If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the left in recent years, it’s that words are far more important than actual accomplishments. For instance, it doesn’t matter that President Trump has kept us out of war while giving us perhaps the best economy ever, what matters is those appalling tweets.
And here we go again, with the latest manufactured “OUTRAGE!!!!” storm over Trump describing the one-sided, locked-door, unconstitutional attempt by House Democrats to impeach him as a “lynching.” Cue the usual commentators to hurl themselves into a frenzy. Doesn’t Trump realize how offensive it is to use the word “lynching”?! “Lynching” has a very ugly, triggering, racial history, because it refers to the horrific, unjust hanging of black people. Only a disgusting racist who should be removed from office would ever use the word “lynching” to refer to an impeachment investigation!
So thanks to RedState.com for this list of videos of prominent Democrats referring to Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment hearings as a “lynching” run by a Republican “lynch mob.” (For the record, actual “lynch mobs” of the type Democrats are now referencing were usually Democrats.)
These Democrats include major Trump impeachment peddler Jerry Nadler and Joe Biden. Biden just yesterday called Trump’s use of the word “lynching” in reference to impeachment “abhorrent” and “despicable.” But when it was pointed out to Biden that he'd used the same word in the exact same circumstances, Joe explained that that was totally different because…well…uh…TRUUUUUUUMP!!!
Bonus points to Red State for reminding us that CNN, which spent much of Tuesday feigning shock and outrage at Trump for using the word “lynching,” itself described the Benghazi hearings as “the high-tech lynching of Hillary Clinton.” Those disgusting racists.
Once again, if it weren’t for double standards, today’s Democrats and the media (pardon my redundancy) would have no standards at all.
PS – Not everyone in DC pretended to need smelling salts over Trump’s use of the word “lynching” to describe the Kafkaesque impeachment circus being conducted by Adam Schiff. Senate Majority Leader Lindsay Graham noted that while lynching is associated with African-Americans, it’s happened to many people down through history and means “somebody taking the law in their own hands and out to get somebody for no good reason.” He added that it’s when a “mob grabs you, they don’t give you a chance to defend yourself, they don’t tell you what happened to you, they just destroy you. That’s exactly what’s happening in the United States House of Representatives right now.”
Once again, you can argue that Republicans aren’t allowed to use the word “lynching” (Democrats obviously are, though), but if you accept Graham’s definition, it’s tough to dispute that that’s exactly what’s happening right now in the House.
We can mark this week down in the history books as the week when the idea of a “Deep State” cabal working in secret to undermine a Presidency and thwart the will of the American people officially shifted media narratives from a “crazy, rightwing conspiracy theory” to “yes, there’s a Deep State, and it’s good that they’re saving the voters from their bad decisions.”
That's actually the sales pitch New York Times writer Michelle Cottle made. All those shadowy conspirators lying and leaking and scheming to try to block Trump’s election, and failing, to try to block his agenda and destroy his Administration, why, they’re not only real but they’re the good guys. They’re saving the Constitution from a renegade President.
I don’t think I have to tell you that that’s not only insane, it’s the exact opposite of the truth. Unelected bureaucrats and intel spooks are supposed to be in Washington to serve the President, who is elected as the representative of the American people. For them to take it upon themselves to stage a secret coup to overthrow the elected President is an act of shredding the Constitution. These people have no right to assume these powers for themselves, and what they’re doing used by go by such quaint terms as “treason” and “sedition.”
I would go on at length here, but I don’t have to because John Daniel Davidson at The Federalist already did an excellent job of skewering the “Alice in Wonderland” reasoning behind praising these arrogant spies and saboteurs preening and posing as patriotic defenders of the Constitution.
SEE "HUCKABEE" WRITER LAURA AINSWORTH SING ON "HUCKABEE" ON TBN
Last year, “Huckabee” writer Laura Ainsworth, who is also a retro-jazz vocalist and indie recording artist, and her husband/fellow writer Pat Reeder visited Hendersonville, where Laura shot an appearance on my TBN TV show. She and Tre Corley and the Music City Connection performed a gorgeous rendition of a great standard from her award-winning third album “New Vintage.” We also talked about growing up with her big band musician dad and her book, “The Sub-Par Adventures of Snakebite and Stonefinger,” a memoir of life aboard a US Navy sub in the 1970s, written with her submariner veteran pal, singer/songwriter Bill Sanner.
Sadly, the segment had to be pulled at the last minute because of a problem securing the TV licensing rights to the song. But we’ve finally secured permissions to at least share it with you on YouTube as a digital exclusive. Please enjoy and share!
If you love what you hear, you can find links to buy Laura’s albums, downloads and best-of vinyl LP “Top Shelf,” and her books at http://www.lauraainsworth.com. “Snakebite and Stonefinger” (https://www.amazon.com/Sub-Par-Adventures-Snakebite-Stonefinger/dp/1517655420/ ) is a great gift for any Navy sub veteran or anyone who’s experienced having a family member serving on the far side of the world. Pat and Laura’s other book, “Nine Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers” (https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Hallmarks-Highly-Incompetent-Losers-ebook/dp/B00H9J8QX8), is a hilarious “reverse self-help book,” featuring hundreds of crazy-but-true news stories, perfect for fans of “In Case You Missed It” (I wrote the foreword.)
What passes for “journalistic standards” now: Anyone with the sense God gave a goat recognizes that Hillary Clinton’s accusation that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset” secretly plotting to reelect Trump by running a third-party campaign is nuttier than a Payday bar. Even liberal, anti-Trump Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi called Hillary and the Democrats’ branding of everyone but them as part of a vast Russian conspiracy as “witch-hunting insanity” and “a massive breach from reality.”
But a panel of talking heads on MSNBC can see through the denials. They pointed out that in Gabbard’s epic takedown response to Hillary, “She never DENIED being a Russian asset.” Well, game over! They’ve got her there!
As long as we’re accusing people of being things simply because they never denied being them, here’s a by-no-means-complete list of things that MSNBC correspondents have never denied being:
1. Paid spokespeople for the DNC.
2. Androids programmed by Adam Schiff.
3. Escapees from a home for mentally-challenged conspiracy theorists.
4. Deep State plants.
5. Talking house plants.
I’m not a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino movies, but kudos to him for refusing to bend his knee to communist Chinese censors and recut his latest movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” to mollify Beijing.
A salute, too, to Shaquille O’Neal for speaking out against the NBA’s kowtowing to China’s demand that nobody voice support for the pro-freedom demonstrators in Hong Kong. He reminded them that we live in America, not China, and Americans “are allowed to speak out on injustices.”
Once upon a time in America, there was no shortage of entertainment, sports and business figures who would gladly tell the communists where to stuff it when they tried to order us around. Let’s hope O’Neal shames his colleagues into doing the right thing and that Tarantino helps revive that long-gone "Don't Tread On Me" spirit the way he brought back surf music and drive-in movies.