Informed Conservative week in review 1/14/19 through 1/20/19.

Last week the Informed Conservative covered NYC Mayor de Blasio wanting to end private control of property, Governor Murhy’s State of the State Address, Senator Menendez’s anger at Fox News for reporting that he was on the beach in Puerto Rico with a woman while the government shutdown continued, Investigative journalist Laura Loomer bringing illegal immigrants to Nancy Pelosi’s house seeking sanctuary, Alexandria Ocasio-Corte making a sexually charged comment during an interview, The View hosts challenging NYC Mayor de Blasio, New Jersey placing first again, Nancy Pelosi’s ridiculous solution to the crisis on our southern border, President Trump’s plan for border security and ending the government shutdown and Congressional Democrats showing they don’t care about border security, the government shutdown or the American people.

Monday 1/14/19Not to be outdone by Murphy and Cuomo NYC Mayor de Blasio wants to end private control of property.

There is a race to insanity in the Democratic party.  Congressional Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, Robert Menendez and others show us their deep rooted insanity almost daily.  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has been showing us his for the past year as he works hard to protect illegal immigrants and ignore the hard working law abiding citizens of New Jersey.  Lately we’ve talked about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Declaration of Independence from Washington and the pardons and commuted sentences he granted 29 illegal criminal immigrants facing deportation for their crimes.  Not to be outdone Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took his turn.

In a November interview with New York Magazine de Blasio said that the average American should not have a right to control property.  de Blasio says the government should control property.  “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development”.  de Blasio went on to say “Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see.”

Perhaps before de Blasio pushes his socialist dream he should address the problems in New York.  There are homeless practically everywhere, traffic in the city is a nightmare, the subway system is a mess, New Yorkers pay the nation’s highest taxes while services are being decreased, violence against police continues to increase and high school graduation rates and test scores are down.  Meanwhile de Blasio claims to be a great manager claiming his policies and leadership deserve “parades out in the streets”.

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Tuesday 1/15/19Governor Murphy gave his State of the State Address today.  Those of us who live and work in NJ already know the state of the state.

I won’t comment on Murphy’s address issue by issue.  I did so on Tuesday.  If you click on the link above you can see my commentary on the issues Murphy discussed.

Governor Murphy showed us yet again that he is out of touch with the hard working law abiding citizens of New Jersey.  He is not focused on solving the problems facing New Jersey.  While New Jersey was recently ranked the #1 state people are leaving Murphy continues his push to job and revenue creators out of the state.  With them will go talented workers.  Murphy is going to force small businesses either out of existence or out of the state with high taxes and $15 minimum wage.

Murphy continues to be more focused on defying President Trump then serving the people of New Jersey.  His vision of a “fairer” New Jersey puts illegal immigrants, criminals and low wage workers before business, job creators, revenue generators and hard working law abiding New Jerseyans.  His gun control measures put law abiding gun owners and law enforcement officers in danger while criminals ignore them.   He continues to push Obamacare despite it being failed legislation, ruled unconstitutional by a federal court and enrollment being dramatically down compared to prior years.  He believes himself more powerful than Congress  by reinstating the health insurance mandate.

Murphy is pushing for legalized recreational marijuana despite it being federally illegal (Murphy does not trump federal law – pun intended) and the challenges other states that have done so face.  Hakes credit for President Trumps low unemployment numbers and Chris Christie working hard to bring sports betting to New Jersey.

The Governor is pushing his sanctuary dream on New Jersey.  It’s no longer “Welcome to New Jersey the Garden State” but “Welcome to New Jersey the Sanctuary State”.  New Jersey law enforcement is no longer allowed to cooperate with federal immigration officials, $2.1 million has been allocated to the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing detention or deportation, illegal immigrants get tuition assistance at New Jersey colleges and now Murphy wants to give illegal immigrants driver licenses (in some cases Real ID licenses that would allow them to board airplanes).

Even some Democrats in New Jersey rate Murphy’s performance as low.

Murphy is wrong for New Jersey.  I fear that by the time he is done with us New Jersey will be a wasteland and the people of New Jersey will envy the people of Detroit.

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Wednesday 1/16/19Senator Menendez is angry at Fox News for reporting he was on the beach in Puerto Rico during the government shutdown.

By now we’ve all seen the picture of Menendez shirtless on the beach in Puerto Rico with a woman during the government shutdown.  Menenzez traveled to Puerto Rico on a chartered flight with 30 other Democratic lawmakers, 109 lobbyists and corporate executives and their families to attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan.  The weather forecast in San Juan was sunny and 80 degrees.  Meanwhile the 5,487 New Jerseyans who work for government agencies that are not funded due to the shutdown were stuck in 31 degrees, snow and worried about how they will feed their families.  Menendez doesn’t seemed concerned about the government shutdown while he’s enjoying a $429 per night oceanfront resort in San Juan.

Is it any surprise Menendez is being disingenuous? You’ll recall that Menendez was indicted in 2015 on charges of bribery, fraud, and lying to federal prosecutors about his involvement in an illegal immigration fraud . While a jury deadlocked and a Judge declared a mistrial the Senate Ethics Committee formally reprimanded Menendez saying he broke federal law “You failed to publicly disclose certain gifts as required by Senate Rule and federal law”. The letter from the Senate Ethics Committee continued “Additionally, while accepting these gifts you used your position as a member of the Senate to advance Dr. Melgen’s personal and business interests”.

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Wednesday 1/16/19Everyone is welcome here.  Unless here is Nancy Pelosi’s lawn.

I have never met Investigative journalist Laura Loomer but she is my hero.  Loomer brought three illegal immigrants – 2 from Mexico and 1 from Guatemala – who she met at the Mexican border to Pelosi’s multi-million dollar estate, climbed the wall, set up a tent on her lawn , painted the word “Immorality” in large red letters, hung pictures of people murdered by illegal immigrants then read off each of their names while live streaming the entire thing.  Loomer even approached Pelosi’s front door so see if it was locked saying “only bigots lock their doors” and “come on you can’t say everyone is welcome here then lock your door”.  Pelosi who is part of the Democratic Congressional leadership causing the government shutdown by fighting President Trump on border security had the police remove Loomer and her illegal immigrant friends.  When the police asked them for ID Loomer told the officers “I thought IDs were racist.  I’m so confused”.

After climbing the wall onto Pelosi’s property (yes, Pelosi has a wall around her property!) Loomer said on video “Here I am on Nancy Pelosi’s lawn in sanctuary state California.  I really need a sanctuary and I really felt like since Nancy Pelosi said everyone is welcome here I’d be welcome on her front lawn.  I met some friends yesterday at the Mexican border and we crossed over.  There wasn’t even a wall (at the border).  It was so easy to get over”.  Loomer told her illegal immigrant friends “we need to set up sanctuary here because Nancy is a very very rich democrat and believes that everyone is welcome here and asylum is a human right”.

It wasn’t long before police arrived.  When police asked the group for ID Loomer told them “I thought we didn’t need driver licenses in California that it’s a form of profiling?”  When the police told her she was trespassing she responded “I’m really confused Nancy said everyone is welcome here”.   She told them “What’s trespassing?  I reject those facts.”  She then asked “Didn’t Democrats say ID is racist?”

Loomer told the camera “Nancy said sanctuary is a human right and all I did was come here for sanctuary”.

The officers asked everyone to produce ID and said the illegal immigrants would have to come with them if they did not have ID.  “I was told IDs were racist.  I’m so confused” Loomer told the Officers.  The officers removed the illegal immigrants from Pelosi’s property and had them ticketed instead of detained.

Ultimately everyone was released and left peacefully.

Loomer’s point was well made and I applaud her for doing what the rest of us are thinking!  Is anyone surprised that Nancy Pelosi would not allow the same illegal immigrants to invade her property that she expects us to allow to invade our country?

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Thursday 1/17/19.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jokes about “running a train”.  Do Democrats think she’s simply working on the train home?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the junior Congresswoman who has quickly become a laughingstock in the media and on social media told the Washington Post when asked  about her critics “enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda”.  If you are not familiar with the phrase the Urban Dictionary defines “running a train” as when 3 or more males take turns having sex with one female and having her perform sexual favors for them.  The Urban Dictionary gives an example of the phrase used in a sentence “yeah we running a train on dat bitch”.  Despite the 29-year old being a hero to millennials is this appropriate language for a United States Congresswoman to use in a media interview?

Can you imagine if Ocasio-Cortez was a Republican and said she’d “run a train” on her conservative agenda?  CNN, MSNBC, The View, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel would talk about nothing else for years!  Somehow Ocasio-Cortez gets a pass. She’s been proven uninformed on issues she tries to speak authoritatively on over and over and acts like a spoiled teenager almost daily on social media.  I’ve watched her on social media time and time again claim her critics call her out because she’s a woman failing to admit she’s uninformed.  The closest she’s come is saying she’d prefer to be “morally right” then “factually correct” telling 60 Minutes last week “I think that there a lot of people more concerned with being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right”.   One of my favorite Ocasio-Cortez moments on Twitter is when she called herself “Alex from the Bronx” making reference to the Jennifer Lopez song “Jenny from the Block”.  Ocasio-Cortez has tried to position herself as a hero to the people of Bronx New York while in reality she grew up in a solidly middle class neighborhood in Westchester County.

This is your Congresswoman New York.

You expect me to say that Democrats were outraged right?  That they publicly condemned Ocasio-Cortez for her sexually charged remark?  Nancy Pelosi came out publicly asking Ocasio-Cortez to apologize?  Maxine Waters told the press how shocked she is?  Anyone on the left publicly said anything?  I’m sorry to disappoint you.

On Tuesday Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted that she will join Maxine Waters on the House Financial Services Committee.   The powerful committee oversees banks, lending and financial services.  Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted “I am very grateful for the opportunity to sit on this committee as a freshman, and look forward to working under the leadership of @RepMaxineWaters!”.  She added “Personally, I’m looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking. To start”.

Ocasio-Cortez went from Bartender to Congresswoman to member of the House Financial Services Committee in about 15 minutes.  Working the cash register at the bar qualifies “Alex from the Bronx” for a powerful financial services committee right?  If Ocasio-Cortez was Maxine Waters best choice for this committee there is more of a crisis in the Democratic party than any of us thought!

Let’s give the Democrats benefit of the doubt.  After all maybe Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters don’t know what “running a train” means.  Maybe they thought she would be working on the train back to Westchester County and applaud her for her hard work and dedication.  Maybe Pelosi will release a statement today “Look at our junior Democratic Congresswoman working hard while running the train between DC and New York.  Isn’t she great?”

Can someone please share this blog and the definition of “running a train” with Pelosi and Waters?

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Thursday 1/17/19You know NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is radical left when The View Hosts challenge him!

Radical Left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on The View Wednesday to tout his socialist agenda including free government run healthcare and a more fair New York (he must be reading from the same script as New Jersey Governor Murphy).  It seemed not to go as he had planned.

The interview started off well for de Blasio as he explained his new healthcare program called NYC Care and the audience applauded.  NYC Care will provide healthcare for 600,000 New Yorkers who do not current have health insurance including 300,000 illegal undocumented immigrants.  Had I been conducting the interview I would have asked wasn’t this the point of Obamacare being shoved down our throats?

Unbelievably it didn’t take long for the normally Republican bashing hosts to challenge the Liberal Democrat Mayor.   The View hosts Sunny Hostin, Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain challenged de Blasio on his healthcare plan.

de Blasio tried to convince the panel that free healthcre will not attract homeless to New York “Where we’ve seen the homeless problem is warmer environments.  People go to the west coast.  They go to places that are warmer” de Blasio said.   Is de Blasio trying to convince anyone who has been in New York that there is not a homeless problem?  Does he suffer from the same mental block that makes New Jersey Governor Murphy believe illegal undocumented immigrants will not flock to New Jersey for sanctuary making him believe that illegal undocumented immigrants will not flock to New York City for free healthcare?

Whoopi Goldberg challenged de Blasio about bike lanes “What feasibility did you all do when you decided to put these in?” she asked.  “You go through the city with a police escort.  I come in every day. I find that because you can’t make a turn anywhere, you can’t go straight anywhere. When there’s a storm people can’t move anywhere because you got all these medians in the way. I’m just saying, you might want to take a look at this”.

de Blasio unveiled his new health care program last week guaranteeing health care to all city residents regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.  Undocumented illegal immigrants will have the same healthcare card and access to  taxpayer funded healthcare including primary care, specialty care, maternity care, pediatric care and mental health services.  The program is slated to begin this summer staring in the Bronx.  It’s estimated NYC Care will costs New York taxpayers $100 million a year. de Blasio has said “We have a way to provide direct health care to a lot of our neighbors who happen to be undocumented. They’re still part of our community. They need health care; their families need health care”.  I pay $27,00 per year for my healthcare Mayor and I am a legal U.S. Citizen!

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Friday 1/18/19New Jersey is number one again.  I just wish we’d take first in a catagory that is positive for the state.

A couple of weeks ago a study showed that New Jersey is the #1 state in the country that people leave.  New Jersey just came in first again and again in a category that is not good for New Jerseyans.  Yesterday NJ 101.5 radio reported on an ATTOM Data Solutions study showing New Jersey’s rate of foreclosure was the highest among all 50 states and D.C. in 2018.

The study showed that New Jersey’s foreclosure activity is 1 in every 75 housing units compared to the national rate of 1 in every 215 housing units.  The report counted 47,619 homes in New Jersey with a foreclosure filing, default notice, scheduled auction or bank repossession.  At 1,162 days New Jersey also ranks among the states that take the longest time to move a foreclosure from start to finish the report finds.

With a record percentage of people leaving the state and New Jersey leading the nation in homes in foreclosure you’d think Governor Murphy would be focused on stopping these trends by making New Jersey safer, more affordable and creating jobs in the state. Instead Murphy is focused on higher taxes, making New Jersey a sanctuary state(thankfully ICE continues to protect New Jerseyans), funding the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing detention or deportation,  driver licenses for illegal immigrants(including Real ID compliant driver licenses allowing the recipient to board an airplane), legalized marijuana, a $15 minimum wage, defying the Trump Administration, ineffective gun control measures (that did not save the life John Bertram killed while working an overnight shift at an Edison gas station in December), pushing Obamacare (failed legislation that has been ruled unconstitutional by a Federal Court) and a health insurance mandate (because the Governor apparently thinks he’s more powerful than Congress), criminal justice reform, restoring voting rights for those on probation or parole, redistrictingsubsidizing the horse racing industry and spending his time outside of New Jersey leading the Democratic Governor’s Association (OK – maybe this one is a positive.  Any day Murphy spends not focused on destroying New Jersey is a good day).

New Jerseyans are left wondering how any of Murphy’s priorities are going to make New Jersey affordable, create jobs, make New Jersey more business friendly, safer, lower their property taxes, stop a record number of people from leaving the state, increase their property values or any of the other things that are important to them.  The answer is he is not.  I predict that when Murphy is done with us the people of New Jersey will envy the people of Detroit.

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Saturday 1/19/19.  Nancy Pelosi is right. Walls are immoral. Let’s use electronic dogs instead (please note sarcasm).

The severity of Nancy Pelosi’s case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (which Psychology Today speculates may be a legitimate mental condition) is deepening.  The House Speaker is so desperate to oppose President Trump on the border wall (you remember the border wall that Democrats wanted until then candidate Trump made it a campaign issue) and pander to the radical left that she’ll propose any solution to the crisis at our southern border (a crisis she no longer acknowledges) no matter how ridiculous.  Her latest?  Electronic dogs at the border.

During Pelosi’s weekly press conference she suggested electronic dogs at border crossings.  I applaud Speaker Pelosi for looking out for the American tax payers.  Electronic dogs don’t need to be walked and fed like regular dogs.  Think about the cost savings in dog walkers and dog food!  Why didn’t Trump propose this solution?  Liberals are right.  The President is incompetent and should be impeached.   Again please note sarcasm.

Pelosi suggests we use electronic dogs to scan cars coming through the ports of entry to detect guns and drugs.  Let me be the first to say (and probably literally the first to ever say) Pelosi is a genius.  Electronic dogs.  I’m speechless.

Of course Pelosi only talks about guns and drugs since suddenly the radical left supports open borders and illegal immigrants despite their prior position otherwise.  She also only addresses ports of entry.  As we know drug dealers, gun dealers and those who wish to cross the border illegally show up at official ports of entry proclaiming “Hi I’m here!!”.   Using Pelosi’s logic we can fire the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents who work hard to protect our southern border.  No one crosses other than at official ports of entry right Madam Speaker?

That is simply not true as we know thousands of people illegally cross our southern border every year to import illegal drugs or to illegally immigrate to the U.S.

While Pelosi and Democratic Congressional leadership are using the American people as pawns in their political game 800,000 government workers are not getting paid.  Thousands of others who depend on the government for assistance are left in the cold.  Democrats are holding the country hostage over an issue they supported before then candidate Trump made it a campaign issue.  Unfortunately there are Liberal sheep in this country who are falling for the Democrats lies and propaganda.

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Saturday 1/19/19.  President Trump addressed the American people on his plan for border security and ending the government shutdown.

This afternoon President Trump took his message directly to the American people and shared his plan for border security and ending the government shutdown.  It’s clear the President is willing to compromise, has consulted professionals while developing a plan and as always is putting the American people first.  If Nancy Pelosi does not take the President’s proposal seriously and give it due consideration – even if that means negotiating parts of the President’s plan – it should become glaringly obvious to the American people that the Democrats only priority is opposing the President.

Trump outlined his plan as follows;

  • $800 million in urgent humanitarian assistance.
  • $805 million for drug detection technology to help secure our ports of entry.
  • An additional 2,750 border agents and law enforcement professionals.
  • Seventy-five immigration judge teams to reduce the court backlog of 900,000 cases.
  • Critical measures to protect migrant children from exploitation and abuse.
  • A new system to allow central American minors to apply for asylum in their home countries.
  • Reform to promote family reunification for unaccompanied children at the U.S. border.
  • Physically secure the border including $5.7 billion for the strategic deployment of physical barriers.  “This is not a 2,000 mile concrete structure from sea to sea the President said “these are steel barriers in high priority locations “.

The President said that many of these security ideas have been proposed by Democrats themselves and all of them have been supported by Democrats in the past including a physical barrier wall or fence.

The President said that in order to build the trust and goodwill necessary to begin real immigration reform there are two more elements to his plan;

  • Three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients brought here unlawfully by their parents.  This will give them access to work permits, social security numbers, and protection from deportation.
  • Three years of temporary protective status or TPS.  That President says that 300,000 immigrants with protected status is facing expiration will now have three more years of certainty so that congress can work on immigration.

Trump called his plan “straight forward, fair, reasonable and common sense with lots of compromise“.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring this bill to a vote in the United States Senate this week.  Trump says his plan is not designed to solve all of our immigration challenges but is designed to solve the immediate crisis and immediately reopens the federal government.

Trump closed his address by saying his “first duty and ultimate loyalty is to the American people”.

As we’ve previously discussed many leaders in the Democratic party including Pelosi, Schumer, Clinton and even President Obama agreed that there is a crisis at our southern border and even agreed with President Trump’s approach to border security.  It was not until then candidate Trump talked about the crisis at our southern border during his presidential campaign and promised a wall that Democrats changed their tune.

The Democrats are using the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid during the government shutdown as pawns in their political game.  If Nancy Pelosi does not take the President’s proposal seriously and give it due consideration – even if that means negotiating parts of the President’s plan – it should become glaringly obvious to the American people that the Democrats only priority is opposing the President denying him a win on a key campaign issue.

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Sunday 1/20/19.  Congressional Democrats don’t care about border security, the government shutdown or the American people. They proved it yesterday.

Saturday afternoon President Trump addressed the nation sharing his plan for border security and ending the government shutdown.  The President presented a plan that was developed in cooperation with experts and included compromises.  Much of what the President proposed has been agreed upon by Democrats in the past.   I ended my blog post Saturday by saying that if Nancy Pelosi does not take the President’s proposal seriously and give it due consideration – even if that means negotiating parts of the President’s plan – it should become glaringly obvious to the American people that the Democrats only priority is opposing the President and denying him a win on a key campaign issue.

Unfortunately for the 800,000 government workers not receiving a paycheck and the thousands more who depend on the government for assistance the Democrats rejected the President’s offer without review or consideration.  In fact before Trump even made his address to the nation Pelosi called his plan a “non-starter”.  Congressional Democrats continue to use the American people as pawns in their partisan political game.

Do you notice the words that Democratics are not using? Words like “Compromise” or “Negotiate” or saying “This is a good starting point”.  Nothing.  Just their continued opposition of the President at the cost of the American people.

I also find it interesting that Congressional Democrats want the President to reopen the government THEN they will negotiate.   These people have proven they cannot be trusted.  The President needs to stand his ground or else border security will never happen.

When are the American people going to get mad?  When are uninformed Liberals going to stop falling for the propaganda the Democratic party is feeding them?  This is not about a government shutdown, border security, immigration or anything other than the radical left opposing President Trump and denying him a win on a key issue from his campaign.  The Democrats want to win at all costs.  They are using the American people as pawns with no regard for the impact they are having on the very people they were elected to represent.

The Democrats are proposing no solutions and opposed the President’s plan before he even announced it.  Pelosi did propose electronic dogs at border crossings.  That should solve our border crisis Madam Speaker.  Excellent work.   Our Senators from New Jersey Cory Booker and Robert Menendez keep screaming about “Trump’s Shutdown” but I’ve yet to see either of them propose a single solution.

How long are we going to allow radical left wing Democrats in Congress to let 800,000 government employees and the thousands who depend on the government for assistance  to suffer while they prove they can oppose the President at all costs?  It’s enough.  The President has offered a fair solution and made concessions.  Congressional Democrats will not even consider the President’s proposal.  How much more do Liberals in this country need to see before they realize that Congressional Democrats don’t care about any of us?

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