.

In the statement, Herring said he and two friends dressed up to look like rappers they listened to, including Kurtis Blow.

"It sounds ridiculous even now writing it. But because of our ignorance and glib attitudes - and because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others - we dressed up and put on wigs and brown makeup," he said.

"That conduct clearly shows that, as a young man, I had a callous and inexcusable lack of awareness and insensitivity to the pain my behavior could inflict on others. It was really a minimization of both people of color, and a minimization of a horrific history I knew well even then."

Herring, who plans to run for governor in 2021, is among those who have urged Northam to resign as governor after the discovery of a photo of someone in blackface on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. The photo that appeared in Northam's half-page profile shows someone in black face standing next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Fairfax, in line to be governor if Northam were to resign, has been accused of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

In condemning the photo from Northam's yearbook, Herring said last Friday: "The photo, the conduct it captures, and the racist imagery invoked are all indefensible. The photo would be profoundly offensive in any circumstances, but it is also shocking and deeply disappointing to know that it pictures Governor Northam." He called for Northam to step down the next day, saying "it is no longer possible" for him to lead the state.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

The woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape released a statement Wednesday that refuted his claim that the sex was consensual and that the allegations were politically motivated.

Vanessa Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps University, said she was traumatized for years after Mr. Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004.

“With tremendous anguish, I am now sharing this information about my experience and setting the record straight,” she said in a statement. “It has been extremely difficult to relive that traumatic experience from 2004. Mr. Fairfax has tried to brand me as a liar to a national audience, in service to his political ambitions, and has threatened litigation. Given his false assertions, I’m compelled to make clear what happened.”

The statement was released by the law firm Katz, Marshall & Banks, which she recently hired to represent her in this matter.

Ms. Tyson’s allegation are part of a torrent of scandal engulfing the top Democrats in Virginia.

Gov. Ralph Northam is fighting resignation calls after being linked to a photograph of a man wearing blackface. Mr. Fairfax, his heir apparent who appeared to be the party’s savior, is fending off Ms. Tyson’s claims.

The second in line of succession for governor, Attorney General Mark Herring, admitted Wednesday that he wore blackface at a college party in 1980.

In her statement, Ms. Tyson described the lasting scars from her encounter with Mr. Fairfax when they were both campaign aides at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

“After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame. I did not speak about it for years, and I (like most survivors) suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies, and to pursue my goal of building a successful career as an academic,” she wrote.

Mr. Fairfax said Monday that the sex was “100 percent consensual” and described Ms. Tyson as “very interested in me” as soon as they met at the convention.

She said Mr. Fairfax invited her to accompany him to fetch some documents from his hotel room and then unexpectedly kissed her, and she kissed him back.

“What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault,” she wrote. “Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch.”

Ms. Tyson provided a detailed account of how Mr. Fairfax then forced her to perform oral sex, despite what she called her “obvious distress.”

“To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again,” she said.

Mr. Fairfax claimed that she pursued him after the encounter, including inviting him to meet her mother.

The lieutenant governor also said Ms. Tyson, a fellow Democrat, was attempting a political “smear” to derail his career.

After years of suppressing the memory, Ms. Tyson said, she came forward after seeing a photograph of Mr. Fairfax in a news article last year about his run for lieutenant governor.

“The image hit me like a ton of bricks, triggering buried traumatic memories and the feelings of humiliation I’d felt so intensely back in 2004,” she wrote. “Prior to reading the article, I had not followed Mr. Fairfax’s career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do, I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia, who were voters, about the assault.”

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infowars

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If you can't meme, just get them censored

New York Post

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Virginia’s leadership crisis took an absurd turn Wednesday when the man who is second in line to become governor admitted he has worn blackface — even as Gov. Ralph Northam’s job is already on

Big League Politics

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Governor of Rhode Island Gina Raimondo has outspokenly advocated for the passing of a radical abortion law that would allow minimal restrictions for abortion up to birth.

According to Life News, “Writing to state Rep. Robert Craven, chair of the state House Committee on the Judiciary, the so-called Catholic governor said she “strongly supports” state House Bill 5127.

“I believe that no one should get in the middle of a decision between a woman and her doctor and that no woman should have to choose between health care and making ends meet,” she wrote.

House Bill 5127 would allow previous common sense abortion laws to be removed from legislation. While it seems that the bill has some late-term abortion restrictions, it “adds a broad ‘health’ exception for abortions after viability,” reports Life News. This “health” definition comes from the Supreme Court case of Doe v. Bolton, which includes “age, economic, social and emotional factors.” This loose definition of “health” indicates that abortions could be performed up to 40-weeks for numerous “reasons” protected by the bill.

I believe that no one should get in the middle of a decision between a woman and her doctor and that no woman should have to chose between health care and making ends meet. #RHCA pic.twitter.com/IAuz8Y71de

An advocate that abortion is healthcare, Gov. Raimondo pushes the extreme abortion bills. Raimondo was endorsed by Planned Parenthood during her campaign, so it stands to reason that she would back such an extreme abortion law. Less restriction on on abortion = more money for Planned Parenthood.

This bill is strikingly similar to one that disgraced Governor Ralph Northam in Virginia, read more:

Before his racist college yearbook photos emerged, Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam rocketed into national news this week for his endorsement of post-birth murder as a form of abortion.

While national media continues to eviscerate Northam after discovering Big League Politics’ coverage of Northam’s racist college yearbook photo, which showed Northam in a photo with one student wearing blackface posing next to another wearing Ku Klux Klan robes, it is important to remember that Northam first made headlines this week for his radical endorsement of infanticide as a form of abortion.

Last Wednesday, Northam appeared on a Virginia radio station to give a shocking endorsement of a now-defeated Virginia bill that would have allowed mothers to “abort” their infant even as it was being delivered. According to Northam, in such a scenario a viable infant could be delivered, then “kept comfortable” while the new mother and her “provider” determine whether or not to murder the baby.

Big League Politics archived the shocking video.

WTTG

Published  2 weeks ago

Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.

Dan Bongino

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A bill proposed by Senate Republicans to protect babies that survived abortions was blocked by Democrats yesterday.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), would require abortion doctors to seek medical care for babies that survived abortions and would criminalize the deliberate killing of the child after delivery.

Sasse sought “unanimous consent” for his bill, meaning just one Senator could object and stop the legislation.

Washington Senator, Democrat Patty Murray objected to the bill and prevented it from receiving unanimous consent, claiming the law was unnecessary because there are already laws protecting babies from infanticide.

“This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object,” she said, before immediately leaving after her objection.

Murray was the only Democrat on the Senate floor last night.

During a speech on the Senate floor last week in support of the bill, Sasse said, “Everyone in the Senate ought to be able to say unequivocally that killing that little baby is wrong. This doesn’t take any political courage. And, if you can’t say that, if there’s a member of this body that can’t say that, there may be lots of work you can do in the world but you shouldn’t be here. You should get the heck out of any calling in public life where you pretend to care about the most vulnerable among us,” he said.

The Senator continued, “There should be no politics here that are right vs. left, or Republican vs. Democrat. This is the most basic thing you could be talking about. We’re talking about a little baby born alive and we have a public official in America defending the idea ‘Well, you could have a debate about killing her.'”

Sasse’s bill came as a response to the disturbing comments made by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in which he endorsed infanticide in certain circumstances.

Speaking to Fox News, Sasse slammed the governor for his comments and said he should “get the hell out of office.”

“The comments the governor of Virginia made were about fourth-term abortions,” Sasse said to Fox News host Dana Perino. “That’s not abortion, that’s infanticide.”

Washington Examiner

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Citizens from all over America suddenly have a keen interest in the order of succession for the Virginia Governor.

dailycaller

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Breitbart

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Kirk Cox could become the first Republican governor in nearly a decade if Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and AG Mark Herring resign.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A Party of Racists–

A week ago Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was caught in blackface-KKK in a college yearbook.

On Wednesday Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface at a college party too.

Just last week Mark Herring called on Ralph Northam to resign over his blackface pics.

And TODAY admitted that he too wore blackface!

CNBC reported:

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he wore blackface at a college party in 1980, throwing even more chaos into an executive branch whose two top officials are under fire for separate scandals, one involving racism, the other involving alleged sexual assault.

Herring, a Democrat, is third in line to the governor’s office.

The current governor, Ralph Northam, faces widespread calls for his resignation after a conservative news site last week published a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook page showing two me, one in blackface, the other wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.

And Northam’s would-be successor, Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax, was accused earlier this week of sexually assaulting a woman at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. He denies her accusation.

BREAKING: Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. DETAILS: https://t.co/ACJHoCrMTi pic.twitter.com/xNRs1obpez

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) February 6, 2019

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen to be her guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

“As an immigrant, a mother, a doctor & the President of @PPFA, I am honored to attend #SOTU as the guest of @SpeakerPelosi, who is a staunch champion for women’s rights, immigrant rights, voting rights & universal access to health care throughout her career,” tweeted Wen:

As an immigrant, a mother, a doctor & the President of @PPFA, I am honored to attend #SOTU as the guest of @SpeakerPelosi, who is a staunch champion for women’s rights, immigrant rights, voting rights & universal access to health care throughout her career https://t.co/1TOgEY9yQw

Planned Parenthood said in a press statement:

Tonight, we expect President Trump to address abortion and reproductive rights – no doubt doubling down on the attacks we’ve seen over the last two years. Dr. Wen’s attendance is significant at a time when women’s reproductive rights are under constant threat, and is a symbolic reminder that majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion.

Wen added her organization “is proud to have Speaker Pelosi’s leadership of a pro-reproductive health House of Representatives.”

“And we look forward to working with her to advance a pro-women, pro-family, and pro-economy agenda that affirms health care as a fundamental human right, and women’s rights—and all people’s rights—as human rights,” she said.

In less than two weeks’ time, Democrats at both the federal and state level have shown the lengths to which they will go to protect the abortion lobby.

On Monday, Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), blocked a bill that would require babies born alive during abortion to receive reasonable medical care and transport to a hospital.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130) to protect babies who have survived failed abortions. Sasse went to the floor of the Senate Monday to ask his colleagues to pass the bill by unanimous consent, but Democrats objected.

Last week, New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that denies “personhood” to unborn babies. Under the law, violence against an unborn child during a homicide is no longer criminally punishable.

In Virginia, a bill known as the Repeal Act, introduced by Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran and supported by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, created a firestorm as it proposed to allow a woman to request an abortion even moments before birth.

Democrats in Rhode Island and Vermont have also proposed bills that would strip most restrictions on abortion and declare the procedure a “fundamental right.”

A recent Marist poll, however, found 75 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, including 60 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

President Donald Trump called upon Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit late-term abortion past the time when science has shown an unborn baby can feel pain.

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” the president said during his State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

Trump contrasted the “beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child” with the “chilling displays” of New York legislators after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that denies “personhood” to unborn babies and makes abortion on demand a fundamental right.

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” the president said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

Similarly, Trump observed, “[W]e had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”

The president referenced the Virginia bill known as the Repeal Act, introduced by Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran and supported by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam. The legislation created a firestorm as it proposed to allow a woman to request an abortion even moments before giving birth.

Democrats in Rhode Island and Vermont have also proposed bills that would strip most restrictions on abortion and declare the procedure a “fundamental right.”

A recent Marist poll, however, found 75 percent of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, including 60 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”

dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

Democratic Washington Sen. Patty Murray moved to block a measure Monday that would have outlawed infanticide.

The bill, presented by Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, was titled the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and would have offered medical care and legal protections to infants who survived attempted abortions.

Sasse addressed the topic from the Senate floor Monday evening, calling for unanimous consent and saying, “Frankly, this shouldn’t be hard.” (RELATED: Ben Sasse Is Putting Senators On The Record Over Stance On Infanticide)

In this country, all of us are created equal. If that equality means anything, surely it means that infanticide is wrong. Frankly, this shouldn’t be hard. pic.twitter.com/9MyPVGpw7p

— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) February 5, 2019

Murray objected to the measure, saying that it was unnecessary to move forward since infanticide is already illegal — and her objection prevented the bill from receiving the support Sasse had asked for.

Sasse took up the effort following remarks from embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who had been speaking in defense of a late-term abortion bill in his home state.

“We are actually talking about babies that have been born. The only debate on the floor tonight is about infanticide. . . . This is about fourth-trimester abortion,” Sasse said Monday. “Everyone in this Senate ought to be able to say that the little baby deserves life, that she has rights, and that killing her is wrong.”

Sasse’s effort is not the first attempt to protect infants who survive late-term abortions, either — and it’s not the first time a Democrat has moved to block the move. In 2002, former President George W. Bush signed a similar measure into law. One year later, Barack Obama voted against an identical bill in the Illinois Senate. In January 2018, H.R.4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the House.

The push to legalize late-term abortions has hit several states — most notably New York, Virginia and Rhode Island — and has drawn criticism from Republicans, pro-life advocates and even physicians.

Dr. Omar Hamada, a former flight surgeon and theologian who appeared on Fox News to discuss New York’s recently-passed legislation expanding abortion rights, took to Twitter to explain why access to late-term abortions was not about the health of the mother or the child. “There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion,” he tweeted. “Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.”

I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt.

I’m a Board Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies.

There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.

— Omar L. Hamada, MD, MBA (@OmarHamada) January 23, 2019

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop offered a similar take in 1980, saying, “Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery, I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life. If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, the doctor will induce labor or perform a Cesarean section. His intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby’s life is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger.”

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Not long after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's blackface scandal made headline news, CNN "accidentally" labeled the Democrat a Republican. More on that below. Now, NBC analysts are saying it's President Trump's fault? Get Your "Build The

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On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), blocking a Senate bill that would require doctors to give aid to babies who survived abortions, objected to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and her one vote was enough to prevent the Senate from passing the bill in a unanimous consent vote, LifeSiteNews reports.

Last Thursday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) requested the unanimous consent vote after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had made comments indicating he did not object to letting an infant die after its birth, indicating that a born-alive “infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.” Sasse had already called for a unanimous consent vote to pass a resolution defending the Knights of Columbus in mid-January. That resolution was passed unanimously.

According to the rules of the Senate:

A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.

Sasse appealed to the conscience of the entire Senate, saying, “Just a few years ago, the abortion lobby was really clear in its talk about hoping abortion would be … safe, legal, and rare. Now we’re talking about keeping the baby comfortable while the doctors have a debate about infanticide. You’re either for babies, or you’re defending infanticide … please, don’t let Governor Northam define you.”

Murray objected to the unanimous consent vote, stating, “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object.”

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) responded to Murray’s objection by asserting:

There is nothing great, there is nothing moral, or even humane about the discussion that we have before us today. Over the past week, we have witnessed the absolutely ugly truth about the far-reaching grasp of the abortion industry and its increasingly radicalized political agenda. Politicians have not only defended aborting a child while a woman is in labor, but have gone so far as to support the termination of a child after his or her birth. A child. A baby. Rationality, decency, and basic human compassion have fallen by the wayside.”

Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will have to gauge whether to call later for a roll-call vote, said the Act was “legislation that ought to be the very definition of something that receives unanimous consent in this body. It’s harrowing that this legislation is even necessary. It was even more disturbing when last week, a Democrat governor was unable to simply state that of course — of course — these newborn babies have human rights that must be respected.”

LifeSite News noted:

It is not likely that the House version of the bill would pass in the Democrat-controlled House, if even allowed to be voted on. This is despite the fact that the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which defines infant survivors of abortion as “human beings” entitled to all the rights in the U.S. Constitution, was passed by both Democrats and Republicans in 2002 and signed into law by then-President George W. Bush. … In 2015, only five House Democrats supported the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which then-President Barack Obama said would have a “chilling effect” on “access to care.”

Fox News

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Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday, when asked by a reporter, did not rule out the possibility that embattled Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam could be secretly pushing a newly revealed sexual assault allegation against Fairfax to derail his possible ascension to the governorship.

Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

The woman currently accusing the Lt. Governor of Virginia of sexually assaulting her confirmed herself as the source of the allegations and explained to independent Virginia media how she released her story.

Last night after Big League Politics released the bombshell report that Stanford University Fellow and Professor Vanessa Tyson allegedly accused Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. She did not use his name in the initial release, and Big League Politics did not receive confirmation from Tyson that she wrote the post.

However, this changed late last night when Tyson confirmed to independent Virginia media outlet RVA Dirt that she made the allegations, and enlisted a friend to help spread the story.

As people saw we weren’t solely reacting to the story because of the BLP post and had outside confirmations of an allegation coming forward, people started to stop attacking and be open to listening to Ms. Tyson. Eventually, Ms. Tyson came forward on our Facebook page and made comments affirming she gave consent for her story to be shared and explaining why she trusted one individual in our Richmond community to share her story. That Facebook page has photos going back to 2014 including one with her and Thad Williamson who is the husband of the person that Ms. Tyson trusted to share her story and indicated she was close with in graduate school. That is why we believe the comments to be authentically from Ms. Tyson.

The post continues elaborating on how mainstream news outlets refused to run the story:

RVA Dirt also explains that last night, after posting the Big League Politics article detailing Tyson’s allegations, their Facebook page “began receiving very aggressive direct messages attacking” the media outlet for sharing the Big League Politics article, claiming that Tyson was not ready to share her story.

The independent progressive Virginia media outlet does not believe the individual targeting their page is affiliated with Fairfax.

Tyson at one point commented on RVA Dirt‘s post, explaining that she was behind the allegations and thanked the page for sharing the information, but has since deleted the comment.

We were not able to locate screen shots of Tyson’s comment, but do have a screen shot of several Facebook users responding to Tyson.

RVA Dirt, however, posted a screen shot by Tyson revealing she gave the friend permission to share the story across social media.

On the RVA Dirt Facebook page Vanessa Tyson replied in the comments affirming her consent for the post to be shared. 🧜🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/pv5ndskd4L

Big League Politics reached out to RVA Dirt for their comment on this story and did not receive an immediate response.

For Fairfax’s part, he admits the event took place, but claims it was consensual in nature.

Now today, after denying the accusation, Fairfax tells reporters that he did indeed have an encounter with the woman in 2004, but that everything was consensual.

The woman accusing him of sexual assault doesn’t see it that way.

His accuser, Vanessa Tyson is a Stanford University fellow, University Professor, and accomplished author. Regularly speaking in support of progressive issues, many doubt the idea of her accusations being politically motivated.

Tyson initially went to the Washington Post, who are famous for being the first outlet to speak publicly to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman behind the first sexual assault allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But the Post did not run the story, resulting in her Facebook post hunting at the alleged sexual assault.

This is the third major political earthquake to strike Virginia, after Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide last early last week, then Big League Politics unearthed shockingly racist photos in Northam’s medical school yearbook.

LifeNews.com

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At 29 Weeks Her Mother Tried to Kill Her in an Abortion, But She Survived

LifeNews.com

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A leading pro-abortion U.S. Senator today objected to a Senate vote on legislation that would stop infanticide. The vote would come after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam endorsed infanticide on a radio show last week.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse had wanted to vote on Monday on a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions.

The Senate vote would have come days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that allows abortions up to birth and after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam backed infanticide during a radio interview — saying that he’s perfectly content if doctors and parents discuss letting disabled babies die after birth.

Sasse asked of the Senate for unanimous consent to vote on legislation that would offer them appropriate Medical Care and treatment.

However, speaking on behalf of pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State, stood up and objected to the vote.

Senator Marco Rubio condemned Democrats for blocking a vote on the bill.

“That Senate Democrats would block a bill to protect a baby who survives an abortion speaks volumes,” said Rubio. “Supporting a newborn’s right to life should not be a partisan issue. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, like their colleagues in Virginia and New York, seem to have no issue publicly supporting legal infanticide. It is clear that, on the issue of life, extremism has become mainstream in the Democratic Party.”

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner told LifeNews she was disappointed abortion advocates objected.

“Every human life is valuable and every single baby deserves to be protected. Alliance Defending Freedom works for a world where abortion is unthinkable and undesirable. We defend the pregnancy centers and medical professionals who offer expecting moms hope and help. We respectfully challenge our elected leaders to affirm the basic human rights of vulnerable children—born and unborn. We’re disappointed by the Senate’s failure to provide legal protection for babies who survive abortions. We’re grateful for Sen. Sasse’s leadership and for every elected leader who understands the human rights at stake and fights to protect vulnerable babies,” Waggoer said.

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For Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, it was time to put up or shut up. With 10 Democrat Senators having refused to condemn Virginia governor Ralph Northam for supporting infanticide, Sasse had enough and wanted them to go on record. They refused.

Sasse tried using the Rule 14 process to expedite consideration of the bill, as well as calling for a vote to pass the bill under unanimous consent on the Senate floor.

“I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated,” Sasse said before the objection gcame.

“We’re talking about a little baby girl who’s been born and is on a table in a hospital or a medical facility and then a decision or a debate would be had about whether or not you could kill that little baby,” he emphasized.

“We’re talking about the most vulnerable among us, and we have a public official in America out there again and again defending a practice,” Sasse said. “This is infanticide that we’re talking about.”

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to pass legislation clarifying that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected the motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and co-sponsored by other Republicans. Sasse had sought to pass the bill via unanimous consent, meaning that one senator could stop it by objecting.

"You’re either for babies or you’re defending infanticide," Sasse said before the vote. "That's literally what this bill is about."

Murray said in objecting to the call for unanimous consent the U.S. already had laws against infanticide, and accused Sasse of misrepresenting the purpose of his legislation.

GOP senators were aiming to pressure Democrats to state whether they believe any limits should be placed on abortion after controversial comments appearing to indicate otherwise from Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

Northam and Virginia Del. Kathy Tran, also a Democrat, last week said they supported a state bill that appeared to allow abortion at the time of birth. Tran later said she misspoke about when abortion would be permitted and Northam’s office later released a statement saying that the governor’s comments were mischaracterized and had been intended in cases where a baby wouldn’t survive birth because of deformity or another health issue.

The abortion bill introduced in the Senate had the backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said during his opening remarks on the Senate floor Monday that the legislation was "the very definition of something that might receive unanimous consent."

"What could be more unanimous than this? ... It's harrowing this legislation is even necessary," McConnell said.

He added that he hoped Democrats "don't invent any reasons to block this bill later today. I can assure them this won't be the last time to assure newborns are offered this final legal protection."

The bill would have built on the 2002 Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which clarified that “every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development” is a “person” for all federal law purposes. That law was intended to clarify that babies were supposed to receive protections if they survived an abortion, and Sasse’s bill further clarifies what level of care they are supposed to receive, including being immediately transferred to a hospital.

If that protocol isn’t followed, then the doctor performing the abortion would face criminal prosecution.

Sasse quoted Northam on the House floor, saying his comments were an endorsement of infanticide and that he had “tarnished the American idea of equality under the law.”

The anti-abortion organization Susan B. Anthony List condemned the outcome of the bill. They urged Senate leaders to formally vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to see where each senator stood on the issue.

“Senate Democrats had the chance today to prove they are not the party of infanticide, and instead they doubled down on extremism,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of SBA List, said in a statement. “The Democratic Party’s agenda of abortion on demand through birth and even beyond is radically out of step with the standards of decency the overwhelming majority of Americans expect from their leaders."

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrat Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday hinted that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is responsible for the resurfacing of sexual assault allegation against him to keep his post.

The alleged incident purportedly occurred during the 2004 Democrat National Convention in Boston, Massachusettes.

The Washington Post reported Monday that it was approached by a woman accusing Fairfax in 2017 and investigated the claim, yet never published a story for lack of any independent evidence. The Post said the woman had not told anyone about it, and the account could not be corroborated while Fairfax denied it. The paper was unable to find other similar allegations against him among people who knew him in college, law school or in politics.

The allegations were first reported by Big League Politics, the news outlet that first published the yearbook image.

Asked by a reporter if he suspects Northam is responsible for the allegation’s revival, Fairfax responded: “Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of potentially my being elevated that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out?”

In a statement shared to his official Twitter account, Fairfax denied the allegation, maintaining that he “has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” the statement said. “This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above,” it continued.

Lastly, the statement warned the Fairfax would wage “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

Later in the day, the Washington Post pushed back, saying Fairfax was inaccurate in his claim that the paper had found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations.”

Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether he should stay in office or resign amid an uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.

Virtually all of the state’s Democratic establishment — and Republican leaders, too — turned against the 59-year-old Democrat after the picture surfaced of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

Northam stayed out of sight as he met with his Cabinet and senior staff, following a meeting the night before with minority officials in his administration. The governor wanted to hear their assessment of whether it is feasible for him to stay in office, according to a top administration official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The meetings included frank conversations about the difficulties of governing under such circumstances, according to reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

The Mississippi bill is expected to be signed by the governor -- and it has pro-abortion forces furious.

RedState

Published  2 weeks ago

Last Friday, oddly enough the first day of Black History Month, the yearbook from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 med school yearbook surfaced with Northam either in blackface or wearing KKK robes. Back when he was apologizing for his actions, he couldn’t remember which. Then he gave a press conference in which he denied he was in the pictures but admitted he had dressed up as Michael Jackson at least once. He steadfastly refused to entertain resigning. At first, the Virginia Democrat establishment stood firm with him. By Sunday, as Northam looked more and more deranged, both of Virginia’s senators said he should step down. He held an emergency meeting of his staff yesterday evening and I was already preparing my Northam resigns post. But, even as Northam was meeting with advisers to discuss his future, a blockbuster hit a the same website, BigLeaguePolitics, where Northam’s pictures had first surfaced. This story concerned an allegation that Fairfax had sexually assaulted a young woman, as sexual assault can mean anything these days I feel compelled to carify that by specifying that he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

Fairfax denied the story and threatened to sue anyone who mentioned it, but, along the way, he revealed that the Washington Post had known about the allegations and claim they had vindicated him.

The Washington Post replied that no, they hadn’t vindicated Fairfax but, yes, Fairfax had admitted to having sex with the woman.

And this point my schadenfreude gland was depleted and I was a limp mass on the floor. As one of my old bosses used to say, “I feel just like a monkey humping a skunk, I aint’ got all I want but I got all I can stand.”

Then everyone got their second wind.

NEW: An extraordinary day turns chaotic as Fairfax suggests Northam is behind "a smear" aimed at blocking his ascent to the governorship and recounts a sexual encounter with a woman he said was "very interested in me."

But she says it was assault >https://t.co/X9qPp1fmbV

— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 4, 2019

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia emphatically denied on Monday a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2004, suggesting that Gov. Ralph Northam’s supporters were trying to block his ascent to the governorship at a moment when Mr. Northam is besieged by demands that he resign over charges of racism.

“Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of potentially my being elevated that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out?” Mr. Fairfax told reporters surrounding him in the rotunda of the state Capitol about whether he believes Mr. Northam, a fellow Democrat, was behind the accusation’s coming to light. He offered no evidence tying the Northam camp to the allegation.

An adviser to Mr. Northam, asked Monday if the embattled governor had been behind the revelation of the assault allegations, denied any responsibility and said the Northam camp did not have the capacity to plot such a move at a moment when Mr. Northam is struggling to retain his job.

Monday’s spectacle beside the Houdon-designed George Washington statue in the Capitol was extraordinary: Mr. Fairfax, a 39-year-old African-American, rebutting claims of sexual misconduct and suggesting the accusations were part of an effort by allies of Mr. Northam’s to salvage a governorship that is listing due to the racism that still scars Virginia.

If I were a chainsmoker, I would have burned an couple of cartons while swabbing my sweaty forehead with a damp cloth as the spectacle unfolded.

The irony of the guy who made the Charlottesville mess a campaign issue and labeled Ed Gillespie a racist being accused of racism by his own lieutenant governor is nearly too much to bear.

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Satan’s Party.

Senate Democrats blocked a measure on Monday night that would prohibit infanticide.

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) tried to pass a bill that would penalize doctors who fail to “exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” The Hill reported.

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) blocked Ben Sasse’s legislation arguing that US already prohibits infanticide and claimed Republicans are misinterpreting the bill introduced by Virginia Democrat Delegates last week.

“We have laws against infanticide in this country. This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object,” Murray said.

Ben Sasse tried to pass the bill after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) created a firestorm with his endorsement of late-term abortion and infanticide.

“In Virginia, disgraced Governor Ralph Northam tarnished the American idea of equality under law. He betrayed the universal truth of human dignity and he turned the stomaches of civilized people not just in this country but in every country on Earth,” Ben Sasse said.

Democrat Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran recently sponsored a bill that would allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy up to 40 weeks in utero.

When asked if a woman can have an abortion at the time she is in labor and dilating, Kathy Tran responded, “My bill would allow that, yes.”

This means babies could potentially be murdered in the birth canal — truly barbaric.

Ralph Northam, who is now barely hanging onto his Governor’s seat after a photo of him in either blackface or a KKK robe surfaced, sent shock waves across the country on Friday when he agreed with Kathy Tran’s late-term abortion bill and actually endorsed infanticide.

“So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said.

Ben Sasse also fired a warning shot on Monday and said that Northam “endorsed infanticide” and that Republican lawmakers will continue to push for a vote on his bill.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday said he had a consensual one-night stand with a woman in 2004 who now accuses him of sexual assault, saying that he is the victim of a political “smear.”

“Everything was 100 percent consensual. Not only that, the same person called me sometime later and wanted to meet with me, wanted to come visit me … wanted me to meet her mother,” Mr. Fairfax told reporters in Richmond.

Attributing sinister motivations to his accusers, Mr. Fairfax said he took Biblical advice and donned “armor of God” that “allows us to deal with the devil’s schemes and tricks.”

The sexual assault allegation swamped Mr. Fairfax as he stood poised to become governor if Gov. Ralph Northam heeds unrelenting calls to resign over a racist yearbook photo.

Mr. Northam and Mr. Fairfax are both Democrats, and the dual scandals left the party reeling.

The lieutenant governor, who is black, was widely viewed as their party’s savior when Mr. Northman was linked to a photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook that showed somebody in blackface with another person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

Mr. Fairfax said the timing of the sexual assault allegation pointed to a political motivation.

Vanessa Tyson, a visiting fellow at Stanford University, claimed that Mr. Fairfax sexually assaulted her when they were both campaign staffers at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Her story was first reported by the conservative news site Big League Politics, which was the same outlet that first published the racist yearbook photo.

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dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

“Never Trump” conservative and Weekly Standard co-founder Bill Kristol donated to Democrat Ralph Northam’s campaign during the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election, but hasn’t indicated if he regrets that decision in light of Northam’s recent scandals.

Northam, who defeated Republican Ed Gillespie to take the governor’s seat, is now the subject of intense scrutiny over comments he made about late-term abortions and a racist photo that appeared in his medical school yearbook.

Last February in an interview with The New Yorker, Kristol explained that he and his wife donated to Northam’s campaign after being “infuriated” by President Donald Trump’s response to white nationalists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a tweet in November 2017, Kristol was publicly questioning whether he should vote for the Democrat in order to stick it to the “Trumpy” campaign run by Gillespie.

Q: Vote for Gillespie who’d (mostly) strengthen non-Trumpy forces in GOP? Or for Northam as protest against Gillespie’s Trumpy campaign?

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 4, 2017

The Daily Caller confirmed through Virginia State Election records that Kristol donated $200 to Northam’s campaign in July 2017.

Kristol told The New Yorker that he was “pleased” when Northam won, adding, “I really could make a case that the country would be better off with the Democrats running the House, because, if the Republicans aren’t willing to check Trump, someone has to.”

Kristol has waxed poetic about Northam’s comments on a late-term abortion bill in the Virginia General Assembly and Northam’s racist yearbook photo, but has seemingly abdicated any responsibility for supporting the Democrat. Kristol has not yet indicated if he regrets supporting Northam’s campaign and did not return a request for comment for this article. (RELATED: Gov. Northam: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets About Infanticide Comments)

“The party line vote on tabling HB 2491 in the subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly is yet another reminder — an important one — of why many of us Republican #NeverTrumpers haven’t become Democrats but rather are doing our best to save the GOP,” Kristol said, not mentioning his Northam donation.

The party line vote on tabling HB 2491 in the subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly is yet another reminder–an important one–of why many of us Republican #NeverTrumpers haven’t become Democrats but rather are doing our best to save the GOP.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 31, 2019

Kristol retweeted a comment from Hayden Black mocking Northam’s excuse for the blackface/KKK photo in his medical school yearbook, but largely avoided directly criticizing the governor. For example, when former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that Virginians “deserve better representation,” Kristol spun the remark against Trump, writing, “So do the people of the United States.”

In another set of tweets about the yearbook photo, Kristol joked about yearbooks gaining ground in American politics — likely a reference to failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore — and blasted the Republican Party’s ability to conduct and use opposition research.

Kristol has repeatedly toed the line on supporting Democrats in his attempt to turn the Republican Party away from Trump. Prior to the 2018 midterms, Kristol floated the idea that if Democrats swept the elections then Republicans would finally have an incentive to turn against the president.

“Can’t do anything about the fact that he’s president. So maybe you have to work with him. That’s been the general Republican attitude,” Kristol said during an MSNBC interview. “I think the day after election day, things change more than people realize in terms of Republican psychology and dynamics.”

“They’ll need a little help from people like me,” Kristol added with a laugh.

“Bill Kristol must have missed the class on party building where you are taught not to actively help your opponent while trying to rebuild your own party,” a GOP strategist told The Daily Caller.

Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

And Now Virginia's Democratic Lt. Gov Has Been Accused of Sexual Assault - Matt Vespa: UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that they “did not find .02/04/2019 17:41:40PM EST.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

On Sunday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace did something that got Rep. Steve King removed from his committees.

King asked a New York Times reporter, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Just that question got the Iowa lawmaker in trouble.

Wallace decided to ask his talk panel if embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam should be judged by “one mistake” from his past. Wallace was speaking about a photo that surfaced showing Northam allegedly dressed in blackface. On Friday night, a conservative website published the photo found on Northam’s medical yearbook page.

Northam has since claimed the picture wasn’t him and that he wasn’t going to resign from office as many Democrat leaders have been asking him to do.

“Hateful as that photograph from 1984 is, and there’s no question it is hateful, it was 35 years ago, and this Governor does have a pretty good record of reaching out to African-Americans, he has been a member of an African-American church. Is it just impossible, in the year 2019, to even consider whether you should judge a person’s whole life of work against one terrible mistake?”

The image in question is inexcusable. Nothing in American history is more odious than the KKK. The strong social stigma against white supremacists, anti-black terrorism and the dehumanization of African Americans are among the triumphs of the past decades of the 20th century. Our charge is to conserve it, for the sake of justice and the viability of a diverse nation.

The newness of what we’re conserving is underscored by the fact that it wasn’t 1864, 1924, or 1954 when the photograph in question appeared in a yearbook. It was 1984.

He should resign the governorship in a way that powerfully reaffirms the stigma against white supremacy. That’s the best way that he can serve the commonwealth right now.

Later, if he regains the trust of Virginians, he can run again for some other office. If never reelected, he wasn’t indispensable.

His other problem is he did not handle his apology & answer about it all very well.

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MAGAMEDIA

Published  2 weeks ago

Let Him Stay In Office

02/04 12:21 pm

Now we know what we know:The Democrats are the party of hate and racism. Black people are so naive with their ingrained slave mentality, they can’t see it. White liberals can, and are just mad the truth is out.

For the better part of the last two years, Democrats and the liberal MSM have been on a tirade calling out what they perceived to be racism. With FakeNews CNN taking the lead, as the race police, they have called every politician on the right who didn’t agree with their extreme liberal out of control lawless views and agenda a racist.

If you want a security wall on the southern border: you are a racist.

If you are against illegal aliens crossing the border: you are a racist.

If you want criminal justice reform: you are a racist.

If you are against athletes kneeling: you are a racist

If you embrace Christianity: you are a racist.

If you like the national anthem: you are a racist.

If you watch Fox News: you are a racist.

If you are a Republican or conservative: you are a racist.

If you voted for Donald Trump: you are a racist.

If you wear a red MAGA cap: you are a racist.

Finally, if you are white and not a liberal you are a racist.

Upon closer observation, we now see it is they the Democrat liberal who is the racist, and what better person to point out this truth than the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, and his 1984 racist KKK black face yearbook pictures.

Interestingly enough, during the 2016 election, Northam and his minions (and the liberal MSM) dubbed his opponent Ed Gillespie a racist because he supported President Donald Trump. Northam even ran an ad of a man in a truck believed to be Gillespie chasing down minority children wanting to catch them and do them harm.

Democrats and the liberal MSM got blacks to believe this false narrative of Ed Gillespie being a racist lock stock and barrel. It didn’t take much to convince them. Gillespie being a white man, Republican, conservative and supported Trump he fit the bill. That automatically made him a racist. It seems blacks didn’t bother to question Northam the moonwalker. Because he was a white social liberal and didn’t like Trump the liberal MSM said he was good. That automatically made him alright with blacks.

Now that the truth has come to light about Northam's racist past, everybody wants to kick him out of office. It took nearly 30 plus years to come to light, but it's out. I'm sure many knew about it but said nothing. Either way, I say let him stay there.

Keep him in office. Keep him there as a remembrance of who the real racist is. Keep him there so that every day, until election day, people, especially blacks and white liberals, will be reminded that the Democrat Party is the real racist party. Some things never change. How can they when you won't accept the facts.

LifeSiteNews

Published  2 weeks ago

The US Senate 'can no longer unanimously condemn murder,' lamented Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA.

Live Action News

Published  2 weeks ago

The public has been horrified by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Reproductive Health Act — which removes virtually all protections for preborn children in the state — and by Virginia Democratic lawmakers’ attempts to push through an extreme bill that Delegate Kathy Tran admitted would allow for abortion even after a woman goes into labor. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam got himself into some hot water of his own when he attempted to defend the bill on a radio show, and sounded to some as if he were defending the act of infanticide. The pro-abortion governor responded on Twitter — but his response rang hollow (and utterly ironic) to many.

I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.

— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 31, 2019

But the devotion of these Virginia and New York lawmakers seems to actually be directed toward a very large donor to their campaigns — one which stands to gain a large windfall from the removal of restrictions on abortion and which has been working to expand abortion across the nation: Planned Parenthood. In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress recorded Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, admitting that her organization wanted to become more heavily involved in offering late-term abortions. And it is Planned Parenthood dollars that support politicians like Northam and Tran.

According to CNS News, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, the abortion giant’s state advocacy arm, vowed to provide $3 million to the pro-abortion Governor in 2017. Voter contribution reports gathered by two organizations reveal that Planned Parenthood gave Gov. Ralph Northam closer to $2 million in 2017. VoteSmart.org indicates that Northam’s campaign received $1,976,881.07 from Planned Parenthood Virginia and $115,453.86 from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Virginia Public Access Project shows nearly $150,000 was given to Northam by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

According to VoteSmart.org, Planned Parenthood of Virginia also gave $2,792.62 to the political campaign of Virginia State Rep. Kathy Tran, the sponsor of the late-term abortion proposal that would allow abortions up to 40 weeks, for any reason. Additional candidates were also funded, according to VPAP. In Virginia, Planned Parenthood has multiple facilities, and those that don’t commit abortions refer to other Planned Parenthood affiliates for them.

READ: Planned Parenthood cheers for New York, Virginia abortion legislation

Governor Northam was wined and dined as a guest at Planned Parenthood events, including the organization’s “Pink Ball.” In a video published by the abortion corporation’s DC affiliate, you can see the Governor posing at the event.

According to DCist.com, then Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam “put in appearances” at the event where the organization mocked Vice President Mike Pence by featuring, the “Mike Hot Pence, a doppelganger of the vice president known for raising money for Planned Parenthood and a variety of other groups while pantsless.” The group uploaded a picture of Northam greeting DC’s Mayor at the ball.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA have called Kathy Tran, Gov. Northam, and other pro-abortion politicians “champions.” Northam had previously vowed not to defund Planned Parenthood.

See screenshots of Virginia Public Access’s donation records below:

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Grrr Graphics

Published  2 weeks ago

The KKK Took My Baby Away

02/04 11:32 am

They took her away

Away from me

The KKK took my baby away

They took her away

Away from me

The Ramones.

The Virginia legislature submitted a bill that would allow abortions to occur right up until the moment of delivery—and even beyond if the baby survived the procedure.

Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, supported the bill along with his fellow Democrats and feminists who apparently consider babies no more than an assemblage of meaningless molecules. The law didn’t pass, but other abortion lovers in New York loudly applauded the passage of a similar bill in their state. They are now free to butcher innocent lives at will.

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Then it was revealed that Northam donned a racist costume in high school. He either dressed up in black face or wore a KKK outfit. It remains unclear which one was him, but a photo showing the two on his yearbook page was damning. Why hasn’t it been revealed before? I started thinking it was only revealed now in order to distract from the abortion controversy.

The Illuminati who controls the Deep State loves abortion. The Satanists among them love to torture and kill innocent people and nobody is more innocent than a newborn baby. What’s next, the execution of children because they’re ‘unwanted’ by their parents? Before you laugh at this notion, consider the Illuminati is already trying to carry out the message on their Georgia Guide Stones.

Satanists for some reason like to announce in advance what they’re going to do to us, and they’re doing it right now. They put fluoride in the drinking water and chemtrails in the air. They force their GMO foods on us as well as their vaccines. Have you noticed how anxious they are for us to get jabbed with flu shots? In a child’s first year they recommend over 70 vaccinations. California is making it the ‘law.’ Now some say being against vaccines should be a crime. They want people to lose control over their own bodies.

The next killer will be 5G. Not only will it be used to control minds, it will also fry them. The illuminati don’t want us on ‘their’ planet. They own it. They think they own us. We are their cattle to be culled. If we accept their premise that life is nothing but disconnected matter without meaning, then it will make it all the easier for them to finish us off.

It’s time to stand up for what is right in this world. Common sense tells us that the murder of innocent babies isn’t right and is also horrific.

—Ben Garrison

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Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a GOP effort to introduce a billl meant to protect abortion survivors, which came in response to comments last week by Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam that seemingly endorsed post-birth abortions in certain cases.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Late-night funnymen Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon both ignored the massive controversy created by a photo purportedly showing Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) in blackface.

As Fox News points out, the late-night network hosts may have ignored the story due to their own history wearing blackface in past comedy sketches.

Jimmy Kimmel wore it in a Comedy Central sketch years ago, mocking NBA player Karl Malone.

Jimmy Fallon also performed in blackface during a sketch on NBC, impersonating Chris Rock.

Northam has faced a slew of calls to step down after a photo from his medical school yearbook emerged showing a man in blackface alongside a man in a KKK robe. Gov. Northam initially apologized, but later backtracked and claimed he didn’t believe he was one of the men in the photo.

Indeed, though both Kimmel and Fallon are now subservient to the politically correct nature of Hollywood, there was a time where both reveled in some politically incorrect humor — Kimmel especially.

On The Man Show, Kimmel and his co-host Adam Carolla did a number of non-PC skits. In one, they poke fun at Asians for a “limited grasp of English” and call their home countries “hellholes.”

In another, the men set up a trampoline and had women jump on it, while the guys made jokes about the women’s bodies.

Kimmel also used to do a bit where he’d put a mystery object in his pants and told women on the street to put their hands in his pants to figure out what it is.

At one point, he asks a woman how old she is — when she replied that she’s 18, he jokes, “You sure of that? Because Uncle Jimmy doesn’t need to do time.”

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Monday denied a new sexual assault allegation against him, just as many were preparing for him to take over for embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” Fairfax’s chief of staff and communications director said in a statement Monday that was released at 2.57 a.m. “He has never assaulted anyone — ever — in any way, shape, or form.”

Fairfax will become Virginia governor if embattled Ralph Northam resigns after it was revealed that his 1984 medical school yearbook page contained a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a KKK outfit

The statement appeared to be referencing a claim from a woman, Vanessa Tyson, who said she was sexually assaulted by Fairfax at the DNC convention more than a decade ago.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened” Tyson wrote. “Then by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.”

Tyson is a professor at Scripps College in California.

“This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above,” the statement from Fairfax’s office said.

Gov. Ralph Northam is under pressure to resign after his medical school yearbook surfaced last week, and showed an image of someone in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb on his page. Northam's resignation would likely let Fairfax step in as governor.

Northam held an emergency meeting with his staff Sunday evening during the Super Bowl and is expected to have another meeting later Monday to discuss whether to bow to the widespread calls for him to step down.

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Published  2 weeks ago

RUSH: I know it may not look like that to you because you might think the Democrat Party's winning and dominating things.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

A Republican strategist and former special assistant to President George W. Bush nuked CNN for attempting to downplay Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam's disturbing comments on abortion. During a panel discussion Sunday on CNN’s “State of the

wdbj7

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax fired back against allegations of sexual assault Monday morning.

Fairfax's office released a statement on Twitter saying in part, "Tonight, an online publication released a false and unsubstantiated allegation against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax."

The statement addressed allegations that were sent to the Washington Post more than a year ago during the time of Fairfax's inauguration. The Post proceeded to investigate the claims presented and ultimately denied to publish the story due to inconsistant statements.

Fairfax's team said they believe the allegations come as a part of "sad and dark politics."

The statement goes on to say Faixfax has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above.

Fairfax plans to take legal action against those spreading the defamatory and false allegations.

The press release addresses allegations that have surfaced at the same time calls for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's resignation become louder and louder after racist images in Northam's yearbook emerged .

Read the full statement here:

Time

Published  2 weeks ago

In the midst of the ongoing controversy over a racist photograph on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, a photograph of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) posing in front of a Confederate flag is making the rounds on social media.

The photograph of McConnell, which apparently shows the senator posing in front of a large Confederate flag, had previously surfaced in 2015, according to Snopes. The photo was allegedly taken at a Sons of Confederate Veterans event in the early ’90s.

Following the revelation of the racist yearbook photograph, Democratic Gov. Northam has refused to step down despite facing mounting pressure to resign. The photograph in question shows one person apparently wearing blackface posing with a person dressed in KKK robes. The governor initially apologized on Friday for appearing in the photo, before denying that he was either figure in the photograph in a news conference on Saturday.

The photograph of McConnell has regained traction on social media in the past few days, in part spurned on by the controversy over Northam’s photograph. Some users on Twitter cited the photograph as an example of Republican hypocrisy in condemning the Democratic governor’s alleged photograph while apparently being soft on racism within their own party.

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“This picture gets ‘attention on social media’ frequently,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement to TIME. “The left trots it out every time Sen. McConnell speaks out on race or the Confederate flag–as he did on Charlottesville, the Confederate flag over SC’s capitol, removing Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky capitol, his comments on Steve King and so on. They’ve been doing this for many, many years.”

Popp also stated that the picture was apparently from a Sons of Confederate Veterans event “30 years ago or so.”

Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Northam’s own state’s senior Democratic lawmakers, are calling on the governor to resign. Republican leaders have also criticized the governor, with President Trump calling Northam’s conduct “unforgivable” on Twitter.

Write to Alejandro de la Garza at alejandro.delagarza@time.com.

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

Judeo-Christian principles helped to form our culture––until now, restraining evil and promoting prosperity bound us together with a common creed.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

It's apparently the president's fault that the Democrat Virginia governor decades ago put a racist photo on his yearbook page

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared to fake a phone call on Tuesday in an attempt to avoid answering a reporter’s question regarding a resurfaced sexual assault allegation against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-VA).

An unidentified woman has come forward in recent days alleging Fairfax made unwanted advancements on her during the 2004 Demoncrat National Convention. He has denied the allegation and threatened to take “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

In the first of two encounters that Daily Caller congressional reporter Henry Rodgers had with Sanders, the potential presidential nominee is seen ignoring a question on whether he believes Fairfax’s accuser. After a second attempt to get the Vermont Independent to respond, his administrative director Jacob Gillison tells that reporter: “He can’t right now. We’re discussing something right now.” Sanders manages to evade a third question about the accusation by entering into a crowded elevator.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will not say if he believes VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s accuser… pic.twitter.com/zU69QSzXGD

— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019

Roughly one hour later, Rodgers is seen once again confronting Sanders, who appears to be talking on his cell phone. “Do you believe Justin Fairfax’s accuser?” he asks the senator. Sanders ignores the question and instead asks the person on the line the time of a meeting — or so it seemed.

Bernie is back and and this time he is taking fake phone calls to dodge questions about if he believes Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax’s accuser… WATCH THIS: pic.twitter.com/y6n83qPKit

— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) February 5, 2019

Seconds later, Sanders angrily demands the reporter to stop following him. “Excuse me!” Sanders shouts at Rodgers. “Stop following me around.”

During the brief exchange, Sanders pulls his phone away from his ear, which does not appear to display any indication of an ongoing call.

“You’re not on the phone,” exclaims Rodgers, prompting the flustered senator to draw the phone nearer to his face.

Sanders then points to the opposite direction, signaling that he wants the reporter to leave him alone.

“I’m asking you a question,” Rodgers says. Sanders, once more, refuses to respond and instead continues walking away from the reporter.

The accuser has retained law firm Katz Marshall & Banks and is consulting with the firm about next steps, according to several news outlets. One of the firm’s founding partners, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett m Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied the allegation and later was confirmed to the court.

On Monday, Fairfax hinted that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) is responsible for the resurfacing of sexual assault allegation against him to prevent his own ouster after a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook emerged. The governor faces bipartisan calls to resign over the photo, who shows him and another individual in blackface and KKK attire.

The alleged incident involving Fairfax purportedly occurred during the 2004 Democrat National Convention. To date, the allegation remains uncorroborated.

National Review

Published  2 weeks ago

On the Senate floor this evening, Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called for unanimous consent on his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which provides protections for any infants born alive after attempted abortion procedures.

Democratic senator Patty Murray of Washington objected to the bill on the floor, preventing it from receiving unanimous consent. Murray claimed that the legislation is unnecessary because there are already legal prohibitions on infanticide. Murray was the only Democratic senator to come to the Senate floor this evening and left immediately after objecting.

Earlier today, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell affirmed his support for Sasse’s legislation and hinted that he’d be willing to bring it to the floor for a roll-call vote. “I hope that none of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle invent any reasons to block this request later today,” McConnell said. “That would make quite a disturbing statement. If they do inexplicably block Senator Sasse’s effort, I can assure them that this will not be the last time we try to ensure that all newborns are afforded this fundamental legal protection.”

In response to Murray’s objection, Sasse noted the recent abortion expansion in New York, which contradicted her claim by removing protections for newborn infants. And, in fact, only 26 states have affirmative protections for unborn children born alive after attempted abortions. The Nebraska senator’s renewed effort to push the bill comes on the heels of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s recent comments appearing to defend allowing some newborn infants to die, depending on the circumstances and their mother’s wishes.

“We are actually talking about babies that have been born. The only debate on the floor tonight is about infanticide. . . . This is about fourth-trimester abortion,” Sasse said on the floor this evening, after quoting Northam’s remarks. “Everyone in this Senate ought to be able to say that the little baby deserves life, that she has rights, and that killing her is wrong.”

Sasse also quoted from several Democratic senators currently running for the 2020 presidential nomination. New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand, for example, has said she will “fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.” California senator Kamala Harris, meanwhile, said in her speech announcing her campaign that “the people in our society who are most often targeted by predators are also most often the voiceless and vulnerable.”

Following his remarks and Murray’s objection, several Republican senators spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bill.

“This is the world’s greatest legislate body,” said Senator Joni Ernst (R., Iowa). “There is nothing great, there is nothing moral or even humane, about the discussion that we have before us today.”

“Somehow this conversation has devolved so completely that a bill prohibiting the murder of children who are born alive,” Ernst added, “a bill that simply prohibits infanticide, has tonight been blocked on the floor of the Senate.”

“It is hard to fathom the extremism of politicians in New York and now Virginia who would deny the protections of law to the most vulnerable members of our society, the innocent unborn, even up to birth,” Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said of the recent legislation that would expand the right to post-viability abortion. “Is this really the extremism of the Democratic party?”

“Some are tempted when they see this rising tide of barbarism and cruelty to feel despair, but I am not,” Hawley said. “I think of the words of Lincoln who spoke of the unfinished work of this nation. . . . We must press forward in this generation for our revolutionary faith.”

Senator James Lankford (R., Okla.) noted that the Senate is willing to affirm resolutions by unanimous consent to congratulate the New England Patriots on winning the Super Bowl but remains unwilling to affirm Sasse’s legislation.

“How can this be a discussion we’re having on the Senate floor?” Lankford said. “It used to be my Democratic colleagues said life begins at birth. Now, apparently, it’s not at life anymore. It’s unknown when life begins. Because it’s a discussion now at birth.”

Lankford also pointed out that bills permitting abortion all the way through the last three months of pregnancy put the United States in a category with only North Korea, China, and Vietnam.

“For the short time I’ve been here, what a rude awakening to what can happen,” said Senator Mike Braun (R., Ind.) who, along with Hawley, was just elected last November. “I just ask citizens across this country, Hoosiers, to weigh in. Let your senators know that this is a step too far. When something like this occurs in this chamber, when it’s crystallized so simply, and you’re either for or against infanticide, I never imagined I’d be seeing this so early in my tenure here.”

Republican senators are expected to keep pressure on the issue and push for a roll-call vote in the near future.

WVEC

Published  2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, Va. — As Virginia Governor Ralph Northam faces increasing pressure to resign over a racist photograph from his 1984 medical school yearbook, the man who would take his place -- Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax -- is responding to accusations of his own.

The allegation involves an unsubstantiated claim of sexual assault against Fairfax during the Democratic National Convention in 2004. The claim was posted Sunday night on the same website that first published the racist photo from Gov. Northam's yearbook.

The Washington Post, as well as our sister station WUSA9 in Washington D.C., have known about the claim for months, but have not been able to corroborate the allegations.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” read the statement released on Twitter.

“He has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

A post on the conservative website Big League Politics went live just as the Super Bowl ended late Sunday. Allies of the likely heir apparent to embattled Gov. Northam called the development a clear smear tactic, as Fairfax's profile rises.

"This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above," the overnight statement read.

"The Lt. Governor will take appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation."

WUSA9 is refraining from publishing further details of the claim, as key elements have not been able to be verified. Broad outlines of the claim are only being published after Fairfax's office released an official statement now in public view.

The development unfolded hours before Northam is scheduled to hold a meeting with top staff members in Richmond, when a possible resignation will be discussed.

Five officials with direct knowledge of the continuing deliberations said state lawmakers will hold off on removing Northam through untested mechanisms in Virginia's constitution, in order to avoid escalating tensions.

WUSA9 in Washington D.C. contributed to this report.

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

Last week’s outrage over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s statement that babies born alive following a botched abortion could be allowed to die quickly evaporated when a racist photograph from Northam’s medical school yearbook began circulating. Northam quickly apologized for the picture, only to later backtrack, claiming that he was not the man in blackface or hidden beneath a Ku Klux Klan hood, but had darkened his face for a Michael Jackson costume that same year and thus his confusion.

Either way, Northam’s political career is over: Even if Northam does not resign, he’s the lamest of lame ducks. While Democrats may not be happy with Northam for dragging out the inevitable and hurting their brand in the meantime, the uproar over Northam’s past succeeded in diverting attention from media’s focus on the party’s extreme abortion position.

Yet, even without the straight-talking Northam to expose the barbarity of late-term abortions, the extreme laws the Democratic Party supports remain unchanged. And those laws are even more horrific than even Northam’s comments revealed.

Those comments came last week in a radio interview, when Northam was asked whether he supported state Del. Kathy Tran’s late-term abortion bill, which, as Tran acknowledged during committee debate, would allow an abortion at full-term even if the mother had already started labor.

Northam told the radio host: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

The sub-committee tabled Tran’s bill. But many fail to realize that Northam’s statement that “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired” applies equally to Virginia’s current abortion law. Under both current law and Tran’s proposed amendment, following an abortion, if there is “any clearly visible evidence of viability,” the abortionist must provide “life support.”

But nothing in the law requires the doctor to first resuscitate the newborn infant or to provide other ordinary care necessary to allow the infant to survive. Nothing also prevents the mother, who had just attempted to abort her now-newborn, from directing the hospital staff to abide by a do not resuscitate order.

That is why, on the heels of Northam’s comments, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act for fast-track passage. This proposed legislation would require any health care practitioner present at the time a baby is born alive following an attempted abortion to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.” If passed, this law would prevent Northam types from leaving a newborn to die because that was the mother’s desire.

Backlash over Northam’s comments sent the left into a full-spin zone. Northam himself said “I don’t have any regrets, but I do regret how my comments have been mischaracterized,” sticking to his claim that third-trimester abortions are only done in cases involving “severe deformities.” Defenders of Northam’s statements likewise pretended that the only babies to survive abortions will be those who bear a condition “incompatible with life” or with “severe deformities,” and thus any medical care for such a child would be futile.

This position is both legally and factually wrong. Legally, Virginia law permits abortions of healthy, viable fetuses up to the point of delivery, if three physicians state that “continuation of the pregnancy is likely to result in the death of the woman or substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman.”

While proponents of this provision paint the abortion as necessary to preserve the life of the mother, there is no reason such babies could not be delivered alive as opposed to delivered after they are killed. Further, the current law allows abortion based on mental health, not merely physical health, and mental health is often loosely interpreted.

Tran’s proposed amendments would make it easier to obtain a late-term abortion in Virginia by expanding the legality of late-term abortions to circumstances in which one doctor certified that continuing the pregnancy would “impair” the “mental health” of the woman. Virtually any stress or anxiety caused by the pregnancy could qualify as impairing the mother’s mental health, making Tran’s proposed amendment one that would, in essence, allow abortion on demand to the point of birth, including of healthy and viable fetuses.

While Tran’s bill was tabled, Virginia law still allows exactly the scenario that outraged Americans: the abortion of full-term fetuses after labor had begun. Further, although Virginia has not yet allowed any mental health condition to justify such barbaric practices, New York has: Less than two weeks ago, to cheering adulation, New York’s Democrat governor signed into law the so-called Reproductive Health Act.

That law allows abortions for any reason prior to 24 weeks of gestation, which given scientific advancements of late will include some viable fetuses. The statute also legalizes abortions to the moment of birth if a “practitioner” believes it necessary “to protect” the patient’s health. Again, the squishy definition of mental health will suffice to allow the killing of a fully formed and viable fetus.

Defenders of New York’s law and Virginia’s legislation nonetheless seek to justify late-term abortions as only occurring in cases of “severe deformities.” Factually, this claim is also false. The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute admits, citing its own research, that “data suggest that most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.” Further, “fetal anomaly” would include such non-severe situations, such as a cleft palate or a club foot—“deformities” most Americans would be horrified to learn are used to justify a late-term abortion.

If abortion activists want to defend their laws based on fake facts, conservatives need to call them out. We may no longer have Northam’s horrifying soundbite to question Democrats on their view of infanticide, but we still have the law—a law that permits the killing of full-developed, healthy, and viable fetuses until the moment of birth.

Ask Democrats about their support for that law. When they obfuscate, ask whether they would support a law prohibiting late-term abortion absent the so-called severe deformities they hide behind. Their answer will expose them as both pro-eugenics and pro-abortion extremists.

Sara A. Carter

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia residents and Democrat leaders want Gov. Ralph Northam to resign, after his wishy washy statements regarding a racist photograph in his yearbook.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a forceful pre-dawn denial on Monday to an allegation of sexual assault that surfaced after 15 years, in the latest political bombshell to rock Richmond where Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is battling resignation calls over a racist photo from his medical school yearbook. 

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

It took them a few days, but CNN has done their diligence and found a person of color to speak up for the embattled Ralph Northam.

Northam already in trouble for his comments defending aborting babies right up until the birth of the child got more buried in the mud when a photo from his medical yearbook was unearthed showing an individual in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan official outfit.

Late Friday evening, Northam apologized for the photo and looked to move on from it. On Saturday, he held a press conference claiming he wasn’t in the photo and added the only time he dressed up in any blackface, it was as Michael Jackson.

Late Monday night, CNN pushed Carla Savage-Wells on the stage to save Northam. She says that she is his childhood friend and the governor doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.

Carla Savage-Wells is a childhood friend of Ralph Northam and campaigned for him. She is also defending the embattled Virginia governor.

Speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Monday night, she said it was “completely inaccurate” to describe Northam as someone who does not like black people.

“You’ve had so many people to say that they have not seen a racist bone in his body and I can attest to that from 1972,” Savage-Wells told Cuomo.

She then said she agrees if Northam quits now he will be branded a racist for life.

We’re talking about a former candidate (Northam) who refused to shake a black candidate E.W. Jackson during a T.V. debate? Is she serious? The debate from a couple of years ago throws her statement out the window and into the trash.

Related: FLASHBACK 2013! Democrat Candidate Ralph Northam Refuses To Shake Republican Hand During Debate!

Friends and neighbors say the same thing about school shooters and even that killer in Vegas and they are always wrong. We have photographic evidence of this man’s idiocy and racism, plus he’s admitted to doing it another time.

I don’t know who CNN is trying to fool, but they are reaching with this woman. Honestly, it makes Northam looks worse for putting his black childhood friend out there to defend him.

‘No racist bone in his body?” I don’t know if Northam is racist or not but CNN is pitiful for showing their hand and protecting someone that is knee deep in trouble. He should have stayed with his original apology and left it at that. Now, he has no chance.

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Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

A woman named Vanessa Tyson, who is a fellow at Stanford University, says that a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention is now an office-holder about to get a “very big promotion,” according to a screenshot provided by a tipster. A friend of Tyson’s named Adria Scharf, based in Richmond, Virginia, shared the “heartbreaking” message, which Tyson wrote as a private post.

Tyson is a fellow at California-based Stanford University and professor at California-based Scripps College, which means the alleged sexual assaulter must hold office on the East Coast. Tyson says her alleged attacker won statewide office in 2017.

Justin Fairfax was a John Kerry staffer in 2004, and won an election in 2017 in an East Coast state. Now, he is poised to become governor of Virginia if racist Ralph Northam resigns as Democratic leaders and his own state party demand.

Big League Politics has reached out to Vanessa Tyson for comment.

UPDATE: Monday morning, Fairfax responded to the allegations in a statement that acknowledges that the allegations exist. He denies the allegation.

UPDATE: 2:55 AM, Monday, February 4

Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax took to Twitter around 3:00 AM to release a statement confirming the alleged sexual assault victim Vanessa Tyson took her allegations to the Washington Post “more than a year ago,” after which the Washington Post spiked the story.

Here is the language from Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s statement published around 3:00 AM Monday morning which confirms The Washington Post received Ms. Tyson’s allegations and chose not to believe her.

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Then-gubernatorial Virginia Democrat Candidate Ralph Northam Received Nearly $2 Million In Donations From Planned Parenthood Virginia.

Virginia Gov. Northam received intense backlash after he backed a Virginia bill which would have repealed most of Virginia’s abortion restriction laws and allowed abortion even as a woman is about to give birth. Virginia Democrat Delegate Kathy Tran introduced the measure.

Virginia’s legislature has since tabled the legislation.

At a press conference on Thursday, Northam said that he “does not have any regrets” about his backing of the legislation.

During the gubernatorial campaign, Northam received nearly $2 million on donations from the state Planned Parenthood affiliate, according to the non-partisan Virginia Public Access Project. This serves as the third highest donor to Northam’s 2017 campaign for governor, below DGA Action and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

During Northam’s campaign, Planned Parenthood’s Virginia affiliate announced its plan to spend roughly $3 million to elect the Democrat for governor.- READ MORE

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  2 weeks ago

The Democrats are off to a very, very bad start to the New Year.

The Democrats started off 2019 by shutting down the government over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) refusal secure our nation from unvetted foreign invaders by funding a wall on our southern border. In doing so, the Democrat leadership in Congress revealed their allegiance to illegal aliens (potential voters) over the safety and security of American citizens. They also revealed that they will do anything to stand in the way of Trump taking credit for building a border wall, all but ensuring he’ll be re-elected in 2020.

On Jan 23, the loudmouth Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) stepped down as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations, she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation supervisor, Damien Jones.

Only one day after Virginia’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam publicly announced that he would be okay with babies being killed after they were born, it was discovered that the Democrat governor from Virginia also thinks it’s okay to dress in blackface or wear a KKK hood, Northam’s personal page in his medical school yearbook revealed shocking photos.

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Now, it’s been discovered that Chuck Schumer’s top aide, Matt House is on his way out for having inappropriate relations with junior staffers, the same behavior that got Democrat President Bill Clinton impeached, after he lied to a grand jury about having sex with a young intern in the Oval Office.

According to the Huffington Post -Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s longtime communications director Matt House announced he was leaving just after November’s midterm elections, the news was met with widespread bipartisan praise for House and his reputation for fairness. But some of House’s Senate colleagues were surprised to learn of his departure, given that he did not have a high-profile job lined up and that Democrats could regain control of the Senate in 2020.

House’s departure, however, was not voluntary. HuffPost has learned, through two sources with knowledge of the situation, that House was pushed out for allegedly having inappropriate sexual encounters with junior staffers, ending what was a nearly six-year tenure as communications director for the New York Democrat. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to a reporter about the allegations.

Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave.

I absolutely loved my time working in the Senate and it was the honor of my life. I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior. I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable. In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called an urgent meeting with his top level staff Sunday evening, including with his Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

The embattled Democrat Governor is under tremendous pressure to resign after a 1984 medical school yearbook photo of him, presumably in either blackface or a KKK robe surfaced on Friday.

The urgent meeting with his staff includes his Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, ABC 7 News reported.

An NBC News affiliate said Northam’s meeting started at 6 p.m. local time.

Northam remained defiant all weekend and refused to resign despite mounting pressure from both Democrats and Republicans.

Ralph Northam held a bizarre press conference on Saturday where he claimed he saw the racist yearbook photo for the first time in his life on Friday when a staffer brought it to his attention.

The Governor admitted to wearing blackface in 1984 when he dressed up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest, however he maintained he was not in the racist yearbook photo.

On Friday, Northam initially admitted he was in the racist photo and apologized for the hurt he caused.

Update: NBC is reporting that Northam’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was not in the Sunday night meeting as originally reported by ABC News.

A source confirms to @frankthorp and me that Ralph Northam convened an "urgent meeting" tonight with top staff and admin officials of color to discuss his path forward. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was not present, we're told. First reported by @darrensands

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 4, 2019

This is a breaking story…please refresh page for updates.

Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

Right now, the possibility of Northam resigning is mere speculation. According to The Washington Post, Northam is still weighing his options:

People familiar with the meeting said the governor had not reached a final decision about his fate. It was unclear who was there, besides that it involved senior staffers of color. But Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would become governor if Northam resigned, was not there, the people said.

Calling the Sunday night meeting was a clear signal of Northam’s effort to weigh support within the administration as he evaluates his options. Though he pledged on Saturday to stand his ground, he also said he would reconsider if he felt he could no longer be effective. Just a day later, resignation is an active consideration, the people said.

Before the meeting, Northam spent much of the day in seclusion at his family home on the Eastern Shore as confidantes delivered conflicting advice about whether he should resign or continue fighting to clear his name, according to people close to the governor.

ORIGINAL POST

This is one of those scenarios that is ironically funny. Yesterday, a friend texted me about Gov. Ralph Northam's potential resignation. Did I think it was going to happen and if so, when. My thought, as a former publicist, was that his team would decide to do it during the Super Bowl, when most Americans are glued to the football game.

According to ABC News, Northam's team called a last minute, emergency meeting.

BREAKING: @ABC has learned that Governor Northam has called his top-level staff, including cabinet members and the Lt Governor, for an “urgent meeting” at this hour. No details yet on what’s being discussed.

— Kristin Smith (@kristin8news) February 3, 2019

And the meetings included Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, suggesting they're preparing for him to take over.

BREAKING: ?@abcnews? says Gov Ralph Northam is calling for “an urgent” top level meeting of his staff this hour, including Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax. #northam #meeting #rva pic.twitter.com/b8RuXM3Nri

— Richard Reeve (@abc7Richard) February 3, 2019

This is a breaking news story. As more information becomes available, this post will be updated.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated Northam’s team would have him resign during the Super Bowl. That was incorrect. We apologize for the error.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia’s attempt to legalize infanticide was a wake-up call for some NeverTrump Republicans, who muttered that Democrats have gone so far off the rails that they might feel compelled to vote for President Donald Trump’s re-election in 2020. It should not have taken something this extreme to remind everyone how extreme and dangerous the Democrat Party has become.

Governor Ralph Northam’s infamous remark about making born-alive infants “comfortable” while their mothers and doctors decide whether to kill them was not a bolt from the blue. It’s not a shocking aberration or a sudden lurch into extremism. It is the logical conclusion of mainstream Democrat Party abortion politics.

Northam’s horrifying comment was not that much different from what former President Barack Obama said about infanticide when he was a state senator. Obama also waved aside the difference between human beings and tissue clumps, referring to the subjects of late-term and born-alive abortion as “that fetus, or child – however you want to describe it.” The key concept is to grant humanity at the whim of lordly politicians, and the burgermeisters of the Left have very different ideas about when human life begins than most of us, especially those of us who have seen an ultrasound.

It should have been obvious long before now to any reasonably engaged conservative – and most definitely to all professional pundits – that Democrats are all-in on late-term and born-alive abortions. They only pretend otherwise to avoid scaring moderates away during election years. The last real moderating forces were purged from the Democrat Party after Obamacare and the Bart Stupak disaster, when a supposedly pro-life congressman was suckered into supporting Barack Obama’s health insurance takeover with flimsy promises that taxpayer money would never be abused to subsidize abortion. Obamacare, as everyone should know by now, very much does subsidize abortion in numerous ways.

How many clues did “True Conservatives” need to understand how radical the Democrats have become on abortion? How many times did they have to watch Democrats creep up to infanticide and then scamper away when they saw too much of the public recoil in disgust? How much abortion money did they need to see flowing into Democrat coffers?

How savagely must the Left wage its political war against biological reality, against humanity itself, before the True Conservatives understand they are deadly serious about their view of humans as a virus that must be contained, and about their crusade against the sexes?

In a similar vein, did the NeverTrump right really need to witness the meteoric rise of outspoken socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to understand the Democrat Party’s aggressive radicalism on government power? The party has only been daydreaming about nationalizing the entire medical system for decades and using Obamacare’s carefully-planned failure as an excuse to push for it since the day after the Affordable Care Act website blew up in America’s face.

Socialism has been polling steadily better among Democrats and young people overall since the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, another disastrous moment when passive conservatives allowed the Left to rewrite history because sticking up for capitalism and pinning blame on the politicians who wrote the crackpot subprime mortgage rules was too much work. Socialism is an aggressive, totalitarian ideology that should not be given an inch, but too many conservatives are willing to give it a couple of miles by tossing major elections to the Democrats while they fight power struggles to reclaim the “soul” of the GOP from rank-and-file conservatives they despise, whether it was the Tea Party yesterday or Trump supporters today.

Democrats are now in a bidding war to see how high they can ratchet up the tax rates, with Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota currently in the lead by floating a 90 percent rate. What kind of free market do True Conservatives imagine will be left to conserve if they give Democrats executive and legislative power for a few election cycles?

How much more do NeverTrumpers need to see before they understand Democrats are all-in on remodeling the American electorate through mass migration? Their opposition to effective border security remains resolute through crime waves, murders, and drug busts that would be classified as WMD seizures if the chemical weapon involved was anything but fentanyl. They don’t bat an eye when law enforcement experts tell them border security is an indispensable weapon against massive drug trafficking networks.

How does the passive conservative establishment think it can win national elections with even the most moderate, conciliatory candidate once the Democrats realize their dream of turning key red states blue through illegal immigration? An awful lot of those people are ending up as registered voters already and left-wing groups are waging all-out lawfare to keep them there. Does the NeverTrump set really not understand that Democrats are very serious about grabbing the demographic brass ring that will keep Republicans from ever competing in national elections again?

Much of the debate within conservative and Republican circles is conducted as if the 2016 GOP primary was still underway, or perhaps as if the 1992 primary still was. Sitting out elections or actively throwing them to the Democrats are not viable strategies when the hands of the political doomsday clock stand at two minutes to midnight. The Democrats push for programs like Obamacare that produce changes in society that cannot be reversed short of an unimaginable systemic collapse, and they use their control of the media to link those policies with cultural initiatives to ensure Americans get the message.

Once in a while, conservatives who don’t know what time it is receive a political wake-up call in the form of a Supreme Court battle or a wave of undisguised extremism like the current Democrat flirtation with infanticide. Those Supreme Court picks are not unpredictable “black swan” events – every pundit and consultant worth his salt knew the president elected in 2016 would make at least two of them, and President Trump may well be on the verge of making his third.

It’s hard to imagine any serious conservative analyst or heavyweight Republican Party influencer didn’t know the stakes going into the 2016 election. It seems impossible that any of them could fail to understand what is at stake now.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

The far-left Washington Post reports that Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D-VA) made a false claim against the woman accusing him of a 2004 sexual assault.

In a Monday morning statement denying the alleged assault, Fairfax’s office claims the Washington Post found “significant red flags and inconsistencies” in the accuser’s story:

The Post investigated the claim for several months. After being presented with facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.

According to the Post, though, this is not true. In a piece published after the release of the Fairfax statement, the Post says there were no inconsistencies in the woman’s accusation.

“The Post did not find ‘significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,’ as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said,” said the Post.

The Post says it decided to keep the allegation that Fairfax forced a woman to perform oral sex on him quiet because the story could not be corroborated. This strikes many as odd coming from the same Washington Post that published uncorroborated assault allegations against Kavanaugh during that same year.

“The Washington Post, in phone calls to people who knew Fairfax from college, law school and through political circles, found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him,” the story says. “Without that, or the ability to corroborate the woman’s account — in part because she had not told anyone what happened — The Washington Post did not run a story.”

The Fairfax assault allegation came to national attention Monday after Big League Politics published the allegation with apparent permission from the alleged victim. Big League Politics is the same news outlet that broke Friday’s bombshell about Virginia’s governor, Democrat Ralph Northam. And his 1984 yearbook page, which includes a racist photograph of a white man in full blackface standing next to someone dressed as a Klansman.

Northam at first admitted to being in the photo, but during a bizarre Saturday news conference, he then denied that was him in the photo but admitted to wearing blackface at another event.

Northam is under mounting pressure to resign. Should he do so, his now-embattled Lt. Governor will become the state’s governor with a very serious assault allegation looming over his tenure.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

An effort by Senate Republicans to enhance protections for newborns who survive abortions, spurred by New York and Virginia bills making it easier to perform late-term procedures, was blocked Monday b

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Liberals blind indignation for President Trump is clouding their judgment and pushing them to the brink. 

The Babylon Bee

Published  2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, VA—Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is fighting calls for his resignation over his past wearing of blackface. He assures the public that he is not a racist and that his policy of infanticide is to be applied equally to babies of all colors.

"When I look at babies, I don't see skin color," Northam told the press. "I just see obstacles to women's rights, to be executed after a consultation with a doctor."

Northam said he is just the target of a vicious "noticing campaign”, where people notice things he did and then mention the things that were noticed. "I was just a happy-go-lucky infanticide governor, and you could hardly drag the press to pay attention to me," Northam stated. "Now all of sudden I'm getting scrutinized like a common Republican."

Northam wasn't sure who was out to get him, but his best guess was "babies”. "I hate babies," Northam said before quickly adding, "but all of them equally, regardless of race."

Conservatives quickly condemned Northam's comments, leading to a headline in The New York Times reading "Conservatives Eagerly Pounce On Northam's Support For Equal Infanticide."

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

It has been a bad week for the Democratic Party and an even worse one for the press.

Prominent Democrats, including some 2020 hopefuls, came out this week in support of fundamentally radical positions. So, naturally, newsrooms are trying hard to make the story about the Republican efforts to take advantage of this.

And I’m not exaggerating when I say some Democrats have gone full radical. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for example, advocated Monday for the elimination of private health insurance. She also endorsed banning private ownership of cars. Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., continued this week to defend her wealth confiscation tax, lashing out in response to criticism her plan received from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz by accusing him of being a billionaire “ who [thinks he] can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for” himself. Among the non-presidential candidates, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam gave Democratic Virginia Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive late-term abortion bill an enthusiastic two thumbs up Wednesday. The bill removes current restrictions on third trimester abortions, allowing for the terminating procedure to be performed even when the mother is dilating.

On Thursday, after a week of Democrats going further to the hard left, the Washington Post published a headline that reads, “Republicans seize on liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical.” The print version of the headline reads, "As Democrats talk liberal positions, GOP pounces." The New York Times went with, “Trump, Pence Lead G.O.P. Seizure of Late-Term Abortion as a Potent 2020 Issue.”

There it is. There’s that dusty, well-worn “ Republicans pounce” trope. It never fails. In fact, newsrooms are so predictable when it comes to rolling out these “seize” and “pounce” headlines in the wake of Democratic debacles, that I’m convinced they do it now to troll right-leaning readers.

At the heart of these headlines is the belief that the real story is the reaction to radical policies championed by Democrats, not the fact that Democrats are championing radical policies. Imagine seeing a headline in 1979 that reads, “Critics seize on killing fields to paint the Khmer Rouge as brutal regime.” Well, yes. Acting like a brutal regime will win you that tag. Show me the lie.

The Post’s coverage of the Democrats’ continued descent into left-wing fanaticism is especially bad, so let’s focus on that.

“Sen. Kamala D. Harris is raising the possibility of eliminating private health insurance,” the Post’s story begins, softening the fact that the senator straight-up said, “let’s eliminate all of that.”

“Raising the possibility,” indeed.

The report adds, “Democrats, after two years largely spent simply opposing everything President Trump advocated, are defining themselves lately in ways Republicans are seizing on to portray them as far outside the American mainstream.” Yes, it is the GOP that is making Democrats seem like they’re “far outside the American mainstream,” and not Democrats themselves embracing things like abortions in the third trimester, which garnered support from only 13 percent of respondents in a Gallup poll from June 2018.

This is a shameless attempt to portray the Democratic Party as a passive victim of a vicious, political smear campaign.

“Abortion, taxes and health care have long been among the most combustible political topics,” the report continues. “But in the context of the energetic field of 2020 candidates and amid coarsening political rhetoric, they have taken on new gravity.” Ah, yes. It’s not that supporting late-term abortions and the elimination of private health insurance are extreme positions. It’s that our “coarsening political rhetoric” has made it even more difficult to embrace them!

The article then claims, “Democrats … were placed in a position that Republicans have grown familiar with over the past several years: trying to distance themselves from comments made by someone in their party. ... Unlike Republicans, who have been regularly called to answer for the remarks of their party’s leader, President Trump, Democrats face a more complicated dynamic. Out of power except in the House, they lack a single standard-bearer …”

First, the bit about Democrats being placed in a tough position isn't even true. Reporters haven't hounded them to respond to Northam, Tran, Harris, etc. The journalists who've tried to do this have been brushed off with feigned ignorance. Second, the Post story has exactly one quote from a Democratic lawmaker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose version of "distancing" is literally her telling the newspaper that she is unfamiliar with the Virginia governor's remarks. Third, the way that the Post characterizes Democrats as trying to “distance themselves” from “someone in their party” is a bit cute, considering we’re talking about proposals championed by a governor and presidential candidates. Northam and Harris are not exactly fringe players who are simply making life difficult for mainstream Democrats. They are the mainstream Democrats. Lastly, who was the GOP standard-bearer in 2012 when Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin talked about “legitimate rape”? Because I seem to remember every Republican, including the 2012 presidential nominee, being asked to respond to those remarks.

The report claims that “Some moderates argue that Republicans are overstepping voter sentiment and criticizing positions that are politically popular.” The article also claims that a "majority of Americans have long supported abortion rights, as well, although a majority also opposes late-term abortions, which are conducted amid dire medical problems.” And so on.

I could go on, but you get the general gist of the Post’s attempt to spin this week in a positive light for the party of restricted car ownership and up-to-the-moment-of-birth abortions. For fun, here are a few lines from the report. See if you can spot the common theme [emphases added]:

“There is legitimate concern among Democrats about policy and rhetoric that comes out of the very far left,” said Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “[Republicans] pounce on anything someone in our party says and make it seem like it represents the whole party.”

Republicans pounced on the governor as favoring infanticide. Northam on Thursday said he stood by his statement, which he characterized as having been taken out of context.

For the nation’s most powerful newsrooms, the real story is rarely the thing that may reflect poorly on Democratic officials or their allies. The real story is the Right’s supposed overreaction.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced on Friday showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on the same page as Northam. The photo was first published by Big League Politics on Friday and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian […]

dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

A Sunday morning CNN panel got heated when one guest tied Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface debacle to his earlier comments on late-term abortion.

“State of the Union” host Jake Tapper began the segment by asking Scott Jennings, who served as special assistant to former President George W. Bush, whether Republicans ought to “sit this one out” with regard to allegations of racism.

“Steve King is still in the House of Representatives. You have a president who referred to African nations as s-h-i-t-hole countries,” he added.

Jennings responded by referring to an earlier comment from CNN’s Bakari Sellers, in which the latter claimed that Northam’s alleged appearance in blackface spoke to his unwillingness to recognize the human dignity of African Americans.

But I want to touch on a comment you made in the phrase human dignity because this is the second moment where Ralph Northam this week failed to respect human dignity. The first moment, of course, was when he made his ghoulish, horrific statements about abortion. This was his second PR debacle this week.

Previous to this blackface-KKK robe-moonwalking press conference he was on a radio show. He’s a pediatrician talking about — talking about aborting children at the moment of birth and then even after they had been delivered. I agree with you, Bakari. Human dignity matters and we ought to respect every human life of every race, especially these poor babies who are laying in delivery rooms when you have governors of states that think we should have a discussion about murdering them after they were born?

“OK, stop, stop stop!” Democratic commentator Karen Finney interrupted Jennings. “That’s a lie. What you’re saying is a ghoulish lie. I am on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America. That is a lie that the right-wing has perpetuated … I heard what he said. I don’t agree with what he said and the way he said it. But what we’re talking about is making sure that, in those instances, it is a woman and a doctor — not anyone at this table or anyone in Congress — making the decision.”

Finney quickly spun the conversation back to “racism in America” without ever pointing out what exactly Jennings had said that was not true.

Northam had commented earlier in the week about a bill in the Virginia legislature that would effectively allow abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. (RELATED: Judge Nap: Northam Is ‘Unfit To Serve’ As Governor Over Late-Term Abortion Comments)

“So in this particular example if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” he said.

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Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

When a black-and-white picture that appeared below Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page - of a bowtied man in blackface standing next to a white-robed member of the Ku Klux Klan - starting making the media rounds on Friday, it struck me at first like the most ridiculously cartoonish of fake news. Here was the Democratic governor of Virginia - by all accounts heretofore a good Leftist who openly advocates for every liberal issue under the sun including, of late, borderline infanticide - potentially being caught up in a racial controversy that would make Robert Byrd blush.

It was almost too surreal to be true, too seemingly contrived to not be a made-up meme from the bowels of the right-wing internet. But time told the tale soon enough. Was the picture real? Turns out, it was. Was the picture actually under Northam’s yearbook page? For sure. Was Northam actually in the picture, either in blackface or a KKK robe? Well, that one is a little more up in the air, especially after the Virginia governor’s Saturday press conference denying it. Whether or not Northam’s vehement denials are enough to raise more than a reasonable doubt in the minds of Virginians is yet to be seen, but regardless, the die has been cast. Make no mistake, Ralph Northam’s days as governor of Virginia are quickly coming to an end.

Now at this point, the ‘narrative’ for me as a non-left-wing columnist might typically be to demonstrate the difference between ‘Good Democrat’ Ralph Northam’s situation and that of, well, pretty much anyone right of center, like Iowa Rep. Steve King. Surely, there is a double-standard, right? They’ve obviously existed in the past. But in this case, while a cynic might say liberals have nothing to gain by replacing Northam with the even more liberal Justin Fairfax, the quick response from Democrats and liberals of every stripe, from Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the NAACP, suggests at least an increasing willingness to finally police their own.

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So now everyone is being policed, at least when it comes to real or perceived racial sins, no matter how egregious or how far removed from the present. Do you feel safer? I know I do! Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank celebrated this fact in a Saturday column, contending that, while Northam has lived an admirable life of late and likely considers losing it all because of an almost 35-year-old transgression “unfair,” that’s just the way it should be.

“But some things should disqualify people from public service — a Nazi salute, sexual assault, preying on children and, yes, dressing as a Klansman or in blackface — and it doesn’t matter if it happened 35 years ago,” Milbank wrote.

So, a home invader can be the governor of Virginia, but Northam can’t? To be clear, I am not in any way excusing or condoning the use of blackface in any era. It’s insensitive, horrific, and it should be condemned, but if someone honestly doesn’t see a moral difference between preying on children and a politically-incorrect party-gone-WAAAAAY-wrong, one’s morals are, shall we say, highly suspect.

But these are the New Puritans we’re dealing with here, people for whom real or perceived racial sins - and they get to determine what those are - are the worst sins ever, basically the same as raping a woman or preying on a child. And so, Milbank celebrates the fact that Megyn Kelly lost her job at NBC (does Milbank believe Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sarah Silverman are also equivalent to child predators? Apparently, some of that old double-standard does exist!) for seemingly defending blackface and laments Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ electoral win despite the fact that he simply said the common phrase “monkey this up.”

Then, he blamed it on Trump, because of course he did.

“Some might think this all a witch hunt, to use the president’s term of art, but it is, at least in part, a salutary backlash against what Trump represents,” Milbank wrote. “Appalled by his racism, his vulgarity and his appalling treatment of women, we are reacting by holding public officials (and hopefully ourselves) to a higher standard. We are cleansing ourselves for the sins of Trump.”

“Cleansing ourselves” - a uniquely Puritanical concept. Except, this time ironically coming from a leftist individual who likely eschews most of what would be considered traditional Biblical morality. When every form of perversion becomes acceptable, liberals must signal their ‘virtue’ by righteously condemning what has now become the gravest of sins. And conservatives, fearing the backlash, more often than not join right in. And so the policing of the New Morality becomes even more strict than the old ever was.

Here’s a concept. Even taking into account the Michael Jackson skin darkening episode to which Northam HAS admitted and apologized for - an action Milbank still thinks disqualifies him the same as “sexual assault” and “preying on children” would - what if Ralph Northam is simply someone who made a mistake many years ago and has tried to atone for it, albeit wrong-headedly (because news flash: going liberal is NEVER the way to atone for past racial sins), ever since?

The answer, of course, is it doesn’t matter. Apologies don’t matter. Remorse doesn’t matter. There is no forgiveness. There is no repentance. There is only shaming and punishment, and being driven from whatever job or platform you are in.

It’s a new world the New Puritans have created and, Right or Left, we’re all living in it.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced on Friday showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on the same page as Northam.

The photo was first published by Big League Politics on Friday and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.

One half of the page shows Ralph Northam wearing a suit jacket and a tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and another of him leaning up against a convertible.

The Virginia Democrat leadership is already defending the far left governor over the racist photos.

But the photos are not so innocent.

Eastern Virginia Medical School allowed students to pick their own photos for the yearbook.

The Washington Post reported:

Joan Naidorf, whose husband’s yearbook page sits opposite Northam’s in the yearbook, said she was surprised the photos are only now just coming out, given Northam’s stature in Virginia politics…

…Like other schools, Eastern Virginia Medical School allowed students to pick their own photos for their yearbook page, Naidorf said. Her husband chose their engagement photo and some other personal pictures. Another student chose a picture of men also in blackface and dressed as woman in what appears to be a variety show routine.

On Saturday Governor Northam told a fellow Democrat that he does not believe the photos in the yearbook are of him.

That’s weird?

Sociopath behavior https://t.co/wTx5qO280d

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 2, 2019

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Graphic new details are emerging about a newly revealed allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, as The Washington Post pushes back against Fairfax’s claim that the newspaper found serious problems with the original accusation when it initially opted not to publish the account. 

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Sunday decided to take a shot at the president – calling out Donald Trump and blaming the president for stirring a racial divide in the country, amid the mounting scandal over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo.

Brown – who is mulling a 2020 presidential bid – said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Trump has built his political career on playing racial politics and that his business empire, and that of Trump’s father, employed widespread housing discrimination.

“We have a president who’s a racist,” Brown said. “He built his political career knowing what he was doing, questioning the legitimacy and the birthplace of the president of the United States. I know early there have been all kinds of news reports about what he did early in his career with housing.”

NORTHAM APOLOGIZES FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL YEARBOOK PHOTO WITH BLACKFACE, KKK ROBE

Brown’s comments come amid controversy over a photograph in the Virginia governor’s 1984 medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and a second person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. While Northam on Friday apologized for appearing in a photograph, on Saturday the governor reversed course and said he wasn't in the picture after all.

Brown has been one of Trump’s biggest critics in the Senate and has been testing the waters ahead of the 2020 primary season.

During a stop in the early caucus state of Iowa last week, Brown argued that working-class voters who backed Trump have been betrayed, notably by the Republican-signed tax bill that benefited wealthy Americans more.

"It's not just the middle class, it's the broad spectrum of people who work hard and just simply don't get a break these days," Brown told the audience, who turned out in sub-zero weather in the town of 3,800 where manufacturing jobs have sharply waned over the past decade.

Like Ohio, where Trump won in 2016 on the strength of working-class voters, Brown's other stops on his three-day Iowa itinerary underscore his central argument as a potential 2020 presidential contender: That he understands economically challenged Midwestern voters who helped make Trump president.

“I represent a state where Trump’s promises of bringing back jobs and re-industrialization and opening up new factories have clearly just fallen flat,” Brown said on Sunday’s appearance on “Meet the Press.” “He's done nothing about these promises, so I know a whole lot about a president over promising and breaking those promises and selling out and betraying workers.”

Brown has said some Democrats wrongly divide the party into its liberal base and working-class voters, chiefly those non-college-educated white voters who lifted Trump not just in Ohio, but also in swing states Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

During more than 25 years in Congress, Brown has championed worker-friendly trade and tax policies. He is also a close ally of labor unions, and has also supported liberal causes such as abortion rights, same-sex marriage and opposition to the Iraq war.

Brown attributes his re-election to a third Senate term last year to the resonance of a message to workers who feel left behind, while also embracing his party's liberal base, including its growing racial and ethnic diversity.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

On Thursday, speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NB) threw down the gauntlet to his 99 fellow senators, informing them, “On Monday, I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated.”

As Alexandra DeSanctis reports at National Review, Sasse “announced that he is starting a dual-track process for the Senate to consider his legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, in light of Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s recent comments about late-term abortion legislation in his state. Sasse is using the Rule 14 process to expedite consideration of the bill, as well as calling for a vote to pass the bill under unanimous consent on the Senate floor next week.”

Sasse quoted the incendiary comments made this week by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who intimated that even if a baby is born alive, a mother in his state could still opt to let the baby die. Sasse pointed out that Northam, despite huge outrage precipitated by his remarks, doubled down on Thursday.

Sasse stated: We’re talking about killing a baby that’s been born. We’re not talking about some euphemism, we’re not talking about a clump of cells. We’re talking about a little baby girl who’s been born and is on a table in a hospital or a medical facility and then a decision or a debate would be had about whether or not you could kill that little baby. We’re talking about the most vulnerable among us, and we have a public official in America out there again and again defending a practice. This is infanticide that we’re talking about. – READ MORE

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

On Saturday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro led off her show with an “Opening Statement” segment aimed at Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), criticizing him for his remarks on abortion and his apparent medical school yearbook photo in either blackface or a Klan robe.

After sounding off on late-term abortions, with some jabs aimed at Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) as well, Pirro questioned the wisdom of Northam’s admission, then denial that the photos were of him in the yearbook. She also criticized him for the press conference he held earlier in the day.

“Are you stupid?” Pirro exclaimed. “Politics 101: If you apologize for something that everyone considers outrageous and anyone else, by the way, would lose their job over it, then you get up the next day and say ‘it wasn’t me,’ you either fire your political consultant or change your meds. Are you schizo, too? Now doc, you know someone is going to go out and find your medical school pals who will admit you were known by a racist nickname so vile I can’t repeat it or put it on the screen. They will be asked if you signed their yearbook. And I am afraid to think how or where you signed, or whether you added on what is already outrageous overt racism. And just so my viewers get a gist of who you are: You admit you dressed in blackface before so you could moonwalk like Michael Jackson.”

cbsnews

Published  2 weeks ago

President Trump says that the "only way" Democrats could possibly win in 2020 is to "bring out the artificial way of impeachment." But in an exclusive interview with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, the president defended his leadership of the country, saying "you can't impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president, in the history of our country, for the first two years."

Mr. Trump called the suggestion of impeachment proceedings a "political" call and instead slammed Democrats for their stance on abortion access.

"The only thing I've done is created, maybe, the best economy we've had in the history of our country. And the only way they can win- I look at these folks with the horrible situation right now on abortion, where they're saying late term- they're not even talking about late term. They're talking about the baby is born and they can kill this child, this innocent child. What they're doing on abortion, what they're doing on high taxes, what they're doing at the border, what they're doing in so many different ways," said Mr. Trump.

His comments come after Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam came under fire for controversial comments he made on late-term abortion procedures. Northam was discussing a new bill in the Virginia state legislature that would potentially loosen restrictions on abortions during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Mr. Trump went on to claim that Democrats "want to take our wealth and give it away" with higher taxes.

"If you look at what they're running on, they can't win," the president added.

At least 5 Democrats have officially committed to challenging President Trump in the 2020 election and three others who have formed exploratory committees to weigh their options on entering the race.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

President Trump blasted Democrat Governor Ralph Northam in a pair of tweets Saturday night.

On Friday, Ralph Northam released a statement admitting he was in the racist yearbook photo and apologized for the hurt his decision caused.

Less than 24 hours later and Ralph Northam is walking back his statement.

On Saturday, Northam changed his strategy and stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in the photo.”

President Trump unleashed on Ralph Northam for his changing statements over the racist photo and for his abhorrent comments endorsing infanticide.

Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019

The President then blasted Ed Gillespie’s oppo research team for failing to find the yearbook photo of Ralph Northam presumably in blackface or a KKK robe.

Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019

In case you missed it, Northam admitted he was in the racist yearbook photo in a statement he released yesterday:

“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive,” Northam said.

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.”

“This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But, I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment,” Northam continued.

“I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

The Virginian Democrat Governor is digging in his heels and refusing to resign despite mounting pressure from both Democrats and Republicans to step down.

LifeNews.com

Published  2 weeks ago

Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden criticized Virginia lawmakers for supporting late-term abortions and even infanticide Thursday, pointing to her life as an example of why their legislation is so horrific.

Speaking with The Daily Caller, Ohden explained how she survived a late-term abortion when her mother was seven months pregnant with her. Later, she learned that her young mother had been forced into the abortion, and still deeply regrets not doing more to try to save her life.

She criticized Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for supporting infanticide after he said earlier this week that doctors and women could have a discussion about whether to leave a disabled newborn baby to die.

“I wake up every single day living with the fact that people somehow want to pass this kind of legislation that would have ended my life,” she said. “People can very nonchalantly talk about this or try to be ambiguous, but there is no ambiguity that exists. My life should have been ended by an abortion, and every day children are losing their lives.”

She said abortions destroy the lives of real human beings every day, and people must not stop questioning those who support abortion.

Babies with disabilities especially are being discriminated against in the latest abortion discussions, she said.

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“What a subjective stance people are taking on these kind of bills, to somehow say this is a life worth saving” while others are not because they have a disability, Ohden said. “And it’s easy to say that until you are that choice.”

She also noted that late-term abortions on healthy mothers and healthy babies do happen. She knows because it happened to her and her mother.

“People want to believe this isn’t a problem,” she said.

“Let’s just use the word infanticide, because that’s what it is,” Ohden continued, referring to Northam’s comments. “In my case, I know there were nurses on the staff of that hospital who fought for me. I could have been left to die … I know that children like me were actually placed in a utility closet in buckets of formaldehyde and left to die, and I know that because I’ve talked to the nurses who were responsible for it.”

The Virginia bill to legalize abortions up to birth did fail. However, other states like New Mexico, Vermont and Rhode Island are pushing similar measures. Last week, New York also passed a law to legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth.

The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

SARAH PALIN

Published  2 weeks ago

Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor to President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and his campaign’s former spokesperson in 2016, took to Twitter on Friday night and weighed in on the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the emergence of a racist photo of him in his school’s yearbook.

Pierson offered a perspective that was mostly missed by mainstream media, taking the controversy out of the abstract and putting it in the real world.

According to Pierson, the photo did not magically appear in the yearbook. It was chosen.

Pierson theorized Northam probably had a say or made the decision to add the photo into the yearbook.

“Not only did Northam dress like that – he selected it for his personal yearbook page,” she tweeted.

“It’s not like a drunken party or bad judgment for a silly costume party. That took thought!” Pierson continued.

And, “Of all the photographs – that’s how he wanted his classmates to remember him so – let that sink in!”

Here’s how some people responded to Pierson:

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam said on Saturday that he was not sure why friends called him “coonman” in college.

Northam became inflamed in controversy on Friday after a medical school yearbook photo emerged showing two individuals in blackface and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) attire on his page. Northam took responsibility for the controversial photo but said on Saturday that he believes that he does not appear in the picture and does not have any plans to resign.

CBS News uncovered a page from Northam’s yearbook at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) that had nicknames under his name, which includes “Coonman,” a racial slur.

During the press conference, Northam said that many friends often called him “Goose” due to his changing voice; however, he does not know why some college friends called him “Coonman.”

“I don’t know what their intent was with that,” Northam said during the press conference.

Northam said that he never wore a KKK robe, nor has he ever been a member of the KKK.

Northam did admit to darkening his face with shoe polish for a dance contest in the 1980s.

“That same year, I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio, in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume… It is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that I truly do not believe I am in the picture in my yearbook,” Northam said.

"That same year, I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio, in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume…. It is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that I truly do not believe I am in the picture in my yearbook." – Ralph Northam pic.twitter.com/8ppv3hzs52

— Jeff Cimmino (@jeffcimmino) February 2, 2019

One reporter during the press conference even asked him if he can moonwalk, to which his wife dismissed the idea and said that the instance served as an inappropriate circumstance to show off his dance moves.

Ralph Northam is asked if he can still moonwalk. He looks around as if he’s about to try it. His wife looks over and says, “Inappropriate circumstances.” Northam agrees, and moves on to another question.

Northam said that he will continue to wade through the controversy and suggested that it might help spark a national conversation over racism in America.

“If I were to listen to the voices calling on me to resign my office today, I could spare myself from the difficult path that lies ahead. I could avoid an honest conversation about harmful actions from my past,” said Northam.

Right Wing Folks

Published  2 weeks ago

A pro-life movie that’s partially financed by MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell is set to be distributed nationwide next month, and it couldn’t have been announced at a better time.

The dramatic trailer for the pro-life feature film “Unplanned” was released on Thursday.

In the film, Ashley Bratcher plays Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, who renounces abortion after witnessing the procedure firsthand.

“Everything that they told us is a lie,” Johnson says in the emotional trailer.

Johnson is also warned that she made an enemy of “one of the most powerful organizations on the planet.”

The film is set to be released on over 800 screens nationwide, beginning on March 29.

“Unplanned” will be distributed by Pure Flix, which also theatrically distributed “God’s Not Dead,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Additionally, the film was partially funded by the MyPillow CEO, who has a history of standing up to the left.

Last April, Lindell refused to pull his ads from Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” while leftists were targeting Ingraham’s advertisers.

Now Lindell is investing money into a movie to combat abortion, and the trailer couldn’t have been released at a more perfect time.

Last week, Democrats in New York passed new legislation that will allow late-term abortions up to the moment of birth.

Democrats in Virginia unsuccessfully tried to pass similar legislation this week, and Virginia’s governor is now under fire for allegedly supporting infanticide.

In an interview on WTOP Wednesday morning, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam implied that post-birth abortion — otherwise known as infanticide — may be deliberated with doctors under the proposed legislation.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” Northam prefaced.

“The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

These are the monsters that Lindell hopes to oppose by funding “Unplanned,” but unfortunately, liberals may try to attack his business in retaliation.

Lindell will need conservatives’ support to compensate for liberal push back as he takes the fight against abortion to Hollywood.

Conservative News Today

Published  2 weeks ago

When Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was discovered to have dressed in blackface or KKK robes during his college days back in the 1980s, CNN portrayed him as a Republican. The network has a history of lying. The brouhaha started Friday afternoon when the conservative news publisher BigLeague Politics published a bombshell report with a photo from […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

THIS IS THE MODERN DAY DEMOCRAT PARTY–

They have nothing left but honkies in pickups running over kids!

The Democrats’ closing argument in the Virginia governor’s race in 2018 showed racist Trump voters in pickup trucks and Confederate flags running over children.

The ad was financed by the Latino Victory Fund for Ralph Northam in Virginia.

Here’s the ad.

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced on Friday showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on the same page as Northam.

The photo was first published by Big League Politics on Friday and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.

One half of the page shows Ralph Northam wearing a suit jacket and a tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and another of him leaning up against a convertible.

FOR THE RECORD…. The Northam campaign whitewashed an African American candidate from campaign mailers just last week.

Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

National Democrats are calling for Virginia governor Ralph Northam to resign after Big League Politics’ publication of a medical school yearbook photo showing Northam and a friend in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe, respectively.

But Virginia senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner — while expressing concern about the situation — have not yet asked Northam to resign.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus convened an emergency late-night meeting. Governor Northam could not do anything to convince them that he should remain in office.

Former governor Terry McAuliffe stated, “This has been a heartbreaking day. Ralph Northam is my friend and he served well as my Lt. Governor and as Governor. His actions on display in this photo were racist, unacceptable and inexcusable at any age and any time.”

“The situation that he has put himself and the Commonwealth of Virginia in is untenable. It’s time for Ralph to step down, and for the Commonwealth to move forward,” stated former governor McAuliffe.

“These images arouse centuries of anger, anguish, and racist violence and they’ve eroded all confidence in Gov. Northam’s ability to lead. We should expect more from our elected officials. He should resign,” said New Jersey senator Cory Booker.

Democratic senator Kamala Harris of California called for Northam to resign.

“Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” Senator Harris stated.

Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 2, 2019

Harris joins the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in calling for Northam to resign.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says he won't resign, even with people from his own party telling him it's time to go. The Democrat admitted to wearing blackface while dressed as Michael Jackson after his now infamous

Conservative News Today

Published  2 weeks ago

Henry Rodgers, DCNF

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse plans on putting senators on the record over their stance on infanticide, or the intentional killing of newborn children, on the Senate floor Monday evening.

Sasse wants to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would not make abortion illegal but would hold doctors responsible for not taking care of a child that was just born after an attempted abortion. The bill would also make it so that newborn children who were born in abortion clinics would be immediately taken to a hospital for medical care.

The Nebraska senator believes members of both parties should unanimously pass this bill, saying it should not be a partisan issue and that all 100 senators should vote for the legislation.

“Everyone in this Senate ought to be able to say unequivocally that killing that little baby is wrong,” Sasse said on the Senate floor Thursday. “I’m going to ask all 100 senators to come to the floor and be against infanticide. This shouldn’t be complicated.”

This all comes as a majority of Democrats on Capitol Hill would not discuss state legislature bills that would allow abortions up to the point of birth, on Capitol Hill Thursday one day after Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam defended the “Repeal Act,” a proposed bill that would remove restrictions on abortion in Virginia. The governor made controversial comments about late-term abortion.

“If a mother is in labor … the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” Northam said. “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.”

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told The Daily Caller News Foundation when asked about Northam’s comments:

“I haven’t seen anything. I’ve been in retreats. Obviously, I just got out of a meeting.”

“I’m literally mid-sentence talking to staff about the vote I have to take right now. Happy to talk to you soon,” Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said to TheDCNF. “I’ve been in a caucus retreat for two days.”

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy also said he did not hear the comments.

“I have no idea what he said. I have no idea what happened there. I do follow the governor of Vermont though, all the time,” Leahy told TheDCNF.

The comments received massive pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill and across the country.

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Conservative Review

Published  2 weeks ago

Friday evening on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin explained why a scandalous photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D, hadn’t ever surfaced until days after his comments about infanticide.

Hey @GovernorVA: Are you the one in blackface or the one in the KKK hood?https://t.co/FRHSTKMky4 pic.twitter.com/KO7SsQLf0T

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 1, 2019

Northam first admitted to being in the photo but then retracted and said that neither of the people in the photo was him.

Levin noted his surprise that, for all of the investigative resources that mainstream media outlets have and despite Northam’s previous state-level candidacies in Virginia, the photo didn’t turn up until now. “He was lieutenant governor of Virginia. He ran for governer of Virginia. … So my question is, why wasn’t it discovered by the media when he ran for lieutenant governor? … Why wasn’t it discovered by the media when he ran for governor of Virginia?”

“Where was the Washington Post?” Levin asked. “I’ll tell you where they were. They were busy hunting down Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and all the rest.”

“They do not give Democrat candidates the same kind of anal exam, if you will, that they give people they hate,” he concluded.

You Can’t Listen to the Media

See why they call Mark, “The Great One”: https://t.co/jzsHUi8SXf pic.twitter.com/vAtf35MPeq

— LevinTV (@LevinTV) February 2, 2019

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Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Hollywood director and far-left social media personality Rob Reiner declared Saturday that while Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) should resign, “pathetic” President Trump also needs to step down.

“There is no question that Gov. Northam’s racism is cause for his resignation,” Rob Reiner said. “There is also no question, that on a daily basis, our pathetic excuse for a President denigrates Blacks Women Latinos Muslims LGBTs Press IC Justice & our Allies. The Pathological Liar must resign.”

Several politicians and activists have called for the resignation of Northam after a photo from his medical school yearbook emerged Friday that appears to show a man in blackface along with another in a Ku Klux Klan costume.

The Virginia Democrat initially apologized, but on Saturday, claimed that he did not believe that he was one of the people in the photo, despite it appearing on his yearbook page.

“In the hours since I made my statement yesterday, I reflected with my family and classmates from the time and affirmed my conclusion that I am not the person in that photo,” he said.

NORTHAM: “If you look at the picture and look closely you can see that it is not me.”

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2019

Reiner can turn just about anything and everything into an excuse to attack the president.

In December, the 71-year-old attacked Trump in an expletive-laden rant, calling him a “sick delusional criminal fuck.”

“Donald Trump is not only a criminal, he’s a delusional criminal. Only a sick fuck could read a legal filing that states he’s committed a federal crime and say he’s been totally cleared. Oh I forgot, the sick delusional criminal fuck can’t read,” the This Is Spinal Tap director said.

Donald Trump is not only a criminal, he’s a delusional criminal. Only a sick fuck could read a legal filing that states he’s committed a federal crime and say he’s been totally cleared. Oh I forgot, the sick delusional criminal fuck can’t read.

— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 7, 2018

Big League Politics

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrat governor Ralph Northam, who has been accused of repeated instances of racism over the years, rambled in his press conference Saturday regarding the racism scandal engulfing his administration.

Northam denied that he ever assembled or bought his medical school yearbook, and he said that he does not believe he was one of the people in the photograph on his yearbook page. However, he did acknowledge “mistakes” on many occasions, likely because he knows more details of his racial history will be coming out as he defies the Virginia Democrats and clings to office.

“My main nickname, in high school and college, was Goose. There were two individuals…a year ahead of me who called me ‘Coon Man,'” Northam confirmed.

“And I regret that,” Northam said, referring to his “Coon Man” nickname making it into the yearbook.

Northam said the photo “was clearly racist and offensive.”

“I can not and will not excuse the content of the photo. It was offensive, racist, and despicable,” Northam said.

“I believe then, and now, that I am not either of the people in that photo,” Northam said.

Northam acknowledged that his excuse is “difficult to believe.”

“I have made significant progress…I am far from perfect, and I can always strive to do more.”

“The person I was is not the man I am today,” Northam saids.

“I am asking for the opportunity to earn your forgiveness,” Northam said.

The protesters don’t seem to be too interested in opening up a conversation with their governor at this point.

Live Action News

Published  2 weeks ago

NFL star Benjamin Watson is calling out Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on his pro-abortion stance after Northam set off a firestorm when he voiced his support for the controversial Virginia Repeal Act.

State delegate Kathy Tran notoriously said the bill would allow abortion even when a mother is in labor. Northam’s confusing statement in support of Tran and the bill described a situation in which a terminally ill baby is born alive and receives medical care, in a perhaps intentional move to obscure the issue. Afterward, Northam reaffirmed his support for the bill — yet was still upset that people were angry.

In a tweet, Northam wrote, “I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.” That Northam, who is extremely pro-abortion and has received millions of dollars in donations from Planned Parenthood, would make such a claim is laughable — and it didn’t take long for Watson to call him out on it.

Watson, who is openly pro-life, responded on Twitter himself, slamming Northam for refusing to protect preborn children, too. “Children in utero deserve equal devotion Governor,” he said.

Children in utero deserve equal devotion Governor. https://t.co/yG2mGz1R2j

— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 31, 2019

Watson has been outspoken about his pro-life beliefs and even spoke at the March for Life, where he encouraged men to stand up and support women in crisis.

“We as men must stand up for the lives of the innocent and their mothers in crisis,” he said at the March. “As important as women have been in championing this cause, you men must rise up and lead the charge. Even if it wasn’t demonstrated for you by a father, you can be different. You can change the course of generations. Men: we can be silent no more!”

He has also called abortion the ultimate form of racism, expressing his disappointment that the black community has fallen for Planned Parenthood’s lies, despite founder Margaret Sanger’s wish to, as Watson said, “exterminate blacks.” He explained, “We (as minorities) support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it. We are buying it hook, line, and sinker.”

But Watson doesn’t just speak out against abortion; he also frequently helps support mothers in crisis pregnancies. He has donated ultrasound machines to health providers around the country, writing that “[s]o many men and women struggle with making decisions for life but we know from experience the power and encouragement seeing inside the womb offers.” He has also donated to Maryland crisis pregnancy center Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic, which is contacted by about 7,000 women each year seeking help.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was blindsided when an old college yearbook picture of him either in "blackface" makeup or a KKK outfit was unearthed by the muckrakers at Big League Politics and exploded across

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a possible 2020 presidential contender, joined a bipartisan chorus of calls for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) to resign after a photo emerged Friday of him and another man wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan attire.

“There is no place for racism in America. Governor Northam has lost all moral authority and should resign immediately, Justin Fairfax is the leader Virginia needs now,” Biden said in a statement shared to Twitter Saturday:

In a photo first reported by Big League Politics and later obtained by the Virginian-Pilot, Northam’s 1984 yearbook features Northam and another man in blackface, a bowtie, plaid pants and KKK attire. According to a Virginia Democrat in contact with Northam, the embattled governor now believes he does not appear in the photo — a shocking reversal — after admitting in his Friday evening apology that he was, indeed, in the photo. He would not reveal which attire he wore.

In his first apology, Northam acknowledged the clothing he had on was “clearly racist and offensive” and said in his follow-up apology that he was “deeply sorry” yet fully committed to staying on as the state’s chief executive.

“I accept responsibility for my past actions and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust,” said Northam.

Biden joins Democrat presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in demanding Northam resign. “Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” said Harris.

Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-VA) issued their own statements on the matter, condemning Northam for appearing in the “racist” and “deeply offensive” photo. The top Virginia lawmakers did ask for Northam to step down. “The racist photo of Governor Northam’s 1984 yearbook is horrible. This causes pain in a state and a country where centuries of racism have already left an open wound,” Kaine said. “I hope the Governor–whose career as an Army officer, pediatrician and public official has always manifested a commitment to justice and equality for all–now takes the time to listen to those he has hurt and reflect on how to move forward.”

Warner, calling the unearthed photo “shocking and deeply offensive,” said it reopened wounds from Virginia’s “long and painful history of racism and violence toward African-Americans.”

“The Governor must now listen to the people and communities he has hurt, and carefully consider what comes next,” his statement concluded.

Northam is expected to address the matter in a press conference scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. local time.

dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran became one of the many Democrats to call for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a racist photo of Northam was revealed in his medical school year book.

The photo from Eastern Virginia Medical School showed Northam and another man dressed up in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe. It is not yet known which man in the photo was Northam. (RELATED: CNN Issues Correction After Identifying Virginia Gov Northam As A Republican)

I stand with my friends in the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and Virginia House Democratic Caucus in calling for Governor Northam to resign. pic.twitter.com/ehpb92gpEf

— Kathy Tran (@KathyKLTran) February 2, 2019

“I am deeply offended by the racist photo of Governor Northam on his page in his medical school yearbook,” Tran said in a statement. “It is a reminder of Virginia’s painful history of slavery, segregation, and racism, and that we are still traveling the long road towards justice.”

“Our Commonwealth is strong because of its diversity,” she continued. “I stand with my friends in the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and Virginia House Democratic Caucus in calling for Governor Northam to resign. I will continue the hard work of building a welcoming and inclusive Virginia.”

Northam came under fire earlier this week for defending a bill sponsored by Tran that would have legalized abortion in the state up until birth. In his comments, Northam appeared to justify infanticide. (RELATED: Virginia Del. Kathy Tran Submitted Bill To Save Caterpillars On Same Day As Late-Stage Abortion Bill)

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said in a radio interview Wednesday.

Despite numerous calls for his resignation from both sides of the aisle, Northam is refusing to step down.

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Virginian-Pilot

Published  2 weeks ago

As Gov. Ralph Northam retreats from an earlier admission that he was one of two men in a 1984 medical school yearbook photo dressed in either blackface or a Klu Klux Klan costume, many have wondered how the racist photo could have even been published.

"I can find no explanation for how such a picture was able to be published in the past," Homan said in a statement posted to the medical school's website Saturday.

A page in the 1984 yearbook listing staff thanks individuals who either contributed photos or helped in the production, including the EVMA Public Affairs Office and a doctor who "got us over the hill." On Friday, EVMS spokesman Vincent Rhodes had said he wasn't sure if any faculty or staff oversaw the publication.

Interviews with EVMS alumni indicate that students were each given a half page and submitted their own photos to be published on those pages.

Dr. Kathleen Lovie, who graduated in 1985 and practices medicine in Alabama, wasn't on the yearbook staff but recalled it being mainly student run.

She said she remembered looking at her photo arrangement before it was published but didn't know if that was common practice. She happened to be friends with two people on the yearbook staff.

“No one questioned me about my pictures,” she said, including one she thought might have been questionable because it pictured her belly dancing.

There's at least one other photo in Northam's 1984 yearbook of a man in blackface, dressed as a woman with the caption: "who ever thought Diana Ross would make it to Medical School!"

In his statement, Homan said it was a time, "for self-reflection and humility. On behalf of our beloved EVMS, I sincerely apologize for the past transgressions of your trust. We recognize the need to address and rectify any issues of racism and discrimination that arise — and will continue to take action to build a strong culture of diversity and inclusion."

Homan said that he shared the, "outrage, alarm and sadness," voiced by others, including alumni of the Norfolk school, and said he would convene a meeting of managers and board members to "address this issue holistically."

"We will, of course, include students, residents, faculty and staff in this work," he said.

"We remain steadfast in reassuring our community that EVMS is absolutely committed to supporting and creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and social equality," he wrote. "We continue to affirm the tenets of our professions and our mission to recruit, educate and train a culturally competent healthcare workforce which reflects the demography of our nation and the patients we serve."

Of the 151 medical students who began their first year at EVMS this fall, 29 – or slightly less than 20 percent – are underrepresented minorities, which includes African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, black, American Indian, Mexican, Mexican American, Native Hawaiian and Puerto Rican individuals. Among the nearly 400 new health professions students, the percentage of minorities is about the same.

Surgery Chairman Dr. L.D. Britt, who is black and was first hired at the school in 1986, said it was unfortunate that EVMS has been highlighted this way.

“At the end of the day, somebody should have provided some oversight for that to have not been published,” he said. Britt, who had no idea how the yearbook had been produced annually, said it would have had to have faculty oversight considering it was treated as an official yearbook to be archived in the school’s library.

“This is not a rogue publication,” he said.

Britt said he would be stunned if it turned out to be entirely student run. Someone should have said it shouldn’t appear in the yearbook, he said.

“That’s common sense,” he said. “There was no oversight or the oversight was faulty.”

TheHill

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) reportedly told state Democrats that he does not believe he is in a photo that surfaced Friday from his medical school yearbook showing a man wearing blackface and another dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe.

A Virginia Democrat who spoke with Northam told the Associated Press on Saturday morning that the governor has been telling the state's party members that he has no intention of resigning over the photo and that he does not believe he was in the photo.

Northam apologized Friday after the picture surfaced, initially acknowledging that he appeared in the photo, which was reported by the Virginia Pilot on Friday. The photo comes from a 1984 yearbook housed in the Eastern Virginia Medical School library.

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now,” Northam said in the statement. He did not clarify whether he was the man in blackface or the man in the KKK robe and hood.

NBC4 Washington

Published  2 weeks ago

Northam initially planned to resign after apologizing for appearing in the photo and speaking with the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, but later had a change of heart, the Virginia Democrat told News4 and Tom Sherwood. He now insists neither figure wearing a racist costume was him. He plans to make an official statement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday amid immense pressure to step down. On Friday, Northam apologized for appearing in the photo, which was printed in a medical school yearbook on a page titled with

Mediaite

Published  2 weeks ago

As CNN was reporting on Governor Ralph Northam‘s (D) apology for his yearbook photo showing him in either blackface or a KKK outfit, the chyron labeled him as a Republican.

The chyron was shortly changed to (D).

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, however, did correctly state Northam’s party affiliation prior to the chyron mishap.

“My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me,” Northam stated in his video.

“That photo and the racist and offensive attitudes it represents does not reflect that person I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier, a doctor, and a public servant. I am deeply sorry,” he continued. “I cannot change the decisions I made nor can I undo the harm my behavior caused then and today. But I accept responsibility for my past actions, and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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CNS News

Published  2 weeks ago

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia committed $3 million to help elect Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, who is currently embroiled in controversy for remarks on post-birth abortion, The Washington Post reported during the campaign.

In its August 2, 2017 article, “Va. arm of Planned Parenthood to spend $3 million backing Northam for governor,” The Washington Post reported:

“Planned Parenthood's Virginia affiliate plans to spend $3 million to help elect Democrat Ralph Northam as the state's next governor.

“The organization's Virginia political action committee, working with Northam, plans to deploy canvassers to knock on 300,000 doors, send mailers to 400,000 homes and run digital and radio ads.”

On October 13, 2017, Planned Parenthood Action Fund posted a blog titled “The 6 Things You Should Know About Ed Gillespie,” which warned that the Republican candidate wanted to defund Planned Parenthood:

“He wants to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood,”

“He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade,”

“He holds extreme views on birth control,”

“He’s a TRAP [Targeted Restrictions on Abortions] champion,”

“He’s against the ACA [Affordable Care Act/Obamacare]

“He’s on ‘the Trump train”

Gov. Northam sparked public outrage this week for comments he made, which suggested post-birth abortions would be legal if his new abortion bill passed. On Wednesday, Gov. Northam said that, under a bill he supports, a baby born alive could be “kept comfortable” and then “resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired” – the implication being that the baby could be left to die if the family decided they did not want to keep their child.

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WSJ

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia’s governor lets slip the truth, causing discomfort for advocates.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A picture from Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook surfaced on Friday showing two men, one in a KKK hood and robe and one in ‘blackface’ on the same page as Northam.

The photo was first published by Big League Politics on Friday and later confirmed by other outlets such as WaPo and The Virginian Pilot.

One half of the page shows Ralph Northam wearing a suit jacket and a tie, a photo of him in a cowboy hat and boots and another of him leaning up against a convertible.

On Saturday Governor Ralph Northam said the photo was not of him and Friday was the first time he saw the photo in blackface.

Now this…

Photos of Northam at medical school show him standing with a man in the same plaid pants as the KKK-blackface photo.

Here is a Northam friend in the plaid pants in a regular college shot — And then in the blackface shot.

The pants were featured in another Northam college shot.

But the man on the right is wearing the same plaid pants as the blackfaced fellow in the yearbook.

The pants somehow made it on Northam’s yearbook page.

To be clear, AGAIN, the photo is not of Northam, but Northam is in the source pic here. pic.twitter.com/lREenPtx1J

— Feckless Val (@Valnofux) February 3, 2019

Keith Matthews is the plaid pants. Northam is taller than him. He can't be the KKK guy. Whatever. I just roll with it. Drama for them is fine by me. pic.twitter.com/B3ZHuGa4eV

— badluck (@badluck_jones) February 3, 2019

#Northam @GovernorVa @RalphNortham More evidence that it is Northam in the hood. The guy in the plaid pants with blackface looks to be this other guy with same plaid pants who is not Northam in second pic. What are the odds 2 guys had those same plaid pants? He knew this guy pic.twitter.com/FYP0DiyBna

— Hill🐝Buzz (@HillBuzz) February 3, 2019

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

Gov. Ralph Northam’s political career may be dead, but Virginia law still allows abortionists to kill newborns withholding medical care.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Comedian Bill Maher was accused of racism after making a fried chicken joke to a Black Republican during an interview on Friday’s HBO show of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd came on the show to discuss the border wall which he opposes, while the host went on to ask the congressman why he remains a member of the GOP and sides with “traitor” President Trump.

BILL MAHER ATTACKS 'SMIRK-FACE' COVINGTON CATHOLIC HS STUDENT, JOKES ABOUT PRIESTS' SEX ABUSE OF KIDS

“I'm a Republican because I believe in limited government,” Hurd responded, prompting Maher to interject and accuse Republicans of not actually supporting smaller government.

“I'm just asking why you're Republican? Because they're not good at the debt, that was their big thing. You said limited government, they don't do that.” Maher said. “What's in it for you? What is in the Republican Party for you? You were in the CIA!”

RALPH NORTHAM'S RESIGNATION DEMANDED AMID YEARBOOK CONTROVERSY: 'THIS BEHAVIOR WAS RACIST AND UNCONSCIONABLE'

Hurd responded: “I was in the CIA for almost a decade. I was the dude in the back alleys at four o'clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the homeland.”

That’s when Maher made the joke, causing awkwardness on the set. “That's where you'd collect it, huh? Wow. By the Popeyes Chicken?”

“That's where you'd collect it, huh? Wow. By the Popeyes Chicken?”

— Bill Maher

Following the exchange, people on Twitter accused Maher of making a racist joke to the congressman.

“Here's Bill Maher lobbing a clearly racist joke to GOP Congressman Will Hurd, asking him if he gathered undercover intel for the CIA out ‘by the Popeye's Chicken,’” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck tweeted.

BILL MAHER APOLOGIZES AFTER HBO CALLS HIS USE OF N-WORD ON HIS SHOW 'INEXCUSABLE'

“Bill Maher is gonna be Bill Maher. Nobody's canceling HBO over this, so he's just gonna keep on being Bill Maher and accusing a black congressman of gathering intelligence behind a Popeyes Chicken,” tweeted Gabriel Malor.

“Bill Maher insults black CIA vet by suggesting he picked up tips ‘behind the Popeye's Chicken’ same day as Ralph Northam admits he submitted racist af blackface Klan photo to yearbook - it's almost like this is all a game to them,” tweeted the Federalist publisher Ben Domenech.

Maher has long been criticized for his racially-charged language on his show.

About two years ago, Maher faced calls to have his show nixed after he said the n-word during an interview with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse. He apologized for the use of the word that time.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 weeks ago

This is the sort of thing that requires you to pay some attention, but if you do, you can’t miss what’s going on. We told you a few days ago about the horrible, evil pronouncements of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who coldly and clinically talked through a scenario in which it would be legal –…

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

In a stunning reversal, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) now says he does not believe he appears in a photo which shows two individuals in blackface and KKK uniform and has no immediate plans to resign, according to a Virginia Democrat who spoke to the embattled lawmaker, the Associated Press reports. On Friday evening, Northam acknowledged he was in the photo, yet declined to reveal which attire he wore.

The Democrat, who said they were “not authorized” to speak publically on the matter, told the news outlet that Northam is phoning state lawmakers Saturday in an attempt to shore up support that has all but evaporated the prior evening.

Northam has faced a torrent of criticism and calls for his resignation after a photo surfaced from decades ago that showed two people in racist costumes: One person is dressed in blackface, and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform. The photo appeared in Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook.

However, former political allies say Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who late Friday urged the governor to leave office because of the racist photo.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the state House Democratic Caucus, and the state Senate Democratic Caucus all called on Northam to resign, along with several key progressive groups that have been some of the governor’s closest political allies.

Their calls for Northam to step down came in a wave late Friday after the Democrat had apologized for appearing in a photo in which one person is dressed in blackface and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform. The photo appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

The yearbook images were first published Friday afternoon by the conservative news outlet Big League Politics. The Virginian-Pilot later obtained a copy from Eastern Virginia Medical School, which Northam attended. The photo shows two people looking at the camera — one in blackface wearing a hat, bow tie and plaid pants; the other in a full Ku Klux Klan robe.

In his first apology, issued in a written statement, Northam called the costume he wore “clearly racist and offensive,” but he didn’t say which one he had worn.

He later issued a video statement saying he was “deeply sorry” but still committed to serving the “remainder of my term.”

“I accept responsibility for my past actions and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust,” Northam said.

But Northam appears to have virtually no path forward to remain in office without any institutional support. His departure would mean current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat who is only the second African American to win statewide office in Virginia, would be the next governor. Northam’s term was set to end in 2022.

Black lawmakers said they met with Northam Friday evening and said in a statement they appreciate his service.

“But given what was revealed today, it is clear that he can no longer effectively serve as governor,” the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said, “It is time for him to resign, so that Virginia can begin the process of healing.”

Several Democrat presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have called on Northam to jettison his post. “Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” Harris said in a statement.

Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-VA) condemned Northam, calling the photo “racist” and “deeply offensive,” — however — the pair stopped short of calling on him to resign. The racist photo of Governor Northam’s 1984 yearbook is horrible. This causes pain in a state and a country where centuries of racism have already left an open wound,” said Kaine. “I hope the Governor–whose career as an Army officer, pediatrician and public official has always manifested a commitment to justice and equality for all–now takes the time to listen to those he has hurt and reflect on how to move forward.”

In a separate statement, Warner described the photo as “shocking and deeply offensive,” citing Virginia’s “long and painful history of racism and violence toward African-Americans.”

“The Governor must now listen to the people and communities he has hurt, and carefully consider what comes next,” he concluded.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 weeks ago

Democrat Governor Ralph Northam held a press conference at 2:30 PM on Saturday. He will not resign. FOX News has learned that Northam is NOT expected to resign and will tell the media the photos on his yearbook page may not been of him. Governor Ralph Northam admitted to dressing as Michael Jackson in blackface […]

dailycaller

Published  3 weeks ago

'I'm not supposed to legislate my personal feelings'

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) — the official tipped to replace the state’s Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who is facing bipartisan calls to resign after a racist photo in his medical yearbook emerged, is denying recently resurfaced sexual assault allegations from 2004.

The alleged incident, which was reported by Big League Politics over the weekend, is said to have occurred during the 2004 Democrat National Convention. As WUSA9 reports, the Washington Post has not corroborated the claims, which the paper has been looking into for months.

In a statement released early Monday morning, a Fairfax spokesperson denied the allegation, affirming that the man who could be governor “has never assaulted anyone – ever – in any way, shape or form.”

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” the statement reads.

“This is part of the sad and dark politics that the Lt. Governor has dedicated himself to helping Virginia and the nation rise above,” it continued.

The statement then warned that Fairfax will take “appropriate legal action against those attempting to spread this defamatory and false allegation.”

Akin to other news outlets, Breitbart News will not report on the allegation itself as several details from the purported incident remain unverified.

Meanwhile, Northam faces a flurry of resignation calls from top Democrats and Republicans after the surfacing of a photo showing the embattled governor with another individual in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan attire in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical yearbook.

On Friday evening, Northam took responsibility for being featured in the photo, but the following day, claimed he actually did not believe he was in it.

“Yesterday, I took responsibility for content that appeared on my page in the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook that was clearly racist and offensive,” the embattled Virginia Democrat said in a Saturday press conference. “I am not and will not excuse the content of the photo. It was offensive, racist, and despicable.

“I stand by my statement of apology to the many Virginians who were hurt by seeing the content on a yearbook page that belongs to me,” he continued. “It is disgusting, it is offensive, it is racist, and it was my responsibility to recognize and prevent it from being published in the first place.”

The stunning reversal does not appear to have changed the minds of lawmakers demanding he step aside.

Northam reportedly huddled with staffers Sunday evening to discuss his possible resignation; however, details of the meeting are not known at this time.

WSJ

Published  3 weeks ago

The website that broke the story of the racist yearbook photo that is imperiling Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is a scrappy, pro-Trump outfit backed by Republican operatives.

LifeSiteNews

Published  3 weeks ago

PETITION: Tell Virginia governor to retract outrageous statement allowing babies to die! Sign the petition here.

UPDATE at 6:10 p.m. on February 1, 2019: Democrats have cancelled their town hall meeting scheduled for February 2. Pro-lifers are still holding a rally, but the location has changed to 8390 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079. The Susan B. Anthony List says attendees should walk to the corner of Laurel Crest Dr. and Silverbrook Rd.

LORTON, Virginia, January 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – National and state pro-life groups are asking Virginians to protest outside of and attend a town hall meeting Saturday featuring Delegate Kathy Tran, who recently sponsored and defended a bill that would have allowed abortions on women who had already begun labor.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat and a pediatric neurologist, then suggested that Tran’s bill would also allow doctors to refuse to resuscitate an infant born alive after a failed abortion “if that’s what the mother and the family desire.”

“Delegate Tran and two other pro-abortion legislators are holding a public Town hall at South County High School in Lorton,” the Susan B. Anthony List wrote on Facebook. SBA List, Live Action, the Family Foundation Action, Concerned Women for America LAC, Students for Life of America, and Young Women for America are hosting a rally at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 2 before the town hall.

WATCH: Virginia Democrat squirms defending bill allowing abortion as woman is giving birth

“We need as many pro-life Virginians as possible to show up at 12:00 Noon for the pro-life press conference and rally before the Townhall,” Sean Maguire, Director of Grassroots for the Family Foundation of Virginia, wrote in an urgent email to supporters. “We encourage concerned citizens to then stay for the Townhall, and call upon Delegate Tran and her allies to abandon this extreme legislation.”

“With the short notice on this extreme abortion legislation that was just introduced here in Virginia, it’s crucial that we show up in great numbers,” Maguire emphasized in his email.

Tran’s bill failed in committee late Tuesday.

President Trump has denounced the Virginia Democrats for their abortion extremism. Tran and Northam have faced massive backlash for their comments; last night, Northam fired back by tweeting, “I have devoted my life to caring for children and any insinuation otherwise is shameful and disgusting.”

He had defended infanticide just that morning.

On Saturday, participants are encouraged to dress warmly and arrive 30 minutes early, if possible.

Details are available here and listed below:

WHAT: URGENT Pro-Life Rally and Press Conference, featuring national and Virginia pro-life leaders

WHO: You and every pro-life Virginian you know!

WHY: To denounce radical abortion measures being introduced in our Commonwealth, and to call upon Delegate Tran to abandon this extreme legislation

WHERE: South County High School; 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (meet outside the main entrance)

WHEN: This Saturday, February 2; Rally and Press Conference at 12:00 Noon. Please arrive 30 minutes early if you can, and dress warmly!

Conservative Review

Published  3 weeks ago

It’s horrifying that we are rapidly approaching the kind of culture that God ordered the Israelites to wipe out when he finally allowed them to enter the land he had promised them — a culture of rampant immorality, idolatry and child sacrifice.

For the longest time, the political left insisted that it was not pro-abortion but pro-choice, that it truly wanted to make abortion safe, legal and rare. I never could quite grasp why liberals would care about making it rare if they didn’t consider the unborn to be human lives. But that is the position they firmly held — obviously for political expediency.

Their decision to cloak their true intentions in the euphemism of “choice” has always been a calculated strategy to sanitize their actual motives. If they were actually choice advocates, they would inform mothers contemplating abortions about all the risks of the procedure and advise them of alternatives, such as adoption. In practice, in many cases, we’ve seen just the opposite.

If they are about choice and not abortion, why do they adamantly resist any proposed restrictions on abortion? Why do they celebrate their legislative expansion of the right to abortion, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did in obscenely lighting One World Trade Center in ghoulish pink to commemorate his state’s new law greenlighting abortion to the point of birth? Why do feminists proudly run around with T-shirts boasting of their abortions? Abortion can best be understood as a vital sacrament of their secular religion.

Today, apparently feeling their oats because of President Trump’s perceived unpopularity and the Democrats’ strong showing in the midterm elections, they have started to be less circumspect about their true feelings and intentions.

We’ve seen it with the Democrats’ attempted removal of the words “so help you God” from the House Natural Resources Committee’s oath, Sen. Kamala Harris’ embracing of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal and Harris’ endorsement of universal Medicare, until the public blowback forced her to retreat. And we’ve seen it with these new state laws further liberalizing abortion.

We’ve also seen it in the evolution of the left’s arguments on abortion. Liberals used to consider the unborn baby, at least prior to the point of viability, an unviable tissue mass — a clump of cells — and thus there was no moral question involved in the mother’s exterminating it through an abortion procedure. But in recent years, some of the more brazen pro-abortionists have admitted that the unborn are human lives yet have maintained mothers’ right to kill them anyway. No more apologies, just more fist shaking and rebellion.

In some ways, Virginia’s proposed legislation is worse than New York’s. Virginia state Rep. Kathy Tran’s proposed bill would permit an abortion even when a mother is in labor. When asked whether the mother could abort her child when it is obvious she is about to give birth (when dilating), she admitted, “My bill would allow that, yes.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s comments were even more abhorrent, confessing that the law would permit a baby’s murder after it’s born. How hardhearted must this pediatric neurosurgeon be to endorse legislation permitting infanticide? People with just a speck of moral fiber might have difficulty wrapping their minds around this.

With these state abortion laws, we’re not talking about someone committing a heinous act and then begging a court for leniency; we’re witnessing a deliberative body making a conscious, premeditated decision to legalize murder. The radical abortionists who now hold sway in the Democratic Party are either paranoid about “toxic males” taking away women’s freedom or part of a death cult — because they refuse to cede even an inch of ground on abortion. From a biblical perspective, this seems nothing short of demonic.

Pro-abortionists shrewdly couch their advocacy in the benign language of preserving mothers’ health. No one would dispute that the state has a strong interest in protecting a mother’s life and health, but “a mother’s health” doesn’t necessarily mean what they want you to think it means. It has become a catchall to permit abortions that have little to do with mothers’ actual health.

If leftists are that concerned with mothers’ health, why do they dismiss any research that shows that abortive mothers frequently experience physical, emotional and psychological damage from abortion? Why do they insist that late-term abortions are about health when medical experts such as Dr. Omar L. Hamada say “there’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester”? Why does the New York law permit non-physicians to perform the procedure?

The leftists’ newfound smugness could well backfire. Their main appeal, especially to young voters, is their claimed monopoly on morality and compassion. They paint themselves as moral exemplars and conservatives as uncaring bigots. Their callousness could wake up younger generations, which they’ve spent decades indoctrinating, to their moral contradictions.

It may take younger people longer to realize that the left’s promise of socialism is an insidious lie — that everywhere and every time it has been tried, it has impoverished and enslaved people. But I doubt they’ll have as much difficulty immediately grasping the left’s depravity in outright advocating the murder of innocent infants while moralizing to us about universal health care, income inequality and separating mothers from their children at the border.

In its pride, the left is taking a big gamble on the moral indifference of the American people, and the Democratic Party might just pay a heavy price for it.

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True Pundit

Published  3 weeks ago

After co-sponsoring an extreme abortion bill that allows abortion up until a child’s birth, and amid