It’s a video Democratic Congressional candidate Josh Harder hopes you won’t see.
Cell phone video captured a July 26, 2017 Harder meeting with Our Revolution in Turlock. He starts talking about the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from paying for abortion. “If I’m in Congress, I will absolutely sponsor legislation to overturn that,” Harder says in the video. “And the reason for that is I’m 100 percent pro-choice. And the reason for that is that, is I think that women should be, and are, the best judges for what they can actually have with their bodies.”
That’s when someone in the audience asks Harder, “So pro-choice, full nine terms?” Harder replies, “Yes.” He doesn’t catch himself. The same man follows up with, “No exceptions?” Harder replies: “No exceptions.”
Since the video was released Harder’s campaign manager claims Harder – who attends a Turlock church and whose abortion views seem out of kilter with the Christian faith that life is sacred – didn’t understand the question. That cannot be the case because he clarified with “no exceptions.”
Forget the fact that he says he misunderstood the question. Let’s say he did. But how do you get around the fact that he explains how the Republicans were bad for the Hyde Amendment and talks about why U.S. taxpayer should finance abortions for “the most vulnerable populations of people,” and says “folks needing resources for their choices are not getting the resources they need.”
Just to be clear, Harder was saying it’s okay for a woman to go down and get a partial-birth abortion right up to delivery. Many Americans are unwilling to believe such a barbaric practice takes place today but it does. In fact, the CDC said about 13,000 times each year.The National Right to Life organization describes the procedure in graphic detail: “Partial-birth abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb). The abortionist punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby’s brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.”
This is apparently fine with Mr. Harder – the same guy who takes great pains to cite in his campaign literature that his dad had insurance to cover medical costs for his adopted brother who was born 10 weeks premature.
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There are some twisted people living in California.
On Sept. 18 Black Lives Matter staged another protest of the Stephon Clark shooting of March 18. You remember Clark was the thug burglarizing Sacramento neighborhoods and was shot by police because he didn’t do what they told him. The newest protest shut down Sacramento traffic as people laid down in the street, ticking off most of Sacramento. Mind you, this was the day after the deadly shooting of Deputy Mark Stasyuk. Before the event, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones called for law enforcement supporters to show up as well, saying, “We have a planned protest tomorrow at a statewide law enforcement conference down in Sacramento. I know people have this overwhelming urge to do what they can. One of the things you can do is go down there. Go down to the convention center tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and show your support for law enforcement.”
What did Black Lives Matter leaders say in response to the call for support for law enforcement? They call the sheriff “wicked and racist.”
I never thought I would live to see a day in which peacekeepers were called wicked and racist while the criminal thugs are hailed as heroes and martyrs.
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Our junior U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris, is a piece of work, grandstanding over the Brett Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court.
She had the audacity to suggest that Kavanaugh’s appointment will result in the destruction of the Constitution, a truly odd statement given that Kavanaugh, a well-regarded jurist, is opposed by Democrats solely because he is a strict constitutionalist. Progressives like Harris wish they could rewrite the Constitution to cater to leftists.
Sen. Harris also tweeted that Kavanaugh “was nominated for the purpose of taking away a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about punishing women.” Surely she doesn’t believe her own drivel, which is just pandering to the hysterical women who have crashed the hearing room to scream and disrupt the proceedings. It makes for TV theatrics but Harris is frankly embarrassing the state of California.
Imagine if an investigator brought you in for questioning and she asked you, “Have you talked about the weather in the last year to anyone who worked for Walmart? I want a simple yes or no.” You’d scratch your head and likely say, “Well, of all the people I’ve talked to in the last year, I have no way of knowing if anyone worked for Walmart. I’m out and talk to people everywhere I go.” The question causes you to wonder what the investigator is getting at and you suspect you’re being set-up for her gotcha moment. The investigator doesn’t let it go. “Are you certain you’ve never talked to anyone from Walmart? Be sure about your answer, yes or no.” She wants you to appear evasive and nervous. She wants to look like she’s caught you but it’s pure buffoonery.
That’s what Kamala Harris did to Brett Kavanaugh two weeks ago. Only she asked if he spoke to anyone from the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres representing Donald Trump. Seems like an unreasonable question since D.C. is full of lawyers.
Harris drew heavy criticism from even the media for a heavily edited video that intended to portray Kavanaugh as anti-women. This was before two women, at the last minute, made questionable claims about actions he took 36 years ago in high school.
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If things seem crowded out there on Stanislaus County roads, it’s because they are. That’s doubly true of those of us who have lived here a longer time.
When I graduated high school in 1979, there were 265,900 residents in this county. Eleven years later (1990) there were 370,522 people here. By 2010, 518,242 here. Now 547,899. All while there has not been significant expansions of our roads.
Now let’s look at California. When I graduated, California was home to 23.2 million. Now we are up to nearly 40 million. More people using essentially no more roads and no more parks and using a water supply that hasn’t been allowed to grow from environmentalists. More rats in the cage, if you will.
The crowding will only be exacerbated by Newsom policies – should he be elected – that would serve as a magnet for more illegal immigrants to the once Golden State for their free medical benefits which you will be paying for.
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An interesting press release from Assembly Republicans:
“Capitol Democrats are taking a moment to pat themselves on the back. What for? Allowing rental car companies to use GPS to track a stolen vehicle after three days instead of seven.
“While this bill tackles the back end of the rise in crime, it’s really just another distraction from their failure to act on measures to lower the crime rate.
“When Capitol Democrats had a chance to actually address skyrocketing property crime, they sided with the criminals:
1. Killed a bill to create a task force to fight property crime (AB 2536)
2. Rejected a plan to make it easier to prosecute auto break-ins (SB 916)
3. Significantly reduced sentences for repeat criminals (SB 1393)
“It seems like Capitol Democrats will celebrate anything these days, but maybe next time they should hold off until they actually lower the crime rate.”
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I was livid to learn that as Gov. Brown leaves office, he commuted 20 murder convicts’ sentences. Among those he gave a “get out of jail pass” were Thomas Yackley who stabbed two men to death at a party, Kimberly LaBore who participated in a home invasion robbery that ended with one killed, and Virgil Holt who murdered his boss at a fast-food restaurant after he was fired.
To put things in perspective, Brown and his bleeding heart for criminals has granted 1,100 pardons for those convicted of dealing drugs, driving while intoxicated and forgery, while predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger granted only 15, and Democrat Gray Davis with zero.
Patricia Wenskunas, founder and chief executive of the Crime Survivors Resource Center, condemned California – we should say Democrats in Sacramento – as “an offender-friendly state.”
Brown’s legacy will be not be meeting our water needs ike his father, Gov. Pat Brown. It will not be a legacy of building prisons but instead flooding our streets with criminals early and contributing to our homeless population. Let’s be honest, Brown told a reporter that, “There has been an overshoot in the time many people expect [criminals] to be locked up in a cage or cell.” That goes for murderers?
His is a failed Administration and yet his protege, old Gavin, wants to continue in it.
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A recent political mailer sent out by the California Democratic Party on behalf of Josh Harder truly shows how thin his resume actually is. He’s 31 and never served in the military and never held an office yet he thinks he deserves a seat in Congress. He hails himself as a member of Crossroad Church in Turlock but holds extreme views on abortion that few Christians would endorse. Jeff Denham enlisted in the Air Force two years before Harder was born, and served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.
The first paragraph talks about Josh’ great-great-grandfather coming to California by wagon train and growing peaches in Manteca. So far, nothing about Josh though.
The brochure talks about how his younger adopted brother, David, a preemie, racked up medical bills of $2 million and thankfully his dad had insurance. Well, okay, yeah everyone is better off with insurance than not.
It’s the third paragraph where we get a little light about the candidate himself. He went to high school. Yay for him. And he got two scholarships. Yay for him. He worked his way through Stanford and is now a business teacher. No mention of his days as a venture capitalist in the Bay Area (it doesn’t play well among Democrats as evidenced how Obama attacked Mitt Romney for being a “vulture” capitalist.)
The slick mailer says Josh is running for Congress because “he’s tired of politicians (plural) who turn their backs on Valley families.” Which Valley politicians is he referring to? Democrat Tony Coelho? (He’s too young to remember Tony). Democrat Gary Condit? (Harder was probably either in the Bay Area or not voting then). Democrat Rep. Dennis Cardoza? Democrat Assemblyman Adam Gray? Can Josh Harder say with a straight face that running for Congress instead of starting out with a city council race isn’t more of an ego thing? Or a chance to get Trump? Or was he recruited by those Democrat party bosses who are funding his campaign?
“He’ll be bipartisan …” the slick mailer reads. Boy you’d have a hard time convincing me that he’d ever support our president’s policies. Truth is, he’s beholden to the Democratic Party which is throwing tons of money into this race to flip the House to blue.
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