Cooper's Eye on the Left: A gift that keeps on giving

Cooper's Eye on the Left: A gift that keeps on giving

December 31st, 2018 by Clint Cooper in Opinion Free Press

Democrat Doug Jones celebrates his victory with his wife, Louise, in the special election to fill an Alabama U.S. Senate seat in December 2017.


Bible drill needed

It appears U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans in portraying Democrats as clueless.

The soon-to-be New York congresswoman attempted to politicize Christmas on Christmas Day by suggesting Jesus and his parents were refugees. In a tweet, she wished "everyone a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)"

Critics didn't take long to pounce, one noting Mary and Joseph, the earthly parents of Jesus, "were on their way to pay their taxes, as mandated by Rome. You're now Rome, by the way."

The critic could have noted how paying income taxes is not something illegal immigrants — often mistakenly referred to as refugees — do, but didn't.

Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, was willing to give Ocasio-Cortez a little rope, but only a little.

"But if she meant his family fleeing from murderous threats of Herod," he tweeted, "that is more akin to the #Democrats' pushing for #abortion than to anything @realDonaldTrump does."


Truly LinkedIn

A left-wing billionaire apologized last week after admitting the $100,000 he gave toward the 2017 special U.S. Senate election in Alabama was to falsely link Republican candidate Roy Moore with Russian operatives.

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, gave the money to Democratic operatives, who staged under the group American Engagement Technologies (AET) what the operatives called a "false flag" meant to link the Republican's campaign to Russian influences and raise the campaign of Democrat Doug Jones, who won the race in which he once trailed badly.

The LinkedIn founder apologized after Facebook suspended the operatives that he paid for their role — termed Project Birmingham — in trying to discredit Moore.

As Hoffman and AET hoped, The Montgomery Advertiser and then others had reported on a Russian connection to Moore's campaign. The New York Post's headline was "Roy Moore flooded with fake Russian Twitter followers."

Hoffman had previously given $100,000 toward a similar misinformation campaign perpetrated during the attempt by Russian operatives to influence Facebook in 2016, according to the New York Times.


Campus PC

Your college class might be canceled because the professor is ill or the campus is closed because of snow, but Campus Reform recently listed the top five instances, in no order, in which colleges canceled classes or events in 2018 due to political reasons.

1. Nearly 20 professors at Yale Law School canceled or rescheduled classes when students demanded they do so in order to protest the confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

2. Mississippi State University professors canceled class or allowed students to miss class if they attended an organized "moment of silence" for the alleged sexual assault victims of Kavanaugh, one even suggesting if they couldn't attend the event they could take a photo and post it with the tag "#Believe Survivors."

3. The University of Alaska Southeast canceled all classes on Nov. 6 for students, faculty and staff to attend a "Power and Privilege Symposium," "a one-day teach-in designed [for attendees to] engage in difficult, thoughtful and honest conversation about the ways social hierarchies and identities manifest themselves in our communities."

4. The College of Holy Cross canceled classes in light of an alleged anti-gay assault to discuss "respect and inclusion" on campus in a "sensitivity" summit.

5. Kent State University canceled a production of "West Side Story" following complaints the play did not have enough "Latinx" students in major roles. The three cast leads were non-Latin students, including an African-American student who beat out the president of the school's Latin/x Theater Club.


It's (not) a twister

Darn that Mother Nature. She just keeps proving climate change alarmists wrong.

In the immediate post-Katrina years, it was hurricanes. This year, it's tornadoes.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and after April 27, 2011, when the U.S. suffered an outbreak of 360 tornadoes, the alarmists were certain in their prediction that hurricanes and tornadoes in the United States would only increase in number and intensity every year.

Then-President Barack Obama even got into the rhetoric, declaring in his 2012 inaugural speech that "raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms" were the fault of climate change.

Naturally, his remarks were fully supported by former Vice President Al Gore, who said the then-president would need to follow up his words by putting "a price on carbon" and regulating "emissions — global warming pollution from coal plants."

However, the immediate post Katrina years saw a number of down years for hurricanes, and, ironically, for the former president and Gore, 2012 saw a 10-year low in the number of tornadoes.

This year is expected to be — according to LMT Online — "the first year in the modern record with no violent tornadoes touching down in the United States."

By violent, the report refers to EF4s and EF5s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

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