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The 'Dark Money' Deluge for 2020
Mark Alexander  
Trump’s New FDA Nominee Advances in
the Senate—But Faces Tough
Questions About Vaping
By Sy Mukherjee
{ fortune.com } ~ Dr. Stephen Hahn, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration  (FDA), passed a key test on Tuesday when a Senate committee advanced his nomination to the full chamber on an 18-5 vote... Hahn is a cancer doctor who serves as the chief medical executive at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Currently, another oncologist, Dr. Ned Sharpless, the former director of the National Cancer Institute, serves as the agency's acting chief. Sharpless took over that interim role after the previous FDA director, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, unexpectedly exited back in March. The lopsided 18-5 vote by the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee likely means that Hahn will ultimately be confirmed by the entire Senate—a goal that HELP committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, said he hopes to achieve by the end of the year. But critics have pointed to the hot-button issue of vaping and e-cigarette regulation as a criticism against Hahn. One notable critic on the Senate committee who ultimately voted to advance Hahn's nomination is Republican Sen. rino-Mitt Romney of Utah. In November, rino-Romney had brought attention to the Trump administration's seeming retrenchment on stringent, anti-vaping rules for flavored e-cigarette products that could potentially target children. "While I hope the Administration will act without further delay on its prior proposal to ban flavors that appeal to kids, I will also continue to push for my legislation that bans flavors, ensures that vaping cartridges are tamper-proof, and bans e-cigarettes from schools," he wrote. While Hahn agreed that flavored e-cigarettes are "an important, urgent crisis in this country" and said he believed "we need to take aggressive action" to stop another generation of teenagers from becoming addicted to tobacco and nicotine, he dodged the issue of how the Trump administration had retrenched a bit on the flavored pods issue. “There are many issues that will come before the commissioner that are complex and engender honest disagreement,” Hahn said at the time. “When that occurs, I pledge to listen, study and assess all viewpoints.” rino-Romney repeated the criticisms on Tuesday, but voted for the FDA nominee regardless...   https://fortune.com/2019/12/03/stephen-hahn-fda-senate-vote/   
Speaker liar-Pelosi Instructs House Chairman 
to Assemble Articles of Impeachment
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ With the House calendar extended to December 20th it now appears the full House vote on articles of impeachment will take place within this year... Today, Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi announced her instructions to House Judiciary Chairman scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler to assemble the formal articles of impeachment to be brought to the House floor. Speaker liar-Pelosi did not provide many details; however, Democrats have said they are considering multiple articles of impeachment against Trump including abuse of power, obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to draw up articles of impeachment as soon as next week. This is the first time in History that articles of impeachment will be assembled without an official full house vote to initiate the impeachment process. This is also the first impeachment effort without the House attaining recognized  judicial enforcement authority. The vote will take place before the Supreme Court weighs-in on the legal framework for the House effort. The House judicial enforcement authority, not being recognized by the Supreme Court, likely had a strong bearing on the timing. The awakened American middle-class insurgency, led by Donald Trump, is an existential threat to the professional political class and every entity who lives in/around the professional political class. Their entire political apparatus is threatened by our insurgency. The political industry, all of corrupt governance, is threatened by our support through Donald Trump. You know why the entire apparatus is united against President Trump. You know why the corrupt Wall Street financial apparatus is united against President Trump. You know why every institutional department, every lobbyist, every K-Street dweller, every career legislative member, staffer, and the various downstream economic benefactors, including the corporate media, all of it – all the above, are united against Donald Trump. Donald Trump is an existential threat to the existence of a corrupt DC system we have exposed to his disinfecting sunlight. Donald Trump is the existential threat to every entity who benefits from that corrupt and vile system.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/05/speaker-pelosi-inst... 
Liberal Law Professors at Hearing Fail 
to Make Case for Impeachment
by Hans von Spakovsky
{ dailysignal.com } ~ House Judiciary Committee Chairman scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler opened Wednesday’s impeachment hearing with testimony from three left-wing law professors who consider President Donald Trump to be evil incarnate... If scumbag liar-Nadler thought this display would somehow convince the public that the president’s actions merit impeachment, he is sure to be disappointed. The three professors simply failed to make the case. scumbag liar-Nadler’s witnesses were Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Pamela Karlan of Stanford University. The sole Republican witness was Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. The key question was: What type of presidential misconduct justifies impeachment In drafting the Constitution, America’s Founders did not provide for impeachment as a partisan political weapon or as a response by Congress to a president who lawmakers dislike or whose policies they consider misguided. Rather, the Founders viewed impeachment solely as a remedy for misconduct so serious that it renders the president unfit to remain in office for another day. Otherwise, lawmakers could wait for the next election and let voters decide who should occupy the Oval Office. Karlan is a campaign contributor to Sen. Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren, D-Mass., who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Trump. In addition, Karlan was a political appointee of President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. I encountered Karlan several years ago when she published a law review article making patently false claims about the supposed lack of enforcement of the Voting Rights Act by the Bush administration. She started talking about impeaching Trump over his business ties in 2016—before he even took the oath of office...  https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/05/liberal-law-professors-at-he...
Trey Gowdy just crushed Lisa Page for 
bashing Trump and trying to excuse 
her anti-Trump text messages
by patriotpulse.net ~ Lisa Page, the FBI’s former top lawyer, is back in the spotlight. She’s using her recent public appearances to bash President Trump in order to excuse her anti-Trump text messages... with disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok. But Trey Gowdy wasn’t putting up with her spin and absolutely crushed her for bashing the President in this interview. Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were on the FBI team tasked with investigating not only the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with Russia, but also the scumbag/liar-Clinton emails, and were on the Mueller taskforce. The two agents were humiliated when the Department of Justice exposed texts exchanged prior to the election about how they were going to “stop it,” referring to the Trump Presidency. They also called him “loathsome,” an idiot, and declared that he would be a national security disaster. Either these two agents were directly involved in sabotaging the President or a big ethical and legal line was crossed due to their blatant political bias. That’s why Trey Gowdy took Lisa Page to task for her political sabotage in this Fox News interview. And Gowdy went on to call out Lisa Page for plotting impeachment before scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff had even uttered the words! Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Monday dismissed former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s argument that her text messages criticizing President Trump were taken out of context, saying no context is necessary to confirm her bias. “They were talking about impeachment before even scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff was talking about impeachment,” Gowdy said on Fox News, referring to the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which concluded its impeachment hearings last month. “When she says things need to be put in context, the word ‘loathsome’ really doesn’t need to be put in context,” the former South Carolina Republican congressman continued. “And when you say somebody will be a national security disaster, that doesn’t need to be put in context.” Regardless of what you think of President Trump, it is clear that Lisa Page and Peter Strzok should not have been on the team investigating the President.  This was a breach of ethical conduct and FBI protocol.   https://patriotpulse.net/trey-gowdy-just-crushed-lisa-page-for-bash...  
$105 Million American Tax Dollars 
Likely to End up in Hezbollah’s Hands
by clarionproject.org ~ The Trump administration just released $105 million American tax dollars to the Lebanese army... Given the power the Iranian-proxy terror group Hezbollah has over the Lebanese government, Clarion Project Editor Meira Svirsky and Arab Affairs Analyst and Shillman Fellow Ran Meir discuss how likely it is that this money will end up in the hands of Hezbollah. This is not withstanding the fact that the aid could likely be used against America’s only ally in the region Israel, as this video shows the Lebanese army using American M-16’s and shouting “Allah Akbar! to try to shoot down Israel surveillance drones sent against Hezbollah.  https://clarionproject.org/american-tax-dollars-hezbollah-hands/?utm...  
VOICE VIDEO:  https://soundcloud.com/clarion-project/will-millions-in-american-ai... 
Attacks on worthless-Ilhan Omar: 
Which ‘Facts’ Do They Speak to?
By Meira Svirsky
{ clarionproject.org } ~ It is not unusual these days for Americans who are still committed to letting facts speak for themselves to feel like they are living in a parallel universe... In their reality, past actions, comments and provable statistics matter. In the parallel universe, everything can be blamed on racism, misogyny and  Islamophobia. Take the case of Congresswoman worthless-Ilhan Omar. In a particularly disingenuous article, Emily Steward writing in Vox, says,“Want to know how awful racism can still be in America? Look no further than the vitriol directed at sworthless-Ilhan Omar … “While many progressives and proponents of diversity celebrated worthless-Omar’s victory, it has also brought to the surface a dark underbelly of American culture. A Muslim, a black woman, and a refugee, she faces Islamophobia, racism, misogyny, and anti-immigration strains in American culture, and putting that confluence of hate under the microscope is truly disturbing. Let’s for a minute put those claims under a microscope and imagine that someone, say, like Ayaan Hirsi Ali was elected to Congress. Would she have been subjected to the same? Ali, who is also a refugee from Somalia, is also black and a woman. However, unlike worthless-Omar, she is an outspoken critic of radical Islam and sharia governance, works tirelessly against female genital mutilation and is against  the anti-Semitic BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) movement against Israel. In contrast, worthless-Omar aligns herself and fundraises for Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist organizations like CAIR whose goal is global sharia governance, described 9/11 as “some people did something, laughed at Americans who have a visceral reaction to the mention of al-Qaeda, subjected a fellow Muslim who asked her to use her position to speak out against FGM to a humiliating dressing down and called for the protection of a Somali company with clear and known terror connections. worthless-Omar also supports the anti-Semitic BDS movement and spews vile anti-Semitic tropes from the halls of Congress – a shocking display that has not been seen since 1924, when Congress passed the Johnson–Reed Act which effectively restricted immigration of Jews from war-torn Eastern Europe. As to worthless-Omar’s blatant outbursts of anti-Semitism, with a wink Steward underplays them as remarks that have “at times raised eyebrows … as critics say they sometimes have anti-Semitic airs” before dismissing them altogether since “she worthless-Omar has apologized.” worthless-Omar seems to have a powerful “Get Out of Jail Free Card” from the progressives considering how many times she has slurred Jews and then apologized for doing so...
The 'Dark Money' Deluge for 2020
Mark Alexander:  “Democratic donors have built a formidable dark money network to obscure the source of more than $600 million funneled to liberal groups and initiatives last year, tax forms show,” The Washington Free Beacon reports. “The establishment of the complex network of nonprofits marks the Democrats’ adoption of a once-derided Republican strategy: building a massive funding network that provides donors anonymity.”

It’s not just that Democrats are adopting a Republican strategy; it’s that they have mastered it. Democrats created the current campaign-finance system that limits contributions directly to political candidates, thus favoring their special-interest groups who raise millions for their political objectives. They may claim to hate the influence of political action committees and the like, but they created the “monster.” After all, money is like water — it will find all the cracks.

Democrats pontificate about “getting money out of politics,” as if that will make their cause pure as the wind-driven snow. But money also is effectively political speech itself. The First Amendment was crafted to protect political speech from congressional interference. Thus, we believe some campaign-finance restrictions run afoul of the First Amendment — particularly those that flood the political landscape with an endless flow of “anonymous” cash.

However, we believe that political donations should not allow a small group of wealthy leftists, such as scumbag-George SorosTom SteyerMichael Bloomberg, and Jeff Bezos, to dictate politics and policy for the whole nation. That is why there are and should be limits on contributions to individual candidates — that evens the playing field so that more voices can be heard, much as the Electoral College does not allow a few large states to dictate policy for the nation. But Democrats don’t want a level playing field, not in electoral donations or the Electoral College.

Of course, Democrats head to the fainting couch whenever the name of a wealthy Republican donor is mentioned, but they have no problem accepting hundreds of millions of dollars each year from leftist billionaires. Of such hypocrisy I have observed, “If not for double standards, Democrat politicians would have no standards.”

On a final note, in an age when leftists sic the wrath of the mob on conservatives who fund what is good and right, it’s understandable why some would desire anonymity. (See Chic-fil-A.) And the word “dark” implies something sinister — when the purpose of this leftist graft is to foist socialism on the American people, it doesn’t get any more sinister.  

~The Patriot Post


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Breaking — West Virginia Lawmakers Invite Persecuted Pro-Second Amendment Counties In Virginia To Join Their State

West Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to invite persecuted pro Second Amendment Counties to join their state.

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution to remind Virginia residents from Frederick County that they have a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia.

West Virginia freedom fighters broke away from Virginia Democrat slave owners during the Civil War.

This week West Virginia has once again invited persecuted Virginia pro 2-A counties to come join their state.

Sounds like a winning plan!

Resolution 8 reads as follows:


(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter, Linville, Sypolt, Bibby, Hill, Ellington, Higginbotham, J. Kelly, Mandt, Pack, Dean and P. Martin)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

Whereas, The Legislature of West Virginia finds that in 1863, due to longstanding perceived attitudes of neglect for the interests of the citizens of Western Virginia, and a studied failure to address the differences which had grown between the counties of Western Virginia and the government at Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia was irretrievably divided, and the new State of West Virginia was formed; and

Whereas, Such division occurred as the Trans-Allegheny portions of Virginia perceived that they suffered under an inequitable measure of taxation by which they bore a disproportionate share of the tax burden; and

Whereas, That this perception was further compounded by the effects of a scheme of representation by which Trans-Allegheny Virginia was not allowed to have its proper and equitable share of representation in the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, That this arrangement arguably resulted in the tax dollars of Trans-Allegheny Virginia being used to enrich the Tidewater through internal improvements which did not benefit the people of Western Virginia, while the people of the Trans-Allegheny had little to no say in how their tax dollars were allocated; and

Whereas, Though this course led to an irreconcilable division, and the subsequent formation of West Virginia, yet, the longstanding peaceful cooperation between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia is a sign that such separation, undertaken even under the most challenging and onerous of circumstances, can, with the passage of time, yield lasting results which are beneficial to both sides; and

Whereas, In the intervening years, the same neglect for the interests of many of the remaining counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia has allegedly been evidenced by the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, Particularly, many citizens of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont contend that an inequitable measure of taxation exists by which they bear a disproportionate share of the present tax burden of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont also believe that, currently, a scheme of representation exists by which the citizens of Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont do not have a proper share of representation in the government at Richmond; and, consequently

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont believe that their tax dollars are used to enrich the Tidewater and Northern Virginia through internal improvements which do not benefit the people of these other parts of Virginia, while the people of these other parts of Virginia have little to no say in how their tax dollars are allocated; and

Whereas, In recent days, these tensions have been compounded by a perception of contempt on the part of the government at Richmond for the differences in certain fundamental political and societal principles which prevail between the varied counties and cities of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, in this string of grievances, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The Legislative body of West Virginia believes that this latest action defies the wise counsel which has come down to us in the august words of our common Virginia Founders: as the government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of a Signer of the Declaration and premier advocate of American independence, Richard Henry Lee-who stated in The Federal Farmer that “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that zealous guardian of our inherent rights, George Mason-who stated that “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of the declaimer of our independence and theoretician of our freedoms, Thomas Jefferson-who stated in his first draft of the Virginia Constitution, that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”; and

Whereas, The Boards of Supervisors of many Virginia counties and the Councils of many Virginia cities have recognized this dangerous departure from the doctrine of the Founders on the part of the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, These Boards of Supervisors and Councils have passed resolutions refusing to countenance what they affirm are unwarranted and unconstitutional measures by that government to infringe the firearm rights of Virginians; and

Whereas, The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension; and

Whereas, That, as has been proven in numerous instances, such as have been observed internationally in more recent times with the peaceful dissolutions of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and the creation of South Sudan, or, earlier in Virginia’s own history, with the formation of Kentucky, the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences; and

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions; and

Whereas, Providing that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall give its assent to any county or independent city presently part of the Commonwealth of Virginia having the opportunity and ability to do so, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia.

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