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Monday, September 16, 2019

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See A Political Party Stupid Enough to Call You a Racist Is Too Stupid to Govern by Rick Moran at PJ Media.

Excerpt:
What happens when a political party is hijacked by fanatics, ideologues, and hysterics who don't care whether they win or lose an election?

They lose elections.

That's where the Democrats are headed because they'd rather be "right" than clever. And when it comes to the issue of race, Democrats think they have a corner on "right."

They've got a small problem, though. In order to appeal to the fanatics, ideologues, and hysterics to tap them for money and support, they have to at least give lip service to their warped views on race. And that includes calling you and me and about 70 percent of the American voters "racist....
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54 comments:

  1. I. Dradaby Yakinov said

    When your enemy is in the process of destroying himself, it's unwise to do anything but clap your hands, cheer him on, and shout "Hosanna!."

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  2. Ole PJ ought to take a deep look into it's own party of of ideologues and fanatics.

    Oh how hypocrisy abounds in the spinning fields of politics.

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    1. RN,
      Check your own cognitive bias. It's obviously there!

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    2. Sure. I've been doing that every day these past 2 and a half years. Trying mightily to find reasons to support Trump. Still trying.

      Unfortunately Americans seem to prefer division over inclusion, AND, they prefer talking at one another than discussing issues honestly.

      People have a lot of fears and politicians manipulate those fears for political advantage and to gain power.

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    3. Check your own cognitive bias. It's obviously there!

      Isn't nearly everybody's? RN referenced one party casting stones when introspection might produce critical thought. That's hardly unique & noteworthy cognitive bias. The GOP likewise appeals to "the fanatics, ideologues, and hysterics to tap them for money and support."

      I remember a quaint time when Conservatives were inherently skeptical of politicians and party power machinations....

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    4. CI,
      I'm not so sure that we're in a bygone quaint time. But we are living in a reactionary, vote-with-the-middle-finger time. Lots of reasons for that -- as I'm sure you realize.

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    5. AOW - Sycophancy on both sides, seems to be at a zenith, in my lifetime at least.....

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    6. Wow. I was beginning to think RN was CI in disguise.
      I guessed wrong.

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    7. Hari the Hobbit said

      Similar personality types, Ed.

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    8. Why would you think that Ed?

      We do however, know of one confirmed troll here who posts under multiple screen names.

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    9. I'm guilty of that. Sometimes I post under my dad's name.

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  3. "hIS"?

    Are you sure that THAT is "hIS" preferred pronoun?

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    1. "I hate it when these CIS-GEN trans-phobes post. ^^

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    2. The thing about racism is it requires n activism. One can believe another race is "inferior" and do nothing. The "inferior" race will fall on its face and fail on its own, correct?

      Who then, are the racists? Those that believe another race *would need help,* correct?

      So either the definition of "racism" has gone off the rails, or the people throwing the term around ARE the racists. Which is it?

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  4. I only wish that there are clear thinking voters out there.. All I can say is that people - my friends so far...I remain silent.... that I have known for decades have lost their way... I could say minds but that would be unkind.
    Not sure on this... not one bit.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      I only wish that there are clear thinking voters out there.

      Our school systems and our media have made certain that there are fewer clear thinking voters. **sigh**

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  5. The whole idea of labeling/calling someone (or a large group of people) racist is to shame them and shut down anything they might have to say. There is, of course, another possibility: that the people one seeks to shame might eventually embrace the label. “I speak the truth, if that makes me a racist, so be it.” In fact, it has already happened. Some number of blacks and whites do embrace their racism, and they’re proud of it. They act on it. People get hurt ... this sort of thing is not good for society—if we are seeking accommodation. If we aren’t trying to better society, then everyone should stand by for serious consequences at some point. Having said that, however, I do think that the number of morons running around calling other people racists is small, politically motivated, and that most people have tired of it. We’ll see how it is all working out come election day 2020.

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    1. Mustang,
      Are you hopeful for Election Day 2020?

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    2. I'm hopeful that none of the DNC clown parade will be elected to the presidency. Two things are in the offing: either the American people are so damn sick of business of usual inside the beltway that they'll reject the DNC, or they'll stay home and allow the worst case scenario. It's out of my hands.

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  6. Race is always with us in America but it isn't being discussed much in the debates except as a way to insult Biden.
    Primary topics are health insurance coverage, climate and income disparity.

    Pay attention to joke sites like Pajamas Media at your risk.

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  7. "we're waiting on what the (Saudi) kingdom tells us to do..."
    -- Donald Trump

    Your support for this loose cannon is stunning.

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    1. Ducky, as I read Trump's tweets, your paraphrasing is disingenuous; he appears to have written: "but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Please correct me if he tweeted your quote after.

      Not that he's not been obsequious to KSA, but words matter.

      Of course, a mere few years ago, Trump tweeted a different tune: "Saudi Arabia should fight their own wars, which they won't, or pay us an absolute fortune to protect them and their great wealth-$ trillion!"

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    2. okay.CI, I'll take it back. not that he isn't somewhat in thrall to the Saudi leadership.
      I'd be interested in your assessment of the damage from a pretty low tech attack.

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    3. A low tech attack? Did they use Cessna's?
      They took out half that nation's oil capacity.
      We don't need to go into Iran.
      We can do it from here.
      Death to America, indeed.
      Of course they do sound like democrats.

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    4. Ducky, I agree with Ed....until we have intelligence exploitation of the attack platform(s) involved, I certainly wouldn't categorize it as "low tech".

      I would remind of the servicemen & women in Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE that would likely come under immediate attack by Iran or Proxies, should we launch a crippling strike at the behest of KSA. Hopefully, the CinC remembers them as well.

      But I expect a rush of "America First" "patriots" to enlist, given this threat...no?

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    5. Yes, and Iran has reminded us of the threat they pose to our presence there. As if instead of a deterrence, our military is being held hostage, They got away with that in 1979.
      I big and quick enough strike would hopefully deny that strategy.

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    6. That strategy would not be denied with a crippling strike on Iran, for the very reasons that it's not Iran holding our military 'hostage' in the region. Iranian proxies aren't in Iran.....and in the case of Iraq, arguably the largest concentration of proxies [the Shi'a militia Groups], have been incorporated into the Iraqi Security Forces since 2016, yet armed and supported by Tehran.

      All thanks to the gift we gave the Mullahs in 2003.

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  8. Of interest....

    From Trump is a racist. Democrats should stop calling him one by Dana Milbank (not a writer at PJ Media):

    President Trump is a horrendous racist. And it’s time for Democrats to stop calling him one.

    Counterintuitive? Yes. But substantial evidence shows that labeling Trump “racist” backfires against Democrats. It energizes his supporters without providing any additional motivation to Democrats, and it drives soft partisans — voters who could be up for grabs in 2020 — into Trump’s arms....

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    1. Can I please be shown that ONE instance of racism that doesn't involve dog whistles?
      One?
      Just show me one.
      There must be one.
      Go.

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    2. Affirmative action programs have low expectations for minorities baked into their premises.


      Oh you meant some other instance of racism lol

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    3. Cass Alexander Adelphi said

      Trump is a white man. That's proof enough he is a racist. That's what white people are. They're all racists, and the more they try to deny it the more obvious it becomes. Or so the Democrats would have us believe.

      Actions may speak louder than words, but nothing is stronger and more enduring than bone deep prejudice born of one's own ethnic, cultural and religious iedentity.

      Democrats (Marxists today in truth) capitalize on that. It feeds their insatiable lust for absolute power and control, and fuels thei[r drive to achieve it.

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    4. Trump is what he is. Something a majority of folks do not want to be.

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  10. I put it more bluntly Beto vs Rambo

    When faced with an enemy attack are you going to apologize or bombs away
    Do you support law enforcement or criminals. Do you see secret Jews cabals and victimized Muslims. Conversely do you see unyielding violence with unrealistic goals.
    Do you want open borders or controlled legal immigration.
    Okay Trump is rough around the edges. However, the man gets stuff done and says what many of us want to. Kneel at the flag and pick a rude gesture of choice. Green. New Deal is less factual than green eggs and ham.

    Jefferson, Lincoln and Reagan vs Marx, Lenin and Hugo

    Our country, Our People, Our shared values and our communities

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    1. Beak,
      Trump is rough around the edges. However, the man gets stuff done and says what many of us want to.

      And that's the bottom line for me.

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    2. rough around the edges

      That is some graduate level rationalization there. I've only used Trump's own standards to take the measure of the man. Jefferson, Lincoln and Reagan would not be pleased.

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    3. Cass Alexaner Adelphi said

      LINCOLN?

      He was the very worst president we ever had. Directly responsible for the merciless death of over 600k American men and the making of countless widows, orphans, cripples, invalids and madmen forced to lie in desperate poverty for many decades after Lincoln's War was finally over.

      So far Donald Trump is shaping up to be possibly the best president we've ever had, or certainly in the top two or three. No one will ever beat George Washington, of course.

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    4. Great points in the first paragraph. Tyrannical suspension of Constitutional protections will be his epithet for Liberty minded Americans.

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    5. Calling Trump a law enforcement president is bizarre at best. Change my mind.

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  11. Cass Alexander Adelphi said

    Not to be impertinent or too argumentative, but in a post devoted to the corruption, disingenuousness and depravity found in the Democratic Party and their sycophants who comprise the mainstream media, I could see nothing the bit irrelevant or inappropriate in bringng up the New York Times' unprincipled, grievously biased, frankly malicious attempt to smear Justice Brett Kavanugh with yet more vicious lies and idiot assertions about Justic Kanaugh's alleged, totally factitious behavior as a sexual predator and gang rapist.

    If anything could be MORE supportive of a contention that the media and the left are in cahoots against the best interests of Truth, Justice, Decency, the American Consituation and America's citizenry, I'd like to know what it might be?

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  12. cl

    Look at who his opponents are. These are Biden and a bunch of socialists. Do you want to contrast the idiocy of Sanders on the Soviets, Hugo and the Sandinistas. Great they have clean subways but its a police state.

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    1. I can oppose American Leftists without forcing extreme analogies with Sandinistas and Chavistas.

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    2. Cass Alexander Adelphi said

      Ah, but you can't, sir. Compromise with evil is not possible. If you're not adamantly against evil, you are for it by default.

      Doubtless you'll disagree. President Trump is doing us much more good than he is harm. You can complain about his "style" all you like, and count many things against him that are essentially petty, but when we consider the out-and-out communist-inspired, disingenuous, mentally defectiive, venal, personally ambitious trash running against the president, I can't see any wisdom in aiding the lunatic bitches and bastards who do nothing but carp, harass and do whatever they can to undermine Mr. Tru[mp for no better reason than his effrontery in having defeated Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency in 2016 –– an accomplishment for which I frankly revere Mr. Trump.

      I'm sure you would have hated what FDR did to the Nisei, but would you have have tried to get him removed from office in the middle of World War Two because of it?

      No one is so morally pure and free from sin that he can afford to be self-righteous. In practical reality it's often necessary to overlook pecadilloes in order to better serve a cause marshalled against great wickedness.

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    3. I don't complain about Trump's "style". I call out his hypocrisy, lack of integrity, and being utterly unmoored from principle. Likewise, I don't utilize the lazy intellectual currency of projection to extremes to fit a comfortably numb narrative that fills an emotional void.

      If you're not adamantly for Honor, you are against it by default.....no?

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    4. +1 CI

      You can revere Trump for defeating Hillary Clinton all you want. She was up against over 25 years of campaigning against her. My stank right sweat sock could have beat her. Raise your expectations.

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  13. ...and yes, I would have tried to get FDR removed from office during World War 2 for internment of American citizens without due process and many other things.

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