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Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a blast of snark. Townhall Media editor. alum. Bowling novice.

Nancy Pelosi to Americans: You’re getting screwed over in favor of the rich — American: How rich are you? — Pelosi: This isn’t about ME!

At a DNC town hall, Nancy Pelosi again tried to sock it to “the rich” and the Republicans who love them, but this is what happens when you try to inject some self-awareness into sniffy’s latest shoveling of BS:

Rep. Nancy Pelosi was heckled by a woman at a town hall event Tuesday after she continued blasting President Trump and Republicans’ tax cuts.

“God never intended one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadening poverty,” the House minority leader said, adding that the quote was from Dr. Martin Luther King.

As she finished her sentence, Pelosi was interrupted by a woman in the Phoenix, Arizona, audience who asked “how much are you worth, Nancy?”

“Are you in abject poverty?” the woman shouted at Pelosi, who is routinely listed among the wealthiest members of Congress.

Pelosi and her husband Paul Sr., a Georgetown-educated businessman who runs a venture capital firm, are worth about $100 million.

“We’re not talking about that,” Pelosi responded, saying that she can talk “louder than anybody” because she is a mother of five grown children.

Has Pelosi accused this heckler of being a Russian “bot” yet?

It’s impressive though that the Dems were able to hold a town hall even after “Armageddon.”

Some Dems starting to realize that calling Trump a psychotic dictator might not be enough to sweep the midterms

Many Democrats can’t believe their “definition of insanity” approach hasn’t been working as well as they’d hoped during their attempt to come back from years of Barack Obama single-handedly destroying their party (while Dems applauded like trained seals the entire time). With midterms just around the corner, the reality is setting in that calling Trump a dictator might not be nearly enough:

House Democrats are heading into the throes of the election haunted by many of the same problems that dogged them in 2016: a Trump-dominated news cycle, a message that’s struggling to break through and sharp divisions within the party about how to fix it.

Now many Democrats say they’re watching nervously as polls start to trend in Republicans’ favor — and worry they’re witnessing the beginning of a slow-motion train wreck that they have no idea how to stop.

There are still widespread disagreements within the diverse 193-member caucus about what campaign message Democrats should rally around in the final months before the midterms and even who should be the party’s chief messenger.

Some Democrats worry a rerun of the Republican playbook employed in the past several cycles — painting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the GOP’s central villain — will again be successful in denying them the House majority.

Other members say the caucus’ main problems are internal. Democrats on the far ends of the party’s ideological spectrum continue to battle over what their focus should be in the election — and how much of it should center on President Donald Trump.

“People get caught up in the anti-Trump messaging. That’s what the messaging has been,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

“The Democrats focus so much on Trump and the carnival that is around him that we don’t spend enough time talking about who we are and what we will do if the voters give us a chance in the majority.”

It’s nothing short of amazing that the Democrats actually are baffled why they can’t move the needle more in their favor just after insinuating that several million law-abiding Americans who belong to a 2nd Amendment rights organization are complicit in mass murder, had a presidential candidate who called about half the country “deplorable,” members of Congress who prioritize people in the country over American citizens, and a House Minority Leader who claimed a tax cut bill would lead to mass genocide and then called an extra couple thousand dollars a year “crumbs.” If Dems want to know what the Dems’ biggest messaging problem is all the need are lots of mirrors.

Amazingly enough, the DNC will probably conclude that they need to get more extreme in their rhetoric, but they’ve already set that bar so high up they’d need a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to reach it.

Awkward: John Podesta gets asked how Russia knew to focus on Wisconsin & Michigan when Hillary’s campaign didn’t

February still has quite a few days left in it, but the “Most Hilariously Awkward Question of the Month” award can probably already be handed out for what former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta was asked on Sunday morning:

CBS host Nancy Cordes asked Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta Sunday why Russian operatives knew to focus on the critical battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan when the Clinton team seemingly didn’t.

One key aspect of Russia’s interference campaign in the election was extensive trolling and disinformation through memes and ads on Facebook, and they particularly targeted users in Wisconsin and Michigan, two consistently blue states President Donald Trump narrowly won en route to his election victory.
“But it does beg the question, how is it that these Russian operatives knew to focus on purple states like Michigan and Wisconsin, and your campaign didn’t?” Cordes asked.

This is Podesta’s version of “homina homina homina”:

Podesta claimed that Hillary did focus heavily on Pennsylvania, but pledging to put workers in the coal industry out of jobs doesn’t exactly qualify as campaign strategy genius. Instead of admitting the real reasons Clinton lost — which is sheer arrogance combined with unlikability and many things in between — Podesta changed the subject faster than Bill Clinton after Hillary asks “where were you last night?”

It’s also worth noting that neither the interviewer or the interviewee in the above video know what “begging the question” means.

Hey, maybe Michael Moore was right about the whole Russia ‘collusion’ thing after all!

Michael Moore spotted “collusion” over a year ago:

I know I’ve been a frequent critic of Moore in the past, but I’m not afraid to also admit when he was right — in a way:

Well what do you know!

Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016.

Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occured after the election.

The government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the indictment said.

On Nov. 12, Moore tweeted: “At today’s Trump Tower protest. He wouldn’t come down.”

That information has been pass along to Vladimir.

Bill Gates’ complaint about gov’t not taking enough of his money crashes faster than Windows ME

When billionaires such as Bill Gates talk like this it makes me temporarily question my defenses of capitalism until I remember the alternative:

Hey Bill, you can send in a lot more if you wish — the government will gladly take your check.

How much money do you think Gates spends every year on armies of tax attorneys sniffing out every possible deduction?

As IF: Rush Limbaugh suggests DREAMer compromise Republicans should REALLY consider proposing

The Republicans should actually consider pushing this proposal, and not just because it would provide me with an endless amount of amusement.

Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh said that he would be in favor of granting amnesty to every illegal immigrant, with a major catch.

“I would be willing right here to support an effort to grant permanent citizenship for whatever number if you make part of the deal they can’t vote for 15-25 years,” Limbaugh said on Fox News Sunday.

There! The “DREAMer” problem would be solved, right, congressional Dems? … Congressional Dems!?

What a great way to call out the libs’ true intentions.

Dems if an offer of immediate citizenship were granted to DREAMers in return for a delay in permission to vote:

Toolbags at NY Daily News set new gold standard for shamelessness in pushing lefty shooting narrative

Just for a quick recap, the confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz was, while in high school before being expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, enrolled in the U.S. Army’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). After school the participants would target shoot with air rifles and complete in local competitions. The National Rifle Association gave the school’s JROTC a “non-cash grant” of over $10,000 for their program (as they did with many other schools around the country). One of the victims of Cruz’s rampage was a member of the JROTC, who was killed while trying to help others. At least two more members of the ROTC are being praised for their heroic actions during the shooting. Authorities have admitted they dropped the ball on all the red flags that were displayed by this maniac by not following up on tips to his behavior.

With all that in mind, here’s the New York Daily News’ takeaway:

What’s most amazing is when media reps actually react with disbelief and surprise after being accused of journalistic malpractice.

Bernie Sanders might want to drop the Trump/Russia accusations and slowly back away

Senator Bernie Sanders has been one of the most vocal politicians when it comes to looking into possible Trump campaign involvement with Russia prior to the 2016 election:

Sanders soon got what he asked for, and there was an independent investigation, which is still going on. And then something in the Mueller indictments yesterday suddenly made a socialist cat get Bernie’s tongue:

It hasn’t gotten this awkward in Bernie’s office since he accidentally tipped over a mug sporting an anti-capitalism quote and spilled coffee all over the mortgage statement from his third home:

The indictment revealed that the efforts included “operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.”

Russian “specialists were instructed to post content that focused on ‘politics in the USA’ and to ‘use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them.),’” the indictment continued. It said that message was sent around Feb. 10, 2016, the day after both Sanders and Trump won their respective parties’ all-important New Hampshire primary contest.

Here’s Sanders’ statement so far about what was in the Mueller indictments:

Kamala Harris vs. Kamala Harris on ‘babies being slaughtered’

Super-progressive Dem senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris seems conflicted as usual.

The wind-up from last month:

“Immoral” eh?

And the pitch this week:

While the lefties are busy blaming the NRA for horrors like that which took place in Florida this week, maybe they should find a little time for some introspection about the role they’ve been playing in the cheapening of human life.

Oscar winning actress’s offer of support for Elizabeth Warren and her heritage claim is unintentional comedy gold

This is just about the funniest thing I read all week. The gist of it all is that actress Jennifer Lawrence has expressed an interest in pretending to be Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American. It’s unintentional comedy gold from the Hollywood Trump hater:

When asked which political character she’d want to play, Lawrence told ITK, “I could play Sen. [Elizabeth] Warren as Pocahontas.”

The quip was an apparent reference to a slur lobbed at the Massachusetts Democrat by President Trump.

The commander in chief has called Warren — who claims partial Native American heritage — “Pocahontas” before, most recently at a November event honoring Navajo Code Talkers.

Warren’s critics have accused her in the past of claiming Native American heritage in order to advance her academic career.
The 27-year-old actress has been an outspoken critic of Trump, saying last year that any face-to-face encounter she would have with the president would likely end “with a martini to the face.”

Wow. That’s a little like Nicole Kidman offering to portray Rachel Dolezal in a movie just to help solidify her African-American cred. Good luck with that!