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Conservative Network’s Anchor Invokes Ronald Reagan To Challenge GOP Presidential Candidate

Marco Rubio is one of a great many conservatives who are not only demanding President Barack Obama be denied his constitutional responsibility to fill the now empty seat that was held by the late Antonin Scalia, but is falsely claiming precedent to support his desire to hold the nomination for himself.

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Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Rubio was challenged by anchor and host Chris Wallace, who even invoked Ronald Reagan to poke holes in Rubio’s argument.

Wallace first referred to Rubio’s statement from the Saturday night GOP debate: 

“I do not believe the president should appoint someone,” Rubio said. “It’s not unprecedented in fact, it’s been over 80 years since a lame duck president has appointed a Supreme Court justice.”

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“Now, Senator,” Wallace chastised, “when you say ‘lame duck,’ President Obama has been a lame duck since he was re-elected in 2012,” Wallace mockingly said. “Are you saying that no president can appoint someone to the Supreme Court in their second term?”

A defiant Rubio dug in.

“Well, I’m not saying it’s illegal. He most certainly has the power to nominate someone. The Senate has already said, and Mitch McConnell last night was very clear. We are not moving forward on Supreme Court nominee until after this election.”

Then Wallace played the Reagan card:

“But Ronald Reagan named Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court in November of his seventh year. And Kennedy was actually confirmed in Reagan’s eighth year. So, are you saying somehow that November is OK but three months later is over the line?, Wallace said, almost incredulously.”

Rubio, a bit shaken, responded.

“Yes. Again, I mean, I don’t – it doesn’t really matter what they’ve done, Reagan did in ’87. It was ’87 whether he nominated him.  Obviously, it was early in the year. This is November, October, September of last year where the president had more than a year left in office than perhaps this will be a different discussion,” Rubio said, drawing a meaningless line in the sand.

“But he now has basically about 11 months and 10 1/2 months left in office,” Rubio said, stumbling, forgetting that President Obama actually has over 11 months left in office. “We have an election coming up. There will be a debate over what the Supreme Court justices should be like. And voters are going weigh in in November and they’re going to elect a new president,” he said, revealing the GOP’s real game plan: using the Supreme Court nomination as a tool to drive conservatives to the polls. 

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911 Called After Black Teens Attacked by Knife-Wielding Homeless Man – Cops Show Up and Draw Guns on the Kids

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The L.A. County Sheriffs’ Dept. is once again under fire after witnesses say three Black teens were attacked by a homeless man wielding a knife. 911 was called and the police showed up – drawing at least one assault rifle and several guns on at least one of the teenagers.

This video show witnesses screaming at police, who appear entirely uninterested in hearing their accounts, and telling them to step back.

“It’s the other guy!” one bystander can be heard repeatedly yelling at the police.

“Put your guns down,” another person urges. “They’re kids.”

Off camera, one person repeatedly tells the teens to “put your hands up,” clearly afraid the child will be shot. “They don’t care cause they Black.”

“They didn’t do nothing at all,” they add.

“It was not them,” another bystander says.

“They’re just kids,” says another.

“Tammi Collins, the mother of one of the teens, says her son and a couple of friends were sitting at a bus stop when a homeless man asked if they had any crack and then tried to steal their stuff,” TMZ reports. “She says the man became super aggro, ripped his shirt off and pulled a knife on them, and attempted to stab them. She says the kids fended the man off with their skateboards.”

At least four police vehicles can be seen in the video.

No arrests were made, but in the video one teen can be seen on his knees, his hands up, appearing to be handcuffed. The homeless person was not found.

“The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. tells TMZ, the 911 call came in as an assault with a deadly weapon,” TMZ reports. “specifically, 2 adult males hitting another man with a skateboard. The kids were detained and after deputies spoke with them and witnesses, they were released and no arrests were made. The Dept. doesn’t know what happened to the homeless man.”

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Trump-Loving ‘True Victim of the Pandemic’ Nikki Haley Slammed for Complaining Her Birthday Popcorn Order Was Late

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Nikki Haley is once again being widely mocked for a tweet. A few weeks ago it was this tweet, which basically was a very effective ad for Joe Biden:

Now, it’s something far less political – or is it?

Monday morning President Donald Trump’s former U.S. Ambassador to the UN complained about… late birthday popcorn.

This one tweet seems to sum up the opinions of many:

Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.

Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:

Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:

And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:

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Fox & Friends Furious ‘Gym Owners Are Dying,’ Because ‘Politicians’

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“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed anger Monday morning over gyms that are not allowed to re-open, or have to restrict the number of people allowed inside during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has doubled in just a few weeks to over 5 million.

“They’re dying. These gym owners are dying,” Kilmeade told his Fox News viewers, with not even a shred of understanding that in reality, 165,000 Americans have literally died from the virus.

“They have small margins anyway and they can’t do anything because these politicians won’t let ’em,” Kilmeade, clearly angry, snarled.

Kilmeade’s guest, “Body by Jake” creator Jake Steinfeld, told viewers, “Don’t quit,” and “be dilligent.”

But as soon as he started to give tips on how to stay healthy at home, which he said is “so important,” Kilmeade tried to cut him off.

“Gotcha,” Kilmeade said.

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