Tag Archives: Beto O’Rourke

NEWSFEED FRIDAY: Consequences of a President Beto Gun Grab?

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 20, 2019
  • 3 min read

“You listen to a justice like Antonin Scalia, not the most liberal justice who’d served on the Supreme Court, and even he found that there is no absolute guarantee under the Second Amendment and that the government does have a power to regulate those kinds of weapons that are extraordinarily unusual or deadly,” the former Texas congressman said on CNN Wednesday night.

— Beto O’Rourke, CNN, via Fox News, September 19, 2019
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NEWS FEED THURSDAY: Buttigieg: “Manmade” Climate Change is Another WWII

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 5, 2019
  • 2 min read

“We have to actually unify the country around this project. And that means bringing people to the table who haven’t felt that they’ve been part of the process. I mean, this is the hardest thing we will have done certainly in my lifetime,” he said. “This is on par with winning World War II, perhaps even more challenging than that.”

— The Hill, September 4, 2019
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Where Are the Happy Warriors?

Rob Meyne

  • Aug. 26, 2019
  • 4 min read

In previous political seasons, successful politicians were known for their optimism. Hubert Humphrey was referred to as the “Happy warrior,” as was Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill was optimistic in the face of some of the greatest challenges any nation has ever faced.

Humphrey was upbeat, pleasant, and confident. I saw him speak many years ago, and he seemed like someone with whom I would enjoy having lunch. He knew that people are attracted to those who are joyous, fun, and happy.

Ronald Reagan reflected on the good that is intrinsic in people, especially Americans. He was cognizant of the need to make changes, but it did not define him. There was nothing depressing about Reagan. He was unashamedly proud of our country.
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NEWS FEED THURSDAY: Bingeing Bernie’s $16 Trillion Climate Plan

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 22, 2019
  • 2 min read

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a $16.3 trillion climate plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency.

— USA Today, August 22, 2019

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We’re in crisis, thanks to “manmade” global warming. Or so preaches Bernie Sanders. He’s joined by the left, Democrats, the MSM, and big swaths of the establishment. Bernie’s read-between-the-lines argument: Big government control of the economy and our lives, along with tens of trillions of dollars in new spending, is necessary to avert global disaster.
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Democrats’ Dayton Silence

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 7, 2019
  • 2 min read

Banging the drums loudest about the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, Beto, Bernie, Biden, and Liz Warren. Not, mind you, to mourn the dead and commiserate with the bereaved. Expressions of sympathy were cursory from that unfabulous four. But to dump on Trump. To brand the president a white supremacist sympathizer, a gun-happy, wannbe exterminator of Hispanics. Or so MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace claimed – until she backtracked.
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