Some formerly anonymous dude from Wisconsin kneeled Tuesday in solidarity with the overpaid NFL players who have been disrespecting the flag and the country.
Sheila Jackson Lee got onto one knee Monday night after calling President Trump a racist and suggesting he was “dishonoring” peoples’ mothers by referring to Colin Kaepernick using the term “son of a bitch” which, uh, usually isn’t taken quite so literally.
I suppose this is what Trump gets for failing to immediately call out Nazis protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia and saying there were some good people among them, evidence of which I have yet to see. And yet, it does not follow that every time Trump criticizes people, some of whom happen to be black, that he is “dog whistling” to racists or doing something racist himself.
Rather, Democrats are beside themselves with glee at the opportunity Trump has given them to continue their project, begun under Obama, of dividing the country along racial lines in order to stir up their own base, express their own resentments, and just feel so damn good about themselves.
Hillary Clinton Monday charged Trump with attacking people because of their race. It’s just contemptible, but no less so than so many other things she says and does.
I think it’s deeply troubling that the president would be attacking black athletes for expressing their opinions, peacefully. Protest a part of the American way of life. And it’s something that I’m very proud of, whether I agree or disagree. I think peaceful protest is part of what has helped us make progress, learn more, be a better country over time, and I just couldn’t help thinking that, he has attacked these black athletes for peacefully protesting, but he doesn’t really attack white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klaners, or Vladimir Putin, who interfered in our election. And I think it’s all part of his political calculation. And I really think that’s bad for the country. He wants to set people against each other. He wants to divide us.
No, it’s Hillary who wants to divide us. She is a bitter, old, angry woman who will spend the rest of her life trying to prove that she deserved what she has probably assumed she deserved since college – to be America’s first female president.
There will eventually be a woman president. Thankfully, it won’t be her.
President Obama today made a big deal of awarding Medals of Valor to law enforcement officers who have performed acts of heroism.
Right, the same Obama who is making their lives impossible by throwing in with the #blacklivesmatter crowd and suggesting that police racism is endemic and offending officers will be prosecuted. The result being that officers have pulled back and more black lives are being ended.
FBI Director James Comey, who seems to operate independently of the White House, thank God, attributed the increase to the “Ferguson effect,” a reference of course to the justified 2014 homicide by a police officer of a young black man who tried to take his gun from him, presumably to kill him with it.
When the officer was exonerated in November, Obama empathized with the misplaced outrage in the black community. “There are Americans who agree with (the decision), and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry,” Obama said. “It’s an understandable reaction.”
And so the murder rate went up in the first quarter of 2015 and has not declined. A report issued last week showed that murder rates have soared this year in major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Have a look at this nonsense from today, if you can bare it.
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So I will say a couple of things about this, from First Lady Michelle Obama’s commencement speech Saturday at Tuskagee University. First, here are her remarks. Or you can watch the video below. The road ahead is not going to be easy. It never is, especially for folks like you and me. Because while we’ve… Continue Reading
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Seems like a good way to run the country. Brand your opponents as racist. I mean, the guy isn’t even running for reelection again. At this point, for President Obama, playing the race card is just sport. That’s exactly what the White House did Monday. Knowing full well Republicans plan to keep Rep. Steve Scalise… Continue Reading
The White House today signaled it will attempt to use to its advantage the controversy over House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s purported links to white supremacist David Duke, questioning the decision of Republicans to elevate Scalise to the whip position. While averring that it “will be up to Republicans to decide” who they choose as… Continue Reading