Forget the human suffering in Venezuela, Democrats are more worried about the votes

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There was a New York Times headline yesterday that sounded a warning cry:

Dangerous Territory for Democrats as Republicans Seize Venezuela Moment in Miami.

What is the desperate fear? That President Trump might continue his tough talk supporting the ouster of Venezuela's dictator Nicolas Maduro. And what if he succeeds? That would be an amazing miracle for millions of suffering Venezuelans, right? Sure, maybe. But the dark side would be that a generation of Venezuelans in Florida might start voting Republican. Oh, the humanity.

Listen to this quote from the article:

Democrats fear it could transform Venezuelan-Americans into loyal Republicans, much like Cuban-Americans.

So, essentially, the bigger issue for Democrats when it comes to Venezuela is not freedom and basic human dignity for people there who have to spend a week's wages on a loaf of bread. It's how might this situation lose us votes in Florida.

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Just like Cuban-Americans turned on JFK after the Bay of Pigs fiasco and started voting Republican, the idea is that if this thing veers toward freedom and democracy in Venezuela, it will also turn Venezuelan-Americans into Republicans.

When President Trump recently recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim leader of Venezuela, thousands of Venezuelans gathered in Miami to voice their support. And that's exactly the kind of thing making Democrats sweat. Because you know how close those presidential election results always are in Florida.

Then there's also this reality – a lot of Democrats prefer Maduro because they prefer socialism.

Then there's also this reality – a lot of Democrats prefer Maduro because they prefer socialism. If he gets chased out of office, it would confirm another massive socialist failure and that makes them uncomfortable. In fact, several of the white pantsuit brigade in Congress – including Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) – immediately lashed out at Trump for supporting Guaido and criticized the idea of more sanctions against Maduro.

One 44-year-old woman quoted in The New York Times story fled Venezuela 12 years ago, settled in Florida, and became a U.S. citizen last year. She said she leans Republican, but did not like President Trump until he started taking a firm stance on Venezuela. She said:

Thank God we have this president. At least he's listened to us. Unfortunately, the previous administration did not.

So, go ahead, Democrats. Continue down your socialist path of less freedom with your Green New Deal and freebies galore. Just don't expect many Venezuelan votes along the way.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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