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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
{ } ~ 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...   
Speaker liar-Pelosi Instructs House Chairman 
to Assemble Articles of Impeachment
by sundance
{ } ~ 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. 
Liberal Law Professors at Hearing Fail 
to Make Case for Impeachment
by Hans von Spakovsky
{ } ~ 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...
Trey Gowdy just crushed Lisa Page for 
bashing Trump and trying to excuse 
her anti-Trump text messages
by ~ 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.  
$105 Million American Tax Dollars 
Likely to End up in Hezbollah’s Hands
by ~ 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.  
Attacks on worthless-Ilhan Omar: 
Which ‘Facts’ Do They Speak to?
By Meira Svirsky
{ } ~ 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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