THE BEST PEOPLE
The Democrats call President Trump a racist when he’s done more to help black and Hispanic-Americans than any recent President. They call him a sexist when he’s presided over the lowest unemployment ever for women and appointed more women to important government posts than any previous President. And they call him a homophobe, even though he appointed the first openly gay cabinet member in US history, former Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell.
So how can they accuse him of all those “phobias” and “isms” when he’s done more for all those groups than they ever have? As Grenell explains it at the link, it’s because they see people only in terms of identity groups and Trump believes in simply picking the best people for federal positions, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.
Grenell said someone recently bragged that Obama’s Administration had 2,410 gays and lesbians and wanted to know how many Trump’s had. He told Breitbart News, “I’d be pretty offended that I was on a list that says ‘here’s our gay and lesbian list.’ Thank God we don’t keep a list. Thank God we don’t hire people because they come out of a box and say ‘here is a black, here is a Hispanic, here is a gay person.’ President Trump, I know him well, he doesn’t care about these types of issues. They’re irrelevant characterizations about someone. What is relevant is whether or not they can do the job.”
There’s more at the link. It does make you wonder how some people got so turned around in their thinking that they believe it’s a good thing to stick people in boxes and judge them by their surface personal identity groups instead of their individual talents. Or that believing you should judge someone by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin somehow makes you a racist.
NOT A TARGET?!?
Former CIA Director John Brennan was questioned for eight hours by John Durham and his investigators. Brennan’s spokesman claimed he is not a target of the investigation. But at the link is an excellent article by a legal expert explaining what terms like “target” really mean and listing some reasons why we probably shouldn’t be in a big hurry to believe that. Also pay special attention to the possible hidden reason why the questioning was done in Virginia and not a more convenient office in Washington, DC.
Another reason why it’s necessary for Trump’s reelection to be a landslide: the Democrats have already hired 600 lawyers to tie up the election in court for ages and attempt to invalidate Republican ballots – you know, because they’re so afraid that Trump won’t accept the results of the election.
Monday “Fact-Checker” News: Politifact rated President Trump’s claim that the DNC convention aired the Pledge of Allegiance with “under God” left out as “mostly false,” even though they really did air the Pledge of Allegiance with “under God” left out.
Scott Adams of “Dilbert” fame posted an epic rant online about Joe Biden’s citing of the debunked fake quote that President Trump said there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.
Adams calls that “the tentpole hoax that makes stupid people who believe the fake news believe that it is all true. It is the only one they think they saw with their own eyes because it got edited. And because they’re sure that one’s true, it makes all the other hoaxes seem true,” and it makes all Trump supporters look bad. Addressing Biden directly, he said, “If you’re making your fellow citizens targets for violence and discrimination, and you’re doing it intentionally, you are not worthy of being a citizen of this country, much less a leader. You have not qualified at the basic level of understanding the Constitution.”
I’m linking to this if you’d like to see more, but I warn you: Adams is so passionate about this that he tends to express it in language that you would not want children or anyone who’s easily offended by profanity to hear.
TRUMP POLL BUMP POST DNC
I already told you that Rasmussen shows the only “bump” that came from the Democratic Convention was a Trump bump. After four days of being badmouthed and blamed for everything from COVID-19 to halitosis, Trump’s approval rating went up from 47 to 51%. Now, some other polls are showing similar positive moves for Trump.
Even more interesting to me than the poll movements are the breakdowns of the survey pool. One of the reasons why I predicted Trump’s win in 2016 when polls were showing Hillary with up to an 11-point lead is because I looked at the internals and saw that the pollsters were oversampling Democrats by double digits. Well, it's deja vu all over again. Note at the link that the CBS poll showing Biden ahead by 10 points was a poll of 41.6% Democrats and 30.2% Republicans. When you have to sample 11.4% more Democrats than Republicans to get Joe to a 10-point lead, Jill had better not order new drapes for the Oval Office just yet.