O’Rourke Jokes About New Slogan: ‘Don’t Be a F*ckstick’
In a podcast interview with Jemele Hill Thursday, 2020 White House hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke joked that ‘Don’t Be a F*ckstick’ could be his new campaign slogan.
O’Rourke noted that his father swore often and creatively, frequently using “f*ckstick.” Hill joked, “I feel like that could be a campaign slogan: ‘Don’t Be a F*ckstick, vote for Beto.'”
“Yeah, yeah,” O’Rourke replied, admitting he needs to rein in his foul language. “I really have to work on not cursing as much. I try to be as honest as I can and sometimes when I go into that honest place, there’s a four-letter word there connected to what I want to say.”
Considering his plunging numbers in the polls, O’Rourke is in need of an entirely new campaign, not just a slogan.
Steyer: ‘Criminal’ Trump ‘Dangerous for American People’
Presidential contender and billionaire activist Tom Steyer accused President Trump on Wednesday of being a “criminal” using “racism to divide Americans,” and claimed he is becoming more “dangerous.”
“He’s a criminal, he’s a threat to the Constitution. And he’s dangerous for the American people,” Steyer said, adding that Trump is “the most corrupt president in American history.”
Asked about the “send her back” chants directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar during a recent Trump rally, Steyer replied that there is “nothing lower in the world than going after” people based on their “race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion… and [Trump] does all of the above.” He stated that Trump uses racism to “distract attention from his failed economic policies” and “the failure of his whole presidency,” a ludicrous accusation considering the country’s booming economy and Trump’s actual record with minorities.
Warren Apologizes Again For Native American Ancestry Claims
During a “Conversation with the Candidate” forum in New Hampshire Thursday, 2020 White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren apologized for controversial past claims of Native American ancestry and admitted the obvious: that she is “not a person of color” and “not a citizen of a tribe.”
A mother of black twins at the event asked the Massachusetts senator how she can “overcome the bridge with voters” who question her cynical appropriation of Native American heritage.
“Like most people, my brothers and I learned about who we are from our mom and our dad. My family’s very important to me, and based on that, sometimes, decades ago, I identified that way,” she said. “Even so, I shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, and I’ve apologized for any confusion over tribal sovereignty, tribal citizenship and any harm caused by that,” she added.
Omar Compares Israel to Nazi Germany in Pro-BDS Resolution
Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives Tuesday which supports the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement — and compares Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.
Omar’s resolution is an alternative to a bipartisan, non-binding pro-Israel resolution, H. Res. 246, which opposes the BDS movement, noting that it targets Jews and stokes hatred against Israel. Omar’s resolution, H. Res. 496, is co-sponsored by Reps. John Lewis and Rashida Tlaib. Both Omar and Tlaib have repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements which they refuse to retract or apologize for.
The resolution declares that Americans have the right to engage in boycotts against Israel, lumping the tiny Middle East democracy in with past evil regimes in apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.
Baldwin: Our Allies Think Many Americans Are ‘Outright Racists’
Actor/activist Alec Baldwin claimed on social media that “our friends in other countries” now believe a “mass of Americans are outright racists” because of President Trump.
“One of the tragic outcomes of the Trump era is that many of our friends in other countries now believe that a critical mass of Americans are outright racists,” he tweeted without adducing any examples or evidence.
Baldwin is principally known now for his ongoing anger management issues, imitations of Trump on the purported comedy show Saturday Night Live, and social media attacks against the Trump administration, which he claims is run by a group of “bandits, whores, and thieves.” He described Trump recently as a “National Socialist tumor,” an obvious reference to Hitler’s Nazi Party — and an ironic one, considering that the Democrats, not Republicans, are the party of socialism.
Judge Cuts Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Over Undercover Videos
A federal judge said Wednesday he intends to substantially reduce a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against the citizen journalists who documented the abortion mill’s sales of baby body parts with undercover video.
In a victory for the First Amendment rights of the Center for Medical Progress, the producer of the videos, Judge William Orrick III of U.S. District Court in San Francisco delivered a tentative ruling which stated that the judge was “inclined to exclude from the case all damages that stem from third parties’ reactions to the release of the video recordings as impermissible damages barred by the First Amendment absent a defamation claim.”
The lawsuit will move ahead on September 30, but Orrick’s ruling cuts Planned Parenthood’s claim from over $20 million in damages to less than $100,000 due to the organization’s failure to provide evidence.