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Antifa Lunges for Idiot Supremacy – Interrupts an ‘Ending Racism’ Event and Calls a Black Man a White Racist

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In life, you can make sense.

Or, you can put on a mask, run around and hurt people and break things, use words you can’t define, and make statements that are stunningly daft.

Sophie’s choice.

For 40 folks in Pennsylvania, the superior option was obvious.

Daryl Davis — a black man who’s worked to rehabilitate members of white supremacist groups — was speaking at an “Ending Racism” event which was meant to “create dialogue and promote viewpoint diversity.”

Sound okay?

Not to over three dozen protestors: They were there to — among other things — call Daryl a “white supremacist.”

I’ll say that again: As reported by The Daily Caller, 40 members of Antifa showed up to protest an Ending Racism event and call a black man — upon whom, according to his website, was conferred the Bridge Builder Award — a white supremacist.

Some Antifa members called Davis, who is black, a white supremacist for attending the event.

Actually, maybe it does make sense: Perhaps Antifa understands the English language to work in opposites — after all, it’s a pro-fascism organization which, for some reason unknown, calls itself “anti-fa…”

Therefore, perhaps they took “Ending Racism” to be “Starting Racism.” And they meant to let black person Daryl know he’s not a racist white person.

In that case, please allow me to say: Antifa is a group of geniuses.

They are in no way morons.

Now back to language the normal way–

Here’s what Daryl told the Daily Caller News Foundation:

“I laughed. I thought it was funny. What it proves is they had no point. They had no evidence of anything. When it boils down to just name-calling people, and you don’t show any proof and you refuse to talk to them…they refused to even come in. There were no Klansman or Neo-Nazis in there or alt-right people.”

Antifa was welcomed to the afterparty, but they were party poopers.

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Daryl expounded:

“They [Antifa] want to shut down any dialogue with racists, people who have differing views of their own. Their thing is, you know, just beat it out of them or make it impossible for them to meet.

“A lot of these groups – let’s take Black Lives Matter, let’s take Antifa, let’s take the Ku Klux Klan – none of these groups today are centralized. They’re all autonomous … It’s the same thing with Antifa.

“Half of them may believe (in) what they’re doing…they may believe that they’re doing some good. But I truly believe that the other half of them are simply into anarchy … They’re anti-racist, so they’re gonna go beat up people who are racist – but this is the exact same thing the racists do. They’re not behaving any differently.”

On Facebook, the black Caucasian who hates himself and others (not) like him noted that he’d been called lots of names before, but “white supremacist” takes the cake.

And in case you’re wondering why the “#MINDS New Jersey: Ending Racism, Violence and Authoritarianism” event was held at a center in Pennsylvania: It was originally planned for a theater in New Jersey.

But Anti-fascism threatened to burn it down.

Way to go, everybody.

Stellar work.

-ALEX

 

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Man Calls Trump a Slur, Here’s How Kamala Harris Responded to Him

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Kamala Harris has stepped in it again.

Fresh off letting you know she wants to control every aspect of your life at CNN’s climate change town hall, Harris hit the campaign trail again. She’s currently languishing in a distant fourth place in the Democrat primary and needs any boost she can get. While in New Hampshire, she took a comment from man ranting about impeachment.

Then things escalated.

“I don’t buy that argument that impeachment does not make sense; the Senate will acquit. I don’t buy that argument. There needs to be accountability. What are you going to do in the next one year to diminish the mentally retarded actions of this guy,” said the man, as some in the audience chuckled.

“Well said,” Harris responded. “Well said.”

“I plan to win this election, I’ll tell you that.”

Harris’ reaction didn’t sit well with with even some liberals, who see using the phrase “mentally retarded” as highly offensive. Worse, Harris then decided the best response to to lie and say she didn’t hear the man.

If you watch this video, this isn’t just improbable, but impossible. She heard it, no question.

Of course, the media are buying her story because that’s what they did. Get a load of this headline.

She also laughed and said “well said,” but I guess that context wasn’t important to CBS. It must be really nice to be a Democrat politician. Not only can you get away with anything, but the media will go out of their way to present you as “above the fray.”

The simple fact is that Harris is just bad at this. I haven’t bought into her campaign from day one. Even after everyone was on her bandwagon after the first debate, I wrote an article here opining she was a sucker’s bet. She’s just a terrible, inauthentic candidate. Way too many people bought into the idea that because she’s black and a woman, that she was going to rocket to the top.

It hasn’t happened and it’s not going to.

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Buttigieg’s Brother-in-Law Says Pete Needs to Repent for Using the Bible to Justify Abortion

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On Friday, Pete Buttigieg’s minister brother-in-law told the Washington Examiner the 2020 hopeful has a need: According to Pastor Ryan Glezman, the Southbend, Indiana mayor’s obligated to “repent” for his recent misuse of the Good Book.

Particularly egregious: his employment of the Bible to support abortion.

And Ryan believes it’s deliberate.

During a Friday morning interview with top-rated Urban morning radio program The Breakfast Club — during which he claimed he’s the only candidate with a “true black agenda” (*gargantuan wince*) — Pete explained that scripture and abortion are copacetic:

“[Pro-life Christians] hold everybody in line with this one kind of piece of doctrine about abortion, which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally. Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”

So abortion up ’til birth?

“Most Americans can get on board with the idea of, ‘I might draw the line here. You might draw the line there,’ but the most important thing is the person who should be drawing the line is the woman who is making the decision.”

Pastor Ryan believes Pete is desperate to appeal to Christians but also going along to get along with left-turning Dems:

“[It’s] to seem appealing to the evangelical community. … I think he’s just going along with the agenda of the Democratic Party: that if you want to be a Democrat, you have to be pro-choice.”

The clergyman made the connection to those Jesus rebuked:

“What we see is a modern-day Pharisee. … Buttigieg is a person who’s making up their own rules and regulations  and, basically, if we don’t celebrate and endorse their interpretation of Scripture, our religion is fallible. And that’s just not true.”

And it’s Ryan’s conviction to stand up — for his faith and, subsequently, for the precious nature of life:

“I feel a sense of responsibility and stewardship of my faith to stand up and say something, to say, ‘No, that’s not true.’ God places a very high value on all human life. Everyone is created fearfully and wonderfully in the image of God with intrinsic value. That doesn’t start at the first breath, it starts when we enter our mother’s womb.”

As for Pete’s “true black agenda,” he may not make it to the White House in order to employ such a plan — after all, he’s the guy Black Lives Matters traveled across the country to stop.

-ALEX

 

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Joe Biden Rats Out Hillary: He Told Her How to Handle the ‘Access Hollywood’ Thing, but She Ignored Him

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On Friday, former VP Joe Biden told a New Hampshire rally audience that Hillary Clinton fouled up in 2016 by remarking upon then-candidate Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood hubbub.

Just days after the tape was released, Hillary had her 2nd debate against New York’s famed eccentric billionaire. And Clinton was aimin’ to take that tape and play it all the way to victory.

But according to Obama’s right-hand man, Joe told Hil not to bite.

The Washington Examiner relayed Biden’s claims of political perceptiveness:

“I remember at the time saying, you know, the first question that’s going to be asked is they’re going to ask [Trump] about his comments about the Access Hollywood tape.

“And I said, I really think what should be done is — that they’re going to turn to [Clinton] and say, ‘What’s your view?’ And I said I’d respectfully recommend she stand there and…say, ‘Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Let me tell you what I am going to do for the country,’ and not get into the debate, because it just drags it down.”

That was probably good advice — after all, we’re talking about the Teflon Don(ald).

And Hillary had an uphill trek in order to reach the White House, due to a decades-long history of scandal.

Not to mention husband Bill’s well-known penchant for the ladeeez — less than strong ground from which to condemn Trump.

Joe also pointed to a Harvard study indicating candidates fare better when they stick to “comfortable” subject matter.

Brian Fallon — Hillary’s former senior aide — disagrees with ol’ Joe.

He commented on the pulpit posits to BuzzFeed:

“Is he suggesting Hillary’s reaction to the Access Hollywood tape should have been, ‘Oh, nevermind? That is a pretty Mad Men-era mentality.”

As noted by The Daily Caller, Hillary’s more Team Brian.

She made that clear at April’s Women in the World Summit:

“You do have to present what you want to do – what is your vision? At the same time, you must be able to counter and ignore where possible, respond where necessary, to the diversion and distraction that we see, unfortunately, working by the current incumbent in the White House.”

-ALEX

 

 

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Bronx Residents Assault Police Officers For Helping Put Out a Fire

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Here’s another example of why the outrageous, generalized rhetoric against police officers we hear from the left is dangerous.

A fire broke out in a Bronx building last last week, drawing a crowd as firefighters battled the blaze. The police showed up to provide crowd control and multiple assaults took place against the officers.

The local New York media covered in ridiculous fashion, making it seem as if the officers were out for a brawl and were part of the cause. Take this story entitled Fight Breaks Out Between Cops and Residents As Firefighters Battle Bronx Blaze.

You can find the video of the incident at the link above.

Firefighters battling flames inside a Bronx building weren’t the only ones getting hot Tuesday afternoon, as tempers flared between police officers and residents right outside the burning building.

More than 100 firefighters were called to battle the flames shooting out of a sixth floor apartment kitchen near East 171st Street in Grand Concourse. The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m., and neighbors used the fire escape to climb from the smoke-filled units to safety.

Meanwhile, a fiery confrontation was going on outside the building, as tensions rose between heated tenants and police officers called to the scene to help clear the crowds, in order for the firefighters to quickly get in and out of the building.

The fight started as crowds refused to make way as cops demanded they move. Police say a 39-year-old woman ripped an officer’s body camera off and threw it to the ground, while another person threw a carton of milk at the cops before running off.

For the life of me, I don’t get what the point of this is. The officers are there trying to make room for firefighters to save the building these people live in, and they repay that by getting violent. Further, five firefighters were injured trying to serve these people.

Something has to change with how police are treated in this country. The vast majority are underpaid public servants just trying to do a tough job. You will always be able to find bad apples in any profession. That’s not a reason to spread overwrought, false propaganda against cops that leads to this kind of nonsense happening. You probably won’t see Bill de Blasio or anyone from New York City’s government push back on this because they are essentially complicit at this point, never missing a chance to undermine police.

The behavior exhibited by these Bronx residents would have caused a lot of people to throw their hands up and leave them to fight the fire themselves. They are lucky that firefighters and law enforcement abide by a code of duty that requires them to help even those who don’t deserve it.

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Oakland Raiders Release Antonio Brown After Feud With GM; Will Cost Him $29 Million In Guaranteed Money

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First, Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a YouTube video (provided below) of a private conversation with the team’s coach, Jon Gruden. This was followed by an instagram post in which the star player asked to be released. Finally the Raiders, having had enough, did just that. They released Brown, a move that will cost him more than $29 million in guaranteed money.

After a series of provocations, the last straw for the Raiders came when Brown engaged in an intense argument with the team’s general manager, Mike Mayock. Brown was angry after receiving a letter from Mayock telling him that he’d been fined for missing practice.

Here is a copy of the letter.

According to ESPN:

The Raiders fined Brown $215,073.53 for conduct detrimental to the team, league sources told Schefter on Saturday.

By fining Brown, the Raiders voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his deal, sources told Schefter.

In addition, the Raiders sent Brown a letter stating that he no longer will be entitled to termination pay, sources told Schefter. As a result, Brown would have been playing on a week-to-week basis with both his guaranteed money voided and lack of termination pay.

Below is the instagram post in which Brown asked to be released. He wrote, “And that’s fine! I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines. Now that everyone sees it, they want me to conform to that same system that has failed me all those years. ‘I’m not mad at anyone. I’m just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong.’ Release me.”

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Throughout the pre-season, there were constant issues with Brown. “First, he was injured in a bizarre cryo-therapy accident with his feet. Then he missed some time over an issue regarding his helmet.”

In the YouTube video (which can be viewed below), Brown takes a call from Gruden. The time of the call is unknown.

Gruden asks, “What the hell is going on, man?”

Brown replies, “Just a villain all over the news, man.”

Gruden says, “You’re not a villain. You’re the most misunderstood f***ing human being. Then he asks Brown, “Do you want to be a Raider or not?”

Brown tells Gruden, “Man, I’ve been trying to be a Raider since day one. I’ve been f***ing working my ass off harder than anyone. I don’t know why it’s a question of me being a Raider. It’s like do you guys want me to be a Raider?”

Gruden says, “Just play football. How hard is that? You’re a great football player. Just play football.”

Brown explains that it’s not that simple and says, “I’m more than just a football player, man. I’m a real person. I’m a real person. It ain’t about the football, I know I can do that. I show you guys that on the daily. This is my life. Ain’t no more games.”

According to Deadline, Brown signed with the Raiders “after a rocky break-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he butted heads with teammates and particularly quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team, although he can’t play a game until Week 2.”

Although Brown is a tremendously gifted athlete, it is doubtful that he will be able to replace the enormous contract he’s given up with the Raiders.

Coach Gruden issued a statement which said, “We just have exhausted everything. We tried every way possible to make it work. And all I’m going to say, is that it is disappointing. I’m really proud of our players, our coaches, our owner, our front office. We did everything we could to make this work. I’m sorry it didn’t. I apologize, but I will tell you that I am very proud of what we did as an organization to try. And I wish Antonio nothing but the best. And I’m sorry we never got a chance to see Antonio in the Silver & Black.”

I asked a local football coach to comment on Brown. He said, “Brown is a great football player, but he has a coconut for a head. Just another great ball player who cannot get along in society. He threw away $30 million in guaranteed money…He could have gone down as one of the best ever. It all goes back to the coconut for a head. Sad story.”

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Concern for the Social Impact of a JOKER Movie Ignores Historic Variations of This Character Type

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The character defines social dysphoria, so wringing hands over his portrayal proves him correct.

Warner Brothers Studio has been uniquely challenged in transferring the catalog of DC Comics to theater screens. Removing Christopher Nolan efforts, with the exception of “Wonder Woman” many of the comic book films in recent years have been regarded as dismissed and forgettable, even those times their films meet financial success. While Marvel has been a financial printing press with can’t-miss titles Warners saw its attempt at universe building — “Justice League” — shockingly become a money-losing venture.

As a sign of the unfocused nature from the studio with these properties is that Warners currently has two iterations of the character of The Joker character. Jared Leto’s interpretation as seen in “Suicide Squad” was met with such a muted reception that he saw screentime truncated in that fiasco of a film. Still, he is poised to get his own stand-alone film at some undeclared future date, but meanwhile, next month will bring another feature with the iconic villain, an origin story with Joaquin Phoenix taking on the greasepaint pathos.

There have been musings from many on the propriety of presenting this character in either a sympathetic light or at the very least one of understanding. Much of that is balanced against our current social climate. How wise is it to position a disaffected character like this in our combative and divisive country, some have asked? An even more exaggerated stance — will this character inspire somebody to act out in a similarly imbalanced fashion?!

While some of the talk can be dismissed when the likes of Jim Geraghty of National Review weighs in on the unease with concerns, it becomes a sign of an undercurrent taking place. Jim expresses anxiety over what the presentation on screen could lead to in our contentious society.

I’m worried that a certain segment of America’s angry, paranoid, emotionally unstable young men will watch Joaquin Phoenix descending into madness and a desire to get back at society by hurting as many people as possible and exclaim, “finally, somebody understands me!”

While we can all see the origination of this thinking, this is actually a response not borne out of a unique character presentation but of an overemphasis on social media responses and what we see play out with regularity in the digital realm. In the trailer, Phoenix’s character is shown as an emotionally-troubled sort who is routinely set upon by society. He seemingly breaks, and then acts out in sociopathic fashion as the villain we all know.

While some may worry that this can inspire someone to antisocial acts I do not see the worry, for one main reason — this is not a novel presentation of someone reaching a mental break on screen. We have long been served up these characters in our entertainment. The emotional iconoclast is not an unfamiliar figure, as many have gone on to become culturally significant; Travis Bickle, Cool Hand Luke, Holden Canfield come to mind. How about Christian Bale’s portrayal of Patrick Bateman?

For that matter, why not revert back to Heath Ledger’s own display of this same character, who was so set on chaos for the sake of chaos? We never learned what drove him specifically, and that made his nihilism all the more venal. As a character for interpretation by those looking for a violent outlet you could have none more dangerous, as he was an empty slate for anyone to fill in those blanks.

There is yet another contradiction within this projected outrage. To say that “Joker” is unique to our time (to say he is a product of the Trump Era, for instance) is diffused by the fact that many film writers have seen a plot parallel to another film. A number have pointed the plot of the upcoming “Joker” seems to mimic Martin Scorsese’s dark satire “The King Of Comedy” — even with Robert DiNero portraying a talk show host in a fashion to the one he tormented in that earlier film.

Certainly there will be contemporary touches and modern aspects to this story. But by appropriating a plotline that is over 30 years old it becomes difficult to claim “Joker” was created by our modern environment. Instead of being a product of our times, more likely you are seeing a character we have seen repeatedly now being updated for the new generation.

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9/11 Victims: Robert Mueller Allegedly Covered Up Role Of Saudi Government In Attacks

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Real Clear Investigation’s Paul Sperry interviewed 9/11 survivor Sharon Premoli about the 9/11 victims’ lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over their role in assisting the hijackers prior to the attacks. (Premoli is a plaintiff in this lawsuit.) The lawsuit claims that Robert Mueller, who was the FBI Director at the time of the attacks, allegedly acted to cover up evidence of the Saudi government’s involvement.

Sperry reports that “the record shows he [Mueller] covered up evidence pointing back to the Saudi Embassy and Riyadh — and may have even misled Congress about what he knew.”

Premoli, who was pulled out of the World Trade Center rubble alive on that fateful day, told Sperry that, “He was the master when it came to covering up the kingdom’s role in 9/11…In October of 2001, Mueller shut down the government’s investigation after only three weeks, and then took part in the Bush [administration’s] campaign to block, obfuscate and generally stop anything about Saudi Arabia from being released.”

Sperry has also interviewed several FBI agents who worked on the case. He learned that “Mueller threw up roadblocks in the path of his own investigators working the 9/11 case, while making it easier for Saudi suspects to escape questioning. Then he deep-sixed what evidence his agents did manage to uncover, according to the 9/11 lawsuit against the Saudis.”

Here is a list of incidents these agents have related to Sperry: (via The New York Post)

1. Time and again, agents were called off from pursuing leads back to the kingdom’s embassy in Washington, as well as its consulate in Los Angeles, where former FBI Agent Stephen Moore headed a 9/11 task force looking into local contacts made by two of the 15 Saudi hijackers, Moore testified in an affidavit for the 9/11 lawsuit. He concluded that “diplomatic and intelligence personnel of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided material support to the two hijackers and facilitated the 9/11 plot.” Yet he and his team were not allowed to interview them, according to the suit.

2. In Washington, former FBI Agent John Guandolo, who worked terror cases out of the bureau’s DC office, said then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar “should have been treated as a terrorist suspect” for giving money to a woman who funded two of the 9/11 hijackers. But he was never questioned either, Guandolo said.

3. Instead, Mueller obliged what Guandolo called an “outrageous request” from Bandar within days of the attacks to help evacuate from the country dozens of Saudi officials, including at least one Osama bin Laden relative on the terror watch list. Mueller assured their safe passage to planes, using agents as personal escorts, according to FBI documents obtained by Judicial Watch. Agents who should have been interrogating the Saudis instead acted as their bodyguards.

4. In 2002, Mueller prevented agents from arresting the Saudi-sponsored al Qaeda cleric who privately counseled the Saudi hijackers, said Raymond Fournier, an agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego at the time. “He was responsible for vacating the arrest warrant for Anwar al-Awlaki for passport fraud,” Fournier said. He even ordered agents who detained the fiend at JFK to release him into the custody of a “Saudi representative,” Fournier said. The FBI closed their investigation of Awlaki, who was allowed to leave the US on a Saudi plane. “Shortly thereafter, the Fort Hood shooting occurred and Awlaki’s fingerprints were all over that incident,” said former FBI Agent Michael Biasello, who helped work the Texas terror case.

5. At the same time, Mueller removed a veteran agent from investigating a tip that an adviser to the Saudi royal family had met with some of the Saudi hijackers at his home in Sarasota, Fla., effectively killing the case, according to the lawsuit. The home was suddenly abandoned two weeks before 9/11.

6. Mueller even tried to shut down a congressional investigation into the Saudi hijackers and their contacts in LA and San Diego, said Bob Graham, who led the joint inquiry as Senate Intelligence Committee chair. “The strongest objections” to his staff investigators visiting FBI offices there came from the FBI director himself, said Graham, in a 2017 interview with Harper’s magazine. Among other things, Mueller refused their demands to question a paid FBI informant who roomed with the hijackers and even moved him to a safe house where they couldn’t find him, Graham said. Mueller, with the White House, redacted 28 pages detailing Saudi-9/11 ties from the congressional report.

7. He also gave testimony to Congress that was, at the very least, misleading. In an October 2002 closed-door hearing, Mueller claimed he found out about Saudi-9/11 connections only as a result of the joint inquiry’s investigative work: “[S]ome facts came to light here and to me, frankly, that had not come to light before.” Only, Moore said he gave Mueller “daily” briefings on such connections in 2001. Mueller also testified the hijackers “contacted no known terrorist sympathizers in the United States,” even though the FBI’s own case files showed they had contact with at least 14 terrorist suspects and sympathizers in the US prior to 9/11, including some working for the Saudi government. (In later testimony, he tried to walk this back, insisting he “had no intent to mislead.”)

Several of the agents said Mueller was “merely following White House orders.” Former Agent Mark Rossini told Sperry, “Any letting the Saudis off the hook came from the White House. I can still see that photo of Bandar and Bush enjoying cigars on the balcony of the White House two days after 9/11.”

And a former US counterintelligence official said, “Bottom line is, Mueller did not do an investigation on people involved in the 9/11 attacks who were connected to the Saudi government. Maybe if they were Russians, he would be interested. But he was not interested in investigating [Saudi] terrorists who murdered Americans.”

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Denial: Kamala Harris Falsely Claims Her Campaign Is in “Top Tier” Even as Polling Shows She’s in a Freefall

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) is making a campaign swing through New Hampshire this week, and while there Fox News asked her about whether or not she feels she’s still in the top tier even as the media is painting the Democratic presidential nominating race as a three-way race between Joe Biden and Sens. Sanders and Warren:

“Of course I’m part of that top tier and we all know that,” the California Democrat told Fox News and Seacoast Online on Friday evening, during an interview before headlining a party fundraising gala in Portsmouth, N.H.

“This is a campaign that has to be about each person working hard and earning the support. I plan on earning the support of each and every voter,” she also stated.

Watch:

In Harris’s mind she might be a “top tier” candidate but the reality is her campaign has been in a freefall since mid July.

She enjoyed a nice bump in polling numbers, positive press coverage, and fundraising in the aftermath of the first debate at the end of June where she broadsided Joe Biden over the forced busing issue and his praise of working with segregationist Senators back in the 1970s in order to get things done.

Media types and liberal commentators were treating her as the invincible candidate, but as July rolled on, her numbers began to start declining. And after Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) absolutely took Harris to the woodshed over her troubling criminal justice reform record as California’s attorney general, her numbers dropped even more .

Even more troubling for her is the dramatic drop in support from key Democratic voting bloks like black voters and female voters.

Ever since her poor performance at the second debate at the end of July, she has not been able to get her mojo back at all and has struggled to define herself and her campaign.

In fact, things have gotten so bad for Harris that just a little over a month after she mocked Gabbard for her low polling numbers, Harris finds herself only 2 points ahead of the Hawaii Congresswoman in a recent poll, with the margin of error putting her even with Gabbard:

The next Democratic debate is Thursday. Expect her to again attack Biden (but perhaps not from a racial angle this time around), and to take a few swings at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), too, as Warren’s numbers have consistently risen since mid-May, which firmly puts her in the top tier.

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Holy Cow, Terrence K. Williams is on Fire – He’s Gloriously Hot Over Jemele Hill’s Ache for the Racial 1940’s

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[Screenshot from Terrence K. Williams on Twitter, https://twitter.com/w_terrence/status/1170152121976741889?]

 

On Thursday, RedState’s Brandon Morse brought to the spotlight black Republican Terrence K. Williams and his riled rhapsody on Debra Messing.

Well, Terrence is back. And this time, he’s going off on former ESPN host — and newly-hired writer for The Atlantic — Jemele Hill.

Jemele recently outed herself as a segregationist, which is a strange move on the other side of the Civil Rights movement.

She made the news in 2017 for labeling the President a white supremacist, and she’s returned to headlines this week with her call to all black athletes to make a mass exodus from “white colleges.”

A few choice lines from her inaugural Atlantic reach for the days before MLK:

  • Black athletes have attracted money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them. Meanwhile, black colleges are struggling.
  • Beyond sports, the average HBCU endowment is only one-eighth that of the average predominantly white school; taken together, all of the HBCU endowments combined make up less than a tenth of Harvard’s.
  • [B]lack colleges play an important role in the creation and propagation of a black professional class. Despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country, HBCUs have produced 80 percent of the black judges, 50 percent of the black lawyers, 50 percent of the black doctors, 40 percent of the black engineers, 40 percent of the black members of Congress, and 13 percent of the black CEOs in America today.
  • If promising black student athletes chose to attend HBCUs in greater numbers…perhaps they could disrupt the reign of an “amateur” sports system that uses the labor of black folks to make white folks rich.

Now let’s get down to business.

Take it away, Terrence:

I like this guy.

What are your thoughts?

-ALEX

 

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