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The Atlantic Unearths New Audio, Claims to Show Ronald Reagan Was a Racist

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It’s almost like there’s a concerted effort going on here to paint Republicans as racist.

The Atlantic is touting newly unearthed audio showing former President Ronald Reagan disparaging African delegates at the United Nations. That’s African, as in countries on the continent, not Americans.

The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the delegates who had sided against the United States. “Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said. “Yeah,” Nixon interjected. Reagan forged ahead with his complaint: “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Nixon gave a huge laugh.

This took place in 1971. The context is that the UN, being the dumpster fire of an organization that it is, had just voted to recognize China over Taiwan. Some African nations sided against the United States (who history would undoubtedly prove right) and that obviously had Reagan and Nixon incensed.

As to the remark, the early 70s were obviously a very different time with very different standards, even if we agree those standards today were not good. Secondly, it’s not even clear that Reagan meant this as broad “racism” as much as a criticism of the behavior of a specific African country.

When the UN took its vote to seat a delegation from Beijing instead of from Taiwan in 1971, members of the Tanzanian delegation started dancing in the General Assembly. Reagan, a devoted defender of Taiwan, was incensed, and tried to reach Nixon the night of the vote. Reagan despised the United Nations, which he described as a “kangaroo court” filled with “bums,” and he wanted the U.S. to withdraw from full participation immediately. Nixon was asleep when Reagan called, so they spoke the next morning.

The point is, I don’t know what was in the guy’s heart, nor do I think a single line defines a person anyway. The remark was ill-advised and insensitive, but I don’t believe Reagan meant it as a racist indictment of all black people. I think he was really mad at some of the African delegates and vented in an offensive manner. Nothing about his record showed him to actually believe blacks were “inferior,” as the article supposes.

This hit piece from The Atlantic is bad faith all around, but that’s been their mark for a long time. Of course, this was all dug up specifically to hit Donald Trump.

The past month has brought presidential racism back into the headlines. This October 1971 exchange between current and future presidents is a reminder that other presidents have subscribed to the racist belief that Africans or African Americans are somehow inferior. The most novel aspect of President Donald Trump’s racist gibes isn’t that he said them, but that he said them in public.

In other words, Reagan was a racist but Trump is worse because he said things in public.

Never mind that nothing Trump said was objectively racist. The comments on “the squad” could be loosely described as xenophobic if you make certain assumptions, but there was no racial element at all. Trump was clearly not targeting them because of their race but because they are the most outspoken, radical elements of the Democrat party.

As to his latest comments,  there was no racial connotation whatsoever in his criticism of Baltimore and Elijah Cummings. In that case, we know exactly why he targeted Cummings. It was over a dishonest, gross rant he aimed at Sec. McAleenan. Baltimore is the most murderous city in the world and has extreme levels of poverty in the city proper. Those were all the reasons the President needed. There was no secret racist motive and we know that because Trump has used language like “drug-infested” before to describe predominantly white areas like New Hampshire.

Yet, it was racist because the smart set in the media told us it was. And to prove their point that this is a normal, evil Republican thing, they went and dug up this old tape of Reagan to slander his legacy because getting Trump is always worth it.

Of course, you could find more examples than you can count of past Democrat Presidents saying and doing racist things, especially given they are the party of Jim Crow and segregation. That doesn’t fit the narrative though, so going after Ronald Reagan gets the go ahead instead.

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Video: CNN’s Don Lemon Grows Visibly Agitated as Black Pastor Refuses to Take His ‘Trump Is Racist’ Bait

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CNN’s Don Lemon interviews Pastor Bill Owens – 7/29/19. Screen grab via CNN.

On Monday, 20 African-American faith leaders were at the White House for a meeting with President Trump for a discussion on various issues including those that impact inner city communities across America.

The gathering happened at a time when Trump is facing accusations of racism from liberals and mainstream media journalists over his criticisms of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and the inhumane conditions in parts of his Congressional district.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the meeting:

Atlanta Evangelist Alveda King said she was invited to the meeting that was planned several weeks ago.

[…]

King said the meeting was not a photo op and focused on urban affairs, “things that many of us around the table were concerned about” including the sanctity of life, urban development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, prison reform, jobs and HBCUs.

King said she doesn’t think Trump is racist and or that his words and actions have emboldened white supremacists.

Another faith leader at the meeting was Pastor Bill Owens from the Coalition of African-American Pastors. The 80-year-old Owens was interviewed Monday night by CNN‘s Don Lemon in a segment that turned out to be a textbook example of agenda-driven journalism.

Here’s on overall recap of it went down:

“What did the president say about his attacks against the leaders of color and did any of the faith leaders raise concerns about that?” Lemon asked Owens on “CNN Tonight” after the pastor shared he has met with the president four times in five months.

“I don’t remember him saying anything about colored leaders, leaders that are colored. There was some things discussed, that were said, but I don’t remember him referring to leaders of color,” Owens, an African American, replied.

“Today the meeting was how can we help the black community. That is my concern. That was the purpose of the meeting. That is the reason I came to Washington. That is my focus, helping our inner-city young people especially. Our children. Our young people,” he added.

“So I know it’s hard for you, you think it’s hard to believe that Trump is racist. But he’s repeatedly used racially charged language. He consistently attacks black and brown elected leaders. So, why is that hard to believe, pastor?” Lemon asked.

“I find President Trump leader of all colors. He attacks who he will. He’s his own man. I can’t dictate what he should or shouldn’t do. But he does not just attack black people. He attacks anybody. And you know it,” Owens retorted.

“So as a man of faith, as a Christian he attacks anyone. It sounds like you’re condoning attacks? Is that Christianly or Godly?” Lemon asked.

“I’m just stating a statement of fact. I’m not condoning anything … President Trump does not pick the people he attacks because of color. He attacks anybody he feels needed,” Owens replied.

You can tell just from reading about the interview that Lemon changed the parameters of the discussion once Owens correctly pointed out that Trump’s criticisms are not about race. Lemon switched gears and then made it about whether or not Owens, as a Christian, condoned Trump attacking anyone.

Lemon, who has compared Trump to Hitler in the past, repeatedly pressed Owens to buy into the argument that Trump’s attacks are race-based, but Owens made it clear he wasn’t going to play that game.

And once Lemon figured out Owens was not taking the bait, the CNN anchor – who is gay – then despicably shifted his ire to Owens himself, accusing him in so many words at around the 2:35 mark of being a homophobe because he’s a conservative who is opposed to gay marriage. Lemon also cut Owens off several times during the segment, citing time constraints.

Watch the full interview below:

Had Owens agreed with Lemon’s assessment of Trump’s motivations, not only would he not have been repeatedly cut off during the course of the interview, but his “controversial” views opposing gay marriage would never have been mentioned. But because Owens doesn’t and won’t toe the liberal line on “racism” accusations against the President, he got the Lemon Treatment.

The liberally biased interview was yet another nail in the coffin of CNN‘s journalistic credibility, but they’re beyond caring at this point because Orange Man Bad and stuff.

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Tim Ryan Lost Last Night’s Debate Before It Even Began. Along With the Primary. Am I wrong?

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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

 

There’s nothing quite like starting off with a bang.

At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, the National Anthem played and POW!

Tim Ryan was out the gate with a big snub to “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Excellent work, for a guy trying to convince people to let him lead the country.

The Democratic Ohio representative refused to put his hand over his heart. Unlike everyone else on stage.

According to my sensibilities, he just lost the nomination. Before the debate even began. Game Over.

That’s my sensibility, but it isn’t necessarily that of the average Democratic voter.

Still, all he has to do to lose is not score higher than everyone else on that stage.

Heck, Bill Maher scratched Tim off after the debate a month ago (here):

“Tim Ryan. I think he said one good thing. No.”

A few social media reactions:

Commentator Michael Knowles got in on the action:

Fiery Meghan McCain fired off a missile:

Prediction: He’s gonna relive that moment in memes. It’ll keep coming up until he bails. And it’s only gotta put off the moderates.

I really think he’s out. He was a long shot to begin with; he needed all the help he could get.

Bernie Sanders even sang, for Pete’s sake.

I think it’s over.

Watch a guy lose just by standing still:

On tweeter had a comment of a different sort:

Good question.

And point — looks like the DNC’s going for arctic white.

Maybe he’ll be the Comeback Kid.

-ALEX

 

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No American Owes a Dime In Reparations

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Last night’s Democratic debate took an odd turn as candidates began seriously discussing reparations. For those of you unfamiliar with what that means, it refers to the idea that America — specifically white people — should give people of the black community cash payments as a sort of mea culpa for slavery.

Slavery gasped its last breath in 1865 thanks to the 13th Amendment’s passage in Congress despite a very obstinate Democratic party trying to stop it from happening. It was made possible thanks to a very bloody civil war that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

I want to stop here and make something apparent. We’re now over 150 years away from that war and the terror and loss of it has escaped later generations, including myself. Mothers and wives buried sons and husbands. Family lines were broken forever. Communities were burned to the ground and the soil was soaked with blood in every direction.

One of the objectives of the war was to end slavery, and through all that horror America accomplished it. America paid for slavery, we’re just too young to remember the cost. Previous generations have built over the wreckage and crafted a shining city on the hill since, leaving the darkness of slavery behind us.

Yet I watched as the party that once tried to keep slavery alive make it a part of their platform to make everyone else pay up. Marianne Williamson was the most extreme by talking about a “$200 to $500 billion payment of a debt that is owed” while Sanders opposed a cash payment but did like the idea of 10 percent of federal spending going to areas where 20 percent of the population has been impoverished for over 30 years, or the “10-20-30 plan.”

The hard-left parts of the Democratic party went nuts. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chimed in by trying to make the case for reparations herself on Twitter. She posted a video of rabid anti-white racist Ta-Nehisi Coates making the case for reparations.

Coates drives the idea that America owes black people reparations because America was built on the back of slavery. That’s only partly true and dismisses the idea that the blood, sweat, and tears of every kind of American had something to do with the success and prosperity of the country.

Furthermore, Coates has flawed logic. In fact, the concept of reparations is so flawed that the logistics of implementing any kind of payment would be borderline impossible.

First off, America is a country of immigrants. How many families were begun and prospered here after slavery was abolished is innumerable. Their families are in no way responsible for slavery, and yet, we’re going to make them pay? Even if families do go back to before the civil war happened, how many families had ancestors that owned slaves? How many even vehemently disagreed with it? They may have lived in a country that was built with the help of slavery, but is it truly fair to punish those who fought against the practice?

What about those of mixed race? Do they have to pay? What about successful companies that were founded after the civil war by immigrants. Do they have to pay an extra tax for a practice they never took part in nor would approve of?

What’s more, reparations is primarily aimed at the idea that white people owe black people. If we’re going to tax white people specifically, then reparations would never be paid. You’d have to tax all of America for such a plan to work, and why do all of America owe the black community? Again, many families weren’t even here for slavery and had nothing to do with it.

These are things that haven’t been addressed, and for as long as the idea of reparations has been around, you’d figure it would have been by now.

This isn’t even considering the fact that no one today was alive when racism was happening. No white person today in America has ever owned a slave and no black person has ever been one. I don’t know a person alive who would approve of such an atrocity or partake in it given the opportunity. We weren’t around to make the choice about slavery, and even if we were, today’s society would vehemently reject it.

Reparations is the idea that someone owes money to someone else simply because of their skin color. That is racist. We don’t approve of racism here in America. We make a pretty big deal out of making sure anyone who practices it is publicly shamed into oblivion. Someone suggesting that reparations be a thing is practicing racism. Some people who are for it maybe have good intentions, but hell is paved with those. Most people who push for reparations are hucksters like Coates.

The “huckster” label also includes 2020 Democrat candidates on the stage last night who don’t, at all, have good intentions. They’re utilizing the idea of reparations to literally buy votes from a minority community. They can’t pay for it, especially on top of all the promises of “free” stuff on top of that, and they know it. Regardless, they’re saying that successfully voting them into office will result in cash payments for black people.

The black community should feel insulted that their vote is reduced to nothing but cash value. It dismisses the idea of concerns about the economy, immigration, crime, or jobs. When it comes to reparations, the Democrats are essentially eliminating the idea that the black community are people, and putting a price tag on them.

Some things never change.

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Video: Rat ‘Photo Bombs’ Live Shot of Baltimore News Station’s Story on Trump’s Rat Infestation Tweets

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An east Baltimore, MD neighborhood in the summer of 2018. Screen grab via Fox 45 – Baltimore.

Yesterday, I wrote about a series of photo tweets posted by TPUSA’s Benny Johnson that told the story of the plight of residents in some of Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods.

The photos were startling and disturbing, and you couldn’t help but feel for the people in Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’s district who suffer daily from rat infestations, the smell of dead animals, unsanitary and smelly trash pile-ups, high crime, poverty, and lack of opportunity. It’s no place for a human being to live.

In spite of what up until recently just about everyone was willing to admit about the serious issues the poorest parts of Baltimore face every day, Democrats including race hustler Al Sharpton continued to hammer President Trump Tuesday for having the audacity to both criticize the problems in the district and wonder what Cummings has done in his 20+ years representing it.

Unfortunately for offended Democrats, the dire nature of the situation in Baltimore overrides their outrage. Perhaps nothing better exemplifies this than a live shot done by Fox 45 – Baltimore Monday of the impacted areas, which they showed during a segment where residents were interviewed about Trump’s “rat-infested” tweets. Here’s what happened:

Here’s how the news station described the live shot on their website:

A rat was seen running through a FOX45 reporter’s live shot during a story on President Trump’s tweet Baltimore is rat-infested.

Maxine Streicher was in west Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood today to report on conditions.

In the summer of 2018, Fox 45 did a report that featured then-Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) touring the rows of dilapidated homes, and complaining of the smell of rats and dead animals. “What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down,” Pugh can be heard saying in one part of the video:

As Nikki Haley said Tuesday, those upset with Trump’s comments should stop throwing racism accusations around and take him up on his offer of federal help. The time for talking is over. The time for helping is now.

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Winners And Losers In The Democratic Debate (Part One)

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In a contest between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Tim Ryan, John Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Marianne Williamson, Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, and John Hickenlooper, there was a lot of talking, a lot of responding, and a lot of… actual debating. These ten candidates met on the stage for the first of two nights of debating, and with CNN as host, it was quite the show.

The expected match-up of the night was Bernie Sanders versus Elizabeth Warren, but it turned into a free-for-all as Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, and Don Lemon did their best to put candidates on the record not just on their own statements, but in response to the statements of other candidates. CNN’s panel did a good job of getting the candidates to confront their differences with each other, making it good television and a good policy debate.

But, with all the debating and the arguing and the questioning, there were some candidates who set themselves apart. Both in good ways and in bad.

As a reminder, this is not a “Winners And Losers” analysis based on

The Winners: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson

This was billed as Comrade Sanders against Chief Grand Cherokee, but Sanders and Warren instead spent their time tag-teaming against the lesser creatures sharing the stage with them. Warren, for her part, struggled to begin with. She tried to shoehorn in an anecdote in two separate questions, resulting in the audience laughing and her snapping at them in response, saying “It’s not funny!” However, she regained our footing but didn’t really explore any new ground here. She played it pretty safe with her usual talking points without being incredibly controversial.

Sanders, however, didn’t care about taking swings and offending people. He defended Medicare For All to the death against Tim Ryan and John Delaney (the latter getting murdered in the process), and hit back against several other candidates with ferocity. Also unlike Warren, Sanders wasn’t a one-note guy. Warren went back to the trough again and again on the “The Rich Run The Country” mantra. Sanders, for what it’s worth, did talk actual policy at times and had actual ideas (whether we agree with them or not).

However, there is no doubt in my mind that Marianne Williamson is the clear winner of the night. Her job as a lower-tier candidate was to get herself recognized. She had to fight the odds and the lack of screen time that the other two winners had, and she had to stand out. She got legitimate applause, she had the most memorable lines, and she was in every way the charismatic candidate Donald Trump was in the Republican primary. Saying that what happened in Flint wouldn’t happen in Grosse Pointe and that the country is suffering from a “dark psychic force” resonated more than any other line during the debate. As of right now, I fully expect her to see a surge from this debate and make it to the next one.

The Losers: John Delaney, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg

John Delaney was murdered on stage tonight. Bernie Sanders beat the living hell out of him, and Elizabeth Warren went in for the kill. If the Democratic Party would listen to John Delaney and Tim Ryan, they would have a better shot against Trump in 2020, but he spoke far too much sense and the progressive wing of the candidates will have none of it.

Pete Buttigieg had the most potential going into the debate, but he just hasn’t lived up to it. He ducked and dodged conflict and did not really seem to stand up for anything when challenged. It was a major letdown if you were a Buttigieg fan, because he was eclipsed by others – especially Marianne Williamson.

Beto O’Rourke? Honestly, I wasn’t sure he was still running, and after this debate I still don’t know if he’s still running. He talked an awful lot about his time spent traveling Texas to be a U.S. Senate, completely ignoring the fact that he lost that race to someone who, frankly, is nowhere near as popular as he used to be. O’Rourke still seems to think that all the press he got in that race will translate over to this race. It hasn’t, and it won’t.

The Also-Rans: Steve Bullock, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan, John Hickenlooper

Of the four who were also on the stage, the only one who had a great performance was Tim Ryan. However, like Delaney, Ryan is far too moderate and far too critical of the progressive left to ever get a shot at the nomination. He was smart on the right issues and, if I were a Democrat, I’d take a closer look at him. He is probably the most effective moderate the primary has, which makes him all the more likely to get nowhere close to the nomination.

Of the remaining three, none of them did anything special. Worse than losing was not being recognizable, which is exactly what they were. Steve Bullock fought his way to this debate, only to ensure it would be his only one. Hickenlooper is somewhere between Ryan and Sanders, but is so awkward about it that I half-expected him to look off-stage during an answer and shout “LINE!” because he’d forgotten what to say. Klobuchar was worse than bad – she was forgettable. She had stale answers, a boring demeanor, and tried to force a depressing anecdote into her closing statement. It did nothing to boost her already low profile. At one point, she had to pay herself a compliment because no one else (especially her staff?) would be giving her one.

One thing I do want to say is that, despite how we normally discuss CNN here, I have got to hand it to them for the way they handled the rules of the debate. The time limits were well-moderated and the politicians were asked repeatedly to clarify answers they dodged. It was a better production than the NBC-run debates, and there was a lot more substance to be had.

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Trump Just Got Another Win In Court, Democrat Party Lawsuit Is Dismissed With Prejudice

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Ridiculous lawsuits have become the norm during the Trump era in regards to targeting a Presidential administration. Just a few weeks ago, a judge threw out a lawsuit brought by various activists alleging that Trump was violating the emoluments clause.

While there are still quite a few outstanding, another frivolous lawsuit bit the dust today and this one was filed directly by the Democratic party.

By being dismissed with prejudice, it makes any possibility of an appeal extremely unlikely. In other words, the judge is letting the DNC know their lawsuit was garbage and never should have been brought. The idea that Trump could be sued for the actions of someone else, of which we still have little evidence showing exactly who it was, is crazy on its face.

The judge did stop short of sanctioning the DNC’s legal team, but that’s a peripheral matter.

Even this Clinton appointed judge understands how terrible the reasoning of the DNC was. By their telling, Trump was liable for sharing publicly available information and Wikileaks was liable for releasing it in the first place.

Both of those are insane contentions given the broadness of the 1st amendment. Had the DNC gotten their way here, every single time a newspaper publishes any leaked materials, they could be sued. While the press should be responsible for publishing clearly false, defamatory information, no one should want to live in a society where you can be sued for simply sharing information. It smacks of the illiberal moves New Zealand made after the Christchurch shooting.

In the end, Trump gets another win over the litigious nonsense he’s had to deal with since assuming office. That has to count for something.

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AOC Gives Crazy Interview on Israel and White Supremacy

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Someone on her media team might want to reign her in a bit because this isn’t a good look.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to sit down with a morning today show called “Ebro in the Morning,” because what could possibly go wrong? In the interview, the host naturally brings up Israel and this leads to some very ill-informed and ridiculous statements from the young Congresswoman. Perhaps worse though is what she explicitly voices agreement with in regards to the host’s words.

Transcript via The Washington Examiner. We’ll start slow.

“Now you look around the globe and you have multiple corrupt governments working together — you’ve got Israel, you’ve got America, you’ve got Russia, you’ve got the Saudis, right — all working in concert. And I bring up Israel because you’ve been vocal about Palestine, the occupation and what needs to go on there. And specifically, I even think people in Israel are trying to get Netanyahu as well,” the host said.

“I agree, I agree with that,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

I love how out of all the awful governments on earth, this host chooses to equate the United States and Israel with Russia and the Saudis. And on what planet are the Russians working together with America? Our working relationship is essentially nil right now and it’s at it’s lowest point in decades.

Despite the idiocy of that statement, AOC jumps it to say “I agree with that,” probably not even being lucid enough to understand the logical fallacies that were just presented to her.

Then things got weird.

The host continued, “There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust.”

“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing. I think that when we start looking at it through that lens, a lot of this stuff starts to make sense. It’s like what you’re talking about, young Jews in Israel are sick of this.”

What the host is trying to say is clear because this is not a discussion about immigration or the United States. It’s completely about Israel and he’s positing that if you don’t support the Palestinian cause that you are a white supremacist. He even ties the two ideas together neatly by talking about “what’s going on with Israel and Palestine” directly after saying some Jews are white supremacists. It’d be ridiculous gaslighting to suggest otherwise, although I’m sure some will try.

And what does AOC do? She offers her support again for his point of view. “Absolutely” she says, agreeing with the idea that some Jews are white supremacists and that the Israeli government is run by such people in a criminal fashion.

This was bad enough that even Seth Mandel, who’s entire brand is taking a contrarian approach to most right wing complaints in politics, agreed this was bad.

Other parts of the interview also veered into stupidity. Namely, the ranting about the “occupation.” These people still don’t realize that Israel pulled out of Gaza over a decade ago. That area is completely run by Hamas, who were elected by the Palestinians.

Yet, she goes on to blame a lack of clean water on Israel, despite the fact that the only reason Gaza is somewhat livable is by the actions of the Israelis to provide them infrastructure and medical care. At one point in the interview, AOC also says the Palestinians have no choice but the riot, which sounds pretty much like an endorsement of the violence they are perpetrating.

Even past the veiled anti-Semitism, AOC’s pure ignorance of the actual Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this interview is enough to make it noteworthy.

Of course, no one outside of right wing media will mention all this because AOC is a Democrat and part of the protected class. But perhaps continuing to expose her and her gross ideology will eventually lead to more people turning against it? One can hope.

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She Persisted: Nikki Haley Blasts Twitter User Who Accused Her of Hiding Behind Her Race

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Haley, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, weighed in on the Trump vs. Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD) controversy on Twitter earlier today, and suggested that instead of throwing around allegations of racism, those complaining about Trump’s remarks should take him up on his offer of help:

As I noted in a prior post, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young (D) came pretty close to accepting the offer Monday. In a response to Trump, Young did not dispute conditions on the ground in his city, instead saying that Trump should stop “childishly” tweeting about the issue and send federal assistance instead.

Young, however, has been the only Democrat I’ve seen so far who has indicated he wants and would accept the help.

Haley, an Indian-American, received a ton of hate in the comments to her tweet from bigoted leftists who still can’t believe after all this time that she had the nerve to become a Republican instead of a Democrat who just uncritically toes the liberal line on feminism and race issues.

One particular troll got her attention by snidely claiming she was hiding behind her race. Here’s the context and how she responded:

This did not sit well with Haley, who proceeded to lower the boom:

The Twitter user attempted to double down later in response but Haley had already proved her point about him and moved on.

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Look What Baltimore City Leaders Did In Six Hours; Imagine What They Could Do With Some Direction

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Within a week of the infamous Unite the Right rally in August of 2017, Baltimore’s leaders executed their plan to remove the city’s four confederate monuments and they did so literally overnight. Crews worked from 11:30 pm through 5:30 am one night and the statues were gone.

Eliminating the statues was obviously a priority for them and they made short work of it. So, why can’t they apply that same initiative toward improving conditions in their city?

Republican strategist and activist Kimberly Klacik joined Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday night. Ingraham asked her why Democrats are “doubling down on failure?”

Klacik replied, “Honestly, it’s because they don’t know how to address it.”

She hit the nail on the head. They don’t know how to address it.

Baltimore’s problems have become too big for city officials to handle. Aside from the rampant corruption the city’s politicians have become known for, conditions in the city have deteriorated to such a shocking degree that local leaders don’t even know where to begin the task of cleaning up. They need a blueprint.

Imagine if President Trump were to turn Baltimore into a test city. Baltimore is now a city in decline. But, with the proper amount of capital and planning, it can be turned around.

Directing federal funds to the city’s politicians has been tried before and did not work. The city had little to show for itself after receiving $1.8 billion from Obama’s 2009 stimulus package.

I propose that any new government spending be administered by a team of HUD employees who are trained in and familiar with urban renewal. This group would focus on the revitalization of the city and would work with the local politicians and planners to implement the changes that need to take place.

The venture would be overseen by Dr. Ben Carson, HUD’s current secretary. Carson’s personal interest in the city is well-known and such a project would be dear to his heart.

For nearly 30 years, he performed pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital which is located in Baltimore. He spoke to Tucker Carlson last night and said, when his patients who lived in East Baltimore were ready to go home, it was a real dilemma for him. These children would return to apartments which were filthy and “infested with rats and cockroaches and tics and mold and lead and I didn’t want to send them back.”

During those years, Carson was involved with projects to help the city and he has continued his work. He spoke well of Rep. Elijah Cummings and told Carlson that earlier in the day, he asked President Trump if “he would be willing to work with Cummings to bring some relief to the people of Baltimore. He said he would be happy to.”

If Trump were to work with Cummings on turning the city around, the results could be a triple win.

First, this would be a win for the city of Baltimore.

Second, if the project brought about any meaningful change to the city, Trump would benefit politically. It would help him gain support among blacks. Voters would see him as willing to work across the aisle. And Elijah Cummings’ constituents would have to wonder what he’s been doing in Washington for the past 23 years.

Finally, if the Baltimore “experiment” works, it could be repeated in other U.S. cities. Detroit comes to mind.

As the city’s leaders proved when they removed the confederate statues in six hours two years ago, they know how to get things done when they want to. From the interviews of Baltimoreans on television, it’s clear that they love their city and they’re sad about what it’s become. What could be more exciting to both leaders and residents than taking back the city they love?

And what a triumph for the President if he were to initiate it.

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