Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ann Coulter: Court to the Washington Post: Don’t Try Too Hard to Get It Right

First, see how CNN reports the episode:

Are no CNN reporters sick of this propaganda channel's demagoguery?

Ann Coulter  "Last week, U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman dismissed Nick Sandmann's $250 million defamation suit against The Washington Post for its stories about a mythical racist hate-crime allegedly committed by Sandmann, a Catholic schoolboy, against fake war hero and "Indigenous Person" Nathan Phillips. 

"This is why people of sound judgment and good character despise the press, and also the courts. 

"For three days running after the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, the Post published vicious hit pieces -- six articles and three tweets, along with a deceptively edited 59-second video -- portraying the teenaged boy as a Goebbels-level racist, who violently smirked at a hapless Indian. 

"Thus, according to the Post, while waiting with his classmates at the Lincoln Memorial for their bus to arrive, Sandmann: 
-- "accost(ed)" and "physically intimidated" Phillips; 
-- blocked Phillips, refusing to let him retreat; 
-- was part of a group chanting "build that wall," "Trump2020," and "go back to Africa" at Phillips and assorted other left-wing, America-hating activists; 
-- only relented in his taunting, "when Phillips and other activists walked away.” 
"This is "true" in the sense of being the exact opposite of the truth. 

"Switch the aggressor and the prey and you've got the picture -- as proved by a one-hour, 46-minute video triumphantly posted on Facebook by the Black Hebrew Israelites the same day as the Post's first article on the incident. (They were the ones screaming at the Covington boys, calling them "incest babies," "dirty ass crackers," and "future school shooters." Sounds like a nice school trip.) 

"As the video makes clear, Sandmann was standing in the same place the whole time, minding his own business, when Phillips made a beeline to him, planted himself in front of the teenager and began banging his drum and singing loudly inches from Sandmann's face.

Democrats just purged white party staffers, and it's a bigger deal than anyone wants to admit

But according to exit poll data, whites have been increasingly abandoning the Democratic Party in the last 20 years. They voted just four points more Republican than the median voter in the 1982 midterm election, but 18 points more Republican in 2018.

Washington Examiner  "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white.

"It appears that no one had anything against these particular staffers ... except for the color of their skin. Although roughly half the committee’s full-time staff (13 of 27) were nonwhite, this was not enough for some Democratic members of Congress. They complained DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois had brought in too many white staffers when she won the position. And they put enough pressure on her that she sacrificed her loyal staffers to the god of diversity.
"Even if all these staffers ended up with cushy lobbying jobs as a reward for their loyalty, this is still a lot more shocking than people perhaps realize.
"There are two possible interpretations of this mass-purge at the DCCC. Either a few Democrats are making a racial issue out of a patronage question, once again knifing each other under the cover of intersectionality, or Democrats are genuinely angry that half the staff at the DCCC are white. As often happens with the Democratic Left, it is difficult to tell just where the insincerity ends and the fanaticism begins.
"But either interpretation implies that this is not a party fit to govern.
"Nobody wants to see whites take up identity politics or demand a certain quota of jobs anywhere. But that isn't what this was about. This is about an organization that fires people from their current jobs because of their skin color. The insinuation that racist influences led Bustos to choose her staff and pass over better nonwhite candidates marks a continuation of what New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started when she absurdly accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of racism and sexism.
"This firing, and that’s what it is, not a free resignation, sends a message to everyone, and especially to young people of any race who are interested in politics. If an organization is actually willing to fire you from your job just because you’re white, do you really want to be involved with it?" . . .

Fact-Check: NYC 9/11 Top Cop Confirms Trump Was ‘Constantly’ at Ground Zero


"After the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Donald Trump was “constantly” at Ground Zero “motivating” and “inspiring” first responders during their rescue efforts, confirmed Bernie Kerik — who served as New York City’s police commissioner at the time — in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host John Hayward. 

"News media outlets such as CNN and Vox characterized Trump as mendacious following Trump’s recollection of 9/11 and its aftermath during public remarks on Monday regarding his signing into law an extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

“ 'I was sitting there when he said that,” shared Kerik of Trump’s aforementioned remarks. “I didn’t think one thing of the remarks, because I know they’re true. … I must have seen [Donald Trump] down there — I don’t know — I want to say between five and ten times walking through Ground Zero, talking to the first responders — motivating, inspiring, whatever you want to call it — and he wasn’t the only one.' ”  . . .

On Tuesday's Democrat debate

The debate that was and the debate that wasn't  . . . "The attacks gave Warren and Sanders the opportunity to double-down on their leftism, thereby firing up their supporters and sounding fierce enough to raise confidence that they can hold their own if they face Donald Trump.
"Since Warren and Sanders didn’t clash, there was no clear winner between the two. However, I give the nod to Warren because she came across as less weird than Sanders. " . . .
"Bernie got louder and louder as the night went on and Tim Ryan commented on it."
Pete Buttigieg:  When the subject of the minimum wage came up, Pete Buttigieg, who frequently implies that he is more Christian than anyone else, suggested that you are not a decent Christian if you don’t support raising the minimum wage. 

Don Lemon: CNN host Don Lemon was included as a moderator in this debate for some reason. He is not a journalist, he is an opinion guy and he absolutely hates Trump. He made that crystal clear with this question. Note the wording:  

Marianne Williamson Wins Drudge Poll After Breakout Debate Performance . . . "An early count shows Williamson garnered nearly 48 percent of the vote, while former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) came in second place with 11 percent. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in third and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) placed fourth with roughly 6 percent each.
"Williamson stole the show with several breakout moments. The author received raucous applause when she said it is no surprise Americans think politicians are all “yada, yada, yada,” for taking donations from corporate America." . . .
Delaney goes for broke at Dem debate as truth-teller  . . . "John Delaney had what many consider the best moment of the debate, telling Bernie Sanders why his Medicare for All program would seriously degrade the quality of health care (via Grabien):"

NR: John Delaney, We Hardly Knew Ye  "When he fails to qualify for the next debate, his voice of reason will be missed. "

For One Night, the Democrats Put the Woke Olympics on Hold
. . . "Americans of all political stripes should not be wishing for the irresponsibility or extremism of their opponents, even if they perceive that opposing extremism increases their own chances for victory. In a closely divided country, extremists can win, and their victory will further fracture a nation that’s already in the grips of a spirit of rage and fear." . . .

Dare we hope the next season of "Blue Bloods" will deal with this?

Tony Branco

Hands Off the Babylon Bee: Snopes just can’t stop ‘fact-checking’ a conservative satire site.

From the Babylon Bee: Snopes Issues Pre-Approval Of All Statements Made During Tonight's Democratic Debate

David French at National Review  . . . "I used to love the website Snopes. It was one-stop shopping for fact-checking and debunking urban legends old and new.

"For years — to take one example — I had lamented the tragic death of Little Mikey of Life cereal fame. According to everyone in my school, he died when he mixed Pop Rocks candy with Coca-Cola. The resulting chemical reaction caused a grisly stomach explosion, and Mikey passed into the Great Beyond.

"But after decades of grief, Snopes lifted my heart. Mikey lived, his real name was John Gilchrist, and as of 2012 he was the director of media sales at the MSG network. For good measure, in that very same article, Snopes revealed that my favorite gum from childhood did not, in fact, contain spider eggs.

"Snopes, however, was not content with performing its vital public service of debunking crazy rumors and easing childhood fears. It had pretensions to be something more. It took the cultural goodwill built up over years of truth-telling and decided to make a real difference. It kept fact-checking urban legends (Is the “zombie chicken” video real? Click here to find out), but it also began fact-checking politicians and news sites, and conducting its own investigative reports. For a time it entered into a relationship with Facebook to help combat “fake news.” Thanks to this pivot, Snopes is — and has long been — one of the most powerful and influential fact-checkers on the Internet.

"And that brings me to one of my favorite websites, the Babylon Bee. It’s distinctly conservative, it’s distinctly Christian, it’s very, very funny (especially if you’ve grown up as an Evangelical Christian), and it’s obviously, clearly satire. Click on the site, and the banner advertisement describes it as “fake news you can trust.” By contrast, the well-known secular satire site The Onion calls itself “America’s finest news source.' ” . . .

Snopes may want to fact-check all this:

Don Lemon Tries to Convince Viewers CNN is Not Biased, Does Not Hate Trump

Accuracy in Media  "Don Lemon has begun a campaign to convince viewers CNN does not hate Trump, love the Democrats or engage in biased reporting.
"Earlier this month, speaking at the Financial Time Future of News event, Lemon said flatly the network is “not liberal,”  which set off a storm of reaction from conservatives in the media.

"Then, on Tuesday, in a segment to promote Jim Acosta’s new book, “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time To Tell The Truth in America,” Lemon doubled down. 
“ 'For all those people who say oh, the the the press … CNN hates Trump and CNN is, you know, loves the Democrats,” Lemon began .
“ 'I watched Manu Raju with Nancy Pelosi who clearly did not want to answer Manu’s questions today, even in her body language. And you know what? He persisted, and he asked her the tough questions anyway. So anyone, a Democrat, a Republican, regardless of who it is, if you hold a position of power, we the journalists at CNN are going to question you about it whether you like it or not.”
"Acosta responded : “That’s right. We’re here to hold their feet to the fire. And just because we’re pro-truth doesn’t mean that we’re anti-Trump and, as I write throughout this book and I try to close it out on a hopeful note, we are not the enemy of the people. We are defenders of the people, and we want to defend the people because we’re devoted to the people.
“ 'You and I Don, our families, our parents, our kids, our loved ones … we all think about all those folks when we come into the office and do this job on a daily basis. We’re not here to spin things or color things a certain way. We’re here to get the people reliable, accurate information on a daily basis. That’s why we all come in to work every day. We get a high out of it. And I just want to make sure we can keep this going as a country.”
"Others got a high out of assembling – or re-assembling – lists of instances of bias by Lemon and others on CNN." . . .  Like this Lemon soon-to-be classic

CNN Debate Moderator Don Lemon to Candidates: Hey, What About Trump's Bigotry?!  . . . This truly is shocking. Everybody already knew that Lemon is a fake journalist, but with this question, he truly takes his liberal hackery to a whole new level. He isn't even asking the Democratic candidates whether Trump is a bigot in their eyes. Oh no, his bigotry is apparently a fact. And so the question is: how do you convince voters that his bigotry is a bigger issue than the economy?
"I've seldom seen such an obvious case of framing. This is extreme, even for the liberal mainstream media.
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"Of course, the Democratic candidates were happy to play along. This is exactly what they want voters to believe about President Trump: that he is a disgusting bigot. A racist. A hater of all minorities, be they Hispanics, gays, or African Americans.
"How pathetic is it that CNN still presents Lemon as some kind of journalist? He isn't. He's a partisan hack. That's fine -- he's allowed to be a liberal propagandist -- but CNN and he should be honest about it. Instead, they lie and deceive the public by pretending that he is a neutral and objective journalist who just reports the facts.
"Thank God that increasingly more people are switching off CNN."

After Gilroy: Mass shootings a white thing? Oh, hell, no. "Colin Flaherty explodes the myth yet again."

Colin Flaherty  "Even before the final butcher's bill was presented for the Sunday-night mass shooting in Gilroy, the blue checkers and talking heads were filling their platforms with fairy tales that most mass shooters are white.
"But in the two-week run-up to Gilroy, there were 36 other mass shootings from coast to coast — and 34 of those shooters were black.  One was white and one Hispanic.  These results echo a New York Times story from 2016 that stated, much to the surprise and chagrin of the reporters, that whenever there are three or more victims of gunfire, 75 percent of  shooters in America are black.
"Today, that number looks a bit generous to black sensibilities.
"But numbers from the New York Times and ten stories from good ol' Colin this year documenting hundreds of black mass shootings did not do much to remove the blinders of those who insist mass shootings are a white thing. 
" 'Here's a fact that republicans are too stupid to grasp," said Mark K (@MarkRK47) on Twitter.  "Every mass shooting in the US is carried out by a white supremacist.  Every.  Single.  One."
"Sibel Edmonds (@SibelEdmonds) chimed in to at least admit the possibility that not all mass shooters are white: "One hard hitting fact: In the chronic USA mass shooting incidents, in 99+% of the cases, the perpetrators: White, Anglo-Saxon, Christian, Americans."
"Salon, the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, and other staples of the mass media cannot spread these fairy tales fast enough.  The facts tell a different story — the opposite story.
"Anyone up for a magical mystery tour of mass shootings over the last two weeks where black people shot three or more people?  (You can follow along on my video; just click here.

Can Someone Please Vote CNN Off the Stage? Especially Don, the Lemon

Yahoo/Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg  "Ten of the Democrats debated on Tuesday night. But the debate was dominated by Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Don Lemon – CNN’s moderators.
"Norm Ornstein got it right:
"It’s not just that the time allocations were harsh. (The candidates were constantly being cut off, sometimes after being given all of 15 seconds to make their points.) And not just that the time allocation seemed somewhat arbitrary.
"No, it was the questioning that really fell short – very, very short.
"The CNN moderators, again and again, employed the very worst types of questions. One style that Tapper used repeatedly early on was interrupting to insist that the candidates stick to a portion of a topic that he found interesting (such as whether their health care plans would involve increases in taxes for the middle class) rather than what they wanted to talk about. The night also featured too many gotcha questions, in which a candidate is challenged about something they said. (1) But even worse was a constant theme of asking one candidate to fight with another. Candidate X, what do you think of Candidate Y’s plan?" . . .
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WaPo Trump-hater dismayed by CNN’s embarrassing lack of professionalism and showmanship in debate coverage  "Last night, CNN disgraced itself with unprofessional behavior by its moderators and just plain dumb decisions on staging the event.  
"Don Lemon declared President Trump a bigot in a question director at Senator Amy Klobuchar (who wisely refused to take the bait to label Trump voters bigots):
Senator Klobuchar, what do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?"
. . .  "If the DNC were smart, they’d reverse their ban on Fox News offering a debate and ban CNN instead. But there’s a better chance of me winning the Powerball lottery."

Oath sworn to by all members of Congress, including Democrats

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
As early as 2014 This Was Being Stated: "Democrats’ “Rewriting” Their Congressional Oath of Office"
Here’s a small sampling of what Turley had to say.  “The framers would be horrified, because everything they did was to create balance between the branches of government and we’ve lost it.”  They designed a system to prevent “the concentration of powers in any one branch.”  Mr. Turley used powerful descriptors like “unstable” and “dangerous”, and pointedly said he was “astonished at the degree of passivity in Congress, particularly among Democrats” as they’ve allowed “the usurpation of legislative authority unprecedented in this country”.
Congressional Oath of Office Required - Bible Optional

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Alyssa Milano's Political Activism Prompts Millions To Ask Themselves, 'Who Is Alyssa Milano?'

(Right)  Milano's publicity death stare at Judge Kavanaugh

Babylon Bee  "Some recent social media posts and public comments from a person named Alyssa Milano have caused millions of Americans to stop what they are doing and ask themselves a crucial question: “Who is Alyssa Milano?”

"The Twitter user’s opinionated tweets on a far range of issues, such as abortion, racism and immigration law, came fast and furious last week and could no longer be ignored. Concerned citizens across the nation were forced to look themselves in the mirror and ask, “Alyssa who?”

"Provocative tweets about current events from the allegedly famous person have sparked lots of discussion and debate among the nation about who exactly she is and what old TV shows she might have been in. Much controversy has also been generated concerning why she thinks people should listen to her opinions and what makes her someone people should listen to.

"The tweets seem to have had their desired effect, as phrases like “who is Alisa [sic] Milano?”, “has anyone heard of this Alyssa Milano person?”, and “where can I buy Milano cookies?” have jumped to the top of the most popular internet search terms.

"At publishing time, sources were investigating rumors that Ms. Milano was a child actor who once starred in a 1980s sitcom called Punky Brewster."

The changes and their effect on American culture and her leaders - we elect

Rashida Tlaib Spouts Politically Correct Anti-Semitism for the 21st Century
. . . "Today’s anti-Semitism portrays Israel as the villain despite the Jewish state’s perpetual struggle to defend itself against attacks from terrorists so full of hate they’re willing to strap bombs on their own children in order to inflict grief and loss on their Jewish neighbors." . . .
. . . "Tlaib says that boycotting Israel is akin to boycotting the Nazi regime. She has it backward, in classic Orwellian fashion. Leading up to the Holocaust, Nazi Germany boycotted, divested, and sanctioned Jewish businesses. Some 75 years later, relatively few Jews remain in Germany." . . .

Who is still aware of this previous boycott, divest, sanction movement?

2018: Wake up Democrats, our party is un-American  . . . "If this problem was temporary, or affecting only a few in leadership, I would still say vote Republican based on their disgraceful behavior during the Judge Kavanaugh hearings. But this has been going on for a long time – something younger Democrats need to know. And no matter what we hear in the media, our party’s current behavior was a problem long before Donald Trump." . . .

America’s Changing Religious Identity

Then there is Ilhan Omar. We await her comment on this: Yikes – Two Somali Refugees Arrested for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS…  According to court documents, both defendants came to the United States as refugees from Somalia. At the time of their arrest, Mohamed had obtained lawful permanent resident status and Hussein remained a refugee. (read more). And here.

Trump is absolutely right about ‘con man’ Al Sharpton

NY Post

"Once upon a time, when I was editing this newspaper’s opinion pages, somebody decided that it wouldn’t hurt to have a slightly more cordial relationship with the Rev. Al ­Sharpton.

"So there we were, in a Manhattan steakhouse, discussing not much because it quickly had become clear that Sharpton enjoyed being New York’s premier racial grievance-monger, so there was no common ground to be had.
"But he did show a flicker of interest in a $350 cognac on the after-dinner menu — glancing over with amusement in his eyes as the waiter hovered. “If you do, reverend,” I said, “I’m asking for separate checks.”
"Then came that towering thundercloud of a frown — meant to intimidate, as all too often it does.
"I laughed. He screwed his face up tighter. I laughed again.
"And then so did he, and presently the evening ended with a handshake and a personal lesson learned: If you push back at Rev, Al, he’s not so tough.
"Not enough people understand that though — not enough see through the scam." . . .

Black Pastor Says It’s ‘Hard To Believe’ That Trump Is Racist After Meeting With Him
. . . "Owens has previously criticized ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick for opposing the Betsy Ross flag and is a vocal supporter of the president." . . .

Post-Mueller revelations maybe?

"Additionally, Mr. diGenova states confidently that U.S. Attorney John Durham is not conducting a “review”, but is conducting a full criminal investigation with a grand jury empaneled and currently receiving testimony from witnesses."

Joe diGenova: “Declassified documents will be released this week … by Wednesday” (July 31st)….  

. . . On May 23rd, 2019, President Trump gave AG Bill Barr unilateral authority to declassify documents.  A month later, against the backdrop of more evidence surfacing showing corruption within the DOJ and FBI (June 14th, 2019), and with a negative balance in the trust account, twenty three House republicans asked President Trump not to wait.
"Here’s the list of material possible for declassification, and the intelligence offices who hold custodial authority over the compartmented documents. This was the original list as outlined in 2018: . . .

  • All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (FBI) (ODNI).
  • All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI)
  • All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI). All supportive documents and material provided by Bruce Ohr to the FBI. (FBI)
  • All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);
  • All intelligence documents that were presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016 that pertain to the FISA application used against U.S. person Carter Page; including all intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court. (CIA) (FBI) (DOJ) (ODNI) (DoS) (NSA)  Presumably this would include the recently revealed State Dept Kavalac email; and the FBI transcripts from wiretaps of George Papadopoulos (also listed in Carter Page FISA). [AKA ‘Bucket Five’]
  • All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices. (FBI) (DOJ) (DOJ-NSD) (ODNI)
  • The originating CIA “EC” or two-page electronic communication from former CIA Director John Brennan to FBI Director James Comey that started Operation Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016. (CIA) (FBI) (ODNI). . . 

How to Tell If a Trump Supporter Is Racist

Every conservative knows his responses to these three questions are heartfelt and true, so these questions can help conservatives come to see the left's charge of conservative racism as medieval Jews came to see the anti-Semites' blood libel charge: as a lie.
Dennis Prager, Jewish World Review

Every nonliberal leftist — that is, nearly every Democrat running for president, New York Times and Washington Post columnist, CNN and MSNBC host, and your leftwing brother in-law — labels every Trump supporter and, of course, President Donald Trump, a "racist." 

"And they don't stop there. Leftists don't only label the half of the country that supports the president "racist," they label all whites and America itself "racist." If your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university, it is close to certain he or she was repeatedly told that America and all whites are racist. According to the left, whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who don't admit it. 

"Every conservative and many liberals know this is a big lie. The great question is: Do leftists believe it? It is impossible to know. But this we do know: If you repeat something often enough, and if your Weltanschauung (worldview) and that which gives your life meaning are dependent upon believing something, you will eventually believe it.

"So here is a way to show it is a lie.

"Ask any white conservative, including one who supports Trump, the following three questions: . . .  Full article here.

3 Members Of The Squad Have Deeply Uncertain Political Futures, One May Be A Senator Soon. . .

. . . in the "world's greatest deliberative body".

Clarion News

(L-R) Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) leave after a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump earlier in the day, on Capitol Hill July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. – President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they’re not happy in the United States “they can leave.” (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
"In the span of time it would normally take a new member of Congress to figure out where their floor’s bathroom is, four freshmen House members [have] become the hottest political commodities in a generation.

"Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley — the Squad. From the covers of magazines to unprecedented solo town halls on cable television typically reserved for presidential candidates, the junior Jacobins of the Democratic caucus occupy the daily news cycle at a level that rivals one tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump.

"But how long can this last?

"The mythologizing of the Squad’s ascent as the ushering in of a new era in American politics doesn’t hold up to scrutiny when examined closely. Two of them, Tlaib and Omar were running for open seats, and the two that challenged incumbents, AOC and Pressley were running against fossilized, white politicians in majority-minority districts that hadn’t had a real election in almost a decade." . . .

Sources weighing in on Baltimore

The city of Baltimorereceived $1.8 billion of our money under the guise of Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with little to show for it.  We have stuffed the pockets of race pimps and their hateful political benefactors as they organize mobs like Antifa and Black Lives Matter to physically attack us.   M. Catharine Evans
Is Obama Canceled? Former President Also Trashed Baltimore, The 
Gem Of The Chesapeake  "So, apparently, Baltimore has been this gem on the Chesapeake that is immune to criticism because…Democrats run it. No, it’s because President Donald Trump decided to take a swing at Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), whose district swings into parts of the city. Baltimore has a crime problem, it’s corrupt, and it’s rat-infested. These were things that Trump pointed out that sent the Democratic Party into meltdown mode. You bet the accusation of racism were hurled." . . .

President Trump targets money-grubbing Democrats shackling their voters to hellhole cities  "It's about time we had a president shine a light on these race-baiting so-called civil rights icons like Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), whose "own" people live in rat-infested, feces-encrusted, gun-controlled kill zones while he and his fellow third-world thugs amass millions.  Cummings is just one in a cabal of looters whose accident of birth endowed them with a skin color that yields a high rate of return.
. . . Speaker Nancy Pelosi also weighed in from Italy, where, according to reports, she is not exactly visiting the poor and downtrodden.  No, Nancy, another congressperson worth hundreds of millions while her constituents defecate, shoot up, and sleep on the streets of San Francisco, was dining at a classy Venetian restaurant as she defended Cummings, calling him "a beloved leader in Baltimore."
From comedian Argus Hamilton:
  "President Trump met with an inner city group Monday to the catcalls of Democrats who say he just pays lip service to civil rights. It’s a steady drumbeat that wears on Trump’s credibility. Over the weekend, President Trump called Baltimore disgusting and rat-infested, and yet still people say he lies              "President Trump fired back at his border policy critic Congressman Elijah Cummings Friday and ripped his Baltimore home district for being rat infested. In reply CNN and MS-NBC called Trump a racist over eleven hundred times during the weekend.  Just what race do they think rats are?              "President Trump’s attack on Elijah Cummings’s squalid West Baltimore district is a recitation of rat infestation and high crime rate detailed by the Baltimore Sun and PBS.  Trump said nobody wants to live in Baltimore now, and thanks to the murder rate, many of their dreams are coming true              "Elijah Cummings’s House district includes the black area of West Baltimore and the extremely wealthy Horse Country region in Maryland that extends to the Eastern Shore.  Both precincts recognize the first rule of capitalism. Build a better mousetrap and the world will still call you a racist" . . .
This is what kabuki Theater looks like

"As surely and inflexibly ritualistic as its Japanese antecedent, yet another Kabuki performance is on display in our media. As koto music is plucked in the background, we see Donald Trump astride the stage, boldly making an "insensitive" tweet. His antagonist, in this case Elijah "Bowling Ball Head" Cummings, then dramatically declares that Trump is a racist for calling his largely black congressional district a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" and a "very dangerous & filthy place." Offstage, kodo drums beat loudly to indicate that a storm is gathering or, perhaps, just to wake up an audience that has seen this drama way too often.

"Unavoidably, anything we could say about this idiocy would pretty much be Kabuki commentary at this point, so we'll just say that it's pretty odd for a President of the United States to be called a white racist because he says that poor black Americans should be able to live in communities which aren't filled with rats, poverty, and crime.

"Elijah Cummings is, of course, against that notion..."