• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

As A Stump for Evil, Eric Swalwell of California Sells His Leftist Poison

Rep. Eric Swalwell: Trump Brought In “Assassin” Whitaker To Kill Mueller Investigation

Note:  Adam Schiff is an habitual, nearly totally dishonest piece of human noise from “New” Fascist California, fulfilling the fascistic Dems drive to establish its first leftist autocracy American dictatorship state in our nation.
Naive, simple-minded Eric Stallwell seems to be one of Schiff’s fascistic students .  CNN is one of their television leftist news study outlets.   Click below for a video of the following display of words:

 

BLITZER: You saw this very strong article, the incoming chairman, we expect, Adam Schiff, of the Intelligence Committee, he just wrote it, posted in “The Washington Post.” “Matthew Whitaker, we’re watching you.” Very strong words.

You’ve got a strong tweet that you posted today, as well. Let me read it to our viewers: “The days of presidential immunity are OVER.” Over, all caps. “Gone. No more free passes to cash in on the — on access to Oval Office. No more colluding with Russia, and we’ll see if you’re a tax cheat. America is putting a balance of power on your abuses of power. Welcome to democracy.”

So tell us exactly what you mean by that, including your reference to a balance of power.

REP. ERIC SWALWELL (D), CALIFORNIA: And first, Wolf, happy Veterans Day to our veterans out there.

That was a response to the president’s tweet, blaming a dip in the stock market today on what he calls presidential harassment. And what he may be viewing as harassment is probably a response to the two years of immunity that he’s been receiving and what he now sees is going to be oversight.

And while we’re going to prioritize, you know, the economy and lifting up, you know, wages and protecting health care, we’re also no longer going to let the president get away with, you know, easing sanctions on Chinese companies while he gets a $500 million loan from the Chinese and a Trump Tower project. We’re not going to allow the president to just, you know, kill this Russia investigation by hiring an assassin like Matt Whitaker to come in and take it out —

BLITZER: When you say assassin, what do you mean?

SWALWELL: Yes, well, he — Whitaker was hired because of his views on the investigation, those views. He’s prejudged the investigation. Vox has reported that the president and Whitaker have been plotting, essentially, to have Whitaker come in and wind down the investigation.

If that had happened on Monday, you know, last Monday before the election, we would be powerless. But the voters want a check on these abuses of power. We’re not powerless any more.

BLITZER: So how are you going to divide up between what your Judiciary Committee is going to do in going after the president and the Intelligence Committee?

SWALWELL: Well, we’re not going to chase every ball that the president throws. We’re going to prioritize what matters to our democracy and people in their everyday lives. And so first we want to make sure that no one is above the law. And so seek to protect Bob Mueller, by insisting that we have protect Mueller legislation.

BLITZER: But you need Republicans, too.

SWALWELL: Well, the Republicans have not been able to get a budget passed in the last two years with their own votes, despite controlling the House and the Senate. So if they want Democratic votes, we’re saying they’re going to need to ensure that the Mueller investigation —

BLITZER: So is that an absolute? You’re not going to vote for must-pass legislation to keep the government open unless you have that kind of inclusion?

SWALWELL: Again, they control government. So if they can sort it amongst themselves, they can pass it. But if they want Democrats at the table to work with them, we think that the rule of law is paramount in our country and we’re going to insist on that.

BLITZER: It’s interesting. We spotted mike Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer and fixer — he spent a decade working closely with Donald Trump. He’s been in Washington today; he’s just left. We’ve got some video of him arriving at Union Station here in Washington. Here he’s departing in late afternoon.

We don’t know what he was doing here. But his criminal defense attorney was with him, and we know that it follows that big explosive story in the “Wall Street Journal” the other day about the president’s — President Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments to two women. What’s your understanding?

SWALWELL: I hope he’s coming clean. There’s reporting that he’s been talking to the special counsel. The special counsel has had a number of witnesses before the grand jury. It looks like they’re moving toward, you know, more progress in indictments.

But Mr. Cohen knows more beyond just campaign finance violations. I was a part of the interview of Mr. Cohen. He was negotiating with the Trump Tower property to go into Moscow during the primary when Russian-Americans who were connected to Vladimir Putin were offering to connect Putin and Trump. And they even said, “If we do this right, we can engineer this and elect our boy as president.”

So there’s a lot of concerns about, you know, what Donald Trump knew about those offers while the Russians were interfering.

BLITZER: And I just want to be precise. We spotted Michael Cohen here in Washington today for several hours with his criminal defense attorney.

We also noticed that there were eight of Robert Mueller’s attorneys working on this federal holiday, Veterans Day, today. We don’t know what Michael Cohen was doing. We can surmise; we can guess.

SWALWELL: Could have been at the mall. Just picking up —

BLITZER: I suspect — I don’t suspect he was at the mall. If he would have been, maybe would have come with his family, as opposed to his lawyer. But do you believe that the hush-money payments are potentially impeachable offenses?

SWALWELL: I think what they show, Wolf, are that these guys are shadowy operators, and it gives us reason to look at what they were doing with respect to the Russians, what they were doing with respect to the Saudi Arabians and deals that we suspect were being conducted at the time.

You know, I think we have to be careful that we don’t, you know, go too far on what is an impeachable offense. And that whatever we investigate, you know, that we have impenetrable evidence and we seek to have bipartisan support. Because we don’t want to be as reckless with the truth as the president is.

BLITZER: You expect indictments this week?

SWALWELL: I think, because of the number of people Bob Mueller has interviewed and that he took a pause for the midterm elections and now we’re a week after the midterms, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

BLITZER: And you say you want bipartisan support. Bipartisan support to protect Robert Mueller right now. Do you see that happening?

SWALWELL: I’ve seen it already in the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation to protect Bob Mueller. Mitch McConnell absolutely refuses to bring it to a vote. I hope, if we can pass that in the House, it will build momentum over there in the Senate.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/11/13/comedian_norm_macdonald_says_hes_not_funny_anymore_thanks_to_pc_culture.html

Of Course Patriots are Nationalists, NOT Saboteurs!

Trump’s a Nationalist. That’s What All Presidents Should Be!

By Frank Hawkins at American Thinker

 

Thomas Friedman is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner with a distinguished career as columnist, reporter, author and TV host. I have admired him and his work for as long as he has been visible. I’ve never met him but our careers overlapped in London and we both spent time in Beirut.

Recently he wrote a column called, “George Washington for President.” The subtitle was, “Patriots put love of their own people first, while nationalists put hate for other people first.”  This came right after President Trump proclaimed himself to be a nationalist.

Friedman really teed off on the president, calling him a disturbed man whose job description – to be a healer of the country in times of great national hurt and to pull us together to do big hard things that can only be done together – conflicts with his political strategy, which is to divide us and mobilize his base with anger and fear.

 

 

With that, my admiration for Friedman took a deep dive. I had to ask myself: is this the comment of a rational or even sane person?  Here’s my problem with Mr. Friedman. He managed to avoid the real situation and in fact spun diametrically away from the real story of Donald Trump and those who would destroy him.

Oh, Friedman also said, “Our country is in danger.”  Well, at least we agree on that sound bite.

In recent times, trying to play the role of healer and unifier has been a weakness for Republicans, such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. They and others, including  Reagan and even McCain, tried to various degrees to act as healers and unifiers. But the other side had no intention of letting them get away with that.

These Republican presidents and candidates let themselves be turned into punching bags taking the crap thrown at them while trying to be perceived as “presidential” by remaining above it all.  Remember, “Bush lied, people died!”?  Remember the full pass McCain and Romney both gave Obama on so many critical issues including his relationships with Frank Marshall Davis, Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, George Soros, Sayed Hassan AlQazwini and others?

Now, the liberals and progressives are outraged that President Trump refuses to play traditional Republican, that is, refuses to play patsy. Their heads have been exploding over it. Listen to the late night talk show crowd, left wing Hollywood types, the pussy hat crowd, crazy Democrat politicians, Antifa mobs and other radical groups funded by George Soros. Tell me Tom, who is really blasting away with anger and fear?

And since November of 2016, it’s been going on non-stop day and night on a daily basis.  And then there’s the media itself, the big three broadcast networks, CNN and MSNBC. On these networks, Trump has been called a “white supremacist,” a “Nazi,” a “virus,” “unfit to be human,” a “bigot” and other lovely terms. Tom, talk about dividing the country! Hint: It ain’t Trump.

This is what Friedman is not discussing or dealing with.  The abuse and hatred aimed at Trump, starting the moment of his inauguration, has been unprecedented.   It explains perfectly why the role of healer has not only been not possible, but not appropriate.

It’s the same reason Israel has not been able to make peace with the Muslim Arabs. Much of the other side doesn’t want peace except 100% on their terms.

We are in a low-grade civil war.  These are the people who intimidated and basically destroyed the reputation and presidency of George W. Bush (who, regardless of what you thought of his politics was one of the most decent men to ever be president). He was totally disrespected and made to look weak. It set the stage for Obama.

This is why we love Trump. He is our Netanyahu. Yes, it’s a terrible time. The opportunity for healing at present is minimal. If Trump doesn’t fight to protect America from these people, our country will irreversibly slip into socialism or worse and will be totally taken over by the Antifa thugs, the leftist academics who have already shut down free speech in our universities, the progressives who are demanding open borders, the left wing media that has become a cheering squad for the Democrat Party, the Democrat election fraud ballot stuffers,  anti-Semites, and the likes of Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, Keith Ellison, Linda Sarsour, Louis Farrakhan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum and the rest of them. Somehow Friedman didn’t get around to mentioning all of this. Maybe there wasn’t enough space.

The Trump now infamous press conference last Wednesday with Jim Acosta was highly revealing. For those who didn’t watch it, all you probably know about it is that Trump got into a shouting match with the great grandstander CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who was subsequently barred from the White House. That sucked all the oxygen out of the story. So of course what Trump really said was ignored.

But did Friedman or any of Trump’s detractors pay any attention to Trump’s important comments?  The President made a number of conciliatory statements during the press conference that any fair person would say were attempts at unifying the country.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  And I give her a lot of credit.  She works very hard, and she’s worked long and hard.  I give her a great deal of credit for what she’s done and what she’s accomplished. Hopefully, we can all work together next year to continue delivering for the American people, including on economic growth, infrastructure, trade, lowering the cost of prescription drugs.  These are some of things that the Democrats do want to work on, and I really believe we’ll be able to do that.  I think we’re going to have a lot of reason to do it.”

Trump went on to say,

“I really think, and I really respected what Nancy said last night about bipartisanship and getting together and uniting.  She used the word “uniting” and she used the word the bipartisanship statement, which is so important because that’s what we should be doing.”

And then this,

“Now is the time for members of both parties to join together, put partisanship aside, and keep the American economic miracle going strong.  It is a miracle.  We’re doing so well.  And I’ve said it at a lot of rallies.  Some of you have probably heard it so much you don’t want to hear it again.  But when people come to my office — presidents, prime ministers — they all congratulate me, almost the first thing, on what we’ve done economically.  Because it is really amazing.”

I haven’t been able to comb through all of the reporting on the press conference, but my guess is none of the MSM headlined or even reported this huge olive branch that Trump threw out. Certainly CNN didn’t. The event was overshadowed by Acosta and another reporter who tried to bait the President with a white nationalist comment. Trump aggressively and appropriately pushed back.

 “Hi, Mr. President.  Yamiche Alcindor with PBS NewsHour.  On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist.  Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists.  Now people are also saying . . . .

THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t know why you’d say that.  That’s such a racist question.

Q:   There are some people that say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric.  What do you make of that?

THE PRESIDENT:  Oh, I don’t believe that . . . . . Why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African Americans?  . . . That’s such a racist question.”

Trump was understandably insulted by the question and said so. This is what people like this woman and Friedman refuse to understand about Trump. In fact, they don’t want to understand him. They hate him so badly, they can’t do their jobs. Or, in some cases, hate has become their job.

I believe Trump tends to see Americans as just Americans regardless of sex, color, gender or any other inherited characteristic. He doesn’t play the identity politics game that the left thrives on. Friedman quoted Charles de Gaulle as saying, Nationalists put hate for other people first.” Trump’s answer: “I love my country.”

That’s what they don’t want to hear. That’s the Trump message they want to bury. Yes, there are white nationalists. Our country also has more than its share of communists, socialists, progressives and anarchists. But just as all left-wingers don’t fit into those categories,  it’s unfair and outrageous to stick Trump and other nationalists with the label of white nationalist.

For America, Trump is the right man for the times we are in. He’s a fighter and a brawler. He has been belligerent and rude and, at times, even over the top. But any fair-minded person can see this is what Trump has been faced with from the beginning. Trump is both a patriot and a nationalist who puts America and Americans first. He clearly loves our country and wants to see it succeed.. That’s been apparent in all the interviews he has given over the years. But he will not be bullied by these people. That’s what Friedman doesn’t seem to comprehend or want to talk about.

Frank Hawkins is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, Associated Press foreign correspondent, international businessman, senior newspaper company executive, founder and owner of several marketing companies and published novelist.  He currently lives in retirement in North Carolina.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/trumps_a_nationalist_thats_what_all_presidents_should_be.html

Note:  In TRUTH,  Tom Friedman is a spoiled, greedy, bigoted  lefty Jewish climber guy from St. Louis Park , Minnesota seeking popularity, a drive of serious popular consequence in our nation’s leftist bondings!   THAT IS A TRUTH IN THIS MATTER!   Yet, lefty fascists will not allow this TRUTH to be told, because  Friedman’s UNTRUTHS, in this case about the President are good for lefty political souls, if they have any souls, which are needed to gain total  control over the nation’s abilities to communicate Truth to its public….an old fascistic  Soviet Communist trick!  (I’ve been there folks….twice, speaking Russian all the time.)

It is likely by uttering the above truths,  fascistic lefty Google will make this article disappear…..and eventually of us JudeoChristian conservative writers and readers too,  if you know anything about the censor googles of life past!  ghr

Another Jewish Extreme Leftist Fascist Bigot, Adam Serwer, Falsely Smears Conservatives With Racism

America’s Problem Isn’t Tribalism—It’s Racism

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/racism-not-tribalism/575173/

Fascistics Klobuchar, Ellison, Omar, Strib, Cannabis Win In Minnesota

THE MINNESOTA DISASTER

by Scott Johnson  at PowerLine:

In Minnesota Republicans experienced electoral disaster that verges on disgrace if it doesn’t get there. We lost both Senate races by wide margins. We lost the governor’s race by a wide margin. Indeed, we lost every constitutional office. We even elected former hate cult and longtime supporter of cop killers Keith Ellison over Republican Doug Wardlow in the contest for attorney general. Ellison was assisted by the fact that his disgraceful views were held in confidence by the reporters at the Star Tribune. Ellison’s 4-point margin over Wardlow, however, made for the narrowest statewide win last night.

I should add that Green Party and Legal Marijuana Now/Grassroots Cannabis candidates siphoned votes from Democrats in several of these races. The performance of Republicans statewide last night was pathetic. They were outspent and outgunned. If Republican insiders seriously thought that Karin Housley posed a substantial threat to the vacuous Tina Smith, they might be ripe for the plucking by the Legal Marijuana Now crowd. Soul-searching is always in order, but in this case it is mandatory.

Republicans held the state senate by virtue of their success in a special election for one open senate district, but they lost their majority in the state house.

Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips (my cousin) knocked off incumbent Republicans Jason Lewis and Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s Second and Third Congressional Districts, respectively, but their victories may have been offset by the possible victory of Jim Hagedorn (he leads by 1500 votes with 15 precincts yet to be counted) and the certain victory of Pete Stauber in the First and Eighth Districts, respectively.

Oh, and Ilhan Omar “made history” by her election to succeed Ellison representing Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District (Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs). I previewed the race in this Weekly Standard article published just after the special DFL Fifth District endorsing convention this past June. According to the Star Tribune, Omar “made history” by becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress. I say she made history by becoming the first person elected to Congress after marrying her brother.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/the-minnesota-disaster.php

Save America from the Fascistic Dem Leftists THIS TUESDAY!

2018 looks like a different midterm to me

by Silvio Canto, Jr.   at  American Thinker:By Silvio Canto, Jr.

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We’ve heard for years about “first midterm blues” — the president losing seats after his election.  Recently, we saw it with President Clinton in 1994 and President Obama in 2010.  We did not see it with President Bush in 2002 but maybe that was an outlier or related to the patriotic reaction after 9/11.

What happens in 2018?  For some time, we’ve been hearing about “the blue wave”. However, in recent days, we are hearing of a GOP enthusiasm boost that could make comparisons to the past useless.

The first obvious sign of a GOP boost is the U.S. Senate.  As of today, Nevada is the only seat that the Democrats could flip.  On the other hand, North Dakota and Missouri look like GOP flips.  Indiana and Montana could flip to the GOP, too.  In a worst case scenario, the GOP could end up with 52, or 55 in a best case scenario.  I won’t mention New Jersey, Michigan, and Florida where a surprise could also bring us a GOP victory.

Over in the House, it appears that the Democrats have the edge today but the election is Tuesday.  I hear from many that there are a lot of close contests. So let’s wait for the voters to answer the question.  Turnout could make a huge difference in many of those close elections.

Another interesting factor is early voting.  It looks as if the GOP is leading, but it’s an uncertain measurement.  At the same time, they say that the GOP is more disciplined to vote on election day.  If so, then the head start on early voting may be a good sign for the GOP.

So what happens on Tuesday?  I think that the experts are missing the fact that 2018 is different.  I agree with Mark Penn that we are navigating in different waters this year.   President Trump is making this midterm about ideas.  He has many and the Democrats have none:

There is no question that President Trump is the most disruptive force in politics today.

The president has torn up every political playbook. His political survival after two years in office is a modern-day miracle, and his polling numbers are even running ahead of where Presidents Obama and Clinton were at this point.

President Trump’s most powerful weapon so far has not been the insult — which he certainly has been willing to use — but the idea.

Yes, what is happening is that Trump is running on ideas and finding that a lot of Americans agree with them.

The Democrats say that President Trump is running on fear about the caravan, for example.  At the same time, they present no idea as to how to deal with it.

On “birthright citizenship”, the Democrats play the fear card.  At the same time, not one is willing to introduce legislation saying that a baby born to a woman without papers should be declared a citizen.

On the economy, Trump has the latest jobs report.  The Democrats have more resistance.

So we will see a clash of waves.  My money is that the GOP wave will be bigger.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

We’ve heard for years about “first midterm blues” — the president losing seats after his election.  Recently, we saw it with President Clinton in 1994 and President Obama in 2010.  We did not see it with President Bush in 2002 but maybe that was an outlier or related to the patriotic reaction after 9/11.

What happens in 2018?  For some time, we’ve been hearing about “the blue wave”. However, in recent days, we are hearing of a GOP enthusiasm boost that could make comparisons to the past useless.

The first obvious sign of a GOP boost is the U.S. Senate.  As of today, Nevada is the only seat that the Democrats could flip.  On the other hand, North Dakota and Missouri look like GOP flips.  Indiana and Montana could flip to the GOP, too.  In a worst case scenario, the GOP could end up with 52, or 55 in a best case scenario.  I won’t mention New Jersey, Michigan, and Florida where a surprise could also bring us a GOP victory.

Over in the House, it appears that the Democrats have the edge today but the election is Tuesday.  I hear from many that there are a lot of close contests. So let’s wait for the voters to answer the question.  Turnout could make a huge difference in many of those close elections.

Another interesting factor is early voting.  It looks as if the GOP is leading, but it’s an uncertain measurement.  At the same time, they say that the GOP is more disciplined to vote on election day.  If so, then the head start on early voting may be a good sign for the GOP.

So what happens on Tuesday?  I think that the experts are missing the fact that 2018 is different.  I agree with Mark Penn that we are navigating in different waters this year.   President Trump is making this midterm about ideas.  He has many and the Democrats have none:

There is no question that President Trump is the most disruptive force in politics today.

The president has torn up every political playbook. His political survival after two years in office is a modern-day miracle, and his polling numbers are even running ahead of where Presidents Obama and Clinton were at this point.

President Trump’s most powerful weapon so far has not been the insult — which he certainly has been willing to use — but the idea.

Yes, what is happening is that Trump is running on ideas and finding that a lot of Americans agree with them.

The Democrats say that President Trump is running on fear about the caravan, for example.  At the same time, they present no idea as to how to deal with it.

On “birthright citizenship”, the Democrats play the fear card.  At the same time, not one is willing to introduce legislation saying that a baby born to a woman without papers should be declared a citizen.

On the economy, Trump has the latest jobs report.  The Democrats have more resistance.

So we will see a clash of waves.  My money is that the GOP wave will be bigger.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/11/2018_looks_like_a_different_midterm_to_me.html

A Snag in Today’s Doctrine of Liberal Privilege!

by Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator:

Dem AP Excuses Dem Mobster Attacks! What Else Do Today’s Dems Do?

THE AP DEFENDS THE DEMOCRATS’ MOBS

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

Voters, repelled by the mob action unleashed by leaders of the Democratic Party, are increasingly telling pollsters they intend to vote Republican. The Associated Press, alarmed, tries to help Democrats to stem the tide. The AP’s headline: “GOP decries Dems’ ‘mob rule,’ flipping the script.” Whose script? The AP’s, of course!

President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next month’s critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it’s Trump and the tea party movement who’ve boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to dangerous levels.

The AP story must have been prompted largely by the RNC’s highly effective ad titled The Left: An Unhinged Mob. Strangely, the AP never actually mentions the ad, perhaps not wanting readers to track it down and watch it.

The AP frames the current controversy over Democratic Party mob action by talking about the Tea Party, which hasn’t reared its head for six years or so. The Tea Party doesn’t have anything to do with the appalling scenes that are turning voters away from the Democratic Party, but the AP evidently thinks there is mileage to be had.

Less than a month from voting in which GOP control of Congress is dangling precariously, Republicans are linking comments and actions by Democratic politicians, raucous protesters opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and even a gunman who shot targeted GOP lawmakers. The message to Republican voters: Democrats are employing radical tactics that are only growing worse.

That’s a pretty good message! From here on, the AP’s effort is devoted to neutralizing it.

While the demonstrations were intense and some Republicans reported personal threats, liberal protesters’ tactics were broadly in line with those used by groups on the left and right during particularly passionate moments in Washington. The confrontational style harkened back to protests by the conservative tea party, which included angry face-offs with lawmakers and a massive Capitol demonstration far larger than last week’s rallies.

But the Tea Partiers didn’t invade Senate offices or pound on the doors to the Supreme Court chamber. Nor did Tea Partiers try to murder Democratic Congressmen; attack a Democratic candidate with a knife; assault a Democratic Senator while he was mowing his lawn, causing severe injuries; accost a Democratic Senator at a Washington airport, screaming obscenities and preventing him from walking down the concourse; harass Democratic politicians while they were eating dinner in Washington restaurants; or need to be hauled out of Senate hearings–many, many times–for disruptive behavior.

Nor were Tea Partiers ever anything like Antifa, the militant wing of the Democratic Party. They didn’t smash store windows, destroy banks and Starbucks stores, set automobiles on fire, or attack random passers-by with baseball bats and broom handles. Only progressive activists do these things. And to my knowledge, not a single prominent Democrat has ever criticized Antifa, while the Deputy Director of the Democratic National Committee has hailed the violent Antifa as his party’s authentic voice. For the AP to pretend to be unaware of these basic facts is laughable.

The AP resurrects an old chestnut:

Black lawmakers said they were targeted by racial epithets and spat upon during a smaller rally by several thousand tea party supporters in March 2010, as Congress was voting on the health care legislation.

But that turned out to be a lie. Out of the thousands of cell phones that recorded the incident, not one contained evidence of “racial epithets,” nor was anyone spat upon. The AP surely knows this, and retails the fake news deliberately.

The AP dredges up another anti-Trump fable:

Democrats say Trump’s rhetoric since launching his 2016 campaign has been provocative, pugnacious and at times racist. They cite numerous comments about Mexicans, Muslims, African countries. They also noted his statement that there were “very fine people on both sides” after an anti-Nazi demonstrator was killed by a white supremacist at a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides of the Confederate statue controversy, which is indisputably true. Once again, the AP knowingly retails false Democratic Party talking points.

There is much more, but it isn’t worth any more attention. The AP labors hard to argue that what the Democrats are doing now is just like what President Trump, the Tea Party and Republicans in general have long done. The problem is that they can’t come up with assassination attempts, felonious assaults, disruptive behavior in Senate hearings, burning motor vehicles, bloodied bystanders, doxxing of Democratic legislators, accosting of Democratic politicians in airports and restaurants; “demonstrations” at the homes of Democratic politicians, and so on.

All of these things are unique to the Democratic Party, and the AP’s lame attempt to placate voters disgusted by what they have seen will not succeed.

 

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