Beth Baumann


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, in a round about way, that she disagrees with 2020 Democrats’ Medicare for All plan. Specifically, she takes issue with people losing their private health insurance and doesn’t see Medicare for All as a workable solution.

“I don’t think you can decide one day that, in a matter of days, no one will have their private health insurance. I just don’t see that as a path,” Pelosi told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan. “I do think that though people have these exuberance and their why and what excites them about running for office, and that has to be taken into consideration when we make judgments about their policies. Plus, everyone knows that once you’re elected then you have to work together.”

The American people were upset with Obamacare. Not only did the quality of health care plummet but the individual mandate penalized the poor for being just that… poor. People couldn’t afford health insurance so what happened? They had to pay a penalty to the government.

When the Affordable Care Act was merely a proposal, average Americans had issue with it. When it became a reality, we felt the sting of the policy. And, at the time, Obamacare was considered extreme. What’s scary is these 2020 Democrats think Obamacare “doesn’t go far enough” or it can “be improved.” And by improved, they mean the government can dig deeper into your pockets and your medical records.

The fact that Pelosi and former President Barack Obama are telling these candidates that their far-left policies are hindering them should be a warning they listen to. We know they won’t listen though.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Uh Oh: Pelosi Takes Aim at 2020 Dems Promoting Medicare for All

As Democrats continue with their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, one thing is increasingly clear: the Democratic Party is worried about their ability to beat Trump in 2020. Voters go to the polls in the Iowa Caucus in less than 12 weeks and the Democratic field is still fairly packed.

The Trump campaign is focused on reminding the American people of promises the President made during the 2016 election cycle and kept once in office. He has successfully delivered on tax cuts, unemployment rates have hit a record low – especially for Hispanics and African Americans – and the Senate has successfully confirmed 99 judges (with more slated for the remainder of the year).

New data from the Republican National Committee shows Americans are feeling the benefits of having President Trump in office. Voters in three key battleground states – New Hampshire, Michigan and Pennsylvania – say they are better off financially today than they were three years ago.

“Democrats know they cannot beat President Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020. The American people are better off today than they were three years ago, and a socialist nominee would only destroy the economic progress enjoyed by tens of millions,” Trump Victory spokesperson Rick Gorka told Townhall. “We know the partisan impeachment witch hunt is fueled by political motives but we also know the American people believe President Donald Trump is the reason for more money in their pockets.”

In Michigan, voters are 17 percent more likely to believe they are better off financially today than they were three years ago. That number jumps to 22 percent with voters under 35 years old. Those who reside in Macomb County, part of the Detroit metro area, are 22 percent more likely to agree that they are better off financially than they were three years ago.

Voters in New Hampshire are 33 percent more likely to believe they are better off financially than they were before the Trump administration. Working moms in the state are 31 percent more likely to feel their financial situation has improved since Trump took office. For voters in rural Coos County, it’s 34 percent more likely.

Pennsylvanians are benefitting from the Trump economy and are 20 percent more likely to agree that they are better off than they were three years ago. That number jumps with voters under 35 years old to 25 percent. Working moms in the state are 18 percent more likely to feel their financial situation has improved.

The RNC invested more than $350 million in data that tracks key issues in every state, which allows their data and analytics team to closely monitor electorates and the issues that are important to them.

According to Bill Skelly, CEO of Causeway Solutions, a leader in the data field, the RNC’s information is “unmatched.”

“I work with RNC voter data every day and the quality and breadth of information is unmatched. The data is refreshed daily with information collected through the tireless efforts of RNC-led volunteers, activists and campaigns out there making phone calls and knocking on the doors of real voters in real time,” Skelly told Townhall. “As a result, Republicans have an extremely valuable asset that their Democrat counterparts are rightly jealous of.”

This data is provided to campaigns at the federal, state and local levels free of charge. The only thing the RNC asks for in return: for Republicans across the country to keep the data up-to-date when they knock on doors and phone bank.

“Instead of paying for data, the GOP candidates and organizations use sweat equity to improve it,” Skelly said. “It is the secret weapon Republicans all over the county are able to deploy to win their political battles.”

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: EXCLUSIVE: Voter Data in Battleground States Shows Americans’ Confidence in Trump

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday blasted Democrats for looking like hypocrites when it comes to the Ukraine saga. According to Paul, Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump for the exact same thing former Vice President Joe Biden did.

“I think the American people want fairness and I don’t think they’re going to judge fairness when they’re [Democrats] accusing President Trump of the same thing Joe Biden did, threatening the aid if some kind of corruption is not investigated. It seems like everybody, both parties, have been threatening aid if some kind of investigation either doesn’t happen or is ended,” Paul explained.

According to the senator, the situation between Trump and Ukraine and Biden and Ukraine are similar.

“And so I think really what’s going to happen is people are going to say ‘Oh, they’re impeaching President Trump for exactly the same thing Joe Biden did.’ He threatened the aid if they didn’t fire someone. Supposedly the president did if they didn’t investigate someone,” he explained. “So it sounds exactly like what Joe Biden did. If they weren’t going to impeach Joe Biden they look like hypocrites for not having a word to say about what Joe Biden did.”

Paul made it very clear, multiple times, that he would have never provided Ukraine with aid because the United States simply doesn’t have the money for it.

“If it were me, I wouldn’t give them the aid because we don’t have the money. We have to borrow the money from China to send it to Ukraine,” Paul said. “So I’m against the aid. I think it’s a mistake to do the aid. So I wouldn’t have played any of these games, but I think the American people think it’s unfair to treat Trump under one standard and Joe Biden under a different standard.”

Democrats have repeatedly said President Trump threatened to withhold military aid unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigated corruption between then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. While Joe Biden was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no natural energy experience.

Trump released the transcript, which showed no quid pro quo took place. And no aid was threatened.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: WATCH: Rand Paul Obliterates Democrats for Being Complete Hypocrites

It’s no secret that technology plays an important role in our lives. Almost every single aspect of our life is ruled by technology, from smart phones to computers and the internet. That’s why it’s not surprising to know that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on gun owners’ firearms.

According to The Firearms Blog (TFB), the two tech giants are scanning users’ pictures to look for serial numbers. They’re then creating an index of every person’s firearms based on the image scans. If you’ve posted a picture of your firearm on a social networking site and didn’t smear out the serial number, chances are it’s indexed on Google images. Simply type in the serial number in quotes and search images. What comes up?

The guys at TFB went through their image library and found images of various firearms and silencers where the serial number is clearly visible. They then typed it into Google and viola! Every image from their website showed up in the image results.

Although it’s unlikely for a random person to have your the serial number on your firearms, it is absolutely dangerous for social media giants to have this information. Facebook and Instagram are both owned by the same company. Same with YouTube and Google. When these platforms data mine this information, this creates an extremely dangerous situation.

Gun owners have worried about firearm registries because they inevitably lead to confiscation. If the government has tabs on every single gun in America it makes it easier for them to come beating on our doors, demanding that we hand them over (just as Beto has proposed). These social media giants and their owners are lefties. For all we know, these private organizations can willingly hand over a person’s name and the serial numbers on their firearms to the government. And before anyone says this is an invasion of privacy, just remember: when you signed up for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other social networking website out there, you agreed to their terms and conditions. Anything you put on their website becomes their property, meaning they can decide how to use that information against you.

If you’re going to share pictures of your firearms, suppressors or anything with a serial number, take the extra 30 seconds and blur out the serial number. Better to be safe than sorry.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Gun Owners: Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Pictures of Your Firearms on Social Media

Before progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) officially endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president on Saturday, the duo sat down with The Intercept to discuss the need for a progressive grassroots movement in America.

According to Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most influential people in Congress and she has made great strides over the last year.

“It’s hard to believe that a year ago today you were waiting tables, is that correct?” Sanders asked AOC. “I cannot recall any political in modern history of this country who, in the course of one year – and she’s the youngest woman ever elected to Congress – I cannot recall one person who has played a more transformative role in American politics than Alexandria has. It really has been extraordinary.”

Sanders said Ocasio-Cortez has inspired millions of young people and has a “strong legislative record.”

“When we talk about the Green New Deal and combatting climate change, and transforming our energy system, this freshman member of Congress, that was her idea. That’s pretty extraordinary,” he said.

The freshman congresswoman defended grassroots activism, saying continual pressure is a good thing.

“So long as we remain principled and focused in our activism, so long as we remain committed to Kingian principles of nonviolence then I don’t think that civic engagement and activism can be too much,” AOC said. “I think that it is too much for people who are protecting the interests of the very few. It can be too much to those who want to prioritize the needs of billionaires over the needs of working people. But that’s because once it gets to being to the point of too much, then you overwhelm the system with positive change.”

The presidential contender said the Democratic Party needs a bigger grassroots movement, similar to what Ocasio-Cortez has inspired across the country.

“The essence of my politics and I think Alexandria’s as well, is that we need an ongoing grassroots movement of millions of people to pressure Congress, to pressure the corporate establishment so that we can bring about the changes that this country desperately needs,” Sanders explained.

“I have said that I will not only be commander in chief but I will be organizer in chief,” he said with a smile. “So that’s what that means.”

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Bernie: When I’m President I Won’t Just Be Commander In Chief, I’ll Also Be Organizer In Chief

We know that the Democratic Party is filled with ironic hypocrites but the 2020 presidential candidates are taking the cake this weekend. More than 11,000 people flocked to a steak fry at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday to hear from the 17 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, CBS News reported.

The event was put on by the Polk County Democrats and included more than 10,500 hamburgers and 1,000 vegan burgers. Rather ironic considering some of these candidates – like Sen. Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang – have made the case that meat consumption adds to our nations greenhouse emissions and climate change problem.

The candidates even showed off their grilling kills.

Republicans blasted the Democrats for their hypocrisy:

Maybe next year the Polk County Democrats will consider having a “Tofu Fry.”

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: ‘Climate Change’ Went Out The Window When 2020 Dems Descended On Steak Fry At Iowa State Fair

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday had a call with President Donald Trump about gun control legislation. According to a statement from Democratic leadership, universal background checks are a non negotiable that must be included in any proposal Trump moves forward with. Specifically, Democrats want Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring the legislation to a floor for a vote.

“200 days ago, the Democratic House took decisive action to end the gun violence epidemic in America by passing H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112: bipartisan, commonsense legislation to expand background checks, which is supported by more than 90 percent of the American people. With the backing of the American people, we continue to call on Senator McConnell to ‘Give Us A Vote!’

“Yet, for 200 days, Senator McConnell has refused to give these bipartisan bills a vote on the Senate Floor, again and again putting his own political survival before the survival of our children. Every day that Senator McConnell blocks our House-passed, life-saving bills, an average of 100 people – including 47 children and teenagers – die from senseless gun violence. Some 20,000 have died since the House took action on February 27th.

“This morning, we made it clear to the President that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access. For instance, someone prohibited from possessing a gun under an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law could still obtain a firearm by exploiting the gun show and online loopholes that H.R. 8 would close. We know that to save as many lives as possible, the Senate must pass this bill and the President must sign it. We even promised the President that if he endorses this legislation and gets Senator McConnell to act on what the House has passed, we would both join him for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden.

“Congressional Democrats will continue to join with law enforcement, survivors, students and parents, health care providers, mayors and public health officials across the nation to accelerate a relentless drumbeat of action to force Senator McConnell to pass our background checks bills. We will not stop until these bills are passed and our children’s lives are safe. We call upon Senator McConnell to ‘Give Us a Vote!’

McConnell has made it clear that he wouldn’t bring any gun control proposals to the floor for a vote if President Trump has vowed to veto the bill.

“My members know the very simple fact that to make a law you have to have a presidential signature. They are working on coming up with a proposal that the president will sign,” McConnell said last week.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Pelosi And Schumer Had A Call With Trump About Gun Control. This Is Their Non Negotiable.

Conservative, Trump-supporting Miss Michigan, Kathy Zhu, was stripped of her crown on Thursday. According to the Miss World America (MWA) pageant, Zhu had her title revoked because her “social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content.”

Zhu shared the letter she received from the organization on Twitter:

Zhu responded to the letter, addressing the so-called “inappropriate” tweets.

“A muslim woman tried to FORCIBLY put a hijab on my head without my permission. I tweeted about it on my social media account, and it got the attention of the media,” Zhu said. “Almost everyone was supportive of me refusing to be put in that situation. Are the people in the MWA implying that they advocate for the punishment of women who refuse to wear a hijab?”

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Muslim Student Association was celebrating World Hijab Day on campus. That’s when the incident took place and she followed up with her experiences on Twitter:

There is a ‘try a hijab on’ booth at my college campus.

So you’re telling me that it’s now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?

Zhu responded to someone, reminding them that women in the Middle East are frequently punished and stoned for refusing to wear a hijab.

“I said that it was (getting women used to) being oppressed because there are so many women in Middle Eastern countries that are being punished and stoned for refusing to wear a hijab,” Zhu told the Free Press. “Nobody is talking about that in the West because all they see is everyone being at peace, but that is the beauty of America.”

The other tweet the organization took issue with had to do with black-on-black crime:

Did you know the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community before blaming others.

Zhu shared screen captures of her conversation with Michigan’s state director about what took place.

This is the epitome of hypocrisy. What happened to being tolerant of other people’s personal beliefs? Zhu has a right to her own personal beliefs, including refusing to wear a hijab. That’s not being intolerant. That’s her respecting her own personal beliefs and convictions. But apparently those don’t matter because she’s conservative and refuses to give into the left’s attempts at pushing her into “cultural appreciation.”

Congrats, Miss World America, you’re okay with protecting only certain points of view. So much for being tolerant and inclusive.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: We The People Daily: Miss Michigan Stripped Of Title For Refusing To Wear This…

Iran announced on Sunday they were hours away from breaching another aspect of the 2015 nuclear deal that was established. The country is planning to increase its amount of uranium enrichment, putting them over the cap established cap. This puts Iran closer to establishing a nuclear bomb, although they still have a ways to go, the New York Times reported.

The move is part of a bigger plan. According to Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araghchi, Iran will continue to increase accord limits over 60-day intervals until their country receives sanction relief.

From the Times:

In violating the limits on uranium enrichment, Tehran still remains far from producing a nuclear weapon. It would take a major production surge, and enrichment to far higher levels, for Iran to develop a bomb’s worth of highly enriched uranium, experts say. It would take even longer to manufacture that material into a nuclear weapon.

But for Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, who signaled in May that he would order the country’s engineers to cross both thresholds if Europe did not compensate Iran for American sanctions, the breach of the enrichment limit would be a watershed. He is betting that the United States will back away from crushing sanctions or that he can split European nations from the Trump administration, which the Europeans blame for setting off the crisis.

If he is wrong, the prospect of military confrontation lurks over each escalation.

French President Emmanuel Macron asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to decide by July 15th if a new deal could take place. Rouhani agreed but said “lifting all sanctions can be the beginning of a move between Iran and the six major powers.”

The Trump administration has placed pressure on Rouhani to come to the table to make another agreement, but one that places even more restrictions on Iran. President Trump made the decision in 2018 to remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, although some European countries are still part of the pact. Instead of staying with the agreement, Trump has slapped additional sanctions against Iran. The move came after Iran shot down an American drone.

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Town Hall: Iran Gives World Powers An Ultimatum To Avoid A Nuclear War

President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday. During his remarks he took the opportunity to mock Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the Congresswoman who believes people hold a dual allegiance to the United States and Israel if they are pro-Israel.

“And a special thanks to Rep. Omar of Minnesota. Oh, oh — oh, I forgot. She doesn’t like Israel, I forgot. I’m so sorry. Oh,” Trump mocks. “No she doesn’t like Israel, does she?”

Of course, Democrats were quick to slam Trump for his comments.

For some reason, Democrats seem to think that if anyone criticizes Rep. Omar that they’re suddenly advocating for violence against her. They seem to think Trump saying Omar doesn’t like Israel is condemning what death threats she received on Friday. But it doesn’t.

It is possible to slam Omar for her anti-Semitic tropes. It is possible to condone someone sending her death threats because they disagree with her policies.

Why is it so hard for Democrats to see that not everything is as black and white as they like to make it?

Author: Beth Baumann

Source: Townhall: Cue The Outrage: Trump Mocks Ilhan Omar At A Republican Jewish Coalition Event And Liberals Are Triggered

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