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Kira Davis: There Is No Need to Dance on a Man’s Grave Before He’s Even Been Buried

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This morning, I woke up to the news that Rep. Elijah Cummings had passed away from “longstanding health problems”. He was just 68. I was immediately struck by how young he was. I’d always imagined him to be older. Politics can age a person quickly, and Cummings had been a politician for the better part of his life. I suppose it was inevitable that he might age more quickly than the average male.

Opening Twitter, I braced myself for the onslaught of condolences, syrupy tributes, and ugliness. As usual, it did not disappoint.

As we spend the next few days memorializing Cummings, I think it is important to remind each other that we need not be ugly about a person in the immediate wake of their death. The instant flood of hate from the Left when prominent Republican figures like George Bush or John McCain die has always been repulsive. Conservatives have never been shy in saying so. So I find it particularly distasteful to see many self-proclaimed conservatives on social media today taking the opportunity to dunk on Rep.Cummings and express their disgust and hatred towards him.

Pardon my Canadian French but that is some tacky bullshit.

I understand that Cummings’ ideology was fundamentally different from his compatriots on the Right and none of us are ignorant of his most recent kerfuffle with President Trump himself. He was working to impeach the man. He did and said things that many find repugnant. Understood.

But let us not forget that Rep. Cummings also did many things that most good people would find admirable. Whomever he was when he died, we should not be so quick to dismiss the role he played in civil rights politics over the years. We sit in our comfortable homes on our pricey electronic devices playing “keyboard cowboy” and calling it activism. Cummings not only literally marched and fought for the restoration of constitutional rights to Black Americans, but he also lived through the era we now point to as one of our greatest successes.

Let us also not forget that he was a human being. In a statement following his death, Mrs. Cummings had this to say about her husband:

“It’s been an honor to walk by his side on this incredible journey. I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.”

Please do not forget that in all this, someone has lost a family member. Someone is genuinely mourning. Someone is sad. In the daily grind of a 24/7 news cycle and perpetual outrage, it is too easy to forget that the public people we love to hate and hate to love are actually indeed just that…people. They have lives and people who love them. They have family dinners and date nights, church services and school events. When they’re not on the public stage producing soundbites they’re just doing the normal things the rest of us do every day. Whether or not their politics line up with our own is irrelevant. In death, men like Elijah Cummings deserve at least a brief moment of respect. Certainly their families do.

Conservatives who don’t seem to have any sense of irony have been taking gleeful shots at Cummings all day. As I write this, Rep. Cummings has been dead not even eight hours. It is understandable that he is not a respected man among some political groups, but that doesn’t mean it is appropriate to express glee mere hours after his passing. Even President Trump managed to summon up respectful condolences for the man who was determined to see him impeached.

It really is okay to simply offer condolences and move on with your day. There is absolutely nothing productive about insulting the dead while their families are making funeral arrangements. You can despise his job and his political role and still respect the qualities that made him a national figure in a time when Black men were not exactly welcomed onto the national political stage.

You can talk about all of the things you hated about him. Just wait. It’s not hard. It only takes a modicum of self-control. If you don’t have anything nice to add, then simply shut up about it for 24 hours, at least. That’s a thing you can do.

I will never understand the urge to dance on the grave of political opponents. You don’t have to participate in the glowing praise. You can simply choose not to participate at all.

The man is dead now. He literally has nothing else to say about politics, Trump, or anything. He has no influence. He can’t impeach anyone anymore. He can’t do anything. He’s dead.

Let him rest in peace for one frikking day before you put on your tap shoes and head for the cemetery.

For crying out loud.

 

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Giuliani: I might just sue House members for conspiracy to violate my civil rights

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As Laura Ingraham tells Rudy Giuliani, it’s certainly a “novel” approach to the tension between the executive and legislative branches. In an entertaining segment on Fox News Channel’s Ingraham Angle, Ingraham spends a significant amount of time in trying to talk Giuliani off the ledge of filing lawsuits and back to more solid ground in pushing back against impeachment. Giuliani keeps pulling the conversation back to his idea of suing the House over civil rights violations suffered by Donald Trump and himself:

On Tuesday night, Rudolph W. Giuliani proposed an unusual legal strategy in response to the ongoing investigation into President Trump’s dealings in Ukraine: Suing Democratic members of Congress.

Speaking on Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle,” Trump’s personal attorney said that he “had a couple of talks” with attorneys amid the accelerating impeachment probe and a House subpoena for his own personal records concerning Ukraine. Their recommendation, Giuliani said, was “that we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights.”

Host Laura Ingraham noted that Giuliani’s suggestion was “novel,” and that congressional immunity prevents House members from being sued for anything they say on the floor. But outside those parameters, Giuliani argued, they could be held liable for forming a “conspiracy” to deprive the president of his constitutional rights.

“This is worse than McCarthy!” he declared, an apparent reference to Joseph McCarthy, the former Republican senator from Wisconsin.

Ingraham’s smart enough to understand the limits of immunity, which she also mentioned in the segment. Constitutional immunity only applies to statements made in debate in Congress, not to anything said outside of it. However, there’s also no basis for suing over a conspiracy or violations based on comments made outside of Congress, because individual House members have no authority outside of the chamber. Since any “conspiracy” to deprive Giuliani of his rights would necessarily have to focus on rhetoric and actions taken inside the House, that’s going to be one hell of a lift.

The White House could sue the House over the processes used for impeachment and for conducting investigations, but that’s a bit different than what Giuliani’s proposing here. For instance, they might have a very good complaint against the House for telling witnesses at State that they can’t bring attorneys to the hearings, which would deprive them of their right to counsel. However, that does have some precedent in grand-jury proceedings, where attorneys are not always allowed to be present to represent clients either. The House generally has the authority to set its own rules for such proceedings as long as they do not violate the Article I boundaries of their power. Accountability for abuses of that power are traditionally the responsibility of voters, not the courts, although courts sometimes do get involved in specific disputes between the executive and legislative branches.

In that light, would a court even allow a Giuliani lawsuit over these issues? Would he have standing to sue? Giuliani says his lawsuit would allege violation of attorney-client privilege in the House subpoena, but that’s an issue for his client, the president of the United States, who would have standing in a balance-of-powers lawsuit. The same is true for Giuliani’s claim that Congress is interfering in foreign policy, which comes close to sounding more like a Logan Act predicate for prosecution than a lawsuit:

“They are doing extraordinary things. For example, they are violating — they’re interfering with the president in exercising his rights under Article II: The president United States conducts the foreign policy of the United States,” Giuliani said. “They’re calling foreign leaders. They are going to foreign capitals.” …

Article II of the Constitution grants the president the “power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.” Trump’s conversation with Zelensky, as well as Giuliani’s engagement with Ukrainian officials on behalf of Trump, deeply troubled members of Congress and veteran intelligence officials for possibly using foreign policy for personal political gain.

While the Constitution does grant the executive authority to conduct foreign policy, there is nothing in it that prevents members of Congress from “calling foreign leaders” and “going to foreign capitals,” either. As Jeff Sessions pointed out when challenged over his brief and irrelevant conversation with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, those are commonplace actions by Congress, which has oversight over foreign policy and which also controls spending on foreign aid as well. What Giuliani describes are potential violations of the Logan Act, which is an issue for the Department of Justice rather than a private lawsuit — although it hasn’t been seriously pursued in two centuries.

It all makes for an entertaining segment, as originally noted, if highly curious. One has to wonder why Giuliani’s still making the rounds at all now, however, after wisely lawyering up earlier in the day. The less Giuliani says himself, the better off he and his client will be … and one has to wonder why his client is sticking with Giuliani anyway, especially after everything that happened over the past week.

The lawsuit conversation starts up around the five-minute mark, and Ingraham’s well-warranted skepticism starts up shortly afterward.

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JLTY Podcast: The Second Amendment Is More Valuable to Black Americans Than Any Other Group

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It is my opinion that the second amendment is more valuable to the Black community than any other community in this country.

On this week’s Just Listen to Yourself podcast I explore the topic of gun control and why Black Americans in particular should be very wary of anyone who purports to remove their Second Amendment rights in favor of “the greater good”. I ask people to just listen to themselves when they tell me that President Trump wants to march me off to some concentration camp on the one hand and on the other ask me to surrender my right to bear arms.

[People have a problem with] Donald Trump, before him it was George Bush before him it was Ronald Reagan. Every time a Republican president comes in it’s the end of the world…. “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains!”. This guy hates black people. This guy wants to see black people back in chains. This guy wants to reinstate Jim Crow and segregation and look at who he’s supporting – white supremacy! Bigotry, prejudice racism – it’s dangerous. We can’t even trust the police. We can’t even trust our neighbors. Okay. Okay fair enough, then why in the hell are you asking me to give that guy my gun? …Donald Trump is the government for better or worse.  So you can’t tell me on the one hand that he is the biggest threat to my freedom and then tell me on the other hand to give up my gun. Hell, no. No black person in this country should be against the Second Amendment. No black person in this country should think that it is a good idea for the government to be the only people in the country that have weapons. Do you want the police to be the only people who have access to weapons. Really? You want the racist, bigoted, prejudiced White supremacist government of this nation to be the only people with access to guns? And White people who are telling me that I as a Black American should give up my guns because somehow inexplicably, as a legal and responsible gun owner I’m responsible for mass murder, even though that that’s literally the last thing that would ever cross my mind. Somehow, I’m responsible …that I’m supposed to give up my guns and at the same time you’re telling me “Trump hates you. I’m your ally. I’m going to stand up for you in the public square and I’m going to defend you against Trump. I’m your ally”.  But you know what I hear when you say that? What I hear you saying is that when Trump’s minions do inevitably march into my Black home take my Black family and march us off to concentration camp, you’re going to stand there with your hands in your pocket. You ain’t got no gun. What are you going to do? What are you going to do to protect me?

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I’ll talk to you next week. Until then…just stop and listen to yourself once in a while.

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Dear American Left, We Fought a Civil War to Make You Understand You Can’t Own Minorities Anymore

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Imagine being a black individual in this country who, after much thought and consideration, expressed that you align more with the right than you do the left. You express your desire to pull the lever for Donald Trump in 2020 and believe that when it comes to how this country is run, you say that fewer entitlements, lower taxes, and more policing is good for the nation.

Then one morning you wake up and are informed that you’re not black anymore. You’ve been unpersoned. You hear from leftists in Hollywood and social media that your identity as a black person has been revoked!

You receive messages like this one below.

You don’t have to be black for this to apply to you either. You can be Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern. It doesn’t matter. Your heritage, experience and more are subject to the approval of the left.

I might just be a white guy who supports and his supported by the white patriarchy, but why is it that members of the left believe that they have this kind of power? How is it that they believe to have the authority to label who is and isn’t a valid member of this society.

Didn’t we fight a very bloody civil war to get it across to Democrats that we don’t do that here in American anymore? They lost the power to define a minority person’s worth as a citizen. Yet we’re still seeing leftists toss out a minority individual’s worth and look down on them because of who they are.

My colleague Kira Davis wrote an excellent open letter to Hollywood actress Bette Middler who did this very thing to a group of black people at a Trump rally. Middler, without knowing these men or even considering them individuals, accused them of being “blackground” figures who were paid to be seen standing behind President Donald Trump at a rally in order to make him look good.

Davis’s response was spot on:

For all of our talk about tolerance, diversity and how racist those big, bad scary Republicans were, the worst discrimination and stereotyping I ever experienced came from my left-wing brethren. It didn’t take me long to figure out that for many non-Black progressives I was not an individual…I was a box to check on their diversity list.

Ms. Midler, that is what you did with that truly thoughtless tweet – you revealed that you only see Black Americans as quotas while suggesting Trump was paying people to be quotas. Project much?

We see thinking like Middler’s come from the left a little too often, and they seem very comfortable with it. This is because they bought their own lie, hook, line, and sinker, that they are truly the defenders of the minority and Republicans are only out to, as Joe Biden once said, put them back in chains.

Hilarious, since it was the right that broke their chains and fought for civil rights.

To the left, they seem to think that as the sole protectors of minorities they know what’s in a minority community’s best interest and have the authority to tell them what is and isn’t good for them to do. How they should and shouldn’t act. What’s more, they become highly offended when a minority individual thinks individually and decides to side with the very people that they just know hate them.

With that mentality, they unperson an individual without any feelings of remorse. To them, a black person is supposed to fall into a specific box, and if they don’t, then they’re a race traitor and worthy of the worst kind of derision. Middler still hasn’t apologized for her comment despite the fact that she received an astounding shellacking for her racism.

To be clear, this is the definition of racism. It’s the idea that if a person of a certain race can’t be owned by a certain party, then they should be disappeared. The disappearing may have taken on a different meaning decades ago, but the idea is pretty much the same.

This country was based on individualism, and that should be maintained. However, too many Democrats have had, and still, have trouble understanding that minorities don’t belong to them. If a minority individual wants to vote for Trump, he has his or her reasons. People are more than their skin color and don’t have to be in one box or another.

 

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Michelle Obama, Hillary slam Trump on “send her back” comment

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Two former First Ladies weighed in on President Trump’s “send her back” comment Friday. Michelle Obama posted a tweet and Hillary Clinton delivered a call to action in Atlanta. Both women produced eye-roll worthy moments.

Hillary Clinton posted a tweet Thursday that set the tone for her speech Friday at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta. President Trump is a threat to our democracy, you know.

In Atlanta, Clinton called for the attendees to mobilize and get out the vote in 2020. “We are better than this, but we better start proving it, not just saying it.”

“It can’t just be a battle fought on Twitter. It has to be fought and won at the ballot box – which is the only place that matters.”

She cynically went to a particularly ugly time in our nation’s history to try to paint Trump’s America as the 1950s. It is as though Hillary Clinton thinks there are protesters being blasted with fire hoses or “whites only” signs being placed in store windows. Did she forget that Barack Obama served for two terms as President of the United States? It is as though when Hillary looks in a mirror she sees Rosa Parks.

“There’s no doubt the struggles we face now are as consequential as those we faced in the 1950s,” she said, but added that activists need to “do a better job of persuading young people to join this cause.”

“There are so many fights to be waged. Because when our civil and human rights are being trampled on every day, the need for a just society becomes starker.”

One of the most privileged women in the world wanted her audience to know that she’s down for the struggle. Clinton’s hyperbole is ridiculous. Hillary was given the Recognizing the Dream award.

Michelle Obama, not to be left out, posted a tweet Friday with a very different message than she started out with about a dozen years ago. I’m old enough to remember when Michelle was in Wisconsin campaigning for her husband during the state’s primary before he won the Democrat nomination. She said, “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” That was quite a statement. Now she’s scolding President Trump. It’s “our America”.

There is a new poll that was released Thursday that may be enough of a jolt to Hillary Clinton to make her throw a lamp. The poll, conducted by YouGovUS ranked the most admired people in America. Melania Trump is more admired than Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama takes first place and Melania is in third place. Second place was won by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hillary is now in eighth place, a drop of four points in one year’s time. In the men’s category, Barack Obama is in first place, followed by President Trump and Clint Eastwood in second and third place. Just imagine all of the exploding heads when Trump rises to number one.

I think people are suffering from Hillary fatigue. She will not leave the stage. Instead of gracefully going into semi-retirement mode and enjoying her life, she continues to roam the country lecturing anyone who will listen and acting as though she is still on the campaign trail. None of the Democrats running for president accepted an invitation to attend the event. They must all be tired of Hillary, too.

The responses are part of a larger poll that ranked the most admired people in the world. Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Angelina Jolie were the top three winners for women. Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jackie Chan were the top three men.

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Scandal over: John Lewis defends Biden’s “civility” towards segregationists in the Senate

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Sweet fancy Moses on a crutch. Imagine being Cory Booker or Kamala Harris, having just been gift-wrapped an opportunity by Biden to make inroads with his base of black voters in South Carolina, waking up to see the one guy in Congress whom the party accords Absolute Moral Authority on race going to bat for him. Imagine being any Biden-hating progressive, really, and watching this.

A wrenching, unimaginable choice now presents itself to the Woke Brigades: Do they dare attack John Lewis for Crimes Against Wokeness?

Socialist revolutions traditionally aren’t very discriminating about whom they purge, you know. If certain heroes of progress from an earlier era need to be liquidated for the good of the cause, well, Lewis wouldn’t be the first idol to be smashed in the name of Total Equality.

Fingers crossed that Lewis’s colleague in Congress, former Black Panther Bobby Rush, ends up as the presiding judge at his Woke Show Trial:

Rush, a high-profile activist during the height of the civil rights movement, told POLITICO in an exclusive statement that Biden’s remarks at a New York fundraiser earlier this week were “wholly out of touch.”

“You would think that after eight years of serving as Vice President under President Obama, Biden would get it, that his frame of reference would be more audacious for the future and less on the obvious incrementalism of the past,” Rush said. “With his statement he has demonstrated that he is wholly out of touch and woefully ignorant of the nuances of the black American experience and that is, in itself, beyond disappointing.”

One point Lewis will inevitably be challenged on is that Biden wasn’t merely cordial to segregationist colleagues like James Eastland and Herman Talmadge. He worked with Eastland on legislation opposing busing to end school segregation, a good issue for a working-class white senator in the 1970s but a bad issue for a would-be Democratic presidential nominee in 2019. How many racial sins is Lewis prepared to forgive? The hang-’em-for-jaywalking crime bill too?

Warren Henry has a smart piece at the Federalist today flagging the many reasons lefties want might want to ding Biden for nostalgia about “civility” with segregationists. There are the obvious reasons — genuine outrage, opportunism on Bernie’s and Warren’s behalf, reminding the world that Dems were the party of segregation — but there are strategic reasons too.

Fourth, and perhaps most important, attacking Biden as a segregationist sympathizer allows the left to dodge the substance of what he actually said. In addition to criticizing the “you’re the enemy” attitude of our current politics, Biden added: “I know the new New Left tells me that I’m ― this is old-fashioned. Well guess what? If we can’t reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president. That’s what it does.”

The new New Left understandably does not like being attacked in this way, particularly while Biden is leading in the polls. The new New Left have abandoned Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s frame that the American experiment is great and black Americans want to fully participate in it. Instead, the left is embracing an identity politics rooted in the idea that America is irredeemably founded in white supremacy and plunder and thus must be torn down in favor of some revolutionary replacement.

Politics is often called the art of compromise, but identarianism politicizes All The Things and renders every disagreement a personal attack. Ironically, Biden is critiquing the reasoning by which President Obama tried to use his “phone and pen” to unconstitutionally make immigration policies Congress rejected.

The left doesn’t want to compromise, the left wants to win. The whole point of nominating and electing Bernie in their minds is that it will hand him an unambiguous mandate to remake America on a socialist model. They’re done with neoliberal half-measures in governance. Yet here’s Biden claiming that he’ll not only work with others to achieve half-measures, he’ll work with … Mitch McConnell.

But there’s a strategic benefit beyond even that, claims Noah Millman. In a way, Biden’s comments about making nice with segregationists corrects one of Hillary’s most notorious blunders from Election 2016.

[T]o win big, any Democrat is going to need the votes of those so-called deplorables. For that reason, the only useful thing about his comments was that he chose as examples not people whose views are still controversial, but people whose views are so thoroughly, utterly and rightly deplored by today’s Democrats (and, I would guess, by more than a few Republicans) that if they were still living they would be completely beyond the pale. The message can’t be missed: no matter how heinous your views, no matter how fervently I disagree with you, I will never consider you untouchable.

No one’s so deplorable that Uncle Joe won’t sit down with them for a beer. Not a bad message for Rust Belt voters who still hold a grudge against Hillary for her condescension.

Here’s a much more subdued Cory Booker discussing a phone call he had with Biden after he slammed Biden’s segregationist comments. It was smart of the former VP to place that call. Booker doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’s comfortable knifing a fellow Democrat, particularly one whom he knows and likes. Having Biden pay him the respect of calling him must have made him even more reluctant.

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Whoopi Goldberg: Maybe Mitch McConnell Owes Barack Reparations for Not Helping Him as President (Like Dems Help Trump?)

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To all you millions of RedState readers who love The View: This one’s for you.

On Thursday, the gals discussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s argument against reparations during a congressional hearing the day before.

Here’s what Mitch pitched:

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea.”

Makes sense.

I’d like to add: How would you know whose relatives did what? And how would you know whose relatives had what done to them?

And why stop at racial lines?

And why stop at slavery?

Why not force families in solved cold case files to pay other families?

If we decide that, for every bad deed, there’s a burden incumbent upon relatives, we’re gonna need the biggest government bureaucracy in the history of the world to sort that out. And that bureaucracy’s gonna cost me money and stress me out. Now I want their grandchildren to pay my grandchildren.

Back to Mitch:

He referenced the vast social evolution we’ve experienced since the end of slavery, noting civil rights legislation and the election of “an African-American president.”



View co-host Anna Navarro helped make my point:

“[M]itch McConnell got asked this question and he said, you know, electing Barack Obama is reparations. He’s not even a descendant of slaves. His Daddy was an intellectual, an exchange student from Kenya.”

Whoopi, apparently, ain’t too fond of Mitch’s GOPish opposition during the Obama years.

She helped make my point, too:

“Can I interject something here? You know, Mitch, you said that you would make him a one-term president. And you did everything you could to not help him in the first four years. Maybe you should pay reparation for that.”

I really like Whoopi, but it’s a goofy idea. And it’s a goofy idea, but yeah — precisely.

And last but not least, thank God for the congressional Democrats — who have in no way made a point not to help President Trump.

No reparations needed there.

Fine job.

-ALEX

 

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