The Resurgent https://theresurgent.com Committed to Freedom, Faith and Family Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:19:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://theresurgent.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-favicon-32x32.png The Resurgent https://theresurgent.com 32 32 104855451 Will Anyone Ask Steve Bullock About His Woman Issues? https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/will-anyone-ask-steve-bullock-about-his-woman-issues/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/will-anyone-ask-steve-bullock-about-his-woman-issues/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:15:10 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53065 This really is a must read on on Montana Governor Steve Bullock. He will make the Democrat debate stage and his media exposure is going up as a result. It also appears he has some skeletons in his closet and he left that closet door open enough for people to get a peek. Will reporters […]

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This really is a must read on on Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

He will make the Democrat debate stage and his media exposure is going up as a result. It also appears he has some skeletons in his closet and he left that closet door open enough for people to get a peek.

Will reporters bother asking questions about it or just give him a pass?

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Nunes ‘Expects The Worst’ From Mueller Testimony https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/nunes-expects-the-worst-from-mueller-testimony/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/nunes-expects-the-worst-from-mueller-testimony/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:30:30 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53075 Republicans fear that Mueller will publicly undercut their claims of "no obstruction."

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, says that he “expect[s] the worst” when former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress next week. Speaking to Fox News, the California congressman said that he expects Mueller to show up for the testimony and hinted that what he tells Congress could be damaging to President Trump.

“I really expect the worst, because Bob Mueller does not have to show up,” Nunes said. “So, he’s doing this on his own free will. That tells me the last time he operated on his own free will, everybody forgets, (Attorney General William) Barr came out with a memo, was very clear about the decisions that he had made, and then a few days later, Mueller decided on his own to go out and hold a nine-minute press conference.”

“So I am very concerned,” Nunes continued. “I think we should expect the worst because he only has to say a couple [of] things and the rest of the media — not saying you here at Fox, but 90 percent of the media will take one little phrase and run with it and try to run towards impeachment.”

“And look, I know there was no collusion and I know there was no obstruction, so in that sense it was fine,” Nunes added. “However, there shouldn’t — this whole investigation was an obstruction of justice trap.”

Nunes fails to point out that avoiding the “obstruction of justice trap” was a simple matter. All the president had to do was not attempt to obstruct the ongoing investigation. Per the testimony of Trump Administration officials contained in the Mueller report, however, the president did not meet this low bar.

Since the Mueller report was released last April following a summary version by Barr in March, Republicans have claimed that Mueller found no collusion and no obstruction. However, Nunes’ uneasiness with Mueller’s testimony indicates that the claim is on shaky ground. Mueller’s previous public statement in May seemed explicitly tailored to counter Republican claims that the report had exonerated the president.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller pointed out in both the written report and his public statement. “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”

Not making a determination is not the same thing as an exoneration.

In his statement, Mueller went on to explain why his team did not make a determination as to whether President Trump broke the law, saying, “Under long-standing department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office…. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that, too, is prohibited.”

“A special counsel’s office is part of the Department of Justice, and by regulation, it was bound by that department policy,” Mueller continued. “Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider.”

Mr. Mueller will testify in open session on July 24 before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. His testimony was originally scheduled for July 17 but was moved in order to give members of both parties more time for questioning. It is also possible that the change could have been due to the fact that President Trump had scheduled a rally in North Carolina for the same day, which could have distracted from Mueller’s testimony.

At this point, no one knows what Mueller will say in his testimony, but Republicans are obviously nervous that he will undercut their claims that President Trump did not obstruct justice in his attempts to block the Russia investigation. A question that is certain to be asked is whether Mueller would have indicted Mr. Trump for his actions if he had not been president. If Mr. Mueller answers directly, it could do more serious damage to President Trump’s already shaky reputation.

Another likely line of questioning involves Mueller’s letter to Barr contradicting his public characterization of the report. In the private letter sent after the release of Barr’s summary but before his decision to release a redacted version of the report, Mueller said that the public summary “did not fully capture the context nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions” and that it had led to “public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation.”

The bottom line is that if, as President Trump and Republicans have claimed for the past several months, that the president did nothing wrong then there would be nothing to fear from Robert Mueller’s testimony. The fact that Republicans “expect the worst” from the author of a report that the GOP has claimed exonerates the president should make us wonder how honest Republicans have been in their defenses of the Donald Trump.  

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Donald Trump on Ilhan Omar: I Hear She Was Married to Her Brother https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/donald-trump-on-ilhan-omar-i-hear-she-was-married-to-her-brother/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/donald-trump-on-ilhan-omar-i-hear-she-was-married-to-her-brother/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53062 Wow. He went there. Also, it appears she actually was married to her brother.

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Wow. He went there. Also, it appears she actually was married to her brother.

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Bernie Sanders Admits He’ll Impose Tax Hikes on the Middle Class https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/bernie-sanders-admits-hell-impose-tax-hikes-on-the-middle-class/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/bernie-sanders-admits-hell-impose-tax-hikes-on-the-middle-class/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53060 At least he is honest. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said that if his Medicare-for-All tax plan is adopted, he will impose tax hikes on the middle class because “health care is not free.” Sanders’s comment came in response to a question from the Washington Post‘s Robert Costa during an interview on Tuesday.

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At least he is honest.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said that if his Medicare-for-All tax plan is adopted, he will impose tax hikes on the middle class because “health care is not free.” Sanders’s comment came in response to a question from the Washington Post‘s Robert Costa during an interview on Tuesday.

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Iran Seizes Tanker In Persian Gulf https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/iran-seizes-tanker-in-persian-gulf/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/iran-seizes-tanker-in-persian-gulf/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:10:08 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53073 In yet another provocation, Iran has reportedly captured a foreign tanker ship that it claims was smuggling oil. Per the Wall Street Journal, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed to have seized the ship carrying 1 million liters (264,172 gallons). The nationality of the ship was not identified and there was no word on the ship’s crew. […]

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In yet another provocation, Iran has reportedly captured a foreign tanker ship that it claims was smuggling oil. Per the Wall Street Journal, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claimed to have seized the ship carrying 1 million liters (264,172 gallons). The nationality of the ship was not identified and there was no word on the ship’s crew.

The seizure comes weeks after the Trump Administration backed off of a plan to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down a US drone. It has also been reported in recent weeks that Iran has begun enriching uranium beyond the levels allowed by President Obama’s executive deal. President Trump canceled the deal in May 2018.

Iran has attempted to attack other ships recently. Last week, the British navy prevented Iranian vessels from blocking a UK-flagged tanker.

Iran’s most recent move puts it directly on a collision course with the United States. Attacking Persian Gulf shipping increases the chances that the Trump Administration will consider attacking the rogue nation.

Oil prices climbed on the news of Iran’s move. WSJ reported that Brent crude rose 1% to $64.27 a barrel and West Texas Intermediate futures climbed 0.8% to $57.22 a barrel.

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David Perdue’s Gift in Georgia https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/david-perdues-gift-in-georgia/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/david-perdues-gift-in-georgia/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53056 Ted Terry is, by all accounts, a nice guy. A friend who knows him says he is sure Terry and I would enjoy hanging out at a baseball game. Terry, the thirty-six year old Mayor of Clarkston, GA, is a committed progressive, environmentalist, and, I am told, a great neighbor. Clarkston elected Terry as its […]

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Ted Terry is, by all accounts, a nice guy. A friend who knows him says he is sure Terry and I would enjoy hanging out at a baseball game. Terry, the thirty-six year old Mayor of Clarkston, GA, is a committed progressive, environmentalist, and, I am told, a great neighbor.

Clarkston elected Terry as its youngest mayor in the city’s history. Terry, a Florida native, settled into Clarkston and embraced its diversity. He began working with the Sierra Club, moved into politics, and now has pushed Clarkston to decriminalize marijuana, cease cooperation with federal immigration authorities, embrace renewal energy, and increase the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour.

Ted Terry, the good neighbor, environmentalist, marijuana advocate, and committed progressive intends to challenge David Perdue for the Senate. Terry will be Perdue’s gift.

The problem for the other Democrats is Ted Terry is a dynamic personality. He got a make over on the Queer Eye show. They made him cut his “resistance beard.” He knows how to get attention and the progressive national media will love him. Business executives and Democrat leaders may be flocking to former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, but Terry will attract young progressive energy.

That means Tomlinson and other Democrats will have to go left to compete with Terry for money and for the heart and soul of the Democrats’ attention machine, i.e. the national press corps. A reasonable Tomlinson who portrays herself as a friend of business and former Republican will not be able to compete with Terry.

Tomlinson, just last week, already showed what a gift Terry is to David Perdue. When asked about Terry being a progressive, Tomlinson declared herself a more committed progressive with a better progressive score who implemented more progressive policies in Columbus than Terry has in Clarkston. Tomlinson must have been smoking some of Ted Terry’s decriminalized Clarkston weed at the time because she was not nearly the radical progressive she is now claiming to be. But don’t tell Tomlinson. She wants Democrats to know she will out progressive Ted Terry.

Sarah Riggs Amico, who ran unsuccessfully against Geoff Duncan for Lt. Governor, also intends to run for the Senate. According to the media, Amico is lining up a host of progressive advisors, including a handful of Stacey Abrams’ team. She will try to run to the left of Ted Terry as well. Democrats are, naturally, misinterpreting 2018.

In 2018, Stacey Abrams came really close to…well to what exactly? People like to believe Abrams came close to winning. But she did not. Democrats have built a twofold mythology of her loss. First, they say Abrams ran as a hyper-progressive candidate drawing new people into the race. Second, they say she actually won, but Kemp stole it from her.

The second has festered and is false. The first is more nuanced. Abrams actually turned off some voters, but new voters mad at Trump did flood in and vote Democrat. The whole part of the equation Democrats are missing is that while Democrats turned up at near presidential turnout levels, Republicans turned out at midterm levels. 2020 will be a presidential year and Republicans will turn out at their typically high presidential year levels. There are still many more of them than Democrats in the state.

Democrats will go far to the left of the mainstream thanks to Ted Terry’s charisma. Then Republicans will show up at presidential levels in a presidential year and put David Perdue back in office using the Democrats own progressive shift against them.

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A Blood Accounting https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/a-blood-accounting/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/a-blood-accounting/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53051 The other day on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace asked her guest, Congresswoman Karen Bass, “Do you believe that other than endangering the lives of those four congresswomen that he targeted in those racist tweets, do you believe he’s putting, do you believe he’d have blood on his hands if there were a racially-inspired attack in this […]

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The other day on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace asked her guest, Congresswoman Karen Bass, “Do you believe that other than endangering the lives of those four congresswomen that he targeted in those racist tweets, do you believe he’s putting, do you believe he’d have blood on his hands if there were a racially-inspired attack in this country,” Wallace asked. “I absolutely believe that. Yes,” the congresswoman said.

The reason Wallace pushed to get Bass on record this was is because Bass had already said something extraordinary. In a dissertation on the death threats received by the four Democratic congresswomen blasted by President Trump, Bass said, “And you remember, when the guy went in and shot up the synagogue, remember who he cited. He said that the president said that they were getting funding to encourage Central Americans to come over to the United States. I believe that his racist, hateful rhetoric absolutely has consequences. All he needs to do is trigger somebody who is mentally unstable, or who is a bigger racist than he is, and somebody else is going to get hurt. I believe people have already been hurt because of his racist rhetoric.”

Ms. Wallace allowed the congresswoman not just to make her case and insist the President has blood on his hands, but did so with no protest. A topic not raised by the two was that of Van Spronsen. The sixty-nine year old Spronsen, only a few days before, died while attempting to firebomb an immigration center in Tacoma, WA.

Spronsen embraced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claims that these centers are concentration camps. The self-described anarchist and antifascist decided to do something about it. The concentration camp claims have been all over MSNBC including with several hosts on the network defending the claims.

Also not raised by Ms. Wallace or Congresswoman Bass was the seemingly forgotten mass assassination attempt on Republican members of Congress by James Hodgkinson. I am continually astonished by how quickly and easily Democrats dismiss the story. Hodgkinson, we know, was inspired by progressive claims that Republicans were going to kill people due to their healthcare reforms. As a result, the unstable man made his way to Virginia to a congressional Republican baseball practice and opened fire.

The Hodgkinson story fell out of the regular news cycle after three days and within five days the story had mostly disappeared except for health updates on Congressman Steve Scalise. As of the writing of this column, we in the fifth day of reporters hounding Republicans about the President’s tweet last Sunday morning. The double standard by the press is staggering.

For five years, conservatives have spoken loudly about the growing threat from Antifa. Emboldened during the Obama years and quickly turning to violence during the Trump years, Antifa continues to get sympathetic coverage from journalists. CNN’s Chris Cuomo actually excused Antifa’s violent actions as morally different from the white supremacists out there. Many journalists who complain loudly about President Trump inspiring violence against reporters were bending over backwards to make excuses for Antifa beating up journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, OR two weeks ago.

There is a great deal of talk on the left and in the media about a violent, out of control alt-right in this country. But James Hodgkinson came from the left. He came from the same movement that inspired Floyd Lee Corkins in 2012 to attempt the mass murder of Christian activists at the Family Research Council. Actually paying attention to both and what Antifa has been doing could cause any rational person to predict Van Spronsen’s actions would happen.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there were concentration camps and a man is now dead. Democrats said Republicans would kill people with healthcare reform and six people nearly died in a mass assassination attempt as a result of those claims. But Donald Trump tweeted something mean, he must be held accountable.

Our moral betters behind the anchor desks and keyboards of American newsrooms have rarely met a violent progressive they did not want to excuse. They will go to their graves covering for the growing violence on the left while condemning mean tweets from the right.

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Viva La Resistance: House Democrats Join Republicans to Kill Impeachment Resolution https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/viva-la-resistance-house-democrats-join-republicans-to-kill-impeachment-resolution/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/viva-la-resistance-house-democrats-join-republicans-to-kill-impeachment-resolution/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53058 House Democrats, joining with House Republicans, last night killed an impeachment resolution against the President. The Democrats were divided on it, but over 130 of them joined the House Republicans against impeachment.

This is certainly the benchmark moving forward and it also undermines other Democrat efforts on the matter.

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House Democrats, joining with House Republicans, last night killed an impeachment resolution against the President. The Democrats were divided on it, but over 130 of them joined the House Republicans against impeachment.

This is certainly the benchmark moving forward and it also undermines other Democrat efforts on the matter. It also gives progressives more to complain about against Nancy Pelosi. The President’s tweet may have been temporarily unifying for the Democrats, but it will not last.

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Reminder: Climate Change is About Rich Elites Controlling You https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/reminder-climate-change-is-about-rich-elites-controlling-you/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/18/reminder-climate-change-is-about-rich-elites-controlling-you/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:30:10 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53053 I don’t consider myself to be some kind of “very stable genius” or anything, but I do like to think I’m capable of operating with some degree of common sense.  And as I’ve witnessed the climate change movement evolve and name-change over the past couple decades, as I’ve watched those promoting it continue to live […]

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I don’t consider myself to be some kind of “very stable genius” or anything, but I do like to think I’m capable of operating with some degree of common sense.  And as I’ve witnessed the climate change movement evolve and name-change over the past couple decades, as I’ve watched those promoting it continue to live carbon-belching, energy-devouring lives, I’ve deduced that something more is at play here than an earnest desire to save the planet.

And if you pay attention to the core players in the movement, it isn’t too tough to figure out what the real motivation is.  Last Friday I wrote these words,

The anthropogenic (manmade) climate change movement has always been about control.  It’s always been about power.  If you can control the amount of energy people use, you can control people.  Seizing that kind of power arbitrarily could get messy, so it’s much easier to get people to surrender it willfully.  How do you accomplish that? 

Perhaps there’s more than one way, but convincing them that they are saving the planet and all humanity in the process is certainly one approach.  And that’s where we are and will continue to be until voters wise up.

Some of the feedback I received for suggesting as much was predictably unreceptive asserting that I was nothing more than an ignorant “denier” with a strong aversion to fact-based science.  For what it’s worth, I never feel the need to defend myself against such accusations because I am always confident that the progressive left will manage to prove my point in time.  And in this case it only took a couple days.

The Daily Caller drew attention to a recent Washington Post report that detailed a conversation between the climate director for Washington state’s Warmer-in-Chief Governor and Democrat presidential hopeful Jay Inslee and the chief of staff for everyone’s favorite Congressional Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Here’s the part worth noting:

“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts.

“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” Chakrabarti added.

You got that right?  Under the veil of saving the planet from manmade global warming, the real motivation is changing the economic system of the United States.  And pray tell, do you suppose that those changes will reflect an approach that grants more freedom and liberty to the individual, or more power and jurisdiction to the governing elites?

It sure seems like I’ve heard or read that somewhere before.  I’m certainly not that smart, but this isn’t rocket science, folks.

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Chris Pratt Attacked For Wearing Gadsden Flag https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/17/chris-pratt-attacked-for-wearing-gadsden-flag/ https://theresurgent.com/2019/07/17/chris-pratt-attacked-for-wearing-gadsden-flag/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:18:36 +0000 https://theresurgent.com/?p=53025 The “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flag has been around since the revolutionary war and was a symbol of the American Revolution. It has stayed around for two hundred years as a flag flown by those who support our soldiers, liberty, etc. Actor Chris Pratt is being attacked for wearing a t-shirt with the Gadsden […]

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The “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flag has been around since the revolutionary war and was a symbol of the American Revolution. It has stayed around for two hundred years as a flag flown by those who support our soldiers, liberty, etc. Actor Chris Pratt is being attacked for wearing a t-shirt with the Gadsden flag’s snake and “Don’t Tread on Me” imposed on an American flag. It is supposedly a symbol of white supremacy.

I’m noticing more and more that progressives are claiming anything Neo-Nazis have tried to co-opt is somehow immediately bad. The Betsy Ross flag, the Gadsden flag, the American flag itself, etc. are all immediately deemed bad.

What I find so interesting is that they make no effort to defend the historic symbols or repurpose them or take them for their own. They just want to discard them all. It seems vastly more about a convenient way to cast aside American symbols than actually about bad people trying to steal the symbols of liberty for themselves.

These same people have been nursing long held grievances against Chris Pratt for being an open and practicing Christian. Now they get to attack him on both fronts. It’s not that they really believe it. It’s just that they need to make an example of someone and the actor who talks about Jesus and loves America is the perfect target for them.

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