2020 presidential hopeful and entrepreneur Andrew Yang surprised supporters on the campaign trail over the weekend; abruptly stage-diving onto the audience and “crowd surfing” across the room.
“The 2020 Democrat and entrepreneur was spotted performing what might be a presidential campaign first on Saturday: crowd surfing across a wave of supporters at the AAPI Democratic Presidential Forum in California. And if the sight of Yang’s ride wasn’t triumphant enough, the fact that two other presidential candidates were at the forum makes it even sweeter,” reports The Week.
“Haven’t crowdsurfed in a while,” posted Yang on Twitter.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) September 8, 2019
“Yang joined Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and billionaire Tom Steyer at the event, which is put on by an Asian American and Pacific Islander-focused super PAC. Yang is currently beating those two contenders in polls and number of legs off the ground, and is polling around the same 3 percent as fellow ex-punk O’Rourke,” adds the author.
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GONE TOO FAR: Obama’s DHS Secretary Says Dems' Immigration Policies ‘Extreme’ and ‘Unworkable’
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson called-out the Democrat presidential candidates this week for their “extreme” and “unworkable” immigration policies; saying they will likely alienate American voters during the 2020 election.
“We cannot, as some Democratic candidates for president now propose, publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime. This is tantamount to a public declaration (repeated and amplified by smugglers in Central America) that our borders are effectively open to all; this will increase the recent levels of monthly apprehensions at our southern border — about or more than 100,000 — by multiples,” Johnson wrote in a Washington Post column.
“For the same reason, we cannot formally decriminalize unauthorized entry into this country, though first-time illegal border crossers are, in fact, rarely prosecuted for that misdemeanor,” he added.
“To win support from a vocal and committed segment of a major party’s base — and simply for the sake of a good applause line — candidates for office now espouse extreme policy proposals that are unworkable and have no hope of winning the broad support of Congress and the people they represent,” Johnson concludes.
Johnson served as Obama’s DHS Secretary from 2013 to 2017 and was largely responsible for the administration’s position on immigration and border security.
Despite wild accusations from far-left Democrats like Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama’s ICE boss confirms the former President built multiple immigration detention facilities along the US-Mexico border.
“Former President Barack Obama’s top immigration chief in charge of removing illegal immigrants said that the ‘cages’ Democrats have accused President Trump of housing children in were the brainchild of the Obama administration,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I know because I was there when it was built,” said Thomas Homan, who served as Obama’s executive Associate Director.
“The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration. If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015,’” he added.
“It’s chain link dividers that keeps children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children,” said Homan.
DEMS GONE WILD: Democrats’ New Agenda Includes Taxing Water, Wealth, Groceries, Rain, MORE
The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is slowly revealing their legislative agenda following the 2018 midterm elections; announcing their plans to implement a series of new taxes on everything from rain to groceries.
“Newly empowered Democrats in Washington and statehouses across the country are flexing their legislative muscle with a host of tax proposals that would affect billionaires and blue collar alike,” writes Fox News.
This hedge fund billionaire bought a penthouse for a quarter-billion dollars. Think he could pay my new #UltraMillionaireTax so that middle-class families – like the ones who got evicted so his penthouse could be built – can pay less for childcare? https://t.co/qTuZPZeJVC
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2019
The new proposals include a series of taxes on wealth, bad weather in New Jersey, guns in California, ammunition and groceries in Connecticut, and more.
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