CNN: Inside Politics: ‘Donald Trump’s House GOP Allies Travel To New York To Discredit Manhattan DA’

Trump’s House GOP allies travel to New York to discredit Manhattan DASource:CNN– U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (Republican, Ohio) vs Manhattan, New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Source:The New Democrat

“House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are exemplifying the lengths they are willing to go to discredit Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s criminal case against former President Donald Trump with a New York field hearing on Bragg’s home turf.”

From CNN

I know I’m not a lawyer and if that is not a newsflash for anyone, you really do have no idea who I am. But, you have a U.S. Congressional committee, in this case, the House Judiciary Committee, led by Representative Jim Jordan (Republican, Ohio) trying to interfere, with American tax dollars, into a municipal criminal investigation, against one of their own residents, who also happens to be a private citizen as well, in Donald J. Trump.

Where’s the jurisdiction here? What standing does a Federal institution, (in this case the U.S. House of Representatives) have to investigate into the affairs of a municipal investigation? (Meaning the Manhattan, New York District Attorney’s Office) I’m not qualified to give out legal advice, but I think that’s what would be the argument for Manhattan DA, against the House Republicans.

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Real Time With Bill Maher: ‘How The Left Was Lost’

New Rule_ How the Left Was Lost _ Real Time (HBO)Source:Real Time With Bill Maher– telling the Far-Left in America to grow up.

“Bill slams this ridiculous new era of mind-numbing partisanship, where simply speaking truth to your own party can make you an instant hero to the other side.”

From Real Time With Bill Maher

Because of America’s crazy and outdated two-party system, you have two, large, political parties in America, that have two crazy factions in it. Which means you have a Democratic Party that believes in both liberal democracy, quality of opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice, as well as personal freedom is dangerous, capitalism is racist, free speech is bigoted, minorities and women should be treated better than the majority population and Caucasian men. Because the Democratic Party has a Center-Right and Center-Left, that believes in liberal values that I mentioned before and a Far-Left that believes in the crazy values that I just mentioned.

So America has a Democratic Party that looks and acts like the adults in the room, but only because they are the adults in the room. Who tend to run the Democratic Party and don’t need a gerrymandered district to get elected to anything, who can not just get elected statewide in swing states, but who can get elected statewide in Democratic states. (Where Far-left Democrats can’t, like in California) And a Far-Left that really should be in the Green Party (when they’re not occupying mental institutions) who can’t get elected anywhere, to anything, that doesn’t just have an overwhelmingly Democratic population, but left-wing Democratic population.

I’m not saying America should have a parliamentary political system, because that would make me a crazy leftist as well. But the two-party system is why America has a Democratic Party that has two political factions that simply don’t agree on much, because the Far-Left has nowhere else to go, because they represent such a small percentage of the country. And the Green Party is simply to small for them to get elected to anything, that’s worth anything in America.

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Real Time With Bill Maher: ‘Monologue: Time’s Up for Governor Cuomo’

Real Time With Bill Maher_ 'Monologue_ Time's Up for Governor Cuomo'Source:Real Time With Bill Maher– talking about the downfall of Governor Andrew Cuomo (Democrat, New York)

Source:The New Democrat

“Bill recaps the top issues of the week, including Barack Obama’s birthday plans and the growing pressure on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.”

From Real Time With Bill Maher

At risk of stating the obvious, which I can assure you this is not the first time I’ve taken this risk: Governor Andrew Cuomo had to resign. He literally had no choice, because it was either that or he gets impeached convicted his own party in the New York Legislature (Assembly and Senate) and he would be like the Richard Nixon of New York (for anyone who was born in the 20th Century, or remembers hearing about it) where his own party leadership tells him: “Dude, we don’t even want you as Governor anymore. Leave now and we won’t kick your ass out.”

Now having said all that: if you look at the politics of this, now the new Governor Kathy Hochul will have a clean slate and be able to run for Governor herself next year and not with a thousands pounds of baggage that New York Democrats would have to carry around with them every time, including when they try to catch a flight or even go to the bathroom.

New York Republicans will have to try to run on their own records and perhaps even away from Donald Trump (like the Japanese tried to run from Godzilla) if they’re running statewide. And have to try to convince New York voters, even upstate voters of why they’re better qualified to run the New York Government, than the Democrats. So the Cuomo resignation could become a political boomerang.

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Jack Bauer: Falling Down (1993) Park Beggar Scene

Jack Bauer_ Falling Down (1993) Park Beggar SceneSource:Jack Bauer– Michael Douglas at his best.

Source:The New Democrat

“Falling Down – Park Beggar Scene (1080p) Pretty funny scene.”

From Jack Bauer

The title of this scene could’ve been “how to spot a phony” because that’s exactly what William (played by Michael Douglas) does in this scene.

The beggar (played by John Fleck) sees William as his next target and thinks the guy must have money because he has a briefcase, is wearing a white shirt and tie. He must also think that William is a dipshit (to be frank) because his gives him this bullshit (to be frank) story about a guy down from Santa Barbara whose just run into some bad luck and would like William to help him out.

But William who has just been fired and isn’t doing so well himself wants nothing to do with the bum in the park and calls bullshit on him and puts the bum in his place, which is this park where he belongs.

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Emma Lover: Julia Roberts & Billy Crystal- America’s Sweethearts (2001)

Emma Lover_ Julia Roberts & Billy Crystal- America's Sweethearts (2001)Source:Emma Lover– Billy Crystal and Julia Roberts in America’s Sweethearts (2001)

Source:The New Democrat

“Emma Roberts in America’s Sweethearts 2001. Emma is the girl with a purple shirt in the back.”

From Emma Lover

Just to give you a little background about the Kiki character (played by Julia Roberts) in this movie, hopefully before you watch the video: Kiki is a recovering food addict, (or whatever the obese term is for alcoholic) a woman who lost 100 plus pounds and now looks like Julia Roberts. (I wonder why) Who tells Lee (played by Billy Crystal) “This is what falling off the wagon looks like” meaning her eating a tone of food in one sitting.

Kiki’s is the personal assistant of her sister (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) who is a very popular actress in Hollywood. I mean if you are familiar with any of the Real Housewives shows, you have a very good idea of what Gwen (played by CZ Jones) is like: very attractive, but very narcissistic and when she can’t get her way exactly the way she wants it, she goes out of her way to make others feel as badly as she does.

So in this scene the latest argument between the two sisters is about Eddie (played by John Cusack) who just happens to be Gwen’s husband, but they’re separated. And now Kiki and Eddie are falling in love with each other and Gwen can’t seem to handle that and takes it out on her sister Kiki and that’s why Kiki falls off the wagon (as she said) because of her sister Gwen.

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CNN: Chris Cillizza: ‘Why Wokeness Is The Biggest Threat to Democrats in 2022’

CNN_ Chris Cillizza- 'Why Wokeness Is The Biggest Threat to Democrats in 2022'Source:CNN– Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat, New York) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) the two Democratic leaders of Congress.

Source:The New Democrat

“As Democrats gear up for the 2022 midterms, they know their biggest challenge likely comes from within their own party: the rise of “woke culture” on the far left. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Democrats need to navigate this self-made minefield and push back on Republicans’ anti-woke messaging if they want to score big wins in the upcoming election.”

From CNN

Just on a personal note: doesn’t Chris Cillizza look like the comedian or comedic actor Jeremy Piven? They’re only about 5-10 years apart in real life and I think they have similar sense of humors.

As far as what Chris Cillizza and James Carville are arguing here: I agree with almost everything that they are arguing here, except for two points. Replace the word liberal with just about anything else, except for progressive, like I don’t know, hippie, bedwetter, children, and my two favorites, Socialist and Communist and I would jump on that train blindfolded to get on board with Chis Cillizza here.

I’m not sure the Far-Left of the party (unless they can’t escape their favorite coffee house and Apple Store long enough to vote in 2022) is the biggest threat to Congressional Democrats in 2022.

A lot of other factors could hurt Democrats more like another dip in the economy with inflation and higher interest rates becoming factors. Or rising crime with Democrats looking like they don’t want to adequately fund law enforcement, could be even bigger weights for Democratic incumbents and candidates to have to carry around, than the Far-Left that might represent 20% of the country at this point.

If the Far-Left only represents 20% of the country that might be 33% of the Democratic Party, (Bernie Sanders entire coalition) so Democrats need these folks on board to be successful in 2022. But 67% always beats 33% (at least according to my calculations) and the 67 is the mainstream, establishment, progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

If Far-Left Democrats want a major role in the Democratic Party, especially at the leadership level and not been seen as 5 year olds who are always stuck at the kiddy table, they need to get on board and do their part to help the Democratic Party in 2022. And then have their ideological and cultural battles in 2023.

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CBS Sports: NFL 1986- Super Bowl 21- New York Giants vs Denver Broncos

CBS Sports_ NFL 1986- Super Bowl 21- New York Giants vs Denver BroncosSource:CBS Sports– Rose Bowl Stadium welcomes you to Super Bowl 21, between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos. No one else actually said that, other than me, that I’m aware of anyway.

Source:The New Democrat

“Super Bowl XXI – Broncos vs Giants. January 25, 1987, Super Bowl XXI, Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants”

From 80s Football Cards

I know this is going to sound weird, but just hear me out and you might agree with me: I think Super Bowl 21 was actually an interesting game and a lot more competitive than a lot of classic NFL fans and historians believe it was. I know right, 39-20 with the Giants completely taking apart the Broncos. But they did that in the 2nd half. The Broncos were ahead after the 1st quarter and 1st half and Broncos QB John Elway actually played fairly well in the first half.

It was 26-10 after 3 with the Giants leading and they added 3 more points to their lead in the 4th. So the Giants gradually pulled way leaving the Broncos with opportunities to get back in the game, but the Giants defense almost completely shutting down Elway and company in the 2nd half.

On paper, Super Bowl 21 was a very competitive football game. The difference being that the Giants were a big, strong football team on both sides of the ball. With the Broncos being a very quick and mobile team on both sides of the ball, but not physically strong enough to stop a big, strong, good offensive team that the Giants had in the mid and late 1980s. But their type of team served the Broncos very well in the AFC in the 1980s. So yeah, 39-20, but the Giants wore down the Broncos over 4 quarters with their big, strong offense and defense.

Super Bowl 21 wasn’t like the Giants were simply 19 points better as far as personal. They were just that much bigger and stronger than the Broncos. Similar to a great heavyweight who wears down his opponents over time with a lot of deadly body shorts, before he eventually knocks him out.

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Afro Marxist: ‘Angela Davis on Cuba, Fidel Castro and the U.S Embargo’

Afro Marxist_ 'Angela Davis on Cuba, Fidel Castro and the U_S Embargo'Source:Afro Marxist– Professor and New-Left political activist Angela Davis, talking about Cuba.

Source:The New Democrat

“Angela Davis talks about her experiences in Cuba and her feelings about Fidel Castro. She discusses Cuban Americans and her opposition to the US embargo.”

From Afro Marxist

Just to give you a little background on Professor Angela Davis: she was one of the first early victims of political correctness in America. Not coming from the Far-Left, where of course Professor Davis was a self-described Communist up until the late 1970s or 80s, but coming from the Far-Right that literally wanted to put her in prison for being a Communist and someone who was a professor at the University of California Los Angeles in the late 1960s and 70s. California law enforcement tried to tie her to bank robberies that were going on back then, but had no real evidence against her.

Professor Davis is essentially making the argument here that the problems with Cuba are America’s fault, and not, gee I don’t know, the Marxist-Communist regime in Cuba that’s held back the Cuban people freedom for the last sixty years.

I’m against the embargo against Cuba as well, but to argue that the embargo is what’s holding back Cuba, when the rest of the developed world trades with Communist Cuba and has relations with Communist Cuba, is ludicrous. Besides, if the Communist system is a progressive as it’s supposed to be (which of course it isn’t) you think Cuba could overcome one embargo from one country.

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Michael Smerconish: ‘Cuba Libre’

Michael Smerconish_ 'Cuba Libre'Source:Michael Smerconish– talking about Cuba.

Source:The New Democrat

“In response to recent mass protests in Cuba, Biden called the nation a “failed state” and communism a “failed system.”

Christopher P. Baker, a travel journalist, tour guide, and Cuba expert, joins me to discuss. What do the protests mean for US foreign policy? Plus, I reminisce on my 2016 trip to Cuba with Baker.”

From Michael Smerconish

To answer Michael Smerconish’s question myself about what should if anything be done about Cuba, at least coming from America: President Joe Biden and his administration need to stand with the Cuban people and speak out against any possible crackdowns and new oppressions that come from the Communist Regime there. Speak out against the failures of Communists and communism in Cuba and stand with people there who speaking out in favor of freedom and the failures of the Cuban Government.

I believe you have Cubans speaking out in favor of their own freedom and against communism, but these large protests there are about the latest Communist failures having to do with the shortages of food and medicine. I believe without those shortages, you don’t have Cubans in the capital of Havana speaking out in favor of their freedom right now, because we weren’t seeing that at least pre-Covid. I think with Cuba unable to deal with these current shortages as it has to do with food and medicine, is the reason why they’re speaking out against the Communist Regime there.

What America shouldn’t do is increase sanctions on Cuba and if anything it’s time for President Biden to risk taking on the Cuban-American community in Florida and try to reach out with the Communist Regime and tell them if they leave their own people alone and let them live at least somewhat freely, their country could expand economically, which would benefit the Cuban people. Even if it also benefits the Communists there, the benefits that would have on the Cuban people would outweigh anything that the Communists could gain from that, because the money and business would be going to the people.

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CNN: Rosemary Church: ‘Thousands Demand Freedom in Cuba’s Largest Demonstration in Decades’

CNN_ Rosemary Church- 'Thousands Demand Freedom in Cuba's Largest Demonstration in Decades'Source:CNN– Cubans protesting against their Communist Regime.

Source:The New Democrat

“Thousands have gathered in Cuba to protest a lack of freedom and the country’s worsening economic situation in the largest mass demonstration in decades. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports from Havana.”

From CNN

This post is really about Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria O. Cortez, and other so-called Democratic Socialists in Congress (House and Senate) and their lack of any response about Cubans protesting against their Communist Regime.

If you really are a Democratic Socialist, then protesting not just against Communists and communism should be very easy for you. Perhaps not politically, especially with your Far-Left, but objectively and philosophically if you are what’s called a Democratic Socialist, you should even want to speak out against Communist regimes and their failures, as well as oppression, because you are supposed to believe in democratic socialism or social democracy, but not Marxist or Leninist-Communism.

The reason why so-called Democratic Socialists get lumped in with Communists, is because when Americans tend to think of Socialists, they tend to think of Cuba and Venezuela in the West, and the People’s Republic of China in the East and the Soviet Union of Russia during the Cold War. They don’t think of the social democracies like in Britain or in Scandinavia.

But what you get from Senator Sanders and Representative Cortez (the two leading Socialists in Congress) is that they rather talk about anything else other than the failures of communism in Cuba or in Senator Sanders case, he blames the failures and shortages in Cuba on anything and anyone else than the Communist Castro Regime in Cuba. Even though they call themselves Democratic Socialists.

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