• 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

The Democrat Terror in America That Dare Not Be Exposed!

Black Violence: The Terror That Dare Not Speak Its Name

by Colin Flaherty  at  American Thinker:

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Even stranger than Don Lemon’s fairy tale that white people are responsible for violent terrorism in this country, is the fact that no national conservative media figures refuted him.

A shame, because it is so easily done. And so important to do.

Lemon concocted his claim in front of CNN’s Cuomo the Lesser, who stared dumbstruck as his colleague sketched his vision of white supremacists running amok with terror and violence in their wake.

Cuomo has made a career of shutting up and nodding his head when black people like D. L. Hughley come on his show and insist that white violence against black people is wildly out of proportion. A lie.

The following day, Lemon challenged his angry critics to check the numbers: White terror is eight times greater than other racial terror.

In response, all that we heard from conservative media was fake outrage. Calls for his firing. Demands for a retraction. But not much in the way of using facts to show that Lemon was wrong. Dangerously wrong.

Not that many people expected much else from most conservative pundits. These are the same people who cower in front of “It’s okay to be white” signs.

Well, it’s not okay to be white. That is Lemon’s stock in trade. And he and others ply it so well that most cannot see or even declare the obvious: That over the last five years, black mob violence in America has been — by far — the greatest source of domestic terror.

Shall we review a few: How about before, during and after the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of St. Trayvon of Sanford. You remember him: He’s the guy who could have been President Obama’s son.

Instead, he became a petty burglar, a small time violent crook, whose death inspired large-scale black violence in Los Angeles, Oakland, Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Toledo,  Gainesville, Mobile, Chicago, and on and on and on. All aided and abetted by Lemon et al at CNN.

I documented a few episodes in this article at the time: Just click here.

But Trayvon was just a warm-up for the real display of black terror in America. That happened in the summer of 2014 in a suburb of St. Louis called Ferguson. There, a cop shot a 6’5 “well-muscled” black man named Michael Brown, after Brown tried to take the cop’s gun, then refused to stand down as he prepared to charge the officer.

After days and days of looting, gunfire, molotov cocktails, property destruction, attacks on police, and yes, death, the Michael Brown riots continued on a low burn around the rest of the country.

It became the beginning of a mantra, Trayvon, Michael Brown. No justice. No peace. No racist police.

It even sparked the growth of a national movement: Black Lives Matter. You remember them: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”

In Baltimore, soon after, a drug dealer named Freddie Grey died in police custody. Yes, there were riots. Yes, the black people of Baltimore burned and looted in an ecstatic frenzy for days.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference where she bragged she was giving the rioters “space to destroy.” The next day, she denied saying it, even after being confronted saying it on video.

Over 100 police were injured in those riots. Many after city officials “abandoned” them by refusing to send support when they were under attack from the black people.

This is all on video. Easy to find.

These riots are like dominoes: If you remember one, chances you, you remember the rest. In Milwaukee, a black cop shot a black man. Riots. Burning. Destruction. You know the drill: Everyone was having a good time by the light of a burning gas station.

In Charlotte, black people terrorized the town after cops shot another black criminal in the commission of yet another crime. They did not like that.

Around the country, every day, police are subject to slurs, taunts, threats, violence, and even murder from black people who just are not that into white people.

These examples might not meet the standards of Don Lemon’s phony terror test. But the victims have not forgotten the enormous terror in this country. And how it continues today in different forms.

On Halloween, hundreds of black people rampaged through Hyde Park in Chicago — home to Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Louis Farrakhan — destroying property, defying police, setting fires.

Watch any of the videos, then try to tell the neighbors they are not being terrorized. But no one was arrested, so it never happened. Except on video.

In South Jersey, two white kids were hospitalized with serious head injuries they received after they refused to give their trick or treat candy to the 10-20 black people who demanded it.

Think that’s not an act of terror just because the black people did not leave a thank you note? Or a sign that said ‘Vote for Maxine?’ Or a demand for more free stuff? Guess again.

In Dallas, five cops were killed during a Black Lives Matter parade. Afterward, black people looted a 7-11 then stuck around under the gaze of local police, dancing — yes, dancing — with joy, celebrating the carnage. At their funeral, President Obama figured it all out: the shooting of the five police was all about white racism.

“You know it,” he urged the crowd to acknowledge.

This is a very long list of black violence and denial, deceit and delusion from reporters and public officials.

Lots more where this came from in my books, the latest being Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, and videos over at minds.com/ColinFlaherty.

From the big cities to  small suburban enclaves, black terrorism is real. And when stunned residents plead with city officials for help, all they get are weak admonitions about keeping their head on a swivel and don’t forget — calling the cops on black criminals is a very bad thing to do.

Reporters like Lemon insist that absent a handwritten confession, or a sign, or a recorded audio and video, black mob violence in America must be considered “random” and not an act of terror.

But we have something better than notes and idiots spouting hateful slogans: We have patterns. And how they are proof of bias. Just ask former district attorney and current U.S. senator from the great state of Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse.

“When is pattern evidence of bias?” asked the liberal Senator Whitehouse at a recent hearing. “In court, pattern is evidence of bias all the time. Evidence on which juries and trial judges rely to show discriminatory intent. To show a common scheme. To show bias.”

Black on white bias and hostility plus violence equals terror. We see it every day, no matter how often Don Lemon tries to deny it: Black violence is the terror that dare not speak its name.

Colin Flaherty documents the denial, deceit and delusion of Den Lemon and others  in books, articles and videos.  Which you should read if you want to know what is really going on.

 

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

Unhappy Dem Media Unhappy about Kanye Visit With The President

Media Not Happy About That Trump/Kanye Photo Op

A nifty supercut from the Free Beacon, the lowest moment of which is Don Lemon demeaning West by referring to his Oval Office performance as a “minstrel show.” (Lemon is definitely not part of the Resistance, please note, despite his habitual criticism of Trump and gratuitous defenses of liberal mobs.) What’s arresting about this is how many of the people in it reach to frame their criticism of Kanye in cheap racial terms despite the glaring non-racial problem in yesterday’s photo op: The man is clearly not well. I don’t mean to be flip or intend that as an insult in saying it; he has an illness, he’s been prescribed medication, and he’s no longer taking the dose he’s supposed to take to treat it, by his own admission.

SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton’s security clearance was withdrawn in August at her request

According to a source close to West, people in his inner circle “are telling him that he needs to get back on his medication, that he’s not doing well, that he’s not making any sense.”

“Now he’s in the Oval Office, and he’s doing the same rant, and that’s going to validate his rants,” shares the source…

“No one close to him can tell him that he’s sounding unhinged,” says the source, “because his answer is that the President of the United States doesn’t think so.”

It wasn’t just Trump. The media was happy to carry his rant live and posted extended clips of it. I posted it myself since it was technically “news” and the idea of Trump and Kanye egging each other on in the Oval Office is comically irresistible, although now I regret it. Under any other circumstance, enabling someone in the grip of illness to make a spectacle of himself would be harshly condemned as cruel. But since Kanye’s fantastically rich and famous and since his ideological bent of late has made him an object of derision to the political class, they’re content to capitalize when he embarrasses himself. Any or all of the above could have been offered by his media critics as grounds for not taking him seriously yesterday or to justify a hard knock on Trump for letting that scene in the White House play out.

But in the end, the lesson they thought it was most important lesson to inculcate wasn’t “the mentally ill are entitled to dignity,” it was “if you’re a black man, especially a black man with cultural influence, you do not take sides against the family.” If you do, you’ll be Uncle-Tom’d until you beg for mercy.

Some righties seem to think that Kanye’s Trump-love might have a sort of talismanic effect on black voters, shattering the Democratic grip on that group by showing that you can be pro-Republican and still rule the musical world. Meh. That gives black voters too little credit for why they support the policies they support and too much credit to Lemon et al., as it turns the race-baiting in the clip into a rational if ruthless electoral strategy: We must demonize Kanye to preserve Democrats’ chances in 2020. I don’t think the thought process was as calculated as that. I think it was more of a gut reaction: Punish the race traitor. You come away from it wanting to guard Kanye’s dignity even more jealously. First Trump and the media let him wind himself up for their own reasons, then these clowns are sneering at him for being a “minstrel” when he’s obviously ill? Good lord.

 

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/12/media-not-happy-trump-kanye-photo-op/

Gutfeld on the Kanye-Trump summit

 

Kanye went to the White House.

I wonder if they tried to scare him into not wearing his hat.

“They try to scare me to not wear this hat. My own friends. But this hat, it gives me power in a way. …

I love Hillary. I love everyone, right? But the campaign “I’m with her” -– just didn’t make me feel like a guy who didn’t get to see my dad all the time – like a guy that could play catch with his son. It was something about when I put this hat on – that made me feel like Superman! You made a Superman. That’s my favorite superhero. You made a Superman cape for me!

And when the president doesn’t look good, America doesn’t look good.

Kanye: “If he don’t look good, we don’t look good! This is our president! He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes. The best factories! And we have to make our court be empowered! We have to bring jobs into America.

And we’re putting people in positions that have to do illegal things to end up in the cheapest factory ever: the prison system!

Trump: I’ll tell you what, that was pretty impressive, folks!! ((laughter))

Indeed. Because all we really have is today.

“All we really have is today! We just have today. Over and over and over again. The eternal return. The hero’s journey. And Trump is on his hero’s journey, right now. And he might not have had expected to have a crazy motherf***er like Kanye West run up in support. But best believe we are going to make America great!

So — just another day in the Trump presidency.

This really is a new frontier — full of incredible allies, surreal surprises.

After being told it was the apocalypse, we have a booming economy ridiculously low unemployment, a new justice, no big ugly wars, progress in trade, and peace is breaking out among the Koreas.

And now you have the world’s biggest male pop star going to the White House to discuss big issues.

And getting what seems to be a concession.

You’d think he would receive media acclaim for trying. You’d be wrong.

Ali Velshi, MSNBC: “That was bonkers.”

Stephanie Ruhle: “if you think you’re going to get a thoughtful play-by-play and political analysis, you’re not. Because that was an assault on our White House.” … “that was crazy. That was bonkers.

Such ridicule, by those who would never think of taking such risks.

They call the event “bonkers,” and crazy -dog whistles meant to bring up Kanye’s mental state.

Sorry, Steph –  if you used mental illness as a disqualifying factor to express opinion, you’d have no guests on your network.

So, after today expect a pile-on. “SNL” will do a skit that will be much less entertaining than the real thing. And the means girls at CNN will call him names like they did Wednesday night.

Tara Setmayer, political commentator, CNN: “…and he’s an attention whore, like the president. He’s all of a sudden now the model spokesperson. He’s the token negro of the Trump administration.”

Advice: when you’re on TV giving a hot take in front of a dwindling audience,I’d hold off the accusations of attention seeking.

But West can handle it.

None of this bothers him because he’s on a mission.

And the risk he’s taking — extending an olive branch to someone the media demands he condemn — lifts him above and beyond the abysmal groupthink of the entertainment world.

Especially when he does this.

Kanye: I love this guy right here! Let me give this guy a hug right here ((they hug)) i love this guy right here.

Trump: that’s really nice! … Jim, Kanye – I really appreciate it. So let’s go have some lunch.

Let’s go have some lunch?

Why bother? You just ate the Democrats.

(Please click below to absorb the entire Gutfeld review of the Kanye West visit with President Trump….and the debate following:

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gutfeld-on-the-kanye-trump-summit

Obama On Display in Fascist Dem Assault on Judge Kavanaugh

Obama’s America on Display at Kavanaugh Hearings

by Frank Hawkins at American Thinker:

President Trump has been in an uphill battle to reverse Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” America.  Trump’s successes in the past 20 months in erasing the damage of the Obama’s eight years are well documented.  But he has a long way to go based on what we saw in the Kavanaugh hearings.

Trump’s biggest challenge is to push back Obama’s primary legacy of identity politics, which is destroying the fabric of our nation.  Neighbors, family members and old friends have been split apart, by design.  Obama polarized America according to race, ethnic background, sex, sexual orientation, and politics.

Like a deadly cancer, the Obama legacy has metastasized into widespread hatred among Americans that was on display at the Kavanaugh hearings.  Obama’s primary legacy is dangerously malignant and more toxic than ever, fueled by cynical and destructive politicians, the Alinsky Rules for Radicals, and billions of dollars from the evil George Soros.

Statements from the hearings and the left-wing mobs and commentators attempting to disrupt the proceedings tell the story.  “Call your senators and tell them to vote no for Kavanaugh – the future of our country deserves more than a privileged white boy.”  Were you able to catch the code words?  “Privileged.”  “White boy.”

Hawaii Democrat Mazie Hirono made headlines when she told all men to “shut up and step up and do the right thing for a change.”  In other words, men rarely do the right thing.  Men, did you get it?

Democrat Senator Cory Booker used his “Spartacus moment” to suggest that Kavanaugh was guilty of “racial profiling.”  Racial profiling, presumably against minorities.  Get it?

“Women deserve to be angry all of the time,” said talk show host Andy Richter.  “This country’s government is an abuser.  We live in the most shameful of times.”  Yes, of course, the Trump government is an abuser of women.  Now armed leftists, some with funding from George Soros, are calling for mass violence if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Here’s one certain to win over a lot of Americans: “The Antifa Website Calls for ‘Slaughter‘ of ‘Fascistic Border Patrol Dogs and Their Bosses.”

In short, the Kavanaugh nomination reveals the obvious: we no longer have a viable two-party system in which both parties embrace our current Constitution-based system, share the same set of core values and fairness, and agree on certain standards of ethical conduct regardless of who wins an election.

This all sums up the primary legacy of one Barack Hussein Obama.  You’ll remember he’s the one who appointed to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, who famously suggested that a “wise Latina” on the bench would come to more just decisions than a white male.  Did you get the code words there?  Some Republicans in a show of good faith actually voted for her.

Go back to July 2009, when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested outside his home in what was clearly a misunderstanding between him and the police.  Obama, just a few months in office, immediately politicized it.

I don’t know … what role race played in that.  But I think it’s fair to say … the Cambridge police acted stupidly[.] … We know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.

Did you get all of that?  Police acted stupidly.  A long history of black Americans and Latinos stopped by police acting “disproportionately.”

After Trayvon Martin was killed after attacking a partially black Latino who happened to have a “white” name, George Zimmerman, Obama quickly jumped in, noting that if he had a son, he would look like Martin, a black hoodie-wearing 17-year-old.  Get it?  I’m black.  The kid is black.  He must be innocent.  The support Trayvon movement led to the formation of “Black Lives Matter,” an incendiary project funded by George Soros that brags that it is now global network with more than 40 chapters.

When Michael Brown was shot dead after assaulting a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, a large fuss was made over the racial composition of the police department.  Obama wasn’t going to let this crisis go to waste.

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.  As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials.

The Department of Justice subsequently found no civil rights violations in the case.  But the damage was done. Obama had already identified with Michael Brown, showing “compassion” for his – as it turned out – so-called family.

And who can forget Freddie Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old black man who was arrested by Baltimore police for possessing an illegal knife?  While in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and died.  Obama wasted no time getting involved.  “This has been going on for a long time.  This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new.”  Get it?  Black people getting killed by police has been going on for a long time.  Riots followed.  Homicides with a preponderance of black victims spiked.  Ultimately, the six Baltimore police officers involved (three of them black men and one black woman) were all found not guilty or charges were dropped.  But again, the damage had been done.  Obama’s DOJ reluctantly announced it would not bring federal charges against the officers.

It isn’t just race that Obama has used to divide us.  The Obama legacy is also about sexual politics.  Remember when Obama ordered all U.S. public schools to allow students to access opposite-sex restrooms in a move that escalates the national fight over LGBT rights?  That escalated battles at the statewide level.  Michelle Obama has also been part of the effort.  After leaving the White House, she said, “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton, voted against their [sic] own voice.”

Over 60 million Americans saw through this.  Trump was elected president.  But the Obama damage was obvious.  At the end of Obama’s presidency, just 27 percent saw the U.S. as more united, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted after the 2016 election.  Far more – 44 percent – said it was more divided.  USA Today has just reported that a third of American voters think a civil war is coming.

The Kavanaugh hearings were a major opportunity for the left.  Former House speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the Democrats for behaving:

… in an evil way unworthy of the United States.  This has been the most despicable behavior by a major party in modern history.  This is a deliberate, vicious, character assassination – hurt the guy’s daughters, hurt his mother, hurt his wife, hurt his reputation – they didn’t care[.]

Writer Patricia McCarthy called the Kavanaugh hearings:

… [t]he historical low point in American politics – and make no mistake: this was all about politics, not Kavanaugh.  If there was any doubt before, there is no longer: the American left today is malevolent.  The Democratic Party has demonstrated for all to see just how soulless it has become.  The Democrats on the committee disgraced themselves.  The two youngsters, Harris and Booker, are callow, shallow, rude, and power-mad.  We have seen what they are made of: pure narcissism.

But for Obama, they are the future of his America.  New York University professor Jonathan Haidt notes that “diversity, immigration and multiculturalism are right at the heart of the problem in Western democracies[.] … Identity politics is like throwing sand in the gears … a world in which factions are based on race and ethnicity, rather than economic interests, that’s the worst possible world.”

Obama is not stupid.  He knows this.  It’s his road map.

The Obama legacy of hatred among identity groups is a viral cancer in our society.  It pits race, ethnic, and religious groups against each other.  It pits women against men.  It is pitting gays and others who claim LGBTQ victimhood against heterosexuals.  As this disease further metastasizes, our country faces an even more seriously divided future.  It is pushing us toward tribalism, balkanization, and potentially, dissolution.  The hatred of Trump by the left is deep.  He is a forceful barrier to their destructive aims.  We can’t afford to lose him.  But the question is whether even Trump can put the Obama legacy into remission and prevent the left from ripping our country further apart.

Slaughter‘ of ‘Fascistic Border Patrol Dogs and Their Bosses.”

In short, the Kavanaugh nomination reveals the obvious: we no longer have a viable two-party system in which both parties embrace our current Constitution-based system, share the same set of core values and fairness, and agree on certain standards of ethical conduct regardless of who wins an election.

This all sums up the primary legacy of one Barack Hussein Obama.  You’ll remember he’s the one who appointed to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, who famously suggested that a “wise Latina” on the bench would come to more just decisions than a white male.  Did you get the code words there?  Some Republicans in a show of good faith actually voted for her.

Go back to July 2009, when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested outside his home in what was clearly a misunderstanding between him and the police.  Obama, just a few months in office, immediately politicized it.

I don’t know … what role race played in that.  But I think it’s fair to say … the Cambridge police acted stupidly[.] … We know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.

 

Did you get all of that?  Police acted stupidly.  A long history of black Americans and Latinos stopped by police acting “disproportionately.”

After Trayvon Martin was killed after attacking a partially black Latino who happened to have a “white” name, George Zimmerman, Obama quickly jumped in, noting that if he had a son, he would look like Martin, a black hoodie-wearing 17-year-old.  Get it?  I’m black.  The kid is black.  He must be innocent.  The support Trayvon movement led to the formation of “Black Lives Matter,” an incendiary project funded by George Soros that brags that it is now global network with more than 40 chapters.

When Michael Brown was shot dead after assaulting a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, a large fuss was made over the racial composition of the police department.  Obama wasn’t going to let this crisis go to waste.

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.  As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials.

The Department of Justice subsequently found no civil rights violations in the case.  But the damage was done. Obama had already identified with Michael Brown, showing “compassion” for his – as it turned out – so-called family.

And who can forget Freddie Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old black man who was arrested by Baltimore police for possessing an illegal knife?  While in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and died.  Obama wasted no time getting involved.  “This has been going on for a long time.  This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new.”  Get it?  Black people getting killed by police has been going on for a long time.  Riots followed.  Homicides with a preponderance of black victims spiked.  Ultimately, the six Baltimore police officers involved (three of them black men and one black woman) were all found not guilty or charges were dropped.  But again, the damage had been done.  Obama’s DOJ reluctantly announced it would not bring federal charges against the officers.

It isn’t just race that Obama has used to divide us.  The Obama legacy is also about sexual politics.  Remember when Obama ordered all U.S. public schools to allow students to access opposite-sex restrooms in a move that escalates the national fight over LGBT rights?  That escalated battles at the statewide level.  Michelle Obama has also been part of the effort.  After leaving the White House, she said, “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton, voted against their [sic] own voice.”

Over 60 million Americans saw through this.  Trump was elected president.  But the Obama damage was obvious.  At the end of Obama’s presidency, just 27 percent saw the U.S. as more united, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted after the 2016 election.  Far more – 44 percent – said it was more divided.  USA Today has just reported that a third of American voters think a civil war is coming.

The Kavanaugh hearings were a major opportunity for the left.  Former House speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the Democrats for behaving:

… in an evil way unworthy of the United States.  This has been the most despicable behavior by a major party in modern history.  This is a deliberate, vicious, character assassination – hurt the guy’s daughters, hurt his mother, hurt his wife, hurt his reputation – they didn’t care[.]

Writer Patricia McCarthy called the Kavanaugh hearings:

… [t]he historical low point in American politics – and make no mistake: this was all about politics, not Kavanaugh.  If there was any doubt before, there is no longer: the American left today is malevolent.  The Democratic Party has demonstrated for all to see just how soulless it has become.  The Democrats on the committee disgraced themselves.  The two youngsters, Harris and Booker, are callow, shallow, rude, and power-mad.  We have seen what they are made of: pure narcissism.

But for Obama, they are the future of his America.  New York University professor Jonathan Haidt notes that “diversity, immigration and multiculturalism are right at the heart of the problem in Western democracies[.] … Identity politics is like throwing sand in the gears … a world in which factions are based on race and ethnicity, rather than economic interests, that’s the worst possible world.”

Obama is not stupid.  He knows this.  It’s his road map.

The Obama legacy of hatred among identity groups is a viral cancer in our society.  It pits race, ethnic, and religious groups against each other.  It pits women against men.  It is pitting gays and others who claim LGBTQ victimhood against heterosexuals.  As this disease further metastasizes, our country faces an even more seriously divided future.  It is pushing us toward tribalism, balkanization, and potentially, dissolution.  The hatred of Trump by the left is deep.  He is a forceful barrier to their destructive aims.  We can’t afford to lose him.  But the question is whether even Trump can put the Obama legacy into remission and prevent the left from ripping our country further apart.

 

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/10/obamas_america_on_display_at_kavanaugh_hearings.html

Rich Lowry on “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Today’s Dem Fascism Play

TODAY, ATTICUS FINCH WOULD BE A VILLAIN

by Rich Lowry   at the New York Post:

It’s time for “To Kill a Mockingbird” to give up its treasured place in American culture.

The 1960 novel by Harper Lee was published to instant acclaim, has sold more than 30 million copies and is ubiquitous in high school curricula. The 1962 movie version, starring Gregory Peck, is a classic in itself, and won three Academy Awards. A play based on the novel is about to open on Broadway.

This is quite the résumé for a book that, prior to the publication of a sequel in 2015 that was really the first draft of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was Harper Lee’s only work. But nothing is forever, even for a book commonly called “timeless.” Lee’s novel is deeply out of sympathy with a moment when on college campuses, and in the culture more broadly, due process isn’t what it used to be, when it is often thought to be a hateful act to insist that allegations of sexual misconduct be proven.

A refresher on the story: It is told from the perspective of a young girl, Scout, who is the daughter of a small-town lawyer named Atticus Finch (played by Peck in the movie). The setting is Depression-era Alabama. Finch is unpopular in town because he has decided to take on the defense of a black man named Tom Robinson accused of rape by a young white woman.

And this is where the story, in contemporary terms, goes off the rails. Atticus Finch didn’t #BelieveAllWomen. He didn’t take an accusation at face value. He defended an alleged rapist, vigorously and unremittingly, making use of every opportunity provided to him by the norms of the Anglo-America system of justice. He did it despite considerable social pressure to simply believe the accuser.

In a gripping courtroom scene, Finch cross-examines Mayella Ewell, the 19-year-old daughter of an abusive drunk from a dirt-poor family who is Robinson’s accuser. With all the vehemence and emotion she can muster, Ewell insists that Robinson attacked her after she got him to break up a piece of old furniture at her house.

Without mercy, Finch takes apart her account. In contemporary internet argot, he “destroys” her. He brushes right by her tears. He doesn’t care about her feelings, only the facts. He exposes contradictions in her story and shreds her credibility, especially with the dramatic revelation that Robinson doesn’t have use of his left arm when he stands up at the defense table (he is alleged to have hit her with his left hand).

It is revealed that Ewell is lying. She had made an advance on Robinson and gotten caught by her vicious, racist father. The charge of rape against Robinson was a cover story, although the bigoted jury convicts him anyway.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” stands firmly for the proposition that an accusation can be false, that unpopular defendants presumed guilty must and should be defended and that it is admirable and brave to withstand the crowd — at times in the story, literally the lynch mob — when it wants to cast aside the normal protections of justice.

Exactly what has made Atticus Finch such an honored figure in our culture would make him a very inconvenient man at many college campuses today, where charges of sexual misconduct are adjudicated without the accused being allowed to confront the accuser or make use of other key features of our system of justice.

Finch is a rebuke to the shift from a presumption of innocence toward a presumption of guilt that now attends accusations of sexual harassment and assault. He didn’t believe that someone being accused of something is enough to establish his wrongdoing, or accept that a category of people were, by definition, to be under a pall of suspicion.

Atticus Finch is not the man for this moment, but we need him, and his reasoned yet unshakable commitment to fairness and justice, more than ever.

Twitter: @RichLowry

 

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Ford Fem Fanatics Prove Ditzycrats Now Own America

About 70% of present time American JudeoChristians voted for Donald J. Trump this past 2016 presidential election.   That this is true is never, never mentioned in cultural Americana….

….which today is owned by Ditzycrats, the current state religion foisted upon our nation by leftist savages and friends who have come to hate righteousness, honesty, truth, decency, forthrightness, humility, knowledge, and therefore JudeoChristianity!

Such values have become absent, even hated, and so,  totally  buried forever to YESTERDAY  by leftist greedy gangs of political  fascists from Amy Klobuchar and her Ditzycrat ilk here in Minnesota, to Hillary Clinton and her CIA and FBI allies,  to Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris, Robert Menendez, Cory Booker, and such in general reality,  all  Democrats, but since the Obama years in Washington, in Truth,  now Ditzycrats  running Congress,  hateful and ignorant of the past, this mass including a third of today’s  Congressional GOP,  and almost all  feminists of any  human shape, size, color, sex, whom one can imagine these days suffered a leftist to fascist feminized  university education.

Until the drug, sex, atheist,  leftist, ditzy, black and anti-war feminist revolution of the late 1960s, nearly 90% of adult Americans of any color   were still married, raising children,  and attached to family…..Mothers existed as Mothers who set examples of love, order, and decency originating from the Bible….mostly via the beautiful King James (Shakespeare) version.  Our Nation was, as it had been from  its conception….JUDEOCHRISTIAN.  (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” kind of stuff….taught at home…AND taught at public schools.    The JudeoChristian Bible was still used at home, at school, and in Congress…where ever decency was supposed to be cherished.   Yes, our United States of America was a male “dominated” nation, then!

No time for ditzies…..until today’s America,  where Abraham Lincoln’s Bible no longer exists, where the vast numbers of human mothers no longer raise or know how to raise civilized, God-fearing children, no longer have any interest in knowledge or seeking Truth, but, instead, are programmed to be mouthy, butch, mindless Dems and  ditsies where the State and its colleges and schools sell “One Sex fits ALL” from the military to the crib!

At home here in Minnesota, mouthy and ditzy,  lefty Amy Klobuchars of all lefty sexes will be re-elected in November.  Every means of communication in MN is left to ditzy feminist left, ie, from the normal fascist lies to the ones uttered and advertised from  Dianne Feinstein, all major  television,  public schools urban or country, the Strib, throughout “normal” radio like WCCO, tv like Channel 11, colleges and corporations.

(I’ve been to the USSR twice, in 1966 when it was only about  90% of Stalinist horror, and again in 1990 when Soviet horror was on the verge of collapse, the years when I spoke Russian quite fluently.

In 1990 I accompanied a group of very conservative middle class, hard working Protestant Christians from Minnesota’s Anoka County.    It was the year of the USSR’s Chrernobyl nuclear disaster near  the Ukrainian city of Kiev where  hundreds of thousands Soviet “citizens” and children were killed or horribly maimed and disfigured.

Men and women of their “parish” had collected enough money that the Soviet state fascists, all atheists not too unlike  today’s American Ditzycrats, Klobuchar, Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, and Kirsten Gillibrand, swallowed pride and allowed them to deliver the money personally to a number of Kiev hospitals……

They made me very proud to be an American…..those JudeoChristians, not the ditzies.

Obama’s “Fellow Democrat” Waters Roaring to Impeach President Trump….and Mike Pence too, while she’s at it!

Maxine Waters On Pence: After We Impeach Trump, ‘We’ll Get Him, Too’

by John Sexton  at HotAir:

Maxine Waters was receiving an award Saturday and gave a speech in which she offered a progressive audience the kind of red meat they obviously crave, i.e. talk about impeaching Trump and, when that’s done, impeaching Pence as well. From the American Mirror which published a video of the event Sunday:

“They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.’

“And when they say that, I say impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment,” she said to applause.

Waters told the crowd she won’t stop with Trump.

“I had a conversation here today with someone asked, ‘Well, what about Pence? If you are able to impeach, Pence will be worse,’” she recollected.

“Well, I said, ‘Look, one at a time.’

“You knock one down, one at a time,” she said.

“You knock one down, and we’ll be ready for Pence. We’ll get him, too,” she vowed.

Waters has been pushing for Trump’s impeachment since before he was even sworn into office, so the idea that she would endorse impeaching Pence now is nothing new.

In addition to the impeachment talk, Waters also re-upped her comments about confronting members of the Trump administration in public. “There are those who said that we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the President’s Cabinet, and I said if you see them anywhere, if you see them at a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them you’re not welcome here or anywhere,” Waters said. The small crowd cheered as if she was one of their favorite bands playing a hit song.

Waters then said Trump had accused her of threatening his constituents. She joked, “I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time.”

Waters is clearly in her element here. She’s playing up her image as the most outspoken member of the resistance, the one who won’t be silenced by the more pragmatic leadership that worries open talk of impeachment could harm Democrats at the polls. If nothing else, this clip offers insight into what animates the base these days. Here’s the clip:

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