Tag: racism

Governor’s race tightens in Florida

It’s the economy, stupid.  Just kidding, that’s what it used to be.  Now it’s race and phony promises.  Gillum has turned around his political fortune by playing the race card and promising far more than he could ever deliver.  Even with a billion dollar tax hike, you have to wonder how he is going to give teachers raises when the economy crashes.  But none of that matters.  When Gillum destroys the economy, we must all sit and watch in horror with our hands over our mouths.  Any criticism would be racist, just like with Obama.

Fortunately, Floridians may be coming to their senses.  After a shock Rasmussen poll showed Gillum up by six points, the most recent poll out from Florida Atlantic University shows it as a 2 point race.  Rasmussen tends to lean right, giving Trump 50% approval ratings throughout 2018.  But the new poll tracks more closely with Quinnipiac’s 3 point lead for Gillum.  Quinnipiac tends to lean left.  That means the Florida governor’s race is still a toss up.  So perhaps we can have slight restoration of faith in the sanity of Florida voters.

New poll shows 2 point race in Florida

Judiciary committee chair Chuck Grassley has set a deadline of Friday morning for Christine Blasey Ford to decide whether or not to testify about the allegation letter Democrats have sat on since July.  Ford has flipped back and forth on whether she will actually show up.  Her lawyers have demanded an FBI investigation, even though it’s not a Federal issue, there is no evidence to investigate, and the FBI has already reviewed the information and declined.  Perhaps her lawyers aren’t very well versed in how things work.

I suppose Republicans should pat themselves on the back for entertaining this absurd sideshow.  In today’s cultural environment it is really necessary.  But the whole episode is unfortunate.  By turning Ford’s accusation into a circus event and using it as a delay strategy, Democrats have cheapened and discredited women who have been attacked and should be believed.  This, like Gillum playing the race card, harms real victims.  It also harms the country.  Rather than being able to come together in unity and say “racism is bad” or “women deserve to be heard and believed”, reasonable people must pause and ask “was it really racism?  Or was it a common phrase used in a context having nothing to do with race that a Democrat got offended at for political purposes”.  “Is she telling the truth?  Or is she an operative making non-falsifiable claims as a ploy to harm someone else for political reasons?”

It’s not fair that reasonable people should even have to ask.  Democrats have a credibility gap and an honor deficiency that has been made apparent by the Kavanaugh hearings.  They need to fix this.  Not for their own sake, but for the sake of real victims who they have turned into political football to score cheap points.

Ford has until Friday to decide if she will testify

Speaking of credible accusers, the former girlfriend of Democrat Representative Keith Ellison just released medical records detailing the physical abuse she experienced at his hand.  We’ve gone on about Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and other Democrat heroes who raped and murdered women.  But Democrats typically yawn and go on about how that is ancient history.  The Ellison abuse scandal is not ancient history.  It’s now.  He beat his girlfriend as recently as 2017.

Shouldn’t Ellison step down?  Shouldn’t the media care about this?  The media cycle is filled with a 35 year old accusation against Kavanaugh with no witnesses, no location, no date, no physical evidence, and plenty of political intrigue.  Is there simply no room left to talk about a real, current case of domestic abuse?  Certainly it couldn’t be that the media doesn’t care because of Ellison’s party affiliation.  If that were the case, it would validate Republican complaints that the media is severely biased.

Keith Ellison beat his girlfriend, but no one cares

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Socialist Andrew Gillum calls for confederacy to pass Universal Healthcare

In a rocky race so far for Florida Governor, Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum suggested to CNN’s Chris Cuomo that we needed a “confederacy of states” in order to get Universal Healthcare.  Gillum’s confederacy would ironically be a southern confederacy. Gillum also charged DeSantis with using a “bullhorn” which is a common racist dog whistle for Gillum’s base, bringing up connotations of ignorant segregationists. See? Two can play at that game.

But Gillum’s point about a southern confederacy is even more ridiculous than the gaffe itself.  Gillum’s point was actually valid.  If Florida doubled their state taxes in order to pay for government controlled healthcare, the state would empty out.  People would move to surrounding states to get away from his Universal Healthcare boondoggle.  Universal Healthcare requires shared misery to work.  That’s why Obamacare had a mandate.  Gillum realizes he can’t destroy Florida’s healthcare system unless their neighbors join him so people have nowhere to go.

Sounds like a winner.

Trump is expected to announce a new type of retirement plan in a rally in North Carolina.  The pooled 401k would allow small businesses to pool their resources and put together retirement plans while sharing the cost.  Trump also took action to reduce government spending by cancelling raises for Federal workers.  At the same time, he scored a major victory with the NAFTA redo with Mexico.  Canada has until today to decide if they are going to join.

Administration moves towards allowing pooled retirement plans

Many are speculating Mueller will make moves today.  Mueller has until September 6th to take any major action before we get into the election season.  Media outlets have recklessly speculated, without evidence, that Mueller will indict Don Jr and Jared Kushner, that he will subpoena Trump to testify, or that he will grant Michael Cohen a cooperation plea deal to get dirt on Trump.  So far, it’s been eerily quiet.

Currently no one is speculating that Mueller will step up efforts against Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, or any of the other co-conspirators who solicited dirt from foreign agents to set up the Russian investigation in the first place.

Mueller could move today

Newsflash 8/2/18

The New York Times has a new editorial board member.  Turns out, the new NYT editorial board member Sarah Jeong is a vile racist.  She’s pretty open about it too.  Her Twitter includes tweets saying things like how white people are “only fit to live underground like groveling goblins”.  Another gem states “white men are bullshit”, and she also used the hashtag #cancelwhitepeople.

It’s funny to me that the New York Times might feel it’s appropriate to add anti-white racists to their editorial board to expand their diversity of opinion, but have a hard time finding conservatives to add.

New York Times adds vile racist to their editorial board

Need to Know 7/25/18

They can dish it out… Days after Sacha Baron Cohen’s “gotcha” show started airing, Democrats are up in arms over a video poking fun at Ocasio-Cortez.  Cohen’s show puts mostly GOP former politicians in a bad light through trickery, fake IDs, and playing on those individuals tendencies.  For example, to trick Sarah Palin into a gotcha moment, Cohen impersonated a disabled vet.

Allie Stuckey of CRTV figured turnabout was fair play.  Stuckey is known for using humor and satire in her videos.  She made a video of a satirical interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, using actual footage from Ocasio-Cortez’s disastrous real interviews where she fumbled on questions about Israel and unemployment.  Dems are not happy.  For example, the Independent complained that Stuckey’s video had gone viral and reached 1.5 million viewers before the Facebook police labeled it as satire.  Others have dubbed the satirical video “fake news”.  Cohen’s show debut only got 700,000 views.

Maybe they are jealous?

Democrats upset about being the butt of political satire

Trump is now the target of an incredible political attack from former Clinton attorney Lanny Davis.  Davis has secret tapes that Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen made discussing how they would pay a Playboy model for her story of an affair with Trump.  Cohen is working with US prosecutors in an investigation that has quickly turned into a Kenneth Starr type hunt into Trump’s past sex life.  Lanny Davis is representing Cohen and delivered the tapes of their private privileged conversations to CNN to air publicly.

New York is a one-party consent state, making the recordings legal.  Trump also waived his attorney-client privilege in the matter because paying off someone for a non-disclosure agreement is not illegal.  Cohen is being investigated for fraud, and Trump apparently didn’t want any shadow of that investigation hanging over him.  So far, Trump has not actually been the target of any of the investigations surrounding his campaign, Russian connections, or Cohen’s potential fraud.

Clinton lawyer gives secret Cohen/Trump tapes to CNN

ICE protesters have a race problem.  It turns out the people who showed up to protest ICE in Portland might be advocating for illegal immigrants, but they hate African Americans and citizen Hispanics.  Emails received by The Oregonian detail conversations between officers on site and their supervisors.  The protesters, according to the emails, barraged the African American officers with hateful language and slurs including the N-word.  Another officer, a Hispanic woman, was called a “weak female” and “traitor”.  “I was berated for so long I can’t even remember everything that was told to me.”

ICE protesters use racism and hate speech in Portland

American Nationalism vs. White Nationalism

If you are like me, you grew up saying the national anthem, setting off 4th of July fireworks with no thought towards legality, watching Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day parades, and being proud to be an American.  I’ve stood up when the song says “I’d proudly stand up next to you”.  We’ve sung God Bless America.  We sing along to the national anthem at sporting events.  I love America.

America to me is many things.  It is apple pie, freedom to worship, respect for the military who fight and die to protect our freedoms.  It is the Bill of Rights, freedom of association, freedom to drink beer, spit, cuss, or not.  America is the freedom to call divine condemnation down upon the President, or pray for divine providence depending on how your political beliefs fall.

Nationalism is defined as patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.  An extreme form of this is feeling of superiority over other countries.  Guess what, America is superior and I’m OK with saying that.  Our constitution is superior, our military is superior, and our people are superior.  That may be more my truth than actual fact, but I have no issue believing it.  I love America, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Today, two groups have misidentified American Nationalism as White Nationalism.  The White Supremacists claim us as theirs, and the Globalists seek to disassociate with us. White Supremacists have long attempted to usurp Patriotism because in most countries Nationalism and supremacy go hand in hand.

I love to travel.  I’ve been to 15 countries over 5 continents.  The unique thing about America is that there is no American race.  If you go to Korea, you will find a country filled with Koreans.  Korean is different from Japanese or Chinese.  If you go to Argentina, you will find a country filled with Hispanic Argentinians.  You won’t find a large Russian population.  There are almost no blacks.  If you go to Italy, the country is filled with Italians.  That’s just how most nations work.

Much of America is different.  When I take my kids to the park, we see other mixed families like my own.  We see every continent represented, except maybe Australia and Antarctica.  But my town has an Australian presence too.  That is America.  We aren’t White Supremacists because America is not a white country.  It’s a diverse country made up of it’s citizens.

That is why I can feel comfortable identifying as an American Nationalist.  When I say our people are superior, I mean our first generation immigrants from India as much as I mean our Mayflower descendants. I also mean our African American citizens and our Hispanic citizens.  That is America, and that is what the vast majority on the right mean when they talk about Patriotism and Nationalism.

Jon Stewart got it right when he identified the Liberal hypocrisy of calling all Trump supporters racists.  Yes, there are some.  And they call themselves Nationalists which makes the whole thing very confusing for Globalists.  But they are not representative of the movement that thinks it should be OK to dislike someone for not standing for the anthem.

Kaepernick received a great deal of criticism for his anthem protest.  But it was instructive. It gave us an opportunity to separate the Nationalists from the Fascists.  Fascism is an authoritarian and nationalist system of government.  When Kaepernick refused to stand, Nationalists were split.  Some said he had the right, but was stupid for directing his anger at America in general.  Others said he had the right and it was a good protest that got attention and will hopefully make America better.  Fascists said Kaepernick should be punished, deported, or forced out of the league by the government for taking such action.

If you love America, you might be a Nationalist.  If you think your race is superior, you are a racist.  If you think your race represents your nation, you are a racist Nationalist and you might be a White Nationalist (if that happens to be your race).  If you are a racist Nationalist and think the government should enforce the supremacy of your race, you are a Fascist and could be rightly labeled as a Nazi.  If you think the government should somehow give special recognition to your race, you might be Alt-Right.  Or you could be Alt-Left.  You might be a Black Panther.  KKK aren’t the only racist “Alt” group out there.  If you think America is nothing special, you might be a Globalist or you might just be jaded.

As for me, I’m an American Nationalist.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I’m proud to be an American.  I’m proud of America.  I’m proud of the soldiers of every race, creed, and ethnicity who stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight White Supremacist Fascists.  I’m proud of the melting pot, the traditions that are not mine but belong to fellow Americans, and the freedom of conscience to worship and believe as we see fit.

I’m not blind to America’s problems.  We shouldn’t be.  We should recognize them and fix them because we love America.  If you love your house and your roof leaks, you hire a roofer.  You don’t lock your doors  and board up the windows so no one will see the leak. America isn’t perfect.  But the American Dream is that liberty and Providence leads to improvement on both a personal and national level.  America has sometimes been and continues to be downright evil in some cases. We used to own and sell people as slaves. Today we still allow the killing of the unborn. Racism is still a huge problem. These things need to be fixed. But I can and do love my imperfect country. Let’s fix it together.

I didn’t vote for Trump. I wrote in the name of a Libertarian Republican. But Trump won because of people who view America the way I do.  Not White Nationalists, not Fascists, not Alt-Right, just old fashioned Patriots.