The DNC announced that they had “certified” ten candidates to appear in the next Democratic debate, and as I suspected, Tulsi Gabbard, who deflated Silicon Valley pet Kamala Harris’ support by pointing out her record as California Attorney General (and who also occasionally showed some sense, so she never fit in with the cool kids in this group) was left out. This despite the fact that she’s polling higher than some of the people the DNC let in. They claim her polls didn’t meet their double super-secret criteria. I would note that they kept Gabbard out while letting some men who poll below her in, which smells like rank sexism to me, but whatever.
Some of the ten who were excluded did not have kind words to say about the DNC’s lack of transparency, questionable rules and apparent favoritism, but if they watched the 2016 primary, at least they can’t say they’re surprised. Some are vowing to continue, including New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, who is moving on to Nevada and New Hampshire. I guess anything is better than going home and dealing with the mess he’s made in New York. Although I half expected to see him outside the venue on debate night, holding a homemade sign that reads, “Will tax the h*** out of you for food.”
I mentioned that it seemed to be “Fake News Thursday,” and I wasn’t the only one who noticed. The mainstream media met the day with such a blizzard of lies that Stephen Kruiser, who does the daily morning round-up for PJ Media, had to devote his entire edition to covering all the retractions.
I already told you about Lawrence O’Donnell making up Russian collusion fables about President Trump on MSNBC and being spanked hard by Trump’s attorneys, and about WaPo lifting a comment out of context from Trump’s Press Secretary and applying it to an unrelated story. But there's much more...
NBC ran a story (illustrated with a picture of the eeeeeeevil Trump, naturally) claiming that as of October, the government would no longer automatically consider children born outside the US to US service members as American citizens. After it went all over the Internet (where it will no doubt continue to be cited with fury by Democratic Presidential candidates, just like the debunked “fine people on both sides” lie), NBC issued a retraction, admitting that the new policy only applies to children adopted outside the US, not children born to service members. And they’re not denied US citizenship, they just have to fill out paperwork; it won’t be granted automatically.
The New York Times also burnished the fine reputation for bedbuggery that it’s earned this week by running a slanderous hit piece on the Tea Party, blaming it for the atmosphere of anger in politics, with added commentary by Paul “Markets will never recover under Trump” Krugman chiming in to claim that the Tea Party was never about small government or budget deficits but only “racial anger,” and it opposed big government “only to the extent that it helps ‘Those People.’”
To set the record straight: I was around in the early days of the Tea Party movement. I went to some rallies, and met a lot of the people involved, who, incidentally, represented a wide spectrum of racial backgrounds. There were three things I never once saw at any Tea Party rally that you might easily see at any leftist gathering:
1. Angry, violent, racist rhetoric.
2. Piles of litter and garbage.
3. Paul Krugman.
Finally (well, it’s the last example I’ll mention anyway), I was on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum Wednesday, and I’ll toss this on the Fake News pile: one topic we discussed was the Washington Post having to issue a retraction after a columnist lifted a quote from author J.D. Vance totally out of context in an attempt to tie him, and the pro-life movement in general, to white supremacists. The video of the Aug. 28 show is at FoxNews.com, and if you can’t access it, it should appear soon on YouTube:
We also talked about a shocking new survey showing how young Americans are rejecting patriotism and religion and embracing the failed, poisonous system of socialism. It’s a stunning indictment of what a terrible mistake it was for parents to allow the left to infiltrate the school system and turn it into an indoctrination camp. The story included some on-the-street interviews with young people who blame America for all the ills of the world, and one jaw-dropping moment when a young woman says it’s really difficult to be a proud American “when so many Americans are getting deported.”
Seriously. I assumed she probably went to college, because I don’t know how she could be that ignorant if she hadn’t.
I’ve noted before that the left can’t point to any successes out of experience or history, so the only way they win arguments is to rewrite history and redefine words. In this case, they’ve convinced a young woman that we are “deporting Americans.”
“Deporting” means sending someone back to their nation of origin, usually because they have violated the law so egregiously (note to college students: that means “badly”) that their host nation doesn’t want to deal with them anymore. You know, like MS-13 gang members being deported back to Mexico. So think hard: How can America “deport” Americans? You should know instinctively that the people being deported are not Americans because America can’t deport Americans. Where would we send them?
Of course, this confusion is the end result of the left constantly redefining words. "Illegal alien" was clear and accurate, so it had to be declared non-PC and replaced with "illegal immigrant," then "undocumented immigrant," then "undocumented resident," until the idea has now become so fuzzily-defined that illegal alien criminals are indistinguishable from "Americans." So we're deporting Americans.
As idiotic as that is, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Trump Deports Americans!” were tomorrow’s big headline story on most major media outlets.
A big salute to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for taking a clear stand against the Obama Administration’s hostility to and restrictions on religious beliefs among military members. It’s said that there are no atheists in foxholes, but most of the previous Administration’s military officials never spent any time in a foxhole. Wilkie had some choice words for them about the history of the US, its military and its religious foundations. In short, we don’t have a military so we can wage war on our own soldiers’ religious freedoms.
Last week, in a 2-1 decision, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling and sided with Christian videographers Carl and Angel Larsen, ruling that the state of Minnesota did not have the right to force them to accept jobs making videos of same-sex weddings. The state had threatened them with steep fines and even prison time if they refused to compromise their religious values. But the Court wrote that wedding videos “are a form of speech that is entitled to First Amendment protection. The Supreme Court long ago recognized that ‘expression by means of motion pictures is included within the free speech and free press guaranty of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.’”
To all the leftists going ballistic over this, I suggest you stop and think what would happen if all the Christians and conservatives in America decided that Hollywood was not properly serving the entire US community and was discriminating against us, so we sued all the movie and TV studios, demanding that half of all the films and TV shows they create start fairly depicting our point of view.
Wow, it got so quiet, I can hear crickets.