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‘Queer Eye’ star says not all Republicans are racist…and now people are upset?

I gotta admit that I’ve never watched “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” or even heard of Johnathan Van Ness before, but apparently he’s a big deal and that show is fairly popular. Regardless, Van Ness is now under fire for trying to bring a little bit of reason to our political climate.

Take a look at Van Ness’ tweets that have people all bent out of shape.

I know, I know how horrible! For someone to not actually generalize an entire group of people is an absolute tragedy! This kind of thinking will not be tolerated especially by the tolerant left.

Take a look at some of the well-thought out and rational responses to Van Ness’ triggering tweets.

Be warned: the stupidity is strong with these.

Photo of Immigrant Child in Cage is from a Staged Protest

You may have seen this photo of an immigrant child locked in a cage circulating on the internet with some sort of caption about Trump’s immigration policies. However, despite what your liberal friends are telling you, this photo is actually from a protest and the child in the cage IS NOT being detained by ICE as others would have you believe.

The photo began circulating on Twitter when filmaker Jose Antonio Vargas tweeted with the caption, “This is what happens when a government believes people are illegal.”

Some followers inquired about the source to which he replied, “saw it on a FB friend’s timeline but looking for confirmation Has anyone seen it elsewhere.”

Even liberal leaning Snopes confirms that the photo was miscaptioned and was actually from a protest on June 10th. In that photo set which was shared on Facebook, the same boy can later on be seen out of the cage and running around.

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Facts matter, people. Don’t share things without first finding out the source.

GOP using Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton to attack James Comey

Chuck Schumer. Maxine Waters. Hillary Clinton.  Those names don’t exactly scream conservatism.

Waters, a totally ineffective legislator from the Golden State, spends more time on MSNBC calling for President Trump’s impeachment than she does on any kind of legislation. Seriously, in the nearly 30 years the woman has been in Congress, she has introduced and passed THREE bills!

Also, in 2009 she was investigated for conflict of interest, concerning meetings she took with a bank where had a vested financial interest.

Chuck Schumer, the liberal senator from New York, is a strong proponent for increased gun control and an abortion advocate, who actually high-fived a fellow Democratic senator after voting for late-term abortion. 

Then there’s Hillary Clinton. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who has an issue with emails just seemingly disappearing, was accused of using the State Department when she was Secretary of State to enrich her and her husband Billy’s foundation, and that’s just her most recent scandals.

She also referred to Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables” and blamed white women for her presidential loss to Donald Trump, saying they simply listened to their husbands when it came to voting booth. Apparently, Hillary doesn’t think white women possess a brain.

Knowing all this about these three Democratic all-stars, why in the world would the GOP use them in their defense of President Donald Trump? But that’s exactly what the Republican National Committee is doing with a website they’ve set up, LyinComey.com. Quotes from all three bashing Comey are prominently featured on the site.

The new website is just part of the GOP’s plan to combat former FBI director James Comey as he’s set to begin his media tour; promoting his new book , which hits shelves Tuesday.

You’ve got to ask yourself, why are the Trump administration and the GOP so afraid of Comey?  If there was no wrongdoing on behalf of Trump and his administration in regards to their dealing with Comey- and I’m not suggesting there is – why such an aggressive plan to discredit him? Why not simply let this thing die down on its own?

What’s that old saying? The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Who would’ve thought the GOP would have ever quoted Hillary Clinton in their defense of anything?

Buckle up and hold on tight because from the looks of it things are about to become really, really interesting and that ain’t no Lyin’.

‘Pro-Trump’ Rokita called then-candidate Trump ‘vulgar, profane’ in 2016


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Throughout the Indiana Republican race for U.S. Senate, there has been one overriding, dominant issue: Donald Trump.

All three candidates have gone out of their way saying how “pro-Trump” they are; stating it in interviews, in their lone debate up until this point, on TV and radio ads. Basically, wherever Mike Braun, Luke Messer or Todd Rokita appears, you can bet that the phrase “pro-Trump” will be coming out of their mouth early and often.

However, the one candidate who has essentially made cozying up to President Trump the focal point of his campaign has been Congressman Todd Rokita. He’s gone so far as prominently wearing a MAGA hat in two campaign ads, including his most recent one.

In the most recent ad, Rokita accuses Congressman Luke Messer of “plotting with the Never Trumpers to steal the nomination from President Trump. Wow.”

Needless to say, Rokita wants you to believe he was all Trump from the very beginning, never wavering for a second on his support for then-candidate Trump. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, Rokita referred to Trump as “vulgar, if not profane.” Instead, he was all in on Marco Rubio because, according to Rokita, “he’s the standard bearer for the mainstream Republican Party.” In an interview with Fox 59 in February 2016, Rokita is referred to as “one of the first in the Indiana delegation to back Marco Rubio.”

But…but I thought Rokita was always and forever Mr. Trump’s right hand man? Why would he change? Why would he tell us one thing and the fact be another? Political expediency, maybe? Easiest way to get elected?

Here’s why Rokita is now all about President Trump: Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 20 percent in the Hoosier state.  And in a red state like Indiana, President Trump is still extremely popular. So why not, if you have no original ideas, use President Trump’s popularity to get elected?

This display of utter hypocrisy from Rokita is exactly why people don’t like politicians. Say one thing and do another. Accuse someone of something that you yourself did.

Maybe Rokita should wear two MAGA hats in his next ad to show how “pro-Trump” he really is!  Well, at least now….you know because it could help him get elected.

-BZ

 

 

Trade War with China Could Hurt Farmers

Rural America overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump, who carried the demographic by 26 points over Hillary Clinton. Many of those voters work in coal mines and steel factories – industries that saw significant job losses in the Obama era. But many of those voters were also farmers, and now with Trump’s new tariffs on China, they have in turn enacted their own tariffs on soybeans, corn, fruits, nuts and other crops.

This could be devastating for American farmers, especially those who run small farms that have been in the family for generations.

According to the Washington Post, China buys 60 percent of all U.S. soybean exports which feeds everything from hogs to fish. The soybean export has been economically beneficial for farmers, but markets plunged after China rolled out their own tariffs. It’s expected that Brazil and Argentina would replace the US as China’s main source of soy beans which would be a crushing blow to agribusiness.

China also added a 25 percent tax on pork which has caused prices to drop to the lowest they’ve been since 2003.

One farmer, who was interviewed by The Hill, stated that Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum will drive up the cost of materials for grain bins and machinery, putting an extra financial burden on his farm.

Ron Moore, the president of the American Soybean Association said that “Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports.”

Farmers for Free Trade filmed a national ad to run on major cable news networks in hopes the President will listen to their concerns.

 

Farmers who want to film their own videos to engage with their elected officials can do so as well through the Farmers for Free Trade web site. Let’s just hope President Trump is paying attention that a trade war will do a whole lot of harm to the heartland.

 

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