From Former Quigley Supprter:
And here I was looking forward to enjoy a nice quiet Sunday, in quiet personal reflection on the meaning of Bastille Day, as one whose family comes from France, via Mexico and Native American, Spanish and Basque.
And like everyone else right now, I woke up to news of this:
From being a real champion and truth teller on Friday defending Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the face of outrageous claims she was a racist by the progressive “squad” in the House, before leaving for Milwaukee to the event(s) attended by 14th congressional candidate James Marter.
And now President Trump sunk to what he tweeted this morning. Reaction was swift:
And where is the reaction of the Republicans seeking the 6th and 14th district seats next year as of 8:35 PM Sunday evening?
- Evelyn Sanguinetti, a woman of color herself?
- Anthony Catella?
- Ted Gradel?
- Danny Malouf?
- James Marter?
- Jim Oberweis?
- Sue Rezin?
- Prospective candidate Allen Skillicorn?
Throughout today, only James Marter and Allen Skillicorn have taken to social media, with Skillicorn talking about taxes here in Illinois and in Indiana.
If something was posted by the candidates outside of their congressional campaign social media accounts,
I could have missed it.
Marter takes shots again at Sue Rezin and Jim Oberweis over the new gas tax, and posts about Texas vs. United States challenge to Obamacare.
And he also posted this:
Right now, the real garbage on the immediate table is the one President Trump tweeted this morning about four members of Congress who happened to be women of color being told to go back where they came from.
I have little in common with Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, and all of their politics and what they want to make our country into scares me.
Yet they are also Americans too, 3 native-born, one naturalized, with the rights as any other citizen of the United States.
I genuinely felt President Trump telling me to go back to where I came from, even through my family has been within the Untied States going back to the 1820s.
What President Trump tweeted on Sunday morning was wrong, period.
May God get through to President Trump that he fully realizes what he did this morning, and the President needs prayers, too.
God can get through to anyone, including the President.
H/T to the DownWithTyranny blog for having the President’s tweet complete for cutting & pasting.
Mona Charen Perspective on President Trump
This past Tuesday morning, like a precursor to the feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the progressive “Squad” and the ugly tweets from President Trump, an article from conservative columnist Mona Charen was published in POLITICO magazine.
To be clear, I have respected Mona Charen and her opinions for nearly 3 decades.
Like anyone else, I do not agree with her 100% of the time.
Charen makes some very solid points, and warnings not only to the 2 dozen Democratic presidential candidates, but also to congressional district incumbents representing the 6th and 14th.
In particular, this:
Charen points out, accurately, that the victories in last year’s midterms, including Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, were not because of progressive positions, but on commitments to be “independent”.
Underwood being clear she wants to keep the ACA, and not go to single-payer Medicare-for-All that progressives want.
In Underwood’s case, her 2018 victory was as much about a Republican incumbent running a terrible campaign than her position on health care, which was the main issue in the 2018 midterms.
But as Charen accurately points out, the 2010 midterms made people believe President Obama would be a one-termer, and look what happened.
Additionally, the 1994 midterm, both nationally and even in Illinois (the last time Republicans controlled both houses of the General Assembly), saw President Clinton re-elected to a 2nd term 2 years later.
Charen is warning all that the progressive politics represented by the progressives in Congress, and progressives running for President, can easily send President Trump to a 2nd term.
Closer to home, Congresswoman Underwood continues to be the most liberal freshman member of Congress, as documented by Voteview.
But lately, going back to June 27, Underwood has been moving to the center, in opposing the progressive Squad.
It started with the approval of the Senate-amended emergency aid for the southern border, that passed 305-102, with Underwood and Casten voting in the majority along with nearly all Republicans, and the Squad leading the opposition to final passage.
Additionally, Underwood is working with Republican Congressman John Katko on H.R. 3526.
On Friday, Underwood tweeted about the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and included this graphic:
On Friday’s passage of the House version of the NDAA, there were many amendments to the bill, including 2 from Squad leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) which the House voted down, though Underwood and Casten took different positions on the two AOC amendments..
- Prohibit the President from deploying troops on the southern border if the purpose of this deployment is to enforce immigration law, defeated 241-179, Underwood voted in majority, Casten in the minority
- Prohibit the President from using the authorized funds to detain undocumented immigrants in Department of Defense facilities, defeated 245-173, Casten in majority, Underwood in the minority
As discussed on Friday, the final House NDAA passed the House and the Squad voted against it.
A conference committee will need to merge the House and Senate passed bills into the final NDAA legislation for FY2020.
Remembering Mona Charen spoke out openly at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting against President Trump and had to be escorted out to insure her safety, C-SPAN did an interview with Charen discussing the reasons why she spoke out against the President back then, and given the opinion piece that was published last week, reviewing what she said in early 2018 would prove interesting.
The C-SPAN interview, with calls, is a little over 40 minutes long.
Please read the entire article from POLITICO. Charen’s overall message concerning is two-fold:
- Presidential candidates need to stop trying to out-Trump Trump
- Don’t go to the far-left that you guarantee a 2nd Trump term.
- POLITICO Link: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/09/never-trumpers-2020-democrats-227255
- C-SPAN 2018 Mona Charan Interview video link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?441890-4/washington-journal-mona-charen-discusses-conservatives-trump-presidency