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Autopsy: The​ ​Democratic​ ​Party​ ​in​ ​Crisis

After the recent revelations by former DNC interim-Chair Donna Brazile in a Politico Magazine op-ed that Hillary Clinton took over the Democrat Party in order to insure her nomination as the Democrat candidate for president the DNC is burning. Brazile wrote:

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.

Brazile revealed in Politico that the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America had entered into a “Joint Fund-Raising Agreement.” The agreement — signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias — specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

Given this confirmation that the DNC rigged the primary election it is interesting to review a 34-page After Action Report done by a group of progressive Democrats titled “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis”.

The research for the Autopsy was provided by Action for a Progressive Future, a 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization. Action for a Progressive Future runs the RootsAction.org website. The task force members who did the Autopsy are:

The introduction​ ​to​ the Autopsy begins with this paragraph:

After a train wreck, investigators scrutinize the causes. A rigorous inquiry — not content to merely point fingers at external forces — takes an unflinching look at what occurred. Bringing to light the preventable problems is central to making significant improvements for the future. With such an approach, we can and must learn from electoral tragedy by evaluating the policies, actions and priorities of the Democratic Party.

The Autopsy focuses, “[O]n some of our party’s most crucial flaws, fissures and opportunities. During the 2016 general election, the party experienced a falloff of voter turnout and support among people of color, the young and the working class. Much of our report concentrates on assessing the Democratic Party’s approach to those demographic groups.”

The Autopsy notes, “Since Obama’s victory in 2008, the Democratic Party has lost control of both houses of Congress and more than 1,000 state legislative seats. The GOP now controls the governorship as well as the entire legislature in 26 states, while Democrats exercise such control in only six states…. Despite this Democratic decline, bold proposals with the national party’s imprint are scarce.”

The report accuses the DNC of refusing “to renounce, or commit to end, its undemocratic practices during the 2016 primary campaign that caused so much discord and distrust from many party activists and voters among core constituencies.”

The Autopsy blames “corporate power” for the DNC loss, stating, “Corporate domination over the party’s agenda — and, perhaps more importantly, the perception of corporate control over the party’s agenda — rendered the Democrats’ messaging on economic issues ideologically rudderless and resulted in a decline in support among working-class people across racial lines.”

The Autopsy concludes with:

Revitalized progressive populism — multicultural, multiracial and multigenerational — means fighting for genuine democracy. Outmoded narratives and facile calls for “unity” must be replaced with a new vision of politics that is explicitly inclusive and participatory. The party must learn how to speak a populist tongue that is in sync with real advocacy for a clear agenda, putting public needs above corporate profits. An imperative is to find common political
denominators that are inspirational and practical, cutting across demographic lines while building foundations for social advancement and a humane future.

Finally, in a letter published on RootsAction.org to DNC Chair Tom Perez Karen Bernal asks:

1) What are the DNC’s plans to further accelerate its gear-up of staffing to fight against the multi-front assaults on voting rights that include voter ID laws, purges of voter rolls and intimidation tactics?
2) How can we assure fellow Democrats that the DNC has committed itself to scrupulously adhering to its Charter’s requirement to be evenhanded in the presidential nominating process?
3) What is the status of decision-making as to the voting power of superdelegates at the 2020 Democratic National Convention?

The DNC is in big trouble. It is like a row of burning porta potties and none there to put out the fire. Midterm election 2018 will be the proof in the pudding.

Corruption, sex scandals, fraud, money laundering, identity politics, a move toward socialism do not bode well for Democrats and their candidates.


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Realtors and Homebuilders Put Profits Over Middle Class

By Peter J. Wallison & Edward J. Pinto

Two powerful lobbying groups that advertise themselves as helping Americans buy homes have announced that they will oppose the Republican tax plan. Their reason? Because it will lower housing costs. Seldom have any denizens of “the Swamp” shown their true colors quite so flagrantly.

For years, the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders were strong supporters of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-backed mortgage companies, because (they argued) the government subsidies these firms received would create affordable housing for the middle class. That was their stated reason. The real rationale, as they have now made clear, is that Fannie and Freddie’s policies drove up housing prices, thereby increasing their members’ profits.

When the Republican tax plan made them choose between helping the middle class to buy homes and reducing their members’ profits, they chose profits. Doubling the standard IRS deduction while reducing or eliminating deductions for state and local taxes would discourage would-be homebuyers from purchasing more expensive homes. Since both the Realtors and the builders earn more from selling bigger homes amid rising prices, they simply oppose any tax plan that does not help inflate housing costs.

Their analysis is instructive. If large numbers of taxpayers use the new—and much higher—standard deduction in the Republican plan, they will not be eligible to use the mortgage interest deduction in calculating offsets to the cost of the home. This will induce them to be more cautious in what they spend. A bigger and more costly home will not necessarily mean a bigger tax deduction. Accordingly, the Realtors and homebuilders would suffer a reduction in profits.

The same thing is true for the state and local tax deduction, which applies to local property taxes. If this deduction is reduced, homebuyers will not take into account the “savings” they would receive from deducting large state and local taxes on a bigger home. This will also reduce their spending on the home, and this too will mean less profit for the Realtors and homebuilders.

The financial crisis in 2008 was the result of government housing policies—strongly backed by both the Realtors and homebuilders—that encouraged and sometimes even demanded reductions in underwriting standards so that more Americans with modest incomes could buy homes. The result was a massive housing boom, which drove up prices for first-time homebuyers. By 2007, housing was unaffordable for people of modest means, no matter how concessionary the mortgage terms. The crash in housing values that followed caused many Americans—who bought houses at inflated prices they couldn’t afford—to lose their homes.

The Realtors and homebuilders, however, did wonderfully well in the booming market before 2007, profiting from the unprecedented rise in housing prices. They want this market back, and since government housing policies haven’t changed since the financial crisis—the crisis was blamed on the banks rather than housing policies—they are on the way to getting what they want. If you want to know what crony capitalism looks like, this is it.

Among other things, Fannie, Freddie (and the Federal Housing Administration) are still doing what they did before the crisis: keeping down payments low—often at 3 percent or less—so that buyers can buy bigger and more expensive homes by borrowing more. Once again, home prices are booming. This puts buyers in danger of eventual foreclosure because of a loss of a job, divorce or illness. But by the time that happens, Realtors and homebuilders have been fully paid. If this keeps up, another housing bust, and possibly another financial crisis, cannot be avoided.

The Realtors and homebuilders are afraid that the GOP tax plan will have the effect of stabilizing housing prices. Although this would be an obvious benefit for young homebuyers trying to purchase their first—or second—homes, it’s wholly undesirable for the builders and real estate agents. All of which raises one central question, which should be in the minds of all Americans—including members of Congress—when they consider the coming tax debate: Whose side are these people on?


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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Real Clear Politics.  Peter J. Wallison is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Edward J. Pinto is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

The Right Side of History: How ‘God-Given Rights’ and American Exceptionalism are Inseparable

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.

On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal, and Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal’s White House correspondent, discuss the concept of “God-given rights.”

NBC’s Chuck Todd recently mocked Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for believing in God-given rights.

“Our rights don’t come from government,” Moore said in a clip Todd played on his show. “They don’t come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God.”

For making this comment, Todd said that Moore was a “fundamentalist” who “doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.”

To help explain why the concept of individual rights is fundamental to American civilization, Lucas and Stepman were joined by Matt Spalding, who is the associate vice president and dean for Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C., and the author of the book, “We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future.”


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Austrian Election Results Make Nationalism Youthful and Normal

he Overton Window, a paradigm of acceptable political discourse, is shifting radically in Europe as “right-wing topics like measures against Islamic terrorism, border protection and migration became primary agenda items in European governments.”

By Taylor Rose

In an ever-changing European political landscape, Sebastian Kurz, 31, of the People’s Party contends that state sovereignty within the European Union, is possible.

Nationalism winning is the new normal. It is now so normal that even the European center-right is coming to terms with the new reality that it either must change or die. The results of the snap-elections for the Austrian parliament a week ago Sunday prove this true.

After the 2013 parliamentary elections, the center-left Social Democrats (SPÖ) was the largest party in parliament and the hard-right nationalist Freedom Party (FPÖ) was coming close to overtaking the dried up, center-right People’s Party (ÖVP). Now, after the snap-elections, the Austrian Left is in retreat with the Social Democrats suffering not one seat gained and the Greens are out of parliament. Now being young, nationalistic, right-wing and in-charge is the new normal in Austria.

Sebastian Kurz, 31, who presents himself as trendy, approachable and, yet, edgy on his visions for Austria, is now set to become the youngest Austrian chancellor after the ÖVP took first place with 31.5% of the vote, and will likely form a coalition with Heinz-Christian Strach’s nationalist FPÖ. Kurz, from Vienna, appeared suddenly on the scene as the youngest Austrian foreign minister at the age of 27, and since has helped purge the ÖVP of its more moderate ideas, embracing many nationalist positions in order to help the ÖVP ride the waves of an ever changing European political landscape.

Dr. Andreas Karlsboeck, an FPÖ member of parliament representing Vienna south, spoke with SFPPR News & Analysis to clarify this changing political landscape in Austria.

Dr. Karlsboeck says this shift to the right in Austria is “indeed” an indicator that Austria has shifted to the political right, as a “logical reaction towards unpleasant developments such as illegal immigration, Islamic terrorism, and the abuse of social systems in the European countries.”

Though he is hesitant to say if these results mean the end of the Austrian left, Dr. Karlsboeck is convinced that the Austrian and much of the European left is “currently undergoing an identity crisis and losing political influence” that will likely keep them in the political fringes for sometime, especially as millennial voters shift right.

Thus, enter Sebastian Kurz and the new face of the ÖVP that looks a lot like the face of the FPÖ.

Dr. Karlsboeck, like many European nationalists are hesitant to say if Kurz is in-fact a true nationalist because many are simply “just not sure” of his true intentions. However, “it is quite probable that FPÖ will get responsibility in a new Austrian government.” Which is a positive indicator that the leader of a center-right party would even consider this an option. However, Dr. Karlsboeck warns, “it depends on the results of the upcoming negotiations with Kurz’ and the Social Democrats. Only if the FPÖ’s primary agenda items will be accepted, Mr. Strache will be ready to join a new coalition.”

Karlsboeck explicitly outlined those agenda items as “a restrictive position in questions of migration, asylum, security and protection of Austrian borders as long as EU is not capable or ready to protect its external borders; a fair balanced economy and more direct democracy in form of binding referendums.”

Surprising to many, however, is the issue of Austrian membership in the European Union. When asked if this will lead to a referendum on Austrian membership, Dr. Karlsboeck explicitly said there will be “definitely no” referendum on this issue, as “the FPÖ stands for a common Europe of sovereign states…yet, fewer centrally made decisions. The FPÖ will support all positive and constructive efforts to reform the EU from inside.”

Though some may be wary about the prospects of the FPÖ as junior members of a coalition given the disastrous political fallout in 2000 when the ÖVP and FPÖ became coalition partners then, Dr. Karlsboeck remains optimistic that this will not repeat itself. The Overton Window, a paradigm of acceptable political discourse, is shifting radically in Europe as “right-wing topics like measures against Islamic terrorism, border protection and migration became primary agenda items in European governments.”


Taylor Rose is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.A. in International Relations from the Helms School of Government. Fluent in English and German he has worked and studied throughout Europe specializing in American and European politics. He is a prolific writer and author of the book Return of the Right an analysis on the revival of Conservatism in the United States and Europe. He is also a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis of the conservative on-line journalism center at the Washington-based Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research.


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Cast Your Vote: Ask Joy Villa to run against Charlie Crist

Grammy Award winner Joy Villa has announced that she is considering running for Congress. Ms. Villa appeared on Fox & Friends to make her announcement:

Joy Villa at Grammy Awards in her Make America Great Again gown.

Ms. Villa published this on her YouTube channel:

I’m thinking of running for congress! I feel this may be my calling, one I don’t take lightly. If you support my endeavors, please donate http://www.joyvilla.com/testingthewaters

Ms. Villa on her Twitter page asked, “Which of my communities would you like me to run for congress in?” One of the cities listed is Tampa, FL. That is Congressional District 13 currently represented by former Republican, turned Independent, turned Democrat Charlies Crist.

It would be a major smack in the face of Democrats if Charlie Crist would lose to Joy Villa. Ms. Villa wants your input on which Congressional district to run in. She’s going to the people to measure support for her 2018 mid-term election bid.

Click here to vote on which city Joy should run: New York City, NY, Tampa, FL, Santa Barbara, CA or Los Angeles, CA.


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Why the Left and Right Clash Over National Identity

In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic book character, announced that he was renouncing his American citizenship.

“I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” Superman announces. He then adds, in reference to his famous motto: “Truth, justice, and the American way—it’s not enough anymore.”

After a national uproar, the comic publisher announced that this theme would not be revisited in any future edition of the comic. But an important point was made. To the liberal publishers of Superman, the hero’s American identity just didn’t feel right.

Maybe that was what people wanted from 1938 to the late 20th century. But this national identity stuff has got to go. We should all be world citizens.

This example illustrates a primary difference between left and right: their respective views of nationalism and national identity.

The rejection of national identities began with the founder of leftism, Karl Marx. He ends his major work, “Das Kapital,” with the famous left-wing motto, “Proletariat of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.”

Marx regarded national identities as backward and useless. In his view, the only identities that mattered were class identities—the working class and the ruling class. If a worker thought of himself first as a German or Englishman, rather than as a worker, communism would never be achieved.

The rejection of nationalism in Europe became mainstream after World War I. Many Europeans, especially among the intellectuals, concluded that the unprecedented loss of life caused by the Great War was a result, first and foremost, of nationalism.

They concluded that Europeans slaughtered each other for nothing more than a flag and a national identity. Therefore, the argument went, by abolishing nationalism, war could be abolished.

That is the belief that led to the creation of the European Union: The more Europeans identified with Europe rather than with a particular country, the less likely were the chances of war between European countries.

In the United States, however, a national American identity has always been a major part of what it means to be an American.

The three pillars of Americanism, constituting what I have called the “American Trinity,” are found on every American coin and banknote: “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “e pluribus unum.” The latter is Latin for “out of many, one.”

Because America has always been a nation of immigrants, it has no ethnic identity. Therefore, unlike almost all other nations, America could not depend on an ethnic identity to keep its people together.

In fact, if all Americans retained their ethnic identities, America would simply splinter. So a nonethnic American national identity had to be forged and preserved.

To this day, foreigners in the United States are struck by how patriotic Americans are in comparison to whatever country they come from.

They marvel, for example, at the fact that before almost every sporting event—from professional down to high school—the American national anthem is played and/or sung.

Conservatives wish to conserve all these manifestations of American patriotism and nationalism because they believe a sense of national unity is essential to the political and social health of the country.

On the other hand, the American left, like the left in Europe, is opposed to nationalism, and it generally finds patriotic expressions corny at best and dangerous at worst.

This is easily seen. Just visit conservative and liberal areas on July Fourth, America’s Independence Day. You will see American flags displayed throughout conservative areas and virtually none displayed in liberal areas such as Manhattan, or Santa Monica or Berkeley, California.

Left-wing opposition to American nationalism is exemplified by the left’s embrace of “multiculturalism”—the cultivation of all ethnic and racial identities except American. It has even reached the point wherein some American colleges no longer display the American flag.

In lieu of an American national identity, the left prefers an international identity. Thus, ideally, United Nations authority would supersede American authority, and the World Court would supersede American courts.

To conservatives, such ideas are anathema because, in addition to subverting American sovereignty, the United Nations has not done nearly the amount of good in the world that the United States has.

That’s why the liberals at DC Comics had Superman renounce his American citizenship (at the United Nations, no less). In their view, Superman is now even more super. In conservatives’ view, the renunciation is kryptonite.


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Noncitizen Immigrants Voted Illegally in Pennsylvania Elections

A Pennsylvania election official confirmed Wednesday that noncitizen immigrants illegally voted in elections hundreds of times since 2000, casting doubt on the state’s ability to screen out ineligible voters on its election rolls.

Jonathan Marks, commissioner for Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, told a state legislative committee that an agency analysis found 544 improper ballots cast from 2000 through 2017.


The election commission says those ballots were cast by noncitizen immigrants who claim they had mistakenly registered to vote, reports the Associated Press. In response to questions from Republican lawmakers, the commission said it was investigating if other noncitizen immigrants remain registered to vote.

The hearing comes two weeks after former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes abruptly resigned amid disclosures that legal resident noncitizens were able to register to vote while applying for or renewing drivers licenses. After inquires from Republican state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the Pennsylvania State Department said it had records of 1,160 canceled voter registrations listing ineligibility as a reason and had put the issue under review.

At his testimony Wednesday, Marks said a glitch in the state’s Transportation Department’s “motor voter” process was responsible for the improper voter registrations. He told lawmakers the issue will be fixed within several months, according to the AP.

Republican officials nationwide have for years voiced concern that state election systems are susceptible to fraud and illegal voting by noncitizens and illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump pushed the issue to forefront in May with the creation of an election integrity commission to investigate “vulnerabilities in voting systems” used for federal elections.

In July, the commission sent letters to all 50 states, asking for voter data, including names, birth dates, party affiliation, partial Social Security numbers, and voting history dating to 2006.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, declined to provide some of the information, citing privacy issues and “grave concerns your request is a mere pretense for pursuing restrictions on the fundamental right of citizens to vote.”

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.”

In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”

During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a “die-in” at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.

According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest ended with the group hanging a sign on the Lincoln monument that said “#DecolonizeOurCampus.”

The activist group is now demanding a disclaimer be put up saying Lincoln was complicit in the murder of Native Americans.

Why would they be so angry about Lincoln?

“Everyone thinks of Lincoln as the great, you know, freer of slaves, but let’s be real: He owned slaves, and as natives, we want people to know that he ordered the execution of native men,” said one of the protesters.

“Just to have him here at the top of Bascom is just really belittling.”

This claim from the protester is patently false. The Great Emancipator grew up in poverty and never owned slaves.

Not only that, but his debates with fellow Illinois statesman Stephen A. Douglas offer some of the clearest reasons for why the institution of slavery violated the American creed.

Lincoln saved the union and brought about the end of slavery. Period.

In fairness to the activists, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg also made the mistake of saying Lincoln owned slaves last year.

Wisconsin educators, it appears you have some work to do. This is a basic fact that most Americans should learn before graduating high school, let alone while attending an institution of higher learning.

But beyond that basic ignorance, simply stating the fact that U.S. soldiers executed Sioux Indians while Lincoln was president doesn’t begin to do justice to what was a very complex situation in the middle of the Civil War.

During the war, Minnesota was in a state of chaos due to soldiers abandoning their posts and armies moving east to join the main war effort. On top of that, the Office of Indian Affairs was mired in corruption that was exacerbated by wartime negligence.

As a result, money promised to the Sioux tribe in Minnesota in exchange for its land wasn’t coming through, and many of its people starved.

This led to a bloody uprising called the “Dakota War,” which the U.S. government eventually put down.

Over 300 Sioux were sentenced to death for connection to the rebellion. Lincoln saw this as extreme, however, and pardoned all but 38 of the alleged perpetrators, whom he believed were guilty of the worst crimes such as rape and murder.

It was the largest mass hanging in American history, but it could have been much worse if not for Lincoln’s compassion. He believed that the Sioux were getting a raw deal, but needed to ensure peace on America’s borders in a time when the future of the United States was seriously in question.

It’s amazing that Lincoln acted at all in this matter, given that the nation was gripped by a bloody civil war more deadly than all of our other wars combined.

As Matt Vespa wrote in Townhall, “It’s not one of our nation’s best moments, but Lincoln was also fighting a much more existential threat to the country[:] an army from the southern states that at the time … was winning the American Civil War.”

It’s silly to judge Lincoln’s actions without some understanding of the circumstances of the time. But this is generally what has sustained the iconoclast statue movement.

Figures of our past are dehumanized, their actions put in a vacuum, only to be narrowly judged by the increasingly absurd, ever-evolving standards of our time.

This is why it was such a short jump from attacking statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Lincoln, even though these men stood on opposite sides of the conflict that shook our nation and decided what we would become in the centuries that followed.

The anti-statue crusade thrives on shallow 21st-century moralizing—the privilege of the prosperous and comfortable, far removed from the suffering and difficulties of earlier times—coupled with the sheer ignorance of a generation that has little understanding of the basic facts of our history.

But the iconoclasts do not just see Confederates or Christopher Columbus or Lincoln as problematic. The movement is about more than these individuals. It’s an attempt to delegitimize and erase the very foundation of our civilization, which to them, is irreparably flawed.

This article has been updated to note when the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest took place.


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Everyday Americans Betrayed by George W.

As a precinct chairman, I walked neighborhoods in the blazing Florida sun, heat and humidity; sweating like crazy, campaigning for George W. Bush. I hated knocking on stranger’s doors, but I did it anyway.

Hearing Bush include “white supremacy” in his trash-Trump-speech was horrifying; extremely disappointing. Why on earth would a former Republican president play along with America-hating Leftists? President Bush gave credibility to the despicable Leftist’s lie that white supremacy is such a big problem in our country that he had to denounce it in his speech. There are barely enough white supremacists in America to fill a phone booth. And yet, Bush joined Leftists in dissing and lying on Trump supporters by inferring that they are a bunch of bigots.

President Bush that was a horrible thing to do. Despite my best efforts to educate my black relatives to the truth that Trump is not a racist and is actually helping blacks, young family members firmly believe Trump and his white supremacist voters hate them.

President Bush, haven’t you been watching the news; witnessing the devastating consequences of the Leftists’ lie which claims white supremacists are running the country since Trump was elected? President Bush, cops are being assassinated. Trump supporters are physically assaulted. The NFL is absurdly discussing launching a white-cops-stop-murdering-blacks month. 

White guilt and fear has caused politicians to allow paid George Soros thugs to drag down historical monuments in the name of social justice. Soros has spent $18 billion hiring operatives to bring down America via racial division, hate, destruction of property and violence in our streets. 

Eighteen billion dollars buys tons of political mercenaries. Soros’ paid army of anarchists probably far outnumber the handful of white supremacists in America. Soros’ Antifa is planning a Nov. 4th civil war to overthrow the Trump Administration. We are hearing talk of an impending race war. The last thing our country needs is a former president joining Leftists in promoting their lie that hate America groups have a legit beef. America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it. Anything else is an evil lie.

I get it President Bush. You hate Trump. You and your Washington DC establishment elites are still fuming that a commoner, an everyday Joe like Trump kicked ya’ll butts; winning the White House. I suspect it was pretty humiliating seeing Trump who in comparison spent a nickle on his presidential campaign defeat your brother Jeb who spent $130 million

But President Bush, how could you throw our country under the bus by furthering Leftists’ lie which has ignited racial division, hate and violence? Read my lips, white supremacy is not an issue in America! President Bush, by furthering Leftists’ Trump-voters-are-racist narrative you have placed cops and white American lives at risk. Are you so out of touch with real America that you do not realize the evil and dire consequences of furthering Leftists’ bogus narrative about Trump, cops and his supporters? Or, have you and your establishment buddies joined Leftists in deeming national race relations and American lives acceptable collateral damage in your demented quest to get Trump out of the Oval Office. Wow!

With America’s airways filled with talking heads badgering everyday Americans about how much black lives matter, Washington elites and Leftists are sacrificing black lives in their vendetta against Trump. By falsely portraying Trump supporters and cops as threats to black lives, Washington elites and Leftists are ignoring the elephants in the room of black on black homicide and disproportionate black abortions

While spreading their fake concerns for social justice and racial equality, Washington elites and Leftists refuse to tackle real issues plaguing American blacks. Leftists seek to destroy anyone who suggest common sense changes blacks can make to help themselves. Blacks are mere useful idiots in Washington elite’s and Leftists’ mission to kick Trump out of the White House.

President Bush, I campaigned hard for you. You truly disappoint me bro.

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The opposite of love is not hate; it is fear!

We took the title of this column from American businessman, author, speaker, musician and song writer John Michael Chambers, who wrote:

“The opposite of love is not hate; it is fear. So choose to love. As you obtain more and more truths, then take the correct steps in implementing change, the fear subsides.”

There are many Americans who love one another. Matthew 22:36-40 (KJV) reads:

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The difference between those who love God and their neighbors and those who hate God and their neighbors is fear.

I am on the TrainDemocrats.org email list. I went back and looked at some of the messages they send out on a weekly basis. Here are a few images contained in recent ones:

The email containing this graphic stated: “Late night host David Letterman SCHOOLED Donald Trump! YES!! There’s no better way to put it!”


The email containing this graphic stated: Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans will vote on a budget that slashes Medicare by half a TRILLION dollars. They’re gutting a life-saving program so they can give themselves and their wealthy friends a tax break. It’s SICKENING.


The email containing this graphic stated: Vice President Mike Pence is leading cruel attacks on the LGBT community: Listen, this is utterly disgusting and revolting. Mike Pence could possibly be our President. That would be AWFUL for millions of marginalized Americans.

The objective of TrainDemocrats.org is to strike fear in the hearts and put false narratives in the minds of those on their email list. But why? Answer: Keep their constituents afraid to keep them in the fold. Fear breeds hate, not love.

All three of these graphics are lies.

GRAPHIC 1: President Trump is not ignorant, nor is he insulting to America. President Trump is just the opposite. He loves America, the American flag and our National Anthem. Just look at his tweets on the NFL players taking a knee.

GRAPHIC 2: The 2018 budget plan passed by the U.S. Senate does not cut Medicare. As USA Today reporting on the budget plan stated, “It is not a law, so the budget cannot actually cut or raise spending or taxes.”

GRAPHIC 3: This graphic was based upon a story using “anonymous sources” published in The New Yorker and tweeted by Chelsea Clinton, Josh Groban and George Takei. The story was denounced by the Office of the Vice President.

One must overcome fear as there is nothing to fear but fear itself.

Nicole Unice in an article titled “10 Scriptures to Read When You’re Living in Fear – It’s impossible to show the selfless love of Jesus when you’re overcome with fear” quoted Isaiah 8:11-12:

The Lord spoke to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people. He said: “Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.”

Unice notes, “The promise: God provides us a different way. Long before 24-hour news networks, God knew we would be drawn to live in fear like those who don’t know Him. We must acknowledge this temptation and pray that God would give us a spirit of boldness rather than dread.”

Maybe those who get these emails from TrainDemocrats.org need redemption? Fear is the darkness. Love is the light.

VIDEOS: The Rise and Fall of the ‘New World Order’ — From George H.W. Bush to Donald J. Trump

On October 19th, 2017  former President George W. Bush in New York at a forum put on by the George W. Bush Institute stated, “Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.” Former President Bush in his speech referred to “the norms and rules of the global order.”

It is prophetic that former President George H.W. Bush is not only the father of George W. and Jeb Bush but he is also the father of the “New World Order” in America.

Lawrence Freedman in his 1991 Foreign Affairs article, “Order and Disorder in the New World” interprets the phrase New World Order in two ways:

“The first [interpretation] is that the slogan reflects a presumption that international institutions and, in particular, the United Nations, will be taking a more active and important role in global management… [T]he second interpretation…[is] that the phrase ‘New World Order’ is merely descriptive, requiring no more than acceptance that the current situation is unique and clearly different in critical respects” from the past.”

Today the New World Order is best defined as “globalism.”

It is prophetic that then President George H.W. Bush unveiled the New World Order to America in a speech before a joint session of Congress on September 11th, 1991. This speech was ten years before the attack on the World Trade Center in New York city in 2001. Listen to former President George H.W. Bush’s remarks carefully:

Candidate Trump defeated 16 opponents to obtain the nomination as the Republican candidate for President of the United States. One of his opponents was Jeb Bush. It is prophetic that Donald J. Trump was not only defeated Jeb Bush in the Republican primary race but he’s also the unraveler of Jeb’s father’s New World Order, which has changed its name to “globalism.”

Now listen to then candidate Donald J. Trump’s remarks aimed directly at the New World Order known as “globalism”:

The media has portrayed former President George W. Bush’s speech as anti-Trump. Rather, it appears that G.W. Bush is on the side of President Trump. Bush said, “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism [identity politics]… To renew our country, we only need to remember our values [belief in God not government].” Bush went on to say this about two of the Trump administration’s major initiatives, “First, America must harden its own defenses [increase military spending]. Our country must show resolve and resilience in the face of external attacks on our democracy [vetting of immigrants and border security]. And that begins with confronting a new era of cyber threats [President Trump’s May, 2017 Executive Order on cyber security].”

Globalism and the New World Order is dying. Elections in Austria, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and even in France, as well as BREXIT, have shown the rise of national sovereignty over what Robert Royal has labeled “authoritarian liberalism.” Royal in his column “Something Stirring in the West” notes:

We’re seeing a remarkable if disorganized reaction in the developed world to the ways that what might be called “authoritarian liberalism” has come to dominate us. Trumpism, of course, is the most obvious example. But even in Europe, the place that seems to have gone the furthest down the liberal path, something remarkable is underway.

The decline and fall of the New World order’s globalism is happening. It appears the globalists cannot stop it because they cannot stop the human spirit, as former President George W. Bush said, “We should not be blind to the economic and social dislocations caused by globalization. People are hurting. They are angry. And, they are frustrated. We must hear them and help them.”

This is why Donald J. Trump is now President of the United States, he heard the American people and is now helping the American people.

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Who Wants To Divide America?

Thus, what seems like a minor event, a few players knelling in protest of the American flag and national anthem, is part of a much larger movement linked in an ideology well ensconced in some of the country’s leading institutions, an ideology that wants all Americans to be on their knees in submission to a New World Order alien to everything the United States has ever known. Directing protests at the national anthem or the American flag crosses the line of proper debate by casting the country itself as a negative object. And when the flag is burned, it implies a desire to destroy the country for which it stands.

By William R. Hawkins

The narrative in the mainstream media is that President Donald Trump is dividing the country. This harkens back to the 2016 presidential campaign when this line was a mainstay of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She had to counter Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan of national unity. After several false starts, she finally settled on “Stronger Together” as her campaign slogan in an attempt to also express a nationalist sentiment. The actual context of her platform, however, was still the standard liberal-left dogma of class and racial conflict and sub-national identity politics based on the notion that interest groups can only gain at the expense of other interest groups; the drumbeat of “redistribution.”

Since the election, the Left has gone ballistic with an explicitly anti-nationalist campaign of “resistance” meant to frustrate the Trump administration at every turn. If the President is successful in pulling the country together behind common goals, then the political future of the Left is bleak. Liberal strategists are thus caught in a bind. They know that the American people want unity and effective government; they want the “sovereignty, prosperity and security” that President Trump spoke of at the United Nations; but leftist ideology cannot provide these public goods because it aims at revolution and the “transformation” of society. History shows such movements always produce chaos, followed by tyranny as they attempt to pound the square peg of humanity through the perfect round hole of their radical theories. So, the Left must transfer the image of disorder and strife to the Right so that they can claim that their agenda will restore order; their order. Thus, riots and terrorist acts are always “provoked” by those in authority, not planned by self-styled revolutionaries who have declared war on society.

The mainstream media, which has always been liberal, is now trending towards the far Left. “Fake news” is a tactic, known as disinformation in the world of covert operations, which is working all too well. For example, a new ABC News poll found in regard to President Trump, “The public by 66-28 percent says he’s done more to divide than to unite the country, considerably worse than the highest ‘divide’ scores for his two predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, both 55 percent.”

Reuter’s poll gave a more in-depth look at opinion that was more favorable to the conservative side, but was still headlined by Reuters as “A majority of adults disagree with Trump on firing athletes who kneel during anthem.” This was true, but the same poll found that 58 percent of respondents thought “Professional athletes should be required to stand during the national anthem at sporting events.” So, the real issue is what to do if they don’t obey? A more positive indication of how people feel was that 84 percent said they stand when the anthem is played at an event they are attending, a number that was fairly constant whether one identified as a Democrat, Republican or Independent. Seventy-four percent added that they also put their hand over their heart when hearing the anthem. So, the problem of showing disrespect for the symbols of the United States is not with the majority, but with a minority who hate the country as a whole for what it stands for. The United States was built on different principles than the ones they hold, so America’s success is illegitimate and the nation must be brought down in disgrace.

President Trump ran on a platform of nationalism.

That aligns him with traditional conservatives, but not with all elements of the Republican Party which also includes libertarians who reject any collective identity, and those politicians who cannot see anything beyond Corporate America. These splits have frustrated the White House repeatedly, especially in contrast to the solid liberal block across the aisle. The media, of course, wants to blame the man who is preaching unity rather than the factions that have crippled Congress, with the ABC News poll claiming that 59 percent believe “Trump has not brought needed change.”

In his UN speech and elsewhere, Trump declared his focus is on results, not ideology. It is this sentiment that separates the conservative-nationalist mindset from the rest of a political spectrum that draws inspiration from intellectual constructs of what an ideal world should look like. Such “idealists” are given a favorable nod that is not warranted. Experience has repeatedly shown, often at great cost, that when their ideologies are implemented the results are disastrous; not an ideal outcome.

The connection between the delusions of left-wing ideology and the NFL protests is presented by Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco quarterback who started the uproar. He attended a press conference wearing a t-shirt with the image of Fidel Castro meeting Malcolm X. “Over a teleconference call, Kaepernick reportedly praised Castro for investing in Cuba’s education system, as opposed to the American investment in the prison system, according to [Armando] Salguero” a Miami Herald columnist. On his website, Kaepernick claims he is out to “fight oppression of all kinds globally.”

Hatred of one’s own country often leads to a shift in allegiance to foreign lands and leaders based on a supposedly shared ideology. This was common during the Cold War since Marxism is the core of Left-wing thought. But this phenomenon continues even after the collapse of Soviet Communism because the Left is still motivated primarily by hatred for “capitalist-imperialist” America. Thus, there is an embrace of any rival power or foreign movement that shares hostility to the U.S. Take for example Vjay Pashad, a self-described Marxist who holds the endowed George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. His PhD is from the University of Chicago. He is a very privileged member of academe. Yet, he is also an example of someone who wants to bring down the society within which he has enjoyed success.

On September 6, Pashad was the keynote speaker on a program celebrating the centennial of the Russian Revolution. The event was held at the University of Illinois-Urbana, my undergrad alma mater. It was sponsored by some 22 university departments, colleges and study centers. The theme was “The Russian Revolution as the Mirror of Third World Aspirations” and was an echo of the old Soviet line about being the vanguard of a global “anti-colonial” movement even as the Red Army built a new empire in Eastern Europe and in satraps around the world. The USSR was also the mortal enemy of the United States. Pashad would like to see a resurgent Russia along with other powers threatening America again. Vladimir Putin is not the only one to lament the fall of the Soviet Union; he has fellow travelers in faculty lounges all across America. And we are worried about radicalization from Internet messages sent from caves in the Middle East?

In a recent interview, Pashad said “When the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] alliance emerged in the 2000s, I looked at the emergence favorably, not because I thought these powers would save the world, but, my hope was that the emergence of the BRICS project would rebalance world power and create a multi-polar world” which would undermine U.S. “hegemony.” He has turned pessimistic, however, because “right-wing” parties have taken power in India and Brazil. Thus, the coalition originally formed by Russia and China to combat the U.S. (under the rubric of promoting economic development) is losing its cohesion. Indeed, India has threatened to withdraw from BRICS because it needs American support against a two-front war with China and Pakistan. Pashad, whose heritage is Indian, might understand this if he had any allegiance to anything beyond his ideology. He is all too typical of those who dominate discussion on college campuses today, intent on squeezing any patriotic sentiments out of their students. It is a completely unnatural endeavor, but then ideology is not about human nature or human history; it is about fantasies that turn into nightmares.

Ryan Harvey, the author who interviewed Pashad, argues “There are very few signs that a collapse or weakening of US hegemony will, by itself, lead to a more peaceful or just period for the world. The question is, ultimately, what powers will fill these voids, and how will they relate to the needs and desires of people?” So, it is not enough to protest or subvert America, knocking society off balance, gutting its military or crippling the economy; other powers must be built up to take America’s place. In the end, the U.S. must lose to its enemies and fall under the dominion of those with a very different agenda for the future. Thus, what seems like a minor event, a few players knelling in protest of the American flag and national anthem, is part of a much larger movement linked in an ideology well ensconced in some of the country’s leading institutions, an ideology that wants all Americans to be on their knees in submission to a New World Order alien to everything the United States has ever known.

This does not mean that all dissent is treason; motivation and intent are the determining factors. There is plenty for people of good will to discuss about what will make us more prosperous, secure and happy. But debating within a framework of what is best for America is fundamentally different from what those are doing who advocate for causes and movements that are meant to make us weaker and to aid our enemies.

Directing protests at the national anthem or the American flag crosses the line of proper debate by casting the country itself as a negative object. And when the flag is burned, it implies a desire to destroy the country for which it stands. There are those who do want to see that happen, but they are a minority even among those who criticize current policy. Those who want to play a constructive role in making America a better place need to consider what is the appropriate way to do so and not allow themselves to be drawn into the illegitimate mob of anti-Americans. If we don’t stand for and by our country, we will be dragged down by our enemies.


William R. Hawkins, a former economics professor and Congressional staffer, is a consultant specializing in international economics and national security issues. He is a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis, of the Conservative-Online-Journalism center at the Washington-based Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research.

RELATED VIDEO: President George H.W. Bush “New World Order” speech given before the U.S. Congress on September 11, 1991.

Is There Really a Case for Pres. Trump’s Impeachment?

The short answer, No.

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The short answer, No. The long answer requires an explanation. First, the president can be impeached for committing “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In the case of Richard Nixon in 1974, charges were being prepared for obstruction of justice, but Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. On the other hand, Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by Paula Jones. He was subsequently acquitted by the Senate. Both were embarrassing affairs, and both were politically motivated.

Today, we are hearing Democrats willing to press charges against President Donald Trump for various reasons, some claiming he obstructed justice in regards to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Others believe Trump is involved in a political relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russia to promote his business interests, his seeming determination to go to war, either with North Korea or Iran, and whatever else is bothering the Democrats at the moment. Despite all of the hyperbole of his accusers, the accusations are groundless. Nothing of substance has yet surfaced from the many Russian probes. James Comey’s actions are still being scrutinized, and even though there has been a lot of saber-rattling, the last time I checked we were still relatively at peace (aside from minor actions around the globe).

All of Mr. Trump’s detractors claim their calls for impeachment are not politically motivated. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is all about politics, just as it was with Nixon and Clinton (and, for that matter, Andrew Johnson back in the 19th century).

Since losing the 2016 presidential election, the Democrats have been in a state of denial, specifically that a Washington outsider such as Mr. Trump could win and implement an agenda in stark contrast to their own. Instead of admitting defeat, the Democrats accuse the president of foul play, even going so far as to concoct a myth about Russian influence. In reality, Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats should be investigated for selling political influence.

All of this is part of the left’s plans to try to discredit Mr. Trump and derail his agenda. Calls for impeachment are simply a farce aimed at attracting media attention but going nowhere fast. The question though remains, does anyone honestly believe they have a legitimate case against the president? Aside from the liberal zealots who would like to see this happen, No, nobody is buying it. Even the authors of such legislation know it is nothing but a charade and going nowhere fast. They simply cannot stomach his victory and are bound and determined to remove him from office before his term is over.

All of this jealous rage by the Left leads me to believe they are suffering from an acute case of penis envy. Maybe this explains their sense of inferiority and why they possess a castration complex towards Mr. Trump. Oy!

Keep the Faith!

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