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The Press Finally Starts Talking About Antifa Attacks on the Press

Well, it took until Monday night, but the Washington Post finally put a story up about Antifa’s attacks on the press Sunday and notes that the entire movement condones violence:

Antifascists, according to their own doctrine, fight fascism. Sounds simple enough.

Granted, members of the loosely organized Antifa movement define “fascism” vaguely — to include not just Nazis and neo-Nazis, but also white supremacists, white nationalists and the broader population of racists.

As for the fighting, Antifa takes that part of the doctrine literally. Claiming that even a small public gathering of fascists is a threat to freedom, the movement condones physical violence against them. Its anonymous, black-clad members routinely crash far-right demonstrations to brawl.

So — you might expect that when Antifa can’t find any fascists, it has nothing to fight. That seemed to be the situation this weekend, when a long-planned rally for far-right extremists fizzled into a paltry gathering of a few dozen white supremacists, unapproachable and nearly invisible behind a police blockade as they met without incident in a Washington D.C. park.

And yet Antifa still managed to fight — not fascists this time, but reporters.

It’s a good day for the Washington Post, which also slammed Nancy Pelosi for saying a political statement by Mitch McConnell was racist. I dunno, maybe the editors are taking their August vacation. You can hardly find this story on the Post’s webpage right now, but it is THERE.

Yesterday I noted the absence of such stories, because, you know, only Trump is a danger to the press. So today I’m glad to write that I can see one.

Part of the problem for the press in going after Antifa violence is that it seems to confirm Donald Trump’s statement last year that there was “blame on both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville. Which is indisputably true, though of course, it’s politically incorrect not to dispute it. In fact, it’s racist not to dispute it!

So let’s give some credit to the reporter, Avi Selk, for bravely doing this story. Of course, credit from me would not be what he wants or needs, I imagine. Maybe I’m being a jerk.

Elizabeth Warren Called Out for Saying Criminal Justice System “Racist” from “Front to Back”

This is great.

Elizabeth Warren faced the following question at a town hall Thursday:

As a young American of color, your recent comments that you made a new Orleans are just a little bit concerning to me. You said that the justice system . . . is racist from front to back. I’m just concerned that your rhetoric there is inciting some of the division that you claim that the president is [inciting].

Your darn right he should be concerned. Not only does this spark division, but when a leading presidential candidate, for her own political benefit and demagogic purposes, says the Justice system is systematically working against minorities, it undermines the rule of law.

She knows this. She’s a former Harvard Law professor. That’s why she seems so defensive in her answer.

The racial division in this country was not started by President Trump. It was begun by the left and in particular Barack Obama as president with the outcry over the relatively rare instances of racist police brutality against minorities. Over a few high-profile examples, we have reintroduced racial division in this country that was healing with the election of Obama.

The only thing I got excited about with respect to Obama’s election was that he was black, which indicated the progress this country has made. He quickly got to work undoing the unity his own election had fostered.

From a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on the reasons for Chicago’s unfettered violence:

Police morale is poor. Officers told me in interviews they are afraid of doing their best in a tough situation and then losing their jobs after lawyers second-guess them based on footage recorded by their new body cameras.

Here’s another angle. Brave kid.

Trump Thanks Kanye for “Great Service to the Black Community”

Right on target.

Democrats have been taking black votes for granted for far too long. Only conservative policies will improve the economic lot of African Americans and maybe start to save the black family. Not that the white family doesn’t increasingly need saving too.

I hope Kanye sticks to his guns. He’s going to be savagely attacked. But you know what? I’ll bet while the elite goes after him, most of the black community is not going to abandon him. There the ones who have to live with the fruits of the welfare state.

I’m sorry, did I use a couple of firearms metaphors somewhere above?

I hope Kanye is ready for all the incoming.

Oh, whatever.

Kanye West’s Support for Trump is Bad News for Democrats

Democrats have a lock of the black vote. They know they can’t afford any leaks in this ship, because if just a few African American voters start to move over into the Republican column, Democrats could lose a lot of races.

Rapper Kanye West is now unequivocally supporting President Trump. And that could influence a lot of people, and liberals know it.

He’s damn right about the mob. That’s what emerges when you say something that sounds conservative around the wrong crowd.

Liberals are trying to say that West is unhinged. How very Sovietesque of them. Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West makes a great point in defending her husband.

No, you are not allowed to be a free thinker in America anymore. You are not allowed to question liberal orthodoxy. You are not allowed to make jokes that might offend someone. You ARE allowed to agree with any crazy thing Bernie Sanders or Maxine Waters say.

But uh oh. Et tu, Chance the Rapper?

Maybe African Americans will start voting to free themselves from the tyranny of liberal efforts to “help.” Republicans will have to reach out and show how blacks must become untethered from the welfare state and ditch African American leaders who preach only victimization.

Sadly, the GOP is run mostly by upper middle class and rich whites who don’t seem particularly interested in the plight of black people. I don’t hear much talk about it among Washington Republicans. Maybe if more African Americans become Republican and GOP leaders actually have contact with black people – and have the incentive to get black votes – that will change.

Video || Biden Tells Al Sharpton Republicans Don’t Want Blacks to Vote

Well, say one thing about the race-baiting Biden, he knows how to please his audience, professional race-baiter Al Sharpton.

And people say Trump comes up with irresponsible comments. Here’s a former vice president getting ready to turn the 2020 campaign into a race war.

Remember this golden oldie, “y’all”?

Democratic Caucus Chair: Efforts to Link Pelosi to the Election are Sexist

Oh boy. I mean, this is Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership, not some lunatic back-bencher.

Someone has to take a stand against these kinds of attacks, which are ultimately demeaning toward women. If criticizing a woman is, ipso facto, sexist, then you are essentially saying that women can’t play the game and take the hits.

I similarly heard CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter say the other day that some believe President Trump’s suggestion that Rep. Maxine Waters has a low IQ is racist. That’s not racist. Waters’ apparent paucity of intelligence, as demonstrated by her calling for Trump’s impeachment since before he could even have committed any impeachable offenses – and certainly before any had been shown to be true – has nothing to do with the color of her skin. It has to do with the content of her character.

Democrats want to use race and gender as shields against criticism. Ultimately, it’s a tactic at least as divisive as anything they accuse Donald Trump of.

Joe Crowley must be some kind of idiot.

White House to ESPN: Fire Jemele Hill

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said ESPN sportcaster Jemele Hill should be fired for calling President Trump a white supremacist. “I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said. Hill had tweeted: “Donald Trump is a… Continue Reading

Bannon: Gary Cohn Should Have Resigned

“CBS This Morning” Thursday broadcast an excerpt of its upcoming interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in which Bannon says that if National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, whose policies Bannon ardently opposes, didn’t like what President Trump said after Charlottesville, that he should have resigned. You know, Cohn, not Trump. After… Continue Reading

Antifa Attack Peaceful Trump Supporters in Berkeley

If you were wondering what President Trump meant when he blamed “both sides’ for violence in Charlottesville earlier this month, here’s what he meant. Those attacked were not white supremacists. They were merely Trump supporters. This is pretty chilling. From reports by the Associated Press and the Washington Post: Their faces hidden behind black bandannas… Continue Reading