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Tough Call For Liberals: Veiled Muslim Woman Shouts ‘God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,’ At LGBT Activist

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An LGBT+ pride parade took place in the Walthamstow district of London on Saturday. At some point, a Muslim woman clad in a full burka was recorded shrieking at a male LGBT activist, who wore a rainbow flag as a cape.

The woman yelled, “Shame on you! God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” She continued to repeat “Shame on you, shame on all of you. You despicable people, you shameless people.”

As a policeman tried to come between the two, she continued shouting.

Over the weekend, Yusuf Patel, a counter extremism practitioner, posted the video on twitter. It can be viewed below.

Patel appears to assign blame to the Muslim woman and he is probably right. All signs point to it and the majority of Muslims oppose LGBT+ groups. He tweeted, “Disgusting homophobic abuse at those on Waltham Forest Pride today…No matter what form hate comes in, we must stamp it out and say no to all forms of hate! Also, very importantly we cannot call out one form of hate but be silent/complicit on others.”

Patel told a reporter from The Independent he was “extremely disheartened to see such intolerance in my local area. We know there are growing hate incidents of antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred and LGBT+ hate.”

What’s a liberal to do in a case like this, where both parties involved belong to protected identity groups?

Although it appears that the Muslim woman initiated the dispute, the video begins as the woman is already yelling at the activist. There is no definitive indication of who may have initiated the conflict or what caused it. Would the mere sight of a homosexual or a transgender trigger such anger? Possibly.

The local newspaper, The Metro, reported that as the activist walked away from the woman and the policeman, he said, “We still love you, you will not shame me.”

Stella Creasy, a member of the liberal Labour Party, represents the district in Parliament. She tweeted that she was “Gutted to see this and clear such hatred isn’t acceptable anywhere let alone in our home town – proud that many from all faiths and none today including Islam joined the Waltham Forest Pride march to show Walthamstow really does mean welcome.”

Although this confrontation did not include violence, police are investigating it as a potential hate crime.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said:

We are aware of footage circulating on social media of abuse directed at those taking part in the Waltham Forest Pride event and enquiries are taking place. Abusing someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is a hate crime and we would encourage victims and those who were there when this took place to come forward.

If you have been verbally or physically abused, harassed or attacked in any way by someone because you are or they think you are LGBT+ please report these crimes to the police.

I don’t know how they would ever be able to identify the woman because women do look rather alike in their burkas. In fact, I wrote a post last summer about the uproar following a comment by Boris Johnson, the newly minted British Prime Minister, that women dressed in burkas look like letter boxes. They do actually.

Hate crimes are on the rise in the UK. According to PJ Media:

Reported hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation rose by 27 percent to 11,638 between 2017 and 2018, while hate crimes against transgender people rose by a third to 1,651 in the same period, The Independent reported. Religiously-motivated bias incidents — which the paper said were mostly directed at Muslims — rose by 40 percent to 8,336. Evidence is not required to report a hate crime.

The increase in the hate crime rate may have something to do with the UK’s enthusiastic embrace of political correctness in recent years, which seems to dwarf even that of the US Democratic Party.

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Gallup: Plurality of Dems now favor cash reparations for black Americans despite heavy opposition from public overall

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Every now and then I see a news story about reparations pop up and think, “Why are we talking about this now?” And then I remember, “Oh right — not one but two top-tier Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed the idea, and the Democratic House has already held hearings about it.”

Now here’s a new reason: More rank-and-file Democrats support the idea of cash payments to black Americans than oppose it.

New data from Gallup:

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That data comes with the caveat that not all reparations plans involve direct cash payments to individual people, so maybe other forms would have more support. But cash payments is the purest form of the idea, the one that most people think about when weighing the pros and cons of the policy. And this is the first time I’m aware of that a plurality of Dems — a near-majority, in fact — have landed in favor of it. When HuffPost polled the issue in April, Democrats split 34/37, a near-plurality but a very soft one. Now they’re at 49 percent, likely thanks in part to the attention the issue has received during the presidential primary.

To put that in perspective, per Gallup, Democrats stood at just 25 percent in favor in 2002. The wokening of the party has led to support for reparations nearly doubling in less than 20 years, even as Republicans continue to resist almost unanimously and independents say thumbs down by a two-to-one margin.

Sounds like more good news for Trump’s electoral strategy of using racial grievances to mobilize working-class whites next fall. The more lefties can pressure the Democratic nominee to talk up reparations on the trail, the easier Trump’s task is. But there are two catches. One is that, as in every election, the party nominee will shift from base-pandering to centrist-pandering the moment the primary is safely won. That’s especially likely to be the case with the Democratic nominee next summer, I think, sinceTrump is all-in on a base-only strategy, leaving Dems free to court the center. And lefties are so frantic to oust Trump that they’re likely to be extra-forgiving of sins against wokeness by the nominee in the interest of defeating POTUS. There’ll be no reparations talk from Democrats next summer (although plenty from Trump, to be sure).

The other catch is that, while it’s comforting for righties to believe that white identity politics is the secret sauce needed to win the Rust Belt a second term, it ain’t necessarily so. Racial politics energizes the other side too:

A complementary picture emerges from our data in the 2020 battleground states. Those who strongly approve of Trump — represented by the red bars in the graph below — mostly indicate higher levels of racial resentment…

However, among those who strongly disapprove of Trump in these same states … even more likely voters indicate strongly benevolent attitudes on race and immigration, as indicated by the height of the bars clustered near zero. These are the voters who are likely to be offended by Trump’s racist remarks, perhaps becoming more motivated to turn out on the Democratic side as a result.

Some analysts will say that those who oppose Trump would turn out and vote Democratic regardless of Trump’s racist remarks. But history teaches otherwise. For example, African Americans, who overwhelmingly vote Democratic, were less likely to vote in 2016 than 2012.

Turnout matters, and Trump’s record of racist rhetoric may be making some Democrats more likely to vote.

Trump’s rhetoric could also be costing him votes among nonwhites who might otherwise be inclined to support him on economic grounds:

Hard to say where reparations fits into all of that. If Trump’s “go back where you came from” tweets about Ilhan Omar and the Squad is better turnout fuel for lefties than righties, is reparations chatter better turnout fuel for righties than lefties? Gallup’s numbers strongly suggest that it’s more of an electoral liability to Dems than an asset. Both parties may be sabotaging themselves in trying to pander more vigorously to their respects bases on racial lines.

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Yes, Baltimore Is that Bad: PBS Specials and News Reports Show Just How Serious the Rat Infestation Is

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As the media and Democrat politicians try to make President Donald Trump’s comments about the failures of Baltimore out to be the most racist thing ever uttered by a sitting President, people keep looking back into the past to see what the media and Democrats have said about Baltimore themselves.

Sure enough, it was discovered that the left has confessed to these problems multiple times in the past. One time, in particular, was the left-leaning “PBS,” which aired a documentary about the rat infestation that plagued the city. What’s more, it wasn’t released but two years ago.

The film was even covered by The Baltimore Sun, which has been on the front lines of making Trump out to a racist know-nothing despite the fact that the rag itself admitted to its trash and rat problem in various articles.

Short memories, or politically driven nonsense?

According to the Sun, the documentary “Rat Film” covered Baltimore’s urban war with rats, even highlighting how insurance companies have “redlined” various parts of the city that have been taken over by rats, and even paid actors to do “rat fishing,” where they cast a line down an alley with some bait and see if they can’t reel in a rodent:

“Rat Film,” which had its local premiere at May’s Maryland Film Festival, is alternately amusing and troubling. A parade of rat-centric characters troops through it, including one man who loves them so much he happily lets them climb on his head while he plays a flute; an exterminator who turns out to be a closet philosopher; a guy who hunts them down with a blowgun and almost religious fervor; and a homeless trio with a surprising, and decidedly gritty, musical bent.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said she could actually smell the rats in a news segment that aired in 2018.

And if the media can’t be believed, then how about Orkin, the company that makes its living off of pest control? According to them, Baltimore ranks 9th in terms of being the most infested city in America.

According to the pest control corporation, Baltimore ranks 9th.

There’s definitely a rat problem. It exists in Baltimore, and frankly, the infestation can also be found within the entirety of the Democratic complex, which includes its media. What Trump said isn’t at all inaccurate, and trying to paint him as a racist for having said the same things the Democrats have said in the past is a lazy attempt at lowering Trump’s poll numbers just in time for the 2020 elections.

 

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All the Right People Are Sweating After John Ratcliffe Is Nominated for DNI

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Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As I wrote on yesterday, Dan Coats is done as Director of National Intelligence. He leaves behind him a wake of questionable actions and stonewalling in the face of legitimate investigative requests. While I’m sure Coats himself is a perfectly nice guy, he wasn’t the right person for that job. The intel agencies did not need a protector to sweep corruption under the rug via strained claims of classification.

Now that Coats is moving on, his replacement has been announced as Rep. John Ratcliffe and that has all the right people gnashing their teeth.

That’s “Fusion Ken,” who’s made a living shilling for the CIA, including helping push stories to cover for their misdeeds. He gained his nickname by relentlessly parroting Fusion GPS talking points (which were obviously being fed to him) for the last three years. Under Obama, he was exposed for working with CIA officials in order to help spin the former President’s drone program, which was famous for it’s collateral damage.

We are just getting started though. There are plenty more of the expected reactions making the rounds.

Rep. Ratcliffe is on the House Intelligence committee, but he’s a “television character” according to Sen. Murphy. For reference, Dan Coats had the same level of experience, serving one term on the Senate Intelligence committee. Why the change in standard?

Here’s Joe Scarborough doing his typical routine, i.e. calling Ratcliffe a “fascist.”

These are our moral and mental betters I’m told. A TV host who cheated on his wife, married his co-host, and now rants about fascism constantly while having no actual idea what fascism is. Joe was also in Congress at one point. I can’t imagine why the country has had the issues it’s had given these people make up most of our “elite.”

But the best one was no doubt John Brennan, who was DNI himself at one point.

Brennan has shown himself to be a rabid partisan. He’s also at the center of the scandal involving the origins and continuation of the Russia investigation, even as the evidence waned. Putting “the nation first” in Brennan’s eyes means running your own unelected fourth branch of government, free from oversight and pesky legalities. Brennan is no doubt sweating at what could be exposed now that Bill Barr is looking into all this. With Ratcliffe as DNI, he can also use his authority to cooperate with Barr in ways Coats refused to do.

Arthur Schwartz chronicled a few more examples of the talking points going out regarding Ratcliffe.

Absolutely amazing how all those politicians and media members suddenly started using the exact same phrase to describe Coats. Just a coincidence, I’m sure of it.

Here’s how I know Ratcliffe is the right man for the job. Because all of the people cited above think he’s not. These are the same people who spent years pushing the Russian collusion hoax and have done everything in their power to cover up for malfeasance within our intelligence community. No one is above the law and that includes bureaucrats hiding behind faux claims of secrecy. DNI needs an outsider. Someone who will come in and stop the games and self-preservation. Ratcliffe looks like a good choice to do just that.

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Violence In Elijah Cummings’s District Is So Bad His Constituents Can Qualify For Political Asylum At the Mexican Border

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** FILE ** In this May 24, 2005, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a news conference regarding steroids in sports on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The White House office responsible for fighting illegal drug use has focused for nearly a decade on youths smoking marijuana instead of a broader strategy that would sufficiently target adult drug users, according to a study commissioned by a Senate committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Every once in a while a couple of great stories come together to prove one or more important points. This is one of those occasions.

A significant portion of the illegal immigration problem on our southern border is Central American in origin. For the first time ever, the number of illegals from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicargua, collectively, have surpassed those originating in Mexico. Many of them are drawn by the lure of political asylum. In the past, political asylum was restricted to people who had a well founded fear of persecution based on something like race or religion or political beliefs. And the persecution had to be on the part of the government. Now political asylum is on the table if you’re the victim of domestic violence or drug cartels are operating in your country. And so you get stories like this:

In a small town tucked in the hills outside Tegucigalpa, there is a stuffed gray bunny rabbit that knows a little girl’s secrets. “I tell him all my things,” she says. “About how I’m doing, and when I feel sad.” She feels sad a lot lately. “I start thinking about things that I shouldn’t be thinking,” she says.

There are a lot of things she shouldn’t be thinking. She is 12 years old and just weeks away from giving birth to a baby.

Sofia and her mom told me her story when we met at a women’s shelter in mid-April. Sofia (like others interviewed for this story, she asked me not to use her real name) was raped by a family member of her mom’s boyfriend. She still doesn’t totally understand what pregnancy means or what childbirth entails, but she knows the delivery is looming, and that scares her. “At first, she said that she did not want to have the baby,” Sofia’s mom told me. “She said that she wanted to commit suicide.” When doctors told Sofia she was pregnant and explained that pregnancy meant she was going to have a baby, Sofia, in her soft, small voice, asked whether she could have a doll instead.

When Sofia’s mom found out about the rape, she reported it to the police, and now the man who did it is in jail. But his family kept threatening them, and Sofia and her mom have good reason to worry about what happens once he’s out. Most crimes like this—more than 90 percent—aren’t even prosecuted in Honduras. The few women who do see their attackers go to jail are offered little protection when those sentences end. “If he comes out,” Sofia’s mom says, “I am afraid for my life and her life, too.”

The story goes on to list a handful of anecdotes, because the plural of anecdote in political reporting is “data,” showing how women from Central America aren’t safe there and because the aren’t safe they should be granted asylum in the US.

The second story is this past weekend’s dustup between President Trump and Democrat Representative and race-pimp, Elijah Cummings. Trump, rightfully, in my opinion, called out Cummings over the fact that that one of the most significant areas of Cummings’s madly gerrymandered district

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is overwhelmingly black West Baltimore. If you’ve ever watch The Wire you’ve seen a pretty faithful representation of West Baltimore in the allegorical “Hamsterdam” area.

Here are a couple of vignettes on the level of violence in Elijah Cummings’s district.

How do these stories come together? I saw this tweet by Intercept writer Lee Fang.

To be clear, I have no bromance with Fang, quite the opposite. Back in his days of writing for ThinkProgress, he had a tiny little hard-on of Erick. Here are links to old RedState posts about Fang. But, I was intrigued and found that not only was he correct, but Baltimore looks positively safe alongside East St. Louis, IL.

So, if Baltimore has a higher murder rate than Honduras and people from Honduras are getting political asylum in the US because of the endemic violence, what the hell should we be doing for residents of Baltimore?

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Does Hit Piece, Lies About Black Woman Whose Videos Started the Baltimore Outrage

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You knew this was coming.

Kimberly Klacik is the woman who set off Donald Trump’s latest tweet storm against Democrats. Before the media suddenly cared about Baltimore, she was little known, making videos and doing interviews chronicling the crime, desolation, and mismanagement of one of the nation’s oldest cities.

Here’s a sampling of some of what she was sharing before it became racist to criticize an area’s leadership for their failures.

It was her reporting on these issues that led to the Fox and Friends appearance that ultimately set all this into motion. Before Trump amplified her concerns, there wasn’t a single person in major media even thinking about Baltimore or the desolation many of its residents are living in. For that, Klacik should be praised. She’s successfully drawn national attention to major problem.

But because orange man is always bad, that means that Kim now needs to be maligned and CNN’s Brian Stelter is on the case.

Stelter couldn’t even be bothered to learn how to say her name. He then goes on to essentially claim she’s lying about being a “Republican strategist,” even though she has worked on two campaigns. On that note, the hypocrisy there is almost too much to take. There have been literally dozens of “Republican strategists” on CNN during the Trump era who haven’t worked on campaigns in years. Is CNN lying by describing them as that? Can anyone name the last campaign Ann Navarro worked on? Didn’t think so.

But you see what he’s trying to do. He wants to discredit her as a person instead of focusing on the work she did, which can only be described as actual journalism, something Stelter wouldn’t have any idea about.

It gets worse though, as CNN’s media watchdog then claims she “lost” her election. Actually, the position the ran for was one where the top 2 serve. In other words, she won. Whatever producer pulled her information just scanned the results and didn’t realize what they were looking at. Stelter ran with it anyway and has yet to correct himself.

Klacik is also accused of only making her videos to “support Trump” even though she never mentions Trump. Worse, Stelter says her videos were made with “clearly racist connotations.” Klacik is a black woman from Baltimore. It sounds pretty racist to me to assume she couldn’t actually be doing the work Stelter’s own network refuses to do. She has to be some shill, right? That’s the line CNN is rolling with here.

Ryan Saveedra, who reported on this segment, ticked off Stelter enough to get blocked on Twitter.

Brian Stelter is not a journalist. He’s not unbiased. He’s a partisan hack with thin so skin you can see through him. His low-rated show is routinely filled with misleading garbage and most of his segments focus on attacking his much more highly rated competitor, Fox News.

Even still, this hit job on Klacik was way over the line, even for him. To go after her and try to malign her just because she found herself on the same side of the President is disgusting and it shows that CNN doesn’t actually care about the people of Baltimore. This is all about politics for them and they’d rather spend their time tearing down a woman for making videos than dealing with the actual problems she publicized.

This is CNN.

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Kamala Harris Defends Al Sharpton, Ignores Freddie’s Fashion Mart Massacre and Tawana Brawley Hoax

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As Brandon Morse wrote earlier today, President Trump ripped MSNBC‘s Al Sharpton for deciding to make a visit to Baltimore in the aftermath of the tweets Trump wrote over the weekend criticizing the city and longtime Rep. Elijah Cummings (D), whose Congressional district runs through Baltimore.

As they did for Cummings, Democrats lined up on the Twitter machine to defend Sharpton. One of the more notable ones was 2020 presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris, who has enjoyed an uptick in polling since her racial broadside against frontrunner Joe Biden at the last debate.

Here’s what Harris tweeted about Sharpton:

Twitter users were quick to correct her:

Indeed. Here are just a couple of examples:

The Freddie’s Fashion Mart Massacre:

In 1995 a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie’s Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack. Sharpton told the protesters, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.”

On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari’s store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation Fire Department officials discovered that the store’s sprinkler had been shut down, in violation of the local fire code. Sharpton claimed that the perpetrator was an open critic of himself and his nonviolent tactics. In 2002, Sharpton expressed regret for making the racial remark “white interloper” but denied responsibility for inflaming or provoking the violence.

The Tawana Brawley Rape Hoax:

In fall 1987, Brawley, who is African-American, was found disheveled inside a trash bag with racial slurs written across her body in Wappingers Falls, New York. Brawley, then 15, claimed she was kidnapped and repeatedly raped by a group of white men.

In one of his first mainstream cases, activist Al Sharpton became Brawley’s spokesman, staging rallies and calling for justice on her behalf.

When the case was brought before a grand jury, it concluded that Brawley had falsified the entire account.

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Sharpton has since paid his debt to [then-assistant DA Steven] Pagones [who Sharpton and Brawley falsely accused]. But Brawley, now 41 and a nurse living in Virginia, still owes Pagones more than $431,000.

There’s much more where that came from.

This is not the first time Harris has tried to cozy up to Sharpton for votes, either:

Sharpton has been a race-baiting hustler extraordinaire for decades, Ms. Harris, not someone who has been “fighting for what’s right and working to improve our nation” his whole life.

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Rush Limbaugh Backs Trump and Speaks Hard Truths About Democrat Run Cities

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The circus that has formed around President Donald Trump’s comments about Democrat-run cities has reached peak capacity. The backlash against Trump saying people like Rep. Elija Cummings have failed their district and the major cities that they contain has been overzealous and taken out of context in order to desperately grasp at something to help bring Trump down.

While Democrats lie about Trump being a racist for calling out the failures of Democrats to keep their big cities vibrant and clean, others are embracing the truth of what Trump said. This includes radio show host Rush Limbaugh. According to the Daily Wire, Limbaugh made it clear that Trump was right, and said it despite the social faux pas:

“What he’s saying here is the absolute truth, but it’s not supposed to be said about any place where the Democrats are in charge,” Limbaugh said Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

“Wherever you find this decadent decay, you’re going to find Democrats having run the operation for decades,” he said. “The Democrats get to claim they are compassionate and that they care, but they never do anything that actually improves the quality of the lives of their constituents. Their constituents are as unhappy today as they were 50 years ago,” Limbaugh said.

Rush is correct, and the truth of Trump’s words are very evident. Baltimore is a trash-filled city with a horrific rat problem that even Baltimore’s leaders admitted to two years ago in a PBS documentary.

To Rush’s point about Democrat-controlled cities that experience rampant crime or decay, you need only look at Detroit which went from being a vibrant city and industrial hub to a scene out of Fallout. How about Chicago which experiences murder rates so high that you can find daily updates as to how many people were killed or injured. San Francisco, a gorgeous city, has become a literal toilet with a drug problem.

It’s tragic that these once-great cities have been reduced to trash heaps thanks to the abuse and mismanagement of Democrat politicians, but for some reason, we can’t acknowledge these cities have taken a turn for the worse because it’s not a good look on the people who ran it.

Instead, their number one defense is to call Trump a racist for even mentioning it, despite the fact that the places he denounced include New Hampshire, which is predominantly white.

Still, these things do need to be called out and the politicians who brought it about more than a little inconvenienced with bad press. They should lose their jobs and investigate for corruption.

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Are #MeToo Senate Democrats About to Lynch This USAF General Just Because They Think They Can

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FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2017, the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

USAF General John E. Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, that is the combatant command responsible for all the nation’s nuclear forces and for ballistic missile defense, has been nominated to be Vice Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Under most circumstances the nomination of a general who has spent most of his life subject to the constant scrutiny imposed upon anyone in the Personnel Reliability Program would have ensure fairly smooth sailing. One might question whether we really want an Air Force officer who has spent a lot of time in a stovepipe career field as the number two officer in the US Armed Forces, but other than that philosophical question, it should have been smooth sailing. It isn’t.

Col. Kathryn Splet­stoser has accused Hyten, who is currently responsible for the country’s nuclear arsenal as the head of U.S. Strategic Command, of making unwanted sexual contact with her on several occasions in 2017 while the two were traveling for work.

Spletstoser accuses General Hyten of sexual assault on several occasions:

The first time was in January 2017, she alleges, when Hyten grabbed her left hand as she was exiting a work meeting in his hotel room in Palo Alto, Calif., pulling it in toward his groin so she could feel his erection before she moved her hand away. In June 2017, Spletstoser said, Hyten interrupted a work meeting in his Washington, D.C., hotel room to fondle her breasts and kiss her — and she pushed him away and admonished him, she said. That prompted Hyten to panic, she said, and ask her through tears: “Are you going to tell on me?” Though she felt he had clearly “crossed a line,” she assured him she would not, she said.

Yet it was during the Reagan National Defense Forum in December 2017 that Spletstoser said Hyten made his most aggressive move, arriving uninvited at her hotel room in workout clothes carrying a binder, and claiming he wanted to discuss work matters. Within minutes, Spletstoser said, Hyten had pinned her against him and begun “grinding on me hard, like he wants to take my clothes off and have sex . . . and then I realize, he’s ejaculating.”

Pardon me if I find this latter tale difficult to take seriously. Hyten had aides and he had a personal security detail. I just don’t see how this happened.

Here’s the problem. While the allegations appear to be “he-said-she-said” because they were made against a general officer they have actually been investigated. The results aren’t terribly helpful to Spletstoser.

The Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations investigated Spletstoser’s allegations but could not substantiate her claims. In a statement, U.S. Strategic Command spokesman Bill Clinton said the command had “fully cooperated” with the probe, noting that Air Force officials found that “there was insufficient evidence to support any finding of misconduct on the part of Gen. Hyten.”

But according to a former senior Air Force official privy to the investigation’s findings, the testimony of other witnesses directly contradicts Spletstoser’s accusations. The official said that sometimes, Spletstoser also contradicted herself, though she disputes that claim.

In fact, former Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, a biological female (somehow it seems to be more and more necessary to add this qualifying statement these days) said, “I believe General Hyten was falsely accused.”

Spletstoser claims she had her career ruined because she wouldn’t go along, others claim that her career was ruined because she was pretty f***ed up at her job and then made the allegations to try to salvage her career.

Spletstoser’s service records, which she provided to The Washington Post, indicate that she had routinely received accolades from her commanders before that point. Hyten wrote in late 2017 that she was in the “top 1%” of all the people in her rank that “I have seen in my 36 years of service,” noting that she was “ready today” to be promoted to brigadier general. The authenticity of the documents could not be verified.

Sworn statements, provided by Spletstoser, from the inquiry into her professional conduct that concluded in early 2018 indicated that while some in the command took offense at her “negative behavior,” they also blamed Hyten for giving her “the highest of top-cover.”

In the interview, Spletstoser acknowledged that she was tough, foulmouthed and often brusque — traits that she attributes to her Army background and the fact that part of her job was to “clean house” in her group. But she said that after Hyten’s management style was questioned, she believes he attempted to “destroy me and my life, my career, everything” to protect his reputation.

Let me say a word about hyperbole in officer efficiency reports. What Hyten said about Spletstoser he’s probably said about a dozen other officers. When an officer’s record goes before a board it sort of appears in a vacuum. There is no way to know what the rater’s have said about your contemporaries without an in-depth inquiry. The real question before you as you write an efficiency report is “do I want this officer promoted.” It you do, then that officer gets over-the-top praise. I, myself, have been at least once styled “the best company commander in the division” and have had early promotion and accelerate schooling recommended dozens of times. That and $12.77 will get me a ersatz cup of Third World coffee at Starbucks.

The fact that Spletstoser was relieved as the result of an outside investigation, not by Hyten telling her to pack her sh** and get off the battlefield speaks volumes. The fact that Hyten is criticized in that investigation for protecting her is also significant.

The dilemma facing Senate Democrats is how to handle charges of sexual harassment or sexual assault when the charges have been exhaustively investigated and when the complainant seems to be acting in retaliation for an adverse personnel action. Will Hyten get the full Kavanaugh treatment despite Wilson’s opinion that he’s the victim here? Or will the #MeToo harpies concede that women are just as capable (just…hahahaha) of acting vindictively as men to settle scores? Will the Senate Armed Services Committee take the position that any male officer is de facto guilty of any allegation of sexual misconduct no matter how detailed the investigation clearing him? Will “Believe Women” be revealed to everyone as the pseudo-religious cult many of us have known it was since the Clarence Thomas hearing? Will Mike Pence give Hyten advice on how to conduct himself socially in he future if he hasn’t figured that out yet?

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Democrats Will Watch 2020 Fall Apart After Poll Shows Voters Turning From Trump’s Impeachment

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I hate to say that Democrats should have listened to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead of the “impeach the mother f***er” squad when it came to kicking Trump out of the White House, but…they should have listened to Pelosi. From the beginning she was trying to dismiss the idea of impeachment, presumably knowing it wouldn’t go anywhere, but Democrats pushed forward anyway.

This push for impeachment has now reduced the momentum of a Democratic party that was already having momentum problems to begin with. Mueller’s Russia investigation was such a flop that it actually made Trump look good and it only made the left and the media look like fools.

And with the left’s only chance to kick Trump out of the White House gone — because they sure as hell don’t have a chance in 2020 — they pushed the public too far on a slim chance. Now the public is over it.

According to a Rasmussen poll, U.S. voters aren’t just ditching the idea of impeachment, a majority still don’t believe he’ll lose 2020 either:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 11% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump will be impeached before serving his first full term in office. This finding has been trending down from a high of 29% when Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in late December 2017.

Little changed from early March are the 46% who say Trump is more likely to be reelected in 2020 and 33% who think his defeat by the Democratic presidential nominee is the more likely outcome next year.

Even if Democrats suddenly put all of their time and effort into supporting 2020 candidates, they’d have to begin generating momentum from a virtual stand-still. You’d essentially have to reintroduce the candidates who have released their platforms to almost no attention at all from the media.

Former VP Joe Biden rolled out his presidential platform and the media was so preoccupied with the Mueller investigations that no one even noticed. To be clear, Biden is Trump’s number one threat — and I’m using “threat” for lack of a better term — and the Democrats aren’t giving him the time of day.

Even if they do manage to get the hype machine for the 2020 candidates back up, it’s likely not going to be enough to really bring it to Trump. They know this, which is why they leaned so heavily on impeachment. If they had listened to Pelosi, they may not have stood a chance, but at least it would have been a better chance that may have opened them up for a miracle.

 

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