The New American – Secret internal reports and memos by one of George Soros’s left-wing front groups reveals the socialist billionaire’s subversive reach within the Obama administration, the United Nations, and the governing structures European Union, especially as it relates to the manufactured refugee/migration crisis.
Among the many noteworthy points made by Soros activists in one report is the assertion that the migrant/refugee tsunami that has already swamped Europe with 1-2 million Muslim migrants should be accepted as “the new normal.” This is not surprising, but it is alarming. It is not surprising because for many years Soros and his minions have been in the vanguard of the Open Borders/Migration Lobby. It is alarming because the radical “migration rights” agenda of the Soros network is being translated into official policy, nationally and globally.
A May 12, 2016 report of the International Migration Institute (IMI), an official project of Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), provides an important window to view the working relationships among the IMI refugee activists and their allies inside the Obama administration and the United Nations. The nine-page report, by top IMI staffers Anna Crowley and Kate Rosin, entitled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,” is one of many Soros/OSF documents released this week by DCLeaks.com, which describes itself as a project “launched by the American hacktivists” who “believe U.S. citizens have the right to know how domestic and foreign policies of the United States are shaped and who the real policy maker is.”
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The Washington Free Beacon – Islamists freely cross U.S. border with help of S. American alien smugglers. Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report.
The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest aliens” are working with a known alien smuggling network in Latin America to reach the United States. The smuggling network was not identified.
Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia, a Southcom spokeswoman, did not address the intelligence report directly but said Sunni terrorist infiltration is a security concern.
“Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for Southcom and other interagency security partners who support our country’s national security,” Garcia told the Washington Free Beacon.
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The Daily Signal – A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender.
The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”
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The New American – Under the guise of providing increased “security” for “critical infrastructure,” the Obama administration is plotting to insert itself and the federal government into the American elections process. While voting is constitutionally the responsibility of state and local officials, Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, pointed to the alleged threat of cyberattacks to justify the latest proposed usurpation of power. The controversial scheme was floated amid growing national concerns, fueled in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s warnings of a “rigged” election, that America’s electoral system might be vulnerable to major manipulation. Critics and experts, though, warned that the White House scheming may be a first step toward illegally nationalizing the electoral process — with all the dangers that would entail.
Homeland Security boss Johnson, a leading luminary behind Obama’s illegal amnesty plot, has said repeatedly said in recent weeks that the administration was thinking of issuing a decree declaring elections to be “critical infrastructure” in need of supposed federal oversight and “protection.” “We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process is critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Johnson told reporters in Washington earlier this month. “There’s a vital national interest in our electoral process.” In a phone call with state officials, he reiterated those comments, offering “help” with elections.
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Standing the Test of Time – The John Birch Society
Israelnationalnews.com – I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War II. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.
“Very few people were true Nazis,” he said, “but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”
We are told again and again by experts and talking heads that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
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Intellectualtakeout.org – At the time of the America’s founding, 95 percent of its population lived on farmland, and only 5 percent lived in urban areas.
Fast forward to today, and these numbers have dramatically flip-flopped. Currently, a whopping 81% of people live in urban areas and only 19% live in rural areas. What is more, only about 1.6% of the American labor force is engaged in agriculture.
Many of us hear these numbers and are not overly troubled by them. We have a vague idea that this phenomenon has brought us “more efficient” agriculture and cheaper food, and are content with that. Plus, most of us have been raised in and conditioned by urban environments, and have little to no desire to “return to the land.”
But perhaps we should be a bit more troubled by the rural flight. For throughout history, a large-scale turning away from the small family farm has been one signal of a civilization in decline.
Professor Carl J. Richards aptly sums up the consensus in the ancient world about the virtues of an agrarian society:
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Asheville Tribune – In early June this year, Judicial Watch obtained a de-classified document produced by the Defense Intelligence Agency, which was sent personally to Hillary Clinton, the State Department, and other top Obama Administration officials. Breitbart.com reported on it a few days later.
Dated in August 2012, this intelligence information report identified Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) as being one of the principal elements the U.S. and its allies were supporting in their opposition to the Assad Government in Syria. It stated that the “Salafists,” Muslim Brotherhood (MB), and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency against the Assad Syrian Government. It noted that AQI was speaking through the spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq, Muhammad Al Adnani. [Al Adnani is now the chief spokesman for the current version of the Islamic State, also called ISIS. Both the MB and AQI are salafist organizations—fundamentalist reformers wanting to return to the days of Muhammad and his companions, the first Caliphs. “Salfafists” as a group in this context probably refers to the Hamas terrorist group, who are the backbone of the “Free Syrian Army” insurgents.]
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Carolina Journal – From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 691: Debates about public school funding often ignore one of the most crucial points: the so-called “bang for the buck.” Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s director of research and education studies, says most discussions about public school budgets focus on pumping more dollars into schools. He says policymakers ought to pay more attention to how effectively schools spend the dollars they have.
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The American Thinker – Much has been said and written about the deleterious effects of political correctness, which makes it next to impossible to speak truth without meeting volleys of censorship and defamation.
Another cognitive tendency, however, is now reaching massive proportions, namely the pervasive refusal to learn, to ferret out facts from the welter of conflicting claims and competing opinions that obscure or deform the exchange of ideas on which the health of a democracy depends, in short, to seek truth. No less destructive to the existence of an informed public than the scourge of political correctness, the lassitude that afflicts us is no doubt, or at least in part, owing to an increasingly dysfunctional educational system at all levels from primary to post-graduate, and operates in conjunction with a widespread cultural propensity to a sort of epicurean laziness that comes with prolonged affluence and an entitlement mentality.
Three recent instances of willful ignorance got me thinking once again about this noxious contagion from which we suffer.
The first was a personal encounter on a Facebook chain in which I misguidedly sparred with an academic colleague on the subject of Islam. My colleague took exception to an article I had posted, “How to Defeat Terrorism,” in which I put forward a series of severe but sensible measures to reduce the incidence of jihadist attacks. I had set terror squarely in the camp of canonical Islam and provided textual evidence to support my contention. My interlocutor accused me of proposing a Nazi-type “final solution,” of thinking in black hat/white hat terms, and of mischaracterizing Islam, which he asserted was 90% based on the bible and which honored the prophetic figures of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
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Understanding the Threat – Zakat is defined in Islamic Sacred Law (sharia) as “the name for a particular amount of property that must be payed to certain kinds of recipients under the conditions (specified in sharia).”
Zakat is also one of the five pillars of Islam.
According to Islamic sharia, “Zakat is obligatory for every free Muslim (male, female, adult, or child) who has possessed a zakat-payable amount for one lunar year.”
Sura (Chapter) 9 in the Koran is the “sura of the sword.”
Verse 9:60 states: “Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect zakah and for bringing hearts together for Islam and for freeing captives or slaves and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the stranded traveler – an obligation imposed by Allah . And Allah is Knowing and Wise.”
From this Koranic verse, sharia declares: “It is obligatory to distribute one’s zakat among eight categories of recipients – meaning that zakat goes to none besides them, one-eighth of the zakat to each category.”
Sharia states the eight (8) categories are: (1) the poor; (2) those short of money; (3) zakat workers; (4) those whose hearts are to be reconciled; (5) those purchasing their freedom; (6) those in debt; (7) those fighting for allah; (8) travellers needing money.
Specifically, category 7 is defined in sharia as:
“Those Fighting for Allah. The seventh category is those fighting for Allah, meaning people engaged in Islamic military operations for whom no salary has been allotted in the army roster, but who are volunteers for jihad without remuneration. They are given enough to suffice them for the operation, even if affluent; of weapons, mounts, clothing, and expenses for the duration of the journey, round trip, and the time they spend there, even if prolonged.” [Um dat al Salik, Book H Zakat, H8.17]
This means that all sharia compliant Islamic organizations in America which accept Zakat payments, must send 1/8 of all the money they collect to support jihad.
Paying zakat that supports jihad is a violation of U.S. law because it necessarily is “material support for terrorism.”
This is why some of the largest and most prominent Islamic charities have been identified by the U.S. government as funding “terrorism” (jihad). It is a command from allah.
Every law enforcement agency in the United States has probable cause right now that all Islamic organizations in their jurisdiction which receive zakat payments are in violation of the law and are materially supporting terrorism.
As a matter of fact, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) stated on it’s website it gives 100% of their zakat to category 7 (the “cause of allah” / “fisabilillah”) – jihad/”terrorism.” Why wouldn’t they? They are Hamas after all.
On another note, President Obama publicly stated “That’s why I am committed to working with American muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.” – Source: https://www.understandingthethreat.com/muslims-paying-zakat-are-funding-terrorism/
Bruce Hatfield – I am waiting on the appliance repair guy to come and fix my less than 4 year old Kitchen Aid Refrigerator, which will now make the third time in the time we have owned it to be repaired again. His office just called and he is running two hours behind so it could be well after 1 PM before I see him.
Less than four years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. We went with ALL NEW APPLIANCES. I went with Kitchen Aid. The reason was simple, it HAD a good reputation. My Mother just replaced her 50 plus year old Kitchen Aid Dishwasher, not because it wasn’t working, but the rubber seals needed replacing and the repair guy said it would cost almost as much for a NEW DISHWASHER. So with that in mind, I figured Kitchen Aid would be a good upscale brand.
Well since then we have had to have the Microwave/ Conventional Oven repaired, the Downdraft Vent Hood, and the Cook Top, along with the Refrigerator all repaired. Then just a month ago, I had to have the Kenmore/Whirlpool Refrigerator in one of my rent houses repaired. It is only 2-3 years old, and it exhibited the same problem with my Kitchen Aid Refrigerator.
The Appliance Salesmen will now tell you that you will have to replace your major appliance every Seven Years. Why do we accept that?
Whirlpool now makes most of the Major Appliance lines, Maytag, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid and others. My Twenty Five year old Kenmore/ Whirlpool Refrigerator that I keep downstairs is still going strong, without any repairs. Today if you go to Sears, that Kenmore may be made by any variety of manufactures.
So why do we accept poor quality merchandise? Rick Dale of American Restoration talks about things that were made over a century and now a millennium ago, were made to last. I suspect many of us have some of those “antiques” in our houses and still use them today. What happened that we have accepted mediocrity in the things we buy and use?
If you buy a Garden Tractor, Chain Saw, Weed Eater or other outdoor piece of equipment, it is designed to last only one or two seasons. Ask the repairman, he will confirm it. We pay thousands of dollars for a Garden Tractor that may last one or two seasons and then it is not worth repairing and we throw it away. Why?
Henry Ford may not have been the easiest man to work for, but he had a philosophy about his Model T. It was simple. The Model T was made to last. Mr. Ford expected that if you bought his car, it would be the only car you would ever need. He would design a new part to replace the old part without major modification, if it was an improvement over the older part. . His belief was that it was a machine and it was made to last.
Some time perhaps in the early 70’s and perhaps even before that everything changed. In 1973 we had an “Oil Shortage”. Our big gas guzzling cars were toast. Then Japan began sending over “Cheap, well built, Rice Burners”. They got good gas mileage, they were well built and the rest so to speak is history.
My Dad bought a 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix. From the moment he drove it off the Dealer Lot, it began to fall apart. I bought a 1973 Volvo 142, which I drove for over six years, put on over 165,000 miles on it, when I got tired of driving it and succumbed to a New Porsche, which I discovered did not have as good a braking system as my Old Volvo, the minute I drove it off the lot. I don’t know what happened to my Old Volvo, but suspect it is still running strong as the man who bought it gave it to his daughter and he ran a garage.
Why do we accept lower quality merchandise? Remember Ridged tools? They had a “Lifetime Warranty” and were made in the good old USA. Today it is a “Limited Warranty” and made in China. Hunter Ceiling Fans, same story. Go to Harbor Freight or other type stores and you find “American Made Looking” products and they are made in China. Many of them carry a replacement warranty without having to pay to get the extended warranty. Cordless tools last only as long as the batteries. If you try to buy new batteries, you find it cheaper to buy a new set of cordless tools than to buy the replacement batteries.
We accept Cell Phones that will not last through the contract. Yet the old Black Phone that sits on the table at the Farm, which is over 70 years old, still works.
The list of throw away goods is long and you can find them in the landfill. They are tossed in the garbage everyday. And we accept it. Why?
Could it be that back at the turn of the Century or Millennium that our money was worth something? Did people only buy things because they knew it was quality and would last? Then as our money became less valuable, we began to accepted lower quality goods? In the Fifties and Sixties we rejected “Junk” “Made in Japan.” But that changed during the mid to late Sixties when we began to buy Nikon Cameras, Seiko Watches, Panasonic Stereos and Sony TV’s.
Today we make very little in the USA. We “ASSEMBLE” many things, but the components are made elsewhere. Check out the parts on the “New Car” from GM, Ford or Chrysler/ Fiat. The components in your laptop, “I pad” and cell phone, are made in what we would call Third World Countries. Most are made and assembled off shore.
Trump is right we MUST MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but we must not accept mediocrity. “Good enough for Government Work.” Should be a phrase that no longer exists in our vocabulary. We should, as consumers demand that what we purchase is made to last. Isn’t it ironic that one of the major cookware items today are the Cast Iron Skillets, Dutch Ovens and other Cast Iron products that Grandma used are in big demand today. They are made to last and the food has “REAL FLAVOR AND TASTE”.
So how do we make America Great Again? Well as Neil Cavato on Fox Business says, “DEMAND IT”, and refuse to accept nothing less. Manufactures might just get the hint that “Quality Sells Itself”.
And I am still waiting on the Appliance Repair guy. Go figure!!!!
Some of the Candidates listed will NOT appear on ALL Ballots.
Donald J. Trump, President/Mike Pence, Vice-President
Richard Burr, US Senate, NC
Patrick McHenry, US House, District 10
Mark Meadows, US House, District 11
Pat McCrory, NC Governor
Dan Forest, NC Lt. Governor
Buck Newton, NC Attorney General
Chuck Stuber, NC Auditor
Steve Troxler, NC Commissioner of Agriculture
Mike Causey, NC Commissioner of Insurance
Cherie Berry, NC Commissioner of Labor
Michael LaPaglia, NC Secretary of State
Mark Johnson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dale R. Folwell, NC Treasurer
Chuck Edwards, NC State Senate District 48
Frank Moretz, NC House of Representatives District 115
Chuck Archerd, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chair
Mike Fryar, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners District 2
Robert Pressley, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners District 3 Unexpired
Joe Belcher, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners District 3
Patricia (Pat) Cothran, Buncombe County Register of Deeds
Bob Edmunds, NC Supreme Court Associate Justice
Phil Berger, Jr., NC Court of Appeals, Stephens Seat
Hunter Murphy, NC Court of Appeals Judge, Geer Seat
Bob Hunter, NC Court of Appeals Judge, Hunter Seat
Richard Dietz, NC Court of Appeals Judge, Dietz Seat
Valerie Zachary, NC Court of Appeals Judge, Zachary Seat
Amy Smith Wamsley, Buncombe County Board of Education At Large
Robert (Bob) Chilmonik, Buncombe County Board of Education, Owen District
Mark Crawford, Buncombe County Board of Education, Owen District
Amy Churchill, Buncombe County Board of Education, Roberson District
Laura Bowen, Buncombe County Board of Education, Roberson District
Jeff Foster, Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor
Endorsements: None. This list is not an endorsement of a candidate or political party. The Tarheel Tea Party, LLC does NOT endorse any candidates or political parties.
The Daily Signal – Two complaints of vote buying, four complaints of felons voting or registering to vote, and a voter registration under the name of a dead person are among the matters Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office is reviewing.
Many of the 18 complaints filed in 2016 came through the office’s “Stop Voter Fraud” website and hotline in a year when the state of Georgia finds itself in a role it hasn’t been in for two decades—a presidential battleground.
On the flip side, this has prompted groups from the left such as Common Cause, Project Vote, and the NAACP to hit Georgia with litigation against the state and individual counties.
The stakes are higher now in the Peach State than in past election cycles. Last year, 15 Georgia counties reported suspected voter registration fraud.
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The Daily Signal – One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been. I’d like to dispute that vision, at least as it pertains to black people.
I graduated from Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High School in 1954. Franklin’s predominantly black students were from the poorest North Philadelphia neighborhoods.
During those days, there were no policemen patrolling the hallways. Today, close to 400 police patrol Philadelphia schools. There were occasional after-school fights—rumbles, as we called them—but within the school, there was order. In contrast with today, students didn’t use foul language to teachers, much less assault them.
Places such as the Richard Allen housing project, where I lived, became some of the most dangerous and dysfunctional places in Philadelphia. Mayhem—in the form of murders, shootings, and assaults—became routine.
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The Washington Free Beacon – Republicans in the American Virgin Islands claim that the territory’s Democrat-controlled government squashed their primary vote to keep the GOP off the November ballot.
The Virgin Islands Republican Party filed suit in the territory’s district court against the Joint Board of Elections for rejecting the party’s petition to hold a primary. The party says the board refused to recognize its call for a primary, nor did it notify Republicans about the state of its application until after the filing deadline had already passed. It is now suing to get the party’s nominee, Air Force veteran Gordon Ackley, onto the ballot.
“The Joint Board intentionally, maliciously and specifically waited until after the deadline for the submission of nomination petitions to notify the Republican Party of the Joint Board’s decision,” the suit says.
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The Washington Free Beacon – A leading federal regulator is renewing efforts to restrict political speech on the internet in what critics are describing as an extra-legal campaign to censor political groups, nonprofits, and even online news organizations.
Democratic Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel moved this week to deny a conservative nonprofit group legal protections that exempt most online political communications from federal political spending limits and disclosure laws.
Experts say the move is an attempt to undermine the “internet exemption,” as the provision is known, without going through normal legislative and regulatory processes. In effect, they say, Ravel was denying legal protections to the group simply because she disagrees that those protections should exist.
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Lew Rockwell – Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day?
There can be no doubt that great cruelty and violence can be and have been inflicted in the name of preserving the existing order.
But when we compare even the worst enormities of the more distant past with the leftist totalitarian revolutions and total wars of the twentieth centuries, they are in general a mere blip. The entire history of the Inquisition, said Joe Sobran, barely rises to the level of what the communists accomplished on a good afternoon.
The French Revolution, and particularly its radical phase, was the classic manifestation of modern leftism and served as the model for still more radical revolutions around the world more than a century later.
As that revolution proceeded its aims grew more ambitious, with its most fervent partisans demanding nothing less than the total transformation of society.
In place of the various customs and settled ways of a France with well over a millennium of history behind it, the radical revolutionaries introduced a “rational” alternative cooked up in their heads, and with all the warmth of an insane asylum.
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For centuries, pirates sponsored by the Muslim Ottoman Empire’s four provinces on the North African (Barbary) coast of the Mediterranean had preyed on European shipping. These Barbary Pirates from Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis, and the Sultanate of Morocco had begun capturing American ships and ransoming their crews in 1784. Because the new American nation had no Navy, the Spanish advised the American Minister to France, Thomas Jefferson, to pay the Barbary Pirates tribute as economic protection. In fact, the Tripoli Pirates threatened war against the United States unless they paid tribute. In March 1786, Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s envoy to London. They asked him by what right Tripoli and the other Barbary Pirate provinces had to make war on nations that had done them no injury. His answer, according to Jefferson, was a classic brief on the Islamic doctrines of Paradise as a reward for Jihad:
“The right was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Jefferson and Adams recommended against paying a tribute, rightly reasoning that it would only encourage more piracy. Congress, however, did not feel they had the means to resist. When Jefferson became President in 1801, he rejected paying tribute to pirates. He won the war with a strengthened U.S. Navy and Marine Corp in 1804, remembered ever after with the Marine Corp Hymn celebrating victory on “the Shores of Tripoli.”
Chapters 55 and 56 of the Koran both describe Islamic Paradise with considerable duplication. Chapter 56 was written in Mecca first but has essentially the same content as chapter 55 written later in Medina. The verses quoted in chapter 55 repeat the question, “Which of your Lord’s blessings would you deny? 15 times. I have edited out all but the last for the sake of brevity. The translation is by N. J. Dawood.
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The New American – There’s an old saying, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” If this be true, Hillary Clinton’s got some ‘splainin’ to do — because the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is all in for her candidacy.
Oh, the CPUSA hasn’t technically endorsed Clinton; that would hurt its street cred because she’s not an out-of-the-closet Marxist. But they certainly are burning red with Democrat passion. As WND.com writes:
That passion was in full display with a seven-person team of “reporters” covering their national political convention last month. And their convention was the Democratic National Convention that nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton as their undisputed candidate for president of the United States.
… The Communists, who for decades ran their own candidates for president and vice president but supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, don’t just like Hillary and Bernie [Sanders]. The party also gave a big thumbs-up to Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine.
“He’s a great choice,” wrote staffer Larry Rubin on the first day of the convention. “Kaine pushed the political envelope of Virginia, an erstwhile red southern state, in a progressive direction — and won! He was elected mayor of Richmond, then governor of the state and then senator. Everyone agrees: he’s a sincere, nice guy.”
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