He’s in a “squad,” she’s in a “squad,” we’re in a “squad,” wouldn’t you like to be in a “squad” too?!

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about “The Squad,” but what exactly is its deal and what’s going on with it?

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As usual, MrEricksonRules is here to clear things up and give you an unadulterated view of the situation.

By definition…, a “squad” is a small group of people trained to work together as a unit.

Most “squads” have a name, like a firing squad, a death squad, a cheerleading squad, a military squad, a police squad, a suicide squad, a practice squad, the “Geek Squad,” a rifle squad, the “Mod squad,” a bomb squad, a rescue squad, for example.

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Now we have four of our freshmen congress women who have deemed themselves “THE SQUAD.”

That alone is pretty bold. It’s actually pretty ignorant and self-aggrandizing for them to believe they are worthy to be members of “THE SQUAD.”

“The Squad,” according to its own members, supposedly form a unified front to push for progressive changes such as a socialistic form of government, the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all (including illegal immigrants) and open borders, while opposing support for Israel, Christianity, and anything that could be construed as traditionally “American” or patriotic.

The members of “The Squad” are Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

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Okay…, so now we know what “The Squad” is.

Now what’s all of the commotion about “The Squad” as of late?

Well, it started when they basically accused Nancy Pelosi of discriminating against them and because they were people of color.  By definition, that’s accusing her of being a racist, isn’t it?

Pelosi then got into a twitter battle with them…, and not to be outdone, President Trump had to enter the fray.

He has since been accused of being a racist…, again, and a sexist…, again.

Rather than interpreting what The President said, and telling you what to think about it, like “The Squad” and the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media,” along with the rest of “the swamp…,” we’re going to just look at what The President tweeted, so you can decide for yourself.

First he tweeted:

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

Then he tweeted:

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

He then responded to reporters at the White House by saying that, “If somebody has a problem with our country, if somebody doesn’t want to be in our country, they should leave.”

“When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said?” The President added.

“They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, ‘some people did something.’ Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more.”

“Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!”

“We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country….”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

So there you have the actual tweets from The President.

Can you see why they’re blasting him for being a racist?

Can you see why they’re blasting him for being a sexist?

Hmmm, I really don’t see it either.

I can see where he’s challenging their politics and their ideas, but I don’t see racism or sexism there.

I just see four anti-American liberal democrats who can’t defend their radical narrative, so they just lazily accuse The President as being racist and sexist in order to deflect the attention away from themselves, while attempting to devalue his remarks.

If you want to, you can “see” racist and sexist intonations in “Mary had a Little Lamb,” “Baa Baa, Black Sheep,” and what about “The House that Jack Built?”

He didn’t build that!

Sorry…, I couldn’t resist.

Rebecca Morin, of USA TODAY, reported that, “On Monday afternoon, the lawmakers responded to Trump’s comments in a press conference on Capitol Hill.  Pressley said the president’s recent comments were just a ‘disruptive distraction’ from a ‘callous, chaotic and corrupt’ administration.”

“Omar accused Trump of pursuing a ‘white nationalist’ agenda.”

Excuse me, but isn’t that a racist remark?  Just sayin’.

“While the congresswomen were speaking, Trump continued to tweet about them, ‘The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” [The Squad], but now they are forced to embrace them,’ The President wrote. ‘That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!’”

‘“THIS is what racism looks like,’ Pressley tweeted.  “WE are what democracy looks like. And we’re not going anywhere. Except back to DC to fight for the families you marginalize and vilify every day.’”

Isn’t this a racist calling out President Trump for racism?

Why does everything always have to come down to what someone “looks” like instead of what they stand for?

“Omar, who has been criticized by Republicans several times due to controversial comments she made about Israel, also criticized Trump’s online postings and Trump himself.  ‘Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States,’ she tweeted Sunday. ‘Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.’”

‘“Want a response to a lawless & complete failure of a President?’ Tlaib tweeted. ‘He is the crisis. His dangerous ideology is the crisis. He needs to be impeached.’”

Yes…, and in your oath you swear to uphold the laws of our country…, the laws that you are in charge of establishing.  Yet you encourage other politicians and illegal immigrants to ignore and break our laws.

“Ocasio-Cortez, who is a self-described Democratic Socialist, tweeted a thread responding to the president, saying that Trump is ‘angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us.’”

It’s not YOU Ms. Ocasio-Cortez…, it’s your dangerous socialist ideas that worry him.

‘“You rely on a frightened America for your plunder,’ she tweeted. ‘You won’t accept a nation that sees healthcare as a right or education as a #1 priority, especially where we’re the ones fighting for it. Yet here we are.’”

What?  AOC’s level of confusion is truly impressive.

It is the democrats who have traditionally employed “scare tactics” with seniors, women, minorities and the underprivileged in general.

Now…, adding insult to injury…, Chad Pergram and Frank Miles of Fox News report that, “House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., was seeking extra protection for members of Congress [from Senate Sergeant at Arms, Michael Stenger] on Monday after President Trump’s tweets and remarks about the ‘progressive squad.’”

“In the letter for House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, Thompson argued that the Capitol Police Board should meet to ‘analyze the current threat environment and set thresholds for enhanced safety of Members.’”

Well isn’t that special!

Yes…, by all means…, let’s all be concerned about “enhanced security” for our “open borders” congress people who have no concern about the security of their American citizen constituents, when it comes to letting anyone and everyone into our country, and then fighting to keep illegal immigrant criminals in our country by opposing federal law officers when they try and do their jobs to protect American citizens.

Only in America.

 

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Discrimination…, check.  Racism…, check. African-Americans…, ch…, wait! What?!

It’s true folks. African-Americans are not immune from demonstrating a little discrimination and racism from time to time.

Really!  Believe it or not!

Here…, I’ll show you.

At some event, in Detroit, Michigan…, a group that puts on something called “AfroFuture Fest,” was actually charging one price for whites and a different [lower] price for Blacks or “people of color.”

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It’s true.

I kid you not.

This, by definition, is both discriminatory and racist.

There is no arguing that…, at least you would think so.

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Nicole Darrah of Fox News reported, “A Michigan music festival that was charging white people twice the amount for a ticket than ‘people of color’ backtracked its ticketing structure on Sunday.”

“AfroFuture Fest, scheduled to be held in Detroit in August, appeared to change their ticket prices to $20 general admission after receiving backlash for a ticketing inconsistency that offered ‘people of color’ tickets for $10, while ‘non-POC’ tickets cost $20.”

‘“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial,’ the rapper [Tiny Jag], whose real name is Jillian Graham, told the Detroit Metro Times.  ‘I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be … especially not because of anything that I have going on.’”

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“Graham, who said her grandmother is white, said while she understands the goal of equity and equality for the black community, she called the moved ‘non-progressive’ and ‘not solution-focused.’

Oh, and you were doing so good Jillian!

But you finished up with a real bunch of liberal gobbled goop there.

I’d call it a bunch of BS, myself.

“The founder and co-director of AfroFuture Youth, the group which put the event together, told The New York Times that organizers changed the event prices after receiving harassment regarding the pricing structure.”

Ya think?!

‘“For safety, not anything else but that, the new ticket structure will be a standard set price across the board of $20,’ Adrienne Ayers said Sunday afternoon. ‘However, there will be a suggested donation for non-people of color.’”

Oh…, of course Ms. Ayers…, of course.  All of us “non-POCs” would be more than happy to donate our hard earned money just because our skin happens to be a lighter shade than yours!

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And by all means…, standardize those ticket prices for Safety’s sake!

WHAT?!

You must think we’re all as dumb as you are, Ms. Ayers!

“She said the previous ticketing plan was implemented because ‘events often designed for marginalized black and brown communities can easily be co-opted by those with cultural, monetary and class privileges.’”

Again…, WHAT?!

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And charging “whitey” twice as much for a ticket would stop white people from taking over something called “AfroFest?!”

“AfroFuture explained their policy and rationale for it on their Eventbrite page. Organizers cite ‘equality’ and ‘equity’ in their ticketing, and state their structure ‘was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).’”

So these People of Color are saying that only People of color can truly be poor?

Please…, tell us more about your racist rationale and racist policies!

Hey…, this is fun!  I can understand now why these guys love playing the race card so much!

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‘“Affording joy and pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for POC and we believe everyone should have access to receiving such,’ organizers wrote.”

What planet are these people living on?

What country are these people living in?

I know Detroit is a pretty messed up place, but this is REALLY messed up!

‘“Ayers said that as of Sunday, the festival sold 71 tickets — including 13 that were set aside for white people.’”

Whew!  71 tickets?!

What are they going to do with all of that money?

Have these guys ever considered setting up a lemonade stand?

Just sayin’.

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Welcome to “The Peoples Racism Court!” Better known as the TV show, “The View.”

The hosts of “The View” are apparently the official arbiters of who is and who is not a racist in this country.

Sam Dorman of Fox News reported that, ‘“The View’ hosts defend Joe Biden from Dem attacks, say there’s a ‘real racist in the White House.’”

‘“The View’ hosts on Thursday pushed back on race-based criticisms of former Vice President Joe Biden, suggesting that by calling him a ‘racist,’ people were trivializing real racism in the White House.”

‘“Joe Biden is not a racist, and I would never call him a racist especially when I believe we have a true racist sitting in the White House,’ host Sunny Hostin said, receiving support from co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.”

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So you would “NEVER” call Biden a racist…, huh, Sunny…, huh, Whoopi…, huh, Joy?

But we have a “true racist” in The White House though?

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And we all know why this is the case per you and your friends…, BECAUSE JOE BIDEN IS A DEMOCRAT, A LIBERAL, AND A CARD CARRYING, LIFETIME, MEMBER OF ‘THE SWAMP!”

Joe Biden could run around Washington D.C. calling every black person he saw the “N word,” and he would get a free racism pass.

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And what is it exactly that President Trump said or did that earned him the title of a “true racist?”

Hmmm?

Go ahead…, talk amongst yourselves…, I’ll wait.

Still waiting…

Still waiting…

Oh, well…, get back to me when you actually come up with something…, I won’t hold my breath!

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“Goldberg, who grew up during the civil rights era, implied it was ridiculous to call Biden a racist and defended him for working with segregationists as a senator. ‘There are real racists out there,’ she exclaimed.”

You’re such a phony, and a hypocrite, Whoopi.

It’s just as “ridiculous” to call President Trump a racist, and you know it.

“She went on to tell Biden’s competitors to beat him in debates but not to call him a racist. ‘You can’t call the dude a racist. He sat for eight years with a black guy,’ she said, referring to former President Barack Obama.”

And she doesn’t even realize how much of a racist she sounds like.

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Only a racist constantly sees things through the eyes of a racial perspective…, black or white.

 

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Is Pete “the punk” Buttigieg serious right now? 

Wait…, Pete who…, what?

According to Leah Simpson for The DailyMail.com, “Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg [pronounced “Booty-gag,” I believe] fully supports erasing the names of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from titles of prestigious annual political dinners around the country, due to their slave-owning history.”

“The Indiana politician shared his view on The Hugh Hewitt Show Friday after the radio host asked if Jefferson-Jackson dinners should be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves.”

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‘“Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do,’ Buttigieg said ahead of his June 15 appearance at the event that is now named the Blue Commonwealth Dinner in his state.”

“He told The Hugh Hewitt Show Friday that ‘Jefferson is more problematic’ than Jackson.”

Oh…, so Thomas Jefferson is “more problematic” in your eyes, huh, Mr. “Booty-gag?”

Please allow me to remind you about a few things regarding Thomas Jefferson?

First of all, he lived over 200 years ago (1743-1826)!

Things were a little different over 200 years ago.

I think we need to put Thomas Jefferson and his life “in context.”

Thomas Hobbes said, “Life was still nasty, brutish, and short” in 1800. The average life expectancy was only about 37 years.  A typical day was filled with hard work of every sort. People worked six days a week and went to church on Sunday. They mostly dealt with illnesses by dying. They ate meat and grains and vegetables and whatever they could grow and kill.

There was no electricity, no running water, no educational system, no “health care” and no “social security.”

There was no way to get around, on land, besides walking or with the help of a horse.

I doubt that our friend Pete would even have lasted very long.

It was during these times that Thomas Jefferson managed to become an architect, a lawyer, the principal author of The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, one of the founding fathers of our country, a diplomat under George Washington, the second vice president of the United States from 1797 to 1801, and the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

During the American Revolution, he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration of Independence, he served as the second Governor of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, during the American Revolutionary War.  He became the United States Minister to France in May 1785, and subsequently the nation’s first secretary of state under President George Washington from 1790 to 1793.

It’s a shame that the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, which is about 60 miles east of Chicago, with just over 100,000 residents, and ranked 301st in the country in population, has such issues with someone “like” Thomas Jefferson.

Like they say in the world of sports, Pete Buttigieg would not be qualified to carry Thomas Jefferson’s jock!

Thomas Jefferson was a product of his times, Pete.  Jefferson having slaves at the time wasn’t anything personal.  It was what it was, that’s all.

If it weren’t for men like Jefferson, who established the absolute miracle of a country called The United States, you wouldn’t be able to stand there criticizing him.  In fact, you’d probably be a slave yourself, or at the very best a peon, working your life away based on the wishes of your masters.

“Buttigieg said the disassociation of Jefferson’s name was more of a pressing matter across the United States.”

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‘“Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor,’ he said.”

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It’s too bad we all have not “evolved” to such an elite level as yourself Mr. Buttigieg!”

Right now, America is still a free country and we all get to choose who we choose to honor.  You can choose to honor whoever you feel is worthy of your admiration, Pete…, you know…, people like Madonna, Cher, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg…, but as for me, I’ll stick with Thomas Jefferson as someone deserving of our admiration and appreciation.

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“However he regards the move as a way to not only acknowledge the damage of the enslavement of people but to make it clear racism still thrives in America.”

I wouldn’t say “racism is thriving in America,” although the democrats sure do love to promote it.  Racism is actually a cottage industry for many liberals.

Racism obviously exists though, and it always will exist to some extent.

For most people back in Jefferson’s era, slavery wasn’t about racism, however, it was about business.

From The Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

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Buttiġieġ is a Maltese surname, derived from an Arabic word, meaning chicken owner, or in this case “chicken sh#t.”

Mayor Buttigieg has bad-mouthed Thomas Jefferson on race, but according to Wikipedia, “In 2012, Buttigieg demoted South Bend police chief Darryl Boykins (the city’s first ever African American police chief) after a federal investigation found that the police department had improperly recorded telephone calls. He also fired the police department’s communications director, who had ‘discovered the recordings but continued to record the line at Boykins’ command.’ The police communications director alleged that the recordings captured four senior police officers making racist remarks and discussing illegal acts. Boykins sued the city for racial discrimination over being demoted by the mayor [Mayor Buttigieg], arguing that the taping policy existed under previous police chiefs, who were white…, resulting in the city’s spending over $800,000 on out-of-court settlements.

Hmmm…, that sounds like a racist type issue there Mr. Mayor.  And you must have been guilty since you opted to settle for over $800,000. And not of your own money, of course, but with money from the hardworking taxpayers of your fair city.

Typical liberal hypocrisy on display…, again.

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“Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?” – A recent headline in The New York Times.

The democrat party and liberals in general continually like to label conservatives, and President Trump specifically, as racists (anti-people of color), misogynists (anti-women), along with having phobias concerning any other type of personal delineation you can name.

It must be a heavy burden, maintaining this “enlightedness” on a daily basis.

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But we all have our crosses to bear.

I would argue that the liberal “enlightedness” of 2019 and 2020 is racist (anti-white) and misandrous (anti-men).

Approximately 70% of the U.S. population is “white,” which equates to roughly 225 million people, with males specifically accounting for about 110 million of those.

On the surface, that would not seem to be a very wise position for the democrats to be coming from.

But being wise, fair, and tolerant is not their current M.O. (“modus operandi,” or “method of operating”).

Why does everything have to be viewed through the spectrum of race, gender, culture and sexual orientation with the left?

Shouldn’t their goal be to just nominate the best person “to be the face of the democrat party in 2020,” regardless of race, gender, culture and sexual orientation?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

I think Dr. King would be disappointed that democrats and liberals were the ones standing in the way of that dream.

The comical thing, however, is that even with all of this “anti-white male” talk flying around the democrat party, their leading candidates right now are all white males!

Remember, however, in liberal land, what you say is more important than what you actually do.

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The top four I am referring to are: “Creepy Uncle” Joe Biden, “Crazy” Bernie Sanders, Beto “O’Dork” O’Rourke and Pete “Booty-gag” Buttigieg.

Candidates of a more “preferred” race and/or gender are Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillebrand, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, although they currently trail the four “white devils” by a significant amount in the polls.

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One of these “preferred” candidates will undoubtedly be chosen as the vice-presidential candidate to balance out the regrettable white male presidential candidate.

Howard Kurtz for Fox News adds, “… isn’t it also a discriminatory impulse to say perhaps a white male candidate should be denied the nomination on the grounds of race and sex?  Doesn’t that go against what we’ve always heard about wanting a color-blind and gender-neutral society?”

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The New York Times article piece says that “Democrats have seen the strong diversity in their field … become somewhat overshadowed by white male candidates.”  The article then asks, “What’s the bigger gamble: to nominate a white man and risk disappointing some of the party’s base, or nominate a minority candidate or a woman who might struggle to carry predominantly white swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that both Barack Obama and President Trump won?”

Hmmm…, so Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are considered “white swing states” by the liberals?  Interesting.  So even entire states have a racial determination in their eyes.

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Believe me my democrat friends…, there is no “gamble” for you no matter who you nominate.  Who else are the great confused liberal masses going to vote for?

President Trump!?

And those “unicorn” voters who identify as “independents” are even more confused than the confused liberal masses.

If any of these “independents” had an IQ higher than that of a jackass, the difference between President Trump and any of these democrat candidates should be readily apparent.  How anyone could be “undecided” going into the 2020 presidential election is beyond me.

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There is going to be well over a billion dollars spent on this election, trying to persuade about 1,000 “independent” idiots.

Everyone else is spoken for.

That’s about $1 million a vote by the way…, and they’ll probably end up voting for the Green Party candidate anyway!  Or not bother to vote at all because they still couldn’t make up their mind!

It’s a mad, mad, mad world.

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C’mon democrats…, sing along…, Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya…, oh Lord Kumbaya.

Our illustrious democrat controlled House of Representatives bravely voted to condemn “all hate,” last week!

Does that even need to be voted on?

Do they need a vote to instruct their members to keep breathing?

Well…, they didn’t really vote to condemn “all hate.”

It’s still okay to “hate” President Trump, anyone in his family and anyone associated with him, politically or otherwise.

It’s still okay to “hate” those evil “pro-lifers.”

It’s still okay to “hate” those people who wear those red “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats.

It’s still okay to “hate” those uneducated and deplorable Trump supporters.

It’s still okay to “hate” conservatives in general.

There…, you see?  There’s still plenty of hate to go around!

Democrat Representative, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, created an internal uproar after she insinuated that backers of Israel exhibited dual loyalty.  And this wasn’t her first swipe at Jewish people and supporters of Israel.  This is becoming a common occurrence for her.

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Some democrats wanted to distance themselves from Omar’s racism and religious prejudice, but, in the end, they just couldn’t do it.

According Sarah Silbiger of The New York Times, “It started as a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Then, anti-Muslim bias was added in. After that came white supremacy. And by the end, it cited ‘African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others’ victimized by bigotry.”

So, in other words, it turned into a white person bashing resolution in the end, and Ms. Omar was completely left off the hook.

“The resolution condemning “hateful expressions of intolerance,” (except political intolerance, as I noted above) which passed the House by an overwhelming 407-to-23 vote Thursday afternoon, was as much a statement of Democrats’ values as their factionalism. Caught in the middle was Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who worked for days to quell the internal uproar that erupted after a freshman Democrat, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, insinuated that backers of Israel exhibit dual loyalty.”

‘“I see everything as an opportunity,’ Ms. Pelosi told reporters Thursday morning as she announced the vote. ‘This is an opportunity once again to declare as strongly as possible opposition to anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim statements’ and ‘white supremacist attitudes.’”

“The carefully crafted measure, one Democratic aide called it a ‘kitchen-sink resolution,’ capped an emotional week for Democrats, who found themselves divided along racial and religious lines as they debated how to respond to Ms. Omar.”

Some veteran Jewish Democrats, who had pushed for a measure that would solely condemn anti-Semitism, were equally dismayed.

“We are having this debate because of the language of one of our colleagues, language that suggests Jews like me who serve in the United States in Congress and whose father earned a purple heart fighting the Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge, that we are not loyal Americans,” Representative Ted Deutch, Democrat of Florida, said Thursday morning in an emotional speech on the House floor.

“Why are we unable to singularly condemn anti-Semitism?” Mr. Deutch asked. “Why can’t we call it anti-Semitism and show we’ve learned the lessons of history?”

“Representative Lee Zeldin of New York, one of two Jewish Republicans in the House, voted no, calling the final resolution ‘spineless and disgusting,’ adding, ‘If a Republican member was pushing the anti-Semitism that Representative Omar keeps peddling, this resolution would name names.’”

Ya think?

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But Ms. Pelosi quickly explained to “reporters” that the resolution was not aimed at Ms. Omar.

“It’s not about her; it’s about these forms of hatred,” Ms. Pelosi said.

“As she spoke to reporters Thursday morning, Ms. Pelosi took a shot at President Trump and his equivocal statements after the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville: ‘The president may think there are good people on both sides; we don’t share that view.’”

Of course!  President Trump is the real guilty party here!  How could we forget about him!?

The vote on this resolution comes just weeks after Ms. Omar apologized for saying on Twitter that support for Israel was, “all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to $100 bills that critics said echoed a common anti-Semitic belief that Jewish money is controlling foreign policy.

“Ms. Pelosi stopped short of asking for another apology from Ms. Omar, saying: ‘It’s up to her to explain.  But I do not believe that she understood the full weight of her words.’”

Ha!  So you’re saying Ms. Omar doesn’t know how talk or express herself correctly, Nancy?  Is that what you’re saying?

It’s funny how liberals are afforded the luxury or “misspeaking,” being taken out of context and misunderstanding how someone else is going to take their words.

None of these options are ever afforded to conservatives and/or republicans.

 

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Has Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” come true?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I sincerely believe that time has arrived.

You’re always going to have exceptions to everything, but for the most part, I think Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” has become reality.

I believe today, for the most part, people are judged by their actions and by what they say rather than the color of their skin.

A problem we face today, however, is that some really don’t want to be judged by their character.  They prefer to use the color of their skin as an excuse or as a ticket to special considerations and allowances.

They prefer to use the color of their skin as a wedge between people of their skin color and people of other colors, either for fame, power, money or a combination of the three.

They say, “The meaning of King’s monumental quote is more complex today than in 1963 because ‘the unconscious signals have changed,’ according to the historian Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed trilogy “America in the King Years.”

What does that mean?

It sounds to me like the people who would prefer to use the color of their skin for their own purposes are trying to tell us that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words mean something other than what anyone who understands English understands them to mean.

It’s a form of racial “spin” or racial propaganda.

Bernice King doubts that her father would really seek to ignore differences.

“When he talked about the ‘beloved community,’ he talked about everyone bringing their gifts, their talents, their cultural experiences,” she says. “We live in a society where we may have differences, of course, but we learn to celebrate these differences.”

Yes we do celebrate cultural differences, Bernice, but excuse me if I reiterate that your father’s words, in this case, were words of inclusion and racial “blindness,” just like the “blindness” of justice.

It’s obvious that Bernice King makes her living off of her daddy’s coattails.  It’s definitely not in her best interests to acknowledge any level of racial progress.

“Unfortunately race in American history has been one area in which Americans kid themselves and pretend to be fair-minded when they really are not,” says Taylor Branch, whose new book is “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.”

Well, I suppose we all can’t be as enlightened as you Mr. Branch.  But how do portend to know what “Americans” are supposedly kidding themselves about?  You’re obviously making quite a nice living off of your books about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Like I mentioned before, money is one of the reasons people keep preferring to drive wedges between the races.

The quote is like the Declaration of Independence, says Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a conservative think tank that studies race and ethnicity. In years past, he says, America may have needed to grow into the words, but today they must be obeyed to the letter.

“The Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal,” says Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity. “Nobody thinks it doesn’t really mean what it says…”  “King gave a brilliant and moving quotation, and I think it says we should not be treating people differently on the basis of skin color.”

Many others agree. King’s quote has become a staple of conservative belief that “judged by the color of their skin” includes things such as unique appeals to certain voter groups, reserving government contracts for Hispanic-owned businesses, seeking more non-white corporate executives, or admitting black students to college with lower test scores.

In the latest issue of the Weekly Standard magazine, the quote appears in the lead of a book review titled “The Price Was High: Affirmative Action and the Betrayal of a Colorblind Society.”

“Considering race as a factor in affirmative action keeps the wounds of slavery and Jim Crow ‘sore and festering.’ It encourages beneficiaries to rely on ethnicity rather than self-improvement to get ahead,” wrote the author, George Leef.

The RightWingNews.com blog added, “The idea that everyone should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin” in their list of “25 People, Places and Things Liberals Love to Hate.”

“Conservatives feel they have embraced that quote completely. They are the embodiment of that quote but get no credit for doing it,” says the author of the article, John Hawkins. “Liberals like the idea of the quote because it’s the most famous thing Martin Luther King said, but they left the principles behind the quote behind a long time ago.”

 

Thank you to CBS News for contributing to this article.

 

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Louis Farrakhan is suffering from delusions of grandeur.

Louis Farrakhan, the “leader of The Nation of Islam,” is calling for a “separate state” for Black Americans.  He says this is, “what God wants,” while any blacks that oppose his calling he describes as “slaves.”

According to Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News, “Farrakhan, who in recent months has made numerous anti-Semitic comments, made his call for a nation-state separate from white America in response to the question whether it’s still his and the group’s goal.”

“That’s not just my goal. That’s what God wants. Most of our people don’t want it here,” Farrakhan has said. “You love your enemy. You want to stay with your enemy. You’re in love with his wealth. I understand the fascination, slaves. I understand that. But God has something else for us.”

“The preacher went on to reiterate that neither he nor his group has changed its goal of a separate state since its creation in the 1960s.”

‘“Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying ‘It’s nation time!’ he said.”

‘“Black Power. Black Power to do what? To integrate a lunch counter? Black Power to build a nation for 40 million, now near 50 million, black people,’ he added.”

‘“Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying It’s nation time!’”

Well…, let’s step back a moment Mr. Farrakhan, and take a look at what exactly we have here.

There are 325.7 million people in The United States.

“Blacks” make up only 12.6% of the population.  Does that surprise you?  The way “Blacks” act you would think they make up close to 50% of the population.  The truth is they truly are a minority…, and a small minority at that.

And how many of those “Blacks” are only half “Black?”  How many of those “Blacks” are half White, or half Asian, or half Latino?  The actual percent of true “Blacks” is really under 10% probably.

You say you want to build a nation for, “40 million, now near 50 million, black people.”

The truth is that “Black” people account for about 41 million people in The United States.  Nowhere near even approaching 50 million.

Now let’s take a look your “The Nation of Islam.”

“The Nation of Islam” is estimated (and why they don’t have a more exact count is confusing to me) to have 20,000-50,000 members.

I personally question that low figure of 20,000.  I believe it is even much less than that.

But, be that as it may, using their numbers, that’s still less than 1% of African Americans, and less than .01% of the total U.S. population.

So in reality, Louis Farrakhan is in no position to think he is representing African Americans, in general, at all.

You say you want a “separate state.”  What state exactly would that be?  Montana, Idaho…, Arizona?

And how exactly would that work?

And you frame your desire as if there is someone out here who could grant your wish.

Why would anyone establish a “black state” for you?

Perhaps you should buy an island and move your measly group of followers there and see how you would do.

Lukas Mikelionis added, “In November, Farrakhan and his groupies went on a solidarity trip to Iran and led “Death to America” chants.”

“During the trip, Farrakhan told Iranian students that ‘America has never been a democracy,’ and also led a ‘Death to Israel’ chant at the end of his talk, Iranian news agencies reported.”

I know!  Perhaps Iran would give you a portion of their country to establish your “Black State?”

Or maybe some country in Africa would welcome you back and grant you some land to “homestead” on?

Somehow, I’m guessing that’s not really what you want.

In reality, I don’t think you really know what you want.  In reality, I don’t think you’ve really thought this whole thing through…, which would be par for the course in your case.

You’re all hot air and no action Mr. Farrakhan.  If you want your own state, do something about it instead of just talking about it.  Go establish a town somewhere.  15,000-20,000 people is a small town in America.

Why don’t you start there and work up to a “nation” at a later date?

Conservatives actually have no problem with anyone creating their own destiny.  It’s your friends, the liberals, who would prefer you don’t leave “the plantation,” however.

Minister Farrakhan has actually endorsed and praised President Trump in the past, but he has been critical of him as well.  Farrakhan’s message of independence and taking responsibility for your own destiny is one most conservatives would support.  It’s too bad he has to “lob those racism bombs” out there every so often.

Farrakhan is in a politically peculiar spot.  Conservatives can’t support him because of his racist tendencies, and liberals can’t disavow him because…, well…, because he’s Black, and he’s not technically a conservative.

Isn’t it a funny world that we live in?

 

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“Bullying journalists is not presidential.” – Fox News anchor Julie Banderas

President Trump called out a pair of Fox News personalities last Sunday on Twitter, saying that FOX’s John Roberts and Gillian Turner, “…have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations that the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN&NBC!”

According to Erik Pedersen for “Deadline Hollywood,” “A Fox colleague [Former Fox Report Weekend regular and current fill-in anchor Julie Banderas] hit back on the same social media platform.”

“By going on Twitter and insulting two of our journalists @realDonaldTrump is putting a target on their backs. In turn his followers will then attack @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner in support on Twitter. Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period. https://t.co/xayShIojYj — Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) January 28, 2019”

“A few minutes earlier, Banderas had replied to a ‘rando’ [a random tweeter] who counseled her that if she ‘can’t stand some criticism, time to find a new line of work.’ She hit back, with an ‘@POTUS’ target:

‘We can and do stand plenty of criticism every day which is fine coming from everyday viewers. Our jobs are not meant to please others. But the office of the @POTUS ought not to be the one lashing out. That’s not how this country works. That’s not how Freedom of the Press works. https://t.co/buakHRRwPO — Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) January 28, 2019,”

Wow…, where do I begin?

Let’s begin by suggesting that Julie Banderas put her “big girl” pants on, first of all.

Next, let’s deal with Ms. Banderas’ understanding of what “bullying” is.

Julie Banderas is saying that because President Trump accused her colleagues, John Roberts and Gillian Turner, of “…having even less understanding of the Wall negotiations that the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN&NBC!” that The President was “bullying” them.

You call this “bullying?”

Really?

How protected you must have been growing up Ms. Banderas.

You were obviously a regular visitor to the various “safe zones” back in college.

I don’t view this as “bullying,” Ms. Banderas…, I view this as The President stating his opinion, which we all still have the right to do the last time I checked (even though Nancy Pelosi is now in charge of The House of Representatives).

I tend to agree with the random tweeter who suggested that if Julie Banderas, “can’t stand some criticism, time to find a new line of work.”

Lastly, Ms. Banderas says, “We can and do stand plenty of criticism every day which is fine coming from everyday viewers. Our jobs are not meant to please others. But the office of the @POTUS ought not to be the one lashing out. That’s not how this country works. That’s not how Freedom of the Press works.”

Thank you Julie for explaining to us all “how this country works,” and how “freedom of the press works.” It must be an awful burden on you to be responsible for being the caretaker of this guarded knowledge!

The fact is that you obviously have no idea how this country works, and that the “freedom of the press” does not override or come before the freedom of speech of all citizens…, including The President of the United States.

Ms. Banderas has also said, “People used to call President Obama stupid.  People used to call him a Muslim.  People used to call him under-qualified, a sellout to America, a hater of Israel.  I mean they called him every name in the book, but you didn’t see him lash out.”

Besides the fact that all of that is true…, who was saying these things?  You can find someone saying just about anything at any time.  The difference with President Trump is that it is other elected politicians (mayors, governors, congress people and senators) saying these hurtful things about him.  It is the “biased, liberal, fake news media saying libelous things about President Trump.  It is the whole Hollywood and entertainment community saying exaggerated untruths about President Trump.

You see Julie, who “they” are makes quite a difference.  What “people” you’re talking about makes quite a difference.

Being a professional “journalist,” you should be able to make that determination on your own.

People in a position to influence others, who are confused, ought not be spouting their ill-informed beliefs for the consumption of the general public.  In this case, they need to be “lashed out” at.  And if the one “lashing out” at these people, who should know better, is The President, then so be it.

 

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