Category Archives: Republican Party

New York court upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump

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Kristen Gillibrand hardest hit.

From Bloomberg: You can’t sue Donald Trump for tweeting that you’re a “real dummy!” and a “major loser” with “zero credibility” — or for saying you “begged” him for a job on his presidential campaign when you insist you didn’t.

That’s what a New York appeals court ruled in the case of a Republican political strategist who accused Trump of inciting a “virtual mob” against her after she questioned his fitness for office on television last year. The defamation suit by public-relations specialist Cheryl Jacobus was dismissed in January by New York state court Judge Barbara Jaffe.

“Just because speech may be offensive to someone doesn’t make it defamatory,” said Lawrence S. Rosen, an attorney for Trump. “The president is entitled to his opinion just like anyone else is.”

A five-judge appeals court panel in Manhattan on Tuesday upheld the lower-court ruling, finding that Trump’s statements about Jacobus were “too vague, subjective and lacking precise meaning” to be defamatory. A reasonable person would find them to be opinion and not fact, the court found.

Jay R. Butterman, an attorney for Jacobus, said he intends to ask the state’s highest court to hear the case. “What this decision means is that the free speech is given only to those who have the power and authority to control the media,” Butterman said.

Trump is also fighting a suit by a former contestant on his “Apprentice” reality TV show who claims the president defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of sexual assault. Trump’s lawyers have argued the U.S. Constitution bars him from facing state court suits while he’s in office and that his speech was protected under the First Amendment.

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Voter fraud and irregularities in Alabama special senate election

CBS News reports that with all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State gave the final vote count in yesterday’s special election in Alabama to replace former U.S. senator Jeff Sessions (who left the Senate to be U.S. Attorney General):

49.92% Doug Jones (D); 48.38% Roy Moore (R)

Pro-abort Jones is the first Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama in 25 years.

Reportedly, absentee ballots from military service members have still not been counted.

Moore refuses to concede and is calling for all the votes to be recounted. The situation is made more urgent because of a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court yesterday, shooting down a lower court requiring counties to preserve their digital voting records. In other words, Alabama counties can destroy voting records with the blessing of the state supreme court. The Moore legal team will need to jump on this development fast to protect those records.

Moore has compelling reasons to demand a recount:

(1) The difference between the votes for Jones vs. Moore is razor-thin — only 1.54%.

(2) Democratic voter fraud and other irregularities.

There are allegations that busloads of Democratic voters were brought in to voting stations, as well as calls for “African-Americans” in neighboring states to vote in Alabama.

On November 15, 2017, someone who calls himself “Warren4Prez” posted on Reddit a call for “African-Americans in Mississippi” to go to Alabama on December 12 to vote against Roy Moore. Below is a screenshot of the post (click image to enlarge):

Warren4Prez also had other posts on Reddit calling on “African Americans” in Georgia and Tennessee to vote in Alabama. Below is a screenshot taken by Big League Politics (click image to enlarge):

No surprise: Blacks voted overwhelmingly (94.5%) for Doug Jones, as seen in this tweet by BlackLivesMatter leader Deray McKesson:

Democratic activists also engaged in other shenanigans. Soros-funded organizations had registered thousands of convicted felons to vote in yesterday’s special election.

To begin, candidate Doug Jones spearheaded a project by a Soros-financed legal activist group demanding full voting rights be given to felons released from prison, including those convicted of murder, rape and other violent crimes.

Indeed, in recent weeks, assisted by Soros-financed groups, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow — a half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, and an “ex-con and recovering crackhead turned street preacher” — led a statewide effort that successfully registered thousands of felons across Alabama. Glasgow told AL.com that in the last month alone “we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state”. Speaking on his radio program, Glasgow said that “swarming the polls” with newly registered convicts could swing the vote, pointing as a template to the Virginia governor’s race, where in April 2017 Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 felons.

According to Breitbart, the Campaign Legal Center, ACLU of Alabama, and MoveOn.org all worked to register convicted felons. All three organizations receive financing from such Soros-funded groups as the Open Society Foundations, Tides Foundation, and the Brennan Center for Justice.

H/t Big Lug

Update (Dec. 15, 2017):

Alabama election fraud: Man admits Democrat voters came from other states

~Eowyn

Alabama Senate election: citizen reports seeing busloads of Democrat voters brought in to voting stations

Today is the pivotal Senate election in Alabama, pitting Judge Roy Moore (R) against Doug Jones (D).

A resident of Alabama says on Reddit he’s seen busloads of Democrat voters brought into voting stations:

I drove to several polling stations, and in 3 out of 4 it was exactly the same. Columns of buses with democratic voters. Is this even legal?

Please help me raise awareness to this phenomenon. Something fishy is going on. Contact your local officials, spread this on twitter and Facebook for republican voters to see.

They are trying to steal the elections (again).”

In 2016, Project Veritas captured Democratic Party operative Scott Foval, national field director of People for the American Way, admitting that Democrats have been rigging elections for 50 years. (RealClearPolitics)

Note: People For the American Way was founded in 1980 by TV producer Norman Lear to counter the Moral Majority.

Responding to Republican accusations that Democrats are bussing people in to vote, Foval said:

“Well you know what? We’ve been bussing people in to deal with you fuckin’ assholes for fifty years and we’re not going to stop now. We’re just going to find a different way to do it.”

Update:

Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft tweets that turnout of Moore’s base is unprecedented:

Update (Dec. 13):

With all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State reported Jones with 49.92% of the vote, and Moore with 48.38% of the vote. Jones is the first Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama in 25 years. Moore isn’t conceding. Demand a recount!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-senate-race-doug-jones-wins-special-election-results-2017-12-12-live-updating/

~Eowyn

30-40 members of Congress may be accused of sexual misconduct

The resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota), accused by women of sexual misconduct, is just the beginning of the draining of the Congressional swamp.

See also “Sadistic pedophiles and Sen. Al Franken’s ‘joke’ about anal rape of babies”.

Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, said this yesterday:

“I’ve heard reports that as many as 30 or 40 members of the House and Senate may face allegations of sexual harassment.

From a secret slush fund of Congress, taxpayers had paid over $17 million (between 1997 and 2017) in “awards” to settle complaints and disputes involving “legislative branch entities,” including Congress.

Now we are told that taxpayers had paid $200,000 to an accuser of Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida), and $84,000 for Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), for their sexual misconduct.

Demand that Hastings and Farenthold repay what we taxpayers had paid for their sexual misdeeds.

Drain the Congress Swamp!!!

See also “Draining of the Liberal Media Swamp: Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and Time magazine”.

~Eowyn

92% of Democrats believe Trump-Russia collusion fake-news

After a year of investigation by the FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies, costing untold millions in taxpayer dollars, not a shred of evidence is found of the Democrats’ accusation that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russian government to tamper with the 2016 presidential election. See:

And yet, a new CBS News poll found that a whopping 92% of Democrats believe in the baseless Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

I’m reminded of my faux-socialist, erstwhile friend, Stephanie, who once screamed out in frustration when I calmly pointed out facts that contradicted her contention:

“I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

No wonder they scream at the sky:

While the Democrat “hive mind” may be amusing, what is sad is that because of the lying liberal media (see “Harvard University study finds MSM coverage of President Trump overwhelmingly negative”), 67% of Americans believe in the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

The distressing irony is that the American public seem oblivious to the real U.S.-Russian conspiracy —  that Russia gave a multi-million dollar bribe to the Clinton Foundation for the 2010 Uranium One deal.

~Eowyn

Wisconsin moves forward with drug testing food stamp recipients

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Governor Scott Walker

From Fox 11: Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried.

Wisconsin’s plan was approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature more than two years ago, but it languished because it conflicts with federal rules prohibiting states from imposing additional eligibility criteria on food stamp recipients.

Florida had a drug test requirement for food stamp recipients that a federal appeals court blocked in 2014, finding it violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches. Walker filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 seeking approval to test food stamp applicants, but it was rejected because then-President Barack Obama’s administration had not yet formally rejected the state’s request to do the testing.

Walker asked then-President elect Donald Trump’s administration in December 2016 to make clear that drug screening is permissible, but it has not taken action and now Walker is moving ahead anyway.

Walker approved a rule change to implement the screening and sent it to the Legislature for review Monday. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said the governor believes he has the authority to implement the rule.

The Legislature has four months to review the rule and it could take a year after its approval before the testing would begin. Lawsuits by those who oppose the drug testing are expected once it’s implemented, assuming the federal government doesn’t step in and block it in the meantime.

Under the plan, childless FoodShare participants who fail a drug test would be eligible for state-funded rehabilitation treatment if they don’t have any other way to pay for it. FoodShare is Wisconsin’s name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Walker administration estimated that a small fraction of the program’s applicants — 220, or 0.3 percent, of the 67,400 applicants a year — would actually test positive for drugs. Walker has touted the drug testing as a way to put more drug-free workers into the workplace.

Opponents say that’s wrongheaded. “The state could do far more to expand the workforce by investing in broader access to effective drug treatment programs, rather than spending scarce state resources on the administration of drug screening and testing requirements,” said Jon Peacock, research director for Kids Forward, which advocates for children and families in Wisconsin.

Peacock said he was certain there would be a legal challenge over the constitutionality of drug screening food stamp recipients as well as whether such a move would be a violation of federal law governing the food stamp program.

Walker has pushed to expand drug testing for public benefit recipients. The budget he signed this year called for drug screening all able-bodied, childless adults applying for state Medicaid BadgerCare health benefits, pending federal approval. The budget also required drug test requirements for food stamp recipients would be expanded to parents of children ages 6 to 18.

Walker and 11 other governors in 2016 asked the federal government for permission to drug test food stamp recipients.

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Hanoi Jane praises Colin Kaepernick: “Keep kneeling until you can’t stand up!”

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One would expect this praise from the anti-American womyn.

From Hollywood Reporter: The ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights awards gala Sunday evening was a star-studded affair with honorees such as Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez, Jane Fonda and Judd Apatow, but it was Colin Kaepernick who received the loudest applause.

The NFL star took home the Eason Monroe Courageous Courage Award.

“He’s been viciously and unfairly criticized,” said ACLU Southern California’s executive director Hector Villagra. “He’s been called a traitor because too many people in this country confuse dissent for disloyalty. He took a stand knowing some would threaten him and he has had his life threatened which is why that we are profoundly honored to have him here [and] we didn’t publicize his presence tonight.”

When Kaepernick hit the stage, the audience jumped to its feet. “We must confront systematic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat and you defeat it. We all have an obligation no matter the risk and regardless of reward to stand up for fell men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human rights cannot be compromised. In the words of Frederick Douglas, ‘If there is a no struggle, there is no progress.'”

Kaepernick received a second standing ovation before Billy Eichner came on stage to present a Bill of Rights Award to Judd Apatow. “I have to follow Colin Kaerpernick?!” Eichner joked. “I didn’t even wear the ACLU ribbon at the Emmys because it didn’t match my tuxedo, which I feel terrible about now, by the way.”

Judd delivered more of a politically charged standup act than an acceptance speech, which included his hope that the alleged “pee tape” of President Donald Trump would be released.

“But if there is a pee tape then who becomes president? Mike Pence,” Apatow said. “Then we need another pee tape, maybe of Trump sitting next to Mike Pence. So, we need another pee tape because then who becomes the president? Paul Ryan… We basically need a tape of a Russian hooker urinating like a firehose on like 40 Republicans until we finally get Bernie Sanders.

Read the rest of the story here.

See also:

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