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‘Morally Bankrupt Loser’: Top Trump VP Contender Wants to Deport 20 Million People

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J.D. Vance, the venture capitalist-turned Republican Ohio U.S. Senator, ignited a firestorm when declared support for the deportation of what he claims are 20 million undocumented people in the United States.

Senator Vance came to power thanks in large part to tech billionaire Peter Thiel bankrolling his campaign. Vance’s book, which alleges to speak for the forgotten people in middle America had become a best-seller, while also being criticized as “an example of poverty porn designed to appeal to the same type of (white) viewer who may believe they understand ‘urban poverty’ because they watched HBO’s ‘The Wire.’ ”

An anonymous Twitter account with a bio that literally says, “Just here to collect liberal tears,” over the weekend had posted:

“I’m so sick of this administration. I’m 23 years old. I’m ready to buy a house and start putting my roots down, but I have to stick to renting because the house market is ridiculous. Vote for the convicted felon. This shit is getting old.”

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Former journalist James Surowiecki, author of the book, “The Wisdom of Crowds,” responded: “How will Trump’s policies make it easier for this guy to buy a house? He has no answer. (Literally – I asked.) It’s just ‘Mortgage rates were low under Trump, and they’re higher under Biden, therefore Trump will bring mortgage rates down.’ It’s magical thinking.”

That’s when Senator Vance, a top contender on Trump’s vice presidential running mate short list, decided to ride the wave of anti-immigrant hate that has fueled the ex-president’s campaigns.

“Not having 20 million illegal aliens who need to be housed (often at public expense) will absolutely make housing more affordable for American citizens,” Vance a multi-millionaire according to Forbes, claimed to great criticism. “But I see the left’s strategy of making fun of people for suffering under Biden policies continues apace.”

Housing, including mortgage rates, while high in the U.S. are far higher in other developed nations thanks in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. economy is the best in the world right now – number one, according to The Wall Street Journal in April.

Vance was quickly scorched:

“You are so full of shit. 20 million people being rounded, put in camps, and deported will break the economy,” declared former Lincoln Project executive director Fred Wellman. “You also act like it will be free to do this. How many billions will be spent to build the fascist ‘deportation force?’ Camps? Flights? What does any of that have to do with interest rates and housing costs? You are a liar and a propagandist. It’s pathetic how someone who was once a Marine is such a morally bankrupt loser now.”

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Immigration advocate Thomas Kennedy wrote: “A U.S. Senator is advocating for a mass deportation program so that homes of immigrants can be seized and redistributed. Also the 20 million figure isn’t even accurate. Just a terrible person.”

“This is a dumbass bumper-sticker slogan answer and his own angry hallucination, all showing that the intellect gap between the nutjobs and those considered the GOP’s most sage and sophisticated thinkers is much more narrow that you’ve been led to believe,” responded Los Angeles Tribune investigative reporter Joe Rossi.

“People should take a moment to imagine the amount of terror, violence, expense and destruction that is going to be necessary to deport TWENTY MILLION people. And also, think the won’t just mess up and grab a whole bunch of American citizens while they’re at it?” observed MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

“Let’s deport all the people who build the houses and find out what happens to housing prices. Great plan!” mocked Robby Soave, senior editor of the Libertarian magazine Reason.

“Hitler also carried out mass deportations to create more living space for the Volksgemeinschaft,” reminded journalist Aaron Rupar.

American Immigration Council Policy Director Aaron Reichlin-Melnick weighed in: “Setting aside that there aren’t 20 million undocumented immigrants (actual number is 12-15 million, depending on if you count new arrivals facing removal proceedings in the number), it’s pretty dark to say the US should seize and redistribute millions of peoples’ homes.”

Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall served up this take:

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AOC Slams Anti-Biden Efforts: ‘My Community Does Not Have the Option to Lose’

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most-powerful voices in the House Democratic caucus, re-asserted her support for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as some congressional Democrats along with pundits, pollsters, and strategists have called on the President to quit his campaign.

The 34-year-old progressive New York Democrat in a nearly hour-long live video recorded after midnight declared her opposition to those proposing an “open convention,” where the Democratic nominee fro president would be decided, despite the 2024 primaries which Biden and Harris won. She blasted the numerous Democrats anonymously calling for Biden to end his campaign, and slammed those who have little to lose who appear to be behind the movement to oust the President, and those who have already concluded the Democrats cannot win.

“I will say, what upsets me is people saying, ‘we will lose.’ ”

“For me,” she continued, before taking a long, thoughtful pause, “I don’t care who – to a certain extent – I don’t care what name is on there. We are not losing.”

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“I’m about you, but my community does not have the option to lose. My community does not have the luxury of accepting loss in July,” she said before stressing, “of an election year.”

“Like, my people are the first ones deported. They’re the first ones put in Rikers,” she continued, referring to the infamous New York City jail. “They’re the first ones whose families are killed by war. And this is horrific. I’m not here to like say everything is amazing. Okay, I’m not here to say that like, oh, you know, to lie to people. What I am here to say is that we need to live, we need to make decisions in the conditions that we have before us.”

“Most of the Ocasio-Cortez’s nearly hour-long Live session focused on the risks of forcing Biden to step aside, including potential legal challenges from Republicans and ballot access deadlines in various states. ‘I have not seen a scenario, an alternative scenario, that I feel does not set us up for enormous peril,’ she said,” Business Insider reported.

“If you’re falling out of a coconut tree, God bless you,” she said. “If you’re riding with the President, God bless. I’m not an open-convention person. I think that is crazy.”

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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez also made headlines by pointing out that she believes if President Biden were to step aside, Vice President Kamala Harris would also be targeted by some of the same Democrats trying to oust the President.

“I’m just going to say it: If you think that there is consensus among the people who want Joe Biden to leave… that they will support Kamala, Vice President Harris, you would be mistaken,” she added. “They are interested in removing the whole ticket.”

To those Democrats leaking opinions or being quoted anonymously, she had a few strong words.

“That’s b*llsh*t. If you have an opinion, say it with your chest and say it in public,” she said. “That’s a bunch of horsesh*t.”

Her Instagram Live remarks have over 80,000 likes and 6000 comments.

What her full video and the short clip above or at this link.

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House Dem Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Hispanic Caucus Campaign Arm Rally Behind Biden

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Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, in line to become Speaker if Democrats retake the House in November, Friday morning told reporters the presidential ticket has not changed and he believes President Joe Biden is capable of doing the job and winning re-election.

Jeffries’ remarks come amid calls for President Biden to exit the re-election campaign, largely from the “Democratic machine,” including pundits, strategists, and pollsters, along with some Democratic members of the House and Senate.

“President Biden, as I’ve said repeatedly, is our nominee,” Leader Jeffries said in Brooklyn Friday morning, according to video (below) posted by WNBC-TV managing editor Steven Bognar. “He has a tremendous track record of success. He’s one of the most accomplished American presidents in our history. And, he has the vision, I believe the ability, the capacity and the track record to make a case to the American people that will result in us being successful in November.”

“I’ve answered that question repeatedly over the last three weeks,” Jeffries also told reporters, as NBC 4 reported. “I’ve answered that question repeatedly, my answer has not changed.”

Also Friday morning the congressional arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced its endorsement of the President’s re-election bid.

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“The fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Bold PAC, has endorsed President Joe Biden for re-election, the Biden campaign said in a statement on Friday,” Reuters reports.

Forbes reported last week, “Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., chair of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, expressed support for President Joe Biden, bolstering Biden’s argument that his base is still behind him amid calls for him to step aside in the race.”

Also last week, The Washington Post reported, “Black House Democrats embrace Biden at another critical juncture.”

“The importance of the roughly 60-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) — which includes [Rep. James] Clyburn and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) — was on display Monday night as Biden met with the bloc in a Zoom call, the first with a group of elected lawmakers. The message that many Black Democrats planned to convey to Biden, according to the people familiar with the CBC’s thinking: We will stick by you as we always have.”

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Congressman Clyburn, who was instrumental in Biden winning the Democratic nomination in 2020, and the election, “has said publicly that he is firmly behind Biden but open to embracing Vice President Harris filling the role if Biden steps aside,” The Post reported.

But while last week the paper noted, “not a single Black House Democrat has defected,” Friday morning one member of the CBC did. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) became the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to break ranks, as Punchbowl News’ Max Cohen reported.

MSNBC reports on Friday a total of six members of the U.S. House and one U.S. Senator called on President Biden to exit the race.

Watch video of Democratic Leader Jeffries from Friday below or at this link.

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‘Stop the Attacks’: 1400 Black Women Leaders Demand DNC Support Biden and Harris

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Amid reports of multiple top Democrats telling President Joe Biden he should end his reelection campaign, largely based on polling, more than 1400 Black women leaders and allies have sent Democratic Party leaders a letter demanding they support Biden, the presumptive nominee, and his running mate, Vice President Kamala Harris.

Calling the efforts to oust President Biden “unjust and undemocratic,” the letter states: “The Biden-Harris Administration is running on a solid record of historic legislative accomplishments and a commitment to finish their agenda to improve the lives of all Americans, protect our rights, freedoms and democracy. Further, we believe it is unfair and disruptive to judge President Biden for having a bad 90-minute debate performance against a serial liar who wants to destroy our democracy and be a dictator-in-chief.”

“Now is the time for the Democratic Party to stop the attacks against their own presidential nominee that ‘we the people’ voted for and focus on defeating the real threat to our democracy and that is Donald Trump,” they say.

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The Hill reported on the letter Thursday afternoon.

No political affiliation was indicated.

Its signatories include attorney Keisha Lance Bottoms, the former Atlanta mayor and former Biden Director of the Office of Public Engagement, and former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black American woman elected to the Senate.

The letter also states the women “are writing to share our deep concern and dismay at the lack of unity being displayed by some of our elected democrats and Democratic Party leadership, who are not standing firmly and resolutely for the re-election of President Joseph Biden and his running mate, Vice President Kamala Harris.”

“During the primary election process held across the country earlier this year, 14 million Americans cast ballots for President Biden and Vice President Harris. They are the duly elected democratic party nominees for the 2024 Presidential election. We reject all efforts to disregard this fact or to circumvent the will of millions of voters who participated in a democratic process. The primaries held earlier this year were the appropriate time to challenge candidates for the nomination and press arguments about qualifications. The suggestion that any candidate who won their primary should simply step aside because victory appears difficult at the moment is disrespectful to the voters, unjust and undemocratic.

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A small selection of other signatories include:

Political strategist and former acting DNC chair Donna Brazile

Former NAACP national president Hazel Dukes

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter

Actress and producer Vivica Fox

Attorney CK Hoffler, former Chair of the National Bar Association

Star Jones, former co-host of “The View”

Tennessee state Rep. Karen Camper, the Democratic Minority Leader

Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, Chief Operating Officer of the National Council of Churches

North Carolina State Senator Kandie Smith

Regina Goodwin, Oklahoma state Rep. from 2015 to 2024, now state Senator-elect

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