LOOP: Leading Democrats reject calls for civility




BYE-BYE CIVILITY?  Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he rejects Michelle Obama’s call for civility. “Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick ’em.” Hillary Clinton also said it’s time for Democrats to abandon civility. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” READ
BUT DON’T CALL IT A “MOB”  After Kavanaugh was confirmed, a group of angry leftists burst through the police line and started pounding on the door of the Supreme Court. When commentator Matt Lewis called it a mob, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin scolded him. “Oh, you’re not gonna use the mob word here.” But the media had no problem using the word “mob” to describe Tea Party protests in 2010. READ
POPE SPEAKS ON ABORTION  Pope Francis compared having an abortion to “hiring a ‘hit man'” to eliminate a problematic person. “It is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is like hiring a hit man to solve a problem,” said Pope Francis.  READ
AMERICANS HATE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS   A poll found that 79% of whites dislike political correctness. But here’s a potential surprise. Minorities hate political correctness even more. For Asians, the number rises to 82%. For Hispanics, 87% oppose political correctness, with 88% of American Indians against it.  READ
SENATE 2020  Money is pouring into Montana as the seat held by pro-abortion Senator Jon Tester suddenly looks very competitive.  A total of $2.6 million has been unleashed in just the last week to boost the candidacy of pro-life Republican Matt Rosendale, while allies of Jon Tester have spent almost $1.4 million.  READ
FOREIGN POLICY VACUUM   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Senate Democrats are “putting our nation at risk” by constantly blocking nominations for diplomatic posts and other critical positions in the government. “We’ve done our part at the State Department by putting forward a slate of candidates. It’s Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and his colleagues who have refused to vote on these nominees, putting our nation at risk.” READ
SAUDI DISSIDENT MURDERED?   The alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, threatens to upend US-Saudi relations. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said predicted “tangible repercussions” for Saudi Arabia, if the Saudi government is responsible for the murder of Khashoggi. READ
SYNOD AND HOMESCHOOLING  A report by the Youth Synod in Rome shows some ignorance about homeschooling, says Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society. READ
CATHOLIC EDUCATION   90% of the private schools to receive a National Blue Ribbon award from the Department of Education were Catholic schools.  READ
SAINT QUOTE  “The saints did not all begin well, but they all ended well.” -St. John Vianney
SAINT OF THE DAY  The firstborn son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Saint John XXIII) was always proud of his down-to-earth roots. READ
DAILY READINGS  “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; He has come to his people.” (Lk 1:68)  READ

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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