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For Democrats, It’s All About Power.

This is a new ad released by the GOP.

It’s powerful and on point.

Letters To The Editor.

Failed politician Matt Fleming has a letter to the editor in the January 12, 2020 edition of the Florida Today. As is often the case with Fleming, the letter demonstrates a lack of understanding of many things, including the Constitution.

We’ll fisk the letter here.

POTUS should heed Constitution, too

Do you support going to war with Iran?

We didn’t think we are at war with Iran. In fact, we are sure we are not at war since there has been no declaration of war by the Congress.

Representative Sheila Jackson On The AR-15.

It is enough to make one’s head explode.

And this woman says she wants to make more legislation on guns and restrict the 2nd Amendment.

Shouldn’t she at least have some knowledge of the subject matter?

Remy: Democratic Debate (The Rap).

Okay, no matter your position in the political spectrum, this is funny.


Free contraception!
That’s right, that’s my mission
Yeah I’m stopping more wangs than
Harvard admissions

They say they’d fund Planned Parenthood?
Well that’s not enough
Not only would I fund it, son
I’d start a loyalty club

Mini-Me: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Without taking a position on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself, this is hysterical.

Funny stuff.

The State Of The State Of The Union Address.

(courtesy AF Brano at ComicallyIncorrect.)

With a resolution “opening” the government for three weeks, we don’t know whether the time will include a “State of the Union” address by President Trump.

As of right now, it will not.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address will not take place on Tuesday, an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN.

The aide confirmed that the address, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, will not happen — answering a key question about the address’s fate in the wake of the reopening of the federal government.

At a news conference Friday following Trump’s announcement that there was a deal to end the partial government shutdown, Pelosi said, “The State of the Union is not planned now.” The California Democrat added that discussions about the date of the address would take place after the shutdown — the longest in US history — officially ended.

Pelosi had said she would not allow the speech during the government shutdown citing “security concerns” even though there is still security on Capital Hill and members of the House and Senate are still getting paid.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen disagreed with Pelosi’s “security concerns.”

We Wish…..

(image courtesy AF Branco at ComicallyIncorrect.)

Pelosi says Trump is not welcome to give State of the Union Adress at the House of Representatives due to security concerns caused by the shutdown, Trump responds by canceling her overseas trip for the same reason.

Via the satire site Duffleblog comes this gem:

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Service members currently deployed to Afghanistan were devastated when they learned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her entourage of congressmen had cancelled their planned visit this past weekend, sources confirmed today.

President Donald Trump halted the congressional delegation’s trip seemingly in response to Pelosi suggesting the president cancel or delay his State of the Union address, citing security concerns. The bus filled with congressman was stopped at the way to Joint Base Andrews where military aircraft were prepared to carry the representatives to Afghanistan.

“It’s terrible,” Staff Sgt. Paul Morin said. “They were going to cancel the vehicle inspection so we could all go shake her hand for six seconds, but then we had to clean all the vehicles three times.”

“It’s a shame,” Sgt. 1st Class Mark Klages said. “Morale has gotten get pretty low around here with the holidays being over, the awful weather, the ANA’s incompetence and our confusing strategy, but it would have helped a lot to be talked at by an old lady from San Francisco.”

Some service members seemed confused as to who the current House speaker actually is.

About That Government Shutdown Thing…..

Tone deaf. Just tone deaf.

(h/t to Common Cents and to the Pirates Cove for linking Common Cents)

All In All, These People Should Be Bricks In A Wall.

(image courtesy AF Branco at Comically Incorrect.)

In a way, we are tired of talking about the proposed wall / barrier along the US Southern Boarder.

Sadly, the proposed security wall has become more of a political football rather than an idea to be discussed. As we note the other day in a post, two commenters offered that a wall may or may not be necessary but would be less likely if we as a country stopped giving stuff away.

Which brings us to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said on Tuesday:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced plans to launch “the largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation” to guarantee health care coverage for all city residents, including those in the country illegally.

“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio said in a statement. “While the federal government works to gut health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way by guaranteeing that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”

The liberal mayor said the plan will serve the 600,000 New Yorkers who don’t have insurance by strengthening NYC’s public health insurance option, MetroPlus.

It will also guarantee health care access to those ineligible for insurance, including illegal immigrants who live in New York. That program, NYC Care, will launch this summer and will cost at least $100 million annually at full scale, the city said. (emphasis ours)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in the federal government health care program, but de Blasio doesn’t need the Feds to do this. He can pile the costs on the backs of legal citizens of New York by increasing their taxes, fees, etc.

Not to be outdone, the newly sworn in Governor of California has declared California to be a “sanctuary state.”

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA/AP) – California’s new governor is promising the most populous state will be a “sanctuary to all who seek it” in a direct affront to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.


Open Thread – The Elections.

Tomorrow is election day here in the states and frankly we can’t wait for it to be over. Frankly, we are a bit tired.

We know that we have put lot of time and effort into getting facts out there. We have been attacked by people who don’t like facts and certainly that is their right.

The bottom line for us is that while we have been doing a lot of talking, we wanted to set up this thread for you. Say whatever you want in the comments. Make your last pitch for a cause or candidate. Keep it civil, of course, but put your thoughts out there. We want to hear from you.

Have at it.

The Staff at Raised on Hoecakes.

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