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Trump Endorses Sentencing Reform – But Press Doesn’t Care Because He’s “a Racist”

President Trump Tuesday endorsed the “First Step Act,” a measure that would overhaul sentencing laws and disproportionately benefit African Americans, and while the press dutifully reported on it, no one in the MSM that I saw presented the move as perhaps belying claims that Trump is a racist.

And it’s mostly not highlighted in on news websites this morning. The New York Times does have it near the top but mentions Trump’s role almost in passing. Axios suggested Trump was dragged kicking and screaming into supporting the proposal.

Trump said during an event at the White House:

Today, I’m thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time. So important . . .

And we’re all better off when former inmates can receive and reenter society as law-abiding, productive citizens. And thanks to our booming economy, they now have a chance at more opportunities than they’ve ever had before. It is true. Our economy is so strong, that when people are getting out of jail, they’re actually able to find jobs.

And I have three instances of companies that hired people coming out of prison, and they are so thrilled by the performance of these people. And now they’re doing it more and more and more. And a lot of people are seeing this. It’s great . . .

Our pledge to hire American includes those leaving prison and looking for a very fresh start — new job, new life.

In polite society, you can’t say Trump does anything beneficial for black people. No matter that he supports sentencing reform and regularly meets with African American groups. But if Trump reacts poorly to three African American reporters, two of whom asked questions that focused on the idea that he and Republicans are allegedly racists, that gets tons of press.

One person on the left, Van Jones, gave Trump some credit. I kind of like Van Jones. He’s very liberal, but he’s smart, he seems to actually care about issues at least as much as he cares about promoting himself, and he’s an iconoclast, not always in line with the MSM herd of sheep.

Why is an Ad About Illegal Immigration Racist Because it Features an Hispanic?

One of the perils of illegal immigration is that some among those who enter are criminals. The notion that an American can be killed or otherwise harmed by someone who is not supposed to be in this country in the first place is frightening to many voters.

It is a legitimate and time-worn political tactic to take a fear voters have and amplify it. Democrats do it all the time on issues like guns, race, health care, and Social Security. If you follow the MSM and listen to Democrats, you know that, of course, every supporter of President Trump is a closet white supremacist.

Trump a few days ago tweeted out an ad that featured blood-curdling footage of a maniacal cop killer, Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant and murderer.

Sure, this ad preys on our fears. But that’s politics.

Almost immediately, because Bracamontes is Hispanic, Trump was accused of releasing a racist ad, and the echo chamber in the press convinced itself not that this was not an opinion, but a fact. In a November 3, piece, for example, the New York Times just casually refers to the ad as racist, as if the contention was indisputable:

Anna Greenberg, a managing partner of the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, said that Mr. Trump’s dark view of immigration, articulated in a racist video posted to his Twitter account and several fiery speeches, was likely to repel suburban and educated women.

And of course, it goes without saying, the man who tweeted it must be racist as well.

CNN refuses to run it, which frankly is an attack of free political speech. As is the New York Times characterization of it as racist in a supposedly neutral news article.

Now, let me ask you, if you’re going to do an ad about the threat posed by illegal immigrants, who are you going to put in it, a bunch of Scotsmen?

How do we know this ad is racist? Why is using an evil person who is also Hispanic ipso facto a racist thing to do? Just because some people might react to it in a racist manner does make the intent of the ad racist. The intent is clearly to show an evil person and the threat represented by allowing millions of people into America whose first act in this country is to break the law by not entering properly.

So here’s the rule: No negative portrayals of a Hispanic when criticizing illegal immigrants. That is, no criticizing illegal immigrants at all.

Because at heart you’re just a racist, not someone trying to preserve and defend the country.

The characterization of this ad is just another example of the weaponization of political correctness. Fortunately, most people know better than the Leftists and elitists who try to demonize political opinion.

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… Continue Reading