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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: Clarence Thomas is a ‘Hater’

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, one of the most powerful and prominent black Democrats in Congress, doesn’t like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. That much has been proved by prior events.

That said, I don’t think racially tinged speeches in which Thomas is called a “hater” because of his legal opinions on issues like abortion, election integrity laws and gay marriage is going to help his cause much.

Unfortunately, that advice comes a bit too late for Jeffries, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and a potential successor to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the lower chamber.

In a clip from a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week that the representative posted to his own account, Jeffries frequently called “brother Thomas” a “hater” for how he votes on the court and suggested he ought to control his wife’s opinions.

(This isn’t the first time that black liberals have attacked Thomas with implicit or explicit racial overtones — all because he dares to be a conservative African-American. Here at The Western Journal, we’ve documented the double standard on the left — and we’ll continue to do so. You can help us bring America the truth by subscribing.)

The clip was posted by Jeffries on Wednesday.

“Let me ask this question of brother Thomas,” Jeffries said. “Why are you such a hater?

“Hate on civil rights. Hate on women’s rights. Hate on reproductive rights. Hate on voting rights. Hate on marital rights. Hate on equal protection under the law. Hate on liberty and justice for all. Hate on free and fair elections. Why are you such a hater?

“And you think you can get away with it … escape public scrutiny,” he added, “because you think that shamelessness is your superpower.”

While the rant was likely occasioned by Justice Thomas being one of five conservative justices who reportedly have signed on to a draft Supreme Court opinion leaked to Politico that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Jeffries also seemed to be taking issue with Thomas’ criticism of those on the left who have taken the news poorly.

“We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said last week, according to The Hill.

“We use stare decisis as a mantra when we don’t want to think.”

Jeffries then went low, saying that if he really believed this, he needed to “start in your own home.”

“Have a conversation with Ginni Thomas. She refused to accept the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Why?” Jeffries said.

“Because she didn’t like the outcome.  … Because the former twice-impeached so-called president of the United States lost legitimately to Joe Biden. How did she respond? Instead, she said the Bidens should face a military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay on trumped-up charges of sedition. You’ve got to be kidding me.”

Jeffries was referencing the House Jan. 6 committee’s release of text messages between Ginni, the justice’s wife, and former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows in the wake of the 2020 election.

Ginni Thomas also attended the “Stop the Steal” rally held by then-President Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, which preceded the Capitol incursion.

However, no evidence exists that Justice Thomas holds his wife’s opinions, knew about his wife’s opinions, approved of his wife’s opinions and — here’s the important part — controls his wife’s opinions.

In no other context, of course, would a male politician be told they needed to control what their wife thought, even if what their wife thought was problematic. But, Thomas is a black conservative Supreme Court justice, which has made him a favorite target for a Democratic Party which has come to believe they hold exclusive rights to minority communities and any dissension is a racial infraction.

But don’t tell this to Jeffries, who takes umbrage when anyone insinuates that Democrats have an issue with Thomas’ race and political bearing.

At a hearing last month, he asked Mark Paoletta — a lawyer in the George H.W. Bush and Trump administrations who worked on getting Thomas confirmed, according to Newsweek — about statements he had made regarding the inability of leftists to accept a black conservative justice.

“What evidence do you have to support that incendiary charge?” Jeffries asked.

Paoletta said that when Jan. 6 special committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi “calls him an ‘Uncle Tom’ because of his views on voter ID and Affirmative Action … that is the most vile, disgusting thing you can say. So, yes, that’s evidence of” the phenomenon.

Jeffries then interrupted Paoletta and then noted, among other things, that “Chairman Bennie Thompson has an observation to make, he’s entitled to free speech.”

“Can I give you another example?” Paoletta asked.

“No,” Jeffries replied.

Geez. Why are you such a hater, Rep. Jeffries?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Elon Musk Is ‘Out for Blood,’ Declares Total War on the Democratic Establishment

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From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct.

If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.”

Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history.

The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies.

Not anymore.

Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies.

After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement from our current national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, for added credibility.

Both tweets are textbook examples of disinformation, yet each remains in place on Twitter’s website. This issue was raised by a Twitter user, who sent a message to Musk asking him to look into it when he gains control of the company.

Musk acknowledged the tweet below and then messaged Twitter’s current CEO, Parag Agrawal, and the company’s policy and legal head, Vijaya Gadde, who serves as Twitter’s ultimate censor.

The Democrats started it and now it’s game on. Musk has declared war on the Democratic establishment.

It will be good for America to have someone like Musk at the top of a major tech platform. There’s no way to overstate the importance of a plurality of voices in the national conversation. His leadership will help topple the left’s lock on U.S. news.

Thanks to the hate they’ve piled onto Musk, the left has awoken a sleeping giant. And just like the Japanese in World War II, they may live to regret it.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct. If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.” I am indeed out for blood — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022 Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history. The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies. Not anymore. Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies. After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement…

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Deep-Blue Areas Overcounted in Census While Heartland States Were Handed Noticeable Setback

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Maybe it’s coincidence or something else altogether, but a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that several red states were undercounted in the 2020 census, while about an equal number of blue states were overcounted.

One practical impact is that red states likely received less representation than they should in Congress, while blue states received more.

And the kicker is the situation cannot be remedied until after the next census in 2030.

The Census Bureau reported that its Post-Enumeration Survey, which uses sampling to check the accuracy of the 2020 census, found that Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas were all undercounted.

Arkansas was the highest, with approximately a 5 percent undercount, while Texas was the lowest at just under 2 percent.

Amidst that group of red states was Illinois, whose population was also undercounted by about 2 percent.

On the flip side, the states that were overcounted include Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Utah.

So two red states — Ohio and Utah — were among the blue states with this problem.

The states with the greatest overcounts were Hawaii, with about 6.8 percent, followed by Delaware and Rhode Island at about 5 percent.

The lowest overcount was in Ohio at approximately 1.5 percent.

In 36 states and the District of Columbia, the enumeration survey found no statistically significant difference from the census count.

Roll Call reported, based on the survey’s findings, Texas and Florida should have picked up an additional congressional seat.

Meanwhile, Rhode Island and Minnesota should have likely lost a seat had they not been overcounted.

Tennessee was another red state that might have picked up an additional seat, but for its population being undercounted, according to The Hill.

The map below shows how the apportionment worked out nationwide, based on the 2020 census.

The states in gray stayed the same. Those in purple lost seats, and the states in green gained.

So Texas picked up two seats, but it should have gotten three, and Florida gained one seat, but should have added two.

“No census is perfect,” Census Bureau Director Robert Santos said during a public webinar about the latest results from enumeration survey, NPR reported.

“And the PES allows us to become more informed about the 2020 census by estimating what portion of the population was correctly counted, where we missed people and where some people were counted that shouldn’t have been.”

NPR further noted that in 1999 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statistical sampling could not be used to produce census data for reapportioning Congress.

So the current breakdown of House members is what it’s going to be through the 2030 election cycle.

Allison Plyer, a former chair of the bureau’s scientific advisory committee, told NPR that states have the ability to push people to participate in the census in what she called “get-out-the-count” efforts.

She argued Texas could have done more.

“We know that Texas invested very little in get-out-the-count, and when they did so, it was very late in the process,” Plyer said.

So pattern or coincidence in the undercounts and overcounts?

It’s not clear, but given that red states ended up with the short end of the stick, it’s definitely worth giving special attention to the next time the census comes around.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Maybe it’s coincidence or something else altogether, but a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that several red states were undercounted in the 2020 census, while about an equal number of blue states were overcounted. One practical impact is that red states likely received less representation than they should in Congress, while blue states received more. And the kicker is the situation cannot be remedied until after the next census in 2030. The Census Bureau reported that its Post-Enumeration Survey, which uses sampling to check the accuracy of the 2020 census, found that Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas were all undercounted. Arkansas was the highest, with approximately a 5 percent undercount, while Texas was the lowest at just under 2 percent. Amidst that group of red states was Illinois, whose population was also undercounted by about 2 percent. wow — almost all of the undercounted populations were in red states & nearly all of the overcounts were in blue states https://t.co/hvR0HVjfOQ — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 19, 2022 On the flip side, the states that were overcounted include Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Utah. So two red states — Ohio and Utah — were among the blue states with this problem. The states with the greatest overcounts were Hawaii, with about 6.8 percent, followed by Delaware and Rhode Island at about 5 percent. The lowest overcount was in Ohio at approximately 1.5 percent. In 36 states and the District of Columbia, the enumeration survey found no statistically significant difference from the census count. Roll Call reported, based on the survey’s findings, Texas and Florida should have picked up an additional congressional seat. Meanwhile, Rhode Island and Minnesota should have likely lost a seat had they not been overcounted. Tennessee was…

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