Media Suppresses the Money Behind BLM; The Fallacy of White Privilege; Schools Must Open in the Fall

Bill O’Reilly; July 13, 2020

Bill O’Reilly here, welcome to the No Spin News for Monday, July 13th, 2020. Stand Up for Your Country. Tonight, we’ll continue our investigation into the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation. We have a good guest. You’ll learn things you don’t know.   But first, the lead story is how COVID is hiding the radical agenda. Now, stay with me here because it’s a little complicated, but important. Now, first of all, the president of the United States has been put off balance. So you may have noticed it, Donald Trump has lost a little of his swagger. He’s always been a guy that struck back against things he didn’t think were fair, but now he’s doing more of that. And on the COVID thing, he’s frustrated, and that’s the truth. I know it personally. So, Donald Trump is used to, if you read my book, the United States of Trump, controlling everything in his world, and he did that for the first three years of his presidency, he was in charge, he controlled. The pandemic comes in, he can’t control it and the American people are scared, many of them. And when people are frightened, they look to the government or their dad or their business, whatever it may be, to protect them. But nobody can protect us from COVID. It’s unique in that. So you can’t send in the army or the police. Can’t. There’s nothing you can do. And of course, the anti Trump press blames President Trump for the pandemic, for the contagion.   Now, that’s not fair. It’s not true. Maybe he could have done things better, but think about this, the president has kept the economy and the markets, particularly the stock market, fairly stable. I think that’s a pretty good accomplishment in the middle of a pandemic. Now, I’m not trying to promote Donald Trump. I’m trying to inject a bit of fairness here. So if you want to think that President Trump has booted it on COVID, that’s your opinion. You’re entitled to it. But the fact is that Donald Trump has been worn down. Put yourself in his shoes, just six months ago he thought he had reelection like that. He had a booming economy running against a weak opponent. OK. Trump thought he was just going to skate right on in there. And then, wham, this happens. He’s frustrated. We’ll get into that in a little while.   Now, I’ve said if the schools don’t open in the fall, Trump loses, and I’m sticking to that, which is why there is so much urgency on the part of the federal government to get these schools open. We’ll get into specifics on the schools in a little while. The next thing is that there is a radical left movement. You all know it. I mean, we’ve been going over it and over it and over it. But that is being obscured by COVID because instead of reporting honestly on the radical left movement, the networks and a lot of the cables just do COVID all day and they ignore the danger, and I mean that literally, from Marxist groups and anarchists. I mean, they ignore it and are not going to report it. We do. But we look for pickup. Got a little bit of the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, we got a little, we got it out there, but it wasn’t easy.   And finally, many of you voters in America are absolutely clueless. A, they’re panicked over COVID. B, they don’t pay attention. C, it’s all about them, not about the country. And so you’ve got a big, big cordray voters who well, on Thursday, they’re going to vote for Biden, but maybe not on Saturday, Trump. They’re back and forth, they swing, which is why you see the polls, which don’t mean anything now. And finally, the backlash against the radical left and against the anti police movement has been delayed because of COVID. If there was no COVID, these people could never get away with what they’re trying to pull. I mean, we are seeing hundreds of people shot in major cities across the country and the networks ignore it, mostly ignore it. If there wasn’t any COVID, they couldn’t do that.   Now, you’ve heard me talk about white privilege and this is going to lead into our segment on the Marxists Black Lives Matter Lobal Foundation. So white privilege, I have never bought into. All right. I have always told you for years, it’s not true. What is true is economic privilege and there’s no doubt about that. If you have money or your family has money or you inherit money, you have privilege attached to that asset. It’s all about money, not skin color. I’ve always said that it is harder for an African-American to pursue happiness in this country than a white American. That is true because there are bigots that play the skin color game. It doesn’t matter there on all sides, because whites are the majority. So here on Long Island, where I live, for many, many years, if you were a upper black family, there were certain neighborhoods you couldn’t buy into. All right, that was wrong. And the reason was, as again I write in the United States of Trump, because his father, Trump’s father, was involved with this, economic. That they thought of black families moved into certain neighborhoods, property values would go down. OK. So there is economic privilege and it’s a corrupter. How many rich people do you know? I know a lot and some them I’d like to slap upside the head because they’re so arrogant. Why are you arrogant? Because you have money? You know it. It exists. OK, but white skin color privilege is a myth.   Enter 19 year old Rav Arora. This kid’s a genius. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, and he’s a writer. He sells his articles to a number of publications. So he researched white privilege. Ready? And again, it’s always good to watch this broadcast with a pen and paper. He found out four things that just blow the white privilege theory out of the water. Number one, according to statistics from the US Census Bureau, several minority groups in America out earn white people. They earn more money than white people. These are the groups, ready? Pakistani Americans, Lebanese American, South African Americans, Filipino Americans, Sri Lankan Americans and Iranian Americans. And the number one group in the United States for earnings, India, Indians. They earn more money than anyone else. None of those groups except for South Africa, are white based. None of them. Second, black immigrant groups have a median household income above the American average. Who are black immigrant groups? Nigerian’s, Barbadians, Ghanians, Trinidadians, all have higher incomes than the average American. And because whites are more than blacks and Hispanics, that’s the factor.   Third, Nigerian Americans are one of the most educated groups in America, according to a study by Rice University. They only make up one percent of African-Americans, Nigerians, one percent. Yet they are represented at the Harvard Business School at a rate of 25 percent of black students. So no wonder they are out earning whites, Nigerian Americans. I didn’t know any of this and I know you didn’t know any of it. And thanks to Rav Arora, we now know it. And finally, 16 million white Americans, almost twice as many as black Americans live in poverty. Now, that’s a little skewed because black Americans are 13 percent of the population and whites are 50 something, close to 60 percent. It’s a little skewed. But it goes against if you’re white, you have privilege. OK. That’s what it goes against. So, the white privilege argument, this is why I’m even bothering with it. Kids hear this, black kids, and it builds in to their thinking process, they’re immature,  but so are most adults, that they’re victims. Because whites have privilege, they the black kids don’t have privilege and they can’t succeed. They’re victims of a biased system and that creates grievance. Oh, I flunk because I’m black. Oh, you didn’t hire me because I’m black. Oh, you were rude to me because I’m black and you have white privilege.   Nobody has done this to me because they’re afraid of me, but if anybody ever said to me, Hey O’Reilly, check your privilege, the mature O’Reilly would say, hey, why don’t you take your stupid theory and whatever. I probably wouldn’t use a euphemism, but I would state my objection. I grew up in Levittown, New York, as many of you know. It was a you couldn’t get more humble beginnings than that. I guess you could, but it would be hard. OK. I didn’t have any money and nobody in the neighborhood had any money, that’s why they were living in Levittown. My father bought the house for eight thousand dollars in 1951. So this white privilege nonsense is corrosive to the country because it creates another generation of victims. The blacks grow up, not all of them, certainly not Nigerians, and they say I can’t make it. Why should I even try?   Now, part of the dissemination of black propaganda, or propaganda directed toward blacks is the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation. So in Milwaukee, the head of the crew there, Patrick Benjamin, recently wrote an article June 21st, it said dear white people, if you have ever said any of these things then you are part of the problem, and he lists the most absurd stuff like everyone struggles, being white has never been one of those struggles. Being poor is a struggle. It’s just garbage. The article is just garbage. But the basic premise is that white people are oppressive and that’s what the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation sells. Skin color. Caucasian oppressive. One final note. Skin color should not be in any debate, and it is in the Washington Redskins and we’ll get to that in a little while. Should not be in any debate. Skin color does not matter. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best. It’s the content of your character. OK. This right here, it doesn’t matter. And if you inject skin color in any way, shape or form into the debate, you’re going to be marked, number one, ostracized and you’ll lose the debate. You’ve got to really cut through this and get into education. Get into the system in America that requires competition and how to compete.   All right. Let’s bring in Scott Walter. He is the president of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., and his group, the Capital Research Center, has been investigating the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, which is different from the slogan. So the slogan Black Lives Matter doesn’t have anything to do with what Mr. Walter and me, what we are investigating. It is the organization. So last week, the CRC uncovered Susan Rosenberg’s ties to a group called Thousand Currents. I’m not going to go over all the investigations that we’ve done, but just suffice to say that the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation runs money through Thousand Currents, based in Oakland, California. And this Susan Rosenberg is a co chairwoman of that group and she is a convicted terrorist, a violent woman who served hard time in a federal penitentiary. I didn’t know that, but Mr. Walter and his crew found that out. He joins us now from Washington. When you ran that article, and I saw it on Real Clear Politics, what kind of reaction did you and your organization get, Mr. Walter?   “Well, we got a very nice reaction from conservatives who were shocked and appalled to hear about Ms. Rosenberg’s background. We got deafening silence from The Washington Post, The New York Times, all the television networks, etc., although, I should say, Tucker has mentioned it, though. That would be the one exception.”   Were you invited on any programs?   “No, not to discuss, Miss Rosenberg.”   Were you invited on any programs to discuss the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation?   “Nope.”.   Outside of us, did you see any other original reporting on the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation?   “Maybe an occasional detail added here and there, again, only by conservative outlets, though, online.”   OK, so do you believe that the corporate media, Disney, AT&T, Comcast, these people, they don’t want Americans to know what BLM Global Foundation is? Do you believe that?   “I do believe that, especially in the case of Disney, who is going to have a big Colin Kaepernick show, right?   Well, they’ve offered him a first look, but I don’t even think Colin Kaepernick knows what the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation is. I don’t think all these people running around under this banner know anything about the three Marxist women who founded it, but I could be wrong. Maybe they do and they don’t care.   “I’m sure there’s more ignorance than knowledge. But you’re right, they wouldn’t care that much. It seems to be very hard to embarrass the left, especially when they get to keep so many things silent.”   All right. Now, the big news organizations, they’re going to black out, and I think I can use that word blackout, but CNN may have it on their list, they’re going to not tell the American public, this is a Marxist organization that seeks to overthrow the federal government and impose communism. And the three women admit it. Do they not, the three founders?   “They are, in their own words, trained Marxists. And certainly, Miss Rosenberg, the cochairman of that pass through that you mentioned, Thousand Currents, where the money flows through, the only repentance she had for all of her violent terrorism in the 70s, 80s, her one regret was she did not shoot back against the cops.”   She wanted more violence against the police. Do you believe that if this were a front page story on The Washington Post and that ABC News and CBS and NBC picked it up and led with it on their nightly newscasts and said, you know, you really should know that this Black Lives Matter global foundation, which drives the Black Lives Matter protests, because it does, they’re Marxists and they want to overthrow the government. Do you think that Americans would care?   “Sure, the average American, of course, is appalled by that kind of radicalism and especially, you know, extremism is really extremist when it’s violent.”   When you reported the link between this violent convicted terrorist, Rosenberg and Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, you would think that that would be a story that gets picked up. Did you send it to the AP? Did you send your stuff out?   “Oh, yes. No, we’ve sent it out, and in fact, our influence watch .org website, which is sort of Wikipedia of the left, for many of these groups, we’re on the first page of Google results. They don’t even know, they can ignore us, they can just go to Google and find the same info from us.”   So it is on social media, but it isn’t in the corporate media. Final question, calls for an opinion on your part. Why would Disney and Comcast and AT&T, which runs CNN, why would they want to promote communism, to promote people who would seize their assets, who would destroy their corporations? Why would they want to promote them?   “Well, I think it’s a combination of guilt, because to the extent they think about this, they feel guilt ridden and paralyzed. And then also it’s the fruit of all these decades of horrible education that we’ve given people. I mean, if you’re a 30 something powerful executive somewhere, you’re brainwashed almost certainly from the education you got.”   You don’t see that as a threat, the Marxists?   “You think that that’s just the, you think it’s reality. Oh, well, of course, this is the way the world works. We all know that and I kind of feel bad because, gosh, I have an awfully nice place in Greenwich, Connecticut, where I commute down to Manhattan, to my offices.”   All right. I don’t know. You know, there’s something corrupt, obviously, in the press, it’s at the most corrupt point in our history, in my opinion. But, Mr. Walter, we hope you keep investigating and we really appreciate the good work you have done so far. Thanks for appearing tonight.   “Thanks so much, Bill.”.   OK. All right. So I said at the top program that President Trump is demoralized by COVID. I think that’s true. He’s lost a little bit of swagger. He may get it back. Just today, the federal government fast tracked two companies who are working on vaccines. If the vaccine hits, then the whole election process turns around. If COVID is diminished, that helps Trump dramatically. But to back up my statement about him being a little bit demoralized, we found this piece of tape. Go.   “To rescue the U.S. economy from a horrible event that was formed, took place in China and came here and they could have stopped it. They could have stopped it. Nobody likes to write that, but they could have stopped it. They know it and I know it.”   He is really, really angry about that. Now, his opponent, Joe Biden, is a very interesting study. All right. So both Trump and Biden have something in common, they both are fixated on the corporate media. They just zero in on whatever the corporate media is doing. So the corporate media is telling Biden, you’re winning. Joe, you’re winning big. That’s what you’re telling him with all these ridiculous polls. Trump is a little bit worried about the election. No doubt about it. Biden is now feeling really strong, so strong that he is now adopted many of the things that socialist Bernie Sanders was demanding. He’s adopted them in his platform, which would have been inconceivable six months ago. One of the really disturbing things that Mr. Biden has adopted is an anti police posture. Roll tape.   “Surplus military equipment for law enforcement, they don’t need that. The last thing you need is an up armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood just like the military’s invading. They don’t know anybody. They become the enemy. They’re supposed to protecting these people.”   All right. So, what does that mean? That because some police agencies have military type equipment, they’re the enemy of the people? I can’t remember the last time the military type equipment, the Humvee, was actually used. I’m sure that there were times, but I can’t remember one off the top of my head. And if they were used, there would be some kind of insurrection, that would be the only way that they would be called out, like the riots after George Floyd. Yeah, the military needed equipment to protect the people and the property, didn’t they, Joe?   Now, here’s what’s really interesting about this, that Biden back in 1994 was the co-sponsor of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. What did that do? It provided a hundred thousand new police officers in America. Ten billion dollars more for prison funding. Six billion for prevention programs, crime prevention. And it created 60 new death penalty offenses. 60. Joe Biden was the tough on crime guy. Now he’s the, well police are enemies if they use force, military force in the protection of their communities. They’re the enemy. It’s not like they’re riding through the Southside of Chicago, Joe, in the Humvees. They’re not doing that. They should do it, but they’re not. So Biden has staked out now a territory that is far, far left. And again, it’s not reported in the media. Most folks don’t even know it.   OK. Let me give me a few examples. Climate change, 1.7 trillion dollar investment on the part of the federal government in climate change and stuff that they want to buy, like windmills and solar panels. $1.7 trillion. So we got a 28 trillion dollar debt now. If you add up all the stuff that Biden / Bernie want, we owe 35 to 40 trillion. OK, now to keep the dollar from collapsing, because it will, that means all your savings, all your IRAs, all of that, halved because the dollar is not worth as much. That’s what’s going to happen. They’d have to seize, they the Biden administration, private property. Wealth tax. Tax on your car. You already have a tax on your car, you have more of a tax. Tax on everything in order to pay this insane stuff. They want free college, free pre-K, they’d run small business out of existence with the home leave. I mean, it’s everything Bernie Sanders was screaming about, the reason he didn’t win, Biden says, yeah, it’s OK with me. And the final thing, remember when Biden raised his hands and yeah, I’ll pay for the health expenses of illegal aliens, people who violate our immigration laws? I want to pay for all of their health care expenses. Remember that? That was the real Joe Biden. Now, do you think the American voter getting called up on a poll knows any of this? They don’t know it. Do they care? I don’t even know if they care.   Back to school. OK, so if the schools are shut down across the United States, Biden will be president. It’s not going to happen. The Bush administration, the Bush, the Trump administration, is going to try to encourage as many districts as possible to open, and they will succeed. OK. But the biggest union and the teachers, the National Education Association, NEA, far, far left. Three million teachers, administrators and other education professionals members. They said we’re not going open, too dangerous. Now, why are they doing that? It’s not dangerous in North Dakota. Not dangerous in Montana. Not dangerous in Alaska. And here in New York, we had for the first time, no deaths over the weekend from COVID. So let’s pray it holds here. Sun Belt, bad, bad. But the NCAA says, hey, there’s no way we’re opening schools, not happening, because they want Trump to lose. Not because of any protection. The way it should be handled is that each district, in conjunction with the state capital, decides. So if the crazy left Washington State doesn’t open, okay, okay with me. Let those people there who elected these loons, let them deal with that. But here in New York, with the COVID thing is tamped down at this point, got to open. You’ve got to have masks and you’ve got to have distance. You’ve got to have everything you can have. But one kid gets it, front-page hysteria.   Look, in Europe they opened the schools months ago. They haven’t had any problem in Austria and Norway and Belgium and Finland and Denmark. So right now, President Trump is a cipher on the COVID. He used to have the daily briefings, which were, I don’t know, in the beginning, they were all right then they got ridiculous. President Trump, why don’t you invite all the ministers of education from the European nations that have opened their schools to Washington for a two day conference on how you did it? What did you do? If COVID didn’t explode in Western Europe, talking Italy, places that were really impacted, if it didn’t explode, what did they do? Let’s have it. Let’s have the conference and let President Trump take the leadership of that. It shows he’s doing something. Why do I have to think this up? Why? That should be one of his advisers, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary. Mr. President, let’s get all these guys over here and gals and find out what they did and we can do it. So summing up on the school, each district decides. You’ve got a real problem in a certain district, you can’t do it. But I’d say 80, 85 percent of American school districts could open with a minimal risk, responsibly. So let’s go, because you can’t be punishing the children, which is what you do if you don’t let them go back to school in September.   OK. Now, the press does not want the schools to open. This is another corruption of the press. They don’t want it, and again, one kid gets it, bang, oh, it’s awful. So if you’re in Florida, and that’s a bad place right now for COVID, and you open, which the governor says he’s going to do, and one kid gets it or one teacher gets it, they’re going to ram that down your throat because they don’t want, the press doesn’t want the schools open. Because the same thing with the NEA, they know that Trump will get hurt, but the schools don’t open because the psychology is we’re not defeating the virus. We’re not making progress. This is a psychological thing as well as a physical thing.   OK, Roger Stone. I don’t care about Roger Stone, I don’t know Roger Stone. He lied, but he lied in a bogus case, the Russian situation. Do I care that his sentence was commuted? I don’t care. Pardoned Stone’s record, should he go to jail, he’s an old guy? I don’t care. When Trump pardoned him, he’s Trump’s friend, I said, alright, there’s a little loyalty there, I don’t care. President Obama commuted thousands of people’s sentences, thousands. Trump is at, I think, less than 100. One of them was Chelsea Manning, the former army private who leaked secrets about the military, putting our military in danger. Obama didn’t pardon him, commuted the sentence, her. OK. Any outcry? Nope. On a couple of anti-Obama people didn’t like it, but nothing in the press.   So Mitt Romney says that Stone’s commutation is a historic corruption. Governor, look, I’ve known you for a long time, you’re embarrassing yourself now. You’re embarrassing yourself. I know you hate Donald Trump. You want Biden and the Democrats to gain power? Is what you want, Governor? I’m calling you governor because you’re the governor of Massachusetts, now you’re the senator of Utah. I guess I should call you senator. Is that what you want? Really? Do you really want that? Awful. Awful. John Kasich, former governor of Ohio, hates Trump. I know John real well. Roll his tape.   “Yeah, he’s losing momentum and you know, the thing about Tulsa that was interesting here, and I just saw a few of the clips. You saw people like looking at their watches and people were yawning and reaching across. And, you know, I’d say four years ago, people were kind of transfixed by this show, but the show’s kind of winding down.”   You want Biden there, John? Is that what you want, the Democrats in there? The Democrats who destroyed your state, state of Ohio? You put it back together. You want Democrats again? I don’t get it. Washington Redskins are going to change their name because FedEx, which sponsors the stadium to the tune of 200 million dollars, told Dan Snyder, the owner of the team, you’ve got to change the name. So Dan says, $200 million, I think will change day. Here’s my name for the new Washington team, the Washington Spinners. I hope the R&B group doesn’t sue, but the Washington Spinners. That’s what I would name them.   This day in history. June 13th, 2013. Seven years ago. The Black Lives Matter movement began and it was because George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter for taking the life of Trayvon Martin. Seven years ago, Black Lives Matter began. Quick break and back with mail and a Final Thought. The Final Thought is about taking urchins to dinner last night. Wait till you hear this, right back.   Many of us have worried that our 401Ks and retirement savings, everything we worked for over a lifetime could evaporate. 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So please join more than one million fellow Americans right now at And yes, I am a member. Visit   Let’s get some mail. Renee Sethness. San Antonio, Texas. Stay safe down there, Renee. “Love the podcast. You are the first one I’ve heard give a theological explanation on socialism. This is a very honest, sound and religiously documented argument to use when people try to portray Jesus as a socialist.” Look, the Catholic Church for about 150 years has said no. Marxism, communism, no. You cannot seize private property.   Steven Bryn. Old Greenwich, Connecticut. “You keep mentioning the upcoming election will not be about Trump vs. Biden, but Trump versus Trump. Can you please explain?” Stephen, I’ve done that, but I’ll just give you a brief recap. Nobody’s jumping up and down to say I want Joe Biden to be president. Not even the Democrats. Nobody’s jumping going we’ve got we got to have Joe. This is a vote for President Trump or against him.   Doreen Doyle. Lake Worth, Florida. “Bill, is it true if Biden wins and is declared incompetent and then his V.P. is impeached, Pelosi would be president?” Doreen, you got a good imagination, none of that’s gonna happen, but Pelosi is third in line. Speaker of the House, third in line to be president. Fred. And Gerald Ford, he got promoted to vice president and became president after Nixon left.   “The debates will make a huge difference in the opinions of voters. Just as JFK versus Nixon did in the past. There will be an overwhelming victory for Trump in November. I would bet on this.” Well, if you read my column and I hope you do, entitled ‘Backlash,’ you may be right. But I wouldn’t, you know, Biden may rise to the debate occasion. A little shaky, but, you know.   David Schott. East Amherst, New York. “Please explain the fear of lawsuits as a reason for closing and more lockdowns. How could any lawyer prove it was a source of a client’s contagion?” Doesn’t have to prove it. They’ll sue Disney, they’ll sue anybody. Disney is making you sign a waiver and hope for a settlement and run up the costs. Well, if you’re a small business owner, you can’t afford to defend yourself. So they want money, money, money, money. That’s what it’s all about.   Kathleen. Concierge Member. Thank you, Kathleen. “I hope President Trump weighs in on the Durham report.” Can’t. The president’s got to stay away from the Justice Department or the whole thing becomes tainted.   Doug. Concierge Member. “The problem is that two million people are leaving New York because it’s a mess, will move to other states and vote the same way they did in New York, electing idiots. It’s called California, Californiafication. True. Some people elected these idiots will go down to North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and they’ll vote for idiots there.   Linda. “If New York goes bankrupt, do the rest of us have to bail them out?” No. Up to the federal government. Don’t have to bail out.   Susan. “When are you moving out of New York?” Susan, I hope I don’t have to. I got family and friends. I got stuff I have to do here. I don’t want have to move out, but, you know, there’s only so much I can take.   Josie. “Lucky enough to catch you on the Hannity radio program. You two have a lot of fun. Enjoy the back and forth banter.” We have it posted. All right. Some I’m on there every Wednesday with Hannity.   D.C. Seward. Arlington, Massachusetts. “I’ve been a fan a long time, I want to thank you for your recommendation on the show Bluebloods. We have even started holding Sunday dinners because of it.” You know, it’s really a good show. Good acting, good everything.   Mike Oberhaus. Fulton, Missouri. “I ordered my stickers last week, can’t wait to pass them out. One thing I observed in my community is a lot more people are flying flags.” This is the backlash. It’s Is coming. Stickers. I’ll tell you about him right now. OK. Throw them on up there. Stand Up for Your Country. You buy packs of 5, 10, you give them out. You put them on your backpack, wherever you want to put them. Statement, statements, statement, we don’t kneel. has them. Word of the day, no codswallop when writing to us. Quick break. Back with me taking the urchins out for dinner last night.   Hey, I want to tell you about gold and silver. This is a silver bar. If you do this every day with this, you get big biceps. So I use the American Hartford Gold Group and they’ve been with us for years. It’s a good crew. So gold and silver is a good investment, I think, as a hedge against everything, because it maintains value. And the folks at American Hartford Gold Group, they make it easy to buy, and I like easy. $1,500 of free silver is available to you, free silver on your first order. Yeah, there’s a minimum for that, but check it out. I want you to go give them a call. Again, that’s 877-444-GOLD gold. Or text gold to 65532.   All right. Here’s the Final Thought of the Day. So, last night I took a few urchins out for dinner and we sat outside. OK, so they’re on the phones, and I go oh, we sit down, no phones. Conversation. We’re talking. Talk about anything you want, even it’s probably dopey, I’ll participate. OK. Oh, they were oh phones. You could see their hands like, I don’t know. So all the phones are lined up on a table and there’s this big beetle that goes across. I take one of the phones and I crush the beetle with the phone. I mean, I thought this kid was going to have a massive heart attack and he had a little cover on the phone. I took the napkin, I wiped it off. I said, hey, your phone’s a lethal weapon. That beetle would be alive today if not for your phone. But they were all throughout the meal, it was like…and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed torturing them because you don’t use the phone and mealtime ever. They were shocked. They were looking at Spencer with pity in their eyes, and he’s my son and they were going, oh, how could you live under this cruel regime where we can’t have our phones at dinner. Anyway to get revenge, they over ordered, they ran up a big tab. So they got me in the end. We’ll see you tomorrow.  
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caroline r.-54745029 July 13, 2020 at 10:05 PM George Soros is raising his ugly head in Texas!!!! You keep saying “money, money, money”. Well, that’s how Soros is trying to win elections for Dems in Texas. “There oughta be a law” ! Robert F.-97863538 July 13, 2020 at 9:36 PM I have no supporting evidence, but I would suspect that the majority of whites NEVER bought into the “white privilege” myth. They may be afraid to publicly acknowledge it, fearing physical, economic or social reprisals at a time when our society is beginning to resemble the former Soviet Russia. Economic privilege is a fact of life. It is only common sense that the greater your economic resources, the greater your ability to indulge in the benefits of that economy. I fail to see the necessity of pointing that out constantly unless one perceives it as undesirable or even evil. There are many neighborhoods that I “can’t buy into”, because they are too expensive. I don’t resent it. I don’t cry for wealth redistribution. I look at economic privilege as the prime motivator in a capitalist society, to educate oneself, work hard and achieve success. It isn’t something of which to be suspicious or to denigrate. It’s a positive thing. But PLEASE, STOP the MLK quotes about not judging people by skin color, but by character content, when our own government has for decades, sanctioned and encouraged affirmative action programs that have favored minorities in the realm of jobs and education, based precisely on skin color. It just adds insult to injury. One last point: a feasible name entry for the Washington Redskins team would be the Washington MERCENARIES. Mercenaries are tough, brave, determined, possessing all the right qualities for a team. They also do EVERYTHING based on PROFIT. Brett R. July 13, 2020 at 9:33 PM Where is the Durham report, both you and Brett Tolman said this Summer. Is that no longer accurate? Visit the Message Boards
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Attorney General William Barr at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention.

By Janita Kan | The Epoch Times | November 16, 2019

Barr Says Democrats, Courts Are Engaged in Efforts to Cripple Presidential Power

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Friday that the president’s ability to act in areas he has the power is being undermined by Congress and the courts, saying that they were engaging in efforts to “sabotage” the president’s administration.

During a speech at an annual gathering of conservative lawyers on Friday, Barr defended presidential power and accused opponents of President Donald Trump of “waging a scorched-earth, no-holds-barred war of resistance” against him that involves the “systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law.”

He said since Trump was elected in 2016, his opponents had launched a “resistance” which has “rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver” in an effort to “sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration.”

Barr pointed to Congress saying that the Democrat lawmakers are abdicating their role as legislators and engaging in actions that are effectively blocking the functions of the executive branch.

He said Democrats are pursuing multiple investigations that are designed to “incapacitate the executive branch” and are drowning the executive branch with oversight demands for information.

“Now, I do not deny that Congress has some implied authority to conduct oversight as an incident to its legislative power,” Barr said during his speech to the Federalist Society. “But the sheer volume of what we see today, the pursuit of scores of parallel investigations to an avalanche of subpoenas is plainly designed to incapacitate the executive branch.”

He also accused Senate Democrats of abusing the advice and consent process by systematically opposing and drawing out the approval process of Trump’s appointees, which the attorney general says then prevents the president from being able to build his government.

“That is precisely what the Senate Minority has done from President Trump’s very first day in office,” he said. “As of September of this year, the Senate has been forced to invoke cloture on 236 Trump nominees, each of those representing its own massive consumption of legislative time meant only to delay the inevitable confirmation.”

“It is reasonable to wonder whether a future president will actually be able to form a functioning administration if his or her party does not hold the Senate.”

The attorney general was also critical of judges for encroaching on executive responsibilities and usurping its power, which has substantially undercut the functioning of the presidency.

He said the court has done it a number of ways by appointing itself as the arbiter in disputes between Congress and the executive, something he believes the framers of the Constitution did not intend, as well as expanding the scope and intensity of judicial review that allows them to “substitute their judgment for the president’s.”

He used the example of travel bans, saying that the courts placed a hold on the policy after second-guessing the president’s motive for the ban.

“Attempts by courts to act like amateur psychiatrists attempting to discern an executive official’s real motive often after ordering invasive discovery into the executive branch’s privilege decision-making process, have no more foundation in law than a subpoena to a court to try to determine a judge’s real motive and issuing a decision,” he said.

The president, Barr said, had “certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio” but he had been upfront with what he was going to do and people still “decided they wanted him to serve as president.”

Barr, who has been repeatedly criticized for defending Trump, said he was actually worried about the presidency and the “steady grinding down of the executive branch’s authority.”

“I’m concerned that the deck has become stacked against the executive,” he said.

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What is it REALLY like at a Trump Rally?

By Terri Harris Hill | Oct. 18, 2019 | Facebook

What is it REALLY like at a Trump Rally? It’s like nothing you could ever imagine and it’s certainly not like anything portrayed in the media. I was incredibly fortunate to be a volunteer at the Trump Rally in Dallas last night, and I want to share with everyone the truth about the these events. A Trump Rally is a beautiful symphony of gratitude, love, appreciation and patriotism wrapped in organized chaos.

Let me address the organized chaos first, because this part is truly incredible. By 2:45 pm, I overheard security talking to each other reporting that from on the ground counts plus sky views via helicopter, they estimated there were 16,000 people in line. Sixteen thousand of anything is a lot, but these were 16,000 individuals, some who had already spent the night outside the American Airlines Arena, others had arrived before daybreak to stand in line. All the hundreds of individuals I spoke with yesterday had already been standing or sitting in line for 17 to 10 hours. No one was upset, frustrated or tired. Around 2 pm security started adding in extra “lanes” for the increasing crowds, so the people that had been sitting or standing all day were now having to get up and move. Then, as I was moving through the crowds I see the diversity of the people in line. ALL economic backgrounds were represented including every other demographic: white, black, Hispanic, Chinese, Korean, straight, gay, etc. All the little boxes the media like to separate individuals into were present, but they were all patriotic Trump supporters. There were a lot of young people (18-25), many late 20s to mid 30s. The majority were 35-55 age range with the second largest age group being 55-75. However, I also met at least two dozen amazing individuals who were 86-97 years old and they patiently and eagerly waited in line over 14 hours to see President Trump.

There were couples, families, friends and co-workers there together, waiting for hours in line with strangers at the beginning of the day, but friends by mid day. They were helping each other move chairs and coolers, sharing drinks, food and snacks, and friending each other on social media platforms. How were all these individuals of various backgrounds kept in line for over 18 hours until the doors opened to the arena? You’d expect there to be a heavy security presence amongst the lines, police intervening often and settling disputes. Here’s the thing – they weren’t needed. There was a plethora of law enforcement at the rally and arena and in the sky and on rooftops. But they didn’t have to watch the 50,000 plus Trump supporters that showed up for the rally. They kept a secure perimeter, monitored media (more on these idiots later), kept the small amount of protestors that showed up away from the crowds and mostly assisted for medical issues. And each time there was a need for medical assistance, such as someone getting hot, tired or dehydrated from standing in line, although the EMTs were quick to respond, before they arrived, fellow Trump supporters in line who were medical professionals would rush to them, assist and begin assessing them in seconds so when EMT arrived minutes later, in most cases, the individual had already been evaluated by a doctor or nurse. Trump supporters took care of each other so there simply wasn’t an urgent need for police to monitor the rally attendees.

As I walked through the lines and spoke with the attendees patiently waiting they all had definitive personal reasons for why they support President Trump. They weren’t regurgitating political talking points, but told me what President Trump meant to them individually. While each were different and unique, many had similar themes. Since I did not ask for permission to share their specific personal stories – or even think to ask at the time – I will share their general sentiments. They respect his honesty and bluntness. His tweets do not offend them and they appreciate the time and effort he makes to speak directly to the public. They do not trust the media AT ALL. They are sad and disappointed that they can’t trust anything they say, but they’ve come to terms with it. They agree with President Trump that Nancy Pelosi is crazy. They think Adam Schiff should be locked up. Another interesting recurring sentiment is while they do not trust or respect any Democrats, they aren’t particularly supportive of Republicans either. They trust Trump and support his efforts and successes on draining the swamp, and they REALLY want a big swamp draining.

Everything they talked about and shared were contrary to anything ever reported by mainstream media. You don’t hear about these testimonies on television nor do you read about them in newspapers or publications. I have always wondered why it is that the media never share pro-Trump interviews. Is it because they don’t want to be interviewed? It it because they tried but their responses were inarticulate and not worthy of publication? No to both of the above scenarios. These individuals are very articulate, extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to vocally speak up on why they unequivocally support President Trump. The reason you won’t see it in media is because THEY IGNORE THEM! Less than 50 yards separated the media entrance to the main vein of the attendee line. Less than 10 yards separated the press entrance from the VIP line. I watched one media outlet after another walk right past thousands of rally attendees without stopping once to interview anyone and went directly into the building. They weren’t running late and didn’t have time. Most had their cameras out and on their shoulders, they just weren’t interested in filming the Trump supporters. It doesn’t fit their narrative and radical left wing propaganda they are so dedicated to promoting. Watching this unfold really put it into perspective how they aren’t at all interested in reporting truth or what’s important to viewers. They only care about transmitting information that fits the narrative they’re selling.

I didn’t get into the arena until around 6:30 pm. The Trump Team volunteers fortunately had a suite reserved so there wasn’t a rush to find a seat. The place was packed floor to ceiling. Around 7:15 pm I walked out of the suite which overlooked the entrance and there were still people pouring into the arena.

At 7:42 pm, President Trump arrived and the cheering was so loud you could feel it in your internal organs. It shook you physically and emotionally in the most amazing way. I’ve watched several rallies on television or live feed from YouTube and while you could get a sense of the crowd response to certain things he would say, to witness it first hand is completely different. When the crowd roars with applause, you physically feel it. When he mentions the fake news media and the crowd boos, the vibration is indescribable. I can state without any hesitation that Trump supporters absolutely do not trust the media & they resent them for lying to the public. I loved being there and watching the 20,000 plus crowd cheer, boo and then fall silent to listen to their President speak. They love him, respect him and they trust him. Looking in front of the stage where the VIPs were standing, I could see three men close together with their arms around each other. They were veterans and two of them were holding up their friend in the middle who was a double amputee so he could see Trump. It was such a powerful image and one I’ll never forget. A few times I found myself wiping away tears because I was seeing and experiencing such beautiful moments that not only warmed my heart, but strengthened my resolve. When President Trump says the media and democrats are not fighting him, they’re fighting us, he’s right. When he chose to run for President, he made a decision to stand in between the corrupt politicians of the deep state and be our gladiator to fight them off from destroying our country and the values we hold so dear.

I’ve heard media pundits and ignorant politicians refer to Trump supporters as a cult, as ignorant and that we blindly follow him without knowing what we’re doing. That’s a flat out lie. Every single person I spoke to was extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly what the truth was and saw through every lie presented by the fake news media and the politicians who only care about themselves. They don’t look at President Trump as a god, but they love and respect him as a hero. They care about him and his family and they pray for their health and safety. These are people who cannot be bought, manipulated or swayed by lies. President Trump awakened a sleeping giant. He has empowered a nation with truth, honesty & keeping his campaign promises. Trump supporters believe in him because he’s earned our respect. He’s fought for us, so he’s earned our affection. He has made America great again in every sense of the phrase and people have noticed. One of the things that I loved most about this experience was the realization that in every city at every rally, tens of thousands of supporters wait 10-24 hours just for the opportunity to attend a free event to see and support President Trump. And anyone that will do that, will certainly turn out to vote. Trump is unbeatable & any candidate hoping to win any election needs to only say three words and mean them to win any election, “I’m with Trump.” Because here’s the truth, you’re either with us or against us and WE ARE WITH HIM!

The Madness of Progressive Projection

By Victor Davis Hanson | AMERICAN Greatness | Oct. 6, 2019

The only Trump “crime” was in his winning an election he was not supposed to win. So after the election, prior illegal acts were redefined as legal, and legal ones as illegal.

Strangest among all the many melodramas of the last two weeks were the blaring headlines that President Trump had dared to talk with the Australian Prime Minister—and referenced the role of foreign governments and in particular Australia in U.S. electoral politics in 2016.

Given the hue and cry of Democrats in the last three years, they should have been delighted that the president was peremptorily warning foreign nations to cease to currying favor with presidential candidates and asking them to hand over what information, if any, they had of past “collusion.” In fact, they were outraged and once again returned to “collusion” charges, as if Trump were subverting the 2020 election.

I Accuse You of Doing What I Did!

Unfortunately, projection is now an encompassing explanation for almost everything the Left alleges. After all, the Australian government’s own connection with U.S. elections is only on the American political radar because in 2016 its former foreign minister, Alexander Downer, who had steered a large Australian donation to the Clinton Foundation, may have colluded with intelligence agencies to entrap George Papadopoulos, a minor and transient Trump campaign employee, to find dirt on the Trump campaign. Bringing up Australia is like the Left leaving a scented trail to its own past miscreant behavior.

Take the Ukraine. It would be hard for any Democrat politico to argue that Ukraine was not involved in 2016 to feed faux-charges of “collusion” to Hillary Clinton—a fact even the liberal press once repeatedly conceded. Ukrainians were only too happy to meet and consult with U.S. intelligence officials when they assumed Hillary Clinton was to be elected, and their yeoman service in frying the sure loser Trump would somehow be appreciated and awarded.

When Joe Biden makes the accusation that Trump was colluding with the new Ukrainian president to reopen investigation of the Biden influence-peddling conglomerate, naturally we knew that Ukraine in general had been leveraged in the past to help the Clinton campaign, and by Biden himself in particular to enrich his own son. Poor contorted Ukraine now backpedals as fast as it can—from trying to help destroy Trump in 2016 to suggesting in 2019 that it regrets having done so. And soon it will hedge its cooperation in 2020—unsure whether the Democrat colluders of 2016 will return to power and it can expect to be punished for renouncing them in 2019.

In surreal fashion, every charge that Biden levels against Trump’s supposed thought crimes amounts to more evidence of his own real wrongdoing in using threats to cut off aid to a foreign nation in exchange for dropping investigation of his wayward son. The latter’s only apparent qualifications for employment are shameless readiness to play on his father’s position.

Projection as a Leftist symptom came to the fore during the Mueller investigation when Mueller’s dream team of progressive attorneys began pressuring a number of minor Trump former campaign officials, and eventually his national security advisor, on trumped up charges—from leaking sensitive documents, to obstruction of justice, to lying to federal officials, to collusion (whatever that non-legal term denotes) with foreign governments and in particular Russia. In each case, Mueller ended up hunting down possible misdemeanors while ignoring likely felonies.

Leaking? By James Comey’s own admissions he had leaked confidential presidential memos he composed for the expressed purpose of later using them as insurance policies against Trump, some of which material was classified as secret.

As far as lying to federal officials, Mueller simply ignored that Andrew McCabe was under federal referrals for lying to investigators about his own strategic leaking of FBI investigatory material. Both McCabe and Comey likely lied to a FISA court by not apprising judges that their prime evidence, the Steele dossier, was not verified, its foreign author severed from FBI contractual employment, and many of its assertions known to be demonstrably untrue.

The Left has accused critics of Biden of indulging in supposition and hearsay and using unnamed sources—despite the fired Ukrainian prosecutor’s insistence that he was dismissed due to Biden’s interference and demands to end the investigation into the likely criminality of Biden’s own son Hunter. Yet, the so-called “whistleblower” complaint admittedly is without any firsthand evidence, and rests entirely on two nothings—second and third-hand information the complainant claims he heard, and sources within the White House for such rumors that remain anonymous, in other words accusers of the president who refuse to identify themselves.

In truth, the “whistleblower” is no such thing. He or she is a disgruntled and partisan intelligence bureaucrat, who violated the whistleblower statutes by first going to Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D.-Calif.) staff on the House Intelligence Committee to get help in translating his narrative into Mueller/Steele dossier legalese, and in strategizing the timing of his accusations. Expect a series of John Brennan-surrogate intelligence agency whistleblowers to follow once it is established that now hearsay is admissible and there is no downside to violating the statutes by first conferring with Adam Schiff’s staff.

Conflict of What?

Conflict of Interest? We are hearing allegations that Attorney General Barr cannot investigate any of the whistleblower’s accusations because he is mentioned as interested in learning from the Ukraine any information available concerning 2016 interference into the U.S. election—this coming at a time when a nondescript, mostly unethical and quite disturbed Hunter Biden parlayed his ignorance about foreign affairs, the oil business, and Ukraine into a lucrative “consultantship,” predicated on the wink and nod reality that his dad, who knew quite well what his heretofore miscreant son had landed upon, was overseeing U.S.-Ukrainian aid.

But conflict of interest is in fact the entire basis of the last three years of endless investigations of the 2016 election and purported Trump “collusion.” Do we remember the contortions taken by Andrew McCabe to ignore the fact that he was “investigating” Hillary Clinton emails, shortly after Clinton-related funds were given to his own wife, a candidate for the state legislature in Virginia?

A blatant conflict of interest was the intertwine of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, two of Mueller’s investigators and previously at the nexus of investigating almost every alleged wrongdoing of Trump. Neither disclosed that they were conducting FBI business as supposed independent investigators while conducting an affair.

Neither disclosed that they were investigating supposed Trump crimes while communicating daily their disgust for Trump, their disdain for his supporters, and their boasts about stopping the Trump candidacy and later his presidency. Neither disclosed why and when they were fired from the Mueller team, perhaps in deference to Robert Mueller’s unethical gambit of staggering their departures, claiming each was merely “reassigned,” and not disclosing their absences until weeks after they left.

Their conflicts of interest turned to farce when we learned that the two helped reclassify their former boss James Comey’s secret memos of presidential conversations as non-felonious “confidential”—a sort of replay of Strzok’s earlier rewording of the Comey assessment of the Clinton email scandal to ensure she would not be charged with a felony.

The locus classicus of conflict of interest was the Loretta Lynch/James Comey investigation of candidate Hillary Clinton. Comey has admitted he handled the Clinton examination in expectation she would win the presidency (and thus become his new boss). Lynch has confessed (but only after being caught by the media) that she met secretly with Bill Clinton at a time when the Justice Department was supposedly investigating his wife. We are asked to believe that their respective private jets actually bumped into each other on the Phoenix tarmac (someone should count the nation’s average daily landings of private jets and compute the possibility of such a happenstance meeting) and that they suddenly decided to have a chat about their grandchildren and other mutual family gossip.

The Collusion Boomerang

Collusion? Mueller found no proof that Trump colluded with Russian officials. But to come to such a conclusion, by needs he had to ignore all the evidence leading to an open and shut case, that Hillary Clinton used three firewalls—the Democratic National Committee, the Perkins Coie legal firm, and Fusion GPS opposition research team—to hide her payments to British national Christopher Steele, an admitted Trump-hater, who hired Russian fabricators to find dirt on Trump, and then created a mostly mythical “dossier” on Clinton’s opponent.

In turn, the dossier was seeded among fellow traveler Trump haters in the DOJ, FBI, DNI, and CIA like Bruce Ohr, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe. These partisan allies of the Democrats working in government made sure that it was leaked to the media before the 2016 election.

Obstruction? Trump was not referred for wrongdoing on obstruction, because even the partisan Mueller team believed that they could never indict him after his tenure was over, given the paucity of actionable evidence. After all, it is hard to obstruct justice if a crime did not take place. But given that a FISA court was deluded, classified documents leaked, government officials caught lying, and foreign governments found to have compiled dirt on a presidential candidate, and no one yet has been charged—the question arises, “Why?”

Who made the decision to quash the investigation of Hillary Clinton after she destroyed over 30,000 emails under subpoena? Who excused Obama officials after they knowingly misled federal FISA court justices? Who leaked information about a surveilled phone call between Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador? Who decided that it was acceptable for Samantha Power to request over 260 times the unmasking of names of American citizens swept up in government surveillance, many of which were illegally leaked to the press and most of which Power denied requesting and alleged others had used her name to do so? Somewhere, somehow there was a great deal of obstruction and distortion of justice that so far has prevented the pursuit of these criminal acts.

Destruction of evidence? House Democrats are demanding that the supposed transcript of the Trump phone call to the Ukrainian president be kept safe, as if it might “disappear.” This in the aftermath of revelations that Hillary Clinton bleach-bitted over 30,000 of her emails under subpoena, and had her mobile devices crushed. This in the aftermath of the Mueller teams and FBI sheepishly conceding that hundreds of text messages between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok simply “disappeared.” This in the aftermath of the hard drives of the supposed hacked DNC computer never being turned over to the FBI but instead to the Ukrainian connected Crowdstrike, and whose current whereabouts are not really known to this day.

Recently David Gergen warned that if the “whistleblower” were injured, it would be Trump’s fault. I am assuming Gergen knows that three presidential candidates have boasted of their desires to beat up the president or see him disappear for good in an elevator. Rhetorically killing the president is a favorite pastime of Hollywood celebrities. Does Gergen remember the fate of Rep. Steve Scalise (R.-La.) and the attempted take-out of the many Republican congressional leadership by an unhinged Bernie Sanders zealot? Or the threats issued by Rep. Maxine Waters (D.-Calif.) to hound and harass Trump officials throughout their daily routines?

The Nature of Projection

A cynic might conclude that the last past wasted three years were really not about Trump at all. He was entirely irrelevant, and was referenced largely as a means to preempt investigation of massive Obama-era illegality in 2016, which centered on warping the law to destroy his supposed widely detestable and dangerous campaign that threatened Democratic control of the government. As a result, in almost every instance of alleged Trump wrongdoing the accusers only bring attention to themselves and their own actual wrongdoing.

What is behind this strange collective psychological condition of projecting one’s own guilt on to another? In part, out of embarrassment that Hillary Clinton blew an election despite having the edge in money, the media, and the popular culture, Trump was recalibrated as a cheater. Otherwise it was impossible to accept that the Manhattan wheeler-dealer had outsmarted, out-campaigned, and out-hustled the progressives’ best and brightest—and worse yet might have every intention of keeping his campaign promises to undo the entire Obama agenda.

For tens of thousands of government careerists, by and large political partisans of the Democrats, using any means necessary was justified by the supposedly noble ends of ending the coarse Trump. Groupthink ensued that led to mass hysteria, as the fantasies needed to invoke the 25th Amendment, the Logan Act, and the emoluments clause, meant that their own “collusion” and “obstruction” simply no longer mattered. One would have thought Trump got caught on a hot mic offering a quid pro quo to Vladimir Putin or monitoring the communications of Associated Press reporters.

Instead the zeal and loudness with which one advanced Trump collusion narratives brought both careerist and psychological rewards. The old scandals like Uranium One, the shenanigans around the Iran Deal, the hot mic Obama quid pro quos, and the Hillary email fix were shrugged off, as proof of progressive zeal put to a good cause. To raise the question of  unequal application of the law is now dismissed as “whataboutism.”

In sum, had Trump just lost the election, the illegal use of the intelligence agencies by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s administration would have been an insider topic of pride. A now defeated and humiliated Trump would never have been charged with collusion and obstruction during the 2016 campaign. Instead, he would be written off a naïf who never understood leftwing warnings analogous to Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D.-N.Y.) later admonition, that Trump was being “really dumb,” given that, “You take on the Intelligence Community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” Or Samantha Power’s postelection smirk, “Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan.”

The only Trump “crime” was in his winning an election he was not supposed to win, which then “pissed” off the wrong people and of course amounted to acting “dumb” with the intelligence agencies. So after the election, prior illegal acts were redefined as legal, and legal ones as illegal.

Victor Davis Hanson

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In 2013, Castro Praised Obama ‘Enforcement’ on Immigration

‘Everyone agrees that we need to secure our border’

By David Rutz | The Washington Beacon | Sep. 16, 2019

2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro (D.) has one of the most liberal platforms in the field on immigration, but in 2013 he strongly backed Obama-era immigration policies and said the notion of “open borders” was too extreme to consider.

Castro, the former Obama Housing and Urban Development chief, has set a far-left marker for the 2020 primary candidates on immigration. He has called for decriminalization of illegal border crossings, taking down some sections of existing border barriers, and providing free health care to illegal immigrants, the Texas Tribune reported.

Castro attacked other candidates in the field as insufficiently progressive on the issue, including former Vice President Joe Biden at last week’s debate, when left-wing journalist Jorge Ramos challenged Biden on the Obama administration’s deportation of three million illegal immigrants.

Castro, who drew criticism for attacking Biden’s memory in the same debate, accused Biden of being unwilling to take responsibility for the deportation policies despised by liberals.

But as mayor of San Antonio, Castro lauded the Obama administration’s “enforcement” of immigration law during questioning by House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) on Feb. 5, 2013.

“Do you think that interior enforcement should play a role to discourage future immigration by those not documented by making jobs to them unavailable? Should that be a part of that comprehensive immigration reform?” Goodlatte asked.

“Do you think that interior enforcement should play a role to discourage future immigration by those not documented by making jobs to them unavailable? Should that be a part of that comprehensive immigration reform?” Goodlatte asked.

“That’s a great question,” Castro said. “I do believe that enforcement, both in terms of active enforcement on our borders—and under this administration there has been tremendous progress with regard to enforcement. In fact, the triggers in the 2007 proposal have just about all been met. But going forward, of course, enforcement is part of the conversation.”

“Both in terms of border security and interior security, comprehensive immigration reform gives us the opportunity to make this work better at every single juncture,” he added later.

“Are there options that we should consider between the extremes of mass deportation and a pathway to citizenship for those not lawfully present in the United States?” Goodlatte asked.

“Well, let me say that I do believe that a pathway to citizenship should be the option that the Congress selects,” Castro said. “I don’t see that as an extreme option. In fact, as one of the representatives pointed out, if we look at our history, generally what we found is that Congress over time has chosen that option, that path to citizenship. I would disagree with the characterization of that as the extreme. The extreme, I would say, just to fill that out, would be open borders. Nobody agrees with open borders. Everyone agrees that we need to secure our border.”

Castro now refers to the idea of “open borders” as a “right-wing talking point,” but former Obama Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson used that phrase in June to describe Castro’s position on decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

“That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders,” Johnson said. “That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.”

Castro spokesman Sawyer Hackett told the Texas Tribune Castro was not demonstrating support for all of Obama’s policies during his testimony in 2013.

“He was applauding the administration’s effort to prioritize immigration enforcement, not their efforts to deport mass numbers of immigrants,” Hackett said.

Castro resigned the mayoralty in 2014 upon joining the Obama administration at HUD. He is considered a long shot for the Democratic nomination, but leading candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) share his position on decriminalization of illegal border crossings.

Bill O’Reilly: Bill’s Weekly Column – The Ignorance Factor

Bill O’Reilly: Bill’s Weekly Column – The Ignorance Factor | September 16, 2019

Many Americans, including this one, are perplexed by some disturbing opinions being put forth in this country.  

Let’s start with a recent Gallup Poll that says 43 percent of Americans, including 52 percent of democrats, believe it was a mistake to send U.S. troops to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attack.

If you remember, the mass murder was enabled inside Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden and his outlaw al Qaeda militants were based.  The terrorists trained on Afghan soil and were protected by the Taliban government.
After the 9/11 murder, President George W. Bush demanded the Taliban arrest bin Laden and hand him over for prosecution under threat of U.S. and NATO invasion, which is exactly what happened after the Taliban refused to take action against al Qaeda. 
Subsequently, Afghanistan has been an ongoing problem and fair-minded people can debate the policy there.  But to say troops should not have removed the criminal Taliban in the first place, is absolutely irresponsible.  

If the USA did not avenge the al Qaeda attack, terrorism would have increased everywhere and President Bush would likely have been impeached.

And then there’s private property, which is protected from government seizure by the Constitution.  According to polling on, about 35 percent of democrats support the socialist proposals of either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.  Both presidential candidates have made it clear they would impose a “wealth” tax on the assets of affluent Americans.  That is seizure of private property because those assets have already been subjected to tax.  
Finally, there is now acceptance in liberal states like California and New York of abortion on demand up until birth, a practice some believe has Nazi-like implications.  This view is so extreme that Hillary Clinton and others running on the democrat side never could have endorsed it even three years ago.  Today, it is policy for many democrats including the aforementioned Sanders and Warren.
What has allowed the radical left agenda to flourish is a sweeping change in the national media.  Reacting with rank hatred to the Trump administration, the press has now mainstreamed far left thought.  No longer is a zealot like Elizabeth Warren an outlier.  Nope, she’s presidential timber in many media precincts.
The uninformed and/or apathetic American picks up on this.  No longer are politicians who deny due process or advocate Constitutional violations even challenged.  Now they stand on debate stages smiling at press moderators who have no problem with their radicalism and even, in the case of late-term abortion, embrace it.
But it is the attitude of many regular folks, not the media, that is most worrisome.  The ignorance and apathy being documented in national polling is frightening.  The United States was founded on the philosophy that life and private property is sacrosanct and that an attack on the country where thousands of citizens die, is an act of war.
Apparently millions of us don’t get that.
Or don’t want those principles anymore.
Either way, we had better take notice.
Posted by Bill O’Reilly

Derrota 2020

El Norte, 27 Abril, 2019

Javier Livas
El ex Vicepresidente Joe Biden -en la gestión de Barack Obama- es el precandidato número 20 entre los demócratas que retarán al Presidente Donald Trump en 2020. Yo, desde ahora, los doy por derrotados sea quien sea el candidato.

No me interesa dar consejos políticos en un país que no es el mío. Sin embargo, habrá un buen número de lectores que quieran saber por qué estoy tan seguro de que Trump se reelige a fines del año que viene para otros cuatro años.
 Habrá quienes quieran casar apuestas. Gracias a las “fake news” hay muchos clientes disponibles.

Mi pronóstico por supuesto suena descabellado para quienes desde la toma de posesión de Trump han estado muy receptivos de las noticias “fake” que lo ponían no sólo de patitas en la calle, sino hasta en la cárcel.

Me duele que la desinformación circule tan sesgada en México; y más que haya tanta gente creyendo que basta desear algo con suficiente empeño para que suceda.

Los demócratas están derrotados por varias razones. Algunas las tomo de Victor Davis Hanson, analista y gran intelectual norteamericano. Él dice que su análisis histórico revela tres grandes condiciones por las cuales un Presidente pierde su reelección.

Una causa de derrota es una economía en problemas graves. En esta materia, Trump está lo mejor posicionado que cualquier otro Presidente en la historia de Estados Unidos. La economía está boyante, los empleos al máximo y por más que pudiera empeorar el escenario eso no sucedería antes de noviembre del año que viene.

La otra causa de derrota es una guerra fallida. Algo similar a lo que sucedió con el Presidente Bush padre. Aquí, Trump está vacunado. Ha infligido golpes certeros a los insurgentes del Estado Islámico y está por salirse de Afganistán.

Una tercera circunstancia adversa a la reelección radica en un escándalo tipo Watergate. En este terreno Trump es la víctima -no el perpetrador- de un intento de golpe de Estado silencioso.

El ansiado informe de Robert Mueller sobre la posible colusión con los rusos en la campaña del 2016 exime a Trump de las acusaciones de traidor a la patria.

En una voltereta espectacular, son sus acusadores los que muy probablemente irán a un juicio penal por revelar información secreta y por conspiración.

Más y más indicios ubican el plan y el esfuerzo inicial en la Casa Blanca de Obama y los directores del consejo de seguridad, la CIA y el FBI. Ése sí que fue complot. Ahora el nuevo Procurador William Barr tiene a los conspiradores de pechito.

Los demócratas también van a perder, y ésta ya es mi opinión, porque son tan tontos que ahora quieren desaforar y condenar a Trump por la información relativa al delito de obstrucción de justicia del que también salió librado.

No se dan cuenta de que entre más lo ataquen, más lo fortalecen. Ya varios de ellos reconocen que no hay tiempo, que la campaña de 2020 está encima y dan como ejemplo que a los republicanos les falló ir contra Bill Clinton, por el escándalo Lewinsky, a pesar de que éste sí mintió bajo juramento.

Hay otra razón que ayudará a Trump. En vez de estorbar la investigación, lo cierto es que el Presidente colaboró muchísimo, como nunca. ¡Renunció a invocar privilegio presidencial! Envió millones de documentos, declaró por escrito, ordenó a su abogado contestar preguntas y lo estuvieron bombardeando durante 30 horas.

Al margen de la gente que le tiene antipatía, no hay duda de que el Presidente Trump se portó increíblemente transparente. Si a eso agregamos la transparencia que resulta de sus tuits, creo que el pueblo norteamericano sabrá compensarlo por el gran regalo de información sin intermediarios que les proporciona. Este precedente hará historia.

Hay muchos otros éxitos que me permiten apostar a ciegas a favor del triunfo de Trump en 2020. Gran contraste con los que estaban seguros de que no terminaría su periodo de cuatro años. Cada quien ve el mundo como quiere y en eso no me meto.