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Log Cabin Republicans Have Been Cheerleaders for Trump but on His Revoking Transgender Guidance, Crickets

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‘I’m Willing to Give Jeff Sessions a Chance’ Said Log Cabin’s President 

The Log Cabin Republicans just haven’t found the time to comment on – much less denounce – the Trump administration’s decision to effectively tell every public school district in the country they can ignore civil rights law when it comes to children who are transgender. 

Hours before the Trump administration officially revoked President Barack Obama’s guidance directing schools to protect the civil rights of transgender students, an interview with Log Cabin Republicans’ president Gregory T. Angelo appeared in Quartz. 

“I always go back to the fact that we have a pro-LGBT president and leadership starts from the top,” Angelo told Quartz.

“Every time Trump has had an opportunity to distance himself from the LGBT community he’s actually done quite the opposite,” he said.

“Newt Gingrich said ‘transgender’ on the main stage of the GOP convention!” Angelo also told Quartz.

“I’m willing to give Jeff Sessions a chance,” it says, quoting Angelo. 

Attorney General Sessions was the force behind the administration’s decision, 33 days into office, to rescind the guidance. And to be clear, it’s not the guidance from the Obama administration that directly protects trans students – Title IX, a federal civil rights law does – but the guidance made it very clear to schools they have a legal obligation to protect transgender students, and made it exceptionally clear if they did not the full weight of the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education would ensure they did. The Trump move telegraphs to schools the executive branch will look the other way, despite its statement LGBT students must be given a safe environment.

“I think this is a tremendous opportunity for LGBT Republicans. We really are in a unique position, because we are coming from a place of conversation, dialogue and advisement—as opposed to unrelenting opposition, which seems to be the battle cry of the LGBT left,” Angelo said.

The GOP official 2016 platform, by the way, was the most anti-LGBT in history. It’s clear the Log Cabin Republicans have accomplished – what, exactly? The platform opposes same-sex marriage, rights for transgender people, and endorses conversion therapy. It also calls for passage of the unconstitutional First Amendment Defense Act, a sweeping “religious liberty” bill that gives anyone, including individuals, religious groups, corporations, and non-profits, the right to discriminate against LGBT people by claiming they have a “religious belief or moral conviction” that requires them to do so. FADA also gives that same right to discriminate against anyone they believe has ever had pre-marital sex, regardless of gender.

Trump has promised to sign it.

The Log Cabin Republicans, while not endorsing Trump, made clear they support him and will work with him. Their tweets make their position quite clear. A few examples:

In his Quartz interview, Angelo continued to applaud Trump.

“Trump put out a formal statement, saying that preservation of LGBT rights and support for the LGBT community were a hallmark of his campaign, and that he would continue to do that in his presidency. To my knowledge, this is the first time we’ve had a sitting Republican president specifically issue a statement of affirmation in support of the LGBTQ community.”

America is well-aware that Donald Trump’s words are meaningless. He literally lies every day. Literally. The Washington Post this week noted President Trump lies on average four times a day. “There hasn’t been a single day of Trump’s presidency in which he has said nothing false or misleading,” the Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote. 

Let’s get back to Jeff Sessions, Trump’s man at the Dept. of Justice, the man who pushed to have the Obama transgender guidance gutted.

After saying he was willing to give Attorney General Sessions a chance, Angelo told Quartz:

“This comes from my perceptions of what it means to be an attorney general. I believe liberals feel it is the job of the attorney general to interpret the law, and conservatives feel it’s the job of the attorney general to uphold the law. There’s a key difference there,” Angelo said.

“All of the opposition to Sessions from the LGBT left was born from questions about ways he’d interpret law. And time and again during his hearing, Sessions said that he would faithfully execute the laws of the country. In his opening statement, he said explicitly that he recognized the fight for equality that the country’s LGBT community values.”

OK, well, Sessions’ predecessor – and the courts – have “interpreted” Title IX to include transgender students.

The law is the law, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. 

Yet Sessions chose to go against the law, falsely claiming the confusion supposedly surrounding it warranted revoking the Obama guidance. That’s like saying “people who don’t know they have to file their taxes shouldn’t have to.” That’s not how the law works. 

Yet here is Angelo, the head of the Log Cabin Republicans, supporting Sessions and Trump. And what have the Log Cabin Republicans said in response to the Trump administration’s revocation of the Obama guidance?

Nothing.

Not a thing.

Crickets.

 

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Trump Mocked After WSJ Reports He Wants to Start a New ‘Patriot Party’ – The Original Was Linked to the Black Panthers

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“Patriot Party was socialist antifa”

President Donald Trump in recent days has been talking about starting up a new political party, called the Patriot Party. Social media users immediately mocked Trump – not only for wanting to start a new party, given his historically unpopular polling numbers, but because of the name he chose for his new group.

Late last week former Trump Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told Foreign Policy that President Trump is just plain ignorant of history.

“His understanding of global events, his understanding of global history, his understanding of US history was really limited,” Tillerson said. “It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept for why we’re talking about this.”

The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night reported Trump wants to call his new political party the Patriot Party.

Not surprisingly, there already has been a Patriot Party, starting in the 1960’s. It ended in the ’80’s. Trump was alive during those years, but apparently missed it.

The Patriot Party was affiliated with the Black Panthers, a far-left anti-racism Black power political group that disbanded in the early ’80’s. It grew through community organizing and became popular among poor rural Americans by advocating for free basic necessities, including food and wood for stoves.

Trump apparently isn’t the first in recent days to come up with the idea. It’s been rolling around on social media since last month.

Here’s what some are saying:

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Calls Grow for Expulsion of ‘Insurrectionist’ and ‘Enemy of Democracy’ Josh Hawley After He Roadblocks Biden DHS Pick

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‘On the Side of Terrorists and Insurrectionists’

Americans are once again ramping up calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to be expelled from the United States Senate after he announced he will block quick consideration of incoming President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Dept. of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Hawley was one of the leaders of the movement that led to the January 6 insurrection, during which 5 people died. An infamous image of him standing outside the U.S. Capitol that day with his fist raised in the air has circulated countless times on the internet. Many, including his state’s top newspaper, has said he has “blood on his hands” while calling for him to resign.

Homeland Security has not had a Senate-confirmed Secretary in nearly two years, since Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation in April of 2019. The massive $52 billion agency created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks is charged with fighting terrorism and homeland security threats, securing U.S. borders, securing cyberspace and critical infrastructure, preserving and upholding the nation’s prosperity and economic security, strengthening preparedness and resilience, according to its website.

On Tuesday Senator Hawley said Mayorkas, who is eminently qualified – including having served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 – had not “adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border.”

In response to Hawley’s actions today and seditious role in the attempted coup, Americans, including political experts, are demanding Hawley’s expulsion from the Senate.

Take a look:

 

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Trump to Say ‘The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning’ in Often False But Final Remarks as President

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President Donald Trump will deliver a final speech Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to tell America that “the movement we started is only just beginning.” He will release a video at 4 PM ET.

CNN’s Jim Acosta says in Trump’s remarks “he takes no responsibility for inciting that mob” that attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup on January 6.

“He does not accept that he lost the election to Joe Biden,” the CNN anchor adds, “which would undercut the lie that he told for weeks and weeks.”

It does not appear Trump will mention Joe Biden’s name, he continued, saying Trump appears to be “carrying on the sore-loserism” he has had since Election Day.  “This appears to be the bare minimum one would expect from an outgoing president.”

Trump, according to multiple reports, is also expected to say, “This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”

He reportedly will also say:

“The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves – a loss of confidence in our national greatness.”

“America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.”

“We restored American Strength at home—and American leadership abroad.”

“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

“We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.”

Many of these excerpts are flat-out lies:

UPDATE –
Here’s the video:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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