What happens when learning takes a backseat to social justice? What happens when our colleges and universities have become more concerned with Leftist indoctrination than preparing their students for the challenges that they will face when entering the workforce? What happens when teachers are more concerned about pushing their political agendas than exposing their students to a variety of ideas in order to build their critical thinking skills?
It is no wonder that I get annoyed when I hear those on the Left tell me how Obamacare is candy and roses and now years later try to rewrite the history of how the law was passed. As Republicans spin up another run at repealing the ACA here are the most common lies that you will hear from the Left.
This weekend #BlackLivesMatter took to the streets of Saint Louis to protest the acquittal of former police offer Jason Stockley. Jason Stockley a former police officer had been charged with murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith at the end of a high-speed pursuit. The tone of the protests oscillated between peaceful marches during the day and violent rioting when the sun went down. The organizers tried to sell this as a protest against injustice where Smith a black man was wantonly gun down by a white officer and that this is typical behavior that occurs on a daily basis across the United States. Predictably this narrative leaves out several facts.
In a week that I have heard people say some incredibly stupid stuff like Ben Shapiro is a Nazi and Dr. Ben Carson is a “Black White Supremacist” there is one lie that keeps getting repeated by unthinking Leftists that flies in the face of every fact that they see daily. Several times this week I have seen people repeating the nonsense that building a wall was pointless because walls do not work.
Let’s talk about the political realities. If no compromise solution can be agreed upon then there will be no wall, no Raise Act, no eVerify and in 6 months’ time those illegal aliens protected by the DACA EO will start becoming eligible for deportation. It is also feasible that Democrats take the house and President Trump then spends the next two years fighting impeachment. This is the reality.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became the latest Democratic Senator to signal support for the upcoming “Medicare for All” bill due to be released on Wednesday. Senator Gillibrand joins other far Left Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris in planning to drag America into the hell that is socialism by turning over around one-sixth of our economy to morons and bankrupting the country. Some of you may object to the term moron, but I would argue that it might not be critical enough to indicate what a disaster this would be for our lives.
When TV personalities spout off in this manner it proves my point. Her position leaves zero possibility that she might be wrong and that the climate alarmist may be overstating the threat or the threat may not even be directly attributed to humans. This is the position of a cult member who can no longer rationally debate an idea. Where she uses the antidotal evidence of Hurricane Irma to justify her rational one very strong does not prove the point that all hurricanes have gotten stronger suddenly.
The Illegal Aliens Brought Here As Children (IABHAC) are in a pretty horrible situation. There is no denying this fact. However, in the past two days I have heard every argument in defense of DACA and the Left still doesn’t have a leg to stand on with this issue. You can try to dress up the facts, but in the end how you feel is not a legal argument. I have yet to hear a convincing argument that President Trump was wrong to end DACA as most of what I have seen argued are recycled talking points that are tied to the emotional nature of this issue.
So, I have a question for CNN. If you are not Very Fake News, then how do you explain one of your reporters getting caught staging a FAKE rescue? I have seen several media outlets stage stories before. The staging of the Muslim Protests after the terror attack in London and the CNN anchor whispering what she wants the debate “panel member” to say jump to the front. As despicable as these acts are they pale in comparison to not only staging a news story about a rescue, but inserting your organization into the story as the would-be heroes.
The latest narrative making the rounds among the Left leaning media is… President Trump did not show enough empathy during his Texas visit. Of course, this story is being pushed by the mainstream media because it furthers their narrative that there is something wrong with President Trump mentally. It is Rule #5 of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” in that it is only meant to further ridicule the President and not report the facts. These accusations are offered up with the thinnest of evidence.
This weekend ANTIFA once again was able to use the rioters veto to get both the Patriot Prayer and March against Marxism gatherings cancelled. The organizers of both events cancelled the events after receiving threats of violence. While the organizers did the right thing in taking these threats seriously and putting the safety of the rally goers first and foremost, we have to wonder when will it finally be enough. ANTIFA is creating an unsustainable situation in which the constitutional rights of Conservatives are being violated on a weekly basis. Every week brings us more horrifying images and videos of our fellow Americans being beaten for their political beliefs.
What happens in the coming months when ANTIFA finally takes it too far and they kill someone who is protesting, but has zero affiliation with any hate groups? Are the media, Democrats and sadly many Republicans going to condemn this organization or will they simply join in ANTIFA in Step 3 above and slander that person as a Nazi? At this point in time I honestly believe that the latter is the most likely scenario.
Moral cowardice? I have heard multiple versions of this type of language today and I am now convinced that the Left has a warped sense of what bravery entails. President Trump could have gone to that press conference and walked back his first statement and said exactly the same things that the media and Democrats have been screeching about for three days. This would have been “moral cowardice”.
If a neo-Nazi scumbag craps himself in the woods… how long does President Trump have to disavow? It is a trick question according to the dinosaur media as President Trump is a Nazi. For years there has been a double standard in the old media structure. They were filled with Leftist activists, but they at least tried to maintain the mask of impartiality. Never has the radical Leftwing media bias been so clear and so damaging to our society. When Republicans were shot on a ballfield, the media and Democrats were quick to condemn the rhetoric on all sides for causing the incident.
Let me be as clear as I can possibly be… what happened yesterday was a terrorist attack. White supremacists are scumbags. So are black supremacists, brown supremacists and Asian supremacists. Any person that traffics in ideas that believes that their race is superior to others or calls for the annihilation of another person’s group based solely on race is a scumbag. Using political violence to intimidate and silence the opposition is disgusting and un-American.
The problem with painting these formerly reasonable positions as the extremist viewpoint is it becomes an unjust character attack and ensures that no further debate can occur. The Left has simplified the debate into a binary choice… you either agree with them or you are a Nazi. This politically expedient argument has left many who consider themselves a Classical Liberal behind as media and politicians abandon long held positions to go chasing after the votes and money of the very vocal minority in the base that has careened very far to the Left recently.
This overreaction by the media, Democrats and Hollywood elite in a grand irony does not erode the President’s support from the base as intended, but has the exact opposite effect as many supporters then move to defend the President from the hyperbolic screeching. While many of us disagree with the President on many issues, it is difficult to express those disagreements because the Leftist hysteria always seems one degree worse. When the President makes a mistake, the media in an attempt to capitalize on this then overreaches and finds themselves the victim of the Trumperang Effect.
The only way that the millennial can avoid cognitive dissonance between what they learned from academia and their experience is through an elaborate process of confirmation bias where they begin painting innocuous statements and actions with the board brush of white nationalism. In the last year alone I have seen articles arguing that the following things are racist; Pokeman Go, historically accurate films like Dunkirk, the “truth”, a green cartoon frog, the “OK” symbol, prioritizing national security, standing for the national anthem, making any other argument for immigration reform that is not based on open borders, believing that the government should be smaller, displaying the American flag, basically disagreeing with any Leftist argument and milk.
There can be no clearer dichotomy that represents the Regressive Left’s mind then when they wax poetic about the value of diversity and predictably react in a totalitarian fashion when faced with intellectual diversity. Google’s recent firing of an employee who expressed a dissenting opinion in a 10 page memo that went viral, ironically on the lack of tolerance for intellectual diversity, should frighten Americans not only because this is an American Corporation, but one that serves as a gateway to the internet where millions go to find information, news and to express our views.
While I feel much of the scorn that we heap upon these collegiate children is duly deserved for their continuous screeching and asinine new way Fascist positions on free speech, we must not forget to save some for the professors. These wannabe intellectuals that haunt these Leftist indoctrination centers who have forgotten that their job is to prepare students, much like University of Georgia’s own Dr. Richard Watson who as reported by Campus Reform is now allowing students to select their grades if they feel stressed by the one that they earned.
I make a point of every day forcing myself to face the vitriol and hate to peer into the Liberal Media bubble. When I do I am looking for signs of hope or any indication that at some point that they are going to step back from the ledge and do some honest reporting for a change. It is days like today when I watch pundits on CNN saying that you get Venezuela “when you have Donald Trump without James Madison” that hope almost disappears.
Wow Senator Feinstein you certainly make a compelling case… if only she had not misrepresented the facts. Her position is that trimming back the amount of immigration would cripple the agricultural industry, but per the US Department of Agriculture, “The average number of hired farmworkers has steadily declined over the last century, from roughly 3.4 million to just over 1 million.” This number has held steady over the last decade thanks in large part to modernization and automation…
The immigration system should not be used as a recruitment tool to gain political power as we have seen from the Democrats, nor should it be a way to import cheap labor to drive down wages of Americans as we have seen from Rinos. The true purpose of American immigration is to bring the best and brightest from around the world to make America a better place. Simply importing the poor from around the world to our shores who do not speak the language, have no available means with which to support themselves and who have no intention of integrating into our great society places an unnecessary burden on Americans who are already struggling to achieve the American dream.
Dear Jeff Flake – There is No Such Thing as a Globalist, Neocron, Big Government, Open Borders Advocating Conservative
Jeff Flake’s new book is not even out and I already hate it. In most cases, a Rino writing a book ahead of a reelection campaign would have drawn zero reaction from me. However, Jeff Flake who has always been a moderate, who leans either left or right with the frequency of a weathervane, trying to speak on behalf of Conservatives is laughable and insulting.
The secret of their success lies in the way that they have managed to fundamentally shift the language; for all intents and purposes by outlawing words and phrases through the creation of narratives that those words are racist, sexist or insensitive. Once accomplished those words are replaced with benign euphemisms that help the modern SJW sell arguments that promote their current cause de jour.
Here is the plain and simple truth for Republicans and Conservatives alike; you are going to get next to no help from Democrats making health care better. Despite John McCain’s calls for bipartisanship, no Democrats are going to come to the table in any serious fashion as long as any one of the sacred cows in the entitlement family is on the table. You don’t have to take my word for this when you can hear it from the batty senile horse’s mouth on Fox News Sunday.
It is a simple fact that Obamacare is not working for most of America. The government which moves at glacial speeds and with ponderous inefficiency should be kept as far away as possible from health care, but now the Democrats are declaring that the next step is a single payer healthcare system. Obamacare took a system that was working well for the majority of citizens, added massive government controls and regulations to insure 30 million people. In the end, they only succeeded in adding 12 million people to the rolls and FUBARed coverage for the rest of us. The Democrats who created this mess by adding government now believe the way to fix it… add more government.
I must give credit where it is due as The Daily Caller has been the one media outlet to consistently report on this story and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s bizarre behavior as it relates to this case. When I say strange behavior, I am not using that word hyperbolically, I mean as each layer of the story gets peeled back it becomes another “WTH” moment in a “WTF” story. Let’s recap some of the odd parts of this story that the media refuses to report…
Were you aware of the fact that for a man to serve in the military he must have at least one testicle. Oddly enough they even require that if you only have one testicle that you must be able to inform the MEPS station during your medical screening what exactly happened to your missing testicle. Being a Eunuch is a condition that prevents one from serving in the military… or did it.
I seriously cannot believe that I wrote that sentence because it is true. We have a former administration official encouraging Americans to commit illegals acts and jeopardize national security and the safety of our intelligence sources around the world to hurt President Trump and bring back to life a Russian conspiracy story that despite a year of investigation has yielded one 20-minute meeting between a Russian lawyer, with more ties to the Democratic Party, and Donald Trump Jr. where they ended up discussing… Russian adoptions.
There are four innocuous little words that when used together in a sentence always raise my hackles; “For the greater good”. Everything Hitler did was “for the greater good” and it resulted in the deaths of 50 million people. Every Communist regime has always been based on the concept of being “for the greater good” and in the 20th century alone they killed 94 million people across the planet. We can observe the results of the Venezuelan “for the greater good” experiment in real time where significant portions of the population are starving and they are being brutalized for speaking out in protest. It seems to me that these four inoffensive words, instead of being the harbinger of equity and fairness have been at the root of more human misery and suffering than any others in our history.
Today President Trump has officially been in office for 6 months. I figured I needed a laugh so I decided to mosey on over to CNN to see how the Fake Journalists at our favorite whipping network of ridicule would mark this occasion. Imagine my shock when I saw the article titled, “President Trump’s first six months: by the numbers” as one of the leading stories. Finally, I thought CNN is going to do some actual journalism, but I was wrong.
If only some wise political sage could have spoken to the Democratic Party at the beginning of the year and let them know that by the time the year was halfway through that they would have one of their worst months in terms of political donations. If only someone had been smart enough to predict that their current strategies, vitriol, obstructionism and hateful nonsense was not a path back to power. If only someone with foresight and common sense had been able to interpret what the American people were saying to Democrats… oh wait I did all that.
I cannot go a week without bumping into some hipster doofus poetizing about the glories of socialism on the internet. Of course, when you point out that the iPhone, Twitter and Internet that they are using to try to spread the gospels of socialism are all the byproducts of capitalism it usually triggers an ad hominem attack for challenging their world view with simple logic. Now as we see the numbers of millennials creep north of 50% that do not support capitalism, I only hope that that Generation Z is as Conservative as predicted and us middle age free thinkers hang on long enough to allow them to reach voting age.
As I wrote about earlier in “Words with Enemies – Leftist Edition”, the political Left has pursued their tyrannical approach at suppressing Conservative speech with reckless abandon in the past few months. They have used violence, character attacks and legal action in the name of silencing speech with which they disagree. The most insidious technique in their arsenal of thought policing is and has always been the language of political correctness and the arguments for reasonable accommodations…
It was barely a week ago that CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and just about every other left leaning media outlet was on the warpath over a silly wrestling joke meme that that President had tweeted. In all seriousness, these media outlets let us know in no uncertain terms that this type of behavior was going to lead to violence from the Right (read ordinary citizens that did not vote for Queen Hillary) and journalists were going to be put into actual danger. In “CNN’s Operation Memeosse – AKA Poke the Trolls” I spoke at great length at the ridiculousness of this claim because it was a joke meme.
Far too often mayors will make politically expedient decisions through the lenses of how it is going to appear when they next run for office instead of making those tough decisions that might cost them advancement, but would benefit the populace that they were elected to serve. A true leader puts the needs of their citizens first and leaves the empty virtue signaling to activists and community organizers. Here are four mayors that represent the worse in self-aggrandizement and seem hell bent on escaping up the next rung of the political ladder before the cities that they manage crumble into ruin.
Liberal media promoted the “Fake News” term to try and brand Conservative websites as illegitimate to discredit their voices… irony here is that many of them that pushed this narrative are finding themselves caught in a web of their own making because their hatred of President Trump and Conservatives is clouding their judgement and common sense. Now in an effort to shut down dissenting voices on the internet that are bullying their multibillion dollar company (read private citizens making joke meme) CNN has violated two of the three golden rules…
We have watched this play out time and time again and the results are the same each and every time. Morning Joe calls the President a thug… zero establishment Republican defense. Morning Joe calls the President a bully… zero establishment Republican defense. Morning Joe calls the President a liar… zero establishment Republican defense. Morning Joe questions his mental health… zero establishment Republican defense.
There is nothing better than to have the smug “writers” at HuffPo arrogantly lecture us common folk on the virtues of compassion. Of course, the HuffPo definition of compassion means that either you completely agree with their designated big government solution to solving any societal ill or you are just a greedy soul sucking Conservative that likes to fashion cereal bowls out of the skulls of children and the elderly.
It has been a couple of months since Hollywood elite have graced us with a virtue signaling montage video. You know the ones where they cut from one star to the next and are all dramatically reading from the same script like the oxygen deprived zombies. Apparently plotting the assassination of the President leaves plenty of time for Hollywood hypocrites to give us another one of these gems…
You ever see irony in action? Irony in action is when the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights launches a hotline for people to snitch on “hate speech” on the exact same day that the US Supreme Court hands down a decision that says so called “hate speech” is protected by the first amendment. An excerpt on the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights declares, “In no uncertain terms, hate-motivated speech and actions have no place in Minneapolis nor will they be tolerated. Activities such as these are against the law. No one is above the law.”
Words matter. The Left has declared war on what you think and even what you say and the words you choose to say. If you are able to define the lists of allowable words and even begin painting benign words and phrases as some sort of code for deep seated racism and sexism then you gain an advantage in any debate as your opponent first has to debunk these ridiculous and often spurious attacks before they can even begin the process of debating the core issue.
Back in April I wrote about how the Left was attacking this as a vulnerable seat in “Democrats Seek to Stack the Deck in Peach Tree State Special Election.” In that blog I had outlined how the Democrats had cherry picked a candidate that did not live in the district and donations and celebrities endorsements from outside the district had come pouring in to support Ossoff. Fast forward three months and the situation remains the same.
Yes it is disgusting. Yes it is despicable. Yes I could probably come up with another 40 adjectives that would describe what I personally think of Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Julius Caesar’ and their latest version where they are depicting the assassination of Julius Caesar as red power tie wearing doppelganger of our President Donald Trump. While I think it is unbridled hateful dogwhistling from lunatic Leftists who still cannot believe that America rejected their world view; it is not illegal. While I may call what they are doing distasteful, disrespectful and without any artistic merit they are still within their legal right to perform the play. Let me repeat this again… while we may not like it… NOT ILLEGAL.
Instead the Media when they cannot paint it as violence somehow grown out of the political Right will simply black out the coverage and continue to beat their favorite dead Russian horse and Democratic lawmakers will pay some quick lip service when they are cornered by a diligent reporter, but immediately screech “Impeach Trump” and hold out their hands for donations.
Unless you are living under a rock that has not been WIFI enabled you are aware of Former Director James Comey testified before the Senate today. If you were paying attention to the Democrat’s line of questioning what you saw was them taking the issue of impeachment out for a test run to see if it was road ready or if they were still driving around in a lime green 1964 Gremlin.
Many on the political Left have been calling this a lack of world leadership from the U.S. Just because you are standing in front of the group all moving in the same direction does not make you a leader. A leader is going to make the unpopular tough calls for the people he leads. This is exactly what the President did. He weighed the costs, trillions stripped from our economy and millions of jobs lost, versus the predicted benefit, the most optimistic projections call for a statistically insignificant decrease in projected temperature increases and made the choice that benefited American more in the long run.
If you believe that Russia tampered with voting machines in order to change votes to get President Trump elected… congratulations you are joining the ranks of 58% of Democrats that are stupid enough to believe this nonsense. Per a recent YouGov poll 58% of Democrats believe that Russians hacked voting machines despite there not being a shred of evidence. There is far more evidence that illegals voted in our election and Democrats regularly refute that claim, but believe this nonsense.
Underneath all this nonsense and leftwing spin is running a genuine and deep seeded hatred for President Trump and any American that defied their worldview by voting for him. In the darkest parts of this hatred lie the constant Leftist dogwhistles feverishly hoping for the President’s death. While the Left has been blaming the Right for nonexistent violence they have created a world in which it is more acceptable to punch someone, hit them with a bike lock or make death threats against a President instead of engaging in a rational discussion.