• More radio stations ban ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ amid #MeToo controversy

    Across the country, radio stations and their listeners continue to debate what should be done about the 1944 Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

    The tune made headlines this holiday season when Cleveland radio station WDOK announced it would cease playing the song after some listeners complained its lyrics hadn’t aged well amid the #MeToo movement.

    Now radio stations all around the United States are beginning to follow suit, with mixed reactions from listeners.  Read more …

  • The PC Police are out in force!
    They claim that some Christmas traditions are wrong and should be banned in the #MeToo world.
    We have today’s forum to discuss this from all angles and best of all, we include breakfast burritos to celebrate Christmas, oops–I mean the Santa Claus Holiday….

    Join the NSRF at Amazing Grace Community Church Saturday, December 8th from 9:00am-11:00am as we discuss this topic with all the #MeToo controversy. Read more …

  • Americans Turned to Trump to Roll Back the Progressive Tide

    To understand his appeal, look at the excesses of liberals in recent years. He’s a wall against the wave.

    President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cleveland, Nov. 5.
    President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cleveland, Nov. 5. PHOTO: JIM WATSON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

    At lunch the other day, a friend and strong anti-Trumper wondered aloud what brought all those thousands of people out to Donald Trump’s rallies. “After all,” he said “they’re pretty much the same show.” Mr. Trump on stage, in his usual bragging mode, attacking the press, settling scores with people he feels have betrayed him, while the audience in their red hats applaud uproariously, yelling approval for 90 or so minutes. “What’s the attraction? I don’t get it.”

    Not a bad question, really. As I thought it over, it occurred to me that what genuinely excites Mr. Trump’s crowds and draws them to him is their shared antiliberalism. By liberalism I do not mean liberalism of the kind that was at the center of our fathers’ Democratic Party—which supported labor unions, civil liberties, racial integration, involvement in international affairs. I refer to the liberalism now metamorphisized into progressivism, at the heart of the thinking of such Democrats as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

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  • Democrats Plan to Pursue Most Aggressive Gun-Control Legislation in Decades

    Focus spurred by an incoming class of lawmakers with ‘F’ NRA ratings who campaigned on the issue

    Georgia Democrat Lucy McBath, the highest-profile gun-control advocate on the ballot Tuesday, defeated GOP Rep. Karen Handel. PHOTO: DUSTIN CHAMBERS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    By Reid J. Epstein

    Updated Nov. 9, 2018 3:02 p.m. ET

     

    WASHINGTON—Democrats say they will pass the most aggressive gun-control legislation in decades when they become the House majority in January, plans they renewed this week in the aftermath of a mass killing in a California bar.

    Their efforts will be spurred by an incoming class of pro-gun-control lawmakers who scored big in Tuesday’s midterm elections, although any measure would likely meet stiff resistance in the GOP-controlled Senate.

    Democrats ousted at least 15 House Republicans with “A” National Rifle Association ratings, while the candidates elected to replace them all scored an “F” NRA rating.

    “This new majority is not going to be afraid of our shadow,” said Mike Thompson, a California Democrat who is chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “We know that we’ve been elected to do a job, and we’re going to do it.”

    Mr. Thompson, who represents a district in the Napa Valley north of San Francisco, said he plans to introduce legislation mandating universal background checks in the opening weeks of the new Congress.

    The gun-control movement’s evolution was evident this week following news that a dozen people had been killed Thursday at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

    People hold a vigil Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. PHOTO: APU GOMES/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

    While in the past there were calls for time to mourn victims following mass shootings, this week advocates reacted instead with a call for new legislation.

    Susan Orfanos, whose son was killed Thursday after surviving the Las Vegas massacre last year, said in a television interview that she doesn’t “want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control, and I hope to God nobody sends me anymore prayers.”

    Opponents of new gun laws say additional restrictions are unnecessary.

    Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican whose victorious Senate campaign Tuesday was backed by $2.5 million in spending by the NRA, was asked on Fox News what can be done to prevent gun violence like the Thousand Oaks shooting.

    Republican Marsha Blackburn’s victorious Senate campaign was backed by $2.5 million in spending by the NRA. PHOTO: MARK HUMPHREY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

    “What we do is say, how do we make certain that we protect the Second Amendment and protect our citizens?” Ms. Blackburn replied, referencing the U.S. Constitution plank that grants the right to bear arms.

    About 61% of voters participating in the 2018 midterm elections said America’s gun laws should be stricter, according to AP VoteCast, a pre-election and Election Day survey of about 90,000 people who said they voted or intended to vote. About 13% of Democrats and 8% of all voters said gun control was the most important issue affecting their vote.

    The 2018 elections marked the first time gun-control advocates outspent the NRA.

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    The gun-rights advocacy group spent about $20 million in the 2018 election cycle—much of it on advertising backing the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said.

    Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control organization backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and a group founded by former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a 2011 shooting, spent a combined $37 million in 2018.

    Ms. Baker said she is optimistic NRA-backed candidates will prevail in governor’s races in Florida and Georgia that have yet to be called. The NRA also invested in GOP Senate candidates who ousted Democratic incumbents in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota. NRA-backed Senate candidates lost in Montana and West Virginia.

    “The biggest Second Amendment implication of the election is that the pro-Second Amendment majority in the U.S. Senate will continue to confirm pro-Second Amendment judges to the lower courts all the way to the Supreme Court,” Ms. Baker said.

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    At the state level, voters in Washington state approved a ballot referendum expanding the state’s requirement for background checks on gun purchases. In Florida, Democrat Nikki Fried leads the race for agriculture commissioner, whose office regulates the state’s concealed weapon permits.

    The highest-profile gun-control advocate on the ballot Tuesday was Democrat Lucy McBath, who defeated GOP Rep. Karen Handel in a suburban Atlanta House contest. Ms. McBath, a former Delta Air Lines flight attendant, became a gun-control advocate after her teenage son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012 by a man who said the boy was playing music too loud. The assailant was later convicted of murder.

    Ms. McBath, who became a spokeswoman for Everytown and a 2016 campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton, relayed her story on the campaign trail and in her early television advertisements. But in the closing weeks before Election Day, Ms. McBath focused on health care and economic issues.

    Everytown’s closing TV ad backing Ms. McBath didn’t mention gun control, focusing instead on health care. “Voters absolutely understood where Lucy stood on the issue of gun safety,” said Everytown President John Feinblatt. “There was no question in voters’ minds about Lucy’s story.”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-plan-to-pursue-most-aggressive-gun-control-legislation-in-decades-1541791440?mod=trending_now_2

     

  • We’ll analyze the results of how Colorado voted at the local, state, and federal level and discuss the ramifications.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side this Saturday morning, November 10th.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton. Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

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    Democrats recapture Colorado Senate, now hold complete power at Capitol.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-senate-democrat-control.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604498&j=84882061

    Voters reject oil well setbacks as Colorado’s Proposition 112 defeated.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-prop-112-defeated.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604485&j=84882061

    contest name choice name party name total votes percent of votes registered voters ballots cast
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Karen McCormick DEM 678 23.25 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Ken Buck REP 2238 76.75 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Mike Coffman REP 17232 48.02 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Jason Crow DEM 17317 48.26 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Kat Martin LBR 636 1.77 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Dan Chapin UAF 700 1.95 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Ed Perlmutter DEM 56439 59.34 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Mark Barrington REP 34813 36.6 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Jennifer Nackerud LBR 3866 4.06 204348 96929 Read more …

  • Who’s Attacking Political Norms Now?

    Democrats target the ‘legitimacy’ of the Supreme Court.

    Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 28.
    Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 28. PHOTO: AARON P. BERNSTEIN/BLOOMBERG NEWS
    After the extraordinary tumult of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended, three normal things happened that are embedded in this country’s Constitution and traditions.
     
    The full Senate voted on the nomination, and Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed. Then Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Mr. Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice. Last Tuesday Justice Kavanaugh, sitting as the most junior Justice next to Justice Elena Kagan, participated in oral arguments in two cases involving the Armed Career Criminal Act.
     
    For Democrats, this return to normalcy is intolerable. They are doubling down on their war against the new Justice.
     
    They have several related goals: Undermine Justice Kavanaugh’s authority on the Court, argue that his presence undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself, drive Justice Kavanaugh off the Court through impeachment if they win control of the House of Representatives, and, most fantastic of all, consider expanding the size of the Court if they regain control of the government.
     
    At his political rallies, President Trump has taken to calling out “the radical Democrats.” Democrats are appalled at the President’s rhetoric. We can’t imagine why. If the party’s post-confirmation campaign against Justice Kavanaugh isn’t a radical departure from the norms of American politics, we can’t imagine what is.
     
    Dianne Feinstein, speaking from her Senatorial platform on Twitter , wrote that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation “undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.” Possibly Twitter’s character limitations prevented Senator Feinstein from explaining exactly how the legitimacy of the Court was being undermined, but the idea has taken hold among Democrats.

    Read more …

  • What if Obama Voters Remember How Lousy the Obama Era Was?

    The left worries that young people and minorities don’t hate Trump enough.

    By James Freeman

    Oct. 12, 2018 5:01 p.m. ET

    Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania last month. PHOTO: MATT ROURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

    During the Obama administration there was much confident chatter on the left about the “coalition of the ascendant.” This rising population of young people, social liberals and minority voters not only carried Barack Obama to two national victories but was allegedly destined by demography to exert an increasing leftward tug on American politics. The potential problem for leaders of this coalition is that along the way some of their followers may have noticed the results of their policies.

    A few warning signs have been appearing lately as the Obama generation makes it way into the workplace and as minority voters seem unwilling to hate President Donald Trump as much as Democratic politicians and the press expect them to do.

    “It’s time for some alarm about the midterms,” writes David Leonhardt of the New York Times. “The most recent polls have underscored the real possibility that Republicans will keep control of both the Senate and House.” According to Mr. Leonhardt:

    Democrats now appear highly unlikely to take back the Senate, which was always going to be hard for them, given the conservatism of the states holding Senate elections this year. And while Democrats are still favored to win the House, many races remain so close — with neither candidate yet polling above 50 percent — that they could break either way in the final weeks. It’s easy to see a scenario in which many Democratic-leaning voters fail to turn out, as often happens in the midterms, and many Republican-leaning voters remain loyal to the party.

    How could turnout possibly be a problem for Democrats, given all of the rage from professional leftists directed at Mr. Trump? Apparently amateur leftists aren’t as angry and in many cases may not even be leftists. Read more …

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