It Gets Worse=> Mitch McConnell Has Lowest Approval Rating of Any Elected Official with “National Profile”

It Gets Worse=> Mitch McConnell Has Lowest Approval Rating of Any Elected Official with “National Profile”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is having a difficult summer. After failing to pass the Obamacare repeal and replace bill, the Kentucky Senator’s poll numbers are plummeting. Surely, heightened friction with the President as of late isn’t helping.

Breitbart News reports:

McConnell’s score is worse than President Donald Trump’s or House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI), according to The Hill.

“Forty-nine percent of voters polled have a negative view of the Senate leader,” The Hill, which was given the poll results, reported.

On the other hand, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have high approval ratings — 79 percent of Republicans have a positive view of the president, with 41 percent favorable and 55 percent unfavorable from the broader survey.

Pence polls at 44 percent positive and 42 percent negative, The Hill reported.

McConnell, who will not have to face reelection until 2020, only has an 18 percent job approval rating in his home state of Kentucky, according to another poll released this week by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.

“McConnell is the only Republican elected official polled that is not viewed favorably by a majority of his own party,” according to The Hill.

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s approval rating has sunk to 18% in HIS HOME STATE Kentucky.

President Trump’s approval rating in the Bluegrass State is at 60%.

This comes after McConnell failed to repeal and replace Obamacare seven months into President Trump’s first term.

Breitbart.com reported:

The approval rating of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has plummeted to just 18 percent, a survey from Public Policy Polling has found.

The poll, which surveyed 645 Kentucky voters, found that just 18 percent of respondents approved of McConnell’s current performance, compared to 74 percent who disapproved. Seven percent of people said they were not sure.

McConnell, who is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history, having represented the state since 1984, was recently criticized by President Trump for failing to pass the healthcare reform bill through the Senate.

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Dem Posts Hate Letter From Trump Fan, Then Experts Notice the Envelope

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Dem Posts Hate Letter From Trump Fan, Then Experts Notice the Envelope

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A Democrat state representative used social media to share a hate letter she claimed to have received from a Trump supporter, but internet sleuths are pointing out how it could be just another liberal hoax.

Hawaii state Rep. Beth Fukumoto posted a copy of the alleged letter last Wednesday.

“Got this in the mail today,” she wrote on Aug. 16. “You need to understand your words have consequences @realDonaldTrump #racism #WhiteNationalism”

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Liberal news outlet The Huffington Post gleefully ran with the story, as it provided HuffPo with another opportunity to expose the supposed hatred President Donald Trump allegedly spreads with his rhetoric.

“Dear B****,” the letter began, “Your poor grand parents got put into a camp in the USA? Boo hoo hoo ― you Japs murdered thousands of servicemen at Pearl Harbor – did you forget that detail?”

The note when on to say that “we Trump supporters hate illegals, black thugs, Muslims and bombs, and gays who do nothing but b**** 24 hours a day — and bleeding heart traitor morons like you who ‘condone’ it.”

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Take a look (but be warned, the language is pretty filthy):

Fukumoto also provided The Huffington Post with a photo of the envelope the alleged hate mail arrived in, but that only raised more questions about the authenticity of the letter.

Internet sleuths quickly pointed out several problems with the hate mail.

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A Twitter user who calls himself Thomas Wictor pointed out several things wrong with what he saw.

He claimed that the the post office did not cancel the stamps and the barcode at the bottom of the envelop was an “intelligent mail barcode” used by commercial mailers — which would only make sense if the letter came from the representative’s office. (However, The Huffington Post reports that the code was printed by the post office’s sorting machines.)

The stamps are 10-cent commemorative stamps, which were printed in 1975. Makes one wonder — who would use collector’s stamps on hate mail?

And as 70News points out, the scanned ZIP code on the envelope, 96813-2477, is from Honolulu, not Los Angeles, where the letter supposedly originated.

We do not know if this letter is fake, but some of the things that were pointed out seem to indicate that it could be.

And considering the left’s problem with false reports these days, just about anything’s possible.

Share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know if you think this letter is real or fake.

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YES: Jim Brown DESTROYS Kaepernick Over National Anthem Protest

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who has often been described as the greatest pro football player ever, ripped NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his protests during the playing of the national anthem, stating bluntly, “I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem.”

Speaking to The Post Game, Brown said:

Colin has to make up his mind whether he’s truly an activist or whether he’s a football player. Football is commercial. You have owners. You have fans. And you want to honor that if you’re making that kind of money … I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and the national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.

Brown, who has been politically active regarding race relations for fifty years, added, “If you have a cause, I think you should organize it, present it in a manner where it’s not only you standing or sitting on one knee, but a lot of people that is gonna get behind each other and do something about it. If I ask you one question: Who is Colin calling on to follow what he’s talking about?”

Brown also offered a realistic assessment of the relationship between owners and players, stating, “You have to understand there’s intelligence that’s involved, OK? I can’t be two things at once that contradict each other. If I sign for money, then the people I sign with, they have rules and regulations.”

In an era that featured legendary players of the caliber of Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, arguably the greatest quarterback who ever lived and the only player iconic Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi ever said he feared, the nimble and fleet-footed Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers, tough-man supreme Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, Packers running backs Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, Los Angeles Rams Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen, and Detroit Lions fearsome pass-rusher Alex Karras, TIME wrote, “There is only one player in the game today whose ability on field commands almost universal admiration, and that is Jimmy Brown.”

Brown’s off-the-field political activism, after he retired at the peak of his career, at age 29, also became renowned, as he moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. He helped found the Negro Industrial Economic Union, later renamed the Black Economic Union, to help blacks become competitive in the business world; he developed the Amer-I-Can program in 1988 to help former gang members and ex-convicts clean up their lives and become productive citizens.

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REPORT: #NeverTrumper Kasich and Anti-Gun Hickenlooper Mull 2020 “Unity” Ticket

REPORT: #NeverTrumper Kasich and Anti-Gun Hickenlooper Mull 2020 “Unity” Ticket

CNN is promoting the news this morning that Ohio Governor John Kasich and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper are mulling a 2020 ticket to take down President Trump.

John Kasich is an outspoken Trump-basher.
John Hickenlooper supports gun control and open borders.

Political opponents could run “Flush the Johns” ads.

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Exclusive – Kris Kobach: The Opportunity of a Generation to Shrink Government Through Attrition

For more than eighty years, beginning with FDR’s New Deal, Americans have witnessed a constant increase in the size and scope of the federal government. This expansion has continued unabated during both Democratic and Republican administrations. 

Whether measured in terms of dollars spent, or in terms of percentage of Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”) consumed by the federal government, big government has become inexorably bigger.

In 1940, federal spending was a relatively modest 9.6% of GDP – or $9.5 billion out of $98.2 billion. In 2009 under President Obama, federal spending hit a high water mark (excluding the World War II years) of 24.4% of GDP – or $3,517.7 billion out of $14,414.6 billion.

The growth of the federal civilian workforce has slowed since 1960 – levelling off between 2.5 and 3 million – but this has masked the transfer of federal programs to state and local bureaucracies. Since 1960, the number of state and local government employees has tripled to over 18 million. This growth has been driven by a tenfold increase in federal grants to cities and states.

For conservatives, this trend has been depressing. We plead for smaller government, but our cries have been futile as Congress and state legislatures refuse to make significant or lasting cuts in the size of government. The growth of the Leviathan has seemed unstoppable.

The forces pushing the expansion of government are powerful. Bureaucrats justify their existence by spending every dime appropriated to their agencies and then asking for more. Politicians of both parties find it easier to win votes by serving up pork than by offering austerity. Congresses deals with every crisis by spending money. And the progressive Left continually pushes the growth of entitlements for its own political advantage.

Fortunately, there is now hope in the fight against big government. There is a demographic sea change at work – something that has the potential to shift the forces in favor of conservatives who are serious about shrinking government. The baby boomers are retiring.

The baby boomer generation – those born between 1946 and 1964 – includes 76 million Americans. Over a 19 year period that started approximately in 2011, virtually all of them will retire. That’s an average of four million people retiring every year, or nearly 11,000 every day.  And a large percentage of them are working for the government. Government agencies across the federal government, as well as in state and local governments, are seeing a slew of retirements.

Take the Social Security Administration. Starting in 2011, the SSA began seeing 4,000 retirements a year. The same is happening throughout the federal government. The bureaucrats see this as a crisis.  Conservatives should see it as an opportunity.

Attrition through retirement is causing federal and state workforces to turn over. Many of these retirees need not be replaced. The size of government can be dramatically reduced simply by making the decision not to fill every vacancy. And it doesn’t take an act of Congress to do it.  All it takes is political will in the executive branch not to fill vacancies. The only exceptions should be law enforcement agencies and the military.

But can it really be done in practice? The answer is yes, it can. I know because I’ve done it. Shortly after I became Kansas Secretary of State in 2011, I saw baby boomer retirements occurring in my own agency. Realizing this opportunity, I directed my deputies to reassign the duties of retiring employees to those who remained. Wherever possible, the open positions were not to be filled. We left approximately 1/3 of the vacancies unfilled.

Over the course of six years, I was able to shrink my agency’s workforce by 18 percent. We did it through natural attrition, without massive layoffs. The smaller payroll, along with other cuts, also allowed me to reduce agency spending by over 30 percent. And the agency is still carrying out all of the same responsibilities that it was back in 2011. 

The same must be done in the federal government and in state governments across the country. President Trump has already taken the first steps.  In January he imposed a freeze on hiring. And in March he issued an executive order directing agencies to find redundancies and other ways to make cuts.  Looking at the bloated federal bureaucracy, he pointed out, “Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere.” Consequently, “Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”

When the hiring freeze is lifted, as it eventually will be, President Trump should order the relevant departments to fill no more than 2/3 of the vacancies that exist. Without such an order, the career bureaucrats will carry on as before, deeming every position necessary to be filled.

The baby boomers are creating those vacancies by the thousand as they retire. Fortunately, this historic opportunity coincides with a President who is serious about cutting the size of government. If he declines to fill those vacancies and if state governors do the same, we could witness the first substantial reduction in big government in our nation’s history. But it will take political will to make it happen.

Kris W. Kobach is the elected Secretary of State of Kansas.  An expert in immigration law and policy, he coauthored the Arizona SB-1070 immigration law and represented in federal court the 10 ICE agents who sued to stop Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty.  In 2017 President Trump named him Vice Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.  His website is kriskobach.com.

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Guardian: Minorities Can only Vote Conservative In Reaction to ‘Unreliable White Liberals’

Guardian: Minorities Can only Vote Conservative In Reaction to ‘Unreliable White Liberals’

25 Aug, 2017
25 Aug, 2017

While the establishment media rails against Brexit and Donald Trump for respectively — or even collectively — “dividing” their countries, the Guardian has decided to promote an idea, popularized by Labour MP Laura Pidcock, that conservatives and liberals cannot mix.

In an article reminiscent of Shariah supremacist schooling — written by the paper’s deputy opinion editor and their sister paper’s chief leader writer — the Guardian also seeks to draw racial dividing lines between political persuasions, with Joseph Harker stating:

Others, who I have more respect for, are those racial minorities who believe in self-reliance as a way of overcoming inequality rather than depending on unreliable white liberals…

Forget that some people might actually just be conservative in their world view or philosophy. For Harker, it is all about race. He cannot see beyond it. You may only be right-wing if it is driven by a frustration (or worse) towards white liberals [emphasis added].

Co-author Sonia Sodha is supposed to offer the counterpoint to this, but only goes so far as to state she would be friends with a “conservative” with a secret leftist agenda:

…I’d certainly be more than open to friendship with, for example, a Conservative MP who I knew was arguing against the worst of austerity and Brexit behind the scenes…

Remember, the “worst of austerity” is simply “austerity” as far as the political left is concerned.

This decision to drive this wedge, especially along racial lines, is the left’s emulation of the Daily Stormer.

The Guardian’s contention is no different, philosophically, from that of ethno-nationalists, and in turn leads to racial abuse that black or brown conservatives routinely experience.

CNN recently reven led its affinity to this same mindset, allowing Democrat Keith Boykin to harrass Republican Paris Dennard over whether he was black enough.

For reformist or ex-Muslims, the phrases ‘Uncle Tom’ or ‘House Muslim’ have become a new line of attack as ‘Islamophobe’ begins to lose all meaning. Again, these left-wing xenophobic attitudes appear to be endorsed by the Guardians and CNNs of the world.

“Unity” has been the buzzword of the month. Meanwhile, the ‘liberals’ in the media and in politics seek to deride and sometimes even endanger conservatives from ethnic or religious minorities.

This proves — if ever there was any doubt — that when they say “unity” they don’t mean compromise, or negotiation. They mean “you had better start thinking like us, or else”.

Classic alt-left.

Raheem Kassam is the Editor in Chief of Breitbart London and author of No Go Zones: How Shariah Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

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Sanctuary City Fails To Cooperate with ICE, Releases Illegal Alien Who Then Kills HIs Girlfriend

Via Daily Caller: A sanctuary city in California reportedly didn’t cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, giving the federal agency no time to pick up an illegal alien they released from custody, who then allegedly murdered his girlfriend two weeks later. Santa Rosa police arrested 38-year-old Nery Israel Estrada-Margos on August 18 after […]

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Black Trump Supporter Assaulted By White Leftist Drops Lethal Truth Bomb About The Media

On Thursday fellow Downtrend contributor Brian Anderson shared a video of black Trump supporter R.C. Maxwell being assaulted during a rally last Sunday in Laguna Beach, California, after crossing the street to speak respectfully with counter-protesters.

During an interview later Sunday with local station KTTV, Maxwell, who identifies himself as “Black Hannity” on Twitter, dropped a lethal truth bomb about the mainstream media.

“If the optics were completely different and I was a Black Lives Matter supporter, and I was attacked on the Trump side of a protest, I would be in the spotlight on CNN right now,” he said.

Correct.

Yet as of Friday morning, there had still been no mention of Mr. Maxwell by CNN, not to mention The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and almost every other leftist rag. They had clearly buried the story.

In the case of CNN, the network chose instead to run with a “report” about how every supporter of President Donald Trump is a white supremacist …

I’m sure Trump supporter R.C. Maxwell would certainly agree (sarcasm):

“I went over to the left side to see if I could engage them with dialogue, and I was instantly encircled by the so called anti-fascists,” Maxwell continued in his interview Sunday with KTTV.

“I think the fact that I’m a black conservative causes a lot of problems for the left side because there’s no way they can really resolve that according to their narrative of what they think Trump supporters are, so I think that was a bit triggering to the other side,” he told the station. “I was getting lots of specific comments like, ‘You’re a sellout, you’re an Uncle Tom.’”

In my case I’m an “Uncle Ghandi,” but you get the drift …

And judging by how the media treat so-called “sellouts” and “Uncle Toms,” one thing is clear: If they perceive you as a race traitor, your story will get no traction with them, no matter how compelling it may be, unless of course they discern a way by which they can manipulate your tale to boost their preferred narrative.

One word describes this behavior: Bias.

And while I expect bias from any and every news source, including Downtrend, the problem here is that we’re talking about the national media, which frankly almost has a frightening monopoly on what most Americans see everyday.

Because of this immense power they wield, it’d therefore be nice if they’d be 100 percent honest about their bias, not that they ever will.

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George Soros Floods Local DA Races With $1.7M in Philadelphia

Liberal billionaire George Soros gave nearly $1.7 million to a political action committee run by his longtime treasurer to aid a Democrat who is running for the district attorney position in Philadelphia, Pa., the latest in a series of such expenditures.

Soros has generously funded a number of district attorney races throughout the United States in recent years via political action committees that tend to shut down after each election.

Soros cut a $1,450,000 check on April 28 to the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC, a super political action committee established on May 5 that lists its address at the D.C. office of the Perkins Coie law firm. Whitney Tymas, who has been involved with a number of Soros PACs, is listed as the PAC’s operator, records show. The PAC’s purpose is to back progressive attorney Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for district attorney in Philadelphia.

Soros made a second donation to the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC on May 23 for $214,000, bringing the total amount that he has pushed into the Philadelphia district attorney race to nearly $1.7 million dollars. This is the first time a super PAC has supported a candidate for district attorney in the city.

Beth Grossman, a prosecutor who is the Republican nominee for district attorney in Philadelphia, said it is disturbing that Soros, an outsider who "knows nothing" about public safety issues in the city, is throwing massive amounts of money behind her "far-left" opponent.

"What really disturbs me is I feel like he’s an outside individual who knows nothing about Philadelphia and it’s specific public safety issues or whatever public safety crisis it’s facing comes in with his agenda and backs a far-left candidate who has never prosecuted a criminal case in his 30 year career as a criminal defense attorney," Grossman told the Washington Free Beacon. "Everyone is entitled to the best defense that they can get, but this individual, my opponent, has also sued the Philadelphia police department in the city over 75 times and he dislikes law enforcement."

Grossman went on to say that the role of the district attorney’s office is to enforce laws and not to conduct a "grand social experiment."

"So you have that kind of agenda along with George Soros, and suddenly—the role of the DA’s office is not to conduct a grand social experiment, it is to enforce the laws of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania justly and fairly, and to protect the constitutional rights of everybody: victims, witnesses, as well as those accused of crime."

Grossman added that that she does not want her city to turn into Baltimore or Chicago if her opponent were to be elected.

"He [Soros] blows into town—he dumps millions of dollars into this. There are volunteers—I don’t know whether he pays them or where they come from—who come in and try to get people to the polls and pass out literature, and then they leave town. I have concerns, if he gets elected, my opponent, I don’t want us to turn into a Baltimore," said Grossman. "I don’t want us to turn into a Chicago. It’s really disturbing—we have one of the finest public defenders offices in the country, we don’t need two."

The Philadelphia Justice & Pubic Safety PAC also reported nearly $50,000 in "unpaid dues" in mid-June to the Justice & Public Safety PAC, a committee that is also registered at the D.C. law offices of Perkins Coie. Wymas, the Philadelphia PAC’s operator, is listed as the treasurer of the Justice & Public Safety PAC, according to its records.

Krasner’s campaign did not return a request for comment.

Soros has flooded district attorney races in a number of states with funds. The deep-pocketed liberal donor has pushed millions into district attorney races in Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico.

Soros single-handedly funded a super PAC in Ohio last year that supported Democratic prosecutors in the state. The committee refunded Soros the remaining money after the election and then shut down.

A message sent to Soros’s foundation asking about his practices of financing district attorney races was not returned by press time.

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Watch: Man Asks Pastor About C-Ville, Gets Answer Every American Needs to Hear

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When asked during a recent Q&A for a biblical interpretation of the events that transpired earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists duked it out with violent leftist thugs, and one young woman died, pastor John F. MacArthur replied with the truth.

All the current drama and turmoil in society — from the increased media attention on white supremacist groups to the rise of frequent anti-cop, anti-Confederate, anti-you name it protests and riots — has little to do with racism, bigotry, slavery and whatever else, MacAruther said, but rather with a breakdown in basic Christian family values.

“(Y)ou have a whole generation of young people that have been taught a twisted perverted inverted upside down and backwards moral law … And the dominant part of this new morality is, ‘I’m the most important person in the world, it’s all about me.’”

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And the increasingly disturbing acts we see happening around us are merely manifestations of this evil, said MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

“And we have only begun to see it once it’s unleashed,” he said. “And it’s going to start coming in all kinds of forms because of the breakdown of moral law, the breakdown of the conscience, the breakdown of the family, and because of the incessant assaults on governing authorities.”

Take the newfound attention being given to white supremacist groups.

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“No one tolerates white supremacists,” MacArthur rightly noted, the point being that the society-wide racism and bigotry of the Jim Crow era is long gone. And he would know. He saw that racism and bigotry firsthand.

“I was in the room — when Martin Luther King was assassinated — with those black leaders, and we went to Memphis, and I stood on the blood spots on that motel with those men,” he said. “And I stood in the little bathroom on top of the toilet where James Earl Ray shot him out the window. Those men were my friends; that was my community.”

But those days are in the past. What’s happening now, MacArthur maintained, runs much deeper.

“That’s not what’s going on there in Charlottesville or any of these other demonstrations,” he said. “This is the wretched fallen human heart feeling like it can rise to any level that is not completely controlled.”

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Check out his full response below:

John MacArthur on CharlottesvilleDuring a Q&A this past Sunday evening (8/20), John MacArthur was asked about the recent protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. His answer provided a biblical perspective that has been largely absent from the public discussion about Charlottesville, even in Christian circles. We trust you’ll be encouraged by what he had to say.

Posted by John MacArthur on Thursday, August 24, 2017

What MacArthur said was raw wisdom — the type never seen in media and hated by the left. The fact is there isn’t an epidemic of racism, bigotry and whatever else in America. There’s an epidemic of amorality rooted in the pernicious erosion of basic Christian family values.

And as MacArthur warned at the end: “Get ready, I don’t think it’s going to go away.”

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about pastor John F. MacArthur’s stunning answer.

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