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Pat Robertson: Republican Voters Are Pushing Party Too Far Right



Evangelical icon and right wing extremist Pat Robertson has now branded Republican voters’ positions as “counterproductive,” and says they are pushing the party too far to the right to win a general election, adding that if they want to win in 2012, the game they’re playing right now is “the game for losers.”

Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch reports that Robertson, himself once a GOP presidential candidate, “warned that the Republican primary base is pushing their party’s potential nominees to such extremes that they will be unelectable.”

Here’s the transcript of Robertson’s warning:

I believe it was Lyndon Johnson that said, ‘Don’t these people realize if they push me over to an extreme position I’ll lose the election? And I’m the one who will be supporting what they want but they’re going to make it so I can’t win.’ Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election. Now whether this did it to Cain I don’t know, but nevertheless, you appeal to the narrow base and they’ll applaud the daylights out of what you’re saying and then you hit the general election and they say ‘no way’ and then the Democrat, whoever it is, is going to just play these statements to the hilt. They’ve got to stop this! It’s just so counterproductive!

Well, if they want to lose, this is the game for losers.

Just last month, Robertson was in hot water himself for comments he made encouraging a man to leave his wife because she had Alzheimers. In June, Robertson said that God would destroy America because same-sex marriage became legal in New York. Robertson has also said that liberals want abortion to be legal so lesbians can be equal. And infamously, last year in the wake of the most devastating earthquake in Haiti’s history, Pat Robertson told Haitian Christians that they need “a great turning to God,” because hey made a “pact with the Devil” to free themselves from the French. Basically, saying that hundreds of years ago, Haiti mortgaged the lives of their children to Satan.

Good to know Robertson thinks Republican voters are the extreme ones. I mean, of course they are, but come on!

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McEnany Scorched for Hypocrisy After Calling Miles Taylor a ‘Coward’ and a ‘Two-Faced Liar’ Pushing His Own Agenda



White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is once again under fire for her hypocrisy after attacking Miles Taylor. The former Homeland Security chief of staff for months has been criticizing the Trump administration, and today acknowledged he is “Anonymous,” the author of the bombshell 2018 New York Times op-ed revealing a small cadre of administration officials were working, he claimed, to protect America from Trump’s worst impulses.

“Miles Taylor, who now admits to being ‘Anonymous,’ once told us he was NOT Anonymous,” McEnany blared on Twitter. “He LIED! This is everything people hate about Washington — two-faced liars who push their own agendas at the expense of the People. This is the epitome of the swamp!”

She also issued a lengthy statement she submitted to the White House press pool calling Taylor a “coward,” and an “arrogant deep state operative.”

McEnany is President Donald Trump’s fourth press secretary, and while it is a crowded field she is by far the one who lies the most. Infamously, on her first day she promised reporters she would never lie to them in the beginning of her press briefing. Minutes later, she lied.

Many Americans see McEnany as a two-faced liar who pushes Trump’s agenda at the expense of the people.

On social media she was quickly scorched.



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‘Basically Describing the Plot of The Purge’: Stephen Miller Spins Stunning Lies About Biden on Trump Campaign Call



White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller appeared on a Trump re-election campaign call Wednesday and delivered a stunning array of lies about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Among them, the former two-term Democratic vice president who spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate is a “radical outlier” who “would incentivize child smuggling and child trafficking on an epic global scale.”

The unsubstantiated attacks also included lies about the Trump administration’s actions, including the false claim that under President Donald Trump migrant children were not separated from their families. The Trump administration separated thousands of children from their parents and their siblings. A recent NBC News report found 545 children will likely never be reunited, as the administration deported the parents or did not keep track of them.

“This administration kept families together,” Miller, a white nationalist,  told reporters, as PBS ands MSNBC journalist Yamiche Alcindor reports.

Miller was actually the architect of that policy, one designed to inflict as much emotional damage as possible in an attempt to get its victims to warn other Central American refugees to not come to the U.S.

The New York Times adds that on the campaign call Miller “offered an apocalyptic vision of a Biden presidency in which he said terrorists would pour into the U.S. and America’s southern border would be overrun by migrants.”

“Tens of millions will come from every single part of planet Earth,” Mr. Miller said. Noting that the Trump administration is maintaining a stringent cap on refugee admissions, he alleged that Mr. Biden would approve “a staggering increase on refugees from the most dangerous places in the world.”

Miller also claimed Biden “would incentivize child smuggling and child trafficking on an epic global scale,” CNN’s DL Judd adds, which is a staggering and unsubstantiated lie. 

Judd also reports that “with the president’s refusal to condemn the dangerous Q Anon conspiracy theory, which baseless accuses a number of public figures of child trafficking, Miller’s comments on Biden are all the more dangerous.”

Daily Beast Contributing Editor Justin Baragona weighs in on Miller’s lie:

BuzzFeed News immigration reporter Hamed Aleaziz, who has done extensive reporting on the Trump administration’s illegal treatment of migrant children, offers this colorful interpretation of Miller’s false claims:

CQ Roll Call immigration reporter Tanvi Misra:

And there’s this from Los Angeles Times White House reporter Noah Bierman:

Miller’s participation on the call itself is questionable, as he is a member of the administration. The campaign claimed he was appearing in his personal capacity but in recent weeks Trump officials have repeatedly violated the Hatch Act without the slightest concern.

Former Trump administration DHS spokesman David Lapan had some harsh words for Miller’s potential Hatch Act violation:


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Watch: Trump Announces He Will Use the Courts to Stop States From Counting Ballots Past Election Day



President Donald Trump has just announced he will use the federal courts – which he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have packed with hundreds of far right wing extremist judges over the past four years – to block states from counting ballots past Election Day.

On Tuesday, Trump hinted as he often does, his intention – suggesting, falsely, that counting ballots after Election Day is illegal.

Vox journalist Aaron Rupar at the time noted, “I don’t know whether he’ll succeed, but it’s very clear that Trump is going to try to prevent states from tallying votes after Election Day.

He just made clear he will.

“We’ll see what happens at the end of the day,” on Election Day, Trump said Wednesday afternoon, according to CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski. “Hopefully it won’t go longer than that. Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won’t be allowed by the various courts.”

Heres the video:

The “various courts,” include the U.S. Supreme Court, which weeks ago Trump made clear had to have nine Justices so it could decide the election in his favor. He got his wish in record time, with Justice Barrett’s Monday night confirmation and swearing in.


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