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Trump: C’mon, you know Pence will be my running mate

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Why wouldn’t he be? Donald Trump doesn’t have a good answer to that question, and the people posing it don’t really have a reason to ask anyway. Trump confirmed yesterday that Mike Pence will remain on the ticket for a second term, ending speculation that ran into the dozens of people:

“I’m very happy with Mike Pence,” Trump, who is expected to easily win the Republican nomination for a second term, told reporters before boarding Air Force One in New Jersey.

The fact that this question even got asked speaks to the fantasy-league approach to politics that have permeated the media in the last generation. There is nothing at all driving this question except for the upcoming election — no reports of serious conflict between Trump and Pence, no reports of health issues, or anything else that might require a change in the #2 slot. It’s sheer baseless speculation, an attempt to drum up a story where none exists.

This isn’t a Trump-era phenomenon. The last ticket change for a presidential re-election took place seventy-five years ago, but that never stops reporters from speculating on it every incumbent-re-election cycle. Questions were asked about Joe Biden in 2011-12, and there was an entire cottage industry based around the idea that George W. Bush was on the cusp of replacing Dick Cheney with Condoleezza Rice in 2004. His father was supposedly spending his entire four years in office planning to dump Dan Quayle.

It never happens, because changing VPs means admitting a serious mistake in the first place. The last man who did it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and it was in part because Henry Wallace had turned out to be a big Soviet sympathizer. That was a big enough mistake and a big enough risk to make changing horses worth the political hit, plus FDR was so popular the political risk was minimal anyway. In 1944 FDR chose Harry Truman over his sitting VP for the ticket, which turned out to be fortuitous for the nation when FDR passed away a few months after his fourth inauguration.

In this case, replacing Pence makes no sense at all. He’s got considerable political clout with evangelicals, which Trump mentions here, plus he’s widely considered to be doing a good job in his role. Pence has remained loyal to Trump, a quality which Trump prizes above most if not all others. None of the political troubles Trump has relates to Pence at all, so replacing him would solve nothing while creating all sorts of other headaches.

Fear not, fantasy-league fans, but be patient. We’ll get plenty of opportunity to choose our rosters in the Democratic Ticket Sweepstakes.

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Vice President Pence Calls on the Nation to Turn to God in the Aftermath of Evil Mass Shootings

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On Tuesday, as Americans continued to process the terrible mass shootings which occurred over the weekend, Mike Pence called on the nation to turn its heart toward God.

Speaking to the Alliance Defending Freedom in Arlington, the Vice President referenced a remark by the Commander-in-Chief:

“As the president said, ‘Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside…and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love.’ Now is the time to overcome evil with good.”

And how do we do that? Perhaps it’s through communication with a higher power:

“It has always been true throughout the long history of this country, in times of trial, the American people turn to faith and prayer.”

Pray for everyone hurt — the victims and the nation, broadly:

“In this dark hour for the people of El Paso and Dayton, we do well to pray, pray for healing, pray for the families of those that were lost and injured, pray for those communities, and for our nation as a whole.”

Fireside Chat with Vice President Mike Pence and ADF CEO Michael Farris

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence and ADF CEO Michael Farris discuss religious liberty and sanctity of life issues in America and around the world.

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Belief in God is a strength, he explained. It binds us:

“We also do well in this time to recognize that the greatest source of community in the modern world is faith. Our nation was built upon strong voluntary associations and depends upon them today more than ever before.”

Horrifically, the tragedies in Texas and Ohio left over 50 wounded and registered a death toll of — as of August 6th — 31.

It’s certainly a grave wound to the American soul.

And no answers to “why” could possibly suffice.

But Mike pointed out that, historically, the country’s houses of worship have served as places of comfort — though times are certainly changing:

“From the American founding, voluntary associations — churches, synagogues, places of worship, and religious education — have been at the center of American communities and they are the wellspring of American strength. But as you all know well, we live in a time where we’ve seen people driving religion from the public square and it’s even become fashionable for many in the media and popular culture to mock religious belief.”

For those of you who prone to agree, consider the Vice President’s call to help heal the national hurt:

“Let’s pray for the people of El Paso and Dayton. As we pray, let us resolve to act to make our communities safer. Let us resolve that we will do our part to ensure that our heritage of family and faith and freedom is renewed and preserved for this generation and the next.

“God bless the people of El Paso and Dayton and God bless all of you here to defend faith and freedom for the American people. And may God bless America.”

-ALEX

 

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VP Pence Spoke In Atlanta Friday And Strongly Denounced Socialism While Democratic Socialists of America Held A Convention Down The Street

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Vice President Mike Pence made an appearance Friday at the Resurgent Conference in Atlanta and strongly denounced socialism even as the Democratic Socialists of America held a convention in the same city; and in fact, right down the street.

While the vice president used rhetoric that strongly warned against the embrace of socialism and cautioned that the ideology is antithetical to the American founding principles, he also swiped at Democrats who have moved further left and chosen to embrace socialism as a winning strategy.

“Those people [at the Democratic debates] were standing so far on the left, I thought that stage was going to flip over,” Pence joked with the crowd attending conservative radio host Erick Erickson’s 2019 Resurgent Conference. “Seriously, today’s Democratic Party is dominated by left-wing liberals.”

He then stated, with a more serious tone: “The moment America becomes a socialist country is the moment America ceases to be America.”

The DSA, who reportedly gathered to discuss officially supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign for president, met on the same weekend a few miles down the road. According to a socialist web site, they have another overarching agenda as well.

All the various factions within the DSA are working on the best way to channel opposition behind the Democratic Party in the upcoming election. One resolution, associated with the North Star caucus, declares that the “defeat of Trumpism is … the most important political task of our time,” that is, that the DSA must support whatever Democratic Party candidates are chosen.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution struck an oddly empathetic tone in covering Pence’s speech in relation to the DSA’s convention, giving the impression the poor socialists

By painting his political adversaries as socialists, the vice president is echoing the most popular Republican attack line ahead of next year’s election. They have assailed Democrats, including some 2020 candidates, who back Medicare for All and a more aggressive approach to climate change.

The AJC offered a similarly conciliatory tone in previewing the event about 2 weeks before it happened.

Republicans are increasingly painting their political adversaries as socialists even as more Democratic politicians and 2020 hopefuls are embracing left-leaning issues that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable.

The group, founded in 1982, is hoping to capitalize on the newfound interest. Membership soared after President Donald Trump’s victory and organizers say they now count 56,000 members nationally and expect as many as 1,000 delegates in Atlanta for the Aug. 1-4 event.

The organization scored major victories in the 2018 midterms by sending its first two members to Congress – U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib – and notching wins in lower-level races.

It’s becoming increasingly clear, as Democrats turn on former President Barack Obama and shift the Overton window in an attempt to normalize their command and control approach to governing, the discussion of how far left the country is comfortable moving will be on every candidate’s lips — on the right and left — until November 2020.

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VP Pence Spoke In Atlanta Friday And Strongly Denounced Socialism While Democratic Socialists of America Held A Convention Down The Street

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Vice President Mike Pence made an appearance Friday at the Resurgent Conference in Atlanta and strongly denounced socialism even as the Democratic Socialists of America held a convention in the same city; and in fact, right down the street.

While the vice president used rhetoric that strongly warned against the embrace of socialism and cautioned that the ideology is antithetical to the American founding principles, he also swiped at Democrats who have moved further left and chosen to embrace socialism as a winning strategy.

“Those people [at the Democratic debates] were standing so far on the left, I thought that stage was going to flip over,” Pence joked with the crowd attending conservative radio host Erick Erickson’s 2019 Resurgent Conference. “Seriously, today’s Democratic Party is dominated by left-wing liberals.”

He then stated, with a more serious tone: “The moment America becomes a socialist country is the moment America ceases to be America.”

The DSA, who reportedly gathered to discuss officially supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign for president, met on the same weekend a few miles down the road. According to a socialist web site, they have another overarching agenda as well.

All the various factions within the DSA are working on the best way to channel opposition behind the Democratic Party in the upcoming election. One resolution, associated with the North Star caucus, declares that the “defeat of Trumpism is … the most important political task of our time,” that is, that the DSA must support whatever Democratic Party candidates are chosen.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution struck an oddly empathetic tone in covering Pence’s speech in relation to the DSA’s convention, giving the impression the poor socialists

By painting his political adversaries as socialists, the vice president is echoing the most popular Republican attack line ahead of next year’s election. They have assailed Democrats, including some 2020 candidates, who back Medicare for All and a more aggressive approach to climate change.

The AJC offered a similarly conciliatory tone in previewing the event about 2 weeks before it happened.

Republicans are increasingly painting their political adversaries as socialists even as more Democratic politicians and 2020 hopefuls are embracing left-leaning issues that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable.

The group, founded in 1982, is hoping to capitalize on the newfound interest. Membership soared after President Donald Trump’s victory and organizers say they now count 56,000 members nationally and expect as many as 1,000 delegates in Atlanta for the Aug. 1-4 event.

The organization scored major victories in the 2018 midterms by sending its first two members to Congress – U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib – and notching wins in lower-level races.

It’s becoming increasingly clear, as Democrats turn on former President Barack Obama and shift the Overton window in an attempt to normalize their command and control approach to governing, the discussion of how far left the country is comfortable moving will be on every candidate’s lips — on the right and left — until November 2020.

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Mystery solved: Mike Pence’s New Hampshire trip was canceled at the last second because…

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A letdown, to be honest. I had all my chips on a secret foreign plot to kidnap the vice president.

Extremely unlikely, I know. But remember that American politics is essentially a gonzo television show now. “The vice president gets kidnapped” seems not only plausible but sort of inevitable as a subplot. Although maybe for one of the later seasons, after the writers have run out of marginally more realistic storylines.

Anyway, the solution to the mystery of why Pence had to be pulled off the tarmac before embarking for New Hampshire for an event turns out to be simple: He was walking into a terrible photo op and didn’t know it.

If Pence stepped off the vice presidential aircraft, one of the people he would have seen on the ground was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration for moving more than $100,000 of fentanyl from Massachusetts to New Hampshire.

Jeff Hatch, who agreed in federal court Friday to plead guilty and will face up to four years in prison, works for an opioid addiction treatment center in southern New Hampshire that Pence was set to visit. A former New York Giants player, he has spoken publicly for years about his own challenge with drug and alcohol addiction, which ended his football career…

Federal court documents released Friday said Hatch was caught in 2017 with 1,500 grams of fentanyl. A baggie of the drug sold on the streets of New Hampshire is usually about one-tenth of a gram.

Apparently Hatch tried to sell some of the fentanyl to an undercover agent, was nabbed, and then agreed to cooperate with the feds to help them pinch people in his supply chain. He ended up with a slap on the wrist, a four-year prison term according to the plea agreement that was revealed Friday. That’s what Trump meant when he said after Pence’s mysterious cancellation that we’d know in two weeks why he had to skip the opioid event. Evidently that was when the feds planned to reveal Hatch’s plea deal. Until then, the White House couldn’t spill the beans or they’d risk blowing his cover as an informant. They must have only learned of Hatch’s criminal jeopardy at the last second before Pence’s departure.

Imagine Mike Pence posing for a grip-and-grin with Hatch upon arrival in New Hampshire, only to have that photo plastered everywhere in lefty media two weeks later when Hatch’s drug-dealing activities were revealed. It would have been a dirty hit — again, Hatch was cooperating with the DOJ to take down other dealers and Pence could have justified going through with it on grounds that canceling at the last minute might have tipped off the bad guys that the feds knew what Hatch was up to. But lefties would have eagerly circulated the photo anyway. In the end, the White House spared itself a headache.

Eh. Lame ending! Time to move onto the other gripping minor mystery story circulating on the news wires right now. The case of the long-distance hamburger:

The popular West Coast burger chain In-N-Out said Monday it could not solve the mystery of a New York man who discovered one of its burgers sitting untouched on Queens street…

Santa Monica native Lincoln Boehm, 31, told The Post Sunday that he found the pristine, wrapped In-N-Out double-double and that the discovery “genuinely shook me to my core.”

Boehm wondered how the burger had gotten there and how it had remained looking “as if it had come off the grill five minutes ago.”

There are no In-n-Outs east of Texas. How’d a fresh burger land on a street on Queens? I mean, apart from the obvious mundane explanation that Boehm’s lying about having taken his photo of a burger lying on asphalt in New York. Or that someone brought some In-n-Out with them on a flight home to NYC from out west and then got careless at the curb outside their apartment when they were focused on unloading their luggage from the cab. Stay tuned.

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On the Apollo 11 Anniversary, Mike Pence Announces: We’re Moving to the Moon, & Next is a New Planet

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1969’s moon landing changed the world. It took the great expanse and made it reachable. It turned the unfathomable into a reality. Since the beginning of humanity, men and women had surely stared wondrously at the mysterious blanket above. How could anyone have believed that, one day, a human being’s feet would make their imprint into that seemingly-forever-away orb?

In an opinion piece for Fox News by Mike Pence Saturday, the Vice President celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 triumph.

“In that moment,” Mike wrote, “Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins helped our nation win the ‘space race,’ answering the call made by President John F. Kennedy just eight years before to ‘put a man on the moon’ before the decade was out.”

Trump’s righthand man thanked “the courage, grit and determination of the three space pioneers of Apollo 11 – and the hard work of the men and women behind their mission at NASA…”

And he praised the current Commander-in-Chief for continuing the country’s unifying outer-space spirit:

“The crew of Apollo 11 did more than plant a flag and leave a footprint – they brought our world together.

“Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – and we must capture that same unity in our own day by renewing our commitment to American leadership in space.

“Under President Trump, we are doing just that.”

Mr Pence championed the enterprising pursuits of the White House:

“[W]e’ve unleashed American companies that are on the cutting edge of the space industry – developing the rockets, spaceships, and technologies that will take us further into space, faster than ever before.

“And thanks to our administration’s decisive actions, America’s pioneering space companies are creating the American jobs of the future and blazing new trails into the skies above.”

Mike had something big to tell America: We’ll soon be back walking on the moon. And this time, we’re stayin’:

“So to continue the proud tradition established in the Apollo program, and to ensure that our most cherished values prevail in the skies above, President Trump has made it our national policy to return to the moon in the next five years – and this time, we will stay.”

Not only that, but there’ll soon be a lady doing her best Michael Jackson — moonwalking.

And there’s more: Following our moon move, the U.S. is making its way to a little place I like to call Mars:

“The first woman and the next man on the moon will both be American astronauts, launched by American rockets, from American soil. The United States will lead the creation of a base at the moon’s South Pole where astronauts could reside for weeks and months. And from what we learn there, we will become the first nation in the history of mankind to set foot on the red planet of Mars.”

Mike put his most (vice) presidential foot forward. “The tasks before us will involve hardship and hazard, sacrifice and determination,” he noted. “But we shall go forth – not in spite of the difficulties, but because of them.”

He makes the current administration sound downright inspiring — not at all the characterization by the mainstream media, the effects of which can be seen here.

For all you space fans, buckle up: As per our VP, the future’s lookin’ like Duck Dogers.

-ALEX

 

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Mike Pence: We’re heading back to the moon and then on to Mars

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Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when “one small step for man” became “one giant leap for mankind.”

In that moment, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins helped our nation win the “space race,” answering the call made by President John F. Kennedy just eight years before to “put a man on the moon” before the decade was out.

But when President Kennedy issued that challenge, our nation was not yet prepared to meet it. We didn’t have the rockets, launch pads, spacesuits, or so many other vital technologies to get there safely – or, just as importantly, to return home.

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In fact, history records that President Richard Nixon prepared a speech in the event of a tragedy, explaining to the nation that the mission had failed.

But thanks to the courage, grit and determination of the three space pioneers of Apollo 11 – and the hard work of the men and women behind their mission at NASA – that speech was never delivered.

Instead, the United States did the impossible by placing the first man on the surface of the moon. The snowy images of Armstrong and Aldrin walking across the lunar surface left an indelible mark on the imaginations of the 600 million people across the Earth who waited with fear and wonder.

The crew of Apollo 11 did more than plant a flag and leave a footprint – they brought our world together.

Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – and we must capture that same unity in our own day by renewing our commitment to American leadership in space.

The United States will lead the creation of a base at the moon’s South Pole where astronauts could reside for weeks and months. And from what we learn there, we will become the first nation in the history of mankind to set foot on the red planet of Mars.

Under President Trump, we are doing just that.

In our first year in office, after it had laid dormant for nearly a quarter-century, President Trump revived the National Space Council to coordinate our nation’s space activities and bring the full force of our national interest to bear on decisions driving our space enterprise.

President Trump also recognizes that in this new era of opportunity, we will not fully unlock the mysteries of space unless we look beyond the halls of government for input, guidance and innovation.

That’s why we’ve unleashed American companies that are on the cutting edge of the space industry – developing the rockets, spaceships, and technologies that will take us further into space, faster than ever before.

And thanks to our administration’s decisive actions, America’s pioneering space companies are creating the American jobs of the future and blazing new trails into the skies above.

From the cargo ships that are resupplying the International Space Station, to the reusable lunar landers that will help put Americans back on the moon and the Space Launch System that will carry us deeper into space than ever before, America’s space industry is helping forge our future in the heavens above.

We know what the men and women of Apollo knew: The rules and values of space are written by those who have the courage to get there first and the commitment to stay.

So to continue the proud tradition established in the Apollo program, and to ensure that our most cherished values prevail in the skies above, President Trump has made it our national policy to return to the moon in the next five years – and this time, we will stay.

The first woman and the next man on the moon will both be American astronauts, launched by American rockets, from American soil. The United States will lead the creation of a base at the moon’s South Pole where astronauts could reside for weeks and months. And from what we learn there, we will become the first nation in the history of mankind to set foot on the red planet of Mars.

Under President Trump’s strong leadership, we’ve already signed into law one of the largest NASA budgets since the days of the Apollo program. And I am proud to announce that the crew vehicle for the Artemis I mission – our first step back to the moon – is officially “capsule complete.”

The tasks before us will involve hardship and hazard, sacrifice and determination. But we shall go forth – not in spite of the difficulties, but because of them.

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Just as Apollo 11 united the world 50 years ago, so too will the United States astonish the world with the heights we reach and the wonders we achieve in our own age.

And under President Trump, we will lead the world into space once again.

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Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed

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Allow me to introduce you to “#ICEBae,” a Latina officer with the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She recently became something of an overnight internet sensation after appearing in a photo alongside Mike Pence while he toured .

According to the New York Post, the officer’s real name is Kiara Cervantes and she hails from Texas. Within moments of appearing next to the VP as part of his security detail, the 26-year-old woman went viral, earning her the nickname “ICEBae” due to her beauty.

Due to her sudden rise in fame, Cervantes created a Twitter account in order to reach out to her new fandom. She told them in a tweet that she is grateful for her job and that she loves protecting her country.

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She also made mention that it was an “honor” to provide security for Pence.

She later made a video confirming that the account was hers, which has been shared around the internet.

Of course, the hard-left parts of Twitter couldn’t stand the fact that an ICE officer would get positive press, much less a Latina one. They struck back with all the force and fury of children throwing a temper tantrum according to the NYP:

“This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER,” seethed one Twitter user. “You’re all sick, honestly.”

Another person said, “#IceBae is actively aiding in the internment of men, women, and children without trial or even so much as humane living conditions. She, along with every other officer going along with this is a traitor to the very ideas of justice and freedom.”

At one point, an internet leftist said that she should feel shame for being a Hispanic ICE officer and that her parents should disown her, adding that she’s “literal scum.” Cervantes defended herself in a now deleted tweet.

“I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say,” responded Cervantes. “You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”

Sadly, the internet can’t take someone like Cervantes existing laying down.

Responding to Daily Caller alum Scott Greer who joked that she worked at a “concentration camp,” Cervantes did give us some insight as to what people were seeing in the photo.

“I can’t agree with concentration camps. But… this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility hence the overpopulation of aliens. We are doing our best but some people won’t ever understand. They don’t know the daily of what my job consists of,” she tweeted.

All things considered, Cervantes seems to be a pretty level headed individual despite the aesthetic cause of her fame. She’s actually a registered Democrat according to the NYP, though she hasn’t voted since 2014.

Let’s hope Cervantes’s 15 minutes of fame don’t result in the left terrorizing her over being an ICE agent. There’s a lot of that going around lately.

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Actress Alyssa Milano Compares Mike Pence to Heinrich Himmler, Spotlighting a Growing & Dangerous American Ignorance

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What do you do when you have no concept of history or the high stakes of true evil? For some, you essentially deny the real terror of the Holocaust by comparing present-day American political figures to Hitler.

Actress-turned-ill-informed-tweeter Alyssa Milano (here) followed suit Saturday with a breathtaking post.

Her assertion? That Vice President Mike Pence’s Friday visit to a detention center at the border was tantamount to evil Nazi Heinrich Himmler surveying a WWII POW camp.

This, if I may say so, is about as inexcusably idiotic as anything a person could suggest:

An estimated 6,000,000 innocents died in the Holocaust. Men, women, and children were rounded up because of their bloodline and executed. Among other means, they were placed in gas chambers, cooked in ovens, shot, and used for shockingly cruel medical experimentation.

Border detention centers are placement centers for people breaking the law, knowing that the detention centers are there for people who break the law.

But to some people who — for an unknown reason — can’t process the notion that (not so) long ago, Adolf Hitler, Himmler, and others systematically set out to murder millions…

I can’t even finish that sentence. This entire trend is just too horrible to properly address.

Moral equivalence and the dumbing-down of a nation:

Uh, no. It’s not.

Not everyone responded with zero comprehension:

Here’s what Mike had to say, following his trip:

America has a problem at the border, and a problem with the border. Thus far, Washington hasn’t been willing to fix things.

I haven’t been to the detention centers, and I have no idea what issues there are in great need of attention.

But I do know the comparison of Trump or whichever contemporary U.S. official to Hitler warrants denouncement.

I’m unfazed by whatever someone may think about issues of government — we can all cheer and boo, and at the end of the day, to a fair degree, it’s only politics. But honestly, what Alyssa has shared here is, in my view, shameful.

Ignorance is a contagion. And spreading the notion that what happened in the past wasn’t so ghastly by suggesting what’s happening now is just as so…is a very dangerous thing.

I’ll close here with a statement from the United States Holocaust Museum in response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s likening of border centers to Nazi concentration camps (here, here, and here):

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.”

For more cold water to the face, witness the real horror of innocents in ovens via this link, which tells of the deaths of 1.32 million in only three months during 1942.

-ALEX

 

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Dear Megan Rapinoe, Get Over the Fact That You’re a Gay Person With a Political Opinion and Stop Ruining This

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It’s not worth caring about.

It wasn’t long ago that figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy were making it a point to make their homosexuality the centerpiece of their time at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

That they’re gay isn’t really a concern to myself or many others. What mattered is that we had athletes on the world stage and we wanted them to do their very best while they represented our country. That’s all we wanted to care about, but Rippon and Kenworthy wouldn’t let us. They, like you, made it political by launching jabs at VP Mike Pence. Before you, Rippon also declined to go to the White House in order to make a statement.

They forced people to take sides instead of letting us enjoy the global sportsmanship free of political taint.

I want to be clear. When I say “take sides,” I don’t mean gay vs. straight. I mean the overall political message that these men forced the public to answer in the negative or affirmative. That they were Olympians didn’t matter after that. They made their politics eclipse their accomplishments.

What mattered is that they took political stances that many people couldn’t get behind. That they were gay mattered very little.

Now we have you. Another gay athlete with a cliche political opinion that shouldn’t matter in the wake of your victory on the national stage. Sadly, you made it matter. You made sure it would matter, and instead of the world uniting to rejoice and celebrate what you’ve managed to help pull off, we’re now shaking our heads at your disgusting efforts to hijack something pure and uniting and making it into one more thing to fight over.

We watch as you step on the flag of the country that helped bring you to where you are…

You showed further disrespect by consistently kneeling during the National Anthem, essentially insulting those who died for and helped turn this country in a place where heroes can be made and success is far more easily attained. You do this, according to sources, in order to protest Trump, as if the entire country deserves your ire because of one man.

You feel like you’re making a statement and changing things. I’m happy to tell you that you’re likely succeeding, and you’ll likely push people away from your camp and right into Trump’s.

It won’t be hard to figure out why. Your childish behavior rings more like a narcissist with a grudge than a socio-political role model. What’s more, you’re not even original. Rippon already did what you’ve done in the impotent quest to move the public through sports-based LGBT protesting and, like you, failed to move the needle one iota in your direction. What’s more, a lot of your actions are just microwaved leftovers of what Colin Kaepernick already served up, and when his nonsense was trendy to do in the NFL, the league actually lost 33 percent of its audience.

It’s likely that world’s buzz around you will fade, and your divisive advocacy will go with it like Rippon before you. Using your status as an LGBT sports star with an axe to grind will be one more reason for people not to care about what you have to say. Again, it won’t be because you’re a lesbian, it’ll be because you’re beating everyone over the head with it and using it to draw lines in the sand.

Again, nobody cares that you’re gay.

I’ll write for you what I wrote in 2018 to Rippon and Kenworthy.

The bottom line is that being gay doesn’t make you special, it makes you gay. It doesn’t make you a cultural mouthpiece for the western world, nor does it make you a mouthpiece for the LGBT community at large. It’s a diverse crowd with diverse opinions, and I know too many who roll their eyes so hard at the behavior of people like you that their eyes nearly fall out of their sockets.

Outrage about gay outrage is old hat. You need to understand that we are used to it, and that’s all thanks to braver people who came before you. Outside of your ability to play sports well, you are nothing special, just one more blowhard patting yourself on the back for your identity politics while attempting to paint your political rivals as evil.

You’re gay. Get over it. We certainly have.

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