Sunday, June 30, 2019

Obama Built The ‘Cages’ for Illegals, Not Trump, Says Obama ICE Chief

PJ Media
"Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement Center June 25, 2014 (Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)"
"It was only a few months ago that Democrats were dismissing the crisis at the border as manufactured by Trump, and now they’re comparing migrant detention centers to concentration camps and blaming Trump for “putting kids in cages.”
"But for those still trying to blame President Trump, Barack Obama’s former ICE chief, Thomas Homan, has a reality check for them. Speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Homan explained that the “cages” Democrats are blaming on Trump were the product of the Obama administration:
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built,” said Thomas Homan, who was Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly four years.
At an immigration conference today, Homan, under consideration for a new position of “border czar” in the Trump administration, grew visibly angry answering a question about “cages” often cited by Democratic critics of the president.
Homan, who ran Obama’s successful deportation operation, ripped Democrats who question Trump immigration officials on the Obama-era idea.
He cited one Democratic chairman who asked a Trump official, “You still keeping kids in cages?”
Homan, at the conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, said, “I would answer the question, ‘The kids are being housed  in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”
"Homan explained that the fencing that separates kids from adults is done for safety reasons. “It’s chain link dividers that keep children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children,” he said. He also added it’s only temporary accommodations until they are moved elsewhere by the Department of Health and Human Services. According to a Google News search, only conservative media seems to be talking about Homan's comments. Gee, I wonder why." . . .

Top Fundraiser Drops Biden After Debate Citing Segregation Remarks and Hyde Flip-Flop

Legal Insurrection

"People on both sides of the aisle seem to agree that Joe Biden did not have a great night at the second Democrat debate on Thursday. Standing on stage with many younger candidates made him seem old and he didn’t score a positive memorable moment.
"As a result, the following day he lost one of his top fundraisers.
"Brian Schwartz reported at CNBC:
Joe Biden loses support of top campaign fundraiser in Bay Area after comments on segregationists and Hyde amendment
Former Vice President Joe Biden lost one of his top fundraisers after controversial comments regarding his work with past segregationists and his flip-flop on repealing the Hyde Amendment, CNBC has learned.
Tom McInerney, a veteran San Francisco based lawyer, informed Biden’s team on June 20 that he can no longer help him raise campaign cash to compete in the 2020 presidential election.
“I had actually let the campaign known I’d pulled back my support of Biden for now,” McInerney told CNBC. “I don’t think he did well last night,” he added, reflecting on Biden’s debate performance on Thursday night.
While McInerney is the first financier to publicly withdraw his support after Biden’s controversial round of comments, the loss is significant because it could be a harbinger of further defections.
"Staffers and advisers may come and go, but when effective fundraisers leave a campaign, it’s a more serious matter. The only saving grace for Biden is that it’s early in the race and he’s already sitting on a considerable war chest. If other fundraisers follow McInerney, however, that will hurt him.
"And it could happen." . . .
Ian Macfarlane

The Most Fundamental Problem with Democrats' Push for Reparations

William Sullivan  "In 1927, several socialist-leaning American academics visited the Soviet Union, anxious to bring back stories of how successful the new Communist regime had been in its decade of infancy, and how it was exceeding American prosperity by cobbling a technocratic, redistributive path into the future. 

"Many returned with fantastic stories about how America was, by contrast, backward in its reliance upon free markets and aversion to Soviet-style economic principles.  But among those mildly disillusioned by the trip was Roger Baldwin, the founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, who seemed to recognize that, despite whatever fondness he held for redistributionist economic policies, the Soviet Union lacked something which was most fundamental in America, and, incidentally, would lead to the horrific injustices that the Soviet Union would later inflict upon its people.

"That is, in America, we’ve long held the notion of individual liberty as sacrosanct.  The “social justice” promised by Soviet Communism offered no such protections to its people.
"Like many in America, Baldwin was a critic of the treatment of Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.  Soviet propaganda had made the two immigrants the poster boys of American capitalists’ intolerance and political tyranny.  When Baldwin spoke to a group of airplane factory workers about the injustices in America, the Soviet workers began to chant “Sacco and Vanzetti,” as the two had been executed since Baldwin had left America.
"Baldwin felt compelled, however, to tell the Soviet factory workers that Sacco and Vanzetti had “enjoyed the full defense of the law.”  He then related a contrary story, according to Amity Shlaes, in her excellent book, The Forgotten Man.  Baldwin said to the Soviet factory workers:
But what about yourselves? Two months ago, a group of bank clerks were arrested at two o’clock in the morning.”  Here, the interpreter stopped and refused to go on…. “They were tried at four o’clock and executed at six.  Where was their right to assemble witnesses, to engage counsel, to argue their case, and, if convicted, appeal?”
"What Baldwin would “remember for decades” is a woman “approaching him with a countering argument” afterward.  “You only talked about individual justice,” she said.  “This is a bourgeois idea.' ” . . .

How do you know you are no longer a Democrat?

Anna L. Stark  "How do you know you are no longer a Democrat?

You believe and respect the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The founding documents of the United States still matter and must not be set aside.  
You believe the right to free speech applies to everyone, regardless of political party affiliation.
You believe in the sanctity of human life and abortion is murder.
You believe in the Second Amendment and the right to own guns.
You believe that the United States is a sovereign nation with recognized borders; which must be respected, guarded, and protected.
You know there are only two biological sexes. Men pretending to be women and vice-versa is make-believe. There is no such thing as being born in the wrong body.
You believe that men pretending to be women should not be allowed to use women’s bathrooms, nor should men be allowed in women’s dressing or locker rooms.
You are well aware that men have a physical advantage over women in sports and men pretending to be women should be prohibited from competing in women’s sporting events.
You believe in religious rights. Sexual orientation does not supersede your right to practice your faith, nor should you end up in a court of law, because of your faith.
You believe the ongoing illegal invasion of foreigners is detrimental to the economic well-being of the United States and must be stopped. 
You believe in the free market, capitalist economic system.
You don’t subscribe to the far-leftist, Marxist/Socialist ideology.
You believe slavery was wrong, but don’t support monetary reparations be paid to descendants of pre-Civil War African slaves.
"You think that jailing or fining people for not using make believe pronouns is absurd."

White South African farm activist is stabbed and beaten to death at her home in horrifying hammer attack

UK Daily Mail  "A South African activist who spoke out against attacks on white farmers has been found stabbed and beaten to death on her own farm.

"Annette Kennealy, 51, was killed on a smallholding in Limpopo province on either Monday night or Tuesday morning where she had been staying with an employee, police said.
"The alarm was raised by Ms Kennealy's mother, Kim Labuschagne, after she tried and failed to get in touch with her daughter on Tuesday.
"A male relative then went to the farm where Ms Kennealy's body was found face-down in a pool of blood. " . . .

. . . "Kennealy was a publicly outspoken supporter of the white Afrikaner community, a prominent farmer and a former councillor with the opposition Democratic Alliance. 
"In her last Facebook post, she shared a link alleging that 10 farm attacks, including one murder, had been reported in four days in 21019.
"She also routinely shared links and stories relating to politics in South Africa, and the government's plans to start expropriating farms from white land-owners." . . .

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation to hang with AOC instead of Trump

Do not think this will end with the departure of President Trump; the genie is out of the leftist bottle now. This will now be standard treatment meted out to any elected Republican or conservative (if any exist) Democrat. It is long past time for Americans to overcome the influences of media and academia and stand against this sinister path we are being led down. Learn anew to respect and love this republic passed on to us by founders far superior to the likes of Rapinoe, AOC, Barack Obama, Kerry, and too many others.  TD

Washington Examiner  "Megan Rapinoe accepted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's invitation for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to tour the House of Representatives after Rapinoe rejected an invite to the White House. "Consider it done @AOC," Rapinoe said Friday after the New York congresswoman extended the invite and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team beat France 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup. "It may not be the White House, but we’d be happy to welcome @mPinoe & the entire #USWMNT for a tour of the House of Representatives anytime they’d like," Ocasio-Cortez said.
. . . 
"The invitation by the New York Democrat came after Rapinoe, 33, said, " I'm not going to the f---ing White House."
“ 'No f---ing way will we be invited to the White House,” she added. “[President Trump] tries to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.' ”  . . .
Image by Dianny of Patriot Retort
Negative reaction to Rapinoe  . . . "The Internet was not pleased with Rapinoe’s move — viewing the protest as not a knock against Trump, but a hit against those who’ve selflessly
sacrificed for her freedoms to, for example, protest the national anthem. In other words, Rapinoe’s American privilege was lost on her due to her blind hatred for Trump.
"Here are some of the reactions following Rapinoe’s protest: . . ." One such:
After we all looked back last week on the incredible sacrifices and loss of life suffered on D-Day and remembered the American heroes who made victory possible while marking the 75th Anniversary— the timing of this move seems incredibly callous.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

ALERT: Former Obama Officials Caught Working With Iran To Defeat U.S. Foreign Policy

DC Whispers

"Yet another HUGE story that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Thankfully, OAN has been following the ongoing developments that outline how former Obama officials in conjunction with multiple contacts in Congress, have recently been caught working with Iranian officials to defeat the remarkably successful Trump administration’s actions in isolating and possibly hastening the collapse of the #1 sponsor of state terrorism that is the Iranian regime. 
"Let that sink in. Former Obama officials and current members of Congress are working to support and maintain one of the worst human rights violators in the entire world. The Iranian government has a long history of brutalizing women, homosexuals, and other religious and/or racial minorities. The regime is also directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of U.S. military men and women. And on a no-doubt related note, the #1 geopolitical supporter of the terrorist-loving Iranian government (besides the former Obama administration) is Russia, which sells hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military goods to the regime every year. That’s right, the very same Russian government that Democrats here in America say is a threat to our own democracy is working hand-in-hand with former Obama officials to help prop up the radical mullahs who have forced the wonderful Iranian people to live under the boot of their oppressive regime for far too long.
"Watch the news video coverage below:"
Watch the video here.

The debates: Democrat contempt for America and Americans laid bare

The difference between Trump, who loves this country, and all twenty Democrat candidates who seem to hate everything about America could not have been clearer in these two debates.  Their hatred of Trump has eaten away at their wisdom and conscience.  It has poisoned their souls.  What we saw those two nights is what is left of them: misery; intolerance; and their disdain for freedom, the Constitution, and the American people.*
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Liberals Ruled the Debates. Will Moderates Regain Their Voices?  "The Democratic debates this past week provided the clearest evidence yet that many of the leading presidential candidates are breaking with the incremental politics of the Clinton and Obama eras, and are embracing sweeping liberal policy changes on some of the most charged public issues in American life, even at the risk of political backlash.

"Vowing to eliminate private health insurance, decriminalize illegal immigration and provide government health care benefits to undocumented migrants, high-profile contenders like Senators Bernie SandersElizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are wagering that they can energize voters eager to dismantle President Trump’s hard-line policies.
"But with moderate Democrats repeatedly drowned out or on the defensive in the debates, the sprint to the left has deeply unnerved establishment Democrats, who have largely picked the party nominees in recent decades." . . .
"SICK. Kamala Harris Defends Mothers Paying Human Traffickers to Bring Their Daughters to US — One-in-Three Girls are Assaulted on the Way"
From beheading to kidnappings, there seems to be no limit to what the Mexican drug cartels are willing to do to assert their dominance—and they deal not only in drugs, but also in humans. The majority of the coyotes who help undocumented immigrants cross the border are affiliated with the cartels.
 *The debates: Democrat contempt for America and Americans laid bare  . . . "But then [Biden] got raked over the coals by Harris on the busing issue.  Talk about old news.  She lied about her own experience; her Berkeley district was not segregated.  Forced busing was a terrible solution to a very real problem in the early 1970s.  Biden was right to oppose the program; it was awful for all involved.  Harris claimed she was one of those kids bused and almost tearfully claims to have benefited, but her mother was an academic.  It's doubtful she would have ever attended a school of which her mother did not approve.  Busing was a classic case of big government's good intentions having disastrous results.  Some kids spent four hours on buses each day!" . . .

Kate McKinnon Roasts Marianne Williamson’s Democratic Debate Performance with Amazing Impression


"Welcome to the race, Marianne Williamson. During Thursday night’s Democratic Debate, as Kamala Harris skewered Joe Biden and four white dudes duked it out for a “World’s Best Dad” paper plate award, one candidate made a lasting impression: Williamson, a self-help author with little political experience. Williamson’s performance was truly something to behold (and so are the memes), so naturally, it only took a few minutes for fans to start clamoring for a Saturday Night Live impression. Well, ask and you shall receive, folks. Just a few hours after the second Democratic Debate, SNL star Kate McKinnon dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and delivered the Marianne Williamson impression to end all impressions. “My plan is to harness the energy of babies to finally put a man on the moon,” said a wide-eyed, deep-voiced McKinnon." . . .

The U.S. Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran

Victor Davis Hanson

The Trump administration can sit back and monitor Iran’s international ostracism and economic isolation while remaining unpredictable and enigmatic.

"President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The U.S. asserts that the drone was operating in international airspace. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace. 

"Anti-war critics of Trump’s Jacksonian rhetoric turned on a dime to blast him as a weak, vacillating leader afraid to call Iran to account. 

"Trump supporters countered that the president had shown Iran a final gesture of patience — and cleared the way for a stronger retaliation should Iran foolishly interpret his one-time forbearance as weakness to be exploited rather than as magnanimity to be reciprocated. 

"The charge of Trump’s being an appeaser was strange coming from leftist critics, especially given Trump’s past readiness to bomb Syrian president Bashar alAssad for allegedly using chemical weapons, his willingness to destroy ISIS through enhanced air strikes, and his liberation of American forces in Afghanistan from prior confining rules of engagement. 

"The truth is that Iran and the United States are now engaged in a great chess match. But the stakes are not those of intellectual gymnastics. The game is no game, but involves the lives, and possible deaths, of thousands." . . .

At first debate, Dems scramble to prove they’re the most pro-abortion

Life Site News

"June 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – If last night’s Democratic debate made anything crystal clear, it is that abortion extremism in its wokest and most horrific form is going to be at center-stage for the duration of this presidential election. This crowd of feticide fans wants abortion on demand, without apology, throughout all nine months of pregnancy – and funded by the taxpayer. Abortion was made to sound as if it was not just a necessary evil, but a downright noble act that every woman should feel proud to commit.
"Despite that, not a single candidate would say if they would support any restrictions on abortion at all. That is because most of them have already indicated that they support abortion until birth, but are also aware of the fact that while this position might play well with far-left progressive primary voters, it is repugnant to the vast majority of the American people. 
"That said, the Democratic candidates badly wanted to trumpet their credentials. Former Congressman and failed senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke lunged at the subject without even receiving a relevant question from the moderators, announcing that “health care also has to mean that every woman can make her own decisions about her own body, and has access to the care that makes that possible.”
" Washington Governor Jay Inslee decided that O’Rourke must be one-upped on his support for abortion, and reminded the audience, “I am the only candidate here who has passed a law protecting a woman’s right of reproductive rights in health insurance." . . .

Hat tip to The Bridgehead

Friday, June 28, 2019

Randy Newman on Short People

Democrats gave Beto O'Rourke a look when he started speaking in Spanish at the first 2020 Democratic debate

Business Insider

"Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas spoke in Spanish when answering his first question during the first 2020 Democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday and spurred some glances from his opponents.
"This economy has to work for everyone. And right now we know that it isn't," O'Rourke said as he answered a question on changes to the US economy and the marginal tax rate. "And it's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does."
Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts were seen glancing at O'Rourke as he continued answering in Spanish:" . . .

Hey, Democrats: Here’s the price I paid for your socialist dream

Enrique Padron  "American Democrats are pining ever more loudly for socialism these days, for “free” education, “free” health care and much else.
"Let me tell you about socialism as I lived it under the Fidel Castro regime.
"The house where I was born in Communist Cuba had a dirt floor, a bathroom hole-in-the-ground, which we shared with six other families, and a zinc roof that left us unbearably hot in the summer and shivering in the winter.
"We had no running water, no refrigerator and no door in the back of the house. We cooked with charcoal. My mother raised four boys by herself in that “house,” working 12 hours a day to earn 160 Cuban pesos, or approximately $6, a month.
"Why didn’t we fix it? In addition to the meager income, we had no access to hardware stores to buy nails or cement to fix our humble house. In fact, the local member of the ­National Assembly was the only person authorized to approve whether we could buy a bag of cement or a roll of roof paper — if they were available.
"We couldn’t buy these simple materials without that precious piece of paper. Can you imagine going to your congressional representative to ask for permission to buy a box of nails? Or roof tiles? Or roof paper? It seems unthinkable in the United States. But in Cuba, where we lacked the ­necessities of life, we had to. And when we complained, the authorities scolded us to be grateful for free education and free health care.
"In Cuba, it is illegal to speak against the government or complain about living conditions. We were prohibited from speaking with local media, but the journalists were state employees and wouldn’t publish our stories anyway. We couldn’t ­express our unmet needs and were reminded that we shouldn’t complain anyway, ­because we were promised — you guessed it — free education and free health care." . . .

Photo of Drowned Family Not What Dems Say It Is

Victory Girls

"As usual, however, there’s more to this story than the Democrats and the media want you to know. It turns out that Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, the father, and his wife Tania were not asylum seekers. "They weren’t even unemployed. Oscar had a job in a Papa Johns pizza shop, and Tania actually quit her job in a Chinese restaurant to take care of their daughter Valeria.
"Now this young couple wasn’t rich, to be sure; in fact they were living on $10 per day and residing with Tania’s mother. But on the other hand, their government wasn’t persecuting them on account of their “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion,” as the US Refugee Act defines asylum. In fact, Tania’s mother said they weren’t experiencing any violence.
"Moreover, Oscar’s mother didn’t want them to go:
“I begged them not to go, but he wanted to scrape together money to build a home.” 
"So there you have it. They left because they wanted to make more money. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — my grandparents did the same thing. However, they didn’t want to wait in the asylum line.
"The Ramirez family had left El Salvador on April 3, and upon arriving in Mexico they received a humanitarian visa, which meant they could work in Mexico for a year while waiting for news of their asylum request. However, after waiting two months in Mexico, they decided to make their way to the US border.
"They took a bus to Matamoros and immediately went to the International Bridge to plead their case. But, they arrived on a Sunday, and the office was closed.
"Plus, they also found out that they would have to wait weeks or months for their appointment.
"So they decided to cross the Rio Grande themselves. After all, someone told Oscar that it was easy." . . .
. . . "You can always count on Spartacus to go Extreme Pompous Ass. photo"But not to be outdone, Beto “Yo Hablo Espagñol, Bruh” O’Rourke also blamed Trump:
“Trump is responsible for these deaths. As his administration refuses to follow our laws – preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry – they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering & death. At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety.”
"Rage at Trump ramped up at Wednesday’s debate amongst the second stringers on the Team Democrat roster. One of them, Julián Castro, not only joined in the Orange Man Bad chorus, he had help from “moderator” José Diaz-Balart, too." . . .

Winner of #DemDebate Night One: John Delaney, whoever he is

Legal Insurrection
"Biggest Loser: Elizabeth Warren, who came across as just another politician on stage."

"The first night of the Democratic Debate was unimpressive. Most of the candidates were trying to out-liberal the others. It was all so, shall we say, unimpressive.
"The moderators clearly favored Elizabeth Warren, repeatedly going back to her for questions, particularly at the beginning.
"You had Warren’s tough gal act, Beto’s wandering mind and Spanish language lesson plan, Bill de Blasio’s almost full-blown commie schtick, Spartacus, and Amy Klobuchar’s Minnesota nice routine.
Who won?
"Let’s focus on the purpose of an early debate — for all but the top few candidates, it’s name recognition and not coming across as a marginal freak. Tulsi Gabbard achieved a little of that, but far and away the voice of sanity was someone I never had heard of.
"He spoke about how Medicare for all, which depends on reimbursement rates so low it would bankrupt most hospitals, was not viable. That goes against the grain of the Democratic Party, where most of the leading candidates have jumped on some version of Bernie’s plan."
. . . 
"Warren’s unimpressive performance should not be a surprise to anyone familiar with her 2012 debate performances against Scott Brown. She didn’t do well at all, despite her much-ballyhooed high school debating history. She’s wooden on stage because she sticks too heavily to a script. Warren emerged as just another politician on stage.
"John Delaney emerged from the complete wilderness to someone about whom people are asking, ‘who is this guy?’ For someone with almost zero name recognition, mission accomplished."

Omar: concentration camps are where people are concentrated. Kinda like the Scout Jamboree or infantry bivouacs.

Washington Times

. . . "Earlier this week, Wayfair employees protested after learning products from the website went to detention centers. Not just any products, but beds and mattresses specifically for children.
"Wayfair’s co-founder and chief technology officer Steve Conine had a hard time defending the company’s choice to ship products detention centers. From Forbes:"' . . .
Andrew Wilkow

Winner of #DemDebate Night Two: Illegal Immigrants  . . . "Decades of experience doing this kind of thing served Biden well. Kamala Harris smartly picked a fight with Biden, dare I say intentionally, and successfully used him for her best moment of the night, even if it was completely contrived. But God bless Uncle Joe, he refused to back down from Miss Victimhood Supreme."  . . .

Future world leaders debate one another
Why all 10 Dems raised their hands last night in support of unpopular free medical care for illegals . . . "How could the Democrats have maneuvered themselves into embracing policies that would alienate so many voters?
"I think the answer lies on a fatal mistake that they made in the frenzied atmosphere of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Once they embraced the bullying tactics of the hard-left progs when applied to Trump, the GOP, and conservatives, they opened Pandora's box.  The radical wing of the Democrats shouts the loudest and has been paid enough deference by the politicians of its party that the progs feel perfectly comfortable attacking any Democrats who do not hew to their extreme policy preferences.  Having used bullies to attack their enemies, the Dems' political class are now being bullied themselves into expressing support for policies that will drive away the centrist voters to whom they must appeal in order to win the presidency.
"Not a single Democrat last night had the courage to stand up to this insane plan.  Voters will notice."

The Democrat debate farce "What characterizes a farce?  A farce is a literary piece that "contains highly improbable situations, stereotyped characters, violent horseplay, extravagant exaggeration." suggests that "[i]f you describe a situation or event as a farce, you mean that it is so disorganized or ridiculous that you cannot take it seriously."
 . . . "It is hilarious to hear 20 persons boasting "I am the best" when their tirades and self-aggrandizement lacks substance and evidence.  While laughing uproariously, we can reject them all.

I fear the silliness of so many people who vote. TD

Julian Castro Pounds the Table, Demanding Abortion for Men, Too  . . . "It was not immediately clear whether Castro simply misspoke and made an unwoke gaffe by supporting abortion for a “trans female” — that is, a biological man who identifies as a woman — or had reached some transcendent level of wokeness by supporting tax-funded abortions in biologically impossible circumstances." . . .

Tragedy is good for the demagogues


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Bad Move: Bill De Blasio Quotes Che Guevara In Miami

Weasel Zippers (Video at the link)

Democrat presidential candidate Bill de Blasio quotes communist terrorist Che Guevara while speaking in Miami
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"Of course he meant it, he just didn’t think that he’d get called on it.
"Via CBS:

Although he will not be at the debate Thursday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s gaffe at a Miami rally has stirred controversy in Florida.
De Blasio says he did not mean to quote Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the iconic Marxist revolutionary who helped install Fidel Castro as Cuba’s dictator, during an appearance in Miami on Thursday.
“Hasta la victoria, siempre!” de Blasio said at a rally for striking airline workers at Miami Airport. The quote, which translates to “Ever on to victory,” is associated so closely with Guevara that it appears alongside his portrait on t-shirts and buttons sold as symbols of revolution.
De Blasio later said that he did not mean to quote Guevara.
“I did not know the phrase I used in Miami today was associated with Che Guevara & I did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way. I certainly apologize for not understanding that history,” de Blasio, who in his twenties was an outspoken supporter of Nicaragua’s socialist Sandinista movement, tweeted Thursday afternoon.

How Can Biden Stay In Now?—Part 2

  Commentary Magazine But Joe Biden is not getting younger, and it’s doubtful he’s going to get more skilled—or that he will show a kind of...