Sunday, November 20, 2016

Angry Black Columnist Leonard Pitts Hated 'Take Our Country Back'...Until Trump

NewsBusters.org ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tim Graham 

For decades, liberal journalists have smelled racist or xenophobic airs whenever a conservative politician says "let's take our country back." James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal posted Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts flip-flopping with the phrase over just 11 days of the newspaper. He was "Two Columnists in One!"

The white guy who preceded the black guy spent a $128 billion surplus into an over $400 billion deficit, presided over a cratering stock market and anemic job creation.Yet for all the grief he was given, nobody ever called him a “subhuman mongrel.” Lawmakers from the other party did not declare their refusal to work with him on even the most routine matters of governance. People did not take to showing up at his events carrying rifles. Nobody shouted, ‘I want my country back!’ ”—Leonard PittsMiami Herald, November 4.
It’s time the majority that believes in a progressive, inclusive and compassionate America did more than just tweet about it. Nothing wrong with tweeting, but forces of exclusion, hatred and rage have overtaken the highest office in the land, so it’s also time for some old school activism. Time to march. Time to assail lawmakers. Time to boycott. Time to stand and be counted. Enough is enough. Let’s take our country back.”—Pitts warning of "the coming reich", November 15.

Pitts won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2004 and in 2015 published the "Obama novel" Grant Park, dissed as didactic in a review by The New York Times:"Despite too many wince-worthy lines, the novel’s plot — jump-started by Toussaint’s unwilling inclusion in a white supremacist scheme to ruin Obama’s election night — is nicely wrought, and sometimes manages to surprise."

On the 4th, Pitts unloaded the natural black leftist conspiracy theory. Republicans didn't oppose Obama because he was liberal, only because he was black, like Hillary would have faced Republican Snuggle bears:

A black man was elected president, and white people lost their minds.

Not all of them, no. Not even most of them. But not a piddling few, either.

That, in a nutshell, is the story of America’s hateful and obstructionist politics over the last eight years

On the 15th, he complained:

I am similarly impatient with those who say we must give the new president a chance to lead and hope for his success.

Is that what Republicans did for Barack Obama when they gathered on the night of his inauguration and plotted a conspiracy of obstructionism to cripple his presidency? Is it what Donald Trump did when he spent years questioning the veracity of an ordinary birth certificate? (Italics his.)

Being mad at the birthers is natural for Obama fans. But Obama fans never admit Obama lied about his own birth and fatherhood narrative (among many other things) in his best-selling memoir Dreams of My Father. Obama never sat down with Oprah Winfrey like James Frey to apologize for the fictional elements he added.

How America Won the Election

American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | Ted Noel, M.D 

As pundits pontificate about why Donald Trump became our next President, one salient fact stands out. Most of those pundits live in big cities on the coasts. As Henry Kissinger reportedly said, "You have to live off the intellectual capital you bring to Washington, D.C. because you will never have any time to add to it once you get here!" Since many pundits have not spent any substantial time outside of these cities, one must wonder if their intellectual wallets are empty!
Having insulted the cadre that I join with this rant, let us consider the "flyover country" that the bicoastal blatherers ignored, but which elected Donald Trump. It is the part of the United States where crops are grown, minerals are mined, and things are built. It is not the place where pencils are worn out rewriting rules about how crops, minerals, and other things come to be developed or used. It is not the place where academics argue about the best way to move money around. It is the place where America lives. Yes, there are Americans in the company of those self-important elites, but they live there as strangers in a strange land.
America is not a place. America is an idea that lives in a place called the United States. America declares that if you invest yourself in making a better life, you will not have your chance to succeed stolen by the government. This is the core of who Americans are. The Left hates America, because it also declares that your success or failure is largely your own responsibility.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...

An Open Letter to the Nation’s Liberals

US Defense Watch ^ | November 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann 

Dear Liberals:
I know these are some tough times for you. Your visions of a Euro-style utopia where citizens live in hamster sized apartments and address each other in a gender neutral speak have been blown to smithereens by the Man from Manhattan.
What a shame, we aren’t going to descend into darkness with the pants suit clad criminal goblin leading us into Hades. There’s actually hope and prosperity and freedom on the horizon and you can’t handle it.
There aren’t really enough words to describe your actions lately: cry babies, brats, spoiled whiners, ninnies, aggrieved marshmallows, rude, obnoxious, violent, destructive…The list is endless like a series of Fibonacci numbers.
It’s more than obvious that you little organic, gluten free liberals are in the midst of one really serious meltdown.
Your liberal obnoxiousness reached a new low last night. According to the NY Post:
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed Friday night at a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”
Pence was walking to his seat at the Richard Rodgers Theatre when a few scattered claps turned into a thundering chorus of boos.
The crowd continued to mock Pence throughout the performance, including during the song “Yorktown,” when Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette sang “Immigrants, we get the job done.” They high-fived each other as the audience cheered.
Brandon Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, addressed Pence after the curtain call, saying the diverse cast is “anxious” about his administration.
You claim to be so tolerant, but the truth is you are the most intolerant SOB’s on the planet aren’t you?
Under the guise of peace and granola, you rant and rave and won’t hesitate to verbally assault anyone from the right who won’t march in lockstep to your mantra.
You love to label the right as prone to violence, when you have no problem committing violence on a daily basis to enforce your twisted ideals on everyone else.
Donald Trump has been elected President. This will be confirmed by the Electoral College you now want to do away with on December 19th.
And, there’s nothing you can do about it. Let that sink in to your brainwashed craniums for a moment.
In actuality, what you ranting hyenas don’t understand is that Trump is more than anything else about economic prosperity for everyone. Trump is not Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life. He doesn’t want to sit in his mansion and watch people suffer, while he rakes in interest payments. He’s George Bailey with deep, deep pockets. America is Bedford Falls to Trump. He wants to ensure that all of its citizens have a decent job and a home and that the streets are filled with law and order.
And, you can’t get it, for the simple reason that the American Dream is your worst nightmare.
You despise family, freedom, prosperity and God. Nearly everything you stand for is the antithesis of the family, freedom, prosperity and God. Nearly everything you stand for was designed by social engineers and Marxists to destroy the family, freedom, prosperity and God.
Economic Prosperity is not racism.
Law and order is not sexism.
Securing the border is not xenophobia.
Destroying ISIS is not fascism.
Americanism is not Islamophobia.
Let me explain it to you as simply as possible liberals. Trump won because America has had enough of you and your authoritarian, anti-American, socialist, feminist, European crap.
Your liberal utopia is nothing more than some twisted version of 1984, where Big Brother controls every facet of one’s life.
And, that dog just don’t hunt.
Americans are up to their necks in absurd political correctness, gender neutral insanity and the feminization of our young men into quivering pieces of Jell-o in capris.
Americans are sick and tired of watching illegals take our jobs and drive down wages.
Americans have had enough of our companies being outsourced to Third World countries.
Americans aren’t going to allow leftist fools to Merkelize the nation with millions of undocumented Muslims, whose first thought upon seeing the Statue of Liberty, is how many pounds of Semtex will it take to destroy it.
Americans aren’t going to watch the Second Amendment be destroyed by radical judges who learned their trades at Berkeley.
Americans know our military has been severely weakened and feminized by leftist social engineers who don’t know a M-1 from a SU-27.
Americans want their schools back from the paralyzing tentacles of Common Core and the Department of Education octopus.
The truth is, you’re all about control and you’ve lost it. And, you can’t handle that simple fact. You can’t handle the fact that the people you despise, those bitter clingers just took away your power to destroy in one fell swoop.
Not only do you not have the power to turn America into Sweden on steroids, but you also have to face the fact that Americans rejected you and rejected you en masse.
Breathe deep liberals and try to relax. Pretend you’re in a yoga class. After you’ve taken some deep breaths, go and buy a copy of the Constitution. You may actually learn something.
Get used to saying President Trump, for the next EIGHT years.
Ray Starmann
Editor in Chief, US Defense Watch

House Warns Obama, Passes New Law That Prevents Him from Pushing Through Last Minute Rule!

Young Conservatives ^ | 11-19-16 | John S. Roberts 

Full headline: BOOM! House Warns Obama, Passes New Law That Prevents Him from Pushing Through Last Minute Rules And Regulations
President Obama has about 2 months of being president left.

He knows his time is running out and he also knows he hasn’t really accomplished much.
It’s crunch time and we often see presidents try to cram parts of their agenda into these last few months.
Remember Bill Clinton’s infamous pardon of Marc Rich?
House Republicans made a big move this week to try and prevent any last-minute funny business from the president.
From Breitbart:
The House of Representatives passed legislation, 240-to-179, allowing Congress to undo any last-minute rules and regulations put on the books in the waning days of President Barack Obama.
“This bipartisan bill is about reviving the separation of powers to ensure our laws are written by the representatives we actually vote for – not unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats who are on their way out the door,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Darrell Issa R-CA, a former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the current chairman of the House’s Intellectual Property Subcommittee.
“Presidents of both parties have made habit of enacting scores of last-minute regulations, with little oversight, to sneak in as much of their agenda as possible before the clock runs out on their time in office,” Issa said.
Solid move.
You gotta imagine that Obama has a few tricks up his sleeve before he heads out of office.
Maybe an executive order or two?
He still hasn’t closed Gitmo after promising he will for 8 years…

How identity politics blew up in Democrats' faces

the week ^ | November 16, 2016 | Pascal -Emmanuel Gobry 

What's the matter with America?


That seems to be the burning question on the tongues of many liberals in the wake of Donald Trump's stunning upset victory over Hillary Clinton. And in a way, that question is a mash-up response to two popular theories on America's political landscape, the first laid out in Thomas Frank's What's the Matter with Kansas?, and the second in The Emerging Democratic Majority by John Judis and Ruy Teixera. These books offer a clear window into how liberals understand not only the broad political landscape, but themselves and their actions within it.
In the latter book, Judis and Teixera claim that America's "shifting demographics were giving rise to a strong new Democratic-voting population base," an "alliance between minorities, working and single women, the college educated, and skilled professionals," as the authors put it in a 2012 article crowing about Barack Obama's re-election victory. They called this majority "McGovern's Revenge," since the 1972 Democratic nominee bet on precisely such a coalition and got walloped.
If 2012 was McGovern's Revenge, then 2016 was Nixon's Revenge. To put it bluntly, it turns out that whites are still a majority in America, and that if you polarize the electorate along racial lines, the majority group will be the winning coalition. It's arithmetic.
But do Americans really vote along racial lines? In some ways, that's what Frank argued in 2005's What's the Matter with Kansas. In his view, Republicans had essentially conned working-class whites into voting against their economic interests by agitating them with racial and social conservative appeals. It seemed unfathomable to Frank and plenty of other liberals that poor and working-class white people in states like Kansas could back Republicans when Democratic economic policies were (supposedly) so much better for these voters.
Now, there is a perfectly good argument that many conservative policies — like, say, the earned income tax credit, or broken windows policing — are good for the economic interests of working-class Americans (of all races, by the way). This is a point that conservatives have been arguing for decades, often going blue in the face. But let's set that aside for a moment. What of the idea that Americans should or do vote with their economic self-interest as their primary concern? A sincerely pro-life voter might vote for the pro-life party even against her own economic self-interest if abortion is her top priority. This is not only not deranged, it's admirable.

But okay — let's just assume that economic self-interest is indeed the most important concern for most voters. And in 2016, according to exit polls, that was indeed the case: The economy was top of mind for voters.So who tried to be the candidate of the working class? Well, Donald Trump claimed he'd offer strong economic stimulus, in particular for the working class. He promised a huge infrastructure spending plan, across-the-board tax cuts (for the rich too, yes), low interest rates (he's a builder, after all), protecting and possibly even expanding entitlements, amazing health care for all, and protectionist industrial policy, all while twisting the arms of big businesses in various ways. Oh, and fewer foreign wars, which do end up being mostly fought by the children of the working class. (Can we count "not dying for a feckless adventure" as in their interests?)
Against that, what did Hillary Clinton offer America's working class? Well, she offered continuity with existing policy, with just a smattering of populist-lite items like a hike to the minimum wage. But if there's one thing that has been apparent over the past few years, it's that many Americans, particularly downscale Americans, aren't fans of the current political consensus, what with double-digit increases to ObamaCare premiums and 7 million American men out of work. Not great. And between her ultimate political insider status and her shady foundation fundraising, she came across as the virtual incarnation of America's moneyed, self-dealing elite.
What did she focus on instead? An avalanche of appeals to identity politics. Most of her political ads were aimed at bashing Trump for his bigotry toward minorities and women. Don't get me wrong — those attacks were well-deserved. But Clinton's campaign made a conscious choice to win by portraying Trump as the enemy of minorities, rather than by making a case for their candidate as the champion of downscale Americans. That the Clinton campaign's strategy rested on mobilizing voters along racial lines isn't some dirty secret: It's something they bragged about at multiple stages of the campaign.
With the benefit of hindsight, is it any wonder Trump roared to victory on a wave of working-class voters — and not just whites, but Latinos and blacks, too?
That Trump is a grotesque and immoral character whose naked appeals to white supremacism are also grotesque and immoral is something we can and should all acknowledge. But we should simultaneously note that in this election cycle, both political coalitions have worked very, very hard at keeping the electorate polarized along racial lines. And if we buy Frank's premises, we have to contemplate the possibility that it is now the Democrats, the party of money and privilege, who are hard at work getting working-class voters to vote against their interests for the benefit of the aristocracy.