In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. In fact, kidnappings and other crimes connected to the Mexican drug cartels are quickly spreading across the border, from Texas to California. The majority of the victims are either illegal aliens or connected to the drug trade. ED STRAKER
President Trump on Wednesday congratulated Mitt Romney on winning the Republican nomination in Utah’s Senate race by a wide margin, telling the former Massachusetts governor that he looks “forward to working together.”
“Big and conclusive win by Mitt Romney. Congratulations! I look forward to working together - there is so much good to do. A great and loving family will be coming to D.C.” Trump tweeted.
Romney, who won the primary with 71 percent of the vote, vowed to “make sure that the example I set as a leader is consistent with the values of our state and the great founding values of the United States of America” in Washington.
The former GOP presidential nominee has been a vocal critic of President Trump at times, issuing a blistering critique of Trump during the 2016 campaign. Though he’s softened his rhetoric since then, he promised voters he would not toe the party line, explaining in an op-ed that he will continue to speak out against the president when he disagrees with him.
"I have and will continue to speak out when the president says or does something which is divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions. I do not make this a daily commentary; I express contrary views only when I believe it is a matter of substantial significance.
"People ask me why I feel compelled to express my disagreements with the president. I believe that when you are known as a member of a “team,” and the captain says or does something you feel is morally wrong, if you stay silent you tacitly assent to the captain’s posture," he said.
Romney faces Democratic challenger Jenny Wilson in November's general election to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.
WAR PROFITEER AND CLOSET REPUBLICAN SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, KAMALA HARRIS, and NANCY PELOSI PARTNER WITH MEXICO AND TRUMP FOR WIDER OPEN BORDERS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED.
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in 2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were illegal aliens. Granted, those statistics are old, but if you talk to any California law enforcement officer, they will tell you it’s much worse today.
Jacques Mallet Du Pan, the 18th Century journalist who chronicled the French Revolution, famously warned that, “Like Saturn, the Revolution devours its children.”
Mallet Du Pan’s admonition should be particularly relevant to current Democratic officeholders. On Tuesday, New York Congressman Joe Crowley became the latest prominent Democrat to be devoured by his party’s radical immigration stances. If there was a more vocal advocate for amnesty and mass immigration, and a more adamant opponent of immigration enforcement than Crowley, it was not for lack of effort on his part.
Notwithstanding his relentless efforts in the cause of open immigration, Crowley went down to defeat in Tuesday’s primary election at the hands of an even more radical 28-year-old self-described Democratic-Socialist political neophyte, who a year ago was waiting tables. In her successful challenge, Alexandria Ocasio-Corte, blasted Crowley for not going far enough in his commitment to unrestricted immigration, including the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Crowley merely called the agency “fascistic,” and avocated for putting ICE “back on its leash.”
Ocasio-Corte made note of the fact that New York’s 14th Congressional District, covering parts of Queens and The Bronx, has undergone significant demographic changes since Crowley was first elected in 1998. About half of all district residents are now immigrants – a significant number of whom are illegal aliens, or members of mixed status families.
As a profile of Ocasio-Corte in In These Times observed, her challenge to the powerful 56-year-old Chairman of the House Democratic caucus is emblematic of a nationwide move to push out the old-guard party leadership and replace them with people who represent the party’s far-left base.
Crowley is not the first old-guard immigration enthusiast to be devoured by the mass immigration revolution he led. Long-time California Congressman Howard Berman, who used his seat on the Judiciary Committee to push relentlessly for ever-more immigration, was similarly dismissed by a constituency that was radically transformed through mass immigration.
The Democratic Party establishment has been playing with fire on immigration. The massive influx of immigrants – about half of whom rely on means-tested public assistance programs – does result in more Democratic voters. It does not necessarily benefit the Democrats who have fostered mass immigration. And, as the party gets driven inexorably toward Democratic Socialism by a growing base of government-dependent voters, many more establishment Democrats are likely to find themselves devoured by the Revolution.
WashPost: ‘Tribal Identities’ Replace Ideology in Democrats’ Primaries
The Democratic Party’s activists are picking candidates based on their racial, sexual, and cultural tribes instead of their ideology, the Washington Post admits.
In a June 26 New York primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, by appealing to voters’ “tribal identities of class, age, gender and ethnicity,” not their ideology, said the Post‘s article.
The article is headlined “The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate,” and it continues:
… Democratic voters are increasingly embracing diversity as a way to realize the change they seek in the country.
Given an option, Democratic voters have been picking women, racial minorities, and gay men and lesbians in races around the country at historic rates, often at the expense of the white male candidates who in past years typified the party’s offerings.
The “tribal trend,” said the Post, is driven by “the party’s growing dependence on female and minority voters,” and it has sidelined the expected ideological disputes between left and far-left candidates:
“The ideological part is only a very small piece. There is something deeper going on,” said Simon Rosenberg, a strategist at the New Democratic Network. “In this new social media age of politics, compelling, authentic candidates who can tell positive stories about themselves are succeeding over lifer politicians.”
The paper notes the very different divides in the GOP, where rival candidates champion and compromise rival ideological viewpoints, largely independent of their personal stories, race, sex, origin or lineage:
The closest analog to Crowley’s downfall was Dave Brat’s unexpected 2014 Virginia primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a Republican leader seen by many as a future House speaker. But that race, between two white men of similar age and background, hinged on the conservative [ideological] dispute over immigration and a determination by voters to upset the ways of Washington.
Unlike tribal Democrats who organize themselves into semi-fixed identity groups, the conservative GOP conserves the classical intellectual ideals built into the U.S. Constitution, and which aspires to help all people compromise on their voluntary political differences, regardless of color, sex, creed or tribe. According to the libertarian Mises Institute:
“Classical liberalism” is the term used to designate the ideology advocating private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade. Up until around 1900, this ideology was generally known simply as liberalism …
[Recent U.S.-style] social liberalism deviates fundamentally … it denies the self-regulatory capacity of society: the state is called on to redress social imbalance in increasingly ramified ways.
The Post article does not clearly define “diversity,” even though it uses the term four times. For example, it says “Democrats generally place a far higher value on racial, ethnic and national diversity than Republicans.”
That sentence contradicts the rest of the article because it suggests Democratic voters want a variety of candidates — regardless of the candidates’ actual identities, views, and ideologies. But the rest of the article shows that Democratic voters oppose a wide variety of candidates and instead favor candidates who match their narrow and semi-fixed tribal identity as feminists, Latinos, blacks, “transgenders,” gays, etc.
The Post’s authors may be using the “diversity” word to describe two political extremes — the progressives’ preference for government-imposed civic variety and the Democrats’ various grass-roots, semi-permanent, “tribal” identities.
The progressive, elite-socialist ideology of “diversity” uses government to impose variety on settled, coherent communities with the goal of fragmenting political resistance to progressives’ centralized power. This form of divide-and-rule diversity is aided by the business-backed importation of migrants from incongruous cultures, such as Somalia and El Salvador, Islam and Christianity, or Indian universities and Central American farms.
U.S. conservatives oppose the centralized variety of “diversity” and the grass-roots variety of semi-fixed tribalism.
Conservatives instead favor a small-government ideal which allows a shifting mix of personal freedoms and voluntary affiliations. They expect people — regardless of race, class, sex or birthplace — to organize themselves and their ideas to meet their own needs, be it a local soccer league or a new political party, a pool party for youths or safe suburbia for families, or high-tech development and low-tech welfare.
We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Pictured: Albertville “Miss Chick” 1954.
“Open border advocates, such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, claim illegal aliens are a net benefit to California with little evidence to support such an assertion. As the CIS has documented, the vast majority of illegals are poor, uneducated, and with few skills. How does accepting millions of illegal aliens and then granting them access to dozens of welfare programs benefit California’s economy? If illegals were contributing to the economy in any meaningful way, CA, with its 2.6 million illegals, would be booming.” STEVE BALDWIN – AMERICAN SPECTATOR
Trump promises Wall Street, the Plundering U.S. Chamber of Corporate Fascist, Mexico and voting illegals:
NO (real) WALL, NO E-VERIFY, CONTINUED NON-ENFORCEMENT, OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE TO HEAD DHS….
But isn’t that already the La Raza Supremacy Democrat’s agenda???
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Wednesday that her San Francisco Congressional District is so liberal that progressive constituents refer to her as a “corporate pawn.”
Pelosi made her remarks after reporters asked her about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shocking upset of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) on Tuesday evening and whether Democratic Socialism is ascendant in her party.
“It’s ascendant in that district perhaps. But I don’t accept any characterization of our party presented by the Republicans. So let me reject that right now,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi, known for her ability to raise money like nobody else on the left in Congress, added of Republicans: “They spend tens of millions of dollars characterizing me as this left-wing person where in my District they call me a corporate pawn because my district is so progressive.”
Crowley outspent Ocasio-Cortez ten to one, but Ocasio-Cortez’s used Crowley’s corporate contributions against him, making the race about the people in her district versus Crowley’s corporate donors.
“This race is about people versus money. We’ve got people. They’ve got money,” Ocasio-Cortez said in her viral campaign commercial. “It’s time that a Democrat who takes corporate money, profits off foreclosure, doesn’t live here, doesn’t send his kids to our schools, doesn’t drink our water, or breathe our air cannot possibly represent us.”
THE PLUNDERING BARONESS PELOSI:
Nancy Pelosi triples her loot since the banksters nearly destroyed America’s economy and demands endless hordes of illegals to keep wages depressed!