Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of civil disobedience today is the illegal presence of between 12 million and 20 million immigrants who broke into our country or are breaking the law by being here after their visas expired. PAT BUCHANAN
KAMALA HARRIS: CORRUPT GLOBALIST DEMOCRAT FOR WIDER OPEN BORDERS AND EXPANDED MEX WELFARE STATE ON LEGALS' BACKS!
The establishment’s economic policy of using legal and illegal migration to boost economic growth shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors by flooding the market with cheap white collar and blue collar foreign labor.
That annual flood of roughly one million legal immigrants — as well as visa workers and illegal immigrants — spikes profits and Wall Street values by shrinking salaries for 150 million blue-collar and white-collar employees and especially wages for the four million young Americans who join the labor force each year.
The cheap labor policy widens wealth gaps, reduces high tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high tech careers, and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.
Immigration also steers investment and wealth away from towns in Heartland states because coastal investors can more easily hire and supervise the large immigrant populations who prefer to live in coastal cities. In turn, that coastal investment flow drives up coastal real estate prices and pushes poor U.S. Americans, including Latinos and blacks, out of prosperous cities such as Berkeley and Oakland, California.
MOST CALIFORNIANS CAN'T SAY KAMALA HARRIS WOULD MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT
"Democracy Dies in California" is the usual saying for the socialist one-party state with the most rigged election and single party rule outside Cuba or Venezuela.
And so that meant Kamala Harris couldn't have lost her Senate race. She barely had to run.
But California voters may have passively elected her, but no one is all that certain that she has what it takes to run the country into the ground.
On the heels of a high-profile White House campaign launch that cemented Kamala Harris‘ position as a top-tier 2020 contender, a new poll shows voters in her home state are divided on whether she would make a good president.
Forty percent of voters in overwhelmingly Democratic California say the first-term senator would make a good president, and 38 percent say she would not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
That's quite an endorsement.
A majority of Californians polled can't even say Harris would make a good president. And that's in her own state.
Watch: Kamala Harris Shakes Head After Trump Calls for Stopping Drug Cartels, Human Trafficking
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) shook her head after President Donald Trump called for putting illegal drug cartels and human traffickers out of business at his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.
President Trump had specifically called for the United States to commit to ending illegal immigration, as well as put coyotes, drug cartels, and human smugglers “out of business.” While others responded by standing and giving applause, Sen. Kamala Harris pursed her lips and shook her head in response to the president’s call to action.
“Now, Republicans and Democrats must join forces again to confront an urgent national crisis,” said President Trump, “Congress has ten days left to pass a bill that will fund our government, protect our homeland, and secure are very dangerous southern border.”
“Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business,” continued the president.
Sen. Harris had recently announced her 2020 presidential bid, which was then followed up with a call to eliminate private health insurance, an issue that appears to be Sen. Harris’ more immediate priority, rather than securing the United States’ border.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared Monday that she will run for President of the United States.
She is already drawing comparisons to Barack Obama, who once praised her good looks. Like him, she is a left-wing first-term U.S. Senator with little experience and few accomplishments in office. Harris, who declared on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, also has a diverse background, and is the first woman of color to be a top presidential contender.
Here are seven other key facts about her:
1. Kamala Harris’s career received a boost from a patronage job in dubious circumstances.In 1994, then-outgoing Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) appointed Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. The Los Angeles Timesreported: “Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend.” (Brown was marriedbut separated.)
2. Kamala Harris barely won her first race for California Attorney General in 2010. As in many of the 2018 congressional races in California, Harris won despite losing on Election Night: “Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley had declared victory on election night, only to see the race flip-flop between the two candidates in the coming days as counties around the state continued to tally mail-in and provisional ballots,” SFGate.com reported.
3. Kamala Harris was accused of using her state office to attack political enemies and reward friends. Harris was sued by conservative groups for forcing them to disclose donor information that the IRS allows them to keep confidential. She was also sued by a healthcare company that claimed she imposed undue restrictions when it tried to buy another company because she wanted to help her ally, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
4. Kamala Harris was criticized for financial mismanagement during her 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. In 2015, the Sacramento Beereported that Harris’s campaign had a “spending problem,” and was “burning through campaign cash nearly as rapidly as she raises it.” She won the general election against Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) after sewing up the support of the Democratic establishment, including then-President Barack Obama.
5. Kamala Harris has been the star of viral video confrontations, but has done little else in Washington. In committee hearings in the Senate, she has a habit of badgering witnesses — then claiming, when stopped, that male, Republican Senators are trying to silence her, and raising money off the resulting outrage. She tripped herself up in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, falsely claiming that he wanted to take birth control away from women.
6. Kamala Harris faces new questions about a close aide who settled a $400,000 harassment lawsuit. Despite posturing as a champion for women, Harris claimed that she did not know about a major settlement when she was California Attorney General in which one of her “top deputies,” Larry Wallace, had been accused of “gender harassment.” Harris mentioned Wallace positively in her new book, which she is using to promote her candidacy.
7. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris’s California colleague, prefers another candidate. Feinstein has made clear that her preferred candidate in 2020 would be former Vice President Joe Biden. Feinstein, though lately a target of conservative criticism for her role in the Kavanaugh hearing, is the more moderate of the two, taking pragmatic stances on issues like water and working across the aisle — an approach Harris largely rejects.
murderer, Jose Zarate and been deported 5xs!
"While walking with her father on a pier
in San Francisco in 2015, Steinle was shot by the illegal alien. Steinle
pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed in her father’s
In the last two years, ICE officers made
266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or
convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 s ex crimes, and 4,000 violent k illings.
Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally k illed by those who
illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we
don't act right now.
Here’s how California
surrendered to Mexico… OR WAS HANDED TO MEXICO BY NANCY PELOSI, DIANNE FEINSTEIN,
KAMALA HARRIS and GAVIN NEWSOM!
“It’s almost impossible
to get convicted in this city,” said [Sgt. Kevin] Healy, who works in the
Police Department’s narcotics division. “The message needs to be sent that
it’s not OK to be selling drugs. It’s not allowed anywhere else. Where else can
you walk up to someone you don’t know and purchase crack and heroin?
Is there such a place?”…
Police say drug dealers
from the East Bay ride BART into San Francisco every day to prey on the
addicts slumped on our sidewalks, and yet the city that claims to
so desperately want to help those addicts often looks the other way.
murderer, Jose Zarate and been deported 5xs!
"While walking with her father on a pier
in San Francisco in 2015, Steinle was shot by the illegal alien. Steinle
pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed in her father’s
to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s
2017 report, illegal
immigrants, and their children, cost American taxpayers a net $116 billion
annually -- roughly $7,000 per alien annually. While high, this number is not
an outlier: a recent study by the Heritage Foundation found that low-skilled immigrants
(including those here illegally) cost Americans trillions over the course of their
lifetimes, and a study from the National Economics Editorial found that illegal immigration
costs America over $140 billion annually. As it stands, illegal immigrants are
a massive burden on American taxpayers.
The Moral Inconsistency of Progressive Presidential Contender Kamala
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
has already declared herself to be a presidential aspirant in the upcoming 2020
elections, among the dozens of other Democrats who are mulling over whether or
not to run.
Many readers will know that
Harris wants to be a progressive darling of the party, and has gone on record
as being morally opposed to the border wall, comparing Immigration and Customs
Enforcement to the KKK, and expressing her dismay at the separation of alien
parents from their children when they cross the border illegally.
She went so far as to declare
that the Trump administration's actions constitute a "crime against humanity" —
a declaration that grates in the ears when one thinks of real crimes against
humanity, such as the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, the Rwandan genocide,
the mass murder in Srebrenica, and even the wanton, murderous barbarity of ISIS
in every area which it has held.
But having announced her
candidacy, Harris now finds she is subject to the same kind of close scrutiny
that she is so fond of according others, and her star is perhaps not shining
quite so brightly.
Jim Geraghty at National
Review Online, among others, has discussed a Twitter feed including a video of
Harris discussing a policy she adopted as a chief prosecutor in California
that jailed the parents of truant children.
Yes, that's right, the parents. (Interestingly, when you click the hotlink
inside Geraghty's article to the Twitter feed showing the video, it now says
"Account suspended." One wonders why. Is Twitter helping Harris
squelch the unexpected and unwanted focus?)
So, to recap: Harris endorsed
a policy of locking up the parents of truant children — many of whom were
undoubtedly difficult-to-manage rebellious teens that neither the parents nor
the school district could manage — but somehow finds no fault in an alien
parent who drags his or her infant or toddler, or eight or 10 year old, 1,700
miles across difficult terrain of jungle and then desert, exposes them to
poisonous insects and reptiles, as well as predatory animals and humans,
including smugglers who are as likely to physically or sexually assault as to
help, just so that the parent has a "get out of jail free" card when
they arrive at and illegally cross the U.S. southern border.
Does anyone else see a
problem with moral consistency and a whiff of hypocrisy here?
With' DACA Kids/Parents, But No Wall 'Under Any Circumstances'
Harris (D-Calif.), a newly minted presidential candidate, participates in a CNN
town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo: Screen capture/CNN)
- Following a rousing defense of legal status for DACA recipients and their
parents, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told CNN Monday night that she would not
be willing to give them permanent legal status if it means giving President
Donald Trump money for his border wall.
Tapper asked Harris, "Would you be willing to vote for some border
security money, wall money, barrier money to give permanent protection to DACA
children, DACA young people like Cecilia? Would you be willing to make that
me be very clear," Harris said.
not going to vote for a wall under any circumstances, and I do support border
security, and if we want to talk about that, let's do that. And let's talk
about what really accomplishes border security, which is let's upgrade the
technology. Let's look at the fact that the folks who are working on border
security on the ground know that they need upgraded infrastructure, around
things like drones, and they need cameras. So, yes, I'm all for increased
border security where we need it.
am not for a wall. And let me just tell you something. So here's the thing. I
have worked on this issue on both sides. I have worked on this issue including
being a prosecutor, who went after transnational criminal organizations. And
let me tell you something. I'm talking about organizations that, for profit,
engaged in the trafficking of guns, drugs, and human beings. That wall ain't
going to stop them. Let's be clear about that.
be clear about the fact that --let me tell you. I have been to the border. I
have seen the tunnels. I have seen photographs of tunnels that had already been
demolished with walls as smooth as the walls here, tunnels lined with
air-conditioning and lighting because this is the level of sophistication that
is going on with people who are trafficking in guns, drugs, and human beings
They're going underground,
through tunnels. They've got boats. They've got drones. They're not jumping
over walls. So the idea that we're going to sell this thing to the American
public and require the taxpayers of our country to pay $5 billion for something
that will not deliver what he is suggesting we need is ridiculous, and I will
not support it.
earlier, a DACA recipient named Cecilia told Harris she's tired of being used
as a "bargaining chip." She said she's worried about the future of
herself and other DACA recipients, as well as the possible deportation of the
parents who brought them to the U.S. as young children.
solutions do you see to help protect the parents of DACA recipients or those
for which there is no clear path to citizenship?" Cecilia asked Harris.
used her response to Cecilia to criticize the Trump administration for breaking
a promise made to them "in writing."
Barack Obama's Homeland Security Department -- not Congress -- established
DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with a memorandum. Yet the
courts have blocked the Trump Administration from overturning Obama's executive
action with an order of its own.)
have had serious concerns about the fact that they are refusing to keep
America's promise to you and everyone who went through that process. And it is
wrong, and it also is contrary to who we said we were," Harris told
senator noted that all DACA recipients have been vetted to see if they are
living a "productive life" and are worthy of deferred deportation:
we promised them. And it is in writing. If you give us this information about
who you are, we will not share it with I.C.E., and we will not use that as a
basis for deporting you. We promised you that.
this administration came in and broke that promise. Broke that promise. And so
what we have is bad role modeling, not to mention the fact that we have
hundreds and thousands of young people like you who are presenting us with the
promise of America and have to live in fear every day that you might be
deported because an administration came in and broke America's promise to you.
And it is wrong.
on your point about parents, it is wrong, and you are exactly right, for this
administration to then trade the idea that, okay, well, maybe we'll let the
kids stay but not their parents. So yet again we have an example of this
administration willing to separate children from their parents, which is
inhumane and contrary to who we are and the values we hold as Americans.
And so I will say to you that I
stand with you. There are so many who do, and we should not be trading on your
life for the sake of the political games that this president is playing in
trying to vilify young people like you, who are doing nothing except being
productive and believing in and living the American dream.
audience applauded enthusiastically, even though Harris never once mentioned
that Congress could solve the problem legislatively.
Mom: Kamala Harris’ Staff Threatened to Call Capitol Police When Angel Families
Visited Her Office
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Angel Mom Maureen Maloney, the vice president
of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), says Sen. Kamala
Harris (D-CA)’s staff threatened to call Capitol Police when Angel Families
visited her Senate office in Washington, DC, this month.
Maloney — whose 23 years-old son,
Matthew Denice, was
killed in August 2011 by an illegal
alien who ran over him while drunk driving without a license — told SiriusXM
Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight that
the staff of Democrat 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris threatened
to call Capitol Police when Angel Families visited the
offices of prominent House and Senate Democrats to discuss illegal alien crime.
Meanwhile, Maloney told Breitbart
News Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that Harris makes
it known that illegal aliens are welcome in her office.
“So we went past her office about
two weeks ago, we were in D.C. to see … Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, and
Kamala Harris, in front of her office, has a big welcome sign in Spanish that
says ‘Dreamers Are Welcome,'” Maloney said.
MANSOUR: Were you welcome?
MALONEY: No, in fact two of the people I was with, they threatened to
call Capitol Police on them if they didn’t leave.
MANSOUR: Kamala Harris’ staff threatened to call the police on you?
to Maloney’s full interview here:
In her 2020 presidential campaign
kickoff speech in Oakland, California, Harris portrayedherself as an advocate for crime victims and
thanked illegal aliens for visiting lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
You see, in our system of justice,
we believe that harm against any one of us is harm against all of us. That’s
why when we file a case, it’s not filed in the name of the victim. It reads,
“The People.” This is a point I have often explained to console and counsel survivors of crime,
people who faced great harm. Often at the hands of someone they trust – be it a
relative or a bank or a big corporation. I would remind them. You are not
invisible. We all stand together. [Emphasis added]
During the health care fight, I saw
parents and children with grave illnesses walk the halls of the United States
Congress, families who had traveled across the country at incredible
sacrifice. They came to our nation’s
capital believing that if their stories were heard, and if they were seen,
their leaders would do the right thing. I saw the same thing with our Dreamers.
They came by the thousands. By plane, train, and
automobile. I’m sure they were sleeping ten-deep on someone’s living room
floor. [Emphasis added]
Maloney said it is illegal aliens
who have the upper hand against their American victims, not only when it comes
to trying to speak with lawmakers, but also in the court system.
“Illegal aliens are treated with
such leniency compared to American citizens. It’s really sickening what
goes on in the courts,” Maloney said.
Harris and other elected Democrat
lawmakers are “absolutely not” working on behalf of illegal alien crime
victims, Maloney said, noting that she and other Angel Families have been
unable to meet with Democrats about the immigration issue for years.
“My senators up here, Sen. Markey
and Sen. Warren, I’ve tried for years to get an appointment to meet with them.
They’re unable to meet with people here in Massachusetts and down in
Washington,” Maloney said. “When I’ve been down in Washington to meet with
Democrat leaders, they’re not available. Members of AVIAC have been trying to
meet with Nancy Pelosi as long as we’ve been in existence and they’ve made
public pleas to meet with her and she won’t meet with any of us.”
“No, I don’t feel that the Democrats
are representing my family at all,” Maloney said.
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While she’ll talk about a wide array of issues on the campaign
trail and how she believes her qualifications make her the best Democrat to
take on President Trump in 2020, one thing the first-time Senator won’t mention
is her past relationship with former San Francisco mayor and California State
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.
Brown, on the other hand, opened up about their time together
in a short piece posted at the San Francisco Chronicle on
I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my
“relationship” with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that
she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned.
dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by
appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.
Brown went on to talk about other Democrats he’s helped in the
certainly helped with [Harris’s] first race for district attorney in San Francisco.
I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin
Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.
Well, he went there,
so we’ll go there, too.
Brown did indeed date Harris – who is 30 years younger than
him – for a period of time between 1995 and early 1996, and yes – he
“influenced” her career in a big way:
In 1995, she began dating Brown, then Assembly speaker and one
of the most powerful men in California politics. Brown put Harris on the state
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the California Medical Assistance
Commission, part-time posts that supplemented her prosecutor’s salary with nearly
$100,000 in extra annual pay.
December night Brown was elected mayor, Harris joined him at center stage in a
longshoremen’s union hall and gave him a blue cap that said, “Da Mayor.”
One thing not mentioned in most pieces you’ll read on Brown’s
dating relationship with Harris is that Brown was (and is still) married at the
time (and has been since 1958, to Blanche Vitero, though they are have
reportedly been estranged since 1981). And Harris and
Brown remained political allies even after they split up shortly after his 1996
mayoral inauguration, according to the LA Times.
It’s interesting to see Brown downplay their history, as if to
suggest it was no big deal to give his mistress at the time two cushy appointmentsand a 1994 BMW,
and introductions to valuable political players. And his mention of how he also
helped Pelosi, Newsom, and Feinstein was peculiar when you consider that,
unlike Harris, none of them had had an affair with him.
Harris, for what it’s worth, detests when the subject is
brought up, as she made clear in this 2003 interview with SF Weekly:
acknowledges that Brown is an “albatross hanging around my neck” and fears that
voters who dislike him will ignore her candidacy — even as she dismisses such
an act as irrational. “Would it make sense if you are a Martian coming to Earth
that the litmus test for public office is where a candidate is in their
relationship to Willie Brown?” Harris asks. “Willie Brown is not going to be
around. He’s gone — hello people, move on. If there is corruption, it will be
prosecuted. It’s a no-brainer, but let’s please move on.”
Unfortunately for Harris, he’s not gone, and the man widely
regarded as a kingmaker in California Democratic party politics decided to talk
about her least favorite topic on the eve of her first presidential campaign
Though the affair has long been a well-known fact in
California, it did not hurt her state political ambitions in later years.
However, Harris is now introducing herself to America on a national stage, and
it remains to be seen as to whether Democratic primary voters in other states
will hold her affair with Brown and allegations of cronyism against her.
Willie Brown admits it: Kamala Harris slept her way to the top
Kamala Harris, that vaunted self-righteous
feminist candidate who's using her 'year of the woman' chops to challenge
President Trump in 2020, has a little problem: She slept her way to the top.
You know, the mistress thing, not exactly
moving on up based on hard work or merit, that little advantage of good looks
(President Obama called her the 'best-looking' state attorney general), employed to their optimal
practical use. Her political patron, former
lawyer to pimps, Mayor of San Francisco, and State Assembly Speaker Willie
Brown, admitted he helped her get her political start, writing in his
bloggy San Francisco Chronicle column:
dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by
appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.
certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I
have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom,
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.
Now you know where we get these people
from. Somehow Harris, who was in her late 20s or at
most 30 when she dated the
60-year-old married Brown around 1994 did so because he was just so very
irresistable. Here's how the San Francisco Chronicle reported it on Twitter:
WILLIE BROWN: "I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media
about my 'relationship' with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became
obvious that she was going to run for president. Yes, we dated."https://t.co/xkzR0YhIl0
That of course, was in exchange for certain
kinds of favors. Her rival, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren got her start
playing fake Indian. Kamala went the old fashioned way, sleeping her way
to the top. Democrats have some pool of candidates here in this 'it's our turn'
year of the woman and out to Get Trump offerings.
Willie Brown, of course, was California's
most powerful politician, which might have had something to do with why Harris
was out 'dating' the married man twice her age. And it's interesting because
Brown, a former attorney for pimps in his pre-political days, seems to have a
taste for the kind of women often seen in a positive light by pimps, such
one - who represents Brown's taste in
women. Not that it mattered that he was married, he's always had a girlfriend
in the picture, according to the article. And well, Kamala was one of them.
Other reports say that once Kamala got the
office she wanted from Brown, she dumped him. Brown made a cutesy reference to
Kamala saying she was going to ticket him for jaywalking, which sounds like
overkill, probably the kind of statement someone with a guilty conscience would
make, not wanting anyone to know about how she got her office. What's more,
Harris has kept virtually all references to Brown out of her numerous memoirs
on the market.
Some feminist she is. She slept her way to
the top and now it's out. It's actuallynot
the first time it's been out, but since
it's coming out now so early in the campaign, perhaps it was an inoculation
shot, the way that candidate Donald Trump's team must have released the Melania
Trump nude modelling shots to the New York Post to make it 'old news' so as to
assure it would not become a campaign issue the day before the election.
All the same, it's disgusting, and while
Trump is no angel on the love front, at least he never offered sex for
political favors, either to women or from women. He never cheated on someone's
spouse to get himself some political power the way she did. So now that Harris is presented as a role model and
antidote-to-Trump these days, is she going to encourage all the
little girls out there by saying that getting a politically strong
boyfriend is the way to make it big in politics now? One wonders.
Let's hope she has to answer some
questions about it from the Trump camp in what's sure to be
a pious and hectoring political campaign.
Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie
Brown confirmed Saturday that he had dated Democratic presidential hopeful
Kamala Harris and appointed her to two state jobs — and dismissed the fuss.
As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, “Kamala
Harris’s career received a boost from a patronage job in dubious
circumstances.” In particular:
then-outgoing Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San
Francisco) appointed Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. The Los Angeles Timesreported: “Harris, a former deputy
district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the
Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend.” (Brown was marriedbut separated.)
The problem was not that Brown was dating Harris, but the
apparent nepotism involved in her appointment.
Brown published a short article in
the San Francisco Chronicle this
weekend, “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” In the article, he
acknowledged the facts but not the reasons for the controversy:
Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have
influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was
And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney
in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.
Brown did not — as far as is known — have intimate relationships
with any of the other politicians he named.
He also claimed that Harris told him that she would be
particularly harsh on him once she won election to the office of San Francisco
District Attorney, though it is not clear why that would be relevant to the
questions surrounding her earlier appointments.
were raised among Democratic officials and activists on Jan. 21 when Sen.
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her 2020 presidential nomination bid and
listed Marc Elias as her campaign’s general counsel.
head of the Perkins Coie LLP law firm’s political law practice, is among the
Democratic Party’s top campaign finance experts and a recognized power-player
at the highest levels.
by a veteran Democratic national campaign consultant as “the best in the
business,” Elias could prove to be both an immensely valuable asset to
Harris—and also a huge problem.
plus side, Elias gives Harris’s presidential campaign one of the most
well-connected operatives in American politics and a significant boost early in
what promises to be a heavily populated, intensely competitive primary field.
and his firm currently represent every major Democratic Party committee,
including the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Governors
Association, as well as numerous individual senators and representatives.
was the chief attorney for former Secretary of State John Kerry’s 2004
presidential campaign against President George W. Bush and for the White House
bid of another former chief U.S. diplomat, Hillary Clinton, in 2016.
represented former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in the sharply contested 2008
recount battle, and he has extensive litigation experience in voting rights and
redistricting cases across the country. He also represented former Sen. Bill
Nelson (D-Fla.) in his losing 2018 recount battle.
result, Elias knows everybody who is anybody in Democratic campaigns, including
donors, consultants, good guys to know, and opportunists to avoid at all cost.
the California junior senator’s lack of experience in national politics—barely
two years, as she was first elected to the Senate in 2016—having Elias at hand
will help her avoid costly rookie mistakes in fundraising and opening
influential doors ahead of rivals such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Harris nabbed Elias so early in the 2020 campaign may also send an important
signal to former Vice President Joe Biden, that his path back to the White
House may not be as clear as conventional wisdom suggests.
there is a potentially devastating downside that comes with Elias for Harris,
especially in the event she wins her party’s nomination. He’s at the center of
the biggest political scandal in decades, and not in a good way.
Elias who, as the Clinton campaign’s attorney of record, used campaign funds to
retain the infamous opposition research firm Fusion GPS to compile what became
known as the Steele dossier on President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.
dossier was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, based in part on
information he gleaned from individuals close to Russian intelligence agencies.
being, according to then-FBI Director James Comey, a “salacious and unverified”
document, the Steele dossier was used by the Department of Justice and the
bureau to obtain approval for surveillance of Trump’s campaign.
Elias has the distinction of being both a major player in the Trump/Russia
scandal and an attorney representing another key figure, Clinton campaign
chairman John Podesta, during his interview with Senate Intelligence Committee
also brings baggage that could hurt Harris as a result of his firm’s role in
the DNC’s response to being hacked, allegedly by Russian interests. Instead of
asking the FBI to investigate the hack, DNC officials reportedly relied upon a private cyber-security
company recommended by the Elias firm.
Elias represented Google and Facebook in their 2011 requests to the Federal
Election Commission for an exemption from a requirement that digital political
ads purchased via the two tech giants include disclaimers revealing who paid
got the exemption, but Facebook’s request was never decided and the social
media site didn’t include the disclaimers. The case could be significant since
Russian interests bought $100,000 in ads on Facebook during the 2016 campaign.
told The New York Times the disclaimers wouldn’t have stopped
the Russians, who bought the Facebook ads because “they were willing to break
the law to help Donald Trump.”
who is known, as the L.A. Times says, for her “mix of cold
calculation, relentless fundraising and force of personality” and willingness
to do whatever it takes to win, surely knows all of the upsides and downsides
of having Elias on her team.
upsides are what count now in her quest to secure her party’s nomination for
the Oval Office.
Catholic Advocates Condemn Kamala Harris in Bid for Presidency:
‘Hostility Towards People of Faith’
of an organization that promotes Catholic religious freedom are condemning Sen.
Kamala Harris’s announcement of her bid for the presidency, blasting the
California Democrat’s attacks on people of faith and her support for late-term
Harris has shown she has what it takes to lose a general election,” said
Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor with The
Catholic Association (TCA), in a
joint statement sent to Breitbart News.
continued that Harris “has demonstrated a hostility towards people of faith and
a blatant disregard for First Amendment freedom of religion and association in
her condemnation of the Knights of Columbus, and has voted in favor of inhumane
late term abortion.”
Harris and her Democrat colleague in the Senate, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, attacked U.S. District Court nominee Brian C. Buescher for his membership in the
Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charitable organization. Harris and Hirono
suggested that Buescher be disqualified as a judicial candidate because his
affiliation with the Catholic group would not allow him to fairly judge cases
having to do with the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage.
mentality did not serve Hillary Clinton well in key battleground states like
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan,” Ferguson observed.
Piccioti-Bayer, TCA Foundation legal advisor, said, “Kamala Harris has been
unabashed about attacking the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.”
California’s top law enforcement officer, she sponsored legislation
unconstitutionally targeting not-for-profit pregnancy centers,” she continued.
“And just last week, Harris’ colleagues in the Senate had to rebuke her for
attacking a judicial nominee’s religious affiliation and participation in the
Knights of Columbus. Democratic voters deserve a candidate who respects our
Constitution and doesn’t peddle anti-Catholic bigotry.”
senior fellow with TCA, suggested Harris apologize to the U.S.’s 70 million
Catholics before running for the presidency.
Kamala Harris needs a constitutional refresher before seeking the highest
political office in America,” she added.
Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus told Breitbart News in an
interview that Harris’s and Hirono’s attacks against Buescher’s affiliation
with the Knights was “hurtful to a lot of Catholics.”
really thought that kind of question was behind us with President Kennedy’s
election,” he said, adding:
don’t want to go back there as a nation. And, so we’re just going forward. I
think the overwhelming criticism of her position coming from all types of faith
communities really sent a very clear signal that the Senate just this week
passed without any opposing vote a resolution condemning that … But, I think
people of faith in many different communities understand that that kind of test
is really something outside of the American tradition. Our organization is
based on the principles of charity and unity. So, I, for one, don’t want to
make it a personal thing, but I do think we have to say, “Look, American
democracy is based on the free marketplace of ideas, so let’s go at it.” But to
say, “If your idea is connected to your religious faith, then you can’t talk
about it,” that’s someplace we don’t want to go. That’s a different
Christie, policy advisor with TCA, added, “The President of the United States
has to be able to treat every citizen of this wildly diverse country with the
respect and dignity they deserve.”
Harris has shown her disdain for one of her largest constituencies, people of
faith, through her attack on one of America’s most honorable and long-lived
charitable organizations, the Knights of Columbus,” she continued. “Her lack of
respect for the countless good-hearted Americans who have participated in the
Knights’ charitable projects, painting all of them with ugly suggestions of
intolerance and bigotry, will be a strong mark against her in any presidential
Harris’ Platform Would Bankrupt America As It Nearly Has California
officially tossed her hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic nomination,
California Senator Kamala Harris has trotted out her initial platform to
campaign on. Keep in mind that we’re currently experiencing one of the most
robust economic recoveries in living memory with low taxes, rising wages and as
close as we’re likely to get to full employment. Ms. Harris has come out this
week with a statement letting you all know that we’ve had just about enough of
that nonsense and she’s going to turn this car around and take us back to 2007. (WaPo)
Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) will run for president proposing a nearly $3
trillion tax plan, billions in tax credits to low-income renters, a
Medicare-for-all health-care system, and a reduction in cash bail for inmates
charged with criminal offenses, her aides said…
said Harris’s platform will incorporate Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all
health-care proposal, while also pushing enormous tax relief intended to help
low-income renters and boost incomes for working-class families…
Harris, by contrast, is expected
to run on both a single-payer health program projected to cost more than $30
trillion, as well as tax benefits that would significantly reduce federal
revenue. Supporters say that reflects her willingness to try to use different
solutions to solve big problems.
Harris knows that she can’t afford to tick off the working class too much, so
she’s actually proposing even more tax credits that would supplement working
class people while doing little to nothing for low-income workers or those
without employment. She describes this as an incentive to reward work.
(Actually not a terrible idea if it’s balanced out elsewhere. Sadly, it’s not.)
Meanwhile, the “rich” will pay more, but nowhere near enough to offset the
additional loss of revenue.
that wasn’t enough, she’s promising a single payer, Medicare for all type of
healthcare system with a price tag somewhere north of thirty trillion dollars.
You may recall that her home state of California tried to push through a
similar system a few years ago. That effort went down in flames when the taxpayers got a
look at the budget-busting cost. And now she wants to foist this debacle off on
the entire nation?
do we pay for that? For the most part, it sounds like she’s in the camp of
We’ll Figure That Out Later. But she has suggested that we can, “eliminating
the parts of the Republican tax law passed last fall that benefits the rich, as
well as levying a new tax on large financial institutions.” Keep in
mind that those “large financial institutions” include most of the outfits that
are hiring all of America’s workers. What could possibly go wrong?
also has a plan to help out people living in unaffordable, high-rent areas. It
basically boils down to just giving away money so people can pay their rent
rather than addressing the question of why rents are so high to begin with.
(Spoiler alert: It’s the law of supply and demand. If cities allowed more
housing construction prices would go down.)
entire package is fairly typical Democratic tax and spend insanity, replete
with giving away cash and free stuff to the masses. And, as usual, it ignores
the reality that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money. If you’re
looking for a way to completely bankrupt the country, Kamala Harris may just be
the candidate for you!
debate over the border wall rages on. The government remains shut down, and
both President Trump and Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.)
are dug in for a prolonged fight. The president's prime time address
highlighted the criminal consequences of lax enforcement policy. He noted:
In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of
aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000
assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years,
thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered
our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don't act right now.
president did not mention the draw of sanctuary
cities in his speech. But they are an important part of the
immigration enforcement equation and his administration continues to try to reign them in.
These jurisdictions shield criminal aliens from ICE, for no reason other than
politics. Sanctuary cities actually put illegal aliens who are not
necessarily the primary targets of ICE at greater risk of deportation because
ICE is forced to make more at-large arrests in immigrant
communities – at workplaces, dwellings, and on the street, rather than in
controlled jail or courthouse environments.
cities are dangerous because they only benefit criminal aliens. We
have defined sanctuary policies as those that deliberately hinder federal
immigration authorities from identifying or arresting deportable
aliens. These policies typically take the form of preventing communication
with immigration authorities, blocking ICE from contact with criminal aliens,
or rejecting ICE detainers and arrest warrants. These policies inevitably
cause the release of deportable criminal aliens back to the community, and they
are a public safety hazard.
satisfied with keeping ICE out of jails and courthouses, some sanctuaries
are taking it a step further. Many jurisdictions, often major cities, are now
using taxpayer funds to actively support and assist illegal aliens living
there. Some of these cities provide free legal advice to illegal aliens
fighting to stay in the country. Others provide discounted housing specifically
for illegal aliens. Alarmingly, some dole out voting rights to their illegal
residents. These are the super-sanctuaries.
Research Center estimates that around 400,000
illegal aliens live in the Washington metro area. Luckily for them, the city of
Washington, D.C., and the surrounding counties are here to help. The Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIRC)
offers legal aid to all illegal immigrants, even those fighting criminal cases.
Most of their funding comes from public coffers, according to their
Form 990. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser created a $1 million fund to support
organizations that help aliens file asylum applications, exacerbating the backlog.
D.C. (along with the Department of Justice and Fairfax County) directly support Ayuda,
a law firm that
"provide[s] expert legal services so that low-income immigrants can
overcome barriers and access justice."
and Takoma Park, Md., both allow illegal aliens to cast ballots in
local elections. A similar proposal for College Park, Md., failed despite
strong support from the community.
D.C. metro region is filled with regular sanctuary cities. Fairfax County,
Arlington County, and Montgomery County all regularly refuse to cooperate with
ICE's detainer notices. But the D.C. metro region acts as a super-sanctuary
because its communities also use public money to support illegal aliens.
city's comptroller notes that "New York City has stood as a beacon of hope
and opportunity for immigrants, holding out the promise of a better future to
millions of people around the world." New York and its surrounding area is
home to over 1.15 million illegal aliens, according to Pew, the most of any
services for illegal immigrants are widespread and numerous. The city devotes
an entire website for "Immigrant Services",
largely focusing on the problems of illegal aliens. This includes exhaustive
information on topics such as enrolling illegal-alien children in public
schools. It instructs people how to act if ICE officers speak to them. Visitors
can find links to low-cost and pro bono immigration lawyers. Those in need can
find helpful links to welfare programs they or their children may qualify for.
Mayor de Blasio announced that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens will now
have access to health care through NYC Care. NYC Care is a publicly funded
system that will allow aliens to access services at
NYC Health + Hospitals, the city's municipal health system. NYC Care will cost
at least $100 million annually when it is fully operational in 2021.
aliens were able to cast ballots in school board elections until the city did
away with school boards in 2002. Legislators continue to debate enfranchising
the illegal population for municipal elections.
York City offers free legal advice to illegal aliens as well. Mayor de Blasio
personally oversaw the creation of Action NYC, a
service of the city that "connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration
legal help." Action NYC's annual budget exceeds $30 million.
That is a remarkable sum for a city that still boasts the largest homeless population in
York City is one of the most open sanctuary cities in the country. In addition
to city services and legal resources, soon illegal residents will be able to
benefit from public health care. That outreach elevates New York to the echelon
to Pew, over 425,000 illegal aliens live in the Chicago area. The Office of the
Mayor, currently Rahm Emmanuel, operates a website that celebrates Chicago's
status as a sanctuary city. The "Sanctuary City Supportive Resources" website
offers advice on how to access city resources and lists a number of
participating advocacy groups for immigrants.
the city created the Chicago KeyCity program to
help illegal immigrants assimilate into city life. KeyCity acts as a
Chicago-specific identification card. According to the sanctuary city
supportive resources website:
KeyCity is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered
to all Chicago residents that will unlock many of the great things our City has
to offer. The CityKey card is a photo identification card available to all
Chicago residents which will not convey information about national origin or
legal status. For many residents who do not have an identification card,
CityKey can serve as an official government issued identification and can be
used to access city services. Additionally, your CityKey can be used as a
library card for Chicago Public Libraries, as well as a Ventra card. Presenting
your CityKey at particular cultural institutions and local businesses can also
give you a discount. CityKey is now available for free to all Chicago
unveiled a program in 2014 that awarded city high school students with
scholarships to attend community college for free. Those scholarships extend to
illegal-alien students, as well, allowing them the opportunity to study at
two-year colleges for free. A USA Todayarticle noted that
while illegal-alien students were eligible for
the scholarships, other city students, such as those attending charter and
parochial schools, were not.
aggressively defends its sanctuary laws protecting criminal aliens. Emmanuel
has continued to fight the Justice Department over federal funds withheld from Chicago because
of their policies. In addition to those policies, Chicago has a number of added
benefits in place to help integrate illegal aliens, making it a
California governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54 in October 2017.
This bill made California, in Brown's own words, a "sanctuary state". The
Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the State of California because of
the law. A federal judge dismissed that suit in
July. SB 54 took effect on January 1, 2018. The new law does many things: It
forbids all localities from cooperating with ICE detainer notices, it bars any
law enforcement officer from participating in the popular 287g
program, and it prevents state and local police from inquiring about
individuals' immigration status. While passed easily in the California
legislature, some counties have protested its implementation. Some joined the Trump administation's lawsuit against
is home to more illegal aliens than any other state in the country. Pew
reported last year that about one in five illegal aliens lives in California. The
state goes to great lengths to welcome its millions of alien residents.
California budget allocates millions of dollars annually to the One California
program. One California provides free legal assistance to all aliens, including
those facing deportation. Its website reads:
The "One California" Immigration Services Funding
program was established in 2015-16 budget and is administered by the California
Department of Social Services. Starting in 2016, the program has funded free
immigration services, through qualified nonprofits, for low-income Californians
eligible for citizenship or some affirmative immigration remedies including the
DACA program. The 2017-18 budget increases the program's baseline funding and
expands the state funded services to include removal defense services, to
broaden affirmative relief, and to expands legal training and technical
assistance. The program will have a yearly $45 million investment through the
2019-2020 fiscal year.
California is a significant undertaking at $45 million a year, and free legal
assistance must be an attractive magnet. Additionally, California's public
universities make it easier for illegal-alien students to attend college. The
University of California announced that it earmarked $25.2 million over three
years to "support undocumented students". According to the announcement:
DREAM Loan Program will receive $5 million per year for at least three years.
The program makes student loans available to undocumented students, who are not
eligible for federal aid. Students will repay their loans back into the DREAM
services staff coordinators and targeted undergraduate and graduate
fellowships, as well as other financial support such as funds for textbooks,
will be allocated $2.5 million per year.
Undocumented Legal Services Center will receive $900,000 per year.
Under California's DREAM Act,
these students qualify for state scholarships, grants, and other benefits. They
also receive in-state tuitionto
state universities, a benefit that only a handful of other states offer.
does not offer free medical care to its illegal residents, but legislators
continue to introduce bills that
would make that a reality.
illegal aliens cannot vote in statewide elections, San Francisco allows
all non-citizens to vote in
school board elections. It is the only municipality in California to allow this
so far, but that may change soon as other towns and counties look to follow the
San Francisco model.
sanctuary crusade did not end with the departure of Jerry Brown. His
successor, Gavin Newsom,
seems as excited as Brown in extending services to illegal residents courtesy
of the California taxpayers, including a proposal to extend state-funded health care to more illegal aliens. As
the state's stance on immigration drifts further from the middle, look for
California to be the leader in future super-sanctuary legislation.
are many sanctuary jurisdictions across the country that limit ICE's access to
jails and courthouses. But these communities have gone above and beyond to
establish themselves as the highest tier of sanctuaries. Taxpayer-funded legal
advice, education, and medical care are all hallmarks of these new policies.
These communities are home to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Their
politicians see these actions as part of a winning political strategy. As the
fight for border security and immigration reform continues, super-sanctuaries
may emerge as a new and growing player in the greater debate. While this short
list is not exhaustive, these communities continue to lead the state and
local-level fight against federal immigration enforcement. The new and creative
ways they have accommodated their illegal residents indicate their willingness
to continue the political battle over the illegal population.
Kamala Harris: Seven Key Facts About Democrats’ Top 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared Monday that she will run for
President of the United States.
is already drawing comparisons to Barack Obama, who once praised her good looks. Like him,
she is a left-wing first-term U.S. Senator with little experience and few
accomplishments in office. Harris, who declared on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
day, also has a diverse background, and is the first woman of color to be a top
Here are seven other key facts about
1. Kamala Harris’s career received a boost from a
patronage job in dubious circumstances. In 1994, then-outgoing Speaker
of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) appointed
Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. The Los Angeles Timesreported: “Harris, a
former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several
people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend.” (Brown was marriedbut separated.)
2. Kamala Harris barely won her first race for California Attorney
General in 2010. As in many of the 2018 congressional races in California,
Harris won despite losing on Election Night: “Los Angeles District Attorney
Steve Cooley had declared victory on election night, only to see the race
flip-flop between the two candidates in the coming days as counties around the
state continued to tally mail-in and provisional ballots,” SFGate.com reported.
3. Kamala Harris was accused of using her state office to attack
political enemies and reward friends. Harris was sued by
conservative groups for forcing them to disclose donor information that the IRS
allows them to keep confidential. She was also sued by a
healthcare company that claimed she imposed undue restrictions when it tried to
buy another company because she wanted to help her ally, the Service Employees
International Union (SEIU).
4. Kamala Harris was criticized for financial mismanagement during
her 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. In 2015, the Sacramento Beereported that
Harris’s campaign had a “spending problem,” and was “burning through campaign
cash nearly as rapidly as she raises it.” She won the general election against
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) after sewing up the support of the Democratic
establishment, including then-President Barack Obama.
5. Kamala Harris has been the star of viral video confrontations,
but has done little else in Washington. In committee hearings in the
Senate, she has a habit of badgering witnesses — then
claiming, when stopped, that male, Republican Senators are trying to silence
her, and raising money off the resulting outrage. She tripped herself up in the
Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, falsely claiming that he wanted to take
birth control away from women.
6. Kamala Harris faces new questions about a close aide who
settled a $400,000 harassment lawsuit. Despite posturing as a
champion for women, Harris claimed that she did not know
about a major settlement when she was California Attorney General in which one
of her “top deputies,” Larry Wallace, had been accused of “gender harassment.”
Harris mentioned Wallace
positively in her new book, which she is using to promote her candidacy.
7. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris’s California
colleague, prefers another candidate. Feinstein has made clear that
her preferred candidate in 2020 would be former Vice President Joe Biden.
Feinstein, though lately a target of conservative criticism for her role in the
Kavanaugh hearing, is the more moderate of the two, taking pragmatic stances on
issues like water and working across the aisle — an approach Harris largely
A group of Senate Democrats and a handful of establishment Senate
Republicans are demanding President Trump import at least 80,000 foreign
refugees every year.
In a letter signed by 21 Senators —
including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-MA), Sherrod Brown
(D-OH), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Lisa
Murkowski (R-AK), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) — Trump is requested to import nearly
four times as many foreign refugees to the United States next year instead of
the less than 22,500 refugees that are expected to be admitted.
Senators complain in the letter that last year, the U.S. brought in only about
global community currently faces one of the largest refugee crises the world
has seen. More than 25 million around the
world have fled their homes and countries due to war,
famine, and persecution. These are some of the world’s most vulnerable
individuals, and more than half of them are children. [Emphasis added]
Yet in Fiscal Year 2018, the U.S. resettle only 22,491 refugees,
in stark contrast to the annual average of more than 80,000 refugees resettled
per year since the enactment of the 1980 Refugee Act. [Emphasis
Senators say that reducing inflows of refugees to the U.S. “threaten the
position” of the U.S. around the world, though the lawmakers do not mention the
national security risks to Americans associated with large foreign populations
using refugee resettlement to enter the country.
urge the Trump administration to reconsider [reducing the inflow of refugees]
and instead reaffirm the U.S.’s commitment to a robust refugee admissions
program,” the Senators conclude.
As Breitbart News reported,
61 House Democrats signed a similar letter in which they demanded Trump import
five times the number of foreign refugees being admitted to the country. The
House Democrats request that 110,000 refugees be admitted to the U.S. every
year, far more than the 22,5000 refugees that were admitted last year.
Democrats’ plan is designed to aid the multiple refugee agencies that profit
from high numbers of foreign refugees entering the country. The plan is also
geared towards placating the party’s open borders base.
As Breitbart News reported,
for fiscal year 2019, starting October 1, the Trump administration will not
resettle more than 30,000 foreign refugees, the lowest refugee cap in nearly
four decades. This is merely a cap for refugee resettlements and does not
represent the number of refugees that the administration will resettle.
2000, more than 1.5 million foreign
refugees have been resettled across the U.S. — outpacing the population of
Philadelphia. Also, there have been more than 4.1 million legal
immigrants admitted to the U.S. from refugee-producing countries since 2000.
John Binder is a reporter for
Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
Kamala Harris Running For President Already? You Betcha
There are still many months and many
miles of campaign trail to go before the midterms, but much like the
Republicans in 2010, it’s not too soon for the Democrats to begin ginning up
their base for the presidential primary to come. Assuming that Donald Trump
doesn’t find some way to boost his popularity up out of negative territory, the
Democrats feel that he should be easy pickings. (Much as they thought in 2016.)
Today, The Hill looks at one of the least surprising names we expect to see in that
contest and one who is making little effort to hide her nascent POTUS
ambitions. That would be California Senator Kamala Harris.
Sen. Kamala Harris is increasingly
positioning herself for a what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary
for the White House in 2020.
The former California attorney
general, who is just at the beginning of her second year in the Senate, is
taking positions that could endear herself with the Democratic base while
allowing her to stand out from a group of Democrats who might seek the
Harris voted against a Senate
immigration bill backed by centrists from both parties earlier this month,
waiting until the last minute to break with other liberals such as Sens. Bernie
Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who both backed the measure.
“While this bill would put
Dreamers on a pathway toward citizenship, the appropriation of $25 billion for
a border wall is a waste of taxpayer money,” she said. “A wall will not secure
our border and I remain concerned those billions of dollars may also be used to
implement this Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda — one that targets
California and its residents.”
The signs are all there. Harris is
practically tripping over herself to rush to a television camera every time
there’s an opportunity to criticize President Trump and doing so in the
loudest, most extreme way possible. And when it comes to the current gun control
debate, when she’s not going after Trump she’s describing the NRA as the
essence of all evil in the world. You may recall when she quickly got on MSNBC
after the Florida shooting to say, “We cannot tolerate a society and live in a
country with any level of pride when our
babies are being slaughtered.” (Insert here your brief reminder
that Harris is fiercely pro-abortion.)
Harris is making use of a natural
advantage she has which may serve her well with much of the base now but could
spell serious trouble later on. The younger and louder elements of the party
don’t want the same old, middle ground politics of the Democratic Party of
their parents. They want some far, far left red meat served up in blistering
hot takes. Repeal the Second Amendment, open borders… all that socialist
goodness. Coming from California, Harris is in no danger of ticking off her own
voters acting this way.
But what many of these new, younger
liberals seem to fail to realize is that hers is an act which plays well in
California, New York City and a couple of other cities… but not so well
everywhere else. If you run screaming too far to the left you won’t even be
able to carry your primary voters in a lot of flyover country or in the south.
And even if you do manage to squeak out a primary win with a platform like
that, you’re going to run into a brick wall in the general election. That’s
probably exactly the sort of candidate that Donald Trump dreams of running
against. (Whereas a Joe Biden candidacy likely keeps him awake at night, though
he’d never admit it.)
The other factor to consider is that
Harris brings with her the same “closet” problem that Barack Obama had and it
showed up constantly after he was elected. She may talk a good game, but when
it comes to executive or even legislative experience, she’s pretty much an empty suit.
She worked in the law enforcement end of things (an admirable and important
job) for most of her career before even running for Attorney General (still not
an executive or legislative role) eight years ago. She’s only been in the
Senate for one year and two months. Her governing experience is almost nil,
though her legislative experience isn’t all that much greater.
Do the Democrats really want to try
to elect another candidate who can give a good speech but brings nothing much
to the table in terms of proven experience? If so, best of luck to them.
GLOBALIST BARACK OBAMA
AND NANCY PELOSI’S CONSPRICY TO SABOTAGE HOMELAND SECURITY AND KEEP AMERICA
FLOODED WITH DEM VOTING ILLEGALS