Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Ann Coulter  "Having mastered fake news, now the media are trying out a little fake history. 
Ann Coulter

     "In the news business, new topics are always popping up, from the Logan Act and the emoluments clause to North Korea. The all-star panels rush to Wikipedia, so they can pretend to be experts on things they knew nothing about an hour earlier. 
     "Such is the case today with "anchor babies" and "birthright citizenship." People who know zilch about the history of the 14th Amendment are pontificating magnificently and completely falsely on the issue du jour. 
     "If you'd like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you! 
     "Of course the president can end the citizenship of "anchor babies" by executive order -- for the simple reason that no Supreme Court or U.S. Congress has ever conferred such a right. 
     "It's just something everyone believes to be true. 
     "How could anyone -- even a not-very-bright person -- imagine that granting citizenship to the children of illegal aliens is actually in our Constitution? " . . .

Trump’s Winning Demeanor. Wait! What? Have I been getting ticked off at POTUS for nothing?

Conrad Black  "The problem with all the advice to the president urging him to change his demeanor is that it is given for the wrong reason and at the wrong time.
As I have often recounted, since Donald Trump attacks the entire political system and almost everyone in or near it in both parties (including former presidents), it was never going to be possible for him to lower the ferocity of his barrages until it was clear how successful his effort to dislodge or reorient the entire political establishment had been.
"Obviously, if he had not won the nomination, or lost the election, he would be, in political terms, a trivia question like Michael Dukakis (Democratic presidential nominee in 1988). He has expelled the NeverTrumpers from the Republican congressional delegations with Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and others headed for the exits. But if he loses control of the Congress next week, gridlock will reimpose itself, and we will have trench warfare until the next presidential election. In those circumstances, Trump might likely be disposed to be more placatory, and behave more like a contestant in a great national debate, with little realistic hope of changing the system he has attacked much more than he already has.
"A Truly Transformative Presidency This was the lot of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who put in their tax increase and health care, respectively, in their first two years, and then were severely defeated at their first mid-terms and never moved more than a Christmas card through Congress thereafter. Republican congressional leaders Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole frustrated Clinton, and John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell drove Obama to attempt government by questionable executive regulation, leading to the extreme politicization of Supreme Court nominations." . . .

How's this for demeanor?

New Polls Show Blackburn’s Lead Over Bredesen Looks Solid

"Blackburn is looking good, as is Cruz, but McSally in Arizona needs more help. Despite all the stories showing her opponent is a leftist nutjob, she’s still leading." WZ

Daily Wire

. . . "Over the weekend, Blackburn held a rally at which a moment of silence was held for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre. Protesters disrupted the event, including one who cried out roughly two seconds into the moment of silence, “Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist.” Five protesters were removed from the rally.

""Blackburn released a statement later that read, “This Sunday afternoon, the liberal angry mob made it clear they are active in Tennessee and will stop at nothing to disrupt civil political discourse. I'm grateful to the law enforcement officers who were here today and kept everyone safe. The protestors at today's event were absolutely appalling. They yelled 'Impeach Trump.' They kicked. They punched. They resisted law enforcement, and they interrupted a moment of silence for the victims in Pittsburgh. Never in my life have I heard of people interrupting a moment of silence." . . .

Another reason to vote Republican:  Barbra Streisand: Donald Trump Is Making Me Fat, I May Move To Canada If GOP Holds House
Quintessential Democrat, it’s always someone else’s fault. The hand putting the food in your mouth is yours. It’s the fat that makes you fat, Babs. And don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out of the country.  Via Free Beacon: . . .
Vote McSally, if for no other reason than keeping Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Jerrold Nadler from beginning a persecution of Trump and other Republican leaders. TD

Trump Surprises Overjoyed Hospital Staff In Pittsburgh, Thanks Them For Their Efforts

Weasel Zippers  Twitter video here

Trump & Melania walking briskly through a Pittsburgh hospital to meet with Synagogue shooting survivors. Exhausted doctors & nurses cheer when they see a glimpse of the president. What Trump and the First Lady do next is just wonderful. Watch:
Video: CNN reported the First Family's visit the way you'd expect CNN to do it.
One would expect better from Jake Tapper.

The Electronic Committee of Public Safety; Democrats may want to bring back the guillotine

*"To “feed” a mob, witch-hunts are essential. New enemies
must be in constant supply to keep the mob moving.
" . . . witch-hunts never end well for the witch-hunters."

Modern-day Robespierres send counterrevolutionaries to the virtual chopping block. They should recall his fate.*

"Celebrities, politicians, and almost anyone of influence and wealth are always an incorrect or insensitive word away from the contemporary electronic guillotine. Regardless of the circumstances of their dilemmas, the beheaded rarely win sympathy from the mob. Coliseum-like roars of approval greet their abrupt change of fortune from their past exalted status.
"So, for example, perhaps few feel sorry for anchor Megyn Kelly, recently all but fired by NBC and now walking away with most of her $69 million salary package as a severance payout. 
"Kelly was let go ostensibly for making a sloppy but not malicious morally equivalent comparison between whites at Halloween dressing up in costumes as blacks, and blacks likewise appearing as whites. But she sealed her fate by uttering the historically disparaging word “black face” as some sort of neutral bookend to her use of “white face.” Her fatal crime, then, was insensitive thought and speech and historical ignorance. 
"For someone so familiar with the rules of our electronic French Revolution and the felonies of speech and thought, Kelly proved surprisingly naïve in a variety of ways. 
"First, she should have known that there are revolutionary canons surrounding victimization indemnities. And for all her success, she is actually protected by few of them, given that she is fabulously well paid, attractive, still young, white — and at one time conservative and a former Fox News anchor person.
"So when Kelly said something historically dense and insensitive, she should have grasped that she, despite being an emancipated coastal female, was immediately (and ratings-wise) expendable, even if expensively expendable." .  .  .

Zero Hedge

*Headless Robespierre's Cautionary Tale For The 'Alt Left' Unleashed On America

America is on the cusp of something it has never truly experienced: mob rule.

ARIEL DUMAS, Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Writer: 'I'm Just GLAD We RUINED Brett Kavanaugh's LIFE'. One of the mobs last seen carrying pitchforks.

Trump is making Streisand fat again  "Rush Limbaugh loves to say that President Trump lives in the heads of liberals rent free. While that is true, I often wonder what our president does for fun in there."
Streisand said, "I’m just so saddened by this thing happening to our country. It’s making me fat. I hear what [President Trump] said now, and I have to go eat pancakes now, and pancakes are very fattening. We make them with healthy flour, though — almond flour, coconut flour."
"Ah, nothing quite says wealthy, independent woman quite like blaming a man because you are packing on the pounds. . . .
[Lena] Dunham said, "Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food. Everyone's been asking like, 'What have you been doing?'' And I'm like, 'Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.'"
Pittsburgh Synagogue Rabbi Who Said He Would Welcome Trump Gets Death Threats, Meets With Him Anyway  
"Heartbreaking, who could do that to this poor man? This is today’s crazy left. And a fine man who shows he wouldn’t back down to hate.
"Via Daily Mail:" . . .

CNN plumbs the depths of the synagogue shooting

Pittsburgh shows two faces after synagogue shooting
. . . "On Tuesday, Peduto and others revealed themselves as  petty, divisive political hacks, encouraging hate with more hate, turning Pittsburgh into a city of political exploitation, unwelcoming to certain people depending on their political affiliation or their beliefs or whether they and their families came from on this (un)approved political earth or their status.  They refused to meet with the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. (R). " . . .
. . . Meanwhile, the fake news media, too lazy to do any checking, elevated a fringe, George Soros- and son-funded far lefty group, Bend the Arc, into an important Jewish communal organization composed of "Jewish leaders" who opposed Trump, greeting him with hate-filled signs.  . . .
Tree of Life Rabbi Refuses to Blame Trump for Pittsburg Synagogue Shooting
But CNN does its level best.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers declined to blame anyone for the shooting at his synagogue despite hints from a CNN anchor that President Donald Trump is to blame.
During a Monday interview on CNN, anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Myers if he blames anyone “beyond the gunman” for Saturday’s shooting that claimed the lives of 11 congregants.
“I don’t really foist blame upon any person,” Myers said. “Hate does not know religion, race, creed, political party. It’s not a political issue in any way, shape, or form. Hate does not know any of those things.”
“What lights the match of hate?” Camerota pressed.
“I think you’re raising one of those great questions that people far smarter than I can answer,” Myers replied. “I do recall this: if we look in the Bible after the story of the flood and Noah, God regretfully says to Noah, ‘I have learned that man from his youth is prone to evil,’ which is, you would think, a horrific thing for God to tell us.”
“The message I get from that is, yes, there is the possibility of hate in all people. But there is also the possibility of good,” the rabbi added.

Horrible: Leftist Jews attack pro-Israel and pro-Trump Jews over Pittsburgh massacre by an anti-Trump anti-Semite

Apparently, these people are among the few who watch CNN. Also here:
Tree of Life Rabbi Refuses to Blame Trump for Pittsburg Synagogue Shooting

Legal Insurrection
Atlantic columnist Franklin Foer: “Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome.”
"Following the horrific massacre of eleven Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, liberal commentators have not only blamed President Donald Trump for the climate in which the massacre took place, but also Trump’s Jewish supporters.
"One of those commentators was Aaron David Miller, famous for being a Middle East peace processor in the 1980s and 90s.

"On Facebook, Amb. Alberto Fernandez characterized Miller’s argument as “certifiably insane.” He added, “excusing the targeting of Jews because of Israel is a staple of anti-semitic Islamic and Far-Left/Neo-Nazi propaganda.”
"Miller at least possessed the self-awareness to take the tweet down. Other liberals believe they’re onto something.
"Julia Ioffe charged that supporting Trump’s move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem was responsible for the shooting.

And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible. Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there, where you don’t live was worth it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Democrats' illegal immigration tune has changed over years despite incoming caravan

Fox News  "President Trump used his predecessor's own words against him when he quoted President Obama's forceful 2005 opposition to illegal immigration, but he could have cherry-picked an old quote from any number of top Democrats on the controversial subject.
"On Tuesday, Trump tweeted a 2005 video in which then Senator Obama made a statement against illegal immigration, accompanied by the comment "I agree with President Obama 100%".
"“We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States,” Obama said in the 31-second clip. “But those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.”
"He added: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.' ” . . .

“I recently watched a group of protestors, most of them young, denouncing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies,” Carlson says. “They were waving Mexican flags and shouting: ‘¡Si, se puede!’—’Yes, we can!’ This is now the rallying cry of the open-borders left, but it wasn’t always. In fact, I wondered if a single person at the protest knew where it came from.”"Carlson explains how the slogan was first promoted by the founder of the United Farm Workers union Cesar Chavez. The Progressive hero opposed illegal immigration so much he would send his men into the desert to assault illegals trying to get into the country because he reasoned that they would cause wages to drop for legal immigrants.“ 'Until recently, most Democrats agreed with Chavez,” Carlson continues. “They opposed unchecked immigration because they knew it hurt American workers. And they were right.' ” . . .

HE’S woke TOO! Rep. Steve Scalise just OWNED Don Lemon with a single emoji for claiming ‘Dems aren’t killing people’

Don Lemon: ‘I Don’t See Democrats Killing People’ Over Politics "CNN anchor Don Lemon said on his show Monday that he sees only “right-wingers,” not Democrats, committing murders over their political beliefs.
"Conservative commentator Mike Shields argued on Lemon’s show, ”CNN Tonight,” that blaming “fear-mongering” from Fox News over the Central American immigrant caravan for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh was “disgusting” and “outrageous.”
"Shields brought up the Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Representative Steve Scalise at a Republican congressional baseball practice in 2017, apparently motivated by his political disagreements with the GOP.
"Liberal commentator Max Boot accused Shields of blaming Sanders for the shooting, something he had not suggested and which he patently denied.
“ 'You’re not being honest,” Lemon told Shields, a recurring guest on the show. “ 'This is not equal, and I understand the whole argument about both sides.' ” . . .

Hat tip: Weasel Zip  Twitchy    "Apparently Don Lemon talked about right-wing extremism on his CNN show on Monday night and Rep. Steve Scalise had a simple yet hilarious response to Lemon’s claim that Democrats aren’t killing people.
"Admit it. You laughed.
"We did.
"From National Review:
CNN anchor Don Lemon said on his show Monday that he sees only “right-wingers,” not Democrats, committing murders over their political beliefs.
Conservative commentator Mike Shields argued on Lemon’s show,”CNN Tonight,” that blaming “fear-mongering” from Fox News over the Central American immigrant caravan for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh was “disgusting” and “outrageous.”
Shields brought up the Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Representative Steve Scalise at a Republican congressional baseball practice in 2017, apparently motivated by his political disagreements with the GOP.
Liberal commentator Max Boot accused Shields of blaming Sanders for the shooting, something he had not suggested and which he patently denied.
“You’re not being honest,” Lemon told Shields, a recurring guest on the show. “This is not equal, and I understand the whole argument about both sides.”

"And if anyone knows about not being honest, it’s Don Lemon."

Well, he does get his information from CNN.
Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Sinema Leads McSally By Six In Arizona Senate Race

Say it ain't so, Arizona!

. . . "I say this race has bad vibes because, apart from two weeks earlier this month, Sinema has led basically the whole way. A poll taken during the Kavanaugh saga found McSally ahead by six, then another survey in mid-October put her ahead by two. That raised the possibility that Arizonans were coming home to the GOP in the final weeks of the race and/or that the “Kavanaugh effect” was starting to bite Sinema like it had Heidi Heitkamp and/or that the drumbeat of old video of Sinema dumping on Arizona’s politics had caught up to her. But the last two polls, each taken this week, have her back up by three and six points, respectively. Overall she’s led in nine of the last 11 polls taken, occasionally by margins as large as six or seven points. If there were any Kavanaugh-related backlash to the Democrat or any umbrage taken at her Arizona remarks, it appears to have worn off.
"Or maybe it was blunted by other forces?
The last week has been driven by Trump's response to the mail bombs and Pittsburgh, and now he's leaning into birthright citizenship. His Gallup approval has dropped 4 points and there are new discouraging polls for the GOP this AM. We'll see if this proves a bigger trend, but...

"The polls this morning are indeed bad for the GOP, especially in the House. (There are posts coming up about that.) It’s easy to pin that on Trump, but NBC’s data suggests another possibility in Arizona:" . . .

CNN face plant trying to blame Trump for synagogue massacre

Fortunately for CNN, some of their allies showed up at a Blackburn rally to ruin a moment of silence for the shooting victims

Carol Brown  "You have to hand it to CNN -- sometimes. Yesterday, Alisyn Camerota asked her guest probing questions about hate: “Can hate be cultivated?” “What lights the match of hate?”
"Unfortunately, her guest wasn’t Robert Spencer and she wasn’t trying to expose the root cause of jihad.
"Instead, she was interviewing Rabbi Jeffery Myers of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and baiting him without relent to blame President Trump for the carnage. But the rabbi wouldn’t have it and she looked the desperate fool."
. . . "The media has one thing and one thing only that is aims to achieve: advance leftist goals and pummel conservatives at every turn. And they will say whatever it takes to get the job done – even if it means baiting a Rabbi to blame President Trump for the behavior of a nutcase anti-Semite.
"What a loathsome lot.!"

Why does the media let Obama get away with such bald faced lying on the stump?

 Let's hope James Woods keeps working in Hollywood.*

Jack Hellner
During Obama’s eight years, he repeatedly ginned up racial hate and derision towards cops. The best example was Ferguson, Missouri, where so many, especially journalists, pushed the fictional “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative”. How much violence and shootings of law enforcement have occurred because of the fictional narrative?
Right off the top of my head, I can think of five policemen here in the Dallas area. Perhaps CNN can name us more: CNN? CNN? . . .

"When I see former President Obama and others lecturing Trump about lying, bragging that no one got charged in the Obama administration, blaming Trump for political and racial division and claiming credit for the booming economy, I long for journalists who will correct the record. Sadly, there aren’t many out there so I will try to do their job.
"The first thing that needs to be corrected is when Obama is given credit for bringing us out of the 2008 recession. The truth is that the economy came out in June 2009, 110 days after Obama took office -- before any of his policies could have had an effect on the economy. Three main things brought the economy out. 1. TARP where banks and others were loaned money (that they mostly paid back) to shore up their capital base.  2. The Federal Reserve rapidly dropping interest rates and injecting massive amounts of liquidity into the markets. 3. Rapidly dropping oil prices. Obama had little or nothing to do with those policies or actions.

"In the summer of 2008, gasoline prices shot up to over $4 per gallon for no justifiable reason. The price rise acted as a massive tax hike on all individuals and businesses. In the fall of 2008, Bush opened up drilling and by the time Obama took office, the price had collapsed to under $2 per gallon, reinvigorating purchasing power. One of the first things Obama did was to again block the drilling, reversing the positive effects.
"Obama’s policies actually gave the U.S. the slowest economic recovery in seventy years, despite massive government spending increases, punishingly low interest rates and running up almost $10 Trillion in debt." . . .

Tell us again: So why did Congressman Joe Wilson of Arkansas get in trouble for yelling "You Lie!" at Obama during his State of the Union address?

*Looks to me like Wikipedia editors have attempted to torch Mr. Woods. Remember anybody can edit Wikipedia and the left is full of people who will seek retribution against Republicans for being, well, Republicans. TD