Like many of the top conservatives on Twitter gang, House Majority Leader (until January 2019) Kevin McCarthy is outraged, I tell you! ...About the SILENCING of conservatives on Twitter. It's the latest victimization gambit on the Right, because if you limit the number of falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and alternative facts on a social media platform, you're also at exactly the same time, deleting all the Republican tweets.
Republicans have been given over 50% of the airtime on Cable News for so long they can't understand why social media shouldn't follow.
And the House Majority Leader until January 2019 is so outraged about censorship of conservative "thought" on Twitter...that he tweeted about it!
Turns out Laura Ingraham opened her Twitter pie hole about the violent Arab takeover of Sweden (yeah) and Kevin McCarthy got a notice that her tweet might contain "sensitive content." CENSORSHIP of conservative thought!
After making believe she had no idea what the alt-Right was, AZ Senate candidate Kelli Ward finally admitted wanting help from conspiracy theorists like Mike Cernovich and welcomed him on her state-wide bus tour.
Ward joined MSNBC's Kasie Hunt on Sunday to discuss her campaign and was cornered on her love of the most extreme and vile wackos populating the Republican party.
Her husband, a doctor has also been a proponent of spreading conspiracy theories online as well jumping into the regrettable and insane Seth Rich murder nonsense and that HRC murdered her political opponents.
Ward and her husband are part of the Alt-Right, and the ability to distinguish between these white supremacist conspiracy theory nuts and so-called "everyday Republicans" is evaporating day by day, thanks to Donald Trump.
Kasie asked about her including these nuts into her campaign, asking, "Do you think the Republican Party should embrace the so-called alt-right?"
Comrade Trump's Worst Lawyer (sorry, Rudy!) Michael Cohen, made it to the front page of the NYTimes! "Trump's Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million"
"Federal authorities investigating whether President Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators are also examining whether Mr. Cohen violated campaign finance or other laws by helping to arrange financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump.
"The inquiry has entered the final stage and prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of August, two of the people said. Any criminal charges against Mr. Cohen would deal a significant blow to the president. … Federal investigators in New York are seeking to determine whether Mr. Cohen misrepresented the value of his assets to obtain the loans, which exceed $20 million. They are also examining how he handled the income from his taxi medallions and whether he failed to report it to the Internal Revenue Service.
…"The inquiry has entered the final stage and prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of August."
Well, isn't this adorable.
Brett Kavanaugh apparently would "put the nail in the coffin" of the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld the constitutionality of independent special counsels. See, he hates the idea of special counsels - when they go after people like his hero, Mango Mussolini. See, now, people with actual ethics might think that would disqualify him from consideration from sitting on the Supreme Court immediately. Conflict of interest, dontchyaknow.
It seems, though, that not too many years ago, Kavanaugh rather enjoyed his time working with Special Counsel Kenneth Starr when they were going after President Bill Clinton for perjury. See, Clinton lied about the nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. This was something Kavanaugh just could not abide. Oh, noooooo. He was so incensed by this egregious abuse of the highest office in the land, for which he had the utmost respect, that he wrote a memo to all attorneys on the case urging Clinton be given absolutely NO SLACK in questioning about this.
In his sanctimonious writing about Clinton's lies tearing apart the entire country, he posited the following:
So today Melania Trump spoke at an anti-cyberbullying event, accompanied by a panel of blond white women straight out of Fox News central casting?
Twitter noticed the contrast between FLOTUS's "activism" and her husband's "activity." From today alone, it's bad.
The Trump White House firing someone after it's discovered that he's palled around with White Nationalists? Must be Monday.
A White House speechwriter for President Trump was terminated last week after revelations that he had spoken at a conference attended by well-known white nationalists, according to three people familiar with the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly.
Darren Beattie, who was a visiting instructor at Duke University before he joined the White House speechwriting team, was fired Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference, where Beattie spoke on a panel alongside Peter Brimelow.
Brimelow, founder of the anti-immigrant website Vdare.com, is a "white nationalist" and "regularly publishes works by white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others on the radical right," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group that tracks extremists.
Rudy Giuliani just can't help himself. Yesterday he was caught in another lie to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press over the Trump Tower meeting with Russians and what Don Junior knew about the people involved in it..
While discussing the meeting in Trump Tower, Giuliani first admitted that Junior went to the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, something the Trump administration denied vehemently before the truth was exposed.
After trying to spin the real intent of the meeting, Rudy embarrassingly said that the "truth isn't the truth" and then lied about what the Bob Goldstone email to set up the Tower meeting actually told Junior.
Here's what he told the Meet The Press host on Sunday.
RUDY GIULIANI: That was the original intention of the meeting. It turned out to be a meeting about another subject and it was not pursued at all. And, of course, any meeting with regard to getting information on your opponent is something any candidate's staff would take. If someone said, I have information about your opponent, you would take that meeting. If it happens to be a person with a Russian --
CHUCK TODD: From the Russian government?
RUDY GIULIANI: She didn't represent the Russian government, she's a private citizen. I don't even know if they knew she was Russian at the time. All they had was her name.
CHUCK TODD: They didn't know she was Russian, I think they knew she was Russian, but ok.
Ginni Thomas, lobbyist, occasional Daily Caller contributor, Trump apologist, drunk dialer, right-wing message coordinator and oh yes, spouse of sitting Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas must be on the NRA's payroll now, given her latest posting on Facebook.
Alongside the nasty meme above tying the Parkland survivors to the truly ugly story out of New Mexico about children being trained to shoot up schools, as if that is a thing that young victims of a school shooting should be opining on instead of registering people to vote so we can get some decent gun safety laws on the books, Thomas felt compelled to bully those brave teenagers, too.
"What makes radicalized Democrats like David Hogg and others so dangerous to the survival of our nation is their total, shameless hypocrisy!," Thomas remarked with the photo. She also used the hashtag #WalkAway which has been associated with Russian bots and trolls on social media sites.
The originator of the meme is a group with no discernable roots called The Great American Movement. They posted the photo with this intro: "The enemy of America is the radical fascist left."
Ryan George plays both the 90's TV host and the time traveller, back from 2018, that's being interviewed. There's a lot of disbelief.
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