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Some minority groups see Democrats inflicting pain

It’s nice to see minority groups turning on Sacramento Democrats. The light is coming on in some people’s heads.

Sacramento Democratic lawmakers have had charter schools in the crosshairs for a while because Democrats are beholden to the California Teachers Union and would love to get rid of charters and their teachers. Charters have been very successful in California and many realize how well students are excelling in them. Just weeks ago, three local branches of the NAACP broke with their state leadership to oppose Democrats’ anti-charter school bills, with one local leader citing “a very dismal, urgent picture of what is happening in the district-run schools” as the motivation behind the move.

Now, other civil rights groups are joining the fight. The Urban League and National Action Network (founded by Rev. Al Sharpton) are seeking a meeting with Gov. Gavin Newsom to advocate for charter school students.

In their request, the civil rights groups noted “It is not fair to African American families to take away public charter schools and force them back into failing district-run schools…these measures represent a direct attack on the ability of African American parents to choose the best education possible for their children.”

More and more organizations are standing up against attacks on charter schools, while Democrats are doubling down on the failing status quo by trapping even more minority children in underperforming schools. What does that say about their commitment to closing the achievement gap and improving racial equity?

Remember, with Democrats it’s all about control and having you eat out of their hand, to create that dependency on government while the excise more and more of your pay. They don’t want you spending your money in the way you want. Nor do they want your kids opting out of public schools because those unions need your kids to indoctrinate and have union jobs for those teachers. It’s quite simple.

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A recent survey of college students indicated that 41 percent agree that so-called “hate speech” is not protected by the First Amendment. That’s unfortunate because our children are not being taught about American history and our system of government. Most do not know the Bill of Rights either. Few can tell you the names of those who signed the Declaration of Independence but they can tell you what the Kardashians are up to.

Think about it. To have 41 percent voluntarily give up their right to all speech is very alarming.

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Apparently a lot of young folks have been so brainwashed about climate change gloom and doom that they aren’t saving for retirement because they think the planet will be gone by the time they will retire.

That’s a shame that this hoax has so many people fretting to no end. Engulfed in a constant barrage of depressing news stories, many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future.

Perhaps they should listen to reason instead of hype. Maybe they should listen to Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, who suggests that EPA and other governmental agency is fudging with 31 computer models. One reason the computer models were toyed with was so the Obama’s EPA could come up with a finding that suggests that carbon dioxide is endangering human health and welfare to meet the demands of a Supreme Court decision in order to enact all kinds of regulations. For the record, the surface temperature of Earth is nine-tenths of a degree Celsius warmer than 100 years ago. One warming period was in the early part of the 20th Century, which could not have been caused by humans. The second warming started around 1976 and slowed or ended in the 1990s only to resume with El Nino.

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So the Democrats in Congress irrationally want to impeach the president?

Let me get this right. They insist the president obstructed justice for a crime he didn’t commit? So once collusion was proven to have been a hoax, they went to Plan B. They want him gone so bad – because they hate him and his policies – they are willing to continue this charade?

You can bet your freshman Democrat Josh Harder will be voting for impeachment.  Hopefully Trump gets re-elected in 2020 and Harder gets sent back to the Bay Area from whence he came.

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I was amused by a presser sent out by Andy Orellana of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. I suspect the party is afraid that Josh Harder so narrowly defeated Republican Jeff Denham last November that he can be picked off next year. How else can you explain their rush to slam the newly announced GOP candidate in Bob Elliott?

Orellana takes aim at Elliott because he decided to not run for state Senate but instead gun for Harder’s 10th Congressional District seat. Specifically the Democrat mouthpiece addressed Elliott’s words about running for Congress is “the right thing to do” after speaking to Republican Party officials in D.C. Orellana has this to say: “Seems pretty clear who Bob Elliott is running for and it’s certainly not Central Valley Californians.” He goes on to say that “Bob Elliott’s admission that he’s running for Congress because he spoke with Washington’s GOP tells the voters all they need to know - that’s he’s running to serve Washington and not the hardworking families of the Central Valley.”

Huh? So does that mean Harder ran for Congress to not serve the hardworking families? Orellana’s reasoning is faulty.

I’m sure Elliott realized he might get party support and that he could do greater good serving in Congress to support the president than the lost cause of a state Legislature so overrun with Democrats working overtime it further drive California into the ground.

Orellana has a problem with Elliott was encouraged by “DC insiders.” I think a fairer assessment he’s encouraged to run by a party that will financially support him. Besides, Harder has no room to talk given how he was elected by Bay Area money.


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