Sen. Tom Cotton: CNN Rigs Democrat TV Debate to Protect ‘Their Party’

CNN executives have rigged the July 30 Democratic debate to protect “their party” from a damaging repeat of the first debates, GOP Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.

“CNN has said they are not going to have hand-raising or yes/no questions,” he told an event organized by the Center for Immigration Studies. “Well, that’s because CNN … understands that the party they represent was embarrassed by the hand-raising questions [in the first debate and] … CNN does not want to do anything to hurt their party,” said the Arkansas Senator. 

Cotton’s jibe was prompted by dramatic moments in the first and second TV debates for the Democrat candidates when nearly all were recorded raising their hands or voices to endorse the decriminalization of illegal migration and the award of free healthcare to illegal migrants.

Cotton’s answer came during a conversation about immigration policy and its damaging impact on ordinary Americans’ ability to earn a decent living.

“The Democrats have lost their mind when it comes to immigration,” Cotton told host Mark Krikorian. He continued:

As the Democrats have become a party focused less on kitchen-table isues, [and] on what matters to working Arkansans, when they are worried about not having enough paycheck to make it to the end of the month, or worried about providing for their kids’ braces or their education. They just have focused a lot more on questions about race, gender, sex, identity. For them, it has become [more] of a question about identity than a question about economics and security …

You know, if you’re rich, if you’re a rich lobbyist and you live in Bethesda, or if you are a rich ex-president and you live in Chappaqua outside New York, you know, mass migration is a pretty good bargain for you.

Immigrants are not coming here to take your job as a lobbyist, or take your job giving $200,000 speeches, so you don’t have to worry about the impact it has on your local economy. You’re not sitting in an emergency room waiting to get healthcare, not being able to see a doctor, and in the meantime, it drives down the price of al the personal services that you depend on in fields where you have a lot of immigrants working, like childcare, and housecleaning, landscaping, manicures, and pedicures, [or] new fusion restaurants as well. So the story in Bethesda and Chappaqua and Los Angeles and Silicon Valley of mass migration, is a pretty unalloyed good. But if you’re in rural Arkansas or along the border in Texas or in manufacturing communities in the upper Midwest, it is the opposite story. But the Democratic Party largely represents those elites on the coast now. They don’t represent a lot of hard-working communities across the country.

Immigration Numbers

Each year, roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after graduating from high school or university. This total includes roughly 800,000 Americans who graduate with skilled degrees in business or healthcare, engineering or science, software or statistics.

But the federal government then imports about 1.1 million legal immigrants and refreshes a resident population of roughly 1.5 million white-collar visa workers — including approximately 1 million H-1B workers and spouses —plus roughly 500,000 blue-collar visa workers.

The government also prints out more than one million work permits for foreigners, tolerates about eight million illegal workers, and does not punish companies for employing the hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants who sneak across the border or overstay their legal visas each year.

This policy of inflating the labor supply boosts economic growth for investors because it transfers wages to investors and ensures that employers do not have to compete for American workers by offering higher wages and better working conditions.

This policy of flooding the market with cheap, foreign, white-collar graduates and blue-collar labor also shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors, even as it also widens wealth gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, and hurts children’s schools and college educations.

The cheap-labor economic strategy also pushes Americans away from high-tech careers and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions. The labor policy also moves business investment and wealth from the heartland to the coastal citiesexplodes rents and housing costsshrivels real estate values in the Midwest, and rewards investors for creating low-tech, labor-intensive workplaces.

“If there is a growing flood of foreign labor, the American middle class is no longer going to exist, and Republicans will not have a constituency,” said Hilarie Gamm, a co-cofounder of the American Workers Coalition.

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MORE LIES: Liberal Media Runs Story About Seesaws on Border Wall that Allow Children in US and Mexico to Play Together — Close-Up Shot Shows THEY’RE ALL ADULTS

NBC News ran a lovely story about how a liberal architect was able to build seesaws on the border that allow children from Mexico to play with children from the US.

How sweet.

It was a plug for open borders.

But when you look at a closeup they’re all adult liberal activists on the seesaws.

This is the type of BS the liberal mainstream media continuously pushes on the American public.

Here’s more video from Reuters.

Via Jack Posobiec.

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Where did the $16 Billion in US Grants Given to Baltimore in 2018 Disappear to?

The city of Baltimore received $16 billion in grants in 2018!  The city is a dump.  Where did the money go?  Does Representative Cummings know?

Great thread here covering the Baltimore mess the Democrats are facing –

The Democrat Baltimore mayor’s home and office was raided in April –

The Democrat mayor resigned –

Seven locations in all related to the Baltimore mayor were raided –

She made money on a children’s book?

Was it a best seller?

What more is coming this week?

Waiting, patiently waiting!

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U.S. Soccer Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ Showing Women’s Team Actually LOST Millions Yet Was Still Paid More Than Men’s Team

The President of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) released a “fact sheet” Monday night alleging that, contrary to claims made as part of a lawsuit, the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) actually lost the federation millions of dollars. Despite this, the president claimed, women soccer players still out-earned their male counterparts.

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Media Completely Ignore Ilhan Omar Endorsing Violence Against a Senator

Did I just imagine things yesterday, or did Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) not endorse a tweet mocking violence against a Republican senator and saying it was "no wonder" it happened? I ask because I distinctly remember writing about it, and seeing it appear on other conservative websites. I can’t seem to find anything about it on the dozens of mainstream outlets that you’d think would be on top of something like that.

The whole thing got started when Rand Paul publicly offered to pay to send the "ungrateful" Omar back to her native Somalia so she could learn to appreciate the United States. Paul’s comment were unquestionably stupid and offensive, but in patented Squad fashion, Omar responded by upping the stupid factor and retweeting a tweet from Resistance Twitterererer and former actor Tom Arnold.

For those who don’t recall, Paul was hospitalized in 2017 after being attacked from behind by a disgruntled neighbor. The senator suffered six broken ribs and suffered lung damage which later led to a bout of pneumonia that effectively sidelined him from his congressional duties. His attacker was sentenced to 30 days in prison, and was ordered by a jury to pay Paul $500,000 for the substantial physical and emotional trauma. Hilarious!

A key part of Omar’s political narrative revolves around the threats of physical violence she’s faced, and in particular how her critics are responsible for those threats. When Republican Texas Rep. David Crenshaw accused Omar of minimizing the 9/11 attacks with her much-parsed "some people did something" comments, that was "dangerous incitement" according to her. When Trump cut a video attacking the same remarks and splicing in 9/11 footage, other Democrats picked up the slack; presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said he was "inciting violence." Her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT) called it "dangerous." Not to be outdone, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) compared Omar to Holocaust victims and said "[Ilhan’s] life is in danger."

Omar can’t have it both ways. You can’t insist that the merely harsh, unfair, bigoted, etc. criticism you face is "incitement to violence," but then give your stamp of approval to comments that actually make direct reference to and delight in violence against your enemies. For the hypocrisy angle alone, Omar’s comments were newsworthy.

I expected muted mainstream media coverage of Omar’s retweet. What I didn’t expect was almost literally zero coverage. Per a Google search, outside of explicitly conservative and libertarian outlets, the Omar retweet was covered by Mediaite (which features both conservative and liberal writers), Newsweek (formerly a mainstream media outlet, now more of a bankrupt clickbait factory), and as I was writing this piece, by Paul’s hometown paper, the Louisville Courier Journal. That’s it. The mainstream media seem to have deigned that one member of Congress laughing it up about another being assaulted and hospitalized is neither newsworthy nor controversial!

Well, that isn’t entirely true. The Washington Post mentioned the retweet in a brief aside in a larger piece on Paul’s comments to Omar.

"On Sunday, after reports of Paul’s comments began to circulate widely, Omar retweeted a post by comedian Tom Arnold appearing to make light of a 2017 incident in which the Kentucky Republican was assaulted by a neighbor. The retweet sparked outrage among conservatives, including the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr."

"Congresswoman Ilhan Omar retweeting calls for political violence against @randpaul," Trump Jr. said in a tweet. "I’m not surprised, and look forward to the forthcoming silence from the media on the issue."

I suppose that Trump Jr. quote is supposed to be some great gotcha, because of course, here’s a media outlet covering it. But he was basically right. Every other mainstream media outlet remained silent about the retweet, and the reporter only brought it up in the course of attacking Paul from the viewpoint that his comments were an outrage but Omar’s were just a sideshow that only conservatives cared about.

The saddest thing here isn’t the "conservatives pounce" framing, it’s that the Post‘s summary is basically accurate. A member of Congress mocked the physical assault of another member, and only conservatives recognized that was outrageous. That liberals ignored the jab was sad. That the media ignored it is a dereliction of duty.

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Iraq War Veteran to Challenge Rep. Omar for Congressional Seat in 2020

An Iraq war veteran in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has decided to challenge Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in 2020 for her seat in the state’s 5th Congressional District.

Chris Kelley, who served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and is also a 20-year-veteran of the Minneapolis Police Force, said Omar’s comments about the September 11th tragedy convinced him he needed to run for public office.

“September 11 was a terrible loss of life, not just for police officers and firefighters and other first responders, but 3,000 people and non-combatants died, and to be dismissive of that was an outrage,” Kelley said. “I could sit and complain or I could do something about it.”

The veteran, who plans to run as an independent, said he believes he can be a force for good in his community.

“And I believe I can be a positive voice in standing up for people in our country, and for our first responders and the people every day on the frontlines,” he commented.

Reports state Kelley officially launched his campaign to win the endorsement of the Independent Party in the 5th Congressional District on Monday.

He told reporters his years of public service qualify him to represent the voice of the people.

“I have spent my entire adult life in public service; I know it, I feel it, I live it every day. CD 5 needs the voice of a worker who gets all people, not just some,” Kelley said.

The veteran said his experience as a law enforcement officer will help him listen to community members and better address their needs.

He commented:

I won’t be bringing in controversy and scandal. I will be bringing firsthand knowledge of the things that I know are going on in the community as an officer. I see a lot every day – the homelessness, the opioid crisis; I want to bring these things to the forefront and put some ideas on the table on how to deal with them. I want to do anything I can to make people’s lives better; I just want to sit and listen to people and make some positive change.

On July 23, Breitbart News reported that President Trump said Omar’s anti-semitic remarks would help him win the state of Minnesota in 2020.

“In 2016 I almost won Minnesota,” the president wrote on Twitter. “In 2020, because of America hating anti-Semite Rep. Omar, & the fact that Minnesota is having its best economic year ever, I will win the State!”

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