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Walls Don’t Work? Then Why Did Dems Build GIANT Wall to Protect Their 2016 National Convention?

The idea that walls “don’t work” is fundamentally erroneous, and nothing more than a political talking point.

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Nearly to a person, Democrats today are blabbering that “walls don’t work” to prevent President Donald Trump from getting a “win” on the budget. But, if “walls don’t work,” why did the Democrats build a giant wall to keep protesters away from their 2016 national convention?

Apparently, the walls the Democrats built around the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in 2016 was the sort of border security that they could sign onto.

Of course, the Democrats were really trying to keep out undesirables. And by that they meant Bernie Sanders supporters.

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Many of the protesters who gathered outside of the barrier were supporters of Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Some Democrats, like Brady Brassfield, told WJLA they felt “cheated” after seeing the extensive security constructed by the DNC.

“They don’t want to hear what we want to say or see what we have out here, really,” Brassfield said.

No doubt, Mr. Brassfield.

The Democrats also did not want to hear what Bernie Sanders had to say in 2016, either. It was all about the coronation of Hillary Clinton, so contrary views were not wanted.

Indeed, the Democrats went nuts on security for their 2016 convention. The Party actually erected about four miles of fencing in concentric stages to keep the riff-raff out of their august presence.

In July of 2016, for instance, The Observer wrote:

Much has been made of the gigantic four-mile wall that the security people have built to shield DNC attendees from the robust protests taking place throughout Philadelphia. Even People magazine noted that high-profile supporters of Bernie Sanders cannot get anywhere near the delegates they’re hoping to influence and several have been arrested trying to scale the 8-foot fence that rings not just the stadium proper, but a giant area outside the stadium.
According to the US Secret Service, it was a nearly unprecedented effort to shield convention-goers from the riffraff. Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com that it would include “no-scale fencing to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!”

What may look like a boring story about securing an area during a naturally contentious event is of course irresistible because of the irony of the Democrats, who have made sport of Donald Trump’s focus on building a wall on America’s southern border, being protected by a wall surrounding their convention.

I would say hypocrisy, as opposed to irony.

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Watch: Biden Claims 150 Million People Killed By Guns Since 2007, Warns Manufacturers He’s Coming

He’s only off by 148.5 million, so…

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You’re probably reading that headline and saying to yourself, Nah, Joe didn’t say 150 million people were killed by guns since 2007. There’s no way even he would say something that ridiculous! Well, my friends, you’d be wrong. According to the former 2020 Democrat frontrunner and soon-to-be three-time failed presidential candidate Joe Biden, his statement is accurate. 150 million people, all dead – from guns, since 2017. Just…I mean…Joe…WHAT IS THE DEAL, BRO!? The guy also said he’s coming after gun manufacturers if he’s elected. So, you’re safe, gun manufacturers. WATCH: https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1232482323557306368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482323557306368&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F REACTIONS: https://twitter.com/GlentiesElle/status/1232483845913464832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483845913464832&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/kevinatthelake/status/1232483165777694720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483165777694720&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/BuzzPatterson/status/1232482037220569089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482037220569089&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/WaivedSAP/status/1232483886845718528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483886845718528&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/rayhoyle/status/1232484022581809152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232484022581809152&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/evets_2/status/1232482492822671360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482492822671360&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/YIhere/status/1232482688348504064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232482688348504064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F https://twitter.com/JCHawkins8/status/1232483810568097793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232483810568097793&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F02%2F25%2Fdemdebate-joe-biden-claims-150-million-people-have-been-killed-with-guns-since-2007%2F Did Joe mean to say 1.5 million? Still a lot, obviously, but not even sorta kinda close to 150 million. From NBC News: More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history. Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S. history, according to estimates from the Department of Veterans Affairs and iCasualties.org, a website that maintains an ongoing database of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. LOOK: H/T: Twitchy

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Video: Bloomberg Says He Spent $100 Million & ‘Bought’ Democrat Majority In The House

Yep. He said it!

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In case you forgot to tune in to Tuesday night’s Democrat debate (and there’s a decent chance you did), you missed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) acknowledging that he personally “bought” a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives. Mike didn’t mean to let this slip. He caught himself, just not quickly enough. From Daily Wire: Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said during a CBS News debate on Tuesday night that he “bought” the Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. WATCH: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1232481180211019776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1232481180211019776&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-dnc-spokeswoman-goes-on-fox-news-and-bashes-bernie-sanders REACTIONS: TV’s Judge Judy doesn’t want to Make America Great Again. She doesn’t want to Keep America Great, either. Instead, Judy Sheidlin has decided to back Democrat turned Republican turned Independent turned Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president. From Fox News: The TV courtroom personality, 77, wrote a piece for USA Today in which she endorsed former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg for president even though he’s not currently running for the position. She said, “I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart — regardless of the consequences.” She added, “Our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive,” she said. “The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.”

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