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Why This Sudden Explosion of “Racist”and “White Supremacist” Claims? by The Elephant's Child

You have undoubtedly heard many times today that the President of the United States is a “white supremacist” and a racist and that therefore the shootings in El Paso and Dayton were because of the president’s rhetoric. The proof that he is a white supremacist seems to be that he is worried about the influx of migrants from Central America. In case you had not noticed, natives of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are apt to have brown skin, so any objection to the vast numbers trying to get across our Southern border is obviously “racist.”

The fact that they are trying to get into the country illegally, that they are borrowing children to appear as families, trying to get drugs across the border,claiming asylum to which they are not entitled, and simply trying to get into the country illegally in any way and by any route they can has nothing to do with anything: Donald Trump is ignoring the laws he is sworn to uphold and objecting to poor illegals entirely on the basis of their skin color.

Lets have a little straightforward honesty here. Democrats are terrified that American Blacks will notice that President Trump has dramatically changed the Black unemployment problem. Even more young black people are employed than ever before in history, and black unemployment is at historic lows. America Blacks understandably supported the first black president, and Democrats are deeply afraid they will lose that vote if they notice the financial improvement of near full employment. That’s why the Left is demonizing the president as a “racist” at every opportunity.

Democrats have a propaganda shop at the Center for American Progress, that sends out talking points and what they deem to be the best arguments for the Democratic Party. That’s why so many on the Left seem to be all saying the same thing at the same time, Surely you’ve noticed that sometimes it gets so obvious that they seem to be reading from a script. They forget to put the idea into their own words, or can’t figure out how, and just parrot the talking points.

Democrats have apparently missed the polls that show clearly that Americans want border control. They are trying hard to push for open borders, Democrats want to offer free health care to illegal aliens to encourage more. Insist that any effort to control the border is racist. They demonize ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the agency that acts as a police force, enforcing our immigration laws, refer to the chain link fences Obama installed to control the kids, as Trump’s concentration camps.

You can get an idea of the talking points that were issues with the Democrat presidential candidates who were out uniformly talking racism and white supremacy.



Are The Democrats All Just Crazy? by The Elephant's Child

I don’t know about you, but I’m still mulling over the 2nd round Democrat debates. More than one person has asked if the Democrats are just crazy? We do not speak the same language with the same understandings. Democrats believe firmly that Republicans give tax breaks to the rich. because those are the people they represent and favor. The good people, the caring people, (the aforementioned Democrats) are trying to make everybody equal. They want to take that excess money away from the rich and give it to the poor, who need it more, unfortunately not because it will actually help the people, but because it will prove what good people the Democrats are.

That you cannot make everybody equal, does not occur to them. That the attempt to make everybody equal usually devolves into socialism and tyranny from a way too powerful government is not within their comprehension. It is deeply important to Democrats to be seen as good people. That’s why they favor open borders. America is, in their minds, a nation of immigrants, (like most of the rest of the world) and the more the merrier, especially when most new citizens are apt to vote Democrat. America, by law admits about one million immigrants who have applied and waited their turn, because the government feels that is about the number we can teach how to become citizens and settle in.

Note the absurd things they choose to believe. We have concentration camps for the children of illegals at the border, where we put them all in cages. They can make our people like illegals better by putting teeter-totters through the border fence where an American and a migrant can play together and become friends. ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the police force that tries to protect American citizens by removing criminal illegal aliens is demonized as Nazis and Storm Troopers. Angel Moms who have lost members of their families to criminal illegal immigrants, not only get no help nor recognition, but are demonized if they say anything nice about members of ICE.

Democrats want to win votes by promising gifts to the voters. Andrew Yang wants to give everyone $1,000 a month Free healthcare, free college education, are common offers, and everybody seems to want to remove fossil fuels and coal and run the economy on “renewable energy”. Unfortunately neither wind nor solar energy are reliable sources of energy. The wind does not blow all the time, sometimes not for days, and seldom at the right speed to produce efficient energy. The sun is too diffuse, there are clouds, and rainy days or weeks, and both sources require 24/7 backup from conventional power sources, but none of the candidates seem even vaguely aware of that fact. The big response is the simple fact that the federal government has no money of its own. Anything promised or gifted means that your taxes have to be raised enough to pay for it.

They all seem to believe that the climate crisis is upon us and we have a varying few years before it’s all over. Beto O’Rourke gives us 10 years, Buttigieg says the tipping point is 12 years away, Jay Inslee says we have to be entirely off fossil fuels in 15 years, Steve Bullock says 2030, Gillibrand — “greatest threat to humanity”, Elizabeth Warren says it’s “the existential crisis for our world and puts every living thing on the planet at risk”.

They all want to impoverish the country in an exercise that cannot have even the slightest effect on world climate. Certifiably nuts. Parroting what is currently fashionable without the slightest reference to science, history, or fact. Do not allow any one of these people anywhere near the reins of government.



Things Are Not Quite What They Seem! by The Elephant's Child

Do you have the subtle feeling that everything is just slightly or majorly off? Conrad Black’s latest column begins: “nowhere is the collapse of the Democratic Party as a coherent political organization more evident than in the astounding metamorphosis of Robert Mueller.

Mueller looked the part: tall, slender, slab-faced, jut-jawed, and unsmiling, all business, and no soft bonhomous weakness for anything but a thorough plumbing of the depths of Trump’s unutterable hucksterism, skullduggery, and larceny. The commentariat, though well gone in the saddle after their long incumbency as the country’s political sages, dressed for the part again and took to the airwaves with the smug confidence of veterans and the zest of those addicted to tearing down administrations they found distasteful.

Black, for those of you who don’t know him, is a long time Canadian newspaper magnate, and member of the British House of Lords. Good mind, and I try not to miss his columns.

Perish the thought of any of this pusillanimous bourgeois rubbish about impartiality! Trump was an interloper and he had to be sent packing with such finality that no one would dare interrupt the self-enriching slumbers of the political class for at least another century.

John Hinderaker at Powerline blog, writes about the Democrats “inability to explain the booming Trump economy — as a problem the Democrats have yet to solve. Democrats always want to run as though it is 1932 and their mission is to end a depression, but that is hard to do when employment is at record highs, wages are rising, and in general the economy is perhaps the strongest in American history. For the most part, the Democrats’ strategy has been to change the subject.” That seems to capture the situation precisely.

Maxine Waters has been screeching about impeachment from the day Mr. Trump was elected. and many Hollywood luminaries follow suit. What is it they want to impeach him for? What are the high crimes and misdemeanors? Who knows. They simply hate him with a seething rage, because?

Media Post reports that the Democrats are readying a social media campaign intended to convince Americans that hard times are here again: What?

Priorities USA, the biggest Democratic Party super PAC, wants to publish stories on social media that highlight people’s economic struggles. …

The goal is to unseat President Trump by targeting voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida and Wisconsin that were critical to his 2016 victory. Priorities USA also will advertise in search results and create testimonial videos of people who feel left behind by the Trump economy, Politico reported.

So this is the way they intend to deal with the economy that is perhaps the strongest in American history? I wrote below about Big Tech’s efforts to control our elections, and Dr. Robert Epstein’s warnings. I am increasingly getting the feeling that there is a massive disconnect here. We are not speaking the same language. We do not share the same reality, nor the same beliefs. Running as if it is 1932 and the mission is to end a depression is not just a fanciful analogy.

Democrats believe firmly that Republican tax cuts go only to the rich and buy their votes. Poor people are helped with a big stimulus, or as FDR called it “pump-priming”. You raise taxes, especially on the rich, so you can do nice things for the poor and unfortunate. Doing nice things for the less fortunate proves that the givers are good people who care. Two economists at UCLA, Lee Ohanian and Harold Cole, established that FDR’s well-meaning efforts made the Great Depression about 7 years longer than it needed to be. That is not acceptable information for Democrats, they reject it utterly.

Many Republicans recognize the problem and have defined it as “Orange Man Bad,” but that makes it seem like just a joke, and they are quite deadly serious. Many have dropped out of the crusade after Robert Mueller’s ghastly performance, but not the majority. Hollywood denizens, still frothing at the mouth, continue to seek publicity every day to keep the crusade alive. In their world everyone who does not believe as they do is obviously a racist, homophobe, white supremacist and all around bad person. It is a serious battle, and we need to recognize what they are about. We have some very good people fighting for us — Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Ted Cruz, Dan Crenshaw, to mention only a few.

There’s an old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” That may be about where we are.



Pure Partisan Politics. God Bless the USA. by The Elephant's Child

When we elect a president, we are not electing him to be “the most important man in the world” or any of the other encomiums  which an American president sometimes receives. We are electing someone to manage the economy and our international affairs. And I find myself remarkably happy with a booming economy, full employment, fewer folks needing food stamps. Some Republicans are worrying about the national debt, but apparently haven’t noticed that Trump is working on reducing the cost of government in the long term, by reducing the size of government. He is moving the Department of Agriculture to the center of agricultural America in Kansas, where they are close to the people they serve instead of the residents of the capitol. Ditto for the Bureau of Land Management, which is to be moved to Colorado. The agency does not manage any land in Washington D.C.

Democrats are quick to suggest that the employees may not like leaving the amenities of the Capitol — to which one can only guess that may be part of the reason for agencies that are way too big and too comfortable. Housing will be cheaper, the cost of living will be cheaper. A trip to see what the problems of those you serve really are – will be a short drive instead of a long airplane journey. President Trump has reportedly asked all of the federal agencies to take a hard look at their advisory councils to see if they really need all of those advisors. If he succeeds in reducing the flow of illegal aliens, that will result in vast savings for the economy as well. If the Democrats would help in getting control of our borders instead of pushing for more illegals to illegally vote Democrat in our elections, and boost their representation in Congress by getting counted in the Census — that would help too.



Democrats Have Become Wild-Eyed Extremists! by The Elephant's Child

Elizabeth Warren  has reportedly been looking for ways to “establish her anti-Israel credentials with progressives who have come to see the destruction of the Jewish state as a non-negotiable cause.” And found it in targeting GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy, and hiring  anti-Israel radical Max Berger as an aide.

Berger helped to found the IfNotNow organization that has devoted itself to damaging Israel’s reputation in the United States in the guise of seeking an end to Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem. Pay no attention to Palestinian terrorism. Berger has previously said on Twitter that he “would totally be friends with Hamas” the Sunni Islamist fundamentalist group that engages in terror. This is a way to get support from radical anti-Israel groups? Well, so much for Ms Warren.

Look up Israel’s gifts to the world. The list is extensive. Did you know that we have cherry tomatoes (which have way better flavor that the ordinary tomatoes I get at the store) thanks to an Israeli kibbutz? Look for the Palestinian gifts to the world. Crickets.

I had no idea that the Democrat Party was so anti-Israel, nor why. Is it part of their weird Trump Derangement? Or have they always been bigots? They want to get rid of the private health insurance that covers 250 million Americans. They want to decriminalize illegal alien entry into this country. They want to provide health coverage to undocumented immigrants. They want open borders. The worst-run states in the country are run by Democrats. (Our Washington State Governor ranked dead last in fiscal management of his stat by the CATO Institute’s survey last year.) Democrat run cities are a mess. There’s a reason for that.



Getting Tired of Being Called a “Racist”? by The Elephant's Child


I am becoming terminally tired of the Democrats and their Race Card. Sorry, you cannot change your history of being on the wrong side in the efforts to get rid of slavery and all it’s remnants, by accusing everyone else of racism. President Trump did not suggest anything racist about AOC’s “Squad.” I was astonished to learn that the four members of AOC’s “Squad” were to be considered  “women of color.” I hadn’t noticed. I assumed that they were all “Justice Democrats,” Socialists, which is a remarkably ignorant idea for any American. Actually, Democrats seem to accuse anyone who has the temerity to disagree with them of racism.  It’s just an automatic response.

The President inartfully tweeted about the four women who are actually members of Congress, yet seem to dislike the country they supposedly serve, suggesting that if they didn’t like it in this country, they were free to leave. But what he said was to suggest that they should go back where they came from. Bad turn of phrase, but nothing to do with race. Remember that Donald Trump came of age in the years of the Vietnam War protests, when “love it or leave it” was a common phrase. He probably learned early on that if someone punches you, you punch them right back.

Many people wish that President Trump would not tweet. He does use his tweets to insult all too frequently, but he usually insults only those who have insulted him. He did come up with an insult that I’d never heard before. He suggested that those people were “why they put instructions on the shampoo bottle.”  You’ll have to admit that’s a pretty good one. It makes me laugh.

Clearly numbers of people out there suffer from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Some Democrats are absolutely intent on Impeaching the President. The problem is what for? You don’t get to impeach a president because you don’t like his tweets. That’s silly. You are not required to like a president either. We elect a president to do a good job with the country and the economy, and you would have to be among the “shampoo instructions” bunch to fail to recognize a booming economy, with the lowest rates of unemployment for blacks in history.  The fewest people on food stamps. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) introduced articles of impeachment apparently because he thinks President Trump “unfit” for office, six million new jobs for our economy since he was elected seems a pretty fair denial of that claim.

Democrats usually depend on buying votes to get elected. That is, they offer to have the taxpayers give people something “for free” like Medicare for all, which often works because the majority of the people do not recognize the simple fact that the federal government has no money of its own. Anything the federal government offers as a new benefit has to be paid for by raising taxes. Feelings of pride and self-worth do not come from being given another handout, but from being able to take care of yourself and your family with the work you do. The low unemployment and lack of need for food stamps or welfare, may have a lot of America’s black citizens feeling more kindly towards President Trump. Democrats may be fearful of losing some of the black vote, which may explain a lot. Certainly you won’t hear promises from Democrat candidates of keeping the booming economy going. Instead they can’t wait to raise taxes.

ADDENDUM: I have erred. The source of the insult that has so amused me may not be President Trump but Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Still really funny!



Beware Ignorant Democrats With Big Ideas! by The Elephant's Child

When President Trump declared a “national emergency” to use money from the Pentagon to build the border wall, some warned that the Democrats could use the precedent for their own purposes.

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have introduced a joint resolution declaring that the Climate Apocalypse is near, and demanding “a national, social, industrial and economic mobilization of the resources and labor of the United States at a massive scale.”

Yet Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, who also introduced it, made his inspiration clear. “The national emergency is not the border, it’s the climate,” Mr. Blumenauer said on a press call. A Sanders spokesperson also drew the comparison, noting that, in contrast to Mr. Trump’s “phony national emergencies,” the Sanders resolution addresses a genuine “existential” threat.

Nothing will happen this Congress, but the resolution’s real point is to put down a marker for the Democrat they expect will be President in 2021. If he or she declares an emergency as Mr. Trump did, it could be used to justify extralegal executive actions that Congress has refused to pass.

This isn’t far-fetched given how the Democratic presidential contenders are proposing to kill the Senate filibuster, pack the Supreme Court and replace the Electoral College. They’re frustrated with the Constitution’s checks and balances, and an “emergency” finding is one potential way around them.

Haven’t all of the Democrat candidates signed on the AOC’s “Green New Deal”? I’m not sure of that, but I find the whole bunch completely disqualified from even being considered for higher office (of any kind) especially the presidency. A pretty scary bunch. You really have to be fearful of one whole degree of warming.




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