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Video || Trump Says He Was “Not Happy” With “Send Her Back” Chant

I’m glad he did this, at least.

President Trump Thursday said he disagreed with supporters at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, who began chanting “send her back” when he spoke about Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Somali immigrant.

Trump claimed he tried to quell the chant by quickly beginning to speak over it.

“I was not happy with it — I disagree with it,” he said.

Of course, the chant was prompted by his own tweet Sunday, which called for sending her back to Somalia — and sending three other leftist congresswomen back to unknown destinations, given that they were born in the United States.

He has not disavowed the tweet. He should. Maybe that would put an end to such ugly, disappointing chants.

Kellyanne Conway: “The Squad” has “Done Squat in Congress”

Well, that’s true. They’re mostly a protest and outrage movement. But they are steering he conversation, much to the chagrin of Nancy Pelosi.

Kellyanne Conway came out swinging this morning against the group of four Democratic women whom President Trump has attacked in a series of tweets — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.

Meantime, her husband George wrote a column for the Washington Post titled, “Trump is a Racist President.” He wrote:

No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I still gave him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot.

But Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president. 

Trump: “I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body”

The House will vote tonight on whether to condemns President Trump’s tweets that targeted the four leftist congresswoman known as the “Squad.” Trump told Republicans not to show “weakness.”

Joe Biden is a Serial Fabulist

Democrats cannot possibly attack President Trump for lying and nominate Joe Biden.

Biden’s problem with racial issues is not just that he has consorted with segregationists and opposed busing, as Kamala Harris enjoyed noting in the Democratic debate.

It’s worse. He made up a whole career in the civil rights movement. He lied about it for years.

According to the Washington Examiner:

In the acclaimed 1992 book What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer, an account of the 1988 presidential campaign, Biden is quoted as saying: “Folks, when I started in public life, in the civil rights movement, we marched to change attitudes … I remember what galvanized me … Bull Connor and his dogs … I’m serious. In Selma.” 

But Biden never traveled to Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, or any other Southern state, in that era.

Biden repeatedly claimed that he organized a boycott of a segregated restaurant and participated in sit-ins along U.S. Route 40 in 1961, a series of protests at segregated restaurants along the major highway in Delaware and Maryland. He also claimed he marched in civil rights protests, occupied a segregated movie theater, and led a high school boycott of a whites-only grill in Wilmington, Del. 

He told the California Democratic Convention in February 1987: “When I was 17 years old, I participated in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants and movie houses of Wilmington, Del.”

“We changed attitudes on race in this country,” he said in May 1987. “We marched. We didn’t march for a 14-point program to end segregation. We marched to change attitudes.” 

In April 1987, Biden said: “I came out of the civil rights movement. I was one of those guys that sat in and marched and all that stuff.” In August 1987, the Chicago Tribune wrote that Biden had been a “civil rights activist who joined sit-ins in his youth at the segregated Towne Theater in Wilmington”

Multiple Biden newspaper profiles and interviews include similar claims. A 1975 Washington Post profile reported that Biden had “accumulated some very credible civil rights credentials since adolescence” by “participat[ing] in a high school restaurant boycott and in sit-ins along U.S. 40.” The Baltimore Sun interviewed Biden in 1986 and reported, “As a young man, he took part in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants along U.S. 40 in Delaware.” 

Morning News article in September 1975 said that Biden “joined in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants along U.S. 40 before he joined the Senate.”

The planned sit-ins were known as the “Route 40 Project” and were organized by the Congress of Racial Equality activist group. They took place in the summer, fall, and winter of 1961 when Biden was an 18-year-old college freshman at the University of Delaware. 

Civil rights activists in Wilmington and the University of Delaware while Biden was a student said they don’t recall him participating in any demonstrations. A historian who wrote a book about the Route 40 Project and the Freedom Riders movement said he was unaware of Biden’s involvement. 

“I’ve never heard that,” said Raymond Arsenault, a southern history professor at the University of South Florida and author of Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Arsenault said Biden’s participation would have been notable at the time because as a teenager he would have been younger than most of the other activists involved. “Very few of the Route 40 people were that young.”

Video || Don Lemon Stokes Racial Strife With Claim White Men are “Biggest Terror Threat”

Why do this? Why bring race into it?

Because the urge to demonize President Trump, and his supporters, is so great that the CNN anchor couldn’t resist. And there will be no repercussions for a race-based assertion in this case.

“The biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them,” said CNN host Don Lemon. So what are we going to do about them?

This is not even factually correct. If you look at ten the worst mass shootings of the last fifteen years, less than half – four – were committed by white people. Muslims are way over-represented, having inflicted three of the slaughters.

Okay. So now, after our time out from Don Lemon, let’s get back to that unity thing.

Thank God Lemon is in a different studio than Chris Cuomo. You never know what the crazy white man might do.

Video || Democrats Kneeling on the House Floor

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.

H/T Washington Examiner.

Hillary Clinton Race Baits Trump Over Football Kneeler Comments

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.

H/T Breitbart.

Anti-Police Obama Gives Awards to Police

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.

Obama police

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.

Obama Uses South Carolina Killings to Call for Gun Control Rethink

President Obama Thursday appeared at the White House to mourn the killing of nine African Americans in South Carolina in a apparently racially motivated mass murder, using the tragedy to call for Americans to change the way they think about guns. “I have had to make statement like this too many times. Communities like this have… Continue Reading

My Brother’s Wrong Keeper

What if there were a federal program devoted mainly to white people? What would everyone say about that? I’m sorry to be the tarantula in the sleeping bag here, but I’m not too excited about President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, or its expansion into the private sector with a new corollary group that will… Continue Reading

Obama: Minority Communities Must Change

Saying it can’t just be left to the police to “do the dirty work of containing the problems,” President Obama today said change must come to minority communities, implicitly acknowledging that the root of the deadly confrontations that crop up between police and African Americans lies in the communities themselves. Now, I would disagree with his solutions… Continue Reading